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September 18, 2008 Clatchin’ it since 1875 Vol. 138 Iss.

I n d e p e n d e n t S t u d e n t J o u r n a l o f Mo u n t A l l i s o n U n i v e r s i t y
Shinerama fundraiser exceeds goal by $8,000, earning $25,000
Helena van Tol
Argosy Staff
Sackville shines in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis
Mount Allison students exhibited their many talents on Shine Day, in an effort to raise money to support cystic fibrosis research. MTA’s Shinerama committee surpassed their origi-
nal goal, earning $25,000 through primary and secondary fundraising. The top three most succcessful sites supported by MTA students were in Sackville itself; students in down-
town Sackville and at the Co-op, and Patterson’s Family Restaurant cooperatively raised over $2000 for the charity.
Jessica Emin
“Every time we would count the
money we would just get more and
more excited,” exclaimed Natasha
Gosselin, 2008 Shinerama Chair and
fourth-year Psychology Honours
Never before has Mount Allison
raised so much for Shinerama. e
original goal of $17,000 was passed
with flying colours. Approximately
$25,000 will be the final amount
sent to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation (CCFF). Committee
members believe that the amount
skyrocketed this year, partly due to
an increased effort towards secondary
“Usually, they do just a couple of
secondary fundraisers to cover the
cost and then they’ll have the shine
day and then that’s it, but this summer
we did tons of events and fundraisers,”
explained Gosselin.
Going into Shine Day, the
committee had already generated
$12,000. ey made about $1000
during their first event, the summer
semi at the pub, and then another
$1000 at the Canada Day Barbeque.
Other secondary fundraisers included
a Beach Party at the pub, an “End of
the Pub as we know it” Party, a bottle
drive, bar blitzes, weekly bingos, and
e sale of terra cotta shine-on
pendants also contributed largely to
this year’s success. e pendants are
made by Gosselin’s parents who own
a jewellery store in Stony Creek, and
were sold for ten dollars, with five
dollars from each sale going toward
Shinerama. Last year, the idea won
a national award for being the best
secondary fundraiser. is year, first
years were given the option to pre-
order shine-on pendants in their frosh
pack. Many chose to do so, or bought
them when they arrived in Sackville.
But, that’s not all, according to
Gosselin. “e incoming class was
huge, the largest we’ve had … and
we made a lot of effort to educate
before everyone got here so that they
had a good understanding of what
[Shinerama] was. People already had
the spirit and were really excited about
it before they got here and that was
However, this run of success was
almost broken by predictions that the
sun would not be shining on Shine
Day. e Maritimes were expecting
to be hit by the tail end of hurricane
Hanna. Fortunately, the storm waited
until the next day.
Shinerama, Canada’s largest post-
secondary fundraiser, includes almost
sixty universities and colleges. So far,
students across Canada have shined
their way to $18.5 million for the fight
against cystic fibrosis, a disease that
causes build-up of mucus in the lungs
and the pancreatic ducts, reducing the
body’s ability to fight infection and
absorb sufficient nutrients.
“It’s the most common disease
around for people our age, so it
seems like something really worthy
to be doing as a university,” explains
Mayme Lefurgey, committee member
and third-year student majoring in
“Most people who are involved
in Shinerama don’t have a personal
connection to someone who has Cystic
Fibrosis. ey are doing all this work
and putting so much of themselves
into this thing and it’s for someone
they don’t even know,” says Gosselin.
Not so for David Watson, second-
year physics student, who has two
sisters with Cystic Fibrosis. is
summer, Watson and his sister Allison
did an 81-day bike trip from Vancouver
to Newfoundland to raise awareness
and funds for the CCFF. In total they
raised about $5,000.
“Canadians are great!” said Watson.
He came back to school with crazy
stories about kind Canadians, who
offered them roadside mooseburgers,
and a nice choir lady who took them in
after they tried squatting in a church.
Watson also talked to first-years about
Shinerama and his trip at one of the
orientation events.
“It’s the first week of school where
you don’t have any work yet,” he said
about the campaign, “And you’re still
meeting friends, so it’s just a fun
Actually, the top three most
successful Mount Allison sites were
in Sackville. e downtown Sackville
site raised $1,326, the Co-op group
raised $910, and the Patterson
Family Restaurant group raised $581.
Shinerama always has lots of support
from the community. e town
mayor, Pat Estabrooks, even read a
proclamation declaring September 6
as Shine Day in Sackville.
“e residents of the town are
always very generous with Shine Day
because they understand the cause
and they know about it in advance,”
said Gosselin, “I think they get excited
about it too.”
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is summer, Joggins Fossil Cliffs became a
UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. On
July 7, the Cliffs were recognized as one of the
eleven greatest fossil sites in the world, and as
one of the top four in Canada. ey are found
about thirty minutes away from Sackville, along
the Nova Scotia coast, dipping into the Bay of
Brian Hebert, chief interpreter, commented
on the historic moment. “Almost all of the
community of Joggins was in the Centre itself
... and there was just screaming, everybody was
happy, and you know some people were crying.
It was quite amazing.”
Hebert noted that the event brought many
people to the otherwise small community. “I’ve
known about this site since I was a young, young
kid,” he said. “And now everyone else can see
how important it is as well.”
Joggins is a rare site, where fossils are
preserved along with their natural environment.
e cliffs offer a series of snapshots showing the
most completely preserved terrestrial tropical
forest from the Pennsylvanian Coal Age, 310
million years ago — 100 million years before the
e cliffs rose up as the glaciers receded at
the end of the last Ice Age, releasing pressure
on the earth’s crust. e cliffs are now eroding,
continually exposing new fossils, thanks to harsh
winters, rain, and Fundy’s tides.
Until last year, a small wooden museum on
Joggins’ Main Street, run by Don Reid, housed
the largest collection of fossils from the cliffs.
Now the new environmentally friendly centre,
constructed as part of the bid for World Natural
Heritage Site status, is up and running. Just over
12,000 people have visited since the opening
Natural heritage recognized at Joggins
Fossil cliffs gain UNESCO status
Helena van Tol
Argosy Staff
four months ago. According to Hebert, the cliffs
have definitely seen an increase in the number
of visitors since May, when the centre was built.
But now that the Fossil Cliffs have achieved
Heritage Site status, he predicts an even larger
increase in tourism.
At many UNESCO sites, there is often a
fear that increased traffic will cause damage to
the area that needs protection. But Hebert says
that there is no cause for worry here because the
cliffs are continually changing anyway.
“[Before the centre] there was nothing
stopping people from going down to the beach.
Now we give guided tours of the beach, we
educate the people about safety near the cliffs,
and the aspects that are protected on the site.”
Hebert, who grew up in Joggins, takes care
of the fossils, gives tours, and manages the
scientific component of the site. He also makes
plenty of discoveries since Joggins is actively
“Just recently one of the fossil trees has
come out of the cliff and I have it right now on
my desk. ere’s a fossil skull and other bone
material from an animal that was living inside
the trees … those were found just a few days
ago,” said Hebert, adding that part of the reason
the Cliffs were nominated are these important
and common discoveries. “ere’s a chance of
finding new fossils every day.”
The Joggins Fossil Cliffs has seen the number of tourists increase since the Fossil Centre
was built and the Cliffs gained the status of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
Amidst the chaos of departments relocating
to the new student centre and staff changes, a
change of title for VP Academic and Research
Stephen McClatchie may escape notice. On
September 1, McClatchie added the title of
University Provost, a new position to Mount
Allison, to his already formidable title. e
impetus for the creation of the Provost position
came from University President Robert Campbell
who wanted to formalize the VP Academic’s job
description. For instance, the Provost is described
as “the official replacement for the President in
his or her absence” according to the official press
release. However, this responsibility is not novel
for McClatchie as the Mount Allison University
Act had already clearly defined the VP Academic
as the acting President in his or her absence. In
addition, the Provost chairs the IT committee,
which was previously held by the VP Academic.
However, McClatchie is emphatic that Provost
is not simply a re-titling of the VP Academic and
Research. According to McClatchie, the new
position reflects what he and his predecessors
Catching up with McClatchie
VP Academic and Research takes on new role as Provost
William Gregory
Argosy Staff
had been doing in the position and brings the
university in line with most other North American
universities administrations which already have
the Provost position. He continues to explain
that the promotion “clarifies that academic
concerns are at center of all decision making.”
One concrete change to McClatchie’s duties is
a distancing from directly dealing with student
issues, although he continues to work closely with
VP International and Student Affairs Ron Byrne
and other administrators, like the Registrar, that
deal exclusively with students. He characterizes
the relationships as a “dotted line” with his
involvement being removed but not disinterested
from their work.
Any academic changes, like alterations
to the time tables, remains under his jurisdiction.
McClatchie summed up his promotion as part of
“agenda items working on long term budget and
sustainability plans” for the university. After three
years with the university, he feels that he and the
upper administration is now finding its stride,
which the new title of Provost reflects.
The Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Various school services unite, complain
New Student centre gets mixed reviews from students, staff
Sasha Van Katwyk
Argosy Staff
Different parts of the Student Center have yet to reach completion before the official opening on
September 27. Incomplete washrooms on the lower level held up the original move date of the Pub.
Jessica Emin
Lehman Brothers files for Chapter
11; world’s largest broker bought
e shakeup of various Wall Street
big guns - movers and shakers in the
world economy - has continued this
week. Lehman Brothers, the world’s
fourth-largest income securities firm,
filed for bankruptcy protection on
Sunday after failing to find either
prospective buyers or government aid
money. Merrill Lynch, the world’s
largest brokerage, cut a deal to be
acquired by the Bank of America
for $US 50 billion. Since the 1990s,
“subprime” mortgages have become
a very popular option for creditors,
and one that Merrill and Lehman
both had large stakes in. Subprime
mortgages tie the worth of a house
to the worth of the bond market. So
long as American stocks are seen as
valuable, the house can be bought, sold
and financed. e American dollar has
taken huge hits in recent years, making
the value of their markets drop, which
is causing defaults on the mortgages
to become more and more common.
Both inside and outside America,
fears of a recession that could effect
is week in the world
A weekly miscellany compiled by Tom Llewellin
both North America are widespread.
“Even in 1932 these big banks didn’t
go bankrupt,” commented Stephen
Jarislowsky, head of a Montréal-based
securities firm, in e Globe And Mail
on Monday.
Putin defends invasion of Georgia;
stalls on troop withdrawal
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir
Putin defended Russia’s use of force
against Georgia on ursday, claiming
that the actions of the Russian military
were necessary in order to protect
them from Georgian “aggression”. e
remarks come at a tine where reports
of an impending troop withdrawal
are becoming more frequent but are
not necessarily being believed. French
Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy
negotiated a ceasefire last week
between the two powers, but Georgia’s
interior minister commented to the
BBC that there is no evidence of a
withdrawal. Under the agreement,
Russia must pull its troops out of
Georgia, although it can keep them
indefinitely in the separatist South
Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of
Russia. Talks with the Organization for
Security and Cooperation in Europe,
which planned to observe the pullouts,
have allegedly collapsed. Reports
also continue to surface of Russian
troops denying access to observers and
journalists, and five have died during
the month-old war.
Russia’s head of state, Dimitry
Medvedev, has taken the step of
recognizing the independence of South
Ossetia and Abkhazia, birthplace of
Joseph Stalin, despite the fact that both
regions will continue to be occupied by
the military.
Zimbabwe power-sharing deal
Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe has signed a power-sharing
deal with the officially-defeated
leader of the opposition, Morgan
Tsangvirai. Under the tentative terms
of the agreement which has been the
subject of speculation for the last week,
Mugabe will remain head of state and
his ZANU-PF party will control the
police and half the cabinet. Tsangvirai
will become prime minister and his
Movement for Democratic change
(MDC) will control the other half of
the cabinet, a council of ministers, as
well as the army. e deal follows a
bitterly contested series of elections in
Zimbabwe earlier this year. e MDC
alleged that violent intimidation by
police in opposition ridings, as well
as kickbacks given to ZANU-PF
supporters, caused many to vote for
Mugabe for fear of their lives. e
power-sharing agreement comes
thanks to a tribunal headed by South
African president abo Mbeki, who
has been criticized for failing to call
out Zimbabwe on its long history
of human rights abuses and rigged
elections. “Will it hold or will it not?
at is the question”, said Jakaya
Kikwete, chairman of the African
Zimbabwe has the world’s highest
inflation rate at approximately 2
million percent, as opposed to Canada’s
rate of 3.4 percent.
Toll rises from toxic baby formula
in China
e fallout from contaminated baby
formula powder continues to worsen
in China, as the health ministry
announced that there have been 1,253
documented cases of illness and two
deaths. All are thanks to Sanlu Group
milk powder, which, according to
vice minister of health Ma Shaowei,
may have been consumed by as many
as 10,000. Last week, the industrial
chemical melamine - which is rich in
protein but causes severe kidney stones
- was discovered in the powder. It was
present because of its ability to make
the milk’s protein content seem much
higher than it actually was. Diluting
milk is common practice by Chinese
dealers, according to Reuters.
is case is not an isolated incident.
In 2004, “dozens” of babies in northern
Anhui province died of malnutrition
caused by fake milk powder which
did not provide any nutritional value.
Calls for increased regulation have
become increasingly common since
then. Despite the history, the Chinese
government refused to recall Sanlu
Group’s powder until New Zealand,
intervening on behalf of Sanlu’s New
Zealand owners, insisted.
When asked whether they were
generally pleased with the new student
centre, most students and faculty alike
hesitated before talking about what
they had heard went wrong with the
building. Indeed, long before the
students of Mt. Allison came flooding
back onto campus, there were a myriad
of issues yet to be fully addressed by
either the contractors or the staff
attempting to move into their new
work spaces. e lower level, housing
the Pub, Tweedie Hall, mail services,
and the meeting rooms, was behind
schedule, and some areas completed
structurally still lacked electricity and/
or furniture when the first students
came through the doors.
In the last two weeks, however, the
final stages of the project seem to have
been reached. “We are still working
on deficiencies,” explained Michelle
Strain, Director of Administrative
Services, “but for a building that
size it is impossible to expect a fully
functioning building given the length
of time allotted for construction.”
According to those now working in
the new centre, the building problems
have been overemphasized out of
frustration by staff and students, but
nonetheless exist and will become
more than irritants if the current
situation persists.
Some have said that it is already
beyond irritation. Numerous students
have lost mail or are yet to get to it as
a result of logistical slips. e CHMA
staff mourned the loss of scores of
records when music library shelves
collapsed under the records’ weight.
e Pub staff foresees several problems
with the current set up, from having
faults in the bar that will slow business
to having fewer bathroom stalls for
“We’ve certainly run into a lot
of frustrating design problems that
we had not expected, and there are
a number of things that will need to
be remedied before we can function
effectively,”said pub manager Jonathan
‘Scooter’ Clark. “However, I don’t think
it would be appropriate for me to
comment on these issues for another
week or so, until we really understand
the space and the constraints that the
University has imposed upon us.”
Also, several students standing at
the edge of the stairs to the ground
floor expressed confusion about the
central staircase leading from the main
floor to the lower level. According to
the graphics and scale model presented
to the students last year, the staircase
in the centre gallery would also rise
to the top floors. Strain, in response
to a reference of possible changes
replied simply that “the design of the
building did not change through the
summer months as the design phase
was completed over a year ago.”
e finished Student Centre will
house the Pub, a café with a lounge
and solarium, the univeristy bookstore,
mailboxes, SAC offices, Argosy office,
CHMA office, meeting rooms, the
Fitness Centre, Tweedie Hall, and all
the services offered by the International
Centre, Student Life, Student Services,
and the Meighan Centre.
At the moment, the lower level,
Tweedie Hall, and the meeting
rooms are the only things left to be
structurally finalized. In the upcoming
week, students and faculty can expect
to have the café, solarium, Tweedie
Hall, and the meeting rooms up and
ready. e entrance to the Fitness
Centre and the final shipping/
receiving networks are also expected to
be completed this week. e remaining
projects will mostly have to do with
supplying each venue and work centre
with their specifications of design as
well as putting the final touches of the
building design in place.
As President Dr. Robert Campbell
said last year, the new centre promises
to be a lively junction of student activity,
so long as it gets completed. Already
it is achieving its goal of bringing
together all aspects of Student Life.
Several students interviewed said that
through hearing about the continuing
construction of the building, they
learned of services they wouldn’t have
otherwise known existed.
“I didn’t know about the Meighan
Centre until I overheard some of the
bookstore staff talking about how
nothing up there worked,” said one
While it seems the uniting of staff
and student has already begun through
a shared—be it minor—anguish,
most are still looking forward to the
day when the centre can simply be
vacuumed and they can find their way
through the building. In the coming
weeks, the new Student Centre will
reach its completion and will be fully
up and running for students to take
full advantage of its many services.
Until then, the finalizing issues still
need to be addressed before anyone is
to cheers at the Pub or print reports at
the speed of light.
Students make Atlantic campuses greener
Danielle Webb
CUP Atlantic Bureau Chief
Glitch allowed private data exposure on N.L. loan site
CFS provincial chairperson says government handled the situation well
Kerri Breen
The Muse (Memorial University
of Newfoundland)
Roommate clash turns violent for Wilfrid Laurier students
Two students sent to hospital for stitches, one student charged with assault with weapon
Jeremy Tremblay
The Cord Weekly (Wilfrid Laurier
Joan Burke, Newfoundland
and Labrador’s education
minister, says the government is
investigating the security breach
that compromised students’
private information
Ryan Hoult/ the Muse
led green initiatives are taking root on
campuses across Atlantic Canada.
A community farm and a
sustainable residence are just some of
the ways students are aiming to reduce
their carbon footprints while raising
awareness about environmentalism.
Alex Redfield is one of the organizers
of the Community Sustainable
Farm project at Acadia University in
Wolfville, Nova Scotia. e project
was created to educate students about
sustainability. e group intends to
achieve this by growing produce to
be sold to the university’s cafeteria, as
well as offering small individual plots
of land to community members who
wish to cultivate their own produce.
“Our mandate is to create a shared
space for students, faculty, and the
Wolfville community to engage in
positive interaction and to serve as an
educational resource for folks around
town and campus, to learn about
the practical methods and strategy
of food security and environmental
sensibility,” said Redfield. “By
engaging so many kinds of people,
we hope to generate a consensus
throughout Wolfville and Acadia that
not only are the environment, the
vitality of our community, and the way
we eat important, but that anyone can
contribute to strengthening [. . .] those
vital components of our lives, simply
by chucking a few seeds into some
Growing the vegetables on campus
will help bring responsible, local,
organic food directly to students,
Redfield says.
After months of drafting policy and
approaching university and community
leaders for support, Redfield and his
fellow students finally planted seeds
in mid-June. Despite planting two
months later than they hoped to, the
farm has enjoyed a good first season.
Redfield believes the trend of
environmentalism is growing among
students because the movement is
inherently inclusive.
“Not everyone is going to be elected
to office or get famous or whatever,
but everyone can make tangible
contributions to a growing movement
of environmental awareness and
responsibility – and it feels good to do
something good,” he said.
At Mount Allison University
in Sackville, New Brunswick, nine
students have chosen to live sustainably
in an on-campus residence.
Fourth-year student Nico Dube, the
house’s residence assistant, says it was
the project that first attracted him to
the residence. Having lived there in his
second year, he was anxious to come
back, this time with a leadership role.
In the fall of 2004, an existing
residence opened its doors to students
who were committed to an eco-
friendly lifestyle. e students decide
together how they are going to live,
make conscious decisions to conserve
heat, perform selective flushing, air-
dry dishes, and collect shower water to
later use for washing dishes.
e students also purchase
locally grown organic food to cook
communally, says Dube.
e university has been supportive
of the students’ initiative, from
providing funding and support for
environmental workshops, to helping
the students purchase necessities, like
a dining room table big enough for
everyone, and a deep-freeze for storing
produce for the winter.
Dube thinks the environmental
movement is well rooted in today’s
“I don’t think it’s possible to truly
appreciate the environmental impacts
of one’s behaviour and not to be an
environmentalist,” he said.
“I think environmentalism is a form
compassion, and compassion stems
from understanding. us, promoting
understanding of environmental issues
is promoting compassion and simply
making the world a more wonderful
place in which to live.”
WATERLOO (CUP) – Two Wilfrid
Laurier University students were
sent to hospital last week after their
roommate reportedly attacked them
with a kitchen knife.
Last ursday, at around 1:30 a.m.,
Waterloo Regional Police responded
to a call from a Lester Street home in
Waterloo, from which two students
were later transported to Grand River
Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario for
Peter Sauder, 21, says he received
eight stitches on his forearm and
an additional five stitches on his
Sauder alleges he was assaulted
while sitting on a couch, watching TV
with friends.
Cameron Christie, 21, says he was
asleep when some of his roommates,
including the suspect, came home
from a bar. Around 1:30 a.m., he heard
screaming and woke up in a daze.
“I had no idea what the hell was
going on,” Christie said.
Christie says another roommate told
him Sauder had been stabbed, and that
he was going to the hospital.
“I looked down and my leg was
covered in blood and my sock was
stained. I realized, I guess, I should
go too,’” said Christie. He was treated
with nine stitches.
“ese wounds were superficial
wounds, similar to cuts. Not the types
of wounds that we would normally refer
to as deep stab wounds or anything to
that effect,” said Olaf Heinzel, public
affairs co-ordinator with the Waterloo
Regional Police Service.
Heinzel adds that police are not
trying to diminish the fact that two
people were injured with a knife.
Police have named alcohol as a
contributing factor to the incident and
say an investigation is ongoing.
When asked about how the incident
occurred, Sauder said: “Earlier in the
day, we were screwing around with
this really cheesy BB gun that doesn’t
“Apparently, his deepened aggression
blew up hours later in an extremely . . .
intoxicated state,” he added.
Christie says the attack was
unprovoked, though he acknowledges
the earlier BB gun incident.
“It was unprovoked from the
standpoint that we don’t think
anything specifically happened that . .
. led up to it,” Heinzel said. “But why
the attack occurred is still part of the
e suspect was released on promise
to appear in court.
John Bland, 22, will appear in
Kitchener Court on Oct. 28 to face
two charges of assault with a weapon.
As of press time, he was unable to be
ST. JOHN’S (CUP) – Until recently,
any student loan recipient in
Newfoundland and Labrador could
access the personal and financial
information of other students and
their families through a flaw in the
provincial government’s Student
Financial Services website.
N.L. Minister of Education Joan
Burke says the provincial government
was in the process of sending letters to
all those whose private information was
accessible on the site – almost 50,000
– until it brought in a security firm
that determined that only ninety of
those files had actually been viewed.
rough the manipulation of the
URLs of various pages on the site while
logged in, one user gained access to the
files of other loan applicants, including
addresses, birthdates, Social Insurance
Numbers, earnings, and other income-
related information provided since
January 2004 in student, parent, or
spouse’s declaration, consent, and
signature forms.
After learning of the loophole,
“the online site for student aid was
immediately shut down, the problem
was identified and corrected, and the
site was re-established the same day,”
according to a release from the N.L
Department of Education.
at day was Aug. 22, but it wasn’t
until Sept. 7 that government began
contacting the 90 students whose file
security had been compromised. e
public was not informed of the breach
until Sept. 8.
“Once we got the information
about the breach, our priority at that
time was to shut down the system and
to see where the vulnerability, where
the flaw was,” said Burke.
She says the public was not notified
earlier because the government was
trying to ensure the system was
available for students at a critical time
in the school year. ey were also using
the time to set up ways of dealing with
“We were in the process of
developing the correspondence and
being able to set up a 1-800-number
and an e-mail system and being able to
staff it to take enquiries from 48,000
people,” Burke said.
e government is urging those
affected to take steps to prevent
identity theft.
Daniel Smith, Newfoundland and
Labrador Chairperson of the Canadian
Federation of Students, says the breach
is worrisome, but the Department of
Education’s response was efficient.
“We’re very concerned about this,”
he said. “It’s a pretty scary time to
think that kind of information could
be out there. But now we have the
commitment from government and
the privacy office.”
“We’ve been directing people to
the online forms because it’s so much
quicker,” he said. “I want people to
know that they can still have faith in
this online system. It’s just like one
little scare, right?”
Jeffrey Parsons, a business
professor at Memorial University
of Newfoundland who works in
information systems and database
management, says in the context of
recent privacy violations – like the
2007 credit card info leak which the
Globe and Mail estimated affected
20 million people – the situation is
“It’s not large in terms of the number
of people whose personal information
might have been compromised,” he
said. “But depending on exactly what
kind of information was compromised,
I think it’s serious. It’s something that
the university should definitely be
concerned about.”
Burke emphasizes that it was just
former and present students who
could retrieve the information, not the
general public.
“Only authorized users of the
student aid site can access the online
application forms by logging on with
a username and password,” said Burke
in a release.
e current website does not actually
use a username and password system,
but rather, students log in using their
SIN and date of birth.
Parsons, who says he has not seen
the website, was quite surprised that
access could be gained to a student’s
file so easily.
“Social Insurance Numbers are not
hard to get, [nor] date of birth. It’s a
very minimal level control over who
can [get] into the system I would
think,” he said.
Burke says the login system was
something that had come up in
“I certainly anticipate that there will
be some changes in that regard,” she
is breach has prompted
government to evaluate the security
of the website to make sure private
information is protected in the future.
Burke says in a few weeks government
should be able to say that every file has
been reviewed.
movement reminiscent of the 1960s,
students across the country are
organizing themselves against military
involvement in post-secondary
“Back then it was Vietnam and now
it’s Afghanistan,” said Allen Mills,
a University of Winnipeg politics
is year in Quebec an activist
group called Operation Objection
informed students about university
research funded by the Canadian
Armed Forces, which they said totaled
almost $23 million during 2006 and
Mills said he finds military-funded
research troublesome.
“Funding usually wants a certain
outcome,” Mills said. “e priority
should be to the truth.”
“Funding is tied to defending the
Anti-military movement gathers steam on campuses
Protest on the rise as Canadian Armed Forces gears up to recruit students
Dan Huyghebaert
The Uniter (University of Winnipeg)
status quo,” said Glenn Michalchuk,
chairperson of Peace Alliance
Winnipeg. “is includes participation
in NATO and Afghanistan.”
Operation Objection also revealed
that during the same period, the
University of Manitoba received $1.25
million in military funding during
2006 and 2007.
“at number is absolutely wrong,”
said James Fergusson, director for
U of M’s Centre for Defence and
Security Studies. “It is an amount that
is cumulative over the last ten years,
According to Contracts Canada,
a government website that makes all
government contracts, including the
Department of National Defence,
publicly accessible, the armed forces
awarded the U of M $1,256,690 in
contracts from Feb. 13, 2006 to Aug.
31, 2007.
Fergusson also points out the grants
they receive come from the Security
and Defence Forum, which he
describes as an independent committee
of academics and non-government
Fergusson says that the committee
only has one member from the
Canadian Armed Forces.
“We are not being dictated to by
National Defence,” he said.
Recruiting efforts on campus is
another sore point for some students.
Earlier this year, students at the
University of Ottawa voted not to allow
their English student newspaper, the
Fulcrum, to run ads for the Canadian
e University of Victoria was in
the centre of another public case after
their student union banned National
Defence from recruiting on their
campus, but later revoked the ban.
Yet Canada’s involvement in
Afghanistan may require recruitment
on campus
Captain Chuck Cadick, who is the
attractions officer for recruiting for
the area of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,
and Northwestern Ontario, says the
Canadian Forces hope to recruit as
many as 8,000 people a year for the
next five years.
With the exception of a faction
of University of Winnipeg students
speaking up in front of their booth a
couple of years ago, Capt. Cadick said
their reception on campuses has been
very good.
“I haven’t seen an increase,” Capt.
Cadick said of the anti-military
If a situation does arise where
students are protesting their presence,
recruiters are instructed to pack up and
“ey are exercising their free
speech. We are not there to create
conflict. We’re there to provide
information about career possibilities,”
said Capt. Daniel Dubois, diversity
officer for recruiting for the Canadian
He adds they are currently in the
process of booking campus dates.
Peace Alliance’s Michalchuk
questions the very notion of recruiting
in schools.
“What kind of future is being
offered?” he said.
For those in desperate financial
need, the military becomes a way out,
he adds.
Professor Mills says recruiting on
campus should be allowed, citing
freedom of speech.
I am tall. She is not. Please
come and write news a lot.
Denis Cormier
Argosy Contributor
Imagine my surprise upon
my arrival for another year at
Mount Allison to find that
Centennial Hall and University
Center were empty. e famed,
new student center was/is fi-
nally open! Unfortunately, my
enthusiasm somewhat faded
upon seeing the state that this
long awaited addition to the
campus was in: though most
services had moved in or were
in the process of doing so (all
are now open except the pub, as
far as I know), everything and
everyone seemed to be hap-
hazardly set-up; construction is
not complete, putting both stu-
dents and workers in the way
of each other, not to mention
the possible hazards of a con-
struction site; and some things
seem to have been overlooked
altogether. rough all of this,
the university is asking us to be
patient and assuring us that it
will be for the better in the end.
e questions are: Will it? Why
is this all necessary?
To see the issue in how things
have been set-up, one needs to
look no further than the book-
store: Finding textbooks was
rather frustrating as there was
no way to know which section
was which, other than going
through each tight, overcrowd-
ed row and attempting to read
the tags identifying each re-
spective course that went along
with the books on that section
of shelf. In their defence, I’ve
been told this is temporary and
that it will be better organised
New Student Center
Present Inconvenient. Future, Worth it?
as time goes on. ey had also
implemented a system to keep
the store from getting over-
crowded: people were to wait
in line in the rather small en-
trance instead; I’ve spent up to
20 minutes in this line on one
afternoon. Obviously, they were
and are doing what they can,
but this shows a serious lack of
planning somewhere along the
ere is also the issue of the
center still being a construction
site, as well. Because of this, I
cannot count the number of
times I’ve been asked to move,
even sitting at a table in the cafe
at lunch or standing in a line, so
that work can get done. ere
has also been numerous times
when passage to where you
want to go is blocked or a tight
squeeze. Not to mention times
when I’ve had to pass through
the main entrance, partially
blocked by scaffolding, with
work going on just overhead.
ough, I’ve yet to see anything
that posed a large danger, to be
fair. e fact still remains that
it is a construction zone, and
both parties (university and
construction) are in the way of
each other.
One last thing I’ve noticed is
the glaring omission of a few
items: the cafe no longer ac-
cepts Interac and instead asks
us to use an ATM in the “vend-
ing room” (where the vending
machines are.) I’ve understood
this to be a permanent change
and oppose it because of the
fees charged with every with-
drawal in addition to the in-
Stop Checking Facebook in Class, Start
Thinking About Stuff
Zoe Williams
Argosy Staff
e Conservative party is
trying to manipulate us into
voting for them. is in itself
is not surprising – it’s what
political parties always do
– but their method is new.
ey are collecting personal
information about us, sorting
us into demographic groups,
and creating “micro-campaigns”
and targeted messages designed
to appeal to their different
voter categories. Of course, this
won’t succeed in convincing
all of us to vote Conservative.
But, as political parties turn
more and more to this type
of campaigning, instead of
simply presenting us with
their platforms, we need to be
able to see past the spin and
the candy-coated messaging. I
believe that education plays an
integral role in our development
of these skills. By attending
Mount Allison we are given
the opportunity to learn, not
just about hard facts, but about
how to interpret information.
However, I think that many
of us do not fully appreciate or
take advantage of this chance.
I love school, at least in theory.
e daily reality of university
sometimes makes it feel more
like a chore than the privilege
it is. With the pressure, and the
workload, it’s often not a lot of
fun. But this is the point – we
are not here at Mount Allison
(only) to have fun. We are here
to learn, and presumably all of
us have chosen to study within
the disciplines that interest us
most. Why then, the prevalence
of Facebook-checking and
MSN in class? How can you
expect to get an A on an
essay you thought about while
watching TV, and wrote while
intermittently checking your
e-mail and watching YouTube
videos? We would not expect to
get paid for a day of work we
didn’t do, we shouldn’t expect to
get A’s on papers into which we
have not put sufficient thought.
But this issue goes beyond
getting the grades we deserve.
Everyone checks their e-mail
or Facebook in class sometimes;
I know I do. It is not these
bad habits with which I take
issue. It’s the privileging of
the trivial over the important,
and the easy over the difficult
that worries me. How can we
hope to understand our world
and stand up for ourselves
intellectually when we have
more practice navigating the
shallow sea of celebrity blogs
(while being bombarded with
advertisements, tailored to our
demographics – Are you fat
at 21?) than engaging with
meaningful ideas? Of course,
I don’t believe that university
is the only sphere in which we
can learn to think critically.
Nor do I think all students are
only interested in trivial issues
at the expense of their studies.
But I worry sometimes that
we take an overly lax approach
to our education, and are too
easily manipulated or swayed
by media.
convenience. At this moment,
you can also not use Mountie
Money at the cafe, though I
was told this will be rectified
soon... Navigating through
the building is also a chal-
lenge due to the lack of stairs in
the atrium. Instead, we have a
stairwell tucked away on either
side of the atrium and a single
elevator in a corner. Inexplica-
bly, the only stairs in, or even
visible from, the atrium link
the first floor and ground floor
only. ere is also no signage to
point-out the stairwells on ei-
ther end, confusing many who
don’t know the building. I’ve
actually been asked by a fellow
student how to get to the sec-
ond or third floors on a few oc-
casions. It should also be noted
that most of these students
found the elevator, but did not
think it was ready to be used,
typically due to the unfinished
state it is in.
I personally believe it will
eventually be worth it... My
gripe with our new student
center is mainly that the move
was done far too early as it is
clearly not ready. I therefore ask
the university why it is us that
should be patient in dealing
with the confusion and disor-
der while should have had the
patience to wait until the build-
ing was complete and truly
ready. With the old facilities
still in place and in usable con-
dition, there was no reason for
this rush or the consequential
Waiting patiently,
Denis Cormier
University isn’t just about
learning about neat things like
socialist realism. It also provides
us with the opportunity to
develop important life skills,
such as critical thinking. And
unlike writing an essay about
socialist realism, these other
skills are relevant to life outside
the university. In the face of
Canada’s embroilment in the
US’s failing wars and weakening
economy, with a worldwide
continued destruction of
the environment, and with
celebrity-politicians trying to
get us to look the other way,
these skills are vital for our
generation. And these aren’t
skills we can develop without
effort, while on Facebook.
Erin Jemczyk
Argosy Staff
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Italian for: White walls, silent people.
WhatÊs the haps?
Annual Sackville Fall Fair
September 18-21
is year, our theme Celebrate our Cultural Harvest is due in part to Sackville being named a
Cultural Capital of Canada.
September 19
6:00 pm, Opening Ceremonies, Bridge Street Tent
6:30-8:30 pm, Street Dance for Kids, Bridge Street Tent
10:00 pm. Shirt Tail Parade, downtown
September 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Farmers Market and Community Sale, Bridge Street Cafe
10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Agricultural Field Day, Doncaster’s Farm: 173 Main St.
September 21
11:00 am, Classic Street Cart Derby, Salem Street
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm, Closing Ceremonies, Bridge Street Tent
For more information: visit www.sackville.com, or contact Rebecca MacLean at (506)364-4957
Annual Sackville United Church spaghetti supper
September 19
4:30 to 6:30
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12
Yellow Ribbon Society: Mountie Headshave at Homecoming
September 27
Sponsor a player at the Library or Mealhall!
Yellow Ribbon Society: Relay for Life
October 3-4
Volunteers and entertainers NEEDED!
“Let’s find a cure for cancer”
Contact relay@mta.ca
ACE: National Student Entrepeneur Competition
e competition is open to full-time students at Canadian universities or colleges who are running
their own businesses.
Thoughts on the Student Center
“A nice facility, it will be really
nice with a modern architectural
design, fitted for the needs of stu-
dents at Mount Allison. But they
should plan ahead of time for
when the students get here.”
Alex Chartrand
First Year, BA
“Undecided. I haven’t spent that
much time there yet. It seems it
will be pretty good. Everything’s
more centralized.”
Lindsey Cox
ird Year, BSc
“It’s tough to say - it’s not done. I
think the bookstore is ridiculously
small considering they built a new
one. But I like the design. I like
that they brought the bookstore
there, the mailboxes there. I like
the cohesiveness of it all. Maybe
the more relevant question is how
much money they had to spend to
make it all happen? Was it a cost
effective decision? It’s a handsome
looking building.”
Michael Politano Bowles
Fourth Year, Religious Studies
“I think it’s not done. From the
vague setting that CHMA will
be I think it’s nice. I think the
outside is nice. I think the Pub
was a terrible move because it’s
smaller and it kind of takes away
from what Mt. A’s students need,
which is a good bump and grind
sesh. I prefer Ducky’s but a lot of
Mt. A students need a good bump
and grind.”
Peter Linfield
ird Year, Philosophy
Erin Jemczyk
Sasha Van Katwyk
Argosy Staff
Last school year, and for
many years prior, nearly
everyone following American
happenings worldwide believed
that the United States’ decrease
in stature was well under
way. We knew it’d only be a
matter of time before America
recognized that it no longer
had the potency to obtain
all it fancied; be it wealth,
influence, or prestige. Some
(call them anti-Americans or
shadenfreudists if you wish)
could barely hold back their
chortles of satisfaction at the
prospect of mighty America
falling to its hubristic doom.
Others – far more realistic
in their visions of the future
– believed that any ‘American
downfall’ would only be relative
to the emerging powers of
the East and the flexible and
dynamic economies of the EU.
No matter to what end one saw
America’s flagging global status
occurring, however, what was less
foreseeable was how this widely
publicized demotion will occur.
e results thus far are rather
substantial, but perhaps not
the end; two difficult wars, one
of which continues to operate
with complete disregard to
international law; house prices
are falling faster than they did
Belgians Buy „AmericaÊs Beer,‰ Budweiser
And Other Things Making Americans Think Twice About Their Country
in the Great Depression, gas
prices are reminiscent of the 70s;
both inflation and recession are
threats on the horizon; credit is
scarcer than support for Bush
who’s percentile is now lower
than Nixon’s worst days; free
trade, one of America’s most
beloved children, has begun
to work against it in Asia; and
the administration’s continued
resistance to the words of the
Geneva Convention and the
Kyoto Protocol all add up to
America’s opinion being lower
than, possibly, any other time in
her short history.
is being said, however,
there are streams of hope
presenting themselves which,
if the American people take
heavy advantage of them,
could lead to the United
States into a more sustainable
– albeit humbler – era. New
technologies, city planning
strategies, and industrial policies
provide countless methods for
the United States to address
the global warming crisis. e
cooling of Iraq and the increased
global attention on Afghanistan
create a window of opportunity
for the U.S. military to get on a
course towards peace (for some
really brilliant literature on this
check out omas Barnett,
Sebastian Mallaby, and Stephen
D. Krasner). Additionally,
increased discussion of the
issues of immigration, welfare,
race, and a stagnant middle class
mixed with an almost certain
chance of having Democratic
Congress could equal some
dramatic changes within the
nation and internationally, the
Bush administration has started
to walk a long prayed-for line
of reconciliation and diplomacy
that includes starting talks with
Iran, North Korea. All of this
coupled with the upcoming
election of a new president are
indications that the solutions to
America’s troubles – immediate
and underlying – are out there.
e question becomes whether
the American people will
take this opportunity with
the vigour needed to not only
help themselves but the entire
world who, thanks largely
to bad policy by the current
administration, has been held
back in its capacities to create
change even when trying
to do it without the United
States’ blessing. Current global
opinion of Americans would
suggest that the people are far
from up to it, and with good
reason. e fact that Bush was
re-elected, that Americans still
have very little understanding
of why they’re in either of
the wars or of who they’re
fighting, that they do not seem
motivated enough to tackle
global warming, and that the
current Democratic economic
policy reeks dangerously of
protectionism – all of these
are indications that the people
simply still don’t understand
what is necessary to turn things
However, the pendulum-
swing of this commentary is
that the opposing viewpoint
of this argument can be found
in the United States’ history.
Time and time again the
American people have, through
genuine repentance and their
own unquestioned tenacity,
overcome enormous obstacles
to achieve a star-spangled
victory. And while the stakes of
the game are getting higher –
now reaching truly global levels
– the amount of information,
ideas, and solutions are also at
globalized levels.
It is here, when the issue
becomes global, where neither
the pessimists nor the optimists
gain points and where talking
solely about America’s problems
and upsetting habits becomes
too much about finding an
enemy everyone can hate; a
dangerous and juvenile path,
if nothing else. Whether the
United States will soar back up
towards their ‘purple mountain
majesty’ or begin a flaming nose
dive towards the ‘enameled
plains’ becomes an amateurish
notion when one looks at
the global condition, not
only because neither of these
extremes have any pragmatism
but because we now live in a
globalized world where social
and humanitarian interests
(should) trump those of the
e problems are no longer
nation-to-nation; terrorism,
global warming, international
economies, and the
proliferation of human rights
and of international law will
not find their solutions with
the diminishing or rejuvenation
of America (regardless of how
many hope-filled speeches
Obama delivers). e solutions
will be found in the realization
by the entire globe – not just
that of the U.S. electorate
– that the current crises are
facing humanity itself. To fully
comprehend what that means
for us all and how we are
meant to behave in this new
global era, we must first shed
the arcane notion that there
still exists some superpower
that we passively accept as the
end-all-be-all force of change.
Unfortunately, for the rest
of us to truly believe that we
now live in a global world, the
Americans need to recognize
it first, and it will most likely
require some much harder days
to come before they’re willing
to swallow that.
A guide to the venues that matter in:
D. George’s ‘Fabulous’ Roadhouse
C. Strut’s ‘gangsta’ Gallery
A. Vogue ‘movie’ Theatre
G. Brunton ‘classy’ Auditorium
F. Con ‘Mon’ Hall
Photos by Jessica Emin
Graphic by Vivi Reich
Imagine a weekend where there are
no boundaries, where conflict doesn’t
exist, where music plays all night long:
welcome to Evolve.
e Evolve Festival, an annual
three day summer festival held in
Antigonish, NS, is something you
must experience at least once in your
life. is year alone 2000 tickets were
sold making it a bit crowded because
everyone brought tents to stay the
weekend in. e Evolve Festival is held
in the same field every year, located by
a gorgeous waterfall, where you end
up bathing on Sunday. e music
showcased at Evolve ranges from folk
to acid-trip trance beats. Some of this
years big names were: Hey Rosetta,
Slow Coaster, Grand eft Bus, DJ
Falcon, Battles and e Jimmy Swift
When I am asked what Evolve is,
I am yet to find one word to describe
it. Evolve is not your typical weekend
event, besides the ‘party factor’ , it’s also
about being eco-friendly. For every
ticket sold this year, a tree was planted
Ellen Williams
Argosy Contributor
Evolve festival
Neil Bonner
Argosy Staff
A long time ago, you could
probably describe a piece of music
with just a word. If you described
a song to someone as “rock”, “pop”,
“hip-hop”, etc. they would have a
very good idea of what that entailed.
But as music develops and tastes
change, genres cross-pollinate. Rock
stars collaborate with rappers, who
have guest appearances on country
songs, which in turn cross over to pop
radio. at’s never really happened
with bluegrass. ough it gained
greater prominence in the early 2000s
with the phenomenally successful O
Brother Where Art ou? soundtrack
and bands such as Nickel Creek,
bluegrass has never substantially
adjusted its core sound. at’s not to
say it’s a stagnant form; it just takes
and assimilates pop music on its own
terms. Moreover, young musicians
such as the Strangeboys and the
Grass Mountain Hobos are infusing
it with new vitality, and bringing it to
an even wider audience.
e Strangeboys hail from Halifax,
and are currently working on their
debut CD. While I’m not a bluegrass
expert, I like to think I know a few
things about opening acts and their
audiences. At most shows, the crowd
Bluegrass alive and well
William Gregory
Argosy Staff
In a typically understated Saturday
night at George’s ‘Fabulous’ Road-
house, a local artist and two unknown
maritime bands played to a sparse
crowd. Corey Isenor & e Heroines
opened the festivities before Charlotte-
town’s Boxer the Horse and Halifax’s
Mardeen took the crowds to midnight.
Since only three acts had four hours to
fill, all the sets were fairly lengthy, al-
lowing all the artists to showcase their
talents. Arriving at 11pm, I caught the
last two acts, which although playing
different styles, were both strong sets.
Boxer the Horse played a curious
style of folk rock infused with a heavy
dose keyboard/synth. On some songs
that is reminiscent of fellow islanders,
Two Hours Traffic. However, the band
had more than one setting, alternat-
ing between an upbeat and energetic
sound and more dour bluesy tunes on
their first trip to George’s stage. De-
spite taking their name from George
Orwell’s famous satire on the Soviet
Union (Animal Farm), Boxer the Horse
was devoid of any political statement
(unless a great set is a political doc-
trine). Most songs were infused with a
healthy pop appeal, but the band’s core
was folk rock. As such, the influence of
Bob Dylan on the band was never far
from the surface. “Rock ‘n Roll Band”
doesn’t begin to warm up to the
openers ‘til late in their set. With
the Strangeboys, however, the crowd
started dancing at the very first song.
eir set ran through original songs
and standards, climaxing in a twangy
cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry,”
while keeping the energy tangibly
Charlottetown’s Grass Mountain
Hobos are a group of six self-
described “hard working, light hearted
foot stompers.” ey are also, it
should be mentioned, very snappy
dressers. is summer, they released
their debut album while performing
with acts like e Blind Boys of
Alabama. eir mix of modern
lyrics with traditional bluegrass
is best experienced live, feet away
from the banjos, mandolins and the
upright bass. eir musicianship was
professional, but still loose and very
Unfortunately, I was unable to stay
for their entire set. But I was still
there long enough to see two exciting
east coast bands bring together a wide
range of Sackville residents: young
and old, student and townie, indie
rock and country fans. is isn’t the
first time the Grass Mountain Hobos
have played here, and it likely won’t
be the last, so do yourself a favor and
see them live. e future of bluegrass
looks bright indeed. is an unabashed imitation of Dylan’s
craggy vocals telling poetic stories
complete with harmonica breaks. It’s
not the real thing, but the band still
managed to pull it off.
Mardeen sounded significantly
older than Boxer the Horse, replac-
ing the keyboard player with another
guitarist. e end result was a wall
of guitar, with all three string players
colluding on loud choard progres-
sions. e crowd had dwindled by
Mardeen’s set, but typical of George’s,
the PA system was just as loud as it
had been during Boxer the Horse’s
better attended set. Mardeen has ear-
splittingly loud, At times Mardeen
sounded vaguely familiar, channelling
‘90s pop rock, and often sounded as
if they were simply covering their fa-
vorite songs from high school. A little
Nine Inch Nails anyone? For instance,
towards the end of their set, a song was
a dead ringer for Weezer’s “Surf Wax
America.”eir other mode were high
guitar riffs on repeat over top of power
chords. e crowd reacted enthusiasti-
cally and danced energetically in front
of the stage. However, Mardeen left
a weakl impression on me. Although
sounding familiar and being techni-
cally proficient musicians, I found that
the band rarely left their comfort zone,
and their set became a little repetitive
after the first few songs. Nevertheless
Mardeen put on a fairly good show
that definitely entertained the crowd.
Mardeen and Boxer the
Horse bring great shows to
George’s Roadhouse
Boxer the Horse singer Jeremy Gaudet does his best Bob
Dylan impression at George’s Roadhouse.
Mardeen rests in between songs during their set.
Isabel Gertler
Isabel Gertler
somewhere in Canada. Other then
the usual recycling and reusing, Evolve
portrayed the idea that by being ‘eco-
friendly’ we are the ones that will
ultimately benefit in the end.
During the weekend there were
different workshops put on, most of
them aimed at personal improvement
and mental well-being. ey had
everything from yoga, building your
own solar panels to belly dancing.
is was my first year at Evolve
and I found the people there to be
awesome. Everyone truly demonstrated
the saying “ make love, not war.” Each
time you passed someone, regardless of
whether you knew them or not, they
always said “hello!” So not only do you
get a weekend of partying, but you also
get the chance to save the world, and
let me tell you, tree huggers know how
to throw a good party!
e experience of Antigonish’s unique
weekend concert
Strangeboys and Grass Mountain
Hobos plant roots at George’s
The Shinerama committee wishes to acknowledge and thank all their
community sponsors who helped contribute to a fantastic campaign,
including: Sounds Fantastic, Wanderlust, Tantramar Pharmacy (Gold
sponsors); Atlantic Industries Limited (Silver sponsor); Patterson’s Family
Restaurant, and the Cackling Goose (Bronze sponsors); as well as Aramark
Food Services, Joey’s Pizza and Pasta, the Tantramarsh Pub, Uncle Larry’s
Billiards, Sackville Save-Easy, Sackville Co-op,the Bridge Street Café, and
the Mount Allison University Bookstore.
Dylan Cunningham
Argosy Contributor
e rating system is based on a
three-point scale, with no half-points
Rather than numbers, these are
divided into three recommendations:
Must see, worth seeing, and avoid.
Tropic under (2008, Starring Ben
Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.;
Directed by Ben Stiller)
It’s been a while since we’ve seen
much of anything out of Ben Stiller.
At least much of what you could
reasonably call decent and don’t forget
about mere minutes after watching.
So it’s not unreasonable to come into
Tropic under with a distinct sense of
‘meh’. Luckily, we get a very welcome
comedic slap in the face to wake us up
within the first few minutes, thanks
to the inclusion of fictional trailers,
full of sharp parody that couldn’t be
any more on the mark. Overblown
action movies, crude bodily function
comedies, edgy drama overloads,
they all get their due here and it
gives the sense that the rest of the
movie is going to be fall-out-of-your-
chair-break-your-kneecaps funny.
Unfortunately, this is not quite the
case, we’ve already had our highest
point of comedy. However, that’s not
to say this was a total disappointment
by any stretch of the imagination.
e satire stays sharp in the movie
proper, playing out an intentionally
overdone war scene which is just
plain hilarious. Explosions, gore, lots
of gunfire, slow motion, and the like
lampoon the war film genre without
being preachy or explicitly political,
while still managing to be fairly
intelligent. Considering that Jason
Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer of Scary
Movie/Epic Movie/Meet the Spartans
fame can not only get their films
released, but enjoy box office success,
a reasonably smart and enjoyable
comedy is pretty much a godsend. In
comparison to other contemporary
comedies, Tropic under is a
at’s not to say it’s for everyone.
Unlike many movies that teeter
on the dangerous line between the
American PG-13 and R ratings in
order to maximize their audience,
Tropic under wears its R rating like
a badge of honour, to make some sort
of vague military allusion. Profanity,
violence, some more profanity, some
sexual dialogue, drugs, and Jack Black;
everything is in full force here, and
are bound to offend the easily or even
difficultly offended. at’s very much
the intent, though it does get out of
hand and unfunny at times. Probably
not the best film to attend with your
mother, small children, large but
immature children, preachers, royalty,
girls/boys you’re trying to impress,
or Mormons. Scientologists, on the
other hand, will probably love it,
thanks to Tom Cruise’s utterly bizarre
turn as a balding producer that feels
like an inside joke that you’re on the
outside of. Which is generally the
same feeling I get from Scientology.
Ah yes, and let’s talk controversy.
It’s easy to be cynical and dismiss it,
which I’ll do in a moment here, but
first allow me to explain how I’ve
come to this conclusion. First, the
portrayal of the mentally disabled,
(or as the movie so gently puts it,
retarded) in the form of a film-
within-a-film called Simple Jack has
earned the ire of various groups.
Which is strange, really. e purpose
of this mockery isn’t to belittle the
disabled for being what they are,
but rather to belittle the actors
who make a profit playing disabled
persons to jerk a few tears free. e
same goes for Robert Downey Jr.’s
blackened face. Maybe I’m wrong, but
to me it seems simply like another
case of taking things too literally,
like criticizing the brilliant satirists
Stephen Colbert or Bill O’Reilly for
actually being right-wing nutjobs.
Lots of dirty laughs, with a
commendable level of actual wit
beneath it all but a tendency to try
just a little too hard at times makes
this one
Worth Seeing.
Alexandra Theroux
Argosy Contributor
Over the summer months in
Amherst, Nova Scotia, we were plagued
with some seriously crappy weather.
is gave me the perfect excuse
(aside from working at Blockbuster)
to watch a ton of really great movies.
From May to August the production
companies were working their butts
off to get their movies out for the
general public ... in theatres. is
means that the shelves at video stores
were ridiculously lacking anything
resembling a good movie for most of
the summer. ere were, thankfully, a
few gems which made their way from
the silver screen to DVD.
Jim Sturgess, who made a spectacular
start in the Beatles inspired musical
Across the Universe was involved in two
films which came out this summer:
Summer Lovin’
A comprehensive guide for summer DVDs
21 and e Other Boleyn Girl. In 21,
Sturgess stars as a promising young
math student at MIT who, when faced
with the cost of his education becomes
involved in a ‘math club’ which makes
its way to Vegas every weekend to
count cards in casinos. Kevin Spacey
leads the club as the somewhat crooked
university professor and Lawrence
Fishburne is the head of security at
one of the casinos at which the club
plays. On a less modern note, e
Other Boleyn Girl (Based on Phillippa
Gregory’s book of the same name)
is the fictional tale of Anne Boleyn
(Natalie Portman) and her sister Mary
(Scarlett Johannsen) who both were
mistresses of King Henry VIII. Anne
Boleyn, being the more ambitious of
the two, eventually convinces Henry to
marry her and leave her sister behind.
It’s a great flick with Sturgess playing
the role of Anne and Mary’s brother.
Eric Bana’s turn as King Henry is one
of his better roles.
If you’re more into the graphic
historical scene then 10,000 B.C. is
perfect. It was definitely not what I
expected based on the trailers. e
movie, which looked as if it would be
a fast paced action movie with great
visuals but not much else, turned out
to have a convincing story on top of
some good action and some really cool
effects. e movie stars Steven Strait
(e Covenant) and Camilla Belle
(When a Stranger Calls) as two lovers
separated by an imposing new society.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is
simply what the title says. Francis
McDormand (Fargo) plays Miss
Pettigrew, a down-on-her-luck
governess with very old-fashioned
ideals who steals another woman’s job
and is thrust into a world she’s never
seen. Amy Adams (Enchanted) plays
the beautiful singer and social climber
Delysia LaFosse who, when we meet
her, is juggling three men although
not very successfully. e movie takes
place in England just before the
Second World War and is at times
both hilarious and poignant but is
overall very pleasant.
We can’t forget about e Bucket
List, famous not only for its superstar
cast of Jack Nicholson and Morgan
Freeman (together for the first
time) but also for its quick wit and
compelling storyline. Rob Reiner has
done it again with this touching story
of two terminally ill cancer patients
who meet in the hospital (owned by
Nicholson’s character) and decide to
do all the things they’d always wanted
to do before they “kicked the bucket”.
P.S. I Love You, is another film along
the same line, starring Hillary Swank
and Gerard Butler as a couple who
were made for each other but have
their time cut short by his diagnosis
of brain cancer. e movie follows the
events after his death as Gerry sends
his wife of nine years letters from
beyond the grave giving her tasks,
advice, and gifts in order to help her
get on with her life after his death. e
movie is an emotional rollercoaster,
when you’re not bawling your eyes
out you’re laughing your head off (for
anyone who read the book by Cecilia
Ahern, the movie doesn’t disappoint).
Overall, this summer didn’t suck
for DVD releases and if you happen
to get time to watch anything I highly
recommend these ones.New this week
(September 16):
88 minutes – Great movie, awesome
action (4 ½ stars out of five)
Made of Honour – Very funny, not
much to it though (3 stars out of five)
Pushing the
satirical envelope
Tropic under is worth seeing
I am the bat
Neil Bonner counts five things that
make e Dark Knight so good
Neil Bonner
Argosy Staff
Since the Argosy doesn’t publish
over the summer, we miss out on a
few big stories. e entertainment
story of this summer was,
unquestionably, e Dark Knight.
Writing a review of e Dark
Knight at this point would be pretty
useless since chances are you and
everyone within a ten metre radius
of you has seen it at least once. Your
grandmother can probably quote
the interrogation scene line for line.
Nevertheless, I think we’d be remiss
if we didn’t give it a bit of attention.
Here are five reasons why e Dark
Knight was the summer’s best
superhero movie.
- e magic trick scene. You know
the one. – Perfectly establishes the
movie’s dark, but not humourless,
tone. ough I couldn’t track down
any hard data to prove it, something
tells me that pencil sales skyrocketed
as soon as the first screenings ended.
Look for ‘thug-with-a-pencil-in-
the-cranium’ to be one of the more
popular costumes this Halloween,
along with…
- e Joker – For a superhero
movie to succeed, you first and
foremost need a great villain. And,
let’s face it, the villains of recent
superhero movies have been pretty
weak indeed. Batman Begins, Iron
Man, Superman Returns – all of them
lacked an interesting antagonist,
which hurt the movie overall. e
Spider-Man villains were good,
true, but by spending so much time
making them sympathetic and
relatable, the filmmakers effectively
drained any danger or suspense from
the movie. e Dark Knight remedies
this problem by giving the audience a
recognizable villain, one who’s largely
more popular than the hero himself,
then trimming away any origin story
and turning him loose.
- Balance! – People tend to focus
on the dark aspects of the script, and
that’s true: It’s by far the darkest,
scariest major motion picture since
Sex and the City, but there’s more to it
than that. e humour is refreshingly
unforced, the action scenes are as
good as any I’ve seen recently, and
the dramatic portions are thought-
provoking but don’t weigh the film
down at all. e movie’s disparate
elements are neatly tied together
by a coherent tone and visual style.
at’s not to say it’s perfect – the
ending didn’t really work for me,
due in large part to a certain out-of-
left-field technological advancement
that’s awkwardly shoehorned in,
but everything prior to that works
- A great ensemble cast – Much
of the movie’s critical acclaim stems
from Heath Ledger’s already-mythic
performance as e Joker, and I can
safely say that for once, the hype is
well-founded. But the rest of the cast
is every bit as good. Christian Bale
is understated but complex as Bruce
Wayne, and his Batman voice isn’t
as bad as you’ve heard (if you had
to disguise your voice AND terrify
criminals while wearing a bulletproof
rubber suit, you’d sound like a
twelve-pack-a-day smoker too). Gary
Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan
Freeman are all back, and in excellent
form. Maggie Gyllenhaal is a massive
upgrade from Katie Holmes, while
Aaron Eckhart holds his own as the
film’s real centre.
- Talent behind the camera - Most
movies I see over the summer would
accurately be qualified as blockbusters.
Let’s face it – on a hot summer night
with nothing to do, which would you
rather see with friends: Iron Man or
Brideshead Revisited? But I’m rarely
thrilled by them, because of three
simple letters: CGI. It’s hard to get
emotionally invested in a movie when
it’s painfully clear that most of what
you’re seeing was created in a cubicle
at Skywalker Ranch. So I am ready to
erect a platinum monument in honor
of director Christopher Nolan for
avoiding the CGI trap. Sure, there’s
some, but no more than is necessary.
Instead, the creative team used real
vehicles, sharp editing (well, except
for the ending), shocking but not
gratuitious violence and a dizzying
sense of scale to thrill the audience.
After seeing it, I was ready to see it
again. In a Sackville theatre. Possibly
at midnight. For two dollars and, oh I
don’t know, fifty cents. Hint?
Brian Crouse
Mount Allison SAC
VP Academic Affairs
ere is a very exciting process
happening right now that could
potentially make some big changes
in academics here at Mount Allison
– changes which could happen
soon. is process is the Academic
Renewal Process, and this article will
be an overview of the process so far,
what’s going on now, and how your
input is needed.
e Academic Renewal Process
began in January under the direction
of Stephen McClatchie, Mount
Allison’s Provost and Vice President
Academic and Research. It was
created to look at Mount Allison
academics from the ground up, see if
how we do things in the best possible
way, and if not, find out what the best
way is. It was intended to ask the big-
picture questions – things like: “Are
majors and minors a good idea?” “Are
distribution credits doing what they
are supposed to do?” “Should there
be mandatory first-year and fourth-
year seminar courses that all students
take?” “Are semesters even a good
e process started with a
discussion paper with the intent
of soliciting some initial feedback
from the community. Based on that
feedback, five working groups were
created to look at specific issues, and
a Steering Committee to oversee
the whole process. ese groups
are composed of faculty, deans, and
students, and are as follows:
- Outcomes and Literacies:
is group looks at what the result of
a MTA degree should be: what do
we want students to learn and end
up with (outcomes) and what skills
should they have (literacies). For
example, should every MTA grad
be able to write? Do basic math?
Program a computer? Make awesome
butterscotch pie?
- Distribution: is group
looks at the purpose and efficacy of
distribution credits and decides if
they help enhance our degrees. It will
decide if distribution credits like we
offer them are a good idea, and if not,
look at what we can do differently.
-Course/Program Delivery:
is group assesses the way in
which we organize our courses and
structure our degrees. ey have
been looking at a wide range of ideas,
such as evening classes, week-long
concentrated courses, experiential
learning (learning something by
doing it), and mandatory first- and
fourth-year seminars.
- Credit: is group looks
at the future of the way we give
credit. is includes transfer credits,
challenge-for-credit, and prior-
learning assessment and recognition.
- Graduate Studies: is
group considers the future role of
graduate study programs (typically
Masters degrees) at Mount Allison.
Most of these groups have
met over the summer and now have
some ideas; it’s now time to gather
feedback from the community on
what to do next. Students are a big
part of the community, and we will
have several chances to be involved
with Academic Renewal.
e first chance is this Saturday,
September 20. From 1:00 – 3:30 PM
in the Wu Centre, there will be an
open forum on the process. is is
intended to give students a chance to
show up, speak their thoughts, and ask
questions about the process so far.
en, during the following week
(September 22 – 26) there will be
round-table student discussions in
the evenings – one for each of the
working groups. ese are chances
for students to talk about these issues
and ideas and have real input into the
whole process.
is will be practically the only
time in your Mount Allison career
when you can have an impact this
huge on the future of academics
here. We’ve all heard people talk
about their thoughts on things like
distribution credits, evening classes,
or transfer credits. If this is you, then
come out for a few minutes and join
the discussion!
Academic Renewal is taking the
opinions of students very seriously
– but right in the original discussion
paper it says “e right to criticise
comes only through participation in
the process.” Make yourself aware of
what’s going on before big changes
become set in stone, and come out for
a little while and give students a voice
in this process which could change all
of our degrees.
Keep checking the VP Academic’s
page of the SAC website for more
details, and just give me a shout if you
ever have any questions.

Big Changes in Academics Affecting your Degree
e academic renewal process, how it affects you, and how to get involved
(or - take a minute and be informed)
Student Administrative Council
e Student
Council Book
Abigail Dawn McGillivary
Mount Allison SAC
VP Communications
Good news! e Student
Administrative Council Book Sale
was a success thanks to the hard
work of Brian Crouse, our treasured
Vice President of Academics.
Textbooks were flying off tables left
and right. Many a student went
home happy with a well priced used
textbook. Unfortunately, there are
still some books left in the S.A.C.
office that were not sold. ose who
did not have success selling their
books should come and pick them
up as soon as possible.
SACtivities Fair
Dan Wortman
Mount Allison SAC
VP FInance and Operations
e SAC would like to sincerely
thank everyone who took part in
Sunday’s SACtivities Fair. With
over 100 organizations and over 300
students in attendance, the fair was a
great success. If you are interested in
joining a club or society please check
out our website “sac.mta.ca”.
We Relocated!
Abigail Dawn McGillivary
Mount Allison SAC
VP Communications
e Student Administrative Council has moved! We are now located on the bottom floor of the Wallace McCain Centre. e move was bitter sweet.
e old STUD building is certainly filled with memories, but with a brand new facility comes brand new ideas and an improved image. Are you ready
for a revolution Mount Allison?
Worried about your future as a student? Join the team of decision making leaders essential to Mount Allison University student life. Drop by our new
office and inquire about the “Student at Large” positions and the “Meal Exchange Appointee” position.
Questions? Drop by and say “hello!” sometime.
Relay 4 Life
October 3 - 4 7pm to 7am
Sign up for a team!
Volunteers NEEDED!
Sponsor a football player for the
(@ Homecoming)
More info visit the Library and
Mealhall or contact relay@mta.ca
Elizabeth may enter the debates!
e long-awaited and oft predicted
election this October has begun. As
with any election, there will be debates,
and one of the most important of those
is the federal leaders’ debate, where the
leaders of all the major political parties
of Canada meet to argue the merits of
their respective platforms.
It had been decided by the
consortium of Canada’s largest TV
networks that Green Party leader
Elizabeth May, was not going to
be allowed in the televised federal
debates, though the other major
parties were to be represented. General
public opinion came out against this
decision, and eventually caving to
public pressure, the three other parties
have reconsidered their stance on the
issue. It was confirmed on September
10 that Green Party leader Elizabeth
May would officially be allowed to
participate in the debate.
e Green Party was originally denied
access to the televised debates due to
opposition from the Conservatives,
Liberals and the NDP. e three
leaders threatened to boycott the event
if May was allowed to participate,
claiming that her presence would
jeopardize the fairness of the debate.
One reason cited for this is that the
Green Party has no elected members
of parliament. ere is currently one
Green Party MP occupying the seat
for west Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-
Sea to Sky Country; however, MP
Blair Wilson was originally elected as
a Liberal, and has subsequently crossed
the floor.
Beyond the argument about the
Green Party’s status in the House
of Commons, both Stephen Harper
and Jack Layton expressed they felt
Green Party participation would be
the equivalent of allowing two Liberal
Party candidates into the debate, thus
skewing the debate in the Liberals’
favour. Further aggravating Harper
and Layton, leaders May and Dion
had made an earlier agreement that
they would not run candidates against
each other in their home ridings.
Cooperation between the parties has
not advanced beyond this agreement,
though their party policies have
converged on a number of issues over
the past year: for example, both parties
have come out in favour of taxing
carbon emissions.
Why so strong a public outcry
in favour of May’s participation?
For many of the protesters who
spoke out against the Conservative-
NDP decision, the issue was one of
democracy. Television is an important
source for political information, so
to not have a major Canadian party
represented in a televised debate would
be an impediment to the average
voter’s attempt to be informed.
What does all this mean for the
coming elections? A great deal,
considering how much resistance
there was to refusing the Green Party
an opportunity to have its say. It means
that perhaps Canadians are starting to
put the environment a little higher
on their priority lists in the face of
growing changes in the climate.
It’s no surprise really; studies
show that people are becoming
more and more concerned about the
environment. e Green Party in
particular has been steadily growing in
its own voter support. In the last federal
election, about 660,000 Canadians
voted for the Green Party; that’s one
in twenty-two people across Canada.
In fact, public opinion polls show that
in the next election, the Green Party
vote will be in the millions. Surely, this
means we can expect to be seeing more
of Canada’s fastest growing political
party in the future.
ey say you can always go home,
but refugees from around the world
are finding this hard to do. Between
the need to return to where you come
from and the need for security, many
refugees have made the move back to
their homeland, but just because you
want something doesn’t mean you can
always get it.
Since the 2003 American led
invasion of Iraq, nearly two million
people fled their homes and ran
directly into refugee status; a status
that gives millions hope for a better
life, or at least one that is more secure.
So why is it that hundreds of refugees
now seek to return to their homeland?
For many Iraqi refugees the incentive is
money. In 2005, the Iraqi government
issued a statement that entitles each
Iraqi family who moves back to their
homeland a stipend of $800. With
conditions in refugee camps in Egypt
(where most Iraqi refugees now reside)
worsening, and their inability to secure
jobs as foreigners, $800 brings some
promise of starting over. But can $800
rebuild the lives of those who face
the choice of continuing in a foreign
country or returning to a war-torn
e United Nations Declaration of
Human Rights states that “everyone
has the right to leave any country
(including his own) and return to his
own country.” Yet millions are finding
that obstacles stand in the way of doing
just this. Even Iraqi refugees, whom
are paid to return, find that the largest
obstacle is finding a home. With their
previous homes either destroyed or
inhabited by others, they are left with
no place to go, and are thrown into a
situation where they can now only
choose their level of misery.
e plight of returning refugees
is only worsened when the root
causes of the conflict have not been
resolved. A recent example is the
failed attempt by Slobodan Milosevic
to create a “Greater Serbia” by means
of a campaign of ethnic cleansing.
In the aftermath, a commitment was
made to aid in the rehabilitation and
reintegration of returning refugees.
With this promising outlook for
millions that had been displaced, many
attempted to return home only to find
themselves facing a G-rated version of
what they had fled earlier, and a broken
promise. Some Serbs that try to return
find themselves facing neighbours
that were past enemies, and that
without the streets heavily policed by
international guards, the ethnic slurs
and attempts at ethnic-based violence
still exist. From the potential 100,000
refugees that fled Kosovo, only some
17,000 made the attempt to return,
and of those only a third have made
the move permanent.
e fear of facing old enemies can be
found beyond South-Eastern Europe,
and not only by those returning. Many
Israelis take issue with the legitimacy
of Palestinian refugees’ right to return
to territory claimed by Israel in 1948
war. However, the UN mandates that
any refugees willing to return home
and live in peace with their neighbours,
have the right to do so. Yet how can
a refugee, who is clearly unwanted
within their own land, feel at home?
How can they recreate all that they
lost? ese are the questions many
refugees from around the world try to
answer while deciding whether or not
returning home is possible.
Beyond the political and economic
aspects of the question of whether to
return home, are the personal factors.
Many refugees feel that uprooting
their families over and over again can
destroy any hope that they may have
gained. No one wants to be a refugee.
No one wants to feel like a stranger in a
foreign land. rough personal travels
to the Middle East this past summer,
it is easy to see the everyday distress
that refugees so eloquently hide and
live with. As one Afghani refugee
comments, “my children have dreams,
my wife has dreams, I have dreams; the
biggest one is to go home. But we have
to find where home is now.”
Today, so many people take for
granted the fact that most of us can
go home. Yet in reality home is nearly
unattainable for some. Although
given money, support, and the right to
return, refugees are left with a sense of
displacement. Many of them can’t find
their way back to what they remember
as home. Between feuding neighbours
and destroyed memories, refugees have
little to hope for, yet somehow everyday
they continue to march forward and in
a courageous act, try their best to create
what we take for granted. ey say you
can always go home, but can you?
For millions of refugees worldwide, returning home simply isn’t an option
Home Sweet Home
A Kosovar Refugee Camp, in Kukës, Albania
Christina Ashley
Argosy Contributor
Jennifer Musgrave
Argosy Contributor
Iraqi refugees on the Syrian border
Not a Monster, Just Misunderstoood
He only wanted to write Features
Darren Mercer
Argosy Staff
In an effort to encourage the illusive
youth vote, the Dominion Institute of
Canada and the Canadian Wireless
Telecommunications Association have
launched “Youth Text 2008,”a program
which will allow young people to
contact the political parties in the way
they know best, text messaging.
Under this program, youth will be
able to text questions or comments to
four political parties. Text messages
will be free (wireless companies have
agreed to waive all fees), and the four
participating parties have all agreed
to send a response to each message
within twenty-four hours.
In addition, users who text each
party will have the option of joining
that party’s “Youth Text community.”
Should they join, they will receive
regular updates and information from
that party throughout the length of the
campaign. Text messaging numbers
for each of the parties is provided,
and more information can be found
at http://www.thedemocracyproject.
Will this actually encourage new
voters to participate in the democratic
process? at’s a question which
remains to be answered. At the very
least, however, it provides another link
to the political parties for voters to
take advantage of.
Darren Mercer
Argosy Staff

During the 2006 Federal
election, only 42.2 per cent
of potential first-time voters
actually cast ballots, the
lowest turn-out rate of any
age group in Canada. These
numbers may be dismal,
but don’t fear, enfranchised,
politically engaged Argosy
readers. These numbers are
actually an improvement! In
2004, the number was only
thirty-eight per cent.
Elections Canada, along
with organizations such
as Apathy is Boring (which
lists among its goals that of
“making democracy sexy”),
Rush the Vote, and The
Democracy Project, have all
attempted to rejuvenate the
youth vote in previous years.
In the midst of celebrity
sponsorship, and Elections
Canada websites (of
questionably low content)
designed specifically for
youth, the youth vote has
actually increased recently
in the country.
While Elections Canada
has not released youth
voter turnout numbers
for the 2006 election, the
2004 election saw a voter
turnout of thirty-eight per
cent among voters in the
eighteen to twenty-one
year old category. This was
up significantly from the
estimated twenty-five per
cent of eighteen and twenty-
four year olds in 2000, and
all despite the fact that
the 2004 election saw the
lowest voter participation
in federal election history.
As Canadian citizens over
the age of 18, students have
the right to vote by special
ballot, if they believe they
will be away from their
ordinary place of residence.
Students living at Mount
Allison University, whether
in residence or off campus,
have the option to register
by mail to receive a special
ballot, so that they will be
able to register to vote
in their home electoral
In the event you’d like
to register to do so, we’ve
compiled an easy-to-follow
set of seven instructions.
Conservative Party of Canada TXTCPC (898272)
Liberal Party of Canada TXTLIB (898542)
New Democratic Party of Canada TXTNDP (898637)
Green Party of Canada TXTGRN (898476)
Youth Text 2008
Argosy Votes 2008
... by mail!
Step 1: Download e Form
Step 6: VOTE!
Step 5: Receive the Special Ballot Voting Kit
First you must, of course, locate and download the “Application for
Registration and Special Ballot”from the Elections Canada website. To counter
the disorganized Election’s Canada website, use the following screenshot of the
website to locate the appropriate link.
To access the form, you will have to answer three eligibility questions, to
confirm you are eligible to vote by special ballot. ese will confirm residency
criteria and voter eligibility criteria, as well as determining which voter category
you fit into.
Assuming you are eligible under all of these criteria, you will be presented
with a link to download a PDF form which represents the “Application for
Registration and Special Ballot.”
You may enter your data into the form using the Adobe Reader program.
Once you have completed the form, you will then need to print it off, and sign
the declaration included in Box twelve.
After a period of time, you should receive a special ballot voting kit, which will include
instructions as to how to vote, as well as a number of envelopes to place your ballot into,
before mailing it away.
In this voting kit, you will receive a blank ballot to use when voting. You
will actually need to write in the name of the candidate of your choice. If you
have picked a party you wish to support, but are not aware of the name of the
candidate representing that party in your own electoral district, you can once
again use the Voter Information Service to uncover this information.
As mentioned in Step Two, you’ll just need to enter your postal code into
the search box on the homepage of the Elections Canada website. Once
you’ve located your electoral district, locate the “Frequently Asked Questions”
list, and under the “Candidates” heading select “Who are the candidates in my
electoral district?”
Step 2: Register of Electors Information
Step 7: Mail Your Ballot
Step 4: Mail the Application
Step 3: Photocopy Identification
Box ten will ask if you are on the “list of electors.” is list, the National Register
of Electors, is a database of Canadians eligible to vote, and used to generate
preliminary voters list for federal and other elections. Generally, Canadians who
pay taxes are included on the list through an information sharing agreement with
the Canada Revenue Agency. If you are unaware if you are on this list, select the
“Don’t Know” box.
You will also need to list the name of your federal electoral district. If you are
unaware what the name of your district is, you may enter your postal code into
a search box located on the Elections Canada homepage. is search box will
bring you to the Voter Information Service page detailing your electoral district,
providing you with the name of your district, and other important information.
Along with your application, you will need to provide proof of your identity,
and address of ordinary residence (the address you entered in box nine, located
in the electoral district you wish to vote in). You will need to provide a clear,
legible photocopy of one of the following:
- One document showing the name, current address of ordinary residence
and signature of the elector, such as a driver’s licence (both sides if it applies)
- Or two documents: one showing the name and signature of the elector,
such as a library card, a health card or a Canadian passport, and one showing
the name and current ordinary residence of the elector, such as a utility or tax
- Or an affidavit signed before a person authorized to receive oaths in
the province or territory and showing the name, current address of ordinary
residence and signature of the elector
- Or a document showing the name and current address of ordinary residence
of the elector’s spouse or the person on whom the elector is dependent. Both the
elector to be registered and the person whose name appears on the document
must be present at the time it is offered, and they must reside together.
In most cases, for students, a photocopy of your provincial driver’s licence
should suffice. Remember to ensure that your photocopy is clear and legible.
It’s also recommended that you enlarge the licence when photocopying.
With your application complete and documentation ready, you are now
able to send your files to the Elections Canada office in Ottawa to be
Don’t forget that these documents must be received not later than 6:00
p.m. Ottawa time on October 7, 2008. After quickly consulting with
Canada Post’s service standards tool, standard lettermail service from
Sackville to Ottawa should take approximately four business days. Using
this as a guide, it could be recommended to have your application in the
mail no later than the end of September.
Follow the instructions included with your
ballot regarding how to properly enclose the ballot
into the envelopes provided. Bring your complete
ballot to the nearest Canada Post mailbox to mail
it. Feel proud, you’ve just participated in the
Canadian democratic process!
Jessica Emin
Argosy Contributor
Anarchists attack Wall Street
Just after noon on Sept. 16, 1920,
workers poured out of buildings for
lunch on the corner of Wall and
Broad streets (the “centre of American
capitalism”) when a horse-drawn
wagon stopped just outside the HQ
for J.P Morgan Inc. bank. e wagon,
loaded with dynamite and cast-iron
slugs, exploded in the middle of the
crowd. e horse and wagon were
obliterated, 38 people were killed and
over 400 people were reported to be
injured by the explosion. e blast
caused an automobile to be hurled
through the air and also shattering
glass and causing damage blocks away,
leaving its mark that remains still on
several buildings on Wall Street.
e explosion shocked Americans:
they had encountered several bomb
explosions in relation to labour
disputes, such as Chicago’s Haymarket
Square explosion in 1886, but the
Wall Street bombing seemed to be
an attempt to kill as many innocents
as possible, in a potential assault on
American power. e Washington
Post went as far as to call it an “act
of war,” turning officials to focus
on communists and anarchists, and
fuelled the Palmer raids (controversial
raids done by the U.S Justice and
Immigration Departments from 1919-
1921 to find suspected radical leftists
in America). ese events began
to heighten discrimination against
immigrants, predominantly coming
from Eastern Europe. In attempt to
subsidize fear of a stock market crash,
the New York Stock Exchange opened
the next morning at their usual time,
continuing the previous day’s upward
climb in stocks. Despite the vows of
the police to catch those responsible,
searches of hundreds of stables that
were conducted to find where the
horse and wagon came from were
fruitless. Certain anarchist groups,
predominantly the Galleanists (known
Italian anarchists), were suspected,
but no charges were made and very
little evidence had been found to give
authorities the answers they needed.
2001 Anthrax Attacks
e first of the anthrax attacks in
the United States began on September
18, 2001. Letters containing anthrax
spores had been sent out to various
American media centres (such as
ABC, NBC and the NY Post) and
two Democratic Senators. e letters
were continuously sent out over the
following weeks, killing five people
and infecting as many as 22 others.
e postmarks on several of the
first letters sent were dated Sept. 18,
exactly one week after the 9/11 attacks
in New York City, and had return
addresses from Trenton, New Jersey.
ose who were exposed to the spores
included postal workers (two of which
died), secretaries and assistants who
worked at media organizations. e
attacks were the first overly-publicized
bioterrorism attacks and in turn,
stimulated efforts to create biodefense,
a defensive biohazard response.
Ahoy, me hearties!
International Talk Like a Pirate
Day (Sept. 19) first started as a joke
between two friends, John Baur (“Ol’
Chumbucket”) and Mark Summers
(“Cap’n Slappy”), has become an
international sensation. e joke
began as result of a sports injury when
one of them yelled out in reaction to
the pain, “Aaarrrrrr!” e date of the
injury apparently took place on June
6 (1995), but out of respect for the
Observance of D-Day, the two friends
changed it to the date of Summers’ ex-
wife’s birthday, Sept. 19, which would
be easier for him to remember. Since
2002, when Baur and Summers first
began receiving attention for their
holiday from a humour columnist,
people around the globe have been
celebrating this holiday, speaking
in the dialect of the romanticized
Golden Age of Piracy and idolizing
the “patron saint” of TLAPD, actor
Robert Newton. Newton played “Long
John Silver” in Disney’s 1950’s film
Treasure Island. For more information
on TLAPD, visit their website,
http://www.talklikeapirate.com, to
find things like an English-to-Pirate
translator, games, FAQ and more!
Also this week:
Sept. 15, 1935: Nazi Germany adopts
new national flag featuring the
Sept. 15, 1997: e domain google.
com was registered
Sept. 16, 1887: e first game of
softball is played in Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 17, 1949: Steamship SS Noronic
burns in Toronto Harbour, killing 118
passengers; arson is suspected.
Sept. 17, 1983: Vanessa Williams
becomes the first African-American
“Miss America”
Sept. 18, 1949: Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation becomes authorized
Sept. 18, 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies from
Sept. 19, 1900: Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid pull their first bank
Sept. 20, 1836: Jacob Grimm (Grimm’s
Fairy Tales) dies
Sept. 20, 1519: Ferdinand Magellan
begins his expedition to circumnavigate
the globe
Rev. John C. Perkin
University Chaplain
This year I was given the
privilege of addressing
the frosh class at the First
Year Students Banquet on
August 29. The following
is an abbreviated text of
my remarks, which, while
addressed to first year
students, are reminders
for us all, students, faculty
and staff, and Sackville
residents, about living rich
and meaningful lives now.
ank you for the opportunity
to speak with you as you begin your
time at Mount Allison. And let’s be
realistic, beginnings can be tough.
ey involve stepping outside of
what we are used to, and that can be
a challenge, as well as an opportunity.
I remember coming here not as a
frosh, but a new employee, confused,
eager, anxious, a little scared – and
I was given a frosh shirt so that the
yellow shirts could watch out for me
and ensure that I didn’t get lost. I still
have it, and it says “Right Here. Right
Now” – complete with moral message
on the back: “ere’s nowhere else I’d
rather be than Mt A frosh week ’ 93;
Moderation is the key – a sobering
thought!” Right here. Right now.
at’s where you are. And maybe
excited, and maybe a little anxious. A
new beginning.
Ask some graduates how their
experience of university was, and they
say simply, “I survived!” But simply
to survive is a poor expression of our
best hope: surely at this stage of life,
it is better to hope for something
more just survival, such as fulfilment,
meaning, discovery, growth, perhaps
even some epiphanies or “aha”
moments. Albert Camus, the French
existentialist philosopher, said that
survival is the ultimate instinct for
animals but human beings transcend
or go beyond the simple instinct to
survive and aspire to a higher ultimate
purpose; we are willing to die for
something, not just of something.
Karl Barth, a twentieth-century
theologian, said his work leads to
raising and answering the question,
what is the end or the goal or the
ultimate purpose of what we are
doing. at should be part of what
we think about. So I have three
suggestions so that you do more than
just survive. And this is also parental
advice, to my son at university, but
also from all your parents to all the
sons and daughters here.
e one last piece of advice is
actually three: be involved – be
involved – be involved.
Be involved in your education
– read more than you have to,
explore areas not touched by course
requirements, be involved in your
education. Carl Sagan, and his lament
that the people of the modern age,
despite all their learning, still believe
almost anything. is is, he says,
the age of credulousness, that is, we
will believe anything. Don’t believe
everything – like UFO abductions,
psychic powers, crop circles caused
by alien visitors. ink about it all,
and respond carefully. Do not believe
everything you hear; do not criticize
everything you hear, some of it will be
ink about your world, and the
way it is presented, and your part in
it, and what you are learning, and
what you will do with it. When I was
in college, my thesis defence was a
scary prospect, because one professor
always asked only one question, and
no one knew who he would ask – his
question was, “so what?” He wanted
us to think about how our work was
relevant to anything else. ink about
what you are learning, and think about
how to make it relevant to the rest of
your lives.
Be involved in your development
– clubs, societies, sports as participant
and spectator, chapel – be involved in
this place. Alan Alda, star of the classic
sitcom M*A*S*H, and later the drama
e West Wing, in his memoirs Never
Have Your Dog Stuffed, writes about
his epiphany moment as a young
actor. He had reached a stage of life
with not much to show for his career,
and realized that he was looking at it
wrong – “instead of thinking about
what I ought to be doing, I should
be thinking about what I’m doing,”
he says, “and make the most of what
I have in front of me”. American
philosopher and educator John
Dewey, wrote in the same way that
“education is a process of living and
not a preparation for living.”ere are
so many opportunities, and despite
the challenges of work and study, you
must spend time being involved in the
wide range of things that are offered
– you will be a better student for it.
Be involved in your community. e
prophet Jeremiah, over two and half
millennia ago, gave advice to people
who had been taken into exile by
invading armies. You are here, he
said, not until next year, but for the
next generation, for the next forty
years; his advice was: build houses,
plant gardens, have children. We can
hear the metaphor for us here, about
settling in, and being productive
Jeremiah also said “Seek the welfare
of the city where you are living”. is is
sound advice, and I want to encourage
you to get involved in Sackville life –
whether in local churches, in scouts or
girl guides, in the nursing home, the
local library reading programme, in
the schools or sports teams – there are
many needs and many opportunities.
Become a part of the town, and share
some experiences with those who live
in Sackville, for the good of the town
and your own benefit. Seek the welfare
of the city where you are living.
ese four or possibly five years
will go by quickly, and you will think
often perhaps of what will come next,
and where you might work or study or
live; but for now, you are here, and this
place needs your attention too. Look
beyond yourselves, and get involved
in Sackville, so be involved, in your
education – be involved, in your own
development – be involved, in this
little town: And keep your eyes open
– don’t even blink, or you might miss
rough Stained Glass
A weekly compilation by Sarah Robinson
is Week In History
Corey Isenor and
James Goddard
Argosy Contributors
New Cafe
62A York St. (basement of
the new student centre)
Before the review, it should be noted
that the café is still very much a work
in progress. Construction is obviously
still being completed in both the
serving and dining areas. Wherever
possible, we have tried to account for
this in our review. It should also be
noted that we were both patrons of the
late and lamented Golden A café.
e new café is located in the
basement area of the new student
centre, right next to the mail boxes
and bookstore. e café itself is
divided into two areas: the service
and preparation area, and the dining
area. e new space is much bigger
than the Golden A, however this size
comes at the expense of the A’s warm,
comfortable environment. e Golden
A’s layered and sectioned layout made
you feel like you were in a living room.
is new, more open configuration has
the advantage of providing a gorgeous
view of the football field; however, it
gives you the overall sensation of just
eating in a cafeteria. ere were signs
that new furniture would be coming:
couches and cushiony chairs should
help to soften the space. We’ve also
heard that the dining area is meant to
double as the new pub’s dance-floor. If
this true, there will certainly be plenty
of space for dancing.
e first thing that struck us as we
entered the new café was the hurried
atmosphere. Granted the construction
had some impact on this, but the on-
going training and open format of the
preparation space just sort of made us
want to leave. Adding to this are the
new menus presented on constantly
moving and flashing digital screens.
For first time users, this is more
than a little confusing. e selection,
compared to the Golden A, seems
much more limited, although it’s
possible that there were menu options
that passed us by, and that more menu
options may be added in the future.
ey’ve done away with old favorites
such as the All-Day Breakfast and the
Stir Fry Special; it was nice though,
to see that they’ve kept the Hearty
Soups. Eventually, James settled on
the Special of the Day, the Philly
Cheese Steak, and Corey chose to
order the Grilled Eggplant and
Portobello Burger. When ordering,
however, it was not exactly obvious
that both of these choices were in
burger format. Furthermore, neither
the Cheese Steak nor the Eggplant
and Portobello Burger were offered
with a side of fries or salad as part of a
combo. It looks as if the days of good-
deal combos are over; now you’ll be
paying for everything separately. e
addition of fries and a pop brought
the price of Corey’s lunch to $9.02 (all
prices after tax), while James’ set him
back $9.81. Even at the beginning of
the year, flush with GST rebates and
student loans, nearly $10 seems a little
extravagant for lunch. In fact, all the
prices seemed a little high, however, an
informant tipped us off that if you go
down in the late afternoon, they do sell
old slices of pizza for the low price of
$1. And as always, it’s nice to see that
you can pay with whatever money you
have loaded onto your student card.
With respect to the food itself, it was
more or less what you might expect:
nothing risky, pretty normal serving
sizes, and lots of grease. Standard
fare all around. One concern for us
is the fact that vegetarian options are
cooked on the same grill using the
same utensils as the meat. e spatula
that removed James’ Philly Cheese
Steak from the grill was definitely the
same one that was used for Corey’s
Portobello and Eggplant. As a staunch
carnivore, James was appalled at this.
e service was alright: we witnessed
one order being lost and the till staff
don’t seem to be well-informed on the
prices of things, which may be another
by-product of the confusing menus.
Hopefully, everything will fall into
place once the new student centre is
fully completed and the staff are used
to working within their new space. As
well, we are sure that other problems
with the café will be brought to the
attention of the managers and fixed
within the coming future. Perhaps
the café will fall into a good place
among the student centre, but for now,
James and Corey will have to give it
two thumbs down. It’s not worth the
money for the quality or service, so you
might as well bring your own lunch to
school/work, or go to the Save-Easy
and prepare from their food selection.
Don’t worry though, we’ll be reviewing
the Save-Easy option in the future.
Bon appetit!
Corey and James Eat Out
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Welcome to MtA, or, more
precisely, welcome to sex at MtA.
Returning students already have an
idea of what to do here, but for the
new frosh, here’s a quick rundown of
things that you might need to know
whilst pursuing that woman of your
dreams, or merely hooking up in
the shower before class with the guy
across the hall.
Please use these. e STI rates
are disgustingly high on university
campuses worldwide, plus having
to defer your exams because you’re
giving birth might also suck. e
SAC (located in the new Student
Centre) provides a FREE condom
service for students. Many of you
already received some either in your
frosh kits or during orientation; I
know this because someone left an
unopened condom in my car after
a friend borrowed it. A message to
this unknown frosh: congrats for
remembering to BRING the condom,
but remember that you actually have
to USE it.
You can also sign up to receive
condoms in the mail, a maximum
of 5 per semester, and obviously
you’ll have to wait until the mail
room is in operation to avail of this
service. Check out sac.mta.ca and
select ‘services’ from the options on
the left, scroll down until you get to
the condom service, fill out the form,
and off you go!
Condoms are also available at Jean
Coutu downtown, and at various
convenience stores around town, such
as Mel’s and Sassy’s. You can get fun
ones there: flavoured ones, ones with
little bumpy bits for “pleasure” and
ones with stuff to prolong the erection
of the guy.
Please get tested. is will help you
stay sane (syphilis eventually leads to
insanity and/or death), stay healthy in
the nether regions, and will hopefully
also stop the spread of potential
diseases and infections. Every sexually
active female should have PAP test at
least once per year, to check for things
like cervical cancer, and also an STI
test to check for the aforementioned.
Yes, this involves a speculum and a
scrapey thing (sorry, I’m not a bio
student), but it only takes 5 minutes.
Men, conversely, only have to pee in a
cup, so not getting checked is rather
inexcusable. You can get checked
with a family doctor, at the hospital
in outpatients, or, because those two
are quite tedious, the Wellness Centre,
which is located on campus. You can
call 364-2163 to make an appointment.
e Wellness Centre is now located on
the ground floor of the new Student
Centre on York Street.
Coming to MtA, for most people, is
the first time they have been without
parental oppression, guidance,
control, rule, or whatever other type
of involvement people may have
experienced. is usually causes
people to celebrate this freedom by
constantly: getting drunk all the time,
fucking everything in sight (hopefully
human), experimenting with drugs, or
whatever else their minds can imagine.
While that is fun and all, it’s still
important to stay safe. When you’re
at a party, bar, or club, keep an eye on
your drink, don’t leave it unattended,
and if it starts to taste funny, dump it.
If you ever feel unsafe at night on
campus, or want to report an issue,
there are several security phones
located around campus. ese phones
are marked by a yellow phone box,
and are located outside the following
buildings: the Athletic Centre, the
Library, Windsor House, Bennett
House, the old Student Centre, the
Dunn Building, and Avard-Dixon.
Also, if you have been the victim
of sexual harassment or assault, MtA
has a program called SHARE to help
you. You can either email share@mta.
ca or call their crisis line at 540-7427
Now that you’ve been introduced
to sex at MTA, we can begin delving
into more interesting topics. If you’d
like to suggest a topic to be covered
here, simply email argosy@mta.ca,
and put “Sex Column” in the subject.
Vision In Blue
Emily Bird
Argosy Contributor

ose careless days, soaked in
golden rays of light have once again
faded into the background as brisk
mornings make their entrance,
deckled in auburn, bronze and
gold. Cinnamon skin is hesitantly
concealed in coveted knits, cottons
and wools, providing shelter against
Mother Nature’s inevitable cold. e
suggestive glimpse of bare legs or
exposed arms becomes a rare sight
as extremities are covered in lengthy
boots, and adorned in excessive over-
dramatic accessories. Although the
warmth and tranquility of summer
has nearly passed us by, a similar
rhapsody can be effortlessly evoked by
indulging in essential elements of the
season, and creating unique individual
Dig through that closet once
again for those neglected pieces that
hint at the obscurity of warmth and
light of the season as depicted by
the innovative collections of both
longtime worshiped moguls of
design, and the latest faces who have
recently premiered on the industry’s
stage. From Christopher Bailey’s fall
Burberry collection flocked in coats
stemmed from conceptual couture,
to Carolina Herrera’s understated
glamour in the form of sweeping
gowns accented with plumage, this
season, designers are molding their
designs from the great outdoors.
Pre-fall chic is effortless for anyone
to attain, and those who remain
reticent about the shapely wardrobe
staples can ease their way into the
realm of fantasy that the fashion
world captures. For those who have
been painfully scraping aside extra
cash for that essential fall indulgence,
invest in this season’s regal spectrum
of ruched, beaded, and shapely coats,
spanning from Dolce & Gabbana’s
chin grazing full length belted pieces,
to the domain of Donatella Versace
and her fetching short coloured coats,
spoiled in patterns, rich tweed and
lace texture. Do not be limited by the
idea that coats are to remain muted
and drab.
Grasp this season’s concept of
minimalism with strong sculpted
lines and an emphasis on simple
construction such as Ralph Lauren’s
high necklines, and Christian Lacroix’s
molded stand-away collars. In most
cultures, a long neck symbolizes grace,
strength and poise, and highlight the
face, framed this season in delicate
laces and furs. Take the coat to a level
of “au-courant” style by embracing
rich folkloric prints, winter floral
patterns, and coloured traditional
English plaid. Underneath the
regnant protective tier, the silhouette
is fitted at the top, but remains full
and shapely at the bottom.
Protect yourself from the fierce
cold with heavy thick layers, as
Fendi illustrates, with oversize knits
balanced with eccentric cinched waist
belts. To balance out the exaggerated
bundles of wools and knits, women
are wearing trousers of all widths and
lengths, from skinny pants to wide-
leg trousers. Runways are dominated
with menswear-inspired trousers,
such as those of Louis Vuitton and
Vivienne Westwood, in this new era
of women’s power-dressing. Pants
are not the only staple for women’s
wardrobe this season: with the
multiple sheaths of heavy fabrics, the
balancing act is masterfully displayed
with the exposure of a length of leg.
Whether it’s paired with a simple
colored lace blouse, or long-sleeve
knit tunic, a figure grazing pencil
skirt balances out the ensemble,
accentuating desirable curves and
elongating the figure.
Lengthen the figure even more
by slipping on a sleek pair of knee
high boots, with either an elegant
pair of sturdy heeled riding boots,
or a pair of killer heel glossy boots.
Every designer has grasped the
theme of geometry, and this season,
heels of all shapes and colours are on
display. Try an open-toe bootie paired
with colored tights, or Yves Saint
Laurent’s modern vampy Mary Janes.
In the coming months, many become
desolate at the thought of having to
wear multiple thick layers with the
illusion that deckled glamour must
be stored away, yet that is simply an
is is the season when innovative
ensembles and whimsical ideals come
to life. Forget all past convictions
regarding fall outerwear and embrace
this season’s exaggerated bright plaids,
overwhelming winter florals, and
delicate muted prints that embody the
season’s sophisticated architectural
Fall Fashion Premiere
A piece from the Prada Fall 2008 Collection
Matthew Cudmore
Argosy Contributor
Fable me this, fable me that
A perspective on Corey Isenor’s ‘A Fabled World’ exhibit
Check out the Fall
2008 Artists at START
Coordinators are Jen
Nicholson and Emily
Artists are;
Carolyn Jong
Keely Haftner
Dominic Watson-Wall
Clare Halpine
Jon Cleveland
Corey Isenor
Pep band – what comes to mind
when you see those words? ink
football games, crowds cheering,
energy, school spirit, and adrenaline,
and you’re along the right track. Yet
there’s much more to the concept
of a pep band than just cheering on
the school team – it strives to bring
together students and connect both
the audience and the athletes. Music
in itself is universal – its enjoyment
contains no social constructions,
uniting people of different ages and
backgrounds; Pep Band is merely
another tool in emphasizing this idea.
In the past years, Pep Band was
organized unofficially, and therefore
this year it is an official newbie.
Practices are year round but more
frequent during sports seasons.
Conducted by Professor Ferreira, the
Pep Band consists of of any Mount
Allison student who passes the
audition. e band performs at sports
games, during touchdowns and half-
time – aiming to entertain as well as
energize the audience.
You might wonder what style of
music the Pep Band plays, as choosing
music with the purpose of getting
people fired up for a basketball game
isn’t exactly the same as music for
a gala dinner. at’s why the music
which the Pep Band plays incorporates
rock elements and fast-paced popular
tunes. ink about it – you’d get more
people involved if the music chosen is
something familiar, easily recognizable
and that the audience can relate to.
is year, it’s all being taken up to
a new level, and for the very first time
in the university’s history, Mount
Allison now has an official fight song.
For those of you who are unsure of
what a fight song is, this is something
along the lines of a theme song or
anthem created for sports teams. It is
considered to be a university’s unique
cultural and musical tradition, and is
widespread in the United States. e
lyrics specifically reflect such traditions,
as they follow a very traditional style
of wording. Our university’s fight song
is called “Garnet and Gold” and is
written by our very own Mt. A Music
professor, Professor Wesley Ferreira.
He elaborated with great enthusiasm
on how he came to such a creation: he
was surfing on a website late one night,
when a musical phrase fit for a fight
song came to his mind, and that’s how
it all started. After further research on
stylistics of lyrics and other details,
he completed the fight song – music,
lyrics and all – by 6 am that very next
e Pep Band will be officially
premiering this at the Opening
ceremony at the new Student Center
and Homecoming on September 27,
so stay tuned.

New Traditions
A look at pep band and fight song
Net Chamaplin
Argosy Contributor
corey isenor
Friday night, September 12, a gallery
crawl in Sackville began at the Owens
Art Gallery, progressing downtown to
Struts Gallery where two exhibitions
were opening. e artwork of Corey
J. Isenor, a fourth-year student of fine
arts at Mount Allison, adorns the back
room of the START portion of Struts
Gallery until September 19. e show
is called A Fabled World, inspired in
part by Aesop’s fables, and in part by
Isenor’s memories of rural childhood
and his interest in animals in culture.
e seven works displayed are the
result a summer spent in Sackville
under a Crake Fellowship Grant. Here
I present a review of the opening of his
exhibition from various perspectives.
When I first entered this exhibition,
the back room was comfortable and
observers were sparse. Isenor stood
near a table of free drinks and a
mountain of treats provided by his
mother. Until I was forced outside by
the heat of a dense crowd, I admired
one large sheet of mixed media after
another and scrutinized the intricacies
of each. Hours passed during which
innumerable members of the local
community drifted through to inspect
and discuss the details and motifs
along the walls, to snack, and to
converse over wine and beer. Isenor
discoursed continually with whomever
had comments, questions, or praise to
I was impressed by the consistency
among the works. Each is of the same
dimension, uses similar techniques to
suggest movement and noise, and has
similar aesthetic harmony of colours
and motifs. I was likewise impressed
that each work portrays inherently
different ideas and arouses varied
speculation. Each work is a sort of
layered collage suiting Isenor’s aesthetic
niche. My general impression was that
the works are musical and beautiful in
a somewhat morbid manner. ere are
portrayals of gunshots, chaos, and the
spill-over into nature of how humans
interact with the wild. I found irony
and sympathy in the dark-eyed animals,
each at or beyond some perilous
chaotic moment. I found intensity in
heavy graphite scribbles and emotional
discord in an otherwise harmonious
blend of contrastive mediums. I found
depth in layers and elegant melodies
beneath tremulous lurid surface noise.
Each work intrigued me well beyond
my first impressions.
“I don’t want to try to tell
people what they should
think about art and life,
rather, I would like people
to look at my artwork and
feel something about
My interpretations are arbitrary, of
course. Isenor explains that his work
is introspective and not intended to
convey external meaning; he creates
his work to be beautiful visually,
emotionally, and conceptually, like, as
he puts it, “a lyrical dance of colour
and design.” When asked about
the meaning of his works, Isenor
expressed that he did not plan each
work in advance, rather, he just began
to draw and paint. He said, “I never
wish to directly comment on anything
external in my work,” says Isenor,
“especially relating to animal violence
or the environment. I understand
though that anyone can take their
own interpretations from the work...
ere isn’t one message I’m trying to
convey. I just draw what I like to see
in a drawing and work them until I am
happy with how they look. A lot of the
overall thought process of my work
is how visually appealing they are.
ey’ve got to look good or I won’t be
happy with them. To me art is about
beauty, whether it’s beautiful ideas,
beautiful patterns, beautiful images, or
beautiful feelings. Beautiful being new
and opening, inspiring, overwhelming.
I don’t want to try to tell people what
they should think about art and life,
rather, I would like people to look at
my artwork and feel something about
While I wandered about the
gallery I asked questions of friends
and associates who reacted to the
artwork. No one expressed disinterest.
A common reaction that I observed
in others was intrigue in what they
perceived as a certain passive aggression
and graphic hysteria. Stories could be
inferred, but in general reactions were
similar to, “I like the hands, but I don’t
know why I like the hands,” and there
was a certain confused awe in each
person who experienced that which
Isenor’s works rendered. Perhaps his
artwork is not revolutionary, suggested
someone, but it is intriguing and it
stirs a settled soul, and a university
student is expected still to work under
the influence of the ideas of others.
Isenor was neither surprised nor
overwhelmed by the great attendance,
but he was wholly occupied. START
gallery is dedicated to creating a
positive atmosphere in which to unite,
educate and encourage students in
their artistic endeavours. e opening
night of any exhibit is bound to be
very social, and exhibits are many
and openings frequent in Sackville.
Isenor intends to sell his work after
the exhibition ends. His work is
neither slapdash nor dull, but has its
own unusual qualities. In light of my
observations, I cannot imagine falling
to disappointment at any of his shows,
and hope that whoever is able to do so
will celebrate his next exhibition.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome
back to another school year in Sackville.
Naturally a new year in at Mt. Allison
means a plethora of new exhibits and
shows to check out. Last Friday night
saw the opening of From Me To You,
one of the two shows in the biannual
Fine Arts faculty exhibition at Mount
Allison’s Owens Art Gallery.
Coordinated by assistant professor
Adriana Kuiper, the show features
works of art by the professors
and technicians of the Fine Arts
department. As always, the faculty
show is an excellent opportunity for
new and returning students, both
within and outside of the Fine Arts
department, to familiarize themselves
with the work of individuals who,
beyond their teaching roles, are unique
practicing artists.
Some of the faculty show’s highlights
include a series of medium-scale
silver gelatin prints by department
head addeus Holownia. Part of
his Paris series, the prints feature
street scenes and shop fronts taken in
Paris, France, and are an interesting
departure from some of his more
familiar 7x17 inch landscape works.
Also of interest are sculptural works
by assistant professors Leah Garnett
and Adriana Kuiper. Garnett’s piece,
a sculptural work entitled Force Field,
is a spider-like plywood structure
that makes use of some of the artist’s
recurring motifs; the work includes
microfilament suspended on needles
drawn by magnets, and a bronze
tornado suspended from the top of
the plywood dome. Kuiper’s sculpture,
entitled Excerpts from Capsules,
consists of a rubber garden hose
wrapped around several cylinders with
a pressure gauge.
e show also displays work by
several of the department’s painters.
Moon Series, by Rebecca Burke, is a
triptych that deals with the artist’s
recurring animal and animal-print
motif. e One True Path, a large,
mixed-media work by painter Chris
Down combines oil paint, wax, lacquer,
and gesso on linen. Also featured are
works by some of the department’s
newest staff members. C.I.L. Paint Chip
Colour Spectrum Button Configuration
- a piece featuring a series of buttons
which, when mounted together, create
a full colour spectrum - is an example
of work by new departmental sculpture
technician Terry Piercey.
From Me To You
At the Owens
Julie Cruikshank
Argosy Staff
Time and Space
Impressions of a visiting exhibit
Betty Liang
Argosy Contributor
Printmakers Dan Steeves and Eric
Edson have also made contributions to
the show. Steeves’ work is a series of
landscape etchings done in the intaglio
method, while Edson’s departs from
the print shop; Sunset is a plywood
silhouette, painted black on one side
and in neon sunset hues on the other.
Positioned with the coloured side
facing the gallery wall, the effect of the
paint is to create a reflective glow that
illuminates the piece.
e piece that struck the strongest
chord with me as a viewer was a series
of printing-out paper-contact prints
by photography technician Karen
Stentaford. e work is a series of
small-scale prints of locks of hair
belonging to some of Stentaford’s
peers. It has a tongue-in-cheek
quality that is both humorous and
intimate, and pushes the boundaries of
traditional portraiture.
From Me To You can be viewed until
October 5
. It is an interesting and
worthwhile show that deserves to be
checked out, and sets an optimistic
tone for exhibits to come this year at
Mt. A.
e Mount Allison Music
Department recently held a faculty
music gala concert to set the stage for
the upcoming year, and it all began
with silence.
Showcasing the faculty in their
strong points, the gala threw focus to
the distinguished and latest additions
to the group. e concert included
a range of performances from
contemporary interpretations such
as Ian Crutchley’s ‘Letters from the
Burnt Book’ to classic opera from ‘La
e night, however, belonged to
department head Elizabeth Wells,
as she introduced her plans for
revamping of the Music Department.
Received by boisterous cheers from
the music students in attendance,
Wells is clearly favoured in the
department. In her introduction to the
evening, Wells announced her larger
campaign to make music accessible for
all in Sackville; not only the students
and staff of Mount Allison. e Gala
appeared to be only a part of Wells’
plans for the department and for
e silence referred to above was
a technical difficulty with Helen
Pridmore’s individual audiovisual
piece entitled ‘What I did on my
summer vacation’. e piece, filmed in
black and white and accompanied by a
voice recording of Pridmore, followed
the interpretation and retelling of a
whale’s death – an event Pridmore and
her husband witnessed while camping
over the summer. e voice recording
by Pridmore was the most intriguing
element of the performance; full of
what sounded similar to screeches
and howls. Met with a curious
audience, the piece was explained as
a structured improvisation. While
the basic structure of the piece was
planned, Pridmore noted that the
sounds made are different with each
performance. e piece centers around
the idea of ‘extended vocal techniques,’
an area of contemporary exploration
for Pridmore is well known. Pridmore
explains a common misconception
about the techniques as “[the] name
is a misnomer since all the sounds I
make are available to anyone who has
a voice.”
Another widely received patron was
Dr. Gayle Martin, who preformed a
piece described as Spanish Baroque.
Seated behind a portative organ,
Martin began with humour as she
explained her piece and the technique
needed to play. e audience responded
in kind as Martin demonstrated the
hand movements and joked about the
‘plunking’ she was about to do. Known
for her expertise in Ancient Music and
dedication to play pieces as they were
originally preformed, Martin imitated
her chosen music piece as she roused
the room.

“the name (extended vocal
techniques) is a misnomer
since all the sounds I make
are available to any one
who has a voice.”
A truly awesome moment of the
evening took place as Monette Gould
and Stephen Runge preformed ‘Si,
mi chiamano Mimi.’ e soprano
and pianist (respectively) presented
the operatic piece with poise and
liveliness. Clarity in Runge’s playing
accompanied by Gould’s brilliant voice
made for a beautiful performance.
Stephen Runge made another
appearance on the stage as he
accompanied Wesley Ferreira in an
exuberant piece composed by Carlo
della Giacoma. e piece, having
an almost mysterious feel, displayed
Ferreira and Runge’s range of talents.
Newly a full faculty member, Ferreira’s
exhilaration for the number was
obvious as he moved with the rhythm
of the music. With Ferreira on clarinet
and Runge once more on the piano,
the piece was played and met with
e Gala was an admirable way
to begin the new school year and to
introduce Wells’ campaign for the
music department. It is clear that
this department head is one to watch.
e night provided an excellent
introduction to the new staff and a
reminder of why Mount Allison is
home to a most charismatic music
A night of music and exploration
Music Dept. Faculty Gala Concer
Julie Stephenson
Argosy Staff
Jess Emin
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Stop for a moment and think.
When you look up at a clear night
sky, stars splayed out to greet you, how
do you feel? Do you feel as if you are
staring into the face of eternity? Do
you feel as if all that you thought
mattered is truly obsolete? Or is it a
feeling that you can’t quite explain,
one that you struggle to pin down and
examine, only to realize that it has
already changed into another equally
inexpressible emotion?
Whatever it does evoke, you can get
a glimpse of this elusive feeling at the
Time & Space exhibit, which opened
on September 12 in the Owens Art
Gallery. Curated by Josephine Mills
and organized by the University of
Lethbridge Art Gallery, this astronomy-
inspired exhibition, featuring artists
Joe Kelly, John Noestheden, and
Mount Allison graduate Dianne Bos,
will be up until the October 12 and
it’s definitely worth a look-see. Each
of the three artists brings a different
perspective on outer space through
the works displayed, ranging from
large pen-and-ink drawings to pinhole
photography to video art.
Organized by artists, each room
on the first floor of the Owens Art
Gallery contains different works by
one of the three contributors. With
this arrangement the viewer is able to
experience the full impact of the pieces
working as a whole, emphasizing the
different representations of the night
Walking into the first room, I was
confronted by John Noestheden’s
overwhelmingly large drawings that at
first glance simply show the enormity
of space. On closer inspection, these
drawings not only reveal the subtle
beauty of the stars in the sky, but also
the laborious task of categorizing the
world above our heads. Each drawing,
usually paired with another to form
a diptych, is based on astronomical
data and presents itself as carefully
drawn splotches of colour and gems
meticulously glued onto paper,
forming what resembles charts and
clusters of stars. Being surrounded
by Noestheden’s work is like being
happily lost in an alien world, a science
fiction novel, a place that subsists on
numbers and formulas.
As I moved on into the next
room containing photography by
Dianne Bos, the atmosphere changed
completely. Instead of the vague feeling
of being distantly elsewhere, I got the
feeling that you get when you find
that comfortable place called home.
Each photograph exudes a wonderful
warmth that seems to radiate from
the celestial bodies that Bos has
recreated, all of which are composed of
multiples of a smaller image. e work
demonstrates the artist’s adept ability
at manipulating light through the use
of pinholes. On display along with her
photography are the cameras that she
created for some of her work, as well
as enlarged versions of the diagrams
from which she worked, enabling the
viewer to get a glimpse of the creation
e last room of the exhibit contains
Joe Kelly’s eerie video installation that
describes with hums and beeps and
visuals the loneliness of space. Even
though I was sitting in that dimly
lit room with a few other gallery-
goers, the space sounds still proved
disturbing, while the looping videos
were projected onto a propped-up
bulb-like structure resembling an
old science-fiction spacecraft. e
combination of images and sounds
come together to put the viewer in the
center of space, a vast, empty plain,
surrounded by absolutely nothing.
Although these three artist have
distinctly different visions of astronomy
and of the night skies above, they come
together harmoniously to produce an
exhibit that leaves you with the all-
encompassing feeling that you just
can’t seem to describe – no matter how
hard you try.
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Death By Exotic Particle?: e Large Hadron Collider
Stuart Townsend
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A CERN simulation showing a simulated proton colision. World-ending black hole not pictured.
Looking Across the Universe:
e Mount Allison Gemini
Erik Fraser
Argosy Contributor
The two domes of the Gemini Observatory on an early summer
We are very lucky. On Wednesday,
September 10, the human race dodged
a bullet; despite frantic attempts by
concerned citizens to put forth legal
injunctions to prevent this cataclysmic
event, it went ahead right on schedule
and only blind luck has us still alive
and able to congratulate ourselves on
our good fortune.
Wait, what?
e Large Hadron Collider, the
‘doomsday device’ referred to above, is
a brand-new, much-maligned particle
accelerator which finished an initial
test last Wednesday. To great scientific
excitement, a single proton cruised
the magnetic coils which will soon
propel more and faster particles along
the LHC’s twenty seven-kilometer
Built and administered by CERN,
the world’s largest particle physics
laboratory, the LHC has captured the
imaginations of both the mass media
and a legion of doomsayers concerned
that the high-energy experiments that
CERN has planned could actually
destroy the world.
But should we worry? After all,
hadrons are simply bundles of quarks,
and quarks are one of two fundamental
building blocks of matter (the
other being the lepton). How could
smashing bunches of such friendly
particles as quarks (originally named
by one of their discoverers as ‘the
sound atomic ducks make’) destroy
the world? Protons and neutrons,
familiar examples of hadrons, have
been colliding in the hallowed rings of
CERN’s various particle accelerators
since 1971, and the closest thing to a
disaster they’ve ever spawned are some
terrible science fiction movie plotlines.
Plus, the scientific rewards of
powering the LHC up are immense;
scientists are hoping to see the elusive
Higgs boson, an as-yet undiscovered
particle whose existence is predicted by
the Standard Model of particle physics.
e proton-smashing experiments
hoped to reveal the Higgs would help
explain why matter has mass, but some
scientists are worried about the safety
of all this particle-smashing.
Despite an independent review
of the proposed experiments by the
LHC Safety Study Group, a review
of the previous review by a CERN
committee, and official statements
from physics organizations around
the world contending that the LHC
is safe, some believe that the proton-
proton collisions slated for later this
year could create ‘micro-black holes’.
Proton collisions of the type feared
to create black holes occur quite
frequently in Earth’s upper atmosphere,
and at even higher energies than those
planned in the collider. However,
the LHC’s opponents contend the
difference in relative speeds of the
two colliding protons in the upper
atmosphere force any freshly-minted
bonsai black holes away from the
Earth, while the LHC’s version of this
common natural event would not.
According to the work of Stephen
Hawking, legend in cosmology and
perhaps best known for his work
on black holes, such micro-black
holes would literally ‘evaporate’ in
a shimmer of Hawking radiation
shortly after their creation. e LHC’s
opponents are quick to fire back that
this radiation has never been seen, only
mathematically proven.
Another hypothesis is that the
LHC’s experiments could create
‘strangelets’, hadron-like objects
comprised not only of normal matter’s
‘up’ and ‘down’, but also ‘strange’,
quarks. Such strangelets could initiate
a runaway fusion process, transforming
all matter on the planet into more
Despite the generally accepted
unlikelyhood of these doomsday
scenarios, attempts have been made
to stop the LHC through litigation.
Both the United States District Court
in Hawaii and the European Court of
Human Rights have seen suits brought
against the LHC, but so far neither
have amounted to anything.
A less far-fetched concern arose
Saturday when a Greek hacker team
compromised the outer layers of
the collider’s control systems and
reportedly were only one proverbial
step away from accessing the Compact
Muon Solenoid Experiment, a vital
component. e hackers claimed they
only wanted to draw attention to the
LHC’s lack of digital protections.
Even if the collider’s detractors are
correct, there’s still time to make your
peace with any higher power you might
believe in - despite the fanfare that
accompanied the LHC’s initial testing,
nothing even remotely dangerous will
happen until October 21.
Humanity has always been
fascinated by the stars. Now, thanks to
the new Gemini Observatory, Mount
Allison students can indulge their
Tucked away on the corner of York
and Salem Street, the Observatory
opened this past summer to the
excitement of the Physics department
and its star-loving students. Word
is spreading quickly over this new
facility, and there are lots of good
reasons why.
e Mount Allison Gemini
Observatory is named after the zodiac
constellation, Gemini, also known
as the Twins. As you walk through
the wooden gate on your first trip to
the observatory, it is not difficult to
determine the reasoning behind the
naming. e entirely solar-powered
site consists of two large, identical
domes (3.5m in diameter), equipped
with motor controlled shutters.
e Celestron C-11 telescopes
inside allow for a view of up to 70x
magnification. e telescopes are
stationed atop a Losmandy Titan
German Equatorial Mount, complete
with a Gemini GoTo system. is
state-of the art system gives students
the option of automatically aligning
the telescope to over 41,000 celestial
objects at the touch of a button.
At around $35,000 for just one set
(telescope, dome and computer), it
took a considerable donation by the
Bell Funding Committee for the
project to begin. Ask any visitor to
the Observatory, though, and they
will surely tell you that the cost of
the project and the long wait for its
completion have been well worth it.
Fronted by one of Mount Allison’s
current Astronomy professors, Dr.
Robert Hawkes, the observatory will
now play an important role in the
way all Mount Allison Astronomy
programs are run from now on.
Astrophysics and Astronomy classes
will be taking more trips out late at
night to study the brilliant night sky.
On September 11 2008, students from
Dr. Hawkes’ Physics 1001 class flocked
to the domes to gaze two million years
into the past as they observed the
distant Andromeda Galaxy. Students
were also able to catch a glimpse of
Jupiter, which was showing off all four
of its Galilean moons that night. e
universe has been brought just a little
bit closer to these students.
Not an astronomy student? Not
to worry! All students can check the
observatory website for a schedule of
tours at www.mta.ca/gemini. Mount
Allison’s Astronomy Society is also
inviting all students out on October
4 to celebrate Astronomy Day with
a public viewing at the observatory.
is is your best chance to view the
entire sky, right down to the horizon
(but don’t worry, the telescopes can’t
see into your residences). e Mount
Allison Gemini Observatory is a huge
boon to this school, and is the best
opportunity for its students to view
the entire universe.
September is again upon us,
and with it comes the annual SURF -
the Summer Undergraduate Research
Fair. Returning students might be
scratching their heads, re-reading
the previous sentence, or making
generalized noises of confusion; didn’t
SURF used to stand for Science
Undergraduate Research Fair?
Well, yes, but last year the
traditionally BSc-rich event allowed
the social sciences equal footing in a
pilot year which definitely succeeded.
is Saturday marked the very first
year in which the arts and social
sciences have been fully integrated
into the SURF.
Presentations ranged from
hard-science heavy explorations of how
various chemical systems scatter x-rays
and how lunar exploration might run
into space junk, to archeological
assessment of the habitation of
antediluvian Newfoundland and
discussions on the architecture of
“We were very excited about
the joint sciences/arts and social
sciences programme this year,” said
Brian Crouse, chair of this year’s SURF
Organizing Committee. “Even with
last year’s success, it was a step into the
dark, but our presenters all did quite
well. We’re really happy that SURF is
now such a Mount Allison tradition.”
NSERC, the Natural Sciences
and Engineering Research Council of
Canada, was slated to be on hand to
discuss under- and and post-graduate
research awards, but their representative
couldn’t make it. Instead, a short
presentation on NSERC deadlines
was given by Mount Allison faculty.
Congratulations to everyone
who participated!
Stuart Townsend
Argosy Sta
Spore is the latest creation from
simulation gaming guru, Will Wright.
Wright, as some people may know, is
the man behind the incredibly popular,
ultra-addictive and inherently sadistic
Sims franchise. It’s possible that I was
the only one engaging in cruelty to
Sims, but I doubt it.
Spore is a game in the same vein
as e Sims, but instead of creating
homes for humans, and raising them
from childhood to adulthood, you in-
stead create life itself. Spore is divided
into five distinct stages: Cell, Creature,
Tribal, Civilization and Space. You be-
gin your creature’s life as a multi-celled
organism, hunting other cells or eat-
ing plankton to survive. As you eat and
hunt, you gain DNA points, which
you can spend periodically to change
how your creature relates to its envi-
ronment. You could develop flagella,
for instance, or maybe a bigger jaw to
ward off the more ferocious inhabit-
ants of the primordial puddle you live
in. As you progress, you grow, eventu-
ally reaching a point that allows you to
slither or stumble onto land, and enter
the Creature stage. At this point, you
claim a nest and begin a very different
stage of the game, living as part of a
pack of more advanced creatures. You
must decide to either hunt or befriend
the other creatures that were fortunate
enough to escape the sea. In the course
of doing so, you continue to earn
DNA points to enable more evolu-
tionary upgrades to your creature, such
as a 6th arm or spikes that sprout from
your eyes. Darwin would be proud.
Upon reaching a certain brain size
(another by-product of gaining DNA
points), you will learn to make fire,
entering the third part of the game,
the Tribal stage. It’s pretty much ex-
actly as it sounds. Your creatures create
a tribe, and learn to build huts, make
fire, create spears, and generally move
from being uncivilized and untamed
wild animals to being uncivilized and
untamed wild animals with big pointy
sticks. ere is also the possibility to
create musical instruments to try and
impress other tribes and ally with
them, or gift them with meat from
the creatures you hunt and tame. You
have to ally with or conquer other vil-
lages to advance, so it’s best to consider
whether you favour the olive branch or
the bayonet and plan accordingly.
e Civilization stage is the even-
tual outcome of the Tribal stage, once
you vanquish or dazzle the other vil-
lages around you. Aptly, this stage is
strongly reminiscent of Sid Meier’s
Civilization. You control a city, filed
with the little enigmas of nature you’ve
created. You choose how the city looks,
from creating the buildings down to
their last tiny detail, to creating vehi-
cles for the earth, sea and air that can
cater to your Lilliputian society’s ev-
ery need, be it economical or militant,
or even religious. Using these strange
and often imposing vehicle creations,
you strive to conquer the planet. ere
are many different ways to do this,
such as controlling all of the resources,
and flexing your economic muscles.
Or, should conversion be the name
of your game, you can search out the
unhappy cities of your neighbors and
use religious vehicles to attempt to stir
them into rebellion, and claim the city
as your own. Alternatively, you could
just use a bigger gun then the other
guys and adopt a scorched earth policy.
Whatever strikes your fancy, I guess.
Arts, Social Sciences play in
the SURF
Spore: Art Imitates
Geo Hutchinson
Argosy Contributor
ese all lead into the last, and most
expansive, stage of Spore. Your sci-
entists discover space travel, and you
get to explore then entire Spori-verse.
is is probably the coolest part of the
game, in that you can actually visit the
planets of other real players around the
globe, and interact with their societies,
abducting citizens or giving them the
gift of technology. At this point, the
sky really is the limit to what you can
do. Colonization and terra-forming
allow for expansion of your great and
glorious empire. It’s important to note,
though, that the occaisionally childish
impulses of some gamers can result in
an encounter with some really strange
creatures, who may or may not be in
the shape of... certain parts of the hu-
man anatomy.
ere is one really great thing about
this game; the creature creator. You
have almost unlimited creation pos-
sibilities, and you can make a creature
that looks like whatever you want.
From the stereotypical little green men,
to a hulking behemoth that looks like
the unholy offspring of an elephant
and Jar-Jar Binks, there’s startling op-
portunity here.
One downside, though, is the rela-
tively linear style of play. You can’t stay
a tribal society forever, you are forced
to advance once you become smart and
expansive enough. Also, you can’t form
multiple tribal societies, or build huge
temples to the gods you create. You
have to follow the relatively set path
that the great organizing principle has
set forth for you.
e other downside? is game is
too damn addictive. is might not
sound like a bad thing, until you re-
alize it’s 2:30 in the morning and you
have Math 1111 in six hours. Seriously,
thirteen hours logged in five days.
To sum it up, I’d say this game is ev-
erything that EA, the game’s publisher,
said it would be. It’s great, with a very
unique and imaginative style of play.
It’s definitely worth the purchase, and
it’s a great way to blow off steam after
an intense day of classes. I just wish it
hadn’t taken four years to get here.
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Arts/Social Sci:
1st - Yana Banzen’s “Personality
Charactaristics of Hospice Palliative
Care Volunteers”
1st - Isabel Gertler’s “Change In e
Market: A Comparative Study of
Local and Organic Trends at three
Toronto Farmer’s Markets”
1st - Kyle Greenway’s “e Kinetics
of the Reaction Between Muonium
and Acetone in Ionic Liquid”
1st - Becky Taylor’s “Investigating
the Solvent and Temperature Effects
on the Cyclohexadienyl Radical in an
Ionic Liquid”
Spore lets you guide a race
of intelligent creatures from
spears to space travel
PROS: Robust
design system
CONS: Fairly linear
VERDICT: Good game
At an old locomotive repair shop
in the south of Berlin, it’s fight night.
Over a thousand people have come
to watch the spectacle in the summer
heat, and the roars of the crowd are
deafening. e competitors make
their way through the crush of people
with the traditional entourage of
trainers in tow. After the obligatory
national anthems are sung, it’s down to
business; at the sound of the bell, the
two men…sit down and play chess.
is is chessboxing. It is the nigh-
perfect sporting marriage of athletic
prowess and intellectual agility that
has been sweeping Germany and the
world since its inception by Dutch
artist Iepe Rubingh. Originally
conceived as a performance art piece
to explore the themes of aggression
management and the connection
between a healthy mind and healthy
body, chessboxing involves six, four-
minute rounds of chess alternated with
five, three-minute boxing bouts. e
match is won with either a checkmate
or a knockout in the ring.
Governed by the World Chessboxing
Organization (WCBO), the first
official match was the Middleweight
World Championship, held on
November 14, 2003 between Iepe
the Joker and Luis the Lawyer. Iepe
won in the eleventh and final round
when Luis exceeded his time limit in
chess. e current world champion is
an anti-riot policeman from Berlin,
known as Anti-Terror Frank. e
WCBO estimates around sixty percent
of its applicants come from the boxing
world, with the remaining forty percent
from the chess world; however, a true
champion must be proficient in both
in order to do well. Chessboxers come
from all walks of life, from bankers
to artists to construction workers,
and classes are now being offered for
children. Although there have been no
official bouts with women competitors
yet, more are starting to join the
sport. e WCBO holds three or four
championship events a year and counts
twenty active international fighters
among its ranks, along with sixty
other members of all ages training
in Berlin’s chessboxing clubs. In
addition to spreading the good word
about chessboxing around the world,
the WCBO espouses aggression
management with its slogan, “Fighting
While some of us have been
worrying about what we were going
to wear on the first day of classes or
how tough our new Economics prof
was going to be, a select few were
out on the pitch, readying themselves
for the start of the season. Mount
Allison’s men’s and women’s soccer
teams have hit the ground running,
practicing under the lights and braving
Kelly O’Connor
Argosy Staff
American chessboxer and pharmaceutical salesman David Depto (right) competes in the world chessboxing
championship against German Franck Stoldt (left).
is done in the ring and wars are waged
on the board.”
So how does one go about becoming
a world chessboxing champion?
Championship competitors must be
under thirty five years old, have an Elo
ranking (which measures a player’s
skills at chess) above 1800 and have
been in a minimum of twenty boxing
matches. Suggested training includes
chessboxing sparring, 400-metre chess
(which involves eleven alternating
rounds of sprinting for 400m followed
by a three-minute chess match) and
gong chess (three minutes of punching
a sandbag followed by four minutes of
Chessboxing: brains, brawn and
anger management all in one sport.
Who could ask for more?
Chess and Boxing Together at Last!
Soccer Mounties Ready for New Season
Above: Mountie Rebecca Sutherland plays “keep-away” with a
Concordia defender.
Above: The men’s team poses before a match
Noah Kowalski
Argosy Staff
the muddy, hurricane-ravaged fields,
getting ready for their first matches.
e teams are each facing their own
set of challenges and hurdles, but
both squads are confident that this is
the year for the Mounites to return to
soccer dominance.
Men’s Soccer
2008 saw no Mountie men’s players
graduate, giving coach Barry Cooper
a strong returning class. In the back
end of the season, the team finished
well just missing the cut for the
playoffs. Cooper told his squad that
the tryouts this fall would be more
difficult and encouraged all of them
to push themselves. “We wanted to
go to a higher level…Having told all
that they needed to come back in good
condition and with the right attitude,
I have to say, they did just that,”
Cooper says. In addition to the strong
returning players, Cooper pointed out
several players that could be featuring
in the near future. Matthew Bischof,
Alex Zschiele, Tim Boschel, and
Stuart MacAdam are all new students,
but as Cooper puts it “…in the end,
these are the players who are going to
take you forward.”
While the individual players are
exciting, it is clear that the emphasis
of this year is placed upon the team.
Cooper is working to ensure that
the squad is strong both on and off
the field. Students may remember
the activities the team was involved
with last year, including the twenty-
four hour soccer tournament. Cooper
hopes to continue these events and
expand the team’s presence on campus.
e team is holding a fundraiser where
fans can donate a certain amount of
money for every goal the team scores.
e money will go towards funding
team building during the off-season
is year, Mount Allison is the host
for the soccer playoffs, giving them
an automatic bid. However, the team
wants to earn the right to be in the
playoffs. “Our aim” Cooper states, “is
to be the most improved team…the
only unknown factor is how much.”
Women’s Soccer
ere is a feeling of anticipation
surrounding the women’s soccer
team. Fans from last year will notice
that there are many new faces on the
field this fall. With only five third
and fourth year students, the women’s
team has a young nucleus of players.
Second year player Allie MacLean had
a hard time containing her excitement
as she talks about the team and its
prospects for the upcoming season.
“Our competitiveness has skyrocketed.
We are capable of going pretty far this
season,” she stated confidently. While
many people would see this season as
a rebuilding year, MacLean believes
that it can be both a rebuilding season
and a competitive one as well. With so
many new faces, everyone is pushing
each other to perform. She points
to the past weekends trips to UPEI
and CBU as a time for the team to
work on one of the key ingredients
to a successful season: their off-field
chemistry. “e soccer team is your
family…we’re always there for one
another,” she explains. In order to have
a solid team on the field, MacLean
continues, it’s important to build those
bonds off the field as well.
Both men’s and women’s teams are
focused and determined this season to
bring home soccer glory to Sackville.
Both squads have the capability to go
deep into the postseason. All home
soccer matches are being played on
MacAuley field, giving fans more
room to cheer on the Mounties. With
each team dreaming big, it should be
an exciting season for both players and
fans as the Mounties face up against a
tough AUS schedule.
“e whole point of rugby is that it is,
first and foremost, a state of mind, a
spirit.” - Jean-Pierre Rives.
ere are no better words to describe
the 2008 MTA Rugby clubs. Both
the men’s and women’s are looking
to repeat the success of last year’s
season with their physically dominant
forward’s play and the unmatched
speed of the backline.
Last year, the men’s side started off
their season slowly, losing two of their
first three games, before turning around
and winning five in a row to take the
inaugural ACAA Championship at
home in a thrilling victory over the St.
omas Tommie’s.
Despite the departure of a number of
players key to the banner winning run,
the Men’s team remains confident that
they can repeat their success under the
guidance of first year coach, alumnus
Yves Pellerin.
Murdoch Taylor, the club’s
president is excited about the coming
“While we have lost players from
the pack, our backline has largely
remained unchanged, and each
veteran had returned in top condition.
We also have a strong class of rookies
who should contribute on the field
this season, and for many seasons to
e women’s club struggled under
an overwhelming schedule last year,
playing in both the ACAA and
Maritime league. is season, with
only the ACAA games to focus on,
the women plan to return to their
dominant championship form, which
August 2008, in the international
racing community, was most notably
marked by American swimmer
Michael Phelps’ extraordinary eight
gold medals and Jamaican sprinter
Usain Bolt’s record-breaking dashes.
However, for less professional athletes,
the summer’s buzz centered around
the Nike+ Human Race.
Nike+ is a two-year-old system
that partners specialty Nike shoes
with Apple’s iPod Nano. Sensors in
the shoes transmit wireless signals to
the iPod with information such as the
saw them go undefeated over several
e league format has shifted due to
the addition of Holland College. is
has resulted in a shortened schedule,
with each team meeting only once
before playoffs beginning. NSAC,
St. omas University and King’s
College have al returned to field teams
again this year, and the competition is
expected to be strong.
Both teams kicked of their schedule
at home this past weekend against
STU, but the results were unavailable
to be printed in time for this edition.
e next MTA home game is
September 26
against King’s College.
For those who have yet to experience
a game played under the Friday night
lights, this is a match not to be missed.
Good luck to all the players and

Summer is a season for barbecues,
beaches, and travel, but most
importantly, summer is about
remembering the Grey Cup. My
summer was a lot of that last one,
because as you ought to know if you
follow CFL football, the Saskatchewan
Roughriders entered this year as
defending Grey Cup champions. e
league was surprisingly level at the
start of the year, and even the Hamilton
Tiger-Cats haven’t pulled a complete
crash-and-burn yet (arguably). But
as the summer has unfolded, some
of the usual patterns have taken
hold. e West is stronger than the
East, and every team seems to have a
quarterbacking controversy. Nothing
is really new under the sun.
Saskatchewan is miraculously atop
the league after a proverbial ‘invincible
summer,’ defying multiple injuries
and the predictions of a Grey Cup
hangover to sit at 8-3. Edmonton and
Calgary are both at 7-4, keeping pace
with each other in the ever present
Alberta rivalry. B.C. is surprisingly
at the bottom of the West, but still
above .500 at 6-5. Montreal is the
only winning team in the East, at 7-
4, while Toronto flips things around
at 4-7. e Blue Bombers, despite the
predictions of glory from Winnipeg
press, are the real implosion of the year
at 3-8. Hamilton sits at 2-9; c’est la vie
(I think they need airbud).
is week Calgary, led by the
currently unstoppable Henry Burris,
triumphed over Montreal 41-30;
Saskatchewan fell to the B. C. Lions
28-23; Winnipeg destroyed the
Toronto Argonauts 39-9, Apollonius
of Rhodes rolled over in his grave;
Edmonton defeated Hamilton 38-33.
And so it stands after the Labour
Day classics and reprisals. Calgary
and B. C. have momentum with 2-win
streaks each, and Hamilton has what
optimistic economists might term
‘negative growth’ in a 4-game losing
is week Winnipeg visits the
Ti-Cats in an epic battle of losers,
Saskatchewan regroups and hosts
the Lions, the Argonauts travel to
Alberta’s cowboy country and take
on the Stampeders, and the Eskimos
get to try some français in Montreal.
I’m picking Saskatchewan, Calgary,
Winnipeg, and Edmonton to win.
Will Russell
Argosy Contributor
Above: The men’s team practices their line-out.
Above: The women’s team plays hard in a recent match.
e Human Race
How will YOU do against the World?
runner’s total distance covered, total
time, pace, and calories burned. e
Nano can then be connected to the
runner’s computer and nikeplus.nike.
com, where personal accounts track old
workouts, run schedules and progress
over time. e site’s resources also allow
coaching by internationally renowned
runners as well as challenge sections,
where athletes can engage in friendly
competition against the international
community in training sessions for
10km races, half-marathons or full
marathons. It is, in effect, the world’s
largest running club.
Marketed as the largest running
event in history, e Human Race
was held in twenty-six cities across
the globe on August 31 2008. e
official participating cities included
Vancouver, New York, Buenos Aires,
London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore
and Melbourne, and saw over five
hundred thousand runners racing their
international neighbours.
e fastest runner in the world was
Austrian-born Günther Weidlinger
who raced in Munich and finished with
a time of 29’ 25”. Top Canadian Simon
Bairu came in with a time of 29’55”,
which put him in 6th place overall
and the fastest Canadian woman was
Vancouver-based image coordinator
Karen Warrendorf, finishing with a
time of 39’39”.
Globalization is making the world
smaller, and events like the Human
Race are just the beginning of the wave.
Soon, the international neighbours will
be able to compete, participate and
enjoy each other’s company, without
ever meeting. And hey, why not do it?
You’ll be proud to say you ran the day
the whole world ran.
Sarah Bell-Etkin
Argosy Contributor
CFL Report
An Invincible Summer
Martin Wightman
Argosy Contributor
e Mount Allison Women’s
Rugby Club started off the season
with a commanding win over the St.
omas Tommies. Led by captain
Jessica Frenette, the ladies showed
great promise as they scored a total of
five trys within the first forty minutes
of the game. Starting prop Samantha
Wolfe put the Mounties on the board,
Strong Start By
Women’s RFC
Stephanie Globus-Hoenich
and Samantha Wolfe
Argosy Contributors
Aram Lofti
Johnathan Allen
Mount A Rugby Ready to Dominate
taking advantage of a penalty play and
driving in the first try of the season.
Frenette showed off her incredible
speed with a strong breakaway scoring
again for the Mounties and completing
three conversion kicks. Jean Baker,
another veteran player, scored a total of
three trys brining the final score to 31-
0. e Mounties were proud to have
five rookies in the starting line-up
with another four entering the game as
substitutions. e ladies showed strong
rucking and tackling and an overall
excellent cohesiveness as a team.
Now that he has so
much free time, Tom
Brady LOVES writing
for the Argosy.
5:30, Thursdays, 3rd
Floor New Student
Mounties Drop Pair of Close Games
Must Improve on Finishing
Wray Perkin
Argosy Staff
Above: A Mountie player runs over a defender from Sherbrooke.
Callan Field
It’s a scenario all too familiar for
the Mount Allison Mounties football
team. rough two games of the 2008
season, the Mounties find themselves
at 0-2, having lost the games by a
combined margin of six points. Both
games found the Mounties with a
chance to win the game on the last
play, but coming up empty-handed.
e season opener at St FX saw
the Mounties with the lead into the
fourth quarter only to lose 29-24.
e Mounties got off to a slow start,
punting on their first five possessions.
On the sixth, fourth-year kicker
Olivier Eddie kicked the first points of
the season, a 14-yard field goal.
After an incredible catch in double-
coverage by Gary Ross, Kelly Hughes
found senior Colin Weldon in the end
zone for his first career touchdown.
e X-Men scored twice before half
time, making the score 19-10 at the
e Mounties came out quick in the
second half, going 69 yards in six plays
to open the half. e drive ended with
Hughes finding sophomore receiver
Jared Collett wide open in the end
zone for a two-yard touchdown.
While St FX’s next two drives both
ended in punts, the Mounties’ next
pair of drives belonged to Eddie. After
Hughes completed a long pass to
Adam Molnar, Eddie kicked a 30-yard
field goal, and then on the following
drive punted a 69-yard single. Eddie
then successfully pulled off his second
improvised fake punt of the game,
completing a 16-yard pass to Ise
Savory for a first down. e drive led
to a clutch 41-yard Eddie field goal,
putting the Mounties ahead 24-22.
e X-Men answered right back,
marching down the field and scoring
another touchdown to pull ahead
29-24. e Mountie offense staged
a gutsy drive all the way down to the
16 yard line of St FX, but needing a
touchdown to win, Hughes was picked
off in the end zone with no time left
on the clock, ending the game.
Eddie was named Special Teams
Player of the week for his play, twice
on third down improvising for first
downs, running for a 24-yard gain and
passing to Savory. Hughes finished the
game 20-of-36 passing, for 263 yards
and a pair of touchdowns. Ross was
his favourite target by far, hauling in
12 passes for 186 yards.
Defensively, safety, Callan Exeter,
had a game-high 9 tackles for the
Mounties, and Bradley “All Day” Daye
had a pair of pass knockdowns for the
In the second game, the home
opener for the Mounties, they hosted
the Sherbrooke Vert et Or in the first
interlock week of the season. Again
the Mounties had a chance to win on
the last play, falling short 23-22.
e game did not start well.
Sherbrooke forced a quick two and
out by the Mountie offense, and after
a 33-yard return on the ensuing punt,
Vert et Or quarterback JP Shoiry ran
it in from 23 yards out on the opening
offensive play.
Later in the first quarter, the
Mounties finally got something
going offensively, with Eddie kicking
a 38-yard field goal. However on the
ensuing kickoff, Joseph Mroue ran it
back 97 yards to make the score 14-3
for the visitors.
With time winding down in the
second quarter , Mounties head coach
and offensive coordinator, Kelly Jeffrey,
pulled the metaphorical rabbit out of
the hat. e play can only be described
as a double reverse-pitch back-pass
resulting in a huge catch by Collett.
Not long after, in a third-and-goal
situation, Hughes found Jarrett King
in the corner of the end zone for his
first career touchdown reception.
Before the half was over, Eddie
kicked another field goal, his third of
the game and sixth consecutive of the
season, putting the Mounties in the
lead 16-14 at half time.
In the second half, an unprecedented
four punts resulted in disaster for the
Vert et Or; Daye blocked one, King got
to two, and then tackling the punter in
the backfield. Incredibly, the Mounties
could only muster one field goal from
it all, but still led 19-14 after three.
Early in the fourth, Hughes found
Collett for another huge gain, bringing
the Mounties close to the red zone
again. Matt Pickett ran the ball down
to the one yard line for the Mounties,
but the play was brought back by a very
questionable holding call, continuing
the string of poor officiating that was a
common theme throughout the game.
e drive did end in another Eddie
field goal, putting the Mounties ahead
22-14. After Sherbrooke kicked a
field goal and got the ball back from
another Mountie two and out, Shoiry
went deep for one of his receivers,
but birthday boy Jermaine Oram
made a great play for the Mounties
and knocked the pass away. However,
another very questionable call, pass
interference on Oram put the ball at
the Mount A 41 and Sherbrooke did
not look back. Two plays later Shoiry
found Alexandre Beaudoin wide open
for the winning score.
Again the Mounties showed heart,
driving down the field again, only to
have Eddie miss a 45-yard field goal
on the last play.
Eddie was once again spectacular,
going 5-for-6 in field goals, punted the
ball consistently, as well as once again
run for an impromptu first down on a
punt fake.
Hughes passed for 291 yards on 25
completions, and his favourite receiver
on the day was Adam Molnar, who
caught 8 passes totaling 87 yards.
Saturday was Jared Collett’s coming
out party, as the sophomore caught 4
passes for 107 yards.
Defensively, Luke Ekoh led both
teams in tackles with nine solo tackles.
Daye had an unreal game, recording
no tackles but knocking down four
passes as well as a blocked punt. Scott
Sheffer had six tackles and a pair of
pass knockdowns, and Exeter had
five tackles, as well as what some are
describing as the hardest hit ever seen
in Mount A football.
While this description may not do
the hit justice, it must be included in
this article for many purposes. Shoiry
dropped back and looked for one
of his receivers on a little curl route,
but Exeter read the play perfectly.
Just as the ball arrived, so did Exeter,
flying through the air at full speed
to deliver “e Hit.” e receiver’s
helmet flew off his head and landed a
good five yards away, and Exeter was
immediately mobbed by his defensive
While Kelly Jeffrey’s Mounties are
disappointed with the results through
two games, they are moving on and
looking ahead to their next opponent,
the defending AUS champ SMU
Huskies. e game will be in Halifax
on Friday night at 7 PM, and will
be available on MTA’s campus radio
CHMA 106.9 FM.
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