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A pig of two tales


Enviropig™ invention to be threatened. Through the factory farming have always existed,
continues to be a manipulation of the pig’s genes, and this is because the pigs are not
researchers have found a way to the problem here, the model of
heavily debated issue significantly reduce phosphorus production, the scale and practice
for professors, students in pig feces and therefore alleviate of factory farming is the problem…
and Guelphites alike some of the environmental pressures and Enviropig™ simply facilitates
associated with hog farming. and in fact could entrench this
KELSEY RIDEOUT Sounds pretty straightforward? industrial model.”

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he issue of genetically Not quite. If Enviropig (™) Organic farmer from the
modifying our plants and ends up passing a series of federal National Farmers Union, Sean
animals, often in the pursuit regulations, it will be the first McGivern, echoed Sherratt in
of fulfilling the needs of consumers, genetically modified food animal a plea to understand the pig for
continues to be met with great ever to be on the world market. what it really is - a disaster that will
debate and resistance. It’s no surprise Those against Enviropig™ argue bring with it severe consequences
then, that on Thursday, Oct. 7, Peter that the invention merely allows to animals, farmers and the public
Clark Hall filled with students and for the ongoing practice of factory at large.
community members who watched farming, as it would enable farmers “The Enviropig™ simply allows
as professors and experts from the to sustain their large-scale hog for an increase of factory farm
field came together to deliberate production operations, knowing pork and factory farmed food. It’s
over the University of Guelph’s that levels of phosphorus could a disaster in my opinion, and this
own unique genetically modified be decreased irrespective of the is just another disaster waiting
creation – a particular type of hog number of pigs they house on their to happen. I believe in a farm of
known as ‘Enviropig™.’ lands.
Spearheaded by a team of Lucy Sherratt from the Canadian see “ENVIROPIG,”
researchers led by Dr.Cecil Forsberg, Biotechnology Action Network page 4

Issues
Enviropig™ was first invented (CBAN), explained why CBAN has
in 1999. Enviropig™’s central vehemently opposed Enviropig™
purpose is to reduce the amount throughout the last decade.

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of phosphorus that is emitted “Let me say very clearly that
from the feces of pigs. Excessive we don’t view Enviropig™as CARBON-FREE
amounts of phosphorus often end an ‘environmental’ solution,” TRANSPORTATION

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Kelsey Rideout up in waterways from manure run said Sherratt. “Enviropig™ is
The Guelph Center for Urban Organic Farming sells its harvested off, causing soils to become polluted misnamed. The environmental GERRY
produce in their first ever on-campus farmer’s market. and entire freshwater ecosystems solution to the problems created by

What changes in climate could mean for Canada


Insightful climate
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year’s row of speakers began with decomposition of old soil organic but also mercury, which has
change talk kicks off Integrative Biology professor Dr. matter, which was previously consequences for human and
Merritt Turetsky,who presented her frozen.” ecosystem health. Increasing fire
Café Scientifique topic entitled “Beyond Warming: Turessky emphasized that it will be a reality in Canada under
FROM HOME
lecture series Climate Feedback, Tipping Points is necessary to piece together a climate change, and we will see

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and Canada’s North.” In her more accurate portrayal of climate more people affected - displaced
KELSEY RIDEOUT presentation, Turestsky explained change, which is about more than and evacuated - as fires encroach

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forum that enables the how northern regions are being just a shift in temperature. She on communities more frequently
public to come together disproportionately impacted by described her research into the than in the past,” said Turetsky. 5 Arts & Culture
and discuss scientific climate change. increasing possibility of wildfires Turetsky, who has worked 9 Sports & Health
issues that have significant “Much of my research focuses in boreal regions due to climate across Canada, Alaska and Siberia 15 Life
implications on communities and on how warming is triggering change - an issue that has not yet to collect data on climate change 16 Opinion
individuals around the world has permafrost degradation,” said been widely discussed. in boreal and subarctic regions, 17 Editorial
returned once again to Guelph. Turetsky. “Permafrost is critical for “Fire releases carbon to the also studies the impact of climate
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Café Scientifique is comprised the stability of northern soils, and atmosphere during biomass change on peatlands - areas where
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of a monthly lecture series that any infrastructure such as roads and burning, and our research has decayed vegetative matter has
is founded and sponsored by the buildings are built on top of it… shown that fire events and their accumulated. 19 Classified
School of Environmental Sciences, A key question in climate science carbon emissions have gotten larger “Much of my research focuses 19 Community Listings
in efforts to raise awareness is whether thawing permafrost in recent decades. We have also
about the environment within will release large amounts of shown that boreal fires not only
the community of Guelph. This greenhouse gas through increased release carbon to the atmosphere, see “CAFE,” page 4
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News
What does Thanksgiving really mean to you?
How the annual holiday turkeys out of toilet paper rolls excited about the holiday. How new beginning for the summer. America,” said Matthew Lowell,
may be more than stuffed in elementary school. It is to be do you get excited about it when Governor William Bradford a key organizer on behalf of the
expected that university students you’re older?” decreed a three-day feast to be held Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving
birds and pumpkin pie would continue to take great But second-year U of G for the special purpose of prayer committee. Lowell emphasized
pleasure in this holiday as it gives student, Lucas Picolla, still sees and celebration. However, the part the need to become educated
NOORAIN SHETHWALA them an opportunity to revisit Thanksgiving as a time to express that is often ignored is that the about the struggles that continue

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he heavenly smell of their old lives and feel like a kid gratitude. English settlers violently betrayed for local native communities.
a roasted turkey, the once again. However, strangely “My entire family has had a the indigenous people, who had “Our communities have come
sounds of an intensely enough, Thanksgiving has actually hard year because of the recession originally helped them, and stole into conflict, but no meaningful
violent football game, and the lost a lot of its appeal as students [and] illness, among others. their land once the settlers had resolution of that conflict will
vibrant hues of trees. These are grow older and move farther Thanksgiving is just that one time grown in significant numbers. come until we support each other,”
the different sights and moments from home and in some cases, it we can come together and realize This part of Canadian history said Lowell. The dinner, which
we have learned to associate with has tragically become considered that we’re all still here, we’re is for many, completely left takes place on Oct. 22, a few
Thanksgiving, a beloved holiday nothing more than a weekend healthy and things are going to be out of modern Thanksgiving weeks after the statutory holiday,
celebrated with feasting and filled with unnecessary amounts okay,” he said. celebrations. A group at the brings together native speakers,
lazing about. of food. And then there’s also another University of Guelph gathers every artists and community members
University of Guelph students “Thanksgiving used to be a big side to the Thanksgiving tale. year to combat misconceptions in solidarity for indigenous rights
have returned, bellies full, from deal in our family, but now most Some argue that it is still slightly about indigenous history and and freedoms.
Thanksgiving weekend rejuvenated of us are older, so it has lost its ironic that ‘tranquility’ is what present conditions of aboriginal At the end of the day, if the
and ready to take on their heavy charm,” said Sarah Jones, a first- most people associate with this communities, through organizing holiday is simply a time to give
textbooks and multiple-choice year U of G student. Jones goes holiday when its history shows an annual event known as the thanks while recognizing those
nightmares. What better way to on to explain why she believes quite the opposite. The commonly ‘Anti-Colonial Thanksgiving that are undergoing conflict or
relax than to enjoy a lovely family the older generation is no longer told version of the beginning of Dinner.’ suffering, it would seem absurd to
meal and have an excuse to watch thrilled at the prospect of apple Thanksgiving states that after “The intention of this event was overlook serious problems in our
excessive amounts of football? picking. “When you’re younger, half the pilgrims who arrived in to start dialogue among settlers Canadian communities that date
Thanksgiving holds for many of you do all these different activities the Mayflower died during the about current indigenous land all the way back to the history of
us cherished memories of making and crafts in school to get you all first winter, they all anticipated a struggles happening across North thanksgiving itself.

Embracing the carbon-free commute


Why walking and some students laugh in the face of While you might be thinking with walking I’m getting a minimum your neck. But no bulky gloves,”
biking to campus is a exhaustion and bike up the steep that walking is all well and good of 20 minutes of exercise daily,” said advised Preisler.
terrain every single day? on a sun-shiny afternoon, there Stephenson. Winter in Canada is not a time
popular choice amongst There are many reasons to make is something to be said for those Biking up the Gordon hill is not for fashion- bust out that anorak
U of G students the trek or the pedal. While taking eight am treks. But Stephenson, a physical feat to be scoffed at- it’s and toque. But be careful - as
the bus is more environmentally who has class most mornings, this hill that dissuades many would- Stephenson pointed out, “Snow and
ANDREA LAMARRE friendly than riding solo in your explained how the morning air be bikers. Recently, encouraging cold isn’t such an issue when wearing

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hough Mother Nature sedan, walking and biking are the gives her a fresh start. signs saying things like ‘You’re appropriate winter gear, but ice hurts
gifted us with some clear choices for carbon-neutrality. “Walking to school, especially almost there!’ found their way onto when you fall!”
wonderful warm weather “We pollute way too much, now that it’s cooler weather, gives telephone poles. Though they have If you’re willing to sacrifice a
for the holiday weekend, it’s hard and literally are fueling the me the jolt I need to wake up.” since disappeared, Preisler has little fashion for function and
to deny that winter is on its way. dependency on oil,” said Sonia Walking or biking to school some advice for powering through put a little extra energy into your
With winter comes the usual Preisler, a fifth-year International can also minimize the panic that the climb. “You just have to pace commute, biking or walking to
deluge of snow, sleet, and whipping Development student. comes with relying on a somewhat yourself, and push yourself. It’s school might be for you. Though
winds. If you’re anything like me, Preisler depends on her bike to unpredictable bus schedule in a city actually not that bad, especially if biking and walking top the charts
when those winds menace from get around our fine city, and advises busy with construction. “I love biking you make it up everyday.” for positive environmental impact,
outside your window, the last thing other students to do the same. because it gives me independence This all might be starting to sound even ditching your car for the bus
you’ll want to do is zip up your “Everyone should own a bike. We from the packed and time restricted pretty good - a little fresh air to wake will save both the air and your
massive downy coat and head out do not have to drive short distances. city buses,” said Preisler of this reason you out of your morning haze, some wallet some stress. And if more
into the elements. But while many Those are suitable for biking.” to choose two wheels over four. physical activity, independence from students chose options such as
are dashing from bus to class, there Third-year Sociology student Though many work up a sweat bus schedules, and an affordable and these, we all might be able to
are some brave students who walk Katie Stephenson agrees with thinking about the dire prospects environmentally friendly option. breathe a little bit easier.
or even bike to school, no matter Preisler’s environmental motivation. of missing the city bus, walking and That is, until you think about Jack So for all you bikers and walkers
what weather comes their way. “Vehicles are a luxury item that can biking to school is also a fun way to Frost nipping at your nose in the out there, here’s to you, and for those
Even in the more temperate cause environmental harm,” she fit a little physical activity into a busy not-so-distant future. Well, making still unsure about the transition,
seasons, the Gordon hill is a force said of four-wheeled transportation. student lifestyle. the carbon-neutral commute is still take Preisler’s words of advice if
to be reckoned with - the stuff of Instead of taking the bus or a car, “Sometimes my schedule doesn’t possible come winter, as long as you you choose to have a face off with
‘I walked a mile to school in the Stephenson walks to school on a leave me with much time or energy take the proper precautions. Gordon hill: “Be safe, keep your
pouring rain’ legends. So how do regular basis. to go to the gym every day. At least “Layer, good gloves, and cover mind alert and enjoy the ride.”
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“ENVIROPIG,”
continued If boreal peatlands were
human scale not one worthy of the to lose all of their carbon
name factory attached to it. This is tomorrow, it would more
not an ‘enviro’ pig in any sense. The than double atmospheric
environmental hog does not spend CO2 concentrations.”
its days traveling from one confined Turetsky believes events
environment to another,” said like Café Scientifique
McGivern to a pack of cheering play an important role
audience members. in bridging the gap
Richard Moccia, associate VP between scientists and the
of research at the University of community - something
Guelph in the area of Agrifoods and that must happen in order
Partnerships, praised both Sherratt to raise enough awareness
and Sean for their participation in to foster an understanding
debating this issue, but continued about significant issues
to assert that Enviropig™ is “one that impact both the
tool in a toolbox” to help solve the Megan Verhey Megan Verhey future of our environment
environmental problem of excessive The Critical Knowledge Collective organized a panel discussion about Dr. Merritt Turetsky, professor of Integrative as well as our society.
phosphorus leaching into the the University of Guelph’s Enviropig™, a genetically modified pig that Biology at the U of G, presented a talk for “Many scientists
environment. seeks to decrease the levels of phosphorus output from manure. Café Scientifique called “Beyond Warming: such as myself have
“There are many ways to look Climate Feedbacks, Tipping Points and dedicated their careers
at managing phosphorous output expressing great apprehension over seeking to commercialize this Canada’s North.” to understanding how
from hog farms. You can grow the exclusion of public feedback in project,” said Marcelle. “There is northern ecosystems will be
fewer hogs on the same size of land. decisions related to Enviropig ™. a profound social conflict over “CAFE,” continued impacted by climate change,” said
You can dispose of hog manure Marcelle criticized federal policies genetic engineering, and there on peatlands, which cover about Turetsky. “We often work extremely
on larger parts of the land…you and the University of Guelph actually is no democracy in our 12 per cent of Canadian land,” long hours in very difficult remote
have nutritional supplements… for failing to enable public and country to resolve that conflict… said Turetsky. “These ecosystems situations to conduct this research
Now along comes Cecil and his democratic discussions that take Will society accept Enviropig™? have been storing carbon from the and to collect data that will be useful
colleagues.They have a novel idea for into account the views and concerns This question is being asked when atmosphere as peat for thousands in answering questions about key
yet another way to try and manage held by the community. there is actually no mechanism by of years. A question that we try uncertainties in climate science. It
and manipulate the physiology “I think it’s very necessary which we as society can answer to answer through our research is is my hope that the more people are
of the pig…so that it can utilize that the university recognize the that question or have our voice whether these systems will continue able to hear directly from scientists
phosphorous and produce less in context into which this project is heard. So I think the university has to serve as carbon sinks, or whether and about their research, the more
waste,” said Moccia. being launched, into which the to do more than ask that question they will begin to release all of that they will become engaged with the
The talk closed with Marcelle university is commercializing or into a vacuum.” stored carbon back to the atmosphere. issue of climate change.”

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Arts & Culture
Writer in residence, a dual citizen in more ways than one
Shani Mootoo shares her life as painter with her life as she’s working on her new book.
her history as both a an author. She was no stranger to Knowing how busy students
writing when she came to Canada, can be, I thought it only courteous
painter and writer, and and the discipline that has granted to confront Mootoo with the
her unique cultural past her so much accomplishment was proposal that she offer the sort of
never far off. advice that isn’t case specific; the
JOSH DOYLE “My first thing was actually sort that can be useful to any and

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hile leaves replace writing. But what I wrote tended all writers, especially those still
flowers as the to get me in trouble. I tended to hopeful. It was not surprising that
colourful protrusions question race relations in Trinidad her response was both practical
of the campus floor, a new artist and gender stuff and so on and it and inspiring.
is welcomed. It is with great made my parents very nervous and “You have to be open to wanting
fortune that the University of we’d have fights. By the time I was to know the answers to hard
Guelph will be hosting widely ten I made a decision to put away questions, which sometimes means
acclaimed author Shani Mootoo the words and make pictures,” said putting yourself in hard positions
as their writer in residence for Mootoo. Writing remained a part and training yourself to truly see.
the fall of 2010. Now a citizen of Mootoo’s life even while she And to know also that it’s not an
of Canada, Mootoo was born in was practicing as a visual artist, but easy lifestyle, but it’s probably one
Ireland and raised in Trinidad, it stayed a personal endeavor until of the most rewarding, because you
where she lived with her family she was called upon seemingly out live so much. You live through the
until the age of 19. of the blue to share her work with world and then you live through
Despite a foreign upbringing a broader audience. the characters, and then you live
that many would deem enviable, Certainly breaking into the through the worlds you create,”
Shani has experienced her Mootoo said.
share of difficulties as a result. Michael Boterman She concluded her rather
A misunderstanding resulted in “ You have to be Canadian author Shani Mootoo is the U of G’s writer in residence for profound advice with a mention
Mootoo no longer being considered the fall semester of writing as something more
a Trinidadian by the government, open to wanting than a simple choice of what to
having dual citizenship in Canada to know the and writing. As an individual she readily anticipates and it is do for a career, commenting in
where she now resides, and Ireland, who, through her life and work, actually part of her position as such a way as to make clear the
a place she’s barely familiar with. answers to hard has crossed nearly every border writer in residence at the U of G, approach that has made her work
“How I feel about being born in
Ireland is conflicted. My first sense,
questions.” one can think of be it cultural
or racial, gender or geographic,
where she will remain until the
end of the fall semester. Students
so remarkable.
“It’s not something you do if
this place that I am so rooted in Shani Mootoo Shani would be a valuable person wanting to speak with Mootoo all else fails. It’s more like, if this
culturally, I am not a citizen of that for a young writer to talk with. can schedule an appointment fails what on earth are you going
place. Those first 19 Trinidad years world of writing is one of the This is the sort of conversation with her at Massey Hall, where to do.”
completely influenced everything most difficult and discouraging
I do,” Mootoo said. aspects of being a new writer,
As a girl still in her teenage years and stories of success come as
Mootoo had hopes of attending welcome support to those who
art school in England, but because may have the talent but lack the
the decision was not hers alone drive. Unfortunately Shani could
this would never come to be. Like not help in this respect, because
most of us at that age, Mootoo this was not how Mootoo
lacked the funds necessary to became the author we know her
put herself through school. And as. Instead the publisher’s came
like most of us at that age, she to her while she was focusing on
therefore had to rely on her parents her career as a painter, and was
for support. This was all fine for not the least bit concerned with
Mootoo and her parents, who getting a book printed.
“saw higher education as part of “A publisher started harassing
their responsibility,” and intended me monthly and asking me if I
to put Mootoo through school was interested in writing. And
anyhow. However, this meant eventually, after saying to them,
that they would have some say in ‘No I’m a painter,’ I thought
where their money, and daughter this is kind of weird. People are
would end up. always sending manuscripts off
“They’re friends had children and getting rejections, and here
who were doing business, and somebody’s actually asking me to
they were all going to Western write,” Mootoo said. She revealed
at the time, because Western was
known for business. Even though
I wanted to do art they felt that
that one of her mentors had
been so impressed with writings
Mootoo had let her read, that she
  

was a more respectable place than had been quietly delivering them          
  
     
an art college,” said Mootoo of the to a publication company.
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decision that would finalize her as “They offered me 500 dollars for
an art student in London Ontario. a manuscript, and at the time living  #$ "          "    "    
Mootoo did not become bitter as an artist, 500 dollars seemed like "  
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over her situation. In fact as she a windfall. I said yes, and that just '             ("    )  
put it, she made the best of it, and took me in another direction.”    "    
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is thankful for the people she met While Mootoo may not be              +     

through that institution. These the author to speak with about
   (!!    "
 
were the people that would mentor establishing oneself as a new
her as a painter; the same people writer, she holds a wealth of
who would help Mootoo bridge insight in other areas of life
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Arts & Culture


Canadian funny man takes on Guelph
Canadian comedic Run Centre next Thursday Oct. 21. dabbling in comedy at that point people laugh,
star Gerry Dee comes With a name like Dee’s you and I said I wanna go to LA, and I he in no way
might wonder what brings him to just never looked back,” Dee said. walked onto
to the River Run the small time stage of downtown “Eventually it became a financial the scene over
Centre Guelph. He made note of this thing where my salary in comedy a “Welcome to
idea last week, when he talked was more than my salary in success” mat.
JOSH DOYLE about the realistic side of being a teaching, and I thought, well, what “One day

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erhaps you’ve seen Gerry Canadian comic. am I afraid of?” I went to an
Dee on YouTube or TV, “I get people say ‘Why don’t you Since his debut Gerry has found amateur night
performing at the world do the Air Canada Centre?’ I’m success all over. In 2002 he became at Yuk-Yuk’s,
famous Just for Laughs comedy like ‘Are you kidding me?’ They the first Canadian in over 20 years to when I was
festival in Montreal. Maybe have no idea. That would be the win the San Francisco International 30. I walked
you caught him as a finalist on most embarrassing thing ever,” Comedy Competition, a prestigious on stage and
the 2007 season of Last Comic Dee said. event that has hosted the likes of bombed and
Standing, or interviewing a Despite his admitted inability Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, thought, ‘Yeah,
sports celeb as “Gerry Dee: to fill a massive stadium and Ellen DeGeneres. He’s been that was so bad
Sports Reporter,” on The Score. with a comedy show (a feat nominated three times for Best [but] I gotta
No matter where you’ve seen him barely accomplishable by any Male Comic in Canada, and try that again.’
Gerry probably made you laugh, Canadian comic) Gerry has done appeared in Trailer Park Boys: The And I slowly Gerry Dee
as is his way and has been for as exceptionally well for himself. Movie in 2006. Gerry let on that a got better and Popular Canadian comic Gerry Dee will be hosting a
long as he can remember. Gerry didn’t start out as a more recent development was what better,” said show at the River Run Centre Oct. 21
“I just felt I was pulled into comedian, and it wasn’t until catapulted him to the success he’s Dee.
[comedy] and I had a natural around age thirty that he gained as of late. Dee cited the development from easier because everyone watching
ability. I never thought I’d get the finally made the leap he’d long “I think coming third on Last just being funny to being funny is a fan already. The people coming
success I had, that comes with anticipated. For ten years before Comic [standing] was what took on stage as one of the greatest to see me in Guelph know who
a little bit of luck, breaks and then he worked as a phys-ed me from somewhat known to very obstacles in his professional career. they’re coming to see. It’s easier
timing, and talent and work. It’s teacher at a private school in well known,” said Dee. We all know funny people, but as now, but its very hard to get to that
like anything,” said Dee. Toronto; a position that’s helped Dee has made a name for Dee pointed out there is a big stage,” he said.
Now comes your chance to see Gerry amass his large repertoire himself, becoming one of the very difference between making your Gerry is certainly at that stage
Mr. Dee without the intrusion of of hilarious and creative stories. few Canadian comedians who can friends laugh and entertaining a now, and next Thursday Oct. 21 he’ll
a television or computer screen, “In 2003 I went in to my not only get by but actually prosper crowd of hundreds. be at ours. If you like to laugh, a lot,
when this newly crowned legend of principal and said I want to take off of just being funny. And while “It took me a long time to realize then seeing Gerry’s show is not an
Canadian comedy visits the River a sabbatical. They knew I was it was always his style to make that. Once I got on TV it became opportunity worth passing up.

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A hole lot of attention
MFAs showcase work of the MFA exhibition is being themselves curiously investigating
throughout UAAC employed simultaneously for the what Zavitz Gallery has to offer
sake of the immediate Guelph this week. Including pieces that
conference community as well as for the art range in approach from the abstract
world of Canada at large; this year, to Victorianesque portraiture, the
TOM BEEDHAM the MFAs have a more “national” show features works composed

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n the evening of Oct. 12, audience to exhibit to. of everything from oil paints to
the Zavitz Gallery opens its The UAAC is an organization kitchen counter fragments.
doors to the general public composed of university and college “A Hole Fixation” is comprised of
for “A Hole Fixation,” showcasing faculty, scholars, art aficionados and works from eight students in their
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enrolled in the Masters of Fine history and visual culture throughout year of MFA study. The artists who
Arts program at the University of Canada. Its annual conferences lent their hands to the mixed bag of
Guelph. gather these distinguished voices and an exhibition are Ashleigh Bartlett,
The University of Guelph’s MFAs offer experienced words on various Nadia Belerique, Marco D’Andrea,
have forged an annual tradition art topics. This year’s conference Martie Giefert, Jessica Groome,
holding opening exhibitions that will be held from Oct. 15 to 16, with Julie Hall, Melissa Hamonic, David
introduce their individual works to panel discussions touching on topics Hucal, Dawn Johnston, Maryse
the general public. A key difference such as the history of photography, Lariviere, Tiziana LaMelia, Maura
concerning this year’s opening is art and surveillance, architecture, Marotta, Amanda McMorran,
that while past exhibitions have and more. Erica Mendritzki, and Jennifer
been held towards the beginnings Because the purpose of past Murphy.
of subsequent fall semesters, MFA exhibitions as well as this An exclusive lunch for graduate
this year’s show faced a delay year’s show has been to serve students attending the UAAC
into October. With the annual more as a broad survey of what conference will be hosted at the Hayley Mullen
Universities Art Association of the university’s MFAs’ directions Zavitz Gallery on Friday Oct. 15. A large collection of MFA students will be exhibiting their art in Zavitz
Canada (UAAC) conference being are, “A Hole Fixation” lacks a “A Hole Fixation” closes its doors hall this week
held this week at the University of specific conceptual direction, but on Friday, clearing the space so that
Guelph, the introductory nature it offers variety to those who find Zavitz hall can return on Monday to its weekly tradition of showcasing one artist’s work at a time.

The jukebox
true testament should be considered as one of Lines.” “Basement Scene” is
of the human the few albums to be instantly undoubtedly the best track on the
condition. called timeless. album, with lines like “It could
Hearing This is also Deerhunter’s be the death of me/Knowing that
Halcyon Digest most accessible album, which my friends/Will not remember
Deerhunter, is comparable is saying a lot as it really is not me/I wanna get old” showcasing
Halcyon Digest to having a too different from their previous the existential dilemma Cox is
melancholic efforts. Songs like “Revival” and facing.
but enjoyable “Memory Boy” are far more pop- Halcyon Digest is one of the best
OLIVER DZUBA dream. The esque than any other Deerhunter albums recently released, and it

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here are few bands album puts you song, with that being no discredit would be a shame to miss out on
who can master the in such a trance at all as they fit perfectly within this masterpiece. If you listen to
atmospheric album, that you don’t their experimental sound. While one album outside of your genre
but yet again Deerhunter has even realize Bradford Cox sings on most tastes this year, it should be this
released a fantastically eerie LP you have been songs, guitarist Lockett Pundt one. You will not regret it.
that will leave any listener in listening to shares the vocal duties on “Desire 4.5/5
awe. Released on label 4AD in the same band
September, Halcyon Digest is for 46 minutes.
an absolutely consistent album Courtesy Containing
from start to finish and an easy no filler, each
contender for album of the year. The profoundly deep lyrics on this of the 11 songs stand out on
Even after listening to only album are a wholesome appeal to Halcyon Digest. All of the tracks
one song on Halcyon Digest, it real human emotion, particularly have both instant likability
is obvious that main vocalist/ the emotions we don’t like to talk and staying power, a rare
guitarist Bradford Cox is unlike about or admit we have. While achievement in music. It would
any other. His incredible musical much of it seems hopeless at be inappropriate to even suggest
and lyrical abilities shine in this times, the album isn’t necessarily this album has any sort of novelty
third LP release by Deerhunter. depressing. Instead it’s just a that could be worn out; rather it
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Let the acting begin
Actors and Executives auditioning process as unfriendly. “We’re all artists. A lot of us
share their anxieties as Cunha wants nothing more than are type-A personalities, so of
the actors in Curtain Call to be course there’s going to be some
auditions for Curtain comfortable with one another, disagreements. In the end we make
Call’s next production but takes nothing away from the sure we’re all happy. It’s great, but it
get underway importance of the auditioning is stressful,” Cunha said.
process. As Cunha noted this The pressures behind running a
JOSH DOYLE four-day stretch is actually one of full-length production run deep.

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his is a big week on the the more pivotal moments in the It’s hard to know from the outside
Broadway of campus. production year. looking in just what’s involved
Curtain Call Productions “There are usually three really in preparing these auditions, and
is gearing up for another eventful big events in Curtain Call. The making those critical casting
year with their performance of auditions, tech week, and of course decisions that can make or break a
Jekyll & Hyde the musical, set to the show,” he said. Cunha added show. Perhaps the only parties more
debut in March. Showtime is still that these auditions are especially anxious than the executives at this
a long way off but the people at important to their production point will be the actors auditioning.
CCP tend to get things rolling company because unlike other Channelle Oullet is a former
early, with auditions being held this companies, CCP do not just student and theatre major at the
as early as week. As Brian Cunha, call their hopeful actors to tell U of G. Spending part of her time
interim producer for Curtain them whether the news is good in Toronto, balancing between
Call and director for this year’s or bad. CCP goes the distance, auditions and various classes to
show mentioned, this is the most providing their applicants with improve her craft, she sees the
opportune time for the production feedback and aspects of their auditioning process as important
team to hold auditions. audition they can improve on. not only in the instance of CCP
“We do [auditions] a lot earlier This makes the process a learning but for her future career as well.
than some companies,” said Cunha, experience for everyone from the “I would say a few weeks in Megan Verhey
adding that holding the auditions actors to the executive team. But advance I’m finding the music I Curtain Call Productions is starting their season this week with auditions
early in the year allows the company by now the members of this four- want to sing and the monologue from Oct. 13-16
more time to mold the production person panel have their priorities I want to do. In past auditions
into Curtain Call itself as opposed straight, leaving the floor open for for CCP there has been a very my mindset is ‘I want to be a part will have a central focus this week,
to just rehearsing a show. “Curtain creativity while maintaining their professional atmosphere, so taking of this show regardless if it’s a as CCP begins another promising
Call’s first priority is not to put on artistic vision. that into account it’s important to chorus or lead role.’ There would year with one of the more daunting
a good show, that’s actually our “We feel like we’re very organized be well prepared,” she said. be no show without a chorus. elements of the theatre world.
second priority. Our first priority and we’re very prepared. We do try After a successful audition last You really have to go in thinking “I don’t go into it thinking
is to make sure that our members to think of what we want before the year that landed her a lead role in I want to be a part of this show, ‘I’ve definitely got this part,’” said
have a positive experience and that auditions, but we don’t really know Reefer Madness, Oullet is trying period,” Oullet said. Oullet. “I’m confident because
they learn something.” what to expect so we come in with out again for a much different Chanelle confessed that audition I think it’s important to really
The Curtain Call philosophy an open mind, hoping to find what show. In preparing for auditions time does make her nervous, but she believe in yourself, but I think
is a welcoming one, and the we’re looking for,” said Cunha. this time around Oullet is keeping doesn’t choose to see this feeling in that it’s beneficial when you’re
environment they create thrives And while the executive team in mind the importance of not a negative light. Instead she uses scared. I think that translates to
on a community feeling amongst shares a common vision, this taxing holding back, and seeing any role it to improve her performance, the exec board that you’re not over
the whole company. This may offer process will not be without its in the show as a great one. and believes it shows during the confident.”
consolation to those who see the discrepancies. “When I go into an audition auditions. She and others like her “I can’t wait. I hope I get in.”
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Sports & Health
Women’s rugby team conquerors the field yet again
Gryphons off to OUA gold. Eight-year rugby player and second of time, and ultimately, the and made us a better team.” against. While the ultimate goal
playoffs four-year Gryphon veteran Jacey upper hand in a situation.” The Gryphons have literally for the team is winning the OUA
Murphy, recently recognized as the As the players are already shut out the competition this year, and CIS championships, Murphy
Pioneer Petroleum OUA athlete well versed with each other, the by dominating every single game, said the Gryphons will not be
SARAH DUNSTAN of the week, last week -- was able time that would be used to mesh but preventing rival teams from getting cocky -instead, utilizing the

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heir cleats shred the earth to provide insight on the team’s rookie players with the veterans scoring a single point. Though remainder of the season to practice
-- and their competition incredible success. can be devoted to running plays, the championship games will even harder; increasing intensity
-- like paper...their This year’s roster is largely streamlining team flow and further undoubtedly be tougher, the women during practices, and working on
impenetrable line of defense composed of girls who’ve played honing individual skills. The are aiming to drag their shutout flow on the field.
invokes the image of an immense on the team together for upwards combination of well-established streak well into the OUA finals. “There’s always a lot of
monolith, towering proudly, of two seasons, along with some friendship and hard work has paid “Defense is one of our main anticipation because there’s so
whilst rival ambitions of scoring talented rookies who’ve managed to off, as the ladies are ranked first in focuses as a team,” said Murphy. much on the line,” said Murphy. “A
fade into the nothingness below. mesh very nicely with the veteran the Shiels division, as well as - a “This year, we’ve been a lot more chance to come up against Queens
The onslaught that is the Guelph players. Murphy said that she single point ahead of the first place disciplined on defense and have would make a great game, but we’re
women’s rugby team is short, sweet, herself couldn’t be happier with this team in the Russell division, the focused on cutting back on taking the season one game at a
and whisking off the team to home year’s line-up. Queen’s Gaels. penalties, which has helped keep time at this point.”
field advantage throughout the “Having good team dynamics “One of the reasons we have teams out of our end.” The Gryphons are facing off
OUA playoffs. and knowing how your teammates been so successful this year is that The Gryphons dream run has against the Western Mustangs,
The Brock Badgers bit the play is a really important part of we are really being pushed by our certainly left the team with an air whom they dominated 84 - 0 during
dust against the Guelph women’s the game,” said Murphy. “Knowing coaches to make ourselves better,” of confidence heading into the the regular season, to kick-off the
rugby team this weekend in a how your teammate is going to said Murphy. “Increasing intensity quarterfinals, but Queens have also OUA playoffs, the quarter-final
94 - 0 Gryphon win, securing react in a sequence of a play can and competitiveness at practices remained undefeated, although matchup is set to go on home soil
their place in the grab for OUA really give you that extra split has us better prepared for games, the Gaels have allowed 40 points this Saturday Oct. 16, at one pm.

Rookie Transitions
Guelph rookie student- what landed him here at Guelph. OUA, undoubtedly brings on a The University combined with the
athletes move from high While McCoskey also obtained an certain level of anxiety when you relentless assistance of coaches and
academic scholarship for graduating first step on to the field. faculty, have established an incredible
school to university in the high 80th percentile, he jokingly Monaghan describes her feeling system to ensure the success of their
added that wasn’t his only reason for before she stepped onto the field for athletes in the classroom.
ANDREW DONOVAN choosing Guelph, “I didn’t want to the first time, “It was like the calm The Student Athlete Mentor

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e all know this feeling; go to Western.” before the storm. I wasn’t nervous program, or ‘SAM’, was a program
at one point or another Whether it is through the media, all game until right before it was set up by the football team to assist
we too were, or movies or television shows, many my time to go on the field.” The athletes in their hectic schedules
currently are, freshmen students on have a pre conceived notion that for proverbial ‘butterflies’ ensue and and to make sure they stay on top of
the University of Guelph campus. a freshman athlete their first year on “you begin to think too much about assignments and course material.
Some of us moved in with pits in the team could be a living nightmare what you’re supposed to do, instead “There’s no time to procrastinate. Rashaad Bhamjee
our stomach over the thought of caused by notorious hazing from of just doing it,” said McCoskey. Whenever I have spare time I try Gryphons football rookie Jordan
leaving the comfort of home, others upper year students. “Act like you’ve been here before” and do work,” said Monaghan. McCoskey gets set to take the field.
with the euphoria of finally being This couldn’t be further from the were the words of advice McCoskey To be a student-athlete here at
independent and on your own. truth for both players, “The most was given prior to his first play on Guelph is a difficult task, but rest academically is stressing you out, or
Regardless of the way you felt ‘hazing’ I ever saw was making the special teams. Easier said than done. assured the university is here to help having to play against a 6’10”, 360
on your first day here at Guelph, rookies carry the equipment bags,” you succeed and countless player pound linemen from the Queen’s
no one can dispute the obvious said Monaghan. While McCoskey Academics testimonies demonstrate the success Gaels football team has you losing
changes in your everyday life from never experienced any hazing, thanks Most important, you can’t be a they are having. sleep at night, rest assured you’re not
high school to university. No truer of large part to the team ethics. student-athlete without making Whether the transition the only one.
are these changes than for Guelph’s “Coach Lang drew the line right your academics a priority, while
rookie student athletes, who must at the beginning; no hazing,” said attending the University of Guelph.
change physically and mentally both McCoskey. “We’re a family.”
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Is the decriminalization of activities surrounding
prostitution a step in the right direction for Canada?
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rostitution has long been Demetria Jackson, Communications & Patrick Case, Director of Human Rights Student Help & Advocacy Center REAL Women of Canada Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice Did you know:

Advocacy Groups

Politicians
U of G Staff and Faculty
a controversial occupation
Central Student Association, University of Guelph Corporate Affairs Commissioner and Equity Office (SHAC), University of Guelph
and a suppressed topic of “The Ontario Superior Court of Justice “The Government is very concerned t Street prostitution accounts
discussion, but a recent “It’s nice to see that the legal system is “Well, I think that the decision gives the “I was really surprised to see even though has handed down a decision…on the about the Superior Court’s decision and for only 5-20 per cent of all
court ruling is forcing a acknowledging the fact that women who government some opportunity to come up a conservative government is in power, that prostitution law that merely confirms the is seriously considering an appeal….The prostitution in Canada
national dialogue to take are sex workers are in need of protection, with ways to change the landscape in the there is still action being taken towards court’s liberal perspective, which previously Government of Canada is committed to the t Between 75-80 per cent of
place regardless of the hesitations and that historically they haven’t had country in relation to how the country has protecting these women, and not just legalized marijuana for “medical” reasons, health and safety of all Canadians and the people selling sexual services
or associated stigmas that may have any…A lot of the arguments I hear is that if dealt with, how the law has dealt with, with women, there are men in the sex trade as three-parent families, and same-sex well-being of our communities. We will fight are women
prevented any large-scale debates on you legalize [prostitution], then everyone’s this issue in the past. And I think what that well who we may not see as prominently marriage. The decision on the prostitution to ensure that the criminal law continues to t On average, studies have shown
sex work in the past. On Sept. 28, going to become a prostitute. I hear that means is that they must come up with policy, as women…It seems that we’ve gone in a law…is just more of the same. Madame address the significant harms that flow from that the first experience with
Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice a lot from men too. But I’m thinking with law and policy that allows people to good direction and it’s heartbreaking to Justice Himel has used the vague wording in prostitution to both communities and the prostitution is between the ages
struck down three key provisions that women don’t make this money by work in safe environments. It’s not as if hear that the [government] is appealing the Charter of Rights as a tool to interpret prostitutes themselves, along with other of 14 and 18
in Canada’s anti-prostitution laws. themselves. Men have a big role to play in prostitution is going to go away, and you this decision.” a grave national social policy according to vulnerable persons.” t Studies have shown that 20 per
Prohibitions on keeping a common prostitution as well.” know, all of the marveling that people can do her ideology, rather than on sound facts - www.justice.gc.ca cent of prostitutes are males,
bawdy house, communicating for the about it, is not going to result in people not - Brittany Brassard, Human Rights & and legal principle. To declare prostitution transgendered peoples and
purposes of prostitution, and living on Anastasia Zavarella, Local Affairs working on the street, or not working to get Advocacy Coordinator and all its accompanying activities as a legal Karen Farbridge, Mayor of Guelph transvestites
the avails of the trade were deemed as Commissioner pay for sex, so it seems to be there’s got to be right and activity protected by the Charter t In many areas in Canada,
unconstitutional. Some are calling this a way in resolving the matter, so that in the The Native Women’s Association of of Right’s section 7 (security of persons) “There seems to be a lot of conflicting aboriginal women
decision a major victory for the safety “Let the flag waves and the banners end, women benefit…As long as there are Canada is an absurdity. The purpose of the law opinions about whether this is going to disproportionately comprise
and empowerment of sex workers, fly. The laws against prostitution have people who are willing to buy sex they’ll be on prostitution is to protect women and improve the health and safety of prostitutes the demographic of sex workers.
while others decry the court’s ruling everything to do with morality and they people who are willing to sell it, so we must “While this decision highlights the children (and also some men) from harm or not. I hear very different opinions about In Winnipeg, the police service
in potentially making the trade more have nothing to do with reality. On a lot come up with solutions that are creative inherent harm and risk of violence and possible death. To remove the law, as that, and I guess that’s my primary concern has estimated that aboriginal
accessible and ultimately more popular. of levels, I don’t feel that we can tell folks solutions, to saving lives and to make people in prostitution, the Native Women’s Madame Justice Himel has done, increases as a mayor in a community, is the health and women account for 70 per cent
Presently in Canada, the buying what they can and cannot do with their safe while they engage in various practices. Association of Canada is concerned the number of individuals involved in legal safety of women, particularly when I hear of street prostitutes
and selling of sexual services is own bodies. And I think to criminalize The decision is a call to the government, that this judicial decision was based on and illegal prostitution. It is particularly that the average age for most prostitutes t Since the late 1980s,
legal but surrounding activities are sex work when we’re letting so many other some people see this as being an exercise the fact that the law is written from the important to protect the most vulnerable for starting is 12 to 14 - that raises a real approximately 70 women
illegal, making it near impossible for injustices happen, and allowing the socio- of judicial activism, but the court has to perspective of street nuisance (reducing women, such as aboriginal and other concern to me about our children. I know have gone missing from
individuals to engage in prostitution economic coercion that forces many folks respond to what it sees as an ever-present the street nuisance associated with women, who are used and exploited in the that there are often immigrants engaged the Downtown Eastside in
without breaking a law. Justice Susan into prostitution, we can’t stand in the way. danger for women. It can’t write legislation prostitution) and not with the safety of human trafficking business.” in prostitution in our communities, Vancouver, an area known for
Himel’s ruling to throw out several The only way we’re going to ‘deal’ with and it wasn’t attempting to write legislation the individuals working as prostitutes. so that raises a concern and that drug drugs, poverty and prostitution.
of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws is prostitution is with a better social safety net here, it’s basically saying that legislation Additionally as NWAC President Jeannette – Diane Watts, www.realwomenca.ca addiction plays a big role in prostitution One third of these women are
a landmark decision, one that could and a more equitable social justice oriented needs to be fixed - this is their opinion. And Corbiere Lavell says ‘The decision itself as well. When you have something that expected to be aboriginal
decriminalize activities associated with government and system of governance.” I think they’re playing the proper role that acknowledges systemic injustice but Stepping Stone you can’t get rid of I’m a strong advocate t Between 1994 and 2003, at least
prostitution in Canada and set a new courts must play under the charter, in saying nowhere mentions the overrepresentation of harm reduction and I would hope that 79 prostitutes were murdered
precedent in Canadian legal history. In Denise Martins, External Affairs to the government, you know what, your of Aboriginal women in the sex industry. “We know...based on our work here at as we move forward, we can identify ways while engaging in sex work
response to the decision, Ottawa has Commissioner legislation is found wanting, fix it.” This decision glosses over the fact that Stepping Stone that [this ruling] is going to make sure that the health and safety of activities. 95 per cent of these
filed an appeal and is supported by the Aboriginal women, women in low income to result in a safer work environment for women are protected.” victims were women and 5 per
provincial government of Ontario in “I definitely think decriminalizing Dr. Karen Houle, Department of situations, those suffering from mental sex workers to eliminate the violence...It’s cent were men.
its action to challenge the ruling. There prostitution is a step in the right direction Philosophy health and addictions issues are working in going to open up communication between t The clients of prostitution are
is a stay of 30 days, meaning that the because the criminalization of prostitution prostitution because of systemic racism and sex workers and reporting crimes to law mostly men
state of law will remain unchanged, as puts the onus on the women as the “This is a decision I strongly support. There classism, as well as a fundamental power enforcement.” t Reasons for entering
time for government appeals has been criminal… In criminalizing prostitution, will always be prostitution, and many forms imbalance and issues of inequality, which prostitution vary. Some
permitted. women are less likely to seek help, and seek of it. Given that, the best thing we can do is is at the root of prostitution’…What this - Rene Ross, Executive Director of prostitutes feel that socio-
The Ontarion wanted to find medical help. Women in brothels are scared to try to support the safety of prostitutes, a ruling does suggest is that violence against Stepping Stone, in Global News economic reasons drove them
out how members of our local and to go to hospitals and women who are majority of whom are women.” sex workers is endemic and more efforts into sex work, while others
national community have reacted to raped are also scared to go to hospitals… need to be made to protect their safety and claim it was their own decision
the decision. With this compilation I think in a lot of cases it’s not a choice, it Dr. Terisa Turner, professor of Sociology well-being.” to engage in the profession
of opinions, we hope to facilitate a is the only means through which a lot of and Anthropology - www.nwac.ca
discussion within the newspaper on the women can get by.” Compiled from a 2006 Canadian
subject of prostitution in Canada, and “It is good that the new ruling focuses on House of Commons Report entitled
enable students to learn more about an Kevin Bowman, Academic & University the safety of sex workers. However, careful “The Challenge of Change: A Study of
issue that has until recently been near Affairs Commissioner studies have demonstrated that it is only with Canada’s Criminal Prostitution Laws”
absent from public discourse. the criminalization of the buyer of prostituted
“Personally, I am pleased with the Ontario sex that the safety of the sex worker can be
court’s decision. I believe what happens significantly enhanced. In countries where
Written and compiled by Kelsey Rideout between consenting adults in private is the JOHN is liable to prosecution, the
none of the state’s business unless it can activity of purchasing prostituted sex has
be demonstrated that it negatively impacts declined by about one half. This combined
others in a significant way. Hopefully this with serious programming to provide other
decision will result in a redirection of income generating and socially integrating
resources from monitoring and booking of activities that might be options for some sex
prostitutes to preventing true crimes such workers could combine to address the real
as the trafficking of people and use of drugs social relations within which prostituted sex
to control people in the sex trade.” is embedded.”
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Back to the scene
Football Gryphon his second season, registering three would hold up in a game again. After
returns to site of horrific quarterback sacks on the year, while a major injury like Thorn sustained,
also being a key cog in stopping the it is tough for an athlete to regain
injury opposition’s rushing attack. confidence in the injured part of the
“I pretty much had to get it out body until they can see how it holds
JUSTIN DUNK of my mind and realize that it was up when the bullets are live.

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ct. 24. of last year, Cameron a freak accident,” said Thorn about “Once you get that first play over
Thorn left Ron Joyce his injury. with, it just went right out of my
stadium on the campus Thorn bounced back from the mind because your thinking about
of McMaster University in an broken leg very quickly and did not the game,” said Thorn.
ambulance rushing him to the nearest miss any training in the summer, Thorn was front and centre
hospital. Thorn suffered a severely which is so crucial in order to witnessing another player’s horrific
dislocated ankle and a shattered show up for training camp in peak injury at the end of the Gryphons
fibula that day, while running down physical shape. game in Hamilton against McMaster
the field to cover a punt. Thorn’s “In the summer I did all the on Thursday Oct. 7.
ankle was facing almost backwards lifts, all the running and nothing McMaster punter Tyler Crapinga
and medical personnel rushed to his really affected [the leg] too much,” suffered a serious leg injury with
aid to put his ankle back into place. said Thorn. three seconds left in the game after
Less than one year later, Oct. 7, All the hard work from lifting, two Gryphons trying to block his
Thorn walked off the Ron Joyce running, and physiotherapy was well punt fell awkwardly on the kicker.
stadium turf, home field of the worth it as Thorn avoided missing “It was just kind of weird that it
McMaster Marauder football a single regular season game. happened. It definitely did bring
team, under the power of his own Although, Thorn never wanted to back some memories,” said Thorn. Rashaad Bhamjee
two legs. believe that his roster spot would Injuries are a part of the game in Second year Gryphons defensive lineman Cameron Thorn, back
“It was a little bit nerve wracking be there waiting for him after he any contact sport such as football. in action less then a year after a serious leg injury.
at the start [of the game],” said Thorn became fully healed. The physical and mental toll that a
about returning to the place where “I was hesitant to think that I major injury can have on any athlete some ways but now it is one hundred positive aspects of his freak injury.
the injury occurred. “Once I walked would play,” said Thorn. “I didn’t is immeasurable. per cent. Sometimes it is in the back “It made me a better football
off that field it was a relief. I don’t know if I was going to step right “I went to physiotherapy three of my mind, but I just had to forget player going through all of that,” said
have to think about it ever again.” in there as soon as I got back from days a week all through the summer about it.” Thorn. “You really understand how
Thorn has been a dominating force injury.” in Barrie,” said Thorn. “When I got Thorn has put the injury behind much you love the game when you
on the Gryphon defensive line in Thorn had to trust that his leg to the fall camp it still hurt to cut him, but he has focused on the spend that much time rehabbing.”

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Sports & Health
Throwing it down with Dunk: Professional star playing with amateurs
hockey team in many international highest level of women’s hockey fair, but the CIS seems to think playing eligibility within seven
tournaments. Wickenheiser is in the world, allowed to suit up this is just fine. Sure it gives CIS years of being out of high school,
arguably the best female hockey and play against young women women’s hockey some enhanced would not of been able to add
player in the world, her four that are at least 10 years younger? coverage and attention from Wickenheiser to their team even
Olympic medals: three gold, one Is it really fair to have this star media that would normally never if they wanted to.
JUSTIN DUNK silver, speak for themselves. athlete taking away a roster spot cover the sport, and increase some In comparison, the Canada

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like the CIS, especially for But wait, there’s more, from a young female hoping to ticket sales for the Dinos, but is West eligibility rules state, all CIS
the chance it gave me to play Wickenheiser made hockey start a hockey career and become the extra attention really worth eligibility rules shall be applicable
football at a high level. What history in 2003, when she became the next Hayley Wickenheiser? sacrificing the purity of Canadian to the Canada West association;
I don’t like about the CIS, is how the first female player ever to score The University of Calgary University sport? in addition, the association may
each conference, Ontario, Quebec, a point in a men’s professional women’s hockey coach Danielle Student-athletes in Ontario enact, repeal or amend and enforce
East and West, all seem to operate league. Wickenheiser’s hockey Goyette, just happens to be a must have ‘amateur status’ in such other eligibility rules, which
under their own set of rules. resume is littered with many former Team Canada teammate order to be eligible to participate it deems necessary and applicable.
Case in point, Hayley great achievements and world of Wickenheiser. Goyette believes in OUA sports. If the Gryphon Needless to say the rules must
Wickenheiser, one of the most championships. She has become she will only make the league women’s hockey team makes it have been ‘amended’ to allow the
recognizable hockey players in a Canadian hockey icon and has better. How is Wickenheiser to the CIS championships, they 32 year-old superstar to play for
our nation, is suiting up with the worked hard to gain support for going to make the league better might have to play against the 32- the Dinos this year.
University of Calgary Dinos for the women’s hockey in Canada. by dominating and skating circles year old Wickenheiser who has The CIS crowns champions in
2010/2011 women’s hockey season. So one might wonder why around younger hockey players? played professionally, against men many different sports every year,
For anyone who doesn’t know, exactly is Wickenheiser playing Imagine any world-class no less, in Finland and Sweden. so shouldn’t the teams competing
Wickenheiser is a 32 year-old Canadian university hockey? athlete, going back to university Meanwhile, the Gryphons for these titles operate under the
female hockey player who has led How is a 32 year-old elite to play their sport when they were under OUA rules, which state same set of rules? No I guess that
the Canadian national women’s athlete who has played at the 32-years old. It just wouldn’t be you must use your five years of would make too much sense.

Three keys to success: how the Gryphons can reclaim their star status
understatement. With just a pair of games opportunities early
After being named to the CIS top remaining – Saturday Oct. 16, in the game.
10 list following their three early against seventh-place Windsor and Passing offence:
season victories, the Gryphons have Oct. 23, against first-place Ottawa In Thursday’s loss
since lost their last three games, – there are many things that the to McMaster, we
MIKE TREADGOLD most recently a 43-35 defeat at the Gryphons must do to stay afloat started to see some

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s they say, what goes up, hands of the McMaster Marauders, and try to re-establish momentum semblance of a
must come down. Every which saw their fourth-quarter rally with the playoffs approaching. Let’s passing attack as
peak precedes a valley. come up just short. look at three areas where the team quarterback Chris
Every winning streak is ultimately What happened? Were the first can improve. Rossetti put up his
counterbalanced by a run of losses. three games a mirage? Are the past Slow starts: Particularly against most impressive
And after looking so promising three games a correctable swoon? Laurier and McMaster, the numbers as a
in the first three games of the Let’s take a comfortable seat Gryphons offence has been virtually Gryphon, throwing
2010 football season, the Guelph on the fence and say it’s a little of non-existent until it’s too late. for 221 yards and
Gryphons are tumbling down the column A, and a little of column B. With opposing defences stacking three touchdowns.
mountain. The Gryphons were helped the box against running back These kinds of
The Gryphons were perhaps by an easy schedule to begin Nick FitzGibbon, the Gryphons numbers have been Megan Verhey
the OUA’s most surprising team their season, going up against offensive attack has been held in largely absent from
through the first four weeks of perennial pushovers U of T and check, leaving Kevin MacNeill’s the Gryphons boxscores throughout flags have littered the field and the
the season, winning all three of York. Anything less than a pair of defence on the field for extended much of the year, but if the Gryphs team’s lack of on-field discipline has
their games, including a startling victories would have been a massive periods of time and allowing have real playoff aspirations, they been a common theme in the first six
upset over the Queen’s Gaels back failure and the Gryphs didn’t their opponents to capitalize. In must continue to threaten opposing games. With their season hanging in
on Sept. 18. The Gryphons were disappoint. Coming off of their bye Thursday’s loss to the Marauders, defences through the air. the balance of the next two games,
led by their stud running back, a with a Week 4 victory over Queen’s the Gryphons found themselves in Penalties: Unfortunately, the emotions will be running high and
stifling defence and a developing legitimized Guelph as a contender a 40-15 hole heading into the fourth Gryphons have often been their game intensity will surely reach an
quarterback, who managed the in the OUA, with tough tests lying quarter before the offence woke own worst enemy throughout much all-time high. The Gryphons must
game well, despite never putting up ahead. up to attempt a comeback. If the of the season, amassing hundreds of stop giving away free yards if they
gaudy statistics. And when teams from Western, Gryphons want to have any chance yards in penalties that have translated are going to have any chance at
Life was good in Gryphonville. Laurier and McMaster came against Windsor and Ottawa, they directly into points for their reclaiming a position among the
It has now been nearly a month calling, the Gryphons came back to must take advantage of their scoring opponents. Objectionable conduct OUA’s top teams.
since that remarkable home Earth, dropping all three contests,
victory over the Gaels, and to say falling back into the middle of the
things have changed would be an OUA pack.
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Sports & Health


Living the Pure Life: Making the switch to whole grain
While this may look healthier, it wheat as a good choice when we components,
actually does nothing for your are grocery shopping. And yes, no bleaching,
nutrient intake. The addition of this is definitely a step in the right and no tricky
molasses to white bread is nothing direction; however, it isn’t always word play.
short of a mind game! Considering as good as it may sound. Many of Whole grain
LEIGH MCSWAN molasses is made of 50 per cent the products in our major grocery products

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o matter where you go or sugar, this is definitely an option stores are imported from the contain 100
who you talk to, everyone you want to skip! United States and this means that per cent of
is proclaiming the health In terms of rice, brown is what we purchase falls under U.S. the grain
benefits of switching from white to nutritionally superior to white. jurisdiction. Let’s look at whole- without white
brown. But did you know that not No added molasses here! Brown wheat bread as an example. In processed
all products are created equal? And rice is the complete grain, all the United States, products such flours. You
do you really know why you should three parts remain intact during as bread can be listed as ‘whole- want to
be making these changes, besides harvest; white rice endures wheat’ with as much as 40 per cent consume
the fact that ‘It’s good for you?’ removal of 2 components of the of the ingredients being extracted whole grains
Well fear no more, now you will grain. This is problematic because (removed during processing). because this
be able to understand the difference you’re also losing many nutrients What this leaves you with is a is where the
between ‘brown,’ ‘whole-wheat’ during this process. measly 60 per cent whole-wheat nutrients are!
and ‘whole grain.’ Even more, Brown rice has the ability to remaining in your bread. This isn’t A diet that is Megan Verhey
you’ll finally know what making lower your cholesterol and blood just true for bread, it happens rich in whole
the switch can do for your health, sugar, gives you slow releasing, with baked goods, pasta and grain products can reduce your words such as “enriched”, “de-
both short term and long term. sustainable energy, supports healthy noodles too - so read your labels risk of heart disease by lowering germinated”, “bran” “wheat flour”,
bones, teeth, nails and hair, is high carefully. You will be missing out your cholesterol and blood sugar, or “organic flour” as these do not
Brown in fibre and contains vitamins, B6, on a ton of nutrients, 40 per cent reduce your risk of cancer, and it ensure that the grain hasn’t endured
Let’s start with the basics. Almost B3, B1, and Vitamin K. The good to be exact! Although this is a has been shown that people who refinement and processing.
everyone knows that, nutritionally, news is that since brown rice tastes better purchase than white, it isn’t eat whole grains are more likely Remember, making small
they shouldn’t eat white bread, that great, and is similar to cooking necessarily optimal. to weigh less than people who eat changes in your diet such as
brown is healthier. So what does white rice, this switch is easy: good refined, processed grains. switching from white bread to
brown bread really mean? Well, for your health, easy to prepare and Whole Grain So, how do you identify this whole grain bread reduces your
depending on the product, it could pleasing to the taste buds. Whole grain is where we finally type of product? Read your labels, risk of disease. Gradual changes
really just be a matter of molasses get to experience the entire the first ingredient should be decrease your likelihood of falling
being added to white bread. Hey, Whole-wheat ingredient in its whole, natural listed as whole grain_____ (name back into old habits, and this is the
technically it is now brown bread! Most of us think of whole- form, no removal of certain of the grain). You should not see right way to living a pure life!
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Life
Traveling without leaving home...New York
NICOLE ELSASSER colourful characters in these two doesn’t resemble the Brooklyn of

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’ve recently returned from a films. Secondly, the classic romantic now, it helps to understand the
visit to New York. This is a city comedy When Harry Met Sally strong foundation that the city was
I have loved forever in films and takes place almost entirely in New built on. Another book that I read
for significantly less time in reality. York and features iconic cinematic to get taken away is E.B White’s
Now that I’ve returned to a slightly moments in equally iconic New Here is New York. This book, rather
(read: much) smaller apple, I delight York locals (like Meg Ryan’s faked than being a novel, is an essay
in the ability that movies, television, orgasm in Katz Delicatessen). written by White on a hot night in
books and food have to transport me And the last movie I’ve selected August. In the pages of his book, he
to another place far away. This week is Ghostbusters. While it depicts a muses about what makes New York
this place is, of course, New York. New York of myth, pivotal scenes New York and while it was written
take place in several famous New decades ago, much of his insight
Film York spots like the initial ghost still rings true today.
So many movies not only take encounter that takes place in the
place in New York but also seem New York Public Library. This list is Food
to be a kind of love letter to the incomplete but these will certainly Food and talking about food is
great city as well; allowing it, in suffice in taking you to New York vitally important to the average
a sense, to be a character in the in spirit, if only for an afternoon New Yorker but there are certainly
film as well as a setting. There are movie marathon. some that have become classics in
countless movies that do this but the city. If you were seeking to have
I will only recommend a few that Books one whole day filled with New York Megan Verhey
best do the job of transporting a There are as many, perhaps more, classics, you would be best to start
Guelph-bound person to the big books that capture New York as off your day with a sesame seed bagel not be ruled out as a possibility. At order a microbrew or, depending on
apple. Firstly, two obvious but by there are films but two stand out to with cream cheese and lox and a dinner time, which would be late, your mood, a good stiff drink to cap
no means clichéd members of this me as sure-fire ways to read myself big coffee. Sometime around lunch you would either grab a slice of off the day.
category are the Woody Allen films to the big city. The first is A Tree you would find a hotdog stand and pizza, covering it in garlic or red These things certainly won’t take
Manhattan and Annie Hall. While Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith eat your hotdog either perched on pepper flakes at the pizzeria before you to New York City but they’ll
the New York of Woody Allen which shows the Brooklyn nearing a bench or stoop or while walking eating it standing up on the street certainly get you a little closer in
is not that of everyone, there is Prohibition in the 20th Century. back to work. If you were feeling or you would get some friends spirit.
certainly something exciting about Though this semi-autobiographical hungry in the afternoon, maybe together to try a hot new restaurant. Come back next week to see
the old(er) New York inhabited account of a young girl growing you would have a donut but if good After dinner, you could pull a stool where we will travel to next time
by the neurotic, intellectual and up in an Irish immigrant family cupcakes were to be had, they could up at your favourite dive bar and without ever leaving Guelph.
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Life
Foodstuffs makes fresh pasta
as they need to be. Instead, for
the low, low price of something Makes 4 servings be added from the edges end after each pass. At
like 25 dollars, you can have a 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour gradually. the sixth pass, dust the
little machine roll your sheets 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt 6. When what you’re working dough lightly with flour.
out for you and the only effort 1 large egg with is a runny egg part in After the seventh pass it
NICOLE ELSASSER you have to take is winding the 1 large egg yolk the centre and some flour should have a light sheen

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resh pasta is one of those crank and feeding the dough in ½ cup water on the outside, flour your to it. Continue passing the
things that’s not that hard every so often. The following are hands and knead the dough dough through, narrowing
to make but the very task instructions for making linguine 1. Make a mound of flour for about eight minutes the rollers as you go. Stop
seems unfathomable to those with the recipe and instructions in the middle of a large until it has become an a few steps before the
who’ve never attempted it. You inspired by the New York Italian- wooden cutting board, and elastic ball of dough. thinnest setting. Flour
tell someone that they are eating American food geniuses, Frank then burrow out a well or 7. Wrap it in plastic wrap the sheets and set under
pasta that you made yourself Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo crater, if you will, in the and let it rest for an hour a damp towel until you’re
and they are instantly overcome of the restaurant Frankies middle of the mountain. or two in the fridge. ready to cut into noodles.
with gratitude and awe as they Spuntino so you can trust the 2. Crack the eggs into a 8. Clamp the pasta machine 10. Use the thinner cutting
picture you, up at the crack of process. bowl and beat them with to your work surface. Cut setting on the pasta
dawn rolling a thin sheet of a fork. the ball of dough into machine and pass the
dough over and over, your arms 3. Add the water to the eggs, three pieces and lay a damp sheets through, storing
aching with a job well done. beat again and then pour kitchen towel over them. the noodles on a baking
Have no fear though, impressing the egg/water mixture into Using your hands, shape sheet, covered with plastic
your unassuming friends will not the crater. the dough into a rough wrap until you’re ready to
require this much dedication or 4. Add the salt to the egg rectangle just compact cook them.
arm muscles; it’ll be a breeze. mixture in the well. enough to fit through the 11. Drop them in salted
The catch is that making 5. Use a fork to stir in the pasta machine. boiling water for two
pasta the easy way requires a egg mixture moving in 9. Roll the pasta through minutes, drain, toss with
little equipment, namely a pasta steady, controlled but the widest setting on your sauce of choice and
machine. Sure, you can roll out gentle circular motions. the machine six times, then serve to awestruck
the sheets of pasta yourself to This way the flour will folding it over end to friends.
save some money but it will be Courtesy
tiring to get the sheets as thin

Loose Cannon: Guelph should try e-voting


voters’ identities and help people planning and safeguards, such
register on voting day. Online technologies could help reverse
voting, like its low-tech cousin the low voter turnout among those
mail-in ballot, goes a step further, who find themselves too busy with
giving people who are already on the work, school or family to line up at a
GREG BENETEAU

POSTGRADUATE
voters list the option voting from polling station.

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olitics is all about people. At the comfort of their own home or The City of Guelph has taken
no time is this more apparent workplace. some small steps toward the use of

CERTIFICAT ES than during an election, when


a candidate’s electability hinges
largely on his or her ability to connect
The methods differ, but generally
involve mailing out a special PIN
number or code to people whose
technology in elections. Voters can
enter their address into an online
website to see the locations of their
personally with constituents. names are registered on the voters polling stations.
Financial Planning However, that doesn’t mean list. People use their PIN, plus a However, you have to be on
Global Business Management technology shouldn’t play an piece of identifying information (say, the voting list in order to view the
important role in an election. Since a birth date) to access a website and information, which defeats the
Human Resources Management the 1990s, municipalities have vote. convenience of such technology and
International Development explored using technologies such as Early results have shown online is needlessly restrictive.
International Marketing touch-screen and online voting as a voting can have a positive impact on Most everything else in this
Marketing Management way to increase voter turnout. voter turnout. The city of Markham election is being done the old
It’s an idea whose time has come tried online voting for advanced fashioned way. Registering to get on
Public Administration in Guelph, a city that prides itself on polling during the 2003 and 2006 the voters list requires you to fill out
being progressive but whose voting municipal elections. Not only did a form and submit a hard copy to city
system in still largely stuck in the voters use embrace the technology hall. On voting day, you still need to
early 20th century. (ballots cast at advanced polling take travel to a polling station and
A number of major cities,including jumped 300 per cent in 2003), mark an x on a piece of paper.
Toronto, Edmonton, Windsor, they eventually came out in greater It’s time to recognize that current
Brantford, Oakville and Mississauga numbers. voting methods present a barrier to
have used direct-recording electronic Though turnout in Markham’s many individuals in the community,
(i.e. touch screen) voting machines 2003 municipal election was roughly including students, who a) don’t get
in either municipal or provincial the same as before the technology time off from school to vote, and b)
elections. was introduced – notable in itself, may have trouble traveling to polling
In addition to being accessible to as turnout for municipal elections stations.
the visually impaired, touch-screen in the province dropped on average The city won’t even be setting
voting machines require fewer that year - turnout in the 2006 up a polling station on campus
personnel to operate and can present election was 58,309, up 38 per cent for students as it has in the past,
information in different languages. from 2003’s turnout of 42,198. reducing accessibility for a significant
They also remove the need for paper This increase was fuelled largely by proportion of the city’s population.
ballots, which is a significant cost in an increase in turnout at advanced Turnout for Guelph students
any election. (However, paper ballots polls. during the last municipal election
can still be printed as a precautionary Electronic voting is not a panacea was an anaemic 7 per cent.
business.humber.ca measure to verify a vote). for voter apathy, nor is it free of Voters need more incentive and
Personnel are still needed to verify problems. However, with careful opportunity to vote, not less.
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Editorial
Changes to prostitution laws are a step in the right direction
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rostitution is legal in Canada. see how shedding a light of legality conditions of their lives, who would shady conditions attracting likewise go on whether we legalize it or not.
This is nothing new. What’s on prostitution will have any probably choose other means of shady clients, and can be effectively It’s only a choice between taking
new is that many of those significant negative outcome. After supporting themselves had they protected by police. And let’s not the necessary steps to help those
laws surrounding prostitution that all, it is most often when people been granted the opportunity, will forget about what happens when a involved, or continuing to ignore
make prostitution difficult to carry must work under a veil of secrecy probably carry on with the same new profession is legitimized; the them.
out have been struck down. In that they are subjected to many of risks to their health and safety that government taxes it, meaning more Nobody is quite sure with what
September of this year, Superior the dangers we as a society face. they operated under before these money will go into government will come of this ruling. The federal
Court justice Susan Himel did Increased attention can only help laws are changed. Those issues will circulation and come to benefit government is putting forward
away with laws against soliciting to remedy many of the preventable likely not disappear with the advent society as a whole. an appeal, and reactions from sex
prostitution publicly, “pimping,” and unnecessary dangers that go hand of regulated brothels and frequent The benefits of legalizing workers,advocacy groups,politicians
operating a common bawdy house in hand with prostitution. sexual health tests. It’s an issue of activities surrounding prostitution and community members have
or, “brothel.” The decision was made This is not to say that prostitution poverty, and this ruling alone will seem to drastically outweigh the been incredibly varied. But the
after a dominatrix sex worker and is going to become a safe and not solve it. downsides, which are namely what, fact that a public dialogue is finally
two former prostitutes challenged diffident matter. In fact it is But these laws cannot hurt, and a possible increase in prostitution? beginning to emerge after decades
prostitution laws over a year ago, assumed by most of those who’ve in many ways they are very likely Society has been dealing with this of paying blind attention to this
leading ultimately to the decision studied the issue that this move will to help. With increased regulation issue for thousands of years, and it issue is what should be highlighted,
this month, which found that those only assist those prostitutes who’ve many prostitutes can be more hardly seems that cleaning up the encouraged and even celebrated
laws involved in prostitution have had the benefit of choosing this frequently for STI’s, lessening one issue now will cause a whirlwind as victorious in and of itself. We
served only to increase the risk occupation for its empowerment, of the primary causes of concern of people lining up to become hope that as students, you will
under which prostitutes operate. or because of the financial rewards. with prostitution. If prostitutes prostitutes. The fact is, that like educate yourselves and join in the
Public response to this decision Those women and men who are are allowed to solicit they will no anything customary to human debates that discuss the realities of
has been mixed, but it is hard to pushed into prostitution by the longer be forced to operate under nature and society, prostitution will prostitution in Canada.

Letters to the Editor


Dear Editors: is “7 per cent of women and 6 com/2009/09/mothers-commit- human problems. Women (even Letters to the Editor
per cent of men representing vast-majority-of.html feminists) are well advised to Deadline for letters:
Regarding your story: Women 653,000 women and 546,000 Those who believe domestic recognize their own capacity for Mondays @ 2PM
take to the streets to Take Back men in a current or previous violence and rape is a male disgusting behaviour if they are
The Night, by Kelsey Rideout. spousal relationship encountered driven phenomena need look truly interested in combating The Ontarion reserves the
The author equates feminism spousal violence during the five no further than the American domestic violence, as opposed to right to edit or refuse all letters
with disdain for domestic years up to and including 2004.” Psychiatric Association. At least simply bashing males. After all, deemed sexist, racist, homophobic,
violence, and the list of victims http://www.statcan.gc.ca/Daily/ one in four same-sex individuals half the children of women grow able-ist, advertorial, libelous or
(women, children and trans English/050714/d050714a.htm can expect violence within their up to be men. otherwise oppressive or unfit for
people) makes clear who the Reading ‘unreported’ abuse relationships, and fully one-third Yours, publication as determined by the
villain is, but the facts do not into these numbers takes us to of lesbians have been victims Ted Wakef ield Editor in Chief. Letters must be
support Kelsey’s assertions. the realm of counter-factual of sexual assault or coercion at kept to a maximum of 300 words.
In our society, men are speculation and it should be the hands of another woman. We will edit longer letters at our
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2008 that total homicides were In the U.S. and Australia, (there Domestic and sexual violence name and phone number (#’s not
611, 465 men 146 female. is no reason to conclude Canada is deplorable. But your author’s published), including those which
Feminists consistently is an exception) mothers, and misandrist portrayal of this are intended to remain anonymous.
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Across 49. Economist Smith 23. Happening
11 12 13 1. Mideastern garb 51. Prone 24. Gainsay
4. How many it takes 52. Scandinavian: abbr. 26. Left, asea
14 15 16
7. Lateral 53. Noisy sip 27. Large pitcher
17 18 19 11. Courts 54. Low social class 28. Religious passage
12. Get a blue ribbon 57. Steers 29. Originate
20 21 22 23 24
13. Implied 58. Rocky peak 30. Procreated
25 26 27 28 29 14. NASA’s realm 59. Appear 31. Anecdotal knowledge
16. Potpourri feature 60. Sushi fish 32. Doha native
30 31 32 33 34
17. Fink 61. Myrmcologist’s subject 33. Actress Sharon
35 36 37 18. Squid’s spray 62. Each 36. Bridge
19. Solitary 37. Mutilate
38 39 40
20. Desire Down 39. Throws a tantrum
41 42 43 23. 49 across’ home 1. Major artery 40. Bulky bike
25. Annoy 2. Dissenting cry 42. Divests weapons
44 45 46 47 48
26. John Steed & Emma Peel 3. Mary’s steed 43. Sets
49 50 51 52 30. Censure 4. Nasal inflection 45. Separate
33. Exhausted 5. Votive feature 46. Ingress
53 54 55 56
34. Humourist’s gift 6. 4 across predecessor 47. Standard
57 58 59 35. Actor Calhoun 7. Tropical skirt 48. You must do it again
36. Unfeeling 8. Admired one 49. Sheltered
60 61 62
37. Apportion 9. Price for a dozen? 50. Blunt
38. Prominent period 10. Zeta successor 51. ____ Flux
By Krystian Imgrund 39. Display 11. Erode 53. That girl
40. Concubine collection 13. Knack 54. School org.

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14. Crescent
15. Tickle colour?
55. Horned viper
56. Formerly named
B A L I H O S T S P A M 44. And then there were ____ 21. World War I city
B R A N D A L T O T U N A 45. Add to 22. Fury
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