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 SEPTEMBER 8.1993 VOLUME 76.1SSUE 1
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You are Generation X. \
You are the baby-bust.
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confused youth of today, ,
You are the boy under the pier   '
in the Coca-Cola ad. You are the
girl pulling the car in the Levis
ad. You are the generation that
will change this planet. You are
the wide-eyed armchair environ
mentaiists. You are the
influenced consumer of Image
image, image over substance.
You are the happy close-knit circle
of friends who live at Melrose
Place. You are the hope of the;
'future. You arethe blank screen
upon which any major corporation is free to project whatever
image or whatever grouping of
concerns, values, hopes upon.
Stop acting like a target market
You are an individual.
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
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Interviews this week. Call 325-
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Sat:9:30 am -5:00 pm WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
THEUBYSSEY News
AMS competition hurts F
ill
Services
by Rick Hiebert
The Subway Cafeteria in the
Student Union Building won't
open after 3:30 pm anymore because competition from Alma
Mater Society owned food services is causing it to lose money.
"The AMS has opened a lot of
food services in the -past few years
and they are tough competition,"
said Christine Sampson, director
of UBC Pood Services.
"The AMS doesn't pay union
wages and we do. They can afford
to undercut us," she said.
The cafeteria has lost money.
Sampson was unable to provide
an exact figure, but it's rumored
Subway lost over $100,000 last
year.
Sampson said many Food
Services workers were affected
by the cutback in hours, which
took effect this week.
UBC Food Services hopes
keeping only two Food Services
outlets—The Express and Trek-
kers—open at night will improve
their bottom line. Cutting prices
to compete better with the AMS
SUB services is not an option as
each Food Service outlet is designed to just break even.
"Trekkers and The Express
are centrally located on campus,
where students and staff are
likely to be at night, taking
courses or studying in the library," she ssdd. "SUB has basically become a place where people
go to have lunch and well still be
there."
This is not necessarily a
windfall for the Alma Mater Society, which essentially has had
a supper food monopoly in SUB
given to them, according to AMS
Director of Finance Dean Leung.
There is only so much current
AMS facilities can do.
"AMS food services will be
swamped," Leung said. "We just
don't have the capacity to feed all
the people that eat in Subway at
dinner."
While the AMS could hire
more people, he said, there are
UBC restrictions on the amount
of commercial restaurant space
available to the AMS in SUB.
Although there are more customers, limited seating and food
preparation equipment cannot
handle increased business.
One way the AMS plans to
meet a possible increased demand is to have food that "is
turned around quickly." That
means that AMS food services
will emphasize preparing and
servingfood quickly. "We won'tgo
into frozen foods though. We don't
want to kill students,"Leung said.
Leung suggested Food Services may have had fewer losses if
it had had better management
and wiser buying.
For her part, Sampson says
that due to economies of scale,
UBC Food Services is very efficient. Labour costs, however, were
crucial.
"We are not deliberately trying to undercut the AMS," he said.
"We don't deliberately cause our
food service outlets to lose money
to drive competitors AMS out of
the building."
Leung added that while
wages at AMS food outlets are
less than union scale, "they aren't
exactly minimum wage either."
The AMS pays $1.3 million in
wages each year, most of this to
students.
The Pendulum, replacing Tortellini's
competition to both Food Services a
in the SUB basement, will offer sandwich
nd The Deliy.
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Library fines hit the roof
imr THE
_J  UNIVERSITY OF
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
by Sara Martin
Beginning September 15th
students will be automatically
fined $1 per day for overdue library books as phase two of the
Improved Circulation Services.
1.5 million dollars will be
spent on software, hardware, and
bar coding the old collections to
complete the three year project.
Phase one ofthe project began
last year when bar codes replaced
the punch card take-out system
toensurethatmissingbooks could
be easily traced.
On April 6th, after classes
had ended for the 92-93 spring
semester, the library senate
committee approved the new fines
policy.
"We brought the recommendation to the senate because the
old system wasn't working," said
Leonora Crema, head of circulations division, adding that -"people
ignore due dates."
Crema hopes that the new
computer services will cut down
the line-ups at the library counters
during peak hours.
"There will be no library busy
times. We will need two people on
desk instead of three," she said.
"We are looking towards more efficient use of staff."
Liz Van Assum, a fifth-year
arts student who has worked as a
student assistant at Main Library
for five years, believes these fines
are unfair to students.
"We shouldn't have to pay fines
for our services, which is what the
library is. You're going to dissuade
the students from using the services at the library—it is not going
to be very user friendly," she said.
Other universities have less
stringent loan services.
Simon Fraser University offers a semester loan for much of its
collection. Students may keep
books until the end ofthe semester
unless someone else puts a hold on
a book. At that point, the student is
notified through the mail and is
given two weeks to return the requested book before fines are levied.
At SFU, for high demand
books—those checked out 5 to 6
times during the semester—the
loaner is automatically fined $2
each overdue day.
In addition to the new fines
policy, a self-renewal service will
be on-line at all UBC library terminals.
Next year there will also be a
self-hold service that will allow
students to place holds from any
terminal connected to the UBC
library computer system.
Van Assum fears that this new
system will scare away new students who are not familiar with
the on-line library terminals.
"It took me till third year to
learn how to use the computers.
They are intimidating. It [the new
circulations service] doesn't seem
like its motivated to meet the students needs, which should be a
first priority."
Little Sisters taking big brother to BC Supreme Court
by Graham Cook
If you have been searching the
UBC Bookstore for a particular
book, only to find it absent from
the shelves, do not immediately
blame your professor or the bookstore. Government policy may be
responsible for some imported
books not reaching their Canadian
destinations.
Foryears, Canada Customs has
been stopping books at the border
because customs officers think they
might be obscene. The policy involved is refered to as the "power of
prior restraint", and is the reason
Vancouver's Little Sisters Bookstore is preparing to fight Canada
Customs in BC Supreme Court.
"When they take material,
they can retain it from anywhere
between three weeks to a year, and
that process is not accountable to
anyone but officials in Canada
Customs and Revenue Canada,"
said Janine Fuller, an employee at
Little Sisters Bookstore.
Canada Customs does not fol
low any logical or consistent pattern in stopping books, according
to Fuller.
"A book or magazine that's
seized may well be deemed to be
not restricted in Canada... In fact,
only about ten percent ofthe books
they seize are eventually prohibited. But if we order the same book
again the ruling might go completely the other way.
"The book Macho Sluts has
been stopped four times at the
border - it keeps being released,
but then keeps being seized again,"
said Fuller.
In their lawsuit, Little Sisters
is alleging that whether or not a
book is seized has a lot to do with
whether or not it's headed for a
lesbian and gay bookstore.
"Other bookstores, while they
do face problems, don't face nearly
the same pressure as lesbian and
gay bookstores.
"We live in a society that is
homophobic. Thafs a reality. And
censorship around the gay and les
bian community becomes something thatour society ismuch more
willing to accept," she said.
Other books stopped by
Canada Customs have included
Oscar Wilde's Teleny, Jean
Genefs Querelle, Jelsey Erkland's
Dancing on My Grave and Anne
Cameron's Dzelharon.
This summer, a shipment of
copies of Black Looks, a book by
American academic bell hooks,
was seized. The books were bound
for an Ontariouniversity's women's
studies course.
The seizure of a publication,
or shipment of publications, can
have devastating effects on a
bookstore.
"If (the material) is deemed to
be prohibited, the only option you
have is to appeal to the highest
court of Canada Customs, and if
ifs still prohibited your only possible challengeis withinthe courts,
which is incredibly costly and time-
consuming.
"I also lose money because
books being detained are still unavailable for me to sell, and I still
have to pay their cost to the publisher or distributor ofthe book or
magazine.
"One of our biggest shipments
was detained just before Christmas, and any bookseller knows that
having an entire shipment of books
seized is devastating, and we were
almost put in the position of having to close.
"Inland Book Distributors, a
distributor of some ofthe smaller
presses in the States, has had entire shipments, and by that I mean
entire truckloads of books, pulled
to the side and stopped. Meaning
somethingin the neighbourhood of
50 booksellers can't get their
books," Fuller said.
Little Sisters has been through
court cases like this before. In
1988 the bookstore launched a
Federal Court challenge against a
ruling that The Advocate, a national gay and lesbian magazine in
the States, was obscene.
A few weeks before the trial,
the government conceded that the
material was not obscene—but
Little Sisters still couldn't get their
shipment. It had been destroyed
by Canada Customs.
The current case will be expensive for Little Sisters, which
up until now has been financially
supported by the BC Civil Liberties Association in their fight.
The BCCLA is "drained after
four years of litigation," according
to Fuller. "We're having to raise
$45,000 in disbursement fees,"
with the fees going primarily to
assist in bringingin intervenors in
the case, she said.
Authors Timothy Findlay,
Jane Rule, and Pierre Berton are
are among those who have confirmed
that they will write affadavits on
behalf of Little Sisters.
There will be an organizing
meeting for the Little Sisters court
challenge at 7:00pm on September 8th at Little Sisters, 1221
Thurlow Street. 4     THEUBYSSEY News
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
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We're back...
by Graham Cook
Rumours of our death
have been only slightly
exaggerated.
After a summer of
backroom meetings, press
releases, bitter despair and
finally some hope, UBC's own
student newspaper is back—
bloodied but unbowed.
The time of our death—
7:35 pm, June 2nd—and of
our rebirth—11:20 pm,
August 24—can be clearly
pinpointed, but the reasons
given for both depend on who
you talk to.
Was it murder, suicide, or
a death due to natural
causes?
There have always been
tensions between the student
government and The Ubyssey
throughout our 75 years of
publishing. The 1992/93
school year had been especially confrontational.
Part ofthe tension arose
from the content of the paper.
The Ubyssey continued with
its long-standing tradition of
confronting controversial
issues head-on.
We slagged UBC President Strangway for accepting
a $250,000 interest-free loan
from the UBC Board of
Governors. We exposed the
appalling state of UBC
daycare.
But strangely, one of our
most controversial articles
dealt with the mundane topic
of transit fares. Our editorial, which originated with
an idea taken from stories
previously published in
Langara's student paper      The
Gleaner and SFU's  The Peak,
suggested that students
should fight the fare increases by avoiding payment.
It wasn't exactly a
radical position, but many
people likened it to advocating rape or murder.
Another special issue that
dealt frankly with sexuality
got some more people hot
under the collar.
What may have upset the
AMS the most, however, was
the fact that The Ubyssey was
over budget. Although the
paper underspent by $6,638
last year, advertising revenue
was way down—a result of
the recession, changeovers in
ad-selling staff, and a group
of advertisers who chose to
pull their ads in the wake of
the controversies surrounding the paper.
For whatever reasons, the
AMS saw their chance. As
Vaughn Palmer, a former
Ubyssey editor turned Vancouver Sun columnist put it,
this wasn't the first AMS
council to want to shut the
paper down—just the first to
be organized enough to do it.
AMS President Bill Dobie
doesn't see it that way.
"The intention was not to
shut down the paper," Dobie
said.
"We were uncomfortable
with the lack of formalization of relations between the
AMS and The Ubyssey," he
said. "We also didn't like the
dichotomy that existed
between being a student
government and a student
publisher."
The word went out that
proposals would be accepted
for a "new Ubyssey." The
Ubyssey editors worked hard
to put together a new constitution that they felt would
balance the need for account
ability and fiscal responsibility expressed by the AMS, yet
retain the editorial freedom
necessary to run a newspaper.
But the AMS had other
plans. At a special meeting
regarding The Ubyssey the
AMS executive put forward a
proposal for a new Publications Board - one that would
have the power to fire editors,
stop individual UBC students
from writing for the paper, or
shut down publications
entirely.
The Ubyssey collective
was caught unawares, and
while it scrambled to show
the flaws in the Publications
Board document, the AMS
council was unmoved.
At the next council
meeting the Publications
Board proposal was accepted, essentially unchanged, and the Ubyssey
was officially deconstituted—
by a near-unanimous vote.
"I'm confident ofthe
duties the student body has
given the Publication Board,"
Dobie said.
"They're duties the AMS
has always had, and the
Publications Board has just
formalized that," he said.
The debate over the
Ubyssey's future, and the
wrangling over the Publications Board, meant that there
was no summer newspaper.
The editors who had been
elected to run the paper for
the next year were distressed,
to say the least, to see themselves out of a job.
So began a three month
struggle of press releases and
media events designed to get
out the story of The Ubyssey's
death, as the editors saw it,
to the public and especially
to UBC students.
The defunct newspaper
garnered huge amounts of
support. Ubyssey staff were
inundated with outraged
letters from our stalwart
comrades at other student
papers around North
America. Our case was even
supported in the editorial
pages of The Globe and Mail
and by ex-Ubyssey editor and
Maclean's columnist Allan
Fotheringham.
The AMS fought back,
arguing that they still
wanted a Ubyssey newspaper,
just one that was more
accountable and fiscally
responsible.
"I was surprised and
mildly annoyed that some of
[the media reports'] facts
were wrong," said Boyle. "On
the other hand, it gave me a
chance to talk to lots of
student papers and I realized
that it was mostly their
mistakes in reporting, since
they didn't understand the
sort of system we have here."
"There was still a lot of
misinformation. I haven't
seen a single report, apart
from CiTR, with all its facts
right," said Boyle.
The AMS did finally set
up the new Publications
Board, and after much soul-
searching the Ubyssey's
editorial collective decided to
apply for status as a publication.
The Publication Board
accepted the application at
their first meeting on August
24, 1993. The Ubyssey was
back in business.
Running a student
turn to page 23 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
THE UBYSSEY News
Groups To Fight For CFS Membership and PIRG
by Graham Cook
A broad coalition of
clubs, student organizations
and individuals plans to ask
students the eternal question:
Should UBC be a member of
the Canadian Federation of
Students?
The group will also be
pushing for the establishment of a Public Interest
Research Group (PIRG) on
campus.
The CFS represents
colleges and universities
from across Canada, including York and Simon Fraser.
UBC has never been a member.
AMS president Bill
Dobie claims that the CFS is
unrepresentative of students
and offers nothing that UBC
can't get already.
"Ifs not an organization which meets the needs of
average students," Dobie
said.
"If UBC spent the
$250,000 on our own lobbyists
we could be calling up
specific politicians every
day," he said. "I just don't
think we'd get our money's
worth."
Not surprisingly, the
CFS/PIRG coalition disagrees.
"It's essential that UBC
have a voice in Victoria and
Ottawa," said Christine
Price, the co-chair of the
coalition.
"The AMS is completely
failing in its responsibilities
to students. They have only
one person responsible for
External Affairs [Coordinator Carole Forsythe], and
she's been bogged down with
dealing with relations with
the university administration," Price said.
Dawn Lessoway is the
communications facilitator
for the CFS/PIRG coalition
and the co-chedr of the UBC
New Democrats Club. She
sees Dobie's complaint about
the relative cost of CFS
membership as misguided.
"It is nai ve to think that
the politicians will listen to a
lobbyist from just one university when they also face a
representative of the whole
country," Lessoway said.
"The AMS says they
could spend the money better
on their own lobbying," she
said. Well, they have the
money, so why haven't they
been spending it?"
CFS membership has
only gone once to referendum
at UBC, where it failed.
This time will be different, according to Price.
"Most attempts before
were not well organized and
were often nan by people from
the student council," Price
said.
"We want to show that
this effort has really come
from the students, which is
why we're running a referendum campaign," she added.
The coalition is presently trying to get office space
from the AMS, and is encountering resistance from the
AMS. Those interested in the
CFS/PIRG coalition can
contact Randy at 254-0669.
if
Non-partisans" like Kim
by Sara Martin
Student association
representatives who met at a
national "Vote Education"
conference at the University
of Saskatchewan believe that
their "non-partisan" election
strategies will be in conflict
with the strategies of the
Canadian Federation of
Students (CFS).
AMS president Bill
Dobie, who flew to Saskatoon
for the three- day event, and
other conference members
feel that because the CFS
election strategy includes
criticizing the Progressive
Conservative's education
policy it will be a "partisan"
campaign.
"It is clear to us that the
CFS is specifically anti-
Conservative," said Dobie,
"and as a large national
organization I don't know
how they can take this stance
unless they can truly say that
all their members are also
anti-Conservative.
"As soon as you say
you're against something you
are obviously not against
something else," he said.
Michael Johal, chair of
the B.C. branch ofthe CFS,
disagrees.
"I don't see any correlation between being critical of
a party and partisanship,"
said Johal, who claimed that
the CFS will be questioning
all parties.
"We don't pick a party
and support it—we ask what
are the education policies of
each party," he said, adding
that "nobody has been more
critical of the NDP provincial education policy than
the CFS."
The Vote Education
conference, held from August
15th to 18th, was organized
by Jason Yea, external vice-
president for the University
of Saskatchewan. It was
intended to discuss ways of
ensuring that education
issues are a high priority in
the approaching federal
election campaign.
Present at this conference were a large number of
student association representatives from the prairies and
southern Ontario. Representatives from the student
associations of UBC and
Memorial University in
Newfoundland also attended.
Most of the representatives were from schools not
affiliated with the CFS.
Dobie flew to Saskatoon
with coordinator of external
affairs Carole Forsythe,
external affairs committee
member Sophia Harris, and
AMS researcher Derek Miller.
The conflict between the
new coalition and the CFS
can already be seen in the
two groups' very different
responses to Kim Campbell's
recent announcement on
student loans.
According to the two-
page report of the conference
written by Derek Miller for
the AMS executive, the
announcement of loan
increases (not to be put in
effect until 1994) means that
students are "already in a
better position."
Johal is wary of this
optimism, stating that "it
seems positive to increase the
weekly loan maximum.
However, if this is not accompanied by a comprehensive
loan remission program so
that students aren't crippled
by debt load, they haven't
properly addressed student
concerns.
"It's a case of "eat now
pay later'," he said.
Dobie sees the Vote
Education coalition as an
example ofthe necessity for
"national representation of
educational policies to
government."
"I don't think the CFS
can fulfill that because
thousands of students are not
members," Dobie said. THE UBYSSEY News
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
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Students who take out
student loans to pay for
their education will no
longer get a break on interest after they graduate. In
July the federal government
decided to cut the six-month
interest relief period on
student loans. The new
regulations, which took
effect in early August, mean
that interest charges on
student loans begin as soon
as you finish school.
UBC Budget freeze
The 1993/94 fiscal
budget for UBC was frozen
at $266.4 million following
the release of this year's
provincial budget, which
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inflation is factored in, this
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has resulted in...
Space cutbacks
The UBC Board of
Governors approved new
quotas for first year admissions cutting new spaces in
Arts and Sciences by 150.
The faculty of Law plans to
cut first year enrollment by
25 per cent-next fall to make
room for a new PhD program.
First but not last.-
The first native Indian
to graduate from UBC's
medical program matriculated in April. Dr. Robin
Woodhead, a 25 year old
Prince Rupert man will
intern for one year in
Victoria.
Dr. Woodhead plans to
practice somewhere in BC
after his five year residency.
Heist Rankles CiTR-.
UBCs radio station
CiTR was burglarized on
April 25th. Two Mark 2
turntables (serial numbers
DA9810B007 and
DA9810B117) were stolen
from the station early that
evening. CiTR is still interested in the whereabouts of
its wayward turntables and
in the meantime has beefed
up its security program to
prevent further thefts.
If you have any information regarding the April
25th pillage CiTR would like
to know.
UBC 'Geers win contest
A team of six UBC
Engineering students won a
international airplane
model contest for the second
year in a row in May. Competing against 85 teams
from around the world, the
UBC squad designed a three
kg plane that lifted off at 54
kilometres an hour carrying
a weight of nine kg.
Women meet at UBC
The Canadian Federation of University Women
met at UBC in mid-August
for its annual general
meeting. Three hundred
federation members of the
national women's university
alumni group gathered to
discuss issues affecting
alumni on campus.
CFUW president Marg-
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aret Matheson, a '50s UBC
grad, said that issues
discussed by women on
campus have changed
greatly since she was an
undergraduate.
UBC native house opens
The UBC First Nations
House of Learning opened in
May. The building houses
counselling and support
services for native students
at UBC and includes a
meeting room and a daycare. The $4.9 million
project will eventually
include a library.
So long Les
Les Peterson, a former
Socred education minister,
has retired as UBC's chancellor, a largely ceremonial
position. He was replaced
this summer by Robert Lee, a
Vancouver real estate
magnate and a former
member ofthe UBC Board of
Governors.
World games at UBC
UBC hosted a major
sporting event in July. One
thousand athletes competed
in four events—table tennis,
swimming, tennis and
cycling—for the World
Transplant Games. The
games are open to athletes
who have had organ transplants.
New campus for Douglas
College
Douglas College is
getting a new campus in
Coquitlam. The campus is
scheduled to open in the fall
of 1996. Projected cost for
the site is $30 million.
Although it will open with
only 750 spaces, 2000 students are intended to study
on the campus. The 7.2
hectare site was bought by
the Social Credit government in 1990 and originally
scheduled for development
by 1993.
The Boris and Bill Show
Russian leader Boris
Yeltsin and U.S. President
Bill Clinton met at UBC
president David Strangway's
home April 4.   They "dined on
a meal prepared by UBC
Food Services." Yum.
Fee hike at Capilano
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only ones to face a big
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Capilano College, members
ofthe college board voted to
raise tuition of full time
students from $990 to $1080,
a nine per cent increase.
College vice-president Marie
Jessup said that the
college's annual budget of
$30 million is not enough,
despite a $650,000 suprlus
last year.
Janice Berg wins rights
decision
Provincial human rights
standards now apply to all
Canadian colleges and
universities following a May
decision by the Supreme
Court of Canada. The court
ruled 8-1 that former UBC
graduate student Janice
Berg was discriminated
against by the faculty of
family and nutritional
sciences, which refused to
give Ms. Berg, a graduate
student in the early 80s, an
evaluation sheet needed for
an internship and a key to
enter faculty offices after
hours. The faculty refused to
provide the key, available to
other graduate students,
because Ms. Berg had a
history of recurring depression.
The University of BC
had appealed the 1987
ruling of the BC Court of
Appeal. In his decision,
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Antonio Lamer wrote that
students are protected from
discrimination even after
they enter college or university.
Cutbacks at VCC
All is not well at Vancouver Community College.
The College administration
is wrestling with a rapidly
growing $2.1 million deficit
and wants to balance VCC's
budget by April 1995. Plans
to turn the Langara campus
into a separate community
college, which will consume
over $15 million in capital
and administrative costs,
are adding to VCC's bleak
financial forecast.
The college announced
that it will attack the deficit
by laying off support staff
and increasing staff
workload. Appalled students, fearing overcrowded
classes, staged a one day
strike at VCC's King Edward
Campus July 29. Later that
week, however, the board
made good on its decision to
lay off 35 full time and 67
part time instructors and
college support staff.
English as a Second
Language programs were
hard hit, as the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education
views ESL programs as
vocational programs and
provides less funding for
them than for academic
programs.
A one day sit-in was
staged August 17 at Mike
Harcourt's Vancouver
constituency office. Irate
VCC students conducted a
mock class in "Broken
Policies and Promises 101."
Subatomic sneakiness
Maclean's magazine, in
a May article, suggested the
KAON facility proposal at
UBC's TRIUMF laboratory
has been secretly killed by
the federal government.
Maclean's speculated that
the government has secretly
commissioned a study of
whether the subatomic
research facility would
recieve funding grants from
foreign governments. The
article reasoned the survey
would find foreign governments reluctant to contribute and use that as an
excuse to stop the project.
TRIUMF director Erich
Vogt, however, is confident
the funding will come
through. He says that the
governments understand the
advantages ofthe project
and that, as they have
already indicated their
support, monetary contributions are probable.
Federal Science Minister
Tom Hockin later wrote the
magazine to confirm federal
support for the project and
deny the Maclean's account.
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
THE UBYSSEY Feature
UBC bike slaying saga:
Before and after the murder
by Chung Wong
AT the wedding
party, as a few
dozen friends watched,
Martin Alfred
Frauendorf swung like a
monkey on a raised
metal frame during a
one-hour attempt to raise
a large canopy at Fraser
River Park.
Only three days later the 28-
year-old UBC Computer Science
grad would be brutally murdered
on a well-travelled bicycle trail at
the University Endowment Lands
in one of the most grisly
homicides ever at the University
of British Columbia.
That Sunday afternoon by the
Fraser River on August 8, the
exhuberant 28-year-old's life
seemed perfect He was surrounded by schools of friends
doing what he enjoyed most—
celebrating life. His friend.
University of Victoria law
student Andy Lew, had just
gotten married the day before.
They had spent Saturday night at
die University Golf Club dancing
die night away, Martin with his
new girlfriend, Andy, with his
new wife, unsuspecting of what
horror lay ahead.
As a wedding gift, Martin, in
his usual creative thoughtfulness,
had given Andy a packed
colourful picnic basket wrapped
up to look like a ginger bread
house. On Sunday, Martin would
be reunited with many of his
volleyball mates in several
afternoon matches arranged by
the bride and groom.
A weekend later, Martin's
birthday would arrive and plans
were already underway. As a
birthday gift to himself, Martin,
an outdoors lover, would ride his
treasured mountain bike to raise
pledges in a city ride for multiple
sclerosis. He was planning to go
to Japan.
But he would never make it
On August 11, as crowds of
Vancouverites swarmed toward
English Bay to await the
Wednesday night fireworks,
Martin left UBC on his bicycle
travelling on his favourite route
across Fairview Trail toward the
University Boulevard bicycle
path.
At 7 pm two large men
ambushed him in the bush in
broad daylight midway through
the short Fairview Trail. Martin's
body was bruised and his skull
crushed from repeated blows by a
hammer. Passersby intervened
and knocked one of the assailants
in the head with a bag of tools at
the scene and eventually a nearby
film crew from Earnest Goes To
School apprehended him. The
other assailant escaped.
Four hours later, he fell into a
coma with his Richmond family
by his bed. He was pronounced
dead at Vancouver General
Hospital at 2:27 am on Thursday.
UBC RCMP arrested Alfred
James Bailey, 39, of Port
Coquitlam, a married father of
two children, who was a former
paramedic for the B.C. Ambulance Service, and charged him
with second-degree murder.
UBC computer science graduate Martin Frauendorf, 28, celebrating life with friends. William Lee, author of the
Vancouver Sun Voices column, stands next to him.
Ironically, two weeks later, the
Insurance Corporation of B.C.
awarded the accused more than
$500,000 for damages and lost
income resulting from being hit
by a car in November 8,1990.
The judge said the accident had
created a personality disorder.
RCMP then charged both
Bailey and another man Peny
Crooks, 38, of Vancouver, with
first-degree murder. The two men
are scheduled for a second
appearance in court today, while
police are investigating the
involvement of a third person.
It was there his colleagues met.
Musicians. Volleyball players. Computer
scientists. Community service organizers.
Parents. Family. Lovers of life.
His death only made us want to live
more.
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Latest campus murders:
rare moment in UBC history
T1
HE bike slaying was the
second homicide in one
week at UBC. A rare occurance in
campus history was at hand.
Wreck Beach beer vendor, Tina
Thompson, 20, had been
murdered at the top of Trail 6 near
her favourite beach on August 5
but the cause of death was witheld
by RCMP to protect their
investigation.
I was called in by the campus
radio news station CiTR to
comment on these incidents and
others during the campus' most
unusual summer in the last 10
years. The University Village had
burned down, there were two
homicides, and protestors were
camping out at 16th Avenue and
Wesbrook Mall were successfully
foiling UBC President David
Strangway's development plans.
But the murder on the bicycle
trail was the most horrific.
Previous campus homicide cases
had not been so macabre and so
public.
In 1992, Taras Filonov, 25, a
suspected drug trafficker, was
executed by a bullet and left in the
woods of the Endowment Lands.
In 1991, Jamie Bains, 13, was
beaten to death and his body was
dumped near Spanish Banks. His
killer was caught and she is in
prison. In 1990, Eric Ladouceur,
a man in his 40s, was beaten to
death at Wreck Beach during a
drug dispute.
In 1989, the bones of a woman
were found at the Camosun Bog
and in 1984, the remains of
another were found by the
historic monument on SW
Marine Drive.
But with the bike murder, a
man had been caught almost
redhanded in broad daylight and
the circumstances were conspicuously puzzling.
The bicycle path was travelled
on by dozens of bikers during the
day and the fatal beating
happened in broad daylight
Initially police reported that the
incident was random and that the
subdued assailant appeared to
have spent several days living in
the bush.
But how could the act be
random with the presence of at
least one other accomplice? It
would be a pretty rare random act
if true. Secondly, why did the
assailant beat up one particular
cyclist over the many that pass
that point? And thirdly, what
impulses could drive a man to
beat someone with a hammer
with the help of another man in
broad daylight with the threat of
on-coming passersby? The
weapon was not a knife or a gun
but a hammer.
An ambush with intent to
torture was more plausible, but
the motive was not clear.
It became even more unclear,
when I discovered to my horror,
within a half hour of my
interview, that I knew the victim.
For the next few hours I was in
utter disbelief and shock. Martin
Frauendorf, a friend to dozens of
people, was known for his
patience, tolerance, community
service, his kindness, and his
willingness to help others. He
rarely uttered a word of criticism
or hurt for anything in life. His
energy and enthusiasm seemed to
come from a bottomless reserve.
He had epitomized the word
upbeat
He trusted many people and
even took strangers at face value
making people feel at home with
his encouragement He was
seldom criticized.
At a wedding party only days
earlier, he was his typical self
assisting others, and with his
friendliness, approaching people
who were not approached. How
could it happen? His murder was
evidently not random, yet Martin
had no known enemies and was
not the type to attract any.
Occasionally he had received
odd late night phone calls but he
had never been threatened before
and there was no reason for it.
Had he metn the wrong person?
My mind was plagued with
instinctive questions usually
asked by a reporter but this time it
was agony. I knew the victim
who did not deserve to die even
accidentally let alone be murdered. How did his assailants
know which path he would travel
on? Even a stalker would have
immense difficulty tracking a
biker. And even more gripping,
how could someone assist with
the brutal murder? That in itself
was rare in Canada.
It seemed only hours before that
Martin was breathing life into his
many friends. But on August 11
no one could reciprocate. I had
left UBC shortly before Martin's
fatal beating to watch the
fireworks downtown. It seemed to
be a very peaceful day, one that
Martin would take advantage of
the outdoors. The irony remains
so haunting.
With a court case pending, and
a RCMP investigation on-going, I
can report no more, but only
mourn the loss of a great
individual.
On Friday August 20, in a
memorial procession on a day
much like the day Martin died,
we rode our bikes up 8th Avenue
from Alma Street along his
favourite bike path as BCTV
cameras chased us in a van.
Several dozen bicycles headed for
the murder spot where we would
be met by Martin's parents.
William Lee had written a Voices
column in The Vancouver Sun
that day in a concentrated tribute
to Martin in light of all the
numbing violence in the world his
parents would greatly appreciate.
In the forest a plaque was
nailed to a tree in his memory
above the scene of the crime. A
tape of his favourite songs was
played, and his karaoke pals sang
one of his favourite songs. That's
What Friends Are For, a cappella
in the forest but his voice no
longer there.
Ironically, the only consolation
seemed to be Martin himself. He
would have wanted us to continue
on joking, and enjoying life. And
that was the mood of the
memorial. With his parents, we
joked about Martin's habits and
discussed his strong interest in
life. He picked losing causes at
times, a few initial bad volleyball
outings, a Storm the Wall team
that could, but came last and a
band that never made it But he
enjoyed every moment of it That
was his message. He would enter
a swim-meet as if he were a
winner even though he could
barely swim.
On Saturday August 21 his
funeral service was held at the
UBC Asian Centre which was
appropriate because of his love
for Asian cultures. Only the
presence of a campus police
officer and the usual ring of
media faces I once was a part of
made the event seem unusual.
Still, we managed to mourn and
remember.
It was there that his colleagues
met musicians, volleyball
players, computer scientists,
community service organizers,
parents, family, lovers of life.
His death only made us want to
live more. 10     THEUBYSSEY News
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBFR 8. 1993
Some NRC jive: tree sitters shake Strangway
by Lisa Kwan
Even though UBC isn't on
Clayoquot Sound, the campus
has had its share of protesters this summer.
Construction ofthe $12-
million National Research
Council facility, slated to
begin this fall at the southeast corner ofthe campus,
has sparked off much local
protest.
The UBC Planning
Department has proposed an
extended road system, more
market housing, commercial
zones, and industrial research facilities in the south
campus area.
The development would
severely diminish the amount
of parklands within the
boundaries of 16th Ave., S.W.
Marine Drive, and Acadia
Park.
Demonstrating against
the five month-old UBC
Campus Plan, protesters like
Aaron and Marcus have been
sitting in a tree at the proposed NRC facility site at the
corner of 16th and East Mall
since June 15th.
"We will be here as long
as it takes," said Aaron. "Ifs
not just a protest against
what is going on at this site,
ifs against the whole proposed development."
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Community residents
have formed the Coalition to
Oppose the University Plan
(COUP), criticizing the plan's
lack of public process and
short notice.
A public rally set up by
COUP focused on the ecological sensitivity ofthe area and
the possible adverse effects of
increased building and
population densities and
traffic flow in a family
neighbourhood.
Minister of Advanced
Education and Job Training
Tom Perry visited the
controversial campus sites
and supports greater public
consultation with the
Campus Plan.
Tm the minister and I
only found out about the
discussion paper after it
became a public controversy,
so I can understand why the
public is alarmed," Perry
says.
He and MLA Darlene
Mazari met with representatives of 16 associations
including UBC student
groups, local residents'
associations and environmental coalitions in mid-
August to try to find an
alternate site for the research
project. UBC public information meetings, begun in July,
also focused on finding
another site for the facility.
However, such efforts
appear to be in vain. The
NRC claims that if the tree-
sitters aren't brought down
by the Sept. 16th BoG meeting, the project will be
transferred to Ottawa.
Former COUP spokesperson Fiona Wain says that
although she morally supports the group's protests, she
believes that since the BoG's
decision on the proposals will
be final, compromise would be
the best way to lessen the
environmental damage.
Because this is not
COUPs mandate, the group
will still protest against
UBC's Campus Plan decisions
ofthe BoG, which, according
to COUP spokesman Dan
Walker, "can in no way be
construed as a full, legitimate
and public process."
I wanna go to UNBC...
by Sara Martin
Prince George, a city
known as the highest pulp
producer in Canada, is home
to BC's new university.
"It is definitely not a
university town yet," said
Robert van Adrichem, media
officer of The University of
Northern British Columbia.
The university, the fourth
in the province, has been
under construction since
April 1992 and will be in full
operation by September eighth
of next year.
B
e sure to
return or renew
7'
our
books
by the due date.
UBC     LIBRARY
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&
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fines policy. Here's a guide to what's new:
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Up-to-the-minute
circulation information
Self-service renewals
Self-service listing of items
you've signed out
NEW FINES POLICY
Automatic fines for all
overdue materials
Fine rates are:
Regular loans
Reserve loans
Max. late fine
$l/day
$l/hour to a
max. of $5/day
$30 per item*
*plus replacement fee for lost items
For more information about the Library's loan
policies, please pick up a copy of Guide to Loan
Regulations at any UBC Library.
In its first year, the
university will accept 1500
full time-equivalent students.
Van Adrichem predicts
that most students of UNBC
will be from up north. The
university hopes to provide
access to people from northern BC who currently have
the lowest rate— eight per
cent—for post-secondary
education participation in
the country.
Van Adrichem also
believes that the new institution will attract some students from the south.
"The student profile of
those that go to UNBC from
the south will be students
who can't get into any of the
other BC universities or who
just want to go to a new
place," he said.
Like those at UBC, entry
requirements to UNBC will
depend on a minimum C+
average—but unlike other BC
universities have, UNBC can
accommodate all qualified
applicants.
UNBC has no second
language requirements.
According to van Adrichem,
this may be an incentive for
southerners to travel north
for their education.
Robyn Shulman, a
Langara student who did not
get into UBC this year, has no
desire to go to Prince George.
"Even though I didn't get
into UBC, I wouldn't waste
my time and money being
somewhere I didn't want to be
just to go to university.
"They should spent the
money on expanding the
existing campuses in the
Lower Mainland where there
is an excessive demand,"
Shulman said.
The budget to construct
the new campus is $137.5
million.
Residents of Prince
George are looking forward
to the economic benefits that
the new University will bring
to the community.
Already, city housing
prices have increased about
15 per cent each year since
the university plans were
approved.
Van Adrichem said he
believes the university will
contribute to the diversity of
the community.
"It has the capability to
attract people to the region
who wouldn't have come
normally," he said.
By next September UNBC
will have 150 academic
employees, 40 of whom have
already been hired to implement the new programs. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
THE UBYSSEY
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MODEL TRY-OUT
Tuesday, September 14, 1993 6:30PM-8:00PM
ft* the SUB Auditorium
We need male and female models to appear in
Girbaud's Fall Fashion Gala, Thursday,
September 16, 1993 from 12:00PM-1:30PM
on the SUB Plaza.
No experience necessary.
Male models need to be a 31 waist, female models
need to be a size 7/8. All models chosen will be
compensated.
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
Cash or course: can't buy me knowledge
by Omar Washington
Picture this: a sprawling
campus surrounded by a lush
forest on a wind weathered
plateau high above the
Pacific ocean. Welcome to
UBC—a university, a gateway
to the world, a gateway
between nature and technology, and a bridge between
ideas and ideals.
If you have thought at all
about your position on this
campus you may have
thought to yourself: What are
the ideals which this institution strives to fulfill?
According to the University Act of the Province of
British Columbia, the University of British Columbia
"...shall, so far as and to the
full extent which its resources from time to time
permit...(a) establish and
maintain colleges, schools,
institutes, faculties, departments, chairs, and courses of
instruction; (b) provide
instruction in all branches of
knowledge; (c) establish
facilities for the pursuit of
original research in all
branches of knowledge."
Is UBC fulfilling these
ideals?
Of course not. Ideals will
almost never be fulfilled.
The University of British Columbia
FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
... presents ...
THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Rosemary Dunsmore
SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 2
Special Preview - September 22
2 for the Price of 1 Regular Admission.
Curtain: 8:00 pm
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Certainly not when those
ideals are coupled with a
disclaimer that reads "...so
far as and to the full extent
which its resources...permit."
Read: "If we got the cash
you got the course."
Judging from the amount
of research and development
that occurs on this campus,
UBC has got the cash but we
still ain't got the course.
My experience registering
this summer was one of anger
and frustration, and not
because of the sultry yet ever-
so-unattainable computer
generated voice I had to deal
with. I was and am still
pissed off because the elec-
tives I wanted most to take
this year are not offered.
I was so angered, I made
a list of all the courses I
could not take in the 1993-94
winter session (see sidebar).
The list goes on and on!
I think the list I have
compiled here is indicative of
a growing lack of vision here
at UBC.
Why are these "branches
of knowledge" being deemed
expendable, while millions of
dollars are being pumped in
to research and development
each year?
You've heard it before—
because the corporations
fund research and development. So what! The fact
remains that there is a
tremendous old growth forest
of knowledge being ignored
here, let alone a few
branches. I don't need to
know the History of Chinese
Painting nor the Literature
of Fantasy. But the world
needs someone who does, so if
not me, who?
If the corporations of the
world continue to dictate the
education of individuals,
there will be fewer and fewer
people in touch with our
collective self.
We as individuals and as
a nation will lose touch with
the thoughts and histories of
Western and international
artists. Worse, we will lose
touch with our own thoughts
and history, and world
history—our mistakes and
triumphs as people in a
global community.
How can we think critically about our own society,
or the societies of other
people, when we know nothing about them?
Those people who hold
money and power in our
society have decided that
knowledge is no longer
fiscally responsible.
But hear this!
When our society is
drowned in a sea of technology, technicians, and engineers, you will look to the
historians, the writers and
artists to give meaning to the
mess you've made. And when
you find us, if you can,
through all the economically
sound machinery and technology you've created, we will
welcome you because we need
you as much as you need us.
Wake up UBC, Wake up
World!
(Just some) things 1 can't
learn in 1993
or 1994 at UBC
History of West Africa
Early Chinese Art
Intellectual History of the
History of Criticism
United States
History of Chinese painting
Philosophy of Mind
Literature of Fantasy
History of slave societies in
North American Indian Art
America
History of English Lan
Moral Philosophy
guage
Economic History of Japan
Art ofthe Renaissance
American Poetry to 1900
African Government and
History of Colonial Expansion
Politics
in America
Quebec Politics
Renaissance Literature
Canadian Poetry
Modern European History
Comparison of Canadian
History of Western Art
and American Litera
History of British Imperialism
ture
Chill winds blow new goods
by Omar Kassis
Amid the reeling fog and
late-blooming sunshine of
these last days of summer, the
leaves are turning to gold
and letting go of their
windborne branches. Falling
on the freshly cut, sweet-
smelling lawns and dank
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winterbearing nighttime
puddles, they augur the
arrival of short, chilly days of
autumn rains and slugs and
mushrooms, and, for the last
generation of students to
drive their cars to university,
another year of studies.
Like the undying cycle of
seasons, this September
brings with it some old
traditions of UBC's back-to-
school period. Bookstore
lineups are long, notebooks
and study desks are optimistically tidy, and open spaces
on campus are dotted with
keen, clean-smelling undergraduates perpetuating the
myth that school is nothing
but sunshine. And the campus continues to crumble
slowly into the sea.
This fall also brings
many changes to UBC. To
catch up with the upward
spiral of education, the
university is implementing
several new programs. An
innovative program in first-
year Science will allow
students to learn about the
broader context of science
beyond its traditional boundaries. Science One, a first for
Canadian universities, will
resemble the highly successful Arts One program that
UBC has offered for twenty-
five years. Class sizes will be
smaller and more interactive,
discussion with faculty will
be promoted, and guest
lecturers will cover on
ethical, historical and social
issues related to science.
Over in the Law Faculty,
a new program will bring
scholars from Southeast Asia
to the Centre for Asian Legal
Studies. According to director Ian Townsend-Gault,
research, teaching and
publication in the new
program will add a South
east Asian focus to the
Center's existing programs in
Japan and China. Experts
from Indonesia, Malaysia,
the Philippines, Singapore,
Thailand, and Vietnam will
cover government systems,
trade, investment, environmental law and transportation law.
The upcoming federal
election has brought something to UBC well in advance
of the usual hype onslaught.
Since July 5, the UBC Election Stock Market has
allowed people to invest in
their favorite parties'
chances in a kind of giant
political hockey pool.
The University is making
its own smart financial
plays, too: besides the increased costs of using (and
abusing) the library and
parking facilities, there will
now be a charge of one dollar
for each call to Telereg after
the free maximum is reached.
With all its revenue the
University is able to implement many capital expenditures, including many new
construction projects. For
example, the bookstore
received a facelift over the
summer that will include a
cappucino bar. Plans for the
Recreation Facility, were
supported and then rejected
by students. However, Rec
Fac still exists and is scheduled for completion on
Maclnnes Field in 1995.
In the SUB, the student
society has created a new
restaurant, a new publications board, and has complemented the usual frosh
mailout with an Upper Year
Survival Guide that cost
students $15,000. A brief
synopsis of campus services
...continued on page 23 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
THEUBYSSEY Photos     13
you were there too long.
Ubyssey file photos
GENERAL AUDITIONS UBC 1993-94 ■ GENERAL AUDITIONS UBC 1993-94 • GENERAL AUDITIONS UBC 1993-94
General Auditions
UBC 1993-94
Frederic Wood Theatre Season
Dorothy Somerset Productions
Graduate Directing Projects
Student Film Projects
DATE:
Saturday, September 11th
Sunday, September 12th
TIME:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
PLACE:  Dorothy Somerset Studio
OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
To book an appointment (by 3:00 pm, Thursday, September 9th),
and for further details, contact:
Department of Theatre and Film
Room 207, Frederic Wood Theatre
Phone: 822-3880
If you walk out of the library and see this.
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Ubyssey: 241K SUB
The AMS Frosh Events '93 of
fer you the chance to meet
other first year students, learn
about your membership in the
AMS and have a great time. Be
sure to come out and enjoy the
fantastic events planned for you
in 1993!
Thursday, August 5th -
Saturday, September 4th
AMS Frosh Orientation 93
This tour of the SUB and AMS
begins at the info booth on the
main concourse. For a schedule
of times available, call Lisa
Luscombe, Frosh Coordinatorat
822-8998.
Tuesday. September 7th -
Friday. September 17th
Frosh Info Booth
Outside main doors on SUB
Plaza, where you can pick upyour
Frosh Survival Kits. Please bring
your AMS/Library card.
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FKOSH
EVENTS
Wednesday, September 15th
Travel Cuts Bus Tour of
Vancouver
Sign up for this great tour by
calling 822-8998. Meet on north
side of SUB - next to parkade at
3:30. The tour is free, so you can't
go wrong.
Thursday, September 16th
Non-Traditional Students
Coffee House
Spouses and friendsare welcome
at this evening of music and
conversation.Info on campus resources will be presented. Food
and beverages provided. SUB
207/209, 6:30 to 11:00 PM.
AMS Frosh Events Coordinator • Lisa Luscombe
Room 220, 6138 SUB Boulevard • Telephone 822-8998
U Please put me on a team.
Student Name	
School Address	
Permanent Address	
Student #■
Telephone
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Thursday. September 16th
Off Campus University
Students Nite
Bring a friend or come alone. All
first year students are welcome to
an evening of musicand fun. Food
and beverages provided. Biology
Room 2449,6:30 to 11:00 PM.
Saturday September 18th
The AMS Frosh Olympics
Aday of great gamesand good fun.
Try your luck at such favorites as
Giant Twister and Water Balloon
Fights. Don't miss the Treasure
Hunt. Olympics will be followed by
an Awards Ceremony, BBQ and
Video Dance Party. All events are
free. Start your own team or let us
create one for you. (The only restriction is that each team must
have at least one first yearstudent.)
Don't forget to bring along some
cash for the BBQ!
(_f 1 would like to participate in The AMS Frosh Olympics
□ 1 have a team. The members and their student numbers are as follows. There is at least one first-year student per team.
Mail complete':! forms to Frosh Olympics. 61'J8 SUB Boulevard, Vancouver. BC V6T 1Z1
or drop off in SUB Room 220 or at the Frosh Info Booth. THE UBYSSEY
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
You don't need
a Macintosh just
like you don't need
spring break.
An Apple* Macintosh" computer will help you
cope with the stress of school. Because it's designed
to be exceptionally easy to use, it allows you to
concentrate on what you're doing, not on how to get
your computer to do it.
You'll also find they're competitively priced, so
you can buy superior Macintosh technology for what
you might expect to pay for a PC clone.
And until September 26,1993, you can save up to
$565 on a wide range of special computer and printer
bundles. And as an added break, there are no monthly
payments for six months!
So visit us, your Authorized Apple Campus Dealer
for details. There's no better place to buy your Macintosh
than right here on campus because nobody knows your
needs better than we do.
We are open to serve you:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri:
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Wed 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
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THE UBYSSEY Freest vie     15
The Ubyssey shutdown: Globe and Macleans bash AMS
by Chung Wong
A national magazine has
called them UBCs thought
police. A national newspaper
has labelled them assassins.
Now they are scratching
their heads wondering why
they have been implicated as
fascists last July by Macleans
Magazine and The Globe and
Mail.
"They" are the student
politicians at the Alma Mater
Society who have received an
onslaught of media flack for
temporarily shutting down
one ofthe country's most
prestigious student newspapers, The Ubyssey, shortly
before its 75th anniversary.
And it has drawn the ire
of the paper's alumni, who
include Vancouver Sun movie
critic Katherine Monk,
Province reporter Gordon
Clark, Macleans columnist
Allan Fotheringham, national columnist Peter
Worthington, Toronto Star
columnist Val Sears, the
CBCs Joe Schlesinger,
historian Pierre Berton,
former Prime Minister John
Turner, Globe and Mail
reporter Virginia Gait, many
ofthe Georgia Straight crew
and countless others across
the country who realize the
value of UBC's prized publication.
After a controversial
issue on sexuality, the AMS
decided to punish this year's
paper by stepping up supervision that borders symbolically on e*-fitorial control.
Such supervision is enough to
make any journalist uneasy
and is usually undertaken by
an authoritarian government.
The new supervisory
structure called the Publications Board was created
without any consultation
from any media expert—
making it appear ever so
politically manipulated.
In addition, the AMS
cancelled a planned summer
edition of The Ubyssey, citing
an undocumented deficit. It
cancelled The Ubyssey during
a summer with two homicides, one ofthe largest fires
ever on campus, and high
profile development protests.
The community was left
uninformed in a news
vaccum.
The AMS also removed
The Ubyssey fax machine,
which Ubyssey staff had been
using to fax out their side of
the story to other newspapers.
They also changed the locks,
removing the staff key from a
combination box bolted to the
newsroom door and claiming
sudden though unexplained
security risks.
Actions aside, there are
greater reasons why the AMS
has been called a fascist
organization which may shed
light on the negative national publicity it has received.
Shutting down a newsroom shuts down the nerve
centre of information for a
community and a chamber of
unreported knowledge. One
cannot have the narrow
vision that a newspaper is
simply based on what it
prints—a mistake the AMS
made.
Hundreds of calls arrive
at the office weekly.
At The Ubyssey, the
majority deal with direct
information about the
campus. Other times the
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office becomes an emergency
help Une or a social service.
These services were severed
with the shutdown.
Victims of crimes may
have called as in past summers seeking help or counselling but received no answer.
In the past, they have even
come directly to the office if
they can confide in a staff
member. I personally can
vouch for at least a dozen
unreported cases of sexual
assault in the last five years.
Other editors have shared
stories of people with AIDS or
victims of domestic abuse
arriving at their doorsteps.
Or we might get a case of a
farmer being evicted or a
child in a desperate need of a
bone marrow transplant.
When a newsroom is shut
down so are all these services
as are an endless flow of
stories regarding an injustice.
It is pretty clear that the
AMS went too far in their
punitive measures and it is
ironic considering they are
happy with this year's staff.
The political wands they say
are being waved in response
to public pressure last year.
But can we say it was
effective government?
Already the Publications
Board has waffled on several
accounts. If the meeting I
attended was indicative of
the board's function then
there is great cause for
worry. There were no rules
for procedure, little knowledge of budget abilities, anil
no knowledge of newspapers.
There were two student
politicians and three stu-
dents-at-large but none ofthe
professional journalism
...continued on page 23
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THE UBYSSEY Clavoauot     17
by lan Uoyd
OTRand Frlendsof theClayoquotSound
presented a benefit to fund 1he ecological
battle InToflno. With NDP MPSvend Robinson
in attendance to see hardcore dlehards
DOA, Ihe event proved to be interesting.
Starting things off was Gerry Hannah,
whom no one has seen much of for a while.
His blend of mandolin, acoustic and bass
guitars did not settle well with the crowd. I
have a strange feeling that a twanging
mandolin is repellant to morbid, black T-
shirted hardcore fanatics.
DOA
Mystery Machine
Gerry Hannah and the Wild Cry
Commodore Ballroom
Friday, September 3
But if you have an open mind, you might
enjoy this folk influenced, no percussion effort.
It left my friend Sandy with a feeling that she
just heard a "REM wanna-be" band. Very
good—welcome back, Gerry.
Much to the crowd's pleasure. Mystery
Machine was the next act up. This loud punk/
hardcore creation elicited a spontaneous
slamfest that was almost as violent as the
abuse to band dished out upon my auditory
nerve. A deep bass, followed by two ultra
fast whining guitars got my head flexing.
Vocals reminded me a little bit of Dinosaur Jr.
though.
Mystery Machine was fast; they had no
harmony, no melody, inaudible lyrics. Just
noise. Yes Kevin, "They're Fuckln' awesomel"
Almost everyone in the world has heard
DOA at least once. They usually require no
Introduction, but I'l do one anyways.
After many years, countless gigs, several
break ups, just as many regroupings and the
same untuned guitar, Joey Shithead and
DOA consistently play faster, louder and with
more distortion than any other Vancouver
band—especially In their energetic live shows.
Others may poke fun at their age. They
make jokes about the failure of their side
projects, like JEF. But no one can diminish the
respect that is associated with the three letters DOA.
Their signature style of no nonsense, vulgar, crude hardcore has been a shaping
force for just about every other hardened
musician, worldwide. This is the way hardcore
was meant to be: screamed lyrics, spitting on
stage, guitars tuned once, volume knobs
turned up and broken off. There Is a very
good reason why you never see a DOA tape
in a used music store.
DOA is screaming more about social
issues these days. Look for their new EP with
songs about Clayoquot Sound,
This past summer, environmentalists have been protesting plans to clearcut 7areas of the Clayoquot Sound rainforest trees.
The Friends of Clayoquot Sound have bveen sponsoring a daily non-violent road blockade and a Peace Camp to provide camping
space for the protesters. Ted Young-lng visited the camp in August.
Sarah McLaughlan belts It out at the Commodore photo USA kwan
Clayoquot Rhythms, part two
by Paula Foran
The dancing nymphs were alive and Ihe
natives were restiess on Sunday, September 5,
as Sarah McLauchlan headlined a group of
politically charged artists including Ocean Trio,
Amanda Hughes and Holly Amteen. The Friends
of Clayoquot Sound organized the event to
commemorate the summer of protest,
Considering how many benefits for saving
Clayoquot Sound have occurred to date, another one wouldseem to be redundant. In fact,
, a healthy dose of hippy, love stuff is good for the
'soul.
SARAH McLAUGHLAN
Amanda Hughes, Holly Arntzen et al.
Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, September 5
Ocean Trio mesmerized an audience with
Wppy Afro-Jazzy tunes that took Ihe audience
on a meditative journey. Dancers, young and
young at heart, were actually rolling on the floor
and leaping In the air in a frenzy of freedom.
The Commodore floor bounced with the
soul music of Amanda Hughes, a well known
local rhythm and blues artist. Her amazing voice
and energetic band played enthusiastically in
the name of "God. children. Mother Earth and
Father Sky."
Holly Arntzen is the peace-loving artist who
Wed in vain to bridge the gap between tie
loggers and the environmentalists in Clayoquot
Sound. Last month she attempted to stage a
concert on both sides of the fence arid ended
up playing only for the Peace Camp. The pro-
logging group would let her play only if she
vowedthat1hedecisiontologClayoquotSound
was a correct one, and If she denounced the
anti-loggers. Singing sixties tunes and adding
modern pleas fbrClayoquotold-growth, Arntzen
Infected Ihe audience wiih her passion. She
even managed to Involve them In the creation
ofthe sound of rainfall in a temperate rainforest
with snapping fingers and clapping hands to
accompany Bruce Cockbum's lune "If a Tree
Falls".
A guitar and a drum complemented the
voices of "Ash" (the handsome drummer) and
Sarah McLaughlan as 1he two sung a few of
Sarah's latest creations in unison. Inside sources
say Ihe two are not In love (wiih each other), but
their connection was cosmic. The cuts from her
latest album seem fraught wltti love-stuff including "Your Love is Better lhan Ice-Cream", my
personal favorite. The whole audience fell In
love with Sarah, especially when she was so
bashful and thankful after getting an encore.
Sweetness.
In spite of so much beautiful sound. It is hard
to handle the violent rift in Clayoquot. Volunteers from The Friendsof ClayoquotSound spoke
belween sets about ihe Clayoquot summer of
arrests and emotional outcries. Garth Lens, a
member of The Friends, had some interesting
facts about Share B.C. groups. Supposedly representing 1he rights of loggers, the groups were
started in 1988 by an employee of MacMillian
Bloedel. Lens is disgusted by the fact that the
groups say they represent the individual logger
when "sixtyper cent of loggingjobs have been
lost to mechanization in the past Ihree years."
They are representing industry, not logging jobs.
A favorite speaker for environmental rights
was Svend Robinson, Burnaby MP. He dedicated the event to the 500 protestors to date
who have been arrested in the line of duty,
"There Is a profound tragedy occurring when
MacMillian Bloedel are silent in terms of protecting the environment when three grandmothers
are In jail. That is unacceptable."
Thankstodedlcatedenvlronmentalistslike
the Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Ihe world is
aware of 1he atrocities happening In the B.C.
Forest Industry. On August 7th 1he loggers, not
MacMillian Bloedel, decided to not go to work
and to stay away from 1he old-growth until Ihe
number of protestors drop. A small victory.
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We chose to drive my car to Clayoquot—always a
sound environmental decision.
The Peace Camp is a three-hour drive from the
Nanaimo ferry1—three hours through some of the most
beautiful terrain in the world. The road winds through the
temperate rainforests of Vancouver Island. Hill of
thousand year-old frees that would take four people's
arms to encircle and that reach as high as skyscrapers.
As the road nears Port Alberni, the clearcut areas
become more and more devastated. Entire sides of hills
bare and charred.
Many steep areas
now eroded down
to rockface. left
like an eerie
moonscape.
The Peace
Camp itself is right
on the side of
Highway Four, in a
vast clearcut
area called the
Blackhole (yes,
the same
Blackhole mentioned in Douglas
Coupland's
Shampoo Planet).
e Blackhole was
clearcut by
MacBlo in 1975
and has been
I"reforested" three
times hence.
Nothing is growing in the area except for grass and weeds.
The mood at the Peace Camp is quite amazing:
hundreds of people from all walks of life camping
together and living together communally. Everyone
helps out around the camp doing little chores. There's
a fireclrcle that's always full of people talking and
playing. Little kids have the run of the camp. One
older woman, she must be nearly 60, seemed to be
■the spiritual advisor of the camp. She's spent her life
as on activist for various causes.
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They wake us up at four to go to the blockade.
After driving up a ridiculously bumpy gravel
logging road for about forty minutes, the caravan
rrives at the bridge that crosses Kennedy River. I've
seen it on the news so many times that it's almost
disappointing up close. I park my car off to the side of
the road.
Now we wait. Someone from the camp has lit a
large campfire and people have gathered around it
to warm themselves. There's a faint feeling of tension
over what's to come, but everyone's maybe a little
too tired to deal with it. Someone's brought big
chunks of multigrain bread and fresh peanutbutter for
us to snack on. People wander around and mingle
until it's time.
Unless you've been there, you cannot imagine
how beautiful It is. It's Just before 5:00am. The sun Is
starting to paint the sky with hues of pale orange and
purples. The river is steaming and mist is hanging on
the mountains in the distance. It'ssso quiet and
peaceful I almost forget why we' re here.
I wonder if seeing the wilderness in this beautiful
crepuscule light gives the loggers doubt about their
work.
The Peace Camp decided lastf night that today
would be a silent protest. Candles are handed out
and
people are
told that
we're
going to try
to remain
silent and
let the
wilderness
othe
'talking this
morning.
The plan is
to hold
hands on
the side of
the road
until the
trucks are
past. I
guess
nobody
realized
that linking
hands Is
more difficult when everyone's holding candles.
Someone calls up on the CB radio to tell us that
the trucks are coming. Everyone lines the road. We're
told that until we've heard the court injunction, it's
legal for us to block the road, so those who are there
first in the morning crowd the road. I'm surprised to
find that almost half of the crowd of 80 protesters are
new.
After a few minutes of silence, the trucks can be
heard coming up the road. We watch as the MacBlo
truck approaches. It's a white and orange pick-up
truck. Behind It is a shiny new black Jeep Cherokee
with tinted windows. I later learn this is the RCMP
vehicle. The bus which the police have chartered to
haul protesters off is behind Ihe Jeep.
The same person who's done this everyday since
the protest
began gets out
of the truck and
picks up a
loudspeaker.
"Good
morning. I'm an
employee of
MacMillan
Bloedel. Will you
please clear the
road and allow
me to go to
work."
Nobody
moves. Everyone standing on
the road seems
pretty tense.
Then a process
server hired by
MacBlo gets on
the loudspeaker. He's
also here every
day. He reads us the six-page court injunction. No
one's listening to him.
The MacBlo employee takes out a video camera
and films the protesters while this is going on. It's
meant to Intimidate us, but the action Is so petty and
ridiculous that it's humourous. He wanders among us,
getting a good
close-up of each of
our faces.
Those of us who
aren't going to be
arrested then clear
the road and stand
behind the
spraypainted lines.
Eight people
remain. Five RCMP
officers, who have
been waiting
behind the MacBlo
truck step out and
begin to take the
protesters away. It's
a powerful moment.
The road now
cleared, the trucks
move on to chop
trees. I'm told that
from this point, they
have another hour
and a half to drive
before they get to work.
We watch on as about a dozen MacMillan
Bloedel trucks drive by, loaded with mack-jacketed
loggers. Most of them look groggy. It's 6:30 in the
morning, after all. Those that choose to acknowledge
us give us sneers. Many
protesters respond by
flashing the peace
sign. For some reason,
this touches me.
When all the trucks
have passed, we
leave. I go back to
bed as soon as I get
into camp. It's just after
8:00am.
Someone passing my
tent wakes me up for
lunch. All the food at
the camp Is vegan,
and it's the most
delicious food I've
eaten in months. Miso
soup, tabouli, lentils,
organic salads.
We run into a few
friends that we know
from Vancouver. I'm
surprised to see other
skaters here at the Peace Camp. Everyone's really
friendly, and we meet lots of interesting people.
I'm eavesdropping on a conversation that's
happening by the firecircie. Two granola teenagers in
full granola drag (she: Cowichan wool sweater, ankle-
length skirt. Blrkenstocks; he: tie-dyed t-shirt. cotton
Guatemalan-print pants, Tibetan pillbox hot) are
talking about how horrible It's going to be to return to
the city to go back to school. She asks him where he
lives.
"Uhm. I live in West Van." he responds sheepishly.
"I live in Capilano," she says, embarassed as well.
I look over and see the Gucci watch on her wrist.
My attitude towards the blockade changes on
the second day. Within minutes of having arrived at
the bridge, a reporter shoves a microphone into my
face.
"You're here everyday, yet every day the trucks
get through and the trees continue to be cut. What
do you feel is being accomplished here?"
It's really early, so I'm not thinking straight. I blurt-
out something about a show of solidarity and a moral
responsibility.
But as the morning continues, I think a lot about
this question. What's being accomplished here? There
seems to be an acceptance of the roles: we're here
every morning, they're here every morning. But
nothing much changes from day to day. Every day
that the blockade goes on, it becomes more routine
and less effective.
A police officer informs one of that morning's
arrestees that she's the 500th protester to be arrested
on the blockade. The crowd cheers.
What effect is the blockade having? I look
around and I see protesters holding hands and
singing. Joking with police and flashing peace signs to
the loggers. I'm struck with the feeling that the
blockade is for us, it's purpose has changed to make
us feel like we're a part of something or that we're
doing all that we can do to stop clearcutting.
It's frustrating.
I notice that this morning, MacBlo has repainted
the fluorescent orange lines that we have to stand
behind. This in itself Is absurd. MacBlo repaints the lines
every couple
of days. But
because the
lines are on
gravel, the
rocks get
moved
around when
we walk over
them. Bright
orange rocks
are scattered
everywhere
over the
road. Lots of
protesters
take the rocks
home as
souvenirs-*-!
took one. I
also notice
that the new
linejs are
about a
meter back
from where
PHOTO COURTESY OF KEN WOO
the old lines used to be.
It's hard to be back at the Peace Camp after this
morning. It just seems to be cliched—like a tradition
that people carry on long after its original meaning is
forgotten. We do our daily chores. We scrub pots and
dishes from the morning meal. It's our last day here
and I'm thinking that I don't want to be here anymore.
Today is Tuesday. I've been back from Clayoquot
for a couple of days and I'm watching the contempt
of court proceedings against those who got arrested
up at the Clayoquot blockade on the news.
I'm still struggling with how I feel about my
experience up at Clayoquot. I still respect those who
are up at the camp because they truly oppose
clearcutting. but I can't help but wonder how many
people are going because it's the trendy thing to do
this summer: armchair environmentalism at Its worst.
One of the arrestees is being Interviewed. I hear
the determination in his voice. "I don't regret being
arrested. I know that I'm right. I'll continue to fight until
we've saved Clayoquot Sound."
This makes me smile. I'm starting to feel better.
PHOTO BY TED YOUNG-INC
Battle for the Walbran Continues
byKenWu
The mass movement to protect the
pristine rain forest of Clayoquat Sound this
summer has somewhat overshadowed
the continuing struggle to save anolher
important fract of ancient forest, that of
the Walbran Valley.
The Walbran Valley lies adjacent to
the Carmanah Valley on the southwest
coast of Vancouver Island, together
comprising the last 3% of the remaining
old-growth on the southern half of the
island.
In the summer of 1991, the Walbran
was the site of numerous civil disobedience protests which resulted in the arrests
of thirty-seven people. The protests have
continued this summer, primarily organized by the Victoria Earth First! chapter.
Terra Primal
The Walbran Valley is of considerable
ecological importance for several reasons. In 1990, a nest of the marbled
murrelet, a threatened, robin-sized sea
bird, was found for the first time in Canadian history high up In an old growth tree.
Scientists had been mystified since the
turn of the century as to the whereabouts
of the marbled murrelet's nesting sites, as
thousands of the birds had been sited on
the ocean but not a single nest had previously been found.
The Walbran also contains a distinct
subspeciesof trout in Anderson Lakewhich
will be endangered if clearcut logging
results In siltation of the lake after heavy
rains.
Other species.such as the Vancouver
Island marten, cougars, timberwolves,
black bears, salmon, and Pacific yew
trees—which contain the cancer-fighting
compound taxol—also find necessary
living conditions in the ancient forest
ecosystem of the Walbran.
Combined with the old-growth forests
of the Nitinat Triangle in Pacific Rim national Park, the Carmanah Valley, and
the valleys of Cullite, Logan, and Sandstone Creeks, the Walbran Valley and
adjacent areas roughly equal 540 square
kilometres. They comprise the last old-
growth wilderness area remotely large
enough on the southern half of Vancouver
Island tosustainpopulationsof old-growth
dependent species.
During the series of protests in the
summerof 1991.the Harcourt government
had promised to "log around" contentious
areas of forests in BC if elected. After
elected, the "contentious area" turned
out to be the specific forests around the
sites of the blockades, not the entire
Walbran Valley.
Portibnsbf the Walbran were deferred
from logging for 18 months starting in
Jaunary of 1992 through the CORE
(Commission On Resources and Environment) process, a supposed attempt by
the government to end the valley by valley conflicts In BC.
Throughout 1992, massive clearcuts
by Fletcher Challenge and MacMillan
Bloedel occured In forests not within
deferal areas.
This July, the 18-month deferral
explredthen was extended for an extra 18 months. While MacMillan BJoedel
was busy removing felled frees In non-
defferal areas, activists occupied a
grapple yarder In mid-July to temporarily halt further removal of old-growth
logs.
Several activists were assaulted by
angry workers during this Incident,
claims "Mad Murrelet," an Earth Firstl
activist.
Other recent actions in defense of
the Walbran forests have included the
occupation of the Fletcher Challenge
corporate office in Vancouver on July
29.
Banners hanging over the Island
Highway by Goldstream Park, the
Johnson Street Bridge and the provincial legislature In Victoria and a giant
"banana slug" climbing the flagpole
on the legislature lawn have also drawn
attention to the cause.
Road building is expected to begin in the next few weeksand treesitting
protests are planned to greet the development, says Mad Murrelet.
In contrast to the strategies used
this year In Clayoquot by the Friends of
Clayoquot Sound, the Walbran campaign differs primarily in two ways,
according to Mad Murrelet.
First, while the Clayoquot Sound
campaign has used massive symbolic
civil disobediences with the intention
of affecting long term change of the
government decision. Terra Primal has
mainly used direct action civil disobedience In the Walbran with the intention of immediately halting the developments.
"With twenty to thirty activists at
any given time In the Walbran base
camp as opposed to 4wo+iahdred in
the Clayoquot Peace Camp, the last
thing Walbran activists can afford to
do Is to sit on the road for five minutes
and get arrested," says Mad Murrelet.
Instead.she claims, "heavier" tactics like lockdowns to logging machinery and sitting up in trees for weeks
must be employed to completely halt
1he logging as long as possible.
Furthermore. Terra Primal recognizes 1he QWa-Ba-Diwa Nations—the
First Nations people In the region—In
the Walbran and surrounding valleys
and believes that all forms of oppression must be equally resisted.
Terra Prima! fully supports the Qwa-
Ba-Diwa's call for the full and complete
withdrawal of the BC government.
Fletcher Challenge, and Macmillan
Bloedel from the traditional lands of
the aboriginal people.
Activlstsare continuing their campaign to protect the ancient forest
ecosystem of the Walbran and may
be setting up a winter shelter. To get
involved, write to Terra Primal. A-5.1720
Douglas St.. Victoria, BC. V8W 2G7.
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When Big Macs roamed the earth
by Doug Ferris and Graham Cook
Doug: Jurassic Park is
Stephen Spielberg's Thalidomide
film child ofthe 1990"s.
His tendency to serve up
brilliantly expensive special
effects with little or no story
development was in full swing in
this film. I can't figure out how
he keeps getting away
with this kinda crap?
Graham: Crap? You
call this crap? This is the
epitome of Hollywood
filmmaking. If you're
looking for a story, read
a book. This is the
ultimate triumph of style
over substance, special
effects over emotional
affectations.
But look beyond the
film itself. Jurassic Park
isn't about special
effects, or dinosaurs, or
any of that. This film is
about marketing. Big rampaging
monsters attacking defenseless
folks...
Jurassic Park
FILM
dir: Stephen Spielberg
with Laura Dern, Jeff
Goldblum
If Michael Crichton had
written a book about mutant
penguins then we'd have a boom
in black-and-white lunchbox
production and a whole new line
of formal wear at Classy -
Antarctic Park.
My favourite part was early
on when they maneouver the big
crate down to the holding cell,
and we had all seen the exact
same scene in the MacDonald's
ad. Was it a dinosaur inside,
or a mutant Big Mac?
Does it even matter?
Doug: Yeah.
Which is
scarier?^
You're right. This film is about
marketing, and that's the
problem in a nutshell.
Spielberg's sense of filmic excess
seems to have deteriorated to the
point where it doesnt extend
much beyond what t-shirts,
coffee mugs, or jock-straps he
can attach the Hollywood
equivalent of the corporate logo
to to sell.
He's maybe the most
successfull Hollywood director of
the era and he's done it through
the big-spectacle, robbing us of
everything else that cinema can
be, has been, and should be.
They have the technology to do
BIG everything, but did they
have to fire every good
scriptwriter in Hollywood to do
it?
This isn't to say Fm not a
sucker for the big spectacle
either, I happily paid my
four dollars and no
sense (afternoon
matinee in
Edmmtn-i)
to
see the special effects, and I
walked out raving about them.
But the story's just a write-off. I
mean in Spielberg's case, if I
wanted a better story I might as
well write my own.
Granted, the MacDonald-
land sight-gag is funny. So is the
scene where the heros try to
escape
the
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Rex in
the
land
cruiser,
and we
can see
the
HUGE
head of
the
dinosaur
filling
the
rear-view mirror ofthe car. Then
we notice the words printed
across the mirror, "Objects in
mirror are closer than they
appear". I screamed so hard I
laughed my guts out... kinda
scary though eh?
Pretty much a perfect
explanation for what
Spielberg does better
than almost
everyone.
He
scares us a little with a few safe
voyeuristic thrills, gives us a
laugh or two, blows our minds
with some expensive effects, but
can't-at the same time—present
an engaging story. If a filmmaker spends, say,
$100,000,000-1- to make a movie,
you'd think they'd have enough
money to pay someone to do the
script right.
Buying the merchandise is
an interesting idea too. If enough
people buy the stuff, then no one
would ever have to even see the
damned films because they'd
make all their money back
selling underwear with dinosaurs on the crotches. Just how
much Jurassic Park paraphernalia have you bought, Graham?
It's funny when people ask
me what I thought ofthe film-
and I never get tired of talking
about it-1 talk about the different kinds of dinosaurs that were
in the film, and not about the
film at all unless it's to
complain about it, well, except
for Jeff Goldblum who looks
pretty sharp dressed in black.
Graham: Goldblum looks
great. Everything looks great.
Spielberg is just great at making
things look great.
I think it's all about expectations. If you expect a big Hollywood movie to teach you something about human truths or
truly move you emotionally, then
you probably expect TV
infomercials to do the same. In
both cases, movies and
infomercials, if you expect some
good production values, maybe a
little suspense (will the
Colourcote 2000 really cover up
that sandblasted Porsche?), and
some lame catchphrases,
you won't be disappointed.
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by Omar
Kassis
Maybe it's just
the lack of talented
scriptwriters out there, but it
seems an awful lot of recent
films have been
based on classic or
already successful novels.
Maybe it's .just the Jurassic
film industry's fear of taking
unnecessary risks. At least Salty
Potter has chosen as her inspiration Virginia Woolf s Orlando—a
novel that in spite of its canonical status remains as quirky and
provocative as the day it was
written.
The
innovative 1928
novel ofthe same name
takes on the sexism and
classism of British society and
flips it around in the enigmatic
story of an aristocrat who lives
through a bigger chunk oflife
experiences than anyone ever
has in reality. Starting with
Orlando's dreamy and androgynous boyhood in Elizabethan
England, the story follows his
understated passionate history
through doomed and demented
loves to the moment when,
inexplicably, Elizabeth I bestows
eternal youth on him.
In the novel's next iconoclas
tic moment—
beautifully transposed to
film by Potter—he becomes a
she and lives through another
400 years. This is one of those
rare films that does justice to the
book on which it is based. And
ifs just as delicious as the book
to boot. Potter reflects the novel's
contemporary feel by updating
the final episode to the 1990s,
and adds the perfect note of
lyricism with a captivating
symphonic score that she co-
wrote.
Film
Orlando
dir: Sally Potter
For once one of those novels
that is begging for a good film
version has gotten
the treatment it
deserves. Tilda Swinton, who
stars as Orlando, masters both
her gender roles, and Quentin
Crisp is brilliant as Queen
Elizabeth I in one ofthe film's
many parallel gender reversals.
Sexuality is subtly at the
forefront of this sensual film
which criticizes both the overt
sexism of Orlando's many eras
and the traditional visual
representation of women in
cinema. Orlando seems to grow
more fully into an omniscient and
worldly woman as the film
progresses, and she needs less
dialogue for expression—the
silent beautv of the screen speaks
for her.
The luscious scene of her
wooing a dark Elvis-lookalike
horseman is a heraldic masterpiece of composition in itself. As
Orlando changes to a fully
mature, modern woman, the
film's rhythm follows, transported by the apt score—which
includes a contribution and
cameo appearance by Jimmy
Sommerville.
Hard Target misses the point
by Steve Chow
Director John Woo is the
legendary master of ultra-violent
cinema in the Far East—verily,
in the world.
The sheer force, violent
grandeur, emotional mayhem
(not to mention body count) of
movies such as The Killer, Hard
Boiled, A Better Tomorrow I and
II make Arnold and Sylvester
movies the action equivalent of
cement growing.
FILM
Hard Target
dir: John Woo
with Jean-Claude Van
Damme
Yet, beyond the stunningly
perfect choreography and
ferocious tension of individuals
raging hard against insurmount
able malevolence and corruption
are Woo's stark lessons on
morality, friendship, apocalypse,
good and evil.
Indeed, we're not worthy.
Woo's quintessential Hong
Kong action hero,
Chow Yun-Fat, was a
slick, dispassionate,
brooding, romantic,
existentialist-type,
trapped in a swirling
blood bath of short
lives and very violent
deaths.
Jean-Claude Van
Damme, on the other
hand, spawn of movies
like the oh-so-lame No
Retreat, No Surrender,
Bloodsport, Cyborg,
Death Warrant, etc.
suits the Woo action
mold like guano on
french fries.
With the Muscles
from Brussels as leading
beefcake, Woo's $18 million
Hard Target has the feel of a
beer commercial, complete with
the slide blues guitar music and
slow-motion close-ups ofthe
leading main's face.
Van Damme is made out to
be some sort of tragic figure, but
unlike Woo's other heroes, who
were undeniably mortal, he
remains aloof from the action in
a contrived invinciblil-
ity. There was no
doubt that the world's
first action hero
poseur would triumph
in the end.
Too bad.
Van Damme
becomes increasingly
annoying as the movie
goes on, his overdone
macho-blockhead
screen persona and
Belgian-French accent
lingering scene after
scene like bad gas
after beans.
Armed with
jeans so tight that
they threaten his
future offspring, a
spinning butterfly kick, and a
fashion faux pas Billy Ray Cyrus
haircut from hell, Van Damme
stands in the middle ofthe John
Woo pyrotechnics and gunfire
show.
For someone who is supposed
to be an action hero, he does
surprisingly little. Woo does
everything for him.
But the wet-your-pants-in-
the-theatre action that the world
has come to expect from the Hong
Kong director is watered down to
satisfy the discriminating North
American audience's penchant for
celluloid diarrhea like Free Willy.
Sadly, Hard Target will go
down in cinematic history as he
Americanization of Woo's trademark bliztkrieg-action directorial
style.
Ironically, Woo's flaccid entry
into the North American action
film industry will probably be
considered Van Damme's best
performance. 20     THE UBYSSEY
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THE UBYSSEY Arts     21
A woman's victimization
transcends time and culture
by Michelle Wong
Begin with destitution,
add lust and rape, throw in a
murder and you have the
makings of P'an {Judgement),
a play about a trial for a
woman's honour.
The witnesses recount
their version of the plot—the
rape of a woman and the
murder of her husband—in a
series of monologues before
an imaginary judge whom is
represented by the audience.
Each witness, hindered by his
or her different socio-political
perspectives, is in conflict with
each other and reality.
FRINGE PREVIEW
P'an (or Judgement)
Arcadian Hall
Sept 17th to 19th, 9 pm.
Based on the two short
stories by Ryunosuke
Akutagawa ("Rashomon" and
"Tajomaru's Confession"), P'an
is one of the 99 shows being
performed at this year's
Vancouver Fringe Festival.
P'an is presented by
the Chinese Cultural Centre
Theatre company, which has
recently become the UBC
Museum of Anthropology's
resident theatre group and has
promoting a
already been performed five
woman's
times at the Museum of
honour."
Anthropology—three of those
performances were in
Poon,
Cantonese.
however,
Tiie CCTC is a
does
bilingual (English/Chinese)
concede to
theatre company which
pressures
experiments in East/West
from the
theatre techniques and issues
play. "It
concering the community.
was difficult
Director Noyus Poon
to adapt this
explained P'an offers
story
opportunities to Asian theatre
because we
groups and Asian actors.
had to
"I chose a majority of
spend a lot
Asian actors because in this
of time to
city, Asian actors have very
talk about the characters.
little chance to act in
There's no definite way to
mainstream theatre. We are
interpret the [way the]
the only Chinese group in the
characters should be."
Fringe this year," she said.
'The play's strength
Poon speaks with
lies not in the plot but in the
confidence about P'an even
types of human instinct and
though it is her first major
nature that comes out of the
directorial debut. She is not
characters. 1 feel that the
even worried about
characters can be
comparisons with the well
interchanged in today's
received film version directed
society."
by the renowned director Akiro
Poon's belief that the
Kurosawa.
play holds timeless ideas and
Tie film version is
temperaments is evident in the
from the male perspective but
play's presentation. Although
I'm from the feminine
P'an takes place in the past, it
perspective," Poon said, "1 am
is not set in a specific time
s*
SFU grad student Hlro Kanagawa (P'an)
period.
The play is left with
an open ending because
Poon wishes to leave the
audience to judge the
characters without biases.
"I'm just a guideline
for the audience. There are
so many common ideas in
this play that happen to
people today." She added, "I
think everybody should be
the judge."
The play transcends
nationhood and culture. The
music and dance used in the
performance encompass a
variety of ethnicities including
Korean, Chinese, African and
North American First Nations.
Poon explained that
despite being based on a
Japanese text, P'an is not a
Japanese play.
'This is not a traditional
Japanese play therefore we
want to mix in all cultures. We
are trying to make this a multicultural play," Poon said.
Against a backdrop of
mixed ethnicity, P'an
illustrates that the tribulations
of humans and the instinctive
responses that they envoke
are timeless and raceless.
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By Rick Hiebert
There haa always been
something intriguing about
escapist literature, and reading
about how such writing is
created can be almost as fun as
reading the original stories.
A new book, Danger Is My
Business by Lee Server, is a
loving tribute to the "pulp
magazine," which flourished in
North America in the first half
of this century. The "pulps" were
small magazines with lots of
rough hewn pulpwood pages,
filled of fictional adventures of
cowboys, space explorers, two-
fisted private detectives and
other heroes, written in nail
biting, colourful prose.
by Janet Winters
Following ttie success
of Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat, .
Vancouverites will want
another shot of Andrew Lloyd
Webber.
The Phantom of the
Opera, the city's all-time
biggest musical, returns to the
Queen Elizabeth theatre and
promises to be the spectacular
event it was in 1991.
THEATRE
Phantom of the Opera
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Andrew Lloyd
Webber's musical smash is
undoubtedly one of the most
successful classics ever to hit
the stage, breaking every
existing advance box office
record when it opened in
London in 1986, Broadway in
1988, and Toronto in 1989.
Vancouver was no exception.
An added bonus to this
year's production is award-
winning singer Cris
Groenendaal, who stars in the
title role of the Phantom, as he
did on Broadway. Well-known
in New York City, he has
landed lead roles opposite big
stage stars such as Angela
Lansbury and Bemadette
Peters. He has also been
featured as the singer for
numerous symphony
orchestras including the
prestigious Boston Pops.
Starring with
Groenendaal is Glenda Balkan
as the beautiful soprano
Christine Daae. Actors from
the original Canadian cast
include Byron Nease as Raoul,
Lyse Guerin as Carlotta
Giudicelli, and Susan Cuthbert
alternating with Balkan as
Christine Daae.
If you missed The
Phantom of the Opera the first
time around, don't make that
mistake again. If you didn't
miss it, then you know why you
should go see it again.
Danger is My Business:
An Illustrated History
ofthe Fabulous Pulp Magazines
By Lee Server
Chronicle Books
Although the pulps were
looked down on by snooty, higher
class authors and readers ofthe
time, the pulps have had a
lasting effect on our culture.
Many famous writers such as
Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Rice
Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Louis
L'Amour and Robert Heinlein got
their sta.rts writing for the pulps.
The genre of Science Fiction
became popularized in the pulps
and many characters, such aa
The Shadow, Tarzan and Doc
Savage debuted there.
The writing in the pulps was
always interesting and often
violent, bizarre or macabre,
depending on the kind of pulp.
There were hundreds in the
heyday ofthe pulps in the 20s
and 30s—-adventure, romance,
western., horror, science fiction
and crime stories. The pulps
were esoteric with something for
everybody.
Enterprising publishers
tried to launch pulps called Fire
Fighter Stories, Zeppelin Stories,
Strange Suicides and Medical
Horror E! tories. Only in horror
pulps could you read stories such
as Models for the Pain Sculpture", "Satan's Show Girls" and
"White Flesh Must Rot."
Danger Is My Business
is a survey history ofthe pulps,
discussing their rise and fall.
Argosy, the first pulp, was
launched by publisher Frank
Munsey in 1896 as a way to
reach a mass audience with
fiction. Argosy was a hit, leading
the way for others.
Television and comic books
caused the pulps to lose their
audience and die off in the 50s,
but mystery magazines and
science fiction magazines
launched during the pulp era
still survive.
The most interesting
section ofthe book details the
writers and editors of the pulps
and how they worked. Most pulp
writers worked quickly, submitting stories under psuedonyms
to earn more money. Writers
wrote up to 5000 words a day
and some beginners got their
lucky break by walking into an
office and running into a frantic
editor on deadline who got them
to sit down and write a story on
the spot.
Server's interviews with
pulp vets explore the unique
subculture of the pulps and
what it was like to work in the
magazines. WTiere they got their
ideas is often fascinating—one
pulp author corresponded with
an insane fan and cribbed ideas
from his letters.
The book is illustrated with
covers of pulp magazines—
colourful and often spectacular
art. A pleasure to read, it's fun
to look at as well.
Danger is My Business
would be even better if it had
reprinted some great pulp
stories. I found myself wanting
to read more about the pulps,
which is probably the best
complement that anyone could
offer this book. 22     THE UBYSSEY Arts
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
Neil Young, my hero: so good I puked!
interview by Graham Cook
With the recent turmoil at The
Ubyssey it's been nearly impossible to get the one thing essential
to arts coverage—complimentary
tickets. And since none of the
editors could afford to attend the
Neil Young concert, we looked to
"colourful local musician and gig-
goer Alistair Cook to fill us in.
The opening band, Blind
Melon, "was really trying to be
70's Doobie Bothers in the 90's,"
Cook said. "It was interesting that
a lot of the younger kids bought
Blind Melon shirts rather than
Pearl Jam ones, because Blind
Melon were 'more alternative.'
The mosh really sucked, it
was awful. It was a bunch of
oversized jocks getting kicks by
showing off their machismo. And
trying to suffocate the other kids,
which I dorj't think is the reason
for mosh.
"I literally threw up, I was
pushed so hard on my ribs. So I
turned to the guy who was
pushing me and spat it in his
face," Cook said.
"And it was smelly too—Eau
de Mosh. People would come out
with all their clothes completely
wet. But hey, it smells like teen
spirit," he said.
On Pearl Jam, the second
band on the bill and a favourite of
Cook: 'Ihe band wasn't that bad,
but I've lost a lot of respect for
Eddie Vedder. I know he doesn't
want to be a teen icon, but he is,
and I think he should have done
more thinking about what he does
up on stage, because he was as
drunk as he was on the MTV
video awards and brought his
bottle up on stage with him," Cook
said.
"Eddie Vedder said 'I guess
you're all expecting me to stage
dive. Well, fuck you.' Shows you
the trip he was on. And he got a
shoe thrown at him after that.
'Their new songs were
excellent, though, and I think their
upcoming album will be excellent,"
Cook said.
Cook found the crowd to be a
strange mix. "It was really
interesting. There were lots of
young kids with the baseball caps
and Michigan baseball shirts, and
there were the older construction
worker guys too.
"A lot of the younger people
left when Neil Young came on,
which was kind of sad, because
Neil Young is the one guy who
influenced a major part of the
bands who were up and coming
these days," said Cook.
"Neil looked like he was
having way more fun than ever.
He was really playing to the
audience. He only played one
song from his new album. It was
really odd seeing a mosh in front
of Neil Young doing Harvest
Moon.
"Booker T and the MG's—
like, I don't know how many
people know how godly they are.
Like, the guitarist and bassist
were in the Blues Brothers. They
backed 'Sitting on the Dock of the
Bay.' Neil Young has the classic
fifteen-minute ending songs which
never stop. You just never know
when to clap.
The shreddies, mini-
thrashers, and the mini-pops
didn't know the background of
Booker T and the incredible
people they played with," Cook
said. "When Neil Young introduced them no one seemed to
care. These guys have played
with everyone, and they completely blew my mind. It was
awesome. People from the Blues
Brothers—right therel"
When asked how this gig
rated with others he'd seen, Cook
said: "Fishbone at Lollapalooza
was the best, but becasuse of the
talent on stage last night it was
excellent. But if you took time to
think about the merchandise that
was being sold...They were
actually selling flannel. They were
actually selling this red flannel
shirt.
"I guess if you just listened to
the music and enjoyed the show
and didn't look at anyone else,
there was good music being
played."
While Cook enjoys seeing
big-name acts, his own position as
a singer for local band Gassy Jack
means he supports the local
scene too.
"Right after Neil Young we
went to see Terror of Tiny Town
and the Real MacKenzies, and
they were awesome. Neil Young
is someone you want to see, but
there a lot of bands locally who
put on a better show and want you
to see them. With Pearl Jams's
attitude I'd rather just listen to their
tape," Cook said.
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On a garlic wind of pasta and
powered by the sounds of Daniel
Lanois, Acoustically Inclined, a
street-performing band from
Winnipeg which has moved on to
bigger and longer streets, visited
the Pit on one of their stops on a
cross Canada tour.
"We're about as alternative as
you can get. We do everything
from bluegrass to very heavy rock
music, everything in between
including a little bit of folk and a
little bit a Celtic," explains Karry
Krishna, the mandolinist.
Acoustically Inclined
Happy Man
Pit Pub
Thursday, 02 September
With a guitar, drums, bass,
violin, bongos and a flying V
mandolin, this group can produce
all styles. Fueled by their individual talents, they create a fusion
of international sounds that pulls
you out of your chair and forces
you to dance.
Seeing Acoustically Inclined
live gives you the impression that
they should be playing on a busy
street corner—a very personal
and energetic show. As with all
great street performers, if you
listen for more than six seconds
you're hooked until the end of the
song. It's good to see that busking
hasn't died.
The performance of the
violinest was amazing. Not that
the rest of the band isn't talented,
they are—especially the drummer,
who has only been in the band for
a few days.
Opening was Vancouver's
own Happy Man, formed out of
splinters of such bands as Jr.
Gone Wild and Green House.
Singer/songwriters Graham
Brown and Jay Homenchuk are
experiencing mild success as
Happy Man. Their first CD "Born
to Entertain," available on their
own Stomp Records, are 12
tracks of melodic, socially
conscious rock songs with very
impressive lyrics and violins by
Marcelle Nokony (who worked
with the London Quire Boys).
Live, Happy Man is very
energetic and fast, but not too
fast: a very well balanced blend of
shrill guitars and melodic lyrics,
which naturally causes toe
tapping. Overall, quite good.
tf you missed their show,
Happy Man will be playing on the
10th at Notorious and the 24th
and 25th at the Pacific Transit
Club. And Acoustically Inclined
will be Dlavina at the AMS
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...continued from page 4
newspaper is difficult at the
best of times. However, The
Ubyssey faces some real
difficulties this year.
While the people on the
Publications Board supported The Ubyssey's application, the possibility still
exists for them to take some
pretty draconian measures
against The Ubyssey, or any
other AMS-funded publication. (Two have been funded
so far—POW and Perspectives).
In the AMS Code of
Procedure Section DC* Publications Board, the board has
the power to shut down a
publication if it publishes
anything deemed to be
"detrimental to the interests
ofthe Alma Mater Society."
In addition, the budget of
The Ubyssey is well below
normal.
What it all adds up to
is our desperate need for
photographers, graphic
artists, writers, computer
hacks— anyone who's interested in learning about
journalism first-hand.
We're in SUB 241K, the
northeast corner of the
building on the second floor.
And we're open every day of
the week. Drop by and see
what's up.
It's not every day you get
to participate in a rebirth.
...continued from page 15
experts that the board was
supposed to have. Those who
attended have been put in an
awkward position, squeezed
between what the AMS wants
and newspaper business and
production realities. It
renders the board almost
functionless—a waste of time.
Just like the one started ten
years ago which fizzled. You
would think a lesson could be
learned.
Chung Wong was editor
of The Ubyssey from 1989 to
1990, and co-editor of Pow
from 1992 to 1993.
...continued from page 12
and programs that most
senior students are probably
familiar with, it proved
disappointing even to the
AMS executive members
whose smiling faces adorn its
pages. "It ended up being like
the Frosh Giride except
without all the frosh stuff,"
says President Bill Dobie. "It
was a good learning experience, though. It'll improve a
lot next year."
Another windblown
earth-scented day, another
learning expsrience. Every
student shares this fleeting
sense of grovrth with their
president, and every student
revels in the tingling smells
of autumn.
...continued irom page 28
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Fall is arriving too soon here at UBC, and it's time to make all those
resolutions about how you're going to attend every class, do all your
homework, and get involved. As your student association, we're here to
help you achieve the last one. We'd like to take this opportunity to show
you what we have to offer ...
Your Executive Office,
President, BILL DOBIE; Vice President, JANICE BOYLE; Coordinator of
External Affairs, CAROLE FORSYTHE; Director of Administration,
ROGER WATTS; Director of Finance, DEAN LEUNG (Phone 822-3971).
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Student Council, Phone 822-2901
• Budget Committee
• External Affairs Committee
• Selection Committee
• New Students' Orientation
• Student Leadership Committee
• Code and Bylaws Committee
• Facilities Advisory Committee
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Committee
Undergraduate Societies
Student Administrative Commission, Phone 822-2361
• Student Clubs • Art Gallery
• Student Court • Coat ChecK
• Bookings • Special Projects
• Fundraising • Elections
• Security • SAC Secretary
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PROGRAMS
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Each of you, as members of the AMS, pay $39.50. As your Executive,, we
make AMS services as accessible as possible to all students. But in the
end, it's up to you to make the most of your membership.
Be informed. Be involved. Make a difference.
Tuum Est WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
THEUBYSSEY Freestyle     25
Spawns of Satan Gather in Residence
by Steve Chow
So you want to live in student
residence. Be scared. Be very
scared.
Perhaps you've planned to get
an education of sorts at UBC, feel
the soft earth between your toes,
find enlightenment in this cruel
world, write for the only student
paper on campus that matters
(hint: rhymes with UBC).
One thing threatens to cast
your visionary ideal into the gaping abyss...
Butthead roommates.
They exist. They live. They
will mate, spawn and die.
They look human, but beware:
peel back the thin veneer of personality and behold the socially-
dysfunctional keepers of the Unholy gate. They're not immature—
they're just evil.
Tve been there. It's not too
late for you to turn back.
The night ofthe AMS Welcome
BackBBQ 1992,1 returned to Gage
Towers to discover that on the
communal couch, a young lad had
his crotch shaven by a large, bald
woman using my razor and an orange juice jug. For atmosphere,
another woman was dancing
around the quad with her panties
around her knees.
This was my first clue that all
was not well. Finding three complete strangers in my living space
leaving hidden souvenir hair
growths was slightly disconcerting.
In the washroom, somebody
had adorned the toilet with an
exquisite pile of vomit, and while
he or she was at it, did a little
interior decorating with multicoloured popcorn spew on the walls
and floors.
"They have a right to be here,"
said Chicken Butt(not real name),
refering to the inconsiderate dregs
he called friends.
Clearly, I missed his bullet-
train of logic (too fast for me). His
pals didn't live in the quad, didn't
pay the rent; they didn't even have
the courtesy to introduce themselves before they removed their
underwear, yet somehow they had
a God-given right to examine pubic hair for split ends in my living
room.
After we had talked it out—
me in English, Chicken Butt and
the Stinky Cheese Man (not real
name, more a description) in some
mongrel yelps and crude nods that
meant they understood—I let the
incident pass, thinking that they
wouldn't be so irresponsible as to
allow their friends into the quad
without an electric fence and a
cattle-prod.
Their friends came back in
droves, sometimes as many as ten
staying over, lying in the slop and
stench of their party. Not that I'm
anti-party, but I would like come
home and not find someone
thrusting his pelvis into a bowl of
chocolate mousse.
I started to develop a passionate Marquis de Sade complex. I'd
awaken at night, laughing diabolically in a col d sweat, havi ng area mt
that I had poured 2 litres of Maz ola
on Chicken Butf s bed and then set
it alight as he slept.
Blaze on, O glorious hellfire of
vengeance!
Chicken Butt would never
apologize, instead muttering "Oh,
sorry, man" after each incident:
once for leaWng spunk on the windows, once for smearing banana
over the walls, once for pissing out
the window, once for defecating on
the window sill, once for the neato
urine designs on the toilet seat.
"Partying is everything—
that's what residence is for," they
said every weekend, not realizing
that other p-sople lived in the same
quad and still others on the floor.
One night, an incredibly inebriated GumBum-PooFace-
CondomBreath-DinkBrain (not
real name, but you are what you
eat, right?) smmbledinandheaded
for the window. He barfed big-
time on the floor, the couch, the
radiator, then finally out the window.
Miraculously, like manna
from heaven, puke started dropping from the floor above onto the
back of his head. When he turned
around it looked as though he had
stuck his head up the congested
nostril ofthe* Green Giant.
When Chicken Butt and
Stinky Cheesse Man returned later
that night, GumBum-PooFace-
CondomBreeith-DinkBrain was on
the floor, heaving gobs of vomit
into the air. The police and ambulance had just left, refusing to
take him.
Instead ofhelping their friend,
they shaved his eyebrows and
passed gas into his mouth.
Ignorant, they often referred
to Orientals as "chinks" and
"slants," African-Canadian and
African-Americans as "niggers."
How did they account for their
cultural retardation?
"Hey, Ice-T and other rappers
call themselves "niggers,' so why
can't we? Af-er all, niggers and
chinks should be enlightened
enough that they wouldn't take
offence."
When I told them they were
racists, they proudly said, "No,
we're not! We have HALF-BREED
girlfriends!" as though it was som e
kind of vindication from being the
stupidest peoole on the planet.
Horses and dogs are bred, not
human beings. But of course, this
point, like so many others, went
way over the heads ofthe inbred.
Is there a better world somewhere over the towers? Happily,
yes—a land of freedom, far from
the Invasion of the Stupid People
and their deft-cation fetishes. It's
called off-campus housing. You
have been warned.
EMERGENCY MEETING and
BLOCKADE AGAINST NRC FACILITY
Absolutely everyone should come to the meeting and
blockade TODAY Wednesday Sept. 8th at 7:00pm at
the protest site IN THE FOREST at the intersection
of East Mall and W.16th Ave. SAVE THE FOREST
ECOSYSTEM!!! SUPPORT THE PROTESTERS!!!
Your attendance is CRUCIAL to stop the construction of this facility and to show student support for
the protesters! 26     THEUBYSSEY Freestyle
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBFR 8, 1993
Towards a safer place
GET AN "A"
FOR ORGANIZATION!
by Paula Foran
Should back-to-school
fashions include a colour coordinated accessory for
pepper spray or perhaps a
pen knife? Alarmed by what
the Vancouver Sun headlined
as "The UBC Killings",
students return to school
surrounded by a fog of
violence.
Two murders in one week
have made some students
uneasy about campus security. Some have stopped
cycling in the Endowment
Land trails and are afraid to
go to Wreck Beach.
The Wreck Beach community is coping with the bad
press the beach has received
since Tina Thompson's death.
Tina's naked, bruised body
was found on August 4th
lying face down at the top of
the well-travelled Trail 6.
Near the spot where she
was killed, the Wreck Beach
Preservation Society has
posted information about
Tina's murder along with a
chart showing the funds
collected in her memory to
date. One placard reads:
"With the number of
complaints having come into
the GVRD and RCMP about
Wreck Beach after Tina's
death (and there have been
many)—our nude lifestyle
(and the mentality of non-
nudists who equate simple
nudity to sex and criminality) could well be under
attack."
Down at the beach, the
regulars are living life as
usual. They protest against
the opinions of some that
Wreck Beach is violent.
One resident described
security measures that the
locals organize: volunteers
patrol the beach for troublemakers at all times, and
walk people up the trails at
night, as well as doing
regular maintenance and
cleanup duty. This particular
man wants lighting along the
trail.
The question is, are the
problems at Wreck Beach a
concern for students? Nicole
Porter, a fourth year Fine
Arts student, is one ofthe
many women on campus who
feel a need for more access to
campus services to ensure
safety. She says that all forms
of transportation around
campus pose a risk of safety,
whether you bike, walk, drive
or bus.
She adds that poor
lighting just adds to the
problem.
Obviously, better lighting
will not solve all problems
with violence on campus, but
it does make people feel safer
at night.
After the two deaths,
Steve Crombie, manager of
media relations at U.B.C,
told a Sun reporter that "an
overall safety plan on campus security, lighting and on
campus transportation is
expected to go to the university administration next
month."
Some people around
campus feel the murders are
reflective of a violent society.
One female Wreck Beach
regular and student commented that the beach has
never been a safe place for
women. But she adds that
"Tina's death is typical of a
mysogynist society—not just
on the beach."
The beach is very much a
family beach during the day.
One beautiful young couple,
expecting a baby in October,
were enjoying the sunshine
with their toddler son. Recent
arrivals from Toronto,
Stephanie and Dwayne, felt
no threat enjoying the day
and the freedom of nudity.
"People are murdered everywhere*—we won't stop walking down the street because a
murder occurred there. But
you have to take precautions."
Although the beach
community may be a subculture, it is a close neighbour of
the campus and a part ofthe
larger society. The violence
cannot be ignored or passed
off as an isolated incident.
All students, especially
women, should be aware of
the threat of violence that
exists not only on campus
and the beach, but everywhere.
The RCMP is not increasing patrols on the beach or
around the university after
the incidents, according to
Constable Brian Cotton.
He encourages all students, especially women,
never to walk alone at night
around campus, and to take
advantage ofthe AMS security programs. The Safe Walk
Program is a logical step
towards safety — although
some of us prefer concealed
weapons and the grab, twist
and pull method.	
Yeah, you. Wc know you've always wanted to join us in our decrepitude.
Besides, honey, we need you. Come. Submit. Do come meet us at the paper
Come to our first staff meeting on Thursday at 12:30 in SUB 241K.
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THE UBYSSEY
1 Oth Annual
AMS
Welcome Back
BBQ!
Fri., Sept. 10th
Maclnnes Field
12 noon - 8:00 pm
Monday House
The Paperboys
John Bottomley
Jr. Gone Wild
Acoustically Inclined
No minors, please.
— Wed., Sept. 8th —
Zolty Cracker
— Thurs., Sept. 9th —
cub
— Mon., Sept. 13th —
Two Left Feet
— Tues., Sept. 14th —
The Flu
— Wed., Sept. 15th —
Girbaud presents Shine
— Thurs., Sept. 16th —
Girbaud Fashion Show
Fri., Sept. 17th
Slowburn
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Thurs., Sept, 9th
Rumplesteelskin
Thurs., Sept. 16th
Moist
Color Wheel
Thurs., Sept. 23rd
Pigfarm
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Thurs., Sept. 30th
Sweet Jones
G*t*t
Twilight Rituals
No Cover
Showtime 9:30 pm
No minors, please.
Starts
Wed., Sept. 15
SUB Auditorium
12:30
First 100 people
through the door
get free pizza
and pop!
I.
anon-
traditional
student?
**>> Sept«^
If you meet one or more ofthe following criteria, you are a non-
traditional student Are you:
older than the traditional student, i.e. over 24-years-old;
employed while studying on a part-time basis;
a parent, single or otherwise;
returning to school after an absence; and/or
changing or enhancing your career through post-secondary
education?
Yes? Congratulations! You are one of a growing population at
post-secondaiy institutions Canada wide.
Non-traditional Students' Orientation
Thursday, September 16th
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Student Union Building,
Room 207/209
Drop in for an informative session on navigating the system that was
not designed for non-traditional students. Meet other non-traditional students. Share your personal experiences. Give your suggestions for improving the campus for non-traditional students.
For more information, please contact one of the following self-
proclaimed non-traditional students: Carole Forsythe, Coordinatorof
External Affairs, at 822-2050 or Terri Folsom, Administrative Assistant, at 822-3971. 28     THEUBYSSEY Features
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
Getting a kick out
of the martial arts
by Janet Winters
With violence on the rise
in schools and on the
streets—UBC no exception—
people are searching for
effective ways to defend
themselves. A practical
solution would be to sign up
for a martial arts course
which combines self-defense
techniques with self-discipline, self-confidence, and
physical fitness.
Forget the can of mace or
the screaming whistle. A good
swift kick is one ofthe most
effective ways for a woman to
defend herself in a life-
threatening situation.
Staggering new statistics
reveal that at least one out of
every three women will be
attacked by a man at least
once in her lifetime. The
martial arts provides women
with the physical and mental
power to lower incidents of
violence against women in
our society.
Men who choose to stalk
women like to be in control.
Hence, a man is less able to
be in control of (and thus,
less likely to stalk) a woman
he knows is physically
capable of defending herself.
A whistle blow will not
assure safety or guarantee
that the stalker won't pursue
the woman again.
And how many of us have
the time to take care of a
Doberman? Besides, we are
better off with power in our
own hands than power in the
form of a can or a ferocious
animal.
To encourage women to
realize that martial arts are
not just men's games, Divine
Winds/Martial Arts Canada
celebrated Women's month
this August.
Divine Winds, founded
twelve years ago by Mark
Gildemeester, a 4th degree
black belt in Tae Kwon Do
with experience in Hapkido
and Jujitsu, focuses class
instruction on preparing
students to reach black belt
status.
In the beginning, two to
three hours a week is all it
takes to develop basic skills
with more intensive training
required to reach higher
levels.
The lessons combine
mostly Tae Kwon Do with
some Jujitsu techniques.
While the former concentrates on effective kicks,
punches, and blocks, the
latter stresses close range
self-defense such as wrist
locks and take-downs.
Students master eight levels
before receiving the prestigious black belt. Thereupon,
special training is offered at
the black belt level.
Gildemeester is one of
Canada's most accomplished
martial artists. His ambition
and talent have built Divine
Winds into the most successful martial arts school in
Western Canada.
Part of its success is
attributable to Gildemeester's
goal of making all students
black belts.
In an introductory class,
I was able to take down a
man who weighs about 50
pounds more than I do.
All in all, the martial
arts provides a quick solution for the long term problem of violence against
women.
Kids, too, benefit from the
martial arts. Families make
up a large portion of the
students. The classes continuously teach children about
the differences between right
and wrong. Parents note that
the martial arts improves
their children's scholastic
performances because of
their boost in self-confidence
and self-discipline.
Thus, the martial arts
affects areas in life other
than physical fitness. It gives
students the energy and the
confidence to achieve their
goals. After all, a healthy
body leads to a healthy mind.
Gildemeester's classes are
carefully organized to fulfil
many aspects of the martial
arts. There's a curriculum for
any individual, from
preschoolers to senior.
Control and respect are
emphasized; the atmosphere
is extremely positive for any
individual, from preschoolers
to senior.
Mr, Gildemeester demonstrates one of his powerful kicks
Trying to Select a C.A. Firm That
Will Fit Your Style?
Voting isn't everything
Ask those who really know!
by Martin Chester
Democracy—once every
four years or so we all get to
drop a piece of paper in a
ballot box and pretend we
have participated.
The Tories' four year
"mandate" is up and our
opportunity to participate is
just weeks away. Those of us
allowed to vote will again be
asked to mark the box and
drop the slip in, go home and
never complain.
But you can get further
involved, dig a little beneath
the facade, and pretend you
make a difference, even if
only a small one.
The most obvious way to
get involved is to join a
campaign. Each candidate
desperately needs volunteers
to knock on doors, answer
phones, drive supporters to
the polls on election day, and
do a billion other essential
jobs so that they can get their
deposits back. Volunteer by
calling the candidate of your
choice from the following
incomplete list (not all
parties had lists ready prior
to publication) or call your
favorite party.
Vancouver Quadra (includes
UBC):
NDP—Tommy Tao (681-8292;
872-2548)
PC Geoff Chutter (264-
7471)
Libs—Ted McWhinney (874-
7222)
Natl-Willy Spat (876-5603)
Vancouver Centre
NDP—Betty Baxter (732-6187)
PC Kim Campbell (733-
1566)
Libs—Hedy Fry (738-4339)
Vancouver South
NDP—John Mate (261-0151)
PC Kim Kong Wan (266-
8977)
Libs—Herb Daliwah (321-
4372)
Vancouver East
NDP—Margaret Mitchell
(254-7400)
Libs—Anna Terrana (430-
3337)
...continued on page 23
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T-Birds hit sudden low: no pot of gold for Rainbow
from The Ubyssey Sports Bureau
After getting lambasted
by the Calgary Dinos last
Friday night 43-29, the UBC
Thunderbird football season
and their team's quest for BC
football supremacy at this
Sunday's Shrum Bowl XVII is
very much in doubt.
Adrian Rainbow, the T-
Birds' starting quarterback
will likely be out for the rest
ofthe season with his third
broken collarbone in two
years, suffered in Calgary on
a blindsided sack.
At press time, Rainbow
had learned that his orthopedic surgeon and doctor would
not perform open joint
reduction surgery, which was
considered as a reasonable
alternative to the sidelines. It
seems now that such a
procedure would only weaken
the joint.
Thus, Rainbow can only
wait and see if he can play
next season, if ever again.
"Td have to be 100 percent before they'd let me play
again," said the 4th year
philosophy student.
"I want to keep playing,
but if it cant be healed I
don't know if I can play next
year."
Last season, Rainbow
completed 66 of 105 passes for
1255 yards before suffering a
season-ending collarbone
fracture against Manitoba
midway through the season.
Replacing Rainbow will
be Jason Day, who returned
to the T-Birds after a few
years in junior football.
All the energy, emotion,
and mental preparation
invested by Rainbow into the
new season went up like a
puff of smoke before he had a
chance to really strut his
stuff.
But his loss is not the
only one that head coach
Frank Smith must deal with.
Not returning from last
year's team are CWUAA All-
star receiver Peter Polka-
centre Troy Hardwick,
special teams specialist Jim
Fraser," said Smith.
"Whether we do or not remains to be seen."
The T-Birds will attempt
Murphy, and All Canadian
inside receiver and place-
kicker/punter Mark Nowotny.
The T-Bird secondary has
also been seriously weakened
with the loss of All-Canadian
corner Andrew Walker,
recovering from a motorcycle
accident; starting pre-safety
Leigh King, who went down
mid-way through last season
with badly torn shoulder
muscles, and Matthew Young,
who was also injured in the
Calgary game.
"Hopefully, well get
things straightened out by
the time we play Simon
to better their 8-8-1 Shrum
Bowl record against the SFU
Clansmen. But it's not going
to be easy and Smith and his
team have only a few days to
prepare.
The Clansmen have also
lost their starting quarterback, but boast a strong,
experienced defence featuring NFL prospect Jason
Peterson.
UBC's secondary will fall
on the shoulders of rookies:
Matt Germaine, Andrew
Devine and Curtis Galick.
The offensive line can expect
rookie linemen Jim Cooper,
Rob Beveridge and receiver
Grayson Shillingford.
Shrum Bowl XVII kicks
off at 1:30, Sunday, September 12 at Swangard Stadium.
Sports Bureau's Unofficial
Predicition:
Season is up in the air
due to extensive injuries and
rookie inexperience. Key
areas of secondary and
quarterback must be addressed—only time will tell.
Over the summer:
• Varsity hockey coach Mike
Coflin has signed a three-
year contract as head coach
after two years on interim
status. The 31-year old T-Bird
coach played for UBC from
1981-86, was named team
MVP in hi s senior year and
played two seasons professionally in Zagreb in the
former Yugoslavia.
The T-Birds finished
second last; in the eight team
Canada West conference last
season, sporting a less-than-
impressive conference 7-19-2
record.
• After 16 seasons as the
women's field hockey coach,
Gail Wilson will be replaced
by Hashmuk Kanjee. Wilson
will become a full-time
instructor at the UBC School
of Human Kinetics.
Kanjee, honoured by the
National Coaching Institute
in Victoria as Master Coach,
led Canada's National Men's
Team from 1989-91, gearing
the squad for international
competition. From 1984-89, he
was the head coach and
provincial development
coordinator for the BC Field
Hockey Association.
• Dr. Richard Mosher resumes his duties as men's
soccer coach after a year on
sabbatical and also returns
to his faculty position in the
School of Human Kinetics.
Mosher has coached the
Thunderbird to four CIAU
soccer championships since
1986.
Interim coach David
Partridge, who led the team
to their fourth consecutive
title in 1992, will continue
work on his doctorate degree
at the School of Human
Kinetics.
• Kim Gordon has been
officially appointed
intercollegiate coordinator
after serving as acting
intercollegiate coordinator
since the February 1991
resignation of Joanne Jones.
Gordon, a PE grad from
the University of Alberta,
played varsity volleyball for
the Pandas from 1973-76,
rowed for the National
Rowing Team from 1977-80,
and was a member of the
Olympic Rowing Team, which
was forced to boycott the 1980
Moscow Olympics.
Football schedule
Sept.18 at Saskatchewan
2:00 pm
Sept.23 vsAlbera
7:00 pm
Sept.26 vs Manitoba
2:00 pm
Oct.02   vs San Francisco
State (NCAA Div II)
2:00 pm
Oct.09   vs Calgary
7:00 pm
Oct. 16   at Manitoba
1:00 pm
Oct.23   vs Saskatchewan
7:00 pm
Oct.31   at Alberta
1:30 pm
Nov.06   Canada West Final
TBA #2 at #1
Nov. 13   Atlantic Bowl
Halifax CWUAA at AUAA
Nov.20  Vanier Cup
Skydome
Take pictures. Write articles. Hang out in smelly locker-
rooms. Meet jock types. Enjoy the witty repartee.
It's all about heroes.
Join Steve and Siobhan and the rest of
The Ubyssey sports bureau at SUB 24 IK.
The AMS and Athletics Present
UBC Rugby Club
REQUIRES:
1 PLAYERS: any graduate or undergraduate student who
is a player or who would like to learn the game is invited
• out. The program offers teams in 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Divisional play, plus U21 and U19 sides The U.B.C. Varsity is a world
class side having beaten such notables as Queensland Uni, Victoria
Uni (Wellington), Waikato Harlequins, Durham University, Bridgend,
RosslynPark, Stewart' Melville F.P., Glasgow Accies, Blackrock, and
Ballymena just to mention a few.
2
PRACTICES: are held every night at 6:00pm start for the
first two weeks of term. Thereafter, practices are Mon-
• day, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Everyone welcome.
3 COACHES: any student or faculty member who is current in their technical and tactical knowledge of the
• modern game of RUGBY, and who can sacrifice a Monday
evening, a Thursday evening and a Saturday afternoon each week
would be of great service to our club. An honorarium is attached to
this position.
4
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this year. This is a paid position (approx $800. for 8
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UBC
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Swangard Sfadium
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Bus transportation to and from the game is only $1.50. WHAT A DEAL!!
• Tickets must be purchased from the AMS Box Office
no later than 3 pm, Friday September 10th!
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Tickets available at the AMS Box Office, SUB Building
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Call: 222-BIRD 30     THE UBYSSEY OD/Ed
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8. 1993
Editorial
Climbing the ivory tower
Welcome to UBC. Now that you've made it here, there
are a few things that you should know.
1. You are not part of society's intellectual elite. The fact
that you have made it to a post-secondary institution is
probably more reflective of your semi-privileged middle-
class background than your intelligence. You're not
here because you were the smartest of your class, you're
here because you can afford to pay.
2. Upon graduation, the marks which appear on your
transcript do not matter. Potential employers will only
look to see whether you have a degree, not what marks
you had. Employers will not care if you got a B or a C+
in English 284. Failing is another matter...
3. You will likely fail at least one class during your time
here. 90% of all students fail one or more classes.
Consider that learning how to fail with grace is part of
learning how to succeed.
4. Don't read your textbooks from beginning to end. You
really only need to dip into them to follow along with
lessons. And don't bring your textbooks to class.
5. You will not meet people in your class unless you turn
to the person next to you and say hello. They are just as
friendless as you are. UBC can be a really lonely place
(TV and Mountain Dew is a really boring way to spend
a Saturday night).
6. Get involved. Graduates who joined a couple of clubs
during their undergrad years rate their university years
much more highly than those that didn't. Joining clubs
is a good way to meet people, and potential employers do
look to see what extra-curricular activities you have
participated in.
7. Never go to the Bookstore on a Wednesday. It's open
late that day and thus it's their busiest day. You should
have bought your books in the summer to avoid the lineups, but you can avoid most of the line-ups by going to
the bookstore early.
8. You probably have a couple of five-hour gaps in your
schedule. During this time, you should spend your time
studying in the library. But inevitably, you will end up
hanging out with your friends while telling yourself, "I
should be spending my time studying in the library."
9. No matter how diligent and dedicated you are, you
will end up skipping classes. You will also find that you
can miss an entire week of classes and still not fall
behind (however, don't make a habit of this).
10. Your time at university is the last four years of your
life that you will have to yourself. After this, it's nine-to-
five until you die. So have fun; enjoy yourself while you
can!
theUbyssey
Septembers. 1993
'em
adit
The Ubyssey Is a founding member of Canadian University Press
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 of the
publisher. The editorial office is Room 241K of the
Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
822-2301; advertising, 822-3977; FAX 822-9279
And upon the sounding of the bell, a great resounding call for Sara Martin
issued across the cosmos. Never before had such a vast hooplah for such
individual sentients as Paula Foran and Graham Cook consumed the peoples of
the Universe. Answering with repeated blasts of ecstatic song were woodnymph
ellen pond, immortal cosmonaut Sam Green and chaos deity Ted Young-lng.
Roger Weibe, galactic explorer, travelled many leagues across the continuum
with his entourage of trancendental neuronauts. Rick Hiebert, Siobhan
Roantree, Doug Ferris, and Omar Washington, to celebrate the great Gathering.
Even the Omnicient One, Omar Kassis, opened a vast sphincter in the temporal
fabric and released a marvellous burst of charged photons which rained down
on the joyous writhing bodies of revellers Chung Wong, Janet, lan Uoyd, and
Michelle Wong. Worlds were replenished in great bounty by Ken Wu, heretofore
anguished god of voluptuous gardens. Worshippers Lisa Kwan, Martin Chester,
and Yukie Kurahashi, lead by high priestess of the Temple of Phil, Sister Beck
Bishop, began in the construction of collosal obelisk commemorating the
fantastic cosmic communion taking place. Carol Philipps and Paul Dayson
gleefully wove magnificent tapestries from the nostril hairs of prophet Tanya
Paz. And lan Gunn and Liz von Assum, so consumed by blessed joy,
spontaneously exploded with the sheer magnitude of the spiritual epiphany
which had spread to all the creatures of the Universe. In fact, the entirety of
space and time, physical and metaphysical, matter and energy, so impossibly
suffused with the enormity of renewed enthusiasm and ambition, simply
imploded. Steve Calvert, who hadn't been told of the Ubyssey's revival, was
understandably confused by the infinitely dense particle he discovered floating
about in the void. __.,. __
Editors
Coordinating Editor Douglas Ferrta
News Coordinator. Graham Cook
New* Editors: Sara Martin, Omar Kassis
Culture Coordinator Steve Chow
Culture Editor: Ted Young-lng
Sports Editor vacant
Photography Coordinator Siobhan Roantree
Production Manager vacant
Letters to the staff
Mail to Jail
I am presently incarcerated
at the Chippewa Temporary
Correctional Facility and I
would be very grateful if I
could perhaps establish a
correspondence with anyone
wishing to do so. Please understand - just because Tm
in prison, that doesn't necessarily mean that I'm a
criminal. We all can make a
mistake - because imperfection is due to anyone who's
not perfect.
But nothing can change a
particular situation - unless
there's a will to do so. Is God!
the only one who forgives? I
hope ithasntbeen accounted
"presumptuous" if a man of
low and humble situation -
has ventured to have a
friend. Thank you for your
time and consideration.
Alphonso Hayes #179535
Chippewa Temporary Correctional Facility
4535 W. Tone Rd., Kincheloe,
MI 49785-0001
Alphonso Hayes
A State Within A
State: How UBC
Works
The University Of British
Columbia, like its brother
institutions throughout
America and Europe, is a
legacy of the middle ages,
dated, perhaps, by the
charter in 1200 which formally recognized the University of Paris. The charter
ensured that the University
should have a tax-free existence and a legal and political independence. These two
guarantees have been the
western university'sbyright
until the present: they support the independence of
thought and integrity of research ("academic freedom")
which western men of learning have felt to be basic to an
institution of advanced
education.
The university still enjoys
these economic and political
freedoms even though its
goals and its management
practises have changed
drastically. Now, much more
a business corporation than
an academic institution, the
university still defends
"academic freedom" against
all critics, even those who
question its privileged business status.
The University of B.C. is a
model of corporate design.
Under provisions ofthe B.C.
Universities Act, it has tax-
free lands to dispose of as it
wishes, and it has full profit
from all real estate sales
within the lands. It has an
internal police system, a
protective legal structure,
and a hierarchical administrative organization.
In short, UBC is a state
within the larger state of
British Columbia, and it is
ruled by corporation president Davi d Strangway. With
the sanctions ofbusiness and
government, UBC has
moved rapidly away from
gentlemanly agreements
between the President and
the Deansof Faculty, toward
a dictatorial organization,
powerful, privileged, but not
benign.
Nancy Horsman
Former Assistant Director
Office for Women
Students
Thanks for the
Memories
During the summer, we received many letters regarding the AMS' decision to
deconstitute the Ubyssey.
Following are several selections.
During my happy tenure as editor ofthe U of M's
Manitoban one year in the
late 1970's, I remember
feeling a smug pity for those
student council leaders who
would gnash their teeth over
the so-called outrageous
material we published. In
those days, our publication
board was dominated by
members of our paper and a
few journalists from the local papers. So any challenges
we faced from disgruntled
student council members
were easily turned aside in
the name of press freedom.
Looking back, I might
not have printed some of
those articles. But then, the
benefit of a few more years
in this business leads me to
think that were I to do it all
over again, we might have
tried to outrage our student
council (and authority at
large) even more than we
did.
During that year, a
former Manitoban editor told
me that working for the
university newspaper woul d
be one ofthe few times when
we could truly enjoy com
plete press freedom. His
words strike me today as
being substantially accurate,
and I look back on that year
as one of intoxicating creativity.
So it is with some anger
that I learn your own paper
is being muzzled by your
student council. Questions
about what goes into a student newspaper should be
decided by the staff of that
newspaper. Disputes shoul d
be resolved by those writing
for the paper. These are the
people who are struggling to
find their jounalistic voices.
While the end-product can
sometimes be shoddy, in-
poor-taste, boring or irrelevant - that is a worthwhile
price to pay for a free student
press.
I should also note that
attempts to muzzle the press
usually backfire. One cannot
hope to improve a product
by putting it into a strait-
jacket. Nor can one attract
creative, opinionated volunteers to publications that will
stifle that creativity and
opinion.
I say leave the Ubyssey
alone. Let its writers and
editors find their own way.
If they make mistakes, let
them learn to answer for
them. If they irritate student
politicians, let those politicians learn how to criticize
and answer criticism. But
let them also learn to defend
press freedom and not act
like pipsqueak press barons
who feel compelled to crush
what they don't like.
Bob Nixon
CBC TV News
Vancouver
I was a student at the
University of British Columbia from September AD
1962 until April AD 1969. It
was a pleasure at that time
to read the Ubyssey.
I remember in the later,
more radical years of that
time such authors as Gaber
Mate and Stan Persky.
It is with fondness that
I remember the coverage of
the visit to the U.B.C. campus of David Lewis.
I hope you people at the
Ubyssey can accommmodate
yourselves to overcome the
censorship now imposed on
your path.
Bill Sawther
Vancouver, B.C.
I read with great glee
the word of your rag's imminent demise. Although
you are inviting letters of
condolence to be sent, I am
advising you that I will be
planning a celebratory wake,
along with the rest of my
friends from the alumni who
hold you in equally deep contempt.
You have taken the
reputation of our fine
univeristy and dragged it
through the mud across the
country, embarrassing many
good people who worked on
the paper through the years.
To invoke the names of Alan
Fotheringham, Pierre Burton and Joe Schlesinger in a
weak attempt to defend "free
speach" is a slap in the face
to these journalists who
would hardly want to associate their names with pornographic articles and features counselling students
to commit public fraud. The
actions taken by the AMS
are long overdue, and hopefully represent a first step
towards restoring responsible journalism to one of
Canada's foremost institutes
of higher education.
Campus newpapers, I
agree, should be full of diverse opinions and investigative journalism, and
should be free to be a touch
cheeky or controversial when
exploring issues of concern
to students. The Ubyssey,
unfortunately, had degenerated into a motley, ill-
presented melange of ultra-
left wing dogma and obscenities that are only pathetic cries for the kind of
attention yourotherwri tings
do not merit.
When you hold your
mock funeral on Saturday,
you need not look far for
those responsiblefor "killing
free speech" on campus. You
need only to take a collective
look in the mirror.
Dennis Prouse
Arts'87
Ottawa, Ontario
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on
any Issue. Letters must be typed and
are not to exceed 300 words In
length. Content which Isjudged to be
libelous, homophobic, sexist, racist
or factually Incorrect will not be
published. Please be concise. Letters may be edited for brevity, but it
Is standard Ubyssey policy not to edit
letters for spelling or grammatical
mistakes. Please bring them, with
identification, to SUB 241K. Letters
must Include name, faculty, and
signature. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 1993
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