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Who are you voting for 4-5
Comeback Kid back in London 10
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Carol Thorborn, a.k.a Dragon, is
in her third year at Fanshawe in
the Human Resources program.
“I’m Carol, like Christmas, but
most call me Dragon. I’m a feisty
redhead who likes to party and
loves getting down with sun-
shine, I think everyone should
1. Why are you here?
To start a Ginge Revolution.
2. What was your life-changing
When I finally understood life.
3. What music are you currently
listening to?
Christmas dubstep.
4. What is the best piece of
advice you’ve ever received?
Get better.
5. Who is your role model?
Cartman from South Park.
6. Where in the world have you
I’ve travelled everywhere in my
7. What was your first job?
Day camp leader.
8. What would your last meal
Pizza, obviously.
9. What makes you uneasy?
10. What is your passion?
Completing the Ginge Revolution.
Do you want Fanshawe to know 10
Things About You? Just head on
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click on the 10 Things I Know
About You link at the top.
10 Things I Know About You...
Thorborn’s a revolutionary
Carol Thorborn hopes to ingnite a ‘Ginge Revolution.’
Connor Quinn
“How are you coping
Sean Mancuso
“Swing it a bit more political
... ask students about their
thoughts on political issues.”
Nigel Gordon
“What’s the best washroom
to use on campus?”
Vince Deiulis
“Ask something about the
(police brutality protest).”
Jeremy “Tall Drink of
Water” Klaver
“The question should not
be that. It sucks, haha. Ask,
‘What’s with all the dudes?’”
Miranda Peters
“Midterms are coming up -
ask what their number-one
study help is.”

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School of Art
and Design
YES 60
NO 9
PETERS, Callandre
Spoiled 0
School of Building
KING, Jason 60
STEVENS, Jesse 56
ISAAK, Darren 27
ROCHON, Derrick 15
Spoiled 4
School of Business
YES 150
NO 45
Spoiled 6
School of Contemporary
THOMPSON, Taylor 48
BURLEY, Hannah 44
Spoiled 3
School of
Language and
Liberal Studies
HARRIS, Morgan 56
Spoiled 4
School of
FRANK, Heather 95
DONNELLY, Chris 74
BRADLEY, Jacob 33
Spoiled 2
School of
Tourism and
GALL, Amanda 33
Spoiled 1
Adam 658
Spoiled 64
FSU President
Veronica Barahona
VP Finance
Kendra Sauder
VP Internal Affairs
Sam Slade
VP External & Academic
AffairsAndrew Payne
VP Entertainment
Emma Newman
You may have heard the terms
“Access Copyright” and
“Copyright Act” tossed around a
lot lately, along with legalese terms
about policies, legislation, fair use
and more. It can be a bit confusing,
so here’s what you as students need
to know.
Access Copyright is an organiza-
tion made up of authors and pub-
lishers – the people who produce
the content you use every day at
school: articles, books, textbooks
and more. It offers schools, busi-
nesses and other institutions per-
mission to copy works such as
books, textbooks, newspapers,
journals and more for a fee. The
money from these fees is distrib-
uted by Access Copyright to com-
pensate the creators of the works
This summer, a proposed fee
hike – which would see schools’
Access Copyright tariffs increase
almost tenfold – sent many
Canadian academic institutions
running. “They had done some-
thing similar with the primary and
secondary schools and it had been
resolved,” explained Marilyn
Turner, Acting Manager of Library
and Media Services. “Now they are
attempting to resolve it with col-
leges and universities.”
In response to the proposal, “A
group of the universities across
Canada (Association of
Universities and Colleges of
Canada) and the community col-
leges across Canada (Association
of Canadian Community Colleges)
each filed a petition with the
Copyright Board to say, ‘We don’t
want to pay not quite 10 times as
much, and we don’t think we
should have to,’” Turner explained.
The Copyright Board of Canada,
a governmental institution, said
each group could bring forward its
questions and concerns, and the
Board would make a ruling. The
tariff will stay at its current rate
until the issue is resolved, which
Turner expects will take some time.
As of right now, there are no
changes to the Copyright Act. “We
(have always) operated under it,
and under the Fair Dealing provi-
sions of the Act, and the Fair
Dealing Policy has recently been
clarified in the College’s policy,”
said Turner. “The discussions peo-
ple see are about the proposed leg-
islation or about the Access
Copyright proposal.”
In the meantime, here’s what you
need to know about copyright to
ensure you stay out of any legal
Fair Dealing Policy
Turner said: “We are guided by
the Copyright Act and a document
called the Fair Dealing Policy,
which has been developed by
ACCC – and something very simi-
lar has been developed by the
AUCC for the university sector –
and it talks about a lot of things that
you can do with Fair Dealing. It has
been adopted by Fanshawe and it is
in the Copyright Policy, which is
posted online.”
This is a guideline about using
books, articles and more for your
own personal use or for research.
“The main things of fair dealing are
how much of an item are you copy-
ing?” said Linda Crosby, Technical
Services and Systems Librarian.
The Fair Dealing Policy is very
specific about how much of a text
you are able to copy without getting
permission or paying a fee, such as
10 per cent of a published work or
5 per cent of a textbook.
“If you’re writing a paper about
nuclear physics and you put in a
reference to what Richard Feynman
said, absolutely you can put it in
there – it’s not stopping people
(from doing that) at all,” explained
Turner. “But to photocopy all of
Richard Feynman’s book and give
it to your brother-in-law as a birth-
day present, that’s no good.”
Sharing information and
media online
According to Turner, copying
and pasting information from a
website into an email you send to a
friend is a copyright violation,
because you haven’t received per-
mission to copy that information.
Linking directly to the web page,
however, is okay. “In terms of put-
ting things on FanshaweOnline, by
and large, if you’re putting a link
up, that’s okay.”
If you want to share an article
online with a friend, send him the
direct link to the webpage rather
than copying and pasting, suggest-
ed Crosby. Rather than photocopy-
ing part of a book to share with a
friend, direct her to the book and
page number.
“There aren’t typically ‘copy-
right police’ looking through
everything we do,” said Crosby,
“but certainly with the new tariff
coming in and everybody’s aware-
ness being raised about that issue,
there always has been and always
can be the opportunity for someone
to come in and say, ‘I want to look
at a bunch of stuff you’ve got here
and find out if any of them have
broken copyright.’”
Due to the lack of case law, out-
lining actual consequences for
breaking the Copyright Act is a bit
tricky, said Crosby, “but I think it
tends to be on the harsh side.”
In short
Turner summed up everything
pretty simply: “You can make a
photocopy of something for your
own use. You can include all the
stuff you would normally include
in your research papers – providing
you cite it appropriately. You can
put links (directly to) articles and
share them with other people.”
“Nobody wants people to stop
using books,” she continued.
“Nobody wants people to stop shar-
ing information – that’s not the pur-
pose of this. The purpose is that
people who are creating works are
appropriately compensated for
A LibGuide to Copyright can be
found at fanshawec.libguides.com –
select Copyright from the list of
topics on the left. There you can
find tons of information about Fair
Dealing, Print Copying, Public
Performance Rights, Open Access
and more. If you’d prefer to speak
to someone in person, the library
staff is friendly and helpful, and can
help anybody wade through the
sometimes-murky copyright waters.
For more information about
Access Copyright, check out
Student unions at colleges across
Ontario are voicing their concern
with the way Elections Ontario is
handling the 2011 provincial elec-
tion. As a result of the province-
wide support staff strike, Elections
Ontario decided to pull all
advanced and Election Day polling
stations from all college campuses.
Elections Ontario originally
acknowledged the need to make
voting accessible for college stu-
dents since low youth voter turnout
rates are a significant concern in
Canada; however, the recent strike
led Elections Ontario to question
whether or not they should cross
picket lines. A few weeks ago, they
came to the decision to remove
their college campus presence
The decision frustrated many
college students unions because
university campus polling stations
have remained untouched, includ-
ing the University of Western
Ontario, which has also seen a
strike in recent weeks.
The Fanshawe Student Union
has been working closely with the
College Student Alliance in an
effort to get the stations back on
campus, but representatives of
Elections Ontario have told the
CSA that their hands are tied.
FSU President Veronica
Barahona is unimpressed with the
actions of Elections Ontario. “For
many college students living on
campus, this will be their first time
voting in a provincial election,”
said Barahona. “Students need to
be given the opportunity to experi-
ence how easy it is to vote, and get
in the habit of voting in every elec-
Vice-President of Student
Support Cathie Augier echoes
Barahona’s concerns about how
this decision will affect student
voting habits. “It is important to
promote participation in elections
by post-secondary students. We
hope that in future elections we
have the opportunity to host both
advance and Election Day polls at
Fanshawe College.”
Last week, it was announced
that colleges would have their
advanced polling stations reinstat-
ed, but that none of the colleges
would have their Election Day sta-
tions returned. “We are always
hearing about low youth voter
turnout, and I just don’t understand
why Elections Ontario would
remove Election Day polls when
they would prove to be very bene-
ficial for students,” said Barahona.
Student unions are now faced
with the challenge of encouraging
students to either vote in advanced
polls or head to nearby off-campus
Election Day stations. Some col-
leges are even trying to find ways
of transporting students to voting
stations, as many students don’t
have access to a car.
Both Fanshawe College and the
FSU hope that, if not in this elec-
tion, in future elections the needs
of students will be recognized and
For more information on how
and where to vote, visit
wemakevotingeasy.ca or contact
Veronica Barahona directly at
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After much anticipation,
Fanshawe College finally
announced exactly where the new
School of Applied and Performing
Arts will be housed. On September
22, Dr. Howard Rundle held a
press conference announcing that
Fanshawe College is purchasing
the old Royal Trust building at 137
Dundas St., which will provide
50,000 square feet of space. The
purchase of this building is the first
of many phases that will bring
Fanshawe students downtown.
“Over the next few years, we
anticipate an investment of up to
$40 million to buy and renovate
buildings in the downtown core,
possibly including heritage build-
ings,” said Rundle. Once complet-
ed, the school will feature about
110,000 square feet of space, hous-
ing 1,000 students and 75 staff
Immediately after the sale closes
in October, the college will begin
designing and renovating the
building, which is set to open in
September 2013 and will welcome
200 students. So far, Fanshawe has
received commitments of $6 mil-
lion and $20 million from the
provincial government and the
City of London respectively.
London Mayor Joe Fontana said
this move will be crucial in the
development of arts and culture in
the core of the city. “(Fanshawe)
coming downtown is an important
evolution for the college. Why?
Because modern cities want their
students to be integrated with their
communities, and there’s no better
place for arts and culture than to be
Rundle echoed Fontana’s per-
spective, saying that if the commu-
nity wants students to stay in
London after they graduate, they
need to be involved with the city.
“They need to get to know our
community: be moving in it, be
working in it, playing in it,” said
The college hopes that by
adding a downtown location, vital
partnerships will be made between
students and the already existing
community downtown, including
performance groups, businesses
and cultural organizations.
Conversely, these partnerships will
benefit existing businesses and
groups, providing skilled employ-
ees to help them grow.
President of Digital Extremes
Michael Schmalz discussed what
the move will mean for companies
such as his own. Digital Extremes
was listed as one of Canada’s Top
100 Employers of 2011 by
Maclean’s magazine, and employs
100 of London’s most creative
people (many of whom are
Fanshawe grads). “Having this
many students right in the down-
town core, supporting its develop-
ment, it’s important for the people
who actually live and work down
there as part of London’s ongoing
strategy,” said Schmulz.
The new School of Applied and
Performing Arts will focus on per-
forming arts, art production, digi-
tal media and information technol-
ogy. According to Rundle, the
school is anticipated to contribute
over $80 million to the local econ-
omy annually.
The college is continuing to look
at other buildings that will help
grow Fanshawe’s presence in the
downtown core.
Clarifying copyright confusion
A new college year is underway
and the halls are once again filled
with the hustle and bustle of stu-
dents! I would like to welcome you
all to Fanshawe, whether you are a
returning student or just starting
out at this amazing place.
As is the case no matter where
you go, there are rules and expec-
tations that need to be followed.
The Code of Conduct Policy sets
out the expectations the college has
for our students. We strive for an
environment that is respectful to all
and where our students have the
opportunity to be successful in
their endeavours.
Hopefully you've seen the
Student Code of Conduct posters
around the College. The message
is pretty simple, really: “It’s About
Choices.” You now have the
opportunity to shape your futures
and while you're here I encourage
you to stay focused on the reason
you came to Fanshawe College.
There will be parties and many
other social gatherings, and it
would be naïve to believe that you
will not partake in at least some of
them, so I ask you to remember the
Three Rs: Respect for yourself,
Respect for others both in the col-
lege community and in the com-
munity of London, and be
Responsible in your actions.
Your time here at Fanshawe
College should be remembered,
when you cross the stage at your
graduation and in future, as some
of the best years of your life.
College voting stations pulled
It’s about choices
Fanshawe unveils
its newest campus
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Who are you voting for?
Issue of importance
The most important issue in this election is jobs.
How they will fix it
Ontario has lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs in the
past decade. We have become a have-not province
with a record budget deficit. The global recession, a
high Canadian dollar and rising world energy prices
have hit our wallets particularly hard. It’s time to
address these challenges head-on with policies that
promote prosperity in a low-carbon global economy.
The Green Party has a plan to secure Ontario’s
future, not lock us in the past. We envision a future
where Ontario builds on its diverse strengths to
become a confident leader in the global economy. We
will focus on creating sustainable, long-term jobs, and
stop burdening our children with today’s debts.
We can only achieve this future by unleashing and
nurturing the creativity and innovation of our entrepre-
neurs and workers to build strong local economies. The
Green Party is committed to responsible stewardship of
our natural and financial resources and will promote
policies that ensure we live within our means.
Why students should vote for them
We need a new approach to government, one where
you and your community—not political insiders—come
first. The old parties don’t understand that we are edu-
cated, connected with each other and highly capable of
making good decisions for our communities.
It’s time for a new political culture in Ontario. Electing
Green MPPs will bring a breath of fresh air to Queen’s
Park by rejecting hyper-partisanship and short-term
thinking focused on getting votes. Ontario needs a gov-
ernment that is willing to plan for the future just like indi-
viduals, families and businesses do.
Greens reject the false choice between ripping gov-
ernment apart or making everything big, bureaucratic,
and expensive. The Green Party believes in a govern-
ment that engages and empowers individuals, busi-
nesses and organizations to develop sensible, long-
term solutions for our communities.
Health care
Health care spending makes up half of the provincial
budget. If the current trend continues, 80% of Ontario’s
budget will go to pay for health care by 2030. We need
to improve the value for money spent to sustain our
publicly-funded health care system.
Ontario is squandering precious health care dollars
by mismanaging important initiatives such as eHealth.
Too many dollars are spent on administration instead
of front-line services and staff.
Ontario Greens will make better and more efficient
use of health care dollars. We will invest in more fami-
ly health clinics staffed by a variety of providers. We will
ensure home care services are available for those who
need them.
We will focus on preventing illness in the first place,
by creating healthier communities, promoting healthier
lifestyles and ensuring a healthy environment.
Together, we can provide all Ontarians with access to
quality care when and where they need it.
Post-secondary education
The Green Party is committed to making it easier for
students to access and pay for post-secondary educa-
tion. Tuition fees have risen over the last few years
between 4 and 8% annually, making Ontario the most
expensive province in Canada in which to study.
In addition to making college and university afford-
able, we are committed to enhancing their quality. By
delaying tax cuts for large corporations until 2016, we
can budget to freeze tuition rates while maintaining
investments in colleges and universities.
By expanding training and certification in skilled
trades, apprenticeships, mentorship programs, and
post-secondary education, Ontario can begin to devel-
op jobs that will focus on leading-edge technologies
and sustainable living.
The Green Party will bring employers, workers,
unions, trade associations, professional organizations,
guilds, colleges, and universities together to build a
comprehensive system of apprenticeship, co-opera-
tive, retraining, and mentorship programs for every
employment sector.
The Green Party of Ontario has always designed pol-
icy with environmental sustainability in mind. We
believe that economic, social and environmental sus-
tainability is interlinked. Our policies are designed to be
sustainable for generations to come, not just the next
election cycle.
The Green Party will implement a simple, straight for-
ward price on carbon, modelled after the popular British
Columbia system. This is the most efficient and cost
effective approach to reducing greenhouse gas emis-
The Green Party’s Energy Plan prioritizes energy
efficiency and conservation as the most affordable
approach to meeting our energy needs. For less than
half the cost of replacing just one nuclear power plant,
we could retrofit 1.6 million homes for energy efficiency
and reduce the need for the same amount of energy
the plant would produce. Doing so would also create 90
times more jobs than replacing the power plant.
The Green Party will create a comprehensive Green
Building Program that includes $1.6 billion over four
years in refundable tax credits for home owners, ten-
ants and businesses to invest in energy efficiency and
building retrofits. This program will help individuals and
businesses save money on energy bills and save the
province money by reducing the need for new supply,
while also stimulating local job creation.
Ontario needs a long-term, sustainable energy plan
that will provide a reliable source of affordable energy
with the flexibility to incorporate new technologies.
Renewables, including solar, wind, biomass, hydro and
biogas, are an essential part Ontario’s energy future.
These are the clean energy sources of the twenty-first
century, and will create jobs that will be in demand in
the future.
The issue no one else is dealing with
Food and Farming. Our communities benefit from
thriving farms that provide fresh and healthy local food.
The food sector is the second largest employer in
Ontario, and profitable farms and agricultural business-
es are the backbone of a prosperous rural economy
and essential to feeding Ontario.
Our food system is experiencing significant chal-
lenges. Farm incomes are variable and negative for
most sectors, food bank use is at an all-time high, and
poor diets are contributing to rising health care costs.
The number of farmers is declining, the age of farmers
is rising and fewer youth are growing food. Ontario only
has 7,000 farmers under the age of 35. We are losing
too much farm land to urban sprawl. It’s time to make
strengthening our food system a priority so that Ontario
can feed itself and others.
Issue of importance
Education continues to be one of the top Liberal pri-
How they will fix it
For eight years, Liberals have made historic invest-
ments in students and the places where they learn.
We’ve lowered class sizes, increased test scores and
graduation rates and introduced North America’s first
full day kindergarten program for all four and five year
olds. For college and university students, Liberals
brought back up-front grants, expanded OSAP, sub-
stantially increased college and university operating
budgets and invested $4 billion in new classrooms,
libraries and labs. Fanshawe’s new Centre for Applied
Transportation Technologies is one example. The plan
is working. There are 120,000 more students attending
college or university today than when we took office in
Why students should vote for them
Ontario Liberals have a track record of investing in
students. The centrepiece of the Liberal election plat-
form is a new tuition grant that will reduce college
tuition by $730 each year for up to 4 years of study
beginning January, 2012. Full-time undergraduate stu-
dents with a family income below $160,000 will auto-
matically receive the grant, regardless of whether they
qualify for OSAP. This means that college students will
save $2920 for a 4 year college program. The last PC
government cut student aid by 41% as college tuition
rose by 64%. The last NDP government promised to
eliminate tuition and instead, faced with economic chal-
lenges like today, hiked fees by 50% in 4 years, cut stu-
dent aid and cancelled up-front grants.
Liberals have turned around Ontario’s healthcare
system after the previous PC government closed 28
hospitals and fired doctors and nurses. Liberals are
building 18 new hospitals, reducing surgical wait times
and increasing newborn disease screenings. One mil-
lion more Ontarians have a family doctor. In the years
ahead, a Liberal government will continue to improve
on all of these initiatives while focusing on illness pre-
vention and on implementing a new strategy to help
50,000 young Ontarians cope with mental health
issues. Liberals are also introducing a new renovation
tax credit to help seniors stay at home longer, rather
than in a hospital or a long-term care facility.
Post-secondary education
In a competitive global economy where 70 per cent
of new jobs require postsecondary education or train-
ing, Ontario needs every person at their best to attract
and create jobs for the next generation. Liberals have
a track record of making students a priority, making
substantial investments and helping to increase stu-
dent achievement at all levels of our education system.
Only Liberals have a plan to make sure Ontario stu-
dents have access to the world-class education they
need for today’s workforce.
Liberals have made Ontario a North American leader
in environmental protection. We will continue to shut
down dirty coal plants and invest in clean, green ener-
gy. Ontario’s new clean energy sector will create
50,000 by the end of 2012. We have established the
strongest drinking water standards in North America,
and our platform commits to developing new clean
water technologies. The Liberals also have a plan to
expand clean-up of the Great Lakes. While the NDP
abandons the environment, Liberals are committed to a
Local Food Act, a new environmental education pro-
gram and strengthening the Greenbelt, the NDP has
abandoned the environment.
Provincial parties in their own words.
Thursday, October 6 is provincial election day, and we want everyone to get out and vote! This year, we
had the major parties running in the election submit their own profiles, in an effort to help students make informed
and educated decisions when it comes time to vote. The provincial government is responsible for our public
schooling, health care and social services (to name a few), so make sure you vote for the kind of Ontario you
want. For more information on the election, visit wemakevotingeasy.ca and take some time to review each party’s
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Freedom Party Dave Durnin
Green Party Bassam Lazar
Independent Ali Hamadi
Liberal Party Khalil Ramal*
Libertarian Party Tim Harnick
New Democratic Party Theresa Armstrong
Progressive Conservative Party Cheryl Miller
Freedom Party Tim Hodges
Green Party Gary Brown
Liberal Party Chris Bentley*
New Democratic Party Jeff Buchanan
People First Republic Party Chris Gupta
Progressive Conservative Party Ali Chahbar
Freedom Party Mary Lou Ambrogio
Green Party Kevin Labonte
Liberal Party Deb Matthews*
Libertarian Party Jordan vanKlinken
New Democratic Party Steve Holmes
Pauper Party Michael Spottiswood
Progressive Conservative Party Nancy Branscombe
Freedom Party Paul McKeever
Green Party Eric Loewen
Liberal Party Lori Baldwin-Sands
New Democratic Party Kathy Cornish
Progressive Conservative Party Jeffrey Yurek
Family Coalition Party John Gots
Green Party Justin Blake
Liberal Party Greg Crone
New Democratic Party Ian Nichols
Progressive Conservative Party Toby Barrett*
Family Coalition Party Leonard Vanderhoeven
Green Party Catherine Stewart-Mott
Liberal Party David Hilderley
New Democratic Party Dorothy Eisen
Progressive Conservative Party Ernie Hardeman*
*Current MPP
Family Coalition Party
Phil Lees
Freedom Party
Paul McKeever
Green Party
Mike Schreiner
Liberal Party
Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Premier
Libertarian Party
Sam Apelbaum
New Democratic Party
Andrea Horwath, MPP
Pauper Party
Michael Spottiswood
People First Republic Party
Trueman Tuck
Progressive Conservative Party
Tim Hudak, MPP
Issue of importance
Jobs are top of mind for many Ontarians.
How they will fix it
We need change that creates and protects good
jobs. We will stop no-strings-attached corporate tax
giveaways, and instead reward companies that are
creating jobs in Ontario. We will offer tax credits to
companies investing in building, equipment, machin-
ery and staff training, as well as Job Creation Tax
Credit. This credit will reimburse employers 20 per
cent of the wage for new hires for one year, up to
$5,000 per worker. To qualify companies will have to
provide on-the-job training and demonstrate they
are creating new positions, not filling existing jobs
with subsidized workers. Instead of billions in no-
strings attached corporate tax giveaways, the NDP’s
Job Creation Tax Credit will create 80,000 jobs over
four years.
Why students should vote for them
The Ontario NDP has a plan that will make post-
secondary education more affordable, by freezing
tuition and removing the interest from student loans.
Tuition in Ontario has increased 30% since the
Liberals came to office – the rise in rates will quick-
ly overwhelm their recently announced tuition
rebate. We also have a plan that will create good
jobs and get Ontario’s economy back on track. We
will make life more affordable through initiatives like
rebates, grants, and loans for energy efficient home
retrofits – including grants for low-income home-
owners and tenants – and splitting the operating
cost of transit systems evenly with municipalities in
exchange for a four year fare freeze. By investing in
a $60 million cycling infrastructure fund, we will
allow cities to improve bike lanes, bike storage and
bike tourism.
Ontario’s New Democrats will improve healthcare
in Ontario by cutting emergency room wait times in
half, addressing family doctor shortages and cap-
ping public CEO salaries to allow us to invest more
money in frontline care. Our plan to forgive the stu-
dent loan debt of new doctors who practice in under-
served communities and fund 50 new family health-
care clinics will help ensure all Ontarians have
access to high-quality healthcare.
Post-secondary education
With the average undergraduate student debt
load in Ontario doubling since the 1990s, the NDP
will take steps to make sure that post-secondary
education is affordable for students. We will tackle
Ontario’s tuition rates, which are currently more than
40% higher than the Canadian average, by freezing
tuition and removing the interest from student loans.
We will also commit to addressing urgent campus
maintenance and facility needs.
We are committed to helping Ontarians make
affordable green choices. We will halt new nuclear
plants and instead focus on conservation, offering
rebates, grants and loans for homeowners and ten-
ants who want to retrofit their homes for energy effi-
ciency. By providing municipalities with 50% of the
operating costs of their transit systems in exchange
for a four year fare freeze and creating an infra-
structure fund for bike lanes, bike storage and bicy-
cle tourism, we will encourage the use of more envi-
ronmentally-friendly modes of transportation. We
will also exceed targets for renewable energy.
The issue no one else is dealing with
The income gap is wider than ever, but the NDP is
the only party with a plan to reduce poverty in
Ontario. McGuinty’s Liberals have reduced basic
social assistance rates, and Hudak’s Conservatives
have no plan for Ontarians living in poverty.
Ontario’s New Democrats will ensure that the bene-
fit clawback for ODSP recipients is reduced and that
social assistance rates keep pace with inflation. We
will raise the minimum wage to $11 an hour and
index it to the cost of living. To ensure secure hous-
ing for more Ontarians, we will implement a new
housing benefit for low-income tenants who pay
unaffordable rents and build more than 50,000 new
affordable housing units over the next 10 years.
Our strong job creation plan, including the previ-
ously mentioned the Job Creation Tax Credit and
our Buy Ontario program, will mean that more tax
dollars are spent in Ontario, creating jobs in our
province. We will stem rising inequality in Ontario by
creating good jobs and providing adequate income
For the amount Ontario’s taxpayers put into the
system, they should receive the highest quality
health care services in the country and sadly, that’s
not the case.
A Tim Hudak government will grow annual health
care funding by $6.1 billion by the end of our first
term. We will introduce changes that will put the
patient at the centre of the healthcare system,
including rigorous patient satisfaction and outcome
measurements, and a wait time guarantee for emer-
gency rooms. We will also invest in 40,000 long term
care beds and we will grow support for home care,
giving seniors choice in health care.
We will end the waste. The Liberal government
wasted a billion dollars on the eHealth scandal and
another $300 million on a regional health care
bureaucracy called the LHINs. These are unelected,
unaccountable, faceless boards that the McGuinty
Liberals hide behind whenever there are emergency
rooms to shut. We will close the LHINs and redirect
the health care dollars to frontline care.
Post- secondary education
Strong universities and colleges, focused on
developing the innovations of tomorrow, are funda-
mental to creating a dynamic economy today.
A Tim Hudak government will create up to 60,000
post-secondary spaces in Ontario. Individual col-
leges and universities will be asked to compete for
these new spaces and find new ways to ensure
access, affordability and excellence. Greater co-
ordination and co-operation between universities
and colleges, such as the number of credit transfer
programs, will amplify these opportunities.
We will raise the threshold of financial support to
make it more accessible for middle-class families to
access OSAP. And, we will end the Liberal foreign
scholarship program that puts foreign students
ahead of Ontario students. We will reinvest those
funds in our students instead.
Ontario families expect our environment to be
safe, clean and sustainable for future generations.
We will guard the quality of the air we breathe and
water we drink. We will complete the closure of coal
powered plants by 2014. This often-promised goal is
behind schedule. A Tim Hudak government will fin-
ish the job Dalton McGuinty couldn’t get done. We
will use the soon-to-be closed coal plants as sites to
provide newer, cleaner energy. We will also protect
all programs that safeguard our water quality.
We will protect our land, lakes and rivers. Ontario
parks are known throughout the word for their beau-
ty and accessibility. We will improve parks for
Ontario families with a new investment of $10 mil-
lion. We will also increase funding to expand land
acquisition for the Bruce Trail and we will protect our
rivers, wildlife and fish populations.
VOTE Thursday, October 6
in the provincial election
1. Where is the ideal restaurant in
London for a first date?
You know what is my favourite place ever? I like Prince Al’s,
it’s so fun. Depending on when you go it can be insanely
busy, but I like their music — they have the most random
music. One minute they’re playing Tracy Chapman, and the
next it’s Coheed and Cambria.
2. If you could switch places with
anyone in the world, who would it
be and why?
Craig Kielburger. He founded Free The Children and does Me
to We, stuff like that. He’s so cool, and he’s not even 30 yet.
He’s been everywhere and built schools and stuff like that.
He spoke at one of our conferences, and you really want to
listen to everything he says.
3. Where is the best place to eat
on campus?
I have this weird addiction to Out Back Shack food, it’s so
good. They have quesadillas, they have these cheese bite
things; I would eat anything they made at the Shack.
4. What’s your most embarrassing
childhood memory?
Oh my gosh, I probably have about 600. It wasn’t that I was
a weird kid, I just didn’t think about things before I did them.
Oh, I peed my pants once at school. My friends locked me
in this wooden box, and I was killing myself laughing. I told
them to let me out and they just laughed more, it was funny
but horrible.
5. If someone forced you to get a
tattoo, what would it be and why?
I don’t know, it depends on where it was. Because if it was
on my leg, no one would ever see it and I wouldn’t care.
Otherwise, I’d probably get headphones. Big, awesome
Emma Newman — FSU VP Entertainment
As a Leo, one of my strongest traits is my
sense of loyalty; believe me, I would do
ANYTHING for the people I love. BUT,
there comes a time in one’s life when your
relationship dynamics with others vastly
As we age, enter long-term romantic part-
nerships and begin to plan out our futures
(careers and otherwise), we want to be sur-
rounded by those who not only have similar
interests, but also SIMILAR VALUES. We
lose patience for the drama-rama b.s. and we
frankly also don’t have time for it (especial-
ly when we start to pump out babies!).
In a nutshell, we want our friends to be
there for us when the going gets tough, but
we also want the assurance in knowing that
if we cannot see or speak to them for a few
months on end, our relationships will NOT
fall apart over trivialities. The key, therefore,
to maintaining mature adult relationships
does not revolve around how much time is
spent together, but it is to let the other person
know how much you truly VALUE the time
you do spend together.
As Aristotle pointed out in his work The
Nichomachean Ethics oh-so-many years
ago, there are three basic friendship forma-
tion patterns and those patterns typically
(though not always) correspond with age
(psychological age, that is):
Friendships based on pleasure: This
type of friendship provides you with enjoy-
able company and/or affection. In elemen-
tary school, for example, two pals may bond
over nothing more than a shared love for a
board game or cartoon, giving them a partner
with whom they can participate in recre-
ational pursuits.
Friendships based on utility: This type
of friendship provides you with access to
something you desire; you may or may not
even like the individual beyond what they
can “get” you. For example, in high school,
friendships are often pretentious (or strate-
gic, depending upon how you look at
things), based on little beyond trying to score
points popularity-wise or using someone for
their partying “ins.”
Friendships based on goodness: This
type of friendship is based upon a deeper
bond in that you desire the person’s compa-
ny because you see good in them, but also
desire good for that individual in a selfless
manner because of a genuine care for them.
Friendships based on goodness are the defi-
nition of TRUE mature adult friendships.
As I’m sure it’s pretty self-evident based
upon the above descriptions, as one’s life sit-
uation evolves, their friend circle(s) typical-
ly follow suit. For instance, if you’re
involved in a romantic relationship, you like-
ly have more “couples friends” than your
single counterparts. Similarly, if you’ve just
embarked on your professional journey,
you’ll start to meet people (with whom you
likely have more in common than your
school buddies) via work, networking par-
ties and travel.
With all of this said, there will unavoid-
ably be some painful friendship dissolutions
given that not everyone grows up at the same
rate … or sometimes at all. I mean, if you’ve
got a spouse, kids, a fancy car and a career,
do you really think you’ll still be hanging
out with one of your high school buddies
who hit his/her peak in their teens and con-
tinues to recall the glory days in drunken
hazes? I’m gonna hazard a guess and say
probably not. It comes down to this: you
simply no longer have the same things (hob-
bies nor values) in common as you’re no
longer leading lives in the same direction.
Let me break it down to you via a personal
Remember that “trainwreck” friend of
mine I was telling you about last week? I felt
it only fair to relay to you the conclusion of
our story. Like any dysfunctional, largely
one-sided relationship, it could only last so
long. The breaking point for me coincided
with the traumatic breakup with my fiancé
(nothing like a double whammy). When she
had heard the news of our split, she rushed to
my aid and attempted to build me back up,
swearing that if she ever came face-to-face
with him again, she’d give him a serious
piece of her mind and a full-on ass kicking.
Despite her apparent disgust with my ex’s
philandering, a month later I discovered
apparently SHE had been “dating” a MAR-
RIED man WHO HAD KIDS and was
worse is that she was perfectly okay with the
fact their dates consisted of going to strip
clubs together!
She claimed he didn’t love his wife but
HAD to stay with her “for the sake of the
kids” (right …). I asked her to think about
his wife sitting at home – how she might feel
if she found out about their affair? I asked
her to picture ME at home being the wife
who was being screwed around on. Did that
make the situation any less kosher for her to
As per my friend’s typical style, it was
excuse upon excuse and allowance upon
allowance. Nothing I had said or done for
her throughout the time we’d known each
other seemed to have made any impact. She
got herself into a mess yet again and some-
how justified it, yet she couldn’t even fath-
om the fact that the HELL she was now
experiencing (i.e.: our final fight) was
be the same old story. I knew she’d once
again spin it for sympathy. If you can believe
it, she actually tried to throw in MY face that
my love for her was supposed to be “uncon-
ditional” and how dare I ruin our friendship
over her personal choices.
As you know, I bailed her out time and
time again, but the difference in this circum-
stance was pretty black and white: how
could I reasonably accept her actions YET
simultaneously reject those of my partner
when they were one in the same? Wouldn’t
that make me the world’s biggest hypocrite
and/or pushover? Wouldn’t that make me a
serious victim of what Festinger coined
“cognitive dissonance”?! Indeed it would.
Indeed I couldn’t. Not to mention as a femi-
nist, I had/have some pretty serious objec-
tions to the concept of a “strip club” being an
appropriate setting for a date … but I
So as it were, with my engagement went
one of my so-called “best” friends. But as I
hope all of you have gathered at this point,
ALL healthy mature adult relationships are
about mutuality first and foremost. I think
it’s safe to say that NEITHER my engage-
ment nor said friendship fit that description.
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In the 1930s and ’40s, Jews were horribly
persecuted. Anti-Semitism of course thrived
in Nazi Germany, but it was also alive, in
(usually) less extreme forms, in the rest of
Europe, in the United States and yes, in
In the aftermath of World War II, much of
the world recognized Jews as an oppressed
people, marginalized, victimized and hound-
ed almost to extinction. And when, through
their own fierce determination, they began to
gather in Palestine and press for recognition
as the legitimate state of Israel, the United
Nations gave it to them. At the same time,
the U.N. also envisioned a Palestinian state.
Perhaps other reasons for the recognition
of Israel determined that outcome.
Historians have pointed out that the U.S.
wanted an ally in the Middle East in order to,
among other things, encircle the post-war
threat of the then-communist Soviet Union.
Nevertheless, widespread sympathy for
Jews no doubt was a key factor. Some have
argued that the moral failure of the West to
honour Jews over the centuries has led not
only to its little-questioned approval of
Israeli statehood, it has also made it impos-
sible for Western countries to seriously chal-
lenge the way Israel has forced non-Israelis
to either accept Israeli political authority or
Twenty centuries ago, a young Jew told
the parable of the Good Samaritan. In the
story, Jesus told of a Samaritan man who
stops to give first aid, and then transporta-
tion and housing, to a Jew who had been
robbed and left to die on a dangerous stretch
of road.
In those days, Jews living in the south of
Israel looked down on their Samaritan
neighbours to the north. They saw
Samaritans as religiously unclean and a
threat to the proper life Jews were to live.
Samaritans were the “other,” outcasts who
did not deserve compassion from well-estab-
lished and respectable Jews of that time.
And yet, in the story, this “good Samaritan”
had compassion on a Jew.
The parable of the Good Samaritan forced
upon many of the Jewish leaders of the day
disturbing questions – questions about their
own righteousness and their inability to see
the Samaritan people as human beings who
could also respond appropriately to God, as
people who could be compassionate, and
who would, in turn, deserve recognition and
compassion from Jews.
In an online CNN post, Carl Medearis
suggests that if Jesus were alive today and
living in Israel, he would not tell the parable
of the Good Samaritan; he would tell the
parable of the Good Palestinian. Thinking
about this, I wonder if he would be crucified
for it. Likely. While countless Jews of Jesus’
time embraced him and began the Christian
movement, some crucified him for telling a
story that questioned their treatment of their
Israel and the parable of
the Good Palestinian
Rose Cora Perry
Changing tides
WATERLOO (CUP) — According to
various experts on the Internet, I’m eight
weeks and craving cherry Jell-O.
Allegedly, by letting you all know this, I
am spreading an important message about
breast cancer. What that message is, I’m not
entirely sure.
At this point, most female Facebook users
have gotten a message from a fellow woman
urging her friends to “keep men guessing”
and to help spread breast cancer awareness
through cutesy games involving status
mash-ups of their birthdays, where they put
their purse and the colour of their bra.
But one cannot spread awareness through
a message that is intentionally cryptic. These
silly games just prove that few people under-
stand what awareness actually means.
Awareness is just as relevant and impor-
tant as fundraising. However, the point of
awareness — real awareness — is not to
simply let the world know that you think
breast cancer or autism is a bad thing.
Let’s face it: anyone with a conscience
thinks that breast cancer, autism, depression,
homophobia and world hunger are bad
things. Affirming that you feel this way via
a Facebook status — yes, even if you make
that message your status for a whole hour —
does not do anything to solve that problem.
If anything, it only appears self-serving and
makes the person posting look painfully
In December of 2010, I was just as
annoyed as the next sensible person at the
number of my friends changing their profile
pictures to images of Pinocchio, Rainbow
Brite and Scooby Doo as part of a “cam-
paign to end child abuse.” It turns out the
original attempt to get users to change their
pictures to those of cartoon characters had
nothing to do with child abuse — the so-
called “campaign” was tacked on later.
When I witnessed people who kidded
themselves into believing that these actions
were helping (including some who thought,
for some reason, that money was being
raised), all I could do was shake my head in
disbelief that grown people could be so eas-
ily swayed by the hive-mind.
True awareness means spreading facts
about the problems and showing people
ways that they can help. Awareness is rele-
vant because it leads to more people taking
an interest in that particular subject. This can
lead to more fundraising campaigns and sup-
port for research.
It means letting people know, for exam-
ple, that one in eight women will develop
breast cancer in their lifetime and that regu-
lar breast examinations are the most effec-
tive way to detect and treat tumours early.
Many of these facts are unpleasant and
will make people uncomfortable. But that is
often the best way to get people to take
action. When someone truly understands
that something like cancer, abuse or poverty
could affect them, then they can become
motivated to help, even if it’s through small
In a month and a half, Movember will
kick off and hundreds of men will sport
moustaches to support research for prostate
cancer. Last year, a very small team of
Laurier students managed to raise close to
$5,000 in support of the cause.
These young men deserve applause for
actually getting out and making an effort to
contribute to something they cared about.
Unfortunately, a large number of males
chose to use the month as an excuse to grow
an ironic mustache free of judgment and
then proceeded to tell others that they were
“doing Movember.” Individuals who do this
only insult those who have actually put in
the time and effort to raise funds and
increase public engagement.
If you are truly interested in helping a
cause but don’t necessarily have the funds to
support it directly, there is still plenty you
can do. You can volunteer with an organiza-
tion that raises money for a cause. You can
attend fundraising events and encourage
your friends to do the same. You can be the
change that you think is necessary.
The goal is to get more people involved in
a cause, not to alienate and annoy people
while you giggle in front of your laptop.
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No matter how minor, being charged with
a criminal offence is one of the worst things
that can happen to you. But if you or anyone
you know is ever charged, here are four
things you should know about the process.
You won’t always be arrested
Police officers don’t have to arrest you
just because they are charging you with a
crime, and quite often they won’t. For minor
offences, an officer may give you an
Appearance Notice – basically a piece of
paper telling you what you are being
charged with and the date and time to appear
at court. Make sure you go to court if an
officer has given you one of these; it is a
criminal offence not to show up and a war-
rant will be issued for your arrest.
Sometimes you will be arrested
For more serious offences, the charging
officer will place you under arrest. The offi-
cer must immediately inform you of what
you are being charged with and read you
your rights, a process similar to the
“Mirandizing” of arrestees in the United
States. The officer will not tell you that you
have the right to remain silent, but you do
have this right, which flows as a conse-
quence of your right to speak to a lawyer.
The officer must ask you if you want to
speak to a lawyer and, if you say yes, must
give you an opportunity to do so as soon as
reasonably possible. Until you’ve spoken to
a lawyer, the officer cannot question you or
try to get you to admit to anything.
One thing cannot be emphasized enough:
if you have been arrested, do not say any-
thing until you have spoken to a lawyer.
Even if you’re completely innocent of the
charge, there is usually nothing you can say
that will convince the police of this. Rather,
anything you say will only be used to help
prosecute the charge against you.
The police don’t always need a warrant
The police don’t always need a warrant to
arrest you. In most cases, they don’t need a
warrant if they catch you in the act of com-
mitting a crime, or if they have reasonable
and probable grounds to believe you’ve
committed a crime. They do need a warrant
to arrest you inside of your own or anyone
else’s home, but there are many exceptions
to this, including if they’ve chased you into
your home while trying to arrest you. You
should always exercise your right to counsel
when asked and have a lawyer determine
whether an arrest was lawful.
You’ll usually be released quickly
After being arrested, you will usually be
held and released, unless you’ve been
charged with a crime carrying a prison term
of five years or more, if the police believe
you pose a public threat or if the police
believe you won’t show up at court. If you
aren’t released, you must be taken in front of
a Justice of the Peace within 24 hours, or the
earliest feasible time if that is not possible.
If you’ve been charged with a serious crime,
the police may photograph and fingerprint
you while you’re being held.
This column provides legal information
only and is produced by the students of
Community Legal Services and Pro Bono
Students Canada (UWO). The information
is accurate as of the date of publication.
Laws change frequently so we caution read-
ers from relying on this information if some
time has passed since publication. If you
need legal advice, please contact a lawyer,
community legal clinic, Justice Net at 1-
866-919-3219 or the Lawyer Referral
Service at 1-900-565-4LRS. You can contact
Community Legal Services to book an
appointment to discuss your legal issue or
mediation services. Please call us at 519-
661-3352 with any inquires or to book an
What to know when
you’re charged with
a crime
Community Legal Services & Pro
Bono Students Canada (UWO)
Knock, knock!
Fanshawe, opportunity is knocking! Have
you found yourself wanting to know more
about your program? Do you find yourself
thinking about how your faculty member got
to where they are? You don’t have to wait
any longer; the Fanshawe Student Union
and the Student Success area are jointly
bringing you an initiative called “Faculty 2
This initiative will provide faculty and
first-year students the opportunity to have a
FREE lunch together on campus during
work hours. The goal is to allow students to
get to know a faculty member a little better
as well as discuss their course material and
the profession they are studying. This pilot
project will run from October 17 to 28, with
sign up dates from October 5 to 14. You can
register by emailing me at fsupres@fan-
shawec.ca, and we will take care of contact-
ing the faculty member once we get your
information. We have 30 spots available this
semester, first-come, first-served.
Some restrictions do apply such as: this
initiative will be targeted to students in the
first year of their program, the FREE lunch
must occur during work hours on campus at
either the Oasis or The Out Back Shack, and
finally, once a faculty member has been
asked once to be a part of this initiative they
will be ineligible to take part again this
Again, this is on a first-come, first-served
basis so don’t be shy – email to take advan-
tage of the best opportunity of your college
For further information please contact me
at fsupres@fanshawec.ca.
Veronica Barahona
Games don’t offer up true awareness of issues
I write about random things a
lot. I write a lot about random
things. There’s a stigma in popular
Canadian music that seems to
insist that our favourite bands and
artists stay here in Canada, a sort
of microclimate of great music that
rarely spills over into other bor-
Unless you’ve been living under
a rock since February, you may
have heard of The Sheepdogs.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s newest
favourite sons, the band have hit a
new magnitude of fame for a
Canadian act — that rare break
into the States.
The Sheepdogs inspired
Canadians all year long to vote for
them in Rolling Stone’s Choose
Your Cover contest, which pitted
them against 15 other bands in a
contest to make the cover of the
magazine. Not only did Rolling
Stone get their first-ever unsigned
act on the cover, but they learned a
thing or two about what happens
when Canadians have the opportu-
nity to get behind their own.
It’s fantastic to see the band get
the recognition it deserves, and
even better to see a Canadian band
get that recognition south of the
border. But in case anyone is pay-
ing attention, I know a couple
other bands that I think listeners all
over the continent will enjoy.
Cobourg’s Gentlemen Husbands
may not have been on Project
Runway, but their style is evident
in their thick rock songs and sharp
blues riffs. Their first EP, Mirror
Doll Business, may only be six
songs in length, but the content of
the record will have it on repeat in
no time.
From the first seconds of
“Family Economics” to the smooth
vocal retreat that closes the title
track, the band blows the door off
of the small-town-band stereotype
and swings for the bleachers. The
only fault on the record is that it’s
over after only 21 minutes, as pow-
erful as those may be.
Yet there’s good news, during
their set at El Mocambo in Toronto
for NXNE, frontman Rick Ballard
announced that they were working
on new material, and the band
debuted a couple of new songs,
including a banger called “I’ve Got
to Trust You” which is sure to be a
big hit once it goes public.
Also sure to be a big hit is
Burlington’s Sandman Viper
Command, who had a big year in
2011 so far with the release of their
7” EP Rough Love back in the
spring. Since then, it seems as
though everywhere this band goes
is the place to be.
Sandman Viper Command has
systematically set up and knocked
each high-profile gig out of the
park; from industry showcases to
rooftop gigs to Edgefest 2011, the
band has made a big and lasting
impression this summer alone.
Their brand of garage rock is
somehow purer than most, and
definitely worth a listen.
And their American break may
come sooner than we think — the
band is performing in New York
City on October 22 in a day party
to help close the CMJ Music
Marathon and Film Festival.
Whether or not that leads to more
of the well–deserved notoriety the
band has remains to be seen, but
the last 12 months has seen the
Sandman Viper Command stock
go up, and they’re equipped as a
band that delivers.
If you’d like to know more
about these artists, you can check
out the usual places — for
Sandman Viper Command, check
them out Twitter @sandmanvc,
Facebook and on their own blog
press.com; and for Gentlemen
Husbands, visit myspace.com/gen-
tlemenhusbands and their Twitter
@gentlemenhusb. As a treat, con-
sider visiting their Radio 3 profiles
as well at radio3.cbc.ca. There is a
surplus of great music between
these bands.
And if you’re interested in the
latest music news, views and
streams, consider following this
column on Twitter
@FSU_Bobbyisms or on Tumblr
at bobbyisms.com, and there’s
always new music being intro-
duced and discussed in the Music
Recommendations thread in our
FSU social network. This week is
going to be a busy one for live
music in London, so be sure to get
out and support your favourite
artists. I’m out of words.
Americans are
catching on
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“Looking back, it was just a
relief,” said Jeremy Hiebert, gui-
tarist for Winnipeg’s Comeback
Kid. Speaking by phone from
Arizona and reflecting on the
release of the band’s most recent
album — Symptoms + Cures — a
year after its release, Hiebert said
that it’s had its chance to sink in, to
see what the songs have become
since the album’s writing sessions
so long ago.
“I think we made a record that
makes sense for where we are, and
where we are with Andrew — he’s
comfortable now, he’s got this
sound that fits the band,” he con-
tinued. “Yeah, you never know
how people are going to take it,
we’ve been extremely fortunate for
all the favourable opinions and
reviews of the record.”
Although their album was
released at the end of last summer,
the band — made up of guitarists
Hiebert and Casey Hjelmberg,
vocalist Andrew Neufeld, bassist
Matt Keil and drummer Kyle
Profeta — has been touring nearly
non-stop, including a gig in
London back in the spring.
Comeback Kid has a rich histo-
ry, including a few lineup changes
like the one that promoted Neufeld
from guitars to vocals in time to
make their 2007 album,
Broadcasting.... With Symptoms +
Cures, Neufeld certainly does
sound more comfortable at the
front of the stage than off to the
All the better to entertain you
with — Comeback Kid are hard-
working by nature. After the cur-
rent tour wraps up after some six
weeks, the band will have been on
the road touring their record con-
tinuously for roughly 15 months.
“We’ve definitely got the wheels
turning, as far as riff ideas, song
ideas and whatnot; to be honest, I
don’t think I’ve ever really
stopped,” Hiebert said, indicating
the band’s focus hasn’t completely
turned to future releases ... yet.
“We never want to make the
same record twice; we’re well
aware of our parameters as a band,
but we like to be as creative as we
can within them,” Hiebert contin-
ued. “Andrew and I do most of the
writing, then we’ll get together in
my basement with Kyle and grind
it all out. Everything just comes
out song by song, we just hope it
doesn’t clash, that it all makes
sense and gels on a record.”
Considering the significant
decline of hardcore in the
Canadian mainstream, with acts
breaking up or undergoing a major
sonic shift, it’s good to see a band
that still operates like a well–oiled
machine. According to Hiebert, the
band isn’t looking to change the
formula, they merely want to con-
tinue to challenge each other as
“A band like us, we’ve seen bet-
ter days and we’ve seen worse
days. I think if you want to have
some kind of longevity, you just
have to push that to the back of
your mind,” he explained.
Currently on tour with
Underoath, The Chariot and This
Is Hell, Comeback Kid will be in
town performing at the London
Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave. on
October 7. Tickets are $23 in
advance and the doors will open at
6:30 p.m. for the show.
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Top of the pop
Pop will rule at the London
Music Hall on October 8 as
Canadian acts Neverest and Alyssa
Reid bring their co–headlining tour
into town, an early stop on a
sojourn across the country.
Neverest first caught the ear of
producer Mike Kiofos in 2007, and
he quickly convinced them to shed
the heavy rock sound they had set
out to create. Over the years, their
songwriting craft was honed, and
once they finalized their band’s
lineup in 2010, they produced their
debut EP modelled to highlight
their runaway debut single, “About
The band have charted a few big
singles so far, gaining an impres-
sive following thanks to the talents
and considerable music training of
each member involved and the
guidance of their management
team of former pop stars. Neverest
has continued to work on their live
show by way of supporting slots on
national tours with Stereos and the
Alyssa Reid came by her success
differently — a real 21st-century
star, she gained notoriety by finish-
ing as a finalist on YTV’s The Next
Star and caught the attention of
record labels by way of reworking
a Justin Bieber song and perform-
ing it on YouTube.
Reid worked with a veritable
who’s–who of Canadian pop pro-
ducers, honing her self-written
songs into a full-length album
called The Game, released in June.
Her lead single “Alone Again,”
released last November, has earned
her a lot of attention and was the
most often played song by a
Canadian artist in the country. It’s
reached the top of charts at
Billboard, MuchMusic and more,
and afforded the 18 year old the
opportunity to live out her dreams
on stage.
The tour began on October 1 in
Brantford and will continue
through the beginning of
November after travelling west to
B.C. and back. The tour features a
lot of dates in Ontario, should you
be inspired to experience it more
than once.
Neverest and Alyssa Reid will
be performing at the London
Music Hall, 185 Queens Ave. on
October 8. Tickets are $20 in
advance and are on sale online at
For more information on
Neverest or Alyssa Reid, visit
them online at neverestmusic.com
and alyssareid.com. For informa-
tion on the show in London, visit
the Facebook event page at
INTERROBANG There are two great reasons why
you should consider spending the
night of October 7 at Call The
Office with Hollerado, Wildlife
and The Pack A.D.
One, Hollerado is currently tour-
ing the country on their revolution-
ary Meet the Mayor tour. Story has
it that the boys in the band were
sitting around a few weeks ago
contemplating their disapproval of
Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto,
and got to thinking that there had
to be cool mayors out there some-
And two, Wildlife is karmically
due for a great show after an injury
kept them from performing in
London in July with Young The
Unfortunately, the band was
sidelined as frontman Dean
Povinsky suffered a torn Achilles
tendon in Toronto, and the rest of
the band — Derek Bosomworth,
Dwayne Christie, Tim Daugulis
and Graham Plant — showed their
support and gave Povinsky time to
Now the band is out on tour
across Canada once again and
excited to play in a lot of places
they haven’t had that chance to
“We’d never played any shows
with them, but they’ve been awe-
some,” said Povinsky, indicating
the bands only first met at the start
of the tour. “I think it’s a pretty
good match, in terms of their live
show and energy. We try to be
interesting, and they’ve got the
same thing going on. It’s a good
Wildlife is unquestionably able
to maintain interest; while the band
will be known primarily for their
spirited alternative rock music and
their unforgettable passion, con-
cert-goers may also be struck by
the strength of their stage visage —
every member of the band dresses
in all black with a blue armband on
one arm.
“It’s just the unification of an
idea; the band is thematically cohe-
sive, especially when we’re on
stage,” explained Povinsky. “It’s
ritualistic, kind of militaristic;
before we play we get suited up,
hang out, stretch and chat, it’s like
we’re all the same person. It’s not
symbolic to us in and of itself, but
it’s symbolic because we’re trying
to make that our symbol.”
Injuries aside, both bands have
had an adventurous summer full of
music festivals and high-profile
performances, and both are capti-
vating to watch while performing.
Save the date, this is going to be a
concert experience not to miss.
Both Hollerado and Wildlife
will be in town with their friends
The Pack A.D. performing at Call
The Office, 216 York St. on
October 7. Advance tickets are $10
and are available until Tuesday
October 6, visit tinyurl.com/wh-
london for details.
For more information on
Hollerado and their Meet the
Mayor tour, visit their website at
m or follow them on Twitter
@hollerado. For more on Wildlife,
visit their tour blog at
wildlifeband.tumblr.com or
Twitter @wildlifeband.
Wild night at Call The Office
Wildlife will be at Call The Office on October 7.
If you sit at any of the bus stops
in front of Fanshawe, you’ll notice a
lot going on around you. Here are a
few of the most noticeable things
that happen regularly, and what
Fanshawe students like you think
about it!
The first thing that happens as
soon as the bus can be seen on the
horizon is the split-second forma-
tion of a student mob. A hundred
students rushing, pushing and beg-
ging with the universe to be the first
in line to get a seat for the some-
times – depending on the destina-
tion – hour-long bus ride. The next
thing you might notice is how
they’re rewarded for their efforts.
All of them crushed into a space
meant to seat only half of them,
most of them standing toe to toe
with three other people for the
remainder of their journey home.
The most concerning ‘bus stop
event’ is when a crowd of students
is left behind to wait another half
hour for the next bus because the
one that just left was literally over-
flowing with bodies. I don’t know
about you, but it sure seems like
taking the bus should be a little bit
less stressful than this! Now that
I’ve made my point, let’s see what
you have to say.
In a survey of 175 Fanshawe stu-
dents, here’s what I found:
51 per cent of students rely sole-
ly on public transit to get around.
27 per cent only use the bus to get
to and from school.
Six per cent take the bus four to
six times a week.
16 per cent take the bus once a
week or less.
I also asked how easy it is to find
a seat on the bus:
34 per cent said it’s easy to get a
seat most of the time.
42 per cent said they can usually
find a seat every few bus rides.
24 per cent said they almost
never manage to snag a seat.
I then asked how often people
were left behind to wait for the next
63 per cent of students have
never been left behind. Good for
28 per cent said they’re rarely left
behind, but it happens.
Nine per cent have it happen to
them on a regular basis.
For my final question, I asked
students how they felt about the
public transit in London:
36 per cent have never had an
issue with how the buses are run,
48 per cent think taking the bus
can be inconvenient, but they can
live with it.
16 per cent don’t think taking the
bus is worth it unless something
There you have it, almost half of
the students say taking the bus is
just another reality. It may not be
fun, but it sure beats wearing down
your shoes on the pavement.
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School is hard. Between class,
homework, exams, essays, waiting
in line at the bookstore, waiting in
line at the registrar’s office, wait-
ing in line in the hallway, waiting
in line for the bus and so on, there
isn’t much time for other things.
Even basic things. Like sleeping.
Or perhaps maintaining a social
life. Perhaps a rather active social
life (yes, I might very well be talk-
ing about you).
School is also expensive. Way
too expensive. Money tends to be
at the back of our minds, however,
during much of the school year. At
least it is for me. Yeah, we notice
the massive textbook bill at the
bookstore, expensive lunches on
campus, that sort of stuff. But it is
so easy to lose track of how quick-
ly our cash is vanishing. Personal
finance might be the last thing on a
student’s mind (unless, well,
you’re a student of personal
finance, like me).
The problem is, budgeting is
important. Really important. Like,
“if you don’t do it, you could go
broke without realizing it” kind of
important. Because if you’re a stu-
dent who isn’t working, you’re on
a fixed income and there’s only so
much money to last until the end of
the year. If you’re working part-
time, you’re still bringing in only a
small amount to cover your
expenses. If you’re working full-
time while in school full-time,
well, I guess you’re a better stu-
dent than I because I have no idea
how you’re finding the time for
that. If you’re able to go to class
full-time and work full-time and be
successful at both, maybe you
should be the one writing a person-
al finance column and not me.
The lucky thing about budgeting
is that it’s easy once you under-
stand it. A budget is simply a fore-
cast of money coming in and
money going out over a period of
time. It lets you figure out how
much you’re spending. If you
don’t have enough money, then
you have to adjust your budget to
spend less on certain items in order
to have enough to cover every-
thing. So easy.
Easy on paper, anyway. Sticking
to it is the tough part. That’s where
most epic failures of budgeting
occur (in my case, at least).
Sticking with your budget takes
self-discipline. Fortunately, I
recently stumbled across a site
called Mint.com. Mint.com states
that it “brings all your financial
accounts together online or on your
mobile device, automatically cate-
gorizes your transactions, lets you
set budgets and helps you achieve
your savings goals.” You can’t
make transactions or pay bills on
Mint.com, but you can track your
spending and make a budget. It’s
also free. It does about 90 per cent
of the budgeting work for you. The
only thing it doesn’t automate is
the self-discipline needed to stick
with the budget. It would also be
pretty slick if it did that, because if
my self-discipline were automated,
I’d be a much better person in so
many ways. Unfortunately, the dis-
cipline stuff you have to do on
your own, but Mint.com helps with
the budgeting stuff, and I suggest
you peruse it next time you’re
waiting in line.
Jeremy Wall is studying
Professional Financial Services at
Fanshawe College. He holds an
Honour’s Bachelor of Arts from the
University of Western Ontario.
Fanshawe Student Union clubs showcased what they had to offer in F-
building during Club Day on September.
London Transit:
A convenience or burden
to Fanshawe students?
Budgeting for the school year
Thanksgiving marks the begin-
ning of food season: all that winter
eating – not to mention holidays
that place a lot of importance on
food, like Christmas, Hanukkah
and Kwanzaa – means that many
of us are going to gain some
weight over the next few months.
When all those beloved foods
appear on plates across the world
during this season, it can be tough
to make smart food choices. But
you don’t have to limit your every
food choice in order to stay
healthy; make smarter eating deci-
sions to enjoy this delicious time of
year without stuffing yourself
fuller than the turkey.
“One of the biggest things that I
talk to people about is remember-
ing there’s often more food expo-
sure and fewer opportunities to be
active over the (autumn and winter
seasons),” said Noelle Martin, a
registered dietitian who works in
London. “Remember ... you will
eat again.”
Martin encouraged people to
think about their absolute favourite
foods and to make each bite count.
“Truly be in the moment and enjoy
them.” Using the example of short-
bread cookies, Martin illustrated a
scenario of a person eating three
shortbreads before realizing he
hadn’t actually tasted one. Then he
needed to eat a fourth cookie to
actually enjoy it. “Savour each bite
of those decadent things. Not to
say you can’t have (them), but to
say, ‘I’m going to have a bite,
rather than a large amount.’”
Beyond tasting and enjoying
each bite, the order in which you
eat your meal can matter a lot.
“Vegetables or salad is often the
last thing we put on our plate,”
Martin said. She encouraged peo-
ple to put these items on their
plates first, as a visual cue that veg-
gies are the most important thing to
eat and should take up the most
space. “People can make sure
they’re getting their vegetables and
protein (first), then there’s limited
room left for starch. It’s a way of
monitoring their portions.”
Even for vegetable dishes,
Martin cautioned that moderation
is still key. “I think one of the traps
people can fall into is as soon as
food is healthy, they think it’s free
game to eat as much as they want.”
“Certainly, vegetables should be
seen as ‘free,’ but even healthy
foods, like chicken dishes or sweet
potatoes or fruit muffins – whatev-
er it may be – even if it’s healthy,
we still want to remember portion
size still matters,” she said. “There
are tendons around our stomach
that, when they get stretched, they
want to stretch again and again and
Timing is also an easy way to
ensure you don’t stuff yourself
silly. “Take a break between a
main course and a dessert option
… taking some time away and
going for a walk as a family or
playing a game and then coming
back to the dessert,” Martin sug-
gested. “People will have the
opportunity to realize how satisfied
they really are. If you eat dessert
right away, your body is still
digesting and your mind may not
even know yet how satisfied your
body is.”
Martin said there are a few
healthier options to consider when
preparing your perfect
Thanksgiving dinner:
Meat dish:
“White turkey or a lean ham are
going to be your healthiest
(options),” explained Martin,
adding that goose and duck are less
healthy protein choices due to their
fat content.
“If you’re making your own
stuffing, try to use whole-grain
bread – a pumpernickel and a
wholegrain, seedy bread. (Try)
putting some nice chopped vegeta-
bles in there – not just the onions,
but maybe some celery, peppers
and spices. You can toss it in olive
oil instead of butter to give it that
little bit of moisture.”
“Take the (drippings) that you’re
going to be using and put some ice
cubes into it and put it in the fridge
for a few minutes. The fat will rise
to the top, and you can just scrape
it off … Put a little cornstarch in a
small bowl and a little water to
make a paste. Put some heat under
the juice and put the paste in. As
the heat is exposed to the corn-
starch – it won’t happen instantly,
give it a few minutes – it does get
thick, and it looks like it’s creamy
She also said that instead of
using the drippings, cooks could
use some low-fat, low-sodium con-
densed mushroom soup and add
some water for creamy gravy.
Mashed Potatoes:
Martin suggested switching up
traditional white mashed potatoes
with something a bit sweeter.
“Sweet potatoes are a much better
for us; (they contain) higher levels
of vitamins, antioxidants, fibre –
lots of really great benefits. It’s
still starch ... but certainly it’s bet-
ter for you.”
“Make a crisp instead of a pie.
Then you can have your oats and
whole wheat flour.” She suggested
using Becel Buttery Taste mar-
garine, which uses non-hydro-
genated margarine, and buttermilk
powder to create a buttery flavour
that doesn’t pack the fat like real
She also recommended poached
apples or pears: “Sprinkle a little
bit of cinnamon and a little bit of
brown sugar on top, slice them and
put them in the oven … Serve them
with a little bit of vanilla frozen
yogurt or plain yogurt – it’s deli-
Satisfied, not stuffed
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An açaí a day keeps the doctor
away! If you subscribe to the cur-
rent trend developing in North
America since about 2005, you
may believe this to be the case.
Ever since the term “superfruit”
was coined, an increasing number
of exotic and often difficult to pro-
nounce fruits have been popping
up as ingredients in everything
from granola bars to your favourite
grocery store brand of fat-free
But is there a link between long
life and vitality and these foreign
fruits, or are their supposed bene-
fits false? According to the major-
ity of real scientific evidence, what
makes most of these fruits so
“super” is their amazing marketing
potential. Yes, unfortunately your
açaí, goji, lychee and pomegranate
smoothie won’t be providing your
body with any of the magical nutri-
ents that popular advertisers would
have you believe. To be sure, they
do contain some of the positive
antioxidants and vitamins that your
body needs to be healthy, but no
more than your run-of-the-mill
apples and oranges.
In fact, apples, oranges, straw-
berries, tomatoes, blackberries,
blueberries, raspberries and grapes
(in other words, the fruits most
North Americans have been con-
suming since childhood) all
achieve many of the same criteria
as the so-called superfruits. The
only difference is that they lack the
novelty and perceived rarity to be
successfully marketed as super-
fruits. It turns out that, once again,
what the general public perceives
to be true is far more important
than the actual truth. Thanks to
clever campaign slogans for the
fruits calling them “the future of
health” and “superheroes of func-
tionality,” most people have will-
ingly accepted the notion that the
more unusual-sounding the name,
the more healthy the fruit.
Indeed, according to Jeffrey
Blumberg, Director of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture’s
Antioxidants Research Laboratory
at Tufts University in Boston,
“There’s no evidence that one type
of fruit is better for you than any
other variety. They’re all good.”
The idea that certain fruits are
“wearing capes” while others are
not is preposterous to many nutri-
tionists, who know that the much-
touted antioxidants in superfruits
can better be found by eating a
healthy variety of fruits, vegetables
and whole grains, rather than
obsessing over the latest trend in
The fact of the matter is, all the
research going into these “super-
fruits” has not been going on long
enough to give any reliable or con-
clusive evidence to support their
consumption over other more com-
mon fruits. The studies tend to be
small, short-term and lacking in
adequate control groups, not to
mention that the studies are usual-
ly funded by the very industries
who stand to gain from their posi-
tive results.
If this sounds fishy to you too,
your best bet is to stick with eating
the same assortment of fresh fruits
you have always enjoyed. Not only
are they probably cheaper, they’ll
save you from experiencing the
embarrassment of mispronouncing
“açaí” for the tenth time.
(For the record, it’s “ah-sigh-
Superfruit or
super scam?
Nutrition Ambition
Emily Nixon
Your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce may not be “super,” but it sure is
Noelle’s Pumpkin Pudding
“This recipe is a great replace-
ment for your traditional pumpkin
pie!” said Martin. “Not only will
you eliminate the trans fat of the
pastry, but you will add the nutri-
tion of soluble fibre from oat bran.
Pumpkin is a great source of
antioxidants, and egg whites are a
great source of protein. If you
have leftover pudding, enjoy it
guilt-free as a healthy snack!”
Makes ten ½ cup servings
1 large can E.D. Smith Pure
Pumpkin (NOT the pie filling)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tbsp cinnamon (depending
on your taste preference)
1/3 cup NatureEgg egg whites
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tsp vanilla
1) Combine canned pumpkin
with other ingredients.
2) Spray an oven–proof
pan/dish with Mizola or Pam to
prevent sticking and pour mixture
into the pan.
3) Bake uncovered at 350° for
45 to 50 minutes, or until mixture
is warmed through and sides are
Serving suggestions:
1. Dessert: Serve warm with
Dream Whip, Nutriwhip, Cool
Whip or frozen yogurt.
2. Dessert: Serve as part of a
parfait: layer pudding (warm or
cold), crumbled graham crackers
and Dream Whip in a glass serv-
ing dish. Top with E.D. Smith no
sugar added caramel drizzle or no
sugar added maple syrup.
3. Breakfast or a snack: Top
with vanilla yogurt and All Bran
buds with psyllium or Kashi Go
Lean Crunch.
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A well-written resume and cover
letter are often critical to a candi-
date’s success in today’s employ-
ment market. To ensure that the
advice given to students and grad-
uates is as current as possible, a
resume and cover letter question-
naire was sent in July 2011 to
approximately 300 employers.
Employers were asked to respond
to a variety of questions geared
specifically to the content of
resumes and covering letters.
Responses were received from 95
employers and they represent a
broad range of business and indus-
try. Responses and comments are
as follows:
Should resumes be two pages
in length?
Eighty per cent of employers
said they prefer a two-page
resume. Many employers com-
mented that any longer than two
pages and your resume may not be
read. For each job you apply to,
make sure you tailor your resume
to that job by including your rele-
vant education, skills and work
Should resumes follow a
chronological format?
Ninety-eight per cent said they
prefer a reverse chronological for-
mat. List your most recent educa-
tion and experience first, as the
most recent information tends to
be the most relevant and it also
makes your resume easier to fol-
low. Be sure to include the specif-
ic time frame for each experience;
don’t just list “2010 to 2011,”
include the months (for example
“May 2010 to June 2011”).
Should resumes include career
Eighty per cent of the respon-
dents indicated a preference for
career objectives in some manner.
Often the career objective is the
first thing an employer reads, so
make sure it relates to the position
you have applied to. State what
skills you bring to the job and what
you can do for the employer, not
just what you want in a position
with them.
Should skills be included in
the resume?
Ninety-four per cent of employ-
ers responded in favour of candi-
dates identifying skills on their
resume. Many stressed the impor-
tance of listing skills that are
known to be a requirement for the
position being applied to. List spe-
cific examples of where and how
you acquired your skills.
Remember that transferable skills
are often subjective, so back them
up in terms of work, school or vol-
unteer experience. Include a
Summary or Highlights section on
the top of your resume to provide
the reader with a snapshot of your
related skills, education and
achievements. For each position
you apply to, make sure you
review your skills list and refine it
to match the requirements for each
Should resumes include inter-
ests, extracurricular activities or
community involvement?
Seventy-seven per cent respond-
ed in favour of including interests
and activities, with many com-
ments indicating the need to be
brief. This section often provides
information not apparent from
your work history and amplifies
character traits such as initiative,
team and leadership skills and may
demonstrate to an employer how
committed you are to achieving
goals. Volunteer positions and
career-related interests or activities
seem to be of most interest to
Should resumes include refer-
Sixty per cent of employers
advised NOT to include references
when applying for a job. Fewer
and fewer employers are checking
references prior to an interview.
Generally, references are pursued
only if a candidate shows promise
during the interview and if the
employer is considering an offer of
employment. As a courtesy to the
employer, simply state,
“References are available upon
If you are invited to an inter-
view, you are expected to provide
complete reference information
(names, company information and
current phone numbers). Make
sure to advise your references that
they will be contacted. Work- or
school-related references are pre-
ferred, so reconsider listing your
next-door neighbor or other per-
sonal references.
General comments on
Quite clearly the message from
employers is that they expect job
seekers to itemize their relevant
skills and abilities and to target
their resumes specifically for each
job applied to. Many employers
emphasized that candidates need to
pay attention to detail, as too many
resumes are received with
spelling/grammatical errors or
incorrect information on them.
Remember, your resume should be
neat, clear, concise and easy to
read in 30 seconds. Proofread care-
fully: your resume and cover letter
are examples of your written com-
munication skills.
Cover Letters
Is a cover letter important in
the application process?
Seventy-seven per cent of
employers responded in favour of
candidates including a cover letter.
This is an opportunity to provide
additional information on why you
are right for the position and how
your experience and education
relates to the job you are seeking.
General comments on the
cover letter:
Cover letters should be one page
in length and clearly identify what
position you are seeking.
Employers are looking for candi-
dates who give a little extra effort,
so personally address your cover
letter and explain how your skills
and experience meet the require-
ments of the position. A good
cover letter should demonstrate
your professionalism and provide
insight into your language and
writing skills. Employers also look
for correct spelling and grammar,
so pay attention to detail and
proofread it carefully. And remem-
ber: one typo is one too many.
Susan Coyne
Career Services
Fanshawe Career Services
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When I hear someone mention
London, I think of two things:
crazy weather and bars. Whether
it’s Jacks, The Frog, Jim Bob’s or
Cowboys, there are two things us
ladies think of before leaving the
house in the cold weather: what
will keep us warm and dry, and
what will keep us hot.
However, this article seems a bit
early considering it’s only
October, right? Wrong! Fall is here
and everyone knows that means
that this is the January of the fash-
ion calendar. Fall is the biggest
season for fashion. We love the
jackets, coats and blazers; khakis,
leathers, and velvets; sequins,
snakeskin, and satins. We love fall!
But what we don’t always like is
the mucky weather, the rain and
the leaves, the sidewalk salt and
the sand.
We need to learn how to shop
appropriately for fall, while being
able to utilize these pieces for win-
Combat is back: TEN-HUT!
Military-influenced boots are back
and I personally could not be more
pleased. Whether they’re a couple
inches above the ankle or an inch
from the knee, combat is hot.
Pairing these types of boots with
jeans or prairie-style dresses is cute
and fashionable. Rocker/military
boots never really leave, the influ-
ence is just minimized every once
in a while.
What I suggest is investing in
some seriously nice leather combat
boots. Zippers, studs, lace-ups or
straps and belt buckles, combat can
be done so many ways. Don’t shy
away from wearing your boots like
Lara Croft, with tight pants, a tank
top and cropped jacket, (all black,
of course); or like Betsey Johnson,
with a frilly purple dress with hot
pink eyelets. Be confident and
make a statement.
Knee-high is hot: Teacher or
dominatrix – it’s all sexy as long as
it hits your knee. Leather knee-
high boots are alluring, they
scream powerful, in control and
fierce! Knee-high socks scream
just about the same thing. Knee-
high anything is hotter than bare
legs because it allows you to imag-
ine what legs look like when the
material isn’t there. It is a visual
If you pick an appropriate
colour, these socks could slim your
legs. Blacks, navies or dark purples
are great for complimenting all
skin tones and lengthening your
legs. Socks or leather, to-the-knee
is sexy, so give it a shot. I guaran-
tee it’ll grow on you.
Oxfords never left: Once you
leave school, you never look back
– some people don’t like thinking
about their academic institutions.
If you don’t want to think back
about school, that’s fine, but at
least delight in the great trend that
is known as Oxfords. You can pair
these shoes with anything, and you
can get them as flats or as high
heels. The one thing I do recom-
mend when it comes to these shoes
is to take is easy on the stiletto;
find a shoe with a chunkier heel.
Chunky heels are not only popular
for fall/winter but they are also
very practical for dealing with the
weather – they allow for more sta-
bility and won’t hurt as much.
Low is in: The last footwear
trend that you may want to look
into is lower heels. High heels are
ho-yes, but lower heels are in and
practical. They allow you to be
able to walk without doing the
awkward lean forward. Girls who
can’t walk in heels realistically
shouldn’t wear them right? Wrong!
You can wear them, you just need
to wear a lower heel – something
that’ll prevent you from looking
like you don’t know how to walk.
Instead of a three-, four- or five-
inch heel, consider finding a shoe
that is around two and a half inch-
es tall instead. You may even want
to consider finding a shoe with a
platform, which allows you to fake
your heel height.
People always used to say “pain
is beauty,” and sure, maybe some-
times they’re right, but for the
most part they are wrong. Think of
adjusting trends to suit your needs;
don’t shy away, just alter them.
Hot and high
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One of the most overlooked
components of putting on makeup
for the complexion is highlighting
and contouring. Most people avoid
doing this for two main reasons:
they think it takes too long and
they are intimidated or afraid of it.
However, when done properly,
you can completely transform the
appearance and shape of your face,
whether it be to thin it out or for
dramatic effect. You can achieve
these looks by using something as
simple as bronzer, or by using
highlighting and contouring sets
that are offered by various cosmet-
ic brands.
Lise Watier offers the best tool
for contouring and perfecting the
skin’s complexion. Portfolio is a
wheel consisting of five concealers
that can be used for various high-
lighting, contouring and skin-per-
fecting techniques. The skin-per-
fecting concealers are green, yel-
low beige and ivory. Green is used
for counteracting redness (blem-
ishes, rosacea, eczema, etc.), yel-
low beige is used to hide blue
veins and the ivory is used as a
universal corrector (under the eye,
blemishes, etc). The last two
colours, brown and lilac, are used
for highlighting and contouring.
To contour your face, you need to
take a concealer brush and apply a
small amount of the brown to the
hollows of the cheeks (starting
from about where the ear is and
going down diagonally towards
the lips). This helps to create that
“puckered” look. Then taking the
same brush, apply the brown down
the sides of the nose and along the
jaw line. This helps thin out the
face (blend downward). You can
also apply some of the brown right
underneath the lips to make them
appear more voluminous.
To highlight, take a clean con-
cealer brush and apply the lilac up
the bridge of your nose, onto your
forehead. Take the same colour
and apply it to your brow and
cheekbone, as well your Cupid’s
bow (right above the lip). These
are all the spots where you want
the light to hit so your best features
are accentuated.
There are a few things to keep in
mind when highlighting and con-
touring: if you apply the conceal-
ers underneath your foundation,
you will achieve a more subtle
look compared to applying it
above your foundation, which will
give you a much more pronounced
complexion. The key to doing this
is to make sure you blend! If you
do not blend the concealers with
your foundation, it will look like
you have random colours and lines
on your face.
If you are still feeling uneasy
about contouring your face,
Smashbox offers a powder contour
and highlighting set that outlines
exactly what to do (white powder
where the lilac colours would go
and a dark powder where the
brown concealer would go). This
set even includes a contour brush
and a bronzer to add a glow to your
Be daring this weekend and try
adding some depth to your com-
plexion. Play around with the Lise
Watier Portfolio, because we all
know that practice really does
make perfect. You can make some
drastic changes to the structure of
your face without using needles
and cosmetic surgery, just a few
coloured concealers.
This is a simple diagram to show where the brown and lilac concealers
from the Lise Watier Portfolio go.
Boot height makes a difference, which is definitely something to consider before buying.
The art of contouring
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Sometimes it’s hard to separate
an actor from their on-screen char-
acters. This can be especially true
for TV actors, who can spend 10-
plus years filming season after sea-
son and are easily more identifi-
able as ‘so-and so from that show’
instead of their true identity.
Tabloid magazines and online
gossip sites have given us a small
glimpse into actors’ personal lives,
but my preferred method of sizing
up celebrities outside of their char-
acters is what they wear on their
days off. Awards shows are my
weakness for checking out celebri-
ty personal style (albeit it’s cer-
tainly their stylist’s style more than
theirs in most cases). When the
Emmys aired on September 18, I
got my fix of award show style.
After seeing lots of glitz and tits on
the red carpet, I admittedly judged
and compiled a list personal
5. Jayma Mays managed to look
adorable while still maintaining a
(small) level of sophistication.
Though she bordered on resem-
bling a cupcake, Mays looked
sweet enough to eat in a frothy
beaded Zuhair Murad gown from
his 2011 collection. The beaded
sleeves and bodice gleamed just
the right amount and paired per-
fectly with a thin satin sash that
separated the tiered tulle skirt. Hot
pink lipstick added an element of
modernity, but it was ultimately
her seemingly relaxed disposition
that made it work.
4. Although this choice is defi-
nitely a biased one as I absolutely
adore Sofia Vergara, there is sim-
ply no denying the actress looked
sensational in a coral Vera Wang
number. The gown showed off the
actress’s stunning and famously
sexy figure with a crepe chiffon
one shoulder accent, body-hugging
silhouette and finished with a tum-
ble of tulle and more crepe chiffon
in a lovely mermaid style bottom,
complemented with dazzling, intri-
cately shaped shoulder dusting dia-
mond and emerald earrings by
Lorraine Schwartz. The only thing
that outshined the jewels was her
gorgeous smile.
3. As a rather safe player in the
fashion game, I gravitate towards
interesting silhouettes and acces-
sories rather than colour. This may
be why I enjoyed Evan Rachel
Woods’ choice so much, as her
dramatic yet simple Elie Saab
gown was striking enough without
any extras. The black boatneck cap
sleeve stunner shimmered with
embellishments that were also
done in black for a subtle sparkle
effect, while the slim cut and slight
train made this gown bang-on.
2. Emily Blunt always gets it
right on the red carpet, and this
year’s Emmys were no exception.
Sexy yet understated, Blunt shone
in a midnight blue Elie Saab gown.
The sheerness of the dress was
embellished with tufts of tulle and
crystals at the waist. The elegance
was balanced with a deeply cut
neckline, but the sexiness of the
exposure was balanced by covered
shoulders thanks to the wider
straps. Absolute perfection.
1. This was the most controver-
sial pick for many fashion bloggers
and judgers alike: making number
1 on both best- and worst-dressed
lists, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emilio
Pucci number was either loved or
loathed. As much as I am a safe
player myself, I love a risk taker on
the red carpet, and I especially love
when it’s as flattering as it is fash-
ionable. The sheer, midriff-baring
flapper-esque gown was beaded
with a gorgeous pattern that
included decorative and floral
designs, while the trims were lined
with delicate tulle. Paltrow makes
it no secret she works hard to look
that good, and if the Emmys were
anything to go by, she is definitely
a woman of her word.
Lights, camera, action!
Gwyneth Paltrow turned heads at the Emmy Awards.
For many of us, Thanksgiving is
a time when we can reflect on the
things we are thankful for in our
lives. I personally like to think of it
as the holiday when we can forget
about our waistlines and eat as
much turkey, ham, stuffing,
mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie
as our hearts desire.
If you’re a college or university
student, Thanksgiving isn’t just
about being grateful or eating food,
it can be about breaking someone’s
heart. For those of you who don’t
know what the ‘Turkey Dump’ is,
it’s when first-year students come
home from college or university
and break up with their high school
girlfriend or boyfriend over the
Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It
sounds horrible, I know! You look
forward to seeing your significant
other for a few days after a difficult
time apart, and when you finally
see them they break up with you,
around the holiday no less.
So why do so many college stu-
dents choose to take part in the
Turkey Dump?
It’s plain and simple: people
move away and they grow apart.
That’s what college years are
about, trying to find yourself and
things that you enjoy, so it’s only
natural that some high school rela-
tionships end. For many students,
this is their first opportunity to go
home since they left for school, so
they want to take advantage of it
because who knows when they will
be home again. At least they want
to break up with someone face to
face instead of sending them a text
or a BBM – no one wants to be
dumped over the phone.
College is also full of new
opportunities and people, and most
students want to take advantage of
that. They don’t want to be that
person who stays in their dorm
every night on the phone while
everyone else on their floor is in
the next room partying. I hate to
say it, but it’s the time in your life
when you should be selfish and do
what you want to do. You don’t
want to wake up one day and regret
not making out with that cute guy
you met in first year because you
had a boyfriend, only to find out he
now plays for the NHL.
There is also the obstacle of
long-distance relationships that can
be too stressful for someone to han-
dle, especially when they are at
school. It’s hard not seeing each
other all the time and, like I’ve said
before, if you don’t have trust in
your relationship, it will never
work. Why prolong the inevitable
and waste some of your best years
trying to prove yourself to some-
So, how to get over a Turkey
Dump? Every person is different,
but here are a few things that you
could do.
First, it’s Thanksgiving, so don’t
let all that good food go to waste,
and if you want to reach for that
second piece of pumpkin pie or
even the whole thing, do it! Trust
me, we have all been there at least
once in our lives.
Distractions are nice, like going
to the gym or hanging out with
some friends. I would suggest stay-
ing away from alcohol because that
could lead you to do something stu-
pid, like call your ex or text them
and wake up in the morning and
realize what you have done. Being
mortified isn’t going to help the sit-
Even if you find distractions,
make sure you make time to grieve.
So curl up on the couch with some
Ben and Jerry’s and watch some
sad romantic movies. Then I sug-
gest you put down the spoon and
go out and start living, because you
are too young to dwell on a break-
No one wants to be Turkey
Dumped, but for those of you who
happen to be a victim, just know
you are not alone this
Thanksgiving season, as college
and university students everywhere
will be crushing boys’ and girls’
heart this holiday. At least after the
Turkey Dump there will be more
single people for you, because
sometimes nothing gets you over
the last one like the next one.
Love, Lust & Lies
Patricia Cifani
Turkey Dump is lurking
Thanksgiving is the time of year
for the Turkey Dump, when college
kids go home and break-up with
their high school sweethearts.
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with Jay Leno
Starting in 2015, women in Saudi
Arabia will be allowed to run for
office. Of course, if you’re caught
voting for them, you’ll get stoned to
death, but it’s progress.
A new study found that people
who are depressed have a greater
risk of stroke. Well that should cheer
them up.
The International Labor
Organization says the global econo-
my is facing a major jobs shortfall.
Don’t blame us, we’ve been sending
you our jobs for the last 20 years.
Herman Cain won the Republican
straw poll in Florida. Cain has had
more wins in Florida this
year than the Miami
with Conan O’Brien
The viewership of “Glee” is way
down. Of course, that’s because last
week, most “Glee” fans became eli-
gible to join the military.
Kate Middleton is taking a class
on how to act more like a queen. The
class is being taught by Sir Elton
According to the Red Cross,
obese people now outnumber the
hungry. When told this, obese peo-
ple said, “Hey, we’re hungry too.”
Hallmark has launched a line of
recession-themed cards that say,
“Sorry you lost your job.” The good
news is, the cards come pre-
addressed to your con-
with Jimmy Kimmel
The Wall Street Journal is report-
ing that 20,000 heat-seeking missiles
have gone missing in Libya.
Although if you’re going to lose
them, that’s probably the safest
place to do it.In Los Angeles, we
don’t have seasons. We only know
it’s autumn because the tips of Ryan
Seacrest’s hair get a little frostier.
Ron Artest changed his name to
“Metta World Peace.” With all of
these celebrities giving their kids
crazy names, it’s nice to see some-
one doing it to himself.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has com-
missioned a sculptor to create seven
larger-than-life statues of
himself in a Speedo. So I
guess he’s taking the
divorce well.
with Craig Ferguson
The man who invented Doritos
passed away at the age of 97. Let
that be a lesson, kids. Junk food will
kill you.
Without Doritos, the English lan-
guage wouldn’t have the right word
to describe the colour of Snooki.
Andy Rooney is stepping down
from 60 Minutes. CBS announced
that they’ll be replacing him with
Ashton Kutcher.
The beaches in Brazil are being
invaded by piranhas. You don’t
want to get in the water with those
things. Though I say the same thing
about Larry King.
To give you an idea how
aggressive these piranhas are,
the people attacked by
piranhas were in their
hotel rooms.
Are you watching
My Little Pony?
. . . Shut up
And still another hour to go . . .
Today’s the day
I get my
driver’s licence!
Now I understand the
increased risk of heart attack
while waiting to get one’s
driver’s licence.
There’s over 60 people waiting in line here . . . yet only one desk is open?
Bus Stop
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1. Highest quality
5. John ___: tractor name
10. Masculine name
14. Appraise
15. Painful obstruction of the
16. ___ fixe: obsession
17. Region
18. Hotel employee
19. Former name of Ireland
20. Asks earnestly
22. Bully
24. Compass direction
25. Snow on top of a glacier
26. Musical instruments
30. Hated
34. Regions
35. Bushy juniper
36. First woman
37. Let an object fall
38. Seaweed
39. Fencing sword
40. Long period of time
41. Measure
42. Formally revise
43. Underwent shaking
45. Salt shakers, for instance
46. Cereal plants
47. Bard's before
48. Island in the S. Pacific
51. Declare again
56. Masculine name
57. Mound of rough stones used as
a monument
59. Zip-___-doo-dah
60. Body of traditions and knowl-
61. Large playing marble
62. Make a high-pitched wailing
63. Contrived to make a livelihood
(with 'out')
64. Generates an intense beam of
65. Terminates
1. Steep hillside
2. Gain by work
3. Editor’s mark
4. Rip
5. Backless sofas
6. Fill with joy
7. Snaky fish
8. Repent of
9. Concerned with beauty
10. Brother’s daughters
11. Alter written material
12. Air (prefix)
13. Look slyly
21. Adam's grandson
23. Level
25. Not at any time
26. Policeman in training
27. Mistake
28. Sierra ___ (West African
29. Drink by using the tongue
30. Challenged
31. Wigwam
32. Important occurrence
33. Acts
35. Satisfies fully
38. Right angles to a horizontal
39. Flightless bird
41. Feudal defence
42. Greek mythological god of
44. Worked hard
45. Great blue herons
47. Spooky
48. To a distance (comb. form)
49. Be out of control
50. Employ
51. Provides a ship with sails
52. In the interest of
53. Location of first garden
54. Marsh plant
55. Change for a fifty
58. Muslim chief
Solution on page 22
1. Only about one ninth of the
mass of an iceberg is visible above
the water. Nearly all its bulk
remains hidden beneath the sur-
2. There are no cemeteries in
San Fransisco, CA.
3. The risk of
being struck by a
falling meteorite
for a human is
one occurrence
every 9,300 years
4. The state of Florida is
bigger than England.
5. New York City was briefly
the U.S. capital from 1789 to 1790
6. The city of Venice stands on
about 120 small islands.
7. There are more stars than all
of the grains of sand on earth
8. In the weightlessness of space
a frozen pea will explode if it
comes in contact with Pepsi.
9. In the Durango desert, in
Mexico, there’s a creepy spot
called the “Zone of Silence.” You
can’t pick up clear TV or radio sig-
nals. And locals say fireballs
sometimes appear in the sky.
10. A thimbleful of a neutron
star would weigh 100 million
11. On the Richter scale 1.0 is
the equivalent to a construction
blast and 5.0 is the equivalent to
the Nagasaki bomb. The 2004
Indian Ocean earthquake, that
killed thousands, measured a
whopping 9.3.
12. Thailand used to be called
13. The only married couple to
fly together in space were Jan
Davis and Mark Lee, who flew
aboard the Endeavor space shuttle
from Sept 12-20, 1992.
14. According to the
Gemological Institute of America,
up until the 1730’s, India was the
only source for diamonds in the
15. St. Paul, Minnesota was
originally called Pigs Eye after a
man named Pierre “Pig’s Eye”
Parrant who set up the first busi-
ness there.
16. The bark of an older red-
wood tree is fireproof. Also the
redwoods extremely high water
content reduces the tree’s suscepti-
bility to fire.
17. India used to be the richest
country in the world until the
British invasion in the early 17th
18. Fine-grained volcanic ash
can be found as an ingredient in
some toothpaste.
19. The city of Tokyo was orig-
inally called Edo.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Expect to spend the next few
days or so on repairs rather than
innovations. All corollaries of
Murphy’s Law seem to be in effect
right now. Aries is profoundly una-
mused by this turn of events.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
What you have turns easily into
what you need. Adapt a well-
known work for presentation in a
new medium. This looks hard to
those who are sitting still, but any-
thing is possible when you’re
already in motion.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Whether it’s long awaited or
long dreaded, the future finally
arrives. The advantage goes to
whoever is prepared. Whatever
you do, don’t cross Scorpio, who
will show you no mercy this time.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
All at once you’re in the middle
of a balancing act. You are being
tested this week. Big changes lie
ahead, and your future partners in
crime want to see now how you’ll
perform later.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Enthusiasm needs a deeper ele-
ment to become a truly productive
force. There’s a thin but important
line between acquaintances and
friends. Pay attention before you
draw your conclusions.
Virgo (August 23 - Sept. 22)
Your presence is healing and
constructive. You may need to take
over for a while, and that should be
fine with everyone else. If there’s a
Leo in the room, you’re likely to
laugh at his or her jokes.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
If you can pierce your own
haze, reality may be better than
you feared. Limit yourself to sim-
ple acts with predictable out-
comes. Fight off disappointment
for a few more days, and you’ll
really have a reason to smile.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
If you borrow or copy, be sure
to give lenders or models their due
credit. Scorpio is all business this
week. When your efforts match
your attitude, something really
special gets off the ground.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Resume an abandoned conversa-
tion. Time and distance are gaps to
be bridged before they widen any
further. An old social connection
could have current applications.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Your abilities are limited only
by the topics that interest you.
This week you are set you up as
master of the tangible world.
Experience the joys of sovereign-
ty without the pains of ownership.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Discipline keeps the hungry
dogs at bay. It’s in your best inter-
est to be process-oriented for the
early part of this week. If you let
yourself get stuck here, it will take
forever to get out again.
Pisces (Feb. 18 - March 20)
Make an effort to keep mind
and body in the same place. Use
this state of safety to find extra
advantage. Just because you’re
grounded doesn’t mean that you
have to grow roots here.
Daily Sudoku: Sat 23-Jan-2010
9 1 3
7 4
5 9
4 9 8 6
9 3 5 4
8 1 4 7
9 5
7 6
3 7 6
Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 grid con-
tains the digits 1 through 9. That means no number is repeated in any col-
umn, row or box. Solution can be found on page 22.
Sudoku Puzzle
puzzle rating: very hard
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Word Search
Environmentally conscience
(Words in parentheses not in puzzle)
Blue (Planet)
(Captain) Planet
Crocodile (Hunter)
Dolphin (Cove)
(Forever) Green
Free (Willy)
(The Greatest) Good
(Inconvenient) Truth
(Living With) Ed
(Once Upon a) Forest
(Planet) Earth
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Red State (2011)
Best known for his character
Silent Bob (of Jay and Silent Bob
fame) and his Askewniverse flicks
such as Clerks, Mallrats and
Chasing Amy, director Kevin
Smith steps out of his comfort zone
and tries his hand at something
new: religious/political satire.
Thinking out of the box has proven
disastrous for Smith in the past
with major flops Jersey Girl and
Cop Out, but it seems that this
director has found his footing in
this genre.
Red State tells the story of three
teenage boys in the American
South who are offered a night of
raunchy sex by one of the daugh-
ters of Abin Cooper, the head of
the fundamental Christian family
cult the Five Points Church. The
only stipulation is that the boys
must travel out to Cooper’s Dell,
the plantation upon which the
church is situated, and where every
member of the Cooper family
lives. Sara Cooper drugs the boys,
and when they awaken, they find
themselves tied up in the Cooper’s
Dell church where they witness the
brutal murder of a supposedly
homosexual man. A frantic escape
attempt ensues with casualties on
both sides and AFT agents are
forced to attempt to diffuse the sit-
uation when it is revealed that the
Coopers are “gun nuts.”
The fictional Cooper family is
loosely based upon the Phelps fam-
ily of the Westboro Baptist
Church, according to the director,
and yet some clever dialogue in the
film clearly distinguishes the real
from the imagined.
The cast of Red State is made up
of a talented cast that is largely
unknown to the world of main-
stream film. Michael Angarano,
Nicholas Braun and Kyle Gallner
play the three boys, Travis, Billy-
Ray and Jared, respectively.
Angarano, of former Disney fame,
proves he can handle more serious
subject matter, while Gallner, who
fans will know from Veronica
Mars, gives a powerful perform-
ance as a desperate, frightened
young man.
Quentin Tarantino favourite
Michael Parks plays the patriarch
Abin Cooper with a fear-inducing
ferocity. John Goodman brings to
life a clever ATF agent who deliv-
ers many of the flick’s smartest
lines, and Smith’s own wife,
Jennifer Schwalbach, takes on the
role of one of the Cooper daugh-
ters. One of the younger, more
independent-minded Coopers,
Cheyenne is played by Kerry
Bishé, who gives a tear-jerking
performance as she convinces the
audience that she cares more for
the children than for herself.
Red State on the whole isn’t
exactly a horror flick; yes, there
are horrific elements to it, but it’s
much more of a dark satire than
anything else. Smith’s clever dia-
logue makes the fundamental
beliefs of the Coopers seem igno-
rant and childish, and the reactions
from the characters who are not
part of the family harshly criticize
the existence of religious cults.
If you have strong feelings about
religion, or about certain aspects of
religion, a quick warning that this
movie may come across as offen-
sive. But if you’re a Kevin Smith
fan with a good sense of dark
humour, then Red State is more
than worth your time.
Kevin Smith finds success
in satire with Red State
Alison McGee
The Beaver (2011)
What a difference a few years
make. Believe it or not, there was a
time when Mel Gibson was one of
Hollywood’s most beloved actors.
His co-stars loved him for his
charming nature and the practical
jokes he played on set. Fans loved
his films and flocked to theatres to
see the likes of Lethal Weapon and
Braveheart. But then something
happened to the man who made
Jesus famous. His career fell off a
cliff. And landed on some broken
glass. And needles. Needles that
were filled with poison. And the
needles were on fire, too.
This may sound like a bit of a
drastic description of the situation,
but let’s just take a look at what
Mel has been up to over the past
few years. First he was accused of
being an anti-Semite around the
time of the release of the Passion
of the Christ. Then he was arrested
for drunk driving and reportedly
made racist and sexist remarks
towards the arresting officers. And
who could forget those rage–filled
calls he made to his ex-girlfriend
Oksana where he seemed to be
channelling the spirit of Satan him-
This is the man who was on top
of the world in 1996 when he won
Best Director for Braveheart, a
film that was also named Best
Picture at the Oscars. To put this in
perspective, this would be like if in
10 years from now Natalie
Portman was found guilty of run-
ning a cockfighting league right
outside her backdoor. Now nor-
mally I would make some sort of
inappropriate comment involving
the words backdoor, cock and
Natalie Portman, but there is no
time for lewd comments this week,
I have a movie titled The Beaver to
In The Beaver, Walter Black
(Gibson) is a husband, father of
two and CEO of a toy company.
While it may sound like he is liv-
ing a charmed life, it couldn’t be
further from the truth. Walter is
depressed and not seeking treat-
ment, and as a result gets the boot
from his wife. With his family life
and career suffering, Walter
decides to end it all. His suicide
attempt is unsuccessful, but it does
lead to him finding the one thing
that will help him sort out his life:
a beaver puppet.
Walter was previously a bit of a
zombie, unable to communicate
effectively with anyone. But once
he sticks his hand in the beaver, he
is a changed man. He communi-
cates exclusively through the
beaver, and takes it everywhere he
goes. Including the shower. If you
want to see this scene, just type
“wet beaver” into Google, I’m sure
something will pop up.
At first, everything changes for
the better. Walter is accepted back
into his family’s home by his wife,
his career takes off and the CEO
with a beaver on his hand becomes
a celebrity. But when his wife
encourages Walter to withdraw
from the beaver, Walter’s life once
again goes down a dark path.
Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster are
both terrific in this picture. They
have undeniable chemistry that
was first on display in their 1994
film Maverick, and is even more
evident here. Mel gives the per-
formance of a lifetime in the chal-
lenging dual role of a depressed
man and a beaver puppet. Foster
shines as the wife and mother
struggling to deal with the situa-
tion. On top of this, Foster also
directed the film.
While some may question
Gibson’s attitude towards women
over the past few years, Foster has
been a staunch defender of his. In
return, Gibson clearly has shown a
lot of respect for Jodie, or Sugar
Tits, as he prefers to call her.
Regardless, Gibson and Foster
both exhibit a real love of the film-
making process, and in particular a
fondness for The Beaver.
There is absolutely nothing that
I would change about this film.
The acting, the dialogue and the
cinematography were all spot-on.
It was even the perfect length. The
running time of approximately 90
minutes was just right. The Beaver
did not need to be trimmed at all.
The Beaver is a film that you
should give a damn – or should I
say dam – about. Next time you
are looking to sit back and relax
and watch a movie that will leave
you thoroughly entertained, then
leave it to The Beaver.
Cinema Connoisseur
Allen Gaynor
Melissa Leo in Red State
The Beaver is a
dam fine film
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Last season, the London Knights
were hardly the team we’ve come
to be familiar with in the past few
seasons, bowing out early in the
first round of the OHL playoffs
against Owen Sound after finishing
with only 73 points in the regular
season, just good enough for
eighth in the conference. It was the
Knights’ worst season since
2002/03, when they finished one
point less at 72. Last year was a
rebuilding season, but it seems like
the Knights’ rebuilding plans may
already be over.
There are a lot of positives going
into this season. The first is goal-
tender Michael Houser. In his third
season with London, Houser is
considered one of the best (and
perhaps most underrated) goal-
tenders in the OHL. He’s already
playing well this year, making 45
saves in Guelph on September 29.
London won that game 2-1 in
Another positive going into this
season is that London’s top three
scorers from last year are all
returning. Jared Knight, Vladislav
Namestnikov and Seth Griffith
scored a combined total of 200
points in 2010/11, all three playing
in 68 games. They should each
improve on last year’s respective
totals and could easily place in the
top three in Knights’ scoring again
this season.
The biggest story of Knights’
off-season, though, was the addi-
tion of Max Domi, Tie Domi’s kid.
He’s a different player from Daddy
Domi, as Max is known as a skilled
centre who put up 57 points in 30
games playing midget hockey last
season. Domi will be with the
Knights for a few seasons and dur-
ing that time should develop into
one of their top offensive products.
The Knights have a great history of
producing high-calibre offensive
talents, and Domi looks to be
another addition to this list. He net-
ted a hat trick in London’s season
opener against Saginaw on
September 23.
On defense, Jarred Tinordi, who
was drafted in the first round by
the Montreal Canadiens in 2010, is
back for another season and will
anchor the blueline. Tinordi is
another offspring of a former
NHLer. His father, Mark Tinordi,
was a defenceman with the
Minnesota North Stars. Elsewhere
on defense, Olli Määttä, who went
first overall in this year’s import
draft, should add more depth and
skill to the back end.
Another positive addition during
the summer was centre Bo Horvat,
who the Knights drafted ninth
overall in the priority draft. He
played midget last season with the
Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs. Horvat
put up a goal and an assist in the
Knights’ season opener this year
and should add plenty more points
throughout the season. Domi,
Määttä and Horvat are all inexperi-
enced at this level of hockey but
bring a ton of talent to the team,
and all three should only improve
with time.
This year’s version of the
Knights features many of the same
faces as last year’s, with a few
notable additions. All of the return-
ing players are a season older,
however, and a season more expe-
rienced, and in junior hockey, one
year’s worth of experience can
completely change a player. Last
year’s experiences should improve
this year’s record for the Knights
and they should be able to easily
surpass 2010/11’s total of 73
points and have a better shot of
going deep in the playoffs.
Looking into the Knights’ season
Fanshawe’s Jaynie VanDeWalle has helped propel the Fanshawe Falcons
to an impressive 3-0 record to start the season. The Falcons are also
ranked number one in the OCAA.
Scott Harrington and Michael Houser, 2010/11 season.
The Ontario Colleges support
staff strike had a province-wide
impact, including delaying the start
of the Ontario College Athletics
Association’s competition season.
However, it did not seem to have
an effect on the Fanshawe Falcons
women’s soccer team as they
defeated the Niagara Knights 7-0
in their first game of the regular
The Falcons scored in the first
minute of the game and never
looked back. They scored four
more goals before halftime en
route to their victory. Five differ-
ent Fanshawe players found the
back of the net in the game.
When asked if the strike may
have helped the team, head coach
Martin Painter had mixed feelings.
“It did but it didn’t; it helped us
prepare, and we have a lot of first-
year players, so it was nice in a
way to give the team more time to
bond. Also we have a lot of depth,
which allows us to get good work-
outs playing 11 on 11, which I
think a lot of other teams can’t do.
But it’s always nice to get the
games in and when the season
finally started there was a lot of
With goals coming from five
different players, this team showed
a lot of depth in their first game.
According to Painter, this was
expected. “I knew we had a lot of
depth. We had five different goal
scorers today and players we
expected to score didn’t score, so I
don’t expect anyone on this team
to carry the load.”
Moving forward, there are some
things Painter would like to see his
team improve on. “We need to be
more efficient finishing in front of
the net. We scored seven goals
today, but we could have scored
more. When we play better teams,
we’re definitely going to have to
do a better job finishing on our
scoring chances.”
The Falcons faced off against
defending champions the Humber
Hawks on the road on October 1.
Fanshawe won’t return home until
October 12, when they face the St.
Clair Saints.
A career-long goal was finally
achieved for Mark Henry at Night
Of Champions when he won the
World Heavyweight champi-
onship for the first time ever. The
“world’s strongest man” has been
a WWE superstar for 15 years, yet
he has never held a championship
belt. That changed last week when
he brutalized Randy Orton and
captured the title. Afterwards,
Henry angrily declared that he
was going to show all his doubters
that he would be the most domi-
nant champion ever. The follow-
ing night on RAW, Henry would
prove just how brutal and sadistic
he can be by viciously attacking
both J.R. and Jerry Lawler.
This makes me wonder what
exactly the WWE has planned for
Henry. Fifteen years without a
championship is a long time.
Could it be that Henry is thinking
of retiring or is close to being
released? After all, the biggest
storyline of his career likely has to
be the infamous segment where
Mae Young gave birth to Henry’s
child, which in a weird twist
turned out to be a rubber hand.
Surely not one of the WWE’s
most shining moments.
Henry has been a very intimi-
dating competitor throughout his
time in the company, but never
really rose above the midcarder
level until now. A good idea
would be to use his championship
run as a way to elevate younger
superstars to undisputed main
event status. There are many suit-
able candidates who deserve
pushes, Wade Barrett and
Sheamus being just two of them.
It would also make for an epic sto-
ryline that the fans could really
get behind as the brutal heel
champ Henry finally gets taken
down by an up-and-coming chal-
Over in Impact Wrestling, one
of my predictions came true as
Christopher Daniels turned
against A.J. Styles and dropped
him with a kick below the belt.
This came after Daniels yet again
taunted Styles with the fact that he
pinned him a few short weeks ago.
A violent feud between the former
friends seems to be on the hori-
zon, which could very well
destroy the unity of Fortune forev-
er. This would allow Immortal to
breathe a little easier, as Fortune
is their biggest threat currently,
aside from Mr. Anderson and
Robert Roode is the number-
one contender, and he will face
Kurt Angle for the Impact cham-
pionship at Bound For Glory.
Roode could very well win the
title for the first time ever that
night, as Angle will soon probably
be taking some time off to train
for next year’s Olympics. It would
be an extremely well-deserved
victory for Roode, since he has
been with TNA since day one and
is one of the guys responsible for
helping to build the company. He
will have to watch his back
though, as Daniels could very
well turn his attention from Styles
to Roode.
One thing is for sure, if Fortune
does collapse, someone needs to
take up the fight against Immortal.
The future of Impact Wrestling
depends on it.
What’s in store for Henry?
After 15 years, Mark Henry has
finally become the champion in
the WWE.
Lady Falcons sure
know how to kick it
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Las Vegas is the home stage for
showcasing Joe Weider’s Mr.
Olympia Contest. Typically the
contest takes place this upcoming
weekend, but this time around, it
happened in mid-September.
Jay Cutler, the current four-time
Mr. Olympia, was attempting to
win a three-peat and chalk in his
fifth Olympia title overall. Over
the course of his long career,
Cutler has developed a tremendous
physique and quality that has made
it extremely difficult for newcom-
ers to compete with. Cutler came
in big and strong, but something
was clearly missing. It was clear
from the moment that he took the
stage he was not at his best.
His arch nemesis, Phil Heath,
was trying yet again to upset
Cutler. Heath had been runner-up
to Cutler in the 2010 Olympia.
Although close, the 2010 contest
was a clear nod to Cutler due to his
near-perfect presentation that
evening. This year proved to be
more intriguing as Heath took the
stage with the great conditioning
he had in 2010 as well as some
added quality mass.
So there they stood, side by side
as they have on several occasions.
It was clear that everyone else was
contending for third place. The rest
of the competitors nabbed their
rightful standings as the crowd
anxiously awaited the announce-
ment of runner-up, which would
determine the overall winner. As
predicted, Cutler and Heath placed
first and second – but not respec-
tively as they did the previous
Heath made history by upsetting
the man who was looking to get his
fifth Olympia title. More impor-
tantly, this would mark the first
Olympia title for Heath and he
truly deserved it. I’ve heard from
several sources that the crowd was
in a frenzy of applause as Heath
earned what was rightfully his that
night. Big Jay Cutler showed up
well, but he wasn’t at his peak in
terms of conditioning. Heath, on
the other hand, came in with full
muscle bellies, a tightly dry and
toned physique, and brought a
complete package that looked
exaggerated to the point of being
It was simply the fair and right
decision that was given to the bet-
ter man on that particular night.
Will Cutler come back next year
hungrier than ever to take back his
title? Will Heath successfully
defend his first-ever Olympia title?
Only time will tell. I do know one
thing that’s for certain: over 90 per
cent of us here at Fanshawe have
no desire to be as big and muscle-
bound as Phil Heath, but over 90
per cent of us wish we consistently
had the drive and determination
that he possesses. Many people
would bow out and lose their drive
after so many failed attempts at
capturing their first title, but not
Heath. He kept coming back until
he finally got what he had been
working so hard for over the years.
Congratulations to the 2011 Mr.
Olympia, Phil Heath!
Mr. Olympia 2011 an upset
I work with and train women
every day and one thing is com-
mon among most: they all have
preconceived notions about fitness
that are usually skewed from reali-
ty. It’s not their fault though, over
the years women have been bom-
barded with so much about fitness
and nutrition that it can be difficult
to separate fact from fiction. Here
are my top fitness myths that I feel
need to be debunked.
Do crunches for flat, sexy abs
This is the area most women
wish they could change, and it can
be one of the more difficult areas
to lose from. Despite all the hype
with products and gadgets promis-
ing that if you ‘rock back and forth
for just five minutes day,’ you will
not lose weight in your midsection
simply doing ab work. Why? Well,
even if you develop amazing ab
muscles doing all those crunches,
if you haven’t lost the layer of fat
sitting on top, no one is going to be
able to see them. In order to have a
sleek, sexy tummy, you need to
lose weight all over – there is no
such thing as spot reduction.
Combine strength training and
interval/cardio work and you’ll be
well on your way.
Doing the same routine will
yield the same results
Our bodies are extremely adapt-
able and are always changing to
meet our demands. While this is
good for some things, it also means
that we need to change it up to
keep seeing results fitness-wise.
When you first begin something
new like resistance training or run-
ning, your body isn’t used to it and
you expend a lot of energy com-
pleting these activities. Over time,
your body adapts and becomes bet-
ter at performing these movements
and therefore is able to do the same
amount of work while consuming
less energy. Most people know this
as ‘plateauing.’
For instance, if you are just get-
ting into weight training, you may
find using 10-pound dumbbells to
be a struggle to do overhead press-
es with, but over time you’ll
become better at the exercise and
10 pounds won’t be so hard. Same
thing goes with running: in the
beginning, running 2 km might be
a challenge, but soon 2 km feels
like a breeze.
This means your body has
learned and adapted to that
weight/distance and it’s time to
challenge it again. You can do this
by doing changing up the rep pat-
tern or adding more weight in the
gym and by running further or
faster and changing things up out-
side or on the treadmill.
Lifting heavy weights will
make me bulky
This is one I hear all the time.
I’m not sure how or why this myth
started, but it needs to stop. Lifting
heavy weights and performing big
movements like squatting, dead-
lifting and bench pressing will not
make you look like
Schwarzenegger. I don’t think
women realize how difficult it is to
put on and maintain muscle the
way that men and bodybuilders do.
Women aren’t built to naturally
gain size the same way as men, and
female bodybuilders have to work
extremely hard and eat a certain
way to look the way they do. Since
I began lifting heavy four years
ago, I have lost weight, leaned out
and never looked better (just to
give you an idea of what I mean,
I’m 130 pounds and can deadlift
over 270 pounds). Plus, lean mus-
cle is something we should all
want, as more muscle means a
higher metabolism, which means I
burn more calories sitting on my
butt typing this out than someone
who has less muscle mass.
It can be tough for women to
navigate through the world of fit-
ness and nutrition with all the crap
out there, which is why I think it is
important to set the record straight.
If you have any fitness or nutrition
questions, drop me an email:
Three fitness myths women
need to forget
The Atlanta Falcons thought
they had it all last season. They
won the NFC South and locked up
home field advantage in the NFC
playoffs in the process. They were
on top of the world – that is, until
the Green Bay Packers came to
town. The Packers crashed the
party big time, winning 48 – 21 on
their way to the Super Bowl.
Well, it’s a new year, and the
Falcons will look for revenge in
week five. The Falcons came out
flat in week one against Chicago,
but they have come on in the past
couple weeks. Matt Ryan is com-
pleting a high percentage of his
passes, and the defence has
improved. They will face a tough
challenge this week as the Packers
continue to put up huge amounts of
Key Matchups
1. Charles Woodson vs. Roddy
White: Woodson, the 2009
Defensive Player of the Year, will
have his hands full with the
Falcons’ go-to receiver. White has
emerged as possibly the best wide
out in the league, and can get open
against anyone.
2. Packers offence vs. Falcons
defence: This was the matchup
that won the game for the Packers
in the playoffs last year. The
Packers scored at will, and they
have done that for much of 2011 as
well. It will be intriguing to see if
the Falcons learned anything from
the slaughter in January.
3. Jermichael Finley vs. Tony
Gonzalez: Finley is possibly the
best tight end in football right now.
Gonzalez may be the best ever.
Both players are still incredibly
effective, and Gonzo is having a
fantastic year, despite the fact that
he is getting older. Finley is
becoming Aaron Rodgers’ go-to
guy, and that is scary for a team
that has five legitimate wide
receivers as well.
The Rundown
It’s scary to think that the
Packers are even better now than
they were when they won the
Super Bowl, but the fact is, they
appear to be. However, Matt Ryan
has only lost three games at home
in the Georgiadome.
Unfortunately, this one won’t go
well for the Dirty Birds. I see the
Pack winning big again, 38 – 20.
After all this, the Falcons better
hope they don’t meet up with the
Packers again this January.
For next week, there are a slew
of good games to watch once
again, highlighted by a game
between the Cowboys and Patriots.
Falcons look for
revenge at home
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver
Roddy White will try to get past
Green Bay’s Charles Woodson in
what will be an interesting battle in
a key NFC game.
Phil Heath captured his first Mr.
Olympia title in September.
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This current economic climate
has changed buying habits among
consumers; for instance, more peo-
ple are now buying smaller cars
than bigger, more expensive ones.
One company thinks that buying
smaller doesn’t have to mean buy-
ing a cramped sardine can.
Nissan has just launched its new
2012 Versa sedan in Canada, a car
that has an incredible amount of
room, both for the front seat pas-
sengers and in the rear seat passen-
gers. In fact, there is more room
for back seat passengers in the
Versa than in a BMW 5-series or a
Mercedes-Benz E-class.
On top of the roomy interior,
you get an enormous trunk.
Honestly, if you’re in the pizza
delivery business, this would be
the ideal car for you (it even has
60/40 split rear seats), not only
because it can carry tons of boxes,
but also because it is efficient.
Mechanically it has a 1.6-litre,
four-cylinder engine that produces
109 hp. It features dual-spray
injectors, which use up to 57 per
cent finer spray for more efficient
burning. How efficient, you ask?
This Versa sedan can manage 6.0-
litres/100km on a combined city
and highway run (when mated
with the CVT automatic; the man-
ual gearbox consumes an extra
litre), which makes it more effi-
cient than some hybrids. Its clean
aerodynamics might be helping it
in the economy department also, as
its co-efficient of drag is just 0.31.
Yes, I did just mention that it has
a CVT automatic, and I, like most
people, have never liked these
transmissions. However, this latest
generation CVT feels much more
like a conventional automatic, yet
it still gives you the fuel economy
advantage of such a set up. Is it the
best of both worlds? Yes, it really
While this is no GT-R-esque
road rocket, it moves along quite
well on the road. The ride is
smooth and the handling is also
quite decent. However, I wish the
seats had more support. This is not
the most comfortable car to take on
a long journey, so it’s best to use it
as a city commuter.
While on the topic of things I
don’t like about this car, the mate-
rials used are just hard plastics; if
there is one thing about this car
that will remind you this is an
econo-car, it will be the interior fit
and finish. The lack of grab han-
dles in the roof for passengers is
also a reminder that this car was
built to a price – a low, low price.
This is, after all, the cheapest
new car you can buy in Canada,
with a starting price of $11,798
(well-equipped SL model is yours
from $16,298). Even at the lowest
price, you get electric power steer-
ing, plenty of air bags, ABS brakes
and stability control, all as stan-
dard. You can also add goodies
like Bluetooth connectivity,
USB/iPod connector, a built-in
navigation system and XM satel-
lite radio.
So it is a big/small car with a
small price tag and it comes with
plenty of features. Sounds like an
excellent first car.
It might not be the greatest driv-
ing small car, or the most comfort-
able, but if you’re looking for
space and efficiency, this new
Versa sedan would be an excellent
Nissan’s Versa-tile
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The Men's and Women's Teams travel to Humber this October 1st
to face off in a crucial match up against the Hawks.
This Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, the Men's and
Women's Volleyball Team's host the
9th Annual Overkill "Kickoff' Tournament.
The Golf Team travels to the Ontario Championships at
Cornwall Golf and Country Club next
Sunday October 2nd to compete for Provincial Tit
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for a 2 day tournament this Saturday and Sunday.
Come participate in some fun events
taking place every Tuesday,
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As the North American domestic
season comes to a close, we see
that not much joy has come from
yet another difficult season for
Toronto FC. As for the new
Vancouver Whitecaps, a new
beginning has left them at the bot-
tom of the table. Here is a little
review on the Canadian teams so
far this year.
We start out west, and way back
to the beginning of the season. In
Vancouver, we saw the first game
in the Whitecaps’ MLS history, and
the first all-Canadian matchup as
well. Vancouver carved holes in
Toronto’s defence, and we saw a
promising defensive-minded team
in the Whitecaps. That was in
March, and a lot has changed for
Whitecaps fans since. In fact, a lot
changed between then and the mid-
dle of June. The team went 14 con-
secutive games without winning.
This led to head coach and fan
favourite Teitur Thordarson’s fir-
ing. The manager who had coached
them from the minor leagues to the
big time was suddenly dropped.
Meanwhile, Toronto FC was in
another interesting phase of their
history. TFC had appointed Aron
Winter, a former Dutch internation-
al who had ties with the famed
team Ajax, in the off season. The
ownership was looking to adapt the
Ajax model, develop good youth
players and play a kind of soccer
called Total Football. A win in the
second week hinted at an exciting
year ahead for the new look Reds.
However, the team failed to gel in
the first quarter of the season as
defensive lapses and an inability to
finish led to many mediocre results.
For Vancouver, the rest of the
year was very tiresome. In the 29
matches this season, they have
amassed only four wins. However,
out of the four wins comes some
optimism. Defender Jay DeMerit is
great marshal in the defensive core
for the Whitecaps, and has emerged
as a fan favourite as well as a leader
in the dressing room. Eric Hassli
had plenty of critics after being
signed on as Designated Player, but
they have relatively been shut out.
A large, poacher-style striker,
Hassli has created many of his 10
goals from virtually nothing. A
great example would be his fantas-
tic goal against Seattle (just search
Eric Hassli on YouTube) that
earned his team the draw. Overall,
even if this year has been poor,
things are shaping up for the
As for TFC, the season has been
rather bumpy. After several results
where the defence seemed to have
held its own, the floodgates opened
and Toronto lost six games and
only won once in a seven-game
stretch. However, with the addition
of World Cup veteran Torsten
Frings and striker Danny
Koevermans, the team has found a
productive stretch late in the sea-
It was an exciting year for foot-
ball fans in Canada, but next year
will be even better. With the addi-
tion of the Montreal Impact to
Major League Soccer, we’ll have
even more disappointment to talk
Canadian clubs endured tough year
Its been a tough year for Eric Hassli’s Vancouver (white) and Nana
Attakora’s TFC (red).
Fanshawe’s Cedric N’Guessan has three goals in three games helping
Fanshawe to a 2-1 record. N’Guessan potted two goals in Fanshawe’s 5-2
win over Mohawk. The team is on the road for three games starting
October 1.