MacEwan builds a place for healthy learning by wuyunyi


                              INTERCAMP                THE GRANT MACEWAN COLLEGE STUDENT NEWSPAPER                                                                                         November 24 , 2005

        MacEwan builds a place
         for healthy learning

                                                                                                                                                       SUPPLIED / INTERCAMP

An artists rendering of the future of the corner of 109 St. and 104 Ave. when construction is complete on the Robbins Health Learning Centre.                                 THIS WEEK:
Robbins Health Learning Centre begins $55 million construction                                                                                                                NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                              • AB hands out scholarships, page 2
                                           expects to house 2000 students and        Facilities director Stuart MacLean.        beautiful and environmentally sound,          • Safe Walk Program grows, page 3
              NEWS EDITOR
                                           300 staff members at City Centre          Environmentally, the RHLC follows in       the designers didn't forget about the         • Buy Nothing Feature, page 4
                                           Campus.                                   the footsteps of the Residence build-      students and teachers who will be
                                           “This is an exceptional facility and      ing; both have silver certification in     spending most of their days there.
The gravel parking lot on the corner       learning environment for our stu-         leadership in energy and environ-          “We think with the combination of
of 109 St. and 104 Ave. is in the          dents,” said Sharon Bookhalter, Dean      mental design (LEED).                      residence and the RHLC we will                ARTS
early stages of being transformed into     of health and community studies at        “It’s a point system that encourages       attract more rural nursing students to        • Pizza with Opera, page 6
a state of the art learning facility for   MacEwan. “Our labs will be second         smart design, conserves energy and         be accommodated in the residence              • Wayne Lee Preview, page 7
nurses and other health related            to none in the province and perhaps       lessens the impact on the environ-         and learn at RHLC,” said MacLean.             • Entertaining Goldfish, page 8
programs at Grant MacEwan                  even in Western Canada. It's a real       ment,” said Trevor Morton, building        The builders also recognize that with
College.                                   source of pride for MacEwan.”             construction specialist at MacEwan.        construction occurring in front of res-
Construction has begun on the $55          The building's design team tried to       Certification is based on a 70-point       idence the construction may impact
million Robbins Health Learning            create a building that is aesthetically   system: 26 points makes the building       students living in residence, but             SPORTS
Centre (RHLC), which is expected to        beautiful, functional, environmentally    LEED certified, 33-39 points makes         according to MacLean the builders             • Volleyball, page 12
open in the summer of 2007 The     .       sound, and designed with students         the building silver certified, 52 or       will observe Edmonton construction            • Basketball, page 13
                                                                                                                                                                              • Griffins of the week, page 14
centre takes its name from the             and teachers in mind.                     more points will get the building plat-    bylaws and attempt to minimize noise
Robbins family who donated $5 mil-         “The design supports the higher           inum certification - but according to      and disruption.
lion to the project, the largest single    quality architecture in downtown          Morton the building would have to          Bookhalter is looking forward to a
donation MacEwan has ever                  Edmonton with the architectural           collect water out of thin air and create   design that places emphasis on study
received.                                  statement it’s going to make. We          its own power in order to meet that
Once built, the facility will be home to   think what we have here is a world-       lofty goal.                                        see RHLC page 5
MacEwan's nursing program and              class design,” said MacEwan's             While creating a building that is
2                                                                                      News/Streeter                                                                                         November 24, 2005   INTERCAMP

        November 17, 2005

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                                                                                                                                                BY NATHAN SHARPE
                                        pun intended). In the middle of the civ-       color? The smell? I just don't get it!                   CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                  Premier Klein made the move because
                                        ilized world, men are unable to avoid          Don't get me wrong gents, there is an                                                      “he’s trying to show the rest of Canada
        Staff Listing                   urinating on the same surface as they          appropriate time to let-’er loose. The                                                     that Alberta is not greedy and prosper-
                                        expect fellow men to sit on. That's            woods hides all spills, but MacEwan             LETHRIDGE – A new federal                  ity in Alberta means prosperity for the
              Publisher                                                                                                                scholarship program was announced
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             Marc Britten                                                                                                              by Alberta Premier Ralph Klein on
                                        the post-modernist invention like the          thing from our female counterparts                                                         He did admit that the move was “a bit                                                                                                             Nov. 21 that will see the province hand
                                        urinal would have mitigated this age old       who have been seeking change for gen-                                                      bizarre” but, he said in the big picture of
           (780) 497-4738                                                                                                              out 325 scholarships worth $2005
                                        problem, but nooo!                             erations, but, now is not the time to                                                      things, $20 million is “just a drop in the
                                        As luck would have it, there are still         take the anti-thetical approach! We're          annually to post-secondary students        bucket.” Alberta surplus this year is an
          Managing Editor                                                                                                              from coast to coast.
                                        those neolithic individuals who choose         only hurting ourselves. Please, pull up                                                    astounding $8.7 billion, more than a
         Murray Donaldson                                                                                                              The Alberta Centennial Scholarship
                                        to mark their territory in the same way        the seat, or better yet use the urinal!!                                                   billion dollars more than the budget of                                                                                                            will be available to students in every
                                        my four footed furry friend marks his          Please!!!                                                                                  Saskatchewan.
           (780) 497-5412                                                                                                              province and territory – the only
                                        territory on our walk in the park. What                                                                                                   Alberta          International         and
                                        is it that makes this phenomenon so            Daniel Eggert                                   requirement is applicants must be          Intergovernmental Relations Minister
             News Editor                                                                                                               enrolled      at      a     recognised     Ed Stelmach said the centennial gifts
             Justin Benko                                                                                                              post-secondary program.            Each    were to “demonstrate, in a small way,
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                                                  The art of the matter                                                                province and territory is going to have
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                                                                                                                                                                                  the pride we have in our country.”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Stelmach pointed to the fact that the
                                                                                                                                                                                  scholarship funding available in Alberta
              Arts Editor                                                                                                              Alberta is to leave the distribution of
                                                                   By Cassandra Kyle, Arts Editor                                                                                 has doubled in the last five years, and
             Cassandra Kyle                                                                                                            the scholarships up to the discretion of   the announcement came the weekend                                                                                                          each province and territory, and Klein
                                           If you live in Europe and you see a         pretty either.                                                                             after the government pledged another
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                                           Hummer driving down the street,             And why can’t a Hummer come in a                                                           $500 million to the Access to The
                                                                                                                                       to Canadians who need a bit of financial   Future Fund.
            Sports Editor                  your country is probably at war.            regular colour? They’re always taxi-
                                                                                                                                       help to achieve their educational goals”   One University of Lethbridge student,
           Michael Duncan                  If you see a Hummer driving down            cab yellow or metallic blue or
                                                                                                                                       The new program, called the Alberta        Luke Mather, was confused by the             the street in Edmonton, it most like-       sparkly in some way. The giant SUV
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                                                                                                                                       ment. It is set to take effect in 2006,    the political science student suggested
         Features Editor                   What is the big deal with these             without it having to be neon green,
                                                                                                                                       and was met by mixed reactions by          that the Premier may be trying to “go
          Tyler Morency                    things? To begin with they’re ugly,         don’t you think?
                                                                                                                                       Alberta students.                          out huge,” and leave a legacy behind              like really really unattractive to all      Recently I saw an advertisement
                                                                                                                                       University of Calgary Students’ Union      when he leaves political office next
         (780) 497-4429                    the senses. The environmental               with a goal to sell the Hummer to
                                                                                                                                       President Bryan West was optimistic        year.
                                           issues that the Hummer tows along           soccer moms. Do soccer moms
         Graphics Editor                   with it are grossly underestimated,         need Hummers? Do baby car seats
         Andrea Webster                    and the fact that this vehicle takes        even fit in the vehicles?              up a whole lane while on the road is        I believe the tag line was something
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                                           And then we get into the little
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         Dave Pelton
                                                                                                                                                            Buy Nothing Day is Nov. 25. Will
                                                                                                                                                               yo support it or will you go
                                                                                                                                                              about your usual purchases?
                                        Compiled and Photographed by: Teela Uffelman


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                                        B. Education, first year                       B. Arts, second year                            B. Science, second year                    B. Science, first year
                                        “I like to buy stuff but I can buy nothing     “Fuck yeah, I'll support it! I've never heard   “Probably, yeah I guess. I don't think I   “I would support it. Imagine you lived in
                                        on Friday.”                                    about it but I'm supporting it now!”            have anything to buy but that's not so     a third world country wouldn't you feel
                                                                                                                                       much in support of buy nothing day.”       happy to know someone felt your pain?”
Editor: Justin Benko,                                                      INTERCAMP                                                                                   November 24, 2005

  Clarification Regarding BA Programs
  A recent article in Intercamp (“Core courses change for BA degrees”, Nov. 17/05) attempted to outline the Core
  Requirements for MacEwan’s new BA degree and compare them to the current Core Requirements for a BA at the U of
  A. We commend Intercamp for tackling such a complex topic; however, several points discussed in the article require
  clarification. The goal of this article is to clarify the impact of MacEwan’s new Core on those students electing to stay at
  MacEwan to complete their BA degree. In addition, students intending to transfer to the U of A for Fall 2006 should be
  aware that the core requirements for a BA degree at the U of A are changing (see ** below for more info).

  The chart below outlines the BA Core Requirements currently in place at the U of A for 2005/2006 and the Core
  Requirements that will be required for MacEwan’s new BA beginning September 2006.

                         Comparison of Core Requirements
    2005-2006 Uof A Core requirements                                    2006-2007 MacEwan Core Requirements

                    English – 6 cr.                                             Literacy – 12 credits chosen from: Junior
                                                                                   English (6 cr.), COMP 100 (6 cr.) or a
        Language other than English – 6cr.                                          Language other than English (6 cr.)

                  Humanities – 6 cr.                                           Humanities – 6 cr. (excluding COMP 100)
               (can include COMP 100)

                Social Sciences – 6 cr.
                                                                              Social Sciences – 6 cr. (excluding LING 101)
                (can include LING 101)
                                                                                        Fine Arts – not required
                   Fine Arts – 6 cr.
                                                                                    (can be used as Faculty Options)

       Natural Sciences – 3 cr. minimum                                                      Science – 6 cr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     JUSTIN BENKO / INTERCAMP

                                                                                        Analytical Studies – 6 cr.                Safe Walk team members assist a student home on the LRT.
         Formal Studies – 3 cr. minimum
                                                                                         (can include LING 101)

      Social Context of Science and
      Technology – up to 6 cr. can be used to sat-                            Social Context of Science and Technology –
                                                                             not required (can be used as Faculty Options)
                                                                                                                                        Safewalk expands
      isfy Natural Science/Formal Studies require-

          Canadian Content – 6 cr.
                                                                              Canadian Content Exit Requirement – 3 cr.
                                                                              International Studies Exit Requirement – 3 cr.
                                                                                                                                         service to LRT
                                                                               (Exit requirements can be satisfied using
                                                                                        duplicative coursework)                     Valuable campus program
  The article may have left you with the impression that the MacEwan Core has changed.                                               seeking volunteer help
  • In fact, the BA at MacEwan is new and provides an additional option for students. Prior to the 2006-2007 academic
  year, MacEwan had only offered courses required for the U of A BA degree.                                                                                                    “The number one priority is to keep
                                                                                                                                         BY MATTHEW AKPLU
  • All students who choose to stay at MacEwan to complete their BA will be subject to the Core Requirements established                           WRITER
                                                                                                                                                                               students and staff safe and comfort-
  for MacEwan's BA degree for 2006-2007         .                                                                                                                              able. I care about this cause,” Shirjang
  • Students planning to complete their degree at MacEwan should by all means phone the BA Office (497-5653) or make                                                           said.
  an appointment with a Program Advisor (5-173 City Centre Campus) if they have any concern about how courses orig-               There are many reasons why a student,        During a Safe Walk last year, two vol-
  inally taken to fulfill requirements at the U of A will be credited toward a MacEwan BA (e.g. COMP 100, LING 101).              faculty or staff member may hesitate         unteers ended up aiding a pedestrian
  Every effort will be made to ensure that students receive appropriate credit for their course work.                             before walking alone to their vehicle, to    who was suffering from the symptoms
                                                                                                                                  the bus stop or to where they live. So       of a heart attack.
  The article may have implied that students who transfer to the U of A for September 2006 will have the option to                imagine the feeling of safety and            Kris Mitchell, a student at MacEwan
  complete the U of A Core Requirements in effect for 2005-2006.                                                                  security that comes from having some-        and user of Safe Walk's services said,
  • In fact, all students at the U of A (direct entry or transfer) are subject to the requirements in the Calendar for the year   one walk with you.                           “It feels safe, and it is a friendly experi-
  in which they are admitted to the Faculty of Arts at the U of A.                                                                Safe Walk at MacEwan offers just such        ence. It's a great service.”
  • It is important to note that the U of A recently announced that they are changing their Core Requirements effective           a service, but students and staff could      Kristy MacLachlan is also a student at
  2006-2007 (including a name change to Basic Requirements). **The BA Program will be hosting information                         be missing out on this because of a          MacEwan, and has been a Safe Walk
  sessions on the changes to the U of A requirements on November 29th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 5-142 and on                           shortage of volunteers for the program.      volunteer since September of this year.
  November 30th at 2:00 p.m. in Room 5-142 for students interested in transferring to the U of A.                                 “This program is for students, by stu-       She volunteers for two hours a week,
                                                                                                                                  dents to make the campus and the             and feels it is a great service.
  The article may have given the impression that some of the courses students have taken will no longer be credited               community a better place,” said Safe         “It's awesome. Friendly people use it,
  toward the MacEwan degree (e.g. Art History, Drama).                                                                            Walk coordinator Victoria Shirjang.          the volunteers are great and friendly,
  • In fact, students staying at MacEwan can continue to use Fine Arts courses and other courses taken to meet the                The safe walk program is a Students'         and I would definitely suggest to people
  U of A’s Core Requirements toward Faculty Options at MacEwan and are encouraged to do so.                                       Association sponsored program and is         to use the service,” MacLachlan said.
  • The decision to exclude areas such as Fine Arts from MacEwan’s Core was made in the interest of reducing the num-             a free service for students, staff and the   Providing enough volunteers are avail-
  ber of credits required for our Core. The academic integrity of these courses has never been in question.                       surrounding community.                       able, Safe Walk runs from Monday to
  • Students wanting to leave open the option to transfer to the U of A are encouraged to take Fine Arts courses. 6 cred-         “The service is provided at a 15-block       Thursday, 6-8 pm and 8-10 pm. For
  its in Fine Arts subjects are required as part of the U of A Basic Requirements in effect for Fall 2006.                        radius from the campus and recently          more information please call safe walk
                                                                                                                                  expanded to include taking the LRT           497-5487 or e-mail Safe Walk at
                                                                                                                                  with clients and then walking them to
   The BA Program at MacEwan has made every effort to keep students informed of the requirements for our new BA                   their desired destination within three       Volunteers are needed at all campuses:
  degree, including hosting information sessions shortly after receiving word from the government that our degree would           blocks of the LRT station,” Shirjang         city centre, south campus, and centre
                                                 be funded for Fall 2006.                                                         said. “I am very excited for this because    for the arts.
  We want to assure students that the BA Program will continue its commitment to providing up-to-date information to              there is safety in numbers.”                 The need is certainly out there, and it
                                         students regarding transfer to the U of A.                                               Volunteers are greatly needed for a          sure looks good on your resume, so
                                                                                                                                  minimum of only two hours a week and         please volunteer. Also for people who
  For details on both the MacEwan and U of A requirements effective Fall 2006, visit the BA Program                               Safe Walk will accept applications from      love free stuff, there are free Safe Walk
                                                                                                                                  students providing they pass a criminal      safety whistles available at the SAM
                                 Website at
                                                                                                                                  history check.                               centre near the cafeteria.
4                                                                                                  Feature                                                                            November 24, 2005   INTERCAMP

24-hours of nothing
What won’t you buy on Buy Nothing Day
                                              highway. ”We are the most voracious          many reasons to get involved in a cam-
             FEATURES EDITOR
                                              consumers in the world, a world that         paign like this,” he said.
                                              could die because of the way we North        Most people haven't heard of Buy
                                              Americans live. Give it a rest.”             Nothing Day and are surprised of the
Every gift-giving Christmas season all        Brian Highley says over consumption of       concept of not spending money.
the good children look forward to pres-       resources is a problem everywhere but        “Friday is a hard day not to spend
ents from Santa under the tree. If a child    is driven by the spending habits of North    money,” MacEwan fine arts student
has been well behaved, they can expect        Americans.                                   Addie Winger says. “Leading up to
a brand new shining, whirling mass of         “It's largely a North American prob-         Christmas I do a lot of shopping.”
plastic and rubber with their name on it.     lem-this obsession with owning things        Addie says she's gearing up for
Nearly ten years have passed since            and buying things,” Brian says.              Christmas by buying gifts for friends
parents lined up for hours outside            CNN has aired the 30-second commer-          and family. She says she also regularly
department stores to buy a furry, bright      cial for a few years now, but Adbusters      buys clothes, food and drinks on the
gyrating doll for their kids called Tickle    has trouble getting on to the other major    weekend.
Me Elmo. In some cases, people even           US and Canadian networks.                    “It's the end of the week and I usually
tore at each other for the last one on the    “They do not like those dissenting voic-     like to go out and buy something,” she
shelf. The media coverage drove a                    es coming in an saying, 'hey, turn    adds.
feeding frenzy for the doll.                         off your television or don't shop     But for some Buy Nothing Day is an
This Nov. 25, while                                     on that day,” Brian says.          important day on the activist calendar
millions of                                                                                and for others it marks the first year of
shoppers                                                                                   participating in the event. First-timer
wander                                                                                     Brandie Mulligan plans to participate
through the                                                                                Nov. 25 by abstaining from spending
aisles of retail                                                                           money. She will also volunteer in a Free
department stores                                                                          Store where people can trade various
in search of the perfect                                                                   things for nothing.
Christmas bargain, a growing
group of conscious consumers is
seeking to change how we spend our
                                                                                              “I think Buy Nothing day is a great
                                                                                                  way for people who don't know a
                                                                                                  lot about the effect consumerism
cash-for one day.
“People need to take a break-it’s just 24-
hours-to think about, 'can you go for
one day without spending your money,”         The Buy Nothing Day campaign
                                                                                                      has environment and on
says Buy Nothing Day campaign                 was started several years ago
coordinator Brian Highley, with the           by Vancouver artist Ted                                                                  SA MacEwan Promotions Team Leader
Adbuster Media Foundation.                    Dave, to inspire people to
That means no Christmas shopping for          question their role as con-                                                              Term:     January 2006- April 2006
clothes, CD's or books for friends and        sumers in modern socie-                                                                  Salary:   $10/hr
family. That means no cup of coffee           ty. It has grown into a                                                                  Hours:    Average 10 hrs/wk
between classes, no warm food for             global movement with
lunch. No going out to the club for           participants in over 65
drinks. Buy Nothing Day aims to break         countries, catching on in                                                                Duties:
the trance of consumer culture by             the UK, the Netherlands,                                                                 - Recruit and screen Volunteers for promotions team
removing a person from the dollar driv-       Germany and Japan.                                                                       - Evaluate volunteer performance
en economy for an entire day.                 Highley says he receives e-                                                              - Plan, coordinate, and implement marketing strategies with the guidance
 “There is literally millions of people out   mails from all over the                                                                  of the Marketing Director, Event Programmer and Marketing Committee
there who don't understand the conse-         globe, even though the lan-                                                              - Assist and lead volunteers in projects and marketing strategies
quences of their opulent spending,”           guage barrier makes it diffi-                                                            - Create props, marketing tools, put up posters, etc
Brian says. “The important thing is to        cult to communicate clearly.                                                             - Assist with organization of training sessions as required
get the message out to the people             “It's nice in a way, because                                                             - Meet with the Marketing Director and Events Programmer regarding
who've never heard of this and don't          it's like, 'I don't understand                                                           upcoming events, promotions, and reporting
understand the consequences. That's                                                                                                    - Maintain SA bulletin boards and hang posters.
the way we're going to affect change.”                                                                                                 - General assistance in the Marketing and Communications department
Buy Nothing Day happens on Friday
Nov. 25. The day in the US called Black
Friday by the retail industry because it                                                                                               Qualifications:
is usually the first day of                                                                                                            - Strong oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups
the year major                                                                                                                         - Ability to work independently
retailers begin to                                                                                                                     - Ability to work with diverse people and attitudes
make profits after                                                                                                                     - Able to motivate others
running in the red for                                                                                                                 - Work well in a team environment
several months. It is                                                                                                                  - Skills in volunteer management
the busiest shopping day                                                                            countries,” she
in America as it is the                                  you, you don't understand                  says. “It's a
last long weekend before                           me but we understand what's                     great way for                       Apply to: Marc Britten, Director of Marketing and Communications
Christmas. Many stores                        going on,'” he says.                                them to learn about                  Office: 6-213 City Centre Campus
release new products, advertising cam-        Regional Buy Nothing Day participants        these important world issues.”              Fax: 497-5470
paigns and slashed prices designed to         organize awareness activities in their       She says most people won't be recep-        Email:
whet the appetites of the Christmas           towns and cities. In the past, credit card   tive to these ideas the event espouses      Deadline to apply: Friday November 25, noon at City Centre SA office
consumer.                                     cut-up booths in shopping mall parking       but it's important to get the message       (6-213). Please include a cover letter and references with your resume.
The Adbuster Media Foundation, a              lots and the “Whirl-Mart” demonstra-         out.
Vancouver-based alternative media             tion have been successful in getting the     “A lot of people aren't in a stage of
group       created       a     30-second     attention of the public. “Whirl-Mart”        their life where they are receptive to
“uncommerical” to air along typical           participants don lab-coats, head for the     this information.”
television advertising. The commercial        nearest Wal-Mart and push empty              While changing consumer attitudes,
depicts a giant squealing pig sprouting       shopping carts through the aisles in cir-    one person at a time may take years,
from the centre of North America while        cles.                                        every person that takes time to consid-
                                                                                                                                                               Featuring feature stories every week
a voice over describes that: “The aver-       “Why we like this campaign so much is        er how their money is spent is a suc-
age North American consumes five              because there is so many facets to it,”      cess for the campaign and for Brian
times more than a Mexican would. 10           Highley says. “You have your political       Highley, that needs to happen despite
more than a Chinese person, 30 times          aspects, you've got your ecological          the odds.
more than a person from India,” then it       aspects, you've got environmental            “It's an uphill battle but it's one we
cuts to a landfill, then to a six-lane        problems caused by this. There's so          feel we can win,” he says.
INTERCAMP     November 24, 2005                                                                  News                                                                                                                5
      RHLC from page 1
and interaction spaces for students
that include natural light, places to sit
comfortably and interact or study in
                                            nurses in the community and
                                            province and with top notch facilities
                                            it's going to encourage more people
                                            to come to MacEwan.”
                                            Ultimately the college hopes that the
                                                                                     Bowling for students
an environment that brings the best
out of students.
                                            new top-notch facility will make it
                                            easier to apply for BA status for the
                                                                                     SA working to keep Christmas out of the gutters
Nursing student and student coun-           Nursing program.
cilor Andrea Chrapko agrees.                “Our hope is to introduce BA in nurs-              BY DAVE PELTON
“ I think it's super because there is       ing in 2007 and to keep our students
such a demand, so increasing the            here for the four years,” said
facilities will increase the number of      Bookhalter.                              November 21 the Students' Association
                                                                                     successfully coordinated the fourth
  Robbins Health Learning Centre Facts                                               annual Bowl-A-Rama fundraiser for the
                                                                                     Adopt-A-Family program on campus.
 Owner: Grant MacEwan College               Engineers                                The very successful event netted
 Location: North east corner of             Mechanical: Stantec Consulting           $5,078.20, to be distributed in coming
 104 Ave. and 109 St.                       Electrical: Stantec Consulting           weeks to those most in need. The
                                                                                     turnout was excellent. With 24 teams
 Occupants: MacEwan’s School                Landscape Architect: Carlyle +
                                                                                     paying the registration fees and 17 doing
 of Nursing, and other health               Associates                               additional fundraising, each group came
 related programs                           Information Technology: Bell             up with nearly $300 in donations. Most
 Occupancy: 2000 students (Full             Gross Building Area:                     impressive were the Son Flowers, a
 Learning Equivalents), and 300                 Parkade Level 5,980 m2               team of non-students that raised $1  ,090.
 faculty, administration and                      Main Floor 4,040 m2                Team captain of the Son Flowers, and                                                                         JUSTIN BENKO/ INTERCAMP

 non-academic staff                                2nd Floor 5,030 m2                third time participant, Renee Peevey          Team Jen (left) and Team Tanya captains square off for the Residence
 Building spaces: Classrooms,                      3rd Floor 4,800 m2                believes strongly in the mission of Adopt-    Challenge Cup at Bowl-A-Rama Nov. 21
 Nursing Labs, Student Study                       4th Floor 4,030 m2                A-Family. As a single mother she experi-
                                                                                     enced the pressures of getting Christmas      sible for raising all the money,” said    Team Gutter Fingers, a group of
 Rooms, Lounges and                                5th Floor 3,360 m2                                                              Madsen.                                   Insurance and Risk Management stu-
                                                                                     together every year - and knows how
 Community Space, Faculty and                    Total Area 27,240 m2                hard it can be for students. “I took my       Adopt-A-Family was started at             dents, won the event. Rhianne
 Administration Offices, Food                                                        lunch hours to talk to everybody I know       MacEwan in 1990 and has seen numer-       LaRocque, team captain, scored 363
 Services, Building Support                 Building Height: Five storeys            about what Adopt-A-Family is,” said           ous fundraisers this year. The SA hopes   with an impressive six strikes in a row.
 Underground Parkade: 121                   Design Build Cost: $55 million           Peevey.                                       to raise $10,000 through Edmonton         For the first year ever Bowl-O-Rama had
 parking stalls                             Construction Start: Nov. 14,             “It's very dear to my heart. Kids got to      Eskimo ticket sales, the Whack-Damn       the residence challenge cup. Two teams
 Builder: Clark Builders                    2005                                     have Christmas,” Said Daniel Eggert, VP       Golf Tournament, Adopt-A-Painting Art     from residence made up of RA's and
                                            Construction Complete: July,             Finance for the SA, as he threw a fastball    Show and donations from college           students took up the challenge. Team
                                                                                     through the five-hole in pursuit of the big   departments and private individuals.      Tanya and Team Jen went head to head,
 DESIGN TEAM                                2007
                                                                                     numbers. Ben Madsen, a second year            Students may apply for funding through    but in the end Team Jen was just too
 Architect: Kasian Architecture             Open for Classes: September,                                                           the Student Resource Centre, or may be    powerful and won the cup firmly
                                                                                     Bachelor of Arts student and member of
 Interior Design and Planning Ltd.          2007                                     the Peer Support team was pleased to          referred by MacEwan staff. The deadline   entrenching themselves in the annals of
 Structural: Read Jones                     Sustainability: LEED Silver              be out bowling for his first time. “Teams     for applications is the first week of     history as the inaugural Residence chal-
 Christoffersen Consulting                  Certification                            are great. You don't have to be respon-       December.                                 lenge cup champions.
Editor: Cassandra Kyle,                                                      INTERCAMP                                                                                             November 24, 2005

Open your Eye to dance
       BY CASSANDRA KYLE                      in his mind for a long time, and when he     she was a girl, but always ended up
                ARTS EDITOR                   saw me dancing, he felt it was the time,”    quitting because it just didn’t feel right.
                                              said Gregoire.                               Then at the age of 16, she took her first
                                              The character in Eye, Gregoire               dance class.
What: Brian Webb Dance Company                explains, is an androgynous one, a           “When I took my first dance class… I
presents Lucie Gregoire                       being with characteristics from both         felt it was there in the dance,” Gregoire
Where: John L. Haar Theatre                   sexes.                                       said, “I couldn’t tell what it was, but it
When: Nov. 25 & 26, 8 p.m.                    “I knew it was going in the direction that   was there in the dance.”
Cost: $15 for Students                        every person has male and female in          Since that time Gregoire has travelled
                                              them,” Gregoire said about the dance.        to New York City and Montreal to study
Edmonton’s own Brian Webb Dance               “I’m very interested in the Japanese         and practice in the art form, and then
Company is bringing Montreal native           point of view for contemporary life,”        moved on to travel the globe and give
Lucie Gregoire to the River City to per-      said Brian Webb, who is bringing             performances in several different cities.
form her work, Eye.                           Gregoire to Edmonton. “I think this          Gregoire has known Webb for many
Eye, was choreographed for Gregoire           piece [Eye] presents that very dynami-       years, and as she explains, they are
by Japanese Butoh dancer Yoshito              cally. Lucie is a French Canadian who        good friends.
Ohno while she was spending time in           obviously is interested in that too.”        “Brian,” Gregoire said, “I know him (for)
Japan in 2003.                                Gregoire has been a professional             a long time. He supports my work.”
Gregoire originally went to Japan to          dancer since she went to France at the       This is Gregoire’s second time perform-
work on group and solo pieces when            age of 22 in 1978 to begin a dance           ing in Edmonton. In addition to her
she began taking classes with respect-        company there with a director and            Friday and Saturday night shows at the
ed international dancer Ohno. Soon            another dancer. Although she has             John L. Haar Theatre, she will also be
their friendship grew and within the          made dancing her life for many years,        teaching students at Grant MacEwan
three weeks she was in the country, she       she was not always interested in that        College.
spent 10 days choreographing Eye              type of movement.                            For more information about the show,
with Ohno.                                    “I’ve always needed to move,” she said.      or to buy tickets go to www.tixon-                                                                                      SUPPLIED / INTERCAMP
“He (Ohno) said that he’d had the dance       Gregoire took up playing sports when                                  Lucie Gregoire in Eye.

Explore your opera options with pizza toppings
Membership to club opens opera door to students
                                                                                                                                                                                            season has three unique, but powerful
       BY CASSANDRA KYLE                                                                                                                                                                    pieces. The first show, Filumena, is
                ARTS EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                                            the story of the last, and only, woman
                                                                                                                                                                                            hung in Alberta.
What: Filumena                                                                                                                                                                              The story is about 22-year-old
Where: The Jubilee Auditorium                                                                                                                                                               Filumena Lassandro, an Italian immi-
When: Nov. 26, 29 and Dec. 1                                                                                                                                                                grant stuck in a loveless marriage.
Cost: $26.75 - $1 15.25, or free with                                                                                                                                                       When she gets caught in a love affair
Explorer’s Club membership.                                                                                                                                                                 and a bootlegging scheme is uncov-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ered life begins to take a turn for the
Let’s face it; going to the opera isn’t the                                                                                                                                                 worse.
first thing on our to-do list. It’s hidden                                                                                                                                                  After the shooting death of a police
there underneath organizing your                                                                                                                                                            officer, Filumena is sentenced to hang
photo albums and making a birthday                                                                                                                                                          near what is now Fort Saskatchewan.
card for your great aunt.                                                                                                                                                                   There are still tales of her ghost haunt-
The opera seems to be something                                                                                                                                                             ing the site today, her specter a
everyone wants to try, but there just                                                                                                                                                       reminder of her needless death.
isn’t enough peer pressure to give it a                                                                                                                                                     Edmonton Opera’s second and third
try. You tell your friends you want to                                                                                                                                                      showcases are Bluebeard’s Castle &
go, but secretly you’d rather not.                                                                                                                                                          Erwartung and the famous La
The Edmonton Opera is trying to                                                                                                                                                             Boheme.
change all that.                                                                                                                                                                            Tickets to the Opera can cost upwards
For the past seven years, the                                                                                                                                                                    15,
                                                                                                                                                                                            of $1 averaging around about $80
Edmonton Opera has been trying to                                                                                                                                                           per person. Those prices do not
attract a younger crowd through The                                                                                                                                                         include refreshments.
Explorers Club, a membership with                                                                                                                                                           With such an exciting line-up of
the Edmonton Opera, but with a lot of                                                                                                                                                       operas, Deck says that the
benefits.                                                                                                                                                                                   2005/2006 season is definitely the
A $40 Explorers Club membership                                                                                                                                                             one to check out. “It really is bigger
will get you one free ticket to one of                                                                                                                                                      and better this year,” Deck said.
the three operas this season. The                                                                                                                                                           Why not put some class into your life
other two tickets can be bought at a                                                                                                                                                        outside of the college? If nothing else,
price of $20 each. The membership                                                                                                                                                           going to the opera will impress your
will also get you discounts at The                                                                                                                                                          boss and your girlfriend’s/boyfriend’s/
Citadel Theatre, Funky Pickle Pizza,                                                                                                                                                        your parents. The only catch is that
Savoy, and Starbucks, just to name a                                                                                                                                                        you must be between the ages of
few.                                                                                                                                                                                        18-29.
A membership holder can also take                                                                                                        TRUDIE LEE, COURTESY OF CALGARY OPERA / SUPPLIED   Explorers Club memberships can be
free courses about opera through the                                                                                                                                                        purchased at The Winspear's box
                                              Laura Whalen as Filumena and David Pomeroy as Stefano.                                                                                        office, or by calling 429-1000.
University of Alberta’s Opera
Extension course.                             right, the Edmonton Opera wants to           Deck of the Edmonton Opera; “I think           program has been running, member-                 Filumena is playing at the Jubilee
The big draw: Explorers Club mem-             feed you and booze you up for $40.           a lot of people find it scary and intimi-      ship rates keep doubling from the year            Auditorium Nov. 26, 29, and Dec.1;
bers get free beer and pizza during the       “There really are a lot of stereotypes       dating, but it really isn’t.”                  before.                                           tickets can be purchased at the same
intermission of performances. That’s          around it (the opera),” said Michelene       Deck said that in the seven years the          This year, The Edmonton Opera’s                   locations.
INTERCAMP     November 24, 2005                                                                        Arts                                                                                                    7

Wayne Lee: The 'Sexy, yet
appropriate' Hip-Notist

Who: Wayne Lee, the Hip-Notist
When: Thursday, Nov. 24. 5 p.m.
Where: City Center Campus Cafeteria
Cost: $5 in advance or $3 in advance
with a food donation at the SAM center
or any SA Office. Must be 18+

When can you get energy, laughter,
music and a chance to laugh at your
friends as they chicken dance their way
across a stage all in one room? Only at
Wayne Lee’s Hip-Notist show at
MacEwan's City Centre Campus on
Nov. 24.
Lee, often headlined as “Canada’s
Crown Prince of Entertainment and
Empowerment,” developed an interest
in hypnotism in his late teens, and within
a few years it was something he did reg-
ularly as a hobby. Lee’s day job at that
time was working as a junior high school
teacher, but hypnotism was always
something he felt compelled to be
involved in. Eventually he took the first
step into making his hobby a career and
has had enormous success.
As a hypnotist and entertainer, Lee has
performed over 2,000 shows in just
over 10 years. He has performed at
seminars, corporate functions, private
                                                                                                                 SUPPLIED / INTERCAMP
sessions and entertainment shows, not
to mention the release of several self-      Wayne Lee: over 2,000 shows and counting.
hypnosis life coaching CD’s and a book of    Lee said.                                   “We've had cases where people tried to
meaningful and inspirational acronyms.       There are, of course, other job perks       take the show to the next level,” Lee
“Hypnosis, is a process where people         that come with being a hypnotist.           said, “we once had a woman try to actu-
are guided into a state of relaxation men-   Lee said that he manages to get free        ally take off her clothes, rather than just
tally and physically. They are then open     drinks during his show; and that he can     pretend to. Obviously, we had to
to suggestions put forward by the hyp-       easily make girls fall for him while they   rephrase that particular suggestion.”
notist,” Lee said.                           are hypnotized.                             This Hip-notist leaves the audience in a
While this practice can lead to exciting     If you’ve never seen a hypnotist in         good mood from all the comedy, but
shows, it can also help people with quit     action, be prepared for a stunning dis-     also with a positive message. “I try to
smoking, gain confidence and improve
                                             play of energy, innovation and excite-
                                             ment. People get the opportunity to
                                                                                         help people believe in themselves,” said
                                                                                         Lee.,“students should know that there is
                                                                                                                                                       FREE MOVIES
“I love entertaining people and being on     impersonate celebrities, encounter          more to these shows than just entertain-
stage, but I also enjoy giving them pow-     imaginative adversaries and dance in        ment. It's about transformation and            Every week this year Intercamp, along with Metro Cinema, is giving away
erful messages about themselves and          sexy, yet appropriate, ways.                empowerment. It can change their               two double passes a week at a different campus. This week, the first two
helping them reach their full potential.”    Sexy, yet appropriate?                      lives.”                                        SOUTH CAMPUS students to come into the SA OFFICE win double passes.
8                                                                                 Arts                                                                                     November 24, 2005   INTERCAMP

      Cassie’s Calendar Goldfish, Gold Girl, Gold Play
                  November 24-30                                           BY JODIE MCKAGUE

    Thursday Nov. 24               Victory Lounge tonight
                                                                   What: Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
    He puts the 'hip' in 'hypno-   with Wintersleep and
                                                                   When: Through Dec. 4
    sis,' Wayne Lee performs       Slyvie. Tickets are $10 in      Where: The Roxy Theatre, 10708 1 St.
    tonight at the CCC cafete-     advance, doors open at 8        Cost: $18-$22, purchase by calling 420-
    ria. Get your tickets at the   p.m.                                ,
                                                                   1757 or buy online at www.tixon-
    SAM Center or any SA                                 
    office.                        Sunday Nov. 27
                                                                   Morris Panych’s Governor General
                                   Ok, I'm officially on the
                                                                   award-winning play, Girl in the Goldfish
    Friday Nov. 25                 bandwagon. Watch the            Bowl, is an insightful and moving story
    The Uncas are playing at       Edmonton Eskimos attempt        about loss of innocence and youth. The
    The Sidetrack Café tonight.    at winning the Grey Cup         story is seen through the eyes of Iris, an
    This is the last time you      today. They're playing          eccentric and efervecent10-year-old girl,
    will be able to see them at    against Montreal in             brought to life in a brilliant performance by
                                                                   actor Caroline Livingstone.
    the venue before it closes     Vancouver (confused yet?)
                                                                   The play is set in 1962, during the height
    at the end of the year.        Game starts at 3:30 p.m.        of the Cuban Missile Crisis. While most of
    Grab your spurs and go!        on CBC.                         the world lives in constant fear of nuclear
    Tickets are $10 at the door,                                   destruction, Iris spends her days grieving
    show starts at 8p.m.           Monday Nov. 28                  the recent death of her beloved goldfish,
                                                                                                                                                                                         SUPPLIED / INTERCAMP
                                   Ok, you've had a very busy      Ahmed, and outwitting Miss Rose (Linda
                                                                   Grass), her flamboyant alcoholic god-           Looking vogue in The Goldfish Bowl.
    Friday Nov. 25                 weekend. Take today to
                                                                   mother who lives upstairs.                      childhood.                                     innocence, through the use of creative
    This Friday is too cool for    relax and be responsible,       At first, the little girl’s advanced vocabu-    With child-like faith, she invites him back    sound and lighting techniques, and a
    just one show. Priestess is    whatever that means to          lary, endless questions, and insightful         to her home, and the bizarre events that       wonderfully whimsical set design.
    playing with Whitey            you. (Happy Birthday            observations present her as an over-            follow take the audience on a dreamlike        Out of Panych’s distinguished repertoire
    Houston and Dead City          Grandpa. I love you!)           achieving smarty-pants; but as the story        adventure full of laughter, hope and           of more than twenty-five works written
    Serpents at The Victory                                        unravels, and the fragile relationship of       despair.                                       for the stage, this is said to be Panych's
                                                                   her emotionally defunct parents (George         What makes this play so approachable is        saddest but most accessible play. It has
    Lounge tonight. Tickets are    Tuesday Nov. 29
                                                                   Szilagyi and Cathy Derkach) is exposed, it      the accuracy Panych exhibits in capturing      opened at theatres throughout Canada,
    $10 in advance, doors open     Cheap movie night!! Don't       becomes apparent how desperate Iris is          the spectrum of emotions involved in the       the United States, Europe, Asia,
    at 8 p.m. Decisions, deci-     go see something stupid.        to maintain order in her dysfunctional          loss of childhood. From the opening            Australia, and New Zealand. The
    sions, decisions….                                             world as she tries to keep her parents’         scene, Panych wins over his audience           Edmonton native started his writing
                                   Wednesday Nov. 30               marriage from falling apart.                    with quickly paced scenes and quirky           career as a student in NAIT’s Radio and
    Saturday Nov. 26               What happens on                 When Iris discovers Mr. Lawrence                characters, which add a playful relief to      Television Arts program and went on to
                                                                   (Clinton Carew) an amnesiac drifter on          the sadness brooding underneath the            get his BFA in Creative Writing at the
    How do they keep their         Wednesdays that's interest-
                                                                   the beach near her house, she is con-           story's comedic façade.                        University of British Columbia. Today,
    whites so white? The Ladies    ing? Lost is on tonight, I'll   vinced he is the reincarnation of her gold-     Additionally, Theatre Network director         Panych makes his home in Toronto,
    and Gentlemen play at The      be watching it, will you?       fish, sent to rescue her family and keep        Bradley Moss captures the surreal and          where he is an active member of the city’s
                                                                   her from drifting further from the safety of    dreamlike characteristics of Iris’ fall from   arts community.
INTERCAMP   November 24, 2005   Arts   9
10      Arts                             I                                                             November 24, 2005     NTERCAMP

     Abbedam’s Balm in Gilead shakes the soul
                                              nity since Abbedam's creation in 1995.         in hours, they sleep together. At the
             BY LAURIE WANG
                                              Directed by Nicky Renault, Balm in             same time, Joe is caught in a drug deal,
                                              Gilead gives audiences a glimpse of the        and is frantically holding onto life by the
                                              lives of hustlers, prostitutes, drifters,      end of the rope.
     Abbedam Productions' Balm in Gilead      transvestites and junkies who hang             The large size of this cast and crew is
     by Lanford Wilson fills the somewhat     around a coffee shop in New York.              equally matched, if not surpassed, by its
     small Second Play Space at the Timms     Wilson’s Balm in Gilead is different from      talent. It takes a lot of skill and ability to
     Centre for the Arts with music, quick    the typical play. With up to 25 charac-        choreograph such a huge cast on such a
     dialogue and an enormous amount of       ters on stage talking all at once, it might    small stage, and it is done well.
     talent.                                  be difficult to understand everything that     Amazing performances by Scott
     Abbedam Productions is an extra-cur-     is going on at first, some may find it         Danelesko as Fick and Nikolai Witschl as
     ricular production company made up of    rather confusing, but after getting used       Dopey cannot go unnoted. And with
     BA, BA Honours, BEd and MA stu-          to bits of conversations bolting from left,    metal pots for drums, the band’s musical
     dents from the University of Alberta.    right and centre stage, the performance        talent did not cease to shine through a
     The name "Abbedam" is an anagram of      proves to be worthwhile.                       dreary New York day.
     the letters BA, BEd, and MA. This com-   The story takes place in the span of 24        “There is a balm in Gilead to make the
     pany seeks to build community among      hours and centers around Joe, a street         wounded whole. There is a balm in
     students and provide performance         kid trying to make a living. Joe (Jonathan     Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.” This
     opportunities. It has been giving stu-   Durynek) meets Darlene (Andrea                 Balm in Gilead may not heal any wounds
     dents stage experience in the drama      Steen), a naïve girl who is new to the         or sins, but it certainly gives Abbedam a
     department and greater theatre commu-    city. Their attraction is instant and, with-   healthy name.

                                                                                                               CASSANDRA KYLE / INTERCAMP
     Jonathan Durwnek and Andrea Steen perform in Abbedam’s Balm in Gilead.

                                                 Job Opportunities
                                                     Customer Service Clerks Required

                                   MacEwan Bookstores is accepting applications to fill customer
                                   service clerk positions in our stores. These positions will be
                                   responsible for point of sale functions during our peak selling sea-
                                   son, and assist with the stocking and shelving of merchandise on
                                   the sales floor.

                                   Applicants should have previous experience working in a retail
                                   environment, be able to lift and move heavy boxes of textbooks
                                   and above all possess excellent customer service skills.

                                   Candidates must be available to work a variety of day, evening and
                                   weekend shifts. Please indicate your availability for December
                                   2005 and January 2006 when applying.

                                   Resumes should be submitted by December 2, 2005 to the atten-
                                   tion of Terri Ellis, Sales Supervisor, City Centre Bookstore,
                                   FAXED to 497-5816 or emailed to No phone
                                   calls please.
INTERCAMP   November 24, 2005                                                                Arts                                                                 11
                                                                                                                             Comes with arts and stuff in the middle.

               NEW MUSIC
                           NEW MUSIC
                                NEW MUSIC
                                      NEW MUSIC

                                 Recorded in an old school house, and          album.
                                 produced by Canada’s great Hawksley           O’Brien’s first single, “Sing This Song,”
                                 Workman, Jeen O’Brien’s sophomore             kicks the collective asses of all the other
                                 album, Sixties, is dirty and lovely and       female vocalists on the radio today,
                                 beautiful.                                    with the exception of one Ms. Emily
                                 O’Brien has a voice like an angel, when       Haines.
                                 she wants it to be. Other times it’s hard,    “Guilty as Gold” is my personal favorite,
                                 unforgiving, intimidating and, when she       but I’m not going to give away the
                                 feels like it, back to sweet and sultry.      details of the story; you’ll have to listen
                                 Sixties, is an album full of well-written,    to it yourself. Trust me, you won’t
                                 well-recorded songs. The lyrics are           regret it.
                                 meaningful and personal, and yet seem
                                 to transcend the barriers of sex, age         By Cassandra Kyle
            Jeen O’Brien         and mood.
               Sixties           O’Brien is, in a way, a female version of
            SoStarStruck         Hawksley Workman. The comparison
                                 makes sense since he produced Sixties,
              ✪✪✪✪               and played several instruments on the

                                 KT Tunstall’s debut album, Eye to the         doesn’t shout out that it’s different, it
                                 Telescope, is a perfect example of real       just is. It’s happy sometimes and some-
                                 writing. It makes lyrical sense; it flows     times it explores different realms of
                                 beautifully and sounds great.                 emotion but all an all Tunstall puts
                                 Looking at Tunstall’s album cover, a sus-     together a wonderful first album. It’s
                                 picion may creep over you; that her           accessible to youth and still perfect for
                                 music will sound generic and repetitive       anyone of any age category to take a lis-
                                 much like many popular female artists.        ten to. If you would like to find out
                                 However, Tunstall’s got something on          more about Tunstall or to take a listen
                                 Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson.             to a sampler of her new songs take a
                                 Her Celtic/rock /jazzy sound and              look at her myspace account:
                                 insightful lyrics don’t leave the listener
                                 begging for individuality or give you         It’s worth the buy and definitely worth
          KT Tunstall            that dirty feeling of being generic that      checking out.
      Eye to the Telescope       you get after listening to Avril or Ashley.
              EMI                Tunstall’s breed of music makes one           By Teela Uffelman
                                 want to create an interpretive dance or
             ✪✪✪✪✪               do something completely original. It
Editor: Michael Duncan,                                                          INTERCAMP                                                                                  November 24, 2005

                                                                                                   Griffin experience leads
                                                                                                   to early season success
                                                                                                                                            rience with a good mixture of younger      difference between the ACAC and the
                                                                                                         BY MICHAEL DUNCAN
                                                                                                                                            players. The Griffins have seven first-    CIS.
                                                                                                                                            years and two fourth-years.                “There’s easy games and harder
                                                                                                                                            After the series against NAIT,             games in our first semester,” Kylie
                                                                                                   The MacEwan women’s volleyball           MacEwan is expecting to play the top       said. “When you play CIS every game
                                                                                                   team is in first-place in the ACAC       teams of the ACAC South as well as         is a harder game.”
                                                                                                   North and hold an impressive record      the North in the power pool. The           Kylie says she came to MacEwan to
                                                                                                   going in to the 109 St. Challenge this   schedule should be released in early       play with her sister and that she is
                                                                                                   weekend against NAIT.                    January.                                   enjoying the experience. There does-
                                                                                                   “NAIT's another team we're battling      The 2005-2006 edition of the               n’t seem to be a rivalry between the
                                                                                                   to make sure we get to the power         MacEwan Griffins features a sister-        two siblings.
                                                                                                   pool,” head coach Ken Briggs said.       sister team consisting of fourth-year      “She’s pretty laid back,” Kylie said with
                                                                                                   “NAIT has a very experienced team, I     Kylie Berg and second-year Kaylan          a laugh about playing with her sister.
                                                                                                   mean, they have the best outside hit-    Berg.                                      “[Kaylan] will take whatever I say with
                                                                                                   ter in the league by statistics.”        Kaylan believes the team's ultimate        a grain of salt.”
                                                                                                   The Griffins came off a weekend          goal is to win provincials and go to       “We live together, we spend all our
                                                                                                   against King’s College in which          nationals but also said that the teams     time together. It’s more of a support
                                                                  TERRY EGGLESTON / INTERCAMP      MacEwan swept King’s at home on          they will play in the power pool will be   system than a rivalry,” Kylie added.
A Griffin player serves as teammates look on Nov. 18.                                              Nov. 18, 3-0. It was a different story   tougher.                                   Kaylan says she is learning a lot about
                                                                                                   on Nov. 19, at King's. MacEwan           “The games are, obviously, a lot more      college volleyball from her older sister.

An ace of a weekend                                                                                eventually won the match 3-2, coming
                                                                                                   from a 2-1 set difference.
                                                                                                   MacEwan was ranked second nation-
                                                                                                                                            competitive,” Kaylan said. “Practices
                                                                                                                                            are more focused on game-play and
                                                                                                                                            getting results.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       “She's always been sort of like my
                                                                                                                                                                                       The Griffins next home game is a big
                                                                                                   ally going into the weekend against      Kylie, the older Berg sister, has ACAC     one against the Ooks on Nov. 26. The
Players excited to play in front of packed                                                         King’s. The team is loaded with expe-    and CIS experience. She notes the          game will start at 5 p.m.
gym as 109 St. challenge approaches
       BY TERRY EGGLESTON                       Overall, from the stands at least, the
                STAFF WRITER                    men performed amazingly well in
                                                achieving the big win. The team is
                                                ranked eighth overall in Canada and
As the ladies had a commanding victo-           has a good feeling about getting to
ry over the Kings Eagles, the Men’s             nationals this year.
Griffs had a little more difficulty but still   The big story that the guys are really
pushed through for a 3-0 set win                excited about is the upcoming 109 St.
Friday night at home.                           Challenge against NAIT on Nov. 26.
“We did it the hard way,” head coach            Allen and Proudfoot exhibited their
Brad Bell said when asked his thoughts          excitement for the challenge Saturday
on the game. “It’s one of those situa-          night.
tions that we're glad we won the game           “I like it, I like it a lot. It’s going to be an
but we know we have a lot to work on.”          awesome game because NAIT is
The big concern for the coach and the           ranked second, and I just can't wait to
players over the game appeared to be            play in front of all of these fans,” Allen
serving but when in control, they were          started out and Proudfoot replied with,
good to score. “We came out with a              “I love the crowd. I can’t wait to play in
pretty good win considering we missed           front of a packed gym.”
23 serves out of however many we                The volleyball games take place at
hit.”                                           NAIT on Nov. 25 and at MacEwan on
Chase Allen and player of the game              Nov. 26. Schools get points for fan
Craig Proudfoot had the same thoughts           attendance so come out and get the
on their performance in the game.               spirit pumped up. The women’s game
                                                                                                                                                                                                       TERRY EGGLESTON / INTERCAMP
“We played pretty well but what it all          starts at 5 p.m. and the men’s game
comes down to is serving,” Allen said.          starts at 7 p.m. on Nov. 26.                       Jennifer Covelli and Kaylan Berg wait at the net as a teammate serves Nov. 18.
INTERCAMP   November 24, 2005                                                        Sports                                                                                                           13

                                                                           Men split with
                                                                           Thunder  BY TODD PRUNER
                                                                                                                        played better than us.”                    Josaphat had 16 points, seven
                                                                                                                        On Friday, Nov. 18, the Griffins beat      rebounds and one assist.
                                                                                                                        the Thunder 80-78, it was the              With about five minutes left in the first
                                                                                                                        Thunder's first loss of the season.        half, the Concordia Thunder had a 31-
                                                                           The MacEwan Griffins men's basket-           The Thunder are now 9-1 on the sea-        23 lead over the Griffins.
                                                                           ball team had their five-game winning        son.                                       The Griffins were able to narrow the
                                                                           streak ended by the Concordia                There wasn't much doubt about the                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                                   gap to four points at 31-27 but the
                                                                           Thunder Nov. 19.                             star of the game was.                      Thunder wouldn’t let their lead slip
                                                                           In just their second loss of the season,     Michael Szynkowski, local second-          away.
                                                                           the Thunder beat the Griffins 90-76.         year forward for the Thunder, scored       The score was shortly 42-31 and when
                                                                           Griffins head coach Darrell Cleave said      34 points.                                 the teams went to their respective
                                                                           he was pretty disappointed with his          He was 14 for 18 from the field includ-    locker rooms at halftime, it was 44-34
                                                                           team.                                        ing two three-pointers, and had eight      for the Concordia Thunder.
                                                                           “They were selfish,” Cleave added.           defensive rebounds.                        The closest the Griffins were able to
                                                                           “They didn't show any leadership.”           “They out rebounded us. That was a         come in the second half was within
                                                                           With the loss, the Griffins fall to 8-2 on   big factor,” Wiebe added. “We never        four points, a feat they accomplished
                                                                           the season, two points behind the            had any second-chance points.”             two times.
                                                                           Concordia Thunder for first place in         Szynkowski scored more than a third        The Thunder extended their lead in the
                                                                           the ACAC North.                              of the points for the Thunder and was      last few minutes to 90-76 for their
                                                                            The Griffins leading scorer on the sea-     the player of the game for the             ninth win of the season.
                                                                           son, third-year guard Zenon Wiebe,           Thunder.                                   The Griffins now have a home-and-
                                                                           thought it was simple why his team           Robens Josaphat, second-year for-          home against NAIT. MacEwan is at
                                             PAUL LETOURNEAU / INTERCAMP
                                                                           lost.                                        ward from Montreal, was the Griffins'      home on Nov. 25 and at NAIT on
The Grifffins had a tough night underneath the hoop Nov. 19.               “We battled hard,” Wiebe said. “They         player of the game.                        Nov. 26.

Women show grit in close win vs. Concordia
                                                                                                                        In the standings, the Griffins are tied    but wouldn't take any credit for the
                                                                                    BY TODD PRUNER
                                                                                                                        with King's University College and just    team's success.
                                                                                                                        two points behind the Concordia for        “It was more of a team effort than indi-
                                                                                                                        first in the ACAC North.                   vidual,” Reaney said.
                                                                           The MacEwan Griffins women's bas-            A few minutes into the first half, the     The up and down play in the game con-
                                                                           ketball team held on to their narrow         Concordia Thunder jumped out to a          tinued when the Thunder took the lead
                                                                           lead at the end of the game Nov. 19.         20-10 lead and it looked like they were    into halftime at 36-31.
                                                                           The Griffins beat the Concordia              going to continue where they left off in   Assistant coach Tim Lazaruk said he
                                                                           Thunder 66-60 after being down 60-           the Nov. 18 game.                          wasn't surprised at the amount of lead
                                                                           57 with about four minutes left in the       The Griffins were focused on getting       changes in the game because of how
                                                                           game.                                        back into the game though, not the dis-    good both teams are.
                                                                           The Griffins took the lead and never         appointment they suffered the night        The Griffins got the lead once in the
                                                                           looked back.                                 before.                                    second half, but the Thunder got it back
                                                                           “We played tough when we had to,”            “We really picked it up,” Penner said.     shortly after.
                                                                           said Griffins head coach Erhayat             They fought back to get with in five       Down 60-57 with about four minutes
                                                                           Ozcan.                                       points at 25-20, then kept the momen-      left in the game, the Griffins went on
                                                                           Cassie Penner, first-year wing, was the      tum going and went on a 9-0 run to tie     another 9-0 run to go 66-60.
                                                                           Griffins player of the game with 1    2      the game at 29-29.                         The Griffins play NAIT (0-9) on the
                                                                           points and nine rebounds.                    Shavaun Reaney, first-year Griffins        weekend, Friday (Nov. 25) at MacEwan
                                                                           On Nov. 18, the Thunder beat the             guard from Sherwood Park, was the          and Saturday (Nov. 26) at NAIT   .
                                                                           Griffins 67-61 at Concordia.                 instrumental player in tying the game      NAIT hasn't won a game, but the
                                                                           The Griffins' winless streak was             up.                                        Griffins aren't taking them lightly.
                                                                           extended to two games, their longest of      During the 9-0 run in the first half,      “We want to take it to them,” Penner
                                                                           the season.                                  Reaney had a steal, scored a three-        said.
                                             PAUL LETOURNEAU / INTERCAMP
                                                                           The Griffins' record improved to 7-3,        point shot, and drew two fouls for         The home-and-home with NAIT will be
                                                                           and the Concordia Thunder now stand          charging from the Concordia Thunder.       the last ACAC action the Griffins will
Lady Griffins in action Nov. 19.                                           at 8-2 after the weekend's games.            Reaney was the game's leading scorer,      have before the Christmas break.
14                                                                                       Sports/Comics                                                                 November 24, 2005   INTERCAMP

Griffins penalized for                                                                    GRIFFINS RESULTS
                                                                                              (For games Nov. 15-21)
                                                                                                                              Griffins’ Players of the Week
paperwork error                                                                          BASKETBALL
                                                                                         Men - MacEwan 80 - CUCA 78,
                                                                                                                                                                Male: Craig Proudfoot
                                                                                                                                                                Sport: Men's Volleyball
                                                                                         CUCA 90 - MacEwan 76                                                   Program: Arts
                                            had occurred. Instead of forfeiting          Women - CUCA 67 - MacEwan 61,                                          Games: vs. TKUC, Nov. 18 & 19
      BY MICHAEL DUNCAN                     four games, the league decided that a
              SPORTS EDITOR                                                              MacEwan 66 - CUCA 60                                                   Performance & Achievements:
                                            two game forfeit penalty was ade-            VOLLEYBALL                                                             Craig once again proved his
                                            quate.                                       Men - MacEwan 3 – TKUC 0 (25-                                          dominance in the ACAC by
The MacEwan men’s volleyball team is        With the two losses the Griffins still sit   23, 25-17 25-22), MacEwan 3 -
                                                                                                   ,                                                            leading The Griffins to two very
undefeated this year but forfeited          on top of a tight ACAC North division        TKUC 1 (25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-                                       important victories over King's
games on Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 for hav-       but have played two more games than          15)                                                                    this weekend. Craig amassed 29
ing an ineligible player.                   second-place NAIT and third-place            Women - MacEwan 3 – TKUC 0                                             kills, including 14 on Saturday,
ACAC executive director, Dr. Robert         Grande Prairie.                              (25-16, 25-18, 25-14), MacEwan 3                                       along with numerous digs, and
Day, confirmed Nov. 21 that                 The player who was left off the eligi-       - TKUC 2 (25-19, 12-25, 23-25,                                         aces and blocks. Craig is a true
MacEwan was penalized for having an         bility form is third-year Mike Olsen.        25-18, 15-12)                                                          leader on and off of the court.
ineligible player.                          Olsen was a late addition to the team        HOCKEY                             Craig Proudfoot.
The athletics department said it was        and that may have been the reason            Men - MacEwan 5 - BC 0,
an error in the paperwork and the sus-      why his paperwork was not in order.          MacEwan 6 - BC 2
pected player is actually eligible but he   “We have a system in the ACAC that           Women - RDC 2 - MacEwan 0,
was not listed on the eligibility form      protects teams in competition from           RDC 2 -MacEwan 0                   Female: Blythe Wurm
that was handed in to the ACAC.             bringing in players at the last minute       BADMINTON                          Sport: Women's Hockey
“It was an administrative mistake by        to play in a particular competition,”        Tournament #2 Rankings             Program: Golf Management
the coach, unfortunately,” Mark Mahl,       Mahl said. “The eligibility has to go        1 Mount Royal                      Game: vs. Red Deer Nov. 17 & 19
the MacEwan athletics director said.        through the registrar’s office, it also      2 Concordia                        Performance/Achievements:
“We reported it immediately.”               has to be done in a timely fashion.”         3 NAIT                             Although the Griffins came up
The Griffins are nationally ranked          The Griffins will have a crucial home-       4 MacEwan                          short vs. Red Deer College,
eighth by the CCAA and the two for-         and-home with NAIT over the week-            5 GPRC                             Goaltender Blythe Wurm kept her
feits should not hinder the team's          end with games on Friday night and           6 Red Deer College                 team in the games every step of
playoff goals. According to the ACAC        Saturday night. The team will then           - MacEwan sits fourth in overall   the way stopping 67 of 69 shots
rules, the team should have forfeited       break for finals and begin the second        rankings.                          and only allowing two goals.
every game they played with the ille-       half of the season in January.               CURLING (hosted by Concordia       Her performance has kept her as
gal player on the team but asked the        Saturday’s game will be the second           College)                           one of the top goaltenders in the
ACAC to take into consideration it was      chapter of the 109 St. challenge with        Men - 3rd place finish (5-3)       ACAC this year.
a mistake and that MacEwan reported         the money generated going to the MS          Mixed - 3rd place finish (4-2)                                         Blythe Wurm.
the mistake as soon as they realized it     Society.

Three Alien Angst                  by: Mark N. Barker

      Think you can fill this brown box with funny? Send your comics to
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