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VOLUME 100, ISSUE 82 • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
Getting teaching Circle work
placement or jobs
By Jennifer Davidson teachers, and one in five worked in
Gazette Staff two or more schools.
Applications to Western were up
Teacher’s college graduates and three to four per cent to 5,800
applicants are facing some of the applications for 820 spots.
worst odds in a decade for finding Frank McIntyre, manager of
placements in a college or perma- human resources at the Ontario
nent job. College of Teachers, said the work
“Transitions to Teaching,” a shortage stems from a high num-
study completed in 2006, says there ber of new teachers in Ontario and
were 16,282 teacher’s college appli- the end of a retirement bulge earli-
cants in the province competing for er this decade.
about 7,500 positions. There are “If you go back to the early part
also approximately 12,000 new of the decade in 2000, the number
teachers looking for work in of new teachers was about 9,000
Ontario compared to about 5,700 [compared to] 7,100 retiring teach-
retirees. ers,” McIntyre said. “So there was a
The study also suggests newly gap there of about 1,900 teachers,
certified elementary teachers may but not a large one.
have to wait up to three years for a “Last year we had about 12,000
full-time job. One third of newly
certified teachers worked as supply PLEASE SEE TEACHERS P2
USC to elect ’07-’08
By Matt Vens who I would have liked to have seen Joyce Wang/Gazette
Gazette Staff run but ended up not doing it.” HEY, BEATS COLLECTING GRASSHOPPERS IN OLD PEANUT BUTTER JARS. These brilliant thinkers
Clark said he sees greater poten- tinkered away at a car-like device in hopes of impressing the ladies, but forgot one crucial fac-
With the more glamourous Univer- tial for the position and feels inter- tor: they’re nerds.
sity Students’ Council presidential nal issues have been neglected
elections over, it’s time to elect next while focusing on external lobby-
year’s Board of Directors, the USC’s
The four vice-president posi-
“I think that people who are
going to say there aren’t enough
Five Western students head to
tions to be filled are finance, cam- people running need to realize the
pus issues, university affairs and
student events. The USC elects the
new VPs at its annual general meet-
situation,” said David Simmonds, a
VP-student affairs candidate. “Stu-
dents have been given an option to
Kenya to build library, teach
ing Sunday. run. Does that mean that the can- By Sheila Weekes “Literacy is very important in people in Africa and learn more
This year six candidates are run- didates who did apply are any less Gazette Staff all cultures,” said Matthijs’s sister about their culture.”
ning for a Board position, with for- qualified? Absolutely not. A large Rolina van Gaalen, a fourth-year Western students Graydon
mer VP-finance David Singh and number of candidates doesn’t In July, five Western students will Western student and fellow trip Bennett, Nicole LaRochelle and
current VP-campus issues Pedro equal a quality election.” head to Kenya along with 11 other member. Julia Wong are also participating.
Lopes running unopposed. Simmonds said he wanted an students to complete the Duke of “It’s a basic form of education A Ceilidh, a Scottish-themed
Both Singh and Lopes still face a opportunity to make things better Edinburgh’s Award. and it’s something we can give dinner and dance, takes place Sat-
vote of confidence by the USC and saw himself as having the req- The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award them that will be lasting.” urday, March 24 to fundraise for
before they can assume their posi- uisite skills. is an international award encour- “The goal is for the library to be the trip. The event runs from 7:00
tions, requiring more than 50 per His greatest challenge will be aging self-development in youth used not only by the school but p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Carousel
cent of the votes, USC President creating a solid plan for changing aged 14 to 25 through completion also for the whole community,” Room at the Western Fair. It
Fab Dolan said. the words of “Built to Lead,” the of bronze, silver and gold levels. Matthijs said. “With literacy, we includes a buffet-style meal, live
Dolan said the vote isn’t a sim- USC’s long-term plan, into action, Individuals must participate in a hope to create a sustainable music by Kettle’s On and door
ple acclamation. he added. wide variety of activities to com- improvement. prizes. Tickets are $50 and are
“Councillors owe it to their con- VP-student events candidate plete each level. “Before we go, we will also be available until Saturday, March 17.
stituents to register a vote of non- Jenna Hanson decided to run In Kenya, the group will con- developing a curriculum of things “With the fundraising money,
confidence if they think the candi- believing it would be a positive struct a library in the rural village to teach [in the school].” we’re going to buy our equipment
date won’t fulfill their role on the experience and that she has the of Sagana, teach classes at Riandi- The siblings decided to embark [in Kenya] and hire three builders
Board,” Dolan said. necessary skills from working on ra Primary School and climb on the Kenya trip after Matthijs to help us build the library,”
Though candidates have been the Homecoming Committee and Africa’s second-highest mountain, learned about the opportunity at Matthijs said.
fairly scarce this year, Dolan said being charity commissioner. Mount Kenya. his silver award ceremony. To purchase tickets, contact
interest in USC elections has Hanson sees the integration of The group chose to build a “I’d like to be able to help and Matthijs at firstname.lastname@example.org. For
increased over the last five years. clubs into the events portfolio as library because it provides a long- change things,” Matthijs said. more information on the Kenya
“It’s too bad that more people the biggest challenge for next year’s term contribution to the commu- “I hope to go to Africa eventu- trip, visit www.kenya2007.org. To
didn’t run,” said Sandy Clark, a can- VP . nity, said Matthijs van Gaalen, a ally as a doctor to help people learn more about the Duke of Edin-
didate for VP-university affairs. first-year Western student there,” Rolina said. “I thought this burgh’s Award, visit www.duke-
“There were a lot of great people PLEASE SEE SIX PEOPLE P2 embarking on the trip. was a good opportunity to meet ofed.org.
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theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
THEY WERE NERVOUS. THEY HAD FILMED DOZENS OF “MOVIES,” BUT THIS WAS THEIR FIRST
GROUP SCENE. A new study says with too few positions available, teachers are finding it harder to
get work. At least people will stop bitching about teacher-student ratios.
Teachers better able to find
work in specialized areas
CONTINUED FROM P1 Don Brodhagen, a student in 1998 and 2003 there was a spike in
Western’s teaching program, said retirement. The Ontario Ministry of
new teachers and about 5,700 he wants to teach high school Eng- Education added 1,500 spaces in
retirees, so there is a much larger lish and history but will take what various colleges in response and
gap and it is harder to find jobs.” he can get. New York state schools began
“It’s not going to be easy for new “It’s really stressful,” he said. “I’m recruiting Ontarions.
grads,” said Allen Pearson, dean of going to apply to every board I “If you look at the numbers
Western’s Faculty of Education. can... and even look at other today, about 16,000 people apply,
“Some have landed jobs, others are options like going overseas.” which is more than double that of
trying, [but] the mood isn’t too bad. McIntyre said the increase in 10 years ago,” McIntyre said.
“The word is out that the short- teacher’s college applicants was in Teachers were better able to find
age has ended. Students are seeing response to the retirement bulge. regular jobs in specialized areas.
that they may have to take other He said in the 1990s few jobs Seventy-one per cent of teachers in
kinds of positions before perma- were available and interest was low French and two thirds of teachers
nent work.” in teaching as a career. Between in physics, math and technology
secured full-time work.
Western Law’s Diversity Committee and the Law School Admission Council
DIVERSITY AT WESTERN LAW: Six people
A Student’s Perspective
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm (Panel Discussion)
6:00-7:00 pm (Reception)
Place: Josephine Spencer Niblett
Building (Law Bldg), Room 38
This is an information session open to all students interested in the field of law.
This session will include a panel discussion of current and past students from diverse CONTINUED FROM P1
backgrounds sharing their experiences at Western Law. The student speakers will
shed light on their cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and gender-related experiences VP-student events candidate
within Western Law. A Question period will follow. All students are encouraged to
attend. A reception will follow with FREE pizza and pop in the student lounge.␣ Sabrina Sdao said she’s passionate
Admissions information will also be available at the session by Beryl Theobald,
about events and wants to put her
Director of Admissions experience to use for students.
Addressing the changes to the
Sponsored by the Law School Admission Council
as part of National Minority Law School Recruitment Month.
portfolio mandated by the long-
term plan is probably the largest
issue for next year’s VP Sdao said.
Pedro Lopes, candidate for VP-
campus issues, believes there are
AT TENTION fewer candidates because the USC
isn’t connecting with students.
“We need to attract more than
STUDENTS USING just student politicians,” Lopes
said, adding low voter turnout is
SERVICES related to the number of candi-
FOR STUDENTS WITH Lopes says he’s learned a lot this Wednesday Thursday Friday
year but feels students have issues Rain Cloudy with Snow
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We would like to remind you that you must meet relevant will be his largest chal-
lenge, he said.
with a counsellor at Services for Students with
“We held so many awareness
Disabilities (SSD), in the Student Development days in the [University Communi-
Services, to arrange academic accommodation ty Centre] but people haven’t
for your 2006/07 winter courses. responded,” Lopes said. “We need
to hear more feedback.”
If you have not yet requested accommodation for David Singh, candidate for VP-
finance, said he isn’t worried that
your courses, and you wish to use the democratic process was limit-
accommodation for April exams, you must ed.
meet with a counsellor by Friday, March “I’m not motivated by competi-
tion; I’m motivated by what drives
16th. Accommodation for April exams cannot
me,” he said. “I think it’s important
be arranged by SSD if requested after this date. that there is a strong push to get as
many candidates as possible.”
To book your appointment Singh didn’t think an advertis-
Please call 519-661-2147 ing push would guarantee an
100.79.C.01 excellent calibre of candidates.
theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
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The University of
professor Western Ontario
The 16th Annual
arrested LYNDA SHAW
Distinguished Guest Lecture
for biting Presents
Invited Guest Speaker
Dr. Molly Shoichet
police Department of Chemical
Engineering & Applied Chemistry
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officer Tissue Engineering and
Drug Delivery Strategies
Lecture to be held
Thursday, March 15, 2007
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AS JEANETTE CUT THE YOUNG WOMAN’S HAIR, SHE REALIZED IT WAS SHE, IRONICALLY, WHO Room 3109
NEEDED THE HAIRCUT. Last week, Western students lopped off their hair to raise money for the Refreshments to follow
Canadian Cancer Society.
By Ravi Amarnath
This week, outside the Western
“bubble” on campuses around the
Florida — John D. McCallie, an
associate economics professor at
Michigan State University, was
arrested for assault last Wednesday
after biting a police officer’s finger
at Sarasota-Bradenton Interna-
According to The State News,
McCallie, who was travelling with
his wife Joanne to Florida for a
vacation, became angry after dis-
covering one of his bags was miss-
ing and was told he required his
baggage-claim tickets to reclaim it.
McCallie searched trash cans
for the ticket until a police officer
approached him and a scuffle
ensued. He was released on a
$2,700 bond and is back teaching
Indiana — DePauw University
has removed its affiliation with the
Delta Zeta sorority following alle-
gations it was discriminating
against members deemed unat-
tractive or unpopular.
The sorority, which historically
has a very academic reputation,
Certified Management Accountants
began the school year with only 35
members, prompting Delta Zeta’s
national leadership to conduct a
review of its recruitment process.
Subsequently, 23 members
were given “alumnae status” while
six others voluntarily left the soror-
While the sorority claims its 23
evictions were based on a lack of
commitment, some members
asked to leave have asserted their
appearance was the determining
factor for their exclusion.
The sorority has received a let-
ter of reprimand from administra-
tion and several complaints have
As Treasurer and Vice President for Warner Music Group, CMA Mark A.Smith
been sent to the national organiza-
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Scotland — Students at the music industry. Become a CMA and you’ll have the power to make a difference
University of Edinburgh now have
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Cafe Senses, which uses organic,
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local and unprocessed ingredients
in its meals.
The café is part of a larger pro-
gram known as the “Food For Life”
initiative, which is run by the Soil
Association, the U.K.’s largest envi-
The initiative is already running
in 30 primary schools in Scotland
and may spread to other higher
education bodies based on its suc-
cess in Edinburgh.
The restaurant received plenty
of business its first day, serving 300
meals in under two hours.
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theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
theGazette Volume 100, Issue 82
“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom
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This year’s University Students’ Council vice-presidential
elections have produced a noticeably low number of can-
Anti-smoking column justified?
Six individuals applied for the four positions. Two posi-
tions were acclaimed, leaving four individuals to cam-
Readers debate smokers’ rights
paign for the other two positions. Re:“Smokers: the dregs of society” & “Non- To the Editor: It would have been more beneficial
It’s important not only to have qualified individuals smokers should just hold their breath” Nicholas McRae’s letter to the editor last and less hateful and offensive, Mr. Ward,
running for these positions, but to have competition for March 7, 2007 & March 9, 2007 week was a brilliant example of why to have written about the university’s
each role to push candidates to work harder. non-smokers believe smokers have “lit- lack of services and encouragement to
Competition and debate help voters learn who the To the Editor: tle respect for their fellow man.” help people quit.
candidates are, what they can do, how informed they are I would like to respond to Nicholas There is a smoking policy at Western As for myself, the article hurt. I’m not
of various issues and how much effort they expend. This McRae’s letter about so-called “smok- requiring smokers to stand at least 10 a dreg of society, I’m not a degenerate,
ensures the best candidates rise to the top. ers’ rights.” metres from any building entrance. and I would rather die a smoker but a
Acclaimed positions require a vote of confidence but McRae says he believes Dave Ward However, smokers seem to believe this good person than die an intolerant,
it’s questionable whether the process is taken seriously. is exaggerating the situation caused by policy only applies when it’s warm and hateful non-smoker that attacks others’
Voters may accept a candidate to avoid the headache of second-hand smoke. While not a big sunny, if even then. Every day, crowds of vices when maybe he should be looking
reopening the position. fan of Mr. Ward, I’m afraid both myself smokers surround Western’s building at his own. Have our civil liberties erod-
Perhaps the USC should’ve done a better job advertis- and science are on his side. McRae says entrances, puffing away, apparently ed to such a state where people can be
ing the positions and encouraging people to run. non-smokers shouldn’t be worried expecting me to “just hold my breath” as intolerant of a minority afflicted with an
Council members themselves may be discouraged about inhaling a “minute amount of I pass. addiction?
from running due to the USC’s seemingly “old boys club” smoke.” Many pathological studies Smoking is a definite health hazard, Clearly, in the opinion of Mr. Ward,
feel. Candidates who have planned to run for some time have found your cancer stick’s minute and increased cigarette taxes and public they have.
and have large friend networks on Council may discour- amount of smoke to be THE MOST smoking bans are socially responsible! —Margaret Smith
age others from running. SIGNIFICANT SINGLE ENVIRONMEN- Every year, thousands of people die pre- History & Political Science IV
For those outside the USC, the positions may seem like TAL HAZARD. You may think your cig- maturely from smoking-related diseases
part of an exclusive club. People might want to get arette isn’t contributing much, but and billions of tax dollars are spent treat-
involved, but the average student is unlikely to know what remember there are billions of smokers ing these patients. If we are marginaliz- Turn to the
the different positions are, what their responsibilities are worldwide polluting the atmosphere. ing smokers in this country, it’s because
or when applications are accepted. That cloud of smoke doesn’t remain in we’ve finally realized smoking isn’t only a Opinions section
In presidential elections, candidates without USC a bubble around the door you so dirty and disgusting habit — it’s a black tomorrow for rants
experience are often viewed as jokes but, at the VP level, annoyingly huddle around for warmth mark on society (and our lungs).
it could be beneficial to look elsewhere. and then magically disappear when And if you don’t like that, don’t hold
on PDA, the
Several recent Board members weren’t voting mem- you’re finished. your breath expecting society to re- green crap they
bers of the USC before they were elected, such as current Secondly, studies have shown expo- embrace smokers! call soap in
communications officer Aron Yeomanson, who came sure to second-hand smoke can increase —Jason Brown
from The Gazette, or Kelly Wilson, last year’s VP-campus a non-smoking adult’s risk for lung can- MSc Biology the bathrooms,
issues, who came from the Women’s Issues Network. cer two-fold. Lung cancer is one of the and one young
These Board members’ success shows outsiders can be most deadly cancers, with a five-year To the Editor:
effective. survival rate of less than five per cent. In my years of reading The Gazette I have man’s quest
The VP positions focus more on particular skills and Pardon me if I don’t want to drop my never been more shocked than when I for love…
issues; VPs from the outside could contribute those skills odds so you can have a fix. read Dave Ward’s intolerant, hateful and
and new perspectives. Lastly, you claim you don’t want offensive article. I’m a smoker trying to
Additionally, the quieter summer period could be used smokers to be marginalized more. You kick the butt, and Ward’s libelous claims Or, write your
to train outsiders; the VP-finance already takes a compre- made the choice to smoke; you can’t against us “degenerative” smokers have own unfounded
hensive training course. People dedicated to the role can blame your “marginalization” on anyone struck a chord.
learn the skills regardless of their background. but yourself. This notion is insulting to What some fail to remember is smok- tirade against
It probably wouldn’t make sense to reopen the posi- people who are marginalized for things ers aren’t just a group of isolated people something random.
tions this year due to a lack of candidates, but the USC they can’t change, such as a handicap, trying to kill the rest of the population
should work to get more candidates next year. More effort their race, their sex or their sexual orien- with second-hand smoke. They are our
to publicize the roles over the school year, talking to qual- tation. mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and print it.
ified individuals in areas like clubs and offering advice to Dave Ward may not own the air you’re friends, all with a serious addiction and
interested individuals could entice candidates. smoking in, but you don’t own the air in need of help. Would you consider one
While quality is more important than quantity, com- we’re all breathing either. of them degenerate? Are they, as Mr. gazette.opinons
petition makes qualified candidates work harder and —Julia Corby Ward put so callously, irrelevant because
results in better selection. Pharmacology and Toxicology IV they’re going to die first? @uwo.ca
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By Dean Percy Miller’s graphic novel has been its strongest element. 300 almost her husband and kingdom” role, The film’s only downfall were a
Gazette Staff discussed more than Britney surpasses Sin City in both while Spartan captain (Vincent few truly cliché moments attempt-
Spears’ new look. But does it deliv- abstractness and creativity. The Regan) holds steady as the battle- ing to evoke emotion. Like Return
300 er? mix of fantasy creatures, fluid hardened second-in-command. of the King showed us, an epic can
Directed by: Zack Snyder 300 will blow your mind. Parts camera work and stylistic settings The story is narrated well by the only be so epic before it becomes
Starring: Gerard Butler, Lena may leave you speechless, breath- scream Frank Miller. The movie soldier Dilios (David Wenham). cheesy.
Heady, David Wenham less or make you wet yourself. It successfully captures the graphic Snyder strikes a fine balance 300 sets the bar high early in a
appeals to everyone’s inner war- novel’s grittiness. between skull-smashing fight year sure to be filled with epic
rior. The fight scenes are particular- scenes, pant-tightening sex scenes films and comic-book adapta-
“Our arrows will blot out the sun.” The film chronicles the Battle of ly strong. Snyder uses extensive and actual plot. While the plot is tions. Who doesn’t
“Then we shall fight in the Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans slow-motion camera pans, so fulfilling, you’re always craving the want to join in the
shade.” held off anywhere between 10,000 unlike in Gladiator and Troy, you next gut-wrenching battle or slaughter?
Would you have the balls to say and 1,000,000 angry Persians. can actually see the acrobatic shameless display of naked bod-
this facing “the 1,000 nations of the 300 isn’t very historically accu- swordplay and intricate choreog- ies.
Persian Empire”? rate, as the majority of the Persians raphy. The 18-A rating is appropriate,
In 300, Spartan warrior Stelios are presented as bloodthirsty Despite the lack of “big names,” as the film has enough gore and
(Michael Fassbender) does. beasts and the Spartans’ eight- the acting is impressive. King softcore porn to fill three hours on
300 may be a film about under- packs are straight out of Men’s Leonidas (Gerard Butler) defines Showcase. However, minimizing
dogs, but it definitely wasn’t the Health. intensity. Although he angrily yells these elements would lessen the
underdog at the box office this The film’s stunning nearly all his lines, Butler makes film’s effect and wouldn’t stay true
weekend. visuals the character believable. to Miller’s graphic novel.
Director Zack Snyder’s are Lena Headey works well in the
adaptation of Frank classic “assertive wife protecting
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theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
All Day Descending into the dark and mysterious
2 29 underworld of Canadian Idol auditions
One brave A&E writer’s journey into Ben Mulroney’s lair
3 99 By Dylan Clark 9:30 a.m: I crawled out of bed, women in bikinis on the computer staff. You could tell by the look on
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515 Richmond Gazette Staff undeterred by the late start. As long didn’t improve my mood. I felt a his face he knew there was great-
@ Dufferin as I arrived before the 4 p.m. dead- strong urge to throw my guitar at ness in the air. Even though we
Gazette writer Dylan Clark was line, I knew I’d be heard and dis- him and cry like a little girl. I never spoke or made eye contact, I
recently sent on an epic assignment: covered. Still, I wanted to arrive calmed down, remembering this know he knew. I know it.
infiltrate Canadian Idol and early to ensure the judges weren’t isn’t the way a Canadian Idol acts. I
become champion. This is his story: so tired and cranky by the time I continued waiting. 12:30 p.m: A group consisting of
performed that they’d overlook the myself, Destiny and a few others
Like millions of others, I’ve been star before them. 12:00 p.m: The time of reckon- were taken to a trailer-filled parking
Overseas sucked into the Idol world. I have a
near-religious fascination with 10:00 a.m: Guitar in hand, I
ing had arrived. I was ready to
storm the shop and claim my E-
We were told we would sing for a
Canadian Idol; I watch and criticize arrived at the mall ready to inspire. string. show producer and they would
complete strangers while simulta- The first thing I saw was a young determine whether we would
neously thinking “I can do this.” guy strumming away, trying to sing advance to sing for the celebrity
A couple weeks ago, I got the some forgettable pop-punk ballad. judges. I wasn’t worried. No “pro-
Intensive 60-Hour Program chance to prove it. An open audi- I couldn’t help thinking if this was ducer” would turn me down.
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So I excitedly set my alarm, Everything was fine until my top E I played her the note, resisting
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Instead of panicking, I walked
around the mall until I found the
‘producer’ “Summertime.” The next guy rus-
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Belle Air Music store. Since stores
don’t open until later on Sundays, I
would turn pletely forgot his song. He asked if
he could check his iPod. I was sur-
1-800-779-1779 / 416-924-3240 sat down near the shop and waited
patiently. me down.” prised they said yes. Finally, he
started singing and dancing awk-
www.oxfordseminars.com solution to today’s puzzle from wardly.
page 9 10:30 a.m: Still waiting. I was up next. I announced my
song and struck my first chord.
11:00 a.m.: Went to the bath- Fuck.
room, came back and sat. I was It was still out of tune.
starting look a lot like an aban- I sang pretty well at first, but
doned puppy. when I reached the higher notes
my voice shrank away like testicles
11:15 a.m: An attendant arrived 12:07 p.m: The lazy putz finally in a snowstorm.
to prepare the store for opening. opened the store. I got my string The producer then gave us each
The battle of wills began. and headed to the registration some comments and said the stan-
booth. dard had been set very high in pre-
11:30 a.m: I could see the atten- vious cities.
dant’s reflection in the store’s mir- 12:10 p.m: I registered to audi- The producer looked at me, I
ror. The fact he was looking at tion and obtained my number. My looked at her. I could tell by the
number told me the judges had look in her eye she was about to
already seen 5,522 applicants, but make the biggest mistake of her life.
they would soon be forgotten. When she told me I wouldn’t
advance, I knew everyone in the
12:20 p.m: While waiting, I room wanted to scream out against
2nd Floor UCC
4 regular admission
made friends with a girl named the injustice, but I was grateful they
3 Tuesdays Destiny. I don’t want to say this was
a sign from God I was going to win,
Everyone in the room knew this
but if the shoe fits... wasn’t the last time they would
Now Playing Mar 9 -15 hear from me. Next year, I will be
Join us for 12:22 p.m: Ben Mulroney the Canadian Idol. You can count
THE PURSUIT OF BLOOD walked in and talked to some of the on it.
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Approximately 3 Peters reveals inner geekiness
UWO grad Peter Hill brings comedy troupe to London
By Kaitlin Martin people around me as a result of Performing in London is a new
Gazette Staff [the VP-campus issues position],” challenge for the troupe, whose
Hill says. resumé reads like a list of Toronto’s
“It’s crazy to be interviewing with “Perspective really is an impor- comedy hot spots.
The Gazette after all these years.” tant thing when you’re doing com- “For me, it’s great [to come
Peter Hill, a Western graduate edy because you need to have a back],” Hill says. “It’s our first time
and one-third of the Toronto-based point of view, as you would if you playing our show out of town, so
comedy troupe Approximately 3 were in politics or if you were a for [Gal and MacIntyre] there’s an
Peters, is very familiar with The writer or any other creative pur- excitement in that.
Gazette. A former University Stu- suit.” “We’re playing to an audience
dents’ Council VP-campus issues, Approximately 3 Peters is com- that for the most part has never
Hill says he answered his fair share prised of Hill, Peter Gal and Ian seen us before, so it’s almost like
of Gazette questions during his MacIntyre. After graduating from playing a show for your very first
term. The Second City Toronto’s Conser- time.
“I learned a vatory program, the trio formed its “But as much as there’s some
lot about own comedy troupe. trepidation, there’s still a sense of
myself “The first few months, even fun. Every time you throw yourself
a n d though we knew each other and up on a stage, there’s always a little
t h e knew our work, we had to build a bit of that nervous rush, and that’s
new ensemble,” Hill says. “We had part of the fun.”
to figure out what our strengths are The troupe’s pop culture-based
and how to play to them and start act is constantly changing.
to figure out our own writing “There’s a couple of our scenes
process.” that have disappeared over time,”
Although usually they get along, Hill says. “When we first started, we
Hill admits they occasionally dis- had a Canadian Tire Guy sketch,
agree. but he’s nowhere to be seen any-
“Each of us has his moments,” more, and thank God for that!
Hill says. “And we hug. Then we “Unfortunately, a pretty good
watch Lost.” bit went with it. But it forces you to
The Peters performed their first write some new stuff.”
full-length comedy revue Saturday The Peters hope their revue
night at The Arts Project. The show appeals to open pop-culture geeks
was sponsored by The ARTS Project and closeted nerds.
and Alumni Western. “In our case, our inner nerds are
“Christina Fox from Alumni pretty much our outer selves, but
Western was at our show at The what we hope to do is encourage
Second City in Toronto and she people to sit down and celebrate
liked it,” Hill says. “So there’s your own inner nerds,” Hill says.
already a confidence in our mater- “Everybody’s got something
ial as a result of sponsorship that that they’re really into, even though
we’ve received this time around.” they might not broadcast it.”
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Western Law’s Diversity Committee and the Law School Admission Council
Solving time is typically from 10 to
30 minutes, depending on your
skill and experience. The Gazette
DIVERSITY AT WESTERN LAW: publishes Sudoku puzzles with
A Student’s Perspective varying degrees of difficulty. This
week, they will be identified from MEDS
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Edmonton, Calgary, Customized Clothing &
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This is an information session open to all students interested in the field of law.
This session will include a panel discussion of current and past students from diverse WIN A
backgrounds sharing their experiences at Western Law. The student speakers will
shed light on their cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and gender-related experiences
within Western Law. A Question period will follow. All students are encouraged to
Tuesdays, Buy Any T-SHIRT
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P10 ➤ sports
theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
Peralta finds success in OHL, OUA
By Kevin Melhuish While Peralta finished the regu-
Gazette Writer lar season with six more points
than him, Benedetti says competi-
Though Western’s men’s hockey tion for the team scoring title was
team fell short on its quest for a never an issue.
second Queen’s Cup title in three “I think we both want to see
years, next season looks promising everyone on the team do well,”
thanks to winger Sal Peralta, a Benedetti says. “When one guy is
third-year King’s management and playing great, it makes everyone
organizational studies student and else work that much harder.”
team veteran. Though Peralta may not pursue
While Peralta contributes signif- a hockey career, he can always look
icantly to Western’s success, he’s the back on his career and know he
first to admit he doesn’t do it alone. shares something unique with
“My teammates are the most Wayne Gretzky.
important thing,” Peralta says. The Great One was a winner of
“This has been the best bunch of the William Hanley Award, given to
guys in one dressing room that I the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike
have played with, and I’m proud to player. Peralta was nominated for
be a Mustang.” the award after the 2003-04 season
This is high praise coming from and, although he didn’t win, he
a former OHL teammate of current agrees it’s a formidable achieve-
NHLers Jason Spezza and Kyle ment.
Wellwood with the Windsor Spit- “It’s always a great honour when
fires. But there is one distinct dif- you’re nominated for Most Sports-
ference between the two leagues. manlike,” he says. “’Cause it’s a big
“The OHL is all about working part of not only the game of hockey,
to make yourself into an NHL but just the way you represent
prospect,” Peralta says. “[Ontario yourself on and off the ice.”
University Athletics] has different Peralta has had to adjust to
goals, which are earning a degree commitments off the ice but he’s
while still trying to win a champi- happy to have experienced the
onship and be a part of something challenge.
special in the game you love.” “The most valuable lesson I’ve
When listening to Peralta’s learned playing at Western is how
teammates and coaches, it’s obvi- to manage school and hockey at
ous they appreciate his presence. the same time while still having fun
“Sal is a pretty dynamic player and hanging out with my team-
on the ice,” says Mustangs head mates, friends outside of hockey,
coach Clarke Singer. “He’s the type and my family,” Peralta says.
of guy that could beat [the defence] “There is a lot to get accom-
one-on-one to score a highlight- plished while still enjoying my time
reel goal.” here.”
Teammate Steve Benedetti Peralta is probably summed up
echoes such sentiments. best by his coach.
“He works hard and comes to “He’s a real quality young man,
every game ready to compete, [but] to be honest with you,” Singer says. Jon Purdy/Gazette
it’s when he does the little things It’s believable, too. Peralta seems IF THEY NAMED A DISH AFTER HIM, THEY COULD CALL IT THE SAL-AD. WAIT, SOMEBODY TOOK
like getting the puck in deep [that like the complete package, both on THAT ALREADY. Mustangs sniper Sal Peralta has made a name for himself at both the junior and uni-
matters most],” Benedetti says. and off the ice. versity level.
The Madness is back: NCAA tourney bracket
Are you ready for more madness than Cat Stevens, post-religious crusade? It’s NCAA tournament time, baby! The field of 65 is selected and we’re ready for the craziest tourney of the
year. The question is: are you? Pick the teams you think will win and submit your selections to Room 263 of the UCC. Predict the score of the final for the tiebreaker (write it on the
sheet). Submissions are due by Thursday at noon.The lucky winner can enjoy one hell of a buffalo chicken wrap thanks to our glorious prize, a $20 gift certificate for The Wave.
theGazette • TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
sports ➤ P11
Fantasy sports can Bored? Need to vent?
Think editors at The Gazette suck
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And I don’t even consider myself an thing constructive.
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statistics. If I draft Albert Pujols or friend of mine who didn’t follow
Sidney Crosby, their real-life hockey but loved competition
homers and goals count for my joined my league in 2002; not only
team. did he win the championship, he
Try to resist the urge to stuff me became a hockey lover and
in a locker or call me a loser. It’s nat- remains one today.
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buffs as fat people who can’t make risks. They can damage your love
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ing Barry Zito’s ERA for day games. extra touchdown you need from
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more than “I love you” on the mes- draft the next morning? No com-
sage board. My friends have also ment. But I’ve found a fun way to
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P12 TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007
Sports ON DECK:
The return of the
sinister hockey pool
Swingin’ Kin dodgeball tourney a success
Simon Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation
By Malcolm Aboud
New York Islanders winger Chris
Simon earns two, five, 10 and a
game in this week’s Bin — and
that’s before we count his 25-game
Simon was suspended for the
rest of the season and may sit out
additional games next year after
cranking Rangers centre Ryan
Hollweg’s head deep into left field
Simon was peeved about a hit
from behind by Hollweg, and
decided a peaceful resolution to
the conflict was less effective than
the prospect of turning Hollweg’s
face into pasta primavera.
It’s understandable that players
want to retaliate sometimes, but it
would be nice if they remembered
what sport they play.
As such, Simon joins Marty
McSorley and Alexander
Perezhogin on the list of players
who forgot hockey players solve
their problems with their fists.
The next time Simon has a
problem with another player, he
should drop the gloves — and his
stick — before going after them. It’s
odd Simon didn’t choose to fight
fair since he’s a known goon.
The alternative would be send-
ing a few players to teach Simon a
The most apt candidates to
serve him his just desserts would
be his fellow stick swingers, but
Perezhogin’s swing on Garrett
Stafford a couple years ago was
accidental and McSorley only Jon Purdy/Gazette
attacks when it’s racially charged. IF YOU CAN DODGE A WRENCH, YOU’RE A LUCKY BASTARD. The kinesiology faculty members weren’t throwing tools at each other
Another option would be Buffa- at their charity dodgeball tournament, but there was still hot competition.
lo strongboy Andrew Peters, who
took care of the Senators nicely By Jack Hansen Over 80 participants, volunteers final. caught another between his legs
after Chris Neil’s dirty hit on Chris Gazette Writer and spectators were present at The quality of dodgeball was while he lay on the ground, then
Drury, but we’d be worried Peters Alumni Hall. nothing to be laughed at; it was dif- tossed out the remaining opponent
would attack Rick DiPietro instead. Dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge! The rules were similar to those ferent from the game you played in — all in a matter of seconds.
Todd Bertuzzi would also be a The Faculty of Kinesiology held in the film Dodgeball: A True junior high. Even the balls were rel- Coming into the tournament as
candidate, but after this season’s its first annual charity dodgeball Underdog Story. There were six atively heavy, hard to catch and heavy underdogs, the lone first-
back injury, his vertebrae ironical- tournament Saturday. Proceeds players per team and most teams painful when thrown by some of year team dominated the round-
ly aren’t up to the challenge yet. from entry fees and donations went had substitutes. When a participant the premier players. robin and emerged as the top seed
That means the only realistic to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, was hit below the head, they were “It was a lot more competitive heading into the final. The second
option left is Devils enforcer Cam continuing an earlier fundraising eliminated. If a player caught a ball than I thought it was going to be,” seed was won by one of the two
Janssen, who throws one hell of an effort. thrown by the other team, the said second-year competitor Matt third-year teams — barely edging
elbow and is back on the ice after a Everyone from first-years to thrower was eliminated and a pre- Blatchmore. “[But] it was a really out the other third-years.
measly three-game suspension teaching assistants participated in viously eliminated person on the good idea and lots of fun.” In the tense final, the teams
which amounted to about nine the fun-filled, action-packed tour- receiving team could rejoin. There were controversies, argu- were tied 2-2 entering the last two
minutes of lost ice time. Simon def- nament organized by the Kinesiol- The event opened with a brief ments and some selective forget- minutes. The first-years then
initely deserves the Tomas Kaberle ogy Student Council. but spirited performance by West- fulness of rules. However, the refer- turned on the afterburners and
treatment after a crosscheck like “I’m glad that people came out,” ern’s cheerleading squad. The for- ees did a good job sorting out dis- played the rest of the game virtual-
the one he laid on Hollweg, but said Julian Ho, third-year represen- mat was round-robin, with all putes and no hard feelings were ly mistake-free to claim the title.
we’ll do our part by putting him in tative and primary organizer of the teams playing each other. The two carried out of the gym. “Although you had bad games,
our Sin Bin and throwing away the event. “[Judging] from the turnout teams with the most victories Blatchmore had the highlight of those don’t even count,” said victo-
key. tonight, it was really good.” earned a spot in the tournament the night when he blocked a ball, rious first-year Mike Laidley.