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Volume 44 Issue No. 7 October 10, 2011 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
WHAT WOULD YOU MAKE FOR EPIC MEAL TIME?
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“I’d probably make something to do with dessert, like a monstrous pie with apple pie, fudge brownies and ice cream.”
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10 Things I Know About You...
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Ashley Callow is in her first year of SSW. “I am a pretty friendly person and fairly outgoing once I get to know you,” said Callow. “I’m also easygoing and super laid back. I love country music, the beach, summertime, naps, concerts, road trips, ice cream and most of all I love to love!” 1. Why are you here? To win hockey tickets (and to get a good education). 2. What was your life-changing moment? My cousin passing away two years ago. It really made my life’s goals a lot clearer and directed me towards going back to school to finish my education. 3. What music are you currently listening to? “Beer in Mexico” - Kenny Chesney. 4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? My mom always tells me everything will work out. 5. Who is your role model? I admire a lot of people around me. I have new role models all the time. Everyone who has been part of my life at some point has left an impact in one way or another. 6. Where in the world have you travelled? British Columbia, United States and the Caribbean. 7. What was your first job? Selling athletic wear at National Sports. 8. What would your last meal be? My Dad’s ribs, my Grandma’s stuffing, my Mom’s cookies and piña coladas. 9. What makes you uneasy? Roadkill. 10. What is your passion? Helping people realize their highest potential. Do you want Fanshawe to know 10 Things About You? Just head on over to fsu.ca/interrobang and click on the 10 Things I Know About You link at the top.
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“I’d make something without meat in it - I’m a vegetarian. I’d make an epic vegetarian skillet, like from the Oasis.”
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“I’d make a giant two-pound donut filled with cream and jam, and I’d put a whole bunch of glaze and sprinkles on it.”
“I wouldn’t. I think it’s disgusting and gluttonous - it’s a sin. This is why America’s so fat. People are starving, and you’re patting yourselves on the back for eating a hamburger.”
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KIRSTEN ROSENKRANTZ INTERROBANG
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Fanshawe’s United Way campaign got underway with a chili cookoff, judged by a variety of local and college personalities.
Kicking off the United Way Campaign
BY STAFF INTERROBANG
Fanshawe started its annual United Way fundraising campaign with a bang on October 4 by holding the first fundraising event and announcing the campaign goal. Three competitors stirred up their best beans for the annual chili cookoff. Students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality, cooks from the Oasis and chili masters from Chartwells had stations set up around the school. For $5, students, staff and visitors got a chili lunch. The tasty afternoon ended with a judging panel to determine which group made the best chili. London Knights Captain Jarred Tinordi, London Majors GM Roop Chanderdat, FSU President Veronica Barahona and representatives from the United Way and Fanshawe College judged the three offerings, and declared Chartwells to be the winner. This is Chartwells’ third victory in a row. “It was a good experience,” said Barahona. “The chili was amazing!”
After the chili was devoured, the campaign goal was announced. This year, Fanshawe aims to raise $105,000 for the United Way campaign. The organization helps to provide services for many people in communities across the country. The chili lunch raised $2,116.50 for the campaign. Barahona is confident in Fanshawe’s ability to raise the money. “I’m sure that we will be able to achieve our $105,000 goal for this year,” she said. Last year’s campaign goal of $100,000 was exceeded, with a total of $106,388 raised. Last year marked the first time Fanshawe attempted a six-figure donation. “Our collective donation assisted agencies that provide social services for children, families and individuals in many impact areas including poverty, mental health, youth and labour,” Fanshawe College stated in a press release. For more information about the United Way, visit unitedway.ca.
There has been a recent trend on Fanshawe College’s main campus in the past few weeks that is costing students thousands of dollars. According to Security Supervisor Bob Earle, a couple of graffiti taggers have created about $2,500 worth of damage by spray painting their tags — a stylized signature — all over campus. The majority of the vandalism occurred between September 7 and September 22, mainly in male washrooms in H building, M building and A building, though they have been spotted in a few other locations. “What the student population needs to understand is that clean up and repair of that sort of thing costs thousands of dollars, and that’s money out of their pocket that could be spent on more beneficial things,” said Earle. These tags are clearly identifiable, as the taggers aren’t using pens or markers like most washroom vandals. “These are quite significant. They’re not typical washroom wall scribblings; they involve spray paint, they’re significant in terms of their size and dimensions,” said Earle. According to Earle, Campus Security Services has been working closely with the London Police in order to catch the taggers. “Typically these sorts of things don’t happen exclusively on campus – they have tags elsewhere – so certainly the London Police are investigating similar occurrences with similar tags and they’re working along with us to try to identify
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Graffiti taggers have been busy around campus to start the year, causing about $2,500 in damage. the person that’s responsible.” Earle suspects that these specific tags can be attributed to two people, given the style of the tags themselves. “Some of them look quite similar, so they’re potentially using multiple tags, but the overall appearance looks to be the same person or the same couple of people, and they may be working in tandem with one another.” Though there may be multiple people involved in the tagging, Earle said they don’t appear to be gang related. If these taggers are caught, they could be facing some serious consequences from the London Police as well as the college. Since the damage so far has cost the college a couple thousand dollars, this is a serious offence in terms of mischief creating property damage, which, according to Earle, involves criminal charges. “(The charges) can range from fines to potential jail time as a consequence, so it is quite significant.” If it turns out that the taggers are students, they could face consequences up to and including expulsion from the college. “I wanted to make sure the campus was aware of it so they could be watchful for this sort of thing and perhaps help us with this investigation,” said Earle. If you have any information about the taggers, contact Campus Security Services in D1027, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519-452-4400.
Strike-related terminations cause controversy
KIRSTEN ROSENKRANTZ INTERROBANG
On Monday, October 3, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union ran an advertisement in the London Free Press. The advertisement read, “Reinstate fired workers at Fanshawe College,” and was printed in an effort to gain public support for their cause. During the recent OPSEU support staff strike, five part-time employee’s positions were terminated at Fanshawe College. Parttime support staff members are not union members and therefore were not on strike. The college issued a notice to all part-time support staff that if they refused to cross the picket line and attend work, their positions would be terminated, which is exactly what happened to these five people. According to Marg Rae, President of the Local 109 union at Fanshawe, they have tried to have the five positions reinstated by circulating a petition. Rae took the petition with 400 signatures to the Board of Governors meeting, but “they refused to allow us to talk, they had security at the meeting, and told us that if we did not stop talking we would be escorted out, and it’s a public meeting,” said Rae. Rae said that three of the five people whose positions were terminated had been full-time support staff with Fanshawe College for over 20 years that had retired, but returned to work part-time. When
the strike began, they refused to cross the picket line to show support for their long-time colleagues. Fanshawe’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Emily Marcoccia, said because this situation involves personnel information, the college is limited in what they can discuss. She did, however, note that, “This is something that happened provincially … so any decision regarding that action which was taken during the strike or at the onset of the strike has either been made at the provincial level or could be made at the provincial level. Fanshawe was not unique in this, so it wouldn’t be Fanshawe’s decision.” For Rae, this is an issue that she feels Howard Rundle should be involved in fixing. “We have a very inactive College President, and to me, things have to change on the top because these decisions are far reaching. Getting your picture in the paper and building buildings is one thing, but to actually have good labour relations and (show) that you care about your employees is far more reaching,” said Rae. Rae and the union have issued a formal request to be put on the agenda of the Board of Governors meeting for October and are hopeful that they will have the opportunity to formally discuss the issue and get the five employees’ positions reinstated.
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‘Budget’ doesn’t have to be a scary word
Creating a budget can be almost as hard as sticking to one, but luckily, a team of students in Fanshawe’s Professional Financial Service program want to help. The Financial Planning Standards Council’s third annual Financial Planning Week runs from October 17 to 21, and some students are working hard to bring some of that financial know-how to campus. As part of Financial Planning Week, the FPSC sent out a challenge to the Certified Financial Planners of Canada asking them to propose an idea that would promote financial planning in their communities. “Some of the challenge criteria included improving financial literacy in the community and increasing Canadians’ awareness of financial planning,” explained Kateri Nantais, a second-year PFS student and organizer of the event on campus. “Our proposal was to offer Fanshawe students free budgeting advice for the week of October 17 to 21 right in the school.” “We submitted our idea to the Financial Planning Week Challenge, and we are honoured that they have recognized our efforts,” said Nantais. “By winning the challenge, this will allow us to have funding for our event and for our newly established Financial Society.” One of the main goals of Financial Planning Week is to reach out to people who don’t readily have access to financial planning. When she heard that that was one of the goals of the week, Nantais immediately thought of her fellow students. “A lot of the time, it costs money to talk to somebody (like a financial planner). This is (students’) chance to … get advice.” Though the PFS students are not fully certified yet, they do know their way around a budget, savings plans and more. On October 17, 20 and 21 the PFS students will be set up in SC building near the Oasis on the first floor, and on October 18 and 19 they will be on the second floor of the SC building in the mezzanine. Each day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., they will be armed with information sheets and sample budgets. They will be available to take some time to chat with anyone who needs a little help putting a budget together. The whole point of the week is to help students and create awareness, said Matt Aalbers, another second-year PFS student who is helping to organize the event. “Awareness that’s helping with their money, but also to open their eyes to see where their money’s going so they can be smart with their money … If you can control it, you’d be amazed at the possibilities and the potential you can have with that money.” “Not only that,” he continued, “it’s a win-win: it also helps us … it’s kind of just a small look into the whole big picture of how to help people with their finances.” Nantais agreed. “It’s really, really awkward sitting down looking face-to-face with somebody and saying, ‘How much money do you make? Where do you spend your money?’” she said. “I think it’s going to be really good experience for us.” Upon graduation, these Professional Financial Service workers will also work with investments, retirement planning, estate planning and more. “Any aspect of your life that has to do with money, we’re there,” Nantais continued. “We’re there to help people.” “It’s every part of planning your finances: present, future, retirement,” added Aalbers. “It covers from the get-go to the finish line.” Financial planning help is imperative, said Nantais. “We need it, we need it at the school, and we don’t have it, and I think it’s really important.” That’s where the Financial Society will come in. It’s a club started by the PFS students to help others manage their money not just during Financial Planning Week, but throughout the entire school year. “The Financial Society has officially formed,” said Nantais, who is President of the Society. “We are currently working hard on the plans for Financial Planning Week, and we also have a lot of other ideas about helping students in the upcoming school year. We have such a great team of hard working, dedicated students working together and I know they are going to make a long-lasting impact at this school.” For more information about the event or the Fanshawe Financial Society, contact Nantais at email@example.com. To learn more about the Financial Planning Standards Council and their annual Financial Planning Week, check out financialplanningweek.ca.
Kateri and Matt’s Budgeting Tips
• Keep all your receipts: “If you keep all your receipts and tally them up either by the week or the month, you can see somewhat briefly where your money (is going), how much you’re spending on entertainment as opposed to, say, how much you’ve been wanting to spend on entertainment,” said Aalbers. • Watch for weekly deals: “Tuesday is cheap night everywhere: movies, the bar, etc.,” said Nantais. “(Students are) going to go to the movies, they’re going to have fun. Why would you pay extra just because it’s on a Saturday night rather than do it on a Tuesday?” • Keep your savings separate: “When I get my OSAP, I put it in my savings account, which is not attached to my debit card,” said Nantais. “If you do get a lump sum from your RESP or wherever you get your money from, don’t make it attached to your debit card because it’s too tempting (to spend).” • Save it and pay it back: “I keep as much money as I can, so come (graduation), I budget for a couple months – how much I’m going to need – other than that, I put it all right back,” said Aalbers. In other words, pay OSAP with OSAP, and reduce interest on the loan by paying it all back quickly. • Don’t be tempted to spend it all: Just because you have a ton of money from OSAP, “You don’t have to spend all of it,” said Nantais. “People think because they get it, they need to spend it,” added Aalbers. “You don’t have to spend it.”
The shortest distance between new friends is a smile
ERIKA FAUST INTERROBANG
Some Fanshawe students have travelled great distances to be here, while others grew up just down the street from the college. The International Department’s activities like the Host Program and Conversation Circles are bringing people together from all over the world. “The Host Program helps to integrate the international students into Fanshawe, the student community and also the London community,” explained Faith Maudsley from Fanshawe’s International Department. To get involved with the Host Program, Canadian and international students sign up by taking a personality test, which asks questions about what program they’re in, their age, interests, hobbies and more. Each international student is then paired up with a Canadian student based on their answers. There is no deadline to sign up for this program, as it runs all year. “What we hope for is that once a week, the partners will meet up together for an hour,” Maudsley said. “It could be just to meet for coffee between classes, it could be to go bowling or to go shopping or to play squash – anything where they have a similar interest.” The benefit to international students is clear, she said. “It really helps our students, who can feel lost at first when they come. It helps them settle in and meet a Canadian. A lot of times what happens is they’ll come and they’ll just hang out with people from their own background, but we really want to integrate them into Fanshawe and into London.” This program can also help international students learn English or to minimize their accents, but it can also work the other way around, said Maudsley. “We do have a couple people who have come in and asked to learn a different language. We say it’s kind of like Eat, Pray, Love,” she laughed. Weekly Conversation Circles are another way for students to get involved and meet new friends.
Conversation Circles bring together second-language students and volunteers who have English as their first language – these volunteers don’t have to be students, they can be from the community as well. The Circles are open to anyone who is interested in participating; there is no deadline or application process – just show up and start chatting. “It’s an opportunity for secondlanguage students to just speak without having a scripted dialogue,” explained Beverly Haggerty, English as a Second Language Technologist at the Learning Centre on campus. “It’s kind of nice, because they get to make lots of interesting friends.” Haggerty said she generally starts off with an icebreaker for the first few meetings. “I find after that, it facilitates itself.” She said she gives each student a Bingostyle sheet with a question in each square, and this activity really gets people talking. In order to fill out the sheet, each person must approach others to ask questions like “Who is from China?,” “Who drinks orange juice?” and “Who has a brother?” “It gives them an opportunity to meet other people … it’s always a lot of fun,” she laughed. Haggerty said she tries to get a mix of people to get everyone to break out of their shells a bit. “I like to try to break them up – I don’t want all Chinese students sitting together, or all Korean students. I do try to separate them.” In this comfortable setting with friendly people, “you see lots of nice friendships evolving,” she added. Each Circle meeting can see up to 40 or 50 people involved, she said. “It’s an amazing mix. I’m going to guess that at any one time, we probably have 10 different countries represented. It’s interesting, because a lot of my volunteers came here as young people from another country, they speak perfect English, but they understand the value of having something like this.” Activities like these not only help international students get a lit-
tle more comfortable in their new environment, it can also be great volunteer experience for Canadian students – some of whom hope to go on to teach English overseas. Even if it’s not through the International Department, “We find that Canadian students are really helpful anyways to international students,” said Maudsley. She cited a story told to her by an international student, who said he had been confused in class about a sheet that required him to list his next of kin. A Canadian student in his class immediately volunteered to be his next of kin, take notes for him – “anything he needed help with, the Canadian student was there,” Maudsley said proudly. Applications for the Host Program can be found at the Welcome Kiosk in F building and the Student Union office (SC 2012), or head to A2025 and fill out the form with some help from Maudsley herself. For more information about the Host Program, contact Maudsley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conversation Circles began earlier this month. They run every Monday and Wednesday, with a meeting from 12 to 1 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. each day. Monday meetings are held in T1027 until November 14; Wednesday meetings are held in D1015 until November 23; and from November 30 to December 7, Wednesday meetings are held in B1042. For more information about Conversation Circles, contact Haggerty at email@example.com.
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Oilsands protesters from across the country converge in Ottawa for a day of action
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OTTAWA (CUP) — An estimated 100 people were arrested on Parliament Hill September 26 as hundreds of citizens from across the country descended on Canada’s seat of government to protest the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and further development of Alberta’s oilsands. Following a 10 a.m. rally around the Centennial Flame, waves of protesters began to peacefully scale the barricades set up by the RCMP on the lawn stretching up to Centre Block and sit on the grass on the other side. “All together, there (were) over 30 waves of people that crossed this barricade and did a sit-in on the other side, and now one by one these very brave individuals are being arrested and processed by the RCMP,” estimated York University graduate student and oilsands activist Kimia Ghomeshi. “I’m here today in solidarity with all the First Nations communities that are presently impacted by the tar sands and opposing the proposed pipeline that would come with the expansion of the tar sands,” she explained. The action, or sit-in, was coordinated by several groups, including the Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada and the Indigenous Environmental Network and was billed as a publicly organized, peaceful act of civil disobedience that drew citizens from all over the country.
“These people, the reason they’ve come here today is because they realize that we’ve come to a point where we need to escalate ... all these actions we were taking before were being disregarded by the federal government, so it’s time for us to be more creative if we want change to happen,” said Ghomeshi. University of Guelph student Cassy Andrew made her way to Ottawa to participate in what she called “an extremely important action.” “The bottom line is that resources are being destroyed and depleted and once that’s done we can’t go back,” she said. “We’re risking the lives of billions of people, depleting a resource such as water in exchange for oil, when we should be moving away from our dependency on oil.” Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver released a statement on September 26 supporting the Keystone XL pipeline with no mention of the protest. “Canada’s energy sector is a cornerstone of our national economy and future prosperity ... revenues to government from the upstream oil and gas sector in 2010 totalled more than $16 billion,” it read. “That’s money that supports Canada’s quality of life — including investments in health care, infrastructure and keeping taxes low for Canadian families. Currently, Canada’s oil sands directly employ 132,000 people and account for hundreds of thou-
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Many protesters successfully and peacefully stationed themselves behind an RCMP barricade on Parliament Hill during the September 26 demonstration against the Keystone XL pipeline. sands of indirect jobs across Canada,” the statement continued. “It’s a really, really destructive industry,” Carleton University student Espoir Manirambona said from the other side of the barricade. “I mean, it destroys more than it creates. “I think most Canadians, the vast majority of Canadians, are already with us, and agree that we need a sustainable economy — green jobs, which we can leave behind for our kids, not jobs that are fueled by an industry (that) destroys the environment,” Manirambona continued. Many speakers featured throughout the day hailed from communities directly affected by the oilsands. “If people really listen to the stories of the people that are being affected by things like the tar sands and by climate change, then they’re not going to be able to just sit back and not do anything,” said Andrew. “That’s why we’re risking arrest right now,” said Manirambona. “This is the civil rights movement of our time: climate justice.”
Researchers link unemployment to longer life
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WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — Despite the apparent downsides to unemployment, two Wilfrid Laurier University professors have found that unemployed Canadians may in fact live longer. Hideki Ariizumi and Tammy Schirle of the university’s economics department have compiled a study based on over 30 years of data. “The project was actually done very quickly,” Schirle said. According to Schirle, the two had already been working on a project examining the correlation between unemployment and mortality. “No one had touched on the Canadian side yet,” Ariizumi said. When the pair discovered this, they turned their attention specifically to Canadian statistics. Schirle and Ariizumi found that during times of recession, mortality rates of middle-aged Canadians were exceptionally low. When asked to identify a cause, the professors named numerous factors. “People (have) fewer car accidents during recessions, they aren’t driving as much, they don’t go out drinking that much, they don’t go out partying that much,”
Schirle explained. “All these things lead to lower mortality rates.” Other contributing factors included individuals tending to spend less money on fast food and cigarettes and finding more time for leisurely exercise. Numerous studies have also found that unemployed persons sleep more. In other countries, research has shown that heart disease decreases during times of recession. “The biggest difference between the U.S. and the Canadian data we found was that while in the U.S., in seniors, mortality rates drop during recessions,” Schirle explained. “We don’t get that in Canada.” She and Ariizumi attributed this to Canada’s health care system. “It brings light to the importance of Canada’s health care institutions, keeping Canadians healthy regardless of what kind of economy we’re in,” she said. Ariizumi emphasized that while these results show a correlation between recession and mortality, it is obviously better to seek employment. “I’m a little afraid that people will take this as ‘unemployment is good for health,’” he said. “Obviously, being unemployed is not a very good thing.”
5QuestionsAthletics & Residence Life Adam Gourlay - FSU VP
ERIKA FAUST INTERROBANG
1. What’s one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn’t?
I guess one thing everyone knows about me is my dislike for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I guess after the season they had last year, I suppose the one thing you shouldn’t know is that I’m a Sens fan.
2. What has been your best memory at Fanshawe so far?
First and foremost, my favourite memory is just meeting all of these incredible people. The teachers I’ve had in Architecture and Business have been grade-A, and the friends I’ve made along the way are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! I love being a par t of the crew of amazing people at FSU and Fanshawe Athletics. I feel very welcomed at Fanshawe and cherish the people I’ve met.
3. Put your MP3 player on shuffle – what three songs come up?
1. “Locomotive Breath” by Jethro Tull 2. “The Wizard” by Uriah Heep 3. “Beck’s Bolero” by The Jeff Beck Group
4. What movie most resembles your life?
I’d have to say Rudy. It’s a classic spor ts movie starring Sean Astin (aka Samwise Gamgee of the Shire). Besides being a giraffe, I see par ts of myself in that little scrappy guy. As corny as it sounds, I know that if I get knocked down, I’ll always get back up. If someone tells me no, it kind of makes me want to do it more.
5. What’s one TV show you would recommend to everyone?
I would recommend the oldie but goldie Cheers - it’s a classic. The whole atmosphere of the show is amazing. The writing is fantastic and the actors will always make you laugh. I remember visiting the two Cheers locations in Boston and seeing how proud the city is to be associated with such a funny show. Definitely check it out if you want to be reminded of a “simpler” time.
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Once upon a time in a land not too far away, I made the naïve presumption that the world of theatre was somehow more legit than that of rock ’n’ roll – that was, until the following story was relayed to me… Excited to endeavour to express his artistic side via a new medium, I’ve been assured that the motivation behind the following actions of my good friend (who will remain nameless, out of respect) stemmed only from a desire to achieve what was best for the production for all involved. Upon being cast for their various roles, he and the others were issued a score, script and CD featuring the musical’s key tracks and provided with the simple instructions that they were to familiarize themselves with each before formal rehearsals began. Well, one can only imagine the dismay he and his fellow cast members experienced when practices started and they discovered that one of the featured tracks was to be performed in a completely different (MUCH higher) key than what was featured on the disc. Worse, the leads in the song were clearly “actors” more than “singers” and their struggle to hit the right pitches was apparent to everyone. Several under-the-breath comments, grimaces and questions were issued toward the musical director (MD, for short) of the production, but he seemed either oblivious or uninterested in catering to the strengths of the cast. My friend gave him the benefit of the doubt that it was the former and sent him a politely worded email that I agree was anything but confrontational bringing this concern to the MD’s attention. The message emphasized that my friend was merely speaking on behalf of himself and SOME of his fellow cast members with whom he’d conversed, and proposed that perhaps at the next rehearsal a poll could be taken to see how everyone was feeling in regard to the new key of the song. Now, admittedly, this was my friend’s first ever experience with community theatre and therefore he’s willing to admit it’s possible he did not correctly follow protocol here, however it only seemed logical to him (and me, for that matter) that if one had a
music-related concern, they’d address it toward the music director. But I digress… Believe it or not, my friend’s seemingly innocuous act addressing what he felt was only a minor concern led to all hell breaking loose and the MD proceeding to send out a mass email to the entire cast and crew accusing my friend of being the ringleader in a “mutiny” against him. Instead of even attempting to resolve this matter professionally (keep in mind my friend even offered to apologize to everyone despite the fact he’s still not certain where he went wrong), he was as they say “cut” from the show. Now there are several different psychological concepts this story houses within itself (e.g.: out-group versus in-group mentality and “scapegoat-ism” to mention a few), but I’d like to offer a theoretical hypothesis for the MD’s over-the-top response: Generally as a result of some sort of trauma or bullying they’ve experienced, certain individuals (usually those with pre-existing insecurities) develop what is known as a “hypersensitive” disposition as a means of self-preservation. Essentially, on a subconscious level, their minds become primed to react consistently in a “survival protectionist mode” (also known as “defensiveness”) anytime anyone proposes even the slightest objection/suggestion in regard to their actions. Given that I’m told the MD was an eccentric fellow and member of a minority group, I’m gonna hazard a guess and suggest that he likely continues to be/has been in the past tormented by others. Because of this hypersensitivity, such individuals are unable to react rationally (i.e.: non-defensively/non-emotionally/noncombatively) even when NO clear “personal attacks” are issued (personal attacks to be discussed at length in the near future). As leadership mentor Shelley Holmes explains in her hit e-book, Influence Your Way to Success, a hypersensitive reaction occurs when one feels psychologically “unsafe” in conversation. This feeling of “unsafeness” is triggered by a fear of “being found to be less than what they want others to perceive them as, a loss of status, (a belief that one’s) selfimage is under challenge, (a belief that one’s) self-esteem is threatened or finally a fear of rejection.” Basically, anything that doesn’t fit into the context of “praise” – regardless of the tone used, content discussed or the person who is uttering said remarks – is interpreted as a means to “go to
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Prepare to run for cover if questioning a person with a defensive personality. war.” It’s important to recognize that the MD’s elected form of strategy (i.e.: to form a gossip train) instead of having a mature adult discussion with my friend directly or at the least asking the director of the show to act as a mediator between them to resolve the issue, further exemplifies (t)his behaviour is rooted in insecurity: why else would one launch a “smear your enemy/pity me campaign” unless it were to seek the validation of others and therefore denounce any sense of personal responsibility for causing the concern? That’s high school tactics 101. The biggest problem however when it comes to hypersensitive individuals is that if you point out their defensiveness, it generally only leads to them then becoming defensive about being defensive. Eugh! Suffice it to say there’s a reason that defensiveness has been labelled one of the “four horsemen of (relationship) apocalypse” by psychology professor and marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman. It not only impedes communication between parties, it ALSO impedes selfreflection on behalf of the individual afflicted by this issue. The reality is this: defensiveness, like depression, is ultimately something the bearer of said behaviour has to overcome by first being willing to admit they have a problem. If you should ever (god forbid) find yourself in a situation wherein you’re dealing with a hypersensitive individual, how you react in turn will undoubtedly be affected by your relationship to him/her. If, for example, you’re dealing with a loved one, the best advice I can offer is to gently remind them that the motivation behind whatever you’ve said or done that’s resulted in their defensiveness is purely coming from a place of care and therefore there is no need for them to feel threatened. If, on the other hand, you encounter this behaviour from a stranger, superior or someone with better established political ties within the group, you may very well be as screwed as my poor friend was.
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Letters to the Editor
We must ban the blood ban
CAMILLE CHACRA THE LINK
MONTREAL (CUP) — On September 8, the United Kingdom's Health Department announced that, as of November, gay men will be allowed to give blood — if they refrain from any form of sexual contact for an entire year. Although deemed progressive by some, this newly established concession is actually more ignorant than it is groundbreaking. In light of the UK’s new stance, Canada may reconsider its own policy, as it is currently one of many countries that forbid gay men from donating blood at all. It’s great that Canada wants to be “progressive” and “tolerant,” but hopefully our country can realize that the UK’s recent announcement is neither of the above. On the contrary, this “lightened” ban is more of a colossal slap in the face than a step in the right direction. “Blood donation eligibility criteria should be based on individual behaviour, backed by advanced screening, not on sexuality,” wrote Nursing Times reporter Steve Ford. Although it is crucial that blood donation agencies follow strict protocol that requires their donors to be tested for any medical, sexual or drug-related blips, they shouldn’t assume that HIV is exclusively a homosexual disease. Best Health magazine recently reported
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that in a 2010 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Mark Wainberg, a prominent researcher in the field of HIV/AIDS, argued that the ban is illegitimate. He wrote that “the risk of a false negative on an HIV test has been nearly eliminated since Canada’s blood system began using a highly sensitive nucleic acid test to screen blood.” If health systems are able to thoroughly screen blood, why must gay men kiss their libidos goodbye for an entire year in the UK? More importantly, with the technological advances the world has seen, why hasn’t this ban been abolished sooner? The only real reason for these full or partial bans must be called what it is — flagrant discrimination.
Partially lifting the ban in the UK just isn’t good enough. The gay community is asking for complete equality — something it deserves. It is nonsensical to stereotype a group based on sexual orientation, depriving them of the fundamental right to donate clean blood. Shame on the members of the UK Health Department. They shouldn’t be patting themselves on the back: what they’ve done wasn’t progressive. It was discriminatory. If they want to earn their kudos, they should abolish the ban, use the technology available to effectively screen blood and stop hiding behind dated stereotypes. As for Canada, we should learn from the mistakes made across the pond, and make a change that actually moves us forward.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Indigenous studies? How about colonial studies?
We need to spend less time on the ‘Indian problem’ and more time on the imperial one
ADAM GAUDRY AND ELAINE ALEXIE THE MARTLET
How I feel about Mitchell Wilson’s death
NOTES FROM DAY SEVEN
The worst thing about being bullied that I can remember is the feeling that my grade five classmates thought I was dirt. Most of the bullying I experienced came from a violent kid named Ricky, who was a kind of ringleader in the rural elementary school where I had just started. Before that, I don’t recall being intentionally hurt by other kids, though I did have a hard time fitting in. That could have been because I had moved from the Maritimes to Ontario. There were at least three moves in rapid succession, the third resulting in my being placed in yet another school – and in a class with Ricky. The first bullying I can remember from him was verbal. Once, during a lull in class, Ricky leaned over to one his friends, and making sure that I could hear him, set his eye on me and said, “I heard that Veenema picks his scabs and eats them.” Maybe I was (and am) more sensitive than most, but I can still feel the cut of those words. The bullying was more than verbal. There were several times during the next five years when, accompanied by a pack of his friends, Ricky would catch me alone and punch me in the stomach. The last time that happened I was in grade nine. And Ricky was not the only perpetrator. I wish that I could say that I received a lot of support from my family. But that was not the case, and I don’t really want to say much about that here. I now know that my parents, to whom I looked in desperation for help, were having a difficult time finding their
own path in terms of work and financial security. Dutch immigrants, they did not find the promises of the Canadian immigration service (or whatever it was called) coming true for them. My father, who had grown up in a rough and tumble family of eight boys where there was lots of play fighting, didn’t seem to understand that there was another kind. He thought that by telling me to stand up for myself I was getting all the support I needed. Mitchell Wilson, already a victim of muscular dystrophy, was just about my age when another child decided that, like me, he was fair game. According to his dad, the bully smashed his face into concrete so hard that some of his teeth were knocked out. An online article quoted the father as saying that his son could not stand the idea of going “to court to face these criminals. He wasn’t going to do that anymore.” I can completely understand the feeling of helplessness and dread that could have overcome Mitchell. Just a few hours after learning he would have to go court, Mitchell’s body was found, a plastic bag tied around his head. Apparently, he killed himself in his bedroom. I can think of several things that got me through grade five and the years that followed. First, there was my church and the youth group of which I was a part. I did not dare to share my anguish with them, but it was a safe place, a place where I was accepted. And there was prayer. And this too, was a help, even though the source of my pain was not fully removed. Second, I had a fantastic teacher in grade five. A caring Baptist lady, Mrs. Noble, she seemed to understand how much I wanted to be accepted. Once, when she went into the city to buy a present for the outgoing principal, she took me and another student with her. She treated us to a chocolate sundae. I
will never forget that, or her. Finally, I would say that my home was a help. We were not abused there so I knew that it was not necessary for me to be punched and ridiculed. I could see that my parents were making good things happen, and from this I knew that the long-term picture for me did not have to include being beaten and made fun of. Actually, I think there were other things that helped. I had a wild crush on a girl with long blonde hair, so going to school was not all bad. She never returned the favour even though I kept drawing pictures and giving them to her all year long. It was also the year the Beatles came to North America and I discovered music in a new way. What else could have helped? Probably the biggest thing would have been if my parents had understood and could have stood alongside me, speaking with the school staff and the parents of the abuser. And, secondly, I think that if the teachers and principal could have reacted more directly to put a stop to the bullying that took place in that school with some well placed, swift punishiment, I would have felt that, indeed, I was not the one with the problem – that the bullies and their families were. I am with Mitchell on this one. Little kids who are victims of bullies should not have to return to environments to face their destroyers. Bullies must be stopped swiftly and expelled. Going to the courts is not likely to help many victims. The wheels of the Canadian justice system often turn too slowly. It’s been a long time. My being a victim of bullying forced me later on (and continues to force me) to deal with the issue of forgiveness when the perpetrator will likely never ask for it. And, I think, it has also helped me to understand the pain of other victims, and that is not a bad thing.
VICTORIA (CUP) — When one thinks about what is taught in indigenous studies, too often one thinks of a romanticized anthropological study of indigenous culture — basically white people studying “Indians.” While the ongoing presence of indigenous students, staff and faculty in the academy have challenged this perception, some non-Natives assume the department offers classes on indigenous peoples in order to teach two things: indigenous cultures (classic ethnography) and the “Indian problem.” The latter usually takes the tone of, “What is wrong with Native communities, and how can we (‘we’ being nonNatives) fix it.” This content is unfulfilling for indigenous students who enroll to develop skills to work in their communities. In class, we often find ourselves caught in the same old discussions, while others, new to our lived reality, take some time to catch up. It gets to the point where all indigenous-focused classes, even upperyear ones, seem like “Intro to Native Studies” all over again. There is a genuine interest among some settler folks in learning about indigenous peoples; this is good. But it doesn’t mean that a colonial way of learning about indigenous peoples has been discarded. In fact, in the classrooms of universities across the country, Native students are usually expected to be the authority on all things Native for the other students. We are expected to speak to our experiences, to our way of living and being in the world. We are doubly expected to share our stories about oppression and exploitation (just not in a way that makes anyone feel guilty). Culture and resistance can’t be learned about in a classroom. They must be experienced elsewhere. An indigenous community is the obvious place to start, but those who know indigenous communities know that you must be accepted by the community before you can learn anything, and acceptance is a difficult thing to get, because it involves building trust over time. Communities may not wish to teach culture and spirituality to outsiders; these things are theirs. There are ways — respectful ways — to approach these issues. It is not through indigenous students, who have enough reading and writing to fill our time without worrying about doing other people’s learning for them. It could be through indigenous and non-indigenous instructors and professors who are paid to do this. But the most readily available source of information is other settlers, local activist organizations and social justice movements. There is plenty that can be learned in the classroom, and it can be a space of great dialogue, but it is not necessarily a place to discuss culture and social suffering. It is a place to learn about the colonial relationship in Canada, which is still very much alive, between settlers and indigenous peoples. If you take a class as a non-indigenous person, be less focused on us and our societies, and more focused on you and yours. Invest the time to learn about Canada’s colonial past and imperial future — a future that you can shape.
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Birthday Boys double down
BOBBY FOLEY INTERROBANG
Peter Gabriel’s New Blood hits stores on October 11.
Peter Gabriel gives New Blood
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. And every now and then, I get the opportunity to share something truly inspiring with you, and it’s those times when I most enjoy writing to you every week. Like this week. Unless you’ve spent some time in your life digging through old records, old music on old albums that belong to someone you know, chances are split whether or not you’re familiar with the music of Peter Gabriel. Born in 1950 in Surrey, England, Gabriel launched his music career by founding the theater-rock group Genesis with his schoolmates at the age of 17. During the 1970s, however, Gabriel was at the centre of a lot of tension with the band, and decided to leave. His solo career began with four self-titled records from 1977 to 1982 — spawning singles like “Solsbury Hill,” “Games Without Frontiers,” “Shock The Monkey” and more — however it was his 1986 album So that forever cemented his place among musical geniuses for all time. Since that busy period in the 1980s, Gabriel hasn’t released much new music; while he regularly produces soundtracks and collections of compositions, much of his time these days is spent working on some project or another, further pushing the boundaries between art and music and life. In 2000, it was OVO, the soundtrack for the Millenium Dome Show in London, England. 2008 saw the release of Big Blue Ball, the world music sculpture album
18 years in the making, and just last year Gabriel released Scratch My Back, a collection of cover songs reimagined as orchestral versions of themselves performed without guitars or drums. Which is directly responsible for New Blood, which hit stores October 11. While touring the Scratch My Back project, Gabriel decided to rework some of his catalogue to perform in the second half — applying the same orchestral filter to his previous work. Gabriel began the album streaming last week; every hour on the hour, another song from the album would become available to stream, cycling over and over leading up to the release this week. The music is sweeping, at times delicate, at times devastating. Such interesting new insight has been coaxed out of these songs, unexpected arrangements meander throughout, compelling you to listen to every second. For me, the only moment that wasn’t perfection was vocalist Ane Brun on “Don’t Give Up,” a vocal part so dear to me that it doesn’t sound right when performed from a tender angle. But that’s just me, the good news is that New Blood will inspire you uniquely. Peter Gabriel is a pretty fascinating artist with a really cool discography — if you’re interested in more about his music, his awardwinning humanitarian work or his latest collaborative projects, visit his website at petergabriel.com or consider following him on Twitter @itspetergabriel. And for more music news, views and streams you can follow me on Twitter @fsu_bobbyisms or on Tumblr at bobbyisms.com, and definitely check out the Music Recommendations thread in our FSU social network while you’re in there. I’m out of words.
If you gave thanks this weekend for good music, you’ll be happy to know that Peterborough’s Birthday Boys are returning to Call The Office on October 11, and they’re sharing the stage with King City guitar heavyweight Amanda Zelina, The Coppertone. But in true Birthday Boy fashion, there’s more to the story — the gig is one of two in London as a part of their October residency tour of Ontario. Fifteen gigs in six cities in three weeks, all beginning last week with a three-night stretch. “We just figured it’d be great to do a bunch of shows all in one month,” explained singer/guitarist Jordan Mack. “Get to know some people in the different communities, and then hopefully they’ll keep coming out and we get to play for them again.” “I think for so long, so many bands are just doing it, where you go and you have a gig and that’s it,” he continued. “The main idea was just to really actually get to know people; it’s so tough to sustain a following if you aren’t actually meeting people.” If the band — Mack and singer/guitarist Graeme Kennedy, bassist Jeremy Boyd and drummer Matt Paige — has proven anything in the past couple of years, it’s that they love a creative challenge; last fall, they hit the road on tour in support of their 30 Songs, 30 Days project, for which they wrote and filmed one new song every day for a month while
The Birthday Boys will be at London’s Call The Office for a pair of shows in October, one on the 11 and the other on the 19. they toured across the country, a gritty adventure. Only months later, the band was on the road again, this time partnering with truthexplosion.com to produce and feature a 10-part video documentary while they toured. Time and time again, Birthday Boys find new ways of making touring interesting and performances memorable. “That’s been a big part of it for us, even just from the enjoyment side of things. We like to have fun with it, try to do it a bit differently,” Mack agreed. In addition to touring draws, however, the Birthday Boys have been working hard on shaping new material. “We’ve recorded a lot of new stuff in the last few months,” Mack confirmed. “We’ve been demoing some new singles and new material with the idea that in the new year we’ll probably be looking at a new record.” “We’ve been slow to record for a while, just trying to work the industry side of the music, so we’re all really excited to get recording some more and put an actual album together. We’re continually redeveloping our sound.” For more on Birthday Boys and their October residency tour, visit them online at birthdayboysmusic.com and follow them on Twitter @birthdayboys. They’re performing on October 11 and 19 at Call The Office downtown, admission is only $5.
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JAYMIN PROULX INTERROBANG
Ohbijou and Metal Meets
BOBBY FOLEY INTERROBANG
A beautiful “Addiction”
Medina, a Danish-Chilean dance artist, is reaching pinnacle status on the electronic radar. The 29year-old songstress released her first singles in Denmark in 2007 followed by an album, Tæt på (Up Close), that same year. Hitting hard in her home country of Denmark, she released four singles that made the charts but had not yet been translated to English. It Medina was apparent that the Danes knew there was an export in the making, but until Medina’s English versions were released, Canadian clubs had not been privy to her talent. Once her singles hit UK, a tsunami of Medina exploded, and soon enough, Welcome to Medina came across the Atlantic to Canada (by way of the U.S. of course). In July 2010, her first international album was released in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and most recently (just last month) in North America. Welcome to Medina was an English version of poppy dance electronic: satisfying, soulful and a little kick to the dance floor. Sure, she won Best Danish Act at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. Sure, she dresses classy, looks pretty and can sing in a few languages. But people start to talk when you get remixed, collaborate with Deadmau5 and your music videos hit YouTube like a storm. Plus, she’s so damn good! “You and I” has been reworked with the aforementioned Deadmau5. “Addiction” has also been worked with a few lesserknown artists. “Lonely” and “6 AM” are popular on YouTube’s video stream. But facts aside, this lady is solid – the album grips tight and doesn’t let go. “Addiction” and “You & I” make great songs for cardio workouts and the other songs are honest, believable and give you a clear idea of who she is as an artist and where her music is headed. Her words speak of heartbreak but also dreams and a lot of sexual tension. The background is clear electronica, with a strong dance rhythm and clever words intertwined. Though some record stores may not be carrying it presently, you can request it or find Welcome to Medina on iTunes, and watch her videos on YouTube and discover Medina for yourself. For more information, visit medinamusic.dk or tinyurl.com/medina-myspace.
This Thursday, October 13, will be a shining night for music in London as Toronto’s Ohbijou arrive to perform at Aeolian Hall in support of Metal Meets, their acclaimed new album released on September 27. Their third, the record is a lush sounding work, rich in texture and colour. In an effort to gain a little distance from the city and the city vibe, the band retreated into more remote locations, leaving Toronto behind to sculpt the record with rested ears and an open mind. “We wanted to try to push the sound a bit from our previous records,” said Casey Mecija. “We wanted to create a different environment for each song and also add things to our live show, and everything just happened very organically.” Ohbijou — comprised of Mecija, her sister Jenny Mecija, James Bunton, Ryan Carley, Anissa Hart and Heather Kirby — have outdone themselves with Metal Meets. In particular the lyrics evoke strong imagery cast against the music, and provide subtle direction in the flow of the record — Mecija’s voice grabs attention when necessary, and floats like another instrument otherwise. “They were very much influ-
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Ohbijou will be at Aeolian Hall on October 13. enced by what I was reading while I was writing the record, books by people like Anne Carson,” she explained. “She has this book called The Autobiography of Red, and I wrote the lyrics to ‘Metal Meets’ while reading that book.” Looking over the lyrics for the album, one might notice the similarity; language of substance, meaningful expressions and very little else — like the poet from B.C., Mecija clearly crafted the lyrics of the album carefully and purposefully. So too did the rest of the band; Ohbijou are a group so supportive of one another that the powerful minimalist vibe caught like a fire over the album. It’s easy to consider an album to be a work of art when each note is as valuable as the last. “I think we’re very mindful of what occupies space in a song,” Mecijaa reflected. “We’ve definitely encountered the danger of over-arranging a song; I think there are examples of that on our previous albums where we didn’t leave room for a breath.” “When we went into this record, we were really mindful of letting each note ring out, or giving space to the strings, careful not to overplay the drums and take over the bassline. We just kind of entered the environment of each song knowing that we wanted to showcase each instrument, and each part of the song in a really mindful and delicate way.” Ohbijou is playing the Aeolian Hall with Julie Doiran this Thursday, October 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $16, available through TicketScene at tinyurl.com/ohb-london. For more information on the band and their tour, visit them online at ohbijou.com or follow them on Twitter @ohbijou.
dents who couldn’t get in. Next time they’ll know to get their tickets in advance!” said FSU President Veronica Barahona. Clearly, EMT at Fanshawe was bound to be crazy before the show even began. At the start of the night, students full of excitement and anticipation rushed into Forwell Hall, many wearing EMT t-shirts. Eleven students even had the letters of “bacon strips” spelled out on their shirts. “We came here because we love Epic Meal Time. Bacon strips are delicious, hence the shirts … they have revolutionized the bacon strip genre for the rest of life,” said Travis MacCarl, who wore the “B” of “bacon strips.” Once the show began, the atmosphere in Forwell Hall shifted from excitement to mayhem. The air filled with the smell of alcohol, meat and sweat. Students crowded the stage in hopes of getting bacon, Big Macs and free t-shirts. “This isn’t even a show. We’ve just got our bacon and our liquor and we’re gonna have a good time,” said Morenstein, setting the tone for the rest of the night. The mob mentality swelled as the EMT cast convinced audience
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The cult of Epic Meal Time
KIRSTEN ROSENKRANTZ INTERROBANG
On October 5, the guys from Epic Meal Time rolled onto campus for a live version of their hit YouTube show. For those of you who don’t know, EMT is a YouTube sensation that took off a little over a year ago where a group of men make disgustingly delicious-looking over-the-top meals. Since then, the show has reached 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, 505,000 Likes on Facebook, and almost 200,000 followers on Twitter. Creator and host Harley Morenstein is joined by friends Tyler Lemco, David Heuff, Josh Elkin, Ameer Atari, Alex “Muscles Glasses” Perrault and videographer Sterling Toth. Joined together by their love of bacon and Jack Daniels, they have created EMT classics such as the TurBaconEpic Thanksgiving (a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a bird in a pig) and the Angry French Canadian (French toasted Parisian baguette, poutine, bacon, hot dog and maple syrup sandwich.) “The event was sold out. The line up went (from Forwell Hall) to the gym. There are a lot of sad stu-
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Travis MacCarl, wearing the “B” in “bacon strips,” organized a group of enthusiastic Epic Meal Time fans. members to go to the extreme, making the entire scene difficult to watch. One girl took off her own shirt for a free t-shirt, another let them pour maple syrup in her mouth, and multiple girls made out with each other on stage for bacon strips. To top it off, the EMT videographer was filming the whole thing, surely with plans to post it on YouTube. Morenstein encouraged chants of “bacon strips” and “you fucked up,” which students repeated in unison almost non-stop all night. Everyone fought over the slices of Big Mac–stuffed pig they were handing out, while MusclesGlasses gnawed on the pig’s head. The entire night was a prime example of what people will do to get attention from “celebrities.” Morenstein was the puppet master and had everyone eating right out of the palm of his hand, sometimes literally.
You ate how much? Tips to get back on track after holiday eating
TABITHA MCCARL INTERROBANG
Ah, Thanksgiving, with chilly weather just around the corner and the stress of upcoming midterms on our shoulders, it’s a time most students take advantage of to indulge in favourite comfort foods from home. Overindulgence, however, isn’t something we think about until we get back to class and find that our favourite pair of jeans don’t fit quite the same as they did last time we flirted with the cute guy or girl from Tuesday’s psych class. Whether you noticed the evidence on your bathroom scale or just want to do some damage control, here are six tips to try this week to get your body back on track and ready to fight exam week anxiety. Don’t feel guilty Throwing guilt trips at yourself for eating that extra slice/plate/bite (or two or three) of Mom’s home cooking just isn’t going to do any good. It won’t burn the extra calories and it is actually more likely to keep you from taking action against those calories. Be positive and get motivated! Don’t starve for three days to compensate for the extra calories Depriving your body of calories and nutrition actually slows down
your metabolism, making it harder to burn off the long weekend overload. So eat, but only when you’re actually hungry. Set a goal It’s easy enough to say that you’re going to recover from the weekend-long buffet, but what exactly does that mean? Make it clear to yourself what you want to accomplish, or chances are you won’t accomplish anything. It doesn’t have to be big, just something to work towards. Don’t start a hardcore exercise program Exercise is awesome; the benefits are so vast that they could fill a textbook. Two of those benefits include stress relief and heightened focus. So you (especially as a student) should have already been exercising before the holidays rolled around. If that isn’t the case, now is a great time to start off slow. Because if you do a weeklong boot camp to prevent turkey thighs, I can almost guarantee you won’t be exercising regularly by Christmas. Watch your alcohol! Sorry, guys; alcohol doesn’t just slow down your good judgement and motor skills, it also slows down your metabolism. When your body is busy dealing with the alco-
hol in your system, it has trouble breaking down the carbs and fat in your food. What does that mean? It means that great dinner you just had with the girls before hitting the bar is getting stored as body fat rather than being used as fuel.
Don’t overdo the caffeine Most of us know that caffeine temporarily boosts our metabolism and helps burn fat, so go ahead and enjoy your morning coffee – just remember there can be too much of a good thing. If you’re prepping for
exams, you’ll definitely be interested to know that some studies have shown caffeine to have a negative effect on long-term memory. With information from tinyurl.com/caffeine-memory.
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It’s that time of year again! Halloween season is here and it’s time to get your children into the spirit. The Fanshawe Student Union is holding its annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 22, in the Alumni Lounge in the FSU Student Centre on the second floor. Your children can participate in a day filled with spook-tacular activities, games, prizes and special guest entertainer. Each child will
also receive a candy bag. This event will start at 1:00 p.m. and will run until 3:00 p.m. It’s a great opportunity for your children to meet new friends and dress up in their costumes for a monster mash parade! Please register at the Biz Booth before October 20 to ensure your child can enjoy this exciting event. Children only pay $3, which can be done at the registration. Bring out your kids and have them dressed in their best Halloween outfits.
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osheasfarm.com 34089 Stonehouse Line, RR#3, Granton 27 km from campus This fantastic Fall Festival is great fun for families, but there’s something for everyone. “Everyone’s still a kid in one way or another,” laughed Jeremy O’Shea. There’s a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, horse-drawn wagons and so much more. You can get up close and personal with sheep, cattle, goats, chickens and pigs at the animal displays, or check out the bunny village for some ﬂuffy fun. Don’t forget to check out the farm market, where you can pick up fresh baked goods, produce, meats, cheeses, preserves and more to make your autumn delicious. Admission: General $10; Group pricing $8 for groups of four or more Dates and Times: Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
DWARF TREE ORCHARD
1697 Byron Baseline Rd., London 17 km from campus This orchard has been a London landmark for 25 years. Pick the ultimate jack-o’-lantern pumpkin from their patch, or spend hours ﬁnding the best fruit in the rows of their apple trees. They grow popular varieties like Jona Gold, Ida Red, Empire and more. There are tons of varieties of apples to choose from, so ﬁre up that oven and grab your favourite apple pie recipe, gather all you need to make apple jam or jelly, or eat these tasty fall fruits just as they are. Prices: Apples: 60¢/pound; Pumpkins start at $4 ea. Dates & Times: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
BELMONT CORN MAZE
belmontcornmaze.net 46614 Crossley-Hunter Line, RR #1, Belmont 27 km from campus This 10-acre corn ﬁeld houses three mazes: a minimaze and two full-size mazes. On the weekends following Thanksgiving, half the maze is transformed into a scare-your-pants-off labyrinth. “We always want to make it scarier than the year before,” said Janine Lunn, one of the owners of the maze, and she’s pretty conﬁdent that this year’s maze is more terrifying than years past. For scaredy-cat visitors – or those who just can’t seem to ﬁnd their way out – there will be “corn cops” on patrol. If you’re not big on haunted mazes, the maze is a non-scary one during the day and select nights (check the website for details). There will also be a charity barbeque onsite, a charity night and other events on the farm – check the website for more details. Admission (cash only): Regular Maze: General (18 and over) $8.25; Haunted Maze: $11 (all ages, not suitable for children under 10) Dates & Times: Regular maze: Saturdays 1 to 7 p.m., Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.; Haunted maze: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 (weather permitting) 7 to 10 p.m. (last visitors admitted one hour prior to closing)
GREAT LAKES FARMS
greatlakesfarms.ca 5111 Union Rd., RR#2 Port Stanley 51 km from campus This farm, located just outside of Port Stanley, is home to a delectable selection of pick-your-own apples, and it also features a pumpkin patch and a corn maze. Great Lakes also features a bakery where you can pick up a towering Mile-High Apple Pie, or spend some time in their café with a delicious apple crumble. This farm also features tons of fall fun for families, from a small petting zoo to weekend tractor/wagon rides to a playground for the young ones. “It’s a really nice day outing for families,” said Donna, who works at the farm. Prices: Most apple varieties: pick-your own 85¢/ pound or $1/pound for pre-picked; Honeycrisp apples: $1.95; Pumpkins: 40¢/pound; Corn Maze admission by donation Dates & Times: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KUSTERMANS BERRY FARMS
getlostlondon.com 23188 Springwell Rd., Mount Brydges 29 km from campus Kustermans is a fantastic fall destination, and their Fall Fest is a great way to spend an autumn afternoon. There are tons of activities for the young and young at heart; the admission price gets you into a sprawling 11-acre corn maze with three games to play inside, wagon rides, pig races, zip lines, pedal karts, pony rides and so much more. Included in the adult admission price is two shots with the corn cob cannon. “It’s a pretty big gun that they shoot,” said Steve Kustermans. Launch your cob 400 feet and try to hit some targets – additional shots are 50¢ each. There is also an on-site market, and you don’t need to pay the admission price to check it out. The market has tons of freshly baked treats, delicious berries straight from the farm, kitchen gadgets and cooking seasonings, gift items and more. Admission: General $10 Dates and Times: Fridays 3 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Ever dream of becoming a gourmet burger celebrity?
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro wants Fanshawe to name one of its 68 gourmet burgers!
ERIKA FAUST INTERROBANG
Coffee has several benefits that can help keep you healthy.
The perks of coffee
Need a pick-me-up? Chances are, October has you feeling more sluggish than sprightly. Summer is long forgotten, and all those late nights and early classes are starting to take their toll. So you hit the snooze button for the third (or fourth, or fifth) time, throw on your jacket, and drag your weary feet to class, where you collapse into a deep slumber on your textbook. No, wait … that’s not right. So what keeps you going? Ah, that’s right: coffee. Java, joe, sweet nectar – call it what you want. The fact of the matter is, as Canadians we’re all pretty used to waiting in the seemingly endless queue to buy our morning stimulant. And it’s no surprise, because caffeine, in the form of a delicious hot liquid, is nothing short of a miracle beverage. The availability of coffee has done nothing but grow over the past decades. Tim Horton’s coffee has become an icon for Canadians, expanding now on an international basis. Starbucks, Second Cup and even McDonald’s are now all huge success stories for their brews. In fact, it’s almost impossible to find an eating establishment that doesn’t have coffee on the menu. Second only to water, coffee is the world’s most consumed beverage. But surely something this tasty and popular must secretly be killing us? In this case, the answer is surprisingly uplifting. Aside from the
occasional over-caffeinated twitch, coffee offers nothing but healthy benefits. With just two calories per eight-ounce cup (not including cream and sugar) and no fat, coffee is a pretty guilt-free way to boost your mind and body. As long as you’re not overdoing it (drinking too many cups daily may increase blood pressure in those at risk), you’re actually doing yourself a huge favour by drinking the flavourful fuel. Over the past century, coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, colon cancer, liver cancer, gallstones, cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s disease. The amount of coffee that subjects must drink varies with each study, but the predominant theme is that the more regular the coffee drinker, the lower the risk of developing the ailments. Aside from these amazing results, it’s common knowledge that coffee can be used to cure fatigue, headaches, and it can even boost athletic performance. So what is it that makes coffee so healthy? As it turns out, coffee beans are packed full of diseasefighting antioxidants. Trigonelline, which gives coffee its pungent aroma, may also help reduce dental cavities due to its antibacterial properties. Caffeine, the most famous of coffee’s components, also offers health benefits, from helping to fend off Parkinson’s disease to keeping you awake enough to pull that all-night study session. Of course, it should be noted that caffeine is a drug, and it is no substitute for getting proper rest and eating a healthy diet. That being said, when consumed in appropriate doses, your morning java is, as ever, a little cup of heaven. Drink up!
Fanshawe is taking over downtown. Just a few weeks ago, Fanshawe announced its new downtown campus location. Now, Falcons get to name their very own burger at one of downtown’s hottest eateries: The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro (145 King St. across from the Covent Garden Market). The “The WORKS is not creative enough and needs your help in naming Fanshawe’s Burger” contest starts October 11 and runs until October 25. Submit your entry on the FSU Social Network (login to www.fsu.ca/social and check out the Blogs section). The person who comes up with the best Fanshawe-themed burger name will win a school year’s worth of burgers at The WORKS (a weekly burger from November to April). “(The name should be) something unique to students. It could almost be an inside joke to them,” said Kris Hunt, who owns the London WORKS location with Ian Roden. The burger to be named is topped with roasted red peppers, fresh avocado, havarti cheese and The WORKS’ own creamy Beechhouse sauce (a vegetable garden mayo they make in-house weekly). Take this as a delicious inspiration for a name that best represents the school and shows London what Falcons are made of. “The WORKS is a gourmet burger bistro that focuses on fresh, homemade food that is 100 per cent Canadian,” explained Roden. “We take burgers very seriously.” The network started in Ottawa, where Hunt and Roden worked for three years. The restaurant serves classic handmade milkshakes, icecold Canadian beer, hand-cut factory fries and a whole lot more. With over 60 different burger toppings to choose from – not to mention their in-house hand pressed half-pound patties (pure ground beef, whole chicken breast, ground turkey, organic beef, domestic elk or the veggie burger and Portobello mushroom cap for herbivores) – The WORKS has become a
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Think you’re clever enough to name a burger? The WORKS is offering Fanshawe students just that opportunity to name the aboved pictured burger. Creativity is a must. The winning entrant wins a weekly burger from November to April. To enter visit the FSU Social Network (login to www.fsu.ca/social and check out the Blogs section). hotspot for hungry Londoners. Besides the food, one of the things that keeps people coming back is the unique décor of the bistro, described as “urban industrial” by Hunt. The exposed pipes, brick walls and chain link fences make this restaurant pretty unique, while the electrical panels, switches, levers and more – designed by an artist from Merrickville – add to the industrial atmosphere. The restaurant may look as though it was thrown together with any old odds and ends, but many of the items hold a special place in the owners’ hearts, such as their old dinky cars, Roden’s grandfather’s curling broom, his grandmother’s 25-cent bill and much more that adorn the walls. “Each individual location focuses on the community (it’s in),” explained Roden, pointing to the menu that contains items named by London Mayor Joe Fontana, the London Free Press newspaper and the University of Western Ontario. The WORKS may have just opened its London location this past May, but it’s already becoming woven into our city’s fabric. They have worked with local charities including Youth Opportunities Unlimited and Wellspring, painted themselves pink to raise awareness for breast cancer this past summer, and in November they will be participating in the Shine the Light campaign, with funds raised going to support the London Abused Womens Centre. For more information about The WORKS, visit worksburger.com or check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/WORKSburger or Twitter @WORKSburger.
Get your groove on at Jack’s
MAISHA FRANCIS-GARNER INTERROBANG
With another full week of school, it only made sense to treat myself to a night of intense partying. Anyone who’s anyone knows the place to go is Jack’s, located at 539 Richmond St. You always know it’s a good night when the line snakes down Richmond (it can be a drag), but with no cover charge, it’s honestly worth the wait. Once you enter the club, you’re welcomed with energy that will literally blow you away. The dance floor is packed – so packed you might as well start your own dance floor on the side, because you will
not fit! If you just want to sit back and relax, there are plenty of chairs, but I do suggest you do not have your back to the bar or the dance floor: you will get soaked, and it’s not fun, trust me. I was not very impressed by the bar; if you are not at the right spot, you will never get served. If you move to where they are serving, I can guarantee you eight times out of 10 they will begin to serve the side you were standing at before – VERY ANNOYING! Now, I can say the staff is very friendly, but I do feel bad for them; it’s a shame they have to watch everyone else having fun, because
one thing is for certain: Jacks is an awesome time. I love the music – it’s hype! You will definitely want to shake your booty on the dance floor for the whole night. Sometimes I wonder if the DJ can give me a bathroom break, because whenever I try to go, I hear a song I love and run back to the dance floor screaming with excitement. Yup, I’m that girl. Every night is a treat with different deals from 29¢ wings to $2 beers – now is that a deal or what! I definitely suggest Jacks – a place to go at least twice a week, no more no less! Check out partytown.ca/Jacks for more information.
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Most job seekers appreciate that the most important tools required in the job search are the resume and covering letter. First impressions are lasting ones, so your resume needs to stand out favourably. Much like writing an advertisement to sell something on eBay, your resume needs to be written effectively to promote your product (YOU) to prospective employers. Highlight your skills, education and abilities as they relate to each job you are applying for … even if it means more work for you in the long run by having to rewrite your resume each time. We’ve learned over the years that you can’t please everyone all of the time, and this can be especially true with regards to writing a resume. What constitutes a good resume is often subjective based on the reader’s experience with reviewing resumes, job requirements and personal preference. And, while your resume won’t get you a job, it should get you that allimportant interview. Here are some general tips on writing your resume: 1. Ensure that your resume is organized, easy to read, factual, honest and positive. 2. Keep your resume to two pages. Any longer and it becomes work to read it. A one-page resume may not provide enough detail to arouse interest. 3. It should be to the point (you do not have to use complete sentences). Use descriptive verbs to explain your achievements, skills, responsibilities and activities. 4. Proofread and spellcheck your resume. It should be error-free! Getting Started: Start by creating a list of information about you. Many of the following headings will be appropriate. • Name: If you call yourself Tim Scott, fine. If you are Timothy Scott, use that. Above all, just be consistent. • Address and Telephone: Make sure all the information about your postal address is correct – don’t forget your postal code. Include all of your numbers (voice, fax, cellular) as well as the correct area code. • Email Address: Here’s where you may need to reconsider that cutesy email address like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Employers will remember you for all the wrong reasons if you don’t. Be
professional and create an email address that has some elements of your name in it. • Education: Start with your most recent education and work backwards. List college or university, high school, with Diplomas or Degrees granted, (or year expected), with the cities, provinces, years attended and years of graduation. List any awards you may have received. It may also be useful to an employer if you mention relevant courses that you have completed. • Skills or Qualifications: Summarize the job-specific skills you have to demonstrate to the employer. Include the skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for. Transferable skills are subjective, so if you include them, mention where and how you developed them. • Employment History: Again, start with your most recent experience and work backwards. Include the employer or company name, with the city, province, the years and months, your job title, a brief description of your duties and responsibilities, and mention any special projects or initiatives that you completed. • Volunteer Work or Community Service: List the names of organizations you volunteered with. Include the years, any elected position you may have held and a brief description of your responsibilities. • Hobbies and Interests/ Memberships: Mention your spare-time activities. Include a list of memberships in professional organizations with their full names rather than just acronyms or abbreviations. • References: Few employers check references prior to an interview, so you aren’t obliged to include references on your resume. Instead, have a separate page with your complete contact information on the top. List only appropriate references and make sure you contact each of them for permission before you list them. Confirm with them the proper spelling of their name, title or position, company, address and telephone number. Following any interview, make sure to call your references to advise that they may be contacted by the employer. Need help writing your resume or cover letter? Drop by the Career Services office located in Room D1063. The Career Services staff is available to assist you on an individual basis. Visit the office to arrange an appointment with the consultant responsible for your program or call 519-452-4294. For Fanshawe student job listings visit www.fanshawec.ca/careerservices.
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Experimenting with vibrant colours can really bring out some of your greatest features.
JOSHUA R. WALLER
Outrageous and incredible, I dare YOU to dress outside of the norm.
CHRISTINA KUBIW KALASHNIK FASHION WRITER
Who better to have as a muse than Lady Gaga? Her clothes are incredible and completely outrageous and her style is unlike anyone else’s. Realistically, whoever uses her as a muse is delivering some of the most innovative pieces yet. This person’s name is Nicola Formichetti, and his name is not one to forget. He has lured me in with his outrageous fashions and has shown me what true creativity looks like. Formichetti’s story is one of luck and talent. Being encouraged to pursue piano, and being raised between Tokyo and Rome, he fell deeply in love with London. Using any excuse to get himself there, he applied to a school of architecture. Later, after being accepted, he explained that he “literally walked in the front door of the architecture school and then ran out of the back one to go clubbing for three years.” After one job led to another and he began meeting new people, he
became acquainted with Lady Gaga. She named him her stylist and it was love at first sight. As they began working together, Formichetti was pulling crazy outfits for all her public appearances – whether it was Leno or the MTV Video Music awards, he was always there for her. And when they heard of an opening at the fashion house of Thierry Mugler, she encouraged him to go for what he wanted. Formichetti has been spitting out ridiculous designs for us: using Lady Gaga as a model and showing us all her bits and parts, and using sheer fabrics and wires to shape headdresses and body pieces, he helps uncover the woman’s body and uses prehistoric inspirations to create a sense of emotion. Personally my favourite thing about Formichetti is the fact that he isn’t scared. He uses architectural shapes to create interest and colours to create appeal. I like that he’s unconventional and uses Lady Gaga-like designs to attract customers. He shies away from the norm and delivers crazy looks. One of the elements I never see in fashion is blatant sex appeal. With boobs pressed up against knit mesh and glorified body parts, he shows
us that we shouldn’t be frightened of fashion. His Japanese and Italian upbringings are very predominant in his designs and wacky creations. The aesthetic is out there and very wild like the Tokyo fashion scene, and the technical aspect of construction is divine. He also defies the fashion rules by doing things such as using leathers to cowl and lamé to make floor-length robes. Using bright brocades, he makes work suits; using studs, he creates religious and controversial symbols. His clothes look like they belong in a vintage store because they are so farfetched that they couldn’t possibly be from today. In essence, I wanted to remind you of what fashion is and what it should be. It shouldn’t be walking into a store and buying because you like the brand name, it should be more than that. It should be a connection between the design and the outrage. It should be partially about what others see when they look at you. Don’t get confused – I’m not talking about being selfconscious and wondering – I’m talking about making a statement and standing your ground.
Lips are one of the most creative yet untapped ways to create a bold look. When it comes to lip design, many women just throw on some lightly tinted lip gloss or possibly even a neutral shade of lipstick, but that is usually where the creativity ends. There are so many products – lip liner, lip stain, lip plumper and even eye shadow pigments – that can be used to create a unique look. For someone who feels like they have really thin lips, the worst thing you can possibly do is put nothing on them to “stop people from noticing how small they look.” With just a little bit of makeup, you can get them looking as voluminous as Angelina Jolie’s. Starting with a natural coloured lip liner, begin to outline the shape of the lip (for the Cupid’s bow, you can go a little bit above the edge of the lip to make them appear bigger). Apply the liner a bit more heavily to the bottom of the lip – this will give them more depth so they appear thicker. Add a lip colour of your choice and top it off with a lip plumping lip gloss such as Buxom or Lip Venom. The brighter the colour you use, the more they will stand out! For someone who doesn’t like to wear a lot of eye makeup but feels their look is missing something, a bright lipstick and lip stain may be exactly what you are looking for. Bright-coloured lips (such as coral, pink and mauve), are a huge trend for this season. Take a brightly
coloured lip stain such as Revlon’s Just Bitten and then add a complementing lipstick over top of it to really get a brilliant look. If you want your lips to have more of a shimmery finish, apply either a clear or lightly tinted gloss to complete the look. If you are unsure about which stain would look good with which lipstick, Lise Watier offers Duo Glam Rouge Infini, a duo product that comes in 16 colours that matches each one up for you. If you are still looking for something that will stand out even more, you can actually use eye shadow pigments to really bring out your lips. For a really glittery lip, apply your favourite colour of lipstick and then carefully pat a MAC glitter pigment powder over top to exaggerate the colour. If you want to be even more creative for a special night out, you can do a metallic lip by applying a silver lipstick (MAC) and then adding the Steel pigment powder by Gosh overtop. One last technique you can do that requires a bit more skill is to do a two-toned lip. Pick two complementary colours (or contrasting for extreme drama) and apply the lighter shade all over the lip. Next, take the darker of the two colours and apply it to just the inner portion of the lip. You can use a brush to blend the colours evenly so you can achieve that flawless transition between the two colours. No matter what look you’re going for, it’s very important to not skip over the lips as they are like the cherry on top. Whether you are just adding a gloss or are creating a steel finish, the lips are key to bringing out your true beauty.
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This might have been how you kissed someone in elementary school, but trust me, if you are still doing this now, you need some practice. Watch a few romance movies and take notes. This should NEVER be used – it will just draw attention to the fact that you can’t kiss. French Kiss This is when you part your lips when you are kissing someone and you put your tongue in their mouth. How much tongue you use can really change the meaning of this kiss. The less tongue you use, the hotter it is, and it usually means you want the person you’re kissing. The more tongue you use, the worse it’s going to be. I don’t know if most guys just think all girls like to have someone’s tongue shoved down their throat, but that is FALSE. No one wants to feel like someone is eating his or her face. If anyone is using too much tongue, it usually means they are trying way too hard to come across as passionate. It’s better to avoid French kisses when you are getting to know someone; you don’t want to scare them off with your tongue. French kisses are a nice way to spice things up, but just be careful with how much you use – less is better. Bite Kiss This is when you are kissing someone and bite his or her lip. This kiss usually means you want them and are not afraid to show it. The problem with this is sometimes people get a little carried away and bite a little too hard, which can be painful. Try to be gentle – there is a time and place for this and it is not on the first date.
Love, Lust & Lies
Urban Decay’s Pocket Rocket lipglosses. From left: Kirk, Timothy and Jesse.
What’s in a name?
Writing has become something of a routine to me. Typically, I have a tall glass of something or other beside me (lemon water Sunday mornings, a deep glass of red wine Monday nights), I’ll be wearing moccasin slippers, and I will be carefully ensuring the keys touch only the pads of my fingers as I will have just painted my nails and will be trying to prevent smudges. As I write this, OPI’s Mimosas For Mr. and Mrs. is drying on my nails into a lovely pale pink shade. This was a much-needed change from Queen of Hearts, a bright reddish pink by Essie I took off right before choosing OPI’s neutral tone. Going against the advice of many, I sport bare nails only for the brief lapse of time it takes to swipe one shade off before painting on another. This practice has led me to own a nail polish collection that rivals those of many salons. As new seasons come and new collections of colours become available, I excitedly anticipate the deeper or brighter shades that will evoke a feeling of elegance or carelessness, depending on the hue. Curiously enough, when I reach for a colour, it’s not the visual appearance of the shade that I instinctively perceive, but the name of the colour chosen by the brand that’s created it. Red isn’t simply red, it’s Vodka & Caviar; black dotted with flecks of glitter is better known as My Private Jet; and peach is imminently more recognizable as Orange Fizz. Perhaps the names of the shades are so well known to me as I have so many bottles of polish that many look similar, and although nearly identical side by side, knowing Ballet Slippers is sheer while Makes Men Blush has a slight iridescent shimmer is a convenient way to decipher the difference. Although recognizing names of colours is useful, it’s advantageous in other ways. Recently, I was at work assisting a lovely young and stylish woman with a pair of jeans and noticed the dark, blackish-teal shimmer shade on her nails. After she confirmed it was indeed Chanel’s much-buzzed-about Black Pearl, and admitting she was wait-listed for the ultra-popular
shade, she bought the jeans. The kicker for me was how utterly notalone I am in being colour name savvy. Speculating that myself and the stylish lady are far from the only ones who succumb to the name game, I decided to do some impromptu (and arguably amateur) research and headed to beauty heaven: Sephora. My mission: to conclude whether beauty product colours are recognizable to others apart from a traditional definition, and instead by using the names given to them by a brand. Greeted by the always cheery and helpful staff, I started off easy. “Where can I find Orgasm?” requesting NARS’ famously naughty-named and insanely popular peachy-golden blush. As expected, the salesgirl knew I was referring to makeup and not something completely inappropriate for a perfect stranger to inquire about. Turns out, products ranging from cellulite cream (one popular brand’s version is tactfully known as FatGirlSlim) to makeup (terracotta is not just a colour anymore; it’s debatably more often used to describe Guerlain’s cult bronzers) and everything in between have cleverly used memorable names to create customer recognition as a branding strategy. As witty names have become conventional, some brands are using more noteworthy monikers. Take Urban Decay’s borderline crassness, for example: taking lip gloss to a whole other level, their risqué version, dubbed Pocket Rockets, has a lid displaying a male model and the shades are named after men. Their shimmery palette, (tamely named in comparison) Cowboy Junkie, was only the beginning. Alternately, Benefit cosmetics have long been using tongue-in-cheek names, albeit in a cute, cheeky way that leans towards humour and not shock. The quintessential BADgal Lash mascara’s badass brush is as widely known and loved as its aforementioned name, while their glowinducing Take A Picture … It Lasts Longer body balm imparts a knowing smile as much as a radiant sheen. As much as I relish the results of a gorgeous new nail polish colour or appreciate my cheekbones when highlighted, I credit the enjoyment in part to the name of the product. Surely, you feel more beautiful when using That Gal instead of simply calling it primer, although essentially that’s all it is. And with that, please excuse me as Mimosas For Mr. and Mrs. is dry.
Not only are there over 20 types of kisses, there are various meanings associated with a kiss. It can be a sign of compassion, affection, love, lust, attraction or even just a way to say hello or goodbye. Not only can kisses unveil someone’s true intentions or feelings about a person, they can also help determine how you feel about someone. The problem is, since there are many types of kisses, people are not always sure which kiss is appropriate for the situation, so they tend to stick to the same move all the time. If your move is the French kiss, no one wants to have a tongue in their mouth constantly. You need to learn to change it up because, if it’s a bad kiss, you will repulse the other person or you will eventually bore your partner. I am not going to talk about every type of kiss because that would take way too long and some of them – no offense – are way too cheesy for me, like the butterfly kiss (when two people bat their eyelashes together) or the Eskimo kiss (when you rub your noses together). So I decided to talk about some of the more popular kisses: what they are, what they mean and when it is appropriate to use them. Fish Kiss This is when you pucker your lips together like a fish and kiss the other person on the mouth. To be honest, this usually means you have no idea how to kiss a person.
Cheek Kiss This is when someone lightly kisses you on your cheek. This can have two meanings on a first date: one, it could mean they just aren’t that into you and its more of a pity kiss; or two, it could mean that the person really likes you, but he or she is just too shy make a move. You can usually tell by the character of the person what their true intentions are. Forehead Kiss It is just a light kiss on the forehead and usually means a person cares about you, not necessarily in a romantic way – you need to look at the context. If you are in a relationship, it is a sign of affection, but if you aren’t and he is just a friend, it usually means he has no romantic interest in you. Single Kiss This is done with an open mouth but no tongue. This is usually a passionate kiss and means that a person really likes you and doesn’t want to rush anything. Sometimes all it takes is just a single kiss to fall for someone. A kiss can tell you a lot about a person’s intentions and how they feel about you. At the same time, all it takes is that one kiss to make you fall head over heels for someone, so make sure you use your kiss wisely.
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LATE NIGHT with Jimmy Fallon
Citibank will soon charge $15 a month for checking accounts with less than $6,000. Finally, someone’s sticking it to those people with less than $6,000! In a new interview, Michele Bachmann said that quote, “China has blinded U.S. satellites with their lasers.” Which explains Michele Bachmann’s new campaign adviser: Gary Busey. Starbucks has a new plan to create jobs by asking customers to make $5 donations. Customers are like, “Yeah, right. I’m not just gonna give you $5. Now can I get a grande coffee for $6?” Today is National Coffee Day! It was cool, this morning in Starbucks, they were offering $15 off every latte.
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More than 700 protestors were arrested over the weekend for blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. They say the best way to fight corporate greed is to make random people sit in traffic while they’re trying to visit their aunt in Brooklyn. Herman Cain said that as president, he will bring Republicans and Democrats together. He was the guy that brought pineapple and ham together on a pizza, so it wouldn’t be surprising. Leonard Nimoy has announced that he will no longer attend Star Trek conventions. He’s going to pursue his lifelong goal of being in anything other than Star Trek.
As I sit here In the stinky vapors, Someone stole the toilet papers. How much longer must I linger . . . Before I have to use my finger Now I sit here broken hearted , Tried to shit but only farted.
THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno
Amanda Knox has been set free by an Italian jury. After having the Jersey Shore kids over there, they didn’t think she was so bad. That terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week, was American-born and was a top recruiter for al-Qaida. You don’t often see an American taking a foreigner’s job. Last night was Andy Rooney’s final broadcast. Now the crankiest guy on CBS is Letterman. Dolphin Tale is the No. 1 movie in the country. It just goes to show what dolphins can do if they don't play football. Denmark is charging a fat food tax on cheese, meat, and oil. Here, we call that the Denny's Grand Slam breakfast.
THE LATE LATE SHOW with Craig Ferguson
It’s the third week of the Wall Street protests and they’ve closed down an entire Manhattan street. And then, the cops asked Michael Moore to move. I don’t know much about the Supreme Court. If it’s anything like the Supreme Taco, it’s like a regular court, but with extra sour cream. It’s Nobel Prize week and I know everyone is thinking that I’ll do a whole week of Nobel Prize monologues, like I did last year. To those people, I say, “You watch this show way too much.” Pseudoscience describes theories that sound like science but are actually just made up, like aromatherapy or biorhythms or love.
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Aries (March 21 - April 19) If you don’t have to go out, take advantage of your privacy. If you can’t beg off a social obligation, say as little as possible. You’re sure to have the last laugh. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) When Earth Signs rule, gravity is a positive force. Enlightenment and understanding receive you in the lap of luxury. Everyone thinks good thoughts about you. Taurus is a legend in the making. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Questions of authority strain a comfortable partnership. Clean your space. Important things are hidden somewhere in all of that clutter. The sooner you have the evidence, the sooner everyone will calm down. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Listen instead of telling others to mind their own business. The best ideas often come from the outside. No formal documents are necessary. This is more about practicality than ownership. Leo (July 23 - August 22) You want to expand your circle of friends. If you hope to play with others, give them a reason to like you. It takes a certain level of trust to accommodate bragging and demands. Virgo (August 23 - Sept. 22) Create your ideal conditions. The host or guide has as much fun as the guests. Singles feel ripe and eligible for that one magic meeting. Virgo craves dense experiences as an old social connection could have current applications.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) Keep your mind on a short leash before it wanders into trouble. Desire depresses you when you think about how far it is from coming true. Face what you’ve been putting off and see if it’s easier this time. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) You’re both moral and practical. Your principles guide you without getting in the way of what works. If the old gang finds you annoyingly moderate, let them party on down without you. Scorpio has better things to do. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) Seek your treasures amidst the trash. Dumpster diving may not be your style, but who knows what’s lurking in the back of your own closet? Sagittarius is wise to call a spending freeze for a few days. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Your idea of perfection is different, but who cares what others think? Raw materials are rich with the essence of their future. Capricorn is very busy doing the things that he or she loves best. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) The group is everything to you this weekend. If you feel lonely or inadequate, others can turn your mind to happier thoughts. Diversion is good for now but bad for a permanent way of life. Pisces (Feb. 18 - March 20) Someone influential puts your name on the guest list. As long as you’re among friends, everything else is manageable. Capricorn gives you a solid grasp on a wide range of stray details. off both good and bad germs. If you wipe out your body’s first defense (the bacteria in your mouth) you must depend on the stomach’s gastric juices to kill the bad microorganisms before they get into your bloodstream. 3. The inside of a man’s wallet is a great breeding ground for germs. It functions as an incubator. While you sit on it, the contents (germy money and other degradable stuff) is kept warm and moist.
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4. The inside of a woman’s purse may be cluttered, but it’s the bottom that’s crawling with tens of thousands of germs (like E. coli and salmonella) from having been set down on filthy surfaces (like the bathroom floor). 5. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. 6. Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been mixing the soap formula causing excess air bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told how much they loved that it floated, and it has floated ever since. 7. Austria was the very first country to use postcards starting in 1869. 8. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. 9. In 1989, 23 people were hired in Jacksonville Florida just to flush toilets so the pipes would not freeze. 10. The best time for a person to buy shoes is in the afternoon. This is because the foot tends to swell a bit around this time. 11. The first modern toothbrush was invented in China. Its bristles came from hogs hair or the mane of a horse that were then put into ivory handles. 12. In the U.S., over one million gallons of cosmetics, drinks, and lotions are sold that contain aloe in them per year. 13. BluBlocker sunglasses were developed with lenses that were used in the NASA space program for American astronauts. 14. By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors. 15. Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.
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Michael Jackson is flanked by directer Francis Ford Coppola, left, and executive producer George Lucas on the set of 1986 film Captain EO. The film featured Jackson as the title character who leads a cast of sidekicks on a mission in space to fight the Witch Queen, played by Anjelica Huston.
You’ll love the way Captain EO makes you feel
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Sarah Jessica Parker stars in I Don't Know How She Does It.
Captain EO (1986)
When the name Michael Jackson is brought up, many things come to mind. His record-breaking album sales. His trademark moonwalk. His alleged obsession with plastic surgery. But, of course, in the later years of his life, a black cloud hung over his head. The general public wondered did he or didn’t he … acquire a license to keep Bubbles the chimpanzee as a pet. The domestication of monkeys is a serious issue, one that dogged Jackson in his final years. Even this week, Jackson is still making news on every website you visit, in every newspaper you pick up, you will find the headline “Win Michael Jackson tickets courtesy of the Fanshawe Student Union.” Yes, that’s correct, the FSU is giving away a free pair of tickets valued at $350 to the Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil. To enter our draw, Like our Facebook page at facebook.com/fanshawesu and look for “Win Michael Jackson tickets” in our Notes section for contest details. Now while Jackson is probably best known for his music, he also had a stellar film career. So stellar in fact that George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola worked together on a film with him. That’s right, Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather and The Godfather II, considered by some to be the second and third greatest films of all time. What’s considered to be the greatest film, you may be asking? Why, it just happens to be the film I’ll be taking a look at this week, Captain EO. Captain EO was a landmark film when it was released exclusively at Disney theme parks back in 1986. Unlike the lame 3-D films such as Avatar that we have to settle for today, Captain EO was a 4D film. Not only was it in filmed in 3-D, but effects like lasers and smoke were used in the theatre to add an extra element. It is amazing
how times have changed. Just a few weeks ago, I went to see The Smurfs at the local cinema, and you should have seen the looks that the toddlers in the theatre were giving me when I lit up my cigar. They definitely wouldn’t have liked the Captain EO experience. Jackson portrays the titular character in the film. He is joined on a spaceship ride through the galaxy by Fuzzball (a two-headed bird), 1950s style robots Major and Minor Domo, and last but certainly not least, Hooter, a three foot tall elephant who appears to be made out of paper mâché. Hooter is played by Tony Cox, best known for his turn as Marcus in Bad Santa. Once EO, Hooter and the gang reach their destination, they are quickly captured by the Supreme Leader (Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston), who threatens to enslave the lot of them. EO is left with two options: he can either put up his dukes and try his luck in hand to hand combat, or he can instead try to get out of the situation with an elaborate dance number. I won’t spoil it by revealing which option he chooses. I highly recommend Captain EO. The film was executive produced by George Lucas, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and its music was composed by Michael Jackson. If that doesn’t sell you on it, nothing I tell you will. Except for maybe the fact that it is only 16 minutes long, so even if for some unfathomable reason you didn’t like it, you won’t have wasted much of your time. But if you do think Captain EO is a “Bad” film, then you can just “Beat It.” Captain EO is a “Thriller” from start to finish. “Say, Say, Say” what you want about some of the creative forces behind this one, but they have a proven track record. The good news is you don’t have to travel all the way to Orlando or Anaheim just to see the film in one of Disney’s amusement parks. Oh sure, that is what I did, and it is the ideal way to experience this masterpiece. But if you want to save yourself some airfare and admission charges, you could watch the film on YouTube, where multiple versions are available. So head over to YouTube and watch the film more than once – “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
I don’t know why she keeps trying
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)
Sarah Jessica Parker was born to play the role of Carrie Bradshaw, and it has become excruciatingly clear that when she tries to break away from that into the realm of romantic comedies, she falls flat. In her latest disaster of a romcom, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Parker plays Kate, an ambitious, high-powered working mother who tries to do it all. Kate struggles to balance her busy work schedule, which involves a lot of out-of-town business trips, with her two kids, her husband and her social life. The result is a series of cheesy, sappy and zany antics that have Kate holding on by the skin of her teeth to be the super-mom everyone thinks she is. Along the way she must deal with vicious male co-workers trying to take her job, one boss who doesn’t believe in her and another who is falling in love with her, and a husband who feels like he is second place to her career. The cast of I Don’t Know How She Does It is thoroughly all-star, comprised of big names and bigger talents that are wasted in this particular flick. Parker of course plays the lead Kate. Perhaps it’s because Sex and the City is so engrained in the social consciousness of today’s world, but Parker just can’t play a working mother convincingly. Backing Parker up as her husband Richard is Greg Kinnear, who has the proven ability to be great in romantic comedies, however this movie just doesn’t do his talents any justice. Kelsey Grammer plays the role
of Clark Cooper, Kate’s boss, and his performance is intelligent, sophisticated and entertaining as always. Pierce Brosnan plays another of Kate’s bosses who is majorly sweet on her. The sexual tension between these two on screen is palpable, and Brosnan’s rugged sex appeal is perhaps the highlight of the film for female viewers. Christina Hendricks busts out of the ’60s era and gets as far from her Mad Men character as she can; she plays Kate’s confidante and fellow working mother. The real highlight of the film comes from Olivia Munn’s somewhat minor but thoroughly hilarious role of Momo, Kate’s coworker. Munn proves that no matter what role she is thrown into, her
charm, comedic timing and geeky cuteness shine through. There are so many things wrong with this flick it’s difficult to known where to begin. The storyline is beyond tired and overdone, and the over-acting from Parker coupled with the immeasurable talents of Kinnear and Grammer gives the film a jarring and deeply unsettling effect. The subject matter of the film is another of its particularly weak points; the idea of a working mother may be realistic, but the situations in which the main character finds herself are constantly impossible to relate to. Overall, I Don’t Know How She Does It is nothing impressive. It is absolutely worth missing.
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Fanshawe’s hockey elite gear up for big season
KIRSTEN ROSENKRANTZ INTERROBANG
Fanshawe College’s competitive extramural men’s and women’s hockey teams are gearing up for the 2011/12 season. This tournament league features 32 teams, with around 700 players in the men’s league and 100 in the women’s. Eric Collins, Head Coach of both the men’s and women’s teams, said he is very excited for this year. “This is a dream job for me to run a hockey program, especially one with the excitement level that we have here at Fanshawe College for hockey.” The extramural college hockey tournament league features a series of tournaments from November until March at colleges across Ontario, ending with a men’s championship tournament at Durham College on March 22 and 23. The teams are ranked based on how well they do during the tournaments, and the top 12 teams compete in the championship tournament in March. According to Collins, the teams all have very talented players. “Most of our players are Junior caliber players for sure, I would equate them to the average player being a Junior ‘C’ caliber player,” said Collins. Because of the high quality of the players, Collins said the teams are selected by invitation only. “I’ll definitely take a look at you in the intramural league, and if you stand out to me, you’ll get an
invitation,” he said. Last year, 250 players skated for 20 to 25 spots on the men’s team. Fanshawe forward Adam Chilvers had four goals and eight assists in 13 games last season with Fanshawe. He said both the coaching staff and the leadership from other players is a key factor in helping the team succeed. “There is lots of experience with our coaching staff,” said Chilvers. “Combine that with the veteran leadership we had on the team last year and there is lots to look forward to.” Another member of the Fanshawe team, forward Jesse Dale, said he is honoured to have the chance to be a part of the team. “It is nice to represent Fanshawe,” said Dale. “I’m definitely proud to wear the jersey.” With the number of returning players and quality new players, Collins said selecting the men’s team this year will be tough, but any players who are still interested in playing are welcome to speak with him. As for the women’s team, Collins said that with the exception of a few returning players, including goalie Hilary Heighton, this year’s team will be mainly new. Doug Cooper, a veteran coach and general manager at the minor and junior hockey level, joins Collins on the bench. “We’ve already had the first preliminary women’s skate and I’m very impressed. Myself and assistant coach Doug
Cooper, we’re very excited to see that take shape.” Even though the preliminary skate has already happened, Collins said that because of the strike, they’re being a bit more lenient. “If there’s a Fanshawe women’s hockey player out there that wants to come play in our women’s league, for sure come talk to me.” Collins said he hopes that in the near future hockey will become a varsity sport at colleges across Ontario. “Last year we were as a college supportive of varsity hockey returning to the OCAA. That said, we didn’t get enough teams who joined to reach the minimum for the 2011/12 season, but we are hopeful going forward,” he said, adding that there is another push to take it to the varsity level for 2012/13. “This is just something that the students are asking for that we’re investigating and that perhaps we could facilitate in the future.” Collins is a part of the scouting and coaching staff for the Lambton Shores Predators Junior B hockey club, who many are talking about this season as a team to watch. With the level of experience from the coaching staff combined with the talent of the players, the 2011/12 season for Fanshawe extramural hockey is sure to be a success. To speak with Eric Collins about skating for the men’s or women’s extramural hockey teams, visit J1034.
Falcon volleyball teams bring home some serious metal
CHRIS LETHBRIDGE INTERROBANG
Fanshawe’s volleyball teams played host to the ninth annual kick off tournament on October 1 and 2. Both teams saw success as the women took home the gold, while the men fell just short, finishing with silver medals. Day one saw both teams play three games. The women defeated Cambrian and Georgian and lost to Seneca, which put them in second place going into the playoff round. Despite winning all three of their games in straight sets, the Falcons men’s team was also second heading into the playoff round, behind Mohawk College. Both teams received byes to the semifinals. The women got to play the Georgian Grizzlies, a team they had already beaten. Fanshawe’s dominance early on in the only two
sets of the match were too much for the Grizzlies to overcome, and the Falcons won in straight sets, 25-17 and 25-13. They later went on to win the finals against the team from Cambrian, who had upset Seneca in their semi-final game. The men’s team played the St. Clair Saints in their semi-final, having little trouble, winning 2522 and 25-19. They then faced off in the championship against the Mohawk Mountaineers, a team who did not lose a single set the entire tournament. Mohawk overpowered Fanshawe on the day, leading them to an impressive 2517 and 25-20 victory. Both the men’s and women’s teams finished the tournament with respectable 4-1 records. The regular season will begin for both teams on November 3, when they will travel to Redeemer College.
Lightning touches down at Fanshawe
BY STAFF INTERROBANG
London Knights storm into October
JEREMY WALL INTERROBANG
Expectations have been much higher for the London Knights going into the 2011/12 season. During the summer, they acquired a number of key players, and they also managed to bring back most of last season’s squad intact and a year more experienced. Going into a three game weekend, London thus far has met these high expectations as they’ve been undefeated in their first four games. Early season games can make a big difference when you’re battling for a spot down the stretch, whether that spot is first in the division or the final playoff berth (hey, ask the Toronto Maple Leafs). Tacking on those extra wins early helps alleviate the pressure late season. One of the key reasons for the Knights’ early-season resurgence has been right wing Seth Griffith. Griffith, with four goals and nine points in four games, was named the OHL’s Player of the Week for the week ending October 2. Griffith is in his third season with London. Of course, it’s only been four games, but Griffith is an undrafted 19 year old who attended the Tampa Bay Lightning’s training camp this year. If he can produce at a much higher clip than his 62 points from last season, he could easily end up as an inexpensive talent for an NHL team’s roster down the road. Another key player for the Knights this season has been goaltender Michael Houser. So far, he’s already posted a shutout and is sitting on a .962 save percentage in
Heads up, b-ball fans: the London Lightning basketball team will be holding an inter-squad scrimmage on October 12 at Fanshawe. Get a sneak peek of the 2011/12 London Lightning roster, which includes players from across the U.S. and Canada, and watch as players duke it out for roster spots in this ultra-competitive scrimmage. On October 13, the roster will be cut to 12 players in time for the first home pre-season game on October 23 against Oshawa. The London Lightning is part of the new National Basketball League of Canada along with the Saint John Mill Rats, Halifax Rainmen, Quebec Kebs, Moncton Miracles and Oshawa Power. Each team is required to have two Canadian players on their active roster at all times this season.
October 12’s game will be extremely competitive and exciting, according to Head Coach Michael Ray Richardson. “It will also give the community opportunity to meet the players for the first time.” “It is one of our main objectives to engage the youth and families of the community and this event will provide a chance for everyone to meet our coach and players for the first time free of charge,” added General Manager Taylor Brown. “Coach Richardson is bringing in very skilled players who are a step away from the NBA. The City of London will be surprised at the level of talent these players have.” Richardson and the Lightning players will be available after the game for autographs and a meet and greet with fans. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tip off is set for 7:30. Free admission for all.
Wallaceburg native Seth Griffith has helped the London Knights get off to a strong start. his first four games. Houser’s numbers will go down as the season wears on, but he’s another example of an excellent Knights player who, like Griffith, went undrafted, but has potential. Houser is also in his third season with London. In reality, whether players like Houser or Griffith go on to star in the NHL or wherever else is beside the point. They may or may not go on to great careers in the NHL, but whether that happens, they are definitely playing well right now in London. If the Knights can maintain some consistency and build on strong play from underrated players – not to mention the rest of their core – they should be back to challenging for first in the division. And if someone like Houser or Griffith goes on to a stellar NHL career, we know we were the ones who saw them play before they got noticed anywhere outside of London. After their visit to Niagara, London has a four-game homestead, so they have plenty of opportunity to pick up some more wins in October. The Knights have been dominant at home thus far, combining for 16 goals in their two home games against Saginaw and Sudbury. Having players like Scott Harrington back from their NHL training camps is also a boost to the Knights’ roster, so they’ll have additional depth for their upcoming home stretch that they didn’t have in the season’s first four games. Depth and consistency were lacking in last year’s version of the Knights. So far this season, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
didn’t sleep well as I couldn’t fully extend my arm, and I couldn’t even brush my teeth or shave without feeling extreme pain. Why do so many people (as well as myself) constantly do this to themselves? I’m sure you’ve tweaked your ankle before and kept playing on it because you felt it wasn’t that bad; or you’ve practiced doing ollies on a skateboard and kept at it even though you nearly broke a bone several times. Many of us do it for the same reason: we’re still young and we think we’re invincible. Well, I hate to tell you, but a joint in the body is like a wheel, and it’s only got so many spins before it falls off. What worsens the situation is the fact that many people don’t take care of themselves, especially us young fools. We don’t take the time to stretch properly, we do things against doctors’ orders and we often do things that we know will further aggravate an already injured body part. PREVENTION is the key, and you need to prevent worst-case scenarios by taking proper precautions and avoiding the things you know you shouldn’t be doing.
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Know your limits
FUN AND FITNESS
This past Monday, I happened to be on the receiving end of an unpleasant surprise. I was sitting in the gym taking a brief rest in between sets, and I noticed my shoulder didn’t feel quite right. I got that oh-so-familiar feeling you get when you know that if you keep doing what you’re currently doing, you’re going to regret it the next day. You know the next day you’re going to feel the hurt, but you don’t stop because you think you’ll be able to get away with it. The odd time, you get lucky and you do get away with it, but let’s just say Monday wasn’t my lucky day. I ended up completely aggravating my already injured acromioclavicular joint. That’s the “shoulder” to all the fitness un-savvy. I knew that if I kept up with my workout, it would just worsen the situation. So what did I choose to do? I finished my workout. So I
Take a look at Chris Chelios, who had an incredibly long and successful career in the NHL. His career spanned around 30 years! He was lucky enough to never have any career-ending injuries, but that doesn’t take away from the testament of how much care he put into his body. I don’t care if you haven’t had a single injury your entire life; no one lasts 30 years in the NHL without consistently nurturing his body. The last thing you want is a chronic injury as a result of pure laziness on your behalf. Imagine not being able to hold a grocery bag for more then two minutes because you’re suffering from long-term wrist damage. Or better yet, how about walking with a cane by the time you’re 45, simply because you didn’t take care of your knees when you fully knew they were getting worse each year. We often take our bodies for granted. Repeated abuse can age a body faster than Usain Bolt. So take a page out of Hall Of Famer Chris Chelios’ book – your body will thank you for it later.
Cowboys with lots to prove
Hell in a Cell a brutal spectacle
THE HEEL TURN
Last Sunday night WWE’s Hell in a Cell PPV took place, and it proved yet again to be a brutal spectacle of pain and carnage. Two championship belts changed hands, and a couple of feuds were perhaps effectively resolved. For the past few weeks, Sheamus and Christian have been attacking each other and interfering in the other’s matches. They finally went face to face in the ring, and the Celtic Warrior gained the victory over Christian by nailing him in the face with the Brogue Kick. In one of the more bizarre storylines of 2011, two Sin Caras arrived in the WWE. This would leave the entire WWE Universe puzzled as to who the real one was, as they were clad in identical ring gear. One Sin Cara was decidedly more aggressive than the other, which was perhaps a clue that he was not the real one. The bad Sin Cara declared on Smackdown that the other had stolen his identity as Mistico, a fact that he may have been lying about. A visual difference between the two was finally revealed at HIAC when the “good” Sin Cara wore blue and gold, contrasted by the heel Sin Cara’s black ring gear. The face luchador would be victorious, but the match was so close that the
Randy Orton gave it all he had, but Mark Henry walked away the winner. question of who the better wrestler is still remains. A truly great moment occurred when Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes unveiled the classic IC belt from the ’80s and mentioned such legends as Ricky Steamboat, Macho Man and Steve Austin. Hopefully going back to this iconic belt will bring the prestige back to it – something that should also be done to the WWE Heavyweight “spinner” belt. The Glamazon Beth Phoenix took the Divas title away from Kelly Kelly. She had some major help from her partner Natalya, as Nattie hit Kelly Kelly with a microphone while the ref was distracted. This allowed Beth to hit her opponent with the Glam Slam and get the victory. It was about time that a competitor like Beth Phoenix held the Divas title, as that division needed a strong intimidating champion, and Kelly Kelly – along with previous titleholder Eve – just didn’t quite match up. This victory allows Beth and Natalya to move closer to their goal of eliminating the “Barbie dolls” from the Divas division. In the first cage match of the night, Randy Orton unleashed as much violence as he could on Mark Henry, yet the world’s strongest man proved to be way too powerful to be taken down. The two men pummelled each other hellaciously, and Orton very nearly rocked Henry with a punt to the head. The monster heel narrowly avoided the deadly kick and just about broke Orton in half with the world’s strongest slam for the three-count. Afterwards, the Viper would get some measure of revenge as he used a steel chair on Henry all the way up the ramp. The other main event featured two firsts, as Alberto Del Rio made his HIAC debut in an unprecedented triple threat match against John Cena and CM Punk. All three superstars gave everything they had to try to capture the WWE title, but it was Del Rio who would win it for the second time after he hit Punk with a steel pipe and covered him for the pin, as a helpless Cena was forced to watch from outside the cage.
I will be the first person to tell you that I am a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, and I am also a fan of quarterback Tony Romo. However, this year, they have been incredibly frustrating and inconsistent. Romo has been very erratic at times, and the Cowboys have blown huge leads. Now, after their bye week, they head to New England for a big showdown with the Patriots with a lot of questions to answer. The Patriots have been pretty much as expected this year, as they have put up tons of points and won some games. Tom Brady is on pace to shatter the single-season passing yards record, but can the Pats run the ball? This will be a good test for the Pats’ running game, as Dallas has been stingy against the run this season. Key Matchups 1. Tony Romo vs. Himself: If you have watched the Cowboys in recent years, you will know that Romo has lapses in judgement every now and then. He was absolutely brilliant in the first half two weeks ago against Detroit, but his three second-half interceptions cost them the lead. It hurts to say this, but his time may be running out in Big D. 2. DeMarcus Ware vs. Matt Light: Ware has continued to be an absolute beast this season rushing the passer, and he has five sacks already. Light has always struggled against speed rushers, and will likely have his hands full trying to protect Brady’s blind side. 3. Miles Austin vs. Wes Welker: Austin has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury, but is expected to be healthy after the bye. Welker has been unstop-
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The big question for Dallas Cowboy fans is which Tony Romo will show up for their showdown against New England. Romo can be maddingly brilliant one moment and throwing interceptions the next. pable. He had 16 catches a few weeks ago against Buffalo, and nobody has been able to cover him. Both defences will have a tough time slowing these top targets down. The Rundown With two weeks to prepare, the Cowboys should be able to keep this one close. Getting Austin back will certainly help. However, I am going to have to take the Patriots in a shoot-out, 42 – 35. Again, this game will go down to the play of Romo. If he throws for over 300 yards, the Cowboys will likely win. I would love to see it, but it probably won’t happen. For next week, there are some decent games, but some stinkers too. I’ll take a look at the Showdown in Motown.
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Quick tests of three Promoted teams doing well economical cars
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The last month has been very busy with car launches, and so there are lots of products to inform about. This week, rather than just one test, we will look at a few cars that we recently tested. 2012 Chevrolet Sonic We start off with the brand new Chevrolet Sonic. This vehicle replaces the Aveo in Chevy’s line-up, and while it might look like a refreshed Aveo, it is in fact an all new car. Two body styles are available: a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback. You also get a choice of two engines. Base models get a 1.8litre, four-cylinder that produces 138 hp, while the upgrade motor is a 1.4-litre, turbo-charged, fourcylinder that also produces 138 hp. So if they produce the same amount of power, why is one an upgrade? Simple: the smaller, turbo motor is smoother and more fuel efficient. Transmission choices are limited to a fivespeed manual or a six-speed automatic. I tested both models over a two-day test period and found that this car is very good, regardless of the engine you choose. For a sub-compact, it is very quiet and comfortable, so making long trips is not an issue. Fuel economy-wise, I averaged 7.0 litres/100km on a city and highway run with the turbo, and 7.5 litres/100km on a similar run with the regular 1.8-litre motor – gas expense is not an issue. Looking good is not an issue either, since this car looks great inside and out. Its styling is inspired by sport bikes, and it shows – everything from its projector beam headlamps to its halfdigital, half-analog instrument binnacle. It all looks very sporty and it works. This car will attract a younger clientele for sure. Pricing for the Sonic sedan starts at $14,495, while the hatch will cost a little more at $15,495. While the hatch is sportier to look at, my pick is the sedan. It is more spacious and therefore more practical, plus you save some money at purchasing time also. If you are looking for a sub-compact, the Sonic is worth a very close look. 2012 Kia Rio Another sub-compact worth a very close look is the new Kia Rio. At the start, this model is just being offered as a hatchback, but trust me, a sedan is on its way. This Rio is designed by famed automotive designer Peter Schreyer, and hence is a very elegant and beautiful little car. As good as it might look from the outside, the interior is even better. This sub-compact has an interior that will shame cars costing twice as much based on its design and quality of the fit and finish. Most people will end up buying one of these for its interior alone. It also comes very well equipped. This is the first car in
its segment to offer a heated steering wheel, and when you combine that with heated seats, a wonderful UVO infotainment system designed by Microsoft specifically for Kia, power folding mirrors, four-wheel disc brakes and Idle Stop & Go technology, this is more like a shrunken luxury car than a little city runabout. Powering this sub-compact is a 1.6-litre, four cylinder unit that produces 138 hp (a popular horsepower number these days, I guess). This unit has direct fuel injection, which should make it cleaner and more efficient than its previous generation engines. However, I can’t figure out why they labeled it GDI, because to the average folk, it might look like a diesel unit. It’s not, so no hesitations there. This motor can be mated with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. I have only tried the automatic version of this car and found it to be just fine. This engine is not the smoothest I have ever come across, but with an average city and highway fuel economy of just 6.5 litres/100km, it is very efficient thanks to its active ECO system. Combine its efficiency with a generous interior and a very usable trunk, and it will serve well as a family car for those on a budget. With prices starting at $14,095, Kia is very serious about taking a big chunk out of this segment. 2012 Kia Soul The Soul was the first of the new generation of Kias. However, while it has only been in the market for a little over two years, Kia felt it needed a facelift, so it got one. The new face has bigger headlamps and fog lights, although the rest of the car looks very much like the old one, which is not a bad thing. The two new engines are also a good thing. You can either get a 1.6-litre, four cylinder producing 138 hp (which is 16 hp more than its previous engine), or a 2.0-litre, four cylinder producing 164 hp (22 hp gain over the last motor). Both engines have similar fuel economy figures, which means an average of about 7.2-litres/100km thanks to its active ECO system which manages revs and shift points for efficient motoring. The new Soul also gets the Idle Stop & Go system to keep pollution down to a minimum. Like the Rio, the Soul also gets a new UVO infotainment system too, only this unit has a seveninch touch screen navigation system and an up-market Infinity sound system. Driving-wise, the Soul felt little different from last year’s model, so while it is carrying some new technology (and got rid of the disco speakers), it is just a refresh. If you’re interested, prices start at $16,595 and go up to $25,395. So there you have it, three economical cars you could consider if you’re in the market for a small car. Next week, we will look at a few more cars, only at a higher price bracket.
When Norwich City headed to Manchester United on October 1, not very many people gave them a chance. Then again, no one gave them a chance to be in the top league this year, as the team has jumped two divisions in the past two years. From playing football that was on the fringe of irrelevancy, the Canaries were facing off against the most popular team in the world. And the world took note. For the first half, Norwich was the better side. They kept attackers like Wayne Rooney contained and even managed some attempts at goal themselves. By the end of the match, Norwich had managed several clear-cut chances. Anthony Pilkington was superb all game, sitting on the defence and snatching balls. He stole a ball right off of Antonio Valencia’s foot and his resulting shot just skimmed the post. Later, he directed a well hit ball towards goal, only to have come off a defender and hit the woodwork. The match ended 2-0 for Manchester, but it wasn’t the Reds who took the headlines; it was all about Norwich and how they were unlucky not to get anything out of the game. It’s hard not to get romantic with teams like the Canaries; a true underdog who are in above their head, and playing above it too. In fact, there are plenty of teams just like Norwich holding their own across Europe. With Swansea’s
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The Norwich Canaries continue to impress in the English Premier League. The Canaries gave Manchester United all they could handle in a 2-0 loss. win and QPR’s loss, all three promoted teams sit in the top half of the table in England. This anomaly isn’t just limited to the Premier League. In fact, the underdogs are taking European leagues by storm. Out of the five big leagues in Europe, there are 14 newly promoted clubs this season. Out of the 14, only three currently sit in the drop zone. This is crucial because we see teams that are vulnerable for the drop getting the points they need when they can get them. To say these teams are locked in to playing another year in the big leagues would be a stretch, but these early points will be huge factor in how the table shapes in May. Besides, who doesn’t like rooting for the little guy? Last year, Blackpool popularized the offensive style of play for promoted teams. The trend for promoted teams has moved from the scrappy defensive style to an open, go-forit-all mentality. It makes the games easy to watch, and makes getting behind a team even easier. The giants may dominate the sport, but never count out the underdog. Other stories: Looks like Carlos Tevez may have played his last game for Man City. After refusing to play during a Champions League game, City has suspended him until January (conveniently, when the transfer window opens). Vancouver opened the brand new BC Place stadium against the Timbers on October 2. Keeper Joe Cannon called out his teammates, reminding them they are playing for their jobs after a 1-0 loss. With the expansion draft looming, hopefully they can kick it into gear at the end of the season.
The Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams host the St. Clair College Saints this week. The men play Tuesday, Oct 11th. @ 4pm. and the women play Wednesday, Oct 12th. at 4pm.
The Fanshawe Badminton Team is off to Humber College on Friday, October 7th. for the Humber Badminton Invitational Tournament.
The Men’s Volleyball Team is off to Seneca College Friday, October 7, for a weekend long tournament.
The Men’s Basketball team has a busy week with an exhibition game Wednesday, Oct 12th. at Laurier University and then a tournament starting Friday, Oct 14th. at Durham College.
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