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June 16 - July 27, 2011 | Volume 54, Issue 1 | carillonregina.com

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Speculation here in the office is that this warped metal was once a roof. Whatever it is, it’s part of the wreckage left behind by the tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri.

the staff
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There is a Carillon connection to this disaster, interestingly enough, and it comprises our feature this month.

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news

arts & culture

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a quick note
In your hands (or on the table in front of you or whatever) is the first of the Carillon’s two summer issues for 2011! Now as you try to kill time during the break in your three-hour summer class, you’ll no longer have to ask yourself, why there isn’t anything new and exciting and relevant to read on campus. We’ll be doing up another issue in July, then returning to our regular publishing schedule in September. This is how it goes. This is our mandate. Enjoy!
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the manifesto

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

In keeping with our reckless, devil-may-care image, our office has absolutely no concrete information on the Carillon’s formative years readily available. What follows is the story that’s been passed down from editor to editor for over forty years.

news
Arts faculty feels that RDBID prevented free speech

News Editor: Martin Weaver news@carillonregina.com the carillon, June 16 - July 27, 2011

U of R lecture series moved

Martin Weaver

Dr. Emily Eaton looks at the lineup of presentations that will now be presented as part of Profs in the City
disappointed in the downtown BID.” The lectures were originally setup by the faculty of arts as an opportunity to give back to the community. A wide range of subjects were set to be presented in Victoria Park in hopes to inform and to engage the public. There were no costs associated with them and the time was volunteered by the profs. While the lectures were pulled from the park, the professors arranged to relocate to a new venue, the Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum located in downtown Regina, and renamed the series “Profs in the City”. Eaton explained that “the faculty of arts pulled out of their relationship with the downtown BID, but the faculty of arts did not cancel the series.” Keeping the public lectures going was a move that the university supported. “We undertsand that the faculty of arts would like to put it on freely and to put on every lecture that they wish, so we back them on that,” said Barb Pollock, vice-president of external relations at the U of R. “[RDBID] has a stance and we have a stance as well.” After news of the cancellation broke, RDBID put out a media release, “It’s not our intention to censor the free speech or thought of anyone in our community. We do, however, have a responsibility to respect concerns that are brought to our attention.” Eaton thinks that censorship of free speech is getting more common and people are being discouraged to talk about these subjects. This troubles her. “When you have dissenting voices, and you talk about something that breaks that line, you get disciplined,” she said. “I was disciplined when I attempted to talk about something that didn’t jive with people’s political view point.” She feels that these discussions are important and end up benefiting society. “We need to keep those spaces open,” said Dr. Eaton. “They’re one of the few places where we don’t have to be disciplined in the way that other actors of public space do.” One of her concerns is that censorship may actually worsen an issue if people don’t get to talk about it. The U of R is a place that welcomes debate and discussion of controversial subjects in a civil matter, no matter what. While Eaton claims the RDBID described the topic as volatile one, Pollock said that the U of R’s experience has proved otherwise. “We don’t share those concerns,” she said. “We have presented controversial subjects in the past and not had exterminating problems.” While Eaton is disappointed that her lecture may not be as easy to share with the general public, she is optimistic that RDBID’s concern has publicized her lecture. “What I’m hoping is that it would be better attended because of the work of the downtown BID,” she said. This is something that has happened in the past to controversial subjects. She believes that RDBID stepped over their ground and that it’s not their job to censor speech. “There are free speech laws in Canada, and it would actually be against the law for them to censor people, especially on public property,” she said. Eaton is hoping that by canceling the rest of the lectures in Victoria Park, a clear message has been sent: “It’s not their job … what we’re saying is, ‘This is not within your right to do this.’ And I hope they heard that message loud and clear.” And, while the faculty of arts is trying to send a message to the RDBID, Eaton wants to send a different message to the public, that gives them opportunity to interact with her, whether they agree with her lecture or not. “I’m planning to leave at least 10 of my 30 minutes open to questions and to dialogue,” she said. “We’re open to being challenged. If people want to come to my presentation to ask me some tough questions I’d be more than willing to host them and to discuss them.” Describing the first presentation Eaton said, “It was good. There were people out on their lunch hour. I think people were pleased with it. I’m hoping from here till the end of summer people can leave with a positive experience in its new location.” The Profs in the City talks are to run every Tuesday until August 30, with the exceptions of June 28 and July 19, in the Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum at 1856 Scarth Street. Eaton delivered her lecture on June 14.

martin weaver
news editor
Just as the faculty of arts were getting ready to host a summer of lectures in Victoria Park titled “Profs in the Park”, they were told that one of the presentations could not be presented because it contained controversial topics. The profs were told by the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID) that due to concerns they could not present the lecture “Solidarity with Palestine” that was scheduled for June 14. As a result, the faculty of arts pulled the lecture series from Victoria Park all together. Emily Eaton, U of R assistant geography professor, was supposed to present the lecture titled and had mixed feelings about aftermath of its cancellation. “On the one hand, I was really impresssed by Richard Kleer’s leadership and by the rest of the profs who decided that if it was going to be censored, they didn’t want to participate, although every other topic was deemed appropriate,” said Dr. Eaton. “On the other hand, of course. I was

“ I was disciplined when I attempted to talk about something that didn’t jive with
people’s political view point.”
Emily Eaton
U of R assistant geography professor

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U of R strategic research plan released
Plan sets research-teaching balance for students on campus

Martin Weaver

U of R president and vice-chancellor Dr. Vianne Timmons steps up to the podium during the unveiling of the new research plan
Serving Though Research”. The document outlines the U of R’s plan for research over the next five years, and tries to bridge the gap between research and improvement in the classroom. “A misconception that some people have is that the research and teaching are two completely separate things and they don’t connect, but if you look at it from a discovery base perspective and also from a financial perspective, they’re intimately tied,” explained David Malloy, the U of R’s office of research director. “The better we are at research, the better we end up in teaching and the better it is for students, whether undergraduate or graduate, and for the community too.” The more research and the higher the quality of research, the more tricouncil funding the university is eligible for. It’s that money, coming from one of Canada’s major research granting agencies, that Malloy said is key. “The more research we’re doing and the better research we’re doing, the more likely we are to get tri-council funding and that results in the university getting more money, “ he said. “That goes directly into research, students, and attracting new faculty. It goes into attracting new graduate students as well.” The university received just fewer than 25 million in research funding last year, and Timmons is hoping that the new plan continues to build upon that. Since 2000, the U of R’s external research funding has doubled. The research plan isn’t a lastminute essay that Timmons and the university threw together overnight. It’s the result of extensive research and planning. Internal and external stakeholders were consulted, and there were three town-hall meetings, four online questionnaires, and 90 interviews. “Our faculty members and students are engaged in a wide spectrum of pure and applied research activities – from research in the social and hard sciences, to performance and community-based research. We should all take great pride in the research that is conducted at the University of Regina,” said Timmons in a release dated April 21. “Whether it’s in the laboratory, the library, or the classroom, together we are engaged in research that is relevant to the academy and meaningful and responsive to the needs of our communities.” One of the major goals of the strategic research plan is to strengthen the ties between the university and the community, something that has the province excited about its potential to have a far-reaching impact. “This new plan will help to support areas of research excellence at the University of Regina, which will result in innovation, employment and a stronger economy in our province,” said Rob Norris, minister of advanced education, in a statement dated April 21. “These research areas will have an impact on the local, regional and global communities.” Paranjape’s transit research was a fitting example to showcase what the university is striving for. His “TransitLive” system won the two awards from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscinetists in Saskatchewan (APEGS). He took home the 2010 exceptional engineering/geoscience project award and the 2011 award of innovation. With all of the accolades, the online real-time bus-tracking system may be on the move. “We have been talking to Saskatoon, we’ve talked to Moose Jaw, and we were up in Edmonton,” he said, adding that Edmonton transit officials seemed especially impressed and interested in the technology. “We’ve talked to them and they are very impressed with what we’re doing. Certainly they have shown lots of interest. We actually believe that in a 5-7 year time frame, every transit authority will go to this technology.” Paranjape also mentioned that he has also been in contact with the Calgary transit authorities. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Paranjape believes he’s likely to be flattered. “There will be other people out there generating systems that will tell people where those buses are, because it’s really a negative to a transit system if you’re sitting waiting and not taking the bus in the cold,” he said. Even though the technology is doing well, there is still a lot to be improved upon. The City of Regina is looking to enhance the usefulness of TransitLive. Paranjape illustrated the example of complaints from riders. When the city gets a complaint that a bus has taken a route or a detour that is not part of their scheduled route, they want to be able to verify the accuracy of the complaint by asking TransitLive to check where the bus was at the time the complaint was made. “There’s been a lot of back and forth and [the city] has been very helpful with suggestions, ” he said. “We try to implement everything we can, because ultimately our goal is to take our research and move it to the point that it is useful for the City of Regina, and beyond Regina, if we can get interest outside Regina.” The U of R’s research plan outlined three key themes: sustainable development, human development and knowledge, and creation and discovery. These are the areas the U of R is hoping to thrive in.

martin weaver
news editor
Raman Paranjape knows what a pain it can be to take the bus on a frigid winter day in the Queen City. Not knowing whether the bus has already come, is running late, or will be on time can be agonizing. “Anyone who is taking the bus without having lots of knowledge knows what a misery it can be,” he said. That’s why he came up with a solution to fix that problem. It’s solutions like Paranjape’s award winning “TransitLive” computer technology, that helps passengers track the location of city buses, that the University of Regina is banking on in the future. “If we can do something to help, that’s why we started this,” said Paranjape. U of R president Vianne Timmons unveiled a new strategic research plan on April 21 entitled, “Working Together Towards Common Goals:

“ We should all take great pride in the research
that is conducted at the University of Regina.”
Vianne Timmons
President, University of Regina

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URSU talks budget
Board, executive clash over 2011-12 budget

U of R signs ground-breaking agreement with India
Allows students from India to enrol in kinesiology program in Regina

Martin Weaver

Say goodbye to this logo – and say hello to another month of budget consultation
students’ union. Later, the board revisited a May 6 media release revealing URSU’s expenses stemming from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) referendum held last fall. Glass, who had brought the issue forward at previous URSU meetings, expressed her concern that simply updating the previous release for clarification wouldn’t have the desired effect and asked that the executive put together a new media release. The board eventually voted in favour of having the executive write a new media release, this time containing more details and written in more neutral language. The bulk of the meeting, however, was taken up early on by debate about the budget. Glass, fine arts director Jordan Palmer, Campion director Jesse Leontowicz, and arts director Orion Roy-Wright were the most vocal board members during the hour-long debate, which touched on items such as a $2,000 increase to UR Pride funding, but was mainly focused on the $11,000 line item for the Student Awareness Fund, which is used to foster student awareness during election years. “[E]leven thousand is way higher than I would have anticipated it to be,” Glass said. The four board members expressed specific concern over two items budgeted within the fund. Leontowicz led the charge against setting aside $750 for printed flyers to circulate to student-heavy residential areas, while Roy-Wright highlighted his concern over $1,500 earmarked for student-directed advertisements in the prairie dog, citing the paper’s “leftwing” reading audience. All four were also concerned that these initiatives would be overtly political,rather than simply about encouraging students to vote. However, URSU president Kent Peterson and vice-president of student affairs Paige Kezima defended the budgeting. Kezima cited similar-sized pre-election budgets from the last decade. Peterson, meanwhile, argued that the awareness-raising planned by the executive requires a two-pronged strategy: highlighting URSU-related issues and, later, encouraging students to turn out. Peterson also expressed concerns about how the board was approaching changes to the budget. “I just think that in a budget that has nearly $4.1 million in revenue, talking about $1,500 in advertising for a provincial election campaign in a newspaper seems like a bit of a waste of all of our time,” he said. “I’m not sure the micromanaging is effective.” He added that the failure of the board to present alternatives for spending and for approaching these issues could potentially hamstring the executive in trying to publicly address issues. “I think we’re just concerned about what issues you’re talking about,” Roy-Wright responded, to which Peterson fired off a list of student-related concerns: childcare, housing, and the status of the First Nations University. The discussion went on in this way for another half-hour before a single motion was struck to re-allocate the funds for the fliers and the prairie dog ads to President's Advisory Council (PAC). After that, board members went through the broad issues they had with the budget. Then they tabled it until July. In doing so, the board has an extremely difficult task ahead of them. With only three days of consultation with their constituents, board members managed to eat up nearly an hour debating one line item, leaving virtually the entire budget ahead of them. Palmer said that his concerns could take hours to outline. Moreover, the sharp nature of both sides of debate could threaten to prolong the process further – a fact which didn’t escape some board members. “Can I just say that if we do decide to table [the budget] ... can we just cut the cattiness?” asked LGBTI director Matt Lensen. “We’re business people, so to speak, so let’s act like it.” The next URSU meeting will be held July 11.
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john cameron
editor-in-chief
When the University of Regina Students’ Union’s board of directors sits down with the URSU executive for their regular meetings, proceedings usually last somewhere between one and one-and-a-half hours. When the board met to discuss URSU’s budget at 5:30 p.m. on June 9, though, they went three hours before finally adjourning. The budget is a massive document requiring detailed scrutiny, so it’s not surprising that the meeting would last that long. The constant butting of heads, however, and the lack of firm results – that was surprising. The board did accomplish one thing relatively smoothly: after viewing several logos, the board voted to update its logo for the first time in at least 17 years. Every other item, however, was debated intensely and at length. The board and executive clashed throughout the meeting, with every motion either tabled due to time constraints or heavily amended. After heated exchanges over a series of miscommunications that had resulted in student groups apparently not being afforded consideration for URSUowned office space, a motion to move the Regina Public Interest Group (RPIRG) to a larger URSU-owned office was eventually given the green light, but with an amendment reopening applications for RPIRG’s current space. The original motion stated this space was going to go to World University Service of Canada’s U of R chapter. The board also decided – with science director Shayna Glass abstaining – to nix renewing URSU’s current contract with the dean of science, who rents a secondary office through the

Karunya University, located in Coimbatore, India, will begin sending their students to Regina starting in 2013

martin weaver
news editor
The University of Regina has once again taken strides to meet the strategic goal of internationalizing itself. On June 8, 2011, U of R president and Vianne Timmons announced that a new partnership was made with Karunya University in India, which will see up to 30 Indian students a year sent to the U of R campus starting in 2013. The students will study their first two years of university in India and then come to Canada for their last two. Upon completion, the students will be granted a bachelor of kinesiology from the U of R, making it the first program of its kind to be offered to Indian students. The project started nine months prior, when Timmons went to India on a trip and met with the chancellor from Karunya University. They discussed the need for education in the health and fitness field. Craig Chamberlin, dean of the U of R’s faculty of kinesiology and health studies, was excited for the announcement. He expressed that it meant a lot to the department. “We’ve been growing and developing as a faculty and I think we’re at the point where we’re one of the leading faculties in the country in kinesiology,” he said. He added that U of R students may benefit from this experience as well. “It gives them the opportunities to interact with a culturally different group of students and start to learn from each other,” he said.

Chamberlin says it’s important that the U of R keeps on internationalizing and the faculty of kinesiology and health’s contribution to this will go a long way. This wasn’t the first big announcement regarding internationalization. In recent years, the university has enrolled students from Nigeria and has just recently planned to open a Confucius Institute teaching Chinese culture and language. This announcement follows similar ventures at other Canadian universities to try to strengthen educational ties to universities in India – an emerging market. York University in Toronto plans to create its own campus in the country. The $25 million campus is set to open in the fall of 2013. It will be located in the Indian city of Hyderabad, located about 700 kilometres east of the coastal city of Mumbai. The school will house Canadian and international students and will be operated by York’s Schulich School of Business. “For Canadian schools to really be competitive, they must be part of the global competition and marketplace,” dean of the Schulich School of Business Deszo Horvath said in a statement in the Globe and Mail. There are also plans for Carleton University in Ottawa to open their own Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy. According to 2008 statistics published in the Globe and Mail, a total of 160,000 Indian students chose to study at universities outside of their country. Less than 4,000 of those students were studying in Canada.

I just think that in a budget that has nearly $4.1 million in revenue, talking about $1,500 in advertising for a provincial electioncampaign in a newspaper seems like a bit of a waste of all of our time.”
Kent Peterson
URSU president

“ We’ve been growing and developing as a

faculty and I think we’re at the point where we’re one of the leading faculties in the country.”
Craig Chamberlin
Dean of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina

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Celebrating Aboriginal culture in Regina
ASC is organizing on-campus activities for National Aboriginal Day

School’s out for the summer
Students are spending their summers in different ways

Martin Weaver

Mark June 21 on your calendar, as you can participate and learn about First Nation’s culture on this day
heritage of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of Canada. “It is a day to celebrate our rich culture,” said Kayseas. “We aren’t the only ones. There are many Aboriginal people in Canada from coast to coast that will be celebrating National Aboriginal Day.” This will be the fourth year the U of R has organized activities for National Aboriginal Day, a number that is significant to Aboriginal peoples. “The Plains First Nations believe in the number four, because we have the four seasons, the four elements and many other things that come in fours,” said Kayseas. “June 21 is the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year, and this was a great time to do ceremony. People would perform their ceremonies on this day.” ASC organized performances like the Pow Wow, and contests such as bannock baking are planned for the day. The potato dance, rock painting and face painting are also planned for the day, as well as the the “Indian car pile” – a timed, contemporary update of phonebooth stuffing – letting people from all ages join in some fun and games. The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Academic Green and lunch tickets are available at the ASC for five dollars, with students eating for free. This year’s events will be put on in memory of elder Glen Anaquod, who started working for the U of R in 2006 and passed away May 31, 2011.

maureen mugerwa
contributor
Osawa Kiniw Ihkwe Kayseas, a student success facilitator at the Aboriginal Students Centre (ASC), is excited for this year’s National Aboriginal Day. She runs the student success centre for first-year aboriginal students transitioning to the University of Regina through the Omâ program. The program provides learning support to new students via student services and helps them develop social networks. On June 21, Kayseas will be helping out with National Aboriginal Day by ensuring the ASC’s contribution to the celebration. National Aboriginal Day, first created in 1996 by the Canadian government and falling annually on June 21, recognize the different cultures and

Martin Weaver

The hallways of the classroom building are staying empty as many students enjoy their summer vacation

james anderson
contributor
With school out, University of Regina students are finding different ways to occupy their time. For some, it could mean working, relaxing, or participating in recreational activities. Some students are at home looking for the next party to crash, while others are out working various jobs just to prioritize next year’s tuition. Aimee Chammartin recently transferred from film into psychology and planned on getting a head start in her new major. “I’m taking a couple spring classes, which are ending at the end of June and after that I will start my actual summer,” she said. During that time, Chammartin is planning to go camping on Canada Day, and then begin working fulltime. “I work at a before and after school program called Kare 4 Kids, which runs a day program during the summer,” she said. Chammartin said while she is in school, it’s not so bad. “You have the same class four days a week, so it’s easier to remember all the information.” she said.

“ It is a day to

celebrate our rich culture.”
Osawa Kiniw Ihkwe Kayseas
student success facilitator, ASC

One person that didn’t plan on being around campus this summer is Tyler Forbes. Forbes is working on his family farm near Senlac. “Farming has always been my passion,” he said. “I’m very busy with the farm, putting the crop in, and taking care of our cows.” Forbes is also planning on returning to the Prairie Football Conference’s Regina Thunder for his third-consecutive season, playing on the offensive line. The season starts in August. “This’ll be the first year where I actually have a really good shot at starting,” he said. “We have a good team, and I think we’re going to have a really good year.” Forbes is an arts major, trying to get into education while juggling his football and farm work. His passion for all three is what keeps himself going. “I really want to teach, but I also want to have a farm and I really enjoy playing football,” he said. “In football, I love the camaraderie and the hard work you have to put in.” Another student that is trying to get into education is Tomson Hutchinson. Hutchinson works for Rhynos, a Regina-based sound and lighting com-

pany. “I’m also trying to break off and DJ individually,” he said. Hutchinson has been involved in the music scene for a while and is well-rounded in that field. He owns a ukulele that he has been getting autographed by other Canadian musicians. Already in his collection are Shad K and Jenn Grant. No word on who the next autograph will come from. But Hutchinson, like the other students, still has a long summer ahead.

I’m taking a couple spring classes, which are ending at the end of June and after that I will start my actual summer.”
Aimee Chammartin
U of R psychology student

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Canadian university briefs
“Students okay with tuition increases, budget cuts: study”
SASKATOON (CUP) –– When students know their university is facing a budget crisis, they are willing to accept both tuition increases and budget cuts, according to a new study. Higher Education Strategy Associates found that when asked to consider a university’s situation in dealing with a budget crisis, most students are willing to see their tuition rise. Slightly more than 50 per cent of students responding would accept an increase in tuition between $3,000 and $9,000. Only one student in six said they wanted tuition frozen at any cost. Over one third of students would accept a five per cent tuition increase if it were coupled with budget cuts of 7.5 per cent, and another third said a tuition increase of 10 per cent and budget cuts of five per cent would be acceptable. Given these facts, it seems strange that students would greet each tuition increase or budget cut with anger, though they frequently do. Perhaps, then, the issue is one of awareness. If students do not realize their institution is in a dire financial situation, they may think they are simply being cheated out of money they feel they need more than their school does.

Tannara Yelland –– CUP Prairies & Northern Bureau Chief

presented by the York Federation of Students to eliminate the referendum oversight committee and replace it with a chief returning officer. Previously, an individual referendum oversight committee was struck each time a referendum was held on a university or college campus and was composed of two people from the campus’ student association or member local and two people appointed by the CFS.

When teaching assistants don’t come through
Students have rights when dealing with TAs

“Researchers link unemployment to longer life”
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) –– Despite the apparent downsides to unemployment, two Wilfrid Laurier University professors have found that unemployed Canadians may in fact live longer. Hideki Ariizumi and Tammy Schirle of the university’s economics department have compiled a study based on over 30 years of data. “The project was actually done very quickly,” said Schirle, who noted the two had already been working on a project examining the correlation between unemployment and mortality. “No one had touched on the Canadian side yet,” Ariizumi said. When the pair discovered this, they turned their attention specifically to Canadian statistics. Schirle and Ariizumi found that during times of recession, mortality rates of middleaged Canadians were exceptionally low. When asked to identify a cause, the professors named numerous factors. “People [have] fewer car accidents during recessions,,” Schirle explained. “They aren’t driving, drinking, or partying as much. All these things lead to lower mortality rates.” Other contributing factors included individuals tending to spend less money on fast food and cigarettes and finding more time for leisurely exercise. Numerous studies have also found that unemployed people sleep more. In other countries, research has shown that heart disease decreases during times of recession. “The biggest difference between the U.S. and the Canadian data we found was that while in the U.S., in seniors, mortality rates drop during recessions,” Schirle explained. “We don’t get that in Canada.” She and Ariizumi attributed this to Canada’s health care system. “It brings light to the importance of Canada’s health care institutions, keeping Canadians healthy regardless of what kind of economy we’re in,” she said.

Bree Mantha –– The Cord (Wilfrid Laurier University)

“Changes to referendum rules, UVSS membership discussed at CFS meeting”
OTTAWA (CUP) –– Delegates from across the country discussed campaigns, referenda and a new Day of Action as they helped determine the direction the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) will take over the next six months at their semi-annual national general meeting held in Gatineau, Q.C., from May 31 to June 3. Opening and closing plenaries were generally friendly in tone, and member locals presented a collaborative approach to the issues dealt with over the course of the meeting. A marked departure from the relative cohesiveness of the meeting was the recognition of the University of Victoria Student Society’s (UVSS) referendum on decertification from the federation. Ratification of the referendum is pending the payment of outstanding fees which the UVSS understands to be membership fees for the 2010–11 academic year up to June 30. Some changes to CFS membership referendum rules also successfully passed, including a motion

Briana Hill –– CUP Ottawa Bureau Chief

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sarah del giallo
eyeopener (ryerson university)
TORONTO (CUP) –– With Canada’s university student population expanding, more teaching assistants are being hired to help professors manage large classes and an overwhelming number of marking obligations. But some TAs aren’t upholding a standard that satisfies their students. Second-year Ryerson University student Megan Lovell took a mandatory statistics course where the TA did more harm than help. “He didn’t have a statistical background, but he was marking our stats work,” she said. Lovell said the TA had miscalculated her midterm mark by 17 points, and over half of her class also had to have their midterms corrected. “I felt annoyed that I had to get everything from that class re-marked or I had to argue it,” she said. She said the professor understood that Lovell and her peers were frustrated. “But there was only so much he could do other than re-grade,” said

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Lovell. “He did his best, but he didn’t really do much else.” The university hires TAs through departments and uses a tier system with Ryerson students at the top. First-year graduate students are the first choice and next are second-year or later graduate students without scholarships or stipends of more than $21,000. If there are still positions available, the system moves next to fourthyear undergraduates and second-year or later graduate students with scholarships or stipends of more than $21,000. After that, TAs can be hired from other universities. Liana Salvador, vice-president of education for the Ryerson’s students’ union, said, “For grads, there aren’t enough TA-ships. I think it’s important for the TAs to have the opportunity to support the professor.” But the students’ union also has options for students who aren’t satisfied with their TA’s performance. They provide advocacy for students and can provide information and workshops about appeals. Salvador said students need to know that no matter what the case,

they have rights. “We’re going to work to ensure their rights are protected,” said Salvador. Director of faculty affairs Brad Walters said TAs play an important role in student success, but the success of their students isn’t their priority. “The primary focus should be doing their academic work,” said Walters. An undergraduate TA can make a maximum of $3,835 per term while a graduate assistant can make a maximum of $4,972. “We’re trying to ensure employment and income for incoming Ryerson graduate students,” Walters said. But for Lovell, whose curriculum requires her to learn within a system of TAs, having an assistant who didn’t seem to have her best interests as a priority was frustrating. “I had one bad experience, but my overall experience has been pretty good,” she said. “Seeing the difference between having someone who knows what they’re doing compared to someone who doesn’t is unbelievable.”

TA contract obligations
The obligations of a TA vary based on contracts. But here are some of the obligations contracts usually include: preparing for classes, revising and maintaining course-related material, attending lectures, serving as tutors, leading discussions and supervising laboratories, demonstrating and explaining the use of equipment, holding office hours, consulting with students. For the specific obligations of your TA, talk to your professor. Talk to your TA: Being assertive is sometimes the best option. If the TA knows you’re dissatisfied, they might step up their game. Try and do this before going to a professor. Talk to your professor: If you explain the issue and that you’ve tried to resolve the issue by speaking to the TA, the prof can have a chat with the TA. Appeal: You have the right to appeal grades and deadlines. Most students’ unions have guidelines, advice, and rules about appeals and advocacy.

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Op-Ed Editor: (vacant) the carillon, June 16 - July 27, 2011

Check your mail

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Nothing compares to coming home to real mail. Picking it up and seeing your name, slicing it open, and unfolding and reading your message is so much more special than hitting an envelope icon on your computer or smartphone. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is currently on rotating strike action, hoping to pressure Canada Post to increase wages and improve safety and working conditions for its members. The job action hits Regina on Monday, June 13 for 24 hours, and many other Canadian cities have seen postal workers walk off the job as part of the strike. This has raised many questions about the effectiveness of such a move in 2011, when mail is not vital to the functioning of the nation the same way

it was even 15 or 20 years ago. While countless packages are mailed, delivering people’s gifts and online purchases, the volume of smaller envelopes containing letters alone has been decreasingly steadily. Regardless of your stance on the postal workers’ job action, re-evaluating the role of the postal service, or any other system in place, is an important pursuit. The environmental issues surrounding snail mail are numerous and not to be ignored. It uses up paper, most obviously, but also resources in sorting and transporting it. When most messages can be sent off in mere moments while taking the bus or between sips of coffee at your desk, using up a piece of paper and an envelope is unnecessary and wasteful. Within businesses and organizations, it is

infinitely more efficient to use email for important documents and correspondence. Even families and friends find it quick and simple to keep updated on their loved ones’ activities through social media. But for the same reasons that vinyl records and novels have a certain appeal to many people, letters hold a special place in my heart. This should come as no surprise – I purposely work in the dying industry of print media. Letters have an element of tangibility, the knowledge that someone has sent it from their hands to yours, that is a welcome change. Getting in touch with someone to let them know you’re thinking of them has no higher form than a handwritten card or letter. While kind words from a friend are as precious to me in a text message or

email, their handwriting will always make it that much more meaningful. Further to this use of mail, items unavailable close to home are increasingly purchased online, and while there are couriers and transport services that can accommodate shipping, the mail is still overwhelmingly used for these transactions. These deliveries won’t slow down – chain retailers and huge online-only companies have captured the value of the online market. It is also an incredible new venue for artists, musicians, and anyone with a product to sell, one that doesn’t require distribution to merchants or over-production. The direct connection between vendor and consumer is, for many, highly desirable. As more specialty merchants pop up and more people become comfortable with buy-

ing goods of all kinds online, the role of post in delivering those items will remain strong. While the mail is no longer the lifeblood of business and personal connections across the world, it has transformed over time to a more specialized service that serves a different but nonetheless important purpose. Whatever the outcome of CUPW’s job action, the value of Canada Post’s function will ideally be recognized by both sides, and Canadians will be served accordingly.

rhiannon ward
contributor

president’s report

A look at the year ahead
First of all, on behalf of myself, vicepresident of external affairs Paige Kezima, vice-president of operations and finance Haanim Nur, and vicepresident of student affairs Melissa Blackhurst, allow me to wish the Carillon the best of luck as it kicks off this volume of issues. The Carillon has been the students’ newspaper since 1962, and I’m glad it continues to be a powerful voice for student journalists. It will be this academic year, 2011-12, that the Carillon turns 50 years old. It is, no doubt, an important institution and few were more pleased than I when students voted to increase the Carillon’s student levy at the last University of Regina Students’ Union (URSU) annual general meeting. This year will be an exciting year for the U of R, the students’ union, and students themselves. Firstly, the university is celebrating 100 years of excellence in education. The College Avenue campus is turning 100, and celebrations will be held throughout the year to mark this very special occasion. In terms of the students’ union, our largest initiatives will be centred around the upcoming provincial election. The vote takes place in November, but we’ve already started planning. The union will be campaigning on several fronts. We will be asking our provincial politicians to commit to implementing a fully-funded tuition freeze in Saskatchewan. Tuition has skyrocketed over 11 per cent in just three short years, while rent, grocery, and fuel prices have increased. It is simply unacceptable for a province with record revenues, and a surplus budget, to squeeze more and more from students. Our provincial neighbour to the east, Manitoba, has far less wealth, yet tuition costs each student $1,800 less per year. Meanwhile, students in Newfoundland and Labrador pay some $2,400 less in tuition each year when compared to Saskatchewan students. It is time the provincial government makes students a real priority and implement a fully-funded tuition freeze. Tuition will not be the union’s only focus during the election. We will also be lobbying for more affordable housing, additional subsidized childcare spaces, and relief from ever-increasing rent. These campaigns will be done using not only our own research and resources, but also utilizing the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) as well as the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL). Moreover, relationships will be built with a number of community-based organizations that already specialize in the issues listed above. Our provincial campaign efforts will be a broad-based community effort. I encourage students to contact the union to find out ways they can help make a difference during the upcoming provincial election. Students can also look forward to the host of events and campaigns already being planned by our on-campus student groups. The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) has a number of exciting projects this year. URSU will be joining with RPIRG as they plan their 16 Days of Activism events, to take place in late November. RPIRG is also bringing back its acclaimed Apathy into Action, and I certainly look forward to that being another great success. The Women’s Centre and the Fifth Parallel Gallery will have important programming throughout the year, and I encourage all students to visit these fine organizations regularly. The UR Pride Centre will be implementing a positive space network, to make the U of R a more informed, accepting, and compassionate campus. UR Pride has also struck a steering committee to plan the 2012 Canadian University Queer Services Conference (CUQSC). CUQSC is a national conference hosted by a different university each year. Hundreds of delegates from across Canada will converge on Regina to discuss issues relating to orientation, identity, safety, services, networking, and a host of other topics. The students’ union is currently planning a number of on-campus events and campaigns. Ally Pilkey has also been busy preparing for Welcome Week. However, these details will have to wait for the next issue of the Carillon. For regular updates and reports you can visit ursu.ca and read the executives’ blogs. I hope you are having a relaxing and safe summer.

kent e. peterson
ursu president

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Summer strategies

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A chill wave blows through the June Regina air

paul bogdan, rhiannon ward, john cameron
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In the depths of all-nighters, buried by books and notes, students’ thoughts inevitably wander to the blissful freedom that summer will bring. In the Carillon’s news section we told you about how some University of Regina students are passing the (precious few) sunny days. Now that the weather has finally begun to reflect the calendar, and the last of our school stress has melted from our shoulders, we at the Carillon are evaluating our seasonal plans. We all daydream goals and projects for these months; let’s hope our commitment to those is greater than our work ethic during finals. For me, summer is about relaxing and

retaining my sanity after a long winter of schoolwork, and that’s exactly what I plan to do. I generally don’t make a ton of summer plans because after a year of constantly having something to do or somewhere to be, the feeling of having absolutely nothing to accomplish on a sunny Saturday is rewarding beyond words. But while I’ll be doing nothing for the majority of my summer, there are a few things that I would like to accomplish. After reading pages and pages of textbooks, I find myself savouring the thought of picking up a book for pleasure. Since I haven’t had to read something with reluctance since April (no spring classes for this slacker), the thought of actually sitting down with a book by choice is much less painful. This is a good thing considering I have a bad habit of going to bookstores,

buying books, and never finding the time to read them. It would be nice to get through that stack of unread books this summer. With all the stress of the school year, it’s incredibly easy to let physical wellbeing go during the school year. Between studying, working, and other things I’ve got going on in my life, my time at the gym gets cut severely, especially around midterms. Too often I’ll think to myself, “I’m busy tonight; I’ll go tomorrow” only to find myself repeating that phrase in my head night after night. With no schoolwork to fret about, it’d be nice to get back into a routine of going to the gym. Along with extra time, enjoyable weather makes it easier to keep myself physically fit. I’ve always found it more satisfying to run or bike outside as opposed to a treadmill or spin bike.

It’s more rewarding to run around a lake on a beautiful day than have to stare at some sweaty dude for five kilometres. Camping is also one of my favourite summer activities, and one that I don’t get to do enough. It’s so relaxing to get away from the city, forget about all the petty worries and concerns in your life, and sit around a fire with some friends for a few days. /pb

Each semester, when I should be writing papers, I make a list of all the things I’m going to do once I’m done with finals. This list is extensive and ambitious, likely beyond the scope of four months even if I didn’t work. That doesn’t stop me from creating this magical list year after year, though, because there is nothing more comforting than the thought of having the freedom to do those things if I so choose. This year, my list contained a lot of the usual suspects: sleeping in, reading for pleasure, brunch with friends, and camping trips. It also included my endless nemesis, fitness. Summer after summer I declare it to be the year I will get into shape. Some years are more successful than others, and I’ve certainly come a long way in the grand scheme of things. However, this summer has not been an active one for me. At least, not yet. I keep telling myself, “next week.” Thus far, none have become that week. I’ve gone on a couple of (difficult, terrible) runs, I’ve taken walks with friends once or twice, and I played Wii Sports one evening. I’m not here to complain about having gainful employment, but unfortunately it has left me with very little time to pursue fitness or any other exciting summer fun. For instance, I haven’t yet taken in a drive-in movie on one of the few remaining outdoor screens in the province. I also haven’t watched an entire TV series on DVD. That said, my weekends are full of both planned activities with loved ones and unplanned relaxation time. I’ve been reading actual novels, sitting down to eat meals, and sleeping at night, all luxuries unknown to many students during the semester. Whether or not I actually get around to, say, having a water fight or learning to knit, I’ll still consider my main summer pursuit of relaxation a success. /rw Real talk: in addition to the conventional summer reading list, I almost always have a summer gaming list. There’s a bunch of tedious blather-

ing I could do here about games as a serious academic and critical interest of mine – how it’s a fresh and interesting medium, how it’s something I’ve watched sort of start to grow up with me, etcetera – and it would all be true. But it’s also because after a long, hot summer day spent exercising, at the office, cooking for myself or others, or out with friends, it’s nice to come home to a cool basement, crack open a beer, and throw myself into something blissfully fun for a couple of hours. All that other stuff is really wonderful, of course. Working at the Carillon during the year is such an easy excuse to stay sedentary that I don’t even have the energy to hate myself for falling back on it, but exercising during the summer lets me stave off the onset of heart disease and diabetes – plus I can ride my bike, so I can exercise and go places at the same time, which is like winning some kind of sense-of-accomplishment lottery. Meanwhile, working at the Carillon during the summer is proving to let me accomplish at least a decent amount of the stuff I wish I’d had time to do during the fall and winter terms. I can’t shut up about cooking, but summer lets me do all kinds of foodrelated things, and they’re all basically cathartic. On a cool, rainy day, I can work on my braising skills; on a nice, hot day, I can make myself a fresh salad or get my grill on. And during the summer I can bring my overlyfussy attempts at The Joy of Cooking’s appetizers section to potlucks while still managing my time enough to be fashionably, rather than horribly, late. Obviously, whether they’re potlucks or not, any summertime hangs with my bros and lady-bros are the tops. You can actually go do things outside and during the day, which goes nicely in hand with the fact that during the school year I hardly even have the time to get a hangover. Not an issue during the summer, and bro hangs are the best cure. But it’s also nice to sit down and take a look at what games I’ve missed in the last few years and at what’s coming out this year, and then to try to puff the ass-dent out of my futon mattress and get set up to spend some serious time doing something I really love without having to put aside things I need to do. And yeah, that thing I really love is pretending to be a space marine who spends hours blasting bad dudes. Sometimes that’s all a summer really needs. /jc

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Features Editor: (vacant) the carillon, June 16 - July 27, 2011

photos by Greg Hunter/tornadohunter.com

A cone tornado touches down just outside of Ada, Okla., on May 21, 2011

chasing tornadoes
Ten life-changing days in the Midwest
martin weaver
news editor
Tornadoes are one of Mother Nature’s most powerful phenomena, and this year has been no exception being the deadliest tornado year to date. A tornado classified as a five on the Enhanced Fujita scale – an EF5 – can have wind speeds in excess of 500 kilometers per hour and will flatten anything in its path. There are people who follow these storms. Earlier this spring, I was one of them. In early January of 2011, I saw a blog post on Regina-based professional storm chaser Greg Johnson’s website about a summer 2011 storm chase. He was looking for a videographer. I figured I would send him an email showing my interest and give it a shot since I’ve always wanted to experience the storm-chasing culture. Greg got back to me and we were both ecstatic for the trip. We spent months planning and even Global Regina got on board with it. We left Regina on May 16. That day was spent in the car driving from Regina to Bismarck, S.D. We were excited for the trip. We stopped for our last Tim Horton’s coffee in Estevan and then we were on our way to the border. As we drove to the Canada-U.S. border we found out that our border guard was a storm chaser for 13 years. We chatted with him for a bit, but before we knew it we were off into the United States. I observed the beautiful landscape of the Dakotas wondering what the rest of the trip would bring. It was late. Soon, we were in Bismarck ready for Day Two to start. was showing on the radar. We used this opportunity to get organized in the car and to make sure everything was working during our long drive. On our way south we drove by the town of Bowdle, S.D. One year prior, the town was hit by an EF4 tornado that did some damage. Just outside of town we saw the foundation of what used to be a farm house and broken trees. It may have been a year since the tornado hit, but traces of its effects were still present. Bowdle is a small town of just over 500 residents. There’s a tavern, a post office and a small grocery store. It looked like a proud town. American flags hung on every streetlight. I talked to a young resident of the town who witnessed the tornado first hand. She could retell the story as though it was yesterday. It was something she didn’t forget. The town really came together during hard times, she explained. That was one positive that came out of the tornado. This left us upbeat for our drive to North Platte, Neb., where we spent the night. The chance of a storm on the SPC was low on Day Three, but chasers were still going to follow it because it was more than the last two weeks were offering. It was May, and anything can happen storm-wise during that month. We cruised through Kansas and crossed into Oklahoma. As we were gassing up, we saw three dark vehicles marked “Weather Channel”, so we started following them. It was a group of storm chasers from the national weather channel, so we knew they had as much chance of finding a storm than anyone. All of a sudden we got pulled over by a State trooper. Personally, I didn’t think we were speeding and I’ve heard a few horror stories from State troopers. I didn’t know how it would go. More importantly, I was worried that we would lose the Weather Channel. Apparently the gas we stopped for was not paid for. The trooper was nice, but he still wanted us to go back and pay. It would have been hard to turn around and backtrack, since we were at the start of what could have ended up in a chase. After talking with him for a bit, he agreed to take our money to the gas station without making us go back and he shook our hands. But that wasn’t before he told us about his Greensburg, Kan., tornado experience. In 2007, an EF5 tornado destroyed the whole town. He was there to see the devastation first-hand. Once we were on the road again, any sign of severe weather quickly dissipated, leaving us empty-handed. We did, however, encounter a chase convergence on the side of the road so we decided to stop. When we got there we spoke to a young man who paid to go chasing with “Extreme Tornado Tours”. He paid good money to be on that tour because he was fascinated by these storms. He was a meteorology student at the University of Alabama situated in Tuscaloosa. He witnessed the big EF5 tornado that happened one month prior and described what he saw. At first he looked a little uncomfortable, but then went on with his story. He told us that he knew there were going to be storms that day, but he never expected to see one of that strength. He mentioned that a girl he worked with lost her life when her house collapsed on top of her. April 27, 2011, had changed his life forever. He must have witnessed some devastating things in those long hours. This got me thinking that everyone we talked to in the Midwest that day seemed to have had a tornado experience. It was something that stuck with me for the rest of the night. were well into our trip now and we hadn’t seen much of any storms. Our first priority was getting gas in the next small town and finding an internet connection. We stopped at a hotel to be greeted nicely by the front desk. Turns out they like having storm chasers stay during the day because it lets them know where the storms are. As we did our work, we met a group of people from North Carolina who took time off to go chasing. We spent the morning looking over weather radars and got to know our new friends a little better. We all agreed that we would team up for the day and follow each other. In the early afternoon, we set off to go chasing in north-central Kansas. We spent the next few hours driving all over that region, following cells until it was getting dark. We decided to head towards Minneapolis, Kan., for the last potential chase of the day. We saw fast rotating clouds and we soon saw our first funnel. It was an amazing experience. As we watched the funnel grow, one of our North Carolina friends got on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. Tthey first met on a storm chase, so he wanted to propose in front of a funnel could. She said yes. We headed back into Salina. nerve-wracking – not to mention we were cutting it close time-wise. When we got to the hotel, it was raining as hard as I’ve ever seen. We did the live call, I took video of the rain and pea sized hail, and then we were on our way again. Although we didn’t see any tornadoes, we got amazing photo opportunities. The clear after the storm was picturesque. Our chaser friends weren’t there because their car broke down, so we met them that night in Wichita, Kan.

Oklahoma tornado touchdown

Tales from Tuscaloosa

A photo opportunity like no other

Bowdle, S.D., one year after

We left Bismarck on May 17 knowing that the day would probably be clear of storms. We were following the Storm Prediction Center and nothing

Getting engaged in front of a twister

We awoke on Day Four in Salina, Kan., with moderate storm probabilities. We

We spent the morning of Day Five in Salina. We were near our target area, so there was no point going out early to chase. We knew that there could be some potential for a tornado, but looking at the radar we knew that Day Six would be even better. We set out and were on our way. During the day, we had to separate from our chaser friends to take a live Skype call from Global. We had to get to the nearest hotel and find an internet connection. To get there in time, we would have to go through a cell. In that cell there was rotation, but also hail and high precipitation. It was

The previous day was satisfying, but we were looking for a tornado. We left Wichita early because our target area was going to be in the southern portion of Oklahoma. Driving down we passed through Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa’s architecture was old-fashioned, because the city experienced one of the first oil booms. It was a nice city and just a positive experience to drive through. Later on, as we were heading towards a super cell with potentials of tornadoes, there were disagreements as to where and how we were going to approach the storm. The tension was a little high and this was a decision that was crucial to the chase. We headed towards Ada, Okla., where we knew there would be severe storms. Greg reminded us all that safety was our first priority. We wanted to see a tornado. I realized here that we could very well see one. For the remaining time, I composed myself and just made sure I would be as ready as possible for when that twister hit the ground. We ended up a on a road just outside of Ada with the storm cell moving our way. It was a relatively slow moving storm, so we were able to get out of the vehicle every once in a while until it would catch up to us. We would then have to drive down the road to distance ourselves from it. At one point, I was outside shooting video and then I looked up and could see the edge of the cell over us

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with rotating clouds. Someone yelled at all of us to get back in the vehicle. This high-adrenaline chase was the reason I signed up for this in the first place. I couldn’t have loved it more. While tracking this storm we did end up seeing an “elephant trunk” tornado touch down on ground for a brief moment. Soon afterward, while driving, I heard Greg yell “there’s a tornado in my rear view mirror”. We got out of the vehicle and there it was: a beautiful EF2 cone tornado in the middle of the road about a quarter-mile away. That moment made the whole trip worth it. Before we knew it, the tornado was gone. What lasted about three minutes felt like just a few seconds. I felt amazing. Immediately, I wanted to see another tornado. Storm chasers always say that they do it because it’s addictive. I now knew exactly what they were talking about. A day like that called for a celebration. We went out to a restaurant for much-deserved food and drinks. To my surprise, the restaurant was filled up with storm chasers who, like us, were ecstatic about their day. What else could we ask for? We chased all day to see just three minutes of a tornado, and it was so worthwhile. We headed back to the hotel after the chaser convergence, knowing the next day was looking just as promising. As we woke up from our high, one week into the trip, we were preparing to go on another day-long wild chase. It was still morning, but there was a wide area of storms so we had to get on the road sooner than later to get in position. Greg looked at the radar and thought that Missouri would be a good place to set as a target area. Specifically, he said that a town just outside of Springfield called Joplin would be a great place to go to until we knew more about the situation. There was discussion about going there, but we eventually decided not to. Instead, everyone decided to head south towards the Oklahoma–Texas border, because big storms were starting to appear on the radar. The problem with predicting where storms will be is that they are unpredictable. There’s always the potential that something else could pop up on the radar. You never know what to expect, especially in May. As we set out early to chase, we could see cloud formation and the air was extremely humid. All of the elements were in place. We chased that afternoon and then ended up in northern Texas. We did see golf ballsized hail, but no tornado. The rotation was not as high as it originally seemed and the potential for tornadoes diminished by the minute. As suppertime came, we were ready to give up. Then we got word that an EF3 tornado had hit our original target area. Joplin. We also heard that there was significant damage. At first we were frustrated that we didn’t end up going there, but then we heard that it was rain-wrapped. At the time, all this meant to us was that we wouldn’t have seen much of it anyways. Greg decided that, while we missed that tornado, it would still be good to go there and see if we could offer help. Our friends from North Carolina weren’t up to the long drive, so we decided to go separate ways and to meet up later on. We weren’t exactly sure what had happened to Joplin, but as we got more information we found out that it was up scaled to an EF4. It would eventually be classified as an EF5. When news started coming out and we saw pictures, our jaws dropped. The damage looked huge and there were reports of missing people. It was alarming. But nothing compared to what we would actually see when we got there.

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Like a movie, only real

News of a devastating tornado

Miami, Okla., is about twenty miles out of Joplin, and it’s where we spent the first night. We figured we wouldn’t be able to get into Joplin on the first night, so we got some rest and prepare for this day. We found out before going to sleep that Global National wanted to take me and Jaclyn Whittal, weather specialist for Global Regina, away from the chase so we could do work for them in Joplin. We coordinated with the producers, who got us a rental car, and we informed Greg that we wouldn’t be able to chase with him anymore. It was really disappointing to have to leave the chase team, but we knew that the network needed us to cover this story. Driving into Joplin, we could see damage from the tornado. We were surprised by the damage, but it was minimal compared to what we saw later on. We drove up a small hill, and then we saw emergency vehicles everywhere as we could start to see the other side. The military was controlling traffic, so we had to go through checkpoints carrying a valid media ID. Most of the general public couldn’t even enter the town. The damage from the path of the tornado was unlike anything I have seen before. It was absolute chaos, like something that you would see in a movie, only now it was real. What was once a neighborhood was now a vast field of rubble. The tornado was half a mile wide and ended up leaving a six-mile path of destruction. We talked to a man, clearly in shock, who was searching for something in the rubble. We could only assume it was where his house used to be. We asked him, “What are you looking for?” He replied in a monotone voice that he and his brother were OK, but they were still looking for his wife. Another woman we talked to said she was holding on to the wall when it gave out. She described being in the air as her daughter was holding on to her legs. She then played a sound recording off of her phone. All I could hear was crying, yelling and wind. It sounded like a hundred freight trains. It was the most disturbing thing I have ever heard.

Rescue crews search for survivors the day after and EF5 tornado hit Joplin, Mo., on May 22

The end of a life-changing experience

We spent two days in Joplin, then headed back to Regina. We talked to people who lost loved ones and those who managed to hang on. These people only had a 20-minute warning, and they did not know what was coming their way. Landing in Regina was bittersweet. While I still wanted to be out in the Midwest, I had made it home after everything I experienced. The memories of the trip – and the stories of the people of Joplin who tragically lost their lives – are memories I’ll never forget.

What is left of a paramedic helicopter lies on it’s side in front of St John’s hospital in Joplin, Mo.

The calm after a storm during a sunset colours the sky in Kansas

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Not the last picture show

Arts & Culture Editor: (vacant) the carillon, June 16 - July 27, 2011

Regina Public Library film theatre, Dunlop art gallery confirmed as part of Central library redevelopment
This land ain’t your land
Also present at the June 13 council meeting was a delegation from the Regina Masonic Temple. Gerry Hodges, president of the Masonic Temple Company, and Roger Petry, a professor from Luther College and representative of Regina’s St. Andrew’s Lodge, expressed to the council their fear that, in building the new Cultural Centre, the city has its sights set on the Masons’ land. Upon seeing a preliminary architectural design published in the Leader-Post in April, the Masons noticed that their 86-yearold Lorne Street building was missing, a large wing of the proposed new glass-and-steel structure in its place. Hodges and Petry told the council that, in their opinion, language respecting the property rights of the library’s neighbours should be included in any motion up for council’s approval. Since that wasn’t the case for the motion being presented on June 13, they asked the council to reject it. “It is important to note that the concept of the library redeveloping itself on its own properties to include a Cultural Centre is not being objected to,” Petry told the council during the presentation. “Rather, it is the redevelopment of the project beyond the footprint of the existing library in a way that would eliminate or substantially change the presence of the Masonic Temple and its land in the downtown of Regina without its consent that is being challenged.” The council appeared, however, severely rankled at the suggestion that any land would be expropriated. “I don’t see the term ‘expropriation’ anywhere in the report,” said Mayor Pat Fiacco. For their part, the delegation from the Library – which included Hinks-Joehnck, library director Jed Barber, and Harvard Development vice president of development Blair Forster – told the council that they had no interest in bullying the Masons out of their long-time home. “Certainly, if the Masons are not interested in selling their property, we can reconfigure the whole concept,” Hinks-Joehnck said, also stressing that the leaked image was an early proposal and far from the final product. During discussion, as well, the councilors seemed eager to refute the notion that there was any interest in trying to build on the Masons’ land without their consent. “I think it’s a great leap of logic to find the word ‘expropriation’ in the report,” said councilor Michael Fougere, who added that not only would council not consider expropriation to begin with but that “the library doesn’t have the authority to do it anyway.”

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The Central branch of the Regina Public Library – and the other arts facilities within – are one step closer to a new home
gagement to existing institutions like the RPL Film Theatre and Dunlop Art Gallery,” wrote the prairie dog’s Stephen Whitworth on the newspaper’s blog. “A ‘trust us’ is not good enough.” With the on-the-record statement from Joehnck that the artistic venues will remain part of the library, however, those fears can be put to rest. Christine Ramsey, the head of the University of Regina’s media production and studies department, said that the preservation of the film theatre is crucial for the city. “This is where we get to see world cinema,” she said. “New and intelligent films from around the world ... It’s downtown and you can go there for a double bill four nights a week. And, I mean, our program would really suffer if we weren’t able to offer our students the ability to see what’s new in film.” Ramsey added that the university often works with the RPL to bring in independent Canadian filmmakers, who frequently get short shrift at multiplexes like the Galaxy, to screen their works and speak with local audiences. The library’s delegation to Regina’s city council, who submitted the request for council’s approval to move forward with the project in principle, stressed repeatedly that they were asking for permission to seek a federal P3 Grant. P3 funding is administered through Infrastructure Canada as part of the Building Canada Plan. At this stage, the project can begin to move forward to more concrete proposals. And while that’s something for the library to look forward to, it’s also good news for the other “anchor tenant” of the new facility: the Globe Theatre. The Globe’s ongoing legal battle with its landlord, as well as flagging ticket sales, has left the theatre on more precarious footing than in previous years, and vice-chair of the Globe’s board, Rod Podbielski, stressed that the Globe hoped the process could now start to gather momentum. “I think you have to concede that building a building is a long process,” Podbielski said. “It’s not going to change the short-term issues we may have. We want to get moving as quickly as we can. We know that the alternative is we need new space and therefore we’re quite committed to going in that direction.” Wherever the development goes from here, Ramsey is certain that – as long as they keep the development of a vibrant downtown in mind – the council is on the right track with the new facility. “Let’s get that downtown plan going,” she said. “And let’s get a vibrant centre in Regina.”

john cameron
editor-in-chief
When asked whether the Regina Public Library (RPL) would find space for the Dunlop Art Gallery and the RPL Film Theatre in the planned Cultural Centre that will be built on the site of the current RPL central branch, RPL board chair Darlene Hinks-Joehnck responded almost instantly. “Oh, absolutely. The Dunlop, the film theatre, all aspects of the main library will remain intact,” she said. “When I talk about the private sector additions, those will complement the Cultural Centre.” While the proposal before Regina’s city council on June 13 had specified the inclusion of retail spaces, a hotel, and at least one restaurant in the new multi-use space, there had been no mention of the gallery and theatre, leading to fears that the two facilities wouldn’t survive the transition. “At this point, we just need a commitment to improved citizen en-

“ The Dunlop, the

film theatre, all aspects of the main library will remain intact.”
Darlene Hinks Joehnck
board chair, RPL

Royal treatment
Legendary interviewer’s memoir sturdier than its author’s suspenders
campus reads
ed kapp
When I bought My Remarkable Journey by Larry King, I was under the impression that reading this book would help me refine my interviewing skills and thus help me along my own “remarkable journey” as a journalist. Who better to learn from than one of the world’s most adored interviewers? Unfortunately for me – and like-minded journalists who pur-

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chased this biography – King doesn’t devote too much of his book to giving advice on crafting questions or speaking with interview subjects. Instead, he focuses primarily on his own story, starting in his early years in Brooklyn, following him to the humble beginnings of his career in Miami, and watching his legendary rise at CNN. Although this book didn’t really help my interviewing skills too much, I didn’t seem to mind. He spends time telling stories of most of his eight marriages and looks candidly at his relationships with a number of celebrities

like Jackie Gleason and Frank Sinatra, as well as a few former American presidents. But the book isn’t about the celebrities and presidents, it is about King. After years spent watching King interview higher-profile celebrities than himself, it was interesting to see this world-class interviewer finally given the opportunity to share his own story. Even though King’s My Remarkable Journey probably won’t revolutionize the way you go about conducting interviews, it is an enlightening look at the man behind the suspenders.

Larry King My Remarkable Journey Weinstein Books

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Gender equality not present in video game industry
Study shows females just as interested in gaming

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Summer Eats
Now that it’s finally warm enough to function outdoors sans heavily insulated outerwear, it’s time to fire up the barbeques and relax on the patios with some foods that are best served with twenty plus degrees and sunshine.

Delicious and refreshing. Sure, you could rehydrate with a glass of water, or you could delve into a slice of this fruit that’s 92 per cent water anyways.

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Watermelon

Not technically a food, but there’s food in it so it counts. All you need is a blender, yogurt, juice, and fruit of your choice to top off a great summer meal with a perfect beverage to go with it.

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Fruit smoothies

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jenny lu
mcgill daily (mcgill university)
MONTREAL (CUP) –– I grew up playing Goldeneye and Super Mario Brothers, and, as a result, gained a small modicum of video gaming skills. Though I enjoyed gaming, I was reluctant to admit to it, since I knew it was not a typically female activity. The rarity of women who play, or who will admit to playing, video games is just one reminder of the male domination of the video game industry. The video game industry is comprised of people from many different fields, such as design, music and marketing. About a third of these people come from computer science programs, where graduates are primarily male. Addressing this skewed gender distribution is the subject of a joint research project between the University of Alberta’s faculty of education and

its computer science program. Their research involved introducing boys, who had more experience with video games, and girls, who had less, to ScriptEase, a game design program. Their findings show that girls and boys showed equal interest in the program, despite differences in initial experience. According to Duane Szafron, one of the paper’s researchers, it is important to have more women in the field. He believes that a greater balance between genders is necessary. "The education they experience should be in a context in which they interact with as many women as men," he said in an email. "This idea also suggests that other kinds of diversity should be present in the university [setting] to match the diversity of the Canadian community with regards to race, religion, etc. “Anytime someone is in a minority population there is a danger that they will be treated differently by the majority and feel that they don’t be-

“ The education [computer science students]
experience should be in a context in which they interact with as many women as men.”
Dr. Duane Szafron
Computer science professor University of Alberta

long. I believe this is currently the case for women in computing science programs. It is too easy for them to feel that they don’t belong and so too many leave the program for the wrong reasons. In some ways, the minority is self-perpetuating,” Szafron continued. But there are many up and coming women within the gaming industry. Judy Truong is a project manager in the Technology Group at Ubisoft, a video and computer game company with a development studio in Montreal. Truong said that any female engineer, not just in those in the video game industry, will face male-dominated environments. However, she explained that what drew her to the industry was that “the video game industry is so up-and-coming; there’s design, marketing and computer science aspects; there’s just a lot of possibilities.” Szafron’s research also confirms that for many women, the lure of video games is not the enjoyment derived from playing the games, but rather the design and creation aspects of the industry. However, according to Truong, “Many women don’t know about the industry unless they have been exposed to video games, which is not as common for women.” For Truong, who is an occasional gamer, video games were not something foreign nor unfamiliar. But even with this prior exposure, she was still surprised by the breadth of the industry. For many women, it seems that

this lack of information deters those who would, if made aware of the different disciplines involved, be interested in the design of these games. Szafron and Truong agree that the best way to increase the number of women in computer science is through a change in curriculum. Currently, high school computer science curricula are much less developed than those of other sciences, such as physics, biology and chemistry, and vary widely from school to school. Additionally, many universities do not allow computer science to be used for entrance credits. This means that computer science can be an afterthought for many students in high school, resulting in misconceptions about the discipline. However, Szafron believes these problems can be solved by implementing a course that centres around game design, where students work in project groups to create a game. "They learn computer science and programming concepts while they are working on it, but they have a concrete creative goal and they can discuss the artifact that they are working on throughout the term,” he said. Truong agrees and suggested introducing more three-dimensional design and computer science-specific courses that could be beneficial for all streams of engineering. Perhaps the day will come when girls in video games won’t only bring to mind those of the animated variety. Four columns of text.

It’s the dessert of summer. You can have ice cream anytime of the year, but it’s never as good as it is when you get it after a day out in the sun or before a walk around the lake.

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Shish kebabs

Awesome things impaled alongside more awesome things and grilled over a flame. What’s not to love about that?Blurb

Burgers

It really is the staple of a backyard barbeque. It’s hard to find a better way to start a summer weekend than with a thick, juicy burger on a Friday evening.

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Thor
Dir. Kenneth Branagh Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Kenneth Branagh’s Thor is a silly film. To describe it any other way would not do justice to its absurd amounts of canted framing, bizarre casting choices, over-the-top production values, and the totally unexpected choice of Kenneth Branagh, the man behind a handful of Shakespeare films, as the director of it all. Yet somehow, despite having all of these variables stacked against it, Thor works. Based on the comic book of the same name, the film is a far cry from Branagh’s Shakespearean works. Thor is about, like any good comic-book movie, the titular character saving the world and the girl he loves. Natalie Portman, fresh off her Oscar win

for Black Swan, plays Jane Foster – a real Jane of a character – a scientist studying something that isn’t really fully explained, but has something to do with the weather. Jane’s world is quite literally shaken when Thor, played by uber-stud Chris Hemsworth, inexplicably appears from the sky during one of her experiments. Thor, we discover, is from a distant planet that is on the brink of interplanetary warfare that could potentially destroy Earth. In an interesting, though kind of banal twist, Thor, a hot-tempered meathead who gets off at the thought of war, starts the whole thing, causing his father, Odin (played by Anthony Hopkins), to banish him to Earth until he learns some greater lesson that isn’t really important but just drives the plot. The film is two hours of Hemsworth kicking ass Norse-style while a veritable who’s-who of Hollywood (including Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgaard, and Colm Feore) watch in awe, sometimes at his strength, other times at his stupidity. Don’t go to Thor looking for a Branaghstyle Shakespearean epic. Go to Thor looking for a kick-ass time.

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Sometimes, when you finally have a sunny day in Saskatchewan, you just need to bring the boombox outside and frolic. Last spring, around this time, I was first introduced to Cults’ single “Go Outside”. Since those few backyard dance parties the duo had kept a low profile, but then June rolled in and there they were again, bombarding the Internet with their upbeat synthed-out pop. It’s clear why their self-titled debut bears the imprint of Lily Allen’s new label: you can hear a bit of cheese that could exist synonymously with Allen’s work. Yet they are able to avoid going over the top with pop through the perfect combination of Madeline Follin’s childish vocals and Brian Oblivion’s instrumentation. It is able to sound both DIY and polished at the same time, with a fun vibe shown off best by “Abducted”. The album runs about 30 minutes long, which seems just enough to leave suspense for where Cults will go next. I don’t always admit my guilty backyard dance pleasures – I usually save it for the neighbours – but this is an album to share on a sunny day.

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Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts Ecstatic Peace

For maybe the first time ever, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has gone wholly acoustic. Demolished Thoughts deals in the same opentuned pastorals as its predecessor, 2007’s Trees Outside the Academy, and at times it seems they both may have come from the same recording session. But with Beck on board as producer this time around, the Nick Drake similarities have been ratcheted up and the Jazzmaster meltdowns exchanged for harp glissandos. While it’s nice to see Thurston playing with different elements, the actual songwriting seems a lot weaker this time (and he still hasn’t learned to turn down the damn violins). Not that this is a bad collection of songs – in fact, opener “Benediction” is one of his most compelling solo tracks – but if Demolished Thoughts and Trees were twin brothers, Demolished Thoughts would be the meeker one, the awkward bespectacled one who always calls for Trees to wait up because he runs too fast.

Cults Cults Sony

mason pitzel
production manager
We all know that Lady Gaga’s Born This Way probably has the worst album cover ever designed. Whatever was going through her head at the time can never justify how ridiculous it is to graft Gaga’s head onto a motorcycle. Yet even the most ridiculous decisions seem to make sense once you actually look at the process that led to it. Born This Way is an extravagant 80s-inspired mess, and its cover is really just another extension of its musical aesthetic. From the church organs on “Marry the Night”, to a sample of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” drum beat on “You & I”, the album never slows down, often feeling like Gaga literally grafted her own head to a motorcycle, her vocals sounding strangely mechanical – yet not autotuned – behind her signature dance beats and 80s-inspired synths. The album may not be era-defining like her 2007 EP The Fame Monster, but its consistent disorder and extravagance will never appear out of place in Gaga’s career.

kelly malone
contributor
If Not Now, When? is Incubus’ first release since their hiatus in 2008. The album is probably the least energetic out of their catalogue. Guitars are mixed low and are used more to create an atmosphere than a melody. While I can give credit to a band for wanting to keep expanding their musical boundaries so as not to end up rewriting the same record, I must discredit them for writing a record that is predominantly boring. “Adolescents” and “Switchblade” are the only two tracks that seem to have a hook strong enough to keep the listener entertained for four minutes straight. There are bits and pieces of songs other songs that are interesting and that you think might lead to something better, but it seldom amounts to anything. Altogether, If Not Now, When? is disappointing coming from a band that can create some rather interesting songs. Listeners will likely be wondering if not now, when is Incubus going to return to writing interesting songs?

Lady Gaga Born This Way Interscope

Incubus If Not Now, When? Epic

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sports
A family connection
Madi Docherty follows in her brother’s footsteps by playing basketball at the U of R

Sports Editor: (vacant) the carillon, June 16 - July 27, 2011

U of R
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Rams quarterback Marc Mueller attends Edmonton Eskimos training camp

Mueller, the grandson of legendary Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Ron Lancaster, has been given the opportunity that he has been waiting for. Mueller has been competing against five other quarterbacks at the Eskimos camp this summer. Although Mueller will be back for another season with the Rams, the experience from his first CFL camp will be unforgettable.

Cougar men’s hockey team grabs seven new recruits

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Madi Docherty joins the U of R after playing with Sheldon-Williams Collegiate
“I decided to join the Cougars because they have always had a really strong program, and will be a strong team next year and in the years to come,” said Docherty. “Nationals is also being hosted in my second year as well, and I think being in that atmosphere will be great.” Staying close to home was important for Docherty, as she is extremely excited for the new opportunities that are sure to come her way. Admittedly, she is slightly nervous about the balancing act she will be forced to perform. “ I am nervous to be in school and playing basketball, because they are both huge commitments, but I think I will be able to find the right balance.” Docherty offered. “There are lots of student athletes in the same situation who are able to handle participating in a sport and going to school, so hopefully I am able to do that as well.” Even with the stress of managing both activities looming, Docherty still manages to keep a positive attitude. “I really just hope I meet a lot of new people, and learn as much as I can in school and while playing basketball,” she said. “I really don’t know what to expect. I am just trying not to overthink anything right now.” Another benefit of joining the Cougars for Docherty will be the familiar faces she sees in the hall, on the court, and in the stands. Docherty will be joining former Sheldon-Williams graduates Lindsay Ledingham and Rayna Belyk. Docherty’s brother Addison, who plays for the men’s basketball team, will also be there to help show Madi the ropes. “I hope it will help to have my brother there as support,” she said. “I know at times there can be lots of pressure within the game, so it would be nice to have him there.” Since Docherty has chosen to stay in Regina, her family will be at every home game to cheer her on, something that means a lot to the young basketball star. “My family will also be able to watch me, and I can have their support,” said Docherty. Docherty may not be the biggest player on the court, standing a mere five foot six, but her talent and passion for the game make her seem seven feet tall. Along with Docherty, the Cougars also added Kehlsie Crone, a NCAA Division 1 recruit that the Cougars were lucky to get their paws on. Unfortunately, Crone will be unable to play for the upcoming season, as she is only eligible to put on the Cougars jersey starting in 2012. Other notable recruits for the Cougars include Riffel Royals forward Alyssa Kajati as well as Michelle Clarke, a guard out of Westlake Village, Cali. Although the new recruits may not be able to make an immediate impact on the court, as the only graduating player from last year’s roster was Gabrielle Gheyssen, they are sure to develop into incredible players for the Green and Gold for years to come.

After a less than impressive record in the 2010-2011 season, the Cougars went hunting for some new recruits. The Cougars have added seven new players to their roster, but with only one player graduating, competition between players will be stiff. New recruits include forwards Liam Brennan (ACAC’s Augustana Vikings), Tyler Henry (AJHL’s Bonnyville Pontiacs) and Troy Hunter (SJHL’s Estevan Bruins), defencemen Dayton Fossum (SJHL’s La Ronge Ice Wolves), Mark Schneider (WHL’s Regina Pats) and John Sonntag (SJHL’s Kindersley Klippers), and goaltender Andrew Hayes (QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles).

autumn mcdowell
contributor
The University of Regina Cougars women’s basketball team has been busy in the off-season signing numerous highly-touted recruits that add size, strength, and talent to its already impressive roster. The Cougars may have left the 2010-11 season disappointed, but looked at the summer as an opportunity to add even more depth to their bench. The new recruiting class is filled with local talent as well as imported players. One such local player is Madi Docherty, a standout from SheldonWilliams Collegiate who looks to be the potential successor to Cougars point guard Joanna Zalesiak. Although Docherty may have to wait a few years before she begins racking up the points like she did in high school, the veteran presence around her will only help improve her game.

Former Rams defensive lineman Akeem Hicks drafted by UFL

After an impressive season with the Rams, Hicks will get to continue doing what he loves. During the off-season, the defensive-enforcer was drafted by the United Football League’s Omaha Nighthawks.

“ I hope it will help to have my brother there as support. I know at times there can be lots of
pressure within the game, so it would be nice to have him there.”
Madi Docherty

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Malloys on the mat
Connor and Gaelan’s relationship has not always been brotherly love

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Connor Malloy (pictured) and his brother Gaelan are both wrestlers for the U of R Cougars
shove, who’s got whose number in a Malloy-brother wrestling match?” Generally, those involved in wrestling are amongst the most competitive and confident people on the planet. To add more fuel to a potential fire, just make two of them siblings. Connor, the older Malloy, started wrestling at age nine and has since established himself as one of the nation’s preeminent collegiate grapplers – claiming bronze and silver medals at the CIS championships in 2008 and 2009, respectively, en route to claiming the top spot at the same event last season. Gaelan, who moonlights as a member of the popular local group Descalso, began wrestling after Connor took to the mats. Despite a number of impressive campaigns as an amateur grappler, Gaelan, in what he jokingly refers to as “a long time coming”, was recently named to Canada’s national wrestling squad for the first time in his career and is slated to travel to Brazil to compete in the Pan Am games in the coming weeks. Within a few minutes of speaking with Gaelan, the decision to keep the Malloy brothers’ interviews separate seemed smart. “Growing up, we were friends, but we used to fight a lot, too,” he said. However, it didn’t take long to realize that the Malloys’ relationship – which both brothers describe as healthy – has only been beneficial to their passion for wrestling. “It was good when Gaelan started wrestling,” said Connor. “My brother and I were really competitive when we were growing up and it’s really been great for us to be able to train with each other. My brother and I have a really good relationship, so it’s good to have him around all the time.” Gaelan sees Connor as a role model on the mat. “It’s good to be able to watch what he does and then follow through,” said Gaelan. “He motivates me to train hard. We work out a lot together and we train a lot together. We’re pretty close.” Although Gaelan insists he doesn’t need the competition with his brother to aspire to victory, it also hasn’t seemed to hurt. “I expect to win, it would give me more credibility on the national stage. My brother has won nationals a bunch of times and I’ve always been in his shadow, but I think a win at the Pan Ams would put me beside him – instead of just being Connor’s brother,” said Gaelan. “I just like winning as it is, but that’s always nice too. He’s always given me a good standard to go by. I see him doing great things and think why can’t I do that?” Although Connor, who Gaelan credits for spurring his initial interest in the sport, is hesitant to reveal how much of an impact he feels he has had on his brother’s wrestling career, Gaelan claims that he wouldn’t have wrestled had Connor not been involved in the sport. “I don’t really know how much of an influence I’ve had on Gaelan’s wrestling,” said Connor. “That’s probably a better question to ask him. I think we have both made it a lot more enjoyable for each other. He’s a driven person and he’s a really good athlete, so I think he would have had similar success in anything he went into.” As it turns out, the Malloy boys, who are both set to return to tournament action within the month, don’t mind hypothetical questions after all. “He’s a weight-class bigger than me, but I think I could probably take him. I think I’d beat him in a fist-fight, for sure,” said Gaelan with a laugh. “It would be a good wrestling match, but I would beat him in a fist-fight. That’s what really matters (laughs).” “Gaelan watches [mixed martial arts], so he knows quite a bit about that. I think he’s got a bit of a head’sup on me,” joked Connor. Despite Connor’s concession, it was probably still a good idea to speak to each individually.

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When it came to interviewing Connor and Gaelan Malloy for this article, each interview was conducted separately, by phone. Who knows how two of the University of Regina Cougars top wrestlers – who also happen to be brothers – would react in a tandem interview when asked hypothetical questions like, “If push comes to the

“ My brother and I were really competitive
when we were growing up and it’s really been great for us to be able to train with each other. My brother and I have a really good relationship, so it’s good to have him around all the time.”
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UBC passes on the NCAA
Thunderbirds will stay in CIS after league reforms promised

The Jets return
Winnipeg becomes the home of an NHL team once again but loses Manitoba Moose in the process

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By passing on the NCAA, UBC has made a commitment to Canadian students
Toope cited the CIS’s willingness to reform on a variety of fronts, including proposed changes to governance and tiering, as a reason to stay within the organization. “A re-invigorated CIS is in UBC’s interest … I believe change is possible,” he said at a press conference Tuesday morning. “This is the first time in five years that I’ve seen any engagement (by the CIS) at all.” He acknowledged however that there were no guarantees for scholarship reform – a major sticking point between UBC and the CIS and one of the primary draws for joining the NCAA – but said that he is optimistic that the conditions for change are now in place. Burnaby, B.C.’s, Simon Fraser University, which joined Division II of the NCAA last year, will remain the only Canadian school in the American league. The decision goes against years of lobbying by the university’s athletic department, which had argued that greater competition in the NCAA and larger scholarships present the best long-term fit for the department. “A lot of times you see in the paper student athletes from high school are looking at the NCAA, and a lot of them are going there,” athletic director Bob Philip said. “We just felt it was time that somebody stepped up in Canada and offered that opportunity to Canadian students.” Toope, however, said that since UBC would only have been eligible for Division II membership – Division I is not presently open for international schools to join – “the fundamental issue of (keeping athletes in Canada) was not going to be solved.” Critics of the proposed move had criticized the culture of sports and academics within the NCAA, along with the financial cost of being accredited by an American institution – a requirement for all NCAA institutions. However, the ultimate decision has always resided with the university administration, which they finally made today.

justin mcelroy
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VANCOUVER (CUP) — It’s official, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will be staying put on this side of the border. UBC president Stephen Toope announced at the end of last semester that the university’s Vancouver campus will remain in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport and will not seek membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, better known as the NCAA. The announcement comes after three years of consultations, negotiations and forestalled decisions.

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Winnipeg fans have anxiously awaited the return of the Jets
David Andrews in a statement on theahl.com. Although the former team was named the Jets, there is some debate as to what this new team will be called. Some people believe that this new team should be called the Jets, others think the Thrashers, and some are hoping for a new name altogether. Ultimately, it will be up to the new owners to decide what the team shall be named, though the most obvious choice and the one that most people are hoping for is the Jets. Once the name gets resolved, one burning question remains: can a city that had a failed NHL team, with lessthan-optimal profit margins actually make the cut this time? The team has already reached their goal of selling 13,000 season tickets, which would make it seem as though this time around it will be different, but once the excitement dies off will the fans stick around? It is difficult to determine what would be deemed as a successful season for the new squad. It could be finishing above Atlanta’s finish in 2011, which won’t exactly be tough considering they finished 12th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference. It could also be making the playoffs or making a run for the cup. Although the last two are very unlikely, if the team does not make the playoffs the first year back to Winnipeg, does that define a fail? No matter what the outcome may be for Winnipeg’s new team, it will surely be an exciting year for the city, the fans, and the NHL.

autumn mcdowell
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With the National Hockey League making its return to Winnipeg, the city has gained one team, but there was a thought they could lose two more in the process. From 1979-96, the Winnipeg Jets were a part of the ever-expanding NHL. With future stars such as Bobby Hull and Teemu Selanne, it appeared as though the Jets were not going anywhere. However, due to financial troubles, the team was sold and later became the Phoenix Coyotes. The NHL’s return to Winnipeg has been long-awaited and heavily drawn-out. The anxious fans finally got what they had been waiting for on May 31, 2011, when True North Sports and Entertainment were granted ownership of the Atlanta Thrashers and the ability to relocate the team to Winnipeg. As Winnipeg residents celebrated in the streets upon the official announcement, there was a concern about the fate of two of the province’s other top teams: the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. Any worries that fans of the CFL had were quickly put to rest as the Blue Bombers will remain in Winnipeg. However, other concerns were growing surrounding the AHL team currently residing in Winnipeg. In order to handle all three teams, something or rather some team had to give. The return of the Jets has also marked the departure of the Moose, which happened on June 10. The fan base that the Moose had was large, as they were always near the top of the league in attendance, but the competition between the two hockey teams would simply be too much for the city to handle. As a result, the Moose have been approved to relocate to St. Johns, Nfld. The sacrifice of the Moose is one that the city and even fans of the Moose are more than willing to make if it means the return of the Jets. “Manitoba deserves to have NHL hockey, and we have no doubt that the NHL will be successful in its return to Winnipeg,” offered AHL president and chief executive officer

“ A re-invigorated CIS is in UBC’s interest … I
believe change is possible. . This is the first time in five years that I’ve seen any engagement (by the CIS) at all.”

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Edmonton is on the clock
There is plenty of talent for the Oilers to choose from at this year’s NHL entry draft

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After selecting Taylor Hall with the first-overall pick in last year’s draft, who will Edmonton select this year?
prospects that any team would be lucky to get their hands on. Top prospects in this year’s draft include Canadians Sean Couturier, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jonathan Huberdeau as well as Swedes Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson. Arguably one of the top players in the 2011 draft is Nugent-Hopkins, a winger from the Western Hockey League’s Red Deer Rebels. This guy is an absolute treat to watch. He is a game changer that knows how to put the puck in the net. In 69 games with the Rebels last year, Nugent-Hopkins managed to rack up 31 goals and 75 assists. After missing the cut for the world junior team last year, Nugent-Hopkins didn’t stop working. Arguably, Team Canada may have had a better chance at winning the gold medal with him on the roster. With the right off-season conditioning, Nugent will be a force to be reckoned with, especially on a line with Hall or Eberle. Larsson is another rising young player . The Swedish defenceman is a great puck mover and may have the best hockey sense in this year’s draft. Scouts have compared him to future hall of famer Niklas Lidstrom and say he will be a very reliable number one or two defencemen who can play 20-30 minutes a game. At last year’s world juniors, his performance was dynamite and at the uner-18 world championship he was named the best defencemen of the tournament. With his experience at the national level, Larsson appears to be NHL ready. If the Oilers would rather go with a big blue liner over their typical choice of a small forward, Larsson would be tough to pass up. Couturier is a six-foot-four, 195pound centre and is perfect for a team that is looking to add a player who can score goals and make creative plays. This season he put up 96 points with the Dummondville Voltigeurs in the Quebec Major Junior League and also cracked the Canadian world junior squad, where his play was very strong. Landeskog is another Swede who many believe is the best player in the draft. Despite injury troubles, he managed to put up 66 points in 53 games with Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League. At six foot one, Landeskog is a big body who gets out in front of the net and scores dirty goals. At the same time, he is said to be a very vocal leader and doesn’t shy away from protecting his teammates. It was this characteristic that led him to be named captain of the Rangers at just 17 years of age. Another name worth looking at is centre Huberdeau, who was recently named Memorial Cup MVP after capturing the Canadian league championship with the Saint John Seadogs of the Quebec league. Huberdeau is a kid with great hands, hockey smarts, and play-making skills. He’s also a great skater with a quick release shot that is very accurate. His skills on the power play are a huge asset and, with a memorial cup championship under his belt, he’s a proven leader. Adding any of these players would be a huge boost to any NHL team. However, is it really fair that the Oilers have received two straight firstoverall picks? According to some people, it isn’t. With the amount of excitement the NHL draft brings, it is time for the league to make a change and add even more excitement. Fans were on the edge of their seats for the 2005 NHL entry draft, in which every single team got a shot at picking Sidney Crosby. Currently, it is almost a sure thing that the last-place overall team will end up picking first. In 2010 and 2011, that was Edmonton. It appears as though the NHL is rewarding failure. Teams are going out of their way to spend way beneath the cap and finish poorly in the standings to get a good draft pick. How much more do the Oilers deserve this draft pick than the Carolina Hurricanes, Calgary Flames or Columbus Blue Jackets? Drafting is the best way to build a great hockey team, but let’s put everyone on even footing. The Detroit Red Wings have had no trouble continuing to be competitive without throwing a top five pick in their face. They are perhaps the best team of the last 20 years. There is no reason other teams can’t do the same.

colin buchinski
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The NHL entry draft is upon us, and this year’s draft class has no shortage of talent. For diehard hockey fans, the draft is like Christmas morning, especially if your favourite team hasn’t exactly been stellar over the years. The entry draft is often seen as a reward for all of the pain that fans have had to endure over the past year. In recent years, early draft picks like Jonathan Toews and Evgeni Malkin have helped teams win Stanley Cups, while late-round steals like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have done the same. What makes the draft exciting is the ability to quickly improve your team without giving anything up. Edmonton Oilers fans can rejoice, as they once again hold the first-overall pick in the draft. With last year’s first-overall pick the Oilers selected Taylor Hall, an offensive specialist. This year, the Oilers must choose between numerous highly-touted

“ In recent years, early draft picks like Jonathan
Toews and Evgeni Malkin have helped teams win Stanley Cups, while late-round steals like Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg have done the same.”

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