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Late night bus service Western enters criticized by cab drivers flood season
Every March, the muddy waters of the Thames river steadily creep upwards, encroaching on campus parking lots and threatening nearby buildings. Last week, Western administration released their first emergency notification of the season, warning high temperatures and significant rainfall could result in flooding on campus. Flooded parking lots are an alltoo-familiar sight on campus. In the spring of 2008, severe floods shut down many of Western’s lots, stranding the cars of unlucky drivers who hadn’t moved their vehicles. Peter Ashmore, a geography professor at Western, noted high rainfall and snowmelt in Southern Ontario is the primary cause behind such floods, as river channels aren’t large enough to accommodate the increased flow. The Medway, Talbot and Chemistry parking lots are typically the most vulnerable, along with the football stadium, rugby fields and tennis courts. Parts of Delaware Hall are also at risk, Ashmore observed. The buildings fall within the 100year flood line — a line designating there is a one per cent chance water will reach that line each year. “There are no major buildings which are substantially threatened,” he said, noting Delaware Hall remained the biggest concern. Roy Langille, associate vice-president of Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services at Western,
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HOP ABOARD THE PARTY BUS. A late night bus service is being proposed on next week’s referendum along with a possible 12-month bus pass and new funding for a Western club.

Canadians top world in internet usage
Aaron Zaltzman GAZETTE STAFF
A new report confirms Canadians spend more time online than any other country. The report, which was compiled by American marketing research firm comScore, found Canadians spend on average a whopping 43.5 hours online per month. This is nearly double the worldwide average of 23.1 hours and is eight hours more than the second place United States. One of the most notable statistic is the increased online presence among older people, both in general internet usage and social networking. Canada saw a 12 per cent increase in internet usage among people 55 and older, as well as a 36 per cent increase in social networking among users 55 to 64. Much of the increase can be attributed to older people wanting stay in touch with the younger generation. “Seniors are getting on board because their children and grandchildren are using it to communicate,” said Christina Nurse, manager of marketing and communications at the London Public Library. “We’re also finding now that information, especially government information, is no longer printed. It’s only available through websites.”

Stuart A. Thompson EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
With just over a week until next week’s referendum, a London cab company is lashing out against the proposed late night bus service, calling it an attack on the taxi industry. The March 18 referendum will pose three questions, among them whether students want to pay $12.15 for a late night bus program. The nearly $370,000 initiative would pay for bus service around campus and downtown from 11 p.m. to 1:50 a.m. Thursday to Sunday. It’s a proposal that Yellow London Taxi owner Hasan Savehilaghi is campaigning against. “This is an attempt to damage the taxi industry,” he said. “Really, this is a deal made behind closed doors between the student council and Aboutown.” Savehilaghi cited safety and service as his two main concerns, noting students will still have to walk home from campus or the few bus stops offered on the routes. He also argued while all students would pay the mandatory $12.15 fee, not all students would use it. On Tuesday, the London Taxi Association had a meeting where several taxi drivers — including some from Aboutown — raised the issue,

according to Savehilaghi. Aboutown had a separate meeting yesterday and Savehilaghi expected drivers raised concerns over the transportation issue there as well. Meaghan Coker, vice-president university affairs for the University Students’ Council, said the idea was introduced after years of demand — both from students wanting easier transportation and city officials wanting to end drunken congestion on Richmond Row. The USC has a tentative deal with Aboutown — London’s largest cab company — to provide the same shuttle buses they use on campus. Coker said the buses would improve safety for students attempting to travel home from the bar district. “The complaints we’ve heard are that students are stranded downtown and can’t get a cab. They need to be able to get home at that time of night, and the only option is to walk or wait several hours or fight each other for cabs,” she said, adding the complaints came from London’s city council and local police. The idea, Coker said, is to not only transport students from downtown, but to transport students home after studying late on campus. But Savehilaghi was unconvinced, saying the buses would only exacerbate safety concerns by con-

centrating belligerent students in one location. “I drove a cab myself for 13 years and I know how the atmosphere is after midnight,” he said. “A taxi would take four people. They can be easily contained and communicated with and negotiated with. But when they’re on a bus, how are you going to control them?” The USC has included one security guard per bus in their budget, something Coker said could be adjusted depending on student safety. “I think it’s a flexible model,” she said, adding the buses shouldn’t be thought of as strictly transportation from Richmond Row. “That’s not what we’re doing. That’s a shortsighted view of what a late night bus shuttle could be.” Next week’s referendum will include two other questions: whether students want to pay for a 12-month bus pass and whether a Western club should receive guaranteed funding. Coker said the referendum is the best way to let students decide. But for the vote to stand, at least 5,200 students must vote — a significant challenge considering February’s much-hyped USC presidential election netted 8,095 votes, representing 31 per cent of the student population.

>> By the Numbers Number of hours spent online per month:

43.5 35.3 32.3 27.7 26.6 25.8 24.1 21.8 18.4 13.5 11.9

Canada America United Kingdom South Korea France Brazil Germany Russia Japan China India

Another significant trend is the increased use of social networking overall in Canada. Last year brought a 13 per cent jump in the number of Canadians who use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The increased use of social networking is not just due to Facebook, though. The rise in popularity of sites like LinkedIn, which currently
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BE NICE TO THE NEW GUYS, THEY’RE GOOD PEOPLE. The Gazette has elected new Front Office members. Leading the paper next year for Volume 105 will be Editor-In-Chief Jesse Tahirali (centre), Deputy Editor Maddie Leznoff (left) and Managing Editor Amber Garratt (right).

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News Briefs

Golf course is in the hole
River Road golf course has one last chance to make a hole in one. In the last 10 years, the course has lost about $1 million, according to Harold Usher, chair of the London City Council’s Community and Neighborhoods Committee. While some have recommended shutting the golf course down, other councillors have spoken up, suggesting they get one more year for further examination. “I was going to say no, but I decided to give them one last chance,” Usher said. Right now, River Road has been declining in profit. They’ve depended on the profits of the other two city courses — Thames Valley and Fanshawe — to stay afloat. Over the last


few years, all three courses have seen a decline in profits — some more than others. Usher explained River Road is a very difficult course suited for determined and experienced golfers. According to Usher, it seems there is a decline in new golfers because the younger generation is absorbed with technology and is uninterested in golf. Usher stated the final decision will be made before January 2012, when the council designs the next city budget. If River Road wishes get out of the red, they will need 8,000 to 10,000 rounds of golf to break even, according to Usher. If they can’t stand on their own two feet this year, this will be the 18th hole for River Roads.


—Danielle Veale

Caf food more unhealthy than you would think
If you thought your high school cafeteria was gross, consider yourself lucky — for high school students in the London region, this suspicion is confirmed. In a recent inspection of London’s high school cafeterias, one third of schools were found to be in violation of food-safety regulations. The critical infractions included “failures to maintain hazardous food items at a safe internal temperature,” according to the Middlesex-London Health Unit Food Inspection report. Temperature-related infractions could lead to food poisoning, making them critical violations according to the health unit. The school board directed their concerns at their food service contractors, Chartwells Canada, who provides training for cafeteria staff in most of the London high schools. “We are taking this seriously as a client of Chartwells. We will be requesting a third-party audit of their food safety measures,” Richard Hoffman, public affairs co-ordinator for the Thames Valley District School Board, said. Although these schools’ cafeterias were found to be in critical violation, many of these infractions were addressed on the spot and all schools passed the inspection. Hoffman assured, “There have been no cases of illnesses. The infractions were taken care of immediately and all the cafeterias received their green card.”

The Cryptoquip is a substitution cipher in which one letter stands for another. If you think that X equals O, it will equal O throughout the puzzle. Single letters, short words and words using an apostrophe give you clues to locating vowels. Solution is by trial and error. © 2002 by Kings Features Syndicate, Inc.

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More ‘silver surfers’ Rising water levels can spill using social media over banks and levies
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has over 90 million registered members, has moved social networking to a professional level. “I think young people today, the ‘millennials,’ are really connected and really interested in technology, and using technology to conduct all sorts of things, which includes job search, their professional life and their personal life,” said Katrina McIntosh, resource co-ordinator for the Student Success Centre at Western. “I think it’s the same processes that have just been done with different methods. Networking is always a really important way to get a job for example.” Many prospective and current employees find benefits to online networking that are absent in personal encounters. “A resume is static, it’s pretty lin-

ear, and there are certain things that are in there,” McIntosh said. “Whereas a blog or your Twitter can really give an employer a great impression about what you’re truly passionate about, what you’re truly great at.” However, there are dangers to mixing one’s personal and professional lives online. “I’m sure everyone’s heard of someone that got fired for a comment on Facebook […] and it can certainly be a disadvantage if you’re posting something negative about a job or a boss or a situation,” McIntosh noted. “It’s really important to be aware of what you’re putting out there.” McIntosh added while online networking has its benefits, people still need to build strong interpersonal skills to be successful in the workforce, even as more of the world goes online.
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Western can’t top Ryerson’s $4K party
Students who like to party-hardy may soon have to pay the price at Ryerson University. On Feb. 2, 2011, a party at Pitman Hall, a Ryerson residence, got so out of hand it accumulated $4,000 worth of damages. Among these fees were the replacement of broken windows and the deep cleaning of vomit-saturated carpets. Officials at Ryerson will hold the entire floor responsible for the damages if the perpetrators do not step forward first. Though Western has built a reputation for its parties, Susan Grindrod, vice-president of housing and ancillary services, noted they are not nearly as destructive as the one that occurred at Ryerson. “Generally speaking, we don’t have such out of control parties at Western,” Grindrod said. Nevertheless, students are sometimes removed from residence for rowdy or disruptive behaviour. Derek Reinhart, a first-year business student at King’s University College, was one such student. “I got a letter saying I was kicked out within two weeks of moving in,” Reinhart said. According to Reinhart, he and his fellow residents were extremely social and hosted several parties during Orientation Week. This social behaviour led to damages at the residence and provided grounds for Reinhart’s eviction. Western has a detailed policy concerning the kinds of behaviour and activities residence students can participate in. Among them are policies for smoking, drinking, drugs and pornography. “Despite ongoing efforts in residence and in the community to educate young adults about the appropriate use of alcohol and other harmful substances […] alcohol and drugs continue to figure prominently in a broad range of residence life problems,” reads the Residence at Western website. Reinhart appealed the decision to remove him from residence, but in the end he was evicted. According to Grindrod, it’s the quality of the residence staff that keeps things in check at Western. “We have a strong residence and soph team who are strong role models,” Grindrod said. Despite Western’s partying reputation, Grindrod affirmed Western students usually know how to maintain control. “Students do party, there’s no doubt about that, but here [at Western] they know their limits,” Grindrod said. “In the end, they know they’re only hurting themselves by being so out of control.” — With files from Stuart A. Thompson

THAT THERE’S A GOOD OL’ WATERIN’ HOLE. For years, the Thames river has flooded campus parking lots during Spring, when rainfall and runoff from melting snow raises water levels considerably.

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explained the University makes a conscious effort to never construct buildings on flood plains, although there are some buildings close to the 250-year flood line. He added the Staging Building, a temporary structure beside North Campus Building, is the only building which intersects the flood plain. While buildings may not be under serious threat, according to Langille, Campus Police and Physical Plant have recently revised the Flood Response Plan in order to take extra caution. “We monitor many nearby buildings as a precautionary measure. For example, we have installed flood water sensors, alarms and sump monitors,” Langille said. “The plan also standardizes precautionary measures, parking lot closures and evacuations, and community awareness.” Langille pointed to two large floods in recent memory, but noted none of the buildings had ever been impacted. Flooding at Western is included in the University’s “disaster plan,” explained Elgin Austen, director of

Campus Community Police Services. A gauge under the University Drive bridge constantly monitors the river’s water level, with specific actions taken at every increment beyond a certain point. “From past experience we know what the level is when the parking lots begin to flood, so we block off the lots, send out notifications and move vehicles,” Austen said. However, rising water levels are still a safety concern on campus due to the number of pathways along the river vulnerable to flooding if the river spills beyond the banks and levies. “Consequently, going down through that area, either in winter or

spring, is dangerous,” Austen warned. “The river is running at a very high speed, and at this time of year it’s extremely cold.” Austen explained when a Flood Watch is in place, it involves hourly checks on the river level and taking action when it arrives at a particular level. Ashmore observed some people are predicting larger floods in Southern Ontario in the future due to climate change, with an increased frequency in intense and prolonged rainstorms. “Ultimately, though, the hazards depend on where you put the buildings in relation to the flood plain.”

Annual Review of Deans, Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies), University Librarian, Vice-Presidents and the President
Members of the Western community – faculty, staff, and students –are invited to express their views in writing on the performance of any of the Deans, Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies), University Librarian, VicePresidents, or President. The Annual Reviews of these senior administrators are used to evaluate performance and to provide them with advice about their future priorities. The identity of those making submissions will be kept confidential but anonymous comments will not be accepted. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, April 14, 2011. Submissions with respect to Deans, the Vice-Provost (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) and the University Librarian should be sent to Dr. Janice Deakin, Provost & Vice-President (Academic), Room 118, Natural Sciences Centre. The incumbents are: Michael Milde Robert Wood Carol Beynon Andrew Hrymak Tom Carmichael Linda Miller James Weese Ian Holloway Carol Stephenson Michael Strong Brian Timney David Wardlaw Joyce Garnett Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Acting) Don Wright Faculty of Music Faculty of Education (Acting) Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Information and Media Studies School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (Vice-Provost) Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty of Law Richard Ivey School of Business Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Faculty of Social Science Faculty of Science University Librarian

We would like to remind you that you must meet with a counsellor at Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), in the Student Development Centre, to arrange academic accommodation for your 2010/11 winter courses. If you have not yet requested accommodation for your courses, and you wish to use accommodation for April 2011 exams, you must meet with a counsellor by Tuesday, March 15th. Accommodation for April 2011 exams cannot be arranged by Exam Services if requested after this date.

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Submissions with respect to Vice-Presidents should be sent to the President, Dr. Amit Chakma, Rm. 118, Natural Sciences Centre. The four Vice-Presidents are: Janice Deakin Gitta Kulczycki Ted Hewitt Kevin Goldthorp Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Vice-President (Resources & Operations) Vice-President (Research & International Relations) Vice-President (External)

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The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

— Pablo Picasso

Bringing art to the masses one paint bomb at a time
This week’s Festival of the Arts helped brighten up the days for students making their way through the University Community Centre atrium. Students’ eyes were met with visual art on display, an interactive paint drop — good in theory, messy in execution — and their ears enjoyed the musical stylings of pop music on the violin. Art is unique in that it resonates with everyone no matter their faculty or personal interests, so it makes sense that the University Students’ Council would use art to reach out to students. The Festival of the Arts might have seemed like a new addition this year, since in the past it didn’t carry the same presence in the atrium, nor was it publicized as well. The Festival was successful in appealing to the masses with a variety of interesting performances, strong visual art and community art projects that engaged a wide variety of students. Hearing covers of popular songs played on classical instruments was a unique juxtaposition that could prove to be more accessible to people who don’t have as much experience with the finer arts. Western has a strong arts population whose art is kept hidden within the walls of McIntosh Gallery or the Visual Arts Centre, which is unfortunate. It’s rare for students to make their way outside of the Western bubble to get a taste of local art, so placing art in the public space of the UCC atrium was able to open people’s eyes. Not everyone is an art connoisseur, but most can appreciate paintings that are visually appealing or pleasing to the ears. The art displayed and the music performed was generally palatable, and experimental music or challenging and controversial visuals were absent from the atrium. With the event taking place in one of the most public spaces on campus, this is a sensible decision — the UCC atrium is a place ill-suited for art that might shock or offend. With a mandate to serve all students, the USC did its job by appealing to the majority of students first, even if the resulting art wasn’t as “challenging.” Of course, part of the festival’s success depends on the submissions received. If the artwork isn’t controversial or experimental, there’s no point pushing for it — we should celebrate the work being produced by the student body. Love it or hate it, the Festival of the Arts at least had people talking which, as far as art goes, is the greatest success of all.
—The Gazette Editorial Board

We need to be taught a lesson
Uncle Jesse
We’re faced with a chicken-or-theegg sort of conundrum — we don’t respect our teachers because they often do a poor job, but we fail to attract great teachers due to the lack of prestige that accompanies the job. This is a problem we must fix. I continue to hear teachers’ college being thrown around as a back-up option. Students will apply to teachers’ college when their graduate school applications fall through, or after their dream job fails to fall from the sky. They think, because they possess a degree and a sufficient amount of credits in teachable subjects, that they are qualified to become a teacher. However, a degree no more qualifies these people to teach than a pair of opposable thumbs qualifies an ape to become an architect. Until monkey mansions start springing up around town, please — don’t become a teacher unless you truly love education. It takes a special passion to be a great teacher. I’m sure we’ve all experienced our share of awful teachers — half-wit hominids, drunk on authority, carelessly parroting off what their textbook tells them. These people disgrace the role of teaching and ruin the educational experience for everyone involved. Our schools should be stocked with people who push the boundaries of their understanding, striving to fill the gaps in their knowledge until they see the complete picture. I can’t overstate how important I believe teaching is. Not to mention how frustrated I get when I imagine a teacher planted in their room’s back corner, considering their students with contempt. The reformation of our education system begins with our teachers giving a damn about their jobs and ends when teacher’s college ceases to be seen as a second-rate cushion on which to fall back upon.

Letters to the editor

TEDx shouldn’t face scrutiny
Re: “Can TEDx take on its own hype? (March 9, 2011) To the Editor: As an extremely excited student from the Western community, I am disheartened by the Gazette’s (a paper that represents the views and interests of the average Western student) choice to question the potential of TEDxUWO and its impact. Several Western students took the initiative to organize a truly innovative event, and bring a world-class movement to London; rather than support and applaud them for the time and effort they have put in, the Gazette chooses to question their ability to deliver. The fact that the London Arts Council, London Economic Development Corporation and City Hall are supporting this event should indicate that the TEDxUWO is a legitimate event that is worthy of at least a bit of support.
—John Commons
Science II

Jesse Tahirali OPINIONS EDITOR jesse@westerngazette.ca
Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who say that are idiots. Teaching is probably the most undervalued job in existence today, and it only serves to hurt our society by perpetuating the idea that teachers are those who have failed to make something real of their lives. The ability to teach is a skill that not many possess. To be able to explain something clearly, concisely and completely is incredibly difficult. It requires knowledge of a wide variety of subjects, an endless amount of patience and the ability to communicate information to an often disinterested crowd. For elementary and secondary educators, the devotion exhibited by a good teacher is wholly disproportionate to the reward they will receive from the job. The pay is pathetic, the students are frequently ungrateful and disruptive, and the support they receive from parents is often non-existent. These people are expected to understand, basically, the entirety of modern human knowledge. Not only this, but they are supposed to ensure that every child who enters their classroom exits with the same understanding they possess. Unfortunately, doing this job effectively requires a commitment not often seen in our schools. As much as I’d like to build up their importance, I can understand not wanting to deify our teachers — many of them are crap-headed nothings who know not what they’re doing.

Women’s Day looked over
To the Editor: I think disappointment is not strong enough to describe how I felt when I read the Gazette on Tuesday, March 8, and didn’t find a single article about the Centenary of International Women’s Day. So many angles could be taken, from Canadian women in politics, to the struggle many women across the globe still face, or simply about the festivities everywhere for this United Nation recognized day. Many media outlets have covered it, from Globe and Mail’s articles yesterday, CBC’s article on the history of the day, CBC Radio’s show The Current dedicated to the day, and even the London Free Press ran an article on it. I guess maybe next year…
—Gabriela Saldanha

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“Hip-hop today — talking solely about the commercial space — it’s the same producers, sound, over and over again. The artist with that particularly poppy song is given the first look as opposed to that ethereal, weird artist with the brand new music.”

There’s a monster loose on the streets of Southwestern Ontario. A wild beast that has invaded our very city. Its name is Randall the Enamel Animal, and it’s about to blow local beer–lovers’ collective minds. “Randall is a flavour–infuser. In very simple terms you choose what flavours or materials you want to infuse the beer with, flood the chamber and then run the beer through,” explains Milos Kral, head bartender and beer guru of Gambrinus Bistro & Café. Originally created in 2002 by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery — a world– renowned brewery located in Delaware, U.S. — the Randall has experienced several major modifications over the years. Early versions had a tendency to foam excessively, but the brewery feels it’s eliminated the issue thanks to a plethora of design changes the new “Randall 3.0.” The process itself is a devilishly simple one. A draught line is fed into one side of the apparatus, filling a chamber where a variety of ingredients are stored. The chamber drains into a second reservoir chamber which mitigates any foam produced by the filtering. Though the time varies depending on how tightly the ingredients chamber is packed, generally about five to 20 minutes are needed from adding the beer to pouring out the finished product. But the real excitement for Randall stems from the ability of bartenders and beer enthusiasts to have a hand in styling their own beer. “It’s like when you’re cooking,” Krall says. “Some cooks have better imaginations and creative abilities. If you know your ingredients and you know your basic beer […] it gives us a chance to imprint our own personal ideas on some of these beers.” The units themselves have proven to be wildly successful. In the last eight years, Dogfish Head estimates they’ve produced over 260 for clients all around the world. In fact, the units have proven so popular, demand has far exceeded Dogfish Head’s output abilities. As a result, bars able to offer Randalized beer are a hot commodity in the serious beer geek’s world. To the best of Kral’s knowledge, Gambrinus is now only the second place in the province to offer the experience. “The first beer we did was [Grand River Brewery’s] Galt Knife Old Style Lager,” Kral explains. “We used Amarillo hops and honeycomb and the combination was just phenomenal — it’s a nice malty, hoppy pilsner on its own and when you add some fresh, hoppy flavour and honeycomb? It was brand new beer.” Adil Ahmad, one of the bartenders at Gambrinus, explained the choice of beer. “The first beers we experimented with we needed to be blank–slate beers. We needed them to be almost our control group so we could detect a discernable difference,” he says. Of course, that mentality only lasted so long. With the first test batches proving to be popular, the Gambrinus staff started looking to other flavour combinations. “The Randall, at least in the beer world, represents the opportunity to actually modify the beer in a way that the brewer might not have thought of,” Ahmad says. “Since it’s by the pint it’s really opened up opportunities. It actually has built kind of a community around it. If people love a beer in particular they get to see that mod done to their beer.” Community is also something that enters into the ingredient selection for Randall. Gambrinus location inside Covent Garden Market means access to a wide variety of fresh ingredients and the opportunity to support local businesses. “It’s especially important to us to use local places,” Ahmad explains. “It garners their attention and allows us to make small contracts of mutual respect. It’s a big thing for Milos.” This local fixation shines through when Krall talks about the London

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The Randall: Better beer through chemistry

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Not entirely satisfied with just offering Randallized beer and a crazy selection of rare local and imported beers, Gambrinus is also proving everything old is new again with their first cask ale. Milos Kral, pictured above, explains: “The way cask ale is done, it’s traditional — how beer used to be served in the past. Before the onslaught of mass-produced draught beers you had live ale,” he explains.

So what does “live” mean exactly? Live yeast. Instead of the fermentation project being over like it is in any other normal draught, the yeast in cask ale is still working on the beer. This means your first pint from a cask won’t taste like your last. It’s also one of the major experiences sought after by beer geeks. “[Cask ale] offers much more depth,” Milos says. “It’s served between 11 and 13 degrees Celsius

so it’s much warmer than our traditional North American beers. “It offers much more pleasure when you’re looking for different flavours and aromas in the beer.” First to be tried on St. Patrick’s Day of all days will be another Flying Monkeys offering — Smashbomb IPA. If you’re looking to try a crazy hoppy beer in a different way, check it out on March 17. This beer outsold Keith’s two–to–one last month at Gambrinus so yes, it’s popular.

beer market. In a city with a dizzying amount of generic bars and generic beers to offer along Richmond Row, a niche place like Gambrinus may seem idiosyncratic. Not so, says Krall. “From very early on, the response [to the bar] was almost overwhelming,” he says. “We couldn’t have built this place if London didn’t respond to it. Perhaps the idea that London is only good enough for

all those macro beers and mass– produced cheap draught is not entirely true.” So what comes next for Randall? “I bet you could take Bud Light and make it interesting by hopping it up and adding some Skittles in there,” quips Ahmad. Though Skitttlebrau was not available, this author was lucky enough to try the flavour combination described below — a dark ale

combined with hops, chocolate, cocoa and, most interestingly, chipotle peppers. The Randallizing process emphasized the already present hop, coffee and chocolate flavours and fundamentally changed the beer’s flavour, with the chipotle peppers providing a warming sensation in the upper chest. Gambrinus Bistro & Café is located at 130 King Street and offers Randallized concoctions every Saturday.

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thegazette • Thursday, March 10, 2011

Beastly doesn’t tell a tale that’s as old as time
Remake of Disney classic targets the wrong demographic
of school and hide from friends and family. The one person he neglects to hide from is Lindy Taylor, a dedicated and perky scholarship student played by Vanessa Hudgens from the High School Musical film series. Despite being one of the unpopular kids, Kyle watches Lindy from a distance, mesmerized by how genuine she is. The question is, will she see through his ugly skin and begin to like the person he really is? Although Beastly seems to have the potential to be a beautifully romantic film, the acting is definitely not up to par. The main characters seem to be forcing chemistry and although Pettyfer is easy on the eyes, everything he does seems incredibly unnatural and awkward. The one actor that brings humour into the mediocre interpretation of the classic story is Neil Patrick Harris who plays Will Fratelli, Kyle’s blind tutor. The role seems perfect for him, and although most of his dialogue is cheesy, he makes it seem believable. Perhaps if Barnz aimed the film towards a younger, pre-teen demographic, there could be more success with his mildly humorous and immature script. If nothing else a younger age group would swoon at the romance of high school teens. But if you’re looking for a cinematic experience filled with passion and a surprising plot, you won’t find it when watching Beastly.

Beastly Director: Daniel Barnz Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen After 20 years, Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast has been recreated into another average romantic-drama to suit teens of today. In Daniel Barnz’s latest film Beastly, model-turned-actor Alex Pettyfer plays the role of Kyle Kingson — a rich, attractive and popular high school student running for head of the academy’s environmental committee because it will look good on his college applications. During the opening scene, we witness Kyle’s true colours when he promotes his campaign with the phrase “embrace the suck.” His shallow obsession over appearance goes too far, and he ends up calling Kendra, a fellow competitor, “Frankenskank” in front of a large group of students. However, Kyle is unaware that Kendra, played by Mary-Kate Olsen, is a witch, and later that evening she casts a spell on him that can only be broken if he finds true love within a year. Kendra gives Kyle a case of dermatitis and bad tattoos, which humiliates him enough to drop out

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ISN’T THE BEAST SUPPOSED TO BE HAIRIER? High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens plays Lindy, a modern day Belle.

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Spokes Everyone I Ever Met Counter Records/Ninja Tune Spokes, an up-and-coming band from Manchester UK, creates the kind of music you can’t file under one specific category. Although their sound is hardly unique, their latest album Everyone I Ever Met has the perfect arrangement of group vocals, progressive instrumentals and simplistic acoustic songs. The album starts out with the songs “345” and “We Can Make It Out” which are quite similar and rely heavily on group vocals and strings. Both build at a steady pace, developing more of a story as they continue. Everyone I Ever Met takes quite a turn since the fourth song on the album involves only an acoustic guitar and vocals. The rawness of the music and the sincerity of the lyrics should immediately draw listeners in. Throughout the rest of the album, Spokes make use of piano in several songs including “Happy Needs Colour,” “When I Was A Daisy, When I Was A Tree,” and “Canon Grant.” Although originality is not overflowing in their songs, the familiarity of their sound creates a very welcoming, honest vibe.


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O’Beirne preserves win a lastsecond with penalty shot save
With no time left on the clock in the championship game, a penalty shot from the tournament’s leading scorer would decide the outcome. Sounds kind of like a Hollywood movie – maybe The Mighty Ducks. But that’s what the Western Mustangs Ringette team was up against in the dying moments of the Ontario Ringette Association Provincial Championships this past weekend in Waterloo. “We knew it was going to be a close game and it was a one-goal game back and forth right through the game and right to the penalty shot, which was the most exciting close to any game I’ve been a part of,” Mustangs head coach Kerry Box said. Ahead 4-3 thanks to a goal from their leading scorer, Samantha Coleman, with two and a half minutes left in the game, the Mustangs had to fend off a furious Ottawa Gee-Gees attack if they wanted to win the provincial title. As time ran out in the game, a penalty was called on Western, which automatically resulted in a penalty shot. “We were a little spastic at first but our coach called a timeout to calm us down in the last minute,” fourth-year co-captain Meghan Guiler said. “We thought we won, but after the buzzer the referee called a penalty shot. We were celebrating and we had to take that back and refocus our goalie. Everyone was quiet and nobody really knew what to do.” Sarah Trottier, who led the undefeated Gee-Gees and the tournament with 13 goals and 25 points, stepped up to take the shot against first-year goaltender Danielle O’Beirne. She made a blocker save on Trottier to preserve the win and hand Western the title — the Mustangs also earned the distinction of being the first university team to win the provincial championships. “I told her that a dominant right hand shooter will go to her backhand and try for the far right corner and sure enough the shooter had,” Box said. “[O’Beirne] followed the shooter and, of course, stopped her.” “I came out and challenged her. She tried to fake glove side and I didn’t fall for it. I barely got my blocker on it and it barely missed the net,” O’Beirne said. “I tried not to be nervous. I mean, it’s just another penalty shot, right?” While the season culminated in victory for the Mustangs, it didn’t start so positively. The team was rebuilding in first semester and didn’t win a single game until the University Ringette Championships at Western over the winter holiday break. They ended up winning the Tier Two division in that tournament, which they feel prepared them

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rundown >> The women’s basketball team beat Ottawa on the weekend 60-44 > Matteke Hutzler was dominant finishing the game with 21 points > They have advanced to the CIS regional playoffs at the University of New Brunswick this weekend.

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SHOULD HAVE TRIED THE TRIPLE-DEKE. IT ALWAYS WORKS. Ottawa Gee-Gee’s leading scorer Sarah Trottier is stopped by Mustangs goalie Danielle O’Beirne with no time left on the clock, preserving the 4-3 victory for Western in the gold-medal game. Western becomes the first university team to win the Ontario provincial championship.

for the Provincial Championships. “From that win, there was a lot of team bonding. That moment was a realization for the team that we could go further so it got the spirits up in the team,” co-captain Cassandra Findlater said. This tournament also didn’t start very well for the Mustangs. Western started the tournament with a single win and two losses, including a 4-1 loss to those same Gee-Gees. “We knew with two losses that early we had to climb back. With three losses, you are almost certainly out of the semi-finals. We knew we had to keep giving 110 per cent in

the rest of the games despite losing two players to injuries and a few to midterm exams,” Box said. Once the team qualified for the semi-final round, they knew it was time to take their game to the next level. One-hundred and ten per cent would no longer be enough if they wanted to topple the talented club team from Markham. “I told them that we want the last game of the year to be the best game of the year,” Box said. “We were very dominant that game [winning 6-1].” That set the stage for Coleman and O’Beirne’s heroics in the final. For Guiler and Findlater, two of the

graduating players on the team, it was the perfect way to end their ringette careers at Western. “It’s an incredible feeling. It’s a really great way to end four years at Western. You can’t beat that,” Guiler said. “It just shows how far the team has come since I first came to Western. It’s great to see that the girls have started something bigger,” Findlater added. “It was something my father and I started and I never thought it would come this far this fast. I look forward to coming back years later and see how far it’s gotten.”

Mustangs finish 6th at CIS
Tough 5-set loss to TWU ends title hopes
Pulling an upset over Guelph — the top team in the Ontario University Athletics conference — on the Gryphons home floor to win the OUA championships was quite a feat in itself. But if they wanted to win the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship in Laval, the Western Mustangs women’s volleyball team was going to have to out– do themselves and knock off the Trinity Western University Spartans, the third-ranked team in the country. “Winning the OUA was our goal all year long,” Mustangs head coach Dave Edwards said. “But we knew we had a tough opponent in Trinity Western. We just wanted to go in and compete hard.” Despite being the underdogs as the seventh seed in the eight-team tournament, the Mustangs were confident. took control of the match, winning 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 19-25, 15-8). “Credit to Trinity Western because they played well but our team played an outstanding match,” Edwards said. “When it was 2-2, my thought to the team was go out and play hard. We didn’t have anything to lose. While nerves may have gotten the best of the Mustangs in the deciding set, they certainly weren’t a factor earlier in the match, especially for veterans Kelly Frittenberg, Elaine Screaton and Sarah Johnston who had 18, 16 and 13.5 points respectively. “Their game plan was to move some of their bigger girls around and isolate Elaine and Kelly in certain situations and they were able to come through in those situations,” Edwards said. “I could go and list all the girls. But certainly the veterans played well all weekend.”
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I think the West is a little bit overrated. […] With the group of girls we have, I knew we could compete with anybody.
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Mustang’s setter On her feelings about playing the talented Canada West teams

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“We’ve been playing some great ball lately and with the chemistry that our team has, I knew we had a chance to pull off the upset,” Mustang’s setter Jenna Thomson said. They performed well above anyone’s expectations, forcing a fifth and deciding set before the Spartans


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Carabins take 5th with 3-1 win
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After losing to the Spartans, the Mustangs were forced to continue their weekend in the consolation half of the bracket. They took on the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds in the consolation semi-final, beating the Atlantic conference champion 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22). “Against UNB we felt very comfortable. They are a tall team, but they don’t have the firepower that we saw the night before against Trinity Western,” Edwards said. The season ended for the Mustangs with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-14, 22-25,

28-26) loss in the fifth-place match against the Université de Montréal Carabins. Despite the final loss, the experience was nothing but special for the Mustangs, especially the graduating players. “It was great to finish my career on the biggest stage in Canada. However, it would have been great to finish off with a W,” Thomson said. “It was tremendous. The hard work they all put in paid off here. I said to the kids that we started this journey together on the floors of Thames Hall and it ended on the national stage at Laval,” Edwards added.
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