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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010

USC looking at cuts to balance low revenues
By Cheryl Stone
Gazette Staff

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The University Students’ Council is starting to face a credit crunch. At the end of the second fiscal quarter for the current academic year, the USC found itself $1 million below expectations. While the USC has been able to keep itself afloat, declining revenues may turn the third quarter into a financial squeeze. “If we did not do anything, we would run a deficit budget,” Sacha Kumar, vice-president finance for the USC, said. “But we’ve been cutting expenses for the past few months to try to bring the budget back in line.” Kumar explained the current situation was caused by lower than expected revenues from the USC’s operations, such as the Wave and the Spoke, the Used Book Store and Mustang Alley. This has forced the USC to spend more than they can currently afford. “We go with a mentality that we’re going to get back in line and try as hard as possible to do that, but a deficit budget at the end of this fiscal year is very possible,” Kumar said. Richard Wong, student representative on the Board of Governors and a former USC councillor, said many councillors were concerned the budget’s projections were too high when first made. “I think that’s up to the USC […] to make sure that they minimize this deficit as much as possible,” Wong said. “[Financially] it’s not that strong.” Kumar said the cuts would largely come from within the USC’s corporate structure. Student life, clubs, services and groups would

not see budget cuts. “We’re hoping these cuts aren’t something that students feel because that’s not what we want to do,” Kumar said. “I believe that there is room in the budget to cut expenses that are related to the general running of the USC and us performing as an efficient company.” Cathy Clarke, general manager for the USC, said the budget has forced the USC to take a new perspective. “Things we might not have necessarily looked at until next year’s budget, we’re looking at now,” she said. The USC is looking to create cuts which last for at least 18 months. “It’s a continuous improvement model, because again, it’s a real situation,” Clarke explained. “From my viewpoint it’s an opportunity to redo the USC.” Both Clarke and Kumar are looking at increasing revenue with the operations currently owned by the USC. Kumar explained he was creating a committee to look into marketing for the USC: “It’s a fairly easy and low cost thing to do that could have a big impact on revenue for our operations.” Wong felt the operations needed a closer look and not just new marketing. “They might not be relating to students anymore,” he said. Wong felt prices, and what the services offer, might not be in students’ best interests. “There’s a lot of room for creative solutions to these operations,” he said. Kumar explained students should not fear the USC would reach further into students pockets. “I don’t think we should just raise taxes or fees just because our budget has grown,” he said.

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JUST ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE. Men’s hockey head coach Clarke Singer, shown above, looks on during his team’s 4-2 victory over the York Lions at Thompson arena on Saturday. The win was Singer’s 250th of his university coaching career.

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Senate approves fall reading week for 2010-11
By Kaleigh Rogers
Gazette Staff

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By Meagan Kashty
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Beginning next fall, students at the University of Ottawa will join the company of a few Ontario universities when they enjoy a reading week during October. “We believe it’s a great plan that will allow students to focus on their assignments while classes are cancelled,” Eric Bercier, registrar at the University said. “What we’re mostly proud of is the ability to have a reading week, responding to the needs of students, [and] continuing to improve an already good student experience, all without compromising the integrity of our academic calendar,” Bercier explained. However, students at the University have mixed feelings about the extra week off. “Keep in mind, we are paying for that week, and yet our tuition won’t be any lower,” said Sammi

Wright, fourth-year history student at U of Ottawa, who didn’t feel the break is needed. “I’m also concerned that a fall reading week will elongate the fall term or even the entire year,” she added. However, Bercier confirmed the academic calendar will only have minor alterations. “The impact is rather minimal on the academic calendar, because the changes are fairly minor — reduced exam period by one day and an abolished study day that took place between the end of the session and the beginning of exams,” he said U of Ottawa is not alone in its decision to implement the break from classes. Starting this school year, York University instituted a fall reading week, while both Nipissing University and Trent University have long traditions of autumn breaks. Trent’s academic calendar has included a reading week since its

inception in 1964, explained Jeffrey Cadence, manager of student affairs at Trent. “It actually was part of the original design, [which was] built around the Oxford-Cambridge system. It’s just a way of breaking [the academic year] into more manageable chunks,” Cadence said. “I believe it’s mostly beneficial. You get a break and a breather and you can do some reflection, and catch up when you need to.” Here at Western, a fall reading week seemed like a foreign concept. Dan Moulton, vice-president university affairs for the University Students’ Council, said there didn’t appear to be a demand from the student body for a fall break. “Having a fall reading week would be impossible at Western in the current academic structure [...] because of the academic demands
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Last Saturday, five robberies occurred at knifepoint in London — two of which were at the perimeter of campus. In an e-mail to residence staff, Ancillary Housing Services warned students to be careful. At 12:15 a.m., a 21-year-old male was walking south on Richmond Street near Huron Street when he was approached by two males. One man brandished a knife and forced the victim into a driveway. The two suspects took something from the victim and fled, leaving the victim uninjured. Later that night similar robberies occurred on Fanshawe Park Road East, Philbrook Drive, Proudfood Lane and again on Richmond Street. According to Elgin Austen, director of campus police, officers on campus have been on higher alert and are doing additional

patrols throughout the campus. “[Yesterday] there was an armed robbery at the TD Bank,” added Austen. “I don’t know if it’s connected to the other robberies, but we’re having a lot of criminal activity along the perimeter of the university, which certainly warrants heightened security.” Residence staff have also been advised to inform students about the robberies. “We were advised about the break-ins and have since sent out a release to our [residence staff ] warning them to be careful,” Susan Grindrod, housing and ancillary services co-ordinator, said. She added doors on residences are locked, and staff will continue to monitor the doors in the evening. “We work through our own police and they’ll certainly advise us if there’s anything we should know or anything we should do,” she added. “I’m sure they’ll keep us updated.”

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EVENTS CALENDAR
Tues. Jan, 19 • Master of Management and Innovation, University of Toronto When: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Where: University Community Centre, Room 210 What: Students graduating in any one of the many disciplines: science, health sciences, engineering, information technology or any technical or science driven academic background are invited to attend the information session. • Western Idol When: 8 p.m. Where: London Hall What: In the Western Idol quarterfinals, part one, students will have the opportunity to showcase their singing talent. • Overcoming Writer’s Block When: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Where: Western Student Services Building, Room 3134 What: The writing support centre will be presenting workshops for writers on how to overcome writer’s block. Wed. Jan, 20 • Acoustic Lunch When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Busker Alley in the UCC (basement level, by the back stairs) What: The USC will be hosting weekly acoustic lunch specials, featuring Blaise Dunn this Wednesday. • “Bringing Aboriginal Education Into the Mainstream: Nourishing a Learning Spirit” When: 4 p.m. Where: Faculty of Education auditorium, Althouse College What: Dr. Marie Battiste will be speaking. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford, she has been published widely on the subjects of indigenous knowledge, heritage and on aboriginal education. • CMA Ontario— Management and Organizational Studies: Career Speaker Series When: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Where: Social Science Centre, Room 9420 What: Mervin G. Hillier, president and CEO of Certified Management Accountants of Ontario will be speaking about the development of high performance organizations. Please register online at www.beacomeacma.com in order to attend this event. • Western Idol When: 8 p.m. Where: London Hall What: In the Western Idol quarterfinals, part two, students will have the opportunity to showcase their singing talent. Thurs. Jan, 21 • Backpack 2 Briefcase: Careers in Communications When: 5 – 7 p.m. Where: Moxie’s Classic Grill at Richmond and Queens, London What: A networking event, which will allow you to speak with Western alumni, all working in the communications profession. Visit www.careercentral.uwo.ca for more information. If you have an event you would like to share please send your information to events.gazette@gmail.com

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Faculty of information and media studies professor Isola Ajiferuke is collaborating with the Nigerian University of Ibadan following a $301,000 grant from the Chicagobased John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Ajiferuke will be working with Western alumnus Mutawakilu Tiamyiu in hopes of strengthening African information systems and establishing new curricula for graduate students. The partnership between the two universities is expected to last for three years, during which time Ajiferuke will work with the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science. The creation of an undergraduate distance degree in information science for Nigerian students is also planned. “People from all over Nigeria can partake in the course, and we are hoping that by the time [distance studies] are fully online, West Africans, not only Nigerians, can enroll in Ajiferuke said. the course,”
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Last week, Queen’s School of Business received a donation of $2 million from the Bank of Montreal Financial Group. The donation was awarded by the president of BMO Capital Markets Eric Tripp, who is also a Queen’s alumnus. “The donation was to support Goodes Hall and to expand the school of business,” Lisa BrophyGervais, communications co-ordinator for the University, said. She mentioned the donation will go towards expanding the size of the school of business to include a new wing with breakout rooms for students. “[The $2 million will add] 75,000 square feet [to the school]. That is the expansion portion,” BrophyGervais said. The new space will also include three high-tech clasrooms, a common area for students and a multipurpose conference room, according to a press release.
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Toronto Star investigation leading to fines
By Jared Lindzon and Abid-Aziz Ladhani
Gazette Staff

After months of investigation, many of Ontario’s fraudulent private career colleges are finally facing justice. On Dec. 22, 2009, the province of Ontario started levying its first fines against the unregistered colleges after a Toronto Star exposé. The Ministry of Training, Col-

leges, and Universities recently started taking more initiative to seek out unregistered programs and phony diplomas, according to Patrick O’Gorman, spokesperson for the Ministry. “In the past we have largely relied on people contacting us. Whenever we received a complaint we responded to it,” he said. “We’re being more proactive now, going out and checking around.” He added schools need to regis-

ter as an institution and register each program to a specific set of standards. According to Gerry Slattery, director of the Medix School London Campus, every career college has to go through a rigorous registration process with the Ministry of TCU. “In order to be registered you have to jump through hoops and be audited and meet requirements,” he said. “If a school’s not registered

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33. If yes, did you use night vision? (Y/N) 34. If yes, was it leaked on the Internet? (Y/N) Long Answer Questions - What’s your favourite position? _______________________________ ___________________________________________________ - In what public places have you had sex? _________________________ ___________________________________________________ - What’s your strangest fetish? ________________________________ ___________________________________________________ - What is you favourite role-playing scenario? _______________________ ___________________________________________________ - What’s the most memorable piece of music you’ve had sex to? ____________ ___________________________________________________ - What’s the best music to have sex to? ___________________________ ___________________________________________________ - What’s the best movie to have sex to? ___________________________ ___________________________________________________ - What is the strangest/dirtiest thing you or your partner has said during sex? ______________________________________________________ - What’s the strangest object you’ve masturbated with? _________________ ___________________________________________________ - What are the greatest lengths you’ve gone to have sex?________________ ___________________________________________________ - Have you ever used a sex toy during sex? ________________________ ___________________________________________________ - Have you ever had a one-night stand? __________________________ ___________________________________________________ - Have you ever had sex while travelling abroad to a foreign country? ___________________________________________________ - Have you ever gotten a serious injury/broken a bone by having sex? If yes, what body part? _________________________________________ - Are you a member of the mile-high club?_________________________ ___________________________________________________

(All questions other than one and two are differentiated by gender/ total) 1. What is your age? (under 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23+) 2. What is your gender? 3. Are you sexually active? (Y/N/ ‘Does my hand count?’) 4. What is your sexual orientation (heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, other) 5. If you are LGBT, are you out? 6. If yes, at which age did you come out? (14 or less, 15-16, 17-19, 20-22, 23-25, 25+) 7. At what age did you lose your virginity? (12 or less, 13-15, 16-18, 19-21, 22-25, 26-30, Still Waiting) 8. How many sexual partners have you had? (0,1, 2-5, 6-10, 11-25, 26-40, 41+) 9. What age is the oldest person you’ve had sex with? (17 or less, 18-22, 23-28, 29-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56+) 10. Have you ever had sex with a … teacher, professor, TA, boss, frosh, soph, team mascot (circle one) 11. Have you ever faked an orgasm? (Y/N) 12. Did you partake in first-year floorcest? (Y/N) 13. Do you enjoy talking during sex? (Y/N) 14. Have you ever said the wrong name of your partner during intercourse? (Y/N) 15. If yes, did you finish? (Y/N) 16. Have you forgotten the name of your partner during sex? (Y/N) 17. Immediately after sex, do you generally: (Clean up? Cuddle? Go about your own business? Turn on TV/Music? Sleep? Other?) 18. Have you ever said “I love you” for the explicit purpose of having sex? (Y/N) 19. Do you tend to be dominant or submissive? (Dominant, submissive , neither) 20. Have you ever fantasized about someone else while having sex? (Y/N) 21. How many times per week do you masturbate? (None, 1-3, 4-9, 10-15, 16+) 22. Have you ever caught a roommate/housemate masturbating? (Y/N) 23. Have you ever had sex when your roommate was sleeping/in the room? (Y/N) 24. Have you ever caught your parents having sex? (Y/N) 25. How often do you enjoy porn in all its forms? (1-3 times a day, 1-3 times a week, 1-3 times a month, less frequent than these options, never) 26. Have you ever had a threesome? (Y/N) 27. Have you ever paid for sex? (Y/N) 28. Have you ever tried to pay for sex and been turned down? (Y/N) 29. Have you ever been paid for sex? (Y/N) 30. Have you ever role played during sex? (Y/N) 31. Have you ever been involved in a “friends-with-benefits” relationship? (Y/N) 32. Have you ever made a video with a partner? (Y/N)

and they’re operating under the radar they may escape some compliance criteria.” Colleges that have recently been penalized include the Toronto School of Music and the Mountains Institute of Technology in Markham. The latter was ordered to be shut down for violating the province’s Private Career Colleges Act according to a bulletin released by the Ministry of TCU. Despite these instances there has not been any perceptible increase in skepticism by potential college students according to Cheryl Samson, director of education at D’Arcy Lane Incorporated, a private career college in London. “This school was founded in [1987] and we have a good reputation, so we haven’t felt any back-

lash,” Samson said. “I’m not really seeing anything come through [Mountains Institute of Technology] that affects us.” However, O’Gorman and Slattery both expressed concern for the many properly registered institutions who might suffer as a result of Ontario’s recent reputation. “We have a lot of private career colleges,” O’Gorman said. “Most of them are very good colleges. They offer good programs and are properly registered.” “It casts a bad shadow over those schools that are running a legitimate business,” Slattery added. To confirm if a school is registered with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, please visit: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/.

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Slack Week Take Two
The University of Ottawa has recently announced it intends to give students a week off in October to help with high stress levels and give students the upper hand on first semester success. Everyone loves a vacation. Although not every student takes advantage of the time off in February by studying or travelling, no one would deny it provides an opportunity to catch up on missed readings or get a head start on upcoming assignments. With universities already offering such a break, would a week off at the end of October give students the upper hand needed to tackle their first semester course load? An extra week off would have its advantages. For one, upper year students would have the opportunity to take some time to focus on applying to graduate programs. Often students wishing to pursue post-grad work are overwhelmed at the end of October trying to finish a dozen applications on top of their regular coursework. A fall reading week would afford students the chance to give these important applications the attention they require. Secondly, it would balance out the current lopsided academic schedule that gives students time to catch up on missed readings during second semester, but leaves them fending for themselves in first term. With all the excitement of being back in school and getting back in the swing of things, it’s easy to fall behind on class work in the fall. However, without the cushion of an impending reading week, it might be difficult to recover from the start-of-semester slacking. Thirdly, it would give first years time to ease into the changes of post-secondary life. New students who have not yet grown accustomed to ins-and-outs of university may not understand how easy it is to fall behind on independent coursework. A week off in first semester would help make the transition less intimidating. The absence of a substantial break can make for a stressful first term if a student is not organized and well prepared. However, along with the acceptance letter to Western comes the assumption that a student wishing to pursue a university education has the necessary skills required to succeed —one of those skills being the ability to manage one’s time. The truth is, there’s only so much the University can do to help students make the grade. It’s on the individual to take advantage of what’s given to ensure his or her success. While the current reading week does offer a nice mid-semester break in February, it is not something students should feel entitled to in first semester as well. While it will be interesting to see the results of an October reading week on students’ performance, attitude and stress levels, it’s going to take trial and error at other universities before Western will likely consider a similar installment. All and all, students at Western shouldn’t start planning to jet set next fall just yet.
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Did you hear about that really bad hurricane?
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The following sounds like something that should be posted on the “Overheard at Western” Facebook group. This is what I heard last Thursday while standing in line at Tim’s for my morning coffee: Girl 1: Did you hear about that really bad hurricane? Girl 2: Oh yeah, that would suck so much if you lived there. Girl 1: Where was it again? Girl 2: I don’t know… somewhere warm though. That’s when I stopped listening. At first, I had the urge to laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation, and I quickly looked around hoping to find someone else who had overheard. Unfortunately, everyone else in line had been minding their own business. After suppressing my laughter, the frustration quickly set in. I hate to reiterate the importance of staying aware of current events, but in this day and age when we’re surrounded by media and lightning quick modes of communicating, how is it possible for people to remain ignorant of a huge event like the earthquake in Haiti? There really is no excuse for not knowing at least the basic details of an event this large. In fact, it seems you would have to make a conscious effort to remain in the dark. In the last week, almost every television news program, newspaper and radio show covered — or at least mentioned — the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Countless Facebook groups and events like “Wear Red for Haiti” have cropped up online, and tweeters are all in a frenzy trying to encourage support for the country and its people.

Now I realize — and truly hope — those ignorant girls are the rare exception. But don’t get high and mighty just because you know it was an earthquake, not a hurricane, that was responsible for what is now estimated to be over 100, 000 deaths. There is one thing worse than not being aware of a catastrophe like Haiti, and that is knowing about it, but not doing anything — especially when technology has made it so incredibly easy — to help. Text message donating is a genius idea. If we can assume anything about today’s youth, it’s that we have a fairly disposable amount of income, we rely on convenience and immediacy and we’re addicted to our cell phones. The ability to donate money to Haiti via text, even if it’s only $5, is quick, instantaneous and can be accomplished while you’re waiting for your friend to text you back. Donating money to a charity or a fund in the past involved either picking up a telephone, visiting a website and filling out some information or physically dropping change into a tin can. There are foreseeable — albeit slightly pathetic — excuses for why these methods suck. Call in a donation, and you might end up on hold. Filling out information on a website is time-consuming and heaven forbid you go out of your way to hand over the change in your pocket. Text donating solves all these problems. The system set up by Mobile Giving Group ensures all the money goes directly to the charity, and the charge shows up on your phone bill. Now you’re just firing off one more text than you normally would, and the $5 donation is the equivalent of buying four coffees. There are really no more excuses. Feel compelled to donate? Well you should. Text “Haiti” to 45678 to give $5 the Salvation Army and help the victims of this catastrophic earthquake.

Haiti warrants more coverage in the Gazette
To the editor: As of Sunday, Jan. 17 the Gazette had yet to post any articles on the recent earthquake in Haiti on their website. As a student in media and the public interest, I am very concerned and confused about the choice not to report on such a significant event. When a media source ignores certain stories such as this one, we, the audience, must question why. This is especially true at a university like Western, where students tend not to stroll far from our Western “bubble.” Due to this fact, it is important that our media source, the Gazette, brings the students information from outside of our “bubble.” The loss of life and the complete destruction of infrastructure in Haiti is truly incredible. I am sure that there are many students who would want to be informed about the damage and devastation that is going on there. Furthermore, such an article could even go so far as to encourage students to learn more and get involved in the relief projects that are happening. According to their website, the Gazette’s potential readership could reach as high as 32,000 students. To not provide these students access to information on such an important story seems wrong. Major events, like the earthquake in Haiti, need to be reported on in student newspapers, especially when you have many students who rely on this medium to get the news.
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illScarlett pump up crowd with covers and antics
Mississauga group invite audience to party all night at Norma Jean’s
Performance: Openers: Crowd:
By Maggie Pajak
Gazette Staff

CONCERT REVIEW
Set List: Worth the $$$:
With his raw and grunge-like voice, Boo-Schultz sang while Jason Parsons, also known as Human Kebab, performed tricks like headstands while continuing to scratch his vinyl. His energy resonated with the crowd while his unique scratching techniques had them laughing. The venue was packed, and as soon as USS finished their set, the crowd grew tighter, teeming with anticipation. As soon as illScarlett took to the stage, the audience began to sway and a mosh pit erupted as the steady bass and twostep rhythm guitars played. The headliners were entertain-

Energy was the key component of illScarlett’s show at Norma Jean’s on Friday night, as they performed songs from their new album 1UP! and old hits with vigour. Opening band Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker — also known as USS — captured the audience with their wild antics from the start. Vocalist, guitarist and erhu player Ashley BooSchultz stood with his sunglasses and guitar next to a table of knick knacks — featuring a blender and heart monitor — with the oddity forgotten the moment the music began.

ing even in between songs. The band members constantly interacted with one another, making faces and bumping into each other. Singer Alex Norman asked the crowd to sing along, and even called a girl on stage to commemorate her first concert. If the laid back reggae tunes were not enough to please the crowd, covers of famous songs by Sublime, Bob Marley and even Ace of Base brought the crowd’s enthusiasm to a whole new level. Ultimately, illScarlett created an ideal atmosphere for every individual by mixing up their set with skainfluenced rock, reggae, well known covers and their own hit singles. In the end, the audience was so insistent that illScarlett came back for a three-song encore and invited the crowd to stick around after to party and donate to charity. The crowd barely dispersed after the show and the high energy kept everyone dancing late into the night.

Maggie Pajak/Gazette

CHECK OUT MY SWEET TAT. illScarlett worked up a sweat at Norma Jean’s on Friday night while playing and old favourites and new hits off their latest album 1UP!

Down With Webster hold one big party on stage
By Kate Wilkinson
Gazette Writer

Down With Webster can best be described as a party on wheels. Their reputation for live shows that are more like house parties than concerts –– and come complete with red cups –– has been steadily working in their favour. And the power of word-of-mouth promotion has been bringing out increasingly larger crowds every time they appear in London. The band’s stop at London Music Hall on Saturday had all the elements longtime fans of their concerts have come to know and

love, and most likely helped them pick up some new followers. The show marked another stop on the WINtour, the band’s first go as a headlining act. Two Crown King were a good selection to start off the opening acts. Like Down With Webster, they mix hip-hop and rock only at a slower pace and with a more soulfocused sound. Opening band We Are The Take made for easy listening, but their sound was somewhat out of place at a Down With Webster show. Inward Eye, the third band to take the stage, definitely took the energy up another level and

seemed to make a better connection with the concertgoers, just in time for the main event. London Music Hall was the perfect sized venue, allowing the more intense Down With Webster fans to have their fun without affecting those who wanted to hang back and avoid a rogue crowd surfer or an elbow in the eye. Most of Down With Webster’s songs are rallying cries for going out and having a good time, and are most effective when performed live. Lead vocalists Cameron Hunter and Bucky Buck, when not yelling into the mic, spent most of their time onstage revving up the crowd.

Even drummer Andrew Martino, in a role that typically gets ignored in favour of singers and guitarists, did his part to keep the momentum going with a drum solo that relied on crowd participation. As an observer, you couldn’t help but feed off the energy this band had onstage. Down With Webster played most of the material off of their latest release, Time To Win, Vol. 1, but in an interesting move saved their lead single “Rich Girl$” for their encore. They may have been trying to make the point that their talent runs deeper than the pop chartfriendly single, which has a clean and somewhat generic video to go

along with it. The band walks a fine line between being an under-the-radar gem, or the latest in a long series of pop-rock bands to be relegated to the Top 40. Industry opinion is looking up though, as music moguls as varied and diverse as Gene Simmons and Timbaland have tried to sign the band to their respective labels. Despite signing with Universal Motown, Down With Webster will still be going on tour with Timbaland as soon as the WINtour wraps up in early February. Looks like the “Time to Win” is now.

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ON DISC
Our parents’ generation has Michael Bublé. The tweens have Hannah Montana. And those of us in university — we’ve got Ke$ha. With the release of her first album Animal and its ridiculously popular hit single “TiK ToK” –– a song that now holds the record for the most single-week digital sales by a female artist — there comes the expectation of numerous other chart-toppers. Filled with club-inspired tunes that have the same feel as “TiK ToK,” Animal seems to be one of the rare CDs that could be left on repeat at a party without ever having to skip a song. Two tracks that stray a little farther from the main theme of the album are “Hungover” and “Dancing with Tears in my Eyes.” Both carry potential to be hits with a message while still maintaining the album’s keep-this-song-playing feel. Interestingly, even with all the electronic beats and futuristic noises in the background, Ke$ha’s vocals hold strong throughout. In short, Animal is an album catered toward those who are looking for a good time and a good listen. Expectations of mature lyrics and concepts will quickly be disappointed.
—Kristen Chong

A&ESHORTS
Big budget films take home the hardware
When it came to movies, this year’s Golden Globe winners were hardly surprising. Box office smash Avatar won in the drama category and also gained a win for James Cameron as best director. While Up in the Air lost out to Avatar for best drama, it did score a win in the screenplay category for Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner. For the comedy and musical category, The Hangover managed to oust (500) Days of Summer, Nine and not one but two Meryl Streep rom-coms. Up was also an obvious choice for best animated film, proving that Pixar has made computer animated flicks as heartwarming as old hand drawn classics. The Globes’ television winners were more of a toss-up. Mad Men emerged victorious in the drama category, beating out popular favourites True Blood, House, Dexter and Big Love. It was a similar situation in the comedy and musical category, with Glee gaining the Globe over the tried-and-true laughs of 30 Rock, Entourage, The Office and newcomer Modern Family.
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Mustangs “rattled” after loss
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Despite stringing together several scoring chances and hitting a plethora of posts in the final 10 minutes, the Mustangs fell victim to Wetering again, as he added an empty net goal to put the game on ice. “It feels great,” Wetering said after the win. “We’re a desperate team right now trying to make the playoffs. We came in working hard and pulled it off.” UOIT’s head coach Marlin Muylaert also stressed the magnitude of upsetting Western.

“We were short men tonight with our backs against the wall in terms of staying this playoff race. Obviously this is huge for us. On the same token, I don’t think we saw Western’s ‘A’ game tonight, but credit our guys for working hard enough to take advantage of that,” Muylaert said. Veteran forward Turkiewicz realized the Mustangs need to bounce back after the unexpected loss. “Everyone’s a little rattled right now after playing so well for the last three weekends and coming out tonight and losing to snap our 16game streak. We’ve got to come back,” Turkiewicz stressed.

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Upscale kitchen, new bathrooms, clean and bright. Call 519 933-9331 or www.exclusiverental.ca. 6 BDRM APARTMENTS for rent. Why not live with Western’s most reputable suppliers of off-campus housing? London Property Corp., offers the newest homes in the best student areas. Western students should be concerned with their studies- not house problems. Let London Property Corp.’s team look after all your housing needs. Call Bill anytime 519-6700327. billh@londonproperty.ca 6 BDRM HOUSES on all sides of campus. Most feature 5 new appliances, spacious rooms and huge closets, open concept kitchen/ living room, free parking and networked for high speed internet. Act fastthese won’t last! For more information call Zach at 519-854-0505. 6 BDRM STEPS away from UWO, behind Med-Syd, 3 levels, 2 kitchen, 3 bathrooms, hardwood floors, dishwasher, laundry, parking free. Don`t miss out. Check our website at www.exclusiverental.ca, call 519 933-9331. 6 BDRM. #1 Redbrick rentals. 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Newly built, all appliances, sprawling room sizes. exactly what you thought off campus was going to be like. Ready to be seen. Call Jon anytime 519-852-7993. 6 BEDROOM HOUSE, 138 Regent, $350 per room +utilities. 12-month lease May 2010. 3 blocks from university, laundry, 2-bath, eat-in kitchen, 2 common rooms, parking, porch, Patrick, 519-679-2018.

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7-8 BDRM. All prime locations. Upscale houses with 3 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. Large bedrooms, hardwood floors, fireplace, dishwasher and laundry. Free pick-up and drop off. Call 519-933-9331, www.exclusiverental.ca 7 BEDROOM RIGHT across from front gates on Richmond. Huge common room, large kitchen, very large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Parking for 5 cars and free laundry. Just walk across the street and you’re on campus or one block to King’s College.$450 plus utilities or $495 includes all utilities. This house always rents immediately. Call Joseph at Summit Properties 519-671-2671. 7 BEDROOM STUDENT renters. Stop throwing your parents’ money away on rent. Western Students put thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of landlords. You and your parents can save on these expenses by getting you access to investment properties. Call 519-640-1900 or Jamie 519-860-5777. 7, 7 BEDROOM red brick apartment styles to choose from. Our accommodations were recently constructed to fit the discerning taste of UWO students. These large, open-concept apartments feature laundry, dishwasher, free parking, oversized closets, and full time property management. All of our newly built red brick buildings are located either right next to campus, or in other areas that are popular with UWO students. Safe, new, comfortable, and reasonably priced, these apartments will give you the finest off campus experience available. Call Bill anytime 519-670-0327. billh@londonproperty.ca 8 BDRM ABSOLUTELY best location and best conditions.On Epworth and Ambleside, all large bedrooms, 3 levels, 2 kitchens,hardwood floors. Don`t miss out, new listing. Call 519-933-9331 or www.exclusiverental.ca. 8 BEDROOM, PRIME locations and condition, downtown and near UWO, on LTC bus routes. These large properties go fast so call now at 519-645-7368 or Dustin 519-495-7903. AN AMAZING NEWLY built 4 large bedroom luxury apartment. Home-like setting, backing onto park. 2 bathrooms, ceramic and hardwood floors, highspeed internet, $485 /bedroom. Call Wendy 519-6670047. View at www.oxfordrentals.ca ATTENTION UPPER-YEAR STUDENTS, Newly built luxury 4 bedroom apartment. Home-like setting, backing onto park. 2 bathrooms, ceramic and hardwood floors, high-speed internet, 2.3 km to campus. $485/ bedroom. Call Wendy 519-667-0047. View at www.oxfordrentals.ca ATTENTION! NEWER HOME for rent. $395/bedroom/month. Deck, garage, 3 car parking, storage space, 2-4 piece bathrooms, spacious, landscaping/snow removal provided, 5 appliances, on major bus routes. May 1st lease. Rob 519-777-8946. FIVE BEDROOM HOUSE Opposite King’s Library. 1061 Patricia St., corner University Crescent. $295/month. Groups only, females preferred. Parking, appliances, 3 bathrooms. Matthew Kennedy, 519-317-3023, mattkennedy@rogers.com.

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P8 TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010

Sports
Gazette Staff

ON DECK: Men’s and women’s basketball take on the Badgers... Wednesday

All good things come to an end Jacklyn of all trades
Former Troy Trojan guard to boost Mustang attack
By Arden Zwelling
Jacklyn Selfe is going to have such a big impact on the Mustangs women’s basketball team, head coach Stephan Barrie won’t even reveal when the currently red-shirted guard will play her first game. “We’re keeping that up in the air right now — just to not let the first opponent that she plays against know in advance,” Barrie said. “It’ll definitely be sometime in January.” So if you’re on the coaching staff at Brock, Windsor, McMaster, Waterloo or Laurier it’s time to start working on your scouting report for the 5-11 Selfe who transferred to Western earlier this year. Not sure what to expect? Here’s a little help. “She’s basically going to do a little bit of everything. She’ll be all over the place,” Barrie said of the Burlington native. “She’ll handle the ball. She’ll play a little bit at the point guard spot. We’ll run stuff for her to shoot. She’ll do a fair bit of screen and roll offence. She’ll take a bit of the ball handling responsibilities, some of the scoring responsibilities and some of the passing responsibilities.” Easy fix — just use that defensive system that, you know, defends everything. At just 19-years-old, Selfe already has a decorated past which includes two gold medals with the Ontario provincial team in 2005 and 2007, two Halton Region Championships with Notre Dame High School and a 2006 selection to Canada Basketball’s National Elite Development Academy, a training grounds for Canada’s top young basketball players. Selfe parlayed her successful high school career into a spot on the Troy Trojans, an NCAA division 1-A school who play in the Sun Belt Conference, one of the most competitive conferences in the United States. At Troy, Selfe appeared in 16 games, averaging 11.3 minutes, 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. However, during her freshman campaign at Troy, Selfe was constantly plagued by compartment syndrome —a condition that causes the compression of nerves, blood vessels and muscles in her legs and results in extraordinary pain. Having already had one unsuccessful surgery to correct the problem, Selfe came to London and was treated at Western’s Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic where she received a second surgery, which effectively removed the fascia that surrounded the muscle and caused most of the discomfort. “It’s kinda gross,” Selfe laughed. “The first time they cut it to relieve the pressure but it closed back up. So for the second surgery they just took it out.” It was while recovering from her surgery that Selfe made the decision to leave Troy and transfer to Western. She was familiar with Barrie — he recruited her before she went south of the border —

#13 JACKLYN SELFE 5-11 Guard Burlington, ON BMOS II
• Two National Championships with Ontario (2005, 2007) • Provincial Championship MVP (2006) • Two Halton Region Championships with Notre Dame H.S. (2005, 2006) • Chosen for Canada Basketball’s National Elite Development Academy • Named to Academic All-Conference team at Troy

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Last place UOIT shock Mustangs, end win streak
By James Hall
Gazette Staff

Singer wins 250th game in chippy affair with York
By Alan Hudes
Gazette Staff

Nothing lasts forever — the Western men’s hockey team’s 16-game winning streak is finally over. The Mustangs faltered against the basement dwelling University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks on Friday night, losing 6-4 and snapping a winning streak that dated back to Oct. 15. On paper, this appeared to be an easy matchup for Western. The Ridgebacks had lost three straight while scoring only two goals over that span. However, the Mustangs looked like the same group that opened the season 0-2, rather than winners of their last 16. “I don’t think we played a great game,” Mustangs head coach Clarke Singer said. “We probably looked at the standings and thought it’s going to be an easy game. [UOIT] deserved to win the game tonight. They outworked us and outplayed us.” Mustangs leading goal scorer Keaton Turkiewicz also expressed his disappointment with the team’s lack of effort. “After Lakehead, we might have thought we were a little better than we are and coming out there with a minimal effort showed tonight right off the bat,” Turkiewicz said. Western opened the scoring under five minutes into the game with a goal from Turkiewicz, who recorded three points on the night. Halfway through the first, the Ridgebacks responded with two goals in under a minute. The Mustangs managed to close out the period with a great individual effort by Chris Corbeil knotting the game at 2-2. Nathan Spaling made it 3-2 for UOIT five minutes into the second period, prompting Singer to yank starter Keyvan Hunt — who allowed three goals on 11 shots — for Mustang rookie and former American World Junior goalie Josh Unice. “I wanted to shake our team up a little bit,” Singer said. “Keyvan was left out on an island by himself and we tried to do something.” The change appeared to be paying dividends as the Mustangs scored soon after, courtesy of a Scott Aarssen blast from the point. But before the goal could even be announced, Brent Varty gave the Ridgebacks another lead. Similar to the first period, Western added a late goal, this time by Kevin Baker, to tie the game 4-4. With the momentum in Western’s favour, it was Kyle Wetering of the Ridgebacks who silenced the Mustang faithful, scoring midway through the final frame.
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With Friday night’s setback behind them, the Mustangs got back to their winning ways in a hurry. Rookie goaltender Josh Unice started his first Ontario University Athletics game and didn’t disappoint as the men’s hockey team defeated the York Lions on Saturday night by a score of 4-2. “It was great intensity tonight,” Mustangs head coach Clarke Singer said. “I thought both teams were ready for the physical battle.” The intensity boiled over early leading to several power plays for both teams. Midway through the first, winger Keaton Turkiewicz was hit hard, resulting in a boarding minor for Lions defenceman Riley Brand. On the ensuing man advantage, Turkiewicz made the Lions pay, firing the puck top shelf to open the scoring. Only a minute later, Turkiewicz one-timed a crossice feed from Kevin Baker past Lions goaltender David Davenport for his second power play goal. “Once we got a couple power plays, I just tried to get open and a couple guys on our team made really good plays,” Turkiewicz said. Western got into penalty trouble when winger Kyle Lamb and captain Luc Martin both took minor infractions, sending York on a five-on-three. The Lions capitalized on the power play when Chris Jones tipped home a point shot through traffic. The one-goal lead would hold up throughout the middle stanza. Instead of creating scoring chances, the bad blood between the squads began to show. “We knew it was going to be a physical affair,” Lions head coach Jim Wells said. The Lions came out of the second intermission determined to tie the game. Just four minutes in, a neutral zone turnover sprung forward Tyler Harrison, who buried his shot past Unice. However, Western would take the lead for good three minutes later when defenceman Jason Swit wired a point-shot through traffic to beat Davenport. In stark contrast to the team’s Friday night loss, the Mustangs were buoyed by the superb goaltending of Unice. “He was very much in control, and he made some great saves for us,” Singer said. The victory was also a milestone for Singer, as it marked his 250th career win in his eleventh season behind Western’s bench. The Mustangs will travel to St. Catharines to take on the Brock Badgers on Friday, before returning home on Saturday night to host the Jack Frost Cup against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks at the John Labatt Centre.

and had played with a number of the Mustangs in the past on provincial teams. Of course, a little free medicare didn’t hurt either. “Honestly, the health care here is much better,” Selfe said. “I had a spot [at Troy.] I would’ve played more this year. It was a really tough decision.” Another factor that pushed Selfe toward the Mustangs was 5-9 guard Jenny Vaughan’s decision to transfer to Western from Denver, another NCAA division 1-A school. Selfe and Vaughn, who are best friends, grew up around the game, winning provincial championships together in 2005 and 2007. “We’re trying to build the program,” Selfe said. “I think we can make a very big impact in the OUA and then hopefully at the national level too.” The Mustangs will have to cope with just Selfe on the floor this year, as Vaughn won’t be eligible to play until the 2010-11 season. While the duo will certainly compensate for the loss of leading scorer Amanda Anderson, who is in her final campaign, Barrie thinks Selfe will step in and make a lot of noise for the Mustangs this year. “She’s certainly the most complete player on the team,” Barrie said. “I think she’ll be a top player. With her talent level in our league, she’ll be right at the top. “If I had to compare her to somebody, I’d say she’s a Scottie Pippen type of player,” Barrie continued. “She can do a little bit of everything.” Although her recovery is still a work in progress, Selfe said she feels a big difference after her second surgery and that she’s been able to take part in almost all drills at Mustang practices. Playing in a game — something Selfe hasn’t done in over a year — will be another test. “It’s something I’ll have to deal with,” Selfe said. “I just have to be careful not to push it.” Barrie said he has had great communication with his new point guard and discussion over the amount of playing time Selfe sees will be a two-way street. “I want her on the floor as much as she can handle being on the floor — she’s going to dictate her minutes,” Barrie said. “She’s been very good at that — not trying too much. That’s going to be an ongoing discussion her and I have — even within games.”

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