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Vol: LXXXIXNo. 3 I www.ubyssey.bc.ca I September 11th, 2007
Students, police clash over protest
Corporal RobWorsley of the UBC RCMP detachment tells protesters to take down parts of the 'Trek Park' Friday afternoon.The atmosphere was tense as protesters refused and more officers
by Boris Korby
News Editor
Students, police officers, and
Campus Security officials
clashed in a war of words Friday
as the laid-back 'Trek Park' protest spiraled into knots of shouting and heated argument. The
confrontation lasted for more
than an hour, with police issuing
demands and protesters refusing to comply.
The protest park, which was
set up last Tuesday, sits between
the Grassy Knoll and the site of
the slated University Square site.
Built to protest the bus tunnel
as well as the entire University
Square project, the diminutive
park is composed of a carpeted
social area, a few planter boxes,
and a number of banners and
signs outlining the protesters'
complaints against the area's
RCMP officers arrived at the
protest site around noon after
receiving a complaint about the
"The reason why we're here,"
said RCMP Officer Ocampo to
the protesters, "is that somebody
complained that the roadway
was blocked." Dialogue between
the handful of students and
RCMP officers quickly escalated
as students refused requests
from the officers to clear the
area voluntarily. As the situation
escalated, so did the number of
security and police. Seven RCMP
officers, three squad cars, and
two representatives of Campus
Security were ultimately at the
The RCMP-who would not
disclose who issued the complaint—ordered students to
remove objects from the park
which had spilled over into the
parkade, occupying parking
spaces and blocking the parking
see "People's" I page 03
Survivalist's Guide to UBC
I Students joyously
celebrate return
of school with the
traditional AMS
** PAGE 08,09
by Brandon Adams
News Editor
So you're living the high life
right now—you're rich with
greenbacks from that freshly
minted student loan or daddy's
cash infusion for 'school supplies.' But just remember, like
all other good things, your ample
cash supply will come to an end
faster than you think. And when
it does, here is a list of things you
can do on campus for free.
Your first concern after being
forcibly weaned from the fedu-
ciary teat will probably be food,
but you're in luck as the University is ripe with places to score
free eats.
Ever wonder what keeps Ted
Kennedy so plump? It's not the
binges brought on by memories
of Mary Jo Kopechne; it's the
meetings. Politicians eat like
kings! So, bone up on your Robert's Rules because UBC's meetings are a veritable cornucopia
of free food.
One of the easiest meetings
to score free food from are AMS
council meetings. These twice
monthly meetings typically offer
see "Free" I page 02
When: 12-lpm
Where: MASS
(Buchanan D)
Laugh Factory
Where: Rime (1130
Commercial Dr.)
When: 9pm
funnies for $ 5
Ridley Bent plays free
Where: SUB Plaza
When: 12 pm
Tropical Fever Dance
Anza Club (8th Ave)
Free dance lesson
after the show
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Free food, free shelter—free yourself
from "Free" | page oi
a fine selection of catered sandwiches, ripe fruit, rich desserts,
and of course a fine selection of
non-alcoholic drinks. The menu
sometimes varies from sandwiches to more adventourous
foods such as pizza. Come
out to these Wednesday night
meetings at 6pm and also meet
Ubyssey editors covering the
AMS beat, and feel free to take
as much food as you want: AMS
Scrounging is, to put
it delicately, the art of
foraging for and acquiring food that others have left behind.
chow is being purchased with
your student fees.
AMS meetings aren't the
only place to score free grub:
the University's Board of Governors, various undergraduate
societies, and club meetings are
all great places to stuff your face
and get involved in your school,
if only for the free food.
Even we here at the Ubyssey
try to bribe students into becoming more involved by offering
free food at our twice weekly
production nights. Simply drop
by our office on Monday and
Thursday evenings, help proofread a few articles, and have
dinner on us.
Everyday scores of near starving students short on cash ignore the most bountiful of free
food sources on campus for one
simple reason: they must be
Scrounging is, to put it
delicately, the art of foraging
and acquiring food that others
leave behind. You'd probably be
surprised at the shear amount
and quality of food thrown out
by UBC students, and while the
idea of eating leftovers might
leave you feeling sick, they are
an excellent way to fill a starving stomach without spending
any precious gold.
Some of the best areas to
scrounge on campus are located in the SUB—the masses
of hungry students and the lack
of sufficient numbers of custodial staff mean that no starving
student should go without. The
SUB Pacific Spirit cafeteria offers a wide variety of foods at
both breakfast and lunch time,
and the SUB basement areas
near The Honour Roll and The
Little Teahouse offer up your
best bet for free dinners.
The Food Bank
An important last resort for
free food on campus is the AMS
UBC Food Bank. Open from
11am to 2pm on Thursdays,
the food bank, which is located
During the day, the
Aquatic centre is unquestionably the most comfortable place to sleep
away the afternoon.
in the SUB basement in Room
58, is not for those of you who
forgot your T-bone at home
however; it actually feeds needy
UBC students, so utilize it with
It's raining, it's pouring,
and UBC students want to be
snoring. During the day, the
Aquatic centre is unquestionably the most comfortable place
to sleep away the afternoon.
Just make sure you have your
student ID—Campus Security
wakes anyone who looks a little
scruffy to check for "undesirables". Vanier and Totem commons blocks and study rooms
are good too, if you are young
and clean looking. Those rooms
also have the advantage of being open all night.
If you are feeling a little
more hardcore, grab your
sleeping bag, bivy sack, and
tarp, and head into Pacific
Spirit Regional Park. Down
between Wreck beach and the
Museum of Anthropology are
a number of quiet, relatively
isolated spots that should offer
a safe night's sleep, if you stay
concealed. If you are willing to
scout around during the day,
the cliffs, valleys, and fallen
trees all offer spots that could
be made relatively waterproof
and comfortable.
Finally, try joining a club.
Most clubs don't kick out members in good standing at night,
and club room couches in the
SUB are great places to nap. vl
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news editors brandon adams 6"
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of one newspaper and flamboyant behavior, most of the ones we have witnessed from our last
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war amongst these mice, Brandon Adamswas one leaderof the pack "nerm nerrrf and the opposing pack led by Boris Korby went by the title"McButchach fee fee" the key membersof this pack
consisted of the following: Oker Chen, Jo rdanChittley, Champagne Choquer,and Humaira Ha mid.
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tions they both fear the tribe., .knownas... "Carlos the Calve Squeezer? which is not led by Carlos
but actually Samantha Jung. One of the tacticsof war was the severe "poke attack" instigated by
Dr. Michael Bround, and his apostles Trevor Darcy, Rorrer Bautista and George Prior. Prior to the
war that tribe lost the following individuals (gnome attacks): Laurence Butet-Roch, Shun Endo,
Goh lromoto,and David Zhang. We (that being your very friendly narrators) formally bid them to
rest peacefully. Stephanie Taylor is next.Jesse Ferreras was the prime victimof the "poke attack";
to do thisone must point a finger and stabat thelo rso of a complacent yet fearing victim (so me-
times2 fingers can be used). However he continues to live due to the Superhero Claudia Li,she is
known as Li-woman. Ruba dub dub there's 2 men in the tub. NERM. Sometimes we get so angry
because Leigh-Anne Mathieson, Lauren Schachter, Garag Knot and Stephanie Woo steal things
such as cardboard (a useful food and weapon item). Stephanie Rndlay wasa flaming Llama. Her
nickname is Crez. Two nemesesof each other for all of time were Anna Karin Tidlund and Anant
Prabhakar, as you (the friendly reader) may have noticed in our previous issue. They poked each
other ft) death. Equally but however are likely to come back from the dead. Rinky Tinky. Elaine
Wong was a friendly creature of the Calvin species; somehow this species is able to psychically
tell each other's names. The subspecies of this kind is Raradie Stewart. Whom of which decided
to lay the importance of Bee-Keeping ft) Isabel Ferreras (related to Jesse Ferreras???) But let us
not take sides. Bees are a tricky thing because Marie Burguyne was always swatting them away
from her face towards Jacob McNeil, this led to some trouble with the Sabrina Marchand sand
lump. Hyuckity hyuck hyucks we are near the end of this great epic adventure, James Johnson
[fondly known as JJ) and foul Wittal (PW WOW) say farewell goodnight and good luck to those
little gnomes still lost in battle. The End.
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Press September 1 1th, 2007 , The Ubyssey
Early morning dismantling causes confustion
News     3
a   (Above): Four officers survey the protest from in front of the grassy Knoll.
3   (Left): Corporal Worsley and AMS President Jeff Friedrich assess the loop.
from "Students" | page oi
lot's traffic lane.
A commanding Corporal Rob
Worsley of the RCMP called on
protesters to clear the protest's
debris and banners from the
roadway because, he claimed,
that section of the parking lot
was an access route for emergency vehicles.
"It will be removed later tonight," said Corporal Worsley.
"I'm asking you to remove it for
emergency access; if you don't
want to do that, that's fine. It will
be removed, but that already tells
me your state, so that's fine."
The commotion attracted
the attention of a number of
students who were walking by
the park. While many supported
the students' right to protest in
the area, others expressed disappointment with the way the
protesters handled the police
officers' requests.
"One of them wanted to be
taken home in a cop car...She
wanted to make an issue," said
Adam Caddell, protest observer
and first-year Commerce student. "It gives a bad name to
people who care. It's like they
were trying to start something."
In a later interview, UBC VP
Students Brian Sullivan said that
the RCMP officers were incorrect in their assumption that the
park was blocking emergency
access lanes.
One of them wanted
to be taken home in a
cop carr...She wanted
to make an issue.
Adam Caddell
First-year Commerce student
"For them it was clear that
some of the objects associated
with the park were intruding on
the fire access. In fact that is not
where the fire access is," said
Sullivan. Despite their error,
Sullivan was sympathetic to the
RCMP officers on the scene.
"I can understand if an RCMP
officer was acting on that basis
and he was concerned for safety:
he would get a little fussed if
somebody said 'Well we're not
going to move.'"
While Corporal Worsley was
not available for comment as of
press time, Staff Sergeant Kevin
Kenna of the UBC RCMP detachment acknowledged Monday
that the protest park, which is
now continuing into its second
week, was doing nothing illegal.
"It's a peaceful protest.
They're not blocking or obstructing anything and there's nothing
really for us to do," said Kenna.
AMS President Jeff Friedrich,
who was attempting to mediate
the dispute on Friday was also
quick to acknowledge students'
right to occupy the space.
"We support the students'
right to be there, and we support
forms of protest and support
forms of discussion on campus,"
said Friedrich. "Once you get a
situation like that people don't
want to back down and it gets
into a confrontation. I thought
it was unfortunate, but we [the
AMS] support that park's right
to be there...I think it's good,
there's not enough of that type
of thing going on on campus in
the first case."
"It was a case of the right
hand not knowing what the left
hand was doing," continued
Friedrich, referring to the mis-
communication between RCMP
officers and UBC officals.
Further aggravating the situation were the claims that the
Trek Park had been vandalised
earlier Friday morning, and a
witness claimed that he saw
uniformed officials dismantling
the park. Trek Park students
presumed Campus Security was
involved, however according to
Associate Director of Campus
Security Doug Singleton, his organisation was not responsible.
"Unequivically, without a
doubt, we had no part in that,"
said Singlton. Beth Krisciunas,
enforcement supervisor with
UBC Parking Access Control Services, acknowledged on Monday
that it was in fact UBC Parking
which removed the Trek Park
planters,   signs,   and   banners.
However Krisciunas stated that
"anything there was moved to
the curb."
Nate Crompton, a Trek
Park activist, disagreed with
Krisciunas's claim and said that
parking officials made off with a
25 foot banner that has yet to be
returned to them.
Despite the confrontation
with police and University officials, Trek Park continues to
grow in popularity, continued
Crompton, and will be staging
its first public meeting today at
5 pm at the protest site.
Following the early confusion surrounding the student
run protest park, Sullivan stated
that he does not see any future
problems associated with the
ongoing protest.
"I think wev'e gotten things
straightened out with the
RCMP," said Sullivan. "For a
while at least I would imagine
that the area can continue to be
used for purpose of positively
demonstrating their point of
view...We will do without a few
parking spaces." vl
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Shoot'Em Up
by Marius Adomnica
Culture Writer
The depiction of violence on film
presents a constant struggle for
filmmakers. They must balance
the audience's desire for more
violence while constraints of
moderation and good taste prevent them from providing excessive displays of carnage in their
films. Thankfully, the arrival of
Shoot'Em Up has provided audiences, and indeed filmmakers
the world over, with an excellent
example of how to walk this fine
line. Seldom has a film broached
the subject of violence in such
a nuanced and thoughtful manner, evidencing such grace and
concern for its subtleties.
I'm just messing with you, of
The only things you really
need to know about this movie
are that it's called Shoot 'Em
Up, and it's the most blatantly,
wonderfully ridiculous thing to
come out in a long, long time.
This becomes readily apparent
from the opening sequence: The
movie opens with our hero "Mr.
Smith" (like all good anti-heroes,
we never know his real name)
sitting on a bench on a deserted
city street, munching on a
soon-to-be very lethal carrot. A
pregnant woman then passes by
in front of him, followed by an
armed thug who chases her into
an abandoned building screaming that he's going to kill her.
Mr. Smith, completely unfazed
by this entire scene, lets out an
"I gotta do this now?", sighs,
and follows the armed thug into
the building, quickly dispatching him (using that same carrot—don't ask) and saving the
pregnant lady.
At this point, around 20
anonymous henchmen inexplicably appear out of absolutely
nowhere, guns ablazing. Mr.
Smith, without missing a beat,
as if this was the most natural
thing in the world, gets to work
dispatching them. Compounding his problems, the woman he
saved conveniently decides to go
into labour. So now Mr. Smith
is heroically dispatching anony
mous henchmen with one hand,
while helping this woman give
birth with the other. The baby is
finally delivered, and Mr. Smith
spends the rest of the movie running and trying to protect the
newborn from yet more anonymous henchmen, led by the always enjoyable Paul Giamatti.
Yup, it's that ridiculous.
Halfway through this first
scene I turned to my friend and
said, "This has to be a dream
Generally, being light in the
plot department isn't a fatal
flaw for an action movie. They
are action movies first and
foremost, and that's fine. As
long as the plots provide some
explanation for why one group
of guys is shooting at the other
group of guys, there's usually no
But, there's a line, dammit!
And this movie crosses it. It
doesn't as much ignore the idea
of a plot so much as it actively
disdains it. It's as if the filmmakers felt insulted by the fact that
they had to fit all the awesome
action scenes they came up with
into some sort of story, and so
spent as little time and energy
on it as possible.
The action sequences themselves are as ridiculous and
entertaining as you'd expect.
Aside from the aforementioned
scene where our hero helps with
the birth of a baby while partaking in a shoot-out, we also have
what may be the first free-falling-
from-a-plane shoot-out in movie
history and a hilarious combination of a love scene and shoot-out
(our hero's having such a good
time that he continues his tryst
with his love interest even while
armed henchmen burst into the
room and he has to fight them
As much as I hate Shoot 'Em
Up for bringing us closer to the
day when Hollywood releases a
movie that's literally two hours
of people shooting at each other
without any context whatsoever,
it was still a good time. As long as
you go in knowing whatyou're getting yourself into, there are worse
ways to spend two hours, vl September 1 1th, 2007 , The Ubyssey
Culture     5
Culture W/rii^M
I am crouching between a
small tree and a concrete divider
near the Hyatt Hotel on Burrard
Street thinking/Wow, this really
is an awesome game!'
No, I'm not intoxicated, and
I'm not studying interesting
tree bark for a dendrology class;
I am hiding from Man Hunters.
More specifically, I am part of
the latest trend in urban gaming: Man Hunt. I attempted to
get a couple of friends to join
me but once I told them that
we were not actually going man
hunting and that they would
have to take off their heels and
get out their sneakers, they suddenly remembered they had
other plans.
Man Hunt, originating in Toronto and first created by Brent
Bershard, has been entertaining Vancouverites  for  almost
four years. Participants range
from 17 to 30 years old though
younger and older are always
welcome. Approximately half
of those involved are returning gamers while the other
half heard of the event through
word of mouth or Facebook.
Regardless, everyone is wearing their white arm bands and
eager to explore the city's different nooks and crannies. Some
claim they will climb trees, but
a closer look at the rules makes
this option less desirable than it
Man Hunt takes
^m/antage Vancouver's
urban resources.
The Objective: Do not get
tagged by the man hunter. Alternately, if you are the man hunter
or become one throughout the
course of the game, hunt those
who are not man hunters.
Everyone   gets   the   same
colour arm band and to begin
there is only one man hunter. A
man hunter is randomly selected while the others are given a
chance to run away. Although
this game involves hiding from
suspected man hunters, ideally
you should keep moving; its not
as fun to simply sit somewhere
as it is to actively participate
in the game. However, this
objective is dependant upon
your strategy. Once you have
been tagged you have officially
crossed over to the dark side:
you are a man hunter.
The official director of Man
Hunt Vancouver is 27 year old
Knigel Holmes. I asked Knigel if
he had any tips for me as a Man
Hunt virgin and he explained
that "Man Hunt is not simply
about running and hiding,
though it can be if you want it to
be, but it's a very psychological
One of my favourite psychological strategies includes
pretending to be a man hunter
thus gaining other man hunt
ers confidences and being
able to hide your identity until
the end of the game when the
director asks 'who didn't get
caught?' and then revealing
yourself to the now disgruntled
man hunters.
"an Hunt is not sim-
_ about running and
hiding, though it can
be if you want it to
be, but it's a very psychological game.
This outdoor game suits the
urban downtown setting of Vancouver because there are lots
of places and many downtown
corners to hide behind. Corner
shops with glass windows make
it easy to spot other gamers in
time to run away. While a game
resembling hide & seek and
tag may seem like a game to be
played in the 'great outdoors',
Man Hunt takes advantage ol
Vancouver's urban resources.
This particular game took place
around Burrard St and Georgia St, but favourite locations
include Granville Island and
around the Vancouver Art Gallery. Generally gamers meet at
a SkyTrain entrance making the
games just a U-Pass ride away.
I suggest taking the SkyTrain to
the event, as parking rates have
recently increased in downtown
Vancouver for those that can
even find a place to park. Man
Hunt takes place every Thursday night around 7pm. More
than one game is played in a
night so if you can't make it for
the first game, the gaming goes
until 10pm!
To understand the game
fully, you really have to play it.
Why should you play Man Hunt?
For starters, it's free! Secondly,
it's a chance to hang out with
people your age on a Thursday
night and participate in an interactive game that won't leave
you hung over the next day. \j
The Rules:
One man hunter is selected.
The others, the fugitives, then
have 120 seconds to run and
You must stay within the bouncB
aries of the game (usually a two
to four block radius) and if yoi
go out of bounds you automat
cally become a man hunter.
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Culture Writer
There are some things that need
to be seen to be believed. The
seven wonders of the world.
Bestiality porn. And somewhere
in between lies the live performance of Girl Talk.
Girl Talk is the moniker for
a one-man laptop DJ act. He's a
biomedical engineer by day, and
a party animal by night. Mashing
up all sorts of genres together
in rapid fashion (from obscure
indie hits to mainstream club
hip-hop), he brings together all
subcultures like never before.
Nevertheless, the show certainly had its ups and downs.
For all its renovations, the Pit
had but one bar open for the
thirsty crowd. What ensued was
an experiment in social Darwinism, determining exactly how
long someone was willing to
stand in line before they leapt
into the fray to brave the rage
of impatient men. Fortunately,
tensions did not boil over.
The Blow was received
like a study session—not
surprising, though,
given the degree of
expectation that comes
Girl Talk, as the stereotypes
of its namesake might suggest,
would have tested even the patience of Job. Two hours before
the main act, Thunderheist was
greeted by the unusual sight
of a crowd full of enthusiastic
dancers. Despite his set of average club music, he had to be
repeatedly goaded off the stage.
By contrast, the earlier act, The
Blow, was received like a study
session—not surprising, though,
given the degree of expectation
that comes from a Girl Talk set.
But for all its circumstantial
foibles, the show earned its
stripes when Girl Talk finally
took the stage. Although once
disguised as a mere roadie,
Girl Talk revealed himself in
grand form, leaping into the
crowd. And once again, as tradition would have it, the crowd
clamoured for a spot to rip it up
on stage next to the man. From
then on, he never let up and
the rest, as they say, is history.
Even the most glum of attendees could scarcely leave without
cracking a smile.
In short, if you like to dance
and you like to party, there is
no substitute for the 'club night
on speed' atmosphere of a Girl
Talk show. But unlike the seven
wonders of the world or bestiality porn, Girl Talk might not be
around forever. \j September 1 1th, 2007 , The Ubyssey
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Fringe Festival gala opening drew crowds
By Kian Mintz-Woo
Culture Staff
There are a few things that you
expect when you go to a Fringe
preview. You expect dancing,
you expect satire, and you expect
music. You even expect the odd
over-sexualized puppet. The one
thing I wasn't prepared for at this
year's Fringe gala opening was
the level of energy. I had to keep
reminding myself that this was
a Vancouver theatre audience
that was cheering and shouting
throughout the show. The level of
enthusiasm that the crowd gave
back to the opening act, a faux-
punk band, was far above
what the act deserved, and
t h e
cheers continued throughout
the night. The atmosphere was
considerably more party than
A large portion of the credit
goes to host Charlie Demers
(sometime half of sketch comedy
duo Bucket), who kept the crowd
involvedwithsome truly inspired
lines. Early on, he said he was
walking through the Granville
Island water park and he saw a
sign that said no horseplay—"so
we had to cancel our outdoor
production of 'Equus.'" After the
laughter died down, he added
that you just can't tell
jokes like that at his regular gig,
the Shark Club.
Several of the previews for
this year are very promising.
"Flamenco Con Fusion" caught
my attention especially. A man
walks out onto a bare stage with
an acoustic guitar. The dancing
that follows is spectacular, and
puts an American twist on traditional Spanish styles.
Perennial favourites the Pajama Men had the audience in
stitches for their entire preview.
They  managed  the   incredible
feat of having audience members
laugh when they were not telling
jokes,  resulting  in  an  almost
constant stream of cheering.
This    was    especially
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Mark   Chavez
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several times when Allen gave
miscues and flagged onstage.
A new show involving gay
puppets, "Get Off the Cross,
Mary," hilariously sends up The
Passion of the Christ by making
Christ just slightly more passionate and considerably more
gay than is traditionally thought.
This is an unusual puppet show
in that the performers are completely visible the whole time and
there is no attempt to mask those
controlling the puppet. Berend
McKenzie said using puppets allows them to be callous, and thus
more human, but without giving
the usual offence. This show is
going to be very hot and I recommend buying tickets early.
Jem Rolls, who has almost
single-handedly rescued that
most disingenuous of art forms,
performance poetry, is bringing
new poems to this year's Fringe.
A preview of the highlight of this
year's performance was "I Know
What the Birds are Thinking,
and I Understand that Look in
their Eyes." I won't tell you what
the birds are thinking, but I can
promise it's both not what you
think and incredibly clever.
I caught up with Jem, and he
told me that this year's selection
is inspired by his half-year trip to
India. He told me it's difficult to
continue writing creatively, and
there was a moment when his
veneer dropped and he almost
sighs. After all, he's been travelling across Fringe shows all summer and Vancouver is the last
stop. On the other hand, he added
that by the time it comes here, its
as smooth and polished as it ever
gets. When I asked him where he
plans to go next, he told me Winnipeg. Apparently there's a girl
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By Isabel Ferreras
Culture Staff
For many, Arts County Fair (ACF),
is regarded as UBC's best party of
the year.
It is indeed the most appropriate occasion to get as drunk as possible. You will find, however, that
the AMS Firstweek Back to School
BBQ is a close second in many
The BBQ began with a bang last
Friday. At precisely 4:12 pm, I hit
the beer garden: all access pass
in one hand, cheeseburger in the
Hey Ocean!, a folk/reggae/
funk/jazz band from Victoria, had
just begun playing to a relatively
small crowd.
"The best part of playing is that
it just makes us feel so free," said
Ashleigh Ball, the band's lead singer and songwriter. "UBC is such a
welcoming crowd. We love playing
to students."
When asked what was the
worst thing to happen to the band
while on tour, Ball recalled a particular argument with other band
"There was some fighting.
There was some pissing on each
other. Let's just leave it at that."
Buck 65 was next to the stage.
This rapper, who is formally known
as Richard Terfry, hails from Mt.
Uniacke, Nova Scotia, northwest of
Halifax. How, then, did he discover
According to sources, as a child
he would climb up a tree to get radio reception so that he could listen to Brand New Waves, the aptly-
named CBC hip-hop program. He
was hooked.
Before he was Buck 6 5, he went
by the name of DJ Critical and
Stinkin Rich.
Around the time that Sloan (a
popular Canadian band), signed
Buck 65 onto their label, he adopted the name to which he currently
From that deal came Chin Music, and ever since then, Buck 65
has seen great success. With four
Junos under his belt, you might
think he would be a fantastic live
performer. This, unfortunately, is
where he falls flat.
There was some
fighting. There was some
pissing on each other.
Let's just leave it at that.
Ashleigh Ball
Singer, Hey Ocean!
Buck 65 conducted his entire
performance by himself. No one
worked on the tracks except for
him, no one rapped except for
him, and there were no musicians
to back him up.
He failed to get the audience
riled up or sustain anyone's interest in his music, and he barely
wavered from the way he sounds
on his recordings.
Great relief came when head-
liners Bedouin Soundclash took
the stage.
Having recently released a new
album Street Gospels, I fully expected an awesome performance and
this fine band delivered.
Not only did they interact exceptionally well with the crowd (which
you could tell had only come for
them), but they played seamlessly
and had a great backup singer.
Bedouin Soundclash hail from
Kingston, Ontario and formed at
Queen's University. Not all band
members came from Ontario originally, however. Jay Malinowski, the
band's lead singer, fondly recalled
his experiences as a teenager in
"I went to high school not very
far from UBC, so when I was 14 I
snuck into ACF with my bank card,"
he said. "Times have changed, I
When asked where his favourite concert venue is, Malinowski
responded, "Saint John's, definitely. They're [very] spirited, and appreciative of live bands. It makes a
And, finally, a pressing question: have the Bedouin Soundclash
ever trashed a hotel room?
"Yeah", Jay replies. "But never
on purpose! We don't do anything
to harm personal property."
Hotel trashing and sneaking into concerts aside, Bedouin
Soundclash's combination of reggae, rock, soul and ska created an
appropriately relaxed atmosphere
for the students present. The
band's next big event will see them
Right: Vocalist and guitarist Jay Malinowski of Bedouin Soundclash
Above: Ashleigh Ball seen in front of her bandmates in Hey Ocean!
Left: Richard Terfry,also known as Buck65
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WINNIPEG-The defending CIS
women's soccer champions from
UBC showed the University of
Manitoba Bisons that they were
still the top dogs in Canada West,
with a resounding 4-1 victory
Sunday afternoon at University
This came after the T-birds
won their first regular season
match beating the University of
Regina 5-0 the day before.
In Sunday's game, the Bisons
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getting the first scoring opportunity of the game.
Forward Caley Miskimmin
made a run in the sixth minute,
but had her shot go wide of the
The Thunderbirds recovered
quickly from their tentative start,
sending the Bisons back on their
heels with an offensive flurry.
The nation's top-ranked team
was able to get three goals past
Bisons goalkeeper Ashley Forbes
in just the span of merely 15
CIS all-star Caitlin Davie got
the visitors on the board in the
26th minute, driving the ball over
the outstretched arms of Forbes
from just inside the penally box.
Four minutes later, forward
Carmen Lindsay fired another
long-range bullet that Forbes
wasn't able to touch.
The Thunderbirds capped off
their strong first half with some
nifty passing that eventually led to
an easy goal by Natalie Hirayama
from just six feet out.
The Bisons came out of the
halftime break with a much stronger effort, but still had a difficult
time getting past the Thunderbirds defence.
When they finally got behind
the defenders, they had an equally difficult time getting the ball
past Thunderbirds goalkeeper Jill
Kinsman, who finished the match
with five saves. Kinsman, a converted forward, was filling in for
CIS all-star Jackie Dunnett, who
missed the game due to a shoulder  injury.  The  Bisons  finally
solved the Thunderbirds' defence
in the 84th minute.
Forward Karli Colpitis made a
run down the left side of the field
and sent a cross into the box,
where the ball found itself on the
foot of forward Lianna Bestvater.
She nudged the ball past Kinsman
for the score.
The Thunderbirds answered
back swiftly when defender Michele Yakashiro headed a goal
past Forbes in the 86th minute.
Forbes finished the match with
seven saves.
The Bisons had their fair share
of opportunities in the first half
as well, but were unable to make
the most of them, thanks to the
stingy play of the Thunderbirds
defensive core and some passing
mistakes on behalf of the Bisons
The Bisons' inability to
capitalise on their chances was
a point that both teams' coaches
were well aware of.
"We're still learning as ayoung
team...the more experienced
teams don't miss those opportunities," said Bisons head coach
Walt McKee. "They had probably
fewer opportunities than we did,
and they capitalized on them."
We were just lucky
enough that our
chances went in.
Stephen Baarts
Thunderbirds Assistant Coach
"I think we were fortunate,"
said Thunderbirds assistant
coach Stephen Baarts. "The score,
I don't think [it] was indicative of
the way the game went. We were
just lucky enough that our chances went in, and their chances hit
people and the posts and stuff.
Those things happen."
"Overall, I'm happy satisfied
with the way things went this
weekend. We played two of the
top teams in the country, and we
beat one of them," said McKee.
The Thunderbirds continue
their march for another national
title in their home opener on Saturday, when they host the Unver-
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on the road in Canada West it's
a big victory because it's a tough
conference," said Dobie.
He was still satisfied with the
win despite the smaller margin
of victory compared to last year
game against UBC, but said he
was still frustrated with the
number of mistakes the Bisons
Manitoba kicker Scott Dixon
put the Bisons in the early lead
a little over half way through
the first quarter with a short
field goal. Then after the Bisons
forced the Thunderbirds to go
two and out, they drove the ball
within the red zone but were unable to capitalise with a big score
and Dixon came on for a 20 yard
field goal.
The Thunderbirds finally got
on the board when Dixon decided
to run it out the back of the end
zone instead of punting, therefore conceding the safety but attaining better field position.
Just over half way through
the second quarter, Manitoba
running back Matt Henry ran it
in from 12 yards out to finish
a 90-yard drive and put the Bi
sons up 13-2. The Thunderbirds
responded later in the second
quarter, but ran out of time
and downs on the 17-yard line,
and Shawn Mclsaac came on to
shoot a 24 yarder through the
While the outlook was looking
good for the Thunderbirds going
into the locker room only down
by a single score, they failed to
turn the game around in the second half.
After a long drive from deep
in their territory, Bison receiver
Simon Blaszczak caught a short
pass and ran it in from three
yards out to put the Bisons up by
what would be an insurmountable tally. The Thunderbirds did
manage a touchdown late in the
game when Hamade had two receptions for first downs setting
up Goldsby for the quarterback
sneak. However, it was too little
too late.
The loss causes the Thunderbirds to fall to one and one while
the Bisons retain their undefeated record on the season.
The Thunderbirds continue
their season Saturday at 2 pm
when they'll take on the University of Alberta at Thunderbird
Stadium. *0 September 1 1th, 2007 , The Ubyssey
Sports   13
Men's soccer prepares for big year
(Above): UBC defender Graham
Smith struggles to attain
possession of the ball last Saturday
against the Calgary Dinos.The
Thunderbirds badly needed a pair
of second half goals to put them in
a tie for that game. However, they
lost on Saturday to the University
of Lethbridge to close out the
weekend 0-1-1.
(Right): Jorge Angel-Mira
prepares to strike the ball as the
Calgary defender tries for the steal.
Angel-Mira had three shots on
goal converting one for the first
Thunderbird goal of the season.
by Trevor D'Ajicy
Sport writer
The UBC men's soccer team salvaged a tie against the University
of Calgary on Sunday thanks to a
pair of half goals, to come away
with one tie and one loss over the
Lethbridge 1 - UBC 0
Calgary 2 - UBC 2
Saturday saw a major upset as
the T-Birds suffered a 1-0 defeat
to the Lethbridge Pronghorns.
"[It's] probably the first time
that they have beaten us in over
25 years," said UBC coach Mike
Sunday's game ended on a
slightly more positive note as
UBC fought the Calgary Dinos to
a 2-2 draw after trailing 2-0 at
the half. Despite the unfortunate
start, this weekend marked the
beginning of another big season
for the UBC Thunderbirds, who
are hoping to achieve similar
success as in recent years.
Mosher said that he would not
be satisfied with anything "short
of winning the national title,"
which would give UBC its second
championship in three years.
The team has the benefit this
year of being host to the annual
Canadian Interuniversity Sport
(CIS) national tournament, giving them an automatic berth
and home field advantage. Normally a berth is earned only by
winning the highly competitive
Canada West division. Nevertheless, Mosher doesn't want the automatic berth to create a casual
"We don't want to coast into
that situation. We want to play
well through the season and
compete for a Canada West
That won't be easy, as various teams from the western
division have claimed the last
four national championships.
It also has, according to a CIS
coaches poll, the two top teams
in the country coming into this
season: defending champions
University of Alberta and Trinity Western.
"The league is probably as
competitive as it has ever been,"
Mike Mosher added, describing
the loss to Lethbridge, who went
2-10-2 last year, as testimony to
this fact.
Last year UBC finished second in Canada West with a 9-2-3
record and were only denied
access to the national championships by the Dinos in a semifinal
playoff match. The year before,
UBC won the national title.
Coming into this season, the
team sports a roster with high potential, including seven starters
from last season and five players
from the championship season.
The two veteran captains,
Steve Frazao and Mike Elliot,
both played in the latest World
University Games tournament
held in Thailand. Rookies Jorge
Angel-Mira, one of the goalscor-
ers against the Dinos this weekend, and Tyson Ream round out
a deep roster.
Their goalkeeper situation
also looks promising, with three
experienced goalkeepers who
are still vying for the starting
position. While Nikolai Matni
got the start in both games this
weekend, Mosher said, "Any of
the three can do the job...we're
not confirmed on any of the three
at this moment."
That is not to mention the
arrival of Srdjan Djekanovic in
October who is currently playing with the Toronto FC of Major
League Soccer (MLS).
"We are just as good, if not better than last year," said Frazao.
If that is the case, then fans
can look forward to an exciting
season. What's more, given the
automatic berth into the nationals, the challenging season could
pay big dividends for the team in
"It means it's a great preparation for us," said Mosher. "We
should be well prepared having
played competitive games every
single week."
This upcoming weekend the
T-birds see action against Fraser
Valley, Saturday 2pm at Wolfson
Field and against Trinity Western, Sunday 2pm at Thunderbird
Stadium, tl
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The FWE BC is currently looking for women
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ThSJjbyssey I September 11th, 2007
Funding fun for financially the frustrated!
For UBC students,
September 5 was a sad
day. Most of us went
through a tough breakup,
one that we're not really
over yet.
It may seem 'too soon'
and we know it's tough to
talk about, but even now
after that awful day—the
day you were separated
from your hard earned
money—it's important to get
it out in the open.
Many of us have had
to rely on UBC's infamous
Policy 72 which states that
no UBC student who is academically qualified will be
denied admission based on
financial reasons.
While this policy may
sound uncharacteristically altruistic for a faceless
organisation such as UBC,
for many students it means
taking on student loans.
Taking out a loan is
an unfortunate reality for
many. For some, students
loans can provide a chance
to get through school despite a lack
of cash, while for other students
they become the proverbial millstone around their neck, sinking
them into seemingly endless debt.
An average student loan of
$ 12,000 paid back over 10 years
will cost somewhere around an
additional $5000 in interest. While
this may not sound like much,
when poorly managed this $ 17,000
of debt can snowball it something
much worse.
For many, student loans can
be downright dangerous. While
students loans are intended for tuition, the temptation of a full bank
account has led many students
astray. Trips to Mexico, new Mac-
Books, and 'social weekends' can
drain the majority of money from
loans, money which will have to be
paid back later.
It's because of these temptations that it is vital for student
loans to be accompanied by careful
budgeting—remember that you're
not just emptying your bank account; you're spending money
you'll have to pay back later and
who knows what kinds of financial
trouble you may be in then.
A large proportion of students
who take student loans do not
understand them. In Canada, a full
25% of students default on their
loans and many more file for interest relief.
Once you've blown your (monetary) wad, you might be tempted
to work part-time to payback some
of that poorly spent money, but
you need to remember that once
you become a part-time student
you have to start paying interest
on your loans. In some cases this
can make working more to payoff
your loan a losing proposition, further complicating your budgetary
The worst part is what happens
when you don't need them any
more. Once you get out of school,
you have six months to enjoy your
newly found freedom before you're
forced to begin paying back your
loans, and now you also have to
contend with interest. And while
you may be thinking 'Well, I'll be
out of schools and making stacks
of fat cash', you need to remember
that finding a job that pays well
enough to live on, and paying back
your loans with interest can be a
lot harder than it sounds.
However, there is an
If you've graduated, or
started taking part time
classes, and are unable to repay your loans following the
initial six months grace period, you can apply for interest
relief. The government gives
students six month intervals
free of interest, depending
on income. If students have
no dependents and make an
income of less than $1648
per month, they qualify for
interest relief—put simply,
six months financially stress
However, if you are on the
cusp of this financial breakdown, making the $400-or-so
monthly payments can be
difficult considering the high
cost of living in Vancouver.
And all for a measly
degree. The benefits may
be hard to envision when
you are living off ramen
noodles and sinking further
into debt, but there are advantages to having a framed
piece of paper with your name on
it. On average, people with an undergraduate degree stand to make
more money over their lifespan
than non-graduates.
In the larger scheme of things,
look at your education as an investment, but before you run off and
spend that million or so bucks, realise that this investment requires
a large amount of initial capital.
If you can, attain such capital at a
rapid rate (perhaps by tree planting in rural BC or working in Fort
McMurray's oil sands) prior to taking out the dreaded loan.
A loan offers students the
constant influx of cash so they
have time to focus on readings and
studying, thus making a degree an
enjoyable and successful experience, rather than a long and drawn
out one.
So don't take your future for
granted, plan ahead and remember
that student loans equate to buying
money, but for your own personal and
intellectual growth. Therefore, harness
the knowledge this institution provides
and relate it to your financial situation.
When a loan is used properly, it won't
get out of hand and will be paid back.
Streeters is a weekly column
in which students are asked a
question related to UBC events.
Are you worried about your financial situation after you graduate?
Peter Cross,
Poli Set 4
"I'm not worried about my
financial situation
after I graduate
because I have
parental support."
Friederike Siess,
Education 4
"No, I'm not worried...I'm sponsored
by my university
in Germany and
my parents support
John MacRae,
English 4
"Not really no...I
don't know, I don't
really stress about
Kendal Philippson,
Geography 4
"Always. I would
love to be financially independent,
and not have to
pay back loans and
Jessica MacLeod
Science 4
"No, because I'm
already, and only
taking one more
course. And I'm
not in debt right
now, so I don't
know what it's like
to be in debt."
Open letter to VP Students
To whom it may concern,
I am writing in regards to UBC's recently
adopted policy on credit card tuition payments.
I am a grad student and alumni in and of the
Faculty of Applied Science at UBC whose tuition is paid for by my present company. As in
most companies, my mechanism for company
expenses is my corporate credit card. I am extremely aggravated by the fact that UBC has
implemented this policy so ham-handedly as to
allow no flexibility for students who rely on this
payment method.
During my tenure as a student at UBC I
did well, receiving the Chancellor's Entrance
Scholarship, multiple dean's list nominations,
acceptance into the University's Law program
and recruitment into Faculty Grad Studies
where I expect to graduate from this semester.
Now as an aspiring professional I am a prime
example of the type of alumni UBC spends an
appreciable amount of money on every year trying to compel to 'not forget UBC and yet on a
simple matter like this it refuses to appease.
This program may save the university 2.5
million dollars per year, although I am not sure
if that takes into account the scores or hundreds
of students who will simply forgo paying their
tuition because of this—I don't imagine the
drop out rate has fallen to zero since I finished
my undergrad—or the lost interest on what I expect would amount to millions of dollars worth
of late payments. In any case, my disagreement
with the policy is not the point.
My point is that over the years I have found
UBC to be inflexible in so many instances that I
have now simply come to expect it. UBC prides
itself on its ranking as a world class university
and makes policy that while pushing that mandate sometimes leaves students by the wayside,
telling them in the meantime that 'what's good
for the university is good for its students,' but I
want to tell you first-hand that that is not always
true; what's good for students is good for students, and what's good for students is usually
good for the university too. The perception of a
university from its students can be a great asset
or a crippling shortcoming. Many students like
me, a person who had the ability to attend more
prestigious universities but chose UBC, did so
because we do not base decisions purely ranking or prestige alone and are being turned off
by UBC's increasing tendency towards ill-considered policy at the expense of the students.
Nathan Ozog
Graduate student in electrical engineering
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National News   15
Wake-up call for drivers
Students invent alarm that helps prevent
falling asleep behind the wheel
By David Karp
CUP Western Bureau Chief
VICTORIA (CUP)-Falling asleep
at the wheel may be a thing of
the past, thanks to a team of
electrical engineering students
from the University of Victoria.
The Sleep Surveillance System, developed by Ben Widsten,
Tiange Wang, Jordana Mah and
Julie Lan for their fourth-year
project, is a device that sounds
an alarm when the driver of a
car starts to fall asleep.
A webcam constantly takes
pictures of the driver's eyes to
determine if they are open or
"The webcam is like a binary
number," said Wang. "We use
pattern recognition to compare
the images."
A computer algorithm interprets the data from the webcam
and if the driver's eyes are shut
for more than 1.5 seconds, an
alarm sounds to wake up the
The 1.5 second threshold is
just long enough to prevent the
alarm from going off when the
driver is blinking, said Wang.
Widsten came up with the
idea for the alarm during his
tough morning commutes while
on a co-op term in Alberta. "He'd
drink lots of coffee while he was
driving, and it didn't always
work," explained Wang. "He'd
fall asleep sometimes."
The technology, which took
roughly three months to develop, only costs about $100 to
produce, making it a practical
addition to any major motor
While the alarm has the potential to save lives, it's possible
that more people may drive tired
if they have the added comfort
of an alarm. But Widsten says
that's not the product's aim.
"It's not to extend your driving," he said. "It's to tell you
when to take a rest." y|
courtesy of the martlet
Ben Widsten demonstrates his engineering project, which helps people stay awake in their cars.
Drowsy deaths top cause of traffic accidents
Three top causes of traffic
accidents are drunk driving,
driving while drowsy or falling
asleep, and driving while using
mobile phones.
Somewhere between 1500
and 1700 deaths per year (40%
of all motor vehicle collisions)
Canada occur due to drunk driving. Deaths relating to cellphones
and drowsiness are estimated to
be about 1/10 of those at around
150 and 200 respectively.
However, the latter of
these statistics may be under-reported. The University
of Utah recently conducted
simulator tests during which
drivers intoxicated at 0.08%
blood alcohol significantly
outperformed drivers talking
on cell phones. Furthermore
drowsiness is not officially
recorded in many collision reports, and is often combined
with other factors.
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