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Excitement was present on and off the ice in the Sleeman Centre on Jan. 20 as the Guelph Gryphons men’s hockey team defeated the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks by a score of 5-3. This game was the only one the men’s hockey team played in the Sleeman Centre this season and was marketed as the fourth annual Frosty Mug. The announced attendance was 1,507, a significant increase over the approximately 1,000 fans who attended in 2011. Gryphons head coach Shawn Camp acknowledged that such an enthusiastic crowd at the Frosty Mug allows home teams to “feed off that when they need a little pick-up.” Just over three minutes into this season’s game the Golden Hawks got on the scoreboard with a goal scored by team point leader Mitchell Good. Laurier held onto their 1-0 lead throughout the rest of the period, killing three penalties until the first intermission. During the second period the Gryphons were finally able to capitalize on a power play. The tying goal was provided by centre Justin Gvora just before the nine minute mark. At that time the Hawks were trying to readjust from a two-man
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to a one-man disadvantage. Less than two minutes later, Laurier regained the lead after rookie right-winger Mike Mascioli got a shot past Guelph goaltender Cody St. Jacques, who made 21 saves that night. “Anytime that Laurier scored we responded right after with a goal of our own and that was really critical because we grabbed the momentum back,” emphasized Camp. Indeed, less than 30 seconds after Laurier’s go-ahead goal, Gryphon centre Michael Kusy scored the equalizer on a pass by Ken Peroff with an additional assist by Matthew Lyall. Laurier regained the lead on a power play, the only one of five they were able to take advantage of, through forward Tyler Slothers’s goal soon after. “Overall this season, our penalty kill has been very good,” said Camp, pointing out that the Gryphon penalty-killing unit largely blocked passing and shooting lanes for the Hawks. four-on-four hockey was played late in the second period.
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Skip a Meal will return to campus this January with a new fundraising goal and more enthusiasm than ever to “swipe out hunger!” Skip a Meal is an initiative run by Meal Exchange, a club supported by the CSA which supports 19 different local food banks and shelters in the Guelph and Wellington regions. Meal Exchange was founded in 1993 by seventeen-year old Wilfred Laurier student Rahul Raj, and was brought to the University of Guelph over five years ago by former student Dave Kranenberg. Last semester, a total of $14,820 was raised, which provided over 5,900 meals to Guelph’s hungry. Skip a Meal would like to see the same generosity from students once again, and has set a fundraising goal of $15,000. This winter, however, the need for donations may be greater than ever according to Mackenzie Brown, Skip a Meal’s promotions and education coordinator explains. “Our CSA Food Bank nearly had to shut down this year due to
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skip a meal returns, hungrier than ever
skip-a-meal reminds students that hunger is an ever-growing issue, both on and off campus.
a huge increase in usage,” said Brown. Brown stresses that food insecurity is a local issue that often goes overlooked. “One in five [people] in Guelph is hungry,” said Brown. “Hunger is invisible – would you know that the student sitting next to you couldn’t afford a nutritious meal?” Although hunger is usually associated with the developing world, under-nutrition never ceases to be an issue affecting the everyday lives of men, women, children, and the elderly. According to the Canadian Community Health Survey conducted in 2004, almost 10 per cent, or 2.7 million Canadians, are considered food insecure. Food insecurity is described by the Canadian Community Health Survey as “people [who] are not sure where their next meal is coming from, or if they’ll have enough resources to prepare a sufficient and nutritious meal for themselves or their families,” Skip a Meal started in the university residences on Jan. 16 and will run until Feb. 2. Residence advisors will spread the word and encourage their students to donate. The fundraiser shifted into full gear on Jan. 23, and donation booths were set up around campus. Skip a Meal representatives also made classroom visits to promote the fundraiser.
toronto’s main transit hub is getting a facelift The city of Toronto has come to the decision to update one of its iconic locations, the Union Station. The project will convert the station over the next three years into a more modern design. Meant to accommodate the stations daily growing passenger size, the project is currently expected to cost $50-million and expand the station into a 70,000 square-foot glass atrium that will hover above the tracks. Built with an environmentally conscious approach, the new Union Station will be another crowning jewel for the city, meant to rival both the CN Tower and the Rogers Center. (The Globe and Mail) soPa and PIPa halted On Jan. 20, Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Acts going through the United States Congress and the Senate were put to an indefinite halt. After an unprecedented outcry from the internet, the major supporters for both bills pulled back in the face of unanimous outcry. While everyone agrees that the issue of piracy must continue to be dealt with, it is now obvious to both U.S, houses that any act must be developed with the internet and the limitations of technology in mind before a bill can be passed. (National Post) canadian tourist awakes from coma Canadian woman, Sheila Nabb, awoke from a coma after being beating at a resort in Mexico. Nabb was found lying in an elevator with serious injuries to her face. She was staying at the Hotel Riu Emerald Bay located in Mazatlan. Although she is on her way to recovery and no longer needs the assistance of a ventilator, she is still in a fragile condition. Health officials say that they will not be able to move her to Canada for three to four weeks. The Mexican government has launched an investigation, however, there is no information about the suspect at this time. (CBC) Compiled by Stephen Fournier
Is occupy still going strong?
The Occupy movement has become a global phenomenon. The movement calls for a massive overhaul of our current economic system, the redistribution of wealth into the hands of the people, lso known as the 99 per cent. Since the movement began on Sept. 17, 2011 in New York, demonstrations have occurred in over 100 U.S. cities and over 1500 cities globally. The media’s view on the movement has varied. The protesters themselves have been depicted as both heroes and villains, peaceful and violent. The current economic recession has caused fiscal havoc, and has had a direct effect on the global economy. The popular uprisings that occurred in Tunisia and Egypt are said to have been the inspiration for the Occupy uprising, which according to Occupy Wall Steet aims to “fight back against explained that she was part of the the richest one per cent of peo- movement in its preliminary stagple that are writing the rules of es and describes the movement as an unfair global economy that is a symbol of the power of performance. Protesters living in “tent foreclosing on our future.” This past week Dr. Diana Taylor cities, with shared things (food, and Judy Rebick visited the Uni- bathroom etc), enacts a differversity of Guelph in order to share ent vision of the world, one that their insights on Occupy. Tay- is more democratic”. This lifestyle lor is a professor of Performance “becomes a very loud visible claim Studies at NYU, and director of of a different way of doing things.” the hemispheric institute of perTaylor points to two key aspects formance and politics, a group of the movement that makes it bringing together academics unique: it is leaderless and withand activists to talk about the out demands. The fact that it is innovative ways that political leaderless places the power in movements bring social justice every citizen’s hands. The reato the world’s attention. Rebick son that it is considered without is a renowned Canadian journalist, demands is because it is “much activist, feminist and founder of broader than any demand” and it rabble.ca. These two women are is hard to make a list of set goals both mass supporters of Occupy. because it is “not going to get to Taylor visited the Universi- the heart in the vast income disty of Guelph Jan. 18, and ran a parity gap,” explains Dr. Taylor. seminar to share her experienc- Why has occupy garnered such a es and opinions on Occupy. She massive reaction? “The 99 per cent idea is applicable around the world,” said Taylor. “When you see young white middle class men affected, you are going to have an uprising.” Rebick, the wildly popular Canadian Journalist and alternative media icon spoke Jan. 19 in War Memorial Hall to a room filled with engrossed students. Rebick is close to publishing a book on Occupy. “I have been waiting for this to happen my whole life– for a new social movement that has the power to change everything,” said Rebick. So how does Occupy affect us as students? “Young people don’t have the same opportunities any more,” said Rebick. “Students have ridiculous debt and there is not the same amount of available jobs.”
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of activity in this region of the affinities for fatty foods. The scibrain relative to people of average entists, led by Dr. Marta Yanina weight. Sleeping less therefore Pepino, believe that this varicauses your brain to react the ant makes one less sensitive to same way as it does in the high- the presence of fat in food, thus ly overweight. making it necessary for such an In addition, the tired partic- individual to eat more fats in ipants were 12 per cent more order to satisfy his or her cravlikely to find pictures of food ap- ings. It is estimated that 20 per petizing than when they had slept cent of people have this variant. for 7 hours, despite having the The participants who made same plasma glucose concentra- more CD36 protein, however, tions in their blood. This means were better able to detect the courtesy that although the participants did presence of fat in food, making not have lower blood sugar lev- them less likely to eat fatty foods. Ordinarily, a journalist would els than on mornings when they Those who made the most were end this article by telling you to had slept well, they still felt as eight times more sensitive to the eat well, get plenty of exercise and though they did and reacted to presence of fat than those who sleep in order to remain healthy. the pictures of food accordingly. made only half that amount of However, being a student myIn the second study, Washing- protein. self, I know how hard following ton University researchers looked Although this genetic differ- these “simple” precepts can be. at oral sensitivity to foods with ence contributes to rising obesity Instead, I will simply tell you a high fat content in 21 clinical- levels, we cannot put all the that if you feel unhealthy, start ly obese individuals. They found blame on genetic variations. The with small, incremental changthat certain participants had Washington University scientists es in your lifestyle, that may or lower oral detection thresholds have acknowledged that a higher may not include naps, vegetables, for fatty foods, so they were less intake of fatty foods can result in lean proteins, whole grains, long likely to be put off by foods with lower CD36 protein production, walks outside, and homemade high fat contents than the aver- meaning that those who follow baking sessions with friends, just age population. a high-fat diet end up becoming for good measure. People with this specific CD36 less sensitive to the presence of gene variant produce lower than fat in food, so the difference in Arielle blogs about science at average levels of CD36 proteins, CD36 protein production can be www.salamanderhours.com causing them to have higher both genetic and acquired.
scientifically Inclined: your brain on hunger
Scientists discover a gene variant that makes you less adverse to fatty foods and determine the areas of the brain that make sleep-deprived individuals ravenous.
The science of hunger is an ever-evolving field. New studies are constantly being published about what it is that makes us crave certain foods, and what makes us crave them when we do. Two recently published studies, one in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and the other in the Journal of Lipid Research, have deepened our knowledge of the way we experience hunger. The first, a study exploring sleep deprivation and hunger, identified the specific areas of the brain that increase hunger in sleep-deprived individuals. The second study determined that a variant in the CD36 gene makes certain people less sensitive to the presence of fat in foods. In 2004, scientists found that chronic sleep deprivation increases the overall levels of hunger experienced by an individual. Last week European scientists, led by Christian Benedict from Uppsala University in Sweden, announced that they had managed to identify the areas of the brain responsible for the ravenous feeling students get after pulling “all-nighters”. In this study, 12 healthy males in their twenties were subject to both a period of sleep deprivation and a period of regular sleep lasting 7 hours. By showing the sleep-deprived subjects pictures of food, the scientists were able to determine that the men were experiencing activity levels greater than normal in the right anterior cingulate cortex using an fMRI machine. This portion of the brain is known to play an important role in evaluating representations of food, and is associated with the sensation of reward that comes from eating. Previous studies have shown that clinically obese individuals tend to have higher levels
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you can do so much
Student Volunteer Connections’ conference breaks down barriers to engagement
What does it take to make a difference and get involved in your community? This past weekend, Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) hosted the Do So Much Conference to tackle the issue of how to break down barriers to engagement. Over the weekend, several speakers and workshop sessions addressed volunteerism and ways to get involved, dispelling commonly held myths about engagement and giving participants skills to implement positive social change. Among the presenters were Pete Meadows, Paddy Bowen, Gordon Floyd, Marva Wisdom, Jordan Thomson, BJ Caldwell, and Jacqueline Murray, all community leaders and volunteers in their own right. The conference’s keynote speaker was Dave Meslin, a Toronto-based activist who has gained recognition for his involvement in several campaigns, including the Toronto Public Space Committee and the Toronto Cyclist Union. Meslin brought his realistic optimism to the conference, speaking about the “Antidote to Apathy,” and sharing his views on how to affect positive social change. “The idea that people don’t care is erroneous,” said Meslin. “The trick is figuring out what they care about and then somehow getting them to believe they can make the difference, and giving them the tools to make that difference. Once you’ve made one change, its addictive. It’s a gateway drug.” The Do So Much Conference is itself the result of much planning, organizing, and hard work on the part of many volunteers. Shawna Smith, SVC’s Projects Coordinator, was the lead coordinator for the event. “It is not just the person who is at the forefront of the movement that should be recognized; it is all of the work that was done by the countless individuals who work alongside them that is equally as important,” said Smith keeping with Meslin’s message of solidarity. Barriers to engagement were explored over the course of the conference, with the overriding message that getting involved is not as hard as one might think. “Getting involved in volunteering is not difficult as long as you know where to go. That is the biggest barrier for a lot of people, is the lack of knowledge on where
student volunteer connections encouraged students to get involved in their community at the do so much conference.
to find the right fit for them,” explained Smith. “Students can begin by going to Clubs Days and our Inter(act) Fair on campus to explore the options that are out there on campus.” From there, students can visit the SVC’s website, www.dosomuch. ca, to fill out a one-to-one referral form, which enables SVC to connect willing students to partner organizations looking for help. The group also uses a list-serve, Facebook and Twitter to reach out to students. But why get involved? “Volunteering is a chance to develop one’s experience through selfless measures while gaining new skills and opportunities,” said Smith. Volunteering can take many forms, from “microvolunteerism,” which can take the form of tweeting about social change, to committing to a weekly placement. “Whatever form a volunteer chooses to pursue, volunteering is important in building a more sustainable, openminded and inclusive community where civil responsibility is second nature rather than being a chore,” said Smith. Meslin and Smith, along with the conference’s wide array of presenters, hoped to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to tackle the issues that matter to them, to break down the barriers to engagement, and to access new opportunities. “The world really is yours, and it really is valuable,” Meslin said, as he wrapped up his keynote address. “If we don’t make a difference, who will?”
environmental science symposium: The future of food and farming
Guelph hosted its 18th Environmental Sciences Symposium (ESS) Jan. 21 with the help of University of Guelph students. The ESSis a nonprofit event that focuses on current environmental issues and is open both students and the general public, looking to enrich the knowledge of anyone interested. This year the ESS focused on an “Environmental Outlook on Agriculture: A Public Perspective.” Approximately 400 students and members of the general public gathered for lectures and workshops from a variety of experts in the Science Complex and MacNaughton building. The goal of the ESS is to “bridge the gap between theoretical based knowledge and real world application by engaging experts from academy and industry through lecture, workshops and conversation.” Morning keynote speaker Dr. Ralph Martin, professor and founder of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, spoke about the challenges people are going to face in sustaining food production, and offered practical solutions. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound in cure,” said Martin. “Its going to be cheaper for the government to provide free fruits and vegetables in Ontario for all people in a low income bracket than it will be to pay for the health costs if people continue to eat poorly.” During his lecture he raised issues on food production, health and ethics. Martin also stressed the importance of expanding the kinds of plants that are edible, and minimizing the waste of human food resources if we are to have a chance at providing enough food for our growing world population. “We’re going to have to make sure that the livestock are only eating human inedible feed,” said Martin. Martin also questioned the ethics of consumer demands and their desire for cheap foods. “Consumers often blame farmers for pollution,” said Martin. “[But] they also want a steady supply of cheap food and they want it now. I always wonder if this is ethical. Is it ethical for us to ask this of farmers? Something for us to think about.” One of the messages to take away from his lecture focused on health and the quality of the foods we are eating. “The task is to build a resilient food system and a healthy food system, even while cheap food persists [and] even while nobody in society seems to want to help,” said Martin. “We want to eat the right kind of food, not just enough.”
several speakers highlighted the need for sustainable food systems at the 18th environmental sciences symposium, Jan. 21.
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Frustrated with the new bus system?
has been reinstated as of last week. In the meantime, it is suggested Guelph Transit reports that it has that students try to adjust their been used heavily since. They have travel plans when possible if they also focused on the 2A/B routes, wish to avoid the extreme peak and made efforts to improve tim- in ridership between 7:45 a.m. nicholas reVington ing and reduce the occurrence of and 8:15 a.m., and in the evening. missed transfers at St. George’s Changes have also been made Since the introduction of new Square, the University Centre, and to the north-end service, to adroutes and schedules at the be- Wal-Mart. dress safety issues and mimic ginning of the month, Guelph The very south end of the city, what used to be the old route 24. Transit has made some altera- serviced by the number 5 South They are looking to improve the tions to the system to improve Gordon route, remains an area of new number 20 Northwest Inits performance. Michael Anders, concern. dustrial route, and into extending general manager of Guelph TranAnders explains that this is the end times of both industrial sit and Community Connectivity, more of a capacity problem than routes (20 as well as 21 Hanlon explains the difficulty of planning a routing problem. In essence, the Industrial). a system that meets everyone’s number of students living in the Anders says that once these needs. area has grown faster than the areas of concern are addressed, “Until you get the on-street ex- city has been able to add transit the system will be reassessed. perience, and see where people are capacity. However, he points out The priority of concerns is based travelling, when they are travelling, that in the south end, between 7:30 on phone, email, and operator how they are connecting, and what a.m. and 9:00 a.m., the new routes feedback. their ultimate destination is, it’s 1A/B, 5, 7 and 21 do provide more “We do hear the students,” said tough to have the routes worked trips than the previous system. He Anders, and asks students to have out 100 per cent,” said Anders. also says that the city is current- patience as Guelph Transit ad“We’ve recognized there would be ly considering adding more buses dresses these ongoing issues. some tweaking to these routes.” to meet this increasing demand. One of the most notable tweaks In addition, when extra staff and is that the old 55 route servicing vehicles are available they are dethe Stone Rd.-College Ave. cor- ployed in support of the 5 South ridors and the University Centre Gordon route.
Guelph transit tries to accommodate students
Guelph transit tries to fix the long lines and late buses that have left many students frustrated with the new transit system.
In celebration of a Guelph giant
Honouring Lincoln Alexander
Due to his lengthy and diverse career in helping others, it may seem difficult to identify the precise impact that Lincoln Alexander has had throughout his years. One thing is clear: Alexander’s greatness in life cannot be attributed to a single act or position held, but rather his relentless and consistent pursuit of fairness and equality for all. It is an attitude that has driven him to be one of Canada’s most notable public figures and on Jan. 20, Guelph came together to celebrate Alexander’s 90th birthday. Friends, family and students marIanne PoIntner gathered in the Science Complex’s atrium and were treated Guelph pays tribute to lincoln alexander for his contributions to to a warm environment compli- canada the university of Guelph. mented by a four-piece band. A certain energy was in the air as had done so much for Canada, as Both Summerlee and RozanAlexander rolled into the atrium, nearly every person in attendance ski expressed their gratitude for and one could not help but notice came forward to shake his hand. Alexander’s dedication to the stuthat no event, no matter how well Two keynote speakers, Alistair dents of Guelph, and also took organized, could have prepared Summerlee and Mordechai Ro- the time to thank him for the opus for his charismatic approach zanski, made known why portunity to work alongside him. Alexander had been able to ac- They both claimed that they had to everyone who attended. With a large, genuine smile, complish as much as he did. After learned much and would strive Alexander made it his duty to all, it was no small task to become to uphold Alexander’s values at welcome everyone that came to Canada’s first black Parliament the University of Guelph. speak to him with unequalled member, Canada’s 24th LieuWhen asked what advice he grace and humility. Perhaps more tenant Governor, and Guelph’s would give to today’s students, telling of Alexander’s character Chancellor in 1991, a position that Alexander replied, “Study hard were the guests’ overall will- he held for an unprecedented five and stay out of trouble.” ingness to be near the man who terms.
arts & culture
Ontario rock invade u of G’s Peter Clark Hall
On Jan. 19, after an intense performance from Toronto’s The Darcys, the Arkells mounted the stage to play a spirited show for an equally lively audience in Peter Clark Hall. Gracing the University of Guelph with the first show of their winter tour, the Arkells immediately instilled a restless crowd with an intoxicating energy. The Hamilton five-piece maintained its enthusiasm and charisma from the first song, the title-track of their second and most recent album “Michigan Left,” to the last, “John Lennon,” the infectious fourth single from their 2008 debut “Jackson Square.” The first of many highlights was “Pullin’ Punches,” another single from the Arkells’ debut record, into which the band weaved the chorus of the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.” The band strayed from their personal catalogue on a number of
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other occasions. They worked a “Deadlines” that showcased the bit of “Nighttime/Anytime (It’s relatively young band’s experience Alright)” by the Constantines into and exceptional talent in the realm the set and, just before the clos- of live performance. Near the end er, performed a jovial cover of of the song the band came to an “You Make My Dreams” by Hall & abrupt stop that had the audiOates. The band further displayed ence, who sang along unabated its knack for clever reinventions of throughout most of the show, untheir own songs with “Deadlines,” expectedly finish the deviously which began with an extended pertinent line “we’ve got deadpercussion-driven intro, and cul- lines to meet.” minated in a seamless transition The student crowd is wellinto the nostalgic “This Little Light known to the Arkells, whose of Mine.” fan-base is largely derived from Peter Clark Hall was given spe- a University demographic. Max cial mention when lead man Max Kerman answered a few questions Kerman recounted his and guitar- after the band gave concert-goers ist Mike DeAngelis’ attendance a chance to get merchandise signed of a show featuring The Weak- and have pictures taken in the hall erthans and the Constantines six outside PCH. or seven years prior. The Arkells “I love University shows, they’re have played Guelph in a number really kind of our crowd, you of capacities in the past, and gave know? We like to play right on a shout out to Guelph’s Hillside campus, rather than have everyfestival, which takes place every one have to take the bus,” Kerman summer in July. said – a comment that is oddly relIn a fairly short period of time, evant in light of the complaints the Arkells have developed into a that many downtown residents band worthy of any music-lover’s seem to have about the recent respect. There was an especial- changes made by Guelph Transit. ly invigorating moment during Speaking about the significance
arkells frontman max kerman recalls a time when he would come to Peter clark hall to watch bands like the constantines perform.
of the first show of a tour after releasing an album, Max mentioned that he liked to see how people had learnt the words and were able to sing along to the new songs. “We really get a chance to see how people connect with the songs.”
Juxtaposing a densely filed curtain of cloth strips painted with secondary and tertiary colours beside a geometrical frame sparsely decorated in primary colours the exhibit running at Zavitz from Jan. 16-20 offered gallery goers a three dimensional, spatial representation of the colour wheel.
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oscillating crowd and headbanging DJs you couldn’t help but be put in awe over the elevation of music in a place of unbelievable celebration. The term “party like a rock star” becomes obsolete in the presence of the more appropriate term “party like a DJ,” as the role of electronic and dance music has made its niche as the new hard rock. This couldn’t be seen better than through the consisting members of Dada Life as they shouted encouragement to the crowd and threw back a seemingly endless flow of champagne. The energy they threw out to the crowd was bouncing right back at them as the hall was filled with crowd surfers and an endless array of table top dancing. Even as the night came to a close the amount of energy and rambunctious behaviour became a challenge for the security to keep control as fans took to the stage, some climbing atop speakers taking every last opportunity to make the night a memorable fixture in their young lives.
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Swedish house moguls invade Guelph Concert Theatre
Lineup around the building, the concert hall packed with young, raving party-goers, and a pair of world class DJs setting the mood for the night with a party anthem that has the whole place jumping. That was the scene last Saturday at Guelph Concert Hall as the Swedish house duo Dada Life took the stage for the evening. The pair of rock’n’raving music entrepreneurs have been on the fast track of electro-house music ever since their conception in 2006. The group, consisting of Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom, has had to hold its own against house music heavyweights like Swedish House Mafia and Avicii, and is making an impressive feat of setting their own name in lights by playing coveted slots at electronic megafestivals such as Tomorrowland and Electric Daisy Carnival. Having been the first time Dada Life has ever played in Guelph, a cold January night was braved by droves of fans and party people waiting for a night that was sure to be one for the records. The exact chemistry Dada Life used to garner their world-class impression was more than prevalent Saturday, as they spared no time getting the party going in full swing from the very first note. They opened with a clever rendition of their house music pump up, “Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker” and with this starting gun the crowd burst into a sea of raised hands and grooving bodies. The crowd was soon given a nostalgic trip and early momentum with a remix of Benny Benassi’s anthem “Satisfaction” – an obvious influence for the duo. The crowd took every musical cue to throw their fists into the air and get the venue jumping from front to back, and both Engblom and Cornéer milked every last drop out of the crowd. Through the midst of the
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Prominent swedish house duo dada life offered an electronic interpretation of the rock concert experience Jan. 21 at the Guelph concert Theatre.
As the last note fell with the closing song of “Unleash the Dada,” the crowd was left with a final mental image of a night filled with lights, lasers, pumping beats, and the unshakable adrenaline rush that came with the incomparable audio/visual spectacle.
The Horrible Crowes – Elsie 4.5/5
As vocalist Brian Fallon lets slip the words “I get my last rites read by thieves” on Elsie’s opening track, it’s quite apparent this isn’t your typical alternative rock album. The debut record from the Gaslight Anthem frontman, here working with guitar tech Ian Perkins, takes you on a journey of loss, defeat, and dwindling hope through backseats, smoky bars, and slightly less-than-emp- as “Go Tell Everybody” and “Mary ty hallways over the course of its Ann.” comfortable 45 minutes. It’s quite apparent to anyone Packed to the brim with all of familiar with Fallon’s previous efthe classic influences that were forts with The Gaslight Anthem promised in the months leading that while all of the usual elements up to its release – Tom Waits and of New Jersey’s finest are still here, the National, anyone? – Elsie ca- the Horrible Crowes is an entirely reens through all 12 songs with different monster to showcase his bridled reckless abandon. Using many talents. Gone are the leather a variety of instruments – from jackets and punk sensibilities in organs to strings – to compliment lieu of black suits and hard drinks. the impeccable guitar skills of both Lyrically, Elsie is almost flawFallon and Perkins, the band shifts less as the audience is drawn in seamlessly from down-tempo through the almost eerie strength crooners like the beautifully craft- of the sound that evokes vivid ed “Cherry Blossoms” to driving, images and comforting underupbeat heartbreak anthems such standing such as on “Blood Loss” as Fallon cries out, “My footsteps ain’t hung in your hallways enough for you to be truly haunted.” His vocal talents do nothing but impress as he moves from barely audible whispers to gravely, impassioned shouts, directing each line to the darkest places of your being in attempts of warming your soul. Elsie isn’t so much a collection of tracks nicely wrapped up with a ribbon of vintage nostalgia, but a comprehensive tale of the world crashing down around you, as your heart is being pulled in every direction, and the glimmer of light that assures you it will be
okay. It is a true break up album, the likes of which haven’t been seen with this kind of visceral ambition in years.
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The minds at Disney have made some pretty questionable decisions over the years: in the 1930s, Walt Disney personally welcomed German filmmaker and Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl to Hollywood; the company has written notably Anglicized heroes into cartoons that set them up against natives of the Arabian desert; and Disney amusement parks demand that their employees keep beard lengths to a quarter of an inch while still allowing the heavily-bearded dwarves of Snow White to roam their parks at their leisure. But on Jan. 23, things reached a new level of weird when it was reported that the company had imposed Mickey Mouse’s head over an appropriation of the same “waveform” album art used by Joy Division on Unknown Pleasures. You have to wonder what the family-friendly company was thinking, considering that lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide and that the band received plenty
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The Pop machine: disney’s Joy division
of flack in their time because their waves than Mickey!” However, it name referenced the prostitution also mentions that the shirt was wing of a Nazi concentration camp. “Inspired by the iconic sleeve of Is Disney crazy? Maybe. But Joy Division’s Unknown Pleamaybe they’re not. sures album.” On the design, Joy Division While Hook was right to say that bassist Peter Hook has offered that the image is legally in the public doalthough he was “amazed they’re main, it is recognized by the public that hard up that they need to prey because Joy Division and its fans on little indie bands,” it could have perpetuated it. If the band hadn’t been a tongue-in-cheek attempt to initiated that process, few would compliment the band. He also noted get the reference in 2012. that, “From a legal point of view, Addressing another thing Hook the image is in the public domain, said, with a marketing giant like as Disney know.” Disney, it seems unlikely that it had Hook is right. The image is in the compliment in mind when designpublic domain. The cover of Un- ing this shirt. Here, what he said known Pleasures was designed by about the company preying on indie Factory Records art director Peter bands was probably more accurate. Saville. However, the wavy lines When I first saw the shirt, I are from a stock image that resulted couldn’t help but recognize the parfrom the first-known radio pulsar allels between allegations that have captured in space in 1967. pegged Walt Disney for a Nazi symThe order page for the tee ac- pathist and critical response to Joy knowledges the origin of the image Division’s name. The dark imagery by stating, “this Waves Mickey of Ian Curtis hanging from a noose Mouse Tee incorporates Mickey’s made the shirt seem like one of Disimage within the graphic of the ney’s biggest marketing mistakes pulse of a star. That’s appropriate of all time, and for a brief moment, given few stars have made bigger I wanted it. What makes this shirt
design genius in an evil, capitalist way, is that at the same time Joy Division fans can be disgusted by the overt capitalism at work behind the synthesis, they can find it amusing in a funny, ironic way. In effect, Disney appeals to its fans as well as Joy Division’s, who might
have been opposed as I was. For the time being, however, both are out of luck. Two days after it was released, Disney has pulled the shirt from its shelves, ensuring its collector’s item status. Whether it will end up back on sale any time soon remains to be seen.
list service: Three bands that the sex Pistols were responsible for
June 4, 1976 stands out as one of the most important dates in music history. It marks the date of a Sex Pistols gig at Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. They came, they sucked, and others felt they could do better. Sources say that a mere 40 people attended, but thousands claim they attended. These are the bands we know started as a result of seeing the Sex Pistols that day. Buzzcocks After reading an NME review of the Sex Pistols’ first performance and then venturing to London to see the band for themselves, singer/guitarist Pete Shelley and then frontman Howard Devoto arranged the gig at Lesser Free Trade Hall. They were originally meant to perIan Paul rook form at the show, but the other members dropped out and they weren’t able to recruit new mem- the three from meeting at gigs, re- The smiths bers in time. Technically, the band sponded to an ad and was recruited After witnessing the Sex Pistols in played a gig in April of that year, without an audition. They became Manchester, Morrissey performed but they started to take off after Warsaw, which later changed it’s in numerous groups, including The that date. name to Joy Division in order to Nosebleeds, and Slaughter & The avoid being confusion with London Dogs. He was also the president group Warsaw Pakt. After Curtis of the UK branch of the New York Joy division After separately attending the approached TV host Tony Wilson, Dolls fan club, and founded The infamous Sex Pistols gig, bassist Wilson signed the group and start- Cramps’ fan club “The Legion of the Peter Hook and guitarist/key- ed Factory Records, which opened Cramped.” In 1982, Morrissey met boardist Bernard Sumner later met a club that allowed large crowds to guitarist Johnny Marr, and wrote each other and, after talking over witness what would later become songs with him. Through recordtheir lack of enthusiasm for the set, known as post-punk sound for the ing with Marr, eventually Morrissey with Terry Mason they assembled a first time. met Andy Rourke, Mike Joyce, Dale band called Stiff Kittens. Still withHibbert, and the first Smiths album out a singer, Ian Curtis, who knew was recorded in 1984.
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A large donation will help spur renovations to the uofG athletic facilities forward
A recent anonymous donation of $1.5 million dollars has been made to the University of Guelph’s athletic program. The money will go towards renovations to Alumni Stadium; namely the installation of a synthetic field and track. University of Guelph Athletic Director Tom Kendall suggests the field will not only benefit Gryphon athletes, but the entire student body as well. “It’s a place that we can use for intramural finals and as a place that we can use when all of the other fields are in use. It’s a university
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stadium … that can be used for all the facility in the near future. Cur- team’s current training facilities kinds of events,” said Kendall. rently, the lights at the stadium do off-campus. Kendall explains that the cost of Due to the nature of natural turf, not work well enough for their init was often used only for football tended purpose. The renovations to having teams train off-campus is a games during the fall season. The the electrical systems will pave the large expense to the university, and installation of a synthetic surface way for the future installation of a the development of world-class fawill allow for more flexibility in superior lighting system. cilities on campus can only lead to However, Alumni Stadium isn’t bigger and better things for Guelph the stadium’s use. “I’m sure it will be a better place the only facility on campus under- Athletics moving forward. to have the orientation pep rally going a serious overhaul. This spring will also see the reas well as some of the major gathThe dome behind the Athletic placement of a 25 year-old ice erings on campus,” said Kendall. Center was condemned two years making system in the arena. The The decision to focus the funds ago after a similar structure col- $1.8 million dollar project will reon Alumni Stadium coincide with lapsed in Dallas, Texas. Fans of furbish the year-round arenas with the university’s multi-year plan the Cowboys will recall this well. better equipment and resultantly, that will include massive renova- After being torn down over the past a better playing surface. The recent developments in the tions to the W Mitchell Athletic year, construction on a new dome .F. is moving along steadily. Center and other buildings desigfacilities are largely the result of nated for athletic use. The new dome will be completed a growing student population at The renovation of the playing in May of this year, and will feature the university. It is after all, an insurface at Alumni Stadium will also a similar synthetic field to the one stitution of higher learning, and see the installation of the physical being installed at Alumni Stadium, outfitting sufficient classroom and infrastructure (electrical power and as well as a 200m track; a notable study areas has been a bigger pricabling) required to further expand improvement to the Track and Field ority of the university than the creation of world-class athletic faculties. Ask anyone who’s been in the weight and aerobic rooms in the Athletic Center: the student population has simply outgrown its current athletic and recreation facilities and as a result, the time has arrived for significant renovation in those areas. “It’s an exciting project for us all to work on,” said Kendall. While the complete extent of the renovations may not be completed for a few more years, the lasting impact of these new facilities will be felt moving forward as the Gryphons look to place themselves among Canada’s elite university athletics programs. In the case of this university, it all starts with the home-field advantage, something these new facilities will look to solidify as a defining element of this educational institution.
construction at the new dome is well underway and should be completed by late spring this year.
Figure skating, team preps for ouas
This coming February, the University of Guelph’s figure skating team will be competing at the OUA Championships in London, Ontario. Despite the fact that every member must skate on the synchronized skating team, they must also take part in a single, pairs or fours event. Each of these event categories represents the number of skaters that participate, which then vary from different levels of dance, freeskate and skills throughout. “Everybody’s been working really hard, we’re on the ice at 7 a.m. every morning for two hours,” said team captains Bailey Beldham and Christine Kucava, both in their third year, about the upcoming competition. Daily training has been ongoing since the beginning of the semester up until the OUAs. “As of last year we did lose a lot of our skaters, so it is a rebuilding year for us,” Kucava responded when asked how they felt in comparison to last year’s competition. They have high hopes for success. By participating in other competitions this season, the team tried to get a feel for how the judges would respond. With roughly 10 teams partaking in the OUAs this year, the most substantial part of the competition is still the synchronized skating event. A total of 15 points can be given for first place in this event and if won, the total score of the team can change drastically. Playing competitive varsity sports consumes a great amount of time. Like many varsity athletes most of these skaters are full time students, and some also have jobs. Beldham and Kucava
The 2011-2012 figure skating team takes a break from early morning practice to pose for The ontarion.
agreed that they still do it regardless, because even though it is competitive, they are not looking for a career in the sport as an outcome. “We all used to be competitive skaters, now we do it to continue skating whereas other varsity teams are still trying to ‘make it’ in the sport” Beldham stated. Be sure to look out for our Gryphon figure skaters and wish them luck at bringing home the gold.
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Day-long concert rattles concert-circuit conventions, collects money for charity
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“I have the experience of often playing with bands where I am the only woman in the entire lineup”
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alk around downtown Guelph and often you will be hard-pressed to find a concert flyer or (even rarer) a marquee packed with names boasting performances from female musicians. Playing in local bluegrass-folk group Your Neck of the Woods, it’s an experience that mandolin/guitar player and vocalist Nicole Bilyea is well acquainted with. “As a musician in Guelph I’ve wanted to see more female-bodied/female-identified musicians performing around town,” Bilyea told The Ontarion. “I have the experience of often playing with bands where I am the only woman in the entire lineup (other than our drummer, Julia [Stead]).” In response to that reality, coupled with some charitable intentions, Bilyea teamed up with Spencer Shewen – a concert promoter from local booking company Fortnight Productions – to assemble a marathon concert experience titled “100 Mile Riot” on Jan. 21. Featuring 14 acts from female identified and femalebodied musicians, with only 10 minutes spanning between each set, the stage featured performances from spoken word artists, singersongwriters, beat boxing, and DJs throughout the day. “I’ve been to many, many festivals and shows where there are only male performers, and it’s just sort of taken for granted. It’s not really something that most people would even notice, so I wanted to make a point of having this 12 hour festival packed to the brim,” Bilyea said. Gathering a wide range of performers, Bilyea felt a need to display the diversity of talent among female-bodied and female-identified performers. “I think that a lot of the time, music made by women is sort of marginalized into being ‘chick music,’ or that it’s something separate and is not as well respected or having that immediate universal thing that’s sort of granted to a lot of male musicians,” said
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Bilyea. “I wanted there to be an opportunity for up-and-coming female-identified musicians to have a stage where other booking agents and promoters are going to be so that they can get some recognition and hopefully through this be able to book more around town, as well as just appreciate some of the bigger names that have come from Guelph or that operate out of Guelph such as Rouge and Sheezer.” One of the highlights of the event for Bilyea was when Sarah Mangle performed. “Before she started she addressed why she wanted to play, what she thought of the event, and she addressed the fact that the reason why we don’t see more femalebodied, female-identified, racialized, queer, etc. musicians performing around town – or at least not with the prevalence that they exist on the house show circuit is that we don’t make it a welcoming enough place for them, and she hoped that the booking people who were there, venue owners, and etc. would think about that,” she said. “And I think they did.” An executive member of the University of Guelph’s V-Day chapter, which provided other executive members to work doors and other members to helm an information table, Bilyea was also concerned about making the event as inclusive as possible. “I hope that it felt inclusive and that no one felt excluded,” she said. “It’s always tricky organizing things that are womancentered, especially when we are working within the V-Day campaign, which often uses language associating women with vaginas. But not all women have vaginas and I hope that any trans-women that may have heard about the event and wanted to perform would have felt that they could.” V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls inspired by activist/ playwright Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. 100 Mile Riot also served as a promotional outlet for V-Day, and more specifically, the U of G chapter, which is also organizing campus productions of The Vagina Monologues and sister play, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (MMRP) this semester. Emily McRoberts is the co-director of this year’s Vagina Monologues production, alongside Hilda Nouri.
“We rely on events like the 100 Mile Riot to fundraise and run our productions,” said McRoberts. “However, we also receive some funding from the student body through a small CSA fee each semester, which means that most of the funds from events like these go directly to our benefactors– The Wellness Centre at the University of Guelph and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.” The event was beneficial to V-Day and its associated productions for more than just fundraising, though. It also served to raise awareness of the events in the community. “V-Day events t e n d t o b e ve r y well attended,” said McRoberts. “We do want to try to reach out to a more diverse community this year. Events like the 100 Mile Riot are an effort to raise the profile of V-Day in our community, as we try to engage with different groups, especially as we recognize that the campaign would accomplish more if more men were involved.” All of the revenue from 100 Mile Riot is being combined with earnings from The Vagina Monologues and MMRP and then being split between the local Women in Crisis Centre and Wellness Centre. 10 per cent will also be directed to women in Haiti, where sexual violence against women has been a major issue long preceding the 2010 earthquake, through a program organized by the international V-Day campaign. Many locally organized events and fundraisers through V-Day affiliates around the world contribute to this fund.
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Before presenting its productions of Eve Ensler’s plays, the U of G V-Day chapter will be putting together a second volume of Saturday Night: Untold Stories of Sexual Assault in Guelph, a zine-formatted collection of anonymous personal accounts from people that have experienced sexual assault. In preparation, the group will be organizing off-campus workshops to provide support as well as guidance throughout the process. Those who are interested can contact Nicole Bilyea. They will also be holding a “Slut Slam,” a sexy storytelling event, at some point in March. The Vagina Monologues are set to take place on Feb. 10 and 11, with MMRP to follow in March.
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together and support each other. Alongside these losses, this year’s starting libero and captain Megan Canavan was also swept away from the lineup when she ended up with a broken foot after the holiday training season. Although younger players have had to step up this year, veteran and middle blocker Erinn Bickle still remains a strong force, who teammate Lloyd notes “continues to provide us with consistent results.” Although the team is currently in 10th place in the OUA standings, Lloyd remains positive. “We still have a chance to make playoffs; all we need to do is buckle down and play with no regrets. The season is not over for us,” said Lloyd. Indeed its not; the team has five more games, in which they can turn their 5-8 wins to losses around. “Our passing needs to improve in order for our offense to get better. We also need to do a better job of blocking against outside attacks,” said Funk. The only question remains: will the Gryphons shake this slump in order to make playoffs?
Gryphon women’s volleyball: in a rut?
This weekend the Gryphon women’s volleyball team faced the McMaster Marauders and the Ryerson Rams, however all was not golden on the volleyball court. The women’s team dropped their first match against the Marauders losing in three straight sets. Set scores were 25-17, 25-22 and 26-24. This was a tough loss for the Gryphons and the team’s confidence was already said to be quite low, as they also dropped two games last weekend to Ottawa and Western. The following day the girls also fell to the Ryerson Rams, losing three sets to one. Set scores were 27-25, 2225, 20-25, 21-25. “The main cause for our losses is that as a group, we are not playing well at crucial times,” explained head coach Paul Funk. “It’s not one thing or one player. Everyone is taking a turn making errors late in games.” On a brighter note Funk also made note of the weekend’s silver lining. “We didn’t give up at any point and played hard to the end.” To brighten the weekend losses, left side hitter and captain, Brooke Lloyd returned to the court, as she faced a week-long sit out with an ankle-sprain. Lloyd came back in full force as she lead the team with 15 points in the Ryerson game, closely followed by teammate and middle blocker, Erinn Bickle with 14 points. “We began each set strongly up until the 16th point in which we failed to execute the skills needed to win the set,” said Lloyd. However, the team has faced several challenges this season. Last year the Gryphons finished in first place in the league and ended their season placing second in the OUA. Coming off that high the team lost three key players, including setter Melissa McGinn, middle player Kylen Van Osch, and right side Claire Sandor. With the graduation of experienced players comes fresh faces, in which a new starting line up must learn to play
Just barely visible is the fast moving volleyball making its way over the net after a big hit from fourth year player Brooke lloyd during the Gryphons game against the ryerson rams.
The Gryphons wrestling team claimed the gold at the Guelph open Wrestling tournament on Jan. 21 and 22. competing against 29 other teams, the Gryphon women–who are currently ranked third in the cIs–had three members of the team finish in the top five. Gryphons, kelsey Gsell and allison leslie finished with silver and bronze in their respective weight categories, while rookie madison Parks had an impressive debut, finishing fifth in her weight category. Gryphon wrestling action continues on Jan. 28 at the Western open.
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Insomnia and its many aspects
our sleep patterns are our health, the environment we are in, high As students we have so much going blood pressure and medication. in our daily lives. Whether it is “Students have a busy brain. The class, jobs, clubs, finances, sports key is to shut it off when trying to teams and the list goes on. But fall asleep,” said Somers. what if a student were to try and According to Somers, one of the perform all these tasks while suf- most problematic thoughts stufering from insomnia? According dents have that impede their sleep to a Statistics Canada health report, is thinking about sleep itself. Stuinsomnia is a sleeping disorder that dents tell themselves that they have involves difficulty falling asleep, to fall asleep right away. People also staying asleep or falling back to try and stay awake longer in the sleep once awakened. Insomnia is hopes of getting tired. The probnot any rare disorder either, as it lem with this theory, as Somers affects nearly a third of the adult identifies, is that we have ebbs and North American population. Being flows in our rhythm and that by so common, insomnia is bound to staying awake later you will get a affect the lives of university stu- second wind of energy– as any students who are vulnerable to sleep dent who has stayed up for long deprivation thanks to busy work- enough into the night working on loads and thriving social lives. an assignment could testify to. Kathy Somers, from the UniverSomers stresses three steps to sity of Guelph’s Stress Management follow in order to fall asleep more Clinic, states that there are three easily. The first step is to be in a types of insomnia. relaxed state when trying to fall mental state of mind. The lack of asleep. An example Somers uses sleep can cause increased worrying that most people can relate to is which then becomes frustration. It “Thinking about falling asleep while watching TV can also cause one to have mood . studying longer could The second step Somers mentions changes as well. Noticeable traits is to park any thoughts that are of this are irritability and a short also be like asking not about rest while trying to fall temper, both of which can escalate yourself, should i have asleep. If you are supposed to not depression. Somers also lists other think about sleeping or any other symptoms, such as decreased cona couple beers?” Kathy thoughts you are having what are centration, memory, productivity Somers, u of G Stress you supposed to think about? That and immune system. Insomnia will Management Clinic is where the third step comes in. decrease leptin levels, Somers adds. Transient insomnia is having It is called BMW (not the car). B, When deprived of leptin we have trouble sleeping for a couple days for breathing and breathing slow- a stronger craving for carbohyto a week– something that most if ly, because that is our breathing drates and food– as if there was not all students have experienced, rate when asleep. M, is for muscles, not enough temptation to indulge especially in exam time. Then there that is letting our muscles relax. As in junk food already. Somers emis acute insomnia, which is sleeping for what to think about, W which phasizes that insomnia can also deprivation for up to three weeks. stands for warmth. Thinking about impair glucose tolerance which And finally, chronic insomnia, being cozy and warm under the means our body is in a pre-diawhich is sleeping trouble lasting blankets, or possibly a hot sum- betic state. Yikes. longer than three weeks. mer day can help you to relax your An aspect all students can relate Somers mentions that the main mind. to is cramming in a long night of contributing factor for insomnia is Insomnia in students usually studying for a test. Unlike in high stress. Some other factors affecting takes a toll on their emotions and school though, where tests are
volley ball ( m) last Game results: Jan 22nd Guelph vs. ryerson 3 – 0
GryPhon season standInGs: W l t 9 6
next Game: Jan 27 vs. Waterloo @ Waterloo volley ball ( W)
last Game results: Jan 22nd Guelph vs. ryerson 1 – 3
GryPhon season standInGs: W l t 5 8
next Game: Jan 27 vs. Waterloo @ Waterloo B as ketball ( m) last Game results: 21 Guelph vs. Waterloo 80 – 68
more about regurgitating information, university is about relating information. If you are awake for 19 hours are more, your brain functioning is impaired at the same level as being too drunk to drive. “Thinking about studying longer could also be like asking yourself, should I have a couple beers?” said Somers. As university students, life can be rollercoaster ride as it is and having trouble sleeping should be the least of your worries. Unfortunately lack of sleep seems to go hand-in-hand with a jam-packed uni lifestyle. If you would like to learn more about insomnia or how to combat a sleeping disorder Kathy Somers is running a weekly Better Sleep program. For more information go to uoguelph.ca/~ksomers. So if you feel like sleep is coming at a premium these days, you might want to consider checking it out.
GryPhon season standInGs: W l t 10 10
next Game: Jan 28 vs Brock @ GuelPh B as ketball ( W) last Game results: Jan 21 Guelph vs. Waterloo 79 – 61
GryPhon season standInGs: W l t 8 8
next Game: Jan 28 vs Brock @ GuelPh Ice hockey ( m) last Game results: Jan 21 Guelph vs. laurier 5 – 3
Gryphons men’s lacrosse player enters professional ranks
Minnesota Swarm, a huge step to- experience has contributed to his wards reaching his ultimate goal of role as a heavily relied on player becoming a full-time professional with the Gryphons. in the league. “Wass has a huge role with our A native of the lacrosse hotbed of team,” said third year attackman, Peterborough, Ont., it didn’t take Connor Deuchars. “He is a huge Wasson-McQuigge long to get in- presence in the locker room and volved in Canada’s national sport. he can have a big impact at both “I started playing lacrosse com- ends of the field on any given shift, petitively when I was six years especially on face-offs and ground jeFF sehl old, but played house league balls.” starting when I was four,” said Despite his on-field success With only nine teams currently Wasson-McQuigge. with the Gryphons, including a participating, and teams folding Since then he has gone on to National Championship in 2008, or relocating on a yearly basis, the play along side some of Cana- Wasson-McQuigge believes his National Lacrosse League is argu- da’s top players in the Ontario participation in CUFLA with the ably one of the hardest professional Lacrosse League’s “Junior A” di- Gryphons has helped him in his leagues to find work in as a player. vision, and more recently in Major development as a lacrosse player. “Playing with the Gryphons has However, Joe Wasson-McQuigge, Series Lacrosse (Canada’s “Senior helped me develop into a more of a fourth year player and captain A” league) with the Peterborough of the Gryphons men’s lacrosse Lakers, as well as in the Canadian an all-around player,” said Wasteam, has managed to find a job University Field Lacrosse Asso- son-McQuigge. “We play field on the practice squad of the NLL’s ciation with the Gryphons. This lacrosse here at Guelph and I play
fourth year lacrosse player, Joe wassonMcQuigge, has managed to break into the national Lacrosse League with the Minnesota Swarm.
midfield, so I get to play both offence and defence, where in the summer time we play box and I mostly just play defence, so it has definitely helped my offensive game.” Wasson-McQuigge looks to continue to develop and find more on-field success again with the Gryphons next year, who look to improve on their semi-final loss to the Bishops University Gaiters at the CUFLA National Championship this past season. In the meantime, Wasson-McQuigge will continue to work towards cracking the game day roster of the Minnesota Swarm, who are in a rebuilding year this season. The Swarm currently sits at 0-1 and takes on a 2-0 Buffalo Bandits squad Jan. 28.
GryPhon season standInGs: W l t 5 3
next Game: Jan 26 vs. york @ york Ice hockey ( W) last Game results: Jan 21 Guelph vs. Queens 4 – 0
GryPhon season standInGs: W l 15 5 t
next Game: Jan 26 vs. toronto @ GuelPh
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Gryphons in history
Published in The Ontarion on september 25, 1984.
“Guelph crushes Windsor 42-23” is the headline of a homecoming ’84 recap article. While the football team trounced the Windsor lancers on the field, the Gryphon cheer squad had a successful debut on the sidelines. In an earlier article describing the return of the cheer squad, the sports editor of 1984 wrote that their uniforms could be described in one word: “class.” reporting on the festivities of homecoming the article also noted that along with providing a terrific view of the game, the stadium also provided a good place for people watching– in particular the highly entertaining fans spotted puking in the stands. you gotta love the 80s.
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a fight between the two. If Gvora fought, he would have been ejectGuelph’s penalty ended prior to ed from the game and subject to a Laurier’s easing the way for Gvora one-game suspension –an action to score the tying goal. Peroff, which would have made it imposrecently released out of the pen- sible for him to achieve a hat-trick, alty box, gained an assist, as did which was completed on an empty team point leader J.T. MacDonald. net in the game’s final minute. Laurier appeared to contest the “[Gvora] is playing so well for us legitimacy of that goal, possibly and he’s been scoring a lot of goals because a whistle may have blown so he’s a bit of a target,” said Camp. before the puck crossed the goal “Our guys are very disciplined line. Their on-ice captain talked about turning the other cheek to a referee, but to no avail. when it comes to that sort of thing. Three minutes into the third They don’t need to be fighting to period Gryphon centre Phil Teri show that they’re tough,” added received left winger Cale Jeffer- Camp, in regards to fighting. ies’ pass. Teri glided beside the Laurier beat Windsor 4-2 the crease and put the puck in the top following night but still remain corner of the net beating Hawks three points behind Guelph in the goaltender Ryan Daniels and giv- west division, who will attempt to ing Guelph a 4-3 lead. extend their two-game win streak Also in the third period, Laurier on Jan. 26 when they visit York. defenseman Frank Riddle strongly checked Gvora nearly prompting
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Gryphon centre Justin Gvora searches for a hole in the laurier defence, while Patrick campbell awaits the pass
shedding light on seasonal affective disorder
Now that the snow has finally settled, it would seem silly to try and deny that winter is finally upon us. But for those who share a particular aversion to the bitter cold conditions, there may be something slightly more sinister at work. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also commonly referred to as seasonal depression, is a relatively common affliction that predominantly affects individuals during the winter months. Often argued, is the possibility that this condition may actually be the residual effects of a hibernation response from our distant ancestors. Researchers have speculated whether this could account for feelings of low mood and sluggishness commonly described. From an evolutionary standpoint, these claims might be substantiated by alter the times at which we typithe distinct need for our ances- cally feel tired. tors to conserve energy during the So how do you know if you are long winter months, as food was affected? Research in Ontario sugundoubtedly found in much short- gests that between two per cent er abundance than it is nowadays. and three per cent of the general All the same, in today’s busy cli- population may have SAD. Another mate one can hardly sacrifice such 15 per cent have a less severe exa significant portion of the year to perience described as the “winter slumber. blues” (CMHA). This distinction While there is still no confirmed is very important to point out, as cause for the condition, research sometimes the two terms are used continues to go on. Prevailing interchangeably, and incorrectly. theories state a “biological inter“[True SAD] is a pattern of full nal clock” in the brain may be the blown major depressive episodes root of the issue. that come on predictably every “[SAD] …is really thought to be a winter, and go away as winter starts phenomenon where the person is to end,” said Long. extremely sensitive to changes in Symptoms typically include day length, perceived by the reti- oversleeping (often an increase of na,” commented Dr. Briar Long, a 4 hours or more each day), lethargy, Psychiatrist at Student Health Ser- intense craving for carbohydrates, vices. So as the days become shorter weight gain, withdrawal from soduring winter, so too does this clock cial contacts and depression. Those who have a predisposition for mood disorders such as clinical depression and bipolar disorder, or have a history of mental health problems in their family ought to be particularly vigilant. Luckily, there are a number of ways in which people can cope with the symptoms, and even safeguard against the onset of SAD. Among the more common methods of treatment are “light therapy”, which involves exposure to light using a special fluorescent light box for several minutes a day; counselling and treatments such as cognitive-behavioural therapy; and anti-depressants, which are effective in delivering relief to those suffering symptoms and are available to use (but should not be used as a pre-emptive measure). That being said, there are lots of practices that can be implemented in our daily routines which are great for overall physical and mental health. Things like regular exercise, getting enough rest, eating regular and healthy meals, taking time to relax, making your workspace sunnier and brighter, and spending more time outside are all perfect examples of how we can improve our daily lives and maintain a balanced mood. So remember, next time you’re feeling as though your internal clock is wound a little too tight, take a moment to yourself and try to enjoy the brighter sides of winter; after all, it only comes once a year. Students at UofG interested in finding out more can access the Feeling Better Now program, an online mental health diagnosis tool available to all students. More info can be found at www.feelingbetternow.com/uoguelph/
Fan of the Game
It wasn’t hard to choose a Fan of the Game at this year’s winter homecoming game, also known as the Frosty Mug. Not that the Sleeman Centre was lacking in Gryphon fans, but because a group of 13 distinctly proud and boisterous fans sporting face paint, Gryphon jerseys, pompoms and red glasses were the obvious choice. Joining them were two of the enthusiastic contestants in the Build a Burger competition. Talking with The Ontarion, it was revealed that the group was actually made up of members from the University of Guelph ringette team, who celebrated a silver medal in the University Challenge Cup over the holidays. Starting from the left and moving counter-clockwise, they are: Emily Anderson, Andrea Kereliuk, Martine, Emma Marshall-Catlin, Megan Carberry, Michaela Ondrejicka, Morgan Faulds, Deanna Walter, Natasha Hopf, and Maggie Kirkwood. “Our ringette team was all excited to go and it sounded like fun. I’ve been to homecoming, but I’ve never been to the Frosty Mug before,” said Deanna Walter. “This is my fifth year at [the University of Guelph] and I’ve never been to winter homecoming, so I’m really excited!” When asked how the team was enjoying the event so far, Walters responded with a short and tothe-point answer: “love it.” “Is the team going to win tonight? Of course. Come on, it’s the Gryphons,” said Walters. Pom-poms waving, the Fan of
the Game group cheered as the Gryphons banked one last goal on an open net as the final buzzer sounded, closing the game with a score of 5-3.
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attracted to having relationships with individuals of either sex, it would be “biromantic.” And so on. Already among this population, you can find a wide variety of experiences, interests, and desires. One thing that you might be surprised to learn is that many asexual individuals report masturbating, often to the point of orgasm. This fact seems to surprise most people, as masturbating is generally thought of as a sexual act. Again, just as masturbation rates vary throughout the population, it varies among those who identify as asexual. Asexuality can still be a really confusing topic to wrap your head around. We’ve had this dominant idea in society that all individuals feel sexual attraction to someone else, whether it is to individuals of the same sex, opposite sex, or both. But we’re slowly learning that it might not be that simple. To learn more about asexuality, the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) has tons of information available at www. asexuality.org. It’s time that we start to expand our thinking and consider the breadth of the different sexualities that exist in our world. And if in doubt, remember, asexuality = a sexuality.
sex Geek: asexuality = a sexuality Beth’s craft corner
When it comes to talking about sexual orientations, we generally cover the basics- heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and pansexual. One of the orientations that we neglect to mention is asexual. It probably isn’t that surprising, since most people don’t know what it is. Before we can understand what it is, let’s talk about what asexuality isn’t. In biology class, you probably learned that asexual reproduction is the result of only one parent. Well, that definition has absolutely nothing to do with asexuality. Generally, asexuality can be understood as a sexual orientation where an individual doesn’t feel sexual attraction towards anyone. While we don’t hear about it an awful lot, it’s estimated that about one per cent of individuals are asexual. Morrissey (of The Smiths), Janeane Garofalo (an actress), and Tim Gunn (of Project Runway) have all identified themselves as asexual. Now, just like any issue of sexuality, simply throwing anyone who identifies as asexual into a one-size-fits-all category doesn’t work. Among asexuals, there are two distinct groups: asexual romantics and asexual aromantics. For asexual romantics, they may crave some of the connections of a romantic relationship, like cuddling, kissing or hugging, but feel uncomfortable when it crosses into overtly sexual behaviour. From the research that I’ve found, there doesn’t seem to be much consensus on where you draw the line between romantic and sexual behaviour. Instead, it’s something that might be different for each person. Asexual romantics may have romantic relationships, get married, or even partner for life. On the other hand, asexual aromantics may have no interest in the sexual or relationship aspects. Let’s clear this up: not desiring a relationship doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with a person. It doesn’t mean that they’re in some way deficient, or that they should want to be different; it simply means that what they want is different from what we commonly think of as normal. Also, the distinction between romantic and aromantic shouldn’t be thought of as a binary (either/or), but rather as a continuum. With the romantic designation also comes another identifier: who is it that you’re interested in having a relationship with? If it’s someone of the same sex, there might be slightly variations on the terms, but that would qualify as a “homoromantic.” If you were
Make your own paper beads
Beth purdon mclellan
Making beads out of old recycled magazines is practiced all over the world. This craft will cost you next to nothing and you can customize their size, shape and colour. It takes a few tries to get the hang of this craft, so if you decide to try it out, don’t get discouraged! you will need: Old magazines Glue stick A piece of wire Varnish (optional) how to make it: Pick out a few pages from a magazine that have colours and designs that you like. Remember that you will be rolling the paper, so don’t look for specific images but rather an over-all pattern on the page. Cut your page into long narrow strips. The size of your bead depends on how wide you cut the strips. Strips can be cut into rectangles or long, narrow triangles. Cutting strips into triangles will give you a more rounded bead, whereas rectangular strips create cylinders. Put the side of the paper that you
want to be seen face down on the table, and coat the opposite with the glue stick. However, at one end of the strip leave 1-2 cm uncovered. If you have cut triangles, be sure that you do not apply glue to the base of the triangle. Take your wire and begin rolling the bead around the wire, starting with the end of the strip that has no glue on it. Be sure to wrap them tightly. This might take you a couple tries, and you may need to apply more glue. Allow your beads to dry. You can either stop here and make your necklace or proceed to varnish your beads. Clear varnish can be bought at any hardware store for a reasonable price. It is always a good thing to have around. If you are really hoping to cut costs, the Guelph’s recycle depot has a paint exchange program, where residents can pick up half empty cans of paint products for free. There are usually a collection of stains and varnishes. However, be careful that there isn’t any dirt or debris in the varnish before you use it. To varnish, take two or three paper towels and dip them in the varnish, wringing out the excess product. Place the paper towel on a piece of cardboard. Keeping your beads on the wire, gently roll them on the varnish. Be careful you don’t soak them. The varnish is just a coating that protects the beads from moisture.
screaming at the tv was the only way tink could hold back from throwing her bowl of doritos right at tom Brady’s face. she should probably be hitting Joe Flacco, though. someone needs to tell him football isn’t just about defence. and now what? Patriots or Giants? no thanks. It’s gonna take a lot of chicken wings to get her to a super Bowl party this year.
One was a salted.
I don’t know what possessed me to buy that first salted duck egg. Unrefrigerated, packed in its own little bag, and covered in a thick layer of charcoal and salt. Quite possibly one of the most unappealing things I’d yet seen intended for human consumption. If it weren’t labeled, I probably would have thought it was a pet rock. I had to do some research on how to prepare them, but it ended up being pretty simple. Start by rubbing the salt off with your thumb into the trash. Some eggs will have a layer of clay between the salt and eggshell, while others won’t. Once you’ve got enough off as you can, run the egg under the tap, rubbing gently until the shell is completely clean. The prepared egg can be used in a number of ways. The simplest is simply to boil it, as is, like any other egg. After about six or seven minutes in boiling water, it will be ready to add to many different dishes. The flavour is quite different from standard fresh chicken eggs, so maybe don’t throw it into a Cobb salad. In it’s boiled state, it is great sliced and added to ramen or other noodle dishes, or added to congee or plain white rice. One of the most popular ways the eggs are used is actually in desserts. When cracked open, the yolk is round, firm and bright orange and can easily be removed from the egg white with your hands, unlike the fresh eggs we might be used to. The salted yolk is an ingredient in moon cakes, a seasonal pastry including lotus nut or red bean paste and a salted egg yolk.
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Another way to use the eggs is in various steamed pork dishes. Separate them when they’re still raw. If you crack them into a bowl, you can pull out the yolk with your hand. It’s firm and feels quite dry. It should also be an astonishingly bright orange. Mix the whites of two eggs with lean ground pork, grated ginger, chopped green onions and garlic, a splash of water and a spoonful or two of cornstarch to bind. Mix thoroughly with your hands. The mixture can be used in a number of ways. As a filling for dumplings, wrapped around green onions and pan fried, or steamed either as one large patty or as individual meatballs. The latter is my favourite, simply rolling the mixture into balls and cooking in a conventional steamer. Serve alongside ramen or other noodle dishes, with tamari and lots of hot sauce.
The teddy bear must be changed into a source of daily terror in a child’s life.
It has reoccurred so often it has become a cliché: a scandal rocks the White House and attempts to manage it impact people the whole world. At best, favourite TV shows are pre-empted for continuous coverage. At worst, the president thunders across the world stage launching terrorist attacks on weak nations to distract the home population with jingoism. Between these extremes is the legacy of a minor scandal in the career of Theodore Roosevelt, and its symbol the teddy bear. One hundred and ten years ago, Roosevelt refused to shoot a bound bear, leaving the task to his aides. This became a symbol of who knows what, but both he and his opponents took to waving the toy inspired by the event as either a triumph or reproach. The toy then quickly spread from the world of politics into the world of children’s beds. While the threat or grandeur of Roosevelt persisted, the effects of the teddy bear on children may have been rightly swept aside. However, with the man long dead, teddy bears require a critical re-examination. A child raised on teddy bears has every reason to believe bears are as huggable and cute as the toy. To an adult this may be an obvious fiction, but to children wandering the bear-filled woods it acts as an invitation to trouble.
amateur crepes with raspberry syrup
Once the other side is done (these Add the lemon juice and finally babies cook fast so check every min- the lemon zest. Make sure you’ve ute or so) slide it onto a plate, add got a thick syrup consistency and some butter to the pan and repeat. set the pot aside to cool. You should end up with a small stack Take a large spoonful of the of crepes. raspberry syrup and spread over Note: the first crepe you make will your crepe, then fold it in half, look horrific. Feel free to munch on and then in half again. it while you work on the rest. You can add whipped cream, or icing sugar and fresh berries to top it off. Voila. raspberry syrup: In a small pot add the water and the sugar. Bring to a high-medium boil and stir. Add the raspberries in and crush them as you stir.
While bears are not necessarily Crepes are easy, delicious and fur-draped monsters, they are impressive to serve. wild animals that should not be disturbed. Hugging, cuddling, Ingredients: 1 cup of flour sifted or petting a wild bear can only 1-1 1/2 cups of milk or soy lead to an outcome much inferior 1 large egg to the comfort a child reared on 1/2 tbsp of sugar1 tsp vanilla teddy bears has come to expect. extract Since we cannot and should not expect to stop children from wanpinch of salt dering bear-filled forests alone, pinch of cinnamon we need to reconsider the role of butter for the pan the teddy bear. tepid water An outright ban would be overkill, and only serve to make them 2 cups of raspberries more desirable in the hearts of 1 cup of sugar rebellious toddlers everywhere. 1 cup of water The teddy bear must instead be 1/2 lemon’s worth of juice and changed into a source of daily zest terror in a child’s life. It should growl and gnash its teeth, and For the crepes: tear endlessly at the remnants of a little stuffed child corpse Start by beating the egg in a large with a mirror in place of the bowl, add in the flour slowly. Mix face. Any child with this version until the egg is evenly distributed. Add the milk slowly while stirplaced at their pillow side will be immune to the danger of af- ring, the mixture may look a bit fection-provoked bear mishaps. clumpy, but keep stirring. A government subsidy should Add a pinch of salt, cinnamon, be used to ease the transition to the sugar and vanilla. The conthe new toy for lower-income sistency should be thicker than families. cream. Consistency will vary on What may be more sinister than the kind of flour and milk you use. teddy bears is the inspiration they Add water anf flour accordingly. give to producers of other stuffedIn a medium-hot pan melt a creatures. Stuffed sharks have tablespoon of butter, and scoop become commonplace, endanger- some of the crepe mixture with ing deep-sea diving children, and a ladle and rotate the pan while an online company even produces pouring in the batter. You want cute stuffed HIV and Black Death the batter to evenly coat the pan “toys” that seriously threaten to in a circular shape. You’ll know the crepe is ready decimate our child population if they ever become popular. Act- to flip when the edges start to ing now against teddy bears may crisp, ease the edge of the crepe be necessary in preventing the off the pan with a spatula and flip growth of these much more dan- it over. You want them to crisp a gerous threats. very light brown.
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I like the new bus routes
The beginning of the winter semester saw not only see students having to start a whole new set of courses, but a new set of bus routes as well. The transition has not been smooth for everyone: anyone you ask has their own story about frustrations encountered with the new system. I even heard an anecdote whereby someone asked a bus driver downtown what the best way to get between two particular locations was, to which the driver replied, “take a cab.” But when we set aside our reluctance to accept change and become familiarized with the routes, are they really that bad? For one, I have overheard countless people bemoaning how much longer it takes to get across town, with transfer points now at the University Centre in addition to St. Road Mall route that wound itself George’s Square downtown. I will around the Janefield-Scottsdale admit that I was at first sceptical of area like a confused boa constrictor. the increased need to make trans- The old Perimeter bus used to pass fers, but when you think about it, the corner of Stone Rd. and Watbuses between downtown and the son Pkwy.; there is literally nothing south end used to stop at the UC for there. Good riddance. about five to ten minutes anyway; Increasing service to 15-minute barring a missed connection, trans- intervals between buses during peak ferring does not add any more travel time has come with a decrease to time. For example, while the new 30-minute service frequency offroutes have increased the number peak, including the middle of the of buses I must take between my day. But really, these off-peak buses home and my girlfriend’s from two now operate closer to capacity all buses to three, last time I made the the time, meaning resources (intrek the final bus I required was ten cluding the portion of student fees minutes late, yet I still made it in the that go towards the universal bus same amount of time as I did before pass) are not being squandered runthe changes were implemented. ning nearly-empty buses. This is due in part to the increased Guelph Transit has responded directness of routes. Gone are the to concerns by recently bringing days of the rambling 52 University- back the number 55 University-ColKortright route, or the loopy 9 Stone lege bus and continues to consider
feedback regarding challenges riders encounter. Keep in mind that the old bus system was not without its share of problems, many of which
have been fixed over time. While not perfect, new routes deserve to be given the benefit of the doubt.
a discussion on anxiety
We all have things that make us nervous. Speaking to an audience, taking a difficult exam, or even going out on a date can cause considerable apprehension and worry. But what if almost everything - yes, everything - caused you undue stress? Or what if certain situations could literally paralyze you, preventing you from ever experiencing a happy, active life? Although this may sound dramatic, it is the reality that faces those who have diagnosed anxiety disorders. Roughly ten percent of people are afflicted with an anxiety disorder, of which there are different ‘kinds,’ depending on the way everyday life is disrupted. The generalized form of anxiety is described by the Canadian Mental Health Association as “repeated, exaggerated worry about routine life events and activities.” However, to the person experiencing this extreme anxiety, such worry is not “exaggerated” it is an unrelenting feeling that can consume their thoughts. Telling someone to “lighten up,” or “chill out,” will not be helpful; it may, in fact, make things worse. Without feeding into the emotional upset, be available to your friend/loved one, perhaps asking if there is anything you can do to help. To help alleviate the intense worry being experienced, professionals recommend being supportive, not critical. “With anxiety, it is necessary to work through anxious feelings and reduce the impact they have on a person. Anxiety can be very overwhelming because it triggers the fight or flight response, which is a very physical manifestation,” said Stephanie Bartsch, counsellor. As with all mental illness, compassion and understanding can go a long way. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition of persistent thoughts, compulsions and behaviours which can often be uncontrollable and undesirable. These thoughts are always on the forefront of the person’s mind, typically to the point where it controls much of what they do, and causes extreme stress if such persistent routine cannot be kept or is interfered with. Other anxiety disorders include Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Panic Disorder, and severe phobias. Respectively, these disorders involve emotional symptoms such as terrifying/threatening experiences, panic and intense phobias. For those suffering from any type of anxiety disorder, there is hope. As a professional who has dealt extensively with such afflictions, Bartsch knows that support and encouragement can go a long way. “People often find it helpful to confront their fears in small steps with the help of one trusted support person,” often referred to as their ‘safe person,’ suggests Bartsch. Doing so can gradually reduce symptoms, she says, by increasing a person’s confidence and feelings of competence. “Think about successfully facing your greatest fear and getting through it, and this is the equivalent of what would be occurring.” Bartsch notes that medication may be helpful, “but it is necessary to also develop other skills to help manage and prevent anxiety, such as relaxation techniques and self-talk.” Whether you’re a friend, loved one, or someone afflicted with anxiety yourself, finding and contributing to the help needed for yourself or someone you care about will make a world of difference. And knowing something like that is no cause for concern.
Bill c-11: canada’s soPa?
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) have been reshelved pending further review and revision. Following the blackouts of Jan. 18, opposition to the two digital media bills grew from 31 opponents to 101 according to Propublica. The flip on SOPA and PIPA has been touted as a huge victory from the standpoint of the net’s ability to effect meaningful change in politics. However, this development comes with more of a feeling of momentary relief than of a complete victory. Last November Lawrence Lessig, a renowned digital media lawyer, took his blog out of hibernation following a two-year silence to weigh in on the SOPA issue. “SOPA is just the latest, but in many ways, the most absurd campaign in the endless saga of America’s copyright wars,” Les- lobbying on international standards sig wrote. of IP protection.” In many ways, Lessig was and is Bill C-11, or the “Copyright Modright. The United States is an active ernization Act”’, is the Canadian member of the Anti-Counterfeit- equivalent to SOPA, though it’s not ing Trade Agreement (ACTA) signed nearly as big of a looming threat as by several nations including Cana- its southern counterpart. da. Ed Fast, Canada’s International “The injunction provisions tarTrade Minister signed our nation geting location tools– search onto ACTA this October. Partici- engines such as Google– are popation in ACTA means pushing for tentially similar in effect to what legislation which matches the de- SOPA sought, in that they make the mands of the agreement which can linked content disappear– at least, from the search results of the serbe found online. vice provider,” said Fewer. If this SOPA thing is a just another chapter of the political drama in This means those torrent sites the US, Canadians shouldn’t be too you may frequent would be renconcerned, should they? dered useless, taking all the “free” “Canadians should be concerned,” out of your next season of Dr. Who. says David Fewer, director of the And, let’s face it: Canadians are Canadian Internet Policy & Public one of the world leaders in piraInterest Clinic. cy. According to a 2009 study by “This bill could affect Canadi- BayTSP an American-based anti, an businesses (who are included piracy company, Canada registered amongst the targets of the bill), and 3,342,072 copyright infringements will likely be a feature of future U.S. which effected their clients. This figure places us 10th globally, well new legislation being put forth for behind the United States, which ACTA. ranks fourth with 8,116,302 in“It was written in a manner that IP fringements. However, when you industry lobbyists would approve. account for our relative population, Legislation crafted in such a manner we’re committing almost 300 per cannot help but be heavy-handed.” cent more copyright crimes based ‘Hacktivist’ groups like Anonon individual infringements. ymous are targeting groups who It’s not all bad news on a Big publicly back ACTA. Anonymous Brother scale, though. took down Polish government “The due process provisions in websites in response to their open Canadian courts offer a substan- consideration of joining ACTA. This tial protection against misuse that action has prompted the Polish is missing from SOPA,” said Fewer. government to review their stance. In fact, Fewer welcomes some of In his November address, Lessig the more modest provisions. offered these words for those re“Some of these updates are nec- sisting net legislation: “I don’t believe we will win that essary. For example, we need a war (or better, win the peace and criminal trademark infringement provision to provide law en- move on) — even if we can win batforcement with tools to go after tles like this one — until the more counterfeiters,” he said. basic corruption that is our govThough, there is a great deal of ernment gets addressed...For every concern being voiced among net- thousand hacking at the branchbased communities. Fewer relates es of evil, there is one striking at to these concerns surrounding the the root.”
Not to discount any efforts made by the provincial government to help alleviate the debt problems facing thousands of university students across the province, but the recent 30 per cent tuition rebate seems to have come at a perhaps inopportune time. Recently, the provincial government announced that it was planning on opening three new university campuses across the province, creating new undergraduate student positions for 6,000 students. Undergraduate students currently or soon to be entering the job market in this province will no doubt have a tough time of it. Canada’s unemployment rate is currently sitting around 7.5 per cent, and has only gone down by a single per cent since it hit its heights in 2009 and is still a whole 1.5 per cent above where it was a mere four years ago. Many young graduates are finding themselves in a position where they are saddled with great debt from spending four years in higher education systems and unable to find the kind of employment they’d anticipated in order to pay it back. Many of those graduates– around 20,000 university graduates or students with existing university credits, more than double the number 10 years ago– are having to reenter the education system, returning to colleges and
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supporting the growth of higher education is great, but is it really worth it to have an educated population if they’re unable to find gainful employment in their field, if at all? The concerns of students about tuition are absolutely justified. A lot of what is said about this issue revolves around lowering it, however, much of the rebuttal to that is that running a university isn’t free. If it isn’t feasible to make education affordable to everyone, then attention should be paid to making sure that it is producing people who will be able to enter a job market that will at least allow them to repay their loans.
vocational schools in order to receive the education and training they need to find employment. The amount of students with a large amount of debt and without the financial means to repay it will steadily increase as the job market remains stagnant. Increasing the amount of students in this province will only serve to compound this issue. At a recent roundtable discussion on tuition issues, Guelph MP Liz Sandals spoke of hoping to have an educated Ontario, and the McGuinty government has said that they aim to have 70 per cent of the working population of Ontario educated at a postsecondary level. Encouraging and
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30- Salk’s conquest 31- renaissance fiddle 33- uneven 34- no longer on deck 35- wild Asian dog 38- Place for “stompin’” 41- Curved sword 43- unmusical 46- English cathedral city 48- Prefix with plasm 51- Bibliography abbr. 53- Smiling 55- what you play when you cut class. 57- Legal rights org. 58- new Mexico art colony 59- A single time 61- Decoy 63- Greek goddess of the earth 64- Collar type 65- Squealed 67- Capp and Capone 68- Slender metal fastener
Last week's Solution
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Thursday January 26 The Thursday At Noon Concert Series celebrates its 45th year with a free concert performed by talented SOFAM faculty and sessional instructors. The one hour concert begins at 12 noon in MacKinnon room 107. www. uoguelph.ca/sofam/events Friday January 27 BETTER SLEEP PROGRAM noon group begins at 12:00 pm. Details at www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers. saturday January 28 Rainbow Chorus Waterloo Wellington Winter Concert. A Broadway Celebration “Rainbow & Broadway”. 8pm at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave. Cost: Advance Tickets: $15/Adults or $20/door. $15 /Students/Seniors. $5/children under 12. Advance ticket locations and PayPal: www. rainbowchorus.ca. Tickets also available from chorus members or by calling 519-829-2225. saturday February 4 Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence. February 4-5, 9-5pm. Wen-Do is an active, empowering, and inspiring martial art designed for women’s self-defence. Preregistration and $25 deposit necessary; register in UC Room 107, 11am-5pm, Mon-Fri. $25-$40 (sliding scale) students, $40-$100 (sliding scale) general public. http://www.wendo.ca
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• FREE transportation is available every half hour throughout the day (Space is limited so try and arrive early) Sponsored by Partnerships for Employment www.partners4employment.ca • Buses will pick up and drop off at the University Centre (main entrance)