e theirway to victory over
he Alberta Goldenbears
Strip club brawl sends students to hospital
. by Joseph Lambert and Gina Stack Upon exiting the stage, he and other stu- Howe Hall president ShawnKey. but
from the melee, they were restrained by
The Dalhousie Gazette dents were confronted by the bar’s manag- Key said he feels badly about what hap- bouncers, said one student.
er and bikers “got into a huddle aroundpened to the students.
who “By the way the bouncer held meby the
them,” said one sober patron. “Itwas pure, senseless violence.Rumour throat, it looks as if the bouncer and the
HALIFAX(CUP)-Two Dalhousie University
students were sent to hospital following a In response to the manager’s request to has it [the bikers] were Hell’s Angels,but we [bikers]werefriends,”observedasquad
bar brawl with bikers at a local strip club. leave, one student asked, “Why?” and was don’t know and the police didn’t seem to leader.
met by the fists of a goateed biker who, care.” One student managed to return to the
One student required 2 7 stitches to his
according to the patron,
sober ”went One student at the was
club said the fight bar, and upon entrance he was told: “We‘g
face, while the other received five stitches.
Doctors say theinjurieswerecaused by berserk”. unexpectedasmostpatronsappeared to fucking stab your ass.”
. “Chairs and tables were flying,” said enjoythedrunkendancingperformance. Key saidavaluablelesson-hasbeen
more than just fists.
The fight was prompted by astudent another student.. He said the spontaneity of the attack made learned by the “The
who jumped on the stage during an inter- The students were all residents ofHowe it “totaUy unfair” for the HoweHall resi- involved havethe same attitude; they’re not .
Hall.While theevent was notan official dents. ever going to go back [to that strip club].”
mission. With encouragementfromhis
he and his frosh event, many students involved with Several frosh squad members in atten- . Police could not be reached for com-
clothes. first year activities were attendence, said dancetried to freetheir fellow students ment.b
could hurt beer gardens
by Michael McGowan
UBC administrators have hadbooze on their minds lately.
The university has developed policy on servingalcohol
and drinkingon campus, but the plan leaves details and
Student leaders and beer garden organisers are worried
theproposed policy-likely to go before UBC’s Board of
Governors for approval this fall-could leave them with a
At a council meeting last week, Jenny Chen, the A s M
director of administration, outlined thepolicy for council.
Right now the policy applies to + l
events where alcohol
is served on university premises, and doesn’t make specif-
ic exceptionsfor events in the SUB or in fraternity houses.
Critics say arequirementthat“Substantial,sufficient
food (not just snacks) must be available throughout the
event” could be a problem.
“What is substantial food,” Chen told the Ubyssey.“Is it
chips and pretzelsor is it hotdogs, hamburgers and potato
“Right now we’re going around to constituencies asking
just how feasible serving food actually is. A lot run these
events on a break even basis substantial food may not be
financially feasible for these student groups,: she said. ,
‘he streetsof;dow&own Vancouver were riilging,with .whomev.eqshe:w$&ts without having worry-about- the .-
Chen wants the SUB, which is run by the AMs, to be :,to
. .. ,
speclf1cally exempt from the plan. chants,whistles and. .noisem$,ers Satirdayas 3000 consequences.:
Desmond Rodenbour, the M policy analyst, agreed the woinen.gathered togetti& @‘!Take Back the Night.’ r ~ crowd mdched for twelve blocks.
D e s p i t ’ e + t h e ~the ~
student union has some problems thepolicy. ”The vast ’,
Women of all ages, races and lifestyles rallied on:tlne .though &hnfgvn’s -main streets w t deafening enthu-
majority of it is rational,” said Rodenbour. “However, there steps of$e Vancouver Art Gallery to wage, a peacelid siasm. The a&osphere was almost paradelike with walk-
are some subtle points that A M s is going to respond to.”
the protest in support of the women’s liberation movement ers beat.i@.dnuns and shakmg tambourinesascompa- in
One of those points, according to Rodenbour, renewed and in an effort to raise awareness about male violence niment to the chanting.Many passersby on the sidewalks
in the proposed policy, is the current requirement that a g m t women. were in full support of the women’s message. Drivers
groups wanting to hold events involving liquor must get A protective circle of women surroundedthe honked their horns to urge on the lively mass.
their dean’s permission. perimeter of the gathering area ensure that men did- The route took the participants down Georgia and up
“Our goal isto make sure that students will not be arbi- n’t enter the women-only event, an actsymbolic.of tlhe Granville, past nightclubs and bars, then down Robson
trarily refused from holding a special event that involves evening which united females fighting for a common past trendy boutiques and restaurants. walk finished
liquor. That said, we would also like to see a certain guar- cause. atthe Vancouver Art Gallery.
antee that if we uphold the policy, whether it be the stu- A representativefromtheCanadianFederation of “Thisis so amazing,” said one participant. “I like the
dents,a faculty, or whoever, thatevents will be given Students called for women to “join the movement cnd idea of several thousand women wallung together at night
approval.” fight together against men’s tactics.’ to prove a point,” said another.
But Dennis Pavlich, UBC‘s associate vice .president of “We’re fed Up,” said Tamara Gorin of the Vancouver The walk was ,&spired by informal women’s liberation
legal .affairs, said the proposed policy isn’t an attempt to Rape Relief Centre. ”We should no longertake any more protests thattook place in the 1970s. Today it is an annu-
turn UBC students into teetotallers. shit from men.” al walk held throughout North America in which thou-
“We were not in any way trying to clamp down on stu- Organisers said the event was not anti-man; howev’er, sands of women participate.
dent drinking. What we wanted to do [with the new policy] speakers and participants alike took a firm stand on the Organisers like Gorin hope participation next year will
was to heighten awareness of the problems that arise from issue that men are entirely blame for their acts vio be double,t h ~ year’s. “Ourlives are at stake and won’t
to of s we
overconsumption.”*% lence. h o p this walk u t l men stop raping,” o d . said.+
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WANT A FIRSTCLASS GRADE’
Memorial says no to Baptists
Experienced writereditor-tutor,uni- by Michael Connors promises to provide a “Christ-centred” learn-
versity graduate,will provide expert The Muse ing environment, Crowell says studentsand
tutoring professional editmg for A- faculty are not required to conform to any reli-
levelessays. ESL instructionavail- JOHN’S
ST. (CUP)-Memorial University gious faith.
able. Lawrence872-8767. (MUN)’s governing body on academic matters WhileCrowell acknowledges that the reli-
has voted not to accept transfer credits from a gious basis of an institution might affect the
CAREER AssEssMENIs ”If you don‘t Baptist university in New Brunswick. way courses aretaught, he says secular institu-
know where youare going you may The Moncton-based Atlantic Baptist tions are no different.
end up somewhere else” Vocational University (ABU) hadrequestedthat MUN “I guess I would argue that every ideology
teshng will assess your “career self“ recognise its courses for transfer credits. MUN has to struggle with that to some extent,”
(Interests,Needs, Aptitudes and per- requires that institution be a member of the
an Crowell said. “I wouldn’t want to suggest at al
sonlity) and give you direction and Association of Universities and Colleges of that there wouldn’t be an issue where an indi-
informationabouteducatonalpro- Canada (AUCC), a nation-wide body represent- vidual’s faith doesn’t have a way of colouring
grams. If you are planning to enter ing 88 universities and colleges, in orderto be perspective, but no more so than if I was a
college or a training program a recognised for transfer credits. ABU is not a Marxist or a feminist or a conservativeor a l i b
career assessment will benefit you. member. eral. And professors are allowed to have those
Maximum fee is $160.00 536-4277 ABU asked that Memorial make an excep- opinions.”
fax 5367 133 website tion on the basis that it is
individually recognized by The decision that Senate took was.. based .
WRCUP on a couple of ‘reasons, largely because
T who are AUCC members.
Glenn Collins, MUN’s reg- most of these colleges require a statement
50 m H z computer, 16 Mb R A M , 500
Mb hard drive, CD ROM, Modem & APEC special issue of faith from their professors, [andl most
Software. $600. Internet ready. Mick of them don’t conduct research.
7386220 of a debate it had on Bible GLENN COLLINS
colleges in 1994.
“The Senate debated
FURNISHED BASEMENT SUITE,
news seminar the question,
‘Should we recognise Bible colleges for trans- ABU isprivatelyowned by the Baptist
bedroom, sitting room, kitchen,
fer credits?’ And the decision that Senate took Churches of Atlantic Canada, and has been
shower, own entrance. Heat,hght,
cable incl. Dunbar.$375/mo. cartoonist! was no we should not,” Collins said. ”It was
based on a couple of reasons, largely because
recognised as a degree-granting institution
by the New Brunswick government since the
2662968 graphic artist most of these colleges require a statement of early ‘80s. It last inquired aboutAUCC mem-
faith from their professors, [and]most of them bership five years ago, but was turned down
don’t conduct research.” because the association had placeda tempo-
Collins said was impression
there an rary moratorium on all new members while
udder business among manySenators that a statement of faith it was doing a periodic review of its mem-
can, coupled with a lack of research responsi- bership policy.
bilities, negatively impacton the quality of Crowell says ABU has not looked into mem-
courses taught at an institution. bership since then, but v d probably investi-
But Seth Crowell, ABU’s registrar, disagrees gate it again in the near future.
see ya in SUB 241K because he says ABU is nota Bible college.
Although his university’s missionstatement
Until such time, MUN’s position on ABU
will remain the same, Collins said.9
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6t M A K E A D I F F E R E N C E STUDENT ADMINISTRATIVE ~ ’ i I S S l O N , SAC
used to be referred to as the “iron fist ofghe AMS,“ since it C O M M l r C E E SO F COUNCIL
was the organisation that stepped in if .,*club function required a
police presence to prevent a riot. (‘%OTS,-IMAGINE THAT!) UECTIONS C O M M I T T E : is responsible for conducting
SAC regulates bookings and secufity in SUB, and spends most the annual AMS Executive Elections in January. Requires an
YOUR UNIVERIITY EXPERIENCE
of its time dealing with the needs of over 180 clubs. intensive time commitment during January, but little during tht
SHOULDN‘T B E IOLELY MADE UP OF Vice Chair (SAC Secretary) Art
Gallery Commissioner rest of the year. Note: due to the political noture of elections, thc
LECTUREI,TUTORIALI, EXAMSAND Constituency Commissioner Clubs Commissioner members of the Elections Committee cannot hold any elected or
Commissioner Commissioner At-large appointed position in the AM5 or Constituencles
ESIAYS. YOU W A N T T O LEAVEUBC Chief Returning Officer Deputy Returning Officer
Building & Security Commissioner
WITH A IENIE O ACCOMPLIIH- 2members-at-large
M E N T A N D ACTIVE PARTICI PATION UNlVFRSlN (OMMISSION: deals with on-campus
issues such as housing, academics, safety, daycare, and C O M M U N I C A T I O N S WORKING CROUP: assists
IO WHY NOT GET INVOLVED WITH t
the Communications Cord. and is responsible for helping c
University policies through lobbying and recommendations,
THE ALMA MATER IOCl ETY (X2.M Academic issues Commissioner improve campus communications, desigying promotiorGI
STU DF N T IOC I F ! Dissabilities Issues Commissioner materials and organising special events.
Commmissioners at Large (2) Several at-large members
THERE ARE S MANY WAYSTOPAR-
O E X T E R N A L N : is responsible for lobbying LODE A N D POLICIES COMMITTEF. deals with the
TICIPATE I N THE AM5 FROM EXTER- various governments on issues such aspost-secondary procedural nuts and bolts that hold the AMS together. This
education funding, universal access and student loans. Also committee is responsible for making recommendations for t
NAL LOBBYING, UNIVERSITY liaise, with other student societies and organisations across amendment of the AMS Code of Procedure and related polis
CONCERNS, ADMINISTRATION, COM- the
Canada and around world. matters. 2 members-at-large
MUNICATIONS ...THELISTGOES ON! Commissioners At-large (3)
AND YOU‘LLONLYBENEFIT BY GAIN- Information regarding honouraria and benefits may be
VICE C H A l RS assist the Executive (the student society that directed to AMS Executives responsible for individual
ING INVALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE,
you elect) that chairs the respective commission and handle commissions and position.
MAKING GREAT CONTACTS AND the administrative details of thecommission, from planning
MEETING A LOT OF FUN AND INTER- meetings to coordinating the activities of thecommission- THE DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS I S ,
YOU WILL!. ers. Applicants should have excellent leadership skills and TUES OCTOBER 14,1997AT4:OO PM.
organisational abilities. Time commitment is approximately
fifteen ( 15 ) hours per week, including holding regular office Please direct all inquiries and applications to:
Detailed descriptions for all of the following positions are
posted on the main concourse of SUB and available, along
hours. A Jason Murray Chair, Nominating Committee Room 238
Student Union Building
with application forms, from AMs Volunteer Services and the
Phone: 822-4403 Pager: 650-4374
AMS Executive .Offices, SUB 238.
i C P
by Todd Silver M
ence, namely Shirin Foroutan, A s coordinator of exter-
nal affairs and Arne Guha, president of the APEC univer-
APEC Alert, an organisation widely known for its prot.ests sity forum, said there is a distinct line between human
around the Goddess of Democracy, put away its paint- rights and economics.
brushes and organised a panel discussion Friday on the Foroutan pointed to China as a nation that would ben-
upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) efit from thecommunicationresulting from close trade
with democratic She believes that economic
The panel provided students with one of their first unions will have a democratising effect on APEC mem-
opportunities to participate in an
bers like China.
the con- Guha argued that the conference would ini-
ference, part of which will be held uu tiate dialogue on campus because Canada is a
at UBC in November. (APEC) is not free country, and students would be more able
The goal of
APEC, an economic to protest concerns
their than would the stu-
institutionthatencompasses 18 concer"ed with dents of alessdemocraticnation. He stated that
Pacific Rim countries including human rights, it APEC is a non-binding, non-institutional
Canada, is geared towards eliminat- making it impossible to punish members for
ing trade barriersand boosting is not colncerned human rights abuses.
commerce withthe But two campus APEC protesters have
region. arrested. been already Campus'RCMP arrest-
The use of UBC as a venue for environment. ed students the last week formischiefafter
APEC has beenthey
then-Dresident of UBC.
David Strangwiy, an-
'i" bast'd On an
y sf free SUB.
painted 'APEC free zone' around
Goddess of Democracv statue outside
Last Friday's panel was
split trade" remained his
firm opinion and pointed to
, unevenlybothon APEC as an insti- the panel
discussion as an example of how the
tution as well as conference APEC conference has .shifted studentinterest
itself. BRMN FULLER the towards issues
human rights of the Pacific
Those in opposition
included the A,PEC ALERT Rim.
Students Society, AF'EC-
the AMS director of
The conference, .which will begin
November 24, is expected to see world leaders
finance, Vivian Hoffmann, who questionedthe effect like of Bdl Clinton and Indonesia's General Suharto meet-
Walking for life by Silke Hartmann
APEC would have on the majority of people who live with- ing on the UBC campus.
in the Pacific Rim. Preparation for the summit began almost immediate- last
It ,wasn't a perfect day Sunday, when 5,000 people made their
Brian Fuller, who represented APEC-Alert, suggested ly following theannouncement theleaders' summit way around the seawall to raise money people living with H(v
that APEC is a globalising force that supports unlirm.ted would be held at UBC. Construction upgrades for the and AIDS.
foreign investmentand profit exportation, the privatisa- President'sresidenceas well astheMuseum of But €or the 5000 participants inthe 1llh Annual AIDS-Walk the
tion of social services and the creation of a cheap and Anthropology began and the RCMP have already begun rstin made no Merena?. Many of .them came in support of ~
docile labour force. scouting
the campus for security preparations. friends and family with M N or AIDS, others came to remember
"(APEC)is not concerned with human rights, it is not APEC-Alert consists of former and current UBC stu- thl3m.
concerned with the environment.It's based on an ideolo- dents. They oppose some of the national leaders w.ho will One woman w b s e b m h r was infectedin 1987 with I", the
gy of free trade which is about increasing the freedatms be attending APEC. Leaders like China's Jiang Zemin, ~usthatcausesAIDS,saidshecametothe~toraiseaware-:
and rights of corporations and at the same time decroas- whom critics blame for his role in the bloody crackdown ness aboutthe disease. !hewanted ta paintout not only gay mea, ,
ing the freedoms andrights of people around the world," on students at Tiananmen
said Fuller. Indonesia who is allegedly responsible for the deaths of
Those who saw positives with the upcoming confer- thousands of East Timorese people::*
Square and General Suharto of drue addicts and blood transfusionreci-ts
5 want to hm &e wodd we bve do mmw
can get ION.
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$1 billions&olarship f u n d for hgh achieving, low- kancial need rather than meit-basedscholarships.
income students by the year 2000. Canada’s largest student organisation also says the
Prime Minister Jean Chretien announced September money could bebetter spent
24 that his goveramnt will establish the fund to provide “Itis a good sign that the Liberals are initiatmg spend-
thousands of un-iversity and college scholarships to low ing policies,”said Brad Lavigne, national chairperson of
and moder:lte-incomestudents. the Canadian Federation of Students. “The problem is
The $1 k&on endowment will generate between $50 they are misguided; they’re spendmg money in the wrong
d o n and $10 d o n in interest eachyear to be award- place.”
ed to elqybl. students. He said scholarships only help a small percentage of
The Prir;.\s Minister’s office will admmster the o n e students and the money won’t necessarilygo to students
time endow.nent, which Chretien is c a h g a commit- who most need the help.
ment to the equality of all-Canadians. But the Associationof Universities and Collegesof
’We’ll put some of the money we have in the surplus Canada (UACC) is applaudmg the new scholarship fund.
to give the chance to students to go to university so that The AUCC hopes the announcement signals a shift of gov-
they will be equal with the sons of the rich people of ernment priorities to post-secondaryeducation during its
Canada,” Chretien told House of Commons. second mandate.
But critics say a scholarship project for the new mil- hs
“The Prime Minister didn’t say that ti is all they
lennium ignores the financial needs of the 385,000 stu- were doing and that is very important for us,” said
dents who currently borrow money to pay for a postsec- Robert Best,, dwector of government relations for the
ondary education. AUCC. “It is a good first step, but other measures have to
“The crisisis now. So to peg [the fund] to three years be brought in.”
from now does nothug to deal with crisis students are
the The governmenthasn’t revealed any eligibility
facing today,”said Libby Davies,the NDP youth critic. requirements for the scholarships.
Statistics Canada estimates average student debt levels will
Reports say specifics be worked out over the next
I N T R O D U C I N G will triple to $25,000 in 1998 from $8,700 in 1990. two years.+
lntramurals boss runs innovative identity search
or ( X - 1 / 4 ” )
in s o m e c i r c l e s
UBC hasan identity crisis
Innovation ‘97 is Nestor Korch-
.by Jerome Yau
“M,wtha Piper comes here with ceed Korchinsky said event infor-
a strong mandate [and the a h - mation must be accessible to all
istration]wants to make UBC a students. “We want to create a high-
warm, friendlyand welcoming uni- way of information.“
insky’s cure. versity.” This four-way intersection will
O F F ALL Korchinsky, a Human Kinetics
professor, co-ordinator of intramu-
ralscoordinator of the
The Point, UBC-TV and
GREYHOUND Innovation ‘97 program,
UBC fmd the
campus too big, its atmosphere too
an Innovation web page.
Future plans include
a new theme and logo
B U S TRAVEL cold and its campus identity non-
for each approaching
year. The clock tower is
IN WESTERN He’s hoping Innovation ‘97,
which he described as a year-long
umbrellaevent to putcampus
logo. So as
CANADA sports, social and cultural activi-
ties under a ‘single banner,’ will
celebrate diversity at UBC and
tower chimes ring daily.
will be known as
bring university community Endeavour ‘98, Dis-
together. covery ‘99, Celebration
“In developing Innovation ‘97, 2000 and Odyssey 200 1.
it is very important for us to create There wdl also be open-
a Canadian identity for the univer- ingand closing c e r e
sity. A unique Canadian university monies like the Olympic
A N INNOVATIVE CURE for UBC’s identity crisis?
identity, in my mind, [based] on RICHARD LAMNBYSSEY FILE PHOTO Games,”said Korchinsky.
diversity and opportunity,” said At present,the
Likewise, the A s president, Department of Athletics and
The intramurals co-ordinator M
Ryan llavies, is on side. “The A s Recreation plays an importantrole
added that Martha Piper, UBC’s agreed that UBC needs an identity in organising Innovation ’97. But
new president,supportsthe Im- and feels great tobeinvolved may
in changes come due to the
ovation ‘97 concept signalling that Innovation ‘97. I was there in the department’s limited resources.
the university “does care, does openirg ceremony and the event Korchinsky said that the A s M
.TH E w e t to do somethingdifferent and
is determined to make sure that
people feel welcomed.”
was well attended and well rec- could play a more important
eived.” . leading and organising this pro-
In order for the program to suc- gramme in the future::*
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Who’s afraid of Frida
Vancouver East Cultural Centre
with two closet,
with begins story
j o u r n h t s saying
a stool. and a
Kaldo commenhng on American
are “ungrateful who
don’t careto learn about other cultures. Fromthis point on,
by Marina Antunes we are taken through a labyrinth of time, travehg between
that day i 1953 and Kahlo’s past.
Sithng in a near@sold-out theatre to see the life story of one of the
Gloria Montero, the writer of piece, takes the audience
the most fascinating women of the 20th century was exhilarat- i t the most intimate and painful details of Kahlo’s life.
ing. Mexican music played as the audence entered, sethng the From her marriage to Diego Rivera, a well known Mexican
mood. lghts dimmed and there was
From to Kahlo’s inability
nowhere and everywhere, came voice powerful
the of tochildren,
have due to a
AUegra Fulton, “I am more than an or- woman! I am K kIIS the
FMU tragicaccidefit at eighteen
more than a man. I am complete!” rod steel ain which pene
This is the beginning of Frida X a play that hished its amazing and trated her body at her chest
brief five daymn at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on and exited through her vagt
Saturday. painful life story of M, leaving her almost sev-
Frida Ktells the amazing and painful life story of Frida Fida Kahlo, It
ered in half.was a miracle
Kahlo, who one of
Mexico’s greatest painters, surpved.
and who has become feminist icon known around the The transitions from the
Set in Blue was
which Kahlo’s home in past to the present are done
Mexico, on13, April 1953, the 44year old Kahlo, sick and so smoothly that they
almost at death’s
door, dresses for the opening of her o n e almost appeared not to h a p
woman exhibition.What hs
separated t i exhibit from the blurs,
I pen at all. Time and
others, is that it was the only onewoman exhibit she had in the boundaries between
Mexico during her lifetime. and has past and present seem to be
AUegra Fulton, who is a f m and television actress in
l lost. or almost fantastical. ALLECRA FULTON stars in Frida K, a play, based on Frida Kahlo‘s life.
addtion to theatre, takes on the
challeneine and ambitious
become ~ ~~~~~~ nerformance
role of Frida Kahlo. Her performance ouf Fkda IC won her known around didn’t loseanyenergy or dra Kahlo suffering from sudden shocks of pain. At these times, it
1996 Dora Mavor Award for best actress in a play, and to
matic tension with the sudden seemed as if the whole story was coming a stop,the intensity
1994 Fulton was of
named “Best Theatre Artist the Year“ by the world time shdts; the pacing was bnl- made the room heavy utl once again Kablo would begin to
Now Magazine. Her performance is indeed deserving of liant. Fulbn develops a symbi- reminisce about atime past, relieving theaudience of her ten+
the accoladesshe has been awarded. otic relationship with the audi- ble physicalburden.
The show begins a speech about politics, culture her ence, providq a performance that was so intimate that at times
with and that
A powerful show,of one woman with a personality stole
life, giving the audience a “sneakpeek at what is to come. After it feltas if the audience was literally pee@ intoKahlo’s room, everyone’s heart,Frida K is not just about Kahlo’s struggle, but
a 30 second blackout, Fulton reappears in a wheelchair. t g at others, they seemed to be communicatmg withher, brealung about the struggleof female a t s s in general. A wonderful story
a cigarette at the door, she roils onto the stage. tht: invisible wallthat divides theperformer from the audience. f U of grace and power, Frida K is bound to be a sell-out show
The set is composed of a table, a human skeleton, an easel Especially toudung were the moments where Fulton played when it opens in New York late this fall.+
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only five students were actually given the chance to ask Piper added that she supports dialogue over this con-
a question. “It wasn’t at [the f o m ] that people could tentious issue and defined peaceful and responsible Our sub is reasonable
come out with all their ideas. What wewere trying to do protest as that which does not hurt people or property.
was say ‘look, h s is the challenge, these are some theof The COMPETITION D a l l a s Gourmet
issues thatwe face nowbegin to think about it.”’
Thmkmg back, DavidStrangway made similarefforts
mblems? Whaf h b k m s ? 12” Sub $5.50 1 2 ” Sub $ I 5 6 Firm
“I don’t see the world in terms of problems,” Piper said.
to meet and include students when he first took the time
to have a drink in the Pit with some of the locals. It could
be that theonly difference this time was the venue.Only
But no matter how you lookat it UBC has its fair share.
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the coming years will tell if the president is serious student apathy just to name a few.
about the importance the studentvoice.
of “I guess that my phdosophy is that with the people,
But Piper did say she wants to continue meetmg with the mind power and the talent that we have we certain-
students and loolung into the possibility of having offi-
is ly can come up with a solution.”Two changes are in the
cial office hours for students to meet with her andvoice works to solve budget problems that have resulted in
concerns. larger classes and fewer professors.
“We are crafting the vision,” she said. “This is not At the next meeting of Senate, Piper will announce a
going to be Martha Piper’s vision, this is going to be March deadline for all faculty budgets, a change from
IJBCs vision and that’s what we’re engaged in for the the former trickle effect that left many faculties without
next 12 months. We are going to have an open debate a complete outline of their resources. In addition, she
and dialogue about that vision.” will create a president’s advisory committee, with a stu-
And if her style remains the same, the UBC presi- dent representative, that wdl provide input on spending.
dency may become one of campaigns. Her efforts to Piper has also been vocal about the importance of
boost research fundug at the U of A resulted in undergraduate education, touchmg a nerve with many
Research Makes Sense, a Piper-led campaignthat is undergrads who feel their programs play second fiddle
intended to bring research funding U of A to Canada’s
at to prestigious graduate and research programs.
third Q h e s t level. “I believe the most important t h q research univer-
sities are going to have to do is look at undergraduate
education and really challenge ourselves to t i k about
what’s the purpose of undergraduate education in the
Piper arrives at a time of increasing controversy about 2 1st century and how are we delivering it and how are
IJBC‘s role as a venue for the Asia Pacific Economic we ensuring that the leaders and the opinion makersof
Cooperation (APEC)summit this fall. tomorrow are going to have the education they need.”
She says there is a need for campus controversy. From M u n g with Piper it’s clear she understands
“Thereare very few issues that black and white,” said
are her position and has enthusiasm for her work. From
Piper. “Universities are founded on dialogue, discus- spealung with Heather Taylor, vice president external
sion, controversy, social issues ....It’s what universities for the U of A’s student union, I was told “You’redamn
pz:L she is willing to engage in this debate... time
~erxnitting, andthat the university will be hostmg
lucky tohave her.”
That remains to be seen. One thmg is for sure, Dr.
Piper is “convinced that UBC hired the best person for
forums on the issue. the job.”*:*
4320 W. 10th Ave.
Race commemorates student march by Douglas Quanheadaches to event organisers-as they pulled UBC Intramurals Impactevents,hinted
fellow ‘geers in a largecart around the course. run may beheld on UBC campus fromnow on. The Birds won their third straight
In the fall of 1922, UBC studentsmarched Runnerswere inteams of eight: eachteam “Logisticallyit is a lot easier, you don’t have beating
game, the Manitoba
down the streets of Vancouver on a mission. member ran one and a half kilometres while to worry about transporting people on buses. Bisons 32-0, andredsning the
They demandedthe provincial government theanchor ran two kilometres. And there’s a sense of excitement having all term defence in tbe process.
build a new campus on the current Point Grey This was the first year that the event was the people in one spot, rather than spread out Corner Curtis Galick tied a CIAU
site. Their determination paid off. A new uni- held entirely on campus. In previous years, the over 1 1.5 kilometres.” record with four p i a as UBC’s
versity was built in 192 5. It also costs a lot less moneyto run the secondaxycollected a total of six
Last Sunday morning, 300 current UBC event on campus. Laing said running the interceptions. Shane Summerfeld
students braved the rain and came out to event on city streets costs over $4,000, and Chris Hoople had one pick
campus to participate in an annual run to and added that Intramurals is lucky if it each.
commemorate the Trek” 75 years makes any profit from the event. UBC’s secondary also did not
ago. Ian Auld, anchor runner for the win- allow three different Manitoba
But the enthusiasm was a little difficult ningteam of medical students, who quarterbacks to complete a single
to find at first. clocked in at justover 50 minutes, didn’t pass as the Bisons only gained a
“My advisor dragged me out of bed,” seem to have any problems with the new net total of 44 yards on offence.
saidfirst-time runner Brent Carmichael course. UBC’s defence also forced and
who was in a team from Hamber house in “We all ran it last year, and we won it recovered five fumbles and collect-
Vanier residence. by a lot. We won by a little bit this year, ed five sacks. Defensive lineman
His teammate, Rebecca King, also a it’s good enough,” Auld said. Travis Fehler had another monster
first-timer, was equally ambivalent about TREKKIES ON THERUN Sunday morning RICHARD LAM PHOTO While the Med students went off con- game, collecting two sacks and
the whole thing. “I have no training, I’m gratulating one another, the team from recovering one fumble.
just out to support my house.” run startedat Vancouver General Hospital (siteHamber House were offto the side taking “Defensively,this has got to be
But everyone was injected with a dose ofof the old UBC campus) and ended up at what group photos, one of the best games ever played
spirit after a charged warm-up in the Student is now the campus. Despite the fact that they came insecond in inThunderbird football history,”
Recreation Centre gym, led by the UBC But because of the outside workers’ strike their division, team anchor, Carmichael, shout- said headcoach Casey Smith. ”And
Thunderbird mascot. this summer, trek organizers were unable to ed a triumphant, “We won!” what’s really encouraging is that
Duringthe actual race,several rowdy engi- obtain the necessary uermitsfrom citv hall.
Their sense of teamwork would make the our defence is playing better each
neerssomelaughs-and a few trekkers
However, Steve Laing, general manager of original proud.+ week,” Smith added.
While UBC’s defence seems to
be ready for Saturday’s Shrum
Bowl against SFU, the big question
facing Smith is who w start at
certainly made an excellent case
for himself in the second half of
the Manitoba game. Filling in for a
strupdinp Shawn Olson, who com-
pleted o~liy one pass for 1 0 >.arcis
on eight attempts, Delonp threw
for 1 I5 yards and two touchdowns
as the Birds erupted for 3 1 second
half points to improve their rpcord
to 3- 1.
”[Delonp] executed very well
when he was in the game. He red-
ly stepped up,” said Smith.
Rut Smith added he has not
made a derision yet on who wdl
start Saturday’s game which wdl
be played under American rules.
”There are a lot of adjustments to
be made and it all depends on who
can make those adjustments bet-
ter,’’ said Smith.
Really want to stand out Volleyball
The men’s team dropped its fourth
in your next interview ? game inas many tries against
Sung Kyun Kwan University from
South Korea. The women’s team,
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admitted that watchmg ~ L S team not meet its glory, playing uninspired
awesome potential has been frustrating. soccer throughoutthefirst One of the reasons the Birdsstruggled The Huskies drew first blood with a tenth
He still put on a brave face, however. “Given 45 minutes. against Alberta was an obvious lack of team minute strike, but Franks tied the game with a
our history of last year (UBC dominated the They played without intensity, displayed lit-chemistry on the field. Why? Because Franks, penalty kick in the 16th minute and Troy
league with a 9-1 record before bowing out to tle field sense and took no charge of the mid- Skinner, and Keay had not played with UBC Wood notched the winner in the 82nd minute.
Victoria in the playoffs), maybe this is not the field. Chris Franks tried to direct the Birds’ prior to Saturday’s game as they had been The Birds will play SimonFraserthis
time to fire on all cylinders.Let’s be doingthis attack, but had no support and lost too many unavailable due to commitments with the Wednesday and Victoria on Saturday. While
in a month’s time,” said Mosher. “But in the balls. 86ers. the game against Simon Fraser determines
same breath, we stiU got to do enough so to get Thmgs got so bad for the star midfielder “It’lltake maybe b o or three games for us the best soccer in
ourselves in the playoffs.” that Mosher took him off to rest with five min- to get in sync with each other,’ said Franks. Vancouver, Saturday’s game is a rematch of
The Birds have done enough to move into utes left in the frrst half. “People were makmg r n and the ball was
us last year’s Canada West final in which UVic
the second Canada West playoff spot. So far, on
Franks was hack the pitch in the second going somewhere else. I t i k givena bit upset UBC 3-0.
though, it hasn’t been pretty. half and responded with a better effort. Most more time together we’ll start toclick a bit Mosher expects his players to respond to
Consider Saturday’s must-win game of his teammates, however, continued to go more.” these two archrivals with much improved
against Alberta which was the frst game for through the motions and only M back Mark The Birds certaLnly didn’t click next day efforts. If they don’t, it could be
the time for a
Vancouver 86ers Chris Franks, Jeff Skinner, Rogers and sweeper SteveMcCauleyplayed against Saskatchewan. Once again, however, major tune-up as UBC prepares for the stretch
and Aaron Keayin a UBC uniform ti season. up to par. they did just enough to win. drive.
Women’s team stavs afloat after weekend sdit
by Wolf Depner
have a shot,” added L i m e McHardy. “Everythmg is going to
be a fightfrom now on,” she said.
~~ ~ ~ ” ~~ - -~~- ~~ ”
UBCs confidence rose with each minute and the
responded to the Birds’ inspired play with several rounds of
The women’s soccer to
team should pay royalties the Bee Gees. Indeed it will be. But all thungsconsidered, the Birds deserve loud applause.
Staying Alive seems to he the team’s theme song as the Birds better than the position theyare in nght now. Hicks in particular had a strong game as she played with
bounced back Sunday with a 2-1 win over Saskatchewan fol- In Saturday’s game against Alberta, the Birds showed they unrelentmg effort and intensity, winning ball after ball and
lowing aheartbrealang 2- 1 loss on Saturday to second-ranked can play withthe best teams in the country, but had n o m to directing play from her nghtmidfield position.
Alherta. show for in the end. With the score tied at 1-1late in the game, Finish, however,let the Birds down again. Just ask L i m e
With Sunday’s win, the Birds improved 3-2 tlvs season and Alberta’s SarahJoly scored off a corner kick, sen- the visitors McHardy who a glorious
had chance in the 7 7th minute to score
remain in the Canada West playoffpicture hea- into the sea- into a frenzy. The Birds ddn’t know how to hide their disap her second goal of the day and put the Birdsup.
son’s second half. poinbnent. “That could have changed the wholegame around,” a f r u s
But gethng to the playoffs won’t beeasy for this young and ’You gotta get a lucky bounce. They got one,we didn‘t,” said trated McHardy said afterwards.
inexperienced team. Only two of the five remaining games are head coach Dick Mosher who was nonetheless pleased by hLS W e created enough good chances against a good team to
at home and the Birds still have to travel to Victoria and team’s effort the second half.
in w i n , ” said Mosher. “But we have to learn to win. We’re young
Alberta. The first half, however, was a different story. Alberta domi- and we don’t quite believe ityet”
The players know what is on the line. nated play and possession from the opening whistle and the A expected, the Birds came out flat the next dayagainst the
“If we drop another three points, that’s basically it,” said Birds seemed to be in awe of the Canada West leadug Pandas. Huskies, but came away with the three points as Liz Comer
Gillian Hicks who was Birds’ best player Saturday. Later in the game UBC played with an intensity that was scored a spectaculargoal in the 74th minute to break a1-1 dead-
“If we beat [Alberta]away and if we beat Calgary, we still missing in the first half and thankfully started to dominate. rsi
lock. Substitute K i t n Woron scored UBC’s other goal.
30 THE UBYSSEY *TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 30, 1997
September 30, 1997 * volume 79 8
Sarah Galashan and Chris Nuttall-Smith
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The Ubyssey is afounding member of FOLLOWINGTHE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR ILLUSTRIOUS
IN That’s right ladies and gentlemen, all that But there is shoddy, unobjective research
Canadian University Press(CUP) and firmly former president is a difficultjob for Dr. Martha glitters is not gold, even if it is an emblem on going on at UBC that’s geared more to boost-
adheres to CUP‘Sguiding principles. Piper. a free navy baseball cap. There are hardexpen- ing pharmaceutical than
All editorialcontent appearingin The
Ubyssey is the property of The Ubyssey
After 12 years of closed doorsand little sive realities ahead,we willhave to think about knowledge. One such case wasshut downlast
PublicationsSociety. Stories,opmions. pho- consultation, students are naturally skeptical solutions, and chances are we’re going to butt year only after being exposed in the press.
tographs and artwork contained herein of the presidency and Piper must earn their heads. The rules need to be tightened before the
reproduced the trust. We at the Ubyssey hope that despite future UBC nudges up even closer to industry fund-
expressed, written permission of The
Ubyssey Publications Society.
She‘s the new kidon the block and she wants Wlculties Piper won’t forget her promise to ing for research.
Letters to the editor must be under to make friends. She wants students to know that listen and consult. And while were on the topic And in terms of the tuition freeze it would be
300 words. Please include your phone she is approachable and will listen to our con- ofof what lies ahead we’d like to offer some wise to ensure other measuresare in place
number, student number and stgnature cerns, take them seriously and incorporate what advice. before the thaw.Piperdoesn’tbelieve in the
(not for publication) as well as youryear
she hears in the decisions she makes. A she’s
s Formerly the vice president of research and tuition freeze. But before m a k q students pay
and faculty with all submissions. ID will be
checked when submissions are dropped off said it’s not hers but all of our ideas that will accademic af€airs at the University ofAlberta, even more, she mght ty p u s h the provincial
I at the editorial office of The Ubyssey, oth- shape the future of our university. Piper is renowned for her expertise in drum- and federal governments for funding.
erwise verification will be done by phone. f i e Ubyssey congratulates Piper on, if noth- ming up f n u - by raising spirits to open wal- Doing otherwise is a capitulation -an a b
“Perspectives” are opinion pieces over 300 ing else, her abiLity to motivate students. So far lets. sion that the government shouldn’t be expected
words but under 750 words and are run
according to space.
she’s had students singing and dancing to her Corporate involvement in education is not to support education. UBC students won’t take
”Freestyles” are opinion pieces written by new song Think about it a new thing, industry has been providing uni- kindly to paying the national average of nine per
Ubyssey staff members. Priority will be given But we’ll reserve our applause foractual versities with funding for years. The question cent more per year.
to letters and perspectives freestyles
over results. is who provides the regulations.Piper has Yes she’s the new kid and yes she just wants
unless the latter is time senstitive. Opinion
‘Here is someone who will h t e n to us, who to
said she doesn’t question industry’s motives to fit in but we want warn her malang false
pieces will not be run until the identity of the
writer has been verified. wants us to be involved, who wants to end the becausethere are guidelines in place that promises won’t make her popular...keeping
Mtion freeze?‘ ensure al research is accountable to its peers. them just g t
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Mr. Fuller has sadly misinter-
business office: (604) 822-6681
fax: (604) 822-1658 from APEC preted my intent if he believed I was
there’snotgoing tobe 10,000 of
you protesting against APEC in front Goddess
telling “students in Canada to shut- af theAnthropologyMuseum,but Tell me some- you the quiet
debate up and stop protesting lest exploited most of youwouldhavethought lamb ofUBC - what exactly is the
workers in Indonesiashouldlose about APEC by the time the CSIS purpose of a sterile Goddess of
Advertising Arewe not all loolung for a better their already-less-than subsistence agents arrive. Saying “No” to some Democracy? Perhaps a cue to go
Scott Perry outcome? Arewe not all trylng to wage.” I am notappealingtostu- thing ugly is easy, the challenge is back to sleep, rest assured that our
The scene opens m Silke Hartmann’s fun park find the truth? If you say no, then I dents to take the defeatist attitude, caringaboutwhat YOU are saying values are being defended by idle
w~th John Zaozirny and Todd Silver, star attrac- am naive and misinformed ,as nor am I trivialising the activities of “No”to. symbols.
boas in the AIiyah Amarshi sldeshow The pair, it
seems, were Joined at the hips in a rather dublous
charged by Brian Fuller and Patrick anti-APEC groups and their strate At Friday’s forum I spoke with a In defend% a s.ymbol we rein-
emergency surgery performed hy Doug Quan in Wdliston. I am notgoingtowaste gies. It is not to interest in main-
our member who belonged to anti-APEC vigorate call
it, its purposeinto
a skid row Uop house owned by Marma Antunes, paper to try to convince you how I tainingsubsistencewages (versus groups on campus and asked himif question, and hopefullyrevalidate
slumlordextraordinaire Anyway, Federico
Barahona and Mauran k m haw come all the do not believeeconomic develop no wages) or simply be satisfied by either group has a program for it. If those we honor in Tiananmen
way from the ‘hood to see a tapuy of (;Live! with ment equates to universal prosperi- deciding to oppose exploitation. At change,andwhattheyplantodo were fightmg for democracy. We
prlmr-!me tl Jock Sarah Galashan. They’d ty, or thatmoralityisguidingthe Friday’s forum, the issue of alterna- withthe were
issues that raised have to them a moral obligation to
heard rumours from Rirhelle Rae and Bruce
Arthur that Zaoztrny and Sdver were do@ their hand of capitalism. My objective is tiveswas raised. Therefore, what after APEC leaves town.He said they ask: “what kind of democracy”,and
world famous ’danring prancinp and romanc~ asking students to keep another per- are the alternatives to the status had talked about it, but their imme where it exists?Ifit is here in “free”
ing-from the h p ’ extravaganza that &moon So spective in mind when they are quo? What can we do to change it? diate concern is to raise awareness Canada, we might want to stop and
much for GLivel *She’sintenwwmp transveshte
Hitlrr youth today a n p a y , ”Jerome Yao warned looking at APEC and the issues sur- How can wages increase and andeducate students about APEC. look aroundour own somewhat
Beth Yearwood when she strpped oIT the a~’70 rounding it. exploitationdecrease? These are the Then he told me about their meet- Beijing- likeadmulistration here at
tron The ride was too much for her Iluuughaaa, If we are to look at APEC from a questions students should continue ing. Like PatrickWilliston said, UBC. Perhaps a defacedgoddess,
she moaned, losing hermushronm soup and
randyapple breakfast right there on Jamie broader standpoint, then we must to ask. maybe after attending I’ll “wake up
blushing green fromembarras-
Woods’ Au Bruce Arthur sneakers. “Somebody take a step back and ask these ques Here’s a question to the apathet- and smell the Java” or even realize
ment with the world, is better than
get a straw,” Wolfy Drpner screamed as Casey tions: What would be the social and ic and quasi-active student popula- thatpeople are notputtingthem-
a sterile, unnoticed, idle symbol.
Seclgman and Mike MrGowan r d e d around
with dixie cups. ”It’samazlng what ran come out economic outcome for workers and tion of UBC; you finally decide you just
selves on the line for fun(please
I think that in defacing our
ofthe human body,*cooed Silver and Zaozlmny, m indigenous peoples APEC if was are against APEC, so what are you notethe sarcasm). In mean
“Goddess”in the name of democra-
uruson Richard Lam and Holly Kim only groaned stopped? Would exploitation and to
goingdo about exploitation, time, I’ll t y to understand APEC by
and called Joe Clark to get a mop Chns Nu&&
oppression, and injustice after continuing ask
to questions, con- cy potentialised, not capitalist pseu-
Snuth Just stood back and laughtd “I don’t do environmental damage continue if ddemocracy realised. If you the
manual labour.” APEC was terminated? What would November 24? A small percentage and to as
template try get much
students, think your values are
be the direct impact of the lives of of UBC students are willingtoget information as possible. Perhaps
arrested andsacrificethemselves my approach doesnotagreewith guarded by a hundred pounds of
the people involved with and with-
plaster - you might want to (pes-
out APEC? I agree withMr. Williston for their beliefs, what are you going yours, but I hope you cansee where
tion what it is; especially as black
that most UBC students are apathet- to do? Thinking “No” doesn’t cut it. I am coming from gefore hit me
unmarked helicopters hover this
ic (evidentby the shallowturnout at Thinking “No” and lobbying for over the head with a lifejacket and
the APEC student forum last Friday) environmental regulations for dump me overboard. November.
and often take things only at face multinational logging companies, Lilianchau, Tim Hecher
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it interest of BC residents and coming to this university are not
Towards August of this year, I behalf of all the students of this undergraduate students, I sin- economically underprivileged
To those individualswho heard that the university was hav- University. cerely sympathize thosewith students from third world coun-
have destroyed the ing financial problems, thus pro- Nevertheless, and far from act- international students who were tries.
APEC Alert shelter,defaced the ducing a balanced budget was on ing
not my behalf, I already
part of gradu- That is why I havea serious
Goddess of Democracy statue, easy. For thatsamereason the think that if success- when ate
programs problem knowing that thousands
or are continually ripping faculties of Science and Arts were ful thelawsuit will of British Columbians like myself
down AeEC Alert posters -your going to be hit with funding cuts. meanthattheuni- may be subsidising the education
cxMardioeisunbeooIlliag. However, I did not give much versity will not count of those international students in
Whethery u afraid of the
or'e importance to the news untd my with those $ 3 to 5 a time when my own education,
truth or are 'not confident first week of classes when I tried million dollars in its as well as that of many under-
enough to face APEC Alert to register for somecoursesin budget
operating about they found
out graduate students, may be threat-
dirdyindebate-atleastback the relatively new Latin American that would in other-
increases a ened by the lack of essential uni-
up your actions with s m sort
oe Studies program. Much to my dis- wise be allocated to short notice. I openly versity funding and by possible
If appointmentatleastfour req- those faculties that much need it support their situation and urge further increases intuition.
APEC and its agenda match uired courses were either can- i.e. Arts and Science. university
the to grant
them I invite other undergraduate
your ideologies, then by all celled or have not been offered Thus to those graduate inter- time
more to cope the
with students to speak their minds on
meansattampttojt&i&those since '95/96, probably due to national students and Canadian increases. this issue; for only by doing so
ideologboutintheopen-if lawsuit, let , As for theargumentthatthe
unfilled positions of retired facul- studentsbehindthe will we raise awareness about the
you truly believe in them. ty members. Furthermore, acc- me state that you are not actinguniversity will become an elitist university crisis
E in debate with your fel- ording to one of my professors on my behalf nor on the behalf of institution with the new genera- search for practical and fair solu-
low students and question who helped get her
me into students who like myself will betion of internationalstudents tions.
your own (perhaps manu€ac- course, since it was full, the num- affected by a tuition income coming
short- from wealthy back- Antonio Zuniga is a 4th year
t r d opinions about *global- ber of students expected for that fall . let
megrounds what say you may Arts student majoring in
iain, ' trade' and "ecu
zto' f e
re course hadmorethan doubled It has been argued that if the already now. As it is right now the Latin American studies.
nomic development*. with 45 or more students. university is allowed to get away
APEC has three goat. in Thus, the freeze on provincial with violatingits own code of pro-
mind: 1. t erode state paver,
o funding to the university and the cedureand notconsultingwith
2.toerodecitizenpawerand mandated in
increases student students raising tuition fees, the
3. t increase corporate power.
enrollmentbeginning to administrationmay feel free to
APEC Alert is a p u p of people
affect directly like further raise tuition with little or
engagedinexposingtheAEW myself. I realized that the reports no consultation.
agenda and i encouraging
n of the financial crisis of the uni- I highly doubt that the univer-
dialogue and debate about it. versity are a reality, and anunfor- sity would do that as was demon-
Destrgring a tent and ripping tunate one. strated by the outcome of the 0
dawnpostersisjustchildishin As a consequence of this crisis most recentreferendum. Even
comparison. that may eventually reach a break- though such referendum was not
ing point among students and fac- a binding one, the administration How long will your student loan last?
ulty, the university is in dire need respected the decisionof students
for funding. Today I can under- who refused to pay for the pro-
stand why the university in- posed student technology fee.
creased therelatively low levels of graduate
tuition for international students involved in the lawsuit claim that
to more reasonable amounts.The they are contesting the fact that
3 to 5 million dollars expected the university violated its own
from the increases will ideally a) law. I halre to grant thatthey have
helptheuniversity hireneeded a strong case since the vice-presi-
faculty members and alleviate the dent of legal affairs almost admit- Apply for the Work Study Program
workload of overworked profes- ted it. Furthermore, they may not and work part-time on campus.*
sorsand b) helpundergraduate only win a legal victory but a
students be able to take required financial one. Unfortunately, it
courses to complete pro-their will be to the detriment of Arts Application deadline is
grams. and Science undergraduate stu-
Much has been said recently in dents who will still have to suffer
Wednesday, October 1 at 4:OO p.m.
favour of the law suit that some the consequences of canceled
graduate students have launched classes and overcrowded class- *Eligibility for the Work Study Program is based on documented fmancial nzed as
against the university to have the rooms due to the foregone operat- determined by government student loan criteria. Visit our ofice in Brock Hall
internationalstudent fees rever- ing revenue thatwould have been or check out our website for details on this and other programs administered by the
Ofice of Awards and Financial Ad.
sed. According to TheGraduate allocated to those faculties.
GATE ONE PRESENTS
Or Loren Wilkinson speaks on:
Saving the Earth?: Christians
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October 5, 1997,7:30 pm
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” 7. ,:. that
ghetto Galaxie 500 fell into. They’ve even
ten the entire soundtrack an upcoming film,Mr.
JeaJousy, by director Noah Baumbach.
Wareham describes soundtrack
the as thirty CAREER GIRLS
minutes of instrumental cues and one song. “It’s a Playing at Fifth Avenue
bit of departureLuna,”
by John Zaozirny Warehamacknowledges.“Justin by Casey Sedgman
did somestuff for it thatwas sort
It’s a seemingly impossible taskto put of jazzy, where thatwas called for Unlike thetitlesuggests, Career Girls isnotafilm
Luna’smusicintowords.It falls in It
in the script. doesn’t sound like about prostitutes.
some gap in the English language,like Luna, but some of it sounds like It is, however, a Mike Leigh film and if you’ve seen
a word that can’t be translated. There Luna.” anyhng else he’s done (Naked, and Secrets & Lies),
just isn’t a simple phrase for so let’s
it, As distinctive and himitable you’ll know to expect something built more around the
say that it
encompasses slinky as
Luna’s music is, without characters, and less around the story.
basslines and purring guitars some Wareham’s evocative, surreal, The story, for what it’s ‘worth, finds Annie (Lynda
songs, while, on others, singer/gui- and simply strange lyrics, their Steadman) and Hannah (KatrinCartlidge), two former
tarist DeanWarehamand Company sound justwouldn’t be complete. university flatmates reunited in Londonafter a n eight
pour on the rockn roll like aband Ranging from the sublime to year lapse.They reminisce about the old times andk a
yester-years. specialty the silly, his lyrics have a knack about their current lives.
would seem to be pulsing songs that for capturing the odd rnoments But this reunion isreally only a framework for Leigh
havethefeel of journeymanmusic. of life. Who else would use “in my to exploreotherissues:friendship,desire,jealousy,
There’ssomethingtransientabout dreams/I slash your tires” as a trust,personality, and
relationships, growing-up in
them. chorus? But for all their impor- much the same way as he explored the issue of a d o p
Yet, despite quality, Luna is tance, lyrics are what Wareham tion in hiscritically acclaimed filmSecrets & Lies.
really justabanddoingsomething leaves untd last. If you want to see good acting, then you can‘t miss
very well, and that something is mak- “I generallydon’treally get this film. Leigh has his actors live the parts of his
ing good music. It’s something Dean down to it until it’s close to the of
characters for the better part a year before deciding
Warehamhasbeendoing for years. time that I’m going to have to on a script. Each character is much less acted than cre-
Before Luna, Wareham was with the ated; right down to birthdays and favourite colours.
now semi-legendary Galaxie 500, who
This attention to detail really shows in the finished
are now enjoying a revival of sorts product because the characters appear as complete
thanks to the release of a box set of
their previous albums coupled with a Annie is shy and trusting. Hannah is gregarious.
newlive album. Galaxie 500’s breakup, however, was far to
Bonkers, really.It isan unusual match, say the least,
from amicable and Wareham admits that he hasn’t p es but they manage to find a common ground in univer-
ken to bassist Naomi Yang and Damon
drummer sity through the writings of Charlotte Bronte and the
Krukowski since parting company with them 1990. As
music of The Cure. They even lust after the same man,
who is “a real shit,” by their own admission.
The modern Annie, we find, has learned to hold
her head a bit higher, and the dermatology she suf-
fered through all of university with is a l but gone.
Hannah, on the other hand, mellowed. We find her
tle despairing about itall. due to increasing pressure to in London more compassionate and quite the smart
“It is kind a myth. It’s not like we were that popular at finish the album) even resulted in Wareham cribbing some young professional. Leigh’s message: you never really
the time,to begin with.We had hardcore fans, suppose, and
I lines for the song “Bobby Peru” from Columbo. But. hey, if it lose yourself in growing up. There’s still plenty of the
the records were out of print for so long that people could works, who’s complaining? old Annie and Hannah in both them. of
only tl about them. That’s part of what made it m y t h , I was
Still, even the resourceful Wareham stumped when it The film will make you laugh and itwill make you
suppose, and also that’s we split up,” says Wareham. cametime to choose analbum title forthelatest Luna cry. There are no car chases andonly a little sex. And
Wareham quickly moved on from Galaxie 500 to form record. They eventually settled on Pup Tent, after one of the r
if you’re looking for a good story, then I’d t y some-
Luna with guitarist Sean Eden, bassist JustinHarwood and songs, but a cursory glance through some of the proposed thing else.
drummer Stanley Demeski (since replacedby Lee Wall) and titles (“Private FantasyBooth, Giddy-up....”) reveal one time But if you liked Secrets & Lies, you’ll like this one
it’s been upwards ever since. With each album garnering that even Luna’s creative well dried up. Well, at least Pup too. I certainlydid.9
more critical and commercial success than predecessor, Tent doesn’t soundlike a pornfilm:*
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