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the carillon

The University of Regina Students Newspaper since 1962

September 22 - 28, 2011 | Volume 54 Issue 3 |

Having gone through two quarterbacks already, this years Rams call rookie Frankie Gray to duty. Is he up for the task of leading them to their rst victory this year?

the staff
john cameron josh jakubowski business manager production manager mason pitzel copy editor jonathan hamelin news editor martin weaver a&c editor jonathan petrychyn sports editor autumn mcdowell op-ed editor edward dodd features editor dietrich neu graphics editor (vacant) editor-in-chief ad manager shaadie musleh technical coordinator matthew blackwell news writer a&c writer sports writer photographers contributors this week sophie long, maureen mugerwa, kelly malone, sean trembath, mathieu berthiaume, sydney campbell, colin buchinski, kyle leitch, chelsea laskowski, jenn bergen, colton hordichuk, kent peterson lauren golosky paul bogdan (vacant) jarrett crowe troy jul




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a quick note
Hey, reader! As you ip through this issue, youll probably catch sight of a few in-house ads or, more accurately, desperate pleas regarding this nal round of Carillon hiring. Its true, were still looking to ll out our staff for Volume 54, so if youre interested in helping your student newspaper soar to new heights (or at least maintain the level of workmanlike dreck weve always printed), check out our detailed notice on page 17 of this issue! Deadline for rsums is Friday the 23rd at noon, so hurry the hell up already we need you.

the manifesto

In the late 1950s, the University of Regina planned the construction of several new buildings on the campus grounds. One of these proposed buildings was a bell tower on the academic green. If you look out on the academic green today, the rst thing youll notice is that it has absolutely nothing resembling a bell tower. The University never got a bell tower, but what it did get was the Carillon, a newspaper that serves as a symbolic bell tower on campus, a loud and clear voice belonging to each and every student. Illegitimi non carborundum.

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News Editor: Martin Weaver the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

Kim Jay

Petitioning for stability

UR Pride hopes for guaranteed funding
lauren golosky
news writer
Many groups and organizations on campus receive their money from tuition fees, which means their annual funding is guaranteed. Thats not the case for UR Pride, the University of Reginas Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Instead, UR Pride receives its funding directly from the U of R students union, in a process requiring them to apply for money every year. UR Pride hopes to change that this academic year, starting with a petition it hopes will help put the organization on the right track for stable funding. We need roughly 600 signatures, said UR Pride executive director Lisa Smith. The next step will be having the actual vote, and were hoping to do that in January, but its at the discretion of URSU. If the petition garners the compulsory number of signatures, Smith said it will be taken to the students union, which will then hold a referendum for students on campus to decide the fate of UR Prides funding. If students vote in favour of changing the organizations funding, a small fee coming out of student tuition would be established. For full-time students, the fee would be $1.00, with the fee for part-time students half that As a non-prot organization, its very important to have stable funding, Smith said. Without stable funding, we have to reapply every year. Therefore, we have to worry about losing the money that we get, losing the programming that we do, and ring the person who works for us. Smith believes that, by eradicating the hassle to reapply for funding, the focus can be returned to where and how the money is spent. It will make sure everyone on URSU knows exactly what we do, so they are able to know that the money is going towards good things, she explained. The money [from funding] goes towards almost all the programming that we do. About a thousand goes to advertising, two thousand goes to events and providing a positive space, and about a thousand now currently goes to the Positive Space Network. Smith also explained that UR Pride spends money on informational resources for the students on campus, as well as safer-sex supplies. The resources are available for students and can be borrowed for research and casual purposes. We usually spend a thousand dollars towards resources, which goes towards the resource library, Smith said. Its currently 1,500 books, articles, and pamphlets, which are open to students to come and see. UR Pride aims to host at least one event a month, including major ones like the Canadian University Queer Services Conference in 2012. UR Pride, the university, and URSU are involved in hosting the event, which brings together campus queer services from across the nation. Smith said they have received grants for the event, so funding is not an issue. Other events that UR Pride host include Divas at the Owl, the annual drag show, and open mic nights. Other parts of the UR Pride budget are allocated to hiring a fulltime staff member to manage the range of services the organization provides, including counseling, advice, information, and peer support. Mostly, what we do is provide services and we need someone to provide services, Smith said. Last year, we had about 700 volunteer hours going towards what we do. Matthew Lensen, URSU LGBTI director, agrees that it should be necessary to have a secure method of funding for UR Pride. UR Pride currently receives a portion of their funding from URSU, which is granted on a year-to-year basis and never guaranteed, Lensen explained. Non-guaranteed funding means it would be extremely difcult for them to offer their services that benet many students in the community and across campus. Thousands of LGBTQI university students across Canada, and millions worldwide, drop out of school due to harassmentand discrimination in classes and in the workplace, Lensen said. [Some] even commit suicide from the extremely tough situations they come across from family, peers, and everyday life. One of UR Prides main initiatives is to provide counseling, advice, information, and even just friendship to students of all genders, sexualities, and cultural backgrounds. Lensen also believes that protecting these services by establishing guaranteed funding would benet the university community as a whole, not exclusively LGBTQI students. The guaranteed services will help students keep feeling safe and confident in their own bodies, he said.

Matt Duguid

UR Pride currently receives a portion of its

funding from URSU, which is granted on a yearto-year basis and never guaranteed The guaranteed services will help students keep feeling safe and confident in their own bodies.
Matthew Lensen
URSU LGBTI director


the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

This shoeLets get fucked up shine initiative Security measures against underage drinking are sensible, but lowering the drinking age hasnt been moreso slowed down
Shinerama has raised money for Cystic Fibrosis for over 50 years

Martin Weaver

A clearly marked sign at the door of the Lazy Owl lets people know that underage drinking is not permitted in the facility

Students from the Hill Business Students Society do various tasks to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis
tions collected dictating the time he spends up top). There was also a guest speaker whos son has cystic fibrosis. The guest speaker talked to students about the challenges of dealing with the disease. One of the weeks main events was the date auction, held at the Owl. The event auctions off selected people to the highest bidder, who may then take them on a date. Dragana Dzelajlija, who is in the faculty of business, was one of the cochairs for the Shinerama events that took place on campus. Sometimes, getting students involved can be hard, but Dzelajlijia said, We received good responses and it was good to nally doing something for this cause. The date auction was new and fresh and people responded well to that. There were 60 volunteers involved in the events that took place on campus, many of them in their rst year. For the most part, it wasnt as hard to get students involved and helping out at Shine events. [It is important], because it raises awareness about cystic brosis and it raises money to nd a cure, Dzelajlija said. It creates awareness of a disease that I feel is unknown within our generation, said Tia Nyirongo, a U of R student. While there are ways to treat cystic fibrosis, there is still no cure. Progress has been made, as the median survival age in Canada is still just 47.7 years old, a drastic improvement from just 24 years of age back in 1982. The only hope we have for a cure is through increased awareness, Nyirongo said. I hope that more people will become active in fundraising efforts once they realize what cystic brosis is and the severity of this disease. This years Shinerama raised $4,564.33, a number the Hill Business Students Society was thankful for. The group is hoping to put the event on next year.

sophie long
The rst few weeks of school have offered a wide variety of activities for students this year, but new students directly from high school suffer when it comes to enjoying many events that include alcohol. For example, there is Wednesday night Dollar Draft, the beer gardens during Welcome Week, and Friday nights at the Owl. This is an issue for students who wish to participate, whether it means having a few drinks, or just being able to socialise with older friends. Underage drinking is commonplace in Saskatchewan to begin with. According to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Healths 2009 fact sheet on alcohol abuse among youth, 75 per cent of Grade 12 students in the province have engaged in binge drinking. With the majority of Saskatchewan-born students having been drunk by the time they reach university, the inability to take part in liquor-fueled activities may easily prove frustrating. For some students, its frustrating enough to try sneaking into bars or using fake IDs. Alexis Losie, manager of the Owl, sympathises with students who are left out of the loop due to age. The problem is, you have a divide in the school year, she said. Half of the students are of age and half are underage. You cant socialise in a pub or bar if youre too young to get in. Losie may sympathise with students who are left behind in their social groups, but she doesnt take

maureen mugerwa
To help a cause, individuals often taken a walk in someone elses shoes. Since the 1960s, however, participants of Shinerama have shined other peoples shoes to raise money for cystic brosis. In total, over $20 million has been raised through donations across Canadian campuses since the event went national in 1964. It originally started at Waterloo Lutheran University now Wilfrid Laurier University in 1961. It has grown to be Canadas largest post-secondary fundraiser, last year alone raising more than $1 million. This year marked the first time the Hill Business Students Society put on the event. It organized various tasks during the rst week of classes that would help raise funds. The goal was also to raise awareness for the disease. Cystic fibrosis is a chroniclung disease that can be found in children and young adults. Dressed in blue Shinerama tee shirts, the students society walked around the Riddell Centre with donation boxes. There were also Shinerama events held just outside of the Riddell Centre. Those events included a BBQ, the cleaning of cars, the man on the moon event (featuring the students union president being lifted up on a scissor life, with the amount of dona-

underage drinking lightly. After 9 p.m., we have at least three bouncers at the door, she said. And, anytime before then, we will ID you as soon as we see you. SGI has caused some difculty for bar owners and managers lately, with more than one valid type of ID available. However, by the end of the year, drivers licences will be uniform, and things should become much simpler for bouncers. New licences have information burned into the core of the card, which makes duplicating one impossible. Similarly, the barcode on the back of the new licences contains information from the front of the card, so if law enforcement or a bar or restaurant was to scan the ID, they would find out immediately if you were using a fake. Losie is serious about not allowing underage drinkers into the Owl, and with reason. The liquor license for the Owl covers all of the campus, so if the Owl were to get a ne for underage drinking, there would be no alcohol allowed on campus at any time. Losie also told horror stories of young girls in the owl. There have been girls who are 16 trying to get in here, she said. And, when you think about it, there are guys in their late 20s who hang out in here. So, if some girl who is underage comes in and gets drunk because she doesnt know her limits, she might end up making the wrong decision to go home with one of those older guys. While the government in Saskatchewan seems to believe that people suddenly have enough sense

to be able to consume alcohol safely the minute they turn 19, both of its neighbouring provinces see things differently. At the age of 18, students Alberta, Manitoba, and in Saskatchewan are able to vote, attend institutions of higher education, buy cigarettes if they wish, and buy lottery tickets, but only in Saskatchewan are those same students barred from legally purchasing alcohol. Losie encourages a lower legal drinking age, suggesting it would take pressure off campus bars and give students a fuller experience. Kids are drinking at the age of 15 or 16 most of the time, she said. And, if they really want to, they can drive a few hours across the border and drink in some small town somewhere, legally, by the age of 18. And theres probably not going to be a designated driver.

After 9 p.m., we have at least three bouncers at the door. And, anytime before then, we will ID you as soon as we see you.
Alexis Losie
Manager of the Owl

The only hope we

have for a cure is through increased awareness..
Tia Nyirongo

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011


Canadian university students empty their pockets

StatsCan finds tuition rose eight per cent and additional fees increased over the last two years

Calling all enraged parkers

martin weaver
news editor
After the Carillon rst reported on the University of Reginas parking problem this year, negative publicity followed from other media outlets across the city. In response to the media attention and student pressure, the university plans to host a forum to address the issue. In the Sept. 8 issue of the Carillon, URSU president Kent Peterson voiced his concerns regarding the parking issue and increased parking fines for illegal parking. Peterson feels the university could be doing alternate things to x the parking shortage, such as organize carpool incentives and improve bus services to and from the campus. On Sept. 9, the U of R parking issue was addressed on a national level, when Macleans wrote an article explaining the university oversells parking passes 25 per cent over the available capacity. The administration acknowledged that there was a problem, but claimed increased fines would help deter illegal parking. It also said talks about improving public transit were underway with the city. So, while both sides agree on the problem, the university is now turning to the students to try and nd a solution. The parking forum is scheduled for Friday, 1:30 p.m., in the Ad. Hum. pit.

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Canadian students are shelling out more money for school, paying an average of $5,366 in tuition fees this year
uate tuition is now $5,366. Ontario students, who pay $6,640 on average, pay the highest tuition in the country, while Quebec undergrads enjoy the lowest tuition in the nation, paying an average of $2,519. Students in Newfoundland and Labrador, where tuition fees have been frozen since 2003-04, are paying an average of $2,649. In Alberta, tuition is nominally capped to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), meaning it increased by about two per cent for the 2011-12 year. Average fees for full-time undergrads in that province sit at $5,662. However, that number is misleading, said University of Alberta students union vice-president of external affairs Farid Iskandar. Alberta has the highest mandatory non-instructional fees levied on students in the country: theyre $1,399. While Alberta has the highest non-tuition fees, students in New Brunswick have the largest increase over last years non-instructional fees for both graduates and undergraduates. Compulsory non-tuition fees went up for undergraduates by 21.5 per cent over last year, rising to $430. For graduate students, non-instructional fees went up by 17.6 per cent. The national average for compulsory fees went up 5.5 per cent for undergrads. Graduate students in Nova Scotia were the only students in the nation to see a decline in compulsory fees they went down by 7.5 per cent. While Canadian undergrads are paying more each year, they are still signicantly better off than either their international-student counterparts or graduate students. International students, who represent a rapidly growing portion of the student population, pay an average of $17,571 in tuition up 9.5 per cent from two years ago.

tannara yelland
cup prairies & northern bureau chief
SASKATOON (CUP) As universities try to balance their budgets in the face of a sluggish economy, Canadian university students have seen their tuition go up by eight per cent over the last two years. A four per cent increase for the 2010-11 year was followed by another 4.3 per cent hike this year, according to a recent Statistics Canada study. The Canadian average for undergrad-

The loss of a builder

martin weaver
news editor
Former University of Regina president and vice-chancellor Lloyd Barber passed away Friday Sept., 17, 2011 in his sleep at the age of 79. Barber, who was originally from Regina, served as the universitys second president and vice-chancellor from 1976 until 1990 during a critical period in the institutions history and helped the U of R gain national recognition. During his time in ofce, enrollment nearly tripled. Barber first got his B.A. of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan, then got his MBA at the University of California, finally earning his PhD. at the University of Washington. Among some of his accomplishments on campus, Barber helped pioneer Aboriginal education, along with with the build relationships Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (now known as First Nations University of Canada). In his time, he also was responsible for building relationships with Chinese institutions, which later resulted in agreements. We have lost a valued visionary, founder, leader, colleague, and dear friend of this campus, wrote current U of R president and vice-chancellor Vianne Timmons in a statement. We will continue to honour his contributions throughout our lifetime. Barber was an active member of the community, doing work for the Red Cross and the United Way and was an active advocate for Aboriginal rights among other contributions. A service is scheduled for Barber at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sports on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the foyer.

URSU board meeting: Sept. 20

john cameron
editor-in-chief Tough tweety
The solitary item of new business on the most recent University of Regina Students Union board meeting agenda addressed the executives use of its Twitter accounts: @URSUExternal, @URSUStudent, @URSUFinance, and @URSUPresident. While the rst two resolutions of Campion co-director Jesse Leontowiczs motion were just intended to assign the accounts to whoever is elected to their respective positions, the third resolution sought to clearly designate the accounts as official accounts for professional communication and promotion. The tone of the executives official communication is no small bone of contention among board members and youll be reading more about it before this column is done, hooray so its unsurprising that the board would bring the executives Twitter accounts under scrutiny. And its hard to make an argument for URSU VP external Paige Kezimas Glad that @skgovcaucus can hand over $57 million to a research facility while we're homeless here in #yqr as a piece of marketing-class-style professional communication and promotion, since its not open to networking and making connections and extending ones brand or whatever. But we have no way of knowing if that argument even took place, since the board went in camera and observers were politely hustled out of the room. However, we do know courtesy of URSU president Kent Petersons Twitter account, no less that the motion was ruled out of order. Insert your own hashtag joke here. When the dust settled on the boards August meeting and its lengthy furor over the planned changes to parking tickets, the assembled directors voted to mandate the executive to write a letter and take action. But hey, remember how the board doesnt like the executives tone in official communications? Guess what counts as an ofcial communication! Chief among womens director Kaytlyn Barbers concerns with the way the executive handled the parking campaign was the use of a quote from U of R president Vianne Timmons and an accompanying picture. The quote, in which Timmons claimed she had never received an email from a student complaining about parking, was from a July 19 U of R board of governors meeting. Barber wanted the executive to draft a letter offering to improve lines of communications between the students union and the administration and to apologize for using her likeness and the quote. Debate over this was fairly erce, with those in favour of it arguing that the poster was emotionally charged, that the tone of the campaign burned bridges, and that the board should have been consulted, while those opposed including board members didnt see consultation as necessary, and thought that the quote was fair ball. The executive seemed flummoxed; Kezima stressed repeatedly that the executive and the universitys administration were on good terms. Several members of the board seem offended that theyre not being given the final go-ahead on everything that the executive puts out with the URSU name attached to it. Depending on your point of view, they may be in the right, but as it stands the executive isnt really obligated to have its campaigns designed by committee. Given how long it took the board to decide on the general outline of a letter apologizing for the use of a publicly available image and a quote from an appointed official, that might actually be for the best. Representatives from the Hill School of Businesss JDC West team made a presentation to the board; theyre asking for a $5,000 sponsorship for their 50-person team. The board will be voting on the sponsorship at the next meeting. Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Prairies organizer Alanna Makinson also made a presentation to the board, broadly outlining the organizations goals and structure. The information in her presentation can be found at The next board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m., in the URSU boardroom.


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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

Canadian University Press briefs

The Advocacy Project

While some campuses have made strides towards wage equality, two recent studies suggest they still have a way to go

SASKATOON (CUP) In the wake of two recent studies, Canadian universities are being encouraged to look at wage equality between their male and female instructors. Professors Laura Brown, Elizabeth Troutt, and Susan Prentice of the University of Manitoba conducted an independent study of wage equality at their institution, titled, Ten Years After: Sex and Salaries at a Canadian University, which gathered data from a 1993 study and from 2003 records of wages. Overall, there is a wage differential that existed in 1993 and persisted in 2003, Brown said. While it has gone down, [the decrease is] not actually statistically signicant. Brown admitted the age of the data is a problem, but said neither the university, the union, or the U of M faculty association keep rigorous records of wages and promotions. At least if you have to face the fact of what youre doing, then I think that you can start trying to be more even, she said. The major thing is if they at least started paying attention. While women at the U of M made gains in both salaries and in the proportion of upper-level professors they comprised, these increases were not enough to make things anywhere near even, according to Brown. The highest level of academia at the U of M is full professor, which has a maximum salary of $139,000 per year. In 1993, just seven per cent of full professors were women. By 2003, that number had only increased to 15 per cent. Meanwhile, women make up the majority of instructors for whom the

Studies suggest wage gaps persist on Prairie campuses Tannara Yelland (CUP Prairies & Northern Bureau Chief)

highest level of pay is $97,000 per year at the senior-instructor level. The pay scale for instructors is generally about 40 per cent below that of professors, Brown explained, because their job is seen as only teaching, although they regularly do administrative duties and some of them actually do conduct research. The U of M has noted its concern with the wage-gap study. Leah Janzen, associate director of marketing and communications at the U of M, indicated the administration has significant issues with the researchersmethodology. This study does not allow for consideration of a number of factors related to salary, which we feel are important to include such things as years since PhD, the discipline the person is working in, the classification theyre working under, and market conditions for that particular area of study, she said. As you factor in those considerations, the differences in salaries shrink. Janzen added the collective agreement between the university and the faculty association includes provisions on equality in salaries and other areas, and that the administration has a committee in place that reviews salary discrepancies annually. We have what we believe is a strong equity policy in place and one that has checks and balances included within it, she said. Another study investigating wage discrepancies was recently released by Statistics Canada, which looked at wage equality at 29 institutions across the country. The study found the largest wage gap existed at the University of Calgary, where male professors make an average of $20,168 more than their female counterparts. with les from Emma Godmere

Student to le complaint with Quebec Human Rights Commission over frosh blackface incident Sarah Deshaies (CUP Quebec Bureau Chief)

MONTREAL (CUP) A McGill law student will be ling a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission after witnessing and recording the use of blackface at a frosh activity on Sept. 15. Anthony Morgan explained he was walking by the Universit de Montral campus when he passed a group of students dressed in Jamaican colours and rasta hats, who were waving the Jamaican flag, chanting, More weed, ya mon, ya mon! Morgan returned to lm the incident and posted it on YouTube. He said when he returned, someone pointed to him, saying, Weve got a real black person here. I was just stunned. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, said Morgan, who is of Jamaican descent. I felt ... it was very offensive. Blackface originated as a form of theatrical makeup in vaudeville to depict black characters, often propagating negative stereotypes. The students were a group from HEC Montral, the elite business school affiliated with Universit de Montral. According to a student representative, they were paying tribute to Olympian Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. HEC spokesman Michael Lartigau forwarded an email written by Frank Sciortino, a second-year student and a frosh organizer, to Canadian University Press. Sciortino explained students had to choose an ambassador for an Olympicsthemed activity. The group depicted in Morgans video selected Bolt and

decided to costume themselves as the sprinter. Sciortino wrote it was not a racist act. Morgan does not agree. That is the part of it that is the most violently racist, he said in response. [Being black] is not a costume that you put on. Regardless of what the students intended, it is wrong. it is a symbol of hatred and denigration. It should not be used in the way that it was used.

VANCOUVER (CUP) Like many students, Sasan Ansari is to be returning to university after a short hiatus two years away from school. But, unlike most students, Ansari spent those years in jail for manslaughter. Ansari was convicted of stabbing his friend, Josh Goos, 33 times in the parking lot outside of a West Vancouver country club after a dispute about money in 2006. He was charged in 2008, completed his sentence this year and has returned to the University of British Columbia law school to nish his degree. He should still be in prison, as far as Im concerned, Diane Goos, Joshs mother, told the North Shore News. Ansari was admitted to law school before being convicted and attended UBC for the two years he was awaiting trial. He even won a $1,000 scholarship during that time. UBC does not deny admission or expel any student for committing a criminal act off campus even one as serious as manslaughter. Sanctions for criminal offences are established by our judicial system,

Student convicted of manslaughter returns to UBC Arshy Mann (CUP Western Bureau Chief)

and it would not be appropriate for UBC to act on its own in adding an additional sanction denial of access to education to those already imposed by the courts, wrote associate vice-president and registrar James Ridge in a statement. Students can, however, be disciplined for non-academic misconduct that either occurs on campus, or is directed at a member of the university. In 2009, Amirali Mirsayah was expelled from UBC for making threats to former UBC president Martha Piper in 2002. During Ansaris trial, his performance at law school was taken into consideration during his sentencing. In court documents, judge Mark McEwan, who presided over Ansaris trial, said nothing in Ansaris circumstances suggest that the events of May 23, 2006, were anything but an aberration. He is a highly motivated student who has always done well academically, continued McEwan. He is athletic and has an impressive record of service to other people as a coach and as a tutor and mentor to learning disabled and other students. Bijan Ahmadian, a business and law student who takes classes with Ansari, argued he should be allowed to attend UBC. I met him yesterday. Hes in one of my classes [and] hes a very nice guy, Ahmadian said. I had a chat with him and, had I not known from the news, I wouldnt have guessed. Ahmadian argued law students especially have a responsibility to respect the rulings of the justice system. [We] should take this as an opportunity to help them reintegrate back and take that as a challenge, because thats what our profession is all about,.

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Casting call free-for-all

A&C Editor: Jonathan Petrychyn the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

U of R theatre department keeps auditions open for its main productions

I think giving more variety,

more diversity, and allowing students who are in the university to have that experience if they want to it is part of the responsibility of the fine arts program. They sing in the choirs; they play in the bands. Why not be in plays as well?
Gerald Lenton-Young
U of R theatre professor

Troy Jul

paul bogdan
a&c writer
Were well into September now, and everyone seems to be starting to delve into the thick of things. The theatre department at the University of Regina is no different as it prepares for its upcoming production of Schoolhouse. This is to be the third academic year where the theatre department has open auditions for their performances. The department opened auditions to students outside of the department of theatre for the rst time ever when casting for the epic Greek tragedy Medea in 2010. Open-cast plays are nothing new to Schoolhouse director Gerald LentonYoung. Thats how I got involved in theatre, he said. I was in economics and I had always wanted to try and be in a play. When I was in my third year [of] honours economics, I went and tried out for this play and got into it The theatre department has

changed its policy on open auditions several times over the years, but both open auditions and limiting the cast to theatre students have their advantages and disadvantages. When you have open casting ... youre casting basically for the people who are best suited to the role, as opposed to forcing people or shoehorning people into the role, Lenton-Young said. Youre [not] always limited to picking shows that suit specic people. In the last seven or eight years, there have been far more women in the program than men. As part of an actors training, they should have an opportunity to do scenes with men. I think giving more variety, more diversity, and allowing students who are in the university to have that experience if they want to it is part of the responsibility of the ne arts program. They sing in the choirs; they play in the bands. Why not be in plays as well? Whats interesting is casting students who dont have post-secondary theatre training tends not to affect the

performances so much as the rehearsals. The end product, being the actual show, is the same as if it was cast entirely of students in the theatre program, but the means of reaching the nal product are different. If you have a production thats limited to acting students in a class, then everybody is on the same page in regards to background and training. You know what language everyone is familiar with and what techniques theyve had to date, and you can work with that knowledge, Lenton-Young said. If you get a more diverse cast, then there are some things that you have to address because of the different levels of knowledge. But, does being enrolled in the theatre program affect which role youre cast in, or if youre cast at all? Actors auditioning for the play have differing views as to whether being a part of the theatre program or not should affect the way that roles are cast for the production. It would be easier for the director to make a decision if the theatre students were the only talented actors at

the university, but the auditions proved its not only the theatre students who have acting talent. I was surprised; there was some nice talent there, Lenton-Young said. Richard McNab, who is not in the theatre program, feels there should be preference for skill. I fully expect the theatre students to get most of the parts, but I think that if theres someone with talent in a role over a theatre student, I think the talent is whats more important. Not surprisingly, acting major Tyler Toppings feels otherwise. This is a learning environment, and this is what [acting students] are striving for, he said. Maybe I shouldnt be in the acting program if I cant beat so-and-so, but, at the same time, this isnt the real world; this is a learning environment. It makes sense that its for the [theatre] students and not for everybody Ultimately, though, LentonYoung has the nal say as to which program a student is in affects the casting, and he feels hes obliged in more ways than one to choose acting

Putting on a show

all gures c/o U of R Theatre Dept.

Production budgets, 2010

String of Pearls (Nov.): $5000 The Unseen (Nov.): $3000 Medea (March): $13 000 The Queens (March): $5000 Eurydice (Feb.): $10 000

425 seats in the U of R theatre 128 average attendance per show (2010-2011)

$6000 baseline operating costs $4500 box ofce intake (gross; 2010-2011)

majors for specic roles. Not as much an obligation, [but] giving people a chance to succeed, he continued. Theres one role in this play where the person whos playing the teacher basically never leaves the stage, and I think without sufcient experience and background, youre setting someone up to not do very well, because the rigor of a two-hour performance is a really heavy workload. Lenton-Young sees the open-casting policy continuing in future theatre department programs. We have one more big show this year thats going to be open casting, he said. The nal show is closed casting, because its the graduating show for the senior acting class. The intention is for as long as I can see forward at this point until the program changes again that the two big shows on the main stage are going to be open casting. The actual performance is centered around a single-room, all-grades country school, whose teacher is a young woman fresh out of normal school. Undeniably, those are the ingredients for a chaotic situation, but the problems in the classroom parallel similar ones of acceptance, assimilation, and separation of cultures in our own world today, explained Lenton-Young. What underlies is that fundamental human fear of change and difference, he said. The play centres around that for me. He further said the play does a ne job of balancing the drama and the comedy. There are some comic characters and there are some very heartwarming moments. Performances of Schoolhouse are scheduled to start on Nov. 1 and run through Nov. 5 at the University Theatre. Better yet, its free for students with a valid student ID.


the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

Its just like an NFL game

U of R StarCraft club brings professional video gaming out of the basement and into the dorm rooms

U of R StarCraft club turns a video game pastime into a competitive sport

jonathan petrychyn
a&c editor
I guess Im just a player. I have no organizational skills whatsoever, and Im pretty bad at the game, said Jason Wist, a fourth-year engineering student and avid StarCraft player. Wist is one of approximately 20 people who have formed the University of Reginas first club dedicated to StarCraft II, the Windows- and Macbased real-time strategy game. Wist is our star platinum player, said Dan Gienow, a fourth-year electronics engineering student and events co-ordinator of the club. Or, as we like to call it, our comic relief, laughed Taylor Nelson, a fourth-year environmental systems engineer and president of the club. While the joke may be lost on most people who arent StarCraft acionados, Wists platinum player status puts him in the lower echelons of the U of R StarCraft club. Most of the clubs players sit in the masters league, which puts them in the top two per cent of players in their region. Its not the most competitive server in the world, Gienow said. But, being in masters league is more than something to shake a stick at. Yet, despite being perhaps some of the best players in their region, Wist, Gienow, and Nelson dont think much about their status in the StarCraft world. I take it more as a pastime, Nelson said. I usually view the game as more of a mental kind of competitive thing. I just treat it like a game, said Wist, echoing Nelsons sentiment.

But Gienow sees some practical application to spending his time on StarCraft. I nd for a lot of people, not only is it a game, but a lot of people improve multitasking skills with it, he said. [But], for most people, its just a pastime. The club was started a year ago by another fourth-year engineering student, Kyle Smyth, who started the club on the same premise Wist, Nelson, and Gienow play the game: an opportunity for people to get together and have a bit of fun. Ive always been a huge videogamer. Ive been playing video games since I was a little kid, Smyth said. [With the StarCraft club], I wanted to refresh that childhood awesomeness. But these arent just a bunch of engineering students attempting to relive their childhood. Smyth enrolled the club with the Collegiate Starleague, which puts them into a competitive pool of 250 other universities and matches them up with nine other schools they are to play throughout the year. The basic premise of StarCraft II involves an interstellar war between humans and two warring alien species, but while a detailed synopsis of the game would require a specialized vocabulary that relies on knowledge of the previous game, its gameplay is fairly simple. You start with a basic setup of workers who establish a command centre for you to control your colony. From there, you build up your army and your base and attempt to attack and destroy the other player before that player destroys you. While the

basics are simple, however, the action is frantic and requires players to strategize in advance. The best way to look at it is like its a game of chess, Nelson said. Except, instead of, I move a piece, and then you move a piece, all the pieces take a certain amount of time to go to a certain place, so its not just back and forth. Everything is going at the same time. Theres a lot of strategy involved in it, Gienow said. In what they dubbed The Battle of Saskatchewan, the club had its rst matchup of the year on Sept. 17 against the University of Saskatchewan. Matchups are best-ofve, with the rst team to win three games winning the match. Matchups are more exciting than one might think. But, if the idea of watching people play video games conjures up images of what Nelson calls basement dwellers in front of computer screens, youve got it all wrong. Traditionally, if you look at games six years ago, it was really a niche market. It was kind of like nerd life, Nelson said. But now, its switching over to what you call esports, so its more a competitive league. Its just like an NFL game, Gienow explained. The game has a huge following in South Korea, where over 4.5 billion copies of the original game StarCraft have been sold. About two weeks ago, we watched a GSL [Global StarCraft League] all-star game, he said. It was like three oclock in the morning our time, because its all in Korean

time and thats off by like 14 hours. And, like any good professional sporting event, StarCraft has its fair share of obscenely-paid professional players. Theyve got a full pro gaming league [in South Korea], and theyve regularly got StarCraft tournaments which [have] like a $400,000 prize pool, Gienow said. Id say there are about 50 or 60 StarCraft players who make more than a CFL player, like easily. These players are recognized internationally by their screen name, though not necessarily because theyre good at what they do. Destiny is a jerk, but hes recognizable, so people watch his channel and he makes money off of that, Gienow said. He doesnt necessarily win tournaments, but he makes a big show of being a jerk. So its a lot like UFC or WWE, where if you can be the biggest loudmouth there, you can make money without being necessarily skilled. In keeping with their vision of StarCraft as an NFL-, UFC-, or WWElevel sporting event, Gienow hopes to bring what they call Barcraft to Regina. The hope is they will be able

to stream live StarCraft games in local bars. Its a growing trend in the esports world, Gienow said. If you can get a licensed establishment with at least 20 or 30 people to host this regularly, theyll send out Barcraft kits that have like door prizes, posters, and all that other crap. With this whole e-sports thing, I see [Barcraft as] the nal step to get the e-sports to what we view as a traditional sport, Nelson said. If a hockey games on, you go to the bar and have a beer with somebody. Its the same thing with StarCraft. Its really picking up and gaining speed. It was like that in [South] Korea, but now its coming overseas. [StarCraft is coming] out of the basement, Gienow said. And, though StarCraft may not have the same cultural presence as the sports Gienow is comparing it to, with the club holding matchup streams every week and averaging 40 people per event, it may not be long before StarCraft indeed moves out of the basements and into the homes and bars of Regina.

Ive always been a huge videogamer. Ive

been playing video games since I was a little kid. [With the StarCraft club], I wanted to refresh that childhood awesomeness.
Kyle Smyth

the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011


Novels you can really sink your teeth into

The Southern Vampire Mysteries offers biting social commentary

Politicized cinema
Regina group offers introduction to social issues

kelly malone
There are many great things about Sundays in summer: brunch on a patio, Caesar specials, bike rides and, most importantly, True Blood. HBO aired a new episode each Sunday for twelve weeks, which denitely went well with the Caesars. Sunday, Sept. 11 marked the seasons end, and fans can look forward to 10 months of cold, lonely winter before the hurting ceases and Season 5 airs. Miraculously, a great cure to ll the hollowness left exists in Charlaine Harriss The Southern Vampire Mysteries, the source material for True Blood. The Southern Vampire Mysteries is a compilation of 11 novels from the perspective of our favourite small-town waitress from Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse If you arent familiar with the novels or the television series, there are a few things you need to be made aware of. First, Sookie Stackhouse, the protagonist of both The Southern Vampire Mysteries and True Blood, is a telepath. Second, Sookie has relationships and encounters with the supernatural, most predominantly vampires. Third, vampires have come out of the cofn and into society because of a synthetic blood developed in Japan that fullls their hunger for humans. These three factors are the foundation for all 11 books, and leave plenty of room for Harris to avoid a cliched teen-vampire-love cheese fest. Although on many occasions, Harriss harlequinade can outweigh her serious literary feats, Harris is successful in creating an atmosphere that is fun, suspenseful, creative, addictive, and not too shameful. The rst novel of the series, Dead Until Dark, sets out the atmosphere effectively for each successive novel. It is written from Sookies perspective, which lets the reader become as goodhearted, naive, and innocent as the character herself, revealing the simplicity of small-town life that focuses on local gossip, work, and family. The initial attraction to Sookie is her own perception of her telepathy. For Sookie, her telepathy is not a gift or power, but a handicap. She has a window into everyones secrets, but due to both her own reservation and a small towns fear of things unknown, she is thrust into a life that is guarded and alienated. Sookies attraction to the supernatural world is a reaction to the isolation of her human community; she may be able to read the minds of everyone around her, but

she is unable to read the minds of vampires. As the novels continue, Sookie explores an exciting world beyond her own town of Bon Temps and her previous perceptions of reality, skewed however they may be by her approach to her telepathy. She develops unexpectedly into a brave, determined, and savvy heroine who is delightfully different than the smug-ironic detective types or incompetent-clingy teenagers predominant in the vampire dramas of recent. As the novels continue, there is a chain of different characters all with supernatural abilities. It progresses to a point where the reader assumes this small town of Bon Temps, which means good times in French, is anything but. This choice of name is a blatantly ironic, as it soon becomes the center of catastrophe, murder, and chaos. It also exemplies an underlying ideology of small town life, where everything is good and simple and where people can have good times at the nexus of small-town life, the bar Merlottes, which serves as the central locale of both the novels and the lm,. The Southern Vampire Mysteries also address real social problems that are a reality to small-town life, especially in the southern United States. Harris addresses the concern of minority rights and acceptance through her vampire characters. The vampires coming out of the cofn is an obvious play on coming out of the closet, a key moment in queer social movements and in individual queer acceptance. Characters reactions to the mass vampire coming out range from curiosity, to fear, to hate mongering, much like reactions to queer coming out in the United States. In Harriss ctional world, the use of religion to compensate for the unknown state of the vampires rings familiar to the politicians and citizens of the southern United States reaction to the queer community. But, despite the seemingly heavy subject matter, there are many moments in both the novels and the television show that are so overwhelmingly ridiculous you can do nothing else but laugh at it. The television show and the novels are completely addicting due to their plucky and beat heroine, and their refreshingly different perspective on real political, social, and economic issues. So, if this winter needs a new guilty pleasure and the box sets of True Blood arent enough, read The Southern Vampire Mysteries. One warning, though, before you sink your teeth (pun totally intended) into them: get ready to swoon.


Cinema Politica, a group dedicated to screening politically-charged cinema, presented Inside Job on Sept. 15 in Regina
access to lms they would otherwise never see in a public forum. Last Thursday, the club showed Inside Job, the critically acclaimed and often infuriating 2010 documentary about the backroom dealings before, during, and after the 2008 American nancial crisis. One thing that is interesting is we seem to be getting different people every time, which means there is a variety of people who know what were doing, Elliott said. Although many of the films would be accessible to patrons on the Internet, Elliott sees value in gathering people together for the screenings. Part of the focus of the events is not simply to just watch the lm, but to talk about it afterward, he said. It provides a free introduction to some of these issues. It gives people a chance to talk about issues they may have seen or heard about. Theres a general sense of getting together and hearing about topics, sharing ideas, and responding to them. Cinema Politica may be a wide network, but individual clubs have full control of the lms they wish to screen. According to Elliott, this allows them to program based on the issues currently important to the community and allows them to work in co-operation with local organizations. Weve just been approached by an international development group in the city. They want to show something to their participants. Its going to be around world poverty or food, because Oct. 16 is World Food Day, he said. Other topics slated for the coming months include farm fishing in Canada, the shift towards cycling, and gay and lesbian rights. All screenings are free and held on campus thanks to involvement by RPIRG. The next screening is to be held on Oct. 20 in the Research and Innovation Centre room 119 at 7 p.m. The lm is yet to be determined, but more information can be found on the Facebook page of the Regina Chapter of the COC.

sean trembath
For several years, the Regina chapter of the Council of Canadians (COC) has hosted screenings of documentaries covering a variety of social issues, from hunger and poverty to the environment. Although the events were generally well-received, the costs associated with public presentation of the lms could sometimes be prohibitive. When you screen lms, in many cases, theres a screening fee or a performance fee that has to be paid to the producers of the lm, said James Elliott, chairperson of the COCs local chapter. The newer the films, in many cases, the higher the prices. In September, 2010, the COC found a solution in the form of the international organization Cinema Politica: a Montreal-based media arts non-prot organization dedicated to supporting small scale screenings such as the Regina COCs. Although most of the chapters are in Canada, there are member groups all around Europe, and even one in Jakarta, Indonesia. The extensive network of clubs provides them with the power to cut costs. What Cinema Politica did is they collectively approached these film producers and said, We would like to do a collective agreement, so if we pay one fee, the whole network gets access to the lms, Elliott said.. For a simple $150 annual membership fee, paid for in Regina by the COC, Elliott and other local co-ordinators around the globe can host monthly Cinema Politica screenings, giving the public free or very cheap

Part of the focus of the events is not simply

to just watch the film, but to talk about it afterwards. It provides a free introduction to some of these issues. It gives people a chance to talk about issues they may have seen or heard about.
James Elliott
Regina chairperson of The Council of Canadians

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

video game review

movie review

Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo Wii

You might have to jump through some serious hurdles to obtain a copy of Xenoblade Chronicles, but trust me when I say its worth it. Hell, being beaten with aming tree branches would be acceptable if the end result was being able to play a game of this calibre. Heres the backstory: Nintendo of Japan announced a new, epic role-playing game under the direction of Monolith Soft. The game promised gigantic landscapes and thoughtful game design that hearkened back to the fundamentals of the genre that director Tetsuya Takahashi himself helped to create (specically as the director of the similarly-titled Xenogears and Xenosaga). A year passed, and Xenoblade Chronicles was released to wide acclaim in Japan. Encouragingly, Nintendo of Europe announced they were going to localize the game. Surely this meant something for North American gamers, no?

No. But if you go through the trouble of importing it, youll nd those rst few moments are worth it. Xenoblade Chronicles is a gorgeous game, and not just in terms of visuals. This is a game that oozes renement from every aspect of its being a complete and resounding statement of intent from a genre that often founders in the face of innovation. The game tells the story of Shulk, who is doing research on a giant blade that is the only weapon humans have against the machines that invaded and tried to conquer them a year previous. Along with his friend. Reyn, he sets out to stop the mechanical invaders from destroying their homeland. The setup is somewhat cliche, but the execution absolutely is not. This is a game with something to say about the world we live in, as the game is essentially an examination of terrorism. This is also a game often so shocking in its plot twists. that no aspect of your perception ever feels entirely safe, which instantly sets up the need to plow through the games ever-spiralling web of danger and desperation. The technical shortcomings of the Wii have allowed Monolith Soft to focus on creating a complete world and, in that way, Xenoblade Chronicles deserves to be considered in the same echelon of Nintendo classics like Zelda. Its everything that Nintendo of America isnt: condent and assured of its own success.

Shark Night 3D Starring: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan and Chris Carmack Dir. David R. Ellis

matthew blackwell
tech. coordinator

There are two schools of thought when it comes to the use of 3D in lm. The rst is its an important step for the development of lm. The other is that 3D is a worthless addition to lm. But heres the thing: 3D is great for making trash even trashier. This year has been a banner year for that school of lmmaking, and I wish I could add Shark Night 3D to my list of favourite movies, but it was unfortunately beaten to the punch by Piranha 3D, another trashy 3D movie, That movie understood the hilarity of Jerry OConnells dismembered, uh, member, oating in the water after being eaten off by a pack of piranhas. Shark Night 3D lacks that sort of deranged brilliance and, despite its incidental ridiculousness, ends up as an attempt at straight 2000s horror, which means its mostly really boring. The setup is about as cliched as it gets: ve or six racially diverse friends go on vacation at a beach house in Louisiana. After they have sexy

fun times with each other, they each die in increasingly outlandish ways by the sharks living in the lake there. The deaths are unexciting, and the use of 3D is generally either uninspired or nauseating. But lets talk for a moment about the plot that underpins this whole exercise. Apparently, the ex-boyfriend of one of our hapless teens has a bone to pick, and has seen t to put 49 different breeds of sharks into the lake. His purpose? To sell tapes of the sharks murdering people to fans of Discovery Channels Shark Week. How did he transport and find all those sharks or attach the cameras to their bodies? How is he going to distribute the videos? Wouldnt someone notice somebody dumping dozens of sharks into a lake? And how did he make them so bloodthirsty, considering sharks rarely attack humans? Thats the movie I want to see!

matthew blackwell
tech. coordinator

music reviews

Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges Blue Note/EMI

Academy-award-winning actor Jeff Bridges brings much of his portrayal as a fallen country music star in Crazy Heart to his self-titled sophomore album. However, how much is too much? The album itself is comprised of ten songs, all of which sound like they were written for the soundtrack to the sequel to Crazy Heart. But theyre still worth a listen. While the songs themselves sound somewhat hollow, as if they were written without any emotional connection to the subject matter, the lovely background vocals and Bridges own voice make up for this, especially on album highlight What a Little Bit of Love Can Do. Although Bridgess voice is quite coarse and dense in almost every song, he eschews computer manipulation of it. His voices authentic, organic feel makes the complete sound of the album unique and refreshing. The album is worth seeking out for the few true country songs it possesses and, although I dont think his music career will be nearly as successful as his acting one, Bridges can honestly say he holds a few decent records in his repertoire.

Neon Indian Era Extraa Mom + Pop

Laser noises can create an atmosphere on an album that is goofy, cheesy, or even painful. There are plenty of lasers in Neon Indians new album Era Extraa, but the atmosphere of the chillwave album is that of an articulate pop sensation. Alan Palomo, the genius behind Neon Indian, not only used the sounds of lasers to create this album, but tapped into video-game samples, phone conversations, and even rocket ships to create a series of intricate synth loops that are pure splendor. Neon Indians debut Psychic Chasms is considered one of the highest moments in chillwave, but Era Extraas extensive array of samples, mixed with soothing vocals, creates an organized chaos that tops their debut. Era Extraa is both upliting and soothing. Its ingenuity is displayed on tracks like Polish Girl, a track sure to top every reviewers best tracks list by the end of the year.

mathieu berthiaume

kelly malone

the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

The rst single from the new album Father, Son, Holy Ghost by San Francisco indie rock band Girls is titled Vomit. The song and album, though, does anything but evoke this feeling. The band, whose debut LP Album was received with critical acclaim, blatantly references the music that inspired them, bringing to mind Elvis Costello, Buddy Holly, and Paul Simon. Yet, despite what may seem like a vomit-inducing amount of homage, Girls are still able to successfully sound distinctly different from their inspirations. The rst track on the album, Honey Bunny, is reminiscent of the Beach Boys, while the following track, Alex, croons classic rock. The bands ability to balance homage and individuality is helped by singer/songwriter Christopher Owen, whose ability to create deeply affecting tone and believable stories of innocence and growth makes this the album of choice for any student looking to wisely spend the last of their student-loan cash.

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Watch the Throne is incredibly self-indulgent. The title of the album should tip you off to this, with its incredibly blatant reference to royalty. Whether or not you think Jay-Z and Kanye West are hiphop royalty, the fact what was originally only supposed to be an EP ended up turning into a full-length LP should be evidence enough of how horrendously egocentric they are. But, who can blame them after putting out an album as spectacular as this? There do not seem to be any songs that are bad, only a handful that arent quite as awesome as the other dozen or so. Surprisingly, the tone of the album is predominantly dark, which conicts with the materially-wealthybeyondall-means and seemingly-being-on-topof-the-world subject matter. There is a sort of tension between the my-presence-is-a-present attitude on the surface of the album and the emptiness felt underneath, which results in an incredibly nuanced album that justies Jay-Z and Kanyes egocentrism.

Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost True Panther

Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Roc-A-Fella

kelly malone
The rst thing most people likely notice about Wild Flag is their pedigree, which is incidentally the last thing the band wants people to think about. Though a lineup boasting former members of Helium, the Minders, and two-thirds of SleaterKinney is bound to turn heads, the band has made it clear through interviews that Wild Flag isnt a continuation of any of those bands. Theyve also made it clear through this record. Wild Flag has its roots in 80s post-punk and raw Stooges rock, but exists as its own living, breathing entity, its transparent, mostly-live recording terrically showcasing the groups interplay. Through the Go-Gos-like Romance, the angelic harmonies of Glass Tambourine, and the strutting nale Black Tiles, Wild Flag is a constant thrill. Though Carrie Brownsteins voice is still as bitter a pill as ever, its not hard to imagine this record inspiring more than a few living-room shout alongs, and maybe even a few bands.

paul bogdan
a&c writer

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Bring in the rookies
NHL young stars look to impress in training camp

Sports Editor: Autumn McDowell the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

The University of Regina Rams are still hunting for their first win

Jarrett Crowe

Frankie Gray scrambled eight times for 55 yards against the visiting Dinos on Sept. 17

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was selected rst overall in the 2011 NHL entry draft by the Edmonton Oilers
in 2009, Ellis was sent back to juniors, where he developed an incredibly impressive resume. Ellis was a member of the Windsor Spitres from 2008-11 and won back-to-back Memorial Cups with the club in 2009 and 2010. Ellis was also a member of Team Canada for the last three years, winning one gold and two silver medals, respectfully. However, even with all of these credentials, Ellis has not been able to make the nal Predators roster and is back to try again this year. The only knock on Ellis is his size he is listed as five-foot-nine and seems even smaller in person. His compact frame will make it difcult for him to battle with other defenceman in the league, nearly all of which are over six-feet. However, Ellis claim to fame is he can run a power play as good or better than any current NHL defenceman. However, it wouldnt be surprising if Ellis was sent down to the teams American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, only to be pulled up for a few games throughout the season. One player that both Regina residents and Ellis know well is Colten Teubert. Teubert and Ellis played together on Team Canada for two years, winning gold and silver medals together. Teubert was originally drafted 13th overall in the 2009 NHL entry draft by the Los Angeles Kings, but has since been traded to the Edmonton Oilers since the Kings had a cornucopia of skilled defenceman. Teubert spent the better part of last year with the Oilers new AHL farm team: Oklahoma City Barons. Teubert showcased his skills at the Young Stars tournament in Penticton this year, where prospects from ve teams in the NHL went to war. However, Teubert was done the tournament early after having his nose broken in a ght. Rookies will have a short time to make a case for themselves, as the regular season is set to start Oct 6.

autumn mcdowell
sports editor
With two quarterbacks down for the count, true rookie Frankie Gray got the start on Sept. 17 for the University of Regina Rams against the top-seated team in Canada West: the Calgary Dinos. Following his teams embarrassing 51-1 loss to the visiting Dinos, Gray said, Our defence started off really strong, but our offense lacked today. I am new at this and we just didnt produce enough to even come close today. Not even close could be considered an understatement. The Rams effort was there, but inexperience and undisciplined play ended up being the two difference makers in the contest. Calgary is notorious for having the Rams number in recent meetings. The Dinos are on the better end of a 70-0 record against Regina dating back to 2008. But the Rams, looking to both stop their losing skid to Calgary and pick up their rst victory this season, actually came to play early in the game on defence, that is. Regina held the visitors to just three points in the opening quarter, which was highlighted by a sack courtesy of Reginas Logan Brooks. But just minutes after the sack, Reginas Chris Bodnar had his punt blocked, giving the Dinos favourable eld position. The defence made up for the error, as the Dinos received no points as a result of the block. However, a costly turnover by the Rams with just minutes left in the rst

what the puck?

autumn mcdowell
sports editor
With the start of another season just around the corner, National Hockey League training camps are in full swing. And with multiple young guns vying for just a few open spots on their teams respective rosters, the competition amongst teammates will be tough to ignore. Going into the 2011-12 season, most fans are curious to see which rookies will be able to make an immediate impact. First-overall pick in the 2011 NHL entry draft, Ryan NugentHopkins, is hoping to make the jump from juniors to the show in his rst attempt. Although some fans may think sending Nugent-Hopkins back to the minors could be benecial in the long run, it is doubtful the Edmonton Oilers will wait on him. Being a bottom-basement team for the last two seasons, the Oilers do not really have anything to lose by bringing Nugent-Hopkins up to play with the big boys. In 2010, rst-overall pick Taylor Hall was able to do quite well as an 18-year-old in the league that is, before he made the stupid decision to ght and suffered a season-ending injury on March 3. Beyond his poor decision making and ghting abilities, however, Hall still managed to post 42 points in 65 games, including the most goals on the team with 22. No one is expecting NugentHopkins to come in and produce the same amount as Hall, but expecting him to compete is not a stretch for this 18-year-old in the least. Other rookies looking to make an impression and nally make it to the NHL include Ryan Ellis of the Nashville Predators and former Regina Pat, Colten Teubert, whose rights now belong to the Oilers. After being drafted 11th overall

allowed Calgary to gain its rst points of the game when Johnny Mark hit a 26-yard eld goal. Barely into the second quarter, the Dinos were able to put the ball through the uprights again, extending their lead to 6-0. The Rams defence held their ground for the majority of the second quarter, until Dinos pivot Eric Dzwileski was able to connect with Chris Dobko in the end zone. The major came with just 16 seconds left in the half and put the Dinos up 13-0 going into the break. Calgarys rst touchdown of the game would prove to be the icebreaker for the Red and White, as it went on to score three more majors in the third quarter, including a second one to Dobko. The Rams were facing a 37-point decit going into the fourth quarter, which quickly became a 44-point mountain to climb after Dobko caught his third touchdown reception of the game, this time from quarterback Andrew Buckley. Calgarys fourth touchdown of the game would come within the rst minute of play in the nal frame. Regina would put up one point on scoreboard, as Bodnar sailed a punt through the end zone to get the goose egg off the board. Calgary would put the nal nail in the Rams cofn, scoring another major with just a minute left in regulation as Denzel Morrison scampered 16 yards into the end zone. The Rams managed to enter the history books, as Sept. 17, 2011 will now be known as the day the Rams suffered their worst loss ever not exactly something to be proud of.

The Rams other loss this season, that of starting quarterback Marc Mueller, seems to have really shaken the team and fans have noticed. Get your head into the game instead of out of the game, yelled one drunken fan as the time ran down. Gray has not been exempt from feeling the pressure of Muellers absence. In fact, Gray never imagined he would be starting his CIS career so soon. I am not even sure I am ready for it, he said. It is a big step, but I will just have to deal with it, I guess. The Rams are to travel to Alberta on Saturday to take on the Golden Bears: the only other team in Canada West at 0-3-0. It is a clash where someones 0 has got to go.

Our defence
started off really strong [against the Calgary Dinos], but our offense lacked. I am new at this and we just didnt produce enough to even come close.
Frankie Gray

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

sports 13

Quite the run

The U of R mens and womens cross-country deserves support

Kelly Wiebe set the Cougar Trot record on Sept 17. with a time of 23:59.97
justment process becomes that much easier for not only themselves, but also the people around them. The veterans on the team know Graeme McMaster [the assistant head coach]. They know how he coaches, they know his workouts well and those players are good leaders for workouts, McCannel said. The veterans have also been following his training plan for about four or five years now, so they know how to follow it, how to take care of their bodies and all of the little things outside of practice time. About 15 members make up the roster of the cross-country team, each with a different goal in mind for the season. Everyone sets an individual goal and the group sets a team goal so they have the goals set and they have them for their group, McCannel said. Largely, we want to be competitive ever year. We want to be competitive at the Canada-West level and at the CIS level. At Can-West, you always want to nish top three. CIS is very competitive, but you want to be in the top 10 or top five if you can. Individually, I know there are some guys hoping to get medals at CIS and Canada West. The cross-country team is like any other University of Regina team in that they are competitive, talented, and driven. However, they are also like other campus teams in that fan attendance is low at their events. A lot of people dont get to see us compete. The cross-country meets are actually very exciting, McCannel said. You dont see the athletes a lot while they are on the course, but you get to see them when they come around. The track is a two-kilometre loop, so you see the athletes four times during the race. You see them at the start and you see them at the end and it actually is quite exciting. The atmosphere at a cross-country race is very fun. Something people dont know is that cross-country can be very exciting to watch and so I would love to get more spectators out at our meets. Another thing that people forget or dont understand is how good these athletes actually are. A lot of people have experience running. Everyone has run in high school, a lot of people go for daily jogs and things like that, but it is hard to comprehend how fast these guys are actually running. We have people running anywhere from 50-140 kilometres a week or more, and they arent out there jogging. They are really pushing it when they go for these runs, so it would be interesting for people to come out and watch. For people who still think they can run as fast as the cross-country team, or keep up with Wiebe in a race, the team has a solution for that. We do have an open race where the general public can run as well, so that everyone can get an idea of how fast these people are going, McCannel said. You look at someone like Wiebe he is running about three minutes per kilometre and he is doing that for a period of 20 kilometres and they are going pretty fast. That is something I think people would be interested to see and that goes back to coming out and watching. The Cougars nished the Cougar Trot with great results both individually and as a team. The mens team finished first, edging out both the Saskatchewan Huskies and Alberta Golden Bears, respectively. Wiebe set a Cougar Trot record; he was able to cross the nish line in the eight-kilometre race with a time of 23 minutes 59.97 seconds, breaking the 24-minute barrier. The womens team finished third, behind the Huskies Green team and Excel Athletica and had strong performances by LePage and rookie Avery Westberg. The cross-country team is to be back in action on Sept. 24, when it travels to Minneapolis to attend the Roy Griank Invitational.

autumn mcdowell
sports editor
One team on campus that can surely run circles around their competition is University of Regina Cougars mens and womens cross-country team. Members of the team kicked off their season on Sept. 17 during the host Cougar Trot. With numerous returning team members and highlytouted recruits. the Cougars look impressive out of the starting gates this season. The biggest returning girl would be Karissa LePage. She had a couple of injuries last year, but she is returning and she is in quite good shape this year, so that is very exciting for our team, said Cougars head coach Bruce McCannel. We have a couple of other girls coming back too Kaytlyn Criddle and Katelyn Silversides and then we have some new girls girls who we believe are top recruits. While the girls side may have some exciting recruits, the mens team is to have more than a few familiar faces on their roster. On the guys side, Kelly Wiebe and Iain Fyfe are the two most senior guys on the team and they are both key members of the team as well, McCannel said. We also have some younger guys that were rst years last year: Michael Middlemess, Matt Johnson, and Andrew Thomas those three guys are returning for their second year. Marc Beaten is another one that is returning, so we have six guys returning from last year who are all pretty strong, but the top couple of guys on the list are Kelly and Ian. With their experience on the team and undeniable talent, McCannel felt that Wiebe and Fyfe were easy choices as captains this year. They are very important members when it comes to leading. They have also been around for a while, so the rst- and second-year guys, especially the first years, can look to [Wiebe and Fyfe] and see what they do on a daily basis that makes them good. They are very important to our team. With so many returning members on the Cougars this season, the ad-

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers latest marketing technique gets mixed reviews
autumn mcdowell, jonathan hamelin, sydney campbell
this weeks roundtable What is your favorite sports movie?
Sydney Campbell: Well, its hard to pick just one sports movie that I would name my favourite, because they all have interesting and unique plots Oh wait, they are all the fucking same. If you have seen one sports movie, doesnt matter the sport, you have seen them all. Its the same plot everytime: usually the underdogs beat the odds and win the title of the best. Give me a break. I wanna see the team lose. That would actually make it realistic. Sunday? Rams. Need I remind everyone the Rams were ranked first in Canada West going into the season? I wonder if the top-ranked team has ever gone 0-3-0 before. History in the making. larity department, then I would hope they were insanely famous or ridiculously good-looking. Hamelin: Definitely Henry Burris. You wouldnt even need to write up questions for him. The entire conversation with Burris would include all of those in attendance berating him and saying, Booooooooris. Any leftover food from the meal could be tossed in his direction. Campbell: Stupid, so very stupid. Its not clever what so ever. If I need people to explain it to me, its not a good campaign. Try harder next year Swaggerville. and White Swaggerville can be turned into Staggerville, Beggerville, Laggerville, you name it. Autumn McDowell: My rst instinct was to say 3 Ninjas, but then I realized kicking ass isnt a sport. Then I thought about the Adam Sandler classic Happy Gilmore but I realized golf isnt a sport either. Final answer: Mighty Ducks, the original. Quack. Jonathan Hamelin: Remember the Titans. The movie has stellar acting, a compelling storyline and, perhaps most importantly, dynamic football action. It seems Friday Night Lights is regarded more highly than Remember the Titans, but Im not sure why. While Friday Night Lights documents a football-obsessed culture, there is way too much added drama. On another note, whats with the hate for Any Given Hamelin: I think the Rams have a 33 per cent chance of winning the Vanier Cup. Do you get it? One quarterback left out of three? Please, save your laughter for now. I dont see how any team could function after losing two quarterbacks. The quarterback controls the offence and gets the ball into the hands of the playmakers. No proven quarterback means the playmakers wont be able to make plays. A stellar Ram defence will continue to spend more time on the field each game and let up points simply due to exhaustion. Campbell: I dont actually know what the Vanier Cup is and Google didnt have a lot to say about it. But, I know one thing for a fact, recently the Rams added a player by the name of Addison Richards. He is such a beast at football. The kid is amazing and our football team will be as well.

McDowell: I would love to say yes with condence, but I cant. I mean, the team is 0-3-0; generally, you have to win games in order to make it to the Vanier Cup. I truly hope they turn it around and at least win one game, but the future looks grim for the

After losing two quarterbacks, do you think the Rams still have a shot at winning the Vanier cup?

Campbell: Mark Cohon? Um, maybe they could have someone actually impressive perhaps? Just saying.

What do you think of the Blue Bombers latest marketing campaign, Swaggerville?

McDowell: I somewhat hate it. More than the campaign, I hate the way Bomber fans strut around thinking they are something they clearly arent. I mean, it sucks the Riders lost two straight games to the Bombers oh wait, we beat the Bombers two games in a row. The price is wrong, bitch.

McDowell: Most likely. I am sure the Oilers will play it up like they are torn and they might send him back to the juniors, but he will stay. The Oilers were last place its not like they are going to get any worse by bringing him in. I realize people will argue he is too young and not ready, but you dont learn how to compete with the big boys while playing with children.

Do you think that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will make the Edmonton Oilers roster this year?

Well, its hard to pick just one sports movie

that I would name my favourite, because they all have interesting and unique plots Oh wait, they are all the fucking same.
Sydney Campbell

McDowell: Thats a tough one. I was surprised how hilarious Cohon actually was, so I would hope for someone equally as funny. If they lack in the hi-

Mark Cohon was this years guest of honor at the second annual presidents breakfast. Who do you hope is next years special guest?

Hamelin: I dont have a problem with the name Swaggerville. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are, after all, Riderville. But, the problem I, and likely other enraged fans, have with Swaggerville is the cocky attitude seemingly existing among all the residents. The good thing is, when Winnipeg struggles as it has recently with two-straight losses to the Green

Hamelin: Based on his middle name, it seems he is a tasty prospect. Watching him skate should leave fans craving more nougat. His puck-handling abilities have been described as delicious. Just one sec, Im going to go grab a chocolate bar. Campbell: Sure, he sounds good. I wouldnt freak out as much as some people are over him. But, as long as he can skate, block, and get goals, he will be golden.

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

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Theres no I in team
The Riders are back on track thanks to the effort of numerous personnel

Raise your glass to Mark Cohon

CFL commish visits U of R and talks about his life, football and beera

Regina Leader-Post

Head coach Ken Miller led the Riders to a perfect record in their last three games
every now and then, but how clutch is this guy? It seems like he always comes through right at the moment we need him. The past few weeks, he and quarterback Darian Durant have led an aerial assault. Getzlaf is one of the hottest receivers in the league right now, not to mention he is also a former member of the University of Regina Rams. seen him make are unthinkable and, as such, he deserves a plug here.

Mark Cohon paid a visit to the U of R on Sept. 13.

colin buchinski
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are 30-0 since the return of head coach Ken Miller. There are many reasons to be excited about our football team right now. As of press time, they sat two points out of the nal playoff spot in the West Division, and there is also a possibility of a crossover to the East. Despite the teams average play last weekend against the Toronto Argonauts, the worst team in the CFL, the Riders defence forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter and did what they needed to do in order to win. If the Riders get into the playoffs, there is a very big possibility they could make some noise because of the contributions multiple players and personnel have made to the team.

autumn mcdowell
sports editor
Canadian Football League commissioner Mark Cohon visited the University of Regina on Sept. 13 as the special guest for the second annual presidents breakfast in the main gym. Cohon sat down with acclaimed Regina sportswriter Darrell Davis for a candid interview to discuss a wealth of topics, including his past jobs, football and, of course, beer. Before becoming the CFL commissioner in the spring of 2007, Cohon had already built up an incredibly impressive resume. Cohons past job experience includes acting as an executive for MLB as well as the NBA. However, Cohon admitted his career path has not always been so desirable. My first job was a zookeeper, Cohon said. I also played football in high school and was recruited to play in university, but blew out my knee. Dealing with injury is something the Regina Rams are all too familiar with this season, as starting quarterback Marc Mueller is still sidelined with a shoulder injury and it appears as though the Rams chances of making it to the Vanier Cup are dwindling. Although the Rams spot at the Vanier Cup is very much uncertain, Cohons attendance will be guaranteed thanks to a partnership between the Vanier Cup and the CFL nalized in 2007. We hope it has a long future, Cohon said of the partnership. I think its a great format for us. In the States, when the athletes make it to the professional leagues, they are already known. We have to work hard to prole these young Canadian athletes. Numerous members of the Rams and Cougars were in attendance during the breakfast including Mueller, who spoke on behalf of the student athletes. He hopes to one day play in the CFL. Canadian athletes make up a

Wes Cates (running back)

Tristan Jackson (defensive back/returner)

This week, Cates passed Mike Saunders for Number 2 on the Riders all-time rushing yards list. In recent years, Cates has been a monster for the Riders in big games. Look for things to be no different this year.

To me, this guy is one of the most exciting players on the roster. When returning kicks, he has the ability to ip the eld and make something happen every time the ball comes his way. His coverage in the secondary has also been solid. Props to general manager Brendan Taman for bringing Jackson to Saskatchewan.

Dallas Baker (wide receiver)

Yeah, yeah, this name probably doesnt belong here, but I really like Baker and, as such, Im going to include him. His size and speed are going to be huge assets and he will break out soon. His nickname during his time with the University of Florida was The Touchdown Maker for a reason. I never really saw him as the smartest head coach, but for whatever reason Miller connects with the players. He knows how to motivate them and, most importantly, players want to play for him. There is a reason Millers teams have been to two straight Grey Cups, and there is no reason they cant get back there this year. In the Riders nal seven games of the regular season, they are to face the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos on the road twice, while hosting the British Columbia Lions twice and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats once. With the Riders and Lions heating up and the Stamps and Eskimos possibly slumping, the West is wide open. While in the East, the Ti-Cats risk falling out of a playoff position. The nal seven regular season games will be a dogght for the Riders. Anything can happen now thats the beauty of sport. Dont be surprised to see the Riders or Lions go all the way and make it to the show.

Craig Butler (safety)

Just how good is this kid? I cant even remember a time I was this excited about a young Canadian defensive back. His hit on Buck Pierce in the Banjo Bowl was an absolute beauty. If you need a reason to watch CIS football, this is it. Guys like Butler are coming out of the CIS every year now, which is really a testament to the quality of university football in Canada.

Hes one of the best defensive tackles to ever wear a green jersey I can remember. Romero brings his best every single game, plays with tons of aggression, effort and energy and lights a re under the whole bench.

Dario Romero (defensive lineman)

Ken Miller (head coach)

large portion of CFL teams, as every team must have a minimum of 20 Canadians on their 42-man roster. Canadian content is very important in the CFL. If you dont have Canadians, you wont win a Grey Cup, said Cohon, who is the leagues 12th commissioner. Cohon had the luxury of visiting Regina after the Roughriders won their second-straight game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers just one day earlier. The Riders made my job easier today, joked Cohon. Of course, as Cohon alluded to, he has always had an appreciation for Saskatchewan and for Regina. When I became commissioner, I said one of the places I have to go is Saskatchewan, Cohon said. It was one of the rst places I came. Its always good to be back. Saskatchewan has apparently made a lasting impression on Cohon because of the people and because the alcohol. During his time in Saskatchewan, Cohon grew accustomed to the taste of Pilsner beer and now has it imported to his home in Ontario. If residents of Saskatchewan didnt have a reason to like Cohon before, they do now.

Weston Dressler (slotback)

Chris Getzlaf (slotback)

He may get a case of the dropsies

How can you not include Dressler in a list like this? Hes one of the best receivers to play for the Riders in the last 10 years. Some of the catches Ive

In the States,
when the athletes make it to the professional leagues, they are already known. We have to work hard to profile these young Canadian athletes.
Mark Cohon

If the Riders get into the playoffs, there is a

very big possibility they could make some noise because of the contributions multiple players and personnel have made to the team.

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

Fighting to get through the movie

The run-time of the latest MMA movie, Warrior, is among its many problems
kyle leitch
Warrior is supposed to be about ghting for what you believe in what its really about is an hour too long. Warrior comes to us from director Gavin OConnor, who is best known for the 2004 hit Miracle. However, while Miracle was based on a true story, Warrior is said to be fictious, though it mimics the lives of numerous professional mixed martial arts ghters. Warrior features stars such as Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte. Nolte plays Paddy Conlon, a recovering alcoholic who hops back on the booze big stretch Nick, mboy by the credits. Paddy is the estranged father of Brendan and Tommy Conlon, who havent spoken to their father in years. This situation makes the cold scene in which Tommy shows up at his fathers doorstep seem incredibly abrupt. When Tommy joins the seediest of seedy gyms, and quickly trounces the best ghter they have, an opportunistic cell phone camera makes him a YouTube sensation. Cut to Brendan: a high school physics teacher. Around this time, the movie realizes its about 20 minutes in and Brendan has no motivation. In an astounding case of expositional throw-up, we find out the bank is about to foreclose on Brendans home, forcing him, his wife, and his sick children onto the street. To prevent this from happening, Brendan moonlights as an amateur prize ghter. However, the school in which Brendan is employed nds out about this and, since the superintendent of that division looks upon ghting in much the same way as he would a recreational cocaine addiction, Brendan is suspended without pay. However, the suspension frees up his schedule to begin mixed martial arts training. Meanwhile, Tommy has resumed training with his father, so he can enter in the Sparta tournament, a single-elimination mixed martial arts affair with a purse of $5 million. What occurs next is the single oddest training montage in sports cinema history. It plays like a motion comic and doesnt contain a theme song written by Kenny Loggins. At the montages end, an unnamed ghter goes down with a knee injury, freeing up a spot for Brendan in the Sparta tournament. The tournament itself is filled with many cameos, some from the Ultimate Fighting Championships roster, and some of which are absolutely perplexing Kurt Angle as a Russian villain? Was Dolph Lundgren that busy? The tournament scene also contains the absolute worst cinematography in my recent memory. Ultimately, Sparta is resolved in about 15 minutes and climaxes with a brotherly hug or guillotine choke, Im not sure which. Now for the hard part; do I recommend the lm? If while watching the 1990s classic Rudy, you do a touchdown dance every time he gets carried off of Notre Dame Field, go see Warrior. In fact, you probably already have. I, on the other hand, will be steadfastly sticking to repeat viewings of The Big Lebowski until the holiday releases.

The old switcheroo

The latest UFC card makes a few changes

Nick Diaz is now to face BJ Penn at UFC 137 on Oct. 29

inside the octagon

autumn mcdowell
sports editor
It isnt everyday that two fighters swap opponents just weeks before a bout. Originally, Strikeforce bad boy and former UFC nut case Nick Diaz was scheduled to ght welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, a ght that could have been the opportunity of a lifetime for Diaz. If Diaz were by some miracle to beat GSP, though it would be highly unlikely lets not forget the Matt Serra debacle he could have instantly shot up the pound-forpound rankings. However, it appears as though unlike Serra, Diaz will never get his chance to shock the world. After failing to make an appearance for the last two press conferences, UFC president Dana White finally had enough and Diaz was dropped from the main event just weeks prior to the bout. Scheduled to replace Diaz in the main event is Carlos Condit, who was initially set to square off against BJ Penn as the cards co-main event. As speculation grew as to who would replace Condit and take on Penn, no one could have predicted the UFCs solution to their problem. In place of Condit, and opposing Penn, is to be none other than Diaz. Instead of being happy he wasnt dropped from the UFC completely, Diaz has decided to start playing the blame game. Diaz instantly lashed

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out, saying he would have gone to the press conference if he had known the ght would be cancelled if he didnt go. He then claimed he didnt know it was a press conference, but rather a public relations event. Has anyone told Diaz a press conference is a public relations event? Trying to say he would have gone if he had known he would be dropped is ridiculous; every ghter has press conferences for every ght. Its called your job, Nick. Diaz then pointed fingers at StPierre, feeling GSP should have protested the ght switch. Diaz went on to call the welterweight champ a little bitch in numerous interviews, believing St-Pierre wanted to take the easy way out and that is why he didnt beg for the ght with Diaz to happen. Well Diaz, that little bitch would easily kick your ass. Diaz needs to take a good look in the mirror, because this little situation he has gotten himself into is nobodys fault but his own. One could argue the biggest loser in the turn of events is Diaz, but Penn didnt get a great deal out of it either. Penn is now to ght Diaz, who seems to be more of a hothead because of this situation than he usually is. However, the real winner in this predicament is Condit. No one expected him to ght St-Pierre, nor was he supposed to, so if he happens to win, which he wont, he will have done the unthinkable. If he loses, which he will, then that is what should have happened because this ght wasnt supposed to happen. This type of situation has never

happened before and it will probably never happen again. I suppose this means fans are witnessing history in the making, but Im not sure I want to be there to see this one. Its interesting how the same combination of ghters can produce two completely different ght cards. However, if GSP doesnt nish his ght against Condit on Oct. 29, I might spaz. The only thing funnier than this little mishap would be if Diaz didnt make weight that would be awesome. Someone better warn him there is a weigh-in the day before the ght. I am afraid he might not know.

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Diaz a press conference is a public relations event? Trying to say he would have gone if he had known he would be dropped is ridiculous; every fighter has press conferences for every fight. Its called your job, Nick.

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breaking the silence
a young womans experience with date rape drugs
sarah mcmahon-sperber
concordian (concordia university)
MONTREAL (CUP) Theres something about the primal quality of the sound made by someone in real, raw pain. Its like that of a child who has no way of understanding the source of the pain it feels, and whose cry resonates with undertones of confusion and frustration. It was that cry that kept me frantic and glued to my friends side as she crouched on the sidewalk with her head resting on the bumper of a strangers car. About an hour before, she had come barging into the bathroom to let me know things were not OK. Something was wrong. We had been at a party hosted by the University of Quebec for less than an hour and had one drink each. Something wasnt matching up. Her symptoms escalated. She wasnt coherent, couldnt walk, stand, or even sit up, and was refusing to pull her head out of the plastic bag we had given her in case she felt sick. Fear was setting in.

Features Editor: Dietrich Neu the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

Hours later, as I stood in her living room with the first rays of sun making their way across the apartment walls and listened to her whimper in the adjoining room, I reected on my own experience. This was not the rst time I had been in this situation, but last time it was me who had been unconscious and waking up with no memory of the night before. My father had been the one to pick me up three years before, drugged by a stranger and unconscious on the bathroom oor of an isolated restaurant in downtown Ottawa. He was also the rst to hear the panic in my voice as my friends condition escalated. Well-trained by the call he had received from my friends when they had found me, my father calmly tried to soothe me and make sense of the situation. Were her reactions the same as mine? I had no way of knowing, as I have no recollection of the evening I was drugged. I can picture the friends I had been dancing with that night and vividly recall the sound of Madonna blaring from the bars speakers. But then the screen goes blank.

My own experience was no use, as I grappled with feelings of helplessness and my own inability to stop my friends pain. Should I be calling for help? Was she going to be OK? How could I have let this happen to her? We should have been more responsible. Thankfully, we had been responsible. She was safe, just as I had been. Months later, I realized this is one of the reasons there has not been enough dialogue on this topic. Many of those who have been drugged were smart and responsible enough to develop strategies that prevented the extreme from happening. Therefore, we quickly dismiss the abuse, say that could have been worse, keep our heads down, and try to forget it ever happened. That same night, at least two other attendees reported having been drugged after I posted an inquisitive message on the event page. And, as we crouched on the sidewalk for nearly an hour, waiting for our ride, both security and partygoers attested to having seen quite a few girls leave in a similar state at the beginning of the evening.

She wasn't coherent, couldn't walk, stand, or even sit up.

dissecting the drugs

What is the biggest challenge in ghting the dangers of what has come to be commonly known as the daterape drug? Pharmaceutical intern Christian Bordeleau said its the complete lack of a standard recipe or ingredient combination. The other thing people really need to know is there is really no antidote or way to get it out of your system, if not naturally with time, he explained. If bought on the streets or from an unknown dealer, the date-rape drug is usually a mishmash of ingredients. It can contain gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), methylenedioxymethamphetamines (MDMA), speed, and other miscellaneous llers that reduce purity and concentration while increasing prot including the common household cleaner Comet. As a member of the amphetamines family, MDMA has a stimulating effect on the brain. This results in arousal of the senses, possible hallucinations, and a substantial lowering of inhibitions, along with feelings of empathy and well-being. Ecstasy, which is often a wide-variety of different drugs, combines the reactions listed for MDMA with the wakefulness, energy, appetite loss, and intense focus of speed. But, in most cases of drugging or recreational misuse, GHB shows up as the main perpetrator. GHB is actually produced naturally by the body in tiny doses, although its biological utility has yet to be determined. Through the years, it has been used for many purposes including as a general anesthetic and as a way to augment muscular mass. The physical effects of the synthetic GHB, now seen on the streets, are highly dependent on the doses given and the users metabolism. Taking between one to two grams can lead to reduced anxiety, lowered inhibitions, a feeling of drowsiness, trouble co-ordinating movements, and slight sedation, resulting in a muted sense of pain and body awareness. Low does of GHB produce similar effects to that of alcohol. When a strong dose of two to four grams is consumed, you can enter a hypnotic state that creates a disconnect between your physical understanding of your environment and your capacity to consciously process that information. It is at this point that you could, for example, physically understand you are being led to another location without being able to process the fact the location is unknown and the person at your side is a complete stranger. Ultimately, if you take over four grams, you face the possibility of general anesthesia similar to a comatose state. Add alcohol to the mix, and it is the equivalent of doubling or tripling every drink you consume. The body starts eliminating the drug from its system after four to six hours, but alcohol consumption significantly stretches out the process. The average dose sold on the streets is about 2.5 grams and costs approximately $15.

You face the possibility of general anesthesia similar to a comatose state.

the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

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blaming the victim

So, who can we point the nger at? The chances of identifying the person who gave the drugs are slim to none, given the speed at which it can be slipped in a drink and the fact it is nearly impossible to taste once combined with juice or alcohol. So, we go looking for the dealers. C.J.* is a drug dealer familiar with the various components and effects of the rape drug. According to him, there is no real way to gauge the reason a person might be buying the drug. Your general knowledge of the person is a good indication, he said. He admitted, though, there is no way of being certain they are purchasing for consenting, recreational use.

So, why then is the dialogue on this issue so limited, given how extensive its use has become? Whether it is confusion about the drugs effects, shame, mixed reactions from friends or social stigmas that lead us to believe the victim was somehow irresponsible, there seems to be many reasons to stay silent.

In a culture so deeply engrained in excessive consumption, many

drugging stories are met with intense skepticism and doubt.

Gabrielle Turner, 23, was drugged at a small party consisting of only friends and acquaintances. The reaction she got when trying to talk to the friend who had hosted the evening was dismissive, to say the least. She kind of giggled at my supposed attempts to cover up my low alcohol tolerance, she said. And then she asked me who I realistically thought would have done such a thing. Turner, who was studying interior design at the time, has hardly spoken of that incident in the three years since it happened. After the initial reaction she received, Turner was wary about discussing it. For Anne-Charlotte Demarle, the reactions she received were quite different. The 22-year-old French student was visiting friends she had made while studying in Montreal, when her evening at the University of Quebec party went off track. As a self-described moderate drinker, she had a single glass of wine before heading out for the celebrations, and the equivalent of less than a drink during the five to six hours she apparently spent at the party. Friends, she said, related the bulk of this information to her, seeing as most of the evening has escaped her mind completely. I kind of, but hardly, remember looking at my watch around 1 a.m., but according to my friends we left between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., she said. I have no recollection whatsoever of

the taxi ride home and the next day, when I woke up, I was in the worst pain I have been in my life. Demarle described being extremely ill until well past 6 p.m. the next day. She remembered connecting the dots when she was told another friend who had attended the party had been in the same state. When she recounted her ordeal to family and friends, her story was met with anger, fear, and disgust towards the person who had drugged her. But as Turners case shows, not all victims are so lucky to nd a sympathetic ear. In a culture so deeply engrained in excessive consumption, many drugging stories are met with intense skepticism and doubt. With drugging often seen, though rarely used, as the perfect excuse for someone who refuses to accept the fact they drank irresponsibly, it takes only a few dismissive reactions for a victim to fall into silence. As I related the events of that evening to people around me, I was astonished to see how many were quick to tell me I was exaggerating, that it was no big deal. My friend was safe and that was all that mattered let it rest. Another common response was a bombardment of questions about just how much she had had to drink and what kind of crowd we had chosen to spend the evening with. Call me naive, but this seemed beside the point.

preventing the abuse

Being drugged is a serious allegation to make, as are claims related to the more extreme results of drugging, such as assault. To be fair, I get where a lot of people were coming from when they, at first, werent sure whether I was being dramatic or telling the truth, Turner said. But once someone you know, and whose judgment you trust, tells you they are being serious, no more questions should be asked. Friends and family then need to listen and be supportive. Fear of judgment should no longer be a key player in this discussion. Education, along with communication, is one of the greatest tools in teaching individuals to distinguish the symptoms of alcohol abuse from those of rape-drug toxicity. I could never thank my friends enough for staying with and by me throughout the whole evening, Demarle said. Though she acknowledged it has been said a million times, the recurring and slightly predictable moral of the story is one she said really does apply. Keep an eye on your drink, the other on your friends, and make sure you always leave with every member of the group you arrived with, she said. According to C.J, whose male friend slept with a drugged stranger, one of the biggest lessons he learned is to always have someone to call. Make sure you always have the number of someone who has your back, he said. No matter how bad of a situation you are in, or whether it is your fault or not, everyone needs to have that one person who will show up and take care of the situation without asking too many questions right away. He also advised making sure other people around know who that person is. For my friend, that person was her boyfriend. For myself, it was my father. And someday, we might become the person a loved one chooses to turn to. *Name has been changed to protect privacy

Education, along with communication, is one of the greatest tools in

teaching individuals to distinguish the symptoms of alcohol abuse from those of rape drug toxicity.

alcohol is to blame, scientists say

dietrich neu
features editor
The skepticism McMahon-Sperber and her friends faced when discussing their experiences being drugged is something that extends beyond their social circles; it is a view shared by several scientists around the world. A study conducted at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland concluded alcohol is the most common contributor to daterape in the world not drugs such as GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine. From 1999 to 2005, scientists tested alleged date-rape victims for drugs commonly thought of to aid in sexual assault. The study found victims had an average of three times the legal driving limit for alcohol. In addition, no traces of the popular date-rape drugs were found. Though several other drugs were detected, scientists at Ulster claim many of them were prescription or recreational drugs and, although they could be used to spike a drink, they could have also been taken willingly or prescribed. The scientists involved in the study were quick to point out many of the most popular date-rape drugs are quickly metabolized by the body and might have already been removed prior to testing. This research confirms the ndings of other studies in the UK, U.S., and Australia that alcohol is a major contributor to vulnerability to sexual assault in social situations and acquaintance rape, said Dr. Janet Hall, a physician who has studied the findings at the University of Ulster. Further study is now required to give a more accurate picture of the involvement of alcohol and drugs in cases of alleged sexual assault. In addition to the study in Northern Ireland, research at Wrexham Maelor Hospital in the UK is pointing the nger at the victims themselves, claiming it is more likely they use spiking as an excuse to cover up for binge drinking. The study, published in the

Emergency Medicine Journal, also tested alleged victims for common drugs such as GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine. The results again came up negative for all three in every case reviewed during the 12-month study. The findings at Wrexham Maelor point to excessive alcohol consumption as the only consistent similarity amongst alleged victims. The study also notes although all of the test subjects denied using recreational drugs, such as cocaine and MDMA, one fifth of them tested positive. The study claims most of the reports of drink spiking are actually the result of people misjudging how much alcohol they really consumed.

Dr. Hywel Hughes, an associate specialist involved in the study, explained the nding to the London Evening Standard: This study confirmed our suspicion that most of the patients with suspected drinkspiking would test negative for drugs. No Ketamine, GHB, or Rohypnol was found in the samples, which suggests they are not commonly used to spike drinks There seems to be greater awareness about the dangers of binge-drinking, which is where the emphasis should stay. But claiming their drink has been spiked may be used as an excuse by patients who have become incapacitated after the voluntary consumption of excess alcohol.

and critical

Op-Ed Editor: Edward Dodd the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

opinion Saskatchewan should bare it all Free, democratic,

When it comes to sex, our provincial government has proved time and again to be prudes. The law dictates that licensed establishments cant host any stripping shows. With our economic gains and increasing population, we have an opportunity to make ourselves more fun, more inviting, and less outdated. Around us, there is a veritable cornucopia of sexiness and booze; both Manitoba and Alberta allow stripping and liquor to join in harmony. We are the prudish neighbours sitting on the porch with stern, judging expressions, when deep down inside, we really want to carouse just like our western buddies. Im not very cultured, but a few years ago I lived in Montreal for a month. It was a bit of a culture shock for a small-town girl from Saskatchewan going to a city where there are strip bars every way you turn, for every sexual preference. At one point, I walked past what appeared to be an innocent beach sandcastle display in a store window, and realized it was strewn with countless phallic objects and dildos. But, being sexually progressive isnt a bad thing. Saskatchewan covers up the sex trade and keeps it behind closed doors. Dont you think having a legitimate and legal job as a stripper in a bar where people can actually drink and make a living is a better al-

ternative to prostitution or going to another province to make money? Our law implies that people cant control themselves when theyre drinking and will get out of hand. But other provinces understand the economic benets to allowing it, and they accept the costs of making sure things are safe. Strip clubs are not the seedy joints lawmakers must be imagining. If they are properly regulated, there is nothing wrong with some innocent, sexy, naked, drunk fun. And strippers do have some sweet, legitimate skills beyond the ability to expose their private bits to the public. Good strippers are pretty much like watching a mini Cirque du Soleil. Whats wrong with that? Our laws are a reection of our culture. I think our reluctance to get on board with more progressive stripping laws doesnt properly reect our socially progressive values. To other provinces, our draconian laws are laughable. Its time we move forward and open up new doors as a province. Hopefully, we grab the bull by the horn and change the law so we can get off the porch and join the party.

chelsea laskowski

The Regina Public Interest Group (RPIRG) board of directors and staff would like to respond to some of the points raised in Andrew Millekers recent op-ed article, Public interest doesnt mean social interest. Some of the points he made need some clarication. First, he said he had no idea what RPIRG does. This wasnt surprising to us, as he also said he actively tries to avoid nding out about what is going on and doesnt have time to hear or care about the political and social issues facing students on our campus. Apart from this, he may not have heard about us because RPIRGs resources exist for students who do wish to be engaged in social issues, either because they can see the injustices in our political and economic systems, or because they may live through these injustices every day, by experiencing racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, or other forms of oppression and discrimination. For some, these are a daily reality, and RPIRG is an essential way to combat them on our campus and in our community. By reading the article, students may also not get a true sense of what RPIRG does, so we also wanted to describe some of the ways we support students. First, we fund student projects, events, working groups, and research. We have two funding rounds per semester, and any student can

submit an application to hold an event, bring in a speaker, have a rally, throw a gala, go to a conference, host a workshop, or any number of things that promote a social or environmental justice issues. We even have two staff members to walk you through the process. Once your funding is approved, they will help to make your idea successful. To see examples of what students have done in the past, visit our website at Second, we have a kick-ass alternative library of DVDs, books, and magazines on issues spanning from human rights, to democracy, to the environment. These are located in our lounge (Riddell Centre 222), which is open to anyone from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Third, the eight awesome students who make up our board of directors host events throughout the year, including our annual summer camp, Generating Momentum. and our spring conference, Apathy into Action, along with many other campaigns. Students can volunteer at these events, help plan or organize them, or can run for the board themselves in the spring. Andrew also noted you have the ability to opt out of our organization. Unlike other related student fees automatically assessed when you pay tuition, we give students the chance to opt out, which makes RPIRG one of the most democratic organizations on

campus. The reason Andrew may not have heard about our opt-out period is because we recently made it even more democratic. Instead of being only two weeks every semester, students can now opt out at any time during the semester until the last day of classes just stop by our ofce and ll out the form. Next, Andrew listed a few events we sponsored in the past he accused of being partisan, which is not the case. Neither Yves Engler nor Gwynne Dyer were representing political parties in any way, and if he had attended either one of these events, he would have been able to partake in the important and critical discussions about Canadian foreign policy that took place, which spanned the entire political spectrum. Finally, we would like to respectfully disagree with Andrews stance that political apathy is a good thing. RPIRG believes any real democracy needs engaged citizens, and that this engagement does not start and end with voting, but requires critical thought, education about issues, and action to achieve societal justice. We also believe students can make positive change and will continue to support them to do so.

jenn bergen
executive director, rpirg

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

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Pay attention to the road

I swear Im aging a lot quicker than Im supposed to. On a daily basis, I witness rude, moronic, and downright stupid driving in Regina. Its remarkable how frustrated I get with all of the horrible drivers out there today. Maybe it was the hot summer sun that got to me, but come on, does anybody know how to signal? Stop? Learn the rules of the road? Even go the speed limit? Id hate for this article to be a recap of how to drive for people, but sadly, some need it. First, lets talk about signaling, quite possibly one of the most frustrating and dangerous acts some forget to do while driving. You dont ip your signal light on to remind yourself which lane or street youre turning onto. Signaling is intended to let other drivers know where youre going. Oh, and the split-second signal and cut-over on the Ring Road doesnt count. Also, just because you signal, it doesnt mean youre automatically entitled to claim that spot in the lane as your own personal driving property. Ive personally experienced this danger while driving. One day, a truck decided to signal and automatically move over, forcing me to slam

on the breaks and decelerate from 50 to 30 just to avoid getting hit. Another time, I was driving on the Ring Road and a vehicle was stuck behind a semi. Instead of signaling and waiting for me to pass on the left, the van insisted on cutting over blindly at 60 to cut me off, yet again, forcing me to hammer on my breaks. The signal lever is right behind the steering wheel. I dont understand whats so hard about signaling. This should come as naturally as putting on your seatbelt on when you enter your car. I just cant seem to grasp what is so hard about ipping a lever up and down. I also cant grasp what is so hard about coming to a complete stop. You can go for your license when youre sixteen; you dont need Physics 30 to operate and stop a vehicle, although some sure as hell seem like they do. When you see that big red sign with bold white letters that says STOP,, its quite simple fucking stop. Every day, I witness people failing to come to a complete stop and trying to race other drivers through the intersection. Four-way stops and stop signs are intended to guide traffic through a mildly-busy intersection. Its like these people see a stop sign as a yield sign. I have no idea where peo-

ple have to go that they cant take three-and-a-half seconds to come to a complete stop and wait their turn. Oh, and apparently a yellow light, which is an indication to quickly proceed through the intersection if possible or stop, apparently means to some people, Speed the hell up through the busy intersection. This is not only dangerous, its pure stupidity. Moving on. I drive from northwest Regina to the U of R every day Theres an unspoken rule that the left lane is the fast or passing lane. Theres always one bad driver who feels the need to go 80 in the left lane. This normally wouldnt be a problem, except more times than not, the driver ends up essentially blocking off both lanes to pass. What tends to result from this happening isnt the slow driver acting like a moron, but the aggressive driver deciding to ride the ass of the slow driver, hoping to get them to move out of the way. Youre a car lengths distance away from the driver in front of you going 100 do you really think you can stop in time? If the slow driver wasnt completely oblivious to their surroundings in the first place, the driver would learn to check their rear-view mirror once in a while and get in the

right lane Then there are school zones. Cant anybody actually slow down to 40 when a sign clearly states it? People have their doors open and children dont know any better and can run across the street. Some people need to ease off on the wannabe Ricky Bobby persona for a kilometre or two and get their heavy foot off the pedal. One last thing. What Im about to talk about next is hands down my Number 1 pet peeve to witness while driving. Brace yourself, because this bugs me a lot. Texting while driving is illegal. There is a law in place since Jan. 1, 2011, clearly stating you cannot text while driving. While I drive, I look around at the other drivers to see what theyre doing and, honestly, I feel the most unsafe driving around someone who has their head buried in their lap, looking at their phone. Regina is not that big. In fact, it isnt big at all. It takes 15 to 20 minutes, maybe 25 max considering construction, to get from one end to the other. I just dont understand why somebody cant wait till theyre at least parked to text or make a phone call. At lights, I can see that little bright light shining in someones car and, as the trafc begins to move, they have a

delayed reaction time, ultimately holding everybody back behind them. This has got to be one of the dumbest, ignorant, and absolute facepalm resulting things someone can do while driving. If the text or call is urgent, then pull over. Now, despite the anger, rambling, and rule-citing, I truly feel like people quite underestimate the amount of danger they put themselves and others in while driving. But, I must say, not everyone is a bad driver. And hey, I dont know what happened during someones day that possibly put them in a bad mood to drive horribly. Just think before you get behind the wheel if this is the case. Who knows, maybe you can avoid giving me another batch of grey hair at a young age. These rules arent made to make someones life miserable, theyre made to keep you and everyone around you safe. And, if you choose not to follow the rules of the road, possibly an outof-window middle nger will remind you.

colton hordichuk

the carillon
barely able to contain our excitement for and perverse fascination with the metallica / lou reed album since 1962

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the carillon | Sept. 22 - 28, 2011

presidents message

Hallway to hell

Edward Dodd


A process that would give students the opportunity to vote on an important question has begun at the University of Regina. Volunteers from across campus, including representatives from the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and URSU's LGBTI director, have been busy petitioning for signatures so a referendum can be called. A referendum gives students a chance to directly make a decision. In this case, the referendum question would ask students if they support the creation of a small fee of fty cents (part-time students) and one dollar (full-time students) that would then go to help fund the on-campus, non-prot student centre called UR Pride. UR Pride believes the health of a community is important. The centre also believes everyone should have access to a safe and supportive environment and that all people should be free from marginalization and prejudice based on their gender and sexual identities. UR Pride offers resources, research, education, and services to anyone seeking them. The centre has done substantial research and work surrounding a positive space network, and next year is to host a national conference relating to queer services and issues. It is a centre we can all be proud of, regardless of our individual sexual orientation and identity. I would urge each and every

student to contact UR Pride (, or URSUs LGBTI director, and sign the referendum petition so the required number of signatures can be reached and a referendum called. It is my hope the referendum will be held shortly after all the petitions are submitted. Keep in mind, signing the petition is no indication of your support or opposition to the referendum question it simply allows a referendum to be held. LGBTQ youth are far more likely than non-LGBTQ youth to commit suicide, drop out of school, and be the victims of discrimination and violence based on sexual and gender identity. Education and creating a safe environment are important for everyone, meaning we all benet from the work of UR Pride. I am delighted this petition and referendum process has begun. We need to collectively think about how important safety, inclusion, and acceptance are to us, and then we need to seriously think about the current model from which UR Pride receives funding and decide whether it is fair, stable, and most efciently enables us to reach our goals as a university, and as a society.

kent peterson
ursu president

It only took me three weeks to lose my sanity. Its not the school work I am generally on top of that. Its not the excessive reading I love reading in all its forms. Its not the fact I am working two jobs or going back to the farm when I can to help with harvest. No, its is the fact grown adults at the University of Regina dont seem to understand the concept of walking in the hallways in an efcient and polite manner. And thats what students at the U of R are grown adults. We should be able to understand the simple, logical rules of walking in the halls of our institution of higher learning. And yet it seems, year after year, students cannot gure it out. There are so many irritating things people do while walking it is astounding there arent more homicides in the halls of the U of R. The rst thing irritating about the hallways has to be the people who stop in the middle of the hallway to chat with their friends. These are the people who believe its acceptable to inconvenience every other student because they and their friends havent seen each other in an hour and need to catch up on all the developments in each others lives. Im not against socializing, but I do believe there is a time and a place for it, and that place is not the middle of a bustling hallway. If you see your friend, or a group of your friends, dont just stop and impede the ow of busy students; move to the side of the hall or into one of the many areas of the university offered to people for studying or socializing. If you are, however, going to stop in the middle of the hallway, dont do it at chokepoints around the university. Im speaking mostly of narrow sections of hallway and doorways. At least if you are blocking

a wide hallway by standing in the middle of it, people can move around on either side of you. If you stand in a doorway, theres nowhere for walkers to go but through you, awkwardly interrupting your conversation. The second irritating thing about walking in the halls is slow walkers: people walking around for no discernible reason and doing so at a pace so leisurely it makes my granny look like Usain Bolt. These walkers tend to cluster as well, making huge, slow-moving masses of students that block the hallways for people who actually have somewhere to go, like to class or to a meeting. Again, I am not against walking slowly, but I do truly believe there is a time and place for it, and that would be outside on the green or in Wascana Park. Its much nicer and more scenic to be walking outside than it is to be walking in the halls of the university, so if you want to have an enjoyable walk, get out of the hallways and out of the way of people who have places to be. A third irritating thing is the people who walk down the wrong side of the hallway. I know some will argue there is no wrong side of the hallway, but in order to make things efcient and navigable, people need and I stress need to walk on the right-hand side of the hallway. Its just like driving. If everyone just drove on the wrong side of the road whenever it was convenient, thered be mass chaos, so why do people think it is acceptable to walk on the wrong side of the hallway? Youre being a nuisance, you are running the risk of a head-on collision with someone, and you are forcing people to move out of your way. And walking down the wrong side of the hallway is not suddenly made acceptable if you are walking

very slowly and looking apologetic. It makes it worse. You know you are doing something wrong and are doing it anyway. When a hallway is busy, there is no excuse to walk against the flow of traffic. As irritating as it is, you might have to wait behind a group of slow walkers if there is no room to pass. And, if you insist on walking down the left side of the hallway, you should be the one who moves out of the way of anyone whos walking on the right side. Dont play chicken with people in the proper lane it makes you look immature and self-absorbed, as if you dont notice you are forcing someone to scrape along the wall so you can walk on the wrong side of the hall. Finally, be careful of blind corners. Too many people think they can cut corners at various locations around the university, but the most irritating one is in College West near All Souped Up. It is a totally blind corner around which no one can see, and yet some insist on taking the corner sharp to save time when they are walking from College West into Riddell This only results in people almost running into each other at that corner. So, if you are walking from College West into Riddell, take a wide corner and have a little courtesy for the people walking the other way. These are logical rules and everyone should follow them. If people would, the halls would be an efcient and courteous place, and I wouldnt be losing my sanity and my faith in humanity every time I step out of a classroom and try to navigate the chaos that is some hallways at the U of R.

edward dodd
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I thought it was awesome that RPIRGs annual report was inserted into the same issue of the Carillon that also contained an article talking about how they didnt know what RPIRG does. #irony #rpirgforthewin

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RPIRG: We put the fun in funding! Our next application deadline is Oct 1st. Check out, or stop by our ofce Room 222 in the Riddell Centre for more details about you to get your environmental or social justice idea funded. Parking at this school is a piece of shit. When I take the time to express my concerns to Vianne, all I get is I wish you luck in the future. FUCK THAT SHIT. Today I saw Vianne wearing the most outrageous white coat. She looked like Gandalf.

If Vianne had been wearing a long white coat beard today, she would have looked exactly like Gandalf. Whoa.

that sound like you?) who live an ignorant life of privilege while ignoring the persistent & unfair struggles of marginalized citizens. Kindly remove your head out of your ass. Fuck this parking! I cant wait until rst years drop out so I can have their spot!

Math labs should be called math workshops. You dont experime-nt with the math. You dont pour the math into a beaker and then boil it to see what happens.

This construction in the library/painting in the classroom building is ridiculous. I was here all summer when they could have been doing it but werent. To the Asian that hangs out in the

In an institution known for its heavy NDP bias at times, I was surprised to see that John Gormley will be speaking here at the university on September 15. If I wasnt in class I would denitely go. I wonder however if Kent Peterson will be going? In the meantime, I encourage you all to read Left Out John Gs bestseller. I found it really informative! :) Dear Andrew Milleker, political apathy is only a good thing for those who want an excuse to justify the status quo. The white, English speaking, middle class males (does

The ESA presents: the 2nd Drunken Spelling Bee at the Owl on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00. Find a team and bee there! Hey URSU, I know Anime Club is a little (30 people) band of geeks, but how about some fair funding? For Autumn: the angry guy in the grey sweater in the hall. Think of it when your down

To all rst years: 1. Do not stand in the middle of the halls!! 2. No need to block the class getting out.

Youre invited to UR Prides Annual General Meeting Thurs. Sept. 29 at 4:00PM in the URSU Board Room (RC 221)

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