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workers plan rally after wages cut
megan devlin GazeTTe sTaff The Ontario Federation of Labour is conducting a rally this Saturday in response to London’s ElectroMotive worker lockout. The London plant was bought in 2010 by Caterpillar, the American-based automotive goliath. On January 1, the company locked workers out of the plant after the Canadian Automotive Workers’ union refused to accept Caterpillar’s new contract. The proposed contract was stringent—it would cut wages in half, from $35 an hour to just $16.50, and would cut benefits by 55 per cent—on top of axing the workers’ pension plan. Ken Lewenza, president of CAW National, said he had been unable get in a room and negotiate with Caterpillar since the take-it-orleave-it proposal on January 1. “CAW continues to reach out on a daily basis to management. I am trying to get them to reason based on their profits. What’s troubling is that Caterpillar’s demands are more than companies going into bankruptcy needing to restructure.” Lewenza expressed his concern about manufacturing jobs in Canada and the difference between those at the bottom and the top. “Caterpillar doesn’t care about the middle class in Canada—there’s a real concern that Canada is going to turn into a low-wage economy.” Stephen Orser, Ward 4 councillor, shared Lewenza’s worries. “Job loss has a negative ripple effect through the economy,” he explained. “[The Caterpillar situation] could set a standard for crushing unions.” After Caterpillar opened a new plant in Muncie, Indiana in October, speculation arose about whether the company wanted to relocate to this location to take advantage of Washington’s “Buy American” policy. CAW is also demanding disclosure from the federal government about the 2010 sale of Electro-Motive, then known as Progress Rail, to Caterpillar, saying the government
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Brr it’s too cold to Be out Here. London’s Electro-Motive workers picket outside of their plant after being locked out on January 1 due to contract disputes.

USC comes in under budget for wave events
aaron Zaltzman neWs ediTor The University Students’ Council is enjoying a financial discrepancy that all corporations dream of— coming in under budget. In four events hosted at the Wave restaurant this year, the USC has lost a total of about $3,000. While this may not seem like a financial bonus, this loss is less than expected. These events were budgeted to lose $10,000 for the year, which has left the USC with extra money to put towards bringing in events for the rest of the semester. “During the last budget cycle, up to a $10,000 loss was given to the Wave to host these events. Therefore, no financial gain was set to come from them,” Jeff Armour, food and beverage manager for the USC, said. “Events have done better than projected due to student interest and buy-in.” Two of the events have actually brought in revenue for the Wave, with the Arkells concert in October delivering a $2,852 profit—mostly from bar sales. Keys N Krates also posted a profit of $590.10. Another contributing factor to the under budget result is the fact the USC did not incur the full costs for these events. All the concerts were sponsored, at least partially, by other companies. Coors Brewing Company even paid for the entire performance cost of the Keys N Krates concert in October. The events have attracted other sponsors including Labatt and Premier Life Inc. “Each event that the USC runs is unique,” Jennifer Valadao, vicepresident finance for the USC, explained. “This draws in different groups that want to become involved financially and promotionally.” The lower-than-expected loss has allowed the USC to plan more Wave events, including Down With Webster, who are being brought in by the Social Science Students’ Council. “There is still room for more loss within the events portfolio at the Wave. The plan is to continue along and provide these events up to the loss of $10,000,” Valadao explained. The USC is hoping to provide as much musical variety as possible over the course of the year and is looking at bringing in dubstep and country performances. “As long as there is student interest and attendance at the shows, we will continue to look into more opportunities for student entertainment.”
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News Briefs

Norwalk virus attends University Press Conference
It’s well known journalists prefer to report on, rather than star in, the news. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case this past weekend at a student journalism conference in Victoria, BC. Dozens of people at the Canadian University Press’s 74th National Conference, or NASH74, fell violently ill shortly following a buffet dinner at their hotel. While food and alcohol poisoning were initially blamed, it soon became clear something much more serious was going on. Officials have confirmed the hotel was hit with the Norovirus, formerly known as Norwalk, a highly contagious virus that causes severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Those infected voluntarily quarantined themselves in their hotel, and in true journalist style, live-tweeted their own epidemic. “If you’re healthy and you stay you could get sick and get stuck. GET OUT NOW,” Kailey Willetts, a University of Victoria delegate, tweeted in warning. Even those in the throes of the virus, such as delegate Jason

Schreurs from Alternative Press, found time for the Twitterverse. “Whoever is knocking at my door, my bathroom has been compromised and I cannot come out of my bedroom. #thewalkingdead,” he tweeted. Many of the delegates still made sure to express that the epidemic didn’t ruin their entire NASH experience, which went on for two days before people started showing symptoms of Norovirus. “My bout with Norovirus was horrific, but I still loved #nash74 regardless,” Alex Migdal, a University of Alberta delegate, tweeted. —alex carmona

InPrint undergoes changes
In response to student inquiries, the University Students’ Council has made some recent changes to InPrint, the printing operation located in the basement of the University Community Centre. Specifically, the $1 uploading rip fee, charged when students upload their information to InPrint’s system, and the cost of Poster Patrol services, charged for USC approval and distribution of posters, were eliminated, lowering costs for

students and clubs. However, this seems to be just the beginning, according to Jennifer Valadao, vice-president finance for the USC. “More changes will be implemented in the upcoming fiscal year pertaining to lower printing and design costs,” she explained. Valadao said this would ideally lead to a decrease in InPrint’s prices in the coming year. InPrint is on the way to becoming exclusively a USC service, which operates at or below cost, as opposed to a USC operation, which operates for profit. Valadao explained this will more closely align service with cost and offer a better value for students. “The direction of InPrint is to operate without generating profit from student business at the end of the fiscal year,” she said. —Mason powell

Up in smoke
There were two significant fires in London this weekend, with an apartment on Huron Street and The Spot eatery both suffering severe damage. In regards to the causes of the fires, Dennis Rivest, media relations officer for the London Police Service, noted, “The fire at The Spot is not a police investigation. There’s no suspicious activity believed to be involved in that particular fire. The other fire on Huron Street is considered to be arson and there has been a person arrested and charged with arson in regards to that investigation.” In order to accommodate for the cold weather this weekend, the citizens in the Huron apartment were given shelter when they had to evacuate their building. “For the people at the apartment building, the LTC buses were called and they were able to house those people until such time as they could return to their own residences or other accommodations could be secured for them,” Rivest explained. As far as damages are concerned, Rivest cited the damage to the apartment on Huron at around $250,000. The damage to The Spot has been estimated at around $450,000. There were no reported injuries in relation to either fire. —ryan Hurlbut
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affiliate colleges to pay less for USC
Cheryl Stone neWs feaTures ediTor Western’s affiliate college students will soon see more money in their wallets. Currently, affiliate college students can expect to pay full fees to the University Students’ Council and student fees to their affiliate student council. For a King’s University College student, this means paying the full $210.35 of the USC student fee and an additional $79 to the King’s University College Students’ Council. “The base fee structure for affiliates would be significantly reduced,” Barchan Quandry, president of the KUCSC, explained. The base fee and the University Community Centre fee would be reduced for affiliate students to 20 per cent of a main campus student fee. Affiliate councils would also be able to opt out of the faculty council fee and the grants committee fee. “We are not faculty councils, we oversee faculties ourselves,” Meagan Zettler, Brescia University College Students’ Council president, explained. She noted affiliate college students were paying full fees for the USC to advocate on behalf of them, however. “If there is ever an issue that needs to be advocated on behalf of a Brescia student, King’s student or a Huron student, it’s our respective councils which would take care of that. The USC has no jurisdiction over our campuses.” She noted many other services were duplicated as well. Zettler also explained while the affiliates had been promised USC services would come to the affiliate colleges, they never arrived. “It hasn’t been working, so clearly something has to change.” “We decided 20 per cent of the base student fee was a proper number because it still gave the affiliate students access to our services and skills of the president and vice-presidents, while allowing them to take full advantage of their own on each of their college campuses,” Andrew Forgione, USC president, explained. Quandry said the new financial arrangement would be the first step in formalizing the relationship between the USC and affiliates. “There’s never been a memorandum of understanding,” he said. “We agreed, to a certain extent,

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that we should negotiate a relationship where they have access to our offices for government and university wide advocacy, communications and resources, while still maintaining their autonomy,”

Forgione explained. “Each of their principals recognize their university college student council president as the chief advocate of their campus, not the USC president.”

Caw rally on Saturday
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academic reform debated in ontario
Cam Smith GazeTTe sTaff Academic reform is being proposed in Ontario, but disagreements about how to reform the academic system are dominating the topic. Peter Ricketts, vice-provost of Carleton University, addressed the issues in his January 9 article in University Affairs. Ricketts proposed that some of the suggested reformations in the recent book Academic Reform were necessary, but extravagant. The book suggested such changes as building additional university campuses and improving the ease with which post-secondary students can transfer credits between institutions. Patrick Searle, vice-president university affairs for the University Students’ Council, suggested the focus of reformation be on teaching. “One of the things we are behind is focusing on teaching as much as research,” Searle said. “Students will walk away with a better student experience when they have professors who dedicate time [to teaching].” Searle suggested the idea of a teaching chair, a means of rewarding professors for distinguishing the university through their skill as a teacher and allowing them to mentor other professors. “Professors who hone their teaching skills, regardless of how much research they do, will still give a better student experience,” Searle explained. Though Academic Reform suggested that new campuses should be constructed as teaching-focused institutions, Sam Andrey, executive director of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, suggested reform start in existing institutions and focus on a blend between teaching-oriented professors and research-driven universities. “Academic Reform suggests these campuses should be teaching-only campuses with no graduate students and have professors that only do marginal amounts of research,” Andrey said. “We have some concerns about how that would work.” Andrey suggested that a university devoid of research would lack the esteem required to draw exceptional professors. “What kind of professors would be interested in going to a university with no research?” Andrey asked. “We’d rather see reform within institutions, have Western be better at teaching rather than create new institutions that may or may not be better.” Despite disagreements about how to reform Ontario’s academic system, certain areas were unanimously agreed upon, such as improving the credit transfer system between post-secondary schools. “The ability to transfer from college to university or from university to university is ridiculously difficult in Ontario,” Andrey said. “We continue to urge progress, a lot of the barriers are just stupid.” Anne Goodman, a third-year student at the University of Toronto, experienced the challenges of the credit transfer system first hand. “It was very hard to go through— there are delays on both sides,” said Goodman. “You have to get a lot of documents and sometimes the universities don’t tell you when they need them by.”

has failed to protect Canadian interests and Canadian jobs. Caterpillar could not be reached for comment. This lockout affects the almost 500 CAW employees who worked at the London plant. Lewenza hoped many Londoners would come out to Saturday’s support rally, to be held at 11 a.m. in Victoria Park. The Ontario Federation of Labour is coordinating buses to import hundreds of workers from across the country to support the CAW workers’ cause. Lewenza was adamant the lockout was bigger than Electro-Motive and Caterpillar. He said the rally was “inviting Canadians into the discussion about what kind of a nation we want moving forward.”

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Opinions
Smokin’ the reefer
Although almost all of us know a person who smokes marijuana, the plant is illegal in Canada. The fact is the majority of the country seems to turn a blind eye to the many “criminals” who smoke pot in their basements. And now the Liberal party has declared legalizing and regulating marijuana as one of their goals for the future. What would be the upside of regulating marijuana? A reduced strain on the legal system would be one. The amount of people who would cease to be criminals for possessing marijuana would be significant, and reducing the amount of non-violent criminals may be in the best interest of our country. The money that would be gained from taxing marijuana trade would be significant as well. Right now the only way to get marijuana is to talk to a drug dealer. Without any sort of regulation, underground drugs may contain other harmful chemicals. Arguably, if the government took over control of the regulation and distribution of marijuana, this risk would be eliminated, as one could merely walk into the local weed store and buy what they wanted. However, as it stands now, the drug is illegal. So what are the downsides to legalizing this plant? With government-endorsed pot sales, people will be able to walk down the street and buy a hallucinogenic drug, which many argue would act as a gateway to harder, more dangerous drugs. Admittedly the majority of the arguments fall on the flimsy side. Of course, it’s difficult to predict how this regulation would affect prices of the drug. If prices rise higher than they are now, and marijuana is only available to people of a certain age at a certain place, then people may not have any sort of reason for migrating away from the drug dealers who currently sell to people of any age. The Liberals are throwing this out there now, but we likely won’t be seeing any sort of action in the near future. That being said, the opinion of our society seems to be shifting in favour of marijuana, and we can probably all agree that our tax money and police effort can be better spent on things other than persecuting marijuana users. Whether it comes in the form of legalization and regulation, decriminalization, or somewhere in between, we are likely going to see our government soften their stance on marijuana in our lifetimes. —the Gazette editorial Board

I was gonna clean my room until I got high/I was gonna get up and find the broom but then I got high/my room is still messed up, and I know why—because I got high.

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USC benches $60k
Uze your Brain
Julian Uzielli neWs ediTor In addition to the recently completed renovation of the Spoke Café, the area of the atrium adjacent to the Spoke received a makeover over the holidays. The Spoke renovations will lead to shorter lines and delicious bagels— two positive changes that I’m sure most students will welcome. As the student population continues to grow, this was a necessary change for the Spoke to remain competitive, and I am glad the University Students’ Council recognized that. But what upgrades are being installed in the atrium, you ask? Well, in lieu of an empty space, we got a purple space with a bench, and tables and chairs will hopefully be arriving shortly. I have nothing against seating areas, but I think the atrium renovations require a closer look. That new space cost $60,000. Of that, $50,000 came from the remnants of the USC’s gym renovation budget, and $10,000 came from the university. That’s more than you’ll make in a year at your first job after university. The money left over from the gym budget had to be spent. But was a seating area in the atrium really something that is most beneficial to students, or was there a better way that the USC could have spent this money? Several USC services that provide real, life-enhancing benefit to students could do with a funding boost. For example, Ally Western has an annual budget of just over $3,500 and Pride Western receives $7,675. Meanwhile, the USC executive retreat, which provides little tangible benefit to most students, has an annual budget of $14,500. Perhaps that $50,000 could have been used to help address discrepancies like this instead? Not only were the renovations financially problematic, but the way in which they were authorized was democratically questionable. The renovations were approved in an emergency session of council originally called to authorize the upcoming health plan referendum. Because it was an emergency session, the usual requirement that motions must be posted a week in advance was waived. This allowed the renovation motion to be snuck into the agenda without giving councillors time to adequately consider it. Council was presented with a hasty overview of the plans for the renovation before the vote, and the motion passed with little debate. Work in the atrium started the next morning. If you know anything about renovations, you know a job the size of the one in the atrium requires designs, preliminary consultations and meetings weeks before anyone dons a hard hat. The fact that work began the day after the vote means the executive council had been planning for at least a few weeks, and more than likely had already started to spend money—the preliminary steps aren’t free. The executive council assumed—albeit correctly—the motion would pass, treating council as a rubber-stamping procedure to authorize work that was already scheduled to begin before councillors knew anything about it. It’s nice to have a few more places to sit—after all, it’s nearly impossible to find a seat in Centre Spot at lunchtime, and that corner of the atrium was under-used. But the absurdly high cost of the project outweighs the benefit to students—especially when there are better ways that money could have been spent. Worse, the renovations were planned with little regard for due process, rushed through council, and lack transparency. Democracy is not a formality. In the future, the executive council should show more respect for the democratic process, and for students’ money.

Size matters at tim Hortons Changes are occurring at Canada’s favourite coffee shop—and they’re big. Starting next Monday, when you go to order your small coffee, you might be a little surprised at what you get back. That’s because the current small is becoming the extra small size, the new small is the current medium, the current large is the new medium, and I won’t continue because I’m assuming by now you get the pattern. But there’s more. There will also be a new 24-ounce sized extra large, meaning students will become even more caffeinated in the near future. The Artist not silent at the Globes The black and white silent film The Artist went home with the most awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. The film took home the honours for Best Film in the musical or comedy category, while French actor Jean Dujardin won for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Their third win came for best Original-Score. No more tebow time The believers have been silenced. On Saturday night the now heavy favourite New England Patriots officially ousted Tim Tebow and his Denver Broncos from the NFL playoffs. Other notable loses include Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers, and Drew Brees’ New Orleans Saints, meaning Tom Brady, who was overshadowed by Brees’ record-breaking season, Rodgers 15-1 season with the Packers, and the cult following of Tebow, gets the last laugh.

Letter to the Editor

Science and religion can co-exist
Re: Let’s not shy away from science (Friday, January 13, 2012) To the Editor: The well-argued column, Let’s not shy away from science, makes some very good arguments towards “believing” in evolution that are quite frankly correct. Specifically, “the idea that science is just one team in a battle of ideas that needs to be expelled from our minds.” Indeed the ongoing debate between evolution and creationism is needlessly divisive.

However, if conflict between understandings of the world is unnecessary, the suggestion that allowing creationists “to make up their own story about how the world works is just nonsensical” is ironically dismissive. The religious theory that a divine being created the universe is not merely made up by modern day religious yahoos. This idea dates back as far as our recorded history goes and likely before that. I will cede that there is no tangible evidence to “prove” creationism and that longevity does not equal truth; however, it must also be noted that there is no evidence to “disprove” the theory either.
News Alex Carmona Gloria Dickie Cheryl Stone Julian Uzielli Aaron Zaltzman Arts & Life Nicole Gibillini Brent Holmes Jesica Hurst Cheryl Madliger Sports Jason Sinukoff Ryan Stern Opinions Kaitlyn McGrath

I wholeheartedly agree that evolution and scientific fact ought to be taught in science classrooms. However, science and politics are not the same thing and politicians we must be careful when bringing these two worlds together as religious tradition plays a large part in the lives of many citizens. We need not dismiss religious ideology in order to promote scientific literacy. As you say, “we pride ourselves on being one of the most progressive countries in the world”— can we stop acting as if faith and science are an incompatible binary? —spencer a. sandor
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Arts&Life
Jesica Hurst arTs & life ediTor Who says work and play can’t mix? For the Vancouver-based band beekeeper, it’s something they stand by. Although creating catchy music and touring can be hard work, the trio stays entertained through comedic relief, burritos and lots of caffeine. Band members Devon Lougheed and Luke Cyca took some time to talk about their 7-inch, set for release in April, and their surprising live performances. How did the three of you start playing music together? Luke Cyca: Devon and I are cousins actually, so we’ve kind of been playing music all of our lives together. It wasn’t until we found ourselves living in Vancouver about four years ago that we started to jam quite a bit while building up a repertoire of songs. We’ve had a few lineups along the way, but most recently Brandi Sidoryk has joined as our bassist and vocalist. What’s the writing and recording process like? Devon Lougheed: The writing process in beekeeper has a lot to do with caffeine and alcohol. I reach a really wonderful moment of clarity around the seventh or eighth cup of coffee, and a song just appears in my mind. I scribble it down, bring it to the band and we work to make it a good song. What was the biggest difference between recording at home and recording in the studio? LC: I think it’s kind of a loss of control and Devon and I really like to control all aspects of our project. We’re really happy

saywhat?
“golden globes are to the oscars like Kim Kardashian to Kate Middleton, a bit louder, bit drunker, bit trashier, and more easily bought.”

—Host ricky gervais’ opening speech at the golden globes sunday night

Post-pop trio create a buzz for themselves

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with the result, but I think we wish we did it entirely ourselves. Your sound is a little all over the place while remaining cohesive. What were the top three influences on these songs both musically and lyrically? DL: The first is Blair Stanley, which is the name of a burrito from a vegetarian burrito place in Vancouver. We ate many Blair Stanleys while recording our first record and decided that Blair should be celebrated in a song. The second is Theodor Adorno, who was a critical theorist and philosopher who I think is pretty badass. In “Bad

Advice” I draw on Adorno pretty heavily for lyrical content. The third is Andy Kaufman who is an entertainer and comedian and I think all of us see him as a very huge influence. How does your comedic background come into play into the performance? DL: On the surface level it means that our live show is lighthearted and fun and funny. You will laugh when you come see us. But when you dig down deeper, it’s less that everything is all jokey jokes and punch lines, and more that the humor runs deeper through it.

LC: In a big way it helps us stay excited about our project—the fact that we can have fun with it in so many different ways. Is there a reason you guys stuck with all lowercase letters for your band name? LC: That’s something that we fight with on so many concert posters and interview. Getting back to our control, that’s another aspect we really want to be perfect. We like the look of the word beekeeper in all lowercase. DL: For me, it’s the ’90s. It’s a little tribute to the music that I loved growing up.

What can Londoners expect when they come to your show on January 18? LC: I wish we knew. I think that will be a function of all of the shows leading up to it and how we feel on that day. I’m surprised at every show, and I’m sure this one will be different. DL: Our publicist Rockin’ Robin likes to say, “come see beekeeper live because you’ll leave having a new third favourite band.” Catch beekeeper playing on January 18 at APK Live with Hue and Glass Thieves. The 19+ show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door.

the need for registered classes at Campus rec
How implementing a small fee helps eager exercisers stay in top shape
Nicole Gibillini arTs & life feaTures ediTor Since moving to a new building and into smaller studio space in 2009, Campus Recreation has been confronted with a new problem— the inability to accommodate as many students for group fitness classes as before. The popularity of classes at Campus Recreation has caused long wait lines and frustration amongst students. Although there have always been registered paid classes at Campus Recreation— such as boot camp and Zumba— such classes have been added to the drop-in schedule this year. “People are getting frustrated that they are running across campus—they are coming to a yoga class and have to sit outside the class for 20 minutes and still not get in,” says Michelle Harvey, coordinator of fitness and wellness at sports and recreation services. To correct this issue, each semester Campus Recreation chooses classes with high attendance rates and changes them from drop-in to

>> registered >> Campus rec
Cost: about $15 (including taxes), due at time of registration where it goes: Towards equipment and staffing costs Classes: advanced step, yoga stretch, cycle, pilates and the pump are registered group fitness classes for winter term 2012

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registered classes. Group fitness classes used to accommodate anywhere between 120-150 people when campus recreation was in the University Community Campus. The large studio in the new building only has the capacity for 60 students per class. Registration costs about $15 each semester including taxes, working out to around $1.25 per

class. A student can register for a paid class at any time—as long as that class isn’t full. During the first few weeks of each semester, students can drop in to registered classes to test them out before committing financially. According to Harvey, Western is one of the only universities in Canada that offers free group fitness. “I don’t want to put barriers

to recreation,” she says. “We want people to become active, so if we can allow them to pay a fee and guarantee their spot or their bike for that class, then it allows people to make time for recreation.” For more information about registered classes visit westernmustangs.ca and click the Campus Recreation tab.

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the iron actress plays the iron lady

what’s in a name?
In the Nic of time
Nicole Gibillini arTs & life feaTures ediTor Celebrities have been known to meander away from commonality when it comes to naming their children. The most recent couple guilty of this is Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who just named their first-born child Blue Ivy. It’s speculated this name was chosen in honour of the rapper’s Blueprint albums and because Ivey is similar to the roman numeral “IV,” or the number four, which is the name of Beyoncé’s album. When I first heard the announcement, I missed when the reporter said whether the newborn was a boy or a girl. “Blue,” I thought. People paint boys’ rooms blue. But the word blue itself sounds slightly feminine. Naturally, I did a quick Google search to find out that baby Blue is in fact, a girl. Celebrities tend to pick names that are unique—as if their child isn’t different enough from the average kid already. It seems like parents in general want to give their child a “different” name to make him or her less ordinary. Does it really matter to me what Beyoncé and Jay-Z and other A-list celebrities name their kids? Not really—it just makes for interesting conversation. It did however remind me of a report I heard on the radio over the holidays claiming that people’s names affect their futures, including jobs they’re hired for, their social development and other people’s impressions of them. The program noted that someone with the name Britney might be less likely to be hired for a job than a person named Marie. Britney is often associated with Britney Spears, who is known for walking bare-foot in gas stations and over-the-top partying. One caller said she uses her middle name when applying for jobs because she worries her first name sounds unprofessional. The caller also explained that after she was hired at her last job, her boss told her she probably wouldn’t have been hired if she applied using her first name. Is trying to make your child’s name unique worth hindering their social development and putting their job opportunities at risk? While it’s considered cool to be different, sometimes kids just want to blend in with their peers. They already have enough to deal with, whether it’s being socially awkward or finding ways to relate to their peers. Some of us hate our names, some of us love our names and some of us don’t really care. Some people legally change their names, while some go by their middle names. Either way, kids have to face the repercussions that come along with their names for their entire lives. However unjust it might be to discriminate against someone based on his or her name, it seems to be a reality—one that that needs more consideration.

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not actinG froM tHe crowd. Academy Award winning actress Meryl streep perfectly mimics one of Britain’s most controversial politicians, Margaret thatcher, in a performance that will likely garner much attention at the oscars.

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Though at first glance this film seems like the political equivalent of Legally Blonde, The Iron Lady is definitely no Elle Woods. Themes of female empowerment and determination do appear in this story of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. However,

there is so much more going on in the story that Thatcher being a woman becomes a footnote rather than the driving force of the plot. In this film version of Thatcher’s life, director Phyllida Lloyd made two unique decisions that may affect how one receives the film. One such decision was to begin the film at the end. The opening sequences involve a very aged Thatcher, a look greatly complemented by the masterful makeup done on lead actress Meryl Streep. The woman on the screen is not the strong-minded politician, not the woman with the iron will. It is

a woman, suffering from dementia and isolation, who approaches the end of her life while reflecting on the many things which made that life grand. The second decision made in The Iron Lady was not to glamorize the career of Thatcher. Though she’s an inspiration is terms of overcoming odds, the former Prime Minister had a highly controversial career, with critics calling her an economy destroyer and a warmonger. What The Iron Lady does well is include these controversies while giving the audience an understanding of Thatcher, creating a

balance that still allows for respect and admiration. As for Streep’s performance, it’s praise as usual, but who expected otherwise? Streep has Thatcher’s persona down perfectly. In fact, she even perfects Thatcher’s signature and replicates it with ease. In the film, one of the most convincing moments of Streep as Thatcher occurs when she explains the importance of thinking and making the hard decisions. As for Streep herself, this performance just may become a little gold man named Oscar.

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Chris De Burgh - “Spanish Train” There’s a classic song that plays between midnight and half past two, and at dead of night when the bass note sounds, people fear it’s playing still. British/Irish musician Chris De Burgh’s “Spanish Train” is a haunting song about the Devil and God playing poker for the souls of the dead. The 1975 song from the album Spanish Train and Other Stories was banned for blasphemy in South Africa. The song is deliciously horrifying, driven by De Burgh’s passionately delivered narrative and a screaming violin. The song raises tension through volume and pace. Like De Burgh’s “Don’t Pay the Ferryman,” the song brilliantly tackles the impurity of “good” in refusing to battle on the same terms as “evil.” De Burgh’s use of myths and religious influences provide a deeper look into this ideas. —Brent Holmes French Films - “Take You With Me” French Films, a fairly new indierock band from Finland, create music that could be straight off of an independent romantic comedy soundtrack. Although most music blogs are more curious about their name choice, guitarist and vocalist Johannes Leppänen explained, during an interview with Tokyo Indie, that it really has no significance at all. What is significant is the positive and upbeat energy that “Take You With Me” leaves with you after listening. The first listen through the song may seem a little rough since Leppänen’s vocals are very raw, but the hook is too attractive to not listen to again and again. —Jesica Hurst

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Realizing their ratings depend on it, the Hollywood Foreign Press brought back Ricky Gervais to host the 69th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Unfortunately, Gervais was on a rather tight leash. Despite promising an edgy show, his jokes were toned down and not as awkwardly hilarious as his controversial hosting performance last year. It was a night with a handful of shocking wins and in true Globes form, only a handful of multiple winners. In television, Homeland led with only two wins. The Artist and The Descendants led the multiple wins earning three and two awards respectively, setting them up as contenders for next month’s Oscars. Meryl Streep stole her eighth Best Actress Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher

and rambled through a lengthy acceptance speech. Martin Scorsese has finally started receiving director awards, winning for Hugo. Michelle Williams won for her stunning portrayal of Marilyn Monroe and Jean Dujardin won for his performance in The Artist. The show was quite uneventful—Tina Fey photo-bombing Amy Poehler and Morgan Freeman’s lifetime achievement award represented the few highlights of the evening. Terrible and at times distasteful shots of celebrities in the audience exacerbated the problems of the show’s quality. Gervais essentially had the evening summarized within the first few minutes of his opening monologue. “[The Golden Globes are] just like the Oscars without all that esteem.” —Brent Holmes

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daniel Bottner GazeTTe sTaff Still unable to pick up a win in the new year, the Mustangs men’s basketball team dropped their fifth straight game, this time to the Guelph Gryphons. Playing in the friendly confines of Alumni Hall, the Mustangs fell 82-66, dropping their record to 3-8 on the season. A three-pointer by the Mustangs’ Ryan Higgins followed by a charge taken by Charlie Drouin highlighted a first quarter that saw the Mustangs down by only one. From that point on, the Mustangs had few positive moments as the Gryphons took control, starting the second quarter on an 8-2 run as they finished the half up by eight. The Mustangs had a tough time finding an answer for the accurate shooting of Gryphon guards Kareem Malcolm and Daniel McCarthy. The two combined for 44 points and seemed nearly unstoppable from the field at points. “Kareem and Daniel are all-star calibre players in our league,” Brad Campbell, Mustangs head coach, said of the Guelph guards. “If you want to have a chance to beat Guelph, you’re going to have to try and limit one of those two at least. We did neither tonight,” he said, acknowledging their strong play. The Gryphons picked up right where they left off to start the third quarter as they slowly built on their first half lead. Despite a strong third quarter from the Gryphons, the Mustangs were able to trim the deficit from 15 to 10 points going into the fourth. One bright spot for the Mustangs came from the country’s second leading scorer, Ryan Barbeau, who shot 11 of 23 from the field for 31 points. Gryphon coach Chris O’Rourke had nothing but praise for Western’s star player. “Ryan’s a high calibre player and he’s certainly a tough matchup,” O’Rourke said of the fifthyear point guard. “We tried guarding him with a few different guys, we tried getting the ball out of his hands […] It’s more just trying to limit him than really stop him.” Unfortunately, Barbeau did not receive much help as none of his teammates were able to score in double digits. “We got 31 points from him, but we need other people to step up and score,” Campbell said. “A big problem for us was when Peter Scholtes picked up his second foul early in the second quarter. He’s our second [scoring] option and someone who we need to score.” Scholtes averages around 17 points per game, but only contributed seven points versus Guelph. His foul trouble severely weakened the Mustangs’ offensive attack as he had four fouls going into the fourth quarter and subsequently fouled out with around six minutes to go. Western’s inability to get defensive stops at opportune times plagued them for most of the game. Of particular note, the Gryphons out rebounded the Mustangs by 15 and grabbed 17 offensive rebounds

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san francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis set an nfL playoff record for receiving yards by a tight end with seven catches for 180 yards in saturday’s victory over the new orleans saints.

rundown >> the Mustangs men’s volleyball team snapped their 12-game winning streak as they dropped their first game of the season to the waterloo warriors > The mustangs look to avenge the loss against the windsor Lancers on friday, January 20.

mustangs lose their fifth straight to Gryphons
Barbeau’s solid play not enough in 82-66 beating

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Get out of My face! The Mustangs hosted the Guelph Gryphons on Wednesday night hoping to break their four game losing skid. Ryan Barbeau led all scorers with 31 points, but even that wasn’t enough, as the Mustangs lost for a fifth straight game by a score of 82-66.

compared to Western’s six. Mustang forward and secondyear player Nathan DiLoreto pinpointed the issues surrounding his team’s rebounding woes. “We just didn’t want it on the glass. Guelph came out and wanted it more than us,” DiLoreto

said. “We didn’t box out, so it was difficult for us to win with that type of rebounding effort.” “Rebounding has been a focus for us,” O’Rourke added. “Especially when we’re not shooting the ball well, it’s important for us to emphasize every day. Today was a

positive for us in that domain.” The Mustangs will take this game as a learning experience as they look forward to improving on their disappointing record.

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