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Oct. 4 - 17 2012 | Volume 55, Issue 7 | carillonregina.com
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Okay, so last week, you got pretty upset with us about our interview with Haanim Nur. And that’s okay. But to qualm your outrage, and prevent the likelihood of a pitchfork rebellion or bricks being thrown through our window, we offer you a follow-up. If this isn’t satisfactory, Home Depot has some kick-ass pitchforks.
arts & culture
jordan palmer emily wright
contributors this week regan meloche jhett folk britton gray paige kreutzwieser jordan palmer sebastian prost dustin christianson robyn tocker alexandra proulx iryn tushabe regan meloche destiny kaus
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That’s not so bad. 5 When the announcement came out about the changes to the theatre program, it was like when that dude in California ate a guy’s face, and we all thought the zombie apocalypse had begun. The Carillon spoke with Tom Chase, who says it’s not the end of theatre at U of R.
Fear, loathing, and rush. 9 Our arts writer, Kyle went to the Rush concert in Saskatoon and apparently went on a crazy-ass acid trip. Or, he just went to a Rush concert. Same thing, pretty much. He shares his strange concert adventure on page 9.
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In the late 1950s, the University of Regina planned the construction of several new buildings on the campus grounds. One of these proposed buildings was a bell tower on the academic green. If you look out on the academic green today, the ﬁrst thing you’ll notice is that it has absolutely nothing resembling a bell tower. The University never got a bell tower, but what it did get was the Carillon, a newspaper that serves as a symbolic bell tower on campus, a loud and clear voice belonging to each and every student. Illegitimi non carborundum.
Soccer. 13 The Cougar women’s soccer team is surprisingly dominant this year. Remember when the soccer team wrote into the Declass and asked if the sports editor was an asshole or a douchebag? Just to clarify, I’m an asshole.
Be thoughtful, not shitty. 18 Taouba Khelifa suggests that being understanding of other people when they wrong you instead of reacting aggressively is a sign of strength and patience, not weakness. In other words, just because others are shitty, doesn’t mean you have to be shitty too.
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CFS and URSU respond to Haanim Nur’s admission of guilt
edtior-in-chief New details surrounding former URSU president Haanim Nur’s resignation have revealed that she forged two CFS Saskatchewan cheques totaling $700 and attempted to cash another cheque worth $300. The third cheque was cancelled by the CFS Saskatchewan national executive representative, Kent Peterson, after the bank alerted him that his signature did not match the one on ﬁle. The CFS national ofﬁce maintains that up until the release of last week’s article in the Carillon, they have not had enough documentation to pursue legal action. “Up until the article [last week], there was no admission of guilt on her part that she had actually taken any money,” said Adam Awad, who became the CFS National Chairperson in June of this year. “I haven’t had any contact with her since the article ran, but that doesn’t mean that we are not going to make efforts to contact her directly to try and make sure the money is paid.” An ofﬁcial statement released by CFS SK on Friday revealed that the irregularities in the CFS’s bank account were first noticed in “early 2012” but does not go into speciﬁcs regarding exact dates on when the CFS national executive representative took action. Peterson, who requested to be interviewed by the Carillon over email, declined to elaborate on the exact dates of the events and simply referred the Carillon back to CFS SK’s original statement. In an interview with the Leader Post, Peterson later revealed that the
bank first contacted him in February. According to the ofﬁcial statement by CFS SK, the bank alerted Peterson that his signature on a speciﬁc CFS cheque did not seem to match the others. Peterson then cancelled the cheque and conﬁscated Nur’s CFS financial documents. Upon examining the cheque, Peterson was able to conﬁrm it was, in fact, forged. “Unfortunately the Chairperson [Nur] was not able to provide several months’ worth of bank statements and so there were many questions that needed to be answered before the account could be fully closed,” reads the CFS SK statement. “The answer provided was not an admission, but neither was it a denial,” Peterson in an email. “In the context, that answer was simply not satisfactory.” The exact dates of the events surrounding the issue were not revealed to the Carillon before our deadline, but the CFS SK statement does note that it was “a number of weeks” before the bank account was closed and “the funds and documents were transferred to the national organization.” According to the document, Nur did not submit an “admission of responsibility” to CFS SK. The CFS SK statement notes that at this point “the Saskatchewan National Executive Representative felt he had taken all of the steps he could to address this matter. Any decision about seeking repayment or taking legal action is not under that authority of the CFS-Saskatchewan Component.” For that reason, CFS SK decided that it was no longer their
responsibility to make a public statement. Any responsibility for legal action then fell on the shoulders of the CFS national ofﬁce. “As far as I understand, from what was known by the CFS national ofﬁce at the time, [the evidence] was not conclusive,” said Awad , who was not the national chair during the incident. “There was no admission on her part that she had taken any money during her time as chairperson.” Just days before the end of her term, Nur admitted to forging two cheques – that were both cashed – and, according to the CFS SK, she committed to repaying the money. “Shortly thereafter, the new Saskatchewan Component Chairperson [Paige Kezima] informed the Board of the University of Regina Students’ Union about the matter,” the statement reads. Shortly after Kezima informed URSU of their findings, Nur handed in her resignation as president on June 12 for “personal reasons.” “We made Haanim aware of the allegations,” said Mike Young. “It was decided at that time that her resignation would be best for everyone involved.” However the decision was an informal procedure, and there was no ofﬁcial motion asking for Nur’s resignation at an URSU board meeting, said Young. Despite Nur admitting to cashing two of the fraudulent cheques, both CFS SK and CFS national have insisted that until an admission of guilt was presented, there was nothing that they could do in terms of a public statement or legal action. “CFS SK did everything in its purview to gather information.
CFS SK had done all it could do,” Peterson said in an email. “CFS SK had only limited information and no statement of wrongdoing from the individual in question. Thus, it would have been inappropriate and irresponsible to make public allegations at that time.” “So that was kind of a gamechanger in terms of the information that we could confirm,” Awad added. “I think the main thing to note is that her admission in that article has kind of changed the options available for pursuing action. We had not considered it earlier because there had not been an admission of guilt. “Now that that has happened, taking a legal course of action is now an option.” In terms of URSU’s responsibility, Young contends that they have no grounds to take any action themselves. “URSU did not have legal standing to do anything in this matter,” he said. “URSU has no access to the account, URSU has no signing authority on the account, the account is not in the name of URSU, and URSU does not have the ﬁnancial records of the account. We cannot be held responsible, morally or legally, for anything that goes on with the account. “We consider this to be a CFS matter, and URSU does not meddle in the affairs of other organizations.” “We have done our due diligence, our books are clean, and with the resignation of Haanim Nur, we believe that our part in this matter is over,” said URSU president Nathan Sgrazzutti. “We believe that it is in our best interest to let CFS deal with CFS. We
are very interested in this matter. It was student funds that were taken, and because of that we hope to see some action taken on this issue.” The Carillon is still attempting to track down relevant information pertaining to the exact dates surrounding the events as they took place. It is clear that $700 was stolen and is yet to be repaid. We will be following the events as they unfold and tracking the progress of the story as new information becomes available. Full disclosure: Kent Peterson serves on the Carillon board of directors. However, the board has no control over the editorial content decisions of the Carillon editorial board as stated in our constitution.
“ We had not considered it earlier because there had not been an admission of guilt. Now that that has happened, taking a legal course of action is now an option”
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Tuition Increase and Change in Fees
Changes to business student fees have some concerned for the future of the faculty and the university
news writer It comes as no surprise that tuition fees have increased again for the 2012-2013 school year, but there have also been some changes that deviate from the normal fee increases that put some students at a disadvantage. This year alone, tuition has increased approximately 4 per cent for most students. However, some students will be paying up to 9 per cent more due to their choice in faculty. Business students are facing that reality. Instead of charging student’s faculty fees, business students will see fees split up and applied to each class they are taking. Since faculty fees for business students are higher than fees for other faculties, these students will be paying between $50 and $100 more than other students for any of their business and non-business classes. For example, a business student would pay $713.85 for an English 100 class, while an Arts student would pay $624.60. This concern has been brought up by business student, Kimberly Hiebert. She says what she ﬁnds “bothersome...is the fact that they took away the extra fee and applied it to all of our classes instead...So for the arts electives that I’m currently taking, I have to pay more than the arts students that are sitting right beside me.” Before the change in fees this year, business students were charged one fee for the faculty. Iris Mi, an international business student, explained where these fees would go. “Business students deﬁnitely have taken the beneﬁts of paying more tuition than other students,”Mi explained. “We have well-facilitated classrooms, study rooms and computer labs as well as helpful co-op and mentor program running.” This still remains the case, despite the changes in fee distribution this year. However, with the excess charges being distributed to the classes, not the faculty, students are being forced to pay more for classes that are not business-oriented, and therefore, no longer offer the beneﬁts that the extra charges assure. Mi revealed another miscon-
Fee changes and increases cause a headache for business students ception about the business faculty, and explained why having high fees for the business faculty in itself is unfair. “People usually have the assumption about business classes that [they] should be more expensive because students can make more money after they graduate. It's not true. The competition in terms of job seeking is getting incredibly intense due to the increase[d] amount of business student[s] and the under-demanding job market. Therefore, the possibility of unemployment increases,” she explained. Students who are aware of this new fee structure are working on finding possible solutions and ways to deal with the changes, but Hiebert says that things have been unsuccessful so far. “I know that some members of the faculty brought it up in a meeting that I believe was with the president of the University. As far as I know, no explanation for the greater increase for business students was given, and...there doesn’t seem to really be any action being taken,” she said. Mi agrees, saying that the general attitude of the students towards the fee has been one of apathy, where students “are aware [of the changes,] however, very few students do care.” Additionally, the University of Regina approved another increase in fees for business students, but this was directed only at international business students. “[Canadian students] who study in business pay $620 for one class [while] an international student pays $1861,” Mi commented. This extra charge does not offer international students any more beneﬁts than Canadian business students. Leaving international students with the option of paying the high tuition, or losing their credit hours by transferring to another university. “...for the students who transferred to the business faculty through...cooperative education program from a variety of Chinese universities...We would have less credit hours transferred if we choose to transfer to a university other than U of R,” Mi further explained. The University of Regina’s changes in fee structure, and the overall increase in tuition has forced business students and international business students to pay more for their education. This disadvantage, according to Mi, has made the U of R lose “its competitive advantage” over other universities.
“ The thing that I find bothersome this
year is the fact that they took away the extra fee and applied it to all of our classes instead... So for the arts electives that I’m currently taking I have to pay more than the arts students that are sitting right beside me.”
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Provost’s message not ‘death blow’ after all
Changes to the theatre department not as severe as first thought
editor-in-chief Local twitter and Facebook feeds blew up last week with posts linking to a Sept. 26 update on the University of Regina’s Academic Review that appeared to indicate the death of the Theatre Department. The message, published by university Provost and President (academic), Vice Thomas Chase, stated the U of R will be suspending admissions for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in three separate theatre degrees. What was initially viewed as outright cuts to the program turned out to be a little less severe; the programs were not cut, but rather moved to the Faculty of Arts instead “We see this as a way of consolidating our course offerings into a uniﬁed, ﬂexible degree that optimises our skills and resources,” Kathleen Irwin, head of the Theatre Department, said in an email. “In reality, nothing changes in the delivery of our program other than the name change. In doing this we feel we are reflecting a current shift across North America in the delivery of performance-based undergraduate training by allowing our students more control over their course of study.” The move effectively consolidates BFAs in acting, design and stage management and theatre studies into a single BA in Theatre and Performance. According to Chase noted that changes to curriculum in specific departments are done through a collegial consulted process beginning at the department level, and ending at the university senate. “It is fair to say that there is student representation at nearly every level of the collegial approval process,” Chase said. “At the senate level you have student, alumni and professional representation. The University of Regina senate is like a window out into the world, everybody is there. Anything that is major goes through the senate.” While the curriculum decisions are transparent, they are evidently guided by the financial limitations placed on them by the decisions made at the board level. The Theatre Department has seen its budget cut by 40 per cent over the last seven years amounting to $23,000. The university maintains that cuts to any department are reﬂections of declining interest in the speciﬁc programs themselves and are necessary to maintain the functionality of the U of R as well as “use public money responsibly.” “We are absolutely not trying to exile the Fine Arts from the university, it is a crucial component of what we can offer to the community” said Chase. “Having said that, we have to face ﬁscal reality across our operation. We are asking all departments to find efficiencies because we need to balance to budget.”
university administration, faculties across campus were asked to make a cut of three per cent to their operating budget, as well as search for methods to make their programs more efficient. The merger of the three degrees, and the move from the Faculty of Fine Arts to the Faculty of Arts, is the Theatre Department’s response to that request in hopes that it will offer “a unified, flexible degree that optimises our skills and resources.” “Universities have ﬁnite re
sources, and one of our challenges is to find out how we can use those resources to serve students well,” said Thomas Chase. “The reasons for the curricular changes [to the Theatre Department], as they were presented to us, were to serve students better. The Theatre Department is working within the resources that are available to it.” Although the move is not the “death blow” that it was initially thought to be, the changes did raise concerns about transparency within U of R administration and
specifically the rationale behind decisions that are largely made behind closed doors. University Board of Director’s meetings are currently not open to the public, however Chase insists that all of the curriculum decisions – like the amalgamation of the three theatre degrees – are transparent and available to the public. “The board does not do curriculum,” he said. “The board is there to approve a budget, approve a strategic plan, the board does not discuss curriculum.”
“ Universities have finite resources, and one of our
challenges is to find out how we can use those resources to serve students well.”
Home is where the heart is
Stories of joy and pain shared by Regina’s growing community
news writer Having a place to call home allows people to feel like they belong. Home was also the theme of “Where the Heart is...”a poetry and storytelling event that took place at The Artesian on 13th on Sept. 27. The event showcased a number of performers recounting local and international stories of what “home” means. “I think that ﬁnding our own voice is a really crucial endeavour for anyone – to ﬁnd our own voice in writing and a way to express that voice to other people is really great for personal growth,” said performance poet and writer Shayna Stock. Stock kicked off the evening by sharing a bit of her own personal story about moving from Ontario to Saskatchewan. Stock also taught a two-week writing and performance workshop prior to this event. The workshop helped develop and strengthen the skills of about ten participants, whose work was displayed at the with the idea of the event, and she.approached SCIC to partner with her. Together, they settled on the theme of “home”. “Common Weal was trying to ﬁnd a way to expand our reach in the community and I have been working there a little over a year and I said I would plan an event to kind of bring awareness to Common Weal because not a lot of people have heard about us, ” Mazur said. “[I approached] SCIC and they sort of had this idea of a writing workshops and we just kind of went from there.” The tales shared during the evening varied from stories of a woman reclaiming her culture after attending residential school, to a refugee who ﬁnds it difﬁcult to call Canada home, while her family is still in Thailand. The evening ended with a musical performance by local artist Nick Faye, who closed off by singing about Saskatchewan and its everchanging skies -- a province that, for now, most people have come to call home.
event. Common Weal Community Arts Inc. as well as the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation (SCIC) organised the event. Common Weal Community Arts Inc. is a
Saskatchewan’s living skies are the landscape of home for many in the city
provincial arts organisation that provides members of the community with a way to create social change through art. SCIC’ is an umbrella organisation that takes on projects dealing with “public engagement...around interna-
tional issues,” such as hosting this event to allow people from around the world to share their stories. Leah Mazur, communications spokesperson for Common Weal Community Arts Inc., came up
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computer-cars are just down the road, hopefully going the speed limit
contributor Last week, a law was passed granting some important rights to a class of intelligent, albeit robotic, beings. Self-driving, or robotic cars, are now legal on state roads in California, making it the third state after Nevada and Florida to pass such a law. Using systems like radar, Artificial Intelligence, GPS, and other fancy programming, the self-driving car claims to have all the benefits of a car that drives itself. Drivers can safely sleep, read, text, or watch movies on their way to school or work. If a driver had too much to drink, the car can get them home safely. Any accidents caused by human error would be a thing of the past. The idea of the autonomous car can be traced as far back as the 1939 New York World's fair, where the 'Futurama' exhibit presented designs for an automated highway system. It wasn't until the 80's and 90's that people actually started seeing some serious developments in the field. Companies and agencies were employing precursors to the technology in industries like mining and the military. Many major car companies began experimenting with the idea, and once Google was on board, the pace increased signiﬁcantly. Google has outﬁtted a Toyota Prius, among a handful of other vehicles, with the technology to navigate its way around a city. With Google Street View programmed into it, it has the ability to obey trafﬁc signs, follow speed limits, and park itself. According to Google, they have completed over 300,000 miles (480,000 km) of successful testing in three states. The new law released last week states that there must be someone in the driver’s seat, and another in the passenger seat with the ability to take
okay, self-driving cars, I’ll believe. But look at that dog. Flying dogs are bullshit. control of the car should something go wrong. So far, Google has said that the only accident that the car is responsible for occurred when a human was in control. While there is still much testing to do, and many costs to go down, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) predicts that driverless cars will dominate the roadway as early as 2040. As exciting of an idea as this may sound, it may be one of those technologies that develops faster than cities can make rules and regulations for. What could be some issues that might need to be addressed? First , there are people who are understandably concerned about putting their lives in the robotic hands of a computer. Ideally, according the America National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the robotic hand will only shake if and when it is told to do so, whereas the human hand often shakes involuntary, leading to part of the 90% or more accidents caused by human error . Google claims that driverless cars will make driving much safer. . Yet, a thought that should be considered is, while the car may be nearly everything that Google says it is, and while it may significantly decrease accidents, it is very likely that the car will make any headlines. As soon as one defective car is involved in a fatal accident, it is very likely that people will be much less reluctant to rely on a computer for getting around. This is the risk in the technology world. Additionally, a question that needs to be asked is if it really is possible for the robotic car to take every environmental condition into account. Would it be able to account for the icy roads here in Saskatchewan? Would it have enough reaction time to avoid a deer that might jump out in front of the driver in the middle of the night? Is there a risk of the car being hacked by outside systems? Another added risk for the self-driving car becomes hackers. When using any type of technology that can connect a person to the rest of the world, the rest of the world will also be able to connect to that person. Popular Mechanics writer, David Hambling, speculates that cars might be able to be deceived and have their systems scrambled by hackers. With sophisticated technology, hackers may be able to take complete control of the car, even with the driver inside it. While these are some serious issues, the advantages of the driverless car out-weigh the risks, and working towards solutions to deal with these issues is, for many, a worthwhile investment. . On top of the personal beneﬁts that a robotic car may bring, the environmental impacts and changes could be quite beneﬁcial. Imagine this: a car that would enable carpooling, driving you to work and dropping you off at the front door, before it could go pick up or drop off someone else. Taking away the need to park, the technology could clear up some parking spaces that could be transformed into spaces for public use. This could also make for some improvements to public transit systems. Similarly, the car can also make life easier for many people who are not typically allowed to drive, including people who are blind, people with certain disabilities, and even children. The selfdriving car would be an effective way for anyone to get from point A to point B, with the push of a button. If the driverless car gets more and more popular, it may reshape transportation, transforming roads into communication networks instead. With its benefits and risks, self-driving cars can possibly be the cars of the near future. Perhaps, when we reach this point in time, human beings will have already mastered teleportation, or at the very least, flying cars.
Gizmos and Gadgets
Your weekly dose of science and technology
contributor Buddhist iron man: An ancient Tibetan statue discovered by the Nazis in 1938 is found to be carved from a meteorite that struck earth around 15,000 years ago. The statue is thought to be some type of Buddhist god or warrior, and it bears a symbol resembling a left-facing swastika, called a sauwastika, on its front. The Nazi’s used a right-facing swastika as their symbol. Ancient Tibetan statue, Nazis, and meteorite in the same sentence? Yes, that’s right. Godzillium? Japanese researchers have created an artiﬁcial element with 113 protons in the nucleus. While it quickly decayed into lighter particles, they were able to record proof of its existence. There is controversy surrounding the naming rights to the new element, since both American and Russian researchers claim to have detected the element nearly a decade earlier.
DNA in female brain: Canadian researcher, J. Lee Nelson, recently discovered male DNA inside the brains of females. A study of 59 deceased women revealed that 63% of their brains carried some
traces of male DNA. This ‘mi- entering the brain.. this is the most comfortable scuba diving experience ever. crochimerism’ may be due to the women carrying a male fetus at some point in their lives, but it is interesting to scientists because a blood-brain barrier blocks most foreign substances like these from Cartography conquest: Apple CEO, Tim Cook, makes an apology to customers for some major errors in the new Apple maps service, even going as far as sug-
gesting they use rival services like Google Maps while they work on the issues. Google Maps goes a step further in introducing underwater maps, which gives users a close-up view of underwater marvels like Australia’s Great Barrier
One step at a time: The ﬁrst commercial trip to the International Space Station takes place on October 7. NASA will be using the private company SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to deliver supplies to the International Space Station for science experiments. SpaceX also recently successfully tested their reusable ‘grasshopper’ rocket this
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To Ghana and back
A work-study placement in Ghana taught Van-Betuw valuable skills
contributor University of Regina student, Nathan Van-Betuw, is back in Regina after a four-month volunteer work-study placement in Ghana. Van-Betuw went to Ghana as a Junior Fellow with the Engineers Without Boarders (EWB) program. The program trains students before sending them to developing countries to research a particular field of interest. Van-Betuw was stationed in Kukum city in southern Ghana, where he interacted with coco growers on a daily basis. “I was really identifying the different venues for agricultural extension through a company called Kuapa Kooko, which stands for good farmer of cocoa, [a] huge fair trade producer in Ghana. They are the suppliers of cocoa beans for the producers of Divine Chocolate,” he said. According to this sixth-year industrial engineering student, one of the major problems plaguing the cocoa industry right now is that farmers are holding onto old cocoa trees, which have long outgrown their productivity. “The suggested replantation rate is about 25 years -- that’s when the trees peak and start to gram, the soon-to-be engineer replied that he wanted to get more out of his education. “I thought that this was a really good opportunity to obtain that global citizen mindset and ﬁnd out more about development and whether I would like to pursue a career in development,” he said. And ﬁnd out he did. If he can secure the necessary financial investment, Van-Betuw said he would happily return to Ghana and work towards starting up a cocoa finished-product industry. “Right now [the cocoa crop is] grown, processed and then its sent out elsewhere like Europe or North America, rather than processed into a finished product like cocoa or chocolate. Why not do that in Ghana? And I would like to pursue that idea in the future,” explainedVan-Betuw. Van-Betuw will be sharing his newfound knowledge about cocoa growing practices in Ghana with fellow Engineering students, as well as with high school students around Saskatchewan. “The idea behind the Junior Fellow program is giving one person this bank of experience, this wealth of knowledge, and then you can change one hundred, two hundred, three hundred people through this one person,” expressed Van-Betuw. EWB is now accepting applications for their next Junior Fellow. Frank Elechi, co-chair of the organization’s Regina Chapter encourages all students to apply. “Any student is welcome to apply. You don’t have to be in engineering to qualify,” explains Elechi. The deadline for the next Junior Fellow application is October 23, 2012. The application kit can be downloaded from uregina.ewb.ca/?p=131
reduce productivity, so they say replant them. But many farmers have 50-year old trees, 60-year old trees…and in order to counteract that, lots of them are using fertilizers, and pesticides, and herbicides to try and get as much out of the trees as possible. Meanwhile, that’s adding to soil depletion,” explained Van-Betuw. The Cocoa Rehabilitation Project, a recent program funded by the Ghanaian government, is trying to solve this over-grown tree problem. “What they do is they’ll send a crew to chop down all of the
farmer’s trees for an area that the farmer determines, and then they’ll give them seedlings of the hybrid crop, and then they’ll also line and peg the land for the farmers so that there is proper spacing in between the trees,” said VanBetuw. Even though the Coco Rehabilitation Project “has its inefﬁciencies,” Van-Betuw is hopeful that it will go a long way in boosting the cocoa crops of the farmers who choose to utilize this free service. When asked why he applied to join EWB’s Junior Fellow pro-
“ The idea behind the Junior Fellow program is giving one person this bank of experience, this wealth of knowledge and then you can change one hundred, two hundred, three hundred people through this one person.”
Recreating Parking Spaces
A play on words starts an international movement across the globe
contributor PARK(ing) Day, a simple play on words, began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Art and Design Studio reserved a single metre parking spot in downtown San Francisco, and set up a temporary public park for the day. According to parkingday.org, “PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” The day is aimed at promoting the need for more quality public spaces in urban settings. Since its creation in 2005, PARK(ing) Day has created 975 parks in 162 cities and 35 countries on 6 continents. On Sept. 21, people around the globe hustled to attain parking spaces for the day, and creatively transformed them into unique public parks. Canadian participants included cities like Winnipeg, Toronto, Gatineau, and Saskatoon. Portage Avenue in Winnipeg played host to various PARK(ing) Day displays including a “Prairie on Portage” space set up by the University of Winnipeg. Liz Williams, a participating member of this University of Winnipeg team, invited folks to come out and “take back some green space exclaimed that the day was a great success, with many things happening. “We [had] yoga classes, fitness classes, food trucks, live music, pop up fashion, retail stores…there's a little bit of something for everyone." Along with Catherine, many Saskatoon residents were extremely pleased with the result of PARK(ing) Day in the city. Numerous businesses, social groups, and individuals showed their support by either perusing the PARK(ing) Day displays, or setting up their own temporary park. Apart from the creative Canadian PARK(ing) Day displays, numerous cities around the world also came up with incredible and creative ideas. From giant balloon canopies, to silly picnic displays, to relaxing musical ambiances, cities were able to insert a bit of their own cultural and creative touches to this ever-growing social movement. With only 7 years under its belt, PARK(ing) Day has already become a well-known global event aimed at re-envisioning empty space, and allowing citizens to create temporary public spaces in the jungles of an urban setting.
in [Winnipeg’s] downtown.” Additionally, Jino Distasio, the director of the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg, acknowledged that “bring[ing] attention to urban issues and good planning is a good thing for the city." Participating in its first ever PARK(ing) Day, Toronto’s Andrew Chiu, Timothy Mitanidis, and Marek Rudzinski showcased a large mirrored box containing
citizens occupy a parking space, and transform it into a park
balloons and a place to sit. People could sit down, take pictures, and draw on the balloons if they wanted to. Chiu and his team specifically portrayed the idea that instead of filling up space with parked cars, cities should ﬁll up space with public parks. Businesses in Gatineau, Quebec also joined in the festivities for their third consecutive year. The Programming Committee in Gatineau stated that
businesses such as Gardens Alternative, Bike Action Ottawa, and Massage Therapy all created unique spaces on PARK(ing) Day. In Saskatoon, Sask. also participated in PARK(ing) Day. Organisers of the event reserved metered parking and shut down one lane of trafﬁc in order to open up space along Broadway Avenue and 20th Street West. In a CBC interview, Saskatoon’s PARK(ing) Day organiser, Carrie Catherine,
All the musics
A&C Editor: Paul Bogdan firstname.lastname@example.org the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
The Carillon tries to make the most of the bazillion concerts that happened this past weekend
Sidney York performing at BreakOut West this past weekend
arts editor So, with BreakOut West and École Connaught’s one-hundredth anniversary music and arts festival, there was an unfathomable amount of awesome music this past weekend here in Regina. My weekend began at City Square Plaza at about 5:00 PM, where I caught Foam Lake. From what I remember, their set was good. Apparently, I made a note in my phone that I wish I had a blanket. The details are still pretty hazy, so bear with me. Said the Whale was up next on the plaza, and definitely the best part about their set was when one of the members explicitly described the next song as being about his grandfather picking wildflowers and thinking about the ﬁner things in life, and then proceeded to sing the opening line, “My grandfather picks wildﬂowers at the top of the hill”. Glad that was laid out explicitly beforehand because I’m not sure if I could have picked up on that. Another highlight from the Vancouver quintet’s set when one of the members said, “This one’s dedicated to everyone”. Touching. In all seriousness though, Said the Whale played a tight show, and guitarist/vocalist Tyler Bancroft had time to talk with the Carillon, despite the fact that the band “literally just got here, like three hours ago”. He was happy with how the set went, despite the fact that “the crowd seemed like it was getting warmed up for the weekend. Hopefully, things get drunker as the weekend progresses”. “Regina’s got some amazing bands; Library Voices, Rah Rah’s putting out a new record, which I
can almost guarantee you is going to be on the shortlist for the Polaris Prize because it’s that good,” said Bancroft. And speaking of those bands, Library Voices were up next on the plaza. The succulent smell of smoked meat from the food truck next to me wafted into my nostrils and fueled my excitement as a roadie carried a ﬂoor tom across the stage like Moses descending from Sinai, and what seemed like the entire Cathedral Village neighbourhood began filing onto the stage. When all of the members finally gathered on stage, Library Voices did what they’re known best for -- playing an hour’s worth of catchy pop songs that’ll be stuck with you likely for the rest of the evening. After Library Voices wrapped up their set, it was time for a brief refuel at home, and then it was off to the Club to catch Belle Plaine. Her set went went off unblemished, and regardless of a few preshow nerves, she said her set was “a lot of fun”. “I was nervous at the beginning because you have that idea in your head of who’s in the room or who might be in the room, and so you kind of want to nail it. But, then it just became about hanging out with my friends and playing ... it really got to the right place by the second song and stayed there,” said Plaine.
Despite being in and out of conferences for the day, Belle Plaine still said she had time to see “acts on the periphery”, but most of her day was “spent listening to the elders of the music industry tell us whatever wisdom they would impart ... It’s generally war stories from the panels. They’re like, ‘Don’t do this, and don’t take off your clothes’. Check”. Moreover, the Regina songwriter commented on what it means to have a festival like BreakOut West happen in Regina. “I think we have a wonderfully diverse ecosystem of music here, and I’m really proud of what’s happening here in Saskatchewan. I’m really happy that this is happening here because I think Regina has grown since a lot of these bands have come into being, and there are more venues for them to play at. I’m hoping that this weekend brings to attention all of the new and wonderful things we have going on around town right now,” said Plaine. Originally, I had planned to go back to the Artesian right after Belle Plaine’s set, but I swung over next door to the Exchange just in time to catch the start of Slow Down, Molasses’ set, and I’m quite glad I did. Not only did I see yet another band play sixty minutes of solid tunes, but they were giving away
free ﬂexi disc copies of their new single. No, I don’t think ﬂexi discs are obsolete, but keep in mind I work in print media. Once Slow Down, Molasses finished, I headed to my final venue for the night, the Artesian, and I arrived just in time to see JP Hoe. Due to the nature of JP Hoe’s music, the show was much less energetic than most of the sets I had seen thus far, but it was a nice refresher considering I’d been immersing myself in live music (and the subsequent partying that accompanies it) for six hours, and frankly, I needed the break if I planned to go hard for another two bands after JP Hoe. Vancouver’s Rococode followed JP Hoe, and after that it was time to finish off the night with one of the few country acts I can get behind, The Lonesome Weekends. Expectedly, the show was awesome other than some idiot lambasting my friend and I for standing (and only my friend and I, notwithstanding the entire crowd of people gathered in front of the stage), but fuck us for standing and dancing to live music, right? Anyways, the Weekends finished their set at about 2:00, and shortly thereafter I collapsed on my bed, exhausted and thrilled from the days’ events. The day prior was good, but I was particularly excited for Saturday. Any day you get to see
“I think we have a wonderfully diverse ecosystem of music here, and I’m really proud of what’s happening here in Saskatchewan..”
The Lazy MKs or Rah Rah is generally a pretty awesome day, but a truly great day is when you get to see both The Lazy MKs and Rah Rah, let alone both bands for free. Saturday was such a day. The Lazy MKs’ set was unfortunately short, but they did play their cover of “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys, and Etienne Soulodre not only played one hell of a harmonica solo during it, but then proceeded to play pedal steel guitar with his harmonica. The next band on the itinerary was Rah Rah who, needless to say, rocked the fuck out of that tent in the meager little field of Connaught school. After some apologies by a few of the members to their former teachers, the Regina six-piece played a set which can be summed up as a conglomeration of balloons, new songs, sunglasses, old songs, and confetti. I had planned to walk over to O’Hanlon’s following Rah Rah’s set and see who was playing there, but within little time of sitting on my friend’s couch, I was asleep. Seeing live music is an exhilarating thing to do, but god damnit can it be exhausting -- not just the physical aspect of standing and dancing all night, but blasting one’s brain with excessively loud music is mentally tiring. As much as I would have loved to go see what else was going on that night, I still think I capitalized on the weekend. Not often does one get to see ten bands, let alone some of the best bands in Western Canada, for a total of $20. Really though, one could have stayed at any one venue (or changed venues after every set) and had a blast.
the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
Fear and Loathing in Saskatoon
A savage journey to go see Rush
arts writer We were somewhere around Broad Street on the edge of the city when the ecstasy began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive...” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us, and the sky was full of what looked like mechanized angels and ﬁrebreathing zeppelins, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred kilometers an hour with the windows down to Saskatoon. And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?” Then it was quiet again. My girlfriend was listening to her iPod to facilitate the entertainment process. “What the hell are you yelling about?” she muttered. “And why are you talking so weird? Stop it.” “Never mind,” I said, dejectedly removing the empty cigarette holder from between my lips. No point mentioning those angels and airships, I thought. The poor girl will see them soon enough. It was almost ten, and we still had more than a hundred kilometers to go. They would be tough kilometers. But there was no going back, and no time to rest. In nine hours, the doors to the Credit Union Centre would open, and the fabulous Saskatoon leg of Rush’s Clockwork Angels tour would begin, and we had to get there by noon to claim our hotel room. A fashionable newspaper in Regina had expressed interest in the story and...well, the reservations were all left up to me...I was, after all, a professional journalist; even though we’re notoriously cheap, I had an obligation to cover the story, for good or ill. You see, about twenty-four hours previously, I’d been sitting in the Polo Lounge (what I call my living room) when a notiﬁcation window came up from my email provider. “This must be the message I was waiting for all this time,” I thought. And you know? I was right! I’d been expecting that message. It was my editor. As I recall, I said nothing, merely read. And then I shut down the computer, and drove to my girlfriend’s. “E-mail from headquarters,” I explained to her, to avail her confusion. “They want me to go to Saskatoon at once. I’m also to take pictures.” “What kind of a story is this?” She asked. “The Rush concert,” I said. “It’s going to be a fantastic story full of pyrotechnics, lasers, virtuosic musicianship, steampunk contraptions, and alchemy...at least that’s what the tour press release says.” “Well, she said, “as your girlfriend, I advise you to bring me with. How else can you cover a thing like this righteously?” “That sounds about right for this gig,” I nodded. When we entered the Credit Union Centre, we had the good fortune to run into tour staff—he
if you bring a camera any closer to Rush than this, a security guard is hired speciﬁcally to choke you out. refused to let me take a photo. “It’s for security reasons,” he said, and by that time I was pouring sweat. My blood is too thick for Saskatchewan: I have never been able to properly explain myself in this climate. Not with the soaking sweats...wild red eyeballs and trembling hands. I took the tour poster that the ticket agent offered me and left. “This won’t make the nut,” my girlfriend sighed. “Though it is a cool poster.” “You have no faith in the essential decency of a great concert. Jesus, two hours ago, we were sitting in Regina, completely paralyzed for the weekend, when I get an e-mail from my editor telling me to go to Saskatoon and expenses be damned—this is the dream in action!” “We’ve had these tickets for months,” she responded. “And of course expenses be damned— they’re not paying for a thing.” I frowned, because I knew she was right. And, as it just so happens, the decency of a great concert I had defended didn’t exist. It seemed that not a soul in the godforsaken city of Saskatoon knew about a Rush concert; however, in a few short hours, the Credit Union Centre would become the temple for the sages of Canadian prog-rock. We bought the tickets, and it was time to take the ride. The concert started, as Rush concerts often do, with a short video. If you didn’t understand Rush’s unique blend of humour and bravado, then this would not have been a good start for you. A giant chicken was directing an entire army of factory workers in working out, and, in the case of drummer Neil Peart, literally assembling the band members before the show. The brief video segued flawlessly into the first song of set one: 1982’s “Subdivisions.” From then all the way through to the encore ﬁnale, the concert was a wild eclectic blend of some of the best stuff of Rush’s career with the better songs from the Clockwork Angels album interspersed throughout. For those less unimaginative folks, I took the liberty of compiling the set list. 1. Subdivisions 2. The Big Money 3. Force Ten 4. Grand Designs 5. The Body Electric 6. Territories 7. The Analog Kid 8. Bravado 9. Where's My Thing? 10. Far Cry 11. Caravan 12. Clockwork Angels 13. The Anarchist 14. Carnies 15. The Wreckers 16. Headlong Flight 17. Halo Effect 18. Seven Cities of Gold 19. The Garden 20. Manhattan Project 21. Red Sector A 22. YYZ 23. The Spirit of Radio Encore 24. Tom Sawyer 25. 2112: Overture/Temples of Syrinx/Grand Finale If you’ve never been to a Rush show, allow me to try to succinctly summarize the scene: imagine every cheesy 1980s science-ﬁction ﬁlm you’ve ever seen, and throw it all up onto a concert stage. Lasers, explosions, stock footage of nuclear bomb tests, and horrifying graphics of animated men made entirely out of LED dots - oh my. Eight giant TVs that were rigged to a giant scaffold that moved like a pair of angel’s wings during the second set, which
turned the stage into a scene from Philip K. Dick’s personal hell. As for the concert itself...well, what more is there to say than it was a Rush concert? Geddy Lee’s bass licks were as masterful as ever, Alex Lifeson displayed guitar shredding skills that are amongst the most underrated in the annals of rock history, and Neil Peart proved that he is the undisputed king of the drum throne. I only had two grips throughout the whole show: sound quality and the theatre of the show. Often, Geddy’s high vocals seemed to clip the speakers or just get lost in the mix. Alex’s guitar playing often drowned out Geddy’s voice, bass, and synthesizer, and yet, both men were often buried by Peart’s drumming -the only instrument that seemed to be microphoned properly. Aside from the sound quality,
the involvedness of the show seems to have declined from Rush’s last performance in Saskatchewan. This show was far less reliant on pyrotechnics and video montages than the Snakes and Arrows tour from 2007. At the end of the day, the bravado doesn’t much matter, though. A Rush show is still, after all, a Rush show. “Hot fucking damn!” I shouted upon exiting the concert. Some people looked at me, and said nothing. By this time I was laughing crazily. But it made no difference. I was just another fucked-up concert-goer on an ecstatic high. By the time I got to the car, my heart was full of joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger...a Man on the Move, and just sick enough to be totally conﬁdent.
the end of the day, the bravado doesn’t much matter, though. A Rush show is still, after all, a Rush show.”
the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
what kiind of bullshit is it that all the new seasons start up in the middle of bloody midterms?
kyle leitch, robyn tocker, alexandra proulx, neil adams
this week’s roundtable How much TV do you watch each week?
excited about for this fall TV season?
Kyle Leitch: I’m not a dude who watches too much TV at the best of times. I’d say anywhere between three and ﬁve hours is a lot of TV in a week for me.
Neil Adams: I personally watch about 15 to 10 hours/week. I have cable, but I usually just marathon stuff on Netﬂix. I watched seven episodes of Mad Men in one sitting this weekend. Are there any new shows that have caught your eye, or you're
Alexandra Proulx: On average, I watch anywhere from 10 to 15 hours of TV a week, not including any sports teams I cheer for. I also generally stick to ABC and CBS primetime shows, such as How I Met You Mother, NCIS, Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy.
Robyn Tocker: Way too much. It’s usually background music for when I’m online, and since I’m almost always busy on my computer, It’s on about 10 hours a day. Startling, I know.
RT: I don’t usually get into new shows. I’m an old-favourites type. But I’m excited for the return of Criminal Minds and NCIS.
KL: Not really new, but America’s Funniest Home Videos premiers its new season on Oct. 7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premiers that following Thursday, and I want to get to the bottom of that weird promo starring the “new” cast.
AP: I haven't started watching a new show yet, but if I were to start watching one it would probably be The New Normal. I saw a sneak peak, and it was actually pretty good; I just haven't had the time to actually sit down and watch a full episode yet. NA: It usually takes a whole season or more for something to really get my attention. I can't commit to shows that might take a bad turn.
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KL: American Horror Story: Asylum. The first season of this show on FX was a legitimately great psychological thriller, yet it had piss-poor ratings. It needs to
Who will have the best season premier?
NA: Game of Thrones is certainly going to start with a bang in the spring. Same with Breaking Bad. It had kind of a soft ending, but I'm sure that "The One Who Knocks" won't be able to walk away from the Jib game so easily.
AP: The best season premier for me already aired, and it was Grey's Anatomy. Instead of it picking up right where it left off last season, it jumped ahead, so you had no clue who was alive, at least not until the end of the episode, which revealed a huge shock. I won't reveal anymore than that in case people haven't seen it. But man, hands down best one I saw last week.
RT: NCIS had it, in my opinion. The pursuit of the criminal who bombed NCIS headquarters, the continued sexual tension between Agent Ziva and Agent Tony, and the possible death of the mortician Ducky, What could be better?
deliver something brilliant in this premier if it wants to get renewed for season three.
RT: That’s hard to say. The only thing I can think of is Grey’s Anatomy and that’s because of the death of two of my favourite characters, Lexi Grey and Dr. “McSteamy”.
the second season premier fast approaching. Unfunny, stock characters in stupid and predictable situations, and bad writing, even as far as sitcoms are concerned. Yeesh.
RT: Glee. The first two seasons were good, but after the third, it should have stopped. Trying to add new characters to replace old ones is bothersome for the fans, and with the music less than fantastic, it’s about time the show just called it quits. AP: If I could stop one show, I would probably ask that Two and a Half Men just stops. I don't usually watch is anyways, but I deﬁnitely haven't been interested in it since they introduced Ashton Kutcher into the mix after the Charlie Sheen ﬁasco. Plus the fact that the kid isn't even a kid anymore.
AP: I don't watch Glee, but I have heard that this season will not be up to its usual standard. That's the only show that comes to mind when I think of which show could potentially be a let down. I choose the shows I watch based on a consistency basis, which means they never let me down. NA: 30 Rock. Should've been put out of its misery last season. Tina Fey is funny, but it just seems like they're getting lazy and phoning it in, not unlike the Saturday night variety show it parodies. Which still-running show would you stop if you could?
What show do you think will be the biggest let down this season? KL: Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. I don’t know how in the buggering hell this made it past a pilot, yet here we are with
KL: The Simpsons/ Family Guy/ American Dad/The Cleveland Show, etc. You all put up a valiant effort, (some of you more than the others) but your courses have run out . At ease, soldiers.
NA: Supernatural. As I understand it, the creators had a five season story arc built with and ending, but its entering its tenth season. I really enjoyed the first three or so seasons but the Wincester bros. haven't aged well since they were the fresh faced Mulder/Scully type-duo they were when it premiered. Just like The X-Files, this dog needs to be put down before its legacy is irreparably damaged.
the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
This unobtrusive blend of Kahlua, vodka, and cream will perfectly suit either white or dark-meat turkey. Remember, different vodkas vastly alter the taste of this drink. For best results, you should consider Absolut or Grey Goose. If you want to sample the cocktail ﬁrst, The Owl makes a killer White Russian.
White Russian (Turkey)
A true Southern gentleman’s drink if ever there was one. Combining water, sugar, chopped mint leaves, and a half-a-cup of Kentucky bourbon in a frozen glass will make you think you’re way manlier than you probably are. For added fun, say “Here, here!” in your best southern accent after everything anyone says.
Mint Julep (Baking)
House at the End of the Street
Mark Tonderai Jennifer Lawrence
House at the End of the Street [HATES] is simply a bad movie trying to cash in on two ideas: the star-power of The Hunger Games – another overrated shitstorm – and what I’ve now come to term as Cabin in the Woods Syndrome. Let’s examine these problems in order. The Hunger Games rose to national fame because of its “dark” subject matter – kids killing kids. This is not, however, a new notion; this theme has been explored since the early 1950s in
What can be said against the timelessness of vodka and orange juice? Unlike the White Russian, the quality of your vodka doesn’t change the drink much, here. The secret is being able to ﬂoat the Galliano on top. Though this will go with any potato dish, see if you can have it with a sweet potato dish.
Harvey Wallbanger (Potatoes)
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, and has been getting far superior ﬁlms – 2000’s Battle Royal, for instance – banned worldwide. If you were to use this logic against the average Hunger Games fan, however, there would be no end to the amount of times you would be called a troll. But that’s neither here nor there. What the Hunger Games ﬁlm adaptation gave us was the big-break role for Jennifer Lawrence, who is only one step above IBM’s Watson computer for displaying human emotion. Cut to a few months later, and the Lawrence automaton is co-starring alongside Elisabeth Shue in this ﬁlm. Which leads right nicely into problem number two. Cabin in the Woods Syndrome came about and derives its name from Joss Whedon’s 2011 ﬁlm. Passing as a cheap horror movie in the trailer, it turned out to be a tongue-in-
cheek, respectful hate letter to slasher ﬁlms of the 1980s. It also gave a whole slew of ﬁlmmakers license to ﬁlm awful movies, give them stupid names, and say, “Yes, we know that this looks like the biggest piece of stinking shit since Godzilla’s IBS started acting up before he invaded Iwakuni, but hey, Cabin in the Woods turned out to be pretty good, right? Give us a shot!”. Smash cuts, jumpscares, and brittle-sounding stringed instruments do not constitute horror ﬁlms, you unimaginative morons! What constitutes horror is instilling in the audience a sense of terminal dread that lasts long after they leave the theatre. Honestly, I can’t remember half of what the ﬁlm is about. What I do remember though: Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence move into their dream home, and they meet their neighbour who lives in a house where a little girl killed her parents.
Amityville-style demonic happenings, screams, blood, happily ever after, yawn. I thought stories were supposed to age like wine: the longer they were told, the better they got. But if you buttheads can bungle up a haunted house story – the most classic of horror storytelling conventions – this badly, then I honestly don’t know where that leaves us. In short, HATES is a bad movie. Quite possibly the worst movie of 2012. Don’t see it. Don’t rent it. Don’t YouTube, torrent, or even think about it. Just leave it alone. If we don’t pay it any attention, then I’m sure it’ll go away quietly and without causing any more trouble than it already has.
Benedictine, Brandy, and Cream make up this killer cocktail. The creamy nature of this beast will lend itself very well to pie with Cool Whip or the biggest bowl of ice cream you could manage to carry.
Let’s be honest; you’re not going to have tried all of these (or, more likely, any of them). But if you’ve imbibed a bit too much, this “hair-of-the-dog” cocktail will pick you right up. Mix equal parts gin, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice, and absinthe, strain into a chilled glass over ice, and start your day off right.
Corpse Reviver #2 (Morning after)
Sports Editor: Autumn McDowell firstname.lastname@example.org the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
braden dupuis, jhett folk, britton gray
this week’s rountable The Regina Rams have had two members named the CIS defensive player of the week over the last three weeks. Who have you been the most impressed with on defence so far this season?
Folk: It is way too difﬁcult to honestly pick just one player. The Rams have been a fun team to follow this season, and the majority of the team deserves a lot of respect. There’s lots of talent on this team, so it’s good to see when they can mesh properly.
Dupuis: Autumn mentioned him in last week’s roundtable as MVP, and she’s not far off. Jamir Walker is killing it again this year. The Rams all-time leader in interceptions – 17 after the game against Manitoba on Sept. 28 – is this team’s defensive all-star, not to take anything away from the rest of the D, who have been solid game in and game out.
Folk: Hard to really pick apart a coach’s decision when selecting which goaltender they want for their team. Perhaps they don’t feel that any options for developmental purposes are ready for that step, or maybe they just wanted the veteran mind in the locker room to help the rest of the team develop. You just never know with the call on goaltenders. Gray: I think this was a good move by the Pats. Every team should be looking to win now, especially with how mediocre the Pats have been recently. This is them telling their fans they want to make a deep playoff run and give the fan base hope. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are currently third place in the West division with a 7-6 record. What are the odds of the Riders getting a home playoff game this year?
Wheat Kings with limp-armed handstands was more entertaining than watching the Pats goalies suck.
Gray: I think they can pull it off. The Riders have a lot of talent on the team and can beat anyone if they get rolling. Weston Dressler may be the best wide receiver in the CFL and Kory Sheets is an elite running back. I believe in the Riders and their ability to get a home playoff game. The Edmonton Oilers have threatened to move the team to Seattle if their new arena is not built. What do you think of this?
once the games really matter.
Folk: Hayley, if you had to describe the feeling of winning Olympic gold in just one sentence what would you say?
play hockey against people half your age while studying kinesiology? Also, what is your stance on the Seattle Skullfuckers?
Gray: I’d ask her how she feels being the face of women’s hockey in Canada. She has won gold medals at the Olympics for this country and has been an inspiration to many people. I’d also like to ask her how it feels to be a playable character in NHL 13.
Dupuis: It’s just Darrel Katz trying to force the city’s hand. He knows they’ll never let him move the team. I think the whole thing is hilarious. It would be even more so if the Oilers actually did move to Seattle, and changed their name to the Seattle Skullfuckers. I would buy that jersey. Folk: I think it’s hilarious. If you think you can look me square in the eye and tell me that the Edmonton Oilers will be taken from Canada without me making fun of you, you’re wrong. Heck, there’s more of a chance of my team – the Vancouver Canucks – moving to the states than there is the precious Oilers!
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Gray: Football is the ultimate team sport, and every member must do their job in order for stars to shine. The defence has been playing as a unit all year and that is how they have been able to be as good as they have been. If they continue to play as a team, the opposing offences are in trouble. The Regina Pats have decided to keep 20-year old goaltender, Matt Hewitt, on the roster instead of trying to develop a younger goalie. Do you think this was the right move? Dupuis: Yeah sure, why not. Off topic: I went to the Pats homeopener and there were two little kids in all-blue spandex by the visiting penalty box. Watching them attempt to distract the
Folk: The Riders have proven within the last five weeks that they can be for real. I think there may be an off chance at a home game, but that’s not what is important. What I see is a team that can walk into anyone’s stadium and smack the home team around. However, I’ve also seen the opposite team that embarrasses all of Saskatchewan. Guess we’ll see which team shows up
Dupuis: It’s not out of the question, especially after last weekend’s win over the first-place Lions. They’re one game back of Calgary, and two games back of BC. They definitely can’t go on another losing binge if they want a home playoff game, and the last game of the season against BC is going to be huge.
Gray: I think the city of Edmonton needs to ﬁgure out its priorities. The Edmonton Oilers are one of the premier franchises in the NHL and have been around for years. There is so much history with that team and I think it would be a joke if they allow them to leave. Hayley Wickenheiser is coming to the U of R on Oct. 16. If you could ask Hayley one question, what would it be? Dupuis: Hi Hayley, my name is Braden, I write about sports for the Carillon. How does it feel to
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the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
Regina Rams player Stefan Charles receives high praise
sports writer The Canadian Football League has released the ﬁrst installment of their 2013 Scouting Bureau, and a pair of Regina Rams players have landed in the top 10. Fourth-year offensive lineman, Brett Jones, is ranked ninth overall, while ﬁfth-year defensive lineman Stefan Charles is ranked ﬁrst. “It feels good. It feels real good, you know? I can’t wait,” Charles said. “It’s a lot of work, a lot of perseverance, a lot of adjusting to adversity. I’m just happy I can get the recognition I’m getting from the CFL and all the scouts that like me...I’m just thankful and grateful for that.” The CFL’s Scouting Bureau is put together by scouts from each CFL team. The scouts are provided a list of draft-eligible players each year – usually upwards of 800 players – and asked to rank their top 15. “So each team would submit their top 15 to me here, and then I basically go through, and depending on how they’re ranked, would come up with an overall rank for these guys,” explained Ryan Janzen, director of football operations with the CFL. The players receive points based on the rankings they get said. “It’s how well they can move their feet, their hands, their quickness on the ﬁeld, those are the big things, and then depending on the team, if the player would ﬁt into their system.” While Charles is currently sitting atop the 2013 CFL draft projections, he’s also turning heads down south. Playing with Akiem Hicks – who was drafted by the NFL’s New Orleans Saints this year – has meant that Charles has caught the attention of NFL scouts as well. “I think it was good because we’re both competitors, and in practice we would push ourselves to always do one better than what one person does,” Charles said, of playing alongside Hicks. “It was never a mediocre practice when we would practice. Even if we’d go head to head, we would basically try to take each other’s heads off.” In terms of his professional ambition, Charles believes the sky is the limit. “I want to shoot for the stars,” he said. “I’d love to play in the NFL, but the CFL would still be a blessing in the same way...I’m just trying to make my dreams reality, which is almost coming true. I’ve just got to wait until that day, you know?”
Charles is the huge one about to crush that UBC player from each team. For example, a first-place ranking would earn a player 15 points, a second-place ranking 14 points, and so on. “You get all those, from all eight teams, and you add up the points,” Janzen said. “And whoever has the most points basically is the top guy.” This being the ﬁrst version of the 2013 Bureau, the results are far from concrete. “We do three versions of this. We do one in early September, we
do one probably early December, and we do one about a month or so before the draft,” Janzen explained. “The ﬁrst one is always a little bit of a crapshoot, because our teams, they scouted these guys...and they’ve seen these guys on ﬁlm, but they haven’t really focused on these guys as of yet.” With plenty of football still to play, the final rankings are very much up in the air. “Guys still might get hurt, guys may regress a little bit, guys who we have lowered or not even
ranked might have a great year this year and move up the standings,” Janzen explained. “This is really just a preliminary list of where they sit now.” When determining their Scouting Bureau rankings, CFL scouts are looking for specific things. One of the most important assets a young player can have, Janzen explained, is size. “A guy like Stefan Charles, he’s huge, and obviously that’s something you can’t teach,” he
The women’s soccer team finally sees results
sports writer After years of hard work with little in the way of tangible payoff, the Cougar women’s soccer team is reaping the benefits in their 2012 season. With one-third of the season in the books, the Cougars have already tripled last season’s win total. Head coach, Bob Maltman, attributes the success to work ethic, confidence and a newly-formed emphasis on the mental aspects of the game. “I think that’s been the biggest thing, is if we make a mistake...we don’t get ourselves deflated because of it,” he said, before the team’s Sept. 28 clash with the perennial powerhouse Trinity Western Spartans. “And I think that with that has come a much greater degree of communication amongst the team during games...as a result, players make more conﬁdent and correct decision, so I think the communication and the mental preparation have been two big components.” But the team’s winning ways are not just a result of this year’s efforts. Hard work and good habits have carried over from last season. While they didn’t hold any immediate payoff for the team – their record last year was 1-10-3 – their efforts have proven to be of them – Possberg with three, and McFee with one. Possberg’s accomplishments were validated with a U of R Athlete of the Week award earlier this month. But she’s not letting the acclaim go to her head. “The success that we’ve been seeing, and the success that I’ve been allowed to have, I couldn’t possibly have done it without the rest of the team,” she said. “A lot of them bust their asses off to make sure that I look good.” She also attributes the team’s success to the mental training and emphasis on focus heralded by Coach Maltman. “I feel that’s been very beneﬁcial because it’s allowed us to kind of get rid of the negative thoughts that have been perpetuating in the program for the past few years and everything with the frustrations and the losses that we’ve seen,” she said. “You take it one injury at a time, one play at a time. Everything will come to pass, and if you have the right mentality towards it and you’ve put in that effort, then all you can do is just play.” The Cougars suffered their ﬁrst two losses of the season on Sept. 28 and 29, losing 3-0 to Trinity Western and 6-0 to UBC. This weekend, they look to bounce back at home against Fraser Valley on Oct. 6 and Victoria on Oct. 7.
remember when the soccer team asked if Autumn was an asshole or a douche bag? fruitful through the ﬁrst stretch of the 2012 campaign. “There was a tremendous amount of work last year that was done by the team, but we didn’t necessarily get the reward in terms of getting a goal when we needed one to win,” Maltman said. “That’s just the way that team sports are...that you can sometimes play OK and not get the reward, and therefore people don’t think you’re playing that well, but we genuinely thought we had some good moments on the pitch last year, and we also had a very tough schedule.” That’s not to take anything away from the early stages of this year’s schedule, that’s seen 1-0 Cougars victories over tough opponents in the U of S Huskies and U of M Bisons. “The traditional teams that are in the Canada West, they’re always good programs, and there’s a lot of games where they’re very tight,” Maltman said.“[Canada West] is deﬁnitely not weaker.” This year’s early winning record is not a result of weaker competition, but of a team that has grown stronger as they’ve come together. When asked to name some of his standout players, Maltman lists nearly every player on the roster. “There’s been a number of them,” he said. “I think one that I’m very happy with, in terms of just how hard she’s had to work to get to where she is today, has been that of Stephanie Possberg.” With the departure of AllCanadian goalkeeper Michelle Anderson last year, goaltending duties have fallen to the tandem of Possberg and rookie, Kacey McFee, with Possberg designated as the starter. So far, they’ve proven themselves up to the challenge, recording four shutouts between the two
the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
I’ve had better
Things would have been better with more cowbell
my ﬁst time
contributor When I watch American college sports I think, “Why can’t that frenzied environment happen in Regina?” Well, if anyone was fortunate enough to go to the University of Regina Rams game against the visiting Manitoba Bisons on Sept. 28, then you probably experienced the closest thing you will get to that kind of atmosphere. It’s not that the crowd wasn’t entertained or captivated by the game, it was more that they weren’t ﬁred up or propelled to the height of enthusiasm I expected. The fans were very, very subdued. Which is a shame, because a huge part of success in sports is when your fans are behind you, cheering you on. Indeed, the fans would cheer at the appropriate times, with the odd whistle or hoots and hollers if it was an above average play. However, I was let down by the passion of the Rams fans in the stands that night -- until the second half. I was sitting on the side where alcohol is allowed. I thought this would be great, a bunch of rowdy U of R students who want to party and cheer on their boys. However, rity guard try and contain an extremely intoxicated crowd. What else made the second half so amusing were the parents. Sitting in the alcohol section, I assumed it would be filled with young students pre-drinking for their Friday night shenanigans. But no, there was a large amount of older adults getting their drink on. And when the crowd started chanting “cowbell, cowbell!” to irritate and embarrass these five Manitoba fans, I was flabbergasted to see these adults harassing and persecuting alongside the inebriated U or R students. From the vibe of the first 30 minutes of that game, I get the impression that the next Rams game I attend will not hit the entertainment value it did in the last 30 minutes of play. Every Rams fan there supported the team, but the enthusiasm just wasn’t what I expected. Where is the passion like at a Rider game? Also, students get in for free! How could that not pump you up? Furthermore, the Rams are a solid team this year. They played amazing on Friday, and with a 4 1 record, maybe we should rally up together as a school, put on some green and gold; get out there with some cowbells and ﬁre up our team.
well, this picture is a cluster fuck the mood was fairly passive before half time, with not much excitement taking place. But the second half was a whole other story. It was like the alcohol had ﬁnally set in for the majority of the crowd around me. I could barely hear what my friend beside me was saying, all because of the horrid cowbell. This cowbell made what I anticipated to be a mellow football game, into the closest time I think I will ever come to an American college game at Mosaic Stadium –outside of Rider games. One Manitoba fan brought out some of the most interesting things I think I’ll ever see at a Rams game. She rang this cowbell for the entire 3rd and 4th quarters, literally. This got some of the Rams fans a little hostile, saying some things that were absolutely hilarious but should not be repeated in this article. And this girl took it all, while ringing her cowbell and yelling at her team to “stay hungry!” During the 4th quarter things got heated. This poor security guard, who wanted nothing to do with the situation, got hassled by the U of R fans to take her cowbell away. Finally, there was some energy from the crowd. This made for some humorous entertainment, watching an innocent secu-
You’re ruining my experience
Which fan category do you fall into?
what the puck?
sports editor If there is one thing that can surely ruin my experience during a live sporting event – whether my team is winning or losing – it’s the fans. No matter what sporting event I attend, it is almost always a guarantee that I will be annoyed by at least three fans throughout the game. I’m not sure if everyone feels this way or if I just have terrible luck and always get stuck sitting next to the loud-mouthed, horn-blowing idiot who makes me wish that I was watching the game from the comfort of my own living room instead of with this jackass. Every time I go to a game, it’s like I forget how annoying the other fans can be from one time to the next. Now, every fan is relatively aggravating in one way or another – especially if they are cheering for the opposing team – but in general, there are usually three categories of fans that most people will fall into. First off, there is the dreaded armchair quarterback. This is the fan that thinks they know what’s best for the team far better than the head coach, even though they barely know the rules of the game. This is also the fan who thinks that they could play the game much better than the current players, even though they are roughly far more attention to the blimp ﬂying around than what’s going on in the game – I fucking hate that blimp. Finally, everyone’s favourite fan category, the drunks. If you are one of the drunken fans during the game then you think that everyone around you is having a riot and that everyone is ﬁnding your stupid behavior hilarious and you are, in general, the reason that everyone is having a great time. However, if the other fans that are around you and your drunken buddies haven’t also tipped a few tall ones back, they utterly hate life right now. I’m sure that some people are reading this and thinking, if you are lucky enough to get to go to the games live then you shouldn’t be complaining. Well, I’m sorry, but these fans have ruined so many of my game experiences that I had to say something. Also, I feel obligated to call out the old man that felt it was necessary to kiss my hand during the Pats game on Wednesday; that was out of line. As ironic and unfortunate as it sounds, in order to deal with the armchair quarterbacks, the overactive children or, God forbid, the strange old men, you have no choice but to be the drunken fan.
90 per cent of these fans are drunk two and a half times their age, have beer guts easily three times larger, and only exercise when it was announced that hotdogs were only $2 dollars for the next three minutes – I have never seen someone run so fast in my entire life. These fans – though loud – are slightly tolerable, because every once in a while they will yell something so outlandish that you have to laugh. The next category of annoying fans is the overactive small children. These kids are often seen running up and down the concrete stairs – it always amazes me that they don’t wipe out – or ﬂailing around and generally making their parent’s lives hell, not to mention everyone’s lives around them. Perhaps I should blame the idiotic parents who decided to bring their rambunctious fiveyear-old to the game knowing full well that their kid would only be quiet or pay attention for a maximum of one period, and that’s only if they are extremely lucky or the kid is asleep. Parents say that they want to get their kids involved in the game early and that is why they bring their kids. That’s great and all but these little tykes are paying
the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
Cutter and Hayser were unreal on Saturday. That picture isn’t of Hayser.
sports editor Rams
The Regina Rams pushed their record to 4-1 after earning a 30-27 decision victory over the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons in nerve-wracking fashion. Things got off to a bit of a slow start for both teams as Manitoba escaped the ﬁrst quarter with a narrow three-point lead off of Nick Boyd’s 21-yard ﬁeld goal. The small lead wouldn’t last long as the Rams were able to notch a 21-yard ﬁeld goal of their own from Taylor Wandler – who is still taking over the kicking duties for the injured Chris Bodnar. The Rams also added a 49-yard touchdown pass to fourth-year wide receiver Kolton Solomon, all in just the ﬁrst ﬁve minutes of the second quarter. The Bisons were able to rally their own touchdown in the second as Thomas Miles picked up a fumble and took in nine yards to the endzone. The third quarter also saw veteran Rams quarterback, Marc Mueller, scamper in 12 yards for another touchdown before the two teams traded field goals early in the fourth. And then, Manitoba really learned how to score. Led by signal caller Cam Crew, the Bisons were able to muster two majors in a span of roughly two minutes to suddenly put themselves ahead on the scoreboard. Though it had seemed to some that the momentum was now strongly in the
Quick hits: Quarterback Marc Mueller joined Teale Orban as the only Rams quarterbacks to throw 500 career completions. Jamir Walker registered his 17th career interception against the Bisons, beating his own school record. Men’s hockey
Bisons favor, Mueller had other ideas. Mueller was able to rally the troops and cap off a 9-play, 95yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to ﬁfth-year slotback Connor Haas. With just 20 seconds remaining on the clock, the Rams had sealed their fate. The Rams will enjoy a biweek before they look to continue their winning ways against UBC on Oct. 13 in hostile territory.
The Cougar men’s hockey team ﬁnally made the jump from preseason to the regular season this weekend when the UBC Thunderbirds paid a visit to The Co-operators Centre. After falling 4-3 to the Thunderbirds on night No. 1, the Cougars came back for revenge on night No. 2 and refused to lose. The Thunderbirds were the first to strike as forward, Matt Fleming, was able to sneak one past Cougars goalie Andrew Hayes ﬁve minutes into the ﬁrst. Troy Hunter answered for the Cougars as he sent home a pass from third-year forward Matt Strueby to register his ﬁrst CIS career goal, and get the goose egg off of the board for the home team.
Quick hits: With his four-point
Both teams came out of the second intermission with a boost of offensive production. Cole Wilson put the visitors back up by one four minutes into the second period, but secondyear forward, Tyler Henry, registered his own goal for the home team, tying things up just three minutes later, but the scoring wouldn’t stop there. Hunter scored his second goal of the night to put the Cougars up by one midway through the second but UBC’s Brad Hoban evened the score once again with just under two minutes left in the period. Regina came out of the gates thirsty for a win in the third as Strueby lit the lamp just 16 seconds in to once again give the Cougars the lead. However, it wouldn’t last long as roughly a minute later Wyatt Hamilton replied for the Thunderbirds. After that emotional rollercoaster, and a score deadlocked at 4-4, this game was headed to extra time, and as if that wasn’t enough, a scoreless overtime meant this game would only be solved by a shootout. Of course, just as the game was a back and forth battle, the shootout was no different. The shootout lasted eight rounds before Cougars veteran, Craig Cuthbert, put one top shelf to give his team their ﬁrst win of the season. The Cougars (1-1) will now travel to Alaska this weekend to play a pair of exhibition games.
game, Troy Hunter is now third in Canada West scoring with five points in two games, he had one point in 22 games last season. Women’s soccer The Cougar women’s soccer team has easily won the award for biggest surprise so far this season. The Cougars came into last weekend with a 4-0 record – already three more wins than they had all of last season – but, unfortunately, their winning streak came to an end. Facing Trinity Western University, the second-place team in the CIS, the Cougars seemed to have bitten off more than they could chew. The Spartans managed to get three unanswered goals past Regina’s third-year goalie, Stephanie Possenburg, thus handing the Cougars their ﬁrst loss of the season. Things didn’t get any easier for the Cougars as they went up against another tough opponent, UBC, in the second night of their weekend series. Things went from bad to worse for the Cougars and, unfortunately, they were unable to generate any offense once again while the Thunderbirds notched six unanswered goals en route to their victory. Regina (4-2) plays their next four games at home, beginning with Fraser Valley on Oct. 6, game time is slated for 12 p.m.
posting three shutouts in four contests, while Meagan Cormier also leads the conference in shots per game with 34 shots in six games. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams travelled to Minneapolis last weekend to participate in the Roy Griak Invitational. There were no surprises on the men’s side as once again Kelly Wiebe dominated the competition and came in first place in the men’s division. He beat the second place runner by 18 seconds, which is basically two hours in running time. Other notable ﬁnishes for the Cougars came from ﬁfth-year Iain Fyfe who finished in 47th and rookie Adam Strueby ﬁnished in 78th, respectively. The women’s side also had a strong meet. Fourth-year Karissa LePage finished in second place and teammate Avery Westberg ﬁnished 35th in the NCAA division 2 competition. The Cougars will now make a short trip to Saskatoon on Saturday to participate in the University of Saskatchewan Open. They might as well just give Wiebe the trophy now. Cross Country
Quick hits: Goalie Stephanie Possberg still leads the Canada West in shutouts per game after
Quick hits: After the impressive finish at the Roy Griak Invitational, the Cougar men’s cross country team is now ranked sixth in the CIS.
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the carillon | Oct. 4 - 17, 2012
Contributors Jhett Folk and Britton Gray weigh in on NFL signal callers
I wish one of them had a ﬂat brim hat on. They’re so much more baller.
I want to start by saying that I have full respect for Falcons quarterback, Matt Ryan, and everything he’s done for Atlanta thus far in his career. He’s a great quarterback with a bright future in the NFL, but he is not my pick for the best quarterback in the NFL right now. I personally think the choice is between two guys right now, either Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. As far as I’m concerned, however, the top guy has to be Tom Brady – and I’m saying this as a Colts fan. Ryan – as far as the stats line goes – narrowly knocks Brady off his pedestal, but we’re talking about a mere ten-point quarterback rating differential after only four games. The factors I’m taking into account to select my top pick for quarterback in the NFL are not necessarily seen but rather they are understood by fans, defences and particular players all throughout the league. Just hearing the words ‘Tom Brady’ can strike fear into the heart of any defender in the NFL. Brady has the prestige factor that a QB like Ryan just simply has not acquired yet. This prestige gives Brady an instant advantage coming into the majority of his games. The respect given to him and the fear that many defenses can feel will often open up holes in their schemes that Brady will hit. Just ask the Buffalo Bills. Ryan is nowhere near as feared and thus can’t get the free shots that defences will commonly give Brady, simply due to trying to overplay each play. Also, there is not a quarterback in the league that can place the ball in their receivers hands quite like Brady, except for possibly Peyton Manning – though Manning has lost the zip in his throw. Brady’s ball placement may be the greatest the world has ever seen. From quick strikes on cross routes that hit wide contributor receiver, Wes Welker, directly in the chest, to long bombs to tight end, Rob Gronkowski, that are just the right height that the big guy can make a play on it and the opposing defensive back or linebacker cannot. Brady hits them all. There isn’t a single fan of any given team that hasn’t said, “Wow, did Brady really just do that to my defence?” He makes heroic throws look like an everyday thing that anyone can do. While there are many great leaders in the NFL today such as Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and Larry Fitzgerald, I believe if you asked any of those leaders who the best leader in the NFL would be, they would likely go with Brady. Brady is the kind of quarterback that has the killer instinct necessary to take down any opponent. He isn’t afraid to throw any kind of pass, and is willing to run the ball in extreme situations. He can hype his guys up, and can shut them up just as quickly if they are out of hand (i.e.: Randy Moss). And, let’s be honest, what more proof of leadership do you need than two MVP trophies, five Super Bowl appearances and three Super Bowl victories? Ryan may be leading the league as far as statistics go, but the majority of football fans and players truly understand which guy is the big dog. Brady is a proven future hall of famer and will likely play in his sixth and possibly even his seventh Super Bowl before Ryan makes his ﬁrst Super Bowl appearance. As I stated earlier, I have a lot of respect for Matty Ice, but until you’ve actually done something in this league besides losing out in your first game of the playoffs after a 142 season, you won’t win me over.
contributor The dominance of famed NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are things of yesterday, and there’s a new group of signal callers leading the way. The one quarterback who is leading this new breed is none other than Atlanta Falcons superstar, Matt Ryan. While Ryan doesn’t have a superbowl yet, or an MVP trophy like other QB’s, he still performs on the field. Brady’s best years are now behind him and this year he has his team sitting at 2-2. Ryan has led the Atlanta Falcons to a perfect 4-0 record so far this year and has blown away the teams he has faced thus far. Ryan is sixth in the league in passing yards, second in the league with touchdowns, with 11 – Brady has only thrown 7 so far this year. Not to mention Ryan leads the league with a QB rating of 112.1. For those that don’t know, the QB rating is based on how productive the QB has been during the season. He has the ability to place the ball where it needs to be at all times and has the power to throw to these speedy receivers. Ryan is leading what may be the most exciting offence to watch in the NFL and is a threat to score at anytime with a big play, which could explain why he received the top rating. Besides the stats, another thing Ryan has shown he can do is come through in the clutch. The ﬁrst time the Atlanta Falcons were anywhere close to being beaten was on Sept. 30 against Carolina Panthers. Down by one point with one minute to go in regulation, Ryan had to lead his team from their own one-yard line with no time outs left. Ryan stepped up and led his team down ﬁeld with a few big plays and smart throws in order to get his team into position to win the game with a ﬁeld goal. Ryan has also been able to quietly lead a team that, when they drafted him, was looking for a new identity after the Micheal Vick dog ﬁghting incident. They were a team in need of an overhaul and needed something to help their fans forget about Vick. They drafted Ryan hoping he could be the QB they needed and he showed them what he was capable of with his ﬁrst pass being a big play touchdown which would be the ﬁrst of many in his career. Ryan has also been able to stay out of the media by not making outrageous claims or sending nude pictures to reporters so that’s also a positive. Even though he puts up the numbers of an elite topic, he may also be the most unknown of the elite quarterbacks. He hasn’t won any awards yet and suffers from something I like to call “The Peyton Playoff Curse” which simply means that he is one of the regular season studs but has never been able to get wins in the playoffs. With the way that Ryan has been leading the Falcons I’m beginning to think that I should have picked them to represent the NFC in the Superbowl over the San Francisco 49ers. With a few playoff wins this year, Ryan’s name will be thrown in the mix with Brady, Manning and Brees as the elite QB’s in the league and he will be considered the best.
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I’ve never been much of a story-teller, but I’d like to give it a try. I want to share a story with you. It’s a true story about a mere 3 second encounter I had last week, and my thoughts afterwards. Perhaps, from this story, we can grow to be better people. Or, at the very least, this story will get us to be more reﬂective of our actions. As I was waiting to turn at a stop sign, I noticed a man looking at me from his car across the road. We were both stopped at the sign – I, waiting to turn, and he, waiting to go forward. As it came my turn to go, I noticed the man rolling down his window, sticking his head out of the car, and as I passed by him, he spit right at me. Thankfully, my car windows were up. In my culture, spitting at someone is the worst form of insult. Yet, as I passed this man and continued to drive home, I was not so much insulted as I was curious. I wondered about his actions and his intentions. What was this man thinking? What was going through his mind? I wish I could say that this was a oncein-a-blue-moon encounter, and that it’s never happened before, or that it probably will never happen again. But, it’s not. I always seem to ﬁnd myself in these situations of obscurity, and while it took some time, I’ve come to look at such instances as beneﬁcial nuggets of knowledge. Beneﬁcial, you ask? Yes, beneﬁcial, because even the worst situations and the most hateful insults and comments have a silver lining. Instead of chasing after people for doing stupid things, or returning an insult with an insult, or causing havoc throughout the land because someone or something upset you, I say let’s learn the art of being constructive teachers; people who teach by good actions and words, instead of rage and blindness. Some people may disagree with this ideology. You must ﬁght back, they say.
You need to stand up for yourself, they’ll defend. You can’t let people walk all over you, they’ll exclaim with anger. But, just because a person approaches a situation in a different way, it doesn’t mean that this person has given up their right to defend themselves, their ideas, their opinions, and their values. Fighting ﬁre with further ﬁre doesn’t solve anything. On the contrary, ﬁghting ﬁre with ﬁre only further ignites the ﬂames. What we as a society lack is compassion and understanding. There is growing emptiness in the heart of our society. Where once this heart was filled with kindness and forgiveness, we’ve let bitterness and hatred eat away at it, leaving behind an emptiness we ﬁll with continued hostility, instead of humanity. People are not perfect. Sometimes, they
have good days, and sometimes they have bad days. Sometimes they’ll “mess up real bad”, and at other times they simply just don’t know any better. People will make mistakes, and they will insult you, and they will degrade you. Some people will knowingly do this just to make a point, or perhaps feel superior. Others will ignorantly do it, not knowing or understanding how their actions have impacted you. Yet, despite all of this, I still stand strong to what I say: we must learn the art of constructive teaching. We need to remember that we are all human. Regardless of our religious practices, our political stances, our cultural beliefs, our moral values, or our lifestyle choices, at the end of the day, we are all human. We all share the rhythm of a beating heart. We all understand what it means to
smile and what it means to cry. We all experience the emotions of love and sorrow. Let us not forget that at the core, we are all the same – only a few things make us different. So, to the man who spat at me last week, I forgive you. I will not judge because you are more than your actions. You may have had a bad day, or maybe you are just ignorant and truly don’t know any better. But, regardless of this, I hope the best for you. Compassion doesn’t make you weak, forgiveness doesn’t make you defenseless. So, seek knowledge and seek truth, not with a mind of judgments and a tongue of hate, but with a heart of mercy.
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After an extremely low-key, boring URSU Presidential by-election that could make Mitt Romney look good and exciting, the voting students are ﬁnally ﬁnding out why we had a by-election in the ﬁrst place. And folks, if you have not yet heard why, it’s a real doozy of a reason. Unlike really rich people in the United States who simply pay ridiculously low taxes on their income, the URSU President we elected last year to represent us and our interests with some vigour and enthusiasm became so vigourous and enthusiastic in performing her job that she ended up writing to the best of our knowledge about $700 worth of cheques payable to herself from money deﬁnitely intended for other purposes. But hey, as Haanim Nur said herself, “[m]istakes can be made.” After all, when you care so much about making students’ lives better, life is all sunshine-and-lollipops – even when you commit crimes. It is extremely pathetic that the Canadian Federation of Students Saskatchewan chapter (CFS SK) tried to sweep this under the rug and keep it hushhush – and that Nur went along with it. Only after that poorly-written page-two article last week in which Nur gave the murkiest statement on her resignation for “personal reasons” did the CFS SK acknowledge the issue publically. Worse than that is the fact Nur has not even apologized to the student body for betraying our
trust in her and the entire URSU and CFS organization. After all, if this goes all the way to the upper echelons of power, what else is going on up there behind closed doors? After the Carillon article ran, students who posted with some enthusiasm on the online edition expressed an outpouring of anger and disgust. Some were openly calling for an ofﬁcial police investigation for theft and embezzlement and maybe forgery claims too. Nur did have to forge a signature to cash those cheques. Others
expressed outrage at Nur’s casual tone in her responses to questions posed to her by the Carillon. Either way, we should truly see how far up the chain of command this goes and investigate this heaping, stinking pile of political elitism. Maybe we will have to throw some more dishonest folks out of office. Who knew that the University of Regina would have their very own version of Watergate? To say the least, this makes for a truly interesting time in U of R student politics.
As for our newly-elected President, the shoes he will have to ﬁll are only about a size one. And if he does his job well, with honesty and integrity, maybe we can all write him a collective bonus cheque at the end of the year for $700. At least that way we all willingly blew our money down the chute rather than having it stolen from us.
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Last week, a vague blog post by the provost ignited a brief bout of hysteria at the university, especially concerning the future of the theatre department. While it was quickly discovered that the theatre department was in fact not dying but merely being “creatively refocused” as an arts degree instead of a ﬁne arts degree, the fact that the incident occurred at all speaks to a huge problem at this university. The academic review to determine the “sustainability” and “relevancy” of current programs is being conducted in an incredibly paternalistic manner, which should be insulting to students. The fact that the changes to the theatre and political science programs were announced in an out-ofthe-way blog on the university website suggests only the most passing dedication to keeping students informed about the changes that are occurring to programs as the academic review proceeds. A serious “administration knows best” mentality is permeating the entire discussion about the future of this university and leaving students left out of the loop. It is unclear to what degree the university is consulting with “student groups”, but if URSU or the CFS has been in discussion with the university, they are not publicizing it very well. Considering the academic review is presented as such a huge change in university policy towards its programming, it would be nice as a student to be able to see everything that is being discussed behind closed boardroom doors. The problem is not so much that the university has determined to change the theatre program into an arts degree or that there are changes to the political science honours degree, but the way in which it has
Let us in
determined to go about informing students of the changes that are being proposed. For all I know, these changes were absolutely necessary and will beneﬁt the departments and the university as a whole. But there was absolutely no rationale provided for the decision beyond the pre-approved, positive buzzwords from the master plan like “sustainability”, “ﬂexibility”, and “streamline”. With the university acting like students don’t need to know about what is happening in any detail, is it any wonder that there is wild speculation about what the implications are of these decisions? Am I supposed to blindly place all my trust in my faculty and the administration to do what is best for me or for the university? I thought I was paying to get a degree which would help me think critically, but apparently the idea of critical thought is antithetical to what this university stands for now. We’re all about inane positive messaging, united fronts, and successful marketing. What is sadly revealed by student reaction to the provost’s announcement is that the university administration, through their refusal to conduct the academic review in a satisfactorily open manner, has created an atmosphere in which the rumour of the end of an entire department on a blog doesn’t result in students raising their eyebrows and questioning the validity of the blog, but results in mass panic and cynical “I told you so” responses. It speaks to the profound distrust of the administration and the general attitude that the university regards certain degrees as meaningless. Whether or not that impression is true, the university is not doing enough to dispel this prevalent attitude
among students. A huge step towards including students in the decisions being made that will affect them and the institution they attend would be to open the board of governors’ meetings to the public. The board posts their minutes online (and now after the theatre misunderstanding have linked to them from the provost’s blog), but a trip to the university website shows that these minutes are sorely lacking in important detail. The only way to truly involve students in
this process and calm their fears is to proceed openly and transparently. I’ve been told for four years by the university’s marketing that it’s “UR University”. I think it’s time that I knew the rationale of the decisions being made affecting its future.
What is homelessness? According to the average home-haver, it is the lack of having one’s own proper home. Problematic, but we all know it is caused by God, when He makes you incapable to work for a living for some divine, unknown reason. Wherein lies the solution? While waiting for the next actions of God, Harper suggests we should all pray and continue shopping and – just maybe – consider furthering our investments in the military. Constantly, humans are dying today because a huge amount of the earth has been paved over. Pavement and concrete sever whatever connection our feet once made regularly with the dirt, the earth, and now as a result, though we may still appear to be grounded, it is on nothing but pure artiﬁciality and thus we ﬁnd ourselves accordingly detached from reality. In one area of Asia, we’re busy inventing factories to make plastic spatulas and other mandatory accessories for western living; simultaneously people are dropping dead from starvation and individuals across the globe are going without food or shelter – without ever buying up any of our plastic spatulas. Corporate interests effectively – and without much regard for general humanity – perpetuate the existence of poverty. They produce colourful spatulas and guns which we are then supposed to purchase and wield in order to ﬁght off poverty, but this will not work because the spatulas and guns don’t function as the necessary foodstuffs and shelter which are precisely what human individuals require to remedy most, if not all, human manifestations of poverty. Fortunately, if one has the stomach for it, one possible solution for the self-starting homeless individual is to ﬁnd a police station, or just a parked cop car, and proceed to poop either in front of it, on the sidewalk, or some such thing. If one cannot manage to poop, say, for having not eaten recently,
or a lack of water intake, then the gesture itself should suffice. In most modern nations, this will signal to the relevant authorities your individual needs and you should be promptly escorted without harm to a facility which resembles housing within which you can poop and sleep and become a more virtuous community member. You’ll obtain a free orange jumpsuit along the way to help ﬁt in. If one exists yet in a world without police, keep pooping if you can and we’ll get to you eventually. Even more fortunately, though, there is another angle. What else is homelessness? According to one eccentric vagabond – an artist and craftswoman who obviously and proudly lacked both a good hairdresser and a good dentist, it is cashing in the true value of one’s real freedom. As odd as it may sound, I eventually came to believe her. Her assertion was that having a set of elaborate walls worth hundreds of thousands of dollars constitutes an unnecessary business expense, since her business was just living life and the whole city is already full of endless walls. The modern life suggests we need more and more things like plastic spatulas. But perhaps it is time to rethink what we think we need. As for my homeless friend, she went on happily ranting at some length in a train of frantic thought about what she argued was the great circle of life: how these shiny bits of silver just materialize and fall out of thin air while she walks along picking them up off the ground and out of the grass, for free.
The unveiling date of the University of Regina’s strategic long-range plan, a ﬁveyear process announced back in 2008 and started in 2009, is quickly approaching. From what has been documented and posted on the provost’s blog, the plan looks promising and ideal. However pleasing everything sounds, I couldn’t help but notice one crucial factor that was missing from the plan: food services. The food service offered here, by Chartwells, on campus is abysmal. I am not just talking about the overall food services, I am talking about the quality of food and the lack of accommodation for all students. In particular students who have dietary needs, as in, if some students eat the food they will get sick ... and die. Coach Carr from Mean Girls will understand the severity of the food issue here on campus. Normally I don’t care or listen when students without dietary issues complain about food but I am also getting sick of spending almost approximately $12 everyday for one meal and still have sub-par quality of food found at Chartwells. I factor in my own food options and limitations with this assessment. I have Celiac Disease, meaning I can’t eat anything with wheat, barley, rye, or gluten. To relate it to many university students, I can’t even drink beer. I can’t buy most, if any, of the meals from most of the Chartwells establishments. If only Global Village would cook and use sauces that did not contain ingredients with gluten, maltodextrin and obviously, ﬂour, the problem could be quickly addressed.
Something as simple as changing the kind of sauces and seasonings is not asking much, and it wouldn’t overly inconvenience the Chartwells management to train and inform their employees to know all the ingredients used to prepare meals that they sell to their patrons. Don’t misunderstand me – I am grateful that the dietary restricted (including not just Celiacs, but the lactose-intolerant and vegetarians, or any other restrictions) do have options on this campus, but I think if the food services were to improve quality and inclusivity, students would be more inclined to not only eat here, but also increase their activity and participation in classes. With student participation, professors would be more receptive to students and their studies. Small changes to include others will make them feel welcome and improve the overall university experience. A small gesture does go a long way in many cases. While, food services are a small factor to the overall campus structure, it is a very important one. Food services is a small piece of the university structure that, if properly overhauled, could set a positive domino effect into encouraging students, faculty, and staff members to eat healthier, which in turn, can lead to more positive change at our university.
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