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The Argosy March 14th, 2013

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March 14, 2013 Comfotable in our own skin since 1872 Vol. 142 Iss. 18
 
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THERGOS
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Sports
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News
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Opinions
 
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Entertainment 
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All was bared or Black ieProductions’s presentation o 
Te Full  Monty,
and it was memorable, tosay the least. A critically-acclaimedmovie-turned-musical written by  errance McNally,
Te Full Monty
tells the story o six unemployedsteelworkers rom Bualo withlow sel worth, no uture prospects,questions o gender roles, and pressurerom their loved ones. Te mendecide that things have got to change. Te opening scene portrays a groupo men receiving their last pay beorethey are laid o, and it is in this scenethat we hear the opening to a greatnight o music, with the song thatposes the question, “What is a man?”Among that group o men was Jerry Lukowski, played by Ben Winn, whose character is currently divorcedand acing outstanding child supportpayments or his son, played by MaxBeaver. Dave Bukatinsky, played by Colin Frotten, is a character whoaces body image issues and recentunemployment, which are hurting hismarriage. It is then that Jerry and Davenotice an ad o a touring Chippendalegroup and notice the loving receptionthe group receives, something Jerry and Dave so desperately want. Jerry,then, commits to creating his ownChippendale group to save hisrelationship with his son, only, insteado the traditional getup, he plans togo the “ull monty”—bare everything!From there, they recruit ellow unemployed steelworker MalcolmMacgregor, played by Nick Vince, whothey nd trying to take his own lie,until they beriend him and sing oneo the stand-out tunes o the night,titled “Big-Ass Rock.” Te tune’s witty lyrics tell o the dierent ways youcould assist in a riend’s death otherthan having them commit suicide.It had the whole crowd breaking outin laughter. Tey then recruit ellow unemployed steelworker HaroldNichols, played by om Hearn, whoneeds the quick cash to keep up with his wie’s expensive liestyle. ryouts are then held to nd thenal pieces o the group, coined “HotMetal,” where they nd Ethan Girard,played by Zack Kennedy, who has“the goods” to be in the group, andNoah “Horse” . Simmons, playedby Winton Brangman who, althoughunemployed and in his ties,impresses the group with his charismaand audacity in the song “Big Black Man.” By acing problems o ears andanxieties, the production showed that“sexy [does] take practice.” Te menare then ready or the nal number, which culminates in the groupraunchily going the “ull monty”. Te last number was one o themany highlights o the show, with thestage lighting and fuid dance numbercreated by Emma Fowler-Ross comingtogether perectly. Brangman, a ourth year student, said “
Te Full Monty
hasbeen the best show I’ve been a part o here in my time at Mt. A. Tere werea number o nervous days. However,come opening night, there was anenergy and eeling that took over, andI eel this resilient cast pulled togetheror an amazing show.” Portraying thecharacters in
Te Full Monty
requireda large amount o courage andproessionalism, and the whole cast, with help rom director Karen Valenne,did a great job in bringing theircharacters to lie. Altogether, it madeor a hilarious, enjoyable experience.
Mt. A students
aunt it in
TheFull Monty 
Brandon Williams
 Arts & Literature Contributor 
Black Tie show bares it all
Actors in
The Full Monty 
played the roles of factory workers turned strippers in the hilarious and provocative comedy.
(Lea Foy/ 
 Argosy 
)
SAC votesfor change
Less councillorsfor South sideand off-campusconstituents
 Te Mount Allison Students’ Union(MASU) Students’ AdministrativeCouncil (SAC) just got smaller.In a tense vote on March 6, theSAC pursued sweeping changes toits orm, reducing its size by our voting members, and opting toelect most o its members in March,rather than September. Te reormsollowed the nal recommendationssubmitted to Council by the Ad-HocCommittee on Summer ExecutiveAccountability rom CommitteeChair Michael Watkins. However,several councillors objected to thechanges, and the restructuringpassed narrowly, with seventeen votes in avour and seven against. Te SAC eliminated residence-specic council positions, optinginstead to have three councillorselected to represent the ‘North side’and three to represent the ‘Southside’, with the number o o-campuscouncillors reduced to six to ensureequality. Council also voted to electcouncillors representing geographicconstituencies during spring elections. wo seats or rst-year representatives,to be elected in all, were also added.Following the hour-and-a-hal long debate, Council votedby ballot, so that each councillor’sname would be recorded in theminutes along with their vote. Te main points o contention were whether the Committee’s proposals would negatively aect residencerepresentation, and whether theproposals would, in act, ensure thatCouncil would retain oversight o the executive during the summermonths. Watkins maintained thatthe changes in the election schedule,meeting quorum, and Council size would make oversight possible.“Te biggest and most tangiblebenet that relates most directly 
Richard Kent
Political Beat Writer 
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Mt. A’s Global Brigades travel to Honduras
Students strive toprovide better lives forothers
Gavin Rea
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Most people dream o going somewhere warmand sunny during reading week, but developingcountries do not usually come up on their list.Students in Mount Allison’s Global Brigadeshad no such reservations. A group o overninety-our students travelled to Honduras overreading week to work with rural communitiesin Honduras. Te goal o the brigades is toimprove living conditions and community liein rural areas o the South American country.Leaving Tursday night, Global Brigadescaught connecting fights to egucigalpa,the capital o Honduras. From there they drove to their compounds in small, rural villages where they spent the rest o the week. Te students in the Mt. A chapter o Global Brigades are organized into vebrigades: medical/dental, public health, water, micro-nance, and architecture.Each attempts to address dierentproblems within the villages they visit.Mt. A Global Brigades is unded by aprogram ee paid upront by each student.Although the ee varies, it is usually in theneighbourhood o 2000 dollars which isprimarily or fights. Te remaining money accounts or travel and accommodations inHonduras, with a nal 100 dollars goingtowards a community investment und.Paras Satija, a ourth-year chemistry student and this year’s President o Global Brigades Mt. A, outlined the stepsthat the program takes in each village.First, the medical and dental groups go into villages and set up clinics to treat townspeople. Tey see around 250 to 300 people a day. Tebrigade program takes doctors to perorm theactual diagnoses and treatment, but studentsrun the entire clinic, organizing papers,taking basic readings such as blood pressureand glucose levels, and lling prescriptions.Many o the medical problems they see are gastrointestinal issues caused by parasites that villagers have picked up by drinking unclean water. o prevent urtherinection rom the water, the brigadeinstalls a clean water system with the helpo technicians. Students digs trenches, lay piping, and set up a clean water source. Te public health brigade builds waterstorage units and hygiene stations, called‘pillas’, in each house. Tis eliminates back problems that come rom bending over to washclothes in rivers, as they can now be washedon each pilla at eye level. Te brigade alsoinstalls cement foors and eco stoves, whichcan burn wood more eciently and preventcases o asthma by directing the exhaust smokeout o the building. “Most people don’t know the conditions these people are living in,”said Satija. “Tese people are coee armers who make most o their income during thetwo-week harvest. Tey live in houses withdirt foors and tin rooves, usually with twobedrooms and a kitchen. Tey usually houseve to teen people, and there’s no latrine.” Tese public health improvements alsorequire households to contribute around tenpercent o construction costs, which they canmeet by taking out a micro loan rom thetown bank. Tey also have to dig a three-meter latrine hole, which is good or ten years. Te micro-nance brigade works to makethese types o micro-loans possible. Tey set upor improve the community bank, which can oerthese loans to households and small businesses.Global Brigades also seeks to improveuture prospects or these communities. “Most villages have no education past grade eight,”Satija explained. “Architecture brigades work to build high schools, which are then staedby teachers provided by the government. It’sonly a matter o having a building,” he said. essa Morris, a second-year InternationalRelations student and a member o the micro-nance brigade, was excited about her secondtrip with Global Brigades, this year. “It’sbeen so amazing to watch the change in thecommunity o El Cantín rom year to year. Since we’d let, the community bank had undeda bakery, which is now a ully unctioningbusiness. Even better, it was done by thirteennew emale shareholders in the local bank.”During her time in the village, Morrisalso helped lead workshops at each o thetwo schools and talked with the bank aboututure projects, the biggest o which wasthe construction o an actual building tohouse the bank, which currently meets in thecommunity church. Te building will doubleas a community centre and house a library.“Brigades takes a holistic approach,”said Satija. “Ater we leave, eachcommunity has the tools and thetraining to continue to better their lives.”
Ninety-four Mount Allison students travelled to Honduras with Global Brigades for reading week.
(Jessica Sharp/Submitted)
Patrick Allaby, aylorLosier, Steph Pringle, AlexBates, Amber ucker, EricaCronkite, Melissa Meade,Cameron McIntyre, JennierSingh, Emily Hogan
 
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NEWS
Caroline Whidden
 ensions have escalated with North Korea over the passage o new UN sanc-tions. Te Security Council approved a new round o sanctions drated by the United States in response to North Korea’s third nuclear test last month.Last Tursday, the North Korean regime said it would cancel its non-agres-sion pacts with South Korea and cut o a hotline between the two coun-tries. It also threatened to launch preemptive attacks on the United States.
North Korea – US Tensions rise
Uhuru Kenyatta won the Kenyan presidential election by 8,000 votes, car-rying past the ty per cent threshold needed to avoid a second round.Kenyatta aces charges o crimes against humanity issued by the In-ternational Criminal Court in Te Hague ater 1,200 deaths dur-ing the 2007 elections. Raila Odinga, the prime minister, came second with 43.3 per cent. Claiming that there was rampant illegality in theelectoral process, Odinga said he would challenge the results in court.
Kenyatta wins Kenyan presidency
A rebel group in southern Syria released twenty-one UN peacekeep-ers ater holding them hostage or our days. Te Filipino peacekeep-ers were abducted on March 6 by one o the rebel groups operatingin southern Syria near the Jordanian border and the Golan Heights, where UN orces have patrolled a cease-re line between Israel andSyria or nearly our decades. Tis marked the rst time in nearly two years o violence in Syria that UN personnel have been threatened.
Syrian rebels free peacekeepers
More than 10,000 people protested in the streets o Greece’s second larg-est city, Tessaloniki, last Saturday, against the environmental consequenceso a planned gold mine. Eldorado Gold Corperation, based in Vancou- ver, has been granted rights to the gold mine in Halkidiki peninsula, easto Tessaloniki. Te company has already established a camp employing1,200 people and plans to begin operation soon. Te issue has bitterly di- vided Halkidiki residents, with some claiming that the mine will harmtourism and release toxic substances, and others claiming that new jobsare crucial now more than ever during Greece’s severe economic crisis.
Greeks protest planned Canadian mine
Katrina Zidichouski 
Shark conservation
Delegates at a conservation meeting in Tailand are expected to vote to ex-tend protection to three vulnerable species o sharks. Tese particular spe-cies are some o the most endangered, and are highly valued or their nsin Chinese cuisine. An estimated 100 million sharks are killed by commer-cial shing every year. Te amendments would not ban the shing o thesespecies, but would regulate the process by requiring permits rom importersand exporters. However, voters claim that China and Japan are using theirtrade connections to pressure nations in Arica and the Middle East thatdo not have any great interest in the shark trade. Voters believe that a suc-cessul shark vote could set a precedent or regulation o other sh species.to the mandate o the Committeeis that the Council will be electedin the spring, which means thatthroughout the summer months,the executive will be held to ac-count by elected ocials, so no de-cisions will be made that don’t haveat least some level o student con-sultation,” he said in an interview. Watkins was also hopeul thatelecting students who had already ex-perienced a year o university wouldimprove the quality o Council. “We’rehoping to have a more experiencedCouncil that has more knowledgeo university practices and what goeson here, while still maintaining thatrst-year perspective,” Watkins said. Troughout the proceedings, sev-eral councillors admonished the com-mittee or “overstepping its mandate.”MASU Vice-President, AcademicAairs, Kylie de Chastelain, who wasnot present or the vote, sharply criti-cized the reorms via witter. “I really think the ad-hoc committee steppedoutside its mandate in proposing thechanges to Council. It’s not what weasked them to do. And urthermore,i it was something we were goingto look at, as a Council, it shouldhave gone through [the] Operations[Committee], and it should have gonethrough our Policy, Research and Ar-chiving Ocer, Evelyn Wainwright,because it has to do with electoralrepresentation,” de Chastelain said. Te changes to Council struc-ture and election schedule took e-ect last Tursday, March 7. MASU’sspring elections will see races toll thirteen positions on Council.
Continued from Cover
SAC cuts councillors in close voteCoffee House for awareness
‘We StandTogether’ coffeehouse full of music
Emily James
News Editor 
As part o Free Te Children’stwo-week-long campaign, whichconcerns Aboriginal rights and issuesacross Canada, Mount Allison’sFree Te Children group hosteda coeehouse last Tursday in thechapel entitled We Stand ogether.Addressing the rationale behindthe campaign, the group’s president, Joanna Perkin explained, “It isprimarily to raise awareness to get[people] talking about Aboriginalhistory in Canada, Aboriginaldownalls and successes, andprimarily Aboriginal issues inpresent-day Canada, such ashigh levels o alcoholism, highlevels o incarceration, andlack o governmental support.”Perkin said the goal o thecoeehouse was to show theimportance o Aboriginal rightsthrough music and oster discussionacilitated by guest speakers atthe event. As part o the coeehouse, Mt. A’s geography andenvironment proessor, Dr. Bradley  Walters, and the coordinator o theMigrant and Indigenous RightsProgram or Kairos, AlredoBarahona, spoke at the coee house. Walters gave a similar speech to theone he delivered at the Idle No Moreevent that occurred this past monthin Sackville. In February a groupblocked the highway to protest orAboriginal rights, this was especially poignant ater the disappearanceo Aboriginal Mt. A student ChrisMetallic. Walters spoke about theenvironmental impact o takingAboriginal lands and not abiding by historical treaties. Walters began by stating, “rst, I would like to thank our First Nations brothers and sistersor having the courage and showingthe leadership to stand their groundin protection o their rights and o the environment.” Walters said thisis not an Aboriginal issue, but anissue that all Canadians should careabout and be willing to stand-upor. Troughout his speech, Waltersput the ocus on Stephen Harperand the Canadian government.“Te Harper government’s assaulton our environmental laws andinstitutions is unprecedented. Whathas taken this country our decadesto build in the orm o robust laws,policies, and capacities, is beingtorn-down under the stealth covero two reckless budget bills. StephenHarper is dragging our country backward to advance the agendaso a narrow sector o corporate,industrial interests,” he said. Walters asserted that Canadaneeds straightened environmentalpolicies and laws. “What we aregetting rom our government,instead, is the gutting o our mostimportant ederal environmentallaws: the ederal Fisheries Act, theEnvironmental Assessment Act, andthe Navigable Waters ProtectionAct,” said Walters. “We can thank Idle No More or reminding allCanadians that we do not haveto sit idly by and tolerate this.”Barahona spoke a ew words onhow First Nations, Inuit, and Métispeople in Canada continue to aceserious inequities which are borneby the most vulnerable people inour society. He continued along thesame line as Walters, but ocusedmore on treaty rights in Canada andthe Canadian government’s apology to ormer students o residentialschools. Barahona perormed twomusic pieces, improvising withMt. A student Luke rainor.Kairos is a nondenominationalchurch organization across Canada. Te main campaign they havespearheaded is ruth, Reconciliation,and Equity. Across Canada therehas been a demand or truth andreconciliation or Aboriginalsand Kairos has stated, “we needthe truth about what happenedto Aboriginal culture traditionsand we need reconciliation.”In 2008, the Canadiangovernment apologized to ormerstudents o residential schools orthe abuses that they endured underthe Canadian government and rom which generations continue to suer.First Nations schools on reservesreceive at least 2,000 dollars lessper student than non- Indigenousschools. Only orty-one per cent o students graduate and First Nationschildren are six to eight times morelikely than others to be placed inoster care, due in part to insucientchild welare unding on reserves.“Tese inequities contribute toterriying suicide rates or youngIndigenous people in Canada,”states Kairos’s website. “Te reality is that inequity can mean thedierence between lie and death.”“We [Free the Children at Mt.A] are slowly starting up, and ithasn’t been easy,” Perkin said andcontinued, “but we have beengetting a lot o awareness this yearand awareness is our goal this year.Perkin says that she looks orwardto next year when the group willbe taking on more initiatives.Free the Children Mt. A are alsoplanning to go to 2014 We Day, which will be held in Haliax next year.
Alfredo Barahona and Luke Trainor perform at the recent coffee house.
(Kory d’Entremont/ 
The Argosy 
)
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez passed away last uesday at the ageo ty-eight. Chavez suered a heart attack ater a two-year battle withcancer. Venezuela honoured the president with a seven-day period o mourning, and a uneral on Friday. Te government has announced thathis body is to be embalmed and put on eternal display. President Nico-las Maduro, who is expected to become the candidate o Chávez’s social-ist party, has been sworn in as acting leader. An election date or a suc-cessor has been set or April 14. Te opposition has pointed out that thisdate alls outside o the constitutional mandate that an election be held within thirty days o Chávez’s March 5 death. Many have voiced mount-ing concerns about the deep political polarization gripping Venezuela.
Venezuela sets election date

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