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Alumna defends Palestine
Rachel Gardner
News Editor

Football Mounties fell 42-41 to St.FX in double overtime Friday night. The loss means that Mount Allison will finish out of the playoffs.

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Friday thriller ends in heartbreak
Wray Perkin
Sports Writer
The first ever night game hosted by the Mount Allison Football Mounties was definitely one to remember. The game saw a little bit of everything and ended in disappointment for the Mounties, who surrendered a 27-10 halftime lead, losing 42-41 in double overtime to the visiting St FX X-Men. The loss puts the Mounties at 0-7 for the season, eliminating them from playoff contention as the X-Men improved to 2-5 with just one game left. The overtime format could not have been more complicated for the Mounties, who needed to win by eight points to possess the tiebreak over the X-Men for the third and final playoff spot in the AUS. The convert by X-Men kicker Anthony Alix was the winning point following a touchdown run by Ashton Dickson in the second overtime period. This score followed a touchdown run by quarterback Jake Hotchkiss, and a failed two-point convert by the Mounties. The game started well for the Mounties, who drove 75 yards in 9 plays, aided by a 33-yard completion from Hotchkiss to Adam Molnar. Alec Curtis’s 12-yard field goal attempt appeared to sail well wide, but was ruled as through the uprights, putting Mt. A ahead 3-0 lead. The X-Men replied with a field goal of their own, and after the teams traded punts, the visitors were given excellent field position after a fumbled snap on a punt, and Cory Wensley ran it in from five yards out, putting the score at 10-3 in favour of St FX. Six minutes into the second quarter, Molnar and Hotchkiss connected again for a 31-yard gain. After a catch by Josh Blanchard put the Mounties in scoring position, it was again Hotchkiss to Molnar, this time in the end zone for a spectacular grab by Molnar with an X-Men defender draped all over him. On the Mounties next possession, Nick Kukkonen busted loose for a 66yard TD score, the longest run of his

Eva Barlett wants the world to recognize the sufferings of Palestinians, a message she believes is going underrepresented in today’s media. A former music student at Mt. A, Barlett worked with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in Palestine over the past four years, working to document and diminish the possibility of violent attacks against Palestinian populations. She travelled to the West Bank in May 2007, and continued working in the Gaza Strip in November 2007 to June 2010. “I didn’t know the word Palestine five years ago,” stated Barlett during the lecture. After her studies at Mt. A ended in 2003, Barlett taught English in South Korea and later travelled to Tibet, sparking her interest in social justice issues. “When I was in South Korea, I was able to travel through southeast Asia, and saw a lot of poverty and injustice,” stated Barlett. “When I returned to South Korea, I was hungry for news, and started listening to Democracy Now!, which was airing a lot on Palestinian issues. I went from total ignorance to total shock. I did some research, learned about the ISM, and liked what they did.” Her public lecture outlined the humanitarian crisis and violence surrounding the 2007 to 2010 blockade in Gaza, showing numerous video clips and photographs of children burnt with white phosphorus, a weapon banned under the UN’s third convention on conventional weapons, violence against Palestinian farmers and fisherman, and the economic poverty of the Palestinian people. The most severe violence came during the attacks that occurred between December 27, 2008 and January 18, 2009, which resulted in around 1,500 Palestinian casualties. Living in Gaza, Barlett expressed that the violence experienced was impossible to comprehend before

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Internet Photo/CUP SASKATOON (CUP) — There was a time when most email addresses included references to princesses, sparkles or surfing. Perhaps you remember this time, when MSN Messenger was king and MySpace was still a pedophile’s best friend. People’s online identities are no longer divorced from their offline lives. It’s likely that the email on your resume is something that identifies you by name — something that “surferpunk88@hotmail.com” never quite did. The trend toward real identities online has undoubtedly been bolstered by Facebook. The social network insists on people using their real With Facebook and e-mail addresses that contain our real names, the question of internet anonymity and privacy should be high on our list of concerns. names and founder Mark Zuckerberg is a wellknown foe of anonymity. “The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly,” he told David Kirkpatrick, author of The Facebook Effect. “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.” Zuckerberg has financial and philosophical reasons for this position. Each tidbit of personal data we feed into Facebook allows him to sell ever more targeted advertising on the site — which has helped make the Harvard dropout one of the youngest billionaires in the world. But Zuckerberg also thinks anonymity leads to bad behaviour, letting people get away with things they would not otherwise say or do.

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Atlantic Canada gets economic boost
$25 billion shipbuilding contract to foster economic growth
Carly Levy
News Writer
The announcement was made in Halifax last Wednesday to a crowd of excited business people, Internet Photo/Global Montreal politicians, and labourers that Irving Shipbuilding is the recipient of a $25 Shipbuilders celebrate after hearing Ottawa announce that billion contract to build twenty-one Halifax’s Iriving Shipbuilding received the $25 billion contract. combat ships for the Canadian Navy. These include offshore and Arctic economic opportunity for Nova in the province during the program’s patrol ships, as well as destroyers and Scotia since Confederation. peak years. On average, that equals frigates, to replace the current fleet. Grant MacIssac is a Sales and out to about 8 500 jobs per year for Irving, which built the last warships, Business Development Manager thirty years. Another part of the edged out Seaspan in Vancouver for VistaCare Communications, a study breaks down the yearly spinand the Davie shipyard in Quebec. technology solutions provider based offs in Nova Scotia during peak Seaspan won an $8 billion contract, in Halifax. “There is no question this construction years, amounting to while Davie was shut out. contract will have an unprecedented approximately 420 new homes, Alleged benefits for Nova Scotia impact in Halifax and the Atlantic 750 new car sales, $38.5 million include job creation, Region,” said in groceries, and $11 million in financial security, an It means that we’re MacIssac. VistaCare restaurant meals. increase in the tax going to be able to will be just one of The Atlantic Provinces Economic base, and spin-offs bring people home the companies and Council estimates that there will also such as an increased and to allow them to business sectors that be several benefits to other parts of demand for housing have prosperity here will be able to benefit Canada. These include the purchase and services. “It means in the province. from this project. of high-technology goods and that we’re going MacIssac expects that services from a range of suppliers, to be able to bring Darrell Dexter the work his company which will benefit other shipyards people home and to Nova Scotian executes at the Irving in Atlantic Canada, as well as the allow them to have Premier Shipyard will increase creation of an additional 4 000 jobs prosperity here in the dramatically, tripling across Canada. province,” said NS Premier Darrell over the next three to five years. CEO of Irving Shipbuilding Jim Dexter after the announcement. “Many other local contractors will Irving has set his thoughts on the The project translates into a also benefit, and with this type of thousands of people the Maritimes lifetime’s worth of job security for money being spent, I expect to see has lost to Western Canada. “I think over 1,000 shipyard workers, which more competitors bidding on tenders there’s a lot of people out West who is estimated will more than double in from across Canada and the globe. will be delighted to come home, size to a peak of 2,500 workers. The Everyone [will] want a piece of the so we feel good about that,” said direct and indirect spin-offs from action,” he said. Irving in reference to the 10 000 the shipbuilding program are said A study commissioned by the applications the company currently to be worth $800 million a year to Greater Halifax Partnership has on file. “People want to come the Nova Scotian economy. Premier indicates that 11 500 jobs – both back,” he said. Darrell Dexter calls it the biggest direct and indirect – will be created

SAC debates whether to change time and place of weekly meetings

VP Academic Erik Fraser brought forward the discussion that the time of Student Administrative Council meetings should be changed in order to accommodate students involved with the Music Department at Mount Allison. The Music Department has a mandatory Symphonic Band Credit, with classes taking place on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:50 p.m., while SAC meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. It was brought up that students who were required to attend the Symphonic Band practices would not be able to attend the weekly meetings. Many questions were brought forward from other SAC members who were concerned that no time is available that will accommodate all students, unless the meetings are held on weekends. Board of Regents Representative Sean McGilley expressed concern that opening the meeting for one department may mean that the SAC will have to apply the same rule for all other classes and departments. “What happens when we change this for one student? I mean, does that open Pandora’s box for us?” expressed McGilley. SAC President Pat Joyce suggested moving the discussion to the Operations Committee for further review. “I think for the next week, we should hold our meetings at 9:00 on Wednesdays… and look to our Operations Committee for a long term solution,” said Joyce. VP Campus Life Michael Watkins encountered a number of questions from SAC representatives, who voiced their concerns about the issue regarding don contracts. Councillors raised questions on why no re-application process was allowed and what type of person this contract would attract. “They [the University] wanted to give all different members of the community a chance to be a part of the residence experience,” commented Watkins. SAC members continued to express concerns about the contract. Watkins concluded that “it is very clear what the student opinion is.” The SAC decided to invite the Vice-President of International and Student Affairs Ron Byrne to one of the SAC meetings to address student concerns. VP Academic Erik Fraser brought forth a motion to make a donation of $500 to the University Centre for the Engaged Learning Fund at Mt. A in recognition of “the value that the University’s Academic Support Services continue to provide to members of the students’ union.” This donation would help to continue to increase the available support services for students in future years. The motion was passed unanimously. Shinerama Chair Beth Whitfield presented her report to the SAC, detailing the funds raised in this year’s Shinerama campaign. “The most we ever made was $36 000 or $37 000. This year, we were almost $20 000 above that… with a total of $55 735.90,” said Whitfield, as SAC members applauded in loud congratulations. Online donations contributed to the increase in funds raised throughout the summer, and these online donations will remain open until December. The biggest source of revenue for the campaign was Shine Day. Whitfield is planning to apply for a national award for the Mt. A Shinerama campaign titled “Best Overall Campaign.”

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Eva Barlett gives public lecture on her experiences, struggles in Palestine
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arriving in Gaza itself. “You can’t really prepare for it,” stated Barlett. “I did do some reading before. A number of activists have been killed, and I guess I thought I would be killed too. I was arrested twice, I was deported, I was kicked in the head by a soldier.” Yet Barlett states that she has prevailed through these hardships to bring the issues to light. “The Palestinian people are so kind. They invite me into their homes, and yet they’re being killed and are nameless,” commented Barlett. “Palestine is full of stories like this of people who are ‘unimportant’ and whose lives, on a daily basis, are erased.” Palestine has faced severe economic sanctions since the 2006 elections of Hamas. Eighty per cent of Palestinians are food aid dependent, and Palestine has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. Israeli restrictions on imports have prevented medicines, farming tools, baby formula, and construction materials from entering Gaza while similarly preventing exports such as strawberries and carnations from exiting the region. Barlett focused much of her lecture around the Israeli-Palestinian buffer zone, stated to be 300 meters in width, while Israelis shoot at people who approach at a distance of up to two kilometers across the buffer zone. Barlett states that the most productive farmland is right along this buffer zone, placing farmers in the middle of gunfire to harvest and plant crops. While farmers make a mere five dollars a day in this work, Barlett expressed that the economic sanctions placed on construction materials and other goods have severely repressed Palestinian employment opportunities. Non-violent demonstrations have been organized by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since 2008 against Israeli violence outside of the alleged 300 meter buffer zone. Barlett states that in ten cities there are protests on a weekly basis, although there is usually a ‘media black out’ to these issues. “There are thousands of Palestinian Ghandis,” says Barlett. “They have a history of nonviolent demonstration and strikes.” In initiating change towards the Palestinian situation, Barlett says that it is important to look beyond depictions of the conflict as an ArabJewish rivalry. “The important thing is that we recognize the sufferings Palestinians are facing everyday,” states Barlett. “It’s a suffocating siege that destroys their livelihoods and the ability to put food on the table. If Israel wanted peace, they could strip the siege and search out dialogue. Arabs and Jews can get along and do.” The lecture had a noticeable effect on the audience, leaving many students greatly affected by her message. “The lecture did a compelling job of showing how complex and farreaching the effects of the siege in Gaza are and shared some lesscommonly heard stories about the persecution of farmers and fishermen,” commented fourth-year International Relations student Rebecca Dixon. “Despite its length, you could feel the audience was captivated by the presentation and even those who might have expected the shocking images and scenes were affected.”

The cost of safety
The Canadian Federal corrections budget has risen from $1.6 billion when the Conservative government took power in 2006 to $2.98 billion this past year, despite the fact that the Canadian crime rate has been on steady decline for the past twenty years. The Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has yet to provide a Vanessa Million price on the costs involved with the Omnibus Bill. Political Beat Writer “We’re not governing on the basis of the latest statistics; we’re governing on the basis of what’s As Bill C-10 continues to be right to better protect victims and scrutinized by Members of law-abiding Canadians,” said Mr. Parliament, the Conservative Nicholson to The Globe and Mail. Omnibus Bill faced an unlikely According to Texas officials, Bill opponent in the state of Texas, who C-10 is taking a step backwards. claims that the bill will impose Representative Jerry Madden, head enormous and unnecessary costs to of the Texas House Committee on Canadian taxpayers. Corrections, claims that it is less At the end of this year, Correctional expensive to invest in treatment Services Canada and rehabilitation will spend more programs than it is than $450 million Our focus, both in to build and sustain implementing the policy and society, more prison systems. Truth in Sentencing should be on the When deciding Act, one of the prevention of crime, whether to build C o n s e r v a t i v e rather than on another prison, government’s crime incarceration and which would have reduction initiatives. punitive measures after cost $2 billion, the The Truth in the fact . Committee decided Sentencing Act is to use about $300 one of nine pieces Vanessa Oliver million to improve of legislation that Mt. A Sociology mental health the Conservative Professor centres and drug government failed treatment programs. to pass during their Not only was there a minority. With a current majority cost benefit, but also there has been a in the House of Commons and the decline in crime rates. Senate, there is a much more likely A lawyer for the anti-tax group, chance that the bill will be passed in Right on Crime, Marc Levin, Parliament. commented on the benefits that these

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This Week in the World
A weekly miscellany compiled by Scott Green
The embattled former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gadhafi was killed on Thursday. Colonel Gadhafi, sixty-nine, was apparently killed after being caught in a cross-fire between rebels fighting to overthrow him and his loyalist forces. His death brings an end to his claim to power in Libya, which lasted for forty-two years beginning with the coupthat put him in power in 1969.

Bill C-10 faces ongoing criticism from unlikely opponents

Libyan ex-dictator killed

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Argentine President re-elected
Argentinian President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner was reelected this weekend in a landslide victory. The fifty-eight year-old President Fernandez swept the field, garnering fifty-four per cent of the vote and crushing her nearest opponent, socialist candidate Hermes Binner, who received just 17 per cent of the votes. Fernandez first took office in 2007, becoming the fifty-fifth president of Argentina, taking over for her late husband Néstor Kirchner, who served from 2003 to 2007. She is Argentina’s first elected female President.

Texas has criticized the Conservative omnibus crime bill, stating that it will not reduce crime and will waste taxpayer dollars.
steps have had for Texas. “We’ve seen a double-digit decline in the last few years in Texas, both in our prison incarceration rate and, most importantly in our crime rate.” The Texas Department of Corrections reported that the crime rate in Texas has fallen by 12.8 per cent between 2005 and 2010. Forensic psychologist Teresa May-Williams, who works at an American drug treatment centre, comments that drugs and alcohol often play a large role in most crimes. Prison systems ignore these core issues, and offenders are likely to continue using the substances when they are released from prison. “The data showed that sixty per cent of those individuals will be out and committing a new crime in, on average, about eleven months,” commented May-Williams. Sociology professor at Mount Allison University Dr. Vanessa Oliver comments that incarcerating people without treatment will not benefit a society as a whole. “Research demonstrates that the longer one is incarcerated, the more likely he or she is to become enmeshed in cycles of criminality and violence that are difficult to escape… Our focus, both in policy and society, should be on the prevention of crime, rather than on incarceration and punitive measures after the fact,” said Oliver in an e-mail interview.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia dies
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia died on Saturday. The octogenarian Sultan bin AbdulAziz al Saud passed away on Saturday in New York City after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004. The Crown Prince was the half-brother of the eightyseven year-old King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and was the Minister of Defence and Aviation, a position he first held in 1963. The Crown Prince was a member of the “Sudairi Seven,” the name given to the seven children of King AbdulAziz Ibn Saud, who reigned from 1902 to 1953, by his wife Hassa bint Ahmad al-Sudairi.

Students crowd campus for Fall open house
Prospects high as students tour Mount Allison campus
Julie Melanson
Argosy Correspondent
Mt. A’s first open house of the academic year brought out approximately 300 to 350 prospective students who flooded the school for tours, with an additional 100 family members joining them. The student who traveled the furthest to visit the Friday open house was from Alberta. The day included a guided tour of the campus, lunch in Jennings, and an academic exhibition where the prospective students met with professors to discuss their academic options. Parents were able to attend a Q&A presentation that was emceed by Vice-President International and Student Affairs Ron Byrne. An academic exhibition was held in the Athletic Centre where professors and students from various departments were stationed to answer questions engaged with Internet Photo/Mount Allison layout of the school is good, and the property is beautiful, but when it comes down to determining what university my daughter will choose to attend, versatility of the program and scholarship options are the most important factors.” Prospective student Emily Williams said she came to the Open House because of the University’s positive academic reputation. “I want my future school to be small and I want a good education for my money,” stated Williams. “I’ve heard great things about the academic programs here.” The day was a positive one for prospective students and their families. “I was truly pleased to see improved signage, tremendously active and helpful student staff, general support from across the Student Affairs’ area and, as importantly, the amazing support of our academic departments for the Academic exhibition in the gym,” commented Byrne. “To have so many faculty and students turning out to assist in this important exhibition sends a very positive and supportive message to our prospective students and parents. Finally, the support of the houses and various other groups on campus again sent a very positive message to our prospective students and their families.”

Earthquake rocks Turkey
Turkey was struck by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake this past weekend. The quake, which struck in Eastern Turkey around the towns of Ecris and Van, has already claimed the lives of more than 250 individuals and injured more than a thousand. According to official reports from Turkey, the quake levelled nearly 1,000 buildings. Since the initial quake, the area has been hit by at least 200 aftershocks, the largest of which registered a six on the Richter scale. Turkey is a state that sits on both the North and East Anatolian Fault lines, making it particularly vulnerable to earthquakes. The last major quake to hit Turkey occurred in 1999.

Student ambassadors, faculty, and administration gave tours of the Mt. A campus last Friday to prospective high school students.
the prospective students and their families. Many student ambassadors were available to welcome people and answer questions. Ron Byrne commented on the hard work of staff and students during the Fall Open House. “The work done by Judee Wellband and her campus liaison team was truly tremendous,” commented Byrne. “Judee has worked with a broad cross-section of our campus community as well, including other Student Affairs staff (including our Admissions Counsellors), house executives, faculty, and staff to deliver a truly first-rate experience for our prospective students and their families.” Byrne asserted that the Open House is an important part of the prospective students to come to the Mt. A campus. “Previous research has shown that one of the biggest ‘tipping points’ in a student’s decision to attend Mt. A is a campus visit. The work done by Judee Wellband and her team, with the support of the entire campus, made a lot of prospective students and their parents give very serious consideration to Mt. A as the choice for their university - of this, I have no doubt.” One mother of a prospective student stated that she had a positive experience at the Open House. “The

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Through Stained Glass
Rev. John C. Perkin
University Chaplain
The date of October 21 has quietly come and gone. Harold Camping, who made news headlines with his predictions that the end of the world would come on May 21 of this past year, had revised his predictions to this month. The date in May, he explained, was a spiritual end, and the real date of the final end would be October 21, 2011. Camping is not the first to identify this time of year as the final date in Earth’s calendar. A Baptist lay preacher in upstate New York, William Miller, had previously determined that the end of the world would come on October 22. Miller carefully calculated biblical genealogies and correlated them to his literal readings of prophetic texts in the book of Daniel and the Gospel of Mark; these figures, when set alongside seventeenthcentury Bishop James Ussher’s claim that the world was created on October 23 4004 B.C.E, suggested a precise date for the end of the world and the second coming of Jesus: October 22, 1844. When that date arrived without apocalypse, the event became known as the Great Disappointment, ultimately giving rise to new denominations of prophetic expectation in the United States. There have always been endof-the-world predictions, and Camping’s second date has quietly slipped by with no media attention. For those who are concerned about a coming end, prospects of the Mayan calendar running out next year continue to cause anxiety. Fears of the world ending in the year 2012 still loom. We have become, however, immune to the ranting of the prophets of apocalypse. But in a similar fashion perhaps, the prospect of an environmental apocalypse also threatens, yet we are so used to hearing the voices calling us to change, that we have become adept at ignoring them. And yet this fear is based on real evidence. Such calls should elicit a response from us, so that we change and shape our lives and our societies to avoid this potential ecological apocalypse. In the days of the early church and its mission, the Apostle Paul had expectations of an imminent end, and believed in an imminent second coming of Christ. These expectations changed through his ministry, as months turned into years and the Second Coming failed to take place. He began to realize that there were other ways of understanding the idea of a Second Coming: ideas of Christ’s return in glory became images and a theology of hope, understood in metaphorical form. Whether in his early ministry, and hopeful of an imminent return, or in his later years and aware that a physical return of Christ was unlikely, he was consistent in his message of response. “Therefore,” he wrote. His theology, even as it evolved, had a steady ethical component: “therefore” was the beginning of an exhortation to righteous living, to lives of love, community, justice. In the light of imminent advent, and later without the sense of urgency that such an imminent return suggested, Paul called his readers to respond through ethical living, to lives of love and commitment to one another, to works of careful kindness and attentiveness to others. “Therefore”. Whether we pay attention to the prophets of doom, religious or secular, the message that we should pay attention to is the call to respond. In the face of more warnings of environmental challenges, it is important to respond with ethical and thoughtful action. It is not just in listening, but in acting responsibly that we demonstrate our role in creation. “Therefore”. The response should be to live responsibly in and for this world—this creation, and with awareness for all of its people, in the light of all that is just, even as it shines through stained glass.

Horror wears heals

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Vogue Cinema will be showing the not-so-scary film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show—a Halloween ritual that involves audience participation, scripted heckling, and outrageously provocative garb.

The Vogue’s night of make-up and mayhem
Elise Dolinsky
Features Writer
While it may not be scary or even Halloween related, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a huge part of Halloween culture for many people. Every year all over North America the show is played for Halloween, though more for the experience than for being watched. Audience members dress up, bring props, and follow scripted rituals. “When I went to see it, there were some people who would go to all three showings in a row, bring all the props and dress up and everything,” said Mount Allison student Agnes Flannigan. “I can see why people would be so obsessed with it, it’s quite entertaining,” she added. Rocky Horror is known for being one of the best shows to watch with a large group of people. While it may not scare like Paranormal Activity or any other horror film, it definitely makes up for that by creating a wild, fun atmosphere. The film is meant to be more of an experience than a performance, and has the longestrunning theatrical release in film history, as it is still played in theatres every Halloween, thirty-six years after its premiere.

At the event, movie-goers follow a scripted ritual, screaming things like “slut” every time the character Janet speaks, and “a**hole” every time her fiancé Brad pipes up. Other fun activities involve tossing toast into the air when the character Frank proposes a toast. However, every theatre has its own rules and guidelines about what to bring and do. Next week the Vogue Cinema will be presenting The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The guidelines have already been posted for the show. They recommend viewers bring rice, toast, a lighter, toilet paper, and more. However, Vogue Cinema requests that movie viewers do not bring water or confetti. Originally Rocky Horror was a failure according to the box office and critics. However, its success grew gradually, and over the years gathered a huge following of people who religiously line up to watch it every year. It has become the best known, and quite possibly the first, “midnight movie”. The film is a parody of science fiction, horror, and comedy movies prior cinematic eras. The plot follows a newly engaged couple who stumble upon a mad scientist’s lair. The show’s story is considered secret to those who have yet to watch it, as it is quite difficult to explain: it must be experienced before it can be understood. Rocky Horror has been described as a blur of strange songs, dancing, bright colours, and hilarious over-

acted acting. Viewers are expected to bring props such as toilet paper, newspaper, popcorn, and cards, along with a sense of adventure. The fact that Rocky Horror has an R-rating might prevent some from seeing it. This is part of the reason why Hollywood has tried to remake the 1975 film, much to many fans dismay. It is hard to duplicate the

What to bring to the madhouse:
-½ pound of rice (uncooked) -A pair of rubber gloves -Several pieces of toast (unbuttered) -Party noisemaker -Bic lighter OR a flashlight -Party hat -Roll of toilet paper -Bbell -Newspaper -Deck of playing cards

event that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and anyone that tries (such as last season’s Glee) doesn’t generally have much success. In the past few years the event has been quite successful, and this year is expected to be a great time as well.

Be your own Chef: seasonal and regional ingredients
Sean McDonell
Argosy Correspondent
When creating recipes, or when planning multi-course meals, a great thing to learn is the principal of harmony. The goal is to make the elements of the meal compatible. One of the easiest ways to create harmony within a meal is to use seasonal and regional ingredients. Some foods fit well together, simply because they grow either in the same part of the globe or at the same time of year. This concept of harmony also applies within the same dish. When buying local, there is a guarantee that produce was not shipped from thousands of miles away. What is lost in exotic ingredients and flavours when shopping local, is compensated for in the richness of local products. The taste of local vegetables beats that of globetrotting produce. If you do have a hankering for exotic tastes, remember that ingredients from the same part of the world taste best together. Play. Explore. Experiment. Get cooking!

Autumn-ingredient combinations to try:
-Butternut squash+brown sugar+nutmeg -Potatoes+carrots+apples Rutabaga+Carrots+Potatoes+ Celery Potatoes+Onions+Spice Apples+Cinnamon+Sugar Walnuts+Pecans+Acorn Squash Carrots+Cashews+Brown Sugar+Nutmeg

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Mommy, there’s a fin in my soup
The Ecology Letters estimate that finning claims between twenty-six to seventy-three million sharks annually. That number does not include the sharks that are killed for meat.
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Kittie Katz
Like the energizer bunny, woman keep going, and going … and going. Unlike men, women lucked out with one of Nature’s greatest blessings: multiple orgasms. Add on the emotional benefits that women bring to the table, and you’ve got yourself an answer to why lesbian love is so divine. Foreplay: Go crazy. Use long hair or nails as sensory tools, and find creative ways to titillate sensitive zones. For those with shorter hair, a good tug here and there can be quite sexy. Chest to chest contact is also erotic; breasts are very sensitive, and the sensation of nipples touching can be very intense. Never underestimate the power of light, slow caresses. Intertwining legs and creating friction between your limb and your partner’s vulva while kissing passionately leaves your hands free to roam. Allow your bodies to roll, bump n’ grind. Draw on what you yourself enjoy for clues as to what your partner might like. Communication is your biggest tool. Sex positions: These vary according to body type, flexibility, and comfort levels of the individuals involved. One position that is exclusive to female-female pairings is vulva to vulva contact. This is called tribadism, and can be achieved by intertwining legs and grinding against one another. Together, females can achieve virtually any sexual position. Sixtynine oral, missionary involving tribbing or utilizing fingers for penetration, reaching a hand around from behind to stimulate the clitoris and penetrate with fingers, the options go on. Play-time: While hands, mouth, and tongue can be used

Argosy/Lea Foy for penetration and stimulation, certain toys can be used to keep your hands free. Strap-ons are a fun way to enjoy many sexual positions. Dildos come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. They can easily be used with a harness if desired. Harnesses don’t necessarily have to be around the hips: some strap around your thigh, and some even strap to your face! Harnesses that do strap around the hips sometimes include an internal vibrator or toy for the penetrator to enjoy while performing on the receiver. Some dildos can be used like a strap-on but do not require a harness. The wearer holds the device inside with their vaginal muscles, and the dildo part protrudes for penetration. Toys must be washed after use according to instructions. Condoms and lube are good ideas as well. Costume party: Gender and role-playing can be fun to experiment with. Wear a pushup bra, bind your chest, or dress up in whatever makes you feel sexy. Good sex often transcends gender orientation boundaries and norms. Whether it’s trousers, a leather jacket, a vest and tie, heels, a flirty dress, lacy lingerie, or briefs, confidence is sexy.

Sharks are highly targeted marine animals. They are finned, tossed back to sea, and then die slowly.

Humans are the ocean’s fiercest predator
Jenna Gaudet
Argosy Contributor
Other than outer space, the ocean may be one of the most mysterious places known to man. However, not everyone appreciates the value of the ocean and its creatures. Sure, we all learned a thing or two about aquatic animal exploitation when Finding Nemo was released, but beyond that story many people are unaware of real-life fishing issues. Shark finning: the term is quite literal. It involves removing a shark’s fins and discarding the rest of the body. Ninety per cent of the carcass is tossed back into the ocean. The shark, still alive, sinks to the sea bottom unable to swim, and is eventually feasted upon by other animals. The humans responsible are not doing this for sport; they are the labourers of a massive underground corporation whose goal is to reel in substantial profits from the fins of sharks. This process is unfamiliar to many North Americans, as it is unique to other cultures. Shark hunters usually execute this “natural piracy” in the waters of the Pacific, particularly around the Galapagos Islands and the Republic of Palau. The fins then make their way to Eastern Asia, where they are dried and used for many things, the most

prominent being shark fin soup. shark meat is a staple food for many Initially “shark fin soup” sounds countries, but the shark finning bizarre, but in some cultures it is a industry neglects the value of the delicacy for middle-class society. This shark’s body. Also, overfishing not soup can cost upwards of $100 per only affects shark populations but also bowl, with the fin adding little to no entire food chains, as sharks are the flavour. The fin is believed to bring apex predators. good health and prosperity to soup With the decrease of sharks consumers, though this has never been comes the increase of smaller fish scientifically supported. Essentially, it populations. With this increase comes is just a good luck charm. the decrease of fish food sources like Along with the exploitation of algae and aquatic plants. What we sharks comes another issue: many humans sometimes forget is that the shark hunters use long line fishing majority of the oxygen we breathe on to catch their prey. The problem with land comes from the photosynthesis long lines is that they usually kill of aquatic plants. Everything is everything they connected. catch. So, if a long F o r t u n a t e l y, line catches 100 Shark finning involves more and more species, maybe removing a shark’s fins nations are sixty of them and discarding the rest of becoming aware will be sharks – the body. Ninety per cent of the threats the target- while that shark finning the other forty of the carcass is tossed places have on animals are back into the ocean. societies and unwanted. These economies around forty suffering or the world. Bill dead animals will simply be cut from Clinton banned shark finning and the long line and left at sea. fin importation in the United States, The demand for shark fins is rapidly and in 2010 Hawaii became the first increasing, and therefore pushing the state to ban the sale and possession of number of sharks killed each year. shark fins. Sharks are finned no matter their Overseas, the Japanese government age or size, and in massive quantities. has offered to help protect the waters According to the International surrounding the island of the Palua Union for Conservation of Nature Republic, and in China there is a (IUCN), “shark specialists estimate growing movement opposing shark that 100 million sharks are killed for fin soup. Conservation groups and their fins annually.” The industry is websites are aiming to spread the surprisingly massive—multi-billion news of shark finning to cultures dollar massive. that are unfamiliar with the harmful Overfishing causes a cascade process. of issues that expand outside the scope of just sharks. For example,

Habitat for Humanity launches campaign
Group aims to raise community profile
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
With the temperature dropping each day as Sackville approaches winter, Habitat for Humanity is hoping to fight the bitter cold with a campaign sure to keep kids warm. The group is kick-starting a campaign to provide kids with jackets in order to protect themselves during the winter months. The campaign starts this week and runs until November 14. Bins will be placed in high traffic areas like residences and other locations across campus for students and members of the community to donate their jackets. Habitat for Humanity will empty the bins once a week. Fourth year commerce student and Fundraising Committee member Bryce Works highlighted the importance of this initiative: “Coats for Kids is unique with no monetary gain. We are just trying to help kids in need.” Works compared the campaign to his current studies and the increasingly integral role of corporate-social responsibility (CSR) within the local community. Works also mentioned how many people have extra coats just lying around their homes. Instead of wasting such clothing, individuals can donate for a good cause. While Habitat for Humanity eagerly prepares for their build in Pensacola, Florida, later this year, they are using this campaign to raise their profile locally. The group is currently having coffee houses, bottle drives, and are preparing to sell coffee in an attempt to fundraise for the upcoming build. For further questions, email Coats for Kids: habitat@mta.ca.

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Fashion’s latest it-girl has quite the baby face
Little girls set new standard for feminine figure
David LeMesurier
Argosy Correspondent
The media is known for sensualizing products and associating sexual allure with name brands. To no one’s surprise, the fashion world is taking critical heat once again, and this time the target is ten-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau. Combining child innocence with mystery and seduction, arguably to Internet Photo/Fashionista, Internet Photo/Binside arouse and attract readers, the images Ten-year-old Thylane Blondeau’s photoshoot with French Vogue raised cries of protest and opposition. portraying Blondeau have received ample attention of a mixed variety. The situation: a recent Vogue Mount Allison professor Dr. people.” old actress and model Elle Fanning, editorial shoot by Tom Ford featured Vanessa Oliver explored the In her opinion, “corporations like participants were asked to guess the Blondeau decked controversy in her Vogue exploit female youth sexuality ages of the children. Answers ranged head to toe in the class, Sociology of to sell everything from magazines from seven to twenty-one years old, fabric of fashion— Youth. The goal was to jewelry.” Oliver pointed out that, and upon hearing the truth, many had Corporations like makeup, couture, to understand the although the magazine may have a lot to say. and stylized hair. Vogue exploit femaleconsequences of been attempting to be “tongue-inMaggie Higgins, a second year The problem: youth sexuality to sexualizing youth, cheek” with their editorial, “these student, took particular issue with many readers were sell everything from and to expose images change the way young girls Blondeau being clad only in beads outraged by what magazines to jewelry. students to the view femininity and sexuality, leading for one of her photos: “I am really they considered debate. When asked them to tolerate and endorse sexual uncomfortable with [this photo]. She to be sexualized why the discussion stereotypes about the objectification should be wearing a shirt. It’s not Dr. Vanessa Oliver was included in of women.” images of the young like a picture of a little girl running Mt. A Professor of the syllabus, Oliver girl, using the article In order to gauge the opinions around naked . . . It’s the fact that they as a springboard Sociology replied, “it allowed of Mt. A students regarding the are [stylizing her].” Higgins was not to discuss the issue for the exploration controversy of Blondeau’s work alone in her assertion, as this photo of of child modelling of many of the and the sexualization of children in Blondeau was the most contentious. in general, despite the fact that the topics that are especially relevant general, The Argosy took the issue to the Although Senter is not a model, editorial was meant to parody the to youth in society [such as] the streets. Armed with printed pictures he has been working out since he over-sexualized images of children in sexualization of youth culture and the of Blondeau, ten-year-old “Workout was five. Zach Lingley, visiting from the media. consumeristic fetishization of young Kid” CJ Senter, and thirteen-yearSaint John, was adamant that Senter’s

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“growth is going to be stunted. He has adult muscles but still has a child’s body”. Elle Fanning, being the new face of Marc Jacobs, propelled questions regarding the potential business benefits of using children in advertisements. Why would children be a better choice for companies that primarily target adults customers? When prodded with this question, second year Kiera Foti felt, “people are becoming more and more obsessed with [being skinny] to the point where it’s like, kids don’t have any curves and they are really skinny.” It is interesting that in terms of Blondeau, rather than the photo drawn from her Vogue editorial, it was an older photo from her portfolio that excited outrage from students. Similarly, in her article for Jezebel, journalist Jenna Sauers felt the criticisms of Vogue “rang hollow” as there had never been outrage over “children just a few years older than Thylane” when they were “made to look like the adults they can pass for”. Due to the criticism of this particular article, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the Mothers’ Union are now fighting the sexualization of children in the advertising and fashion industries. There is no doubt that children are taking a greater role in fashion, and as they reach centre stage, the backlash is likely to increase. Will the fashion industry be able to pacify the controversy, or will the industry take a hit for the sexualization of child models?

Growing up in the Invisible City: Cinema Politica’s latest showing in Sackville
sensitively, the disconnection of urban poverty and ethnicity from “the mainstream”. The documentary is very well done, though somewhat slowmoving. It focuses on a very serious issue yet manages to leave room for humour as well. What is interesting about Invisible City is that it not only focuses on the boys living in urban poverty and broken homes in Toronto, but also on how much harder it is for them to live in such an environment compared to their female counterparts. The boys living in Regent Park are faced with a very difficult life, especially boys like Kendell and Mikey who grew up without the presence of a father figure. Society tends to expect the worst from Regent Park boys, though their behaviour may give no cause for such preconceived notions. Aside from their mothers and a few dedicated community members, Regent Park boys have no one to root for their success. Alannah MacNeil, a sociology student at Mt. A, said she learned a lot from the film: “It’s nice to see how other people live and the different problems that they face,” she said. The film certainly does a good job of showing the difference between high school experiences in Canada, and how little many of us know about the lives of young Canadians born into poverty. “It made me think of the pressures film. The event was co-hosted by I faced in high school, and the diverse the Sociology Department, who led expectations people a discussion of the have on how to film afterwards. grow up,” said third [The film] made me For those year student Kristin think of the pressures unfamiliar with Booth. Boys like I faced in high school, Cinema Politica, Kendell and Mikey it is a nonand the diverse learn at a young profit network of age that being expectations people community and perceived as weak have on how to grow campus groups that is not an option, up. screen independent, and are forced into Kristin Booth political films. The adulthood early on. Sackville branch Third -year has been around They often know Mt. A student since 2009 and the difference between right and shows films biwrong, but are faced monthly. Their next with so much that they have trouble film will be on Monday, November 7. doing the “right” thing. Sweet Crude is a story about survival, The showing was very popular. corruption, greed, and resistance with Mt. A professors, students, and respect to the oil industry in Nigeria’s community members attended the Niger Delta.

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Cinema Politica’s latest Sackville showing
Elise Dolinsky
Features Writer
How much are our lives affected by where we grow up and with whom we are raised? This is the issue that documentary Invisible City dives into. The film was shown last Monday at the Mount Allison Wu Centre as part of Sackville’s Cinema Politica. Directed by the award winning Hubert Davis, Invisible City explores the transformation of community and

identity, and its effect on youth. The film follows the story of boys Kendell and Mikey, as they grow up in Toronto’s Regent Park, an innercity housing project. Public housing like this is supposed to be transitional, yet often the people living there don’t know how to make a better life for themselves in order to leave. This part of the city is often ignored. Teenagers, especially boys, growing up in the area are frequently subjected to negative stereotyping. They must fight their way into adulthood, resisting the environmental and social pressure to make poor choices. Invisible City has already been awarded Best Canadian Feature Documentary by Hot Docs, a Canadian international documentary festival. It manages to depict,

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Bands from all over North America and beyond gather once a year in Nova Scotia, for the Halifax Pop Explosion, the largest music festival on the East Coast. This year it happened from October 18th to the 22nd, and included many bands that have played in Sackville. CHMA had a live report from Halifax on Boardwalk Radio, and will soon be airing exclusive coverage of the festival. On the Top 31 Chart this week, the following artists played at the Pop Explosion this year: One Hundred Dollars, Ohbijou, PS I Love You, Dan Mangan, The Weather Station, Library Voices, Bonjay, Jon McKiel, Giant Hand, Jennifer Castle, and The Skeletones Four. In true campus/ community radio fashion, this station continues to demonstrate its support for local and touring artists-GO CHMA!

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Dr. Hawkes speaks to The Argosy about change at Mt. A
Marc-Alexandre Chartrand
Science and Technology Writer
When I asked Robert Hawkes about doing a lunch interview with The Argosy, I was a little surprised with his suggestion of Jack’s Pizza. I wouldn’t think that the esteemed Robert Hawkes I had read about – the man of academic accomplishment, the recipient of numerous honours and awards over the years (including the prestigious Paul Paré Medal of Excellence in 2006), and the personable professor that science students were quick to suggest as the top interview candidate – would be a fan of Jack’s, an establishment frequented by blue-collar townspeople during the day, and filled with drunk and disorderly students by night. When I arrive at Jack’s, Bob is already at the counter, paying for a slice of pepperoni pizza. I introduce myself as the Science & Technology writer, and we seat ourselves at a small table, with a small makeshift wall separating us from the clamour of the kitchen. I ask Bob about his surprising choice of Jack’s. “It’s one of my favourite places – it’s close to [the physics department] and I often come here if I am delayed going home and I can just run over quickly.” I quickly see that underneath all the teaching honours and academic awards is a man with a mild and modest demeanour. Bob Hawkes has been teaching at Mount Allison since 1980, and has lived in Sackville for over thirty years. His research has taken him as far away as the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. During this time he has been a champion of public involvement and civic engagement beyond the confines of the university community. According to his profile on the Sackville “Cultural Heroes” page on the town’s website, he has given public lectures on everything from “backyard astronomy to extraterrestrial life.” I move on to discuss to the changing nature of academic scholarship, and I am interested to discover how the university has evolved since he was an undergraduate here in the early 1970s. When Hawkes speaks of change at Mt. A, it is not with forlorn nostalgia, but with an eager enthusiasm that makes me want to learn more about his story. “The university is the same and it’s different. What continues to amaze me is the energy of students, the enthusiasm of students in general. By that I don’t mean only students,

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Lunch with The Argosy: Bob Hawkes
elaborates on how virtual star-gazing software has revolutionized the way that people learn about our universe: “that was something that was so valuable in learning astronomy - it was not an incremental step forward, but a huge step forward for the discipline,” he says. Next semester he will be involved in a pilot project that involves the use of iPad tablet PCs in the classroom. The project will be funded through a technology trust provided to the department by a large Canadian banking institution. I ask Bob if he ever had any regrets about pursuing a teaching profession in Sackville. His response was that “all of us would maybe change a few things in life, but teaching at Mt. A. is one [thing] that I would never change … It’s been a very great three decades here at Mt. A in a fantastic environment.” Bob believes in what he does, and he believes in the capacity for individuals to make a difference in the world through their actions and words. I ask him if he has any advice to give to current students, many of them leaving university uncertain about what career they want to pursue or how they can contribute to society. “I think that you should follow what you’re really passionate about. In general the best people in any area will always find interesting support and things to do, and one shouldn’t overly plan one’s whole career.”

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Dr. Robert Hawkes is a professor of physics at Mount Allison who has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.
I mean faculty, staff, students, the administration, everyone.” Hawkes says he is happy to see students doing things outside the immediate academic environment and getting involved in groups like Relay for Life. Despite his age and the fact that he does not regularly use a cell phone, Bob is hardly a Luddite in the classroom. With degrees in both Astrophysics and Science Education, Bob is himself a pioneer in developing new and novel ways to interact with students both inside and outside of the classroom. Though skeptical on the benefits of PowerPoint presentations, Bob is an ardent believer in technology that allows students do things that aren’t possible “on the chalkboard.” Hawkes

RIM struggles in smartphone race
Following network outage RIM faces customer dissatisfaction
Marc-Alexandre Chartrand
Science and Technology Writer
The Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM) has seen its stock price fall by more than fifty per cent this year, and many fear that the company may not be able to survive in the competitive mobile phone industry. For quite some time, their BlackBerry has struck a chord with consumers and businesspeople alike. However, the recent BlackBerry network outage has eroded the competitive edge that BlackBerry appeared to have over its competitors, such as Apple’s iPhone and other smartphones using Google’s Android operating system. BlackBerry services, including access to e-mail, were unavailable London, and affected an estimated fourty million BlackBerry users. RIM had not anticipated that their reliance on a centralized private network to push encrypted emails from the email systems of companies to individual BlackBerrys might lead to problems such as a system wide failure. It took them over three days to recover from the outage and get the messaging systems back up. Millions of BlackBerry users expressed their frustration at RIM on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook, some businesses even demanding monetary compensation for the financial losses they incurred as a result of the outage. Last week, co-chief executive of RIM Mike Lazardis, apologized to BlackBerry users for the outage and promised them a $100 credit that they can use to purchase apps for their smartphone. At this point, the future of RIM and of the BlackBerry, remain uncertain. Many speculate that unless RIM takes drastic measures to improve the quality and versatility of its next line of handsets, the future looks grim. More than seventy million people use the BlackBerry smartphone, many of them working for companies or governments that require security - this has allowed RIM to pull in $20 billion in revenues last year. However, sales of BlackBerrys are slowing down quite significantly. According to Gartner, a market analysis firm, BlackBerrys accounted for twenty per cent of new smartphone sales in the spring of 2010. Since then, it has fallen by eight per cent and phones operating on Google’s Android OS now outsell BlackBerrys three to one. Android smartphones and the iPhone are versatile multimedia devices with ever growing functionality, allowing users to watch movies, read the news, use interactive apps, and listen to music. These features remain very limited and uncomfortable for BlackBerry users, many of whom are in the market for new phones that offer more functionality. While the company does have the capital and the potential to restructure its network and come out with a new line of devices that rivals the most appealing features of the iPhone and Androids, many have doubts that it will actually happen.

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BlackBerry users are still angry about the network crash earlier this month, leaving them without access to services like e-mail.
for three days, affecting millions of customers on five continents. For years, BlackBerry was celebrated by consumers because of features such as BlackBerry Messenger, an instant messaging platform which all BlackBerrys could be connected to. Large businesses and corporations also preferred RIM’s BlackBerry over other options because their encrypted network allowed for secure and reliable e-mail storage and communication. The outage was caused by a hardware failure at the company network operation centre just outside

Sci-Tech Ticker

Measles infection rates in Canada and the U.S are the highest they have been since the last peak in the mid 90s. Researchers suggest mud volcanoes in Greenland as a contendor for the location where life on Earth originated. By the end of 2011, Earth’s population is expected to reach 7 billion. By 2045? 9 billion.

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Selling out on health: calling the practices of the pharmaceutical industry into question
Shawn Seeley
Science and Technology Editor
amounts of money to find desirable results has worked in concert with the extreme advertising put out by drug companies to create a positive, safe image for their medicines. The scope of the pharmaceutical business today is increasing at a dizzying rate. Some estimates have suggested that the market will be worth at least $1 trillion by 2014. In a shameless fervour to garner the support of more consumers, pharmaceutical propaganda has invaded the radio, magazines, newspapers, television ads, billboards, and indeed, even your own personal computer. Regardless of how diligently one may try to escape the grasp of this industry, our health is being sold to us. The question is: who can we blame? The answer seems to be a marriage between the pharmaceutical business and the science it employs. In a world and an economy where grants and funding are hard to obtain, it is difficult for scientists not to tap in to the always-present option of money from pharmaceutical companies. Often paid in large quantities to find desirable results, science can be easily tweaked by researchers to produce legitimate findings that are, in fact, completely non-accurate. Further than just producing bogus results, some scientists have been so enticed by the potential for personal financial gain that they have geared their entire careers towards endorsing drugs and treatments that may not be safe, nor efficacious. Many scientific journals around the world now stipulate that researchers declare any biases they may have. A study revealed that in 2009, twentynine per cent of cancer researchers published in noteworthy science journals had declared a bias related to pharmaceutical funding. Worse still, research on cancer that had been funded by the pharmaceutical industry examined only treatment sixty-two per cent of the time, while studies not funded by the pharmaceutical industry focused on the causation and development of cancer in 64 per cent of published articles. As citizens of a world where science and medicine are so critical to our future survival, we all need to question the economic and financial drives that bring a drug to researchers, our pharmacies, and indeed, our own family doctor’s office. Science is objective and pure – the goal is to find ultimate answers. In the hands of a capable researcher, science can be manipulated in clandestine ways to gain results favourable to the employer. Although science in and of itself is unbiased and limitless in its potential for good, humans are not infallible. Be your own scientists, and don’t take every advertisement you see as medical truth.

Are you lazy? Tired? Depressed? Do you have any problems (at all, ever) in your sex life? There’s a pill for that! In fact, if there isn’t a pill for it, there’s a cream. Not fussy about creams? Maybe you should get the patch version, instead. Do you want to look as happy as that youthful retired couple, skipping across the beach on your television screen? Although you don’t know what their ailments were before they took the drugs they’re advertising, you should ask your doctor about the product anyway. Hey, as long as you’ve got money… you’ve got health! The idea of being able to buy your health is comforting. There is no doubt that prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs have produced wonderful results, healing the bodies and minds of many individuals who would otherwise be suffering, or worse, deceased. The problems that arise with respect to

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Scientists and medical professionals have been accused of producing results conducive to the desires of those funding them.
the pharmaceutical industry are the instances where bad science and politics alike have been fostered out of what can effectively be referred to as a financial bribe. The bias of scientists being paid exuberant

No more green for NB Environmental Network
Government withdraws funds for Canadian Environmental Network
Rachel Gardner
News Editor
over 640 highly diverse large and small, rural and urban organizations from coast to coast to coast,” stated Larry McDermott, Aboriginal Representative and Director of the RCEN, and Executive Director of Plenty Canada in a recent press release. “A huge part of our understanding of environmental issues and traditional, indigenous community, and scientific knowledge and experience has reached Canadians’ kitchen tables largely due to the existence of the Canadian Environmental Network.” Funding has decreased for the network over the past few years, dropping from just under $1 million to $550,000 annually. The complete withdrawal of funds came as a large surprise to the organization, who had received notification earlier this year of the intent to continue federal funding. “The Canadian Environmental Network received a letter from Environment Canada in May this year stating their intent to continue core funding in the amount of $547,000 for the current fiscal year,” stated Oliver Kolmel, Chair of the RCEN, in a press release. “In keeping with our over three-decadeslong partnership, we ask that EC honour this letter.” The government has backed the drop in funding, stating that they will move towards more web-based communications for environmental participation. “Responsible spending and sound management of tax dollars are important at all times,” stated Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, Michelle Rempel in the House of Commons on October 17. “The department is moving toward a more direct use of web-based consultation and we already have a number of web pages dedicated to public participation.” The NBEN, which relies on core funding of $22,000 received annually through RCEN, has been a strong advocate for environmental groups, including over ninety member or associate citizen -based groups in NB. “It’s a sad day when the federal government withdraws funding from a truly national institution such as the RCEN and its affiliates right across the country,” comments Grand Lake Watershed Guardian and NBEN chairperson Randy Nason. “When the Grand Lake Watershed Guardians began our work to protect Grand Lake, it was the NBEN who linked us up with other organizations interested in watershed protection to help us hit the ground running.” A number of Canadians have taken action to get the government to reverse this decision, including NBEN member and second-year Acadia student Jenna KhouryHanna, who started a petition one week ago that has secured over 1,000 signatures. “We have some initiatives in the planning process right now to bring more awareness to this

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The future is uncertain for over 640 environmental groups as Environment Canada announced that it would be withdrawing its funding of the Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN), despite assurances of continued funding earlier this year. As the thirty-four years of financial partnership between the government and the RCEN came to a halt on October 13, the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN), which gets its funding from the RCEN, will be forced to reconsider the continuation of its support services to environmental and conservation groups across the province. Officially incorporated in 1987, the RCEN is a bilingual, non-partisan organization with affiliate networks in each of the provinces and in the Yukon. “The RCEN consists of

Minister of Environment Peter Kent faces scrutiny as Environment Canada ended thirty years of financial support for the RCEN.
issue and to hopefully get others to start applying more pressure to the Environmental Minister Peter Kent to reinstate funding,” comments Khoury-Hanna. “Here at Acadia University, we’ll be setting up tables and encouraging students to sign hard copies of letters that we will be mailing to Peter Kent.” Other organizations across the country are mobilizing in support of the RCEN. The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network is encouraging its members to send letters requesting that funding be reinstated to their MPs and to Peter Kent. MPs have already spoken out in support of the restoration of funds. Halifax New Democrat MP Megan Leslie voiced disagreement with the policy in the House of Commons debate on October 17. “[The Conservatives] are muzzling or firing scientists and now they are eviscerating the communications network of environmental groups across Canada,” asserted Leslie. “The minister claims that it is a rigorous process to manage spending, but while he was cutting half a million dollars from Canadian environmental groups, the government announced $28 million to celebrate the War of 1812. Well, this just in, the real war is the war the government is waging on the environment.” The RCEN will remain open to the public and for business despite funding cuts, seeing through existing project commitments and procuring new contracts.

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October 27, 2011

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The fantastic adventure of A SURREAL (& possibly dream- Will and Fred: Part 4 based) interview with a Salvador Dali painting
Heather Baglole
Argosy Correspondent

Ian Malcolm
Argosy Correspondent
This week, I had no idea who to interview. I’d given up–I just wasn’t going to write this, instead deciding to go to bed Monday night before the deadline with a 30-pound conscious. A half-hour later, though, I woke up in a two-dimensional desert – objects melting all around me, some kind of distended sealskin floating in front of me with a stopwatch draped overtop. As I peered out at a frankly very ugly cliff-face in the distance, I called out into the blue-and-brown, and the blue-and-brown answered back. Ian Malcolm: Where am I? Why is everything around me so ugly? Painting: Hey now! It’s called “surrealism”, okay? It’s actually very intellectual and difficult to understand. Years of critical work have gone into interpreting me, and I’ve been the subject of hundreds of college-level dissertations. You probably just don’t get it. I: What’s there to get?! There are just a bunch of melting clocks everywhere. I mean, the landscape doesn’t even look like a landscape! It’s just all brown and cube-y. And nice sky, too, pal! I could’ve painted that in about four seconds. A blue stripe and a yellow stripe. Done! P: The clocks are actually a meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order, thank you very much, Mr. Smarty Pants. That’s why I’m called “The Persistence of Memory”. Now shut up and enjoy me. The gradient of my sky is also very nice. It probably represents, uh… time. Or something. That’d make sense. I: No it doesn’t! You don’t even know what you mean! I’ll bet nobody does. That “thing” over there isn’t even a tree! It’s just some kind of gross branch with another clock on it! And why is that clock covered in ants? Does it represent, like, time being covered in ants or something? Or are you just gonna throw a bunch more words at me that nobody understands. P: Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, bub. I’ll bet you’d LOVE to tell people that your existence is based on the belief of superior reality of certain forms of previously neglected associations, in the omnipotence of dream, in the disinterested play of thought. As some smartass once said, I tend to ruin once and for all other psychic mechanisms and to substitute myself for them in solving all the principal problems of life. Top that, you jerk. I: Eww, does that sealskin has an EYEBALL on it?! That’s it, I’m waking up.

“I’m sorry Julie … but I have to go,” said Fred, and he allowed a grinning Will to lead him out of the bar. “Man, that was incredible! Did you see the look on her face? So pissed, dude!” Will exclaimed. Fred just shrugged, but his small smile conveyed his true thoughts. The boys started heading back to residence, as Will kept true to his word. Suddenly, they heard a car come screaming down the street. Slamming its brakes right in front of their feet, the two guys froze on the sidewalk as two burly men with balaclavas over their faces jumped out of the car, a blue Honda Civic. “Uh… Will?” said Fred. “Yes, Fred?” said Will. “What’s going on?” said Fred. “I don’t-“ Will tried to finish his sentence, but one of the men clapped his hand over the teenager’s mouth and started shoving him into the back of the car. Fred attempted to grab at Will’s shirt, hoping to pull him away, but the second mystery man shoved him away. Fred collapsed onto a flower garden, covering his shirt with dirt. Just as Fred scrambled to his feet, the car sped away. “What the f-“ Fred exclaimed, when just then a police car came cruising around the corner, lights flashing and siren blaring. Fred frantically waved it down. “What’s the matter, kid?” said the first officer, suspiciously eyeing Fred’s disheveled appearance. As Fred attempted to explain what just happened, the second officer leaned across the seat and said, “It’s alright son, we’re here to help you.” The second officer looked at him begrudgingly but said nothing. “My friend just got kidnapped by these two big men wearing ski masks. I have no idea where they took him … help me!” Fred finally articulated what happened to the two officers, giving as much detail about their appearance and their vehicle as he could. After conferring with each other through eye contact, the first one said, “Look, kid, we were just following a vehicle that you described. We’ll keep tracking them and find your friend. You stay here and if your friend doesn’t show up in 24 hours, contact the station.”

SHOULD FRED: 1.Agree to the officer’s terms and wait (likely heading back to residence to finish his essay) 2.Insist on accompanying them on their search.

Top 10: Things to try and avoid saying in residence
Taylor Losier
Argosy Correspondent
Peaceful coexistence is the key to a happy life in Mount Allison residences. If you jeopardize this, you can kiss your happiness good-bye. To help prevent that, here a few phrases that could (depending on how annoying your personality is) lead either to your arrest or your ostracism. We suggest memorizing them and using them sparsely. 1. “Party at the Don’s house!” 2. Anything remotely sexist, racist or Marxist. 3. “Group shower time!” 4. “I really hope this foot fungus goes away soon… It’s starting to smell.” 5. “I found a family of rabid raccoons! Let’s keep them!” 6. “Quiet hours are for wimps. Let’s blast polka music instead! At 3 a.m.! On a Tuesday!” 7. “I am putting forward a motion to start up Shirtless Sundays.” 8. “This is the Song That Never Ends, and it goes on and on my friend! Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because, this is the Song That Never Ends…” 9. Anything starting with the words “I bet you can’t…” or anything along the lines of “Want to bet that I can run through that wall?” 10. “I lost the game.”

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Wacky Business Cards!
One of the coolest things about having a big boy or big girl job, is the ability to buy little pieces of cardstock that have your name, contact information, and other various propaganda about you printed on them. As most of us are not lucky enough to have entered the “real world” yet, I’m providing you all with your own, personalized business cards! Just fill in your own name, and enjoy!

TRIVIAL TRIVIA!
1. What are these: Ceres, Juno, Iris, and Flora? 2. What was the common instrument of execution during the “Reign of Terror”? 3. On what river is the capital city of Canada? 4. How much does a human brain usually weigh? 5. Who crowned Napoleon at Notre Dame in 1804? 6. In which city was JFK killed?

Parties by Program: #1
Geoffrey Hutchinson
History
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Every party is EXACTLY the same. Each person brings their own drink of choice, but then one person, usually the professor of German history, decides he wants someone else’s wine as well, and a gigantic shouting match ensues. The Asian history professors eventually end up arguing wit the American history professors, while everyone else just sort of sulks over the fact that all of the food and drink has been used up. At the end, everyone agrees to never let the next party end up the same way. And then it does.

Chemistry

Everyone has a perfectly amazing time, ingesting various mixtures of ethanol and sucrose, libations that they have either concocted themselves or concocted based on the ideas of colleagues who have tested the drinks. By the end of the night, as the ethanol is processed by the liver in a documented and predictable pattern, various unpredictable behaviours are found to occur between the various elements of the party. Usually, the rather unstable elements of “the students” set off completely unexpected chain reactions, which can have far-reaching consequences in the fields of medicine, psychology and social media.

Bio-Chemistry

Everyone sulks and wishes they were at the Chemistry Party.

Commerce

Cigars, brandy and fine single-malt scotches are prevalent. The graduate students give business advice to the bachelors students, the professors give stock market tips to the graduate students, and everyone laughs at the plebs passing to and fro beneath the window of their gilded castle. Occasionally, bread scraps and other stale foodstuffs are thrown to the unwashed masses below.

Answers!
1.Asteroids 2. The Guillotine 3. Ottawa 4. 3 pounds 5. He crowned himself 6. Dallas, Texas

Drama Studies

As soon as everyone is present, the alcohol is attacked with the hunger and intensity of wild hyenas. The noises made as the alcohol ingested also resembles said pack of wild animals. Immediately following this, everyone breaks into an impromptu, unrehearsed show-stopping musical number. This is met with rave reviews of all the non-drama students present. This cycle will repeat until someone needs a smoke break, at which point the party will move to the outdoors. As they say, all the world’s a stage.

Political Science

bobpickle chronicles
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The

If it’s the first party of the year, someone has to be democratically elected as president of the society. Before this can happen, the parliamentarians try to enact representative government in the style of the commonwealth. The monarchists attempt to seize power, but are ousted by the communists, who have been brewing revolution this entire time. Eventually, the communists allow for a democratic election, but are this time removed by the socialists, who have just come back from the History party. Meanwhile, the anarchists have absconded with all of the beer.

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The long and winding road ahead

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October 27, 2011

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“The revolution has been orchestrated by t the Transitional Council. “We have to continu and reconciliation are what is needed.” Wi Moammar Gaddafi is dead. His iron-fisted r with questions and uncertainty in mind, Liby now, we celebrate something that has been

A city in Libya - an indication of the intense and deadly fighting that has occured. With NATO’s assisstance, the disorganized and inexperienced rebels on the ground were able to secure victory.

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Libya’s future uncertain in wake of Gaddafi’s death
John A. W. Brannen
Editor-in-Chief
After four decades, the brutal regime headed by Moammar Gaddafi has ended. This however, does not mean that peace, stability, and freedom in the country are assured. On the contrary: there is great uncertainty as to what will happen next in Libya. Mount Allison assistant professor Dr. James Devine, who specializes in Middle Eastern affairs, noted that Gaddafi’s demise will be “an inspiration to other groups in other countries who want to overthrow those in power.” This may add fuel to the flame already under Assad in Syria where NATO intervention is less likely. Canada’s has had an off and on relationship with the Libyan leader over the past few years. “Canada’s relationship with Libya,” stated Devine, “has been more a function of the rest of the world’s relationship with Libya.” In 2003 Gaddafi agreed to compensate victims of Libyan sponsored terrorism and allowed UN investigators into the country to inspect and dismantle weapons of mass destruction. He

met with former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2004, and the Canadian government asked for Gaddafi’s help in the investigation of two Canadians who had been kidnapped in Niger in December 2007. Tensions rose again, however, in 2009 when Gaddafi became aware that the Canadian government intended to confront him about the Lockerbie bombing, in which three Canadians were killed. Gaddafi cancelled a planned stopover in Newfoundland to refuel his personal jet after his address to the UN General Assembly, when he was informed that then-Minister of Foreign Affairs Lawrence Cannon planned to meet with him to discuss Canada’s displeasure at the incident. Soon after, Gaddafi threatened to seize billions of dollars in assets of Canadian companies, including Petro-Canada, to which he cut allowable oil production in half. Cannon eventually went to Tripoli to apologize for the misunderstanding. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he would speak within days with the country’s allies about ending the military mission to support the Libyan forces who rose up against Gaddafi. “The people of Libya can finally turn the page after fortytwo years of a chapter of terrible oppression, and it can now seek a better future,” he said from the foyer of the House of Commons. “Never again will he be in a position to support terrorism, or to turn guns on his own citizens,” he said. In looking at what Canada would like to see

from a new Libya, Devine says that, “Canada has looked at the Middle East largely in terms of business opportunities” and would favour “a good business partner for Canadian firms.” Gaddafi used the power of the podium to attempt to regain his credibility. More often than not though, he simply demonstrated is own eccentricities. At one of his last speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, Gaddafi compared the UN Security Council to a ‘terrorist council,’ made a grand gesture by deliberately ripping the UN Charter in half, demanded the John F. Kennedy assassination be reinvestigated, and suggest the West compensate Africa to the tune of $77.7 trillion. “It’s not surprising that he would appeal to grievances at the global level,” Devine remarked. “In the beginning he was very ideological but later on, he was just desperate to hang onto power.” Questions remain however, on whether or not this new regime in Libya will be able to manage divisive competing interests. “The reason why there have been dictators isn’t simply because of the personalities of people in charge,” Devine noted. “There are much deeper structural reasons for why the region hasn’t had effective democracies.” He believes that diverse and violent ethnic and religious groups, along with an over dependence on oil and external rents, are the prime causes for instability and dictatorships in the region. Time will tell if the fragile roots of democracy can take hold in Libya.

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the divine,” states Abdul-Jalil, Chairman of ue on the righteous path. Honesty, patience ith that short statement, Libya is liberated. rule, cemented in 1969, is finally over. Now, ya enters a new and hope-filled chapter. For n foreign to Libya under Gaddafi: freedom.

Colonel Moammar Gaddafi killed
Libyan leader dead after nine months of air strikes, civil war
Carly Levy
News Writer
Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi was killed last week trying to flee his home town of Sirte. His convoy was attacked by NATO aircraft during his attempted escape from the last remaining stronghold of his loyalist forces. After the ambush, Gaddafi was reportedly able to escape his vehicle and take refuge in a sewage pipe. Soon after, while being transported by a rebel vehicle, he was struck in the head by a stray bullet, and it was later reported by acting Libyan Prime Minister Internet Photo/Wikimedia Mahmoud Jibril that Gaddafi died Gaddafi was known for his bizarre tirades and exuberant garbs. before reaching hospital. While chair of the African Union, he adopted the title ‘King of Kings.‘ “We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar However, she was disappointed in the Canadian personnel in the area. Gaddafi has been killed,” Jibril said circumstances surrounding Gaddafi’s Amnesty International reports during a press conference in Tripoli, death. “They fought to bring back that forces supporting Gaddafi the Libyan capital. Sirte was one justice to Libya, and to remove the killed and injured scores of unarmed of the last areas of refuge for proGaddafi-type government, yet the protesters, made critics disappear, Gaddafi forces until its capture on way they captured and tortured used illegal cluster bombs, launched Oct. 20. Amateur video footage him is no different than what the artillery, mortar and rocket attacks purported to be of Gaddafi was previous regime would have done,” against residential areas and shown on news networks across the she explained. executed captives without any legal world showing the former leader, Protests against Gaddafi, who has proceedings. They also suggest bloodied, on the hood of a pickup ruled the North African nation since that anti-Gaddafi forces “tortured truck. 1969, began in February and for and ill-treated captured soldiers, Libyan student Aya Al-Shalchi months, revolutionary forces fought suspected ‘mercenaries’ and other was awoken early in the morning against Gaddafi loyalists. On March alleged Gaddafi loyalists.” The last Thursday by a message on her 17, the UN Security Council voted International Organization for phone from a friend to approve a no-fly Migration estimates that more than telling her the news. zone in Libya and 345,000 people have fled Libya since We are all happy to Al-Shalchi, a third air strikes against the conflict began. year International hear about his death. Gaddafi forces. On Throughout the 1970s and Relations major, It is yet another March 31, NATO 1980s, Gaddafi’s name came up described the day confirmation that his assumed control in connection with a number of as festive and filled forty-two year rule is over the military international terror incidents. He with congratulatory over and Libya can operation, taking was a major financial backer of the messages with finally be free over from the U.S., Black September Movement, which phone calls between France, and Britain, was responsible for the attacks at the friends. “We are all Aya Al-Shalchi and instating Munich Olympics in 1972 and which happy to hear about Libyan Mt. A Canadian Lt.-Gen. claimed responsibility for the 1986 his death. It is yet Student Charles Bouchard as Berlin discotheque bombing; the another confirmation commander of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am aircraft that his forty-two operation. over Lockerbie, Scotland; and the year rule is over and Libya can finally NATO planes, including 1989 bombing of a French aircraft be free,” she told The Argosy over the Canadian jets, targeted Libyan air over Niger. weekend. Al-Shalchi’s father has defences, especially around Tripoli The rebel-formed National been in Libya for the duration of the and the western city of Misrata. Transitional Council (NTC) is now conflict, but soon after the fighting After consolidating their positions recognized by a number of countries, began, her mother and brother came in the east, the anti-Gaddafi forces including Canada and the U.S., as to Canada. closed in on Tripoli and eventually the legitimate government of Libya Al-Shalchi says she is grateful for took the city and Gaddafi’s seat of as the last pockets of pro-Gaddafi the Thiwar (revolutionaries) who power on Aug 20. At the height of forces dissipate. had the courage to go out and fight. the mission, there were about 650

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Bringing West Coast tunes to the East Coast
Taylor Mooney
Entertainment Writer

October 27, 2011

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An intimate evening with Dan Mangan
It was nonsensical and overwhelming, and it provided a segue into “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All,” an upbeat tune from his new album, Oh Fortune. The band comprises of a cello, a trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar and drums. The cello and trumpet provided the show with an unconventional, full sound. The trumpet was played on a looper, and contributed intricate melodies to the songs. Mangan’s voice is balanced well throughout the set list, smooth and sweet at times, rough and edgy at others. Mangan was charming to watch— he spoke with the crowd as if we were old friends. At few points in the show, the band stopped to collect and reset themselves, Mangan apologizing, “sorry, just a little band meeting here.” His sincerity and genuineness as a person shines through in his laidback stage performance. At one point, he stopped using the microphone to speak with the crowd; “this room is so intimate,” he explained. Combining sensitive, poetic lyrics with the unbridled energy of a full-fledged rock show, Mangan takes folk-rock to a new level. The band went from singing acapella harmonies to Mangan beating on his guitar with a tambourine, playing so hard that my seat was shaking; the setlist took the crowd from introspective lows to soaring highs. The house quieted down considerably for different songs, particularly during “Basket,” introduced as being an ode to Mangan’s grandfather. Despite the friendly atmosphere between the band and the audience, it was easy to tell how focused the band members were. They’re not just playing to have fun; they’re playing because it’s what they need to do. They were intensely focused on delivering the best music possible for them to make, and the result was an unparalleled performance. At a pause in the music, Mangan spoke to the audience, “I don’t know if anyone has ever mentioned this to you before, but this town is called Sackville. And it’s the cutest little town; nobody lives here, but everyone that does goes to concerts.” He then offered the audience a bag of almonds, which was passed around the front few rows. At the end of the show, the audience gave a standing ovation and cheered until the band took to the stage again. Picking up the microphone, Mangan apologized, “unfortunately, that’s every song we know.” Luckily, he was kidding- he played an acoustic number on the stage by himself, and then entered the crowd for a rendition of “Robots.” The whole crowd sang along, and I think that it would be safe to surmise that this was one of Mangan’s happiest performances. As he stood on one of the Vogue’s seats in the middle of the audience, the whole theatre was full of the sound of he and the audience singing together, creating one giant voice. At the end of their last song, Mangan invited the crowd to George’s to see Plants and Animals and to have a few drinks. I always know that a show is unreal if I’m smiling like an idiot the whole time for no reason in particular. During the Dan Mangan concert, that dopey grin barely left my face.

I pity anyone who missed out on the Dan Mangan concert at the Vogue last Friday night—it was easily one of Sackville’s best concerts yet this year. The Daredevil Christopher Wright opened the show with a series of Gregorian chants that became a theme throughout the rest of the band’s act. The band consisted of three members, each of whom employed one of a wide range of instruments and contributed vocally. The guitar player even pulled out a recorder for a few numbers. The rest of their tunes were fairly upbeat and light, leaving the audience unprepared for the whirlwind show that was Dan Mangan. The band left the stage with Wright proclaiming that we should be excited to see Dan Mangan— “he’s sounding spectacular. I would even go so far as to say ‘spectac.’” Dan Mangan and his band took to the stage, each of them wearing casual dress for the evening’s events. The band’s appearance didn’t prepare the listener for the sophistication of their music. I was unaware of the band starting to play, but as Mangan spoke with the crowd, each instrument quietly began to crescendo into a beautiful cacophony.

Dan Mangan passed around a bag of almonds during his show, and even decided to join the audience for his last few songs.

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Midnight in Paris dazzles the Vogue Cinema
The Woody Allen comeback
Allison Grogan
Argosy Correspondent
This week the Sackville Film Society showed Woody Allen’s newest creation, Midnight In Paris. The film stars Owen Wilson as Gil, a washed up Hollywood screenwriter who spends his time fantasizing about the past, in particular Paris during the 1920’s. He and his insufferable bride-to-be, Inez (Rachel McAdams), are in Paris on vacation, which provides plenty of opportunity for Gil to reminisce on the golden past as well as ample time for Inez to berate him for it as he tries to write a novel instead of another Hollywood-worthy screenplay. Gil spends his vacation tagging along, whether it be with his overtly rightwing conservative in-laws buying obscenely priced furniture for their future home, or Inez and her friends Carol and Paul as they tour Paris. One night Gil escapes his fiancée while she goes off dancing with Paul and Carol, and finds himself, fairly intoxicated, on the steps of an old church. When the bells strike midnight an old car drives up and takes Gil away down in love with the idea of Paris in the the street but when he exits the car 1920’s- he soon discovers that Adriana he discovers that he has been taken believes that the 1890’s were the to the place he always dreamed golden age. By incorporating historic of and finds himself in the 1920’s. figures into the story it engages the Gil returns several nights in a row audience and further proves the and Inez and her parents become point that there is no such thing as suspicious. However, the phrase “I a golden age and that it is purely was out dancing with Zelda and F. self-constructed. From Salvador Scott Fitzgerald” Dali to Earnest does not bode well Hemingway, Gil’s with his fiancée. As a nostalgic film about midnight trips His several trips the sweetness and perils to the twenties back to this era of being seduced by the are like Night at introduce many the Museum for past, it slips down as well-known aspiring authors. characters that easily as a champagne Woody any writer today soufflé at Maxim’s. Allen is a storycould only dream teller, whether it of meeting. If Tim Robey be in directing, you ever wonder The Telegraph writing, or acting, what Woody and this film is no Allen dreams exception to his of at night, this film is probably style. The story is the heart of the film an accurate representation. and by bringing the lead character The theme that is evident into the roaring twenties the audience in Midnight in Paris is the idea of follows. It is believable because the nostalgia; especially for a time or concept of nostalgia is not foreign. place we’ve never been to before. Though the past is concrete in the Woody Allen explores the idea that sense of what happened, it is malleable no matter what time you believe was in that we can choose to portray it the golden age, those who lived during however we wish. Though Midnight that time will long for a different past in Paris is classified as a romantic themselves. When Gil begins to fall comedy, this is far from a simple for Adriana, a former mistress of chick-flick, a well-written reflection Pablo Picasso, he is really just falling on our obsession with the past.

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Midnight in Paris is a Woody Allen film featuring surrealist art and well known figures from the golden age of the 1920’s

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One night transforms the Legion
Ohbijou, Snailhouse and Giant Hand
Julia McMillan
Arts and Literature Editor
wearing plaid. I couldn’t have been happier that he proved me very wrong. He impressed the audience with his profoundly poetic and contemplative lyrics and endearing stage presence. Relatively new to the Canadian music scene, Giant Hand asserted himself as a name not to be ignored. I’ll surely be keeping an eye out for him from now on. Next, a group of good-natured bearded men took to the stage. They were part of Mike Feuerstack’s musical project Snailhouse. A wellknown performer to Sackville, Snailhouse won the crowd’s heart once again with his pining voice, intricate guitar playing and stellar cast of supporting musicians. Snailhouse was indeed, a group of “Sentimental Gentlemen”, as their newest album titles suggests. They played crowd favourites such as “Airwaves,” “Salvation Army” and “O My God.” Their gentle melodies and witty, yet erudite lyrics created a warm and inviting atmosphere. Having never seen the band before, I was pleasantly surprised with their live performance, and have since not stopped listening to the latest Snailhouse album. After much anticipation on my part, I was next treated to a mind-blowing performance by Ohbijou. This band has been one of my favourites for the past year, and I’ve been dying to see them live. The group has an enormous, semi- orchestral sound, and I was surprised to observe that they were able to seamlessly transfer such musical qualities to the small space at the Legion. Many props to the sound tech. The performers engaged with the audience by telling funny Sackville related anecdotes involving the bowling alley and red sharpie lips. For such a big name on the Canadian music scene, Ohbijou’s performance was intimate and unpretentious. The group’s combined musical mastery permeated the quaint venue, filling the room with the gorgeous riffs of Anissa Hart’s cello and Jenny Mecija’s violin. Casey’s voice floated above the band’s strong instrumentals, completely enrapturing the audience. Her voice has an absolutely haunting quality that sinks and swells unpredictably- and when it’s big, it’s huge. Ohbijou performed mainly songs from their newest album Metal Meets, but fans were delighted to hear old favourites like “Black Ice.” Overall, Ohbijou put on one of the best shows I have seen in Sackville. Though many of their songs are admittedly undistinguishable, no one can ignore the group’s technical proficiency and captivatingly conceptual lyrics. This was an amazing show all around, and it was clear that no one in the audience regretted their decision to brave the rain and forgo studying for their midterms to see such fantastic performances.

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Cheap beers, dartboards, and a proper sense of national pride are just a few things the average Sackvillian might associate with the Royal Canadian Legion on any given weekday. Instead, on Thursday, October 20th, the bar was filled with sophisticated poetry, haunting melodies and borderline orchestral arrangements. Not exactly the Legion’s usual scenic backdrop. The bar’s sudden transformation was prompted by the performances of Giant Hand, Snailhouse and Ohbijou. Although the Legion became an almost unrecognizable, cozy venue, the sense of Canadian pride lingered as audiences were treated to some of the country’s finest musicians. Setting the tone for the night was Ottawa based singer-songwriter Giant Hand (otherwise known as Kirk Ramsay). My initial impressions of Giant Hand led me to believe that he was just another solo artist, playing the acoustic guitar and

Snailhouse, and Giant Hand (above) opened the night with folk music, while Ohbijou ended the night with their unique sound.

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Only twenty minutes to great music
A loud, sweaty night at Plan B in Moncton
Anna Robertson
Entertainment Editor
It’s Wednesday night, and I’m driving a friend’s car through enough rain to constitute a waterfall. Destination? Plan B in Moncton. Reason? Desperate need for some good music, which has been promised with a line-up including The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Graham Wright and The Good Times Band and The Library Voices. Having braved the lovely weather of the east coast, I arrived in one piece at Plan B, which upon quick analysis did not seem to be the best venue for a loud-pop-rock show; there were some dudes watching a hockey game, a pool game going down in the back, and some beers being sipped at the bar…interesting. The Daredevil Christopher Wright opened the show with a three-part vocal harmony, immediately silencing the crowd. The three men that form the band have beautiful and flexible voices, which can croon, shout, rasp and lament all in one song. What followed was some gorgeous guitar work, as The Daredevil Christopher Wright continued to add successive layers to their music. The result was music that seemed to evolve in front of the audience rather than be served to them. Just when I thought they had settled into a certain path, they would break down into a contained chaos with rhythm changes, loop pedal and music that was sonically reminiscent of punk rock rather than folk rock. Beginning without further ado, Graham Wright and the Good Times Band broke onto the stage with a fast-paced abrasive number. Despite the lack of people in the bar (I counted maybe 20, tops) the band had great energy and were constantly smiling and joking with one another. It was difficult to make out the vocals through the music, which was later explained by Graham Wright himself, “I’m losing my voice, but I thought as long as the first band isn’t amazing at singing at singing I’ll be alright,” to which a band mate shouted, “you got served!” Sick or not, Graham Wright and the Good Times Band put on a dynamic show filled with energy and well-earned sweat when they could have easily slacked off. Finishing off the night was the Library Voices; the bar was much fuller at this point, although the floor in front of the stage remained unoccupied. This was a mystery to me, especially when Library Voices began their first song, how could people not be dancing? Their music is so catchy, and sung with such passion that it felt like a sin not to be moving to it. The lead guitarist even explicitly asked people to join him nearer to the stage, “please, I promise it will be fun!” At this point there was a slow migration to the front as “If Raymond Carver Were Born in the 90’s” shook the floor. There might have been only three of us dancing, but it didn’t seem to matter; the band played with enough ardour and enthusiasm as if there were thousands of us. This was evidenced by doing outrageous things like casually playing the guitar while standing on the kick drum, lying on the dance floor for a guitar solo, or having four people play the drums at once; madness in the best sense. Their fervour was contagious and soon there were others around us, finally dancing. Soon enough everyone conglomerated in one sweaty mob, waving their hands and shouting along to the lyrics. By the end of the show, the windows had fogged up and most people had pit stains that ended around their hips. I can only imagine what the results would be of a show at a huge venue, although the actual results are probably beyond my conception.

The Dardevil Christopher Wright, Graham Wright and The Good Times Band, and The Library Voices povided excellend music and lots of heat for the audience on Wednesday night at Plan B.

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October 27, 2011

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Nick Faye is a newcomer to the Canadian music scene, hailing from the dusty metropolis of Regina, Saskatchewan. He recently released his first full-length album The Last Best Wish. Even though he’s from “out West” his music is filled with a familiar East Coast sound. His songs revisit memories of small towns and family farms- themes we in Sackville can appreciate. Faye is a notably skilled musician with an endearing and gravely voice, however most of his music is not particularly unique. Charged with male/female vocals and repeating guitar riffs, Nick Faye’s music lacks innovation, and offers nothing we haven’t heard before from other indie-folk musicians. That being said, his tunes are catchy and I found myself tapping my feet and humming along by the third track, entitled “Lakeland.” Nick Faye’s potential is evident, and his first album is an indication of great things ahead. If you like bands like Matt Mays and El Torpedo, make sure you check out The Last Best Wish, and you may just discover something worth listening to. -Julia McMillan Classified under shoegaze alternative rock, The Darcys are reminiscent of Radiohead in some aspects. Their self-titled sophomore album is a nice balance of ten pleasing and upbeat tracks, with plenty of experimentation using effects pedals on guitar, and distinct drum beats that tie the tracks together. If you’re looking for an idea of what their music sounds like before getting the album, the band has listed author Cormac McCarthy as one of their influences, which is a very accurate depiction of their lyrical content. If the words of Cormac McCarthy were put into song form to the style of Radiohead you would have the Darcys. Their self-titled album shows knowledgeable music composition in regards to their diversity among tracks and is definitely a worthwhile listen. -Allison Grogan

Nick Faye The Last Best Wish

The Darcy’s The Darcy’s EP

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Roll down your windows and take a drive while listening to Devarrow’s debut album, The Coast The Cottage; featuring soft harmonies and a gentle acoustic sound, the album has a calming effect. Similar in style to Bon Iver’s early work, although more organic in sound, melodies relax the mind and stick in your head for days—in a good way. Original lyrics record thoughts, musings, and contemplations. Though the sound quality is amateur at times, overall The Coast, The Cottage is a great listen, especially for those who enjoy groups like The Fleet Foxes and The Middle East. The unique story told in “The Barefoot Bandit”, and the smooth sound of “The Coast” make the album a nice addition to music collections. -Anissa Stambouli

Devarrow The Coast, The Cottage

Ohbijou returns with Metal Meets
The latest Ohbijou album explores different environments
Anna Robertson
Entertainment Editor
Moodier, deeper; yet still the same. Ohbijou’s newest album, Metal Meets, explores new environments while still offering the band’s signature sound. While the previous albums paid homage to Toronto, the band’s home base, Metal Meets speaks of departures from the city. Lead singer Casey Mecija tells the Argosy, “it coincided with what was happening with the band and our shifting geographies. We were going on tour after the release of Beacons, changing places all over, going abroad and in our own lives we were changing neighbourhoods. I think those experiences became the inspiration for Metal Meets.” The album opens with the track, “Niagara”; gorgeous layers involving and from that came a cohesiveness, that perhaps isn’t present in our first two records, and I think that helps with the maturity of the album.” Songs like “Obsidian”, “Metal Meets” and “Iron and Ore”, resonate with metallic themes that are juxtaposed with the romance of the songs themselves. “The album is an exploration of relationships, whether that is elemental or between people. I think that exploration sums up the record, the song “Metal Meets” is a love song and the album is very much a love story, all of that encompasses what we were trying to explore in the end.” While beautifully written lyrics and skilful instrumentation are ever present throughout the album, they are never overwhelming one another. There is a space between the sonic and lyrical content of Metal Meets that allows the listener to form their own interpretation of the music, rather than having an understanding presented to them. Forming a perspective on Ohbijou’s Metal Meets is not possible after one single listen. The album has a richness and profoundness that requires many hours of devoted listening, after which the listener will only want to listen again and again.

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Ohbijou’s newest record, Metal Meets, reflects the band’s growth both personally and muscially.
violin and synthesiser provide the base over which Casey Mecija’s tender vocals glide effortlessly. While the sound is distinct of Ohbijou, there is an added element to the music, maturity that is a natural byproduct of the band’s growth both musically and personally. “Having been a band for 7 years, we look at the world with a bit more complexity and with different perspectives. They’re very much weighted in experiences that we’ve have personally, and we wanted to show that growth in the record. We changed the process in how we write records and record together since our first record; we went away together to a cottage in the Bruce Peninsula in a town called Deyer’s Bay. We spent time there writing and arranging for this record,

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At the Vogue Cinema tonight
The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom plays at 7:30 pm tonight
Ian Moffat
Argosy Correspondent
of the form, the period piece. The film is situated squarely in a world of flare jeans, turtle necks, feathered hair and shag carpets, which, even if it is a bit nostalgic, should be fun.   The idea for the film came from an image Johns had of a young girl driving with her mother across the Prairies, as well as her own childhood fantasy that she was the daughter of the legendary Joni Mitchell. Whats most exciting about The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is the promise of a music filled movie, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Prairies. Woven throughout the film are renditions of some of Dolly Parton’s most definitive songs, recorded by some of Canada’s most highly regarded musicians. Among them, Nelly Furtado’s powerful, hard-driving version of “The Seeker,” Martha Wainwright’s acoustic recording of “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind,” and, my favorite so far, The Wailin’ Jennys outstanding acapella recording of “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.” Coupled with what are sure to be some outstanding images of the Canadian Prairies, the soundtrack should be a real treat. The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is screening tonight (Thursday) at the Vogue Cinema at 7:30. For more information about Sackville Film Society, visit voguecinema. ca or check us out on Facebook.

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What’s happening at Mt.A

This evening, Sackville Film Society will be screening The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, brought to us by Montreal director Tara Johns. The film is set in the Canadian Prairies, circa 1976. Elizabeth is 11 years old, bored with her suburban world and waiting for adolescence to arrive. After a grade 5 biology experiment Elizabeth is shocked out of her mundane existence when she discovers that her blood type doesn’t match those of her parents. Elizabeth’s realization throws her into a cataclysmic identity crisis. Totally disillusioned with all that she had thought to be real in her life, Elizabeth invents the fiction that her birth name is Ruby and her biological mother is none other than American country songstress, Dolly Parton. “Ruby” takes to the road on her Banana seat bicycle in search of Dolly. Her adoptive mother Marion is then

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
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In The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, ‘Ruby’ sets off to find her biological mother who she believes to be Dolly Parton.
forced to break out of the fiction that she herself has been clinging to for the past 11 years to go out in search of the distressed young girl. What follows is sure to be a quirky and poignant cross-country epic of a mother searching for a daughter who’s searching for a mother – both of them really searching for themselves. The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom is Tara Johns’ first feature film, but lack of experience isn’t holding her back from taking on one of the most challenging (and risky) styles

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SFS

@ The Vogue

Oct. 29
The Annual Fine Arts Halloween Party Featuring: Southern Shores & Shotgun Jimmie & The Young Hearts Dance Party
10:00PM @ George’s

Loving the taxa at George’s
Plants and Animals and P.S. I Love You come to town
Ian Moffat
Argosy Correspondent

To put it bluntly, this weekend at George’s was a music critic’s wet dream. Last Saturday night, the much-loved Roadhouse venue hosted a star-studded double-header featuring Plants and Animals and PS I Love You. If you subscribe to the dogma of the meta-hipster music blog Pitchfork, it may be worth noting that both groups had records scoring above the sacred “8.0” threshold via the website’s bizarrely decimalinclusive rating system. Numbers aside, anyone in attendance would’ve supported me in saying the show was among the young year’s best. Virtuosic garage-rock duo PS I Love You opened up the night with an extended set of their trademark distortion-drenched hooks. Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, duo Paul Saulnier and Benjamin Nelson are a guitar-and-drums band in the same way that fellow Canadians DFA 1979 are a bass-and-drums band: they have no need to make up for lack of members. Their songs are so chock-full of relentless melody and pop sensibilities that it’s easy to

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Plants and Animals and P.S. I Love You had the audience moving at George’s Fabulous Roadhouse on Friday night.
forget that Saulnier’s lyrics are almost indecipherable. Barking and yelps aside, their set was one of the few times I can say I’ve seen a doublenecked guitar outside of a cartoon. Combined with Nelson’s precision drum smack-downs, staples like the mid-tempo “Butterflies and Boners” gained a new life, Saulnier’s rapidfire Van-Halen fingertapping never seeming out of place. Solid stuff. Plants and Animals then took to the stage, saying little more than a “hello” before launching into a dense, hit-packed set. The Montreal trio’s warm 70s jams packed the front of the room almost immediately, if just from the sheer sound coming out of these guys’ vintage amps. Nominated for a 2008 Polaris, Plants and Animals have been touring their self described “post-classic rock” sound for quite some time and–as a result–have built up a formidable live show. Fun songwriting twists and nimble folk fingerpicking are supported by a rock-solid guitars-ndrums foundation that works just as well for the harder-charging songs of their new EP. An hour in–the crowd dancing as hard as ever–guitarist Warren Spicer laughingly professed his love of Sackville. Fully sincere or not, I’m sure these guys they can tour Sackville anytime in the future–the buzz for this show won’t soon go away.

Fabulous Roadhouse

Tree of Life
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OP/ED
Mount Allison underwhelms in national rankings
Alex MacDonald
Op/Ed Editor

October 27, 2011

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Straddling the middle of the pack
to turn the tables and grade their school’s performance. With 33,000 students completing the survey across the country, prominent higher education researcher Alex Usher makes the case for the rankings. “CUR results are highly reliable, year-on-year, and schools that have invested heavily in the student experience have been consistently rewarded accordingly.” When the final grade tally is done Mt. A finishes with seven A’s and twelve B’s. A respectable total, but certainly not the premier grades one I would expect from the ‘top undergraduate university in Canada.’ When Mt. A’s report card is compiled, they turn out to be a B+ student. With grades like that, Mt. A will have to really develop its resume if it hopes to go on to graduate school. Perhaps some volunteer work, maybe Mt. A should upgrade some classes it performed poorly in. Into the individual categories (or classes), Mt. A’s grades tell a story. They received their lowest grade (a B-) in career preparation accompanied by several B’s in course registration, academic counselling, information technology, and city satisfaction. These grades likely comes as little surprise to those students who hoped to access career services or academic support during the year. Mt. A generally operates in a self-help system on those areas. Yes, it is true that our students’ union convinced the university to create a career counsellor position in 2009-10, but that was only half the battle because they only hired half a person into the position. As far as academic support goes, most students are directed to department heads who on a case-bycase basis can be very helpful but lack the holistic perspective needed to help students choose courses, plan degrees, and explore graduate schools. Other schools in Canada invest a great deal into ensuring their students succeed academically while in school and do their best to not only prepare students for further studies and also help them prepare for their work careers. Mt. A needs to invest more in these support services for students. It doesn’t need to be a multi-million dollar investment. Students would benefit significantly from a minor investment into the career and academic resources that have ensured that other schools outperform Mt. A in these important areas of higher education.

There are the Maclean’s Rankings, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and of course the beloved Canadian University Report that goes out annually in the Globe and Mail. In the world of higher education, where schools compete fiercely to recruit Canada’s brightest young students, the cluster of rankings that come out every Fall can cause quite a frenzy. Mt. A has an easy job of spinning the Maclean’s rankings that have often had Mt. A as the number one undergraduate school. While the NSSE survey is not easily consumed by the general, the Canadian University Report that came out goes out to a major target audience for

The Canadian University Report, released on October 25 graded sixty schools in areas relating to their delivery of higher education
universities in Canada: well-educated Ontarians. Mt. A has done a great job in recent years spinning the results of the Canadian University Report and when I picked up my copy of the Globe and Mail on Tuesday morning and out fell my lovely tenth anniversary edition of the Canadian University Report I was looking forward to getting into the juicy details of the report. These are my favourite rankings of them all because in these rankings the students get

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What comes next?
The delicate orchid that is democracy
John Trafford
Argosy Columnist
There is an adage that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Throughout history there are instances when externally supported coups have resulted in a new and slightly altered dictatorial rule rather than a transition to a more favourable democracy. The recent death of Muammar Gaddafi has raised questions about what comes next for Libya as it moves into a new era. Will the National Transitional Council give up its power when the time for elections comes, or will it simply extend authoritarian rule in the country? There are many problems facing the people of Libya, but over time I believe that the revolution will succeed, and liberty will come to the troubled country. The most prominent issue facing Libya is that those in power now are largely from the eastern region of the country, while power was previously concentrated in the western region of Libya. Libya has never been a truly united country, as different factions within it have constantly wrestled for power. Gaddafi never truly controlled the country, but he was able to maintain enough support to stay in power for over forty years. While Gaddafi could use all the antiquated Soviet military equipment he wanted, in the end he could not hold back millions of angry Libyans. It Internet Photo/We Care 4 Islam will be interesting to watch if the new government will persecute those who formerly benefited from Gaddafi’s rule. Now that the Libyan people have overthrown their oppressor, they face a stark choice: embrace liberal and democratic values or return to the despotism of the past. Some revolutions are not true revolutions in the sense that a regime governing a country may change, but the result for its people remains a constant. I would argue that Iran was not any freer under the boot of Khomeini than that of the Shah. It is entirely possible that Libya may fall into the category of what has been described as false revolutions, and this danger must be recognized as the fall of Gaddafi’s regime settles in, and the revolutionaries consolidate their power. The Arab Spring changed the way much of the world perceives the Middle East. It gave faith to many that liberal democracy can be developed in these nations as well. It is critical that the Libyan people are able to keep the revolution on track and avoid a regression to the dictatorships of their past. Libya could potentially make itself an example to the world on how to transition to a liberal democracy after forty years of oppressive military rule.

Everyone knows best
The next step for the Occupy Movement
Martin Wightman
Argosy National Correspondent
“Our process is direct democracy. We are all part of this movement.” The words are shouted first by one man, then by those in earshot, then by everyone. It’s called the people’s megaphone, and it’s the communication tool of choice at Occupy Wall Street. “We amplify our voices so we can hear one another. There is no hierarchy,” says the guy who has the script for this speech. But he’s not the leader or anything. Heaven forbid. Nietzsche gave us our power narratives and Freud taught us to release ourselves from controlling authority figures. It’s not surprising that we young North Americans aren’t eager, when protesting corporate greed, to form executive committees with our own chief officers and board rooms. That whole approach, we maintain, is what got us here in the first place. The Occupy movement is tapping into a widespread feeling of dissatisfaction with the economic system. That dissatisfaction is often legitimate and understandable, as Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada suggested. There is dissatisfaction, but are there solutions?

Internet Photo/Red Dog Read the Declaration of the Occupation, ratified by the New York City General Assembly at the end of September; there are a plethora of grievances, mostly blaming corporate influence and the profit-driven mindsets of those in positions of leadership. Ah, that word again. Leadership. Occupy is hoping to model direct democracy: defending the interests of the ninety-nine percent. It wants to do that by using a “collective” approach, a common voice, the people’s megaphone. No one is any more equal than anyone else. So, to address the question of solutions: yes, there are working groups to figure out some solutions. But there isn’t an effective mechanism for deciding which ones to champion, because the movement eschews leadership and authority. The movement will soon find, if it hasn’t already, that everyone can’t eventually agree on everything, no matter how inclusively it’s worded. We have to come to terms with what humanity is like. It is a mistake to idolize leadership or allow leaders too much power. Leaders with too much power tend to abuse it, whether they lean towards socialism or towards capitalism. But it’s also a mistake to avoid leadership altogether. A healthy vision for our collective imagination is the hope for leaders who are truly responsible, and view their positions as ones of responsibility rather than power. Though their task is to lead, they understand the equality of that task with other tasks, and the equality of themselves with others. We need not fear such leaders. Wasn’t it Jack Layton, one of our more inspiring recent leaders, who said, “Hope is better than fear”? The Occupy movement won’t get anywhere by uniting around common frustrations. It needs a voice. It needs leadership. But not just any leadership — it needs good leadership. And that is hard to come by. Which is what a lot of us have been saying all along.

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The end of the single desk Canadian Wheat Board
Good? Bad? Who knows?
Martin Wightman
Argosy National Correspondent
The death knell has been rung for the Canadian Wheat Board. The sage wisdom of an old farmer, striking a contemplative pose at a local coffee shop, might be “good — bad — who knows?” The Wheat Board was a federal agency for 75 years, marketing wheat and barley collectively for Canadian farmers. The benefit to the farmers is protection from the extremes of price fluctuation, freight charges, and multinational corporate influence on agriculture. The drawback is lack of freedom, marketing losses, and frequently, the loss of local processing of grain products involving wheat and barley. Generally, group marketing works well to shield from risk, but the mindset of the West is often one of self-determination and entrepreneurial freedom. That’s why farmers are so split on what to do. The Conservatives appear to be moving ahead with the dismantling project regardless, based on free market ideals. You can bet that farmers will remember this if it goes badly, and some will complain no matter which way it goes. The Crow’s Nest Freight Rate was a similar agricultural regulatory system that was gradually changed in the 1980s, and some farmers still hearken back and complain. There’s actually no good option, once the debate starts. But I would also argue, in spite of my own misgivings, that there’s no one bad option. Farmers already grow lots of crops that aren’t marketed through the Wheat Board, so they are often experienced and have the tools to self-market. The open market might encourage some small local processing companies, as well as the feared big-agra corporations. And, if somehow the Wheat Board stays, or is reinstated in the future, then the power and protection of collective marketing will be part of the continuing sustainability of prairie farming. Take it or leave it, it’s no earthquake. But the speed of the government’s

Internet Photo/Globe and Mail decision, and its motivation, are what concerns me. The consultation seemed short and showy at best. The motivation seems ideological. The attitude seems arrogant, and the decision already taken. If prairie farmers look back on this decision and feel that their voices were not heard, it will be a long, long time before it will be forgotten. The farmers I know have fantastic memories. Beware taking quick action in a small prairie town. It comes back to haunt you. Overall there are bigger fish to fry — or shall I say different barley to sprout — in the battle to make Canadian agriculture better. Sustainability in agriculture is, in my opinion, far more connected to investment regulations (i.e. pension fund speculation in commodity markets), biotechnology, soil conservation, and input costs (fertilizer, seed, pesticide, salt blocks for the cows, you name it — everything costs money). Prairie metaphors run rampant about these things. People will say “the winds of change are blowing,” and “the winter’s going to feel a little colder,” and all that. But I like the more philosophical response: “Good — bad — who knows?”

Forget that cute guy’s name at the bar? Did somebody make your day? Wanna shout out your meal hall crush? Send in your “missed” to missed@mta.ca
To the hippie football player in PHIL 1651: Lovin’ the hair, you should be lovin’ my Kuhn-t. You’ve got my heart running ‘myles’. And always put me in smiles. Summer went by in a flash. Perhaps we can reunite with a bash. To the one who puts a SMILE on my face: I hear you want to be a science teacher. Feel like teaching me a thing or two? To the literature student with a dramatic flair: Your passion for environmental issues has me putting over a new leaf. Perhaps we can stroll through the Waterfowl sometime. Farmers’ market girl: I run into you at the CSA stand every Saturday. Maybe we can cook a local dinner together sometime. To the dumbass who broke into my car: I want my ipod back; also I was quite attached to the makeup brushes you stole. You can keep the change. Little Miss Microbiology: Although you have a great passion for things that can rarely be seen by the naked eye, you also have a heart of gold! Thanks for sticking with me throughout the multiple long waits at the hospitals. You’re the BEST! Dear Captain Sledgehammer: Thanks for ‘laying me out’ last week. It felt great, knowing that you were doing the laying. Dear punny man: Your puns are almost as funny as the defensive play of your beloved Montreal Canadiens.

Is your Memorial Library to be blasted to bits?  You students may be the only ones who can save it. The alumni have tried. One former student has offered $5 million to have the Memorial saved and incorporated into the new structure.  Her offer has been rejected and the other alumni have been told, in effect, “Father knows best.” If it’s “not about the money”, and the alumni don’t matter, what about Mount Allison’s War Dead?  Do They matter?   You on campus may have more influence than you think to save the Memorial Library. Should you even try? Yes, because that solemn old red sandstone building, whether empty or not, is a War Memorial. Changing the name to Student Centre didn’t

change its history. To demolish it is like going into a cemetery and kicking over the stones.  I graduated during World War II. The war was a part of our lives. We saw the boys we had danced with put on uniforms after classes to drill long hours with the COTC. Lieut. Alex Colville went from COTC to war in 1942. He came back. Others like Don Norton did not.  Don was the Sidney Crosby of Track and Field for Mt. A. He died a Flying Officer, buried in a churchyard in France. The Memorial Library is for them and us, a cemetery of their dreams. To destroy it would destroy that courage and hope. They were just like you, wanting life to be good. What can you do to influence the President and Board of Regents? 

Speak out. Go electronic. Get dramatic. Maybe get enough people to form a living ring around the Memorial Library building holding hands like West Coast tree huggers. Think of something fast... not much time. The demolition order is on someone’s desk. Don’t let such desecration happen.   Elizabeth MacInnes Riehm (‘44)

Note: The Argosy received multiple responses to its Fine and Performing Arts Centre coverage, “The $5 million dollar question.” Those letters have been posted online at argosy.ca. The story has also been featured on www.cup.ca.

In many African refugee camps, only one in four girls has a chance of receiving a secondary education. At the postsecondary level, there are twice as many male students as female ones. Come out to WUSC’s 2nd Annual Refugee Camp Simulation on November 2 in the Breezeway to find out more information! WUSC MTA

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ARTS & LIT
Stephen Runge commemorates composer Franz Liszt
Joel Young
Arts and Literature Writer
Stephen Runge blew the audience at away last Saturday evening at the Brunton Auditorium with a stellar performance of Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor (1853). October 22 marked the 200th birthday of the renowned Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. A staple of nineteenth century piano music, Liszt’s Sonata in B minor is widely considered to be his masterpiece. The recital program also included works by Haydn and Poulenc. Runge’s proficiency and technical command of the pieces he performed was astounding, and he played with a brilliant artistry that would have made Liszt proud. The program began with Haydn’s Sonata in B minor (1776). Runge played with conviction and precision. The piece was centred on a calm, emotional Menuet, which was bookended with a dark, brooding Allegro moderato and an aggressive Finale Presto section that restated the main theme in bare octaves. This selection, one of Haydn’s darkest

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Franz Liszt’s legacy lives on through his music
Slow Movement, Scherzo-Fugato, and Finale). The sonata opens with a frank statement of the piece’s three most salient motifs. The piece quickly takes on a serious, driven mood, all the while developing these three simple themes. It was interesting to listen to the way that the piece developed; often there would be passionate passages full of 64th note runs and other intricate polyphonic textures, interspersed with restatements of the simple themes from the piece’s beginning. The simplicity of some of the slower, lyrical passages gave wonderful opportunities for the piano to resonate and for the audience to soak in the beauty of the tonal colour. Liszt was famous for his programmatic compositions, but he said very little publicly as to its thematic significance. It has been suggested by critics that it is meant to represent the story of The Fall, and even Liszt’s own life. If the latter is true, then it is safe to say that Runge successfully performed a veritable bildungsroman of this nineteenth century composer. The piece was overflowing with lyrical grace, alongside controlled rawness and abject fury, and Runge was absolutely consumed within it. The sheer technique required to perform this piece well is astonishing, but the concentration required to perform it musically and artistically is unbelievable.

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Stephen Runge performed a selection of Franz Liszt’s piano peices at the Brunton Auditorium
compositions, was not a highlight of the evening for me. It was, however, wonderfully played, and Runge’s musicianship shone through in delivering this gloomy and slightly mysterious selection. The second selection was Poulenc’s “La soirées de Nazelles” (1936). Written more than a century and a half after the previous Haydn Sonata, this piece was a refreshing shift into the twentieth century. The piece contained many romantic gestures, and as such fit in well with the Liszt and Haydn selections from the program. The suite began with a Préambule and Cadence in three, and made its way through eight different character sketches. The character sketches ranged from lyrical, emotional sections, to furiously technical upbeat passages. The piece makes use of the piano’s complete range, combining passionate, low block chords with intricate and soft contrapuntal melodies at the top of the piano’s register. For all the exhilaration of the weighty and powerful sections of this piece, its true strength lay in the absolute artfulness and grace with which Runge played the soft, hauntingly beautiful sections. Runge danced with the piano as though they were lovers from a different epoch, who shared a thrilling secret that the audience could only dream of knowing. A sublimely frigid melody was played at the top of the piano’s register immediately before the piece concluded with a beautifully warm, full chord: perhaps this can be understood as a synecdochal representation of the entire piece. After a brief intermission, the program resumed with the muchanticipated Liszt sonata. The Sonata is a single movement piece that runs over thirty minutes in length, developing several motifs through a layered three-movement sonata form (Exposition, Development, and Recapitulation) and a fourmovement sonata cycle (Allegro,

Enthused new curators at the START Gallery
Sean McDonell and Maddy Hill to try their hand at curation
Kiera Foti
Argosy Correspondent
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Maddy Hill and Sean McDonell, have both taken on the ambitious role of the new curators for the START gallery, the student run gallery associated with Struts on Lorne Street. Curating is a completely new thing for both these second year students, and they are just learning the ropes now. However, Sean, a second year English student, told me of his interest in museum work prior to this opportunity. Recently, their jobs have consisted of communication from artists to manager. The artists come in and set up for themselves, after confirming with the managers through Maddy and Sean. As one of their first projects as curators, the pair will be taking part in the regulation of the 12 Hour Drawing Marathon that will be presented as part of the annual art

START Gallery shares its space with Struts Gallery on Lorne Street
Symposium. “The drawing marathon is an opportunity for people to gather together to create a space full of art. In a sense, this event is an embodiment of an artistic community,” says Sean. On Tuesday, October 25 at 9 pm, START will open its doors to anyone willing to draw and paint on the walls of the gallery. They will have supplies and it’s free of charge, ending at 9 am the following day. The two explain that START’s intention is to show student’s artwork, and this drawing marathon will bring so many different students to show their talent, or to simply have fun. Maddy reveals that she’s excited to see the drawings the event will produce, and says “we are also planning on photo documenting the final product before everything gets painted over again.” Although unsure whether they plan to pursue curating in their respective futures, both Maddy and Sean agree that creation and art is crucial to this growing artistic society. Maddy hopes to “continue to have some involvement in the visual arts community,” while Sean is “leaning towards publishing” and likes the idea of working within an arts institution. Next semester, Sean and Maddy will be involved with the organization of shows. “We’ll be facilitating the selection of the next group of artists that will be appearing at START and perhaps organizing other events,” says Sean. He goes on to explain possible future shows such as animation screenings or recitals. He also explains an idea he has to get audiences involved in voting for exhibitions: online forums. People can view artists’ work online and

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Sean McDonell and Maddy Hill outside their new workplace
vote on their favorites. “We think it’s probably the best way to spread the word and make the voting process a little bit more widespread than it has been in the past,” Maddy says.    Maddy and Sean are happy to be involved in an artistic community, and this opportunity gives them the chance to contribute. They have a pretty major role because they are involved at the roots of a growing artistic population of Sackville. They work with beginning artists to help set up some of their first shows, encouraging artists to reveal their creations and work within an actual gallery space.  

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Elliott Chorale to perform songs of remembrance
“In Memorium” concert an homage to those lost in war
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Arts and Literature Editor
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Vigil a hit at Live Bait Theatre
An unpredictable show promising laughs for all audiences
Despite a hurried delivery of lines and quick pacing in Act I, White delivered particular moments with great intensity. Act II opened with heightened energy. White skilfully captured the growth of Kemp and delivered a stunning, second portion of the play, tapping into his character at an even deeper level. Anissa Stambouli With a resonating voice, pausing at seemingly natural moments, White’s Features Editor powerful delivery and body language allowed the audience to fully absorb Last week, Live Bait Theatre the weight of Paynch’s script. presented the production Vigil, Deborah Allen was a fascinating by Morris Paynch. Disturbing yet portrayal of Grace. Despite her humorous with a cynical twist, the character’s minimal dialogue, Allen entire play takes place in the bedroom was constantly reacting and thinking of an aged and dying woman, Grace. in character, portraying Grace in Her nephew Kemp arrives to dutifully a seemingly effortless and natural watch over her in the days preceding way. When asked what her greatest her expected death. When Grace’s challenge as an actress was, Allen told life extends tediously, the characters’ the Argosy, “Keeping it simple and dynamics shift in unexpected ways. not taking focus away from [White].” The entire script’s dialogue is Directed by Karen voiced by Kemp, with Valanne, the overall a few lines given to performance revealed Grace. As a result, [Vigil] is a dark the awkward, honest, pacing is the greatest comedy that touching, and challenge for actors sometimes disturbing evoked humour playing the nephew, faces of humanity. and emotion; it was Cate Ratcliffe, a third while actresses playing Grace enjoy more well portrayed. year Mount Allison flexibility to develop student, remarked, their character. Cate Radcliff “[Vigil] is a dark Gordon Patrick White Third year Mt. A comedy that evoked inherited the role of humour and emotion; student it was well portrayed.” Kemp from another actor two weeks prior From the to the show’s opening performers to the night, yet managed to deliver an stage technicians, the basic setting effective performance nonetheless. of Grace’s bedroom became When discussing his process of an entertaining, ever-changing environment. Lighting designs by creating Kemp, White commented to Paul Del Motte captured the changing The Argosy, “Pace is important. It’s not of seasons and the progression of a race, it’s a marathon . . . [The play] time. Victoria Marston’s set design, is so dense, there are so many points which included decaying wallpaper to connect.” Pace—the tempo of the and a stale atmosphere, enhanced the entire theatrical performance—is show’s morbid tone. important, particularly affecting the Vigil was performed between mood of significant scenes. With a October 13-16 and 18-23. Keep an script like Vigil, where one character eye out for upcoming shows at the voices most of the dialogue, the Live Bait Theatre. The next show to actor playing Kemp must vary their look forward to is a cabaret entitled tempo in a way that compliments the “highs” and “lows” of the plot. White For King and Country. It will be added that his work began externally, perfomed between November 10-12 focusing on the character’s body at 8 pm. language, and then he worked his way inward.

On November 4, The Elliott Chorale will present “In Memoriam: Songs for Remembrance,” giving the Mount Allison community a moment to celebrate Remembrance Day and commemorate the valiant soldiers, both living and dead, who represented Canada in war. The performance will be held in the Chapel at 8 pm. The Elliott Chorale, directed by Dr. Gayle h. Martin, is an auditioned chamber choir of mixed voices featuring talented Mt. A singers. The performers are known for their powerful and emotionally evocative voices, and have gained national

On Nov. 4, the Elliott Chorale will perform at the University Chapel. It will be an opportunity to reflect on the loss and sacrifice of war.
renown and recognition. The choral’s repertoire is challenging and diverse, with an emphasis on early and new music. On November 4th, the group will be singing a collection of pieces from Eleanor Daley’s “Requiem,” which is essentially a musical setting of a mass for the dead. The selected songs from the mass that the chorale will perform include “And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears”, “In Remembrance”, and “I Heard A Voice From Heaven”. Although Remembrance Day is generally associated with mourning and solemnity, second year Elliott Chorale member, Mackenzie Stone, explains that “the music itself highlights the belief that we should not mourn those who have died, but rather rejoice in their resting peace with God.” While “In Memoriam” is sure to be a beautiful musical performance, the message behind the music also bears significance. Such a performance prompts all involved to remember those who fought for the freedom that we enjoy today, and hope for the future of our own country, as well as the international community.

Betty Liang creates scenes to be seen
Interchange Format files that, more simply put, are moving images, repeated continuously. “There are so many film stills on Tumblr, for example, and so much of the time we don’t really know where they come from and people just reblog them. I’m interested in how things end up being misinterpreted,” Betty explains. As students (including me) are often “surfing the web”, and discovering things like “GIFS” or “memes”, I find the themes Betty‘s work explores are particularly relevant to her intended audience. The quotes that subtitle the stills are from books, and are themselves taken out of context. She plans on continuing to make similar stills in the future. However, when asked about her favorite medium, she tells me. “I really like drawing, and I’ve gotten more into video this past two years from a growing interest in film.”  Accordingly, Betty is currently working on more film related projects. “I’m working on a short film now. I just finished casting everyone. It’s a simple plot, but it’s more about what happens when you see it which is more interesting than the plot itself.” The film’s plot is about a girl’s daily routine that she is very set on, with anxiety towards any change. The idea of a repeated daily routine is evocative of the theme of repetition prevalent in her film stills. Betty describes it as “kind of like a low key psychological thriller.” I expect it would be difficult to dive into a new endeavor as a busy fourth year fine arts student. “This is all new to me. I’m sure I’ll mess up along the way, but hopefully I will have something by the end.”

A film still from Liang’s exhibition “Scenes from the Movies.”

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Betty Liang’s exhibition features film stills and out of context phrases
Kiera Foti
Argosy Correspondent
Betty Liang, a fourth year fine arts student, exhibited some of her work in a show entitled “ Scenes from the Movies.” The exhibition opened at START Gallery on October 7. This past Wednesday, I was able to pop into the gallery to see the exhibit for myself. Although she had several different pieces on display, I was most intrigued by her subtitled film stills depicting herself, which are

very reminiscent of Cindy Sherman’s renowned Untitled Film Stills. Betty was unable to show her actual films, but hopes to do so in future shows. While viewing Betty’s film stills, I wondered what was happening and what the subtitle has to do with the shot. I asked myself: Is that a character, or is that Betty? Are the subtitles arbitrary, or are they her thoughts? Betty explained the still by stating “It’s about how we take things out of context and therefore, we sometimes idealize them.” When I first saw these stills, I pictured them being from one of her films because I didn’t have any other explanation for what I was looking at. They did indeed seem taken out of context, but the lack of visual clues caused me to be more imaginative. However, the stills come from short video clips of her doing one action that is repeated. “I was trying to mimic GIFs” which are Graphics

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Actors Gordon Patrick White (right) and Deborah Allen (left) perform a scene from Vigil last week at the Live Bait Theatre.

Autumn Gold shines at The Fog Forest Gallery
Sackville art gallery captures the colours and quirks of fall
Joel Young
Arts and Literature Writer
If you are in love with autumn, the Fog Forest gallery on Bridge Street has just the exhibition for you. Entitled “Autumn Gold”, the exhibition features the work of six Canadian painters. The show began by featuring the work of Jack VanderWal, Karen Shackleton, Alexandrya Eaton, and Donna Rawlins Sharpe, but quickly became a seven-artist show with the addition of paintings by Anna Syperek, Jane Hunter, and Janine O-Reilly. “This show came together quickly,” said gallery owner Janet Crawford. “We began with four artists, but quickly were up to seven.” The Fog Forest is a commercial gallery, which A collection of fall inspired pieces means that exhibits often have to be modified to make up for sold pieces. Each piece in the exhibition contains either a gold leaf or an autumn theme. These guidelines are rough, however, and many of the pieces in the exhibit seem more summer themed than fall. The pieces range from detailed landscape etchings, to simple, playful acrylic paintings of chickens and waterfowl. Moncton, NB native Alexandrya Eaton had several paintings in the exhibit. A Mount Allison grad (B.FA ’91), Eaton’s paintings use bright acrylics to depict autumn flower vases. Artist Anna Syperek’s etching “Turnips and Wheat” was incredibly detailed, and was a wonderful depiction of a hilly, rural, Maritime landscape. It was a great example of a fall scene that doesn’t rely on overdone autumn tropes like changing leaves. Karen Shackleton, a maritime artist who attended Mount Allison for several years before eventually graduating from NSCAD in 1988, had a good number of pieces in the show. Most of Shackleton’s pieces were of cute little farm animals. They were very well done, capturing the playfulness of geese, sheep, chickens, and mandarin drake all the while maintaining a strict attention to detail. Shackleton’s pieces used goldleaf as a background, which gave the animals a certain depth, as though the animals exist in some otherworldly plane that one would not generally expect. The show contained several impressionist paintings by Jack VanderWal, a Nova Scotia artist who immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1952. VanderWal’s earthy forest scenes were another example of art that depicts natural autumn settings without succumbing to clichés. His paintings were wonderfully detailed and gave a lucid impression of life in the woods. Internet Photos/ Fog Forest Gallery on display at the Fog Forest Gallery. Paintings on right by Alexandrya Eaton, left by Karen Shackleton

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The latest additions to the exhibit were the paintings of Toronto artist Jane Hunter. Hunter’s small watercolours depict nostalgic scenes from Toronto streets in fall. Hunter succeeded in depicting Toronto as I imagine it looked in the 1920s, before the age of colour photography. This exhibit was full of refreshing paintings and art that is intimately tied to the Maritimes and Canada in general. Autumn in Sackville is a beautiful phenomenon, and the Fog Forest gallery has managed to translate it into their exhibition.

Chad Norman’s down-to-earth poetry featured at the Owens
Veteran poet visits Mt. A to share impressive poetic works
Ian Malcolm
Argosy Correspondent
“Unpretentious” can be a skewed word when it comes to poetry, but I’m sure many would use it to describe the fatherly figure delivering a reading in the Owens on October 18. Veteran New Brunswick poet Chad Norman knows how to command a room in a way that is immediately intimate but never condescending. The author of interestingly-titled books such as “There Is Music In The Word ‘Impeachment’”, and “Hugging the Huge Father”, Norman spent his afternoon in Sackville reading a wide-ranging selection of his works to a large and appreciative crowd last Tuesday in the lobby of Sackville’s premiere gallery. While his pieces appear sparse on paper, Chad Norman’s reassuring voice lends his poems an almost musical quality. The economy of language employed by Norman was put in context by the mention of his recently-released book of children’s’ poetry: “Ants on the Rainbow: Poems To, For, and About Children”. His fascination with childhood and–as he puts it–”the tiny” allows Norman a command of plain, innocent images that conjure feelings far more complicated than the words that

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“Exit”
Sam Page
Argosy Contributor
A man wakes in the darkest room of a dark apartment in what he believes is a dark world. He reluctantly drags himself from his bed and into the bathroom, where he goes through a full wash and gives himself a shot of from the EG tube for a boost. Back in his dark room he covers his nakedness with a pair of plain white shorts then pours himself a bowl of WhatEver. He rushes because he needs to get to work. He sits in the chair that is his existence and plugs into the world and enters reality. He begins by searching through familiar places where co-workers discuss current events and give their opinions on popular trends. Then he does his part in contributing to hot topics and takes some time deducing what might be likely to happen in the coming days based upon his research. Just before he can finally take his first break and unwind by playing a few games with some randomly selected friends, however, everything goes black. Once again he sits in a chair in a dark and boring room staring at a wall. It takes him a few minutes to notice

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Chad Norman entertains and inspires crowd at Owens Art Gallery
describe them. There was palpable hopelessness in a vignette of an accidentally-crushed ant in a bathtub, framed in Norman’s plain, minute– but never sterile–language. Another highlight included “Cloudsong”, a beautifully lyrical reminiscence on one’s place in the world from the perspective of a child. Although never afraid to speak his mind–he mentioned a frustrating publisher by name between readings, suggesting a letter-writing campaign again them–Norman is openly humble about the nature of his work. He refers to his poems as “tributes”, and his book “These Are My Elders” features a collection of short works documenting conversations with thirty of Nelson’s Canadian poetic mentors. Norman apologized for his supposed tiredness upon arrival, mentioning that he’d come straight from his day-job in a manufacturing plant. “They let me write poetry at work under two conditions”, Norman joked. “1. The quantity of my work can’t go down. 2. The quality of my work can’t go down.” Norman was also very serious in insisting that his new wellspring of poetic inspiration is his garden, an assertion that makes perfect sense given the down-toearth ruminative quality of his verse. In terms of his future plans, Norman is looking to tour a recent series of poems detailing the rapid disappearance of the few remaining family-run dairy farms in rural Masstown, Nova Scotia. During the question-and-answer period, Norman divulged that his own happy childhood on such a farm was the foundation of his interest in the topic, and he eventually hopes to be able to read these poems to community members most affected. After a few remaining questions, Chad Norman closed the event with words of encouragement for poetry writers and aficionados alike–a fitting “tribute” indeed.

the absence of the dim glow that usually emanates from the corners of his room. What is he to do if nothing is working? He has no idea, so he sits in his chair and waits, hoping this nightmare won’t last much longer. He soon becomes bored and decides he should have another bowl of WhatEver, then perhaps another. He sits in his chair and waits again, a deep hatred growing in his mind at having to listen to his thoughts. “There must be someone who can fix my problem,” he thinks to himself. But how is he supposed so reach them if nothing is working? This problem confuses him. Where could this “someone” be? Where could anyone be for that matter? As he ponders and puzzles over this problem he becomes more and more bewildered. Then, finally, he remembered something. A door. He had never paid it much attention, simply because on it was the word “Exit” in large threateningly red letters. A few minutes later he is standing in a place where he can see nothing. Blinding white light and impossible colors stab at his eyes and make him want to retreat into the safety of his room, but his surprise and curiosity keeps him from it. Now he stands, alone and halfnaked, in a world overtaken by the harsh overwhelming beauty of nature and where people live elsewhere unknowing and uncaring.

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Men’s rugby win over UPEI
Men wrap up season with victory at home over Panthers
Simon Murray
Sports Writer
The Men’s Rugby team capped off the season with 29-8 victory over UPEI last Saturday. This win marks the first win for the boys in their new league, where competition has yielded big challenges for the administration and team. The Mounties employed a new set of scrum and rucking strategies, paying off after eighty minutes of team effort. Using kicks to gain field advantage the boys scored a try early on courtesy of Jono Elliot, with the help of Aram Lotfi’s heads-up playing. The big story of the game however, was the return of captain Josh Davies, whose presence of the pitch was missed all season. Everyone was organized on rucks as the team functioned like a well-oiled machine. The other big story was the speed and aggression of the Mounties. Playing with non-stop vigilance the boys were able to recover from a UPEI try with a breakout effort by Jono Elliot and Sean Robertson who carried the ball down in a glorious run. The boys made it in for a try by Connor Anson-Cartwright and got

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Mounties third at UNB
Taylor Losier
Argosy Contributor
This past weekend the Mount Allison Varsity swim team competed in the twentieth annual Amby Leger Swim Meet at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. After the first day of competing the Mounties found themselves in second place on the men’s side and third place for the women’s. The team managed to finish the weekend in third overall, with Dalhousie and Acadia finishing first and second respectively. Leading the way for the Mounties was rookie Marya Peters with a gold medal in the 100 metre (m) freestyle, a silver medal in the 50m freestyle, and a bronze in the 50m backstroke, while also placing fourth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in for the 200 freestyle. On the men’s side, older brother Mitchell Peters placed second in the 100m butterfly, 100m, and 200m freestyle, as well as third in the 50m butterfly. He also finished fifth overall in the 50m freestyle. Other top performances for Mount Allison came from rookie Andrew Reeder who also had some strong performances in his first AUS meet, with a top finish of sixth in the 50 backstroke and 4th in the 100 backstroke, as well as Mikhel Peters who was fourth in the 50 back and sixth in the 50 fly. Coach John Peters said that he was extremely proud of his team, and is looking forward to some hard practices and some good swims at their next meet. In preparation for their next meet he commented, “Our next competition is at Acadia and we will be training and tapering leading up to the meet at Dalhousie in November. We also have a training camp in Orlando, over the Christmas break.” The Mounties relay teams also had some very strong swims. The women’s team, comprised of Marisa Smith, Emily Byrne, Casey Losier, and Marya Peters, took fourth in the 200m freestyle while Andrew Reeder, Parker Vaughn, Kellan DeSilva, and Mitchell Peters finished fourth as well in the same event on the men’s side. Colin Vale, Andrew Reeder, Mikhel Peters, and Mitchell Peters earned themselves a bronze medal for their 200-meter medley relay. “The Mount Allison team contains it’s most talent in years and that showed this weekend,” said the team captain, fifth year student MacGregor Grant “We will continue to work towards the overall goal of coming top three at the AUS conference.” The team has four swim meets remaining with the next meet being held at Acadia University in two weeks’ time. There, the Mounties hope to keep improving as they make their way to the Atlantic University Sports Championship in February.

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Mounties Ben Lass and Ben Kinden haul down an opposing player Saturday at Park Street Field.
the conversion to boot scored by Josh Davies. Ben Lass was happy with the end result saying, “We proved we can play in this league.” The improved aggression and speed, notably by Sean Robertson and the backs made for a demoralizing game for UPEI, who seemed worn out entirely coming into the second half. Fierce rucking continued in the second and, combined with beautiful use of backs in lengthy effective and well-executed plays, made for an early call of victory for the Mounties. Use of great kicking continued with Luc Boyer, this time standing out by making glorious up and over kicks to move the ball forward, which eventually ended with a try by David Maxwell, and conversion by Sean Robertson. UPEI responded in kind with aggressive, hard hitting forwards and fast moving backs. The Mounties, however, were determined to make this the game of the season and Luc Boyer on fullback made short work of the UPEI offence, kicking away their hopes of another tries down the field. Ben Kinden cleaned up on an amazing play where the whole team seemed to get a hand in on the try. Justin Vaughn continued to use maximum aggression; as evident deep into the second half, still running forward with a loose ball into the dying minutes of the game. The last few minutes came down to a grinding battle on the Mounties try line where the whole team came together in unity to shutdown UPEI and win the game. After the game Davies commented, “It was great to be out there…I think the team is going in the right direction...I was proud to play for five years with this team. Coach Yves Pellerin commented on the game, calling it, “Our best team effort all year.” The team capped off an arduous season on a positive note that they look to build on heading into next season.

MARYA PETERS — SWIMMING
First-year Swimming Mountie MARYA PETERS made a big splash at the UNB Amby Legere Invitational in Fredericton over the past weekend, winning the 100m free event and taking silver in the 50m free. As well, she took a bronze in the 50m backstroke, and swam to three fourth-place finishes in the 200m free relay, 100m backstroke, and the 400m free relay. She also swam in the 400m medley relay finishing fifth, and placed sixth in both the 200m medley relay and the 200m free event. A 5'10" first-year swimmer with the Mounties, Peters comes from Sackville, NB. Mount Allison/Sue Seaborn

JAKE HOTCHKISS — FOOTBALL
Football Mounties' quarterback JAKE HOTCHKISS (6'4" / 225 lbs.) has won University Athlete of the Week honours for his performance in the "must win" contest against the St.FX X-men last Friday in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) football action. "Under the lights" for a first time at MacAulay Field, Hotchkiss did everything possible to help the Mounties, including passing for touchdowns, running for a touchdown himself, and catching a pass for still another TD. In his best performance of the season, Hotchkiss finished the game rushing ten times for 47 yards and a TD, passing 19 of 37.

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Women head into playoffs on with convincing win over Kings
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
The Women’s Rugby Football club closed out their season this past Sunday with a 29-3 victory over the University of Kings College Blue Devils. While the both teams had a significant amount of chances at both ends, in the end it was the Mounties capitalizing more on their opportunities that made the difference on the scoreboard. Rachael Betuik kick started the offence by breaking through for the first try of the game to put her team ahead. The try came after the Blue Devils defence held off several challenges by Mt. A (4-2.) The Blue Devils (0-5) had some great offensive opportunities, showing promise for the upcoming season, with some strong runs and complete passes that sent the Mt. A squad scrambling to catch them a few times in the first half of the game. With Anne Haley advancing the ball with strong, consistent runs, Lauren Feindel eventually powered through the strong Kings College defence to put the Mounties up 12-3 at the half. After the loss to NSAC last week, Coach Andrew MacDonald stressed the importance during half time to keep up the tempo in the second half regardless of the score. The Mounties got second half tries from Ashley Edwards, Maddy Wong, and Abby White to extend their lead further. Wing Carolina Andrade converted two of her kicks throughout the game to add insurance for the Mounties. Coach Macdonald highlighted the importance of winning in the season finale heading into the playoffs saying, “We didn’t want to go into the playoffs on a losing streak…” before going on to further add, “… It was important they took a positive outlook on today’s game and that we stuck to the game plan.” The most positive aspect that the Mounties took from their game was the improved team play. Veteran stars Clair Mussels and Taylor Mooney banked passes off of others while muscling through the UKC line for large gains throughout the game. The Mounties were missing

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Mounties rugby win home final over UKC 29-3

Michelle Hutchinson (left) and Lauren Hutchinson (center-left) pursue the ball during Sunday’s game against the University of Kings College Blue Devils. The women face NSAC at home on Sunday.
several of their key contributors due to injury including Breanna Rogers (concussion) and Sydney Mann (shoulder.) Brittany Thibodeau (undisclosed) also sat out of the game. Despite the success against UKC, heading into Friday’s semi-final at Park Street Field Coach MacDonald remains self aware of his team’s strategy for the game. “We’re going to have to play a lot more defence, we won’t have the ball as much…” he said before noting, “…we threw the ball away a lot.” The Mounties will be facing NSAC in the semi-final with a trip to Fredericton against 2010 ACAA Women’s Rugby Champions St. Thomas University on the line.

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Mt. A suffer consecutive defeats at home
Mounties battle hard but drop games to UPEI, Xavier
Wray Perkin
Sports Writer
The Mount Allison Women’s Hockey Mounties opened their home schedule on Saturday night against the UPEI Panthers, and continued Sunday afternoon against the #2-ranked St FX X-Women, and came away empty-handed, yet put together a great performance in the latter game. Saturday saw the Mounties turn in a lacklustre performance against the Panthers, coming away with a 4-2 loss. The game was low-lighted by Lauren Oickle’s match penalty as the final buzzer sounded, a sign of the Mounties’ frustration with the game. Oickle will now sit out a number of games that will be determined by the AUS. The Mounties struck first, when Carmanah Hunter’s shot from the point deflected in off somebody in front, assisted by Megan Cameron and Chelsea King. UPEI replied quickly, scoring twice before the first period ended to give them the lead at the intermission. After a goal halfway through the second made it 3-1, the Panthers put it away with a goal early on in the third. Katelyn Morton scored for the Mounties 4:30 into the third, with Cameron picking up her second assist

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Sophmore’s Megan Cameron (6) and Kristen Cooze (7) advance the puck against Janelle Parent and the Xavier hockey team Sunday at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre.
of the game, but it would be far from enough for the Mounties, who only mustered 3 shots in the final period. Meghan Corley-Byrne stopped 22 shots in the loss, while Kathy Dobson made 19 saves in the win for UPEI. Sunday’s game went much better for the Mounties, who seemed much more focused and motivated, welcoming the CIS #2-ranked St FX X-Women to town, and, although they lost 2-0, the Mounties turned in a much better performance. Nicole Hansom opened the scoring 10:46 into the game, as the X-Women outshot the Mounties 15-2 in the opening period. The Mounties started to turn things around in the second, firing nine shots on goal but couldn’t solve X-Women netminder Kristy Garrow. The Mounties got many great chances throughout the game, particularly in the second; the closest the Mounties came was a shorthanded breakaway by Susie Larocque, which was stopped by Garrow. Corley-Byrne was much more solid in goal for the Mounties, stopping 41 of 43 shots in the game and all 19 shots in the second. The penalty kill also was very good for the Mounties, not allowing a goal and only surrendering six shots on five power play opportunities that St FX had. Head Coach Zach Ball said following Sunday’s game, “If we had played like that yesterday (against UPEI) it would have been a much different game.” The Mounties play a pair of games this coming weekend, travelling to Moncton on Friday night to take on the Aigles Bleues. Saturday, the Mounties return home to Sackville as they host the Saint Thomas Tommies. Puck drop is at 5:00 pm at the Tantramar Civic Centre.

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Correction: In last week’s rugby article Lauren Hutchinson was incorrectly credited with two trys against NSAC. Michelle Hutchinson and Lauren Hutchinson should be credited with one try each against NSAC.

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Mounties lax drop home final to X-Men
Lacrosse team clinches 4th place, playoff berth in loss
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
Mount Allison’s Men’s lacrosse team, playing their last home game of the season, put in a valiant effort against the visitors from St. Francis Xavier but ultimately fell to the tune of a 15-4 score. The game featured quick action at both ends with momentum at stake for over half the game. With limitless talent on paper on both sides of the ball and far down the bench, the game momentarily lived up to the shootout that was expected. The Mounties by all accounts had an above-average first half. The team took some questionable penalties, leaving many Mounties upset at the calls going against them, but persisted on, trailing 6-2 at the half. Despite the dismal offensive production it was an improvement from the 10.125 goals given up per half over the past attack of 2010 First team All-Star’s Bryson Goodman and KJ MacNeill of Xavier picked apart the Mounties’ with ease. Tyler James, wrapping up his final home game as arguably the best lacrosse goalie in Mt. A history stood on his head yet again, but came up short. The Mounties may have been behind at the final whistle but physically dominated the game. Tyrell Giffin, Wayne Crossman, and Dexter van Dam led the physical push for the Mounties, pasting Xavier attackers into the ground at a ferocious rate in the second half. Dexter van Dam, who played for all of five minutes in the game even went as far as to take on a player twice his size, perfectly characterizing the size of fight within each player. Van Dam said after the game, “It always feels good to win possession back for your team, especially when it includes laying out a member of the opposing team.” Having secured a playoff berth, the Mounties will take on Dalhousie University. Action gets underway in Halifax, Nova Scotia as Saint Mary’s University hosts the MUFLL championship on November 5-6, 2011. The Mounties will play at 7pm.

Kevin Isherwood (20) steps into a shot on Saturday afternoon at Landsdowne Field against Xavier. The Mounties dropped a second game at Xavier 14-12 but still made the playoffs finishing 2-6.
two seasons against the X-men. Fourth year middie Sam Imbeault, sitting out the game due to a bruised shoulder, was optimistic heading into the second half saying, “We have to tighten up our defence and bury some of those chances.” Also sitting out for the Mounties was Nayven Patel, still recovering from an ankle injury. Kevin Isherwood and Wayne Crossman once again led the team’s offence. The team scored on their opening play of the second half, hoping to start a trend and get back into the game. However, the swift

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Changing the face of men’s health through awareness
Jenn MacKenzie
Health Intern
November is a month dedicated to men’s health awareness. This month has been more commonly known as Movember. Movember is a global initiative to change attitudes surrounding men’s health and to educate men about their health, risks, detection of diseases, and treatments available. The “Mo” in Movember symbolizes the word moustache. Every November starting November 1, men begin with a clean shave and vow not to shave their moustaches until the end of the month. They can trim and groom their moustaches; however, the facial hair is an international symbol of their dedication to men’s health. The men who participate in Movember sign up online at the beginning of November and are then referred to as “Mo Bros”, with the women who support them in their moustache growing efforts being referred to as “Mo Sistas”. The Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raise money by getting sponsorships throughout the month. This campaign originated in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia and has expanded globally since then. There are now formal Movember campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, and Ireland. There are also Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting this campaign in other countries that do not have this formal event annually. Last year there were more than 440,000 participants registered in the Movember campaign worldwide and

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career, putting the Mounties up 1710. The Mounties weren’t done with the second quarter there. Molnar and Hotchkiss would switch roles. After taking the reverse handoff from Hotchkiss, Molnar pulled up and launched one for Hotchkiss. The Mounties’ quarterback would need all of his 6-foot-5 frame to get to the pass, making the catch of the year in the end zone to give the Mounties a 24-10 lead. Two more completions from Hotchkiss to Molnar on the next possession set up another field goal by Curtis to give the Mounties a 17-point halftime lead. After Alix missed a field goal from only 31 yards out to make the score 27-11 in the early stages of the third quarter, and a safety conceded by the Mounties, Andrew Hickey ran it in from 12 yards out to pull the X-Men to within seven. Jordan Catterall tied the game up with a 29-yard touchdown catch less than a minute into the fourth, but five minutes later, after a 38-yard screen pass to Nathan Zavarella put the Mounties on the one, Kukkonen punched it in again to put the Mounties back in front. With four minutes left to play, and after an interception by Kwame Adjei, the Mounties again set up for a field goal, but Curtis’s attempt went wide, and Catterall did the unthinkable and took it 119 yards to the end zone, once again tying the game up. St FX looked like they had it in the bag as with only two minutes left they had driven down to the Mount Allison 13 yard line. Alix set up for an easy 20-yard field goal, but clanked it off the left upright, keeping the score knotted at 34-34. After the Mounties’ third-down attempt failed on the ensuing possession, the X-Men again were in excellent scoring position, and with the chance to put the game away, and with Mountie players and fans hoping for a miracle … they got their wish. Alix hit the right upright from 22 yards out, keeping the Mounties alive and sending the game to overtime. After Hotchkiss’s touchdown, the Mounties went for two to try and get the eight-point advantage they needed, but Kukkonen’s pass intended for Jarrett King was incomplete. Dickson scored two plays later, and Alix finally ended it for the X-Men with the convert attempt going through. Hotchkiss had a game for the ages in this surreal game, scoring three different ways: passing, rushing, and receiving. He also finished with his fifth career 300-yard passing game, going 19-of-36 for 323 yards. Molnar had a huge day, accumulating 202 yards on 10 receptions, adding to his touchdown pass to Hotchkiss. The Mounties close out their season Saturday against SMU in Halifax. Kickoff is 2:00 pm.

To date, more than 1,000,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have joined together to raise over $175 million for prostate cancer research.
over $76 million raised. In Canada alone there were approximately 119,000 people who participated and registered and over $22 million raised. The Canadian campaign funds go towards research, awareness, and education. The money is donated to the programs put on by Movember and to the Prostate Cancer Canada program. Prostate Cancer is a disease that affects one in seven Canadian men and is the most common male cancer. Prostate cancer can be very curable if it is detected in its early stages. Prostate cancer is rare in men under the age of forty but the risk increases with age. However, age is not the only factor associated with this disease; genetics have also been suggested to play a role in prostate cancer and over 25, 500 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease this year. Testicular cancer is also another disease that affects men’s health. This cancer is most common in young males aged fifteen to twenty-nine. It is not as common as prostate cancer, however, it is expected that 970 males will be diagnosed with the disease this year. Testicular cancer can also be very curable if detected in its early stages, but education and awareness about this disease is essential to men so they know and understand the risks. The men’s health movement is more recent than the women’s health movement; however, huge steps have been taken to change the way people think about men’s health. More information is becoming available to men about their health through research and education/awareness programs that have been funded by your generous donations. To learn more about Men’s Health, Movember, or to register to become a Mo Bro visit, www.movember.com.

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The Ship’s Log
An Argosy run down of coming events in Sackville

Thursday

Sackville Film Society: The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
October 27, 7:30 Admission: 6$ with membership and 8$ without membership

Beating Heart Cadaver
October 27/28/29, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Windsor Theatre Out Of The Box by Colleen Murphy/Directed by Decima Mitchell Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy has woven a beautiful story, enriching this dark tale with humor, unexpected characters, and the restorative power of hope. Tickets are $10 General and $5 for Students/Seniors. The October 27 performance is pay-what-you-can.

Saturday
ATLIS Mini-Conference
October 29, 2011, 2:00 p.m. AVDX 111 Atlantic International Studies Organization

Genticorum

October 29, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Mount Allison Performing Arts Series Single tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students. Full series subscriptions are $140 for adults, $65 for students ($35 for first-year students at MtA University).

Sunday A Hallowe’(evening) of Gothic Ballads
October 30, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Robert Lapp Brunton Auditorium Featuring Keats’s “The Eve of St Agnes,” Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market,” and and Poe’s ‘The Raven.’ A Fund raiser for Friends of Brunton: Adults $15; Students $7.

Monday
Crake Foundation Arts Internships Application Deadline

October 31, 2011, 4:00p.m. Three Crake Foundation Arts Internships are available for the current academic year for creative projects involving collaboration with faculty and staff in Fine Arts, Music, Creative Writing, and Drama.
Contact pbrown@mta.ca for more info.