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March 22nd 2012

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The University o Guelph’s Independent Student Newspaper 
6.0
thursday, march 22nd, 202
www.ontarion.com
Inx
rs & ulure

ors & Healh

Lie

iio

diorial

rossord
3
lassiied

ouiy Lisigs
t Isss
 
 ys 
tH HL
Igt n
pk
qIItc
t
k p 
shireen noble
T “Ov  Gp” F-k gp  k  pg
hilarious quotes rom proessors
   --x -
versations you could nd at Guelph.
L k,    p k
a dierent tone. Tis one read “I
wish that all the women/were
  V/C  ’
have no arms/o push away mypenis.” As shocking as it was to
see these words written, the bigger
surprise came when this became
one o the most “liked” commentsin the group. Ten, other students
started to add lyrics lines to this
p,      kg g.A B, PD  
the university, decided to postsomething about this on hisblog. He used this as a way toaddress the issue o “rape cul-
ture at the University o Guelph,”
  W   k    Fk
thread with students criticizing
the use o rape jokes. Surprisingly
enough, there were several stu-
dents who rushed to the deence
  g p.
Some claimed that it had noth-ing to do with rape, or that it was just a joke, and that even i it wasa joke about rape, it didn’t matter
because they would never do any-
thing like that. Eventually, the
thread deteriorated into personal
attacks and away rom the orig-
   “p ,” 
the original author o the post re-
v  .
his issue did not completely
all under the radar though, as
Alastair Summerlee himsel wrote
a letter to students. He expressedhis disappointment with making
g  v g ,
and drew the connection between
   pp  x- v.
“I’ve been quite pleased withthe work o the Human Rights
 Eq O   P-
dent’s Oice in this matter. From
the moment they were made
aware o it, this became a top pri-ority or them,” said Bretz. “hisuniversity has a social conscience
and a commitment to commu-
nity activism that it is rightlyproud o, and the response o the president’s oice and theHREO has contributed to that
p  v.”
his debate is ar rom over,as students continue to argueover the appropriateness o these comments. here were
Inn PIntn
JI t sw, Pg 8
SEE
overheard
PAGE 
 
skz    nnz    
T Sk gv    g    pp,    ,   J  . T k  k   pv  ,   F pp  NA  C k-g    j.P p  g  N-N . F-g j  g  N  G  ,   N-N p  Ep  kg  ,     H-g gv  N-Np,   g pp  g   f-   g. (
CTV 
)
   c k      
Cg     1937p,      k   p   ,  xp    v, p  -,  g J. T vv vp  p  ,  v  v  g, g  k   v  g   xp . I  xp pv     v g ,   pv     p-    A,  k     jg    . (
National Post 
)
cp Pp s III ,    pcp 
T g   Pp,   vg   p Egp’Cp pp g  v. H       k  p  v  - p g Ip,  xp  k j   p  p-v    Cp. A v     f      pp     , pp    pp-   g  Egp’ ,   g    p  g.(
NYTimes
)
Compiled by Cal Ceasar 
c K  p
michael bohdanowicz
On Mar. 19, 2012 War MemorialHall’s balcony was graced with
a banner eaturing signatures o 
students declaring that they were
opposed to child labour and a-voured the right to educationto combat it. Te banner aceda stage in which anti-child la-bour activist, Craig Kielburger,
provided a speech as part o a un-draiser to build a school in Kenya.Te BetterPlanet Project, the CSA,
the Free the Children club and
Interhall Council are behind theundraising eort and organized
 v.Uv  Gp P
Alastair Summerlee began the eve-
ning’s activities by sharing hisexperience and photographs he
took while visiting the our dier-
 g p  D, K. T p    ,  p-
ple, most o whom are eeingdrought in Somalia. Tis num-
ber is expected to increase to 750,
000 later this year. Summerleeemphasized education as a way
 p   g p
the World University Service o 
Canada’s eorts to improve edu-
cation in the camps, especially byincreasing the proportion o girls
  p’ .
Kielburger claimed that thereis a myth that only wealthy and
- pp  -
ence the world. According to him
    “  g,    g  j
and then you can change things
  .”
Iqbal Masih, a boy who was
murdered or his anti-child labour
activism, inspired Kielburger to
launch Free the Children at the age
o 12, partly because Masih dem-onstrated that young people can
 g.
Kielbruger also discussedchallenges with internation-al development. One challengeinvolves aid being directed toregions which are currently ex-periencing a crisis, neglecting
 g.
“Te vast majority [o aid dollars]
g  g  ,  xp,
in response to the drought in EastArica,” he stated. “We’ll support
a crisis in East Arica, and thenwe’ll move to West Arica and
then we’ll take out ull page ads– not we, but the world commu-
  – pg ,
but not staying in East Arica tolook at sustainable development
.”S  p
by Kielburger as a way to make de-
velopment work. He believes that
communities should take own-
ership o assets, such as schools,
built by non-governmental or-ganizations. Ownership can be
accomplished through alternative
 pg  pvpp  j       .
Alternative income programs
are used by Free the Children as
well as Me to We, another orga-nization ounded by Kielburger.
M  W   p -
ly responsible products, employ
residents o communities Free theChildren operates in and generateprots, hal o which are given to
F  C.
Kielburger acknowledged that
  v 
during his time with Free the Chil-dren and Me to We, such as ailing
to make socially responsible music
protable. He proudly declared
that “we’re always improving our
vp .”
c K,     c, pk    gp,  pp         K.
gn sInclI
cs    
alica radzowsa
Te topic o water sustainability
     CSA   U-
versity. In February, a reerendum
was held on campus, asking un-
g   v 
or against the selling o bottledwater at the University. Te re-
sults, which showed that 78 per
cent o the voters deciding againstplastic water bottles, made it clearthat students supported the CSA’sinitiative to remove plastic bottles
 p.
Tis week’s Aqua Campaign,held to celebrate World Water
D,    -
ing on bottled water and water
sustainability through the Aqua
Pub hosted by Brass aps, and
documentaries played on Turs-
 g  .
“With the Aqua Campaign, we’re
touching on the sustainabilityaspect o plastic water bottles,”said Demetria Jackson, the Ex-ternal Aairs Commissioner.“Tese water bottles use a ridic-
ulous amount o plastic, and we
shouldn’t be paying companies
     ’ 
natural resource we can take rom
 p.”
Students have shown theirsupport or removing bottledwater rom campus in the past.Grad students voted to removebottled water rom the GradLounge, and the Bullring also
stopped selling plastic water bot-
tles in light o student protest. Te
  Gp   pp-v   CSA’ v  .
“Te city has supported us withresources, promotional materials,
    v 
bounce ideas o with us,” said
J C,  A 
University Aairs Commission-er or the CSA. “And, through
the Wellington Water Watchers,we’ve been provided with reus-
  .”
Despite the backing o vari-
ous groups, eliminating bottled
  p     . “T k v-
tising that water bottle companies
employ engrain the idea that bot-
     , v
though tap water undergoes strict
regulations, and is tested an aver-
g       Gp,” C.
Te prospect o banning the
product has also been met with
f.
“Tere’s the argument thatpeople should have the choice
 p    
want,” said Jackson. “And there’s
the issue o where does it end i 
    g ?”
However, the CSA wants to use
the support shown in the reer-
,    xp
on their initiative. Students areencouraged to visit guelphgoes-bottledwaterree.org, and learn
   Aq Cpg.
“We don’t want to see our ini-
tiative end,” said Jackson. “We
owe it to students to continue the
process o removing bottled water
 p.”
T cs   k   P   pp  p      p.
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