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Graphic by Danni Siemens                                                 17 march 2011   • volume 102 • issue 27 • www.thesheaf.com
A2 •            NEWS                                                                                                                                                        the Sheaf • 17 march 2011


Editor-in-Chief:
                                             Peter MacKinnon resigns                                                                                                         Neo-Nazi hearing
                                                                                                                                                                             declared
                                                                                                                                                                                Terrence Tremaine, a former math
Ashleigh Mattern,                            U of S president will leave position after 13-year tenure                                                                       and stats teacher at the University
editor@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                          of Saskatchewan will go to trial on
Production Manager:
Tannara Yelland,
                                                                                                                                                                             charges of promoting hatred.
layout@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                             Provincial Court Judge Bruce
Senior News Editor:                                                                                                                                                          Henning made the decision March
Victoria Martinez,
news@thesheaf.com
                                                                                                                                                                             11 to go to trial, though the case
Associate News Editor:                                                                                                                                                       had been in and out of hearings
Kevin Menz,                                                                                                                                                                  since October 2009. The case will
news@thesheaf.com
Photography Editor:
                                                                                                                                                                             be held by a Court of Queen’s
Pete Yee,                                                                                                                                                                    Bench.
photo@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                              In 2006, Tremaine founded
Graphics Editor:
Danielle Siemens,
                                                                                                                                                                             the neo-Nazi National-Socialist
graphics@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                        Party of Canada, dedicated to
Arts Editor:                                                                                                                                                                 white sovereignty. Some of their
Holly Culp,
arts@thesheaf.com
                                                                                                                                                                             more inflamatory comments online
Sports Editor:                                                                                                                                                               included the statement, “Hitler was
Dorian Geiger,                                                                                                                                                               a lot nicer to the Jews than they
sports@thesheaf.com
Opinions Editor:
                                                                                                                                                                             deserved.”
Tomas Borsa,                                                                                                                                                                    Tremaine’s lawyer, Doug Christie,
opinions@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                        previously defended David
Copy Editor:
Greg Reese,
                                                                                                                                                                             Ahenakew, a First Nations Leader
copy@thesheaf.com                                                                                                                                                            who also faced hate promotion
Web Editor:                                                                                                                                                                  charges. That case was thrown out.
Ishmael N. Daro,
web@thesheaf.com
Ad & Business Manager:
Shantelle Hrytsak,
                                                                                                                                                                             Residents concerned
business@thesheaf.com                        P-Mac is upset about leaving the university... and that sweater.                                           photo by Pete Yee

                                             DORIAN GEIGER                             added.                                    of Saskatchewan depends on us
                                                                                                                                                                             about new Value Village
Contributors:                                                                                                                                                                   Saskatoon will soon get a second
Thilina Bandara, Chad Poitras,
                                             Sports Editor                                 When MacKinnon leaves office,         being successful in that global
                                                                                                                                                                             Value Village, despite fears over
Charlotte Gayler, Nick Frost, Devin R.                                                 his presidential career will have         environment.”
Heroux, Michael Cuthbertson, Bryn               Peter MacKinnon announced his          spanned 13 years. MacKinnon is the           Amendments to the current hiring         the store’s “clientele,” reported CTV
Becker, Max Cranston, Dr. Andrew             advanced resignation as president         second-longest serving president after    policy integrated on March 4 by the         news.
Rothchild, Shannon Dyck, Amanda
Hunter, Colleen George, Allison Hen-
                                             of the University of Saskatchewan         Walter Murray, who was president for      university’s board of governors reflect        Some Stonebridge residents
derson, Eli Gana                             March 9.                                  29 years from 1908 to 1937.               this. MacKinnon said he would be            felt that a thrift store would bring
                                                A campus-wide email sent out by            Prior to his presidential             surprised if no one in the current          unwelcomed characters into their
Board of Directors:                          university officials indicated that the   appointment, MacKinnon was the            administration showed interest in the       community.
Jordan Hartshorn (Chair),
Chantal Stehwien, Blair Woynarski,
                                             eighth president of the U of S would      university’s dean of law. He joined       position. However, he also noted the           “Do I need to fear for my
Alex MacPherson, Robby Davis                 be stepping down, effective June          the U of S faculty in 1975 as an          transition is too far away to speculate     children’s safety and my property
                                             30, 2012. MacKinnon informed the          associate professor of law. He was        on potential candidates.                    with the types of people this
                    Office Numbers:          board of governors of his decision on     originally from Prince Edward Island         During MacKinnon’s tenure,               store is going to bring into our
                   General 966-8688          March 4.                                  and, at 63 years old, has degrees from    the U of S has seen unprecedented           neighbourhoods?” read one
                Advertising 966-8688            It was unexpected that MacKinnon       Queen’s University and the U of S.        economic expansion; over $1 billion
                  Editorial 966-8689                                                                                                                                         comment on the Stonebridge
                                             chose to step down less than two              MacKinnon’s advance notice gives      has been devoted to university
    Corporation Number #204724 GST                                                                                                                                           Community Association web forum.
        Registration Number 104824891        years into his current five-year term.    the president’s office a comfortable      infrastructure during this time. He
                                                                                                                                                                                The SCA president Blair Pisio,
     Second Class Mailing Registration.         “There’s no such thing as a perfect    transition period and leaves the          helped bring the Canadian Light
                                  #330336    time to leave an office like this,”       administration time to find a qualified   Source to Saskatoon. He oversaw             however, felt that these comments
  The Sheaf is printed at Transcontinental                                                                                                                                   did not reflect the community as a
   Printing Ltd. 838 56th St. Saskatoon,     MacKinnon explained via telephone         replacement. A hiring committee to        construction of the Physical Activity
        SK Circulation this issue: 5,000     from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson          be in place by summer will initiate       Complex and restoration of the              whole.
                                             Airport.                                  the preliminary stages of appointing a    College Building. And the College              “It’s not a sentiment held by the
The Sheaf is a non-profit incorporated          He said his recent appointment         new president.                            Quarter project and the unfinished          whole community,” he said. “It’s a
and student-body funded by way of a
direct levy paid by all part- and full-
                                             by Prime Minister Stephen Harper              MacKinnon acknowledged the            Academic Health Sciences complex            store we are going to welcome and
time undergraduate students at the           to the Advisory Committee on              increasingly competitive global           are newer initiatives begun under           help to prosper in Stonebridge.”
University of Saskatchewan (U of S).         Public Service did not factor into his    market in attracting esteemed             MacKinnon.                                     One email to CTV read, the “cost
Membership in the Society is open to         departure.                                academics for this position.                 Other than continuing to build           of kid’s clothes today is outrageous
undergraduate students at the U of S, but       “I’m not stepping down because             “There’s no question about that.      and promote the university’s global
all members of the U of S community
                                                                                                                                                                             and I have no troubles buying
                                             I have any diminished enthusiasm          It is a highly competitive market.        research base, MacKinnon will not           gently used clothing.”
are encouraged to contribute to the
newpaper. Opinions expressed in The
                                             for the office or for the work.           Some of my colleagues don’t like to       undertake any new monumental                   Pisio added that residents’
Sheaf do not necessarily reflect those       Students represent the future and it’s    hear me say that but it is the case,”     projects.
                                                                                                                                                                             concerns have been addressed and
of The Sheaf Publishing Society Inc.         a privilege to work in postsecondary      commented MacKinnon.                         “The office requires enormous
                                                                                                                                                                             that the decision to build the store
The Sheaf reserves the right to refuse       education. I felt sadness about the           “And the competition is not local     energy and that does not change with
to accept or print any material deemed       prospect but at the same time I felt      — it’s national and it’s international.   an announcement. I expect to be busy        has already been made.
unfit for publication, as determined         enormously fortunate,” the president      The successes at the University           up until my last day in office.”
by the Editor-in-Chief. The Sheaf is
published weekly during the academic                                                                                                                                         Daylight Savings Time
year and monthly from May through
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                                                                       Social Justice Centre?
                                             Do we need a support, awareness for $30,000 a year
                                             Centre would provide peer
                                                                                                                                                                             referendum axed
                                                                                                                                                                                Premier Brad Wall has given
unfit for the Society newspaper. In                                                                                                                                          up on his 2007 pledge to hold a
determining this, he/she will decide
if the article or artwork would be of
                                                                                                                                                                             referendum on daylight savings time
                                             VICTORIA MARTINEZ                         too quickly would result in a             discrimination, Fawcett believes            due to a lack of public support.
interest to a significant portion of the
Society and benefit the welfare of Sheaf     News Editor                               poorly-executed centre.                   that “it is fundamentally our duty             According to Municipal Affairs
readers. The Sheaf will not publish any                                                   USSU president Chris Stoicheff         as students of higher education and         Minister Darryl Hickie the decision to
racist, sexist, homophobic, or libelous         The proposed University of             assured council that all of the           future social, political, economic
                                                                                                                                                                             hold off the proposed referendum
material.                                    Saskatchewan Students’ Union              discrepancies found by the ad-hoc         and environmental stewards to
                                             Centre for Social Justice was the         committee in the previous mandate         confront issues of social justice.”
                                                                                                                                                                             was made after a recent poll
                                             focus of the latest Students’ Council     had been directly replaced in the            While no councillors denied the          revealed more than two-thirds of
                                             meeting.                                  new proposal.                             need for social justice support on          people surveyed voted against
                                                After intense debate, the proposal        “If there is truly a need then let’s   campus, not all of them thought             making the change.
                                             was again tabled for a few weeks.         make this centre a reality,” said         that the centre was the right way to           The poll was conducted by Fast
                                                The ad-hoc committee charged           Stoicheff, who says that despite low      execute that goal at this time.             Consulting using 1,012 participants,
                                             with evaluating the need and              response rates to a needs survey,            Katie Salmers, one of the Arts           of which 56 per cent were strongly
                                             feasibility of the centre submitted       there is a demonstrated need for a        and Science Students’ Union                 opposed to the change to DST.
                                             their findings and concerns prior to      social justice centre on campus.          members of council, suggested                  The results also demonstrated a
                                             the meeting. Councillors received            He cited an open letter from           starting with a small scale, rather         higher opposition among residents
  Graphic by Danni Siemens                   an updated version of the proposal        former vice president student             than full fledged centre.                   in rural areas.
                                             package at 3:30 p.m., just before         affairs, Ben Fawcett, to illustrate          “We can build it up and do it               Holding the referendum would
                                             their 6 p.m. meeting.                     his point.                                right and well.”
   Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the                                                                                                                                           have cost Saskatchewan residents
                                                Many councillors felt that making         Besides being an over-arching             Vice president academic Blair
 spirit of the season, our graphics                                                                                                                                          around $500,000.
                                             a decision on the centre, without         entity to foster collaboration on         Shumlich suggested employing
 editor used leprechaun magic to
                                             appropriate time to review the            social justice issues and providing       alternatives for peer support, like
    create the cover this week.
                                             documents, would be irresponsible.        peer support for students who’ve
                                             Others were concerned that acting         been subjected to racial or cultural      Justice cont. on A3.
thesheaf.com/news                                                                                                                                                                  News •                A3
VP to stay despite job removal                                                                                                    Romanow premiere
                                                                                                                                  USC honours former
                                                                                                                                                     chambers
USSU president says decision to remain in office is ‘hypocritical’

KEVIN MENZ                                      No councillor put forward a motion      their term.
Associate News Editor                        to remove Shumlich and he did not             Most councillors assumed the
                                             announce plans to resign.                  removal of the VP external position
   Blair Shumlich will finish his               “I have absolutely no intention of      would not take place until next year.
elected term with the University of          resigning,” said Shumlich. “I was             “When I voted on this motion —
Saskatchewan Students’ Union.                elected for a 12 month term and I will     whether or not the VP external would
   After students voted to eliminate         finish what I started because I believe    be eliminated — I believed that it
his position of vice president external      in what I did.”                            would be taken into effect next year,”
from the executive at a special                 The motion at the special general       said arts and science councillor Katie
general meeting earlier this month,          meeting did not specify a date for         Salmers. “I believed it would not be
                                                                                                                                  The name’s Romanow, Roy Romanow.                                 photo by Pete Yee
confusion arose as to whether or not         his departure. This led to conflicting     affecting Blair [Shumlich] this year.”
he would resign immediately or finish        interpretations from Stoicheff and            Education councillor Alysha            VICTORIA MARTINEZ                         councillors.
his contract and leave on May 1.             Shumlich.                                  Joanette backed Shumlich’s decision.      News Editor                                  The USSU’s current president,
   There was some concern leading               “The motion says the position is to        “He never said that there was no                                                 Chris Stoicheff, told those in
up to the March 10 meeting of                be eliminated. I take that to mean, just   work, he said there was little work.         The University of Saskatchewan         attendance that “Romanow is without
student council that Shumlich might          like all the other motions that were       He has things that he has started —       Students’ Union honoured former           a doubt the most appropriate choice,”
be impeached. Some students,                 passed in that meeting, it is to take      let him finish them.”                     NDP premiere Roy Romanow by               for the council chambers’ name.
including USSU president Chris               effect immediately,” said Stoicheff.          He is completing a summer U-Pass       naming their brand new chambers              “Thank you for one of the greatest
Stoicheff, said they felt it was                Shumlich quoted an email from           report and there are budget issues he     after him.                                honours ever bestowed on me,” said
hypocritical of Shumlich not to              the USSU’s lawyer that suggested he        is lobbying to see in the upcoming           Romanow, who served as premiere        Romanow of the honour.
resign, since Shumlich had been the          should stay in his position until the      provincial budget.                        from 1991 to 2001, graced the room           “This is a great university, with a
one who proposed the elimination of          end of the elected term.                      Specifically, he hopes to see a rise   with his name and presence March          great contribution to the country, to
his position.                                   “The intent of the amendments to        in long-term tuition, an increase in      10. The visit was a throwback to          be a part of that and have the youth of
   In his campaign for the permanent         the USSU bylaw was to eliminate the        the university’s operating grant and      his early political days, when he         today and tomorrow come out of the
removal of the VP external position,         VP external position on a go-forward       funding for both the Saskatchewan         was president of the Students’            clear blue to surprise me and honour
Shumlich argued that he did not have         basis, meaning that no VP external         Scholarship Fund and the Gordon           Representative Council — what             me in this way is something to which
enough work to do to warrant a full-         would be elected after the term of the     Oakes-Red Bear Students’ Centre.          became the USSU — in 1961.                I am greatly indebted,” he added.
time paid position.                          current VP external expires at the end        “There is a certain irony to me           At that time, the core issues were        The new chambers are part of
   “I think it is hypocritical to say that   of April 2011. At no time was there        saying that right after getting rid of    health care reform and international      the Place Riel update. They are
you’ve got nothing to do, to hold an         a contemplation that the amendment         my position will be one of my busiest     relations. Dealing with those issues      immediately noticeable upon entering
SGM to get rid of your position —            was to immediately, upon being             weeks of the year,” he said.              helped guide his political career.        the building from the main doors,
the position is eliminated — and then        passed, end the current term of the           The provincial budget will be             “There was no room for anyone          directly before the stairs.
stay on and justify it because you’ve        VP external currently serving,” read       released during the last week of          to be neutral. I was pro-medicare,”          The chambers offer much more
got lots of things to do,” Stoicheff         Shumlich from the email.                   March and Shumlich will be in             he said. Having honed his skill for       room, accessibility and comfort
said to Shumlich at council.                    The VP external position has been       Regina to discuss the USSU’s              debate through student activism, he       than the old student council
   “I do think that it is unethical and I    removed before, and in those years         position on it.                           finished his law degree at the U of S     chambers, which were tucked below
do think that you should resign.”            the executive in the position finished                                               and was elected to legislature in 1967.   Saskatchewan Hall residences.
                                                                                                                                     Today, the USSU has housing and           All students are welcome to attend
                                                                                                                                  tuition to deal with.                     meetings at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, and
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                                                                                                                                     “Do all you can to fight hard
                                                                                                                                  for those causes students think
                                                                                                                                  are important,” Romanow urged
                                                                                                                                                                            it’s worthwhile for all the shiny new
                                                                                                                                                                            mics and sometimes-riveting debate.

                                              information please call Glen Gillis         Want experience in Human
    ABORIGINAL                                at 966-8356 or glen.gillis@usask.         Services? SARBI needs volunteers          Justice cont. from A2.                       Another serious concern was
                                              ca.                                       Monday through Friday to provide                                                    financial. Shumlich, along with
 ACHIEVEMENT WEEK MOVIE                                                                                                           training volunteers in already-
                                                                                        assistance to survivors of acquired                                                 Edwards School of Business
 & FREE LUNCH: Jim Settee:                                                                                                        existing related groups on campus,
                                                Registration is underway for a          brain injuries in their psychosocial                                                councillors Alecia Nagy and Reid
 The Way Home, introduced                                                                                                         like the Indigenous Students’
                                                                                                                                                                            Nystuen, among others, felt that
 by the Métis director Jeanne                 book discussion program at 7 p.m.         rehabilitation programs. Training         Council.
                                                                                                                                                                            the spending should be carefully
 Corrigal. Thurs. March 17,                   on Wednesday, April 6 at Alice            provided. Call SARBI at 373-3050.            He also warned that a Centre
                                                                                                                                                                            examined and evaluated.
 11:45 a.m., Global Connections               Turner Branch Library. To register        Website: sarbi.ca                         for Social Justice would not reach
                                                                                                                                                                               Referencing the recent removal
 Student Lounge, room 70, Lower               and reserve a copy of the book,                                                     students who discriminate.
                                                                                                                                                                            of the $30,000 a year VP external
 Place Riel. Soup & Bannock                   Life of Pi by Yann Martel, call 975-         The Kenderdine Art Gallery,                He admitted his own prejudices
                                                                                                                                                                            position, funds which Stoicheff
 lunch. Cosponsored by the                    8127. Dr. Kristina Fagan, Assistant       University Art Collection &               when he first came to the campus,
                                                                                                                                                                            suggested putting towards the
 Ecumenical Chaplaincy [Anglican,             Dean of Aboriginal Affairs and an         College Building Art Galleries            and said that at that time he would
                                                                                                                                                                            centre’s operating costs —
 Presbyterian, United] & the Multi-           Associate Professor of English at         are seeking volunteers interested         never have attended social justice
                                                                                                                                                                            excluding the cost to launch the
 faith Chaplains Association. More            the University of Saskatchewan,           in the visual arts. Gain valuable         events. His opinion was changed,
                                                                                                                                                                            centre — Nystuen spoke against
 info: Ursula at 966-8500 or ecum.            has taught this seminal Canadian          experience and expand your                rather, by actually interracting with
                                                                                                                                                                            spending.
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                                                                                                                                                                               “You don’t save $30,000 if you
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                                                                                                                                                                            spend it immediately.”
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U of S student spearheads Japanese aid efforts
Saskatoon group and Red Cross helping victims of worst Japanese earthquake on record

VICTORIA MARTINEZ                          Japan, he got to know people in all                                                                                                          aftermath.
News Editor                                kinds of communities.                                                                                                                           In the interim, the Crisis Relief
                                              “I’ve got connections in every                                                                                                            Students Association on campus will
   Satoshi Shibata is putting              prefecture,” he said. “I was getting                                                                                                         be hosting bake sales on Wednesdays
everything aside to help victims of        help all along the way, and this is                                                                                                          to fundraise for both Libyan and
the Japanese tsunami.                      maybe a way to give back.”                                                                                                                   Japanese aid. The sales will run from
   The international studies student          This group, still so new that it has                                                                                                      11 a.m. to 4 p.m every week in the
called an open community meeting           no formal name, is meant to provide                                                                                                          Arts Tunnel.
on March 13 to figure out what could       the community with an outlet to help.                                                                                                           Faizah Jamil, the founder and
be done to help in the aftermath of        Shibata divided the group into three                                                                                                         president of the CRSA, says their
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.            task forces: communication, events                                                                                                           efforts to fundraise will be similar
   The group of 30 or so people            and an external group.                                                                                                                       to their fundraising for Pakistan last
included several members of the               The communications team is                                                                                                                semester, which yielded over $5,000
International Student’s Association        devoted to updating information on                                                                                                           in donations.
and Saskatoon’s large Japanese             the situation in Japan, contacting                                                                                                              “Our efforts for Pakistan
                                                                                      Satoshi Shibata is building hope for Japanese relief.                                 photo by
community.                                 the Canadian embassy and locating                                                                                                Pete Yee    included bakes sales, a dinner and
   “We have a lot of people in             phone numbers or ways to find                                                                                                                entertainment night, booths in malls
                                                                                      exactly where their donations are         Union has agreed to waive the costs
Saskatoon still trying to find family      missing people.                                                                                                                              and stores… as well as promoted a lot
                                                                                      going,” Shibata said at the meeting.      of hosting, so all proceeds will go to
and friends,” said Shibata.                   The events coordination group                                                                                                             of awareness as to what is happening
                                                                                         Their first fundraiser is a            the Red Cross’s disaster relief efforts.
   He came to Saskatoon for high           is already hard at work organizing                                                                                                           there with the floods,” she said,
                                                                                      documentary night at 4:30 p.m.               “We don’t need to be limited
school, but his parents and sister still   public and educational fundraisers.                                                                                                          adding that the group planned to do
                                                                                      March 18 in the International             as residents of Saskatoon. Our
live near Tokyo.                              The external group will focus on                                                                                                          as much if not more for the crisis at
                                                                                      Students Study Abroad Centre,             efforts can create more bond in the
   “Even when I talk to my parents         government communications and                                                                                                                hand.
                                                                                      thanks in part to the African Students’   community and internationally,” said
on Skype, they are still feeling           on contacting local businesses to
                                                                                      Association donating their reserved       Shibata.                                                    The next Japanese relief
the aftermath,” Shibata said. “The         garner a higher profile and to gather
                                                                                      time with the space — donations will         “Roads are blocked, people still                      meeting will be Sunday at 2:30
disaster isn’t over yet. It’s still        donations.
                                                                                      gladly be accepted.                       need to find their families,” he added,                  p.m. in the International Students
ongoing.”                                     Shibata signed a partnership
                                                                                         The group is also hosting a            saying that as an import-dependent                       Study Abroad Centre.
   Shibata’s connections span the          agreement with the Red Cross on
                                                                                      cultural event April 2 at Louis’. The     nation, Japan will have a particular                        Or text REDCROSS to 30333
whole country, adding to his sense of      March 15.
                                                                                      University of Saskatchewan Students’      need for food and water in the                            to donate $10 to relief efforts.
responsibility. On a bike trip across         “It is important students know


‘Take A Stand’ urges students to fight racism on campus
ULC posters feature personal statements against discrimination

                                                                                      said Thompson. “Even if they don’t                                                                are support services standing by.’ ”
                                                                                      agree with the posters, it’s making                                                                  Thompson says he hopes




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                                                                                      them stop and think.”                                                                             future USSU executives will
                                                                                         Students are encouraged to have                                                                continue the union’s participation
                                                                                      their photos and pledges taken if                                                                 in Take A Stand. He refused to
                                                                                      they want to join the initiative, and       Even if [students]                                    comment, however, when asked
                                                                                      several events are planned for later                                                              if the proposed USSU Social
                                                                                      this month. For one such event,
                                                                                                                                  don’t agree with the                                  Justice Centre might factor into
                                                                                      anti-racist author and educator Tim         posters, it’s mak-                                    the campaign. In the meantime,
                                                                                      Wise will give a lecture at Third                                                                 Thompson says students need to
                                                                                      Avenue United Church, followed by           ing them stop and                                     recognize that racism is still present
                                                                                      a panel discussion.                         think.                                                on campus.
                                                                                         “This [initiative] is not only to                                                                 “It’s all well and good to say
                                                                                      fight against racism on campus,”                                                                  the university is a fantastic place
                                                                                      said Thompson. “It’s also                                       Leon Thompson                     and nothing ever goes wrong here
                                                                                      something for those students who                                                                  but we need to bring it out in the
                                                                                      have been affected by racism to
                                                                                                                                           USSU VP student affairs                      open, if anything, just to engage
                                                                                      look at and to know that, ‘Hey, I’m                                                               students.”
One of the many posters displayed around campus.                           supplied
                                                                                      not alone in this. I have people that
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        Unrest on the Arab Street
Expert says situation can’t be ignored                                                             Student with family in Libya speaks
TANNARA YELLAND                                   action, not rhetoric.                            ISHMAEL N. DARO                                      “Everyone’s just hiding out now.”
Layout Manager                                       “We should not be confused with people        Web Editor                                              Murabit was surprised to see his father
                                                  saying, ‘Oh, Israel’s great,’ and, ‘Israel has                                                        on British television being interviewed by
   The events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya         to have security,’ whatever,” Kay said of          Both of Amjad Murabit’s parents and two            a reporter for Sky News, calling it “a real
can seem remote and unimportant to                impartiality.                                    of his older siblings were born in Libya, the        eye-opener.”
students in Canada, far removed from any             “That’s not the issue. The issue is           North African country currently in the grips            In the video, his father, who is trained as
danger. But retired political studies professor   impartiality in terms of the conflict [between   of a civil war. What he sees on the news             a doctor, is seen treating wounded people at
Zachariah Kay issued a reminder to anyone         Israel and its neighbours], so what is done      today is a long cry from what Murabit saw            a hospital. He has been in contact with his
who thinks the events in the Arab world can       for one side is done for the other.              when he visited in 2008.                             family since then and says they are safe.
easily be ignored here.                                                                                                                                    “The whole idea of my dad’s trip was to
   “Security is extremely important” to                                                                                                                 be a vacation,” he said. “Instead, he ended
Israeli leaders nervous about Egyptian ruler                                                                                                            up having to work and try to save lives
Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, said Kay. Mubarak                                                                                                               down there.”
had been a key ally to the West and Israel,                                                                                                                The majority of Murabit’s family live in
and his absence has caused concern for the                                                                                                              Libya now while he continues his studies in
region’s stability.                                                                                                                                     Canada. And despite Zawiyah having been
   Kay’s words could easily have been                                                                                                                   retaken by Gaddafi’s troops, Murabit says
intended for Canadian and American leaders,                                                                                                             the struggle to overthrow the dictator will
who have shown similar reluctance in                                                                                                                    likely continue.
supporting a grassroots push for democracy.                                                                                                                “Now it’s at the point that people are not
This is despite the ongoing rhetoric about                                                                                                              going to back down from the revolution.
the importance of democracy and human                                                                                                                   They know it’s time for a change and,
rights in the Middle East.                                                                                                                              frankly, after 41 years, I don’t know how
   “The problem that people have, that all of                                                                                                           a guy would ever be able to retain his
us have wherever we are, is this: by these                                                                                                              power.”
dictators, there’s a maintenance of stability.                                                                                                             Murabit also said that Gaddafi’s
But on the other hand, how can you support                                                                                                              intentions were good originally. When he
regimes of this nature?” said Kay, arriving at                                                                                                          came to power in 1969 in a military coup,
the crux of the problem as it presents itself
                                                     Legend:     No serious protests                                                                    he promised democratic reforms. However,
to Western leaders.                                  Leader deposed           Some protests                                                             they never materialized.
   The Obama administration originally               Armed Conflict           Violent protests                                                             In time, Gaddafi became another
advocated for change from within the                                                                                        graphic by Danni Siemens    strongman in the Middle East whose rule is
Mubarak regime before deciding to throw                                                                                                                 characterized by widespread corruption and
its weight behind the protesters. Mubarak            “For instance when Israel wanted to              “I knew even then there was some                  limited political freedoms. Additionally,
and the man he succeeded, Anwar Sadat,            purchase a nuclear reactor from Canadian         unrest about the government but nobody               while the country’s vast oil wealth has
had been crucial in creating peace between        General Electric in Peterborough, [the           ever voiced it,” said the University of              bolstered Gaddafi’s influence in the region,
the Arab states and Israel: Sadat was             government] said they couldn’t give any          Saskatchewan sociology student.                      it has not enriched the lives of average
assassinated in 1981 after he signed a treaty     countenance, because if they were to do one         Skip ahead three years and that unrest            citizens.
with Israel.                                      for Israel they’d need to do one for the other   has become a full-fledged rebellion against             Now the movement against the eccentric
   Western leaders have often looked the          side, maybe for Egypt.”                          the man who has ruled for over four                  dictator is in danger of being crushed.
other way on human rights and democratic             Kay refers to this strategy as a “phantom     decades, Muammar Gaddafi.                            Yet many Western countries are shy about
violations in regimes where maintaining           veto” because rather than tell Israel they          Only days after Egyptian protesters               intervening in another predominantly
peaceful relations are highly valued, and that    cannot have something and risk a diplomatic      successfully deposed their longtime                  Muslim country.
sit atop vast amounts of resources, like oil.     rift, the Canadian government can say that       dictator on Feb. 11, protesters in Libyan               “The fear for the United States and other
   But as Kay says, at some point stability       to provide a reactor for Israel would require    cities started calling for similar things,           countries is that they don’t want resentment
must be sacrificed for basic human decency.       them to provide one to an Arab state. Israeli    such as greater freedoms and the ouster              from the people and they’re scared that
The question on many people’s minds is            leaders, not wanting Egypt to have a nuclear     of their own leader. However, unlike the             Libyans will hate them like Afghanistan
where that point is.                              reactor, accept not being provided one           government response in Tunisia and Egypt,            and Iraq,” said Murabit.
   “I think it has to be shown that the support   themselves.                                      where violence was sporadic, Gaddafi                    “Libyans don’t want that. They don’t
is there for change away from autocratic and         In researching his books, Kay relied          responded by unleashing the military in full         want any armed soldiers in there. They
dictatorial regimes,” Kay said. He added that     extensively on government documents from         force to crack down on demonstrators.                don’t want anything like that. They just
part of the reason for the American — and,        both the Canadian and Israeli archives. This        Before long, the country was split                want some help in the air so they’re not
to a lesser extent, Canadian — government’s       explains why Kay’s book covers a decade          between Gaddafi forces in the west, which            getting bombed by planes while they’re
hesitancy has been that there was no policy       that passed 43 years ago: many government        centred around the capital Tripoli, and the          fighting on the street.”
in place for dealing with the political           documents do not become public for 20 or         rebels in the east with Benghazi as their               He also suggested more countries could
situation that arose in the early months of       30 years.                                        stronghold. One of the deepest pockets of            follow France’s lead. When asked if that
2011.                                                This also explains why Kay is reluctant to    unrest, however, was the city of Zawiyah,            meant recognizing the rebel council in
   Kay also took some time to talk about          pass judgment on whether the current federal     only 30 miles from Tripoli. Over the last            eastern Libya, Murabit says that he doesn’t
Israel. He is on a book tour for the last         government has continued to be impartial in      week, Gaddafi forces fought ferociously              call them rebels.
installment of his trilogy on Canadian-Israeli    its dealings with Israel.                        to retake the city from the rebels and sent             “I call them revolutionaries. Rebels
relations, The Diplomacy of Impartiality:            “People shouldn’t be confused by              their most elite fighting force to get the job       always sounds kind of negative and I
Canada and Israel, 1958-1968, which               statements whether he’s pro [Israel] or not,”    done.                                                don’t think that’s the right word for them.
posits that Canadian dealings with Israel         Kay said of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.          Amjad Murabit’s family is in Zawiyah.             Revolutionary sounds positive — it sounds
were governed by a firm commitment to             “It’s the actual actions within the context         “No one’s really doing anything right             like they’re making a change for the
impartiality.                                     of the conflict” between Israel and the          now because the army has surrounded                  better.”
   Kay said that the emphasis should be on        surrounding Arab states.                         the town from all four sides,” he said.




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Men’s basketball playoffs action                                                                                                             Gold medal game: Carleton Ravens Huskies games: quarter-final,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Sheaf • 17 march 2011


                                                                                                                                             vs. Trinity Western Spartans     semi-final, bronze medal
                                                                                                                                             NICK FROST                                                                                                                      DORIAN GEIGER
                                                                                                                                             CUP Sports Bureau Chief                                                                                                         Sports Editor
                                                      1. Carleton Ravens 2. Trinity Western Spartans 3. UBC Thunderbirds 4. U of S Huskies




                                                                                                                                                HALIFAX — The Carleton                                                                                                        Huskies vs. Dalhousie Tigers
                                                                                                                                             Ravens men’s basketball team have                                                                                             (quarter-finals)
                                                                                                                                             won their seventh CIS championship                                                                                               HALIFAX – The Green and
                                                                                                                                             in team history, and as many in nine                                                                                          White got one step closer to
                                                                                                                                             years, with an 82–59 drubbing of the                                                                                          accomplishing a repeat national
                                                                                                                                             fifth-seeded Trinity Western Spartans                                                                                         championship after knocking off
                                                                                                                                             on March 13.                                                                                                                  the Dalhousie Tigers 91-79 on
                                                                                                                                                From the outset, Carleton was                                                                                              March 11.
                                                                                                                                             able to move the ball well and
                                   5. Lakehead Thunderwolves 6. Dalhousie Tigers 7. Concordia Stingers 8. Acadia Axemen




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By the time the buzzer sounded
                                                                                                                                             establish a long-range shooting game                                                                                          in the fourth quarter the Huskies
                                                                                                                                             that quickly chipped away at the                                                                                              had tamed the formidable
                                                                                                                                             Spartans defence. In the first half,                                                                                          hometown Tigers.
                                                                                                                                             the Ravens dropped 10 of 20 three-                                                                                               Jamelle Barrett, Michael
                                                                                                                                             balls, allowing them to open up a                                                                                             Lieffers and Rejean Chabot were
                                                                                                                                             nine-point lead after the first quarter                                                                                       all unstoppable entities up front
                                                                                                                                             and then extend it to 18 at the half.                                                                                         for the Huskies. And despite
                                                                                                                                                A major focus for the Spartans                                                                                             Chabot’s fouling out around the
                                                                                                                                                                                       capitalize on rebounding — a              DORIAN GEIGER
                                                                                                                                             was containing CIS Player of the                                                                                              eight-minute mark, Barrett picked
                                                                                                                                                                                       category Trinity Western led 46–34.       Sports Editor
                                                                                                                                             Year Tyson Hinz, not allowing him                                                                                             up the slack to slam the door on a
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fifth-year Spartans forward Jacob
                                                                                                                                             any room to maneuver in the paint                                                                                             Tiger comeback.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Doerksen attributed the team’s               Huskies vs. University of British
                                                                                                                                             — an area he has been dominant in
                                                                                                                                                                                       breakdown to a failure of matching        Columbia Thunderbirds (Bronze                Dalhousie maintained
                                                                                                                                             since the start of the tournament.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Carleton’s ability to hit open reads      medal)                                    momentum the first three quarters,
                                                                                                                                                Hinz appeared visibly frustrated
                                                                                                                                                                                       and turn boards into points.                 HALIFAX – Coming home empty            taking a 37-36 lead over the
                                                                                                                                             in the first-half, but Carleton head
                                                                                                                                                                                          It seems Carleton has a knack for      handed was not the outcome the No.        Huskies heading into halftime.
                                                                                                                                             coach Dave Smart was able to settle
                                                                                                                                                                                       winning the big one in Halifax, as        3 Huskies expected heading into the          The Tigers’ demise began to
                                                                                                                                             him down.
                                                                                                                                                                                       this championship marks the team’s        CIS Final 8.                              take shape in the final frame.
                                                                                                                                                While Trinity Western was able
                                                                                                                                                                                       sixth consecutive win in the Nova            The Huskies were downed by the         Lieffers silenced the boisterous
                                                                                                                                             to neutralize Hinz at times, allowing
                                                                                                                                                                                       Scotia capital and the first since the    UBC Thunderbirds 106-90 in the            crowd with two monstrous dunks
                                                                                                                                             him only 13 points and six rebounds
                                                                                                                                                                                       tournament’s return to the Metro          bronze medal match on March 13 at         in the second half, giving the
                                                                                                                                             all game, the Spartans fell right into
                                                                                                                                                                                       Centre after a three-year hiatus.         the Halifax Metro Center.                 Dogs a 10-point cushion and 79-
                                                                                                                                             the Ravens trap and other Carleton
                                                                                                                                                                                          Meanwhile for Trinity                     Although this was a fight for third    69 advantage with roughly four
                                                                                                                                             players were given space to create
                                                                                                                                                                                       Western, despite missing out on a         place, the Dogs were up against the       minutes remaining.
                                                                                                                                             opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                       championship in the team’s first          best team in the country on paper.           Barrett was a frequent thorn in
                                                                                                                                                Among them were a pair of
                                                                                                                                                                                       appearance at the Final 8, the mere       UBC and Saskatchewan have proven          the Tigers’ side; in penetrating
                                                                                                                                             fourth-year guards, Elliot Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                                       fact that they were able to earn a spot   to be two of the highest scoring teams    Dalhousie’s defence, the Tigers
                                                                                                                                             — who finished with a game-high
                                                                                                                                                                                       in Halifax will allow the program to      at the Final Eight and scored 279         were unable to read if the
                                                                                                                                             19 points — and Willy Manigat,
                                                                                                                                                                                       take great strides going forward.         points and 269 points, respectively.      California-grown Barrett would
                                                                                                                                             who had clutch shots in his arsenal
                                                                                                                                                                                          While the immediate excitement            UBC was relentless, averaging          dish — or swish.
                                                                                                                                             all game long, including a frantic
                                                                                                                                                                                       inside the Halifax Metro Centre was       nearly 28 points per quarter with            It would be an understatement
                                                                                                                                             jumper at the first-quarter buzzer to
                                                                                                                                                                                       palpable for Ravens fans and players      their big guns Alex Murphy, Kamar         to label the Huskies-Tigers bout
                                                                                                                                             make it 26–17.
                                                                                                                                                                                       alike, the team will take some time       Burke and Nathan Yu. Even with            as a physical affair given the
                                                                                                                                                The Spartans, on the other hand,
                                                                                                                                                                                       to celebrate. But according to Hinz,      the absence of standout player Josh       obscene amount of fouls dealt out;
                                                                                                                                             had trouble containing Carleton’s
                                                                                                                                                                                       there’s still plenty of work to do to     Whyte, UBC had minimal trouble in         a total of 42 personal fouls were
                                                                                                                                             precise ball movement, often
                                                                                                                                                                                       ensure this young team can celebrate      picking apart the Dogs’ defence.          called. It was evident the flow
                                                                                                                                             leaving players like Thompson wide
                                                                                                                                                                                       many more titles in the future.              Headed into halftime, the UBC          of the Huskies’ game suffered.
                                                                                                                                             open for a shot from beyond the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thunderbirds had a comfortable 64-
                                                                                                                                                   arc, as well as an inability to                                                                                         Chabot, Barrett and Nolan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 46 advantage over Saskatchewan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brudehl combined for 12 of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The TBirds established their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Huskies 24 fouls.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dominance after a monstrous 16-2 run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This led the referees’ judgment
                               Final 8 standings:




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 triggered by two technical fouls on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to come into question more than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Huskies’ head coach Barry Rawlyk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           once by both benches. Huskies’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and point guard Jamelle Barrett.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           coaches Barry Rawlyk and Nathan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the end, some enormous dunks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Schellenberg were frequently on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 by Lieffers combined with Barrett’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the tips of their toes exhausting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 perpetual ability to defy gravity and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           their lung space in disapproval.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 sink that perfect layup just weren’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 enough for the Dogs. The closest             The win equated to a Huskies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Huskies came in the later-half of     semi-final berth against the young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the game was following a layup by         and agile No. 2 ranked Carleton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Barrett that made the score 89-79 and     Ravens.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 brought Saskatchewan within 10.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DORIAN GEIGER                             32 points en route to his team’s gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sports Editor                             medal berth and presented an endless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           problem that interim head coach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Huskies vs. Carleton Ravens            Barry Rawlyk and the Huskies could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Semifinals)                              just not solve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HALIFAX – Defending national              Aside from Hinz dominating the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 champions, the Huskies men’s              Huskies throughout the game, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 basketball team bowed out of gold         Dogs found issue once again with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 medal contention on March 12 after        the officiating. A total of 62 fouls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 falling to the Carleton Ravens 95-        were called between both teams — a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 83. The loss sent the Huskies to the      staggering 31 fouls apiece. Needless
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 bronze medal bout with the UBC            to say, this was a physical game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thunderbirds the following day.              A series of missed foul shots by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The only lead the Huskies laid         Barrett, Rejean Chabot and Nolan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 claim to was a three-pointer nailed       Brudehl with the seconds trickling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 by Jamelle Barrett minutes into the       away in the final frame didn’t help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 first quarter that gave the Dogs a 3-0    the Huskies’ cause either.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 advantage. CIS player of the year            The victory sent Hinz and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tyson Hinz quickly responded by           Ravens to face Trinity Western
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nailing back-to-back three-pointers       last Sunday with a gold medal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the Ravens. From that point forth     and Canadian varsity basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 it was undisputedly Carleton’s game       supremacy on the line.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 — and Hinz’s too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 19-year old Hinz collected                all photos Greg Mason/The Charlatan
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Dogged determination
Despite Final 8 showing Huskies basketball program on the rise

DEVIN R. HEROUX                                                                      winning and losing, and for years        than perhaps a second-place              into the game, and a win wouldn’t
Sports Writer                                                                        the Huskies were on the other            seeding at nationals as opposed          have been that much of a shock.
                                                                                     side of the win column. Now they         to the third-place seeding the              It’s amazing what one
   All it takes is one CIS National                                                  believe they can win any game            Huskies received.                        championship can do. And despite
Championship to change the                                                           against any odds, and pulled                The Dogs opened in defence            the fact the clock struck 12 on
course of an athletic program at                                                     off one of the more remarkable           of their title against the host          this storybook run with Carleton,
the university level.                                                                comebacks in recent memory.              Dalhousie Tigers and politely            beating the Huskies 95-83, and
   That’s exactly what took place                                                       Led by Rejean Chabot and              disposed of the lesser easterners.       UBC winning the third-place
a year ago for the University of                                                     Jamelle Barrett, the Huskies             Canada West MVP Jamelle Barrett          game against a tired Huskies
Saskatchewan Huskies men’s                                                           found a way to pull out a heart-         was seemingly unstoppable in a           squad, the Dogs were one win
basketball team. It translated into                                                  stopping 80-78 win over Trinity          91-79 Huskies win. The quarter-          away from getting back to that
what was a season that perhaps                                                       Western that secured their spot at       final affair was a rematch of a          national championship game.
nobody could have predicted.                                                         Nationals. The defending Champs          year earlier against the mighty             There’s a culture of basketball
   It would have been easy for the                                                   seemed poised for another                Carleton Ravens.                         and winning that has developed
Dogs to get lazy after securing the                                                  Cinderella-esque run.                       Last year many people didn’t          over the past few seasons at our
school’s first basketball national                                                      In the Canada West Final the          give the Dogs a sniff in the semi-       fine institution that bodes well for
title; instead, they just rolled over                                                Huskies came up against what             final game against Carleton. They        the future. Many people can take
the momentum they grabbed in                                                         has become formidable rivals             were playing the Ravens, who             credit in how this program has
that magical playoff run a year         Barrett gets air at the Final 8.             in the UBC Thunderbirds. The             were the host team, and who had          evolved over the years, and as a
                                                 photo by Greg Mason/The Charlatan
earlier into a successful regular                                                    Green and White knocked off the          won the past six of eight CIS            fan and spectator just like you, I
season, and then into the playoffs.     Four tournament the Huskies                  Thunderbirds in the very same            titles. Nobody from Saskatchewan         smugly say, it’s about damn time
After finishing with a 20-4 regular     found themselves up against the              game a year earlier and in the           seemed to care though, and the           people stood up and took notice of
season record, the Huskies took         upstart Trinity Western Spartans.            national championship game for           Dogs stunned the university              U of S basketball.
care of business in the Canada          Instead, they had the Huskies held           good measure.                            basketball world, beating Carleton
West quarterfinals against Regina.      by a leash with four minutes left               This year, however, UBC               86-82 en route to their banner
It was then time for the real test      in the game, and a comfortable               made sure a repeat performance           year.
as they headed to the Final Four        10-point lead. But the Dogs never            wouldn’t be taking place, as they           This year was a different story.
at UBC.                                 stopped.                                     beat the Huskies 107-100. The            The Huskies were finally given
   In their first game at the Final        There’s a fine line between               result didn’t much matter other          the respect they deserved going




Trevor Nerdahl’s career expires after Final 8
Huskie Nerdahl an ex-grave digger and Trinity West Spartan

DORIAN GEIGER                                                                                                                 cope with the extravagant expenses       Huskie — claiming Saskatchewan’s
Sports Editor                                                                                                                 that come along with a university        first-ever national basketball
                                                                                                                              degree. Nerdahl’s not some macabre       championship last year was priceless.
   Looking at Huskies basketball                                                                                              maniac obsessed with the deceased           A year later, however, Nerdahl was
player Trevor Nerdahl, you probably                                                                                           — for him it was simple economics.       sorrowed at the Huskies premature
wouldn’t surmise that the easygoing                                                                                              Working in a graveyard in the         departure from the Final 8.
guard had been a graveyard digger                                                                                             worst of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods         “It’s a tough way to go out, for
once.                                                                                                                         made for some eccentric sights.          sure, but I’m just thankful I had
   Nerdahl just wrapped up his CIS                                                                                               “You see a lot of weird things and    the opportunity to play Huskies
career following the Huskies bronze                                                                                           meet a lot of weird people. There’d      basketball,” said Nerdahl in reference
medal loss to the University of                                                                                               be drug addicts walking through all      to the bronze medal loss to UBC.
British Columbia Thunderbirds. But                                                                                            the time. You’d see people doing            Against UBC, Nerdahl collected
prior to joining the Huskies he had                                                                                           some weird worshipping satanic           12 points, two assists and 25 minutes
toiled amongst the tombstones of a                                                                                            things at the graves sometimes,” said    of court action.
Vancouver cemetery.                                                                                                           Nerdahl.                                    “I had a great two years here.
   For three years Nerdahl worked at                                                                                             Due to the physical demands           Last year obviously we got to go
the Alleyview Memorial Graveyard                                                                                              of a gravedigger, the job triggered      to the national championships and
in Surrey, B.C. As morbid as the                                                                                              bulging discs in his lower back that     experienced the highs and right now
occupation sounds, Nerdahl said it                                                                                            are constant reminders of his previous   we’re definitely experiencing the
paid his bills while he was a student                                                                                         employment.                              lows. But all in all, I made a lot of
at Trinity Western University. At the                                                                                            Nerdahl, who played for the           friendships to last a lifetime,” added
time, Nerdahl had been playing for                                                                                            Spartans from 2005 to 2007, was          Nerdahl
the Trinity Western Spartans, the                                                                                             happy his former team had clinched          Nerdahl plans to be involved with
same team that faced off in the CIS                                                                                           their first berth ever to a CIS gold     the Huskies basketball camps this
Final 8 gold medal match with the                                                                                             medal bout. However, he indicated        summer but it remains unknown
Carleton Ravens.                                                                                                              nothing in the world would have          whether he will return to the program
   At $26 an hour, the job helped him   Nerdahl dribbles the nerbahl.                                    photo by Pete Yee    altered his decision in becoming a       in any capacity next season.



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Huskies what’s up
Dogs’ track nabs medals at CIS championships
                                                                           Ninetimes to premiere skate video
                                                                           Skate shop spent three years collecting footage for film

                                                                           KEVIN MENZ
MAX CRANSTON                         and Paul Selzer represented           Associate News Editor
Sports Writer                        the Huskies men in pole vault.
                                     Britnell took gold with 5.15             At two years in the making,
   The Huskies return from the       metres, followed by Petrucha          Ninetimes Skate shop is finally
CIS track and field championships    in second with 5.05 metres and        satisfied with the film it will premiere
with medals in tow.                  Selzer took 11th spot with 4.10       March 19 at the Broadway Theatre.
   The culmination of the entire     metres. For the women’s pole             It’s only the third video in the
track and field season came down     vault, Teresa Hill finished eighth,   shop’s history and the first in over six
to three days of competition in      clearing 3.65 metres, and Meghan      years, and shop staff are excited to
Sherbrooke, Que.                     Richey finished 13th, clearing        feature Saskatoon’s best skaters on
   The Huskies won a total of        3.35 metres.                          the big screen.
five medals, four golds and one         Lincoln Crooks took ninth             “It’s kind of a bold and cocky
silver. Both the Huskies men’s       place with a high jump of 1.90        statement, but we do have the best
and women’s teams finished           metres. Kristen Mackie finished       skateboarders in Saskatoon riding
seventh in the team standings.       in fifth place with a weight throw    for our shop,” said staff Dan Watson,
The University of Windsor won        of 16.41 metres. Cossy Nachilobe      emphasizing that all skaters in the        Skater Jason Gordon’s shadow does the water sprinkler.                supplied by
                                                                                                                                                                                        Owen Woytowich
the overall event in both men’s      leapt to a sixth place finish in      video ride for Ninetimes or have their     members who didn’t get a full section    spot finding and all street footage.”
and women’s brackets by a            triple jump with 13.68 metres.        roots with the shop.                       — there’s lots of Saskatoon people          Finally and most importantly, the
comfortable margin.                  Veronika Smits finished 12th in           “Kevin Lowry is probably the           in it.”                                  premiere is free. Ninetimes will be
   The Green and White’s Taryn       the pentathlon with a combined        biggest name in there,” said Watson.           In fact, even Gordon will have his   giving away free merchandise at the
Suttie won two gold medals           score of 3,160.                       “He gets in almost every issue of          own section.                             event.
and was named female athlete            The 4x400 metre women’s relay      every Canadian [skating] magazine              “I’ve heard good things about           “It’s absolutely free,” said Watson,
of the meet. Suttie beat out         team finished in 11th with a time     that comes out each month.”                Jason’s footage,” said Watson.           acknowledging that the premiere
favourite Heather Steacy from        of 3:59.91 and the 4x200 metre           Lowry rides out of Calgary and          “That’s pretty cool, to be able to go    would not be possible without key
the University of Lethbridge to      women’s relay team placed tenth       is sponsored by several companies,         and watch footage of the dude who        sponsors Real Skateboards, Anti-hero
take gold in weight throw with       with a time of 1:45.96.               including Adidas and Blueprint             owns the shop and it’s not some dude     Skateboards and Spitfire.
19.55 metres and also won gold          The Huskies will now return        Skateboards, which is based out of         who doesn’t know anything about             “These companies are actually
in shot put with 15.72 metres.       home to Saskatoon to focus on the     London, England. Watson said that          skating; the dude who is selling you     paying to rent out the theatre for us.
Suttie bested her own CIS shot       rest of the academic year.            Lowry is always welcome back to            your stuff is shredding. That’s pretty   So that’s very generous of them,”
put record; previously it stood                                            the shop.                                  sick.”                                   he said. “We have lots of prizes and
at 15.32 metres from the 2010                                                 “I’ve known him since he was                Watson hopes to see himself in the   giveaways from these companies and
season.                                                                    eight and Jason Gordon, who owns           video.                                   other companies, too.”
   Andrew Smith broke an eight-                                            Ninetimes, grew up with him. He’s              “They better edit me in. I’ve got       The video will start at 9 p.m. and is
                                                                           family.”                                   one trick!”                              only a half-hour long, so won’t hinder
year-old CIS record in shot put
                                                                              Other notables include Cam                  The video was filmed by Duey         the rest of anyone’s night.
with a throw of 18.48 meters to
                                                                           Buchan, Mike Campbell and Garret           Foley and edited by Sean Sader, and         “Everyone’s welcome. Come in
win gold. Nolan Machiskinic took
                                                                           McNevin, though there are many             it sticks strictly to street footage.    from nine to 10 and get your night
sixth place in shot put with 16.01
                                                                           other local names in the video.                “Most of it will be footage from     going.”
meters. Machiskinic also placed
                                                                              “Some team members will have            Saskatoon, but there’s footage
sixth in weight throw, tossing                                                                                                                                    Ninetimes premieres their
                                                                           a full section in the video,” said         everywhere, from China, Barcelona
15.91 metres.                                                                                                                                                   video on March 19 at the
                                                                           Watson. “Then there is going to be         and all kinds of other places,” said
   Taylor Petrucha, Lane Britnell                                                                                                                               Broadway Theatre. It’s free!
                                                                           montages of friends and other team         Watson. “None of it is skatepark. It’s




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20 january 2011 • opinions@thesheaf.com • thesheaf.com/opinions • the Sheaf                                                                                       opinions • A9
An existential struggle with digital withdrawal
How an archaic classroom policy became an eye-opening experience

               BRYN BECKER                                                                                                  anyone who has studied entry-         our money by letting professors
               Opinions Writer                                                                                              level psychology. Reducing the        lecture to a sea of faces bathed
                                                                                                                            number of distracting external        in the glow of cell phones and
                    The whole                                                                                               stimuli increases one’s ability       laptops. And it’s not just our
                 traumatic episode                                                                                          to focus on the specific task at      money going to waste — don’t
                 began on the first                                                                                         hand, like actively participating     forget all the knowledge that’s
day of the semester.                                                                                                        in class discussions or absorbing     bouncing off the back of our
   I remember it well. I was sitting                                                                                        information.                          laptops that should be seeping into
at a table in a stuffy Arts Building                                                                                           Yes, some students choose to       our brains.
classroom, thumbing through                                                                                                 take notes on laptops, or like to        Students are going to keep
the course outline that had been                                                                                            follow along with presentation        bringing their devices to class. I
handed to me by a professor who                                                                                             slides or other course material,      will probably be one of them.
had only just walked into the                                                                                               especially in more technical             In most cases no one is going to
room but was already inexplicably                                                                                           classes. But in the three years       object. Still, just for fun, try going
covered in chalk.                                                                                                           I’ve been creepily observing my       through an entire lecture with
   The outline seemed like                                                                                                  classmates’ computer use, I’ve        your laptop in your bag and your
standard fare. No surprises,                                                                                                yet to witness anyone go an entire    phone in your pocket. Maybe that
                                                                                                 graphic by Danni Siemens
really — until I got to the last                                                                                            lecture without repeatedly tabbing    boring class you usually spend
page. There, the second line from      except with cell phones instead of       occasional text message was                 out to engage in something            obsessively refreshing Facebook
the bottom: “computers must be         needles; somehow I had to kick           hurting anyone, right?                      decidedly non-academic. The first     isn’t as lame as you remember. I
turned off; no texting or related      my nasty Facebook freebasing               That was more than two months             person to read this article online    guarantee it will go by faster, and
activities.”                           habit.                                   ago. I’ve managed to refrain                while in class gets bonus points      that you’ll leave a slightly smarter
   The paper slipped out of my           All right, I’m being slightly          from using my various electronic            for proving me right.                 human being.
trembling fingers and fluttered        melodramatic. I didn’t have a            devices in class and as a result my            The experience has shed light         It’s not a massive struggle
down to the table. I felt like I had   nervous breakdown or a near-             perspective on the situation has            on how overly dependent we’ve         to unplug ourselves from our
been given the Black Spot (cue         death experience in class, and I’m       fundamentally changed. Looking              become on our digital devices,        electronic devices, at least for the
nods of approval from English          not desperately addicted to my           back, my initial reaction is almost         and how important it can be to put    duration of a university lecture.
majors and pirate fans). My breath     cell phone or laptop. Well, not          embarrassing.                               them aside, if only while in the      Or at least it shouldn’t be. Maybe
caught in my throat and I broke        quite.                                     I’ve seen first-hand how putting          classroom. Bear in mind, this is a    there are students that can text
out in a cold sweat. My heart            But I was a little bit caught          away the gadgets in the classroom           pretty out-of-character revelation    and take notes on a laptop and
raced. I glanced around the room,      off guard. I knew that some              can dramatically increase the               coming from a guy who lives and       pay attention to what’s going
clammy palms raised in an abject       professors frowned on students           amount of information one can               breathes the Internet and gets        on, all while scoring precious
gesture of disbelief, hoping to        using cell phones during their           absorb and retain, and how it can           more of a tan from his laptop         class participation grades. But
catch a classmate’s eye and share      class, but I had never encountered       make lectures more engaging,                screen than the sun.                  us mortals might be better
a moment of profound incredulity.      any hard-and-fast rules                  fulfilling and entertaining.                   Despite that (and the ridiculous   off sticking to that quill and
   I couldn’t believe it. Didn’t the   prohibiting it. Now I was facing           This is starting to sound like            introduction to this article), it     parchment.
professor know what century it         an all-out ban on electronics,           a preachy high school Public                strikes me as unfortunate that
was? Did he expect me to take          including laptops.                       Service Announcement. Hold on               we’ve reached the point where
notes with a quill and parchment?        I seriously wondered if I was          — hear me out!                              professors have to actively
I could picture the torturous          capable of resisting technological         The cognitive benefits of                 enforce strict no electronics
weeks stretching out in front of       temptation for entire 80-minute          closing a laptop or pocketing               policies in their classrooms. We’re
me with no end in sight. It was        periods. I questioned the prof’s         a cell phone in a classroom                 paying an exorbitant price for
going to be like Trainspotting         rationale — it’s not like the            should come as no surprise to               our education and we’re wasting



Out of the digital fog of Facebook
Rejoice, for there is life after digital death!

               MICHAEL                 The Biologist reported, “the number      user will tell you that Facebook            and so on — is actually helping you   you’re the problem,” or “You’ll be
               CUTHBERTSON             of hours people spend interacting        leaves you self-absorbed and                to connect with others.               back, just wait and see,” I want to
               Opinions Writer         face-to-face has fallen dramatically     paranoid of having missed an all-              I’m sure Immanuel Kant would       make clear that I’m not telling you
                                       since 1987, as the use of electronic     important social event.                     agree with me that Facebook treats    to quit Facebook. However, I ask
                    A few weeks        media has increased.” I’m probably          Undoubtedly, most Facebook               people as means and not ends —        that you meditate for a moment
                 ago I deleted my      quite alone when I say I find this       users know full well these                  which he regards as a very bad        on your pre-Facebook life. Was it
Facebook account.                      devastating.                             problems. However, like habitual            thing. For example, if you add        really so lonely? Were you really
   The site responded like a lover        Most see Facebook as a                users of anything, they think, “I           someone because you want to “pad      that out of the loop? Did you really
hearing the “I don’t think we’re       convenient, effective alternative        have my habit under control.”               your stats,” rather than actually     feel less popular?
right for each other” speech. It       to talking with a living, breathing      Indeed, many Facebook users                 wanting to grow closer to this           Well, that’s all this old-timer has
showed me pictures of friends with     person. I remember a friend telling      maintain healthy social lives. Still,       person, you would be treating them    to say. I now open the floor to your
captions pleading, “Murray will        me, “I like Facebook because you         it’s delusional to think that using         as means.                             spirited defence of the holy and
miss you; Chris will miss you,”        can edit things to sound exactly         Facebook — collecting “friends,”               Now, before you respond with       beloved institution of Facebook.
and so on. Then it asked me, “Why      how you want them to.” He’s right:       broadcasting charming anecdotes             “Facebook’s not the problem,
are you doing this? Do you think       Facebook gives you the time to
we spend too much time together?       sound more clever and eloquent
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communication,” and with that our      the pre-Facebook, shit-hurtling apes
love affair was deactivated.           of our past. Here, science has begun
   News of the breakup was met         to reveal that face-to-face dialogue
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                  In the article “2010 the
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                                                                        been a bit of an issue for me. I’m     some trouble and considerable           you don’t always have. So what
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                                                                           Now take that pat back. If you      a resumé.                               credentials altogether. No one is
                                                                        hadn’t waited so long and wasted          So now it’s time for me to apply     ever going to check to see if you
                                                                        your life, by now you might have       for work and I have virtually           actually did work as a volunteer
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                                                                        you stick with what you know           my family. I’m a hard worker and        creativity!
                                                                        — which I imagine is chips and         have some good skills but it’s             “But Dr. Andy, lying is wrong!”
                                                                        videogames. Go buy a Wii. For          hard to prove that without official     Well duh, of course it is. That’s
                                                                        the first while, simply try to         work experience and no local            why you only lie to get your first
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                                                                                                                                                       to worry about the lie-jobs and
                                                                        (four or five weeks should do it),     scenario to them? Should I just         eventually you don’t need the lie-
         clothes, shoes and accessories                                 buy some sports games to test out
                                                                        your body’s tolerance for more
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                                                                                                               I do?
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                                                                        easy at first, before moving onto                                                *except nothing at all like me,
                                                                        the next stage — real-world              First off, you really could have      with less friends, fewer cars and
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Tapping into the issues of bottled water
Commodifying the world’s most important resource is not in anyone’s best interest

THE BETTER THAN                         at best, or can linger in the natural                                                                                                      Water Treatment Plant meets all,
BOTTLED TEAM                            environment as litter. This leads to                                                                                                       and in most cases is better than,
                                        further pressures on our landfills                                                                                                         rigorous national drinking water
   Here at the University of            and can result in plastic entering the                                                                                                     quality standards.” And despite
Saskatchewan and on campuses            food web (marine species have been                                                                                                         the perception that water fountains
across North America, discussions       known to ingest plastic litter, which                                                                                                      are dirty, the water fountains on
have been mounting over whether         can be detrimental to their health).                                                                                                       our campus are cleaned daily, with
or not bottled water should be             Using public tap water keeps                                                                                                            special attention being paid to the
available. Why is the provision and     water in a local watershed, while                                                                                                          spout and areas which may have
sale of bottled water such an issue?    bottled water generally involves                                                                                                           been touched by hands.
   There are impacts associated with    the transportation of water from                                                                                                              Not only that, but water chlorine
all of our day-to-day decisions. To     one watershed to another. Whether                                                                                                          levels are tested monthly by the
better understand these impacts we      the source of water is groundwater                                                                                                         university’s Workplace Safety and
can ask ourselves questions such        or surface water, the impacts                                                                                                              Environmental Protection division,
as: Where did the materials to make     of extracting water from local                                                                                                             and campus community members
this product come from? How was         watersheds has raised many public                                                                                                          can request further testing if they
it produced? What happens to it         concerns.                                                                                                                                  have concerns.
after we’re done with it?                  As a consumer, choosing to drink                                                                                                           Bottled water may be required as
   Answers to these types of            tap water instead of bottled water                                                                                                         a temporary solution in emergency
questions may illustrate how            reduces negative environmental                                                                                                             situations or in places that do
connected we all are to the global      impacts. As well as being a wise                                                                                                           not have access to safe public
economic market and to broader          environmental choice, tap water                                                                                                            drinking water, but it is clearly not
environmental and social issues.        also averts many of the social costs                                                                                                       a necessity in our city or on our
   One of these important daily         associated with bottled water.                                                                                                             campus.
decisions is whether to drink bottled      When water is placed into a                                                                                                                Whether or not to drink bottled
or tap water.                           profit-driven market, it is often                                                                                                          water is one of many complex
   There are many environmental         sold for around 1,000 times more                                                                                                           global water issues that need to
issues associated with bottled water.   than local tap water. Ultimately,                                                                                                          be considered. Water is more than
A lot of these have to do with          it separates the public into two                                                                                                           a commodity, more than even a
the excessive amount of energy,         groups: those who can and those                                                                                                            human right. Water supports all
petroleum and resources needed to       who cannot pay for drinking water.                                                                                                         humans, all species, all ecosystems
produce, transport and dispose of       In addition to taking money from                                                                                                           — it supports all life. Therefore, we
bottled water.                          consumer’s pockets, paying for                                                                                                             need to make informed decisions
   For example, a large amount          bottled water can reduce public                                                                                                            regarding how we use our shared
of petroleum is required to             access to affordable water that is                                                                                                         water supply.
produce plastic bottles. Further,       clean and safe. For example, bottled
the transportation of bottled water     water availability offers an excuse                                                                                                          The Better Than Bottled Water
(required both in shipping it to        not to improve the accessibility                                                                                                           Team is Shannon Dyck, Amanda
the consumer and then shipping          and functionality of public water                                                                                                          Hunter, Colleen George and Allison
it away to be disposed of) uses a       fountains. Drinking bottled water                                                                                                          Henderson.
lot of energy and leads to carbon       supports private control over water
emissions. Even plastic bottles that    resources that could often be more                                                                                                               World Water Week
are recycled have an impact on the      fairly and affordably distributed
environment. For example, bottles       publicly, ensuring that all citizens         This bottle contained 100 per cent tap water.                      photo illustration by
                                                                                                                                                                                       runs from March 21-
recycled through Saskatoon’s            are able to access safe drinking             water to be distributed by a private     bottled water, we need to answer
                                                                                                                                                                    Pete Yee             25 and will feature
SARCAN facilities are shipped to        water.                                       corporation, such as Coca-Cola           this important question: Is the                           events and speakers
Calgary to be chipped and cleaned          Ultimately, we must ask                   (the distributor of the Dasani water     tap water on our campus safe to                         across the University of
and are then subjected to further       ourselves: who is controlling our
processing elsewhere. These             access to clean drinking water?
                                                                                     sold on our campus), or the City of      drink? The answer is a resounding                       Saskatchewan campus.
                                                                                     Saskatoon, a publicly accountable        “Yes!” Saskatoon’s municipal
resources are not used to produce       What type of water governance                governing body elected by citizens.      water is among the best quality
                                                                                                                                                                                        See usask.ca/water/
the alternative: tap water.             structure do we want to support?                In order for our campus               in all of Canada. According to                            water-week.php for
   When plastic bottles are not         More specifically, we need to ask            community to fully embrace               the City of Saskatoon website,                             more information.
recycled, they end up in a landfill     ourselves if we would prefer our             drinking tap water instead of            “Water produced by the City’s

Students running on Cheez Whiz
March is Nutrition Awareness Month — care, dammit!                                                                                                                                                             research
                                                                                                                                                                                                             treatment
NEIL SPARKES                                                                         how to keep all my components in                                                                                       prevention
The Muse (Memorial Union                                                             tune, how to keep my gas tank full                           www.saskcancer.ca                                     early detection
University)                                                                          and how to get the longest possible
                                                                                     life out of my vehicle. Even if
ST. JOHN’S (CUP) — March is                                                          there were such a guide, I would             School of Radiation Therapy
nutrition awareness month, and if                                                    probably still struggle with basic           The Saskatchewan Cancer Agency invites you to consider a career in radiation therapy.
you’re like me, the last two months                                                  things, like consistent meal times. I        Radiation therapists are important members of the healthcare team in treating cancer.
of neglecting resolutions to eat                                                     can eat breakfast right before I go to       They plan, deliver and provide care and education to people receiving radiation therapy.

better and be less self-destructive                                                  bed, right?                                  If you are interested in building a career that combines patient-focused care with
are starting to catch up.                                                               There are always people who               leading-edge technology, the Saskatchewan School of Radiation Therapy invites you to
                                                                                                                                  apply to become a part of this exciting and rewarding field. The next class will begin
   Even though some                                                                  take dieting too seriously. They             on August 15, 2011.
groundbreaking steps have been                                                       carry light Tupperware lunches and           The Saskatchewan School of Radiation Therapy offers selected candidates a 25-month
taken — like no more Cheez Whiz,                                                     calorie-counter notepads and they            Radiation Therapist diploma program. This includes a didactic affiliation with
since it’s grey before the yellow                                                    lecture you with hateful eyes as you
                                                                                                                                  CancerCare Manitoba and Red River College that requires students to attend two four-
                                                                                                                                  month terms in Winnipeg. Clinical competency is attained at the Saskatoon Cancer
colouring is added — the garbage                                                     order your BLT with double bacon.            Centre and the Allan Blair Cancer Centre in Regina.
is still full of frozen dinner boxes,                                                Unless it’s by doctor’s orders,              Minimum requirements: Successful completion of 30 credits of undergraduate university
bottle caps and Tim Hortons cups.                                                    neurotic obsession with nutrition            classes including: English – 3 credits, Psychology or Sociology – 6 credits, Physics – 6
   Students have limited options                                                     isn’t healthy either.
                                                                                                                                  credits, Anatomy & Physiology – 6 credits and Statistics – 3 credits. For specific course
                                        Mmmmm sodium alginate!                                                                    requirements please visit our website at www.saskcancer.ca under “Our Programs.”
when it comes to buying affordable                   photo by Brian Bennett/Flickr      We all consume things that kill           Successful applicants will have a good background in the sciences, strong technical
food. A loan or line of credit will     chicken burger patty with a side             us: Smoke, soda and McDonald’s               skills and the ability to work with care and precision. Patience, tolerance as well as
only stretch so far once you’ve         of fish sticks, that I should eat            to name a few. But somewhere                 strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are important to have.
lost half of it to winter cab fare      more vegetables. I’m too often               between gluttony and paranoia is             If you are interested in applying please submit a resume, a covering letter indicating which
and spent another chunk at the          satisfied to simply fill the empty           a healthy balance, where smart               clinical site is preferred and original transcripts of post-secondary education, no later than
                                                                                                                                  March 31, 2011 to: Cheryle Thompson, Human Resources Consultant, Allan Blair
bookstore. Kraft Dinner and Mr.         void in my stomach with whatever             choices come from awareness, not             Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4T 7T1
Noodles have as much nutrition as       comes easiest — the path of least            obsession. That’s what Nutrition             For more information visit our website at www.saskcancer.ca or contact one of the
cardboard, but they’re still staples    resistance, if you will. Nutrition is        Awareness Month is about. It’s not           program/site coordinators: Regina: 306-766-2220 Saskatoon: 306-655-2715
of a university diet. Cheap food        something I rarely think about, and          about telling people how to live, but
is too appealing to someone on a        that’s not good.                             reminding people to take care of
budget.                                    The body is a complicated thing.          themselves. Habits can set traps that
   It occurred to me one evening,       I wish my body came with a user              are easy to fall into.
as I prepared another frozen            guide — a manual that told me
A12 • opinions                                                                                                                                              the Sheaf • 17 march 2011

 cAMPUs cHAt                                        if you were on death row, what would you want for your final meal?




                                                        “Why don’t you ask me what                                                                    “Homemade perogies with
                                                                                                        “A hot dog from original
           “A Chinese buffet.”                           I think of peter MacKinnon                                                                    onions, butter and sour
                                                                                                                 Joe’s.”
                                                           and his administration?”                                                                            cream.”
                   -Eli Gana
                                                                                                              -Malcolm radke
                                                              -Michael Kirkpatrick                                                                            -Justine Shenher


     FAkE NEWS OF THE WEEk                                                                                        STRAIGHT TALk WITH
Natural disaster stocks soar
   Shares in earthquakes, flooding, tsunamis,
                                                     Indiana man seeks                                                DALE JUDD
hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions have
                                                     television show                                                           Dale Judd is a        himself in the hoofer ‘n is gettin’ the boot or
                                                        An Indiana man has begun engaging
skyrocketed following a recent string of                                                                                    concerned parent of      some such.
                                                     in reckless and self-destructive behaviour
catastrophic events in the global weather                                                                                   two U of S students.        Well Jeez, least they’re doin’ somethin’ for
                                                     in order to secure a spot for himself on
economy.                                                                                                                    As a student-            once. Not like a guy’s surprised a gaggle of
                                                     A&E’s popular primetime television show
   Edged on by recent flooding in Australia and                                                                             run newspaper,           pinkos ‘er leavin’ one a their own out in the
                                                     Intervention.                                                                                   cold.
New Jersey, and earthquakes in New Zealand                                                                                  Dale’s views are
                                                        Travis Roede, a recent graduate of Purdue                           intended to provide         Speakin’ a droppin’ the gloves, I seen one
and most recently, Japan, investors have been
                                                     University’s drama program, became upset                               an alternative           a the best ‘chel hits in a long time this past
flocking to secure stocks.
                                                     when he was unable to find acting jobs, and                            perspective on           weekend. Lord knows a guy wasn’t actually
   Beginning with the Haitian earthquake
                                                     has said “it’s not because of a lack of gigs…                         events on and             watchin’ the Habs go at ‘er, but on the
disaster in early January 2010, Mayan market
                                                     but I’m a pretty average looking guy, about     around campus, and do not reflect those of      highlight reel I seen one of them French-fries
analysts have continually predicted a sharp rise
                                                     average height, and there just isn’t a market   the Sheaf.                                      gettin’ dished out harder than a trough fulla
in the demand for catastrophic natural disasters.
                                                     for that kind of actor except as an extra. So                                                   pig slop.
Nevertheless, investors are cautioned that
                                                     I figured the best way to get on TV was for        Hey folks, Dale here.                           Ask me, there oughta be more of them
“this is a lucrative, but nevertheless short-term
                                                     people to feel sorry for me.”                      By ‘time this gets on shelves, the new       type of hits. I mean, that video’s seen more
portfolio investment… disaster bonds should
                                                        Roede has since begun consuming              string of commie-hopefuls runnin’ for them      action on the YouTubes than they know what
devalue due to over supply by early 2012.”
                                                     upwards of 20 times the recommended             USSU spots’ll have been announced ‘n all.       to do with. Sure, here ‘n there some Nancy
   Valuations of tectonic plate stocks have done
                                                     daily caloric intake, has been experimenting    I got some predictions on who’s gonna take      might break a vertebrae or two, but that’s the
particularly well, rising 42.3 per cent over the
                                                     with injectable drugs and is in the midst of    this one: either it’s one of them “pre-Law”     nature of the game.
weekend to close at U.S. $56.23 per share.
                                                     developing a serious scab-picking addiction     beret-wearin’ fruit bowls or a pretty lookin’      I figure it’s time to get us some Craig
   An evolving crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi
                                                     in order to develop a name for himself and      broad with some sorta help-the-children deal.   MacTavishin’ and lose the helmets once and
nuclear power plant is expected to contribute to
                                                     hopefully land a spot on the network.              An’ from what I been hearing there’s been    for all.
a further boom in the prices of disaster shares.
                                                                                                     a whole lotta scufflin’ over at yer USSU,
                                                                                                     and now one a them VP’s has gone and shot




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