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Hardcore punkers Comeback Kid might be based out of Winnipeg, but their members live in four different cities across North America. For them, being on the road eight to 10 months of the year makes perfect sense. >> pg.5

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Four Tim Hortons becoming fair trade stations
Locations will change following Tim Hortons’ decision to nix self-serve franchises
Cheryl Stone NEWS EDITOR
Tim Hortons is about to have some competition. Beginning in September, four of the self-serve kiosks on campus currently serving Tim Hortons coffee will be replaced with a fair trade option. According to Kevin McCabe, associate director and financial controller for Hospitality Services, Tim Hortons is no longer willing to franchise coffee self-serves, leaving students in Althouse College, Elborn College, Talbot College and the Ivey building without their fix. “It’s certainly something we have been looking at for our self-serve [locations],” McCabe explained. He noted when Tim Hortons said they were moving out, they actively sought either a fair trade brand or local chain to take their place. Fair trade coffee is purchased at a higher price than regular coffee, often with the goal of enriching the lives of those who are farming it. The Little Red Roaster, an independent coffee company based in London, was one of the companies approached with taking over the newly available spaces. “For us, it would be really great to ease in with coffees and teas,” Kendra Gordon-Green, president of the company, explained. She noted the company had currently only offered to provide coffee. It would be up to Western’s Hospitality Services to approve other products, such as baked goods. “Any opportunities we get, we’d be willing to explore,” Gordon-Green said. “We went for a tour of the spaces and our design people are working on something.” McCabe noted the physical Tim Hortons locations continued to be popular on campus and many of them had just been renovated so changing that space was unlikely. “This is where we’re going to start. Where we’re going to finish is anyone’s guess,” Gordon-Green said. She noted the organization had been on campus previously as a coffee sponsor for many charity events. She also felt being a local company motivated Hospitality Services to approach them. Currently, any agreement made between a franchise and Hospitality Services means Western is paying a fee to use the franchise and includes a royalty on sales. However, they do not necessarily look for the most ethical option. “There’s still very few things that are fair trade,” McCabe explained. “There really isn’t any different

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option.” Currently, all residences have fair trade coffee options. Starbucks, Williams and The Spoke also offer fair trade options. Jeff Armour, food and beverage manager for the University Students’

Council, explained fair trade coffee has been at The Spoke for several years. He noted it was not the cheapest option for The Spoke to stock, but many customers liked it because of the taste. “There’s always cheaper options,

but cheaper isn’t always better,” Armour noted. Armour is working on a campaign to promote fair trade coffee in The Spoke as an ethical option. “We want to be sure people understand what [fair trade] means.”

London e-waste campaign ramps up as semester comes to a close
Gloria Dickie NEWS EDITOR
While dumping your old, brokendown computer monitors and television sets on the curb may seem like a convenient option, Carol Hochu, executive director of the Ontario Electronic Stewardship, is urging students to consider other methods as second semester comes to an end. The OES is an organization mandated by the Ontario government to develop and implement an electronic waste recycling program for consumers and businesses. “The whole goal of the program is to divert waste electronics from landfills into safe and responsible recycling programs,” Hochu explained. Waste electronics often contain hazardous substances that aren’t dangerous while in use. But when electronics end up in landfills, hazardous components like mercury in light bulbs or leaded glass can leech into the soil, contaminating water, land, and air. “Electronics also contain valuable resources — like metal, glass, and plastic — which can be reclaimed and used again,” Hochu noted. There are currently 21 OESapproved collection sites in London, and Nicole Bakker, EnviroWestern co-ordinator, noted InfoSource also collects small electronics and cell phones. “Electronics recycling on campus is mostly confined to these small items due to EnviroWestern’s limited storage capacity, and the recycling of larger items is mostly for office appliances like old computer monitors that some labs or university offices will dispose of in bulk.” But, according to Hochu, the OES accepts roughly 44 broad categories of electronics, including radios, cameras, speakers, DVD players, telephones, and turntables. As it turns out, Londoners are some of the most passionate ewaste recyclers in the province. “Last fall, we had a mobile electronics recycling van that went on a 14-city tour, with London as the last stop. Over that two-day event [in London], we collected over 35 metric tons of e-waste, which is close to five tractor-trailer loaders. Of the 14 cities we visited where we had a designated collection event, London ranked number three,” Hochu said. Bakker stressed the need for students to recycle their e-waste, noting much of this waste would otherwise be shipped to places such as Guiyu, China, where people work for low wages in poor working conditions, using acid, fire, and other crude methods to extract the metals. “It’s a continued call for actions for folks on campus and beyond to continue to participate in the program, not only in the London area, but across the province and wherever they might be headed this summer,” Hochu concluded. “Do the world a favour and recycle your electronics.” Students can find information regarding their closest collection site at www.recycleyourelectronics.ca

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Electronic waste recycling programs attempt to reclaim valuable resources contained in electronics, like metal, glass, and plastic.

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‘EVERYBODY IN THE UCC, PUT YOUR HAND NEAR YOUR FACE AND FOLLOW ME!’ The University Students’ Council hosted the uniquely titled “Purple Finale” in the University Community Centre yesterday. The day featured free food, an oxygen bar and musical performances.


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London dips despite improvements
MoneySense magazine recently released the 2011 list of the top Canadian cities to live in. London has dropped on the list from 12 down to 14.

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Although London saw a significant improvement in all categories, it did not improve as dramatically as other Canadian cities according to MoneySense’s online statistics. “The quality of life [in London] has gone up in recent years,” Harold Usher, Ward 12 councillor for London, said. Usher explained one downfall of the city is that real estate prices have gone up in recent years. But, he noted, this could be connected with inflation. “The general cost of living is going up worldwide,” Usher said. London’s results in MoneySense also showed a decrease in unemployment rate. Usher explained the recent stimulus project increased jobs for Londoners. Construction has been a major contributor to the increase in jobs, he added. “Londoners are now enjoying a better quality of life,” Usher said.

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Student Legacy Challenge Wave, Spoke have results presented tonight record-setting years
Gloria Dickie NEWS EDITOR
After months of preparation, Mustang’s Den is finally ready to hit The Wave tonight. Mustang’s Den is the University Students’ Council’s solution to the leftover $175,000 of unclaimed bus pass refund cheques. The initiative, known as the Student Legacy Challenge, asked students to propose ideas on how best to spend the money, culminating in the final presentation of ideas at The Wave in a format similar to the television program Dragons’ Den. The approved ideas will be presented tonight — where students can ask questions — and the USC will vote to pass them on Wednesday night. “A lot of things were rejected,” Pat Searle, senator-at-large, explained of the submissions. “We rejected anything that didn’t have a lifespan longer than a year, because we wanted to see something as a legacy. We also didn’t approve anything that was a charity, or events that were offsetting the costs of operating, because we didn’t think it was right to support one charity over another.” He explained it was great when more than one student presented the same idea because it helped the USC understand there was a legitimate need for the initiative. Overall, $37,732 remains to be spent. Mustang’s Den will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in The Wave.

Student Legacy Fund
Total Spent: $137,268
New signage technology in UCC - $20,000 Choose Your Own Adventure Conference - $10,000 Accessibility audit of Housing Services for students with disabilities - $1,600 USC Working Station $8,000 USC Council Lounge for USC officials to mingle and discuss council business - $3,000 Free video games and pool tables inside The Spoke - $15,000 Capital injection for BizInc, an entrepreneurship support service to develop student business ideas - $20,000 A community garden and outdoor green space at King’s University College - $16,368 A mobile dental service for children in need - $10,000 Bus shelter at Weldon - $5,800 Before and after school programs for London children. Money goes towards supplies and books - $1,500 A shed for the King’s snowblower for the KUCSC ice rink and materials to maintain the rink - $3,000 Installing solar panels on the UCC roof to power USC operations and services - $16,000 Plants added to the UCC $1,000

It’s official – The Spoke and Wave are back on top. The final numbers are still being tallied, but early figures show both University Students’ Council-owned eateries had recordbreaking profits last month. By Feb. 28, the year-to-date profit for The Spoke alone was nearly $30,000. While a statement of earnings for March wasn’t ready by press time, USC officials say it was the eatery’s most profitable month ever. Ely Rygier, vice-president finance for the USC, is projecting The Spoke’s year-end profit for 2011 will be upwards of $50,000. “The Wave also had its best month ever — of all time — in March,” Rygier added. Though final numbers aren’t in, USC food and beverage manager Jeff Armour said The Wave’s profits this year are up 10 per cent from three years ago, back when Rick McGhie nights were still held there. The spike in profits represents a wind of change for both University Community Centre eateries, which for years have suffered from fluctuating and uncertain revenues. Last year, profits took a dip due to a combination of factors. “Last year we had the recession, H1N1, bus strike, renovation — a perfect storm of terribleness,” Armour said. “In restaurant industry, it’s the worst thing that can happen to you, to not be open in September.” The Spoke was in the red last





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year and had actually lost $211,575 by February 2010. This year’s record profits are the result of various changes to increase efficiency in both establishments — with a main focus on The Spoke’s menu. One element of increasing sales was trying out new menu items on a temporary, rotating basis to see which ones fared the best. Rygier said the entire menu actually changed from last year, which also provided a big sales boost. “[We] took off a bunch of menu items that were very hard to produce [and] didn’t have quick turnaround time,” he said, adding they were replaced with quicker options like grilled cheese sandwiches, which proved popular. “What we’ve got down there right now is, after a couple of combinations and permutations, a menu that works,” Rygier said. The USC also pushed for consistent programming. Rygier said cutting expensive, unpopular events made room for the current lineup — live band karaoke on Tuesdays, Rick McGhie on Wednesdays and Wired Fridays. During March, only two days of the entire month weren’t booked for events or USC programming. Rygier also said debit machines in The Spoke are becoming a reality. The USC is installing machines this summer that are also capable of handling credit cards down the road. “We’re going to finish the year strong,” Rygier said.

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I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.

— Adlai Stevenson

Categorizing our vote
Vote Compass is a free online application designed to help users gain a sense of where their opinions align politically. The results are based on responses to a series of questions about national issues. As the federal election campaign enters its second week, a new application has emerged as a tool for voters to help align themselves with political parties. Vote Compass is a sensible starting point for voters who are mildly to moderately informed about the election. It selects hot button issues that might not be addressed directly in the platforms that parties are currently promoting. Topics such as military presence in the Arctic or abortion are some of the broader issues comprising Vote Compass’ questions. Votes are often based on the general ideologies associated with parties without taking a closer look at their individual stance on specific issues. Vote Compass helps lay it all out and is a good place to start for voters wanting to learn more about where their opinions align. And while it’s frustrating, it’s also reasonable for such an application to be over-simplified. These kinds of tools are flawed by design. Surveys are simple by nature and will always skim over the surface of complex issues, but this is necessary for them to function at all. Those in the know are always hopeful — often idealistically — that young people will vote, get informed, or at least read a story or two about the election. Unfortunately, we’re a resoundingly apathetic demographic and this election comes at a time when exams and essays will often win out over our civic duty. This tool can be an elegant starting point, leveraging the internet and social media, which our generation loves, to point us in a direction of a party that will mostly align with our thoughts and stances on big ticket issues. It’s in this way that Vote Compass could be the perfect tool for our generation. It takes a selection of fundamental issues, ignoring party biases, and aligns users with a party based on their responses. This is, if nothing else, a better basis for a vote than arguably worse information coming from campaign propaganda. For young voters trying to become informed and navigate their way through complex and often overwhelming election information, a simple, accessible way to start thinking about how we want to vote is a valuable asset. You can try Vote Compass for yourself at federal.votecompass.ca
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To the Editor: I read you on the bus, to make my cramped trips home more bearable. I read you while waiting in the lengthy Tim’s Lineups when that one person takes a bit too long to take get their change together. I read you when class gets overwhelmingly boring. I read you to warm up for course readings. I’ve been doing this since first year and I regret not having written to you earlier. I may not agree with some of your articles and I may feel guilty for laughing at your sometimes-inappropriate comics, but I appreciate you. You encourage critical thought, you introduce a different point-of-view and angle. You give me Sudoku so I don’t feel like I completely fail at math. You encourage me to check out a new local band and be knowledgeable about my city and my school. Thank you for keeping me informed, entertained and open-minded. Good luck in 2012! (According to the Mayan calendar, you’ll need the luck.)
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SlutWalk London is happening Sunday to protest the idea that sexual assault has something to do with what you wear. In January, a representative of the Toronto Police said, “Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order to not be victimized.” Critics say his comments place blame on the victims. Overall, we agree. No man has the right to sexually assault a woman, regardless of what she’s wearing. And in no way does a woman wearing a short skirt or a lowcut top suggest she’s asking to be verbally harassed or physically assaulted. But what sort of statement do we make with the clothes we wear? Spring is here and with it comes skirts and tank tops. Unfortunately, they also bring unwanted glances from passersby. A short skirt is apparently an invitation for a young woman to become a private show for anyone who happens to be walking down the street. Rather than simply moving on with their lives, it seems stopping, staring or catcalling are common courses of action. I hate to break it to the world, but there are people behind those tube tops and miniskirts — people who just happen to like tube tops and mini skirts. People who don’t necessarily like being stared at and judged. I don’t think it’s a lot to ask people not to stare at a woman when she chooses to wear a favourite skirt out to the bar. The problem isn’t with her wearing a miniskirt, it’s the way those around her react. She’s turned into some sort of impromptu art exhibit instead of the living, breathing student who may have just finished her midterm. Many people argue women are “asking for it” when they wear their miniskirt out to the bar and are ogled. But what really needs to be asked is why we’re okay with a peek of skin becoming an invitation to treat women like meat. Would people be allowed to act same way if she were in her sweats? A woman should be able to wear whatever she chooses without the fear of being judged or gawked at. It shouldn’t matter if she’s wearing her sweatpants or a tube top. Clothing speaks volumes — and so does a lack of it. Let’s face it, dressing like a Victoria’s Secret model on the sweaty Ceeps dance floor has a certain sexual connotation attached to it. So why do women complain when men start treating them like sexual objects? Sexual predators are not the norm and the majority of men are decent guys. But they’re also sexual beings, and the idea that they can completely refrain from ogling a near-naked woman – particularly while under the influence of alcohol – is a laughable notion. Of course, there’s a line that should be drawn. Sexual assault is unequivocally wrong and catcalling women on Richmond is juvenile. But ladies, don’t blame men for focusing on your body instead of your brain when that’s what you’re showing off on a night out. As women, we need to consider our choices. If you’re busting out of a bustier, don’t tell me you’re not trying to titillate. Looking sexy often implies you’re looking for sex. And even if you’re not, dressing in such a suggestive fashion is like holding a sign saying, “Look at my body!” I say this as a modern woman who enjoys wearing the latest trend, be it high heels or short skirts. But I’m under no illusions that men will look at me the same way if I’m wearing a mini-dress instead of a turtleneck. And I can’t fault them for that – I choose my own outfits.

Meatro caps off ‘great year’
To the Editor: I read every word, indeed every character, of Friday’s Meatro. I laughed aloud more than 20 times. I plan to laminate it and keep it as the definitive summation of my UWO experience. Thank you all for a great year of Gazette.
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Hardcore punk band Comeback Kid has been playing shows together since 2003. Eight years later, they’ve got a pretty good grip on their career. They tour for a good majority of every year, and to them, it’s like living on cloud nine. Minutes after landing in Toronto front man Andrew Neufeld took the time to talk to the Gazette.

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Though the band is based out of Winnipeg, not all the band members live there. How does that affect the band?
Two of the band members live in Winnipeg, I live in Toronto, our bass player lives in North Carolina and our other guitar player lives in Minneapolis. We’re a band that’s on the road eight to 10 months out of the year so if we all lived in the same city it would probably be the same thing. We’d say, “See ya later,” for a week or two then meet back up for tour. doing what we set out to do from the very beginning. Obviously, we’re older now and in certain ways we’ve grown up. As far as our musical style goes, we always want to take what we love from hardcore and combine it with the influences we grew up with. We try to take our genre and progress it.

If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
One word can’t describe it.

Comeback Kid just wrapped up touring in South America and Mexico and are about to start your “Through The Noise” European tour. Is the band constantly on tour?
Yeah, we just had our “Sick of It All” tour through Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Sao Paulo is probably one of our favourite places — the crowd has passion that is second to none. After that we did four days in Mexico then we walked across the border to San Diego and got on a flight at LAX. It was pretty awesome — it kind of flew right by. We’ve always tried to be a band that plays as many international shows as possible. I think we’ve played in over 40 countries.

When did you all come together and decide to really take off with Comeback Kid?
Our first practice was probably in 2000 and our first tour was in 2003. I booked our first two-month tour in Canada and the States; it was really successful and we took that as a sign that we should really focus on this band. In 2004, we went to Europe for the first time and realized that our brand of hardcore could work everywhere.

You guys have a lot of hardcore fans. What makes a great fan and what do you appreciate about your fans?
If someone’s into our band I like it when they actually want to talk to you. It’s one thing when people just want to take a picture of you and it’s another when they’re actually interested. It’s cool when someone wants some insight about who we are as people or as a band.

Do you make music more for yourselves or your audience?
Well, we want to make music that makes us feel something. It’s going to be what we’re into, obviously. On
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What about Comeback Kid has changed since your debut album, Turn It Around, in 2003?
I’d like to say the concept of our band has stayed the same. We’re still

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Concert-goers at the London Music Hall were treated to three Canadian indie rock-bands on Saturday night with Dinosaur Bones and Hollerado opening for headliner Tokyo Police Club. The opening set of Toronto-based band Dinosaur Bones created a flurry of activity in front of the stage for some excited fans. The venue began to fill as the audience trickled in, listening to the band’s mid-tempo tracks and upbeat choruses. The energy in the venue rose considerably in anticipation for the Manotick, Ontario band Hollerado. A large group began pushing their way to the stage when the band was tuning up. It’s a rare sight to see an opening band cause as much excitement as the headliner. The reaction was warranted. Having only released their first fulllength album Record in a Bag last year, Hollerado is one of the up-andcoming bands in the Canadian music scene. They were recently nominated for New Group of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards and in 2009 were handpicked by Jack White to open for The

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Dead Weather. Hollerado’s set was incredibly energetic. When they weren’t performing their songs they were crowd surfing. They played as loudly as possible during improvised instrumental sessions and set off confetti cannons. As they left the stage, the crowd called for another song. Lead singer Menno Versteeg came back to the microphone to apologetically remind the crowd that according

to concert etiquette, any encores would be reserved for the headliners, Tokyo Police Club. Hailing from Newmarket, Tokyo Police Club has been building a strong and steady fan base since their formation in 2005. While not as raucous as Hollerado, the band’s Saturday night set was true to both their dedicated fan base as well as those less familiar with their material. The crowd was eager to participate, clapping whenever the kick-

drum had a solo and even creating a small mosh pit near the end of the show. A notable feature of Saturday night’s concert overall was none of the three bands took much time to talk about themselves or their set list, instead choosing to play continuously from one song to the next. The experience was more about the music than the bands themselves — a feature of showmanship not lost on the appreciative crowd.

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the other hand, we make music that we think would translate live and is fun to play. We want the audience to be able to latch onto it and create a fun show environment. We have the songs on every record that we know are the bangers. There are a lot of songs that we don’t play live, because they’re written just for the record.

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You guys will be playing here in London at the London Music Hall on April 6. What can you tell us about your live show that will make people want to be in attendance?
We’re playing in Rum Runners, so it’s going to be a pretty packed show with an intimate environment. It’s going to be a banger. The lineup that we have on tour is awesome. We have Title Flight from Philadelphia, The Carrier, and The CounterParts. We don’t get to play London too often, so we’re really excited.



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Perry has 47 goals, 93 points
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take a huge step back. And at the start of the season, they did. As if things couldn’t get worse for the Ducks, perennial all-star Ryan Getzlaf and star goalie Jonas Hiller missed a good portion of the season because of injury. Yet the Ducks are in a great position to make the playoffs, currently sitting in seventh place in the Western Conference.

Almost all of that is due to Perry. He leads the league with 47 goals, and sits in third with 93 points overall. But it’s been his play down the stretch that has been inspired. He is on a nine-game point streak and has scored two points a game in that span. He has 23 goals this year that have either sent games to overtime or won games for the Ducks. He is tied for the league lead in game– winning goals and has one of the highest ice time totals in the league.

He’s done virtually everything for the Ducks this year, especially since the all-star break. The true definition of the most valuable player is a player whose team would be screwed without him. With all due respect to Daniel Sedin, the Canucks would be alright without him. Without Perry, the Ducks would be nowhere near the playoff picture. In other words, Corey Perry has been the best NHL player in 20102011.




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thegazette • Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Six years, three Yates Cups, and countless hours practicing — Adrian Kaiser has many fond memories playing football for the Western Mustangs. But six years ago, it might not have happened. “I was originally going to go to [McMaster] and then a couple weeks before I decided, I changed my mind and I was going to come to Western,” Kaiser said. Even then, football wasn’t in the forefront of his mind. Kaiser wasn’t actually recruited by the Mustangs to play for the team, but after a summer of playing for the Forest City Thunderbirds, Kaiser decided to give football a shot. After contacting Mustangs’ defensive co-ordinator Paul Gleason, Kaiser went to the football tryouts as a walk-on, made the team and the rest is history. Of course after five years the linebacker has experienced an abundance of success with the Mustangs, but Kaiser insists his favourite memory of playing occurred in his final year. “This year when [Lirim Hajrullahu] kicked that field goal in the Yates Cup right at the end — that was a rollercoaster of emotion, so that was a good memory to have.” Kaiser is referring to the last second field goal that lifted the Mustangs against the favoured Ottawa Gee-Gees in the Ontario University Athletics’ Yates Cup. The 26-25 victory gave Western their third cup victory in four years. As Kaiser approaches the end of his career at Western, he has a lot to be proud of. But for the self-professed competitor, he is still leaving Western with one regret. “I wish we could have won the Vanier Cup,” he shared. “The Yates Cup for our football team is obviously special every time we win one, but we have a bigger goal on our mind.” In 2008, his third year playing for the Mustangs, Kaiser did get a chance to compete for the Vanier Cup. Unfortunately, the Mustangs were overwhelmed by the talented Laval squad and were easily defeated 44-21. “That was kind of an eye opener to our whole team in general because we thought we were pretty good that year and we got it handed to us by them,” he said about his team’s loss that year. But the Mustangs would learn from their mistakes as they got another crack at the Laval Rouge et Or this year. Despite the defence standing tall, the Mustangs were unable to overcome Laval. Even with the loss, Kaiser doesn’t have any regrets about the game itself. “We played them our hardest and I personally can’t say that I could have done anything else in that game, and I know that most guys on the team would say the exact same thing,” Kaiser said. “They were truly a better team than us on that day by two points which is tough to swallow.” But what has been tougher for Kaiser is knowing that his time at Western has come to an end and his football career has come to a close. Kaiser will graduate teachers college this year and intends to pursue a career as a high school football coach. But after five years, it’s going to take him a little while to let go of his playing days. “I’ll miss being in the locker room with the guys every day, just having that time with them.” Why did you start playing football? In Grade 10, I was a fat kid so my older brother convinced me to go out and try out for the high school team. What does the football team do on a Saturday night? We like to go to The Ceeps, have some food and have some drinks and spend some time with our families right after the game, until about 9 o’clock when The Ceeps gets kind of crazy then the dance floor gets going. How did it feel after you played your last game at TD Waterhouse? TD has been my home for five years so it definitely has a place in my heart every time I step on that field. I was happy we won my last game at Western so I think that if we had lost it would have been a lot more emotional. Can you describe your relationship with head coach Greg Marshall? I’ve got a pretty good relationship with coach Marshall. He coaches the offence and he’s also the head coach so he doesn’t yell at me too much unless I really make a mistake. Off the field he is an amazing person, he’s the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. What is your funniest memory with the team? Twice the bus has caught on fire. The one time the wheel caught on fire, three years ago a couple of the offensive linemen panicked and they were jumping out the emergency windows. Seeing a couple of 300pound guys trying to jump out those windows was kind of funny. If you could play another year at Western, would you? One hundred per cent — I would play 20 more years here if I could.

The Butler Bulldogs made it back to the NCAA national championship game this year. They become the first mid-major to pull off the feat since Bill Russell’s San Francisco Dons team in 1956 returned to the title game.


Just in case the Ottawa Gee-Gees weren’t sure who won the Yates Cup, Adrian Kaiser (#56) decided to tell them. Mustangs linebacker Adrian Kaiser celebrated the team’s victory in the Yates Cup last November. He graduates this year, having won the Ontario championship three times and having won the Mitchell Bowl once.

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overall in each of those categories. You could even make a case for Sidney Crosby, who was putting up Mario Lemieux-esque numbers before he suffered a concussion that has kept him out since early January. Basically, he played half the season and is still 26th overall in league scoring, averaging over 1.5 points per game. But the real MVP this season has been none other than Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry. He has been a good player throughout his five-year career but he has gone to a whole new level this year. The Ducks have been in transition pretty much since they won the Stanley Cup in 2007. With former captain Scott Niedermayer — one of the greatest NHL defencemen ever — retiring, the team was expected to
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Daniel Da Silva SPORTS EDITOR dan@westerngazette
There have been a lot of spectacular performances in the NHL this year, making it a pretty fantastic race for the Hart Trophy — also known as the NHL regular season MVP. Right now, Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin is probably the front-runner for the award, taking it from his twin brother Henrik. As of writing this, Daniel is the only person in the league who has broken the 100-point mark, with 41 goals and 59 assists. That would put him third


HEY USA, REMEMBER WHEN CANADA WON GOLD AT THE 2010 OLYMPICS? GOOD TIMES. Ducks forward Corey Perry, who helped Canada win gold at the Olympics last year, has had a Hart Trophy-calibre season this year, leading Anaheim toward the playoffs.

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