the carillon

The University of Regina Students’ Newspaper since 1962
Feb. 7 - 13 2013 | Volume 55, Issue 19 |

the staff
editor-in-chief dietrich neu business manager shaadie musleh production manager julia dima copy editor michelle jones news editor taouba khelifa a&c editor paul bogdan sports editor autumn mcdowell op-ed editor edward dodd visual editor arthur ward ad manager neil adams technical coordinator jonathan hamelin news writer a&c writer sports writer photographers olivia mason tenielle bogdan kristen mcewen sophie long kyle leitch braden dupuis

It’s almost midterm times. We all look and feel like shit. That’s just February. But, sometimes you need to wind down and destress. Yoga is a great way to do this. It can make you feel like you’re on a serene lake. Or, hell, at least a green screen of a serene lake. Learn about the awesomeness of yoga on page four.


arts & culture

marc messett emily wright

contributors this week taryn riemer paige kreutzwieser kris klein joel blechinger michael chmielewski rikkeal bohmann paige kezima raenna gohm

the paper

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Funding a City. 5 Last week, Regina City Council passed a motion to move forward with the construction of the new football stadium. The new stadium will cost the city $278 million. The Carillon explored other investment options for the cash.

Year of Music. 7 The new year is well underway, and 2013 should prove to be an interesting year for music. Turn to page seven to check out some artists worthy of your attention this year.



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the manifesto

In the late 1950s, the University of Regina planned the construction of several new buildings on the campus grounds. One of these proposed buildings was a bell tower on the academic green. If you look out on the academic green today, the first thing you’ll notice is that it has absolutely nothing resembling a bell tower. The University never got a bell tower, but what it did get was the Carillon, a newspaper that serves as a symbolic bell tower on campus, a loud and clear voice belonging to each and every student. Illegitimi non carborundum.

Womenockey. 13 The women’s hockey team is good this year. I know right, what the hell. They went from being one of the worst teams in Canada West to one of the best in one year. However, they’re losing four players to graduation, and will be back to the bottom next year.

Boundary Battles. 16 The Federal Ridings Boundary Commission is supposed to be non-partisan, but a dissenting report filed with the government by Sask Association of Rural Municipalities David Marit threatens the objectivity of the Commission, a possibility many find reprehensible. duh-doy
In last week’s article “Voices buried, concerns pushed aside”, we misquoted David Vanderberg as David Craig. We are sincerely sorry for the error, Mr. Vanderberg.

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Canada’s movement

News Editor: Taouba Khelifa the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

The Idle No More movement continues to make strides, and gather allies

Protests and organizing for Idle No More reaching a national and international audience

rikkeal bohmann
contributor A National Day of Action for the Idle No More movement took place in about 30 cities across the nation Monday, Jan. 28. The day coincided with Canadian MPs returning to the House of Commons after their winter break. Events spread internationally as well, occurring in Sweden, Australia and the United States, in solidarity with the Canadian driven movement. Peaceful protests began two months ago, raising awareness about the Idle No More movement – a grassroots initiative started by four Saskatchewan women, Jessica Gordon, Sheelah McLean, Sylvia McAdams and Nina Wilsonfeld. In October, the four begun sending e-mails to each other about Bill C-45, worrying it could harm indigenous rights in Canada. Bill C-45 makes changes to 64 Canadian acts or regulations, one being the Navigable Waters Acts. This change makes 99 per cent of previously environmentally protected lakes and rivers now unprotected. This change makes it easier for corporations to earn a larger profit because they no longer have to follow previous environmental laws the protected bodies of water. Many of these bodies of water happen to run through traditional indigenous territories. These Indigenous groups were left uniformed of the changes brought on by Bill C-45. Along with concerns about changes to the Waters Act, Idle No More is also concerned with the changes the legislation made to the Indian Act and the Environmental Assessment Act.

“It goes against traditional First Nation lands, especially lands in the north, leaving them almost completely deregulated ... This leaves big companies [with] no problem, [giving them] access to resources here and throughout Canada … All we knew was that it was a huge bill passed, more than 400 pages. The common citizen doesn’t read those bills,” said Leonzo Barreno, the Global Chair of Journalism at the U of R. Barreno was one of the guest speakers at the Regina National Day of Action. Hundreds gathered at the Conexus Arts Center to listen to various speakers talk about the Idle No More Movement’s goals and mission. People of all ages, both Aboriginal and nonAboriginal, were in attendance. Barreno, though he does not identify as a member of Idle No More spoke on why the movement was becoming international. “People all over the world have access to social media, in this case Facebook. Facebook has been the main medium for organizers to spread their message, to tell people what the movement is and what it’s not. It has a lot of support around the world because it is peaceful. Despite the fact that there have been some blockades and demonstrations in Canada ... and different parts of the world, they have not resulted in confrontations with the police. The third reason is the fact that it is led by educated women, both First Nations and white … This kind of female driven movement is unique and confuses the media and confuses the powers to be, because traditionally, what the media and powers expect is a movement driven by males, usually by militant males.” Though Idle No More can be

traced back to its founders, there is no clear leadership over the now rapidly spreading movement. This has created many misconceptions about what the movement stands for, and what it entails. A similar misconception was created with the Occupy Movement – as it grew rapidly, many no longer understood what the movement was aimed at According to the Idle No More website, the vision of the movement is to “continue to help build sovereignty and resurgence of nationhood ... continue to pressure government and industry to protect the environment ... [and] continue to build allies in order to reframe the nation to nation relationship, this will be done by including grassroots perspectives, issues and concerns.” Unlike the Occupy Movement however, Barreno does not think that Idle No More will lose momentum. “It has potential to be a bigger movement, especially if the bill stays, because then you will see all kinds of action by Aboriginal people,” he explained. Many different groups have announced their support with Idle No More, such as the National Farmers Union (NFU) who recently pledged solidarity with the movement. “The NFU is proud to declare its solidarity with Idle No More, which is bringing people together from across Canada to stop the Harper government from riding roughshod over our collective rights,” said Glenn Tait, NFU National Board member. “We want a better Canada.” Since the start of the movement in December, Idle No More is proving Canadians will not be passive about their politics any longer.

Despite this, many misconceptions have been surrounding Idle No More. During the beginning of the protests, Attawapiskat Chief, Theresa Spence, had been on a hunger strike, protesting for Aboriginal rights. At the same time, Metis and non-status Indians’ rights were being recognized. Many people put these movements together as one. “It shows you how uneducated most of the media are when it comes to Aboriginal people because they sometimes put all the groups in one category, when in fact, there are so many differences, culturally and legally,” said Barreno, “The main goal is about Bill C-45, that is the main thing. The general thing is environmental protection. When you protect the environment, it doesn’t matter who you are. This is not an Indian thing, it is a Canadian thing. That is why many Canadians are getting behind it, and that is why it has become international. Even people in very poor countries are supporting it … the phrase ‘Idle No More’ is very catchy.” The issue of transparency in the Harper government continues to be raised, especially with the passing of Bill C-45. “They were smart because they passed it before Christmas and under the name, ‘Budget.’ The name ‘budget’ makes you think it was the budget from last year…this wasn’t the case,” Barreno clarified. The Harper government introduced the bill on Oct. 18. It was named, “A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012, and other measures.” The legislation passed on Dec. 14 and is now named the “Jobs

and Growth Act, 2012.” The future of Idle No More is currently in the air right now, as only time will tell what will happen. “It is unpredictable,” Barreno said, but as for their progress, “the movement already achieved more than they ever expected, which is making people aware of what the government is doing … it is vague and general, but it has no dark intentions. It is not driven by a politician or a popular figure, it was just created by common people like you or I.”

“ It is led by
educated women, both First Nations and White… This kind of femaledriven movement is unique and confuses the media and confuses the powers to be, because traditionally, what the media and powers expect is a movement driven by males, usually by militant males.”
Leonzo Barreno



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Taking a breather
With midterm season in full swing, students turn to yoga and meditation to relax
kristen mcewen
news writer The middle of the semester is quickly approaching with essays and midterms piling up. For some students, these are completed one at a time; focusing on one thing and then another, like a game of whac-a-mole. The University provides services for students to help them cope with the stress when assignments and midterms begin to corner them in. From counselling to homework help, these student support services are provided free of charge to students on campus. Despite these free services, some students are taking a different route to manage the stresses that come with gaining higher education. Shayna Stock is the artist in residence for the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour. She’s a writer, poet, and actively schedules events for the Creative City Centre. She also regularly attends yoga classes. Stock said she first attended a yoga class with her aunt five years ago. She’s been attending classes ever since. “It makes my body feel very strong,” she said. “Just the fact that it makes me feel more aware ... it kind of creates this connection between mind and body ... the practice of focusing for a period of transforming, that is delusional.” Insight meditation is an investigation of the mind and body processes. The meditation allows a person to open their mind and deal with the good and bad experiences with less fear and more compassion. Gilboy said the mindfulness learned from meditation can be used as a stress reduction technique. However, insight meditation is more of a spiritual path. “It uses a mixture of mindfulness and concentration, and a development of wisdom,” he said. The Regina Insight Meditation Community holds weekly drop in sessions for anyone wanting to experience the benefits for themselves. Gilboy highly suggests that people, or students, starting any form of meditation, begin with an instructor. A guided journey with an instructor who knows what they are doing will bring the most results for those beginning meditation. “It’s really encouraging that there are more young people interested in it,” he said. “At least it’s encouraging to me because the younger you do it, the more benefit you have [from meditation] – the longer time you have – rather than if you start in your 40s or 50s.”

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time on your body and the movement of it and help it connect with the breath.” Stock said she enjoys the effect yoga has on her body and her ability to focus. “I really like how that awareness of my body translates in to the rest of my day to day life,” she said. “I’m a lot more focused on the day after I’ve done yoga in the morning.” As for dealing with stress, Stock said yoga isn’t an end all cure but can become a tool.

The last time I stretched, I think my pants split.

“I don’t know if it relieves stress, but it does leave me feeling a lot better at dealing with it,” she said. “I think stress is a normal part of life, but when it becomes a problem is when we don’t have the tools to work with us and serve us and I think yoga is a really great tool for that.” Meditation is also an option that some students turn to as another tool to handle stress. Chris Gilboy from Regina Insight Meditation Community said that many students have

joined the group. As a teacher and one of the founders of the Insight Meditation community in Regina, Gilboy warns that meditation is not for everyone. He said he has been practicing it for close to 20 years and he finds benefits from it, but not everyone does. “Other people [who regularly practice meditation] also know that it’s been life changing for them,” Gilboy said. “I think it’s one of those things that if you dip your toes into it and think it’s

Off to the tracks
U of R’s Motorsports team hopes to continue to build momentum, despite money being tight
michael chmielewski
contributor The University of Regina’s Cougar Motorsports team was resurrected three years ago, after not competing since the 2000-2001 school year. This year, said team captain and fourth year student Avery Folk, the team is “building an offroad race car to compete in an international competition as apart of SAE’s [The Society of Automotive Engineers] International Collegiate Design Series.” The team builds and competes with Baja cars, and have done this for the last three years, winning a spot in the top ten. “[The team] represents our university, there is no other big way that any team can represent the [Engineering] Faculty and the entire school the way we do internationally, competing at the level that we do, because we are a top ten team,” Folk said. Yet, getting to the top ten has not been easy for Cougar Motorsports. Compared to other U of R sports teams, the Motorsports team does not get as much funding as other teams from their respective institutions. Folk says that other top ten teams “receive, from what we’ve heard, a $10,000 sponsorship from their faculty right off the bat.” However, the U of R has conWhen asked if he thinks the Dean would be willing to help, Folk was a bit skeptical. “On his account, not really; it’s not his interest. He’s into research, and he’s on the petroleum side of things, so he doesn’t understand ... what this group is and what benefits we have for the entire university and specifically the Engineering Faculty.” While Tontiwachwuthikul may not be very enthusiastic about the team, Folk said U of R President, Vianne Timmons, encouraged different people to sponsor the team, and has been a great advocate. “The success that they have earned is fully on their shoulders. I don’t know if the faculty can lay any claim to that success because we really haven’t been a part of supporting it ... personally I’m quiet proud of what they achieved,” explained deMontigny. The Motorsports team is not only for Engineering students, and its members welcome all students to join. Seven of the team’s members will be graduating this year, and they are hoping to recruit new members. This year, the team includes business students, and a group of Brazilian exchange students. Cougar Motorsports will be participating in their first race on May 14.

tributed in other ways to the team. For instance, the University has been taking care of the studentbuilt garage the car is being built in. The Faculty of Engineering, which has not contributed a big sum of money to the team, has helped in supplying a welder to help the team build their cars. David deMontigny is the Associate Dean of Engineering, Special Projects and Student Services. He supports the work the team is doing, but he says money is tight. “I wish that our faculty would be able to support Cougar Motorsports more, because the

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things they are doing are wonderful, and bring such positive exposure to the University, but we don’t have money. I don’t know what we can do to get them money.” Nevertheless, Folk and the team have not been deterred, and have sought sponsorship from various companies, while still trying to contact the Faculty of Engineering Dean, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul. “We have to fundraise most the money ourselves by getting sponsorship. So we go to different businesses in Regina, some outside of Regina as well, but mainly

smaller corporations, and ask for small donations either monetary or in services ... and material,” explained Folk. While Folk and the team have yet to meet with the Dean, they said getting a meeting will be hard. “It’s not the easiest thing to communicate with him, because he’s a very busy man obviously, but he did say that he would provide us with some communications, at least, with different businesses in the city.” The Carillon tried to contact Tontiwachwuthikul, but did not get a response before publication.

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The white elephant in the room
Putting $278 million in perspective
taouba khelifa
news editor On Monday Jan. 28, the City of Regina finalized its plans to move forward with the new stadium project. The motion passed with a 10-1 vote in favour of the plan city counsellor Shawn Fraser opposed. While construction of the stadium will not be until the spring of next year, the Roughriders have expressed excitement about the plan moving ahead. Roughriders’ executive director Jim Hopson was at the Jan. 28 meeting where the motion was passed. After three long hours of discussion, Hopson said he got the news he was waiting for. “There’s just so much positive energy ... I know there’s a lot of work to be done on the stadium, but this is a big step,” he said. But, it wasn’t all positive energy at Monday’s meeting. Those opposed to the stadium also made it out to the council meeting, and presented their concerns and dismay at the lack of the City’s responsibility in taking their constituents’ worries into account. “We have much more pressing needs in this city, and this issue obviously illustrates [the city council’s] priorities,” said Regina resident Danny Johnston. Premier Brad Wall and former Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco announced plans for the new stadium six months ago, and opposition towards the plan has been growing ever since. Costing the city $278 million, the new open-air stadium will be built on the grounds of Evraz Place, and will be home to 33,000 new seats. Of the $278 million, Regina will be putting forth $73 million, the province $80 million, in addition to a $100 million loan, and the Roughriders will contribute $25 million. The current home of the Roughriders, the 76-year-old Mosaic Stadium, will be demolished, leaving an open area for the city to invest into residential and commercial buildings. Along with the excitement of the Roughriders, politicians have also shown much enthusiasm about the new stadium. Premier Brad Wall presented the project as a well deserved plan for “the best fans in Canada and the best team in Canada,” while city Counselor Terry Hincks said that it was “important we leave this place a better place for future generations. And the way we do that is to build things to make it better for our children and grandchildren.” While those opposed to the stadium agree that the city needs to build and improve, a new stadium is not the right direction, they argue. Montreal’s Olympic Stadium was built to welcome the 1976 Olympic games to the city. A 58,500-seat arena, Quebec taxpayers took nearly three decades to pay off the $1.5 billion debt from the project. Now, the stadium has no main tenants, and is the white elephant - a burdensome, albeit expensive, possession - of the city. If Montreal’s stadium experience is any indication, Regina citizens say the city need not invest in a white elephant, but in infrastructure such as affordable housing, or a grocery store in North Central. To put the $278 million into comparison, the Carillon took on an experiment, putting the money into perspective. Using the online RSMeans Construction Calculator, and inputting 200,000 square feet of building space, the calculator showed that $278 million could go a long way. With that amount of money, the city could build a number of public infrastructures: 8 libraries; 12 grocery stores; seven elementary schools; eight daycares; 10 community centers; four small hospitals; seven sixstory apartment buildings; or a combination of these infrastructures to create a completely new neighborhood. Moving away from infrastructure, and putting the money in student terms, $287 million can

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fund nearly 11,583 university bachelor degrees.

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World brief
taouba khelifa
news editor

A look at international headlines over the past month
push farther into the country. While some argue a is necessary presence of French troops in Mali, while others argue that this could lead to a second wave of the country’s colonization.


The West African country Mali made international headlines early January, when France, a former colonizer of the region, announced plans to send troops into the country, in an effort to help Malian government ward off Islamist tribal extremists. On Jan. 16, reports of a hostage situation in the southern Sahara of Algeria left nearly 40 oil workers and contractors dead, after militant groups who had been fighting in Mali, took over the gas plant. With the Malian government reporting an increase in rebel activity, French troops have continued to

Brazilian officials say the death toll has reached 237 from a tragic fire in Brazil’s Santa Maria. The city saw the Kiss nightclub erupt into flames on Sunday Jan. 27, destroying the club and killing many with it. Police have been able to link the cause of the fire to the use of a flare by two musicians performing at the club. Both musicians illegally used the flare indoors, knowing that the pyrotechnic could only be used outdoors. The Kiss fire is the second deadliest fire disaster for the country. December 1961 saw a fire that killed 503 people during Brazil’s Great North American Circus.

Cambodia King

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the weekend to attend the funeral of the late Cambodian king, Norodom Sihanouk. The King died of a heart attack, at the age of 89, on Oct. 15, but his body has been laying in the royal palace for the past three months, to allow people to pay their respects. Sihanouk was creamated on Feb. 4. The cremation ceremony was followed by celebrations of the King’s memory.

Monkey in Space

February opened the doors to one of India’s holiest ceremonies - Kumbh Mela, or the Pitcher Festival. One of the world’s largest religious gatherings, the festival lasts 55 days, and only occurs every third year. Hindus believe the festival is a chance to purify the self and rid oneself of sins, by bathing in one of the scared rivers. More than 110 million people are expected to partake in the ceremony this year.

Extreme Survival
Thousands of contestants showed up on Sunday Feb. 3 to take part in England’s annual Tough Guy Challenge. The challenge claims to be the world’s toughest and most demanding one-day survival race, and pushes participants to endure freezing cold weather, balancing across a fire pit, swimming in chest-deep mud water, and crawling under a 70meter section of barbed wire. Going onto its 27th year, the challenge attracted close to 6,000 participants from 20 countries around the world this year.

On Sunday Jan. 27, Iran took a leap of faith, and sent its first successful monkey into space. The monkey was trained for more than a year before being put into a miniature rocket and launched into space for 20 minutes. This space exploration was Iran’s first, and the country hopes to send a human into space by 2020, and to the moon by 2025. The first monkey astronaut was U.S. primate Albert, who was sent into space in 1948. Albert died of suffocation during his flight.

I’ll be watchin’ you
Four artists to keep an eye on in 2013
paul bogdan, joel blechinger
guys who like music Majical Cloudz Montreal songwriter Devon Welsh, in collaboration with producer Matthew Otto, comprises Majical Cloudz. Welsh had a big year in 2012, with a feature on “Nightmusic” off of Grimes’ much-feted Visions, as well as the release of the powerful Turns Turns Turns EP. The EP unveils a new and exciting aesthetic for the project – the arrangements are sparser, with Welsh’s assured baritone in the foreground delivering direct, confessional lyrics. Fittingly, the Cloudz live experience has become equal parts confession and theatre/performance art, as Welsh has described to The Line of Best Fit: “I think what we do is more bound up in the theatrical. I think it might be closer to someone performing a monologue on stage.” Welsh has said in several interviews that the song form allows him a medium through which he can speak directly to specific people in his life. On the EP, this is most evident on “What Was That,” a beautiful paean to his friendship with Montreal artist Neil Corcoran. In a succinct three minutes of pop bliss, Welsh deerful chorus – “I’m counting on the idea that you'll stay alive” – takes on a different resonance for us as listeners. Autre Ne Veut released his bizzare self-titled debut in 2010, a polarizing LP that some chose to dub “Failure Pop” for its slanted, queasy take on ’80s pop/R&B. This year, for his second album, Anxiety, Ashin has upped the fidelity, teaming with synth fetishists Joel Ford (Airbird) and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) for a collection of songs that he says were partly inspired by undergoing rigorous psychoanalysis. Check out his most recent single, “Play By Play,” my frontrunner for song of the year, which rides a world-conquering, karaoke-inspired chorus for nearly half its duration. This promises to be a trip. /JB Modern Superstitions

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crash instead of the ride. With the reception the album has received thus far, 2013 will likely be a pretty good year for Modern Superstitions. If you’ve got a chance to see this band, take it. /PB Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

tails nights out with Corcoran, deftly rendering an artistic bromance in straightforward prose: “And when we go out on Fridays / We come back on Saturdays / Me and him painting until the sun rose.” Majical Cloudz’s upcoming full-length – rumored to be titled Impersonator – out on progressive Montreal label Arbutus Records, hopefully will feature more of this thrillingly direct writing. /JB

Autre Ne Veut

My favourite moment in Arthur Ashin’s November interview with Pitchfork for the website’s “Rising” feature is when the indie R&B singer discusses the making of the video for his blog hit “Counting.” He recounts that the video’s editor asked him whether he wanted it to be as “explicitly sexual” as the song, to which Ashin reveals that “Counting” is actually about avoiding calling his grandmother out of fear that, when he does, it will be the last time that he speaks to her. Immediately the song’s pow-

quartet Modern Toronto Superstitions just released their long-awaited debut this past October, but goddamn was it worth the wait. It’s poppy indierock with hooks to boot, but it’s got a hell of an attitude too; vocalist Nyssa Rosaleen can sweetly sing pop melodies, but she isn’t afraid to let it rip when the guitar gets grittier or drums lean on the

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan may be one of Canada’s weirdest bands, but they’re also one of Canada’s coolest. The band’s self-descibed “noh-wave” musical style is seductive but equally as heavy, with almost operatic vocals and sludgy guitars. It’s dualism made musically tangible: based out of both Toronto and Montreal, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan are equally oriental and western, both heavy and floating, and simultaneously psychotically twisted and lovely. The band is scheduled to have a release in 2013, and if it’s anywhere close to the calibre that we saw on the band’s Polaris-nominated 2012 release, YT//ST, then 2013 is bound to be one hell of a year for Yamantaka//Sonic Titan. /PB

You don’t scare me!
Buuuut, you on the other hand, Japanese horror, scare the bejesus out of me
i’m not angry
kyle leitch
arts writer Last week’s review of the Japanese Role-Playing Game Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was a fun little excursion into distinctly foreign video gaming. That got me to wondering what else I’d been missing from the Land of the Rising Sun lately. Silent Hill had carved itself out a nice niche in my collection, but it desperately needed some support. This desperation led me to the Sony handheld exclusive Corpse Party franchise. Without going into another review, suffice it to say that Corpse Party is bowel-evacuatingly terrifying at its absolute worst. Yet, as paranoid as I’ve been over the past week, I’ve had the wherewithal to wonder why I’ve been missing out on that feeling for so long. Surely, there have been other local horrors produced lately? Well, sort of. To reiterate a point I made last semester, North American horror isn’t pulling its weight, anymore. Jump scares and loud audio cues just aren’t all that horrifying. Good job, Silent House! You shot a one-take 88minute movie starring the less-famous Olsen sister. Only problem is that the film Russian Ark did the same thing ten years earlier, reliant on gore. Real horror should just force you to listen to some visceral squelching noises off-screen, and shout vigorous encouragement at you as your imagination run amok. Even if the pay-off ends up not being what you expected, your imagination has done more damage to your frazzled nerves than the didactic explanation of what just occurred ever could. In short, give me films like Audition and A Tale of Two Sisters over the Devil Inside and Sinister. Give me House and Infection over Paranormal Activity and Chernobyl Diaries. Damn it, give me the Ring and the Grudge over, uh, the Ring and the Grudge. Needless to say, of course, that Corpse Party is going to be getting a lot of play out of me. The rise of Netflix and filesharing has made foreign cinema and gaming more accessible now than at any other time in human history. There’s really no excuse for you not to check out J-horror, except for trepidation about the new. As for me? Well, I`m not angry. But I`m sleeping with an awful lot of lights on, lately.

was eleven minutes longer, and had a cast roughly 300 times the size. The point in all of this is that North American horror has been resorting more and more to remakes and cheap gimmicks rather than being actually scary. This is where Japanese horror outshines the North American genre; the simple fact is that Japanese horror

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is actually scary, and North American horror isn’t. See, the goal of horror shouldn’t be to make you jump out of your pencil-thin theatre seat. Horror should initially make your skin crawl, and it should chip away at your subconscious until you’re a quivering ball of nerves. In no uncertain terms, horror should make you horrified by

what you see. By that rationale, the high tension induced by most North American does not constitute horror, no matter how closely aforementioned tension resembles horror. This high tension is the result of audience’s fascination with gore. Gore can induce high tension. Gore can even induce actual horror; however, real horror isn’t



the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

Card sharks
Netflix’s House of Cards changing the way we watch TV
paul bogdan
arts editor Feb. 1 marked the premier of the new television series House of Cards, and there are a number of reasons to be excited about it; it’s starring Kevin Spacey (whose southern drawl is simply wonderful), it’s Netflix’s first original series, and House of Cards might be one of the best examples of how a fictional television series can be a mirror reflecting the culture that created it. Obviously, this is not a new idea or practice, but how well House of Cards does this is staggering. A recent Salon article claimed that more and more people are engaging in watching television and movies online legally from places like Netflix, and subsequently, this makes studying the habits, tendencies, and interests of its viewers far easier given that Netflix can track things like when you start watching a show, pause a show, what kind of show you’re watching a particular time, etc. What’s interesting is this information can be used to construct shows that will taper to the audience’s interests; the downside being the utter destruction of creativity in television, but I mean really, you can’t call Mike and Molly creative without redefining the word completely. User data gathered by Netflix can be used to construct shows with surgical precision. And holy shit does it work. The name may insinuate otherwise, but House of Cards is an incredibly elaborate piece of television architecture, from combining the style and class of Mad Men with the schemes of Breaking Bad right down to the way shots tend to be framed with hypersymmetry. While a series may hold up a mirror to reflect one or two issues culturally and temporally relevant, House of Cards is not just a mirror held up in front of its audience, but rather stretching around it 360° to encompass it in its entirety and reflect not one or two relevant ideas, but all of it from

Best TV Mash-Ups
All right, if Netflix is using our data to create television programming, logically speaking, we can predict what’ll be coming our way come time for the new premiers in the fall based off of what Netflix already recommends for you. So, below are possibilities of what you could be seeing on TV in the coming years. Aspiring screenwriters take note.

Tenielle Bogdan

various angles. Even more interesting is the show’s ability to be the mirror that reflects culture, but also the hand holding the mirror, shaping the audience’s views about itself. For example, the show’s content often deals with the various challenges of adapting to a rapidly changing and increasingly digital world when the show itself is actively changing it; House of Cards is Netflix’s first original series and judging by the show’s reception thus far, I would venture to say it won’t be the last. This marks a shift in the way television shows will be provided in the future. It would be foolish to think that production companies would ignore the successes of a distribution model such as this. In terms of the show itself, House of Cards is fantastic. The first few episodes are enthralling, with more than enough to keep viewers interested when the ex-

citement briefly tapers off midseason before picking up again at the end. It’s filled with asides from protagonist Frank Underwood that break the fourth wall and address the audience directly, which is something a bit unusual for television, but it allows for the audience to better grasp Underwood’s psychology and see both his façade and the conniving side that lies beneath. As well, the show seems to take up every hot topic that Western society encountered recently, including – but not limited to – digitilization, ageism, Israeli/Palestinian relations, contempt for unions, demonization of teachers, media privileging tragedy based on race, buzzwords as cannon fodder for rhetorical barrages, politicization of tragedy, increasing work hours, blurring of public and private life, and public healthcare. It reinforces

that we live in an age where we’re to “assume that there’s no such thing as a secret” and that “when you’re talking to one person, you’re talking to a thousand.” Netflix may have me tied around its finger given that it knows all of my viewing choices (likely better than I do), and shows will be structured around these, but this was always the case with television. Netflix has just become better at doing it. It’s difficult to say at this point whether user data will be used to feed us the same repetitive garbage (as if that weren’t the case already), or if it will be used to create new and innovative shows, or how cable and satellite providers will fare from this, but I can say there are plenty of reasons to be interested in House of Cards.

Keeping up with the Kardashians + Breaking Bad + Arrested Development = Kardashiac Arrest (Reality) Attempting to save the family housing company from bankruptcy, the Kardashian sisters start selling methamphetamine and use the model homes for meth labs-until they realize George Bluth Sr. has been hiding in the attic, learning their recipe, and selling it to the Mexican cartels.

Rugrats + Top Gear (UK) + The Vampire Diaries = The Vampire Diapers (Animated drama) Tommy Pickles and gang get caught up in the supernatural world of vampires who are just too cute to stay away from. Luckily though, they’ve got the latest Mercedes AMGs and Ferraris to help them get away. Unluckily, they’re children and don’t know how to fucking drive. The Hills + How I Met Your Mother + The Walking Dead = How I Met Your Dead Hills (Reality) LC must kill zombie Heidi Montag who is in a necrophiliac marriage with Spencer Pratt told in reverse.

music review

Unknown Mortal Orchestra II Jagjaguwar

Ruban Nielson’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra is poised to make a big splash with II, the appropriately titled follow-up to his 2011 self-titled. Nielson’s UMO twitter bio describes the project as “psychedelic R&B,” a tag that seems more and more apt the more time you spend with II blar-

ing through your headphones. Sonic markers abound for UMO: Nuggets comp psychedelia and garage-rock, classic soul, Ariel Pink’s more coherent moments. However, for me, what really elevates Nielson’s project above the ranks of other retroworshippers is his repeated tasteful and intricate guitar parts. “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” is carried along by an evocative, meandering guitar melody that morphs through a series of major/minor modulations on the instrumental bridge just as you think you’ve got it pinned. Album standout and sing-along “So Good At Being In Trouble” also changes keys a handful of times before the heavenly simplicity of its restrained chorus. On the other hand, “No Need For A Leader” and “Faded In the Morning” prove that Nielson can rock with monster riffs that you can picture

pizza-faced 14 year-olds working over in a dimly lit, ceiling-flagged basement. The pacing and sequencing of II is also highly intuitive. For example, after the old-school headbanging of the aforementioned “No Need For A Leader,” Nielson leads us into “Monki,” a psychedelic slow-burner featuring a soulful chorus with his guitar lead and vocal taking the same powerful melodic line. “Dawn,” a minute long instrumental drone, follows this and refocuses us for the record’s final leg. The album ends on the delightful acousticled “Secret Xtians,” which, not undeservedly, could pass as a newly surfaced McCartney Ramera outtake. The 54-second guitar coda that ends this final track is perhaps the most beautiful playing on a record full of it. It’s slightly jazz-inflected without being flashy, and it doubles as

highly addictive aural candy.

Wilfred + Glee + National Geographic: Aryan Brotherhood = Let Me Play You the Song of My Nazis (Documentary mini series) Neo-nazi vocal jazz group has schizophrenic hallucinations of pets and must fight gangs of them on the prison yard by singing them to death.

joel blechinger

the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013



“Hands-on” investigation finds sex parties fun, safe
kristine wilson
The Ryersonian TORONTO - Everyone is naked. As the DJ spins music on the first floor of Oasis Aqua Lounge in downtown Toronto, a few men in their 20s sprint from the pool to the hot tub without bathing suits. One floor above them, two women — also naked — are perched on a sex swing. Across from them, a man — again, naked — is tethered to the wall in chains and leather binds. These were just a few scenes from Jan. 21's “epic student sex adventure,” an event organized by the University of Toronto Sexual Education Center (SEC). The party invited university students from across the Greater Toronto Area to visit Oasis, a water-themed sex club a few steps north of Ryerson’s campus. The sex party was one of the first of its kind at a Canadian university. Rather than talk about sex, the event encouraged students to push personal boundaries and explore their sexuality in a safe environment. That step — from theory to practice — sparked a media firestorm. The story drew hundreds of comments on the Toronto Star’s website and was shared more than 21,000 times on Facebook — making it the fifth most viewed story in the’s history. But, would anyone show up months.” At Steamworks, a gay bathhouse on Church Street near Wellesley Avenue, students are invited to realize their sexual desires. “You can’t go in there, it’s men only!” shouted an onlooker as I tried to enter the bathhouse. I decided not to listen and pushed through the door. “You’re going to see a lot of things you don’t want to see!” he yelled after me. I entered a dark corridor lit only by yellow lights. A heavy-set man with a large beard passed by me. “You know this is a male-only spa right? You can’t be in here.” I smiled and kept walking towards the front desk, where a well-kept man stood behind a glass-enclosed desk. The receptionist, Teymour Nadjafi, explained that students often visit Steamworks. “About one in five of our clientele is a student; they are in here almost every day,” he explained. “I think students would still come even if we didn’t offer any student discounts. I think they find it good for selfdiscovery.” Despite the media hype, it’s clear sex clubs and bathhouses are nothing new to university students. Toronto’s sex club scene isn’t huge, but it’s far less underground than one might imagine.

Tenielle Bogdan

Dear god, I hope sex parties are sexier than whatever the hell this is. to the sex party, or was the hype all talk? I went to find out. On Monday night, a sea of about 200 students formed a line outside Oasis. Protesters walked up and down the line, yelling things like “God loves you!” They were Christian protesters from York University’s United Through Worship student group. “I think it says something about where our society is going morally,” said Natalie Smith, a member of the group. “This is encouraging them to devalue themselves, whether its STDs or unwanted pregnancy.” But SEC said they made sure

to keep the event as safe and sexpositive as possible; condoms and packets of lube were piled in bowls across the club. The event had a laid back vibe; students could grab a drink at one of the many well-stocked bars and a DJ in the corner blasted beats from a turntable. On the third floor of the club, Ryerson student Kay Poli lounges as couples have sex around him. Pornography is playing on TVs on the walls. For him, the event is nothing new. “I’ve been here before,” Poli said. “What I like about this sex club is that it’s open to all genders, all orientations.”

Poli is one member of a new generation of students who frequent Toronto sex clubs. In fact, Oasis has hosted dozens of student-friendly events before. According to Jana Matthews, the club’s co-owner, university students are a regular presence at Oasis. “We did the same event with [SEC] last year and … everyone that was here loved it,” Matthews said as she puffed ultrathin cigarettes in her office. “It was them that convinced us to have a student night, so many people were interested we started to do it every Monday and we have for the past eight

I’mma let you finish...
...But Kanye might actually be insane
kyle leitch
arts writer We’ve entered the winter period that we in the arts affectionately call Jesus There’s Really Nothing Going On At All Is There. Sure, I could subject myself to doing previews of upcoming installments of tired franchise films, but since my love of ripping bad movies apart is seconded only by my love of baiting fanboys, The Wolverine can wait its turn at the chopping block. Instead, I’m resorting to the lowest common denominator – did anyone see those fucked up tweets that Kanye West made not too terribly long ago? On Jan. 25th, Mr. West tweeted, in the following order: Truth, Beauty, Minimalism, Emotion, Soul, Awesomeness, Functionality. Kanye has since deleted the other twenty-eight tweets accredited to his account, and has left these cryptic, one-word messages. So … what now? What do you want from us, Kanye? Is this some sort of viral marketing joke gone awry? Are we supposed to glean any information from these messages? Is the title of a new album hidden in these tweets by using clever anagrams? Are these the traits you would ask the Great and Powerful Oz for? Being intentionally vague has a great track record as an awesome advertising force in and of itself. But, I don’t want to live in a word where nine million plus people consider Kanye West a marketing genius for blatant pretension and shenanigans. I yearn for an earlier time, a time when Kanye West was busy retiring 50 Cent with what was, from all accounts, a great album. I miss the times when, if someone had something to promote, they would shout it from nearby rooftops. I don’t know when this social shift opened up whereby if you want to promote something, you just shouldn’t promote it. Well, I’m sick of it. And so, I issue a challenge to Kanye West. Kanye West hereby has one week to explain these messages. If they’re a teaser for a new album, then fine. Announce the album. If not, then stop this shit immediately. Leave marketing up to the marketing people, and go back to making music. If this challenge isn’t responded to at the end of the aforementioned week, then you humbly accept your position as biggest conceited cock in music. These are the terms.

Kyle Leitch

Yo, Twitter. Im’ma let you finish, but I am the best bird there ever was. What?

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the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

Golden boys
Golden Apple Theatre’s God of Carnage delights
paige kreutzwieser
contributor Although there are a number of parents at the U of R, many students cannot not overly relate to the concept of being a mother or father. However, have no fear student body; Golden Apple Theatre’s production of God of Carnage can help you out – or maybe it will just make you afraid to get married and have children. This Tony Award-winning comedy by Yasmina Reza is a hilarious illustration that maybe the apple truly does not fall far from the tree. And, with the constant reminder from viral YouTube videos, commercials and media coverage that bullying is a major issue in our world today, God of Carnage reiterates the importance of dealing with conflict in a positive and healthy way. While in the midst of watching this production, I was thinking, “There's no way I will ever turn out like any of those characters.” However, after the play was over, I could identify with each one, which is slightly unnerving to think about, if you have ever seen the show. Four actors make up the cast of this production, and they all did a terrific job in developing each character throughout the show. At times I wanted to smack sonal presentation of the comedy that you felt truly engaged in the process of four adults’ extremely immature inability to handle what seems like an “easy” everyday issue. Director Andorlie Hillstrom explains that the feedback from both actors and audience has been extremely positive. “They enjoy the environment that we, The Golden Apple, are creating.” Alongside the warm atmosphere inside the Artesian and the combination of cabaret and traditional theatre styled seating, God of Carnage creates a very special ambiance for the audience. With everything from racism to sexist attitudes, politics to third world crises, fowl language, inebriation and vomiting, God of Carnage and the Golden Apple Theatre cast and crew create a beautifully structured and brilliant production. Only running from Jan. 30 to Feb. 10, you don't have much time left to grab tickets, but I highly suggest going to and picking up some up as soon as you can. I guarantee you will laugh, and if for some strange reason you don't, then at least there is a bar in the basement.

Golden Apple Theatre

certain characters for their arrogance, but that is the reality of life that this play presents. And, although these four parents met in the response of their boys’ bully-

The cast of God of Carnage

ing ordeal, Reza shows how bullying is not only an issue within school circles, but it crosses over into everyday lives of adults as well.

Golden Apple Theatre, an orthat promotes ganization Saskatchewan-based casts and crews for all their productions, put on such an intimate and per-

world crises, fowl language, inebriation and vomiting, God of Carnage and the Golden Apple Theatre cast and crew create a beautifully structured and brilliant production.”

“ With everything from racism to sexist attitudes, politics to third

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Super Bowl weekend: Liquor store’s saving grace

Sports Editor: Autumn McDowell the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

What was the over/under on the power outage? them provided me with a lot of braden dupuis, kris klein, material for Twitter jokes. Still, I autumn mcdowell, paige blame Bettman for the power outkreutzwieser age; he loves delaying games. Best this week’s roundtable moment was when Michelle, aka the other member of Destiny’s Child that isn’t Beyonce or Kelly What was your best and worst Rowland, looked so pissed off moment from this year’s Super performing. It’s not our fault you’re the least talented member, Bowl? bitch. Dupuis: The absolute fucking worst thing, as it is every year up Numerous Cougars teams will be here in Canada, was having to sit wrapping up the regular season through the same old garbage, this weekend. Which team have boring, self-promoting CTV com- you most enjoyed watching – or mercials while our neighbours to hearing about, since I know althe south got celebrities, big- most none of you actually go to budget action sequences and talk- games – this year? ing animals. The game itself was pretty great, but the best thing is Dupuis: Despite the subzero temprobably knowing I’ll never have peratures, “Dirty” Mike and the to see Ray Lewis dance or cry boys on the Cougars handball team have been entertaining as all again. hell this year. What’s that? We Kreutzwieser: Best was obviously don’t have a handball team, you the 34 minutes I had to explain say? I’ve been watching hobos about how pumped I am for a fight over moldy buns from possible Destiny’s Child come- BYOB, you say? That might exback. Worst was probably the 34 plain why they weren’t respondminutes where we had nothing ing to my interview requests. more to do but become more ine- Also, the horrible smell. briated. Kreutzwieser: I’m going to go Klein: Best moment for me would with the track team. Everyone inhave to be the part where Ray volved is way too nice for their Lewis went to the 50-yard line own good and deserves mass and descended into the heavens. recognition for their talent. Worst moment would have to be the lights going out. It’s the Super Klein: Well, that’s a tough one Bowl, how does that happen? since I only went to a couple of soccer games this year. So I’m goMcDowell: Tied for worst mo- ing to pick the soccer team based ment was the anthem length and on the exciting semi-final win the lights going out, both caused over the Huskies. roughly a 34-minute delay, which enraged me. However, both of McDowell: I would have to go

with the men’s hockey team. Not just because hockey is my favourite sport but also because I have sat through three long and sometimes hellish years of them losing and now they are finally making a playoff run. That, and the fact they are the only team that has little kids play hockey at intermission. Since the Saskatchewan Roughriders decided to release James Patrick in the off-season, how confident are you with Craig Butler as the starting safety?

Columnist for the Hockey News, Adam Proteau, says that the Calgary Flames have to trade Iginla and Kiprusoff. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Butler moving forward.

solutely no chance of ever winning the cup. Like ever. Just another reason he isn’t as good as Crosby. Just for fun: What is your favourite sports related movie?

Dupuis: Every year we end up losing one or two players that make me somewhat nervous. In 2007 it was John Chick and Stevie Baggs – not to mention MOP Kerry Joseph – and a few years later it was Fantuz. But every year, the holes are filled and the team ends up doing... slightly worse. I might be a little bit worried, yeah.

Dupuis: I find it hilarious that Feaster (and Sutter before him) absolutely refuses to allow his team to enter rebuilding mode. Instead, he patches holes with exFlames and signs scrubs to major contracts, hoping to squeeze into the playoffs year after year, with hilarious and predictable results. The time to trade them would have been five years ago, when they still had some decent value. Kreutzwieser: This is what I know about the Calgary Flames, Iginla is old and Kiprusoff is from Finland, and don’t ask me how I know the latter. I just do.

Dupuis: Will Smith is “Will Smith,” a west-Philadelphia teen who just wants to play basketball with his friends. After an embarrassing altercation with a local gang ends with Will getting spun comically over a gang member’s head, Will moves in with his aunty and uncle in Bel-Air, where his uncle’s butler, Jeffery (a retired NBA point guard), teaches him how to box. Kreutzwieser: the Mighty Ducks trilogy. Charlie Conway was a beauty. I always wished I could rollerblade as good as him.

Klein: Have to say, I’m pretty confident with Butler. I think the kid is ready to be a star.

Kreutzwieser: Ask me that again when it isn’t the Monday after the Super Bowl, but I will say he had a pretty standout rookie year in ‘11 so that’s got to speak for something.

Klein: As one of the few Flames fans left, I have to say he’s right. I don’t know why the Flames are insistent of keeping the same group of players without going through a rebuilding year. And, plus, Iggy deserves a cup more than anyone else in the league, so why not trade him to a contender? McDowell: They’re the worst team in the league, so they have to do something to turn this damn bus around, and a big part of that will be shipping off Iginla for some prospects. Of course, since the Flames are so stupid, they will most assuredly re-sign Iginla to a massive contract that they can’t afford, rendering him with ab-

Klein: Slap Shot by far. First saw it when I was five years old and have seen it over 100 times since.

McDowell: I used to be impressed with Patrick’s clutch interception abilities but he wasn’t much of a threat at all last season and Butler made a play almost every time he was on the field. So, to answer the question, yes, I’m confident in

McDowell: Oh boy, please God don’t make me choose – just kidding, I’m the one that made up this question. Well, my initial instinct was Slap Shot, but then there is the Adam Sandler classic Happy Gilmore, and what about the Mighty Ducks or Friday Night Lights. Essentially I’m a big fan of any sports movie based on a true story. But, just so that I don’t cop out of the question, I’ll go with Remember the Titans, final answer.

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the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

They’re actually good
U of R swim team looks better than ever

Kelsey Conway

I can’t swim. Sad face.

braden dupuis
sports writer With the end of the 2012-13 season fast approaching, members of the Cougars swim team are looking to finish strong on the national stage. Five Cougars will be representing the University of Regina at the CIS championships on Feb. 21-23 in Calgary, including thirdyears Samantha Bancescu and Jessica Winter, second-year Chris Myers and rookies Dale Hamilton and Quinn Moore. The team is coming off of a strong showing at this year ’s Canada West Championships, where five new school records were set and a conference medal was won by a member of the Cougars women’s swimming program for just the second time ever. “[The season’s] been going good, and I guess after this weekend, I’d have to say it’s been going really good,” Bancescu said with a laugh. With her third place finish in backstroke, the 100-metre Bancescu earned the Cougars their second conference medal since 2010, and locked down a spot at this year’s CIS championships. Her time of 1:04:55 also set a new U of R record. “It means a lot,” Bancescu said, of having her name in the record books. “I’d like to hope that those records are there for a long time, but I mean, even just to make an impression on the program, for as long as those records stand, I think that means a lot to me.” While it’s no secret that the U of R’s swim program has struggled over the years, Bancescu believes that’s a dying trend. “In the last year, I think the number of people that we’ve sent

to Canada West has doubled, and I’d like to hope that maybe it doubles again for next year. I think what it comes down to is just bodies. We need more people, and so I’d think that may be on the recruiting aspect, we need to kinda just get in there and snipe some of those Grade 12’s,” she laughed. One recent recruit has already shown he’s up to the challenge. First-year Quinn Moore, a local product out of Campbell Collegiate, has been turning heads in his rookie season. Moore was awarded SaskSport’s Athlete of the Month Award for his performances in December. “He had a couple of competitions that he went to within the month and did very well, so that’s kind of exciting,” said Noreen Murphy, manager of SaskSport awards. “He’s going to be very good I think. He’s developing very well, and he’s already – in his age category – putting up pretty impressive personal bests in all of his events he’s entered in.” At the Paul Bergen Junior Invitational Swim Meet in Portland, Oregon from Dec. 7-9, Moore took home silver medals in the 100m and 200m backstrokes. His time of 1:59:96 in the 200m marked a new Saskatchewan Senior/Open Provincial Record. At a competition in Regina later that month, he set another senior/open record in the 100m individual medley. The performances earned him a nomination on behalf of Swim Saskatchewan, Inc., which led to the athlete of the month award. In an eventful first-year of university swim competition; Moore sees his success at the Oregon meet as a highlight. “I was really excited going into that, because the past few

years I’ve been going there and I’ve swam really well,” he said. “I don’t know if I was in the perfect mental state ... or if it was just like I was physically ready, or the stars aligned or something, whatever it was, I didn’t expect to go as fast as I did there. I expected a few good swims but not as well as I did.” While fortune may have shone on Moore in the month of December, his luck would turn at the beginning of the New Year, when he was hampered by an unexpected injury in the weeks leading up to Canada West championships. “I got tendonitis in both my elbows, so that’s been [affecting me] over the past three, four weeks or so,” he said. “I’ve just been working on healing that right now... I didn’t swim too well at CanWest because of that.” Despite the nagging injury, Moore led the men’s team with 31 points at CanWest championships. Coming from a family of swimmers, Moore has been hitting the pool competitively since the age of 10. “I started originally because

my mom was afraid that we’d drown at our cottage,” he said with a laugh. “Then she looked more into it, and she found that there was a competitive club that we could swim with, and from there, all three of us, my two siblings and I, we just loved it and moved up through the groups there and just stuck with it.” Moore’s brother Max and sister, Taylor, have both swam at the university level, which helped spark recruitment interest in Moore before he was out of high school. After courting emails from swimming programs across the country, he decided to sign with the U of R based on his familiarity with coach Sylvain Pineau. “He’s been working with me for just over two-and-a-half years,” Moore said. “I was pretty comfortable coming into the program here knowing that I already had a good relationship with the coach. “Sylvain is definitely working on building the team, and we’ve got a lot of other guys coming in who are improving. It’s definitely not a one person job.”

Moore and Bancescu will get one more chance to leave an impression before the season’s over at the CIS championships in Calgary. Bancescu, who will be making her third straight appearance at the CIS championships, has her eyes set on medalling for the second competition in a row. “It would probably mean the world to me,” she said. “I’m really happy with my medal this past weekend [at Canada West], but I think a national medal would be 100 times better.” But as much as that national medal would mean to her, Bancescu knows just as well as Moore that one swimmer does not make a team. “I’d like to just say that most of my success ... it’s not just my personal success,” she said. “With the support of my team and everything, I’d say it’s more of a team success than just Sam Bancescu’s success.”

“ It would probably mean the world to me. I’m really happy with my medal
this past weekend [at Canada West], but I think a national medal would be 100 times better.”
Samantha Bancescu

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Pandas almost extinct
The women’s hockey team wants a first-round playoff bye
taryn riemer
contributor The University of Regina Cougars and the University of Alberta Pandas – separated by just one point – battled for second place in the Canada West standings and a first-round playoff bye Feb.1-2. The first period was fast paced – back and forth action between both ends. Although the girls had a lot of goal scoring chances, they couldn’t find the back of the net. The second period was similar to the first with very few whistles. But fifth-year Cougar forward Paige Wheeler did sneak the puck past the Pandas’ goalie Michala Jeffries with just over 12 minutes left in the second. The Cougars had a few notable chances in the last six minutes of the period to increase their lead, but couldn’t beat Jeffries. At one point, the U of R appeared to score when Wheeler tipped in a long-range shot from First-year defenceman Alexis Larson. However, Wheeler’s stick was high and the goal was waved off. Just moments later, fifth-year forward Gina Campbell fired a shot from the top of the circle that hit the inside corner of the post and bounced out. The momentum was on the Cougars’ side going into the third. Half way through the period ther team could break the barrier and the third period ended up being scoreless; forcing overtime. Overtime was just as high tempo as the third. Lots of chances came from both sides. There was a tense moment with just under five minutes left as the referee called a penalty shot for the Pandas, but Schmidt was able to keep her team in the game and as overtime expired, the score was still tied at two goals apiece. A scoreless overtime made way for an intense shootout that had the crowd cheering the Cougars on every step of the way through the marathon sevenround shootout. Finally, the Pandas were able to score as the seventh shooter managed to sneak the puck passed Schmidt, handing the Cougars a 3-2 loss. “I think our team played hard both these games; I don’t think we have any reason to hang our heads,” Schmidt said. “We’re looking at second for the standings now, so we just have to focus on U of M for next weekend.” With the series split, the Cougars still have sole possession of second place in Canada West and will head to Manitoba this weekend to finish off the regular season.

Kelsey Conway

Women’s hockey team, meet the playoffs they got a turnover in the Pandas’ end and fifth-year forward Rianne Wight blasted a shot straight to the top right corner of the net, extending the Cougars’ lead 2-0. The tempo was high and with just 15 seconds left, second-year defenceman Carleen Meszaros passed the puck to Wheeler, who slid it to fourth-year forward Kendra Finch for a wide open goal. Saturday night’s game started off with the fifth-year girls being recognized. Wheeler, Wight, Campbell and Hilary Lerat will

all be leaving the team this year after five seasons with the Cougars. After a pre-game presentation to the fifth-years, the team started off a little flat. The Pandas capitalized on a power play opportunity with four minutes remaining in the first period to take a 1-0 lead in the game. But, the Cougars weren’t ready to give up. With eight and a half minutes left in the game, Wheeler got around the Pandas’ defence and passed the puck out front to Campbell to tie the game

at one. The second period saw a pair of penalties against the Cougars to start things off. The Pandas captured more of the momentum when they put another goal past Cougars’ second-year goaltender Jennifer Schmidt to go up 2-1. The Cougars fought hard to try and get back into the game. With three minutes left, Meszaros took a shot from the top of the circle that found the back mesh of the Pandas’ net to even things up. The third period was another high tempo contest. However, nei-

It’s date night, time for some chell
Who wants to go to a movie when you could play hockey?
what the puck?
autumn mcdowell
sports editor Why bear the cold Regina wind and terrible parking, only to sit in a freezing cold arena to watch your team lose 3-0, when you could be in control of your favourite team’s destiny from the comfort of your own cozy bedroom? Since the release of EA Sports NHL Hockey for Sega Genesis back in 1991, hockey fans and gaming nerds have been united for 22 strong years. Fans could now live out moments that they have always dreamed about but had never imagined coming true. They could now punch Chris Pronger in the face as many times as they wanted, undress Drew Doughty or snipe one top shelf against Roberto Luongo, and if they are really ambitious, make the Toronto Maple Leafs actually win the Cup – that’s how you know it’s not real life. Did I mention that you could do all this without having to endure the overwhelming stench of hockey gear and not have to listen to Pierre McGuire’s idiotic commentary? This must be what heaven is like. From the former hockey player that never went anywhere to the closet nerd who has decided partnership with in a rousing game of old time hockey is healthy, especially if the two of you are relatively evenly matched. However, if one person is consistently beating the other in devastating fashion – like Winnipeg’s embarrassing 8-3 loss to Tampa Bay this season – you might as well call it quits right now. But, if you can have a long relationship series, as long as neither of you end up in the penalty box after the game, everyone is happy, because the couple that dangles together, stays together.

“ If you can have a

to take their hockey card collection to the next level, everyone can get the chance to play in an NHL arena. The game has improved quite drastically since 1991 – shocking, I know. Players now have the option to play as every team in the National Hockey League, American Hockey league and Canadian Hockey League, as well as other pointless leagues that no

I’m currently on a two game winning streak. Just sayin.

one has ever heard of including Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Add to that the “Be A Pro” mode, which allows you to play as former greats, reliving their glory days and you are ready to get your massive hockey butt off of the pine and onto the ice. But seriously, does anyone ever actually play as a WHL team in the game unless they’re actually on that team in real life and

they want to play with themselves – that’s awkward. If anyone tells me they play as the Prince George Cougars on a daily basis, I will call their bluff right now. Have I mentioned that NHL 13, or “chell” as us hardcore people like to call it, makes for a great date night and a good indicator of how long your relationship will last? Really, though, battling the person you are in a domestic

long relationship series, as long as neither of you end up in the penalty box after the game, everyone is happy, because the couple that dangles together, stays together.”

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The Blackout Bowl
The Ravens got away with murder against the 49ers
paige kreutzwieser
contributor I heard there are thoughts that the day after the Super Bowl should be a national holiday. Unfortunately, for us folks here in Canada, we still would have to show up to school and work hungover. How unfair. But, besides the fact that you may be in a state of coma after the copious amounts of beverages and food you indulged in, nothing actually beats the fact that you just watched an amazing battle on the gridiron. Now, maybe not all Super Bowls have had the same ambiance as this: brother’s dueling it out as head coaches, Ray Lewis’ potential to ascend into the heavens, and if Colin Kaepernick could deflate the “elite” resume Joe Flacco was looking for. But, then again, what didn’t this Super Bowl have? We had a pathetic start for the 49ers, Jacoby “mother effing” Jones coming out to play, Flacco adding more zeros to his salary, millions of people watching the Mercedes-Benz Superdome lights turn off for over 30 minutes, a surprising Niners comeback attempt, a new NFL category of postpower outage stats, and the Ravens literally ‘holding’ off San Francisco with a 34-31 win. the field when Jones set a Super Bowl record with his 109-yard kickoff return. Speaking of Jones, No. 12 was some pretty tough competition for Beyonce, flaunting his moves and swag all over that end zone. That is what I like so much about the NFL – the confidence. And the Super Bowl just fuels this with all its media day coverage and montages. Even Lewis being quoted in response to the double murders saying “if you really knew how God works, he don’t use people who commit anything like that [murder] for his glory.” Seriously, what didn’t the Blackout Bowl have? I could go on about the over analysis of the Harbaugh brothers’ reactions, and how the Niners couldn’t figure out what to do in the 34 blackout minutes instead of stupidly using timeouts, and Canada being screwed over again by the CRTC with Carpet Superstore commercials. But I won’t, because I am so much more knowledgeable now knowing that Mariana’s Trench is performing in Moose Jaw. Well, thank you New Orleans. Here’s to a rough Monday and probably over a month’s worth of annoying controversy and sound bytes from Super Bowl XLVII.

Well, at least it’s not a staged photo.

But, all that set aside, we should congratulate the United States on housing Beyonce’s bootylicious performance. After just having a baby and being able to kill those dance moves in those heels, plus rocking it out with Destiny’s Child, it’s no wonder the lights went out. About those lights, hey? Tom Westoll, a student at the U of R,

who – like nearly everyone else in the world – dubbed this the “Blackout Bowl”, was one step behind Oreo, who quickly created a clever ad in response to the power outage, which occurred a handful of minutes into the third quarter. Also, Twitter was on fire with hilarious remarks about the illtimed blackout. It was a great way to occupy the time while the an-

nouncers tried desperately to come up with predictions and stupid useless facts about power outages in NFL history. And, even though I was rooting for the Ravens, I still feel bad that it’s only one day after the game and 49ers quarterback Kaepernick is already willing to take the majority of the heat for the loss. I mean, he wasn’t even on

Cougars highlights
The regular season final countdown is in full swing
autumn mcdowell
sports editor Men’s hockey: worse for the Cougars, who lost three sets in a row to the visiting Huskies. The Cougars (2-18) have an opportunity to close out their season with a win when they take on the Calgary Dinos (6-14) this weekend in hostile territory. Track and Field: After their impressive showing at the Sled Dog meet in Saskatoon on Jan. 25-26, the Cougars continued their winning ways at the Bison Classic in Winnipeg last weekend. The Cougars had another of its members auto-qualify for the CIS Championships as fourthyear Connor MacDonald hit the CIS standard in high jump. Fourth-year Karissa LePage and third-year Matt Johnson continued their domination on the indoor track, both setting new Cougars records in the 1500 metre race; Lepage also set a new record in the 3000m. Overall, the Cougars took home eight golds, seven silvers, and two bronze medals last weekend. Next up for the Cougars is the Kinsmen meet at the Regina Fieldhouse on Feb. 8 followed by the CanWest Championships, also in Regina, on Feb. 22. Thank God the men’s hockey team already clinched a playoff spot, because they suffered two back-to-back losses last weekend at the hands of the Alberta Golden Bears. Granted, Alberta is ranked first in Canada West and second in the CIS for a reason, and their experience definitely showed during the weekend series, as they took it to the Cougars 6-0 and 2-0. The Cougars were out shot 9543 on the weekend. Regina will look to get back to their winning ways in their final two regular season games this weekend against the University of Manitoba at home. Puck drops at 7 p.m. on Friday, and an awkward time of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Women’s volleyball: After holding one of the worst records in campus sports this season, the Cougars women’s volleyball team finally struck a little bit of luck against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies last weekend. Not to take anything away from their victory, but the Huskies

Marc Messett

are one of the only two teams that are below the Cougars in the standings. Still, the Cougars were finally able to register two back-to-back victories for just the second time this season – the first was against Thompson Rivers, who haven’t won a single game all year. Thanks to the strong play from second-year outside hitter Tori Glynn on both nights, the Cougars walked away with a four-set victory on Friday, and a

At least one team from every sport made playoffs, except volleyball.

Men’s volleyball:

five-set win on Saturday to boost their morale. The Cougars (5-15) will close out the season this weekend against the Calgary Dinos (9-11) in Calgary.

Tied for dead last out of 12 teams in Canada West, the Cougars men’s volleyball team continued their losing streak last weekend with back-to-back losses against

the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Including a tournament in early January, the team has now lost 13 consecutive games. The Cougars shocked the world in the first set, as they actually registered a 25-23 set win against the No. 4 Huskies. But, the excitement would be short lived as the Cougars went on to lose the next three sets in a row – that’s more like it. Saturday night was even


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A voice for misogyny
When a friend first told me about “A Voice for Men” (, it was with anger at the rampant sexism and misunderstanding of feminism going on there. I thought I would take a look for myself, because surely it couldn’t be that bad. Men and boys are also victims of a patriarchal culture. They are expected to be tough and never show love. They are pressured by gender norms into depicting a hyper-masculine persona they may not believe in, and they fear the stigma of pursuing “feminine” careers like nursing or decorating. I hoped I would come to a website that was created for men to voice their outrage at the patriarchy shaping and controlling their social expectations, the same as it does to women. After all, it is a long established patriarchal culture that has created these struggles. Surely, a website that states its goal as “compassion for men and boys” would understand that. Well, apparently not. I felt disgust and horror after perusing a couple articles and reading even more headers. The writers on the site, both male and female, are essentially blaming feminist movements for the “oppression” of men in society, entirely missing the point that feminism works to fight against the actual causes of gender inequality, which are patriarchy and misogyny. They also do a great job of lumping in all feminists with their perceived brand of feminism, the brand that apparently wishes to destroy men. This stereotyping is unacceptable in other discussions, like those of race and religion, so it should also be unacceptable in the branding of ideology. Notice how I haven’t lumped in the entire male gender, or even men who wish to be appropriately represented in society with the men running and writing for this website. At any rate, I was content to put this soapbox to rest. Some people can’t be reached. Some people are so set in their ideology that you deserve to get your hand bitten if you feed the trolls. I believe these men are entitled to their opinions, as misguided as I believe they are. I wasn’t going to fight with that. But this afternoon, I noticed something in the classroom building that turned that passivity into rage like gasoline on a fire. On Feb. 7, the Women Centre and Sofia House, two organizations that help women leave abusive situations, are sponsoring a stand-up comedy event at The Owl to support survivors of domestic abuse. I recently left a very emotionally abusive relationship, and find myself in need of a positive support group to help me deal with this and as such, this comedy night seemed like a great idea. But pasted directly on the poster is a hand-written sticker that reads “ Take the red pill”. I was extremely offended. To advertise a website that actively supports the oppression of women, and to imply that in the “real world”, as The Matrix reference implies, there is no domestic violence or that domestic violence is caused by the abused women themselves, is disgusting and hurt me on both a personal and an intellectual level. Dear “Voice for Men,” having both seen and experienced domestic violence, I can assure, the red pill doesn’t taste how you think it does. What “A Voice for Men” wishes to promote (though I haven’t stumbled into anything that supports their cause very successfully) is respect for men in society. That’s fine. Here, let me teach you how to do that. Firstly, respect others. Secondly, think before you blame. Thirdly, have empathy. The gentleman (or gentlewoman) who placed this sticker on the poster didn’t do any of these things, and thus, failed at earning my respect. In fact, they have made me angrier with the kinds of misogynists whom I am trying to understand, and have caused me to lose any respect I could have had. If they wish for their voice to be heard, they must be willing to hear the voices of others. By literally pasting over the voice of women who have faced domestic abuse, they are saying that they don’t believe the voices or views of those women matter.

Julia Dima

Silencing the voices of others is not how you gain compassion for your own voice. Why should your voice matter to us if you by hiding behind an anonymous sticker. disregard us so easily? I am easy enough to contact. You can But regardless of my anger, I believe find me in the Carillon office on Monday this person has some meaning behind their and Tuesday evenings, I am Julie Dima on action. I want to know why you did it, Facebook, and my Twitter handle is whoever you are. I want to know what @JuliaVDima. You can also write a letter to struggles you have to deal with every day the editor to reply to me, if you’re more as a man to need to seek the support so accomfortable with that. But please, if this is tively, that you are willing to quash the a view you find worth justifying, come and support systems of others to garner the atdo it to the face of someone who has surtention. vived the sort of abuse I believe What injustices are you suffering, that promotes. your sticker is more important than helping women who have been abused, like myself, to find support for our trauma? Teach me about “A Voice for Men,” and please, cor- julia dima rect any of my misunderstandings. But not production manager

Remember that Friends episode where Rachel wants to make an English trifle dessert but gets the recipe mixed up with a shepherd’s pie? She ends up with a weird layered potato, custard and beef cake that, out of politeness, everyone tries to eat but just can’t stomach. I see the old federal riding boundaries in much the same way. Shepherd’s pie (rural areas) and English trifle (urban areas) are both delightful things but if they’re smushed together, something is going to get compromised. Does this mean I value one over the other? Absolutely not. It means by acknowledging the differences, we can work towards an electoral system in which each complement each other and is utilized to its fullest potential. The argument (and robocalls) that insinuate that Saskatchewan’s values are somehow at risk by creating urban only ridings has no merit – or should I say Marit? Furthermore, I am certain that the reason we have such a low voter turnout is more due to a lack of faith in our system and feeling unengaged in politics than because of confusion about riding boundaries.

Boundary battles

At universities we learn how to become critical thinkers. Why would someone disagree with a recommendation based on equalization of voters’ voices? Usually privilege is involved in such debates. If you take a look at the current Members of Parliament for Saskatchewan, it is clear who gains privilege from mixed rural/urban boundaries. Partisanship should not outweigh fairness. The fact that I felt the need to defend the official decision of the Federal Ridings Boundary Commission – a decision that is completely backed by facts, common sense and logic – seems wrong to me. Unfortunately, given our federal political landscape, this seems to have become the norm. It is with sincere hope that the acceptance of the commission’s report will be a first step to creating a more democratic Canada.

Edward Dodd

But really, North Central and Wolseley in the same riding? That shit’s fucked up.

paige kezima

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Green eats
It’s not easy eating green. Veganism is increasingly becoming a popular lifestyle choice, and the benefits of an animal-free diet are numerous. Whether because of an aversion to eating animals, opposition to the animal cruelty all too often involved in the meat industry, the meat industry itself, or simply to just live a healthier lifestyle, many people are choosing to remove meat from their food pyramid. Even in the face of all these benefits, many people who consider becoming vegan – the following points are mostly applicable to vegetarianism too – do not take up the lifestyle for various reasons, either because they don’t want to change, they’re afraid of the social stigma the lifestyle confers, they feel overwhelmed by the amount of products used in daily life that aren’t animal friendly, or most commonly just do not know how to proceed. The last problem is especially acute in Regina. A quick Google search of ‘veganism in Regina’ brings up scarce results, which is discouraging at best. Furthermore, it’s not very helpful that the “Vegans of Regina” Facebook group is a closed group, and to see the contents one needs to be a member. Although this may not seem like a huge deal, again, the point of social stigma is raised, if someone in Regina is pondering veganism, the group would be better if it was open so that potential vegans could get advice from successful vegans in this city. Leaving the group closed leaves interested people isolated from potentially valuable information for surviving in this city as a vegan. Yet, Facebook groups from some other Canadian cities also close their

group to the public, while some of the groups of bigger cities leave their group open for viewing by everyone, even though it would already be easier to be vegan in cities like Toronto. So, if you’re living in Regina, it would make the most sense to slowly cut the animal products out of your diet, not everything at once. That doesn’t seem to be a good idea for anybody anywhere, especially in Regina. It simply makes more sense to slowly cut certain foods out of your diet and replace them with vegan options as you find them. Also, it is very important to research the lifestyle first, again, especially in Regina. Although researching veganism may be a tad disheartening, once you realize how many products are not vegan, which include the glue used in some musical instruments, plywood, the tires on your car, pig’s blood in cigarettes, the heavy polluting trucks used to transport vegan products, Guinness (when I found this out I forever ruled out being vegan) and not to mention the animals and insects that are harmed in harvesting crops. These facts aren’t meant to deter people from the lifestyle, because veganism shouldn’t be seen as a total overhaul, but rather a matter of degree. Some things would be harder to leave behind then just the diet, for example tires on cars would be an extremely hard life style change, and most vegans continue to use tires that have animal products in them. Just like any other lifestyle change, veganism and vegetarianism would not be easy, especially in Regina, but there are numerous benefits that outweigh the hardships for many vegans worldwide.

That looks pretty damn delicious

michael chmielewski

Calm down
De-stressing should not be distressing. Many university students are constantly on the go. Between numerous classes and amounts of homework, plus many with demanding jobs, stress builds up easily. Along with this stress comes the feeling of being overwhelmed. After going through all that it is easy to get tired and want to quit. But there is a better way to cope with all that is asked of a university student. The answer is to simply slow down and relax every once and a while. Set aside time in your busy schedule once or even twice a week to relax. By relax, I don’t mean go get drunk with friends or waste your time doing other activities that stress you out. Do something that is actually calming, something you enjoy that puts you at ease, something you don’t have to work at. Of course this doesn’t have to be something you do at home, there are many relaxing activities available at the university itself. If swimming is something you find relaxing and calming, the university offers recreational swim times, as long as you have a student ID card. Of course, due to aquatic sports and staffing the pool recreational hours only run at certain times. The hours of recreational swim can be found on the university website or if you take a walk down the kinesiology building hallway, there is a poster near the change rooms also displaying the times available for recreational swim. So if any of the swim times work with your schedule take time out of your day, even if it is a half hour, to relax and slow down. The university gym is also a nice place to relax if you enjoy working your body and releasing pent up stress. There are signup sheets on the front desk for the equip-

Or, if you don’t like exercise or reading, you can take up pencil breaking. ment, just book your time. If you are new to the gym, the staff is very helpful and friendly, feel free to ask them about any equipment and how to use it. If physical activities don’t relax you, there is always the option of picking up a good book, one that you don’t have to study for a class, and reading for a little bit each day. Pretty much anything that gets your head out of the pile of shit you have to

do, and into a relaxed state that you can enjoy. Why is this important? It’s important to relax because if stress keeps building up, you will become overwhelmed. You’ll find that you will have so much going on inside your head that you can’t think straight, which isn’t good if you are trying to focus on an important assignment. Allowing yourself a little time to relax lets your mind

calm down and straighten out what you have to do while releasing stress. In the long run, it helps you get through everything without having to quit.

raenna gohm

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Who’s entitled?
And you thought the Liberal Party was arrogant. The Federal Riding Redistribution Commission filed its report last week, and along with the report, a dissenting report from the president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities David Marit was filed, a report that suggested the current rural-urban hybrid ridings reflected “Saskatchewan values.” Robocalls to that made the same argument also went out at the behest of the Conservative government – a fact they first denied then admitted to. Now, the Conservative government is fond of labelling anyone that uses social programming (or “entitlement programs” as they like to call them) in Canada “entitled.” But let’s consider who is really entitled. It is certainly not the people who can barely scrape by living paycheque to paycheque and taking welfare when they need it. It’s Conservative ministers like Peter Mackay who think that if they are out in the middle of back-wood Newfoundland they can call a military helicopter to pick them up. Who think expensive photo ops with F-35 jets is more than enough research and competition to determine that they are the plane for our military. It’s Conservative ministers like Tony Clement who think that having the G8 and G20 summits in their riding means new gazebos miles from where the summits were to take place, and ministers that think building a $57,000 temporary fake lake is a good investment of tax dollars. It’s Conservative ministers like Bev Oda who think that a $17 orange juice and lavish five-star hotels are something that Canadians won’t begrudge her while people in northern Canada can barely afford bread because of a growing food crisis. It’s a Conservative minister like Jim Flaherty who creates a Parliamentary Budget Officer and then does everything in his power to obfuscate the finances of government and stand in the way of that officer doing his job. The same minister that wrote a letter to the CRTC putting pressure on them to allow a new radio station to begin broadcasting in his riding, a serious conflict of interest. It’s a Prime Minister who thinks that because he has a Parliamentary majority, he can govern like a dictator, forcing huge omnibus budget bills through Parliament with no debate and no conciliation. It’s an entire party that thinks it can stick its nose into a non-partisan commission on redistributing ridings and blanket an entire province with robocalls to sway support against a necessary change to riding boundaries. It is a party that deliberately denies urban voters a voice in this province for the sake of protecting their 93 per cent share of seats while only receiving 56 per cent of the popular vote. Certainly per cent of seats will never match perfectly with the popular vote, but a 37 per cent disparity between those numbers is not something to be proud of and certainly not a “Saskatchewan value.” This is a far cry from the Tories that took power in 2006 on the promise of cleaning up the corruption in Ottawa and ending the government entitlements of the Liberal years. But the entitlement and corruption that seems to be encouraged in this government is an affront to all Canadians. The Saskatchewan riding boundaries robocalls are just another example on a long list of entitled behaviour.

“ [Entitlement] is an entire party that thinks it can stick its nose into a non-partisan commission
on redistributing ridings and blanket an entire province with robocalls to sway support against a necessary change to riding boundaries.”
edward dodd
op-ed editor

I’m breaking up with you
SASKATOON (CUP) – Dear University, I vividly remember the day when I first laid eyes on you. An early summer morning, the sun shining across your sensuous body. Your figure etched dramatically against the landscape. I knew instantly that there was something special about you. I still remember the precise moment when, my entire body quivering with anticipation, I entered you for the first time. I thought it could be that forever kind of love you usually only read about. As the years passed, we grew together, and so did our relationship. It was no longer just about the fun or the drinking, or how in debt we both were. It was about what we could learn, how we could change the world and ourselves. In the years that followed you taught me so much about the nature of life, the universe and everything. I was ready to make a lifelong commitment. But as we approached our four-year anniversary, my feelings toward you started to change. I started to see a side of you I had never noticed before – and it hurt me. You see, in my mind you had always stood up to the storm of ignorance and hate in the world around us. With you, I felt safe expressing my opinions and to explore whatever piqued my interests. I felt I could experience the true spectrum of the arts and sciences, with your glowing support. With you by my side, I felt I could be myself – no matter who that was. I felt in my heart that it would be like this forever. I now realize that I was the ignorant one. I ignored the fact that you, like everything else in the world, are not perfect. For a long time I blocked that fact out. When you made decisions I didn’t agree with, I would listen to your justification and accept it. But what I’ve started to realize is that we simply aren’t all that close in our beliefs. I want to be clear: we still share our passion. I mean, you probably like health sciences even more than I do, and it’s my major. But it’s the way you treat my friends that hurts me. It’s like you don’t even really care about them and what they do. It seems like you couldn’t care less about our English, history, and art friends. Frankly, more than a few of them feel like you’re always talking and scheming behind their backs. I think they are starting to resent me for sticking by you despite the things you’re saying. To be fair, I know it isn’t entirely your fault. There has been a lot of pressure from the outside and I know you aren’t getting the same funds you’re used to. I guess people just don’t care as much about what you do anymore, especially when it has nothing to do with industry. But it’s how you’re dealing with this stress that’s showing your true character.

You may disguise your intents through “task forces” and “TransformUS,” but we all know your true intentions: to get rid of the people who don’t make money ... And I’m sorry, but I can’t be a part of that. We had some great times together and I’ll never forget all you taught me, but I guess this is it. Things between us are coming to an end. I can no longer be involved with someone who could marginalize such valuable parts of their community. So I’ll be moving on, exploring the world and maybe, if I’m lucky, finding a partner who

shares my ideologies. And you – I’m sure you will find a path that works for you. You certainly have a bright future ahead of you as a technical institute. Thanks for the good times. I wish you the best. Maybe we can get a coffee sometime. With love, Andrew John Roebuck

andrew roebuck
the sheaf, university of saskatchewan

We can do way more with departmental amalgamation
The recent student concern over the amalgamation of departments is understandable but perhaps directed toward the wrong problem. The process that the departmental amalgamation is taking is actually exactly what angry students want – a cutting of administration by reducing service staff to each department. With one department where there once was two, only one secretary will be needed to service what remains of the departments once their professors retire and have their positions vapourized through attrition. For example, while the department of philosophy and history will become one, that does not mean students will be getting a new degree in philosophical history or historical philosophy. It just means they will be sharing limited resources while also sharing an office and a secretary. This is clearly an innovative way to spark humanities-based sitcoms to compete with The Big Bang Theory while also reducing administrative overhead costs. The real problem I have with these amalgamations, though, is that they are not innovative or creative enough. Philosophy and history are different, but admittedly if you had to force two departments to share an office, there are less obvious choices that could have been made. My suggestion, then, for my own Department of History, is a very literal merger with the Department of Physics. This does not mean simply sharing an office and an administrative staff, but actually merging the programs together to create something absolutely new, innovative, creative, inno-ventive, energetic, and synergetic. This new degree will obviously be a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Temporal Engineering, or in laymen’s terms, a degree in time travel. Think of it: history students are always looking to find out what happened in the past. Physicists are always looking for ways to understand and manipulate scientific laws to help humanity. Together, physicists and historians could strive toward creating a time machine that would help historians do their work more thoroughly and allow physicists the opportunity to discover more about the nature of time and space. It’s the perfect marriage. Such an amalgamation would put the University of Regina at the forefront of research into time travel and make national headlines, boosting our reputation as a university that is boldly going in its own

the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

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the carillon | Feb. 7 - 13, 2013

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