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November 24th 2011

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he University of Guelph’s Independent Student Newspaper 
166.12
thursday, november 24th, 2011
www.theontarion.com
Cs Sks  s  s
Be ala coadscod ih eociosvocals a Va ogh’sa
tom beedham
With thick-rimmed glasses andan even thicker mane hiding thegreater majority o his ace and
neck, Ben Caplan might not comeacross as the most stage confdent
musician requenting the stagespeakeasy. Te truth is quite thecontrary; Caplan is no cowardlylion. Leaving the comort o hisHaliax home – and with it hisinamous living room open mics– behind, Ben Caplan visited Van
Gg’ E N. 20  pp  
his newest Ben Caplan and the Ca-sual Smokers studio album,
In the
ime of the Great Remembering 
.
 
Over the years, Caplan’s Casu-
l Sk    
skills o over 50 musicians. Likea orce with tentacles wrapping
l   g  , ’      k     .
Currently co-headlining atour with oronto-born, Mon-
treal-based indie olk songstressCharlotte Cornfeld, Caplan’s act
 Cfl k   
– an instrument she’s studied at
Concordia University since 2006
– l  pg  K- l l  .
But that’s not to suggest Ca-
plan’s philosophy is all-take and
 g.
Cornield took to the stagebeore the Haliax artist to playmaterial rom her debut ull
length
Two Horses
, but not with-
out getting Caplan to fll in onsome keyboard and some o his
Casual Smokers to perorm otherinstrumental duties beore he let.Ater that, the stage – or room
–  Cpl’.
When Caplan broke a string onhis guitar, he improvised by pick-ing up a banjo and pumping out arendition o “I Got Me a Woman.”Fueled with whiskey and never
shy in ront o the mic, Caplan
g  j    -
risma and spirit into the crowd.Instructing the audience mem-bers to imagine they were ina mortuary and tasking themwith waking the dead, Caplan
B C s b sks     C C   bsss K Pb    s  s s B C   Cs Sks b
Inte Time of te Great Remembering 
.
MRI PIR
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PI b s
O 350 p- - l  Cl N. 19  p EI’ - l. M   EIRp Rg Ogz- p    H l pp  EIRg   lk . EI  l p    ll. W kg p  l  Hlx F,  EI ll l p    -   . T  gg,   p- p-l gz pl pk   EI pl g-  k
(CBC).
s  ’s ssbs
A g   l’ lg l. T,   100  l  S,  99.99p  . I     -k   l,       . T (  )  lg  g. Appll l -pg, l l,  l. R  U  Cl-   Cl I  lg lp  l- l.
(BBC).
s ss    s
I V,  RCM l     17  18 -l gl,   p B   Fl,  g p g p l  l ppl.g  15 -l gl l, k  xl p  g     pl pl.T   p       ppll g  ,  l p  Y-  p    ll
oroll a Predator 
. T RCM     gl kl l  g ppl  .
(Te oronto Star)
Rss S s s
T Sz p pl  Il Sp Sl    Kzk-, g  MlF  S Fk, ll   Sg Vlk.T     pp   lk  lp j   g  E    p. T g   , D Bk  ASkpl     M. A l x  ll    .
(Te Globe and Mail)Compiled by Susannah Ripleyand Lucien Cortis
S   s s
beth Purdon-mcLeLLan
The Ontarion 
interviewed Drew
Garvie, CSA communications and
corporate aairs commissioner,
     p p. T CSA  plg 
student “sit-in” on Dec. 1 to ad-
     p.
Te ontarin: what are the main is-sues surrunding student space ncampus and hat are sme f the
ss  CS s s?
Drew Garvie: We think thatmost students are well aware o 
  pl  
and study space on campus. Interms o study space, it’s com-
  lk   l  f  pl     pp. Y    g pl ll  p
sitting on the oor in dimly lit cor-ners or searching or non-existentoutlets. Comortable lounge areas
 lzg  gp g
are in high demand and there justaren’t enough spots available. As
we move towards having morecommuter students on campus,the need or places to unwind
 k g. I gl, ’
a case o not having enough study
p,  ll   p ’
available not meeting the needso students, such as outlets, ur-
  lgg.
Also, student controlled space
continues to be a growing problem
 . T CSA  
student run organizations are
crammed in the second oor o the
U C. W 
one hundred CSA clubs and fteenoces, there is constant competi-
  . O p
have large student union build-ings that are student controlledand allow students to organize
 p ll   .
Solutions to the current sit-uation rely on the University’swillingness to meet the needso students. Currently the Uni-versity is updating its “campusmaster plan” which looks at in-rastructure and space all overcampus. Now is the time or theUniversity to make meaningul
commitments. Tis could include
extending hours at the library,upgrading available space to in-clude proper lighting, urnitureand outlets, and increasing thespace controlled by students in
 U C.
: h  b  s
to create student space in the past?
w  sss?
DG: W    p
being incorporated into newbuildings on campus, specii-cally the engineering expansion
and the Science Atrium. Tese are
welcomed additions to campus,but students are still expressing
urther need. What is in high de-mand is general inter-disciplinary
study space, especially or arts
 l  .
As or student-controlled space,
we are conscious o the history
g  U C-. I 1966,   p $10     
“student union building”. Tena series o unortunate eventsollowed, including provin-cial unding being oered andwithdrawn, the student union
llpg,   p UC -
ministration being set up through
a law suit brought by studentsagainst the University. Te act
remains that while students paid
to create the building, and still
p   ,  p l l  l  
second oor. Tis is not a sus-
tainable situation and we need the
university to provide more stu-
dent-controlled space to students.
Te CSA is committed to tak-ing action ourselves, with the
l p  ,  k
space student-riendly on cam-
pus. Te UC second-oor “airport
lounge” is study space that theCSA has provided and upgradedwith outlets. We are compiling
 “ g”  
existing study space eectivelywith students. We are also in-
stalling another microwave in the
CSA  Bllg  
to use, as well as working with the
l  g  .
o: what are sme f the barrierspreventing the creatin f student
s?
DG: Te main obstacle to thecreation o student space is pri-
. T    
action is so important, as it shows
the University o Guelph where
 p l.
Another deeper problem isgovernmental unding. Ontarionow has the lowest per-student
unding in the country. More andmore unding is based on specifcinrastructure projects or specifc
pg,   gl -
disciplinary money. In general,unding is going into programs
that can attract corporate and pri-
vate unding and research. Tis
  p p   U-’ pz. S  
systemic problems that need to beaddressed in terms o the uture o post-secondary education as well.
o: what is the purpse and theidea behind the “sit-in” planned
 . 1?
DG: T “ p -”ll k pl x T 
the last day o class. I you’re tired
 g   p, -
ting on the oor to fnd an outlet,i you’re a member o a club with-out oce space, or just want to seea more student-riendly campus,
 l pp!
Don’t change your routine or
 , j  p   U-
versity Centre and get studying.We’ll be busting out the chairs,tables and extension chords tohelp out. Te idea is to have alarge visible presence, solicit
k   
the “campus master plan”, and
to have a symbolic reclamation o 
 p   . lk    g    g. T  
to be a reminder that universi-ties are here to serve the needs
 .
: w s  CS  k ss      
need for student space on campus?
DG: It is important to campaign
  l    
“campus master plan” is beingdiscussed. United action showscommon needs, and it is a mes-sage to other students that it ispossible to aect decision mak-
g   .
I you’d like to be involved withthe campaign, i you’d like to vol-
       
any eedback please email your
HR&O Commissioner Josh at csa-
@glp..
On December 1st, let’s takeour studying out o the nooks
and crannies all over campus and
 g   UC   l g!
 s,  b s k  ss   s ss  k s  s.
MRI PIR
ChCK  hS hRI.CM CSIvS
F b 
.
Q &  w   G s js
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november 24th – 30th, 2011

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