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      the U of S student newspaper since 1912 | volume 97 issue 12 | october 27, 2005
                                                                                                                Bloody hell
                                                                                                         Swinelorck haunts the Sheaf
                                                                                                           Halloween special A7-A9

      Imperialist dance rock:                                  Splinter was a mad chronic:                          He’s on Fire!
      Metric show off their chops B1                           U of S pot research on rats A2             Huskies jam like ‘93 A10

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      U of S pot study stirs int’l media                                                                                                                                            Cover
      Test shows
      memory and
      learning in doped
      up rats
                CHARLES HAMITON

      T                                                                                                                                                                       P
                                                                                                                                                                                              LIAM RICHARDS

               his past week, a U of S re-                                                                                                                                             art swine part feline,
               search team garnered in-                                                                                                                                                the “Swinelorck,” a
               ternational attention after                                                                                                                                             top secret joint project
      publishing a study suggesting that                                                                                                                                      between the Ag department,
      marijuana related substances might                                                                                                                                      the Veterinary college, and the
      reduce symptoms of anxiety and de-                                                                                                                                      College of Biotechnology, es-
      pression. The study was published                                                                                                                                       caped captivity just in time for
      in The Journal of Clinical Investi-                                                                                                                                     Halloween. The project was
      gation before it made headlines in                                                                                                                                      started in 1978 with intention
      Canada and the United States.                                                                                                                                           of creating a genetically engi-
          The study involved a synthesized                                                                                                                                    neered super species that would
      substance, HU210, which imitates                                                                                                                                        utilize each animalsʼ prime cuts
      major ingredients found in mari-                                                                                                                                        while decreasing the amount
      juana. Dr. Xia Zhang, an associate                                                                                                                                      of wasted material- essentially
      professor of psychiatry at the U of S,                                                                                                                                  creating the ultimate market-
      and his team found that high doses                                                                                                                                      able meat. It failed after the
      of HU210 increased neurological                                                                                                                                         head scientist, professor Colin
      cell development in the hippocam-                                                                                                                                       Clive, mishandled high density
      pus, the region of the brain is asso-                                                                                                                                   plutonium needed for such an
      ciated with learning and memory, as                                                                                                                                     experiment, mutating him into
      well as anxiety and depression..         THIS IS NOT REAL GRASS: Nor is this a real rat… or is it?                                                       DREW LARSON    a part man part prime cut (but
          This development has led specu-                                                                                                                                     all hideously deformed) crea-
                                               team describe as being evidence            stances that are sure to alter the ef-   have traditionally dismissed claims        ture.
      lation that the drug may in fact re-
                                               the animals were in fact happy or          fects on the brain. “HU210 is very       that the drug has calming and relax-            After the unfortunate ac-
      duce or even eliminate symptoms of
                                               less depressed. For example, the           pure, unlike marijuana. The other        ing effects, denying has any positive      cident the university tried to
      depression and anxiety in the ani-
                                               rats showed more reluctance to             ingredients in marijuana may act         impact on the brain. This study,           cover it up by shutting down
                                               submit when put in life threatening        on different receptors and therefore     however, may support the pro-mari-         the biotechnology department
          The story caught the attention of
                                               situations. When placed in a pool          may produce different results.”          juana claim that ʻweed makes you           for three decades and locking
      media outlets from home and abroad
                                               of water, the rats ʻhighʼ on HU210             Despite these cautions, mari-        happyʼ. Drug companies are un-             the misshapen man in one of
      including the Globe and Mail, CNN,
                                               did not give up and accept drown-          juana activists and endorsers across     doubtedly looking to cash in on ex-        the many underground tunnels
      FOX News, and newspapers across
                                               ing as quickly as those ʻsoberʼ rats.      the province are celebrating the Sas-    actly this phenomenon.                     far beneath the surface of the
      Europe. Most, if not all stories fo-
                                               The researchers see this as evidence       katchewan born discovery. “This is           With a surfacing skepticism            university and out of the minds
      cused on the improved memory and
                                               that the drug gave the rats more mo-       deÞnitely a very positive study and      about traditional anti-depressants         of the students, faculty, and es-
      brainpower with high HU210 doses
                                               tivation or will to live; this of course   Iʼm glad that it came out of Sas-        such as Prozac, Zhang and other            pecially, the media.
      and the possibility of the synthetic
                                               indicating that they were in fact less     katchewan,” says marijuana activist      are expressing optimism that mari-              Earlier this week the
      drug as a anti-depressant.
                                               depressed.                                 Nathan Holloway. “Hopefully, this        juana may be the next blockbuster          “Swinelorck” was spotted
          Dr. Zhang says drug companies
                                                    However, Dr. Zhang cautions           will open peoples minds towards the      anti-depressant. “Prozac and other         drenched in the blood of an
      have already expressed interest in
                                               that this neurological cell develop-       drug and perhaps stretch open the        anti-depressants work for some and         unknown specimen, thought to
      his study although he insists nothing
                                               ment, and the resulting evidence that      possibility of legalization or decrim-   donʼt for others…we are hoping             be a missing rezzie. Police and
      is certain as of yet. “This could be
                                               it the drug Þghts depression, may be       inalization in the future.”              marijuana or some kind marijuana           university authorities refused to
      a major market for drug companies.
                                               exclusive to rats and therefore may            Decriminalization and legaliza-      related substance can improve these        comment-denying the existence
      I have deÞnitely had some interest
                                               not have the same effect on humans.        tion may seem a far-fetched, but the     conditions,” says Zhang.                   any such beast. As Halloween
      expressed in my research.”
                                               “There is a huge difference between        possibilities marketing marijuana            Holloway too is optimistic about       approaches the “Swinelorck”
          In the experiments, the rats were
                                               rats and humans. We may not have           or marijuana related substances as       the drugs future: “We now have sci-        becomes increasingly blood-
      injected with high doses of HU210
                                               the same results if we choose to test      anti-depressants may not be too far      ence on our side and I think this will     thirsty. He is rumored to prefer
      and placed a variety of controlled
                                               humans.”                                   off. “The results are very promis-       help legitimize the drug.” He says,        young ßesh, but is known to
      situations designed to test their de-
                                                    He also insists that although         ing,” says Dr. Zhang, “This could        “weed makes you happy, and weʼve           devour anything that crosses
      pression and anxiety levels. The
                                               HU210 may mimic ingredients                be a new treatment for anxiety and       been saying that all along.”               his path. If you do happen to
      rats injected with HU210 displayed
                                               found in marijuana, marijuana itself       depression”.                                                                        meet the “Swinelorck” there is
      symptoms that Dr. Zhang and his
                                               contains a plethora of other sub-              The majority of non-smokers                                                     not much that you can do to es-
                                                                                                                                                                              cape disÞguring disembowel-

      Students dressing up for Food Bank donation drive                                                                                                                       ment and almost certain death,
                                                                                                                                                                              but rumour has it that Profes-
                                                                                                                                                                              sor Clive had a strange fear of
                  JEREMY WARREN                                                                                                                                               pickle water. Perhaps this bi-
                                               food and $1,500 in cash donations              “Plus, itʼs just like when you       he says.

                                                                                                                                                                              zarre tick will save some lucky
                                               from Saskatoon residents.                  were little. You get to go out in your       “The summer months tend to
                fter hauling in a large pil-                                                                                                                                  rezzie from certain and bloody
                                                    USSU Safe-walk and Student            costume and people are generally         be more lean as far as donations go.
                lowcase of assorted candy                                                                                                                                     doom.
                                               Crew Co-ordinator Melissa Cotton           happy to talk to you and might even      Things like Trick-or-Eat can replen-
                and sugary goodness on
                                               organized this yearʼs Trick-or-Eat.        hand out some candy.”                    ish our dwindling supplies and help
      Halloween, sharing the loot with                                                                                                                                        Re-enactment:
                                               She says U of S students use the               Over 30 campuses across Can-         keep our place going. We couldnʼt
      your younger sibling and parents                                                                                                                                        Chuck Hamilon, John
                                               Saskatoon Food Bank through the            ada take part in Trick-or-Eat with       survive without projects like this.”
      was always a dreadful thing. But                                                                                                                                        Shelling, and Liam Richards
                                               USSU Food Centre on campus and             the goal of raising awareness about          This year, Cotton is hoping to im-
      that is exactly what a group of U of
                                               volunteering for Trick-or-Eat allows       hunger and poverty issues in com-        prove upon last yearʼs total and raise
      S students are planning on doing this
                                               students to give back to the organi-       munities throughout the country.         4.5 tons of food and $2,000 in cash.      Correction
      Halloween, albeit with a more giv-
                                               zation.                                    Roughly one in four children live in     The large amount of food—the sec-         The photo caption of MSCʼs vot-
      ing attitude.
                                                    “The more we collect for the          poverty in Saskatoon according to a      ond highest total in Canada for the       ing that appeared in the Sept 22
          The annual Trick-or-Eat event
                                               Food Bank, the better the food ham-        2001 report.                             past two years – requires a change of     edition of the Sheaf erroneously
      gathers volunteers to dress up in
                                               pers will be for students receiving            Phillip Richardson, Warehouse        venue for the food collection. The        states that the USC voted to re-
      costumes and go door to door on
                                               them,” says Cotton. “Trick-or-Eat          Manager at the Saskatoon Food            MUB building was used last to hold        main unaligned in the CFS refer-
      Halloween to collect non-perishable
                                               is also a good way for students to         Bank, says the organization provides     the food but was overßowing before        endum when in fact they voted to
      food items and money for the Sas-
                                               give back to the community and in-         food for 12,000 people per month.        the night was done.                       support the Federation. The sheaf
      katoon Food Bank. Last Halloween,
                                               still that sense of global citizenship     Events like Trick-or-Eat are integral          see TONS OF FOOD A5                 apologizes for this error.
      Trick-or-Eat collected four tons of
                                               within them.                               to the operation of the Food Bank,

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      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005


      New Women’s Centre director wants
                                                                                                                                                                            U of S war on crime
                                                                                                                                                                            October 17 to 23, 2005

      better understanding of feminism                                                                                                                                      While traveling 14th St. on a mobile
                                                                                                                                                                            patrol of McEown Park, an ofÞcer
      Not a big fan of new the Metric Album                                                                                                                                 was ßagged down by two persons
                                                                                                                                                                            who had just had someone attempt
                                                                                                                                                                            to break into their house. The of-
                                                                                                                                                                            Þcer notiÞed City Police and then
                                                                                                                                                                            kept the suspect under observation
                                                                                                                                                                            under police arrived. Police were
                                                                                                                                                                            able to arrest the male and take him
                                                                                                                                                                            in for processing.

                                                                                                                                                                            A vehicle was damaged in Diefen-
                                                                                                                                                                            baker lot by culprit(s) smashing
                                                                                                                                                                            out the rear passenger window.
                                                                                                                                                                            A backpack was stolen. All items
                                                                                                                                                                            were recovered in the area except a

                                                                                                                                                                            A wallet and Discman were stolen
                                                                                                                                                                            from Browsers.

                                                                                                                                                                            A vending machine that was lo-
                                                                                                                                                                            cated outside of room 146 Arts was
                                                                                                                                                                            tipped over.
                                                                                                                                                              DREW LARSON
      SMILIN’ JENNY: Newly hired Women’s Centre Director Jen Kim puts on her ‘scary face’.
                                                                                                                                                                            A staff member entered a room
                  CRYSTAL CLARKE                                                         needed from a class setting.                                                       in Arts and interrupted a male at-

                                                TS: What is your deÞnition of                                                     TS: What is your greatest fear?           tempting to steal a computer. The
               ecently hired as the new         feminism?                                TS: How long have you been at the        JK: I would really hate to be thrown      male ran off, very sketchy descrip-
               Womenʼs Centre director,         JK: I think a lot of peopleʼs miscon-    U of S and what are you taking?          into a pit of snakes. You can psycho-     tion was given.
               Jen Kim knows her stuff.         ceptions about feminism are that         JK: This is my third year at the U of    analyze that all you want, but snakes
      Sheʼs been involved with the Centre       women are trying to take the power       S. I transferred from Capilano Col-      are really gross!                         Two vehicles were damaged in
      for nearly a year and has been active     from men and put women in places of      lege in North Vancouver. Iʼm major-                                                Dief lot on the weekend by culprit(s)
      in a plethora of other community          power. And for me, I guess that is an    ing in Sociology and doing a minor       TS: Any last words about this year        smashing a window. The only item
      groups. On her Þrst day of work,          important part of feminism because       in Womenʼs and Gender Studies.           at the Womenʼs Centre?                    stolen was a box of poker chips.
      the Sheaf sat down with Kim to talk       thatʼs the history of feminism, but I                                             JK: Iʼm really excited to be the new
      about her involvement in womenʼs          think that equity is just as important   TS: What do you do in your spare         director and I think it will be a good    Unknown culprit(s) damaged two
      issues and the direction she wants to     as equality and patriarchy affects ev-   time?                                    year.                                     Coke machines in Q Hall.
      take the Centre.                          eryone. Feminism is for the beneÞt       JK: I knit. I started a local “Stitch
                                                of all people, not just women.           ʻnʼ Bitch” group, which is a stitch-     The Womenʼs Centre is open Mon-           If you have information on any
      The Sheaf: How do you feel about                                                   ing group that encompasses knitting,     day to Friday 9:00 to 4:30. You can       crime listed here please contact
      your new job at the Womenʼs Cen-          TS: What was your involvement            crocheting, needlepoint, tatting, and    also contact Jen Kim at 966-6980 or       Campus Security @ 966-5555
      tre?                                      before you became the director?          any sort of needlework. We meet          email her at
      Jen Kim: I am very excited. I think       JK: I was an active volunteer; I         regularly every week to socialize and
      itʼll be a great year. Thereʼs lots go-   signed up for working shifts and         share our project ideas and patterns
      ing on, amazing volunteers. Itʼs great    all the necessary training that goes     and meet people. I like to go to local
      that Jen [Divall, former director] set    along with being a volunteer here.       music shows. I like to read and cook.
      everything up for me so that I can        I also facilitated a “Wisdom Work-       Iʼm really into cycling lately. Iʼve
      just come in and everything has al-       shop” on knitting last year. I vol-      been mountain biking lately… in the
      ready been planned for the year.          unteered at various events like the      “mountains” of Saskatchewan.
                                                Vagina Monologues. Iʼve been a
      TS: What are you hoping to bring          volunteer since January of this year.    TS: What is your favorite local
      to the Womenʼs Centre this year?                                                   music group right now?
      JK: I hope to increase awareness          TS: Why did you become a volun-          JK: Iʼll do three: Fury and the
      of the centre on campus and bring         teer?                                    Mouse, No Birds, and Carbon Dat-
      people who might not know about           JK: I became a volunteer because I       ing Service.
      the centre and its services to the cen-   always identiÞed as a feminist and
      tre. I really think there needs to be a   I really wanted to work within a         TS: What is in your CD player
      better understanding of feminism, so      feminist organization and meet like-     right now?
      thatʼs kind of what Iʼve been work-       minded people who have similar           JK: I last listened to the new Metric
      ing towards, not only to the centre       goals. Also, to be involved in the       album. The thing is that I was listen-
      and its volunteers, but the university    university community because I felt      ing to the new album, but I donʼt re-
      population in general.                    like I wasnʼt getting everything I       ally like it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          THE SHEAF
                                                                                                                                                                             THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005

      News Analysis

                                                                                                                Student Politics
       The Sheaf is a non-proÞt incorporated
       and student-body funded by way
       of a direct levy paid by all part and
                                                                                                                                                                             “Screw the administration.”
       full-time undergraduate students at
       the University of Saskatchewan (U                                                                                                                                        Future edition of the Sheaf
       of S). Membership in the Society
       is open to undergraduate students at
       the U of S, but all members of the U
                                                                                                                                                                                  Of course, once in awhile things
                                                                                                                                                                             reach a tipping point and the admin-
       of S community are encouraged to
       contribute to the newpaper.
       Opinions expressed in The Sheaf do not
                                                  How low can you go                                                                      Itʼs been a personal mission to
                                                                                                                                     include in every Sheaf at least one     istration canʼt help but get a little
       necessarily reßect those of The Sheaf
       Publishing Society Inc.
                                                  What does it take to offend the adminis-                                           critical or offensive comment about
                                                                                                                                     the administration by someone from           Last year, when Students Op-
       The Sheaf reserves the right to refuse
       to accept or print any material deemed
                                                  tration?                                                                           the university community. Yet, no       posed to Liberal-arts Decline
                                                                                                                                                                             (SOLD) received massive coverage
                                                                                                                                     response. Short of accusing the U
       unÞt for publication, as determined by                                                                                                                                not only in the Sheaf but other Sas-
       the Editor in Chief.                                JEREMY WARREN                    like to know whether these com-          of S senior executives of being high
                                                                                                                                                                             katoon media outlets, the adminis-

       The Sheaf is published weekly during                                                 ments are your own personal obser-       priests in the local Church of Satan,
       the academic year and monthly from              tʼs not every day Iʼm offended.                                               I donʼt know how to get a response      tration started to pay attention—but
       May ʻtil August.                                                                     vations or whether they are offered                                              not at Þrst.
                                                       In fact, one must really try hard,   as representative of the views of the    out of them.
                                                       perhaps even suspend strongly                                                       The Sheaf may be a lowly paper,        When Sheaf volunteer writers
       editorial policy                                                                     executive and the councilors of the                                              or editors would contact someone
        The Editor-in-Chief has the right to      held ethics and morals in order to do     USSU.                                    read only by the unwashed plebeians
       veto any submission deemed unÞt for        something that would see me gasp in                                                of the university known as students.    in the administration, starting with
       the Society newspaper. In determining      horror or make my cheeks ßush red.                                                 We may not be as inßuential as the      P-Mac and moving down the ladder,
       this he/she will decide if the article                                                   MacKinnon then requested an                                                  no one would return our calls. If we
       or artwork would be of interest to a       There isnʼt a dead baby joke or Jesus     opportunity to speak at a “forth-        mighty On Campus News. We do,
       signiÞcant portion of the society and      joke Iʼve heard that hasnʼt at least                                               however, pride ourselves on admin-      did actually get to hear a voice on
                                                                                            coming meeting of the USSU…to                                                    the other end of the phone it was to
       beneÞt the welfare of Sheaf readers.       made me smirk.                                                                     istration baiting. Hereʼs some ex-
       The Sheaf will not publish any racist,                                               respond to the comments.” It was                                                 say “no comment.”
                                                      Last University Student Coun-         agreed MacKinnon could speak and         cerpts from the Sheaf that have been
       sexist, homophobic, or libelous                                                                                                                                            After several stories with a ʻno
       material.                                  cil meeting, U of S president Peter       will be doing so later in November.      printed since the beginning of Sep-
                                                  MacKinnon sent an extremely of-                                                    tember; Iʼm hoping it gives a chance    commentʼ comment from the univer-
                                                                                                I suggest reading over these in-                                             sity or stories that including no com-
       board of directors                         fensive letter to councilors politely                                              for the administration to play catch
        Casey Murry, Jessie Buydens, Robin                                                  sulting comments one more time.                                                  ment at all, the Sheaf got a phone
                                                  rebuking USSU president Gavin             Horrible, is it not? This year, in the   up with their chastising responses:
       Mowat, Derek Turner, Blair Wooff,                                                                                                                                     call from the ofÞce of VP Academic
       Jaela Shockey, Martin Olszynski,           Gardiner for comments made at a           January 13 edition of the Sheaf, the
       Darren Bernhardt                           forum on U of S administration poli-                                               “We as students must call into ques-    Affairs Michael Atkinson asking to
                                                                                            exact same comment about “paying                                                 set up a meeting. He was apparently
                                                  cies. Reading this letter was shock-      less, getting less, and shutting up”     tion the legitimacy of any university
       general (306) 966.8688                     ing. I couldnʼt eat solids for several                                             decision next year to charge students   displeased with the one-sided cover-
       editorial (306) 966.8689                                                             was made, albeit by a professor, at                                              age of SOLD and misinformation
       production (306) 966.8668                  days and a sleeping disorder lead to      a similar forum. But the Sheaf didnʼt    money they are already receiving
       photography (306) 966.8688                 a horrendous pill problem. I was of-                                               from the provincial government. Any     circulating about tuition fees, the
                                                                                            get any fancy letters asking us to                                               corrosion of humanities departments
       advertising (306) 966.8687                 fended.                                                                            double increase would be in effect
       fax (306) 966.8699                                                                   host MacKinnon for a response. We                                                and university policies.
                                                      To fully understand where Iʼm         didnʼt get a response at all. In fact,   stealing from students.”
                                                  coming from, hereʼs an excerpt from                                                                                             Yes, I said, agreeing to a meet-
       Corp. #204724                                                                        weʼve been running similar com-
       GST Reg. #104824891                        the October 11 letter, addressed to                                                   Gavin Gardiner, Sept. 15             ing. Atkinson and myself met up in
                                                                                            ments by Gardiner, other USSU                                                    Browsers where he used a stern Þn-
       2nd Class Mailing Reg. #330336             Gardiner from President Mackin-           executives, professors and opinion                                               ger to forcefully point at me and the
                                                  non:                                      writers since my time as news editor     “The only reference I could Þnd [in
       The Sheaf is printed at                                                                                                                                               Sheaf he had in front of him while
       Transcontinental Printing Ltd.                                                       (and probably before).                   the foundational documents] to im-
       838 56th St. Saskatoon SK                  You are quoted on page 9, the Oc-                                                  proving the condition of the humani-    he laid out the problems and the of-
                                                                                                Where are our cordial letters, al-                                           fending statements in that particular
       Circulation this issue: 10 000             tober 7, 2005 edition of On Campus                                                 ties is there might be some extra
                                                                                            most too polite to take seriously, and                                           edition.
                    editor in chief               News as saying that the U of S is         our face time with P-Mac—the man         space in Kirk Hall and maybe the
                 WILL ROBBINS                     turning away from the Saskatch-                                                    Williamson building.”                        Several days later, a friend said
                                                                                            with the master plan, the man with                                               he wandered up to Browsers and
                     ewan focus of Walter Murray and           the building construction fetish that
                                                  that students are “supposed to pay                                                    Michael Hayden, Oct. 6               saw me sitting with this guy who
                                                                                            sucks up all the money from univer-                                              was obviously disappointed with
                    ad manager                    more, get less and shut up.” I would      sity coffers?                                                                    me. He wondered if this angry man
                 DON CHARABIN                                                                                                                        “The U of S again
                                                                                                                           seems to have mis-      was my father since it appeared he
                                                                                                                                                     taken itself for a      was grounding me for smoking ciga-
                business manager                                                                                                                     beast that needs        rettes behind the barn.
            SHANTELLE STADNYK                                                                                                                        new clothes, when            It took several issues of ʻone-
                                                                                                                                              sidedʼ coverage to awake Sleeping
                                                                                                                                                     what it clearly lacks
                                                                                                                                                     is enough bread on      Beauty, the magical kiss was putting
                 production manager                                                                                                                                          SOLD on the cover. Perhaps all it
                                                                                                                                                     the table.”
                 LIAM RICHARDS                                                                                                                                               takes to get the administrationʼs ear
                                                                                                                                                is a little pressure and a wet tongue.
                                                                                                                                                     Editorial, Oct. 20
                 photography editor
                 DREW LARSON

                   graphics editor
                 JOHN SHELLING

                      arts editor
                  FELICIA CHEN

                    news editor
                JEREMY WARREN

                   sports editor
              LAURA MCDONALD

                   public editor
              CHRISTINE OTSUKA

          Charles Hamilton*, Chris Morin*,
       Dave Bushnell*, Tyson McShane*, Cait
      Bens*, Chris Kuzma*, White Ninja, Brad
       Hayes, James Y. Zheng, Catlin Ward*,
         Danny Grummett*, Derek Turner*,
       Melissa Stogran, Jade Buchanan, Ashley
      Prociuk, Michelle Brock, Crystal Clarke*,
       Kristopher Schmaltz, Ross May, James
        Pepler*, Jade Bugera, Mike Horvath,
          Stacy Simpkins. Karen Polowick
         *denotes ratiÞed collective members
        **denotes spiritual leader of the Sheaf

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      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005


      How to protect yourself from
      sleazy landlords
              KRISOPHER SCHMALTZ               quired by most landlords and cannot The landlord cannot refuse to re-

                                               exceed the amount of one months pair something. You are however,
                side from gambling or par-
                                               rent. You can pay half of the deposit responsible for any damages caused
                tying, the best way to spend
                                               at the beginning of your tenancy, by you or your rowdy friends. So
                lots of money that you will
                                               and pay the rest during the next try to keep the mock ninja Þghting
      never see again is renting a place to
                                               two months. If you havenʼt left the scenes and knife throwing from get-
      live. Not only is renting very expen-
                                               place in a mess, damaged anything ting too out of hand. If your landlord
      sive, it is basically the investment
                                               or left any rent unpaid then your se- doesnʼt seem to care about the fact
      of your money into your landlordʼs
                                               curity deposit should be retuned to that you canʼt cook your macaroni
      mortgage. As students, most of us
                                               you. Your landlord has seven days and cheese because the stove is bro-
      Þnd ourselves in the position where
                                               excluding weekends and holidays ken, you can chose to do one of two
      renting is the only option we have.
                                               to either return your deposit minus things: You can try cooking it on the
      Renting can be a very complicated
                                               any undisputed portions (money you engine of your car, or you can phone
      process, and if youʼre not prepared
                                               have agreed to pay for damages), the Rentalsman and ask for an order
      for the kind of mistreatment that
                                               obtain your written consent to keep that tells the landlord to make the
      some landlords will try to throw at
                                               the security deposit, or apply to the repairs, or allow you to make the re-
      you, you may be in for some stress.
                                               Rentalsman to make a claim against pairs and deduct the cost from your
           Some landlords may try to take
                                               you.                                    rent.
      advantage of students because they
                                                    You can dis-                                         The main thing to
      donʼt usually know their rights.
                                               pute your land-        Know your rights                  remember when
      Therefore, the best advice anyone
                                               lords claim. After     More information can be found renting a place
      can give you is, know your rights.
                                               receiving      your    online at                         to live is that
      There are speciÞc regulations that
                                               copy of the land-                                        you have rights        REPRESENT: Marchers marched to end violence               KAREN POLOWICK
      guide what the landlord is compelled
                                               lordʼs claim you           and duties. Your       against women in this year’s Take Back the Night event on Oct 20
      to do and not do, as well as what the                           ca/provmediation/rentalsman/ landlord also has
                                               have seven days,
      renter can and cannot do.                                       default.shtml.
                                               excluding week-                                          rights and duties.
           When you do decide to move
                                               ends and holi-                     If both of you stay
      into an apartment it is your responsi-
                                               days, to dispute                                         inside the law you
      bility to make sure that the landlord
                                               it. It costs twenty                                      should be Þne. If
      doesnʼt cut any corners. Make sure
                                               dollars to appeal but it is worth it if you have any questions or concerns
      that you do a comprehensive walk
                                               you think you have a good case. If you should Þnd as much informa-
      through and record all of your obser-
                                               your landlord fails to give you your tion regarding your query. You can
      vations. A walk through is where you
                                               security deposit, but doesnʼt apply to email the OfÞce of the Rentalsman
      and the landlord observe the condi-
                                               the Rentalsman then you can apply and they will respond to your ques-
      tion of the apartment you will be
                                               for an ex parte order. This costs you tion. I am currently in the process of
      moving into. If there are any holes in
                                               nothing. If it is found that the land- moving into another apartment. My
      the walls, or broken appliances etc,
                                               lord has not given you your security landlord told me that I would be re-
      be sure to mark this down on a prop-
                                               deposit and has failed to apply for a sponsible for steam cleaning charges
      erty condition check list, and have it
                                               hearing within the seven day period, for the carpet. I emailed the Rent-
      signed by you and the landlord. You
                                               then the Rentalsman will take ac- alsman about this issue and got a
      should both keep a copy of this walk
                                               tion.                                   response within days. Donʼt let any-
      through. Property condition check-
                                                    The landlord is responsible for thing slide. If youʼre unsure, educate
      lists can be picked up from the Of-
                                               maintaining repairs on appliances yourself. Itʼs the only way to protect
      Þce of the Rentalsman.
                                               and power, water and gas services. yourself from crooked landlords.
           A security deposit will be re-

                                               than canned goods because the Food     Louisʼ will be held for volunteers
                    Tons of food               Bank can then buy the food they feel   and the ʻCollege Candy Cupʼ will be
                   CONTINUED FROM A2           they need the most.                    awarded to the college that collects
          This year the food will be stored        “People think they have to give    the most food.
      in Upper Place for transportation.       just food but money works as well,         If you are looking to volunteer
      Volunteers will canvas neighbor-         even the spare change from your        with Trick-or-Eat, sign up in the Arts
      hoods in groups after 5:30pm and         pocket. The Food Bank get better       Tunnel on Thursday or Friday be-
      will cover four or Þve blocks. Do-       deals on food than you or I would by   tween 10am and 2pm or stop by the
      nations of non-perishable food and       going to the store,” says Cotton.      USSU ofÞce during regular ofÞce
      money are accepted, but Cotton               Once the food is collect and       hours. Cotton can also be reached at
      says money can often help more           placed in Place Riel, a social at      966-2240.                                      Save 10%
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                                                                                                                                                                                                THE SHEAF
                                                                                                                                                                                   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005


      Campus Briefs
      U of S student Honoured by Cana-         tions to the province and Canadian
                                                                                        healthy children.
                                                                                            Research group leader Adam
                                                                                        Baxter-Jones, Lauren Sherar, and
                                                                                        Bob Mirwald presented their novel,
      dian Blood Services                      Blood Services. He comes from a          non-intrusive, inexpensive method
           Canadian Blood Services cel-        family of dedicated donors and has       of predicting the adult height of
      ebrated a U of S student for his con-    carried that tradition forward with      healthy children between the ages of
      tribution to Canadaʼs blood system       11 donations to date.                    eight and 16 in this monthʼs issue of
      at a ceremony in Ottawa on October           Canadian Blood Services is a na-     the Journal of Pediatrics.
      24, 2005. The event, Honouring our       tional, not-for-proÞt charitable orga-       To predict a childʼs adult height,
      Lifeblood, recognized donors, vol-       nization that manages the blood sup-     their age, height, sitting height and
      unteers, partners and sponsors from      ply in all provinces and territories     weight are entered into the groupʼs
      across Canada.                           outside of Quebec and oversees the       formula. A simple online tool for this
           Scott Wright was recognized         countryʼs Unrelated Bone Marrow          purpose is on the web at http://www.
      at the event for his contribution to     Donor Registry. Canadian Blood 
      helping Canadian Blood Services          Services operates 41 permanent col-      dex.php
      build a better blood system for Ca-      lection sites and more than 19,000           The prediction method is the Þrst
      nadians.                                 donor clinics annually.                  to take into account the childʼs stage
           Wright has balanced university          Residents of Saskatoon who are       of growth. Their formula is based
      life with volunteering for a number      interested in becoming donors or         on the height measurements of 224
      of organizations including Canadian      volunteers should contact Canadian       boys and 120 girls. Individuals were
      Blood Services in Saskatoon over         Blood Services at 1 888 2 DONATE         classiÞed as early, average or late
      the last Þve years. He works in the      (1-888-236-6283).                        maturers depending on the age they
      hospitality area, and also acts as a                                              reached their adolescent growth              HONOURED: Scott Wright receives his volunteer bling from SUBMITTED
      liaison between Canadian Blood           U of S Team Develops New Meth-           spurt or peak height velocity.               Canadian Blood Services
      Services and the U of S. He says he      od to Predict Adult Height in Chil-          The team sees an abundance of            advantage of the method for talent of any growth-limiting diseases.
      does it because he believes in doing     dren                                     real world applications for the pre-         identiÞcation in their athletes.       In addition, the U of S prediction
      what he can to build an equitable             Have you ever wondered how          diction method. Although Baxter-                 But the group cautions that to method has been developed and val-
      world.                                   tall your child is going to be? Uni-     Jones says curious parents will be           obtain a degree of accuracy, cor- idated on primarily Caucasian boys
           In April, Scott received the Sas-   versity of Saskatchewan kinesiology      the most likely to use the tool, as a        rect protocols of measuring sitting and girls. Future work will validate
      katchewan Centennial Leadership          researchers have developed a new         kinesiologist, he hopes coaches and          height, standing height and weight this method using data from other
      Award for his outstanding contribu-      method to predict the adult height of    other health professionals working           need to be followed. The study is ethnic populations.
                                                                                        with children will be able to take           also meant for healthy children, free
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      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005

                                                                                                           Halloween Special

      Three pumpkins,
      six people, one
      winner: three
      teams battle for
      pumpkin carving

                utside: howling wind,
                skin splitting rain and a
                night darker than Michael
      Jacksonʼs room during a sleepover;
      a cow from the nearby university
      barns pierces the night with a long,
      wailing moo.
          Inside: three teams competing
      Þercely for the right to be crowned
      Sheaf pumpkin carving Kings or
      Queens; orange innards are strewn
      about while several knives are heard      it to the end. Their USSU logo and
                                                                                          USSU   Huskies    Sheaf
      sliding in and out, in and out of thick   ʻtuition sucksʼ is also an end product
      vegetable skin.                           of worthiness.
          The team of Ashley Dutchak and             As this yearʼs host for the Under-
      Keri Leigh Porter from the Huskie         world pumpkin carving, the Sheaf
      Womenʼs Basketball team are the           produces two warriors to defend our
      Þrst to arrive and the Þrst to Þnish.     souls. Sports editor Laura MacDon-
      They choose a paw print with the          ald and Public Editor Christine Ot-
      word ʻHuskiesʼ on top. Itʼs a strong      suka rose to the challenge and their
      Þnish for two competitive other-          carving of Shaniqua the Cat, the
      worldly spirits.                          only carving with eyes and without
          Four USSU executives arrive           a slogan, put them in the running.
      to take the second pumpkin but two             With the pumpkins completed, a
      are lost during the battle and only       winner must be crowned. Go to the
      President Gavin Gardiner and VP  and vote for the pump-
      (External) Michael Kowalsky make          kin you deem most worthy.

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                                                                                                                                              THE SHEAF
                                                                                                                                 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005

      Cheap Costume Ideas - 2005 Edition                                                                                                                        Use
                              ROSS MAY                              cross-dressing boys.

      Anti-Halloween Activist                                           What youʼll need: Either dye your
           You could pretend to be a religious fundamental-         hair a bright colour or else buy a neon                                                               hhh.
      ist and warn people about the evils of a day where kids       wig. With makeup add crazy designs to                                                                 holid
      dress up, or you could be a dentist and warn children         your face like zigzags or stars. Wear the most                                                        paren
      about the evils of cavities and tooth decay. And just think   eighty-rifÞc clothing you can Þnd. Toy mi-                                                  called them h
      of the irony! You know that, umm, youʼre wearing a Hal-       crophones and instruments are also a good                                                   sweet reward
      loween costume but saying youʼre against Halloween.           idea. Finally, if youʼre going to be Jem then                                               resist. As a ch
      Heh…                                                          you need star-shaped earrings.                                                              given away at
           What youʼll need: A shirt with an X or a “no” sign           How to be in character: Say the following (in                                           to handle – FR
      over a jack-o-lantern would work. Come to think of it,        no particular order): “Showtime, Cinergy!” “Donʼt                                           course there h
      so would the Ghostbustersʼ logo, but people might not         call the cops. Weʼll beat them at the next battle of                                        for your boun
      catch onto the subtlety there. Your best bet is to photo-     the bands!” “Oh, Rio.” and “Outrageous!”                                                    neighborhood
      copy some ßyers that detail your made-up objections to                                                                                                     a dragon!
      Halloween and then hand them out. Have the ßyers say          Clark Kent/Superman                                                                          Going house
      things like: “Evidence shows a direct correlation between          Dressing up as superheroes is a standard and fun idea                                   Now there a
      Halloween night and an increase in vandalism.” “Razor         for Halloween. The unfortunate thing is that pretty much                                     accumulating
      blades are in the apples your children get at Halloween!      all superhero costumes suck. I mean honestly, Superman                                       the patrons o
      Does anyone still give out apples on Halloween?” and          is supposed to wear red boots, not red leggings that are                                      before handi
      “Did you know Halloween is the devilʼs birthday?”             obviously attached to the rest of his outÞt. And what                                               is eas
           How to be in character: Pass out your pamphlets and      good are leggings if you need to wear real shoes over
      tell them to tell their friends. You can also tell them to    top of them anyway? If you go for this iconic “changing
      save their souls and/or gums.                                 moment” instead you can get the look right. Oh yeah,
                                                                    and this all works for a Linda Lee/Supergirl costume
      Warrior                                                       as well. I mean duh!
           If you realize at the last minute that youʼll be ex-          What youʼll need: Ideally you should have
      pected to have a half-decent costume for Halloween then       glasses, a suit, and a Superman shirt under-
      hurry on down to a dollar store and become a warrior of       neath. Even if you donʼt have everything
      some description.                                             to make it look authentic you could
           What youʼll need: Start with a plastic sword from a      probably get away with just a buttoned
      dollar store and work from there. If itʼs sort of medieval    shirt. If you also lack a Superman shirt
      then pick up a shield as well or else make one out of         then use a substitute logo. If you have
      cardboard and then youʼre a knight. If it looks Oriental      a John Deere shirt, then I guess this
      then wear a bathrobe and youʼre a samurai, or dress in        looks like a job for John Deere-
      black and wear a ski mask and youʼre a ninja. Pirates,        man!
      Arabian knights, Vikings, the list goes on!                   How to be in character: I donʼt
           How to be in character: Attack people with your          think there is any way to be in
      crummy plastic sword, I guess.                                character for this costume, see-
      Witch/Wizard pretending to be a Muggle                        ing as how Clark Kent would
           I could give you tired old advice like “dress up as a    never let his secret identity
      witch…” I could also tell you to be some random Harry         out. No way.
      Potter character, but then youʼll be competing for best
      costume with twelve year olds. If youʼre a real Harry
      Potter fan then how about this – dress up like a witch or     The Invisible Man
      wizard would when they pretend to be muggles! And if              This isnʼt a cos-
      you donʼt know what Iʼm talking about, well then youʼre       tume idea so much as
      a muggle.                                                     a challenge. I just want
           What youʼll need: Just Þnd clothes that clash. Bright    to know how a person
      vests, suspenders, and striped pants are just some sug-       would attempt this!
      gestions. Get a small stick and hide it up your sleeve            What youʼll need:
      most of the time to act as your wand.                         OK, so you can wear a
           How to be in character: Ask what rubber ducks are        trench coat, bandages, and
      for. Tell people youʼre into cars but have a hard time get-   sunglasses to get that “invis-
      ting them to land safely. You know, very typical mugg…        ible man in disguise” look, but I
      I mean just typical conversation topics.                      honestly want to see how someone
                                                                    would just pull off being the invisible
      Jem and the Holograms                                         man. Would it involve mirrors? Nudity?
          Glamour, glitter, fashion, fame… this is what eight-      You tell me!
      iesʼ cartoon show Jem was all about. This idea should             How to be in character: Didnʼt the invis-
      be great fun for a group of girls, and even more fun for      ible man kill people? Go ahead and do that – af-
                                                                    ter all, nobody can see you do it.

                                                                                                                                    Behind the gore
                  Gambling.                                                                                                      Getting intimate with the Swinelo

                                                                                                                                          n Wednesday the 26th of Octo
                  Is it affecting your priorities?                                                                                        Sheaf volunteer writer Wolfgang
                                                                                                                                          Casablancas sat down with cover
                                                                                                                                 “Swinelorck” to talk about the swine Þend
                                                                                                                                 hind the legend. Wolfgang was recording
                                                                                                                                 interview and has since disappeared. The
                                                                                                                                 was recovered in a puddle of blood on a ne
                                                                                                                                 Þeld. This is the transcription of the intervie

                                                                                                                                 W.S.C.: The Sheaf is lucky enough to get
                                                                                                                                 chance to catch up with the “Swinelorck”
                                                                                                                                 was nice enough to Þt us into his busy sched
                                                                                                                                 Thank you so much mister “Swinelorck.”
                                                                                                                                 S.L.: No diggity.
                                                                                                                                 Frist off what have you been up to for the
                                                                                                                                 27 years?
                                                                                                                                 S.L. I been working a lot, you know keep

                 1-800-306-6789                                                                                                  Why the comeback? And why now?
                                                                                                                                 S.L.You know I donʼt really consider th
                                                                                                                                 comeback. Iʼve been around for years.
                    PROBLEM GAMBLING HELP LINE
                                                                                                                                 Whatʼs next for you?
                                                                                                                                 S.L.Well, Iʼm doing the whole tour thing r
                                                                 Healthy People.                                                 now. Trying to take on projects that are app
                                                             A Healthy Province.                                                 ing to me.
                                                                                                                                 Whatʼs your favorite ice cream ßavo…

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          THE SHEAF
          THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005

 my Tricks to get more Treats                                                                         say with a whimper that the other bag is for your sick
                                                                                                      brother in the hospital who canʼt go Halloweening.
                                                                                                      Success! Their hearts are melted and your candy
                                                                                                                                                                 that glorious candy inside, just waiting to be found.
                                                                                                                                                                 If my friends and I saw a house with the ʻlights out
                                                                                                                                                                 effectʼ we would assume it was a spooky haunted
  JAMES PEPLER                            Tinkerbell Tammy to say “Look gimme the candy or            coffers are Þlling faster. Stealing candy from smaller     house that was dying to be explored. If the doors
                                          else Iʼll tell my parents you made sexual advances          kids is out of the question! There is an unspoken          were locked we would just use our debit cards to
..Halloween, possibly my favorite                                                                     bond among Halloweeners. They work hard for the            jimmy the window open or buy a big cinder block to
day of this Þscal year. When my           towards me. I know what the word pedophile means
                                          and I know where you live so do the right thing, just       candy so you better treat them right! Instead use          throw through it. With pillowcases in hand weʼd go
nts Þrst told me about this holiday I                                                                 this tactic to your advantage. Quickly go home, get        through the house Þnding and taking all the hidden
ell-bound pagans, then I heard of the     gimme the candy.” Yeah, that felt good. Wiped the
                                          smug look right off the faces of those sick song-           a new bag, a bottle of water for fake tears, and rip       candy, or as the police later described it as “jewelry”
s that followed and was powerless to                                                                  your costume a bit to signify a struggle, now go back      and “boxes of tampons”. In the same respect, if
hild the thought of free candy being      seeking freaks didnʼt it?
                                          You must avoid the houses that give away bad candy          to all the old houses complaining that your stash          someone answers the door and claims that theyʼre
t every house was almost too much                                                                     was shanghaied by a pack of lowly sweet-toothed            out of candy, just scream “Bullshit” and ask to see
REE FUCKING CANDY!!! But, of              such as peanuts, popcorn, plain apples without
                                          razors, or even those toffee things rapped in orange        hooligans.                                                 what they have in the pantry. Failing that, ask for a
had to be a catch, you had to work                                                                    While trick or treating, quality and quantity are both     couple of bucks for having to get all dolled up and
nty, sometimes clocking in miles of       and black that always made me gag. This is where
                                          the trick or treating community must formulate a            important. If you Þnd a house that gives out full size     make the long trek out there.
d just to have a treasure trove Þt for                                                                chocolate bars, big bags of chips, or crack cocaine,       If Iʼve learnt anything from my magic mushroom
                                          plan and have distinguishable markers to place on
                                          the lawn of each shitty candy house so that other           mark the house off on a notepad and come back              hallucination of the Disney ghosts of Halloween
e to house became part of the fun.                                                                    several times in different face obscuring outÞts for       past, present, and future itʼs that the homeless are to
are some snags in the whole candy         halloweeners can easily avoid it. And if you dare
                                          give out dental accessories youʼre practically asking       repeated Þxes.                                             be hated and that youʼre never too old to go trick or
 g process. First, what do you do if                                                                  Remember all the houses that turned their lights           treating! So go out and contribute to the great candy
of a house ask you to sing for them       for a pumpkin curb stomping.
                                          Put the ʻtrickʼ back in trick or treat to really increase   off so that they didnʼt have to give out anything?         consumption craze that is the essence of Halloween!
 ing over the precious loot? This one                                                                 What lame assholes! News-ßash dickheads, kids
  y, just teach little Pirate Peter and   your candy volume. Carry two bags of candy and
                                                                                                      arenʼt stupid, they know that youʼre hoarding all

                                          I have never seen so many corsets in my life
                                                              CAIT MOONEY                             and discovered that there was not only a screening         know when to use your props. I spoke with the man-

                                                    alloween night is always a difÞcult time to       of Rocky Horror on Halloween, but it was intended          ager of the Broadway Theatre, and she spoke ill of
                                                    select what youʼre going to be doing for          for costumes and debauchery.                               foolish attendees who didnʼt know when to yell and
                                                    the evening. New Yearʼs is obviously the              Last year was my virgin year of the Broadway           when to quietly enjoy the movie. She remarked that
                                          most stressful holiday when it comes to last-minute         screening, and I must say, it was a little surprising.     in recent years “it just dissolves into yelling. It be-
                                          plans, but Halloween is a close second. Especial-           The friend that I went with was quite prepared, so         comes a total gong-show if nobody is paying atten-
                                          ly when everybody gets confused about when you              she compensated for my ineptitude by bringing extra        tion to the cues”. She also felt the need to mention
                                          should actually celebrate it, on the calendar Hallow-       props for me. That was my preliminary token of ad-         that there is no point in trying to smuggle in alco-
                                          een date or the closest Saturday night. The latter of       vice; take a bag with you full of your props if youʼre     hol, as they do a shake-down of everyone squeezing
                                          which, my room-mate refers to in a disgusted tone           going to a party beforehand.                               through the door.
                                          as “Fake-Halloween”. However, you need not stress               First off, you would be well advised to dress up           I will admit that although I was excited to see
                                          any more. On Saturday night, the Broadway The-              for the RHPS screening. I arrived in my Greek god-         the movie, I was also mildly horriÞed by the scene
                                          atre will be presenting its yearly screening of cult        dess costume, and needless to say, felt a little out of    in the theatre: being a little hung-over from the night
                                          favorite The Rocky Horror Picture Show.                     place as a direct result. It just seemed like the people   before and walking into a bubbling mass of trans-
                                              I remember my Þrst time watching it in grade            who put effort into recreating the RHPS costumes           vestites and girls in lingerie and sparkly hats was
                                          eight; it was late one Halloween night, and we sat          enjoyed the show that much more. Itʼs not like the         a bit overwhelming, but it happens once a year and
                                          transÞxed in front of the TV in my friendʼs base-           theatre wonʼt allow you in, but if you want to get into    you had best enjoy it while you can. By the end of
                                          ment, checking over our shoulders for the foot-steps        the spirit of things, it would be wise to put together     the movie, people are invited to dance onstage, and
                                          of her mother in fear that we would be caught watch-        an impressively slutty little costume in advance.          the entire crowd goes nuts.
                                          ing this mysterious and possibly illicit Þlm. After         Thereʼs a fun onstage costume judging prior to the             Whether you havenʼt attended a screening of the
                                          that, my friends and I pursued watching the movie           movie, and last year the Universityʼs own Henry            RHPS, or whether youʼre a veteran to the screening,
                                          on an annual basis, never realizing that this was a         Wolf gave a speech before the movie and served as          come join the Broadway in what is undoubtedly one
                                          tradition long-held in theatres across the country.         the costume judge.                                         of the most exciting Halloween traditions that Sas-
                                          So imagine my delight when I moved to Saskatoon                 Also, be prepared. By reading this article, youʼre     katoon has to offer. Make sure you get your tickets
                                                                                                      half way there. Be familiar with the list of cues and      early, they sell out fast.

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      B-ball Shoot out
                 LAURA MCDONALD
                                             points and seven rebounds for the
                                                                                       group, and I am extremely proud of
                                                                                       how they played together tonight.”
                                                                                           James Hudson hit a three with
                                                                                       14.5 seconds left in the game to pull

                                                                                       the Bears to within two points of the
                                             Huskies, and Rob Lovelace added           Huskies. The Bears had a chance to
               he U of S Menʼs Basketball
                                             14 points to the Huskies score.           tie at the buzzer, but fell short with
               team hosted the Huskie-
                                                 But have no fear, the Huskies         their two tip-in attempts.
      Shoot-out Octo-
                                             had nothing to lose as they went              Kyle Grant had 20 points and
      ber 20-22. Alberta and Victoria both
                                             against the U of A Golden Bears on        six rebounds to lead the Dogs, while
      came away with victories on Thurs-
                                             Friday night. The Huskies trailed         Kevin Langdon Þnished with 17
      day night, with the Golden Bears
                                             by as much as 17 in the second half,      points and Þve boards. Spagrud
      holding off the Concordia Stingers
                                             but made a comeback to stun the           had 13 points and six rebounds, and
      94-86, while Victoria beat the Hus-
                                             Bears with a 70-68 victory and earn       freshman Rejean Chabot contributed
      kies 69-57.
                                             a standing ovation from the Huskie        11 points off the bench.
          The Vikes got off to a quick
                                             fans.                                         Saskatchewan shot 49.1%, in-
      start, taking an 8-0 lead. Andrew
                                                 “This was a huge character win        cluding 63.3% in the second half
      Spagrud Þnally got the Huskies on
                                             by our team,” says Head Coach Greg        from the ßoor, for the game. The
      the board with a jumper, and Trent
                                             Jockims. “We were struggling on           Huskies held Alberta to 33.3% shoot-
      Folk gave the Huskies a 17-15 lead
                                             offense in the Þrst half and werenʼt      ing in the second half and 40.0% for
      with 10:30 remaining on the clock
                                             getting any breaks, and we had two        the game. They also forced Alberta
      with a nice move in the post. The
                                             starters on the bench in street clothes   into 11 second half turnovers, while
      score remained close the rest of the
                                             because of injury. But to keep bat-       only committing Þve themselves.
      Þrst half, and Victoria took a 32-30
                                             tling the way we did, when things             The Bears enjoyed a massive
      lead into the break.
                                             could have easily gone the other          advantage on the boards and at the
          The Vikes would not relinquish
                                             way, shows how much character             line, out-rebounding the Huskies 37-
      the lead in the second half. They
                                             these guys have. They are a tough         30. The Bears also hit 25 of 33 free
      stayed ahead between four and nine
      points the Þrst Þfteen minutes of                                                     throws, while the Huskies hit
      the second period, until a dunk by                                                    only 11 of 22.
      freshman Jacob Doerksen gave                                                                The Victoria Vikes cap-
      the Vikes an 11-point lead with                                                       tured a win against Alberta to
      just over Þve minutes to play.                                                        triumph over the tournament                            JAMES Y.ZHEN
          Spagrud Þnished with 13                                                           with their perfect 3-0 record.

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       Home closer blows
                   JOHN SHELLING                goal, scored by Amy Baldwin, all

                                                before the Þrst half was Þnished.
                his past weekend, in the last
                                                    In the second half the Huskies
                two home games of the sea-
                                                grew frustrated as Baldwin put her
                son, the Huskies couldnʼt do
                                                second goal of the game past Hus-
      much to improve their record, which
                                                kies goalie Becky Baker in the
      fell to 4-7-4. Playing UBC on Satur-
                                                eightieth minute. Huskies defender
      day and Trinity Western on Sunday,
                                                Adrienne Stinson and striker Andrea
      the Huskies were outscored 3-1 in
                                                Sametz each drew yellow cards, but
      both games combined, and will go
                                                they had nowhere near the effect as
      into their last game next Saturday
                                                the previous two for the opposing
      against Manitoba.
                                                team. With the win, UBC clinched a
           Saturdayʼs game was a colourful
                                                berth in the playoffs.
      one at PotashCorp Park. Our Hus-
                                                    On Sunday the Huskies duked
      kies battled the number one ranked
                                                it out with the Trinity Western Uni-
      UBC Thunderbirds in a game that
                                                versity Spartans. The game was all
      saw four yellow cards and one red
                                                about the force of nature as the gusts
      card. If the Huskies had only been
                                                howled in favour of both teams, end-
      playing Texas Holdʼem, they might
                                                ing in a 1-1 tie. The Þrst half saw
      have come out with all the chips. In-
                                                the wind get an assist on the Hus-
      stead, the two yellow cards dealt to
                                                kiesʼ only goal when rookie Kristy                                                                                                                     JAMES Y.ZHEN
      UBCʼs Danielle Tabo resulted in her
                                                Husulak blew a shot by the Spartans
      ejection from the game and provided                                                tum. The Spartans evened the score        other, as the ball was pulled down-          The Huskiesʼ last game will see
                                                keeper from 25 yards out.
      the motiva-                                                                        at one apiece as defender Brittany        Þeld as if caught in a tractor-beam.     three of their Þfth-year players wear
      tion that the                                                                      Heinrich breezed one into the back        After the Þrst half, the shots were      the green and white for the last time
                                                                        as the teams
      Thunder-                                                                           of the net. The shots on goal may be      12-2 in favour of the Huskies. The       as Becky Baker, Chelsea Ratzlaff,
      birds needed                                                                       the best characterizer of a game that     second half shots were 8-3 in favour     and Jenine Stangier graduate from
                                                                        sides, so did
      to bag the                                                                         saw one team dominate, then the           of the Spartans.                         the Huskies.
                                                                        the momen-

      Old woundsDANNY GRUMMETT                  learning to drive standard, and could
                                                                                         of the ball, and have some time left
                                                                                         on the clock, then thatʼs all you can
                                                                                         ask for. The good teams will get it
                                                                                                                                   Roughriders now have no chance of
                                                                                                                                   hosting a playoff game for the Þrst
                                                                                                                                   time since 1988, and they still have
                                                                                                                                   not clinched a playoff spot and they
                                                                                                                                                                            what you would think is a must win
                                                                                                                                                                            game for them, against the CFLʼs
                                                                                                                                                                            worst team the Hamilton Tigercats
                                                                                                                                                                            who was starting nine rookies, in-
                                                                                              The Riders have been in that po-     wonʼt…in the West Division that is.      cluding the quarterback.

                                                not start up again.                      sition several times this year, and al-       Under the CFLʼs crossover rule,          So it looks like Saskatchewan
              hey never make it easy on us
                                                    Saskatchewan sat on the lead,        ways been unable to engineer a late       the Roughriders can make the play-       will be headed through the East after
              do they? After taking a 21
                                                and the point margin became smaller      comeback drive. Letʼs all just hope       offs through the East, and play in       all. All is well right? Actually, the
              to 6 lead in at halftime, the
                                                and smaller until eventually Calgary     that star receiver Matt Dominguez         the Eastern semiÞnal, likely against     playoff future for the Roughriders is
      Roughriders came out of the locker
                                                was leading and, well, you know the      and quarterback Marcus Crandell           the Montreal Alouettes. Thereʼs bad      looking a bit dim. Looking at past
      room ßatter than a two by four. The
                                                rest. However, they did have the         have a loving pass and catch rela-        news and good news here.                 playoff histories, the East has not
      raucous, sold out crowd, one intent
                                                chance to win, like the endings to       tionship when he returns from injury          Bad news: Mathematically, the        been kind to teams squeaking in the
      on Saskatchewan pummeling former
                                                most of their games this season.         (expected to be November 5 against        Roughriders could still actually miss    playoffs from the West. In fact, no
      defect quarterback Henry Burris, had
                                                    Head Coach Danny Barrett has         B.C.).                                    the playoffs. If the Ottawa Ren-         team that has used the crossover rule
      nothing to cheer for after that point.
                                                been vocal in saying that if youʼre           Some fans might be bitter at the     egades defeat Toronto, and Mon-          has ever made it past the SemiÞnal.
      The offense stalled like a 16 year old
                                                within one score, have possession        fact the Roughriders didnʼt shove a       treal, in their Þnal two games, and      Couple that with the fact that they
                                                                                                       loss between the teeth      Saskatchewan loses their November        might play the Montreal Alouettes
                                                                                                       of smilinʼ Hank Burris,     5 game to B.C., the two teams would      (who they did not beat this year), in
                                                                                                       but there were more         technically be tied with records of      Montreal, a place where Rider fans
                                                                                                       important things at         8-10. Since Ottawa beat Saskatch-        know their team hasnʼt experienced
                                                                                                       stake than embarrass-       ewan both times earlier this season,     much success.
                                                                                                       ing a former quarter-       they would win the tiebreaker and            Suddenly, the chances of a Grey
                                                                                                       back.                       Saskatchewan would miss the play-        Cup appearance for the Saskatche-
                                                                                                             As of this past       offs for the Þrst time since 2001.       wan Roughriders looks almost uglier
                                                                                                       Sundayʼs 29-21 loss to          Good news: Ottawa is not good        than missing an 18 yard Þeld goal in
                                                                                                       the Calgary Stamped-        enough to win one of their last two      overtime of the Western Final. Sor-
                                                                                                       ers, the Saskatchewan       games, let alone both. They just lost,   ry for opening up old wounds fans.

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                                                                                                   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2005

                                                                                             Have New Orleans cops

                               PINION    &                                                   gone crazy?

                                                                                             Biphobia: a hidden

                                 IDEAS                                                       prejudice

                                                                theSheaf Editorial
                                                            Will Robbins                                  Christine Otsuka
                                                           Editor in Chief                                 Public Editor
                                             The Sheaf Publishing Society is a non-proÞt, autonomous, incorporated body funded by way of a
                                                   direct levy paid by all part-time and full-time undergraduate students at the U of S.

                                             Muddling politics with process
                                             1.01 The Code of Ethics is a set of guide-      representing students concerns on issues
                                             lines that are a standard of good behav-        that are far more wide reaching than the
                                             iour for Members of University Studentsʼ        recent referendum.
                                             Council (USC) and members of the                     Whatever one thinks about the deci-
                                             boards and committees associated with           sion to actively endorse the CFS by the
                                             USC. Through the commitment to these            executive and the USC, the fact remains
                                             principles, USC and its boards and com-         that VP Cole actively participated in those
                                             mittees are able to operate ethically and       decisions and in the procedure by which
                                             with integrity.                                 they were arrived at. His seemingly ca-
                                                                                             sual dismissal of the USSU and USC mo-
                                             1.02 The Code shall apply to:                   tions surely do nothing to inspire trust and
                                             (i) All Members of USC, including the           conÞdence in his reliability or in his word,
                                             Chair pro tem;                                  and given the nature of his job and the
                                             (ii) All Members of the Executive Com-          necessarily close interaction he must have
                                             mittee                                          with his fellow executive members, this
                                                                                             ought to be problematic for any student
                                             2.01 Decorum                                    who wishes their representative to be as
                                             (v) All Members should always abide by          effective as possible.
                                             majority decisions of University Student             Further, while in this case the USSU
                                             Council, or of the board or committee to        has the procedural ability (as overseer
                                             which they belong, once those decisions         of the election process) to limit in some
                                             are made.                                       ways the damage to the organization that
                                                                                             Coleʼs ethics violation presents, there are
                                             While many an accusation of impropriety         many other instances where this is simply
                                             has been thrown back and forth in the af-       not the case and normalizing this practice
                                             termath of the CFS referendum here at the       by not disciplining Cole could have seri-
                                             U of S, from allegations of illegal money       ous consequences. Where the USSU has
                                             being paid to campaigners to rumored vi-        no procedural power (such as within the
                                             olations of overspending campaign limits,       provincial Legislature at even at the level
                                             no one has as of yet addressed one of the       of university administration) the kind of
                                             more serious breaches of democratic con-        public voice they are able to maintain is
                                             duct during the referendum, namely, the         crucial to their success in advocating ef-
                                             actions of VP Academic Evan Cole in his         fectively on students behalf. To have an
                                             role as a ʻnoʼ campaigner.                      executive member who actively contra-
                                                  Prior to the campaign period, both the     dicts the message of the president (on
                                             executive of the USSU and the USC voted         tuition fees for example) would severely
                                             on motions that explicitly voiced their sup-    undermine the effectiveness of the USSU
                                             port for the CFS in the upcoming referen-       in its lobbying capacity. This type of be-
                                             dum. In both cases, VP Cole expressed his       haviour has serious repercussions for stu-
                                             disappointment and registered his ofÞcial       dents, the same students that Cole is being
                                             objection with the endorsement. Further         paid to represent.
                                             than simply disagreeing publicly with a              It should be noted that such a com-
                                             majority vote decision in which he partici-     plaint about the ethical breach on the
                                             pated, Cole went on to actively spearhead       part of VP Cole is in no way related to
                                             one of the ʻnoʼ campaigns, speaking out at      the manner in which he campaigned for
                                             forums and campaigning throughout the           the ʻnoʼ side. When he misspoke about
                                             referendum period.                              several facts pertaining to the referendum
                                                  While there seems to be little doubt       at the forums, he stood up and retracted
                                             that VP Cole genuinely believed he had          his incorrect statements. His conduct was
                                             students best interests at heart in his deci-   by all accounts professional, beÞtting his
                                             sion to mount a ʻnoʼ campaign, he none-         position as a student representative and
                                             theless clearly violated the USSU code of       lending credence to the claim that he was
                                             ethics section 2.01 (see above).                genuinely concerned about students when
                                                  This section of the ethics code com-       he decided to oppose membership in the
                                             mon among the vast majority of elected          CFS. However, his actions still constitute
                                             bodies, and it is there for good reason. By     a serious undercutting of the democratic
                                             participating in the democratic process,        principles of the USSU and its practical
                                             one incurs an obligation to abide by the        effectiveness as a student advocacy or-
                                             decision of the majority, since oneʼs par-      ganization. Simply put, he is in breach
                                             ticipation constitutes a form of consent to     of a Code of Ethics that he has agreed to
                                             the process of Þnding results through the       abide by, and has damaged the ability of
                                             means of majority rule. Failure to abide        the USSU to speak for students effectively
                                             by decisions that do not go the way one         and to work cohesively by ignoring this
                                             wishes they should, as VP Cole did, is          bylaw.
                                             tantamount to dismissing the validity of             If it is open to members in a democrat-
                                             the current framework of governance. In         ic society to decide that their particular
                                             the abstract, it is a dangerous undermining     political position is important enough to
                                             of the idea of democratic governance that       trump their previous consent to the peace-
                                             can often lead back into the active use of      ful resolution process of equal weight
                                             violence to adjudicate political disagree-      voting, they will soon Þnd themselves
                                             ments. In the practical application here at     without a democratic process at all. In the
                                             the U of S, it undermines the USSUʼs abil-      long run, process remains a trump card
                                             ity to effectively do their collective job of   worth valuing.

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      Trick-or-Treating: Should                                                         candy? I could just stay home with
                                                                                        my beer and eat whatever my mom
                                                                                                                                girls show up at your front door and
                                                                                                                                ask for candy? I am a university stu-
                                                                                                                                                                             and a Princess come up and say,
                                                                                                                                                                             “Trick or treat.” What a riot. Then
      there be an age limit?                                                            cooks for me because I live in her
                                                                                                                                dent; if I had some candy, I would
                                                                                                                                eat it.
                                                                                                                                                                             a university student dressed up like
                                                                                                                                                                             Lorne Calvert arrives and promises
      Someone needs                             We need an age limit, even if itʼs          Now, youʼre probably think-
                                                                                        ing I went and contradicted myself
                                                                                                                                     Last year I had an adult who
                                                                                                                                was escorting a child show up at my
                                                                                                                                                                             to reduce your tuition fees. I know
                                                                                                                                                                             who Iʼd be laughing at.
      to hand out                               65.
                                                    One might argue university stu-     because I said everyone would be        house to get some candy. He had                   I would like to know at what

      candy                                     dents need food and trick-or-treat-
                                                ing could provide them with a few
                                                                                        trick-or-treating so there would be
                                                                                        no one to give candy to orphans.
                                                                                                                                Barbies duct-taped to a black bath
                                                                                                                                robe. He was a babe magnet. De-
                                                                                                                                                                             point one becomes too old for trick-
                                                                                                                                                                             or-treating? In my opinion, if a
                                                meals. However, I donʼt think that is   Then I said I would rather just stay    spite the fact he was a little creepy, I     grandpa can make it up and down
                                                going to be enough incentive to get     home on Halloween; so theoreti-         gave him a lot of candy. As for his          the block to score some candy he
                                                people out. This year, Halloween        cally I could hand out candy to the     little kid who was dressed up like           should go ahead and do it. I know
                               JADE BUCHANAN    landed on a Monday, so letʼs assume     orphans. Unfortunately for them, I      Shrek? She got those gross little            this proposes the problem of who
                                                weʼll all be drunk. As I learned this   hate orphans.                           corn-shaped candies.                         will stay at home to actually hand
                                                                                            If we donʼt have an age limit,           Donʼt get me wrong, I donʼt hate        out the candy. But letʼs be honest,

                                                summer, people donʼt like it when
               OO! Haha, shucks, hope           you show up drunk at their homes,       Halloween is going to be ruined for     Halloween. I think it is a fun holi-         itʼs the age of technology. We could
               I didnʼt scare you there. I      dressed as a bumblebee, carrying a      the poor children. All we need is       day. I just feel a little more creativ-      have robots to do that for us.
               guess youʼre wondering           big sack and asking for candy.          one little bylaw to keep adults where   ity would make everyone a lot more                Ok, I might be getting carried
      why I think there needs to be an age          Plus, the cops are usually out on   they belong on Halloween: handing       generous. Besides eating crayons or          away, particularly in the part with
      limit on trick-or-treating.               Halloween, and I donʼt need another     out candy. Please donʼt ruin Hal-       picking their noses, I just donʼt think      the robots. But when it comes down
          First off, letʼs think of the chil-   ticket for open alcohol in public or    loween: support an age limit for        kids have this type of creativity.           to it, there is no reason it should be
      dren here. If anyone is allowed to        indecent exposure, so letʼs assume      trick-or-treating.                           On this reasoning I propose the         socially unacceptable for people of
                                                                                                                                socially constructed “age limit” for         all ages to enjoy the holiday. In fact,
      go trick-or-treating, who is going to
      stay home and hand out the candy?
                                                weʼll have to leave the booze at
                                                home. That leaves candy as the only
                                                                                        No way Jose                             trick-or-treating be removed. Fur-           denying people this right just makes
      Poor orphans will be left in the street   incentive.                                                                      thermore, I would encourage uni-             growing up suck a little more. So
      without candy. If you donʼt think             Not that I donʼt like Tootsie                                               versity students to dress up and go          this year, use your head. It is the one
      there should be an age limit, you ob-     Rolls, ʻfun sizedʼ chocolate bars,                                              trick-or-treating. They surely would         night a year you can harass people
      viously hate orphans.                     and that one old guy who always                                                 make Halloween more enjoyable for            at all hours of the evening and they
          Second, little kids donʼt need to     throws a handful of bulk peanuts                        ASHLEY PROCIUK          the adults forced to sit and hand out        will give you free candy. We are in

      see senior citizens dressed up as Ava     and smarties in your pillow case                                                candy all night to avoid vandalism           university, damn it; reasoning a for-
      Gardner and Buddy Holly, schlep-                                                          nd what are you sweet-          to their property.                           ty-year-old woman out of her “fun
                                                and totally ruins it! But why would
      ping down the street with trick-or-                                                       heart? A ghost? Thatʼs               Picture it like this. You sit at your   sized” chocolate bars should not be
                                                I spend three hours walking around
      treat bags strapped to their walkers.                                                     nice.” How sick are you         front door, you have three Batmans           an issue.
                                                in the cold in order to get some free
                                                                                        of having a thousand little boys and

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      Crazy cops or just a few                                                                                                   protect and serve.
                                                                                                                                      When placed within the context
                                                                                                                                 of the lawless state New Orleans has
                                                                                                                                                                            case is a fractured cheekbone and the
                                                                                                                                                                            possibility of eye surgery. Perhaps
                                                                                                                                                                            asking every cop to do his job pro-

      bad apples?
                                                                                                                                 recently seen, it is rational to believe   fessionally is asking too much when
                                                                                                                                 these fears may be heightened. Does        they often exist in a violent world
                                                                                                                                 this justify beating an old man while      the rest of us can ignore, but I donʼt
                                                                                                                                 he is handcuffed? Absolutely not! I        think so. Make no mistake about it,
                                               out to get a pack of cigarettes when     to Þnd a body part to ʻdetainʼ. Mr.      would hope most would agree with           being an ofÞcer of the law is a tough
                                               he approached an ofÞcer on horse-        Davis was kneed and punched again        this. All Mr. Davis did was question       job, but if you canʼt handle the heat
                                               back to ask about the curfew. Dur-       while on the ground and one ofÞcer       the conduct of an ofÞcer.                  … well, you know.
                               IAN CONEY       ing this time another ofÞcer inter-      appeared to be trying to damage his           I, myself, have landed in a simi-         I sympathize with all of the good

                                               vened. This was done in a “rude and      leg for some insane reason.              lar situation due to my inclination to     ofÞcers who have to deal with the
                           ʼm sure most        unprofessional manner,” said Davis,           The whole thing seems crazy.        tell an ofÞcer the rights of a friend of   stigma a few assholes create through
                           have seen the       and he felt it was appropriate to in-    Who in their right mind gang-beats       mine. It is a frightening thing when       their actions. I think the best way
                           video tape of the   form the ofÞcer of this.                 an old man? There appears to be          a cop tells you that heʼs “going to        for a police detachment to deal with
      three cops in New Orleans beating            As he went to leave, the ofÞcer      no motivation for this, other than a     teach this university punk a lesson        these renegades is through internal
      the crap out of a senior citizen. This   grabbed him and threw him against        citizen questioning the conduct of a     in what his rights really are.” Hope-      regulation. This means cops have
      has got to be a new low for the im-      the wall. Two other cops and what        paid civil servant.                      fully few out there have experienced       to break the code of silence and
      age of the ʻpeaceʼ ofÞcer serving the    is said to be a customs agent joined          To be as objective as possible,     this, but it has created a certain sig-    speak out against those who corrupt
      public good. One has to think there      the ʻmeleeʼ. The one cop, after Mr.      it should be said that at the best of    niÞcance for me when I see what            the true purpose of a police ofÞcer.
      is more to the story. I have searched    Davis was handcuffed, proceeded          times the job of an ofÞcer is stress-    happened to Robert Davis.                  I am encouraged to hear that some
      various sources to Þnd conßicting        to punch him in the face several         ful. “Will this speeder pull a gun on         The lesson is: Never tell a cop       ofÞcers within the US have publicly
      stories and they all say the same        times. Another cop then put him in       me?” “When Iʼm clearing a large          his/her job even if they are dead          spoken out against the vicious beat-
      thing… or ignore the story all to-       a headlock and threw Mr. Davis to        crowd will they all turn on me?” Po-     wrong. Perhaps the US constitution         ing of Robert Davis. If the Associat-
      gether.                                  the ground. The ensuing frenzy was       lice do put themselves in danger on a    and our charter of rights and free-        ed Pressʼ cameras were not present,
          Apparently Robert Davis, a 64-       disgusting as the cops scrambled         routine basis as part of their duty to   doms are worth the occasional bruise       would we have heard about this?
      year-old retired schoolteacher, was                                                                                        and bump. The bump in Mr. Davisʼs          Probably not. Remind me again

      Tragedies highlight                                                               thinking audacity and liberal athe-
                                                                                                                                      One side of this debate consists
                                                                                                                                 of the many intellectual communi-
                                                                                                                                                                            our existence. Natural disasters are
                                                                                                                                                                            a part of our existence. Diseases are

      uncertainty of existence                                                              Then there are those out-of-
                                                                                        touch environmentalists accused
                                                                                        of overstating the issue by, for ex-
                                                                                                                                 ties that have expressed optimism
                                                                                                                                 despite these horriÞc tragedies, in
                                                                                                                                 some cases going so far as to liken
                                                                                                                                                                            a part of our existence. This exis-
                                                                                                                                                                            tence seems natural, so, perhaps, we
                                                                                                                                                                            should view these tragedies as reaf-
                                               tastrophes. Earthquakes, tsunamis,       ample, attributing radical weather       these events to the great Lisbon           Þrming, as a moral check on arro-
                                               hurricanes, potential worldwide          patterns to man-made pollution and       earthquake, credited with shattering       gance. I think we ought to be shaken
                                               epidemics are all afÞrmations of the     global warming (crazy scientists,        the conÞdence of the Seventeenth-          out of our comfort zone sometimes,
                          CHUCK HAMILTON       idea that these are in fact ʻuncertain   what do they know?).                     Century Enlightenment.          Could      if for no other reason other than

                                               timesʼ. What are we supposed to              Regardless of their hypothesized     these disasters teach us something?        to make sure we arenʼt getting too
               he world was again faced        make of all this? How are we sup-        ʻcausesʼ, these recent calamities        Could they perhaps inspire a great         cocky.
               with tragedy this past week     posed to deal with these tragedies?      have raised some serious intellectual    rebirth of human compassion? Or                I do not mean to dilute moral
               as death tolls from the Paki-   How are we supposed to cope with         debate, the questions being: what        are they in fact doing the opposite?       compassion. In no way am I play-
      stani earthquake trickled in and the     this uncertainty?                        are we to make of serious human          Are they instilling fear in us? Scar-      ing down the tragedy of these events
      southern United States braced itself         There are religious declarations     tragedies we seem to have little or      ing us further into                                           by insisting on

      for yet another hurricane.               coming from the frightened Jerry         no control over; and how are we to       submission?                                                   their inevitabil-
                                               Falwell demographic, insisting these
          It seems the past years have seen
      a massive concentration of such ca-      disasters are a product of a venge-
                                                                                        deal with events that are beyond the
                                                                                        scope of human reason?
                                                                                                                                      To     answer
                                                                                                                                 these questions,
                                                                                                                                                       We canʼt stop                           ity. However, as
                                                                                                                                                                                               it stands, these
                                               ful God, punishing humanityʼs free-                                               we must engage
                                                                                                                                 ourselves in some
                                                                                                                                                       hurricanes and                          events do hap-
                                                                                                                                                                                               pen. People in
                                                                                                                                 serious      philo-   tsunamis from                           the world do suf-
                                                                                                                                 sophical       soul-
                                                                                                                                 searching. Donʼt
                                                                                                                                                       drowning our cit-                       fer a great deal in
                                                                                                                                                                                               numerous ways
                                                                                                                                 let the word phil-
                                                                                                                                 osophical scare
                                                                                                                                                       ies. . . . But does                     because of things
                                                                                                                                                                                               they cannot con-
                                                                                                                                 you off, because      this mean we                            trol.
                                                                                                                                 in all actuality the
                                                                                                                                 central question is
                                                                                                                                                       should be para-                           But if we want
                                                                                                                                                                                               to display com-
                                                                                                                                 quite simple: Are
                                                                                                                                 we going to let
                                                                                                                                                       lyzed?      Should                      passion towards
                                                                                                                                                                                               these people - the
                                                                                                                                 this uncertainty      we be frightened                        families of people
                                                                                                                                 frighten us or are
                                                                                                                                 we going to em-
                                                                                                                                                       to walk out the                         killed in earth-
                                                                                                                                                                                               quakes,       those
                                                                                                                                 brace it?
                                                                                                                                      The Lisbon
                                                                                                                                                       front door every                        displaced by hur-
                                                                                                                                                                                               ricanes, or threat-
                                                                                                                                 earthquake shook      morning into a                          ened by epidemic
                                                                                                                                 the      Enlighten-
                                                                                                                                 ment thinkers out
                                                                                                                                                       world of endless                        disease - being
                                                                                                                                                                                               scared wonʼt do
                                                                                                                                 of their comfort-     uncertainty?                            us any good. We

                                                                                                                                 able     existence.                                           must       embrace
                                                                                                                                 They were no                                                  the certainty of
                                                                                                                                 longer in control. Their imperialis-       uncertainty. We canʼt be scared of
                                                                                                                                 tic conÞdence was shattered. Despite       the world, scared of our neighbours,
                                                                                                                                 all of their scientiÞc advancements        scared of our own existence.
                                                                                                                                 and philosophical postulating, they            If the world is this huge swirling
                                                                                                                                 were unable to prevent human suf-          conundrum of uncertainty and trag-
                                                                                                                                 fering. They literally could not stop      edy, Þlled with disaster and death,
                                                                                                                                 the earth from shaking beneath their       we should embrace it as such. We
                                                                                                                                 feet.                                      should let this fact reinforce our hu-
                                                                                                                                      Similarly, we canʼt stop the earth    mility. Let uncertainty be the thing
                                                                                                                                 from shaking beneath our feet. We          that binds us together and nurtures
                                                                                                                                 canʼt stop hurricanes and tsunamis         our compassion toward one another.
                                                                                                                                 from drowning our cities. We may           Let tragedy remind us we are not
                                                                                                                                 not be able to stop epidemic diseases      alone in our uncertainty.
                                                                                                                                 from reaching our borders or killing           In the end however, it truly
                                                                                                                                 our populations. But does this mean        comes down to human choice: Are
                                                                                                                                 we should be paralyzed? Should we          we willing to face our uncertain
                                                                                                                                 be frightened to walk out the front        existence and live our lives with a
                                                                                                                                 door every morning into a world of         kind of existential humility, or are
                                                                                                                                 endless uncertainty? I would hope          we going to cringe at the fear and
                                                                                                                                 any rational person would reach a          responsibility that this uncertainty
                                                                                                                                 rational answer: no, we shouldnʼt.         places on us? The choice is yours to
                                                                                                                                      Uncertainty is an obvious fact of     make.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                       Public Voice

                                                                     MICHELLE                                         STACEY                                                ADAM                                     CHUCK
            “WHAT IS YOUR
         Do you want to be in campus                                                                                                            “Spaghetti and meat-                           “Homezone fattened
         chat? Come see us in the Arts                     “ Beer.”                                  “Rockets.”
         Tunnel on Fridays from 1pm to                                                                                                                balls.”                                      rezzies.”

      Out and                                        about Letters                        letter policy                                Letters intended for publication must be typed
                                                                                                                                       and are limited to a maximum of 300 words; they
                                                                                                                                                                                            All Pepler all the
                                                                                                                                       must also include a real name, telephone num-
      Biphobia within the queer
                                                                                          Rm 108 MUB, U of S
                                                                                          93 Campus Drive                              ber and postal address, but pseudonyms will be
                                                                                          Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B2              honoured. The Sheaf reserves the right to refuse     Where have James Peplerʼs articles
                                                                                                                                       publication of any letter. Letters may be edited
                                                                                                                                       for clarity and length. The opinions expressed in    gone? I look forward to them every
                                                                                                                                       the letters do not necessarily reßect those of The   week and this year there have been
                                                                                                                                       Sheaf Publishing Society.
                                                                                                                                                                                            too many let downs in a row. I know
                                                                                                                                                                                            his articles may be somewhat graph-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ic, lewd, and offensive at times, but
                                                                                                                                                                                            they are quite amusing. Those lewd
                           MICHELLE BROCK       confused”; “Youʼre too arrogant to
                                                                                                                                                                                            remarks and that graphic subtext are
                                                date any women in this city”; “Youʼre
                                                                                          Ad Relocation
                                                                                                                                       rect responsibility of the audio tech-               what make his articles so amusing.
                                                just looking for attention.” This at-
            f you happen to be exposed at                                                                                              nician that travels with the act, as it              What have Peter and Tammy been
                                                titude hurts me. These statements
            all to queer literature and me-                                               I was just wondering if anyone else          was in this case. If an act doesnʼt                  up to without James around to keep
                                                came from people I have known for
            dia, one of the prevalent themes                                              had taken notice of the ad that has          travel with a sound tech then one is                 them in check?
                                                years. I have helped some of them in
      is the stigmatization and negative                                                  been in the Sheaf the past few weeks         usually supplied by the sound sys-                        You need to bring back James
                                                their own efforts in coming out and
      stereotyping of queer people by non-                                                for the 99% cotton 1% stretch jeans          tem provider.                                        and his hilarious articles immedi-
                                                getting involved. The only reason
      queer people. One can infer this is                                                 from Manhattan Casuals.                          If there is feedback or the qual-                ately. They can really pick you up
                                                they are behaving this way is be-
      solely due to ignorance and misun-                                                      The lovely brunette model                ity is less than stellar, issue should               when youʼre having a bad day. I
                                                cause they have not rid themselves
      derstanding, but what many people                                                   throwing a pouty-lipped glance over          be taken with the actsʼ head audio                   have also noticed that certain writers
                                                of their own fears of bisexuality and
      within the queer community do not                                                   her right shoulder is advertising            technician whose qualiÞcations may                   have had up to three articles in one
                                                what it really means.
      realize is we often show each other                                                 $225 jeans. $225 jeans. In a student         vary. I suggest emailing Feistʼs                     Sheaf alone and no James, what is
                                                     Bisexual people are not neces-
      the same discourtesy.                                                               newspaper. That is funny. Correc-            website expressing how you feel.                     with that? Are you saying that these
                                                sarily slutty, greedy, dirty, manipula-
           Just because someone is queer                                                  tion, that is White Ninja funny.             Any act performing anywhere could                    articles are better than Jamesʼ article
                                                tive, polyamorous or likely to leave
      does not mean they do not harbour                                                       Relocate the ad to the comics            lack competent audio technicians or                  because they may discuss a political
                                                a partner for a member of a different
      prejudice. The queer community has                                                  section because seriously, thatʼs fun-       may have other extenuating circum-                   or economic issue facing the U of S,
                                                sex or gender. Bisexual people are
      racism, class issues, and religious in-                                             ny.                                          stances that prevent the show from                   because I hope thatʼs not it.
                                                not straight. Bisexual people are not
      tolerance within it. There are com-                                                                                              coming off perfectly.                                     We all need a bit of nonsense
                                                gay. Bisexual people are not queer
      mon occurrences of queer-focused                                                                                      Victoria       Keep in mind that presenting live                in our lives. The Sheaf at times is
                                                allies who are afraid to come out “all
      phobias within the community as
      well. Biphobia and transphobia are
                                                the way”. We are people, and we are       Poor sound quali-                            entertainment is difÞcult with many
                                                                                                                                       variables that are hard to anticipate.
                                                                                                                                                                                            a little dry, kind of like Bloodstone
                                                                                                                                                                                            wine; if you have had it you know
      common, considering bisexuality
                                                queers, too.
                                                     The gay community needs to stop      ty not Louis’ fault                              Iʼd like to commend the Louisʼ
                                                                                                                                       staff and management as well as the
                                                                                                                                                                                            what I mean. James and his loony
                                                                                                                                                                                            antics add that little dash of colour
      and transgender issues are not wide-
                                                turning outward hatred inwards and
      spread topics of discussion in the                                                  I would like to share some infor-            USSU for the great job they do in                    the Sheaf needs.
                                                start working towards better under-
      community.                                                                          mation with Ian Flett, who recently          bringing in a lot of the great acts that                  Please bring his articles back and
                                                standing. Physicians, heal thyselves.
           As a result, many misconcep-                                                   wrote into the Sheaf criticizing the         come to Saskatoon. I hope Iʼve pro-                  keep them coming every week from
                                                There is no need to walk as wounded
      tions and stereotypes have come up                                                  sound at Feistʼs recent show at Lou-         vided some enlightenment to those                    now on, because Þnals are fast ap-
                                                as we already are, when hurting each
      around any faction of queer that is                                                 isʼ Pub. I agree that Feistʼs voice is       audience members that appreciate                     proaching and I will be lost without
                                                other is so unnecessary and unjust.
      not lesbian or gay. I have been in-                                                 beautiful and her band is excellent.         good performance sound.                              them.
                                                We need to join our straight allies
      volved in the queer community for                                                        The quality of the sound at any
                                                and be allies to ourselves.
      seven years. I have held volunteer                                                  of the Louisʼ shows is usually the di-                               Cheryl Vickaryous                                         A. Pfeife
      and paid positions with queer orga-
      nizations and I have dedicated plenty
      of time and effort to furthering activ-
      ist causes. Only recently, I began to
      come out again within the communi-
      ty, after a long period of discernment
      – not as a lesbian, as I had previously
      thought, but as bisexual.
           What took me so long? What
      takes anyone so long to come out
      as queer to his or her straight fam-
      ily and peers? Fear of intolerance,
      the constant need to justify oneʼs
      core identity and a barrage of stereo-
      typing, incriminating attitudes, and
      hurtful labels are understandable de-
           On the other hand, what prompts
      someone to take the plunge and
      come out? Reasons that eventually
      convinced me were a need for hon-
      esty, the potential for a deeper mutu-
      al understanding with my peers, and
      a desire to simply get the rag out and
      get on with my life!
           I came out again at great per-
      sonal risk, considering some of the
      comments Iʻve received: “Youʼre
      backtracking”; “Youʼre young and

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