Te Ship’s Log
Happy 80th
Garnet and Gold musical
theatre group celebrates
with a production of
Dahl’s Willy Wonka.
Final Thoughts
With the Memorial Library
gone, Editor-in-Chief John
Brannen looks back on
the University’s decision.
January 12, 2012 It’s the end of the world as we know it since 1875 Vol. 141 Iss. 13
Mount Allison’s Independent Student Newspaper
Block-plan education
Elise Dolinsky
Features Writer
Universities test
novel approach
Tis is a problem that university
students are all too familiar with: it’s a
few weeks into the term and suddenly
you realize that you have an important
assignment due for every single one
of your classes. Ten, only a few
weeks later, you have to write all your
midterms in one week. Te pattern
of intense stress and temporary
relief replays itself semester after
semester, but now many smaller
Canadian universities are exploring
an alternative course plan.
While traditionally universities
require students
to take an average
of fve courses
s i mul t a ne ous l y
over a fve-month
semester, an
increasing number
of universities
are now ofering
“ b l o c k - p l a n ”
e d u c a t i o n a l
programs, where
students take one
three-and-a-hal f
week intensive
course at a time. Te workload for
each course is the same, except it is
distributed more evenly throughout
the year.
Schools that have tried block-
plan classes have been very happy
with the results
and claim that
the new method
helps to engage
students in what
they are learning.
In addition, block-
plan courses
generally make it
easier for teachers
to include feldwork
in their schedule
and force the
students to focus
fully on one class at
a time.
So far there is only one university
in Canada that ofers a block-plan-
only curriculum. Quest University,
a private institution in Squamish,
B.C., launched its block program
fve years ago, and says it has been
quite successful; many students have
enrolled in the university primarily
because of the program. A few public
universities have begun to discuss the
prospect of launching block courses.
Te University of Northern
British Columbia will test out a
block program for their geography
courses, starting in 2013, and Algoma
president Richard Myers is pushing
for his university to start a block-plan
The approach was
particularly effective
at developing
collaborative and
leadership skills among
Tom Herman
VP Academic
Acadia University
For details about the current
status of reading week courses
see next week’s Argosy.
in style
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
results in
Te Mount Allison University
women’s volleyball team hosted an
invitational tournament last Saturday
as a precursor to the 2012 portion of
the ACAA volleyball schedule. With
some solid play as a result of the
team’s determination and coaching by
Andrew MacDonald, Mt. A walked
away with a perfect record after three
matches. Te University of New
Brunswick at Saint John Sea Wolves
(UNBSJ), Nova Scotia Agricultural
College Rams (NSAC) and a club level
squad from the University of Prince
Edward Island Panthers (UPEI) all
took part in the event.
Te frst match, played bright and
early Saturday morning, featured the
second ranked Rams versus the fourth
place Mounties. After some back and
forth action, the Mounties took charge
of the frst set 25-11. Te second set
featured both teams trading points at
will. Unfortunately, both sides gave up
several points of of serves that sailed
wide. Te Rams took advantage of
the miscues, taking a 25-19 decision,
setting up the decisive second set (the
matches were shortened to best out of
three sets for time purposes). Te third
set again was even, but this time the
breaks went the way of the side from
Sackville, NB, as Mt. A took the fnal
set 15-11 before an energetic home
Te next two matches for Mt. A
went much easier as the sixth ranked
Sea Wolves from UNBSJ faced the
Mounties. Te match was decided in
two sets with Mt. A winning both
25-16 and 25-17 respectively. Te
fnal game featured a club team from
UPEI facing of against the defending
ACAA champions and went much the
Mount Allison/Sue Seaborn
The Mountie Women’s Volleyball team won three straight games over the weekend as they played UNBSJ, NSAC and UPEI at home.
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Mount Allison's women's
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If everything goes as planned, Mount Allison
will have a brand new website this summer.
Te website redesign comes at the heels of
the now-complete branding project and will
easily incorporate the school’s new visual
identity.Te project, a joint efort between
Marketing and Communications and
Computing services, will involve contracting
a web design frm to create a website created
with input from students, faculty, staf, and
alumni. Te website has become an important
communication tool for new students and it
is important the site meet the expectations
of a range of audiences, not least of which is
perspective students.
Marc-Alexandre Chartrand, a fourth
year international relations student said that
when he was considering coming to Mt. A,
the website was the only outlet he had to fnd
out more about the school. He said he found
it difcult to navigate and was concerned
that the current graphics and layout of the
website would not impress current students
looking at it. Others were more concerned
about navigability and ease of use. Geof
Hutchinson noted “It needs to be easy to
fnd what you’re looking for. It needs to
be streamlined. It needs to be intuitive.”
Current students are not alone. According
to the 2011 E-Expectations Report by Noel-
Levitz, one in fve students said they removed
a school from consideration because of a bad
experience on an institution’s website.
Te administration, for its part is taking
online communication seriously. In his
community-wide e-mail in December,
President Campbell seemed in agree in
his e-mail, “As many in our community
appreciate, a university’s web site is integral
to the way it communicates internally and
externally, to making a good frst impression,
to strengthening our reputation... Each year
our community and audiences expect more
from our web site, and we must be able to
deliver on those expectations if we are to
achieve our mission.”
Julie Stephenson, VP Communication for
the SAC thought it was a step in the right
direction. “Te website redesign project
shows Mt. A is interested in developing their
online presence and the services they can
provide to students.”
Tony Frost, Director of Marketing and
Communications noted that the new website
is needed for a number of reasons, to make
needed upgrades, to integrate the new brand
elements, and the ability to publish content on
the website more easily. He said the website
update an important project for the university’s
reputation. “It has huge implications for
student recruitment, for fundraising, for
academics,... campus life” and other current
student needs. Mt. A will be contracting an
outside vendor in order to update the website
from HTML-based templates to a Content
Management System (CMS) which aims to
greatly improve the appearance and ease of
use of the website. Currently, the school uses
HTML templates that few people can work
with, but the new CMS will be forms based
which will allow content managers to edit
content from any internet-enabled computer.
Spec i f i ca l l y,
the site will
lead to all
staf and
faculty having
personal pages
they can update
t h e ms e l v e s ,
in addition to
content editors
who will manage
pages at diferent
levels (academic
d e p a r t me n t s ,
a d mi ni s t r a t i v e
departments, etc).
In December,
the University
sent out a request
for proposals and r e c e i v e d
nearly a dozen submissions. Te
school plans to select a frm for
design process and discovery phase by the end
of the month and hold the frst of the focus
groups as early as February. Various groups
will provide input at diferent stages of the
process, including having usability groups
test the website to ensure that people can
easily fnd what they’re looking for.
Frost said that while there will be
allowances made for diferent groups that
require some fexibility there will be an
emphasis on consistency across the site.
“Students are coming from all over the world
and they’re accessing your site from diferent
areas... and they need to know they’re on the
Mt. A site, they’re not on some site that’s not
associated with the University.”
Asked about the school’s social media
presences, Frost noted that it is, in fact, a
growing part of communicating and it will be
integrated into the site, but that it needs to be
used strategically.
He ended by saying that the project is long
overdue at the school and that the university
needs to adapt to changing technology. “...
it’s vital that what we have makes it easy to
connect with each other right from the start
but also on an ongoing basis.”
Tere will be
a dedicated
website to
update the
c ommuni t y
as the project
A n y
questions or
should be
d i r e c t e d
to Tony
Frost at
t f r os t @
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University plans website redesign
Geoffrey Campbell
Online Editor
Te Argosy
One of the last remaining ‘Occupy’
camps in Canada was dismantled
earlier this month without incident.
Protesters camping in Phoenix
Square outside Fredericton City Hall
received an eviction notice ordering
the encampment to end by January 1.
Te mayor of Fredericton, Brad
Woodside, announced via his
Twitter account that the camp had
been "dismantled without incident”
after the camp was removed by
city staf, accompanied by a single
police ofcer in the early morning of
January 3.
Fredericton protesters began their
occupation of Phoenix Square on
October 15 and had built a structure
consisting of a wooden frame and
tarps in which a few protesters
were living at the time of the forced
eviction. According to the City of
Fredericton, the shed-like structure
was in violation of several city by-
Mayor Woodside hand-delivered
the notice and met with the
protesters to explain the decision
to evict the group. Woodside felt
that public support for the protest
had decreased in recent weeks and
concerns about sanitation ultimately
led to the eviction.
Although the camp has been torn
down, Woodside, who was present
when the camp was removed,
encouraged protesters to continue in
spite of this decision.
"I hold the right to protest as a
sacred right, I support it, and I have
invited them to be at city hall from
dusk to dawn every day with their
protest signs, like anybody else."
Fredericton protesters aren’t
taking the eviction lying down.
Tey have declared that they will be
challenging the decision in court.
Te group’s lawyer plans to argue that
they have a right
to remain, based
on provisions
in the Charter
of Rights and
Freedoms dealing
with freedom
of expression
and freedom of
One occupier
legally changed
his address to
Phoenix Square
in the hopes that
this would help their argument for
continuing their occupation.
Julian Renaud, an Occupy
protester, said he wants to challenge
Woodside’s eviction order in front of
a judge."I wish the mayor had taken
Occupy Canada loses its
last remaining stronghold
occupation camp
dismantled by
city offcials
Carly Levy
News Writer
it to court actually and fled for an
injunction against us in the court,”
he said.
Renaud explained that if the court
decides the group doesn't have a legal
right to stay outside of city hall, then
they will respect
that ruling.
Te Occupy
M o v e m e n t
has become an
i n t e r n a t i o n a l
efort to protest
income inequality
and social
Prompted by
a suggestion in a
magazine to stand
up against the disproportionate
power of the US corporate elite, a
group began to accumulate in New
York’s Zuccotti Park near the New
York Stock Exchange and Federal
Since then, the movement has
grown exponentially and spread
throughout North America and
across the Pacifc to Hong Kong,
Tokyo, and Sydney.
Te Occupy Movement was just
one of the major social and political
protests that occurred in 2011,
but it had the farthest reach, and
contributed to Time Magazine’s
decision to name ‘Te Protester’ as
the person of the year.
Te movement, which actually
started in Canada, has fzzled out
over the past month with many
camps being dismantled across the
Internet Photo/New Brunswick Beacon
Internet Photo/New Brunswick Beacon
I hold the right to protest
as a sacred right, I support
it, and I have invited them
to be at city hall from dusk
to dawn every day with
their protest signs, like
anybody else.
Brad Woodside
Mayor of Fredericton
Students and residents of
Sackville may soon be fnding
transportation issues a bit
easier. EOS Eco-Energy is
nearing completion of a
number of community
consultations as part of a
two-year project to develop
a sustainable transportation
system within the Tantramar
After carrying out research
on various community
transportation systems across
the country and conducting
interviews with their
relative staf and volunteers,
EOS is proposing a three-
pronged transportation
system within the Tantramar
region. Tis will include
common transportation via
bus or shuttle, a car-sharing
cooperative, and a carpooling
program that will be available
for all residents and students.
“A sustainable transportation
system will not only address
environmental concerns but
also address social barriers and
boost economic activity,” said
Executive Director of EOS
Katie Friars.
Each of the
three proposed
strategies is
aimed at a
variety of ages
and individual
n e e d s .
C o m m o n
would involve
a scheduled service through
Tantramar communities, as
well as a dial-a-ride service for
individuals, typically seniors,
who need a vehicle to get
to medical appointments or
for groceries. A car-sharing
cooperative would involve
a process wherein members
would buy into the cooperative
and have access to a pool of
vehicles. Te membership
fee would be refundable, and
would pay for maintenance,
insurance, and gas costs for
transportation. Tere are
also plans to create a region-
wide carpooling network to
coordinate people commuting
to work.
With students expressing
concerns about transportation
within Tantramar, the initiative
has the potential to facilitate
student transportation without
the need for individual student
car-owners. “Transportation
options in Sackville are
inadequate,” commented
fourth-year Mount Allison
student Geof Campbell.
“With the bus strike, people
had trouble getting home
for the holidays. Getting to
Amherst or Moncton is always
a challenge and arranging
for a time to carpool can be
Te idea for a rural
transportation system was
sparked last year during
community discussions held
in Port Elgin, Sackville,
Memramcook, and
Dorchester. Tese discussions
were a part of Tantramar
2040, a sustainability plan
balancing social, economic,
and environmental concerns
that was developed by EOS
and the Tantramar Planning
District Commission.
EOS hopes to have a draft
transportation proposal ready
for March 31, with plans to
develop a business plan and
seek out funding for the end
proposal in the upcoming year.
EOS Eco-Energy will
be hosting a free workshop
on January 29 at the
Marshlands Inn to discuss
the implementation of
transportation systems in
Tantramar communities.
Guest speakers will discuss
community transportation
networks in
Nova Scotia,
as well as a
c a r- s ha r i ng
p r o g r a m
in British
Co l u mb i a .
T h e r e
will be an
oppor t uni t y
f o r
participants to provide
feedback on transportation
options for the Sackville area,
and help develop the model
for their community. Te
workshop will run from 9:30
am to 3:30 pm, and lunch will
be provided.
EOS is a non-proft
organization, incorporated
in 2003, that is “dedicated
to energy sustainability in
Tantramar and pursues that
goal by active collaboration
on research, education,
projects and action with
individuals, communities, and
organizations in the region,”
according to its website.
Wheels turning
for Tantramar
EOS Eco-
Energy to
host talks on
in Sackville
Rachel Gardner
News Editor
Transportation options
in Sackville are
Geoff Campbell
Mt. A Student
Protesting Numbers
$405,000 Average yearly
earning of
Canada’s 1%
Percentage of
total income
growth taken
by the 1% over
the last decade
January 12, 2012 NEWS
Tuesday January 3: Nominations Open
Tuesday January 24 & Wednesday January 25:
Residence Speeches
Thursday January 26: Off-Campus Speeches & Debate
with Q&A in Gracie’s
Tuesday January 31 & Wednesday February 1: Voting
St. Tomas University’s Student
Union (STUSU) ofered a bus
service to help students get home
for the holidays. With the Acadian
Lines bus service disruption in New
Brunswick and Prince Edward
Island now in its second month,
the STUSU chartered a bus to help
students get home for the holidays
and back in time for winter semester
Te initiative was undertaken by
the Students’ Union after Acadian
Lines locked out ffty-nine employees
in early December and shutdown
bus service in New Brunswick,
efectively stranding many students
at universities across the province,
including the University of New
Brunswick, STU, and Mount
Allison. “Many students rely on
Acadian Lines to travel to and from
university during the school year,”
said Students' Union President Mark
At the beginning of the labour
dispute, students approached the
STUSU, asking if they were going
to arrange alternative travel options
for students. Te SU conducted an
online survey of students in early
December and received over 150
responses about their travel needs
around the holidays.
Te service was accessed by
students requiring transportation
from Fredericton for the Holiday
break from classes. “Based on results
of the survey, we found enough
interest to run a bus to Moncton
and Amherst (where students could
connect with Acadian Lines, which
was operating normally in Nova
Scotia),” said Livingstone.
"Te bus before Christmas
was well received by members of
the university community," said
Livingstone, who explained that
this led to the decision to ofer
the bus service for students to get
back to campus ahead of winter
semester classes this past weekend.
St. Thomas Student Union
charters bus for students
Students get
home for the
holidays despite
bus strike
Carly Levy
News Writer
Te STUSU covered half the cost
of the bus, while students paid the
remainder. UNB also ofered a bus
service for students before the break.
According to Livingstone, however,
the turnout was minimal and so the
university did not run the service
after the break.
At Mt. A, students faced
similar problems getting home for
Christmas break. Te Students
Administrative Council (SAC)
did not ofer assistance for travel
out of Sackville beyond directing
students to the ‘SAC Carpool
Forum’ on Moodle. “We tried to
set something up with a few other
student unions (mostly UNB), but
it didn’t end up working out, so we
pushed the carpool forum and had
it posted on [the SAC] homepage,”
SAC President Pat Joyce explained.
According to Joyce, the SAC found
out about the UNB project too late to
get on board with the bus company.
Internet Photo/Tom Bateman
After receiving a number of concerns about the
three-year term of don contracts, the University
announced in December that it would be
creating the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
on Duration on
Don’s Contracts to
review the duration of
dons’ appointments.
Te current three-
year policy has been
suspended for the
remainder of the
2011-2012 year, and
current dons will be
able to reapply for the
subsequent year after
performance reviews.
Te Committee will
review current practices
at other Universities
from across the country
and gather feedback
from the Mount Allison community on the
duration of the dons’ appointments, submitting
a report of recommendations by March 31
to Vice-President International and Student
Afairs Ron Byrne.
Byrne credits the respectful manner of
student response gathered during open
meetings, e-mails, and letter responses as
pivotal to the creation of the committee. “In
looking at all of that, we thought, okay, what’s
the best way forward here?” said Byrne. “And I
will say that I was so impressed by how the vast
majority of students approached the issue that
I felt what was clear to me, and subsequently
the people supporting me in that decision, that
we needed to have an opportunity for people
to say even more. And
so that’s why we came
up with the Ad Hoc
Advisory Committee.”
Te Ad Hoc Advisory
Committee will hold its
frst meeting this month
and will be comprised of
the Director of Student
Life Gayle Churchill,
Residence Life Intern
Jason Gray, Harper Hall
Assistant Don Kylie de
Chastelain, Edwards
House President Steve
Bradford, and former
Bigelow Don Perry
Eldridge. Byrne made
the appointments to the committee, stating
that he had welcomed submissions of names
for potential candidates, but had not received
any feedback on the decision. “I invited people
to give me feedback and then in addition,
we looked at people we should encourage to
think about. I will say that basically no one
came forward with names but people were
very pleased with the representation of the
constituency that were represented.”
After the Committee fnishes its
recommendations at the end of March,
Byrne stated that the University community
will have the opportunity to give feedback
on the document. “I have committed to the
Administration forms ad-hoc
committee to review don contracts
Current dons eligible
for renewal this fall
Rachel Gardner
News Editor
I was so impressed by how
the vast majority of students
approached the issue that I felt
what was clear to me...that we
needed to have an opportunity
for people to say even more...
that’s why we came up with the
Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
Ron Byrne
VP International &
Student Affairs
community that I will then take a couple of
weeks to prepare the University’s response,
and then both the report and the University’s
response will go public so people can let us
know how they are feeling about it at that
time,” said Byrne. “So people can give us their
comments and viewpoints on what decisions
were ultimately made, but defnitely they’ll
have the opportunity to see the report, which
will be in its uncensored form, as well as the
University’s response.”
The Terms of Reference and
Mandate for the University
Committee are online at:
The fnal report should be
released shortly after the
Committee submits their
recommendations at the end
of March 2012. The University
response will be concurrent with
the public report’s release.
Where to fnd the facts
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Local food and the
What’s the real
Geoff Hutchinson
Humour Editor
In recent years, a new method of
combating the excessive amounts
of carbon being released into the air,
by human activities, has come into
prominence: the “Locavore” diet.
Individuals that are interested in
consuming local foods, exclusively,
are known as “locavores”. Tis
alludes to the distinctions made
between carnivores, herbivores and
Rather than consuming
products that are out of season,
and therefore must be delivered to
markets and grocery stores from
potentially great distances—even
other continents—a locavore
chooses to consume products
that are produced locally and in
season, within ffty to a hundred
kilometres from their home.
Te basis for the “eat local”
movement is twofold. Firstly, the
reduction in carbon emissions
from transportation helps
to reduce a person’s carbon
footprint—or their environmental
impact. Secondly, locavores end up
supporting local farmers and
business owners,
c o n t r i b u t i n g
t h e i r
money to the local economy
rather then investing in large,
corporate-owned produce and
livestock farms.
Unfortunately however, the
impact that a local diet has on
the environment is not always
positive. A study by Rich Pirog
of the Leopold Center for
Sustainable Agriculture showed
that the transportation of food
products accounts for only eleven
per cent of a person’s carbon
footprint. According to the study,
almost twenty-fve per cent of
the carbon costs for most food
products results from the energy
consumed in the kitchen that
prepares the food.
Another signifcant problem,
related to the carbon cost of local
food, is the consideration of the
food itself; more specifcally, what
kind of food is being consumed.
Even after removing the
consideration of transportation
and preparation costs, the cost
of production for certain foods,
namely meat products, is quite
high. In fact, a new study by
Chris Weber and H. S. Matthews
showed that more than eighty
per cent of emissions associated
with food are released during the
production phase. Tis means
that sourcing food locally is
only addressing under twenty
per cent of the carbon emissions
The value in
dumpster diving
A journey to the
centre of the
trash heap
Internet Photo/Vegan Nom Noms
Jaymin Proulx
One person’s trash is another person’s
Tis idiom is proving its value with
the cult of dumpster diving: a free, do-
it-yourself method of collecting food
from the dumpsters of restaurants,
supermarkets or one’s neighbourhood
trash bins.
Sound gross? Maybe. But it is also
environmentally friendly and avoids
those grocery bills that loom over
students’ heads every month or so.
Maggie F. (last name withheld to
protect privacy) is a former Fanshawe
student who took to dumpster diving
with a vengeance. Not one to be afraid
of nosy onlookers, Maggie has been
active in dumpster diving since she
frst lived in London in 2009. She now
lives in Oakville.
“I’m not one to actually ‘dive’ into
the dumpsters,” she explained. “[Tat]
can be dangerous. Tere could be a lot
of things in there that could potentially
cause bodily harm: glass, needles,
anything broken. So if I’m ‘diving’ at
a large dumpster, like outside major
grocery stores or apartments or student
housing, I try to just pull garbage bags
out or up high enough so that I can
untie the bag and see what’s inside.”
Maggie explained the ritual of a
diver: never dump the bags out! Part
of being a dumpster diver is being
respectful and not leaving a mess.
Maggie is a vegan and follows a
holistic way of life. While living in
Toronto, she found that there was an
abundance of organic markets that
tossed away good quality organic food.
Most of these markets would mark
their bins with “organic waste only,” so
it was simple to spot and scavenge.
“Tese places throw away food that
they can’t sell because it’s not beautiful.
Most people who shop at organic
places are fairly afuent; they will pay
for the best. So if it doesn’t look perfect
it gets thrown out — even though I’ve
paid for stuf in worse condition!”
Part of the culture of dumpster
diving, is the term “freeganism.”
According to, “Freeganism
is a way of life based on the belief
that almost all work and monetary
exchanges within a capitalist economy
contribute to myriad forms of
exploitation such as worker abuse,
animal exploitation, hunger, ecological
destruction, mass incarceration, war,
inequitable distribution of resources,
commodifcation of women and
almost all issues addressed by social,
ecological and animal rights advocacy
groups. It is a combination of ‘free’ and
‘vegan’ and espouses a philosophy of
living an ideal life.”
Part of the fear of dumpster diving
is the dirty image it conjures. Why
would you eat garbage when you can
get food from the store?
Maggie laughed when asked this
question. “Why would you pay money
for something that’s perfectly good
and safe to eat when you could get it
for free?”
Point taken.
“Dumpster diving is fun, interesting
and necessary,” she explained. “I think,
in our modern world, where you can
walk into a store and fnd almost
anything you want at any time of the
year, we’ve really become desensitized.
We don’t ever have to wait for anything
— for example, fruits and vegetables
coming into season. We don’t have to
hunt or gather like our ancestors, like
some cultures still do.
“I think there’s an innate survival
instinct in us that’s engaged by
dumpster diving: there’s something
in us that drives us to search for food
and the way our culture is now, we’re
missing that,” she added. “I also love
the adventure of looking for good
food; you never know what you’re
going to fnd, so that’s exciting too.
Some days I’ll fnd enough food to last
me all week, other times maybe just a
day or two.”
Maggie admitted to falling on some
hard times, which is why she began in
the frst place. But now, she said she
believes she’ll always do it. “Based
simply on principle, there’s no reason
for all this food to go to waste.
“It makes sense to keep up this as
a lifestyle choice,” she continued. “Not
only is it a good fnancial decision for
me, it’s an ethical choice too. To choose
to use what has been thrown away
rather than continuing to feed into
the wasteful system of overproduction
and underconsumption makes sense.
Like I said before: why keep buying
and wasting when you can use up what
already exists?”
Interrobang (Fanshawe College)
associated with the food we eat.
James E. McWilliams, an
associate professor at the University
of Texas, expounded that the
production of meat is incredibly
inefcient and carbon-costly: he
explained that a pound of chicken
requires six pounds of grain, and a
pound of beef more than double
the amount. Water costs also need
to be considered: McWilliams’
calculation revealed that, while the
water needed to grow a tomato is
only thirteen litres, producing a
hamburger requires 2,400 litres—
almost 185 times more.
While these are certainly
negative aspects of maintaining a
local diet, there are also positive
results that cannot be discounted.
A local diet helps to support local
farmers and shop owners, enabling
them to continue producing
food in a manner that is often
more environmentally conscious
than the methods of large-scale
production companies, where even
the organic growers can be using
unsustainable methods to produce
their crops in quantity.
Weber, Matthews and
McWilliams all agree on one thing
however: cutting out meat for
as little as one day per week can
help to reduce the carbon costs
of your food, a carbon amount
equal to that of buying only local
foods. “Shifting less than one day
per week’s worth of calories
from red meat and dairy
products to chicken, fsh,
eggs or a vegetable-based
diet achieves more . . . than
buying all locally sourced
food,” said Weber and
Te greatest
t o c o n v e y
the efectiveness
of a local-based
diet comes from
McWilliams: “If
you want to make
a statement, ride
your bike to the
farmer's market.
If you want
to reduce
gr eenhous e
gases, become
a vegetarian.”
Highest CO2/kg
1. Red Meat
2. Chicken, Fish and Eggs
3. Dairy
Te Argosy
As the furry of a new semester
begins and recent memories of
holiday merriment start to fade
into the background, New Year’s
resolutions are easily forgotten or
pushed aside. But while new goals
help provide motivation for some,
the New Year also prompts review
of prior commitments. As members
of the Mount Allison community,
it can also be a time to take a look
at the institution’s commitments in
recent years.
In November 2010, President
Campbell signed the “Association
of Atlantic Universities
President’s Statement on Climate
Change”. According to the 2011
Environmental Audit, Campbell was
also the primary author and heavily
involved in the preparation of the
document. It begins: “Our university
communities are deeply concerned
about environmental challenges,
such as climate change, that have
far-reaching economic, social and
ecological implications.”
Tere is then a list of commitments
made by signing, such as reducing
the campus carbon footprint,
communicating environmental
initiatives to the greater community,
and “building new facilities to
sustainable principles.” While the
statement can be found online
through a specifc Google search,
there is no direct reference to it on
the Mt. A website.
In past Environmental Audits, the
university has been criticized for not
signing the Talloires Declaration, a
similar environmental commitment
to which over 350 universities in
forty countries have signed on
Green Team:
Renewal and Commitment
Naomi Martz
Argosy Correspondent
to. It is worth asking why Mt.
A has not taken the initiative to
sign on, and how the statement of
Atlantic Universities compares. By
comparison, the Atlantic document
is more recent and involves a
narrower pool of institutions than
the Talloires Declaration, which was
composed in 1990.
While they both address many
similar points, such as the role of
universities in environment-related
research, one notable diference
is that the Talloires Declaration
seems to emphasize a culture of
sustainability for all students.
Campbell’s commitment makes no
mention of all of students acquiring
a certain level of ecological literacy
or understanding of environmental
sustainability—only those who are
specifcally interested.
As individuals, we should be
asking ourselves whether or not this
is an appropriate outlook to take.
Should Mt. A accept that those who
are not interested in environmental
issues may graduate without even
a bare-bones idea of what it might
mean to live sustainably? Or should
the university commit to a culture
of environmental awareness where
each student gains at least a basic
level of understanding about how
day-to-day activities afect the world
around us?
With 2012 comes a fresh
perspective: it is a good time
to think about what level of
commitment members of the Mt.
A community expect from their
upper administration with regards
to the University’s environmental
stewardship. It is also a time to
read through these documents and
consider whether or not evidence of
the University’s commitments are
visible .
Recreating a
“Titanic tourism
Preparing for
the ship’s 100th
Elise Dolinsky
Te Atlantic region is poised to be
Canada’s tourist destination in 2012.
At least, that’s what some here are
hoping. Tis year marks the 100
anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking,
placing the Maritimes in the spotlight
as people from around the globe fock
to commemorate the sinking of the
famous luxury liner.
On April 14, 1912, the Titanic’s
maiden voyage from Southampton
to New York abruptly ended when
it struck an iceberg of the coast of
Newfoundland and sank, taking
with it over 1,500 people. As Halifax
was the closest major port, the city
sent the frst cable ship to search for
bodies. Following the 1912 disaster,
the international media descended on
the Maritimes, causing the so-called
“Titanic Tourism Boom,” which may
be recreated this year.
150 Titanic victims were buried in
Halifax, the largest Titanic gravesite
in the world. Tis location, along
with the Maritime Museum of the
Atlantic—which features an exhibit
on the sinking of the Titanic—is
expected to draw many Titanic
enthusiasts throughout the year. Te
Halifax museum is expected to expand
its Titanic exhibit for the anniversary,
and across the Maritimes a variety of
Titanic-themed events will take place
soon, such as memorial events, flm
festivals, concerts and parades.
All the attention and festivities are
expected to provide
Canada with a rise in
tourist interest. CNN
listed Atlantic Canada
as one of its 2012
world-leading travel
destinations, and
Budget Travel named
the Maritimes among
its top-ten budget
travel destinations for
Cruise lines have
already started to
take advantage of the
occasion, featuring
Titanic-themed trips
that take travellers
to the scene of the crash, or even
completely retrace the Titanic’s
journey (with a happier ending) from
London to Halifax. Some cruises even
feature costumes and string quartets to
recreate the appearance of the Titanic.
Tese trips generally cost a minimum
of $9,000, but still manage to sell out
within weeks of going on sale.
Some Titanic enthusiasts desire to be
Features Writer
closer to the ‘unsinkable’ ship: a lucky
few are paying $60,000 to visit the
ship itself. Deep Ocean Expeditions,
a company that specializes in extreme
underwater missions, has organized
a sold out trip, two and a half miles
under the Atlantic
Ocean next summer
to visit the shipwreck.
One of the more
controversial ways
to celebrate the
anniversary of the
Titanic is to buy a
piece of the skip itself.
Tis April over 5,000
items pulled from
the wreckage, from
hairpins and purses
belonging to the
passengers, to pieces
of the ship’s hull and
grand staircase, will
be auctioned in New
York. Tis move has been criticized
by many, including the International
Congress of Maritime Museums,
whose registrar, Lynn-Marie Richard,
compared the auction to “pillaging”.
Tough it sank 100 years ago, the
Titanic is still very alive in the minds
of people today, and seems to be doing
a good job of helping to boost the
tourism industry in Atlantic Canada.
CNN listed Atlantic
Canada as one of
its 2012 world-
leading travel
and Budget
Travel named the
Maritimes among
its top-ten budget
travel destinations
for 2012.
Montreal Massacre remembered
Fate of long-
gun registry
dampens sombre
Argosy Staff
On December 6, 1989, a young man
entered Te  École Polytechnique
with the criminal intention of
“fghting feminism”. Te gunman,
identifed as Marc Lepine, entered
several engineering classes and a
cafeteria, hunting female students
and employees with a rife. Along his
rampage he is said to have shouted,
“I hate feminists,” before separating
the students by gender to target and
execute the women.
After killing fourteen women and
wounding thirteen more victims of
both genders, Lepine took his own
life. Te Montreal Massacre, as the
event has come to be known, is still
remembered years later as a hate crime
against women.
More than two decades later, Te
National Day of Remembrance and
Action on Violence Against Women
Vigil was held at the Owens Art
Gallery on December 6, 2011. Toni
Roberts, Chair of the President’s
Advisory Council on Women’s Issues
at Mount Allison, hosted the evocative
Tough the Vigil focused on the
Montreal Massacre, speakers proved
through their emotional speeches,
statistics, and songs that the issue of
violence against women is not isolated
to the one horrible event. Conviction
rates in sexual assault cases can be
as low as seven per cent. It is in part
because of this that Roberts believes
“the legal system lets women down.”
Dr. Vanessa Oliver, a Sociology
professor at Mount Allison, addressed
current women’s issues, as well as
actions that can be taken in order to
stop the violence. She stated that the
Polytechnique shooting is an “ongoing
massacre”, as violence against women
is perpetuated in contemporary media
and culture. Oliver listed several actions
that people can take to help stop the
violence: political action, changing
language, behaviours, and norms, and
having bystander intervention. Oliver
concluded, “December 6 is a day of
warning and action.”
At the Owen’s Vigil, second year
student Hilary Morgan presented
a reading of a commemoration that
was originally given in 1990 after the
Montreal Massacre. She emphasized
how stereotypes against ambitious
women, like those held by Lepine, can
escalate from prejudice to hate and
“I thought that it is was very
prudent for students to have that
kind of reminder,” said Scott Green,
a fourth year History student, “Te
Polytechnique school shootings should
be fresh in the minds of students in
places that are seemingly as safe and
insulated from danger as Mt. A”.
Second year Psychology student
Nicole Forbes was moved by the
emphasis on community. She noted
a connection between this Vigil and
the Trans Day of Remembrance
Vigil, which was held in November in
association with Catalyst and SHARE.
Forbes stated, “I include trans-women
in the category of women. Violence
against women should not be a
discriminatory action that shuts out
those who, too often, have been the
objects of much violence.” Forbes
added that violence against women
is ubiquitous and incorporates all
echelons of society.
Mt. A’s Sexual Harassment
Advisor Melody Petlock spoke of
the importance of gun control. Te
controversy surrounding Prime
Minister Stephen Harper’s attempt
to eliminate the long-gun registry
was discussed. Te Firearms Act in
1995 ensured that gun owners would
need a permit in order to register their
However in 2011, Bill C-19, the
Conservative government’s proposal
to eradicate the registry, passed frst
and second reading in the House of
Commons. If Bill C-19 passes, Te
Firearms Act will be no more, and
records of non-restricted frearms will
be destroyed. As such, non-restricted—
yet still potentially harmful weapons—
will be untraceable once purchased,
which jeopardizes the future state of
the fght against domestic violence.
Petlock shared a statistic that,
“women are three times more likely
to die violently if there is a gun in the
home.” Tis knowledge places even
more signifcance on Te National
Day of Remembrance and Action on
Violence Against Women.
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The tragedy at the École Polytechnique sparked an intense awareness
of violence directed toward women and gun controls to prevent it.
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Through Stained Glass
Victoria Stroud
Mount Allison Alumna
“Te main thing is to keep the main
thing, the main thing.”
I have been pondering this one
sentence since the frst time I heard
it. It was presented to me as my
frst essay topic
when I entered
the tenth grade,
and since that day
has always sat in
the back of my
mind. Looking
back, it seems
like a very deep,
p hi l o s o p hi c a l
question to
ponder for a
ffteen year old.
How was I
supposed to know
what the main thing was then? How
am I supposed to know what that is
now? I have found that as passes,
I tend to refect on this statement
more and more, especially at the
start of a new year.
Tis one simple sentence could
mean something completely
diferent for every individual who
reads it. For some, academics would
be “the main thing”; for others, it
would be fortune, family or religion.
No matter what the interpretation,
whatever this “main thing” is, it
can shape who we are and what we
We live in an age where what
others or we believe, can be made
instantly available through social
media, the Internet and television. We
can make available to those around us
our opinions, thoughts or beliefs on
the hot topic of the day. Depending
on what our own
“main thing” is can
change how we see
this same topic.
Having just
coming of the
New Year’s holiday,
the controversy
surrounding Cee
Lo Green and
his rendition of
Imagine, fts as a
strong example of
this whole “main
thing” debacle.
I’m sure that when Cee Lo
Green stood on stage the evening of
December 31, and made the small
tweak on this classic song, he never
expected the ripple of religious
controversy that was about to erupt
within minutes. In one instant the
change from “Nothing to kill or die
for, and no religion too,” to “Nothing
to kill or die for, and all religion’s true”
brought forth a confict on the central
view of believers and non-believers
For those who are devout in
their belief (or non-belief ) the
internal system to justify their “main
thing” suddenly became an external
struggle with others around them.
Tis is not the frst time that a
similar debate was centred on this
song, however this is a diferent time;
there was no pause for refection and
debate before opinions surfaced;
it was instant reaction with lack of
Tere is a proverb that states:
“Study without refection is a
waste of time; refection without
study is dangerous.” Tis is often
where we see issues arising around
the world. Individuals refecting
on what is happening around
them, without taking the time to
examine the implications that these
refections have a ripple efect. Te
ripples continue and overlap over
one another until they completely
envelop one another. Tese
moments are the time for refection
on ourselves, and on others who
surround and afect us, dissonance
towards our own beliefs occurs.
Tis is it. A new year, a new term,
a new set of challenges. I encourage
everyone to take this time to
discover what your “main thing” is
right now. Embrace it, as it is part
of who you are and examine how
it afects you and your view of the
world around you.
“Study without
refection is a waste
of time; refection
without study is
dangerous.” This is
often where we see
issues arising around
the world.
Portrait of a Prof: Professor Susan Andrews
Kiera Foti
Argosy Correspondent
After my experience taking Mount
Allison’s riveting new course, “Death
and the Afterlife in Asian Religions”,
I was really curious
about this young
new professor, Susie
Andrews. A fresh
Masters graduate of
Columbia University,
she is Mt. A’s new
Eastern Religions
professor. Andrews is
a great addition to the
university, expressing
enthusiasm for each
and every class.
I can’t remember
a day that she wasn’t
wide eyed and smiling
as she recited stories in
her lecture, explained
ancient practices, or simply reviewed
material for an upcoming exam.
Luckily I was able to get some cofee
time with Andrews. We shared a few
ginger snaps as she told Te Argosy
all about the journey that lead her to
becoming a Mt. A professor.
Being a Mt. A alumna herself,
Andrews expressed her appreciation
for “tight knit” communities. At Mt.
A, Andrews has the freedom to teach
courses she is passionate about, and is
able to construct her own courses for
the introductory level. Tese courses
surround her specifc study of “sacred
space”, which is also her research
topic. She humorously noted that if
she wasn’t a professor, she might be,
“in San Francisco with
my partner, writing a
book, and drinking a
Trough Mt. A,
Andrews spent a
summer abroad in
China. Prior to her
experience overseas,
Andrews had been
an English major.
However after
travelling abroad, her
interests broadened
and she switched to
Asian Studies upon
her return: “When I
was here [at Mt. A as
a student], you could major in Asian
studies,” she clarifed. While Andrews
felt that English Literature was “a
fantastic feld to study,” she explained
the change of perspective that can
take place with new experiences. “I
was completely hooked [on Asian
studies],” said Andrews when
recalling her adventures in China, and
her academic change of heart.
With a nostalgic air, Andrews
explained one of the most important
moments of her experience abroad:
“I became interested in the study of
East Asian religions when I was on
the beaches of the sacred Mount
Putuo,” she remembered. During the
trip, students visited Mount Putuo
of the coast of Shanghai; this was a
centre for a goddess cult, where the
worshippers praised an important
Bodhisattva. “Our professor would
knock on our doors at 3:30 in
the morning, and we would then
participate in these Buddhist rituals,”
Andrews continued excitedly, “Ten
we would go play soccer on the sacred
Did such a passionate, adventurous
individuals aspire to become a
professor growing up? “I would guess
that anyone who goes to a fantastic
undergrad school would wish to return
to it as a professor,” replied Andrews.
Having said that, she admitted to
feeling a little overwhelmed when, at
such an early stage in her career, she
was given the opportunity to teach at
Mt. A.
In Sackville, an average day
for Andrews includes running,
teaching, researching and
writing. During her free time
she enjoys yoga. Outside
of teaching, Andrews
researches East Asian
religions, particularly the
sixth through ninth
centuries, and
the relationship
b e t w e e n
Japanese and
Chinese sacred-
place traditions.
She is currently
working on
an article for
the Journal
of Chinese
Religions. At
the end of this
year, Andrews
hopes to
complete another
project, which
addresses Japanese
landscapes that were
replicated from
important sites in
China; a discovery
she made in 2006
while completing a
research fellowship at
Taisho University.
Having made a home
for the time being at Mt.
A, Andrews hopes to
someday lead study-
abroad programs. She
is also working towards
future goals such as
putting together a
New lecturer
enthusiasm to
the class
I would guess
that anyone who
goes to a fantastic
undergrad school
would wish to
return to it as a
Susan Andrews
Professor of
Religious Studies
Cinema Politica Schedule:
january 18 “The Moon inside you”
A personal exploration how each of us
experiences menstruation and what it
says about society.
February 1 “the experimental
Te story of the social experiment
conducted by the Canadian government
that played with three Inuit lives.
February 15 “the little black
school house”
An unfinching look at the heart of
racial inequality in Canada.
7:30pm, Dunn 113
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Te Argosy
Key Gelle
In today’s sex industry, the studs all
seem to have eight-packs and the
women have zero per cent body
fat. While people that ft into this
narrow description may make the
A-team in mainstream music videos,
the true sex-athletes are those who
value ftness and health. You don’t
have to have the perfect look to
enjoy an erotic ride.
To steam up any winter night or
take your bed-play to the next level,
consider sexercises that build these
specifc muscle groups, which will
make all the diference in bedroom
endurance, strength, and fexibility.
Kegel kegel kegel!
Need I say more? Everyone’s
heard of those gripping muscles
down under, but did you know
they’re useful for women and
men? Pubococcygeus (PC) muscle
exercises, or Kegel exercises, are
quick to do and can be done
anywhere—even in class. During
an orgasm, it’s the PC muscle that
For women, Kegel exercises lead
to control over the occurrence and
strength of an orgasm, and can also
work as an internal massage—a tight
grip—around the phallus during
intercourse. For men, strengthening
the PC muscles can lead to longer
lasting, frmer erections.
Trust like a pro
By strengthening the core of your
body—muscles in your abdomen,
back, and pelvis—humping will be
more smooth and rhythmic, instead
of two bodies bumping awkwardly
into each other. Working on those
gluteal muscles  (maximus, medius
and minimus)  will also improve
those thrusts. Work your way to
rolling that pelvis more fuidly, so
that each thrust can achieve glorious
satisfaction without rattling the
receiver’s teeth out.
Arms like Schwarzenegger
Well... not exactly. You don’t need
the biceps of an eighties action
flm hero, but building upper-body
strength with exercises like push-
ups allow for lengthier sessions in
the missionary position, as well as
standing up positions which require
one partner to support the full weight
of another.
Run, Forrest, run
Lifting weights all day every day
may suit some people, but if you’re
not getting your cardio in, you may
as well be an immobile steak in bed.
After all, sex is a work out. Choosing
aerobic or cardio exercises that raise
your heart rate for an extended
period will strengthen your heart
and lungs, so that even if you need to
“pause” between intercourse sessions,
both partners are able to stay active
with foreplay in the meantime, and
then keep the night heated once
intercourse starts again, session after
session after session.
Yoga is sexy
Increase your level of energy,
balance, and fexibility by trying
a few introductory courses. Yoga
exercises will enable you to explore
a new world of sex positions with
your partner, and enjoy unique angles
and twists of the body that your
newfound fexibility will allow.
Ladies especially...
For those cowgirls who appreciate
a good ride on top, try adding lunges
to your next work out. Strong legs,
especially quadriceps, make a world
of diference in pace and endurance
when riding your Mountie.
You don’t have to look like a pro, to be an expert in the bedroom.
Argosy/Rosanna Hempel
is your alias “dr. Sex”?
Do you have something sexy to say? Perhaps you’ve got the
latest tips on how to please between the knees. Or maybe
the most titillating questions just keep you up at night.
Send you ideas, comments, and questions to the Sex Bomb
by emailing:
Or simply stop by the Argosy ofce and slip a note into the
yellow envelope on the door.
Staying on top of academics
Bell Scholars
share study tips
Anissa Stambouli
Te Bell Scholarships are one of
the most substantial undergraduate
awards in Canada and are ofered
exclusively at Mount Allison.
Rewarding students who
demonstrate outstanding academic
ability, leadership, volunteer work and
more, the scholarships present a total
of $117,000 annually to entering frst
year students. Six individuals will
receive a Bell Scholarship of $48,000,
while an additional fve Bell Scholars
will receive $36,000.
Tessa Morris is completing her
frst year of study at Mt. A, and is one
of the six Bell Scholars this year to
be awarded an impressive $48,000
scholarship, which comes to $12,000
annually. “I put everything I had
into the application and hoped for
the best,” Morris told Te Argosy,
“Everything I put down was totally
honest, the interview was just what
I had to say—it was nothing more,
and I guess the [Bell Scholarship
Committee] saw something in that.”
So how does a Bell Scholar stay on
top of their various commitments?
Efciency and organization are
essential for balancing both academic
duty and a handful of extracurricular
clubs and societies. “You really have
to prioritize,” said Morris, who is
carrying a full course-load, plays on
Mt. A’s varsity basketball team,
and acts as the Eco-Rep for the
Satellite Houses. In addition
Morris is a participant in Global
Brigades and the Mt. A Leadership
Program. Because of basketball
and other obligations, Morris
“ I
time more efciently . . . when I have
twenty minutes to spare, I actually get
stuf done in those twenty minutes.”
However, while Morris values
the well roundedness of her
current lifestyle, she places the
most importance on her academic
obligations: “I always put school frst.
I think that’s just a personal thing
of course, but it’s also what I’m here
for. It’s defnitely the top-ranking
priority.” By viewing university as
a full-time job, Morris commits to
classes in the mornings, homework
in the afternoon, and then sets a
deadline to “fnish work” and turn her
focus to other social or extracurricular
activities. “You can ft in all the extra
things that you want to do as long
as you keep yourself to a bit of a
schedule,” she afrmed.
Yet despite her attempt to organize
various commitments, Morris
confessed that, at the end of the day,
it’s all about completing as much as
you can and doing the best that you
can: “Sometimes if you can’t make it
to a meeting, then you can’t make it
to that meeting, and that can’t be the
end of the world. Tere’s ways to work
around that.”
When asked to share her method
of success and balance, Morris
stated, “I’m a list-
taker. I
make tons of lists and have post-it
notes everywhere . . . I like to do a
run-down of things that need to get
done for the next day.” Surprisingly,
despite her demanding schedule,
Morris maintains an average of seven
to eight hours of sleep per night.
Similar to Morris, frst year student
and fellow Bell Scholar ($36,000)
Aneke Mendarozqueta told Te
Argosy that taking breaks from school
work allow an increase in productivity
when studying: “It’s really good for
me to take breaks and leave time for
social interaction . . . Eight [o’clock at
night] onwards is free time for me.”
Mendarozqueta is also a “list-
taker”, who takes her tendency to
delay tasks into consideration when
organizing her to-do list: “I try to
do things two days ahead of time,
because I’m a procrastinator, so
usually if I put it two days ahead of
time I’ll do it on the day that it needs
to get done.”
Maintaining the scholarship
requires a 3.5 GPA, involvement
in extracurricular activities,
demonstrated leadership, and
students must complete ten courses
p e r year. In addition, Bell
Scholars must
submit a review
in April
e x p l a i n i n g
what they’ve
achieved over
the past year
in order to
maintain their
Acadia University is also very
interested in block-plan classes.
Te school has ofered several
block courses, both at introductory
and advanced levels, and Tom
Herman, Acadia’s Vice-President
Academic, said the experiment
was “overwhelmingly successful.”
He went on to state “student and
faculty evaluations alike were
extremely positive. Te approach was
particularly efective at developing
collaborative and leadership skills
among students. Engagement and
interest in course material were
notably improved over conventional
concurrent course scheduling.”
However, there are numerous
challenges with block-plan classes,
especially if a university wants to
implement a block-plan curriculum
for all or a large number of its courses.
Part-time students and faculty could
be prevented from attending or
working at the university, and such
a change would be very expensive.
Tere are also many courses that
simply could not be adapted to an
intensive curriculum, such as those
that require extensive reading lists.
Emerging popularity with block-plan raises questioins
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Features Editor
Herman expressed, “the greatest
challenge is to introduce the approach
to an entire institution, which requires
considerable culture change. I suspect
that ultimately the most acceptable
and efective approach to accomplish
that transition would involve a
blended model, in which students
could take a mix of sequential and
concurrent courses.”
Yet the students themselves may
have problems with block-plan
courses as well. According to Herman,
“Since the courses are so intense, with
considerable material covered in a
very short time, any absence due to
illness or other commitments can be
At Mount Allison, interest in block-
plan courses has been increasing,
but there is still much skepticism
surrounding the idea.  According to
Berkeley Fleming, Provost and Vice-
President Academic and Research, it
is very unlikely that Mt. A will fully
switch over to a block system.
“Tere has never been a serious
or sustained discussion within the
Mt. A community of moving to a
system of entirely delivering the
curriculum through block teaching,”
said Fleming, stating that fnancial
and cultural barriers would prevent
such a change. 
However, Mt. A has ofered many
block courses on an ad hoc basis in
recent years, primarily during the
spring and summer semesters.  Tese
courses have been almost exclusively
Social Science courses; according to
Fleming, there is signifcantly less
interest in block courses outside of
the social science department.  
One of the more interesting
approaches that Mt. A has taken
toward block courses is ofering
weeklong, intensive courses, either
during independent-study week or in
the spring semester.  
Tese courses have generally been
well received by students and staf
alike, though they do present many
logistical and fnancial problems.  “I
know that there are some people who
are highly skeptical of this method,”
said Fleming, “they don’t see how you
could possibly ft everything in fve
Check out next week’s Argosy
for details on the current
status of Mount Allison’s
reading week courses and
other block curriculae
The Ship’s Log
An Argosy run down of coming events in Sackville
The Argosy Meeting
January 12, 5:30 p.m.
Third Floor of the WMSC
E-mail your resume to to become the new:
Photo Editor
Advertising Manager
Circulations Manager
The Argosy is hiring!
Exhibition Opening
Work by Susan Wood and D’Arcy Wilson
January 13, 7:30 p.m.
Owens Art Gallery
Women’s Volleyball
January 14, 6 p.m.
Holland College at Mount Allison
Women’s Hockey
January 14, 7 p.m.
UPEI at Mount Allison
ATLIS Student Presentations
January 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4:10 p.m
Student presentations on “Revolutions”
How to solve the Israel-Palestine confict
Dr. Norman Finkelstein
January 14, 7:30 p.m.
Crabtree Building, Auditorium M14
Dr. Finkelstein (PhD, Princeton) will discuss practical
approaches to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian confict—
the focus of his doctoral thesis.
Spectacular Spectacular Variety Show
January 14, 8 p.m.
Garnet and Gold Variety Show
Live Bait Theatre
Family Sunday at the Owens
January 15, 2:00 p.m.
Owens Art Gallery
Drop in between 2:00 and 4:00 pm
for art-making activities inspired
by exhibitions on view. Family Sun-
days are for kids and their moms
and dads, grandmas and grand-
pas, aunts and uncles, and other
friends. This program is offered free
of charge.
Women’s Volleyball
January 15, 6 p.m.
NSAC at Mount Allison
The Annual George F.G. Stanley
Lecture in Canadian Studies
Dr. Michael Fox
Crabtree Auditorium
January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Raising a Red (and White) Flag on
Canadian Studies in our Schools:
A Challenge to the Ministers of
Education.” The Stanley Lecture in
Canadian Studies is delivered each
year by a member of Mount Allison
faculty whose research focuses in
large part on the study of Canada.
Sign-up deadline:
January 20, 2012
Examination Date:
February 4, 2012
Register now at the Department of Modern
Languages and Literatures Crabtree 310
For further information, please contact
Dr. Kirsty Bell <>
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January 12, 2012 HUMOUR
Peter sighed as he turned on his monitor. Another late night, checking facts and moderating the opinions of his peers; it always seemed as if he was the last one in
the ofce, that everyone fnished their work hours before he did.
He opened his email, checking the various replies he had received since earlier that day. Spam, spam, request for money, professor denying his extension, spam…wait,
what was this? Peter opened the email labeled, “READ ME,” intrigued and suspicious at the same time.
Peter stared at the screen, more confused than a dog meeting another dog for the frst time. Was this some kind of joke? Who did he know with this much free time?
It couldn’t have been Tom or Laura, they didn’t have senses of humour. Jennie? Julia?
Just as Peter was puzzling over which of his friends could have dreamed up something as ridiculous as this, he heard a loud, hard knock on the door, 3 times quickly.
A voice, leaning towards the loud and angry variety, shouted “OPEN THIS DOOR.”
Peter was shocked, for two reasons: One, it was 2:30 am, and he was pretty sure that this foor of the building was locked and empty, save for him. Two, this email
was beginning to seem like the real deal, which opened a whole host of psychological problems that he had no desire to consider; university students lose enough
sleep as it is.
Peter considered his options: he could try to hide, as he had been warned by… himself ? Or, he could grab some sort of heavy thwacking device and face the strange
new visitor.
Welcome to a brand new year, where you have 365 brand new days to try to force yourself to become a better person. While
most resolutions last only a few weeks, some people have the drive and ability to guilt themselves into following through.
Either way, we tend to see a pattern in resolutions. And then there are some promises that never even see the light of day.

1. I promise to eat everything at Jennings in order to help my friends follow through on their diet.
2. I will save the environment by refusing to shower.
3. I resolve to order garlic fngers to be delivered to the ftness centre every time I see a large crowd headed there.
4. I will adopt a raccoon named Barty.
5. My goal will be to win Te Game.
6. I’ll get the world record for most tacos eaten in a single sitting.
7. I will take up the tuba and practice every single day, whenever possible: In class, in the library and at various parties.
8. I dedicate my time and efort into building a house made of Kraft Diner boxes and Lego so that I can live in it.
9. I will work to model my life after that of Austin Powers; International Man of Mystery.
10. My New Year’s resolution is to never make a New Year’s resolution.
Top 10: NewYear’s
Resolutions You Probably
Won’t Ever Hear
Taylor Losier
Argosy Correspondent
One Night at the Office: In Which Peter faces a dilemna
Geoff Hutchinson
Humour Editor
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send an email to
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“Door” in the subject line
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Approval date: April 1990
Administered by:Vice-President (Administration)
Mount Allison University has been declared
a nuclear weapons free zone, and therefore
will not permit:
1.Nuclear weapons on its property.
2.Transit of nuclear weapons.
3.Te production of components of nuclear weapons systems.
4.Support systems, research, or testing leading to the development
of nuclear weapons.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: winter semester. Tensions are
running high, because you’ve realized how terrible of a student you
were over the past 4 months. You’ve gained weight. Your parents have
informed you that they’re not only cutting you of, but they hate you as
well, and you were adopted. Your twin brother was not, and it’s very rude
of you to imply any diferently.
Tis is the time when emotions begin to interfere with your living
situation, and sometimes make it difcult to tolerate your roommate
being around you. Or them being happy. Or even existing. Te following
are some tips to help resolve possible conficts.
Tip #1: Yes, you’re probably right to have asked them to remove their
smelly, beer-stained and vomit-covered clothing from your half of the
room. No, you weren’t right to make them eat said articles of clothing
when they refused.
Tip #2: Te RAs are usually going to take their side. Don’t get angry.
Get even. Pee on THEIR mattress.
Tip #3: Don’t be passive aggressive; that’s childish and immature. Be
full on confrontationally aggressive. Instead of leaving notes, attach the
note to a chef ’s knife, and attach the chef ’s knife into their headboard,
a couple of inches from their eye. Tey’ll appreciate your frankness and
Tip #4: Te police aren’t going to buy a justifcation of “they had it
Tip #5: Honestly, if you’re calling the cops, maybe this just isn’t going
to work out.
Tip #6: Calling your parents and whining won’t solve any issues. Calling
THEIR parents and telling them about their darling angel’s adventures
last weekend might. It will make you feel better, at any rate.
Tip #7: Try to work things out with words frst. Try to limit your usage
of words like “liar”, or “thief ”. It’s better to use open-ended, positive
statements, like “I BELIEVE you’re a thief ”, or “It SEEMS like you’re a
lying, cheating bag of rotting feces.”
Tip #8: You’re going to have to own up for some of your own mistakes.
Try to fess up to the little stuf frst; no need to tell them about you and
their girl/boyfriend if you can satisfy them with cleaning the kitchen
once in a while. Also, remind them of Tip #4.
Tip #9: A case of beer will solve almost anything...almost. If you broke
their computer, their car or their arm, you’d better make it two, for good
Hopefully, you’ll be able to salvage what little common ground that you
might have shared before you dared to use her hairdryer, or he decided
to borrow a shirt for a few minutes without asking. I know how life-
threatening it must seem now, to have your friend ask a favour of you...
Just remember: tension eases and confict subsides, but a police report
is forever.
Fun with
Tension aNd
Geoff Hutchinson
Humour Editor
January 12, 2012 CENTREFOLD
CHMA’s ninth
Stereophonic Music Festival
is sure to please
Anna Robertson
Entertainment Editor
Brought to you by CHMA 106.9
FM, our community radio station
housed on the top foor of Te
Wallace McCain Student Centre,
Stereophonic Music Festival will
be taking place this year from
January 18 through to January 21.
In its ninth year, Stereophonic not
only celebrates music to be found
in Sackville and beyond, but also
raises money for new equipment
for the station and awareness about
CHMA. Tis year’s lineup of
twenty-eight bands was announced
in December, with around thirty
percent of the talent hailing from
Sackville, and other musicians
coming from as far as Winnipeg.
“A lot of the acts are coming
from Halifax,” says Festival Co-
Organizer Kevin Brasier. “It’s
kind of a tricky time for people in
Sackville to go to Halifax to see these
great shows, so the fact that all the
best Halifax bands are coming to
Sackvil le,
in four days
of great shows, is really
fantastic.” Stereophonic has
garnered a reputation for being one
of the Maritime’s best independent
music festivals, and music fans can
expect that reputation to be upheld
this year, along with an exciting
addition to the festival’s schedule.
“We’ve added a show this year,
that’s the big change from last
year. We added another nighttime
show on Friday night, in addition
to the show at the Vogue,” explains
Festival Co-Organizer Jess Palmer.
Te range of venues in Sackville
allows Stereophonic to cater to
everyone’s music tastes, with more
quiet and intimate shows happening
in the ‘warm bosom’ of the Vogue
and louder more abrasive acts taking
place in George’s Roadhouse and
Te Pond. To give festival-goers
a taste of the music Stereophonic
will ofer, a compilation album
of all the artists set to perform
is available for free download
on stereophonicmusicfestival.
w o r d p r e s s . c o m .
In addition to
concerts, there are a
number of community-
focused events
being organized by
Stereophonic. A free
show on Wednesday
evening will take place
at Bridge Street Café,
which might be the
only chance to see a
punk band perform
at Bridge Street Café.
Tunder & Lightning
will host Aaroon
McKenzie Fraser’s art show
Sappy on Friday afternoon
at 4 pm, along with a
showcase of all the posters
from past Stereophonic
festivals, which will be
available for purchase.
For those with
New Years resolutions
to become more involved
in the community,
Stereophonic is a great
introduction to the music
community of Sackville. “I
think the best way to start of
being involved in the festival is
just to go and experience it,” says
Palmer. “So much of this festival
is about bringing the community
together, and meeting new people.”
While some band names may seem
unfamiliar and mysterious, it’s no
reason to be wary of the shows.
“Our goal is that by the end of the
festival your new favourite band
is a band that you had never heard
of fve days before the festival, and
they’re an artist you listen to a lot
for the rest of the year,” says Brasier.
“So just because you haven’t heard
of them shouldn’t infuence going
or not going to the shows, and the
compilation album helps because you
can check out absolutely everything
and fnd out if you love a band named
as strangely as the Quaker Parents.”
A full pass to Stereophonic costs
forty-fve dollars for non-members
of CHMA and forty dollars for
Mount Allison students. Passes
will be sold from January 11 to
January 18 and are available in the
Wallace-McCain Student Centre
and at Tunder & Lightning.
Dates: January 18- 21, see full schedule at stereophonicmusicfestival.
Tickets: Buy a Full Pass from January 11-18 either at the Wallace McCain
Student Centre or at Thunder & Lightning. CHMA members and Mount
Allison Students pay 40 dollars, Non- CHMA members pay 45 dollars .
Community Events: Free Show at Bridge Street on Thursday January
19 at 7 pm, Sappy at Thunder & Lightning on Friday January 20 at 4pm.
Why You Should Go: To discover your new favorite band, to take a
tour of Sackville’s great music venues, to meet new people who enjoy music as
much as you do, to explore Sackville’s vibrant musical community, to learn
more about CHMA
To Find Out More: Visit to
view the lineup via video, the full Stereophonic schedule and visit chmafm. for more info about CHMA 106.9 FM.
(Top) Peter Bohan played in the Vogue at last year’s Stereophonic Music Festival, the Vogue is an intimate venue with lamp lighting.
(Middle Left) B.A Johnston gettin’ down at The Pond, one of the more rowdy acts during Stereophonic. (Middle Top Right) Struts is one
of the all-ages venues boasting great music. (Middle Bottom Right) During Stereophonic CHMA hats and scarves will be available for
purchse to protect yourself against Sackville’s dreadful winters. (Bottom) Tupperware Remix Party graced George’s Fabulous Roadhouse
at last year’s festival, George’s host some of the more abrasive shows, this year a second George’s show has been added to the lineup.
Photo Credit/ Vanessa Yu
Photo Credit/ Vanessa Blackier
Te Argosy
Graphics by Corey Isenor
When and Where
Jan. 18 - 7 PM the Mt. A Chapel $10
- 10 PM Te Pond $5 Wet / Dry
Jan. 19 - 7 PM Bridge Street Cafe FREE!
Jan. 20 - 4 PM Tunder & Lightning FREE
- 7 PM Te Vogue $18 Wet / Dry
- 10 PM George’s Fabulous Roadhouse $10 19+
Jan. 21 - 7 PM Struts $5 All Ages
- 10 PM George’s Fabulous Roadhouse $12 19+
(Top) Peter Bohan played in the Vogue at last year’s Stereophonic Music Festival, the Vogue is an intimate venue with lamp lighting.
(Middle Left) B.A Johnston gettin’ down at The Pond, one of the more rowdy acts during Stereophonic. (Middle Top Right) Struts is one
of the all-ages venues boasting great music. (Middle Bottom Right) During Stereophonic CHMA hats and scarves will be available for
purchse to protect yourself against Sackville’s dreadful winters. (Bottom) Tupperware Remix Party graced George’s Fabulous Roadhouse
at last year’s festival, George’s host some of the more abrasive shows, this year a second George’s show has been added to the lineup.
Photo Credit/ Vanessa Yu
Photo Credit/ Vanessa Blackier
Photo Credit/ Vanessa Blackier
January 12, 2012
On the bandwagon
Hot Donna
Kent Blenkhorn: Guitar and Vocals, English at
Mt. A
Daniel Legere: Guitar, Environmental Etudies at
Mt. A
Philip Legere: Bass, English at Mt.A
Brendan Allison: Drums, English at Mt. A.
Upcoming shows: January 18 at The Pond
The essentials
Taylor Mooney
Entertainment Writer
“One of our friends’ mom’s name was
Donna. Our friend would always
host parties, and she used to party
with us at his house. He and his
mom would be the two drunkest
there and then pass out at eleven.”
Tis is the backstory behind the
moniker of Hot Donna, a Sackville-
based band with an upcoming
performance at Stereophonic.
Comprised of Kent Blenkhorn,
Brendan Allison, and brothers Daniel
and Phillip Legere, Hot Donna has
been together for quite some time.
Starting up in their hometown of
Springhill, Nova Scotia, Blenkhorn
and the Legeres began playing
music together in high school. Te
band has also seen many line-up
changes, and has only had Allison
on the drums since September.
Te songs are written as a group
efort, usually with Dan Legere and
Blenkhorn coming up with a small
idea and the band then working
together to create a song. “Instead
of one of us being at home and
writing an entire song by ourselves,
it’s really collaborative.” Blenkhorn
notes that the band’s sound has
also changed over the years: “our
song-writing has developed a lot…
Brendan is really helpful, he added
more input when he joined. We’re
all really constructive with our
criticism. It’s a good environment
to write and to create music.”
Te band struggles to concisely
characterize their musical style, with
Blenkhorn describing the band as
being ‘musical chameleons’. “We
don’t really stick to one thing,” says
Dan Legere. Blenkhorn notes that
the band draws infuence from Hey
Rosetta, Jon McKiel, and Modest
Mouse. “I don’t like depressing songs,”
says Blenkhorn. “A lot of the lyrics
(From left to right) Kent Belnkhorn, Philip Legere, Dan Legere and Brendan Allison, are the members of Hot
Donna, musical chameleons who draw infuence from Modest Mouse, Jon McKiel and other musicians.
Sackville provides a
good breeding ground
for confdence. It
seems like you can do
anything here, you can
prject any kind of idea
and people will like
it. Everyone is pretty
Dan Legere
Guitarist of
Hot Donna
are about overcoming mediocrity.
Life can be ‘blah’ or full of boredom,
but it’s up to you to change that.”
Blenkhorn and Dan Legere
describe Sackville as being one of the
best places for a band
to get on its feet.
“Paul [Henderson]
always does a great
job of including local
bands. He brings in
bigger bands, like
Yukon Blonde and
100 Dollars, and
makes sure to get a
list of local bands
and tries to give
them exposure. It
really helps to make
connections.” Dan
adds that “[Sackville]
provides a good
breeding ground
for confdence.
It seems like you can do anything
here, you can project any kind
of idea and people will like it.
Everyone is pretty open-minded.”
Both Dan Legere and Blenkhorn
cite George’s as their favourite
Sackville venue. “Tere’s a lot of
history. Since coming here, at least,
I’ve seen a lot of bands I really like
play there, and that makes it mean a
lot when I play there.” Dan adds that,
“there are even a lot of bands that I
know have played
there and that I
haven’t seen… It’s
cool just knowing
I’m on the same
stage as they were.”
Future plans for
Hot Donna include
a Canadian tour and
more recordings. “I
don’t know if I can
speak for Brendan or
Phil right now, but a
dream of mine and
Dan’s is to tour across
Canada. Short-term,
I’d like to do Ottawa
or Toronto and back
over the summer.”
“We’re starting to take things a lot
more seriously,” adds Dan. “We know
more people now. It’s helping us to see
that what we want to do is achievable.”
Hot Donna is tentatively
looking to have an online
EP released by this spring.
Senna review
Ayrton Senna captured the love of his homeland, Brazil, and inspired
a country ; his life as a Formula One racer has been documented on flm .
Internet Photo/ Film
The life of
Formula One
driver Ayrton
Senna on flm
Allison Grogan
Argosy Correspondent
Tis week at the Vogue Cinema
the Sackville Film Society kicked
of their Winter lineup with Senna,
a documentary on the Brazilian
Formula One race car driver Ayrton
Senna. Even for the viewer with
no previous knowledge, or even
interest, in Formula One racing, this
flm tells a compelling story that a
appeals to a wide range of audiences.
What distinguishes Senna from
other documentaries is that it is
comprised entirely of archival
footage from Ayrton Senna’s career.
Director Asif Kapadia compiled past
interviews, television coverage, and
press conferences, depicting Senna’s
life as possibly the best Formula
One driver the world has ever seen.
Kapadia strung together the footage
in such a way so it would fow
smoothly, and efectively lead the
audience through the highs and lows
of Senna’s career. Much of the footage
from newscasts and interviews
involved the rivalry between Ayrton
Senna and the French racer Alain
Prost. Tis rivalry was a central
component of the documentary, as
Prost was just the competition Senna
needed to continue to push himself
to victory time and time again.
Tough his competition with Prost
was a huge motivation to succeed, his
true inspiration came from his deep
religious beliefs. When questioned, or
even accused, during interviews laced
through the flm, Senna would often
respond with a reference to his strong
reliance in God. Ayrton Senna, raised
as a Catholic, attributed his many
successes as well as strifes to the
one stable, immovable fgure in his
life: God. A series of clips showing
Senna’s countless victories gave the
impression that he was unstoppable,
especially to the Brazilian public who
viewed him with great admiration.
However in an interview during
the peak of his career Senna stated
“just because I believe in God,
just because I have faith in God, it
doesn’t mean that I’m immune. It
doesn’t mean that I’m immortal”.
Perhaps more important than his
role as a champion race car driver,
Senna emphasized the racer driver’s
profound infuence- he was a source
of inspiration for the Brazilian people.
As Senna travelled the globe to
further his career, back in his home
country there was of political unrest
and social problems. Tough he
could have taken the path of stardom
and abandoned his previously poor
situation, Senna continued to return
to Brazil and use the wealth he
acquired from racing to help his
impoverished homeland. However,
Senna did more than just give fnancial
aid; he served as a symbol of hope for
the people of Brazil. Senna shows
the enthusiasm and joy in Ayrton
Senna’s fans whether they were in
the stands or watching from across
the globe, the Brazilian people had
something in which they could join
together, something to unite them.
Argosy/Carly Levy
Te Argosy
Los Campesinos!
Hello Sadness
Frazey Ford
Chikita Violenta
Shouts sounds like it should function
as a soundtrack behind a montage
presenting the antics of a carefree
group of teenagers. Tese teenagers
have no problems bigger than that
night’s math homework, and have
spent the day drinking smoothies
and mischievously pushing each
other around in shopping carts.
Full of playful vocals and shouted
harmonies, the music possesses
energy capable of shooting its
listeners’ mentalities from the winter
blues straight ahead into the sunny
days of summer. Happy vibes aside,
the music is obviously not casually
put together. Te band’s dedication
to textured musicianship is especially
evident in the primarily instrumental
“Intro: My Lips, Your Voice,”
featuring a myriad of overlapping
bass and guitar rifs blended neatly
into an upbeat and musically
complex and interesting composition.
-Taylor Mooney
Manic Welsh twee-poppers Los
Campesinos! have just put out their
fourth album. I know–these guys
started out back when there were
still bands with exclamation points
in their name(!), but contrary to all
expectations that can reasonably be
projected onto a band whose frst big
single was named “Te International
Tweexcore Underground”, these
guys have aged well. Weirdly
enough, the reason Los Campesinos
still have their baseline appeal is
precisely because the subject matter
of their songs hasn’t aged. Frontman
Gareth Campesinos (I know…) was
made to write tunes about awkward
teen romance, wittily tracing a series
of failed relationships with suicidal
abandon. Te band themselves sound
tighter than ever, largely ditching
insistent violin-and-glock romps in
favour of a more subdued 90’s alt-
rock sound. Overall though, the facts
that Los Campesinos! are still doing
what they do best–even when indie
rock has largely moved on–makes
this album defnitely worth a listen.
-Ian Malcolm
Obadiah is a great album to listen
to in the morning to ease you into
your day. With rich, soulful vocals
reminiscent of Janis Joplin, Frazey
Ford sings in a style that comes across
as efortless and natural. She never
tries to push her voice beyond its
natural pitch or to sing with an ounce
of aggression. Te music is a seamless
blend of smoky jazz and soul, warmly
woven together into thirteen cozy
compilations. With unobtrusive
percussion accentuating light,
unpretentious guitar rifs, the music
is wholesome, organic and refreshing.
Te lyrics play with several diferent
emotional themes, from the husky
tones of “Lay Down With You” to the
regretful nostalgia of “Lost Together,”
and even including a new take on Bob
Dylan’s “One More Cup of Cofee.”
-Taylor Mooney
Te Barmitzvah Brothers have been
playing music together since their
high school days. Teir latest album,
the frst in several years, launched
soon after the birth of front-woman
Julie Mitchell’s second child. Te
band collaborated specifcally for
the occasion, using the album to
explore the themes of love, family
and friends. Te CD case also
provides amusement in the form
of several switchable cover photos!
With a general indie pop feel,
they play homemade instruments
with a sophisticated sound that
changes from song to song;
sometimes in a subtle way, with
radical shifts at others. However,
each song has a steady beat, and
the track that the album is named
for, “Growing Branches”, features
a cameo from Otis, Mitchell’s
three year-old son. Te melody
and the rhythm of each song is
lighthearted and whimsical, the
music bringing a smile to your face.
-Taylor Losier
Originally from Mexico City, the
Indie Rock group Chikita Violenta
has traveled to Canada to produce
and release their latest CD, TRE3S.
Presenting us with a mash-up of
diferent musical styles, including
indie, techno, pop and something
largely undefnable, the songs are
interlaced with strong rhythms,
steady beats and a wide array of
sound efects. Te vocals are smooth
and hypnotic, changing to match
the feel of the song. Te CD was
created in collaboration with many
Canadian indie musicians, such
as Wintersleep and Broken Social
Scene, making it layered and lively.
Te intertwining drums, guitars
and bass create a raw sound that is
energetic. With lyrics in English and
Spanish, the verses are almost anthem
like, a staple of college-rock that
would appeal to just about anyone.
-Taylor Losier
Te Barmitzvah
Growing Branches
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Internet Photo/Arts and Crafts
Sackville Film Society presents The Skin I Live In
A thrilling drama
starring Antonio
Banderas and
Elena Anaya
Ian Moffat
Argosy Correspondent
Tonight, Sackville Film Society will
be screening Spanish director Pedro
Almodovor’s most recent psychologi-
cal thriller, Te Skin I Live In.
Antonio Banderas plays the part of
Dr. Robert Ledgard, a demented plas-
tic surgeon, hiding a suicidal patient
known only as Vera (Elena Anaya) in
his isolated mansion. Vera’s memory
has been erased and her world is one
of imprisonment, skin-graphs and
surveillance. Te neo-Dr. Franken-
stein spends his days tinkering with
and manipulating Vera’s person, and
observing her behavior on camera.
As Dr. Ledgard places Vera under
the knife, incessantly constructing
and reconstructing Vera’s face and
body, Almodovor explores ideas of
the individual, creativity and survival.
Almodovor has openly acknowl-
edged his debt to the late great Alfred
Hitchcock’s canonical cinematic mo-
tifs: a central and enigmatic beautiful
woman, the male gaze, the crisscross
murder plot, double identities and
all things strange. He was heav-
ily infuenced by old Hollywood in
which the movie is structured around
a central female character, and aims
to continue in that tradition. Almo-
dovor also draws heavily on some
more formalistic conventions that
Hitchcock was a pioneer of, such as
unhinging the camera from a single,
fxed and focused shot — allowing it
to linger distractedly, mimicking the
human gaze, and forcing the viewer
into a kind of voyeuristic position.
After a career spanning three de-
cades and eighteen feature flms, Te
Skin I Live In is Almodovor’s frst
excursion into anything resembling
horror, and most agree that the ven-
ture has been a success. Since its de-
but at the Cannes Film Festival this
summer, the flm has received wide
critical acclaim. Peter Bradshaw of
Te Guardian calls it a “fantastically
twisted new flm, a luxury pulp fc-
tion that breathes the atmosphere
of a sick room,” and Susan Granger
of Syndicate calls it “a shocking,
stunning, hyper-stylized interlude
designed to make you shudder.”
Te Skin I Live In is a flm not to be
missed. Tickets are nine-dollars for
non-members, and six for members.
For more information, visit the Sack-
ville Film Society Facebook page, and
to see the Sackville Film Society’s full
line up go to
Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s flms, director Pedro Almodovor’s The Skin I Live In has delighted audiences and critics with its twisted story.
Internet Photo/Te Film Stage
January 12, 2012
American presidential campaigns
have a reputation for being
unpredictable. Former governor of
Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, by
most accounts, is the front-runner for
the race to be the Republican Party’s
presidential nomination. However, his
razor-thin win over Rick Santorum in
Iowa would suggest his nomination is
not yet a guarantee.
Te Republican nomination will
need to answer the question. Te
question is not who best refects
party values, rather it is who can beat
Barack Obama this November. For a
candidate to be successful they must
be able to fnd support outside of
their party faithful, and Mitt Romney
is the best candidate for this.
Some have criticized Romney
for being too much like the man
he wishes to replace; for essentially
not being conservative enough. Te
days when social conservatives could
win president on campaigns that
focus on ‘family values’ are gone and
will not be returning anytime soon.
Traditional Republican tactics will be
less efective this November because
voters in America don’t care if Rick
Perry is sufciently religious while
they struggle to pay their mortgage.
Five of the six remaining candidates
are taking positions that appeal to
the base of their party, but not to the
whole country. Ron Paul has reached
out to the traditional isolationist
Republican with his foreign policy
positions, while Rick Santorum and
Rick Perry have attempted to garner
support from social conservatives.
It is only Romney who could win
against Obama.
It may be that Romney’s centrist
positions will actually backfre if
he should win the nomination.
Republicans must be united behind
their candidate because Obama will
make mincemeat out of any candidate
without a rock solid base of support.
For whomever the Republican
candidate turns out to be, they must
walk a fne line between mobilizing
their base without alienating the
general public. So, where does all this
leave the GOP as it moves into 2012?
Republicans must make a choice.
The Republican reality
Can anyone beat
John Trafford
Argosy Columnist
Well, I promised this would be a defence of
piracy but as often happens events conspired to
put that idea on hold for a bit.
On December 31, members of the Pirate Party
of Canada began sifting through Parliamentary
IP addresses to see if any had been downloading
torrents. Using the site youhavedownloaded.
com, it was found that indeed there is evidence
an individual or small group within parliament
has been downloading fles. Te fles are an
interesting mix of books (Biology of Fishes, 3rd
Edition), music (Maroon 5, Moves Like Jagger)
and programs (Adobe Premiere Elements). As
party member Travis McCrea rightly points out,
this does not mean your Member of Parliament
is downloading fles, simply that someone using
an IP address from Parliament Hill has. Tere
are a couple of points to be made regarding these
First, if it turns out an MP is responsible,
there is a better than average chance they are
Pirates infltrate
Parliament Hill
James Wilson
ARRRgosy Columnist
Caught red-handed
Do they nominate a candidate who
may not refect traditional party views
but who has a reasonable chance
of being president? Or do they
nominate someone that Republicans
can embrace but Americans will
reject? A Presidential candidate needs
to be able to mobilize his party, but
cannot do this through the polarizing
policies of Rick Perry or Ron Paul.
At the end of the day what really
matters is who can win on the frst
Tuesday in November. In my mind
Mitt Romney is the obvious choice
for the beleaguered Republican
Party. Where does the blame for the
Republican Party’s hardships lay?
It is the membership of the GOP
that has created a party that can
no longer produce candidates like
Dwight Eisenhower and Gerald
Ford. Republicans need to open
their eyes to that fact that Obama
has an excellent chance of being re-
elected unless the party can rally
behind a moderate candidate that all
Americans can accept.
Mitt Romney is that candidate.
Mitt Romney is a forerunner to be the Republican Presidential
Nominee. The question is, does he, or anyone have a shot at
beating Obama?
Internet Photo/Fox News
a hypocrite. Te Conservatives don't support
digital piracy and the opposition parties general
attitude can be summed up by Liberal MP, Judy
Foote, "Canadians who legally purchase CDs,
DVDs or other forms of digital content should
be entitled to transfer their legally bought
content from one format to the other, provided
they do so for personal use and not for proft
or transfer to others," which is not what the
discovered behaviour is at all.
Second, if it is a family member or stafer,
another issue arises. Tis kind of IP tracking is
exactly how intellectual property holders fnd
pirates. But the owner of the computer may be
completely unaware any illegal downloads have
occurred. It shows how easy it is to be accused
of violating copyright even when completely
Tis article is not meant to condemn those
responsible, as I don't feel they have done
anything wrong. Tey have merely done what
humans have done since the beginning of
time: exchanged information with one another.
Tat said these are the same people who make
claims that digital piracy is harmful. Te party
is currently in the process of fling an access
to information request to fnd out whom the
ofending IP addresses were assigned to. Fairly
soon we may fnd that Stephen Harper thinks
he has 'moves like Jagger'.
The Pirate Party found 17 instances of copyright infringement on parliament hill during the past two months. Books, music and computer software were all downloaded.
Internet Photo/Flickr
Te Argosy
A sad chapter in Mount Allison’s
history has come to an ignominious
close and I ofer my final thoughts on
the Memorial Library.
Te former university centre,
Hessler Hall, Memorial Hall,
Te Tantramarsh Club and other
permutations of original Memorial
Library, are gone. Tere are virtually
no traces of what the Mt. A website
describes as a “Tudor-style …
Library opened on 8 June 1927,
and dedicated  to those Allisonians
who lost their lives in World War
One.”  Some of the red sandstone
will be used to create an ‘echo’
amphitheater that John Grey (’68)
has called a “memorial … to remind
people of the greatest blunder in
Mount Allison’s history.” But for now,
the Northwest corner of campus is
flat and void.
As Editor-in-Chief, I have the
final say in what does and does not go
to print. I approved of the numerous
articles and letters to the editor
overwhelmingly opposed to the
destruction of the Memorial Library,
to the chagrin of many at Mt. A. Why
did I allow this? Because I believed,
similarly to those writing, that the
current course of action could have
been negotiated and tragedy could
have been averted. I believed the
sheer volume of letters and voices
would bring those involved back to
the table. I was wrong, for as Graham
Watt put it, “Te University’s great
conversation, already muted, died.”
It has been a dramatic year and
this chapter in the history of Mt. A
will be a fascinating read. Te reasons
for demolition have changed and
morphed as the situation dictated.
Originally, it was structural fatigue
and the need for an additional
$5 million for retention of the
building. However, after Professor
Emeritus of Engineering Ron
Boorne stated fatigue was a baseless
and “meaningless” assessment, this
was quietly dropped. Te Argosy
broke the story about a concerned
Allisonian who ofered to “redress
the issue [of money] by pledging
the needed $5,000,000 to do the
conversion of the Memorial Library
to the new arts centre…” Te donor
was rebufed for reasons unknown
and, understandably, decided to
withdraw this pledge. Te University
denies this vehemently. Mt. A’s
website now states, as a bridge on the
original money argument, that “Even
if an extra $5 million could be raised,
this is not where the University would
choose to put the money. Tere are
many other high priority campus
and program needs that would take
Was the building a memorial?
Te administration contends that
the movement of the plaques with
the names of the war dead in 2008
from the Memorial Library to the
Student Centre essentially moved
the memorial. Opponents of this
argument cite a document dated
November 26, 1918 (almost two
weeks after the war ended), which
states, “Te Board [of Regents] most
heartily endorses the proposition of
erecting a Library Building as a War
Memorial in honor of Mount Allison
students who have made the supreme
sacrifice in behalf of our country.”
Te Fine and Performing Arts
Centre was part of the Jump
Campaign, the University’s ambitious
drive to raise $86 million. Te
description, however, since 2004, has
described this new building as being
built “around the historic alumni
memorial library” and remained even
after the decision for demolition had
been decided, removed only a few
months ago. Whether deliberate or a
mistake, the result is a mislead public.
So, what now? Why review and
rehash what was or was not done?
Te building is gone, yes. But the
broken governance structures, zealous
communications department, and
lack of respect for the alumni and
people of this university community
remain. Tese issues are not new here
at Mt. A, but the Memorial Library
crystalized and represented them
perfectly. Where is the conversation?
Why can’t dons speak freely about
their contracts? Why do some fear
retribution from the administration
when they write for Te Argosy,
choosing instead to use pseudonyms?
Why, in the midst of an impending
faculty strike, did the administration
e-mail students with their view on
the status of negotiations? Te goal
is to be the number one graduate
university in North America? Why?
If the price to achieve that goal is to
get in line, stick to the message, and
let go of this institution’s history, than
I will have no part in it. I will have
nothing to give to it. I will receive my
diploma and wash my hands of the
University. What proft it a university
is if gains the whole world but loses
its own soul?
Mt. A’s ‘Alma Mater Song’ so
eloquently says, ‘May all her sons,
/ Press forward still, the vanguard
in the fight. / For Truth and Faith,
for Justice and for Right.’ Let’s start
living up to what generations of
Allisonians before us have fought for,
defended and celebrated. Let’s have
the courage to care not about what’s
popular, but about what’s right.
For Truth and Faith,
for Justice and
for Right...
John A.W.
Argosy/Argosy Staf
Forget that cute guy’s
name at the bar?
MTA! Wher e ar e y our Mi ssed at Mt . A submi ssi ons?
Emai l mi ssed@mt t oday !
Did somebody
make your day?
January 12, 2012
Garnet and Gold celebrates 80 years
Musical theatre
society continues
legacy with
production of
Willy Wonka
2012 marks the eightieth anniversary
of Mount Allison’s mainstream
musical theatre society, Garnet and
Gold (G&G).
Te G&G Society was founded
in 1932 making it one of the oldest
societies on campus. Each year the
society presents a large-scale musical
featuring a cast and crew of about
a hundred people. From January
19- 21, G&G will be continuing
its long-standing legacy of popular
productions with Roald Dahl’s
beloved story Willy Wonka.
Te society initially began as
an ofshoot of the Mount Allison
Choral Society, under the direction
of Prof. Harold S. Hamer. Te very
frst production was the Gilbert and
Sullivan H.M.S. Pinafore in 1932. In
the early 1960s, the group became an
ofcial Mt. A society.
Te society production progress
halted for several years in the late
1930s and throughout the 1970s.
However, G&G picked up again in
the 1980s when they diversifed their
performance preferences, and began
to present larger Broadway musicals.
G&G has continued to steadily
and consecutively present popular
musicals for almost thirty years. Since
their performance of Hello Dolly in
1987, not a year has gone by without a
G&G production. Te society has also
been casting non-university students
and community members into their
productions since 2002, making the
society much larger, more inclusive,
and with more diverse talent.
G&G musicals are presented to
the public, specifcally children and
schools, and the society understands
the importance of presenting shows
that enjoyable for people of all-ages.
Current G&G President Justin
Tomas explains that “We recognize
that we play an important role in
the community through providing
youth with this valuable theatrical
experience. Tis also gives high
school students a taste of the Mt. A
experience. Personally when in high
school, my G&G experience helped
me decide to go to Mt. A”
Tomas wasn’t the only person
whose decision to attend Mt. A
was afected by the G&G Society,
Alumnus Ian Mullan, who currently
runs trrrash, a Halifax based theatre
company, was also drawn to the
university’s theatre community.
“When I got my Mt. A acceptance
letter I was a sucker for the little
note they put on the bottom saying I
should get involved with G&G.  My
application talked about all the
community theatre I had been doing
in my hometown in Ontario and it
was awesome to see someone read the
application. “
Mullan was involved in several
G&G productions between 2003-
2007, including Footloose, Oklahoma!
and Te Wizard of Oz. He now writes
and produces his own materials with
trrrash. He believes that G&G helped
him to get where
he is now.
“  I think that
the Mt. A theatre
community helped
me set my own
parameters of
how much I want
to be involved in
theatre and how
to be a self-starter
when projects I’m
interested in aren’t
just falling from
the sky. But that
has also has opened
up a lot of possibilities for me and
allowed me to pursue theatre projects
that are personally rewarding that I
select for myself.”
Tis year, G&G will continue
to make history with their debut
performance of Willy Wonka. Te
musical is a stage adaptation of
the classic story Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory. It follows a
young boy named Charlie Beckett
and several memorable and eccentric
children into the magical world of
Willy Wonka’s candy factory.
Te show was cast in September
and the main set of rehearsals began
in early November. Te production is
comprised of a cast of 50 university
students and local youth, 12
musicians in the pit band and over 40
production crew members.
Te script to the play is based
of the 1997 flm, though many
cuts and several character additions
have been made. Te
stage adaptation also
contains more musical
numbers, including 15
original songs.
Because the musical
is based upon such
an iconic and magical
story, the cast and crew
encountered several
exciting challenges
throughout the
production process.
For frst-year
student, Francis
Dowlatabadi, who plays
Willy Wonka, the biggest challenge
of taking on the lead role was putting
a unique spin on such a familiar
“Almost everyone has seen at least
one of the two movie versions, and
avoiding the interpretations delivered
by Wilder and Depp while staying
faithful to the source material was
very difcult. However, I’d defnitely
say that the most fun part of Wonka to
play is the balance of lightheartedness
and dark humour that I see in him.
Something about that odd mix makes
him extremely compelling to me.”
Te staging process also proved
to be difcult. But as director Karen
Valanne reveals, it was also an
opportunity to invent creative staging
“Tere’s a chocolate river and a
pink candy boat and the characters
have to foat around the Fizzy Lifting
room.   But the show starts with
Wonka singing about the power
of imagination, so that’s what I’m
relying on.   Te audience has to use
their imagination for some of these
things.  Tat’s the beauty of theatre.  If
you tell people what’s going on and
the actors are committed to it, the
audience will go with you.  Te most
challenging thing has been to try to
capture some of the magic of such a
beloved tale. “
Tomas adds that “the nature of
staging a musical is diferent from
the flm, and the audience can expect
some great surprises. Ultimately one
of the joys that separates the stage
production from the flm is that
theatre allows for the imagination
and thus participation of the
audience. Tey will need to use ‘pure
Te show will be performed at
Convocation Hall. Tickets can be
purchased at Joeys, Tidewaterbooks,
the SAC ofce, at
garnetandgold, as well a at the box
ofce the night of the performance.
Julia McMillan
Arts and Literature Editor
& Gold
[ The audience] will
need to use ‘pure
Justin Thomas
President of the
Garnet and Gold
Top Left: Submitted photo by Karen
Snell from the 1994 production of Bye
Bye Birdie.
Top Right and Middle Left: From the
upcoming performance of Willy Wonka
taken by Justin Thomas.
Bottom left and right: Photos from the
2006 performance of Oklahoma!
1932 Te H.M.S Pinafore
1934 Te Mikado
1935 Patience
1936 Te H.M.S Pinafore
1943 Te Gondoliers
1946 Te Yeoman of the Guard
1949 Te Gondoliers

1954 Ruddigore
1956 Patience
1958 Te Mikado
1979 Guys and Dolls
1982 H.M.S Pinafore
1983 Te Mikado
1984 My Fair Lady
1985 Oliver
1987 Hello Dolly
1988 Grease
1990 Oklahoma
1992 Guys and Dolls
1993 Fiddler on the Roof
1994 Bye Bye Birdie

1995 Cabaret
1996 Te Sound of Music
1997 Te Pirates of Penzance
1998 Crazy for You
1999 Once Upon a Mattress
2000 Anything Goes
2001 Kiss Me Kate
2002 Annie Get Your Gun

2003 Fiddler on Te roof
2004 Footloose
2005 Copacabana
2006 Oklahoma
2007 Te Wizard of Oz
2008 Cinderella
2009 Fame
2010 Toroughly Modern Millie
2011 Seussical
2012 Willy Wonka
Te Argosy
Professor Glen Nichols welcomed
an enthusiastic crowd of student
thespians last Monday evening to kick
of Windsor Teatre’s 2012 winter
season. Students and professors from
Mount Allison’s Drama Department
shared their ideas and current
projects with the group, and it seems
as though the next few months are
going to be full of exciting dramatic
treats for all who love the theatre.
Alex Fancy, director of the much-
loved Tintamarre production,
gave a short preview of what this
year’s production has in store. Te
production is called Camp, and—in
true Tintamarre fashion—tells the
bilingual story of a group of thirteen
campers who sufer from eco-phobia.
“I invite you all to come to camp!”
said Fancy, who continued to describe
the production as an ecologically-
themed bilingual comedy.
While this season promises to
ofer some light hearted productions,
there will also be a number of darker,
weightier and more experimental
pieces. Drama student Spencer
Yarnell described a one act play he
Windsor Theatre Out of the Box
Windsor Theatre
prepares for an
exciting winter
Joel Young
Arts and Literature Writer
will be directing entitled Abel. Te
play will aim to re-interpret the story
of Cain and Abel from Genesis.
“Tis story is the frst act of human
violence,” said Yarnell. Te play will
be a collaborative efort between the
actors and the director, aiming to
interpret the story, as well as the most
experimental way to communicate
the ideas implicit in the story to the
Yarnell claims that nothing is too
out there for this project: “It’s going
to be Windsor Teatre ‘out of its
Tis season will also feature a major
production directed by Glen Nichols,
a play reading series and a number of
shorter plays.
To fnd out more about this
winter’s performance schedule, or
to learn how you can be a part of
Windsor Teatre’s team of volunteers,
visit their website, accessible through
Argosy/Fiona Cai
Earth Skins: Tree Decades of
Drawings by Susan Wood
Opening at the Owens Art Gallery
on Friday January 13
Halifax based artist and Mount
Allison Fine Arts alumnus Susan
Wood will be showcasing her work
in an exhibition entitled Earth
Skins:Tree Decades of Drawings
by Susan Wood. Te exhibit will
feature Wood’s work from the past
decade, and will feature a series of
drawings which explore themes of
fnitude and mortality. Using a wide
range of artistic techniques, Wood
incorporates museology, botany and
geography into her work.
Te exhibition will run from
January 13- February 26. For more
information, visit owns.
D’arcy Wilson: Tuck
Opening alongside Earthskins at the
Owens on Friday January 13
D’arcy Wilson, a New Brunswick
artist and Mount Allison Fine Arts
alumnus, will present her multimedia
installation, Tuck, at the Owens Art
Gallery next week. Her work looks at
the complexities of western societies’
relationship with wildlife, while
dealing with ideas of isolation and
Pierrot Lunaire: A Centennial
On January 21, join Helen Pridmore
and guest performers as they
celebrate the 100th anniversary
of Pierrot Lunaire, Schoenberg’s
Things to see and do at Mt. A
arts events in
Sackville this
Admitting you don’t like the
Muppets is like admitting you are
a major downer. What’s not to love
about the Swedish Chef, Beaker and
Miss Piggy? Nothing, that’s what.
When it comes to making your own
Muppets, the possibilities are endless.
Happy and adorable or dark and
trippy—there is a Muppet design
for everyone. Today Te Argosy shows
you how to unleash your inner Jim
Hensen and make a puppet that will
be your friend for life!
-A piece of Styro Foam or soft Foam
for the head.
- One yard of stretchy feece, for
puppet’s skin.
- Some children’s clothes, or adult
clothes depending on how big you
want to make your little guy/gal.
- Plastic bottle caps and a black
sharpie, or craft store goggly-eyes (for
the eyes)
- Some black and red felt.
- A cheap wig, a bunch of yarn or a
fun child-sized hat (for the hair)
DIY: Not quite a
mop, not quite a
The Argosy’s
“Do it Yourself”
column teaches
you how to make
your very own
Joel Young
Arts and Literature Writer
- Hot glue gun, or spray adhesive.
- A needle and thread. Tat’s right
fellas, we’re getting our sew on.
1. Make the head. Form the basic
shape of the head with a sharp knife
(be careful not to cut your fngers!).
Tere are no rules as to how you
shape the head, just cut incrementally
and be mindful of the hair and/or
hat you will be putting on your new
friend. Draw a rough sketch of the
facial features to make this step easier.
2. Cut out the eyes and mouth. You
can detach the lower jaw piece and
put on a new one with cardboard later
for a fappy mouthed Muppet. Make
a space in the skull to put your hand
when you’re fnished. Glue a piece of
excess foam to the face to form a nose.
Allow to dry.
3. Use hot glue to attach the skin. Cut
a piece of feece that is big enough
to cover your puppet head and start
gluing it to the middle of the face.
Make sure you glue the feece deep
into the eye sockets. Moving out
from the center, keep readjusting,
stretching and gluing until you have
covered the face evenly and securely.
4. Make eyes and the bottom of the
jaw out of bottle caps and cardboard.
Use felt to make the pupils, tongue
and inside of the mouth.
5. Make ears, eye brows and a neck
using felt and cardboard.
6. Put on clothes. Glue collar of
shirt or blouse to the puppet’s neck.
Crumple up newspaper or extra foam
to give the Muppet some bulk. Use
cotton gloves for hands.
You’re done!
Correction Notice:
Julia McMillan
Arts and Literature Editor
Internet Photo/ Owensartgallery
In the November 24 issue of Te Argosy, the article
“Examining the hazards of being uninvolved:
A book review Te Remains of the Day” was
published under Joel Young’s name, however
Argosy correspondent Sean McDonell actually
wrote the article.
We apologize for the confusion.
Internet Photo/ Muppetwikia
D’Arcy Wilson will be showcasing her work in an exhibition called
“Tuck” at the Owens Art Gallery next Friday.
chamber music masterpiece that
has infuenced musicians ever since
and has been performed by artists as
diverse as Cleo Laine and Bjork. Tis
staged presentation tells the story of
the tragic clown with some of the
fnest musicians in the Maritimes,
along with new video by Ryan Suter
and scenography by Decima Mitchell.
Te performance will be held at the
Brunton Auditorium at 7:30.
For more information contact
January 12, 2012
Russian researchers from the Arctic
and Antarctic Research Institute in
St. Petersburg have good reason to
be excited: they are quickly closing in
on a discovery that may reveal forms
of life that have never before been
Ancient and frigid, the waters of
Lake Vostok in Antarctica have been
sealed away from the rest of the Earth
under four kilometres of ice for at least
fourteen million years. Sixteen square
kilometres in size and dropping to
depths of 1050 meters, Lake Vostok
is sizeable and unique. Not only has
it remained untouched for millions
of years, it is also abnormally rich in
oxygen. Fifty times more oxygen is
present in Lake Vostok than in most
freshwater lakes on the surface. Any
life that exists within Lake Vostok
will not only be far removed from
modern evolution, but will also have
adapted to the unusual and special
Te Antarctic Treaty Secretariat
put a stopper on the AARI’s
attempts to explore Lake Vostok
for years, arguing that their drilling
would contaminate the pristine
environment. Devising a new plan,
the AARI designed a drill that would
be pushed back up through the ice
by Vostok’s pressure. Once the water
refreezes, the drill will sample the
newly formed ice, instead of directly
sampling from the lake itself.
Lake Vostok formed by sheets of
ice trapping Earth’s geothermal heat.
As the ice continued to pile up on
top of the surface of the lake, Vostok
was buried deeper and deeper, yet
remained liquid. John Priscu from
Montana State University, a scientist
currently exploring another Antarctic
lake, told Reuters, “I think Lake
Vostok is an oasis under the ice sheet
for life. It would be really wild to
thoroughly sample, but until we learn
how to get into the system cleanly
that’s an issue.”
Many scientists are concerned
about contaminating the lake, even
The depths of Lake Vostok
intent on
exploring ancient
Antarctic lake
Shawn Seeley
Science and Technology Editor
despite the researchers having satisfed
the Secretariat. Even those working
on the project Vostok Station are
nervous. “I feel very excited, but once
we do it there is no going back,” said
Alexei Ekaikin about their research.
“Once you touch it, it will be touched
Once the Russian researchers are
able to break through the ice and
collect their samples, the mysteries
of Lake Vostok will undoubtedly
become top science news. Will they
fnd life? If so, what kind of life?
Will it look like life as we know
it today, or will there be species
radically diferent than any witnessed
previously? Perhaps even their genetic
material will be diferent than we
expect, mirroring fndings like those
from Mono Lake in the previous
year, where bacteria were found to
incorporate arsenic into their DNA.
Researchers at Vostok Station
admit that they may not penetrate the
ice for many months, but also allow
for the possibility that the drill may
break through within the next several
weeks. Only time will tell how quickly
the research proceeds, and how soon
we can have answers to these burning
Internet Photo/Wikipedia
In today’s digital world, most of us
have a social media presence – “a
virtual personality made up of status
updates, tweets and connections” -
but the big question is: What happens
to that personality after you’ve died?
In a recent TED Talk, Adam Ostrow,
technological entrepreneur and
executive editor at Mashable, revealed
a wide set of rich new possibilities
that the internet brings for people
who can continue to live on ‘in the
cloud’, even beyond death.
By the end of 2012, an estimated one
billion people on this planet will be
actively using social networking sites.
For Ostrow, this is of great signifcance
because what is being created is an
“incredibly rich digital archive that’s
going to live in the cloud indefnitely,
years after we’re gone.”
A number of services aimed at post-
mortem communication within the
cloud have already been established allows users to create a
video message that can be posted to
their Facebook timeline after they
die. According to the website, it is the
‘frst and only Facebook application’
that provides this novel service to
Facebook users. One simply has to
install the app on Facebook, compose
a message, and choose three trustees
from their friends list who will
be entrusted with delivering their
message for them. Your last post no
longer needs to happen while you are
alive. provides a
service that allows users to create an
Death goes social: dying in the digital age
Science and Technology Writer
Researchers at Vostok Station are close to penetrating the ice above Lake Vostok,
dipping into waters that have been undisturbed for fourteen million years.
Closing in on ‘the
God particle’
John Fraser
Argosy Correspondent
If you were following science news
in 2011, you almost certainly heard
about the Large Hadron Collider.
A pinnacle of engineering, it
has been called "...a Mecca to
scientists the world over," by
Sheldon Cooper of the Big Bang
Teory. Tis amazing (and costly)
piece of technology has taken on
the task of delving into some of
the most fundamental questions
in contemporary physics. If
these questions are answered,
they will have deep implications
for not only theoretical physics,
but for philosophy as well.
Despite all this, many of us are
left wondering, "What does a
massive, super conducting, super
expensive, proton smashing ring
have to do with me?”
Before answering this, let's rewind
the clock on the Large Hadron
Collider. Also known as the
CERN supercollider, the LHC is
a twenty-seven kilometer ring of
tubes lined with superconducting
magnets. Tese magnets are used
to propel two protons in opposite
directions and collide them head
on. As they collide and essentially
disintegrate, the research teams
take measurements of the
subatomic ‘debris.’ It is within this
high-energy debris that scientists
are hoping to replicate the state
of the universe immediately
following the big bang. Chief
amongst this smattering of
subatomic particles is the Higgs
boson particle.
Nicknamed ‘the God particle’ by
the popular science community,
the Higgs boson is theorized to
be the carrier of mass and is the
only remaining undiscovered
elementary particle predicted
by the Standard Model of
particle physics. Te Standard
Model describes our universe as
being made up of twelve basic
particles and governed by four
forces, all at the subatomic level.
Te Higgs boson, if discovered,
would provide further evidence
for the Higgs Field, complete
the Standard Model, and reveal
the origin of mass in sub atomic
particles. Unfortunately, the
Higgs boson would have to be
large, and large particles decay
far too quickly to be measured.
Physicists at CERN are working
hard to fnd the Higgs boson,
and when they do, many of our
questions about the origin of mass
will be answered. We now return
to that fundamental question:
why should you care?
It probably won't impact your
party habits, class schedule
or annual trips to exotic
international destinations.
However, if the Higgs boson
particle is found, it will help to
ground the credibility of the
Standard Model. It is found that
the Higgs-Boson particle doesn't
exist, we will know that our basic
understanding of the universe
is inaccurate. Since so much of
science and philosophy is bent
on explaining our universe and
its origin, the discoveries made at
the Large Hadron Collider could
reshape the way we understand
and look at the universe.
Rest assured, scientists are hard
at work looking for this answer,
with the amount of information
received by the LHC expected
to double for 2012. Fabiola
Gianotti, spokeswoman for the
experiment, suggested that the
Higgs-Boson could be confrmed
or denied in the coming year.
Instead of a 2012 apocalypse, you
can now look forward to a brand
new perspective on our wonderful
online tribute to their loved ones,
complete with photos, videos and
stories. 1000 Memories allows their
users to post a multimedia scrapbook
of remembrance for their deceased
friends and family.
Perhaps the most interesting of these
developments is the emergence of a
new range of technologies capable of
analyzing huge amounts of human-
produced text and video. By making
probabilistic assumptions, these new
technologies could make it possible
for our “digital personas to continue
to interact in the real world long after
we’re gone thanks to the vastness of
the amount of content we’re creating,”
according to Ostrow.
One service called My Next Tweet
analyzes a user’s entire Twitter stream
and makes predictions as to what you
might say next. While the service
currently produces quite comical
results, exponential growth in the
technical capabilities of such services
over the next decade could produce
robots that will be able to interact
more similarly to humans.
Ostrow believes that one day it
will be possible to use this kind of
technology to
“beam a
of our loved
ones into our
living rooms, and
interact in a very
lifelike way based
on all the context
they created while
they were alive.”
In closing his
TED Talk, Ostrow
was careful to
remind everyone
of the implications
of these new technologies. “What
we all need to be thinking about
is if we want (this) to become our
reality – and if so, what it means for a
defnition of life and everything that
comes after it.”
Te Argosy
The 2011 Top Ten in Sci/Tech
Recalling last year’s biggest moments
Internet Photo/Fukushima
Japan's trifecta: earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown forced the world to reconsider emergency preparations, building technologies and nuclear safety.
A new year is upon us, and 2012 promises
to deliver big science questions, answers
and of course, the stories that accompany
them. In looking forward to this year’s
advancements, we would be remiss to
forget that last year was an excellent year
for science, and so let us take a look at what
mattered the most for science in 2011.
1. Japan’s deadly trio of disasters
On March 11, an enormous 8.9 earthquake
rocked Japan. Te earthquake triggered
one of the most devastating natural
disasters in recent times, sending a massive
tsunami hurtling across Japan’s coasts. Te
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
was damaged, experienced three meltdowns
and several explosions. Te fnal death toll
was 16,000.
2. Weather gone wild
Te world experienced some its worst
weather in recent history. Breaking one
hundred year old records, foods, fres,
tornadoes, land slides, and hurricanes
devastated the world. Highlighting the need
for a paradigm shift, the wacky weather
of 2011 emphasized climate change over
merely global warming.
3. Looking for Martians
NASA sent its latest rover to the red planet,
searching for evidence of life. Featuring
oceans larger than Earth’s, the dusty planet
may be hiding microbes in its soils that the
Curiosity rover is bent on fnding.
Shawn Seeley
Science and Technology Editor
4. Space Shuttle Program cancelled
President Obama disappointed many
scientists and fans around the world when
the costly Space Shuttle Program was shut
down. Further blows were issued when the
program scheduled to replace it, plans to
return to the moon, and for a manned trip
to Mars were all cancelled as well.
5. Faster-than-light Neutrinos
Scientists at CERN shocked the world
when they produced results suggesting
that Einstein’s theory of relativity may be
wrong. Measuring neutrinos that arrived
just a fraction too quickly, the physicists
were certain they’d found particles moving
faster than photons, or beyond the speed of
light. Whether these fndings stand up to
rigorous peer review and retesting is yet to
be seen.
6. Steve Jobs
Te death of Apple’s long time CEO
and visionary Steve Jobs moved the
technological community. Jobs, though
not always providing the best product
in his earlier years with Apple, had
revolutionized the personal technology
industry, emphasizing products that were
sleek, sexy, and ergonomic. Before losing his
battle with cancer, it is safe to say that Jobs
fundamentally changed what consumers
expect from technology.
7. Technology fuels revolutions
Whether you choose to speak about Egypt,
Libya, or the United States, social media
undeniably played an unprecedented role
in catalyzing revolutions around the world.
From mobilizing Arab Spring to creating
motivation for the Occupy Wall Street
movement, social media established itself
as a tool of solidarity for the people. Some
countries have already began considering
how to limit its impact.
8. Planet search explodes
Te search for planets, now aided by the
powerful Kepler telescope, exploded in 2011.
Racing forward, scientists were discovering
planets faster than the world could keep up
with. Particularly promising among them
is Kepler 22-b, which is roughly Earth-
sized and could theoretically have liquid
water. Kepler’s search for habitable planets
and the possibility of extraterrestrial life
will continue to prosper as more planets
like Kepler 22-b are discovered.
9. AIDS vaccine in human trials
Researchers from the University of Western
Ontario were granted permission from the
FDA to conduct the frst human trials for
an HIV vaccine. Entering the frst phase
of trials, forty HIV positive individuals
will receive the vaccine. Te second phase
will include six hundred HIV negative
individuals. Within the decade, it is possible
that inoculations for HIV will be found to
be as efective as those for measles, rubella
and so forth. Immunity to the HIV virus
may be accomplished.
10. IBM’s computer wins Jeopardy!
Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of
Jeopardy’s most successful contestants, were
no match for IBM’s computer, Watson.
Watson defeated its human rivals in a three
day competition. A pinnacle moment for
computers, Watson’s winning strategies
suggest that technology truly is catching up
to us. In the future, as quantum computing
improves, computers may be able to not
only answer questions with the answers
that ‘ft best’ according their calculations,
but may also be able to reason and use logic.
10 Sci/Tech
IBM Beats Jeopardy
AIDS Vaccine Trials
Planet Discoveries
Tech Revolutionaries
Apple Genius Dies
Space Shuttle
Program Cancelled
Finding Martians
(Sort of)
Wild Wicked
Tsunami and Melt
Songs of Man
02 CANNON BROS.* Firecracker / Cloudglow (Disintegration)
26 FOAM LAKE* Force and Matter (Self-Released)
28 THE WOODEN SKY* City of Light (Black Box)
07 LONG WEEKENDS* Warmer Weather (Self-Released)
11 COREY ISENOR* The Hunting Party (Self-Released)
01 ADAM MOWERY* They Won’t Know Where We Are - Live at CHSR (Self-Released)
12 SISKIYOU* Keep Away the Dead (Constellation)
18 TASSEOMANCY* Ulalume (Out of This Spark)
08 MARINE DREAMS* Marine Dreams (You’ve Changed)
15 THE WEATHER STATION* All Of It Was Mine (You’ve Changed)
23 DELORO* Deloro (Idée Fixe)
06 QUAKER PARENTS* Taps Turn Off (Self-Released)
30 CHAD VANGAALEN* Diaper Island (Flemish Eye)
24 WASHED OUT Within and Without (Sub Pop)
21 THE VACCINES What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? (Columbia)
19 TOM WAITS Bad As Me (Anti-)
27 WILL CURRIE AND THE COUNTRY FRENCH*Awake You Sleepers (File Under: Music)
25 DIRTY BEACHES* Lone Runner b/w Stye Eye (Suicide Squeeze)
04 JOEL PLASKETT/SHOTGUN JIMMIE* Joel Plaskett/Shotgun Jimmie Split (New Scotland)
29 SOUTHERN SHORES* Atlantic (Cascine)
20 SNAILHOUSE* Sentimental Gentleman (Forward Music Group)
14 ADAM COHEN* Like A Man (EMI)
16 WILCO* The Whole Love (dBpm)
El Camino
These Parks
13 APOLLO GHOSTS* Money Has No Heart (Geographing)
Divine Providence
(Fun Dog)
05 MOBY DICKS, THE / NEEDLES // PINS* The Moby Dicks / Needles // Pins Split (Mammoth Cave)
10 HONHEEHONHEE* Shouts (Self-Released)
Hot Picks from Stereophonic Organizers Kevin and Jess
Kevin Brasier and Jess Palmer
Kevin’s Picks:
David Simard – MTA Chapel:
Simard is not your typical folk act. His voice gets you
hooked, and his expert musicianship keeps you interested.
The Chapel is the perfect venue for a performer of this
Lucy Niles and the Mouthbreathers – Bridge Street Café:
This will probably be the rst and last time you see a punk
band at the Bridge Street Café. Hold on to your butt, R.A!
The North Lakes – George’s (Fri):
This band saved my life, and they’ll sure as hell save yours.
Don’t miss it.
Yellow Teeth – George’s (Sat):
As co-founders of Sackville’s burgeoning underground punk
scene, Yellow Teeth are on a serious mission to mess you up.
You have been warned.
Jess’ Picks:
B.A. Johnston - The Pond:
A dear friend of Sackville and performer of the highest
callibre. I dare you to nd anyone else who puts more of
themselves into a show than this guy. Not to be missed,
especially for those who have never lived the B.A.
Banded Stilts - The Vogue:
Steve Haley’s voice is like a dream, and his lyrics spin
stories that make you feel like a long lost friend. Banded
Stilts are what The Vogue has always been waiting for.
Lake Names - George’s (Fri):
These guys write catchy songs to get your day going the
right way. I’d like to wake up to them playing a show in my
kitchen on a Monday morning (or at George’s on a Friday
Adam Mowery - Struts:
Mowery’s eager acoustic pop tunes make me want to drink
kool-aid and shake my head around.
Te Argosy
Mounties split games versus SMU, X
First game of
2012 features
steamrolling of
SMU 8-1
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
Mount Allison/Sue Seaborn
Mount Allison’s captain Lauren Oickle from Moncton, NB (10), leads the pack as she takes the puck into the
Huskie end. The Mounties won the game 8-1 led by multi-point nights from six players including Oickle.
Te frst full weekend of 2012
provided the hockey Mounties with
two completely diferent experiences.
On Saturday, Mt. A came out fring
on all cylinders to defeat the visiting
Saint Mary’s Huskies by a score of
8-1 while on Sunday the X-Women
from Antigonish broke up the perfect
weekend by shutting out Mt. A 3-0 in
front of a loud Sackville crowd.
Mt. A rode eight even strength
goals to victory on Saturday as they
hit the ground running to start the
2012 season. Captain Lauren Oickle
got the scoring started just over four
minutes into the frst period putting
the puck past SMU goaltender
Mallory Sanford. Ashlyn Somers
then added her frst of two goals in
the game three minutes later. Katelyn
Morton picked up her frst point of
the night assisting on Somers’ tally
before adding two goals four minutes
and seventeen second apart in the
Morton’s second goal of the game
prompted a goaltending change from
SMU who put Bria Sharkey after
Sanford gave up six goals on twenty
shots. Fifth year veteran Lisa Riley,
who tallied an assist on Morton’s
second goal and fnished a team
best plus-four on the day, noted the
importance of getting back into the
rhythm of things after the long break
was a crucial factor in Saturday’s win.
“We practiced every day this week
and it helped a lot. Normally we have
Monday’s of but it was good to have
the extra ice time to get rid of some of
the jitters before playing.”
First year players Kristy Lanigan
and Riki Krentz scored in the third
period to record their frst ever goals
with the Mounties. Megan Corley-
Byrne was solid in net despite
not playing since November 27 as
she stopped thirteen of fourteen
shots in the game. Halifax native
sophomore Lindsay James rounded
out the scoring and added an assist on
Oickle’s goal to continue leading Mt.
A with six goals and ffteen points to
stay in the top ten for scoring in the
Sunday was a complete
turn around for Mt. A as the visiting
CIS fourth ranked X-Women took
two points from the Mounties in
AUS hockey action. Alex Normore,
Nicole Hansom and Daniela Falconio
scored in the frst, second, and third
respectively while Kristy Garrow
made twenty-fve saves for the 3-0
shutout Sunday at the Tantramar
Veterans Memorial Civic Centre.
Te game was much more balanced
than Saturday’s tilt, with both
teams getting quality chances that
were not refected in the fnal score.
Te Mounties stayed disciplined,
only giving up two power-play
opportunities while Corley-Byrne,
making her second start in twenty-
four hours, stopped 38/41 shots for
a respectable .927 save percentage in
the game.
Up next for the Mounties is their
third straight home game of 2012
as UPEI travels to Sackville, New
Brunswick to take on the Mounties.
Puck drops at 7:00 pm.
While students traditionally use
the winter break to relax and
catch up on sleep, this was not
the case for the Mount Allison
University swim team. As part
of their continuing training
towards the AUS Championship
in February, six members of the
Mount Allison Swim Team, as
well as head coach John Peters,
travelled south to Orlando,
Florida to attend a training camp
from December 26 until January
Over the course of the week,
the team practiced fourteen times
at the YMCA of Central Florida,
swimming no less than four
hours every day. Tey travelled
and trained alongside the UNB
Fredericton swimmers. "Te
camp was really benefcial to all
team members who attended,”
says team captain MacGregor
Grant. “It should make a big
diference in helping move up
the ranking both in individual
events and relays in order to gain
more points for the team."
Explains Coach John Peters:
“We trained twice a day 8:00-
10:00am and 4:30-6:30 pm;
long course in the morning and
short course in the afternoon.
We swam on average 7000m in
the mornings and 6500m in the
evenings.” Overall, the swimmers
specializing in shorter races each
swam an average of 75km over
the course of the camp, while
the distance swimmers covered
83km. During a single practice
on New Year’s Eve, swimmers
Marya Peters and Casey Losier
swam a grueling 10 km set;
a practice that alone can last
almost three hours. “Florida was
a great opportunity to get in lots
of intense swimming before the
AUS championship” says Losier
“It was a great way for the team
to bond as well.”
Despite the hard work the
Mounties also took the time to
sightsee; they toured Orlando
and surfed and kayaked at Cocoa
Beach. Most afternoons were
spent by the hotel poolside,
getting ready for the evening
workouts. However, the team
is now back in the Mt. A
pool, preparing themselves for
their next meet, hosted by the
University of PEI, the weekend
of January 21. It will be the
last meet before the highly
anticipated Championships at
Mounties team
up with UNB
for camp in
Taylor Losier
Argosy Correspondent
Mount Allison’s men’s basketball team opened the
2012 portion of the schedule with a convincing
79-43 victory over the NSAC Rams in Truro this
past Sunday. Te victory came on the heels of a 78-
64 exhibition loss to the University of Maine at
Machias Clippers forty-eight hours earlier.
On Friday, the Mounties battled hard but came
away with an exhibition loss against the Clippers.
Te frst game of 2012 provided recently hired
head coach Duane Starratt a chance to put more
of a mark on the team, which was welcomed with
enthusiasm by third year guard Tim Crouse who
said, “It was extremely important because we’ve had
a few practices to get used to the new coach and
new system so we really wanted to show that we
were able to adapt to the changes.” Despite the loss,
the team battled hard against a Clippers team that
had the size advantage on them. MacKenzie Brown
excelled in the game, advancing the ball seamlessly
Basketball men open 2012 with win
Men power past
Rams after dropping
exhibition game
Robert Murray
Sports Editor
from one end of the court to the other.
Mt. A held Maine to a very tight six-point lead
after the second half, but a strong third quarter
pushed the team from below the forty-ninth
parallel ahead for good. By the start of the fourth
quarter, Brandon Malally had become the focus of
Maine’s defense, stifing the 6-4 Psychology major
from Truro. Kevin Monaghan and Ian McShane
also contributed to the ofensive output by the
team on Friday that saw the team fall short of their
points for per-game, which stood at 77.75 per game
heading into the New Year.
On Sunday the men took the lessons learned
from their loss to Maine and channeled them
efectively to the tune of a convincing 79-43 victory
over the NSAC Rams. Four Mounties reached
double digits as Brandon Malally lead the scoring
with nineteen points followed by Ben Chisholm
who dropped twelve. MacKenzie Brown and Ian
McShane each added eleven to move the Mounties
to 3-1 on the road and 5-3 overall on the season.
Te win puts the Mounties into third place in the
ACAA Men’s Basketball standings behind the 8-0
Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics (MSVU)
and 5-2 St. Tomas University Tommies (STU.)
Te Mounties head of to Fredericton this
weekend for an all New Brunswick matchup versus
the Tommies. Action gets underway at 8:00 PM.
Forward Brandon Malally scores two
of his game-high nineteen points again
NSAC. The Mounties won 79-43 to move
into third place in the ACAA standings.
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January 12, 2012 SPORTS
Mount Allison's six-foot-four
has won University Athlete of the
Week honours again for leading his
Mounties’ men’s basketball team
to another win in Truro over the
NSAC Rams, 79-43. He led the
scoring with 19 points and seven
rebounds to pace   the Mounties to
another league victory. And in a 64-
78 exhibition loss  
against Machias on Friday, Malally
led the scoring again with 34 points.
Malally was Mount Allison's
November Athlete of the Month
is averaging 18 points per league
game so far this season.
A third-year player with the
Mounties, Malally comes from
Truro, NS  where he is a past two-
time MVP with the Cobequid
Educational Centre  team. Te
former high school league all-star
was the Mounties' Rookie  of the
Year in 2009-10. At six-four and
235 pounds he has been a dominant
player every game for the Mounties.
Mount Allison's forward ASHLYN
SOMERS led the Mounties to
an 8-1 victory over Saint Mary?s
Huskies, and a third-place AUS
ranking. Somers had two goals and
one assist to lead the way, and was
named as  
one of the game stars for her eforts.
Head coach Zach Ball was
pleased with Somer's performance
and said, "Ashlyn has played a huge
role for us this year on one of our
top  lines. She plays both power
play and penalty kill and has really
developed into a strong leader for
our team, on and of the ice."
Somers is second in the AUS
for game-winning goals and ninth
in the plus-minus ratings. A 5'5"
third-year player with the Mounties,
Somers comes from Murray River,
PEI. She is a former Athlete of
the Year and Hockey MVP with
the Riverhawks of Rothesay
Netherwood School in New
Brunswick, and was also a member
of the U-18 Prince Edward Island
provincial team in 2008.
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Chelsea King
Chelsea King from Shoal,
Newfoundland, is a left winger
(Forward) for Mount Allison
University's hockey team in addition
to being a third year Chemistry major
and Biology minor. Tis is her third
year playing on the hockey team, but
she is not just a hockey player, as she
fnds other ways to keep busy of the
Chelsea has volunteered with
Mounties in Motion, the student
athlete volunteer society which
helps athletes fnd time in their
busy schedules to volunteer at Salem
Elementary School. She also works
two part time jobs at the Mt. A
Fitness and Athletic Centre. Chelsea
has not only played hockey for ten
years, but she is also involved in track
and feld and runs the 100 and 200
meter sprint. Her sister Courtney,
also a member of the Mounties
hockey team, was very involved in
long distance running and her mother
thought it would be good for Chelsea
to try sprinting because she was so
fast on the ice. Tis turned out to be
a good idea and she had just enough
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Argosy Correspondent
time to start formal training before
the 2009 Canada Games where she
competed for Team Newfoundland.
During the summer she plays ball
hockey, and just this past summer her
team won Eastern Regionals.
Chelsea doesn't just play sports,
she is involved in the coaching side as
well, helping local coach John Bryden
with a team he takes to compete in
the Chowder Cup in Boston. She
provides support for Bryden as well
as being a positive role model for
the girls to look up to. Hockey, ball
hockey and sprinting seem like a lot
of sports for one person to play, but
she also plays basketball and is even
the captain of her intramural
team here at Mt. A. Finally, Chelsea
was able to participate in the
student therapist program for Mt.
A and volunteered with our very
own women's Rugby team. She
learned some valuable skills, such as
concussion testing, which is making
headlines everywhere these days, and
was able to help a fellow Mt. A team
in the process.
Te hockey season is so long,
lasting from September until early
March, that Chelsea has had to keep
her life organized in order to balance
school along with her many other
endeavours. Along with managing a
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full course load, she was an Academic
All Canadian last year and is on track
for the same again this year.
When asked how she keeps her
life so organized, she replied that she
uses hockey as a place to escape the
madness that school can sometimes
cause. She has never asked for an
extension once while here at school,
and assured me she has never handed
in a late assignment, but fnds it better
to make sure all her work is done so
while she is at the rink she can just
think about hockey. She even went so
far as to suggest without hockey, she
would not know what to do with all
her free time. Hockey is a motivator
for her, not an excuse, but that's not
to say that she did not have a learning
Tis is again where hockey helped
her, because she learned from other
girls on the team to put her time in
and get her school work done frst.
She looks at herself as a student
frst and, in her own words, “We
leave here to get an education and
playing hockey is a bonus. School
comes frst.” Chelsea has many fond
memories from her years thus far
with the Mt. A hockey team, but her
favourite memory is a game against
Dalhousie when she scored her frst
goal. “I scored and was so excited that
I skated as fast and hard as I could
down the ice. One of the older girls
had to grab me to stop me so everyone
could celebrate with me.” Tat game
also meant a lot to her because her
roommate, Jenelle Hulan, recorded
her frst shutout in the 2-0 game.
    After Mt. A Chelsea plans on
going back to Newfoundland and
studying to be a Pharmacist and
possibly Pharmacology. Tis means
four more years of school, but she
plans on staying just as active in the
sporting world. She would like to
help coach some of her old teams as
well as join a senior hockey league.
Winter can be a very depressing
time of year for people. Snow storms,
shorter days and cold weather are not
thrilling events to look forward to
and season afective disorder (SAD)
is something that some people
experience during this time.
SAD is when a person experiences
episodes of depression. Tese
episodes can occur year round but
are most common during winter. It
has been shown that people who live
in places with shorter daylight are
at the greatest risk for developing
SAD. One of the major contributors
to developing this disorder is
photoperiods. Daylight is minimized
during the winter months which is
why this disorder is most commonly
experienced during this time. Tere
are also individual variations that
can contribute to this disorder such
Do you have the winter blues?
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Health Intern
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as body temperature, genes and
Te symptoms of this disorder
vary among individuals and it is
possible that not all of them will be
experienced if you have SAD. Te
symptoms for SAD are usually the
same as the symptoms for depression,
but there are some variations. Te
symptoms that seem to be similar
are: loss of energy and ability to
concentrate (especially in the
afternoon), loss of interest in school
work or other related activities,
feeling slow and sluggish, having
social withdrawal and being unhappy
or irritable. Weight loss is most
common in patients with depression
however people with SAD usually
experience an increase in appetite
which leads to weight gain. People
with SAD also tend to have increased
sleeping patterns and experience
daytime sleepiness whereas people
sufering from depression do not get
enough sleep.
SAD, unlike many other disorders,
is unable to be tested for. Te
diagnosis for this disorder is based
upon your history of symptoms. Tere
are also treatments available to help
decrease the symptoms involved with
SAD. Antidepressant medication can
be taken to decrease the depression-
like symptoms. Exercising can also
minimize these symptoms, if the
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NBA players, fans and owners faced a season
procrastinating lockout. Te lockout lasted 149
days, with neither side, owners or players, willing
to budge on their demands. Eventually, the sides
were able to ratify their collective bargaining
agreement on November 26, with the season
being pushed to an opening on Christmas Day.
Important factors that were worked out included:
Basketball related income for players and owners,
how the luxury taxes were implemented and what
the mid-level exception salary would be for players.
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Seasonal Affective Disorder is
not always visible and occurs
most often during the winter
Woods broke a career-long winless streak of 107
weeks when he birdied the last two holes to capture
his ffth career win in the Chevron World Challenge,
by one stroke over Zach Johnson, in early December.
Tis win leaves golf and Tiger fans optimistic for
the coming PGA tour season. Wood’s is a burn
of optimistic vigour for the man who has sufered
through intense public scrutiny for his turbulent
personal life and poor gameplay over the past 2
Te recent Canadian World Junior loss in 2012
notwithstanding, many favoured Canada to take the
Gold in Bufalo last January. Canada and Russia
met in the gold medal game at the HSBC Centre in
Bufalo last January for a game which all Canadians
hoped would allow Canada to reclaim its’ pride, after
being upset by the USA in the prior tournament.
Team Canada was leading 3-0 going into the third
period, and many, had turned their attention away
from the game, assured of our golden outcome.
However, in what seemed like the blink of an
eye, or in my case a trip to the bar, Russia scored
fve goals. Canada lost to Russia 5-3 and things
changed forever.
In January, the NHL saw its best player, Sidney
Crosby, sidelined for the season because of a
concussion. When he fnally returned to the game
November 21, he had two goals and two assists.
After playing only eight games, Crosby collided
with teammate Chris Kunitz and took a hit from
Boston Bruins' David Krejci, and his concussion
symptoms returned. It is still undetermined when
or even if he will return.
person can get enough energy to
do so. Light therapy has also been
proven to be a very efective method
for treating people with SAD.
Light therapy involves a special
lamp with a fuorescent light that
mimics the sun’s rays. Tis treatment
is commonly called the light book or
light box. It is most efective in the
mornings so it can mimic sunrise but
can be benefcial throughout the day.
Te therapy sessions normally last
for 30 minutes and people who have
participated in light therapy have
noted that their symptoms improved
within three to four weeks. We have
a light book at the Wellness Centre
on the bottom foor of the Wallace
McCain Student Centre which is
available free of charge.
If you think you may sufer from
SAD you can learn more about
this disorder and/or make an
appointment with the light book by
visiting the Wellness Centre in person
or by calling them at (506) 364-2163.
Simon Murray
Sports Writer
Te Argosy
Te Mount Allison University
Women’s basketball team started
2012 of on the right foot with
convincing victories over their
opponents from the University of
Maine at Machias (UMM) and Nova
Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC)
in a span of less than forty-eight
Te team came out fring on all
ofensive cylinders to down the
University of Maine at Machias
Clippers Friday evening by a score
of 101-73 in an exhibition match-up.
Backed by numerous three-pointers,
the team took a 67-34 lead at the half
and never looked back. Everything
seemed to click for the team as they
converged on rebounds aggressively
to smother any chances by their
opponents. Te team was also cheered
on by a strong Harper Hall fan base
looking to capture their third straight
President’s Spirit Award.
Rookie forward Danielle Broome
noted the importance of starting
2012 of right, saying, "To start of
Women roll past NSAC in Truro
Mounties get the
ball rolling
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Sports Editor
with a win even if it was an exhibition
game is really important because
it will boost the confdence of the
team.” Second year Commerce Major
MacKenzie Gray led the way for Mt.
A with twenty-two points. Jennifer
Robinson added sixteen and Marlon
Smith added twelve in the twenty-
eight point victory. Responding for
the Clippers were Dana Houghton
and Samira Cruz who had twenty-
three and nineteen points respectively
in the loss.
Sunday’s game against NSAC
provided more of the same as Mt.
A shot 39.5% from the feld, took
hold quickly and never looked back
to the tune of an 85-37 victory in
Truro. With the win they improved
to 6-2 on the season and distance
themselves from fourth place UNBSJ
in the ACAA Women’s basketball
Standings. MacKenzie Gray led the
way again for the Mounties, scoring
twenty-three points while Marlon
Smith and Megan Plummer added
ffteen and twelve respectively.
Additionally, the Mounties drained
twelve three pointers in the game,
their most in ACAA competition
since November 16, 2011 when
they drained nineteen from the land
beyond against Crandall University in
a 129-86 victory. Te Mounties also
out rebounded the Rams ofensively
(27-7) and defensively (23-22.)
Despite the positive results over
the weakend, the team relied heavily
on their ofense to drown out their
opponents, as their points-allowed
per-game is currently ranked fourth
in the league at 65.25. Broome
refected on the team’s defensive
abilities suggesting, “To improve on
defence I think we just have to talk
as a team on the court and everything
will fall into place.”
Up next for the Women is an
away date with the frst place STU
Tommies (7-0) on Saturday January
14 in Fredericton. Be sure to follow
@Argosy_Sports on Twitter for live
reporting from Fredericton. Tipof is
at 6:00 pm.
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Mount Allison’s Marlon Smith from Amherst, NS drives past Machias player Danielle Wormell.
A month after the National Hockey
League (NHL) approved a radical re-
alignment plan, the plan was rejected
by the Players’ Association. Due
to the timing of the rejection, the
current two-conference format will
stay in place in the 2012-13 season.
Te proposed re-alignment would
have seen the erasing of the divisional
format and the introduction of four
conferences which maintained a
familiar look to the current divisions.
Two conferences would consist of
eight teams, while the other two
would have seven teams; the schedule
would also have been set up in a way
where each team would play all other
twenty-nine teams in the league once
at home and once on the road.
Te playof format would have
been altered as well, with four teams
from each conference qualifying for
the postseason. Te frst two rounds
would have featured inter-conference
match-ups, with the four conference
champions moving on to the fnal
two rounds.
It had not yet been determined
whether the league’s semi-fnal
round match-ups would have
been set beforehand (for example,
Conference A champion will play
Conference B champion this year),
NHLPA shuns re-alignment
Current format
to remain intact
next season
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Sports Writer
or whether the champions would be
re-seeded following the conference
Te reason for any sort of proposed
re-alignment seems to boil down to
the relocating this past summer of the
Atlanta Trashers to Winnipeg; this
poses an unfortunate geographical
disadvantage for the Jets, who play in
a division with Tampa Bay, Florida,
Carolina, and Washington. As well,
the Detroit Red Wings’ current
location in the Western Conference
has long been one for which a more
appropriate resolution has being
One might think the easy solution
would be to switch the Jets and
Wings from one conference to the
other; that way, each conference
would maintain an equal ffteen
teams. However, when it comes to
divisional setups, it becomes slightly
more difcult, mainly for Detroit.
While Winnipeg could ft in alright
in a division with St Louis, Nashville,
Columbus and Chicago (Detroit’s
current division), the Red Wings
would be in a tougher situation.
Teir close location to Toronto and
Bufalo means it would make sense to
put them in the Northeast, but then
where would one put Boston, the
assumed outcast in this division? Tis
raises the question of whether it is
easier to re-arrange the entire league,
or one conference.
Hopefully Gary Bettman and the
NHL will fgure things out, before
the new team in Winnipeg goes
bankrupt due to travel costs. But, on
the bright side, the Jets have the best
home record in the league; maybe
it would just be easier for them to
play their entire eighty-two game
schedule at home? Ten, when teams
like Phoenix or Dallas visit, they’d
see what it’s like to play in front of
a crowd.
way of the game against UNBSJ, with
the sets 25-21 and 25-18 in favour of
the home side.
Te Mounties did all this despite
the absence of Vanessa Gray and Jane
Delahunt from their roster. After the
matches, Coach Andrew Kennedy
commented on the results, “Te team
responded well to the subtle changes
in our approach,” also adding, “I am
especially encouraged by our scores
against NSAC - who will be a
potential playof match-up in a few
weeks time.”
Kennedy praised the individual
eforts of Erica Cronkhite and Jessie
Pigeon in the team’s win, while also
remaining focused on the task at
hand, repeating as ACAA champions
and a trip to nationals in Nanaimo,
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Mounties perfect in invitational
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B.C., “our match this coming Sunday
against the Rams may be a better
indication of how the rest of the term
will look for us.”
In other matches the Sea Wolves
beat the Panthers 2-1 (21-25, 25-
18, 15-10), the Rams downed the
Panthers 2 sets to none (25-11, 25-
18) and the Sea Wolves closed out
their tournament with a 2-0 win
over NSAC (25-15, 25-18.) Up
next for the Mounties are two home
dates, when the Holland College
Hurricanes visit Saturday at 6:00
PM followed by a visit by the NSAC
Rams at 2:00 pm on Sunday, which
will be covered live by the “@Argosy_
Sports” Twitter feed.
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Donald Fehr, executive director of the NHLPA has made his frst
stand against the NHL ahead of the CBA expiry this summer.
Mountie volleyball players
Caila Henderson (right) and
Caroline Tremaine (above) in
action last Saturday at Mt. A.
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