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All  about  The  Charlatan 


The  Charlatan  hits  the  stands  every  Thursday  during  theyear. 


The  Charlatan  is  Carleton's  indepen- 
dent student  newspaper.  We're 
currently  in  our  67th  year  of  serving 
students  as  Carleton's  primary  news 
source. 

The  Charlatan  is  written,  edited, 
and  operated  by  Carleton  students, 
independent  of  any  other  university 
organization. 

Our  newsroom  is  located  in  531 
Unicentre.  Come  by  anytime  to  meet 
the  editorial  team,  pick  up  an  assign- 
ment, ask  a  question,  or  hang  out  and 
throw  some  darts  (challengers 
welcome).  We  also  sell  Charla-popfor 
$0.50  a  can. 

How  can  I  get  involved? 

We're  always  looking  for  new 
contributors  —  no  experience  is 
necessary.  Whether  you're  interested 
in  writing,  social  media,  copy-editing, 
photography,  videography,  or  draw- 
ing, we'll  find  a  way  for  you  to  get 
involved.  If  you're  a  Carleton  student, 
then  you  have  something  to  offer. 

If  you  have  a  specific  interest,  such 
as  sports  writing  or  drawing  graphics, 
contact  the  specific  section  editor.  All 
of  their  emails  are  in  this  guide. 

At  any  time,  feel  free  to  stop  by  our 
newsroom  to  say  hello,  pitch  your 
own  story  idea,  complain  about  the 
latest  issue,  or  bring  us  up  to  date  on 
what's  happening  on  campus. 

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Do  I  need  to  be  a  journalism  student? 

NO!  If  you're  eager  and  willing  to 
learn,  our  editors  will  be  more  than 
happy  to  guide  you. 

Who  picks  the  editorial  staff? 

Charlatan  contributors  vote  for  the 
editorial  staff  in  elections  held  every 
March.  You  must  have  four  contributions 
to  the  paper  to  vote. 

In  the  fall,  we  hire  a  staff  photogra- 
pher and  staff  copy  editor.  Email  Jessica 
Chin  at  editor@charlatan.ca  for  more 
information. 

How  can  we  follow  you  online? 

For  24/7  Carleton  news,  sports,  and 
entertainment  online,  visit  Charlatas.ca 

We're  posting  breaking  news  online  as  it 
happens.  You  can  also  check  out 
highlights  on  big  events  with  exclusive 
photo  galleries,  slideshows,  and  videos. 
You  can  also  follow  us  on  Twitter 

(@CharlatanLive)  or  on  r-acebook 
(facebook.com/CharlatanLive). 

Room  531  Unicentre 
Carleton  University 
1 1 25  Colonel  By  Drive 
Ottawa,  Ont.  K1S5B6 

613  520-6680  (newsroom) 
61 3  520  6680  ext.  1 633  (e-in-c) 
editor@charlatan.ca 


t,  US 


News  editors:  Adella  Khan  &  Inayat  Singh 


The  Charlatan's  News  section  covers  all  hard  news  involving  the  Carleton 
community,  from  university  events  and  student  union  meetings  to  student 
protests  and  crime  on  campus. 

Since  news  can  happen  anywhere,  at  anytime,  and  to  anyone,  the  section 
deals  with  a  wide  variety  of  stories  -  anything  with  a  Carleton  connection. 

Volunteers  can  expect  to  end  up  anywhere  on  or  off  campus  and  will  get  the 
chance  to  speak  to  all  kinds  of  people.  One  week,  a  writer  may  be  interviewing 
the  leader  of  the  Liberal  Party  in  Oliver's  Pub,  the  next,  trying  to  keep  up  as  a 
raucous  band  of  student  protesters  march  through  the  snow  in  the  Unicentre 
parking  lot. 

What  we  lack  in  sleep  and  rest,  we  make  up  for  with  excitement  and  new 
experiences.  Writing  for  News  is  one  of  the  best  ways  to  see  life  happen  every- 
day at  this  university,  and  understand  the  unique  set  of  characters  that,  for 
better  or  for  worse,  have  married  their  fates  with  Carleton. 

news@charlatan.ca 


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National  editor:  Marina  von  Stackelberg 

The  National  section  focuses  on  student-related 
news  happening  across  Canada  and  around  the 
world.  From  Quebec  student  protests  to  govern- 
ment funding  issues,  we  cover  breaking  news 
that  affects  students  all  over  Canada.  You'll 
interview  important  and  influential  people  from 
across  Canada  and  the  world. 

But  if  you  prefer  writing  lighter  pieces,  many  of 
our  stories  are  about  funny  or  interesting  initia- 
tives happening  on  other  campuses.  A  class  on 
marijuana  legalization?  Dog  therapy  being  used 
for  stressed-out  students?  A  former-sex-worker- 
turned-professor?  National  covers  it  all. 

So  if  yojj  are  interested  in  what  goes  on  beyond 
the  Carleton  bubble,  then  write  for  National! 
national@charlatan.ca 


Op/Ed  editor:  Tom  Ruta 


Writing  for  Op/Ed  is  a  chance  to  tell  the 
world  what  you  think. 

It  doesn't  matter  what's  on  your  mind. 
Think  there  need  to  be  changes  on  Parlia- 
ment Hill?  On  Wall  St.?  On  campus?  Whatevfl 
your  interest,  this  is  the  place  to  let  it  out.  I 

Volunteering  for  this  section,  you  can 
engage  the  public  in  a  way  like  no  other.  You 
get  to  tell  thousands  of  people  about  issues^ 
you  feel  are  important,  whether  you  want  to 
urge  action,  give  a  story  more  play  in  the 
paper,  or  just  rant!  Best  of  all,  you  can  do  it 
being  as  serious,  satirical  or  as  light-heartc 
as  you'd  like. 

Op/Ed  is  the  voice  of  the  Carleton  camp 
community. 

Join  in  the  conversation. 
opedmcharlatan.ca 


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Features  editor:  Oliver  Sachgau 

The  Features  section  is  like  a  really  big  taco:  on  the 
outside  it's  big  and  pretty,  but  once  you  delve  in 
find  that  it's  also  meaty  and  delicious.  Except  whei 
there's  olives.  And  then  you  don't  know  if  you  w; 
to  add  sour  cream  or  not,  because  really  it's  fine 
its  own,  but  it  could  maybe  use  some  more  flavi 
and  I've  lost  track  of  the  metaphor. 

But  if  you've  ever  really  been  interested  in  a  topic, 
or  want  to  do  some  hard-hitting  investigative 
journalism,  Features  is  the  section  for  you.  Here  you 
can  interview  famous  and  interesting  people,  make 
them  squirm,  and  finally  put  it  all  together  into  an 
article  that  is  worth  framing. 

So  if  you  want  to  be  the  next  Bob  Woodward,  or 
just  really  like  writing,  Features  is  the  section  for  you 
features@charlatan.ca 


Arts  editor:  Kristen  Cochrane 

Do  you  have  an  insatiable  thirst  for  music,  visual 
art,  film,  fashion,  literature,  or  video  games?  You 
should  probably  write  for  the  Arts  section. 

Not  a  journalism  student?  Not  a  problem.  If 
you  have  the  enthusiasm  to  sit  in  a  music  venue 
after-hours  and  interview  your  favourite  band,  or 
-fl^     ^^Bfttend  the  latest  press  screenings  with  other 
film  junkies,  the  Charlatan's  Arts  section  would  be 

Ire  than  pleased  to  have  you  as  a  writer. 
'Pitches  are  welcomed  and  encouraged,  or  you 
can  join  our  mailing  list  to  be  privy  to  various 
'  opportunities,  including  festival  coverage,  art 
gallery  exhibitions,  fashion  shows,  or  even  video 
game  reviews. 

Who  knows,  your  major  in  Film  could  flourish 
into  a  career  as  the  next  Roger  Ebert.  Or,  for  the 
fashion  experts,  the  next  Anna  Wintour. 
aits@cHarlatan.ca 


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Sports  editor:  Callum  Micucci 

The  sports  section  of  the  Charlatan  focuses  on 
tinging  to  life  the  stories  of  Carleton's  varsity 
letes  and  teams,  as  well  as  any  other  Ottawa- 
area  sports  stories  that  are  pertinent  to  the 
Charlatan's  readership. The  section  includes 
athlete  profiles,  sports  features,  news  stories,  and 
game  reports. 

As  a  writer  for  the  sports  section  of  the  paper, 
you'll  often  find  yourself  on  the  field,  rink,  or 
court  interviewing  players,  coaches,  or  fans. The 
paper  covers  several  high-profile  events  through- 
out the  year  that  call  for  tight  deadlines  and 
exciting  reportage.  This  is  going  to  be  one  of  the 
best  year?  for  the  sports  section  yet,  as  we  are 
lucky  enough  to  be  able  to  witness  the  rebirth  of 
our  varsity  football  program  next  year. 
Sftbrts@cbarlatan.ca 


Web  editor:  Gerrit  De  Vynck 


There  is  a  lot  more  to  the  Charlatan  than  what  you 
see  on  the  stands  every  Thursday  morning. 
ChaNalan.Ca  gives  everyone  access  to  Carleton's 
independent  student  paper  any  day  of  the  week  and 
allows  us  to  keep  telling  stories  as  they  unfold. 
Whether  it's  a  concert  review  or  breaking  news 
about  a  campus  emergency,  our  online  presence 
gives  people  the  chance  to  know  what's  happening 
whether  they're  at  home,  at  school,  or  on  the  n*ve.  v 

Our  website  is  also  home  to  an  ever-expanding  ^r~^  :■- 
world  of  web-exclusive  multimedia  stories,  using\ 
video  cameras,  audio  recorders,  infographics,  social  - 
media  and  more.  Joining  the  online  team  will  givev 
you  the  kind  of  experience  and  skills  you'll  need  to 
help  forge  a  new,  more  creative  and  immersive*, 
journalism  that  is  already  captivating  people  all  ove 
the  world. 
web@charlatan.ca 


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Photo  editor:  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


Photographs  are  the  most  important  part  of  any 
newspaper!  You  can  tell  a  whole  story  with  just  one 
image,  and  that's  what  we  strive  for  here  at  the 
tan. 

The  Photo  section  closely  interacts  with  all  t 
editors  in  the  newsroom,  to  properly  create  co 
images  for  every  story,  every  week.  As  the  Photo  editor, 
is  my  job  to  understand  what  every  story  run  in  trie 
paper  is  all  about,  and  pass  that  along  to  volunteers,  3 
they  (or,  hopefully,  you)  can  take  a  photograph  that, 
properly  illustrate  the  story. 

So  if  you  like  photography,  fire  me  an  email  or  drop 
by  our  office  so  we  can  chat  about  it.  We  have  a  profes 
sional  DSLR  camera  in  the  newsroom  that] you  can 
borrow  for  assignments,  and  I'm  happy  to  help  in  any 
way  I  can. 

photo@charlatan.ca 


Graphics  editor:  Marcus  Poon 

There  isn't  always  time  to  read  through  the  Charlatan 
when  you're  in  a  hurry.  Graphics  are  an  effective  way  of 
quickly  bringing  attention  to  and  summarizing  articles. 

As  Graphics  editor,  it  is  my  task  to  draw  the  weekly 
editorial  graphic  as  well  as  co-ordinate  graphics  with  the 
test  of  the  paper.  Having  graphics  done  by  different 
Huunteers  adds  personality  and  interest  to  the  Charla- 
tan. 

folunteers  may  create  illustrations  that  accompany 
'ides  in  different  sections.  Graphics  in  the  Charlatan 
ren't  limited  to  illustrations  next  to  articles;  graphics 
(  can  also  include  infographics,  cover  designs,  and  more, 
fc'here  is  also  a  wide  range  of  needed  content  for  graph- 
ics, so  there  is  something  for  everyone.  There  are  many 
opportunities  for  anyone  and  any  style  of  drawing.  If 
you  enjby  drawing,  this  is  a  great  opportunity  to  have 
your  work  seen  and  gain  experience. 
graphics@icharlatan.ca 


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Editor-in-chief:  Jessica  Chin 


The  Charlatan  has  been  a  Carleton  campus 
staple  for  more  than  65  years,  and  we're  going  to 
be  around  for  another  65  more. 

Our  coverage  has  appeared  in  the  CBC  and  the 
Canadian  Press,  and  former  contributors  have 
gone  on  to  work  for  the  Ottawa  Citizen  and  the 
Globe  and  Mail. 

If  you're  not  interested  in  journalism,  take  a  lool 
at  our  other  opportunities.  There's  something  for 
everyone.  The  Charlatan  is  YOUR  newspaper,  and 
we'd  love  for  you  to  truly  be  a  part  of  it. 

We're  a  professional  newspaper  whose  editors 
create  a  fun,  easy-going  environment  for  volun- 
teers, and  ;.•>>•  pride  ourselves  on  that. 

If  you  don't  believe  me,  come  visit  our  news- 
room at  531  Unicentre  and  introduce  yourself.  Oi 
better  yet,  come  pick  up  an  assignment.  You 
won'Lregr'et  it. 
editor@charlatan.ca 


Other  opportunities 


Board  of  Directors 


Copy-editing 


As  a  not-for-profit  organization, 
Charlatan  Publications  Inc.  is  run  by  a 
board  of  directors  who  manage  the 
business  aspects  of  the  paper  and 
oversee  our  finances. 

The  board  is  comprised  of  student, 
staff,  faculty,  and  professional  represen- 
tatives. 

If  you're  interested  in  getting  involved, 
contact  the  board  chair  at 
board@charlatan.ea 

Advertising 

Interested  in  marketing  or  advertis- 
ing? Contact  advertising@charlatan.ca. 


The  Charlatan  is  always  looking  for 
volunteer  copy  editors  to  fact-check  and 
read  through  the  stories  before  the  papei 
goes  to  press. 

In  the  fall,  we  hire  a  staff  copy  editor  W 
co-ordinates  the  volunteer  copy  editors. 

To  get  involved,  email  Jessica  Chin  at 
editor  a  charlatan. ca. 

Radio  Show 

The  Charlatan's  radio  show  is  back  on 
CKCU  93.1  .The  show  features  Charlatan 
news  highlights  as  well  as  interviews. Tur 
in,  or  contact  us  at  editor  qcharlatan. co 
you  would  like  to  get.involved. 


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Ravens  Athletics  2012/2013 


October  5,  2012  -  March  10,  2013 


Carleton  Ravens  Home  Games 


October 


A   Women's  Basketball  (exhibition) 
H    McGill  @  CU  6  p.m. 

5   Women's  Rugby 

w   Sherbrooke  @  CU  6  p.m. 

19  Men's  Hockey  (home  opener) 
■*  Concordia  @  CU  7  p.m. 

Men's  Basketball  (exhibition) 

House  Laughton.  CU  vs.  Dalhousie,  8  p.m. 

13  Men's/Women's  Soccer 

10  Trent  @  CU,  W  1  p.mVM  3:15  p.m. 

Men's  Basketball  (exhibition) 

House  Laughton,  CU  vs.  Laval,  8  p.m. 

M Women's  Hockey  (home  opener) 
UdeM  @  CU,  2  p.m. 


Women's  Rugby  (exhibition) 
RMC@CU.  4:30  p.m. 

W Women's  Basketball  (exhibition) 
Metro  Glebe.  CU  vs.  Concordia,  8  p.m. 

Oil  Women's  Basketball  (exhibition) 
*u  Metro  Glebe.  CU  vs.  Laurier,  8  p.m. 


1  RMC  @  CU,  W  1  p.m./M  3:15  p.m. 

Women's  Basketball  (exhibiton) 
Metro  Glebe,  CU  vs.  Dalhousie.  8  p.m. 


M Men's  Hockey 
UQTR  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

9R  Men's  Hockey 
*°  UofO  @  CU,7p.m. 


Men's  Basketball  (exhibition) 
House  Laughton,  CU  vs.  Que 


Queen's,  2  p.m. 


November 


2 

Men's  Hockey 
Lakehead  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

IB  Women's  Hockey 
UofO  @  CU,  2  p.m. 

3 

Men's  Hockey 
Lakehead  @  CU,  3  p.m. 

Men's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

Women's  Hockey 
Concordia  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

93  Men's  Hockey 
RMC  @  CU.  7  p.m. 

4 

Women's  Hockey 
UdeM  @  CU.  2  p.m. 

Men's/Women's  basketball 
Lakehead  @  CU.  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

16 

Men's  Hockey 
UofO  @CU.  7  p.m. 

Wome's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

Men's/Women's  Basketball  (home  opener) 
Brock  @  CU,  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

OA  Men's  Hockey 

Queen's  @  CU.  3  p.m. 

Men's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

Women's  Hockey 
McGill  @  CU.  7  p.m. 

17 

Men's/Women's  Basketball 
McMaster  @  CU  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

Men'sAA/omen's  Baskerball 
Guelph  @  CU,  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

Men's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

Women's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

25  Womens's  Water  Polo 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

January^ 


l 


11  Men's  Hockey 

"  McGill  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

25 

Women's  Hockey 
UdeM  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

1Q  Men's  Hockey 
10  UofT  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

Men'sAA/omen's  Basketball 
York  @  CU,  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

10  Men's  Hockey 

,a  Concordia  @  CU,  3  p.m. 

26 

Women's  Hockey 
McGill  @  CU,  2  p.m. 

Men'sAA/omen's  Basketball 
Queen's  @  CU,  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

Men'sAA/omen's  Basketball 
Laurentian  @  CU,  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

!  on  Women's  Hockey 
;  *u  UofO  @  CU,  2  p.m. 

27 

Men's  Hockey  1 
McGill  @CU,  3  p.m. 

oq  Men's/Women's  Basketball 

Capital  Hoops  vs.  UofO.  W  5:45  p.m./M  8  p 

,m. 

enruarv 


Women's  Hockey 
UdeM  @  CU,  2  p.m. 


Men's  Hockey 
Nipissing  @  CU,  7  p.m. 


Men'sAA/omen's  Basketball 
Ryerson  @  CU.  W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 


Men's  Hockey 
Ryerson  @  CU.  3  p.m. 


Men's  Hockey 
Concordia  @  CU,  7  p.m. 


1B  Men'sAA/omen's  Basketball 
lu  UofT  @CU,W  6  p.m./M  8  p.m. 

Women's  Hockey 
UofO  @  CU,  7  p.m. 

n Women's  Fencing 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 

Women's  Fencing 
OUA  Champs  @  CU 


March 


Men's  Basketball 

CIS  Final  8  ®  Scotiabank  Place 


TBD  @  CU  8  p.m. 


Men's  Basketball 

CIS  Final  8  @  Scotiabank  Place 


Men's  Basketball 

CIS  Final  8  @  Scotiabank  Place 


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One,  w8  are  the  Ravens 

Two.  a  little  bit  louder 

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Four,  more  more  more 


Oh,  I'd  rather  be  a  Raven  than  a  horse 
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What  Is  RedZone?  

RedZone  is  a  fan  club  for  all  Ravens  varsity  teams. 
We  attend  soccer,  basketball,  hockey  and_ rugby 
games  and  cheer  the  Ravens  to  victcrv  i  o  join 
RedZone  you  must  purchase  a  RedZone  member- 
ship. By  purchasing  a  membership  you  get  access 
to  the  best  seats  at  varsity  home  games  and  makes 
ycu  a  part  of  the  Carleton  community.  Go  Ravens! 


What  Is  A  RedZone  Membership? 


Your  RedZone  membership  gets  you 

•  RedZone  i-shin 

Priority  seating  at  basketball,  hockey 

•  and  soccer  games 

A  chance  to  have  floor  seats  during 

•  Capital  Hoops  and  CIS  championships 
Varsity  pass  to  all  home  varsity 


How  Much  Is  A  RedZone  Membership? 

S35.  This  includes  your  varsity  pass.  CU  ©  The 
Hungry  Games  participants  (not  volunteers)  only 
pay  S1 0  as  their  varsity  pass  was  included  m  their 
orientation  kit. 

Where  Can  I  Buy  A  Membership? 

From  RedZone  tabling  m  the  atrium  Tuesday 
Wednesday  Thursday  from  1 1  00  -  2:30 
From  the  Welcome  Desk  at  Athletics  anytime.  If  a 
RedZone  membership  is  purchased  at  the  Athlet- 
ics Welcome  Desk  they  will  have  to  find  RedZone 
in  the  Atrium  during  tabling  with  their  receipt  to  get 
their  i-shirt 


Do  I  Have  To  Come  To  Every  Game? 
/What  If  I  Miss  A  Game?  

RedZone  members  can  come  to  whichever  games 
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Originally  Published  in  Tite  Charlatan,  Volume  41,  Issue  27 
Sports  Editor:  Erika  Stark  •  sports@charlataiu 


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Star  forward  Tyson  Hinz  was  named  a  tournament 
all-star.  ||  PHOTO  BK  Cerrit  DeVvnck 


BV  CALLUM  MlCUCCl  AND  GlANLUCA  N  ESC  I 

If  it  wasn't  already  official,  the  Carleton 
Ravens  made  sure  there  were  no  questions 
about  their  legacy  March  11  in  Halifax. 

The  Ravens  won  yet  another  Canadian 
In teruni versify  Sport  (CIS)  men's  basketball 
championship,  capturing  their  eighth  W.P. 
McGee  Trophy  in  the  last  10  years  with  a 
commanding  86-67  victory  over  tine  Univer- 
sity of  Alberta  Golden  Bears. 

With  the  win,  the  Ravens  have  tied  the  all- 
time  mark  of  eight  championships,  a  record 
they  now  share  with  the  University  of  Victoria. 

"It's  one  title  in  one  year,"  said  Ravens 
head  coach  Dave  Smart  on  the  court  follow- 
ing the  championship  victory.  "It's  one  at  a 
time.  These  kids  put  up  with  my  crap  all  year, 
they  deserve  it." 

With  star  players  Tyson  Hinz  and  Philip 
Scrubb  both  returning  to  the  program  next 
year,  Carleton  may  have  that  record  all  to 
themselves  in  the  very  near  future. 

"They're  incredible  players,  so  much  talent 
and  it's  only  upwards  for  them.  They  carried 
us  the  whole  year,"  graduating  guard  Elliot 
Thompson  said  after  the  game.  "It  makes  it 
easier  on  us  and  makes  us  comfortable  being 
role  players  to  them,  and  they  did  it  again, 
they  stepped  up  in  the  big  game  and  I  love 
both  of  them.  They  have  lots  of  potential  and 
lots  of  wins  left  in  them." 

Scrubb  was  named  the  MVP  of  this  year's 
CIS  championship,  but  was  modest  in  his  ac- 
ceptance of  the  award. 

"The  biggest  thing  is  to  win  the  whole 
thing  as  a  team,"  Scrubb  said.  "I  guess  I  hit 
some  shots  and  I  got  lucky  to  get  an  award." 

Scrubb  cemented  his  status  as  the  best 
player  in  the  nation  with  a  monster  perform- 
ance, putting  up  26  points,  eight  rebounds 
and  five  assists. 

"I'm  so  happy  for  him,  he's  a  great  player 
and  he  keeps  getting  better,"  said  Alberta 
head  coach  Greg  Francis,  who  coached  Scrubb 
with  the  Canadian  national  junior  team.  "The 
only  tough  part  is  that  we  have  to  play  him 
again  next  year  and  I  know  he's  going  to  keep 
getting  better," 

The  Ravens  struggled  at  times  during  the 
tournament,  making  for  some  scary  moments 
over  the  course  of  three  games. 

"Maybe  what  happened  was  we  hit  rock 


A  decade's  dynasty 

The  Ravens  basketball  team  captured  their  eighth 
national  title  in  10  years  March  11  in  Halifax 


t 


Willy  Manigat  and  Scrubb  combined  for  40  points  March  II      photos  and  top  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


It's  one  title  in  one  year.  It's  one  at  a  time.  These 
kids  put  up  with  my  crap  all  year,  they  deserve  it. 

—  Dave  Smart, 
head  coach,  Ravens  men's  basketball 


bottom  in  that  first  half  last  night  offensive- 
ly," Smart  said.  "  I  thought  we  defended  well, 
but  offensively  we  just  played  scared,  and  I 
think  [after  that  half]  we  played  with  freedom 
on  offence." 

The  win  caps  off  a  historic  campaign  in 
which  the  Ravens  did  not  lose  a  single  game 
against  CIS  competition,  completing  the  sea- 
son with  an  astonishing  34-0  record.  It  was 
a  fact  that  left  Thompson  "speechless"  after 
the  game. 

"We're  the  only  team  that's  gone  undefeat- 
ed the  whole  year  against  CIS  competition," 
said  fifth-year  guard  Willy  Manigat.  "That's 
something  that  we're  really  proud  of,  that 
was  a  goal,  and  we  accomplished  it." 

For  the  three  graduating  Ravens,  going 
out  with  a  34-0  season  and  a  national  cham- 
pionship is  something  they  wouldn't  change 
for  the  world. 

"At  this  point,  it  hasn't  really  sunk  in  yet," 


Manigat  said.  "It's  my  last  game  playing  in 
the  CIS  but  I  love  these  guys.  I  love  my  fifth- 
year  guys  Elliot  Thompson  and  Cole  Hobin. 
Those  guys,  since  I've  come  to  Carleton,  have 
been  with  me  every  step  of  the  way.  That's 
what  this  game  means  to  me.  We'll  always  be 
friends  forever  but ...  1  don't  know.  I  don't 
know  what  to  tell  you." 

Besides  no  longer  playing  with  the  people 
they  love,  the  continuing  Ravens  have  little  to 
worry  about  in  the  coming  years  as  they  seek 
to  leapfrog  the  University  of  Victoria  Vikes 
and  break  the  record  they  just  tied. 

"There's  not  much  of  a  torch  to  pass  on  to 
the  young  guys,"  Manigat  said.  "Somebody 
told  me  our  third-year  and  second-year  guys 
combined  for  35  in  the  first  half.  They  already 
know  what  it  takes  to  win.  It's  just  about  car- 
ing about  each  other  and  being  a  family, 
playing  basketball,  loving  what  we  do  and 
doing  it  hard.  Thaf  s  always  going  to  continue 


CIS  player  of  the  year  Philip  Scrubb  received 
tournament  MVP  honours.  |j  photo  by  Cerrit  DeVvnck 


as  long  as  guys  keep  listening  to  coach  and 
keep  wanting  to  win  and  being  better  every 
day.  That's  what  it's  all  about." 

Carleton  came  out  of  the  locker  room  on 
fire,  shooting  76.9  per  cent  from  the  field  in  an 
up-tempo  first  quarter  that  saw  the  game  go 
for  large  stretches  without  a  whistle. 

Hinz  dominated  the  Golden  Bears  early 
in  the  game,  scoring  10  points  on  4-4  shoot- 
ing in  the  opening  quarter.  Scrubb  was  no 
slouch  either,  as  the  Richmond,  B.C.  native 
closed  out  the  first  half  with  19  points  and  six 
rebounds. 

"We  were  ready  to  go  from  the  start," 
Scrubb  said.  "Some  guys,  this  was  their  last 
game  and  we  just  tried  to  play  for  them  and 
leave  it  all  out  on  the  floor." 

Combined,  the  dynamic  duo  put  up  35  of 
the  Ravens'  52  points  in  the  opening  half,  out- 
scoring  the  Golden  Bears  on  their  own,  who 
could  only  muster  32  points. 

Manigat  once  again  made  a  huge  impact 
off  the  bench,  as  the  veteran  chipped  in  with 
14  points,  proving  that  the  Ravens  bench  is 
littered  with  talent  —  something  opposing 
coaches  alluded  to  numerous  times  over  the 
tournament. 

With  Carleton  going  into  the  break  hold- 
ing a  20-point  cushion,  it  was  simply  a  matter 
of  closing  out  the  game  with  their  trademark 
defence. 

Golden  Bears  stars  Daniel  Ferguson  and 
Jordan  Baker  found  that  defence  difficult 
to  break  down,  but  their  head  coach  wasn't 
willing  to  pin  the  loss  on  the  two  players  who 
carried  his  team  to  the  tournament. 

Instead,  Francis  credited  Smart  with  win- 
ning the  coaching  battle. 

"I  know  we  have  the  talent  to  match  them, 
but  I  don't  know  that  I  was  consistent  enough 
with  my  guys  like  [Smart]  was  with  his  guys, 
and  I  don't  think  you  can  come  into  a  final 
situation  and  change  much  at  all,"  Francis 
said.  "You  have  to  be  who  you  are,  you  have 
to  do  it  through  thick  and  thin  and  thaf-s 
something  I  learned  as  a  coach." 

Carleton  is  now  8-0  in  national  champion- 
ship final  games,  all  of  which  have  come  with 
Smart,  a  five-time  CIS  coach  of  the  year,  be- 
hind the  bench. 

Many  have  said  this  was  the  best  team 
Smart  has  ever  put  on  the  court  —  a  point 
that/  s  hard  to  argue  now.  □ 


News 


May31-June27,20i| 
News  Editors:  Adella  Khan  and  Holly  Stanczak  •  neivs©clmrlattm 


Me 


Student  targeted  by  'hateful'  memes 


BY  CULLENBlRD 


It  was  4  a.m.  on  a  Wednesday 
morning  when  Carleton  student 
Aran  Smith  first  learned  of  the 
memes  directed  at  him.  He  was 
having  a  debate  on  Facebook  about 
the  validity  of  cuts  to  the  CBC 
when  two  of  the  people  involved 
in  the  discussion  referred  to  some 
new  memes  that  identified  him. 

That  day,  April  4,  Smith  found 
14  memes  —  pictures  of  himself 
with  text  superimposed  on  them  — 
and  he  said  he  found  all  of  them 
offensive. 

"There  was  clearly  some  homo- 
phobic material  there/'  Smith  said. 
"It  was  hateful,  but  my  reaction  was 
to  put  up  a  shield,  to  put  up  a  wall." 

That  approach  changed  as 
Smith,  who  is  openly  gay,  found 
more  and  more  memes  directed 
at  him,  posted  using  Quickmeme. 
By  the  time  he  reported  the  issue 
to  Ottawa  police  on  April  23,  Smith 
found  a  total  of  39  memes. 

"At  that  point  they  were  violent, 
and  they  were  hateful,"  Smith  said. 
"There  are  others  that  are  just  ex- 
tremely, extremely  homophobic." 

"And  so  I  became  very,  very 
frightened  and  I  reached  out  to  my 
friends  for  support,  I  reached  out 
to  the  university  for  support,  and  I 
went  to  police." 


The  coalition  against  homophobia 


The  day  after  he  made  a  report 
with  Ottawa  police,  Smith  went 
to  Student  Affairs  to  seek  help. 
There  are  currently  two  ongoing 
investigations  —  one  by  Carleton 
administration,  undertaken  by 
Director  of  Student  Affairs  Ryan 
Flannagan,  as  well  as  another  by 
the  Ottawa  police. 

"I'm  looking  to  speak  with 
possibly  five  to  six  individuals," 
Flannagan  said.  "They're  not  sus- 
pects but  they  may  have  some 
insights  into  how  [the  memes] 
were  created  and  who  they  were 
created  by." 


If  the  perpetrator  is  found,  the 
university  has  a  range  of  measures 
it  can  act  on  under  the  Student 
Rights  and  Responsibilities  policy, 
Flannagan  said.  This  could  include 
an  apology,  community  service,  a 
fine,  or  a  suspension  of  at  least  one 
semester.  This  would  be  in  addi- 
tion to  whatever  charges  Ottawa 
police  might  lay. 

The  memes  were  taken  down 
April  25,  after  the  programming 
coordinator  of  Carleton's  Womyn's 
Centre,  Diana  Banyasz,  sent  a  letter 
to  the  webmaster  of  Quickmeme 
asking  that  the  posts  be  removed 


photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


from  the  site. 

"I  really  would  like  an  apology 
from  everyone  involved,"  Smith 
said.  "I  will  support  the  Ottawa 
police  if  they  decide  to  lay  charges. 
And  I  will  support  Ryan  Flan- 
nagan in  whatever  sanctions  that 
he  might  impose." 

Flannagan  said  that  the  univer- 
sity will  look  at  educating  students 
on  the  damaging  effects  of  cyber- 
bullying  next  fall. 

Since  then  Smith  has  started 
a  Carleton  campaign  as  a  coali- 
tion with  the  Graduate  Students 
Association,  Equity  Services,  and 


Campus  Safety  aimed  again;  J 
homophobia  and  transphobiJ 
The  campaign  uses  organization; 
material  from  the  Canadian  Fed] 
eration  of  Students  (CFS). 

CFS  started   their  campaigi 
against  homophobia  and  trans 
phobia  in  partnership  with  Youtlj 
Line  last  year,  creating  campuji 
guides,  postcards,  and  supporffl 
buttons  to  help  Canadian  studentjffl 
start  campaigns  on  their  own  cam  ■ 
puses.  The  materials  were  release  m 
May  17on  International  Day  agains  m 
Homophobia  and  Transphobia.  3 

"What  we're  trying  to  do  witijM 
these  materials  is  help  people  whm 
are  coordinating  these  campaign*  I 
-  that  first  of  all,  it's  not  just  them  jS 
that  there  is  [a]  support  network;  *1 
said  Sandy  Hudson,  the  CFS-OrvM 
tario  chairperson. 

Participants   in   the  CarletoiS 
campaign  will  be  speaking  to  clas; 
es  on  campus  May  31  to  outline  thi 
campaign's  goals  and  form  a  dis  ^ 
cussion  panel.  Smith  said. 

He  added  that  although  in* 
was  dissatisfied  with  the  initia  - 
response  from  Carleton  Univer  -i 
sity  Students'  Association,  he  ha*  < 
otherwise  received  a  lot  of  suppor  i 
on  campus. 

CUSA  president  Alexande;  ■ 
Golovko  could  not  be  reached  fo: 


Canal  goes  digital 


CUSA  meeting  halted 


Students  from  Carleton's  Centre  for  Public  History  and  school  of  information 
technology  worked  together  to  develop  an  interactive  application  for  iPhone, 
iPod  and  IPad  that  chronicles  the  history  of  the  Rideau  Canal.  Users  can  explore 
the  history  of  the  site  through  photos  and  text.  RACHEL  COLLIER  has  the  story 
onClUrtltii.CJ.||  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


by  Hilary  Roberts 


The  first  emergency  Carleton 
University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  council  meeting  of  the 
summer  ended  abruptly  May  29 
after  councillors  said  they  felt  trig- 
gered by  another  student's  story  of 
attempted  suicide. 

Sixth-year  human  rights  and  pol- 
-  ideal  science  student  Arun  Smith 
advanced  a  motion  asking  CUSA 
to  support  a  Canadian  Federation 
of  Students  (CFS)-Ontario  anti- 
homophobia  and  anti-transphobia 
campaign.  To  explain  why  he  was 
asking  CUSA  to  support  the  motion, 
Smith  described  being  the  victim  of 
homophobic  cyber  bullying  and  al- 
most taking  his  life  May  18. 

Michael  De  Luca,  vice  president 
(finance)  said  Smith's  speech  was 
"triggering." 

"A  trigger  is  any  kind  of  experi- 
ence. .  .  that  evokes  a  traumatic 
memory  and  the  person  is  brought 
back  to  that  moment,"  said  Sarah 
McCue,  a  support  worker  with  the 
Coalition  for  a  Carleton  Sexual  As- 
sault Support  Centre. 

"As  someone  who  has  had  to 
deal  with  a  similar  situation,  I 
don't  want  to  re-enact  yours  to- 
night," De  Luca  said.  "The  motion 
is  on  the  the  campaign." 

Smith  replied  that  the  descrip- 
tion of  his  personal  situation  was 
necessary   to   understand  why 


CUSA  should  support  the  cam- 
paign. He  indicated  that  support 
workers  were  present  if  anyone 
needed  them. 

Some  councillors  repeated  De 
Luca's  request,  while  others  said 
Smith  should  have  been  allowed 
to  tell  his  story  as  he  saw  fit. 

Smith  then  withdrew  the  mo- 
tion, telling  council  he  thought 
the  reason  why  some  councillors 
didn't  want  to  hear  his  story  was 
because  the  motion  involved  sup- 
porting a  CFS  campaign. 

The  meeting  was  then  adjourned. 

Graduate  Students'  Association 
(GSA)  vice-president  (internal) 
Anna  Gilroy  attended  the  meeting 
as  the  GSA's  representative. 

"I  think  it's  really  important,  es- 
pecially on  this  motion,  that  people 
be  able  to  talk  about  their  experi- 
ences. It's  come  to  light  recently 
that  we're  having  a  lot  of  instances 
of  oppression  on  our  campus,  and  I 
think  it's  sad  and  it's  tough  to  deal 
with,"  she  said. 

Councillor  Justin  Campbell  said 
he  almost  left  the  meeting  because 
he  found  the  details  of  Smith's 
story  too  difficult  to  hear. 

"Those  personal  experiences 
would  be  best  served  to  be  stated 
once  the  campaign  was  in  formula- 
tion and  once  council  had  made  a 
decision,"  he  said. 

The  motion  will  come  up  again 
at  the  next  council  meeting,  Smith 


said,  adding  he  thinks  he  will  at- ' 
tend  to  speak  again  or  will  send  h 


tl 


letter  with  his  thoughts.  He  sa 
he  will  continue  working  on  the  1 
campaign  with  the  university  and  J 
campus  safety. 

Council  dealt  with  three  othei  -< 
emergency  motions,  all  brought  ^ 
forth  or  seconded  by  Smith. 

Two  other  motions  were  passed 
at  the  meeting.  One  made  the  J 
vice-president  (student  issues)  re- 1 
sponsible  for  "combatting  systemk  ^ 
oppression"  on  campus.  The  othei  * 
motion  asked  for  CUSA's  equity  ^ 
committee  to  hold  three  meetings  \ 
to  set  up  a  safe  space  audit  of  the 
university.  The  second  part  of  the 
motion,  which  would  have  named 
GLBTQ  Centre  administrative  co-or- 
dinator  Sarah  Cooper  the  temporary 
chair  of  the  committee,  was  struck 
before  the  motion  was  passed. 

CUSA  president  Alexander 
Golovko  said  passing  those  two 
motions  is  a  good  step  forward. 

"We  passed  two  very  important 
motions  today,  we  are  moving 
towards  fighting  homophobia  and 
transphobia  on  campus,"  he  said. 
"The  campus  is  getting  united  by 
this." 

Golovko  could  not  be  reached 
for  further  comment.  Vice- 
president  (student  issues)Hayley 
Dobson  could  not  be  reached  for 
comment.  De  Luca  declined  to 
comment.  0 


31 -June  27,  2012 


charlatan.ca/news 


Keynote  speaker  inspires  female  leaders 


KIRSTEN  FENN 


As  the  former  editor-in-chief 
Chatelaine  magazine,  Rona 
iynard  has  faced  many  chai- 
ses and  had  ample  experience 
trning  to  hone  her  leadership 
jlities. 

Maynard  was  the  keynote 
Baker  for  the  Management  De- 
lopment  Program  for  Women's 
th  anniversary  event  at  Carleton 

wii 

"When  I  was  young,  I  was  al- 
Ls  asking  'Do  I  measure  up? 
n  I  good  enough?'  I  was  very 
ternally  motivated,  and  a  lot  of 
mien  never  do  get  out  of  that 
t,"  she  said. 

"I  remember  thinking  that 
,re  just  was  no  point  aspiring 
[a  career  because  1  wouldn't  get 
lywhere  if  I  did,"  said  Maynard, 
hose  mother  was  denied  the  pro- 
5sion  she  wanted  simply  because 

her  gender. 

Despite  her  later  success  as  a 
riter,  her  mother  never  fully  re- 
vered from  the  sting  of  getting 
ss  than  she  deserved,  Maynard 
ad.  She  said  watching  her  mother 


Rona  Maynard  (left)  was  the  keynote  speaker  at  the  women's  leadership  conference  at  Carleton  May  II.   1 1  photo  by  Yuko  Inoue 


greatly  impacted  her  perception  of 
male  and  female  leadership  roles. 

"  Most  men  I've  observed  think 
that  they  deserve  a  good  job,  that 
they  deserve  advancements,"  she 
said.  "In  my  generation  anyway, 
women  tended  not  to  think  that 
way." 

"Women  are  very  afraid  of  be- 


ing perceived  as  self-important," 
Maynard  said. 

She  tested  the  legitimacy  of  this 
fear  when  she  began  to  share  her 
personal  story  as  a  woman  in  her 
editorial  column  in  Chatelaine. 

Maynard  discovered  that  her 
readers'  perception  was  very  much 
the  opposite  of  what  she  expected; 


to  them,  she  was  not  self-interested 
and  "grandiose,"  but  a  leader. 

"They  told  me  that  stories  I  had 
written  changed  their  life,"  she 
said. 

Recognizing  her  effect  on 
other  people  has  allowed  May- 
nard to  value  and  utilize  her  gifts 
for  leadership.  Today,  she  uses 


Student  was  a  'great  friend' 


Holly  Stanczak 


Second-year  global  politics 
[udent  Ryan  Husk  said  he  met 
)el  Gauthier  through  a  paintball 
pd  extreme  sports  club  at  Carle- 

I  "He  was  a  leader,  an  enthusi- 
Bt,  a  person  who  was  not  afraid 
p  try  anything  (literally  every- 
fting]  and  a  great  friend  .  .  .  He 
[ways  had  a  funny  and  positive 
ititude  ...  He  is  someone  who 
twill  miss,"  Husk  said  via  Face- 
bok  message. 

I  Husk  started  the  club,  and  said 
e  was  touched  by  Gauthier's 
©mmirment  to  the  group. 
I  Husk  noted  that  Gauthier  was 

Bry  active  on  campus,  founding 

le  IBD  Crohn's  and  Colitis  Sup- 

)rt  Group  at  Carleton. 
Gauthier,  a  first-year  electrical 

igineering  student  at  Carleton, 


■  more  coverage  . 


Forging  global  ties 

!  ShamitTushakiran  reported 

on  grad  student  Prisca 
Kamungi  coming  to  Carleton 
from  South  Africa  to  study. 

Wiebe  wins  award 

....  Dessy  Sukendar  spoke  to 
CU  prof  Martha  Wiebe  about 

being  honoured  for  her 
contributions  to  social  work. 


First-year  student  Joel  Gauthier  had  a 
'funny  and  positive  attitude.'  ||  providso 

died  May  26  after  he  was  struck  by 
lightning  May  25,  according  to  the 
Ottawa  Citizen.  . 


Digitizing  heritage 

Veronique  Hynes  learned 
about  a  digital  pop-up  book 
of  Canada's  history  created  by 
CU  prof  and  students. 

Student  acquitted 

The  Crown  has  withdrawn 
a  possession  of  child 
pornography  charge  against  a 
CU  student. 


Paramedic  Derek  Davis  said 
an  18-year-old  male  was  riding 
his  bike  with  a  friend  in  Vincent 
Massey  Park  on  May  25  at  about 
7  p.m.  when  they  stopped  under 
a  tree.  The  tree  and  the  victim 
were  struck  by  lightning,  and 
the  victim  went  into  cardiac  ar- 
rest. He  was  transported  to  the 
hospital  in  critical  condition  and 
later  died  in  hospital  as  a  result 
of  his  injuries. 

His  companion  was  taken  to 
hospital  in  stable  condition  and 
later  released,  Davis  said. 

"We  are  very  saddened  by  this 
terrible  news,"  wrote  Chris  Cline, 
university  media  representative  in 
an  email. 

"The  Carleton  community  is 
sending  its  best  wishes  to  Joel's 
family  and  friends  and  we  will 
support  them  in  any  way  we 
can."  □ 


Copy  laws  may  up  fees 

MaghenQuadrjni  delved  into 
why  changing  copyright  laws 
at  Carleton  may  raise  tuition 
fees. 

Chem  profs  dazzle 

Simon  Po-Chien  Lin  learned 
about  the  magic  of  chemistry 
at  CU's  first  outdoor 
chemistry  magic  show. 


her  memoir  writing  workshop  to 
empower  women  who  fear  their 
stories  will  be  insignificant  to 
others. 

"When  there  are  eight  or  nine 
of  us  sitting  around  a  table  and 
everybody  is  saying,  'I'd  like  to 
know  more  about  that,'  or  'this 
really  touched  me,'  they  discover 
that  the  rest  of  the  group  is  very 
interested  in  their  story.  And  that 
is  empowering,"  she  said. 

Simple  actions  are  just  as 
important  to  Maynard.  She  said 
the  power  they  have  to  influence 
others  reminds  her  that  anyone  is 
capable  of  leadership. 

"I'm  always  noticing  things  that 
people  do,  or  stories  that  people 
tell  me,  that  get  me  thinking,  'What 
does  that  mean  to  me?  What  can  I 
take  from  that?'"  she  said. 

"When  you  aspire,  it  is  easier  to 
inspire,"  she  said. 

"It's  a  story  that  makes  me  as- 
pire to  be  better  than  I  am.  And 
when  I'm  my  best,  I'm  able  to  in- 
spire other  people."  □ 

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CU  staff  gets  safe 
space  training 


by  Emma  Paling 


Equity  Services  held  the  first 
faculty-only  safe  space  training 
session  at  Carleton  May  7,  ac- 
cording to  equity  advisor  Smita 
Bharadia. 

Although  the  training  has  al- 
ways been  offered  for  faculty, 
Equity  Services  began  working 
with  the  Carleton  University  Aca- 
demic Staff  Association  (CUASA) 
this  year  to  bring  in  faculty  mem- 
bers who  haven't  had  the  training 
before,  said  Sarah  Cooper  of  Carle- 
ton's  GLBTQ  Centre  for  Sexual  and 
Gender  Diversity. 

CUASA's  equity  committee  has 
been  promoting  this  training  to 
faculty  and  is  now  a  partner  of  the 
university  Equity  Services  depart- 
ment, Bharadia  said. 

The  session  had  a  "pretty  good 
turnout,"  with  about  10  faculty 
members  receiving  the  training, 
said  Dan  Irving,  assistant  profes- 
sor of  sexuality  studies  and  human 
rights. 

"For  people  whose  identities  or 
experiences  aren't  along  the  GL- 
BTQ spectrum,  it's  useful  to  be  able 
to  raise  questions  in  a  space  where 
there  are  no  wrong  questions,  and 
the  answers  are  readily  available," 
Irving  said. 

Safe  space  training  is  meant  to 
create  "allies"  for  GLBTQ  students, 
Bharadia  said.  Students,  staff,  and 
faculty  who  have  completed  the 
training  are  given  stickers  and 
flags  so  they  can  be  easily  recog- 
nized as  supportive  individuals, 


she  said. 

"Over  time,  students  earned  the 
stickers  and  became  allies  but  there 
was  a  need  to  start  looking  at  staff 
and  faculty,"  Bharadia  said. 

Two  years  ago  the  program's 
focus  changed  to  attract  more  staff 
and  faculty,  after  starting  in  2005 
for  residence  fellows  and  orienta- 
tion week  facilitators,  Bharadia 
said. 

"The  whole  program  has  al- 
ways been  evolving  as  issues  and 
needs  change,"  Bharadia  said. 

There's  also  a  need  to  specific- 
ally target  faculty  in  fields  such 
as  engineering  and  math  where 
GLBTQ  issues  may  not  be  at  the 
forefront,  Irving  said. 

"  We  don't  want  it  only  attracting 
faculty  whose  research  is  in  [sexual- 
ity studies],"  Irving  added. 

"Faculty  are  the  people  who 
students  look  up  to,"  Cooper  said. 
"The  way  they  speak  and  interact 
with  students  is  really,  really  im- 
portant," she  added. 

The  GLBTQ  Centre  often  re- 
ceives complaints  from  students 
about  things  that  professors  and 
teaching  assistants  say  during 
class.  Cooper  said.  A  particularly 
sensitive  issue  is  pronoun  use 
when  referring  to  transgendered 
students,  she  said. 

"It  shouldn't  be  the  responsibil- 
ity of  the  student  to  break  down 
any  ignorance  some  teachers  and 
professors  may  have,"  Cooper  said. 

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Quebec's  red  square  comes  to  Ottawa 


bv  Peter  Mazereeuw 


Nearly  1,000  protestors  decor- 
ated in  red  wound  their  way 
through  Ottawa  May  29  in  a  rally 
and  march  aimed  at  supporting 
student  demonstrations  in  Quebec. 

The  march  was  organized  by 
a  group  called  Solidarity  Against 
Austerity  (SAA). 

The  aim  of  the  march  was  to 
denounce  Quebec's  Bill  78  which 
restricts  and  regulates  protests 
in  that  province,  according  to  the 
group's  Facebook  page. 

Protest  leaders,  however,  de- 
cried everything  from  tuition  hikes 
to  capitalism,  a  lack  of  funding  for 
Aboriginal  students,  and  Quebec 
premier  jean  Charest. 

"We  know  what  it's  like  to  have 
huge  tuition  fee  hikes  in  Ontario, 
so  it's  important  that  we  show 
Quebec  students  that  we  support 
them,"  said  Elizabeth  Kessler,  SAA 
spokesperson  and  vice-president 
of  university  affairs  of  for  the  Stu- 
dent Federation  of  the  University 
of  Ottawa. 

Protest  organizers  refused  to  re- 
veal the  route  of  the  march  through 
Ottawa  in  advance. 

As  part  of  Bill  78,  protest  lead- 
ers must  register  the  date,  time, 
duration  and  venue  of  the  demon- 
stration as  well  as  its  route. 

The  march  took  a  circuitous 
route  through  Ottawa  before 
crossing  the  Alexandra  Bridge  into 
Gatineau,  and  pausing  in  front  of 
the  Palais  de  Justice  on  Rue  Lau- 
rier. 

The  diverse  group  was  noisy 
but  peaceful.  Most  were  young, 
but  senior  citizens  and  a  mother 


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pushing  a  baby  carriage  were  spot- 
ted in  the  crowd. 

Many  of  the  protestors  were 
either  francophone  or  Quebec 
natives,  and  most  of  the  leaders 
spoke  to  marchers  in  both  French 
and  English. 

Several  prominent  unions 
played  a  role  in  the  protest,  includ- 
ing the  Canadian  Union  of  Postal 
Workers  (CUPW). 

CUPW  national  president 
Denis  Lemelin  said  the  demon- 
stration was  about  more  than  just 
tuition  fees. 

"The  students  are  standing  up 
against  austerity  and  standing  up 
for  public  services,  workers,  and 


a  more  equitable  society,"  he  said 
via  email. 

CUPW  spokesperson  Mike  Pal- 
acek  said  the  union  was  there  to 
protest  Bill  78,  and  lend  support  to 
student  unions  that  protested  with 
CUPW  during  its  strike  last  year. 

Some  onlookers  supported  the 
marchers  as  they  made  their  way 
through  the  downtown,  banging 
on  pots  from  their  apartment  win- 
dows. 

Others  looked  confused  and 
said  they  didn't  know  the  meaning 
of  the  protest. 

"Without  knowing  all  the  story 
from  both  sides,  1  don't  know 
whose  side  I'm  on  other  than  I'd 


like  to  see  the  tuition  stay  down  as 
low  as  possible,"  said  one  bystand- 
er, who  identified  himself  only  as 
Mark,  a  developer  for  a  large  tele- 
communications company. 

"I  think  it's  very  good  that  they 
stand  for  what  they  believe  in  .  .  . 
but  I  think  protesting  can  only  go 
so  far.  I  don't  know  if  it'll  actually 
make  much  of  a  difference,"  said 
Dave,  an  Ottawa  high  school  stu- 
dent watching  the  protest  who 
asked  that  his  full  name  not  be 
used. 

A  more  effective  way  for  pro- 
testors to  achieve  their  goals  may 
be  contacting  their  member  of  Par- 
liament, he  said. 


The  protest  is  designed  to  catcl, 
the  attention  of  protestors  as  welj 
as   politicians   in  Quebec, 
Jean  Sebastian  Belleau,  one  of  t 
marchers. 

Belleau  grew  up  in  Gatineau 
but  attended  La  Cite  Collegiale  u 
Ottawa. 

"[I'm  here]  to  show  some  sup 
port,  at  least  give  a  morale  boost  h 
the  Quebec  students,"  he  said. 

The  demonstration,  howevei 
was  never  intended  to  rival  the  fe  i 
rocity  of  those  in  Quebec,  Belleai  j 
said. 

"The  message  we're  trying  tl 
get  across  is  drop  the  fees,  not  star  i 
breaking  stuff,"  he  said.  Cfl 


For  more  coverage . 


Quebec  protests: 
A  timeline 

CASS) E  AYL WAR D  and  INAYAT 

Singh  break  down  the  student 
protests  from  the  first  rally  to 
the  most  recent  negotiations. 

Banging  pots  and 
pans 

|  u  an  it  A  Bawagan  reports  on 
the  Casseroles,  a  new  form  of 
nightly  protest  that's  taken  off 
in  Montreal. 

Puppy  Love 

Tat  i  ana  von  Recklinghausen 

looks  at  how  dog  therapy 
programs  are  helping  students 
with  stress. 

Slides  on  campus? 

Edward  Shammas  writes 
about  UBC's  plan  to  build  a 
slide  in  its  new  student  union 
building. 


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BCIT  removes  mandatory  gym  class 


by  Sammy  Hudes 


A  mandatory  physical  exercise 
course  from  the  computer  science 
curriculum  at  the  British  Columbia 
Institute  of  Technology  (BCIT)  has 
been  removed  following  uproar 
from  the  students  that  began  in 
September  2011. 

Computer  science  students 
were  required  to  attend  manda- 
tory gym  time  for  about  one  hour 
every  week,  as  part  of  their  pro- 
gram's requirements. 

With  no  instruction  given  dur- 
ing the  class,  students  signed  their 
names  on  an  attendance  sheet 
and  an  instructor  verified  they  at- 
tended and  stayed  for  the  hour, 
according  to  faculty  and  students. 

The  physical  education  require- 
ment was  added  to  the  computer 
science  curriculum  roughly  five 
years  ago,  starting  with  first-year 
students,  according  to  Brian  Pit- 
cock,  associate  dean  of  the  School 
of  Computing  and  Academic  Stud- 
ies at  BCIT. 

The  idea  was  borrowed  from 
the  Southern  Alberta  Institute  of 


Technology,  which  had  a  similar 
program  in  place  for  its  computer 
science  students,  Pitcock  said. 

"We  thought  that  this  would  be 
a  good  idea,  something  that  would 
help  our  students,"  said  Pitcock. 
"If  we  can  get  them  out  of  the  lab 
for  an  hour  a  week,  this  will  help 
them  with  both  their  physical  and 
their  mental  health." 

But  the  school's  policy  made 
students  feel  like  they  were  being 
treated  like  children,  said  Marwan 
Marwan,  computer  science  chair 
for  BCIT's  student  union. 

"[At  BCIT),  there  are  a  lot  of 
people  either  transitioning]  into 
careers  or  adults  going  back  to 
school,"  said  Marwan.  "Every- 
one's mature  and  already  involved 
in  life." 

Marwan  said  for  students  al- 
ready taking  seven  courses  per 
semester,  this  gym  time  could  be 
better  spent  on  schoolwork. 

"The  excuse  was  this  was  really 
good  for  our  health,  but  when  you 
turn  around  and  walk  down  the 
hallway,  there's  probably  vending 
machines  and  junk  food  all  over 


the  place." 

Pitcock  said  at  first,  the  idea  was 
well  received,  which  prompted  the 
polytechnic  institute  to  extend  the 
requirement  to  all  four  terms  of  the 
program. 

He  said  he  began  the  process 
to  remove  the  requirement  after 
students  voiced  their  disapproval 
about  a  year  ago,  and  circulated  a 
petition  requesting  the  mandatory 
gym  class  be  dropped. 

Pitcock  called  the  gym  class  "a 
noble  experiment  that  just  didn't 
quite  work  out." 

"We  were  trying  to  give  our  stu- 
dents something  extra  as  a  bit  of  an 
advantage,"  he  said.  "But  we  de- 
cided that  maybe  we  were  a  little 
bit  out  of  line  and  this  isn't  what 
the  modern  student  wants." 

In  May,  the  department  voted 
to  eliminate  the  requirement,  but 
Marwan  said  he  was  unaware  of 
this  until  he  was  contacted  by  tlie 
Charlatan, 

"Ifs  been  an  uphill  battle  with 
the  school.  I'm  happy  to  hear  that 
it/ s  gone,"  he  said. 

Carleton  University  Students' 


Association  (CUSA)  computer  sci 
ence  councillor  Justin  Campbel 
said  that  gym  time  should  not  be; 
requirement  even  if  it  seems  to  bt 
beneficial. 

"This  program  [at  BCIT]  im 
poses  an  excessive  and  unrelatec 
requirement  on  students  based  or 
discriminatory  factors.  It's  baset 
on  a  stereotype;  an  administrators 
point  of  view,"  said  Campbell. 

He  said  many  computer  scienct 
studentshe  knows  are  in  relativel) 
good  health. 

"It  makes  the  assumption  tha  j 
somehow  we  can't  take  care  of  our  j 
selves.  It's  lifestyle  education,  ant 
completely  out  of  place." 

Douglas  Howe,  Carleton's  dir  I 
ector  of  computer  science,  sail  I 
there  is  no  chance  Carleton  wouk  I 
ever  adopt  this  kind  of  progran  t 
requirement. 

"In  my  eight  years  as  director  J 
the  topic  of  mandatory  physica  f 
education  courses  has  never  conn  } 
up,"  he  said.  t 

"It  is  not  part  of  our  mission  tc  I 
force  students  to  work  on  their  life-  5 
style."  0  a 


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Age  cap  placed  on  student  bus  pass 


Brianna  Harris 


Ottawa  college  students  over  the  age 
19  will  no  longer  be  able  to  purchase  a 
jdent  bus  pass  starting  September  2012, 
cording  to  OC  Transpo. 
Students  over  the  age  of  19  will  have  to 
irchase  a  regular  adult  bus  pass  for  $96.25 
month,  which  is  over  $20  more  than  the 
iginal  regular  student  bus  pass.  A  student 
iss  is  only  available  on  a  monthly  basis  and 
ists  $75  a  month. 

This  change  will  affect  college  students 
,ar-round  at  Algonquin  College,  Saint  Paul 
diversity,  La  CM  Collegiale,  and  Domin- 
an  University  College,  who  do  not  have  a 
-Pass  program. 

Students  from  Carleton  and  University  of 
ttawa  who  are  over  19  will  also  be  affected 
om  May  to  August  when  the  U-Pass  isn't 
jlid. 

The  change  is  because  of  the  introduc- 
on  of  the  new  Presto  system,  according 
i  David  Pepper,  manager  of  the  business 
!d  operational  services  branch  at  OC 
ranspo. 

The  Presto  system  uses  a  reloadable 
lastic  card  and  "provides  a  new  level  of 
mvenience,  flexibility  and  value  for  OC 
ranspo  customers,"  according  to  the  OC 
ranspo  website. 

"With  the  introduction  of  the  Presto  sys- 
im,  an  adjustment  was  made  to  the  defined 
groups  of  customers  to  be  consistent 
'ith  those  of  other  transit  systems  using  the 
resto  system  across  Ontario,"  Pepper  said 
ia  email. 

These  changes  were  approved  by  the 
ransit  Commission  on  April  23  and  by  city 
juncil  on  April  25  Pepper  said. 

Pepper  said  OC  Transpo  has  established 
one-time  transition  period  for  July  and  Au- 
ust  2012  that  will  allow  students  over  19  to 


Any  student  over  the  age  of  19  without  a  U-Pass,  including  Ottawa's  college  students,  will  have  to  pay  for 
adult  bus  passes  starting  this  fall,  OC  Transpo  says.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcelios 


continue  to  pay  the  student  rate  for  the  re- 
mainder of  the  summer. 

In  order  to  make  use  of  this  offer,  stu- 
dents must  have  an  existing  valid  student 
photo  ID  or  the  U-Pass  ID  valid  until  the  end 
of  August  2012,  Pepper  said. 

Presto  is  an  Ontario-wide  initiative  led 
by  the  Ministry  of  Transportation  (MTO) 
which  has  been  adopted  by  nine  other 
transit  providers  in  the  Greater  Toron- 
to-Hamilton area,  according  to  the  OC 
Transpo  website. 

David  Corson,  president  of  Algonquin 
College's  student  association,  said  he  is  frus- 
trated with  what  OC  Transpo  has  done. 

He  said  if  s  short  notice  and  that  although 
the  student  association  is  trying  to  work 
with  OC  Transpo,  he  said  he  is  finding  it  to 
be  difficult. 

A  U-Pass  for  college  students  cannot  be 
established  on  such  short  notice,  Corson 
said. 

He  said  it  is  very  unlikely  that  a  college 
U-Pass  will  be  established  for  this  Septem- 
ber or  January. 


"There's  a  process  we  have  to  go  through. 
The  Ministry  requires  it.  Colleges  have  con- 
tracts that  control  fee  raises,"  Corson  said. 
"It's  frustrating  because  our  students  are 
suffering." 

This  is  not  the  first  time  OC  Transpo  has 
placed  an  age  cap  on  student  bus  passes. 

In  December  2008,  before  a  U-Pass  pro- 
gram started,  city  council  decided  to  impose 
an  age  cap  of  27  on  all  student  bus  passes. 
The  decision  came  into  effect  on  July  1  2009. 

In  September  2009,  city  council  rescinded 
the  decision  following  an  appeal  from  vari- 
ous Ottawa  student  unions,  which  included 
a  petition  of  more  than  2,400  signatures. 

"I  thought  the  city  outranks  OC  Transpo 
but  apparently  I  had  it  wrong,"  Corson  said 
in  reference  to  the  2009  decision. 

Corson  said  that  the  student  association 
has  full  support  from  the  college  admin- 
istration, including  a  letter  written  to  OC 
Transpo. 

"Students  are  students  not  by  age  but  by 
position.  If  you're  a  student,  you're  a  stu- 
dent," Corson  said.  □ 


SFU  considers  opening  men's  centre 


roponents  of  the  centre  say  men  deserve  a  place  to  discuss  their  issues  too.  |  [  Graphic  by  Marcus  Poon 


fV  HANDY  FOX 


f  The  student  union  at  Simon  Fraser  Uni- 
fersity  (SFU)  has  approved  a  budget  of 
30,000  a  year  to  finance  the  creation  of  a 
nen's  centre  on  campus,  pending  a  final 
'ote,  according  to  the  SFU  website. 

The  project  will  receive  the  exact  same 
imount  of  funding  per  year  that  is  given  to 
he  Women's  Centre. 

SFU's  women's  centre  was  created  in 
974,  according  to  its  website. 

Midgley  told  the  school's  newspaper,  the 
^eak,  that  he  believes  that  men  too  are  en- 
ltled  to  a  safe  space  on  campus. 

"There  are  a  number  of  issues  that  men 
a«  that  they  don't  really  feel  comfort- 
'ble  talking  about  in  a  formal  setting,"  he 


said. "Whether  it's  dealing  with  alcoholism, 
drugs,  or  an  abusive  relationship." 

Martin  Mroz,  director  of  health  and  coun- 
seling services  at  SFU,  said  there  is  a  need  for 
a  men's  centre. 

"Men's  health  issues  are  a  serious  mat- 
ter that  hasn't  been  taken  very  seriously," 
Mroz  told  tlte  Peak,  citing  past  B.C.  coroner's 
reports  finding  that  males  account  for  ap- 
proximately 75  per  cent  of  suicides  in  B.C. 

The  Women's  Centre  on  SFU's  cam- 
pus said  on  its  website  that  the  university 
doesn't  have  a  men's  centre  because  "the 
Men's  Centre  is  everywhere  else." 

"Though  we  often  don't  think  about  it, 
men  and  women  move  through  this  campus 
(and  the  world)  in  very  different  ways  and 
that  is  because  Canadian  society  is  still  (by 


and  large)  a  man's  world.  " 

The  Women's  Centre  at  SFU  stated  on 
its  website  that  it  would  support  the  Men's 
Centre  "if  the  centre  were  about  challenging 
popular  conceptions  about  masculinity, 
confronting  homophobia,  sexism,  racism, 
classism,  and  ability  issues  then  we  would 
definitely  be  the  first  to  promote  and  fund- 
raise  for  such  a  group." 

Carleton  women's  and  gender  studies 
professor  Aalya  Ahmad  said  that  although 
there  may  be  discrimination  against  men,  it 
does  not  have  the  same  effect  that  it  does  on 
women. 

"The  playing  field  is  still  not  equal,"  she 
said.  Because  men  "own  the  money,  own  the 
power  [and]  own  the  property"  a  men's  cen- 
tre may  not  be  something  campuses  really 
need  [but]  rather,  a  case  of  ideology,  Ahmad 
said. 

"Thirty  thousand  dollars  is  definitely 
equal,  but  is  it  equitable  given  the  circum- 
stances? I'm  not  sure,"  Ahmad  said. 

Some  students  at  SFU  said  they  are  wary 
of  the  new  project.  In  a  YouTube  video 
featuring  male  and  female  SFU  students, 
students  argued  that  the  centre  will  be  "a 
highly  masculinized  place,"  "a  place  to  cele- 
brate hegemonic  masculinity,"  and  "a  room 
with  a  PS3  and  a  bunch  of  douchebags." 

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Federal  government 
increases  funding  for 
part-time  students 

The  federal  government  will  in- 
vest approximately  $22.5  million 
dollars  in  Canadian  student  loans 
and  grants  for  ten  years  starting  Aug. 
1  to  increase  part-time  student  income 
eligibility  thresholds,  according  to  a 
government  press  release. 

These  changes  will  be  effective  in 
time  for  the  2012-2013  school  year,  ac- 
cording to  the  Human  Resources  and 
Skills  Development  Canada  (HRSDC) 
media  relations  office. 

An  estimated  2,500  more  part-time 
students  will  receive  aid  in  year  one 
of  the  program  with  8,000  by  the  fifth, 
said  Kellie  Leitch,  the  parliamentary 
secretary  for  human  resources  and 
skills  development. 

About  500  part-time  students  will 
receive  a  Canadian  student  grant  in 
the  first  year  of  the  program  with  up 
to  1,500  students  in  the  fifth  year,  ac- 
cording to  the  press  release. 

To  qualify  for  these  loans  and 
grants,  students  must  have  income 
below  the  appropriate  threshold 
for  their  province  and  family  size, 
according  to  the  media  relations  of- 
fice. 

The  income  eligibility  thresholds 
and  the  amounts  by  which  they  will 
be  increased  vary  by  province  and 
family  size,  and  are  different  for  loans 
and  for  grants. 

In  Ontario,  the  income  thresh- 
old for  a  part-time  loan  for  a  single 
person  will  increase  from  approxi- 
mately $26,000  to  $42,000,  and  the 
income  threshold  for  grants  will  in- 
crease from  approximately  $14,000  to 
$23,000,  according  to  the  media  rela- 
tions office. 

Additional  changes  will  be  made 
to  Canada  Student  Loans  and  Grants, 
including  raising  the  income  eligibil- 
ity for  full-time  grants  for  low  and 
middle-income  students,  and  stream- 
lining and  modernizing  the  delivery 
of  student  financial  assistance,  ac- 
cording to  the  federal  government. 

—  Melissa  Novoeaska 

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There's  much  more  to  tea  than 
leaves  steeped  in  hot  water, 

There's  a  culture  that  sur- 
rounds tea,  which  includes  ev- 
erything trom  preparation  to 
taste/  and  how  to  serve  it, 

Jeff  Fuchs,  a  world- renowned 
tea  expert,  said  to  understand 
what  tea  culture  is,  one  must 
start  from  the  basics  of  what 
tea  is , 

"Tea  culture,  I  think,  is 
understanding  what  tea  means 
to  those  who  have  a  tradition 
with  it,  and  then  adapting, 
choosing  and  making  tea  some- 
thing," he  said, 

Fuchs  said  he  thinks  that 
the  "culture"  part  of  tea 
culture  changes  with  the  peo- 
ple who  consume  the  tea. 

Rebecca  Cragg,  president  of 
Camellia  Teas  of  Ottawa,  said 
each  of  her  guests  has  o  dif- 
ferent interest  and  focus  in 
teas ,  which  motivates  her  to 
keep  learning  about  tea. 

"I  could  spend  a  lifetime 
just  floating  on  the  surface 
of  all  that  this  rich,  an- 
cient tradition  has  to  of- 
fer," she  said,  "At  the  same 
time ,  it  gives  me  a  focus  to 
life,  trains  the  mind,  body 
and  soul  in  so  many  areas 
that  have  application  in  our 
daily  lit e . " 


Camellia  Teas  provides  tea 
culture  educatipn  and  experi- 
ences to  their  guests  by  ap- 
pointment, Cragg  said, 

Fuchs  said  what  makes  tea 
important  to  him  is  the  ways 
it  has  been  offered  and  in- 
troduced to  him  over  the 
years . 

"The  people,  the  settings  and 
the  tea  itself  all  have  been 
memorable  .  .  ,  one  has  to 
sit,  and  it  is  something  that 
brings  people  together  -  par- 
ticularly in  the  Asian  frame 
of  tea  reference,"  he  said. 

"Tea  is  the  'everyone  drink' 
while  being  something  that 
can  be  an  utterly  solitary 
experience . " 

Fuchs  said  he  has  been  living 
in  Asia  for  10  years  now,  He 
visits  tea  hubs  and  families 
who  grow,  produce  and  consume 
the  tea ,  He  said  that  these 
visits  help  him  see  the  con- 
nection people  have  with  tea, 

"  (Tea)  has  only  served  to 
re -emphasize  the  bonds  that 
people  have  with  this  ancient 
friend,"  he  said. 

Fuchs  said  he  sources  teas 
from  some  of  the  world's  old- 
est tea  forests  every  year, 

"Here  amidst  this  part  of 
the  world,  tea  is  no  less  than 
everything:  medicine,  econom- 
ic provider,  and  treated  like 
a    deity,    though    it    is  still 


Steep 


-  photo  by  Kendra  Heinz 


something  utterly  simple  and 
accessible,"  Fuchs  said, 

Opinions  differ  on  what 
makes  a  perfect  tea ,  Cragg 
said  that  freshness,  purity 
and  quality  are  the  important 
factors,  She  said  the  perfect 
tea  comes  from  a  set  of  an- 
cient Chinese  criteria :  re- 
fined company,  a  beautiful 
space/place  and  a  sense  of 
art  or  poetry. 

Fuchs  said  his  perfect  tea 
needs  time,  great  water,  high 
quality  leaves,  a  thirst,  and 
some  good  friends  who  "get" 
the  tea  thing, 

Learning  about  tea  culture 
can  take  a  lot  of  time,  Cragg 
said  she  had  no  idea  what  uni- 
verse she  had  discovered  when 
she  first  became  interested 
in  studying  tea  culture, 

"Even  in  the  first  years  of 
study,  I  was  dazzled  on  so 
many  levels  by  the  world  of 
tea  culture  in  Japan,"  she 
said . 

"I  have  explored  Chinese, 
Vietnamese,  (and)  Taiwanese 
tea  rituals  as  well  as  Sen- 
cha-Do  (a  Japanese  tea  tradi- 
tion ) , "  she  said , 

"There  is  still  much,  much 
for  me  to  learn,"  Cragg  said. 

Fuchs  said  a  person  could 
easily  spend  a  lifetime 
learning  about  tea,  its  his- 
tory, types,  and  the  differ- 
ent styles  of  serving  it, 

"The  world  of  tea  is  huge  and 
rich,  but  the  basics  stay  the 
same,  and  the  palate  should  be 
challenged  a  bit  by  teas  that 
are  beyond  what  we  in  the  West 
deem  1 good ' , "  he  said . 

Fuchs  recommended  drinking 
tea  constantly,  He  said  it  is 
important  to  find  out  where 
teas  are  actually  coming  from 
and  stay  away  from  f lavou red 
teas  when  starting  to  drink 
tea . 

"I  think  the  crucial  part  is 
to  start  simple  and  keep  if 
simple, "  he  said , 

"One  needs  to  start  with  the 
simple  teas  that  are  sourced, 
produced  and  sold  in  a  tradi- 
tional form  and  then  expand 
from  there  rather  than  trying 
to  find  a  tea  that  one  s imply 
likes . " 

Cragg  said  the  best  place  to 
start  learning  about  tea  cul- 
ture is  in  Asia,  However,  if 
Asia  is  a  bit  too  far  to  -get 
to,  she  said  there  are  out- 
standing tea  stores  and  peo- 
ple in  Ottawa  that  would  be 
happy  to  help. 

"Some  great  advice  I  re- 
ceived years  ago  from  one  of 
my  tea  mentors  in  Yunnan  prov- 
ince was  4don't  be  impressed 
by  price,  let  your  mouth  de- 
cide what  a  good  tea  is,'"  a 


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lece 


Strange  teas  with  stranger  tastes 


by  Kenora  Heinz 


Most  of  us  are  familiar 
with  green/  black,  oolong/ 
red/  and  white  teas. 

These  are  the  standard 
types  of  tea  found  in  homes , 
cafes,  hotels/  and  grocery 
stores  across  Canada . 

These  varieties  usually 
require  little  more  than  a 
spoonful  of  milk  and  a  dash  of 
sugar  to  please  the  senses. 

However,  tea  time  can  also 
be  an  opportunity  to  explore 
a  variety  of  unique  teas  and 
unusual  tastes . 

Take  for  instance  Chong 
Cha,  a  Chinese  infusion  which 
literally  translates  to  "worm 
tea .  " 

Worm  tea 
is  made  from 
the  drop- 
pings of 
small,  dark 
caterpillars 
and  is 
common 
cooling 
beverage 
in  China. 

On  hot  days,  sipping  a  cup 
of  this  infusion  is  said  to 
cool  the  body ,  prevent  heat- 
stroke, aid  digestion ,  and 
reduce  symptoms  of  diarrhea, 
nosebleeds  and  bleeding  hem- 
orrhoids . 

The  difference  between  a  tea 
and  an  infusion  is  that  teas 
are  made  from  plant  leaves. 

Anything  not  made  from 
plant  leaves  is  classified  as 
an  infusion,  according  to  Su- 
sanne  Pickhardt,  co- owner  of 
the  Tea  Store  in  Ottawa.  She 
said  worm  tea  wasn '  t  on  her 
list  of  favourite  infusions. 

"I  do n't  think  I  would 
drink  it,"  she  said, 

If  sipping  -caterpillar 
poop  isn't  your  cup  of  tea, 
perhaps  a  mug  of  maple  bacon 
tea  will  do  the  trick. 

Maple  bacon  is  a  black 
tea  that  contains  the  plant 
lap sang  souchong,  which  is 
mixed  with  apple  and  caramel 
flavoured  Ceylon  teas  and 
imitation  bacon  bits . 

"Lapsang  is  a  tea  that  has 
been  smoked  over  a  wood  fire 
,    it   would   give    you  a 
very  smoky  taste,   with  maybe 
a  hint  of  flower,"  she  said. 

For  a  unique  tea  with  a 
more  traditional  palate, 
blossoming  teas  are  more 
pleasing  to  both  the  eye  and 
the  taste  buds. 

In  blossoming  tea,   a  bun- 


look 


die    of    dry    jasmine  and 
green     tea    leaves  are 
surrounded  by  a  blossom 
such    as    Osmanf  hus  and 
shaped  into  a  small  ball. 

Once  this  dry  bundle  is 
s  teeped  in  s  teaming 
water ,  if  opens  up 
and  releases  subtle 
hints  of  jasmine 
and  lily  with  floral 
undertones , 

Pickhardt    said  th 
resulting  teas 
like     they  have 
a      flower  in 
them,    and  can 
vary  in  taste . 

"Depending  on 
the  type  of  green  tea  you  use, 
some  of  them  are  more  grassy 
tasting,    some  of  them  are 
more  mellow  with  a  flor- 
al hint,"  she  said, 

What  makes  these  teas 
exceptional  is  the  pres- 
entation of  the  blossom, 
As   if   it  were   alive,  the 
blossom  grows,    infusing  gen- 
tle flavours  into  the  teapot. □ 

—  graphics  by  Marcus  Poon 


—  photo  by  Kcndru  Heinz 


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Bring  the  CFL  back  to  Ottawa 


I'm  sure  most  people  living  in 
Ottawa  have  heard  of  the  "Friends 
of  Lansdowne"  group  and  its 
strong  opposition  to  the  Ottawa 
Sports  and  Entertainment  Group 
(OSEG)  and  City  of  Ottawa  plan 
to  renovate  Lansdowne  Park.  The 
group  recently  lost  its  second  ap- 
peal to  stop  the  redevelopment  of 
Lansdowne  and  the  return  of  the 
CFL  to  the  city  and  now  wants  to 
try  again,  this  time  at  the  Supreme 
Court  level.  Should  the  appeal  ad- 
vance, it  will  cost  the  "friends"  of 
Lansdowne  and  the  city  $50,000 
each.  According  to  tlie  Ottawa 
Citizen,  a  total  of  $1.5  million  has 
already  been  spent  by  both  sides. 

This  money  is  being  wasted 
because  a  small  group  of  people 
are  repeatedly  taking  city  council 
to  court  when  they  know  the  out- 
come will  be  the  same.  As  Einstein 
said,  insanity  is  doing  the  same 
thing  over  and  over  again,  but  ex- 
pecting different  results. 

After  having  its  last  appeal  re- 
jected unanimously  by  the  Ontario 
Court  of  Appeal,  the  Friends  of 
Lansdowne  is  simply  wasting  time 
and  money.  There's  a  reason  that, 
according  to  the  same  article  in  the 
Citizen,  there  is  no  precedent  in  the 
history  of  Canada  for  a  group  to  go 


to  this  extent  to  stall  a  stadium  re- 
development. 

Looking  at  Carleton,  the  Ravens 
new  football  team  received  $5  mil- 
lion in  private  contributions  to  get 
off  the  ground,  proving  there  is  fi- 
nancial support  for  the  sport.  The 
team  has  also  made  headlines  by 
getting  a  potential  all-star  quarter- 
back and  nabbing  a  few  coaches 
from  long-time  rival  University 
of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees.  The  team 
has  brought  more  attention  to  the 
school,  and  the  CFL  would  do  the 
same  for  Ottawa. 

I  believe  that  the  redevelop- 
ment project  is  very  beneficial  to 
the  city  and  can  put  the  city  among 
the  top  sport  cities  in  the  country. 
Do  you  remember  when  we  hosted 
the  Grey  Cup?  The  city  was  full  of 
enthusiasm  and  it  brought  people 
to  Ottawa.  The  project  would  bring 
a  large  number  of  jobs  to  the  city, 
both  during  construction  and  upon 
completion.  Carleton  was  able  to 
approve  renovations  to  its  football 
stadium  and  get  its  team  back  with 
very  little  opposition.  The  City  of 
Ottawa  and  OSEG  should  have  the 
same  opportunity. 

-  Pat  Oakes 
first-year  geography 


Rid  the  'sexhibit'  of  taboo 


Up  until  1  was  about  halfway 
through  my  first  year  of  univer- 
sity, everything  I  knew  about  sex 
I'd  learned  from  a  TV  show. 

Late-night  Sex  and  the  City 
reruns  became  my  sex  ed  class, 
and  Carrie  Bradshaw  my  sex  ed 
teacher.  Bradshaw  taught  me  how 
a  typical  single  gal  acts,  provided 
me  with  a  dictionary  of  proper 
sexual  terms  as  opposed  to  crass 
slang,  and,  above  all,  taught  me 
about  how  sex  works. 

To  summarize,  I  was  complete- 
ly clueless. 

My  parents  never  gave  me 
"the  talk"  and,  being  a  part  of  the 
Catholic  school  system  my  whole 
childhood,  my  sex  education  cur- 
riculum never  extended  further 
than  "Sex  is  bad,  mkay?" 

Now  that  Sex:  A  tell-all  exhibition 
has  opened  at  the  Canada  Science 
and  Technology  Museum  in  Ot- 
tawa, a  small  portion  of  the  city's 
population  is  up  in  arms  over  how 
the  half  an  hour  spent  in  the  exhib- 
it will  forever  corrupt  our  youth. 
These  people  are  writing  op-eds 
and  littering  Facebook  with  com- 
ments, letting  their  outrage  be 
known  while  taxpayer  dollars  are 
being  spent  on  turning  our  young 
men  into  savage  sex  beasts  and 
our  young  women  into  filthy  little 
harlots. 

The  other  side  of  the  debate 
says  the  exhibit  will  teach  kids 
about  their  sexuality  —  a  topic 
evidently  so  simple,  especially  to 
post-pubescent  adolescents,  it  can 
all  be  explained  by  a  walk-through 
museum  exhibit.  The  problem 
with  both  sides  of  the  argument  is 
they're  forgetting  who  the  target 
audience  is  —  teenagers. 

The  side  aggressively  arguing 


against  the  exhibit  doesn't  seem  to 
realize  that  the  stuff  being  taught 
in  the  exhibit  could  probably  be 
found  elsewhere.  I'm  willing  to 
bet  serious  money  that  most  of  the 
12-year-olds  running  their  curious 
little  paws  over  the  now-notorious 
mannequin  with  the  light-up  tatas 
have  already  run  those  curious 
little  paws  over  their  keyboards  to 
spell  out  "YouPorn.com"  at  some 
point  when  they  were  home  alone, 
after  they1  d  learned  how  to  delete 
browsing  history. 

Teenagers  going  through  here 
may  LOL  and  scoff  at  some  of  the 
displa/ s  contents  to  make  sure 
their  friends  know  the/re  cool 
enough  to  know  what  "clitoris" 
means,  but  on  the  inside,  they  may 
discover  things  they  were  con- 
fused about  before.  At  the  same 
time,  it's  such  a  confusing  time  for 
some  of  them,  and  sex  is  such  an 
awkward  topic  for  most,  that  an 
exhibit  in  a  museum,  no  matter 
how  well-orchestrated,  couldn't 
possibly  touch  on  everything  ne- 
cessary to  paint  a  clear  picture  for 
those  it's  trying  to  help. 

Sure,  an  exhibit  in  a  science 
museum  put  together  by  scientists 
and  sex  experts  is  a  better  place 
for  kids  to  learn  about  sex  than 
Sasha  Grey's  latest  on-camera  es- 
capades, and  certainly  better  than 
those  god  awful  prime-time  CW 
dramadies,  but  is  it  as  important 
as  its  defenders  are  saying?  Prob- 
ably not. 

Ifs  a  worthy  exhibit  that  de- 
serves its  place  in  the  museum,  but 
is  in  no  way  a  quick  teach  for  a  les- 
son that  takes  years  to  figure  out. 

—  Cassie  Aylward 
third-year  journalism 


CUSA  councillors  shouldn't  get  summer  off 


As  of  April  23,  Carleton  Uni- 
versity Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  councillors  are  no  longer 
required  to  attend  summer  com- 
mittee meetings.  The  argument  is 
that  students  are  busy  through- 
out the  summer  working  so  they 
can  pay  for  their  education.  At 
the  very  least,  this  decision  has 
caused  controversy. 

As  a  student  that  works 
year-round,  I  sympathize  with 
other  working  students.  It  can 
be  difficult  to  balance  so  many 
responsibilities,  but  while  it  is  dif- 
ficult, it  is  not  impossible. 


It  is  discouraging  that  this 
motion  has  passed.  I  believe  that 
councillors  should  be  required  to 
attend  summer  meetings  in  or- 
der to  keep  their  seats.  Although 
summer  is  the  most  crucial  and 
primary  time  for  students  to 
maximize  funding  for  tuition, 
many  students  work  full  or  part- 
time  jobs  during  the  traditional 
school  year  and  are  still  expected 
to  attend  mandatory  meetings. 
University  students  are  expected 
and  should  be  more  than  capable 
of  utilizing  time  management  and 
prioritizing   and  understanding 


accountability. 

CUSA  is  responsible  for  djj 
cussing  issues  that  affect  student, 
and  Carleton  as  a  whole.  These  cM 
cisions  and  conversations  shoulj 
not  be  taken  lightly  and  shoulj 
not  be  discarded  over  the  sumrrJ 
months. 

If  students  feel  they  cannoj 
make  a  longstanding  commit; 
ment  to  CUSA,  then  perhaps  the. 
should  not  be  councillors  in  thi 
first  place. 

-  Rachel  Colli\ 
second-year  journalist 


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BLEEP! 

BLEEP! 

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Shit.  Check  this  out.  I'm  really  sad  that 

Why  do  I  have  to  pay  so  much  tuition? 

CD 

my  moccasins  broke!  Don't  put  that.  I'm 

It's  summer,  seriously!  They  should  pay 

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really  sad. 

me  to  come  to  school  now! 

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BLEEP! 

BLEEP! 

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Parking  services.  Stop  being  such  jerks. 

I  just  called  to  say  that  I  love  you  very 

You  jacked  up  the  price  of  parking  to  $7. 

much  and  I'm  very  happy  to  have  you 

You  are  mean!  We  are  not  friends.  Please 

in  my  life. 

stop  being  such  a  cumbag.  Sincerely,  all 

the  students  of  Carleton. 

BLEEP! 

BLEEP! 

Guys,  I'm  so  drunk! 

Did  I  mention  that  you  are  a  cumbag? 

BLEEP! 

You  don't  have  to  be  drunk  to  dial.  Call:  613-520-7500 

Overheard  at  Carleton 


Guy  1:  How' s  the  new  job? 
Guy  2: 1  can  buy  $650  worth  of 
cutoffs  a  week! 

999 

Guy:  Did  you  know  Mentos  cost 

.29  now? 
Girl:  Wow.  You  should  hit  up 
a  methadone  clinic.  Might  be 
cheaper. 

9  99 

Girl:  If  a  girl  with  big  boobs 
works  at  Hooters,  where  does  a 
girl  with  one  leg  work? 
Guy:  You're  a  loser. 


9  99 

Girl:  If  I  stuck  to  a  KFC  diet  every 
day  I  could  get  a  TLC  special. 
Guy:  You'd  get  nothing. 
Girl:  I'm  pretty  sure  you'd  have 
zero  influence  on  the  producers 
at  TLC. 

99  9 

Girl:  I  walked  the  hood  with  my 
Giant  Tiger  bag  and  cracked-out 
swagger. 

Guy:  That' s  classy  as  shit.  I 
mean  that  is  literally  as  classy  as 
shirting  in  public. 


999 

Guy:  I  finally  busted  out  the 
skinny s  today! 


Girl:  Did  you  know  the  Costcos 
in  the  States  sell  vodka? 
Guy:  I  bet  they  sell  aspirin,  too. 
800,000  pills  for  $19.99. 
Girl:  Road  trip! 


Girl:  What  day  would  you  want 
to  go? 

Guy:  The  Sabbath, 


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Share  them  at:  oped@charlatan.ca 


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Opinions/Editorial 

students  should  feel  safe 


May  31  -  June  27,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  *  oped@charlatan.cn 


University  campuses  should  be  a  place  where  students 
el  safe  as  they  pursue  their  education.  This  sentiment 
[ould  not  be  limited  to  particular  offices,  centres,  or  rooms. 
11  students  deserve  to  feel  comfortable  on  campus. 

Equity  Services  and  the  Carleton  University  Academic 
aff  Association  (CU  ASA)  held  their  first  voluntary  faculty- 

ly  safe  space  training  session  at  Carleton  May  7.  Faculty 
ere  able  to  address  any  questions  they  had  and  create  allies 

th  the  GLBTQ  Centre  for  Sexual  and  Gender  Diversity, 
bout  10  faculty  members  participated  in  training,  accord- 
g  to  Carleton  professor  Dan  Irving. 

Quite  frankly,  10  is  not  enough.  This  training  should  be 
ade  mandatory  for  all  staff  and  faculty,  ensuring  that  re- 
■dless  of  support,  everyone  can  be  held  accountable  for 
ir  words  and  actions. 

At  the  safe  space  training  session  May  7,  faculty  were 
en  stickers  they  could  use  to  show  students  they  were 

lies  with  the  GLBTQ  Centre  and  could  be  approached  for 

pport  if  needed. 

With  mandatory  safe  space  training,  not  all  faculty  mem- 
rs  should  need  to  wear  these  stickers,  which  can  continue 
be  an  optional  visual  display  of  support. 
Safe  space  training  is  not  a  part  of  every  curricula  on  cam- 
js.  Mandatory  training  would  ensure  that  every  faculty 
ember  is  educated  on  the  issue. 

Students  should  not  have  to  think  about  their  safety  or 
ll-being  while  trying  to  get  an  education.  The  least  Carle- 
m  students  can  ask  for  is  that  their  professors  be  educated 
making  them  feel  safe.  □ 

Let  PC  games  go  offline 

The  requirement  of  some  modem  PC  games  to  have  a 
instant  Internet  connections  is  upsetting  gamers,  and  right- 

50. 

These  measures  are  a  form  of  Digital  Rights  Management 
IRM),  which  means  if  someone  wants  to  play  a  game  like 
e  newly  released  Diablo  3,  they  need  to  be  connected  to  the 
ttemet,  even  if  they  are  playing  single  player. 

Big  publishers  like  Electronic  Arts  and  Ubisoft  have  de- 
rided their  decisions  to  DRM,  saying  they  are  necessary  to 
mbat  piracy. 

However,  there  are  major  drawbacks  for  players.  If  a 
ayer  loses  their  Internet  connection,  they  can  sometimes 
se  hours  of  progress. 

In  some  cases,  always-on  DRM  doesn't  even  curb  piracy, 
ipular  game  Assassin's  Creed  2  had  its  always-on  DRM  re- 
oved  by  the  hacker  consortium  Skid  Row  less  than  three 
?eks  after  it  was  released  on  computers,  according  to 
^IET.  In  the  end,  Ubisoft,  the  company  who  published  the 
me,  removed  the  DRM  for  PC  players. 

If  publishing  companies  care  about  piracy,  they  should 
re  about  players  who  legitimately  buy  their  games.  There 
-  numerous  alternatives  to  always-on  DRM.  Games  can 
e  serial  codes  that  get  checked  every  time  a  game  is  started 
th  an  Internet  connection. 

A  great  alternative  is  the  DRM  system  by  Steam,  a  game- 
iblishing  platform,  Steam  connects  your  game  with  an 
-ount,  and  lets  you  install  it  on  a  computer  as  long  as  you 
!  logged  in  on  that  account.  In  addition,  it  allows  players 
play  a  game  offline  if  they  want. 

Always-on  DRM  is  a  brute-force  solution.  Companies 
luldn't  let  the  crimes  of  a  few  ruin  gaming  experiences 
'the  rest  of  us.  □ 


charlatan  poll 

hould  all  Carleton  faculty  have  to  go  through  safe  space  and 
sensitivity  training? 

Vote  online  at  www.charlat3n.ca 
Do  you  flyrce  with  the  decision  to  strap  the  penny? 
Yes:  71  per  cent    No:  29  per  cent 


Loo  fewuc+Xo 


The  j|ncrecj^j|jjjj^^"j^"|  Man  diclri't  like  paying  W  fq£j_^^^^^g^u^^pha^omiccon  -  pTHT^ 

Red  square  should  go  cross-country 


by  Margaret  Campbell 


Margaret  Campbell  is  a  fourth-year 
journalism  student  who  says  students 
should  emulate  tlie  Quebec  protests 
wlien  it  conies  to  rising  tuition. 


While  observing  the  Quebec  student  protests  over  the 
past  few  weeks,  I've  been  confronted  with  one  recurring 
thought:  this  can't  be  real. 

It's  not  for  the  reasons  people  might  think.  It's  not  that, 
according  to  an  article  published  in  the  Toronto  Star,  roughly 
one-third  of  all  post-secondary  students  in  Quebec  are  tak- 
ing part  in  the  movement.  It's  not  that  overzealous  protestors 
smoke-bombed  a  Montreal  metro  station.  It's  not  even  that 
all  of  this  is  happening  in  the  province  with  the  lowest  tu- 
ition where  students  cany  the  least  student  debt,  according 
to  tfie  Montreal  Gazette.  The  thing  is,  I 
just  can't  imagine  something  like  that 
happening  on  this  side  of  the  border. 

In  just  over  three  months,  the  pro- 
test -  known  as  the  red  square  -  has 
become  one  of  the  most  powerful 
movements  in  recent  memory.  Con- 
fronting a  provincial  government  that  proposed  increasing 
the  cost  of  a  three-year  university  degree  from  $6,500  to 
$12,000,  protesters  have  already  received  concessions.  Since 
protests  began.  Premier  Jean  Charest  has  offered  to  spread 
the  tuition  hike  over  seven  years  instead  of  five,  cutting  the 
annual  increase  from  $325  to  £254.  He's  also  offered  to  in- 
crease the  number  of  bursaries  and  loans  available  and  allow 
students  the  opportunity  to  have  input  in  how  universities 
apply  other  fees. 

While  obviously  not  everything  students  are  looking  for, 
compared  to  the  virtually  non-existent  gains  from  the  Can- 
adian Federation  of  Students'  (CFS)  "Drop  Fees"  campaign 
that  serves  the  same  purpose  in  the  rest  of  the  country,  it 
looks  like  a  pretty  good  start  -  a  great  start  if  you  consider 
that  "Drop  Fees"  supporters  aren't  being  repressed  by  po- 
lice. 

At  a  time  when  tuition  for  a  typical  four-year  degree  in 
Canada  has  risen  to  an  average  of  $22,000  -  well  above  the 
average  of  $4,000  per  year  proposed  by  the  Charest  govern- 
ment that  sparked  the  protests  -  students  outside  of  la  belle 


Passing  out  flyers  can  no  longer 
the  ace  in  the  hole. 


province  need  to  take  note  of  the  results  of  the  steamroller 
energy  in  Quebec  and  follow  suit. 

In  order  to  make  gains,  the  apathy  surrounding  "Drop 
Fees"  and  similar  campaigns  can't  persist.  Passing  out  flyers 
can  no  longer  be  the  ace  in  the  hole. 

A  report  from  the  CFS  shows  that  student  debt  in  Can- 
ada now  totals  more  than  $14.5  billion  and  is  continuing 
to  rise. 

According  to  the  report,  Quebecers  are  the  best  off  of  any 
Canadians,  graduating  with  an  average  debt  of  just  over 
$13,000. 

While  some  argue  that  students  in  Quebec  are  "spoiled" 
because  of  their  eagerness  to  protest  rises  in  already  low 
fees,  the  link  between  the  low  fees  and  the  willingness 
of  students  in  Quebec  to  organize  should  instead  be  ex- 
plored. 

In  an  open  letter  to  the  CFS,  the  Ontario  Students'  Mo- 
bilization Coalition  wrote:  "Quebec  has  shown,  again  and 
again,  that  the  only  way  to  force 
concession    from  governments 
is  to  mobilize  on  a  mass  basis 
through  a  strike  campaign  and 
confront  the  government,  not 
with  postcards,  but  with  action!" 
This  is  a  message  that  students 
across  the  country  need  to  be  taking  to  heart. 

The  benefits  aren't  hard  to  see:  In  2005,  a  collective  action 
similar  to  the  red  square,  though  smaller  in  scale,  led  the 
provincial  government  to  axe  a  plan  to  cut  $103  million  in 
bursaries  in  Quebec. 

By  contrast,  after  British  Columbia  lifted  its  six-year  tu- 
ition freeze  a  decade  ago,  protest  was  limited  to  50  people 
camping  in  the  University  of  British  Columbia  adminis- 
tration offices  for  one  night.  The  result?  Tuition  at  most 
universities  in  the  province  tripled  over  the  next  three 
years. 

New  avenues  must  be  explored  in  the  battle  to  keep  edu- 
cation accessible,  and  the  Quebec  model  has  proven  most 
effective. 

While  many  argue  that  responsibility  lies  in  the  hands  of 
schools  and  governments,  I'm  not  so  sure  they  are  entirely 
to  blame. 

At  some  point,  the  students. must  stand  up. 
Nothing  will  change  until  the  red  square  goes  cross-coun- 
try. □ 


May  31-June  27,  2012 
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Contributors 

Cassie  Aylward,  juanita  Bawa 
Devji,  Kirsttn  Fenn,  Randy  F<i 
Hendry.  Sammy  Hudis.  Vfiror 
Brendan  McLoughlin,  Aaron  P 


lli.ee  LS.  Davis.  Fartwn 
i,  Kendr.1  Heiru;  Ca.ssie 


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Arts  Editor:  Fraser  Tripp  •  nrts@charlatmijf 


Arts  

CUAG  director  leaves  behind  'Riches' 


BY  BF 


Nemiroff  speaks  with  a  gallery  visitor  at  a  previous  exhbitton.  [|  photo  courtesy  of  Justin  Wonnacott 


by  Brittany  Gushue 


Diana  Nemiroff  opened  her 
last  exhibition  as  director  of  the 
Carleton  University  Art  Gallery 
(CUAG)  on  May  7. 

An  Embarrassment  of  Riches: 
The  Collection  in  Focus,  was  co- 
curated  with  Sandra  Dyck,  and 
showcased  pieces  from  the  col- 


lection CUAG  has  acquired  over 
the  past  six  years  during  Nemir- 
off's  mandate  as  director.  It 
displayed  pieces  that  the  public 
would  not  otherwise  have  an  op- 
portunity to  view. 

The  opening  featured  works 
from  Jocelyne  AHoucherie's  am- 
biguous streetscapes  to  works 
Like  Kent  Monkman's  obscenely 


outlandish  video,  "Dance  to  Miss 
Chief." 

Dyck  introduced  Nemiroff  as 
guest  speaker  at  the  event. 

"Your  passion  for  and  know- 
ledge of  art  and  your  leadership 
and  vision  for  the  gallery  and 
its  collection  are  everywhere 
present  in  this  exhibition,"  Dyck 
said. 


Nemiroff  said  the  exhibition 
showed  how  the  gallery's  collec- 
tion grew  and  changed  during 
her  mandate,  while  offering 
"some  indication  of  its  future 
direction." 

"Our  original  idea  reflected 
in  the  title  of  An  Embarassment  of 
Riches  was  to  hang  works  salon 
style,  floor  to  ceiling,  in  order 
to  make  a  visual  argument  for 
a  new  gallery  that  would  give 
CUAG  the  space  and  visibility 
that  it  needs,"  Nemiroff  said  in 
her  address. 

Nemiroff  has  yet  to  lose  her 
charm  as  she  compared  the  choices 
made  for  the  exhibition  to  getting 
dressed  up  for  a  party. 

She  is  the  same  witty  cur- 
ator who  once  appeared  on  CBC 
Newsworld,  dressed  as  New- 
man's Voice  of  Fire  during  a  time 
of  hot  debate  over  the  purchase. 

"That's  where  the  word  'riches' 
comes  into  our  title.  We're  not 
apologizing.  It's  not  that  kind  of 
embarrassment.  It's  having  a  lot, 
almost  too  much  of  a  good  thing, 
and  that's  our  situation,"  Nemiroff 
explained. 

As  part  of  the  new  direction 
envisioned  by  Nemiroff,  the  gal- 
lery will  begin  to  put  a  stronger 
emphasis  on  purchases.  In  the 
past,  CUAG  has  relied  on  dona- 


tions such  as  those  from  Lorrainfl  ^ 
Gilbert,  artist  of  U  PatrimoiiiM 
Gilbert  said  she  donated  becaus^" 
"Carleton  is  very  important 
supporting  the  [visual]  arts  in  0| 
tawa." 

Several  pieces  were  bough 
widi  the  aid  of  endowment  fundj 
and  a  grant  that  allowed  t 
CUAG  staff  to  select  works  t\ 


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strengthened  the  already  existinHj^ 
collection.  Nemiroff  said  she  .ip*?  ^ 
preciates  donations,  howeve^l  , 
purchases  will  give  the  galler^f  ^ 
the  freedom  needed  to  focus  th L 
collection. 

With  many  lasting  contribij 
tions  to  the  gallery,  Nemiroff  sail 
she  looks  forward  to  the  three  R'fl 
in  retirement:  rest,  relaxation  antj 
research. 

She  plans  to  write  a  book  abouS 
the  three  female  directors  of  the  pas 
forty  years  at  the  National  Gallery "1 

She  said  she  hopes  CarleWya 
ton's  gallery  will  receive  a  newM'-y 
building  in  the  future  and  lookBn 
forward  to  seeing  the  new  diretML 


tor  "hit  her  stride.' 


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"I  will  miss  the  gallery  um^ 
many  ways  but  1  feel  that  I  wil  te 
come  back  as  a  visitor  so  I  won'Mje 
leave  it  behind  entirely,"  Nemuj^  ^ 
off  said.  j| 

"But  I  won't  be  sad  to  give  uj*jst 
my  very  heavy  work."  ljj|0vi 
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Ottawa's  Comiccon  could  grow 

Sarah  Thuswaldner  checks  out  the  first  year  of  the  convention  inspired  by  the  iconic  San  Diego  event 


irou! 


Taking  a  photo  of  Captain 
America  and  Jack  Sparrow  next 
to  a  time- traveling  Delorean  is 
a  surreal  experience  in  any  cir- 
cumstance. When  surrounded 
by  12,000  other  people  at  the  first 
Ottawa  Comiccon  May  12-13,  it's 
mind-blowing. 

Comiccon  sounds  like  a  comic 
book  convention  (which  it  is)  but 
it's  also  much  more  than  that. 

Started  in  San  Diego,  where  the 
enormous  convention  has  been  an 
annual  fixture  since  1970,  Comic- 
con plays  host  to  comic  creators 
and  readers,  lovers  of  fantasy 
and  science  fiction,  as  well  as  an 
increasingly  large  collection  of  ce- 
lebrity guests.  The  overwhelming 
popularity  of  the  San  Diego  event 
has  spawned  yearly  conventions  in 
London,  New  York,  Montreal,  To- 
ronto, and  many  other  cities. 

Convention  veteran  Ryan 
Sohmer,  writer  of  popular  web- 
comic  Least  I  Could  Do  (LICD), 
said  he  was  "f-king  blown  away" 
by  Ottawa's  first  show. 

"Give  it  another  two,  three 
years,  and  this  show's  going  to  be 
massive,"  Sohmer  said. 

"You'll  get  better  celebrities, 
more  exhibitors,  more  artists  —  it's 
going  to  grow." 

Celebrity  guests  were  hardly 
in  short  supply.  William  Shatner, 


Cassandra  Peterson,  Brent  Spiner 
and  Adam  Baldwin  were  only  a 
few  of  the  icons  of  fan  culture  that 
made  appearances. 

Baldwin,  who  played  the  char- 
acter Jayne  Cobb  on  the  short-lived 
but  critically-acclaimed  TV  series 
Firefly,  was  heralded  by  dozens  of 
fans  dressed  as  Firefly  characters. 

Firefly  also  gave  the  Ot- 
tawa-based group  Browncoats 
Burlesque  their  name.  The  group, 
named  after  a  group  of  fighters  in 
the  series,  has  been  performing 
in  Ottawa  for  two  years,  dressing 
and  undressing  as  characters  from 
comics,  movies,  and  TV  shows. 

Del  Roba,  the  founder  of  the 
troupe,  said  she  got  the  idea  after 
performing  a  "Weird  Al's  White 
and  Nerd/'  routine  at  a  burlesque 
idol  competition. 

"The  nerds  went  nuts,"  she  said. 
Complete  with  a  sequined  fanny- 
pack  bustle,  she  said  that  routine  is 
still  one  of  her  favourites  to  perform. 

Another  crowd  pleaser  is  her 
"Firefly  Geisha"  routine,  as  she 
uses  the  theme  song  from  the 
show,  and  encourages  her  audi- 
ence to  sing  along. 

"We  have  a  bit  of  a  following 
with  the  nerds,"  she  said,  adding 
that  they  try  to  make  their  routines 
as  fun  and  approachable  for  non- 
nerds  as  possible. 


Shade  Nyx  (left)  and  Bessie  Mae  Mucho  (right)  of  Browncoats  Burlesque. 


While  giving  fans  an  oppor- 
tunity to  attend  panels  and  meet 
favourite  artists,  Comiccon  also 
gave  lesser-known  comic  creators 
the  opportunity  to  reach  out  to  new 
readers.  Mirror  Comics  editor- 
in-chief  Kristopher  Waddell  was 
promoting  Challenger,  a  comic 
about  a  female  mechanic  who  ac- 
cidentally gains  superpowers. 

The  independent  Ottawa-based 


publishing  company  is  scheduled 
to  appear  at  the  large  Toronto 
Comiccon,  as  well  as  the  Fan  Expo 
in  Vancouver,  but  Waddell  said 
Ottawa's  event  was  "like  a  house 
on  fire." 

"Ottawa's  been  frothing  at  the 
mouth  for  something  like  this,"  he 
said,  adding  that  he  plans  to  attend 
the  presumably  annual  event,  as  if  s 
a  greatexperience  for  comic  creators. 


Sohmer  and  LICD  artist  MHc': 
deSouza  have  attended  15  conver^o, 
tions  a  year  for  the  past  five  yeartffln( 
but  Sohmer  said  they're  "still  futjfid 
still  exciting."  ig  tj 

"You've  got  to  remember  that  vflL 
spend  ten  months  of  our  year  behinWq, 
a  computer  desk,  engaging  only  w,1»f 
the  Internet,"  he  said.  "So  to  m^So, 
fans  face-to-face,  there's  nothing  wwe\ 
it."  ■  "\ 


grazing  in  the  grass  with  Van  Gogh 


BRITTANY  GUSHUE 


In  collaboration  with  the  Phila- 
phia  Museum,  the  National 
Ilery  of  Canada  opened  its  ex- 
ijtion  Van  Gogh:  Up  Close  on 
lV  25,  which,  along  with  100 
,rks  from  other  artists,  features 
works  from  Dutch  artist  Vincent 
n  Gogh. 

The  paintings  encompass  a  var- 
^  of  still  lifes  and  landscapes 
it  demonstrate  the  thought- 
approach  in  which  Van  Gogh 
iresented  nature  through  a  var- 
y  of  daring  techniques,  from  the 
jmatic  cropping  seen  in  the  Tree 
inks  in  the  Grass  (1890)  to  the 
ricately  rendered  details  of  the 
nflowers  (1887). 

Cornelia  Homburg,  renown 
n  Gogh  scholar,  and  Anabelle 
?nle  Pofika,  associate  curator  of 
ropean  and  American  art  at  the 
tional  Gallery,  co-curated  the 
libition  from  a  new  perspective 
Van  Gogh's  close-up  view. 
"We  have  looked  at  his  deci- 
n  to  paint  nature  almost  lying 
it  with  his  knees  in  the  grass," 
imburg  said. 

Van  Gogh  has  not  been  repre- 
ited  in  Canada  on  this  large  of  a 
ile  in  over  25  years,  according  to 
;  gallery's  website. 
This  innovative  thesis  on  the 
ist's  relationship  to  nature  that 
□wed  Homburg  and  Ponka 
borrow  works  from  lenders 
Hind  the  world. 

National  Gallery  director  Marc 


Vincent  Van  Gogh,  Tree  Trunks  In  the  Grass,  1890.  OH  on  canvas.  ||  Provided 


Mayer  said  that  most  of  the  paintings 
in  the  exhibition  had  never  been  to 
Canada  before. 

"It's  a  fresh  academic  perspec- 
tive. This  is  Van  Gogh's  relationship 
with  nature.  Ifs  never  really  been 
studied  before,  certainly  not  with  the 
depth  that  our  curators  have  given 
it,"  Mayer  said. 

iris  (1890),  and  Bowl  with  Zin- 
nias and  Otlw  Flowers  (1886),  are 
Van  Gogh  works  that  can  be  found 
in  the  Gallery's  permanent  col- 
lection. Ponka  expressed  a  desire 


that  viewers  see  the  pieces  from 
the  permanent  collection  in  con- 
junction with  other  works  in  the 
exhibition  painted  from  the  same 
garden,  to  offer  different  view- 
points. 

"Therefore  we  can  appreciate  it 
even  more  so  as  a  magnificent  work 
that  is  part  of  our  national  collec- 
tions and  something  we  should  be 
incredibly  proud  of,"  Ponka  said, 
referencing  the  Iris. 

The  acquisition  of  Van  Gogh 
works  was  "no  easy  feat,"  but 


Homburg  and  Ponka  rose  to  the 
challenge.  Almond  Blossom  (1890) 
was  one  of  the  more  renown  pieces 
from  the  Van  Gogh  Museum  in 
Amsterdam  featured  in  the  exhibit. 

"I  remember  my  first  discussion 
with  them  about  this  loan  which  is 
sort  of  like  a  no-no,  you  do  not  ask 
for  this  picture.  When  I  explained 
what  we  were  doing  they  said, 
'Well  if  there  was  one  exhibition 
where  it  actually  made  sense,  this 
would  be  one  of  them/  "  Homburg 
said. 

"It  is  the  only  one  where  Van 
Gogh  actually  looked  up  and  not 
down." 

Pofika  said  she  felt  like  every 
one  of  the  paintings  they  acquired 
was  "like  a  mini  victory  in  itself." 

Van  Gogh:  Up  Close  was  a  five- 
year  project  and  one  which  each 
department  at  the  National  Gallery 
contributed  to. 

Also  inspired  by  nature,  the 
featured  works  by  other  artists 
include  Japanese  prints  and  19th 
century  photographs  that  provide 
context  for  Van  Gogh's  approach 
to  art. 

"Getting  up  close  to  Van  Gogh 
and  studying  some  of  his  most 
radical  and  innovative  paintings 
of  nature  has  also  given  me  a  re- 
newed appreciation  for  him  as  one 
of  the  most  versatile  and  complex 
artists  one  could  have  the  pleasure 
to  work  on,"  Pofika  said. 

Van  Gogh:  Up  Close  runs  from 
May  25  -  Sept.  3  at  the  National 
Gallery.  □ 


Wintermitts  speaks  your  language 


Diablo  III 

Blizzard  Entertainment 

After  almost  12  years  since 
the  release  of  Diablo  2,  including 
three  complete  artistic  revisions 
and  several  layoffs,  Blizzard  has 
finally  released  Diablo  3. 

First  impressions  are  every- 
thing. As  you  begin,  it  is 
immediately  apparent  that  this 
is  a  whole  new  game.  Graphics 
are  vastly  improved  with  a  crisp 
and  detailed  environment  as 
well  as  an  overhauled  user  inter- 
face. Character  development  has 
been  changed  to  automatically 
increase  points  upon  leveling 
(much  like  World  ofWarcraft)  and 
encourages  experimentation  of 
play  styles. 

Player  classes  have  also  been 
updated,  and  only  the  barbarian 
from  Diablo  2  returns.  New  addi- 
tions include  the  witch  doctor, 
monk,  wizard,  and  demon  hunt- 
er. The  witch  doctor  is  the  only 
class  to  feature  the  traditional 
mana  as  its  resource.  Others  in- 
clude hatred,  holy  power  and 
arcane  energy,  and  all  have  uses 
tailored  to  their  respective  class- 
es. 

Despite  having  a  modern 
overhaul,  Diablo  3  does  nothing 
in  the  way  of  innovation.  The 
game's  semi-isometric  top  view 
is  very  constrictive  and  archaic 
compared  to  today's  modern 
game  standards. 

—  Jason  Quinn 

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Elvsha  Haon 


Known  for  their  quirky,  French 
aret  style  and  bilingual  music, 
■piece  band  Wintermitts  is  tak- 
Canada  by  storm  while  touring 
their  newest  album,  Oceans. 
Based  in  Vancouver,  the  indie- 
>  group  has  been  working  its 
/  across  the  country,  stopping 
3  cities  over  16  days. 
Originally  consisting  of  just 
'  members  in  2005,  Lise  Oakley 
David  Mandel,  the  band  has 
wn  and  changed  over  the  past 
-n  years,  adding  Jonny  Healy, 
ne  McMillan,  Swann  Barrat, 
Tina  Tew,  according  to  Aaron 
^grew,  the  sixth  member, 
rhe  name  Wintermitts  was 
en  from  a  Julie  Doiron  song. 
'[Doiron]  was  in  a  band  called 
p  s  Trip,  which  is  sort  of  a 
jendary  East  Coast  band,  and 
F  s  Trip's  name  is  taken  from 
(onic  Youth  song.  We  took  our 
Re  from  a  Julie  Doiron  song  to 
Id  of  continue  that  sort  of  nam- 
■  tradition,"  Pettigrew  says. 
Another  one  of  Wintermitts' 
(que  practices  is  to  constantly 
aP  instruments,  such  as  the 
ordion,  trumpet,  and  glocken- 
el  on  stage. 

We  have  what  we  like  to  call  a 


Wintermitts  as  they  set  out  on  their  Canadian  tour.  ||  provided 


kind  of  a  musical  chair  approach  to 
playing  music.  Everybody  brings  a 
kind  of  unique  set  of  strengths  but 
I  think  one  of  the  really  compelling 
strengths  of  the  group  is  that  we're 
all  really  versatile,"  Pettigrew  says. 

Although  the  group  switches 
swiftly  between  languages  mid- 
song,  only  three  members  of  the 
band  are  actually  fluent  in  French, 


Pettigrew  says. 

"It's  [still]  fun  for  us,  and  it's  in- 
teresting musically." 

The  bilingual  aspect  of  the 
group  stemmed  from  main  fe- 
male vocalist  Oakley,  according  to 
Pettigrew. 

"It's  important  to  us  as  a  band 
that  that  we  keep  trying  to  appeal 
to  people  who  speak  French  and 


people  who  speak  English  in  Can- 
ada to  reflect  that  kind  of  cultural 
diversity." 

Pettigrew  says  although  French- 
speaking  people  on  the  West  Coast 
are  in  a  slight  minority  position, 
the  bilingual  aspect  works  really 
well. 

"The  French  songs  have  a  certain 
flavour  that's  really  appealing  and 
really  evocative,  and  people  seem 
to  really  like  the  accordion  and  the 
kind  of  like  1920's  Parisian  feeling." 

Despite  the  apparent  French 
cabaret  theme  present  in  Winter- 
mitts' music,  Pettigrew  says 
there's  no  sole  musical  influence 
that  helps  shape  their  albums. 

"Some  of  us  are  into  electronic 
music,  there's  a  couple  folks  who 
are  really  into  the  sort'of  Can- 
adian independent  music  scene. 
I  listen  to  a  lot  of  jazz,  and  there's 
someone  in  the  band  whose  real- 
ly into  cheesy  R&B  right  now," 
he  says. 

Despite  facing  challenges 
such  as  playing  smaller  venues 
and  traveling  with  their  many 
instruments,  Pettigrew  says, 
"[The  album]  has  got  the  themes 
of  finding  happiness  [because] 
that's  the  kind  of  feeling  that 
emerges  from  making  this  music 
together."  □ 


For  more  coverage  . . . 


Songs  for  a  new  world 

Emma  Paling  spoke  to 
Carleton  professor  Antonino 
Mazza  about  Immigrant  Songs, 
a  collection  of  poetry,  letters 
and  short  fiction  by  Saro 
D'Agostino. 

Everyone  can  dance 

Seon  Park  spoke  to 
Propeller  Dance,  Ottawa's 
only  mixed  ability  dance 
company,  about  their  new 
show,  Attitude. 

Movie  Review:  Marley 

LanaPeric:  discovered  Bob 
Marley  is  more  than  Jamaica, 

marijuana,  and  "One  Love" 
in  this  new  biopic  directed  by 
Kevin  MacDonald. 

Album  Review:  Lives 
In  Between 

Kerra  Seay  says  Kalle 
Mattson's  new  EP,  Lives 
In  Betzoeen,  is  a  positive 
indicator  of  what's  to  come. 


charlatan.ca 


Snorts 


May  31  -  June  27,  201; 
Sports  Editor:  )on  Willemsen  •  sporls@clmrUan.t 


CU  student  going  to  Olympics  Ravens  add 


BY  FARHAN  DEVJI 


You've  probably  never  heard  of 
Michael  Tayler,  butnot  many  have. 

The  20-year-old  Carleton  stu- 
dent isn't  exactly  a  household 
name  outside  the  tight-knit  Can- 
adian kayaking  community. 

However,  that's  about  to  change. 

After  upsetting  five-time  Olym- 
pian David  Ford  in  tine  Kl  kayak 
Olympic  trials  April  13,  Tayler  has 
been  dubbed  the  new  face  of  white- 
water  slalom  kayaking  in  Canada. 

The  Calgary-bom  paddler  will 
hit  the  Whitewater  at  this  sum- 
mer's 2012  Olympic  Games  in 
London,  England. 

Despite  this,  Tayler  said  he's  not 
really  feeling  any  external  pressure 
from  friends,  family,  CanoeKayak 
Canada,  or  the  Canadian  Olympic 
Committee  (COC). 

"Everyone's  just  so  stoked  for 
me  to  be  going,"  Tayler  said. 

Some  athletes  train  their  entire 
lives  for  a  shot  at  competing  in 
the  Olympics.  Many  never  make 
it.  This  cruel  reality  is  not  lost  on 
the  second-year  political  science 
student. 

"I'm  definitely  really  proud 
of  my  accomplishment  and  feel 
pretty  honoured," .  said  Tayler, 
who  has  been  a  member  of  the  Ot- 
tawa River  Runners  club  the  last  11 
years.  "It's  a  pretty  special  thing  to 
be  able  to  do." 

Since  he  was  introduced  to  the 
sport  at  a  kayaking  camp  in  the 
summer  of  2000,  Tayler  has  taken 


Tayler  made  waves  in  the  kayaking  world  by  qualifying  to  represent  Canada  at  the  Olympics 


PHOTO  COURTESY  OF  JOANNE  COLE 


the  Canadian  kayaking  scene  by 
storm.  He  won  five  junior  national 
titles  and  his  13th  place  finish  at  the 
2010  world  junior  championship 
was  the  best  result  a  Canadian  has 
ever  posted  at  the  tournament,  ac- 
cording to  CanoeKayak  Canada. 

After  moving  up  to  the  sen- 
ior category  in  2011,  Tayler  won 
the  national  championship  later 
that  year.  Finally,  Tayler  captured 
Canada's  elusive  Olympic  berth 
last  month  at  the  Olympic  trials  in 
Charlotte,  N.C.,  bearing  out  fellow 
Ottawa-based  kayaker  John  Hast- 
ings by  just  one-tenth  of  a  second. 

Hastings    and    Tayler  have 


known  each  other  for  longer  than 
they  can  both  remember.  They 
train  together,  travel  together,  and 
have  developed  a  close  bond  over 
the  years. 

"He's  been  a  mentor  to  me  and 
I  look  up  to  him,"  Tayler  said. 
"Watching  him  come  down,  he 
had  a  good  race.  I  didn't  really 
know  what  to  think." 

Hastings,  who  graduated  from 
Carleton  with  a  business  degree  in 
2006,  said  losing  to  his  protege  was 
bittersweet. 

"It's  been  a  10-year  process  for 
me.  I've  put  a  lot  of  energy  and 
time  into  training  and  getting  to 


the  Olympics,  and  to  lose  it  by  that 
small  a  margin  is  obviously  diffi- 
cult to  accept,"  Hastings  said.  "But 
knowing  that  Michael's  the  one 
who  beat  me,  it's  something  I'm 
OK  with." 

"He's  very  fair  and  he's  very 
humble  and  that's  a  characteristic 
that  I  always  look  for  and  admire 
in  people,"  Hastings  added. 

Hastings  said  he  expects  Tayler  to 
"wow"  at  the  upcoming  Olympics. 

"I  know  he'll  do  something  in- 
credible," he  said. 

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Coulson  leaves  Gee-Gees  for  Ravens 


by  Lewis  Smith 


The  historically  heated  rivalry 
between  the  University  of  Ottawa 
Gee-Gees  and  Carleton  Ravens 
football  teams  seems  destined  to 
hit  new  highs  when  the  Ravens  hit 
the  field  in  2013. 

"It  was  never  the  intention  on 
this  end,  but  obviously,  1  think . . .  it's 
getting  to  that  point  a  little  bit,"  said 
Ravens  head  coach  Steve  Sumarah. 

Less  than  a  month  after  former 
Gee-Gees  head  coach  J. P.  Asselin 
joined  the  coaching  ranks  at  Carle- 
ton, the  Ravens  dealt  another  blow 
to  the  University  of  Ottawa  foot- 
ball team,  hiring  former  Gee-Gees 
offensive  co-ordinator  Chris  Coul- 
son as  offensive  line  coach. 

"It's  definitely  neat  to  be  right 
in  on  the  ground  floor  on  some- 
thing and  being  a  part  of  building 
something,"  Coulson  said. 

According  to  head  coach  Steve 
Sumarah,  though,  Coulson  was 
simply  the  best  man  for  the  job. 

"I  think  [Coulson]  is  one  of 
the  top  offensive  line  coaches  and 
offensive-minded  people  around," 
he  said.  "His  knowledge,  his  dedi- 
cation and  his  enthusiasm  for 
working  with  student  athletes  and 
trying  to  make  them  better  . . .  it's 


just  going  to  be  awesome  for  us." 

Prior  to  moving  to  Carleton, 
Coulson  spent  ten  years  with  the 
Gee-Gees,  seven  of  which  were  as 
offensive  co-ordinator.  During  his 
tenure  as  offensive  co-ordinator, 
the  Gee-Gees  finished  in  first  place 
in  the  Ontario  University  Athletics 
(OUA)  division  three  times. 

Coulson  also  worked  closely 
with  Asselin,  who  was  the  assist- 
ant offensive  co-ordinator  in  2008 
and  2009  before  taking  the  job  of 
head  coach.  Sumarah  expects  the 
past  working  experience  between 
the  two  to  show  from  day  one. 

"The  biggest  thing  with  [Coul- 
son] was  that  he  had  worked  with 
|  Asselin]  for  many  years  at  Ottawa 
U,"  he  said:  "The  synergy  between 
(Asselin]  and  [Coulson]  is  second 
to  none  and  I  think  when  [Asselin] 
made  the  trek  up  the  canal  .  .  . 
or  I  guess  down  the  canal,  1  still 
haven't  figured  that  one  out  yet," 
he  added  with  a  laugh,  "it  kind  of 
was  a  natural  fit  for  Chris  as  well." 

"J.P.  and  1  have  a  pretty  good 
working  relationship,"  Coulson 
added. 

"We're  good  friends,  for  one 
thing,  and  we've  coached  together 
for  a  while.  That  definitely  made  it 
an  easy  landing  spot." 


Coulson  wearing  his  new  Carleton  gear. 

1 1   PHOTO  BY  PEDRO  VaSCONCELLOS 

Coulson  has  a  history  of  de- 
veloping successful  players.  His 
ten  years  at  the  University  of  Ot- 
tawa consistently  saw  the  team's 
offence  being  very  highly  ranked. 
He  also  produced  players  such  as 
former  OUA  Most  Valuable  Play- 
er quarterbacks  Josh  Sacobie  and 
Brad  Sinopoli,  the  latter  of  whom 
now  plays  with  the  Calgary  Stam- 


peders  in  the  CFL. 

"I  was  calling  some  people 
about  [Asselin]  and  one  of  the 
people  [Asselin]  asked  me  to  call 
was  Sinopoli,"  Sumarah  said. 

"It  was  interesting  because  the 
thing  [Sinopoli]  mentioned  the 
most  was  how  well  [Coulson  and 
Asselin]  work  together  and  how 
well  they  work  with  the  student 
athletes." 

Sumarah,  who  spent  the  long 
weekend  in  May  scouting  talent  in 
Montreal  with  Asselin,  expressed 
his  enthusiasm  quite  clearly  at 
having  Coulson  on  board. 

"It's  going  to  allow  us  to  get 
ourselves  ready  faster  to  be  com- 
petitive," Sumarah  said.  "The  fact 
that  [Coulson]  came  on  board,  I'm 
going  to  say  that's  a  no-brainer." 

As  for  Coulson,  he  just  hopes  to 
help  the  Ravens  succeed. 

"  When  you  start  coaching 
some  guys  that  maybe  have  bet- 
ter physical  tools  than  I  had  [and] 
they're  able  to  grasp  some  of  both 
the  technical  and  tactical  aspect  of 
what  we're  trying  to  do,  you  can 
produce  some  pretty  good  line- 
men," he  said. 

"Thar/ s  something  we've  done 
in  the  past  and  I  look  forward  to 
doing  in  the  future."  □ 


local  star 

Carleton's  men's  basketball 
roster  will  feature  more  local  tal- 
ent during  the  upcoming  2012-13 
season  as  highly  recruited  Ottawa 
native  Jean  Pierre-Charles  an. 
nounced  his  commitment  to  the 
Ravens  program. 

Pierre-Charles  said  the  deci- 
sion to  join  the  Ravens  was  not  an 
easy  one. 

In  order  to  garner  interest  horn 
NCAA  basketball  programs  in 
the  United  States,  Pierre-Charles 
transferred  to  Maine  Centra 
Institute  (MCI)  last  year  for  ar 
additional  year  of  high  school, 
after  playing  for  four  years  at  Ash- 
bury  College  in  Ottawa. 

However,  following  his  year  at 
MCI,  the  6'8"  small  forward  said 
he  chose  Carleton  and  the  Can- 
adian Interuniversity  Sport  (CIS) 
route  over  a  number  of  NCAA 
Division  1  and  Division  2  offers. 

"I  know  a  bit  more  about  what 
I'm  getting  into  and  I  really  trust 
the  coach  and  the  program,"  sail. 
Pierre-Charles. 

"At  the  end  of  five  years,  if  I'l 
have  aspirations  to  keep  on  play- 
ing, I  know  that  Carleton  [prepares 
you]  very  well." 

Pierre-Charles  said  even 
though  he  was  playing  in  the  U.S., 
he  never  wanted  to  dismiss  tine 
possibility  of  coming  back  home 
to  play  for  the  Ravens. 

"It  was  a  fun  year  and  I  played 
against  good  competition.  I  al- 
ways kept  Carleton  in  the  picture 
just  because  it's  a  great  school,"  he 
said.  "It's  better  than  a  lot  of  Div- 
ision 1  schools." 

While  in  high  school,  Pierre- 
Charles  also  played  for  the 
Ottawa  Guardsmen  Basketball 
Club,  led  by  Ravens  head  coach 
Dave  Smart. 

He  said  his  experience  with 
the  program  helps  him  know 
what  to  expect  this  upcoming  fall. 

"I've  seen  Dave  coach  and  I've 
seen  what  they've  done  with  a  lot 
of  players.  I  know  they're  a  de 
fense  and  rebounding  team  first. 
You  can  be  pretty'  skilled  offen- 
sively or  talented  but  if  you  don't 
give  effort,  I  don't  think  you're  go- 
ing to  see  the  floor  much." 

— Sammy  Hud& 

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Branding  the  Ravens 

Jamie  Shinkewski  spoke  to 
Carleton's  new  manager  of 
marketing  and  brand  devel- 
opment in  the  recreation  and 
athletics  department,  Sheryl 
Hunt,  about  her  plans  for  the 
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CU  forced  to  explain  $15M  donation 


by  Avery  Zingel 


Carleton  is  being  criticized  after  giving 
the  Canadian  Press  a  redacted  version  of  its 
$15-milIion  donor  agreement  with  Calgary 
multi-billionaire  Clayton  Riddell  for  a  pol- 
itical science  graduate  program  backed  by 
Reform  Party  leader  Preston  Manning. 

The  donation  is  the  largest  program  gift 
in  Carleton's  history,  helping  establish  a 
school  that  existed  only  as  an  idea  for  years, 
according  to  a  document  created  by  the  ad- 
ministration. 

The  graduate  program  will  "improve  the 
quality  and  effectiveness  of  democratic  gov- 
ernance in  Canada,"  the  document  said. 

The  university  initially  refused  to  pro- 
vide the  Canadian  Press  with  the  donor 
agreement  until  it  was  ordered  by  the  infor- 
mation commissioner's  office  to  do  so. 

They  issued  a  redacted  agreement  with 
blacked  out  sections  including  "naming  con- 
siderations" and  "administration"  which 
involve  securing  government  approvals, 
and  funding  commitments. 

The  sections  were  blacked  out  to  protect 
Riddell's  privacy  and  confidential  informa- 
tion, said  Beth  Gorham,  Carleton's  manager 
of  public  affairs. 

"If  we  decided  to  go  ahead  and  disclose 
confidential  and  personal  information,  I 
don't  think  the  donor  would  be  very  happy," 
Gorham  said. 


ON  THE  WEB 


Khomeini  conference 
causes  controversy 

Carleton  hosted  "The  Contempor- 
ary Awakening  and  Imam  Khomeini's 
Thoughts,"  hosted  by  the  Cultural  Cen- 
tre of  the  Islamic  Republic  of  Iran  and  the 
Iranian  Cultural  Association  of  Carleton 
University  June  2,  according  to  Carle- 
ton's website. 

"The  conference  was  about  Imam 
Khomeini,  several  dimensions  of  his 
thoughts  and  his  legacy,  Islamic  Awak- 
ening as  well  as  Islamic  Governance," 
said  the  president  of  the  Iranian  Culture 
Association  of  Carleton  University,  Eh- 
san  Mohammadi. 

Khomeini  was  the  leader  of  Iran's  Is- 
lamic Revolution  in  1979  and  acted  as  the 
Supreme  Leader  of  the  country,  accord- 
ing to  Mohammadi. 

—  Miriom  Katawazi 

CU  becomes  hub  for 
immigration  research 

Citizenship  and  immigration  Can- 
ada (C1C)  has  signed  an  agreement  with 
Carleton  to  establish  a  new  independent 
home  for  a  research  network  that  deals 
with  migration,  diaspora,  and  refugee 
studies. 

Howard  Duncan,  the  executive  head 
ol  the  u-search  network  Metropolis  Secre- 
tariat, said  the  project  began  in  1996  and 
was  intended  to  be  an  experimental  and 
temporary  project. 

—  Dessy  Sukendor 


Carleton  administration  has  come  under  fire  after  issuing  a  redacted  version  of  its  SIS-million  donor 
agreement  to  the  Canadian  Press.  ||  photo  illustration  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


The  information  may  become  available 
at  some  point  if  the  privacy  commission  de- 
cides the  administration  must  release  more 
information,  but  it  is  "routine"  for  adminis- 
tration to  protect  the  private  and  confidential 
information  of  donors,  Gorham  said. 

The  graduate  program  in  political  man- 
agement is  the  first  of  its  kind  in  Canada  and 


is  expected  to  provide  the  groundwork  for 
young  adults  to  enter  politics,  according  to 
Gorham. 

The  program  took  its  first  students  in 
September  2011  and  these  students  are  now 
doing  10  weeks  of  wide  ranging  internship 
placements  —  from  the  Prime  Minister's  Of- 
fice and  Democracy  Watch  to  polling  firms 


and  working  with  New  Democratic  Pa 
MPs,  Gorham  said. 

The  administration  released  a  docum, 
outlining  the  intentions  of  the  program,  a 
addressed  public  concerns  about  politj 
spin  in  program  curriculum. 

A  committee  report  delivered  in  2( 
cited  in  the  document  said,  "The  propo; 
program  had  to  be  avowedly  trans-pai 
san,"  and  that  the  objective  of  the  Clay] 
Riddell  graduate  program  is  to  "prepay 
graduates  for  productive  employment 
leadership,  management,  and  administ 
live  support  positions  with  elected  officii 
political  parties  and  NGOs." 

The  degree  proposes  methods  for  you 
people  to  have  "a  rigorous  professional  f( 
mation  so  that  they  will  be  sought  after 
different  political  parties  and  organizatioi 
and  go  on  to  leadership  and  senior  roles 
the  various  corridors  of  political  contest 
Canada." 

Carleton  administration  said  it  has  s 
ied  the  ethical  implications  and  provision 
committees  and  reviews  to  ensure  course  m 
terial  will  be  presented  without  partisansh 

"Under  no  circumstances  will  we  built 
program  that  takes  on  any  specific  politic! 
colouration,"  the  administration's  docume| 
said. 

The  three  adjunct  professors  who  i 
teach  the  program  have  yet  to  be  chosen,  a 
cording  to  the  document. 


CUSA  rejects  CFS  campaign 


CUSA  voted  against  supporting  the  CFS  anti-homophobia  and  transphobia  campaign  at  a  CUSA  council  meeting  June  18. 


by  Adella  Khan 


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Carleton  University  Students'  Associa- 
tion (CUSA)  voted  against  supporting  the 
Canadian  Federation  of  Students  (CFS) 
campaign  to  challenge  homophobia  and 
transphobia  on  June  18. 

The  motion,  presented  by  Sarah  McCue 
of  Carleton's  GLBTQ  Centre  for  Sexual  and 
Gender  Diversity,  was  met  with  no  discus- 
sion and  failed  with  11  votes  for  and  13  votes 
against.  Carleton  student  Arun  Smith  motiv- 
ated the  motion  and  said  that  although  he 
wasn't  surprised  by  the  result,  he  was  dis- 
appointed with  CUSA's  response. 

"How  13  Councillors  and  Executives  can 
reject  a  campaign  built  for  and  by  students 
.  .  .  providing  a  toolkit  for  customization  to 


suit  particular  campus  environments,  that  is 
supported  by  the  GSA,  the  Administration, 
and  members  of  the  GLBTQ+  community, 
without  even  looking  at  the  material  object- 
ively, baffles  me  entirely,"  Smith  said  via 
email. 

Michael  De  Luca,  CUSA  vice-president 
(finance),  who  voted  against  supporting  the 
CFS-run  campaign  said  that  CUSA  already 
strives  to  ensure  campus  is  a  safe  place  with 
policies  against  discrimination  like  the  pro- 
motion of  "homo/bi/transphobia." 

"I  do  not  believe  in  supporting  a  cam- 
paign run  by  an  organization  (the  CFS) 
whose  primary  goal,  as  a  corporate  entity, 
is  to  generate  a  revenue  from  Carleton  stu- 
dents," De  Luca  said  via  email. 

"The  CUSA  Executive  cares  and  is  pas- 


sionate about  the  issue  that  has  arisen  on  ojj 
campus  and  we  have  been  responsive  t^S 
by  initiating  a  CUSA-run  campaign  that  w«P 
debut  this  fall." 

Smith  said  that  CUSA  is  adopting  5 
"father-knows-best"  attitude  to  combattii^' 
homophobia  and  transphobia  that  is  i 
working  for  students. 

"It  is  this  sort  of  over-politicization  tha'l 
undermining  the  ability  of  students  to  pJl 
ticipate  in  and  to  trust  their  student  unioi«! 
Smith  said. 

"This  says  very  clearly  that  queer  z 
trans  student  issues  are  not  a  priority  for  tfl 
Executive  and  their  allied  councillors."  [j°r 
Despite  lacking  CUSA  support,  Sm# 
said  the  campaign  will  continue  to  vjoM 
with  other  organizations  on  campus.  V 


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Frosh  Week  gets  Folked  up 


t  Big  Sea  will  be  one  of  the  bands  playing  at  Ottawa  Folk  Festival  on  Sept.  8  when  students  gain  entrance  through  Orientation  Week 


Ijkki  Gladstone 


itudents  starting  their  first  year  at  Carle- 
this  fall  may  feel  a  little  more  inclined  to 
zhase  an  orientation  week  package  when 
'  discover  Carleton  has  teamed  up  with 
iwa  Folk  Festival. 

)n  Sept.  8,  incoming  Carleton  first- 
rs  will  gain  entry  to  the  festival,  which 
udes  over  20  performances  with  bands 
Yukon  Blonde  and  Great  Big  Sea,  said 
all  orientation  coordinator  with  the 
ient  Experience  Office  (SEO),  Grace 
sntine. 

'lie  decision  to  work  with  Ottawa  Folk 
ival  as  a  part  of  Fall  Orientation  Week 
i  made  by  the  SEO  in  conjunction  with 
Carleton  University  Students'  Asso- 


ciation (CUSA)  vice-president  {student  life) 
Tomisin  Olawale  said  via  email. 

Adding  the  additional  concerts  will  help 
"open  (students]  eyes  to  some  of  the  things 
Carleton  and  CUSA  can  do  for  them,  and 
also  what  the  city  has  to  offer,"  Olawale  said. 

Valentine  echoed  these  sentiments. 

"  [Thel  orientation  program  seeks  to 
benefit  the  incoming  students  and  create  the 
best  first  year  experience  possible,  and  by 
collaborating  with  the  Ottawa  Folk  Festival 
we  are  able  to  add  value  to  our  Fall  Orienta- 
tion programming,''  Valentine  said. 

Even  with  the  new  collaboration,  Valen- 
tine assured  students  that  traditional  aspects 
of  Carleton  orientation  week,  such  as  the 
yearly  outdoor  concert,  will  remain. 

"We  are  not  changing  the  programming, 


[just]  simply  adding  to  [it],"  she  said. 

In  addition  to  attracting  a  larger  group 
of  students  to  register  for  orientation  week, 
Valentine  thinks  the  collaboration  will 
encourage  greater  student  involvement 
overall. 

"This  allows  the  students  to  better  fos- 
ter relationships  with  each  other  through 
additional  activities  and  programming," 
she  said. 

According  to  the  Ottawa  Folk  Festival 
website,  the  festival  was  first  established  to 
showcase  Canada's  folk  traditions  through 
music,  dance,  storytelling  and  crafts,  was 
first  introduced  in  1994.  The  festival  is  a 
not-for-profit,  volunteer  organization  that 
plays  host  to  some  of  the  world's  best  folk 
artists.  □ 


New  program  to  focus  on 
global  and  local  health  issues 

Carleton  will  launch  a  unique  inter- 
disciplinary graduate  health  care 
program  this  fall  that  will  seek  solutions 
to  health  concerns  on  a  local  and  global 
scale,  according  to  program  director  Su- 
san Aitken. 

Housed  in  Carleton's  new  institute  of 
Health:  Science,  Technology  and  Policy, 
the  Masters  of  Science  degree  in  Health: 
Science,  Technology,  and  Policy  (HSTP) 
will  draw  from  different  faculties,  includ- 
ing business,  arts  and  social  sciences, 
public  affairs,  engineering  and  design, 
and  science. 

"When  we  consulted  with  employ- 
ers and  asked  what's  missing,  they  said 
there  are  scientists,  researchers  and 
people  making  policy,  but  they  can't 
communicate  [with  each  other],"  Aitken 
said. 

Replacing  a  historical  model  with  a 
program  that  bridges  multiple  disciplines 
will  allow  Carleton  to  "fulfill  a  mission 
in  the  marketplace  and  address  big  ques- 
tions," she  said. 

Group-based  research  and  hands-on 
learning  will  be  used  to  tackle  issues  as 
diverse  as  vaccinations  for  infections  like 
H1N1,  to  the  engineering  of  wheelchairs 
and  its  effect  on  die  lives  of  Canadians  liv- 
ing with  disabilities,  Aitken  said. 

The  program  includes  two  graduate 
diplomas  aimed  at  both  existing  Carle- 
ton students  and  professionals  working 
in  die  field. 

According  to  Aitken,  the  Institute  of 
Health:  Science,  Technology  and  Policy 
has  attracted  learning  and  networking 
opportunities  with  external  organiza- 
tions like  Health  Canada,  The  Ottawa 
Hospital,  and  the  Public  Health  Agency 
of  Canada. 

The  new  program  will  be  launched  in 
the  fall  alongside  the  new  PhD  of  Social 
Work  and  PhD  in  Applied  Linguistics  and 
Discourse  Studies. 

—  Haky  Ritchie 


Kielbergers  receive  honorary  degrees 


ASSIE  AYLWARD 


Carleton's  senate  awarded  honorary 
torate  degrees  to  several  notable  Can- 
ans  in  June,  including  the  youngest 
pients  ever,  Craig  and  Marc  Kielberger, 
ording  to  university  media  representa- 
!  Chris  Cline. 

Craig,  29,  founded  the  international  de- 
opment  charity  Free  The  Children  when 
■vas  12  years-old.  Kielberger  was  inspired 
tart  the  organization  after  reading  a  story 
he  Toronto  Star  about  a  murdered  12  year- 
who  had  been  a  child  labourer  since  he 
>  four,  according  to  Free  The  Children's 
bsite. 

ttis  brother  Marc,  36,  was  also  involved 
he  founding  and  continuation  of  the  or- 
uzation. 

Craig  said  receiving  an  honorary  degree 
n  "extraordinary  honour." 
Education  is  really  the  cornerstone  of 
international  development  model,"  he 
i>  "Education  is  something  that' s  so  im- 
"tarrt  to  the  work  we  do,  and  something 
*  we  so  greatly  honour  and  treasure." 
Craig  also  holds  a  Peace  and  Conflict 
dies  degree  from  the  University  of  To- 


Marc  and  Craig  Kielberger  were  the  youngest-ever  recipients  of  honorary  degrees  at  Carleton, 


||  PROVIDED 


ronto,  and  executive  masters  of  business 
administration  from  York  University's 
Schulich  School  of  Business. 

Craig  said  he  hopes  being  the  young- 
est recipient  of  the  honorary  degree  sends 
a  message  to  the  class  of  2012.  "I  hope  it 
underscores  that  we're  never  too  young  to 
make  our  impact  in  the  world,"  he  said. 


He  said  Free  The  Children  has  worked 
with  several  Carleton  students,  particularly 
with  international  service  trips. 

Craig  also  praised  Carleton's  internation- 
al business  program,  whose  first  round  of 
graduates  are  receiving  diplomas  this  year. 
He  said  the  program  is  helpful  for  those 
wanting  to  do  work  similar  international 


development  work. 

"It's  not  just  the  question  of  having  the 
intention  to  do  good,  but  also  the  skills, 
and  the  training  to  ensure  that  intention  is 
grounded  in  effective  action  and  effective 
leadership,"  he  said.  "I'm  really  an  admirer 
of  the  leadership  that's  emerging  from  [the 
program].  It's  unprecedented  in  Canada." 

Cline  said  in  an  email  that  the  university 
was  "honoured"  to  present  the  Kielbergers 
with  Doctors  of  Laws. 

"Craig  and  Marc  Kielberger  have  shown 
exemplary  leadership  in  the  promotion  of 
rights  of  the  child,  ethical  living  and  social 
responsibility,"  he  said. 

Honorary  degrees  were  also  awarded 
to  politician  and  Aboriginal  activist  Eli- 
jah Harper,  engineer  and  astronaut  Julie 
Payette,  and  fiction  writer  Elizabeth  Hay, 
among  others. 

Kielberger  said  he  hopes  after  receiving 
the  award,  himself  and  Free  The  Children 
will  strengthen  their  involvement  with 
Carleton. 

"We  hope  to  spend  more  time  at  Carleton, 
and  we  hope  to  get  more  students  involved 
as  volunteers,"  Craig  said.  "We  certainly 
won't  be  strangers  to  the  university."  □ 


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National  Editor:  Marina  von  Stackelberg  •  national@clmrlatani 


CFS:  Lib  tuition  grant  falls  short. 


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by  Emma  Paling 

The  Liberal  30  per  cent  Ontario 
Tuition  grant  has  only  been  given 
out  to  one  third  of  undergradu- 
ate students,  despite  having  been 
touted  to  benefit  five  out  of  six 
post-secondary  students,  accord- 
ing to  the  Canadian  Federation  of 
Students  (CFS)  and  Teresa  Arm- 
strong, New  Democratic  Party 
(NDP)  critic  for  Training,  Colleges, 
and  Universities. 

The  200,000  students  who  have 
received  the  grant  represent  60  per 
cent  of  eligible  students,  according 
to  Gyula  Kovacs,  senior  media  re- 
lations co-ordinator  of  the  Ontario 
Ministry  of  Training,  Colleges,  and 
Universities. 

This  would  mean  that  only  a  lit- 
tle over  half  of  all  600,000  Ontario 
undergraduates  are  even  eligible 
for  the  grant. 

Once  the  program  is  fully 
fleshed  out,  300,000  students  are 
expected  to  receive  the  grant,  Ko- 
vacs said  via  email. 

A  list  of  exclusions,  includ- 
ing being  out  of  high  school  for 
more  than  four  years,  studying 
part-time,  or  taking  a  professional 


For  more  coverage  . . . 


Drinks  and  sexual 
orientation 

A  new  study  says  students 
who  don't  identify  as  straight 
or  gay  are  more  likely 
to  abuse  alcohol,  Nikki 
Gladstone  reports. 

Concordia  University 
creates  Jun  Lin  fund 

Melissa  Novacaska  writes 
about  a  new  fund  and  award 
created  in  memory  of  Jun  Lin. 

York  defrauded 
$1.2  million 

Melissa  Novacaska  reports  on 
two  former  York  U  employees 

who  allegedly  charged  the 
school  for  goods  and  services 
it  never  received. 

BFA  reinstated 

As  Melissa  Novacaska 

reports,  Queen's  has  brought 
back  its  fine  arts  program. 

Guaranteed  grad 

Tatiana  von  Recklinghausen 

describes  a  new  initiative 
that  will  pay  extra  tuition  if 
students  are  unsuccesfu). 

Education  in  Canada 
needs  improvment 

Melissa  Novacaska  details 
how  Canada's  post-secondary 
education  needs  improvement 
according  to  an  OECD  report. 


■the 


Nine  scholarships  and  grants,  including  the  Queen  Elizabeth  II  Aiming  for  the  Top  scholarship,  have  been  cut  in  order  to  pay 

for  the  new  30  per  cent  grant,  according  to  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Students.   |(  photo  illustration  ev  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


program  like  law  disqualifies  near- 
ly half  of  all  undergrads. 

The  Liberals  aim  to  "support 
all  middle-class  Ontario  families" 
with  an  "across-the-board"  tuition 
grant,  she  said. 

During  last  year' s  provincial 
election,  the  Liberals  ran  on  a  plat- 
form of  reducing  tuition  by  30  per 
cent,  but  not  giving  out  a  grant  to 
select  students,  said  CFS-Ontario 
chairperson  Sarah  King. 

Nine  other  scholarships  and 
grants,  including  the  Queen 
Elizabeth  II  Aiming  for  the  Top 


scholarship  and  another  for 
students  living  in  low-income 
housing,  were  cancelled  in  order 
to  fund  this  program,  King  said. 

Simply  lowering  tuition  across 
the  board  would  have  saved 
money  on  the  administrative  costs 
related  to  sorting  through  grant 
applications,  King  added. 

Kovacs  did  not  specifically  say 
how  much  money  was  allocated 
for  this  grant,  or  what  will  be  done 
with  the  leftover  funds  since  the 
grant  has  only  been  given  out  to 
200,000  students. 


She  said  $1.1  billion  has  been 
given  out  in  student  grants,  in- 
cluding the  Ontario  Tuition  grant, 
in  the  2011-2012  year. 

"The  number  of  students  that 
have  got  it  when  we  implemented 
this  within  two  months,  quite 
frankly,  of  getting  elected,  was 
extraordinary,"  said  Glen  Murray, 
Ontario  minister  for  Training,  Col- 
leges, and  Universities  in  question 
period  at  Queen's  Park  on  June  4. 

Kovacs  said  five-sixths  of  stu- 
dents who  are  within  four  years  of 
graduating  high  school  should  be 


eligible  for  the  grant. 

However  this  condition 
qualifies  the  most  srudenjBab 
including  all  mature  studentB  fut 
automatically  leaving  out  ahnMnol 
two-thirds  of  college  studenmnp 
King  said.  ■Tr 

Carleton  student  Megan  Tessi^tio 
didn'tqualify  for  the  grant becau^W  ^ 
she  took  a  year  off  between  higHt  > 
school  and  university  to  eanBl.O1 
money.  forth 

Tessier  said  she's  frustrated  Ti 
because  her  need  for  the  grant  iW  n 
essentially  why  she  wasn't  eligibleS 

"I  worked  about  60  hours  Bun 
week  for  a  year  to  save  up  enougwir 
money  to  go  [to  university],"  sajHth- 
Tessier.  Ruq.i 

"Even  though  I  paid  just  nMsrc 
much  in  the  last  four  years  a<l  'n 
everyone  else,  I  somehow  didn'Bus' 
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BV  JUANITA  BAWAGAN 


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Behind  every  tattoo  is  a  story. 

This  holds  true  for  the  107 
people  who  had  Quebec's  infam- 
ous red  square  permanently  inked 
on  their  bodies  during  a  tattoo-a- 
thon  in  Pare  fimilie-Gamelin  in 
Montreal  June  19. 

For  some  it  represented  an 
international  journey,  for  others, 
the  plight  of  students  but  for 
Montreal  blogger  and  organizer 
Gabriel  Roy,  it  was  more  of  a  joke. 

When  politicians  made  state- 
ments that  the  Quebec  protests 
would  disappear  soon  enough, 


Roy  said  he  organized  this  event 
to  show  the  permanence  of  the 
movement. 

"It  was  just  a  big  'fuck  you' [to 
politicians],"  he  laughed. 

The  tattoo-a-thon  is  the  most 
recent  one  of  Roy's  comical  pro- 
tests. He  has  also  organized  the 
first  nude  protest  and  a  flash  mob 
protest. 

It's  not  all  jokes  for  Roy.  As  he 
points  to  the  red  square  tattooed 
over  his  heart  and  explains  his 
sleeve  (there's  a  tattoo  for  each  of 
his  daughters),  he  also  points  to 
his  rib  cage. 

He  said  this  was  where  his  ribs 


were  fractured  after  being  beaten 
by  four  police  officers  during  a 
peaceful  protest. 

Instead  of  responding  with 
violence,  he  said,  he  chose  to  pro- 
duce a  mocking  online  video. 

"The  best  answer  is  often  the 
funniest,"  he  said. 

The  tattoo  event's  Facebook 
page  is  flooded  with  photos  of 
students  sporting  the  red  square 
tattoo  on  their  backs,  their  chests, 
their  legs  and  even  their  hips.  Stu- 
dents from  colleges  in  Montreal 
and  Quebec,  according  to  their 
Facebook  accounts,  leave  com- 
ments of  solidarity  as  their  tattoos 
heal. 

The  red  square  itself  dates 
back  to  2004  student  protests,  ac- 
cording to  the  Collectif  pour  un 
Quebec  sans  pauvrete  (Collect- 
ive for  a  Poverty-Free  Quebec).  It 
stems  from  the  phrase  "carrement 
dans  Ie  rouge,"  meaning  students 
were  squarely  in  the  red  because 
of  the  debt  situation. 

For  some,  the  tattoo  has  noth- 
ing to  do  with  students  at  all. 

"I  did  the  tattoo  for  a  different 
reason  than  all  the  demonstrators," 
said  Chico  Peres,  the  production 
manager  at  CUTV,  Concordia  Uni- 
versity s  campus  and  community 
television  network. 

Peres  received  a  grant  from  the 
Portuguese  government  to  work 
at  any  network  in  the  world  and 
said  he  chose  CUTV.  He  started 
working  in  July  2011  and  the  pro- 
tests have  been  a  defining  part  of 
his  work. 

"I  got  [the  tattoo]  to  mark  the 


moment  we  are  in  right  now,"  1 
said  in  the  CUTV  newsroom. 

He  added  that  it's  symbolic  ( 
all  of  his  time  at  CUTV  and  hi! 
journey  to  Canada. 

"I'm  here.  I  give  my  heart  am 
soul  and  I  want  to  immortalize  it. 

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done  properly  and  the  resulting 
scar  will  remain  there  forever.  Hi 
said  he  doesn't  mind  so  much  a: 
it  contributes  to  his  changing  d 
inition  of  what  the  tattoo  mean? 
to  him. 

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hind each  person's  tattoo  of  the 
red  square  is,  they  all  seem  ra 
be  inspired  by  transforming  mo- 
ments with  echoing  impacts. 

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square  at  first  because  it  onh 
boosted  the  premier's  popularity 
and  the  protests  did  a  disservio 
to  the  student  movement,  he  said 

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the  ongoing  protests,  he  said  it'*; 
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5 


J  of  T  to  get  full-time  Muslim  chaplaincy 


SAMMY  HUPES 


Muslim  students  and  alumni 
\xe  University  of  Toronto  have 
iblished  the  first-ever  program 
fund  a  full-time,  paid  Muslim 
,plain  on  a  Canadian  university 
apus. 

The  Muslim  Students  Asso- 
:ion  (MSA)  at  U  of  T  founded 

Muslim  Chaplaincy  Program 
t  year  with  the  goal  of  raising 
1,000  by  this  September,  in  time 
the  upcoming  fall  semester. 
The  project  was  born  out  of 

need  for  a  long-term  presence 
campus  to  serve  and  support 
mg  Muslims  with  respect  to 
ir  educational,  counseling  and 
h-related  needs,  according  to 
qayyah  Ahdab,  chair  of  the 
)rd  for  the  program. 
In  a  recent  promotional  video, 
islim  students  depict  some  of 

challenges  they  face,  such  as 
ng  told  by  strangers  to  go  back 
heir  country. 

One  of  the  students  in  the 
eo  said  she  had  to  sit  through 
entire  lecture  listening  to  her 
ifessor  explain  to  the  class  that 
im  degrades  women. 
Others  explained  they  often 
;stion  their  faith,  or  that  there 
something  about  mosques  that 
ke  them  uncomfortable. 
"The  situations  that  the  stu- 
lts  were  going  through  and 
o  they  were  trying  to  turn  to  for 
p  [made  us]  notice  there  was  a 


void,"  said  Ahdab,  who  estimates 
that  there  are  3,000  to  3,500  Mus- 
lim students  at  U  of  T. 

"They  would  seek  help  or  as- 
sistance from  their  community 
leaders,  imams  or  their  parents,  but 
sometimes  it  didn't  feel  like  there 
was  a  culturally  relevant  or  age- 
relevant  stance  that  these  people 
could  put  themselves  in,  to  really 
give  advice  that  meant  something 
to  these  young  Muslims." 

Until  now,  an  imam  has  served 
as  a  part-time,  volunteer  chap- 
lain on  campus  but  is  nearing 
retirement.  Due  to  his  many  other 
commitments,  he  was  often  un- 
able to  provide  full  services  for 
students  in  need  of  religious  assist- 
ance, U  of  T  MSA  president  Aisha 
Raja  said. 

Hiring  a  full-time  chaplain  will 
create  a  chaplaincy  office,  which 
Raja  said  will  be  able  to  provide 
"an  inclusive  space  for  Muslim 
youth  to  address  issues  of  iden- 
tity, public  education  and  special 
needs,  and  to  try  to  create  a  safe 
community  on  campus  where  they 
can  go  to  on  a  regular  basis  to  talk 
about  issues  they're  having." 

Raja  noted  that  the  chaplain 
won't  necessarily  be  an  officially 
recognized  religious  leader. 

"It*  s  going  to  be  a  person  who 
has  a  religious  background  in  edu- 
cation but  also  has  a  background  in 
counseling  and  therapy,"  she  said. 

Much  like  the  Christian  and 
Jewish  communities,  which  each 


U  of  T  will  be  the  first  university  in  Canada  to  offer  a  full-time  Muslim  chaplaincy 
program  for  its  students.  1 1  photo  illustration  by  Pedro  Vasconceilos 


fund  their  own  respective  chap- 
laincies at  U  of  T,  Raja  says  the 
MSA  is  hoping  that  Toronto's 
Muslim  community  will  help  fund 
their  program. 

Due  to  the  university' s  status 
as  a  secular  institution,  it  cannot 
provide  funding  for  the  program. 
Nevertheless,  both  Raja  and  Ah- 
dab say  that  U  of  T  administration 
—  through  the  university's  Multi- 
Faith  Centre  and  the  Campus 


Chaplains  Association— have  been 
very  supportive. 

"There  is  just  a  sense  that  there 
really  was  a  need,  both  in  terms 
of  providing  spiritual  religious 
care  but  also  community  de- 
velopment," said  the  Multi-Faith 
Centre's  director,  Richard  Cham- 
bers, noting  that  U  of  T  has  30 
full-time  and  part-time  chaplains 
in  total. 

"The     Muslim  community. 


which  is  much  smaller  than  the 
Christian  community  on  campus,  is 
nevertheless  very  well-organized, 
very  visible  and  is  a  significant  size 
unto  itself." 

Throughout  the  past  year,  the 
MSA  consulted  with  U  of  T  admin- 
istration and  other  chaplaincies  on 
campus  and  abroad  in  order  to 
develop  the  project.  Among  many 
others,  they  turned  to  Omer  Bajwa, 
coordinator  of  Muslim  life  at  Yale 
University' s  chaplaincy  office. 

After  advising  the  MSA  at  U  of 
T  on  ways  to  structure  their  pro- 
gram, Bajwa  said  the  project  has 
plenty  of  potential. 

"It's  very  exciting  and  promis- 
ing if  a  university  of  that  caliber 
and  that  size  whose  students  and 
alumni  can  put  together  a  project 
like  this.  This  can  hopefully  de- 
velop into  a  wonderful,  thriving 
position,"  he  said. 

Ali  Abu  Alhawa,  president  of 
Carleton's  MSA,  said  he  would  be 
pleased  to  see  the  program  make 
its  way  over  to  Carleton  as  well. 

"It  would  be  easier  for  Muslim 
students  to  encounter  their  prob- 
lems or  any  questions  that  they 
have,  especially  for  Muslim  stu- 
dents who  come  [from]  abroad  as 
international  students,"  Abu  Al- 
hawa said. 

"[When]  they're  new  to  the 
country  and  the  city  and  they  don't 
have  any  family  or  friends  here, 
they  could  come  ask  the  chaplain- 
cy on  campus."  □ 


U  of  A  shooting  raises  questions 
)ver  emergency  notification  system 


Peter  Mazereeuw 


The  University  of  Alberta  is 
ing  criticism  for  not  using 
ir  emergency  notification 
tern  (ENS)  to  notify  staff  and 
dents  immediately  following 
al  shootings  on  campus  June 

Social  media  was  abuzz  with 
nplaints  from  students  and 
ff  who  felt  the  school  should 
/e  used  the  system. 
"©UAlberta  Surprised  that  as 
alberta  staff  I  did  not  receive 
nething  through  the  emer- 
lcy  notification  system...?" 
ristanMorin  tweeted. 
"©UAlberta  if  this  doesn't 
istitute  an  emergency  fit  for  a 
ification,  I  don't  know  what 
Js,"  tweeted  ©fvaughanj  (Fay 
ughan-Johnston). 
University  of  Alberta  officials 
1  post  regular  updates  on  the 
ool  website  and  Twitter,  but 
»se  not  to  use  the  school's 
urgency  notification  system. 
That  decision  was  based  on  in- 
mation  from  Edmonton  police 
1  the  shooter  was  no  longer 
the  campus  and  therefore  did 
Pose  a  threat  to  staff  and  stu- 
rts,  according  to  a  message  by 


U  of  A  acting  president  Carl  Am- 
rhein on  the  school's  website. 

The  way  the  ENS  system  was 
used  in  the  shooting  will  be  part 
of  an  "incident  debrief"  by  the 
school,  Amrhein  wrote. 

Some  were  upset  that  the 
school  chose  to  use  Twitter  in- 
stead of  the  ENS. 

"@U  Alberta  how  can  you 
tweet  and  not  send  out  an  emer- 
gency text  ?!  It's  finals  &  I  was  on 
campus  studying  &  I  bet  I'm  not 
the  only  one,"  tweeted  @jennn- 
boo. 

"#ualberta  didn't  want  to 
alarm  50,000  students",  sorry 
#ualberta,  but  social  media  gen 
knows  before  you  do.  alerts 
should  be  sooner.  #yeg,"  tweeted 
@jole  (Joel  Adria). 

In  case  of  a  crisis  similar  to 
the  one  at  U  of  A,  Carleton's  de- 
partment of  safety  would  likely 
activate  its  own  ENS,  said  dir- 
ector of  university  safety  Allan 
Burns. 

However,  Burns  pointed  out 
that  the  ENS'  purpose  is  to  in- 
struct people  on  things  they  have 
to  do  in  an  emergency. 

"It's  not  a  system  we  use  to 
inform  people  about  what's  hap- 
pening unless  it  directly  involves 


them.  We  would  use  the  internal 
Carleton  communication  system 
to  keep  people  updated  in  terms 
of  what's  happening,"  Burns 
said. 

Only  about  3,500  staff  and 
students  have  signed  up  for 
Carleton's  ENS,  Burns  said. 

There  are  nearly  27,000  full 
and  part-time  students  at  Carle- 
ton, and  roughly  2,600  staff, 
according  to  the  Carleton  web- 
site, which  means  only  one  in 
eight  people  would  be  warned 
of  a  crisis  on  campus  through  the 
EMS,  something  Burns  identified 
as  a  weakness. 

"One  of  the  problems  is  trying 
to  convince  students  to  sign  up 
for  it,"  he  said,  pointing  out  that 
the  system  is  voluntary. 

Carleton's  ENS  includes  a  text 
message  component,  Burns  said, 
as  well  as  emails  sent  to  anyone 
with  a  Carleton  account  and  a 
"screen  capture"  pop-up  on  com- 
puters registered  with  the  school. 

Students  can  sign  up  for  the 
ENS  through  Carleton  Central.  □ 

For  a  timeline  from 
Peter  Mazereeuw  of  how  the 

shooting  unfolded,  visit 

ciiariatan.ca 


Marijuana  seminar 
could  come  to  Ottawa 


by  Peter  Mazereeuw 


A  seminar  on  how  to  grow 
medical  marijuana  may  be  com- 
ing to  Ottawa  this  fall. 

Greenline  Academy  is  hoping 
to  hold  a  weekend  seminar  in 
the  capital  on  the  ins  and  outs 
of  growing  medical  marijuana 
legally,  according  to  Greenline 
founder  Don  Schultz. 

Greenline  Academy  is  a  pri- 
vate company  that  has  hosted 
a  number  of  similar  seminars 
across  Canada  in  the  past  year. 

A  team  of  experts  teach  regis- 
trants about  three  aspects  of 
growing  medical  marijuana: 
cultivation,  medical  benefits 
and  chemical  composition,  and 
complying  with  Health  Canada 
regulations,  Schultz  said. 

Greenline  has  opened  online 
registration  for  a  seminar  in  Ot- 
tawa. 

If  100  registrants  and  a  venue 
can  be  found,  the  seminar  will 
likely  be  held  in  late  September, 
Schultz  said. 

"My  ideal  student  is  a  patient 
that  really  needs  the  medicine, 
who  can  grow  it  for  themselves 
or  can  get  someone  to  grow  it  for 
them,"  he  said,  adding  medical 


professionals  also  attend  many 
of  Greenline's  seminars. 

"My  main  concern  is  about  the 
patients,  and  I  try  to  stay  away 
from  illegal  growers,"  he  said. 

Greenline's  seminars  are  open 
to  anyone  willing  to  pay  the  $330 
fee. 

However  some  compassion 
clubs  question  the  lack  of  restric- 
tion on  registrants. 

Compassion  clubs  are  organ- 
izations that  sell  marijuana  to 
patients  in  need  of  specialized 
strains  of  the  drug.  They  are 
technically  illegal  operations,  ac- 
cording to  Health  Canada. 

"Unless  they're  checking  that 
each  person  that  goes  in  to  take 
the  course  are  MMAR  [medical 
marijuana  access  regulations] 
card  holders,  then  there's  real- 
ly no  way  of  telling  who  is 
taking  those  lessons,"  said  Is- 
sac  Oommen,  communications 
co-ordinator  for  the  British  Col- 
umbia Compassion  Club  Society. 

MMAR  card  holders  are 
people  who  have  successfully 
applied  to  Health  Canada  for  ac- 
cess to  medical  marijuana. 

For  the  rest  of  the  story,  visit 

ch.ariatan.ca 


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GET  A  HOBBY:  YOUR  U  ] 


This  month,  the  charlatan  explores  /m 


The  Reel  Deal:  making  a  movie 


by  Hilary  Roberts 


Do  you  want  to  be  rich  and 
famous?  Or  do  you  have  an  idea 
that  you  think  people  would  love 
to  see?  A  filmmaker  can  do  all  that 
when  they  make  a  movie. 

Whether  you're  the  future  Scors- 
ese, Cronenberg,  or  Tarantino, 
it's  time  to  make  your  Hollywood 
dreams  come  true. 

With  HD  video  cameras  tucked 
inside  iPhones  and  teenagers  with 
stars  in  their  eyes  hosting  their 
own  YouTube  channels,  almost 
anyone  can  create  their  own  film. 

Digital  cameras,  video  editing 
software  like  Final  Cut  Pro,  ana 
fcvideo-sharing  websites 

^such  as  YouTube  and 
Vimeo  have  / 
helped  ' 
,filmmak- 


a  treatment,  researching,  identify- 
ing locations,  or  subjects  if  it's 
a  non-fiction  film.  Writing  grant 
proposals,  breaking  down  your 
script  into  a  shooting  schedule," 
Cram  said. 

Depending  on  the  type  of  film 
and  the  size  of  production,  an 
indie  filmmaker  may  also  want  to 
use  a  writer,  a  storyboard  artist, 
a  location  scout  to  find  the  best 
settings,  a  production  manager 
to  take  care  of  the  logistics  and 
scheduling,  and  a  production  de- 
signer to  make  the  film  look  good, 
Cram  said. 

When  it's  time  to  get  the  camera 
rolling,  the  film  is  in  its  produc- 
tion stage. 


film  on  a  video-sharing  website. 

Cram  said  she  recommends  Vimeo 
over  YouTube.  Posting  videos  to  a 
blog  is  another  option,  she  said.The 
filmmaker  may  also  choose  to  enter  a 
festival.  Many  film  festivals  have  stu- 
dent categories,  and  some  will  award 
cash  prizes,  Cram  said. 

"The  festivals  are  a  really  good  step- 
ping stone  because,  if  you  can  get 
into  one,  then  [the  film]  gets  seen  by 
a  number  of  people,"  she  said. 

But  watch  out  for  those  charging 
exorbitant  entrance  fees,  Cram  said. 
Some  festivals  are  "out  to  exploit," 
she  said. 

"Be  careful  about  spending  $1 00  on 
tan  entry  fee  and  having  to  buy  an 
•airplane  ticket  and 


The  Canada  Council  for  the  Arts 
offers  grants  for  "emerging  artists," 
but  undergraduate  students  aren't 
eligible. 

Some  filmmakers  have  turned  to  the 
Internet  to  ask  for  donations. 

On  a  website  called  Kickstarter,  as- 
piring creative  types  can  ask  donors 
to  help  fund  their  artistic  projects  in 
exchange  for  "rewards,"  which  the 
website  defines  as  "things  like  a  copy 
of  what's  being  made,  a  limited  edi- 
tion or  a  custom  experience  related 
to  the  project." 

DOING  IT  ALL  ON  A  BUDGET 

Unfortunately,  most  student  films 
.are  funded  by  the 
filmmakers 


Cram,  the 
workshop  co-ordinator  for  Ottawa 
film  co-operative  Saw  Video. 

"I'm  of  the  mentality  that  it's  not 
the  tool,  it's  how  you  use  it,"  Cram 
said. 

"People  can  do  really  beautiful 
work  with  very  basic  video  cam- 
eras. It's  got  to  do  with  how  you 
compose  the  shot,  the  lighting,  but 
also  what  you're  communicating." 

There's  no  one  set  process  used 
to  make  a  film,  she  said.  One 
filmmaker  may  start  with  a  script, 
while  another  may  jump 
right  in  without  a  script. 

In  general,  however,  Cram 
said  making  a  movie  can  be 
divided  into  three  stages:  pre 
production,  production  and 
post-production. 

If  desired,  the  entire  process 
can  be  completed  by  the  film- 
maker alone. 

Making  the  movie 

The  preparation  period 
before  shooting  the  film  is 
called  pre-production. 

"[It's]  anything  to  do  with  script- 
writing  or  storyboarding.  If  you  re 
doing  a  documentary,  it's  making 


said. 

If  working  with  a  crew,  Cram 
said  she  would  recommend  having 
a  separate  sound  technician  and 
cinematographer  to  get  the  best 
possible  audio  and  video  quality. 

For  those  with  a  bit  of  money  to 
splurge,  Cram  said  she  also  recom- 
mends spending  a  bit  more  money 
on  an  external  microphone. 

Editing  the  raw  footage  into  a 
final  film  is  called  the  post-pro- 
duction stage. 
Separate  audio  and  video  editors 
can  be  useful,  Cram  said,  and 
isome  student  film 
makers  may 
.  have  a 

composer 
working  on  the 
music  and  another 
^editor  to  insert  titles. 


Marketing 
your  movie 

Once  post-produc- 
tion is  complete,  the 
filmmaker  may  want 
an  audience. 
An  obvious  distribu- 
tion option  for  stu- 
dents is  to  post  the 


Springs  to  at- 
tend the  opening.  If  s  not  necessarily 
gonna  be  the  thing  that  breaks  you  in 
your  career." 

Local  film  festivals  are  a  great  op- 
tion because  many  are  free  to  enter 
or  only  charge  a  small  fee,  she  said. 

The  Ottawa  Animation  Festival,  for 
instance,  is  free  to  enter,  pays  en- 
trants a  screening  fee  and  has  specific 
prizes  for  students. 

Cash  prizes  aren't  as  common  at 
Canadian  film  festivals  as  they  are 
in  the  United  States,  Cram  said,  but 
winning  a  prize  is  one  way  of  re- 
couping some  of  the  costs  involved 
with  making  a  film. 

Films  can  be  made  on  the  cheap 
with  a  consumer-grade  digital  cam- 
era, she  said. 

Using  video  editing  software  on 
a  personal  computer  can  also  keep 
costs  low. 

Another  option  is  to  apply  for  grants 
from  film  organizations,  such  as  gov- 
ernment bodies  Telefilm  Canada  and 
the  National  Film  Board  of  Canada 
(NFB). 

But  some  of  these  grants  come  with 
restrictions.  The  NFB  offers  cash  and 
technical  services  grants,  but  the 
organization  also  retains  some  or  all 
of  the  copyright  to  the  film. 


themselves, 
Cram  said. 

One  way  of  keeping  costs  down  is  to 
join  an  indie  film  co-operative,  such  as 
Saw  Video  or  the  Independent  Film- 
makers Cooperative  or  Ottawa. 

Filmmakers  can  pay  an  annual  fee 
membership  fee  and  rental  fees  to  ac- 
cess professional  filming  and  editing 
equipment. 

At  Saw,  anyone  wishing  to  rent 
equipment  also  has  to  take  basic  the 
co-operative's  basic  classes,  Cram 
said. 

The  cost  of  making  a  film  will  vary 
widely,  Cram  said. 

As  a  very  general  estimate,  if 
using  volunteers  and  free  local  set- 
tings, a  short  film  could  be  made  in 
about  a  week  and  cost  about  $500 
using  Saw's  filming  and  editing 
equipment. 

Cram  said  her  best  recommenda- 
tion is  to  start  out  small  by  making  a 
short  film. 

"Don't  expect  too  much  of  your- 
self," she  said. 

"It's  good  to  start  with  low  expec- 
tations, that  this  is  a  learning  experi- 
ence to  begin  with.  And  [...]  take 
risks,  too.  Just  do  it."  A 

—  graphics  by  Marcus  Poon 


June  28 -July  25, 2012 
Features  Editor:  Oliver  Sachgau*  features@charlatan.ca 


[MATE  SUMMER  GUIDE 

IES  AND  PASSIONS  TO  TRY  THIS  SUMMER 

Rolling  In  Style:  cycling 


by  Aaron  Nava 


There  are  many  different  kinds  of 
ycling  and  just  as  many  reasons  why 
eople  like  it.  However,  if  you'd  like  to 
:art  cycling  (or  would  like  to  cycle  more 
ften),  there  are  some  important  basics 
)  consider. 

"We  think  that  anyone  can  get  on  their 
ike  and  ride,"  said  Peter  Tregunno, 
resident  of  the  Ottawa  Bicycle  Club. 
"But  there  are  a  couple  of  tips  and 
icks  that  you  learn  from  these  things, 
lese  types  of  courses,  or  from  people, 
nd  you  can  get  on,  you  can  ride,  and 
ou  can  survive." 

"The  first  thing  I  ask  people  is  'what 
o  you  want  to  get  out  of  this?'  be- 
ause  there's  so  many  different  facets  to 
ycling  that  there's  not  an  easy  answer  to 
lat  question,"  Tregunno  said. 
"How  you  get  started  depends  on  what 
ou  want  out  of  it." 

As  such,  novice  cyclists  should  consid- 
r  what  kind  of  riding  they  want  to  do. 
"Is  it  paths,  or  longer  rides,  or  if  it's 
oad  riding,  or  even  a  recreational  short 
ide?"  said  Stephane  Bigras,  who  is  the 
nanager  of  local  sports  store  Fresh  Air 
xperience. 

"We  ask  all  these  kinds  of  questions 
vhen  somebody  comes  in, 
iarrow  it  down  to  a  few 
hoices." 

Getting  a  bike  that  suits 
ie  kind  of  ride  you're 
oing  on  (and  fits  you 
■roperly)  is  useful,  if 
ou  don't  already  have  one, 
However  you  ride, 
lough,  ifs  important  to 
iave  the  right  gear. 
"You're  touching  the 
'ike  at  three  places:  you 
-et,  your  butt,  and  your 
lands.  And  if  you're 
incomfortable  in  any  of  those 
Hree,  you're  going  to  give  up  and  you're 
ping  to  toss  your  bike  into  the  canal," 
regunno  said. 

"Expect  to  spend  some  money,  or 
wrow  some  equipment,  for  a  pair  of 
ycling  shoes,  a  decent  pair  of  cycling 
horts ...  A  cycling  jersey  is  [also]  typi- 
ally  nice,  or  a  breathable  top,  [and]  a 
lelmet." 

if  you  plan  to  bike  regularly,  you'll  also 

'eed  some  gear — and  training — avail- 

ole  to  deal  with  a  flat  tire,  which  might 

'therwise  leave  you  stranded. 

To  fix  one  of  those,  you'll  need  to  carry 

n  extra  inner  tube,  tire  levers,  and  a 

iump,  according  to  Tregunno 

"Go  into  any  bike  shop  if  ifs  not  a  busy 

irr>e,  and  if  you  have  a  flat,  watch  as  a 


mechanic  fixes  it,  and  they'll  show  you 
the  tricks  to  get  it  done.  There  are  also  a 
number  of  good  YouTube  videos  on  what 
the  tricks  are,"  he  said. 

Ottawa  has  many  bike  paths  available 
for  the  discerning  cyclist.  Local  cycling 
stores  carry  maps  of  these  paths,  as  does 
the  City  of  Ottawa. 

Google  Maps  has  also  been  updated 


with  the  latest  Ottawa  bike  routes. 

Perhaps  the  best  resource  for  cycling 
information,  though,  is  the  Ottawa  cy- 
cling community  itself. 

For  one,  all  of  the  bicycle  stores  in  the 
city  may  be  businesses  first,  but  cycling 
enthusiasts  usually  run  them. 

"If  you're  buying  a  bike  or  buying  an 
accessory  and  you  have  a  question, 


they'll  usually  know,  and  if  they  don't 
know,  there's  someone  in  each  one  of 
these  shops,  guaranteed,  every  day,  who 
does  know,"  Tregunno  said. 
The  best  way  to  find  out  more,  accord- 
ing to  Tregunno,  is  to  go  to  the  people 
who  cycle  themselves. 

"The  best  people  to  talk  to  are  people 
who  are  doing  it,"  he  said.  IX 


Hell  on  Wheels: 
roller  derby 


by  Bm anna  Harris 


There  is  something  to  be  said  for 
being  able  to  hit  other  people  on  four- 
wheeled  roller  skates,  and  then  blam- 
ing it  on  your  alter  ego.  In  roller  derby, 
that  is  exactly  what  happens. 
Roller  derby  has  been  emerging  as  a 
rnore  mainstream  sport  the  past  few 

Roller  derby  is  a  (tradition- 
women-only  contact 
sport,  said  Melanie  Mac- 
Guigan,  the  director  of 
administration  at  Ottawa 
Roller  Derby. 

"I  think  the  appeal 
of  roller  derby  is  the 
aggressive  nature 
that  isn't  offered  in 
more  traditional  sports 
for  women,"  Mac- 
Guigan  said. 
There  are  two 
composed  of  five 
members  on  each.  Of  the  five 
team  members,  there  are  four 
blockers  and  one  jammer.  The  jam- 
mer is  the  person  getting  points  for  her 
team  by  lapping  the  rink  as  often  as 
she  can.  She  gets  a  point  for  every  girt 
on  the  opposite  team  she  passes.  This 
is  called  a  jam  and  lasts  two  minutes, 
MacGuigan  explained. 
A  match  in  roller  derby  is  called  a 
bout,  which  can  be  anywhere  from 
two  twenty-minute  halves  to  two 
thirty-minute  halves,  depending  on  the 
league.  The  first  half  is  broken  down 
into  a  series  of  jams. 
There  is  also  a  lead  jammer  position, 
which  carries  with  it  more  strategy,  she 
said. 


"One  girl  has  to  break  through  the 
pack  on  the  first  time  around.  The  first 
time  she  breaks  through  the  pack, 
she  doesn't  get  any  points,  she's  just 
establishing  the  lead  jammer  status. 
That  lead  jammer  can  call  off  the  jam 
whenever  she  wants.  Ifs  a  strategy 
position  really.  So  you  really  want  to 
get  that  lead  jam,"  MacGuigan  said. 

One  thing  people  don't  know  about 
roller  derby  is  that  it  is  a  very  intense 
sport,  according  to  MacGuigan. 

"Everyone  was  first  attracted  to  it  for 
its  badass  girl  in  fishnets  and  cool- 
sounding  tough  name,  but  first  of  all 
it's  a  sport.  We  work  out  really  hard. 
We  have  to  skate  for  a  long  time,  we 
have  to  skate  and  get  hit  by  other  girts 
for  a  long  time,  so  it's  a  great  cardio 
sport  that  way,"  she  said. 

In  order  to  protect  themselves,  play- 
ers wear  knee  pads,  elbow  pads,  wrist 
guards,  a  helmet  and  mouthguard. 

Each  player  also  gets  to  choose  a 
nickname  to  skate  under.  These  "roller 
derby  names"  help  players  build  an 
alter  ego,  which  is  especially  important 
for  women  who  aren't  as  enthused 
about  the  aggressiveness  of  the  sport, 
MacGuigan  said. 

"By  creating  this  alter  ago  for  them- 
selves, they  can  say  'Well  ifs  not  me 
being  aggressive,  ifs  my  alter  ego  be- 
ing aggressive',"  MacGuigan  said. 

She  said  that  players  are  encouraged 
to  have  fun  with  their  names.  "A  lot  of 
names  are  nicknames  that  friends  have 
given  them,  and  some  come  up  with 
something  that's  incredibly  creative. 
Half  of  the  fun  is  coming  up  with  your 
roller  derby  name,"  she  said.  In  her 
case,  she  said  she  started  with  her  first 
name,  Melanie. 


"I  was  thinking  Melrose,  like  Melrose 
Place.  I  turned  it  into  Hell,  I  thought 
Hellrose  sounded  tougher  than  Mel- 
rose. I  turned  it  into  a  double  entendre, 
a  pretty  flower  from  hell  or  the  syntax 
of  hell  rising  up,  hell  rose,"  MacGuigan 
said. 

For  people  who  want  to  get  into  roller 
derby,  or  for  those  who  are  just  start- 
ing, the  first  thing  MacGuigan  said  they 
need  to  know  is  that  everybody  falls 
while  skating. 

"One  thing  we  always  try  to  tell  our 
giris  is  dont  be  afraid  of  falling.  If  you 
fall,  all  we  ask  is  you  get  back  up," 
MacGuigan  said. 

"I  had  never  been  on  wheels  before 
in  my  life  the  first  time  I  went  and  the 
next  moming,  I  was  so  black  and  blue 
and  sore  I  could  barely  walk,"  said  Car- 
leton  student  Paige  Mueller,  who  has 
been  playing  roller  derby  for  two  years 

"But  I  didn't  give  up  and  now,  I  real- 
ize that  sticking  with  it  was  very  worth 
it,"  she  said. 

Everybody  has  a  reason  they  like  to 
play.  MacGuigan  said  she  got  started 
with  roller  derby  while  looking  for  a 
"differenf  sport  to  play,  she  said.  She 
was  looking  for  a  sport  that  had  con- 
tact and  wasn't  something  everyone 
else  already  did. 

Mueller  said  that  the  best  part  of 
the  sport  for  her  are  her  fellow  derby 
girls. 

"A  bunch  of  normal  everyday  women 
transform  into  their  badass  alter-egos 
a  couple  nights  a  week  and  get  to- 
gether to  kick  each  others  asses  and 
cheer  each  other  on  on  the  track." 

"It's  amazing  the  team  work  and 
camaraderie  that  this  sport  fosters," 
Mueller  said.  * 


charlatanxa/oped 


June  28 -July  25,  20l 


CUSA  councillors  far  from  "lazy" 


RE:  "CUSA  councillors  should  get  sum- 
mer off,"  May  31-June  27, 2012 

I  am  disappointed  with  how  the  decision 
to  remove  the  summer  committee  meeting 
requirement  has  been  portrayed.  It  makes 
councillors  out  to  be  "lazy"  and  "uncommit- 
ted," which  is  far  from  the  reality. 

The  requirement  was  removed  such  that 
extremely  busy  councillors  could  live  with- 
out the  rear  of  being  removed  from  their 
duties  for  something  as  small  as  missing  a 
committee  meeting. 

The  reality  is  that,  in  only  a  month,  coun- 
cillors and  executives  alike  have  almost 
literally  moved  mountains  in  reforming  this 
organization. 

We're  working  harder  than  ever  to  re- 
form CUSA  and  introduce  new  measures 
to  ensure  accountability,  transparency,  and 
real  democracy. 

All  the  initiatives  you  may  have  heard 
about  recently  are  the  product  of  collabora- 
tion between  our  council  and  executive  and 
dedication  by  our  distinguished  student 
leaders. 

We've  already  announced  "CUSA  Live," 
a  service  to  live  stream  everything  to  do  with 
CUSA  and  its  council,  increasing  account- 
ability and  accessibility  to  unfathomable 
levels  relative  to  previous  years. 

The  executive  is  in  the  process  of  re- 
inventing the  entire  web  presence  of  CUSA, 
including  its  website,  Facebook  and  Twitter 
accounts,  and  other  forms  of  electronic  and 
social  media. 

This  is  an  unparalleled  commitment  in 
pro-active  disclosure,  and  communication 


with  the  average  student. 

Even  the  electoral  process  has  been  re- 
imagined.  I  have  personally  undertaken, 
with  a  few  of  my  colleagues  and  friends,  the 
burden  of  rewriting  our  antiquated,  out-of- 
date,  and  ineffective  electoral  code.  Instead 
of  clinging  to  a  process  that  doesn't  work  for 
anyone,  we've  put  in  an  exorbitant  amount 
of  time,  energy,  and  effort  to  develop  a  self- 
sustaining  and  forward- thinking  model  for 
our  campaigning  and  polling  moving  for- 
ward. 

In  short,  we're  doing  things  differently. 
We're  actually  working  hard  day  and  night, 
weekday,  evening,  and  weekend,  to  bring 
CUSA  into  the  21st  century. 

Keeping  with  our  new  mantra  of  going 
above  and  beyond,  I  will  be  not  only  tabling 
the  new  electoral  code  to  the  Council,  but  I 
will  also  be  bringing  the  changes  before  the 
Constitution  and  Policy  committee  meeting 
within  the  next  week. 

This  is  an  unheard  of  move  at  our  univer- 
sity, and  one  that  serves  to  better  study  and 
better  understand  all  every  decision  made 
by  Council. 

Next  time,  before  you  judge  a  decision  to 
be  "lazy"  and  to  be  made  by  "uncommitted" 
councillors,  check  your  facts  and  actually 
talk  to  your  student  representatives.  We're 
working  harder  than  ever,  and  this  minute 
change  simply  ensures  that  we  can  continue 
to  do  so  without  fear  of  excessive  punish- 
ment. 

-  Justin  Campbell, 
CUSA  representative 
for  computer  science 


Don't  knock  "voluntourism" 


We're  about  midway  through  our  sum- 
mer holiday  and  many  university  students 
are  using  the  time  to  do  X  good  deed  in  X 
foreign  country. 

Fill  in  the  blanks  with  your  own  Facebook 
friends'  status  updates  and  photo  captions: 
Here  1  am  "painting  a  school  in  Ecuador," 
or  "caring  for  orphaned  elephants  in  Thai- 
land," or  "delivering  medical  equipment  to 
hospitals  in  Ghana." 

The  specifics  don't  really  matter  and, 
in  my  eyes,  it's  simple  math;  whatever  X 
equals,  it's  generally  a  positive. 

But  not  everyone  agrees. 

My  Facebook  newsfeed,  it  seems,  is 
Windsor  Star  reporter  Claire  Brownell's 
worst  nightmare.  In  an  April  Ottawa  Cit- 
izen opinion  piece  she  didn't  just  advise 
twentysomethings  against  going  to  Africa, 
she  advised  against  anything  other  than 
"stay[ing]  put  and  work[ingl  on  fixing  prob- 
lems at  home." 

Hers  isn't  the  only  argument  I've  heard 
against  "voluntourism,"  trips  that  combine 
travel  with  community  service. 

In  fact,  a  feature  in  the  October  issue  of  the 
Charlatan  explored  the  topic  with  a  largely 
critical  article  titled,  "Too  Many  Volunteer 
Heroes?" 

Umm  ...  I'd  expect  this  type  of  dissua- 
sion from  my  bitter  and  jaded  grandparents, 
not  my  fresh-faced,  ambitious  peers.  Isn't  it 
up  to  us  to  prove  we  aren't  as  apathetic  and 
self-serving  as  the  cynics  make  us  out  to  be? 
Brownell  herself  looks  like  she's  in  her  late 
20s  or  early  30s  —  not  as  out-of-touch  with 
Gen  Y  as  one  might  assume. 

It's  time  for  an  attitude  adjustment. 

On  a  recent  trip  to  Israel,  I  volunteered 
at  Save  a  Child's  Heart,  which  provides  ur- 
gent life-saving  cardiac  surgery  to  infants 
and  children  from  under-privileged  coun- 
tries at  no  cost.  My  group  and  I  played  with 


Beware  the  red  square 


RE:  "Red  square  should  go  cross-coun- 
try," May  31-June  27, 2012 

The  scope  of  what  has  been  unfolding 
in  Quebec  recently  is  astonishing.  Smoke 
bombs  are  set  off  in  the  Metro.  Students  are 
forced  to  leave  classrooms  while  protest- 
ers storm  their  campuses  and  harass  them. 
All  of  this  in  protest  to  a  $325  increase  per 
year,  for  five  years,  to  the  lowest  tuition  in 
Canada.  Astonishing. 

Once  these  strikes  are  finished,  Que- 
bec students  will  still  be  paying  one  of  the 
lowest  tuition  rates  in  North  America.  As 
an  Ontario  student,  this  fact  alone  makes 
these  strikes  incredibly  difficult  to  relate 
to. 

The  most  confusing  part  of  this  entire 
spectacle  is  how  in  some  circles,  the  red 
square  appears  to  be  catching  on  across 
the  country. 

Let's  keep  it  simple  and  look  at  Ontario. 
A  petition  has  recently  surfaced  with  sev- 
eral Carleton  University  students'  names 
on  it.  It  is  addressed  to  the  Canadian  Fed- 
eration of  Students  (surprise!)  and  it  calls 
on  them  to  bring  a  strike  vote  to  Ontario 
this  fall. 

Several  things  are  wrong  with  this 
picture.  First  of  all,  it  assumes  that  the  ap- 
proach in  Quebec  has  had  success  worthy 
of  cross-country  application.  This  is  simply 
not  true.  All  the  Quebec  protests  have  done 
is  irritate  the  general  population  trying  to 
go  about  their  daily  lives,  physically  and 


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verbally  attack  fellow  students,  shut  dow, 
post-secondary  education  for  the  year,  ard 
outright  reject,  on  ideological  grounds,  an( 
of  the  honest  concessions  offered  by 
Charest  government. 

So,  why  would  the  CFS  play  such  a„ 
active  role  in  pushing  these  strikes  beyornj 
Quebec? 

It's  simple.  If  the  strike  moves  beyom 
Quebec,  it  presents  a  huge  financial  opp0rj 
tunity  for  the  CFS  to  profit  from  studei 
associations  across  the  country  purchasiri| 
materials,  produced  by  the  CFS,  that  are 
lated  to  the  strike.  The  CFS  would  then  u: 
this  money  to  pay  off  their  staff  membei 
who  have  yet  to  produce  any  real  resuli 
for  students  and  continue  to  put  corpora^ 
interests  before  student  interests. 

Lobbying  and  campaigns  can  be  effeclJ 
ive  when  done  correctly  and  carried  out  I 
competent  people.  The  student  "strikes" 
Quebec  have  only  proven  to  be  destructi' 
and  sensationalist,  while  accomplishirij 
very  little.  It  is  clear  that  we  need  a  unifiei 
stance  in  Ontario. 

If  you  want  to  graduate  on  time  ant 
with  as  little  debt  as  possible,  then  I  urgi 
you:  beware  the  CFS  and  beware  the  ret 
square. 

For  the  rest  of  this  letter,  visit 

charlatai.ca 


-  Sean  WliiteM 
CUSA  public  affairs  councillom  jt-, 


children  who  were  about  to  undergo,  or  had 
already  undergone,  their  heart  surgeries. 

We  didn't  cure  their  illnesses  or  improve 
the  quality  of  health  care  in  their  countries, 
but  we  gave  what  we  could  to  an  organiza- 
tion doing  just  that.  Individuals'  minor  roles 
add  up. 

Would  it  be  so  terrible  if  "voluntouring" 
increased  someone's  sense  of  tolerance  or 
compassion?  Doesn't  self-growth  become 
mass  progress  once  more  and  more  people 
experience  it? 

Perhaps  we  could  improve  international 
communication  or  break  down  the  "us  ver- 
sus them"  dichotomy. 

It's  much  more  powerful  to  stare  global 
issues  like  poverty,  injustice  and  disease 
right  in  the  face  than  it  is  to  write  a  cheque. 
This  power  can  ignite  a  strong  spark  in 
someone  and  take  them  beyond  a  summer 
or  semester  long  project.  It  can  turn  into  a 
lifelong  mission,  and  a  highly  successful  one 
at  that. 

Of  course,  the  system  isn't  perfect,  and  not 
all  organizations  are  equal.  It's  obvious  that 
prospective  participants  must  thoroughly 
research  any  charitable  organization  before 
soliciting  donations  for  it  or  traveling  to  the 
third  world  with  it. 

As  I  write  this,  I'm  at  home,  where  Brow- 
nell prefers  me.  I'm  unemployed  due  to  the 
crappy  economy,  just  as  she  suspected. 

Contrary  to  her  suggestions,  I  don't  have 
plans  to  "start  a  community  garden,"  "start 
a  business"  or  start  Occupy  2.0.  Maybe  I 
should,  but  I  won't,  especially  not  before 
school  starts  up  again. 

Frankly,  I'd  be  of  better  use  in  Africa 
bottle-feeding  chimpanzees.  At  least  I'd  be 
contributing  something. 

-  liana  Bclfer, 
fourth-year  journalism 


Overheard  at  Carleton 


(At  tlte  bookstore) 

Girl  1: 1  want  this  paperweight! 

Girl  2:  How  much  paper  do  you  have? 

Girl  1:  A  lot  of  paper. 

Girl  2:  Is  it  outside?  Or  is  there  just  a 

constant  draft  blowing  through  your 

house? 

9  99 
(In  tlw  Unicentre) 

Guy  1:  He  doens't  even  look  human,  he 
looks  like  a  dinosaur  or  something. 
Guy  2:  What's  his  name?  Chris  Bosh? 

99  9 

Girl:  What  is  sex?  What  is  that?  It's  just 
like  a  number? 

Girl  2:  Is  that  what  you  just  said? 


Girl:  Don't  say  dickbag.  You  can  say  a 
bag  of  dicks,  though.  I'm  OK  with  that. 


999 

Guy:  Is  it  true  that  girls'  periods  attract 
bears? 

Girl:  You're  a  dick. 

99  9 

Girl:  My  boyfriend  is  coming  in  four 
hours. 

Guy:  Wow,  you've  really  got  sex  planned 
down  to  a  tee,  eh? 

9  99 

Girl  1:  Look  at  this!  (Points  to  cut  on 
forehead) 

Girl  2:  How'd  you  do  that? 

Girl  1:  My  computer. 

Girl  2:  You  cut  it  on  your  computer? 

Girl  1:  The  computer  fell  onto  my  face. 


9  99 


Girl:  BROLO! 


Bro,  you  only  live  once,  so  submit  some  Overheards, 
Email:  oped@charlatan.ca 


Hey  voicebox!  Canada  Day  is 
coming  up  so  I  just  wanted  to 
T*T  wish  everyone  a  happy  Can- 
^  ■*  ada  Day  and  also  ask  where  our 
CD  Canadan  spirit  is  at!  So  far  this 
C-3  summer  I've  been  doing  some 
^     travelling  in  Europe  and  noticed 

>that  everyone  is  so  patriotic  in 
other  places,  especially  watch- 


ing Euro  Cup.  Where  is  our  Canadian 
pride?  We're  so  lucky  to  live  in  such 
an  awesome  country.  I  think  we  need 
to  pick  it  up  a  notch  and  be  proud,  and 
not  only  on  July  1.  We  need  to  keep 
the  patriotism  alive  all  year  round! 
Happy  Canada  Day  everybody! 

BLEEP! 


Show  your  pride  by  calling:  613-520-7500 


Opinions/Editorial 


June  28 -July  25,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  *  oped@clmrtatttn.ca 


Make  students  a  priority 


Money  should  never  be  taken  from  students  to  give  to 
ier  students,  yet  the  30  per  cent  tuition  rebate  promised 

the  Ontario  provincial  government  is  doing  exactly  that. 

According  to  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Students,  the 
itario  government  has  cut  nine  provincial  scholarships  and 
rsaries  since  October  201 1.  By  quietly  cutting  scholarships 
the  Queen  Elizabeth  II  Aiming  for  the  Top  scholarship, 
-lich  is  awarded  to  students  with  financial  need  and  high 

rks,  the  provincial  government  has  been  able  to  provide 
money  rebate  to  arguably  more  students. 

But  with  all  of  the  conditions  placed  on  the  rebate,  stu- 
nts who  are  too  well  off  and  students  with  lower  incomes 

often  not  able  to  get  the  rebate.  This  juggling  of  student 

,ds  has  taken  money  away  from  those  who  need  it  the 

ist  and  has  given  it  to  middle-class  students. 

This  rebate  was  marketed  to  students  by  the  Liberal  Party 

a  manner  that  made  people  believe  funds  would  be  cre- 
IC1  to  decrease  tuition  rather  than  taken  away  from  those 

io  can  hardly  afford  an  education  to  be  given  to  those  who 
almost  afford  it. 

Students  should  be  made  a  real  priority  in  politics  and 
just  used  as  a  voting  tactic.  When  changes  like  this  are 
ing  made  to  student  resources,  the  government  needs  to 
more  transparent  and  make  it  clear  how  they  plan  on 
iding  these  endeavors. 

All  Ontario  students  deserve  to  be  paying  less  tuition,  yet 
Ontario  government  forgets  that  some  need  more  help 
in  others.  □ 


Disney/Pixar  falling  short 

It's  no  secret  that  Disney  movies  have  often  portrayed 
reotypical  characters.  Check  out  the  short  film  Mickey 

Monopoly  if  you  don't  agree. 
Although  this  has  improved  over  the  last  few  decades, 
sney/Pixar  is  still  falling  very  short. 
The  only  time  female  characters  play  a  significant  role 
most  Disney  movies  are  as  the  princesses,  who  are  often 
trayed  as  weak,  passive  and  two  dimensional. 
Even  modern  princesses  like  Mulan,  who  are  shown  to 
more  independent  and  strong,  still  have  a  significant 
oiint  of  the  story  plot  focused  on  their  romantic  relation- 
p  with  a  male. 

The  new  Disney/Pixar  movie  Brave  might  be  breaking 
mould  by  having  a  female  protagonist  whose  story  does 
revolve  around  her  chasing  a  guy,  yet  the  catalyst  for 
film  is  still  based  on  the  female  protagonist's  future  of 

rriage. 

Furthermore,  at  the  expense  of  creating  a  strong  female 
racter,  the  male  characters  of  the  film  have  been  reduced 
implified,  dumb-witted  goofs. 

Why  isn't  it  possible  for  Disney  to  portray  a  complex 
iale  character  alongside  a  similarly  complex  male  char- 

er? 

The  power  of  the  female  character  in  Brave  is  trivialized 
the  simplified  portrayals  of  the  male  characters.  This 
kes  it  seem  like  the  only  way  to  have  a  strong  female 
racter  is  to  have  dumb,  thoughtless  men  around.  Can 
'Oman  only  be  powerful  if  there  are  no  powerful  men 
>und? 

ffs  an  insult  to  audiences  that  Disney  can't  manage  to 
ke  a  movie  where  male  and  female  characters  can  both  be 
-developed,  thoughtful,  and  powerful.  □ 


charlatan  poll 

Did  you  receive  the  30  per  cent  tuition  rebate? 


j  Fouk-FES,T  AgmsT 


Lr'*-' 


I  Frosh  will  be  getting  into  Ottawa  Folk  Festival  for  free  Sept.  8.  Will  they  fit  in?  —  pg.  3 


-r-SM^r  K . 


Rise  above  partisan  politics,  CUSA 


Riley  Evans  is  a  second-year 
journalism  student  who  says  CUSA  needs 
to  look  past  politics  wlien  it  conies  to 
challenging  homophobia  and  transpobia. 


The  Graduate  Students'  Association.  Campus  Safety. 
Equity  Services.  Student  Affairs.  The  entire  administration. 

This  is  a  list  of  groups  and  bodies  on  campus  who  have 
come  out  in  fervent  support  of  the  Challenge  Homophobia 
and  Transphobia  (CHAT)  campaign  created  by  the  Can- 
adian Federation  of  Students  (CFS)  in  conjunction  with  the 
Lesbian  Gay  Bi  Trans  Youth  Line. 

Arun  Smith,  the  victim  of  an  online  hate  crime  earlier 
this  year,  was  inspired  to  bring  a  branch  of  the  campaign 
to  Carleton  to  educate  students  and  help  eliminate  homo- 
phobia and  transphobia  on  campus. 

When  I  look  at  that  list,  I  see  one  glaring  omission:  my 
own  student  union. 


As  for  the  CFS  connection  itself,  if  you 
are  starving  and  someone  you  dislike 
offers  you  a  sandwich,  you  don't  refse 
because  you  don't  like  the  person 
holding  it 


During  the  last  ses- 
sion of  council,  Carleton 
University  Students'  As- 
sociation (CUSA)  voted 
against  supporting  the 
campaign  (without  even 
debating  the  motion,  I 
might  add)  and  I  can't 
think  of  a  single  legitimate 
reason  for  doing  so. 

According  to  Smith, 
several  different  campaigns  were  considered  before  set- 
tling on  CHAT.  I've  investigated  them  myself,  and  found 
that  each  one  of  them  had  problematic  aspects  that  would 
hinder  their  application  in  the  context,  be  it  lack  of  trans- 
gendered  perspective,  being  too  online  focused,  lack  of 
Canadian  context,  not  being  suitable  for  a  larger  scale,  or 
excessive  cost. 

CHAT  is  made  by  students,  for  students,  to  be  used  in 
a  university  context.  It  deals  with  discrimination  based  on 
both  sexual  orientation  and  gender  identity,  as  well  as  issues 
of  intersectional  oppression,  how  issues  of  race,  age  and 
ability  interact  with  issues  of  sexuality  and  gender.  On  top 
of  that,  the  CFS  provides  the  campaign  materials  to  students 
free  of  charge. 

It  is,  far  and  away,  the  best  campaign  available.  So  why 
did  CUSA  vote  it  down? 


The  simple  answer:  a  blatant  and  somewhat  unsurprising 
display  of  partisan  politics.  You  see,  the  campaign  was  initi- 
ated by  the  CFS.  Many  of  the  councillors  who  voted  against 
the  campaign  are  openly  anti-CFS,  and  have  long  advocated 
de-federation  (leaving  the  CFS). 

I'm  not  psychic,  but  I  don't  think  I  need  to  be  to  connect 
the  dots  on  this  one.  Most  councillors  are  anti-CFS.  They  see 
a  CFS  campaign  on  the  table.  They  vote  it  down  automatic- 
ally out  of  some  misguided  political  principle.  Presto.  CUSA 
declines  to  support  the  campaign. 

Now,  I  know  what  some  of  you  will  say.  "How  do  you 
know  they  didn't  see  some  other  problem  with  the  cam- 
paign?" I,  nor  anyone  else  publicly  connected  to  CHAT, 
have  heard  one  single  legitimate  criticism  of  the  campaign 
itself.  Nothing.  All  they  can  talk  about  is  the  CFS. 

Not  only  are  these  critics  woefully  unqualified  to  de- 
construct or  criticize  an  LGBTTQ-related  campaign,  but  it's 
blatantly  obvious  from  the  lack 
of  substance  behind  anything 
that's  been  said  to  me  that  they 
haven't  even  bothered  to  read 
the  campaign  material.  Talk 
about  due  process. 

As  for  the  CFS  connection 
itself,  if  you  are  starving,  and 
someone  you  dislike  offers  you 
a  sandwich,  you  don't  refuse  be- 
cause you  don't  like  the  person 
holding  it. 

Anyone  with  half  a  brain  would  swallow  their  pride  and 
take  the  sandwich. 

To  councillors  like  Ben  Diaz,  Kaylee  Cameron,  and  David 
MacMillan,  who,  among  others,  voted  in  favour  of  sup- 
porting CHAT,  thank  you. 

Everyone  else,  you  succeeded  in  putting  your  own  par- 
tisan political  garbage  before  ensuring  the  best  possible 
learning  environment  for  your  queer  constituents.  Sure, 
you  might  come  back  with  some  flimsy  photo  op  event  or 
campaign,  but  die  fact  remains  that  until  you  decide  to  chal- 
lenge homophobia  and  transphobia,  you  are  complicit  in  its 
existence. 

It's  like  the  saying  goes,  if  you  refuse  to  stand  against  op- 
pression, you  stand  with  the  oppressor. 

I  don't  know  about  you  folks,  but  I  don't  think  that's  a 
good  place  to  be.  Q 


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Arts 


June 28 -July  25,2012 
Arts  Editor:  Fraser  Tripp  •  art$@charlatim. 


Exhibit  explores  impact  of  colonialism 


by  Brittany  Gushue 


On  National  Aboriginal  Day,  June  21, 
Gallery  101  opened  the  exhibition  God's 
Country/Gzlw-minidoo  Ki  in  association  with 
the  first  annual  Asinabka  Film  and  Media 
Arts  Festival  in  Ottawa. 

Co-curated  by  Carleton  graduate  How- 
ard Adler  and  undergraduate  student 
Christopher  Wong,  the  exhibition  featured 
works  by  contemporary  Aboriginal  artists 
Douglas  Cardinal,  Frank  Shebageget,  Scott 
Benesiinaabandan,  and  Tannis  Nielson. 

The  show  displays  a  various  array  of  art 
media,  from  Douglas  Cardinal's  proposed 
blueprint  for  the  Asinabka  National  Indigen- 
ous Centre  to  Tannis  Nielsen's  experimental 
video  "Not  forgotten." 

The  exhibition  "showcases  Indigenous 
artists  that  are  dealing  with  how  they  ap- 
proach legacies  of  colonialism,"  Adler  said. 

"The  works  in  this  show  we  have  here 
all  have  some  sort  of  connection  to  land  or 
memory." 

Frank  Shebageget's  installation  piece 
"Lodge"— which  appears  to  be  a  simple  re- 
creation of  a  beaver  dam— actively  critiques 
these  legacies  through  the  clever  appropriation 
of  the  Beaver  floatplane.  As  one  approaches 
the  piece,  they  are  struck  with  the  realization 
that  each  piece  of  wood  used  to  construct  the 
dam  is  carved  in  the  form  of  the  plane. 

Wong  explained  that  Shebageget  hand- 


Beiieve 
Justin  Bieber 
Island  Records 

There's  a  reason  Justin  Bieber  exploded 
into  stardom  so  fast  and  with  such  teeny 
pop  vigour— and  it  wasn't  just  due  to  his 
superfluously  worshipped  hair.  What 
people  forget  amidst  Bieber's  militia  of 
boy-hungry  fangirls  is  that  there  is  a  truly 
impressive  array  of  writers  and  producers 
buttressing  this  image  that  has  attained 
international  fame. 

With  big  brother  Usher  himself  on 
board  as  executive  producer  on  the  album 
and  names  such  as  Drake  and  Nicki  Minaj 
attached,  Bieber's  latest  has  the  needed 
support  to  capture  a  very  specific  sound 
that  flirts  with  the  Red  Bull-induced,  Face- 
book-romanced,  clubbing  teen  culture  of 
this  age.  And  that's  what  pop  music  is  all 
about,  isn't  it? 

Right  from  the  get-go,  it's  clear  Bieber 
and  his  producers  had  the  club  in  mind. 
Starting  the  first  track  with  a  sophomore 
collaboration  with  Ludacris  called  "All 
Around  The  World,"  Bieber  trades  in  his 
younger  melodies  for  deeper  vocals  and 
heavier  euro-house  beats.  Following  with 
his  hit  single  "Boyfriend,"  Bieber  tries  to 
engrave  his  new  image  as  the  player  rath- 
er than  the  pup.  The  track's  slick  falsetto 
and  cool  rhythms  compose  a  song  that  can 
finally  be  heard  on  the  dance  floor  rather 
than  on  the  Family  Channel. 

—  Andrew  Ko 
For  the  rest  of  this  story,  visit 


"Lodge"  by  Frank  Shebageget  is  composed  of  1672  handcrafted  planes.  [  |  Provided 


crafted  all  1672  pieces. 

"For  him,  these  planes  were  like  an  army 
or  a  swarm  of  bees  that  came  to  colonize 
northern  Ontario  and  so  when  he  put  this 
together  he  wanted  to  sort  of  de-colonize 
that  colonization  process  by  making  it  into 
a  beaver  lodge." 

"This  is  not  just  the  aftermath.  It's  picking 
up  the  pieces  and  trying  to  move  forward," 
Wong  said. 

"This  is  a  beaver  lodge,  but  it's  not  made 
up  of  twigs  per  se.  It's  made  of  airplanes,  it's 
hand-crafted  using  modern  technological 
methods." 


Adler  said  the  theme  of  decolonization 
was  a  prominent  one  between  the  works  as 
he  described  their  link  as  "coming  to  grips 
with  colonial  legacies  and  decolonizing 
through  art." 

Architect  and  activist  Douglas  Cardinal  is 
another  example  of  an  artist  dealing  with  the 
legacy  of  colonialism  through  the  medium 
of  architecture. 

Cardinal  spoke  at  the  opening  about  the 
proposed  plan  for  the  National  Indigenous 
Centre  on  Victoria  Island  in  Ottawa  which 
he  said  "was  and  is  the  spiritual  centre  of  all 
Anishinaabe  people." 


Cardinal  said  he  envisions  a  circular 
building  which  serves  as  "a  gathering  space 
where  people  could  come  and  discuss  in  the 
circle  which  would  be  a  forum,  a  gathering 
space  for  people  to  talk." 

The  visionary  behind  this  concept  was 
the  Elder  William  Commanda,  to  which  Car- 
dinal attributes  his  inspiration. 

"He  really  believed  that  we  should  de- 
velop a  circle  where  all  nations  and  all 
people  come  together.  There's  only  one  race 
and  that's  the  human  race.  When  we  speak 
from  our  hearts,  we  are  all  the  same." 

The  project  has  yet  to  be  realized  due  to 
a  lack  of  funding  and  current  governmenl 
support,  Cardinal  said. 

However,  he  does  not  criticize  the  gov. 
ernment  but  recognizes  that  the  initiative 
has  to  come  from  the  people. 

"The  soft  power  of  love  is  much  more 
powerful  than  the  hard  power  of  force"  Car- 
dinal explained,  in  reference  to  a  belief  of  the 
Elders. 

The  exhibition  runs  until  July  28.  Adlei 
expressed  a  desire  for  visitors  "to  think 
about  colonialism  and  the  fact  that  it  hasn'l 
ended.  Aboriginal  people  in  Canada  are  still 
coming  to  grips  with  these  things." 

"I  don't  think  non-Aboriginal  people, 
regular  Canadians  1  guess,  should  be  off  the 
hook  by  not  thinking  about  colonial  legacies 
because  they  are  implicated  in  that  history  as 
well."  □ 


BADBADNOTGOOD  make  magic 


Pianist  Matthew  Tavares  displayed  feats  of 
keyboard  wizardry  June  I  at  Ritual.  ||  photo  by 
Fraser  Tripp 

by  Calum  Slingerland 

Having  recently  performed  a  string  of  tour 
dates  in  the  United  States,  including  numer- 
ous performances  at  the  popular  California 
music  festival  Coachella,  Ontario-based  jazz 
trio  BADBADNOTGOOD  were  seemingly 
long  overdue  for  some  stage  time  at  home. 

Local  Ottawa  band  Daughters  of  the 
Revolution  opened  the  evening,  bringing 
their  eclectic  mix  of  hip-hop,  electro,  spoken 
word,  and  punk  to  the  stage.  Fronted  by 
former  World  Poetry  Slam  Champion  Ian 
Keteku,  the  band  impressed  the  audience 
with  clever  wordplay  and  abnormal  instru- 
mentation throughout  their  set. 


When  BADBADNOTGOOD  took  the 
stage,  the  three  musicians  played  an  ener- 
getic set  in  front  of  an  enthusiastic  crowd 
at  Ottawa's  Ritual  nightclub  June  1,  their 
first  show  in  the  nation's  capital.  Mixing  ele- 
ments of  jazz  music  and  hip-hop,  the  group 
treated  those  in  attendance  to  a  musical  mel- 
ange unlike  any  other. 

The  show  was  also  special  for  bass  guitar- 
ist Chester  Hansen.  An  Ottawa  native, 
Hansen  was  welcomed  to  the  stage  with  rau- 
cous cheers  and  applause  from  friends  and 
family  in  the  audience  that  evening. 

The  trio  set  the  tone  early,  kicking  things 
off  with  their  jazz  rendition  of  rapper  Waka 
Flocka  Flame's  "Hard  in  Da  Paint".  Frenetic 
jazz  drumming  from  Alex  Sowinski  amazed 
the  crowd,  while  pianist  Matthew  Tavares 
delivered  some  wonderfully  improvised 
keyboard  parts. 

BADBADNOTGOOD  then  moved  on  to 
cover  an  entirely  different  genre,  choosing  to 
interpret  the  James  Blake  version  of  "Limit 
To  Your  Love."  The  crowd  clapped  along  to 
Tavares'  delivery  of  the  song's  recognizable 
piano  line,  while  Hansen  dazzled  the  on- 
lookers with  an  extremely  groovy,  extended 
bass  solo.  Sowinski  took  a  minute  to  pause 
and  ask  the  crowd  to  "make  some  noise  for 
the  hometown  boy"  before  launching  right 
back  into  the  feverish  ending  of  the  piece. 

The  trio  also  covered  another  James  Blake 
standard,  "CMYK,"  in  which  they  whipped 
the  crowd  into  a  frenzy  through  energetic 
dmmming  and  sheer  keyboard  wizardry.  A 
mosh  pit  soon  broke  out  in  the  crowd,  and 
some  audience  members  even  went  as  far  as 
to  crowd-surf,  two  things  you  don't  usually 
hear  about  at  jazz  concerts. 

The  band  treated  the  crowd  to  some  of 
their  original  compositions  from  their  latest 
mixtape  BBNG2  as  well.  The  ever-eerie 
"Vices"  was  played,  with  Tavares  ensnaring 


the  crowd  in  the  lull  of  his  ghostly  keyboard 
lines.  "CHSTR"  kept  the  intensity  strong 
with  more  bass  soloing  and  lightning-fasl 
drum  work,  while  "DMZ"  made  many 
heads  spin  with  its  constantly  changing  time 
signatures. 

BADBADNOTGOOD  rounded  out  thJ 
evening  with  a  couple  of  Kanye  West  jaza 
renditions,  including  "Flashing  Lights"  and! 
an  11-minute  jam  to  the  hip-hop  star's  latesf 
single  "Mercy."  With  the  crowd  begging  fori 
more,  they  did  an  encore  performance  o| 
their  medley  combining  Tyler  the  Creator'! 
"Bastard"  with  Gucci  Mane's  "Lemonade 

The  band's  performance  was  essential 
flawless,  with  each  member  showcasinj 
his  skills  to  full  effect.  Their  onstage  enerj 
gy  successfully  kept  the  crowd  engagei 
throughout  the  entire  performance. 


bell 


sact 


„  28  -July  25,  2012 


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ii 


Crystalyne  navigates  Canadian  music  waters 


yJOELLE  I 


\Vith  a  successful  new  EP  and 
[i  music  videos,  one  of  which  is 
ready  being  featured  on  Much- 
usic's  website,  Toronto-based 
rystalyne  seem  to  be  navigating 
the  right  direction  for  a  success- 
|  career. 

The  four-piece  band  consisting 
Marissa  Dattoli,  Josh  Given, 
ott  Blake  and  Justin  Niece,  re- 
ntly   released    their   first  EP, 

uvigate. 

The  band  is  currently  on  tour 
id  took  the  stage  at  Ottawa's 
|ub  Saw  June  22,  delivering  an 
lergy-filled  set  for  their  fans. 
Lead  singer  Dattoli  may  be  rec- 
nized  from  her  appearance  on 
uchMusic's  second  season  of 
isband  with  her  old  band  Good 
i\  Broken  as  well  as  her  many 
iTube  videos.  Crystalyne  is  her 
west  musical  project  in  which 
e  said  she  is  very  proud  to  be  a 
art  of. 

CrystaJyne's  EP  Navigate  was 
leased  in  June.  However,  the 

:ording  process,  which  started 
st  fall,  was  interrupted  by  an  un- 
pected  tour.  After  beginning  the 

ording  process  of  Navigate,  the 
md  hopped  on  a  tour  with  motiv- 

onal  organization  LiveDifferent. 
Ithough  the  recording  time  was 
ished  back  a  little,  the  LiveDif- 
rent  tour  allowed  Crystalyne  to 
troduce  themselves  across  Can- 
a. 

"We  got  to  play  to  so  many 


Crystalyne  released  their  first  EP,  Navigate,  in  June.  It  explores  lead  singer  Marissa  Oattoli's  personal  struggles.   ||  provioed 


group  of  kids  in  different  places 
so  it  built  an  initial  fan  base  for  us 
across  all  of  the  west  of  Canada. 
It's  like  everything  came  together 
because  we  had  just  started  play- 
ing together  two  or  three  weeks 
before  we  left  for  the  tour,"  Given 
said. 

Navigate  speaks  about  some  of 
Dattoli's  personal  struggles. 

"I  went  through  a  really  hard 
breakup  before  the  band  formed 
and  1  felt  like  the  only  way  I  could 
get  over  it  was  to  write  these  songs. 
So  the  EP  is  all  about  that,"  Dattoli 


said. 

The  title  track  "Navigate"  is  the 
one  song  that  brings  everything 
into  perspective,  the  band  said. 

"  I  always  felt  like  I  needed  to  fig- 
ure out  what  I  had  to  do.  With  my 


old  band,  for  example,  I  was  not  in 
the  right  place.  I  felt  like  creatively 
I  couldn't  say  what  I  wanted  to  say. 
So  I  had  to  leave  that  and  figure  out 
what  I  was  doing.  My  ex-boyfriend 
was  obviously  not  the  person  I 


I  always  felt  like  I  needed  to  figure  out 
what  I  had  to  do.  With  my  old  band,  for 
example,  I  was  not  in  the  right  place. 

—  Marissa  Dattoli, 
lead  singer 


Fringe  play  anything  but  predictable 


Hon  reunites  with  his  sister  Amelia  on  a  park  bench  in  Alex  Kirkpatrick 's  The  Boy  and  the  Girl  and  the  Secrets  They  Shared  |  [  photo  courtesy  of  Alex  Kirkpatrick 


'  Sarah  Thuswaldner 


When  a  young  man  reunites 
rtn  his  long-lost,  emotionally 
rbulent  sister,  it's  obvious  to 
e  average  theatre-goer  how  the 
^ry  will  pan  out.  It  will  be  tear- 
'■  It  will  be  touching.  It  will  be 

ider. 

T>>e  Boy  and  the  Girt  and  the 
vets  They  Shared,  an  Ottawa 
Inge  Festival  play,  was  none  of 
°se  things. 

Instead,  it  wove  one  sinister 
'd  shocking  plot  point  after  an- 
ber  into  a  mesmerizingly  dark 
3ry. 

^"tten  and  directed  by  Uni- 
""sity  of  Ottawa  student  Alex 


Kirkpatrick,  it  was  surprising,  to 
say  the  least. 

Though  a  little  rough  around 
the  edges,  the  bizarre  originality 
of  the  plot  and  the  charisma  of 
the  two  actors  made  it  a  highly 
watchable  production.  The  sib- 
lings, separated  for  10  years  by 
the  foster  care  system,  meet  on  a 
park  bench  and  discuss  how  their 
lives  turned  out. 

Amelia,  adopted  by  a  picture- 
perfect  family,  is  a  high  school 
dropout  and  leads  an  unhappy 
life. 

Dillon,  though  raised  in 
a  series  of  foster  homes,  is  a 
thoroughly  respectable  univer- 
sity student. 


Though  they  seem  very  differ- 
ent, they  share  a  tumultuous  past 
thanks  to  their  father,  a  convicted 
and  psychotic  serial  killer. 

The  riveting  progression  of 
their  story  was  captivatingly 
disturbing,  as  both  Dillon  and 
Amelia  are  more  like  their  father 
than  they  let  on. 

Lewis  Caunter  and  Jameelah 
Rahey  played  off  each  other  very 
well,  and  kept  up  the  energy 
throughout  the  entire  one-hour 
scene. 

Dillon  and  Amelia,  initially 
difficult  to  understand,  were  nat- 
urally impossible  to  relate  to  or 
identify  with  by  the  finale.  How- 
ever, this  is  to  be  expected  when 


writing  for  unrepentantly  evil 
characters,  and  Kirkpatrick  did 
an  excellent  job  of  creating  pro- 
tagonists that  garnered  attention 
and  interest  rather  than  sympa- 
thy. 

While  the  dialogue  was  de- 
cidedly theatrical,  as  opposed  to 
natural,  it  meshed  well  with  the 
surreal  and  unsettling  nature  of 
the  story. 

What  seemed  to  initially  be 
a  heartfelt  drama  became  some- 
thing else  entirely,  and  then 
something  else  again. 

The  Boy  and  the  Girl  and  the  Se- 
crets They  Shared  was  an  intense 
and  layered  story,  challenging  ex- 
pectations on  every  level.  □ 


was  supposed  to  be  with,  so  I  had 
to  leave  that  and  figure  O'**  2 
I  was  going.  I  had  to  navigate 
around  all  those  situations  and 
get  to  where  I'm  supposed  to  be. 
That's  kind  of  the  whole  point," 
Dattoli  said, 

"The  EP  has  undertones  and 
you  can  take  any  song  and  change 
it.  It  doesn't  have  to  be  about  an  ex- 
boyfriend  it  can  be  about  God  or 
any  personal  struggle." 

Crystalyne's  success  seems  to 
be  rising  quickly. 

The  band  has  already  shot 
two  music  videos  for  their  songs 
"Wolves"  and  "Weapon." 

The  video  for  "Weapon"  is 
currently  being  featured  on  Much- 
Music's  websi- 

"For  us  thi  -  just  the  begin- 
ning. We  feel  really  blessed  and 
really  excited  to  be  receiving  all 
the  opportunities  we  have  been 
receiving,"  Dattoli  said. 

"The  MuchMusic  thing  was  a 
huge  deal  for  us." 

Dattoli  explained  that  the  next 
step  for  the  band  is  to  start  writing 
more. 

Given  said  the  band  is  aiming 
to  start  touring  again  in  the  fall 
and  they  hope  to  breakthrough 
into  the  United  States  in  the  near 
future. 

"I  feel  like  we're  starting  our 
sail.  We  know  where  we  want  to 
go  and  we  have  our  goals  in  sight. 
You  need  to  know  how  to  navigate 
in  order  to  get  to  where  you  want 
to  be,"  Blake  said.  □ 


Delightful,  whimsical,  and 
magical  are  words  that  describe 
Disney  Pixar's  new  animated 
film,  Brave. 

The  film  is  a  tale  abou  t  a  mother 
and  daughter  whose  relationship 
has  been  wounded  by  pride, 
causing  the  protagonist,  Princess 
Merida,  to  ask  a  feeble  witch  for  a 
spell  to  change  her  mother.  How- 
ever, in  true  fairy  tale  fashion,  the 
spell  does  not  unravel  according 
to  Merida's  plan  and  takes  the 
princess  and  her  mother,  Queen 
Elinor,  voiced  by  Emma  Thomp- 
son, on  an  enchanting,  comical, 
touching  journey. 

Brave's  standout  feature  is  its 
protagonist.  Princess  Merida. 
Strong-willed,  courageous,  intel- 
ligent and  opinionated,  she  is  one 
of  the  few  female  characters  Dis- 
ney or  Pixar  has  created  that  does 
not  rely  on  a  man  throughout  the 
story.  She  has  no  male  at  her  side 
and  depends  on  herself. 

—  Alex  Smilh-Bvemark 

For  the  rest  of  this  story,  visit 
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June  28 -July  25,  2012 
Sports  Editor:  Jon  Willemsen  *  sports@cliarlatanx, 


Sports  

Former  Raven  scores  overtime  winner 


by  Brock  Wilson 


Former  Carleton  Ravens  cap- 
tain Brandon  MacLean  scored  the 
overtime  winner  that  catapulted 
the  Florida  Everblades  to  their 
first  ever  Kelly  Cup  championship 
in  the  East  Coast  Hockey  League 
(ECHL)  finals  with  a  3-2  overtime 
win  against  the  Las  Vegas  Wran- 
glers. 

"It's  a  goal  that  you  dream 
about  scoring  as  a  kid  and  you 
never  think  you're  going  to  get 
the  opportunity  . . .  II? s  something 
I  will  never  forget,"  MacLean  said 
of  his  overtime  goal. 

The  winning  goal  was  Mac- 
Lean's  fourth  of  the  post-season, 
which  contributed  to  his  playoff- 
high  total  of  13  points  in  18  games 
among  rookies. 

"He's  someone  who  has  a  big 
heart  and  puts  a  stamp  on  every- 
thing he  does,"  said  Ravens  head 
coach  Marty  Johnston.  "He's  got  to 
be  considered  one  of  the  best  play- 
ers we've  ever  had." 

As  a  three-time  Ontario  Univer- 
sity Athletics  (OUA)  allrstar  and 
tallying  143  points  in  108  career 
games  played  with  the  Ravens,  it 
is  clear  that  MacLean  is  a  special 
hockey  player  who  has  left  his  leg- 
acy at  Carleton. 

"Carleton  helped  me  to  develop 
a  lot  of  great  skills,"  MacLean  said. 
"They  have  great  coaches  that 


Brandon  MacLean  took  advantage  of  a  late-season  professional  contract  with  the  Florida  Everblades  of  the  ECHL 


helped  me  become  a  professional 
and  develop  both  my  body  and 
mind." 

MacLean  said  he  has  many 
warm  memories  of  Carleton,  but 
said  the  one  that  stands  out  for  him 


is  spending  time  and  growing  with 
his  teammates. 

"Becoming  men  with  guys  that 
I  had  been  living  with  for  four 
years  . . .  and  the  relationships  that 
I  will  have  for  a  lifetime  is  my  fond- 


est memory/'  he  said. 

Carleton  not  only  provided 
MacLean  with  a  place  to  develop 
his  skills  on  the  ice,  he  said  it 
also  gave  him  the  skills  needed 
in  the  classroom  to  obtain  an 


undergraduate  degree  in  law.  Bm 
MacLean  said  his  focus  right  now 
is  to  continue  with  hockey. 

"In  the  immediate  future  it's 
about  trying  to  find  a  job  at  the 
next  level  in  the  American  Hock 
ey  League,  and  if  that  doesn'i 
happen  1  have  been  offered 
contract  to  go  back  in  Florida 
he  said.  "The  best  thing  about 
having  a  degree  is  having  that  t 
fall  back  on  if  hockey  ends  sud 
denly,"  he  said. 

Johnston  said  he  feels  MacLeai 
has  a  successful  hockey  careei 
ahead  of  him. 

"I  think  he  will  do  well  it*] 

important  for  any  player  to  get  i; 
there  and  get  a  few  games  undei 
their  belt,  and  in  a  very  short  per 
iod  of  time  he  has  already  put  hi 
stamp  on  what  he  can  do  by  win 
ning  a  Kelly  Cup  and  being  tht 
overtime  hero  to  seal  that  cham 
pionship,"  Johnston  said. 

As  for  the  Ravens  team  now 
Johnston  said  their  focus  is  not  t 
replace  MacLean  with  one  player 
but  to  work  as  a  team  to  make  u[ 
for  his  absence. 

"It's  about  trying  to  fill  tha 
void  offensively  and  as  a  grout 
knowing  there  is  a  big  voice  lost  ir 
the  room,"  Johnston  said. 

"As  a  group  we  have  to  try  t 
fill  that  space  as  best  we  can  bu 
we're  not  going  to  ever  replad 
him." 


50  years  on,  CIS  continues  to  evolve 


by  Jamie  Shinkewski 


Canadian  Interuniversity  Sport 
(CIS),  the  organization  that  encom- 
passes university  athletic  teams 
like  the  Carleton  Ravens,  celebrat- 
ed its  50th  anniversary  during  the 
2011-2012  year. 

According  to  the  CIS  web- 
site, the  original  Canadian 
Interuniversity  Athletic  Union 
(CIAU)  Central  existed  from 
1906  to  1955,  but  was  only  com- 
posed of  schools  from  Ontario 
and  Quebec. 

In  1961,  the  CIAU  was  recon- 
stituted to  become  an  athletics 
association  represented  by  uni- 
versities from  coast  to  coast.  The 
idea  was  to  provide  Canadian 
universities  with  an  opportun- 
ity for  excellence  in  their  sport 
programs,  an  increased  schedule, 
year  round  coaches,  and  govern- 
ment funding. 

Government  funding  in- 
creased from  $1  million  in  1961 
to  $20  million  at  the  end  of  the 
decade.  In  June  2001,  the  CIAU 
members  voted  to  change  their 
name  and  logo  to  the  current  CIS 
design,  according  to  the  CIS  web- 
site. 

Now,  with  therecentaddition  of 
two  schools,  Mount  Royal  Univer- 
sity in  Calgary  and  the  University 
of  Northern  British  Columbia  in 


LbU 


50th  ANNIVERSARY 


The  CIS  created  a  commerative  logo  to  celebrate  their  50th  anniversary  season.  1 1  photo  courtesy  of  Canadian  Interuniversity  Sport  (CIS) 


Prince  George,  the  CIS  has  grown 
to  54  members. 

Regarding  the  half-century 
milestone,  CIS  president  Leo  Mac- 
Pherson  said  the  accomplishment 
is  nice,  but  the  task  is  to  focus  on 
continued  growth. 

"Celebrating  our  50th  anniver- 
sary was  great,  but  our  primary 
focus  has  to  do  with  ensuring  we 
set  out  a  positive  path  for  prosper- 
ity over  the  next  five  to  10  years," 
he  said. 

Jennifer  Brenning,  Carleton's 
director  of  recreation  and  athlet  ics, 
said  she  believes  a  key  to  further 
developing  the  CIS  is  their  market- 


ing tactics. 

"I  think  [the  CIS]  is  a  great  as- 
pect of  the  Canadian  identity," 
Brenning  said.  "It  just  needs  to  be 
advertised  more  to  the  public  for  it 
to  continue  to  grow." 

As  a  celebration  of  the  50th 
anniversary,  each  of  the  CIS's  21 
national  championships  offered  a 
celebration  featuring  a  reflection 
of  the  growth  of  the  CIS,  with  the 
Ravens  men's  basketball  team  be- 
ing one  of  the  programs  who  won 
the  national  championship  in  the 
celebratory  season. 

With  the  return  of  the  men's 
football  team  in  the  fall  of  2013, 


along  with  the  women's  rugby 
team  attaining  varsity  status  in 
the  2012-13  season,  the  Carleton 
Ravens  will  have  10  teams  compet- 
ing in  the  CIS. 

MacPherson  said  the  plan  is 
to  continue  trying  to  reach  the 
full  potential  of  Canadian  uni- 
versity sports,  but  that  task  will 
certainly  be  a  difficult  one  head- 
ing into  the  CIS's  51st  season  and 
beyond. 

"The  sport  market  in  Canada 
is  crowded  and  we  have  to  grow 
our  niche,"  he  said.  "It  won't  be 
easy,  but  we  are  up  for  the  chal- 
lenge." □ 


For  more  coverage  . 


West  chooses  Ravens| 

Cassie  Aylward  reports 
on  Carleton  recruiting 
Joey  West,  a  local  veteran 
OHL  player  with  the 
Peterborough  Petes,  to 
suit  up  for  the  Ravens 
men's  hockey  team  in  the 
upcoming  2012-13  season. 


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July  26  -  August  29, 

News  Editors:  Adelia  Khan  and  Holly  Stanczak  *  netvs©ciiarlatt 


CU  cancer  treatment 
program  to  be  used 
in  hospitals 

Cancer  centres  across  Canada 
are  preparing  to  test  a  computer 
program  developed  at  Carle  ton 
that  gives  doctors  better  infor- 
mation about  brachy  therapy 
treatments,  said  Carleton  phys- 
ics professor  Rowan  Thompson. 

According  to  the  Cancer 
Treatment  Centers  of  America 
website,  brachytherapy  in- 
volves implanting  radioactive 
"seeds"  in  or  near  a  patienf  s 
rumour,  and  uses  established 
formulas  to  calculate  how  the 
radiation  will  spread  through 
the  patient.  The  goal  is  to  maxi- 
mize damage  to  the  tumour  and 
minimize  harm  to  healthy  cells 
nearby.  Brachytherapy  is  most 
often  used  to  treat  prostate,  eye, 
lung  and  breast  cancers,  accord- 
ing to  the  website. 

Physics  department 

helped  discover 
Higgs  boson  particle 

CarJeton's  physics  depart- 
ment helped  make  history  in 
July  as  part  of  the  international 
team  that  confirmed  the  exist- 
ence of  the  Higgs  boson  particle. 

Professors,  students  and  re- 
search assistants  from  Carleton 
on  the  'ATLAS'  research  team  at 
the  European  Organization  for 
Nuclear  Research  (CERN)  used 
a  particle  detector  to  prove  the 
existence  of  the  Higgs  boson, 
according  to  a  Carleton  news 
release. 

—  Peter  Mozereeuw 
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Emma  Paung  reported  on  a 
new  international  student 
recruitment  agreement. 

Lifeline  loses  appeal 

Holly  Stanczak  delved  into 
Lifeline  losing  their  appeal  for 
freedom  of  expression  at  CU. 

Profs  against  Obama 

Emma  Paling  spoke  to 
Andrew  Cohen  about  the 
faculty  members  who  say 
Obama  is  bad  for  Canada. 

Kajouji  appeal  lost 

Ilana  Belfer  reported  on 
the  failed  appeal  of  the  man 
convicted  in  the  Kajouji  case. 

Smith  speaks  out 

Veronique  HVNES  spoke  to 
Arun  Smith  about  new  macro 
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Student  health  plan  up  for  debat 


CUSA  is  considering  changing  the  student  health  plan  without  the  GSA.  ||  photo 

ILLUSTRATION  BY  PEDRO  VascONCEUOS 


by  Avery  Zincel 


Carleton  University  Students' 
Association  (CUSA)  has  proposed 
ending  the  current  not-for-profit 
health  plan  to  sign  a  5-year  plan 
with  a  for-profit  organization, 
Student  Care  Networks. 

In  switching  health  plans, 
CUSA  would  end  the  plan 
they've  shared  with  the  Gradu- 
ate Students'  Association  (GSA) 
since  2000. 


The  current  provider  is 
Morneau  Sheppell  Inc,  which  has 
offered  coverage  with  no  increase 
in  cost  for  the  past  12  years,  said 
GSA  president  Kelly  Black. 

Undergraduate  students  tend 
to  make  fewer  claims  than  gradu- 
ate students,  thus  undergrad 
students  share  the  insurance 
costs  of  grad  students,  according 
to  CUSA's  membership  advisory. 

If  the  GSA  were  to  find  separ- 
ate coverage,  the  cost  savings  for 


CUSA  would  be  $800,000,  CUSA 
vice-president  (finance)  Michael 
De  Luca  said. 

"That's  not  how  we  want  to 
proceed:  pitting  graduate  and 
undergraduate  students  against 
each  other,"  Black  said. 

At  CUSA's  Board  of  Directors 
meeting  July  24,  the  proposed 
provider.  Student  Care  Net- 
works, promised  to  establish 
10  practitioners  in  Ottawa,  and 
would  be  fined  if  they  did  not 
keep  their  promise,  GSA  vice 
president  (external)  Anna  Gold- 
finch said 

Student  Care  Networks  does 
not  currently  have  a  practitioner 
based  in  Ottawa  and  would  have 
to  establish  one,  she  said,  adding 
that  the  company  did  not  provide 
written  support  for  their  claims. 

Students  will  save  $17.30  per 
year  while  maintaining  identical 
coverage  and  vhaving  enhanced 
member  services  like  mailed 
opt-out  cheques  and  a  mobile 
application  to  make  claims,  De 
Luca  said. 

The  GSA  cautioned  against 
brokerage  and  insurance  com- 
panies that  have  low  costs  in  the 
first  year  of  a  deal,  but  increase 
rates  in  the  second  and  third 
years  of  a  deal. 

"Perhaps  the  premiums  in 
the  first  year  might  be  lower  but 
we're  walking  into  unknown 
waters.  And  CUSA  would  be 
locked  into  it  for  five  years," 
Goldfinch  said. 

According  to  De  Luca,  the 
Morneau  Sheppel  contract 
was  signed  last  year  by  past 
vice  president  (finance)  Karim 
Khamisa  and  past  vice  president 
(internal)  Ariel  Norman,  was  in 
"bad  faith,"  and  anyone  privy  to 
the  process  may  be  personally  li- 


able for  their  actions. 

"The  only  way  for  CUSA 
move  forward  and  get  our 
dents  a  better  health  plan  w0t 
be  to  breach  or  repudiate 
Morneau  contract.  In  the 
however,  that  decision  would, 
perfectly  legal,  save  our  stude 
money  and  enhance  the  ser\ 
of  their  student  health  plan 
Luca  said. 

The  GSA  said  there  is  a  ris| 
being  held  liable  for  premium 
two  different  plans,  accordirij 
its  membership  advisory 

Although  CUSA  would 
reveal  the  broker  for  a  diffei 
plan  or  any  details  unless 
GSA  agreed  to  break  the  exisi 
contract,  the  GSA  has  ensu 
graduate  students  will  have 
plan  August  15  when  opt 
begin,  Black  said. 

The  GSA  and  CUSA  are 
ided  over  whether  the  propo 
change  requires  a  referendum 
A  paragraph  under  'Durat 
and  Termination'  of  the  curr 
plan  says,  "The  students  thn 
a  legally  constituted  referend 
or  other  lawful  process 
suant  to  the  rules  and  byl, 
governing  both  the  Cari 
University  Students'  Associat 
and  the  Graduates  Student 
sociation  vote  to  discontinue 
Health  and  Dental  Plan." 

De  Luca  said  a  referendi 
would  only  be  required  if  CU 
were  to  end  having  a  health 
completely. 

"The  only  legal  way  is 
the  membership  holds  a  refer* 
dum,"  Black  said. 

"The  GSA  is  not  conviru 
that  what  [De  Luca  is]  doing 
save  students  money.  You  ca 
do  a  cost-benefit  analysis  oi 
[lawsuit]." 


CU  renegotiates  donor  agreemen 


by  Avery  Zingel 

Carleton  will  renegotiate  its 
donor  agreement  with  Calgary 
businessman  Clayton  Riddell 
because  it  does  not  "reflect 
Carleton'spoliciesand  procedures" 
for  budget  management  and  staff 
selection,  according  to  a  statement 
released  July  12  by  the  university. 

Asteeringcommittee  that  would 
advise  curriculum,  faculty  hiring, 
selection  of  an  executive  director, 
and  budget  approval  currently 
has  "unprecedented"  donor 
involvement,  said  James  Turk, 
executive  director  of  the  Canadian 
Association  of  University  Teachers 
(CAUT). 

The  committee  would  also 
approve  which  students  receive 
scholarships  and  bursaries.  Giving 
adonorthisresponsibility  "violates 
the  fundamental  integrity  of  a 
university,"  Turk  said. 

Riddell  authorized  the 
university  to  release  the  details  of 


the  donor  agreement  in  a  letter  to 
Carleton  president  Roseann  Runte 
dated  June  25. 

The  university  will  "rework 
the  provisions  in  collaboration 
with  the  donor,"  according  to  a 
university  statement. 

"We  view  these  partnerships 
as  essential  to  providing  great 
programs  and  innovative  new 
ways  of  preparing  our  students 
for  stellar  careers.  But  there  is  a 
difference  between  participation 
and  decision-making  and  it's 
an  important  distinction,"  the 
statement  said, 

Riddell  told  the  Ottawa  Citizen 
he  was  not  contacted  about 
the  university's  intentions  to 
renegotiate  the  agreement  before  it 
was  announced. 

"  Many  donors,  including  my  r-elf 
and  my  family,  generally  prefer  to 
remain  in  the  background  when 
providing  support  to  worthwhile 
endeavours... Nonetheless,  if  the 
University  must  choose  between 


allowing  our  family  privacy  to  be 
somewhat  infringed  and  allowing 
others  to  create  mistrust  in  the 
Graduate  Program  in  Political 
Management  where  none  should 
exist,  my  advice  would  be  to  err 
on  the  side  of  transparency,  which 
is  why  I  authorize  release  of  the 
donor  agreement  in  whole  or  in 
summary  form  if  you  wish  to  do 
so,"  Riddell's  letter  said. 

The  CAUT  expressed 
concern  with  paragraph  14  of 
the  agreement.  The  clause  says 
a  five-person  Program  Steering 
committee  would  be  established 
with  two  members  representing 
the  Riddell  Family  Charitable 
Foundation  (RFCF)  and  two 
members  representing  the 
university. 

The  chair  would  be  selected 
mutually  by  Riddell's  foundation 
and  the  university. 

"The  public's  trust  in 
universities  depends-  on  its 
viewpoints  not  being  beholden  to 


anybody.  As  soon  as  you  invol 
donor,  a  political  party,  or  sp« 
interest  group  in  curriculum, } 
change  the  fundamental  aspect 
the  university,"  Turk  said. 

Government  financial  bai 
has  not  increased  proportional! 
to  the  number  of  full  time  studei 
making  cash-strapped  universif 
more  likely  to  turn  to  weal 
donors,  Turk  said. 

The  planned  review  of 
program  in  its  fifth  year  sho 
be  conducted  through  traditio 
peer  review  instead  of  by  RF( 
and  sections  7  and  8  which  out! 
contingent  funding  based  o 
review  should  be  amended, 
added. 

"We  are  not  critical  of  Clay 
Riddell,  we  are  critical  of 
university,"  Turk  said,  which 
"doing  the  right  thing  by  propo 
to  change  the  agreement." 


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Helping  students  after  fire 


pV  OLIVER  SACHGAU 


A  fire  that  damaged  three 
houses  in  Old  Ottawa  South  has 
led  to  a  fundraising  effort  by  the 
community  and  Carleton  for  those 
involved,  including  Carleton  stu- 
dents and  a  university  official. 

Firefighters  were  called  to  128 
Hopewell  Ave.  around  7:45  p.m. 
uly  14,  according  to  Marc  Messi- 
er, the  public  information  officer  at 
Ittawa  Fire  Services.  He  said  that 
he  exact  cause  of  the  fire  was  un- 
known. 

"We  do  know  that  the  fire  start- 
id  in  the  grass  area,  in  front  of  the 
home,  and  then  it  basically  spread 
to  a  tree,  and  up  to  the  side  of  the 
home  and  into  the  home,"  he  said. 

From  there  it  spread  to  a  neigh- 
bouring home,  and  damaged  the 
side  of  a  third  house  through  radi- 
ating heat. 

Messier  said  the  damage  was 
estimated  at  around  $1  million 
for  all  three  homes,  with  about 
S350,000  damage  done  to  the  house 
where  the  fire  started,  and  $150,000 
for  the  contents. 

The  Old  Ottawa  South  com- 
munity quickly  came  together  to 
lelp  those  involved,  said  Christy 
Savage,  the  executive  director  of 
he  community  association. 

It  really  started  within  the 
ommunity  itself.  There  were  a 
;roup  of  neighbours  and  people 
in  the  street  who  were  interested 
oi  raising  funds,"  she  said. 

One  of  the  first  places  where 
>eople  could  drop  off  money  and 
goods  was  Stella  Luna,  a  gelato 
afe  in  the  community.  Tammy 
Giuliani,  the  owner  of  the  shop, 
aid  that  she  was  approached  by  a 
person  in  the  community  about  the 
fundraising. 

"I  got  a  call  from  one  of  the 
people  who  lives  across  the  street, 
and  [he]  asked  if  we  wouldn't 
mind  if  we  became  a  sort  of  cen- 
tral spot  for  people  to  come  by  and 


TAs  still  paying 


Carleton's  surrounding  community  has  banded  together  to  raise  money  for  students 
affected  by  a  recent  fire  on  Hopewell  Avenue.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


drop  off  money,"  she  said,  adding 
that  about  $500  had  been  collected 
through  their  donation  box. 

Savage  said  the  community  as- 
sociation had  raised  about  $1,500 
in  individual  donations  and  $2,300 
through  a  fundraising  barbecue 
hosted  by  a  girl's  summer  camp. 

Carleton  University  Students' 
Association  (CUSA)  also  got  in- 
volved with  the  fundraising,  said 
CUSA  president  Alexander  Golov- 
ko.  . 

"We'd  seen  the  media  coverage 
of  it,  and  a  little  later  through  my 
board  of  governors  position  we 
found  out  that  one  of  the  univer- 
sity officials  was  affected,"  he  said. 

"We  heard  that  students  were 


involved  as  well,  so  we  decided 
to  get  involved  from  there,"  he 
added. 

According  to  Golovko,  CUSA 
has  raised  a  few  hundred  dollars 
through  various  donations  boxes 
set  up  at  their  businesses  and  front 
desk. 

Savage  said  that  the  response 
from  the  community  has  been  in- 
credible. 

"It's  wonderful.  It's  great  and 
it's  very  rare.  There's  been  not 
just  pockets  of  people  but  pock- 
ets of  people  somehow  have  come 
together  as  a  whole,"  she  said. 

"It's  indicative  of  how  amaz- 
ingly supportive  this  community 


bv  Jasmine  Vallve 

Carleton's  teaching  assist- 
ant union,  Canadian  Union  of 
Public  Employees  (CUPE)  Local 
4600,  met  on  July  5  to  negotiate  the 
salary  clawback  situation  that  left 
many  graduating  teaching  assist- 
ants with  a  hefty  bill. 

In  February  2012,  many  gradu- 
ating TAs  had  money  either  taken 
off  their  paychecks  or  charged  to 
their  student  accounts,  due  to  an 
accounting  error  made  by  univer- 
sity administration. 

University  policy  states  if  an 
amount  owed  is  more  than  $100 
then  diplomas  and  official  tran- 
scripts will  be  withheld. 

About  85  per  cent  of  TAs  af- 
fected have  already  paid  back  the 
university,  media  relations  co-or- 
dinator  Steven  Reid  said  via  email. 

At  the  time  of  the  clawback, 
Carleton  did  not  abide  by  CUPE 
4600's  right  to  bargain,  which  is 
contrary  to  the  school's  agreement 
with  the  union,  according  to  a 
CUPE  press  release. 

"  CUPE  4600  was  prepared  to  of- 
fer a  clear  plan  that  would  apply  to 
all  TAs  equally,"  the  release  said. 

"Instead,  the  employer  pro- 
ceeded with  a  confusing,  constantly 
changing  set  of  options  that  were 
poorly  communicated  and  did  not 
apply  to  all  affected  TAs  equally." 

The  union  also  stressed  that, 
contrary  to  their  obligations,  Carle- 
ton has  not  provided  complete 
information  to  the  union  about 
how  many  TAs  were  affected  by 
the  clawbacks  and  how  much 
money  they  owe. 

"This  has  made  it  very  difficult 
for  CUPE  4600  to  adequately  de- 
fend our  member's  interests,"  the 
release  said. 

CUPE  said  both  parties  agreed 
to  meet  the  week  of  July  27  to  dis- 
cuss repayment  methods  for  the 
remaining  TAs  with  outstanding 
amounts  who  have  financial  dif- 


ficulties. 

In  the  release,  the  union  ex- 
pressed disappointment  that  the 
administration  was  not  penalized 
for  causing  the  students  hardship. 

CUPE  4600  president  and  teach- 
ing assistant  James  Meades  was 
unaffected  personally  by  the  claw- 
backs  but  expressed  his  frustration. 

"Well,  [the  salary  clawback] 
certainly  hasn't  done  anything  to 
improve  the  way  our  members 
view  the  university  as  an  employ- 
er," Meades  said  via  email. 

"The  d  if ficul  ty  the  union 
faced  was  Carleton's  efforts  to 
act  unilaterally  and  to  recover 
the  'overpayment"  on  their  terms 
without  really  thinking  through 
the  impacts  it  would  have  on  TAs 
who  are  already  amongst  the  low- 
est paid  workers  on  the  campus," 
Meades  said. 

Meades  said  Carleton  has  told 
the  union  that  approximately  86 
TAs  still  owe  money  to  the  school 
because  of  the  clawbacks. 

Reid  said  students  with  par- 
ticularly large  debts  have  been 
working  with  the  university  to 
make  individual  arrangements  for 
the  students  to  meet  their  repay- 
ment obligation. 

"We  are  working  to  strengthen 
this  relationship.  The  university 
has  great  respect  for  the  difficult 
situation  in  which  the  union  had 
to  represent  their  membership  and 
will  work  consistently  from  a  basis 
of  respect,"  Reid  said. 

CUPE  4600  was  unable  to  reclaim 
the  money  already  paid  by  TAs. 

The  mediator  advised  the  union 
not  to  take  the  situation  into  litiga- 
tion as  "the  law  indicated  that  the 
employer  had  the  right  to  reclaim 
the  money  via  a  fair  and  reason- 
able process,"  the  release  said. 

Carleton  and  CUPE  also  agreed 
that  in  the  future,  the  TAs  can 
choose  to  receive  their  rebate  at  the 
end  of  each  term,  and  that  it  will 
no  longer  be  a  taxable  benefit.  □ 


CU  decides  against  Access  Copyright 


BV  KlRSTEN  FENN 


Carleton  has  decided  not  to  sign 
a  new  agreement  with  licensing 
agency  Access  Copyright,  opting 
'nstead  to  continue  managing  its 
copyright  licensing  processes  in- 
dependently. 

"Access  Copyright  is  a  col- 
ective  agency  which  represents 
^thors  and  publishers,  and  li- 
censes materials  to  institutions 
'ke  universities,"  said  Paul  Jones, 
^o|icy  and  education  officer  at  the 
-anadian  Association  of  Univer- 
iitv  Teachers. 

Since  Carleton  opted  out  of  Ac- 
ess  Copyright's  2010  proposal  to 
"crease  the  licensing  tariff  from  $3 
0  $45  per  student  starting  in  2011, 
he  school  has  been  managing  its 
°Pyright  processes  independent- 
■>  according  to  associate  librarian 


Valerie  Critchley. 

"With  all  the  licenses  and  ma- 
terial we  get  through  open  access 
now,  we  no  longer  needed  that 
blanket  tariff,"  she  said. 

This  spring,  Access  Copyright 
and  the  Association  of  Universities 
and  Colleges  of  Canada  (AUCC) 
entered  into  a  new  model  license 
agreement  which  would  drop  the 
cost  per  student  to  $26. 

For  that  fee,  the  agreement 
would  duplicate  what  Carleton 
has  already  been  paying  for  under 
other  licenses  since  its  opt-out  in 
2010. 

"The  Access  Copyright  deal 
actually  proposed  to  take  away 
rights  that  exist  to  works,"  said 
Graduate  Students'  Association 
(GSA)  president  Kelly  Black. 

According  to  the  GSA's  open 
letter,  the  Access  Copyright  agree- 


ment would  "prohibit  students 
and  researchers  from  storing  and 
cataloguing  journal  articles,"  and 
charge  them  for  copying  or  past- 
ing hyperlinks,  "a  right  already 
granted  under  copyright  legisla- 
tion." 

Students  are  permitted  to 
photocopy,  or  electronically  dupli- 
cate and  send  to  others,  much  of 
the  material  that  universities  li- 
cense directly  from  publishers, 
Jones  said. 

The  new  license  agreement 
would  charge  for  this,  duplicat- 
ing payment  for  existing  rights,  he 
said. 

Universities  would  also  be  re- 
quired to  monitor  the  emails  of 
students  and  faculty  and  report  on 
whether  they  were  emailing  links 
to  articles,  Canadian  Federation  of 
Students  (CFS)  chairperson  Adam 


Awad  said. 

The  AUCC  went  ahead  with 
the  new  agreement  without  wait- 
ing for  the  results  of  Bill  C-ll,  the 
copyright  reform  which  is  cur- 
rently in  the  final  stages  of  passing 
legislation,  Jones  said. 

"What  C-ll  did  was  add  an- 
other category  to  fair  dealing: 
education,"  Jones  said.  "Suddenly 
there's  this  new  right  to  use  stuff 
without  permission  or  payment, 
when  it's  fair." 

"Carleton  was  fairly  astute 
in  realizing  much  earlier  not  to 
function  under  the  tariff,"  said 
University  of  Ottawa  librarian 
Leslie  Weir. 

For  the  University  of  Ottawa 
and  many  other  post-secondary 
institutions,  the  decision  to  con- 
tinue under  the  interim  tariff  in 
January  2011  has  meant  choosing 


to  sign  the  new  license  agreement 
with  Access  Copyright,  or  face 
retroactive  payments  back  to  Janu- 
ary, 2011. 

"For  us  that's  about  $1.2  mil- 
lion," Weir  said. 

Erin  Finlay,  manager  of  legal 
services  at  Access  Copyright,  said 
that  the  company  believes  it  is  ex- 
tremely difficult  for  institutions 
to  operate  outside  of  the  licensing 
agreement. 

For  Carleton,  the  decision  to 
operate  independently  means 
professors  will  have  more  options 
when  deciding  how  to  distribute 
material  to  students  and  use  it  in 
class,  Critchley  said. 

"We  think  Carleton  made  the 
right  decision,  and  we're  very 
pleased  that  students  won't  be 
paying  for  a  regressive  copyright 
agreement,"  Black  said.  □ 


National 


July  26  -  August  29,  2012 
National  Editor:  Melissa  Novacaska  •  nationamdmrlatnn.ca 


Student  creates  alternative  education 


BY  JUANITA  BAWACAN 


Jordan  Saniuk  sits  at  a  desk  in 
his  loft.  The  suite,  located  in  the 
heart  of  Old  Montreal  is  furnished 
with  leather  chairs  and  dark 
hardwood  floor. 

Bright-eyed  and  22,  it  may 
surprise  most  that  Saniuk  is 
the  founder  of  a  new  school  of 
education  called  Cissy. The  classes, 
in  keeping  with  this  level  of 
surprise,  all  operate  out  of  his  loft. 

Cissy,  pronounced  "classy," 
because  "You  don't  need  an  A  in 
Cissy,"  is  an  alternative  education 
system  that  caters  to  people  of  all 
backgrounds  who  want  to  take 
classes. 

While  there  are  many  options 
for  education,  Saniuk  said  none  of 
them  were  for  him. 

He  studied  fine  arts  in  Los 
Angeles  and  was  pursuing  a  degree 
in  computer  science  at  Concordia 
up  until  last  year. 

He  put  his  studies  on  hold 
because  he  said  his  degree  wasn't 
allowing  him  to  take  electives  that 
really  interested  him. 

Saniuk  tried  to  take  classes 
outside  of  university  but  said  he 
couldn't  find  any,  so  he  made  his 
own. 

Now,  Cissy  has  a  selection 


For  more  coverage  . 


Top  rankings  for  the 
University  of  Victoria 

Cassie  Hendry  explains  how 
the  University  of  Victoria 
topped  the  rankings  of 
universities  under  50  years 
old  in  Canada. 


Student  solidarity 
tour  launched  across 
the  province 

Quebec  university 
students  and  their  Ontario 
counterparts  launched  a 
tour  to  spread  their  message. 
Sammy  Hudes  reports. 


The  University  of 
Alberta  promotes 
Aboriginal  inclusion 

The  University  of  Alberta 
is  the  first  post-secondary 
institution  in  Canada  to 
join  the  Aboriginal  Human 
Resource  Council.  Rebecca 
Cur  ran  reports. 


charlatan  ca 


Jordan  Saniuk  found  an  alternative  way  to  pursue  his  studies  by  creating  Cissy,  jj  Provided 


of  more  than  15  classes  and  has 
reached  out  to  about  30  students. 

The  defining  characteristic  of 
Cissy  is  its  accessibility,  according 
to  Saniuk. 

Classes  range  from  free  to  $60 
in  cost,  and  class  size  will  never 
surpass  20  people,  Saniuk  said. 

This  level  of  intimacy  is  essential 
to  Cissy,  he  said,  describing  how 
the  classes  foster  less  of  a  teacher- 
student  relationship  and  more  like 
mentoring. 


The  selection  of  teachers  is 
another  unique  aspect. 

"I  believe  if  people  are 
passionate  about  what  they  do 
then  they  will  be  great  teachers," 
Saniuk  said. 

Saniuk  teaches  a  number  of 
introductory  classes  despite  not 
having  completed  a  degree,  he  said 

Many  of  the  teachers  are  similar 
to  him  in  that  way. 

Andre  Di  Fruscia  is  one  of  these 
examples.  Saniuk  said  he  was 


introduced  to  him  through  a  friend 
and  since  then,  Di  Fruscia  has  been 
teaching  all  of  the  photography 

classes. 

Di  Frusicia  slowly  transitioned 
the  loft  into  a  classroom  as  students 
trickled  in. 

One  of  these  students,  Ali 
Khosravi,  said  he  was  looking 
to  take  a  photography  class  and 
Cissy's  was  the  perfect  fit 

"It  was  cozy  and  not  what  I  had 
imagined,"  Khosravi  said. 


"I'd  never  taken  any  classes  in 
Canada  before." 

Khosravi  doesn't  fall  into  the 
typical  category  of  a  student  but 
Cissy  isn't  exactly  a  typical  school. 

Saniuk  said  he  wants  to  stress 
that  he  didn't  create  Cissy  as 
an  affront  to  post-secondary 
institutions. 

On  the  contrary,  he  said  Cissy 
doesn't  replace  universities  and 
colleges  but  rather  presents 
alternatives  to  people. 

Cissy  isn't  the  only  homegrown 
education  startup  in  Montreal. 
The  Alternative  University 
Project,  founded  by  McGill  and 
Concordia  students,  offers  free 
courses  to  students  although  they 
cover  more  academic  subjects 
in  comparison  to  Cissy's  trades- 
based  classes. 

The  networks  for  Cissy  and  the 
Alternative  University  Project  are 
developing  in  Montreal  burSaniuk 
said  he  hopes  to  bring  accessible 
education  across  Canada. 

Saniuk  works  as  a  graphic 
designer  but  said  he  hopes  to  be 
able  to  focus  all  his  energy  on  Cissy 
and  expand  its  reach. 

He  has  his  sights  set  on  Toronto, 
Vancouver  and  Ottawa  where 
he  said  he  hopes  to  launch  Cissy 
classrooms  in  the  fall.  □ 


NSCAD  cuts  $1 .2  million  from  deficit 


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BY  FRANCELLA  FlALLOS 


The  Nova  Scotia  College  of  Art 
and  Design  (NSCAD)  approved 
budgetary  measures  July  3  to  cut 
$1.2  million  from  the  university's 
deficit  by  introducing  student 
fees,  under-enrolled  classes,  and 
decreasing  labour  costs. 

These  spending  reductions  are 
part  of  a  plan  submitted  by  the 
troubled  fine  arts  school  on  Mar.  29 
to  get  NSCAD  on  the  path  towards 
financial  stability,  the  school's 
president  David  B.  Smith  said  in 
a  letter  to  the  campus  community. 

According  to  NSCAD's 
"Framework  for  Sustainability," 
the  school  intends  on  balancing  the 
budget  by  cutting  jobs,  mostly  part- 
time  positions,  through  attrition, 
which  is  the  gradual  reduction  of 
employees  through  retirement. 

As  for  new  student  fees,  NSCAD 
plans  to  increase  tuition  by  3  per 
cent  as  well  as  add  an  adjustment 
fee  of  $82.50  per  term  for  each 
student  taking  five  courses  during 
the  school  year. 

Students  who  wish  to  take  six 
courses  will  soon  have  to  pay  an 
override  fee  of  $600  per  term. 

The  framework  stated  that  a  $45 
facility  fee  and  a  $50  technology 
renewal  fee  will  also  be  added  to 
tuition  for  the  upcoming  school 
year. 

Currently,  NSCAD  does  not 
charge  students  for  graduating. 
However,  in  order  to  generate 


NSCAD 

UNIVERSITY 


NSCAD  took  a  variety  of  measures  to  cut  their  deficit.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


revenue  of  approximately  $11,600, 
students  graduating  from  the  2012- 
13  class  and  onwards  will  have  to 
pay  a  $50  fee. 

Despite  the  new  fees,  NSCAD's 
tuition  for  the  2012-13  school  year 
is  below  the  provincial  average  at 
$6,000  per  year. 

Kevin  Finch,  a  communications 
advisor  for  the  province's 
department  of  education,  said 
NSCAD's  financial  troubles  started 
five  years  ago,  "after  the  province 
agreed  to  invest  $4.7  million  to 
move  the  university  from  leased 
premises  to  a  new  port  campuses" 
in  order  to  handle  enrollment 
growth. 

One  of  these  campuses  is 
the  Waterfront  Campus  which 
required  $8.9  million  from  the 
government  to  house  NSCAD's 
sculpture,  design,  ceramics,  and 
foundation    programs,    said  a 


report  issued  by  the  Nova  Scotia 
government  in  December  2011. 

However,  enrollment  did 
not  increase  as  expected  and 
"anticipated  federal  funding  did 
not  arrive,  leaving  NSCAD  in  a 
financial  crunch  from  which  it  has 
not  recovered,"  Finch  said. 

According  to  the  2011  report, 
NSCAD's  current  debt  is  projected 
to  be  $19  million. 

The  2011  report  also  stated  that 
NSCAD  relies  on  funding  provided 
by  the  Nova  Scotia  government 
more  than  any  other  school  in  the 
province. 

"The  total  operating  and 
facilities  grants  from  the  province 
were  approximately  $11  million 
or  60  per  cent  of  NSCAD's  total 
revenue,"  the  report  said.-  The 
average  for  universities  in  Nova 
Scotia  is  around  30  per  cent. 

Without    the    cost  saving 


measures  introduced  in  NSCAD's 
Framework  for  Sustainability, 
NSCAD's  deficit,  which  currently 
sits  at  $2.4  million,  could  balloon  to 
$4  million  by  2013. 

Sarah  Trowerand  Kelly  Zwicker, 
president  and  vice-president 
internal  for  the  student  union  at 
NSCAD,  said  that  the  budget  cuts 
are  the  result  of  a  "serious  lack 
of  transparency  in  regards  to  the 
distribution  of  money." 

According  to  Trower  and 
Zwicker,  the  Student  Union  of 
the  Nova  Scotia  College  of  Art 
and  Design  (SUNSCAD),  recently 
sent  letters  to  the  NSCAD  Board 
of  Governance  and  the  Minister  of 
Labour  and  Advanced  Education 
as  a  response  to  the  new  fees. 

Trower  and  Zwicker  said 
the  budget  goes  against  a 
Memorandum  of  Understanding 
which  states  that  students  must 
be  informed  of  proposed  ancillary 
fees  four  weeks  in  advance. 

Both  said  they  were  consulted 
only  a  week  and  a  half  before  the 
fees  were  passed. 

NSCAD's  financial  woes 
cast  a  dark  shroud  on  its  125th 
anniversary.  Nonetheless,  the 
Nova  Scotia  government  remains 
optimistic  in  securing  NSCAD's 
future. 

"Nova  Scotia  has  a  rich  cultural 
heritage  and  NSCAD's  roots  go 
back  125  years,"  Finch  said.  "We 
are  committed  to  having  a  fine  arts 
education  in  this  province."  & 


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Security  breach  found  on  BCIT  server 


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ZlNGEL 


The  British  Columbia  Institute 
Technology  (BCIT  )  discovered 

security  breach  during  a 
ieduled   audit   conducted  on 

erver  containing  the  medical 
ormation  of  12,680  staff,  faculty 
j  students,  according  to  a  July  5 
dement. 

"At  this  time,  and  to  the  best 
our  knowledge,  there  is  no 
j\  cation  that  any  personal 
;0rmation  has  been  improperly 
cessed  or  misused;  however 
[iT  is  treating  the  possibility  of 
(authorized  access  to  personal 
ormation  very  seriously,"  the 
itement  said. 

The  university  is  conducting 
investigation  to  mitigate  the 
k  of  personal  information  being 
npromised,  the  statement  said. 
When  the  breach  was 
covered,  the  server  was  taken 
-line  immediately,  removing 
j  analyzing  all  hard  drives. 
A  third  party  was  using  the 
ver  to  upload  and  download 
rman  films,  according  to 
ve  Pinton,  Acting  Director  of 
mmunications  at  BCIT. 
The  president  of  BCIT  sent 


A  breached  server  with  medical  records  was  used  to  upload  and  download  films.  ||  photo  illustration  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


11,000  letters  to  the  individuals 
affected.  The  university  also 
provided  suggestions  on  how 
to  respond  if  they  suspected 
their  personal  information 
was  compromised  or  used 
inappropriately,  Pinton  said.  He 
said  that  no  financial  information 
was  stored  on  the  server. 

The  information  stored  on  the 
server  dates  from  October  2005 
to  June  11,  2012,  and  included 


personal  information  used  for 
billing  purposes. 

This  information  included 
a  person's  name,  date  of  birth, 
medical  services  plan  number, 
personal  health  number,  phone 
number,  address,  treatment  billing 
codes  and  descriptions. 

"Most  people  understand  that 
in  the  age  of  technology  that  this 
type  of  thing  can  happen,"  Pinton 
said.    "Larger   corporations  or 


Sexual  assault  response  raises 
safety  concerns  at  York  U 


Brianna  Harris 


Criticism  has  skyrocketed  in  the 
<t  few  weeks  at  York  University 
rause  of  three  sexual  assaults 

urring  on  its  campus  between 
y  5-6  according  to  a  Toronto 
lice  Service  news  release. 
Students    were    not  notified 

university  officials  until  the 
lowing  Monday  July  9,  when  a 
ps  email  was  sent  out  outlining 
i  events,  according  to  the  Toronto 

These  assaults  have  students 

sting  their  safety  and  the 
ponse    of   campus  officials, 

'rding  to  the  Toronto  Star. 

We  take  these  assaults,  which 
°lved  unwanted  touching,  very 
lously.  The  victims  have  been 

red  counselling,  university 
'keswoman  Janice  Walls  told 
Star. 

A  forum  was  organized  to 
cuss  gender  violence  issues  at 
rk  University. 

lt  is,  quite  frankly,  insulting. 

not  enough.  It  doesn't  make 
f  sense,"  Lauren  Pragg,  one 
the  student  organizers  of  the 
Urr>  told  the  Star  about  York's 
ponses  to  the  assaults. 
Not  every  student  feels  unsafe 
f  unhappy  with  campus 
^cials,  however. 

I  always  feel  safe  at  York.  I 
1 1  live  in  residence  but  because 
!  a  theatre  major  I  spend  a  lot  of 


York  students  were  notified  days  after  three  sexual  assaults  occurred  on  campus. 

||  PHOTO  ILLUSTRATION  8Y  PEDRO  VASCONCELLOS 


late  nights  there  and  I  always  feel 
comfortable  waiting  at  the  bus  stop 
alone,"  second-year  student  Tinee 
Campbell  said. 

Campbell  said  they  could  have 
better  lighting  at  the  outer  areas  of 
the  university  and  have  security 
posted  at  certain  areas  instead  of 
just  walking  around  the  school  at 
night. 

Toronto  police  said  they  have 
heard  from  five  women  since  an 
investigation  into  the  recent  sexual 


assaults  have  been  launched, 
according  to  the  CBC. 

"Overall,  I  think  York  is  a  really 
safe  school,"  Campbell  said. 

"The  real  problem  is  the  area. 
We're  just  a  good  school  in  a  bad 
neighbourhood,"  Campbell  said. 

Oshane  Leach,  20,  the  accused 
suspect,  is  being  charged  with 
three  count  of  sexual  assault,  two 
counts  of  criminal  harassment,  and 
two  counts  of  assault,  according  to 
the  news  release.  □ 


anyone  with  large  servers  are  at 
risk  of  attack  all  the  time." 

Pinton  said  the  university  is 
trying  to  be  as  transparent  as 
possible  of  how  they  are  dealing 
with  the  breach,  and  is  working 
with  the  Privacy  Commissioner. 

"BCIT  really  regrets  and 
apologizes  for  the  incident  and  are 
taking  steps  to  review  the  physical 
and  technical  security  processes," 
Pinton  said.  □ 


U  of  A  student 
the  target  of  hate 
crime 

The  Edmonton  Police  are 
investigating  an  alleged  assault 
against  a  gay  University  of 
Alberta  student  as  a  hate  crime, 
according  to  a  statement  released 
by  July  23. 

Police  say  Chevi  Rabbit,  26,  was 
targeted  in  an  assault  and  robber)' 
because  of  his  sexual  orientation. 

Rabbit  reported  that  he  was 
walking  from  his  residence  to  a 
grocery  store  near  Whyte  Avenue 
when  three  male  suspects  drove 
by  and  made  "disparaging" 
comments  about  Rabbit's  sexual 
orientation,  the  statement  said. 

Rabbit  said,  "Thank  you," 
in  response  to  the  slurs  and 
continued  to  walk  away.  Rabbit 
wrote  in  a  Facebook  status  update. 

One  of  the  suspects  left  the 
vehicle  and  assaulted  Rabbit 
from  behind.  Rabbit  wrote. 

The  assault  caused  Rabbit  to 
stumble  and  drop  his  iPhone. 

The  suspect  stole  the  phone 
when  a  witness  came  to  help. 

—  Avery  Zsngel 

For  the  rest  of  this  story,  visit 


U  of  T  to  partner 
with  sports  centre 


by  Sammy  Hudes 


The  University  of  Toronto's 
Faculty  of  Kinesiology  and 
Physical  Education  will  be 
giving  students  and  faculty  the 
opportunity  to  work  in  support  of 
high  performance  athletes. 

The  faculty  signed  a  five-year 
agreement  with  the  Canadian  Sport 
Centre  Ontario  (CSCO)  June  27. 

Jason  Vescovi,  lead  of  CSCO's 
applied  sport  science  research 
program,  called  the  partnership  a 
"win-win  situation  all  around"  for 
both  the  students  and  the  athletes 
involved. 

"The  students  are  involved  in  an 
environment  where  they're  able  to 
work  hand-in-hand  with  our  high 
performance  athletes  and  gain 
experience  into  what's  involved 
with  doing  applied  sports  science 
research,"  he  explained. 

"The  coaches  and  the  athletes 
benefit  because  we're  able  to 
develop  and  generate  knowledge 
for  specific  questions  that  are  of 
interest  to  our  targeted  sports." 

Vescovi  said  U  of  T  was  a 
perfect  fit  for  the  partnership,  since 
both  the  CSCO  and  U  of  T  will  be 
heavily  involved  in  the  2015  Pan- 
American  Games,  to  be  hosted  by 
the  City  of  Toronto. 

He  also  pointed  to  the 
opportunity  created  as  a  result  of 
the  highly  regarded  reputations  of 
both  the  CSCOs  sports  scientists 


and  the  faculty's  staff. 

"We  have  here  some  of  the  top 
sports  scientists  in  the  country,  and 
specifically,  the  [faculty]  is  very 
well  known  and  respected  for  their 
faculty,  the  research  and  resources 
that  they  have  available,"  Vescovi 
said. 

"To  combine  them  and  be  able 
to  approach  projects  in  a  very 
coordinated  fashion,  it  just  really 
highlights  the  importance  that 
both  of  these  organizations  are 
putting  towards  applied  sports 
science." 

One  aspect  of  the  partnership 
is  the  sport  science  assistant 
program,  already  in  its  second 
year,  in  which  the  CSCO  employs 
the  faculty  students  as  summer 
science  assistants  to  workalongside 
leading  scientists  and  researchers 
in  a  lab  setting. 

A  current  ongoing  project 
involves  students  working  from 
data  collection,  data  analysis 
and  interpretation  perspectives 
to  determine  performance 
differences  between  various  level 
figure  skaters. 

Being  involved  in  an  increasing 
number  of  projects  like  these  will 
greatly  benefit  U  of  T  students 
at  both  the  undergraduate  and 
graduate  level,  said  faculty  dean 
Ira  Jacobs. 

For  the  rest  of  this  story,  visit 

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Post-secondary  education  has 
a  cost  that  leaves  many  students 
thousands  of  dollars  in  debt  upon 
graduation. 

But  there  are  steps  students  can 
take  to  help  manage  their  costs. 

Rob  Carrick,  a  personal  finance 
columnist  for  The  Globe  and  Mail, 
argues  that  before  students  can 
learn  to  limit  their  debt,  they  must 
have  an  understanding  of  what  they 
are  signing  up  for  when  taking  out 
student  loans. 

"The  thing  about  students  is  that 
they  don't  really  understand  the 
concept  of  debt  very  well,"  says 
Carrick,  who  is  also  the  author  of  a 
personal  finance  book  called  How 
Not  to  Move  Back  in  With  Your  Par- 
ents: The  Young  Person's  Guide  to 
Financial  Empowerment. 

'They  know  that  they're  borrow- 
ing and  they  know  that  it's  not  their 
money  and  they  know  they'll  have 
to  pay  it  back  but  they're  very  hazy 
on  all  of  this,"  he  says. 

"It's  like,  'live  for  the  day'  and 
they  don't  understand  that  six 
months  after  they  graduate,  at  least 
on  the  government  student  loans, 
you  have  to  start  paying  it  back." 


The  High  Risk  of  Debt 


Undergraduate  students  in  On- 
tario are  at  a  high  risk  of  getting 
into  debt,  given  the  cost  of  post- 


secondary  education  in  the  prov- 
ince. 

Students  pay  on  average  $6,640 
per  year  —  the  highest  tuition  fees 
in  Canada  —  according  to  a  Statis- 
tics Canada  report  on  201 1  -201 2 
tuition  fees. 

Statistics  Canada  also  reported 
Ontario  undergraduates  face  the 
highest  tuition  increase  in  the 
country  with  fees  rising  5.1  per  cent 
annually. 

But  for  many  students,  tuition 
costs  do  not  account  for  even  half 
of  their  expenses.  Living  costs  for 
students  can  be  astronomical,  with 
many  students  paying  between 
$5,000  and  $6,000  per  year  for 
their  basic  rent. 

Most  Carleton  students  will  spend 
between  $17,994  and  $21 ,608  an- 
nually on  tuition,  books,  and  living 
expenses,  according  to  the  univer- 
sity website. 

Even  if  a  student  can  consis- 
tently pay  half  of  his  or  her  costs 
throughout  university,  the  average 
student  would  still  graduate  with  at 
least  $30,000  dollars  in  debt. 


Borrowing  Smart 


Going  into  debt  is  unavoidable  for 
most  students,  but  Carrick  says  the 
key  to  being  a  financially  respon- 
sible student  is  to  borrow  smart. 

That  means  figuring  out  exactly 


how  much  money  you  can  make 
and  how  much  you  need  to  spend 
to  survive,  and  only  borrowing  what 
you  need  to  fill  the  gap. 

"Try  to  keep  all  your  borrowing 
to  the  minimum  so  it's  more  man- 
ageable when  you  graduate.  Keep 
your  head  down.  Don't  spend  a  lot 
and  try  to  live  as  frugally  as  you 
can.  Don't  aspire  to  live  a  more  ex- 
pensive lifestyle  because  you  can't 
afford  it,"  Carrick  says. 

Carrick  adds  that  the  dreaded 
activity  of  creating  a  budget  is  the 
number  one  thing  students  can 
do  to  anticipate  and  control  their 
debt. 

'The  term  [budgeting]  sounds 
really  boring,  but  I'll  simplify  it.  It's 
all  about  living  within  your  means," 
Carrick  says. 

"And  sometimes  that's  tough. 
When  you  don't  have  a  lot  of 
means,  there's  not  a  lot  of  living 
and  that's  the  student  life."  he  says. 

"You  have  to  be  able  to  say,  'I 
have  this  much  money  and  I'm  in 
school  for  this  many  months  of 
the  year,  How  do  I  make  it  last?'" 
he  says.  But  making  money  last, 
keeping  borrowing  to  a  minimum, 
and  sticking  to  a  budget  isn't  as 
easy  as  it  sounds  for  some  stu- 1 
dents.  1 

After  moving  out  of  residence  and 
into  a  house  for  her  second  year 
of  university,  third-year  economics 
student  Stephanie  Dicks  realized 
her  financial  situation  was  getting 


out  of  hand. 

She  discovered  dining  at  res- 
taurants and  never  saying  "no"  to 
friends  was  eating  a  hole  in  her 
bank  account. 

"A  lot  of  students  think  eating 
out  is  cheaper  —  you  pay  like  $5 
[to  eat  out]  instead  of  going  to  the 
grocery  store  and  paying  $50  for 
groceries.  And  it's  not  something 
you  add  up  in  your  head,"  Dicks 
says. 

"And  a  lot  of  the  time  we  don't 
mean  to  spend  tons  of  money.  But 
then  your  friend  orders  a  drink  and 
you  want  one  too,  and  then  you  get 
a  full  meal  instead  of  a  salad  and 
suddenly  you've  spent  $30,"  she 
says. 


"And  I  found  that  last  year  I  tried 
to  do  everything.  I  went  out  every 
time  there  was  something  going  on 
and  you  kind  of  have  to  learn  tha 
you  can't  do  that  for  your  school 
and  for  your  expenses." 

Dicks  owes  around  $20,000  in 
government  student  loans  after  her 
two  years  of  school,  and  admitted 
she  overspent  during  that  time. 


which  is  the  minimum  course  load 
students  are  allowed  to  take  while 
maintaining  full-time  status. 

"I  want  to  work  as  close  to  full- 
time  as  I  can  while  doing  school 
too.  I  don't  want  to  take  a  full 
semester  off  but  I  need  to  work,  I 
want  to  bring  my  debt  down,"  Dicks 
says. 


Working  It  Out 


Carrick  says  if  students  can  man- 
age to  work  during  school,  reduc- 
ing their  course  load  is  nothing  to 
be  ashamed  of. 

"There  really  is  a  stigma  I  think 
against  being  a  part-time  student 
and  slowing  down  the  process." 

"I  don't  see  anything  wrong 
with  that.  It  sounds  like  smart 
money  management  to  me,"  he 
says."Nothing  helps  the  money  last 
like  bringing  money  in  so  if  you  can 
work  during  school, 


Average  Tuition  Fees  in  Ontario 


-  graphic  by  Marcus  Poon 


Source:  Statistics  Canada  " 


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ation  of  student  debt,  and  how  it  can  be  kept  under  control 


if  you  can  manage  it,  that  will 
help.  I  would  also  encourage 
people  to  consider  a  gap  year  or 
break  up  their  studies." 

Once  students  understand  the 
need  to  budget,  Carrick  says  the 
next  step  is  to  get  first-hand  advice. 

"Go  ask  your  parents  how  much 
stuff  costs.  Say,  'what  costs  can 
you  point  out  to  me?'  If  you're  living 
off  campus,  ask,  'how  much  does 
it  cost  to  buy  a  week's  groceries?'" 
Carrik  says. 

"You'd  better  find  that  out.  How 
much  does  itcpst  for  internet,  for 
a  cell  phone?  Parents  know  and 
they  can  help  you,"  he  says. 

Another  good  way  to  budget 
your  money  is  to  research  budget- 


no.  t 


on in  etr  website. 

■ Henry,  the  senior  vice  • 
ent  and  head  of  Retail  Pay- 
,  Deposits  and  Lending  for 
Scotiabank,  says  creating  a  finan- 
cial plan  is  good  habit  for  students 
to  start. 

"There's  sometimes  an  intimida- 
tion factor  out  there  when  it  comes 
to  creating  a  financial  plan  but  it's 
really  not  that  complicated  and  I 
think  it's  probably  the  best  finan- 
cial habit  that  any  Canadian  can 
build  to  set  themselves  up  for  suc- 
cess," he  says. 


Credit  Cards  -  Yay  or  Nay? 


Perhaps  the  most  polarizing 
issue  around  student  finances  is 
the  question  of  whether  students 
should  have  credit  cards. 

Carrick  says  students  should 
avoid  them  at  all  costs. 

"You  have  to  avoid  credit  cards, 
those  are  a  debt  trap  for  students. 
Students  should  flat  out  not  have 
credit  cards.  Credit  cards  are  for 
people  who  have  jobs,"  Carrick 
says. 

Henry  says  students  need  to 
learn  early  to  use  credit  cards 
wisely  in  order  to  build  good  credit 
scores  that  will  help  them  later  in 
life. 


"It's  important  for  people  to  build 
good  habits  and  to  build  credit 
the  right  away.  The  key  is  to  use 
it  wisely  and  to  make  sure  you're 
able  to  pay  it  off  each  month,"  he 
says. 

He  also  says  credit  cards  can 
have  their  benefits,  even  financial 
ones. 

"Scotiabank's  L'earn  Visa  offers 
cash  back  for  students  on  what- 
ever purchases  they  do  make  and 
we've  also  got  our  Scene  debit 
card  or  credit  card  and  those  cards 
offer  points  toward  free  movies, 
which  is  a  great  way  to  help  ease 
some  of  the  budget  strain  and 
still  be  able  to  have  some  fun  and 
seek  some  entertainment,"  Henry 
says. 


Balancing  Act 


Ultimately,  learning  to  control 
debt  is  about  being  honest  with 
yourself  about  your  spending 
habits  and  making  changes  where 
you  can. 

"It's  just,  you  can't  do  anything  in 
excess.  You  have  to  find  a  bal- 
ance between  like,  don't  go  out 
Thursday  through  Sunday,  go  out 
Thursday  and  Saturday  or  go  out 
.  Friday,"  Dicks  says. 

"Find  cheaper  alternatives!^^ 
Instead  of  going  out  drinking,  buy 
a  six-pack,  drink  at  home,"  Carrick 
says. 

"I'm  not  saying  you  should  live 
like  a  monk,  but  you  are  going  to 
have  to  cut  corners  and  deny  your- 
self," he  says. 

Perhaps  the  most  important  thing 
for  students  to  know  is  that  all  mis- 
takes can  be  fixed,  Carrick  says. 

"If  you're  two  years  in  and 
$20,000  in  debt,  don't  get  too 
down  on  yourself.  You're  not 
wrecking  your  life,  you  can  fix  the 
problem,  but  you've  gotta  get  a 
handle  on  the  debt,"  he  says. 

"You  need  to  plan  going  forward. 
You  know  where  you're  being  ex- 
travagant. Cut  it  out." 

But  as  frustrating  as  living  fru- 
gally can  be,  Carrick  says  it  is 
important  students  know  they  will 
not  have  to  live  that  way  forever. 

"Once  you  get  into  the  workforce, 
everything's  different;  a  good  regu- 
lar income  and  you'll  live  a  totally 
different  life,"  he  says. 

"But  if  you're  carrying  massive 
debts,  that's  going  to  hurt  your 
ability  to  enjoy  your  working  life."  5 


•  background  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


TEN    TIPS    TO  AVOID 
CRUSHING  DEBT 


1 


Be  realistic.  Don't  plan  on 
cutting  ou(  everything  that  isn't 
food,  water,  or  shelter.  It  isn't 
realistic  and  you  will  end  up 
disappointing  yourself  when 
vou  can't  stick  to  a  too-tight 
budget.  Students  need  to  relax, 
just  be  sure  you're  not  going 
too  overboard  financially  while 
doing  it. 


2 


Communicate  with  your 
lender.  Be  sure  vou  know  how 
much  you  owe.  The  Ontario 
Student  Assistance  Program 
(OSAP)  sends  out  annual  state- 
ments that  estimate  what  your 
monthly  payments  will  be.  If 
you  have  borrowed  from  else- 
where, be  sure  vou  know  what 
their  policies  are  on  interest 
rates  and  any  debt  relief  pro- 
grams they  may  offer. 


Don't  be  afraid  to  move  in 
with  family  during  school  or 
after  graduation.  If  you  have 
somewhere  you  can  live  for  free, 
there  is  no  shame  in  taking  ad- 
vantage of  that  in  order  to  save 
some  money. 

You  will  be  able  to  pay  down 
you  debts  quicker.  Once  you 
nave  a  positive  balance  in  your 
bank  account,  thank  whoever 
helped  you  with  a  nice  dinner 
or  a  day  trip. 


Talk  to  your  parents.  They 
know  what  it's  like  to  be  in  debt 
and  they  probably  know  a  thing 
or  two  about  how  to  get  out  of 
it.  Take  their  advice. 


Don't  underestimate  entertain- 
ment costs.  Many  students  say 
this  is  their  most  overlooked 
cost. 


Get  a  better  Internet  plan  and 
watch  movies  on  Netflix  instead 
of  going  to  the  theatre.  Drink 
at  home.  Find  ways  to  cut 
corners  without  sacrificing  fun 
altogether. 


Clip  coupons.  It  can  be  time- 
consuming  and  annoying,  but 
comparing  sales  and  clipping 
coupons  can  save  you  a  good 
amount  of  money  in  one  year. 


7 


When  you  graduate,  commit  to 
getting  out  of  debt.  Once  you 
have  a  job,  keep  your  spending 
to  the  absolute  bare  minimum 
and  put  as  much  money  as  your 
lender  will  allow  towards  pay- 
ing down  your  principal. 


8 


Meet  with  a  financial  advisor. 
Most  banks  have  financial  plan- 
ners who  can  help  you  design  a 
budget  for  free. 


9 


Take  advantage  of  free  ser- 
vices offered  by  your  university. 
Carleton  has  a  campus  food 
bank  and  the  Womyn's  Centre 
offers  free  feminine  products. 
Making  use  of  these  centres 
(which  are  partially  funded  by 
your  tuition  fees)  can  save  you 
some  money. 


10 


Don't  spend  what  you  don't 
need  to.  If  you're  really  cash- 
strapped,  the  reality  is  you 
might  have  to  sacrifice  your 
social  life  to  some  degree.  Just 
know  that  it  gets  better  and  it 
will  be  worth  it  in  the  end. 


charlatanop/c 


July  26  -  August  29,  2012 


Red  square  more  than 
just  a  student  protest 

RE:  "Beware  the  red  square,"  June  28  -  July  25, 2012 

This  letter  is  in  response  to  Sean  White's  June  27  letter, 
"Beware  the  red  square."  Mr.  White  feels  that  it  is  "aston- 
ishing" that  the  events  in  Quebec  are  "in  protest  to  a  $325 
increase  per  year,  for  five  years,  to  the  lowest  tuition  in  Can- 
ada." 

Although  it  is  certainly  true  that  tuition  rates  in  Que- 
bec are  the  lowest  in  Canada,  tuition  rates  only  tell  a  part 
of  tine  picture.  Readers  may  be  aware  that  Ontario  ranks 
lowest  for  post-secondary  funding  in  Canada.  According 
to  the  Canadian  Union  of  Public  Employees  (CUPE),  Que- 
bec is  second-lowest.  As  we  know,  tuition  is  only  one  way 
to  fund  universities.  In  Quebec,  tuition  has  been  kept  low 
by  provincial  legislation;  however,  with  those  low  fees,  the 
government  has  not  been  increasing  university  grants.  In 
addition,  students  in  Quebec  graduate  with  large  debt  that, 
like  their  Ontario  counterparts,  handicap  them  in  the  begin- 
nings of  their  professional  lives.  There  has  been  an  argument 
that  the  increase  is  only  a  small  amount  and  it  would  be 
implemented  over  several  years.  However,  the  students  of 
Quebec  are  concerned  not  only  about  themselves,  but  future 
students.  As  well,  they  are  concerned  about  the  overlying 
principles  of  the  chronic  underfunding  of  universities. 

The  red  square  hascome  to  mean  more  than  "just"  the  stu- 
dent protests  that  began  it.  On  May  18,  the  Quebec  National 
Assembly  passed  a  law  restricting  the  freedom  of  assembly, 
protest,  or  picketing  on  or  near  university  grounds,  and 
anywhere  in  Quebec  without  prior  police  approval.  Every 
Canadian  should  be  greatly  concerned  about  this  outra- 
geous affront  to  our  basic  right  to  freedom  of  assembly. 
This  law  has  been  condemned  by  many  groups  including 
CUPE  and  the  Quebec  Human  Rights  Commission,  which 
considers  it  to  be  in  violation  of  Quebec's  Charter  of  Rights 
and  Freedoms.  It  is  furthermore  being  compared  to  the  War 
Measures  Act,  invoked  in  the  same  province  in  1970. 

May  22  marked  the  100th  day  of  the  strike  arid  in  an  ab- 
solutely wonderful  display  of  civil  disobedience,  well  over 
100,000  people  took  to  the  streets  in  Montreal.  Throughout 
Quebec  ordinary  citizens— not  necessarily  supporting  the 
students  in  their  original  struggle— are  coming  out  nightly 
in  solidarity  with  the  protest  against  Bill  78. 

In  1981 1  voted  for  my  university  student  union  to  join  the 
CFS.  The  vote  was  successful  and  1  see  on  the  CFS'  website 
that  this  is  still  active  as  local  11  (University  of  King's  Col- 
lege). The  principal  reason  I  remember  is  that  we  voted  to 
join  because  we  saw  the  value  of  one  united  group  repre- 
senting students'  interests  from  coast  to  coast.  The  early  '80s 
were  the  time  when  tuition  first  started  rising  exponentially 
—the  time  when  funding  to  universities  started  eroding. 

As  a  (really)  mature  graduate  student  and  a  parent  of 
university-aged  children,  I  am  continually  amazed  at  the 
complicity  of  so  many  students  in  their  own  struggle. 


-  Pam  Grijfin-Hody, 
second-year  master's  of  history 
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Don't  tolerate  views  that 
are  "intolerable" 


On  June  29,  Carleton  University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  Faculty  of  Arts  and  Social  Sciences  (FASS)  coun- 
cillor Vanessa  Ebuka  posted  a  comment  on  Facebook  and 
Twitter,  which  included  the  following,  about  Toronto 
Pride: 

"[Y]ou  guys  get  funding  for  a  week,  to  put  on  a  sex  zoo 
that  encourages  all  kinds  of  rambunctious  behaviour." 

She  then  added  in  response  to  a  critique  of  her  "zoo" 
analogy: 

"Sure,  people  performing  sexual  acts  in  public,  half- 
naked,  and  encouraging  sexual  liberation  in  an  already 
morally  corrupt  generation  isn't  a  zoo.  Totally  normal- 
People  like  you  need  to  learn  that  others  are  going  to  vehe- 
mently disagree  with  their  views  on  stuff/ lifestyle." 

There  are  so  many  things  I  find  offensive,  so  many  as- 
sumptions and  inaccuracies,  in  those  statements  that  I  am 
limited  by  word  count  in  outlining  them  all.  Instead,  I  will 
ask:  is  this  something  that  we  should  tolerate  or  accept,  or 
do  we  need  to  realize  that  there  is  no  place  for  this  sort  of 
comment?  Is  there  an  "inalienable"  right  to  some  illusory 
freedom  of  speech  that  forces  us  to  allow  people  to  speak 
without  thought,  without  consideration,  and  without  rec- 
ognition of  their  responsibility  as  in  this  situation? 

So  conditioned  have  we  become  by  the  well-intentioned 
modern  liberalism  that  advocates  "tolerance"  to  all  opin- 
ions, all  views,  that  we  have  forgotten  that  certain  opinions, 
certain  views,  are  just  not  worth  tolerating.  No  longer  is 
this  the  expression  of  a  principle,  but  is,  instead,  a  form 
of  violence,  manifestly  intended  to  retrench  structures  and 
order,  discrimination  and  privilege,  under  the  guise  of  en- 
suring an  illusory  equality. 

Tolerance  has  now  been  appropriated  by  reaction- 
ary elements  of  society  to  protect  themselves,  to  ensure 
the  safeguarding  of  their  power,  and  so  as  to  prevent  the 
advancement  of  marginalized  people  and  communities. 
When  it  comes  to  matters  of  marginalization,  we  also  need 
to  move  past  a  narrative  of  tolerance;  imagine  saying  to 
someone,  "I  tolerate  you."  Instead,  we  should  build  nar- 
ratives around  acceptance,  recognition,  agency,  and  love; 
further,  we  should  not  allow  ourselves  to  be  pacified  in 
challenging  oppression. 

Increasingly  often,  I  get  the  feeling  that  more  people 
(ideally,  everyone)  should  read  Herbert  Marcuse's  essay 
"Repressive  Tolerance,"  wherein  he  notes,  "Equality  of  tol- 
erance becomes  abstract,  spurious."  If  we  want  to  make 
it  mean  something  when  we  claim  to  be  tolerant  and  ac- 
cepting, then  we  have  an  obligation  to  resist  against,  react 
to,  and  dismantle  hatred  in  all  its  forms,  and  when  con- 
fronted with  views  such  as  those  in  this  CUSA  councillor's 
comments,  we  need  to  say,  "This,  I  will  not  tolerate." 

For  those  who  spout  intolerance,  and  for  the  intolerance 
they  spout,  there  should  be  no  tolerance  now,  and  no  toler- 
ance ever. 


—  Arun  Smith, 

sixth-year  human  rights  and  political  science 
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comments  on  charlatan. ca 


|  RE:  "CUSA  votes  against  supporting  CFS  homophob- 
|  ia  transphobia  campaign,"  June  28,  2012 

|  Carleton,  you  hurt  my  brain.  The  instant  CUSA  says 
|  they  don't  want  to  even  look  at  this  campaign  because  it 
|  has  CFS  all  over  it,  the  CFS  says  that  only  homophobes 
I  would  say  such  a  thing.  I'm  sure  there's  some  way  in 
|  which  someone's  leading  by  example  by  being  less  pig- 
1  headed,  juvenile  and  politically  cynical  than  the  other 
|  side,  but  I'll  be  damned  if  I  can  see  who  it  is. 

1  -  John  O'Brian, 

|  Posted  on  june  28,  2011 

I  Being  anti-union  is  some  real  poor  bullshit  reason  to 
|  not  support  that  campaign. 

I  -  Kurtis  Benedetti, 

\  Posted  on  June  29,  2012 


Shame  on  my  Alma  mater...  pure  shame.  I 

-  Christina  Atlmns  i 
Posted  on  June  28,  2032  j 

RE:  "CUSA  votes  to  keep  ban  on  Canadian  Blood  Ser-  j 
vices,"  July  11,  2012 

I'm  very  glad  CUSA  has  voted  to  keep  CBS  out  of  I 
its  spaces  in  the  face  of  this  policy.  ...  There  is  no  de-  j 
fending  the  CBS'  policy  on  blood  donation.  It  is  archaic,  ; 
discriminatory,  and  in  no  way  conducive  to  a  respectful  j 
and  safe  environment  for  all  Canadians.  I  applaud  the  i 
13  councillors  who  knocked  down  this  motion,  and  I  j 
hope  to  see  CUSA  continuing  to  lobby  for  a  change  in  j 
CBS  policy. 

-  Rosie  Palazzo  \ 
Posted  on  july  12,  2012  j 


Respect  cyclist  safety 

When  going  straight  ahead,  use  the  right-hand  through 
lane.  Stay  about  one  metre  from  the  curb  to  avoid  curbside 
hazards  and  ride  in  a  straight  line. 

In  urban  areas  where  a  curb  lane  is  too  narrow  to  share 
safely  with  a  motorist,  it  is  legal  to  take  the  whole  lane  by 
riding  in  the  centre  of  it.  On  high-speed  roads,  it  is  not  safe 
to  take  the  whole  lane. 

To  move  left  in  a  lane,  shoulder  check,  signal,  left  and 
shoulder  check  again  then  move  to  the  centre  of  the  lane 
when  it  is  safe  to  do  so. 

Unfortunately,  a  passenger  in  a  truck  was  none  too 
pleased. 

As  the  truck  rushed  past  me,  a  man  in  the  passenger  seat 
leaned  out  and  screamed:  "don't  bike  in  the  middle  of  the 
road!"  After  cycling  to  work  for  about  two  months  and  be- 
ing tired  of  motorists  not  only  screaming  at  me,  but  getting 
upset  over  rules  set  out  by  the  MTO,  I  replied:  "I  am  a  metre 
away  from  the  curb!" 

Whenever  someone  shouts,  "Get  off  the  road!"  I  wonder 
where  they  think  I'll  go.  It  is  illegal  to  cycle  on  the  sidewalk. 
In  Ontario,  a  bicycle  is  considered  a  vehicle  and  must  adhere 
to  the  same  rules  of  the  road  as  a  car. 

I  don't  like  generalizing  people  as  motorists,  pedestrians, 
bus  users,  or  cyclists  because  it  ignores  that  we  might  be  all 
four,  or  implies  that  we  can  only  be  one  or  the  other.  I  take 
my  bike  on  the  bus.  I  walk.  I  don't  drive  because  I  don't  own 
a  car,  but  every  few  months,  I  catch  a  car  ride. 

Please,  if  you're  driving,  pay  attention.  Check  for  cyclists 
before  you  turn  onto  another  street.  Check  your  mirrors  be- 
fore opening  your  door  if  you're  parked  on  a  street  where  you 
might  hit  a  cyclist.  Please  don't  honk  at  a  cyclist.  It  doesn't 
help  and  it's  rather  scary,  making  us  likely  to  swerve.  Please, 
remember:  if  you  hit  someone  on  a  bicycle,  the  cyclist  will  be 
gravely  injured.  You  might  not  be. 

—  Tamara  Nalial, 
fourth-year  public  affairs  and  policy  management 

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Overheard  at  Carleton 

(In  tlw  Unicentre) 

Guy  1:  Carly  Rae  Jepsen  has  a  sex  tape! 
Guy  2 : 1  guess  somebody  decided  to  call  her. 

9  9  9 

Guy  1:  How  do  you  drown  a  hipster? 
Guy  2:  Umm.. 

Guy  1:  Throw  them  in  the  mainstream! 
Guy  2:  You're  amazing. 

9  9  9 

(At  Oliver's) 

Guy  1:  You're  late. 

Guy  2:  You're  fat. 

Guy  1:  Why  don't  you  go  play  a  game  of  hide  and  go 
fuck  yourself? 

999 

Girl  V.  I'm  kind  of  tired,  I  don't  think  1  can  come  out 
tonight. 

Girl  2:  No  problem  cutie! 

Girl  1:  You  are  so  inappropriate. 

You  don't  have  to  be  appropriate  to  email: 
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Opinions/Editorial 


July  26  -  August  29,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@clmrktan.ca 


Keep  programs  neutral 

Qrleton's  recent  decision  to  rework  the  donor  agreement 
the  master's  program  in  political  management  is  the  right 
e  It  should  remind  university  administrators  that  aca- 
irnic  integrity  should  never  be  compromised  for  money. 
Calgary  businessman  Clayton  Riddel!  donated  $15M  to 
irleton  University  in  2010  in  order  to  establish  Canada's 
st  graduate  program  in  political  management.  When  the 
ijversity  was  ordered  to  release  the  terms  of  the  donor 
reement,  it  was  revealed  that  Riddell's  foundation  was  al- 
,ved  to  appoint  two  of  the  four  people  who  determine  the 
ogram's  curriculum. 

Riddell  and  the  university  said  the  program  is  "avowedly 
ns-partisan,"  and  it  may  well  be.  But  giving  a  donor  such 
rieat  deal  of  control  over  the  direction  of  the  program, 
any  control  for  that  matter,  sets  a  dangerous  precedent 
j  makes  Carleton  academics  subject  to  the  biases  of  their 
nors. 

Donors  should  not  have  undue  influence  on  the  pro- 
Ls  they  fund,  especially  those  programs  of  a  political 
lure.  The  potential  to  bias  the  program  is  too  great.  Such 
abuse  would  have  serious  consequences  for  Carleton  stu- 
its  who  may  not  be  receiving  a  proper  education,  and  for 
integrity  of  the  university  as  a  whole. 
The  master's  in  political  management  is  meant  to  educate 
her  than  indoctrinate. 

Degree  programs  must  be  neutral  and  decisions  regarding 
xiculum  and  direction  must  be  made  by  independent  par- 
.  This  is  the  only  way  to  ensure  that  Carleton  students  are 
ting  the  highest  standard  of  education  possible.  □ 

Re-define  blues-less  fest 


/Vith  headliners  such  as  Tiesto,  Skrillex,  and  LMFAO, 
might  have  been  hard-pressed  to  find  a  legitimate 

tes  act  at  the  RBC  Royal  Bank  Bluesfest. 

Festival  organizers  made  no  attempt  to  deny  the  fact 
many  of  the  acts  were  electronic-based,  even  going 

far  as  branding  the  festival  "Electro-fied"  to  appeal  to 

tain  audiences. 

While  the  festival  lineup  was  not  without  its  share  of 
les  artists,  their  names  were  overshadowed  by  those 
might  be  classified  as  mainstream  popular  acts, 
i  a  name  such  as  the  Brothers  Chaffey,  a  bluesy  rock 
>up,  shines  through,  there  appears  to  be  hope  for  the 
■rival  as  a  showcase  for  the  genre. 

That  is,  until  you  discover  that  they've  been  seques- 
ed  to  the  Rideau  Centre  stage,  a  good  30  minutes  from 
main  festival  grounds. 

Approaching  its  twentieth  year,  the  festival  is  not  too 
'  to  rebrand  itself. 

The  festival  should  not  have  to  have  a  genre-specific 
considering  the  number  of  different  styles  the  lineup 
ludes. 

Festival  boss  Mark  Monahan  told  the  Ottawa  Citizen 
t  the  Bluesfest  business  model  guarantees  that  it  will 
/er  be  devoted  to  a  single  style  of  music. 
A  genre-neutral  name  like  Ottawa  Summer  Fest  would 
free  and  the  festival's  lineup  would  be  more  than 
)ugh  to  bring  in  the  numbers. 

At  this  point,  renaming  Bluesfest  after  the  extreme 
t  festival-goer  experience  might  be  more  appropriate 
n  trying  to  maintain  it  as  one  that  revolves  around  a 
genre.  □ 


charlatan  poll 

Have  you  donated  blood? 


CUSA  should  give  blood,  not  bans 


Abraham  Lau  is  a  third-year 
psychology  and  law  student  who  says 
tfmt  CUSA  should  reconsider  its  ban  on 
Canadian  Blood  Services. 


I  stepped  into  the  Senate  Room  in  Robertson  Hall  for  the 
first  time  July  9. 1  wasn't  there  for  the  free  air-conditioning 
or  a  place  to  use  wi-fi.  What  really  intrigued  me  was  the 
Carleton  University  Students'  Association  (CUSA)  vote  on 
whether  or  not  it  should  maintain  its  ban  on  the  Canadian 
Blood  Services  (CBS)  that  prohibits  the  organization  from 
using  its  space  on  campus. 

As  a  regular  blood  donor  with  several  years  of  experi- 
ence in  emergency  medical  situations,  I  wanted  this  ban 
removed  badly. 

CUSA  science  councillor  Gina  Parker  brought  forward  a 
motion  to  repeal  the  ban,  which  was  implemented  to  pro- 
test one  of  the  questions 


If  anything,  I  believe  repealing  the  ban 
on  CBS  would  bring  students  closer 
together  in  an  effort  to  save  lives, 
regardless  of  sexual  orientation. 


CBS  asks  for  the  purpose 
of  screening  for  HIV/ 
AIDS  in  men. 

It  reads:  "Since  1977, 
have  you  ever  had  sex 
with  another  man?" 

While  1  can  see  the  dis- 
criminatory effects  of  such 
a  question,  I  don't  believe 
this  ban   is  the  correct 

course  of  action.  Sarah  Cooper,  the  administrative  coordi- 
nator of  Carleton's  GLBTQ  Centre  for  Sexual  and  Gender 
Diversity,  told  council  during  the  debate  session  that  lifting 
the  ban  would  send  the  message  that  CUSA  doesn't  stand 
by  the  gay  community  at  Carleton. 
1  wholeheartedly  disagree. 

If  anything,  I  believe  repealing  the  ban  on  CBS  would 
bring  students  closer  together  in  an  effort  to  save  lives,  re- 
gardless of  sexual  orientation. 

I  agree  with  Parker,  whose  plan  seemed  able  to  appease 
both  sides:  donate  blood,  but  raise  awareness  about  the 
screening  question  and  its  effects  toward  our  LGBT  stu- 
dents with  posters  and  pamphlets. 

It  seems  reasonable  enough  to  me:  save  some  lives,  and 
increase  the  exposure  of  the  debate  on  this  backward  prac- 
tice. 


So  what  if  CBS  is  asking  a  silly  question?  Is  the  life  of  a 
victim  worth  more  than  personal  views? 

To  see  a  leukaemia  patient  go  from  lethargic  to  ener- 
getic in  a  matter  of  minutes  because  of  someone's  blood 
donation  convinced  me  to  donate  regularly,  even  if  CBS  is 
still  continuing  to  use  this  outdated,  homophobic  screen- 
ing process. 

Right  now,  I  can  hear  people  saying,  "Carleton  already 
holds  blood  drives  in  places  like  the  Fenn  Lounge."  Yes, 
they  do,  but  I  don't  feel  they  are  well-advertised  or  held  in 
places  with  high  enough  traffic  to  get  noticed.  I've  heard 
about  more  blood  drives  at  University  of  Ottawa  than  I 
have  at  Carleton  as  a  full-time  Carleton  student. 

One  of  the  main  problems  with  students  donating  is  not 
enough  time  in  a  day.  The  only  permanent  clinic  in  Ottawa 
is  on  Carling  Avenue,  which  receives  only  limited  transit 
service. 

And  what  if  you  don't  live 
along  the  bus  route?  You  have 
to  wait  until  a  mobile  blood 
clinic  sets  up  shop  in  your  area, 
and  hope  that  it's  on  a  day  that 
works  for  your  schedule. 

More  frequent  blood  drives 
would  allow  more  people  to  do- 
nate by  giving  students  who  are 
thinking  of  donating  the  time 
and  convenience  to  do  so. 
Moreover,  Parker's  plan  would  give  more  exposure  to 
this  controversial  question,  which  could  get  CBS  re-think- 
ing its  policies. 

Some  of  you  may  wonder  if  I'm  homophobic,  and  I  can 
say  that  I'm  not.  In  fact,  I  really  couldn't  care  less  what  my 
gay  friends  do  with  each  other.  And,  while  I  can  under- 
stand their  frustration  in  this  matter,  saving  lives  trumps 
everything  else,  in  my  opinion. 

Unfortunately,  Parker's  morion  was  struck  down  by  a 
vote  of  13-11,  with  CUSA  president  Alexander  Golovko 
abstaining.  I  see  this  ban  as  a  detrimental  policy  by  CUSA 
that  limits  critical  thinking  through  the  ignorance  of  non- 
donors. 

Now  if  you  don't  mind,  I'm  going  to  find  somewhere  to 
cool  off.  Maybe  that  permanent  CBS  clinic  would  do  —  they 
have  cookies.  □ 


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Commentary 


BY  CALUM  SLINGERLAND 


Another  summer,  another  year  at  Ottawa 
Bluesfest.  With  the  financial  instability  of  the 
Capital  Hoedown,  and  the  distance  between 
myself  and  other  popular  festivals  (see 
Edgefest,  Festival  d'ete,  Osheaga),  what  was 
a  young  man  who  needed  his  fix  of  summer 
concerts  to  do?  I  picked  myself  up  a  bracelet 
and  went  to  LeBreton  Flats  to  take  in  all  that 
this  year's  festival  had  to  offer.  Venturing 
down  for  eleven  of  the  twelve  days,  a  large 
number  of  acts  that  spanned  all  different 
genres  were  present  this  year,  offering  up 
a  musical  smorgasbord  that  would  appease 
any  listener. 

With  new  sponsor  the  Royal  Bank  of  Can- 
ada, this  year's  festival  was  presented  under 
the  moniker  "Electro-fied,"  hinting  strongly 
at  the  large  number  of  electronic  music  acts 
that  would  be  performing  over  the  next  two 
weeks.  From  the  first  announcement  of  the 
line-up  in  April,  longtime  fans  of  the  festival 
were  divided  on  the  sudden  onslaught  of 
electronic  acts  coming  to  the  festival.  World 
renowned  DJ's  such  as  Tiesto,  Skrillex,  and 
Diplo  turned  the  main  stage  area  into  an  all- 


For  more  coverage  . . .  


out  dance  party  on  their  respective  nights, 
offering  up  more  lights,  effects,  and  booming 
bass  than  you  could  shake  a  stick  at.  Smaller 
stages  played  host  to  various  DJ  acts  as  well, 
with  Paul  Oakenfold,  A-Trak,  MSTRKRFT, 
and  even  pop  duo  Chromeo  stopping  by  to 
spin  a  few  tracks. 

The  "Electro-fied"  theme  also  brought  in 
many  hip-hop  acts  this  year,  with  the  main 
stage  playing  host  to  rap  giant  Snoop  Dogg. 
Young  rap  prodigy  A$AP  Rocky  also  made 
an  appearance,  while  Outkast's  Big  Boi 
played  an  excellent  set  featuring  both  solo 
material  and  numerous  Outkast  classics. 
K'naan  delivered  a  solid  performance  on 
the  closing  day  despite  being  rushed  onstage 
due  to  earlier  delays,  and  The  Weeknd  won 
over  the  hearts  of  many  in  the  crowd  with 
his  smooth,  soulful  stylings. 

Of  course,  Bluesfest  also  made  sure  to 
bring  a  wide  range  of  rock  acts  into  the 
fold.  A  large  contingent  of  Canadian  tal- 
ent was  present,  including  the  Arkells,  Big 
Wreck,  The  Sheepdogs,  Our  Lady  Peace, 
and  Metric.  International  acts  were  also  fea- 
tured quite  prominently,  with  Iron  Maiden 
making  their  return  to  capital  with  touring 
partner  Alice  Cooper.  Aging  punks  Bad  Re- 
ligion, having  agreed  to  take  a  headlining 


LMFAO  was  one  of  the  many  acts  that  graced 
the  Bluesfest  stages.  ||  photo  by  Oi  iver  Sachcau 


Anything  but  blue 

CALUM  SLINGERLAND,  MATT  BLENKARN, 

and  Joelle  Dahan  share  their  Bluesfest 
experiences  in  our  online  coverage  of 
the  festival. 


The  Amazing  Spider-man 
Columbia  Pictures 

When  I  went  to  see  this  movie,  I  have 
to  admit  I  was  there  for  the  masked 
icon  — I  wanted  to  see  Spidey  again  in 
all  his  web-slinging  glory,  stopping  evil- 
doers and  saving  the  day.  And  for  the 
most  part,  it  satisfied:  I  was  impressed  by 
its  action,  thrilled  by  its  sequences,  and 
was  intrigued  by  its  storytelling.  But  by 
the  end  of  the  movie,  something  strange 
happened. 

I  no  longer  cared  about  all  that,  because 


spot  only  two  weeks  in  advance,  put  on  a 
very  energetic  show  for  the  Ottawa  crowd, 
while  metal  favourites  Mastodon  also 
brought  their  progressive  stylings  to  the 
festival. 

Aside  from  the  bigger  acts,  there  were  also 
a  number  of  pleasant  surprises  on  the  smaller 
stages  around  the  festival.  Hip-hop  veteran 
Chali  2Na  played  an  inspired  set  to  a  smaller 
crowd  on  the  Electro  stage,  showing  off  his 
serious  wordplay  skills.  Another  was  the 
notable  sci-fi  hip-hop  collective  Deltron  3030, 
who  showcased  some  new  material  from 
the  anticipated  follow-up  to  their  critically 
acclaimed  first  album.  Performing  with  an 
entire  string  section,  brass  section,  and  male 
and  female  choirs,  this  was  a  sonic  experience 
not  to  be  missed.  Soul  singer  Charles  Bradley, 
The  Hold  Steady,  Plants  and  Animals,  The 
Dirty  Heads,  Young  the  Giant,  and  Carleton 
University's  own  Kalle  Mattson  were  some  of 
the  other  notables  I  had  the  great  pleasure  of 
watching  throughout  the  weeks. 

Festival  head  Mark  Monahan  said  he 
believes  the  focus  on  electronic  music  was 
key  in  attracting  a  large  crowd  to  this  year's 
Bluesfest.  While  not  matching  last  year's 
total  crowd  of  300,000,  festival  organizers 
confirmed  the  Skrillex  concert  alone  brought 


the  performers  did  the  rare  thing  of  making 
me  fall  in  love  with  them. 

Thi'  Amazing  Spider-Man,  directed  by 
Marc  Webb,  who  brought  you  the  beloved 
500  Days  of  Summer,  enters  new  territory  for 
the  blockbuster  line  of  superhero  films— 
that  is,  a  territory  footed  in  the  reality  and 
the  familiarity  of  the  foolhardy  jungle  that 
is  teen  life. 

But  don't  worry,  it's  still  epic.  The  story 
follows  Peter  Parker,  played  this  time 
around  by  Andrew  Garfield,  as  he  tries  to 
uncover  the  mystery  of  his  missing  parents 
and  accidentally  conceives  of  the  birth  of  a 
new  villain,  The  Lizard. 


over  10,000  fans  last-minute,  a  festival 
ord  for  walk-up  attendance. 

"I  would  say  that  Tiesto  was  probably  n 
was  big  a  crowd  as  I  expected,  and  Skrill 
was  much  bigger  than  I  expected"  Mon 
told  the  Ottawa  Citizen. 

Monahan  also  went  on  to  tell  flw  Ci 
izen  that  the  "Electro-fied"  branding  m 
also  have  put  the  idea  in  public's  head  th 
Bluesfest  had  completely  gone  electron! 
He  denied  any  such  shift  in  style  happeninf 

"We  know  there's  not  enough  blues  fa 
or  classic  rock  fans  that  would  make  t' 
thing  viable,"  Monahan  told  tlie  Citizen.  "■ 
I'm  trying  to  program  this  so  that  it  will  a 
peal  to  a  certain  audience,  and  bring  the 
to  the  festival,  whether  it's  one  night  or 
nights.  My  feeling  is  I'd  rather  be  inclusi 
rather  than  exclusive." 

Though  the  line-up  has  indeed  seen  b~ 
ter  days,  it  can  be  said  that  the  2012  edition 
Bluesfest  in  Ottawa  included  its  fair  share 
highlights  and  notable  acts.  Personally,  1' 
proud  to  have  our  city  play  host  to  a  wo 
derfully  diverse  festival  each  summer. 

With  the  festival's  20th  anniversary  co 
ing  up  next  year,  Monahan  and  his  festiv 
team  will  certainly  be  hard-pressed  to  plea 
everyone. 


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Finding  time  for  folk 


byCassieAvlward 


For  many  young  bands,  having 
four  months  a  year  for  practice 
and  concerts  may  be  a  bit  discour- 
aging- 

However,  Ottawa-based  folk 
band  The  Musettes  didn't  let 
studying  at  different  universities 
during  the  school  year  halt  their 
efforts. 

"We  all  totally  have  different 
schedules  so  during  the  year  for 
the  past  four  years  we're  all  at  dif- 
ferent universities  so  the  only  time 
we  have  to  play  together  is  the 
summer  time,"  said  Meaghan  La- 
Grandeur,  the  band's  vocalist  and 
violinist,  as  well  an  international 
development  student  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Ottawa. 

Vocalist  and  guitarist  Laura 
Inostroza  said  even  while  in  the 
same  city,  the  girls'  schedules 
can  be  very  opposite,  so  they 
often  rehearse  in  public  in  order 
to  accommodate  all  three  of  their 
hectic  schedules. 

"Half  of  our  practices  end  up 
being  busking  sessions  because 
people  just  walk  by  and  listen," 
said  Inostroza,  a  neuroscience  stu- 
dent at  Carleton. 

LaGrandeur,  Inostroza,  and 
vocalist  and  guitarist  Rachel  Har- 
[  rison,  met  each  other  through  the 
music  program  at  Canterbury 
High  School,  an  arts-oriented  high 
school  in  Ottawa.  LaGrandeur 
was  studying  in  the  strings  pro- 
gram, and  Inostroza  and  Harrison 
in  the  vocal  program. 

LaGrandeur  said  the  three  of 
them  started  jamming  together 
while  they  were  in  Grade  12. 
LaGrandeur  and  Inostroza  said 


Musettes  guitarist  and  vocalist  Laura  inostroza  (right)  says  "half  of  [their]  practices 
end  up  being  busking  sessions."  1 1  photo  courtesy  of  Ming  Wu 


they've  drawn  influence  for  their 
energetic,  folk-pop  sound  from  a 
number  of  different  types  of  music, 
from  Gordon  Lightfood  to  Mum- 
ford  and  Sons. 

In  2009,  the  Musettes  entered  a 
contest  for  a  performance  slot  dur- 
ing the  Ottawa  Folk  Festival.  After 
the  year-long  selection  process,  the 
girls  landed  a  spot  in  the  festival. 

"We  never  thought  we'd  ac- 
tually advance  but  we  won  that 
round  and  got  to  play  against 
only  two  other  bands  in  the  finals 
and  they  chose  us,"  LaGrandeur 
said. 

She  said  it  was  that  point  that 
saw  the  group  take  their  music 
more  seriously. 

Over  the  past  year  and  a  half, 
they've  played  several  venues 
across  the  city  including  Zaphod 
Beeblebrox  and  The  Lunenberg 
pub,  Inostroza  said. 

Harrison    recently  received 


a  diploma  in  zoology  from  the 
University  of  Guelph.  Inostroza 
said  now  that  Harrison  is  finished 
school  and  back  in  Ottawa,  they'll 
be  playing  as  many  shows  as  pos- 
sible. 

In  early  August,  they'll  be  play- 
ing the  Blue  Skies  folk  festival,  a 
small,  grassroots  music  festival  in 
a  remote  campground  outside  of 
Ottawa.  This  year's  line-up,  al- 
though not  officially  announced,  is 
rumoured  to  feature  the  Arrogant 
Worms. 

The  Musettes  now  have  over 
2,000  fans  on  Facebook,  and  have 
said  they're  working  on  further 
plans,  including  music  videos,  for 
the  upcoming  year. 

"Hopefully  after  Blue  Skies, 
we'll  keep  busy,"  LaGrandeur 
said.  "We  are  planning  a  bit  of  a 
tour.  We  don't  know  where  yet, 
but  hopefully  we'll  be  able  to  fit 
that  in  the  new  year."  □ 


The  Dark  Knight  Rises 
Warner  Bros.  Pictures 

Four  years  after  the  release 
of  the  Academy  Award-winning 
film  Tiie  Dark  Knight,  Christopher 
Nolan  attempts  to  once  again  cre- 
ate a  top-notch  Batman  film.  Does 
he  succeed?  He  does  indeed.  The 
Dark  Knight  Rises  is  an  intelligent, 
action-packed  film  that  may  bring 
its  audience  to  tears  while  still  re- 
maining highly  entertaining. 

After  eight  years  of  hiding. 
Batman  is  forced  to  reemerge  and 
face  Gotham's  new  terrorist:  Bane. 
As  Bane  aims  to  bring  a  revolu  Hon 
upon  Gotham,  a  weakened  Bruce 
Wayne  must  once  again  put  the 
mask  of  Batman  on  and  save  a  city 
which  has  dubbed  him  a  villain. 
However,  Bane  proves  to  be  more 
powerful  than  Batman  antici- 
pates, which  increases  Batman's 
struggle  to  be  renewed. 

Vie  Dark  Knight  Rises  is  full 
of  twists  and  turns,  but  also  pro- 
vides a  very  talented  cast.  While 
Christian  Bale  often  provides  a 
mediocre  portrayal  of  Batman/ 
Bruce  Wayne,  he  d  isplayed 
growth  as  an  actor  in  diis  film  and 
delivered  a  more  convincing  hero 
than  expected. 

Nevertheless,  he  is  no  match 
for  Joseph  Gordon-Levitt's  per- 
formance is  Detective  Blake,  the 
underlying  hero  of  the  film.  He 
gives  a  very  impressive  perform- 
ance and  adds  charisma  to  any 
scene  he  appears  in. 

Not  only  does  the  movie  pro- 
vide memorable  heroes,  but  it 


provides  an  even  better  villain. 
Tom  Hardy  delivers  a  great  per- 
formance of  an  epic  Bane.  A 
deadly  villain,  Bane  is  amaz- 
ing for  the  audience  to  watch 
grow  and  terrorize  Gotham.  His 
entrance  to  the  movie  alone  is 
warrant  enough  to  be  called  an 
impressive  villain. 

Sadly,  because  Bane  is  such 
an  outstanding  character.  Cat- 
woman  is  pathetic  in  comparison. 
Although  she  is  an  average  writ- 
ten character,  Anne  Hathaway 
delivered  the  part  well  and  added 
the  proper  level  of  sass  that  Cat- 
woman  needs.  Her  talent  made 
up  for  a  poorly  written  character 
•in  comparison  with  the  others  Tlie 
Dark  Knight  Rises  provides. 

While  Vie  Dark  Knight  Rises  has 
a  good  frame,  the  glue  that  really 
holds  it  together  and  is  the  driving 
force  of  the  movie  is  Hans  Zimmer. 
His  music  sets  the  tone  and  really 
pulls  the  audience  into  the  movie. 
Not  one  note  is  out  of  place  the 
entire  film  and  is  easily  the  master- 
mind to  the  audience's  enjoyment 
of  the  film.  Each  part  of  the  score 
fit  perfectly  and  there  was  not  one 
piece  that  required  alteration.  Any 
faults  the  movie  possesses  are  recti- 
fied due  to  his  score. 

What  really  adds  to  Vie  Dark 
Knight  Rises'quality  is  thesymbol- 
ism  itprovidesthatnotonly  movie 
lovers  can  enjoy,  but  history  buffs 
as  well.  Bane's  desire  to  create  a 
rebellion  throughout  Gotham 
parallels  the  Russian  Revolution, 
allowing  the  audience's  mind  to 
draw  connections  from  tlie  movie 
to  events  in  history. 

—  Alex  Smith-Eivemark 

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Wintersleep  not  ready  to  hibernate 


by  Matt  Blenkarn 


Sex,  drugs,  and  rock  and  roll  is 
the  old  cliche.  But  indie  rock  band 
Wintersleep  chose  a  less  extrava- 
gant lifestyle  as  they  recorded  their 
most  recent  album,  Hello  Hum. 

"There  was  a  badminton  court 
[at  the  studio],"  drummer  Loel 
Campbell  said.  "We  had  a  lot  of 
laughs  together  and  a  lot  of  heated 
badminton  moments," 

The  JUNO  award-winning 
"and,  originally  from  Halifax,  also 
includes  singer/ guitarist  Paul  Mur- 
Pny,  two  guitarists/ keyboardists 
'n  Tim  D'Eon  and  Jon  Samuel,  and 
"assist  Mike  Bigelow.  Wintersleep 
recorded  Hello  Hum  with  produ- 
cts Tony  Doogan  (Mogwai,  Belle 
and  Sebastian)  and  Dave  Fridmann 
(Mercury  Rev,  the  Flaming  Lips)  at 
Tarbox  Road  Studios  in  New  York. 

The  mood  in  the  studio  was 
very  relaxed,  Campbell  said.  To 
record  their  previous  album,  New 
Inheritors,  he  said  the  band  had  to 
deal  with  anxiety  going  to  and  from 
'ne  studio  each  day.  This  time,  the 
band  lived  on-site  at  Tarbox  Road, 
which  Fridmann  owns. 


Wintersleep's  new  album  sums  up  the  group's  his  tor  /  as  it  enters  its  second  decade,  says  drurr 


r  Loel  Campbell.   [|  provided 


"We  would  just  sleep  there  and 
wake  up  and  all  have  our  coffee 
together,  and  then  get  right  back 
to  what  we  started  on  the  night  be- 
fore," Campbell  said. 

This,  and  the  fact  that  the " 
band  also  wrote  the  album  while 
off  tour,  helped  give  Hello  Hum  a 
much  lighter  outlook  than  past 
Wintersleep  albums,  Campbell 
added.  Themes  from  past  records 


still  carry  though. 

"I  think  Paul  has  certain  themes 
that  he  touches  on,  goes  back  to," 
Campbell  said.  "You'll  see  similar 
characters  just  touched  on  through 
different  songs.  But  1  think  for  the 
majority  of  the  record,  it's  pretty 
light." 

The  band  also  looked  to  the  past 
as  they  recorded  the  album. 

"I  think  we  were  just  aiming  , 


to  make  it  as  simple  as  possible  to 
make  music,"  Campbell  said  with 
a  chuckle.  "To  basically  go  back 
to  where  we  started,  but  with  a  lot 
more  knowledge  of  how  to  get  the 
things  in  your  head  onto  the  speak- 
ers." 

The  album  sums  up  Winter- 
sleep's  history  as  it  enters  its 
second  decade,  Campbell  said. 
This  longevity  pushes  the  band  to 


keep  things  lively,  he  added. 

"Every  year  we  do  it  is  more 
pressure  to  do  things  better," 
Campbell  said.  "We  don't  think 
that  we're  turning  into  a  stale  Can- 
Rock  band." 

The  band  also  reinterprets  older 
songs  live  to  keep  things  fresh. 
"Weighty  Ghost,"  Wintersleep's 
biggest  hit,  has  gone  through 
many  changes,  Campbell  said, 
while  other  songs  give  the  band 
the  chance  to  improvise  freely. 
The  band's  chemistry  makes  this 
ad-libbing  a  lot  of  fun,  he  added. 

"It's  pretty  intuitive  the  way 
that  we  approach  things.  Things 
will  change,  but  it's  very  natural, 
and  we  usually  don't  even  talk 
about  it.  It  just  kind  of  happens," 
Campbell  said,  laughing. 

It's  this  fun  that  helps  Winter- 
sleep  push  on  after  more  than  ten 
years  together,  he  added. 

"Everybody  cares  about  [the 
band]  just  as  much  as  when  we 
started,"  Campbell  said.  "It's  in- 
teresting being  in  a  band  for  so 
long,  but  it's  still  really  fun  and  we 
still  really  get  along  making  music 
together."  •  □ 


Snorts  — 

Raising  money  to  raise  a  banner 


12 

July  26  -  August  29,  2012 
Sports  Editor:  Jon  Willemsen  •  sports@diarlnlim.cn 


by  Clayton  Johns 


The  Carleton  Ravens  base- 
ball team  held  a  golf  tournament 
July  7  to  raise  funds  to  host  the 
Canadian  Intercollegiate  Base- 
ball Association  (CIBA)  National 
Championship  in  October. 

The  participants,  including  cur- 
rent players,  alumni,  and  family 
raised  $2,500  for  the  team,  accord- 
ing to  head  coach  Rick  Young. 

The  team  receives  approximately 
one-quarter  of  its  funding  from  the 
athletic  department,  Young  said. 

He  said  the  remainder  of  the 
budget  is  paid  through  fundrais- 
ing  and  player  fees,  which  range 
from  $300  to  $400  per  season. 

As  a  result,  fourth-year  student 
and  second  baseman  Adam  Lague 
said  fundraising  has  become  a  sig- 
nificant part  of  the  team's  identity 
and  a  bonding  experience. 

"We  all  feel  it's  a  pretty  im- 
portant thing.  We're  all  university 
students,  we're  not  rich,"  he  said. 

"We  can't  just  throw  money  at 
everything,  so  we  have  to  fund- 
raise." 

Lague  said  they  are  planning 
more  fundraising  events  through- 
out the  school  year,  including  a 
still-to-be-determined  pub  crawl. 

Despite  the  need  to  fundraise, 
Young  insists  the  team  is  not  dis- 
satisfied with  the  commitment 
they  receive  from  the  Carleton  ath- 
letics department. 

"The  baseball  staff  is  very  happy 
and  impressed  with  the  hard  work 


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that  people  at  [Carleton]  Athletics 
do,"  Young  said  via  email. 

"[They]  always  make  time  for 
us  and  went  above  and  beyond  to 
support  the  club  as  we  headed  to 
Moncton  for  nationals  last  year." 

Bob  Rumscheidt,  the  manager 
of  Intemniversity  Programs  at 
Carleton,  said  the  baseball  team 
receives  an  operating  grant  for 
funding  from  the  athletics  depart- 
ment, and  the  team  has  always 
chosen  that  process  since  they  be- 
came a  competitive  club. 

"Competitive  clubs  have  the 
choice  to  enter  as  many  tourna- 
ments as  they  want,"  he  added. 
"They  can  enter  a  lot  and  have 


extra  fundraising,  or  not  go  in  as 
many  tournaments  and  not  spend 
as  much.  Our  baseball  team  wants 
to  do  more,  so  they  are  happy  to 
take  it  upon  themselves  to  pay  for 
those  extra  costs." 

The  2012  CIBA  National  Cham- 
pionship, held  October  19-21  at 
Kinsmen  Field  In  Kanata,  will 
require  a  financial  commitment 
upfront,  but  Young  said  he  be- 
lieves the  team  will  ultimately 
benefit  from  the  opportunity. 

"There  are  some  costs  associ- 
ated with  hosting  the  nationals, 
but  at  the  same  time  there's  the  op- 
portunity to  recoup  those  costs," 
Young  said.  "Nationals  should  be 


a  money  maker  for  us." 

The  Ravens  are  the  defending 
CIBA  Northern  Conference  Cham- 
pions, and  after  losing  just  one 
starting  player  to  graduation,  the 
team  is  in  a  strong  position  to 
repeat  with  most  of  the  starting 
lineup  returning  for  the  upcoming 
2012-13  season. 

After  dropping  the  CIBA  na- 
tional semifinal  game  last  season  to 
the  Humber  College  Hawks,  out-  , 
fielder  Ben  Milinkovich  said  the 
Ravens  are  eager  to  win  at  home 
in  2012. 

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Local  hockey  talents  choose  Carleton 


by  Jamie  Shinkewski 


The  Carleton  Ravens  men's 
hockey  team  has  added  two  local 
players  to  its  roster. 

Forward  Mitchell  Porowski  and 
goaltender  Francis  Dupuis  com- 
mitted to  the  team  and  will  don  the 
red,  white,  and  black  this  upcom- 
ing season. 

Both  players  were  born  in  1991, 
which  means  they  have  surpassed 
their  junior  hockey  eligibility.  Poro- 
wski, who  hails  from  Ottawa,  just 
finished  a  four-year  junior  career 
where  he  played  for  a  total  of  three 
teams  in  three  different  leagues. 

He  split  his  first  year  between 
the  Pembroke  Lumber  Kings  of  the 
Central  Canada  Hockey  League 
(CCHL)  and  the  Gatineau  Olym- 
piques  of  the  Quebec  Major  Junior 
Hockey  League  (QMJHL). 

He  then  played  two  full  seasons 
with  Gatineau  before  jumping  to 
the  Ontario  Hockey  League  (OHL) 
to  play  for  the  Brampton  Battalion 
this  past  season,  where  he  set  a  ca- 
reer high  with  17  goals. 

Over  his  junior  career  Porowski 
tallied  207  penalty  minutes  and 
103  points  in  231  games  played. 

Porowski  said  he  is  excited  to 
begin  the  next  chapter  of  his  hockey 


Porowski  issettling  into  his  new  home:  the  Ice  House.  1 1  photo  bv  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


career  with  his  hometown  Ravens. 

"I  chose  Carleton  over  a  few 
other  schools  because  their  hockey 
team  is  very  professional,  and  [coach 
Marty  Johnstonj's  perspective  on 
the  game  is  really  professional," 
Porowski  said.  "The  school  is  pretty 
close  to  my  front  door  steps  and  1 
can  see  all  my  friends  again." 

Porowski,  a  towering  presence 
at  6' 4,  said  he  is  ready  for  the  chal- 


lenge of  playing  in  the  Canadian 
Intemniversity  Sport  (CIS). 

"I've  heard  guys  are  a  little  bit 
faster,  a  little  bit  bigger,"  he  said.  "I 
have  to  be  prepared  to  use  my  size 
and  understand  guys  are  going  to 
be  older  and  have  more  experience 
than  I've  had." 

Dupuis,  an  Orleans  native,  joins 
a  Ravens  squad  that  had  solid  goal- 
tending  last  season  with  Matthew 


Dopud  and  Ryan  Dube.  Dupuis 
played  five  seasons,  mostly  in  the 
CCHL,  with  four  different  teams. 

He  played  the  past  two  seasons 
with  the  Pembroke  Lumber  Kings, 
leading  his  club  to  a  victory  in 
the  RBC  Cup  in  2011.  Last  season, 
Dupuis  recorded  25  wins  and  17 
losses  with  a  .919  save  percentage. 

"I  wanted  to  come  back  and 
play  for  my  hometown,"  Dupuis 
said.  "Carleton,  having  a  solid 
program  like  that,  made  it  an  easy 
decision." 

Like  Porowski,  Dupuis  said  he 
is  excited  for  the  challenge  of  play- 
ing in  the  CIS,  but  said  he  is  aware 
that  it  will  be  a  huge  change  from 
the  junior  level. 

"The  speed,  definitely,"  said 
Dupuis  in  regards  to  the  biggest 
difference  he  expects.  "I'm  going 
to  play  with  graduated  major  jun- 
ior players.  It's  going  to  be  a  bit  of 
a  faster  pace  for  me,  but  I  think  I'm 
ready  for  it." 

Dupuis  is  not  a  complete 
stranger  to  the  major  junior  level, 
having  played  three  games  with 
the  OHL's  Guelph  Storm  in  the 
2008-09  season. 

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One  year  in, 
one  year  away 

It'sbeen  a  year  since  the  return 
of  the  Carleton  Ravens  football 
team  was  announced,  and  those 
bringing  it  back  are  doing  their 
best  to  ensure  the  hype  and  an- 
ticipation doesn't  die  down  in 
advance  of  the  Ravens'  opening 
season  in  2013. 

"We  need  to  be  making  sure 
that  every  month  we're  in  the 
news  and  that  people  are  talking 
about  us,"  Ravens  head  coach 
Steve  Sumarah  said. 

Old  Crows  president  Kevin 
McKerrow,  Carleton  president 
Roseann  Runte,  and  Carleton' s 
director  of  athletics  and  recrea- 
tion Jennifer  Brenning  made  the 
announcement  last  July  that  foot- 
ball was  returning  to  Carleton. 
Since  then,  the  pieces  of  the  team 
have  slowly  fallen  into  place. 

Thomas  Timlin  was  named 
manager  of  football  operations  in 
September,  the  first  major  hiring 
for  the  team.  After  a  nationwide 
search  for  a  head  coach  in  Decem- 
ber, Sumarah  was  appointed  head 
coach  at  the  start  of  the  new  year. 

This  year  it  seems  the  Ravens 
have  already  started  to  renew 
their  long-standing  rivalry  with 
the  University  of  Ottawa  Gee- 
Gees.  Both  the  Gee-Gees'  former 
head  coach,  J.P.  Asselin,  and  their 
former  offensive  co-ordinator, 
Chris  Coulson,  joined  the  Ravens 
as  the  offensive  co-ordinator  and 
offensive  line  coach,  respectively. 

Sumarah  said  he  expects  a 
few  more  coaching  positions  to 
be  announced  within  the  next 
couple  of  months. 

"We're  still  looking  for  a  de- 
fensive co-ordinator,  a  special 
teams  co-ordinator  and  another 
couple  position  jobs,"  he  said, 

But  the  team's  biggest  focus 
right  now? 

"Recruiting,  recruiting,  re- 
cruiting," Sumarah  said. 

Dechaun  Beats  and  Jesse  Mills, 
former  high  school  teammates 
from  Halifax,  have  already  com- 
mitted to  play  for  the  Ravens,  and 
Sumarah  said  he  expects  to  make 
more  recruiting  announcements 
once  the  high  school  football  sea- 
son begins. 

—  Eiika  Stork 

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Schedules  unveiled 

Callum  Micucci  breaks  down 
the  exhibition  and  regular 

season  schedules  for  both  the 
Ravens  men's  and  women's 
basketball  squads,  including 
the  upcoming  Cross-Border 
Battle  against  NCAA  teams. 


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YOUR  CUSA  PRESIDENT 


Hey  Ravens! 


It  is  my  pleasure  to  welcome 
you  back  for  the  2012  -  2013 
school  year!  For  those  of  you 
arriving  at  Carleton  for  the  first 
time,  I  would  like  to  welcome 
you  on  behalf  of  the  Carleton 
University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA).  Our  diverse  team  of 
executives,  councillors  and  staff 
are  here  to  make  your  time 
here  at  Carleton  a  memorable 
one.  Our  mandate  is  to 
represent  your  interests, 
improve  student  life  and  foster 
a  feeling  of  community  among 
all  students.  We  do  this  by 
operating  a  number  of 
businesses,  service  centres  and 
events  throughout  the  year.  To 
learn  more  about  these  check 
out  our  website  or  come  by  our 
office  to  pick  up  this  year's 
handbook  and  pay  us  a  visit! 

All  the  best  on  a  great  school 
year! 

Alexander  Golovko 
President,  CUSA 


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GSA  rejects  CUSA  health  plan  change 


y  AVERY  ZlNGEL 


Carleton's  undergraduate  and 
raduate  student  unions  are  in 
inflict  over  a  change  to  their  joint 
judent  health  plan. 

The  Carieton  University  Stu- 
ents'  Association  (CUSA)  has 
•rminated  its  contracts  with  Green 
hield  Canada,  the  health  plan 
rovider,  and  Morneau  Sheppell, 
ie  insurance  brokerage  company, 
ccording  to  CUSA  vice-president 
jnance)  Michael  De  Luca. 

CUSA  councillors  met  July  27 
nd  amended  the  meaning  of  'ref- 
rendum'  in  the  CUSA  bylaws,  so  a 
^ferendum  amongst  the  Board  of 
rustees  could  be  held  to  terminate 
imtracts  related  to  the  joint  health, 
ental,  and  accident  plan. 

CUSA  is  now  moving  forward 
'ith  Student  Care,  an  to  imple- 
ient  a  health  plan  for  Sept.  1. 
,-udent  Care  is  currently  working 
n  CUSA's  behalf  to  establish  an 
isurance  plan  with  Desjardins, 
ie  Luca  said. 

Students  will  find  out  about  the 
langes  to  the  plan  this  September 
irough  a  strong  communications 
impaign,  De  Luca  said. 

The  decision  to  make  a  health 
lan  change  over  the  summer 
ithout  a   student  referendum 

"highly  problematic  and  cal- 
jlated,"  Graduate  Students' 
ssociation  (GSA)  president  Kelly 
lack  said. 

The  motion  to  change  the  mean- 
ig  of  'referendum'  passed  with 
?  councillors  in  favour,  and  10 
gainst,  De  Luca  said. 

However,  there  is  disagreement 
xmt  the  meaning  of  'referendum.' 
change  in  the  health  plan  would 
;quire  a  referendum  of  CUSA's 
lembership,  Black  said. 


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The  agreement  signed  between 
CUSA  and  the  GSA  in  2000  is  still 
in  "full  force  and  effect,"  Black 
said.  "Referendum  was  never 
meant  to  mean  three  members  of 
the  CUSA's  Board  of  Trustees." 

The  GSA  will  not  join  CUSA  in 
the  new  plan,  and  would  pursue 
any  necessary  legal  action  against 
CUSA,  Black  said. 

"Frankly,  we  would  be  derelict 
in  our  duties  to  our  students  to 
take  this  five-year  plan  that  CUSA 
has  chosen  to  turn  to,"  Black  said. 

With  Student  Care,  students 
will  now  be  able  to  receive  opt-outs 
via  direct  deposit  and  customize 
their  coverage  online,  De  Luca  said 
via  email. 

CUSA  has  negotiated  with  Stu- 
dent Care  to  include  the  dental 
and  optometry  enhancements  that 
were  part  of  the  Morneau  Sheppell 
agreement,  De  Luca  said. 

According  to  a  CUSA  mem- 
bership advisory,  undergraduate 
students  tend  to  make  fewer  in- 


surance claims  than  graduate 
students.  This  means  that  if  gradu- 
ate students  had  a  separate  health 
plan,  they  would  pay  a  higher  pre- 
mium. 

The  advisory  says  graduate  stu- 
dents have  avoided  this  by  being 
included  in  the  CUSA  health  plan 
and  "passing  on  their  higher  insur- 
ance costs  to  the  undergraduate 
population." 

By  switching  to  the  new  plan, 
every  graduate  and  undergradu- 
ate student  would  save  £17.30  per 
year  However,  if  the  GSA  pulls 
out  of  the  plan,  each  undergradu- 
ate student  would  save  £28.15  per 
year,  De  Luca  wrote. 

The  estimated  cost  of  a  legal 
battle  would  depend  on  the  ac- 
tions of  Morneau  Sheppell  and  the 
GSA,  De  Luca  said.  "If  they  choose 
to  make  this  as  confrontational  as 
possible,  CUSA  has  performed 
a  reasonable  worst-case  analysis 
with  its  legal  counsel." 

De  Luca  could  not  disclose  the 


figures  due  to  legal  considerations. 

"The  actions  of  the  GSA  to  date 
[...]  should  all  give  us  pause  about 
the  relationships  GSA  has  with 
these  companies  and  what  the 
underlying  motivations  actually 
are,"  De  Luca  wrote. 

The  past  broker  had  an  infer- 
ior and  more  costly  plan,  De  Luca 
said. 

De  Luca  called  the  agreement 
between  CUSA  and  the  GSA  "pred- 
atory" and  said  the  referendum 
clause  is  "abusive"  and  "intended 
to  make  it  highly  onerous"  for 
CUSA  to  exit  the  agreement. 

"The  partisan  nature  of  CUSA 
council  is  really  present,"  Black 
said.  "You  have  people  from  last 
year  that  would  have  condemned 
fast  year's  executive  for  anything 
that  they  did  and  praise  this  year's 
executive  for  anything  they  do." 

CUSA  approached  a  single 
broker  and  did  not  perform  a 
tendering  process,  Black  wrote 
in  the  GSA  open  letter  July  31.  A 


tendering  process  occurs  when  an 
organization  puts  out  an  official 
invitation  for  applications  from 
service  providers. 

Partisanship  played  no  part  in 
the  decision  to  change  the  health 
plan,  De  Luca  said,  adding  that  de- 
cisions were  made  in  consideration 
of  cost-benefit  to  students. 

Undergraduate  students  will 
continue  to  receive  the  same  cover- 
age without  disruption  for  the 
upcoming  school  year,  according 
to  a  letter  to  CUSA  from  Student 
Care  confirming  coverage. 

CUSA  has  brought  in  an  in- 
dependent pharmaceutical  expert 
to  perform  an  analysis  between 
the  two  plans  to  ensure  they  are 
exactly  the  same,  De  Luca  said. 

"We're  not  willing  to  take  our 
membership  down  a  path  of  un- 
knowns for  the  word  of  Michael 
De  Luca."  Black  said. 

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Student  receives  apology  for  online  images 


v  Holly  Stanczak 


Carieton  student  Raphael 
[eketele  apologized  Aug.  24 
>r  creating  seven  of  the  image 
lacros  that  spurred  an  investiga- 
pn  by  Carieton  and  the  Ottawa 
olice  Department  into  hate  crimes 
gainst  student  Arun  Smith. 
:  "I  would  like  to  apologize 
p  the  seven  'memes'  featuring 
our  image  that  I  posted  online," 
?ad  Deketele's  apology  to  Smith. 
While  my  intent  was  simply  to 
>ake  some  light-hearted  jokes  at 
aur  expense,  and  not  to  threaten 
c  abuse  you,  it  was  nonetheless 
r°ng  of  me  to  write  about  you  in 
Jch  a  way  on  a  public  forum." 

When  Smith  carne  across  the 
^  image  macros  created  about 
lrri  'n  April,  he  reported  them  to 
arleton  Student  Affairs,  as  well 
s  the  Ottawa  Police  Department, 
hording  to  Smith,  Deketele  ad- 
utted  responsibility  for  seven  of 
le  macros  during  the  investiga- 


tion launched  by  Ryan  Flannagan, 
Director  of  Student  Affairs. 

Smith  said  Deketele  commit- 
ted harassment  under  the  Carieton 
University  Student  Rights  and 
Responsibilities  Code,  and  was 
directed  to  submit  to  Student  Af- 
fairs a  written  apology  to  Smith 
and  an  essay  on  hate  crimes  affect- 
ing the  GLBTQ  community  by  Aug 
31. 

Smith  accepted  the  apology,  but 
said  he  found  it  "lacking  in  rec- 
ognition of  the  way  in  which  his 
comments  were  hateful." 

"I  certainly  appreciate  the  apol- 
ogy, though  I  think  it  falls  flat  in 
terms  of  making  amends,"  he  said. 

Despite  this,  Smith  added  that 
he  wanted  to  commend  the  uni- 
versity for  their  handling  of  the 
situation. 

"There  is  absolutely  no  ques- 
tion that  the  university  has  taken 
the  matter  very  seriously,  and  that 
is  a  very  validating  experience,"  he 
said. 


Smith  found  Deketele's  apology  to  be 
"lacking."  1 1  photo  bv  Gerrit  De  Vynck 

Flannagan  said  via  email,  "The 
university  will  take  [a]  firm  stance 
on  harassment  and/ or  cyberbully- 
ing.  This  type  of  behaviour  will  not 
be  tolerated  in  our  community." 

Flannagan  declined  to  com- 
ment further  for  legal  reasons. 

Deketele  said  he  didn't  under- 
stand how  Quickmeme  worked, 
and  immediately  regretted  his 
participation  in  the  images  once  he 


realized  Smith  would  see  them. 

"I  immediately  felt  bad  for  him 
because  I  too,  have  had  people  say 
unkind  tilings  about  me  behind  my 
back  and  it  really  hurts,"  Deketele 
said. 

Although  Deketele  said  he  is 
sorry  for  hurting  Smith's  feelings, 
he  said  he  disagrees  with  the  pun- 
ishment in  place  by  the  university. 

"All  I  did  was  insult  him  and 
I  don't  think  its  fair  for  some- 
one .  .  .to  be  punished  by  an 
institution,  like  a  university,  just 
for  saying  something  insulting," 
Deketele  said. 

"Anyone  dumb  enough  to  think 
this  is  a  hate  crime,  doesn't  know 
what  real  hatred  is,  or  what  a  real 
crime  is." 

The  Ottawa  Police  Service  de- 
clined to  comment  on  the  status  of 
the  investigation. 

"My  hope  is  that  other  people 
come  forward,,  take  responsibility 
for  their  actions,  and  accept  the 
consequences,"  Smith  said.  □ 


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Self-defense  meets  empowerment 


The  course  teaches  participants  to  "do  whatever  it  takes  to  get  home  safely."  1 1  PHOTO  bv  Shamit  Tushakiran 


by  Veronique  Hynes 


The  Coalition  for  a  Carleton 
Sexual  Assault  Centre  hosted  a 
self-defense  seminar  for  women  at 
Carleton  July  9  to  Aug.  27. 

This  is  not  a  "typical  self-de- 
fense course,"  according  to  the 
coalition's  website.  '"A  Stronger 
You'  focuses  on  empowerment 
and  recognizes  that  the  vast  ma- 
jority of  people  are  assaulted  by 
someone  they  know." 

The  course  also  addresses  sys- 
temic violence  and  deconstructs 
the  common  myths  and  stereo- 
types about  violence. 

Janet  Hefferman,  one  of  the 
co-owners  of  a  karate  school  in 
Ban-haven,  taught  the  seminar. 

Hefferman,  who  has  taught 
martial  arts  at  her  school  'Strong- 
er You'  since  2003,  said  she  first 
got  the  idea  of  hosting  a  seminar 
at  Carleton  when  she  heard  Julie 
Lalonde,  one  of  the  co-ordinators 
for  the  coalition,  promoting  an 
event  on  the  radio. 

"I  called  her  and  told  her  about 
the  empowerment  model  we  use 
in  our  self-defense  seminars.  I 
thought  it  would  be  a  good  fit." 

"We'd  been  talking  with  Equity 


Services  and  University  Safety 
about  their  self-defense  seminars," 
coalition  member  Sarah  McCue 
said. 

She  said  the  coalition  wanted 
to  offer  a  self-defense  seminar  that 
was  not  only  for  women. 

"Violence  happens  everywhere. 
It  doesn't  discriminate,"  she  said. 

That  is  why  when  "Stronger 
You"  hosted  a  self-defense  semin- 
ar at  Carleton  last  spring,  it  offered 
two  sessions:  one  for  women,  and 
one  for  "queer-oriented  people," 
McCue  said. 

Hefferman  said  10  people 
signed  up  for  the  eight-week 
course,  titled,  'Personal  Safety  for 
a  Stronger  You,'  which  was  held  in 
Robertson  Hall  on  Monday  nights. 

Hefferman,  who  has  a  fifth- 
degree  black  belt  in  karate,  said 
the  women  learned  a  combination 
of  self-defense  techniques  such  as 
knee  kicks,  palm  heel  strikes,  and 
digging  one's  thumbs  into  the  at- 
tackers' eyes. 

"Don't  fight  fair,"  said  Lynn 
Davidson,  one  of  the  instructors 
present  at  the  last  class  Aug.  27. 
"You  need  to  do  whatever  it  takes 
to  get  home  safely." 

The     participants  practiced 


strikes  on  shields  and  on  an  in- 
structor dressed  in  a  padded  suit. 

Kicking  and  punching  is  only 
one  part  of  the  course.  As  David- 
son stressed,  the  most  important 
thing  the  women  can  learn  is  how 
to  avoid  dangerous  situations. 

"It's  just  a  matter  of  developing 
small  habits,  like  noticing  when 
you've  zoned  out,"  Hefferman 
said. 

Davidson  said  predators  are 
more  likely  to  pick  on  people  who 
look  like  easy  prey,  so  the  students 
are  told  to  walk  with  their  heads 
held  high  in  public  and  to  avoid 
things  that  might  distract  them, 
such  as  headphones. 

'Stronger  You'  hosted  a  self- 
defense  seminar  at  Carleton  last 
spring  and  then  offered  to  hold  an- 
other one  in  the  summer,  she  said. 

She  said  she  has  already  noticed 
a  change  in  the  women  attending 
the  seminar,  as  they  seem  to  be 
more  aware  of  potentially  danger- 
ous situations. 

"That's  what's  important.  We 
need  to  build  a  continuum  of  skills 
so  we  can  handle  anything  from 
catcalls,  to  more  dangerous  things 
like  stalking  and  sexual  assault," 
Hefferman  said.  □ 


War  simulation 
coming  to  CU 


BV  FRANCELLA  FlALLOS 


A  bulk  of  the  research  sanc- 
tioned by  a  $22.6  million  federal 
defense  contract  will  take  place  at 
Carleton's  simulation  facilties. 

The  contract,  awarded  by  the 
federal  government,  is  for  CAE 
Inc.,  a  Canadian  technology  com- 
pany specializing  in  civil  aviation, 
flight  simulation,  and  defense 
training,  according  to  a  Carleton 
press  release. 

The  contract  allows  the  Ot- 
tawa-based Professional  Services 
division  at  CAE  to  perform  simu- 
lation technical  investigation  and 
engineering  services  (SIM-TIES), 
according  to  a  Carleton  .press  re- 
lease. The  main  goal  is  to  test  and 
investigate  the  issues  surround- 
ing virtual  realities,  specifically 
flight  simulation  for  the  Canadian 
Forces,  the  release  said. 

Carleton's  innovative  facilities 
at  the  Visualization  and  Simu- 
lation Centre  (VSIM)  will  be  at 
the  forefront  when  testing  and 
research  simulation  on  motion 
systems,  said  Chris  Herdman,  the 
centre's  director. 

Since  the  centre  is  multidisci- 
plinary,  faculty  and  students  from 
psychology  to  architecture  to  en- 
gineering will  be  involved  with 
SIM-TTES,  Herdman  said. 

SIM-TIES  is  part  of  a  larger 
government  project,  Canadian 
Advanced  Synthetic  Environment, 
that  helps  modernize  military  ser- 
vices as  well  as  create  synthetic 
environments  that  assist  in  support 
training,  according  to  the  release. 

CAE  will  be  given  support 
to  perform  "mission  rehearsals, 
technology  demonstrations,  joint 
exercises,  as  well  as  operational 
and  maintenance  training,"  ac- 
cording to  a  speech  made  by  Gene 
Colabatistto,  group  president  of 
Military  Simulation  Products, 
Training,  and  Services. 

One  example  of  Carleton's  role 
in  the  SIM-TTES  contract  is  the 


recent  assessment  of  "simulate 
motion  systems  on  pilot  systems, 
Herdman  said.  Simulator  motioj 
systems  are  often  used  to  provid 
realistic  movement  on  aircrafts  t< 
prepare  pilots. 

"The  research  question  wa 
whether  motion  systems  provid 
extra  training  benefit  as  compare 
to  not  having  motion,"  Herdm,u 
said. 

Apart  from  participating  in  th( 
actual  research,  Carleton  student 
can  also  benefit  from  the  inventivf 
technologies.  CAE  Inc.  also  giv< 
students  opportunities  to  gaj 
valuable  work  experience  throug] 
placement  programs,  Herd  mar 
said,  which  can  then  turn  into  full 
time  jobs  after  graduation. 

This  is  not  the  first  time  CA! 
Inc.  has  collaborated  with  the  urn 
versity. 

"For  many  years  CAE  has  beei 
a  strong  supporter  of  the  VSIh 
Centre  as  well  as  aerospace  engin 
eering  at  Carleton,"  Herdman  said 
"CAE  has  provided  software  ant 
hardware  as  well  as  engineering 
support  to  the  university." 

For  the  Canadian  Forces  person 
nel  and  war-missions  in  the  future 
the  SIM-TTES  contract  at  Carleton 
focuses  on  flight  training,  especial 
ly  on  Cormorant  helicopters  whid 
are  used  for  search-and-rescui 
missions,  Herdman  said.. 

Since  search-and-rescue 
sions  often  occur  in  tumultuous 
and  risky  settings,  it  is  crucial  tha 
pilots  understand  the  situations 
they  could  be  in  through  Simula 
tion,  Herdman  said. 

"The  CAE  research  and  de 
velopment  at  Carleton  will  direct!) 
enhance  the  training  of  Cormorant 
search-and-rescue  pilots  and  air- 
crew by  better  understanding  ant 
providing  advanced  simulator- 
based  training  capabilities,"  h 
said. 

"This  is  about  saving  lives,"  sai( 
Carleton  president  Roseann  Runtf 
in  a  press  release. 


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Students  raise 
funds  for  Iranian 
earthquake  relief 

Members  of  the  Iranian  Cul- 
ture Associa  tion  of  Carleton 
University  (ICACU)  held  re- 
lief fundraisers  at  Carleton  to 
support  those  affected  by  earth- 
quakes that  hit  northeastern  Iran 
Aug,  11. 

Two  earthquakes  measuring 
over  6  magnitude  killed  over 
300  and  affected  over  157,400 
people,  according  to  a  Red 
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Republic  of  Iran's  (IRCS)  press 
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ICACU  president  Ehsan 
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formed of  any  Carleton  student 
who  originates  from  the  affected 
areas. 

On  the  first  day  of  the  fund- 
raiser, the  usually  loud  atrium 
was  quiet  but  Mohammadi 
said  the  overall  response  from 
passersby  was  positive. 

"At  Carleton,  we  have  had  a 
long  tradition  of  commitment, 
for  example,  in  the  cases  of 
Haiti,  Pakistan  and  Japan,  we  all 
came  together  to  help  and  sup- 
port," Mohammadi  said  during 
the  fundraiser. 

He  added  that  ICACU  is 
finalizing  plans  to  provide  con- 
tinual support  for  those  affected 
by  the  earthquake. 

The  ICACU  held  fundrais- 
ers at  other  locations  such  as  the 
Byward  Market  and  the  Abu 
Dhar-Ghafari  Mosque  on  Don- 
ald St.  The  total  amount  raised 
from  the  fundraiser  was  $813.70, 
which  will  be  sent  to  the  Iranian 
Red  Crescent,  Mohamadi  said. 

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HIV  strategy  focuses  on  low-risk  groups 


BV  Maghen  Quadrwi 


A  researcher  at  the  University  of  British 
Columbia  (UBC)  has  pioneered  a  new  HIV 
prevention  strategy  that  focuses  on  those 
who  are  at  a  low-risk  of  infection  or  believe 
they  are  HIV-negative. 

As  head  of  the  AIDS  division  of  UBC's 
medicine  faculty.  Dr.  Julio  Montaner  has 
been  doing  research  on  HIV  for  decades. 

In  seeking  to  expand  HTV  testing  beyond 
only  at-risk  communities,  he  said  he  hopes 
to  eliminate  the  stigma  associated  with  get- 
ting tested. 

"We've  now  come  forward  with  a  solu- 
tion, and  if  we  want  to  bring  the  stigma 
under  control  we  need  to  remain  cautious 
by  doing  two  fundamental  things:  normal- 
ize HTV  testing  and  ensure  that  everyone 
who  is  tested  is  supported  by  changing  the 
perception  that  only  at  risk  people  need  to  be 
tested,"  Montaner  said. 

HTV  testing  should  be  offered  to  anyone 
who  has  been  sexually  active  once  in  the  last 
five  decades,  he  added. 

"If  we  do  that,  we  are  changing  the  ap- 
proach to  testing." 

The  testing  will  take  place  on  a  volunteer 
basis  with  a  rapid  result  test  that  only  takes 
a  minute  to  determine  an  individual's  status. 

The  rapid  result  test  allows  for  testing, 
results  and  counselling  to  be  done  in  one 
single  visit. 

UBC  science  student  Jonathan  Dufour 
said  he'd  willingly  participate  in  the  process. 

"I  would  definitely  volunteer  because  of 
the  quick  access  to  results.  You  can  never  be 
too  careful,"  he  said. 

"Every  school  should  consider  this  to 


UBC  researchers  recommend  that  anyone  who  has  been  sexually  active  even  once  in  the  last  five  decades 
should  be  tested  for  HIV  as  they  could  be  unaware  they  have  it.  1 1  photo  illustration  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


contribute  to  eliminating  the  stigma  and 
eradicating  a  horrible  disease,"  Dufour  said. 

According  to  Montaner,  he  and  his  team 
were  involved  in  an  earlier  program  at  St. 
Paul's  Hospital,  Vancouver  General  Hos- 
pital, and  various  other  Vancouver  clinics 
giving  the  rapid  HTV  test  to  20,000  patients. 

"Ninety-nine  per  cent  tested  HIV-nega- 
tive, but  one  per  cent  received  a  positive 
status,"  Montaner  said. 


"It  is  important  to  find  the  one  person  who 
is  positive  because  they  are  often  unaware." 

In  order  to  justify  funding  for  this  pro- 
ject, he  said  studies  have  shown  HIV  testing 
is  effective  if  you  can  find  one  positive  per 
thousand  people. 

To  be  successful,  there  must  be  a  funda- 
mental effort  put  forth  to  change  the  social 
culture  to  ensure  protection  of  those  tested, 
Montaner  said. 


Carleton  Health  and  Counselling  Servi- 
ces offers  HIV  and  STI  testing,  but  are  not 
allowed  to  offer  rapid  testing,  according  t0 
mental  health  nurse  Patty  Allen. 

"Our  clinic  offers  non-nominal  testing 
which  consists  of  an  HIV  blood  test  sent  to 
the  lab  with  a  code  on  it  that  is  only  known 
to  the  individual,  the  lab  technician  and 
your  doctor.  A  follow-up  appointment  is 
arranged  for  a  week  later  to  review  the  re- 
sults," she  said. 

"Those  who  want  anonymous  testing  are 
referred." 

There  are  ten  anonymous  HIV  testing 
clinics  in  Ottawa  that  are  used  and  funded 
by  provincial  health,  according  to  Allen. 

In  terms  of  Montaner7 s  approach,  Allen 
said  she  agrees  that  the  sooner  people  are 
getting  tested,  the  better. 

"HIV  testing  is  available  to  everyone 
regardless  of  risk  behaviour.  Generally  stu- 
dents going  in  for  STI  testing  usually  wanted 
to  be  tested  for  everything  and  our  clinic  is 
quite  happy  to  do  that,"  Allen  said. 

Montaner  maintains  that  he  and  his  team 
would  like  to  see  more  progress  in  the  de- 
velopment of  HIV  prevention  strategies. 

"The  province  of  British  Columbia  has 
paid  attention  to  harm  reduction  programs 
within  the  community  at  large  and  is  com- 
fortable moving  forward,"  he  said. 

"However,  to  advance  federally  there 
needs  to  be  a  conversation  about  public 
health  and  financing  resources." 

Carleton  Health  and  Counselling  Ser- 
vices does  not  do  routine  HTV  testing  with 
other  blood  work. 

It  must  be  requested  and  the  patient  must 
give  informed  consent.  ^pSl 


Double  Canada's  international  students,  report  says 


Internatio 
Student  Services 
Office  (ISS0) 


A  new  federal  report  says  that  Canada  should  increase  its  number  of  international  students  to  450,000 
in  the  next  10  years  to  combat  shortages  of  skilled  labour.  ||  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


by  Sammy  Hudes 


Canada  should  aim  to  double  the  amount 
of  international  students  in  the  country  by 
2022  in  order  to  boost  jobs  over  the  next  10 
years,  according  to  a  federal  government  re- 
port released  Aug.  14. 

The  task  force  behind  the  122-page  re- 
port, led  by  Western  University  president 
Amit  Chakma,  proposed  a  total  of  14  rec- 
ommendations in  order  to  achieve  its  vision 
of  making  Canada  a  "21st  century  leader  in 


international  education." 

The  primary  recommendation  of  the 
report,  titled  International  Education  a  Key 
Driver  of  Canada's  Fu  ture  Prosperity,  suggests 
that  Ottawa  double  the  number  of  full-time 
international  students  ranging  from  kinder- 
garten through  grade  12  and  post-secondary 
institutions,  from  239,130  as  reported  in 
2011,  to  450,000  by  2022. 

The  panel  called  this  a  "realistic  goal" 
given  its  assessment  that  "Canada's  educa- 
tion systems  have  the  capacity  to  absorb  new 


international  students  without  displacing 
domestic  students." 

These  suggested  policies  are  designed 
to  combat  the  "severe  shortage  of  skilled 
labour"  Canada  will  face  within  at  least 
10  years,  the  report  indicates,  adding  that 
"international  recruitment  strategies  target- 
ing both  the  quantity  and  quality  of  talent 
are  needed." 

Promoting  Canadian  education  aboard 
should  be  focused  on  regions  with  the  high- 
est growth  potential,  including  China,  India, 
Brazil,  Vietnam  and  Mexico,  as  well  as  Mid- 
dle Eastern  and  North  African  countries  too, 
the  panel  said. 

Other  recommendations  of  the  report  in- 
cluded introducing  a  program,  co-funded  by 
the  federal  government,  for  50,000  Canadian 
students  per  year  to  study  abroad  as  part  of 
cultural  exchanges. 

"We  also  see  a  role  for  the  private  sector 
to  encourage  Canadian  students  to  become 
global  citizens/'  the  panel  wrote.  "Canadian 
students  are  powerful  ambassadors  that  can 
market  opportunities  to  study  in  Canada  to 
their  fellow  students  abroad." 

The  panel  also  recommends  the  govern- 
ment incorporate  education  in  Canada  as  a 
strategic  component  of  its  Economic  Action 
Plan,  its  international  trade  and  innovation 
strategies,  and  its  immigration  and  foreign 
policies. 

Attracting  international  students  to 
Canada  is  beneficial  due  to  the  added 
"economic  prosperity  and  social  fabric,"  ac- 
cording to  Vinitha  Gengatharan,  director  of 
international  initiatives  at  the  University  of 


Toronto  (U  ofT). 

She  says  U  of  T  is  home  to  8,500  under- 
graduate international  students  and  an 
additional  2,000  in  graduate  programs. 

"Students  who  study  here  and  decide  to 
stay  make  for  high-value  immigrants  and 
are  set  to  contribute  to  the  economy,"  Gen- 
gatharan said. 

"Many  of  these  students  bring  a  new 
perspective  to  innovation  [and]  tackling 
problems  in  ways  that  complement  the  trad- 
itional approaches." 

Even  if  these  students  opt  to  return 
home  after  completing  their  education, 
their  Canadian  ties  can  help  Canada  fos- 
ter further  economic  and  political  relations 
with  their  home  countries  in  the  future,  the 
report  said. 

"If  students  decide  to  return  to  their  home 
countries,  they  are  prepared  and  eager  to 
capitalize  on  the  relationships  forged  while 
in  Canada  to  build  collaborations  in  busi- 
ness and  research,"  Gengatharan  said. 

"They  also  become  brand  ambassadors 
for  the  quality  of  Canadian  education." 

Marko  Jeremic,  an  international  student 
from  Japan  in  his  second  year  of  environ- 
mental studies  at  Carleton,  said  that  while 
he  does  not  yet  know  whether  he  will  stay  in 
Canada  after  he  graduates,  it  is  a  possibility 
he  is  definitely  considering. 

"I've  learned  a  lot  at  Carleton  about  Can- 
ada and  its  culture  not  only  through  classes, 
but  through  the  people  that  are  at  the  school 
as  well,"  he  said. 

"Ifs  a  very  welcoming  school  for  inter- 
national students."  0 


ugust  30  -  September  5,  2012 


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Study  finds  link  between  semen  and  female  brain 


by  Melissa  Novacaska 


An  international  research  team  from  the 
University  of  Saskatchewan  (U  of  Sask.)  has 
discovered  that  a  protein  in  semen  acts  on 
the  female  brain  to  prompt  ovulation. 

This  protein  is  the  same  molecule  that 
regulates  the  growth,  maintenance,  and  sur- 
vival of  nerve  cells,  according  to  a  U  of  Sask. 
press  release. 

The  research  appeared  in  the  Proceedings 
of  the  National  Academy  of  Sciences,  Aug. 
20. 

"Male  mammals  have  accessory  sex 
glands  that  contribute  seminal  fluid  to 
semen,  but  the  role  of  this  fluid  and  the 
glands  that  produce  it  are  not  well  under- 
stood," stated  the  press  release. 

"From  the  results  of  our  research,  we 
now  know  that  these  glands  produce  large 


amounts  of  a  protein  that  has  a  direct  ef- 
fect on  the  female,"  said  Gregg  Adams,  lead 
researcher  and  professor  of  veterinary  bio- 
medical sciences  at  the  Western  College  of 
Veterinary  Medicine  at  U  of  Sask. 

The  protein,  which  researchers  are  call- 
ing the  ovulation-inducing  factor  (OIF), 
has  been  found  in  all  mammals  that  the  re- 
searchers tested. 

These  included  llamas,  cattle,  pigs,  and 
humans,  and  is  vital  to  the  reproduction  of 
mammals,  according  to  the  U  of  Sask.  press 
release. 

The  OIF  is  the  same  molecule  as  the 
nerve  growth  factor  (NGF)  protein,  which 
is  found  in  nerve  cells  all  throughout  the 
body. 

The  team  also  experimented  with  llamas, 
who  are  "induced  ovulators"  who  ovulate 
only  when  inseminated,  and  cattle,  who, 


like  humans,  are  "spontaneous  ovulators," 
that  have  a  regular  buildup  of  hormones  to 
stimulate  the  release  of  an  egg,  according  to 
the  press  release. 

The  team  found  the  OIF  and  NGF  in  both 
species  were  relatively  the  same  size  and 
produced  the  same  effects. 

"The  idea  that  a  substance  in  mammalian 
semen  has  a  direct  effect  on  the  female  brain 
is  a  new  one,"  Adams  explains. 

"This  latest  finding  broadens  our  under- 
standing of  the  mechanisms  that  regulate 
ovulation  and  raises  some  intriguing  ques- 
tions about  fertility." 

The  research  was  funded  by  various 
councils  and  foundations  in  Canada  and 
Chile,  including  the  Alpaca  Research  Foun- 
dation. Q 

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Laurier  kinesiology 
students  face  hepatitis  risk 

Wilfrid  Laurier  University  students 
face  the  risk  of  serious  blood-borne 
viruses  after  a  class  blood  sampling 
device  was  misused,  according  to  a 
university  press  release. 

Approximately  200  kinesiology  and 
physical  education  students  enrolled 
in  a  third-year  physiology  class  vol- 
unteered to  have  their  blood  tested 
and  may  have  come  into  contact  with 
Hepatitis  B,  Hepatitis  C,  and  HIV,  said 
the  press  release. 

Laurier's  Health  Services,  in  con- 
sultation with  the  Region  of  Waterloo 
Public  Health,  said  that  the  risk  of 
transmission  is  "extremely  low,"  but 
the  university  has  contacted  the  1189 
students  enrolled  in  the  class  from  Sep- 
tember 2002  to  December  2011. 

The  risk  for  Hepatitis  B  among 
those  who  participated  in  testing  is  six 
in  one  million  for  individuals  vaccin- 
ated against  the  virus. 

For  Hepatitis  C,  the  risk  is  one  in 
one  million  and  HTV  is  one  in  10  mil- 
lion, according  to  the  press  release. 

"We  are  taking  the  situation  very 
seriously  and  have  chosen  to  take 
proactive  measures  to  provide  infor- 
mation to  those  involved,"  Laurier 
provost  and  vice-president  academic 
Deborah  MacLatchy  said  in  the  press 
release. 

Although  a  new  needle  was  used  for 
each  blood  sample,  the  blood  sampler 
device  that  held  the  needle  was  reused. 

The  device  was  cleaned  with  alco- 
hol, but  it  "was  not  meant  to  be  used 
by  multiple  individuals,"  according  to 
Laurier's  website. 

The  class,  Physiology  of  Physical 
Activity  KP322,  used  the  testing  to 
monitor  blood  lactate  levels  for  instruc- 
tional purposes,  the  website  stated. 

In  addition  to  the  university 
reviewing  the  circumstances  surround^ 
ing  this  situation,  the  blood  sampler  is 
no  longer  being  used  in  the  class  lab. 

The  university  will  also  be  assisting 
students  who  choose  to  be  tested  for 
the  blood-borne  viruses,  the  Laurier 
website  said. 


U  of  T  ranked  top 
Canadian  university 

The  University  of  Toronto  (U  of 
T)  has  been  ranked  the  top  Canadian 
university,  according  to  the  Aca- 
demic Ranking  of  World  Universities 
(ARWU). 

U  of  T  tied  with  New  York  Univer- 
sity for  27th  place  as  the  best  university 
internationally. 

The  Centre  for  World-Class  Univer- 
sities at  Shanghai  Jiao  Tong  University 
in  China  ranked  over  1000  universi- 
ties, according  to  their  website. 

The  top  500  universities  were  pub- 
lished online. 

Criteria  for  the  ranking  included 
the  amount  of  research  output,  the 
quality  of  faculty  and  the  quality  of 
education,  according  to  a  U  of  T  press 
release. 

Several  different  achievements 
were  considerd  in  the  evaluations. 

This  included  the  number  of  alumni 
and  staff  winning  Nobel  Prizes  and 
Field  Medals,  number  of  researchers 
who  are  frequently  cited,  the  number 
of  articles  published  in  journals  such 
as  Nature  and  Science,  and  per  capita 
academic  performance  of  the  univer- 
sity. 

U  of  T  has  consistently  .ranked  as 
the  top  Canadian  university  as  well  as 
being  within  the  top  30  of  the  world's 
best  universities,  according  to  a  U  of  T 
press  release. 

U  of  T  fared  especially  well  in  two 
categories:  it  ranked  10th  in  the  world 
under  the  subject  of  Computer  Sci- 
ence, and  13th  internationally  in  the 
field  of  Engineering,  Technology  and 
Computer  Sciences. 

Twenty-three  Canadian  universi- 
ties made  the  top  200  short  list. 

This  year,  the  University  of  British 
Columbia  ranked  39th,  McGill  Uni- 
versity ranked  63rd  and  McMaster 
University  ranked  92nd. 

Harvard  University  has  been  the 
top  university  overall  since  the  first 
edition  of  the  ranking  was  released  in 
2003. 

Carleton  ranked  in  the  401-500 
group. 


—  Cassie  Hendry 


—  Melissa  Novacaska 


August  30  -  September  5, 2012 


charlatan.ca/fiationa! 


Capital  Pride  parade  draws  diverse  crowd 


by  Rebecca  Cubran 


Crowds  of  every  age,  gender, 
and  race  lined  up  to  catch  a  glimpse 
of  the  annual  Capital  Pride  parade 
as  it  marched  through  Ottawa's 
downtown  core  Aug.  26. 

Participants  held  nothing  back. 
Many  were  dressed  in  radiant  col- 
ours and  carried  rainbow  flags. 

Although  the  audience  varied, 
there  was  one  common  factor  that 
drew  everyone  together:  love. 

Queer  couples  proudly  dis- 
played public  signs  of  affection, 
such  as  holding  hands,  and  small, 
quick  kisses. 

Some  held  signs  with  messages 
that  read  "Love  is  a  human  right," 
"Love  takes  courage,"  and  "Every- 
one is  equal." 

"Pride  parades  are  in  honour 
of  the  Stonewall  riots  in  New 
York  City  in  1969,"  said  Jeremy 
Dias,  founder  and  director  of 
Jer's  Vision,  an  organization  that 
works  with  youth  to  end  bully- 
ing and  discrimination  against 
those  who  identify  as  GLBTQ. 

"Gay  men  and  women  literally 
had  to  fight  for  their  rights,  so  the 
pride  parades  are  a  way  of  remem- 
bering them,"  he  said. 

There  were  also  many  student 
groups  in  attendance,  including 


Ottawa's  first  Pride  parade  started  in  1986  by  the  Gays  of  Ottawa  and  in  1989  became 
a  week-long  celebration,  according  to  its  website.  ||  PHOTO  BY  Yuko  Inoue 

the  Carleton's  GLBTQ  Centre  for  versify  provides  GLBTQ  students 
Sexual  and  Gender  Diversity.  "an  amazing  opportunity  to  be 

Dias  said  he  believes  that  uni-    themselves,  [and]  explore  their 


sexuality  and  freedom  since  most 
students  live  away  from  home." 

"GLBTQ  students  go  through  a 
very  different  process  [compared 
to  GLBTQ  members  of  different 
age  groups],  but  in  university  there 
are  so  many  services  to  support 
you,  as  compared  to  high  school," 
he  said. 

Amy  Mannseichner,  a  fourth- 
year  linguistics  student  from 
Carleton  and  member  of  Carle- 
ton's  GLBTQ  centre,  was  one  of  the 
students  at  the  parade. 

She  said  the  parade  is  an  import- 
ant chance  for  GLBTQ  students  to 
educate  others  that  although  they 
may  have  more  supports  than  they 
did  in  high  school,  they  still  face 
many  issues. 

"[For  example),  in  an  anthro- 
pology class  I  took  I've  just  had 
profs  gloss  over  sexuality  like  it's 
not  a  thing,"  she  said. 

.  "Or  people  assume  my  peers 
are  a  certain  gender." 

Although  many  people  may 
think  more  liberally  in  a  univer- 
sity setting,  many  don't  realize 
when  they  aren't  being  inclusive, 
Mannseichner  said. 

"A  prof  might  say  'ladies  and 
gentlemen'  or  divide  classes  by 
gender.  Or  you  get  asked  about 
what  your  boyfriend  did  for  Val- 


entine's Day." 

"I  don't  think  there  are  enough 
systems  in  place  to  help  educate 
[everyone  in  a  university  com- 
munity]," she  said,  pointing  out 
that  safe  space  training  is  often  not 
mandatory. 

The  parade  also  included  sev- 
eral church  groups,  including  the 
Anglican  Church  of  Canada. 

While  there  was  a  strong  sense 
of  equality  and  solidarity,  not 
everyone  was  supportive  of  the 
festivities. 

At  the  end  of  the  parade,  four 
men  wearing  crosses  walked  down 
the  street  carrying  large  signs 
which  listed  Biblical  passages  de- 
nouncing homosexuality. 

Some  bystanders  said  they  felt 
that  this  action  crossed  a  line. 

Sheridan  College  student 
Lauren  Cardarelli  said  she  was 
disappointed  with  the  group's 
demonstration. 

"That  was  the  only  bad  part  [of 
the  parade],"  Cardarelli  said. 

Her  friend  and  Carleton  stu- 
dent Stephanie  Mannell  added 
that  she  felt  the  parade  was  meant 
to  be  a  place  for  others  like  her  to 
feel  welcome. 

"You  don't  see  us  going  to 
their  mass  and  making  out,"  she 
said.  Q 


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Out  in  the  wild:  your  nights  in  Ottawa 

No  matter  what  mood  you're  in, 
Caitlin  Teed's  guide  to  Ottawa's  nightlife  has  something  for  you 


Welcome  t"  the  wonderful  world 
of  wifd  college  nights  and  wicked 
morning  hangovers.  Thai's  right  — 
it's  the  Ottawa  h.ir  and  club  scene. 
A  magical  world  where  f  licking 
your  heels  three  times  won't  get  you 
home,  but  dialing  -TAXI  will. 

A  place  where  there  is  a  bar  to 
tit  everyone's  style,  taste,  needs  and 
wants  in  one  night.  What  are  vou  in 
the  mootl  for  tonight? 

True  Canadian 
Spirit 

Feeling  a  little  bit  country  on  a 
Thursday  night?  The  Great  Can- 
adian Cabin  is  your  destination  lot 
some  renowned  i  ountry  themed 
inn,  say*  Kevin  Sourapha,  a  former 
Cabin  employee.  Or  maybe  \ou  just 
want  lo  gel  some  c  heap  drinks  on  a 
Tuesdav  night  --  for  S^  vodka  shots 
and  ping  pong,  you  can'!  go  wrong. 

You  say  you  don't  have  (  lass 
Thursday  morning?  What  better 
way  ti»  celebrate  than  veiling  Pier 
21  foi  theif  Lower  Deck  Wednes- 
days' lor  their  live  band  and  special 
shadenl  deal  Bight,  Bartender Sachel 
Magyar  w  ill  be  on  deck,  serving  vou 
some  East  Coasl  hospitalit\  with 
drinks  ail  nighl  at  S3  bar  rail,  $3.50 
drop  shots  and  S4.SU  pints.  "Stu- 
dent;, should  choose  to  come  out  to 
Pier  21  simply  because  it  caters  to 
the  interests  and  r\pe<  tations  any 
university  student  has  after  a  long 
siresstul  week  in  the  <  lassroom," 
Magyar  says.1 

Still  reeling  overworked?  Whv 
not  head  out  to  Lunenburg  If)  enjoy 
all  the  Ul<^sings  of  a  pub-dub. 
Thursdays  is  S3  jagerbombs  and; 

Navic 


bv  Felicity  Feinhan 

So,  you've  picked  up  your 
U-Pass  {from  Porter  Hall  on  the  | 
second  floor  of  the  University 
Centre,  but  you  know  that). 
Think  of  all  the  places  you'll  goJ 
The  things  you'll  see. 

4  Hurdman 

The  4  Hurdman  will  take  you 
northeast  for  about  1  5  minutes 
until  you  hit  the  final  stop,  Hurd- 
man Station.  At  Hurdman  Station,! 
you  can  catch  a  number  of  buses  \ 
that  go  to  the  VIA  Rail  Station. 

There,  you  can  also  catch  the  £ 
Gatineau  to  go  to  every  1 8-year- 
old's  favourite  legal  drinking  spot! 
The  4  Hurdman  also  stops  at  Bill-  [ 
ings  Bridge  mall. 

Billings  Bridge  has  a  food  court,  | 
an  LCBO,  and  various  other 
stores. 


Fist-Pumping  Fun 

Have  you  ever  seen  someone 
do  a  backflip  off  a  bar?  Me  nei- 
ther —  but  the  I  a.m.  bar  show  at 
Liquor  Store  Partv  Bar  is  something 
eiervone  must  see.  To  the  sooth- 
ing sounds  of  "Pour  Some  Sugar 
On  Me."  all  the  ladies  are  invited 
to  get  up  and  dance  on  the  bar.  Just 
attached  to  Liquor  Store  is  Industry 
Room,  another  busy  bar.  "Pay  one 
price  tor  two  different  bars,  two  dif- 
ferent D|s  and  two  different  scenes," 


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boot,"  says 
frequent  ba 
Brett  Starke 


Pride-Friendlv 


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staircase  is  the  Lx 
bar  staff  are  very 
variety  nights  ev 
Ashraf  Khan,  a  lex 


4  Downtown 

The  4  Downtown  goes  ex- 
I  actly  where  you  would  think: 
downtown.  The  trip  can  take 
anywhere  from  20  minutes  to  an| 
hour  depending  on  traffic  levels. 
From  the  last  stop  at  the  Rideau  I 
I  Centre,  you  can  access  many  of 
I  Ottawa's  attractions. 
The  Rideau  Centre  itself  is  a 


Brant,  the  pw  nei  ( 
been  in  business 
and  savs  it  is  a  i 


"We  have  a  diverse 
and  everyone  complimen 
music  mix  of  live  DJs.  t 
their  famous  Thirstv  Boy  ' 
and  Frirlav  Ladies  Nights. 

It's  a  Wednesday  ni 
you  need  lo  lei  otf  some  i 
steam,  whv  not  head  lo 
Lounge  for  the  Hump  \ 
show?  Every  Wednesday 
door  cover  is  only  S4  jor 
and.  of  course,  some  Dr; 


brov  hosts  no  cover 
Wednesday  theme- 
bands  Thursday .  Fri- 
av,  The  atmosphere 
and  keep  your  eyes 


The  Luck  of  the 
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fourth-year 

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davs  every 
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one  bar  in  one  night?" 

He  recommends  siuoVr 
out  for  Fridays  and  Satu 
enjoy  the  live  beats  and  h 
for  only  SS  cover. 

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double  decker  tun.  check  i 
Boland's  just  down  the  sti* 
also  host  live  music  nigl 
Thursday  till  Saturday  — 
can  enjoy  it  all  while  lakii 


Hipster  Haven 


plav  around  on  some  arcade  g< 
and  maybe  enjoy  a  tower  of  I 
Dunne,  the  day  you  can  enji 
ijood  meal,  M>me  fun  limes  — 
.it  nighl  vou  will  be  privileged 
tl.im  e  floor  and  hopping  bar. 

Why  go  out? 

Oliver's  pub  and  patio  is 
on  Carleton  i  amptis  and  has 
of  the  t  r.i/iesi  Thirstv  fhursdav 
sludonis.  Si  rover  yets  you  int< 
bar  to  enjov  fresh  D)  tunes,  dar 
and  downtime  in  between  or 
couches.  Vou  never  know  who 
will  bump  into. 

No  matter  what  vou*  — 
pleasure,  Ottawa's  nighl 
offer  up  what  you  are  I 
a  silvei  platter. 
It's  all  hen 


For  more  coverage 


Fun  for  the 
under- 1 9 

i  Megan  McClean  explored! 
]  the  options  that  students 
I  under  19  have  in  Ottawa. 

Bucket  List 

Caresse  Ley  gave  her 
top  ten  things  every 
student  should  do  before 
graduating. 


:  a  guide  to  0C  Transpo 


I  three-storey  mall  with  signifi- 
I  cantly  more  options  than  Billing; 
I  Bridge. 

Right  across  the  street  from  this 
I  mall  you  will  find  Byward  Mar- 
I  ket.  Known  for  a  great  nightlife 
I  and  quirky  vendors  during  the 
I  day,  Byward  does  not  disap- 
I  point.  In  the  area  you  will  also 
I  find  the  National  Art  Gallery 
I  and  of  course,  the  Parliament 


buildings. 

If  you  really  want  to  see  the 
tourist  spots,  just  take  the  4 
Downtown,  get  off  at  the  Rideau 
Centre  and  walk  around. 

7  St.  Laurent 

The  7  St. Laurent  also  goes  to 
the  Rideau  Centre  before  hitting 
its  final  stop,  the  St.  Laurent 
Centre.  This  mall  provides  some 
variety  and  a  je-ne-sais-quoi, 
if  you're  tired  of  the  Rideau 
Centre. 

Where  the  4  Downtown  takes 
Bronson  Avenue,  the  7  St.  Lau- 
rent takes  Bank  Street. 

This  is  a  major  street  in  Ottawa 
with  quite  a  lot  of  stores,  restau- 
rants and  cafes  on  it,  including 
the  Glebe  district. 

The  Glebe  is  a  beautiful  hipster 
haven  that  continues  from  the 
Rideau  Canal  to  Highway  41  7. 


111  Baseline 

The  1 1 1  Baseline  takes  about 
45  minutes  to  go  to  Baseline  Sta 
tion,  right  by  Algonquin  College 
Along  the  route,  it  also  stops  at 
Billings  Bridge. 

The  O-Train 

Carleton  is  smack  dab  in  the 
middle  of  the  O-Train  route.  It  can 
take  you  either  north  to  Bayview  oi 
south  to  Greenboro,  so  pay  atten- 
tion to  which  side  of  the  piatform 
you  need  to  be  on.  It's  less  than  10 
minutes  to  get  to  Greenboro.  This 
station  is  connected  to  South  Keys 
Shopping  Centre.  South  Keys  has  i 
Bulk  Barn,  a  Loblaws,  a  Winners, 
a  Future  Shop,  and  a  Walmart.  It's 
probably  the  easiest  place  to  do 
your  grocery  shopping  if  you're 
living  in  residence. 

—  graphic  by  Marcus  Poon 


12 


charlatan 


August  30  -  September  5,  2012 


Alternative  Transportation:  Accessibility  Tips 


by  Hanna  Lange-Chenier 

Making  ihe  transition  to  univer- 
sity is  exciting,  fun  and  also  a  little 
challenging.  In  your  first  few  days 
at  Carleton,  you'll  have  the  chance 
to  make  new  friends,  participate  in 
fun  activities  and  get  your  bearings 
at  your  new  school. 

If  you  have  an  accessibility  issue, 
getting  around  Carleton  should  be 
the  last  thing  you  have  to  worry 
about!  Carleton's  campus  is  very 
accessible,  but  these  helpful  tips  and 
pointers  will  get  you  on  the  right 
track  fast.  You'll  be  able  to  focus  on 
thefrosh  experience,  and  not  worry 
about  how  to  get  around  campus. 

Don't  be  shy!  Your  frosh  facilita- 
tors are  there  to  help  you  enjoy 
your  first  week  at  Carleton,  so 
don't  be  shy  to  ask  questions.  Dean 
Mellway  is  a  disabilities  co-ordina- 
tor  at  the  Paul  Menton  Centre. 

"[Your  facilitators)  will  be  very 
approachable  and  supportive,  so 
don't  be  shy  about  identifying  to 
your  facilitators  what  your  needs 
are,"  he  says. 

"Carleton  has  been  doing  orienta- 
tion for  a  lot  of  years  now  and 
we're  very  sensitive  to  the  fact 
that  we  have  a  large  population  of 
students  with  disabilities." 

Plan  your  trip  from  the  Uni- 
versity Centre.  At  the  heart  of 
Carleton's  campus  is  the  University 


Centre.  "The  University  Centre 
elevator  was  definitely  the  most 
convenient  spot  to  start  out  from. 
From  the  atrium,  you  can  get 
almost  anywhere!"  says  Kayla  Isa- 
belle,  a  third-year  communications 
student  who  spent  several  months 
in  a  wheelchair  after  ankle  surgery. 

However,  Mellway  cautions  that 
"probably  the  worst  [entrance!  is 
the  one  into  the  Unicentre  of  the 
bookstore,  just  because  it's  not 
designed  well.  You're  going  against 
the  flow  of  traffic,  really." 

He  recommends  using  the  other 
two  entrances  on  the  first  floor, 
around  the  side  of  the  building. 

Look  for  bathrooms  with  auto- 
matic door  openers.  Some  older 
buildings  at  Carleton  weren't  built 
to  today's  accessibility  standards. 

"Don't  even  try  to  use  the  bath- 
room by  Roosters!"  warns  Isabel  le. 
"The  second  floor  of  Tory  building 
has  the  widest  doors,  and  is  the 
easiest  to  get  around  in." 

Though  Isabelle  says  that  bath- 
rooms can  be  tricky  to  navigate, 
she  advises  to  look  for  bathrooms 
with  automatic  door  openers. 

"Chances  are,  those  spots  are  the 
most  accessible  and  have  more 
room  inside." 

Budget  extra  time  when  going 
to  the  library. The  library  is  under 
construction,  which  can  lead  to  de- 
tours and  a  hassle  getting  around. 

"With  all  of  the  construction,  get- 


ting around  can  be  a  little  hectic, 
especially  with  the  older  elevators. 
Make  sure  to  get  a  key  from  the 
desk  to  make  getting  around  as 
easy  as  possible,"  Isabelle  says. 

Use  the  tunnels.  Every  building  at 
Carleton  is  connected  by  a  web  of 
underground  tunnels,  which  makes 
getting  around  campus  much  easier. 

"The  tunnels  are  amazing,  espe- 
cially in  the  winter  when  wheeling 
through  the  snow  is  definitely  not 
ideal,"  Isabelle  says. 

But  both  Isabelle  and  Mellway 
warn  about  some  steep  areas. 

"There  are  a  couple  of  spots  in 
the  tunnels  where  the  ramp  is  pretty 
steep. 

"So  if  you're  in  a  manual  chair 


and  you're  coming  from  residence 
to  the  Unicentre,  there  are  two 
spots  at  the  end  of  that  trip  that  are 
challenging,"  Mellway  says. 

Isabelle  agrees.  'They  can  get  re- 
ally steep,  so  grab  a  friend  if  you  can 
to  help  you  control  your  speed!" 

The  newer  the  building,  the  more 
accessible.  If  you're  lucky  enough 
to  have  class  in  a  new  building, 
you'll  likely  have  an  easier  trip. 

"Usually,  the  newer  the  building, 
the  better  the  situation,"  Mellway 
says. 

"We  do  have  accessible  entranc- 
es in  every  building  and  accessible 
washrooms  in  every  building. 

"Not  on  every  floor  of  every  build- 
ing, but  certainly  every  building." 


Take  advantage  of  Para-Transpo. 

OC  Transpo  offers  a  Para-Transpo 
service  which  will  pick  you  up  and 
drop  you  off  at  any  location. 

"The  wait  times  may  be  a  little 
lengthy,  but  their  services  can  be 
very  handy,"  Isabelle  says. 

However,  she  says  that  regular 
buses  are  also  very  accessible.  Most 
are  equipped  with  ramps  and  have 
priority  seating,  so  you  can  easily  get 
on  and  are  guaranteed  a  space  to  sit. 

"Just  make  sure  you  have  a  good 
locking  system  on  your  wheelchair 
breaks!  With  all  of  the  starting  and 
stopping,  I've  run  over  quite  a  few 
people's  toes,"  Isabelle  cautions. 

Don't  be  afraid  to  ask  for  help. 

Carleton  offers  numerous  resources 
and  support  for  students  with 
disabilities.  If  you're  struggling 
or  have  a  specific  need,  you  can 
contact  the  Paul  Menton  Centre 
for  Students  with  Disabilities.  The 
Carleton  Disability  Awareness 
Center  is  another  great  resource 
that  can  help  you  get  involved  on 
campus.  As  university  students, 
Mellway  believes  that  students 
with  disabilities  are  bid  enough  to 
help  themselves. 

"1  just  think  it's  critical  for  stu- 
dents to  advocate  on  their  own 
behalf.  It's  not  going  to  be  done 
for  them,  they  have  to  step  up  and 
request  the  support."  □ 

—  graphic  by  Marcus  Poon 


Sports  events  to  watch  out  for 


For  even  more 
coverage  . . . 


bv  Erika  Stark 


There's  more  to  Carleton  sports 
than  watching  the  Ravens  men's 
basketball  team  slaughter  their 
opponents  in  the  national  final. 
Here's  a  month-by-month  guide 
(o  ihe  must-see  games,  events  and 
tournaments  for  the  upcoming 
year  of  Carleton  varsity  sports. 


the  University  of  Maine  Bengals  0-0 
Aug.  20  and  beating  them  4-1  the 
next  day.  The  Bengals  play  in  the 
United  States  Collegiate  Athletic 
Association.  Look  for  more  NCAA 
exhibition  games  throughout  the 
coming  months. 


OCTOBER 

Rugby  playoffs 
Sport:  Women's  rugby 
When:  Oct.  19-21,  27-28  and 
Nov.  2-4 

The  women's  rugby  team  hits  the 
field  this  year  for  the  first  time  as  a 
varsity  team.  The  squad  has  played 
for  years  as  a  competitive  club, 
but  now  has  a  chance  to  prove 
themselves  in  the  Reseau  du  sport 
etudiantede  Quebec  (RSEQ).  RSEQ 
semifinals  go  Oct.! 9-21,  with  the  fi- 
nals coming  the  following  weekend. 
If  the  Ravens  do  well,  they'll  head  to 
the  Canadian  I nteruni versify  Sport 
finals  Nov.  2-4  in  Nova  Scotia. 


NOVEMBER 

OUA  Finals 

Sport:  Soccer 

When:  Early  November 

Both  the  men's  and  women's 


soccer  teams  suffered  heartbreak- 
ing playoff  losses  last  season.  Expect 
the" 'women's  team  to  come  back 
this  year  with  a  vengeance  after 
losing  to  the  eventual  CIS  champs, 
the  Queen's  University  Gaels  in  the 
OUA  quarter-finals.  The  men  lost 
the  semifinal  match  to  the  McMaster 
Marauders  last  year  before  losing 
the  bronze  medal  to  the  York  Lions. 


JANUARY 

MBNA  Capital  Hoops  Classic 
Sport:  Basketball 
When:  Jan.  23 

The  men's  and  women's  basketball 
teams  will  look  to  defend  their  Capi- 
tal Hoops  titles  Jan.  23  at  Scotiabank 
Place.  Rowdy  fans  and  a  competi- 
tive atmosphere  make  this  game  one 
of  the  best  all  year.  Both  the  Ravens 
and  their  opponents,  the  University 
of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees  bring  their  best 
game  to  the  floor  for  Capital  Hoops, 
and  the  Gee-Gees  usually  give  the 
Ravens  a  run  for  their  money. 


FEBRUARY 

Ravens  vs.  McGill 
Sport:  Women's  hockey 
When:  Feb.  10 


In  a  five-team  league  like  the 
RSEQ,  late-season  performance 
can  mean  the  difference  between 
having  a  chance  at  the  league 
final  and  being  the  one  team  left 
out  of  the  playoffs.  Meeting  the 
CIS  bronze  medalist  and  peren- 
nial RSEQ  powerhouse  the  McGill 
Martlets  in  the  Ravens'  second-last 
game  of  the  regular  season  gives  the 
team  a  chance  to  earn  some  crucial 
points  heading  into  the  playoffs. 


MARCH 

CIS  Final  8  Championship 

Sport:  Men's  basketball 

When:  Mar.  8-10 

CIS  basketball  returns  to  Scotia- 
bank Place  in  March  for  the  Final 
8.  Barring  any  major  meltdowns, 
the  men's  basketball  team  will  once 
again  be  amongst  the  top  teams  in 
the  country,  and  will  have  a  chance 
to  eclipse  the  Victoria  Vikes  for  the 
all-time  number  of  national  titles. 
Winning  the  2012-1 3  CIS  cham- 
pionships would  mean  that  the 
Ravens  would  have  nine  national 
titles  in  just  1 1  years. 

Given  the  amount  of  Carleton 
supporters  who  made  the  trek  to 
the  Final  8  in  Halifax  the  last  two 
years,  expect  Scotiabank  place  to 
be  packed  with  Ravens  fans  for  all 
three  games. 


Rebecca  Curran  looked 
at  first-aid  options 
for  students  and  their 
marks. 
Veronique  Hynes 
cooked  up  two  delicious 
residence-friendly 
emergency  recipes, 
and  showed  where  the 
best  places  to  eat  are  on 

campus. 
Brianna  Harris  showed 
what  students  can  do  to 
overcome  the  first-year 
blues. 


Have  a  roommate  from 
hell?  Watch  Lindsay 
Crone's  video  to  learn 
what  you  can  do. 


AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 

NCAA  exhibition 
Sport:  Basketball,  Soccer 
When:  Ongoing 

Both  the  men's  and  women's  bas- 
ketball and  soccer  teams  test  out 
their  pre-season  prowess  against 
some  southern  opponents.  Games 
against  National  Collegiate  Athletic 
Association  teams  are  typically 
hard-fought,  with  Carleton  looking 
to  prove  itself  against  tougher  op- 
ponents. 

So  far  in  this  year's  cross-border 
battle,  the  ball  has  been  in  Car- 
leton's court.  The  men's  basketball 
team  won  two  of  three  games,  with 
their  next  matchup  coming  Oct.  27 
against  the  Boston  College  Eagles. 

The  women's  basketball  team 
came  up  short  on  two  games  but 
won  83-64  against  the  Youngstown 
State  Penguins  Aug.  1 6.  The  men's 
soccer  team  saw  just  one  American 
opponent  in  pre-season  play,  tying 


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August  30  -  September  5,  20lj 


Sexual  assault  alerts  not  optional 


Sexual  assault:  there's  no  need  to  tell 
people  that  it's  a  bad  thing.  Sexual  assaults 
occur,  people  take  measures  to  prevent 
them,  but  they  still  happen. 

When  I'm  walking  around  campus  at 
night  with  few  people  around  I  get  scared. 
I  know  the  likelihood  of  something  happen- 
ing is  minimal,  but  the  fear  is  still  there.  I 
constantly  find  myself  clenching  my  phone 
in  case  I  need  to  make  a  call. 

Suffice  to  say,  I'm  glad  I've  never  had 
to  make  a  call  and  have  managed  to  avoid 
danger,  but  there  are  many  people  who  are 
unable  to  say  the  same. 

1  can't  begin  to  imagine  the  emotions  a 
person  deals  with  when  they've  been  sex- 
ually assaulted. 

I  was  shocked  to  hear  that  from  July  5  to 
July  9  three  sexual  assaults  occurred  on  the 
York  University  campus,  and  students  were 
not  notified. 

What's  the  point  of  having  an  emergency 
notification  system  if  you're  not  going  to  use 
it? 

The  university  has  different  ways  in 
which  to  alert  students,  whether  it  be  by 
email,  telephone  chain  or  the  LCD  screens 
on  campus.  Still,  students  were  not  notified. 

By  not  alerting  the  students,  York  Univer- 
sity left  them  vulnerable.  Vulnerability  is  not 
something  anybody  wants  to  feel,  especially 
in  cases  of  assault.  These  systems  are  put  in 
to  make  students  aware  if  there  is  something 
they  should  watch  out  for  on  or  around  cam- 
pus. 

Last  year  sexual  assault  became  a  hot- 
button  issue  on  Carleton's  campus  when 
four  assaults  occurred  from  Oct.  30,  2011  to 
Feb.  16,  2012,  prompting  the  formation  of  a 


Sexual  Assault  Centre.  These  are  not  isolat- 
ed incidents:  stories  are  always  coming  out 
about  sexual  assaults  that  occur  at  universi- 
ties. 

By  alerting  students  of  sexual  assaults 
that  have  taken  place  on  campus,  students 
can  take  better  precautions. 

If  something  happens  that  could  serious- 
ly hurt  the  well-being  of  a  student  or  group 
of  students  they  should  be  notified  immedi- 
ately. 

With  it  having  become  such  a  prominent 
issue  in  the  past  several  years  there  has  been 
story  after  story  about  those  who  have  gone 
through  such  a  traumatic  experience  and 
been  written  off. 

In  July,  an  article  was  published  on  the 
Toronto  Sun  talking  about  the  incident  and 
other  incidents  that  have  occurred  around 
the  York  University  campus.  These  articles 
paint  a  clearly  negative  light  on  the  univer- 
sity when  it  comes  to  cases  of  sexual  assault, 
including  the  story  of  a  girl  who  was  as- 
saulted 10  years  ago  by  a  stalker  and  the 
university  allegedly  tried  to  cover  it  up. 

Although  times  have  changed,  and  tech- 
nologies have  updated  the  university  still 
needs  to  do  more.  Vanessa  Hunt,  president 
of  the  York  Federation  of  Students,  said  in 
the  Sun  article  that  the  communication  needs 
to  be  improved. 

With  different  technologies  out  there, 
York  University  needs  to  up  their  ability  to 
communicate  to  students  when  an  assault 
occurs  on  or  around  campus  to  potentially 
prevent  other  assaults  from  occurring. 

-  Tntiana  von  Recklinghausen, 
third-year  film  studies 


Stop  'ripping  off  student  drivers 


Dear  Department  of  University  Safety 
Parking  Services  unit. 

When  it  comes  to  broken  Pay  and  Display 
machines,  why  won't  you  reimburse  lost 
cash  or  refund  money  back  to  student  cards 
and  credit  cards? 

One  Saturday  in  mid-August,  I  drove  to 
campus  to  work  outand  parked  near  the  ath- 
letics building  in  lot  P10.  Everything  seemed 
to  be  in  order  until  it  was  time  for  the  ma- 
chine to  print  my  pass.  Despite  making  the 
usual  noise  that  signals  printing  in  progress, 
no  pass  came  out  of  the  machine.  Thinking 
it  was  a  fluke,  or  a  problem  with  my  credit 
card,  1  tried  again,  this  time  using  my  student 
card,  but  still  no  luck. 

I  immediately  called  the  phone  number, 
which  a  note  on  the  machine  instructed  me 
to  call  in  case  of  malfunction. 

,  It  was  the  weekend,  so  no  one  picked  up, 
but  I  left  a  detailed  message  explaining  what 
had  happened  and  asked  to  be  called  back  as 
soon  as  possible. 

I  could've  left  it  at  that,  but  I'll  admit  I  have 
a  history  of  getting  parking  tickets  on  campus 
and  I  made  a  promise  to  myself— and  to  my 
bank  account— that  I'd  stop  risking  it.  1  fig- 
ured I'd  be  safer  finding  a  working  machine 
than  praying  for  good  fortune  (i.e.  no  ticket) 
or  appealing  a  ticket  once  I  got  one.  I  moved 


my  car  to  the  nearest  neighbouring  lot,  P3, 
where  the  machine  worked,  and  got  my  pass. 

A  week  later,  I  still  hadn't  heard  back 
about  a  refund.  It  was  also  time  for  me  to  pick 
up  my  annual  parking  pass  from  parking 
services.  The  customer  service  representa- 
tive Heather  Murray  informed  me  that  if 
I  brought  in  my  statements  I  could  get  my 
money  back  in  the  form  of  a  replacement 
parking  pass,  but  they  were  not  allowed  to 
actually  reimburse  me  with  cash  or  refund 
my  cards. 

Since  I  just  spent  close  to  $300  on  an  an- 
nual parking  pass,  which  is  in  effect  from 
now  until  April,  I  have  no  need  for  a  week- 
end pass.  I'm  also  not  the  only  one  for  whom 
this  system  makes  no  sense. 

For  instance,  take  someone  visiting  the 
school  for  a  one-time  campus  tour  or  for  a 
conference.  If  the  meter  fails,  Parking  Servi- 
ces is  at  fault,  not  the  driver.  They  should  be 
more  accommodating  to  the  driver. 

While  some  of  you  may  think  this  letter  is 
nitpicky,  it/  s  really  not  about  getting  my  $4 
back.  It's  the  principle:  institutions  need  to 
take  responsibility  for  mistakes— no  matter 
how  small  — and  stop  ripping  off  struggling 
students. 

-  liana  heifer, 
fourth-year  journalism 


Overheard  at  Carleton 

(Two  kids  walking  through  a  parking  tot) 

99  9 

Kid  1: 1  am  like,  so  old. 

Kid  2:  Please!  Don't  talk  to  me  about 

Guy  li  I  told  my  girlfriend's  little  sister 

being  old.  I'm  so  old  I  have  a  Game  Cube! 

about  you,  bud. 

Guy  2:  Isn't  she  14? 

99  9 

Guy  1:  No,  She's  16. 

Guy  3:  Wow!  She  can  drive  you  around 

Guy:  My  girlfriend  is  so  weird,  she 

with  her  mom  in  the  car! 

always  wants  to  cuddle  after  we  finish,  I 

just  wanna  play  NHL. 

9  9  9 

9  99 

Girl:  And  then  suddenly  it  just  works! 

See?  Clearly  I  just  needed  to  go  pee.  ! 

Guy  1:  Why  did  the  hipster  burn  his 

99  9 

tongue? 

Guy  2: 1  don't  know  why^ 

Guy  1:  Because  he  ate  the  pizza  before  it 

Guy:  Oh,  man.  I  think  I  just  shit  myself! 

was  cool! 

999 

9  99 

Guy:  You're  abstinent,  right? 

(In  the  Unicentre) 

Girl:  Yeah  clearly.  Why  do  you  think  I 

Girl:  That's  me,  what  a  hooch! 

know  so  much  about  STIs? 

You  shouldn't  abstain  from  emailing. 

Email:  oped@charlatan.ca 

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\  dents'  health  plan  without  the  GSA," 
\  July  26,  2012 

|  Did  the  current  CUSA  exec  make 
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i  lie  meetings,  circulars  or  referendum? 
\  Clearly  the  GSA  and  its  membership 
;  wasn't  properly  consulted. 

I  —  Doug  Nesbitt 

\  Posted  on  July  31,  2012 


RE:  "TAs  footing  bill  from  paychecks 
clawbacks  to  graduate,"  July  26,  2012 

This  was  a  University  administrative! 
error  in  the  first  place.  The  Admin  shouldf 
have  to  pay  for  their  own  mistakes,  lit-f 
erally.  What  they  shouldn't  be  doing  is| 
trying  to  recoup  their  losses  by  clawing: 
money  back  from  TAs  who  barely  make! 
enough  to  get  by  in  the  first  place. 

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ylake  STI  tests  a  priority 

pon't  think  that  you  don't  have  a  sexually  transmit- 
infection  (STI)  because  you've  never  shown  signs  or 
ptoms. 

Jhlamydia  and  gonorrhea  are  the  two  most  common 
terial  STIs  in  Ottawa,  according  to  Ottawa  Public 

jtlth. 

Most  people  with  chlamydia  don't  experience  any 

nptoms,  and  about  50  per  cent  of  people  with  gonor- 

,a  won't  show  any  symptoms. 

The  only  way  to  know  is  to  get  tested. 

p0n't  think  STIs  are  common  anymore?  The  number 
■onorrhea  cases  diagnosed  in  Ottawa  has  more  than 
bled  since  2000,  according  to  Ottawa  Public  Health. 

Chlamydia  and  gonorrhoea  can  easily  be  treated  with 
ibiotics.  However,  if  left  untreated,  they  can  cause  ma- 
long-term  health  problems,  including  infertility  and 
n  death,  according  to  the  Centers  for  Disease  Control 

j  prevention. 

Testing  is  free  through  Carleton  Health  and  Coun- 
ing  services  and  in  various  places  all  over  Ottawa, 
uding  the  Ottawa  Sexual  Health  Centre,  which  offers 
,nymous  testing. 

Usually  all  that  is  required  is  for  you  to  pee  in  a  cup.  For 
/,  a  small  blood  sample  is  taken.  It's  really  that  simple. 
:eeling  uncomfortable  about  going?  Bring  a  friend, 
ke  a  trip  of  it. 

There  is  stigma  surrounding  getting  tested,  but  there 
mldn't  be.  If  everyone  just  got  tested,  it  would  be  a  nor- 
1  thing  to  do,  and  we  would  all  be  much  safer  for  it. 
letting  tested  for  STIs  and  HIV  should  be  as  normal  as 
ting  your  flu  shot. 

•very  student  should  take  the  opportunity  to  take  con- 
of  their  sexual  health  and  get  tested, 
larleton  and  Ottawa's  testing  services  wont  make  a  dif- 
nce  unless  you  yourself  take  the  first  step  to  get  tested. 
Encourage  your  partners  and  friends  to  do  the  same.Q 

'U  services  key  to  success 


15 

August  30  -  September  5,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  «  oped@clmrlatan.ca 


It's  the  one  piece  of  advice  that  you  will  hear  over  and 
i.  It  will  drill  its  way  into  your  brain  until  it  has  lost  all 
aning,  and  you  forget  what  the  words  even  are. 
Yet,  every  year  there  are  students  that  seem  to  ignore  it 
lost  passionately. 

Use  all  the  resources  available  to  you. 
Coming  from  high  school,  a  lot  of  students  aren't  used 
eing  left  alone.  The  last  four  or  so  years,  you  were  used 
being  approached  by  teachers  or  guidance  counsellors 
enever  you  looked  like  you  were  having  problems.  Once 
hit  university,  it's  easy  to  fall  through  the  cracks.If  you 
t  go  out  and  search  for  what  you  need,  chances  are  it 
n't  find  you. 

That  is  why  it  is  so  crucial  that  students  use  the  resources 
y  have.  Carleton  has  an  incredible  number  of  services  and 
/ice  centres,  such  as  the  GLBTQ  Centre,  the  Womyn's 
itre,  the  Student  Academic  Success  Centre,  and  Health 

Counselling  Services,  among  many  others. 

matter  what  problem  you're  having,  from  academic 
rries  to  depression  or  just  plain  medical  problems,  Carle- 
and  its  student  unions  know  someone  who  can  help. 
Hiere  are  caring  students  and  employees  at  the  service 
tres  that  can  help  you,  confidentially  if  you  want  it.  But 

have  to  get  that  help  yourself.  Don't  let  yourself  fall 
)ugh  the  cracks.  □ 


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fore  online  at  www.tharh1an.ta 

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Lifeline  has  double  standard  for  student  rights 


1L 


Margaret  Campbell  is  a  fourth-year 
journalism  student  who  says  that  Carleton 
Lifeline  members  need  to  respect  the  right 
of  others  to  not  listen  to  tlieir  message. 


On  July  29,  the  Ontario  Court  of  Appeal  handed  down 
their  verdict  that  the  university  did  not  violate  Carleton 
Lifel  ine  members'  Charter  right  to  freedom  of  expression 
for  trespassing  in  October  2010. 

Tfie  Charlatan  reported  on  July  26  that  Ruth  Lobo-Shaw 
and  John  McLeod  sued  Carleton  for  more  than  $200,000 
last  year  after  Carleton  Lifeline  members  were  arrested 
during  a  demonstration  in  the  Tory  Quad  featuring  large 
graphic  posters  comparing  abortion  to  genocide. 

The  Ontario  Court  of  Appeal  ruled  that  the  Charter 
doesn't  apply  to  Carleton  because  they  are  not  carrying 
out  a  specific  government  program  or  policy  when  cam- 
pus space  is  booked  for 


Lifeline  club  members  do  have  the  right 
to  express  their  beliefs  but  Carleton 
students  also  have  the  freedom  not  to 
hear  them. 


extra-curricular  use. 

While  I  do  agree  that 
the  Lifeline  club  should 
have  the  right  to  utilize 
campus  space  for  the 
purposes  of  peaceful 
demonstration  just  like 
any  other  student  orga- 
nization what  I  take  issue 
with  is  their  use  of  large 

graphic  posters  to  communicate  their  message. 

These  posters  represent  the  anti-abortion  movements' 
double-standard  when  it  comes  to  respecting  Canadian 
rights  and  freedoms. 

By  using  graphic  posters  depicting  aborted  fetuses, 
Lifeline  members  are  forcing  all  Carleton  students  walk- 
ing through  the  quad  — some  of  whom  may  have  very 
different  beliefs  and  values—  to  listen  to  them. 

Lifeline  club  members  do  have  the  right  to  express 
their  beliefs  but  Carleton  students  also  have  the  freedom 
not  to  hear  them. 

Lifeline  members'  peaceful  protest  of  abortion  can  be 
compared  to  the  actions  of  Linda  Gibbons,  the  relentless 
anti-abortion  crusader  who  has  spent  years  behind  bars 
after  repe  itedly  violating  a  civil  order  to  stop  picketing 
outside  Toronto  abortion  clinics. 

According  to  a  National  Post  article  posted  online  June 


7,  Gibbons  would  go  so  far  as  to  enter  the  Bloor  West 
Village  Women's  Clinic  and  approach  patients  in  the 
waiting  room. 

She  even  told  the  judge  during  a  hearing  that  she 
would  continue  to  go  near  abortion  clinics  once  she  was 
released  again. 

It  confuses  me  that  pro-life  individuals  and  groups 
can  fight  so  vehemently  for  their  own  freedom  of  expres- 
sion (often  closely  linked  with  freedom  of  religion),  yet 
have  total  disregard  the  fact  that  women  choosing  abor- 
tions also  have  rights. 

Section  1  of  the  Charter  states  that  the  "Canadian 
Charter  of  Rights  and  Freedoms  guarantees  the  rights 
and  freedoms  set  out  in  it  subject  only  to  such  reasonable 
limits  prescribed  by  law  as  can  be  demonstrably  justified 
in  free  and  democratic  society." 

In  essence,  this  means  that  the  enjoyment  of  one's  own 
rights  should  only  go  so  far  as 
to  not  negatively  impact  the 
ability  of  others  to  enjoy  theirs. 

The  fact  is  that  in  1988  the 
Supreme  Court  of  Canada 
struck  down  Canada's  abortion 
laws  — which  made  it  illegal  to 
get  an  abortion—  as  unconstitu- 
tional. 

Therefore  women  have  the 
right  to  choose. 

In  contrast  to  the  overbearing  actions  of  Lifeline  club 
members  and  Linda  Gibbons,  the  Abortion  Rights  Co- 
alition of  Canada  (ARCC)  states  on  its  website  that  it 
recognizes  and  respects  the  cultural  and  political  diver- 
sity of  Canada. 

The  main  goal  of  the  ARCC  is  simply  the  promotion 
and  protection  of  women's  reproductive  rights.  1  high- 
ly doubt  that  you  would  find  them  or  other  pro-choice 
groups  forcing  their  way  into  a  church  to  push  their 
views  on  those  who  don't  want  to  hear  them. 

If  Carleton  Lifeline  members  organized  a  peaceful 
demonstration  on  campus  property,  I  would  not  be  op- 
posed to  it. 

I  don't  think  Carleton  should  have  them  arrested  for 
trespassing,  provided  they  put  any  graphic  imagery  in- 
side a  pamphlet,  giving  students  the  option  to  hear  their 
message  or  ignore  it.  □ 


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Arts 


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Arts  Editor:  Kristen  Cochrane"  arts@charlatati.ty 


Ottawa  students  get  Folked  up  for  cheap 

Tatiana  von  Recklinghausen  talked  to  Ottawa  Folk  Festival  organizers,  who  hope  to  reach  a  younger 

demographic  with  lineup  choices  and  student  discounts 


Carleton  students  can  consider 
themselves  neighbours  of  the  Ot- 
tawa Folk  Festival  this  year,  as  it 
will  be  held  at  Hog's  Back  Park, 
just  walking  distance  from  cam- 
pus. 

The  18th  annual  Folkfest  is 
bringing  artists  from  all  across 
Canada:  Vancouver-based  Said 
the  Whale  and  Montreal's  Patrick 
Watson  are  slated  to  perform  in  the 
five-day  event  Sept.  6-10. 

Traditionally,  Carleton  has  held 
a  large  concert  for  students  during 
frosh  week. 

This  year  students  will  have  the 
option  to  attend  the  Ottawa  Folk 
Festival  in  addition  to  K'Naan  con- 
cert during  frosh  week. 

Carleton  students  will  also  be 
able  to  purchase  subsidized  tickets 
for  Sept  8  and  10  from  the  CUSA 
office. 

University  of  Ottawa  and  Al- 
gonquin College  students  will 
also  benefit  from  the  discount, 
with  U  of  O  students  receiving 


discounted  tickets  for  Sept.  9  and 
10. 

Algonquin  College  students  are 
eligible  for  discounted  tickets  on 
Sept.  10. 

Mark  Monahan,  executive  dir- 
ector of  the  Ottawa  Bluesfest,  will 
be  returning  as  festival  supervisor 
at  the  Ottawa  Folk  Festival. 

He  said  the  experience  with  his 
team  at  Bluesfest  has  helped  him  in 
securing  acts. 

This  year's  acts,  however,  are 
intended  to  draw  in  a  younger 
demographic. 

"I  think  more  of  the  artists 
have  an  appeal  to  the  younger 
crowd,"  Monahan  said,  in  light 
of  a  festival  whose  last  few  years 
have  included  indie  favourites  of 
the  2000s. 

The  festival  isn't  short  on  inter- 
national artists,  ranging  from 
American  indie-folk  favourite  Bon 
Iver  to  "List  of  Demands"  singer- 
songwriter  Saul  Williams,  whose 
music  has  been  favoured  by  young 


Kitchener-born  Danny  Michel  will  be 
performing  at  Folkfest.  ||  provided 


demographics. 

The  chosen  artists  and  date 
change  were  partly  done  in  order 
to  appeal  to  students  in  Ottawa. 

"One  of  the  things  we  did  this 
year  was  move  the  dates  which 
were  traditionally  in  August  to  the 
weekend  after  Labour  Day,"  Mo- 
nahan said. 

"One  of  the  main  reasons  we 
did  that  was  so  that  we  could 
capitalize  [on  the  fact]  that  there 
are  a  lot  of  university  students  in 
town." 

While  drawing  in  a  younger 
crowd,  Monahan  said  they  also 
hope  to  keep  the  core  audience. 

"There  are  a  lot  of  great  Can- 
adian indie  bands  that  I  think  will 
appeal  to  a  wide  demographic," 
Monahan  said. 

"I  think  my  approach  is  to  deliv- 
er an  artistically  excellent  event." 

He  said  a  lot  of  the  artists  are 
well-known  and  respected  while 
attracting  a  large  turnout. 

One  of  the  artists  that  will  be 


playing  at  this  year's  festival 
Kitchener-born  Danny  Michel. 

He  said  there's  a  different 
when  playing  a  regular  show  \ 
sus  playing  at  a  festival,  as  those  a 
a  show  are  mostly  fans. 

Meanwhile,  festivals  can  attrac 
new  fans. 

"When  you're  playing  a  fes 
tival  there  are  a  lot  of  [attendees 
who  don't  know  who  you  are 
and  are  just  at  the  festival  walkinc 
around,"  Michel  said. 

"So  it's  nice  to  play  and  wir 
over  some  new  fans." 

Michel  said  he's  lookim 
forward  to  seeing  Los  Angeles 
based  singer-songwriter  L.P 
along  with  other  performances  a 
the  festival. 

"People  will  be  able  to  enjoy  tin 
experience  and  enjoy  some  grea 
music,"  Monahan  said. 

This  year  organizers  are  ex 
pecting  a  turnout  of  around  35,0(H 
people  compared  to  17,000  las 
year. 


Moveable  Feast  a  'massive  dusterfuck' 


"I've  always  loved  ani- 
mals that  are  beautiful 
but  dangerous  . . .  it's  a 
good  analogy  for  life." 

Coyote 

Matt  Mays 

Sonic  Entertainment 

Four  years  ago.  Matt  Mays 
and  his  former  band  El  Torpedo 
collaborated  on  the  2008  album 
Terminal  Romance.  Now,  after  a 
four-year  hiatus,  Mays  is  set  to 
release  his  new  album  Coyote 
early  this  September.  For  those 
who  enjoy  Mays'  laid-back  yet 
fervid  alternative  style,  it  was 
definitely  worth  the  wait 

Mays  credits  the  album's  title 
to  his  love  for  animals  in  a  press 
release  on  his  official  website.  He 
says,  "I've  always  loved  animals 
that  are  beautiful  but  dangerous 
. . .  it's  a  good  analogy  for  life." 

Not  only  does  the  coyote  ex- 
hibit his  affection  for  fur-dad 
friends,  he  equates  the  species, 
which  is  native  to  North  Amer- 
ica, as  shartfig,  "a  proper  home 
for  all  of  his  experiences." 

While  this  album  release  will 
be  the  first  glimpse  of  music 
from  Mays  in  awhile,  he  hasn't 
disconnected  from  his  personal 
music  creations. 

—  Nikki  G/odsione 
For  the  rest  of  this  story,  visit 


by  Brittany  Gush ue 


La  Petite  Mort  Gallery  opened 
its  Moveable  Feast,  a  group  exhib- 
ition comprised  of  20  curators  and 
20  artists  on  Aug.  3. 

"I  knew  that  the  end  result 
would  be  a  massive  clusterfuck  of 
what  everyone  perceives  the  theme 
to  be,"  said  Guy  Berube,  gallerist  at 
La  Petite  Mort. 

Berube  said  the  exhibition's  title, 
borrowed  Ermest  Hemingway's 
posthumous  memoir,  actually  in- 
fers an  international  theme. 

"I  love  the  phrase  [moveable 
feast]  because  it's  so  general.  Some 
people  thought  of  'moveable  feast' 
as  a  perspective  on  food  but  it's 
about  travel.  If  you  look  at  the  im- 
ages, you  can  see  it's  all  over  the 
map,"  Berube  said. 

The  exhibition  featured  twenty 
curators  choosing  20  pieces  in- 
dependently of  one  another  and 
from  any  theme  they  desired. 

From  Victoria  Courtney's 
"Cartis  Study,"  a  composition  of 
realistic  ink-rendered  wolves,  to 
Julie  Hodgson's  enigmatic,  black 
and  white  photograph  of  a  tree, 
entitled  "The  Origin  of  the  World," 
the  pieces  exemplify  great  breadth. 

At  the  opening,  artists  and  cur- 
ators mingled  as  they  scoped  out 
other  pieces  in  the  collection. 

"They're  all  here  making  com- 
parisons to  what  they  chose  and  1 
can  see  that  some  of  them  are  quite 
excited  about  their  choice.  Some  of 
them  are  thinking,  'I  should  have 
gone  further,'  so  I  like  the  idea 
of  repeating  this  and  seeing  how 
people  could  maybe  take  it  further 


each  time  we  do  it,"  Berube  said.       pensive  costs  of  modern  food. 

Artist  and  Carleton  alumnus  "It  gives  you  an  opportunity  to 
Barry  Pottle  took  the  theme  with  a     be  really  surprised  by  some  of  the 


"After  the  Cut"  by  Carleton  alumnus  Barry  Pottle  was  displayed  at  the  exhibition. 

||  photo  by  Pedro Vasconcellos 


more  literal  context 

"I  look  at  it  in  terms  of  the  feast 
that  we  have  in  the  country.  When 
we  come  together,  have  celebra- 
tions and  meetings,  we  tend  to 
have  a  feast  of  country  food.  I  look 
at  it  in  that  context  and  think,  oh, 
this  would  be  mteresting  to  see 
if  Inuit  art  would  fit  in  that  and  I 
think  it  has." 

Pottle's  photograph  "After  the 
Cut",  shows  a  piece  of  raw  meat 
after  it  has  been  cut 

"[I'm]  trying  to  bring  awareness 
to  our  urban  lnuit,"  Pottle  said. 

Pottle  is  known  for  his  photo- 
graphs which  advocate  for  better 
rural  food  access  for  people  in  the 
north,  who  struggle  with  the  ex- 


work  you  normally  wouldn't  see 
or  seek  out,"  curator  Remco  Vol- 
mer  said. 

For  some,  the  feast  left  a  bitter 
aftertaste.  Viewer  Andrea  Lewis 
said  "there  are  certain  pieces  that  I 
simply  cannot  connect  with." 

Pointing  to  one  of  Ashkan  Hon- 
arvar's  graphic  collages,  she  said 
that  it  was  "just  a  little  too  in  my 
face  Honarvar's  collages,  collect- 
ively entitled  "The  Age  of  Adz," 
explored  the  darker  side  of  the 
human  body  and  its  beauty.  His 
figures  are  formed  from  sections 
of  the  body,  cut  up  and  mashed 
together  to  form  a  graphic  whole. 

Artist  Meaghan  Haugh- 
ian  enjoyed  the  exhibition  and  its 


novelty. 

"I  think  it' s  really  fun.  [Berub 
is  always  trying  different  things' 
and  it's  an  interesting  concept." 

Berube  attributes  this  to  his 
openness  in  subject  matter. 

"I  think  that  I  kind  of  have  a 
wide  range  of  what  I  do.  But  ii 
my  wide  range  it  doesn't  necessar 
ily  repeat  itself.  I  like  to  surprise 
people." 


For  more  coverage  . . . 


From  Coraline  to 
ParaNorman 

Sarah  Bradley  reviews 
ParaNorman,  which  she  says  is 
a  quirky  film  for  all  ages  with 
staggering  animation  and  a 
timeless  theme. 

Yukon  Blonde's 
genre  switch 

Matt  Blenkarn  says  that  the 
band's  latest  record,  Tiger 

Talk,  proves  that  the  quartet 
can  switch  genres  almost 
effortlessly. 

Danny  Michel  returns 

Calum  Slingerland  says 
Danny  Michel  deserves 
recognition  as  one  of  Canada's 
finest  singer-songwriters  with  j 
Black  Birds  are  Dancing  On  Me 


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Sock  'ri  Buskin  to  feature  tradition  and  a  transvestite 


.v  rrianna  Harris  

Theatrical  hopes  are  high  as  Sock  'n'  Buskin 
jounced  its  two  major  productions:  Shake- 
ipeare's  Othello  and  Vie  Rocky  Horror  Slmo. 

Othello  will  run  in  Jan.  2013  and  the  cult 
-lassie  Tlw  Rocky  Horror  Shoiv  will  run  in  Mar. 
!013. 

The  upcoming  year  of  Carleton's  student- 
•un  theatre  is  promising,  artistic  director 
-eoff  Bumside  said. 

"For  Vie  Rocky  Horror  Shorn,  all  we  have 


All  we  have  in  mind  is 
to  put  on  a  fun  show. 

—  Geoff  Bumside, 
artistic  director 


I 


in  mind  currently  is  to  put  on  a  fun  show, 
jiat  people  will  enjoy,  considering  that  it's 
ilready  a  favourite  of  many,"  Bumside  said. 

Bumside  will  be  directing  Rocky  Hor- 
■or  along  with  Terran  Veda,  a  former  stage 
nanager  of  the  2011-2012  Sock  'n'  Buskin 
iroduction  77/is  1$  Our  Youth. 

Dave  Dawson,  who  has  previously 
vorked  on  Company  and  Romeo  and  Juliet, 
vill  direct  Othello. 

"For  Othello,  which  will  begin  production 
n  2013,  the  vision  will  be  up  to  the  direc- 
or,  and  the  company  will  work  as  hard  as 
ve  can  to  meet  that  vision,  within  reason," 
iumside  said. 


But  can  that  vision  prompt  a  larger  turn- 
out for  Sock  'n'  Buskin  in  the  new  year? 

The  audience  should  be  excited  for  Rocky 
Horror  because  the  movie  has  a  large  cult 
following  in  Ottawa,  Bumside  said/The  in- 
dependent Mayfair  Theatre  on  Bank  St.  screens 
Vie  Rocky  Horror  Picture  Show  monthly,  with 
what  the  theatre  calls  "Participaction!" 


The  audience  dresses  up  and  shouts  lines 
in  sync  with  the  film. 

Bumside  hopes  that  the  chance  to  see  it 
performed  completely  live  will  spark  addi- 
tional interest.  He  is  also  looking  forward  to 
an  experienced  new  team  of  student  leaders. 

"The  most  exciting  thing  about  this  sea- 
son is  the  beginning  of  a  new  era  of  Sock  'n' 


Buskin,"  Bumside  said. 

"The  board  of  directors  is  brand  new, 
consisting  of  students  who  have  spent  pre- 
vious years  working  on  shows  under  the 
previous  board." 

"I  am  very  excited  to  see  what  this 
board  is  capable  of  doing.  I  expect  fantastic 
things."  □ 


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How  to  Be  a  Person:  The  Stranger's 
Guide  to  College,  Sex,  Intoxicants, 
Tacos,  and  Life  Itself 
Various  Authors 
Sasquatch 

When  a  book  tells  you  "The  best 
books  are  funny:  Feel  free  lo  put  down 
any  that  aren't,"  you  know  right  away 
that  the  author  (or  authors  in  this 
particular  case)  have  a  confidence  in 
their  work  to  the  point  that  you  won't 
feel  any  need  to  put  it  down.  Hoii>  To  Be 
A  Person:  The  Stranger's  Guide  to  College, 
Sex,  Intoxicants,  Tacos,  and  Life  Itself  is 
one  such  book. 

The  book  is  a  collection  of  es- 
says by  various  authors,  including 
acclaimed  writer  and  activist  Dan  Sav- 
age, with  articles  from  his  Savage  Love 
column.  These  relevant  themes  prove 
that  How  To  Be  A  Person  is  exactly  what 
it  claims  to  be— a  guide  to  college  and 
anything  remotely  related.  The  staff 
members  of  The  Stranger  have  come 
up  with  foolproof  solutions  for  almost 
anything— how  to  choose  a  major  to 
how  to  start  a  conversation,  coming  out 
of  the  closet,  and  even  making  the  best 
tacos  ever.  Spoiler:  cooking  for  dates  is 
highly  recommended  by  The  Stranger. 

Organized  in  clear  sections  (ie. 
What  No  One  Else  Will  Tell  About 
Drinking/Drugs/Sex  and  Dating/ etc.. 
How  To  Be  Gay  and  more)  and  further 
reduced  to  allow  the  reader  to  pick  and 
choose  the  advice  they  need.  How  To  Be 
A  Person  is  quick  and  to  the  point.  And, 
let's  face  it,  which  college  or  university 
student  has  time  for  casual  reading?  I'll 
tell  you.  None  of  them. 

That  being  said,  How  To  Be  A 
Person  should  become  required  reading 
for  anyone  entering  into  the  realm  of 
academia  or  even  just  leaving  home 
for  the  first  time.  There's  a  lot  of  value 
even  for  those  that  have  been  away  at 
school  for  a  few  years  as  well.  Reading 
the  knowledge  contained  within  this 
book  might  even  convince  you  that 
you're  looking  forward  to  the  return  of 
classes. 


I  know  I'm  already  looking  forward 
to  throwing  a  party  once  the  academic 
year  starts.  Apparently  candles  are  a 
requirement.  I'll  just  have  to  make  sure  I 
have  the  fire  station  on  speed  dial  because 
I  have  a  100  pack  of  tea  lights  with  my 
name  on  it!  What's  the  number  for  911? 

One  of  the  best  things  about  this  book 
is  that  the  writers  at  The  Stranger  seem  to 
have  no  filter.  You'll  find  yourself  reading 
up  on  the  basics  required  to  flirt  with  a 
film  major  (hint:  they  love  sleds)  when  all 
of  a  sudden  Dan  Savage  is  flipping  off  a 
kid  who  has  come  to  him  for  advice. 

This  no-nonsense  approach,  while 
sometimes  a  bit  harsh,  gives  you  the  im- 
pression that  you're  getting  advice  from 
a  good  friend  who  isn't  afraid  to  tell  you 
like  it  is.  Their  advice  is  non-judgmental 
(for  the  most  part.  Or  at  least  when  it 
comes  to  drug  use)  and  covers  all  spec- 
trums  of  the  rainbow  providing  info  for 
everyone  who  might  find  themselves  in  a 
bowl  of  alphabet  soup  or  on  the  straight 
and  narrow. 

The  only  downfall  to  this  guide  is  its 
Yankee-centric  approach  in  some  parts, 
like  its  entire  section  titled  A  Guide  To 
America  and  a  guide  on  how  to  know  if 
you're  a  Republican  or  a  Democrat  (hint 
you  shouldn't  be  a  Republican). 

— Froser  Tripp 

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Ottawa  opens  first  live-action 
gaming  facility 


by  Oliver  Sachgau 


The  broken-down  van  is  steps  ahead, 
the  same  shade  as  the  broken  buildings 
surrounding  it.  The  door  is  open,  and 
you  rush  towards  it,  hoping  to  take 
refuge  in  the  barren  insides  of  the 
vehicle.  Suddenly,  the  sound  of  gunfire 
erupts  to  your  left.  You  try  to  fire  back, 
but  it's  too  late:  you're  already  dead. 

While  this  sounds  like  a  story  out  of 
an  urban  war  zone,  it's  actually  a  game. 
It's  called  Battlefield  Live,  and  is  in  its 
essence,  a  mix  between  laser-tag  and 
paintball. 

The  gaming  facility  is  played  in  over  35 
countries  around  the  world,  and  opened 
its  east-end  Ottawa  location  on  July  21. 
Facility  owners  hosted  a  VIP  event  on 
Aug.  4. 

Players  walk  around  a  constructed 
urban  or  outdoor  environment  holding 
metal  guns  that  shoot  invisible  bullets. 
Aiming  is  done  using  the  scopes  on  the 
guns,  which  come  in  different  styles, 
ranging  from  sub-machine  guns  to  huge 
sniper  rifles. 

The  game  is  loosely  tied  with  the  video- 
game series  Battlefield,  but  beyond  sharing 
a  name,  has  no  obvious  connection.  Alex 
Rauscher,  the  owner  of  Battlefield  Live 


Ottawa  said  the  game  was  designed  win 
gamers  in  mind. 

"The  people  that  designed  these  guns 
Australia  were  gamers,  and  they  design^ 
video  games  before  they  started  this.  Thei 
wanted  something  that  got  people  off  th 
couch,  and  into  the  action,"  he  said. 

The  game  style  is  reminiscent  of  botl 
paintball  and  laser-tag.  Players  that  ar< 
"dead"  are  not  allowed  to  communicah 
with  other  players  in  order  to  keep  th( 
tactics  realistic. 

"Real  life  tactics  actually  work  witl 
this  system,  where  you  can  clear  rooms 
you  can  push  the  enemy  back  and  hold 
position,"  Rauscher  said. 

However,  unlike  paintball,  there  is  n< 
paint  and  no  bruising.  The  guns  work  oi 
an  infrared  system,  so  players  can  shooi 
each  other  from  up  to  1400  feet  away 

"It's  a  high-tech  version  of  those  games! 
You  have  red-dot  scopes  that  light  up 
.  and  with  the  realistic  sounds  and  feel 
it's  very  easy  to  immerse  yourself  in  thi 
game,"  he  said. 

While  there  may  not  be  any  real  bullet: 
flying,  when  your  gun  emits  a  sound  o 
a  bullet  whizzing  by  your  head,  you  di 
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Ravens  battle  tough  Division  I  opposition 


gy  epika  Stark 


The  gap  is  closing  between  the  top  teams 
jn  Canadian  Interuniversity  Sport  (CIS) 
basketball  and  their  southern  counterparts, 
according  to  Tyson  Hinz. 

"I  think  the  CIS  for  the  most  part  is 
becoming  better  and  better  each  year,"  said 
the  fourth-year  Carleton  Ravens  forward. 

Both  the  men's  and  women's  basketball 
teams  took  on  National  Collegiate  Athletic 
Assocation  (NCAA)  opponents  earlier  this 
month  as  part  of  their  exhibition  season. 
The  men  sandwiched  a  74-70  loss  to  the 
University  of  Nevada,  Las  Vegas  Rebels 
Aug.  18  with  wins  over  the  University  at 
Buffalo  Bills  Aug.  14  and  the  Northeastern 
University  Huskies  Aug.  22. 

Hinz  said  it/  s  nice  to  get  back  on  the  court. 

"After  however  many  months  of  being 
off,  it's  good  to  get  back,  wear  the  uniform 
jnd  get  to  play  a  real  game  and  beat  up  on 
someone  other  than  your  teammates,"  he 
said. 

And  beating  up  on  Division  I  teams  isn't 
so  easy,  he  said. 

"We  know  they're  always  going  to  give 
us  a  test  physically,"  Hinz  said.  "I  think  we 
have  the  advantage  mentally  but  all  of  their 
guys  are  a  lot  more  athletic  than  we  are,  a  lot 
bigger  too,  so  it's  always  fun  to  play  those 
kinds  of  games." 

Discipline  is  important  too  against  these 
teams,  he  said. 

"We've  got  to  be  poised,  we've  got  to 
execute  each  possession  because  if  we  give 


but  Hinz  and  Bush  stressed  that  this  is  a 
crucial  time  for  the  teams  to  improve  before 
the  regular  season. 

"We're  kind  of  just  getting  used  to 
everything,  kind  of  just  getting  back  on 
track,  getting  started  again,"  Bush  said. 
"We're  keeping  our  focus  on  our  goals  and 
where  we  want  to  end  up  so  I  think  we're  all 
pushing  pretty  hard  to  improve  as  much  as 
we  can  before  the  season  starts." 

As  for  the  men's  team,  Hinz  said  it's  a 
pretty  big  month. 

"With  school  starting,  we  kind  of  have 
to  get  back  into  things,  but  then  we  really 
have  to  make  sure  we're  getting  better  as  a 
basketball  team,"  he  said. 

The  exhibition  season  for  both  Ravens 
basketball  teams  resumes  in  October.  □ 


For  more  coverage  . . . 


nt  1-2  in  their  pre-season  this  year  against  NCAA  Division  I  opponents. 


away  possession  and  we  give  them  layups, 
we  have  no  hope  of  beating  them,"  Hinz 
said. 

On  the  women's  side,  fifth-year  guard 
Alyson  Bush  said  it  was  good  to  be  back  on 
the  court. 

"It's  always  good  to  get  our  first  games 
under  our  belt,"  she  said.  "Obviously  playing 
the  American  schools  is  a  challenge  for  us 
but  it  shows  us  what  its  like  to  compete  at  a 
high  level  and  I  think  it  should  be  an  exciting 


year. 

The  Ravens  dropped  two  close  games  to 
the  lona  College  Gaels  Aug.  15  and  17,  losing 
71-64  and  70-67,  respectively,  but  they  beat 
the  Youngstown  State  Penguins  83-64  Aug. 
16. 

"I  think  that  the  teams  we  played  were 
definitely  talented  teams  and  they  were 
really  athletic,"  Bush  said. 

Both  teams  now  have  over  a  month  off 
before  any  more  exhibition  play  continues, 


New  Raven  ready 

JonWillemsen  interviewed  basketall 
recruit  Cole  Penman  about  his  new  role 
on  the  team. 


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Sports  Editor:  Callum  Micucci  •  spcyrts@diarlalan.cn 


Carleton  grad  captures  Olympic  bronze 

Third-generation  Olympic  canoeist  takes  home  the  family's  first  medal  at  London  2012 


By  Farhan  Devi i 


It  wasn't  long  ago  that  Mark 
Oldershaw  would  roam  the  halls 
of  Carleton  University  just  like  any 
other  student. 

Before  he  graduated  back  in 
2010,  Oldershaw  hung  out  with 
his  friends  at  Oliver's  Pub,  spent 
lots  of  time  in  the  library,  and 
played  intramural  hockey  and 
soccer. 

Less  than  three  years  later,  he's 
an  Olympic  medalist. 

Oldershaw,  a  29-year-old  Bur- 
lington, Ont.  native,  paddled  to  a 
bronze  medal  Aug.  8  at  the  2012 
Olympic  Games  in  London,  after 
posting  a  time  of  3:48  in  the  one- 
man  1,000-metre  canoe  sprint. 

"It's  hard  to  describe  exactly 
how  1  felt  when  I  got  the  bronze; 
it  was  so  overwhelming,"  said 
Oldershaw,  who  first  came  to 
Carleton  in  2002,  but  took  most 
spring  semesters  off  to  train  in 
Florida,  in  addition  to  a  couple 
years  around  the  Olympics. 

"So  much  of  my  life  had  gone 
into  preparing  for  that  race,  so  to 
actually  make  it  happen  on  the 
day  when  it  counted  the  most  was 
a  great  feeling." 

A  well-deserved  one,  too. 

For  quite  some  time,  it  seemed 
like  winning  an  Olympic  medal 
just  wasn't  in  the  Oldershaw 
family's  cards. 

Often  referred  to  as  Canada's 


Oldershaw  at  the  2012 ICF  Canoe  Sprint  World  Cup  in  May,  where  he  won  gold  in  the  CI  1,000  m.  [  |  photo  courtesy  of  Balint  Vekassy 


first  paddling  family,  the  Older- 
shaws  have  a  rich  history  in  the 
water. 

Mark's  grandfather,  Bert, 
started  the  family  tradition  by 
competing  in  the  1948  Summer 
Games— also  held  in  London— 
and  two  others.  His  three  sons, 
including  Mark's  father,  Scott, 
also  appeared  in  the  Olympics, 
but  they  too  walked  away  empty- 
handed. 

Then  came  Mark.  The  family's 
last  hope,  one  might  say.  But  that's 


not  how  he  looked  at  it. 

"1  never  really  thought  of  my- 
self as  my  family* s  last  chance  to 
get  a  medal,"  he  said.  "Just  partici- 
pating in  the  Olympic  Games  is  an 
accomplishment  my  family  is  very 
proud  of  so  we  never  felt  like  we 
were  missing  something  by  not 
winning  a  medal." 

And  although  he  was  once  con- 
sidered one  of  the  top  Canadian 
junior  paddlers,  there  came  a  point 
in  time  when  even  he  looked  like 
a  long  shot  to  reach  the  elusive 


Olympic  podium. 

In  2003,  Oldershaw  developed  a 
non-cancerous  tumour  in  his  pad- 
dling hand,  which  required  two 
surgeries  and  halted  his  Olympic 
aspirations.  But  there  was  more  to 
it  than  that. 

"It  was  a  very  difficult  time  for 
me,  not  only  in  sport  but  in  life,"  he 
said.  "It  caused  a  lot  of  pain  and  I 
wasn't  able  to  do  a  lot  of  the  things 
I  loved  to  do.  Getting  through  that 
taught  me  a  lot,  how  to  appreciate 
things  in  life  and  to  really  enjoy 


every  day." 

So  thafs  what  he  did. 

After  watching  his  friend  and 
training  partner  Adam  van  Ko- 
everden  capture  gold  in  the  K-l, 
500-metre  event  at  the  2004  Olym- 
pic Games  in  Athens,  Oldershaw 
qualified  for  the  2010  Games  in 
Beijing. 

But  he  admittedly  struggled  in 
his  Olympic  debut,  failing  to  ad- 
vance to  the  finals  and  finishing 
10th  overall. 

Then  he  set  his  sights  on  Lon- 
don, and  the  rest  is  history. 

"I'm  still  on  a  high  from  it, 
but  it's  starting  to  finally  sink 
in,"  Oldershaw  said.  "The  recep- 
tion I've  gotten  from  everyone 
has  been  absolutely  incredible. 
People  from  all  over  Canada 
have  reached  out  to  me  and  con- 
gratulated me.  It's  been  a  pretty 
amazing  feeling." 

And  as  a  first-time  Olympic 
medalist,  Oldershaw  has  already 
learned  a  valuable  lesson:  keep 
your  medal  around  your  neck 
at  all  times.  A  few  days  after  his 
race,  Oldershaw  went  out  to  a  bar 
in  London  and  forgot  to  bring  his 
medal  to  get  in  free.  So  he  used  van 
Koeverden's. 

"I  guess  it  was  a  rookie  mis- 
take," Oldershaw  said.  "Adam 
said  to  keep  it  with  me  at  all  times 
for  the  next  six  months  so  I  guess 
I'll  have  to  do  that." 

And  you  can't  blame  him.  □ 


Scrubb,  Smart  train  with  national  team  in  T.O. 


by  Farhan  Devji 


Things  just  keep  getting 
better  fy  Carleton  Ravens  men's 
basket     star  Philip  Scrubb. 

Canada  Basketball  held  its 
senior  men's  national  team 
training  camp  Aug.  24-28  at  the 
Air  Canada  Centre  in  Toronto, 
and  Scrubb  was  among  27  players 
who  attended  the  camp. 

Two  years  after  earning 
Canadian  Interuni  versify  Sport 
(CIS)  rookie  of  the  year  honours, 
and  just  months  after  being  named 
the  league's  most  valuable  player, 
the  third-year  guard  has  come  one 
step  closer  to  achieving  one  of  his 
childhood  dreams. 

"Ever  since  I  started  to  take 
basketball  seriously,  I've  made 
that  a  goal  of  mine,"  said  the 
19-year-old  Richmond,  B.C. 
native. 

"It's  a  pretty  good  opportunity 
and  hopefully  I'll  come  out  and 
play  well." 

Although  this  was  his  first 
experience  with  the  senior 
national  team,  Scrubb  has 
represented  Canada  in  the  past  at 
the  junior  level.  Most  recently,  he 
competed  in  the  2011  International 


Philip  Scrubb  at  the  20)2  CIS  Final  8 
Championship.  ||  File 

Basketball  Federation  (FIBA) 
Under-19  World  Championships 
in  Latvia. 

Scrubb  was  one  of  only 
three  current  CIS  players  who 
participated  in  the  five-day 
training  camp. 


It  was  a  star-studded  roster 
that  included  six  NBA  players  and 
many  more  highly-touted  National 
Collegiate  Athletic  Association 
prospects. 

"I'm  just  going  to  come  out  and 
play,"  Scrubb  said.  "I  don't  think 
it  really  matters  what  level  you're 
playing  at,  just  as  long  as  you  can 
play.  As  long  as  I  stay  confident, 
I  think  1  can  compete  with  these 
guys." 

And  he  deserved  the 
opportunity  to  do  just  that, 
according  to  Ravens  head  coach 
Dave  Smart,  who  was  also  named 
to  the  national  team  as  an  assistant 
coach. 

Smart  said  being  in  a 
professional  environment  will 
help  Scrubb  improve  from  a 
leadership  standpoint,  but  he's 
already  a  "great  talent"  with  a 
bright  future. 

"The  thing  is,  he's  only  19 
years  old,"  Smart  said.  "I  don't 
think  anybody  recognizes  just 
how  young  he  is  because  of 
everything  he's  accomplished. 
As  long  as  he  keeps  improving, 
he  can  go  as  far  as  he  wants  to 
go." 

And  just  like  every  other  player 


This  is  Dave  Smart's  second  time 
coaching  the  national  team.  ||  File 

who  competed  in  the  training 
camp,  Scrubb  said  he'd  love  to 
represent  Canada  at  the  2016 
Olympic  Games  in  Rio  de  Janeiro. 

"It'd  be  an  amazing  experience, 
but  there's  a  long  way  to  go," 
Scrubb  said. 


"I  have  to  make  the  team,  and 
the  team  has  to  qualify." 

After  failing  to  qualify  for 
this  summer's  Olympic  Games 
in  London,  Canada  sits  26th 
in  the  International  Basketball 
Federation  (FIBA)  world  rankings. 
The  goal  will  surely  be  to  rum 
things  around  in  time  for  2016,  but 
that  may  be  pushing  it,  Smart  said. 

"That's  obviously  the  goal  and 
there's  certainly  enough  talent  to 
have  an  opportunity,  but  it's  going 
to  be  tough,"  Smart  said.  "They're 
still  very  young.  The  program  has 
a  chance  to  be  very  good,  but  it's 
going  to  take  a  while." 

With  eight  CIS  championships 
and  previous  experience  with  the 
senior  national  team  under  his  belt, 
Canada  Basketball  feltSmart could 
help  get  them  there. 

For  his  part,  Smart  said  he 
couldn't  pass  up  the  opportunity 
to  work  with  Canadian  basketball 
star  Steve  Nash,  who  also 
happens  to  be  the  team's  general 
manager,  and  Jay  Triano,  who  was 
introduced  as  head  coach  at  a  Aug 
23  press  conference.  Q 

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WELCOME  BACK!  CUSA 

ON  UNIVERSITY  STUDENTS'  ASSOCIATION 
SERVING  STUDENTS  FOR  70  YEARS  1 942-201 2 


summer  to  prepare  for  the  school  year  and  improve  how  we  operate. 


Here  are  some  of  the  things  we  have  been  working  on: 

Health  Plan:  Over  the  summer,  CUSA  performed  a  thorough  review  of 
our  health  plan  and  decided  to  switch  providers.  The  new  health  plan 
will  provide  students  with  identical  benefits,  improved  service  at  a 
reduced  cost.  Students  who  remain  enrolled  in  the  plan  will  receive  a 
refund  check  for  the  savings  later  in  the  semester.  For  more  information 
visit  the  Student  Care  kiosk  in  the  atrium  or  stop  by  the  CUSA  office. 

Clubs  &  Societies:  CUSA  has  made  improving  clubs  and  societies  a 
priority.  We  have  substantially  increased  funding,  simplified  the 
ratification  process  and  created  more  dedicated  space  * 
for  clubs  and  societies  on  campus. 


CUSA  Live:  We  have  just  launched  a  student  run,  web 
based  radio  station.  This  pilot  project  will  feature  great 
music  all  day,  every  day  and  be  broadcasting  live  from 
CUSA  events.  Download  the  mobile  app  or  go  to 
www.cusaonline.ca/live  to  check  it  out! 

Everyone  at  CUSA  is  looking  forward  to  a  great 
semester,  if  you  have  any  comments, 
suggestions  or  would  just  like  to  sit  down  and 
chat  stop  by  the  CUSA  office  anytime.  We 
would  love  to  hear  from  you. 


Alexander  Golovko 
President,  CUSA 


News 


September  6  -  September  12, 2012 
News  Editors:  Adella  Khan  and  Inayat  Singh  •  nezv5@charlatan.ca 


Students  trapped  in  res  during  fire  alarm 


by  Inayat  Singh 

Students  on  one  unlucky  residence  floor 
were  trapped  behind  locked  doors  during  a 
false  fire  alarm  in  the  Lennox  and  Addington 
building  Sept.  5,  trying  desperately  to  get 
out  while  claiming  they  received  little 
communication  from  university  safety. 

The  alarm  hit  the  building  at  12:48  a.m., 
and  during  the  evacuation,  locks  on  the 
doors  of  the  eighth  floor  failed,  locking  the 
students  in.  The  fire  escape  doors,  meant  to 
automatically  unlock  during  a  fire  alarm, 
locked  instead. 

Approximately  18  students  were  trapped 
on  the  floor  for  ten  minutes  before  safety 
officers  could  open  the  doors,  according  to 
a  letter  released  by  director  of  university 
safety  Allan  Burns. 

Students  on  the  floor,  however,  claim 
the  situation  was  not  dealt  with  properly 
by  university  safety,  and  said  there  was 
and  continues  to  be  a  serious  lack  of 
communication  between  the  affected 
students  and  university  authorities. 

"I  did  my  best  to  attempt  to  communicate 
with  the  university  and  the  department  of 
safety  but  there  was  no  communication 
and  our  best  efforts  to  find  out  what  was 
happening  were  not  properly  met,"  said 
eighth-floor  resident  Joel  Tallerico,  who  was 
one  of  the  students  trapped  inside. 

Tallerico  is  also  vice-president 
{administration)  of  the  Rideau  River 
Residence  Association  which  issued  a  press 
release  Sept.  5  slamming  the  university's 
response  and  calling  for  an  inquiry. 

"We  need  a  full  and  open  review  of 
University  Safety  communications.  This 
should  never  happen  again,"  the  press 
release  said. 

When  the  alarms  began  ringing,  Tallerico 
said  he  and  his  fellow  residents  left  their 


Students  on  the  eighth  floor  of  Lennox  and  Addington  House  were  trapped  on  their  floor  during  a  false 
fire  alarm  Sept.  5,  without  assurance  of  their  safety  from  the  university.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcsllos 


rooms  immediately  and  went  toward  the 
exits. 

When  they  found  they  could  not  open 
the  doors,  Tallerico  went  back  into  his  room 
and  called  university  safety,  who  told  him 
officers  were  on  their  way. 

University  safety  officers  reached  the 
doors  shortly  after  the  alarms,  but  while 
students  could  see  the  officers,  they  could 
not  hear  them  and  were  still  locked  inside. 

"So  that  point  was  when  panic  started  to 
set  in  even  more  on  the  floor  and  students 
were  becoming  overly  distressed,"  Tallerico 
said. 

"There  was  no  communication  and  we 
just  had  no  idea  what  was  going  on,"  said 
Caleb  Hans,  a  third-year  public  affairs  and 
policy  management  student  who  lives  on  the 


floor.  "We  weren't  sure  if  this  was  just  a  drill 
or  if  it  was  a  real  fire.  No  one  knew  what  was 
going  on." 

"A  lot  of  people  were  pretty  scared,"  he 
said. 

Following  this,  safety  officers  managed 
to  open  the  doors,  and  directed  students  to 
leave  through  the  fire  escape. 

However,  according  to  Tallerico,  no 
further  direction  was  given,  and  at  this  point 
the  students  were  not  told  the  fire  alarm  had 
been  false. 

"For  me  this  was  very  traumatic," 
Tallerico  said.  "Waking  up  at  12:48  in  the 
morning  and  believing  you're  in  a  situation 
where  you're  supposed  to  be  exiting  a 
building  and  it's  life  or  death,  and  having 
the  doors  on  either  side  locked  is  very,  very 


traumatic." 

The  day  following  the  incident,  Burns 
addressed  the  floor  to  explain  what  had 
happened.  Counselling  services  were 
offered  to  students,  but  his  apology  did  not 
satisfy  all  students. 

"He  didn't  really  address  the  lack  of 
communication,"  Hans  said.  "I  would've 
liked  to  have  heard  more  of  an  apology 
and  more  discussion  of  this  lack  of 
communication.  A  lot  of  us  were  scared,  and 
we  were  not  even  notified  of  the  situation." 

"He  was  there  to  offer  an  apology  for  the 
mechanical  failure  of  the  mechanisms  in  the 
building,  but  that's  not  enough,  that's  not 
enough  for  our  students,"  Tallerico  said. 

Tallerico  said  he  would  like  a  review  of 
the  incident  along  with  a  full  apology  for  the 
"lack  of  communication"  and  "the  fear  and 
emotional  trauma"  that  was  felt  by  students 
on  the  floor. 

The  letter  from  Allan  Burns,  posted  on  the 
university's  website,  said  an  "investigation" 
is  underway  to  find  out  why  the  locking 
mechanisms  failed. 

The  letter  said  the  building's  alarm 
systems  are  tested  every  month,  and  in 
numerous  past  tests  over  the  past  year, 
the  automatic  unlocking  systems  have 
never  failed.  The  doors  have  been  repaired 
following  the  incident. 

The  letter  also  states  someone 
deliberately  activated  an  alarm  at  a  pull 
station. 

"A  possible  suspect  has  been  identified 
and  criminal  charges  may  be  laid,"  Bums 
wrote. 

Burns  wrote  that  making  the  campus 
safer  was  a  "shared  responsibility"  and  that 
all  false  alarms  would  always  be  treated  as 
"real  emergency  events." 

Bums  could  not  be  reached  for  further 
comment  at  the  time  of  publication.  □ 


CUSA  moving  away  from  CFS 


by  Jakob  Kuzyk 


A  rift  between  the  new  executive  of  the 
Carleton  University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  and  the  larger  Canadian  Federation 
of  Students  (CFS)  has  been  growing  through 
a  series  of  moves  this  summer.  CUSA  is  Lo- 
cal 1  of  the  CFS,  meaning  they  were  the  first 
student  union  to  join  the  federation. 

CUSA's  executives  missed  a  CFS-Ontario 
meeting  Aug.  16,  claiming  they  never  got  an 
invitation,  and  CUSA  council  voted  down 
the  CFS  anti-homophobia  and  transphobia 
campaign  earlier  in  the  summer.  More  re- 
cently, CUSA  moved  away  from  the  CFS 
and  produced  agendas  for  the  first  time  in 
five  years,  opting  to  print  its  own  agendas. 

"These  [new]  agendas  cost  much  less 
than  the  CFS  ones  and  we  were  able  to  save 
the  money,  and  reinvest  the  money  into  of- 
fering CUSA  notebooks,"  De  Luca  said.  "At 
the  same  time  we  were  able  to  control  all  the 
content  that  went  into  the  agenda." 

According  to  the  June  18  CUSA  council 
meeting  minutes,  CFS  has  already  made  the 
agendas  for  CUSA  and  is  unwilling  to  cancel 
the  order,  unless  CUSA  pays  the  CFS  its  loss 
of  profit  -  between  $2,000-$4,000. 

CUSA  expects  the  new  agenda  deal  will 
Profit  them  between  $16,000  and  $18,000. 

CUSA  may  be  ending  other  CFS  purchas- 
es agreements  as  well. 


The  CFS-run  campaign  to  challenge  homophobia  and  transphobia 


s  without  CUSA  support.  ||  file 


"Historically,  past  CUSA  executives  have 
always  purchased  goods  and  services  from 
the  CFS  at  a  substantially  higher  price,"  De 
Luca  said.  "As  of  now  we  are  purchasing 
nothing  from  the  CFS.  Everything  the  CFS 
offers  we  can  find  at  a  better  quantity  and 
better  price." 

CFS-Ontario  held  an  annual  general 
meeting  for  its  provincial  student  unions, 
which  was  not  attended  by  CUSA. 

CUSA  president  Alexander  Golovko 
said  this  was  because  they  were  not  invited, 
something  the  CFS  contradicts. 

"CUSA  absolutely  was  invited,"  CFS-On- 
tario spokesperson  Sarah  King  said. 

"It's  their  decision  whether  or  not  to  use 


the  services  of  the  federation,  but  it's  dis- 
heartening that  they  choose  not  to  work  with 
students  across  the  country." 

Carleton's  Graduate  Students'  Associa- 
tion (GSA)  also  believes  CUSA  was  invited 
to  the  CFS  meeting,  and  made  the  point  in  a 
report  to  CUSA  at  the  meeting  where  Golov- 
ko made  his  comment. 

"I  have  no  idea  what  that  means,  that 
they  weren't  invited,"  GSA  vice-president 
(external)  Anna  Goldfinch  said.  "I  think  it  is 
some  position  CUSA  is  taking." 

Another  bone  of  contention  between  the 
two  associations  also  brought  to  attention 
during  the  June  18  council  meeting  is  the 
CFS-run  campaign  to  challenge  homophob- 


ia and  transphobia.  The  campaign  motion 
was  met  with  no  discussion  at  council,  fail- 
ing with  11  votes  for  and  13  against. 

Although  the  GSA,  the  university's  de- 
partment of  safety,  student  affairs,  and  the 
GLBTQ+  community  supported  the  mo- 
tion, motivator  of  the  motion  and  director 
of  OPIRG-Carleton  Arun  Smith  said  he 
thought  CUSA  did  not  look  at  it  objectively. 

"How  13  Councillors  and  Executives  can 
reject  a  campaign  built  for  and  by  students . . 
.  providing  a  toolkit  for  customization  to  suit 
particular  campus  environments  .  .  .  with- 
out even  looking  at  the  material  objectively, 
baffles  me  entirely,"  Smith  said  via  email. 

De  Luca  questioned  the  motivation  of 
CFS  on  the  project. 

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Nobel  laureate  returns  to 
CU  for  award  and  lecture 

Muhammad  mohamed  reported  on 
Nobel  laureate  Peter  Griinberg's  lecture 
and  honourary  doctorate  Sep.  4. 


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September  6  -  September  12, 2012 


PSAs  tell  students  to  get  consent  first 


by  David  Le  Que  re 


"If  they  don't  say  yes,  it's  a  no." 

Carleton  released  three  public  service 
announcements  (PSAs)  focused  on  sexual 
consent.  The  PSAs  made  by  Carleton's  de- 
partment of  safety,  Equity  Services,  and 
the  Coalition  for  a  Carleton  Sexual  Assault 
Centre  are  in  response  to  last  year' s  four  re- 
ported sexual  assaults. 

The  PSA  project  united  students,  uni- 
versity safety,  equity  services  and  other 
administrative  departments  on  campus  into 
"a  great  partnership"  said  Sarah  McCue, 
from  the  Coalition  for  a  Carleton  Sexual  As- 
sault Centre. 

The  PSAs  touch  on  several  aspects  of 
sexual  assault  and  bring  "focus  on  what  is 
consent,  the  role  that  alcohol  does  play  or 
can  play  in  sexual  assaults,  and  to  let  people 
know  what  services  are  available  on  cam- 
pus and  in  the  Ottawa  community"  said 
Carrolyn  Johnston,  equity  advisor  and  the 
co-ordinator  of  sexual  assault  services  for 
Carleton. 

"They're  very  important  because  in  our 
society  we  don't  often  talk  about  sexual  as- 
sault but  the  PSAs  are  a  good  way  to  start 
having  conversations,"  she  said. 

Ron  Couchman,  co-founder  of  the  student 
group  Men  for  Equality  and  Non-violence 
agreed  that  "sexual  assault  PSAs  are  some- 


Sarah  Cooper  of  the  GLBTQ  Centre  talks  about  the  importance  of  giving  and  getting  consent  for  sex  in  one 
of  the  university's  public  service  announcements.  ||  provided 


thing  we  should  be  having  more  often." 

"At  some  point  I  think  sexual  assaults  are 
pretty  common  everywhere  across  Canada, 
particularly  on  campus  in  universities  — 
people  sort  of  work,  sleep  and  go  to  school 


here,  so  this  is  their  whole  community,"  he 
said. 

According  to  Couchman,  an  average  of 
one  out  of  four  women  will  be  sexually  as- 
saulted during  their  four  years  in  university. 


"So  because  there's  15  to  16  thousand 
women  here  four  years  at  a  time,  then  we  can 
imagine  during  that  four  years  about  four 
thousand  [sexual  assaults]will  take  place," 
he  said.  "It's  an  incredibly  high  number." 

Allan  Burns,  director  of  the  department 
of  university  safety,  was  involved  from  the 
initial  planning  stages  through  the  recording 
and  the  financing  of  the  PSAs. 

Similarly,  Burns  worked  to  ensure 
students  were  safe  on  campus  for  fall  orien- 
tation week.  Additional  forces  have  been  put 
into  place  across  the  campus  to  assure  a  safe 
welcome  to  the  new  flock  of  students  com- 
ing in  this  week. 

"We  work  on  the  planning  of  all  the 
events  that  are  going  on  to  make  sure  that 
we  have  the  appropriate  coverage,"  Burns 
said. 

Couchman  said  he  still  thinks  the  PSAs 
are  "not  enough,  but  certainly,  it's  a  good 
first  step." 

"There  will  be  things  that  students  still 
want,  for  example,  a  peer  support  centre 
[whichjwe  still  don't  have,"  he  said. 

"We're  definitely  going  to  be  encour- 
aging the  administration  to  do  more  PSAs 
and  open  their  own  sexual  assault  centre," 
he  said. 

"Even  while  we're  collaborating  we're 
going  to  push  some  more  because  we  still 
think  there's  a  lot  more  to  be  done."  □ 


0-Train  renovations  next  summer  hope  to  cut  wait  times  in  half.  1 1  photo  Br  PfDRO  Vasconceuos 

NO-Train  for  18  weeks 


BV  Melanie  Moller 


The  O-Train  will  be  shutting  down  for  18 
weeks  next  summer  for  track  renovations 
and  increased  train  frequency,  OC  Transpo 
announced  last  week. 

The  transit  service  will  shut  down 
between  Apr.  27  and  Sept.  2,  2013,  for  reno- 
vations to  the  track  and  stations  while  major 
construction  is  completed,  according  to  an 
OC  Transpo  news  release. 

The  purchase  and  installation  of  six 
newly  trains  will  aim  to  increase  the  O-Train 
service  from  the  current  15  minutes  to  every 
eight  minutes,  essentially  doubling  its  fre- 
quency, OC  Transpo  media  relations  officer 
Nikki  Eaton  said. 

The  renovations  include  improvements  to 
O-Train  stations,  new  signals,  and  upgrades 
to  the  Ottawa  Central  Railway  headquar- 
ters, Walkley  Yard,  Eaton  said. 

Two  "passing  tracks"  similar  to  the  twin 


tracks  at  the  Carleton  station  will  be  installed 
atGladstone  Ave.  and  near  Brookfield  Road, 
according  to  the  release. 

During  the  renovations,  maintenance 
work  will  also  be  done  to  bridges,  tunnels, 
overpasses,  and  pathways  related  to  the  O- 
Train  in  order  to  "limit  inconvenience  for 
riders,"  Eaton  said. 

Carleton  students  and  others  who  rely 
on  the  train  can  expect  to  see  additional  bus 
services  that  stop  at  each  regular  O-Train 
station,  according  to  the  release. 

"The  average  weekday  ridership  in 
July  2011  was  4,900,  compared  to  13,800  in 
September  2011.  During  construction,  the  re- 
placement bus  service  will  be  more  frequent 
than  O-Train  service  during  peak  periods 
and  the  same  frequency  as  the  O-Train  at 
times  of  the  week  with  lower  ridership," 
Eaton  said. 

Eaton  noted  the  project  is  estimated  to 
cost  $59  million.  □ 


CAUT  says  agreement 
changes  not  enough 


BV  AVERV  ZlNGEL 


Carleton  released  a  modified  clause  in 
the  donor  agreement  for  its  political  man- 
agement program,  clarifying  the  role  of  the 
donor,  Calgary  businessman  Clayton  Rid- 
dell's  foundation,  in  running  the  program, 
but  a  national  faculty  association  remains 
unsatisfied. 

The  university  changed  the  clause  to 
"clarify  the  wording  to  avoid  any  misunder- 
standing," according  to  a  letter  by  Carleton 
president  Roseann  Runte. 

The  Clayton  H.  Riddell  School  of  Political 
Management  aims  to  prepare  its  graduates 
for  employment  in  leadership,  management 
and  administrative  support  positions  with 
elected  officials,  political  parties,  and  NGOs, 
according  to  the  donor  agreement. 

The  original  donor  agreement  outlined 
that  a  five-member  steering  committee 
would  determine  program  curriculum,  fac- 
ulty hiring,  and  scholarship  selection.  The 
revised  clause  clarifies  its  authority  as  an 
advisory  role  and  says  the  committee  must 
adhere  to  Carleton's  policies. 

The  five-member  committee  consists  of 
a  chair,  two  representatives  of  Riddell,  and 
two  university  representatives.  The  current 
chair  is  Preston  Manning,  former  leader  of 
the  conservative  Reform  Party  of  Canada, 
who  has  strong  ties  with  Riddell. 

Carleton  administration  released  the 
agreement  after  stonewalling  requests  for 
the  full  document  for  over  a  year  and  has 
since  revised  the  clause  outlining  how  the 
steering  committee  will  function. 

The  university  renegotiated  the  agree- 
ment because  it  did  not  reflect  Carleton's 
policies  and  procedures  for  budget  manage- 
ment and  staff  selection,  according  to  a  press 


release  from  the  university. 

Carleton's  original  donor  agreement  gave 
too  much  power  to  the  donor  and  comprom- 
ised the  integrity  of  the  program,  said  James 
Turk,  executive  director  of  the  Canadian  As- 
sociation of  University  Teachers  (CAUT). 

Clarifications  in  the  revised  agreement 
do  not  address  the  involvement  of  the  donor 
in  program  decisions  and  the  problem  still 
remains,  Turk  said. 

"The  donor  will  have  a  say  in  who's 
hired,  who  gets  scholarships  and  the  nature 
of  the  program.  The  role  of  the  donor  is  to 
give  money  and  the  obligation  of  the  donor 
is  to  give  money.  Once  it's  agreed  to,  the  role 
of  the  donor  ends  in  our  view." 

The  university  has  taken  a  "more  explicit 
representation  of  the  steering  committee," 
Turk  said.  The  revised  agreement  gives  the 
committee  control  over  program  direction 
and  hiring. 

"No  donor  should  ever  have  any  right  to 
decide  scholarships,  faculty  hiring,  budget, 
and  program  direction.  [...]  the  donor's  role 
stops  at  the  door,"  he  said. 

"Once  the  university  starts  making  itself 
available  to  those  who  have  money,  it  loses 
its  raison  d'etre." 

In  the  updated  agreement,  Section  C  of 
Clause  14  states  the  steering  committee  will 
meet  three  ti  mes  each  year  "To  provide  timely 
and  strategic  advice  on  program-related  mat- 
ters, including  program  direction,  curriculum 
development,  academic  and  administrative 
staffing,  organization  and  promotion,  and 
securing  additional  funding,  to  ensure  the 
GPPM's  long-term  success,"  according  to  an 
Aug.  28  university  press  release. 

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Gregg  concerned  about  'assault  on  reason' 


BV  MEACAN  CURRAN 


"We  run  the  risk  of  losing  a  lot  if  we  turn 
oUr  backs  on  the  importance  of  reason," 
wams  Allan  Gregg  ahead  of  his  lecture, 
"Nineteen  Eighty-Four  in  2012:  The  Assault 
on  Reason." 

Gregg  has  spent  his  career  observing  and 
participating  in  Canadian  public  life.  He  was 
a  pollster  for  the  Progressive  Conservative 
party,  a  co-founder  of  YTV,  and  chairman  of 
the  Toronto  International  Film  Festival. 

Currently,  he  hosts  Allan  Gregg  in  Con- 
versation on  TVO.  In  June,  it  was  announced 
that  he  will  join  Carleton  University' s  Ar- 
thur Kroeger  College  of  Public  Affairs  as  an 
adjunct  professor,  according  to  the  univer- 
sity's website. 

Gregg's  Sept.  5  lecture  and  following 
panel  discussion  were  meant  to  address 


Gregg's  concern  that  Western  society  is  sac- 
rificing reason  for  the  pursuit  of  other  goals, 
specifically  academics. 

A  major  priority  in  society  is  intelligence, 
which  should  be  "honoured  and  sought 
rather  than  belittled,"  Gregg  said. 

However  the  trend  he  observes  is  the 
opposite.  Gregg  notes  numerous  ex- 
amples in  recent  Canada  of  what  he  calls 
"assaults"  on  reason  and  intelligent  deci- 
sion-making. 

One  specific  instance  he  cites  is  a  re- 
cent cutback  of  Parks  Canada  staff,  most  of 
whom,  he  said,  are  scientists. 

"When  you  say,  'Well  let's  get  rid  of  these 
scientists/  there's  a  reason  for  that.  You're 
saying  that' s  not  what  parks  are  for.  Parks 
aren't  for  bears,  trees,  they're  for  tourism... 
That' s  going  backwards,"  Gregg  said. 

Perhaps  what  is  even  more  disconcerting 


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Allen  Gregg  spoke  at  a  lecture  Sept.  5  about  keeping 
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than  the  decisions  themselves,  suggested 
Gregg,  is  the  fact  that  not  many  Canadian 
institutions  seem  to  be  addressing  them,  ex- 


cept for  universities. 

"We're  not  finding  much  reason  these 
days  in  the  media,  in  the  political  process, 
arguably  even  in  our  kind  of  culture  right 
now.  Maybe  the  last  bastion  is  a  university," 
Gregg  said. 

He  said  he  believes  that  universities  are 
conducive  to  innovation  and  sees  the  po- 
tential for  a  shift  towards  more  reasonable 
decision-making. 

University  students  "are  in  a  quest  for 
knowledge,  and  believing  that  that's  the 
highest  calling:  to  work,  to  advance,  to  bet- 
ter, to  make  better  decisions  based  on  best 
evidence,"  Gregg  said. 

He  suggests  the  way  for  students,  and 
Canadian  society  as  a  whole,  to  initiate  these 
ideas  into  action  and  shift  towards  reason- 
able decision-making  is  simple. 

"Speak  the  truth,"  he  said.  □ 


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CUS  A  proposes  support 
for  Christian  charity 


by  Haley  Ritchie 


A  motion  asking  the  Carleton  University 
Students'  Association  (CUSA)  to  support 
Christian  charity  organization  Ratanak 
International  has  sparked  debate  over 
CUSA's  official  discrimination  policy. 

At  the  CUSA  council  meeting  on  Aug. 
28,  councillors  Matthew  Couto  and  Salar 
Abdul-Baki  brought  forward  a  motion  to 
allow  donation  boxes  for  Ratanak  Inter- 
national and  the  fundraiser  Ride  for  Refuge 
on  CUSA  property.  The  organization  and 
fundraiser  do  charitable  work  in  Cambodia, 
helping  to  rebuild  war-torn  areas  and  assist 
vulnerable  groups  of  the  population,  such  as 
children  involved  in  the  sex  trade,  according 
to  Ratanak  International's  website. 

Ratanak  International  describes  itself  as 
"a  Christ-centered  organization  committed 
to  serving  the  people  of  Cambodia  by  being 
an  agent  of  change  in  Cambodia's  social,  eco- 
nomic, and  spiritual  landscape." 

Similarly,  Ride  for  Refuge's  mission 
statement  includes,  "the  development  of 
strategies  for  world  evangelization"  and  the 
belief  that  "churches  must  seek  to  transform 
and  enrich  culture,  all  for  the  glory  of  God." 

This  evangelical  spirit  is  at  the  heart 
of  a  controversy  over  whether  allowing 
fundraising  would  violate  CUSA's  anti-dis- 


crimination policy,  which  condemns  racism 
and  bans  discriminatory  organizations  from 
renting  and  running  events  in  CUSA  space. 

In  an  open  letter  to  CUSA  executives, 
OPIRG-Carleton  director  Arun  Smith  asked 
the  councillors  to  recognize  "that  missionary 
work  is  manifestly  a  form  of  (neocolonial- 
ism ...  a  form  of  racism." 

"The  very  idea  that  we  in  the  West  have 
this  moral  superiority  or  this  religiosity  that 
doesn't  exist  elsewhere  in  the  world  is  fun- 
damentally offensive  and  extraordinarily 
racist,"  Smith  said. 

Couto  said  he  does  not  believe  the  motion 
violates  CUSA  policy,  and  will  be  participat- 
ing in  the  Ride  for  Refuge  himself. 

"I  think  it's  not  really  about  personal  pol- 
itics, it's  just  about  being  fair  and  inclusive  to 
all  charities  that  need  our  support,"  Couto  said. 

"Ratanak  International  is  a  charity  like 
any  other,  it  does  great  humanitarian  work 
and  it  is  inclusive  to  all  people  who  require 
aide,"  Couto  said. 

"It  does  not  discriminate  on  who  receives 
the  funding,  who  is  included  into  their  pro- 
grams, so  in  that  sense  I  don't  believe  it  is 
discriminatory." 

Maher  Jebara,  CUSA  vice-president 
(internal)  deferred  comment  to  CUSA 
president  Alexander  Golovko,  who  could 
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Students  need  to  score  100  per 
jpt  on  a  mandatory  admission 
uiz  at  the  University  of  Montana 
,at  tests  their  knowledge  of  rape 
nd  sexual  assault. 

"We  have  a  problem  here  on 
arripus  [and]  we  deal  with  it  head 
n/'  said  University  of  Montana 
rofessor  Danielle  Wozniak,  who 
elped  develop  a  video  tutorial 
nCj  the  quiz. 

The  required  quiz  came  f ollow- 
,g  a  number  of  highly  publicized 
[legations  of  sexual  assault  and 
ipe  on  the  University  of  Montana 
ampus. 

Some  of  these  allegations 
icluded  the  university  team 
uarterback  being  convicted  of 

ape. 

Another  one  involved  the  run- 
ling  back,  who  is  set  to  plead 
uilty  of  sexual  assault  Sept.  11, 
iccording  to  the  Missoulian,  a  local 
lewspaper. 

"The  rapes  didn't  make  us  dif- 
erent,"  Wozniak  said,  adding 
hat  this  unfortunately  happens 
m  many  campuses. 

What  made  the  University  of 
Montana  ■  campus  different,  she 
laid,  was  the  amount  of  victim- 
bfaming  and  the  removal  of  blame 
from  perpetrators. 

Wozniak  began  working  with 
:aculty  and  pulled  from  every- 
one's expertise  on  campus  to 
:reate  a  video  tutorial  and  quiz, 
she  said. 

In  one  video,  text  flew  across 
he  screen  dissecting  a  woman's 
mtfit,  asking  whether  she  was 
asking  for  it,  or  whether  she  knew 
the  guy  who  raped  her  and  ex- 
cusing actions  because  they  were 
both  drunk. 

Some  of  these  examples  are 
pulled  from  what  Wozniak  said 
she  overheard   on  campus,  as 


well  as  what  rapists  had  said  ex- 
plaining their  actions. 

Kerry  Barrett  said  the  videos 
addressed  much  of  the  rape  cul- 
ture she  saw  on  campus. 

Barrett  is  a  University  of  Mon- 
tana graduate  who  was  a  victim 
of  sexual  assault  last  September. 
She  said  she  has  become  a  voice 
in  the  community  following  her 
sexual  assault  and  that  of  one  of 
her  friends. 

"I'm  happy  to  see  this,"  Barrett 
said.  "So  much  [of  previous  edu- 
cation] is  how  to  not  be  a  victim." 

Students  must  answer  all  the 
quiz  questions  correctly  in  order 
to  pass  but  they  will  be  able  to  re- 
take it  as  many  times  as  they  like 
and  re-watch  the  videos  in  order 
to  reinforce  this  knowledge,  Woz- 
niak said. 

Any  students  failing  to  com- 
plete the  quiz  or  get  a  perfect 
score  within  the  first  six  weeks  of 


registration  will  be  blocked  from 
enrolling  in  fall  courses. 

If  s  key  that  students  are  edu- 
cated during  these  first  six  weeks 
which  are  the  "red  zone"  when 
the  majority  of  cases  of  sexual  as- 
sault occur,  Wozniak  said. 

This  is  too  late,  Barrett  said. 
She  said  students,  especially 
freshmen,  should  be  required  to 
take  the  quiz  before  enrolling  in 
fall  classes  and  orientation. 

The  quiz  needs  to  be  publicized 
more,  Barrett  said,  adding  that 
some  of  her  friends  didn't  even 
know  about  the  quiz. 

As  the  school  year  starts,  Carle- 
ton  University  has  just  entered 
this  "red  zone." 

There  is  an  abundance  of  edu- 
cational resources  but  they  are  not 
compulsory  for  students. 

However,  all  new  residence  fel- 
lows, orientation  facilitators,  and 
student  safety  patrollers  receive 


myths  and  facts,  the  role  of  bystanders. 


training  sessions  from  Equity  Ser- 
vices that  have  a  major  focus  on 
sexual  assault,  co-ordinator  of 
sexual  assault  services  Carrolyn 
Johnston  said  via  email. 

Carleton  recently  released 
a  number  of  public  service  an- 
nouncements about  alcohol  and 
consent. 

In  addition,  Carleton  has  a  host 
of  resources  on  and  off-campus 
for  students  who  need  support  or 
would  like  information,  Johnston 
said. 

Carleton  has  taken  a  different 
approach  than  the  University  of 
Montana,  based  on  what  its  Sex- 
ual Assault  Services  Advisory 
Committee  believes  is  the  best 
way  to  reach  out  to  students, 
Johnston  said. 

"Every  institution  makes  deci- 
sions as  to  what  they  believe  to  be 
appropriate  for  their  campus  com- 
munity," Johnston  said. 


"We  thought  [the  public  ser- 
vice announcement  project]  was 
an  excellent  way  to  engage  stu- 
dents in  a  discussion  around 
sexual  assault." 

However,  Barrett  said  dialogue 
isn't  going  to  happen  between 
people  who  aren't  directly  in- 
volved. 

These  are  all  great  first  steps 
but  it's  huge  challenge  to  try  to 
make  people  care  about  these 
issues  if  they  aren't  already. 

Training  should  be  mandatory 
for  all  students,  Wozniak  said. 

Universities  need  to  be  "open 
and  aggressive"  about  driving 
these  points  home  through  man- 
datory tests  and  videos  otherwise 
it  will  only  reach  the  same  group 
of  people,  she  said. 

Since  launching  the  University 
of  Montana's  tutorial,  Wozniak 
said  she  had  been  contacted  by 
campuses  across  the  United  States 
and  in  Australia. 

Wozniak  is  the  first  to  admit 
that  the  program  isn't  perfect  but 
she  said  she  hopes  to  refine  the 
language  and  continue  to  tailor  it 
to  suit  the  campus. 

Similar  to  Carleton,  the  Uni- 
versity of  Montana  has  a  variety 
of  seminars,  workshops,  and 
speakers  that  address  a  rape- 
prone  culture  as  well  as  support 
a  healthy  campus  community,  she 
said. 

"I  think  it's  absolutely  a  step 
in  the  right  direction  but  it's  not 
enough,"  Barrett  said. 

In  the  tutorial's  closing  video, 
the  University  of  Montana 
president  Royce  Enstrom  stressed 
that  the  quiz  and  video  tutor- 
ial are  only  "one  component"  of 
prevention,  risk  reduction  and 
education. 

"This  is  about  personal  re- 
sponsibility, justice,  and  access  to 
accessibility,"  he  said.  □ 


PQ  plans  to  halt  tuition  hike 


Man  shot  during  premier's  victory  speech 


by  Oliver  Sachgau 


The  newly  elected  Parti  Que- 
tecois  said  it  plans  to  axe  the 
previous  government's  proposed 
Virion  hikes  following  their  win 
°f  a  minority  government  in  the 
Provincial  elections  Sept.  5. 

In  a  statement  written  in  French 
°n  the  party  website,  newly-elect- 
ed  premier  Pauline  Marois  said 
that  despite  the  recent  shooting 
tragedy  at  her  victory  speech,  she 
Wends  to  continue  her  respon- 
sibilities. 

"Even  in  the  minority,  I  intend 
to  get  results  for  people.  My  gov- 
ernment will  cancel  fee  increases 
by  decree.  Bill  78  will  therefore  no 
'°nger  be  needed.  I  intend  to  pro- 
Pose  its  repeal,"  the  statement  read 
,n-  French. 

The  tuition  hikes,  proposed  by 
^e  former  Quebec  cabinet,  would 


have  increased  university  tuition 
from  $2,168  to  $3,793  over  five 
years,  according  to  Radio-Canada. 
Bill  78  was  enacted  as  a  response  to 
the  student  protests,  and  regulates 
protests  in  front  of  post-secondary 
education  institutions. 

Temporary  spokesperson 
for  Quebec  student  federation 
CLASSE  Jeremie  Bedard-Wien 
said  that  while  the  announce- 
ment was  welcome,  it  was 
hard-fought. 

"This  is  not  something  that 
[Marois]  dreamt  up,  it  is  some- 
thing we  fought  for.  She  was 
forced  [to  announce  this]  because 
of  the  popular  support  and  the 
popular  mobilization  against  the 
hike,"  he  said. 

"This  victory  can  really  be 
claimed  by  the  students  rather 
than  the  electoral  system." 

Bedard-Wien      added  that 


CLASSE  would  be  following  up  on 
the  announcement  carefully. 

"She  better  follow  up  on  those 
promises.  We  will  be  very  alert," 
he  said. 

James  Meades,  president  of 
Canadian  Union  of  Public.  Em- 
ployees (CUPE)  4600,  said  that 
the  announcement  was  "excellent 
news." 

"I  think  it  shows  something 
very,  very  clear  for  students  in 
other  provinces  in  Canada,  that 
when  you're  willing  to  make  sac- 
rifices, if  you're  willing  to  protest 
en  masse,  when  you're  willing  to 
engage  in  economic  disruption, 
that  tuition  hikes  are  not  an  inevit- 
ability, and  that  there  are  ways  to 
fight  back,"  he  said. 

CUPE  had  previously  an- 
nounced their  support  for  the 
student  movement  against  the  tu- 
ition hikes  during  the  protests.  □ 


One  person  is  dead  and  an- 
other critically  injured  after  a 
shooting  outside  of  the  Me- 
tropolis theatre  in  Montreal 
during  the  Parti  Quebecois  vic- 
tory speech  Sept  4.,  according  to 
the  CBC. 

The  shooting  occurred 
just  before  midnight,  during 
premier-elect  Pauline  Marois' 
victory  speech. 

She  was  immediately  taken 
off  the  stage  by  the  security  team. 

A  man  was  arrested  just  out- 
side the  venue  with  a  rifle,  and 
reportedly  shouted  "The  English 
are  waking  up!"  according  to  the 
CBC 

The  gunman  allegedly  set  a 
fire  at  the  rear  door  of  the  build- 
ing before  he  was  detained, 
according  to  the  CBC. 

The  suspect  has  been  identi- 
fied as  Richard  Henry  Bain  from 
MontTremblant. 

There  was  an  outpouring  of 


sympathies  in  response  to  the 
shooting, 

"Election  night  yesterday 
was  darkened  by  a  tragic  event. 
A  man  died  for  no  reason.  Mad- 
ness struck,"  Marois  said  in  a 
statement  released  Sept.  5.  "The 
inquiry  will  tell  us  what  hap- 
pened, but  for  now  my  thoughts 
are  obviously  with  the  victims 
and  their  families." 

"  It  is  a  tragic  day  where  an  ex- 
ercise of  democracy  is  met  with 
an  act  of  violence,"  Canadian 
prime  minister  Stephen  Harper 
said  in  a  statement 

"Sad  to  hear  of  an  incident 
like  the  shooting  at  [the]  #Me- 
tropolis  happening  anywhere 
but  Canada,  I'm  surprised.  Hope 
those  people  will  be  ok,"  tweet- 
ed Pamela  Gilroy-Rajotte  (@ 
PamelaG_R). 

— Tatiano  von  Recklinghausen 


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September  6  -  September  12, 2Q| 


Orientation  weeks  across  Canada 

For  $125,  first-year  students  at  Carleton  can  be  part  of  the  Fall  Orientation  Week  experience.  The 
Charlatan's  Gerrit  De  Vynck  looked  into  several  well-known  university  orientation  weeks. 


Acadia  University 
Wolfville,  Nova  Scotia 


The  Acadia  Student  Union  (ASU)  and 
the  school's  administration  split  up  orien- 
tation week  between  themselves,  says 
ASU  vice  president  communications  Grant 
Oyston. 

The  admininstration  runs  day  events, 
like  academic  orientation,  a  massive  photo 
shoot,  mock  Olympics,  and  even  martial 
arts  classes. 

The  ASU  takes  care  of  the  night.  Their 
suite  of  evening  events  includes  a  toga 
party,  frosh  formal  and  final  concert. 

Alcohol  has  been  banned  in  residence 
for  the  extent  of  the  orientation  week  in  an 
effort  to  curb  binge  drinking,  according  to 
a  August  28  report  from  the  CBC. 

Highlight? 

Besides  the  concert,  the  massive  24-foot 
movie  screen  for  one  last  summer  flick. 

What  does  it  cost? 

$99  gets  you  into  all  the  ASU  events,  or 
you  can  pay  separately  at  the  door.  Day 
events  are  all  free. 

What  makes  it  special? 

Alternative  events  for  every  evening,  in- 
cluding glow-in-the-dark  frisbee  and  an  ice 
cream  social. 


Western  University- 
London,  Ontario 

A  diverse  coalition  of  administration, 
student  unions,  faculty  reps  and  residence 
leaders  come  together  to  put  on  Western's 
orientation  week.  "O-week"  began  back 
in  the  day  when  first-years  had  to  come  to 
university  a  week  in  advance  so  they  could 
register  for  class  in  person  and  on  paper, 
according  to  Western's  website. 

Older  students  began  the  events  and 
parties  to  ease  the  lameness  of  standing  in 
line  all  day. 

Now  students  register  online,  but  still 
come  a  week  early  for  what  the  university 
calls  "the  best  orientation  week  in  Can- 
ada." 

The  program  features  900  "sophs,"  up- 
per-year students  who  volunteer  to  show 
students  the  way.  Residence  sophs  con- 
tinue to  live  on  the  same  floor  as  students 
for  the  continuation  of  the  school  year. 

Highlight? 

A  late-night  acoustic  music  bonfire  half- 
way through  the  week  lowers  the  noise  and 
ups  the  intimacy  compared  to  the  non-stop 
action  typical  of  orientation  weeks. 

What  does  it  cost? 

$81  for  the  week. 

What  makes  it  special? 

Western's  orientation  week  brings 
together  the  school's  faculties,  residences 
and  three  affiliated  colleges  together  for  one, 
huge,  unified  party. 


New  students  at  McGill  can  tailor  their 
orientation  week  to  suit  their  personalities, 
area  of  study  and  even  religion. 

Although  the  Students'  Society  of  McGill 
University  (SSMU)  and  the  school's  admin- 
istration host  events  for  everyone,  there  are 
eightdifferentfacultyfroshes,  deluding  "The 
Frosh  Prince  of  Bel-Arts"  for  Arts  students, 
"RodeO-Week"  for  engineers,  and  "Froshop- 
oly"  for  management  students.  On  top  of  all 
that,  there  are  a  bunch  of  non-faculty-specific 
froshes  hosted  by  groups  such  as  the  Outdoor 
Club  and  the  Muslim  Students'  Association. 

Highlight? 

This  year  McGill  students  came  together 
to  set  a  Guiness  World  Record  by  eating 
more  than  7,000  lbs.  of  fruit  salad. 

What  does  it  cost? 

It  all  depends  on  which  frosh  you  sign  up 
for,  but  most  of  it  is  free. 

What  makes  it  special? 

More  than  a  dozen  different  froshes  fo- 
cusing on  the  communities  and  academic 
faculties  that  make  up  McGill. 


Ryerson's  orientation  lasts  a  little  longer 
than  most.  Administration  runs  an  academic 
and  non-academic  orientation  during  the 
last  week  of  August,  dotted  with  events  run 
by  the  Ryerson  Students'  Union  (RSU)  like  a 
Karaoke  Night  and  Black  Light  Party. 

The  admin's  orientation  isn't  lame  either; 
it  includes  a  photo  scavenger  hunt  and  a 
flash  mob. 

After  all  that,  the  RSU  throws  a  series 
of  street  festivals,  pub  nights  and  perform- 
ances over  the  first  week  of  September. 

Highlight? 

disorientation  -  a  social  justice-themed 
street  festival  bringing  together  Ryerson's 
sustainability,  GLBTQ,  accessibility  and  ac- 
tivist communities. 

What  does  it  cost? 

Almost  everything  is  free,  except  for 
meals  here  and  there. 

What  makes  it  special? 

Nearly  two  full  weeks  of  events  gives  stu- 
dents plenty  of  time  to  find  their  place  in  the 
Ryerson  community  before  classes  start. 


UBC's  student  union,  the  Alma  Mater 
Society  (AMS),  puts  on  the  west  coast  uni- 
versity's orientation  week. 

First  Week,  as  it's  called,  runs  for  10  days 
and  features  improv  comedy  shows,  early 
morning  yoga,  and  a  basement  rock  show 
featuring  the  Arkells  and  Yukon  Blonde. 
Oh,  and  there's  a  gigantic  nighttime  pool 
party. 

Highlight? 

"The  Legendary  Indoor  Outdoor  Pool 
Party"  is  exactly  what  is  sounds  like:  two 
pools,  one  inside,  one  out.  Giant  inflatables. 
Music.  The  night  sky.  Not  bad. 

What  does  it  cost? 

$75  for  an  all-access  pass  to  all  orientation 
week  events,  or  $83  if  you  include  a  pass  to 
all  UBC  home  sports  games. 

What  makes  it  special? 

First  Week  is  also  a  crash  course  in 
Vancouver  culture.  There's  a  focus  on  sus- 
tainability, local  yoga  clubs  teach  first-years 
the  downward  dog,  and  there  are  work- 
shops on  how  to  fix  your  own  bike.  □ 


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Study:  binge  drinkers  are  happier 


bv  sammv  Hupes 


Binge- drinking  university  stu- 
dents are  generally  happier  than 
n0n-binge  drinkers,  according  to 
s  research  study  presented  at  an 
annual  meeting  of  the  American 
Sociological  Association  Aug.  17- 
20. 

The  study  found  that  students 
n  campus  from  "higher-status 
groups,"  such  as  wealthy,  male, 
white,  heterosexual,  and  Greek-af- 
filiated undergraduates  are  more 
likely  to  binge  drink  than  their 
peers  from  lower  status  groups, 
including  less  wealthy,  female, 
non-white,  LGBTQ,  and  non- 
Greek  affiliated  undergraduates. 

These  "higher-status  groups" 
were  found  to  be  consistently  hap- 
pier with  their  social  experiences 
at  university  than  lower  status 
groups,  according  to  a  survey 
of  nearly  1,600  undergraduates 
attending  a  northeastern  US  resi- 
dential liberal  arts  college  in  2009. 

"Binge  drinking  is  a  symbolic 
proxy  for  high  status  in  college," 
said  Carolyn  L.  Hsu,  co-author 
of  the  study  and  an  associate 
professor  of  sociology  at  Colgate 
University. 

"It's  what  the  most  powerful, 
wealthy,  and  happy  students  on 
campus  do.  This  may  explain  why 


Frequent  drinkers  enjoy  social  time 
more,  according  to  the  new  study  \  |  file 

if  s  such  a  desirable  activity.  When 
lower  status  students  binge  drink, 
they  may  be  trying  to  tap  into  the 
benefits  and  the  social  satisfaction 
that  those  kids  from  high  status 
groups  enjoy.  And,  our  findings 
seem  to  indicate  that,  to  some  ex- 
tent, they  succeed." 

These  findings  come  in  the 
wake  of  many  university  initia- 
tives to  deter  binge  drinking, 
which  they  see  as  problematic,  ac- 
cording to  an  Aug.  29  report  by  the 
Nova  Scotia  Department  of  Health 
and  Wellness. 


The  health  department  con- 
ducted the  study  after  the  death  of 
an  Acadia  University  student  from 
alcohol  poisoning  during  orienta- 
tion week  in  fall  2011. 

"Harmful  drinking  by  univer- 
sity students  is  a  problem  for  most, 
if  not  every  university,"  the  report 
stated. 

"The  university  environment 
has  a  significant  role  in  shaping 
student  behaviours,  and  as  such, 
the  campus  context  needs  to  be  al- 
tered so  that  it  does  not  support  a 
heavy  drinking  culture." 

"Sadly,  I  think  drinking  is  a 
really  good  way  to  get  to  know 
people  just  because  when  you're 
drunk  people  tend  to  loosen  up," 
McMaster  University  student 
Vicki  Del  Ben  said  via  email. 

Although  binge  drinking  might 
help  students  relax,  Del  Ben  said 
she  thinks  sometimes  binge  drink- 
ing becomes  the  main  focus  of 
social  events. 

"It  becomes  about  how  much 
you  can  drink  is  like  a  point  of 
pride  for  people,"  she  said.  "You 
brag  about  it  when  you're  drink- 
ing and  the  next  day  you  brag 
about  how  much  you  drank. 

"It  goes  past  the  point  of  en- 
joyment [the  drinking],  because 
you're  just  trying  to  prove  you  can 
drink  a  lot,"  she  said.  □ 


NATIONAL  BRIEF 


Ontario  university  admission  up  2.5  per  cent 


Ontario's  universities  are 
welcoming  2.5  per  cent  more  stu- 
dents to  their  campuses  this  fall, 
reflecting  12  years  of  annual  in- 
creases, according  to  an  Aug.  28 
press  release  from  the  Council  of 
Ontario  Universities  (COU). 

Admissions  for  new  upper- 
year  students  is  up  eight  per 
cent,  and  Carleton's  total  new 
undergraduate  student  admis- 
sion rate  increased  by  one  per 
cent,  according  to  Carleton  as- 
sociate vice-president  (students 
and  enrollment)  and  university 
registrar  Suzanne  Blanchard. 

"Students  in  our  province 
place  a  strong  emphasis  on 
higher  education  knowing  that 
two  out  of  three  jobs  require  a 
degree,"  COU  chair  and  Univer- 
sity of  Guelph  president  Alastair 
Summerlee  said. 

The  total  number  of  post-sec- 
ondary school  confirmations  in 
Ontario  went  up  from  69,132  last 
year  to  70,788  this  year,  accord- 
ing to  statistics  collected  from 
the  Ontario  Universities'  Appli- 
cation Centre  (OUAQ. 

University-level  graduates 
continually  have  higher  employ- 
ment rates  than  college  and  high 
school   graduates,   the  release 


said. 

From  2004  to  2010,  jobs  grew 
by  28  per  cent  for  university 
graduates,  while  jobs  grew  17 
per  cent  for  college  graduates, 
and  4  per  cent  for  those  with  a 
high  school  education,  the  re- 
lease said. 

University- level  graduates 
continue  to  see  a  quicker  transi- 
tion into  the  job  market,  finding 
work  within  six  months  of  gradu- 
ation, the  release  said.  Annual 
earnings  are  approximately  32 
per  cent  higher  annually  than 
college  graduates  and  53  per  cent 
higher  than  those  without  post- 
secondary  education. 

"While  admission  rate  in- 
creases cannot  be  attributed  to 
any  one  factor,  I  am  convinced 
that  the  efforts  of  Carleton's 
faculty  and  staff  members  play 
a  role  in  recruitment  and  reten- 
tion," Blanchard  said. 

"Carleton's  NSSE  [National 
Survey  of  Student  Engagement] 
results  indicate  that  students 
feel  the  university  offers  a  sup- 
portive campus  environment," 
Blanchard  said. 

— Avery  Zingei 


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A  Haw  looi  At  Worn 

From  money  to  whips,  Chris  O'Gorman  looks  at  what  makes  up 

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The  Charlatan  caught  up  with  adult  film  star  Stoya,  to  talk 

about  her  life  in  the  industry 


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Courts  right  in  Lansdowne  decision 


The  Lansdowne  Park  Conservancy 
(LPC)  was  dealt  another  harsh  (and 
hopefully  final)  blow  days  ago,  when 
the  Ontario  Court  of  Appeal  refused 
to  hear  the  group's  application  to  stop 
the  redevelopment  of  Lansdowne  Park. 

This  happened  after  the  Ontario  Div- 
isional Court  called  the  case  an  "abuse 
of  process"  when  it  rejected  it  in  March. 
The  Landsdowne  Park  Conservancy 
was  given  a  very  similar  ruling  when 
the  Court  of  Appeal  unanimously  re- 
jected the  group's  legal  challenge  in  May. 

The  reason  behind  the  court  ruling 
against  the  case  is  an  abuse  of  process 
because,  according  to  city  clerk  Rick 
O'Connor,  the  Friends  of  Lansdowne 
"did  not  pursue  other  litigation  avenues 
previously  available  to  it,  and  that  there 
was  a  delay  by  the  LPC  in  bringing  its 
application  which  constituted  a  separ- 
ate ground  for  the  abuse  of  process." 

The  ruling  shouldn't  be  considered  a 
surprise;  opponents  of  the  Lansdowne 
redevelopment  have  stalled  construc- 
tion every  way  imaginable— including  to 
stop  cutting  down  trees  and  to  make  sure 
that  birds  living  on  the  grounds  weren't 
disturbed  before  they  migrated  after  the 
summermonths,accordingtoaCBC, article. 
These  delays  are  the  reason  the  court  fined 
John  Martin  (founder  of  the  LPC)  $1,000 
on  top  of  the  $10,000  they  were  fined  earli- 
er this  year  to  pay  for  the  city's  court  fees. 


Overheard  at  Carleton 


(In  the  Unicentre) 

Guy  1:  Hey  man,  I  just  got  a  sick  bear 
costume. 

Guy  2:  Thaf  s  cool,  is  that  for  Halloween? 
Guy  1:  Nah  dude,  my  girlfriend. 


Guy  1:  Yo,  I  haven't  showered  in  like, 
three  weeks. 

Guy  2:  You  must  have  a  thick  layer  of 
cheese  building  up. 

9  9  9 

Guy:  Black  lace  thong?  Game  on! 
999 

Girl:  I  like  beer.  Wanna  go  get  tested? 
999 

Girl:  If  you  take  away  the  I  and  the  V 
from  Bon  Iver,  it  spells  boner. 

999 


Guy:  I  used  to  hate  going  to  Hull  because 
all  the  underage  girls  would  go  for  the 
older  guys.  Now,  I've  realized  something 
—  we  are"  the  older  guys! 

999 

Guy  1: 1  may  be  a  hebophile,  but  I'm  not 

into  anything  weird. 

Guy  2:  Ummm,  according  to  Wikipedia, 

that  means  you  only  like  girls  aged 

between  11  and  14  years. 

Guy  1:  Wow,  that  is  definitely  not  what  I 

meant. 

Guy  2:  Yeah,  you  should  probably  stop 
telling  people  that. 

99  9 

Girl:  You  never  answered  my  email. 
That's  so  rude  and  unprofessional! 
Guy:  I'm  gangster  professional. 

99  9 

Girl:  You  have  to  think:  WWJD.  Here's  a 
hint,  he  wouldn't  complain! 


We  won't  complain  if  you  email. 
Email:  oped@charIatan.ca 


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comments  on  charlatan. ca 


In  open  letters  published  by  the  LPC 
and  Rick  O'Connor,  the  Conservancy 
stated  that  they  lost  the  appeal  and  that 
it  was  basically  finished  with  the  ap- 
pealing process.  O'Connor  said  that 
there  is  still  a  chance  for  the  group  to  ap- 
peal its  case  to  the  Supreme  Court,  but 
that  it  would  be  unlikely  to  succeed  be- 
cause with  the  Court  of  Appeal's  ruling, 
the  Supreme  Court  is  unquestionably 
more  unlikely  to  accept  the  Conserv- 
ancy's appeal  if  they  decide  to  pursue  it. 

So  what  does  this  mean  for  Ottawa?  It 
means  that  the  people  want  Lansdowne 
to  be  rebuilt.  For  those  people  who  re- 
member Lansdowne  in  its  heyday,  they 
remember  good  times.  I  watched  my  first 
football  game  there  and  1  would  love  to 
watch  more.  Plus  with  the  renovations, 
it  can  open  up  new  venue  spaces.  Maybe 
the  Grey  Cup  will  return  soon  after 
completion,  or  bands  can  play  down- 
town—remember  the   Rolling  Stones? 

There  were  many  other  great  perform- 
ances there,  and  it  would  be  beneficial  for 
students  at  Carleton,  considering  there 
isn't  a  whole  lot  for  large  arenas  in  the  area. 
With  construction  scheduled  to  be  com- 
pleted in  June  of  2015, 1  can  only  hope  that 
there  will  be  no  more  delays  that  just  waste 
everyone  (including  the  courts')  time. 

-  Patrick  Oakes, 
first-year  geography 


I  RE:  "CUSA  proposes  changing  students' 
|  healthpIanwithouttheGSA,"July26,2012 

1  I  think  De  Luca  needs  to  go  back  to  his 
I  "law"  classes  and  learn  just  what  happens 
i  when  you  break  a  contract.  He  and  Golovko 
|  are  playing  with  potentially  millions  of  dol- 
=  lars  of  students'  money;  money  he  didn't 
|  even  ask  our  permission  to  use. 
§  Why  was  this  not  put  to  a  referendum, 
1  which  would  have  cost  only  $30,000,  and 
|  would  have  allowed  us  to  terminate  the 
|  contract  without  a  breach?  We're  now  liable 
=  for  a  potential  enormous  sum  of  money  that 
=  De  Luca  refuses  to  disclose  "due  to  legal 
|  considerations."  Except  that  his  argument 
|  to  Council  was  the  the  lawsuit  would  cost 
|  less  than  the  amount  saved,  which  requires 
|  an  enormous  amount  of  suspension  of  dis- 
|  belief  to  believe,  since  this  is  an  $8,000,000 
|  contract. 

|  So  much  for  accountability  and  transpar- 
§  ency,  eh? 

=  —Arun  Smith 

|  Posted  on  August  30,  2012 

|  De  Luca  is  prepping  CUSA  for  another 
|  lawsuit  using  student  dollars...  all  because 
I  he  wants  to  do  some  posturing  and  use  more 
|  student  money  to  get  courtroom  experience. 
|  The  sad  part?  He  wraps  this  piece  of  crap 
|  deal  up  in  wrapping  paper  with  a  pretty  bow 
I  and  people  actually  take  him  at  his  word. 

|  -  Maria  Demare 

|  Posted  on  August  30,  2012 

|  Arun,  unbeknownst  to  you  it  seems,  the 
|  contract  was  terminated  through  a  lawful 
I  process  under  the  terms  of  the  agreement  that 
f  was  in  place.  The  CUSA  Inc.  Board  of  Trust- 
I  ees  made  a  decision  that  the  slight  possibility 
1  of  spending  a  little  bit  of  money  today  was 
=  worth  saving  students  hundreds  of  thou- 
!  sands  of  dollars  this  year,  millions  of  dollars 
I  moving  forward,  all  while  providing  them 


with  a  better  health  plan.  Typically,  when  a 
cost-benefit  analysis  is  in  your  favour  to  such 
an  extreme,  the  decision  is  clear  to  make. 

Maria,  I  do  not  have  much  to  say  to  yon 
You  are  likely  a  grad  student...  A  poor 
decision  was  made  by  the  acclaimed  GSA 
executive.  A  decision  that  could  have  saved 
their  members  money  while  providing 
them  a  better  service.  I  thought  that  was  a 
portion  of  what  they  were  in  office  to  do? 

-  Michael  De  Luca 
Posted  on  August  30,  2012 

Michael,  what  makes  you  so  presumptu- 
ous as  to  assume  that  I  am  a  grad  student? 
Just  because  I  disagree  with  your  process 
does  not  mean  that  I  have  to  be  on  "the  los- 
ing side"  of  the  agreement.  If,  as  you  have 
said,  the  decison  made  is  going  to  save  stu- 
dents hundreds  of  thousands  of  dollars,  why 
was  there  so  much  secrecy  in  the  agreement 
process?  Why  wasn't  it  tenured?  Why  not 
follow  due  process,  and  have  a  little  trans- 
parency? I  just  would  like  to  know,  if  this 
deal  is  so  amazing,  as  you've  been  telling 
everyonesit  is,  why  not  go  through  proper 
process?  Why  not  tell  everyone  exactly 
what  is  going  on  from  the  get  go?  Moreover, 
since  when  does  a  "referendum"  include  3 
members?  How  is  that  democratic  process? 

-  Maria  Demare 
Posted  on  August  31, 2012 

So  a  new  plan  has  been  negotiated  that 
adds  flexible  coverage,  a  smoother  opt-out 
process,  and  a  lower  cost  per  student  Ob- 
viously for  partisan  reasons  this  has  become 
an  issue  to  some  people,  but  I  applaud  the 
CUSA  exec  for  moving  forward  using  law- 
ful mechanisms  to  get  students  a  better 
deal.  If  only  the  same  care  had  been  taken 
with  U-Pass  when  I  was  still  at  Carleton. 

-  Brian  Hat 
Posted  on  August  31,  2012 


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September  8th:  CUSA  is  selling  discounted  tickets  to  see 
Great  Big  Sea  at  Ottawa  Folk  Fest.  Tickets  are 
available  in  the  CUSA  Office  (401  UC)  for  $20. 


September  10th:  CUSA  is  selling  discounted  tickets 
to  see  Bon  Iver  at  Ottawa  Folk  Fest.  Tickets  are 
available  in  the  CUSA  Office  (401  UC)  for  $20.  J 

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starting  at  8pm. 

September  12th:  Oliver's  first  Karaoke  night  of  the 
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Opinions/Editorial 


13 

September  6  -  September  12, 2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@cliarlatan.ca 


Re-write  donor  agreement 

VVhen  a  Calgary  businessman  offered  $15 
Dillon  to  Carleton  to  launch  a  cutting-edge  polit- 
:al  management  program,  the  administration  was 
understandably  eager  to  sign  the  lucrative  deal.  However, 
t  seems  the  university  got  more  than  it  bargained  for. 

The  'cross-partisan'  program  is  being  funded  by 
he  Riddell  Family  Charitable  Foundation,  headed  by 
,j]  magnate  Clayton  Riddell.  Riddell's  strong  connec- 
ions  with  former  Reform  Party  leader  Preston  Manning 
nean  that  Manning  and  his  conservative  think-tank 
iave  been  front  and  centre  in  launching  the  program. 

Asteering  committee,  which  consists  of  Manning,  two  of 
Seidell's  representatives,  and  two  university  representa- 
jves,  has  advisory  powers  over  the  program's  curriculum, 
jirection,  faculty  and  even  student  awards.  Since  Man- 
,ing  is  the  chair  and  is  backed  up  by  the  two  Riddell 
ppointments,  he  has  a  de  facto  majority  on  the  committee. 

The  continued  presence  of  a  clearly  partisan  steering 
ommittee  is  a  major  cause  for  concern.  The  political  man- 
igement  program's  credibility  is  at  stake,  and  so  is  the  rest 
J  the  university's.  What  about  our  programs  in  political 
cience,  public  administration  and  policy  management? 
Vill  students  still  choose  Carleton  if  they  believe  our  pro- 
grams are  run  by  right-wing  {or  left-wing)  organizations? 

The  university  administration  must  respect  the  con- 
ems  of  the  Canadian  Association  of  University  Teachers 
ind  rewrite— not  simply  re-word  — the  agreement,  so 
is  abundantly  clear  a  partisan  organisation  has  no  in- 
luence.  The  administration  also  has  to  be  more  open 
nd  transparent  when  signing  donor  agreements  in 
he  future,  as  students  and  teachers  at  this  school  have 
right  to  know  how  their  programs  are  being  run. 

A  $15  million  donation  is  worth  a  lot,  but  it's  not  worth 
)ur  reputation  and  credibility.  □ 

Time  to  look  past  religion 

On  Aug.  28,  Carleton  University  Students'  Assoc- 
iation (CUSA)  council  approved  a  morion  to  allow 
lonation  boxes  for  Ride  for  Refuge  to  be  put  up  in  CUSA  spaces. 

Ride  for  Refuge  is  a  fundraiser  for  Ratanak  Inter- 
lational,  a  Christian  organization  that  works  to  rescue  and 
ehabilitate  victims  of  human  trafficking  and  sexual  slav- 
:ry  in  Cambodia.  Ratanak' s  vision  statement  reads:  "We 
ee  Cambodian  people,  once  vulnerable,  oppressed,  and  ex- 
>loited,  living  in  Christian  Freedom  with  dignity,  with  access 
o  social  services,  health  care  and  quality  education."  For  this 
■eason,  some  have  called  the  organization  a  missionary  group 
ind  said  it  should  not  be  supported  by  our  student  union. 

However,  Ratanak  International  is  not  fighting  slavery 
fld  sex  trafficking  in  Cambodia  in  order  to  convert  all  Cam- 
ttdians  to  Christianity.  They  are  doing  it  because  slavery 
nd  sex  trafficking  are  wrong.  Their  conviction  that  they  can- 
lot  live  with  the  knowledge  of  these  evils  and  do  nothing 
ibout  them  comes  from  both  their  faith  and  their  humanity. 

Social  justice  and  development  work  is  always  com- 
'licated,  especially  when  the  ones  leading  the  work  are 
vhite  and  Christian.  The  scars  of  racism,  colonialism,  and 
>airt  that  have  come  from  the  work  of  missionaries  and 
Christian  workers  over  the  centuries  cannot  be  ignored. 

But  CUSA  must  decide  who  it  supports  based  on  the  on-the- 
Jround  effectiveness  and  good  work  of  an  organization,  not  just 
b  belief  statement.  To  do  otherwise  would  be  discrimina- 
ion.  q 


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Time  to  look  past  the  fraternity  stereotype 


Erik  Tamm  is  a  fanner  president  of  the 
Carleton  chapter  of  ACACIA  fraternity 
ivho  says  people  need  to  reconsider 
traditional  fraternity  stereotypes. 


When  the  word  fraternity  is  mentioned,  a  lot  of  nega- 
tive stereotypes  often  come  to  mind:  Animal  House, 
constant  parties,  paying  for  friends,  hazing,  and  the  'frat 
boy'  image.  What  people  don't  realize  are  all  the  posi- 
tive things  that  us  fraternity  men  do  for  our  school  and 
community. 

While  I  can't  speak  on  behalf  of  all  fraternities,  I  can 
share  the  experience  I  have  had  in  my  four  years  in  the 
ACACIA  fraternity.  My  fraternity  has  pushed  me  to  get 
more  involved  with  philanthropic  efforts  in  the  commu- 
nity and  school. 

My  most  proud  example  is 
participating  in  Relay  For 
Life  this  past  year,  when  we 
put  our  efforts  together  for 
a  brother  who  had  lost  his 
mother  to  cancer  not  long 
ago.  The  result:  a  donation  of 
$5,100  to  cancer  research  in 
support  of  his  family.  When 
you  see  grown  men  come 
to  tears  for  something  that 
means  so  much,  you're  a  part  of  something  real.  When 
we  come  together  for  a  good  cause,  not  just  as  an  organi- 
zation, but  as  Greeks  as  a  whole,  we're  a  powerful  force 
that  can  make  a  difference. 

When  you  see  someone  in  letters,  don't  stereotype  us 
as  bad  people  like  we  often  hear.  Take  the  time  to  talk  to 
the  individual,  understand  what  his  or  her  organization 
is  about  and  all  the  good  they're  doing  within  your  cam- 
pus, your  community,  and  try  to  understand  why  we  are 
offended  by  the  reputation  that  some  perceive  us  to  have. 

I  want  to  bring  light  to  a  few  facts  that  can' t  be  ignored, 
and  speak  volumes  about  the  people  we  actually  are.  Ac- 
cording to  the  State  University  of  New  York  at  Brockport 
website,  despite  the  fact  that  only  2  per  cent  of  Ameri- 
cans are  Greeks,  these  undergraduates  raise  $7  million 
nationally  for  charity  annually  and  give  approximately 
850,000  hours  of  community  service  per  year.  Moroever, 
according  to  the  site,  Greeks  have  a  higher  graduation 


rate  than  non-Greeks  and  that  85  per  cent  of  the  execu- 
tives of  Fortune  500  companies,  all  Apollo  11  astronauts 
and  all  but  two  of  the  American  presidents  were  Greeks. 

Our  aim  is  to  take  men  and  make  them  into  lead- 
ers-leaders within  our  community,  leaders  within  our 
organizations,  and  leaders  on  our  campus.  So  while 
everyone  is  so  quick  to  judge  what  a  fraternity  is,  we 
challenge  you  to  take  the  time  and  understand  what  it  is 
we  promote,  what  we  stand  for,  and  why  it  is  that  we've 
been  around  so  long. 

Let  me  giveyou  a  little  insight  to  where  being  in  a  frater- 
nity has  affected  my  university  career.  I  have  developed 
friendships  with  individuals  not  only  in  my  organiza- 
tion, but  in  different  fraternities  and  sororities,  as  well 
as  getting  a  chance  to  travel  and  meet  complete  strang- 
ers across  North  America  who  hold  you  to  the  highest 
standards  and  treat  you  like 
family.  I  have  been  given  a 


Our  aim  is  to  take  men  and  make 
them  into  leaders  —  leaders  within 
our  community,  leaders  within  our 
organizations  and  leaders  on  our  campus. 


chance  to  meet  university 
administration  to  discuss 
student  life,  a  chance  to 
volunteer  and  get  involved 
with  my  school,  and  most 
importantly,  I've  gained  a 
network  that  allows  me  to 
call  upon  my  brothers  for 
help,  advice,  man  power, 
wisdom,  and  lifelong  friendship.  For  those  who  say  we 
pay  for  our  friends,  come  take  a  look  at  brotherhood  and 
we  will  show  you  that  it  is  priceless. 

So  whether  you're  in  first  year  or  fourth  year,  we 
the  Greek  community  invite  you  to  come  take  a  look  at 
what  we  really  are.  A  collection  of  scholars,  volunteers, 
friends,  family,  students,  and  most  importantly  brothers. 
This  coming  rush  we  encourage  everyone  to  go  check  out 
a  fraternity  or  sorority.  If  it  ends  up  not  being  for  you, 
that's  okay,  but  at  least  you  gave  it  a  chance. 

When  I  first  joined  my  fraternity",  I  joined  thinking  it 
was  booze  and  girls  and  as  a  past  president,  and  a  leader 
within  my  community,  I  can  say  not  giving  Greek  life 
a  chance  would  have  been  the  biggest  mistake  I  would 
have  made. 

As  Robert  Brown  said  "Man  is  always  inclined  to  be 
intolerant  towards  the  thing,  or  person,  he  hasn't  taken 
the  time  adequately  to  understand..."  □ 


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K'naan  'feels  like  a  jukebox'  at  shows 


bv  Lavne  Davis 


Canadian  singer-songwriter 
K'naan  performed  to  a  crowd  in 
the  pouring  rain  Sept.  4,  the  third 
day  of  orientation  week. 

K'naan's  appeal  as  a  performer 
extends  beyond  critical  acclaim 
and  international  popularity, 
orientation  co-ordinator  Charlie 
Nielsen  said. 

"[K'naan]  is  a  Canadian  artist. 
We  feel  he  represents  diversity 
well,"  Nielsen  said. 

K'naan  slipped  onto  stage  with 
no  introduction  or  fanfare. 

He  explained  to  the  crowd,  with 
a  hint  of  embarrassment,  that  his 
keyboard  player,  bassist,  and  male 
backup  vocalist  were  stuck  in  an 
elevator. 

While  he  performed  his  first 
song  of  the  night  with  half  the 
band  missing,  K'naan  seemed  to 
keep  the  crowd  totally  captivated 
despite  the  rain. 

Embedded  in  each  of  K'naan's 
catchy  radio  hits  or  impassioned 
hip-hop  tracks  were  depictions  of 
emotional  and  physical  struggle, 
personal  growth,  religion  and  pol- 
itics. 

These  themes  were  seeming- 
ly out  of  place  at  an  orientation 
event,  or  even  the  Top  40,  aryj  yet 
K'naan's  honest  and  genuinely  en- 
tertaining performance  struck  just 
the  right  chord. 


-  A 

Canadian  singer-songwriter  K'naan  enjoyed  the  first-year  crowd  Sept.  4.  during  Fall  Orientation  Week.  1 1  photo  bv  Fraser  Tripp 


K'naan  performed  several  of 
his  older  hits  like  "Fatima,"  "Take 
a  Minute,"  and  "Bang  Bang"  as 
well  as  new  songs  off  his  upcom- 
ing album,  Country,  God,  or  the 
Girl.  He  performed  "The  Seed,"  a 
song  about  personal  growth,  for  an 
audience  for  the  first  time  at  Carle- 
ton's  orientation  week. 

Originally  slated  for  release 


in  May  2012,  Country,  God,  or  the 
Girl  will  be  on  sale  Oct.  3  and  re- 
portedly features  collaborations 
with  Bono,  Keith  Richards,  and 
Nas. 

Predictably,  the  final  song  of 
the  night  was  the  iconic  "Wav- 
ing Flag,"  the  song  that  launched 
K'naan  to  international  stardom 
after  a  re-vamped  version  was 


adopted  as  the  2010  FIFA  World 
Cup  theme  song. 

"Since  you've  been  such  a 
good  audience  I  feel  like  I  can 
sing  this,"  K'naan  told  the  cheer- 
ing audience. 

It  seemed  as  though  he  was 
reluctant  to  perform  the  song,  as 
he  had  warned  the  crowd  earlier 
requests  for  that  particular  song 


CUAG  has  new  curator 


BY  KELSEV  MlKI 


Carleton  University  Art  Gallery 
(CUAG)  announced  Heather 
Anderson  as  the  new  curator  on 
Aug.  27. 

Anderson  succeeded  Sandra 
Dyck,  who  became  director  of  the 
gallery  on  July  3. 

"Heather  brings  extensive 
knowledge  of  and  passion  for 
contemporary  art,  an  exemplary 
record  of  curatorial  projects  and 


Heather  Anderson  begins  her  curatorial 
duties  Sept.  7.  ||  provided 


publications,  and  diverse  work 
experience,"  Dyck  said  in  the 
announcement. 

"She  will  make  a  fantastic 
addition  to  the  CUAG  team,"  Dyck 
said. 

Over  the  span  of  her  career, 
Anderson  has  worked  for  the 
Mount  Saint  Vincent  University 
Art  Gallery  in  Halifax,  and  the 
National  Gallery  of  Canada  (NGC). 

While  at  the  NGC,  Anderson 
acted  as  assistant  curator  of 
contemporary  art,  later  focusing 
her  attention  on  Canadian  artists 
as  assistant  curator  of  modem 
Canadian  art,  according  to  the 
release. 

At  the  NGC,  exhibitions 
Anderson  curated  included 
Contemporary  Drawing:  Recent 
Acquisitions  and  Adams  Demand 
Farmer  in  2010. 

•  She  also  curated  Walid  Raad/Tlie 
Atlas  Group/jayce  Salloum/Hong  Hao 
in  2009. 

Anderson  has  also  expanded 
her  talents  outside  the  province 
with  her  curatorial  work. 

In  2012,  she  curated  Sounding 
Selves  at  the  Dalhousie  Art  Gallery 
in  Halifax  and  We  Declare  Art  A 
GA  TS  Free  Zone  in  Grenoble,  France 
and  Venice,  Italy. 

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Guild  Wars  2 
ArenaNet 

I  have  a  few  questions  for  the 
developers  over  at  ArenaNet. 

Like,  "Are  you  proud  of 
yourself?" 

Or,  "How  do  you  sleep  at 
night?" 

"Is  this  all  one  big  joke  to 
you?" 

With  the  recent  release  of 
their  new  MMO  (that's  "mas- 
sive multiplayer  online  game" 
for  the  uninitiated)  Guild  Wars 
2,  I'm  a  little  bitter  towards  Are- 
naNet. 

With  an  early  access  release 
date  of  Aug.  25  for  customers 
who  pre-paid,  and  a  full  release 
on  Aug.  28,  this  game  could  not 
have  come  out  at  a  worse  time. 

School  is  going  to  be  getting 
underway  and  you  expect  me  to 
make  time  for  your  beautifully 
-crafted  game?  Honestly? 

Fine. 

With  its  high-paced  game- 
play  centered  around  dynamic 
events  and  a  storyline  tailored 
to  each  individual  character, 

ArenaNet  is  breaking  the 
MMO  mold  that  other  popular 
games  such  as  Everquest  and 


World  of  Warcraft  have  set  be- 
fore it. 

Gone  are  logs  full  of  quests 
requiring  you  to  kill  bears  for 
their  tongues  (when  only  1  out 
of  every  100  bears  has  a  tongue). 

Or  flying  halfway  across  the 
continent  after  waiting  for  an 
airship  that  shows  up  as  often 
as  the  O-Train  at  Greenboro  Sta- 
tion on  a  Sunday. 

After  completing  one  of  the 
five  starter  or  tutorial  areas,  play- 
ers find  themselves  thrown  into  a 
world  churning  with  activity. 

Stumbling  upon  differ- 
ent events,  they're  tasked  with 
fending  off  bandits,  ransacking 
centaur  camps  or  pretty  much 
any  other  fantasy-like  quest  you 
can  imagine. 

While  not  every  event  en- 
countered will  alter  the  world, 
ArenaNet  has  included  events 
that  will  adjust  the  makeup  of  the 
world  based  on  the  outcome  of 
said  event. 

What's  that,  ArenaNet?  Cen- 
taurs have  taken  over  a  camp  and 
Timmy  fell  down  the  well? 

Don't  worry,  I'm  on  it. 

Also  helping  to  increase  the 
pace  of  gameplay  is  the  reinven- 
tion of  die  MMO  fighting  style. 

Combining  sweeping  melee 
attacks  with  large  area  of  effect 
spells  and  abilities,  gameplay  is 
dynamic  and  does  not  involve  just 
setting  up  a  number  of  macros  or 
repeated  key  strokes. 

Abilities  are  based  on  the 


made  him  feel  "like  a  jukebox" 
The  energy  the  song  created 

even  in  a  downpour,  was  palpablt 
The  crowd   surged  forward 

slightly,  trying  to  get  closer  to  the 

band. 

For  the  first  time  that  night 
largely  because  of  the  rain,  concert 
goers  brought  out  their  cellphones 
to  record  that  song. 

Years  after  its  release,  "Wavim 
Flag"  remains  a  powerful  song. 

The  opening  act,  Toronto-bas 
DJ  Kids  &  Explosions,  did  not  i 
perience  the  same  level  of  audience 
connection. 

The  DJ's  combination  of  the 
Twin  Peaks  theme  song  and 
"N*ggas  in  Paris"  did  not  pump 
up  the  crowd,  who  were  alread 
hyped  on  Red  Bull  and  school 
spirit. 

The  audience  periodically 
burst  into  chants  or  a  chorale  of 
•vuvuzela  blasts  as  the  DJ  per- 
formed. 

But  neither  this  setback, 
the  consistently  heavy  rain  could 
dampen  the  festivities. 

For  fall  orientation  partici- 
pants like  Noah  Latchem,  the 
concert  was  a  memorable  part 
of  a  quintessential  university  ex 
perience. 

"I  haven't  been  to  a  good  con 
cert  in  a  long  time,  so  tonight  was 
awesome.  The  whole  week  has 
been  such  a  blast."  □ 


weapon  combinations  the  charac- 
ter is  using  and  are  limited  to  10 
in  total  —  five  weapon  based  while 
the  remaining  are  chosen  based  on 
the  players'  personal  style. 

The  ability  to  control  one's 
avatar  in  terms  of  attack  evasion 
is  another  innovation  ArenaNet 
has  included. 

The  ability  to  perform  dodge 
rolls,  flame- trailing  slides  or  over- 
head acrobatics  keep  the  player 
engaged  in  battle  and  give  what 
could  have  been  traditional  MMO 
battle  style  a  dynamic  makeover. 

Speaking  of  makeovers,  play- 
ers have  a  seemingly  infinite 
selection  of  options  when  i  t  comes 
to  creating  a  truly  individual  ava- 
tar. 

Beginning  with  the  selection 
of  one  of  the  five  playable  races, 
be  it  Asura  (think  The  Brain 
meets  Stitch),  the  Charr  (think  of 
the  biggest,  meanest  cot  you've 
ever  met  and  give  it  armor  and 
a  battle  axe),  the  Norn  (take  vi- 
kings, add  spirit  animals,  shake 
vigorously),  the  Sylvari  (what 
the  characters  in  Troll  2  would 
have  become  had  they  not  tri- 
umphed), or  human  (if  your  date 
orders  this:  RUN!)  players  can 
spend  hours  trying  to  recreate 
their  favourite  celebrities  in  ava- 
tar form. 


—  Fraser  Trif>p 
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NBC  brings  comedy  to  Carleton 


CJjSSlE  AVLWARD 


the  comedy  duo  The  Lucas  Brothers  do 
jcrophone  test  in  the  Fieldhouse,  there's  an 
Oxious  echo. 

Yeah,  yeah,  yeah,  alright.  Let's  have  fun," 
njiy  Lucas  says  once  into  the  mic,  then  again, 
,  three  times  over, 

Echoing  and  comedy  never  work  out  well 
gss  that's  the  effect  you're  going  for,"  says 
3w  comedian  Tone  Bell. 
As  part  of  NBC's  Stand-Up  for  Diversity 
ege  comedy  tour,  Bell  and  the  Lucas 
thers  performed  at  six  colleges  in  the  U.S. 

ore  bringing  their  act  to  Carleton  on  Sept.  3. 
3ell  is  this  year' s  recipient  of  a  year-long 

3it  holding  deal  with  NBC.  He  said  he  got 

ideal  by  competinginacomedy  competition. 

"It's  kind  of  like  Last  Comic  Standing  where 
see  people  sleeping  outside  and  stuff,"  he 
"I've  done  it  four  years  in  a  row  and  this 
;  finally  got  through.  There  are  different 

els  of  auditioning." 

Tone  Bell  and  the  Lucas  Brothers  reached 
top  ten  on  Last  Comic  Standing.  Bell  said 
ir  careers  took  off  from  there. 
Bell's  deal  resulted  in  his  landing  a  recurring 
e  on  NBCs  sitcom  Whitney  after  the  deal 
ped  him  try  out  with  different  casts  and 
iters'  rooms  throughout  the  network. 
They  take  care  of  you,  and  they  put  you 
the  college  tour,"  Bell  said.  "But  they  don't 
x>n-feed  you  . . .  You  still  have  to  work  for 


Comedian  Tone  Bell's  career  took  off  after  his 
stfnt  on  NBC's  Last  Comic  Standing.  1 1  provided 


everything  and  you  still  have  to  bring  it  home 
yourself." 

During  the  same  round  of  auditions, 
identical  twins  Keith  and  Kenny  Lucas  under 
the  name  The  Lucas  Brothers  brought  their 
stand-up  act 

"We  murdered,"  Kenny  said,  i  "But  Tone 
did  better.  If  he  wasn't  around  maybe  we'd  be 
on  Whitney." 

The  brothers'  unique  delivery  involves  both 
Kenny  and  Keith  making  jokes  while  sharing 
the  stage. 

"Some  people  love  it,  some  people  are 
a  little  confused  by  it.  It's  been  cool  because 
you  don't  have  all  the  burden,"  Keith  said.  "If 
you're  bombing  on  stage  I  can  blame  him  for 
it"  : 

"It's  much  easier  to  not  get  laughs  when 
there's  two  people  on  stage.  When  it's  just  one 
you  can  only  blame  yourself,"  Kenny  added. 

Both  Bell  and  the  Lucas  Brothers  are 
accustomed  to  doing  comedy  in  front  of 
audiences  in  U.S.  bars,  where  their  audiences 
are  21  years  old,  or  older.  Bell  said  doing 
shows  for  college-aged  people  can  be  only 
slightly  different  than  performing  for  bars. 

"You  go  to  a  club  in  New  York,  if  s  different 
than  a  club  in  L.A.,"  he  said.  "Some  colleges  let 
you  be  as  filthy  as  you  want  some  want  you  to 
be  as  clean  as  possible ..." 

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Hypnotist  puts  first-year  students  in  a  trance 


Brittany  Gushue 


Psychic,  medium,  and  hypnotist  Blair 
ibertson  mesmerized  Carleton  first-years 
the  first  event  of  Fall  Orientation  Week 
pt.  3. 

Robertson  became  a  hypnotist  in  his  mid- 
;ns  once  he  discovered  his  magic  tricks 
?re  becoming  stale,  he  said. 
He  initially  thought  that  hypnosis  was 
S,"  but  said  he  gave  it  a  try  and  it  worked. 


Robertson  believes  in  a  clean  show  that 
relies  on  funny  over  dirty  material  to  get  a 
rise  out  of  his  audience. 

First-year  students  laughed  as  they 
watched  their  fellow  classmates  in  trances, 
shaking  their  arms  as  though  they  were  a 
washer  machine  during  a  spin  cycle. 

"When  you  see  me  walk  off  that  stage 
tonight  I'm  going  to  be  exhausted,"  he  said. 

'Til  be  drenched  in  sweat  because  it's  a 
very  exhausting  show  to  do." 


bertson  put  students  in  a  deep  trance  during  orientation  week.  ||  photo  by  Christian  Alphonse 


hypnosis  is  not  about  parlour  tricks  or 
ernatural  ability  but  rather  a  drawing 
11  of  natural  reaction,  he  said. 
I  help  people  unleash  their  innate  ability 
-ally  express  themselves  so  hypnosis  is 
something  I  do  to  you.  It's  something 
do  to  yourself  but  I  coach  you  into  it," 
ertson  said. 


"But  after  the  show  is  over,  you  won't 
find  anybody  in  this  room  who  loves  what 
they  do  more  than  me." 

"I  hope  that  the  students  will  realize  that 
the  human  mind  has  unlimited  potential 
and  they  can  do  anything  they  set  their  mind 
to  do,"  Robertson  said. 

Orientation  co-ordinator  Grace  Valentine 


said  the  event  is  a  great  way  to  get  first 
year  students  engaged  in  orientation  at  its 
beginning. 

"He's  really  funny  and  he  also  does 
student  participation  from  the  crowd  so  it 
gets  them  feeling  like  they're  having  fun  at 
Carleton  on  the  first  day,"  she  said. 

First-year  computer  science  student 
Karan  Singh  was  not  as  thrilled  to  have  a 
hypnotist  at  orientation. 

"He's  okay.  I  know  how  hypnosis  works 
so  it' s  nothing  amazing  to  me,"  she  said. 

Robertson  is  no  stranger  to  criticism, 
however.  After  30  years  in  the  business  he 
enjoys  it. 

"I've  reframed  it  as  I'm  doing  something 
good  because  I'm  causing  waves,"  he  said. 

In  order  to  foresee  the  future,  Robertson 
uses  a  technique  he  calls  "time-projected 
empathy"  to  produce  psychic  predictions. 

"I  sit  down  every  Sunday  night  and  I  just 
sort  of  imagine  I  have  [an]  old-fashioned 
newspaper  and  I  am  flipping  through  [it]," 
he  said. 

He  said  he  then  gets  impressions  of 
what  the  newspaper  headlines  are  going 
to  be,  such  as  a  bus  tragedy,  plane  crash, 
assassination,  or  a  royal  wedding. 

"I  get  these  vibes  and  then  usually  right 
after  1  get  a  feeling  if  it's  distant  or  close," 
he  said. 

Robertson  has  accurately  predicted 
several  major  events  including  the  2010 
earthquake  in  Japan. 

"I  actually  encourage  people  not  to  listen 
to  me.  Don't  believe  me.  Don't  take  my  word 
for  anything  that  I  say.  Go  look,  follow  the 
predictions." 

When  asked  about  any  soothsaying 
about  Carleton,  he  said  the  future  looks 
bright. 

"Idon'tsee  anything  negative  forCarleton 
whatsoever.  I  see  everything  moving  ahead 
positively."  q 


Fragramt  World 
Yeasayer 
Secretly  Canadian 


As  an  obsessive-compulsive  pro- 
curer of  free  indie-pop  and  an  avid 
fan  of  underground  music  sites,  and 
being  a  frequent  intoxicated  patron 
of  my  beloved  nightclub  Zaphod's  on 
York  Street,  Yeasayer  has  alwaysmad 
a  special  place  in  my  heart.  The  trio 
returns  to  the  scene  with  third  studio 
album,  Fragrant  World,  a  sombre  and 
somewhat  underwhelming  follow-up 
to  their  acclaimed  sophomore  album. 
Odd  Blood. 

Don't  get  me  wrong;  Yeasayer  can 
be  somewhat  of  an  acquired  taste 
even  to  the  more  subversive  listener, 
but  Fragrant  World  is  lacking  in  direc- 
tion, as  the  band's  signature  sound  of 
a  complex  yet  harmonious  synthetic 
tribal  ensemble  becomes  lost  within 
its  own  attempts  of  blending  rhythm 
and  style. 

The  album  opens  with  "Fingers 
Never  Bleed,"  a  cool,  distorted  beat  on 
par  with  the  band's  dynamic  style  of 
an  elaborate,  yet  beautiful  mechanism, 
only  to  be  thwarted  halfway  through 
with  a  barrage  of  uninspired,  mis- 
placed samples.  The  album  continues 
in  this  troubled  fashion  with  "Longev- 
ity" as  an  ode  to  the  ever-changing 
demand  of  trends  within  the  industry. 
As  vocalist  Chris  Keating  sings,  "Live 
in  the  moment,  don't  count  on  longev- 
ity," I  can't  help  but  rJiink  this  is  the 
band's  confessional  of  the  album  being 
churned  out  without  second  thought 
or  planning. 

However,  as  I  continued  listening 
I  began  to  feel  a  consistent  pattern 
in  the  low  energy  levels  within  the 
songs.  Even  with  "Henrietta,"  the 
first  single  off  the  album,  the  songs 
were  lacking  the  high-energy  singles 
that  characterized  Odd  Blood. 

As  I  realized  more  and  more  I 
didn't  like  where  this  was  going, 
I  began  to  listen  to  the  album  as  a 
stand-alone.  Quashing  any  notions 
that  anything  would  present  itself 
as  a  sequel  to  a  personal  favourite, 
"O.N.E."  I  began  to  find  a  deeper  ap- 
preciation to  the  dull  undertones  the 
album  offered. 

Ina  way,  the  songs  began  to  present 
themselves  more  as  raw,  moody  con- 
fessionals paired  with  a  melancholic 
harmony  of  samples  echoing  a  com- 
parison towards  background  music 
found  in  the  era  of  2D  videogames 
(pleasing  for  any  nerd  at  heart). 
However,  there  were  pressing  mo- 
ments where  at  times  the  vocal  track 
became  so  saturated  with  a  variety  of 
filters  it  became  distracting  and  over- 
whelming. Having  said  that,  it's  true 
that  the  album  finds  its  salvation  in 
its  consistently  cool,  low-energy  vibe 
through  and  through,  but  still  proves 
itself  to  be  disjointed  and  somewhat 
shallow  lyrically  speaking. 

—  Jordan  MacDonold 

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September  6  -  September  12, 


| 

Multiplying  identities  in  CUAG  exhibition 


by  Brittany  Gushue 


Carleton  University  Art  Gallery  (CUAG) 
hosted  the  opening  of  Cara  Tiemey's  MFA 
graduation  exhibition  Go  Forth  and  Multiply 
Aug,  30. 

The  title,  coined  by  CUAG's  new  director 
and  exhibition  curator  Sandra  Dyck,  alludes 
to  the  Church  of  England's  early  17th  cen- 
tury King  James  translation  of  the  Bible's 
"Genesis,"  in  which  Noah  and  his  sons  are 
encouraged  to  "go  forth  and  multiply." 

"I  was  thinking  about  obviously  the  idea 
of  procreation  and  how  our  society  is  very 
much  linked  to  the  heterosexual  relation- 
ship and  procreation  as  the  norm,"  Dyck 
said. 

"So  that  was  a  clever  way  to  reference  the 
norms  of  our  society  and  also  the  multiplica- 
tion of  the  self  ITiemey]  is  engaging  in." 

Tierney's  photographs  are  bold  and 
thought-provoking  self-portraits  of  the  artist 
from  a  queer,  transgender  perspective. 

She  explores  the  multiplicity  of  identity 
through  the  physical  multiplication  of  her- 
self within  a  photograph. 

"I  am  looking  at  the  effects  of  language 
in  society  on  identity  formation  and  how 
identity  isn't  a  singular  concept.  It's  actually 
made  up  of  multiple  parts  which  is  why  you 
see  multiple  'me's'  interacting  with  myself, 
sometimes  happily,  sometimes  not  so  hap- 
pily," Tiemey  said. 

In  one  photograph,  a  blue-shirted  Tier- 
ney  hands  a  red  shirt  to  a  red-shirted  Tierney 


Back  and  Forth  (2011),  one  of  many  among  Tierney's  works  in  her  CUAG  MFA  graduate  exhibition.  j|  PROVIDED 


handing  over  a  blue  shirt. 

Dyck  points  this  out  as  one  of  her  fa- 
vourites because  it  "opens  up  this  idea  of 
dialogue,  of  openness,  and  of  multiplica- 
tion." 

Dyck  said  that  "we  can  be  many  different 
persons  in  this  world." 

"We  don't  have  to  let  society  completely 


define  us  by  these  very  narrow  boxes  that 
we're  always  trying  to  fit  into,  and  also  to 
make  other  people  fit  into,"  she  said. 

In  Tierney's  Reclining  Nude  series  (2011), 
you  see  her  reclining  in  typical  nude  poses, 
some  referencing  works  from  the  study  of 
art  history,  in  which  she  mastered  at  Carle- 
ton.  She  is  not  actually  naked  but  instead 


suggests  nudity  through  the  use  of 
shirts  with  the  word  "  NUDE"  placed  in  bo 
black,  capitalized  letters  across  her  chest 
"It  was  a  way  of  being  a  reclining  r 
without  having  to  take  my  clothes  off.  i 
it's  also  with  regards  to  being  a  transgen( 
person  and  how  society  kind  of  puts  you 
odds  with  your  naked  body,"  Tiemey 
plained. 

Tiemey  prefers  to  leave  an  impress! 
rather  than  a  statement,  like  she  does  ii 
reclining  nudes. 

"I  did  try  very  deliberately  in  these 
ages  not  to  be  prescriptive,  not  to  tell  pe0| 
this  is  how  things  are  or  this  is  how  thin 
should  be,"  she  said. 

"Rather,  I  tried  to  create  images  thatha 
hopefully  in  a  kind  of  in-between  space." 

Carleton  art  history  student  Dani 
Molinari  was  impressed  with  the  exh 
ition. 

"Usually  I  don't  appreciate  photograi 
as  much  as  I  should  but  1  like  this.  It's  \y 
thought-out,"  she  said. 

"There's  a  sense  that  something's  hi 
pening,  something  may  have  happen 
before  the  picture  and  something 's  pre 
ably  going  to  happen  after  that  picture.  1; 
not  giving  you  that  information  becaus 
want  you  to  decide  where  that  comes  fro 
and  where's  it  going  in  relation  to  yoursel 
Tiemey  said. 

The  exhibition  runs  until  Sept.  30, , 
Tierney's  "Artist's  talk"  will  take  place 
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Women's  rugby  team  loses  first  varsity  game 


BV  Gerrit  De  Vynck 


Carleton's  women's  rugby 
squad  lost  their  first-ever  game 
as  a  varsity-status  team  Sept.  2  on 
enemy  turf  against  the  University 
of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees. 

The  score  of  41-7  for  the  Gee- 
Gees  shows  just  how  tough  the 
Ravens'  newfound  competition 
will  be  this  year. 

"We  came  out  hard,  we  knew 
what  we  had  todoand  itjustcomes 
down  to  being  tired,"  said  Jessica 
Harvey,  who  leads  the  Ravens' 
back  line.  The  girls  were  coming 
off  a  hard  week  of  training  camp 
and  a  large  portion  of  the  team  is 
new,  she  said. 

For  years,  the  team  played  as  a 
competitiveclub.  They  represented 
Carleton  and  played  games  and 
tournaments  throughout  the 
season,  but  now  they've  been 
upgraded  to  varsity  status  and 
are  playing  in  the  RSEQ  (Quebec 
Regional  Association)  against 
teams  like  Concordia,  McGill  and 
Laval. 

The  Sunday-afternoon  game 
was  at  the  University  of  Ottawa's 
Matt  Anthony  Field.  The  sun  was 
shining  and  the  stands  were  almost 
full.  The  Canadian  anthem  played 


The  women  have  six  regular-season  games  left.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  VasconceuOS 


before  the  game  and  the  Gee-Gees' 
mascot  ran  along  the  sidelines.  It 
was  a  varsity-level  atmosphere, 
complete  with  drunk  and  jeering 
Gee-Gee  fans. 

The  first  half  started  in  the 
Ravens'  end  and  stayed  that  way, 
but  Carleton  held  on.  The  defence 
worked  hard,  tackling  charging 


Gee-Gees  time  and  time  again,  only 
letting  them  through  to  score  twice. 

The  Ravens  didn't  get  many 
offensive  chances,  but  they 
capitalized  on  one  of  the  few  they 
had:  Natasha  Smith  scored  a  try 
with  nine  minutes  left  in  the  half. 
Jessica  Harvey  kicked  the  ball 
through  the  uprights  for  the  two- 


point  conversion.  At  halftime,  the 
Gee-Gees  were  still  ahead  by  a 
score  of  10-7. 

The  Ravens  stormed  into  the 
Gee-Gees'  zone  at  the  beginning 
of  the  second  half.  The  Gee-Gees 
struggled  to  contain  the  explosive 
Ravens  offense,  but  the  Carleton 
women  couldn't  break  through 
and  after  several  minutes  of  close 
calls,  the  Gee-Gees  pushed  back 
and  scored  again.  And  again. 

The  pattern  continued  and  by 
the  final  whistle  the  Gee-Gees  had 
five  tries  and  three  conversions  for 
a  final  score  of  41-7. 

"We  did  some  really  good 
things,"  Harvey  said  despite 
the  loss.  They  focused  on  their 
attacking  plan  throughout  the 
game,  Harvey  said. 

Ravens  head  coach  Denis 
Blondin  said  he  was  disappointed 
with  the  result,  and  diagnosed  that 
fatigue  was  the  problem  as  well. 

"We  had  what  it  takes  to  beat 
Ottawa  U,"  he  said.  "I  thought 
we  were  the  better  team  but  the 
second  half  they  just  had  a  little  bit 
more  energy  left." 

This  game  will  help  the  Ravens 
players  realize  they  need  to 
maintain  their  intensity  for  the 
full  80  minutes  of  a  game  if  they 


want  to  compete  at  the  Canad 
In teruni versify  Sport  (CIS)  |e, 
Blondin  said. 

But  Blondin  said  the  wome 
rugby  team's  spot  in  the  top  lea, 
is  not  undeserved.  The  progr 
needed  to  prove  it  was  able 
compete. 

That  meant  years  of  built] 
up  the  team  and  playing 
against  squads  with  more  sk 
experience  and  support,  he  said 

Carleton's  athletic  departm 
was  behind  the  team  every  step 
the  way,  Blondin  said. 

"They  backed  us  right  from 
beginning." 

Former  coach  Greg  Hedgei 
was  a  big  part  of  the  drive 
varsity  status  as  well,  Blondin  si 

The  Ravens  have  six  r 
regular-season  games  left  to  r 
the  impact  they  want  to.  "Our  g 
is  make  playoffs,"  Blondin  said. 

"We  have  the  potential  to  b 
any  team  in  our  league." 

Their  next  challenge  is  beat 
McGill  University  Sept.  9 
Raven's  Field. 

"We  want  to  come  out  as 
underdogs,"  Harvey  said. 

"We  want  teams  to  know  t 
we're  a  threat.  We  want  to  rj 
people  by  surprise." 


Women's  soccer  team  ties  Blues,  beats  Rams  in  debul 


by  Brock  Wilson 


The  Carleton  Ravens  women's 
soccer  team  started  their  season  off 
the  right  way  with  a  1-1  tie  against 
the  Toronto  Varsity  Blues  and  a  1-0 
win  over  the  Ryerson  Rams  Sept. 
1-2. 

The  team  has  high  expectations 
for  this  season  and  they  expect  to 
be  a  contender  come  playoff  time. 

"We  want  to  go  into  the 
postseason  and  do  well,  we  have 
reason  to  believe  we  can  beat 
anyone  this  year,"  Ravens  head 
coach  Alex  McNutt  said. 

After  finishing  fourth  in  their 
division  last  season  and  playing 
well  in  the  playoffs,  it  is  clear 
that  the  Ravens  have  the  talent 
needed  to  be  a  dominant  force 
this  year. 

"We  play  great  football  and 
there  is  always  variety  in  our 
attack,"  McNutt  added. 


"With  those  four  as  well  as  a 
lot  of  great  second  year  players 
who  gained  a  lot  of  experience  last 
year,  we  have  a  lot  of  strength  and 
depth,"  McNutt  said. 

The  team  has  strong  leaders 
but  also  have  support  from  the 
younger  players  on  the  team. 

Both  Ravens  goals  scored  this 
weekend  were  by  players  in  their 
second  and  third  year. 

Second-year  midfielder  Nicole 
Filipow  scored  the  Ravens  goal 
against  the  Toronto  Varsity 
Blues  and  third-year  forward 
Andrea  Way  scored  the  goal  for 
the  Ravens  against  the  Ryerson 
Rams. 

"I  think  all  of  the  fourth  years 
on  our  team  this  year  are  all 
considered  leaders.  Playing  on  the 
back  line,  I  think  my  role  is  to  be 
a  leader  and  a  vocal  player  on  the 
field,"  defender  Briana  De  Souza 
said. 


In  my  four  years  here,  this  is  the  best 
soccer  we've  ever  played. 

—  Briana  De  Souza, 
fourth-year  Ravens  defender 


1 


The  team  has  a  strong  core 
group  of  veteran  leaders  led  by 
Rachel  Bedek,  Briana  De  Souza, 
Valerie  Hamilton  and  Alexandria 
Druggett. 


"Some  people  are  more  quiet 
on  the  field  and  that's  why  we 
need  that  extra  push  from  the  back 
field,"  she  added. 

With  such  a  strong  start  and  lots 


inning  season  Sept.  8  against  the  Laurentian  Voyageurs. 


3  by  Christian  Alpha 


of  time  to  practice  and  continue 
to  improve,  the  team  has  a  clear 
chance  at  being  a  deep  playoff 
threat. 

"In  my  four  years  here,  this  is 
the  best  soccer  we've  ever  played, 
possession-wise,  we  keep  the  ball 
on  the  ground  for  90  minutes  and 
we  keep  possession  for  most  of  the 
game,"  De  Souza  said. 

In  both  games,  the  Ravens 
dominated  possession  and  had  a 
lot  of  shots  on  goal. 

They    looked    very  strong 


especially  against  Toronto  who 
finished  ahead  of  the  Ravens  in  the 
standings  last  season. 

"Right  now  we  are  playing 
some  really  nice  football  but  we're 
not  getting  the  goals  we  need," 
McNutt  said. 

The  team  has  already  identified 
its  key  strengths  and  some  things  it 
needs  to  improve  on. 

With  the  year  just  getting 
underway,  the  team  will  have  a 
lot  of  time  for  improvement  while 
continuing  to  develop  its  strengths. 


"Things  are  looking  prorrus 
and  we  just  need  to  play  qulC 
as  a  team  and  that  will  come  as 
get  more  into  the  season  ...  I  ^ 
we're  looking  good,"  De  S°' 
said. 

The    Ravens  women 
continue  to  practice  hard 
their  next  game  when  they  <* 
the   Laurentian  Voyageurs 
Sept.  8. 

The  Voyageurs  finished 
win  behind  the  Ravens 
season. 


[ember  6  -  September  12,  2012 


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Ravens  down  Blues,  Rams  in  season  opener 


SHINKEWSKI 


The  Carleton  Ravens  men's  soccer  team 
m  both  games  of  their  season  opening 
>ekend  Sept.  1-2  at  Ravens  Field. 
The  men  trailed  early  Sept.  1  against  the 
piversity  of  Toronto  Varsity  Blues,  going 
ivvn  0-1  in  the  first  five  minutes  of  the 
atch,  but  came  back  to  win  3-1  with  three 
|s  jn  the  second  half. 

We  had  an  awful  first  half,"  Ravens 
ptain  Sam  McHugh  said.  "Luckily  we 
owed  some  character  and  picked  it  up." 
Ravens  forward  Andrew  Latty  scored 
ice  for  the  victors  and  Christophe  Laberge- 
rrault  headed  a  free  kick  past  the  keeper  to 
und  out  the  scoring. 

Carleton  goalkeeper  Mark  Krocko 
,pped  the  only  other  shot  he  faced  as  the 
vens  outshot  the  Blues  8-2. 
"Toronto  has  always  been  a  tough  game 
us,  to  get  the  win  at  home  is  great," 
vens  assistant  coach  Kwesi  Loney  said. 
The  men  won  their  second  game  of  the 
eekend  Sept.  2  against  the  Ryerson  Rams 
a  score  of  2-0. 

Midfielder  Joey  Kewin  scored  in  the  10th 
inute  and  Latty  netted  his  third  goal  of  the 
^ekend  as  the  men  got  all  the  scoring  done 

the  first  half. 

Krocko  recorded  the  shutout  for  the 
ivens  as  they  outshot  the  Rams  7-5. 
"After  playing  90  minutes  [against  U  of 
you're  just  looking  for  a  consistent  effort, 
hink  we  got  the  effort  and  it  shows  in  the 
;ult,"  Loney  said. 


The  Ravens  ended  the  201 1  season  with  an  1 1-3  record  and  ranked  fourth  in  the  final  CIS  top  10  rankings,  but  lost  in  the  playoffs.  1 1  photo  8v  Christian  Aiphonse 


The  start  of  the  season  was  similar  to  last 
year  when  the  Ravens  beat  the  Blues  and 
Rams  in  Toronto. 

"The  two  teams  we  played  are  tougher 
teams  in  the  division.  To  get  the  two  wins 
shows  we  are  doing  some  things  well  and 
the  guys  are  gelling  well,"  Loney  said. 

"We  don't  want  to  drop  any  games  at 
home  like  we  did  last  year,  so  it  was  very 
important  to  get  the  6  points,"  Latty  said. 

"It' s  the  first  two  games  of  the  year.  You 
want  to  start  the  season  off  on  a  good  note," 
Loney  said. 


"Hopefully  it  sets  the  tone  for  the  season, 
but  we  still  have  a  number  of  games  to  play 
and  it's  a  long  truck  ahead  of  us." 

Last  season  ended  with  disappointment 
for  the  Ravens,  who  lost  in  theOU  A  semifinal 
to  McMaster  before  losing  the  bronze  medal 
game  to  York. 

"Provincials  are  a  long  way  away,  you 
just  try  and  take  it  one  game  at  a  time," 
Loney  said. 

The  Ravens  ended  the  2011  season  with 
an  11-3  record  and  ranked  fourth  in  the  final 
CIS  top  10  rankings. 


"Last  season  was  last  season.  We're  just 
trying  to  work  back  to  that  moment,"  Loney 
said. 

As  usual,  a  new  season  brings  new  faces 
to  a  team  and  also  bigger  roles.  This  is  the 
case  for  fifth  year  midfielder  McHugh  who  is 
stepping  into  his  first  year  as  captain. 

"Its  never  easy  to  fill  a  captain's  role," 
Loney  said.  "As  a  senior  player,  he  has  all 
the  qualities  and  he  leads  by  example." 

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Burns  defends  safety  response  to  res  alarm 


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Carleton's  safety  director  called  the 
■sponse  of  his  officers  to  students  stuck  on 
residence  floor  during  a  fire  alarm  Sept.  5 
.xceptionally  good." 

Normal  evacuation  for  a  building  of  that 
ze(  safe  evacuation  is  eight  to  10  minutes," 
lian  Burns  said.  "We  were  on  the  floor, 


[king 


to  the  students  the  best  we  could 


jthin  sit  minutes  and  we  had  the  doors 
nlocked  in  11  minutes.  That' s  a  pretty 
•rfiarkable  response  to  that  situation." 
About  18  students  were  trapped  on  the 
ghth  floor  of  the  Lennox  and  Addington 
uilding  just  before  1  a.m.  on  Sept.  5  when 
ieir  emergency  exit  doors  failed  to  unlock 
uring  a  false  fire  alarm. 
The  students  and  the  Rideau  River 
esidence  Association  (RRRA)  are  now 
king  for  an  apology  from  university  safety 
,r  a  communication  failure,  as  they  were 
ot  told  the  alarm  was  false  while  they  were 
tick  on  the  floor. 

Joel  Tallerico,  RRRA  vice-president 
dministration)  and  an  eighth-floor  resident 
ho  was  stuck  during  the  alarm  and,  said 
e  called  university  safety  twice:  once  right 
fter  he  noticed  the  doors  were  locked,  and 
gain  when  he  noticed  safety  officers  trying 
)  get  in. 

Burns  said  he  knew  that  at  the  time  of 
ne  of  the  calls  from  a  student  on  the  floor, 
ieir  "dispatcher  was  on  the  phone  with 
le  ambulance  at  that  particular  time  and 
ouldh't  break  away  from  the  conversation 
fith  the  ambulance." 

An  ambulance  was  called  because  a 
tudent  suffered  a  seizure  on  the  ground 


Joel  Tallerico  was  one  of  the  students  stuck  behind  locked  doors.  ||  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcelios 


outside,  according  to  Bums. 

"Our  dispatcher,  who  is  a  person  who  is 
multitasking,  doing  many  many  things,  is 
trying  to  answer  as  many  calls  as  possible," 
Bums  said.  "Certainly  if  the  students  had 
called  at  a  time  when  our  dispatcher  was  able 
to  provide  that  information,  I  would  have 
expected  it  to  happen.  If  that  didn't  happen, 
we're  now  looking  into  that  as  well." 

During  the  false  alarm,  the 
electromagnetic  locks  on  the  eighth  floor' s 
exits  were  supposed  to  automatically  unlock 
during  a  fire  alarm,  but  locked  instead. 

"From  time  to  time,  things  that  are 
mechanical  are  going  to  fail,"  Bums  said. 
"We  can  never  be  certain  that  another 


electromagnetic  lock  somewhere  else  on 
campus  will  not  fail,  that  can  happen 
anywhere  in  any  building,  in  an  apartment 
building,  any  federal  government  building, 
any  building  that  has  electromagnetic  lock." 

Bums  said  safety  officers  knew  it  was  a 
false  alarm  "a  minute  before  they  reached 
the  eighth  floor,"  but  officers  still  tried  to  kick 
down  the  locked  doors.  When  they  failed  to 
do  so,  the  doors  were  opened  manually. 

Bums  said  the  locks  were  fixed  at  noon 
later  that  day,  and  tested  multiple  times  to 
make  sure  they  worked  properly. 

"What  I  think  we  really  learned  from 
this  is  that  we  need  to  communicate  with 
the  residents  of  the  buildings  how  to  handle 


evacuation  situations  and  what  to  do  if  their 
evacuation  route  is  blocked,"  Burns  said. 

University  safety  and  the  housing 
department  held  a  fire  evacuation  meeting 
on  Sept.  12  for  students  in  the  Lennox  and 
Addington  building. 

Fire  prevention  officer  Rick  Percival 
hosted  the  meeting.  He  discussed  safety 
measures  used  on  campus  and  what  students 
should  do  when  an  alarm  goes  off. 

He  said  the  goal  of  the  meeting  was  to 
explain  to  students  "what  their  options  are 
in  emergencies,  and  what's  reasonable  to  do 
in  those  situations." 

At  the  meeting,  Percival  said  if  students 
cannot  leave  the  building  during  an 
evacuation,  they  should  get  to  a  safe  place 
like  their  dorm  rooms  or  lounge,  and  call 
university  safety.  They  should  also  put 
clothes  or  towels  at  the  bottom  of  their  doors 
to  block  smoke. 

Some  students  trapped  on  the  floor 
during  the  incident  said  they  were  unhappy 
with  how  the  university  communicated  with 
them. 

"I  don't  believe  there's  anything  to 
apologize  for.  I  think  our  response  time  was 
well  within  safe  manners  and  our  ability  to 
communicate  was  the  best  we  could  at  the 
time,"  Bums  said. 

The  university  will  be  reviewing 
its  communication  procedures  during 
evacuations,  said  health  and  safety  officer 
David  Hunt,  who  was  at  the  meeting. 

"We  want  that  process  to  be  as  smooth  as 
possible,"  he  said. 

According  to  Bums,  a  Carleton  student 
has  been  charged  by  police  for  triggering  the 
false  fire  alarm.  □ 


First-year  students  left  without  condoms 


v  Jakob  Kuzyk 


Unlike  previous  fall  orientations,  the 
Arleton  University  Students'  Association 
-USA)  did  not  supply  condoms  this  year 
vough  frosh  kits  because  of  a  continuing 
elay  from  their  supplier. 

"They  were  ordered  before  orientation 
/eek  but  did  not  arrive  in  time,"  CUSA  vice- 
resident  (student  issues)  Hayley  Dobson 
lid. 

"They  should  be  here  by  the  end  of  this 

'eek." 

The  condoms  are  from  a  new  supplier  this 
ear.  A  price  increase  at  the  usual  supplier 
nd  quality  issues  with  the  LifeStyles  brand 
Jused  the  change  to  Durex  condoms, 
'°bson  said. 

Although  there  is  no  official  policy  for 
ousing  to  supply  condoms  to  students, 
fealth  and  Counselling  nurse  Patty  Allen 
I'd  they  ensured  residence  fellows  were 
ven  the  free  LifeStyles  condoms  from 
'ttawa  Public  Health.  She  noted  that  the 
Adorns  were  also  available  for  CUSA  to 
'ck  up  for  their  fall  orientation  week. 

Until  the  order  comes  in,  CUSA  has  a 
taller  supply  of  condoms  at  their  401 
'nicentre  office  to  hand  out. 

Condoms  were  also  supplied  late  to 
?sidence  fellows  his  year.  Due  to  "shifts" 
1  fte  condom  supply  chain  between  Health 
Ad  Counselling  Services  and  Housing  and 
■onference  Services,  who  supply  residence 


?Uow: 


s,  acting  assistant  director  of  housing 


CUSA  was  without  condoms  duri 


and  conference  services  Natalie  Allen  said 
they  were  "a  few  days  late." 

Allen  said  students  can  now  get  condoms 
from  their  residence  fellows,  and,  if  not, 
residence  fellows  should  pick  them  up  from 
the  Housing  and  Conference  Services  office. 

"Considering  the  amount  of  sex  that 
can  happen  during  frosh,  and  considering 
how  important  it  is  to  ensure  people  have 
a  safe  university  experience,  there  is  a 
responsibility  to  provide  for  students," 
CUSA  councillor  and  GLBTQ  Centre 
volunteer  David  MacMillan  said. 

Instead  of  the  usual  sources,  students 
had  their  orientation  week  condom  supply 
covered  this  year  through  active  distribution 
by  theGraduate Students'  Association  (GSA) 
and  the  GLBTQ  centre,  MacMillan  said. 


PHOTO  ILLUSTRATION  BY  FRASER  TRIPP 


After  hearing  first-years  were  not 
supplied,  MacMillan  said  the  GSA  was  first 
on  the  scene  and  that  the  GLBTQ  Centre 
supplied  students  with  condoms  from  a 
table  in  the  Unicentre  atrium. 

Over  3,000  students  participated  in 
orientation  week  this  year  and  MacMillan 
said  they  soon  found  their  stock  dwindling. 

"We  didn't  have  enough  for  the  entirety 
of  frosh,  so  we  had  to  order  from  Ottawa 
Public  Health,"  MacMillan  said. 

That  order  of  about  11,520  LifeStyles 
condoms  arrived  Sept.  6  and  was  sent  to  the 
Rideau  River  Residence  Association  (RRRA) 
for  distribution. 

"We  decided  to  go  through  RRRA  because 
most  frosh  are  in  residence,"  MacMillan  said. 

"We  support  students  making  their  own 


choices  and  if  they  want  to  have  sex  we  want 
them  to  do  it  safely,"  RRRA  vice-president 
(programming)  Rawan  Abujoub  said. 

Students  can  find  condoms  at  the  RRRA 
office  in  Residence  Commons  beside  the 
residence  reception  desk. 

Condoms  may  also  be  found  at  Mike's 
Place  pub  on  the  second  floor  of  the 
Unicentre,  right  beside  the  cash,  allowing 
students  the  option  to  grab  a  pitcher  of  beer 
and  2-pack  of  condoms  in  a  single  motion. 

The  GLBTQ  Centre  at  427  Unicentre 
supplies  condoms  as  well. 

"Ask  for  a  lollipop,"  MacMillan  said,  as 
well  as  for  dental  dams  and  female  condoms. 

Other  CUSA  service  centres  supplying 
condoms  include  the  Womyn's  Centre  at 
308  Unicentre  and  at  BECAMPS,  a  centre  for 
mature  and  part-time  students,  across  the 
hall.  □ 


Correction 

Incorrect  information  appeared  in 
a  Sept.  b- 1 2  story  on  CUSA  moving 
away  from  theCFS.  Arun  Smith 

WHS  described  <is  the  director  of 
OPIRG-Carleton  in  that  story.  He 

sits  on  the  Board  of  Directors  of 

OPIRG-Carleton,  and  is  not  the 
only  director  of  the  organization. 

77tf  Charlatan  regrets  the  error. 


cl.arlatan.ca/news 


September  13  -  September  19(  jj 


Mayor  to  talk 
youth  issues  at  city 
summit 


Ottawa's  mayor  is  holding  a  youth 
summit  next  month  to  hear  from  young 
people  about  concerns  and  ideas  for 
improving  the  city  to  better  serve  their 
needs. 

Jim  Watson  will  be  hosting  the  first 
Mayor's  Youth  Summit  for  200  Ottawa 
youth,  ages  16  to  25,  on  Oct.  12. 

The  city  debuted  a  similar  event  last 
October  for  seniors.  Watson  said  he  hopes 
to  replicate  the  success  of  the  Seniors 
Summit  with  a  different  demographic. 

"I  thought  we  should  go  to  the  other 
end  of  the  age  spectrum  and  ask  young 
people,"  he  said.  "A  lot  of  the  students 
stay  here  after  school  to  work.  We've 
never  really  had  a  dialogue  with  stu- 
dents." 

The  Mayor's  Youth  Summit  will  take 
place  at  city  hall  from  8:30  a.m.  to  3:30 
p.m. 

Registration  is  free  of  charge  on  the 
city's  website  as  of  Sept.  10.  Since  regis- 
tration is  limited,  the  summit  is  being 
broadcast  live  through  Rogers  and  can  be 
watched  through  the  city's  website. 

"The  purpose  of  the  summit  is  to  en- 
gage young  people  in  a  wide  variety  of 
subjects  [like]  arts  and  culture,  safety, 
health,  employment,  transportation,  and 
find  out  how  we  can  do  a  better  job,"  Wat- 
son said. 

The  mayor  has  tried  to  advertise  the 
summit  to  a  diverse  audience  "so  that  if  s 
not  just  a  homogeneous  group  of  people 
from  the  city,  it's  going  to  reflect  the  en- 
tire city,"  Watson  said. 

Watson  and  the  summitcommitteeare 
approaching  rural,  urban,  and  suburban 
school  boards  as  well  as  street  youth  or- 
ganizations like  Operation  Come  Home 
directly  to  recruit  youth. 

Like  the  Seniors  Summit,  the  Youth 
Summit  agenda  will  include  a  question 
and  answer  period  with  the  mayor,  small 
discussion  groups,  and  a  resource  fair. 

However,  the  ideas  generated  from 
the  summit  will  be  handled  by  city  coun- 
cil in  a  different  way. 

With  the  youth  summit,  city  councillor 
and  summit  facilitator,  Mathieu  Fleury 
said  he  wants  to  focus  on  more  specific 
issues  in  order  to  create  tangible  results 
quickly. 

The  Seniors  Summit  resulted  in  the 
development  of  an  Older  Adult  Ac- 
tion Plan.  Fleury  said  this  policy,  which 
incorporates  issues  like  housing  and 
transportation,  will  be  released  later  this 
year.  Fleury  said  he  hopes  the  process 
will  move  faster  than  it  did  last  October. 

— jenny  Kieininger 

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Terry's  CAUSE  comes  to  CU[ 


by  Anne  McKinnon  

More  than  three  decades  after  Terry  Fox 
inspired  a  nation  with  his  run  across  Can- 
ada to  raise  money  for  cancer  research,  his 
brother  came  to  Carleton  to  speak  about 
Fox's  legacy  and  a  new  fundraising  initiative 
by  university  and  college  students. 

'  Fred  Fox,  Terry's  older  brother,  was 
promoting  Terry's  CAUSE  (College  and 
University  Student  Engagement),  an  initia- 
tive by  Carleton  and  seven  other  universities 
to  raise  funds  for  the  Terry  Fox  Foundation, 
Sept.  6  according  to  a  university  press  re- 
lease. 

"Terry  was  a  university  student  when  he 
was  first  diagnosed  with  cancer  at  18  years- 
old,"  Fox  said  during  his  speech. 

"He  did  some  research  on  what  was 
available  out  there  for  cancer  research  and 
discovered  that  more  money  needed  to  be 
raised,"  he  said. 

Before  Terry  even  left  St.  John's,  he  had 
run  over  5,000  kilometres  in  training. 

"Terry  ran  one  step  at  a  time,  one  mile  at 
a  time,"  Fox  said. 

On  Sept.  I,  1980,  just  outside  Thunder 
Bay,  Ont,  Terry  had  to  abandon  his  run 
when  he  learned  his  cancer  had  returned. 

"The  Marathon  of  Hope  must  continue 
without  me,"  Fox  remembered  Terry  saying. 

"The  Marathon  of  Hope  raised  $24-miI- 
lion  in  1980,  yet  Terry  was  penniless  when 
he  returned.  But  he  was  rich  with  the  know- 
ledge that  he  had  tried  his  very  best.  He  had 
run  until  he  could  run  no  more,"  Fox  said. 


Fred  Fox  spoke  to  students  about  why  his  brother's 
cause  isstill  important.  ||  photo  by  Anns  McKinnon 

"Here  we  are  $600-million  later,  32  years 
later.  Terry  would  be  so  proud  of  Canadians 
young  and  older  who  have  continued  what 
he  started,"  Fox  said. 

"I  went  to  the  club  fair  at  the  Ravens'  Nest 
the  other  day,  and  went  to  the  Terry  Fox 
booth  and  they  said  Fred  Fox  was  speaking 
and  I  couldn't  miss  the  opportunity,"  first- 
year  student  Cameron  Kent  said. 

"It's  absolutely  inspiring,  I've  been  do- 


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A  recent  move  by  Canada  to  sever  dip- 
lomatic ties  with  Iran  and  close  down  the 
Iranian  Embassy  in  Ottawa  has  left  Iranian 
students  at  Carleton  with  few  options  for 
getting  consular  services  or  help  from  their 
government. 

Increasing  military  assistance  to  Syria's 
Assad  regime  and  refusal  to  comply  with 
the  United  Nations  resolution  pertaining  to 
its  nuclear  program  are  among  the  reasons 
Foreign  Affairs  Minister  John  Baird  cited  in 
his  decision  to  close  down  the  embassy,  ac- 
cording to  a  government  press  release. 

"Canada  views  the  government  of  Iran 
as  the  most  significant  threat  to  global  peace 
and  security  in  the  world  today,"  Baird  said 
in  the  release, 

"Carleton  is  known  for  providing  a  sup- 
portive campus  environment.  We  pride 
ourselves  on  the  support  we  provide  to 


all  members  of  the  Carleton  community," 
Carleton  media  relations  co-ordinator  Chris 
Cline  said. 

"As  such,  Carleton  students  regardless  of 
nationality,  ethnicity,  or  religion  are  Carle- 
ton students  first  and  foremost.  We  would 
extend  this  same  level  of  support  to  any 
member  of  our  Carleton  community." 

Cline  said  the  university  is  trying  to  help 
support  the  international  students  from  Iran. 

"We  have  been  fielding  questions  and 
providing  information  and  support  to 
international  students  from  Iran.  We  are  cur- 
rently determining  who  is  affected  and  will 
be  coming  up  with  a  long-term  plan  to  help 
them  continue  their  studies  here  at  Carleton. 
We  will  continue  to  monitor  and  advise  the 
Carleton  community  as  we  receive  more  in- 
formation," Cline  said. 

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ing  the  Terry  Fox  Runs  since  1992,  my  t 
was  pushing  me  in  a  stroller  since  I 
kid.  Everybody  is  touched  by  cancer.  [#■ 
lost  family  members.  The  hope  that  it  brmB, 
and  the  inspiration  is  absolutely  incrediblM 
Kent  said. 

In  the  1970's  and  1980's  there  was  not 
much  cancer  awareness,  and  Terry  and  Fr 
didn't  even  know  what  cancer  was  ur 
Terry  was  diagnosed,  Fox  said, 

"It  did  bring  it  out  in  the  open  a  bit  mo 
People  were  talking  about  it.  They  saw  (j 
kid  running  across  Canada  for  cancer  p 
search;  not  only  was  he  raising  money  b 
awareness.  And  I  think  that  made  us  t 
about  it  and  that's  why  we  are  where  v 
at  today,"  Fox  said. 

Dr.  John  Bell  of  the  Ottawa  Hospital  R 
search  Institute  is  also  a  supporter  of  Terr) 
CAUSE  and  said  the  problem  with  curre 
cancer  treatment  is  that  it  has  many  side 
fects. 

"That's  because  the  cancer  treatme 
itself  attacks  not  only  the  tumor,  but  al 
unfortunately  the  patient's  tissues,  and 
see  all  these  side  effects,"  Bell  said.  The  Ter 
Fox  Foundation  wants  to  find  new  ways 
treat  cancer  that  are  more  targeted, 

This  will  reduce  the  side  effects  as  it  wor 
attack  normal  tissues,  Bell  said. 

"We're  seeing  cancer  patients  with 
credible  results.  We're  closer  but  not  thi 
yet,"  Bell  said. 

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Correction 

Incorrect  information  appeared 
in  a  Sept.  6  - 12  story  on  the 
university's  release  of  three  public 
service  announcements  regarding 
sexual  assault.  The  PSAs  were  not 

released  in  response  to  the  four 
sexual  assaults  on  campus  List  war. 
7  lie  Qiarlatan  regrets  the  error. 


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gating  website  aimed  at  students 


For  more  coverage  . . . 


yfrtoNIQUE  HVNES 


A  Carleton  graduate  has  co-founded 
dating  website  catering  exclusively  to 
[dents  at  post-secondary  institutions. 
In  January  2012,  Christopher  Gimmer 
d  Marc  Chouinard  formed  Nosco  media, 
Veb  company  which  designs  and  markets 
-ial  networking  sites. 

Their  first  project  is  ClassmateCatch,  a 
ting  website  that  requires  its  members  to 
a  university  or  college  email  account, 
iich,  according  to  Chouinard,  makes  it 
jch  more  difficult  for  members  to  make 
iltiple  profiles. 

VVe  realized  how  hard  it  is  for  university 
lC]ents  to  meet  people  who  aren't  in  their 
jgram,"  Gimmer  said. 
"Or  someone  might  see  a  girl  or  a  guy 
,y'd  like  to  approach  in  class,  but  they 
n't  have  it  in  them  to  go  up  to  them 
d  talk  to  them.  This  breaks  that  barrier," 
louinard  said. 

So  this  is  a  platform  where  you  can  meet 
ople  online,  and  then  take  that  relationship 
line  if  you  wish." 

The  website  is  currently  available  to 
idents  at  Carleton,  Queen's  University, 
gonquin  College,  and  the  University  of 
tawa. 

Gimmer,  who  graduated  from  Carleton's 
mmerce  program  in  2008,  is  in  charge  of 
arketing  and  finance. 
Chouinard    taught   himself  computer 
ogramming   and    takes   care   of  web 


Chouinard  and  Gimmer  want  to  help  students  move 
relationships  "offline."  ||  photo  by  Kyle  Fazackeriey 

development.  He  said  it  took  half  a  year  to 
make  ClassmateCatch. 

The  website  requires  members  to  create 
a  profile  and  enter  basic  information  about 
their  age,  interests  and  program. 

They  must  also  submit  a  photo  before 
they  can  view  others'  profiles. 

To  find  other  members,  students  can  do  a 
search,  which  can  be  narrowed  down  to  only 


include  people  who  are  of  a  certain  age,  body 
type,  or  have  a  certain  hair  or  eye  colour. 

They  can  then  live-chat  or  send  messages 
to  other  members.  There  are  no  suggested 
matches  or  personality  tests  on  the  site, 
Chouinard  said. 

"The  matchmaking  process  is  a  Little  flawed 
in  my  opinion,"  he  said.  "Sites  like  Plenty  of 
Fish  base  their  algorithms  on  the  information 
you  provide  on  your  profile.  Seems  like  an 
unreliable  way  to  match  people  up." 

Gimmer  said  the  personality  tests  found 
on  many  dating  sites  can  take  up  to  twenty 
minutes  to  complete. 

"We  know  students  are  busy.  We  would 
rather  promote  interaction,"  he  said. 

"The  site  is  free,"  Gimmer  said.  "On  some 
sites,  it's  free  to  sign  up  but  you  have  to  pay 
for  extra  features,  like  being  able  to  view 
who  checked  out  your  profile.  That's  one 
thing  we  won't  do.  Students  are  on  a  tight 
budget,  and  the  last  thing  we  want  to  do  is 
start  gouging  them." 

"A  lot  of  people  have  been  supporting 
us,  especially  the  local  media.  They  seem 
to  recognize  how  hard  it  is  to  make  it  as  an 
entrepreneur,"  Gimmer  said. 

Gimmer  said  over  a  hundred  students 
have  signed  up  for  the  site  since  its  launch 
on  Sept.  1. 

"The  response  has  been  really  good, 
overall,"  Chouinard  said.  "We've  had  a  lot 
of  people  come  up  to  us  and  say,  'Wow, 
that's  a  great  idea.  It's  nice  to  see  a  fresh  idea, 
here  in  Ottawa.'"  □ 


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CU  grad  gets  fellowship 

Matthew  McCready  spoke  to 
journalism  grad  Natalie  Stechyson  who 
has  won  the  Michelle  Lang  Fellowship. 


Mental  health  training  for 
student  leaders 

Clarissa  Fortin  wrote  about  student 
leaders  being  trained  to  help  other 
students  with  mental  health  issues. 


CU  students  hold  9/1 1  vigil 

Bryan  Tobin  went  to  a  candlelit  vigil 
held  by  students  in  the  quad  on  the 
11th  anniversary  of  the  9/11  attacks. 


New  grad  program  in 
non-profit  sector 

Yuko  Inoue  covered  the  launch  of 
first-in-Canada  graduate  progran 
at  Carleton,  which  is  set  to  train 
students  for  careers  in  the  non-profit 
and  philanthropic  sectors. 


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CUS  A  launches  mobile  app 


by  Jenny  Kleininger 


Carleton  University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  has  launched  CUSA  Live,  an  online 
radio  channel  that  the  association  says  plays 
what  students  actually  want  to  hear. 

After  two  months  of  designing  and  or- 
ganizing their  website  and  app,  CUSA  Live 
launched  at  the  start  of  Fall  Orientation  Week 
Sept.  2.  Over  the  course  of  the  fall  orienta- 
tion, the  mobile  app  was  downloaded  over 
200  times,  designer  and  facilitator  Luke  Smith 
said  via  email.  CUSA  Live  includes  a  live 
music  stream,  live  video  and  audio  coverage 
of  Carleton  events,  and  a  mobile  app. 

The  purpose  of  CUSA  Live  is  "to  connect 
and  engage  Carleton  students  and  keep  them 
in  touch  with  their  Student  Association  and 
the  Carleton  community.  One  of  the  primary 
objectives... is  to  provide... content  that  is 
made  by  students  for  students,"  Smith  said. 

Although  the  primary  focus  is  stream- 
ing non-stop  music,  CUSA  vice-president 
(finance)  Michael  De  Luca  said  there  are 
two  radio  shows  -  3  Gays  on  the  Radio  and 
Raven's  Eye:  The  Political  Broadcast.  CUSA 
Live  will  also  broadcast  all  student  council 
meetings,  making  Carleton  the  first  school 
in  Canada  to  do  this,  De  Luca  said. 

"If  s  a  mechanism  for  transparency  to  stu- 
dents that  elected  us,"  De  Luca  said. 

De  Luca  said  the  plan  is  to  incorporate  as 
much  Carleton  talent  into  CUSA  Live  as  pos- 
sible. The  radio  sta  tion  will  feature  live  coverage 
of  university  events  from  sports  to  culture  to  DJ 
sets  at  Oliver's  Pub's  Thirsty  Thursdays. 

In  addition  to  student  talent  being  show- 
cased, De  Luca  said  he  predicts  CUSA  Live 
will  be  a  source  of  student  job  creation.  Pres- 
ently, CUSA  Live  facilitators  are  the  only  paid 
positions.  CUSA  Live  will  generate  revenue 
by  selling  ad  space  on  its  website.  The  money 


The  new  app  was  downloaded  over  200  times  during 
fall  orientation.  1 1  photo  by  PeriRO  Vasconcrlos 

will  be  reinvested  into  other  aspects  of  the 
student  budget  such  as  clubs  and  societies. 

De  Luca  said  the  ad  space  won't  go  higher 
than  six  percent  as  to  ensure  students  have 
as  much  content  to  listen  to  as  possible.  Sell- 
ing ad  space  is  nothing  new,  however  CUSA 
Live's  choice  to  broadcast  online  instead  of 
through  the  airwaves  is  with  the  decision  to 
participate  in  the  global  move  from  tradition- 
al to  digital  media. 

"We  view  airwaves  as  a  source  of  media 
that  is  that  is  slowly  going  out  of  style.  Students 
largely  connect  with  platforms  either  online  or 
through  handheld  devices,"  Smith  said. 

The  app  is  currently  available  on  the 
Apple  iPhone  and  Android  phones,  while 
Blackberry  users  can  expect  to  see  it  within 
the  next  few  weeks.  Q 


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UVic  unveils  gender-inclusive  bathrooms 


by  Cassie  Hendry 


The  University  of  Victoria  (UVic) 
has  taken  a  stand  against  transgender 
and  gender-based  harassment  with 
the  unveiling  of  two  new  multi-stall 
gender-inclusive  washrooms  on 
campus,  according  to  the  UVic  Stu- 
dents' Society  (UVSS)  website. 

The  gender- inclusive  wash- 
rooms, unveiled  Aug.  29  and 
housed  in  the  UVic  student  union 
building,  are  the  first  of  their  kind 
at  the  university,  according  to 
UVic's  Vie  Martlet.  Their  design 
allows  any  gender  to  access  the 
washrooms  at  the  same  time. 

"This  initiative  is  focused  on 
combatting  gender-  and  trans-based 
violence  and  harassment/'  UVSS 
chairperson  Emily  Rogers  said. 

"A  number  of  students  in  our 
building  faced  harassment  on  the 
basis  of  their  perceived  gender  in 
both  male  and  female  washrooms. 
We  strongly  feel  that  all  students 
deserve  to  access  public  spaces 
without  fear  of  harassment  or  dis- 
crimination." 

To  differentiate  between  trad- 


The  new  bathrooms  will  help  curb  trans  harassment  on  campus,  according  to  the  UVic 
student  union.  1 1  photo  illustration  bv  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


itional  gendered  washrooms  and 
the  new  gender-inclusive  ones, 
there  is  a  posted  sign  indicating 
that  they  are  multi-stall  gender- 
inclusive  with  a  picture  of  a  toilet. 

The  initiative  began  in  January 
2011  by  a  director-at-large,  whose 
motion  was  unanimously  passed 
in  a  UVSS  meeting,  trans*  rep  for 
UVic  Pride  Dylyn  Wilkinson  said 
via  email.  It  was  then  spearheaded 


by  various  UVSS  board  of  directors 
members,  who  brought  it  forward  to 
the  current  board  term,  Rogers  said. 

Rogers  notes  that  although  the 
feedback  has  been  strongly  sup- 
portive and  "wonderful,"  there  are 
still  students  uncomfortable  with 
the  new  washrooms. 

"A  lot  of  the  concerns  that  we've 
faced  have  been  based  in  myth  and 
perceptions  of  what  dangers  exist 


in  these  washrooms,  but  in  reality 
those  don't  exist,"  she  said. 

Educating  students  on  this  topic 
has  been  a  priority  for  Rogers,  who 
says  she  and  the  UVSS  are  working 
with  those  who  have  issues  to  ad- 
dress their  concerns. 

Wilkinson  said  UVic  Pride  is 
thrilled  to  have  the  gender-inclusive 
washrooms  installed  and  that  the  re- 
sponse has  been  generally  positive. 

Wilkinson  noted  that  there  are 
single-stall  gender-inclusive  wash- 
rooms in  almost  every  building  on 
campus,  but  only  multi-stall  ones 
in  the  student  union  building, 
which  is  run  separately  from  the 
university  by  the  UVSS. 

"Personally,  I  think  there 
should  be  at  least  one  multi-stall 
gender  neutral  washroom  in  every 
public  place  one  would  otherwise 
put  gendered  washrooms.  Every- 
one needs  a  safe  place  to  pee,  fix 
their  hair,  wash  their  hands,  or 
whatever  else,"  Wilkinson  said. 

Sarah  Cooper,  admini  strati ve 
co-ordinator  for  Carleton's  GLBTQ 
Centre,  said  she  believes  UVic  is 
taking  a  "great  step  forward"  to 


urge  other  universities  to 
multi-stall  gender-inclusive  wasf 
rooms.  Carleton  currently  has 
few  single-stall  washrooms  fk 
the  GLBTQ  Centre  and  Equity  Sq 
vices  worked  to  make  inclusive  b 
taking  down  the  male  or  femgi 
signs. 

"For  us,  having  the  single  stall  i 
a  space  that' s  safe  for  students  yA 
don't  necessarily  fit  into  that  blu 
or  pink  box,"  Cooper  said. 

"They  can  feel  comfortable  a,,™ 
safe  using  the  washroom,  and  if 
free  from  stares  and  physical  < 
verbal  harassment." 

While  there  are  single-sta] 
gender-inclusive  washrooms  a 
Carleton,  not  every  building  has  ont 

"We  get  complaints  all  the  tim 
because  there  aren't  any  in  the  li 
brary  and  you  have  to  walk  acros 
campus  just  to  use  a  washroom, 
she  said. 

"I  think  that  we  should  hav 
multi-stall  gender-neutral  wash 
rooms  on  campus,  but  I  jus 
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anywhere  near  that  right  now, 
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The  University  of  Victoria  Stu- 
dents' Society  (UVSS)  might  have 
jumped  the  Canadian  Federation 
0f  Students  (CFS)  on  a  national  scale, 
but  when  it  comes  to  the  provincial 
division,  the  two  are  still  legally  tied 
together — at  least  for  now. 

Justice  Elaine  Adair  of  the  Su- 
preme Court  of  British  Columbia 
gave  her  ruling  Aug.  9,  stating  that 
"based  on  a  proper  consideration 
of  CFS-BC  bylaws  .  .  .  termination 
of  membership  in  the  CFS  does  not 
have  the  effect  of  automatically  ter- 
minating members  of  the  CFS-BC," 
according  to  the  term  of  order. 

Despite  the  recent  date  of  the 
hearing,  the  case  stems  from  a  March 
2011  referendum  in  which  3,255 
students  voted  "no"  to  continued 
membership  in  the  CFS,  beating  out 
1,361  students  who  voted  "yes,"  as 
reported  in  tlte  Martlet 

The  question  did  not  specify 
whether  the  term  "CFS"  was  meant 
to  refer  to  the  national  or  provincial 
body.  Nevertheless,  Emily  Rogers, 
chair  of  the  UVSS  board  of  direc- 
tors, said  it  was  students'  mandate 
to  leave  both. 

"The  understanding  from  stu- 


bv  Sammy  Hudes 


Western  University  has  in- 
stalled a  siren  on  campus  in 
order  to  warn  students  and  faculty 
members  to  take  shelter  in  case  of 
incoming  severe  weather. 

The  680  kg-Whelen  omni-dir- 
ectional  weather  siren,  located 
on  the  roof  of  Western's  Alumni 
Hall  building,  is  designed  to 
notify  those  on  campus  and  local 
community  members  just  a  few 
kilometres  away  of  an  imminent 
weather  emergeney.Similar  sys- 
tems also  exist  on  the  campuses  of 
Hamilton,  Ont.'s  McMaster  Uni- 
versity and  Queen's  University  in 
Kingston,  Ont. 

The  project  reportedly  cost  West- 


dents  was  that  they  were  voting  on 
both  organizations,"  she  said. 

To  the  CFS-BC,  if  s  not  the  refer- 
endum question  that  matters  in  this 
case,  rather,  it/ s  the  process  that  led 
up  to  it 

Before  a  referendum  to  de-feder- 
ate can  take  place,  CFS-BC  bylaws 
dictate  a  petition  signed  by  at  least 
10  per  cent  of  individual  members 


must  be  served  to  the  federation's 
executive  committee.  The  petition 
organizers  from  UVSS  only  filed 
notice  with  the  national  branch. 

"What  it  said  in  the  ballot  is  kind 
of  irrelevant,"  CFS-BC  communica- 
tions coordinator  Ian  Boyko  said. 
"It  would  be  bizarre  to  recognize; 
a  process  that  is  specific  to  another 
organization,  [and]  that  was  never 
raised  with  our  board  of  directors." 

But  Rogers  argued  there  was 
good  reason  for  the  way  UVic  stu- 
dents proceeded. 

"We  never  signed  up  for  CFS- 
BC.  We  only  signed  up  for  CFS 


Western's  new  weather  siren  will  warn 
of  potential  storms.  1 1  provided 


national  and  automatically  got  put 
into  CFS-BC  ...  it  was  the  nature  of 
the  agreement,"  she  said. 

"If  you  leave  Canada,  it's  as- 
sumed you  leave  Victoria.  Or,  if  you 
leave  UVic,  you  don't  need  to  email 
the  students'  society  and  be  like, 
'Hey,  I'm  not  a  member  anymore.'" 

Regardless,  Rogers  said  UVSS 
accepts  the  court  judgment,  and 


there's  nothing  left  to  argue 
about.  However,  that  doesn't  mean 
everyone  is  taking  the  ruling  lying 
down. 

JosS  Barrios,  an  organizer  of  the 
original  petition,  confirmed  he's 
already  collecting  signatures  for  a 
new  petition— this  time,  one  that's 
explicitly  aimed  at  triggering  a 
referendum  on  continued  mem- 
bership in  the  CFS-BC  He  said 
he's  collected  over  2,000  signatures 
so  far.  That' s  a  couple  of  hundred 
more  than  necessary,  just  in  case. 

In  Boyko's  eyes,  this  is  a  mistake. 

"A  lot  of  people  don't  quite  ap- 


ern  $100,000,  but  the  university  is  still 
looking  to  upgrade  its  investment, 
according  to  Keith  Mamoch,  West- 
em's  director  of  media  relations. 

Marnoch  said  the  necessity  of 
the  siren  was  brought  on  by  south- 
western Ontario's  severe  weather 
patterns.  With  Western  located 
within  "Tornado  Alley,"  the  region 
between  Windsor  and  London, 
Ont.,  the  university  is  vulnerable 
to  plenty  of  thunderstorms. 

"In  terms  of  severe  thunder- 
storm activity,  we  are  certainly  in 
an  alley  of  weather  that  comes  up 
through  mid-United  States  and 
through  Ontario  in  the  warmer 
months,"  he  said. 

"The  reality  is  that  some  places 
don't  have  the  potential  for  wind 


predate  what  a  provincial  student 
federation  is  and  does,"  he  said. 
"The  real  question  is:  is  working 
with  15  other  student  unions  valu- 
able to  affecting  change  or  is  it 
better  done  in  isolation?" 

This  ruling  comes  at  a  time  in 
which  the  Carleton  University 
Students'  Association  (CUSA)  is 
distancing  itself  from  the  CFS  in  cer- 
tain respects.  CUSA  did  not  use  CFS 
agendas  this  year  for  the  first  time 
in  five  years,  and  did  not  attend  last 
month's  CFS-Ontario  annual  gen- 
eral meeting. 

While  vice-president  (finance) 
Michael  De  Luca  said  a  referendum 
is  "a  very  low  priority"  for  CUSA, 
he  also  assured  that  in  2009,  in  ad- 
vance of  a  potential  referendum, 
Carleton  students  successfully 
submitted  both  a  national  and  a 
provincial  petition. 

"Carleton  does  already  have  that 
part  of  the  process  done,"  he  said. 
"So  if  one  day  students  thought  we 
should  leave  the  CFS,  half  the  battle 
is  done  and  we  just  have  to  pick  up 
where  we  left  off." 

Should  that  ever  occur,  Rogers 
offered  up  some  advice  from  the 
UVSS.  "Follow  the  bylaws  by  the 
letter.  That's  all  I  can  say."  □ 


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Edward  Sham  mas  reports  on 
York's  trend  of  sexual  assaults. 

"Sexual  entitlement" 

Sammy  Hudes  describes 
a  Boston  U  report  on  two 
alleged  sexual  assaults  by 

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Starting  this  term,  the  Min- 
istry of  Training  Colleges  and 
Universities  has  introduced 
OSAF  Express,  a  streamlined 
application  process  for  over 
300,000  OSAP  applicants  and 
recipients. 

OSAP  Express  requires  a 
student  to  sign  a  loan  agree- 
ment once  throughout  their 
entire  post-secondary  studies, 
according  to  senior  media  rela- 
tions officer  Gyula  Kovacs. 

OSAP  Express  also  speeds 
up  the  enrolment  verification 
process  and  direct  deposit  op- 
tions, and  avoids  the  need  to 
line  up  for  hours  multiple  times 
per  semester  at  financial  aid  of- 
fices. 

In  addition  to  saving  money 
on  printing  costs  and  avoiding 
line-ups  for  students,  imple- 
menting OSAP  Express  will  also 
result  in  government  savings  of 
over  $150,000  per  year,  Kovacs 
said. 

"Essentially  our  ministry 
realized  the  paper-based  loan 
document  process  was  time 
consuming  for  students  and  fi- 
nancial aid  offices,"  Kovac  said 
via  email. 

"The  new  process  will  en- 
sure students  receive  their 
OSAP  funding  faster  and  with 
fewer  administrative  touch 
points." 

In  order  to  participate  in 
OSAP  Express,  students  must 
sign  one  loan  document  called 
a  Master  Student  Financial  As- 
sistance Agreement. 

This  agreement  lasts  a  stu- 
dent's post-secondary  studies, 
unless  there  is  a  break  of  more 
than  two  years,  Kovacs  said. 

At  the  start  of  each  term,  the 
student's  school  confirms  en- 
rollment to  the  Ministry,  and 
the  student's  OSAP  funding  is 
automatically  deposited  into 
their  bank  account. 

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Pebble  Technology  had  a  product,  but  it 
needed  money. 

The  idea:  a  watch  that  connected 
wirelessly  via  Bluetooth  to  smartphones, 
and  would  be  able  to  run  apps. 

It  would  also  have  an  e-ink  screen,  like 
the  ones  found  on  many  e-readers. 

The  goal  was  to  raise  $100,000  in  30  days. 
They  not  only  reached  their  goal,  but  raised 
$10,266,846  to  date. 

The  most  remarkable  feature  however, 
is  that  the  capital  came  not  from  a  venture 
capitalist  firm,  but  from  68,929  different 
people,  using  crowdfunding. 

In  crowdfunding,  investors  pledge 
typically  small  amounts  of  money  towards 
a  project. 

What  the  money  is  then  used  for  is  up 
to  the  owner  of  the  project. 

Crowdfunding  is  seen  as  a  new  way  of 
raising  start-up  business  capital,  creating 
and  financing  charities,  and  supporting 
different  projects  or  goals. 

The  goal  for  the  entrepreneur  or  project 
manager  is  to  attract  as  many  investors 
as  possible,  rather  than  rely  on  a  venture 
capital  firm. 

The  more  investors  the  project  has,  the 
closer  it  comes  to  its  goal. 

Creative  Crowdfunding 

Kickstarter  is  the  world's  largest  funding 
platform  for  creative  projects,  according 
to  Kickstarter  employee  Justin  Kazmark. 

The  website  provides  the  setting  for 
creators  to  get  the  word  out  about  their 
projects,  in  order  to  attract  "backers." 

"Every  week,  tens  of  thousands  of 
people  pledge  millions  of  dollars  to 
projects  from  the  worlds  of  music,  film, 
art,  technology,  design,  games,  fashion, 
food,  publishing,  and  other  creative  fields," 
he  said. 

Kickstarter  gives  every  project  a 
deadline. 

Projects  can  go  over  their  funding  goal 
if  they  achieve  their  target  within  their 
deadline. 

However,  if  they  do  not  meet  their  goal 
by  the  deadline,  the  project  is  scrapped, 
and  no  one  is  charged. 

The  main  difference  between 
Kickstarter  and  a  venture  capitalist  firm 
is  that  people  who  pledge  money  to 
Kickstarter  projects  are  not  looking  for  a 
financial  return. 

'It's  up  to  the  project  creator  to  decide 
what  the  return  goals  will  be.  That's  how 
they  entice  investors.  For  example,  a 
pledge  of  $25  may  be  pre-purchasing  an 
artist's  CD  or  movie," Kazmark  said. 

"It's  not  a  donation  and  it's  not  an 
investment" 

Sprott  School  of  Business  professor  Francois 


Brouard 
said  he 
agrees  that 
there  are  differences 
between  investments  and 
what    crowdfunding    sites  like 
Kickstarter  do. 

"It's  not  a  'real  investment',  but  more 
like  philanthropy  or  a  gift.  You  may  get 
something  in  return,  or  not,"  he  said,  adding 
that  there  were  also  unique  challenges  to 
crowdfunding. 

"[It's]  easier  and  more  difficult  at  the 
same  time.  Usually  the  investment  is 
regulated  and  protected,"  Brouard  said. 

"[With  crowdfunding],  there  is  less 
protection." 

Given  the  recent  spike  in  crowdfunding 
trends,  the  US  government  has  created 
new  legislation  to  regulate  investments 
and  assist  small  businesses  raise  capital. 

The  Jumpstart  Our  Business  Startup 
Act  (JOBS  Act)  was  signed  into  law  on  April 
5, 201 2  by  US  president  Barack  Obama. 

The  aim  of  the  act  is  to  encourage 
funding  of  US  small  businesses  by  allowing 
companies  to  sell  securities  through  open 
forums  like  Kickstarter. 

This  helps  legitimize  crowdfunding  and  the 
businesses  that  utilize  it. 

Charitable  Crowdfunding 

However,  the  profits  gained  from 
crowdfunding  can  go  towards  a  great  deal 
more  than  just  projects  or  businesses. 

Charities  have  embraced  crowdfunding 
as  a  new  method  of  gaining  capital  to  put 
towards  their  work. 

The  website  Kiva  is  a  crowdfunding 
platform  devoted  to  raising  money  for 
various  charities. 

Embodying  the  philosophy  of  micro- 
finance,  Kiva  uses  crowdfunding  to  help 
impoverished  individuals  and  groups 
in  various  poorer  parts  of  the  world, 
according  to  their  website. 

By  loaning  small  sums  of  money 
through  Kiva,  lenders  can  give 
people  the  chance  to  get 
ahead  in  their  daily  lives. 

However,  what 
makes  Kiva  different 
from  other 


crowdfunding  platforms  is    their  return 
policy. 

Once  the  loan  is  paid  back,  it 
can  either  be  withdrawn  or  put 
towards    a    different  Kiva 
project  to  help  someone 
else. 

Small    loans  of 
an    average  of 
$25   can  add 
up    to  a 
lifetime 
f 


change 
for  many 
Kiva  participants. 

Loans  gathered 
through  crowdfunding 
go  toward  buying  livestock 
and  feed  to  bolster  farms,  as 
well  as  buying  products  to  re-sell 
in  small  retail  businesses. 

"There's  not  a  huge  amount  of 
money  involved,"  Brouard  said. 

"For  someone  who  invests,  it's  like 
a  gift  With  Kiva,  you  can  give  money 
to  a  project,  and  then  get  it  back,  or 
give  it  to  another  project  after." 

That  being  said,  if  the  campaign  is 
successful,  the  rewards  are  substantial. 

What's  Next? 

The   future   of  crowdfunding 
is    uncertain,    and    only  time 
will  tell  if  this  new  investment 
procedure   is   truly  successful 
in  the  long  run. 

Speculators    fear  crowds 
over-investing   in   this  newly 
popular  industry  and  creating  ^^^B 
a  bubble  that  will  pop  once  the 
trend  fades. 

However,      for      the      time  being, 
crowdfunding    provides    an  avenue 
for  the  ordinary  citizen  to  get  their 
project   off  the   drawing   board  ^ 
and   into   reality,   while  giving 
other  ordinary  citizens  the  JH 
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Crowdsourcing 

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Thinking  small  will  no  longer  cut  it 
In    today's    atmosphere    of  instant 
information   and   multiple  mediums, 
of    a  "well-rounded" 

has  been 
redefined 
must  be 
editors, 
and 


the  idea 
professional 
completely 
individuals 
creators, 
producers 
consumers. 


Businesses 
can     no  longer 
afford   to   remain  local 
and    expansion    ideas  are 
revolutionizing      the  current 
market 

"Your  business  should  be  international 
from  day  one.  You  can't  limit  yourself  to  the 
local  market,"  said  Mohsen  Akhavannia,  a 
graduate  student  at  Carleton's  Technology 
Innovation  Management  program. 

What  is  Crowdsourcing 

This  idea  of  global  businesses  has  led  to 
the  creation  of  crowdsourcing.  A  term  coined 
by  Wired  writer  Jeff  Howe,  crowdsourcing  is 
basically  the  latest  form  of  outsourcing. 

But  instead  of  going  to  a  different  company 
to  resolve  their  issues,  companies  go  to 
the  public 

And  while  the  most  common  example 
of  this  is  Wikipedia,  more  and  more 
businesses  are  adapting  this  practice  to 
deal  with  the  expanding  market 

"Collaborative    initiatives    such  as 
Wikipedia  started 
^■^^^         an  era  of  revolutionary 
,  online    services  where 

anyone  can 
^^■^^  contribute. 
Ufa.         From  a 


marketer's 
perspective,  the 
power     has  shifted 
from   companies   to  their 
customers.  It  means  that  now 
customers  are  those  who  produce 
and    consume     products,  technologies, 
services  and  content"  said  Sprott  School  of 
Business  assistant  professor  Mika  Westerlund. 
One    example    of   this    is    360Cities,  the 
web's    largest   collection    of  geo-referenced 
panoramic  photos— think  Google  Earth. 

The  actual  company  is  run  by  six 
individuals  living  in  Prague,  Czech  Republic 
Their  photographs,  on  the  other  hand,  run 
the  scope  of  the  entire  world  (and  even  a  bit 
beyond).  They  have  pictures  from  Niagara 
Falls  all  the  way  to  the  West  Wall  of  Jerusalem. 
They  even  feature  a  panorama  of  the  surface 
of  Mars. 

The  photographs  are  taken  by  HD  virtual 
reality  photographers  from  around  the 
world,  who  then  upload  their  photographs 
to  the  website  to  create  a  comprehensive 
picture  of  the  world  we  live  in. 

"Without  crowdsourcing  they'd  have  to 
go  to  each  location.  This  way,  they  can  run 
a  global  company  with  only  six  people," 
Akhavannia  said. 

More  than  Photos 

But  crowdsourcing  has  been  used  for 
more  than  photo  sharing. 

Threadless  is  a  retail  company  based  out 
of  Chicago  who  encourages  the  public  to 
submit  designs  for  their  t-shirts. 

"Threadless  was  probably  the 
company  that  started  the  popularity  of 
the  crowdsourcing  model  in  early  2000s," 
Westerlund  said. 

Crowdsourcing's  recent  popularity  has 
even  led  to  the  creation  of  "middlemen." 

InnoCentive  is  an  organization  that  connects 
fc..  companies  who  are  interested  in 

■j^^^  crowdsourcing  solutions 

with  the  appropriate 
Bb^^     crowd.  It  has 
^■fe.  even 


been  adopted  this  past  summer  by  Carleton's 
Campus  Card  Office  for  their  "Redesign  the 
Campus  Card"  contest  The  contest  had 
over  60  people  submitting  multiple  designs 
and  over  3,400  people  voting  for  their 
favourite  design. 

David  Townsend,  Carleton's  campus  card 
co-ordinator,  credits  both  the  student  and 
the  office's  marketing  for  the  success. 

"We  did  a  decent  job  raising  awareness. 
We  had  a  large  number  of  people  following 
us  on  Facebook  and  we  used  a  variety  of 
different  mediums  to  get  the  word  out,"  he 
said. 

Saving  work,  or  creating 
more? 

And  it  seems  the  Internet  does  play  a  big 
part  in  crowdsourcing.  "The  Internet  social 
networking,  helps  people  to  communicate 
and  share  their  ideas,"  Akhavannia  said. 

But  according  to  Townsend,  the  contest  did 
require  a  lot  of  work  for  the  Campus  Card  Office. 

The  biggest  issue  was  the  sheer  number  of 
designs,  good  designs.  If  we  had  gone  outside 
or  designed  it  internally  we  wouldn't  have  had  so 
many  to  chose  from  narrowing  it  down  for  140 
designs  to  the  seven  we  posted  took  quite  a  bit 
of  time.  There  was  a  lot  more  involvement  on  our 
part" 

And  commitment  is  one  of  the  most  important 
requirements  for  successful  crowdsourcing, 
Westerlund  said. 

"Crowdsourcing  projects  is  a  waste  of 
time,  effort  and  money  if  the  company  and 
its  management  are  not  committed  to  using 
those  ideas." 

Akhavannia  also  added  that 
crowdsourcing  requires  trusting  the  crowd 
with  your  ideas  and  concepts,  which  is 
not  always  easy  to  do.  But  ultimately  for 
the  campus  card  office,  the  benefits 
outweighed  the  costs,  Townsend  said. 

"Getting  people  involved  and  letting  them 
have  a  say  gave  them  a  sense  of  ownership 
of  the  situation." 

As  for  outside  of  Carleton,  Akhavannia 
said  there  are  many  reasons  companies 
would  want  to  participate  in  crowdsourcing. 
"It  allows  for  a  variety  of  ideas  and  skills  at 
the  exact  time  you  need  them.  You're  not 
limited  to  your  own  resources." 

Akhavannia  also  said  it  allows  you  to 
create  a  local  market  in  a  place  where  your 
business  isn't  even  established. 

If  you  get  a  crowd  from  China  to  work 
with  you,  he  said,  they  feel  a  local  connection 
to  your  company,  even  if  they  don't  have  a 
physical  one.  And  it  seems  the  one  thing 
crowdsourcing  isn't  missing  is  the  one  thing 
vital  to  its  success:  a  willing  audience. 

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September  13  -  September  19,  jqj 


Carleton  students  don't  have  the  right  'to  not  be  offended' 


RE:  "Lifeline  has  'double-standard'  for 
student  rights,"  Aug.  29, 2012 

I  would  like  to  commend  Ms.  Campbell 
for  voicing  her  opinion,  and  her  honesty  in 
doing  so.  I  will  gladly  admit  that  Lifeline's 
strategy  is  jarring,  and  sympathize  with  the 
many  people  who  are  uncomfortable  with 
our  pictures.  They  are  not  easy  to  show,  dis- 
cuss, or  see  while  one  is  going  about  their  day. 

However,  I  must  ask  whetherusing  graph- 
ic imagery  is  in  itself  the  same  as  forcing  the 
student  population  to  look  at  such  imagery. 

Ms.  Campbell  is  correct  when  she  says 
that  people  should  be  free  to  disregard  our 
message,  and  that  one's  own  rights  being 
exercised  should  not  negatively  impact  the 
rights  of  others.  In  essence,  my  rights  end 
where  your  rights  begin.  Yet  nowhere  in 
Canadian  law  is  there  a  right  not  to  be  dis- 
turbed or  offended.  Anyone  who  is  unsettled 
by  a  display  on  campus  is  always  free  to  look 
away  —  no  matter  how  compelling  the  con- 


tent. Section  2  (b)  of  the  Canadian  Charter 
of  Rights  and  Freedoms  states  that  we  have 
the  "freedom  of  thought,  belief,  opinion 
and  expression,  including  freedom  of  the 
press  and  other  media  of  communication.'' 

We  need  to  ask  ourselves  why  Life- 
line's pictures  are  upsetting.  They  depict 
the  decapitation,  dismemberment,  and  dis- 
emboweling of  some  of  the  300  humans 
in-utero  aborted  every  day,  as  noted  in  2004 
by  Statistics  Canada.  The  act  —  whose  re- 
sults the  pictures  show  —  should  bother  us 
more  than  the  signs  themselves.  According 
to  CBC  News,  abortion  has  been  decrim- 
inalized (legalized)  in  Canada  since  1969, 
and  completely  unrestricted  since  1988. 
The  current  state  of  affairs  does  not  auto- 
matically make  this  procedure  a  right. 

I  agree  that  women  should  be  able  to 
control  their  reproductive  capacities,  but 
that  control  ends  when  a  new  life  enters  the 
equation  at  conception.  The  woman's  pre- 
born  offspring  also  have  a  right  not  to  be 


Hungry  Games  an  'excellent  value' 


RE  "Orientation  weeks  across  the  coun- 
try," Sept  06, 2012 

I  am  writing  a  letter  in  response  to  an  arti- 
cle published  last  week  comparing  various 
universities  orientation  programs.  I  wanted 
to  clarify  that  Carleton  students  received  ex- 
cellent value  for  money  if  they  participated  in 
Hungry  Games  this  year.  In  fact,  Carleton  has 
one  of  the  best,  most  comprehensive  programs 
in  the  country. 

There  are  a  number  of  things  that  make 
Carleton' s  program  unique.  Foremost  is  the 
fact  that  our  program  is  one  of  the  few  that  is 
joindy  co-ordinated  between  our  student  as- 
sociation and  administration.  The  real  benefit 
to  this  approach  is  that  our  programming  is 
seamless.  It  also  ensures  we  can  maximize 
resources  so  our  students  get  multiple  high 
quality  activities.  Compared  to  most  other 
programs,  Carleton  offers  more  activities  that 
feature  professional  performers  or  activities 
which  have  a  technical  element.  We  also  en- 
sure our  students  are  fed  properly  and  receive 
some  of  the  best  swag,  kits,  and  prizes  (e.g., 
flat-screen  TVs,  digital  camera).  The  value  of 
our  program  goes  beyond  orientation  week  as 
our  students  also  receive  a  varsity  pass  ($35) 
and  a  full  pass  to  this  year's  Ottawa  Folk  Fes- 
tival ($50). 

From  the  moment  they  get  onto  campus, 
our  incoming  students  are  engaged  morning 
till  night  in  a  range  of  activities  which  are 


both  social  and  transitional  in  nature.  Beyond 
meeting  their  peers  and  having  a  great  time, 
our  students  also  learn  about  what  it  takes  to 
be  a  great  student.  Through  it  all,  these  new 
members  of  our  community  are  supported 
and  encouraged  by  an  army  of  facilitators  who 
pour  their  heart  and  soul  into  welcoming  and 
supporting  our  students.  You  can't  put  a  price 
on  that. 

The  majority  of  our  first  years  who  partici- 
pated in  the  Hungry  Games  benefited  from 
the  early  bird  price  of  $110,  while  those  that 
waited  paid  $125.  In  charging  these  prices,  it 
is  important  for  our  community  to  understand 
the  university  and  the  Carleton  University  Stu- 
dents' Association  end  up  with  a  very  small 
surplus,  which  is  always  reinvested  back  into 
the  program.  Almost  every  penny  we  collect  is 
invested  into  the  orientation  program  so  that 
we  put  on  the  best,  most  inclusive  Frosh  Week 
in  Canada,  bar  none.  I  know  this  to  be  true 
because  the  students  and  parents  I  spoke  over 
the  course  of  the  week  had  a  fantastic  time  and 
our  retention  numbers  were  the  best  they  have 
ever  been.  The  staff  and  student  leaders  who 
pulled  off  the  Hungry  Games  this  year  deserve 
tremendous  credit  and  thanks  for  their  tireless 
efforts.  I  couldn't  be  more  proud  of  them  and 
Carleton  U. 

P.S.  Go  Samosas! 

-  Ryan  Flannagan, 
Carleton  director  of  Student  Affairs 


Writing  Competition 

Carleton  University 

Do  you  have  the  "write"  stuff?  Then  send  us  your  original,  unpublished  short 
story,  work  of  creative  Action  or  poetry  (any  style  or  form).  The  competition  is 
open  to  all  Carleton  University  staff,  faculty,  students,  alumni  and  retirees. 
The  competition  opens  September  17  and  closes  December  14,  2012. 
Short  story  or  creative  non-fiction  category 

Entrants  may  submit  one  II I  story  or  piece  of  creative  non-fiction  which  must 
be  typed  in  English  and  no  more  than  2,000  words. 
Poetry  category 

Entrants  may  submit  up  to  a  maximum  of  three  (3)  poems,  each  not  exceedinc 
60  lines.  ^ 

Cash  prizes  will  be  awarded  in  each  category. 

There  is  a  C$15  entry  fee. 

No  electronic  submissions. 

Full  details  and  rules  at  carleton.ca/bookstore. 


killed.  Abortion  is  a  sign  that  society  fails 
to  take  care  of  all  people  —  not  only  unborn 
children  or  their  mothers.  It  is  horrific  that 
pre-born  children,  the  most  vulnerable  of  hu- 
man beings,  can  be  killed  for  any  reason  or 
no  reason  in  our  country.  Just  as  appalling  is 
the  fact  that  their  parents  may  feel  there  is  no 
way  to  continue  their  lives  without  consent- 
ing to  a  death.  It  is  time  for  society  to  step 
up  and  take  care  of  these  people  on  a  large 
scale,  though  that  does  not  excuse  us  from 
raising  awareness  of  the  issue  and  its  gravity. 

Ms.  Campbell  also  states  that  if  pro- 
choice  advocates  hypothetically  had  to  force 
their  way  into  an  area  to  get  their  point 
across,  it  would  be  a  church.  The  pro-life 
view  transcends  spirituality  (or  lack  of  it). 

Instead,  abortion  should  be  examined  in 
light  of  science,  human  rights  and  the  defin- 
ition of  a  human  being.  In  fact,  Section  223  (1) 
of  Canada's  Criminal  Code  states  that  "a  child 
becomes  a  human  being  within  the  meaning 
of  this  Act  when  it  has  completely  proceeded. 


in  a  living  state,  from  the  body  of  its  mother 
Surely  most  people  who  identify  ' 
pro-choice  will  agree  with  me  and  fj^ 
something  wrong  with  that  statement.  The, 
are  plenty  of  non-religious  and  even  athej. 
pro-lifers,  who  acknowledge  the  pre-bot 
child's  humanity  and  rights  from  concepti0l 
Some  of  these  people  can  easily  be  foUr)i 
on  campus.  Many  pro-lifers  —  including  my 
self  —  hold  the  view  that  our  different  fai^ 
are  not  vital  to  this  debate.  Such  things  m 
not  necessary  to  prove  that  pre-born  chi 
dren  do,  in  fact,  belong  to  the  species  hom 
sapiens  and  therefore  deserve  protectior 
Above  all,  anyone  entering  the  aboi 
tion  debate  needs  to  weigh  two  factor; 
and  judge  them  based  on  how  long  the 
last.  Which  is  worse  —  a  temporary  f^j 
ing  of  offense,  or  the  deliberate  (and  c 
course,  permanent)  ending  of  a  human  ]jfe 

-  Taylor  Hynt 
President  Carleton  Ufelk 


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This  is  in  reference  to  the 
incident  that  happened  on 
eighth  Lennox  and  Adding- 
ton.  Shame  on  you,  university 
safety.  Someone,  anyone,  could 
have  told  those  students  that  it 
was  a  false  alarm  and  saved 
those  students  a  world  of  pan- 
ic and  stress.  Whether  or  not  it 
was  your  policy  to  tell  them, 


it  doesn't  matter.  You  caused  ser- 
ious trauma  to  brand-new  Carleton 
students.  If  one  student  could  have 
been  told,  either  by  a  dispatcher  or 
a  safety  personnel,  this  emotional 
trauma  could  have  been  avoided. 
Those  students  did  not  deserve  to 
go  through  that. 

BLEEP! 


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Communication  is  key 

When  the  doors  locked  on  the  residents  of  the  eighth  floor 
0f  Lennox  and  Addington  Sept.  5  due  to  a  mechanical  failure, 
^ose  students  had  no  idea  that  the  evacuation  was  only  for 
,  false  alarm. 

With  only  one  dispatcher,  who  was  trying  to  focus  on 
communicating  with  the  ambulance  waiting  outside  to  help 
nother  student,  the  students'  first  line  of  communication  was 
occupied. 

According  to  director  of  university  safety  Allan  Burns,  the 
safety  officers  followed  the  protocol  of  a  true  fire  alarm  and 
made  attempts  to  get  students  off  the  floor  by  taking  down 
the  locked  door.  When  this  failed,  safety  officers  attempted  to 
communicate' that  the  students  were  safe,  and  the  alarm  was 
false  but  their  shouts  through  the  glass  were  not  loud  enough. 

Despite  the  other  factors,  university  safety  was  unable  to  I 
communicate  with  the  residents  on  the  eighth  floor  of  Lennox 
and  Addington.  Communication  with  those  students  should 
itill  have  been  a  top  priority  during  the  evacuation. 

Communication  is  key. 

Though  the  mechanical  failure  is  still  off-putting,  had 
those  students  known  they  were  safe,  they  would  have  been 
able  to  calm  down,  go  to  their  rooms,  and  not  been  panicked 
and  concerned  for  their  safety. 

In  this  case,  as  little  as  a  hand-written  sign  would  have 
sufficed.  However,  something  needs  to  be  done  to  ensure  this 
kind  of  communication  failure  does  not  continue. 

The  Rideau  River  Association  has  issued  a  press  release 
asking  for  a  formal  apology  for  the  lack  of  communication 
and  to  acknowledge  the  fear  arid  trauma  students  were  put 
through.  However,  Burns  said  university  safety  did  every- 
thing they  could  and  therefore  does  not  see  the  need  to 
apologize. 

An  apology  would  go  a  long  way.  □ 

Make  condoms  available 

The  Carleton  University  Students'  Association  (CUSA) 
failed  to  put  condoms  in  the  Fall  Orientation  Week  pack- 
ages due  to  a  delay  with  a  new  supplier.  To  make  matters 
worse,  the  Department  of  Housing  also  delayed  providing 
residence  fellows  with  condoms  to  give  their  students. 

This  means  that  for  several  days  during  orientation  week, 
condoms  were  not  readily  available  to  Carleton's  new  stu- 
dents. 

It  is  absolutely  ludicrous  that  CUSA  and  Housing  did  not 
do  something  to  fix  this  situation  immediately.  Providing 
condoms  is  the  most  basic  form  of  promoting  safe  sex  on 
campus  and  neither  CUSA  nor  Housing  provided  them. 

Whatever  the  cause  for  the  missing  condoms,  someone 
should  have  headed  over  to  Costco  and  picked  some  up.  It's 
really  a  simple  error  that  could  have  easily  been  fixed. 

It  is  true  that  there  were  other  ways  for  students  to  find 
condoms,  including  some  service  centres  on  campus,  and 
that  not  providing  condoms  doesn't  take  away  from  stu- 
dents' responsibility  to  protect  themselves.  But  for  many 
first  year  students,  it  is  their  first  time  at  Carleton  and  in 
Ottawa,  and  some  may  not  have  been  able  to  or  know  where 
to  go. 

Both  CUSA  and  Housing  need  a  written  policy  that  states 
who  is  responsible  for  supplying  condoms,  and  when  this 
does  not  happen,  something  should  be  done  immediately  to 
ensure  that  condoms  are  available  from  the  very  first  move- 
in  day. 

There  may  be  condoms  now,  but  it  doesn't  change  the 
fact  that  there  weren't  any  for  several  crucial  days.  It's  far 
^ore  important  than  putting  t-shirts  in  a  frosh  kit.  □ 


11 

September  13  -  September  19,  2012 
Op/ Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@chnrlatan.cn 


WHERE  ARE  THE 
CONIDOISAS0 


IBodTOJSA^and  the  Department  of  Housmj^faiiecito^ 

Carleton  back-pedaling  'an  act  in  futility' 


Adam  D.  Carroll  is  a  first-year 
journalism  student  tvho  says  Carleton 
needs  to  take  responsibility  for  its  role  in 
tlie  recent  donor  agreement  controversy. 


charlatan  poll 

Did  you  have  unprotected  sex  during  your  first  week  at  university? 


When  you're  heading  straight  towards  a  wall,  full 
speed  on  your  bike,  your  reaction  may  be  to  back-pedal. 
This  is  a  natural  reaction  to  oncoming  trauma.  Despite  this, 
you'll  still  be  hitting  that  wall  at  speeds  undesirable.  This 
seems  to  be  what  bests  describes  Carleton's  management 
of  media  relations  regarding  the  Clayton  H.  Riddel  donor 
agreement. 

Carleton  has  presented  things  in  a  way  that  downplays 
any  real  issue  with  its  agreement  with  the  Riddell  Family 
Charitable  Foundation,  fronted  by  partisan  Preston  Man- 
ning, which  saw  the  group  donate  $15  million  to  Carleton's 
newly-formed  political  manage- 
ment program.  By  praising  the 
program,  it  has  also  given  the 
illusion  there  were  no  big  is- 
sues. 

In  the  school's  initial  press 
release,  Carleton  was  full  of 
praise  for  the  program,  call- 
ing it  an  "excellent  academic 
initiative"  and  saying  that  the 
faculty  and  staff  "possess  the 
highest  academic  standard." 

After  keeping  the  sensitive  parts  of  the  agreement  se- 
cret, Carleton  finally  addressed  the  controversy  in  July 
with  statements  to  the  press.  There  wasn't  much  admission 
and  repenting,  but  there  was  a  one  genuine  admission  of, 
at  least  some,  serious  fault.  They  admitted  to  the  Canadian 
Press  that  the  deal  "did  not  fully  reflect  Carleton's  policies 
and  procedures  with  regard  to  budget  management  and  se- 
lection of  staff."  Various  other  stories  confirmed  this  angle. 

Despite  this  admission,  two  months  after  their  first  an- 
nouncement, Carleton  issued  a  press  release  to  announce 
the  amended  Riddell  contract.  In  this  news  release,  the 
most  Carleton  would  concede  is  that  there  was  some  "con- 
fusion" and  that,  ultimately,  the  controversy  surrounding 
the  agreement  was  just  a  "misunderstanding." 

To  make  matters  worse,  despite  the  headlines  and 
reports  from  journalists  everywhere  that  Carleton  was 
looking  to  re-negotiate  the  contract,  Carleton  maintains,  in 


perfect  Orwellian  terms,  that  it  didn't  "re-negotiate"  the 
contract,  merely  "re-wrote"  part  of  it  to  "clarify."  If  it  was 
to  re-negotiate,  that  would  be  some  sort  of  concession  of 
culpability  —  or  so  they  think. 

In  an  email  exchange  with  Carleton's  Manager  of  Public 
Affairs  Beth  Gorham,  I  was  told  the  media  coverage  of  the 
"rewriting"  as  an  alleged  "re-negotiation"  from  reporters 
was  the  "interpretation  of  the  reporter's."  Huh? 

Although  Carleton  initially  admitted  there  was  at  least 
one  fundamental  problem  with  the  donor  agreement  for  its 
political  management  program,  the  main  issues  were  never 
removed  —  or  even  addressed  —  in  the  sorry  excuse  for 
a  "re-negotiation."  The  donor  agreement  still  affords  the 
donors'  appointees  de  facto  control  over  the  annual  budget, 
and  the  funding  (which  is  dished  on  a  per-year  basis)  can 
be  withdrawn  at  any  moment  by  the  donor,  according  to 
clause  five  of  the  contract. 
The  reason  this  "re-nego- 


Carieton  wasn't  interested  in  transparency 
from  the  start,  and  still,  its  behaviour 
shows  a  keen  interest  in  avoiding  real 
accountability  and  actual  resolve. 


nation"  is  a  sham  is  because 
it  never  was  intended  to  be 
a  re-negotiation  in  the  first 
place.  The  "clarification" 
of  the  contract  Carleton  of- 
ficially claimed  was  likely 
just  a  contrived  and  calcu- 
lated media  event  to  recover 
Carleton's  lost  credibility. 
Carleton  spoke  out  of  both  sides  of  its  mouth,  perhaps  hop- 
ing they  could  deceive  the  public  over  the  very  troubling 
elements  within  the  donor  agreement  they  signed.  This 
type  of  misleading  behavior  from  Carleton  has  disturb- 
ing implications  about  an  institution  that  is  supposed  to 
strive  for  truth  and  academics.  Carleton  wasn't  interested 
in  transparency  from  the  start,  and  still,  its  behavior  shows 
a  keen  interest  in  avoiding  real  accountability  and  actual 
resolve.  AH  it  shows  is  a  continued  hoodwinldng. 

In  the  end,  rather  than  back-pedal,  it/ s  probably  better  to 
steer  clear  of  the  wall  in  the  first  place.  Carleton  shouldn't 
have  accepted  this  sketchy  deal  to  begin  with,  and  all  the 
negative  press  they're  getting  (and  will  continue  to  get)  is 
unavoidable. 

Not  only  was  (and  still  is)  the  donor  agreement  itself 
highly  questionable,  but  so  is  Carleton's  public  statements 
and  conduct.  Now  they're  back-pedaling,  but,  as  we  all 
know,  'tis  an  act  in  futility.  □ 


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Sara  Cinietta,  Dustin  Cook.  Lindsay  Cmnc.  Mike  Ekkcr,  Kyle  Fazacfcerlcy,  Ryan  Flannaga'n,  Clarissa  Forrin, 
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12 

September  13  -  September  19,  2012 
Arts  Editor:  Kristen  Cochrane-  arts@charlatan.cn 


Folkfest  brings  local  and  international  talent 


by  Nikkj  Gladstone 


Ottawa  is  no  stranger  to 
summer  festivals,  and  although 
music  enthusiasts  around  the 
city  may  have  been  disappointed 
with  the  cancellation  of  this 
year's  Capital  Hoedown,  solace 
could  be  found  in  the  season's 
Folk  Festival  last  weekend. 

This  year's  festival,  which 
took  place  Sept.  6-10  just  steps 
away  from  Mooney's  Bay  at 
Hog's  Back  Park,  delivered  an 
eclectic  range  of  performers. 

In  addition,  various  artisan 
vendors,  beer  gardens  and  music 
workshops  were  strewn  across 
the  site  to  the  supplementary 
enjoyment  of  ticket  holders. 

Since  its  inception  in  1994, 
Folkfest  has  been  a  staple 
in  Ottawa's  music  scene, 
showcasing  the  talents  of  a 
variety  of  international  and  local 
folk  artists.  Among  the  local 
talent  were  rising  stars  Black 
Dogs,  Ottawa-born  Kelly  Sloan, 
and     singer-songwriter  Brock 


Zeman. 

Festival-goers  saw  headlining 
performances  such  as  Ben  Harper 
Sept.  6,  Lindsey  Buckingham  of 
Fleetwood  Mac  fame  Sept.  7,  Great 
Big  Sea  Sept.  8,  Dan  Mangan  Sept. 
9,  and  Bon  Iver  Sept.  10.  Equally 
impressive  opening  acts  included 
Matthew  Good,  Timber  Timbre, 
Yukon  Blonde,  LP,  Hey  Rosetta!, 
and  Whitehorse. 

This  season,  Folkfest  played 
host  to  a  Canadian  artist  whose 
performance  can  be  considered 
somewhat  of  a  comeback  after  a 
four-year  hiatus  in  which  he  said 
goodbye  to  his  Canadian  borders 
and  journeyed  around  the  world. 

Halifax  native  Matt  Mays 
played  one  of  his  first  performances 
in  years  at  the  festival  after  taking 
a  creative  break  from  musical 
production. 

"I  was  traveling  for  music 
purposes  and  I  wanted  to  see  other 
parts  of  the  world,"  Mays  said 
about  his  time  off. 

"I  needed  a  break  and  I  needed 
some  time  to  zone  out." 


The  Sheepdogs 


Since  winning  Rolling  Stone's 
"Choose  the  Cover"  contest  in 
2011,  Saskatoon  rockers  The  Sheep- 
dogs have  undoubtedly  become  a 
household  name  in  the  Canadian 
music  scene. 

Having  won  three  JUNO 
Awards  earlier  this  year,  the  band 
subsequently  signed  with  Atlantic 
Records  with  plans  for  their  major- 
label  debut. 

The  debut  comes  in  the  form 
of  the  eponymous  The  Sheepdogs, 
named  because  it  is  the  band's  first 
release  outside  of  Canada.  "I  know, 
it's  not  wildly  creative,"  frontman 
Ewan  Currie  told  Spinner  Magazine 
in  an  interview. 

"But  at  the  end  of  the  day,  this  is 
our  introduction  to  all  those  places 
outside  Canada." 

T)w  Siieepdogs  is  an  impres- 
sive 14-song  effort  showcasing  the 
band's  obvious  improvement  in 
musicianship,  songwriting,  and 
production.  The  record  starts  with 
the  aptly-titled  "Laid  Back,"  a  re- 
laxed, southern-rock  jam  featuring 
gang  vocals  and  pounding  drums 
in  the  catchy,  sing-along  chorus. 

A  honky-tonk  piano  line  also 
adds  to  the  atmosphere  of  the  piece, 
completing  a  wonderful  start  to  the 
record. 

"Feeling  Good"  soon  kicks  the 
tempo  up  a  few  notches,  with  an 
onslaught  of  fuzz-guitar  and  a 
stomping  rhythm  sectioa  complete 
with  hand-claps.  The  band  shows 
their  vocal  harmonies  are  in  top 
shape  throughout  each  chorus  sec- 
tion, longing  for  the  days  of  60s  rock 


The  Sheepdogs 
Atlantic/ Warner 


heroes  The  Guess  Who  and  Crosby, 
Stills,  Nash  &  Young. 

"Alright  OK"  is  a  lyrically  sim- 
ple, yet  instru  mentally  impressive 
song,  featuring  multiple  guitars, 
mellotrons,  and  incredible  vocal 
harmonies. 

Without  a  doubt,  the  track  is  one 
of  the  album's  highlights. 

"Never  Gonna  Get  My  Love" 
and  "Ewan's  Blues"  are  two  slower, 
groovier  tracks  on  the  album,  show- 
ing the  Sheepdogs  are  completely  at 
home  and  in  their  element. 

"Never  Gonna  Get  My  Love"  is 
a  perfect  example  ot  a  southern  rock 
love  song,  featuring  an  abundance 
of  pedal-steel  slide  guitars  and 
simple  acoustic  strumming  pat- 
terns winding  their  way  through 
the  piece. 

"Ewan's  Blues"  is  a  simple, 
mellotron-based  piece  which  fea- 
tures vocal  harmonies  done  in 
the  style  of  indie-folk  heroes  Fleet 
Foxes  before  the  song  develops 
a  mean  groove  permeated  with 
conga  drums,  hand  shakers,  and 
electric  guitars. 

The  Black  Keys  influence  ap- 
pears once  again  on  "The  Way  It  Is," 
which  could  easily  be  an  outtake 
from  the  popular  American  blues 
rock  duo  with  its  syncopated  guitar 
riff  and  catchy  refrain.  Black  Keys 
drummer  Patrick  Carney  plays  the 
role  of  producer  on  Vw  Sheepdogs. 

—  Calum  Slingerland 

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Canadian  folk-rockers  Great  Big  Sea  hit  the  festival  Sept.  8.  1 1  photo  by  Yuko  Inoue 


Mays  fans  need  not  worry 
about  his  absence  from  the 
music  industry.  He  described 
his  travels  as  one  that  was  both 
music-oriented  and  about  self- 
discovery.  Mays  said  he  carried 
his  ukelele  with  him  everywhere 
he  went. 

"I  usually  play  guitar  everyday 
but  that's  hard  to  lug  around  all  the 
time,"  Mays  said.  "The  ukulele  is 
the  next  best  thing." 

His  performance  at  Folkfest 
highlights  the  release  of  his  new 
album.  Coyote,  which  includes 
what  Mays  described  as  an 
accumulation  of  the  genres  in  his 
past  works. 

He  described  his  fans  in  Ottawa 
as  "awesome"  and  expressed  his 
excitement  to  perform  for  the 
capital. 

The  festival  was  originally 
conceived  by  Max  Wallace  of 
CKCU  radio  and  Chris  White, 
a  local  artist,  to  "showcase 
Canada's  folk  traditions  through 
music,  dance,  storytelling  and 
crafts."  □ 


City  Light  Glow  a  'definite  improvement' 


bv  Laura  Miele 


Ritual  Nightclub  held  a  release 
party  for  Zoo  Legacy's  second 
EP,  City  Light  Glow,  on  Sept.  7. 

The  release  party  was 
intended  to  celebrate  the  band's 
determination  and  commitment 
to  developing  their  own  unique 
sound,  which  the  band  says  has 
been  compared  to  the  likes  of  Kid 
Cudi,  The  Weeknd,  and  M.l.A. 

Seen  live,  the  band  plays 
striking  guitar  riffs  that 
characterize  a  rock  show,  but 
with  the  addition  of  passionate 
rap  and  smooth  vocals,  the  songs 
fall  easily  into  the  indie-rock 
and  hip-hop  genre  that  can  have 
listeners  of  either  taste  grooving 
to  their  music. 

The  quintet  consists  of  former 
Carleton  student  NickPouponneau 
on  vocals,  Mark  Milloy  on  drums, 
Dominic  Goss  on  guitar,  Sam  Goss 
on  piano  and  vocals,  and  Jake  Ting 
on  bass. 

The  addition  of  synth  and  heavy 
rap  make  Zoo  Legacy' s  sound  a 
fair  balance  between  indie-rock 
and  hip  hop. 

Dominic  Goss  feels  that  City 
fig/i/C/cHmsadefiniteimprovement 
from  their  previous  EP.  - 

"From  day  one  we  had  an  idea 
of  where  we  wanted  to  go  with  City 
Light  Glow,"  he  said. 

"We  developed  our  sound 
and  our  direction,"  Pouponneau 
said. 

Andrea  Desjardins,  Carleton 
alumna  and  current  event 
promoter,  described  the  band's 
sound  as  "edgy,  innovative,  and 
crowd-pleasing." 

The  band  faced  challenges  of 
their  own  while  producing  the 


Zoo  Legacy  threw  an  EP  release  party  at  Ritual  Nightclub .  |  [  photo  by  Lindsay  Crone 


EP. 

"Sam  [Goss]  was  in  Kentucky 
while  we  were  recording,  so 
we  had  to  do  correspondence," 
Pouponneau  said. 

With  the  help  of  Skype  and 
countless  e-mails  sent  back 
and  forth,  the  band  was  able  to 
complete  the  EP  within  one  year, 
Dominic  said. 

Their  correspondence  by 
distance  continued  as  the  EP  was 
mixed  in  England  by  mastering 
service  company  Fix  your  Mix. 

While  the  process  was  back  and 
forth,  arguments  were  kept  to  a 
minimum. 

"It's  about  getting  the  music 
to  the  best  level  ...  if  s  nothing 
personal,"  Pouponneau  said. 

"Everyone  has  such  diverse 
tastes,"  Dominic  said. 


"We  work  off  each  other  and 
debate,  and  |the  music]  comes 
pretty  naturally,"  Pouponneau 
said. 

"There  will  be  people  that 
love  hip  hop  and  people  that 
love  rock  but  both  will  be  able  to 
find  a  common  ground  and  enjoy 
themselves." 

The  unsigned  band  formed  in 
Ottawa  in  2010,  and  since  then 
have  released  two  EPs. 

They  have  performed  around 
Ottawa,  Toronto,  and  Montreal 
and  played  alongside  Lauryn  Hill 
Classified,  and  Kardinal  Offishall 
at  the  Ottawa  Bluesfest,  something 
that  Milloy  described  as  "mind- 
blowing." 

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Stereotypes  as  art 

Brittany  Gushue  spoke  to  two 
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exhibitions  that  poke  fun  at  daily 
realities  and  stereotypes. 

Re-defining  leadership 

Priyanka  Naga  talked  to 
leadership  speaker  and  TED  talk 
participant  Drew  Dudley  about  his 
idea  of  leadership  and  education. 

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bv  Jordan  MacDonald 

For  students,  Sept.  5  marked  the  day 
before  start  the  of  classes. 

Others  could  enjoy  a  visit  and  lecture 
from  a  Nobel  laureate. 

Peter  Griinberg  is  a  former  Carleton 
postdoctoral  fellow  from  1969-1972  and 
had  visited  -the  university  the  night  prior 
to  accept  an  honorary  doctorate  for  his 
lifetime  achievements,  and  for  his  time 
spent  at  Carleton. 

Griinberg  captivated  a  niche  audience  of 
120  attendees  with  information  on  the  link 
between  mathematics  and  harmony  found 
within  music. 

The  lecture  began  with  introductions  by 
associate  professor  of  performance  studies 
in  music,  James  Wright. 

"Why  do  we  have  a  feeling  of  warmth 
when  we  hear  certain  types  of  music?"  he 
asked. 

"And  why  do  other  kinds  of  music 
give  rise  to  feelings  of  aggressiveness  or 
tension?" 

Those  feelings  are  based  on  a  natural 
reaction  towards  consonance  and 
dissonance,  he  said. 

He  also  discussed  details  on  inflection 
found  within  speech. 

Consonance  is  the  combination  of  notes 
received  positively  by  the  majority  listeners 
while  dissonance  is  combination  of  notes 
received  negatively  by  majority  listeners. 

Wright  said  that  both  consonance  and 
dissonance  are  caused  through  the  positive 
.  or  negative  reaction  based  on  a  combination 
of  notes.  This  combination  includes 
measurement  of  frequency,  quality  and  the 
length  of  intervals  between  notes,  he  said. 

He  dove  deeper  in  his  analysis,  discussing 
the  mathematics  behind  sound  frequencies. 


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Specifically,  note  frequencies  are  processed 
with  Fourier  analysis,  a  system  devised  by 
mathematician  Jean  Baptiste  Fourier. 

Griinberg  then  treated  audience 
members  to  the  anticipated  performance. 
Accompanied  by  soprano  Keiko  Hibi, 
the  pair  provided  examples  of  the  theory 
through  song. 

Demonstrating  dissonance  by  strumming 
several  notes  of  "My  Bonnie  Lass"  incorrectly, 
Griinberg  made  it  clear  to  the  audience  that 
there  is  an  unspoken,  universal  language  in 
music. 

Griinberg  said  that  although  "My  Bonnie 
Lass"  is  a  familiar  song  to  most,  it  has 
repercussions  when  played  incorrectly. 

Event  coordinator  and  science  faculty 
administrator  Heather  Martell  said  Griinberg 
specifically  requested  a  second  night  for  the 
performance. 


The  purpose  of  a  second  night  was  to 
provide  an  auditory  example  that  would  help 
in  understanding  the  relationship  between 
physics  and  harmony. 

Having  a  lifelong  passion  for  music, 
Griinberg  began  to  play  the  classical  guitar  at 
a  young  age,  he  said  in  an  interview  with  tiie 
Charlatan. 

He  rerrunisced  on  his  time  spent  in  Boy 
Scouts,  where  he  was  often  asked  to  accompany 
the  group's  singing  with  his  guitar. 

That  was  when  when  Grunberg  began 
contemplating  "the  recipe  to  find  the  right 
chord." 

From  then  on,  the  search  for  the  perfect 
recipe  became  a  lifelong  hobby,  only  to  develop 
further  with  his  study  of  physics. 

Griinberg  completed  the  evening  as  the 
audience  joined  in  on  a  rendition  of  "My 
Bonnie  Lass."  □ 


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The  Carleton  Ravens  men's 
soccer  team  continued  their  perfect 
play  Sept.  8-9  with  two  wins  over 
the  Laurentian  Voyageurs  and 
Nipissing  Lakers,  bringing  their 
record  to  4-0-0  on  the  season. 

On  Sept.  8,  Carleton  hosted 
Laurentian,  and  while  the 
weather  may  have  been  foul,  their 
performance  was  far  from  it 

Despite  a  slow  start,  the  Ravens 
held  a  1-0  lead  at  halftime,  thanks 
to  a  44th  minute  goal  by  sophomore 
striker  Andrew  La  try. 

The  second  half  was  a  different 
story.  As  the  rain  poured  onto 
the  pitch,  so  too  did  the  goals  for 
Carleton. 

The  men  were  able  to  get  past 
Laurentian  goalkeeper  Thomas 
Guscott  three  more  times,  with  a  goal 
from  fourth-year  midfielder  Joey 
Kewin  in  the  58th  minute,  followed 
by  two  more  from  La  try  to  round  out 
his  second  career  hat  trick. 

Despite  the  large  score-line, 
the  coaching  staff  were  not  overly 
impressed  with  their  performance. 

"Overall,  it's  always  great  when 
you  can  score  four  goals,"  assistant 
coach  Kwesi  Loney  said. 


"Andrew  Latty  scoring  three  of 
them  is  always  good.  Performance- 
wise,  you  want  to  be  better.  We 
should  be  doing  better." 

The  following  day,  the  Ravens 
battled  the  Nipissing  Lakers  in  a 
right  physical  affair. 

Despite  outshooting  the  Lakers 
9-1  and  dominating  possession, 
the  Lakers  defense  and  stellar  play 
from  their  goalkeeper  Andrew 
Richard  kept  them  in  the  game. 
The  Ravens  had  to  fight  for  the  2-1 
win,  with  a  goal  from  Kewin  in  the 
32nd  minute  to  break  the  tie. 

Even  if  they  weren't  pleased 
with  their  overall  performance,  one 
thing  they  were  positive  about  was 
the  opening  attack.  Latty  scored 
his  fourth  goal  in  seven  games  in 
the  fifth  minute. 

"The  goal  sets  the  tone  for  the 
game,  shows  that  we're  here  to 
play,"  he  said. 

However,  Larry  said  some 
things  come  before  goals. 

"Scoring  goals  is  very  important, 
and  it's  always  a  great  feeling,"  he 
said. 

"But  getting  the  win  is  more 
important  The  importance  of 
finishing  first  in  the  standings  is 
huge." 


The  Ravens  beat  the  Nipissing  Lakers  by  a  score  of  2-1  Sept.  9  at  Ravens  Field,  and  outshot  them  9-1.  1 1  photo  by  Willie  Carroi 


Even  though  the  team  was  able  , 
to  get  the  win,  the  Ravens  were  not 
satisfied  with  their  performance. 
Loney  focused  on  the  need  for 
improvement. 

"We  needed  a  game  like  this,  it 
shouldn't  be  as  troublesome  as  it 
was,"  he  said. 


"  You  want  us  to  focus  on  moving 
forward,  we  need  to  finish  teams 
off  earlier  on,  we  had  them  on  the 
ropes  and  we  let  them  it  get  it  tight." 

"We  still  have  a  lot  to  work  to 
do,  we're  only  four  games  into  the 
season  and  we  have  to  make  sure 
we  get  consistent." 


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or  not,  the  Ravens  are  4-0  after 
two  weeks  of  play  and  are  atop 
the  Ontario  University  Athletics 
(OUA)  East  standings.  They'll  be 
looking  to  continue  their  strong 
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^s  an  elite  basketball  star  coming  out  of 
igh  school,  Lindsay  Shotbolt  drew  interest 
om  several  recruiters  about  where  she 
l0uld  continue  playing  basketball,  but  she 
ijd  she  chose  Carleton  because  it  was  a 
rfectfit. 

tn  really  comfortable  with  the  school 
id  the  girls  already,"  Shotbolt  said.  "I 
lVe  the  basketball  team,  absolutely  love 
ie  coach,  and  I  just  think  that  the  next  five 
iars  here  is  going  to  be  really  good  for  me 
|£|ividually  to  grow  as  a  player,  but  also  for 
[e  team  to  see  how  far  we  can  go." 
Ravens  head  coach  Taffe  Charles  said 
lotbolt's  competitiveness  and  ability  to 
in  games  was  great  for  the  program. 
"First  of  all,  I  think  she  was  the  best  high 
hool  player  in  Ontario,"  Charles  said.  "She 


was  the  best  player  on  the  best  team  in  the 
province,  so  the  bottom  line  is  she  knows  all 
the  little  things  to  do  and  she's  a  winning 
basketball  player." 

Shotbolt,  who  is  a  native  of  Unionville, 
Ont.,  said  working  at  the  summer 
basketball  camp  hosted  by  the  Ravens  was 
a  great  experience. 

"I  love  working  with  kids  and,  to  be 
honest,  it  was  actually  my  first  real  job 
because  I've  always  been  so  busy  with 
basketball,"  she  said.  "Being  able  to  train 
with  the  varsity  team  and  work  during  the 
day  at  camp  was  really  rewarding  for  me." 

Charles  said  he  believes  working  at  the 
summer  camp  through  July  and  August 
"helped  her  transition"  in  knowing  her 
teammates  and  university  set-up  instead 
of  jumping  into  the  student-athlete  lifestyle 
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While  there  were  many  options  for 
Shotbolt  about  where  to  continue  playing 
basketball  at  the  university  level,  she  said 
the  decision  to  come  to  Carleton  was  about 
more  than  just  basketball. 

"First  of  all,  academically,  I  chose  to  come 
to  Carleton  for  the  journalism  program," 
she  said.  "I've  always  had  an  aspiration  to 
be  in  broadcast  journalism,  so  after  doing  a 
lot  of  research  on  the  journalism  program,  1 
wanted  to  be  in  it." 

"And  when  I  was- approached  by  Taffe 
[Charles],  I  did  my  research  on  the  team, 
spent  some  time  with  the  girls,  and  it  felt  like 
the  perfect  fit  for  me,  even  though  it  will  be  a 
lot  of  work  balancing  both." 

As  for  Shotbolt's  work  on  the  court, 
Charles  said  she  will  likely  play  small 
forward  for  this  season  and  she  can  help  the 
team  right  away. 


"There's  some  technical  stuff  she  needs 
to  work  on,  but  she  just  does  so  many  things 
well  that  help  the  team  win,  like  rebounding 
the  basketball  and  not  being  intimidated  or 
backing  down  from  anyone,"  he  said. 

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Ravens  I- 1  on  the  weekend 

Dustin  Cook  covered  the  Sept.  8-9 
games  for  the  women's  soccer  team, 
who  won  one  and  lost  one  at  home. 


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The  Ravens  deemed  the  victories  a  team  success  and  a  tribute  to  their  chemistry.  1 1  photo  bv  Carol  Kan 


by  Jen  Halsall 


The  Carleton  Ravens  women's  hockey 
team  started  their  year  strong  Sept.  8-9, 
winning  two  exhibition  games  against  junior 
teams  from  Nepean  and  Ottawa,  both  by  a 
3-2  score. 

The  Ravens  remained  adamant  that  the 
two  exhibition  wins  were  only  the  beginning, 
stressing  the  importance  of  building  on  their 
skills  and  beating  their  rivals:  the  University 
of  Ottawa  and  McGill  University. 

"I'm  really  happy  with  how  the  team 
competed,"  Ravens  head  coach  Shelley 
Coolidge  said. 

"But  we  have  lots  to  build  on.  We  have  to 
treat  each  season  as  a  new  season  and  build 
every  day." 

Carleton  scored  first  in  their  game  against 
Nepean,  giving  them  an  early  lead. 

However,  the  game  remained  fast  paced, 
with  the  Ravens  constantly  fighting  to  keep 
their  lead. 

The  Ravens  deemed  the  victory  a  team 
success  and  a  tribute  fro  their  ability  to  work 
together  in  any  situation. 

"We're  like  a  family,"  third-year  forward 
Sadie  Wegner  said.  "Our  team's  strong,  and 
everyone  tries  really  hard.  Even  coming  to  a 
5:45  a.m.  practice,  nobody  complains." 

Coolidge  called  her  team  "a  really  good 
group  of  people." 

"They'll  sometimes  pick  at  each  other. 


but  they'll  also  support  each  other,"  she  said. 

The  true  test  of  the  Ravens'  skill  came 
Sept.  9,  when  the  Ravens  played  the  Ottawa 
Senators  women's  hockey  team. 

The  Ravens  started  the  game  against 
Ottawa  one  goal  down,  but  caught  up  in  the 
dying  seconds  of  the  first  frame.  The  game 
was  a  fast-paced  battle,  with  the  Ravens 
fighting  to  catch  up  to  the  Senators  through 
the  first  and  second  periods. 

However,  four  minutes  into  the  third, 
veteran  defenceman  Kelsey  Vander  Veen 
scored  what  would  become  the  game-winning 
goal,  with  help  from  fellow  third-years  Erin 
Beaver  and  Victoria  Gauge. 

Goaltenders  Tamber  Tisdale  and  Eri 
Kiribuchi  played  phenomenal  games, 
managing  to  keep  the  Senators  at  two  goals, 
even  when  they  outshot  the  Ravens  36-25. 

"We  believe  in  our  goaltending,"  Wegner 
said.  "If  there's  a  problem  up  the  ice,  we  can 
always  count  on  them." 

The  Ravens,  who  treated  the  games  as 
part  of  the  tryout  process,  were  thrilled 
by  the  result  of  their  efforts,  but  remained 
adamant  that  the  two  wins  were  just  a  warm 
up. 

"There's  a  lot  of  rookies  coming  up," 
Wegner  said.  "It's  going  to  be  a  good,  solid 
team." 

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CUSA  demands  CFS  materials  purged 


HNAVAT  SINGH 


Service  centres  run  by  the  Carle- 
.n  University  Students'  Association 
■USA)  are  scrambling  to  get  rid  of 
iy  campaign  materials  they  have 
en  supplied  by  the  Canadian  Fed- 
ation  of  Students  (CPS). 

The  move  comes  after  CUSA 
ce-president  (student  services) 
irima  Hassan  sent  out  an  email 

service  centres  asking  them  to 
.Jjver  all  CFS  material  they  pos- 
ss  to  the  CUSA  office  by  Sept.  19. 

"As  a  Service  Centre  employee 
,u  are  to  ensure  that  your  Service 
Entre  is  not  in  possession  of  any 
alerials  produced  by  the  Canadian 
•deration  of  Students  ("CFS")  or  its 
filiates,"  the  letter  said. 

Service  centre  coordinators  said 
iey  are  liable  to  be  "written  up"  if 
ey  fail  to  comply  with  the  policy, 
fter  three  write-ups,  service  centre 

lployees'  contracts  come  up  for 
view,  and  they  may  be  fired,  ac- 
rding  to  one  of  the  co-ordinators. 

"[The  email]  was  about  how  we 
id  to  return  and  bring  all  of  our 
FS  material  to  the  office  by  five 
clock  that  afternoon,  so  that  they 
n  take  it,"  said  one  service  cen- 
e  coordinator,  who  wanted  to 
imain  anonymous  due  to  concern 
ir  their  job. 

"They  want  to  take  back  hun- 
reds  and  hundreds  of  dollars 
orth  of  material,  and  keep  it,  and 
at  give  it  to  students,"  the  co-or- 
inator  said. 

CUSA  held  an  all-service  centre 
leering  in  May  this  year,  where 
iey  informed  all  service  centre  co- 
dinators  they  could  not  purchase 


Service  centres  used  CFS  materials,  including  t-shirts,  buttons,  posters,  and 
pamphlets,  which  will  all  had  to  be  turned  in.  1 1  photo  illustration  by  Fraser  Tripp 


any  more  CFS  materials.  However, 
they  were  not  told  to  turn  over  all 
existing  CFS  materials,  according 
to  the  co-ordinator. 

The  co-ordinator  said  the  materi- 
als include  anything  CFS  related, 
like  t-shirts,  buttons,  and  posters. 

"Now  what  am  I  supposed  to 
do?  How  am  1  supposed  to  provide 
this  information  to  students?"  the 
co-ordinator  said. 

Hassan's  email  stated  CUSA 
would  prefer  to  use  its  own  materi- 
als, made  from  the  "grassroots,"  and 
not  "handed  down"  by  the  CFS. 

Another    service   centre  co- 


ordinator, who  also  wanted  to 
remain  anonymous  for  fear  of  los- 
ing their  job,  said  the  letter  asked 
them  to  not  only  remove  CFS  ma- 
terial from  their  office,  but  also 
make  sure  their  volunteers  don't 
wear  any  CFS  material. 

"So  we  would  also  have  to  po- 
lice our  volunteers  on  what  they 
wear,"  the  co-ordinator  said. 

When  asked  if  the  service  cen- 
tre complied  with  the  request,  the 
co-ordinator  said  they  had  been 
storing  their  CFS  material  in  the 
Graduate  Students'  Association 
(GSA)  office. 


"It  leaves  students  feeling  like 
there  are  no  campaigns  to  help 
support  themselves,  and  to  help 
support  other  students,"  said  a 
service  centre  volunteer  who  was 
told  to  take  off  a  CFS  shirt  by  a  co- 
ordinator because  they  didn't  want 
to  get  written  up. 

"I  personally  feel  like  there's 
nothing  to  support  anymore  be- 
cause we're  not  seeking  to  help 
marginalized  people,  we're  play- 
ing politics  . .  .  instead  of  focusing 
on  the  people  who  matter,  and  the 
campaigns  that  can  help,"  the  vol- 
unteer said. 

GSA  vice-president  (external) 
Anna  Goldfinch  said  she  had  no 
idea  service  centres  had  been  asked 
to  turn  over  all  their  CFS  material, 
but  she  had  noticed  service  centres 
bringing  their  material  up  to  the 
GSA  office. 

"It  makes  sense  now,"  she  said. 

Goldfinch,  however,  did  not 
mince  words  when  describing 
CUSA's  latest  move,  calling  it  "dis- 
gusting." 

"These  materials  .  .  .  are  for 
tilings  like  transphobia,  sexual 
assault,  consent,"  she  said.  "Ifs  im- 
portant to  see  how  this  will  affect 
students,  who  will  be  left  without 
these  materials." 

The  GSA  gives  funding  to  all  of 
the  CUSA  service  centres,  though 
Goldfinch  was  unsure  if  the  GSA 
had  the  authority  to  reverse  CUSA's 
policy.  She  also  said  the  GSA  did 
not  receive  Hassan's  email,  some- 
thing she  called  "telling." 

The  email  comes  after  CUSA 
vice-president  (finance)  Michael 
De  Luca  approached  a  GSA  table 


in  the  Unicentre  atrium  and  asked 
them  to  remove  buttons,  pens  and 
pamphlets  for  "No  Means  No" 
and  "Challenge  Transphobia  and 
Homophobia"  campaigns,  ac- 
cording to  GSA  president  Kelly 
Black. 

"This  is  a  space  that  all  students 
pay  for.  Essentially  CUSA  is  practi- 
cing censorship,"  Black  said. 

"CUSA  doesn't  believe  the  CFS 
is  a  transparent  organization.  We 
don't  want  to  support  an  organ- 
ization like  that  nor  do  we  want  to 
accept  their  products  if  we  think 
we  can  make  better  ones.  And  we 
certainly  can  make  better  ones,"  De 
Luca  said. 

Specifically,  De  Luca  said  the 
Challenge  Homophobia  cam- 
paign was  "not  only...  oppressive 
because  it  discriminates  against 
biphobia,  but  it  wasn't  built  by 
Carleton  students." 

Black  said  De  Luca  returned  to 
the  table,  bringing  Hassan  with 
him,  and  "started  sweeping  the  ma- 
terials into  the  box  to  which  [Black] 
exclaimed,  'What  are  you  doing?"' 

The  GSA  was  tabling  as  part  of 
the  Womyn's  Centre's  Consent  is 
Sexy  week. 

Black  said  the  GSA  isn't  going 
to  take  any  further  action  on  the 
table-clearing. 

"I  mean  what's  there  to  pursue? 
What  I'm  going  to  do  is  continue  to 
do  my  job  and  outreach  with  the 
student  population  on  our  cam- 
paigns and  issues,"  he  said. 

Hassan  could  not  be  reached  for 
comment  at  time  of  publication.  □ 

— with  files  from  Jenny  Kte/ninger 


Womyn's  Centre  kicks  off  Consent  is  Sexy  Week 


f  Christine  Ackerley 


To  promote  sexual  consent  and 
jfety  at  Carleton,  the  Carleton 
niversity  Students'  Association 

USA)  Womyn's  Centre's  Con- 
nt  is  Sexy  Week  is  running  from 
Pt- 17-21  at  Carleton. 

Consent  is  Sexy  is  an  Ortawa- 
i"de  campaign  organized  for 
"dents  by  students,  Womyn's 
entre  programming  co-ordinator 
'ana  Banyasz  said.  Although 
ere  have  been  Consent  is  Sexy 
a>'s  in  the  past,  this  is  the  first  full 
PjK  according  to  Banyasz. 

This  week  provides  a  forum 
id  opens  a  sex-positive  dialogue 
fter  than  the  'blame  and  shame' 
'proach  that  some  campaigns 
,yP  used  in  the  past,"  CUSA  vice- 
^esident  (student  issues)  Hayley 
obson  said. 

RileV  Evans,  a  second-year  pol- 
ICdl  Science  student  and  volunteer 
,r  the  week,  also  thinks  the  shift  is 
gnificant. 

No  means  no.  Anything  other 
'an  yes  means  no.  But  yes  means 
"s  too.  And  yes  is  a  powerful 
'0rd  that  we  shouldn't  be  afraid 


Rooster's  lit  up  with  Consent  is  Sexy  Week's  Speed  Friending  event  Sept.  18.  1 1  photo  bv  Kyle  Fazackekley 


to  use,"  Evans  said. 

Foot  Patrol  programming  co- 
ordinator Ruty  Skvirsky  said  this 
week  starts  important  conver- 
sations about  consent  and  sex 
positivity. 

"We're  very  aware  of  violence 
against  women,  but  we  also  want 
to  focus  on  people's  day-to-day 


interactions,"  Skvirsky  said. 

The  week  was  a  collaboration  of 
the  Womyn's  Centre,  Foot  Patrol 
and  many  other  groups  including 
Equity  Services,  the  Graduate  Stu- 
dents' Association,  the  University 
of  Ottawa's  Women's  Resource 
Centre,  and  CUSA. 

Banyasz  said  they've  had  more 


students  come  out  to  events  than 
expected. 

"It's  a  great  start  to  kick  every- 
thing off  for  the  year,"  she  said. 

Second-year  global  politics  and 
economics  student  Sakshi  Sharma 
went  to  Consent  is  Sexy  'Speed 
Friending'  Sept.  18. 

"I've  really  enjoyed  the  week 


so  far.  There  are  so  many  events 
for  different  types  of  people,  and 
they're  organized  in  a  way  thai"  lets 
me  catch  a  speaker  on  '50  Shades  of 
Consent'  before  heading  to  econ," 
Sharma  said. 

However,  the  campaign  doesn't 
end  on  Friday,  Banyasz  said.  The 
Womyn's  Centre  offers  services  all 
year  and  is  working  towards  many 
long-term  goals. 

"We  hope  people  will  take  the 
skills  they  learn  from  this  week 
back  to  their  groups  for  the  rest 
of  the  year.  It's  also  a  great  oppor- 
tunity for  students  to  get  involved 
with  the  amazing  groups  we  have 
on  campus,"  said  Sarah  McCue 
from  the  Coalition  for  a  Carleton 
Sexual  Assault  Centre. 

The  dinosaurs  in  the  advertis- 
ing campaign  were  chosen  because 
they're  cute,  relatable  cartoons  that 
are  gender  and  race  neutral,  said 
Banyasz. 

Banyasz  explained  the  dino- 
saurs have  an  added  benefit. 

"You  can't  show  two  people 
having  sex  on  a  school  poster, 
but  you  can  show  two  dinosaurs 
humping."  □ 


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September  20  -  September  26, 2qj 


Prof  launches  media  study 


CUSA  declines  CFS  invite 


bv  Fraser  Tripp 


C  ark-ton  professor  Dwayne  Winseck  has  begun  3  five- 
Bell  Media's  potential  acquisition  of  Astral  Media  cou 

by  Holly  Stanczak 

Carleton  communication  studies  pro- 
fessor Dwayne  Winseck  has  launched  a 
five-year  study  looking  at  concentration  of 
ownership  of  Canadian  media  and  its  impli- 
cations for  the  public. 

"It  just  seems  to  me  that  there  is  this  idea 
of  media  concentration  [that]  keeps  coming 
up  over  and  over  and  over  again/'  he  said. 

If  only  a  few  major  companies  own  all  the 
media  outlets,  there  is  less  of  a  chance  that 
outlets  will  represent  a  diversity  of  view- 
points, or  many  different  options  for  viewers 
or  consumers,  Carleton  PhD  student  and 
project  manager  Adeel  Khamisa  said. 

Media,  concentration,  according  to 
Winseck,  is  a  question  of  "whether  there  are 
a  lot  of  players  in  the  [media]  market  or  a  few 
players . . .  with  a  very  large  market  share." 

Winseck  said  his  study  examines  a  num- 
ber of  media  sectors  in  Canada,  including 
cellphone  service,  radio,  television  and  social 
media,  between  1984  and  the  present  day,  to 
see  whether  ownership  of  these  sectors  has 
become  more  concentrated  over  time  or  less. 

"When  most  people  debate  [media 
concentration]  they  [do  so|  on  ideological 
grounds,"  Winseck  said  So  the  idea  here 
was  to  put  together  a  real  systematic  body 
of  evidence  that  would  help  people  do  this 
[free  from  ideology]." 

Khamisa  said  the  issue  of  data  is  tied  to 
public  participation. 

"It's  about  liberalizing  that  data,  it's 
about  democratizing  the  data  that  we  use  to 
measure  these  industries,"  he  said,  which  is 
often  released  by  "corporate  players"  rather 
than  independent  of  these  interests. 

"When  that  happens,  we  have  to  question 
what  that  data  really  represents.  Is  that  data 
being  spun?  is  itbeing  presented  accurately? 
Is  it  valid  data?  That's  one  of  the  motivations 
behind  this  project,  making  sure  journalists, 
researchers,  the  general  public  have  access 
to  un-spun  data." 

This  commitment  to  free  information  led 
the  team  to  open  their  project  to  the  public 
and  make  the  data  available  on  the  project 
website. 

Visitors  to  the  site  can  use  an  interactive 
graphing  tool  that  allows  them  to  compare 
media  ownership  among  companies  in  Can- 
ada, and  perform  basic  analyses  on  the  data. 

Public  understanding  of  media  concen- 
tration is  important  as  it  impacts  the  options 
for  Canadian  consumers  of  media,  Khamisa 
said. 

"People  like  to  draw  attention  [to]  the  no- 
tion that  concentrated  ownership  results  in 
a  reduced  variety  of  voices  being  heard  . . . 
so  there's  an  impact  on  cultural  diversity," 


year  study  of  media  concentration,  looking  into  how 
Id  affect  Canadians.  j|  photo  bv  Rebecca  Hay 

he  said. 

"But  what  people  often  miss  is  what's 
right  under  their  noses,  and  this  is  about 
consumer  choice . . .  There's  no  incentive  for 
[large  media  companies]  to  really  compete, 
so  they  don't  offer  that  variety  of  choices  of 
simple  [services]." 

Winseck's  research  is  particularly  rel- 
evant these  days,  as  Bell  Media  seeks  to 
obtain  permission  from  the  Canadian 
Radio-television  and  Telecommunications 
Commission  to  acquire  the  Astral  Media 
Company.  According  to  Winseck's  data.  Bell 
is  the  second  largest  telecommunications 
company  in  the  country. 

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The  Carleton  University  Students'  As- 
sociation (CUSA)  will  not  be  sending 
representatives  to  the  Canadian  Federation 
of  Students-Ontario's  (CFS-O)  activist  train- 
ing assembly  in  Toronto,  according  to  CUSA 
vice-president  (student  issues)  Hayley  Dob- 
son. 

"[T]he  CFS  has  lost  its  way  and  has  be- 
come far  more  concerned  with  holding  onto 
power  and  making  money  to  maintain  its 
bloated  organization  rather  than  truly 
working  for  the  the  student  movement," 
she  said. 

CFS-O  is  organizing  the  Ontario  Activ- 
ist Assembly  in  Toronto  from  Oct.  12  to  14. 
They* say  it's  unfortunate  that  CUSA  has  de- 
cided not  to  attend. 

"I  think  all  students  from  across  the  prov- 
ince should  be  attending,"  CFS-O  national 
executive  representative  Toby  Whitfield. 

Whitfield  said  the  assembly  will  allow 
"students  from  across  the  province  to  come 
together,  strengthen  [the]  student  move- 
ment and  build  coalitions  of  like-minded 
students  [...]." 

According  to  the  website  for  the  assem- 
bly, the  event  will  provide  students  with 
the  information  needed  to  get  involved  in  a 
number  of  activist  campaigns. 

Whitfield  said  he  thinks  that  Carleton 
students  could  benefit  from  meeting  other 
students  across  the  province  and  help  them 
better  organize  against  tuition  fee  hikes  and 
ninning  campaigns  challenging  homophob- 
ia or  racism. 

The  assembly  will  include  both  campus 
and  community  activists  who  will  be  talk- 
ing about  issues  including  education,  social 


justice  and  environmental  issues,  accord!,, 
to  Whitfield. 

While  both  CUSA  and  the  CFS  believe- 
student  activism,  they  disagree  on  how 
approach  it,  Dobson  said. 

"Real  activism  needs  to  be  based  on  ind 
vidual  campuses,"  Dobson  said.  While  sri 
says  there  is  strength  in  numbers,  Dobso 
said  the  CFS  has  not  managed  those  nun 
bers  over  the  years  to  create  a  true  sho> 
strength. 

CUSA  will  be  launching  its  own  cam 
paigns   built   by   Carleton  students 
Carleton  students,  Dobson  said.  They  Jj 
also  be  attending  the  lobby  week  put  on 
the  Canadian  Alliance  of  Student  Associs 
tions  (CASA),  Dobson  said. 

According  to  Dobson,  since  the  assenibK 
is  run  by  the  CFS  it's  unlikely  that  it  wil 
useful. 

"Students  in  Ontario  pay  the  highes 
tuition  fees  in  the  country  and  are  seeini 
privatization  of  their  campuses,"  said  Anm 
Goldfinch,  Graduate  Students'  Associarioi 
(GSA)  vice-president  (external). 

"Students  continue  to  face  racism,  sex 
ism,  homophobia  and  transphobia  and  othe 
forms  of  discrimination  at  school." 

The  GSA  will  be  attending  the  CFS-Or, 
tario-run  assembly,  Goldfinch  said.  "I  thin 
that  this  year  more  than  ever  it's  importan 
that  students  are  working  together  in  On 
tario,"  Whitfield  said. 

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Terry  Fox  Run  opens  at  CU 


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Carleton  welcomed  Gov.  Gen.  David 
piston  and  Darrell  Fox,  Terry  Fox's  broth- 
,n  Sept.  16  for  Ottawa's  32nd  annual 
erry  Fox  Run. 

Hundreds  of  runners,  walkers,  bikers  and 
iiildren  in  strollers  gathered  together  on 
ie  frigid,  sunny  morning  at  Carleton  where 
,]inston  and  Fox  spoke  in  the  opening  cere- 
n0ny  and  took  part  in  the  10-kilometre  run 
3  raise  money  for  cancer  research. 

Johnston,  who  became  an  official  pa- 
ron  of  the  Terry  Fox  Foundation  this  year 
tcofd  ing  to  the  foundation's  website, 
iad  everyone  laughing  and  clapping  as 
,e  brought  up  his  two  grandchildren  and 
Jiared  stories  about  the  different  Terry  Fox 
tuns  he  and  his  family  had  completed. 

"This  day  means  a  lot  to  our  family,  we've 
een  involved  for  32  years,"  he  said.  Fox 
poke  of  his  experiences  during  the  Mara- 
ion  of  Hope  and  shared  passages  from  his 
Tomer's  journal. 

"I  was  able  to  witness  a  nation  embrace  my 
irother  and  join  him  in  his  cause  of  eradicat- 
ig  cancer,"  he  said.  "Every  day  was  special, 
very  day  was  unique,  every  day  built  on  the 
ay  before." 

The  Terry  Fox  Run  and  Foundation  were 
ormed  in  honour  of  the  late  Fox,  who  de- 
ided  to  run  across  Canada  to  raise  money 

cancer  research  in  his  Marathon  of  Hope, 
ox  had  his  leg  amputated  because  of  cancer 
n  1977  and  ran  from  St.  John's,  N.L.  to  Thun- 
ler  Bay,  Ont.  in  1980  before  his  deteriorating 


Gov.  Gen.  David  Johnston  opened  the  Terry  Fox  Run  at  Carleton  Sept.  16.  1 1  photo  by  Willie  Orrol 


health  forced  him  to  stop. 

Many  Carleton  students  were  involved  as 
both  volunteers  and  participants,  and  shared 
why  they  got  involved  in  the  Terry  Fox  Run. 

"It  is  such  an  important  cause,  cancer 
impacts  all  of  us,"  fourth-year  human  rights 
and  women's  and  gender  studies  student 
Niamh  O'Shea  said.  She  said  she  volun- 
teered at  this  year7 s  run  for  her  uncle  who 
died  from  cancer. 

"The  Terry  Fox  Run  really  brings  aware- 
ness to  the  cause  and  how  Terry  was  so 
young,"  said  Amisha  Agarwal,  a  Carleton 
alumna  and  University  of  Ottawa  masters 
student. 


"It  just  shows  that  students  can  come 
together  to  put  money  towards  something 
that's  so  prevalent  in  Canada  and  all  over 
the  world,"  Agarwal  said. 

Fox  was  18  when  he  was  diagnosed  with 
bone  cancer  and,  despite  not  firushing  the 
Marathon  of  Hope,  he  inspired  a  nation. 

In  2010  the  Terry  Fox  Foundation  an- 
nounced that  they  had  raised  $500  million 
for  cancer  research. 

Carleton  has  kept  Terry's  legacy  going, 
just  as  he  said  he  wanted. 

"Even  if  I  don't  finish,  we  need  others  to 
continue.  It's  got  to  keep  going  without  me," 
Fox  said  in  1980.  □ 


For  more  coverage  . . 


UBC  prof  calls  for  a  new 
kind  of  sustainability 


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Haley  Ritchie  reports  on  UBC 
professor  John  Robinson's  call  for 
'regenerative  sustainability.' 

Girl  saved  from  CU  pool 

Jane  Gerster  reports  on  the  14-year- 
old  girl  who  almost  drowned  in  a 
Carleton  pool  Sept.  15. 

Iranian  club  scrutinized 

Veronique  Hynes  delves  into  alleged 
ties  between  a  Carleton  Iranian  cultural 
club  and  the  Iranian  government. 

Prof  tracks  diamond  trail 

T  ati  an  a  von  Recklinghausen  learns 
about  the  journey  of  diamonds  from 
mines  to  pawn  shops. 


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DJ  Eric  San,  better  known  as  Kid  Koala,  taught  a  turntablism  master  class  at 
Carleton  Sept.  16  as  part  of  the  first  collaboration  between  the  university  and 
the  hip-hop  festival  HouseofPainT.  During  the  intimate  session,  San  gave  tips 
on  turntablism,  like  being  "freaky,"  patient,  and  sacrificing  some  social  time. 
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Writer  talks  refugee  students 


bv  Emily  Chan 


Debi  Goodwin,  a  middle-aged 
Canadian-born  writer,  at  first  ap- 
peared an  unlikely  author  for  a 
book  about  young  refugees  from 
Africa. 

At  Carleton  to  speak  about  her 
book,  Citizens  of  Nowhere:  From 
Refugee  Camp  to  Cnmdian  Campus, 
she  opened  her  speech  by  admit- 
ting, "Being  a  refugee  is  not  my 
personal  story." 

As  a  journalist,  Goodwin  said 
she  found  herself  drawn  to  the 
people  of  Dadaab,  Kenya  where, 
according  to  CARE  Canada,  over 
455,000  refugees,  many  from 
Somalia,  are  settled.  While  in 
Dadaab  working  for  the  CBC  in 
2007,  Goodwin  became  particu- 
larly interested  in  students  who 
had  won  scholarships  through  the 
World  University  Service  of  Can- 
ada (WUSC),  and  were  preparing 
to  move  to  Canada. 

Fascinated  by  these  stories, 
Goodwin  returned  to  Dadaab  a 
year  and  a  half  later  to  write  a  book 
about  WUSC  scholars. 

"I  felt  that  in  a  book  I  could 
spend  enough  time  to  make  readers 
feel  they  could  really  know  these 
students,"  she  said.  Published  in 
2010,  Citizens  ofNowliere  chronicles 
the  lives  of  11  WUSC  scholars  and 


their  first  year  in  Canada. 

The  book  is  an  account  of  "nee- 
dles in  the  sea,"  the  youth  who, 
against  the  odds,  find  a  way  out 
of  Dadaab  but,  in  the  process,  face 
unimaginable  culture  shock  and 
isolation. 

"The  first  shock  for  the  students 
who  do  get  out,  who  win  one  of 
the  prized  WUSC  scholarships  to 
a  Canadian  university...  is  that 
when  they  get  here,  their  first  wish 
is  to  return  home,"  Goodwin  said. 

Canada  is  not  always  the  land 
of  prosperity  students  expect. 

Muno  Osman,  the  youngest  of 
the  refugees  in  Goodwin's  book, 
was  shocked  by  the  homelessness 
she  witnessed  upon  arrival. 

"You  come  here  for  opportun- 
ity. . .  and  you  believe  that  everyone 
can  make  it.  And  then  reality  hits 
you,  and  you  see  people  who  are 
born  in  this  country  and  sleep  on 
the  streets  and  it's  very  scary,"  Os- 
man said. 

Despite  cultural  struggles, 
homesickness,  and  the  pressure  to 
support  family  back  in  the  camps, 
an  overwhelming  majority  of 
WUSC  scholars  complete  their 
studies  and  contribute  to  their  com- 
munities, according  to  Goodwin. 

Paul  Davidson,  the  former 
WUSC  executive  director,  said  he 
has  witnessed  the  positive  impacts 


of  the  refugee  program. 

"These  students  stay  involve, 
online  and  locally,  helping 
strengthen  the  community  back' 
the  camp  or  back  in  their  country; 
origin,"  Davidson  said.  "AsSou[ 
Sudan  became  independent,  the, 
have  been  a  number  of  WUSC  sti 
dent  refugees  who  have  gone  bac 
to  South  Sudan  and  helped  bui) 
there." 

Four  years  after  coming 
Canada,  every  student  Goot 
win  profiled  has  found  succes 
including  Osman  who  last  Jufl 
completed  her  degree  in  socj; 
work  at  Carleton.  While  at  schoo 
she  volunteered  with  WUSC  Carlf 
ton,  which  sponsors  one  refugee 
year. 

Osman  said  she  finds  it  impos 
sible  to  describe  to  her  family  wha 
Canadian  life  is  like. 

"1  don't  even  really  try 
just  say  it's  a  different  world, ; 
I'm  doing  good,  arid  that's  it  & 
cause  it's  two  absolutely  differed 
worlds,"  Osman  said. 

Impossible  as  the  task  seem 
even  to  the  students  themselvt 
Goodwin  said  it  is  her  goal  to  te 
readers  about  these  two  "absolute 
ly  different  worlds." 

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Student's  white  pride  group  draws  ire 

VVhite  Student  Union  is  within  rights  to  register  as  a  student  organization,  Towson  U  admin  says 


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News  that  an  American  university  stu- 
dent in  Baltimore,  Maryland  is  starting  a 
VVhite  Student  Union  is  being  met  with  out- 
cage  across  the  country,  but  also  growing 
interest  on  campus. 

Matthew  Heimbach  is  a  fourth-year 
American  history  student  at  Towson  Uni- 
versity, who  founded  the  group  only  a  few 
weeks  ago. 

Since  then,  he  said  the  number  of  stu- 
dents interested  in  joining  the  group  has 
ne  from  six  to  more  than  two  dozen. 
Although  not  yet  formally  affiliated  with 
the  university,  the  White  Student  Union  is 
Heimbach's  latest  foray  into  student  pol- 
es. 

His  previous  campus  group,  Youth  for 
Western  Civilization,  was  controversial  and 
short-lived. 

Heimbach  said  responses  to  Youth  for 
Western  Civilization's  protest  against  Sha- 
ria  law  and  the  spread  of  Islam  in  the  West, 
as  well  as  its  "traditional  marriage  night" 
event  were  "insane"  and  "criminal,"  but 
eventually  led  to  its  shutdown  last  spring. 

The  idea  for  the  White  Student  Union  is 
relatively  new  but  Heimbach  said  it  isn't  the 
exclusionary,  discriminatory  group  it' s  be- 
ing painted  as. 

"The  way  the  media  promotes  stories  like 
this  is  they  tell  you  no  students  want  to  do  it 
and  they  say  if  s  crazy,  neo-Nazi  students." 

He  said  concerns  the  group  will  be 
white-only  and  "anti-everyone  else"  are  un- 
founded. 

"Pro-white  is  exactly  what  it  says,  it's 
pro-white,"  Heimbach  said.  "A  black  ac- 
tivist isn't  saying  'I'm  pro-black  and  I  hate 
everything  else.'" 

The   difference   between  .  the  White 


LOVE  YOUR  RACE 


SUPPORT  A 
WHITE  STUDENT  UNION 


Matthew  Heimbach  says  his  group  is  pro-white,  not 
"anti-everyone  else."  ||  provided 

Student  Union  and  Youth  for  Western  Civil- 
ization is  the  emphasis  on  activism,  he  said. 

While  Heimbach  describes  his  previ- 
ous group  as  "pure  political  activism,"  he 
said  the  White  Student  Union  will  be  part 
support  group,  part  educational  and  cele- 
bratory, as  well  as  part  activism. 

But  critics  say  the  very  idea  of  a  White 
Student  Union  is  shameful. 

An  online  petition  calling  on  Towson 
University  president  Maravene  Loeschke 
to  denounce  the  group's  creation  has  over 
1,000  signatures. 

In  a  comment  on  the  petition,  Imani  Les- 
ter of  Upper  Marlboro,  Maryland,  wrote  to 


Posters  for  the  white  pride  group  located  on  Towson 
campus.  |  j  photo  ev  Ashley  Beau,  The  Jowiruchj 

say  she's  reconsidering  studying  at  Towson 
because  of  the  White  Student  Union. 

"If  this  'white  only  group'  is  something 
that  the  president  of  the  university  allows 
I  want  nothing  to  do  with  the  school  or  the 
environment,"  she  wrote. 

-Heimbach  said  Facebook  removed  the 
White  Student  Union  group  on  the  grounds' 
that  it  is  "hate  speech"  and  temporarily 
blocked  him  from  using  his  personal  ac- 
count. 

The  Center  for  Community  Change  in 
Washington,  D.C.  said  it  has  sent  more  than 
1,500  letters  to  university  president  Loesch- 
ke asking  for  her  to  "denounce  bigotry." 


The  White  Student  Union  "brings  us 
back  to  Jim  Crow  days,"  the  center's  press 
secretary  Donna  De  La  Cruz  said  via  email. 

According  to  De  La  Cruz,  the  suggested 
reading  on  the  group's  website  includes 
readings  from  racially-motivated  hate 
groups  and  other  "hate  activists,"  such  as 
lared  Taylor,  who  Heimbach  has  invited  to 
speak  to  the  White  Student  Union  in  Oc- 
tober. 

While  Heimbach  said  the  group  is  meant 
to  "lift  my  people  up,  not  take  anyone 
down,"  Taylor's  beliefs  aren't  exactly  in  the 
same  vein. 

In  the  2005  edition  of  his  magazine 
American  Renaissance,  Taylor  said  "Blacks 
and  whites  are  different.  When  blacks  are 
left  entirely  to  their  own  devices,  Western 
civilization  —  any  kind  of  civilization  — 
disappears." 

For  now,  the  administration  is  staying 
out  of  the  controversy. 

The  university' s  vice-president  of  stu- 
dent affairs  Deb  Moriarty  said  the  White 
Student  Union  isn't  registered  as  a  student 
organization,  but  if  Heimbach  goes  through 
the  proper  channels  he  is  well  within  his 
rights  to  become  one. 

"We're  trying  to  keep  the  slate  clean  until 
there's  any  evidence  that  it  is  in  fact  a  repeat, 
but  at  least  the  establishment  of  this  group 
at  this  point  has  not  brought  back  some  of 
the  language  that  made  for  a  difficult  cli- 
mate last  spring,"  Moriarty  said,  referring 
to  the  reaction  over  Heimbach's  previous 
group  Youth  for  Western  Civilization. 

As  for  the  White  Student  Union's  nega- 
tive press,  Heimbach  said  there  are  "always 
a  few  hiccups,"  but  if  the  two  dozen  inter- 
ested actually  become  regular  members  he 
said  it  would  make  the  group  "one  of  the 
biggest  political  groups  on  campus."  □ 


StatsCan:  Student  summer  employment  at  record  low 


BY  MAGHEN  QUADRINI 


48  Per  cent  of  students  were  employed  between 
M:»y  and  August.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


This  summer's  employment  rates  for 
Canada's  students  of  all  ages  were  some  of 
the  lowest  on  record,  according  to  Statistics 
Canada. 

The  average  employment  rate  from  May 
to  August  for  15  to  24-year-old  students  was 
48  per  cent,  compared  to  49  per  cent  last 
year,  according  to  Statistics  Canada's  latest 
Labour  Force  Survey. 

This  employment  rate  is  even  lower  than 
the  summer  of  2009,  when  summer  employ- 
ment was  hit  especially  hard  by  the  labour 
market  downturn,  the  report  stated. 

The  Labour  Force  Survey  collects  labour 
market  information  about  young  people 
aged  15  to  24  between  the  months  of  May  to 


August  who  were  attending  school  full-time 
in  March  with  intentions  to  return  to  school 
full-time. 

The  report  indicates  most  students  be- 
tween 15  and  24  worked  an  average  of  25 
hours  a  week  throughout  summer  2012. 

These  numbers  were  the  same  as  summer 
2011  and  higher  than  the  average  work  week 
in  2009  at  23  hours  a  week. 

Statistics  Canada  defines  'employment 
rate'  as  the  number  of  employed  persons  as 
a  percentage  of  the  population  15  years  of 
age  and  over. 

The  rate  for  a  particular  group  (for  ex- 
ample youth  aged  15  to  24)  is  the  number 
employed  in  that  group  as  a  percentage  of 
the  population  for  that  group. 

In  another  study  published  by  Statistics 


Canada,  raising  tuition  costs  are  cited  as  a 
factor  that  has  led  to  students  working  in- 
creased hours  and  competing  in  the  work 
force. 

Evidence  presented  by  the  study  also 
indicates  that  the  low  employment  rates 
have  been  caused  by  the  recent  economic 
downturn. 

The  full-time  post-secondary  student 
employment  rate  fell  by  over  3  percentage 
points  between  the  fall  term  of  2008  and  the 
winter  2009  term. 

Although  most  students  do  continue  to 
work  full  time  over  the  course  of  summer 
months,  employment  patterns  in  the  last  five 
years  have  indicated  that  it  has  become  more 
competitive  and  that  no  one  is  immune  to 
the  economic  downturn.  □ 


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AIDS  Walk  highlights  'under-concern' 


Jay  Koornstra  received  a  medal  for  his  efforts  in  HIV/AIDS  awareness.  1 1  photo  by  Chelsea  Pachito 


The  Ottawa  Wolves,  a  predominantly  gay  rugby  team,  participated  in  the 


Chelsea  PACHno 


bv  Arthur  Pfalzgraf 


Despite  failing  to  meet  fundraising  goals, 
a  large  crowd  of  people  marched  down  Bank 
and  Elgin  Street  and  stopped  traffic  Sept  15 
to  raise  awareness  and  money  for  the  fight 
against  HIV/ AIDS. 

With  a  set  goal  of  raising  $100,000,  Ot- 
tawa's Scotiabank  AIDS  Walk  for  Life  only 
raised  $61,759  so  far. 

Jay  Koornstra  is  the  executive  director  of 
Bruce  House,  an  organization  that  provides 
housing  for  people  diagnosed  with  HIV/ 
AIDS,  which  handled  the  co-ordination  and 
finances  of  the  event 

Koornstra  said  he  thinks  the  low  fundrais- 
ing total  was  due  to  an  "under-concem  for 
HIV  and  AIDS." 

For  the  last  40  years  Koornstra  has  been  an 
adamant  activist  for  LGBTQ  and  HIV/AIDS 
causes. 

Koornstra  was  awarded  the  Queen  Eliza- 
beth D  Diamond  jubilee  Medal  for  his  efforts. 

"These  issues,  the  GLBT  issues,  HTV/ 
AIDS,  homelessness,  were  once  dismissed  by 
our  government  leaders,"  he  said  during  his 


acceptance  speech.  "Regrettably,  this  is  still 
true  in  some  quarters." 

"But  as  I  accept  this  award,  I  believe  this 
medal  signifies  not  only  a  personal  recogni- 
tion but  truly  years  of  recognition  of  the  very 
social  justice  and  human  rights  issues  we  have 
all  advocated  for.  We  are  no  longer  special  in- 
terest, we  are  fighting  for  the  right  things/' 
Koornstra  said. 

Unlike  other  national  AIDS  Walks,  Ot- 
tawa's walk  is  open  to  any  organization  with 
an  HTV/ AIDS  program,  and  the  donations 
fund  the  organizations  directly,  said  Koorns- 
tra. 

Amongst  the  groups  were  the  Youth  Servi- 
ces Bureau,  The  Ottawa  Wolves,  and  Planned 
Parenthood  Ottawa. 

Johnny  Festarini,  president  of  the  Ottawa 
Wolves,  a  predominantly  gay  rugby  club,  said 
he  also  feels  that  the  HTV/  AIDS  cause  has 
flown  under  the  radar  recently. 

"I  have  friends  that  are  HIV-positive  and 
I  think  [there  is]  a  certain  complacence  about 
the  disease  now,  because  it's  become  very 
manageable,"  he  said,  referring  to  the  drugs 
that  can  improve  the  lives  of  people  with  HTV  / 


AIDS.  "If  s  not  necessarily  a  death  sentence." 

"People  are  still  contracting  HTV  at  a  sig- 
nificant rate  and  I  think  that  complacence  is  a 
concern  because  a  lot  of  younger  people  think 
they  might  be  immune  to  it  or  it' s  not  that  big 
of  an  issue.  So  the/ re  not  taking  the  necessary 
precautions,"  he  said. 

Torin  Sollows  is  a  member  of  the  Sexual 
Health  Advisory  Group  [SHAG],  a  program 
led  by  the  Youth  Services  Bureau  that  pro- 
vides peer-to-peer  sexual  health  education. 

According  to  Sollows,  the  lack  of  concern 
regarding  HTV/ AIDS  stems  from  how  the 
media  has  been  portraying  the  HTV/ AIDS 
cause. 

He  said  he  believes  that  HIV/ AIDS  is  be- 
ing downplayed  by  society  because  of  the 
stigma  that  is  attached  it 

He  said  he  wants  the  media  and  other  insti- 
tutions to  give  HTV/ AIDS  the  same  attention 
other  major  illnesses  are  given. 

"[We  should]  talk  about  the  illness  as  a 
medical  condition,  rather  than  a  social  or  per- 
sonal thing.  Then  people  might  start  to  show 
the  same  amount  of  support  as  they  do  for 
other  [illnesses],"  he  said,  adding  that  more 


efforts  should  be  spent  de-stigmatizing  the 
illness. 

Sollows  said  he  believes  that  education 
the  most  important  factor  in  combatting  the 
complacence  youth  have  regarding  HIV/ 
AIDS. 

"Through  doing  sexual  education 
schools,  you  do  meet  a  lot  of  people  from 
really  diverse  backgrounds  and  some  of  those 
people  are  people  who  are  living  with  HIV," 
he  said. 

"It  makes  it  very  real  for  you,  this  is  some- 
thing that  happens.  It's  not  something  that 
happens  to  good  people  or  bad  people.  It  just 
happens  sometimes." 

As  the  various  teams  representing  or- 
ganizations walked  down  the  streets,  police 
motorbikes  were  there  to  stop  the  traffic,  al- 
lowing people  in  the  march  to  take  pictures 
and  share  stories  with  onlookers. 

"I  take  comfort  in  thinking  ...  all  those 
people  that  we  see  walking  down  the  street 
will  have  to  take  a  moment  out  of  their  day 
to  be  like,  'whoa,  I  wonder  what  that  is?  All 
we  can  hope  to  do  is  plant  the  seeds,"  Sollows 
said.  □ 


More  students  cheating  on  take-home  exams 


BV  JUANITA  BAWAGAN 


Universities  are  re-examining  their 
plagiarism  policies  following  a  series  of 
high  profile  cases,  including  what  has  been 
dubbed  as  the  "largest  cheating  scandal  in 
memory"  by  The  New  York  Times. 

Nearly  125  Harvard  students  are  under 
suspicion  of  cheating  on  a  take-home  exam, 
according  to  a  note  sent  out  to  all  students 
by  the  dean  of  undergraduate  education  Jay 
Harris  on  Aug.  30. 

The  cases  of  plagiarism  ranged  from 
"inappropriate  collaboration  to  outright 
plagiarism,"  Harris  said. 

This  scandal  touches  on  the  larger  issue  of 
plagiarism's  prevalence  due  to  online  tools, 
according  to  a  study  published  by  Duquesne 
University  researchers  this  year. 

The  study  found  students  were  more 
likely  to  plagiarize  when  given  access  to 
these  tools,  for  example  during  a  take-home 
exam. 

One  reason  students  may  be  more 
likely  to  plagiarize  with  access  to  the 


Over  125  Harvard  students  are  under  investigation  for  cheating.  ||  photo  illustration  by  Oliver  Sachcau 


Internet  is  because  perceptions  of  how  to 
use  information  have  changed  due  to  the 
Internet,  Carleton  associate  cognitive  science 
professor  Ash  Asudeh  said. 

"People  view  stuff  on  the  Internet  as 
much  more  up  for  grabs  than  they  have  with 
books,"  Asudeh  said. 

Asudeh  has  given  out  take-home  exams 
in  the  past  and  allowed  students  to  work  in 


pairs,  although  he  required  an  individual 
write-up  to  avoid  plagiarism. 

Asudeh  has  seen  his  fair  share  of 
plagiarism  cases  while  teaching  at  Carleton 
over  the  past  six  years,  but  he  said  he  sees  it 
as  more  of  an  issue  with  people  seeking  to 
disobey  the  rules  than  a  problem  with  the 
rules  themselves. 

"More  is  necessary,  though,  than  simply 


knowing  rules  and  refining  practices, 
Harris  wrote.  "Without  integrity,  there  can 
be  no  genuine  achievement." 

The  Harvard  students  are  still  under 
review  and  a  number  have  taken  a  leave  of 
absence,  according  to  The  Neiu  York  Times. 

"From  year  to  year  there  has  been  an  slow 
but  increasing  trend  of  plagiarism  cases, 
and  we  continue  to  increase  our  efforts  to 
raise  awareness  about  academic  honesty, 
Carleton  University  provost  and  vice 
president  (academic)  Peter  Ricketts  said  via 
email, 

Ricketts  said  the  trend  is  due  to  increasing 
numbers  of  students  along  with  more 
consistent  efforts  by  instructors  to  scan  for 
plagiarized  work. 

"In  particular,  the  advent  of  powerful 
Internet  search  engines  makes  it  a  more 
straightforward  task  to  identify  plagiarized 
work." 

Carleton  has  had  cases  of  plagiarism  on 
take-home  exams,  although  "it  happen5 
infrequently  and  only  at  the  individual 
level,"  Ricketts  said. 


.tember  20  -  September  26,  2012 


charlaianxa/national 


U  of  O  pilots  tablet  rental  program 


/Cassie  Hendry 


^fter  years  of  loaning  laptops, 
e  University  of  Ottawa  (U  of  O) 
iS  embraced  changing  technolo- 
e5  and  created  an  iPad  tablet 
ptal  program  for  students,  ac- 
irding  to  university  librarian 
,an  Cavanagh. 

On  Aug.  8,  U  of  O's  Morisset  Li- 
■ary  began  loaning  25  iPads  out 
,  students  for  48  hours  each,  said 


laryse 


Laflamme,  librarian  and 


;ad  of  user  services. 
The  one-year  pilot  project 
an  initiative  by  the  library  to 
rovide  students  with  additional 
search  options  and  gauge  the 
sefulness  of  these  devices,  La- 
anime  said. 
"We  were  interested  in  finding 
ut  whether  iPads  are  in  fact  useful 
,r  research  and  learning.  The  best 
ray  to  find  out  is  to  let  people  try 
lem,"  Cavanagh  said. 

According  to  Cavanagh,  rent- 
tg  an  iPad  is  completely  free  to 
[  of  O  students,  staff  and  faculty 
nd  comes  with  a  power  cord  and 
japter  in  a  durable  case. 

The  cost  of  the  pilot  project 
,  between  $12,000  and  $15,000. 
he  funds  were  provided  by  the 
brary,  which  set  aside  a  portion 


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of  their  computer  replacement 
budget  to  purchasing  the  iPads, 
Cavanagh  said. 

No  student  fees  contributed  to 
the  project,  she  added. 

Hilary  Cosmo,  a  second-year 
nursing  student  at  U  of  O  said  she 
believes  the  project  is  helpful  to 
students,  but  can  cause  some  dis- 
traction in  class. 

"I  think  if  s  a  very  unique  pro- 


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practical  experience  to  those  credentials  anc 
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Talk  to  our  recruitment  specialists  who  can  ill 
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Carleton  University, 

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gram,  and  it  could  be  useful  for  the 
more  interactive  learner,"  Cosmo 
said. 

"I  personally  have  avoided  the 
use  of  technology  in  the  classroom 
this  year  by  leaving  my  laptop  be- 
hind and  sticking  to  notebooks. 
I'm  distracted  easily  and  some- 
thing like  an  iPad  would  definitely 
have  me  wandering  off  in  class," 
she  said. 

Carleton's  MacOdrum  Library 
currently  offers  laptop  rentals 
only.  Ingrid  Draayer,  head  of 
access  services,  said  that  at  the  mo- 
ment the  library  is  only  focusing 
on  "refreshing"  the  laptop  supply. 

Twenty-four  new  notebook 
computers  and  40  laptops  have 
been  added  this  year,  she  said. 

Although  U  of  O's  Cavanagh 
said  she  has  noticed  the  project  has 
been  well-used  by  students  so  far, 
she  doesn't  have  any  testimonials 
yet. 

Students  are  expected  to  com- 
plete a  short  survey  online  after 
returning  their  iPad,  but  the  form 
is  still  being  finalized. 

"Students  are  learning  that  we 
have  this  [program]  and  they're 
curious.  It  will  be  interesting  to  see 
how  they  use  them,"  Laflamme 
said.  □ 


NATIONAL  BRIEFS 


U  of  A  swimmers  'disgusted'  at  Internet 
photos  with  sexually  explicit  comments 


Campus  police  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Alberta  (U  of  A)  have 
launched  an  investigation  into 
photographs  of  U  of  A  swim- 
mers which  were  posted  online 
and. altered  to  contain  inappro- 
priate and  sexually  explicit 
comments. 

Many  of  the  photos  were 
of  members  of  the  swim  team, 
past  and  present,  according  to 
the  CBC. 

"We  are  investigating  such 
a  matter,"  said  Bill  Mowbray, 
director  of  protective  services 
at  the  university. 

Because  the  investigation 
is  ongoing,  he  said,  no  further 
information  could  be  released. 

"It  was  a  nightmare,"  one 
swimmer  told  the  CBC. 

"One  picture  led  to  six  more 
and  six  more.  There  was  really 
no  indication  of  where  it  started 
and  where  it  ended.  It  was  just 
picture  after  picture.  It  was  dis- 
gusting and  it/  s  mortifying." 

Students  at  the  school 
have  not  been  made  aware  of 
the  situation  and  many  were 
shocked  to  hear  what  had  hap- 


pened. 

"I  had  not  heard  about  this 
situation  at  all,"  first-year  arts 
student  Megan  Jamieson  said. 

"It  seems  quite  inappropri- 
ate and  disgusting  that  someone 
would  do  that  I  think  it  should 
definitely  be  more  known  with- 
in the  student  body." 

Jamieson  is  not  the  only  one 
who  was  in  the  dark  on  the 
situation. 

"I  haven't  heard  anything 
about  it  until  today,"  third-year 
criminology  student  Jordan 
Marcichiw  said. 

"I  even  asked  my  friends 
who  were  sitting  with  me  if 
they  had  heard  anything  about 
it  and  they  hadn't" 

Very  little  is  being  said 
about  the  situation  in  order  to 
protect  the  privacy  of  the  swim- 
mers, swim  team  head  coach 
Bill  Humby  said. 

"The  swimmers  who  [he 
knows]  are  involved  don't 
want  more  media  attention  at 
the  moment,"  Humby  added. 


Tuition  fees  increasing  faster  than 
inflation  and  wages,  report  says 


A  new  report  estimates  Can- 
adian undergraduate  tuition 
fees  will  rise  almost  18  per  cent 
over  the  next  four  years,  adding 
fuel  to  the  debate  over  whether 
higher  education  is  worth  shell- 
ing out  for. 

The  recently-released  study 
by  the  Canadian  Centre  for 
Policy  Alternatives  (CCPA) 
says  tuition  is  continuing  to  in- 
crease at  a  faster  pace  than  the 
rate  of  inflation  —  a  trend  that 
has  continued  for  more  than  two 
decades. 

The  projected  increase 
doesn't  bode  well  for  lower  in- 
come families. 


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a  third  of  18  to  24-year-olds  cite 
finances  as  the  primary  reason 
they  don't  pursue  education 
after  high  school.  An  additional 
4.8  per  cent  said  they  weren't 
able  to  get  a  loan. 

Ontario  and  Nova  Scotia 
are  the  worst  for  middle  and 
low-income  families,  while 
Newfoundland  and  Labrador 
universities  and  colleges  are 
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able, according  to  the  study. 

By  2015-16,  the  gap  in  afford- 
ability  will  be  four  times  bigger, 
according  to  Erika  Shaker,  co- 
author of  the  study. 

In  a  release.  Shaker  said 
government  attempts  to  allevi- 
ate financial  burdens  through 
after-the-fact  debt  relief  and  tax 
breaks  aren't  enough. 

"While  this  can  provide  some 
modest  relief  for  students  who 
qualify,  it  does  not  help  with 
the  upfront  costs:  you  can't  pay 
your  university  bill  with  a  tax 
credit,"  she  said. 

As  a  result,  student  debt  is 
increasing. 

The  report  said  60  per  cent  of 
Canadian  students  are  gradu- 
ating with  an  average  debt  of 
$27,000  the  report  said  -  the  ef- 
fects of  which  they  will  grapple 
with  for  a  long  time. 

Students  in  debt  can  expect 
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longer  delay  in  wealth  accumu- 
lation and  lower  income  than 
students  who  didn't  borrow 
money,  the  report  said. 

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Titiiunn  von  WH-klinglismson  looks  at  grt-riHi-qiuYk  seams,  and  why  they  work 


-']  need  a  (tollur  dollar,  a 
dollar  dial's  what  I  uttefl." 

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Desperate  limes  rail  for  desper- 
ate measures,  so  when  uds  pop 
up  saying  "1  made  $12,000  in  a 
month  from  working  at  home." 
who  wouldn't  want  to  jump  at 
the  opportunity? 

While  many  of  these  schemes 
may  seem  legitimate,  an  ex- 
tremely large  percentage  are 
not. 

Why  Do  People  Fall 
for  "Get  Rich  Quick" 
Schemes? 


Stephen  Greenspan  is  a  clin- 
ical professor  of  psychology*  at 
the  University  of  Colorado  and 
unthor  of  Annals  of  Gullibility: 
how  we  get  duped  and  how  to 
avoid  it. 

He  said  he  has  a  theory  as 
to  why  people  are  susceptible  to 
heing  duped. 

"The  four  factors  are  situa- 
tion, personality,  cognition  and 
affect,"  he  said. 

Some  people  are  more 
trusting  than  others,  causing 
them  to  become  more  vulner- 
able. 

However,  even  Greenspan 
was  not  invulnerable,  falling 
victim  to  a  scheme  by  Bernard 
Madoff, 

Madoff  waB  responsible  for 
•<  Ponzi  scheme  that  duped  eb- 


on the  bandwagon'*  he  said. 

Greenspan  said  when  a  per- 
son sees  his  or  her  affiliates 
investing  in  a  company  or  per- 
son, the  risks  are  much  less 
apparent. 

Greenspan  himself  went 
through  a  reputable  hedge  fund. 

Advertisements  that  claim 
you  can  be  your  own  boss  can 
be  very  tempting,  but  most  often 
the  scams  behind  them  will  lead 
to  a  loss  of  money,  according  to 
the  United  Stales  Federal  Trade 
Commission. 

Many  of  the  work-at-home 
jobs  seem  very  simple  with  Ul- 
tle  or  no  training  which  makes 
them  so  appealing. 

The  U.S.  Federal  Trade 
Commission  lists  some  of  these 
jobs:  envelope-Btufhng,  as- 
sembly or  craft  work,  rebate 
processing,  online  searches, 
and  medical  billing,  all  of  which 
are  asking  for  some  sort  of  in- 
vestment. 

Who  is  Vulnerable? 

According  to  the  Ontario 
Securities  Commission  anyone 
with  money  is  vulnerable. 

"Most  successful  scams 
are  built  on  trust.  Scam  art- 
ists often  start  off  by  asking 
seemingly  harmless  questions 
about  your  health,  family  or 
hobbies. 

For  example,  they  may  find 
out  you're  worried  about  not 
having  enough  money  to  retire 
on.  They  then  use  what  they've 
learned  to  target  their  sales 
pitch  to  your  specific  situation." 
according  to  the  Ontario  Secur- 


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1  '»!•>  out  of  billions  of  dollars, 
until  he  was  caught  and  sen- 
'«nced  in  2009. 

rile  global  financial  crisis  <>l 
-008  helped  Madoff  get  more 
money,  according  to  Grecn- 
»paa. 

"During  a  time  of  depression 
"r  recession  people  arc  more 
".''■"•y.  but  one  of  the  things 
1  la'  made  people  particularly 
"'Incrahle  to  [Madoff]  was  that 
"'ryone  [taking  part  in  the 
s,'a'ti]  seemed  to  be  doing  very 
lVt'll  an, I  everyone  wanted  l<»  gel 


ities  Commission  website. 

Greenspan  said  elderly 
w.  mien  who  have  lust  their 
husbands  are  a  major  target 
for  financial  schemes  as  well  as 
people  who  live  in  small  rural 
communities. 

How  to  avoid  being 
scammed 

One  of  the  ways  to  avoid 
being  scammed,  according  to 
Greenspan,  is  to  make  yourself 
more  aVare  and  form  a  solid 


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understanding  of  what's  going 
on  if  you  suspect  you  are  pos- 
sibly being  scammed. 

When  it  comes  from  t  he 
work-from-home  schemes  the 
U.S.  Federal  Trade  Commission 
has  some  questions  you  should 
ask  yourself: 

-  "What  tasks  wiU  I  have 
to  perform?  (Ask  the  program 
sponsor  to  list  every  step  of  the 
job.) 

-  WiU  I  be  paid  a  salary  or 
wilt  I  be  paid  on  commission? 

-  What  is  the  basis  for  your 
claims  about  my  likely  earn- 
ings? 


-  Do  you  survey  everyone 
who  purchased  the  program? 
What  documents  can  you  show 
me  to  prove  your  claims  are  true 
before  I  give  you  any  money? 

-  Who  will  pay  me? 

-  When  will  I  get  my  first  pay- 
cheque? 

-  What  is  the  total  cost  of 
this  work-at-home  program, 
including  supplies,  equipment 
and  membership  fees ?  What 
will  I  get  for  my  money?" 

Aside  from  investment 
companies  and  television  adver- 
tisements it  is  important  to  be 
weary  of  online  scams. 


Many  of  these  come  through 
emails  and  pop-up  advertise- 
ment. 

Greenspan  said  someone 
told  him  of  a  persou  who  rt-- 
ceived  an  email  saying  he  had 
received  a  large  inheritance, 
believing  it  was  a  miracle. 

Alter  having  i<>  pay  large 
sum*  of  money  in  order  i«>  pet 
Ihe  money,  he  tdtimatel)  ended 
losing  $2  million. 

Most  emails  that  say  Sfcyou*i  e 
won  a  large  amount  of  monej  " 
or  "earn  monej  easy*'  are  moat 
often  scams  and  should  he 
avoided. 

Bruce  Cran,  president  of 
the  Gonsnmera'  Association  of 
Canada,  said  everybody  wants 
to  gel  something  for  nothing, 
hut  ultimately,  such  things 
don't  really  exist. 

"There  is  no  genuine  'get- 
rirli-uuick*  scheme. ..if  it's  too 
good  to  be  true,  it  probably 
is,"  he  said. 

So  when  you  see  something 
that  says  "get  rich  quick"  it 
might  as  w«-ll  be  saying:  "give 
me  ;ill  <>t'  your  money."  • 

—  graphics  by  Marcus  Poon 


Famous  Charlatans 


by  Melissa  Novacaska 

Charles  Ponzi: 

1920 — Scammed  investors  of 
S15-S20  minion  dollars,  which 
is  equivalent  to  about  $222  mil- 
lion dollars  today.  Ponzi  scammed 
investors  with  international  reply 
coupons,  which  are  exchangeable 
for  postage  stamps.  These  coupons 
can  be  bought  in  one  country,  and 
exchanged  for  the  stamp  in  another. 

The  way  money  was  supposed  to 
be  made  was  through  the  difference 
in  prices  of  the  different  countries 
involved.  Ponzi  scammed  invest- 
ors by  not  having  as  many  reply 
coupons  as  he  needed  to  make  the 
amount  of  money  he  had  collected, 
Ponzi  actually  took  the  new  in- 
vestors money,  took  a  large  sum  for 
himself  and  gave  the  rest  to  older 
investors  (to  repay  for  the  lack  of 
coupons.)  With  this,  sue  banks  col- 
lapsed. Investors  only  received  $5 
million  back. 

Bernie  Madoff: 

2008 — Madoff  scammed  people 
for  about  $50  billion  dollars  in- 
cluding Kevin  Bacon  and  Steven 
Spielberg.  He  committed  securities 
fraud,  investment  adviser  fraud, 
mail  fraud,  wire  fraud,  three  counts 
of  money  laundering,  false  state- 
ments, perjury,  false  filings  will] 
the  United  States  Securities  and 
Exchange  Commission  (SEC),  and 
theft  from  an  employee  1  tenefit  plan. 


Earl  Jones: 

2010 — Scammed  people  in  a 
similar  fashion  to  Madoff.  He  re- 
ceived over  $50.3  million,  but  did 
not  invest  in  it  and  rather  spent 
investors  money  for  lavish  life- 
style. He  defrauded  many  people, 
including  his  own  family —  his 
brother  and  sister-in-law,  who  lost 
$1  million.  Jones  collected  money 
from  individuals  and  estates,  but 
returned  the  same  money  as  month- 
ly interest  payments. 

Martha  Stewart: 

2004 — Found  guilty  of  conspir- 
acy, obstruction  of  justice  and  two 
counts  of  making  false  statements 
in  connection  with  sale  of  stocks 
of  a  bio-tech  company.  She  sold 
4000  shares  of  Imclone,  part  of  a 
company  she  invested  in  which  had 
collapsing  stocks,  based  off  inside 
rinformations 

Lou  Pearlman: 

2006 — Mogul  of  boy  bands 
such  as  N'Sync  and  the  Backstreet 
Boys.  In  1981  he  started  Trans  Con- 
tinental Airlines  Travel  Services, 
Trans  Continental  Airlines  lnc  and 
12  other  companies.  But  they  only 
exited  on  paper.  Shares  of  these 
companies  were  sold  to  investors, 
and  he  got  loans  from  banks.  He 
invented  a  fake  accounting  firm, 
and  a  fake  branch  in  Germany.  Tax 
returns  were  lalsihed.  This  lasted 


for  20  years,  and  cost  S300  million. 
Reed  SI  at  kin: 

2000 — Scientology  minister 
and  co-founder  of  Earthlink,  act- 
ed as  an  investor  for  Hollywood 
residents  and  corporate  bosses. 
He  worked  out  of  his  garage  and 
tricked  the  wealthy  out  of  $  593 
million  dollars,  with  fake  state- 
ments, and  fake  mortgage  firms.  He 
was  caught  in  2000. 

Michael  Eugene  Kelly: 

2009 — He  scammed  seniors 
and  retirees  of  about  $428  million 
dollars.  He  let  them  invest  in  fake 
Timeshares  in  Cancun  hotels  called 
"universal  leases".  Investors  were 
to  get  a  good  fixed  rate  in  return,  but 
they  did  not,  and  Kelly  used  their 
money  to  buy  himself  yachts  and  a 
private  jet  among  other  tilings. 

Gerald  Payne/Greater 
Ministries  International: 

1990's — Based  j„  Florida,  the 
church  used  Bible  speak  to  cheat 
church  goers  of  $500  million  dol- 
lars. Worshippers  were  able  to 
invest  in  gold  coins. 

Payne  made  an  investment 
plan  where  the  worshippers  should 
have  made  money,  yet  he  tunneled 
money  towards  the  church's  fake 
metals  investment  and  therefore 
kept  the  money. 

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RE:  "Hungry  Games  an  'excellent 
value/"  Sept.  13-19, 2012 

I  couldn't  tell  exactly  what  it  was,  but 
something  about  the  Hungry  Games  orien- 
tation week  festivities  felt  off,  like  a  pebble 
in  my  shoe  that  I  could  feel  but  never  ac- 
tually find  when  I  got  home,  exhausted  from 
volunteering.  All  the  usual  elements  were 
there,  the  jerseys,  the  low-budget  pageantry, 
hoarse  voices,  and  all  the  usual  tralala  we've 
come  to  expect,  but  this  year  lacked  some- 
thing crucial. 

I  came  to  Carleton  a  bright-eyed  and 
boozy-tailed  first-year  and  I've  been  in- 
volved in  some  capacity  every  orientation 
week  since.  It's  hard  to  explain,  but  the  spirit 
wasn't  there  this  year,  it  felt  more  like  a  pa- 
rade of  fake  smiles  backed  by  unreasonable 
expectations  to  create  a  world  that  for  the 
first  time  didn't  feel  real. 

"I  used  to  tell  frosh  that  regardless  of  the 
fact  that  it  seemed  lame  at  first,  it  was  totally 
worth  coming  out  to  everything,  and  I  meant 
every  word.  This  was  the  first  year  I  felt  like  I 
was  lying  to  them,"  a  friend  confessed  to  me. 


This  is  no  reflection  on  the  superb  organ- 
ization, but  rather  on  the  state  of  orientation 
week  as  a  dwindling  and  convoluted  institu- 
tion that  got  a  facelift  in  the  wrong  direction 
somewhere  along  the  way.  The  week  has 
become  an  unrealistic  bastardization  of 
everything  it  used  to  stand  for.  We  make 
students  watch  a  play  about  the  trials  of  uni- 
versity life,  then  don't  give  them  condoms. 
We  tell  them  about  adult  decisions,  then 
reprimand  them  for  taking  part  in  the  same 
synched  social  stupidities  that  make  univer- 
sity an  experience  rather  than  an  experiment. 

It's  not  all  wrong,  the  commitment  to  cre- 
ating a  safe  space  on  campus  right  from  the 
get-go  is  incredible,  but  sometimes  the  icing 
effect  of  a  strictly  enforced  policy  of  political 
correctness  gets  out  of  hand.  Facilitators  and 
volunteers  were  forced  to  preach  sobriety  at 
all  costs,  chastised  for  saying  "fuck"  aloud  or 
just  generally  caught  between  a  rock  and  a 
make-believe  university  Utopia  imagined  by 
the  administration. 

"Frosh  is  for  the  frosh,  we  want  them  to 
feel  happy  and  welcome,"  I  heard  repeated 
like  a  mantra  all  week. 


But  making  them  feel  welcome  in  a  fic- 
titious, colourful  world  of  white-washed 
chants  and  antliropornorphic  food  serves 
only  to  further  disorient  the  students  you're 
claiming  to  acclimatize.  What  used  to  be  a 
week  of  harsh  adjustments  and  self-discov- 
ery is  now  a  watere.d-down  pseudo-summer 
camp  sleepaway  adventure  where  every  eye 
is  blind  and  more  than  a  few  are  turned,  I'm 
just  not  sure  in  which  direction. 

Maybe  it's  the  war-torn  "Save  Frosh 
Week"  T-shirt  hanging  in  our  den,  but 
maybe  it's  time  for  CUSA  and  the  Student 
Experience  Office  to  meet  for  dinner  some- 
where public,  order  a  quick  appetizer  and 
admit  that  it's  just  not  working  out. 

I  dream  of  CUSA  and  RRRA  smelling  the 
coffee  and  going  back  to  frosh  basics  some- 
where off  campus.  It'll  be  dirty,  impolite  and 
probably  offensive  as  all  hell,  but  it  would 
be  ours.  I'm  sick  of  pretending  like  the  kids 
are  all  right;  they' re  not,  but  at  least  we  made 
peace  with  that  a  long  time  ago. 

—  David  Meffe, 
fou  rth-year  journalism 


Overheard  at  Carleton 


Guy:  And  that  political  party  was  later 
led  by  Tommy  Douglas. 
Girl:  I'd  love  to  ride  Tommy  Douglas. 
Such  a  hunk. 

9  99 

Guy:  What  if  we  made  robots  that  looked 
like  children  to  lure  predators? 
Guy  2:  Man,  that/ s  some  serious  ethical 
dilemmas.  And  it* s  entrapment. 


(At  Starbucks) 

Guy.  Your  cinnamon  is  MESSED! 
9  99 

Don't  delete  the  funny  stuff  you  hear. 
Email:  oped@charlatan.ca 


Media  unjust  in  depicting  majority  of  Tunisians  as  'some  kind  of  child' 


After  this  week's  violent  protests  in  Tuni- 
sia which  (as  of  this  writing)  climaxed  in  the 
torching  of  the  US  Embassy  and  the  American 
Cooperative  School  of  Tunis  (ACST),  it's  im- 
portant that  we  realize  the  tragedy  caused  by 
this  senseless  destruction  and  defend  the  inno- 
cent Tunisians  who  oppose  it  1  attended  ACST 
for  my  Grade  Z0  year.  My  time  in  Tunisia  felt 
safe,  and  the  people  were  unfailingly  kind  and 
welcoming. 

This  made  it  particularly  jarring  to  see 
photos  and  videos  first  of  the  US  Embassy, 
and  then  my  old  high  school,  ablaze.  What 
made  the  horror  of  such  an  attack  on  a  school 
sink  in  was  seeing  the  school  bus  that  many  of 
my  friends  took  to  school  every  day  burning 
in  what  used  to  be  the  school's  lush  courtyard. 
My  aunt,  the  middle  and  high-school  music 


teacher,  has  her  classroom  immediately  next  to 
the  area  with  the  burning  bus. 

Dozens  of  her  precious  instruments  were 
stolen  or  destroyed.  InonephotoonFacebook, 
a  looter  is  shown  carrying  off  one  of  her  West 
African  drums  and  a  pair  of  amplifiers  while 
people  make  crude  jokes  in  the  comments.  To 
think  that  this  is  the  result  of  one  poorly-made 
video  posted  on  YouTube  boggles  the  mind. 

Most  Tunisians  are  good  people.  Most 
Tunisians  support  freedom  of  speech.  Most 
Tunisians  support  democracy,  and  many  sup- 
port religious  freedoms  for  their  Christian 
neighbours.  The  perpetrators  of  these  attacks 
aren't  "most  Tunisians."  They  are  a  violent 
minority.  These  atrocities  are  the  result  of 
purposeful  actions.  They  aren't  mistakes.  A 
Muslim  is  not  some  kind  of  child  reduced  to 


Pavlovian  impulses  (which  is,  unfortunately, 
how  they  are  often  treated  by  Western  media). 
The  depiction  of  Muhammad  doesn't  summon 
a  crowd  of  angry  extremists  in  the  same  way 
that  breaching  a  dam  causes  a  flood.  They  — 
and  no  one  else  —  are  responsible  for  these 
attacks.  What  saddened  me  almost  as  much 
as  the  attacks  was  the  craven  surrender  of  the 
American  government,  which  threw  freedom 
of  speech  under  the  bus  in  a  futile  attempt  to 
placate  a  rabid  mob. 

The  task  of  counteracting  these  extrem- 
ists falls  to  the  great  majority  of  Muslims  who 
don't  feel  drawn  to  bum  schools  when  they're 
offended.  I  was  wary  of  the  Arab  Spring  every- 
where it  emerged  except  for  Tunisia  because 
my  experience  with  the  Tunisian  people  as- 
sured me  that  they  would  not  consent  to  being 


used  as  extremist  puppets.  During  the  revo- 
lution and  even  today,  Tunisians  approach 
my  aunt  (who  was  evacuated  from  the  school 
before  the  attack)  to  apologize  for  the  mob  on 
behalf  of  the  great  majority  of  upstanding  cit- 
izens. This  is  not  who  they  are,  and  this  is  not 
how  they  treat  guests  in  their  country.  I  still 
have  hope  for  Tunisia,  but  they  will  need  to 
search  their  country's  soul  and  decide  whether 
they  want  to  realize  the  dream  of  democracy, 
prosperity,  freedom,  and  peace  or  whether 
they  want  to  slide  towards  extremism  and  a 
worse  oppression  than  they  experienced  under 
Ben  Ali. 

—  Chris  Tomtdty, 
third-year  public  ajjmrs 
and  policy  numagenien 


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CU  must  help  refugees 

1978,  Carleton  sponsored  a  refugee  student  from  Zam- 
bia to  come  to  Ottawa  through  the  World  University  Service 
0f  Canada  (WUSC).  Since  then,  universities  across  the  country 
l^ve  followed  Carleton's  example  and  given  many  talented 
refugee  students  the  chance  of  a  better  life  in  Canada. 

-fhe  Student  Refugee  Program  brings  one  refugee  student 
to  study  at  Carleton  every  year.  The  program  pays  for  the  stu- 
dents' first  year  of  tuition  and  living  expenses. 

This  program  costs  every  student  about  $1  a  year  as  a  levy 
jnd  is  also  funded  through  university  grants. 

For  $1  we  rum  around  someone's  life.  We  get  them  out  of 
a  refugee  camp  and  give  them  a  running  start  at  an  education 
and  career  they  would  otherwise  never  see.  Why  not  do  this  for 
more  people? 

These  students  must  be  registered  as  refugees,  seeking 
Dsyfum  in  a  country  other  than  their  own,  and  pass  through  a 
-jgorous  selection  process  before  being  picked  by  WUSC.  The 
Canadian  government  then  grants  them  permanent  resident 
status. 

Students  coming  through  the  program  are  highly  motivated 
aid  do  very  successfully  in  their  studies.  They  volunteer  and 
-ontribute  significantly  to  the  campuses  that  sponsor  them. 

Although  the  first  to  do  so,  Carleton  has  since  been  sur- 
passed by  other  universities,  many  of  which  sponsor  more 
refugee  students  per  year.  The  University  of  Ottawa,  just  across 
town,  sponsors  three. 

We  can  and  should  bring  more  refugee  students  to  Carleton. 

This  program  is  a  cost-«ffective,  efficient  way  of  greatly  en- 
riching our  campus  community,  while  at  the  same  time  helping 
Jess  fortunate  students. 

Carleton  students  have  been  giving  a  new  life  to  a  refugee 
every  year  for  less  than  the  price  of  a  coffee.  We  can  definitely 
do  better.  □ 

NGC  partnership  a  plus 

On  Sept.  10,  the  National  Gallery  of  Canada  (NGC)  and 
the  Winnipeg  Art  Gallery  (WAG)  announced  a  three-year 
partnership  to  share  pieces  between  the  two  institutions. 
This  means  that  visitors  at  the  WAG  can  view  works  and 
exhibitions  from  both  Canadian  and  international  artists. 

The  NGC  has  done  two  partnerships  of  this  kind  be- 
fore: with  Edmonton's  Art  Gallery  of  Alberta  in  2009  and 
the  Museum  of  Contemporary  Canadian  Art  in  Toronto  in 
2010. 

These  types  of  relationships  ensure  that  audiences 
across  Canada  can  enjoy  the  endless  list  of  masterpieces 
the  NGC  holds.  It  not  only  secures  the  democratization  of 
culture,  but  it  benefits  students.  Specifically,  it  helps  those 
in  art-related  disciplines  to  choose  from  a  cornucopia  of 
choices  for  research  and  dissertation  purposes. 

Perhaps  now  other  museums  can  learn  from  this  in- 
itiative and  return  the  favour  to  the  nation's  capital.  The 
country's  geographical  vastness  makes  a  mere  trip  to 
Ibronto  to  see  something  like  this  summer's  Picasso  ex- 
hibition at  the  Art  Gallery  of  Ontario  impossible,  or  the 
Matisse  and  European  Modernism  collection  currently  on 
exhibition  at  the  Vancouver  Art  Gallery. 

The  development  of  a  flourishing,  visual  arts  commun- 
ity across  the  country  stems  from  these  kinds  of  initiatives. 
It  also  fosters  awareness  of  Canadian  artists.  With  a  mecca 
like  New  York  City  a  10-hour  drive  away,  why  not  form 
Partnerships  with  American  east-coast  museums? 

AH  we  ask,  museum  directors  and  curators,  is  that  you 
lon't  forget  about  us,  and  share  the  art  with  your  fellow 
%  We  like  art  too.  □ 


charlatan  poll 

Do  you  think  white  pride  organizations  should  be  allowed  on  campus? 


13 

September  20  -  September  26,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@clmrlatan.ca 


SO  WHY  DO 

yoo  want  to 
Work,  mere? 


tuition  is  increasing  at  a  rate  higher  than  inflation  and  wages  —  pg.  <J 


Consent  is  Sexy  a  new  breed  of  awareness 


Hayley  Dobson  is  tlie  CUSA 
vice-president  (student  issues)  who  says 
Consent  is  Sexy  is  more  inclusive  tiian 
previous  sexual  awareness  campaigns. 


This  year  the  Carleton  University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  executive  has  decided  to  implement  a  sexual  assault 
campaign  made  by  Carleton  students  for  Carleton  students. 
Working  with  both  the  CUSA  Womyn's  Centre  and  Foot  Pa- 
trol, we  are  taking  a  different  approach  to  addressing  issues 
around  gender-based  violence  and  consent.  This  year's  cam- 
paign is  titled  Consent  is  Sexy  and  it  has  been  built  to  address 
the  specific  needs  and  unique  issues  that  our  campus  faces. 

In  the  past,  CUSA  has  used  the  No  Means  No  campaign 
that  is  provided  to  us  by  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Stu- 
dents (CPS).  While  all  campaigns  that  combat  gender-based 
violence  are  worthwhile,  we  think 
that  building  a  campaign  at 
Carleton  from  the  grassroots 
that  addresses  our  issues,  on  our 
terms,  is  far  superior  to  having 
handed  down  to  us  a  cookie- 
cutter  campaign  from  a  separate 
corporation. 

By  building  our  own  cam- 
paigns instead  of  relying  on 
others,  we  can  not  only  better 
target  our  programrning  to  Carleton  students,  but  we  can  also 
save  students  money  by  relying  on  the  work  of  our  execu- 
tives, staff,  and  volunteers  instead  of  the  near  half  a  million 
dollars  we  pay  to  the  CPS  each  year  in  fees. 

Already  this  year  we  have  seen  some  great  initiatives  from 
the  Carleton  community  to  address  the  issue  of  sexual  vio- 
lence on  campus.  A  series  of  Public  Service  Announcements 
focusing  on  alcohol,  consent,  and  the  resources  available  to 
the  community  were  launched  at  the  end  of  August.  The 
Sexual  Assault  Services  Advisory  Committee  is  also  in  talks 
to  create  a  campus  wide  campaign  from  the  ground  up. 
Consent  is  Sexy  was  created  to  add  another  perspective  and 
provide  resources,  engaging  programming  and  support  and 
solidarity  for  survivors  of  violence. 

What  makes  Consent  is  Sexy  stand  out  from  other  cam- 
paigns that  address  issues  of  gender-based  violence  is  that  it 
is  proactive  rather  than  reactive.  The  intent  is  to  open  up  a  di- 
alogue within  the  university  community  about  what  exactly 


it  means  to  consent  and  why  it  is  important.  We  hope  that  by 
having  this  conversation  and  educating  students  about  issues 
surrounding  consent  we  can  help  prevent  ignorance  around 
sexual  violence. 

Sexual  assault  is  defined  as  any  form  of  sexual  contact 
without  both  parties'  voluntary  consent.  Our  programming 
is  designed  to  educate  students  on  how  to  (enthusiastically) 
say  yes,  while  also  highlighting  when  and  where  consent  can 
or  cannot  be  given.  The  message  we  should  be  sending  to 
students  is  not  "no  means  no"  but  rather  "anything  but  yes 
means  no." 

By  focusing  on  the  sex-positive  aspect  of  consent  we 
hope  to  attract  students  who  may  not  be  familiar  with  the 
dialogue  around  gender-based  violence  and  sexual  assault  I 
have  found  that  it  is  often  hard  to  engage  students  when  the 
campaign  messaging  is  focused  on  the  negative.  Consent  is 
Sexy  does  no  sort  of  blaming 
or  shaming. 


The  intent  is  to  open  up  a  dialogue  within 
the  university  community  about  what 
exactly  it  means  to  consent  and  why  it  is 
important 


We  have  also  ensured  that 
we  do  not  ignore  the  more 
sensitive  topics  that  come 
with  discussions  around 
gender-based  violence.  For 
this  we  have  provided  "How 
to  support  a  friend"  work- 
shops that  educate  students 
on  how  to  help  peers  going 
through  a  tough  time. 

Another  positive  to  Consent  is  Sexy  is  that  it  is  gender-in- 
clusive and  non-heteronormative.  We  have  a  vibrant  campus 
and  we  wanted  to  ensure  that  students  of  any  sexual  orienta- 
tion or  gender  identity  could  identify  with  our  messaging  and 
events.  Any  campaign  that  immediately  alienates  a  group 
or  groups  of  people  is  one  that  I  do  not  believe  is  suitable  for 
Carleton  students. 

While  I  agree  that  any  campaign  or  initiative  that  aims  to 
combat  sexual  violence  is  worthwhile,  what  Carleton  needs 
are  campaigns  made  by  our  students  for  our  students. 

Carleton  needs  campaigns  that  reflect,  and  are  responsive 
to,  the  specific  issues  on  our  campus.  It  is  in  this  way  that  we 
can  ensure  that  our  campaigns  and  the  messages  that  we  are 
sending  are  representative  of  all  our  students.  We  need  cam- 
paigns that  Carleton  students  can  be  directly  involved  with 
and  be  proud  of. 

Consent  is  Sexy  is  just  that.  □ 


Sept.20-Sept.26,  2012 

Volume  42,  Issue  07 

Room  531  Unicentre 


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Contributors 

Christine  Ackerley.  Iu!ia  Allen.  Christian  Alphonse,  luanita  Bawagan,  Cullen  Bird,  Matt  Blenkam, 
Sarah  Brandon,  Willie  Carrot.  Emily  Chan,  Dustin  Cook,  Joelie  Dalian,  Layne  Davis,  Haley  Dobson, 
Vinisha  D'Souza.  Kyle  Fazackerly.  Jane  Cerstec  Michel  Ghanem,  Mitdi  Greenwood,  Brittany  Cushue, 
Rebecca  Hay.  Cassie  Hendry.  YVrortique  Hy  nes,  Jennv  Kteininger,  David  Kooi,  Hillary  Lute?.  David 
Meffe,  Melissa  Novacaska,  Thea  Ong,  Chelsea  Pachit'o,  Arthur  Pfalzgraf,  MagrUn  Quadrini,  Haley 
Ritchie,  Ambrwn  Sharit,  Ben  Silcox,  Holly  Sranczak,  Erika  Stark.  Chris  Tomaltv,  Fraser  Tripp.  Shamit 
Tyishakiran,  Tariana  von  Recklinghausen,  Beth  White,  |on  Willemsen 


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Arts 


September  20  -  September  26,  20ij 
Arts  Editor:  Kristen  Cochrane*  arts@ciiarlatan  r„ 


Lo-fi  sci-fi  comes  to  Ottawa 


by  David  Kooi 


Jim  Munroe  never  cared  to  be 
a  director.  As  a  science-fiction 
writer,  he  wanted  to  expand  on 
current  affairs  and  convey  them  in 
his  work. 

"I  try  to  follow  them  through 
to  their  possible  conclusions,"  said 
Munroe,  the  writer  behind  Gliosis 
with  Shit  jobs. 

The  Mayfair  Theatre  held  its  first 
screening  with  Munroe  and  execu- 
tive producer  Anthony  Cortese  in 
tow. 

The  two  answered  audience 
questions  after  the  credits  rolled. 

The  film  presents  Earth  in  the 
year  2040.  North  America  is  no 
longer  the  superpower  it  once 
was.  Asia  has  grown  into  a  dom- 
ineering country  that  has  taken 
away  North  America's  high-pay- 
ing careers. 

All  that  is  left  are  the  "ghosts," 
a  derogative  Cantonese  term  for 
North  Americans  who  work  low- 
salary  public-service  jobs. 

Set  in  downtown  Toronto,  the 
film  only  cost  $4,000  to  produce. 

The  directors'  preference  to 
digitally  shoot  Ghosts  dramatically 


cut  the  production  cost. 

In  an  interview  with  the  Char- 
latan, Munroe  discussed  the 
contentious  issue  of  digital  pro- 
duction in  Hollywood,  which 
allows  the  director  to  shoot  a  mov- 
ie without  worrying  about  the  cost 
of  using  too  much  film  stock. 

Munroe's  curiosity  for  the 
medium  was  piqued  when  his 
friend  bought  a  digital  video  cam- 
era around  the  year  2000. 

He  discussed  the  novelty  of 
filming  and  editing,  with  "the  idea 
that  you  can  just  shoot . . .  then  edit  ■ 
it  and  put  it  on  the  internet  with  no 
cost." 

He  said  this  contrasts  movies 
shot  on  film,  where  filmmakers 
are  "burning  money  for  every 
minute  you  shoot." 

Shot  in  a  mockumentary  style, 
the  entire  movie  is  shown  through 
the  perspective  of  a  television 
show  called  "Window  on  the 
World." 

Based  in  the  prosperous, 
first-world  Asia,  the  television 
crew  travels  to  North  America  to 
interview  individuals  who  work 
various  "working  class"  jobs. 

The  production  team  on  Ghosts 


Anthony  Cortese,  left,  and  Jim  Munroe,  right,  stopped  by  the  Mayfair  Theatre  for  the 
Ottawa  premiere  of  Ghosts  with  Shit  Jobs.  ||  PHOTO  by  Vinisha  D'souza 


did  not  consist  of  individuals  with 
a  single  specialization,  but  with 
a  knowledge  and  know-how  of 
almost  every  task  to  be  handled 
during  a  movie's  production. 


"We  like  people  to  understand 
other  people  on  set  in  terms  of 
what  work  they're  doing  and  for 
people  to  pitch  in  wherever  they're 
needed,"  Munroe  said. 


Workshops,  or  as  Munroe  puts 
them,  "skill  shares,"  were  set  up  [0 
promote  this  work  morale. 

"A  producer  on  our  project 
might  be  interested  in  editing  . 
[skill  shares]  basically  allow  peop|e 
to  develop  in  other  areas,"  he  said. 

"Even  if  they  don't  end  up 
using  these  skills  on  a  project  they 
have  a  better  understanding  0j 
what  other  people  do." 

Munroe  said  that  it  improves 
communication  amongst  the  team 

"If  they  want  to  make  their 
own  projects  it  gets  them  one  step 
closer  to  being  independent 
that  regard." 

This  kind  of  work  ei 
vironment  creates  a  sense  of 
community  that  Munroe  be- 
lieves cultivates  creativity,  and 
in  turn  allows  a  large  group  of 
collaborators  with  various  skills 
to  complete  a  movie  as  efficient- 
ly and  cost-effective  as  possible, 

Internally  and  publicly, 
Munroe's  vision  has  bestowed 
individuals  who  have  a  passion 
to  create  and  inspire,  exemplify- 
ing the  power  to  produce  movies 
that  rival  the  scope  of  Hollywood 
productions.  □ 


ngc  forms  new  cross-     Un-maskmg  the  estranged  family 

country  partnership    -^.^   ,  __  


Chafe's  play  debuted  Sept.  13  in  Ottawa  at  the  GCTC.  ||  photo  by  Shamit Tushakiran 


The  National  Gallery  of  Can- 
ada (NGC)  announced  Sept. 
10  it  is  loaning  the  Winnipeg 
Art  Gallery  (WAG)  pieces  from 
its  national  collection  over  the 
course  of  their  three-year  part- 
nership, beginning  January  2013. 

This  is  not  the  first  time  the 
NGC  has  joined  with  other  Can- 
adian galleries.  Four  days  after  the 
announcement  of  NGC  @  WAG, 
it  was  also  announced  the  NGC  is 
extending  its  partnership  with  the 
Art  Gallery  of  Alberta  (AGA)  in 
Edmonton  for  another  three  years. 
In  2010,  the  NGC  also  partnered 
with  the  Museum  of  Canadian 
Contemporary  Art  (MOCCA)  in 
Toronto.  WAG  executive  director 
Stephen  Borys  said  each  partner- 
ship is  different  in  terms  of  which 
NGC  pieces  the  partnering  gallery 
is  interested  in  hosting. 

"Museum  of  Contemporary 
Art  in  Toronto  is  interested  in  just 
contemporary,  whereas  the  WAG 
is  going  to  historical,  modem,  and 
contemporary  exhibitions." 

"I  have  to  admit  I  wanted  to 
make  sure  we  got  Christian  Mar- 
clay's  The  Clock"  Borys  said. 

The  Clock  was  jointly  bought 
by  the  NGC  and  the  Boston  Mu- 
seum of  Fine  Arts  in  February  of 
this  year  and  will  be  displayed  at 
WAG  in  the  fall  of  2013,  accord- 
ing to  the  press  release.  Vie  Clock 
is  one  of  three  pieces  the  NGC  is 
lending  to  the  WAG  next  year. 
The  partnership  begins  with  Janet 


Cardiff's  Forty-Part  Motet  (2011) 
followed  by  a  retrospective  of  Lou- 
ise Bourgeois'  works  in  May  2013. 

Borys  said  the  WAG  and  the 
NGC  are  currently  deciding  which 
pieces  they  want  displayed  for 
2014.  Another  possible  benefit  for 
the  WAG  from  partnering  with  the 
NGC  is  increased  funding. 

With  the  AGA's  partnership 
announcement  Sept.  14,  North 
American  power  producer,  Cap- 
ital Power  also  announced  it 
would  renew  its  funding  of  the 
project.  The  Edmonton-based 
company  pledged  to  match  com- 
munity donations  of  up  to  a 
maximum  of  $25,000  annually. 

Borys  said  he  thinks  flinders 
will  do  the  same  with  the  WAG 
as  with  the  AGA. 

"I  think  it  will  draw  support 
in  that  regard  .  .  .  whether  if  s 
corporations  in  Ontario  or  Mani- 
toba," he  said. 

But  this  partnership  doesn't 
solely  benefit  the  WAG.  If  s  also  a 
chance  for  the  NGC  to  showcase 
their  body  of  work.  "Not  only 
will  this  partnership  be  stimulat- 
ing for  our  curators,  it  will  put 
the  national  collection  to  greater 
use,"  said  NGC  director  Marc 
Mayer  in  the  NGC  <§>  WAG  press 
release. 

— Jenny  K/erninger 
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As  the  lights  dimmed,  signifying 
the  start  of  the  new  theatre  season, 
the  audience  at  the  Great  Canadian 
Theatre  Company  (GCTC)  was 
abuzz  with  excitement.  The  first 
play  of  the  2012-2013  season  is  Vie 
Secret  Mask,  penned  by  Carleton 
alumnus  Pack  Chafe. 

Vie  Secret  Mask,  Chafe's  most 
recent  play,  centers  around  the 
idea  of  an  estranged  father  and 
son  reconnecting  through  mental 
disease. 

In  the  play,  George  struggles 
to  deal  with  meeting  his  father, 
Ernie,  who  abandoned  him  when 
he  was  two  for  the  first  time  and, 
to  make  matters  worse,  Ernie  has 
just  had  a  stroke  which  has  left 
him  with  aphasia,  resulting  in 
memory  loss  and  garbled  words. 

"I  found  it  very  enjoyable, 
informative  and  at  times,  heart 
wrenching,"  theatre  enthusiast 
Judy  Williams  said. 

Chafe  attended  Carleton  in 
1981  and  completed  the  masters 
program  in  journalism. 

He  now  lives  in  Winnipeg 
where  he  writes  many  plays  that 
are  performed  at  various  festivals 
and  at  various  independent 
venues  across  Canada. 

The  Secret  Mask  carried  a 
balance  of  comedic  and  tearful 
moments,  which  at  times  would 
occur  in  the  same  instant 

"The  play  has  been  called 
heartbreakingly  funny  and  thafs 
probably  the  best  description  of 


what  I  was  after,"  Chafe  said. 

The  show  was  performed  by 
three  actors:  Kate  Hurman,  who 
played  Ernie's  speech  pathologist 
and  other  key  supportive  roles, 
Michael  Mancini,  who  played 
George,  and  Paul  Rainville,  who 
played  Ernie. 

Each  of  the  three  actors  had 
to  portray  very  deep  emotions  to 
demonstrate  the  importance  of 
the  subject  matter. 

Hurman  had  to  transform 
herself  into  several  different 
characters,  all  who  had  their  own 
personalities  and  characteristics. 


One  such  example  is  when  she 
portrayed  the  speech  pathologist' 
May,  in  one  scene  and  then 
directly  after  that  portrayed  a 
young  ditzy  waitress. 

Mancini  played  a  charade* 
going  through  many  importa11' 
crossroads  in  his  life. 

He  had  to  decide  whether  he 
was  ready  to  forgive  his  father,  ^e 
had  to  cope  with  his  wife  leaving 
him,  and  he  had  to  try  to  not  let  hi5 
relationship  with  his  son  slip  av^y- 

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John  K.  Samson  calls  himself 
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Locations  have  a  certain  appeal  to  musi- 
cian John  K.  Samson.  Calling  himself  "a  bit 
of  a  thwarted  fiction  writer,"  the  thin,  beard- 
ed punk  poet  said  that  settings  help  ground 
his  songs. 

"I  think  maybe  it's  because  of  where  I'm 
from,  but  I  think  the  landscape  really  has  a 
profound  effect  on  the  way  people  are,"  he 
said. 

"And  so  that's  always  had  a  big  philo- 
sophical part  in  my  music.  The  fact  of  the 
place,  where  you  are,  and  how  that  influ- 
ences who  you  are." 

Samson's  first  full-length  solo  record, 
Provincial,  is  filled  with  such  places.  The 
album  began  as  a  seven-inch  singles  series 
about  specific  roads  in  Manitoba,  Samson's 
home  province. 

The  idea  expanded  to  a  full  album,  he 
said,  after  he  realized  that  one  road,  High- 
way One,  made  for  a  good  centrepiece. 

While  the  songs  may  romanticize  cold 
stretches  of  prairie  asphalt,  Samson  said  he 


hopes  they  make  listeners  think  more  about 
where  they  are. 

"When  I  read  a  good  short  story,  or  I 
hear  a  great  song,  it  makes  me  think  of 
the  place  I'm  from,"  he  said.  "It  makes 
me  think  about  who  I  am,  and  how  I  fit 
in  with  the  world.  I  guess  I  think  of  art  as 
this  thing  that  promotes  empathy  in  the 
world,  promotes  us  thinking  about  each 
other  and  the  way  we're  all  connected." 

Empathy,  Samson  said,  informs  every- 
thing from  his  song  writing  to  his  politics. 
He  supports  causes  like  the  movement 
to  rename  the  Nepean  Redskins,  he  said, 
calling  it  a  "racist  name." 

Samson's  interest  in  the  political  has 
been  apparent  since  his  career  started.  He 
was  the  bassist  in  Winnipeg  punk  giants 
Propagandi  until  1997. 

It  was  during  his  tenure  in  that  band  that 
he  released  some  of  his  early  solo  record- 
ings, which  he  said  embarrass  him  a  bit  now. 

"  1  don't  really  relate  to  those  songs  very 
much  anymore,"  he  said,  staring  thought- 
fully out  the  hotel  lobby  window. 

"They  seem  something  like  from  the 
distant  past,  a  different  person  who  I  don't 
really  know  anymore." 

Provincial  is  al="  different  from  those 
early  solo  recordings  in  that  it  has  a  lot 
more  collaboration. 

There  are  about  18  musicians  on  the 
record,  Samson  estimated.  These  include 
Shotgun  Jimmie,  Constantines  drummer 
Doug  MacGregor,  and  Samson's  wife 
Christine  Fellows,  according  to  Samson's 
website.  With  so  many  people,  Samson 
quipped,  "It's  less  of  a  solo  record  than 
anything  I've  ever  done,  actually." 

The  album  has  also  left  Samson  excited 
to  write  and  record  with  the  act  he's  best 
known  for,  acclaimed  indie  rockers  the 
Weakerthans. 

The  band  hasn't  put  out  a  studio  album 
since  2007's  Reunion  Tour.  And  while  Sam- 
son is  itching  to  get  back  to  the  band,  he 
said  he  appreciates  his  time  away,  especial- 
ly when  it  lets  him  play  live  with  musicians 
like  Michael  Feuerstack,  also  known  as 
Montreal  singer-songwriter  Snailhouse. 

"Just  opportunities  like  that  to  just  kind 
of  do  different  things,  I  feel  really  lucky  to 
have  been  able  to  do  that,"  he  said. 

"But,  you  know,  I  still  want  to  play 
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Abandon  All  Ships  dismisses  skeptics 


t  - 1 


[oelle  Dahan  spoke  to  the  Canadian  electro-hardcore  band  about  their  latest  record's  new  sound,  and  the  mixed  critical  response  to  its  aesthetic. 


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premiere  of  Glee. 

Truth  or  Dare? 

Brittany  Gushue  went  to 
Falldown  Gallery's  latest  venture, 
a  mysterious  "basement  party" 
called  Truth  or  Dare  VOL  1. 

Psychedelic  Centipede 

Ben  Silcox  reviewed  experimental 
psychedelic  band  Animal 
Collective's  ninth  studio  album. 
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Arthur  Pfalzgraf  reviewed 
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band  Two  Door  Cinema  Club's 
second  studio  effort. 


BvjoELLE  Dahan 


Ottawa's  Ritual  nightclub  was  literally 
shaking  as  Canadian  electro-hardcore  band, 
Abandon  All  Ships  took  the  stage  in  front  of 
hundreds  of  fans  Sept.  11. 

Toronto-based  Abandon  All  Ships 
consists  of  Angelo  Aita,  Martin  Broda, 
Sebastian  Cassisi-Nunez,  Daniel  Ciccotelli, 
and  Chris  Taylor. 

The  band  performed  a  40-minute  set  at 
Ritual  nightclub  along  with  bands  We  Came 
As  Romans,  Skip  The  Foreplay,  and  Ice  Nine 
Kills. 

The  band  created  a  carefree  environment 
while  performing. 

Aita  got  his  fans  to  put  their  middle 
fingers  up  in  the  air,  fist  pump  and  sing 
Jong  to  their  lyrics  "We  don't  give  a  fuck/ 
we  just  came  to  party,"  off  their  2010  track 


"Geeving." 

The  crowd  of  hundreds  danced  and 
sang  along  to  Broda's  singing  as  well  as 
ran  into  each  other  and  jumped  to  Aita's 
screaming. 

Abandon  All  Ships  released  their  first 
album  Geeving  in  2010  and  since  then  have 
toured  across  Canada,  the  United  States, 
Europe  and  have  even  won  themselves  a 
MuchMusic  Award  for  MuchLOUD  Rock 
Video  of  the  Year. 

Their  newest  album  Infamous  was 
released  this  past  July. 

The  band  redefined  their  sound  with 
the  release  of  Infamous.  "\Infamous]  is  more 
hip  hop  influenced,  production  wise,"  Aita 
said. 

The  response  to  Infamous  and  the  band's 
different  aesthetic  has  been  mixed. 

"There  are  always  people  who  dislike 


things,  but  it's  doing  really  well.  We're  really 
happy  with  it,  "  he  added. 

"People  seem  not  to  like  the  whole  idea 
of  creating  more  new  in  a  decently  new 
genre  and  it's  obviously  like  anything, 
when  you  do  something  innovative,  most 
people  are  skeptical  about  it.  But  people 
have  been  taking  [Infamous]  really  well," 
Aita  said. 

Although  some  fans  have  been  somewhat 
skeptical  about  Abandon  All  Ships'  new 
sound,  Aita  says  the  band  wants  to  continue 
in  this  direction. 

"I'd  love  to  work  with  more  hip-hop 
artists.  We're  definitely  going  to  go  in  the 
direction  of  more  commercial  hardcore.  It's 
cool,"  Aita  said. 

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Ravens  name  new  defensive  co-ordinator 

Former  Queen's  University  Golden  Gaels  special  teams  coach  Ryan  Bechmanis  joins  Carleton 


by  Erika  Stark 


There  are  a  lot  of  factors  that  go 
into  running  a  football  team  —  a 
solid  coaching  staff,  good  recruits, 
and  money  are  three  of  the  biggest 
ones. 

With  a  little  under  a  year  until 
their  first  training  camp,  the  reborn 
Carleton  Ravens  football  team 
seems  to  have  all  of  that  going  for 
them. 

Former  Queen's  University 
Golden  Gaels  special  teams  co-or- 
dinator Ryan  Bechmanis  recently 
signed  on  with  the  team  as  defen- 
sive co-ordinator,  and  Ravens  head 
coach  Steve  Sumarah  seemed 
delighted  to  talk  about  his  latest 
addition  to  the  coaching  roster. 

"His  knowledge  of  recruiting  is 
second  to  none  in  the  country.  He 
seems  to  know  everybody  from 
Grade  Three  up,"  Sumarah  said 
with  a  laugh. 

"He  comes  with  a  great  pedi- 
gree and  he's  sort  of  at  that  time 
where  he  can  take  a  step  up,  and 
he  brings  a  lot  of  energy  and  a  lot 
of  passion  so  we're  excited  to  have 
him  for  sure." 

Bechmanis  said  he's  looking 
forward  to  the  opportunity  to  be 
a  part  of  building  a  team  from  the 


cchmanis  was  with  the  Queen's  University  Golden  Gaels  from  2007-201 1.  ||  Provided 


ground  up,  but  added  that  there's  a 
lot  more  work  that  has  to  go  into  it. 

"There's  just  lots  of  different 
things  we  have  to  do,"  he  said. 
"  There' s  no  structure  and  no 
framework  so  that's  something  we 
have  to  create." 

Recruiting  continues  to  be  the 
team's  biggest  priority. 


"In  our  database,  I  would  say 
we  have  probably  over  600  names 
that  we've  had  some  level  of  con- 
tact with,"  Sumarah  said.  "Now 
we're  paring  it  down  to  about  160 
of  the  guys  that  we're  most  keen 
on,  and  hopefully  we  can  convince 
them  that  this  is  the  school  and  the 
team  to  be  a  part  of.  Our  goal  is  to 


get  70  of  them." 

Sumarah  also  said  he  plans  to 
hold  an  open  tryout  at  Carleton  in 
January. 

"There's  guys  playing  for  the 
[Ottawa]  Junior  Riders,  there's 
guys  playing  midget  football  in  Ot- 
tawa, there's  guys  that  have  played 
football  in  different  parts  of  the 
country  that  have  come  to  Carleton 
as  students,"  he  said.  "And  now 
they  have  the  opportunity  to  come 
play  football." 

According  to  Bechmanis,  re- 
cruiting the  right  type  of  player  is 
about  more  than  just  what's  on  the 
field. 

"Aside  from  the  biggest,  strong- 
est, fastest  kid  that's  on  the  field, 
we  definitely  look  for  character  in 
the  kids,"  he  said.  "We  want  them 
to  be  respectful,  honest,  and  hard- 
working. We  know  they're  going 
to  be  ambassadors  for  the  school 
and  ambassadors  for  the  program 
so  we  want  to  do  it  right." 

Off  the  field,  fundraising  for 
the  team  continues  through  Old 
Crows,  Inc.  The  alumni  associa- 
tion held  their  first  annual  100  Hole 
Golf  Challenge  Sept.  18  at  Loch 
Marsh  and  raised  over  $20,000  for 
athlete  bursaries  and  scholarships, 
Bechmanis  said. 


"Unfortunately  the  weather 
cut  us  a  little  short  but  I  think  U'e 
got  over  80  holes  in  per  person; 
he  said.  "Weather  aside,  it  was  a 
great  day  and  a  great  start  to  thj. 
inaugural  event  and  it  just  showed 
a  lot  of  support  that  the  Old  Crow] 
have  for  us." 

Each  participant  in  the  tourna 
ment  had  to  fundraise  an  entry  f^, 
of  $2,000.  Many  participants  were 
Old  Crows  themselves. 

"It's  incredible.  The  people 
volved  in  this,  their  enthusiasm  for 
this  just  carries  over  into  the  pro- 
gram," Sumarah  said.  "The  Old 
Crows  have  been  nothing  short 
of  phenomenal  in  support  of  this 
program." 

Sumarah  said  he  feels  good  about 
where  things  are  at  with  the  team. 

"Getting  the  fuU-time  coaches 
in  place  has  really  made  a  diffei 
ence,"  he  said.  "We're  still  working 
hard  on  sponsorships,  on  donor, 
relations,  alumni  relations,  the 
facilities  are  starting  to  get  built 
which  is  exciting." 

"I  feel  like  we're  on  target,"  he 
added. 

"It  may  be  a  different  answer 
come  March  but  at  this  point  we 
feel  like  we're  ready  to  roll  come 
next  August"  □ 


Ravens  rock  regatta 

|  1 

Golden  Gaels  ground  Ravens 


by  {on  Willemsen 


The  Carleton  Ravens  rowing  team  battled  the  University  of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees 
this  weekend  at  the  61st  annual  P.D.  Ross  Regatta,  a  yearly  race  held  on  the 
Rideau  Canal.  This  year,  the  Ravens  won  the  varsity  portion  of  the  event,  while 
the  Gee-Gees  took  the  alumni  event.  Last  year,  the  Ravens  took  the  alumni 
event  and  the  Gee-Gees  took  the  varsity  race,  j  |  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


The  Carleton  men's  soccer 
team  saw  their  perfect  start  to  the 
season  end  in  Kingston  Sept.  16,  as 
they  lost  to  the  Queen's  University 
Golden  Gaels  by  a  score  of  4-0. 

"We  actually  didn't  start  the 
game  too  badly,  but  as  the  game 
went  on  we  just  lost  our  footing," 
Ravens  assistant  coach  Kwesi 
Loney  said.  "We  were  settled  for 
the  first  ten  minutes  or  so,  but 
I  think  giving  up  that  first  goal 
made  us  rattled  and  we  lost  our 
momentum." 

The  Gaels  got  off  to  a  strong 
start  with  a  goal  in  the  14th  minute 
and  they  controlled  the  game  from 
then  on,  adding  two  more  goals 
racing  to  a  3-0  lead  before  halftime. 
Another  goal  midway  through  the 
second  half  made  it  a  4-0  final. 

Loney  said  knowing  the 
importance  of  the  game  could  have 
played  a  factor  in  the  loss,  as  both 
sides  were  undefeated  going  into 
the  battle. 

"We  didn't  really  step  up  to  the 
level  of  pace  in  the  game,  since  it 
was  for  first  place  in  our  division," 
he  said.  "They  were  the  better  team 
out  there  that  day." 

It  was  also  the  first  road  game 
of  the  Ravens  regular  season,  and 
Loney  said  the  atmosphere  made  it 
a  difficult  place  to  play. 

"The  first  weekend  road  trip 


The  loss  ended  the  Ravens'  perfect  4-0 
start  to  the  season.  ||  File 

is  always  difficult,  but  as  a  player 
you  have  to  learn  to  play  away 
as  well  as  at  home  by  adjusting 
your  routine,"  he  said.  "It  was  a 
tough  loss  on  all  fronts,  but  we'll 
leam  from  this  weekend  arid  move 
forward." 

The  loss  ended  the  Ravens' 
perfect  4-0  start  to  the  season,  as 
well  as  an  unbeaten  pre-season 
record,  but  the  team  is  still  sitting 
in  second  place  in  the  Ontario 


University  Athletics  (OUA)  East 
Division. 

Loney  said  the  team  has  to 
group  from  the  loss  for  tougher 
tasks  ahead. 

"We  had  a  really  strong  pre- 
season and  we  kept  it  up  to  start 
the  regular  season,  so  we  can' 
hang  our  heads  after  one  loss,' 
he  said.  "Now  that  we're  into  the 
season  more,  teams  will  obviously 
get  to  know  each  other  a  little  bil 
better.  Games  will  get  harder  as  the 
season  goes  along  and  we  have  to 
be  ready  for  that  challenge." 

The  Ravens  will  have  chances 
to  improve  their  road  record 
with  games  at  Royal  Military 
College  of  Canada  (RMC) 
Trent  University  before  theil 
much-anticipated  rematch  against 
Queen's  at  home  on  Sept.  26. 

Loney  said  it  was  very 
important  for  the  players  to  lean1 
that  "the  league  won't  come  easy 
to  them,  especially  now  heading 
into  a  tough  stretch  in  their  season 
with  six  of  their  next  seven  games 
coming  on  the  road. 

"We  got  off  on  the  right  fo°' 
with  the  four  straight  wins,  l10' 
now  we've  got  to  make  sure  V 
don't  get  complacent,"  he  said-"^ 
should  always  look  to  develop  an" 
grow  as  a  team,  improve  on  area* 
that  need  work,  and  hopefully  ^ 
can  build  on  those  going  into  ou[ 
next  few  games." 


telnber  20  -  September  26,  2012 


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Women  scrape  a  point 


Ravens  play  charity  games 


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-r^e  Carleton  Ravens  women's  soccer 
earn  earned  one  point  Sept.  15-16,  losing  3-0 

the  University  of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees  and 
hen  tying  the  Queen's  University  Golden 
Le]s  0-0  in  Kingston  the  following  day. 

The  Raven's  record  fell  to  2-2-2  on  the 
eason  following  the  loss  and  the  draw. 
■  fhe  Ravens  fought  hard  against  the  Gee- 
"eeS/  but  it  was  the  excellence  on  Gee-Gees' 
■ee  kicks  that  sealed  the  deal.  The  Gee-Gees 
;(j  i_0  at  the  break  and  then  added  two 
lore  goals  in  the  second  half. 

"At  the  end  of  the  day,  three  set  pieces 
/as  the  only  difference.  In  open  play,  we 
M|ly  didn't  feel  that  they  hurt  us  that 
nuch."  head  coach  Alex  McNutt  said  after 
he  loss. 

The  Ravens  started  off  slow  in  the  first 
ialf,  but  began  building  momentum  at  the 
tart  of  the  second  half. 

"We  were  out  of  the  races  in  the  first  half 
nd  in  the  second  half  we  showed  a  bit  more 
leart  and  pushed  a  bit  more,"  McNutt  said. 

"Actually,  just  before  they  scored  we 
vere  creating  chances,  but  then  another  set 
Eiece." 

The  second  goal  for  Ottawa,  off  a  free 
jck  in  the  63rd  minute,  was  the  final  straw 
or  the  Ravens,  after  their  forceful  but 
insuccessful  effort  to  even  up  the  game. 

Even  though  the  Ravens  pushed  hard  in 
he  second  half,  they  were  unable  to  score  on 
wa,  who  remain  perfect  with  zero  goals 


The  women  are  now  2-2-2  on  the  se 
currently  in  fifth  place.  1 1  photo  by  I 


against  so  far  this  season  after  seven  games. 

"We  created  more  chances  in  open  play 
in  the  second  half  than  they  did.  We  just 
can't  buy  a  goal  right  now.  We're  hitting 
crossbars  and  side  netting.  Bottom  line  is  we 
lose  3-0,"  McNutt  said. 

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The  Carleton  Ravens  men's  baseball  team  played  a  double-header  against  the  John  Abbot 
Islanders  Sept.  IS  in  Winchester,  Ont.,  winning  one  and  losing  one  at  Morgan  Field.  The  men 
collaborated  with  the  Winchester  Fire  Department  to  raise  money  to  fight  muscular  dystrophy, 
presenting  them  with  a  cheque  between  the  two  games.  The  following  day  the  men  beat  the 
University  of  Ottawa  Gee-Gees  twice  at  Heritage  Park.  Featured  in  the  photo  are  deputy  chief 
Tony  Fraser  and  chief  Dan  Kelly  of  the  Winchester  Fire  Department,  as  well  as  Ravens  pitcher 
Kelty  Hewcombe,  and  head  coach  Rick  Young.  ||  photo  by  Jessica  Chin 


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For  Carleton  University  students  and  other  Capital  Ward 
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Golf  gets  underway 


The  Carleton  Ravens  golf  team  swung  into  season  Sept.  15-16  as  they  hosted 
McMaster  University,  The  University  of  Ottawa,  Wilfred  Laurier  University,  and 
Queen's  University  at  the  Carleton  Invitational.  The  team  played  at  the  Marshes 
Golf  Club  In  Kanata,  Ont.  and  they  travel  to  Union,  Ont.  Sept.  20  to  play  in  the 
Western  Invitational,  [j  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconceuos 


Ravens  lose  third  straight 


by  Mitch  Greenwood 


The  Carleton  women's  rugby 
team  lost  their  third  straight  game 
of  the  season  Sept.  16,  falling  to  the 
Concordia  Stingers  by  a  score  of 
41-7. 

It  was  a  beautiful  day  for  rugby, 
and  the  Ravens  started  the  game 
strong  by  owning  possession  in  the 
opening  minutes  of  the  match.  The 
Ravens  were  doing  a  great  job  of 
taking  advantage  of  the  Stingers' 
early  mistakes  by  intercepting 
passes  and  forcing  Concordia  to 
commit  fouls. 

Though  the  Ravens  found 
themselves  yards  from  the 
Stingers'  end  zone  on  a  few 
occasions,  they  could  not  take 
advantage,  and  it  remained 
scoreless  through  the  first  20 
minutes  of  play. 

In  the  23rd  minute,  the 
scoring  drought  was  broken,  as 
Concordia  intercepted  an  errant 
pass  and  ran  it  in  for  the  first  try 
of  the  game.  They  also  made  the 
extra  kick,  leaving  the  score  at 
7-0. 

In  the  32nd  minute,  Carleton 
got  the  scoring  spark  that  they 
needed  from  winger  Natasha 
Smith.  Smith  intercepted  a  pass 


The  women  lost  by  a  score  of  41-7. 

photo  by  Christian  Alphonse 


and  spotted  a  gap  in  the  Stingers' 
defense,  as  she  sprinted  half  of 
the  field  for  the  Ravens'  first  try  of 
the  match.  Carleton's  fly-half  Jess 
Harvey  converted  on  the  kick  as 
well,  tying  the  game  up  at  7. 

Unfortunately  for  the  Ravens, 
their  score  remained  at  7  until  the 


clock  ran  out.  After  the  Raven 


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try,  Concordia  asserted  themselv 
and  took  over  the  game. 

Scoring  one  more  try 
first  half,  along  with  5  more  in  tj 
second  half,  Concordia  won  bfl 
final  score  of  41-7. 

Head  coach  Denis  Blondl 
was  very  proud  of  his  team  affl 
the  game.  When  asked  wW 
the  best  part  of  the  team's  gaj 
was,  he  quickly  responded  wjj 
"tackling". 

"The  team  only  missed  oj 
tackle  all  half,  and  we're  ve 
happy  with  that,"  he  said. 

Throughout   the  game, 
Ravens  had  a  few  moments  whet 
they  were  on  the  brink  of  scoring 
but  could  not  break  through. 

"We  need  to  have  i 
confidence  in  ourselves,"  Blondl 
said.  "We  shouldn't  be  surpri« 
that  we  have  the  ball  in  the 
end,  and  at  this  point  it/  s  more 
question  of  maturity." 

Next  week,  the  Ravens  travel  t 
the  Universite  de  Montreal  to  fa( 
the  Carabins  on  Sept.  23. 

"We  are  going  to  focus  on  tj 
little  things  we  did  wrong,"  Harvej 
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this  week  and  come  hard  aga 
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Faculty  gets  1 .2  per  cent  wage  hike 


The  Carleton  University  Aca- 
mic  Staff  Association  (CUASA) 
j    university  administration 
^ed  a  new  collective  agreement 
,  t  18  that  will  raise  faculty 
-es  1-2  Per  cent  eacn  year  ^or 
next  two  years  as  a  provincial 
blic-sector  wage  freeze  looms, 
cording  to  CUASA  president 
son  Etele. 
There  was  more  pressure  [to 
fy  an  agreement  quickly]  by 
rtue  of  the  implied  government 
reat  of  legislation  [that  would 
ieze  wages]/' he  said. 
Carleton's      assistant  vice- 
■esident  of  human  resources  Use 
,hine  declined  to  comment  when 
ked  if  the  agreement  was  related 
the  proposed  legislation.  She 
lieves  the  result  was  due  to  "con- 
iiied  bargaining  in  good  faith  by 
jth  sides." 

am  content  that  [the  issue]  is 
ttled"  she  said,  adding  that  the 
rties  were  able  to  avoid  any  in- 
inveniences  for  students,  faculty, 
administration. 

Negotiations  began  in  February 


C«UETON 

ACADEMIC 
STAFF 
ASSOCIATION 


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CUASA  signed  a  collective  agreement  with  the  university  to  give  faculty  a  raise  for  two  years.  ||  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


of  this  year,  Labine  said. 

Etele  said  the  agreement  was 
accepted  by  CUASA  faster  than 
usual  after  the  Ontario  Liberal 


government  proposed  legislation 
limiting  the  bargaining  power  of 
unions. 

"The  union  suspended  normal 


rules  so  that  the  agreement  could 
be  ratified  ahead  of  normal  time- 
lines," he  said. 

The  new  collective  agreement 


:FS  debt  paid,  CUSA  says 


was  ratified  in  about  24  hours, 
Etele  said,  instead  of  after  the  typ- 
ical seven-day  time  period.  It  was 
supported  by  87  per  cent  of  CUA- 
SA members,  he  said. 

Etele  also  said  he  felt  the  admin- 
istration may  have  exploited  the 
current  political  situation  to  avoid 
more  intense  negotiations. 

"I  don't  think. .  .that  this  process 
was  ideal.  1  think  the  administra- 
tion took  advantage  of  the  fact  that 
there  was  this  impending  legisla- 
tion...to  my  knowledge,  Carleton 
administration  handed  out  the 
lowest  [faculty  wage  hikes  of  all 
Canadian  universities],"  he  said. 

The  chief  negotiator  for  CUA- 
SA, Sonya  Lipsett-Rivera,  could 
not  be  reached  for  comment. 
Labine  denied  these  allegations. 
"I  don't  think  the  university 
took  advantage  at  all.  Both  parties 
agreed  that  we  should  complete 
what  we  set  out  to  do  since  Febru- 
ary," she  said. 

She  added  that  usually,  admin- 
istration responds  to  wage  issues 
towards  the  end  of  bargaining  and 
the  1.2  per  cent  had  been  on  the 
table  since  May.  □ 


Sexting  OK  with  consent 


v  Avery  Zincel 


Carleton  University  Students' 
ssociation  (CUSA)  has  paid  back 

debt  to  the  Canadian  Federa- 
ls of  Students  (CFS),  according 

CUSA  vice-president  (finance) 
lichael  De  Luca. 

However  De  Luca  said  CUSA 

II  not  try  to  de-federate  from  the 
irger  national  union,  as  that  was 
ot  an  issue  the  slate  campaigned 

The  CFS  claims  CUSA  owes  it 
153,000,  according  to  De  Luca. 
his  debt  was  acknowledged  by 
ie  then-CUSA  executive  in  April 

my 

However,  according  to  CFS 
ocuments  obtained  by  De  Luca 
id  provided  to  the  Charlatan,  this 
ebt  was  paid  back  by  July  2010. 

De  Luca  said  telling  student 
tganizations  they  owe  money  is 
tactic  [the  CFS]  uses  when  they 
ear  about  defederation  talks." 
Similar  claims  have  been  made 
student  organizations  like  the 
"iversity  of  Victoria  and  Simon 
aser  University  in  B.C.,  but  the 
aims  never  held  up  in  court,  De 
uca  said. 

Ust  year  alone,  CUSA  paid 
lst  under  $89,000  for  campaign 
*aterials  from  the  CFS  and  since 
3°5-  CUSA  has  paid  the  CFS  $2.6 
ul]K>n  in  total,  De  Luca  said. 
^  CFS  materials  CUSA  re- 
ed from  its  service  centres  were 
art  of  the  $89,000  cost  to  students 
^st  year,  although  CUSA  will  not 
aV  for  new  campaign  materials 
'0rn  the  CFS  this  year,  De  Luca 


said. 

Despite  deciding  not  to  try  to 
defederate,  the  CUSA  service  cen- 
tres are  still  not  allowed  to  use 
CFS  campaign  materials,  creating 
dissatisfaction  from  service  centre 
co-ordinators,  and  prompting  criti- 
cism from  the  Women's  Resource 
Centre  at  the  Student  Federation  of 
the  University  of  Ottawa  (SFUO), 
another  CFS  member. 

The  CFS  has  had  a  large  pres- 
ence on  campus  in  the  past  few 
weeks,  and  its  "Drop  Fees"  cam- 
paign is  "ineffective  at  lobbying, 
doesn't  mobilize  students  effect- 
ively," De  Luca  said. 

CUSA  can  lobby  more  effective- 
ly with  politicians  to  achieve  better 
results,  De  Luca  said. 

CUSA  will  save  money  by  dis- 
tributing its  own  materials  and 
creating  "grassroots"  campaigns, 
De  Luca  said. 

The  Women's  Resource  Centre 
collective  of  the  SFUO  addressed 
an  open  letter  to  CUSA  Sept.  25. 

"We  were  dismayed,  confused 
and  frustrated  to  hear  that  the 
CUSA  executive  had  decided  to 
forcibly  (with  the  threat  of  disci- 
plinary action  for  non-compliant 
employees)  remove  resources 
from  student  service  centres,  as 
well  as  from  community  groups 
tabling  during  the  resource  fair  last 
week,"  the  letter  said. 

The  removal  of  CFS  materials 
is  "a  huge  disservice  to  [CUSA's] 
membership,"  SFUO's  vice- 
president  of  communications 
Anne-Marie  Roy  said. 

CFS  materials  are  not  recyc- 


lable, De  Luca  said,  adding  that 
he  would  like  to  see  more  environ- 
mentally-friendly campaigns. 

CUSA  will  build  campaigns 
as  they  relate  to  Carleton's  cam- 
pus, including  social  justice, 
anti-homophobia,  and  awareness 
about  gender-based  violence,  De 
Luca  said. 

"If  the  CFS  and  their  aims  and 
goals  are  so  virtuous  and  noble, 
then  why  if  a  member  local  is  dis- 
satisfied or  doesn't  believe  in  them, 
can't  they  leave  on  their  own  ac- 
cord?" De  Luca  said. 

Arun  Smith,  a  Carleton  student 
who  was  the  subject  of  a  number 
of  discriminatory  image  macros 
this  summer,  is  now  working  on 
the  Challenge  Homophobia  and 
Transphobia  Campaign  with  the 
support  of  the  CFS. 

Independently  of  this,  CUSA 
will  hold  a  cyber-bu  Hying 
campaign  that  addresses  dis- 
crimination and  oppression  as  a 
whole,  CUSA  vice-president  (stu- 
dent issues)  Hayley  Dobson  said. 

The  CUSA  campaign  is  sched- 
uled for  Oct.  15  -19. 

"I  think  it's  despicable  that 
[CUSA],  rather  than  serving  their 
queer/ trans  constituents...  has 
decided  to  play  politics  and  take 
away  resources,"  Smith  said. 

"The  executive  has  been  mak- 
ing moves,  such  as  attending  the 
[Canadian  Alliance  of  Student 
Associations]  workshop,  and  the 
conference  at  UBC  earlier  this  year, 
that  indicate  that  their  intention  is 
to  defederate  from  the  CFS  and 
join  CASA,"  Smith  said.  □ 


A  panel  discussion  Sept.  25  at  Carleton  on  teen  sexting  addressed  the  issues  of 
double  standards,  consent,  privacy,  education,  and  criminalization  of  sexting. 
Amy  Adele  Haslnoff  from  McGill  University  pointed  to  the  example  of  a  19-year- 
old  woman  sent  to  jail  for  having  nude  photos  of  her  16-year-old  girlfriend  as 
part  of  her  justification  of  why  crimlnaliilng  teen  sexuality  Is  unjust.  SARAH 
SPITZ  has  the  full  story  on  Cftamtan.CS  1 1  photo  by  Win  if  Carroll 


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Discussing  education 

Cole  Wagner  reported  on  a 
town  hall  meeting  on  post- 
secondary  education  at  CU. 

Runte  looks  to  future 

Matthew  Lee  summarized 

CU  presidentRoseann 
Runte's  annua]  State  of  the 
University  Address. 

NDP  tour  reaches  CU 

Jenny  Klejninger  caught  up 
with  NDP  MP  Eve  Peciet,  who 
was  at  Carleton  as  part  of  the 
NDP's  Youth  Caucus  Tour. 

Students  still  want 
apology 

Veronique  Hynes  speaks  to 
students  still  waiting  for  an 
apology  after  getting  stuck  on 
their  res  floor  during  a  fire  alarm. 

Disorienting  frosh 

Sam  Corey  wrote  about  OP1RG- 
Carleton's  alternative  frosh  week. 


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Cardinal  to  design  CU  Aboriginal  Centre, 


by  David  Le  Quere 


Renowned  architect  Douglas 
Cardinal  presented  his  designs  for 
the  anticipated  Aboriginal  Centre 
at  Carleton  on  Sept.  17. 

His  plans  showed  his  signa- 
ture 'flow'  curvilinear  design  and 
promises  to  present  a  new  contrast 
to  Carleton's  other  architecture. 

Last  week's  power  breakdown 
happened  at  the  same  time  as 
Cardinal's  presentation,  cutting  it 
short.  However,  all  of  his  designs 
are  up  for  show  on  the  Centre 
for  Aboriginal  Culture  and  Edu- 
cation's page  on  the  university 
website. 

The  designs  for  the  centre 
were  built  around  some  specific 
characteristics,  Carleton's  aborig- 
inal cultural  liaison  officer  Mallory 
Whiteduck  said, 

The  key  elements  were  a  com- 
puter lab  for  students,  an  elders 
room  to  have  ceremonies  and 
small  events  with  guest  speakers, 
and  a  quiet  area  for  students  to 
contact  home,  she  said. 

While   taking   those  necessi- 


The  new  centre  will  use  Cardinal's  'flow'  design.  1 1  provided 


ties  into  consideration.  Cardinal 
designed  something  he  thought 
"[embodied]  the  world  views  of 
indigenous  people." 

Part  of  his  goal  was  to  "have 
people  come  together  in  a  more 
organic  form  and  share  their 
knowledge  in  an  environment  of 
unity  and  equality,"  Cardinal  said. 

Round  rooms  with  a  round 
table,  surrounded  by  round  chairs, 
and  curvilinear  walls  bring  a  great 
architectural  parallel  between  our 
modern  world  and  the  more  trad- 
itional and  natural  view  of  the 


indigenous  people  of  Canada,  he 
said. 

"All  my  work  is  directed  by  a 
flow,"  Cardinal  said. 

Cardinal's  most  famous  pro- 
jects count  the  National  Museum 
of  the  American  Indian  in  Wash- 
ington, D.C.,  the  First  Nations 
University  of  Canada  in  Regina, 
Sask.,  and,  closer  to  Carleton,  the 
Canadian  Museum  of  Civilization 
in  Gatineau,  Que. 

"  I  have  a  great  relationship  with 
faculty  and  students  and  the  archi- 
tecture department  and  all  of  my 


archives  are  at  Carleton,"  Cardm 
said. 

"We're  very  honoured  to  hav. 
him  building  the  centre,"  Wriji,, 
duck  said. 

Whiteduck  stressed  the  iinp0rt 
ance  of  having  a  centre  gearft 
towards  the  aboriginal  demn 
graphic  at  Carleton. 

"Whether  they're  student^ 
faculty,  or  staff,  it's  important  fo 
them  to  see  themselves  reflect 
in  terms  of  their  traditions,  thei 
culture  and  their  worldviewsatm 
stitutions  and  to  feel  like  they  haVi 
a  place,"  she  said. 

The  design  is  not  yet  definitivi 
and  may  change  depending  on  thi 
feedback  it  receives,  but  accord 
ing  to  Whiteduck  the  response  ha 
been  excellent  and  will  likely  no 
change  much  from  paper  to  con 
crete. 

The  centre  will  be  located  at  thi 
main  entrance  of  the  second  flooi 
of  Paterson  Hall. 

Though  the  opening  date  is  rw 
yet  set,  Whiteduck  said  they  are 
hoping  for  a  February  or  Marcl 


2013  opening. 


CUSA  satisfied  with  new  health  plan  provider 


by  Jakob  Kuzyk 


As  promised,  Studentcare  has 
met  the  same  standard  of  health 
plan  coverage  as  the  previous  pro- 
vider, Morneau  Sheppell,  Carleton 
University  Students'  Association 
(CUSA)  vice-president  (finance) 
Michael  De  Luca  said. 

In  the  2011-12  school  year,  less 


than  2  per  cent  of  dental  claims  filed 
.  under  the  CUSA  health  plan  with 
Morneau  Sheppell— totaling  just 
over  $18,000-went  through  the 
company's  network  providers,  who 
offered  discounts  on  dental  work. 

Claims  made  at  other  dental 
providers  were  just  over  $900,000, 
according  to  CUSA's  Morneau 
Sheppell  data.  Carleton's  on-cam- 


pus  dental  office  was  not  part  of 
the  Morneau  Sheppell  network, 
and  45  per  cent  of  total  claims  were 
made  at  that  office,  amounting  to 
over  $400,000  of  all  dental  claims, 
according  to  the  same  data. 

That  office  is  also  not  part  of 
the  extended  discount  network  of 
CUSA's  new  health  plan  provider, 
Studentcare. 


Founder  and  executive  direc- 
tor of  Studentcare  Lev  Bukhman 
said  the  network  is  new  and  more 
offices  "in  the  pipeline"  will  be 
added  in  the  coming  weeks. 

"We  will  continue  to  expand 
network  membership  in  the  coming 
months  to  reflect  students'  needs, 
and  to  ensure  that  students  are 
aware  of  and  make  use  of  this  valu- 


able benefit,"  he  said. 

Students  who  visit  dental  of-| 
fices  that  are  part  of  Studentcare'! 
extended  discount  network  save 
an  additional  20  to  30  per  centl 
Between  10  to  80  per  cent  of  each 
claim  is  covered  regularly. 

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U.S.  prof  criticized  for  breastfeeding 


BY  iessica  McMillan 


An  assistant  anthropology  pro- 
fessor at  American  University  in 
Washington,  D.C.  has  students  cry- 
ing over  breast  milk. 

Adrienne  Pine  received  inter- 
national criticism  for  bringing 
her  baby  daughter  to  work  and 
breastfeeding  while  teaching  an 
introductory  lecture  to  the  class 
"Sex,  Gender  and  Culture." 

Mow  the  centre  of  a  cultural 
debate,  Pine,  a  single  mother,  "ex- 
posed" her  experience  in  an  online 
article  entitled,  "The  Dialects  of 
Breastfeeding:  Exposeing  My 
Breasts  on  the  Internet." 

During  part  of  Pine's  75-minute 
lecture,  her  toddler  crawled  on  the 
floor,  causing  no  major  disruptions, 
according  to  Pine's  account. 

When  the  baby  grew  restless, 
pine  briefly  breast-fed  her  in  front 
of  the  40-student  class  while  con- 
tinuing to  lecture. 

No  students  spoke  out  and  the 
class  was  not  disrupted,  according 
to  Tiie  Eagle,  the  campus  news- 
paper. 

One  student  present  said  that 
Pine  "didn't  even  think  twice  to 
kind  of  abuse  her  power  as  leader 
of  the  classroom,"  according  to  Tlie 
Eagle. 

"I  was  shocked  and  annoyed 
that  this  would  be  considered 
newsworthy,"  said  Pine  in  her 
article. 

"If  I  considered  feeding  my  child 
to  be  a  'delicate'  or  sensitive  act, 
I  would  not  have  done  it  in  front 
of  my  students.  Nor  would  I  have 


Adrienne  Pine  says  she  is  "annoyed"  that  breastfeeding  while  lecturing  would  be  seen  as  newsworthy.  1 1  graphic  by  Marcus  Poon 


spent  the  previous  year  doing  it  on 
buses,  trains  and  airplanes;  on  busy 
sidewalks  and  nice  restaurants;  in 
television  studios  and  while  giving 
plenary  lectures  to  large  confer- 
ences." 

While  AU  doesn't  have  a  specific 
policy  on  breastfeeding,  university 
spokesperson  Camille  Lepre  re- 
leased a  statement  saying  nursing 
mothers  are  accommodated  with 
reasonable  break  times  and  are  pro- 
vided with  private  areas  to  express 
milk  for  a  nursing  child. 

The  statement  also  said  that  AU 
allows  employees  to  take  leave  to 
care  for  their  sick  children  and  pro- 
tect the  health  of  the  community. 

"We  want  our  faculty  to  be  the 
best  teachers  and  scholars  possible 
and,  at  the  same  time,  we  are  sym- 


pathetic to  the  need  for  work  life 
balance,"  AU's  senior  vice-provost 
and  dean  of  academic  affairs  Phyl- 
lis Peres  said  in  the  statement. 

Carleton  University  equity  ad- 
visor Carrolyn  Johnston  said  the 
university' s  policies  are  based  on 
the  Ontario  Human  Rights  Code. 

"[The  code]  clearly  states  that 
employers,  and  institutions  that 
provide  a  service  (in  our  case 
education),  are  required  to  accom- 
modate women  during  pregnancy 
or  when  they  are  breastfeeding," 
Johnston  said. 

"Each  case  is  assessed  on  an 
individual  basis  according  to  the 
specific  needs  of  the  person  in  ques- 
tion." 

Rita  Khavich,  a  second-year 
journalism  student  at  Carleton  and 


supply  teacher  at  an  Ottawa  day- 
care, said  she  understands  why  the 
professor  brought  her  child  to  class, 
but  not  her  decision  to  breastfeed. 

"When  you  are  [breastfeeding] 
in  public,  people  don't  have  to  look 
at  you.  When  you  are  a  lecturing 
professor  the  students  are  suppos- 
ed to  be  watching  you,"  Khavich 
said. 

"She  could  have  just  cut  the  class 
short." 

As  coordinator  for  the  non- 
for-profit  Equal  Voice,  a  group 
that  encourages  women  to  go  into 
politics,  Nancy  Peckford  said  she 
identifies  with  Pine's  story. 

"I  think  we  still  live  in  an  age 
where  the  sexual  depictions  of 
breasts  are  much  more  normal  and 
frequent  than  the  depiction  of  a 


woman  breastfeeding  her  child,  so 
I  think  it's  really  unusual  to  think 
that  women  can  do  this  on  the  job," 
Peckford  said. 

Peckford,  a  mother  of  three,  said 
she  has  brought  all  of  her  children 
to  work,  breastfeeding  at  parlia- 
mentary committees,  in  front  of 
presentations  with  members  of 
parliament,  and  regularly  with  her 
colleagues. 

"Breastfeeding  doesn't  com- 
promise your  brainpower,  or  your 
ability  to  talk  in  coherent  sentences, 
or  to  make  a  contribution  in  those 
circumstances.  It's  a  physical  act  for 
the  most  part,"  she  said. 

"I  have  been  very  happy  to 
breastfeed  and  make  presentations 
at  the  same  time  and  1  have  been 
able  to  do  both.  Do  I  think  that  my 
professional  status  is  taking  a  hit? 
Sometimes,  maybe  yeah,  but  am  I 
willing  to  do  it  anyway?  Yes,"  Peck- 
ford said. 

A  University  of  Guelph  alum- 
nus and  elementary  school  teacher, 
Kaley  Recoskie,  said  she  relates  to 
the  position  of  Pine's  students. 

As  an  undergraduate  student, 
Recoskie  recalls  an  English  pro- 
fessor who  breastfed  during  her 
lectures  including  times  when  the 
child  was  ill. 

"I  was  at  first  a  little  bit  surprised, 
but  it  wasn't  a  negative  surprise.  1 
was  just  surprised.  'Oh  she's  breast- 
feeding!'" Recoskie  said. 

"Now  looking  back  I  would  say 
that  I  would  applaud  her  because 
she  is  letting  people  see  that  every- 
day." 

"Education  through  example."  □ 


Student  fined  $10K  for  hacking  website 


by  Sarah  Brandon 


A  conditional  discharge  has 
been  granted  to  Keith  Horwood, 
the  former  student  responsible 
for  changing  the  word  "election" 
to  "erection",  on  Western  Uni- 
versity's student  union  election 
website  February  2012,  according 
to  London's  criminal  court  office. 

Horwood  pleaded  guilty  on 
Sept.  20  to  two  out  of  four  counts 
of  intercepting  computer  functions 
and  mischief  to  data.  He  will  have 
to  pay  a  $10,000  restitution  order, 
complete  100  hours  of  community 
Service  and  will  be  on  probation 
tor  12  months,  according  to  Lon- 
don's criminal  court  office. 

I  was  peripherally  aware  and 
didn't  think  of  the  consequences  to 
real  people,  just  the  technological 
aspects,"  23-year-old  Horwood 
said  of  the  incident  via  email. 

Horwood  didn't  initially  realize 
the  hack  would  cause  such  a  strong 
retaliation,  thinking  it  wouldn't  be 
as  widely  noticed  as  it  quickly  be- 
came, he  said. 

Part  of  me  figured  Western 
would  apologize  and  sweep  it 


E0B1CTIQN| 


Horwood  changed  the  Western  student  council  election  website  page  to  read 
"erection"  insted  of  "election."  ||  photo  illustration  by  Ahmad  Tamimi 


under  the  table,"  he  said. 

Though  he  had  initially  hoped 
for  anonymity,  Horwood  came  to 
the  conclusion  that  it  would  be  best 
to  turn  himself  in  and  demonstrate 
his  remorse  to  the  student  body. 


He  posted  a  video  on  YouTube 
shortly  after  the  incident  offering 
his  "sincerest  apologies"  for  the 
hack. 

"I  wasn't  thinking.  It  was  stupid 
of  me,  it  was  naive,  it  was  silly,"  he 


said  in  the  video. 

Horwood  said  his  friend  in- 
itially recognized  the  security  flaw 
on  the  University  Student  Council 
(USC)  website,  making  it  possible 
for  Horwood  to  hack  into  the  page 
and  prompting  him  to  decide  to 
"tinker  around." 

"Anybody  with  the  right  know- 
ledge could  have  very  easily  made 
their  own  separate  modifications," 
Horwood  said. 

"And  what  Western  didn't 
choose  to  publicize  was  that  I  was 
not  the  only  person  aware  of  the 
security  flaw,  nor  was  I  the  only 
person  making  use  of  it." 

He  altered  the  election  title, 
changing  it  to  "Justin  Bieber 
Hairstyle  Vote  2012"  and  "USC 
Erections"  he  said. 

Some  confusion  arose  over 
whether  Horwood  also  tried  to  de- 
lete all  of  the  votes  that  had  been 
compiled  on  the  website.  Among 
other  things,  he  attempted  "drop 
table"  and  "delete"  queries,  which 
tested  the  limitations  of  the  web- 
site's security,  he  said. 

Though  he  ran  queries  at- 
tempting  to   delete   data,  "the 


intention.  .  .was  never  actually  to 
remove  content,"  he  said. 

"Attempting  "delete"  queries 
gave  [me],  by  far  and  large  the 
most  information  about  how  the 
database  was  structured  -  without 
actually  removing  any  content." 

Horwood  is  no  longer  a  stu- 
dent at  Western.  He  quit  graduate 
school  in  October  where  he  was 
working  on  a  masters  of  science 
in  biochemistry  in  favor  of  start- 
ing his  own  software  corporation, 
which  will  be  launched  within  a 
month,  he  said. 

"We  recognize  that  there  was 
damage  done  by  this  hacking,  and 
we  are  just  looking  to  move  on," 
USC  vice-president  (communica- 
tions) Jeremy  Santucci  said  via 
email. 

Though  the  members  of  West- 
em  University's  USC  were  upset 
about  the  hacking,  Horwood  said 
he  has  received  an  outpouring  of 
support  from  the  student  body  at 
Western. 

"People  have  come  up  to  me  in- 
dividually and  made  it  very  clear 
that  they  wish  me  the  best.  I'm 
very  grateful  for  the  response."  □ 


chariataiLca/national 


September  27  -  October  3, 


Site  sells  prof-written  papers  to  students 


by  Mitch  Jackson 


A  new  website  is  raising  ethical 
questions  by  auctioning  professors 
to  write  university  assignments  for 
clients. 

The  website,  Unemployed- 
Professors.com,  which  is  based  out 
of  Montreal,  contains  the  slogan 
"so  you  can  play  while  we  make 
your  papers  go  away." 

And  that  is  precisely  what  the 
website  does,  at  a  cost  of  $20-$50 
a  page. 

Website  representative  "Pro- 
fessor Fishnets"  said  the  process 
begins  when  clients  submit  projects 
to  the  website,  and  all  professors 
receive  a  notification. 

"The  professors  then  examine  the 
project  and  place  a  bid  if  they  are  in- 
terested," he  said.  "It  is  then  up  to 
the  client  to  choose  one  of  the  bids, 
or,  if  they  so  choose,  none  of  them." 

At  this  point,  the  professor  will 
complete  the  assignment  and  once 
the  site  receives  payment,  a  trans- 
fer of  intellectual  property  occurs 
and  the  client  receives  the  project. 
Fishnets  said. 

A  cartoon  which  explains  the 
'About  Us'  section  of  the  website 
portrays  the  joining  of  a  frustrat- 
ed PhD  candidate  with  a  sketchy 
businessman  all  over  an  odd  fas- 


The  website  humourously  encourages  students  to  choose  partying 


cination  with  tweed  jackets. 

Professor  Fishnets  refused  to  re- 
lease the  amount  of  people  who  are 
using  the  service,  but  stated  that 
interest  in  the  website  is  on  the  rise. 

"It' s  ironic  how  denouncement- 
based  press  has  increased  our  stats 
tenfold,"  Fishnets  said. 

The  website  itself  contains 
several  spelling  errors  and  ques- 
tionable commentary,  with  lines 
such  as,  "Most  of  [our  competi- 
tion's] employees  are  .  .  .  hacks 
from  developing  countries  whose 
command  of  the  English  language 
is  often  less  potent  than  their  com- 
mand of  recipes  for  Samosas  and 
Tandoori  Chicken!" 

The  website  acknowledges  the 
fact  that  it  is  unethical  to  be  writ- 
ing essays  for  cash.  However,  the 


website  states  that  the  current  aca- 
demic system  is  already  corrupt 

"The  contemporary  academy 
has  sold  a  whole  generation  of 
academics  down  the  river  by  gut- 
ting the  tenure  system,  and  hiring 
adjuncts  and  lecturers  below 
the  poverty  line.  Tacit  promises 
were  made  when  we  all  entered 
graduate  school.  These  have  been 
abrogated;  this  is  our  response," 
Fishnets  said. 

The  financial  situation  of  some 
of  the  professors  may  also  provide 
a  moral  basis  to  the  site. 

"It's  admittedly  unscrupulous 
for  professors  to  be  engaging  in 
this  kind  of  research.  That  in  mind 
however,  some  of  these  people 
need  to  put  food  on  their  tables," 
Fishnets  said. 


Despite  the  claims  of  high 
usage,  some  students  seem  to  be 
opposed  to  this  service  or  just  not 
willing  to  use  it. 

"I  see  it  as  mildly  unethical  on 
both  the  part  of  the  student  and 
professor,"  said  Michelle  Gallant, 
a  first-year  journalism  student  at 
Carleton  University. 

"I  pride  myself  on  having 
unique  perspective  and  ideas,  and 
at  the  end  of  an  assignment,  feeling 
satisfied  with  all  of  the  work  that 
I  have  put  into  it.  I  understand  it 
would  be  a  way  for  professors 
to  make  money,  but  I  can't  see  it 
being  something  I  would  subject 
myself  to." 

Wesley  Moore,  a  first-year  en- 
vironmental engineering  student 
at  Carleton,  said  he  believes  the 


transfer  of  intellectual  material 
money  isn't  wrong. 

"It  just  gives  you  an  edge  if  y0ll 
can  afford  it,"  he  said. 

Ethics  aside,  the  usage  of 
website  is  in  violation  of  academy 
law,  according  to  Teres  Scassa,  Cary 
adian  research  chair  in  information 
law  at  the  University  of  Ottawa. 

"For  the  most  part,  it  is  academy 
fraud  to  submit  the  work  of  sortie, 
one  else  for  a  grade,"  Scassa  said. 

"Quite  apart  from  issues  of  p|a. 
giarism,  it  is  simply  representing 
someone  else's  work  as  your  own 
and  that  is  academic  fraud."  q 


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A.s  another  school  year  settles  in,  talk  of 
ident  debt  and  financial  aid  is  circulating 
ce  again. 

Despite  the  rise  in  tuition  fees  in  the  last 
cade,  an  article  in  Vie  Clobe  and  Mail  said 
iny  students  are  graduating  debt-free. 
University  of  British  Columbia  e'conom- 
professor  Paul  Beaudry  said  the  ways 
which  the  media  have  been  reporting  the 
[dent  debt  levels  in  Canada  are  extremely 
sleading. 

Beaudry  said  the  question  regarding  debt 
asked  in  two  ways  and  this  creates  a  prob- 
n  when  looking  at  the  bigger  picture. 
"Groups  like  Statistics  Canada  will  ask 
a  student  has  debt  and  this  is  followed 
how  much.  This  is  done  very  seriously; 
?  problem  is  the  media  is  reporting  them 


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improperly.  If  all  students  had  debt,  the 
way  you  ask  the  question  wouldn't  matter," 
Beaudry  said. 

Rachel  Aiello,  a  third-year  journalism  stu- 
dent in  the  joint  program  with  University  of 
Ottawa  and  Algonquin  College  said  she  has 


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been  using  OSAP  consistently.  She  said  she 
is  not  surprised  that  the  media  has  misrepre- 
sented the  debt  situation. 

"I  have  a  few  friends  who've  graduated 
debt-free  and  the  media  does  tend  to  over-ex- 
aggerate. There  needs  to  be  more  journalistic 
accuracy  and  context  given  to  the  statistics  to 
have  truth  in  numbers,"  she  said. 

Beaudry  said  the  problem  is  that  the  num- 
bers reflect  students  who  are  in  debt;  this  is 
called  taking  a  conditional  average.  He  said 
the  collection  of  average  debt  that  includes  all 
students  is  what  is  missing  from  the  media. 

Conditional  debt  averages  are  $13,600  for 
college  graduates  while  doctoral  graduates 
generally  graduated  with  a  debt  of  about 
$25,000.  Bachelors  and  masters  degrees 
average  a  debt  between  $20,000  and  $25,000, 
according  to  Hie  Clobe  and  Mail. 

Media  spokesperson  for  the  Canadian 
Federation  of  Students  (CFS)  Adam  Awad 
said  he  thinks  it's  definitely  important  to 
look  at  all  statistics  in  context  in  order  to 
fully  appreciate  what  they  mean.  However, 
he  disagrees  that  student  debt  is  being  mis- 
represented. 

"[This  idea]  does  not  provide  informa- 
tion on  the  increase  in  numbers  of  students 
who  take  on  education-related  debt,  given 
that  almost  half  a  million  people  with  Can- 
ada Student  Loan  debt  are  unable  to  make 
any  payments  because  of  living  in  poverty," 
Awad  said. 

"That  number  doesn't  include  all  of  the 
people  who  aren't  on  repayment  assistance 
and  are  struggling  to  make  payments  as  well 
as  stay  afloat." 

Lu  Ann  Pannunzio,  a  recent  graduate 
from  advertising  at  Mohawk  College,  got  her 
diploma  debt-free. 

After  not  being  eligible  for  OSAP,  she  got 
some  assistance  from  her  parents  at  first  and 
started  working  on  campus.  By  her  second 
year  she  worked  two  part-time  jobs,  one  full- 
time  job  and  finished  school  full-time  online. 
She  also  received  funding  from  her  student 
association  and  tuition  assistance  bursaries. 

"It  wasn't  easy  but  it  paid  off.  I  think  be- 
ing rejected  by  OSAP  too  many  times  helped 
motivate  me  to  find  work  and  get  things 
done  for  myself,"  Pannunzio  said. 

She  adds  that  being  out  of  debt  made  it 
more  convenient  to  find  work. 

"1  had  money  saved  up  for  travel  when 
needed.  It  was  a  relief  and  took  away  stress 
that  my  friends  who  were  graduating  with 
debt  were  dealing  with." 

While  mainstream  media  are  taking  a 
closer  look  at  student  debt  levels,  Awad  cau- 
tions that  it  has  enormous  consequences  for 
students,  graduates  and  the  economy  both 
immediately  and  in  the  coming  decades. 

"It  is  important  for  the  broader  commun- 
ity to  appreciate  how  much  of  an  impact  it 
has  on  people's  lives  and  how  easy  it  would 
be  to  address  the  issue,"  Awad  said. 

"By  highlighting  its  impact  on  a  personal 
and  economic  level,  the  media  help  to  make 
this  an  issue  that  politicians  can't  ignore."  □ 


Algonquin  pilots 
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Algonquin  College  has  released  a  new 
mobile  app  that  provides  students  and 
staff  with  instant  information  on  what  do 
in  case  of  a  campus  emergency. 

The  app  is  designed  to  update  staff 
and  students  about  emergency  proced- 
ures and  also  features  a  campus  map, 
bulletins  about  campus  security,  and  an 
emergency  call  button. 

The  app,  which  can  be  downloaded 
for  free  onto  any  Android,  Blackberry,  or 
iOS  device,  is  customized  for  all  three  of 
the  Algonquin  campuses  and  provides 
easy  access  for  users  in  a  "what  to  do  in 
case  of  section. 

While  there  has  long  been  emergency 
procedure  information  around  different 
locations  on  campus,  "it  was  the  natural 
evolution  of  things  to  move  the  same 
sort  of  information  to  a  digital  wireless 
format,"  said  Colin  Bonang,  associate 
director  of  safety,  security  and  emer- 
gency Management  for  Algonquin. 

"There  has  always  been  a  need,  not 
for  the  app,  but  for  new  and  innovative 
ways  to  reach  people  with  information," 
Bonang  said. 

Bonang  said  there  have  been  over 
1,000  downloads  so  far. 

Samantha  Brule,  a  business  manage- 
ment student  at  Algonquin  who  has  yet 
to  download  the  app,  said  the  easy  to 
reach  "Call  Security"  button  on  the  app 
is  incredibly  useful. 

"If  I  was  in  a  hallway  alone  I  wouldn't 
know  who  to  call,"  she  said.  "They  don't 
talk  about  that  in  the  classroom,  they 
don't  say  what  to  do  'if.'" 

Bonang  said  he  hopes  the  app  will 
provide  emergency  procedure  informa- 
tion in  a  different  way. 

"They  may  not  have  had  that  informa- 
tion before  and  now  they  have  it  at  their 
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correct  the  record  regarding  the  Riddell 
agreement: 

1'.  The  role  of  the  steering  committee 
is  to  administer  the  multimillion-dollar, 
multi-year  gift,  and  not  the  academic  pro- 
gram. It  does  not  run  the  program.  The 
committee  does  provide  advice  to  the 
university  in  relation  to  the  terms  of  the 
agreement,  but  it  has  no  authority  over 
the  program.  There  was  some  confusion 
created  by  the  original  wording  of  the 
agreement  regarding  the  role  of  the  steer- 
ing committee,  but  that  has  been  fully 
addressed  and  clarified  in  the  revisions 
that  have  been  approved  by  the  donor  and 
the  university. 

2.  The  membership  of  the  steering  com- 
mittee comprises  two  appointees  from 
Carleton  University  and  two  representing 
the  donor.  The  chair  of  the  committee  is 
approved  by  mutual  agreement  of  the  four 
members.  Currently,  the  chair  is  Preston 
Manning,  who  has  been  instrumental  in 
wanting  to  establish  a  political  manage- 
ment program  in  Canada. 


3.  The  steering  committee  does  not  a 
prove  the  budget  for  the  program  or  the 
awarding  of  scholarships  to  individual 
students.  It  does  oversee  the  annual  flow 
of  money  from  the  Riddell  Family  Charii 
able  Foundation  (RFCF)  as  prescribed  j 
the  agreement,  but  the  program  budget  is 
developed  and  managed  by  the  dean  of 
public  affairs  and  is  approved  by  Carle, 
ton's  board  of  governors. 

4.  The  steering  committee  is  not  part 
of  the  academic  governance  of  Carleton 
University;  therefore,  it  does  not  and  can- 
not have  any  authority  over  the  program 
Only  the  Senate  can  approve  changes  ii 
the  academic  governance  of  the  univer- 
sity. The  political  management  program 
is  housed  within  Kroeger  College  in  the 
faculty  of  public  affairs,  and  it  is  managed 
and  controlled  under  the  overall  authority 
of  the  faculty  of  graduate  and  postdoctor- 
al affairs  and  the  university  Senate  in  the 
same  way  as  every  other  graduate  pro- 
gram at  Carleton. 

For  the  rest  of  this  letter,  visit 
charlatan.ca 

-Peter  Ricketts 
vice-president  (academic) 


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11 

September  27  -  October  3, 2012 
Op/ Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@charlatan.ca 


Take  a  stand  on  CFS 

The  past  month  has  made  it  clear  that  this  year's  Carle- 
,n  University  Students'  Association  (CUSA)  executive 
ill  not  work  with  the  Canadian  Federation  of  Students 
-pS).  But  CUSA  says  it  has  no  concrete  plans  to  launch  a 
impaign  to  pull  out,  or  de-federate,  from  the  CFS. 

Over  the  summer  and  into  the  beginning  of  the  school 
*ar  CUSA  has  boycotted  CFS  meetings  and  campaigns, 
lost  recently,  CUSA  sent  out  an  email  to  the  student 
jpport  centres  asking  them  to  return  any  CFS  posters, 
jttons  and  t-shirts  to  CUSA.  Volunteers  were  asked  to 
0p  wearing  CFS  clothing.  It  was  a  strong  move  to  pull 
ack  material  students  had  already  paid  for  and  had 
egun  using. 

Vice-president  (finance)  Michael  De  Luca  says  the 
tecutive  didn't  campaign  in  last  year's  election  on  the 
romise  to  try  to  de-federate,  so  they  won't  do  it  this  year. 

However,  they  are  doing  practically  everything  else 
,ey  can  to  distance  themselves  from  the  CFS.  If  they 
uly  believe  students  are  standing  with  them  against  the 
FS,  they  should  begin  the  defederation  process.  If  they 
on't  think  students  are  behind  them,  they  shouldn't  be 
iking  away  CFS  materials. 

De  Luca  did  say  defederation  is  a  long-term  goal,  and 
iat  this  year  CUSA  hopes  to  raise  awareness  against  the 
FS  among  students  to  put  a  future  executive  in  a  better 
osition  to  leave.  But  every  year,  students  pay  out  more 
lan  $300,000  to  the  CFS.  The  clock  is  ticking,  and  every 
;cond  costs  us  money.  If  CUSA  truly  believes  students' 
loney  is  being  wasted,  they  should  begin  the  process  of 
laving.  □ 

Lost  in  'Outer  Place' 

On  Sept.  22,  Ottawa  held  its  very  first  Nuit  Blanche, 
n  all-night  festival  where  the  entire  city  is  supposed  to 
ansform  into  a  museum. 

Sadly,  its  outcome  fell  short  of  the  hype.  Or  it  would 
ave,  if  there  was  any  hype  at  all. 

Ottawa  has  a  consistent  tendency  to  have  art  "cliques." 
his  belief  was  accentuated  by  the  disorganized  nature 
E  the  event  as  a  whole. 

Patrons  walked  along  different  ambiguously  defined 
lones,"  with  names  like  "Byward  Zone,"  "Hintonburg 
one,"  "Outer  Place,"  and  "Roaming."  To  the  not-yet- 
rt-literate,  what  does  this  mean  to  them?  It  means  that 
night  spent  at  home  watching  the  Lord  of  the  Rings  tril- 
gy  sounds  much  cozier  than  trying  to  find  scattered  art 
thibits  in  zones  called  "Outer  Place." 

Compare  this  lack  of  marketing  to  the  ubiquitous 
nd  captivating  ad  campaign  of  the  Ottawa  International 
vnimation  Festival. 

This  doesn't  only  affect  the  viewers'  experience  of  Ot- 
iwa's  first  attempt  at  an  event  of  this  scope,  but  to  the 
etriment  of  the  artists. 

Installations  and  exhibits  have  been  planned  for 
months,  to  be  displayed  for  one  night,  and  the  only 
eople  who  find  out  are  those  already  immersed  in  the 
rts  community,  or  those  who  heard  it  by  word  of  mouth, 
'thers  were  even  discouraged  by  the  official  website's 
atastrophic  layout  Although  we  can  give  its  quirky 
'ebsite  credit  for  being  creative,  its  online  medium  is 
°t  the  museum. 

Unfortunately,  in  a  world  where  advertisements  con- 
"°1  us,  Nuit  Blanche  seemed  to  forget  this  basic  tenet  of 
ny  successful  business  venture:  the  power  of  communi- 
ation.  □ 


charlatan  poll 

Is  it  appropriate  for  a  prof  to  breastfeed  during  a  lecture 


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[Some  in  the  Ottawa  community  found  it  hard  to  navigate  the  city' s  first  Nuit  Blanche  festival  —  pg. 


Don't  politicize  sexual  assault  awareness 


Riley  Evans  is  a  second-year  political  science 
student  wfio  says  tiiat  No  Means  No  and  Consent  is 
Sexy  can  work  togetlierjvr  tlie  benefit  of  the  victims 
of  sexual  assault. 


Let  me  paint  you  a  picture.  It  is  the  Monday  of  Consent 
is  Sexy  week,  and  the  party  is  bumping.  The  Carleton 
University  Students'  Association  (CUSA)  area  of  the 
University  Centre  atrium  is  devoted  to  a  sexy  info  fair, 
including  such  organizations  as  the  Ottawa  Rape  Crisis 
Centre,  the  Ottawa  Legal  Clinic,  Pink  Triangle  Services, 
Campus  Security,  The  Coalition  for  a  Sexual  Assault 
Support  Centre,  Foot  Patrol,  and  the  Graduate  Students 
Association.  The  smell  of  sex  positivity  filled  the  air  as 
folks  filtered  through,  talking  to  organization  reps  and 
collecting  free  swag  ranging  from  buttons  to  t-shirts  to 
travel  mugs. 

The  Graduate  Students' 
Association  was  distributing 
material  from  the  Canadian 
Federation  of  Students-creat- 
ed 'No  Means  No'  campaign, 
which  has  become  the  pre- 
dominant sexual  assault 
awareness  campaign  on 
campuses  since  its  creation 
10  years  ago.  It's  a  solid  cam- 
paign with  a  clear  message,  made  by  students  for  students 
to  be  customizable  to  fit  any  campus. 

Of  course,  none  of  of  that  information  managed  to  stop 
CUSA  vice-president  (finance)  Michael  De  Luca  from 
jumping  on  the  war  path.  He  attempted  to  confiscate  No 
Means  No  materials  and  threatened  sanctions  against 
multiple  service  centre  co-ordinators,  but  promptly  left 
after  those  involved  refused  to  co-operate.  Too  bad  he 
came  back  the  next  day  and  threatened  to  write  up  mul- 
tiple co-ordinators  because  one  of  their  handsome  and 
charismatic  volunteers  (yours  truly)  was  running  a  table 
for  them  in  the  atrium  while  wearing  a  No  Means  No 
t-shirt. 

Oh  my  God.  I  cannot  tolerate  this  much  partisanship. 

First  of  all,  De  Luca  is  the  vice-president  (finance). 
Finance.  Could  someone  please  explain  to  me  how  that 
qualifies  him  to  make  judgments  on  social  issue  cam- 
paigns? Nope?  In  that  case,  could  some  one  tell  me  where 


he  gets  off  telling  the  GSA  or  his  service  centre  co-ordina- 
tors what  anti-violence  campaigns  to  use? 

The  obvious  elephant  in  the  room  is  that  De  Luca  is 
targeting  "No  Means  No"  because  it  is  a  CFS  campaign, 
and  he  has  a  vendetta  against  the  CFS.  That  is  an  entirely 
different  issue.  He  is  impeding  sexual  assault  awareness 
during  this  week  and  in  doing  so  is  putting  petty  political 
games  ahead  of  targets  of  sexual  violence.  I  mean,  hon- 
estly. Have  your  issues  with  the  CFS  if  you  want.  They're 
not  perfect.  But  can  you  please  think  critically  and  ana- 
lyze something  before  you  oppose  it? 

A  lot  of  folks  have  this  romantic  attraction  to  the  idea 
of  a  grassroots  campaign,  to  the  degree  where  folks  argue 
that  it's  always  the  best  approach.  This  is  the  case  with 
CUSA  and  its  support  of  Consent  is  Sexy.  Frankly,  argu- 
ing that  one  idea  is  always  the  best  approach  borders  on 
ignorant.  Grassroots  cam- 


Grassroots  campaigns  are  great  but 
they're  not  the  only  valid  option.  The 
success  of  a  campaign  is  not  contingent 
on  the  context  of  its  creation. 


paigns  are  great,  and  a  lot 
of  them  work,  but  they're 
not  the  only  valid  option. 

The  success  of  a  cam- 
paign is  not  contingent  on 
the  source  or  context  of  its 
creation.  It  is  contingent 
on  the  content  of  its  frame- 
work, the  execution  on  the 
ground,  and  the  ability  to 
customize  both  of  the  prior  to  fit  your  environment.  If  the 
content  and  execution  are  strong  and  properly  tailored  to 
your  context,  your  campaign  will  succeed,  regardless  of 
if  it  was  written  in  a  boardroom  or  on  the  back  of  a  chil- 
dren's menu  at  a  diner.  Consent  is  Sexy,  for  example,  is 
not  a  Carleton-specific  grassroots  campaign.  It's  been  run 
in  the  past  at  the  University  of  Ottawa,  as  well  as  other 
post-secondary  institutions  Ottawa-wide. 

No  Means  No  was  designed  with  a  clear,  concise  mes- 
sage, and  with  ample  room  for  students  to  customize 
it  to  your  particular  campus.  It  is  perfect?  No,  but  no 
campaign  will  cover  everything.  What  it  does  is  combat 
the  pressing  issue  of  date  rape  and  sexual  violence  by 
explaining  the  concept  of  consent  in  a  way  that  is  easy  to 
understand.  Partisan  politics  should  never  come  before 
helping  victims  of  sexual  assault.  By  actively  impeding 
No  Means  No  purely  because  it  is  a  CFS  campaign,  De 
Luca  seems  to  be  missing  the  point.  □ 


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Arts 


September  27  -  October  3, 2rj^ 
Arts  Editor:  Kristen  Cochrane*  arts@dmrlatan  ^ 


From  Paris  to  Ottawa:  Meet  Nuit  Blanche 

Ottawa  held  its  first  all-nighter  of  exhibitions  across  the  city.  Julianne  Bruce  has  the  story 


The  art  community  of  Ottawa 
was  booming  until  the  wee  hours 
of  the  morning  Sept.  22  with  Ot- 
tawa's first  Nuit  Blanche  event. 

Nuit  Blanche  is  an  all-night 
contemporary  art  festival  that  ori- 
ginated in  Paris  before  expanding 
to  cities  and  towns  around  the 
world.  Artists  take  advantage 
of  this  event  to  create  street  art, 
exhibit  their  photography  or  paint- 
ings, and  open  up  their  gallery  to 
the  public  from  dusk  to  dawn. 

This  year  was  Ottawa's  first 
time  hosting  Nuit  Blanche.  Art 
installations  and  exhibits  were 
set  up  in  various  different  zones 
of  Ottawa,  including  the  Byward 
Market,  Hintonburg,  Chinatown, 
and  others  scattered  in  between. 
The  event  organizers  provided 
free  shuttles  that  ran  from  the 
Hintonburg  to  Byward  Market 
zones  approximately  every  thirty 
minutes. 

The  event  ran  from  6:22  p.m. 
on  Sept.  22  until  4:23  a.m.  on  Sept. 
23.  Lainie  Towell,  one  of  the  main 


curators  for  the  event,  said  that  the 
random  start  and  end  times  are 
"meant  to  creatively  represent  the 
start  and  end  dates  of  the  event." 

The  theme  of  this  year's  event 
was  "Life  is  Beautiful,"  allowing  for 
many  unique  and  diverse  represen- 
tations of  the  beauty  of  human  life 
and  the  world  around  us. 

"The  theme  "Life  is  Beautiful" 
really  embodies  what  Nuit  Blanche 
is  about;  a  celebration  about  life, 
art,  creativity  and  culture,"  Towell 
said. 

"The  artists  are  really  excited 
about  this.  The  sky  is  the  limit  in 
terms  of  creativity." 

La  Petite  Mort  Gallery  opened 
their  doors  for  their  Working  Con- 
ditions exhibit,  curated  by  John 
Caffery. 

Working  Conditions  created  an 
interactive  environment  through 
the  use  of  massage  therapy,  bur- 
lesque, and  go-go  dancing  to 
reflect  on  those  who  work  within 
the  sex  trade. 

Many  people  had  hesitations 


Babel 

Mumford  &  Sons 
Universal 


Few  could  dispute  that  Brit 
import  Mumford  &  Sons'  debut 
album.  Sigh  No  More,  was  short 
of  folk-rock  revival  brilliance. 

The  2009  release  was  an  awak- 
ening; devoid  of  thick,  glitzy 
bass  beats  or  auto-tuned  electro- 
crooning,  the  London-based 
quartet  turned  back  the  clock  to 
a  simpler  time,  earning  six  Gram- 
my nods  in  doing  so. 

Two  years  later,  lead  vocalist 
and  guitarist  Marcus  Mumford, 
bassist  Ted  Dwane,  keyboardist 
Ben  Lovett,  and  banjoist  "Coun- 
try" Winston  Marshall  have  done 
it  again  with  their  follow-up  rec- 
ord, Babel. 

The  rootsy,  authentic  elements 
that  saw  Sigh  No  More  receive 
critical  acclaim  across  the  globe 
remain  ever  present,  yet  the  crew 
seems  to  have  honed  their  craft  in 
the  past  two  years. 

The  result  is  an  even  more  suc- 
cinct, punchy,  and  wholesome 
record. 


Sticking  with  producer 
Markus  Dravs,  who  produced 
their  previous  studio  effort,  M 
&  S  seem  to  have  developed  a 
unique  sound  for  the  new  record. 

Heavier-hitting  and  gutsier, 
the  tunes  drip  with  tonal  superi- 
ority and  raw  acoustic  power, 
building  on  the  foundation  they 
expertly  constructed  in  their  stu- 
dio debut 

A  rare  jewel  in  modern  music, 
Marcus  Mumford  is  as  contrite 
and  brooding  as  he  is  inspiring 
and  uplifting.  He  might  be  con- 
sidered a  madman  in  what  passes 
for  the  music  industry  today,  as 
he  offers  his  most  naked,  sincere 
musings  for  the  world  to  view. 
The  raw  honesty  and  passion 
evident  in  his  lyricism  is  breath- 
taking! y  refreshing. 

—  Luke  Onenhof 

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The  theme  of  Ottawa's  Nuit  Blanche  was  "Life  is  Beautiful."  1 1  photo  by  Yuko  Inoue 


about  the  content  of  this  particular 
exhibit  and  were  worried  that  it 
would  be  controversial  to  the  audi- 
ence, but  this  didn't  seem  to  be  a 
concern  on  Saturday  night. 


"I've  been  heading  out  to  all 
of  the  events  and  there's  a  good 
variety.  This  one  is  like  a  dance 
party  while  others  are  really  exis- 
tential and  experimental.  It's  a 


good  showcase  of  local  art,  and  I 
certainly  don't  think  this  exhibit 
is  controversial.  Talking  about  the 
sex  market  is  not  controversial 
it's  all  good  consensual  fun,"  said 
spectator  Zaheen  Karim,  a  com- 
munity  health  worker. 

Other  highlights  included  the 
Candy  Chang's  Before  I  Die  wall 
outside  of  the  SAW  Video  Gallery 
Citizens  of  Chang's  hometown, 
New  Orleans,  covered  the  wail 
with  items  from  their  bucket  list 
whether  serious  or  comical. 

Reflected  on  the  wall  of  the 
Rideau  Centre  across  the  street 
from  the  SAW  Video  Gallery  was 
Laura  Taler's  video  of  a  spinning 
top.  Viewers  stopped  to  look  at  the 
video  and  became  mesmerized  by 
its  repetitive,  never-ending  spin- 
ning. 

On  the  front  lawn  of  St.  Brigid's 
Church  stood  Thea  Alvin's  cre- 
ation of  a  shopping  cart  arch. 

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Animation  Festival  goes  glam 


by  Ben  Silcox 


Since  1976,  the  Ottawa 
International  Animation  Festival 
(OIAF)  has  showcased  world- 
famous  films  as  well  as  new  local 
talent.  This  year's  events,  which 
ran  from  Sept.  19-23,  have  been  no 
exception. 

The  OIAF  has  been  expanding 
each  year,  and  this  year  it 
received  a  record  number  of  2,377 
submissions  from  filmmakers  all 
across  the  world,  according  to  a 
press  release. 

The  festival  accepted  101  of 
these  entries,  all  of  which  are  viable 
for  the  festival's  various  awards. 

The  Bytowne  Cinema,  the 
Arts  Court  Theatre,  and  the  NAC 
Theatre  were  among  the  different 
venues  that  featured  OIAF 
screenings. 

The  festival  was  founded  by 
the  Canadian  Film  Institute,  giving 
young  filmmakers  and  industry 
veterans  the  opportunity  to  display 
their  films,  and  network  with  other 
animation  enthusiasts. 

The    OIAF    is    the  largest 


A  still  from  Ottawa  filmmaker  David  Borish's  short  film,  Paper  Man  2,  which 
premiered  at  the  festival.  ||  provided 


animation  festival  in  North 
America,  making  it  an  excellent 
platform  for  Canadian  animators 
such  as  Ottawa's  David  Borish, 
whose  Paper  Man  2  opened  the 
competition  on  the  Sept.  19. 

With  its  expansion,  the  OIAF  is 
beginning  to  change  its  image  as 


"We're  going  for  an  even  bigger' 
more  glamorous  thing,"  Bytowne 
Cinema  manager  Megan  McLeod 
said  of  the  festival's  changes. 

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Lesotho  orphans'  art  reaches  Canada 


Gilbert 


Stephanie  Vizi  has  one  of  the  warmest 
miles  a  person  can  have. 

She's  friendly  and  polite,  and  looks 
ight  at  home  in  the  foyer  of  the  new  River 
uildirtS  on  campus.  Vizi,  22,  is  a  fourth- 
ear  student  double  majoring  in  journalism 
nd  African  studies  at  Carleton. 

She's  also  the  founder  of  her  own  non- 
irofit  initiative,  Persona  Non  Grata. 

persona  Non  Grata  is  the  name  of  the 
10  art  show  Vizi  put  together  that 
^11  display  art  and  photographs  created 
,y  HIV/  AIDS  orphans  in  Lesotho,  Africa 
pronounced  luh-so-toe). 

"It's  my  own  little  initiative,  I'm  not 
ure  where  it's  going  to  go,"  Vizi  says.  "I 
iope  for  it  to  be  an  annual  event.  This  is  my 
ntroductory  one." 

The  profits  from  the  art  show  will  go 
owards  post-secondary  education  for  the 
irphans  of  Rachel's  Home,  the  Lesotho 
)rphanage  Vizi  has  visited  twice  since 
!009. 

On  her  most  recent  trip  to  Lesotho  in 
vlarch,  Vizi  brought  with  her  disposable 
ameras,  crayons,  pencil  crayons,  and  some 
jaint  and  paper  that  was  donated  by  the 
National  Gallery  of  Canada. 

She  believes  her  experience  with 
labysitting  taught  her  how  kids  respond  to 
irts  and  crafts. 

Once  she  reached  the  orphanage,  she 
ed  an  after-school  program  that  taught 


Stephanie  Vizi  hopes  to 


the  orphans'  art  shows  an  annual  event  ||  photo  by  Lewis  Novack 


the  kids  how  to  use  a  different  art  medium 
every  day.  Vizi  decided  to  bring  the  kids'  art 
back  to  Canada  to  sell  as  a  "pay  it  forward" 
mentality. 

She  believes  raising  money  to  send  the 
children  to  post-secondary  schooling  will 
help  end  the  cycle  of  poverty  in  Lesotho. 

"We  hope  that  the  kids  we  finance 
through  school  will  go  back  and  help  other 
kids  and  the  other  people  of  Lesotho,"  she 
explains. 

Fellow  fourth-year  student  Heather 
Burgess,  who  Vizi  calls  her  "support 
system,"  is  both  her  roommate  and  a  helper. 


She  describes  Vizi  as  a  go-getter  who 
never  has  a  moment  of  spare  time. 

"Each  time  it  affects  her  more  deeply," 
Burgess  says  of  Vizi's  trips  to  Africa.  "I  think 
it/  s  really  forced  her  to  get  out  of  her  comfort 
zone  and  really  do  something  not  many 
people  would  do,  [to]  start  a  new  charity." 

There  are  two  major  Persona  Non  Grata 
art  show  fundraisers  coming  soon:  one  in 
Cambridge  Sept.  28  and  one  Oct.  10  here  in 
Ottawa. 

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American  lowlife 

Emma  Konrad  interviewed  Scot 
Sothem,  the  photographer  behind 
Lmvlife,  an  exhibition  documenting 

his  visits  with  sex  workers  in 
southern  California  from  1986-1990. 

Going  for  the  Heart 

Matt  Blenkarn  spoke  to  Anai's 
Mitchell  about  her  songwriting 
over  the  years,  which  evolved 
from  political  issues  to  more 
personal  subject  matter. 

Back  to  Battle 

Nikki  Gladstone  reviewed  the 
Killers'  fourth  studio  alburr 
which  arrived  after  a  four-year 
wait. 

Like  a  *Rollercoaster* 

Calum  Slingerland  spoke  to  band 
members  of  Ottawa-based  the 
Love  Machine,  who  discussed 

their  "recipe"  of  working  together. 


Going  Neutral 


This  week  on  Campus  Style, 
Michel  Ghanem  blogs  about 
two  students  who  get  ready 
for  autumn  by  blending  warm 
neutrals  and  «^»i«hes  of  colour. 


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Men's  hockey 
1-2  on  trip 

The  Carleton  Ravens  men's  hockey 
team  started  the  exhibition  season  with 
one  win  and  two  losses  on  a  road  trip  to 
the  Mari times  Sept.  20-23. 

The  Ravens  opened  the  road  trip 
with  a  3-1  loss  to  the  University  of  New 
Brunswick  Varsity  Reds  in  Fredericton  on 
Thursday. 

After  a  day  of  travel,  coach  Marty 
Johnston  was  happy  with  the  team's  effort. 

"We  gave  up  two  power  play  goals  and 
they  added  an  empty-netter,"  Johnston 
said.  "They  have  been  one  of  the  top 
teams  in  the  league  for  the  past  four  or 
five  seasons." 

Johnston  singled  out  goaltender  Ryan 
Dube  as  the  best  player  for  the  Ravens. 
Nick  Duhn  provided  the  offense  with  the 
Ravens'  only  goal. 

The  Ravens  bounced  back  Saturday  Sept. 
22,  with  a  6-5  shootout  victory  against  the 
Acadia  Axemen  in  Wolfville,  N.S. 

Francis  Dupuis  made  his  first  Canadian 
Interuniversity  Sport  start.  He  made 
multiple  timely  saves  and  stopped  five  of 
six  Axemen  in  the  shootout. 

The  third  period  featured  back-and- 
forth  scoring  which  ended  with  Ravens 
forward  Rvan  Berard  tying  the  game  with 
0.9  seconds  left  in  the  third  period. 

Jeff  Hayes  and  Joey  Manley  scored  for 
the  Ravens  in  the  shootout  to  secure  the 
victory. 

The  Ravens  had  a  quick  12-hour  break 
between  games  with  a  1  p.m.  start  against 
the  St.  Mary's  University  Huskies  Sunday 
afternoon. 

Dube  started  in  goal  for  the  Ravens, 
who  lost  3-1.  Dupuis  came  into  the  game 
halfway  through  the  second  period. 

The  Ravens  faced  a  slow  start,  but  Dube 
made  some  big  saves  and  the  Ravens  had 
a  lead  heading  into  the  second  period. 

"The  second  period  was  our  best  period 
of  the  weekend,"  Johnston  said. 

The  Huskies  scored  first  off  a  bad 
turnover,  then  a  quick  faceoff,  and  added 
an  empty  netter.  Johnston  was  still  happy 
with  his  team's  efforts  throughout  the 
weekend. 

"I  think  we  came  together  as  a  team,  a 
long  road  trip  like  that  helps  a  lot  of  the 
players  bond,"  said  forward  Joe  Pleckaitis. 
"For  the  rookies  it  showed  them  what  CIS 
hockey  is  really  like." 

The  Ravens  were  playing  without  a 
captain  with  the  graduation  of  Brandon 
MacLean. 

The  Ravens  wi  11  notappointanew  captain 
until  the  exhibition  season  is  complete. 

"We  haven't  made  any  decisions  yet" 
Johnston  said.  "We'll  let  the  exhibitions  play 
out  and  see  the  players'  reactions  first." 

—Jamie  Shinfcewsfu 

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Women  fall  to  Gaels 

JAMES  SKERRIT  covered  the  women's 
soccer  team's  4-0  defeat  at  the  hands  of  the 
defending  CIS  champions  Queen's  Gaels 


Men  get  revenge  vs.  Queen's 


bv  Erika  Stark 


An  early  goal  by  defenceman  Christophe 
Laberge-Perrault  ended  up  being  all  it  took 
for  the  Carleton  Ravens  men's  soccer  team 
to  get  their  revenge  against  the  Queen's 
University  Golden  Gaels  Sept.  26  at  Ravens' 
Field. 

"It  was  pretty  sweet  redemption,"  striker 
Andrew  Latty  said.  "Everyone  on  the  team 
knew  how  important  this  game  was.  Now 
we're  on  top  of  the  league  so  it's  basically 
just  ours  to  maintain." 

With  the  win,  the  Ravens  return  to  the  top 
of  the  Ontario  University  Athletics  (OUA) 
East  division  with  21  points.  That's  just  two 
points  ahead  of  the  Gaels,  who  trounced 
the  Ravens  4-0  in  their  last  match  Sept.  16 
in  Kingston. 

"We've  been  waiting  for  this  game 
for  the  past  two  weeks,"  assistant  coach 
Kwesi  Loney  said.  "But  the  guys  came  out 
and  showed  very  good  character.  As  you 
can  see  we  jumped  on  them  very  early  in 
the  game  and  we  were  able  to  hold  onto 
it." 

The  Ravens  enter  the  second  half  of 
their  season  with  a  7-1  record,  and  moving 
forward,  Loney  stressed  the  importance  of 
consistent  performance.  The  Ravens  lost  the 
OUA  quarter-final  last  season  and  are  no 
doubt  hoping  to  avoid  a  repeat  exit. 

"Last  year  was  last  season,"  Loney  said, 
"and  we  went  out  early  in  the  playoffs.  This 
year  it's  a  new  team,  new  faces,  new  energy, 
so  all  you  can  hope  is  that  the  guys  continue 
to  perform  well,  continue  to  develop  and 


The  Ravens  lost  to  the  Gaels  4-0  earlier  in  the  season,  j  |  photo  by  Willie  Carroll 


grow  and  peak  at  the  right  time  for  the 
playoffs." 

Latty  said  the  key  to  their  success  is 
keeping  things  simple. 

"We  went  back  to  basics,"  he  said.  "We 
read  the  play,  read  what  they  were  trying  to 
do,  isolated  them  and  on  top  of  that  we  used 
our  assets.  If  you  stay  to  that  game  plan  then 
you  shouldn't  have  any  trouble." 

Latty,  who  leads  the  OUA  with  11 
goals,  figures  largely  in  that  game  plan. 
He  acknowledged  that  he  has  had  a  "great 


season"  so  far,  but  added  it  comes  with  the 
territory. 

"We  changed  up  the  formation  a  little 
bit,"  he  said.  "I'm  now  at  the  top  so,  when 
you  have  10  great  players  on  the  field,  plus 
seven  on  the  bench  and  they're  feeding  you 
the  balls,  I'm  playing  90  mintutes  and  my 
job  is  to  score." 

The  Ravens  will  look  to  extend  their 
lead  atop  the  OUA  this  weekend  when  thev 
travel  to  Toronto  Sept.  29-30  to  take  on  the 
Ryerson  Rams  and  Toronto  Varsity  Blues.  □ 


Women's  team  1-1  on  weekend 


bv  Jen  Halsall 


charlatan.ca 


The  Carleton  Ravens  women's  hockey 
team  had  another  successful  exhibition 
weekend  Sept.  21-22,  despite  being  short 
several  teammates  against  the  York  Lions 
and  the  Western  Mustangs. 

The  Ravens  started  strong  against  York 
on  Sept.  21,  easily  overtaking  the  Lions  for 
a  4-1  win. 

Despite  the  loss  of  several  players  due  to 
injury,  the  Ravens  pulled  ahead,  winning 
the  majority  of  their  battles  up  the  ice  and 
creating  a  mul  titudeof  scoring  opportunities. 

Shelley  Coolidge,  who  has  been  coaching 
the  Ravens  for  four  years,  said  she  was 
"really  happy  with  how  we  [the  Ravens] 
executed  the  game  plan,"  and  that  "the  team 
made  significant  strides." 

"A  number  of  people  scored.  All  four 
goals  were  scored  by  different  people," 
Coolidge  said.  The  Ravens  outshot  the  Lions 
32-24,  and  won  the  majority  of  the  battles  in 
the  offensive  zone. 

Kelsey  Vander  Veen,  a  four-year  veteran 
defenceman  scored  one  of  the  four  goals  of 
the  game. 

"It  was  an  amazing  game,"  she  said. 
"Everyone  did  everything  right." 

The  four  goals  of  the  game  were 
scored  by  Kelsey  Vander  Veen,  Ainslee 
Kent,  Sadie  Wegner,  and  Victoria  Gouge. 
Tamber  Tisdale  played  net  for  the  game, 
holding  York  to  one  goal  and  stopping  23 
of  24  shots. 

Coolidge  also  noted  the  team's  ability  to 
step  up  and  fill  the  gaps  when  shorthanded. 


The  women  played  York  on  Sept.  21  and  Western  Sept.  22.  ||  photo  by  Carol  Kan 


"The  players  were  playing  in  a  number 
of  different  roles.  Ifs  great  to  see  them 
competing  smart  in  a  number  of  different 
positions." 

However,  the  shortened  bench  did  not  go 
unnoticed  by  the  Ravens  or  their  opponents. 
Saturday's  game  was  marked  by  a  3-0  loss  to 
Western,  with  the  Ravens  fighting  to  catch 
the  Mustangs  throughout  the  game. 

"People  were  a  little  depleted,"  Coolidge 
said.  "But  there  were  lots  of  really  good 
things  about  how  they  played." 


"We  competed  for  pucks,  and  got  some 
good  scoring  opportunities  in  both  games 

Despite  the  loss,  the  Ravens  outshot  the 
Mustangs  29-20. 

Eri  Kiribuchi  played  goal  against  Western* 
stopping  17  of  20  shots. 

"Everyone's  really  exhausted,"  she  said' 
"It's  a  good  feeling.  We  left  everything  °n 
the  ice." 

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15 


Rowing  team  successful  at  Head  of  Rideau 


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the  Carleton  Ravens  rowing  team  took  to 
(he  RideSEi  Canal  Sept.  23  for  their  first  big 
eatta  of  the  season,  battling  rough  winds 
Jnd  st'ff  regional  competition. 

Run  by  the  Ottawa  Rowing  Club,  the 
fiead  of  the  Rideau  regatta  is  unlike  other 
/arsity  sports  tournaments  in  that  it  is  not  a 
jniversity-only  competition.  In  addition  to 
varsity  portions  of  the  event,  there  are 
novice,  junior,  and  masters  divisions. 

There  are  many  different  races  at  the 
■egatta  including  singles,  doubles,  fours,  and 


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for  both  women  and  men.  The  club 


Tirther  subdivides  some  of  these  events  into 
ightweight  and  regular  categories.  Overall, 
40  Carleton  rowing  athletes  competed  in  12 

jvents. 

In  total,  there  were  seven  universities 
rompeting,  including  Clarkson  University 
from  New  York. 

While  having  the  first  event  of  the  season 
in  their  own  backyard  may  have  been  an 
advantage  for  the  team,  the  cold  weather 
and  heavy  winds  posed  a  big  challenge. 

Before  the  event,  Ravens  head  coach  Ed 


40  Carleton  rowers  competed  in  12  events  at  the  Head  of  the  Rideau. 


Fournier  was  optimistic  about  the  team's 
chances. 

"I  think  we'll  do  well,"  he  said.  "It's  hard 
to  know.  Some  of  the  other  schools  are  pretty 
strong  and  we  have  some  strong  athletes  as 
well,  so  we'll  know  after  the  races  how  we're 
doing." 

Fournier  also  said  that  this  event  should 


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act  like  a  stepping  stone  for  the  team. 

"It's  more  of  a  training  day.  We  haven't 
done  anything  special  to  prepare  for  this, 
we'll  start  doing  that  more  later  in  the 
season." 

Sara  McGuigan,  a  second-year  rower, 
competed  in  the  lightweight  women's 
doubles  event. 

"We  really  don't  know  how  we're  going 
to  do  today,"  McGuigan  said.  "We  haven't 
seen  any  of  our  competition  yet,  but  we  are 
hoping  to  do  really  well." 

At  the  end  of  the  competition,  the  Ravens 
hopes  became  realitiesr  Even  though  they 
did  not  have  any  first-place  finishes,  they 
competed  extremely  hard  and  did  very  well, 
especially  for  it  being  the  first  event.  ■ 

"No  firsts  this  time  around,  but  this  was 
our  first  regatta  of  the  season  so  we  have 
lots  of  time  to  improve,"  McGuigan  said, 
following  her  third-place  finish  with  partner 
Ashley  Broadhurst. 

Other  results  for  the  Ravens  include  a 
third-place  finish  by  Matthew  Foumier  and 
Bernard  Charles-Li,  a  second-place  finish 
by  Fournier  in  the  lightweight  men's  single, 
as  well  as  a  second-place  finish  by  Victoria 
Ozimkowski  in  the  lightweight  women's 
single  event. 

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Rugby  team 
wins  first  game 


In  their  first  wn  as  a  varsity 
program,  the  Carleton  women's  rugby 
team  pulled  out  a  close  13-12  victory 
against  Universite  de  Montreal  Sept. 

23. 

"We  were  all  really  excited  to  get 
our  first  win;  not  just  of  the  season, 
but  as  a  varsity  team  too,"  said  Jess 
Harvey,  the  Ravens'  fly-half. 

Winger  Natasha  Smith  got  the 
Ravens  on  the  board  with  an  early  try, 
and  Harvey's  ensuing  conversion  gave 
Carleton  a  7-5  halftime  lead. 

In  the  second  half,  Harvey  kicked 
two  penalties  to  put  her  team  up  13-12 
with  time  running  out,  and  a  missed 
penalty  by  a  Montreal  player  sealed 
the  Ravens'  first  varsity  win. 

Harvey  said  she  was  relieved  to 
make  the  second  penalty  because 
she  redeemed  herself  for  missing  one 
earlier. 

"I  missed  another  one  from  farther 
out  a  bit  before,"  she  said.  "It  felt  great 
to  make  the  kick,  but  I  wouldn't  have 
had  another  chance  if  our  team  didn't 
advance  the  ball  like  we  did.  It  was  a 
team  effort  all  game  and  I'm  just  glad  I 
could  help  us  win." 

Even  though  they  managed  to  get 
the  historic  win  for  Carleton,  Harvey 
said  the  team  still  has  many  things  to 
work  on  going  forward. 

"There's  definitely  confidence  from 
the  win  because  it  meant  a  lot,  but  it's 
all  about  the  process  during  the  game," 
she  said. 

"We  need  to  attack  and  defend 
much  better  if  we  want  to  compete 
with  the  best  teams,  like  Laval." 

Coincidentally,  the  Ravens  will  get 
a  chance  to  test  themselves  against 
Universite  Laval  in  their  next  game 
Sept.  30. 

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News  Editors:  Adella  Khan  and  Inayat  Singh  •  tmi's@clmrlatan.ca 


Kalam  says  education  can  create  peace 


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Kuzvk 


For  Abdul  Kalam,  distin- 
uisheii  scientist,  11th  president  of 
fidia>  arid  speaker  at  the  inaugur- 

Budh  Singh  and  Kashmir  Kaur 
jhahan  Lecture  at  Carleton  Oct.  3, 
,e  three  things  that  matter  most 
n  a  peaceful  society  are  education, 
Vacation,  and  education. 

The  event  was  hosted  by  the 
"anada-India  Centre  for  Excel- 
ence  in  Science,  Technology, 
"rade  and  Policy  at  Carleton. 

From  this  opening  address  to 
lie  full  crowd  at  Porter  Hall,  Kalam 
aid  out  his  three-dimensional  ap- 
iroach  for  a  "prosperous  and 
eaceful  society  on  the  planet." 

The  first  component,  he  said,  is 
iducation. 

He  congratulated  Carleton  on 
ts  success  in  scientific  and  en- 
ineering  research,  in  the  social 
iciences,  and  in  its  international 
msiness,  and  public  affairs  and 
lolicy  management  programs. 

The  primary  stages  of  education 
ire  also  very  important,  especially 
letween  the  ages  of  five  and  seven, 
le  said. 

"Give  me  a  child  for  seven  years 
ind  afterwards  let  god  or  the  devil 
:ake  the  child,"  he  said,  quoting  a 
jroverb. 

The  second  component  of  this 
nlightened  society,  Kalam  said, 
i  the  transformative  power  of 


Eleventh  president  of  India,  Abdul  Kalam  lectured  about  the  importance  of  education  in  creating  a  peaceful  world  on  Oct.  3.  The 
lecture  was  hosted  by  the  Canada-India  Centre  for  Excellence  in  Science,  Technology,  Trade  and  Policy,  j  |  fhoti  >  by  Carol  Kan 


religion  to  promote  good  human 
values. 

He  asked  the  crowd,  "Can  we 
bring  the  spiritual  component 
of  religion  to  bring  peace  to  the 


world?" 

For  the  third  component,  eco- 
nomic development,  Kalam  talked 
about  one  of  his  books,  India  2020, 
in  which  he  describes  a  plan  to 


turn  India  into  a  developed  nation 
by  2020. 

He  said  the  way  to  do  this  is 
"knowledge  connectivity,"  which 
will  uplift  the  quality  of  life  of 


those  below  the  poverty  line. 

When  Kalam  was  elected  as 
president  in  2002,  he  had  the  sup- 
port of  both  major  Indian  political 
parties,  the  Indian  National  Con- 
gress and  the  Bharatiya  Janata 
Party,  and  held  presidency  for  five 
years  until  2007. 

He  told  the  crowd  that  before 
taking  presidency  he  asked  his 
academic  colleagues  —  Kalam  was 
a  teacher  at  the  time  —  whether  he 
should  accept  the  position. 

They  told  him  not  to,  but  he  did 
anyway. 

He  said  he  could  use  the  pos- 
ition to  market  his  economic  vision 
of  India  to  the  government. 

"I  did  it,"  he  said,  to  a  round  of 
applause. 

Kalam,  who  has  many  accom- 
plishments, said  one  of  his  most 
important  is  that  he  has  addressed 
and  inspired  five  million  youth 
over  the  last  decade. 

Indeed,  there  were  many  youdi 
at  Kalam's  Carleton  address,  like 
Kashyap,  12,  who  said  Kalam  was 
very  funny  and  had  good  answers 
for  his  questions. 

His  friend  Amogh  said  his  fa- 
vourite part  was  Kalam's  poem,  "I 
Will  Fly,"  which  he  got  the  crowd's 
help  to  recite. 

The  last  lines  are: 

"I  am  not  meant  for  crawling 

Because  I  have  legs 

I  will  fly."  □ 


Carleton's  annual  butterfly  show  takes  flight 


For  more  coverage . 


Cycling  fundraiser 

Rachel  Gardner  reported 
on  the  Ride  for  Refuge 
fundraiser  on  Sept.  29. 

U.S.  ambassador 
speaks  at  CU 

Tatiana  von  Recklinghausen 

spoke  to  the  U.S.  ambassador 
about  how  the  presidential 
elections  will  effect 
Canadians. 

Wrongfully  convicted 

Chris  O'Gorman  reported 
on  a  wrongful  conviction 
seminar  at  Carleton  Sept.  29. 


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Correction 

Incorrect  information 
appeared  in  a  Sept.  27  -  Oct. 
3  story  on  a  faculty  pav 
hike.  Eighty-seven  per 
cent  of  voters  voted  for 
the  pay  hike,  not  87  per 
cent  of  Carleton  University 
Academic  Staff  Association 
members. 
The  Qmrlatan  regrets  the 
error. 


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October  4  -  October  10  - 


Sowing  the  seeds  for  a  community  garden 


by  David  Le  Quere 


The  Graduate  Students'  Associ- 
ation (GSA)  has  secured  a  piece  of 
land  near  Leeds  residence  on  cam- 
pus to  start  a  community  garden. 

Construction  for  the  garden  is 
starting  as  soon  as  possible  and 
the  GSA  is  looking  for  volunteers 
to  help  in  this  lengthy  process. 
GSA  president  Kelly  Black  said  he 
wants  the  garden  to  be  constructed 
before  snow  starts  falling. 

At  a  meeting  Oct.  2  the  GSA 
held  a  town  hall  meeting  to  discuss 
with  students  what  they  wanted  to 
do  with  the  garden  space. 

The  garden  will  allow  stu- 
dents and  community  members  to 
organically  grow  a  variety  of  vege- 
tables and  plants. 

"It  could  be  flowers  if  they 
want,"  project  manager  Chris  Bis- 
son  said. 

Bisson  said  they  will  give  out 
space  to  grow  on  a  first-come  first- 
serve  basis,  though  there  is  still 
debate  about  whether  the  garden 
will  be  run  on  an  individual  lot 
basis  or  in  more  of  a  communal 
way. 

The  garden  will  be  located  be- 
hind Leeds  residence,  between 
the  P6  parking  lot  and  a  drainage 
swamp.  A  couple  of  areas  were 


The  GSA  held  a  presentation  and  town  hall  meeting  to  talk  about  the  community  garden.  J  |  photo  bv  Kyle  Fazackerley 


considered  before  coming  down  to 
this  more  definite  placement. 

"Leeds  residence  won  over  a 
couple  of  reasons.  A,  it's  really 
sunny  and  B,  the  university  doesn't 
have  any  plans  to  build  anything 
there  in  the  future,"  Black  said. 

The  garden  will  be  not  for 
profit,  since  its  purpose  is  simply 
to  allow  students  some  food  secur- 
ity and  a  knowledge  of  where  their 
food  comes  from. 


"All  1  eat  here  is  junk  food," 
international  business  student 
Leen  al  Jaber  said.  "It'll  be  fun  to 
eat  healthy  for  a  change." 

The  garden  will  include  a  num- 
ber of  features,  including  a  garden 
shed  that  will  harvest  water  into 
a  1,000-litre  bin  to  allow  the  site 
water  self-sufficiency.  Another 
of  the  garden's  features  will  be  a 
herb  spiral  which  will  bring  a  var- 
iety of  growing  conditions.  It  will 


regulate  the  quality  of  the  soil  al- 
lowing the  growing  of  herbs  from 
rosemary  to  basil. 

The  design  of  the  garden  en- 
sures an  optimal  use  of  every 
space  available  for  organic  growth. 
Garden  beds  on  the  slope  will  be 
"terraced  up"  and  separated  by 
wood  pallets. 

"Wood  pallets  are  your  friends," 
Bisson  said. 

This  will  be  an  ecological  way 


of  separating  it  and  will  provi^ 
space  to  grow  plants  vertically 
well  as  on  the  actual  garden  bed 
Bisson  said. 

The  fence  will  be  used  as 
growing  space  for  adequate  p]^. 
as  well.  The  garden  will  also  | 
elude  compost  space  made  outD 
wooden  pallets. 

The  GSA  doesn't  stand  alon 
in  this  venture.  The  Food  Centj 
Aboriginal  Service  Centre,  ax|( 
Ontario  Public  Interest  Res 
Group-Carleton  are  proud  p™. 
ners  of  the  community  garden.  TL 
Food  Centre  and  aboriginal  centre 
will  have  spots  in  the  garden  in 
order  to  let  elders  come  and  teach 
about  medicinal  herbs. 

The  funding  of  the  garden 
coming  from  an  agreement  pU| 
in  place  about  10  years  ago  when 
Carleton  signed  an  exclusivity 
agreement  with  Coca-Cola. 

It  gives  a  percentage  of  salesof 
the  Carleton's  Coca-Cola  vending 
machines  to  student  development 
funds. 

After  a  many  debates  and  dit 
cussion,  the  GSA  was  able  to  obtain 
the  money  to  fund  the  community 
garden. 

"They  contribute  to  the  food  in] 
securities  on  campus,  it's  the  vetj 
least  they  can  do,"  Bisson  said.  Q 


Carleton  grad  makes  water  from  air 


Skulski  wants  his  work  to  solve  "real  world  problems."  1 1  provided 


by  Jenny  Kleininger 


A  Carleton  industrial  design 
grad  is  in  the  running  to  win 
$16,000  in  the  James  Dyson  Foun- 
dation's international  design 
competition. 

Mendel  Skulski's  Out  of  Thin 
Air  (OOTA)  has  made  the  top  100 
for  the  annual  award.  The  device 
he  created  is  capable  of  extracting 
water  from  air  even  in  extremely 
dry  conditions. 

Entering  into  this  contest  was 
something  of  an  afterthought  for 
Skulski.  He  heard  about  the  Dyson 
Award  last  year  in  November,  but 
got  busy  with  his  final  school  year. 

It  wasn't  until  after  he  finished 
the  OOTA  device  and  graduated 
that  he  remembered  the  competi- 
tion. 

"I  was  back  in  Vancouver  and 
realized  the  Dyson  Award  was  still 
open  and  I  entered  it,  because  why 
not?"  he  said. 

Skulski  is  one  of  the  50  finalists 


from  the  initial  700-pIus  applicants. 
The  final  15  will  be  announced 
Oct.  18  and  the  winner  will  be  an- 
nounced Nov.  18. 

Skulski  said  it  all  began  with 
his  interest  in  solving  real  world 
problems. 

"If  I'm  going  to  be  responsible 
for  bringing  more  stuff  into  the 
world  than  I  want  it  to  be  a  point  of 
making  the  world  better,"  he  said. 

Although  he  admires  his  artistic 
colleagues,  he  said  he's  never  been 
creative  and  that's  not  where  his 
passion  lies. 

In  fourth  year,  he  joined  the 
"blue  sky"  group  in  his  studio 
class,  taught  by  industrial  design 
professor  Stephen  Field.  The  group 
focuses  on  designing  objects  with 
technology  so  advanced  it's  still  in 
the  research  or  testing  phases. 

Skulski  said  it  was  Mike  McGuire 
of  Wingspan  Design  in  Ottawa  who 
suggested  he  solve  a  humanitarian 
aid  problem  like  access  to  water  in 
Haitian  refugee  camps. 


"There's  a  growing  contingent 
of  people  that  are  socially  con- 
cerned and  not  monetarily  driven. 
I  think  Mendel  falls  into  that  cat- 
egory," McGuire  said,  who  served 
as  a  design  consultant  in  Skulski's 
class. 

McGuire  said  although  he  sug- 
gested a  sustainability-focused 
project,  it  was  solely  Skulski  who 
responded  to  the  many  fight  de- 
sign constraints  and  successfully 
turned  a  hypothetical  solution  into 
a  plausible  one. 

"He  designed  OOTA  to  be 
very  compact  and  easy  to  repair. 
His  design  really...  takes  advan- 
tage of  the  unique  technology  he's 
found,"  McGuire  said.  "He  was  a 
pretty  smart  guy  before  he  ever 
came  to  Carleton." 

Skulski  came  across  this 
"unique  technology"  with  the 
help  of  research  assistants  at  the 
library.  The  unnamed  material  is 
a  two-layer  plastic  composed  of 
hydrophilic  and  hydrophobic  lay- 
ers and  is  currently  being  designed 
at  the  University  of  Sydney. 

The  way  it  collects  water  mim- 
ics the  arid  Namibian  beetle.  Living 
in  the  world's  driest  areas,  at  night 
the  bug  turns  fog  into  water  by 
condensing  it  onto  its  wings.  The 
plastic  became  the  foundation  for 
Skulski's  project. 

"It's  brilliant.  Getting  the  idea 
from  nature  and  applying  it.  He 
did  a  fantastic  job,"  Field  said. 

Skulski  also  contributed  a  per- 
sonal innovation,  which  came  from 
the  need  to  place  the  technology 


into  a  structure  that  could  properly 
support  it  and  collect  water. 

After  much  trial  and  error,  the 
result  is  a  six-by-10  foot  origami 
structure  able  to  pack  down  into 
two  feet  by  two  inches. 

Skulski  said  OOTA's  compact- 


ness was  a  priority  because  he 
wanted  to  take  as  little  space  away 
from  vital  supplies  Hke  medial 
equipment  in  aid  trucks. 

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CU  grad  found  dead  in  England  fondly  remembered 


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Funny, 


hard-working,  great  roommate, 


tother, 


confidante  and  friend:  these  are  all 


ords  flooding  the  memorial  Facebook  page 
describe  recent  Carleton  grad  Garrett 
|sey-  wn0  Passecl  away  in  Bristol,  England 

Ept.30. 

Elsey  was  in  England  to  start  his  master's 
international  affairs  at  the  University  of 

fistol. 

It  was  his  dream,"  friend  Sylvie  Camp- 
ell  said.  "He  wanted  to  go,  he  wanted  to 
plore,  study,  do  his  master" s  and  take  it 
om  there." 

Campbell  said  she  met  Elsey  while  vol- 
nleering  for  Fall  Orientation  Week  three 
ears  ago,  and  since  then,  he  has  been  like 
'brother  to  her. 

"1  remember  when  we  needed  to  have 
heart-to-heart,  we  would  go  get  Chinese 


Garrett  Elsey  stayed  involved  in  the  Carleton 
community  throughout  his  degree.  ||  provided 


food  at  a  dirty  place  near  his  house,  just 
because  they  had  the  best  Chinese  food," 
she  said.  "It  was  really  dirty,  but  he  didn't 
care." 

Elsey  was  highly  involved  in  the  Carleton 
community.  He  participated  in  Fall  Orienta- 
tion Week  every  year  and  was  a  member  of 
Red  Zone,  Carleton's  booster  club  for  athlet- 
ics. 

Charlie  Nielsen,  another  Carleton  student 
who  knew  him  well,  said  they  met  through 
mutual  friends  but  really  became  close  over 
a  trip  to  Halifax  last  year. 

"He  wore  a  red  morph  suit  the  whole 
time,"  Nielsen  said  with  a  smile. 

Red  was  one  of  Garrett's  favourite  col- 
ours. 

Nielsen  said  if  he  could  describe  Elsey 
with  one  word  it  would  be  "gentleman." 
"That  is  100  per  cent  Garrett,"  he  said. 
Many  people  have  also  written  how  self- 


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less  Elsey  was. 

"Garrett  was  always  there  when  you 
needed  him,"  said  Rob  Tamarchio,  Elsey's 
close  friend  and  roommate  throughout  his 
years  at  Carleton. 

"If  you  needed  someone  to  talk  to,  he  was 
there.  If  you  needed  a  place  to  stay,  it  was 
never  a  problem  and  if  you  needed  money 
he  was  never  hesitant  to  help,"  Tamarchio 
said. 

Campbell  said  every  memory  that  she 
has  of  Elsey  is  great,  from  his  Halloween 
and  Christmas  parties  to  the  little  things  he 
would  do  for  her  birthday. 

Campbell  said  there  is  no  real  way  for  her 
to  describe  Elsey. 

"He  was  just  Garrett,  he  was  everyone's 
best  friend." 

Garrett  Elsey,  a  great  friend,  and,  for 
many,  a  member  of  their  Carleton  family. 
He  will  truly  be  missed.  □ 


Layton  wins  Peace  Award 


Jack  Layton's  wife  Olivia  Chow  accepted  the  award  for  her  late  husband.  1 1  photo  by  Pedro  Vasconcelios 


by  Holly  Stanczak 


Carleton  music  professor  James  Wright 
crafted  a  musical  adaptation  of  Jack  Layton's 
final  letter  to  Canadians  to  commemorate 
the  late  former  New  Democratic  Party  lead- 
er. The  music  was  produced  for  a  ceremony 
when  Olivia  Chow,  Layton's  wife,  accepted 
a  posthumous  Peace  Award  for  her  husband 
at  Ottawa's  city  hall  Sept.  29. 

"Peace,  social  justice,  care  for  our  planet, 
was  what  Jack  was  very  committed  to  all  of 
his  life,"  Chow  said  in  her  acceptance  speech, 
noting  her  husband's  opposition  to  the  wars 
in  Iraq  and  Afghanistan,  missile  defence  and 
nuclear  armament. 

Wright  said  he  was  approached  by  the 
Leading  Note  Foundation  to  write  a  piece 
for  the  10th  anniversary  of  the  Friends  for 
Peace  Day. 

The  foundation  is  an  Ottawa  organization 
that  provides  instruments  and  instruction  to 
children  who  have  not  had  the  opportunity 
to  leam  music,  including  underprivileged 
youth. 

"The  foundation  won  the  Peace  Award 
last  year  and  so  they  were  asked  to  bring  the 
children  back  this  year  to  perform  for  this 
ceremony,"  Wright  said. 

"They  asked  me  if  I  would  adapt  Jack 
Layton's  letter  to  Canadians,  so  I  took  the  'To 
Young  Canadians'  section  of  the  letter  and 


set  it  to  music." 

Wright  said  he  just  "let  the  words  lead  the 
way"  when  composing  the  piece. 

"Really,  what  I  always  do,  especially 
when  writing  choral  music  or  vocal  music 
of  any  kind  is  just  start  with  the  words.  So 
the  words  here  .  .  .  they're  pretty  inspiring, 
you  know,  about  hope  and  optimism  and 
how  love  is  better  than  anger,  hope  is  better 
than  fear  and  with  a  little  optimism  we  can 
change  the  world,"  he  said. 

Ian  Prattis,  founder  of  Friends  for  Peace, 
the  organization  that  presented  the  award, 
called  the  piece  "one  of  the  best  things 
JWright  has]  ever  written." 

Prattis  said  the  group  chose  to  recognize 
Layton  for  "his  endeavours  for  peace  and  his 
particular  orientation  towards  young  people." 

Chow  thanked  Wright  and  the  foundation 
for  their  "great  gift  of  music,"  and  the  young 
performers  for  their  work  in  the  name  of  peace. 

"In  this  world  we  need  more  of  the  har- 
mony you  create  when  you  play  together, 
young  people,"  Chow  said.  "[With]  the  mes- 
sage that  you  sung  about  hope,  optimism 
and  love,  we  can  change  the  world." 

"You've  already  started  doing  that, 
young  people,  you're  already  the  messen- 
gers for  peace  and  for  hope.  I  know  you  will 
bring  more  harmony  to  the  world  with  your 
music  ...  So  on  behalf  of  Jack's  family  .  .  . 
thank  you."  Q 


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Student  denies  'butt  chugging'  claims 


bv  Jonathan  Duncan 


A  student  at  the  University  of 
Tennessee  (UTK)  is  denying  funnel- 
ling wine  into  his  anus  after  he  was 
hospitalized  Sept.  22. 

The  20-year-old  student,  Alex- 
ander Broughton,  was  found 
unconscious  in  his  dorm  room, 
shortly  after  witnesses  say  he  was 
seen  playing  drinking  games,  USA 
Today  reported. 

An  examination  by  the  hospi- 
tal found  that  his  blood  alcohol 
level  was  around  0.448  per  cent, 
five  times  the  legal  driving  limit  in 
Canada.  Hospital  staff  also  found 
evidence  of  sexual  assault 

This  led  police  to  investigate  the 
Pi  Kappa  Alpha  fraternity  house, 
where  they  found  smashed  boxes 
of  Franzia  Sunset  Blush  wine  and 
traces  of  blood. 

When  questioned  by  police, 
Broughton's  cousin  alleged  that 
Broughton  had  undergone  the 
enema,  though  he  later  took  back 
the  statement,  USA  Today  reported. 

Broughton  denied  participating 
in  butt  chugging  at  a  press  confer- 
ence Oct  2,  in  which  his  lawyer 
David  McGehee  said  the  university, 
police  and  media  had  misrepre- 
sented the  story. 

Broughton  had  not  even  heard 
of  the  term  butt  chugging  until  he 
was  brought  to  the  hospital,  McGe- 
hee said. 

"Mr.  Broughton  denies  each  and 
every  allegation  whatsoever  that 


The  student  had  a  blood  alcohol  level  five  times  the  legal  driving  limit  in  Canada.  1 1  photo  illustration  8Y  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


has  been  inferred  that  he  may  have 
been  a  gay  man.  He  is  a  straight 
man.  And  he  thinks  the  idea  and 
concept  of  butt  chugging  is  repul- 
sive," McGehee  said. 

McGehee  said  they  will  taking 
legal  action. 

When  asked  what  actually  did 
happen  that  night,  Broughton  re- 
plied, "it's  a  long  story." 

Students  at  UTK  are  unsure  what 
to  think  about  the  ordeal. 

Although  a  young  man  almost 
died,  the  circumstances  of  the  event 
have  led  to  a  "wow,  are  you  ser- 


ious?" exclamation  from  several 
students,  UTK  student  David  Cobb 
said  via  email. 

Cobb  admitted  that  due  to  the 
large  school  size,  incidents  involv- 
ing alcohol  were  frequent 

He  believes  the  prevalence  of  al- 
cohol incidents  are  partly  to  blame 
for  students'  casual  reactions  to 
these  serious  stories. 

The  practice,  known  informally 
as  "butt  chugging,"  has  seen  several 
documented  cases. 

The  most  severe  incident 
stemmed  from  2004  when  a  woman 


was  charged  with  assisted  man- 
slaughter after  helping  her  husband 
ingest  two  bottles  of  sherry  rectally, 
an  act  that  lead  to  his  death. 

More  recently,  the  practice  was 
featured  in  the  movie  jackass  2, 

"I  didn't  think  anyone  ever  did 
it,  even  on  fraternity  row,  and  hon- 
estly I'm  still  not  convinced  that  it 
actually  happened,"  Cobb  said. 

Several  Carleton  university  fra- 
ternity members  have  expressed 
their  concern  with  the  event 

Matthew  Hutchison,  a  Carleton 
English  student  and  member  of 


Alpha  Epsilon  Pi,  said  he  doesn' 
believe  that  this  behaviour  is  char 
acteristic  of  fraternities  and  hopej 
that  people  don't  think  this  is  how 
fraternities  act. 

"Somebody  just  saw  this  in  , 
movie  and  thought  'I'll  try  that  be. 
cause  he  can  do  it,'"  he  said,  "That's 
all  it  is." 

Huey,  a  Carleton  finance  arid 
economics  alumnus  and  member  of 
Kappa  Sigma  who  would  not  give 
his  last  name,  said  he  thinks  these 
practices  are  giving  students  a  bad 
name. 

"  We  do  hundreds  and  thousands 
of  hours  of  community  service 
we  help  in  the  community,  we  do 
things  for  Shinerama,  but  that  is  al- 
ways overshadowed.  Nobody  ever, 
ever  mentions  that,"  he  said. 

Neither  Huey,  Hutchison,  nor 
Cobb  said  they  had  ever  heard  of 
anything  like  this  happening  in 
their  fraternities. 

The  UTK  chapter  of  Pi  Kappa 
Alpha  will  be  suspended  immedi- 
ately until  at  least  2015,  according 
to  a  press  release  from  the  fraternity 
released  Sept  28. 

"While  there  have  been  some 
sensational  elements  to  the  incident 
that  took  place  on  September  23, 
2012,  the  important  area  of  focus  for 
the  Fraternity  is  the  illegal  and  dan- 
gerous activities  involving  alcohol," 
the  release  stated. 

"This  should  not  be  an  indict- 
ment of  the  136-year  history  of  the 
Zeta  Chapter."  □ 


If  you  thought  the  only  way  to  get  drunk  was  drinking  with  a  glass,  you  thought  wrong. 
Here  are  some  weird  methods  people  have  used  to  get  their  buzz. 


Snorting  vodka 

In  order  to  "intensify"  and 
speed  up  the  alcohol  buzz,  some 
young  people 
have  taken  to 
snorting  it  up 
their  nose. 

At  the  height 
of  its  popularity 
in  2006,  British 
tabloid  Tlie  Sun 
caught  Prince 
Harry  snorting 
shots  with  friends 
while  on  vacation. 

Two  years  later 
Amy  Winehouse 
was  seen  shocking 
her  closest  friends 
with  the  same  be- 
haviour. 

The  BBC  has 
reported  that  this 
fad  was  on  the  rise 
among  young  teens,  and  ran  an 
article  warning  about  the  nega- 
tive side  effects,  which  included 
irreparable  damage  to  the  nasal 
passageways. 


Vodka  eyeballing 

Several  newspapers  have  re- 
ports of  this  phenomenon  over  the 
last  few  years. 

The  trend  involves  young  men 
and  women  pouring  vodka  into 
their  eyes. 

The  fad  is  rumoured  to  have 
started  in  Las  Vegas,  where  wait- 
resses would  take  an  "eye-shot" 
for  extra  tips. 

YouTube  has  thousands  of 
videos  of  people  carrying  on  this 
practice,  which  is  reported  to 
stimulate  a  burning  sensation. 

At  least  one  woman,  Melissa 
Fontaine,  has  done  permanent 
damage  to  her  eye,  the  Daily  Mai\ 
reported. 


Vodka  tamponing 

Since  1999,  stories  have  been 
told  of  young  people  inserting 
vodka-soaked  tampons  into  their 
orifices,  Snopes.com  reports. 

Much  like  "butt  chugging," 
this  practice  relies  on  the  alcohol 
being  absorbed  through  either  the 
vaginal  walls  or  the  anal  capillar- 
ies. 

Snopes  states  that  while  mul- 
tiple news 
1  agencies  have 
covered  the 
phenomenon, 
none  of  them  are 
able  to  cite  a  direct 
source;  all  simply  claim 
that  the  fad  is  on  the  rise, 
r  refer  to  vague  "reports." 
Danielle    Crittenden,  a 
Hufftngtoti  Post  blogger,  de- 
cided to  test  the  theory. 

She  found  that  it  "felt 
like  someone  had  thrown  a  lit 
match  in  there,"  before  conclud- 
ing that  the  entire  process  was 
too  painful  and  inefficient  to  get 
her  drunk. 


Drinking  from  a  shoe 

This  sole-ful  trend  started 
in  1902  at  the  Everleigh  Club,  a 
famous  high-class  brothel  in  Chi- 
cago, according  to  Ken  Schessler's 
book  America:  An  Unusual  Tour  of 
Qiicago. 

As  the  story  goes,  several 
ladies  were  putting  on  a  routine 
for  Prince  Henry  of  Prussia  when 
one  of  their  slippers  flew  off  and 
knocked  over  several  bottles  of 
champagne. 

One  of  the  prince's  friends  no- 
ticed a  little  had  gotten  into  the 
shoe  and  promptly  drank  it,  in  or- 
der to  toast  to  the  "otherworldly 
godliness"  of  the  women  who  had 
lost  it. 

The  rest  of  the  men  in  the  party 
each  took  a  shoe  from  the  iady 
they  were  with,  and  the  Prince 
was  toasted. 


Baby  mice  wine 

This    wine-based  beverage 
contains  around  10  baby  mice 
(maximum  three  days  old)  that 
have  been  drowned  in  a  bottle  of 
rice  moonshine 
and  left  to  fer- 
ment. 

It  is  made  in 
China,  but  sold 
largely  in  Korea, 
where  it  is  tout- 
ed as  a  health 
tonic. 

Cracked.com 
reports  that  if 
shares  simil*jr 
tasting  notes 
with  a  mid^s 
unleaded  sw 
preme  blend 
from  ESSO. 


—jonathon  Duncan 
-graphics  by  Marcus  Poon 


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Credit  transferring  made  easy    A  fast  track  to  med  school 


VERIKA  STARK 


Seven  Ontario  universities  have 
entered  into  a  broad  credit-transfer  agree- 
ent  that,  for  some  students,  could  ease 
^e  transition  between  universities,  ac- 
cording to  a  University  of  Toronto  press 
Mease. 

Students  earning  any  first-year  arts  and 
science  credits  at  one  of  the  universities  will 
t,e  able  to  count  them  as  general  credits  at 
another  university. 

Additionally,  the  schools  have  estab- 
lished course  equivalencies  for  over  20  of 
their  most  popular  courses. 

McMaster  University,  Queen's  Univer- 
sity, University  of  Guelph,  University  of 
Ottawa,  University  of  Toronto,  University 
0f  Waterloo,  and  Western  University  are  all 
participating  in  the  University  Credit  Trans- 
fer Consortium. 

The  program  "will  provide  clarity  and 
enhanced  flexibility  for  students  working 
towards  a  bachelor' s  degree  at  any  of  the 
seven  universities,"  according  to  the  re- 
lease. 

The  consortium  will  enable  students  to 
complete  their  degrees  faster,  according  to 
the  release. 

That's  something  second-year  Carleton 
University  student  Morgan  Jackman  said  he 
would  have  appreciated. 

Jackman  spent  two  years  at  Wilfrid 
Laurier  University  and  transferred  to  the 
University  of  Waterloo  for  a  year  before 
coming  to  Carleton. 

While  this  new  program  would  likely 
be  of  little  use  to  Jackman,  a  commerce  stu- 


dent, if  it  had  been  established  a  few  years 
ago  he  said  that  having  a  similar  program 
in  place  would  make  transferring  much 
easier. 

"Moving  from  Laurier  to  Carleton  was  a 
mess  and  a  half,"  Jackman  said. 

"Laurier  runs  their  business  program 
a  lot  differently  than  Carleton  does,  he 
said. 

"So  after  taking  first-year  business  at 
Laurier,  I'm  now  taking  first-year  business 
[classes]  again  at  Carleton,  because  they 
don't  consider  my  classes  to  be  equivalent." 

Jackman  said  his  economics  classes  trans- 
ferred directly  over  to  Carleton. 

However,  his  first-year  sociology  and 
psychology  classes  from  Waterloo  did 
not. 

So  Jackman  said  he's  stuck  taking  similar 
first-year  courses  he  said  he  feels  he  already 
has  the  requirements  for. 

Jackman  said  having  a  better  credit 
transfer  program  would  have  "been  a  leg 
up." 

"If  I  had  the  opportunity  to  take  advan- 
tage of  it  at  the  time  I  absolutely  would 
have,"  he  said. 

"I  would  definitely  have  more  second- 
year  classes  right  now  and  [it  would  have] 
given  me  more  time  to  focus  on  the  classes 
I  needed  to  make  up  rather  than  ones  I  kind 
of  seem  to  just  have  to  take." 

A  secretary  for  Suzanne  Blanchard,  Carle- 
ton University7 s  associate  vice-president 
(students  and  enrolment)  said  Blanchard 
wasn't  able  to  comment  about  whether 
Carleton  would  consider  entering  into  an 
agreement  like  this  one.  □ 


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Queen's  University  is  introducing  a 
new  program  that  will  offer  a  fast  track  to 
medical  school  for  10  exceptional  Canadian 
high  school  students  annually. 

"We're  planning  on  seeking  out  10 
extremely  bright  and  talented  high  school 
students  who  know  they  want  a  career  in 
medicine,"  said  Richard  Reznick,  the  dean 
of  Queen's  medicine  school. 

The  selected  students  will  partake  in  two 
years  of  undergraduate  study  in  the  faculty 
of  arts  and  sciences,  as  opposed  to  the 
traditional  four  years,  and  then  they  will  be 
admitted  into  the  four-year  degree  program 
in  the  Queen's  School  of  Medicine  according 
to  the  School  of  Medicine's  website. 

The  program.  Queen's  University 
Accelerated  Route  to  Medical  School 
(QuARMS),  is  the  first  of  its  kind  in  Canada 
and  will  shorten  the  amount  of  time  that  it 
takes  a  student  to  get  to  med  school  by  two 
years,  according  to  a  press  release. 

This  accelerated  route  has  been  created 
in  response  to  the  prolonged  amount  of 
time  that  it  takes  for  students  to  become 
physicians. 

"It  takes  about  15  years  to  make  a 
specialist  from  the  time  they  finish  high 
school  and  that's  a  long  time,"  Reznick  said. 

"We've  been  lockstepped  into  our 
traditional  ways  of  accepting  medical 
students.  This  is  about  accelerating  the 
pathway  for  those  who  know  that  they  want 
to  be  a  physician." 

Reznick  said  this  program  is  also  in 
response  to  dated  methods  of  training. 

"We're  going  to  make  our  mark  on 
developing  and  analyzing  new  methods  of 
training  for  our  healthcare  professionals  of 
the  future,"  he  said. 

The  program  will  be  used  as  a  valuable 
recruitment  tool  by  the  university,  Reznick 
said. 

"We're  interested  in  attracting  the  very 
best  and  brightest  students  and  hopefully 
we  will  attract  a  unique  set  of  extremely 
talented  students,"  he  said. 

To  make  up  for  the  decreased  amount 
of  undergraduate  study,  the  program 
will  consist  of  "experiential  learning 
opportunities"  according  to  the  school's 
website. 

Reznick  was  unable  to  give  any  specific 
examples  of  what  these  opportunities  may 


entail  but  did  provide  a  broad  overview. 

"These  will  be  things  like  observerships," 
Reznick  said.  "Learning  how  to 
communicate  with  patients,  learning  some 
of  the  aspects  of  professionalism,  learning 
about  interpersonal  education  as  it  relates 
to  the  interaction  of  the  health  profession." 

As  an  aspiring  med  school  student  at 
Queen's,  undergraduate  Spin  Yonus  said  he 
finds  this  new  program  fascixiating. 

"I  think  tfs  an  intriguing  idea.  In  places 
like  Ireland,  people  can  go  straight  to  med 
school  after  high  school  and  don't  need  a 
four-year  undergrad." 

He  said  if  given  the  chance,  he  would 
make  use  of  the  opportunity  but  he  would 
be  wary  of  the  possible  negative  aspects. 

"I  think  I  would  take  off  the  two  years 
because  I'd  rather  spend  six  years  to  become 
a  doctor  than  eight.  Although,  maybe  the 
two  extra  years  are  good  for  maturity  and 
maybe  deciding  that  the  medical  field  isn't 
right  for  you." 

The  prospective  students  must  be 
nominated  for  the  Chancellor's  Scholarship 
and  submit  a  supplementary  application 
which  will  be  considered  by  the  QuARMS 
admission  committee. 

From  a  group  of  300,  40-50  students 
will  be  selected  to  take  part  in  an  interview 
conducted  by  the  committee.  Then  in  early 
May,  the  10  students  will  be  selected. 

Both  the  Ontario  Medical  Association 
and  Canadian  Medical  Association  stated 
that  they  were  not  in  a  position  to  comment 
on  the  program.  Q 


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Features 


1 1 4  in  seek 

to  chic 


by  Clare  Bonnyman 

Geek  has  turned  chic. 

The  nerd  world  has  undergone 
a  massive  makeover,  and  in  the 
meantime,  conquered  mainstream 
media.  Previously  identified  by  horn- 
rimmed glasses,  suspenders,  and  a 
high  stack  of  textbooks,  the  nerds  of 
today  barely  resemble  the  nerds  of 
the  golden  years. 

From  Urkel,  the  nerdy  comic  re- 
lief from  the  hit  80's  show  Family 
Matters  with  his  nasal  voice  and 
memorable  dance  moves,  to 
Tony  Stark's  super-smart,  suave, 
lady-killing  ways,  the  image  of 
geekiness  has  been  drastically 
transformed. 

"Nobody's  getting  stuffed  in  lock- 
ers for  being  a  fan  of  comic  books 
anymore,"  said  Rob  Spittall,  owner 
and  of  The  Comic  Book  Shoppe. 

"In  the  past  five  years  I've  gone 
from  a  large  to  an  extra-large  shirt 
being  the  best  selling  to  a  small  or 
medium  ...  The  stereotype  of  [be- 
ing a  geek]  and  the  clientele  are 
changing.  Many  will  declare  them- 


selves as  a  geek  or  nerd  as  they're 
coming  through  the  door  .  .  .  none 
of  them  fit  the  high  school  defin- 
ition of  it." 

The  Comic  Book  Shoppe  —  which 
turned  13  years  old  this  summer 
—  is  noticing  a  more  widespread 
demographic  than  ever,  Spittall  said. 

"Personal  trainers,  ravers,  suits... 
[We've  got  a]  little  bit  of  everything 
coming  in  the  door  and  all  of  them 
will  declare  themselves  a  geek  or  a 
nerd  .  .  .  the  lines  and  the  definition 
of  that  have  definitely  blurred  from 
what  it  was". 

But  what  has  caused  this  sudden 
shift  to  nerd  pride?  Shows  like  The 
Big  Bang  Theory  "have  made  it  more 
socially  acceptable,"  Spittall  said. 

Ian  Nagy,  a  former  Carleton 
professor  who  specializes  in  pop 
culture,  said  he  feels  the  same  way. 

"Shows  [like  The  Big  Bang 
Theory]  really  demonstrate  the  sort 
of  'mainstream'  or  common  place 
of  geeks  within  modern  pop  culture 
.  .  .  [The  geek]  has  not  changed  so 
much,  how  society  has  reacted  to 
the  geek  has  changed." 


Films  are  the  best  explanation 
for  this  change,  Spittall  said. 

But  Hollywood's  new  love  of 
comics  is  making  geek  culture 
more  than  acceptable;  it's  becom- 
ing something  successful. 

According  to  boxofficemojo.com, 
Marvel's  The  Avengers  raked  in  over 
$  1.5  billion  worldwide,  and  shat- 
tered records  as  the  fastest  movie 
every  to  surpass  the  100,  150,  and 
200  million  dollars  markers  dur- 
ing opening  weekend.  With  Marvel 
in  the  works  to  produce  even  more 
movies  and  sequels  in  the  future, 
one  has  to  wonder;  why  the  comic 
book  obsession?  Spittall  said  for  the 
most  part  it's  just  convenience. 

"When  you  look  at  a  comic  book 
you've  got  your  basic  script  done, 
your  character  design,  your  story- 
boards  are  done,"  he  said. 

"Now  all  they  have  to  do  is  shoot, 
and  cast  it...  comic  book  movies 
help  [Hollywood]  progress  things 
a  little  bit  faster .  .  .  They've  got  a 
prepackaged  movie." 

But  the  geeks  aren't  just  ruling 
the  box  office;  now  they're  tak- 
ing over  the  award  shows  too.  The 
Big  Bang  Theory,  Chuck  Lorre's  hit 
show  about  three  physicists,  an 
engineer  and  a  blonde,  has  been 
racking  up  awards  since  it  started 
in  2007.  The  show,  now  on  its  sixth 
season,  has  garnered  18  Emmy 
nods  and  two  wins,  a  Golden  Globe 
and  two  nominations,  and  numer- 
ous other  accolades,  according  to 
IMDb. 

Lars  Konzack,  a  Danish  game 
studies  theorist,  wrote  a  paper  about 
geek  culture  entitled,  "Geek  Culture: 
The  3rd  counter  culture."  In  it,  he 
said  that  geek  culture  is  at  its  heart 
an  intellectual  movement. 

"It  has  something  to  do  with  Star 
Trek  but  certainly  not  anything  to 
do  with  sports,  music,  fashion  and 
food,"  he  said  in  the  paper. 

"One  might  have  argued  earlier 
that  [geek  culture  was]  obscure, 
but  nowadays  seems  to  represent 
mainstream." 


His  paper  follows  geek  culture 
from  its  beginnings  to  today,  in 
light  of  rapidly  advancing  technol- 
ogy, where  Konzack  remarks  that 
"geek  culture  is  mixing  fun  with 
substance,  rapidly  changing  how 
culture  and  aesthetics  are  per- 
ceived in  our  society." 

So  have  the  geeks  won?  Spittall 
said  he  thinks  so. 

"The  introverted  comic  geeks 
are  now  the  multimillionaires  lead- 
ing these  new  corporations  .  .  .  that 
have  the  power.  Some  of  them  took 
their  dedication  to  heart  and  said,  'I 
can't  train  my  body  like  he  did  but 
I  can  train  my  mind  and  I'm  going 
to  succeed,"  he  said 

Based  on  the  upcoming  The 
Avengers  2,  Iron  Man  3,  and  Cap- 
tain America  sequel  coming  out  in 
the  next  few  years,  it  doesn't  look 
like  the  geek  world  plans  to  slow 
down. 

You  could  say  it's  on  a  mission, 
to  explore  strange  new  worlds;  to 
seek  out  new  life;  new  civilizations; 
or  to  boldly  go  where  no  fan  has 
gone  before. 


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October  4  -  October  10,  2012 
Features  Editor:  Oliver  Sachgau*  Jkatures@charlatan.ca 


What's  In 

a  label? 


by  Bianca  Pettinaro 


geek 


If  you're  not  a  hipster, 
or  jock,  you're  a  bro,  woo-girl, 
or  loner. 

The  point  is,  you're  always 
something. 

When  labelled,  people  stop 
being  people  and  become 
stereotypes. 

As  disturbing  as  that 
'^formation  is,  it  reflects  what 
really  happens. 

People  have  always  been 
automatically  assigned  to  a 
specific  social  group. 

This  social  concept  has 
become  so  common  that 
everyone  seems  to  blindly 
accept  whichever  label  they 
nave  been  "assigned"  and  leave 
't  at  that. 

„  The  question  isn't  so  much 
wnich  group  am  I  a  part  of?" 
I^her  than  "why  am  I  a  part  of 

Stereotyping  is  a  systematic 
Way  in  which  people  judge  and 
categorize  others  based  on  a 


variety  of  factors. 

It  is  a  way  of  remembering 
individuals  based  on  certain 
traits  which  they  share  with 
others. 

People  who  share  these  traits 
are  grouped  together  to  help 
others  remember  them. 

The  word  stereotype 
itself  stems  from  the  Greek 
words  "stereos"  and  "typos," 
quite  literally  meaning  "solid 
impression." 

Warren  Thorngate,  .  a 
psychology  professor  at  Carleton 
argues  that  labelling  is  a  trait 
that  seems  to  be  hard-wired  into 
people. 

He  says  the  process  and 
mentality  behind  stereotyping 
people  has  very  legitimate 
psychological  reason. 

Thorngate  relates  the 
limitations  of  short-term 
memory  to  the  need  to 
stereotype  others. 

"We  either  don't  have  enough 
information  to  judge  people 
as  themselves  or  we  lack  the 
attention  span  to  absorb  all  that 
information  and  make  separate 
pieces  of  information  for 
everybody... we  have  to  simplify," 
he  said. 

He  argues  that  labels  are 
absolutely  necessary  in  life 
and  that  stereotypes  are  not 
necessarily  negative  things. 

Stereotypes  can  become 
negative  due  to  two  common 
mistakes,  according  to 
Thorngate. 

The  first  reason  being  error  of 
exclusion. 

Which  Thorngate  said  is 
making  the  mistake  of  "labelling 
[an  individual]  as  someone  I'm 
not  going  to  trustor  give  rewards 

to."  f 
The  second,  being  error  of 
inclusion,  which  is  making  the 
mistakeof"labelling[anindividual] 
as  a  trustworthy  person.. .and 
discovering  later  that  you  made  a 


mistake,"  he  said. 

That  is  the  danger  of 
labelling  people:  it's  possible 
to  be  wrong  when  making 
assumptions. 

This  leads  to  many  inaccurate 
judgments  of  character, 
and  sometimes,  inaccurate 
judgments  of  an  entire  group  of 
people. 

Most  often,  labels  and 
stereotypes  are  developed  by 
listening  to  other  people  and 
taking  their  ideas  as  fact. 

The  media  are  the  most 
influential  sources,  as  they  have 
the  potential  to  reach  out  to  so 
many  people  in  such  a  short 
period  of  time. 

This  has  an  immense 
impact  on  these  common 
misconceptions,  moulding 
the  beliefs  and  ideas  of 
almost  everyone  exposed 
to  it,  through  the  power  of 


suggestion. 

If  a  certain  stereotypical 
group  of  people  —  no  matter  of 
what  size  —  is  seen  as  comedic 
or  interesting  in  the  media. 

Afterwards,  the  new 
stereotype  is  formed  that  is 
probably  as  distorted  as  the 
old  stereotype,  Thorngate 
said. 

Whether  stereotypes  are 
legitimate  or  not,  we  cannot 
escape  their  existence  or 
power. 

We  can't  get  through  life 
without  them  and  we  can't  do 
much  to  manipulate  them. 

It  seems  as  if  being  known  as 
an  individual  these  days  is  nearly 
impossible. 

It  appears  that,  at  least 
psychologically  stereotypes  are 
here  to  stay.  ® 

—photosby  Pedro  Vasconcellos 


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October  4  -  October  10, 2^ 


CUSA  decision  to  reject  No  Means  No  'not  politically  motivated' 


RE:  "Sexual  assault  awareness  is  more 
important  than  playing  politics,"  Sept.  26, 
2012 

Over  the  past  few  weeks  the  Canadian 
Federation  of  Students  (CFS)  has  been  dis- 
cussed at  length  in  the  Qiarlatan  and  among 
Carleton  students.  It  is  my  hope  to  take  this 
opportunity  to  clarify  the  Carleton  Univer- 
sity Students'  Associetion's  (CUSA)  position 
with  regard  to  the  CFS. 

Contrary  to  the  claims  of  many,  our  dis- 
like of  the  CFS  is  not  politically  motivated. 
It  is  motivated  by  a  history  of  corruption, 
undemocratic  behavior  and  profiteering 
off  the  students  that  has  become  increas- 
ingly present  in  the  CFS  since  its  founding 
at  Carleton  in  1981. 

In  order  to  leave  the  CFS,  CUSA  must 
hold  a  referendum.  This  makes  sense:  stu- 
dents should  hold  the  ultimate  power  to 
decide  whether  or  not  they  wish  to  be  mem- 
bers. Unfortunately,  the  CFS  has  consistently 
shown  that  they  have  no  interest  in  giving 
students  that  power. 

In  2009,  Carleton  students  delivered  pe- 
^itiiiiJiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiitiiiiii 

|  comments  on 
|  charlatan.  ca| 

|  RE:  "Letter:  Sexual  assault  awareness  | 
|  is  more  important  than  playing  pol-  | 
|  itics/'  Sept.  26,  2012  | 

|  Just  wondering  where  all  the  arti-  | 
|  cles  written  by  non-CUSA  executives  | 
|  are  that  support  anything  they  have  | 
|  done?  It  would  seem  that  this  years'  | 
|  executive  are  pulling  a  classic  CFS  = 
|  move  of  not  actually  listening  to  the  | 
|  people  they  are  there  to  represent.  | 
|  And  just  to  add  since  I  know  this  is  | 
§  coming...  all  the  negative  comments  to  | 
|  follow  are  either  from  CFS  staffers  or  1 
|  GSA  members...  no  idea  who  will  say  | 
|  that...  but  it  is  always  much  easier  tak-  § 
|  ing  the  cowardly  approach  of  trying  = 
I  to  discredit  people  instead  of  actually  = 
|  sticking  up  for  the  choices  you  make.  % 

1  -  Gary  Bazdell  \ 

§  Posted  on  Sept.  26,  2012  | 

|  So  far  this  year  the  CUSA  execu-  1 
|  tives  have  saved  students  money  on  | 
|  their  health  plan,  made  considerable  1 
|  improvements  to  the  student-run  1 
|  businesses  &  other  student  space,  | 
|  in  terms  of  financial  aid  they  have  | 
|  brought  in  new  scholarship  funds  for  1 
|  students,  created  more  on-campus  | 
|  jobs,  have  begun  the  process  of  get-  1 
1  ting  the  students  a  fall  reading  week  | 
|  (as  promised),  and  have  also  begun  to  1 
|  distance  themselves  from  the  nations'  | 
|  most  partisan  student  federation.  It's  1 
1  only  September,  so  thank  you  to  the  f 
|  CUSA  executive  for  doing  more  for  | 
|  students  in  5  months  than  has  been  f 
=  done  in  the  past  5  years. 

|  -  Gina  Parker,  1 
i  Posted  on  Sept.  26,  2012  1 
TiiiJiiiiiimiiiiii  mum  in  mimm  iimiiiiiiiiiiiimfr 


titions  to  the  CFS  offices  with  more  than 
enough  signatures  to  trigger  a  referendum. 
At  that  time,  I  was  actively  working  against 
these  students  who  wanted  to  leave  the  CFS. 
I  believed  the  CFS  was  working  for  students, 
not  against  them,  I  believed  in  what  the 
CFS  stood  for  and  I  believed  that  the  CFS 
would  ultimately  let  students  vote  on  mem- 
bership when  the  petitions  were  delivered 
requesting  one- 
Three  years  later,  the  CFS  continues  to 
deny  Carleton  students  the  right  vote  on 
whether  or  not  they  wish  to  remain  members. 
In  addition,  the  CFS  is  currently  involved 
in  lawsuits  with  at  least  six  students'  asso- 
ciations who  held  successful  referendums  to 
leave  the  CFS.  Instead  of  working  with  these 
associations,  we  are  helping  to  fund  lawsuits 
against  them  through  our  membership  in 
the  CFS.  This  is  not  the  student  movement 
that  I  believe  in,  that  I  fought  for  and  who 
has  used  my  picture  in  their  ads  and  litera- 
ture for  the  past  two  years. 

The  trouble  with  the  CFS  becomes  par- 
ticularly clear  when  you  compare  them  to 
the  Association  pour  une  solidarity  syndi- 


Overheard  at  Carleton 


(In  Southam  Hall) 

Guy  1:  That  guy  in  the  fourth  row 
looks  like  a  girl  I  slept  with. 
Guy  2:  So  you  slept  with  a  dude? 
Guy  1:  No!  Just  a  manly  girl.  Her 
caresses  were  like  punches. 

99  9 

Guy:  I  used  to  have  to  take  crushed- 
up  pills.  Was  like  I  was  a  crack 
addict.  Loved  it! 

999 

Girl:  Whenever  someone  describes 
themselves  as  cosmopolitan  I  think 
of  neopolitan  ice  cream.  Then  I  get 
hungry. 

999 

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effective  student  organization  in  Quebec. 
The  annual  membership  fee  for  ASSFJ  is  $1.50 
—a  fraction  of  the  $15.40  that  each  Carleton 
student  pays  to  the  CFS  every  year.  To  leave 
ASSE,  students  must  simply  hold  a  vote  at 
their  own  school,  using  their  own  rules.  To 
our  knowledge,  no  litigation  has  ever  arisen 
as  a  result  of  a  school  deciding  to  leave. 

Our  decision  to  remove  CFS  material 
was  not  because  we  think  the  material  is 
inherently  bad.  It  is  because  we  think  the 
organization  behind  the  material  has  lost  its 
way.  1  believe  in  fighting  for  lower  tuition 
fees,  sexual  assault  awareness  and  improved 
conditions  for  international  students.  I  want 
to  stand  with  an  organization  that  represents 
the  student  movement  and  works  with  stu- 
dents to  these  ends.  Unfortunately,  the  CFS 
is  no  longer  that  organization.  They  have 
become  too  obsessed  with  control.  Instead 
of  helping  to  foster  a  positive  atmosphere 
on  campus,  they  will  choose  to  pit  student 
against  student,  community  against  com- 
munity and  divide  our  campus  before  giving 
up  that  control. 


Similarly,  our  decision  to  go  with  ^ 
Consent  is  Sexy  campaign,  instead  of  the  \ 
Means  No  campaign  was  not  out  of  a  dislj^ 
for  the  No  Means  No  campaign.  It  was  si^, 
ply  to  demonstrate  to  Carleton  students  th^ 
we  do  not  need  the  CFS  to  implement  sex. 
ual  assault  awareness  campaigns.  In  fact, 
believe  the  message  and  content  of  Conse^ 
is  Sexy  is  superior  to  No  Means  No,  despj^ 
being  less  expensive  and  locally  organized 

We  admit  that  we  are  not  perfect,  tyt 
have  made  mistakes  along  the  way.  We  have 
not  properly  communicated  why  we  havt 
made  some  of  the  decisions  we  have  made. 
For  that,  we  apologize. 

CUSA  has  relied  on  the  CFS  for  decade? 
and  in  our  move  away  from  that  reliance 
there  have  and  will  be  bumps  along  (he 
way.  But  it  will  inevitably  lead  to  a  stronger 
student  association  that  is  more  responsive 
to  needs  on  our  campus,  less  expensive  for 
students  and  more  effective  at  advocating 
for  our  students'  interests. 

-  Fatima  Hassan, 
CUSA  vice-president  (student  service) 


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Dear  Brown  Eyes, 

From  the  moment  we  met  I 
knew  that  your  Jonas  Brothers 
hair  and  ironic  plaid  shirt  were 
gonna  rock  my  world.  I  love  you 
more  than  you  love  V  for  Ven- 
detta. You  make  me  melt  more 
than  the  cheese  that  you  put  on 
eveiything.  I  love  you  and  your 
white  boy  dance  moves.  Holler 
when  you  read  this! 

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Opinions/Editorial 

Students  want  flexibility 

Last  week,  seven  Ontario  universities  announced  a 
,evv  program  that  will  let  students  transfer  first-year  gen- 
ial arts  and  sciences  credits,  and  Carleton  wasn't  one  of 
iem- 

McMaster,  Waterloo,  U  of  T,  Guelph,  UOttawa,  West- 
,rn  and  Queen's  have  all  agreed  on  common  standards, 
Opening  up  the  chance  for  their  students  to  switch 
chools,  move  back  home,  or  work  during  the  summer 
fjthout  wasting  time  and  money. 

Carleton  students  could  benefit  from  being  a  part  of 
he  program.  Some  are  forced  to  transfer  because  of  per- 
0nal  or  family  situations.  Others  change  their  program, 
j,d  want  to  go  to  a  school  that  specializes  in  what  they 
»ant  to  study. 

Also,  not  being  a  part  of  the  program  could  harm 
"arleton's  recruitment  levels. 

Many  potential  students  want  flexibility.  Those  com- 
ng  from  around  the  country  to  Ottawa  might  choose  the 
jniversity  of  Ottawa  over  Carleton  simply  because  of 
he  greater  freedom  to  transfer  later.  Carleton's  admin 
sn't  saying  why  they're  not  a  part  of  the  program.  Maybe 
hey  wanted  to  join,  but  weren't  allowed  or  asked  by  the 
ither  schools.  There  could  well  be  good  reasons  for  our 
bsence. 

Regardless  of  whether  we  had  a  choice  in  the  matter  or 
lot,  Carleton  should  be  actively  working  to  keep  up  with 
whatever  changes  are  happening  in  the  world  of  post- 
econdary  education. 

We  can't  afford  to  fall  behind.  □ 

GSA  garden  has  potential 

The  community  garden  project  being  put  forward  by 
ie  Graduate  Students'  Association  (GSA)  is  a  great  move 
df  students,  and  Carleton  should  look  into  supporting 
tore  projects  like  it. 

The  university  did  a  great  thing  in  giving  the  GSA  the 
jid  that  will  be  used  for  the  garden  instead  of  renting  it 
i  the  GSA,  as  the  project  will  benefit  students  in  many 
ifferent  ways.  Some  of  the  food  grown  will  benefit  stu- 
ents  that  rely  on  the  food  centre.  These  students  will 
ow  be  able  to  get  food  that  is  not  only  local,  but  grown 
ght  on  campus.  It  is  the  ultimate  in  sustainable  agri- 
ilture. 

The  garden  is  an  important  lesson  in  food  sovereign- 
There  is  a  big  disconnect  between  people  and  their 
iod  —  most  people  will  never  know  where  their  food 
grown.  When  you  go  to  the  supermarket  or  restaurant 
>u're  eating  food  that  somebody  had  to  grow  and  main- 
lin. 

The  garden  lets  students  see  where  their  food  comes 
om  and  exactly  how  much  work  goes  into  maintaining 
'en  a  small  patch. 

There.are  also  benefits  for  the  students  that  will  be 
'orking  the  garden,  as  it  can  provide  a  therapeutic  outlet 
ir  stressful  days. 

This  program  has  incredible  potential. 

The  food  could  be  sold  to  restaurants  and  places  at 
arleton,  so  that  students  have  dining  options  that  include 
ically  and  sustainably-grown  food.  Other  universities 
e  already  doing  this.  For  example,  the  University  of 
Wish  Columbia  has  a  farm  that  sells  some  of  its  food  to 
"tions  at  the  university. 

The  community  garden  at  Carleton  presents  an  incred- 
e  opportunity  to  do  the  same.  □ 


11 

October  4  -  October  10,  2012 
Op/Ed  Editor:  Tom  Ruta  •  oped@cliarlatan.ca 


| Geek  culture  has  gone  from  traditional  geek  to 


CU  should  put  quality  of  education  first 


|enn  Jefferys  is  a  tliird-year  communications 
and  women's  and  gender  studies  student  who  says 
Carleton  sliould  focus  less  on  increasing  enrolment 
and  more  on  students  already  on  campus. 


charlatan  poll 

you  ever  consumed  alcohol  through  any  body  part  other  than  yout  moulh? 

lail  Intii;  li  it  approprtaU  lo<  .1  iirol  lo  breMtfud  during  a  leiturr? 
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After  multiple  words  exchanged  with  an  assortment  of 
my  peers,  faculty,  teaching  assistants  and  colleagues  across 
campus,  here  I  find  myself  venting.  I  have  a  bone  to  pick  with 
Carleton  University  for  its  current  policies  and  financial  pri- 
orities. 

Now,  many  of  us  as  undergrads  are  aware  of  corporate 
powers  that  be.  We  exist  in  a  globalized  world  with  a  highly 
competitive  market  sphere  —  something  that  I  believe  can 
make  for  an  exciting  and  wonderful  social  climate.  It  helps 
create  coalitions,  peace-building,  and  cross-cultural  educa- 
tion. It  is  also  the  reason  many  of  us  at  Carleton  have  so  many 
incredibly  ambitious  plans  to  make 
the  world  a  better  place  when 
we  graduate! 

However,  what  I  believe  is 
unacceptable,  is  the  over-cor- 
poratization  of  the  university 
campus  seems  to  be  evolving. 
Private  post-secondary  institu- 
tions like  Carleton  are  businesses 
in  and  of  themselves.  Why  do 
you  think  they  spend  so  much 
money  branding  themselves  to 

catch  your  attention  —  for  example,  CU  Learn  and  calling 
the  school  "Canada's  Capital  University"  —  while  lowering 
entrance  averages  to  increase  enrolment  and  keep  populating 
the  campus? 

Carleton  president  Roseann  Runte  boasts  on  Carleton's 
website  about  the  accessibility  to  the  greenery  here,  the  Ride- 
au  Canal,  and  the  Parliament  buildings  among  other  things. 
The  reality  is  that  the  school  wants  our  money.  Without  it, 
as  an  institution,  the  university  would  cease  to  exist.  It  costs 
upwards  of  $40,000  in  our  fair  province  of  Ontario  to  rock  a 
hill  undergraduate  degree— and  many  of  us  have  come  to 
terms  with  this.  Frankly  I  have  no  other  choice  for  the  career 
I  am  aspiring  to. 

What  I  am  not  okay  with,  however,  is  hardly  feeling  as 
though  I  am  a  valued  part  of  my  campus  community  any- 
more. Everywhere  I  turn,  folks  are  expressing  frustration 
about  the  seemingly  endless  construction  at  idiotic  times  of 


the  year.  Look  at  the  MacOdrum  Library,  which  is  experienc- 
ing floods  and  constant  disruptions.  Library-goers  like  myself 
are  at  their  wits'  end.  Look  at  the  fact  that  students  were  ac- 
tually trapped  on  the  eighth  floor  of  a  brand-new  residence 
building  earlier  this  month  when  their  fire  alarm  went  off, 
with  no  communication  from  campus  safety  about  whether 
or  not  they  were  about  to  bum  to  death?  Seriously,  why  are 
we  paying  all  this  money  for  so  much  dysfunction?  I  just  don't 
feel  like  we're  getting  our  money's  worth  lately.  I  can't  even 
get  from  my  seminar  in  Southam  Hall  to  the  University  Cen- 
tre without  feeling  claustrophobic  as  I  weave  slowly  through 
a  herd  of  hundreds  of  other  stressed-out  students  just  trying 
to  get  to  class  and  leam  something.  What  are  we,  cattle? 

CU  Leam?  Frankly  I'd  like  to  C-this-University  learn  how 
to  manage  a  budget  fairly  and  ensure  its  adequate  implemen- 
tation. Crowding  our  campus  and  adding  more  and  more 
disorganized  infrastructure 
only  exacerbates  stress  for 


Over-populating  a  campus  for  superficiality, 
big  elaborate  buildings,  more  recruitment 
and  over-publicized  photo  shoots  should 
the  top  priority. 


everyone!  Over-populating 
a  campus  for  superficial- 
ity, big  elaborate  buildings, 
more  recruitment  and  over- 
publicized  photo  shoots 
should  not  be  the  top  prior- 
ity. I  think  we  can  all  agree 
that  enrolment  levels  don't 
need  to  increase. 

I  think  those  of  us  already 
enrolled  should  at  least  be  able  to  scout  out  quiet  study  spac- 
es as  we  seek  refuge  from  our  dorm  rooms  and  off-campus 
rentals  without  much  difficulty.  Apparently  an  accessible  li- 
brary without  the  sound  of  constant  drilling,  or  construction 
workers  playing  around  on  the  university  dollar  all  day  is 
just  too  much  to  ask.  None  of  us  should  have  to  feel  crowded 
anywhere  beyond  tine  terrible,  anxiety-inducing,  no  show,  so 
slow  OC  Transpo  bus  we  ride  to  school  every  day. 
This  just  isn't  fair,  Carleton. 

So  Carleton:  is  it  too  much  to  ask,  for  the  sake  of  our  al- 
ready overwhelming  stress-levels  as  undergrads,  could  you 
please  just  get  your  shit  together  already?  Let's  start  putting 
students'  quality  of  academic  life  first.  I  believe  deterring  a 
less  crowded  and  chaotic  campus  atmosphere  at  Carleton  and 
encouraging  one  where  everyone  can  feel  safe,  relaxed  and 
comfortable  studying  (with  some  room  to  breathe)  is  the  best 
course  of  action  for  everybody.  □ 


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Architecture  Week  'lights'  up  Ottawa 

Sustainable  design  was  one  of  many  themes  discussed  during  the  events.  BEN  SlLCOX  reports 


Ottawa's  annual  Architecture 
Week  focused  on  the  theme  of 
lighting  and  started  Sept.  24  with 
a  lecture  at  the  Canadian  War  Mu- 
seum, an  architectural  landmark. 

Architecture  Week,  which  is 
hosted  by  the  Ontario  Regional 
Society  of  Architects  (ORSA),  was 
held  Sept.  24-30. 

TheL  week  offered  everything 
from  advanced  lectures  geared 
toward  industry  insiders,  to  more 
accessible  events  for  students  and 
art  fans. 

Every  year  the  week  runs  with  a 
different  central  theme,  this  year's 
being  light. 

The  week  featured  such  events 
as  lighting  expositions,  bike  tours, 
movie  screenings  and  even  a  pub 
crawl. 

The  first  day  included  a  speech 
by  Canadian  War  Museum  archi- 
tects Alex  Rankin  and  Raymond 
Moriyama  who  provided  a  balance 
between  the  advanced  architectur- 
al theory  and  general  banter. 

The  two  lifelong  friends  pro- 


vided insight  on  many  topics  that 
ranged  from  the  challenges  of  sus- 
tainable design,  to  their  inspiration 
in  studying  architecture. 

The  lecture  was  part  of  Carle- 
ton's  forum  series,  a  recently 
restored  series  that  often  features 
graduates  and  professors  from 
Carleton. 

It  hosted  a  mix  of  seasoned 
architects  and  students. 

Rankin  and  Moriyama  mostly 
talked  about  their  experience 
designing  the  famous  Canadian 
War  Museum,  known  for  its 
ground-breaking  design  and  art- 
istic value. 

"It  was  not  meant  to  be  beauti- 
ful in  a  conventional  sense," 
Mariyama  said,  referring  to  the 
building's  design,  likening  it  to 
"grass  growing  over  a  battlefield." 

This  sense  of  innovation  was 
present  all  week,  as  Architecture 
Week  holds  many  sustainability- 
focused  events,  including  a  green 
bike  tour. 

Throughout  the  week,  mul- 


Saint  Brigid's  Centre  for  the  Arts,  a  former  church-turned-artse  forum,  hosted 
multiple  showcases  and  lectures  during  Architecture  Week.  1 1  photo  by  Ben  Silcox 


tiple  showcases  and  lectures 
were  held  at  Saint  Brigid's  Cen- 
tre for  the  Arts,  a  church  which 
has  been  converted  into  an  arts 


forum. 

One  of  those  lectures  was  given 
by  Bruce  Meiklejohn,  a  lighting 
designer   who   graduated  from 


Carleton's  architecture  program  in 
2001. 

Meiklejohn  talked  enthusiastic- 
ally about  the  program  and  his  past 
professors,  and  how  he  always  had 
a  passion  for  architecture. 

"I  knew  early  on  [that]  it  was  a 
bit  of  a  calling,"  Meiklejohn  said. 

Meiklejohn  went  on  to  explain 
the1>road  skillset  required  for  the 
career. 

"It  was  a  combination  of  left 
and  right  brain  things,  technical 
and  artistic  at  the  same  time." 

He  also  said  young  architects 
should  "develop  as  many  skills  as 
they  can." 

"[Carleton]  encourages  in- 
spiration from  other  influences," 
Meiklejohn  said. 

Meiklejohn  also  offered  some 
advice  to  young  architects,  claim- 
ing they  should  "let  inspiration 
from  mundane  things  influence 
[their]  thoughts." 

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BysTpSSmaew  CUAG  launches  'Double  Major'  series 


Now  in  its  fourth  year,  the 
Festival  of  New  Spanish  Cinema 
started  Sept.  26  with  No  habrd  paz 
para  los  malvarfo^  (No  Rest  for  tfte 
Wicked  in  English). 

For  the  first  time  in  its  history, 
the  festival  is  held  at  the  ByTowne 
theatre. 

Juan  Claudio  de  Ram6n  Jacob- 
Ernst,  Cultural  Counsellor  for 
the  Spanish  embassy,  was  there 
to  start  off  the  first  of  five  movies 
screened  during  the  festival. 

He  explained  how  the  festival 
found  a  new  home  at  the  ByTowne 
theatre: 

"The  deal  is  that  we  buy  the 
distribution  rights  and  they 
don't  charge  us  for  the  rental 
and  they  keep  the  door,"  Jacob- 
Ernest  said. 

"It's  a  win-win  situation,  they 
don't  lose  money.  We  spend 
some  money  .  .  .  and  we  profit 
from  this  wonderful  cinema,  this 
much  beloved  cinema  of  your 
community." 

The  first  movie  of  the  five- 
week  event.  No  itnbra  paz  para 
ios  malvados,  opened  the  festival 
on  a  dark,  heroic  note.  The  film 
follows  a  rum-druiking  cigarette- 
smoking  policeman  and  his  covert 
investigation  into  a  Colombian 
gang. 

The  movie  was  awarded  five 
Goya  prizes  in  its  home  country, 
including  the  one  for  best  picture. 

—  Arthur  Pfalzgrof 

For  tlie  rest  of  this  story,  visit 

ctiartataiLca 


by  Jenny  Kleininger 


About  50  people  attended  the 
first  of  the  Carleton  University 
Art  Gallery's  (CUAG)  new 
monthly  lecture  series  Sept.  25 
that  discussed  Inukshuks  and 
Toronto  light  installations. 

Double  Major  features  a 
Carleton  academic  and  an 
artist  from  the  greater  Ottawa 
community  who  speak  on 
different  topics.  After  each  guest 
speaks  for  20  minutes,  a  question 
and  answer  period  from  the 
audience  follows. 

Fiona  Wright,  education  and 
outreach  assistant  in  charge 
of  organizing  the  series,  said 
audience  participation  is  where 
connections  between  the  two 
topics  are  made. 

"It's  about  listening  and 
learning  but  also  about  how 
the  audience  interacts  with  the 
speakers,"  she  said. 

The  idea  for  Double  Major 
began  when  Sandra  Dyck,  the 
gallery's  director  heard  of  the 
lecture  series  "Mixed  Taste"  at 
the  Museum  of  Contemporary 
Art  Denver. 

"She  thought  it  would  work 
really  well  at  CUAG  because 
we're  partof  this  really  intelligent, 
academic  community,"  Wright 
said. 

The  first  lucky  pair  chosen 
to  kick  off  the  series  was  fifth- 
year  PhD  student  at  Carleton 
Jeff  Ruhl,  and  renowned  Ottawa 
contemporary  artist  Adrian 
Gollner. 

The  two  speakers  didn't  know 


From  left  to  right,  curator  Heather  Anderson,  Carleton's  Jeff  Ruhl,  and  artist  Adrian  Gollner.  ||  photo  bv  Shamit  Tushakiran