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The Argosy March 15, 2012

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News Features Sci/Tech Humour Centreold  Arts&Lit  Entertainment Op-Ed SAC Profles Sports 
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March 15, 2012 Finding the pot of gold since 1872 Vol. 141 Iss. 20
 Mount Allison’s Independent Student Newspaper 
The Argosy 
Fat Epidemic
Is being fat really a badthing? Or do we justassume it is?
Features, Page 7 
Top Uses for a Textbook
From physics to sports, youmay be suprised!
Humour, Page 13
Stress and Sex
Get the scoop on researchlinking stress and sex in theMt. A MASH lab!
Sci/Tech, Page 10
Indoor Soccer
Get the updates fromthe varsity indoor soccermatch ups last week!
Sports, Page 31
Windsor Theatre’s Out of the Box Series continues
 Windsor Teatre’s “Out o the Box” seriescontinues to prove that Convocation Hall ismore than an overwhelmingly huge shelter romthe elements. Te latest instalment o the seriesis Morris Panych’s “7 Stories”. Te play taps intomany human concerns, including the meaningo lie and the endless possibilities o artisticinterpretation.Mount Allison drama students Kayla LeBlancand Hilary Avery jointly directed “Seven Stories”as part o a ourth-year Independent StudiesProject. Te pair split the production downthe middle, LeBlanc taking the rst act andAvery taking the second. What resulted was aproduction that explores characters, plots andideas rom two completely diferent perspectives,all the while maintaining a stylistic and thematicunity. Te directors both took their own casts,making the distinction between the two acts allthe more drastic.I was quite taken aback by the way that bothsections o the production were able to unctionas a whole. Te disconnection between the twoacts initially seemed strange, but in the endit t very organically into the plot. Te entireproduction was set on a seventh story ledge in o a downtown apartment. Te play's protagonist –a man killing time on the ledge, contemplatinghis lie’s meaning – encounters a wide variety o  whimsical and eccentric characters that live inthe building. Te cast managed to create a world within the audience’s mind using minimal roomon the stage: all o the play’s action took place ona two oot ledge in ront o the set building and within the well crated windows o the set.Gregory McLaughlin played the protagonistin the rst act, while Geofery Hutchinson took the lead in the second. Both actors did wondersin manipulating the complex, quasi-existentialistemotions o the man on the ledge. WhileMcLaughlin played a more light, humorous role,Hutchinson came of as a darker, more troubledcharacter. I think this distention mirrored thegeneral tone o both acts – “7 Stories” is indeeda tragedy, and the ability or the two separatecasts to include this distinction in mood was very interesting in exploring their overallinterpretation o the play and its dark ending.Both casts were extremely compelling: eachcharacter was important in creating the worldo the play, and each actor did a great job o capturing the unique character traits. Many actors played several roles. Interpreting a work that takes on so many diferent human emotionsrequires incredible tact and delivery.
 Joel Young
 Arts and Literature Writer 
 Argosy/Fiona Cai 
MOSAIC’s cultural celebration
“Multiculturalism: It’s a way o lie.It’s a way o thinking. It’s our way o looking at the world every day.” Tose are the words o the MountAllison Multicultural Society Club(MOSAIC) rom their annualMOSAIC banquet last Saturday held in Jennings Dining Hall. 250people rom the Mt. A and Sackvillecommunity attended the event.Vice-Chairperson o MOSAICFlora Chung said, “For me, it
Emily James
 Argosy Contributor 
ascinates me every time I learn abouta new culture or a new language,and I think people should have theenthusiasm and the curiosity to learnabout others because it makes youmore opened-minded and just makes you eel like the world is bigger.”Chung put much o the emphasison MOSAIC members workingtogether and the sponsorship they received. “I am so relieved it went well,and we could not have done it witheveryone’s contributions.” Te banquet started with diferentethnic oods prepared by Mt. Astudents. Te most popular dishes were the Green Curry Chicken(Tailand), Daeji Bulgogi (KoreaSpicy Pork), Miso Soup (Japan),and the two desserts, Sachertorte(German cake) and Acadian SugarPie (Canadian).During dinner, awards were givenby Vice-President International andStudent Afairs Ron Byrne. Shingo Yanagida and Stephanie Allen wereawarded the Class o ‘33 Awards, while Flora Chung received theBarritt-Marshall Award. Te Class o ’33 Award is presented annually to tworeturning international students whoare recognized or their leadership,
Syphilis outbreakhits NB
Cases o syphilis, a potentially atalsexually transmitted inection, areincreasing in New Brunswick andare not expected to dwindle in thenear uture. Te increases in inectionrates are particularly afecting youngpeople aged 20-25 and have risenby more than ty cases per year in
Carly Levy
News Writer 
the last three years. Te disease hasbeen diagnosed among a variety o diferent people, including university students and proessionals, ranging inage rom seventeen to sixty-ve.From 1993 to 2007, the provincerecorded an average o one syphiliscase per year, and beore 2008 ewerthan ve cases were reported each year. In 2009, there were nine reportedcases o the inection, and just two
March 15, 2012 argosy@mta.ca
thursday march 15, 2012
  volume 141 issue 20
Emily James, Ian Moatt,Rosanna Leitner, Sean Baker,Heather Baglole,David Evans,
HE ARGOSY is a member o the CanadianUniversity Press, a national co-operative o  student newspapers.
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TOP: Marilyn Walker presented a
 traditional Drum Circle
at Struts Gallery as part of their ongoingMember’s Projects exhibitions. Walker’s exhibition “Sacred Landscapes” will be on display at Strutsuntil March 17.BOTTOM: The
MOSAIC Banquet 
took place this past Saturday night at Jennings, serving a variety of 
foods from around the world and also hosting an exciting fashion show displaying traditional outts.
MtA dance societies
gave wowing performances over the weekend, ranging fromhighland to jazz dance.
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Mount Allison SAC technology initiatives
Year-longnegotiations will leadto a SAC-managedsocial network
Geoffrey Campbell
Online Editor 
Ater negotiations have wrapped up early this Spring, the Students’ AdministrativeCouncil will launch a private social network or Mount Allison students.Early in the Fall term, Square CropStudios, a oronto-based web developmentcompany, contacted the SAC with an oerto build a no-cost private social network orMt. A students. Ater initial research anddiscussions with the company, then Vice-President o Sales Jason Krulicki presented tocouncil on the proposed project on October12. Ater urther research and discussions,on November 16 council voted unanimously to enter into a cost-ree contract with thecompany. Julie Stephenson, VP Communicationsor the SAC, explained the benets o thisnetwork or students. “It is a unique onlinelocation or Mount Allison students to interact with direct access to Union services.” TeSAC also spoke at length with the company regarding bringing services, including theCarpool Forum, the Lost and Found and theUsed Book Sale, onto the site in order to makethem more accessible to students, which isone o SAC Communication’s main ocuses.Crystal Bennett, Community DevelopmentCoordinator at Square Crop, described thenetwork as an easy way to meet people youknow are Mt. A students, and have privatemarketplaces and discussions limited to MtA students.In terms o the product launch, Stephensonstates that timing is key. “We want to launchthe program at the right time to catch studentinterest and when they can gain the mostrom it.” She said the challenge has been toensure the platorm is relevant and interestingor students. With negotiations with thecompany not yet complete, specic launchdates are unavailable. “We hope to nalizecontract negotiations early in the spring andhave the program launched shortly ater that.” Te SAC has taken a careul approachto adopting new technologies, rejectingan approximately $4,000 proposal romthe student-created company MountAppsProductions to create a mobile app or theSAC on February 8, due to concerns overproduct useulness, price and longevity.On Square Crop, Stephenson continues,“We have been working intensely with thecontract to make sure it suits our needs and we’ve also been working on making sure ourresources are capable o handling the socialnetwork.”Regarding the gap between November andnow, Julie explains that council’s approval wasonly the beginning o a lengthy but positiveprocess. “Te realities o the process are muchmore intense and lengthy than a mandaterom Council indicates.” Stephenson has beenmindul o the challenge that the similaritiesbetween the social network and Facebook poses, and they “want to make absolutely sure we launch the program to benet students asmuch as possible.”Regarding the similarities to Facebook,Bennet explains that “Te main dierence isFacebook isn’t private, most people have theirriends on Facebook, but they also have theirco-workers, acquaintances, classmates, amily and even their mom or grandparent.” SquareCrop’s solution is creating a student only atmosphere centred around the school that“cuts out the clutter” and provides a strongertwo-way communication tool between studentsand the SAC.In addition to the social network, the SACis also working on a website redesign which will include a tender or an vendor to work onthe site. While the process is only in planningstages, Stephenson did say that the yet-to-
 Argosy/FionaCai  Argosy/MaryMacLean Argosy/RosannaHempel 
CORRECTION:In last week’s Argosy, Vol. 141, Iss. 19, Dr. Kathleen Lord was mistitled in the InternationalWomen’s Day centrefold as ‘Assistant Professor.’ She is, in fact, an associate professor.
Te Argosy www.argosy.ca
Neither orgotten nor silent – this isthe slogan o the National Union o Guatemalan Women (UNAMG), who are speaking out about theapproximately 650 women that havebeen killed on average every year inGuatemala. On Monday, March 12,in a lecture hosted by Breaking theSilence Mount Allison, Coordinatoro the UNAMG Norma Herrera visited Mount Allison University to speak to students about theUNAMG’s advocacy work and thecurrent situation regarding violenceagainst women in Guatemala.“oday, violence against womenis just a problem or women, not asocial problem that we all need totake action to solve,” said Herrera.Herrera says that the group seeksto sensitize the Guatemalanpopulation to the issue o violenceagainst women, particularly againstindigenous women who are threetimes more likely to experience violence than someone non-indigenous. Te UNAMG acilitates workshops or women to speak about their experiences, uses art andgrati to spread messages to thepublic, holds public demonstrationsin the streets, uses radio shows andtelevision to educate people, andnetworks with high-prole citizensto raise awareness. Te Guatemalan Human RightsCommission denes ‘emicide’ as“the murder o a woman because o her gender”, while a similar concept,‘eminicide,’ “holds responsible notonly the male perpetrators but alsothe state and judicial structuresthat normalize misogyny, toleratethe perpetrators’ acts o violence, ordeny state responsibility to ensurethe saety o its emale citizens.” Te UNAMG has been active in working with various community 
Rachel Gardner
News Editor 
“Neither forgotten nor silent”
Guatemalanactivist speaksout againstviolence againstwomen
groups, political organizations,and high prole citizens to raisenational consciousness o the issueand achieve political action towardschange. Herrera credits the group’ssocial mobilization o Guatemalancitizens in allowing or greaterlegal action against violence against women, including the eliminationo Article 200 o the GuatemalanPenal Code in 2005, which hadallowed a rapist toescape prosecutioni he married his victim, as well asthe passing o a law against emicidein April 2008, which ocially recognized itas a punishablecrime. Despitethis law, Herrerasays emicide isstill occurring,stating that ninety-eight per cent o cases o violence against women gounpunished in the courts.Violence in Guatemala is oten theresult o drug tracking, organizedcrime, and the vulnerable work positions held by women, accordingto Herrera, where women have beenmurdered, subject to sexual violence,torture, as well as dismemberment.Herrera expressed her surprise atarriving at a protest in Haliax, NS,held March 8. “I was very surprised,as there were about thirty peoplein the march. In my country, theprotests are very large, especially  when it’s about women. It’s a longcolumn o people, and here, we only  went around the block,” commentedHerrera, laughing at her experience.She nished her presentation witha message or all those in attendanceo her lecture: “Tetopic o violenceagainst women,it’s not just inGuatemala, it’severywhere – it’shere too. We haveto be alert and todenounce this typeo violence.” Te Mt.A chapter o Breaking theSilence (BS)hosted the lectureby Herrera. “[Techapter] is dedicated to supportingthe work o the larger BS network by raising awareness on the issueso both past and present situationsin Guatemala,” says Mt. A BSPresident Bri Miller. “We ocus onthe human rights issues o mining,air trade, and emicide.” Tis pastMarch, several members o theMt.A BS group attend the AnnualGeneral Meeting held in Haliax,and several members may be goingto Guatemala this August with adelegation rom BS.Fourth-year student Katie Paziacommented that she had attendedHerrera’s talk in preparation or anupcoming trip to Guatemala thissummer. “I’m interested in learningmore about the indigenous women’smovement in Guatemala, as I’mgoing there this summer on aninternship and wanted to learn moreabout the country.” Te UNAMG was ounded inMarch 1980 under a situation o high political violence, in whichmassacres o indigenous populations were being carried out by theGuatemalan army. A report compiledby the Guatemalan Commissionor Historical Clarication (CEH)states that between 1962 and 1996,eighty-three per cent o identied victims o human rights abuses wereo Mayan descent, with the peak  violence between 1980 and 1984. Inall, approximately 200,000 Mayanpeasants were killed, a situation which orced the UNAMG groupinto exile in Mexico until the 1996peace accord was signed to signiy the end o the thirty-six yearGuatemalan Civil War.
Lecture translated from Spanish to English by Professor Maritza Farina. Argosy/Janelle Belyea
Norma Herrera (right), coordinator of the National Union of Guatemalan Women, speaks at Mt. Awhile Maritza Farina (left) assists in translating.
The topic of violenceagainst women, it’s not  just in Guatemala, it’severywhere – it’s heretoo. We have to bealert and to denouncethis type of violence.
Norma Herrera
Coordinator of UNAMG
 years later, that number jumped to ty-seven.According to the NB deputy chie medicalocer o health Dr. Denis Allard, ten caseshad already been reported by last month. Tehighest concentration o reported cases is inMoncton and Fredericton, with an increasingamount o cases being recorded in Saint John.According to the January edition o the NBDisease Watch Bulletin published by the Oceo the Chie Medical Ocer o Health, ninety-two per cent o cases reported since 2009 havebeen male, a majority o which reported only male sex partners. More recently, however, theprovince has noted an increase in emale caseso inection. Te report concludes that this outbreak 
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Sexually transmitted infection rates increase in province
“does not appear to involve traditional high-risk groups such as sex trade workers, patronso sex trade workers or injection drug users,”and urther asserts that the outbreak is mostlikely due to a small number o cases witha large number o partners, resulting in adisproportionately high percentage o sexualencounters resulting in syphilis transmission.Cindy Crossman, registered nurse/educator who works at the Mount Allison Wellness andHealth Centre, is concerned that the outbreak is due to an increase in casual sex and said that“this increase in the number o sexual partnersis likely contributing to the increase in sexually transmitted inections.” Crossman commentedthat unprotected sexual activity is one o hermain concerns. “Individuals are not getting theeducation message,” she said, and explainedthat people are not always using protection. “Isee individuals choosing not to use protectionbecause o poor judgement impacted by drugsand/or alcohol consumption,” she said. o combat this trend,the Department o PublicHealth is providinginormation about the sexually transmitted inection on its website and through brochures andposters distributed to the public. Te campaign is specically targetedat young adults in their twenties, and,according to Allard, is directed at barsand websites requented by gay men.Other provinces have experienced similarsyphilis outbreaks prior to the one in thisprovince. Between 2000 and 2009, thenumber o cases in Ontario skyrocketed romorty-three to 711 per year. During the sametime, the number o cases in Quebec increasedrom seven to 374, and rom teen to 271in Alberta. Nationally, the annual numbero cases rose rom 174 to 1757 in the periodbetween 2000 and the end o 2010. Te Department o Health suggestsstrategies to prevent inection and reduce risk o transmission through inected individuals,including reducing one’s number o sexpartners, as well as the correct and consistentuse o condoms. Regular screening andprompt treatment o inection ater itoccurs is essential to a reduction in diseasetransmission. Syphilis starts as a sore onthe genitals but can turn into a rashleading to ever and even death.
Kenya res health-care workers
 Te Government o Kenyaannounced late last week that ithad red 25 000 striking health-care workers. Tese public health workers, including nurses, hadbeen striking since March 1 overconcerns that they were beingoverworked and were working inconditions where proper saety measures were not being taken toprotect their health and saety. Tislatest strike comes one year aterdoctors went on strike last year inKenya. 
Slovakian Castleenguled in fame
A re has done signicant damageto a ourteenth-century castle inSlovakia. Te Krásna Hôrka castle,a National Cultural Monumento the Slovak Republic, burst intoames on Friday, beginning inthe upper levels shortly ater thelast tour group let or the day. Te castle, located near the villageo Krásnohorské Podhradie, wasoriginally built as a part o a traderoute that ran rom ransylvaniato Poland. It has been a nationalmonument o Slovakia since1961 and went through a lengthy restoration process beore being re-opened or tourist trac in 2011.
US soldier goeson killing spree in Aghanistan
A staf sergeant rom the UnitedStates Army killed sixteenunarmed people in Aghanistan,including nine children, onSunday. Te soldier allegedly wentabsent without leave rom his basein Panjwaii district outside o Kandahar at night, entered threehomes in a nearby village, andopened re on the residents o those houses. US orces have beendeployed in Aghanistan since2001 and are slated to remain inthe country until the end o 2014.
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