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					                                                       VOLUME XXXIII, Issue 8                                                               November , 2006
                             HANUKKAH:                                                            LORDS BASKETBALL:
                             Celebrating Jewish victory                                           Playing hard despite injuries
                             See PAGE 14                                                          See PAGE 37


DC/UOIT                                                                                Santa’s sleigh lands in Oshawa
cracks down
on smokers
By Pavan Sandhu                           said Hodgson. “The students are
Chronicle Staff                           complying.”
                                              Hodgson’s main focus is the front
   Smokers gathering around cam-          of the school at the main entrance
pus building entrances could soon         – which is the hot spot for many
be extinct as Durham College and          smokers.
UOIT have stepped up smoking en-              Trevor McDowell, a second-year
forcement.                                Environmental Technology student,
   As of Nov. 20 an enforcement of-       is a smoker and disagrees with the
ficer has been hired to patrol both       policy.
the college and university grounds            “Cars produce more chemicals,
and keep smokers 10 metres away           yet we drive them,” he said.
from building entrances.                      McDowell was asked by the en-
   Non-smokers often have to walk         forcement officer to move 10 feet
through the gauntlet of smokers           away from an entrance.
gathered around building entranc-             He believes that there should be
es just to enter the school, exposing     more establishments on campus to
them to second-hand smoke.                accommodate the smokers.
   Although signs are posted at en-           Many post-secondary institu-
trances prohibiting smoking, they         tions have adopted stricter smoking
often are ignored.                        rules and policies since the Smoke-
   Caleb Hodgson has been hired           Free Ontario Act came into effect in
specifically for this reason.             May 2006.
   “I ask them to back up and not to          If Durham College and UOIT be-
                                          come smoke-free, McDowell said he                                                                                                            Photo by Pavan Sandhu
smoke near buildings,” he said.
   Although he has encountered            would consider switching schools.
many students smoking near en-                “The second bars went smoke-             HOLIDAY HELLO: Oshawa residents crowded the sidewalks on Nov. 18 for the an-
trances, he says that they happily        free I stopped going,” he said.              nual Parade of Lights as floats, dancers, drummers and Santa Claus passed by.
oblige.
   “I haven’t run into any rebels yet,”             See SMOKERS Page 3                                                                                                          See STORY Page 12




Students hit the streets for food drive                                              By Robert Sudak
                                                                                                                              president Bilal Rabah of S.H.A.R.E.
                                                                                                                                 There were more then enough
                                                                                                                                                                       of campus clubs, such as S.H.A.R.E.,
                                                                                                                                                                       more food can be collected and a
                                                                                     Chronicle Staff                          students to help cover all the streets   lot more students can be helped.
                                                                                                                              that food donations had to be col-       All the donations will be made up
                                                                                        Blue bins have been placed all        lected from. Flyers were sent out        into food baskets, and students who
                                                                                     over the college and university to       to inform residents that students        signed up for donations at the Stu-
                                                                                     collect food donations, but students     from Durham College and UOIT             dent Centre will receive them.
                                                                                     took that approach a bit farther this    where coming by to collect food             At the beginning of the campaign
                                                                                     year and brought the cause right to      donations. With five shopping carts      donations were accepted, but later
                                                                                     Oshawa residents’ doorsteps.             and students split up into groups of     it was stopped because students
                                                                                        S.H.A.R.E. and the Student As-        three, over 200 houses were asked        weren’t expected to give both. Do-
                                                                                     sociation, in co-operation with The      to donate.                               nations that were collected will be
                                                                                     Kinsmen Club, RBC Financial and             The plan was: one group of stu-       given to the Kinsmen Club after the
                                                                                     Motorcity Saturn, have been col-         dents would take the north side of       end of the drive in December. All
                                                                                     lecting non-perishable food items        Niagara Street while the other took      excess food will be donated to the
                                                                                     to donated to under-privileged stu-      the south. The remaining groups          Salvation Army.
                                                                                     dents and families in Oshawa.            covered Dalhousie Crescent, Sheri-          “We had a meeting back in Au-
                                                                                        A group of 13 enthusiastic stu-       dan Street and McGill Court. With        gust, and we all thought it would be
                                                                                     dents went door to door on Nov. 21       the event starting at 7:30 p.m. and      a good idea to go to our neighbours
                                                                                     to collect food donations. With the      ending at 9 p.m., students worked        and collect food donations,” said
                                                                                     weather just at 0 degrees, and every     hard to cover all the houses.            Phillip McNelles, S.H.A.R.E. trea-
                                                                                     breath turning into clouds of smoke,        “A lot of students on campus go       surer and co-ordinator of this proj-
                                                                                     nothing could stop these students        hungry and people don’t know that        ect. “There are 60 to 80 families that
                                                                                     from accomplishing their goal.           this is a real problem,” said Rabah.     need assistance on campus. It could
                                                                                        Even when local law enforce-          “About 30 to 40 per cent of students     be someone you know in your class
                                                                                     ment stopped them, with one of the       at Durham College and UOIT face          or even someone you pass in the
                                                                                     officers threatening to place a few      this same problem every day.”            hallway.”
                                                                                     under arrest, than apologizing after        For the last 15 years Durham             Over 500 items of food were
                                                                                     realizing their mistake, not even that   College and the Kinsmen Club have        collected from Simcoe Residence,
                                                             Photo by Robert Sudak
                                                                                     brought down any of the students’        been working together to help stu-       South Village Residence and Ni-
                                                                                     spirits.                                 dents in need. The Kinsmen Club          agara Street. If any student wants to
CHEERFUL GIVERS: Durham College student Sabrina                                         “We e-mailed every club on cam-       assists with the planning, acquiring     sign up for a food basket, they can
Donoghue receives non-perishable food items for under-                               pus, plus an additional 650 e-mails      donations, packaging and deliver-        talk to Kathryn Bremner at the Stu-
privileged students and families in Oshawa.                                          looking for volunteers,” said vice-      ing the hampers. Now with the help       dent Centre.
2 The Chronicle                    November 28, 2006

          CAMPUS NEWS
Bordessa officially installed
By Pavan Sandhu and                                                                                                                                                      Patrick McNeil, chair of the
Jocelyn Nespiak                                                                                                                                                      board of governors, introduced the
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                      president.
    Ronald Bordessa smiled as he                                                                                                                                         “We spent several months de-
waited patiently to be officially                                                                                                                                    veloping a profile of what our presi-
crowned the president of the Uni-                                                                                                                                    dent should be like, then spent
versity of Ontario Institute of Tech-                                                                                                                                several more months reviewing
nology.                                                                                                                                                              applications and interviewing,” he
    It was the morning of Nov. 17,                                                                                                                                   explained. “Then discussing, delib-
and friends, family and guests gath-                                                                                                                                 erating, discussing, deliberating,
ered at Oshawa’s Jubilee Pavilion                                                                                                                                    discussing, deliberating, and finally
in Lakeview Park to celebrate this                                                                                                                                   making the ultimate perfect selec-
milestone in university history.                                                                                                                                     tion.”
    UOIT chancellor Lyn McLeod                                                                                                                                           Applause erupted from the
administered the oath of office.                                                                                                                                     crowd as Bordessa stepped up to
    “You are now formally to assume                                                                                                                                  the podium.
the function and office of the presi-                                                                                                                                    “Before the concrete notion of a
dent and vice-chancellor of the Uni-                                                                                                                                 university in Durham Region had
versity of Ontario Institute of Tech-                                                                                                                                flickered the public consciousness,
nology,” she said.                                                                                                                                                   it was already a flame for Dr. Gary
    Bordessa’s red gown was re-                                                                                                                                      Polonsky,” he said.
moved and replaced by the presi-                                                                                                                                         “Without his vision, UOIT could
dential blue gown.                                                                                                                                                   not have come to life as it has.”
    “I, Ronald Bordessa, commit my-                                                                                                                                      Bordessa’s goals carry the same
self to performing the duties of the                                                                                                                                 spirit as Polonsky’s once did. His
president,” he said.                                                                                                                                                 interest in the prosperity of the uni-
    Bev Oda, MP for Durham riding                                                                                                           Photo by Pavan Sandhu    versity and the success of students
and minister of Canadian Heritage       THE PRESIDENT’S NEW ROBES: UOIT president Ron Bordessa sits next to Chancellor Lyn                                           is endless.
and Status of Women, was among          McLeod at his installation. Bordessa is wearing his new ceremonial robes.                                                        “Our best hopes for the future of
the many guests who attended and                                                                                                                                     the world lie in places like UOIT,” he
spoke at the ceremony.                                                                                                                                               said. “In educational systems that
    The confidence she has in Bord-     half of Oshawa.                         as Durham’s president in Septem-             In 1969 Bordessa came to Can-           can bring the world back into equi-
essa was clear as she finished her         “Today marks a new a chapter         ber. She offered her congrats to          ada and joined the Geography de-           librium.”
speech.                                 in our city as Ron becomes presi-       Bordessa.                                 partment at York University. In 2001           UOIT is creating its own path
    “His leadership will guide UOIT     dent,” he said. “UOIT will continue         “With his impressive record, Ron      he became vice-president of aca-           and is quickly leaving its own trail,
in future years to recognition as one   to flourish and prosper under his       brings a powerful combination of at-      demic at Royal Roads University in         said McNeil.
of Canada’s leading post-secondary      presidency.”                            tributes and experience to the presi-     Victoria.                                      “Our new president, Dr. Ron
institutions.”                             Both Durham College and UOIT         dency,” said Myers. “I look forward          Bordessa was chosen after a             Bordessa, is the right person to lead
    Mayor John Gray was happy to        welcomed new presidents this year.      to UOIT further developing toward         comprehensive national search to           us down this path,” he said.
welcome the new president on be-        Leah Myers was officially installed     success and excellence.”                  lead the university into the future.



                                                                                                                                                                       Clubs
Calling men to end violence                                                                                                                                            get space
By Reka Szekely
Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                       to grow
    Tony Porter called on men to end
violence against women through a                                                                                                                                       By Reka Szekely
                                                                                                                                                                       Chronicle Staff
dynamic lecture last week.
    Porter is an internationally rec-                                                                                                                                      Starting in January, students
ognized activist who founded A                                                                                                                                         will have a little more space to
Call To Men, a group that aims to                                                                                                                                      call their own.
end sexism and violence against                                                                                                                                            That’s because three-quar-
women. In the past, he’s taken his                                                                                                                                     ters of the portable behind
message to the United States Mili-                                                                                                                                     the library will be allocated as
tary Academy at West Point and the                                                                                                                                     space for clubs and services
Naval Academy at Annapolis. He’s                                                                                                                                       such as the new women’s cen-
also been a presenter for the United                                                                                                                                   tre.
Nations Commission on the Status                                                                                                                                           Student Association presi-
on Women.                                                                                                                                                              dent Evan Muller-Cheng said
    His keynote speech was part of                                                                                                                                     the SA appealed to the ad-
several events organized for Vio-                                                                                                                                      ministration for more student
lence Against Women Awareness                                                                                                                                          space since none of the clubs
Month by Students Against Social                                                                                                                                       on campus have offices. The
Injustice (SASI).                                                                                                                                                      administration responded by
    “I know it won’t happen in my                                                                                                            Photo by Reka Szekely
                                                                                                                                                                       allocating space in the por-
lifetime, in my children’s lifetime …                                                                                                                                  table that was originally used
but I know some day we’ll end vio-      POINTING OUT THE FACTS: Tony Porter calls on an audience member as part of his in-                                             by the EllisDon construction
lence against women,” Porter said at    teractive presentation on ending violence against women.                                                                       company.
the beginning of his presentation.                                                                                                                                         About 10 offices will be
    About 120 people attended, and      what he calls well-meaning men,         raised and how the men in the room        school, every workplace and every
                                                                                                                                                                       available, though some of them
when polled by Porter, half of them     who do not abuse women and are          can raise their sons to end violence      household needs to see,” said Neil
                                                                                                                                                                       may be shared by more than
said they were from off-campus.         against violence against women.         against women.                            Hajhassan, president of the Muslim
                                                                                                                                                                       one club.
    They included Vernon White, the        “How is it there’s this many of us      Porter said men are collectively       Student Association and a fourth-
                                                                                                                                                                           Muller-Cheng said the SA
chief of Durham Regional Police         and that many of them? How is it        socialized to believe women have          year Criminology, Justice and Policy
                                                                                                                                                                       is still deciding how to allocate
Service, and representatives from       they get to perpetrate the harm that    less value. And fighting sexism is a      Studies student.
                                                                                                                                                                       the space, but they will look at
Durham’s women’s shelters.              they do?”                               key component in fighting violence           At the end of Porter’s lecture,
                                                                                                                                                                       which clubs reach out to stu-
    Though women’s voices are im-          Porter then worked with the          against women.                            Hajhassan and every other man at
                                                                                                                                                                       dents the most.
portant to Porter, his lecture is di-   group to find the answer to that           As a result, he said, law enforce-     the lecture answered Porter’s call
                                                                                                                                                                           “We can provide them the
rected at men. He frequently calls      question, looking at what he called     ment can’t end it, it has to be a soci-   to head to the front room and stand
                                                                                                                                                                       space to continue to do a good
on male audience members, asking        the man-box, which includes all         etal shift. White agreed.                 against violence against women as
                                                                                                                                                                       job on campus.”
them questions and challenging          the traditional images of manhood,         In his career, White estimates         a group.
                                                                                                                                                                           Some of the area will also
their perceptions. He turns his lec-    including how men deal with their       he’s answered at least 400 domestic          Porter asked SASI president
                                                                                                                                                                       be used to create more study
tures into conversations with his au-   emotions. When it comes to nega-        violence calls.                           Carolyn Saenz to say the final words
                                                                                                                                                                       space for students.
dience, moving between the aisles       tive emotions, men are often only          “By the time it gets to a police of-   because he believes accepting lead-
                                                                                                                                                                           The area will be open to stu-
and engaging the whole group.           allowed to experience one—anger.        ficer, it’s already happened 20 times,”   ership from women is essential to
                                                                                                                                                                       dents starting in January.
    Porter said that most men are          A good part of the presentation      he said.                                  moving forward.
                                        involved discussing how boys are           “This is something that every
                                                                                                                                           The Chronicle                      November 28, 2006                      3


                                                                            CAMPUS NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                    Advice for
Students build playground                                                                                                                                                           Durham
                                                                                                                                      videos and see pictures of the co-

Volunteers                                                                                                                            alition work as a team shoveling,
                                                                                                                                      building and putting together the
                                                                                                                                      playground for the kids of Oshawa.
                                                                                                                                                                                    president
recognized                                                                                                                                “It was a great opportunity for
                                                                                                                                      me to take part in building the play-
                                                                                                                                      ground,” said Melanie Barnett, a
                                                                                                                                                                                    By Chad Ingram
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chronicle Staff

for efforts                                                                                                                            second-year Office Administration
                                                                                                                                      student. “I still like to go back to the
                                                                                                                                      park and see how kids are liking it.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       About 40 Durham College stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                    dents assembled in lecture theatre
                                                                                                                                          The initiative is a worldwide pro-        C113 of the Gordon Willey Building
By Andrew Moore                                                                                                                       gram, with a few of the participating         last Monday to discuss the future of
Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                      countries across the globe being the          the school with president Leah My-
                                                                                                                                      United States, the Dominican Re-              ers.
    Kids will be kids.
                                                                                                                                      public, Sri Lanka and Africa.                    The town hall-style meeting,
    In the summer of 2006, more
                                                                                                                                          Durham Region was selected not            open to all students, was designed
than 60 students from Durham Col-
                                                                                                                                      only as a location, but as the official       to incorporate student input into
lege and UOIT worked collectively
                                                                                                                                      Canadian launch site as well.                 the administration’s strategic plan
with organizations and volunteers
                                                                                                                                          “This isn’t the last project, it’s only   for the next five years.
from around the region to form the
                                                                                                                                      the first,” said Contreras. “The bills             At least one student from each
Let Them Be Kids Coalition (LTBK).
                                                                                                                                      are paid and the park is built. We’re         of the college’s schools was pres-
Together, over the course of two
                                                                                                                                      going to get back out there.”                 ent, including one student from the
days, they built a children’s play-
                                                                                                                                          Supporters of the coalition in            Whitby campus.
ground at Oshawa’s Radio Park.
                                                                                                                                      Durham Region are Bell Canada,                   The president said she wants to
    On Nov.16 Penny Contreras, or-
                                                                                                                                      Dan Carter Productions, Metroland,            be realistic and focused about where
ganizer of the initiative, stopped by
                                                                                                                                      Durham Family Court Clinic, and               the college allocates its resources.
UOIT to give recognition to students
                                                                                                                                      Rogers Television.                               “There are two basic questions
who were involved with the project.
                                                                                                                                          Five local organizations were the         we are striving to answer,” she said.
    “It’s a good opportunity to raise                                                                        Photo by Andrew Moore
                                                                                                                                      co-ordinating committee for Dur-              “One is basically where we want to
visibility for UOIT,” said Contreras.
                                                                                                                                      ham Region: the City of Oshawa,               be in five years, and the second is
“It gets people working together in           ALL WORK AND NO PLAY: Over 60 UOIT and Durham Col-                                      Durham Social Services Depart-                what are the areas where Durham
the community.”                               lege students worked to build a children’s playground at
    Contreras handed out certifi-                                                                                                     ment, Durham Community Foun-                  College can become a leader?”
cates to students who participated
                                              Oshawa’s Radio Park.                                                                    dations, Durham Regional Police                  Students who missed the event
in the initiative for their outstanding                                                                                               Services and UOIT.                            can still check out http://www.dur-
                                              was a previous one that existed five        UOIT who played a key role in the               The project acts as a catalyst for        hamcollege.ca/strategicplanning
leadership and enthusiasm shown
                                              years ago. It was torn down due to          initiative. “It was the students that       future community activities, said             and have their voices heard.
during the construction of the play-
                                              gang activity and vandalism.                were the drive behind what hap-             Contreras. Plans to watch for may
ground.
                                                 “All I did was pass some informa-        pened at Let Them Be Kids.”                 include a Habitat For Humanity
    Although the playground was
built from the ground up, there
                                              tion along to a few students,” said
                                              Dan Walters, a practicum officer at
                                                                                              Students attending the recogni-
                                                                                          tion ceremony were able to watch
                                                                                                                                      project.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Smokers
TO police chief visits campus                                                                                                                                                       left out in
By Robert Sudak
Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                      communities. But with all these ac-
                                                                                                                                      complishments, there is still much
                                                                                                                                                                                    the cold
                                                                                                                                      work to be done and reaching out to
                                                                                                                                      the youth in Toronto is key to a safer        Continued from Page 1
    All those new crime shows on                                                                                                      city, he said
TV are putting people’s percep-                                                                                                           “We used to send police officers             Aaron Fisher, a second-year
tion of becoming a police officer                                                                                                     to high schools and elementary                Pharmaceutical Sciences student is
out of whack. In reality, a lot more                                                                                                  schools to teach students about vio-          also a smoker. He is against smok-
of a cop’s world is done behind the                                                                                                   lence and drug awareness,” he said.           ing rules at the school.
scenes, according to Toronto Police                                                                                                   “ But we found this wasn’t a very ef-            “I need a cigarette before I go
Chief Bill Blair.                                                                                                                     fective approach.”                            into tests and exams,” he said. “They
    On Nov. 22 third-year Criminol-                                                                                                       Students would be polite and              shouldn’t be able to ship us off and
ogy students had a visit from Blair.                                                                                                  listen to what the officers had to            send us to the streets.”
He came not to lecture students,                                                                                                      say, but never paid much attention.              Fisher blames the cold weather
but give them a better understand-                                                                                                    What officers started to notice, was          for much of the smoking near en-
ing of what the police are trying to                                                                                                  students began taking up leader-              trances.
achieve.                                                                                                                              ship roles in their school. Officers             “If it wasn’t so cold, I would go
    “Whenever I go to lecture police                                                                                                  talked to students and asked if they          out there and smoke,” he said.
officers, the first five rows are com-                                                                                                wanted to educate their school in                He pointed to the cigarette waste
pletely empty and the back rows                                                                                                       violence and drug awareness.                  bins located directly outside build-
are full,” said Blair. “It’s nice to see so                                                                                               The results were phenomenal,              ing entrances.
many students interested.”                                                                                    Photo by Robert Sudak   Blair said, citing an 80 per cent re-            “If they want us to smoke 10 me-
    Joining the Toronto police force                                                                                                  duction in violence and victimiza-            tres away, then they should place
in 1976, Blair has done his fair share        LAYING DOWN THE LAW: Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair                                    tion; officers stopped looking at             the bins 10 metres away,” he said.
of police work and worked about                                                                                                       students as the problem but as the               In the past the school has tried
                                              talks to third-year Criminology about his thoughts on po-
any job an officer could be assigned                                                                                                  solution.                                     many initiatives to reduce the expo-
                                              licing in today’s multicultural society.                                                                                              sure to second-hand smoke. Plac-
to. He told students that in order to                                                                                                     “Police in our country are the
reduce crime, police must strength-                                                                                                   most trusted force in the world. It           ing the waste bins further from en-
en their ties with the community              verse cities in the world. Half of the      groups to feel secure, thus creating        speaks to what kind of relationship           trances was one of them. However,
and work together as a whole.                 people here come from different             a new problem.                              that we have with the people of our           this just created more litter as many
    He said many people today see             places,” said Blair.                            One initiative being taken is as-       country. But that trust can go away           smokers continued to dispose of cig-
policing as it is shown on television.            With great enthusiasm Blair de-         signing teams of officers to differ-        like that,” said Blair, snapping his fin-     arette butts at campus entrances.
In fact, he said, about a fifth of an         clared it’s an exciting time to be a po-    ent neighbourhoods in Toronto.              gertips.                                         McDowell pointed out environ-
officer’s time is spent investigating.        lice officer. He said the force is hiring   These officers will be solely focused           According to Blair, the media             mental pollution and how that’s
The rest is spent problem solving,            officers who can speak the different        on that community, building rela-           markets violence, because that’s              dangerous.
working within the community and              languages of the city and get more          tionships with locals and getting to        what the people want to buy, and                 “You will breathe more pollution
resolving disputes..                          involved in the community.                  know the good people from the bad.          whatever good the police do, it’s not         walking from your car to the en-
    As well, police officers share                One issue that can become a             Since the program started, more             recognized. Toronto is the 13th most          trance,” he said.
many of the same challenges as                definite problem, Blair explained           people have come forward to help            violent city Canada, so it’s highly un-          The new policy is the start to-
new immigrants. Both have to learn            to students, is when a significant          the police in criminal investigations.      likely that the average person being          wards a smoke-free campus. In
and understand different cultures.            portion of the population feels like        With a 30 per cent drop in shoot-           a victim of a crime.                          the long run Durham College and
Blair said he is proud to see the city        they’re being treated unjustly be-          ings over the last year in the Greater          “I always remember a famous               UOIT hope to become smoke-free
of Toronto living in such peace and           cause of their ethnicity. He said they      Toronto Area, he said, this success         saying from Robert Peel,” he said.            campuses. In 2003 Dalhousie Uni-
harmony.                                      express their discomfort by remov-          was achieved not only by good po-           “The police are the public and the            versity became the first Canadian
    “Toronto is one of the most di-           ing themselves from society, and            lice work but by maintaining strong         public are the police.”                       post-secondary institution to be-
                                              creating their own identities and           relationships in the surrounding                                                          come smoke-free.
  4 The Chronicle                                    November 28, 2006




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Election reform could be reality
    Are single-member-plurality (aka
first-past-the-post) elections really
the most effective method for elect-
ing Ontario’s MPPs?
    This is a question being posed by
the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly on
Electoral Reform.
    Comprised of 103 randomly-se-
lected members (one for each of the
province’s electoral constituencies)
and an appointed chairperson, the
assembly is currently in the process
of educating Ontarians on its goal,
and how they can get involved.
    All Ontarians are being urged to
share their opinions through either
written submissions or oral presen-
tations to the assembly. Its findings
will be published in a report in May
2007. If it recommends a change,
the provincial government has
promised to put the issue to a refer-
endum.
    Margo Bath, a professor at Dur-
ham College, has been chosen as
a member of the assembly. An in-
formation meeting on campus was
held in the Gordon Willey Building
last week.
    This process is a unique opportu-
nity for citizens to shape the way On-
tario does democracy. Because it is
a decision that will affect the future
of the province’s political landscape,
it’s especially pertinent for students
and young people to get off their
apathetic asses and take advantage
of this extraordinary situation.
    How many of the world’s citizens
are ever given a chance like this?
    What we have here is an extreme-
ly rare opportunity to decide how
elections work, to decide what kind
of province we want to live in.
    So here’s the issue, broken down
for anyone unaware.
    The concept of single-member-
plurality or first-past-the-post elec-
tions is as simple as the following:
The person with the most votes
wins. This is the traditional voting
format in most democracies.
    So what other options are there?
    Representation by population, or
“rep-by-pop” (not to be confused
with the Dr. Seuss classic Hop on
Pop), is a popular alternative. The
candidates with the most votes still
win, however, in this system, con-
stituencies, rather than being divid-
ed geographically as they are now,
would be divided to be more or less                  Other potential methods include              electoral methods, and let their             This is a rare opportunity that              can contact Bath at mbath@ontar-
numerically equivalent with regards                electoral colleges and crowding,               voices be heard.                           may never come again, the chance               iocitizenassembly.ca.
to the number of constituents.                     which is based on a points system                The excuse, “I don’t know any-           to become democratic architects,
    Some people believe that this sys-             where voters rank candidates from              thing about politics” is old and lame.     reshaping Ontario’s electoral blue-
tem would be fairer, as there are cur-             most to least preferred.                       Half of our elected officials don’t        print.                                                                  Chad Ingram
rently some indiscretions between                    Students should do a little re-              know anything about politics, and it         Students interested in knowing
constituency populations.                          search, enlighten themselves on                doesn’t seem to stop them.                 more (which should be everyone)



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            OPINION
Raise the age of consent to 16
    Special interest groups recently met with         that “Teenagers are more at the mercy of their       having authority over them. Even rebellious        a greater risk of contracting cervical cancer.
local MPs to influence the passing of Bill C22.       feelings (than adults)…by their very nature,         teens still feel that someone has authority           Although a condom can help stop preg-
If passed, this would raise the age of consent        teenagers are not especially focused on, or          over them. That’s why they’re rebellious to be-    nancy and the spread of STIs, its use cannot
from 14 to 16.                                        equipped to assess the consequences of their         gin with. Simply, they are more likely to do       limit the susceptibility to cervical cancer, be-
    It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18      actions.” This is because teenagers have not         something if someone in authority assures          cause it is the intrusion itself that causes it.
to access pornography. It is illegal for anyone       fully developed.                                     them it’s all right.                                  And teenagers know that the’re not ready.
under the age of 18 to enter a sex shop. We               With an inability to see consequences, it           Ontario has a graduated licensing system        Going to college or university is not even as
have these laws are to stop the corruption of         is easy to believe teenagers could be coerced        that cannot be entered unless 16 years of age.     big a decision as becoming sexually active,
anyone under 18-children.                             into sex by someone older. They could be con-        The age for military service is 18. The drink-     yet many 17-and 18-year-olds faced with the
    Yet the age of consent is 14 years old. This      vinced not to use protection, which can result       ing age is 19. All of these laws were set up to    school decision, stay back for an extra year of
is sending a mixed message. On one                          in pregnancy, the loss of education, so-       protect children from themselves, because          high school, go to work or drop out, because
hand, children are protected. On the                                                cial status and an     policy-makers knew that young teens don’t          they are unprepared.
other hand, children are put in a po-                                               overall strain on      possess the wherewithal to make sound deci-           Now, many post-secondary students may
sition where they can be corrupted.                                                 the family.            sions.                                             ask how this affects them. Think about your
    Consider what a 14-year-old is.,
                                                            Ryan                       Under the cur-         All of these things have a connection to        siblings or cousins, wouldn’t you want them
a Grade 9 student searching for a                                                   rent legislation,      mortality. If we don’t allow 15- 17- or 18-year-   to be protected? Sometimes the youth of this
place to belong in the social hier-
                                                            Peterson                anyone can have        olds to make these choices, which can be           country underestimate their political power.
archy of life. A 14-year-old is naive                                               a      relationship    harmful to themselves and others, why are          In a few short years we will be running this
and asks questions about whether                                                    with someone 14        we allowing 14 year-olds to make potentially       country. Until then we decide who does.
oral sex can cause pregnancy. Some                                                  as long as con-        more harmful choices?                                 It is time that our society unites to raise the
may not even have reached puberty at 14. Not          sent has been obtained. Even though clearly             In addition to not being fully developed        age of consent for the preservation of child-
convinced? Ask a Grade 9 health or religion           there are ways around that.                          mentally, 14-year-olds aren’t fully developed      hood and to end the culture of glorified rape
teacher.                                                  Some might argue that it is OK to have sex       physically. According to the university of         and child molestation as a result of our loose
    In a recent issue, The Walrus published a         with someone otherwise considered a minor            Texas MD Anderson cancer centre website            legislation. It is time that we as students do
feature about the teenage brain. The author           if they’re not in a position of authority. How-      females aren’t fully developed until they are      whatever we can to tell our government this
sourced many studies, some of which found             ever, the reality is children view any adult as      18. Young women who have sex before 18 run         will no longer be tolerated.




     Live life fully Christmas too commercial,
        Death is a scary thing.
        It is everywhere, especially
    in the news. Does anyone ever
                                               But when death touches
                                            those close in our lives then it
                                            affects us and we wish we could
                                                                                     Santa Claus parade proves
                                                                                         What the hell happened to the Santa Claus Parade?        side of Christmas, the marketing side. People were right,
    wonder who those people are?            have slowed down enough to tell
                                                                                         I went to watch it on TV the other day, filled with the Christmas is turning into one epic shopping trip.
    Who cared about them, who               that person we did love him or
                                                                                     Christmas spirit and a childish desire to see Santa ride        But has it always been like this?
    loved them? Who has regrets             her. I’ve been to a lot of funerals
                                                                                     by on his sleigh. What I witnessed however was an hour          It was time for research. Certainly more than 100
    that they didn’t have at least one      and I’ve heard a lot of “if only”.
                                                                                     and a half of commercials.                                   years had just twisted this once innocent pleasure into
    more moment with them? Death               If people took the time to care
                                                                                         It seems that after 102 years of doing the parade all something else?
    almost touched my family. I had         about their loved ones and tell
                                                                                     the Christmas spirit has been sucked out of it, leaving         Apparently not. The Santa Claus parade was created
    never been more scared than             them they loved them then may-
                                                                                     only the corporate residue of advertisements.                by Mr. Timothy Eaton way back in 1904 as a way to ad-
    when I thought my mom would             be there wouldn’t be so many re-
                                                                                         Between each float a portable billboard was pushed vertise the fact that Santa Claus would be present in the
    die. Her heart hurt, she was vom-       grets and statements of “if only”.
                                                                                     along by clowns sporting the name                                               Eaton Centre mall.
    iting and feeling. It was all the
                                                                                     of that float’s sponsor, which includ-                                             That first year Mr. and Mrs. Eaton
    same way her father, my grandpa
                                                                                     ed big businesses such as Sears and                                             met Santa Claus at the subway sta-
    had felt before he had died.
                                                           Luba                      Toys ‘R Us. And then sharp-as-knives                      Elise                 tion and the three of them made a
        As she lay there in pain, so
                                                                                     hosts Leslie and Susan would talk                                               big display of walking a few blocks to
    many thoughts ran through my
                                                           Tymchuk                   over the floats with their patented                       Haskell               Eaton’s.
    head. Most included thinking
                                                                                     witty banter that was probably writ-                                               This lasted for 77 years, until the
    she couldn’t die. She had to live
                                                                                     ten by a monkey with a concussion.                                              Eatons had enough and big corpora-
    so I could tell her that I loved her,
                                                                                         What made it all worse of course                                            tions took over.
    so that I could say sorry for all
                                                                                     was that every two floats they would                            So the Santa Claus Parade has just been an advertis-
    the times that I was wrong.                 Death can’t be taken back
                                                                                     cut to a commercial. How redundant is that?                  ing gimmick all along. How sad my childhood felt, how
        It’s strange that when loved        and those who have lost a loved
                                                                                         The Santa Claus Parade had never been like this be- empty.
    ones are gone, those who are left       one will say that the time to say,
                                                                                     fore, not in my youth’s memory, not when I saw it live.         But of course, even after I was calling Susan mean
    have regrets. We hear the saying        “I love you,” and show how much
                                                                                     But of course, when you see it live you see it from a far names and pleading with Leslie to quit his job, I couldn’t
    “Live as if you’ll die tomorrow”,       you care is now, before it’s too
                                                                                     different perspective, there are only colourful floats and help but wait for Santa Claus to appear.
    but do any of us actually live that     late. I’m lucky my mom got bet-
                                                                                     happy clowns giving you candy.                                  And when he did and you saw the faces of all the
    way?A lot of people live in the         ter. I have a second chance to
                                                                                         And just why the heck are clowns in a Santa Claus children on the side of that cold street get so excited
    fast lane, just speeding by in life     tell her that I love her everyday.
                                                                                     Parade? What do clowns have to do with Christmas? that Santa Claus, The Santa Claus, had come to town, I
    wanting to achieve this or that.        That’s what’s important in life.
                                                                                     What does a Happy Feet float have to do with it?             couldn’t help but get a warm feeling in my heart.
    We see death in the news and in             Death is a scary thing. Scarier
                                                                                         By the end of the broadcast I found myself scream-          It suddenly didn’t really matter that commercialism
    movies everyday and it doesn’t          is not living life to the fullest, but
                                                                                     ing at Susan to stop talking and found myself wandering had hijacked Christmas, not when it made so many
    even make us pause.                     living a life full of regrets.
                                                                                     away just to escape the soul-crushing experience.            people so happy.
                                                                                         I felt like my eyes had been opened to the sinister



  The Santa bribe is the key to a silent night
    Remember the hectic holiday season                mas rolls around you are pumped to see the           Santa at the mall.”                                Almost every child won’t budge between bed-
when you’d climb atop Santa’s red knee in a           red suited man again.                                   How about annual family holiday parties?        posts. Santa might see them awake and delay
frenzied shopping centre and whisper into his             Why do parents enchant their children            Parents want their children to behave in or-       his coming.
ear, “Santa I want a pony,” or, “Santa I                                             with false hopes      der to impress relatives they see once a year.        An older child may tiptoe to peak at the
want a racecar.”                                                                     of Santa year af-     Children are hesitant to be smothered with         tree, but will get caught by parents directing
    He would utter encouraging                                                       ter year?             hugs and kisses from strange great aunts and       her back to bed.
words from beneath his snowy-                               Valene                       It’s simple re-   uncles.                                               Why do parents do this? So they can spend
white beard saying he would try his                                                  ally; actually it’s      However, mom’s reminder that Santa is           the eve snuggling near the crackling fire be-
best as long as you weren’t naughty,                        Nicholas                 pure genius. Stu-     watching gets the children to plaster wet ones     fore their children squeal for presents in the
but nice.                                                                            dents, I would        on the elderly’s cheeks.                           early morning. Twinkle lights dance within
    Christmas morning approaches                                                     like to introduce        Holiday festivities commence in mid-No-         the pine tree, while mom and dad rest from
and you search for that one present                                                  you to the Santa      vember and last until the end of December.         the parties, shopping, dinners and present
that’s too big to fit under the tree. Maybe San-      Bribe. Parents have been using this device for       As Christmas approaches children are excit-        wrapping.
ta left it on the lawn or parked in the garage.       ages, to keep children from misbehaving dur-         ed, antsy and have been trying to behave for          Students, learn from your parents. In a few
    As your gifts dwindle, you discover a tiny        ing the holiday.                                     more than one month. Mom and dad use the           years when over-stuffed shopping bags droop
red box with the inscription: Love Santa. In-             When dad waits inside his mini van with          grand finale of the Santa Bribe on Christmas       from both arms and you are chasing your five-
side is your plastic My Little Pony or Hot            a five-year-old pestering his older sister, dad      Eve.                                               year-old through a crowded mall, use the San-
Wheels racecar. Disappointment may strike             will say, “William, sit down in your car seat un-       As children nestle into bed, parents warn       ta Bribe. And when Christmas season is over,
for a millisecond, but by the time next Christ-       til Mom comes out from work. Then we’ll see          them to fall asleep so Santa can bring presents.   move on to the Easter Bunny.
6 The Chronicle                    November 28, 2006

        CAMPUS NEWS
Campus celebrates the world
                                           an insight into the life of an interna-
By Pavan Sandhu                            tional student.
Chronicle Staff
                                              The exhibit included stories
    To showcase the contribution           about personal experiences in Af-
that international students make to        rica, India and Egypt.
the campus, Durham College and                Newberry thought it was impor-
UOIT held International Educa-             tant to have International Educa-
tion week on Nov. 13. The campus           tion week at the school.
played host to week-long events, in-          “No one knows where our stu-
cluding presentations, photo exhib-        dents come from. They bring so
its and guest performances.                many qualities with them,” she said.
    The week was organized by In-          “We need as much support as pos-
ternational Education officer Kellie       sible to celebrate the diversity. We
Newberry and the diversity officer         want to strengthen the cohesion
Jon Sarpong.                               between domestic students and in-
    International students have in-        ternational students. This is the be-
creased in numbers over the years          ginning of that.”
at UOIT and Durham College.                   The action continued on day two
There are about 200 students repre-        as a special guest performer was
senting 48 different countries at the      lined up.
campus.                                       Naheed Dosani, a third-year
    “It was important to show the          UOIT Biology student and presi-
international students that they are       dent of Students for Humanitarian-
making a valuable contribution to          ism through Respect and Education
the campus,” said Sarpong.                 (SHARE), entertained about 40
    The first international photo/         people in the library café.
essay contest was held. Students              With the stage set, and a micro-
had to submit a photo that identi-         phone in hand, he rapped about
fies their country or culture, and         cultural issues.
a 1000-word essay had to be sub-              With two fingers raised in the air                                                                                                         Photo by Pavan Sandhu

mitted along with the photo. First,        as symbol of peace he told his story
second and third prizes were given         and dedicated a song to his parents.      PEACE AND LOVE: Naheed Dosani, president of SHARE, performs during International
out. Timothy Chow, a third-year Ac-           “This next song is called Ovation,”    Education Week. The event is celebrated in over 85 countries worldwide.
counting student, won first prize.         he said. “In relation to a standing
    Henry Wong, a student from             ovation.”
McMaster University, came to the              Dosani performed three songs.
                                              He ended his performance with          Nuclear Engineering talked, about          “India has a rich and unique cul-        Sarpong thought it was impor-
exhibit to show support to his friend                                                India. “My motherland is India,” she   ture,” said Amatul Habeeb, a sec-         tant to celebrate the week at the
Chow.                                      some powerful words.
                                              “Love is life and life is love,” he    said.                                  ond-year Health Science student at        campus.
    “It was enjoyable,” he said. “It was                                                They covered topics such as the     UOIT.                                        “The plan is to grow it out in the
good learning where classmates             said.
                                              Other activities held during the       flag, the national animal, and the         “The jewel in the queen’s crown       future,” said Sarpong. “The feedback
come from. You get to have an                                                        history of India, from the British     is from India.”                           was important. It was more posi-
awareness of other cultures.”              week included cultural presenta-
                                           tions.Dressed in Indian clothing, Di-     Empire to the magnificent wonder           On the last day films from differ-    tive than I anticipated. It was well
    The essay contest gave viewers                                                   the Taj Mahal.                         ent cultures were shown.                  received.”
                                           vya Omen, a second-year student in




   Outdated textbook gets Good year for
   a revamp from professor UOIT in 2006                                                                                     By Pavan Sandhu
                                                                                                                            Chronicle Staff                                UOIT FACTS
  By Joshua Vanderstam
  Chronicle Staff                                                                                                               2006 is the year for the University
                                                                                                                            of Ontario Institute of Technology.            •     For the second year
     Trapping, colour overlay and                                                                                           First a silver win at the Canadian          in a row, UOIT is Ontario’s
  separations may sound like gob-                                                                                           Information Productivity Awards             fastest-growing university.
  bledygook to an average person,                                                                                           then the installation of new presi-
  but it’s daily lingo for Graphics                                                                                         dent Ronald Bordessa and now                   •    Over 4,300 students
  Professor Reid Anderson.                                                                                                  membership into Canada’s top uni-           are enrolled at UOIT for the
     Anderson is so knowledgeable                                                                                           versity association.                        2006-2007 academic year.
  on the subject you could say he                                                                                               The Association of Universities         Enrolment is expected to rise
  wrote the book on it – textbook                                                                                           and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)               to 6,500 students by 2010.
  that is. Exploring Digital Prepress                                                                                       represents 91 Canadian public and
  was released this fall.                                                                                                   private not-for-profit universities            •    International      stu-
     The textbooks Anderson used                                                                                            and university-degree level colleges        dents make up more than five
  for his prepress production course                                                 Photo by Joshua Vanderstam             that offer undergraduate and pro-           per cent of the university stu-
  in the past were beginning to                                                                                             fessional programs, according to            dent body. They come from
  cause him problems because they DIGITAL PREPRESS: Graphics professor Reid Anderson                                        the AUCC website.                           over 40 countries, including
  were dated and not set in the same holds up his new textbook.                                                                 UOIT is four years old and al-          India, Hong Kong, Kenya,
  sequential format as the course.    the United States and in parts of derson learned valuable technical                   ready it has achieved great momen-          Lebanon, Pakistan, South Ko-
     “They were dry in technical ac- Canada. Anderson expects to pen knowledge about printing specifi-                      tum.                                        rea and the United States.
  tually,” said Anderson. “This book the second edition in the next cations.                                                    Last month UOIT won silver at
  offers material in a concise and year.                                    Using his knowledge about                       the Canadian Information Produc-               •     UOIT has one of the
  sequential format.” The book cov-      Exploring Digital Prepress will printing specifications he opened                  tivity Awards.                              highest rates of professors
  ers colour overlay, trapping, and make its debut on campus in the his own studio in 1986. There he                            UOIT was awarded membership             with PhDs among Canadian
  prepping files for printing.        winter term when second-year was able to discuss his own cli-                         after a lengthy application process.        universities.
     Anderson had an offer from a Graphic Design students will be ent’s projects with the printers and                      Universities are required to be in
  Canadian publishing company the first to be taught from it. An- achieve greater quality. Ander-                           operation for two years with a mini-           Source: UOIT fast facts page
  for his manuscript, but realized derson’s understanding of the field son began teaching at Durham’s                       mum of 500 students before the ap-
  that the demand in Canada alone came from a unique source.             Graphic Design program in 1997.                    plication process.                        and advocacy, communications,
  would not be economically viable,      “I became familiar with pre-       “I’ve taught a wide variety of                      Membership in this association        research and scholarships and in-
  he said. Instead he inked a deal press and printing production graphic courses at Durham Col-                             signifies a high standard for the uni-    ternational programs.
  with Thomson Delmar Learning, working at Toronto Carton in lege,” he said. They include: ad-                              versity. As a member it will gain ac-        “We are pleased to welcome
  which publishes in the U.S. and Scarborough,” Anderson said.           vertising design, applied design,                  cess to current and relevant data to      UOIT as a new member to the as-
  also distributes in Canada.            It was there, through conversa- prepress production and portfolio                  aid in decision-making.                   sociation,” AUCC president Claire
     His textbook is taught all over tions with printing operators An- studies.                                                 AUCC provides members ser-            Morris said in a press release.
                                                                                                                            vice in areas such as public policy
                                                                                                                                               The Chronicle November 28, 2006 7


                                                                       CAMPUS NEWS
Students fight for justice
                                                                                                                                                                                report. Data collecting, organiz-
By Valene Nicholas                                                                                                                                                              ing, team discussion, journals and
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                                 critical thinking exercises take place
                                                                                                                                                                                during the stages.
    In 1995 a resident from Prince                                                                                                                                                  If students reach the final report
Edward Island was convicted of sec-                                                                                                                                             stage, they submit an assessment
ond-degree murder. He has been                                                                                                                                                  of the case to AIDWYC, along with
behind bars for more than 10 years.                                                                                                                                             a recommendation on whether the
    His wife’s buried body was dis-                                                                                                                                             applicant is guilty or innocent.
covered after she had been miss-                                                                                                                                                    Students are not required to
ing for eight months, and he was                                                                                                                                                reach the final report stage because
sentenced to prison with no parole                                                                                                                                              reviewing cases is time-consuming.
for 18 years. Was he guilty? Three                                                                                                                                                  “It’s a lot more hands-on, prac-
Criminology, Justice and Policy stu-                                                                                                                                            tical and tedious, so it really takes
dents are trying to figure that out.                                                                                                                                            away the myths from TV shows,”
    The UOIT Criminology, Justice                                                                                                                                               said Fawcett.
and Policy program has partnered                                                                                                                                                    “The amount of work that these
with the Association in Defense of                                                                                                                                              students are doing is just fantastic,”
the Wrongly Convicted as part of its                                                                                                                                            said Bell. AIDWYC has mountains
practicum for third-year students.                                                                                                                                              of cases waiting for review and it’s
    AIDWYC is an organization that                                                                                                                                              a challenge to keep up with appli-
helps prevent and correct wrongful                                                                                                                                              cants needing help, he said.
murder convictions mainly in Can-                                                                                                                                                   Canadian AIDWYC cases have
ada, since 1993. AIDWYC chapters                                                                                                                                                already been to the Supreme Court.
are forming in Newfoundland and                                                                                                                                                 On average that takes about 10 years,
Calgary, with another existing in                                                                                                                                               so many accused have already been
Manitoba.                                                                                                                                                                       in jail for that long.
    Its legal team of more than 30                                                                                                                                                  Guy Paul Morin was convicted of
lawyers resides in Ontario. The                                                                                                                                                 murdering his nine-year-old neigh-
headquarters are in a three-storey                                                                                                                                              bour in 1984 in Queensville, Ont.
apartment building on King Street,                                                                                                                                              The organization that formed to
east of Yonge Street in Toronto.                                                                                                                                                support Morin through his wrong-
    “They’re just full of boxes with                                                                                                                                            ful conviction, leading to an acquit-
cases needing to be reviewed,” said                                                                                                                  Photo by Valene Nicholas   tal, reconstituted as AIDWYC.
criminology practicum officer Dan                                                                                                                                                   From 1993 to 2005 Rubin “Hurri-
Walters.                                    REVIEWING CASES: Jim Bell, Matt Bowler, Matthew Fawcett and Victoria Tchilikova dis-                                                cane” Carter was AIDWYC’s execu-
    UOIT is the first university to         cuss AIDWYC cases at a group meeting.                                                                                               tive director. Carter, a famous boxer
have students review cases for AID-                                                                                                                                             from the U.S., spent more than 20
WYC. Currently there are 19 stu-                                                                                                                                                years in prison for three murders in
dents in the practicum.                     Bell has been working on a case          plete set of files,” Bell said. “It’s ba-   tion of the husband from Prince Ed-            Paterson, N.J. With 27 wins and 12
    “I’m really piloting this term to see   from the U.S. with Sorbara for about     sically a hunt to find more informa-        ward Island.                                   losses in his boxing career, Carter’s
if we can do it next,” said part-time       one and a half years. The accused        tion. That’s the biggest challenge.”            Unlike other criminology place-            greatest victory took place outside
criminology instructor Kim Sor-             was scheduled to be executed.               At the beginning of the semester         ments, the AIDWYC practicum does               the ring. In 1985 he was released
bara. Sorbara has been volunteer-              Being a part-time mature student      students were grouped into pairs or         not involve travel, but vast amounts           from prison and found not guilty.
ing at AIDWYC for seven years, and          and with his experience at AIDW-         threes and given a box of transcripts,      of paper work, said Bowler.                        The beginning stages of the re-
knowing the need for volunteers,            YC, Bell assists the students in the     statements, interviews and reports              It is a heavier workload com-              lationship between AIDWYC and
she wanted to create a partnership          practicum.                               related to their case.                      pared with other placements. Bowl-             UOIT, is beneficial for both. Stu-
between the two organizations.                 “My job is to act as a resource for      “The work that is involved with          er thought it would be a boring task,          dents get to put their three years of
    “This is really a first step to help    them,” he said. Bell teaches students    the placement is individual and             but his outlook has changed.                   knowledge in practice, while lifting
AIDWYC test out practicum with              research methods he has used,            group, so I work on campus or at                “Once you get into it, it’s really in-     part of the load the volunteer orga-
other schools,” said Sorbara.               helps them design questions for the      home, wherever I find it convenient,”       teresting,” he said.                           nization has been carrying. As a re-
    “Our justice system makes a lot         AIDWYC applicants or lawyers and         said Matthew Fawcett. Fawcett,                  Students go through four stages            sult criminals will stay behind bars
of mistakes and a lot of people are in      tracks down additional information       Matt Bowler and Victoria Tchilikova         while analyzing a murder case: pre-            and the innocent will be freed.
jail for a crime they didn’t commit,”       needed to prove guilt or innocence.      are the only students reviewing a           liminary report, investigative phase,              “What an opportunity. It’s excit-
said criminology student Jim Bell.             “None of them are given a com-        Canadian case, which is the convic-         consultative process and a final               ing for us,” said Walters.




Improve your improv                                                                                                                        Parking refund
                                                                                                                                                                                ition costs this year.
                                            Willey building.                         program. Throughout the program,              By Mike Van Veen                                 For students who are return-
New course                                     The course is designed for begin-
                                            ning to advanced actors and looks
                                                                                     students do many exercises to be
                                                                                     introduced to improv and how it
                                                                                                                                   Chronicle Staff

                                                                                                                                      Students who paid for a park-
                                                                                                                                                                                ing for another year, the $100
                                                                                                                                                                                will be credited to their account,
                                                                                                                                                                                while students who are finishing
                                            to improve communication in the          works.
available                                   work place and the daily lives of its
                                            students through the use of the prin-
                                                                                         One exercise is playing freeze tag
                                                                                     to get into a position, once in that
                                                                                                                                   ing pass this year will be getting a
                                                                                                                                   refund cheque. The Student Asso-
                                                                                                                                   ciation will be issuing the $100 re-
                                                                                                                                                                                college this year will receive a
                                                                                                                                                                                cheque at the end of their post-
                                                                                                                                                                                secondary career.
                                            ciples of improv.                        position a character is created. Then

for students                                   “I’ve been doing improv 10 years,”
                                            said Herrera course, professor and
                                            creator. Herrera has an extensive
                                                                                     Herrera will ask all sorts of questions
                                                                                     and the actor has to answer them in
                                                                                     character.
                                                                                                                                   fund to students who purchased
                                                                                                                                   a parking pass for the year.
                                                                                                                                      The cheques are to reimburse
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Student Association
                                                                                                                                                                                wants students to know that even
                                                                                                                                                                                though they are receiving the re-
                                            background in theatre with Sec-              This is an example of the type            students who drive for the cost of           fund, they still have access to the
                                            ond City, Theatre Sports Toronto,        of quick thinking that improv fa-             the UPASS that was added to tu-              UPASS system.
By Ryan Peterson                            troupes The Lamb Chops and On            cilitates, which can foster the abil-
Chronicle Staff                             the Count of Three as a performer        ity to offer spontaneous solutions
    How much fun can you have
with seven people, a chair and some
                                            and a writer.
                                               As a teacher, however, Herrera
                                            has been active since 2002, teach-
                                                                                     to problems that may arise at work.
                                                                                     Each student who took the course
                                                                                     was there for a different reason.
                                                                                                                                 Having a ducky dinner
space?                                      ing privately at art schools in Mis-         Some were there for fun, others
    Well it depends how creative you        sissauga, Stage Door Schools in To-      to meet girls, some to make their           By Mike Van Veen                               ing to support Ducks Unlimited.
are and whether you take your im-           ronto and as an emergency supply         presentations at work more inter-           Chronicle Staff                                   Ducks Unlimited Canada is
prov…seriously.                             teacher teaching improv at many          esting and to generally communi-                                                           a non-profit conservation group
    A new continuing education pro-         high schools in the GTA.                 cate better with people.                       The Royal Ashburn Golf Club                 working to restore and manage wet-
gram, dubbed Improv…Seriously                  The program is linked with con-           Students in the program were            will be hosting a fowl fundraiser.             lands for ducks and other waterfowl
and headed by Stephanie Herrera,            tinuing education for the school of      in their 30s and beyond, and come              The Port Perry chapter of Ducks             across Canada.
has finished its first course and is        Information and Business Technol-        from all walks of life, from artists to     Unlimited Canada will be holding a                Tickets for the event are $55 each
now accepting applicants for Jan.           ogy, so students “can improve their      police officers.                            charity banquet at the golf club on            or $100 per couple.
24.                                         presentation skills in a fun and safe        The course costs $153.40 and can        Nov. 30.                                          Contact Sarah Edwards at 905-
    The course runs 6-9 p.m. Wednes-        environment,” said program officer       be signed up for through continuing            The event includes a dinner and             721-3111 ext. 2355 for more infor-
days in room C-249 of the Gordon            Val Gilham, who authorized the           education.                                  a charity auction with all profits go-         mation.
 8      The Chronicle               November 28, 2006

          CAMPUS NEWS
Ontario elections up for debate
Citizens’                                                                                                                                                      Durham Region Labour Council,
                                                                                                                                                               made the case for a mixed member
                                                                                                                                                               proportional system, which allows
                                                                                                                                                               voters to choose local individuals
Assembly                                                                                                                                                       and to cast their votes for the party
                                                                                                                                                               they support. The party would then
                                                                                                                                                               receive seats based on the percent-
listens to                                                                                                                                                     age of the popular vote that they
                                                                                                                                                               win.
                                                                                                                                                                   Geoff Daw, president of Fair Vote

concerns                                                                                                                                                       Canada’s Durham chapter, said he’s
                                                                                                                                                               been voting since 1977 in provincial
                                                                                                                                                               elections and never voted for the
                                                                                                                                                               party that won. He feels like his vote
about                                                                                                                                                          doesn’t count under the current sys-
                                                                                                                                                               tem.
                                                                                                                                                                   Catherine McKeever defended
voting                                                                                                                                                         the current system, saying those
                                                                                                                                                               who bother to vote get their voices
                                                                                                                                                               heard.
By Reka Szekely                                                                                                                                                    Several people made statements
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                after the presentations, including
                                                                                                                                                               UOIT professor Rupinder Brar, who
   Community members had their                                                                                                                                 ran in the last federal election.
say on how we elect our provincial                                                                                                                                 He said Ontarians need to decide
government at an open forum on                                                                                                                                 whether they’re voting for individu-
Nov. 21.                                                                                                                                                       als or parties.
   The event was organized by the                                                                                                                                  “If we are voting for parties, then
Citizens’ Assembly, a group with                                                                                                                               we do need a change,” said Brar. He
representatives from every riding                                                                                                                              added that he’d like to see the fed-
                                                                                                                                       Photo by Reka Szekely   eral system examined as well.
in Ontario, which is charged with
evaluating whether Ontario’s cur-                                                                                                                                  One man said he’d skipped class
rent system is fair.                    PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION: From left, Margo Bath, Ted Savelle, Nancy Collins and Raj                                      to attend the forum after seeing
   Our current system hasn’t            Roopansingh of the Citizens’ Assembly listen as Durham Region residents make presen-                                   signs in the hallway, but despite the
changed since 1792.                     tations about their preferred democratic system.                                                                       fact that the event was held on a uni-
   The existing first-past-the-post                                                                                                                            versity and college campus, student
system means whoever receives the           Durham professor Margo Bath is    presentations to the assembly, while   the public questions to make sure         attendance was almost non-exis-
most votes in each riding wins, re-     a member of the assembly and rep-     others simply stated their views.      they understood everyone’s views.         tent.
gardless of whether they have more      resents the Durham riding, which         In addition to Bath, Oshawa rid-       Several issues were raised, in-            The assembly is still seeking opin-
than 50 per cent of the vote.           includes the college’s Oshawa cam-    ing representative Nancy Collins,      cluding voter apathy and cynicism         ions from the public and Bath urged
   The party that wins the most rid-    pus.                                  Whitby-Ajax representative Ted         and the lack of accountability of         interested individuals to submit
ings forms the government. A gov-           She wanted to bring the process   Savelle and Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge    politicians.                              their opinions online at http://www.
ernment hasn’t received more than       to the campus community.              representative Raj Roopansingh            The presenters approached the          citizensassembly.gov.on.ca. The as-
50 per cent of the popular vote since       About 40 people came out to the   were there.                            issue from a variety of angles.           sembly will make its recommenda-
1937 in Ontario.                        event where some of them made            The assembly members asked             Jim Freeman, president of the          tion to the government in May.




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          CAMPUS NEWS
Everyone needs a Best Buddy
By Marilyn Gray                                                                                                                                                                  No special knowledge or skills
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                              are required to volunteer, only the
                                                                                                                                                                             desire to be a good friend. People of
                                                                                                                                                                             all kinds volunteer their time to the
    “There are no requirements for                                                                                                                                           program.
friends.”                                                                                                                                                                        “Some have friends or family
    Best Buddies is an international,                                                                                                                                        members with intellectual disabili-
university/college-based program                                                                                                                                             ties, or just have extra time,” said
that aims to foster friendships be-                                                                                                                                          Nobes.
tween adults with intellectual dis-                                                                                                                                              Everyone involved in the pro-
abilities and students.                                                                                                                                                      gram benefits from the friendships
    Best Buddies International was                                                                                                                                           formed.
founded in 1989 and has grown                                                                                                                                                    “I could never have imagined
to encompass over 1,000 chapters                                                                                                                                             how much I would learn and grow
around the world.                                                                                                                                                            from such a program,” said Erin Ri-
    Each chapter works with a host                                                                                                                                           ley, campus coordinator for Best
gency, a community organization                                                                                                                                              Buddies at Durham College/UOIT.
working with people with intellec-                                                                                                                                               “My own buddy taught me a lot
tual disabilities.                                                                                                                                                           about self confidence, being my-
    The Durham College/UOIT                                                                                                                                                  self, and learning to speak up about
chapter, founded last year, works                                                                                                                                            something I believe strongly in,” said
with Oshawa Community Living.                                                                                                                                                Riley.
    “We’re working with colleges to                                                                                                                                               “Whether she knows it or not,
find friends for the young adults we                                                                                                                                         she has had a huge, positive impact
support,” said Suzanne Nobes, Man-                                                                                                                                           on my life.”
ager of Communications, Relations                                                                                                                                                “The main focus is the one-to-
and Volunteerism at Oshawa Com-                                                                                                                                              one friendship between the two
munity Living.                                                                                                                                       Photo by Marilyn Gray   individuals,” said Riley. “Hence the
    “There were four matches last                                                                                                                                            program is focused on quality, not
year,” said Nobes. “And eight new       BEST BUDDIES: Students in the Best Buddies program get together on campus to paint                                                   quantity.”
matches this year.” This means there    Nutcracker dolls. The Best Buddies program is a Big Brothers and Sisters-type organi-                                                    “People can apply any time of
are 12 volunteers and 12 “buddies”                                                                                                                                           year,” said Nobes, but students are
                                        zation for students with intellectual disabilities.
are involved with the school’s chap-                                                                                                                                         expected to continue to contact
ter.                                        “Going to the show, going bowl-       nized by the campus coordinator.             and the campus coordinator match              their buddies for the remainder of
    Volunteers are expected to con-     ing, going for coffee . . . it doesn’t    The Durham College/UOIT chapter              students with their buddies with the          the school year.
tact their buddies by phone or e-       have to be anything that costs mon-       held its first get together Nov. 17.         help of a personality profile and in-             Students interested in volunteer-
mail once a week. Pairs also meet       ey,” said Nobes.                             Before volunteers can be                  terview.                                      ing can contact Erin Riley by email
for one-to-one activities twice a           All the buddy pairs at each chap-     matched with buddies there is a se-             All volunteers must complete an            at     uoit-durham_bestbuddies@
month. These activities don’t have      ter get together four times a year.       lection process.                             application, submit references, and           hotmail.com
to be anything special.                 These events are planned and orga-           The host agency co-ordinator              get a police record check.



                                                                                                                                                                              Students
RAMP provides access                                                                                                                                                          paid
                                        that we used as the basis for devel-      College/UOIT is a champion of ac-
Oshawa                                  opment.”                                  cessibility when it comes to school               “The RAMP program definitely is


launches
                                            Though the Recreation and Cul-
                                        ture Services branch offers many
                                        assistance programs, this is the first
                                                                                  campuses and the new centre will
                                                                                  help provide access to everyone.
                                                                                      Babcock explained that the new
                                                                                                                               a good idea and it will be very ben-
                                                                                                                               eficial for people with disabilities,”
                                                                                                                               Goodmurphy said. “A lot of handi-
                                                                                                                                                                              cash for
                                        of its kind aimed directly at people      centre will feature a controlled el-         capped people can still play various


new
                                        with disabilities.
                                            Those with an Ontario Disability
                                        Support Program card, CNIB client
                                                                                  evator to all levels, drive-in show-
                                                                                  ers in change rooms for students in
                                                                                  wheelchairs, workout equipment
                                                                                                                               sports, even if it’s while they’re in
                                                                                                                               wheelchairs.”
                                                                                                                                    He added that he thinks the col-
                                                                                                                                                                              sleeping
                                        card, Access 2 Entertainment card         and machines designed for wheel-             lege is doing a great job in accom-

program for                             or Disability Travel card are auto-
                                        matically eligible for the program.
                                        Those who do not have any of these
                                                                                  chairs, and a full-time co-ordina-
                                                                                  tor. Since the current entrance to
                                                                                  the centre is not very accessible for
                                                                                                                               modating the physically disabled.
                                                                                                                                    “I haven’t noticed any areas
                                                                                                                               where they’ve done a poor job in try-
                                                                                                                                                                               By Keith Fernandes
                                                                                                                                                                               Chronicle Staff

                                        cards must fill out an application        wheelchairs, it will be torn down            ing to make it easy for the physically              Do you like earning money?
disabled                                with information provided by a
                                        medical practitioner to verify that
                                                                                  and replaced. The goal is to allow
                                                                                  disabled students to be less depen-
                                                                                                                               disabled to get around. The ramps in
                                                                                                                               the university are definitely a step in
                                                                                                                                                                               Do you like sleeping? Imagine
                                                                                                                                                                               being paid to sleep!
                                        the individual is permanently dis-        dent on others.                              the right direction; it’s nice to see.”             Students between the ages
By Caitlyn Holroyd                      abled.                                        Though the new centre will be a               The RAMP program is currently              of 18 and 25 are invited to take
Chronicle Staff
                                             Applications are available at the    positive for current and prospective         available only to Oshawa residents              part in a study on Asperger’s
                                        Arts Resource Centre, Civic Audito-       students with disabilities, as well          aged 18 or older but Creighton feels            syndrome and autism, both
    With Oshawa recently launching
                                        rium Complex, Legends Centre and          as those without, for students like          that the city does a good job in ac-            of which are social interaction
its new Recreational Access Mem-
                                        Northview Community Centre.               Scott Bremner, who is graduating             commodating disabled individuals                disorders.
bership Program, access to athletic
                                            When it comes to educational          this year, it’s opening comes a tad          and will continue to offer programs                 Participants will be required
centres has become much easier for
                                        help on campus for people with dis-       too late.                                    aimed towards them.                             to take questionnaires, and a
people with permanent disabilities.
                                        abilities, the REACH centre accom-             However, he has had an active                “We have a very active accessibil-         few problem-solving and mo-
    RAMP is a program that al-
                                        modates well.                             role in adding changes to the new            ity advisory committee whose role               tor skill tests as well. Students
lows disabled individuals access to
                                            “We do a phenomenal job,” said        centre and is a strong supporter the         it is to identify issues of accessibility       will also be required to play
pools, skating, fitness centres and
                                        Willona Blanche, director of the          RAMP program.                                in the city. This is not only limited to        video-type games. Participants
programs offered through the city’s
                                        centre. “We do need to have more              “I definitely think it’s a good idea,”   the issue of free or reduced program            will be paid $40 for helping in
Recreation and Culture Services
                                        disability advisers, though.”             the third-year Journalism student            fees but also speaks to ensuring                the survey.
branch at a reduced fee. The pro-
                                            In regards to fitness, the cur-       said. “It’s crucial to get to facilities.”   that the physical environment is ac-                The project will be super-
gram also allows caregivers to ac-
                                        rent athletic centre is not disabil-          Bremner currently hires a per-           cessible,” Creighton said. “With the            vised by Drs. Nanci Im-Bolter
company participants to facilities
                                        ity-friendly, though this will soon       sonal trainer to come to his dorm            number of new recreation centres                and Carlyle Smith and has
free of charge.
                                        change with the opening of the new        room. The cost of this is $130 an            that we have opened in Oshawa, the              received approval from Trent
    “The RAMP program was not dif-
                                        athletic centre in 2007.                  hour but for him and many others             committee was very involved in en-              University’s research and eth-
ficult to develop,” Mary Creighton,
                                            Blanche feels the new athletic fa-    with disabilities, it is necessary to        suring the buildings we designed to             ics committee.
director of recreation and culture
                                        cilities will accommodate disabled        work out regularly in order to stay          accommodate those with disabili-                    Students interested in
services, said in an interview. “We
                                        individuals well, as does Ken Bab-        healthy and prevent injury.                  ties.”                                          participating can contact the
were very fortunate to have the op-
                                        cock, athletic director for Durham            Chad Goodmurphy, a first-year                 As Oshawa continues to accom-              research coordinator, Jan
portunity to meet with the city of
                                        College/UOIT.                             advertising student at Durham Col-           modate its disabled residents well,             Lobban-Shymko at jan.sleep-
Oshawa accessibility committee to
                                            “It’s wonderful addition and is to-   lege, has a sister born with cerebral        Durham College/UOIT is not far                  study@gmail.com or 905-434-
get their input on how the program
                                        tally accessible,” Babcock said, add-     palsy and also feels that the program        behind in ensuring its campus is ac-            3823.
should be structured. There is an ex-
                                        ing that he believes that Durham          is important.                                cessible to all students.
isting program in the city of Guelph
10 The Chronicle                       November 28, 2006

                                                                    CAMPUS NEWS
Shoot the puck at shinny                                                                                                     Community centre is
By Mike Van Veen
Chronicle Staff
                                        who play for free.
                                            “We want to encourage goalies
                                        to come out,” Meredith said. “Other-
                                                                                                                             a growing attraction
   Students wanting to play some        wise it’s not much fun.” She also said                                                                                    membership and each member
                                        that in late November and early De-
                                                                                                                             By Caitlyn Holroyd                   has a card with their name and
hockey only have to head across the                                                                                          Chronicle Staff
street.                                 cember the number of people play-                                                                                         emergency contact information.
   The Campus Ice Centre has been       ing dwindles.                                                                            The new South Oshawa Com-        The supervised room features a
holding drop-in, or shinny hockey           “It depends on peoples’ sched-                                                   munity Centre is set to bring in     lounge area, Xbox 360s, comput-
during the week and on Saturday         ules,” she said.                                                                     the new year with plenty of pro-     ers with internet access, and air
nights for anyone who wants to              “During exams it will die right                                                  grams for everyone.                  hockey and foosball tables.
play.                                   off.” She said they will post a special                                                  Though the centre is not yet         According to Sandra Black,
   Nancy Meredith is the program-       Christmas schedule for players who                                                   finished, the pool is open and       program supervisor at the centre,
mer for the centre. She said the        are around during the break.                                                         programs have started running,       the centre, which is attached to
shinny has been very successful this        Games are held Monday through                                                    making it a popular spot in the      G.L. Roberts Collegiate and Voca-
year, with an average of 10 people      Friday from 12:15 p.m. until 1:45                                                    community. The building fea-         tional Institute, has been a desire
coming out for the lunchtime games      p.m. A 3:30 until 5 p.m. game is held                                                tures a leisure pool with water-     of the community for 20 years
and 20 to 25 people showing up for      Tuesday to Thursday, as well as a                           Photo by Mike Van Veen   slide, two-lane competitive pool,    and the response has been great.
the afternoon and Saturday night        Saturday night game from 10 p.m.                                                     change rooms, family change              “They are thrilled,” Black said
games.                                  until 11:30 p.m.                                                                     rooms, youth room, aerobics stu-     in an interview. “They can’t be-
                                                                                  SHOOT THE PUCK: Nancy
   “The Saturday night game is very         Players who want to participate                                                  dio, strength and conditioning       lieve their eyes.”
                                        will have to wear full hockey equip-      Meredith is the program-                                                            While people are already en-
popular,” Meredith said. The games                                                                                           facilities, and has a view of lake
cost $5 for everyone but goalies,       ment.                                     mer for the Campus Ice                                                          joying what the centre has to of-
                                                                                  Centre.                                    Ontario.
                                                                                                                                 Along with each of the new       fer, there will be even more pro-
                                                                                                                             rooms, there are programs to suit    grams once the new year begins.
                                           The Whitby Public Library will         business and co-founded the Let’s
  Holiday tips                          be having workshop where at-
                                        tendees will learn decorating, gift-
                                                                                  Do Lunch organization for busi-
                                                                                  ness women.
                                                                                                                             the needs of everyone. For those
                                                                                                                             interested in swimming, there’s
                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Lakey, program co-ordi-
                                                                                                                                                                  nator, said that they are hoping to
                                                                                                                             an aqua fitness program, aquatic     have pilates, yoga, spinning class-
  at a low cost                         wrapping and recipe ideas and
                                        tips on Dec. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.
                                                                                     Attendees are encouraged to
                                                                                  bring one item for decorating and          leadership program and youth
                                                                                                                             lifeguard program. There’s also
                                                                                                                                                                  es, “50 or better” workout class,
                                                                                                                                                                  belly-dancing, salsa dancing for
  By Luba Tymchuk                          Whitby Councillor Sue Pitch-           one item for entertaining so they
                                                                                                                                                                  couples, low-fat cooking, healthy
  Chronicle Staff                       forth will be leading the workshop        could be shown how to use it at            a workout room with an array of
                                                                                                                             new equipment and a youth room       family cooking, cooking for teens,
                                        with demonstrations of her practi-        home.
     Learn to decorate and entertain                                                                                         for those aged 10 to 17. The youth   and March break and summer
                                        cal and low-cost ideas.                      To register call Wendy McMa-
  this Christmas at a low cost.                                                                                              room costs only $5 for a one-year    camps for kids.
                                           Pitchforth owns a decorating           hon at 905-668-6531 ext. 2025.
                                                                                                                                 The Chronicle                   November 28, 2006                   11


                                                                     CAMPUS NEWS
Support for breast cancer                                                                                                                                             HPV
                                                                                                                                                                      affects big
Avon                                                                                                                                                                  numbers
campaign                                                                                                                                                              By Lauren Marks
                                                                                                                                                                      Chronicle Staff

                                                                                                                                                                          There is no cure and most
sets stage                                                                                                                                                            people do not have any symp-
                                                                                                                                                                      toms. The Centre for Disease
                                                                                                                                                                      Control states that about 20
                                                                                                                                                                      million people are infected
By Joshua Vanderstam                                                                                                                                                  right now.
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                           “People can’t tell they’re
                                                                                                                                                                      infected,” said Kathy Bickle, a
    Arguably one of the most life                                                                                                                                     nursing student at Trent who
threatening diseases for women -                                                                                                                                      is doing her placement at the
- in the last 20 years breast cancer                                                                                                                                  Durham College health centre.
has been brought to the forefront of                                                                                                                                  Bickle is talking about Human
public awareness. It has a tough row                                                                                                                                  Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV
to hoe with the work being done to                                                                                                                                    is a silent infection, she said,
create awareness, offer treatment,                                                                                                                                    it is one of the most common
increase prevention, and give early                                                                                                                                   sexually transmitted infections
diagnosis. Avon at the community                                                                                                                                      (STI). HPV is spread through
is doing some of the most precious                                                                                                                                    skin-to-skin contact and is
work.                                                                                                                                                                 found in and around the geni-
    About 140,000 tulips will bloom                                                                                                                                   tals. Though it is not curable it
in late May of 2007 to represent the                                                                                                                                  can be prevented and treated.
women who will be diagnosed with                                                                                                                                          There are 130 types of HPV.
breast cancer 2006 and, every wom-                                                                                                                                    “There are two strains we know
an who has been lost to breast can-                                                                                                                                   that cause cancer,” said Bickle.
cer since the 14-year Avon Crusade                                                                                                                                    Strain 16 and 18 cause cancer
against breast cancer began.                                                                                                                                          while types 6 and 11 cause
    In October Oshawa city-staff                                                                                                                                      warts. However, it is possible
began planting 1,300 tulip-bulbs                                                                                                         Photo by Joshua Vanderstam
                                                                                                                                                                      to be infected with more than
in conjunction with breast cancer                                                                                                                                     one strain and be subject to
awareness month and Avon’s cam-           TULIPS FOR CANCER: In May 2007 more than 140,000 tulips will bloom and represent                                            both warts and cancer. “Protect
paign to plant 140,000 tulips in 100      the number of women who will be diagnosed with the disease.                                                                 yourself,” Bickle said. “Limit the
different cities in Canada.                                                                                                                                           partners you have and have
    The tulips were planted at Kins-      the representatives, and residents of   dorozniak. “They offer the ‘flame’       said Zadrozoniak.
                                                                                                                                                                      safer sex including condom
men Valleyview Park by city-work-         Oshawa,” said Zadorozniak.              products to all of their customers.”         “Since 1992 the Avon Breast Can-
                                                                                                                                                                      use.”
ers and Avon representatives at the          The Avon campaign does not              Through the year’s sales of pink      cer Crusade has raised more than
                                                                                                                                                                          Fifty per cent of men and
entrance to the peony garden in the       stop at waiting for the tulips to       ribbon products, funding has been        12.5 million in Canada, and 450 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                      women will have HPV in their
Oshawa Valley botanical garden.           bloom in May.                           provided to research, awareness,         lion in 50 countries worldwide.”
                                                                                                                                                                      life. Regular PAP tests for wom-
    “The tulip symbolizes life, charity      According to Zadorozniak the         education, treatment, and preven-           Now that the tulips have all been
                                                                                                                                                                      en can detect precancerous
and hope,” said Avon’s district sales     crusade is multi-dimensional, and       tion of breast cancer.                   planted a follow-up celebration that
                                                                                                                                                                      cells. Jeannine Bennett is a
manager Mary Zadorozniak.                 powered by Avon representatives.           “Avon is the largest corporate        will include the mayor, will take
                                                                                                                                                                      registered nurse at the campus
    “I was extremely pleased with the        “Representatives are the main        contributor to breast cancer re-         place when the flowers bloom in
                                                                                                                                                                      health centre s.
support and awareness shown by            drivers of this campaign,” said Za-     search in Canada and the world,”         May.
                                                                                                                                                                          “Nearly all cervical cancers
                                                                                                                                                                      are caused by HPV,” Bennett

DC/UOIT prepare for AIDS Day show                                                                                                                                     said. Men are tested with a
                                                                                                                                                                      swab to detect HPV. “Cervi-
                                                                                                                                                                      cal cancer can be detected in
                                                                                                                                                                      its very earliest stages,” said
                                                                                  people worldwide died of the dis-        until the early morning hours.             Bickle.
                                                                                                                                                                          Health Canada has recently
SA hosts                                  By Pavan Sandhu
                                          Chronicle Staff
                                                                                  ease.
                                                                                      To show its support for World
                                                                                  AIDS Day, the Student Association
                                                                                                                              It will feature the bands Planet
                                                                                                                           Uranus, Viscera, The Robots, The
                                                                                                                           Recroom, Fiction City and Teeter.
                                                                                                                                                                      approved a new vaccine called
                                                                                                                                                                      Gardasil that helps prevent
                                             Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day.                                                                                                HPV. The injection is given to
fundraiser                                   The UNAIDS 2006 report on the
                                          global AIDS epidemic states that
                                                                                  is holding a benefit concert on Dec.
                                                                                  1.
                                                                                      “We have six bands coming,” said
                                                                                                                              “We are promoting AIDS aware-
                                                                                                                           ness, and will be giving students
                                                                                                                           condoms and lube,” said Muller-
                                                                                                                                                                      girls aged 9-26 in hopes of pro-
                                                                                                                                                                      tecting them before they be-
                                          approximately 38.6 million people       Evan Muller-Cheng, Student Asso-         Cheng. “It’s a good ending event for       come sexually active.
for AIDS                                  around the world were living with
                                          HIV at the end of 2005.
                                                                                  ciation president. “It will be fun and
                                                                                  at the same time you will be sup-
                                                                                                                           the sexual awareness campaign.”
                                                                                                                              Tickets are available at the tuck
                                                                                                                                                                          “If anyone has concerns
                                                                                                                                                                      they can make an appointment
                                                                                                                                                                      at the campus health centre,”
                                             Just over four million people be-    porting a good cause.”                   shop for $5 and at the door for $7.
awareness                                 came newly infected with HIV in
                                          2005 and an estimated 2.8 million
                                                                                      The event will take place at E.P.
                                                                                  Taylor’s at 8 p.m. and will continue
                                                                                                                              All proceeds will go to the AIDS
                                                                                                                           Committee of Durham.
                                                                                                                                                                      Bennett said.
12 The Chronicle            November 28, 2006

          CAMPUS NEWS
Santa spotted here in Oshawa
                                                                                               By Pavan Sandhu                          to the parade with his three chil-
                                                                                               Chronicle Staff                          dren.
                                                                                                                                             “Overall it was a good,” said Risk.
                                                                                                   The annual Christmas pandemic        “It really shows the spirit.”
                                                                                               struck Oshawa on Nov. 18 as the              A regular of the parade, Stella
                                                                                               Parade of Lights illuminated the         Bowen and her six year-old daugh-
                                                                                               streets.                                 ter Alyssa also attended the event,
                                                                                                   Hundreds of affected victims             “We love it, we have come every
                                                                                               lined up on the streets of Oshawa.       year since Alyssa was three,” said
                                                                                               Side effects included happiness,         Bowen.
                                                                                               laughter, a jovial glow, cheering and        Bowen has become an expert
                                                                                               singing Christmas carols.                and even knows the perfect spot to
                                                                                                   Starting at Oshawa Centre the        sit and watch the parade.
                                                                                               parade traveled along King Street to         “The best spot is between the Tim
                                                                                               Centre Street before making a loop       Hortons and Burger King,” she said.
                                                                                               back to the Oshawa Centre.                   “It gets better and longer every
                                                                                                   People came dressed in jackets,      year,” she said. “I really liked the
                                                                                               gloves and scarves, with hot choco-      lights at night.”
                                                                                               late or a piping hot coffee in hand to       Another spectator who enjoyed
                                                                                               fend off the cold.                       the parade was Brittaney George, a
                                                                                                   Some stood at the sides, some sat    student from Whitby.
                                                                                               on the pavement, others sat com-             “I really enjoyed the gymnas-
                                                                                               fortably in their deck chairs.           tics,” said George. “The colours were
                                                                                                   They waited anxiously for a          bright and fun.”
                                                                                               glimpse of the jolly old man in red          “I’ve been coming since I was
                                                                                               who makes their dreams come true         two. Before it didn’t have music and
                                                                                               every Dec. 25.                           it only had a few floats.”
                                                                                                   Many clubs and organizations             George had advice for spectators
                                                                                               marched in the parade. A frosty the      thinking of attending next year.
                                                                                               snowman created chaos among the              “There are so many people,” she
                                                                                               spectators.                              said.
                                                                                                   Marching bands dressed in uni-           “It’s good to get there early, if you
                                                                                               form played Christmas tunes on the       want a good spot.”
                                                                                               trumpets and drums.                          Sabrina Logan, a student from
                                                                                                   Among the participants was the       Whitby, had a different view of the
                                                                                               Oshawa wado-Kai Karate. Dressed          parade.
                                                                                               in their karate uniforms they walked         “It was repetitive,” she said. “They
                                                                                               and waved.                               played the same music – after a
                                                                                                   Gemini Gymnastics also partici-      while it got boring.”
                                                                                               pated. A girl demonstrated her gym-          One particular float did catch the
                                                                       Photo by Pavan Sandhu   nastics skills by cart wheeling in the   attention of Logan.
                                                                                               street.                                      “The one where the police were
SEASONS GREETINGS: Spectators lined the streets of Oshawa to catch a glimpse of                    The Rameses Oshawa District          playing the instruments,” said Logan.
Santa. Here, a parade participant greets the audience.                                         Shriners marched with flags in           “It was surprising, I wasn’t expecting
                                                                                               hand. Behind them some rode mini-        that they would be that good.”
                                                                                               motorbikes beeping and waving.               The last float to grace the streets
                                                                                                   With their hands extended chil-      of Oshawa was the much-antici-
                                                                                               dren screamed for candy.                 pated Santa float. With reindeer
                                                                                                   The Camaros Baton Club walked        pulling his sleigh, the man in red
                                                                                               in the parade twirling their batons,     waved wishing everyone a happy
                                                                                               dressed in white and black.              Christmas. Children on the streets,
                                                                                                   The Toronto Signals Band             high on the Christmas spirit, leapt
                                                                                               dressed in red uniform- carrying         and cheered.
                                                                                               trumpets, trombones and drums,               As Santa floated away, the streets
                                                                                               engaged the audience with the mu-        quickly emptied.
                                                                                               sic.                                         What was left were empty cof-
                                                                                                   An Oshawa resident and first-        fee cups and litter, a reminder that
                                                                                               time attendee, John Risk, came out       Christmas has just begun.



                                                                                                 Holiday shopping is
                                                                                                 cheaper in November
                                                                                                 for big ticket items
                                                                                                                                        da, consumers start buying big-
                                                                                                 By Amy Parrington                      ticket items, such as furniture,
                                                                                                 Chronicle Staff                        electronic equipment and appli-
                                                                                                                                        ances, in November, and wait un-
                                                                                                    Christmas is the most popular       til December to buy less expen-
                                                                                                 holiday during the year, beating       sive gifts. This is because retail-
                                                                                                 other holidays such as Valentine’s     ers mark down expensive items
                                                                                                 and New Year’s by more than 50         during November, when people
                                                                                                 per cent.                              begin their holiday shopping.
                                                                                                    On average Canadians will               “All of the Christmas choco-
                                                                                                 buy 11 gifts during the Christmas      lates and cookies we sell are
                                                                                                 season, spending an average of         cheap in November, because
                                                                                                 $575, according to a report by         there is less of a demand for
                                                                                                 Leger Marketing in Montreal.           them,” said Don Lee, grocery
                                                                                                    Giving chocolates, wine, and        manager at Price Chopper.
                                                                                                 cards to loved ones never goes             Consumers should begin their
                                                                                                 out of style. If topping people’s      shopping as soon as possible. Re-
                                                                                                 wish lists is a Christmas goal, the    tailers who sell expensive items
                                                                                                 most popular gifts for 2006 are:       such as furniture and electronics
                                                                                                 digital cameras, cell phones, MP3      have better sale prices in Novem-
                                                                                                 players, Apple iPods, and DVDs.        ber, rather than December when
                                                                                                    According to Statistics Cana-       most people shop for Christmas.
                                                                                                                              The Chronicle                 November 28, 2006                       13


                                                                     CAMPUS NEWS
Musical
returns for
holidays
By Mike Gokdag
Chronicle Staff
    Trinity Church’s dramatic mu-
sical Time for Christmas makes
a return this holiday season with
its next instalment, Still Time for
Christmas.
    The musical opens on Dec. 2
and their will be a total of five per-
formances running on Dec 2, 3, 8, 9,
and 10 all beginning at 7 p.m. at the
Trinity Church.
    “It was a great success last year
and we are hoping for even greater
things this year,” said Sandy Thom-
as of the Trinity Church. “Last year’s
show saw hundreds come out and
was a big accomplishment.” Said
Thomas.
     Director, Jenny Svetec directed
the musical and is returning for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Samaritanspurse.ca
sequel along with many other key
components from the first show.          HOLIDAYS ARE FOR GIVING: The children pictured above can be seen enjoying their presents received from Samari-
    “There are 68 people in the cast     tan’s Purse and its volunteers.
including a full choir, soloists and a
troupe of children.” Said Svetec. “We
are singing some numbers from last
year as well as two new solos and
two big numbers by the choirs.” She
continued.
    The play has an interesting flow
as the storyline goes through time
                                         Volunteers help create a happier
into medieval, puritan, Victorian
and contemporary periods as well
as stops in Bethlehem. The cast
has been preparing and rehearsing
since September.
                                         holiday for children in need
    The cast includes Mike Broomer                                                 a charity that collects decorated
as George Warren, Jason Adams as         By Mike Gokdag                            shoeboxes filled with small toys and
Justin Warren, Jordan Knarr as the       Chronicle Staff                           other gifts for shipment to children
comic Bill and Lynda Harlos as the
angel Gabriella.
                                                                                   in 100 developing countries. Inter-                   Operation Christmas Child
                                            Operation Christmas Child has          national relief company Samaritan’s
    Admissions will be free and a        gone into full effect thanks to a com-    Purse runs the operation.                     •      A $75 donation can give an entire family clean water
reception will follow every perfor-      bined effort from Trinity Church               “We shipped out over 3,000            for life.
mance.                                   and the city of Oshawa.                   shoe-boxes for the operation,” said           •      Operation Christmas Child was started in Wales in
                                            Operation Christmas Child is           Sandy Thomas of Trinity Church.            1990.
                                                                                      The shoeboxes are filled to the            •      Last year Canada donated 723,091 shoeboxes to 95
                                                                                   brim with toys and supplies for chil-      different countries.
Durham Region tree                                                                 dren of different age groups. School
                                                                                   supplies like pens, pencils, sharpen-
                                                                                   ers, colouring books and paper are
                                                                                                                                 •      Since 1993, 46 million shoeboxes have been deliv-
                                                                                                                              ered to over 100 countries.
                                                                                                                                 •      The first donation was sent to Romania.
                                                                                   popular choices.
lighting ceremony                                                                        Donations like toothbrushes
                                                                                   and toothpastes are also encour-
                                                                                   aged. Toys like balls and dolls, along   centre,” Thomas said.                   need and organize the priority list
                                                                                   with T-shirts, socks, and candy, are         The goal of the operation is to     for distributions. When a shoebox is
                                         the Whitby Central Library from 6         also nice additions. A suggested do-     help children who suffer from war,      sent to a community every child in
By Luba Tymchuk                          to 8 p.m. where Press Café will pro-      nation of $7 is also asked for to help   poverty, famine, disease and disas-     the community receives one.
Chronicle Staff
                                         vide free hot chocolate and cookies.      the communities where these boxes        ter.                                       The Samaritan’s Purse offers
                                             The event will include carols         are headed.                                  The National Leadership Team        many different opportunities for do-
    Durham Region residents can
                                         sung by Cruz Zone and the St. Mar-           “Trinity church is the depot for      (NLT) is made up of local pastors       nations including helping families
enjoy a day to celebrate the begin-
                                         guerite D’Youville Catholic School        Oshawa’s Operation Christmas             and civic leaders. These people         with livestock, building community
ning of the Christmas season with a
                                         Choir. Doo Doo the clown will also        Child and we rent a truck to take the    identify the children in greatest       churches and providing fresh water.
tree-lighting ceremony.
                                         be there to entertain. Unwrapped          donations to the next distribution
    Every year, as Christmas ap-
                                         toys will be accepted for the Stuff a
proaches, each municipality has a
day scheduled for the gathering of
community members to light their
Christmas tree.
                                         Bug toy drive.
                                             “This tradition has currently
                                         been going on for eight years,” said
                                                                                   Children’s Aid Society cares for the
                                         Kim Tafertshofer, marketing and
    Oshawa held its annual ceremo-
ny on Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m. at Memo-
rial Park where the mayor and city
                                         event co-ordinator for Whitby.
                                         “The event signifies the start of the
                                                                                   community during holiday season
                                         season by the traditional tree light-
council members lit the tree.                                                                                                                   volunteer is matched with a family in need. They help
                                         ing ceremony, and the gathering of        By Shannon Dossor
    “Our event went extremely well                                                 Chronicle Staff                                              out children on their own, single parents, and aunts,
                                         family, friends and neighbours.”
with over 2,000 people attending                                                                                                                uncles or grandparents who are taking care of children
                                             Other events in the region in-
on a night where the weather was a                                                     Many families live below the poverty line, and Christ-   on their own.
                                         clude the Ajax ceremony on Dec. 1
bit questionable,” said Derek Keene,                                               mas is a difficult time of year for them.                        The information from the needy families gets sent to
                                         from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pickering Village
Oshawa program supervisor for                                                          The Children’s Aid Society has a program called          the sponsor. “They learn their first name, age, size, wish
                                         on Old Kingston Road and the Bow-
community programs and special                                                     Community Caring at Christmas. CAS workers refer             lists and children’s hobbies,” said Sanicharan. “We try to
                                         manville Moonlight Magic ceremo-
events.                                                                            families they work with to this program. The families re-    make their Christmas as close to what you or I would
                                         ny at the town hall on Dec. 1 from 6
    There was free hot chocolate and                                               ferred either live on or just below the poverty line.        have.”
                                         p.m. to midnight.
live entertainment on the McLaugh-                                                     “This program has been running since before 1968,”           The donor registration deadline is Dec. 16, but dona-
                                             The Pickering Winterfest tree
lin bandshell stage, including Dur-                                                said Naretha Sanicharan, seasonal hamper co-ordina-          tions will be accepted later under some circumstances.
                                         lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 8
ham Shores Chorus. The event also                                                  tor.                                                             “The amount of families in need are definitely grow-
                                         from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the city hall at
included a visit from Santa Claus,                                                     Sanicharan explained that each referred family goes      ing every year, but so are our sponsors,” said Sanich-
                                         Esplanade Park. Food donations for
who arrived on a fire truck.                                                       through a screening process to make sure they aren’t         aran.
                                         St. Paul’s on the Hill will be accepted
    Whitby’s ceremony will be held                                                 receiving help from anywhere else.                               To register as a donor or sponsor, contact the Dur-
                                         at this event.
on Dec. 1 at celebration square of                                                     Volunteers donate and sponsor the program. Each          ham Children’s Aid Society.
14 The Chronicle                    November 28, 2006


          CAMPUS NEWS
Eight-day victory celebration
                                                                                                                                                                        “You play with Hanukkah gilt
Hanukkah                                                                                                                                                            which is chocolate money,” said
                                                                                                                                                                    Dennis. Each side of the dreidel has
                                                                                                                                                                    a letter inscribed on it: nun, gimmel,
honours                                                                                                                                                             hey and shin.
                                                                                                                                                                        Children win or lose gilt depend-
                                                                                                                                                                    ing on where it lands. The letters

the victory                                                                                                                                                         spell out “a great miracle happened
                                                                                                                                                                    here.” According to the website My
                                                                                                                                                                    Jewish Learning, the four letters on

of the                                                                                                                                                              the dreidel carry a greater signifi-
                                                                                                                                                                    cance.
                                                                                                                                                                        They represent the four ancient
                                                                                                                                                                    kingdoms that have tried to destroy
Maccabees                                                                                                                                                           the Jewish nation, which include
                                                                                                                                                                    Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome.
                                                                                                                                                                        Along with chocolate dreidel
                                                                                                                                                                    winnings, Dennis, his younger sister
                                                                                                                                                                    and six cousins would help make
By Valene Nicholas                                                                                                                                                  latkes, potato pancakes. Potatoes,
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                     onions, cornflake crumbs and eggs
                                                                                                                                                                    are mixed and fried in oil in a flat
    While the Hellenistic Seleucid                                                                                                                                  pan.
Empire seized the Temple and the                                                                                                                                        The crispy cooked potatoes are
Jewish people were forced to wor-                                                                                                                                   dipped in sour cream or apple-
ship Greek gods, priest Mattathias                                                                                                                                  sauce.
began a rebellion in 167 BC, after                                                                                                                                      The potato has nothing to do with
murdering a fellow Jew who bowed                                                                                                                                    Hanukkah, but the oil it’s fried in is
to worship an idol. He and his five                                                                                                                                 a reminder of the oil in the Temple,
sons also killed officers and soldiers                                                                                                                              according to My Jewish Learning.
that ordered submission to Greek                                                                                                                                        Dennis said Hanukkah is a time
gods. This started the revolt and vil-                                                                                                                              for families to celebrate the Jews’ tri-
lagers grouped together to create                                                                                                                                   umph over persecution.
the Maccabbee army.                                                                                                                                                     Dennis resides in Toronto, but
    After his death, Mattathias’ son,                                                                                                                               currently lives in Oshawa for school.
                                                                                                                                         Photo by Valene Nicholas
leader of the rebels, defeated the                                                                                                                                  He plans on celebrating Hanukkah,
rule of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and                                                                                                                                  even though he is not around family
reclaimed the Temple in Jerusalem.       HAPPY HANUKKAH: Jewish student Zak Dennis plans on celebrating Hanukkah even                                               and knows few Jewish students on
    Judah Maccabee and his soldiers      though he is not around his family and knows few Jewish students on campus.                                                campus.
repaired and cleansed the Temple.                                                                                                                                       “I’m going to try and get my
The rebels wanted to light the me-                                                                                                                                  roommates and as many people as
norah during the celebration. The                                                                                                                                   I can over for some latkes…and play
menorah is a seven-branched can-             “The first night there is an extra       “I remember going over to my      candy and play dreidel.”                    a little bit of dreidel,” he said. He also
delabrum, which is one of the old-       blessing over the candles and the         grandmothers house and the whole        The dreidel is a four-sided top          wants to share with his friends the
est symbols of the Jewish people.        rest of the nights you light an extra     family being there,” he recalled.    children spin in order to win tasty         great story of the Maccabees.
Only a tiny flask of olive oil, enough   candle,” explained Zak Dennis, a          “We’d eat dinner, make latkes, get   treats.
to last for one day, was discovered.     manufacturing engineer student at
However the candle brightly shone        UOIT.
for eight days. These eight days al-         Along with the lighting of the
lowed for the completion of the          nine-branched menorah, other fes-
Temple and enough time to get new        tivities include traditional food, fam-
oil supply.                              ily parties, dreidel and gifts.
    Every December, Jews world-              “Hanukkah was never about gifts,
wide celebrate Hanukkah. It is also      but I guess because the Jewish kids
known as the Feast of the Maccab-        see the Christian kids getting gifts,
bees or the Festival of Lights. Jew-     the parents get them,” Dennis said.
ish families light the menorah each          He used to get one present as a
night for eight days to honour the       child, while some of his friends got
victory of the Maccabees. This year      a present each night of Hanukkah.
Hanukkah takes place from Dec. 16        Toys, the latest gadgets or money
to 23.                                   were common items.



Figure skating
clubs get together
at Iroquois
                                         Edge Expressions masters team,
By Luba Tymchuk                          the Oshawa Glide adult team, the
Chronicle Staff                          Aura Synchronized junior team,
                                         and Whitby Figure Skating Clubs
    This holiday, Durham residents       singles and pairs programs.
have a chance to watch a live syn-          There will be a special guest ap-
chronized ice show.                      pearance by Don Jackson, gold
    The Whitby Synchronized Skat-        medalist in the World Figure Skat-
ing teams, a non-profit club that        ing Championship in 1962 where
operates through the Whitby Fig-         he was the first Canadian male to
ures Skating Club, will be part of the   win the world championship.
show on Dec. 3 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.        Tickets are $5 for general ad-
at the Whitby Iroquois Park Sports       mission and $1 for children 12 and
Complex.                                 younger. Tickets will be sold at the
    The show will feature the Ice        door and in various arenas around
Fyre juvenile and novice teams, the      Durham Region.
                                                                                                                                 The Chronicle                 November 28, 2006                             15


          CAMPUS NEWS
Violence: breaking the silence
By Reka Szekely
Chronicle Staff

    He makes the decisions for her,
telling her what to wear, who to talk
to and how to spend her money.
    He pressures her into sex when
she’s not interested.
    He calls her stupid, lazy, fat, ugly
or a slut.
    He hits her.
    Woman abuse can take a multi-
tude of forms, but it has one com-
mon thread. It’s based on gender
inequality and it’s about control.
    “Sometimes the violence or abuse
is so subtle, the woman doesn’t even
know it’s happening unless some-
one outside the so-called box makes
a comment or statement,” said Mary
Alice Harvey, a mental health nurse
who provides counseling at the
campus health centre.
    It’s a problem on campuses
across the country, including ours.
    Walter DeKeseredy is a professor
in the Faculty of Criminology, Justice
and Policy Studies at UOIT and has
done extensive research and written
several books on woman abuse.
    In 1993, he released a national
survey that looked at woman abuse
on post-secondary campuses and
DeKeseredy said the rates are quite
high.
    “What is happening in Canada is
we see about 28 per cent of women
in a year experience some form of
sexual assault,” said DeKeseredy.
    Since leaving high school, 45 per                                                                                                                                               Photo illustration by Reka Szekely
cent of women in university report
some form of sexual assault. The           BREAKING THE SILENCE: Many services are available for women experiencing abuse. For example, the Campus
survey included being pressured            Health Centre can help students find the help they need.
verbally into sex, physical force and
threats of physical force.                                                                                                                                              become men who are comfortable
    DeKeseredy said physical vio-                                                                                                                                       in their emotionality,” said Nadia
lence is quite high as well, with
roughly 22 per cent of women re-
                                                  Resources for understanding violence against women                                                                    Barakeh a counsellor at the WM-
                                                                                                                                                                        RCC.
porting they’d experienced it in the                                                                                                                                        DeKeseredy also said that when
previous year.                                                                                                                                                          it comes to sexual assault, men en-
    Esther Enylou, director of the
                                                   -The Denise House: a local women’s shelter. Their website provides excellent in-
                                                                                                                                                                        gage in bad behaviour not out of
Women’s Multicultural Resource             formation, including a checklist of signs of abuse and instructions on how to hide internet                                  lust, but to gain the approval of their
and Counselling Centre of Durham           activity when researching.                                                                                                   peers. And then the peer group re-
(WMRCC), conducted a workshop                                                                                                                                           inforces negative images of women
on campus in early November on                      - Durham Regional Police Services                                                                                   and that creates a climate where
healthy relationships as part of Vio-                                                                                                                                   woman abuse can become a prob-
lence Against Women Awareness                       - Students Against Social Injustice (SASI)                                                                          lem.
Month.                                                                                                                                                                      “There’s nothing wrong with ca-
    Enylou said often people look for            -A Call to Men is a men’s organization that addresses violence against women and                                       sual sex, but when it becomes pred-
physical abuse, but there are many         sexism. Founder Tony Porter delivered a keynote speech on Nov. 21 on campus.                                                 atory or he runs to his friends and
other types. “A woman doesn’t have                                                                                                                                      calls her a slut, it strips her of her
to be beaten to fit into that category                                                                                                                                  dignity,” he said.
                                           some cultural backgrounds may be         cer from the Tau Kappa Epsilon fra-       including a new women’s centre.
of an abused woman.”                                                                                                                                                        Meanwhile, WMRCC provides
                                           less likely to ask for help because      ternity’s UOIT chapter, said there’s a       Alisha Thornton, internal vice-
    Verbal abuse and emotional                                                                                                                                          counselling and support to women
                                           woman abuse is not something             stigma associated with fraternities       president for the SA, said she’s done
abuse can involve put downs, ne-                                                                                                                                        who have been abused and their
                                           that’s openly discussed.                 when it comes to women’s issues.          a lot research into women’s centres
glect and threats. Economic abuse                                                                                                                                       families. They also provide referrals
                                               She also points out that men can     He said his group was eager to take       on campuses across the country.
involves controlling a woman                                                                                                                                            and community outreach.
                                           be the victims of abuse, as can men      part in the pledge campaign.                 “We’re actually one of the few
through money.                                                                                                                                                              The centre’s goal is to make sure
                                           and women in same-sex relation-              “I think the fact that we’re mak-     campuses that doesn’t have a wom-
    When a woman is constantly                                                                                                                                          no one gets put on a waiting list and
                                           ships.                                   ing them sign this pledge is going to     en’s centre,” she said.
controlled being told what to eat,                                                                                                                                      they provide support like accompa-
                                               However, in the majority of cas-     force them to think about this issue,”       The centre will be a safe space
what to wear, when to go stay home                                                                                                                                      nying women on court dates.
                                           es, it is still men who carry out the    said Megna.                               for women and provide information
and go out, who she can talk to, she                                                                                                                                        “A lot of them are intimidated
                                           abuse.                                       Peter Micek, president of the lo-     and resources. Student volunteers
becomes trapped in the relation-                                                                                                                                        by the legal system altogether,” said
                                               “What happens is men are the         cal Zeta Psi chapter, agreed.             of both genders will act as staff after
ship, dependant on her abuser.                                                                                                                                          Barakeh. “They’ve never had any
                                           problem and they need to be the so-          “We looked at it as a great op-       undergoing training.
      “When you’re not allowed to                                                                                                                                       contact with the law. They’ve never
                                           lution,” said DeKeseredy.                portunity to get our names out on            However, it’s also important to
make decisions … eventually there’s                                                                                                                                     been to court before.”
                                               When men are seen as dominant        campus not only as a fraternity, but      reach men even before they begin
a psychological shift where you can’t                                                                                                                                       On campus, Harvey can immedi-
                                           and women as sexual objects, it cre-     as a group of guys that are opposed       their post-secondary education.
make those decisions yourself,” said                                                                                                                                    ately whip out pamphlets, informa-
                                           ates a chilly climate on campus.         to violence against women.”               DeKeseredy said that by the time
Harvey.                                                                                                                                                                 tion sheets and contact numbers for
                                               That’s why the November cam-             Micek said he’d like to see a simi-   men come to college and university,
    Immigrant women who are un-                                                                                                                                         women’s shelters and other com-
                                           paign, organized by Students             lar event each year in the future.        the patterns already exist. They may
familiar with the system in Canada                                                                                                                                      munity resources. She said she’s
                                           Against Social Injustice (SASI), in-         DeKeseredy said the campus            have abused a girl friend in high
are often even more vulnerable, said                                                                                                                                    available to students who want to
                                           cluded a keynote speech from Tony        needs more campaigns like SASI’s          school.
Enylou, because their partners can                                                                                                                                      talk or want more information. All
                                           Porter, an American activist that cre-   this month and he wants to see a             That’s why the WMRCC does
use threats against their status in                                                                                                                                     they have to do is drop by the cam-
                                           ated A Call to Men, a speaking tour      women’s centre. The fight to end          outreach to high school and ele-
the country or threaten to take their                                                                                                                                   pus health centre and make an ap-
                                           that challenges men to end sexism        violence against women needs to           mentary schools.
children away from them.                                                                                                                                                pointment. They don’t have to give
                                           violence against women.                  be consistent.                               Nadia Barakeh, who counsels at
    They may also be unaware of                                                                                                                                         a reason why.
                                               In addition to that, SASI is work-       The Student Association an-           the WMRCC in both English and
support services because those                                                                                                                                              Harvey said the problem isn’t
                                           ing with the fraternities on campus      nounced last week that part of the        Arabic, said men with low self-es-
types of services are not available in                                                                                                                                  resources, it’s getting women to use
                                           to get men to sign a pledge that they    portable behind the library that was      teem exhibit that by being verbally
their country of origin.                                                                                                                                                the resources available. “There is so
                                           will not be violent against women.       used as a construction office will        abusive and controlling.
    Harvey adds that women from                                                                                                                                         much support out there,” she said.
                                               Kirk Megna, an excecutive offi-      now be used for clubs and services,          “It’s an issue of raising boys who
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          CAMPUS NEWS
Family forgives drunk driver            Sutherland, wife and mother who               “We were incredibly sad for a        sick,” says Patti. “I was constantly         leased. It is important to let go of the
By Tania Harris                         lived in Oshawa at the time of the        number of things,” says Carrie. “We      stressed, short tempered, I had high         resentment and learn to forgive, not
Chronicle Staff                         accident. “And one brain dead deci-       were sad that they were gone, sad        blood pressure, chronic back pain            for their piece of mind but for yours,
                                        sion took them away from us.”             that we never had the chance to say      and experienced chest pain.”                 says Lumber.
    It’s December 1999, only a few          According to MADD (Mothers            goodbye and that we would never              Holding a grudge can also cause             Forgiveness does not happen
more days until a new century be-       Against Drunk Driving) Canada, of         see them again. But we were also         mental imbalances. Andrew be-                over night, it takes strength of spirit.
gins, a few more hours until Santa      the general driving age public, 98        very angry at the guy that took them     came depressed after losing his fa-             “God is available to all of us, and
creeps down the chimney, a few          per cent see drinking and driving as      from us and I couldn’t imagine ever      ther and brother, which resulted in          those who have suffered a loss will
more minutes until they are dead.       a threat to their personal safety, and    forgiving him.”                          harmful behaviour.                           be comforted by him,” says Rev.
    Bill Sutherland had just picked     86 per cent feel it is important to do        The life that they had known             “The pain of losing my family was        Allan V. Jorgensen, First Baptist
up his 12-year-old son, Jeremy, from    something to reduce the problem.          had been shattered, and they were        unbearable and I wanted it to go             Church minister in Oshawa. “Only
a friend’s house. They were on their        Unfortunately the problem of          left wounded and in pain. It is only     away,” says Andrew. “So I took a ra-         the strong have the capability to for-
way home to celebrate Christmas         drinking and driving wasn’t reduced       natural that the Sutherland family       zor and tried to cut the pain out.”          give, so pray for strength and you
with their family when the unex-        on the night of Dec. 24, 1999. A 19-      felt angry and resentful towards the         According to Canadian Health             will be given it.”
pected happened. An oncoming car,       year-old intoxicated man was able         man who they believed killed their       Network, a public health agency,                So the Sutherland family prayed
driven by a drunk driver, swerved       to walk out of a Christmas party that     loved ones. But holding onto that        self-harm is a coping mechanism. It          and after a long journey down the
into the Sutherland’s lane. There       night, with a set of car keys in his      grudge proved to be just as harm-        is a way of dealing with overwhelm-          road to forgiveness they finally
was no time to react.                   hand. He was able to put the keys         ful as drinking and driving was that     ing emotions, intense disassocia-            reached their destination.
    Bystanders watched in horror as     in the ignition and start his vehicle     night.                                   tion, invalidation and feelings of              “To forgive is to set a prisoner
the two vehicles collided. Pieces of    without anyone noticing and then              Patti’s health slowly deteriorated   isolation.                                   free and discover that the prisoner
metal flew everywhere and gasoline      drive away, without someone stop-         during the first few months follow-          “In order to deal with emotions          was you,” said Lewis B. Smedes, au-
could be smelt for miles. Bill died     ping him.                                 ing the accident.                        it is important to talk to someone           thor of Forgiveness: The Power to
instantly leaving the two survivors         “We were in shock when we                 “Holding onto anger is a dan-        about them,” says Kelly Lumber, an           Change the Past.
struggling against time.                found out, none of us believed it         gerous emotion which has serious         Oshawa psychotherapist. “If feelings            The Sutherland family members
    The man in the other vehicle        happened,” says Andrew Suther-            negative effects on your physical        are bottled up then an emotional             are no longer prisoners of the pain
managed to crawl out of the wreck-      land, Bill’s son and Jeremy’s brother.    health,” says Dr. S. P. Ruparelia, an    explosion is inevitable, resulting in        and anger that had held them hos-
age but Jeremy was stuck and was            After the family got over the ini-    Oshawa general practitioner. “It can     depression, eating disorders and             tage for so long.
crying for help. The cars caught on     tial shock of losing their loved ones     weaken the immune system, cause          even suicide.”                                  “We have forgiven the boy who
fire and all that could be done was     the household was filled with mixed       sleep deprivation, high blood pres-          The person who holds onto an-            drove drunk that night, forgave him
watch as the flames consumed him.       emotions for years, says Carrie           sure and rapid heart rate.”              ger becomes re-victimized each               for the mistake that he made, and
    “Jeremy was my baby and Bill        Sutherland, Bill’s daughter.                  “I was so angry I got physically     moment the anger has not been re-            now we are free,” says Patti.
was the love of my life,” says Patti




Students find aid during exams
                                        will, verbatim, record what their in-        Stress can play a factor during       you’re organized…do organiza-                   “They are skills that we carry with
By Steve Parker                         structors are putting on the board,       an exam. It is primarily caused by       tional notes like the Cornell Method         us to any workplace,” Fledderus
Chronicle Staff
                                        and that’s wrong, because they’re         lack of preparation.Fledderus says       and being conscious of what you’re           said. “A lot of it is just being an effec-
   With exams just around the cor-      the instructors words and not their       that managing time wisely is an ef-      learning, like putting notes in your         tive time manager. All of these skills
ner come long days, intense study       own.”                                     fective way to defeat stress around      own words, they complement each              are useful in the workforce.”
and stress. How should students             She says students should put the      exam time. Every skill she teaches       other,” she said.                               The Learner Support Centre is
best deal with it?                      notes into their own words because        complements the others.                     Such skills are not just useful in        available to any students who need
   A good first start is not to leave   it becomes theirs and then they will         “If you manage your time, if          school, but after graduation as well.        assistance preparing for an exam.
everything until the last minute.       remember. Taking a half hour af-
Students who attend class and take      ter class to rewrite their instructor’s
                                        notes is an excellent study tool.
                                                                                                          Tease the Season
notes have an easier time when it
comes to exams. But they should             Another study method Fledde-
                                        rus teaches students is the Cornell
                                                                                                                 with
not be taking down notes as the
teacher writes them.                    Method.This method divides a page
   “If you take proper notes, it’s      in half with topics written in the left
almost like you’re studying,” said
Katherine Fledderus, learning strat-
                                        column and detailed info written on
                                        the right.                                                                      p on
                                                                                                          Gifts that keep on
egies adviser for Durham College
and the University of Ontario Insti-
                                            If a student can recite the infor-
                                        mation while only seeing the topics,
                                        or vice versa, they will be able to re-
                                                                                                                Giving
tute of Technology. “Most students
                                        member it for an exam.




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In synch with Melissa Mackie
                                                                                                                                         “She’s always got a smile on her face,” said Meredith.
                                                                         By Mike Van Veen                                            “You can tell she loves to be there.”
                                                                         Chronicle Staff                                                 While Mackie says there are many perks to coaching,
                                                                                                                                     including helping fellow skaters improve their skills, there
                                                                                                                                     are some challenges as well. Due to the fact that the girls
                                                                     Getting 12 young girls to skate together is one thing, but      on her teams are so young, Mackie often finds them quite
                                                                 getting them to skate exactly the same is much more diffi-          a handful.
                                                                 cult. And juggling a full college class load on top of that just        “The girls are very young (ages 6 to 10) and have a hard
                                                                 adds to the challenge.                                              time staying focused,” she said.
                                                                     But it’s all in a day’s work for Melissa Mackie.                    “They are very chatty and half the practice is spent just
                                                                     Mackie, 20, is a second-year Sports Management stu-             getting them to listen.”
                                                                 dent at Durham College and the assistant coach of three                 Despite the challenges, Mackie has high expectations
                                                                 synchronized skating teams in Whitby. She is also an ex-            for her skaters and hopes to help them have a positive ex-
                                                                 skater of 12 years.                                                 perience.
                                                                     Although she doesn’t skate competitively anymore,                   “My main concern is that their experience with skating
                                                                 she said she misses it and finds herself reliving it through        is a positive one and that they continue to keep it up in the
                                                                 coaching.                                                           future.”
                                                                     “Synchronized skating is something that is extremely                Her most memorable skating moment was in France in
                                                                 important to me,” said Mackie. “I miss the feeling of being         2004 when their Junior Competitive team, Ice Fyre, repre-
                                                                 on a team.”                                                         sented Canada and came second overall.
                                                                     Mackie decided against skating this year due to the large           “It was my first international competition and we
                                                                 time commitment. She would have had to move from a ju-              worked extremely hard to get there,” said Mackie. “We had
                                                                 nior competitive level to a senior competitive level because        no idea that we would do so well and were overwhelmed
                                                                 of her age.                                                         when we came out with a silver medal.”
                                                                     “I felt that the practice time would be just too much to            Mackie’s last year of skating she deems her most suc-
                                                                 handle with school,” she said.                                      cessful. She skated for Black Ice, a team based out of Cen-
                                                                     While she still coaches three skating teams, she is only        tral Ontario. The Junior Competitive team won the French
                                                                 at the rink two nights a week, which gives her plenty of time       Cup in Rouen, France last February.
                                                                 to balance schoolwork.                                                  “We went in not realizing we were even capable of com-
                                                                     Mackie coaches the pre-juvenile and novice teams                ing close to the top and ended up beating the world cham-
                                                                 alongside head coach Nancy Meredith. As assistant coach,            pions.”
                                                                 she is responsible for helping choreograph the teams rou-               Mackie and the rest of her Black Ice team also travelled
                                                                 tines, scheduling practice times, following through with            to Helsinki, Finland to compete in the Junior World Chal-
                                                                 mental training for all three teams and continuously devel-         lenge Cup where they competed against some of the best
                                                                 oping the skaters skills both on and off the ice.                   junior competitive teams in the world. They placed fifth
                                                                     Meredith has also coached Mackie for seven years.               overall.
                                                                 Mackie credits Meredith for many of her successes over                  Mackie still enjoys her time on the ice and hopes to con-
                                                                 the years.                                                          tinue coaching throughout her final year next year.
                                                                     “She always pushed us to do our best. We were very suc-              She hopes to get a job working at Skate Canada after she
                                                                 cessful.”                                                           completes her diploma, but if not, she has another plan.
                                                                     Some of Mackie’s successes include a 1st and 2nd place              “I wish I knew where exactly I want to be in 10 years
                                          Photo by Mike Van Veen
                                                                 finish in France, several visits to nationals with top 5 finish-    but right now, I am not too sure,” she said. “If I don’t end up
                                                                 es and a 5th place finish at the Junior World Challenge Cup.        working for Skate Canada, I hope to move to Europe and
A FINE BALANCE: In addition to coaching three syn-                   Meredith is equally impressed with Mackie. Meredith             experience work there. Perhaps even coach a young Euro-
chronized skating teams, Sports Management student says Mackie is a great role model for the kids and is ex-                         pean synchronized skating team if possible.”
Melissa Mackie also goes to school full time.                    tremely positive.




Shriners raise money for kids’ hospital
By Krystle Pereira                                                                                                                                                end in success.
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                       “I had one guy come back to me
                                                                                                                                                                  since and say, ‘That night of the gala,
                                                                                                                                                                  it was the first time in many years
   Vision: the ability to think about                                                                                                                             that I was proud to be a Shriner’,” said
or plan the future with imagination                                                                                                                               Smith. “I thought that says it all.”
or wisdom; an experience of seeing                                                                                                                                    The money will contribute to-
someone or something in a dream.                                                                                                                                  wards research at the hospital,
   Millions of dreams are wished                                                                                                                                  which has invented pablum and re-
for every day, but for some, even                                                                                                                                 searched treatments for childhood
simple ones like having medicine                                                                                                                                  diabetes.
and seeing a hospital are far from a                                                                                                                                  Smith wanted something more
possibility.                                                                                                                                                      for the Shriners. He wanted to raise
   In 1922, the Shriners opened                                                                                                                                   public awareness to show people
their first children’s hospital and                                                                                                                               the true character of the Shrine club
they have helped over 800,000 chil-                                                                                                                               and what they work hard for.
dren since then.                                                                                                                                                      The Shriners take what they do
   Many people often wonder what                                                                                                                                  seriously, but to be a Shriner, know-
a Shriner is. Some refer to Fred                                                                                                                                  ing how to have fun is a prerequi-
Flintstone wearing his big red hat.                                                                                                                               site.
Others think of them as a group who                                                                                                                                   “You have to appreciate that not
take part in parades driving around                                                                                                                               many grown males will run around
fast cars and motorbikes.                                                                                                                                         with a fez on their head and be
   To define a Shriner someone                                                                                                                                    proud of it,” said Smith. “It’s because
could use the words committed or                                                                                                                                  of what it stands for, the betterment
passionate.                                                                                                                            Photo by Krystle Pereira   of kids’ health.”
   The Oshawa Shrine Club has                                                                                                                                         In January the next president will
approximately 230 members of                                                                                                                                      take over, and Smith hopes he can
                                        HAVING A BALL: The Oshawa Shrine Club held their first-ever gala to benefit research at
the more than 555,000 there are                                                                                                                                   bring vision and look beyond what
                                        their Montreal Children’s Hospital.                                                                                       has been done to bring a new focus
throughout North America.
   Each year, they raise money for      Club. Traditionally each year there        The event was held at Deer Creek    former mayor of Whitby plus the            for the future.
their hospitals and for children in     is an activity dinner and a presi-      banquet hall and featured a 19-        mayors of Ajax and Pickering at-               The Shriners continue to pros-
need through public events.             dent’s ball, but Smith wanted some-     piece orchestra, a silent auction, a   tended.                                    per. They do have fun when they
   On Nov. 3, the Oshawa Shriners       thing better.                           decadent dinner and elegant games         By the end of the evening the           gather together, and humour be-
held their first ever gala to support      “I thought we should make it a       such as a diamond champagne            Shriners had raised approximately          comes a part of who they are. But
the Montreal Shriner’s Hospital for     splashy evening,” said Smith. “We’ll    challenge.                             $50,000.                                   the Shriners never forget their pur-
Children.                               make it a cause we can identify with.      The auction included 97 items,         They didn’t know if they could          pose of helping children, and mak-
   The idea came from Mark Smith,       We’ll create something that we will     including gift certificates, weekend   pull the event off, but Smith was          ing dreams reality.
president of the Oshawa Shrine          be known for.”                          getaway packages and jewelry. The      confident that the evening would
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Wii and PS3 consoles selling
for thousands on internet              cold for two hours to get her Nin-        buying something at twice the cost
By Elise Haskell                       tendo Wii. Up until the last moment       for the first release if you don’t have
Chronicle Staff                        she wasn’t sure whether she’d even        any cash left over for games,” said
                                       keep it.                                  Parker.
   Some people pre-ordered them            “I have bills to pay so I felt kind       Meagan Clayton, 21, pre-ordered
weeks ago, while others camped         of guilty even thinking about buying      hers from Best Buy over a month
outside of stores and waited for       a console for myself,” said Parker.       ago with the intention from the very
hours in the cold so they could buy    “When I left my house that morning,       beginning to sell it.
their very own Playstation 3 or Nin-   I thought, as a back-up plan I could          “My boyfriend found out that
tendo Wii.                             always sell it on eBay, to sort of ease   the PS3 would not be released in
   But some of these people don’t      my conscience about making the            Europe until after the Christmas
even want some of these hyped-         purchase.”                                season, and this was sending prices
up new consoles for themselves or          But with all the hype built up        of PS3s on eBay skyrocketing,” said
as fancy Christmas presents. They      around these consoles, Parker found       Clayton. “And you’re at least guar-
want to turn around and sell them      that selling hers on eBay seemed too      anteed to get your money back, or
on eBay for, quite literally, thou-    tempting to resist.                       at the very least, own a PS3... I felt it
sands of dollars.                          “When I saw the consoles going        was a win-win situation.”
   Although this phenomenon is         for upwards of six hundred dollars            After a couple days on eBay she
not new to the gaming industry,        I thought, hey, why not? I’m not the      had raised $2,300. She’s already
when you consider that there are       type of person who had to have it         made her purchase price of $758.98
only 150,000 Playstation 3s in Can-    right away, I could easily wait. I ac-    back three-fold. “My boyfriend and I
ada you can understand why it’s so     tually only went to line up because       started the bidding at $1,000 and it
big this year.                         I’ve never done something like that       just took off from there. We thought
   Keeping in mind that there are      before.”                                  if we started it lower than everyone
over 4 million people in the GTA,          It does seem strange to spend         else’s, people would jump all over it,
people can see why this is such a      all that money solely for the con-        and they have.”
problem, and why already Playsta-      sole, especially when you have to             Clayton went on to say that the
tion 3s have been bought for $25,000   buy games separately and they are         people who buy these consoles on
(yes, three zeros) on eBay.            priced up to $70.                         eBay “are probably rich parents who
   Nicole Parker, 25, waited in the        “It kind of defeats the purpose of    want to have the perfect gift.”


Avoid the flu by getting the shot                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Caitlyn Holroyd


                                                                                                                             ARTISTIC PIECE: The Ontario College of Art and Design
                                                            nized against the influenza virus, as placement agen-            fifth anniversary art show attracted art lovers of all ages.
  By Caitlyn Holroyd                                        cies in the Health Sciences, Health and Human Stud-
  Chronicle Staff                                           ies and Firefighting and Paramedic programs have
                                                            restricted placement in the past, if not immunized.
                                                               Clinics at the Oshawa campus are in the dining

                                                                                                                             Ontario college
     It’s that time of the year again and those wishing
  to avoid the flu season won’t have to travel far to get   room (G213) and run Nov. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon,
  immunized.                                                Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 4 from 8:30 a.m. to
     Durham College/UOIT will be offering walk-in           3 p.m. and Dec. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Clinics at
  clinics on campus. Students in community or clinical      the Whitby campus are on Nov. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to


                                                                                                                             of art show
  placements are encouraged to come and get immu-           12:30 p.m.




                                                                                                                             attracts many
                                                                                                                                                                          Blackwood, Ian Carr-Harris, Andy
                                                                                                                             By Caitlyn Holroyd                           Fabo, Tom Forrestall, Burton Kram-
                                                                                                                             Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                          er, Kristine Moran, Christopher Pratt,
                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Pratt, Nicholas and Sheila Pye,
                                                                                                                                 The Ontario College of Art and           Floria Sigismondi, Dionne Simpson,
                                                                                                                             Design is a school for artists, but it       and Tony Urquhart, to name a few,
                                                                                                                             was art lovers who flocked to the            but the school is promoting art itself
                                                                                                                             school’s annual show, Whodunit?              rather than the name behind each
                                                                                                                                 This year marked the fifth an-           piece. This encourages people to
                                                                                                                             niversary for the show, which has            buy pieces based on their love for
                                                                                                                             been growing steadily since its              the aesthetics rather than the per-
                                                                                                                             launch. This can be attributed to the        son who created them.
                                                                                                                             unique elements of the show, which               “Last year, we had some real
                                                                                                                             have people coming from through-             keeners lining up on the Friday night
                                                                                                                             out the GTA and beyond to find that          as early as 4 p.m. to get their place in
                                                                                                                             perfect piece of art.                        line for Saturday’s sale,” Mulholland
                                                                                                                                 “I think there are a number of           said, pointing out that the sale didn’t
                                                                                                                             factors that set this apart,” Sarah          start until 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                             Mulholland, media and communi-                   “The sale has so far generated
                                                                                                                             cations co-ordinator at OCAD, said           $400,000 for the university and
                                                                                                                             in an interview before this year’s           we’re looking forward to another
                                                                                                                             show.                                        successful year.”
                                                                                                                                 “First of all, the sales accessibility       Allie MacLean, a Foundations
                                                                                                                             – all pieces are priced at a reason-         in Art and Design student here on
                                                                                                                             able $75, which means anyone can             campus, likes the idea of Whodunit?
                                                                                                                             afford to buy a piece. Also, because         and would like to see a similar type
                                                                                                                             of the ‘mystery’; the artists’ names         of art show at Durham College.
                                                                                                                             remain hidden on the back of the                 “I think it’s important to get peo-
                                                                                                                             work until it’s purchased and turned         ple to pay attention to the work in-
                                                                                                                             over to reveal them. Also, the sheer         stead of how celebrated the artist is,
                                                                                                                             number of participants is stagger-           and having a show like this seems
                                                                                                                             ing. We have this year something             like an excellent way of doing that,”
                                                                                                                             in the range of 1,000 to 1,200 pieces        MacLean said. “Having a similar
                                                                                                                             donated by artists, celebrity artists,       show at Durham College for Foun-
                                                                                                                             as well as OCAD students, faculty            dations in Art and Design would be
                                                                                                                             and alumni.”                                 terrific. I’d love to see how it would
                                                                                                                                 Some of this year’s contributors         turn out.”
                                                                                                                             include Margaret Atwood, David
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University grads help community
                                                                                                                                                                       (prostitutes) to go and give them
By Jocelyn Nespiak                                                                                                                                                     clean clothes, a hot meal and coun-
Chronicle Staff
    Confident women fill the room.                                                                                                                                     selling.”
A few are dressed in blouses, suit                                                                                                                                         “Half the girls we bring in don’t
jackets and high-heeled shoes. Oth-                          Canadian Federation of University Women                                                                   return to the streets.”
                                                                                                                                                                           The Refuge House is a place
ers are wearing warm sweaters and
runners.                                             •CFUW is a non-governmental organization with special consultative status with the                                where kids, youth and adults can
    Everyone is greeting each other.                                                                                                                                   stay, especially if they live on the
                                                     United Nations.
Everyone is smiling. And everyone                                                                                                                                      street. Veroba has a family member
is early.                                                                                                                                                              employed by one of the shelters in
                                                     •CFUW is one of 71 affiliates of the International Federation of University Women and its                          Oshawa, who suggested the club get
    On the second Wednesday of                       180,000 members.
each month, the Canadian Federa-                                                                                                                                       involved.
tion of University Women (CFUW),                                                                                                                                           “It feels good to make a difference
                                                     •CFUW is a voluntary, non-profit, self-funded bilingual organization of over 10,000                                in our community. Members will
Oshawa and District, meet.
    For many members, being a part                   women university graduates                                                                                        see and feel the results,” she said.
of this club brings new friendships                                                                                                                                        Regardless of the serious issues
through social gatherings and in-                    •CFUW Oshawa & District is an organization of university graduates who live in the                                these women try to tackle, they still
terest groups. But it also opens in-                 Bowmanville, Oshawa, Whitby, and Port Perry area of Durham Region.                                                try to have fun.
tellectual doors and gives power to                                                                                                                                        “We do fashion shows, silent auc-
individual voices.                                                                                                                                                     tions, revolving dinner parties, and
    “The mandate when the club was                                                                                                                                     bake sales,” said Sybil Stirling, ways
                                                     Source: The Canadian Federation of University Women website
formed was to provide scholarships                                                                                                                                     and means, and friendship chair.
to women and promote education,”                                                                                                                                           All of those activities have helped
said Joan Maggs, scholarship chair.                                                                                                                                    them fundraise money, so they’re in
                                          Janet Nisbet, current liaison and for-    whether the $33,000 should be giv-       gram.                                     a positive, carefree atmosphere, but
    The national organization was         mer president.                            en to UOIT is scheduled for January         CFUW’s involvement in the com-
established in 1919, according to                                                                                                                                      still reaching their goal.
                                              Each March the resolutions            2007.                                    munity expands to other venues as             As well at every general meeting
their website, and the Oshawa orga-       process begins. All 10,000 national           “I think this motion will pass       well.
nization was founded in 1945.                                                                                                                                          a guest speaker is invited.
                                          members discuss and vote on rec-          because we’ve done a lot of work.           “We hope to support the Butterfly          “We mainly have guest speakers
    “It was established because of        ommendations they want to submit          We’re just refining the details,” said   Project and the Refuge House,” said
women’s rights,” said Connie Sweet,                                                                                                                                    who are women holding positions
                                          to the Canadian government.               Nesbit.                                  Janis Newell, membership chair.           of power in society, such as local
archive chair. “We have a strong ad-          “It’s a lengthy process, but it’s         She said an unofficial vote          “We want to help create a network
vocacy for women’s issues.”                                                                                                                                            politicians, writers and editors,” said
                                          worth it,” said Nisbet.                   showed most members were in              for youth to be safe in.”                 Hedy Gadd, program co-ordinator.
    The national club constantly              Seeing changes after a national       agreement, with a few who had le-           Veroba read about the Butterfly
lobbies the government to make                                                                                                                                             “All of our guests have a real pas-
                                          issue has been tackled could take         gitimate reasons to disagree.            project in the paper a few months         sion for their work. It’s nice to know
changes. In the past CFUW has in-         up to two years, she said.                    Members of the executive             ago.
fluenced them to give women the                                                                                                                                        that kind of passion exists,” said
                                                     The organization has few       committee hope the government               “The project is just getting under-    Nisbet. “It’s really great to know you
right to vote. They’ve tackled many       volunteers to write reports and con-      matches the money to double their        way,” she said. “But we want to help
issues over the years.                                                                                                                                                 belong to a country that has people
                                          duct research.                            donation.                                them.”                                    like that.”
    According to the 2006 policy              Changing large-scale issues isn’t         They’ve discussed plans for how         Prostitution, trafficking and
book, the CFUW is currently lob-                                                                                                                                           Although the club has lost mem-
                                          their only direction. The Oshawa          to distribute the money.                 crime are big issues in Oshawa, and       bers over the years, it still has kept its
bying the government to create an         chapter just celebrated 60 years.             “Each year about $2,400 will be      the Butterfly project will try to solve
early childhood education and care                                                                                                                                     passion, vibrancy and enthusiasm
                                          They have helped with the commu-          given to a female student in second      the problems.                             to make living in Oshawa, Ontario
program. They want it to be univer-       nity for quite some time.                 year of a four-year program,” said          Elizabeth Morgan, leader of the
sally accessible and emphasize the                                                                                                                                     and Canada better.
                                              Providing scholarships and bur-       Maggs. By second year the student        Butterfly organization, said, “We             “We have to keep this going,” said
development of the whole child.           saries to females is part of the club’s   has shown commitment to the pro-         provide a safe place for the girls
    Enforcing the Fisheries Act is an-                                                                                                                                 Veroba.
                                          spirit. Maggs said every year they
other issue the CFUW is urging the        give a $500 bursary to a Durham
government to change. They want           College student. They also have pro-
to eliminate the pollution of fish        vided bursaries to high school stu-
and their habitat in Canada’s coastal     dents in the community.
waters.                                       “There was a tribute fund set up
    Homeless youth is another prob-       years ago. We’ve been fundraising
lem the CFUW wants the govern-            money and now it’s large enough to
ment to fix. They would like to see       make a difference,” Maggs said.
more housing options available,               Only recently did UOIT become
more support services with empha-         part of the community, so CFUW
sis on education and self-sufficien-      is just getting involved with them
cy, and on-going financial resources      now.
for homeless centres.                         “We want to donate the money
    “You have to have organizations       from the tribute fund to the UOIT
like ours to discuss issues and fight,”   Endowment Fund,” she said.
said Lorraine Veroba, advocacy                The motion was approved by
chair.                                    executive members of CFUW and
    “As a single person you cannot        is pending approval from general
do a lot, but as a group we can,” said    members. A meeting to discuss
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          CAMPUS NEWS
Investing should be a priority
                                                                                                The perfect time
                                                                                                for students to start
                                                                                                investing is now
                                                                                                                                          ment or condo after graduation,
                                                                                                By Amy Parrington                         investing money is more beneficial.
                                                                                                Chronicle Staff                           However, Binns suggests invest-
                                                                                                                                          ing in an RRSP afterwards. He said
                                                                                                    A penny saved is a penny              the earlier you start saving for re-
                                                                                                earned.                                   tirement the more money you will
                                                                                                    Many young people do not con-         have when this time comes.
                                                                                                sider financial planning a priority,          “Currently the money I invest is
                                                                                                but the sooner you start saving and       in a separate account, which I do
                                                                                                making that hard-earned money             not withdraw from unless it is for
                                                                                                work for you, the better your future      school or my future,” said Pond.
                                                                                                will be.                                      In a survey conducted by Mack-
                                                                                                    In 2004, 45 per cent of bachelor’s    enzie Investments, 60 per cent of
                                                                                                degree grads owed, on average             Canadian adults rate themselves as
                                                                                                $19,500 in loans, according to a Sta-     fair or poor investors.
                                                                                                tistics Canada national graduates             Binns also said that a major
                                                                                                survey.                                   problem people have with their fi-
                                                                                                    Renee Pond is one of the              nances is their “burn rate.”
                                                                                                few young adults who con-                     “The burn rate refers to how
                                                                                                sider      investing    a     priority.   quickly you spend your money,”
                                                                                                “I started putting away money             Binns explained. “Understanding
                                                                                                when I got my first job in Grade 11,”     how quickly a person spends their
                                                                                                said Pond, “The money I put away          money and what they are spending
                                                                                                bought my car and helped pay my           it on is the first step towards man-
                                                                                                tuition fees.”                            aging it.”
                                                                                                    We all have goals for our future.         Warren Abbott, senior business
                                                                                                Graduating, finding a perfect job,        adviser for CIBC, says the benefit
                                                                                                and buying a first house are only a       of investing larger sums of money
                                                                                                few. Investing and creating a plan        now is that interest compounds
                                                                                                for how your money is spent is            over time.
                                                                      Photo by Amy Parrington
                                                                                                the first step to help achieve these          “Students have a longer time-
INVEST NOW: Rene Pond, pictured above, shows students how easy it is to save money,             goals.                                    line to invest and save, so there is a
no matter how big, or small, their paycheque turns out to be per month.                             Herb Binns, an accountant and         greater potential of higher rates of
                                                                                                financial adviser for Mackenzie Fi-       return (the gain or loss of an invest-
                                                                                                nancial, says young people should         ment over a specified time), which
                                                                                                consider investing now.                   can accumulate more money over
                                                                                                    “Students should start invest-        time,” said Abbott.
                                                                                                ing now because they have a huge              Abbott says to invest first, and
                                                                                                advantage over older adults,” said        when incomes increase and finan-
                                                                                                Binns. “Adults have mortgages,            cial goals change a person can think
                                                                                                electricity and gas bills to pay and      about investing for retirement.
                                                                                                are often left with little money to           Often financial planning has lit-
                                                                                                put away each month.”                     tle to do with age, and more about
                                                                                                    Students tend to have more mon-       how events unfold in your life.
                                                                                                ey and fewer bills to pay and, with           Binns suggests that financial
                                                                                                proper planning, should be able to        planning begin as early as fresh-
                                                                                                put away money each month.                man year of university or college,
                                                                                                    Binns said that as we get older,      and should continue past retire-
                                                                                                buy a house and have children             ment as an individual’s financial
                                                                                                we tend to have less money to put         goals change.
                                                                                                away, because the majority of our             “As you get older and your ex-
                                                                                                income is spent on bills and little is    penses change, you can adjust your
                                                                                                left over for investments and RRSPs       financial planning to reach differ-
                                                                                                (Registered Retirement Savings            ent goals,” said Binns.
                                                                                                Plans).
                                                                                                     “Investing early is a huge ad-
                                                                                                vantage,” said Binns. “Most people


                                          O
                                                                                                begin investing at 30, which is a dis-
                                                                                                advantage because they have a lot
                                                                                                more to pay for, less money, and re-
                                                                                                                                            Clothing
                                                                                                tirement funds draining their bank
                                                                                                accounts.”
                                                                                                    By investing early, students are
                                                                                                                                            drive
                                                                                                able to put away more money and             By Mike Gokdag
                                                                                                in time will have more invested. At         Chronicle staff
                                                                                                30 they may already be financially             The Caribbean and Afri-
                                                                                                secure, added Binns.                        can Students Association will
                                                                                                    There are investment opportuni-         be running a holiday clothing
                                                                                                ties, which enable students to with-        drive and is looking for help.
                                                                                                draw money when needed, instead                The drive will be taking
                                                                                                of the perceived notion that once           place Thursday, Nov. 28 in the
                                                                                                you invest in a plan you cannot ac-         UA atrium and Vendors Alley
                                                                                                cess the money until retirement,            from 3 to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                said Binns.                                    The donations made to the
                                                                                                    Mackenzie Financial has two             clothing drive will be given to
                                                                                                plans, offering an annual return            local charities that help the less
                                                                                                rate of 12 per cent.                        fortunate through the winter
                                                                                                    On the other hand if a financial        and Christmas.
                                                                                                goal includes purchasing an apart-
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                                                                    CAMPUS NEWS
Choose the right snowboard                                                                                                                                           ski injury website, wrist injuries ac-
By Mike Van Veen                                                                                                                                                     count for 25 per cent of all snow-
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                      board injuries, with head injuries
                                                                                                                                                                     approximately 15 per cent.
    The snow has fallen, the mercury                                                                                                                                     When looking for a helmet, fit
took a nose dive and you need a new                                                                                                                                  and comfort are important. If a hel-
sport. Curling? Darts? Solitaire?                                                                                                                                    met doesn’t fit right, then it won’t
    If none of those are appealing,                                                                                                                                  protect your head. If it’s uncomfort-
then snowboarding is right for you.                                                                                                                                  able you won’t want to wear it at all.
    Snowboarding is fun, exhilarat-                                                                                                                                  A good helmet costs around $80.
ing and has taken the ski resorts                                                                                                                                        Also important for new riders is
by storm. When Jake Burton be-                                                                                                                                       a pair of goggles. Without goggles,
gan selling his snowboard in 1979,                                                                                                                                   you could get snow blindness from
many skiers hated the new creation,                                                                                                                                  the sun reflecting off the snow. It is
with many hills banning the boards                                                                                                                                   important to make sure the goggles
all together.                                                                                                                                                        fit with the helmet.
    Today, resorts are spending mil-                                                                                                                                     Many people learn to board on
lions on special grooming equip-                                                                                                                                     their own or with a friend, but tak-
ment and snowmaking to build ter-                                                                                                                                    ing a lesson from a certified profes-
rain parks and halfpipes for snow-                                                                                                          Photo by Mike Van Veen   sional is a good idea, Thomson said.
boarders.                                                                                                                                                            Most resorts employ instructors
    So where to begin? The right                                                                                                                                     that are certified by the Canadian
equipment is important for any new       GEARED TO BOARD: Derek Konga, Chris Hendry and Sandra Winstanley are all geared
                                                                                                                                                                     Association of Snowboard Instruc-
boarder. Most snowboard shops will       up and ready to board on the hills.                                                                                         tors (CASI). If you decide to take a
be able to help a new rider get the                                                                                                                                  lesson, make sure the instructor is a
perfect setup, with a board, boots,      for getting your foot in and out. Ei-      Snowboards come in many dif-         sheet.” Thomson also said that it is        CASI member.
bindings and accessories.                ther model is alright for beginners,    ferent lengths and each company         important to look for a board with              Resorts like Ski Lakeridge, Skyloft
    At the Mt. Kirby Ski and Board       though advanced riders steer away       has its own specifications for what     a lot of flex so that a rider doesn’t       and Dagmar, all in Uxbridge, offer a
Shop in Oshawa, employee Kyle            from step-ins because of a lack of      length of board suits what rider.       catch an edge. He said a board with         beginner group lesson for around
Thomson helps outfit many board-         support, said Thomson.                  Thomson said it is a common belief      more flex will make it easier for a         $20, or a private one-on-one lesson
ers.                                         Buyers should look for a binding    that your height determines your        new boarder to become comfort-              for around $40.
    “The boot is the most important      that is not too stiff.                  board’s length, but that’s not true.    able with learning the basics.                  Snowboarding can be an enjoy-
part of the setup,” he said. “The boot       “If you get a binding that’s too       “Board lengths go by weight, not         There are a few other items that        able sport for anyone. For approxi-
is the biggest issue. They should be     stiff, you’re more likely to catch      height,” said Thomson. But there is     are not necessary for new riders but        mately $300 to $400, a boarder can
soft and flexible and most impor-        an edge and you don’t want to do        no set length for a certain weight.     certainly beneficial. First and fore-       get a proper setup and head up to
tantly comfortable,” Thomson said.       that,” said Thomson. Lastly, a steel    Instead it varies from company to       most is a helmet and wrist guards.          the hill. For a beginner or novice
“If the boot isn’t comfy and warm,       base plate will help the binding last   company. One company might say          For beginner snowboarders, the              rider, new gear should last a fairly
then you’re not going to enjoy your-     through many seasons.                   that a 155 centimetre board would       natural reaction to losing balance is       long time. Snowboarding is good
self.”                                       You can buy the boots separate-     be alright for someone weighing         to fall backwards and use their wrists      exercise and actually a social sport.
    Next up is the binding, the bridge   ly, but you should pick up the board    between 150 to 175 pounds, while        to break their fall or worse, smack         You’ve got to do something on the
between the boot and the board. A        and bindings together to make sure      another company’s board of that         the back of their heads. According          chairlift ride back up.
typical binding will have two straps     they are compatible, he said. If a      length would be alright for someone     to Dr. Mike Langran, founder of a
to hold your foot in, but some bind-     binding is too long or a board too      weighing 230 pounds.
ings are step-ins and have a much        narrow, then the binding will over-        “There is usually a guide on the
more simple and quick method             hang and catch on the ground.           base of a board. It’s sort of a cheat
                                                                                                                             The Chronicle                  November 28, 2006                       27


                                                                     CAMPUS NEWS
Actors create their                                                                                                         New committee to
                                                                                                                            help make a difference
own stage to perform                                                                                                        By Robert Sudak
                                                                                                                            Chronicle Staff

                                                                                                                               A new committee has been created to help voice students opinions
                                                                                                                            on disability issues.

Owners                                       StoneCircle founder and artis-
                                         tic director Ken Bond is a Durham
                                         College Canadian Institute of Man-
                                                                                  and the comedies 7 Stories by Mor-
                                                                                  ris Panych and Star Wishes by Ken
                                                                                  Bond.
                                                                                                                               All students are welcome to join and help make a difference in im-
                                                                                                                            proving access for students with disabilities.
                                                                                                                               The committee will consist of a member from the SA, a co-chairper-
                                         agement (CIM) graduate. He was               The founding member’s fund
travel and                               also the improv/acting workshop
                                         instructor for the founding of the
                                                                                  the theatre personally, without any
                                                                                  government help or relying on tax
                                                                                                                            son and students with or without disabilities.
                                                                                                                               The focus will be on the government’s accessibility plan, barriers
                                                                                                                            within the college and university and to bring students together.
                                         student theatre group on campus.         dollars. The theatre is located in a         If interested contact Kathryn Bremner at the SA office or e-mail her
become                                       “Our mandate is to bring excel-
                                         lence to our productions with ac-
                                                                                  multi-use facility in Pickering Vil-
                                                                                  lage, which the founder’s rent from
                                                                                                                            at Kathryn.bremner@dc-uoit.ca.

                                         complished actors and crews from         the Town of Ajax.
inspired by                              within the community,” said Bond.
                                         “We believe audiences should be
                                                                                      Bond and his wife conceived the
                                                                                  name of the theatre during a vaca-

Stone Circle
                                         able to enjoy an evening of enter-
                                         tainment without having to travel
                                         outside the region.”
                                             The theatre is run, managed and
                                                                                  tion in Britain when stone circles
                                                                                  they saw in England and Ireland
                                                                                  amazed them.
                                                                                      “The strength of stone arranged
                                                                                                                          Oh X-mas tree!
                                         performed by the founders Bond,          in a unifying circle seems an ideal
By Luba Tymchuk
Chronicle Staff

   Two wooden chairs in centre
                                         Dave Edwards, Gillian Woodhouse
                                         and their families and friends. The
                                         three founders were acting together
                                         when they decided to start their
                                                                                  representation of theatre. The stones
                                                                                  are arranged to allow sunlight and
                                                                                  moonlight to enter the circle at very
                                                                                  precise moments, much like stage
                                                                                                                          Oh X-mas tree!
stage with two cabins to the sides.      own theatre in Durham because            lights,” said Bond. “And as with the
Only two actors throughout the
                                                                                                                          By Shannon Dossor
                                         they saw a need for live theatre in      sun and moon, the stage lights re-      Chronicle Staff
whole one-hour-and-a-half come-          the area.                                peatedly rise and set on new perfor-
dic drama. Yet it turned out to be an        “Our research showed that many       mances and new plays.”                      Hundreds of twinkling lights will make the holiday season glow this
entertaining evening.                    Durham Region theatre lovers seek            The 2006/2007 season includes       Christmas.
   It’s amazing what you can do          out contemporary plays that will         the plays Storm Warning by Norm             On Dec. 1, Whitby will be holding its annual Christmas tree lighting at
with so little.                          entertain and encourage self-reflec-     Foster, Five Women Wearing the          the town’s Civic Square. Carols will be sung by Cruz Zone and St. Margue-
   Only three people started             tion or meaningful discussion after      Same Dress by Alan Ball, and Glen-      rite d’Youville C.S. Choir. Free hot chocolate and cookies will be given out,
StoneCircle Theatre in the spring        the curtain falls. We select a mix of    garry Glen Ross by David Mamet.         and Doo Doo the clown will be there to entertain the children.
of 2004 and now after almost three       comedy and drama that will appeal        Storm Warning was performed the             Also at the event, will be the Stuff a Bug toy drive will be there where visi-
years, the theatre has flourished and    to these audiences,” said Bond.          first three weekends of November        tors can donate their unwrapped toys.
grown into something any Durham              Last year’s season included the      and the next play will be in Febru-         The event will run from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and everyone can be there to
Region resident can enjoy.               drama Orphans by Lyle Kessler,           ary.                                    help Santa light up the Christmas tree.




   Exhibition unveils                                                                                                     Geography is alive
                                                                                                                                                                    people in learning and caring about
                                                                                                                          By Luba Tymchuk                           geography.



   valuable art work
                                                                                                                          Chronicle Staff                               According to the geographic
                                                                                                                                                                    information systems website, this
                                                                                                                              You may not realize it, but turn-     technology improves decision mak-
                                                                                                                          ing on the lights in your house has       ing that involves location or distri-
                                                                                                                          a geographic component, because           bution of people, products, places
                                                              cloths and garments and rugs from temples in Asia.          electric utility companies use geo-       or events in the world such as the
  By Caitlyn Holroyd                                              The New Year will bring even more interesting           graphic technology to manage the          routing of emergency vehicles to an
  Chronicle Staff
                                                              pieces.                                                     distribution and transmission of          incident.
                                                                  The first new exhibition is Cloth That Grows on         electricity.                                  Mapmaking and geographic
      Deep inside their threads, there is a history lesson
                                                              Trees, which runs Dec. 6 to April 2007. It is an exhibi-        It doesn’t just stop there. If you    analysis isn’t new but GIS performs
  waiting to happen.
                                                              tion featuring cloths made from tree bark in tropical       use the town’s water system at your       these tasks faster and better than
      Textiles have been around since humans first ap-
                                                              places where the climate is not suitable for raising        home, fill your car with gas, or just     the manual methods. It is the ideal
  peared and the Textile Museum of Canada, located
                                                              sheet or growing crops.                                     drive on the road, it all involves ge-    tool to detect patterns and trends in
  in Toronto, has every type of fabric one can think of,
                                                                  The next exhibition is Embroidery from India and        ography and the use of geographic         location-based information.
  each with a unique story to tell.
                                                              Pakistan, which runs Jan. 23 to July 8, 2007. It features   technology.                                   “As a global community, we
      “Our exhibitions showcase objects from various
                                                              textiles with motifs such as peacocks, desert flowers,          Geography is everywhere and           share the same geography, the same
  cultures and our educational programs are designed
                                                              deities and cosmic symbols, which all have an impor-        from Nov. 13 to 20, it was Geogra-        earth, water and atmosphere. Geog-
  to foster an awareness and understanding of these
                                                              tant significance in these countries.                       phy Awareness Week. Nov.15 was            raphy is the science behind GIS and
  cultures through hands-on activities, lectures, tours
                                                                  Next is Land, Water and Sky Creatures in Andean         the day to remember the technol-          provides a framework to see the
  and special events,” Elizabeth Sharpe, communica-
                                                              Cloth, which runs June to December 2007 and pres-           ogy involved with geography since         whole picture as an integrated sys-
  tions manager for the museum, said in an interview.
                                                              ents the Andean culture through its love for animals,       it was Geographic Information Sys-        tem,” said Nevin. “GIS is a practical
      The museum has been around since 1975 when it
                                                              which is incorporated into its architecture, ceramics       tems (GIS) day.                           instrument for making decisions in
  was known as the Canadian Museum of Carpets and
                                                              and cloths.                                                     All over the world including          infrastructure, weather, traffic, poli-
  Textiles. The name then changed to the Textile Mu-
                                                                  Finally, Rugs and Textiles from Morocco and Tu-         Canada, events were held to height-       tics and economy to name a few.”
  seum of Canada in 1989 and since then, it has helped
                                                              nisia runs November 2007 to April 2007 and show-            en awareness of the importance of             Using a GIS, a person can place
  to establish careers of many Canadian and interna-
                                                              cases rugs and blankets made in these countries,            geography and GIS and to interest         any kind of data on a digital map,
  tional artists. It is one of eight textile museums in the
                                                              which have remained unchanged for centuries as the          students in this career opportunity.      then visualize, compare, measure
  world and the only one of its kind in Canada.
                                                              people kept their ancient way of life.                          “GIS is one of the top emerging       and analyze quickly and efficiently.
      Artifacts in the permanent collection are donated
                                                                  Though rugs and textiles don’t appear to be the         technologies in the world today,”         Governments and large organiza-
  by textile collectors and must go through a rigorous
                                                              most interesting things found in a museum, Sharpe           said Gord Nevin, the GIS co-ordi-         tions use GIS for these advantages.
  screening process to make sure that they fit within
                                                              feels that the Textile Museum offers many different         nator for the Town of Whitby. “One        For example, it can be used to cal-
  the collection’s mandate and have special signifi-
                                                              elements to appeal to people of all ages, especially        of the reasons we had GIS Day is to       culate emergency response times
  cance. There are currently more than 1,200 pieces in
                                                              students.                                                   promote the awareness of how this         in the event of a natural disaster or
  the museum from 200 countries and regions.
                                                                  “The Museum Shop offers unique gifts and books,         technology is part of our everyday        to find wetlands that need protec-
      “The TMC presents new and provocative works
                                                              as well as one-of-a-kind fashion accessories and            lives.”                                   tion from pollution.
  that would not necessarily find exposure in a main-
                                                              home decorations by Canadian and international ar-              Throughout Canada, there were             Today, GIS is a multi-billion dol-
  stream setting. The careers of many established and
                                                              tisans. Researchers and students can take advantage         approximately 75 GIS Day events           lar industry employing hundreds
  emerging artists have been fostered through the mu-
                                                              of the holdings in the reference library, or can arrange    held, said Nevin. In Durham, the          of thousands of people worldwide,
  seum’s contemporary art program and residencies,”
                                                              a study or research visit,” said Sharpe.                    event was held at the Whitby Town         according to the GIS site. This tech-
  said Sharpe.
                                                                  “Textiles offer a multitude of opportunities for        Hall Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.        nology is now taught in schools,
      Some of the artists she is speaking of are Rob Davi-
                                                              learning from a wide variety of perspectives. The arts,     with the theme “How GIS Affects           colleges, and universities with pro-
  dovitz, an emerging fine arts student at York Universi-
                                                              mathematics, science, history, language and culture         Your Life”. Activities included dem-      fessionals in every field becoming
  ty; David Merritt; Susan Detwiler; and June Clark and
                                                              are all woven into the fabric of hand-made textiles.”       onstration that showcased GIS             aware of the advantages of thinking
  the unique pieces mentioned include ceremonial                                                                          technology. The goal was to engage        and working geographically.
28 The Chronicle November 28, 2006

                                                                   CAMPUS NEWS
Light shed on Parkwood rumours                                                                                                                                      larger ones that powered the refrig-

Estate                                                                                                                                                              eration.
                                                                                                                                                                        Never mind being larger than
                                                                                                                                                                    the average modern refrigerator, the
                                                                                                                                                                    McLaughlins’ walk-in fridge is larger
shows its                                                                                                                                                           than the average modern bathroom.
                                                                                                                                                                    Its weathered beige door still bears
                                                                                                                                                                    the metallic brand of the company

inner parts                                                                                                                                                         that made it, Frigidaire.
                                                                                                                                                                        It’s not surprising that the
                                                                                                                                                                    McLaughlins owned a state-of-the-
                                                                                                                                                                    art model because in 1919, General
to the                                                                                                                                                              Motors bought Frigidaire and was
                                                                                                                                                                    behind the drive to bring the appli-
                                                                                                                                                                    ance to the masses.

public                                                                                                                                                                  In the boiler room, a coal-fed fur-
                                                                                                                                                                    nace that’s larger than a mini-van
                                                                                                                                                                    sits rusting behind its recent natural
                                                                                                                                                                    gas counterpart. In the winter, two
By Reka Szekely                                                                                                                                                     men would shovel coal for 12 hours
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                     straight to keep the mansion warm.
                                                                                                                                                                        Both the elevator and clock
    Visitors tour Oshawa’s Parkwood                                                                                                                                 rooms still work as they did in the
Estate on a daily basis, admiring the                                                                                                                               early part of the century. McLaugh-
55 rooms, murals and sculpted gar-                                                                                                                                  lin was a stickler for time and all six
dens, but rarely do they see the lab-                                                                                                                               clocks in the house were synchro-
yrinth of tunnels beneath the man-                                                                                                                                  nized from the basement to ensure
sion that was the servants’ domain.                                                                                                                                 no one had an excuse for their tardi-
    For one weekend, the estate of-                                                                                                                                 ness.
fered a rare glimpse into that world                                                                                                                                    Beyond that, there’s crawl spaces
with basement tours on Nov. 11 and                                                                                                                                  and coal shoots, a laundry room, a
12.                                                                                                                                                                 vault and a wine cellar that was kept
    Parkwood was built for GM Can-                                                                                                          Photo by Reka Szekely
                                                                                                                                                                    fully stocked during prohibition.
ada founder Sam McLaughlin. In                                                                                                                                      Though the wooden wine racks are
its heyday, an army of 45 servants                                                                                                                                  now empty, the butler’s chalk marks
                                        COLD FEET: The Parkwood estate opened its basement doors for the public to see the                                          indicating the type of spirit – Bur-
tended to the auto baron, his wife
Adelaide and their five daughters.      inner workings of what was once a state-of-the-art home. Costing a total of $100,000 to                                     gundies and brandies and port – re-
    The manor was built between         build in 1915, it was once one of the most expensive houses in the country.                                                 main.
1915 and 1917 and cost $100,000         rarely did. Like the servants before        The corridors are now a sanitary        But beyond basic modern up-                 Finally, there’s a small room with
making it one of the most expensive     them, visitors last weekend de-          grey and white, the floors a chipped   grades, the passageways tell the            valves and pipes and attached to it is
houses in the country at the time.      scended underground by foot via a        grey. The manor was left to Osha-      story of the rise of modern conve-          an echo chamber. They’re both part
The McLaughlins enjoyed the most        staircase in the kitchen.                wa’s hospital after Sam’s death and    niences.                                    of the rare Aeolian organ, around
modern conveniences from Cana-             Over the years, rumours have          was used as a storage and long-term        A large grey barrel is a remnant of     which the house was designed. And
da’s first heated indoor swimming       circulated that the tunnels below        care facility before becoming a mu-    the house’s central vacuuming sys-          while most of the basement is about
pool to a brass-barred elevator.        Parkwood lead to GM or perhaps           seum. Modern plastic piping runs       tem that was original to the house.         day-to-day functionality, these
    And though the elevator travelled   the lake. Neither is true, though they   along the ceiling carrying heat and        The engines that powered the            rooms carry the sound of rolling
to the basement, the McLaughlins        do run the length of the manor.          cold air throughout the building.      air-conditioning share a room with          thunder through the mansion.



                                                                                                                        Hitting the streets
                                                                                                                        to spread some joy
                                                                                                                        By Alicia MacDonald
                                                                                                                        Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                            More than half a million people lined the streets of Toronto to see the
                                                                                                                        101st annual Santa Claus parade on Nov. 19.
                                                                                                                            The parade began at the corner of Bloor and Christie Streets and ended
                                                                                                                        at the corner of Front and Church Streets.
                                                                                                                            There were more than 25 floats, 20 bands, and 1,500 costumed volun-
                                                                                                                        teers ranging from age eight to 80.
                                                                                                                            The first ever Santa Claus parade took place on Saturday, Dec. 2, 1905.
                                                                                                                        Santa walked through the parade, but in 1910 he was given a carriage with
                                                                                                                        eight reindeer to lead him through the crowd.
                                                                                                                            For 77 years, funding was provided by Eaton’s. Today’s parade is run as
                                                                                                                        a not-for-profit organization with funding provided by Canadian corpora-
                                                                                                                        tions, including 100 executives who contribute $1,000 each year to dress as
                                                                                                                        celebrity clowns.



                                                                                                                          Durham students
                                                                                                                          could win prizes
                                                                                                                          By Robert Sudak
                                                                                                                          Chronicle Staff

                                                                                                                             Apple IPOD’s, Sony PSP Player, HMV gift certificates and $1,000
                                                                                                                          can be won by completing two easy steps.
                                                                                                                             These are some of the prizes Durham College students can win by
                                                                                                                          visiting www.wincollegetuition.com before Dec. 15.
                                                                                                                             Durham College is also including additional prizes, such as $250
                                                                                                                          towards a parking pass, gift certificates for the bookstore and cafeteria
                                                                                                                          and tickets to the SA Snowball semi-formal.
                                                                                                                             So go visit the website for a chance to win some great prizes.
                                                                                                                                 The Chronicle                 November 28, 2006                    29




                                          ENTERTAINMENT                        Durham College-UOIT Chronicle




The Long history of music                                                                                                                                     and Roll camp for kids aged nine to 14, offered
By Amanda Gauthier                                                                                                                                            through the college.
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                   Backrow Records, a non-profit record com-
   When Jack Long was about four years old,                                                                                                                   pany developed in 2003 with students from
he witnessed a man who would later become                                                                                                                     the Music Business Management program
his inspiration. This man was leaning against                                                                                                                 and DC staff, deals with Long and McQuade
a lamppost on the streets of Toronto, playing                                                                                                                 for many Durham College events. Chrissy
the trumpet. To other passers-by, this person                                                                                                                 Stackhouse, president of Backrow Records,
was simply an old man, trying to earn a few                                                                                                                   enjoys the company’s involvement with the
extra dollars. It was different for Long though.                                                                                                              college.
He saw a man who demonstrated the beauty                                                                                                                          “L and M provides service for the students
of music, as he played his trumpet with only                                                                                                                  of the Music Business Management program
one hand. This man had lost his arm in the                                                                                                                    at Durham College through donating,” said
First World War, Long guessed. He saw the                                                                                                                     Stackhouse, “such as instruments for our
man shortly after the Great Depression and                                                                                                                    School of Rock and Roll Camp end of the sum-
realized then that although this man was dif-                                                                                                                 mer draw and loaning equipment for Battle of
ferent from him, although he did not know                                                                                                                     the Bands. They are always very willing to help
even his first name, he was playing an instru-                                                                                                                support students learning about the music in-
ment and creating music. This would lead to                                                                                                                   dustry.”
Long’s desire to learn how to play the trumpet,                                                                                                                   “Long and McQuade is excellent,” said
and eventually to owning the largest musical                                                                                                                  Joanne Hill, Music Business Management
equipment chain in the country.                                                                                                                               professor. Hill helped organize the Rock and
   “…I started seriously playing music when                                                                                                                   Roll Camp for kids and believes that the com-
I was about 14,” said Long, “the only thing I                                                                                                                 pany is helpful to the college.
wanted to be after that was a musician.”                                                                                                                          Paolo Martinolich is the district manager
   In 1956, when Long was 27 years old, he                                                                                                                    for Long and McQuade and enjoys working
was satisfied financially but wanted to be more                                                                                                               for the business.
involved with the music scene. A graduate of                                                                                                                      “The company is good to work for,” said
the Music Education program at University of                                                                                                                  Martinolich, “Very flexible, very fair. They
Toronto, his local gigs around Toronto were                                                                                                                   make you feel like you are part of the family,
helpful and fun, but Long needed to see what                                                                                                                  even though you are not.”
else he could do in the music industry.                                                                                                                           After being with the company for 20 years,
   Renting a building on Carlton street in                                                                                                                    Kevin Simpson, manager of the Oshawa Long
Toronto, he ran a small business, selling only                                                                                                                and McQuade, is proud of the many well-in-
wind instruments. Trumpets and trombones                                                                                           Photo by Amanda Gauthier
                                                                                                                                                              formed sales staff.
were his specialty. Two months into the en-                                                                                                                       “We’re not a high-pressure sales company,”
deavour, a friend of Long’s, Jack McQuade,          YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Kevin Simpson, manager of Long and Mc-                                               said Simpson, “…we pretty much cater to the
drummer, and known musician around the              Quade’s Oshawa store, plays the guitar and has for 20 years.                                              musician.”
city, became Long’s business partner.                                                                                                                             For 50 years, Long and McQuade has pro-
   “We were both musicians from around                                                                                                                        vided musicians, young and old, experienced
town,” said Long. “We were good friends.”           on Yonge street, just across from Bloor in To-      ing its 50th anniversary. With 28 locations
                                                    ronto.                                              across Canada, this company has contributed           and just beginning, with the chance to in-
   The pair taught lessons out of the second                                                                                                                  crease their musical ability. Although cancer
floor of the rented space. Long gave trumpet           This was only the beginning. After receiv-       to many musicians’ dreams.
                                                    ing requests from customers for certain prod-           Kristine Daigle is a first-year Office Admin-     took McQuade’s life in 1978, Long currently
lessons and McQuade taught the drums. The                                                                                                                     works out of both the Long and McQuade
musicians also sold trumpets and drums for          uct names, and developing a steady clientele,       istration Medical student at Durham College.
                                                    Long and McQuade signed for sole distribu-          She is a proud customer of Long and Mc-               head office, and Yorkville Sound. At 77 years
about a year until they started to receive re-                                                                                                                of age, the kind jazz lover chuckled at the
quests from customers wanting a Fender gui-         tion rights in Canada of Gibson Guitars. The        Quade. It’s where she bought her first guitar.
                                                    company was well on its way towards becom-              “I think it’s an amazing place,” said Daigle.     thought of being considered an icon in the
tar or a Fender bass.                                                                                                                                         music industry.
   After researching the idea of selling the        ing the icon in the music industry it is today.     “Everyone there knows a lot about something
                                                       “I was always pretty ambitious about it.”        or they know a little about everything. They              “I’m just doin’ my gig,” he said.
brand, which was new at the time, Long and
McQuade decided to buy a few products from          Long said, “I always wanted it to grow; I didn’t    are very experienced there.”
Fender and see where it would take them.            exactly know what that meant. I didn’t have a           Not only has Long and McQuade provided
The Fender products sold quickly, and the
pair moved out of the second floor on Carlton
street into the first Long and McQuade store
                                                    long-term vision of it but I knew it would be
                                                    bigger than it was.”
                                                       This year, Long and McQuade is celebrat-
                                                                                                        service for the general public, but it is also a
                                                                                                        big contributer to the Entertainment Admin-
                                                                                                        isration program at DC. It sponsors the Rock           Truth
Art you won’t be able to forget                                                                                                                                behind
By Shannon Dossor
                                                    “It allows them to reminisce about the past
                                                    and express memories important to them.
                                                                                                        written inside about her good and bad days. It
                                                                                                        explained things she goes through in life and
                                                                                                                                                               the code
Chronicle Staff                                     They can express how they cope with their ill-      how she feels.
                                                    ness.”                                                  Underneath the picture she wrote, “On               By Jocelyn Nespiak
   It is colourful, bright and simply unforget-         The participants donated their pieces to        good days I remember happy days and hap-                Chronicle Staff
table.                                              help raise awareness.                               py relationships with individuals and groups                What is truth? What are lies? Did he
   The Alzheimer Society of Durham Region               “The project allows participants to feel a      with friends and/or family. On bad days I fo-           uncover the secrets? Did he steal ideas?
held an art exhibition at the Northview Public      sense of accomplishment when they are ex-           cus myself on my stomachache, on my times                   Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code entered
Library called, Unforgettable Art Expressions.      periencing a loss like this, and it helps them      of feeling lonely, on the things I can no longer        the world in 2003 causing powerful,
The art exhibit ran until Nov. 25. Another ex-      feel good about themselves,” said Nicholson.        do. Can’t drive because of vision loss… don’t           emotional reactions from millions of
hibition will be Dec. 9- Dec. 31 at the Station         The artists used oil, pastels, pencil, water-   like the new changes, and realize I should re-          people worldwide.
Gallery in Whitby.                                  colour and ink. The artwork was inspired by         focus my attention on the many positives in                 Historians, critics, and experts re-
   “There will be a special display and open-       the life experiences of each artist, and takes a    my life.”                                               sponded with claims of fraud, plagia-
ing reception,” said Andrea Nicholson of Al-        look at their lives, past and present.                  The artists express the positives and nega-         rism and exaggeration. Books opposing
zheimer’s Durham. “It will be the first (art gal-       Underneath each painting a card tells the       tives of their life, and how they feel or over-         Brown’s ideas began taking shelf space
lery reception) for a lot of people.”               artist’s name, and their inspiration for that       came them. Mussington said, “I have a lot of            in stores. And among the many pub-
   The artists included, Margaret McCune,           piece.                                              colourful memories.”                                    lished authors who refuse to believe in
Ken McNaney, William Mussington, Madeline               “It brought back memories of my child-              According to the Alzheimer Society of Dur-          the code, is James Beverly.
Labelle, Murial Forrest, Ron Brown and Bridg-       hood and how it shaped who I am today,” said        ham, there are over 5,400 people in Durham                  He wrote, Counterfeit Code: Answer-
et Murphy. All of the artists live in the Durham    Madeline Labelle.                                   with Alzheimer Disease or related dementia,             ing the Da Vinci Code Heresies and will
Region and have Alzheimer Disease and Re-               The artists painted flowers, old schools,       though the number is expected to more than              be discussing his book Nov. 30 at the
lated Dementia (ADRD). Each artist partici-         animals and homes, each brightly coloured           double in the next 20 years if there is no cure.        Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin
pated in one of the five art therapy workshops      piece inspired by happy memories.                       Through the art exhibitions the Alzheimer           branch.
that were held throughout Durham from June              One artist, Murial Forrest, made a card         Society of Durham is trying to raise awareness              The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tickets
to October.                                         called, A Card for Me. On the inside of the card    in the community. They are also hoping to               are free. For further information contact
   “The art workshops allow them to express         is a painting of her home, and the other side       have the artwork displayed around Durham                the library at 905-579-6111.
themselves in a different way,” said Nicholson.     has a painting of her dinner table. She had         region in January.
30 The Chronicle                             November 28, 2006


                                                    ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
November sweeps away new shows
By Amy Parrington
Chronicle Staff

    The November sweeps say a lot about who
the winners and losers of the new television
season are going to be. This year’s lack of in-
triguing programming, combined with poor
ratings, has forced many new shows to be
swept off television screens.
    Sweeps is a chance for big-time networks
to increase their ratings by airing new plot-
twisting episodes instead of repeats in hopes
of attracting additional viewers.
    However, of the 22 new series introduced
within the last three months, none are a match
for ABC’s number one show Grey’s Anatomy,
which averages 22 million viewers each week.
A close second is Desperate Housewives with
21.9 million viewers. Unfortunately, none of
the major networks such as CBS, FOX, and
NBC have produced a show with enough
originality to compete.
    Critics suggest that due to the volume of
shows introduced this fall, which all require
weekly viewings to stay on top of storylines,
television audiences are finding it difficult to
embrace new shows, and many are choos-
ing to watch returning series such as ER and
House.
    ABC’s Six Degrees, rated 45th overall, was
pulled off the air Nov. 16. Six remaining epi-
sodes will air in January, but due to bad rat-
ings it will not continue. The Nine, another
ABC drama, that was expected to be the best           SHOW OF THE SWEEPS: Crime series, like CSI, remain viewer favourites, occupying one-third of the top 21
new drama this season, is 50th and will soon          shows this television season.
be cancelled. CBS’s The Class, which airs
Mondays’ sits in 53rd, and is flirting with can-      ers. CBS, America’s most watched network,            in the top 15.                                          The curse of November sweeps has not af-
cellation because it cannot keep up with the          has a trio of other cops and criminals shows in          A new contestant in the rating race is           fected networks such as ABC and CBS, even
network’s other Monday night comedies How             the top 10 such as CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and          sporting events. NBC’s Sunday Night Foot-            though each network has aired and cancelled
I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men              Criminal Minds.                                      ball is not a television series, but was the sec-    new shows. These two networks led in the first
    Not every new series introduced this fall            Although November sweeps has plagued              ond-rated program in week two of November            week of November sweeps, with CBS first in
has bombed. ABC’s Ugly Betty is the highest           new sitcoms, reality shows are pulling their         sweeps. Its ratings rise and fall depending on       total viewers and ABC named number one
ranked new series with 14.3 million viewers.          own and steadily climbing to the top. Danc-          which football game is being aired. Overall it       among adults 18-49.
Crime shows are still viewer favourites, occu-        ing with the Stars, which aired its season fi-       is ninth on the rating scale, averaging an audi-        In prior sweeps CBS was the guaranteed
pying one-third of the top 21 shows. CSI is the       nale on Nov. 15, rated fourth, while Survivor        ence of 16 million – a great ratings boost for       winner in total viewers, but only 160,000 view-
third most popular show at 21.8 million view-         and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition linger            the network.                                         ers currently separate ABC and CBS.




Local band SOLD out Ajax show               one of their three weekly jam ses-           Together for more than two and         we’re going in a more melodic di-          at a barn dance.
By Chad Ingram                              sions.                                    half years, the band has played           rection now.”                                  Though they share a passion for
Chronicle Staff
                                               “Progressive alternative, I would      gigs throughout the GTA, including            Boasting a copious catalogue of        music, the members’ reasons for
                                            say,” says Williams, as he describes      shows at The Docks and The Opera          original tunes, the band draws on          playing vary slightly.
    Bass thumps and toms echo
                                            the group’s sound.                        House.                                    the trials and tribulations of daily           “Going a tough time as a teen-
through a cavernous room. Empty
                                               “Refreshing,” jokes Porter.               Last year they recorded a four-        life for lyrical inspiration.              ager, I found it was really a positive
beers bottles are cluttered on am-
                                               “There’s some metal influence in       song EP with producer Chris Gor-              “People can relate to it hopefully,”   way to release anger,” says Porter.
plifiers and a Canadian flag hangs
                                            there too,” adds Scholl, seated on a      don at Argentum Audio.                    says Scholl, the group’s chief song-           “I don’t have any anger,” Scholl
from the ceiling.
                                            couch in the corner of the room.             This summer, SOLD downsized            writer.                                    quips. “I just like to get fucked up
    This former commercial build-
                                               Their musical influences are an        from five members to four, releas-            The bands ambition’s are big, and      and play rock and roll.”
ing in Ajax has been converted into
                                            eclectic mixture of styles, ranging       ing their former frontman. They all       they’re pretty conspicuous about it.           SOLD hit the stage at E.P. Tay-
a jam space that is home to several
                                            from hip-hop to jazz to metal.            agree it was for the best.                    “I can’t wait to sell out,” says       lor’s Nov. 25. The show, presented
local bands.
                                               “Tool, Tool, Tool,” Williams says,        “I think we were at a standstill,”     Ablack, a graduate of Durham’s Mu-         by Music Business Management’s
    One of these bands is SOLD.
                                            making it clear where he draws            says Scholl, who has since taken on       sic Business Management program.           Backrow records, also featured
    The room is electrified with son-
                                            most of his inspiration from.             the role. “There was a real lack of ef-       His rapper duds belie that fact        Rudely Awakened, Blank Blue Sky,
ic energy as frontman Lee Scholl,
                                               Jimi Hendrix, The Roots, Miles         fort.”                                    that he is nothing short of a rock gui-    Handheld and Emcee Revelation. It
bassist Graham Porter, lead guitar-
                                            Davis, Victor Wooton and The Doors           “We were getting stale, like moldy     tar prodigy. His fingers dart over the     was held to celebrate the release of
ist Dan Ablack and drummer Aaron
                                            also top their list.                      bread,” Williams agrees. “I believe       fret board like coked-up centipedes        Backrow’s second compilation CD.
Williams charge their way through



Frankie Tomatos fills plates and appetites
                                            in Markham, Ontario.                      front of you in small batches so that     salad bar, a gelato bar with 16 fla-           The price of the buffet varies de-
By Alicia MacDonald                             The restaurant is designed to         it’s always hot and fresh.                vours of ice cream, gelato and Ital-       pending on the day and time you
Chronicle Staff                             make visitors feel as if they are walk-        The different food stations in-      ian ices, a station with cakes, pies,      go. For example, the Saturday lunch
                                            ing through the streets of Rome. The      clude seafood, a rotisserie with          and puddings, and a fruit station.         price is $11.99, whereas dinner on
    It’s an all-you-can eat experience      stone pillars, cobblestone on the         chicken, potatoes, veal parmesan              This restaurant accepts reser-         the same day is $17.99. That may
like no other. As you walk through          floor, the flowers and the Italian mu-    and Italian sausage, a station with       vations for parties from two up to         seem expensive, however there’s a
the streets of Italy, you fill your plate   sic all add to the ambiance.              fresh grilled vegetables, a carvery       200 people in one of 10 rooms. The         wide selection of delicious food and
with pasta, salad and bread and                 This all-you-can eat Italian feast    featuring either hand-cut roast sir-      choice of food is phenomenal and           there’s no limit on the number of
enjoy the lively music in the back-         encourages visitors to take a stroll      loin, turkey breast, baked salmon,        the fact it is all cooked right in front   times you can fill up your plate, so
ground. You feel so full, but can’t         down the “main street” of the res-        roast lamb, glazed ham or roast veal,     of you adds to the appeal. The people      you leave feeling satisfied.
help but go back for more. This feels       taurant to find 14 different food sta-    a pasta bar, assorted handmade            that work at the restaurant are help-          Come to Frankie Tomato’s hun-
like heaven, but actually, you are at       tions.                                    soups, antipasto, a pizza station, a      ful and friendly and do whatever it        gry and fill up on a “little” taste of
Frankie Tomato’s Italian restaurant             All of the food is cooked right in    bakery with assorted fresh rolls, a       takes to make your stay enjoyable.         Italy.
                                                                                                                                      The Chronicle                        November 28, 2006                         31


      ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Christmas brightens Oshawa
                                                                                                                                                                                 and blue Christmas lights and glow-
Families                                                                                                                                                                         ing yellow stars. The band, Mayor
                                                                                                                                                                                 and Oshawa City Council were on
                                                                                                                                                                                 stage to sing more songs. “What’s
from                                                                                                                                                                             the best parade in the world?” asked
                                                                                                                                                                                 a band member. The crowd shouted
                                                                                                                                                                                 “Santa Claus Parade!”

Oshawa                                                                                                                                                                               “Sing it with me, left, left, left right
                                                                                                                                                                                 left,” said one band member while
                                                                                                                                                                                 encouraging the crowd to make

gathered                                                                                                                                                                         their own parade.
                                                                                                                                                                                     She then said she heard Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                 Claus would be in the park that
                                                                                                                                                                                 night, so maybe the parade would
to light the                                                                                                                                                                     encourage him to come. Since
                                                                                                                                                                                 Santa hadn’t arrived yet she then
                                                                                                                                                                                 decided there was one song that
Christmas                                                                                                                                                                        would bring Santa Claus, and asked
                                                                                                                                                                                 the audience if they knew what that
                                                                                                                                                                                 was. They replied, “Santa Claus is

tree and                                                                                                                                                                         Coming to Town!”
                                                                                                                                                                                     As they began singing everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                 looked around for Santa, and out on
                                                                                                                                                                                 the street, a big red fire truck pulled
see Santa                                                                                                                                                                        up, with Santa waving from inside.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Santa and two elves made their way
                                                                                                                                                                                 to the stage.
Claus                                                                                                                                                                                “Everybody get to bed early
                                                                                                                                                                                 and I’ll come and see you again on
                                                                                                                                                                                 Christmas Eve,” said Santa before he
                                                                                                                                                                                 left the stage.
By Shannon Dossor                                                                                                                                                                    Santa and the elves walked
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                        Photo by Shannon Dossor
                                                                                                                                                                                 through the audience and met ev-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ery child that wished to meet him.
   Bundled up in hats scarves and                                                                                                                                                He patted one little girls’ head and
                                           HO-HO-HO: Santa Claus greets the children of Oshawa at this year’s Christmas tree                                                     said “Ho Ho Ho, you have a very
mittens, children and parents gath-
ered outside at Memorial Park in           lighting ceremony.                                                                                                                    merry Christmas.”
Oshawa for the Christmas tree light-                                                                                                                                                 He continued to hug, high-five
ing ceremony.                                                                                                                                                                    or shake hands with the rest of the
   The temperature was warm with           spraying all over everyone’s pants. A           “I can’t believe how big it is,” said   with a yellow star perched on the             crowd.
a cool mist in the air, and as people      few kids fell in it while playing tag.     re-elected Mayor John Grey. “This            top branch. Surrounding the tree                  Santa’s large red wooden mail-
entered the park, they were ap-                A live band was playing Christ-        thing will be huge when we’re stand-         was a waist-high fence that was               box was in the park where children
proached by young children hand-           mas songs and getting the children         ing here 40 or 50 years from now,”           decorated in the same coloured                could put in their letters and Christ-
ing out free hot chocolate and were        dancing. The tree was planted at                Before the lighting of the tree,        Christmas lights and garland that lit         mas lists for him.
greeted with an unlimited supply of        Memorial Park four years ago, and          the band got everyone to sing Oh             up the tree. The crowd clapped and                At the end of the night Santa
mud. Splashing through the park,           appears to have grown about a third        Christmas Tree. The tree was then            cheered. After the Mayor lit the tree         left in his big red fire truck and left
everyone was sinking in it, shoes          of its size since last year’s ceremo-      lit, hundreds of bulbs shone, glow-          he made his way back to the stage.            everyone anticipating Christmas
were getting stuck and mud was             ny.                                        ing in red, orange, green and blue              The stage was decorated with red           morning, and a clean pair of pants.




Windows gets a new makeover
                                           not allowed to have any say in how         that would be released as-is if no           addressed before release.                     tem requirements, and features
By Keith Fernandes                         anything else works?                       problems are found.                             Considering I’ve not bought a ma-          that don’t really benefit the typical
Chronicle Staff                                 Vista seems like it was created           One of the most anticipated fea-         chine with Windows pre-installed              end user, Vista is going to be a hard
                                           for people who can’t think for them-       tures of the new Windows is Micro-           for the better part of a decade, and          sell. Though it will surely dominate
    After nearly six years, Microsoft is   selves. Computer newbies will sure-        soft’s highly touted Aero interface.         the increased price of Vista com-             the pre-built PC market, I doubt it’s
finally updating its aging Windows         ly appreciate Vista for doing all the      Boldly melding traditional Windows           pared to XP, it’s unlikely I’ll be buy-       going to overthrow Windows XP as
XP platform. Windows Vista (previ-         thinking for them, but seasoned vet-       with a Mac OS X styling, the results         ing a copy of Vista to replace XP.            the standard until MS discontinues
ously known as Longhorn) will be           erans will find the new platform tries     are stunning. Window borders are                With it’s speed issues, high sys-          support for the XP platform.
coming to the PC on Jan. 30, 2007.         to hold their hands for too long.          now transparent, as are menu bars
    Those of us privileged enough               Vista is also slow. Comparing to      and the task bar.
to be on Microsoft’s beta testing list     Windows XP is pointless, because               While the brand new Aero theme
were sent serial keys for the Vista

                                                                                                                                      Star Trek goes
                                           it’s over five years old now, and de-      looks pretty with it’s transparencies
beta and the new release candi-            signed to run on hardware that’s           and slick interfaces, it seems like it
dates, though hackers and software         considered obsolete. Compared to           was designed primarily to distract
pirates have found other, less legal       modern Linux distributions or Mac          people from what they’re doing.
ways to obtain the new operating           OS X however, it’s slow. It seems          And it does a good job of that. Play-


                                                                                                                                      over the hill
system.                                    mostly to have some insane mem-            ing around in Vista with the Aero
    I’ve been testing various builds of    ory requirements - opening folders         theme is a lot like using Apple’s OS
Vista since the first available alpha      should not require several seconds         X, but with half the functionality.
and beta releases. Most recently, I        of hard drive thrashing on a ma-           The new Sidebar, which is supposed
ran RC2 for awhile. It took me ages        chine with 1GB of RAM.                     to be Microsoft’s answer to Mac’s                                                              Durham Trek, a local Star Trek
to get the graphics system working              Typical users who run their PCs       Dashboard doesn’t come close to                By Mike Van Veen                            fan club, will be screening 40
as it’s supposed to; apparently you                                                                                                  Chronicle Staff                             Years of Star Trek, a documentary
                                           for surfing the web and checking e-        its Apple counterpart in terms of us-
have to install graphics card driv-        mail are not likely to have in excess      ability. It’s certainly not as polished                                                    produced by the SPACE channel
ers, and then re-run the pointless                                                                                                      The Oshawa library is boldly             that chronicles the history of Star
                                           of 1GB of RAM. Most cheap pre-             as Dashboard, and it takes up far              going where no library has gone
benchmark program before it’ll let         built systems these days come with         more space than it needs to.                                                               Trek and the effect it has had on
you enable all the effects. There’s no                                                                                               before.                                     society. The film includes inter-
                                           512MB. As a test, I tried Vista on a           Another issue with the Aero in-               It will host 40 Years of Star
“I’m the human, I know better than         system with only 512MB – it was            terface is that non-native Microsoft                                                       views with cast members, writers
you do, you stupid computer” op-                                                                                                     Trek, an event dedicated to the             and producers and is hosted by
                                           painful to watch. Unless Microsoft         applications don’t look as nice with           Star Trek series 40th anniversary.
tion anywhere.                             can fix the speed problem with Vis-        transparencies enabled. While the                                                          SPACE on-air personality Jona-
    Which pretty much says it all re-                                                                                                The show will feature a gallery             thon Llyr.
                                           ta, it is going to be cutting off a huge   new Internet Explorer is gorgeous,             of Star Trek artifacts and memo-
ally. It thinks it knows better than I     population of casual users.                Mozilla FireFox’s transparent bor-                                                             40 Years of Trek is being held
do. Except for the bits where it keeps                                                                                               rabilia donated by local fans for           on Dec. 6 at the Oshawa Public
                                                Granted, this is only a release       ders clash with the non-transparent            the show. A garage sale will also
bugging me about requiring ad-             candidate, and the final version           application. Seeing as most users                                                          Library McLaughlin Branch. The
ditional privileges to do just about                                                                                                 be held for fans to purchase Star           event is free and visitors can reg-
                                           might be better. Still, a release can-     don’t use strictly MS programs, this           Trek merchandise.
anything. Why is my input required         didate is supposed to be a version         is an issue that’s going to need to be                                                     ister at any branch or by phone.
to decide if a program is safe, but I’m
32 The Chronicle                         November 28, 2006


                                                ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Slightly Stoopid strum out                  Out of all their works of art re-     the tracks on Closer to The Sun have      for what was next. While Staylefish
                                                                                                                                                                      Tribute to
                                                                                                                                                                      a legend
By Natasha Mackesey                     leased, the most popular and highest      amazing baselines that impel the          was getting the fans going, Slightly
Chronicle Staff                         selling is the 2005 release of Closer     listeners to bop their heads and get      Stoopid was chilling on the side
                                        to the Sun, which debuted at num-         into the Rasta beach groove. Track        stage chugging down beers, 26ers of
    You can hear the beat of the con-   ber one on the Top 200 Billboard.         20, the last on the album, is one of      whiskey and enjoying every inhale         By Mike Gokdag
gas, feel the vibrations of the drums   Slightly Stoopid is well-known for        the last pop-esque songs and is a         of its joints. These down to earth        Chronicle Staff
and the melodic sound of the acous-     its musical diversity, and Closer to      pretty good bouncy song. There is         Cali. boys even passed around joints
tic guitar as marijuana smoke-filled    The Sun is probably the best exam-        also a hidden instrumental track at       with their adoring fans. This was by         Uprising      Entertainment
lungs belt out soulful lyrics, hypno-   ple. With one song the listener will      4:37, which is much to the tune of        far the best concert I have ever gone     and E.P. Taylor’s will be host-
tizing ese loco fans.                   be jumping around the room to an          #19 ‘Comb 4 My Dome’ which is by          to. Not one single fight broke out in     ing a tribute show for late gui-
    Slightly Stoopid is a purely can-   edgy punk/metal riff, then the next       far the most light-hearted and fun        the crowd, and everyone was feed-         tar player Dimebag Darrell
nabis influenced reggae, acoustic       track will be a melodious reggae          tracks on this album.                     ing off each other’s positive vibes.      of Pantera, Damageplan and
and rock band, creating mellowed        beat that will have them picturing            Slightly Stoopid is also famous           Even with all the fame and for-       Rebel Meets Rebel.
out, carefree lyrics that send out      lounging on a beach in California.        for drawing one of the rowdiest           tune that has been bestowed on               On Dec. 8, 2004, Darrell was
sweet loving vibes.                     The ‘Intro’ to this CD set the mood       crowds in the music business. These       Slightly Stoopid, it remains one of       shot and killed by a crazed fan
    Since 1996 band members have        with its laid-back vibes and then it’s    young fans who lovingly embrace           the few bands that has refused to sell    on stage while performing with
come out with eight CDs, their most     Bob Marley enriched mellow reggae         the nicknames of Stoopidheads and         out and lose track of its roots. It has   his band Damageplan.
recent being Slightly Not Stoned        tune of ‘Babylon is Falling’. On Track    Ese Locos come to their shows to          become successful on its own terms           “Dimebag was one of the
Enough to Eat Breakfast, Yet Stoned     7, Slightly Stoopid brings back some      heavily smoke some ganja, rock out,       and clearly just loves to chill and       greatest guitarists of all time
Released in June 2006, it didn’t sell   Oi punk shouting, bashing drums           and party hard.                           play music, which is represented in       and one of the most down to
as much as their earlier CD, Closer     and screaming electric guitars with           Slightly Stoopid is currently tour-   its albums. It’s extremely rare to find   earth people that you will ever
to the Sun, which sold nearly 25,000    ‘Nothing Over Me’. The next tracks        ing the United States, but was kind       a band these days that’s happiness        meet,” said Matthew Malbon of
copies in the first two months of re-   quickly slip back into a cannabis         enough to make one Canadian stop          is defined not by how popular it is,      Uprising Records.
lease. The band members aren’t all      induced trance with ‘This Joint’ and      at the Opera House on Aug. 11.            and how much money it is produc-             “ For someone to kill him for
about money so they didn’t mind         ‘Fat Spliffs,’ which go back to the       Opening for this California band was      ing, but instead by its carefree, fun-    no reason boggles my mind.”
that it wasn’t as successful as they    true roots of Slightly Stoopid, show-     Staylefish, a Toronto-based reggae        loving lifestyle and knack for playing       Rabid Era will be headlining
had hoped.                              ing it’s love for smokin’ the herb. All   band that got the crowd pumped            music and partying hard.                  the event, along with perfor-
                                                                                                                                                                      mances by Step Function, The
                                                                                                                                                                      Skallywags of Pickering, and
                                                                                                                                                                      Tyrant. The entire show will
                                                                                                                                                                      consist of the bands covering
                                                                                                                                                                      songs from Pantera and Dam-
                                                                                                                                                                      ageplan.
                                                                                                                                                                         “The show is a huge thank
                                                                                                                                                                      you from me to Dime,” said
                                                                                                                                                                      Malbon. “He inspired me so
                                                                                                                                                                      much as a musician, that this is
                                                                                                                                                                      a way of me thanking him and
                                                                                                                                                                      saying that his music will never
                                                                                                                                                                      be forgotten.”
                                                                                                                                                                         The proceeds from the
                                                                                                                                                                      event will be donated to the
                                                                                                                                                                      Denise House, an emergency
                                                                                                                                                                      shelter for abused women and
                                                                                                                                                                      children.
                                                                                                                                                                         Doors will open at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                      and the tickets will be $2 at the
                                                                                                                                                                      door.



                                                                                                                                                                      GMC
                                                                                                                                                                      gets Hip
                                                                                                                                                                      By Keith Fernandes
                                                                                                                                                                      Chronicle Stafff

                                                                                                                                                                          Good ol’ Canadian boys,
                                                                                                                                                                      The Tragically Hip will be ap-
                                                                                                                                                                      pearing live at the General Mo-
                                                                                                                                                                      tors Centre in the New Year.
                                                                                                                                                                          The brand new centre will
                                                                                                                                                                      be hosting The Tragically Hip
                                                                                                                                                                      and their guests The Constan-
                                                                                                                                                                      tines on Jan. 31.
                                                                                                                                                                          The Hip need no introduc-
                                                                                                                                                                      tion, but for the deprived unini-
                                                                                                                                                                      tiated, The Tragically Hip are a
                                                                                                                                                                      multi-platinum, Canadian Mu-
                                                                                                                                                                      sic Hall of Fame, Juno award-
                                                                                                                                                                      winning, Canadian alternative
                                                                                                                                                                      band. Over the course of their
                                                                                                                                                                      20-year career, The Hip have
                                                                                                                                                                      been awarded 14 Juno Awards,
                                                                                                                                                                      including Group of the Year,
                                                                                                                                                                      Most Promising Group of the
                                                                                                                                                                      Year, and Canadian Entertain-
                                                                                                                                                                      er of the Year, not to mention
                                                                                                                                                                      their own star on the Canadian
                                                                                                                                                                      Walk of Fame.
                                                                                                                                                                          Just this year The Tragically
                                                                                                                                                                      Hip they released their 11th al-
                                                                                                                                                                      bum, World Container.
                                                                                                                                                                          Tickets are $49.50 plus fa-
                                                                                                                                                                      cility fees and convenience
                                                                                                                                                                      charges. After additional costs,
                                                                                                                                                                      a ticket will cost about $62.
                                                                                                                                    The Chronicle                November 28, 2006 33


                                               ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Strangely Ferrell gets serious                                                                                                                                        Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                      bids
Will Ferrell                                                                                                                                                          farewell
contributes to                                                                                                                                                         By Mike Van Veen
                                                                                                                                                                       Chronicle Staff


dry side                                                                                                                                                                   Lord of the Rings fans’ hopes
                                                                                                                                                                       of seeing Peter Jackson direct a
                                                                                                                                                                       film version of The Hobbit were
of comedy                                                                                                                                                              crushed last week.
                                                                                                                                                                           Jackson, who directed the
                                                                                                                                                                       three Lord of the Rings films
By Chad Ingram                                                                                                                                                         and won an academy award in
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                        the process, posted a message
                                                                                                                                                                       on theonering.net, a Rings’ fan-
    Stranger Than Fiction, as its narrator suggests,                                                                                                                   site, with regards to his involve-
is “a story about a man and his wristwatch”.                                                                                                                           ment with the film.
    It’s also about fate, meaning and poetic jus-                                                                                                                          “…last week, Mark Ordesky
tice.                                                                                                                                                                  called Ken (Kamins) and told
    Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, a meticulously                                                                                                                    him that New Line would no
mundane IRS agent who counts his steps on the                                                                                                                          longer be requiring our servic-
way to the bus stop and goes to bed at precisely                                                                                                                       es on the Hobbit and the Lord
the same minute each night.                                                                                                                                            of the Rings ‘prequel’. This was
    Crick’s monotonous existence is interrupted                                                                                                                        a courtesy call to let us know
when he suddenly begins to hear a British wom-                                                                                                                         that the studio was now ac-
an’s voice narrating his every move, and analyz-                                                                                                                       tively looking to hire another
ing his every thought.                                                                                                                                                 filmmaker for both projects,”
    When he realizes no one else can hear the                                                                                                                          Jackson’s letter read.
narrator (he asks a few of his co-workers), Crick                                                                                                                          New Line’s decision is in
becomes quite concerned.                                                                                                                                               part due to a lawsuit Jackson
    This concern turns to panic when one day the                                                                                                                       filed in 2005 against the studio
narrator announces that his death is imminent.                                                                                                                         claiming they still owed him
    At the advice of a shrink, Crick seeks out the                                                                                                                     money from the first Ring film.
counsel of expert literary theorist Professor Jules                                                                                                                        New Line offered Jackson
Hilbert (Dustin Hoffman), who tries to help him                                                                                                                        the director’s chair on The
deal with his extraordinary circumstance.                                                                                                                              Hobbit and the unnamed pre-
    In the meantime, we see Emma Thompson as                                                                                                                           quel as part of a settlement, but
novelist Karen Eiffel.                                                                                                                                                 Jackson refused.
    She is suffering from extreme writer’s block                                                                                                                           “Deciding to make a movie
and cannot decide how to kill off the protagonist        STRANGE BUT TRUE: Will Ferrell proves he is more than a legendary funny
                                                                                                                                                                       should come from the heart
of her latest book. The protagonist is of course         man in his new film Stranger than Fiction.                                                                     - it’s not a matter of business
Ferrell’s Crick.                                                                                                                                                       convenience. When you agree
    When the IRS agent sees the author on a tele-        The Truman Show, Ferrell leaves his trademark           Stranger Than Fiction is a film that lies in the      to make a film, you’re taking
vision interview, he immediately recognizes the          screwball antics behind for a less zany, more dra-   vein of The Truman Show or Punch Drunk Love.             on a massive commitment and
voice and sets off to find her and save his life.        matic role.                                             Viewers looking for conventional comedy will          you need to be driven by an
    The film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as                He doesn’t do a bad job either. At one point he   not find it here.                                        absolute passion to want to get
Crick’s ill-suited love interest, and Queen Latifah      even cries real tears.                                  It is a dry, eccentric comedy with a vague            the story on screen,” Jackson
as Eiffel’s assistant.                                      The film’s best performance though is Thomp-      pathos that even touches on tragedy on some              said in the letter.
    In Stranger Than Fiction, we see Ferrell in          son’s portrayal of a depressed, reclusive, chain-    points.                                                      He also said that he is not
brave new territory.                                     smoking literary genius.                                It goes for both the head and the heart.              happy with the decision.
    Much like Jim Carrey did with



                                       The latest fashion frenzy?                     When a celebrity adopts a child,       Regardless of Madonna’s mes-            Thus, they are treating children
                                       By Krystle Pereira                         the media jumps to be the first one     sage and that the boy she adopted          like fashion items available for pur-
                                       Chronicle Staff
                                                                                  to release the information.             will have a chance at an easier,           chase.
                                          Jimmy Choo shoes and mini fur-              The idea and the news that an-      healthier life, it is a fact laws were         Ordinary couples are not given
                                       balls called dogs. Celebrity fashion       other celebrity has become a par-       brushed aside and exceptions were          the options to easily adopt a child
                                       trends come and go as quick as John        ent overcomes any information           made.                                      overseas, let alone select which one
                                       Mark Karr’s 15 minutes of fame.            about how long it took to adopt and        Madonna was granted custody of          they want. Applicants are picked
                                          From Brangelina to Madonna,             whether the celebrities followed the    baby David for 18 months, while the        through adoption agencies for chil-
                                       the famous are adopting babies and         same laws and guidelines that ev-       Malawian government frequently             dren who are waiting to be adopt-
                                       toddlers so frequently these days          eryone else has to.                     monitors her.                              ed.
                                       that it seems to never be a surprise           While some sources suggest ce-         Any ordinary couple must live               Applicants arrange to travel to
                                       when the next celebrity falls in love      lebrities follow the same rules and     in Malawi for a year before granted        the country, wait there and follow
                                       with a child not their own.                regulations, others state celebrities   custody, with no guarantee.                the laws that the country has, or
                                          It sometimes raises suspicion           are able to adopt while skipping the       Angelina Jolie is a United Nations      wait to have the child flown to their
                                       that celebrities easily bypass the         mandatory laws in whichever coun-       goodwill ambassador and has ad-            home country, depending on where
                                       regular routines involved when any         try they are dealing with.              opted a son from Cambodia where            the child is from.
                                       couple chooses to adopt.                       Madonna has spent significant       she is helping to build a United Na-           Either way, the wait is long,
                                          Along with the sometimes-diffi-         time for her charity, Raising Malawi,   tions village to serve 5,000 people.       money is spent and children are
                                       cult decision, once the process be-        to build an orphanage for 4,000 chil-   She has also adopted a daughter            matched to certain families.
                                       gins it can prove to be a lengthy one.     dren, besides constantly working        from Ethiopia where she is helping             Aside from the debates about
                                       Most adoptions take anywhere from          towards raising money for the pov-      to build a pediatric AIDS centre.          celebrities adopting, it is obvious
                                       weeks to more than a year before a         erty-stricken country.                     With their high salaries it is easy     when a child is taken out of an envi-
                                       child is placed with a family.                 After Madonna recently adopted      for celebrities to create or join chari-   ronment where they may not grow
                                          While waiting, depending on the         a 13-month-old boy from Malawi,         ties and contribute as much as pos-        old, and brought into a safe clean
                                       type of adoption, most applicants          Africa, controversies began. The        sible.                                     area, they are given an opportunity
                                       are required to do weeks of home           media and human rights organiza-           But along with their charities the      at life.
                                       studies, research their options and        tions accused Madonna and hus-          impression being made is that ce-              But reality is, it is expensive, there
                                       other aspects of adopting, and at-         band Guy Ritchie of not following       lebrities are able to adopt from the       are rules and laws, it takes time and
                                       tend information sessions, meetings        the proper processes to adopt.          countries because they contribute          hard work - unless you’re Angelina
                                       and interviews with authorities. All           She fought back at the controver-   so much and visit frequently.              Jolie who told People Magazine, it
                                       before their application is sent for       sies in an interview on Oprah, stat-       Jonathan Pearce, director of            feels great to wake up, travel some-
                                       consideration of approval.                 ing she wants to give a child a good    Adoption U.K. an adoption-support          where and just find your family.
                                          Costs of adopting range from $0,        home and that the media is doing a      organization, feels celebrities are            Yes, that is reality on the red car-
                                       mainly for adoptions inside families,      great disservice to African children    making it seem like anyone can fly         pet but not the grey one at home.
                                       to more than $40,000.                      by focusing on negative stories.        somewhere and purchase a child.
34 The Chronicle November 28, 2006


        ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Slither’s slugs leave you slimy
                                           Gunn triumphs in making a inter-                                                                                        Rooker travels back to James’s house
Fillion                                    esting and rather humorous take on
                                           an alien invasion.
                                                                                                                                                                   to infect her, where she turns into a
                                                                                                                                                                   gigantic egg sack, feeding off every
                                              Taking place in small-town                                                                                           piece of meat that Rooker brings
fights to                                   America, a meteorite shoots down
                                           from space, landing in a distant for-
                                           est. What’s released is an ancient
                                                                                                                                                                   to her because her appetite is so
                                                                                                                                                                   fierce.
                                                                                                                                                                       Fillion, who plays a mellow po-

follow snail                               creature that’s only purpose is to in-
                                           fect and destroy mankind.
                                              Michael Rooker, who plays as an
                                                                                                                                                                   lice chief, begins to get calls of miss-
                                                                                                                                                                   ing animals and livestock being torn
                                                                                                                                                                   to pieces. When the problem begins
                                           average working man with an in-                                                                                         to escalate, he calls out the whole
trail                                      credibly beautiful, and much young-
                                           er spouse, Elizabeth Banks, ends up
                                                                                                                                                                   police department to put a stop
                                                                                                                                                                   to whatever creature is doing this.
                                           leaving his house one night in an                                                                                       But what they’re about to face they
                                           outrage because she won’t make                                                                                          could never be prepared for. Small,
                                           love to him. While drinking away his                                                                                    slimy and bloody looking slugs be-
By Robert Sudak                            sorrows at a local bar, he meets up                                                                                     gin to take over the town, infecting
Chronicle Staff                            with a past secret admirer, Brenda                                                                                      people by going into their mouths
                                           James, before they end up swapping                                                                                      and taking over their bodies.
    You’ve seen him fly spaceships         spit in a forest on the walk home.                                                                                          With the whole police force inca-
and save an entire galaxy from de-            Rooker pushes her away when                                                                                          pacitated and the town turned into
struction, but now Nathon Fillion          something catches his eye. A slimy,          He returns home in the morning,        The transformation is so drastic    a pile of flesh-eating zombies from
faces a new danger, killer slugs from      blob-like creature is sitting in the     but starts to notice a change in his    that his wife tells him to go to the   the alien slugs, Fillion, Banks, and a
outer space.                               brush ahead, not moving, just pul-       body. Bumps that appear to look         doctors, but Rooker, bent on believ-   young girl are the only ones left.
    Newly released to DVD, Slither         sating. He goes over to examine it       like tumours start growing on his       ing he’s not sick, does nothing to         It’s up to them to defeat a crea-
is everything a sci-fi horror movie-       and the thing ejects a spike that bur-   face, his appetite for meat seems to    stop it, eventually turning him into   ture that has been around for a bil-
goer is looking for. Even though no        rows into his chest and slithers into    be abnormal, and painful flashbacks     what police call a giant squid.        lion years, before it infects the entire
awards will be won, director James         his brain.                               shoot through his head.                    Instinctively, newly evolved        world.




Christmas came early to church
                                           ered in the pews of First Baptist           The event, which happens every          Even though the choir was ready     ing we do, when we see the smiles
By Tania Harris                            Church to enjoy an evening of sa-        year, is usually performed closer to    earlier then usual, the preparations   on people’s faces every year, it’s all
Chronicle Staff
                                           cred music.                              Christmas but Cory Kuipers, choir       for the evening did not happen         worth it.”
    The congregation at First Bap-             At 7 p.m. the lights slowly          director and organist, thought the      overnight.                                There was a fellowship after the
tist Church in Oshawa received an          dimmed as the piano, played by           choir was ready to give the church         “It took months of weekly re-       service, giving people a chance to
early Christmas gift this year, the gift   Greg Foreman, softly began to play.      an early present.                       hearsals to prepare for this night,”   meet new people and catch up with
of music.                                      “It was the beginning of a beauti-      “We were fully prepared this year    says Kuipers.                          old friends while eating home-made
    On Nov. 19 many people gath-           ful evening,” says Ian Bellingham, a     and anxious to celebrate the birth of      “But no matter how many hours       snacks and sipping on cold punch
                                           GM employee.                             Jesus,” says Kuipers.                   of music reading and organ play-       or hot tea.




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Athletes show success matters
By Ryan Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                           December.
                                                                                                                                                                               “I am proud,” Slaughter said.
and Jason Miller                                                                                                                                                           “This happens once in a lifetime. I
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                            definitely wanted to be by his side
                                                                                                                                                                           for it.” Slaughter herself was a deco-
    It was a blinging and blanging                                                                                                                                         rated basketball player for DC.
evening at the at the 11th anniver-                                                                                                                                            The ceremony also hosted many
sary Durham College sports hall of                                                                                                                                         guest speakers, including president
fame inductee ceremony on Nov. 23                                                                                                                                          of the college Leah Myers. “It’s very
at the UB atrium at UOIT.                                                                                                                                                  exciting,” Myers said. “It’s an oppor-
    Durham College staff, athletes                                                                                                                                         tunity to celebrate not only athletic
and coaches, along with alumni                                                                                                                                             tradition but two wonderful indi-
and past and present hall of fame                                                                                                                                          viduals. It’s a privilege to have them
inductees, took the time to relax,                                                                                                                                         here tonight.”
sip some wine or guzzle some beer                                                                                                                                              Athletic Director Ken Babcock
while sporting their best outfits.                                                                                                                                         was also excited for the hall of fame.
    The atrium buzzed with ener-                                                                                                                                           “It brings a whole bunch of people
gy as the two 2006 inductees, Bill                                                                                                                                         together,” he said. “It’s an alumni af-
Crowdis and Laurence Bishop, hus-                                                                                                                                          fair. It shows you what a great pro-
tled around the crowded room to                                                                                                                                            gram is about when you have so
scrape whatever conversation they                                                                                                                                          many people that are supporting it
could with the media, while nib-                                                                                                                                           and involved with it.”
bling on bits of food being served by                                                                                                                                          The second inductee, Bishop
the Durham Lords team captains.                                                                                                                                            brought his family. He was induct-
    It’s a common thing having the                                                                                                                                         ed under the builder category. Re-
team captains serve the guests as a                                                                                                                                        nowned as a volleyball player and
way of paying their respect to those                                                                                                                                       head coach, Bishop was an all-star
who went before.                                                                                                                                                           athlete, holding the best coaching
    “Everybody wants to be in the                                                                                                                                          record and career conference re-
hall of fame, but first you have to                                                                                                                                        cords, along with a litany of other
win games,” said men’s basketball                                                                                                                                          accomplishments.
                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Jason Miller
captain Anthony Batchelor. “That’s                                                                                                                                             Bishop thanked his mother
exactly what he did, he won games.         BLING BLING: Durham College president Leah Myers strikes a pose with hall of fame in-
                                                                                                                                                                           and his father, who he said was his
I respect him (Crowdis) as a player        ductees Bill Crowdis, left, and Laurence Bishop at the inductee ceremony on Nov. 23.
                                                                                                                                                                           biggest influence for getting into
and a coach.”                              onship in his freshman year, being       ments, Crowdis said, “It’s a pretty           For moral support, Crowdis               sports.
    Crowdis played baseball and            named athlete of the year twice,         impressive list, and I’m like, yeah, I     brought with him some players                   Laurence also coached his
basketball and was inducted under          winning all-star team honours, and       did do that. I put a lot of work into      from Fleming, where he is currently         younger brother Mike Bishop. “It
the athletic category for a long list of   leading the league in points in his      it. Awards come from, the way I see        the head coach of basketball, and           put a new spin on my brother,” Mike
accomplishments, including lead-           senior year.                             it, 16 per cent talent. The rest is hard   his fiancé Bonnie Slaughter, who is         said. “I didn’t see him in that light
ing DC to its first national champi-          Musing about his accomplish-          work and luck.”                            expecting the couple’s first baby in        before.”




Cheers to a wonderful season
By Jason Miller
                                           Durham at the 24th minute. Micucci
                                           scored her third of the game at the
Chronicle Staff                            30th minute.
                                               The Lords took a 6-0 lead into
    The Durham College women’s             the second half, which saw Durham
soccer team ended up fourth in             dominate again, and ultimately Mi-
Canada, losing to the number one           cucci buried two more goals, mak-
and number two ranked teams in             ing it five in the game for her and a
the country at the nationals on Nov.       big 8-0 win for the Lords. Micucci
9-11.                                      was named the player of the game
    “We played well,” said captain         for Durham.
Abby Visser. “We bonded together.              In game two against the host col-
We just didn’t pull through. Maybe         lege and number one ranked team
it was the pressure of playing in the      in the country, the Lords fell to Lan-
big game.”                                 gara College 3-1. Langara led 1-0 at
    The Lords finished with a final        the half, benefiting from two lucky
conference record of 10-2-1. They          bounces, one in the 24th minute and
were undefeated this season (9-0-1)        the next in the 57th.
in conference and play-off play.               At the 60_minute mark Kirsten
    They took to the field on Nov. 9 at    Bodashefsky scored a spectacular
the Burnaby Sports Complex in B.C.         goal from 25 yards out, beating the
for their opening game of the 2006         Langara keeper to the top left corner
Adidas/Canadian Colleges Athletic          of the net.
Association (CCAA) women’s na-                 The Falcons scored a third goal to
tional championship.                       make it 3-1 and seal the victory and
    The Lords played their first game      a spot in the national final. Kirsten
against the Nova Scotia AC Rams            Bodashefsky was named player of                                                                                                                       Photo by Jason Miller
from the Atlantic College Con-             the game for Durham.
ference on Nov. 9 and rolled to a              “We played an under average
dominating 8-0 victory. The Lords          game,” said coach Vaso Vujanovic.        SAY GOLD!: The Lords women’s soccer coaching staff chilled out at the hall of fame cer-
jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.           “The key players did not function.       emony on Nov. 23. From left, captain Ashley Visser, goalkeeper; coach Vasco Jeronimo;
    OCAA scoring champion Brit-            Langara had a strong defence. They       assistant coaches Anthony Whitney and Lori Henderson; and coach Vaso Vujanovic.
tany Micucci opened the scoring            are a tough team.”                       and just missed a quick second             for the second half.                        the physically tough teams.”
at the seven-minute mark and then              The loss advanced the Lords to       goal. Shortly after that, the Elans           The Lords were then scored                   Lords freshman defender Me-
scored again at the 12-minute mark         the bronze medal game against the        netted the game-tying goal. A Lords        upon at the 78th minute. The Quebec         gan Durno was named player of the
to make it 2-0 Durham.                     second seed in Canada, FX Gar-           communication lapse then made it           champions took home the national            game.
    Veteran keeper Morgan Kelly            neau College Elans from Quebec,          2-1 for the Elans before half time.        bronze medal and left the Lords                 The Lords will have almost ev-
was busy protecting the Lords goal,        on Nov. 11.                                  Kirsten Bodashefsky, the CCAA          with a fourth place finish. The final       eryone back for next year. “We had
while Jana Cryderman scored at the             A beautiful goal by Katie Szeghal-   player of the month for October,           score was FX Garneau 3 Durham 1.            a successful season,” Vujanovic said.
18th minute mark for a 3-0 Durham          mi in the fourth minute, from a per-     went down after a nasty collision             “They came at us very strong,” Vu-       “I am satisfied with what we accom-
lead.                                      fect crossing by Durno, gave the         and missed nearly 20 minutes of the        janovic said. “We got an early goal.        plished this year. We should have
     Jenn Michilicka, OCAA cham-           Lords the early lead.                    first half. Bodashefsky was able to        Then we just pulled back. We are a          a solid team for the next two years.
pionship game MVP, made it 4-0                 The Lords continued to press         regroup and get back into the game         better team but we are not ready for        The future looks bright.”
36 The Chronicle                           November 28, 2006

         SPORTS NEWS
Ridgebacks golden first season
                                           ern.                                                                                                                        active season, now take a more ac-
By Joshua Vanderstam                           “The highlight of the season for                                                                                        tive role.
Chronicle Staff
                                           me occurred at UOIT’s first race,”                                                                                              When the summer comes the
    With their first season behind         said assistant coach Mark Lashuk.                                                                                           rowers are given an opportunity to
them and approximately 160 days            “When the results were posted                                                                                               go about their own business. Ac-
of winter training ahead of them,          that UOIT had in fact won and de-                                                                                           cording to Millikin, some rowers
the UOIT Ridgebacks rowing team            feated all the major universities…I                                                                                         will compete for their local rowing
is looking back at their accomplish-       was completely stunned.” The win                                                                                            clubs with the possibility of compet-
ments and thinking ahead for next          marked the first gold medal in UOIT                                                                                         ing against each other.
season.                                    and Ridgebacks history.                                                                                                         It will be back to business in the
    In retrospect there was no tell-           As Millikin was fond of remind-                                                                                         last week of August when the big de-
ing how one of the university’s first      ing the team – the race you win to-                                                                                         cisions are made as to who is going
sports teams was going to do, how          day won’t help you tomorrow. The                                                                                            to be on the team and who is going
they would fare in their first races,      team entered the final event of the                                                                                         to row in which crew.
and how the first team would be re-        season in contention for the cham-                                                                                              “The rowers are broken into two
membered in 20 years.                      pionship after winning its second                                                                                           categories,” he said. “Male and fe-
    Head coach Robin Millikin had          gold medal at the Brock University                                                                                          male, and heavyweight and light-
to build a rowing program from             invitational.                                                                                                               weight.” From there the coach for
scratch, recruit enough people to              The crew of Arlain Stanley, Hadi                                                                                        the category decides who is in what
row in each of the major regat-            Turk, Michael Labriola, Michael                                                                                             crew.
tas and keep those rowers in good          Bissonnette, Jason Klein-Horsman,                                                                                               Millikin will also decide how
enough shape that they could con-          Chris Rossall, Steve Burns, and                                                                                             many coaches he’ll need for the
tend with the demands of the sport         Geoff Chadsey did it a second time                                                                                          number of rowers that make the
and their academic lives.                  by knocking off Trent University.                                                                                           team, and for the number of differ-
    Millikin wasn’t by himself in              The results of the last event of                                                                                        ent crews that will compete on a
keeping the crews lean and mean.           the season demonstrated how hard                                                                                            regular basis.
Assisting him in coaching were John        the crews worked to make it and                                                                                                 “It takes a village to raise a child,”
Godden, Pat Doherty, Tom Thekan,           be contenders in a hotly contested                                                                                          he said.
Mark Lashuk, Jean Marsh, Jeff Kirch-       sport against established programs.                                                                                             Millikin attributes a portion of
ner and Jeanette Lunenborg.                    After the dust had settled, the                                                                                         the team’s success to many coach-
    “We knew we would have a strong        winter training season loomed.                                                                                              es, coaching many rowers. Lots of
base a result of intense training pro-     The Ridgebacks look to recruit new                                                                                          coaches learn from lots of rowers
vided by our excellent coaches at          blood and train hard on the off-sea-                                                           Photo by Joshua Vanderstam   and vice versa, he said.
training camp,” said Mark Toufanov         son to be ready for the new chal-                                                                                               “This season was a good foun-
of the novice men’s eight crew.            lenges in 2007.                           MAKING A SPLASH: The Ridgebacks rowing program put                                dation for UOIT to build its rowing
    “It was a big surprise and a great         Rowers, according to strength         their best oar forward this season.                                               program upon,” said Ingrid Piat of
confidence boost for our men’s nov-        and conditioning coach Tom Thek-                                                                                            the women’s novice eight.
ice crew to dominate the opening           an, were champing at the bit to get                                                                                             “The coaches really have a good
                                           working for next year.                    won’t be together again until the        Those coaches are given an op-           idea of things we can improve upon,
event of the season.”
                                               “They’re asking: ‘When’s it going     end of the selection camp in August.   portunity to take a break during the       and what future goals to set for next
    They came out and upset strong
                                           to start? How many days a week will       At that same time the “on the water”   winter months and the strength and         year’s crews.”
established rowing programs from
                                           we train?’” said Thekan.                  coaches will become more active in     conditioning coaches like Thekan               The 2007 season begins next fall.
U of T, McMaster, Brock and West-
                                               During winter training, crews         coaching again.                        who were less involved during the




Let the ‘battle of the 407’ begin                                                                                                                                      goal of moving towards a varsity
By Steve Parker                                                                                                                                                        hockey team.”
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                            The Ridgebacks have improved
                                                                                                                                                                       in every game they have played, and
    The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s                                                                                                                                        their dedication to defence is a step
hockey club will be playing their                                                                                                                                      in the right direction.
first home game of the season at the                                                                                                                                       One of the more successful wom-
Campus Ice Centre against the York                                                                                                                                     en’s hockey teams in the OUA is the
Lions on Jan. 5.                                                                                                                                                       Laurier Golden Hawks. They have
    In their previous two meetings                                                                                                                                     won the division the last three years
York won 5-1 and 4-2.                                                                                                                                                  and have been the best defensive
    However, the Ridgebacks, with a                                                                                                                                    team in the OUA during that span.
shortened bench, showed tremen-                                                                                                                                            Rick Osborne, head coach of
dous character in the 4-2 loss, trail-                                                                                                                                 Laurier, began coaching the team
ing by one goal until the last 30 sec-                                                                                                                                 halfway through the year they first
onds of play and forcing the Lions to                                                                                                                                  won the division.
roll their best lines all game.                                                                                                                                            He believes their success came
    “We’ve yet to have a full squad                                                                                                                                    from having a good core of players
out of all our best players when                                                                                                                                       on their roster.
we’ve played (this season),” said                                                                                                                                          “We had a good nucleus of stu-
Gary Pitcher, head coach of the                                                                                                                                        dent athletes, they were dedicated,”
Ridgebacks.                                                                                                                                                            he said.
    Scott Barker, assistant coach of                                                                                                                                       Osborne said experience on the
the Ridgebacks, believes York is                                                                                                                                       coaching staff helps contribute to
an appropriate opponent for their                                                                                                                                      success as well, and the hiring of
home opener.                                                                                                                                                           former Olympian Karen Nystrom as
    “They’re one of our rivals that will                                                                                                                               an assistant coach was an excellent
develop because of the locations of                                                                                                            Photo by Steve Parker   move by the Ridgebacks.
the universities…and because we’re                                                                                                                                         Nystrom is a four-time world
always competing for students,” he         KEEPERS OF THE CAGES: Goalie Melissa Scott looks on as Carleigh Taggart takes her                                           champion with the women’s na-
said. “I think it’ll be a natural rival-                                                                                                                               tional hockey team.
ry.”
                                           turn in net at practice.
                                                                                                                                                                           She has the experience as far
    The main purpose of this years                                                                                                                                     as an athlete’s physical and mental
team was not to go out and win the         against York will be no different.           The team was assembled a cou-       going to transfer to university and        preparation is concerned, Osborne
championship, but to become more              “I think it’ll be a good example of    ple of years ago as an extramural      continue playing next year in the          said.
competitive each time out in prepa-        what is to come,” Barker said. “We        team. It had about 15 to 17 college    team’s inaugural varsity season.               It’s been said by countless coach-
ration for next year, according to         want to make the campus aware of          women and only three university           “The real challenge of doing            es that hockey is 10 per cent physi-
Pitcher.                                   hockey, both on the men’s and wom-        players.                               what we’re doing here is that we are       cal and 90 per cent mental. That
    The team has played hard all sea-      en’s side. It’s going to be an exciting      This year the team consists of      starting a brand new program,” said        preparation will be essential against
son and frustrated their opponents         time because it’s going to be the first   about 20 university women and          Pitcher. “Scott Barker and I started       York.
in every game. The home opener             ever hockey game on campus.”              only three college women, who are      this about two years ago with the              Game time is 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                          The Chronicle                  November 28, 2006                         37


               SPORTS NEWS
     Lords battle through injuries
                                                                                                                                                                   the OCAA. The Knights top scorer
By Jason Miller                                                                                                                                                    was Arita Rasuma with 13 points.
Chronicle Staff
    The Durham College men’s bas-                                                                                                                                     “The whole team slowly started
ketball team now has a 2-2 record                                                                                                                                  to come back together,” said assis-
while the women’s team has a 1-4                                                                                                                                   tant coach Angela Cull. Everyone
record in OCAA regular season                                                                                                                                      played well. The bench stepped up
play.                                                                                                                                                              and got the job done.”
    The men’s team lost a close battle                                                                                                                                This was not the case on Nov. 21,
to the Fleming Knights 73-65 in Pe-                                                                                                                                as McConnell could not help the
terborough on Nov. 15. The Lords                                                                                                                                   Lords overthrow the George Brown
struggled from the field and were                                                                                                                                  Huskies in front of a Durham crowd,
dominated by the Knights’ power-                                                                                                                                   as the Lords were defeated 53-43.
forwards.                                                                                                                                                             McConnell led the scoring with
    The Lords trailed 41-30 at the                                                                                                                                 18 points, nine rebounds, and nine
half and failed to come back. David                                                                                                                                steals just two away from a triple-tri-
George and Joe Cyros are still on the                                                                                                                              ple. Rookie Allison Chehowski gave
injury list and were missed in the                                                                                                                                 the Lords seven points and Ashley
loss. The Lords were unable to score                                                                                                                               Visser chipped in for four points
inside the paint and it cost them the                                                                                                                              and 12 rebounds.
game.                                                                                                                                                                 Luck was not on the Lords side
    On the positive side, Steve Clarke                                                                                                                             as they shot five for 33 in the first
played a solid game at both ends                                                                                                                                   half 15 (per cent) and shot only 25
of the court with four steals and                                                                                                                                  per cent from the field overall. The
20 points. Teammate and OCAA                                                                                                                                       Lords out-hustled and out-played
league all-star Anthony Batchelor                                                                                                                                  the Huskies but were unable to fin-
added 19. The Lords now have a 2-                                                                                                                                  ish their lay-ups.
2-conference record.                                                                                                                                                  The half-time score was 22-20 for
    “I expected us to win,” said coach                                                                                                                             the Huskies. This is the fourth con-
Peter Gordon. “I knew with our guys                                                                                                                                ference loss for the Lords and they
hurt it would be a battle. We just                                                                                                                                 will finish the first half of the season
                                                                                                                                           Photo by Jason Miller   with an overall record of 1-4, leav-
didn’t play very well.”
    The Durham women’s team got             COACH’S CORNER: Coach Craig Andrews goes through strategy with the team.                                               ing them in eighth place in the east.
its first conference win on Nov. 15      They led 35-14 at the half and never    had four rebounds and one assist.      bench, who stepped up and scored           The ladies will finish their 2006 sea-
over the Fleming Knights 60-35.          looked back. Veteran Krista Colley      Also returning were Ashley Visser,     20.                                        son in New York when they travel
They currently sit sixth in the east     returned from an ankle injury and       Sarah Tice and Kirsten Bodashefsky,        Carley Stevenson had 10 points         to Jamestown for non-conference
with an overall record of 1-3.           played great coming off the bench       who were in B.C. for the nationals.    and three rebounds Samantha Mc-            action on Dec. 1-2, while the men
    The struggling Lords are mov-        in her first game after being out for   It was a total team effort with nine   Connell scored 16 points for the           played La Cite on Nov. 24 and Al-
ing in the right direction with key      four weeks.                             players making the score sheet, and    win, bringing her season average           gonquin at home on Nov. 25. Scores
players returning to the lineup.            Colley scored eight points and       the difference in the game was the     to 19.33 points per game, second in        were not available at press time.
38 The Chronicle                            November 28, 2006

           SPORTS NEWS
  Hard couple of games for DC
                                                                                                                                                                         half from behind the arc.
  By Jason Miller                                                                                                                                                           With 10 seconds left on the clock
  Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                        and up by three, the Lords had a
     The OCAA basketball season                                                                                                                                          breakdown and were unable to
  continued its invitational schedule                                                                                                                                    keep possession of the ball. George
  as the Lords men’s and women’s                                                                                                                                         Brown capitalized on this and hit
  teams played the top teams in the                                                                                                                                      the final three-pointer to send the
  provinces on Nov. 17-18.                                                                                                                                               game into overtime; this was dev-
     The men’s team played in the                                                                                                                                        astating for the Lords and they lost
  Fanshawe College annual Can-                                                                                                                                           steam in the last five minutes.
  Am Classic Invitational, while the                                                                                                                                        George Brown continued their
  women’s team hosted its annual                                                                                                                                         run, scoring 10 points and limiting
  Big 8 classic at the Athletic Com-                                                                                                                                     the Lords to only two points for the
  plex.                                                                                                                                                                  huge comeback victory. On a posi-
     The men’s team dominated their                                                                                                                                      tive note, the Lords played the best
  opening game against the Georgian                                                                                                                                      game of their season with solid de-
  Grizzlies 93-78, which advanced                                                                                                                                        fence. Samantha McConnell and
  them to the championship final to                                                                                                                                      Ashley Visser both finished with
  play the host Fanshawe Falcons.                                                                                                                                        another double-double. McCon-
  The Lords had a positive weekend                                                                                                                                       nell grabbed 29 points and 10 re-
  on and off the court and still battle                                                                                                                                  bounds, and Visser had 12 points
  many injuries.                                                                                                                                                         and 13 rebounds.
     In the first game, the young                                                                                                                                           “Our ladies didn’t step up and
  Lords squad played great defence,                                                                                                                                      play defence,” said assistant coach
  keeping the Grizzlies off the board;                                                                                                                                   Angela Cull. “We were unable to
  Durham out-rebounded Georgian                                                                                                                                          score. They played so well but they
  46-33. Offensively nine of 11 play-                                                                                                                                    just broke down.”
  ers made the score sheet and six of                                                                                                                                       The Lords battled the Mohawk
  those nine were in double digits.                                                                                                                                      Mountaineers from the West re-
     Leading the scoring was power                                                                                                                                       gion on Nov.18. The Lords could
  forward Nathan Emmanuel-Mon-                                                                                                                                           not muster up enough offence and
  rose with 18 points, and coming                                                                                                                                        were held to an invitational low 42
  off the bench was rookie Ricardo                                                                                                                                       points, in a 46-42 loss.
  Cole, who added 14 points and 14                                                                                                                                          At the other end of the court,
  rebounds for the double-double.                                                                                                                                        the Lords could not find the same
     “Everybody played well,” said                                                                                                                                       magical defence they had the night
  coach Peter Gordon. “We executed                                                                                                                                       before to shut down Mohawk.
  much better. Cole played very well                                                                                                                                        Samantha McConnell was the
  at the forward spot. He was prob-                                                                                                                                      highest scorer with 29 points, eight
  ably the second best player at the                                                                                                                                     rebounds and six steals. McConnell
  tournament.”                                                                                                                                                           scored 58 points in two games.
     In the second game, the Lords                                                                                                                                          “It was a totally different game
  could not handle the very strong                                                                                                                                       than the night before,” Cull said.
  Fanshawe Falcons, who are ranked                                                                                                                                       “There was a lack of effort on de-
  number one in the province; they                                                                                                                                       fence. When you have one person
  were defeated 90-54 in the cham-                                                                                                                                       scoring you are not going to win
  pionship final.                                                                                                                                                        games.”
     The Lords struggled offensively,                                                                                                            Photo by Jason Miller      Both teams aim to use these
  scoring 27 points in each half, and                                                                                                                                    warm-up games to keep in shape
  were unable to stop the Falcons as                                                                                                                                     for their conference games and
  they scored 55 points in the second      HOP: Alison Chehowski get’s the jump on the competition at the OCAA invitational.
                                                                                                                                                                         take a look at the competition. The
  half alone.                                “Fanshawe is a very good team,”     us.”                                       led the entire game but hot shoot-           players have shown improvements
     Anthony Batchelor led the             Gordon said. “They just wore us           At home the women’s team               ing from George Brown down the               in team spirit and overall team ef-
  scoring with 25 points and 12 re-        down inside. With our lack of depth   lost a heartbreaker in their open-         stretch from the three-point range           fort.
  bounds. Batchelor was also named         we just couldn’t keep up. They took   ing game 72-65 against the George          was the difference in the game.
  a tournament all-star.                   advantage of that and pounded         Brown Huskies on Nov. 17. They             They shot nine for 11 in the second




Rob Pearson joins UOIT                    reer NHL games with the Toronto            With an abundance of offensive             The Ridgebacks are thankful to
                                                                                                                                                                            The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                            hits Oshawa
By Mike Gokdag                            Maple Leafs, Washington Capi-          talent and discipline Pearson was          have Pearson on board. “Rob has
Chronicle Staff                           tals and St.Louis Blues. Overall he    able to boast the title of first team      played at the level that our recruits            By Katherine
                                          played 13 years of professional        all-star with a whopping 57 goals          and players aspire to,” said Muylaert.           Hardwick
   The Jim Mahon Memorial Tro-            hockey including one memorable         and 52 assists in 41 games.                “The preparation of teams for NHL                Chronicle Staff
phy, OHL first team all-star and an       year in Frankfurt for DEL, the Ger-        Along with his all-star status Pear-   competition is much different than
NHL first round draft pick are only       man Elite League.                      son was awarded the Jim Mahon              the preparation of teams for univer-                On Dec. 1, the Oshawa GM
a few of the accomplishments Rob               “Frankfurt was a great experi-    Memorial Trophy for the highest            sity competition, so both parties can            Centre will welcome Canada’s
Pearson had throughout his hockey         ence,” said Pearson. “The city and     scoring right-winger in the Ontario        probably learn something from one                professional lacrosse team into
career. His most recent is being          people were amazing, the hockey        Hockey League. Pearson played a            another.”                                        town as the Toronto Rock play
named the assistant coach for the         players were very talented, and the    finesse type of game when playing              Pearson and Muylaert will be                 a pre-season game against the
UOIT Ridgebacks men’s hockey              fans were wild.”                       with the Generals and was still able       the coaching tandem for the Ridge-               Arizona Sting.
team.                                        After his stint in Germany in       to maintain his hard-nosed style.          backs and with that the team will                   With former Rock veteran
    The Toronto Maple Leafs took          2001-‘02 Pearson officially retired    The mix led to his early success.          be searching for some success right              Glenn Clark now behind the
Pearson twelfth overall in the 1989       from hockey. Since then he has             Pearson got the job with the           from the start.                                  bench as head coach, the team
NHL entry draft.                          been involved with the Maple Leaf      Ridgebacks after meeting with head             “To date our efforts have been               looks toward a promising sea-
   “ Since I am from Oshawa, play-        Alumni as well as his hometown         coach Marlin Muylaert at the Ridge-        focused on scheduling and the re-                son. Despite starting last sea-
ing with Toronto was a dream come         Oshawa Generals. Now he is help-       back launch press conference.              cruitment process,” said Muylaert.               son with an 0-4 record, the
true…amazing.”                            ing the UOIT Ridgebacks in their in-       “ I asked Rob if he had considered         “ Marlyn and I have started going            Rock bounced back, only to
   While Pearson was on board             augural season by signing on as an     coaching and that began a series of        to look at some prospects for the up-            lose in the semi-finals to Roch-
with the Maple Leafs they managed         assistant coach.                       discussions that ultimately led to         coming season,” explained Pearson.               ester Knighthawks.
to make the playoffs both seasons in         Pearson was born and raised in      Rob committing to our program,”            “This is a learning process for me, as              The Sting come into town
1992-‘93 and 1993-‘94.                    Oshawa and in time he was able to      said Muylaert. Pearson was inter-          now I am on the other side.”                     backed by their strong offen-
   “Back to back semi-finals with         lace the skates for his hometown       ested from the get-go.                         The Ridgebacks open the season               sive unit of forwards Craig
Toronto is my greatest moment,”           Generals. The 6’1, 185 pound Pear-         “We are excited to have added          in October 2007 and will be hosting              Conn and Dan Dawson. The
he said. “The pressure, atmosphere,       son joined the Generals, after being   an individual with Rob’s high caliber      games against other Ontario Uni-                 Sting also made it into the play-
vibe and being with that group of         traded from Belleville, and found      hockey background and experience           versity Athletics teams at the Cam-              offs last year, only to lose in the
guys was great.”                          himself playing on a line with Eric    to our varsity program,” said Athletic     pus Ice Centre                                   division finals.
   Pearson went on to play 269 ca-        Lindros.                               Director Ken Babcock.
                                                                                                                                   The Chronicle                   November 28, 2006                       39


                                                                           SPORTS NEWS
                                          Lords leap ahead of Trent
                                          By Ryan Peterson
                                          Chronicle Staff
OCAA - LEAGUE STANDINGS                      The Lords of volleyball took it to
          MEN’S VOLLEYBALL                Trent 3-1 on Nov. 16 after losing to
                                          Seneca earlier in the week.
                                             The plan for this game was to
TEAM           W         L        PTS     play with intensity and hit hard,
                                          which they did.
Seneca         3         1        6          The men eked out the first set 25-
                                          23. During a Trent time-out, head
Cambrian       3         2        6       coach Gord Williamson showed
Durham         3         1        6       the men, in an animated way, how
Georgian       2         1        4       to properly serve. He also said that
                                          some enthusiasm wouldn’t hurt
Boreal         0         4        0
                                          their game. And he was right.
                                             The Lords kept Trent at bay, win-
                                          ning the second set 25-18. During
                                          another Trent time-out, of which
        WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL                there were five, Williamson told the
                                          men to be aggressive at the net. Ap-
                                          parently this advice wasn’t taken as
TEAM           W         L        PTS     they lost the third set 25-23.
                                             The crowd and bench, however,
Cambrian       5         1        10      were firmly behind the Lords. Bang-
                                          ing thunder sticks, chanting and
Durham         5         0        10
                                          yelling support, they regrouped
Georgian       3         0        6       with Dave Crabbe hitting a few hard
Boreal         1         4        2       spikes. That was the turning point in
                                          the game and the Lords went on to
George
               0         3        0       win 25-16.
Brown
                                             The leading scorers of the game
Seneca         0         4        0       were Dave Crabbe with 13 kills,
                                          three blocks, and one service ace,
*OCAA Central East League                 Eric Mooney with six kills and seven
                                          blocks, Josh Bowen with eight kills
                                          and four blocks, and Ryan McIntosh
                                          with five kills, one block and two
                                          aces.
   DURHAM COLLEGE LORDS                      The whole men’s roster played,
        MEN’S TEAM SCORING                except for Jamie Mayer, who sat out
                                          with continued back pain. “It’s not as                                                                                                              Photo by Ryan Peterson
                                          fun, that’s for sure. I’d rather be play-
PLAYERS         K    B       SA    PTS    ing than watching,” Mayer said.             THERE IT GOES AGAIN: Josh Bowen prepares himself while keeping an eye on the ball as
                                             Mayer also noted that communi-           the men’s volleyball team beat Trent 3-1 on Nov. 16.
Crabbe          37   6       3     46     cation and serving were better than
                                          previous games. There was also ca-          with the Lords.                           men) were more into the match. I            dy. We’re still making some mental
Mayer           20   7       3     30     maraderie on the court that was im-            “I think we played with a little bit   think they’re starting to realize that      mistakes, but the intensity was there
Bowen           27   11      1     39     pressive. Although he’s a first-year        more intensity tonight,” coach Wil-       we’ve got to step it up or this season      and that’s a positive sign.”
McIntosh        27   4       3     34     player, Jon Graham fits in flawlessly       liamson said. “Mentally, they (the        is going to be in a little bit of jeopar-
Estabrooks      10   2       3     15
Mooney
Stevens
Collins
                13
                6
                0
                     8
                     5
                     1
                             0
                             4
                             0
                                   21
                                   15
                                      1
                                          Women’s volleyball still undefeated
Silver          3    0       0        3
                                                                                          The stands were fuller than usual
Luehr-Grima
Jung
                0
                1
                     1
                     2
                             0
                             2
                                      1
                                      5   Lords beat                                  and the crowd became more rowdy
                                                                                      with every set. Thunder sticks were
Graham          2    0       0        2                                               everywhere. It started as a chain re-
Melissis        0    0       0        0   Trent in a                                  action after the women won the first
                                                                                      set.
                                                                                          In the second set the women had


   WOMEN’S TEAM SCORING
                                          3-0                                         high energy and excellent commu-
                                                                                      nication, finishing the set quickly
                                                                                      25-15.

PLAYERS         K    B       SA    PTS
                                          blowout                                         “The girls played hard,” said as-
                                                                                      sistant coach Shane Christopher.
                                                                                      “They’re finally starting to find that
                                                                                      balance of emotion: not too low, not
Littlejohn      39   2       12    53     By Ryan Peterson                            too high but right in the middle.”
                                          Chronicle Staff                                 Earlier in the week the women
R. Barnes       36   6       11    53
                                                                                      took on Seneca. A main problem in
Silva           36   4       3     43        Women’s volleyball remained              that game, and others, was with set-
Bouma           22   11      4     37     undefeated after triumphing over            ting up the offence. Coach Christo-
Lenis           14   2       2     18     Trent Nov. 16.                              pher said they worked on that.
                                             The women won 3-0, waxing the                “Our defence has been getting
Doris           13   9       5     27                                                 accolades. Offensively we needed to
                                          floor with the Trent Excalibur.
Bagot           1    0       0        1      At the start of the game there was       get going. We needed the girls to be
Tighe           3    0       6        9   some confusion about who would              aggressive, to not worry about mak-
                                          play libero. Three green jerseys were       ing mistakes and taking chances.
Jenner          1    0       2        3
                                          laid across the bench, indicating           They did that.”
Conner          4    3       6     13     three women could play. Amanda                  The leading scorers of the game
Matthie         0    1       0        1   Falzon played libero the first set and      were Janet Littlejohn with five kills
Falzon          0    1       0        1   Shona Tighe played the next two.            and four service aces, Cheryl Silva
                                             The Lords played a tight, consis-        with five kills and two blocks, Kar-
Kalita          0    0       0        0                                                                                                                                                       Photo by Ryan Peterson
                                          tent game and put constant pres-            lene Risebrough Barnes four kills,
                                          sure on the Excalibur. The gym was          one block and three service aces,
*Statistics as of Nov. 22                 quiet and the women were focused            and Carli Bouma with three kills,         I’M READY: Kristen Conner prepares for a bump in the
                                          as they took the first set 25-15.           three blocks and one service ace.         Lord’s 3-0 win over the Trent Excalibur on Nov. 16.
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                                                                        SPORTS NEWS
Everyone wins in this tournament
                                                                                                                                                                        vis sat along the sidelines, keeping
By Valene Nicholas                                                                                                                                                      score while trying to keep warm.
Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                            “I love football and, you know, it’s
    The whistle shrieked, releasing                                                                                                                                     for a good cause,” said Dan Gazarek,
rushes of adrenaline in the players                                                                                                                                     a player on Unnecessary Roughness.
spread across the Polonsky Com-                                                                                                                                         Gazarek and his teammates sug-
mons field. Plays were hollered, a                                                                                                                                      gested that the tournament should
pigskin was thrown and running                                                                                                                                          be an annual event for both schools.
shoes tore up the frosted grass.                                                                                                                                        Unnecessary Roughness scrambled
    At 8 a.m. on Nov. 18, while the                                                                                                                                     on the field in the early morning, ty-
majority of students were sleep-                                                                                                                                        ing their first game 14-14 in the last
ing in, 20 ventured to UOIT and                                                                                                                                         two minutes. Although they had a
Durham College for a weekend of                                                                                                                                         rocky start, the team came in sec-
flag football, hosted by 11 Sports                                                                                                                                      ond, winning Rickards Red pilsner
Management students. As the day                                                                                                                                         glasses and no-line passes to E.P.
progressed, more athletes crowded                                                                                                                                       Taylor’s.
around picnic tables, waiting to                                                                                                                                            Team Hutch came out on top
play.                                                                                                                                                                   and was awarded gold medals, $100
    Third-year Sports Management                                                                                                                                        for Shoeless Joe’s and Snowball tick-
students are required to organize                                                                                                                                       ets. Hutch’s quarterback, the MVP
and run an active fundraising event.                                                                                                                                    for the weekend, was given a Shaun
    “We’re a close-knit program, all of                                                                                                                                 Alexander Seattle Seahawks jersey
us are friends,” said Rebecca Norton.                                                                                                                                   donated by E.P. Taylor’s.
“Last year we would just go and play                                                                                                                                        “We just came out for fun today,”
football.” The idea for a flag football                                                                                                                                 said Mark Razo, from Team Ed-
tournament evolved from Norton                                                                                                                                          lorro. The name does not carry sig-
and her classmates’ pleasure of                                                                                                                                         nificance, Razo and his friends just
playing the sport during lunches                                                                                                                                        made it up. They all agreed that if it
and breaks.                                                                                                                                                             was not for charity reasons the team
    “It’s something that we enjoy and                                                                                                                                   would not have participated.
we knew we’d get a lot of students                                                                                                                                          “That’s why I’m here, definitely,”
out for it,” she said.                                                                                                                       Photo by Valene Nicholas
                                                                                                                                                                        he said.
    Twelve teams of six or eight play-                                                                                                                                      “Everyone took it seriously,” said
ers registered for the weekend. It                                                                                                                                      Norton. “They were all competitive,
                                           A GOOD CAUSE: Team Hawkeyes were one of many squads participating in a charity                                               but they knew they were there for
cost $60 per team, and 75 per cent         flag football tournament, organized by third-year Sports Management students.
of the funds helped subsidize the                                                                                                                                       a good cause.” Norton had numer-
program’s leadership camp. Norton                                                                                                                                       ous requests from players to hold
said it costs about $50 for Sports         ganization uses donations to help      leave many children unable to be         the facilities we do. They should all        the event next year. Although Nor-
Management students to go on the           disadvantaged kids participate in      part of these activities. Kidsport On-   have the same opportunity as every-          ton and the other 10 students will
trip, with funding.                        organized sports. Sport registration   tario wants to give all children the     one else,” said Tim Davis, one of the        graduate this year, she will pass the
    The remaining funds were do-           fees, equipment expenses and a de-     chance to play.                          organizers. Clothed in a wool black          football tournament idea to upcom-
nated to KidSport Ontario. The or-         cline in sports programs at schools       “We’re privileged enough to have      toque, puffy vest and sweatshirt, Da-        ing third-year students.




NFL five, CFL zero                                                                                                            Some athletes
                                                                                                                             crossing the
By Andrew Moore                                                 In the CFL teams are given three downs as opposed
Chronicle Staff                                             to the NFL’s four. This picks up the pace of the game con-
                                                            siderably. Turnovers happen a lot faster, and the game
    Could the Canadian Football League have a title jumps back and forth every couple minutes. It looks like
more suitable for its championship than the Grey Cup? the only way to score is to throw a bomb into the end
Though the league has had its ups and downs it has zone. In the NFL, that one extra down makes a world of
lately been putting the emphasis on the grey- it’s not as difference. Teams get an extra chance at getting a touch-
active as it once was.
    For close to 100 years, the Grey Cup has been the
                                                            down or making that first down.
                                                                Maybe it’s a lack of superstars. Football in America
                                                                                                                             line to win
goal of professional football players in Canada. In 1909 labels players as all American heroes the minute they                   For the upper hand, extra yard suitable for junior leagues but
the cup was donated by Canada’s Governor General, Al- get onto a college team. They’re seen in ads, commer-                  or, better yet, the victory, athletes the professional level as well.
bert Henry George Grey, to the Na-                                               cials and put in the spotlight where        are going too far in competition. And not just hockey but every
tional Rugby Championships, which            NFL’S TOP FIVE ADVANTAGES           the world is informed of their ability      Stern and strict guidelines are sport in which the outcome can
later became the CFL.                                                            to play the game.                           now being set and not only in be influenced by doping.
    Thirty years ago the league at-                                                  In Canada, university athletes          major sports.                            I am tired of seeing athletes
tracted more than two million spec- Field size (Yards)      CFL - 110 x 65       play in the Canadian Interuniversity            Junior leagues such as the juiced up and ruining the com-
tators a year, while recently it has                        NFL - 100 x 53.5     Sport league and go with little recog-      Canadian Hockey League are petitive edge in sports, especially
seen a rapid decline in attendance. Players per side                             nition.                                     implementing rules for anti-dop- when there are more cases each
                                                            CFL - 12
Since the millennium, the league has                                                 Players who stand out get drafted,      ing.                                  year. Something needs to be
been lucky to pull in a million foot-                       NFL - 11             play on a CFL team unnoticed until              Along with                                          done, in every
ball enthusiasts a year.                 Downs              CFL - 3 downs        they retire, and even if they have the      the CHL em-                                             sport, to stop
    What happened to the time when                                               skill to play down South don’t get          bracing non-                                            the      cheat-
                                                            NFL - 4 downs
Canadians celebrated the Grey Cup,                                               enough publicity to make it any fur-        drug use it is                     Bruce                ing because
when the bars were packed with rag- End zones               CFL - 20 yards       ther.                                       also putting                                            that is what’s
ing fans and the city of the winning                        NFL - 10 yards           An obvious difference is the size       in place a pol-                    Bolton               happening,
team erupted into pandemonium?           Time between plays CFL - 20 seconds     of the leagues. The CFL only has nine       icy program                                             straight    up
    These days only a small number                                               teams and two divisions.                    for players to                                          cheating.
                                                            NFL - 45 seconds
of fans can be found in the local pubs                                               The NFL has 32 teams and 8 divi-        follow.                                                     It is the
watching the game or having friends                                              sions making the Super Bowl much                It makes total sense, the cheaters who are ruining it for
and family over waiting for the next Source: www.football.com                    harder to get to than the Grey Cup.         league will not just tell the athlete everyone else.
Grey Cup champion to be crowned.                                                     Other differences include a lon-        why he can’t use performance             These athletes don’t under-
    Come early February, when the                                                ger and wider field, the number of          enhancement drugs, but also stand they are not just hurting
National Football League’s Super Bowl XLI hits South players on the field, and the time allowed between plays                educate.                              themselves but they are hurting
Florida, bars will be rammed and you’ll be left with mak- in the CFL. It appears these rules need to be changed to               These programs should be our heritage of sport.
ing the decision of which Super Bowl party to grace with keep up with the reign of the NFL.                                  implemented in all leagues es-           We are taught to never cheat
your presence.                                                  For Canadians who love football and miss the strong          pecially junior, where the risk is and if so there will be discipline.
    Hands down the NFL dominates football in North atmosphere that once filled the streets in November                       greater for a competitor to take The actions by the CHL are one
America. There are a number of reasons why fans watch when the Grey Cup came around, something needs to                      the drug due to immaturity, pres- step in the right direction for dis-
NFL over CFL and Super Bowl over the Grey Cup. Al- be done.                                                                  sure to perform and the pressure ciplinary purposes and maybe if
though the games are played with the same principles,           Whether it’s rule changes, a smaller field, or making        to make it to the big leagues.        these athletes realize what they
there are some rules that affect the tempo of a CFL a CFL video game for the Sony Playstation, the league                        Not only are these programs are doing it will come to a stop.
game compared to one of the NFL.                            needs more publicity and so do its players.
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                                                                         SPORTS NEWS




                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Jason Miller
         FRIEND AND COACH: Assistant coach and role model to players, Angela Cull (right) chats with injured player Katie Pabelico.




Angela Cull: more than a coach
By Jason Miller                           ing,” said Andrews. “So I wanted her     lenges. She is a team player”            the girls,” Andrews said. “She is like a       Andrews said Cull has the ability
Chronicle Staff                           to get involved in coaching. I con-          Barker said he finds it amazing      friend to them.”                           to reach the pinnacle of the game as
   Growing up in the Ottawa Valley,       sider having Angela a gift.”             how Cull balances her job of work-           Cull considers her biggest             a coach but she sometimes ques-
Angela Cull had no thoughts of at-           Andrews said Cull’s defensive         ing with the coaches and teams,          achievements landing a job here            tions her ability. He said as soon as
tending school at Durham College          ability, understanding of the game       along with coaching. A people            and coaching. She is excited about         she overcomes this she will be at the
to play basketball for four years let     and leadership qualities are second      person, Cull’s approach helps her        the relationship she has with the          top of her game.
alone coach the Lords women’s bas-        to none. Her co-workers also share       to connect with the needs of the         girls. It was challenging at first she         That’s exactly what Cull intends
ketball team.                             these views. Athletic officer Scott      athletic department and the young        admits, as she had to earn their re-       on doing as she wants to continue
   But that’s exactly the route the       Barker said that since Cull took up      women who call her coach.                spect. But this year is different. The     her career coaching and working
Ottawa native’s life took. It started     the role of sports marketing and             The Lords former captain and         girls know her as a coach. She enjoys      with Durham athletics. She also
out as just fun for the Lords first-      information officer, she has shown       Ontario College Athletic Associa-        sharing her experience with them           wants to go to the U.S. and work at a
year assistant coach who played for       nothing but dedication and this          tion all-star loved the game so much     and hopes to win a medal coaching          division one college doing the same
and still works with coach Craig An-      shows in her long hours and obser-       that she stayed an extra year at Dur-    to make up for her disappointment          thing she is doing now.
drews. He was Cull’s coach for four       vant attitude.                           ham just to play for the team. That’s    of not winning one as a player.                “I love being involved with
years at the college after he recruit-       “She has taken the new position       when coach Andrews gave her the              “I am a great friend to them,” Cull    sports,” Cull said. “I find the job
ed her out of high school in Ottawa.      and run with it,” Barker said. “She is   first chance at coaching the team in     said. “They know they can talk to me       fun and challenging. There always
   “She is an amazing human be-           extremely dedicated to her job and       one of the season games.                 about anything. Kind of like, a big        something new and exciting to deal
                                          always ready to take on new chal-            “She is young so she can relate to   sister.”                                   with every day.”



Leafs and Habs burn bright Sledge hockey
                                          blue logo at the centre becomes vis-     always determines the winners in
By Mike Gokdag                            ible. Looking around the stands the      the stands.
Chronicle Staff


   Approach the Air Canada Centre
                                          rivalry truly becomes apparent with
                                          a sea of Habs fans and a wave of
                                          hometown blue supporters chatting
                                          and bickering amongst themselves
                                                                                       “Dump the puck Poni! Get it out,”
                                                                                   yells a fan. “Cross ice! Cross Ice!”
                                                                                   yells another. Luckily for the Maple
                                                                                   Leafs these paying coaches are in
                                                                                                                              gaining fans
before game time and you can feel         about how great Wellwood has             every section of the building just in
the buzz. The streets are busier and      played so far or how solid Raycroft      case one can’t be heard.                                                                The Steel Hawks organization,
noisier and everybody is hurrying,        has been between the pipes.                  Finally, comes the greatest sat-       By Bruce Bolton                          managed by Paul Cox, is inviting
                                                                                                                              Chronicle Staff                          anyone wanting to try the sport
whether it’s home to catch the game          An eerie silence fills the building   isfaction of all. A goal scored at the
and beat the traffic or get to the are-   before Oh Canada begins to blare an      Air Canada Centre is like a mine-                                                   out for free. The team will also
na in time for the national anthem.                                                                                               Similar to the game of hock-         supply all the gear.
                                          English and French version accom-        field. The place erupts in cheers and
   There is no longer or greater                                                                                              ey, sledge hockey is a one of the            “Anyone willing to give it a
                                          panied by the singing and humming        whistles for the hometown boys. The
hockey rivalry than that of the To-                                                                                           most popular sports at the win-          shot can come out and play with
                                          of fans. After an on ice ceremony        best part of the rivalry now kicks in,
ronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal                                                                                            ter Paralympics games, and now           us,” Cox said. “We want everyone
                                          for war veterans and for the recent      as fans search their surroundings
Canadians. The Canadians lead the                                                                                             anyone wanting to try the sport          to understand the sport and to at
                                          Hall of Fame inductees, the game is      for a Habs fan and release a snicker
series with a 317(wins)-269(losses)-                                                                                          has a chance to.                         least attempt it.”
                                          finally set to get under way and the     that only competition can bring out.
88(Ties)-3(overtime losses) record.                                                                                               Every Tuesday at the Os-                 Anyone who goes out will be
                                          building gets rowdy with the open-       The Leafs went on to rout the Cana-
Nov. 11 was the next installment of                                                                                           hawa Legends Centre at 7 p.m.            playing with some of the best, as
                                          ing face-off.                            dians 5-1 in the Remembrance Day
the rivalry.                                                                                                                  the Whitby Steel Hawks hold an           the Steel Hawks are gold medal
                                             In this rivalry the fight is never    game.
    Stepping into the arena, every-                                                                                           open practice for those who want         champions in the sport.
                                          only on the ice. Fans on each side           The experience is truly some-
thing changes. Instantly you feel a                                                                                           to give their brand of hockey a try.         The team won it all at the
                                          compete throughout the course of         thing else and if you’re there as a
part of the action.                                                                                                           It is an opportunity to try some-        Huntsville Paralympic games
                                          the evening, fighting to be louder       Habs fan or a Leaf fan you can al-
   With every step forward the un-                                                                                            thing new and have a good time.          held last winter.
                                          than the opposition. “Go Leafs go”       ways find comfort in watching your
real size of the arena comes into         chants begin to blend with chants of     team distill in a rivalry that started
perspective as the historic deep          “go Habs go”. The action on the ice      almost a century ago.
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                                                                                SPORTS NEWS
Nothing like an early morning row
                                            apparel -- blue jackets, toques, and         remedy this, most of the rowers are        the boat.                               likin and Godden decided the rest
By Joshua Vanderstam                        sweat-shirts.                                fitted with a red twinkling light so the      The wind was a lip-cracking cold,    of the training should be done in a
Chronicle Staff
                                                No time was wasted in getting a          coaches can keep track of them. In         and the water progressively became      better spot on the lake.
    In an early morning this fall           bright six-foot, light up and on so ev-      addition to the red light, rowers who      rougher. The two coaches had to             “Head west toward the bank, it
when most people were two hours             eryone could see the dock they’d be          wore their Ridgebacks jacket had a         navigate the four away from the         won’t be so windy,” instructed God-
away from their alarm clock buzzer,         launching from.                              reflector strip across the chest.          weeds while keeping them in rela-       den from the megaphone.
the UOIT Ridgebacks rowing team                   Every minute counts before                 In the dead of darkness, with          tively calm waters, so they could get       When training time was up God-
were shaking out the cobwebs, get-          the sun comes up and it’s time for           only minimal illumination from the         the best results from their strokes.    den, prompted by Millikin, had a
ting themselves together for their          school.                                      coaches’ flashlights, the boats ap-           Millikin would utter instructions    quick conversation about heading
training on the waters of Lake Scu-             The three crews expect to get at         peared full of white faceless stick-       on an exercise and what he was          back with the other coach boats
gog.                                        least one hour of training time in           men.                                       seeing go wrong with the crew to        over a walky-talky.
    Towards the end of October,             before the 7 a.m. deadline, when the             The coach boat with assistant          Godden. Then Godden would shout             As the rowers did when they
one week before the young pack’s            crews bring their boats back.                coach John Godden and head                 through the megaphone instruc-          launched – as a unit – they picked
first ever championship regatta, the            “It’s something of a bee-hive,”          coach Millikin, focused on the ju-         tions for the exercise that the four    up their boat from the dock and
temperature hovered around plus             says a jovial head coach Robin Mil-          nior varsity four, following closely       were to do next.                        marched back to the boathouse.
five on land. In the water it felt like a   likin. “Everyone is doing something          behind them with a flashlight and             “I want to see 30,” Godden would     Another day done, and the rowers
different story. The first obstacle for     on their own, which is a good thing.         megaphone.                                 say while being drowned out by the      knew it would be another day to-
the Ridgebacks came in the form of          Time is short.”                                  It was slow going as the coach         boat’s motor. “10 light, 10 hard, and   morrow.
heavy clouds, carrying the threat of            After the light was up, the rowers       boat got stuck in the weeds imme-          then 10 more.”                              The race you win today won’t
the first snowfall wafting across the       swarmed the mouth of the boat-               diately upon launching.                       Dhasni would often in between        help you win again tomorrow, re-
lake, driven by westerly winds.             house waiting on their instructions              “You can tell where the weeds are      grunting out orders to his crew,        minded Millikin.
    The 23-member team’s motto              from Millikin. He explained what             in the water,” said Millikin. “When        hoarsely-yell back, “Can’t hear you         After just coming out of medal
was that inclement weather was              crews he wanted to see out in the            the water’s surface is still, that’s       John.”                                  contention at the final regatta St.
only an obstacle, never an excuse           water and which coaches would go             where the weeds are.”                         Godden would wait and Millikin       Catharines, the Ridgebacks are in
not to row.                                 with which crew.                                 While Millikin steered the boat,       would quiet the motor.                  the midst of strength and condition-
    Car after car drove up to the Dur-          Coaching a crew of rowers in the         Godden held up the flashlight. They           After getting caught in the weeds    ing off the waters that will continue
ham Rowing club boathouse, with             dark is especially hard and made             both studied the four cox’d by Rafiq       several times and battling the in-      until the academic year ends. There
rowers dressed in their Ridgebacks          worse because much of the sport              Dhanji. The role of the coxswain is        tense westerly wind blowing great       next season begins next fall.
                                            focuses on paddling technique. To            to direct the rowers, while steering       amounts of chop into the water, Mil-




                                                                                         Athletic talent is
                                                                                         being left behind
                                                                                                                                        The Lords once again dominat- of the month for November.
                                                                                         Without                                    ed in fastball and baseball, bring-        With the volleyball and basket-
                                                                                                                                    ing home provincial gold. Danielle ball seasons already under way the
                                                                                                                                    Smith was name rookie of the year Lords have started to pave the way
                                                                                         the proper                                 for her excellent pitching, while for another successful season.
                                                                                                                                    slugger Karen McWilliams clinched          However, all of this athletic suc-
                                                                                                                                    the OCAA league batting champi- cess did not come over night as

                                                                                         foundations                                onship.                                 these athletes had to undergo gruel-
                                                                                                                                        The baseball team marched into ling hours of practice and the chal-
                                                                                                                                    the nationals and showed it pos- lenges of balancing their schedules

                                                                                         at the                                     sessed the best young pitchers in the with jobs and academic demands.
                                                                                                                                    province. It also achieved awards at       So if they can make that sacri-
                                                                                                                                    the nationals as Craig Megill and fice shouldn’t the Canadian sport-
                                                                                                                                    Adam Sylvestre were given All-Ca- ing entities and governing bodies
                                                                                         right                                      nadian honours.                         ensure that all this talent doesn’t
                                                                                                                                        Over the past six years the Lords go to waste? This is not the case in
                                                                                                                                    have shown their class at the pro- Canada, as athletes here who want

                                                 Photo Courtesy of Athletic Department   stages...                                  vincial level in
                                                                                                                                    women’s and
                                                                                                                                    men’s soccer.
                                                                                                                                                                                              to have any light
                                                                                                                                                                                              shone on their ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                              reer have to run off
  CHING-CHING: It’s all a matter of making the shot
  count at the right time for Nerome Hemmings.                                                                                      They are feared                     Jason                 to the States.
                                                                                         By Jason Miller                            for their ruth-                                               There are no
                                                                                         Chronicle Staff                            less offensive                      Miller                proper leagues set
                                                                                                                                    power and tac-                                            up in games such
                                                                                             How long will it take for Cana-
 Hey man, nice shot!                                                                     dian sporting entities and govern-
                                                                                         ing bodies to see that they need to
                                                                                                                                    tical defence.
                                                                                                                                        Led by an ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                              as soccer, baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                              and softball to de-
                                                                                                                                    perienced coaching staff, the men’s velop our local talent. So we lose it
                                                                                         do more to create opportunities for        team battled its way into the final to colleges and leagues in the U.S.
                                                                                         college athletes?                          eight. With last year’s OCAA rookie Let’s look at baseball for example.
                                            were given a ticket at the door                  Durham College is not short            of the year Pual Yang and this year’s Some college players might only
  By Joshua Vanderstam                      with a number on it. The winning             of athletic talent or dedicated ath-       All Canadian, Trevor Delpippo, the earn $500 per season for teams such
  Chronicle Staff                           number then filled out a contact             letes who want to pursue a future          young Lords proved that heart and as the Oshawa Dodgers. To make it
                                            sheet.                                       as professional athletes, but there
      After five long years of shots                                                                                                preparation could sometimes be worse they might even have to find
                                                Their shots are video-taped,             don’t seem to be any routes through
  bouncing off the rims, backboard                                                                                                  more important than experience. and pay for their own equipment.
                                            then the videos are sent to the              which to do so.
  mishaps, and air balls, Nerome                                                                                                    They remain optimistic and are             Soccer is no different as Can-
                                            OCAA to review. If the shots clear               We have some of the top athletes
  Hemmings became the first                                                                                                         ready to make their mark next sea- ada is still waiting on its first Ma-
                                            with the OCAA then a cheque is               in the country, yet no professional
  contestant since 2001 to win the                                                                                                  son.                                    jor League Soccer team that will
                                            sent to the winner.                          leagues to further develop their
  OCAA Spalding NBA shoot for                                                                                                           The women’s team proved its be launched next year. To make it
                                                The winning number would                 skills and earn a living from their tal-
  cash at Durham College Nov. 10.                                                                                                   worth in gold at the provincials with worse it will recruit mostly foreign
                                            have to successfully complete a              ent.
      The last contestant to win the                                                                                                its third medal in four years. If there talent. That’s why we suck at all lev-
                                            free throw, one 3-point shot, and                  This fall has been a successful
  grand prize was former DC vol-                                                                                                    is a perfect provincial team, this els of men’s soccer - the system has
                                            a lay-up before getting the chance           one for Durham College athletics as
  leyball player Lindsey Green.                                                                                                     squad fits the billing. It built a wall no foundation.
                                            to score from half court line for            our athletes proved they are among
      “Nerome did not get any prac-                                                                                                 for defence and made all its games         The government needs to start
                                            the grand prize of $1,000.                   the best anywhere.
  tice shots,” said Angela Cull as-                                                                                                 look like a practice session.           paying more attention to our col-
                                                This contest is held at every                Golfer Will Mitchell placed eight
  sistant coach of the women’s bas-                                                                                                     Amanda Durno was named lege athletes. They need to set up
                                            OCAA conference game during                  in the world at the World University
  ketball team. The OCAA doesn’t                                                                                                    OCAA player of the year and also more recruitment programs and
                                            either the women’s halftime or               and Colleges Championship and
  just hand out the big bucks to just                                                                                               claimed All-Canadian honours. Brit- semi-professional leagues so ath-
                                            the men’s halftime.                          tied for gold at the nationals while
  anyone, according to Cull.                                                                                                        tany Muccuci netted the leagues’ letes can see a brighter future than
                                                                                         the men’s golf team brought home           top scorer award while Kirsten Bo- just college ball.
      Spectators in attendance                                                           silver at the provincials.                 dashesfsky bagged the CCAA player
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