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The Ubyssey Oct 29, 1993

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The   Evil   on   Hallow's   Eve
by Craig Bavis
The movie in the SUB theatre had just ended and it had put me in an awfully strange mood.
While the Oliver Stone - Noam Chomsky collaboration, Manufacturing Conspiracy: The Quest for
a University of Progressive Conservatives was easily dismissed as radicalist propaganda, something gnawed at me; maybe the thesis wasn't quite so far-fetched. The premise was that UBC
President David Strangway had tried, through the opening of a wormhole, some Huskies, "a little man
living in his pants", the clock tower, and the compliance of a certain misguided Young Conservative
lackey, to replace UBC with UPC, the University of Progressive Conservatives, last Hallow's Eve.
As I thought about it over a Blue Chip Latte, I remembered an article printed in The Ubyssey last year about
some strange occurrences on Halloween last year involving Madonna, engineers, whips and chains, and the clock
tower. Of course the mainstream media had been busy covering the National Referendum at the time, so it was
never addressed. Only The Ubyssey had mentioned the occurrences. As I thought about it even more, it occurred to
me that after that story was published there was suddenly considerable pressure to strangle and censor The Ubyssey.
Suppose Strangway was trying his nefarious plan again, this time making sure to strangle the voice of The Ubyssey
before he made his move... -^
I ran to the library, then Sedgewick, then Law, then every other library on campus searching back issues for that copy of The      \
Ubyssey. There was none on campus, not even in the most useless library on campus; the David Lam research library! As I was
about to leave, a cloaked figure stepped from the shadows and said, "We are the Children of the Sea."
"That's nice." I responded. "What does that have to do with me?"
That's the password, you idiot! You know, from Jennifer Mason's Children of the Sea..."
"Look, I was just using the Library to look up a copy of The Ubyssey..."
"Bad cover story. Where the hell do they get amateurs like you?" the cloaked figure demanded, disgust in her voice. "Everyone
knows the David Lam Library is totally useless and no one comes here. That's why COUP uses it as a secret headquarters. You must
be the volunteer."
"You mean the Coalition to Oppose the University Plan is operating..."
"No time to explain, just get going you fool!" the COUP member interrupted, kicking me out the door and handing me a note.
The note read:
Dear Comrade! Eternal Victory to the oppressed students who oppose the capitalist imperialism of the University Administration... (I
skipped ahead past several more tired Marxist cliches). Your mission is to defeat Strangway and save the Campus by thwarting his imperialist plan to merge the AMS with the UBC administration and create the University of Progressive Conservatives. Proceed to room 304 on
the little-travelled third floor of SUB and receive further instructions, and please pick up a vegetarian pizza from Pie R Squared for us. P.S.
Recycle this Note!
I arrived on the third floor of SUB, passing through the Dog Pound in SUB 260 where several AMS members
were vainly searching for Roger Watts and Bill Dobie, and found room 304, past the SAC tactical nuclear arsenal
and the AMS "Herbal Hydroponics Research Lab". I opened the door and entered the office. "Hello?"
"You must be the volunteer. We don't have much time. We must kill Heimey before midnight." came a
voice from behind a desk.
"Who is Heimey and why are we trying to kill him?" I asked as I watched whit looked to be a
proctologist get up from under a desk.
"Read this." He thrust the copy of The Ubyssey at me that I had been searching for. I read the story,
realizing that Strangway was not an evil imperialist, just possessed by a force bigger than even him that forced him to frequently make devil
horns above his head. "Heimey is a creature that possesses certain males, primarily politicians and bureaucrats. COUP hired me to try and find
a way to stop it. Heimey instills certain extreme, illogical, incoherent right wing values on the individual that obviously no sane person could
support. I have several documented accounts: Preston Manning, Brian Mulroney, Bill Vanderzalm..."
"My God! This is horrible! Is there any cure?"
"Well, I did manage to perform an exorcism on a certain possessed Young Conservative lackey, but unfortunately I was too late, the
damage was done."
"You mean he will never be a productive member of society again?"
"Exactly. He was working as tne Conservative campaign manager in the last election! You'll find Strangway in the steam tunnels under SUB.
Here, you must use this to draw Heimey out."
The proctologist produced what looked like a cock ring, hand carved from wood that appeared to be Sequoia, and handed me a second.
"Use it like this," he explained as he turned to a large potted tulip. "Get the ring on, then twist! I crossed my legs and winced, seeing the mutilated, crushed plant. That is the only way to kill Heimey." the proctologist pronounced.
"Sorry, there are some things that I won't do for UBC, and anything involving Strangway and a cock-ring is one of them" I said as I ran for the
door, now realizing COUP was naving such a hard time getting volunteers for the mission.
I ran down to the second floor and used the secret staircase in the AMS offices (the one that allows AMS execs to beat Pit lineups) to get to the
steam tunnels below SUB. I heard laughing and followed the sounds, I turned the comer and saw a fat figure standing before a candle-ladened
altar, with a drunk Bill Dobie and a drunker Roger Watts handcuffed on either side. The figure turned to me, wait a minute, was that Strangway...?
NO! The possession was worse than COUP had feared, it had gone out of control. The figure that was Strangway was wearing platform
shoes and holding a copy of his latest book. He spoke as I cowered in fear...
"Hello, I'm RUSH STRANGBAUGH, with talent on loan from Heimey! You must be one of those liberal COUP environmentalist wackos sent by
Clinton to destroy the American Dream!"
"Actually, no. Wait a minute, this isn't America, this is Canada!" I responded.
"Oh, right, that comes next year. First I must get Roger and Bill to sign this agreement in blood, merging the AMS and UBC administration. Since
they're drunk it shouldn't be a problem. I was so foolish last year to under estimate the strength of AMS."
I had only seconds to think. I tossed the wooden cock ring at Strangway and it burned his flesh. "Wood! Evil! No!!" he
screeched, writhing on the floor in pain. Obviously this Heimey thing can not stand trees, hence Strangway's plan to
deforest. If the worm-hole had not killed it last year it must have an independent source of power. I desperately tried to
remember all the Star Trek episodes, New Generation and Old, that I had ever seen. Suddenly I spotted something on
the altar - Moon Rocks. /\   A
The rumor was true, Strangway did have his own secret stash of moonrocks. As I looked closer, they were pulsating,    t ^ ~
I grabbed a rock in each hand and crushed them on the nearest hard objects I could find, which unfortunately were the
heads of Bill and Roger. The two rocks shattered, a violent explosion
rocked the campus, and as I saw Strangway's body disintegrate I could have sworn I saw something leap up from his
pants before I was blinded by flying candle wax from the
explosion and was knocked out.
The next morning I clawed my way back to consciousness
to find myself covered with wax and moon rock dust. I got up and
surveyed the steam tunnel. Nothing was left of Strangway, just a
smashed altar, gobs of wax, tons of grey dust, and a pair of snoring
AMS executives. The candlewax in my belly-button was still warm,
but what was that in my pants?
Happy Hallow's Eve to Craig Bavis, who has
won our annual writing contest. If he wants his
mind-blowing and lustful prize, he should
navigate his wav through the seedy underbelly
of the SUB building to room 24IK on Monday
morning and present some identification.
Second and third place honours, respectively, go
to Craig Brett and Greg Rose & Julian Keresztesi.
They, too, have won prizes, though theirs are
predictibly less mind-blowing and lustful. THE UBYSSEY Classifieds
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Is this really the death of 134 clubs?
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by Sara Martin
An AMSadin'O.e Ubyssey on
26 October threatened to
deconstitute 134 clubs.
The Ubyssey, which came out
early Tuesday afternoon, carried
an ad that published the happenings of a SAC meeting that did not
actually occur until 5:30 that
The ad i*ead,"[T]he following
notice of motion was given at the
SAC meeting dated Oct. 26,1993.
That SAC deconstitute the following clubs." It then went on to name
the 134 clubs.
According to Grant Rhodes,
"If they're mad they have to know that I'm mad back..
SAC secretary, the threat to
deconstitute clubs was "on the
grounds that they have not submitted what they need to.
Tve tried since mid-summer
through memos to get clubs to submit their executive lists, membership lists and a budget.
"I dont have time all year to
chase them for it...Clubs have to
Several clubs on the list slot-
tedtobe deconstituted were angry
with the AMS "scare tactics".
Tracy Golab, president ofthe
young Liberal club at UBC, questioned the AMS approach to collecting club documents.
"Why are they always so confrontational , it?s a simple easy problem to fix," Golab said. "Instead of
making everyone pissed off and up
in arms why can't they just say the
clubs have to get their lists in."
Christine Price, chair of students for choice feels the threat
was unexpected.
"We got this memorandum in
our treasurer's file, he doesn't
clearly state what the repercussions are other than T will grow
fangs and claws.' Well what the
hell does that mean," Price said.
"Ifs way too severe, the whole situation is ridiculous."
Dawn Lessowayfrom the NDP
club said, "the ad doesn't say anything, it's just a scare tactic. It's
exactly what they did to The
Ubyssey last year—do what we
want or well shut you down."
Rhodes said his objective was
not to shut the clubs down, but to
force them to comply to a code which
states club documents must be in
one month from clubs days.
"Some clubs are pissed off and
have overreacted. If they're mad
they have to know that Fm mad
back...If s like pulling teeth to get
these things out of clubs," Rhodes
Engineers ask for "more Cheeze please"
..I think it is really cool and important
that we have our own clubhouse"
by Sarah O'Donnell
On top of constantly rising tuition fees, undergrads in the Faculty of Applied Science are being
asked to reach deeper into their
pockets. This time the money is to
save The Cheeze Factory, a social
lounge that has become synonymous with "hardcore" engineers.
The engineers undergraduate
society (EUS) is holding a referendum asking to raise the $25 stu-
dentactivityfeesby $10 ayear over
a two year period in order to clean
up and renovate the Cheeze.
UBC Food Services has expressed interest in taking the land
thatThe Cheeze is on. The Cheeze's
central location would be a prime
spot for a restaurant.
EUS AMS representative Mo
Mansour said "some of the profs
would really like to see Food Services to get it. They don't like the
state that ifs in now. There's no set
time frame to take it over. They
can't take it away unless they have
a reason ... but I think the dean
would see it as an invitation to take
the Cheeze away if we don't pass
Since the civil and mechanical
engineering (CEME) building has
opened, students have lost four out
ofsix club rooms to administration
space. The Cheeze may be the last
remaining social space for engineers.
"Ifs the only thing that keeps
the engineers together as a group,"
Mansour said.
Dean of Applied Science Axle
Meisen was unwilling to comment
on the EUS referendum until it
was completed.
Proposed renovations would
cost about $42,000 and would include a new roof, new flooring,
painting and countless other fix-up
items. Forthisreferendumtopass,
ten percent quorum must be met—
210 people have to vote in favour of
the fee hike.
But EUS president Dean
Ololund said "we don't want it to
just pass. There needs to be an
overwhelming 'yes' or even I won't
be motivated to make it go."
If the students agree to the fee
hike, it will have to be approved by
BoG. The EUS will then apply for
an interest free student loan from
the AMS and begin renovations in
The last time any significant
amount of money was put into the
Cheeze was in 1983.
"And the position we're in now
is the building isnt really usable
and ifs a pigsty. And those are the
two things that the dean [of applied science] doesn't like about it
either," Ololund said.
"As long as we fix those things
everybody's happy, and the Dean
may even put some money in to it,"
It's more than just a beer guzzling Joint, it's a home.
he said.
Reaction to the $20 fee hike
among engineers is mixed. A second year engineering physics student said "the $20 bucks is a drag,
but I think it is really cool and
important that we have our own
A second year mechanical engineer said, Tm not really happy
about the fee hike, but we need to
have somewhere to go since our
club space is constantly being
taken over by office space."
Not all engineering students
think it is worth $20 to fix the
holes in The Cheeze. Many felt
that the fee hikes were simply
ics student said, "Why should I
waste $20 to fix up a building that
only hardcore red jackets go in? I
wish that Food Services would take
it over. At least I would want to go
in it then."
The fate of The Cheeze will be
decidedin the upcoming week. The
referendum will be held in CEME
foyer and most ofthe Applied Science Buildings from 01-03 November from 8:00am-4:30pm.
Police protect nazis...protestors arrested
"...tell government not to apologize on my behalf for historical sins or to today's accusers"
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by Taivo Evard
Anti-nazis believe the police
are protecting the nazis and actively working to discourage participation in demonstrations by
making an example of protestors.
At an information session at
the La Quena Coffee House on
Wednesday night, one of the
speakers noted that the same
undercover officers have been involved in making arrests on different occasions, citing "a calculated attempt [by police] to
criminalize and discourage those
involvedin anti-fascist activities."
John Lipscomb, a former
AMS director of finance, was
charged with assault after a 6
May demonstration in which he
participated as an anti-Nazi protestor. Lipscomb's lawyer was
given 13 minutes worth of surveillance video footage taken by
the police, which he presented at
the La Quena meeting.
The footage includes a running commentary by the officers
filming the protest, including derogatory remarks towards the
protestors, homosexuals and
In a police report on the 6
May incident, under the heading
"Police Concerns?', constable Brian
Hynes states "we can only presume that this incident has direct parallels to Abortion Clinic
protests & Logging Road demonstrations."
"They [police] don't realize
that the political forces .are
different...and thafs curious,"
said Lipscomb, as he said the
protest was not an act of civil
"Police Concerns" goes on to
say "Water Street fortunately was
devoid of much pedestrian and
tourist shopping traffic. This
event made the national news for
a number of days later, and was
widely reported in the print media."
Police voiced concern only
about the demonstration's exposure and publicity. The content of
the planned lecture and political
orientations ofthe alleged nazis
did not raise concern, though police did comment on protestors'
attitudes; "all are passionately
opposed, to alleged right wing
racist, homophobic, individuals
who espouse different philosophies to themselves(sic)."
Vancouver police media liaison officer Val Harrison said
police investigations are never
political or partisan in scope.
In the surveillance video, police zoom in for an extended shot on
a woman's chest, pan down for a
crotch shot, and rate the appearance of women on the scene, referring to one as a Tat cow". They call
Lipscomb "the shit with the beard
and long hair", and express disbelief when one ofthe alleged nazis is
arrested. Police also express revulsion when twomale protestors greet
each other with a hug.
Lipscomb is perplexed as to
why, in the video, police comment
the protestors are being "provoked"
and "egged on" andthealleged nazis
"ask for all they get," yet the anti-
nazis are the only ones being
charged. "If they were saying on
the one hand that he provoked it,
then why are they laying eight
charges?" Lipscomb questioned.
After a scuffle at the 6 May
protest that was organized by Ron
GosticattheProcultlnstitute, eight
assault charges were laid against
six anti-nazi demonstrators who
blocked individuals from entering
the building. None of the alleged
nazis were charged. Those charged
believe that a 12 page letter written to police chief Bill Marshall
from Jud Cyllorn, owner of the
Procult Institute, may have something to do with charges being laid.
Aside from complaining about
police inaction at the demonstration, Cyllorn's letter calls
multiculturalism a "six billion [$]
per year fallacy", refers to Native
land claims as "multi-billion dollar
actions against the people of
Canada", and makes references to
his book, Stop Apologizing, widely
condemned as racist and
homophobic. He posits that his sec-
tionin the bookonmulticulturalism
was included with the intent to
"tell government not to apologize
on my behalf for historical sins or
to today's accusers."
Gostik believes that multi-racial society "infers a deliberate race-
mixing which usually brings tension, violence, race problems, and
ultimately mongrelization."
Ernest Britski, the individual
allegedly assaulted by Lipscomb,
has similar beliefs; "I didn't buy
any guns from Larry Kish [gun
shop at 1st and Commercial] because my wife wouldn't let me. But
the war's coming. All ifs gonna
take is a spark. Maybe a stock
market crash to expose the Jews,
maybejustone Chinaman too many
coming over here. More and more
people are seeing things our way
all the time. They're fed up with
not being able to afford a house
because of chinks, or payin' interest rates jacked up by the Jews."
EE§ Project
Nov 1,1993
12:30 -1:30 pm
ROOM 212
A brief slide presentation
will be followed by a
question and answer period.
For additional information contact:
Campus Planning & Development,
822S228 or Community Relations,
822-3131 th§A^sjcmtiVjS^a^fwm
.. .of sandy claws & ooogie boogie man
by Gregg McNally
Out of all the new fall movies, the one that catches the eye
the most is Tim Burton's latest offering. A Nightmare Before
Christmas is a revolutionary masterpiece of animation.
I checked this flick out last Wednesday in a special sneak
preview, held only for journalists and close friends of Mr.
Burton himself. At least that was the impression I was under
before I walked into the theatre.
I was surprised to find a large line-up at the ticket counter.
"Hmrm, that's strange,"I said to my friend Ralph, "do you think
we have to wait in the line too?" We soon found out that, yes
we did have to wait in the line, and for a bloody long time too.
It turned
out that every
kid and his
parent were at
the movie,
getting their
tickets courtesy of some
rock and roll
station which
will go unnamed, and
that kinda hip,
kinda happening, kinda
kooky TV station on channel 13. That
sure is nice of
those guys, I
thought to myself (honest).
The baby
boomer radio station disc jockey dude turned on the mic with
a hiss of distortion, (good to see that he is familiar with those
things) and cracked some really bad jokes about how he meant
to do that Sure, Pee-Wee. He then told us that any of the movie
posters will litde orange dots were winning posters and that
anyone with one should come on down to pick up their prize.
Ralph and I looked around frantically for any extra
posters. There werenone.Weaskedthekidbehindus where the
hell he got his poster, and he said that they were passing them
out as he came in. Scam! The little ankle-biters took them all!
Well, on with the movie. This flick is based on a story that
Tim Burton wrote twelve years ago (that's what I call pre-
production). He also produced the movie along with Denise
Di Novi. Director Henry Selick oversaw all aspects of this
colossal movie that required fourteen animators. The movie
was brilliant The animation is so good, that once in a while
you wonder if the characters are actually real.
The plot of the movie consists of Jack Skellington, the
prodigal son of Halloweentown, and his discovery of
Christmastown. He grooves the place and wants to give it a
Halloween touch. He screws it up quite badly, and Santa, who
was taken hostage by three litde devils. Lock, Shock, and
Barrel, is released and comes to the rescue.
The movie has a lot of singing and dancing but Burton
and his company of animators pull itoftsansfromage. The real
bonus to stop-motion animation is that it makes these other-
wordly characters seem as if they are alive. Little things like
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the wall and
in the snow
from a footprint make
this movie
very enjoyable. Burton
takes it a step
further by
putting in
camera pans
during the action scenes
(stop and
think about
that for a moment) and
real smoke
and fire into
the shots as
well. That's
almost   too
small to notice, but it makes you appreciate the amount of
work that went into this film.
It's funny that the harder the crew works on a stop- ■
motion movie, the smoother the film runs, and the less the ^
audience notices. Sixty seconds of film tookroughly one week
to create.
This film is a definite must-see, and it should be noted
that although created for litde kids, it's supreme production
values and dazzling characters will entertain everyone who
sees it
■^        Just to be clear, after just one year the Sick and Twisted
• V"! Festival of Animation is no longer just a collection of movies.
JjjJ        It can now be classified as an Event.
^T"      Although I didn't know about this before I arrived at the
•" theater, the long line up to. get in, the merchandising, the people in
, the audience throwing beach balls at each other and the announcer
Jmt wh° £*-* •f'**s already psyched up audience even more psyched up left
_i_j no doubt as to this show's status.
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^•"*_; the lights came down I had nothing butmy Spike and Mike poster
and my Spike and Mike barf 'bag (not a joke) to protect me from the
Scorning onslaught.
To be qualified as sick or twisted, a short movie must have
{mt either sex, violence, physical deformity, fecal matter, or sane
_ j combination of these. There was one non-sick cartoon, and that
^ was something called Infrared Roses Revisited, a tribute to the
S Grateful Dead. This one was incredibly beautiful, but weird enough
to make the cutoff.
O The physical deformity series was probably the funniest, as the
animators were usually able to turn these films to jokes on
^^everybody else. Other highlights included the No Neck Joe series of
shorts, Horndog (about the dog that always seems to be humping
^ your leg,) and Brian's Brain.
fH The violent cartoons could be divided into two categories:
^J those that attempted something original and were funny, and those
W that just wanted to show blood. Triassic Parking Lot and The Little
^» Yellow Bird were great. The Mutilator and Slaughter Day were
S slightly short of stupid. There were some great ones left in between.
The shit cartoons were the worst ofthe evening. There isn't
very much you can do when your cartoon is based around
O excrement. It is possible that I misunderstood this segment. Maybe
the animators were trying to push the point by showing just how
{j) limited the possibilities are for humour, and so scaring off anybody
foolish enough to try it in the future. Real subtle.
^w       The old exception here was Empty Roll (about what to do
X^ when you are out of toilet paper), but probably only because this
Cone was around for a few years.
The sex cartoons were the ones that I found the most amusing,
^ probably because of all the sick and twisted possibilities that can
^ happen here. Oddly, the best cartoon ofthe evening—a member of
_ this category—was the one closest to reality. The cartoon I'm
*" referring to here is Wrong Hole, a graphic description of The First
- . Time.
w        The split between new and old was about fifty-fifty, so if you
\**\ went to last year's show you probably already saw a few. Still, for
QJ those that like this kind of thing it was still worth coming. With 32
w cartoons, anybody who is even mildly sick or just slightly twisted
ft-aH will probably find something here to enjoy and be grossed out over.
Squeamish people beware!
jays win!!! *
*tand unrest plays, too)
by Judy Chun
Tiie Blue Jays would win on game six of the World Series last
Saturday—I knew that It was the,same deal last year. I went to see
Basehead at the Rivoli, in little old T.O. on that magical evening
last October when the Jays' won Canada's first World Series
I had to forcibly remove myself from the front of my television
set and go out to a conceit I had previously agreed to review, in
clear demonstration of my lack of foresight and lack of faith in the
mighty Jays' ability to win.
with Special Guests
in our newly souped up
Grad Centre Ballroom
Tix available at Koerner's Pub & AMS Box Office
$6 for graduate students
$8 at the door & non-grads
(Proceeds to the Graduate Student Legal Defence Fund)
6371 Crescent Road
oh, those wacky neutrinos
by David Buchanan
The emcee for the Science, Technology and Society lecture on Sunday evening at the Orpheum
Theatre began by thanking Toronto Blue Jay Joe Carter for hitting a home run in the bottom of the
ninth inning die previous evening. He said that he would not have wanted that evening's lecture to
compete with the seventh game of the World Series.
There was an air of drama as MIT physicist Phillip Morrison rode his motorized scooter onto
the dimly lit stage and then rose and slowly walked with the aid of two canes to a sitting position on
a table.
Doctor Morrison began his distinguished career working under Robert Oppenheimer, creating
the atomic bomb. After this, he and a colleague began the new field of SETT. (Search for Extra-
Terrestrial Intelligence) in which researchers are still actively involved. He is the author of numerous
books and articles and is a book reviewer for Scientific American.
The tide of his Sunday evening lecture was "Radiance Without Shadows." It seems as though
there is more out there in the universe than meets the eye.
Measurements of our galaxy, the Milky Way, reveal that it is about ten times heavier than the
matter that we can see. Physicists have busied themselves trying to figure out what this unseen stuff
(the radiance without shadows) is.
Morrison is betting that most of the so-called missing matter is in the form of exotic elementary
particles called neutrinos.
The existence of neutrinos may seem like a dull fact vaguely recalled from high school physics
class. However, it may interest you to know that each second you (and everyone around you) emits
about 200 neutrinos. Potassium is contained in every living cell in our bodies and it spontaneously
undergoes radioactive decay, resulting in the release of neutrinos.
Since they are central to his version of the theory of the missing mass, Morrison spent a lot of
time Sunday evening talking about neutrinos. He explained that there are huge numbers of them
constantly bombarding the Earth, but they rarely interact with other particles and thus they are
difficult to detect
Morrison likens the process of finding these elusive particles to playing a lottery. If you buy
enough tickets you will win and if you wait long enough in the right spot with the right equipment
you will detect some neutrinos.
So physicists, being the patient people they are, have set up huge tanks of water far underground (in order to guard against detecting ordinary particles that are absorbed by the earth) to wait
for a neutrino or two to strike.
Their patience paid off in 1987 when a supernova explosion in a nearby galaxy was detected
here on earth. Two of the tanks, one in the United States and one in Japan, recorded a number of
neutrino interactions at exactly the same time.
What is most remarkable about the whole thing is that the galaxy that contained the supernova
is never visible in the Northern Hemisphere. Hence the neutrinos that were detected must have first
contacted the Earth in the Southern Hemisphere and travelled all the way through the diameter of the
Earth in order to reach the tanks!
Morrison thinks that there are enough neutrinos around to make them the best candidates for the
dark matter.
Sunday night's lecture was the second in a series presented by the Institute for Science,
Engineering and Public Policy and Dr. Morrison was a superb choice for a speaker. He communicates scientific ideas to a general audience very effectively and is an entertaining speaker.
So, as I was saying, this year was the same old thing. Different city—same dilemma. Yes, I had been looking forward to seeing
Washington D.C.'s Unrest translate their quirky mix of noise-pop
and loungey cheesiness to a live show. But it was game six, the
seventh inning, and the Jays were behind 5-6.
However, responsibility finally took hold of me and I left for
the gig. I walked into the Town Pump just in time to see Joe Carter
win the World Series for the team, with a definitive three run
homer. Festivity was in the air, and I was going to celebrate
alongside the melodic sounds of Unrest
After a rather tedious set by Stereolab (why hasn't anyone told
them that the Manchester thing is over?) Unrest bounded right into
the bubbly, infectious harmonies with sped up guitars and groovy
riffs that 1 was looking forward to. I bopped right along to cheery
"Cath Carroll" thinking about how great it was that Tony Fernandez
got traded back to Toronto in time to win himself a World Series
But then die music became bittersweet Vocalist/guitarist Mark
Robinson started to strum the heart-tearing opening chords of the
seriously melancholy "Breather x.o.x.o." and I started to think of
the misery that must have been hanging heavy that night in the
Philly's clubhouse.
And Unrest didn't stop swinging me back and forth between
giddy happiness and reflective sorrow, making me feel like some
idiotic manic depressive. The band played a mix of happy and sad
highlights from their back catalogue, especially from last year's
IMPERIAL FFRR, and featured tunes from their latest PERFECT
TEETH, the major label debut produced by Simon Le Bon (that's
right—the Duranie).
When I left the Basehead gig last October, Queen Street was
swarmed with fans revelling in the Jays' victory. It was a friendly
chaos—joy was the common feeling amongst all. But when I left
the Town Pump last Saturday thinking about the juxtaposition of
polar opposite emotions in the music of Unrest remembering that
for every winner, there is always a loser.
A friend of
mine attended a birthday party when she
was a little girl. At that party, they ate off of plates and
drank from cups with the Planters Peanuts Mr. Peanut
character on them. The mother of whoever's birthday
it was had found out minutes before the party began
that her husband of many decades had been cheating
on her with her best friend.
My friend has a photo of all of the
kids at the party. The mother is in the background, holding a Mr. Peanut cup. She
has a forced smile on her face, but
it's painful to look at her—
you can feel her
her em-
ment at knowing that all of the
other parents attheparty
knew of her husband and her
best friend.
My friends and I thus coined the term Mr. Peanut cup
for that feeling of embarrassment you get when you witness
someone else doing something embarrassing. For example,
you get Mr. Peanut cup when you see someone make a fool
of themselves as they trip on their shoelaces in a crowded
cafeteria  and spill soup  all  over themselves.
You also get Mr. Peanut cup when you listen to
Jennifer Mason's, debut albut Mothers of the World.
This album is so bad that I couldn't even finish the
entire CD. I fast-forwarded through the last five songs.
Mason interprets lullabies from various cultures—
all in a sappy sixties-isn't-dead-yet mixed with an
irritating what-happens-when-you-put-Opera-and-
digital-keyboards-together style that transcends the
epitaph ofWaste of Vinyl.
The overwhelming feeling one takes away
from listening to this CD is pity. Not for Jennifer Mason, but for a world inhabited by
people who would actually buy and enjoy
mr. peanut cup for Jennifer mason
lau discusses
sex, power and
the impossibility
of intimacy
by Tanya Storr
The old man in one of Evelyn Lau's Stories searches for a name for the prostitute who visits him once:
week. He tries "Cuddles" and "Lolita," but neither seem to fit perfectly.
She throws out a name as a suggestion, but he rejects it saying it doesn't suit her at all. Little does he
realize it is her real name.
This scene apdy sums up the isolation and alienation of the characters in Chinese-Canadian writer
Evelyn Lau's new book. Fresh Girls and Other Stories. Lau's stories detail encounters between prostitutes
and the men who hire them to fulfill specific sexual roles.
Often painful and bitterly ironic, Lau's stories contrast the roles the prostitutes are forced to play while
working with their daily lives. For example, the protagonist of "The Session" wears a leather suit and a
studded collar to work, but changes into a teddy with a pink ribbon when she goes home.
In "The Old Man," the prostitute must follow certain codes and high standards set by the old man, but
the narrator slips inside her head and tells us what she is thinking. We feel the woman's disgust when he
kisses her, "his tongue like an insistent offering of half-cooked meat."
The disturbingly bleak picture presented by Lau's stories in Fresh Girls prompted one audience member
to ask if she would ever write anything positive about sex.
"I'm working on that right now," Lau responded. "I think there can be intimacy in relationships, but sex
in these stories is more of a way of exerting power over someone else."
When asked if she's always been this articulate, Lau discussed the difficulties of translating feelings or
ideas into writing, and of translating writing into speech.
"What you think is. even better than whatyou write, and what you write is better than what you say."
Judging by her work and reading, 22 year-old Lau is certainly a very talented thinker, writer, and
The University of British Columbia
... presents.
by Bernard Shaw
A comedy of medical manners
Directed by Christopher Gaze
Curtain 8:00 pm • 2 for 1 Special Preview - November 10
PHONE: 822-2678
Support your Campus Theatre THEUBYSSEY Op / Ed
"It's not illegal unless you get caught."
She was last year's newsmaker of the year.
She called Strangway on his evil deeds.
She raised the alarm on BC Transit's extortion.
She battled fiercely for freedom of expression.
She was one of the great ones.
Most popular person on campus. Unyielding advocate ofthe downtrodden. Martyr voice of those who could not find their own voice.
Then she got caught.
Today we asked the UBC community to reminisce about Frances
Foran, that her memory will never leave this campus. It seemed like a
good time to bring her back: today is her birthday. Though she has left
UBC for bigger and not much better things, she will not soon be
forgotten by the many people whose lives she touched.
Larry McCarthy, a second year Science student, has fond memories of her active participation in his forestry class. His friend Peter
Chi u knew Frances as a Ubyssey writer. A law student, he admired her
for her rational voice and ebullient outlook. Jason Sigrudsen, ofthe
Young Reformers Club recalls, "Even when we disagreed she would
always win me over with her positive personality. I think I was really
smitten by her." David Strangelove, a powerful local tycoon, says,"I
really appreciated the voice of reason she brought to this school."
But enough of this shloggy romance shit. Frances was a hardcore
woman who would surely not be interested in a romantic reminiscence
of her impact on the Ubyssey. Her greatest skill was unapologetically
to piss people off and my she did it so well. We are particularily pleased
at her ability to raise the ire of our self-righteous AMS executive. On a
campus headed by an apathetic and ineffective student government (of
which one editor was once a member) she introduced a healthy
atmosphere of active and effective opposition.
The sense of self-delusion which prevailed on council was satirically noted in her AMS fashion files. The now unforgettable quote, "it's
not illegal unless you get caught", became the focal point ofthe AMS
censorship campaign. The moral hackles which she raised have shown
the frightening power which student government has to make decisions
based on their own limited perspepectives of what should and should
not be printed for the students to view.
Somehow, the notion of being elected by less than ten percent of
students gives you godly power. Pinochet and Idi Amin slobber in their
The kind of voice that Frances brought to debate on this campus—
informed, passionate, sometimes shocking—is sorely needed. It is an
endangered voice, not only on this campus but elsewhere in society. A
country as politically confused and culturally threatened as Canada
needs louder debate, not more centralized and ineffective media. If
more people like Frances would inject intelligent, caring criticism of
their leaders—in school, at work, in Parliament—then the deficit
would disappear and collective stress would be drastically reduced. All
of Frances' many fans in Vancouver look to her to teach them and their
compatriates to think and ultimately, to create.
Learn. Create. Lead. And exercise your right to express yourself as
freely as you know you are entitled to. In the words ofthe ever-astute
and hard-working Frances Foran, "It's five in the morning! I can say
what the fuck I want!"
Happy Birthday, Frances. We will always love you.
THE UBYSSEY 29 October 1993
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The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma Mater
Society ofthe University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those
ofthe staff and not necessarily those of the university administration, or
ofthe publisher. The editorial office is Room 241K ofthe Student Union
Building. Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-
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"The Only Tourist in Havana Turns Hip Thoughts Homeward"
by Leonard Cohen
Come, my brothers and sisters let us govern UBC, let us find our
serious heads.let us dump asbestos on the Cheez factory, let us make
Sara Martin talk English, not only here but everywhere, let us torture
Graham Cook and Steve Chow individually until they confess, let us
purge Sarah O'Donnell let us encourage Scotia Gilroy and TeBsa Moon
so they'll be lenient when they take over, let us make Christine Price
and Dinos Kyrou talk English, let Bob Beck all lean in one direction
and float down to the coast of Florida, let Siobhan Roantree have
tourism, let Ted Young Ing flirt with the enemy, let Ruta Fluxgold
smelt pig-iron in our back yards, let Brent Galster sell snow to underdeveloped nations (Ib it true one of our editors was a Roman Catholic?),
let us terrorize David Buchanan, let us unite Tanya Storr and Ron
Eichler, let Judy Chun and Gerry Straathofq not take it lying down, let
us have two Bob Main's at the same time, let us have another Liz van
Assum, let us determine what Niva Chow will be, let us give Gregg
McNally to the most original suggestion, let us teach sex in the
wigwam to Taivo Evard,let us threaten to join the Campus Times and
pull out at the last moment, my brothers and sisters, come our serious
heads are waiting for us somewhere like Frances Forans after a coup
d'etat, let us challenge them very quickly and fight against the stony
silence ofthe nostalgia culture.
Coordinating Editor. Douglas Ferris
News Coordinator: Graham Cook
News Editors: Sara Martin, Taivo Evard
Culture Coordinator Steve "Hold Mine" Chow
Culture Editor: Ted Young-lng
Photography Coordinator: Siobhan Roantree
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Parking—a modest proposal
by Mariela Meyer
Parking. Being one of the
thousands of students who drive
or are driven to school everyday, I
have lots to say about parking.
In late September, I parked
out on West Mall, by gate eight,
just across the street from the
Botanical Gardens. This was a
popular parking place last year
since ifs not really much farther
than the B lots, and it is free.
After I parked my car, I made
sure to check for no parking signs,
permit only signs, and yellow
curbs. There were none of these,
so off to class I went.
Later that evening, when I
went back to my car, there was a
ticket on my window. Inside it
read "no parking on roadway"—
yet there was no indication anywhere that would inform me that
I am not allowed to park there.
I hopped into my car and
drove down to the UBC Parking
and Security office to clarify this
problem as soon as possible.
When it was finally my turn
in line, I began to explain that it
was unfair that I had received a
ticket. They were already familiar
with the area and had obviously
already received complaints. They
told me that it would be a long
time before they put up signs, but
well, you know how it is, they sympathized with me (and the others
who had received tickets), and since
this is my first "offense", they would
change my ticket to a warning, but it
would stay on my record.
They then told me "if you think
you found a free parking space on
campus, forget it, you are not allowed
to park there."
UBCs attitude is that they have
to provide us with an education, but
they never said they would provide
us with parking. So beware—unless
you plugmoney into a parking meter,
pay at a parkade, or pay for a permit,
you will get a ticket.
The only free parking that I am
familiar with is street parking along
Marine Drive. The only reason this is
not meter parking is because it is
considered off campus, so it is RCMP
jurisdiction and regular parkinglaws
In the early hours of the morning, there is a rat race for the close
free parking, especially outside of
Nitobe Gardens, Place Vanier, and
Totem. What annoys my carpool
members and I is the gaps between
the cars that park there are huge,
many times up to half or three quarters ofthe length of a small car!
In desert areas of the world,
water is scarce but it is used sparingly and shared. At UBC, free
parking, especially close free parking, is scarce and should be used
sparingly, and shared.
In my anger in seeing space
being wasted every day, I came up
with a solution that, if followed, will
save many more students from
walking that extra twenty minutes
to get-free parking. I propose that in
the mornings, or whenever you replace someone, you pull up as close
to your destination as realistically
possible, without blocking cars behind or in front of you. If you leave
more than half a meter, you are
wasting space.
For those of you who park in
front ofthe Botanical Gardens, or
out toward sixteenth, park so you
leave less than half a meter for
maneuvering in front and behind
you. In other words, everyone should
be parking as close to campus centers as possible.
Sharing might take you a few
more minutes in parallel parking,
but you'll be saving someone else a
twenty-minute walk. If you arrive
early enough, and happen to see
people sleeping in their cars and
occupying more than their share of
space wake them up and ask them
to move up.
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All photogs and writers interested in contributing please come to SUB 241K on Tuesday 02 Nov. at 12:30. FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER  1993
THE UBYSSEY Perspective
Thoughts on a
road-and an arrest
by Emily MacNalr
I remember walking down the
road for what felt like the hundredth time that day. There were
over two hundred people sitting
waiting for the trucks to come.
When the police arrived they
weren't certain about what to do
with all the people. In the end they
decided to arrest them all.
It was a long process and one of
the most painful days on the road
that I could remember. They
brought in buses but still had to do
several trips back and forth to
Ucluelet. I had ample time to think.
I had stood on the edges of that road
many mornings over the summer
and each time it was more difficult
to justify remaining on the outside
ofthe bright orange lines. Someone
painted them on so protestors woul d
see the difference between what
was legal and what wasn't.
That morning, my rage and
grief were pushed too far and I
stepped on to the road. For weeks I
had been explaining to newcomers
in the camp that getting arrested
was not an easy thing to do, that it
took courage. At that moment it felt
like the easiest thi ng in the worl d to
do. What had kept me outside those
lines was not my own reasoning—it
was the voices of concerned people
telling me I would ruin opportunities, that my education might suffer.
I didn't fear the consequences,
I feared not taking a stand. What I
feared seeing was yet another piece
of pristine wilderness becoming a
wasteland. More mountains and
valleys stripped bare and streams
poisoned and habitats destroyed;
an entire rich ancient ecosystem
under the thumb of a corporation
with immediate profit in sight.
My concern was for the future
with no more old growth tracts and
only areas of vast erosion or rows of
identical poorly planted trees in
degraded soil; a future where communities which currently live on
forestry have no forest to live on; a
future where government recognizes the indigenous peoples right
to the land only when every rich
resource has been used up; a future
where people still don't value anything but pure economics and see
no worth in other species or the
very plants that allowus to breathe.
My questions were not aimed
at the courts or the law. My questions were aimed at the multinationals and a corrupt government. I
never once thought of what I was
doing as criminal. Since then I have
been told many times by many
people that it was.
The police were nice to us and
I mostly felt sorry for them. They
looked uncomfortable with the
whole situation. They took us to the
community center because the jail
couldn't hold us. It took most ofthe
day to process us and release us. We
stood in long lines to have our photos taken and to sign documents.
One policewoman looked especially
irritated and we joked with her
about the need for lots of security to
prevent us from blocking traffic in
town. She finally smiled.
My return to life in the camp
was easy. The people there understood why I had made the choice I
did. When I returned to the city,
things became frustrating.
The first court case began soon
after I arrived back in Vancouver. I
never imagined how difficult it
would be to deal with the legal
situation while in school, from a
different city. All my information
was second hand. For a long time
we were told we would be denied
legal aid and then I was told Fd be
lucky to find a lawyer with the long
court cases, mass trials and unsure
court dates. Most people were unsure about how to represent themselves and some hadn't found lawyers in time. Those who were representing themselves became more
and more concerned about losing
their jobs or having to drop out of
school. I wondered whether the
court procedure was supposed to be
punishing them before they were
found guilty.
Fortunately, legal ai d assigned
me a lawyer who was willing to go
to court whenever my case might
begin. I went to several meetings
where lawyers spoke of this mass
trial being unprecedented and had
no possible predictions as to how
long they could go on for, or what
the verdict might be. School became
more and more difficult to concentrate on over the two months it took
for the first trial to be completed.
Before the trial had ended the
judge publicly stated he felt the
protestors were a threat to democracy. I had always viewed a democracy as a place where people could
protest freely and peacefully, even
in actsof civil disobedience, in order
to voice their concerns and enforce
their right to disagree with a government or corporation. The judge
didn't agree.
His verdict was that the first
50 protestors were guilty of criminal contempt of court and would
serve 45 days in jail and pay $1500
to the courts. I was alone in my
house when I first heard it and I
cried for a long time. My emotional
response stemmed from the shock
that the courts were i n effect sayi ng
that we were criminal and dangerous. I thoughtofassaultcases where
people received suspended sentences, fines or community service.
We were worse than those people.
While I was crying I repeated over
and over to myself that I wasn't a
criminal for what I had done.
I still haven't been to court. I go
very soon and I'm looking forward
to it being over. The new sentencing
with reduced fines andhouse arrest
seems much more reasonable to
me. It wiil allow me to serve my
sentence while going to school and
I won't have to go through the long
appeal procedure.
When I was arrested I was
ready to deal with jail; I still am. I'm
not certain I'm ready to deal with
the other things this experience has
taught me.
Many people feel I deserve to
go to jail because I broke the law.
It's very straightforward for them.
Others will never understand why
I questioned a government decision
in the first place. I never realized
laws were made to protect government and industry; I thought laws
were made to protect the people. I
believe -people have the right to
protest peacefully and anyone who
doesn't must re vie w what they value
in society. I do not value silence at
the cost of my convictions. I will
never be sorry for what I did. I am
not dangerous and I am not a criminal.
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17, 1993. Winners will be drawn on lanuary 10, 1993. THE UBYSSEY Perspective
Disabled hindered by ignorance, lack of access
by Tessa Moon
In more than one way, the UBC
campus is inaccessible to students
with disabilities.
"We're doingmore than enough
for them [disabled students]. There
are special schools for them. Why
do we have to accomodate them?"
asked one student who refused to
be named, "The money [which funds
the Disability resource Centre]
could be going to something like
improving the cafeteria or fixing up
While few individuals hold
such opinions, an attitude problem
toward disabled students exists.
Student representative to the
board of governors Orvin Lau said,
Tve heard of cases of faculty being
biased against students with disabilities. I wont name names, but
there are people who say Mf you're
disabled, that's just too bad.'
"Ifs a problem because we're
the body directly responsible for
this sort of thing. If you're not disabled yourself, ifs hard to remember the problem exists. We need to
be reminded," Lau said.
One of the 40-odd students
whoidentified himself as mobility-
impaired said the problem extends
outside the classroom. "If you're in
a wheelchair, people just assume
you're helpless or lost. I've had
people just say "let me help you
with thaf and start pushing without waiting for me to answer. [I]
tell them to just fuck off."
No-one can remember the last
time a disabled person served on
AMS council or on elected positions on student undergraduate
AMS coordinator of external
affairs Carol Forsythe said "they
have enough to do trying to get
around campus.... The elevators
are always breaking down ... if
AIDS, HIV is sexless
you're in a wheelchair or some-
thingjustgettingtomeeting rooms
would be a problem."
Michael Hughes, another student representative to the board of
governors, has different ideas.
"They [disabled students] probably
don't have much organizational
skills," he said, "or not much time
to develop them."
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) has been working to get
around the physical accessibility
problems since September 1991.
Improvements made since then include: drive-in shower stalls in
campus residences; Telereg
through TDD (Telephone Device
for the Deaf); more elevators; inclined ramps and reserve parking;
enhanced library service; and mobility, research, reading and
notetaking assistants. Beginning
this year, sign language interpreter services are being offered to
the hearing- and speech-impaired.
Statistics from the DRC suggests that the number of UBC stu-
by Tracey Allan
I could start this discussion on
AIDS by introducing some universal "truths" like AIDS is an epidemic, AIDS is affecting everyone's
lives or AIDS is not going away.
But the real issue for me lies in that
once again women's issues are
viewed as less important!
I know what it feels like to
watch someone you love die. I lost
my Dad to AIDS related illnesses
and it really took me by surprise. I
am not in any way suggesting that
men dying from AIDS related illnesses are insignificant. It is very
However just because there
are more men dying of AIDS does
not make it of greater importance
than the women who are infected
with HIV. There are women dying
from the disease, not in as great of
number but they are dying. There
is a notable lack of both financial
support and emotional support for
these women. The gay male community obviously has a very different agenda than the women living
and trying to survive with HIV.
Where do these women go
when faced with an disease which
is traditionally androcentric. The
drug research and the medical
model are fundamentally
gendered. I think it is time the gay
male community realizes that we
need their help in fighting for
women'sissues surrounding AIDS.
I think this coalition will promote
both a gay positive education and a
egalitarian focus on women.
Clear the hazy fog
by Niva Chow
On Tuesday morning, a fog had
descended onto Vancouver, perhaps
even Canada~a fog that blurred
the vision of everyone.
Despite its obvious danger, fog
is traditionally seen as romantic,
idyllic and fresh. But somehow thi s
fog was different-darker, ominous
and foreboding. The fog was both
literal and metaphorical, analogous
to the fear and apprehension that
many have as a result of the election.
At the end ofthe polls on Monday, it was obvious that Canada's
government would consist of a Liberal majority with an opposition
equally (54-52) comprised of Bloc
Quebecois and Reform. Excellent:
two parties within the opposition-
one of which primarily stands for
Quebec's separation, the other of
which presents an image of Canada
that seemingly advocates the perpetuation ofthe white, male, superior attitude—facing a majority
government that as of Monday had
no concrete platform on any ofthe
pertinent issues.
These are the parties representing Canada-the true north
strong and free. These are the leaders that the voices of the masses
have called to solve the issue of
unemployment, to tackle the deficit and to remedy the increasing
problems of racism and governmental monopoly.
Canadians living in a democracy have the option of choosing
their leaders. Everyone over the
age of eighteen has the right to vote
for the party/candidate of their
choice—the candidate that most
represents their vision of Canada.
Unfortunately, it seems that as
students, workers or professionals, not all people realize the importance of voting~of consciously
deciding who to elect. Political
apathy is a long-established tradition whereby people choose not to
vote: after all, ifs only their future.
However, even worse than political apathy is the fog of misinformation that has become an "accepted" part of the Canadian political culture. Aside from party
rhetoric, it i s frustrati ng that many
cast their ballot without even a
basic knowledge ofthe parties and
their platforms. For example, this
conversation which was overheard
at the library -post-election time:
"What did you vote?"
"Reform? Whytf you do that?
Do you have any idea what they
stand for?"
"Uh, no."
"So, why would you vote for
them then?"
"Well, I don't know, I was told
to--and all my friends voted for
them too."
When one of them informed
the other of the Reform's racist/
homophobic stance, the other said,
"Well, you seem to know what
you're talking about, but it's too
late now ..."
But? This is Canada's future-
-our future, your future, my future. It is essentia] for everyone to
understand how important their
vote, and in turn their voice, is. To
cast a ballot for what they truly
believe-not merely told to believe-
-that is true democracy, where everyone uses their minds. Clear the
fog from your minds.
dents with disabilities is increasing every year. Between last September and August 1993, the number of "accomodated" exams—alternate format and/or location, extended time, etc.—increased by 49
Ruth Warick, director of the
DRC said the supply of assistance
has so far kept up with student
need. "But there's so much more to
be done," she added, "we could always use more funding . . . more
resources to increase accessibility
to post-secondary education."
There are other problems
which detract from the effectiveness of the DRCs programmes.
Perhaps because of the attitudes
towards people with disabilities,
many students choose not to take
advantage of enhanced facilities
and services which require them to
admit to a disability.
Only 20 out of the 300-plus
students with disabilities on campus chose to have the "identifier,"
which gives them access to such
extended services as personalized
tours and photocopy by staff at the
same price as self-service, on their
library card.
And some think the improvements themselves are insufficient.
AMS Researcher of Student Issues
Derek Miller said UBC falls behind
other campuses in providing accessible education. "[For example] SFU
isn't exactly great, but it has much
better accessibility than UBC," he
Hughes, also a teaching assistant, agrees. "For the first time, I
have a student in a wheelchair. The
lab equipment tables are way too
high. He's been coping quite well,
actually, but the system just isn't
set up for this."
Cecilia Danaher, an English
teaching assistant said, "There was
someone from my English class who
phoned me to say she couldn't climb
the stairs to her class. The professor told her not to worry about
coming in [to class], since she was
going to pass the class anyway and
there wasn't anything we could do
to help."
Q Nol
tice of Mo
tion |p
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The following notice of motion was given at the SAC meeting dated Oct. 26,
1993. That SAC deconstitute the following clubs:
Accounting Club
Friends of Youth Parliament
Pool Club
African Students Association
Geography Students Association
Pottery Club
Geological Engineering Club
Pre-Dental Students
AISES (American Indian Science
Geophysics Society
Pre-Law Club
& Engineering Association)
German Club
Pre-Medical Society
Amateur Radio Society
Great Wall Culture Club
Progressive Conservative Club
Ambassadors for Jesus
Green Club
Reform Party Student's Society of
Amnesty UBC
HASK-Croatian Student's Society
the AMS
Health International of UBC
Sailing Club
Undergraduate Society
Health Sciences Association
Science Fiction Society
Aquaculture Club
Hewlett Packard Users Group
Scit (Senior Citizens') Club
Association of Bahai Studies
Seri Malaysia
Shito-Ryu Itosu-kai Karate Club
Association of Engineering
History Students Association
Hong Kong Exchange Club
Badminton Club
Industrial Relations Management
Sikh Students' Association
Bhangara Club
Singapore Raffles Club
Inter Fraternity Council
Single Parents Association
Bio-Resource Engineering Club
International Relations Students'
Ski Club
Bowling Association
Butokukan Karate Club
Ismaili Students Association
Skydiving Club
Social Credit
Bzzr Gardening Club
Japan Exchange Club
Sororitites of UBC
Campus Pro-Life
Jewish Students' Association /
Sports Car Club
Chemical Engineering Club
Hillel House
Chess Club
Kendo Club
Sri Lanka Society
Stamp Club
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Korean Intercollegiate Student
Chinese Collegiate Society
Students for Choice
Chinese Students Association
Latter-Day Saints Students
Students for Forestry Awareness
of the A.M.S.
Chinese Varsity Club
Le Club Francais
Students For Peace & Disarmament
Christian Science Organization
Liberal Club
Tae Kwon Do
Civil Engineering Club
Life Drawing Club
Taiwanese Students' Association
Commerce Community Programs
Lutheran Students Movement
Tennis Network
Computer Science Students
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Management Information System
Transportation Club
Curling Club
Triathlon/Duathlon Club
Cycling Club
Marketing Association
Trotskyist League Club of the AMS
Dance Club
Mechanical Engineering
Ukranian Club
Dance Horizons
Mediaeval Studium
United Church Campus Ministry
Debating Society
Metals & Naturals Engineering
Urban Land Economics Club of
Dragon Seed Connection of the
the AMS
East Indian Students Association
Muslim Students Association
Varsity Outdoor
Economics Students Association
Wado Ryu Karate
Electrical Engineering Club
New Democrat Party (NDP)
Walter Gage Toastmasters
Engineering Physics Club
Newman Club
Engineers Environment Klub
Pacific Rim Club
Whetstone Magazine
English Students' Society
Persian Club
Windsurfing Club
Fencing Club
Personal Computing Club
Wing-Chun Internal Kung Fu Club
Finance Society
Philosopy Student's Society
Women's Rugby Club
World Universities Service of
First Year Engineers Club
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Please note this motion will be discussed at the November 8,
1993 SAC meeting. If you have
any concerns please contact the SAC secretary, Grant Rhodes in SUB 252 (822-5466).


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