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 Everybody in lawsuits
Legal action continues as rumours float over GAP's return to UBC
by Alex Dimson
Speculation about the return
of a controversial anti-abortion display to • UBC has
appeared as the fallout from
its on-campus appearance last
year continues.,
The controversial Genocide
Awareness Project (GAP) consists of roughly 4-metre high
photographic displays showing war atrocities, and lynch-
ings next to photographs of
aborted fetuses. The GAP is
organised by the California-
based pro-life Centre for Bio-
Etciical Reform (CBR).   ;
According to the CBR website, the display tries 'to make
it as difficult as possible for
people to continue to maintain
that an unborn baby is not a
baby and abortion is not an act
of violence which kills that'
Rumour? have ..surfaced
that the GAP will return to
campus this1 year, but
Stephanie Gray, president of
the pro-life student group
Lifeline, says that people
shouldn't expect to see the full-
sized display.
"While I certainly would
like to see it come to campus
in my time here, given the
university's restrictions I'm
not sure if it will.*
COMING SOON? When GAP came to UBC last February, scire students stopped to look, others protested,
and the vast majority hardly even noticed. But the Lifeline club may be bringing the display back to campus,
although no decision has yet been made, tarawestover/ubysseyfii.6 photo
that she hopes
to put out several smaller displays   of GAP
images,      but
says a time will
not be  determined until the
Lifeline     club^
meets later this
month.  :
KAJSER    . - « Alma Mater
Society (AMS) President Maryann
Adamec says that previous AMS
policy, which opposes the GAP,
remains in place.
.   "I can say that policies passed by
Council will stand unless otherwise
.■ reversed,' she said.
"I think that the sentiment
among Council is quite the same—
that we're very concerned about the
safety of our students and the dis-
* ruption of classes and we don't
~want anything that could be made
out to be potential hate speech [in
the SUB].*
Adamec's statements come after
a long string of related incidents
involving the GAP last yea/.
In September 1999, Lifeline UBC, claiming that the restrictions
invited CBR to bring the GAP to .leveled by the university infringed
campu3, but UBC administration    on CBR'3 freedom of speech.
set restrictions on the display. UBC
"required that CBR make a $ 15,00Q
security deposit and set up the display on Machines Field behind the
Student Recreation Center.
These restrictions were prompted by concerns about the reaction
that GAP had received at American
universities, including one incident
at the University of Kansas where a
student was arrested for trying to
drive his car through the display.
CBR then filed a lawsuit against
UBC athletes bound for Sydney
by Tom Peacock
On September '15, the 2000
Olympic Summer Games start in
Sydney, Australia. More than 20 current and former UBC athletes and
coaches will be part of the Canadian
team in Sydney.
Eleven swimmers from UBC's
CIAU-championship team are
among the Canadian contingent, as
are current and former players from
UBC men's field hockey , current
. and former women's basketball
coaches, an athlete and a coach
from UBC track and field, and several former UBC rowers.
Leading up to the event, the
Ubyssey sports department will provide select team-member profiles,
starting with today's story on national team rower Tracey Duncan, who
competed for the UBC team for two
But in November, a scaled-down
display of CAP images-dubbed
"baby GAP' by Gray—snowed up on
campus in front of the Goddess of
Democracy statue.
the display was torn down by
three students—Erin Kaiser, Jon
Chandler; and Lesley Washington.
Gray launched a civil lawsuit
against the three students and the
AMS, for which she claims the stu-
, dents were acting as agents.
The three students, in turn,
countersued UBC for allowing the
GAP photos to be displayed.
Over the summer, Kaiser,
Chandler and Washington did not
file statements in their defense
before the deadline in the civil suit
passed. As a result, Gray says, she
ha3 applied for a default judgment,
which would be found in her
Kaiser says that she could not
afford the legal fees to file a state-
see "GAP" continued on page 4
 by Alex Dimson
With a November deadline looming,
the clock is ticking on completing
negotiations for a mandatory discount bus pass for UBC students.
Negotiations for the plan, which
was first proposed in late 1996,
have been moving slowly. The U-
Pass proposal would have all UBC
students pay a greatly reduced
monthly rate of about $20 for a
three-zone pass, and use their student cards to board buses.
Alma Mater Society (AMS)
President Maryann Adamec says
she is not 'overly optimistic' about
the chances of concluding a U-Pass
deal in time for a November referendum.
'We need to see some hard numbers right now. If we are serious
about doing a referendum in the
fall,  there's a
long  way we
have to. go m
reaching    an
agreement and
deciding     on
the plans and
administration,* snef said.
If there is no
arrangement in
place by early
November, it is
possible    that
the deal will be postponed for yet
another year. Last year the U-Pass proposal was cancelled in February when
the AMS and UBC failed to reach a
deaL       > _
UBC and TransLink, the local
transportation' authority, have been
battling out who will pay for the cost
of the expected increase in the number of buses serving UBC once the U-
Pas$ is hi place. It is estimated that
2100 more students would use transit services.^
TransLink is also asking for a
$5.4 million transfer from the university and the AMS in order to compensate for" the lost revenue from
Gord Lovegrove, UBC director of
transportation planning, is currently
on vacation and could not be reached
for comment But in an earlier interview with the Ubyssey, he conveyed
concerns about TransLink's request
see "U-Pass" continued on page 4
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MEDAL HOPEFULS: MarkVersfeld, Mark Johnston, Jessica
Deglau, and Marianne Limpert will all be competing at the
years (see page 7 for story). sports involving the current and for-
Once the games begin, we will    mer UBC athletes and coaches on
publish up-to-date results for all the    the Canadian team. ♦ tmi«.v3 ao^«rf-**A OHl*
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by Cynthia Lee
Even more UBC students might be
sleeping through their morning
classes if a proposal to start school
at 8am goes ahead as planned.
If the plan is approved, one third
of the classes that currently start at
8:30am will begin one half hour earlier, while the remaining two thirds
would begin at 9:00am. The proposal is designed to reduce overcrowding on buses coming to UBC.
The initiative, which would be
implemented for September, 2001,
also calls for faculties' to extend
their class schedules both 30 minutes earlier and later than the current UBC day bf 8:30am to 5:30pm,
and to shift classes to begin on the
The idea originated with U-TREK,
the university's transportation plan,
which aims at reducing overcrowding on early-morning buses.
'The number one concern is people losing some sleep...but the benefit outweighs that cost,' said UBC
Director of transportation Planning
Gord Lovegrove.
According to TransLink figures,
800 people arrive by transit to UBC
between S:00 and 8:15am. This is
the highest-demand period of the
weekday during the academic year.
TransLink predicts that the
change in class times would reduce
the number of transit users by 100,
and shift the peak period to between
8:45 and 9:00am.
"It would allow us to provide the
same service to UBC with fewer
operators and fewer buses,' said
TransLink spokesperson Ross Long,
adding that a reduction in traffic
congestion would be a spin-off benefit to people travelling to UBC by
TransLink projects that the U-
TREK plan, which includes a discount bus pass for students, will
increase transit ridership by 3 5 to
40 per cent
Lovegrove said that the alternative would be to acquire extra buses
at a minimum cost of $ 1.5 million,
which he said would raise the bus
pass cost by $ 5 per student
Richard Spencer, UBC registrar
and director of Student Services,
said that' despite concerns about
reduced'enrolment for the earliest
scheduled classes, the proposal to
extend the day would make class
scheduling more flexible.t
"It's been more and more difficult to End room,* he said about
UBC's increasing shortage of classroom space.
Spencer said that if the proposal
gains enough support from UBC, the
possibility. of a shift in class time
could occur independent of the
result of any future referendum on
the U-TREK plan.'
Lovegrove said that he would like
to place the proposal "front and centre" as a part of a referendum question, which would take place at
some point during the coming academic year.
He said, however, that the initiative does not necessarily require
endorsement by the Alma Mater
Society (AMS).
'Strictly speaking, this doesn't
require AMS approval, but as a courtesy, we would like to work with
them," he said.
The AMS has not yet issued an
official position on the plan but has
indicated that it will be put before
Council at an upcoming meeting.
AMS Vice-President External
Affairs Graham Senft, who is participating in consultations with UBC,
agreed that the proposal could be
helpful for most students, but he
voiced concerns about students who
commute longer distances.
Senft said that certain predetermined lab schedules in the Faculty
of Science could be affected as a
result of potential conflicts with
union rules for teaching assistants.
He added that if the proposal is
approved, he hopes that UBC would
extend student services, such'as the
facilities in Brock Hall, to match the
hew class schedules. ♦
AMS execs deny misuse
of food voucher system
by Sarah Morrison
Alma Mater Society (AMS) executives are denying allegations by
food-outlet employees that the executives have misused their food
vouchers since they were elected
last February.
As part of their salary package,
AMS employees are given the choice
between receiving pay or a $6.42
voucher for lunch at one of the AMS
food outlets for every eight hours of
Gordon Fitt, a former employee
at the AMS-run Blue Chip Cookies,
said that since the AMS Council elections last February, the staff at Blue
Chip had noticed an abuse of the
AMS voucher system by certain AMS
Fitt said he and other Blue Chip
employees noticed executives using
up to $20 in vouchers per day. He
said he also noticed people other
than the executives using the AMS
. Since complaining to the AMS
office in July and notifying the
Ubyssey, however, Fitt says the problem has stopped.
: ' ■ But AMS executives deny the
allegations*, maintaining that they
have always followed the rules
when itcomes to using their vouchers.
"To my knowledge, no one on the
AMS executive has abused the
voucher system," said President
Maryann Adamec.
■ AMS Vice-President Academic
and University Affairs Erfan Kazemi
agreed, adding that although there is
often miscommunication about
what the rules are for voucher use,
he has never misused then!
AMS -Food and Beverage
Manager Nancy Toogood, who is in
charge of approving all employee
food vouchers, said she was surprised by the rumour because she
has received no complaints about
voucher abuse.
Toogood explained that AMS
employees occasionally save their
vouchers for use on another day,
and sometimes will treat a friend to
lunch. She added that AMS executives often use extra vouchers when
showing university guests around
the campus. ,        '-\   "./
Employees at other AMS food
oudefs—including Snack Attack, the
Moon and Pie R Squared-say they
haven't had any problems with
voucher abuse. ♦
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Liquor store—in the Village I
by Jaime Tpng
On-campus residents are offering
mixed reviews, about a university
proposal to build a liquor store and
a large grocery store at the UBC
Village as early as September 2001.
- According to Eric Peterson,
University Endowment Lands'
public works superintendent, a
new commercial arid residential
building in the Village could be
home to a number of new estab-
lishirients.    -
- "There's going to be a large grocery store about 13,000 [square)
feet I think there's going to be a
liquor store, some'.restaurants—
probably more fast food outlets—
and there will be some offices on
the second floor—maybe a dentist,'
he said.   "■-..■'■■
Some students ard very enthusi
astic about the proposal, particularly about the arrival of the first liquor
store on the_University Endowment
"I tjiink it's absolutely fantastic. I
can't believe how few liquor stores
there are here,' said third year Law
student Enrini Dickie, an international student at UBC.
At the University of Queensland
in Brisbane, Australia' where she
began her studies, Dickie said there
are around seven liquor stores near
the campus'.
But Steven Check, a third-year
Forestry student, claimed
thatadding a liquor store might take
away business from the Pit Pub and
the Gallery, two locations which
serve alcohol in the Student Union
Check, who is living in Gage residence this year, said he doesn't
think the developments are necessary.
"I think it's kind of useless in a
way,* "said Check. 'A grocery store
would be alright But I think everything's close enough already. It's
not that big of a deal if it's at the
Village.*' ■ I
Jenn Bright, a fourth-year
Religious Studies" and Philosophy
student, added that having a liquor
store so close to campus would
make it easier for underaged students to get alcohol.
"A liquor store would have to be
monitored more carefully," she
said. - »
The businesses will operate out
of the first two storeys of "the six-
storey building which is slated for
completion by- September 2001.
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by Jane Chapco
A recent change to the provincial
student loan system will mean extra
paperwork for many BC students
repaying their loans.
Since the BC government officially took over the system from
Canadian banks on July 31, a large
number of students will end up with
two repayment plans.
Loans negotiated before August
1 must still be repaid to the banks
but any new loans will be have to be
repaid to the province, which has
contracted Toronto-based BDP
Business Services Ltd to administer
the system.
'Every province is suffering
from the same problem,* said Nikki
McCallum, a spokesperson for BC's
Ministry of Advanced Education,
who added that the ministry will try
to resolve the problem this year.
Student loan application and distribution processes will remain the
same, allowing students to deal with
their bank of choice. Students who
negotiate for first-time loans after
the changeover will not likely, be
Citing financial losses, Canadian
banks such as CIBC gave up control
of the student loan system upon the
July expiration of a five-year agreement with the BC government
Under that agreement, banks
accepted any risk of non-repayment
of loans in return for a risk premium p ayme nt from the p ro vince.
David Hoff, a spokesperson for
CIBC, describes the student loan
business as 'money-losing from the
get-go* and says the loan program is
really just a question of 'who's
going to lose how much.*
'Default levels ended up being a
lot higher than the government had
indicated they would be,* he said.
According to Hoff, the rapid
increase in tuition levels in
provinces outside of BC meant that
students required more money in
loans than in the past and had
greater difficulty with repayment
The new changes to the student
loan system will be in place for at
least three years, at the end of
which the contract with BDP will
expire. At that time another contract
bid for a new service provider will
be held.
UBC's Alma Mater Society (AMS)
is not very, concerned about the
recent change.
"The service might be a bit different, but it will not necessarily be
better or worse than it was before,'
said Graham Senft, vice-president
external affairs.
Senft added that the AMS is
focusing its efforts on the federal
student loan program.
Ottawa similarly took over the
administration of Canada Student
Lqans from Canadian banks last
month. A service provider is not yet
in place, and in the interim, the
banks will continue to disburse the
loans. ♦
"U-Pass" continued from page 1
to have UBC pay for the cost of the
new buses.
"We just can't pay 100 per cent
[of the cost],' he said.
But according to Russell Busche,
a spokesperson for TransLink, UBC
and TransLink are close to reaching
an agreement
"We've agreed on a service plan,
including costing," he said.
Busche declined to comment on
the details of the arrangment but
added that independent of U-Pass
negotiations, improvements will be
made to UBC's transportation infrastructure. Busche cites a new plan
for earlier" class times and an
'across the board* increase in bus
frequencies as two ways that UBC's
transit efficiency will be improved.
When an agreement between
TransLink and the university is
reached, the AMS and UBC would
still have to agree on the distribution of the cost of the program
before the plan could go to a student
While the AMS said it is generally supportive of the U-Trek plan,
Graham Senft, AMS vice-president
of external affairs, expressed his
unease with the university's current
"They are not coughing up a lot
of cash,* he said.
Senft says UBC's current proposal has students paying $5 million,
while the university is contributing
about $2 million dollars.
'A lot of the money the university claims they're contributing is
coming from a parking fee raise in
B-Lot, which is hardly a UBC commitment Who parks in B-Lot?
AMS councillors are also concerned that students will not be
allowed to opt out of the plan. Senft
said that the plan should include a
partial rebate for students living in
residence and a full reimbursement
for disabled students, students with
financial hardship, and those living
outside of TransLink's service range.
The U-Pass project stems from
an agreement made between UBC
and the Greater Vancouver
Regional District to attempt to
reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles travelling to UBC by
20 per cent.
. The U-Pass is modelled on a program initiated at the University of
Washington, where single passenger vehicle trips were reduced by
16 per cent in one year by giving
students a discounted bus pass and
increasing parking fees. Two years
ago, the University of Victoria
adopted the model with similar success. ♦     • ,
"GAP" continued from page 1
ment "Basically I don't have a lot of
money and I haven't been able to
pay a lawyer to deal wjth it*
Recently, the Student Legal
Fund Society, a non-profit organisation which assists students in legal
matters, gave $ 1500 to each side of
the lawsuit
Kaiser says the money should
help her case and is hoping to find
a pro bono lawyer to help her pursue the case.
The AMS has filed its statement
and the matter will be decided in
The three students are also
appealing a decision made by the
university in a March disciplinary
hearing. They were suspended for
five months and given an official
notation of misconduct on their
academic records. The results of
their appeal will not be known until
at least today.
In the event that the display
returns to UBC this term. Kaiser
says she will not be a protest organiser but, that she expects a protest
*I think there is a lot of awareness around campus about what
GAP is and what it's about and I
think they'll be met with resistance
on a large scale,* said Kaiser. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
Axworthy going
to work for UBC
Although an official announcement
ha"s yet to be made, Canada's
Minister of Foreign Affairs Lloyd
Axworthy will likely quit politics to
work for UBC as early as January
In August, the National Post
reported that Axworthy told Prime
Minister Jean Chretien that he plans
to leave his post to head UBC's Liu
Centre for the Study of Global
Issues. -
The article also: said that
Axworthy would leave the timing of.
his departure up to Chretien, with
the possibility that he would take up
duties at UBC in the new year.
A source close to the minister
told the Ubyssey that the minister
has not denied tie report
Subsequent media reports have
indicated that Axworthy has shown
interest in purchasing a home near
the Museum of Anthropology.
Even so, UBC and federal officials remain tight-lipped.
"What we can say about it is that
we have been in serious discussions
with Lloyd Axworthy,* said Debora
Sweeney, acting director of UBC
Public Affairs. . ,
'And we are delighted that such a
distinguished individual would con
sider Coming to sufh* an outstanding
university,' she adderd. >  »
Department of Foreign Affairs
spokesperson Valerie Noftle was also
reluctant to comment, saying only
that Axworthy has not made a formal
announcement on any change to his
■ current government posting.
Minimum wage
to rise 40.cents',
The BC Department of Labour has
announced an increase to the minimum wage, which will rise to $ 7.60
per hour by November 1, 2000.
'"'• * By November 1, 2001, the minimum wage for working in BC i3 slated to jump another $0.40, to $8.00
art hour. *.
The increase creates a gap
between BC's minimum wage and
those in the rest of Canada. The second-highest minimum wage in
Canada is in the Yukon, where workers earn $7.20 per hour. In Nova
Scotia, the province with the lowest
minimum wage, a worker is paid
$5.60 per hour.
UBC investigates
film professor
A university-initiated investigation
is currently underway into the
actions of UBC Associate Professor
of Film Chris Gallagher, who
allegedly made discriminatory comments over the course of last year.
The Vancouver Province reported late last month that three official
student complaints have been filed
against Gallagher with UBC's Equity
According to the Province, a pri
vate investigator commissioned by
Dean of Arts Alan Tully is looking
into allegations that Gallagher made ,
a series of discriminatory comments about abortion during his
classes last year. :
Gallagher is also being investigated for a number of student complaints about his teaching methods,
the newspaper reported.
When contacted by the Ubyssey,
both Gallagher and Tully declined to
comment on the matter.
Margaret Sarkissian, a senior
equity advisor at UBC's Equity
Office, also declined to comment,
but did confirm that an investigation is underway.
More money for
UBC researchers
The BC government has devoted
$ 1.3 million to help promote UBC's
participation in a national research
The federally-funded Canada
Networks of Centres of Excellence
(NCE) program encourages academic researchers to group together to
understand the marketable application of their work.
- Simon Fraser University
received $250,000 to fund its participation in the program.
The news comes on the heels of a
massive influx of funding for UBC
Over the summer, 20 UBC
research projects received a total of
$68 million from the Canadian
Foundation for Innovation (CFI),
another federally funded program
aimed at promoting research in
Canada. This sum is the largest that
the CFI has ever donated to a single
instiution. ♦
Tuition decision delayed
Differential tuition still under consideration
by Sarah Morrison
The continuing controversy over UBC's plan to
introduce differential tuition fees ha3 delayed the
decision on the policy again until sometime this
Policy 72, UBC's policy regarding future changes
to tuition levels, was slated to be considered at a
meeting of the UBC Board of Governors (BoG) in
May. The tuition policy committee, however, decided
that the policy would be tabled to allow time for further review.
As a result. Policy 72 will not be considered again
until a BoG meeting in September.
If approved, the policy will determine procedure
on financial aid ancT tuition for international students, as well as introducing differential tuition,
under which students would pay varying tuition levels based on the faculty to which they belong.
:, The tuition levels would reflect the cost of earning
a degree in a given faculty.
j Currently all undergraduate students pay the
same cost per credit for their courses, regardless of
the cost of their program.
• May's BoG meeting appeared to be a repeat of the
eyents in March, when the Alma Mater Society (AMS)
criticised the committee for last minute changes to
the proposal.
AMS President Maryann Adamec said that the
committee surprised the AMS and the Graduate
Student Society (GSS) with copies of the new draft
just days before the board meeting.
'j "The AMS and GSS both sent representatives to
the main board meeting, where the policy had been
altered significantly,' she said, adding that neither
student society felt it had enough time to discuss the
changes. '
But university officials promise that consultation
with student groups will continue.
'As soon as that information is available, we will
re'sume meetings with AMS and GSS representatives,* said UBC's Vice-President, Students Brian
Adamec also criticised the committee's latest proposal.
The policy, she said, does not address whether
tuition would be faculty-based, or course-based. She
said a lot of specifics have been omitted from the
proposal, and she worries that this will give UBC too
much leverage in deciding future tuition levels.
Adamec said that the AMS will not support any
decision that would lead to uncontrolled tuition
increases for students. The student union voted last
March to take an official stance to oppose differential
• A representative of the tuition policy committee
and Associate Vice-President of Student Programs
Neil Guppy said that consultation with the campus
community led to the redrafting of the policy.
However, according to Guppy, the basic principles
have remained the same.
Over the past year, both students and faculty have
voiced their concerns about differential tuition fees,
claiming cost would become a factor in choosing a;
program, and that students in low-cost programs
would subsidise other more expensive programs
within the same faculty. The low-cost Math program
in the Faculty of Science is often cited as an example.
But in spite of the continuing controversy over the
policy, the BC government has indicated that no
change can occur unless it lifts the freeze on tuition.
UBC will be unable to increase tuition fees as long
as the freeze remains in place, according to Nikki
McCallum, a spokesperson for the province's
Ministry of Advanced Education.
However, if a new government is elected in the
provincial election expected next spring, the tuition
freeze could end.
Guppy said that since tuition has not increased in
five years, a hike is likely if the provincial freeze is
The BC government has no set policy on differential tuition fees.
'Under the University Act, the Board of Governors
has the ability to determine tuition fee structures,*
said McCallum. ♦
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Program requirements: Candidates must have a minimum
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Application deadline for the January 2001
TOgram is September 30,2000_
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Life after the King
 by Tom Peacock
'It's always football*
This simple statement by veteran
UBC quarterback Shawn Olson says
more about the man himself than it
does about the changes to the team's
play patterns that are expected this
season—changes that will put more
weight on the veteran pivot's shoulders. .     "
But even with star running back
Akbal Singh gone from the lineup,
:and key defensive players Tyson St
James and Daaron McField grazing
in greener pastures, UBC players
and coaches are optimistic.
For one thing, explained Olson on
Friday before boarding the bus for
UBC's first regular-season game
against the University of Manitoba
Bisons, there will be more aerial
attacks. .
"I've been fortunate to have guys
T-Birds lose in
see-saw soaker
by Tom Peacock
II might ha\e hten inspiring, it
im'phl rnt\e boon b-nk ,md fujlh,
but the rhuri'lcrHrd? w«.■!»* oltll nul-
pl^cil on a soggy Saturday aft^r-
f.ooii in Winnipeg in Iho UBC football tcirn's first rofiul.ir-se ison
gjrni' agun^t the Unhersily of
Maiiiloba Bison?.
The final stoi e was .332/ for Uu>
Bis-ons, but it was Jt b.iltle a.'! lln>.
way, with the Buds rallying back
from a 1 i point deficit only min-
utc« into the first half to t;iko J 27-
22 U*id goi'M *n'° '■rl«* fmiith irj ir-
Conditions for the gome were
li'&s than idwl, with rain foiling
hard throughout. A slippery inlor-
tf-ptitin by the Bisons late in the
([ujrter pul them up with two min-
utos retaining. Thon Bison AJ.
Zeglen made d J1 yard run into the
pf.ilzono, effc'.tively nailing down
the vkUiry.
Although he wis disappointed!;
by U:o !oh.«. UBC h»jd math >/''
Pippdhuk was content with Ihe way»
the gime was played and with '}:•'''
eifoit pul in by the l<»ifn. i
"Wo obviously didn't win, but Is
was proud of our guys because we
ii'dlly battled luck hard. We had a:
bad start but the phyors ni-wr1
ga\ e up and they baltk-d right to tlie *'
end" Pn.-prh.uk siid. \
For llus second ye ir UBC coat hj
it was no surprise that the Bisons I
came out«iion^ to «tait trw soa^af
"They're a good team. Wo know-
they verr* going to be good/ he
U13C's All Canadian receiver
Brad Coutls made four eau lies for
91 yards. And lineba«ker Javier
Clatt had a game high 13 tackles on
the defensive side.
UBC's home opener is this
Friday at Thundeibird Stadium
agiinst the Unhersily of Rogina
Cougars. KitktuTis at 7pm. ♦
like Mark Nohra and Akbal Singh
running the ball from the back field,
and that took a little bit off my shoulders/ Olson said,
. "This year, we have another good
running back coming up, Julian
Radlein. He's going to be a force to
be reckoned with. But we're going to
be balanced, hopefully. Hopefully
we'll pass the ball a bit and run it a
bit and go with whatever's working
that day.'
Before Singh set new Canada
West single-season rushing records
last year, there was the reign of running back Mark Nohra, who led the
Thunderbirds all the way to a Vanier,
Qup, vjgtpry^ln 1997. But now, it's
clear that the Thunderbirds are
intent on reinventing themselves,
and moving the play into the air.
Sure, second-year running back
Julian Radlein has some big shoes to
fill, but this is a different team-a
new era.
There are some soft hands out
there: All-Canadian receiver Brad
Coutts and fourth-year receivers Bill
Chamberlain and Dan Delong, as
well as third-year receiver Dan
Lazzari, who has been consistently
impressive in the pre-season, according to head coach Jay Prepchuk.
So maybe the smooth-talking
Olson has reason to be philosophical
going into his last season as quarterback for the Thunderbirds, a season
which he hopes will lead to a professional career.
"It's always football, as soon as
you start feeling the pressure, maybe
it's time to get out If s always a
game, and just have fun, and if it
doesn't work out then it wasn't
meant to be."
Of course it's just a game, but for
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A PIVOTAL ROLE: Veteran Q8 Shawn Olson foresees the '
Thunderbirds having a more balanced offence this season, tara
head coach Jay Prepchuk, coaching
the football team for his second year
represents a challenge, and a lot of
hard work. t
"We just have to go out there and
continue to work hard everyday/
was almost all Prepchuk had time to
say last Wednesday, while a flood of
papers, phone calls, and assistant
coaches bombarded his desk in War
Memorial gym from all sides.
Prepchuk admitted that in terms
of coaching, he's taking the team in a
different direction. He has dropped
defensive coordinator Noel Thorpe
and picked up Jerome Erdman as a
replacement Erdman has spent the
last nine years coaching in the NFL
Europe league.
Prepchuk has also added special
teams coach Jason Parachnowitch,
who will pla.ee a new emphasis on
special teams for the UBC squad,
Prepchuk said.
And Olson agreed.
'A lot of times it gets overlooked
as part of the game. Basically one
third of the game is special teams,
and we're trying to give it its due
attention,* he said.
Defensively, the team's roster has
taken some hits, but some big names
are returning, such as fifth-year tackle Tom Mohtes and defensive linebacker Trevor Reed. The team will
definitely feel the absence of St
James and McField in the trenches,
but Olson and Prepchuk are confident that younger players like Javier
Glatt and Sandy Beveridge will fill
the tackling void.
It's just a matter of different guys
stepping up, and new guys coming
into new positions," Olson said.
'I feel comfortable with who we
have. We're going to be a good team,
and as long as we don't get a rash of
injuries we're going to be pretty solid,
we're going to contend for the
Canada West championships.' ♦
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Nominations are invited for
Student Representatives
to the
Faculty of Arts
There will be a total of 24 student representatives:
a) 20 third- and fourth-year Arts students to be elected (one representative from the
Combined major, honours, or graduate program in each of the Departments and
Schools in the Faculty of Arts); and
b) 4 first- and second-year Arts students to be elected (two representatives from each
of first and second year).
Student representatives are full voting members in the meetings of the Faculty of
Arts, and are appointed to committees of the Faculty.
Nominations open on September 5th, 2000 and close September 15,2000
Nomination forms will be available from School and Departmental offices, the Office
of the Dean (Buchanan B130) and the Arts Undergraduate Society Office (Buchanan
A207). Submit completed nomination forms to the Office of the Dean by 4:00p.m.,
Friday, September 15,2000.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2000     7
Former UBC rower
on team for Sydney
Tracy Duncan is ready to row in the Olympics
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by Holland Gidney
In 1993, at the age of 22, Saskatoon
native Tracy Duncan retired from
rowing. She had learned to row,
along with her sister, in order to compete in the 1989 Canada Games for
Saskatchewan—a province that was
"short on junior rowers at the time.
But after four years in the sport,
and a silver medal in the lightweight
women's straight four at the 1993
World Championships, Duncan had
had enough, and she quit
Then in 1996, after three years of
retirement, Duncan moved . to
Vancouver to attend UBC, and found
herself drawn towards the sport once
Since attending UBC, Duncan has
rowed non-stop, and in a few weeks,
she will race in the lightweight
women's double, along with partner
Fiona Milne, at the 2000 Olympic
Games in Sydney.
'I rowed UBC summer club [in
1996], got very excited about the
sport again, and joined the national
team,' she said, in an e-mail from
Rockhampton, Australia where she's
currently training for the Olympics.
In addition to pursuing a master's
degree in electrical engineering at
UBC, Duncan rowed for UBC in both
heavyweight (athletes over 130 lbs.)
and lightweight (under 130 lbs.)
When she first came to UBC in
1996, even though she was a lightweight Duncan was good enough to
make the varsity women's eight a
heavyweight boat and a very different
rowing experience.
'Normally I row a lightweight single, but when I rowed for UBC at first
it was in a heavyweight eight which
has very exciting crew dynamics/
she said. 'Participating in any sport
is more exciting when you are part of
a team.*
After a season in the eight
Duncan began competing primarily
in lightweight events. She raced in
the inaugural Canadian University
Rowing Championships in 1997 and
won both the lightweight women's
single and double for UBC, a performance she repeated at the 1998
edition of the University
In addition to achieving success
at the inter-university level, Duncan
excelled in international competition. Partly inspired by her 199 6 season with UBC, Duncan tried out for,
and made, the national team in
'My goals when I was first at UBC
were to try out a different sized boat
than I wag used to (an eight versus a
single), and to have fun in
Vancouver,* she said. 'But I had a lot
of fun that summer [1996), and the
Olympics were on TV, so I decided to
try out for the [national] team again.'
Duncan went on to finish fourth
in the lightweight women's double at
the 1997 World Championships, followed by another fourth-place finish
in the lightweight women's single at
the 1998 World Championships. In
the 1998 race, Duncan was just .39
seconds away from winning the
bronze medal—and this during a
year when she was trying to focus on
school and recover from an injury.
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ALL READY TO ROW: UBC's Tracy Duncan at the start of the
lightweight women's single race at the 1998 Canadian University
Rowing Championships in Victoria. Duncan will be competing in the
lightweight women's double at the Olympics beginning September
Last summer, she picked up
bronze medals in the lightweight
women's single and quad at the Pan-
American Games, and again at the
World Championships in the quad
Duncan says that rowing for your
country is quite different from rowing for your university. 'For one,*
she pointed out 'the national team
UBC @ the Olympics
has a boathouse, while UBC does
not' The other main difference is in
practice times. *UBC has to train at
5:15am," said Duncan. 'With
Rowing Canada, it's 7:30am, and
light outside.*
Duncan's focus these days is far,
far away from dark morning practices on False Creek. Right now, in
Australia, Duncan and her partner
Milne are still trying to mesh their
different rowing styles, because the
key to making a double go fast is having both scullers rowing exactly the
"The double is small enough to be
sensitive to small movements and
technical quirks like a single, yet it is
a crew boat and both rowers have to
row identically, even more than in a
very big boat like an eight' said
Duncan. "This is very tough. Fiona
and I are struggling with this right
now since we both row very well in
singles, yet very differently.*
Duncan's not sure how their double will do at the Olympics but she
would like to have a "best race." At
the Olympic-qualifying regatta in
Lucerne, Switzerland, earlier this
summer, their double didn't have
anything near a best race, and it
looked like they weren't going to be
racing at the Olympics.
Then some extra spots for rowers
opened up—the number of rowers
allowed into the Olympics is 300,
but some athletes had qualified for
more than one event leaving room
for some last-minute qualifiers. So
with the extra spots left oyer, the two
Canadians were confirmed for
'[Fiona and I] have the potential,
fitness, and experience to do very
well, but we also have the potential
to fail spectacularly if we don't keep
our heads together,* said Duncan,
who noted that in order to race their
best the double will need to remain
calm and relaxed. 'Whenever we get
tense and begin to make aggressive
upper body movements, we throw
the boat off and it slows down."
Tracy Duncan isn't the only ex-
UBC rower who hopes to have a best„
race at the Sydney Olympics: four
other UBC alumni will also be competing. Heather Davis, who rowed
for UBC between 1991 and 1996,
will be in the women's eight for
Canada, along with Laryssa
Biesenthal and Emma Robinson,
who both rowed for UBC at one.
time, while Larry Varga, who sported the blue and gold between 1990
and 1995, will be in the men's eight
At the last Olympics, Canadian
rowers brought home six medals,
one quarter of the total number of
medals Canada won at the Games.
This time around, Canada will be
competing in nine rowing events,
from September 17-24. The lightweight women's double, women's
eight and men's eight all begin racing September 18 at the Sydney
International Regatta Centre. ♦
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DEFENSE   hosting two sessions of Rape Aggression Defense Training this fall.
Rape agression defence means defence against abduction.
Over a two day period, women participants will be encouraged to explore a
host of restistance and avoidance strategies designed to increase their chances
of survival in the event that they are attacked. The goal of the course is to
reach out to its participants in a three-fold way:
(1) enhance feelings of self-empowerment
(2) to reduce fear, and
0) to provide both physical and psychological deterrents to attackers
Please contact CsL Trkia Gagne at 224- U22 or Security Officer
I Ciaxton at 822-8609 for furtherdetails. " '.
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Nagging questions
about soccer Birds
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QUESTION MARKS: The UBC women's soccer team has a rookie-
heavy roster this year, but is nonetheless confident of success.
Women's soccer preview
by Tom Peacock
Final selections for the UBC
women's varsity soccer team
wrapped up last weekend, and with
five of last year's most prominent
starting players missing from the
line-up and a sixth—last year'3
Canada West MVP Vanessa
Martino—only just coming off the
injury list, the largely inexperienced
squad is going to have to find its feet,
and fast
Last week, veteran head coach
Dick Mosher was wary of making
any predictions about how his team
will fare this season.
"At this point, it's hard to say,'
said Mosher, adding that the team
hasn't yet played any games with its
current, and final, line-up.
'Oh [Sept6], we'll play the [UBC]
Alumni A side with the final team,
• and that should be an interesting
test,' said Mosher.
But Mosher doesn't seem to
mind the challenges of fielding such
a young team. In fact, he's clearly
impressed by some of the incoming
talent, such as last year's provincial
high school AAA MVP Jackie
Ferraby,   and   goaltender   Claire
Lawrence. Lawrence and returning
keeper Sian Bagshawe will no doubt
present a strong defensive challenge
to any strikers, Mosher said.
The players share their coach's
optimism about the upcoming season. Martino, for one, echoed
Mosher's comments.
'We're young. We've lost a lot of
our starting players from last year,
but we've got a lot of good, young
recruits coming in, and from what
I've seen in training, it looks good,"
said Martino on the phone from her
home this weekend.
Because Martino's injured knee
is still healing, her doctor is telling
her to take it slow. But the star forward hopes to get back into training
this week, and maybe even play in
Friday's game against the University
of Alberta Pandas.
'Everyone's eager to be there,
and to fight for a spot, and I just
want to be a part of it," said Martino.
The team will face Trinity
Western University in exhibition
play on OJ. Todd Field today at
4pm. Their first regular season
game is an away game against the
University of Victoria on
September 16. ♦
Men's soccer preview
by Tom Peacock
With only a few rookies on board
and even fewer of last year's key
players gone from the team, UBC
men's soccer head coach Mike
Mosher says that he's relying on
experience to guide the
Thunderbirds to victory this year.
Experience is helpful, in most
cases. But in the last four years, the
Birds have suffered some crushing
defeats, the kind that can permanently scar a team's psyche.
In 1996, the Birds suffered a 3-0
meltdown to UVic in the Canada
West finals In '97, they lost the CIAU
championship game to McGill in a
sudden-death shootout In '98, they
were downed 1-0 by an inferior
Alberta team in the Canada West
playoffs. And last year, the same
team eliminated them, again by just
one goal.
It hasn't always ended painfully
for the Birds though; prior to missing the Canada West playoffs entirely
in 1995, they won five out of the six
previous national championships.
And in a move that promises to
add an interesting dynamic to the
team. Randy Celebrini, a starting
player during three of those championship years, will re-join the Bird3
for the upcoming season.
The old-timer, who's been working as a physiotherapist for the last
few years, told Mosher that he was
coming back to take a few more
classes, and was interested in playing out his fifth year of eligibility.
The Birds are also waiting for the
conclusion of the Vancouver 86ers'
season when shared players Chris
Franks, Rob Hall, and Steve
McCauley will rejoin the UBC ranks.
Whether the team has enough
experience now to become champions, or whether the losing lesson
has been too deeply ingrained,
whether this season will be different
or just more of the same, are the
nagging questions plaguing the UBC
soccer team.
The team will face the University
of Calgary Dinos in their first regular season game tomorrow at 4pm
on O J. Todd field. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
MAIN LIBRARY The painted dumpsters are the most colourful thing about the back of Main Library, slated to be phased out as a library in 1
near future. A second phase of Koerner Library is planned to accommodate the collections currently housed in Main, tara westover photo
In September, when the
sun is shining, and the
trees are still green, UBC
looks pretty nice. And
that's what the legions of
tour guides scurrying
around campus would
have you think. But a closer look shows that much
of the campus is outdated
and coming apart at the
The construction of the first permanent buildings on the' Point Grey campus began in 1914. But the campus didn't really begin to assume its present
appearance until after the Second World
War, when academic expansion meant
that new programs in law, social work,
^and pharmacy, among others, needed to
be housed. Abandoned military build-
t ings were shipped to UBC as temporary
...buildings. Some of them are still in use
* today.
There are many other 'temporary'
buildings on campus that are still in use.
And there are a lot of other buildings
that are simply growing old, aging badly
' and, in some cases, falling apart In this
photo essay, the UByssey takes a look at
these buildings, and the side of campus
no one sees on a tour. ♦
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A New Kind of cabaret
by Duncan Cameron
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug. 22-27
Walking into the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to see Cabaret feels
more like going to the Oscars than an intimate night of musical theatre.
This new version of Cabaret, revamped by American
Beauty director Sam Meiides, involves audience participation, going so far as setting up cabaret chairs and tables in
the front rows. With this in mind, I can't help wondering
how intimate this whole thing is going to feel to those poor
souls up in the balcony.
The opening number goes off like a starter's pistol. We
are welcomed to the Kit Kat Club by a sneering, mischievous Emcee wearing an ankle-length black leather jacket,
and, as we soon find out, not much else.
The stage explodes and sensory overload sets in as we
meet the tawdry, raunchy chorus (they double as the band).
a horny dog: he's ready to fuck in a split second and
he doesn't care who. One of the most hilarious numbers of the show, called "Two Ladies,' sees the
Emcee, Lulu, and the Aryan hunk Hans fucking wildly behind a backlit curtain. Funny stuff.
Opposite Peterson is former Miss America Kate
Shindle in the role of the beat-up nightclub singer
Sally Bowles. Shindle's performance is more reluctant than her "bad to the bone" entourage and less
sure during her spoken scenes with clean-cut
American Clifford Bradshaw, played with appropriate
naivete by Jay Goede.
But Shindle redeems herself with an electrifying
second act solo of "Cabaret." With the stage fully
ablaze with flashing lights* Shindle's powerful voice
and all-out emotion shakes the theatre. It's a fantastic
The chorus displays a myriad of talents as they
rotate between crotch-grabbing and playing in the
and, .despite the large venue, we are completely sucked
into the world of 1930s Berlin.
Right from the beginning, the show's timing is nearly
flawless. The musical numbers are synchronised superbly
with huge lighting effects and well-timed choreography.
The stage is organic, each scene blending into the next,
and set changes are almost always executed smoothly.
Jon Peterson's ever-present Emcee threads the show
together, sometimes as a symbol of inevitable Nazi evil
and other times as a detached voyeur. His presence effectively blurs the would-be awkward switches from the wild
cabaret musical numbers to the much tamer dialogue.
Emcee is seductive and unscrupulous with the sex-drive of
band. They act naturally, and the fun they are having
shines through.
The only hitch with the supporting cast is Drew
McVety's Ernst Ludwig, whose German accent kept
reminding me of the Mario Brothers. It's easy to overlook
this, though, especially with the addition of the tender love-
story-turned-bad-by-politics involving Fraulein Schneider
and Herr Schultz.
The final scenes show us, the audience, the dark side of
the pleasure we've been taking from all the sex, sadism,
and black leather. The violence, the leather, and the reckless excess wa3 irresistible, but also tightly linked with the
Nazi regime and all its destruction.
Our fun, just like that of the characters of the Kit Kat
Club, comes with a price. And ultimately, nobody escapes
unscathed, even the Ward Cle ave re sque Cliff Bradshaw,
who runs back to Pennsylvania to get his own white picket
fence. Using the turbulent backdrop of 1930s Berlin,
Mendes has entertained us and made us think about what
we were enjoying.
The result is a hilarious, thought-provoking musical that
demands an answer to the question of who you would
rather be—Cliff, who will live to a ripe old age, or Sally
Bowles, the happiest corpse you have ever seen.*
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night, and they rustled as the band
behind them got ready to play. And
then,   with   all   the   drama   the
Commodore could muster, the cur-
.  tains were drawn apart, and a slight
!&«»£& ^ Carrie Brownstein
stepped forward to the microphone.
"They made it seem so mysterious. And they, uh, um, really didn't
need to."
With these unremarkable words,
delivered softly, stumblingly, the
greatest rock 'n' roll band in the
world, the only band that matters,
announced itself to the crowd gathered at its feet
Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and
Janet Weiss—the three members of
the Olympia, Washington-based
band Sleater-Kinney—then launched
into the opening notes of the first
song of the night, dwarfed by the size
of the stage and surrounded only by
their small collection of amps.
From these very first notes, it was
clear that the band was not at its
best The Commodore's speakers
distorted the band's clean sound,
and the band itself seemed reluctant
to be there at all But even if it was an
off night, the crowd loved every second of it, loved Brownstein prancing
across the stage, brandishing her
Fender, loved Tucker screaming,
eyes shut tight, into the microphone
and clutching her Danelectro, loved
Weiss hitting the drums, her face
screwed up as if she were in pain.
This was the greatest rock 'n' roll
band in the world on stage, and the
Commodore seemed only three-
quarters full. The rest of Vancouver
didn't care.
-|- 1966, John Lennon pro-
,' I "1TI claimed the Beatles 'more
XXX popular than Jesus now/
and thus established the benchmark
for pop celebrity. When the Beatles
arrived jn Vancouver one; year
before, some 20,000 fans and
dozens of police officers gathered at
Empire Stadium where John, Paul,
George, and Ringo would take the
stage. And none of these fans—would
anyone?—would have questioned
that the Fab Four was the best band
It's not that nq one has heard of
Sleater-Kinney. The band's records,
released on Kill Rock Stars, ar» independent label from 01ympia| prop
up the more obscure acte On the
label's roster. They tour ^orth
America and Europe. Established
rock critics such as Greil Marcus and
Robert Christgau have weighed in
and deemed Sleater-Kinney glorious. But still. When the I band
wrapped up its encore on Saturday
night with the anthemic, ironic 'I
Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone,* there
were only a few hundred people
standing at the base of the stage. And
they didn't even all know the words.
But still. Hyperbole aside,
Sleater-Kinney is one of the most
impressive rock 'n' roll bands today,
ever, even if such comparisons and
declarations are meaningless. The
stripped-down essential quality of
the band, its musical ambition, and
their unbridled energy cast them as
the biggest thing to happen to punk
rock in a long time. And the band
sounds completely unlike anything
you will hear on the radio today.
They call themselves ladies, and they
show that in the Age of Britney, being
a woman is still defiantly punk.
"Sleater-Kinney is as inspiring,
dangerous, and troublesome as any
band we've ever seen. What the consequences of their music are going
to be is impossible to say," Greil
Marcus once wrote, using words
that, 20 years before, would have
been used to describe the Clash,
who, while it may not seem obvious,
are in many ways the precursors to
the Olympia trio.
Everyone knows the Clash. They
have, by now, been absorbed into
pop consciousness, and have been
made safe for mass consumption
But at the time, the Clash were revolutionary. But, like Sleater-Kinney
today, the Clash was revolutionary in
a way that made it resoundingly
clear that rock 'n' roll was vitally
Presley was, of
course, the first
real rock 'n'
roller. He was the elemental teenager and one of the prototypical
American rebels of the 1950s. But
while Presley signified a threat to the
maidenhood of the daughters of
Middle America, and even transgressed some racial borders by
bringing black music to the white
middle class, the Clash looked as
though it was a real, explosive threat
to everyone. The band dressed in
battle fatigues and wore bandoliers.
They glorified the Spanish Civil War
and looked as though they might
actually throw a bomb or two. If Elvis
challenged the values of American
society, the Clash stood as a challenge to society itself.
They did their best to live up to
their record label's bombastic claim
mat it was The Only Band That
Matters. They were punks, but, most
importantly, they found a way to
position themsejves as the descendants of Elvis, of the Beatles, of the
Rolling Stones. Of course, they were
also leftist rebels. Sort of.
"They went out and named the
villains and wore political slogans on
their clothes.... The funny thing
about the Clash is that they turned
lines that [Sex Pistols singer] Johnny
Rotten threw out in interviews into
songs,' says Marcus.
In many ways, Sleater-Kinney
poses just a3 strong a challenge to
society as did the Clash. But while
the Clash were all slogans and symbolism, Sleater-Kinney have actually
done something. Or, more correctly,
the whole musical and artistic scene
that the band grew out of ha3 done
For several years, Sleater-Kinney
has been noticed by the music industry and the press that supports it But
this attention almost always focuses
on the band as an aberration, one
band—of girls, mind you—that is trying to take on the corporate world.
How cute. But the band is in fact part
of a vibrant creative community that
exists parallel to the world of major
labels and profit margins. It's not so
much a subculture as an alternative 1"
LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE: Carrie Brownstein wants to be yrThurston
culture. In the liner notes to their
"albums, the Clash counted down the
number of records they had left on
their contract with CBS. But
while majorlabeldom wa3 for
all of the important early punk
bands—the Clash, the Sex
Pistols, the Ramones, Suicide^
either ari opportunity or a necessary evil, a vast network of
independent musicians, labels,
and distributors exists.
Forgoing a major label i3 now
viable, commercially and artis-
tically-what at Olympia's
International Pop Underground
convention they used to call 'the
corporate ogre' has not been
killed so much as forgotten.
the bass player, the eerie 'Guns of
The martial beat of the title song
T"V-T-. g back in 1979, in
J-< "|> "I T a different corpb-
jLJ KJL v rate culture, the
Clash had little choice but to
work within the established
structure, and try to overturn it
The band failed of course, but
what a way to fail. London
Calling, released in 1979, is a
sprawling mess of an album,
and one that defines the band.
It depart? front their earlier
records as much as it departs
from the entire punk sound that THE BAD ONE: Janet Weiss, who also plays in the Portland
• had become established It has band Quasi, works up a sweat. HOLLAND Gidney PHOTO
punk anthems, R&B classics,
reworked Jamaican reggae tunes, i3 a bold> strident way to begin the
pop ballads, and a white English take record. But what follows this apoca-
on ska: It had a Stateside top-40 hit lyptic tale of London in the middle of
in the unlabelled last track, "Train in a nuclear attack i3 anybody's guess.
Vain/ and it even had a song from    No one could have expected the
Cover of Vince Tajlor s
"Brand New Cadillac/ cr
the cover of the icy^
standby" "Lover's Ro'k," ur
the damningly ahtt-au'h >n-
tariaft "Clampdown." This"
was punk, but it was also
rock 'n' roll, and it .was
In "London Calling,' Joe
Stnimmer announces that
"this phony Beatlemania
has bitten the dust* Mark
David Chapman still had a
couple of years to have his
say in the matter, but
Strummer's comment was
still prescient By the time
the Beatles arrived in New
York in 1964, Elvis was on
his way to irrelevancy, and
the Fab Four were eager to
fill the void left behind by
the King. But like. Elvis,
before them, the Beatles"
became caught up in
'celebrity and drugs and
be ford you knew it, they
were making artsy songs
/about peace and 'subr.
marines. Which was precisely the phoniness that the
Clash wanted to destroy.
And so, the Clash positioned .
themselves as" the next great
rock 'n' roll band, at the
same time casting themselves as militant punks and
showing themselves to be
the latest in the succession
of rock rebels.
;'' Sleater-Kinney's most
recent album. All Hands on
the Bad One, has only been
out for a few months, but it
already seems to be, in many ways,
their London Calling. The album
sounds like a band having fun as
 .- --   '       well   as   being
angry. There are
pop songs, there
are punk songs,
there i3 a ballad
about a love
affair in Paris.
And there are
songs about rock
'n' roll. In the
"You're No Rock
'n' Roll Fun,*
coyly takes shots
at'all the boys in
the,band" who
'always wanna
hear the same
old song.* What
is implied,
underneath the
three-part harmonies, is that
is rock 'n' roll
fun, whether or
not anyone is listening. "Male
Model," too,
addresses the
old, male standards by which
rock bands are
judged. And on Saturday night as
Tucker cried out, in the song's climax that "It's time for a new rock 'n'
roll age," Brownstein stood to her
left, hitting her guitar like a wind
THE HOT ROCK: CorirtTucker (above) thinks something's
funny, London Calling (below) was something new in punk
rock back in 1979. tarawestover photo
mill, but making the rock cliche very
much her own.
For as much as London Calling
purports to be new and bold, its
cover is an allusion to a seminal
moment in pop history. The lettering on the record jacket 'London'
running in orange
down the left side,
'Calling' stretching
along the bottom in
green, is a rip-off of
Elvis' first LP, from
1956. The black-and-
white photo of the
young, singing Presley,
however, has been
replaced by a stark concert photo from New
York: a member of the
Clash, his face
obscured as if to suggest that thi3 wa3 a
punk archetype rather
than any individual
gesture of frustration,
stands legs apart smashing his guitar into the stage, The cover makes it
quite evident that while the Clash
acknowledge Elvis, they are prepared to eclipse him.
Sleater-Kinney's third album
works on a similar principle. Dig Me
Out is a pastiche of the Kinks' 1966
the Kink Kontroversy. More carefully realised than the Clash cover, the
cover of Dig Me Out is more stylish
than frantic, but i3 still a powerful
signifier. This is a band, the cover
proclaims, that will replace the rock
stars of the past This is a band that
will rewrite all the old songs.
point to the pop sensibilities at play
on All Hands on the Bad One, or the
fact that their live shows would feature covers of such '60s rock nuggets
a? "White Rabbit' or "Fortunate
And indeed, when
nqivelty and shock value of punk rock
have largely disappeared, and being
revolutionary requires a more subtle
touch. But teasing references to classic rock aside, Sleater-Kinney has
cast itself in the same rebellious role
as the Clash. They may be reluctant
stars, and they may dispute this
role—Brownstein has admitted to
not caring what Greil Marcus has to
say—but when they come onstage,
it's hard to deny their power. Their
first albums, like those of the Clash,
were raucous affairs that didn't
Sleater-Kinney broke into the familiar riff of Creedence Clearwater
Revival's "Fortunate Son," they won
some of the loudest cheers of the
night This was a song everyone
knew, but this was also a song that
they had never heard before, 50
years' worth of rock 'n' roll history
filtered through a 30-year old
nugget played by three women from
Olympia who had nothing to prove
to an appreciative crowd but who
still blistered through the song.
'Some folks inherit star-spangled eyes," as CCR would have it
sure, but Sleater-Kinney has inherited a lot more. Tucker ' and
Brownstein, both veterans of the
early-'90s riot grrl scene, have,
along with Weiss, turned punk rock
into something larger, a music that
transcends the borders of obscure
rock genres. Like the Clash,
Sleater-Kinney have brought a new
urgency to rock 'n' roll, and they
have brought a political charge—a
feminist queer-positive, anti-corpo-
- rate one at that—to their music.
They have redefined what is necessary to be a successful band, and
they have made the world safe for
handclaps and feedback. And if
they're not more popular than Jesus
by now, it sure as hell isn't their
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You've seen it all,. .now see it again
by Natasha Chin
at the Vancouver Art Gallery
until Nov. 5, 2000
The works of Claude Monet are often plastered on postcards
and coasters, making his lilies, ponds, and vast water gardens nearly ubiquitous. Anyone can slurp homemade coffee
in a mug bearing a Monet print a3 they trudge home underneath a matching Monet umbrella, while wearing a sweater
with yet another picture of water lilies on it.
And it's going to get worse. Prepare for a Monet marketing blitz because the Vancouver Art Gallery i3 showing
Impressionist Masterworks, in which 13 works by nine
Impressionist masters, inluding Monet, are on display.
For those who want to experience the history and culture
surrounding Impressionism, but who don't want to travel to
any of the world's great museums, this rare event is perfect
If you're still undecided about whether you should attend or
not, consider this—you know the weirdo painter who cut off
his right ear? Yep. He's there.
Impressionism was not always delicate' dScor that
adorned your grandmother's living room. It flourished in
the late 1800s, and was considered cutting-edge, avant-garde
French art that rejected the traditional and heavily-finished
salon styles of the era. Rejecting conventional techniques, 30
artists formed the 'Societe Anonyme des Artistes Peintres,
Sculpteurs, Graveurs, Etcetera' (the Anonymous Society of
Painters, Sculptors, Printers, Et cetera) and launched their
first independent art exhibition in 1874.
Critics panned the show, saying that the paintings were
superficial and lacked the grandiose style of Salon art. One
critic went so far as to say that 'wallpaper in its embryonic
state is more finished than Monet's seascape."
It was from Monet's painting called "Impression,
Sunrise' that critics coined the initially pejorative term
"Impressionism." But what was once thought of as merely
light brushwork and clouds has made a deep impression in
our emotional perception of art.
. One ab<vays feels hushed in the presence of any great,
immortal creation, as if the aura of the master's genius radi
ates into eveiy pore, and i3 exhaled in
every breath. At least, that's how I felt as
I put my face up within centimetres of
the hundred-year-old paint. As the security guard walked past, I lunged forward
and focused my pupils on the light
brushwork and the delicately protruding
paint, as I imagined the artist would
have done on a warm September morning by the River Seine.
Painting en plein air, the
Impressionists captured light and shadows to reflect the atmospheric mood of
their natural surroundings, from farmland to urban life. The movement
pushed beyond class boundaries, to
embrace rniddl&jplass workers, farmers
and' female labourers (as in Pisarro's
"Hay Harvest at Eragny"). Not only was
domestic life portrayed, but many
artists also caught the intimate lives of
entertainers and prostitutes. Edgar
, Degas' 'At the CafS-concert" and Pierre-
Auguste Renoir's 'Claude and ReneV
give only tiny glimpses of the diverse
movement that has revolutionised art'
expression and style, depicting a cross-
section of people, from the stirring
young woman in the pink cocktail dress
to the angelic face of a young boy with
his nurse.
Although the exhibit is small in number, the paintings reflect the trademark
styles of nine masters, and puts forth the
underlying idea of a revolution. It is
exquisite, it is a gem. Go see it
And for those who are pondering a
career in Impressionist painting, take
the advice of Claude lAonek "When you
go out to paint try to forget what object
you have before you—a tree, a house, a field, or whatever.
Merely think 'here is a little square of blue, here an oblong
of pink, here a streak of yellow,' and paint it just as it looks
CLAUDE AND RENEE: This painting by Renoir offers only a tiny glimpse into
the diverse Impressionist movement.
to you, the exact colour and shape, until it emerges as your
own naive impression of the scene before you." Take it from
a pro. ♦
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Can a university sell its soul?
Ours did!
We've sold our souls...to the National Post
'The mark 'THINK ABOUT IT is owned by
and used with the consent of the University of
British Columbia.*
This sentence appears in small print at the
bottom of an advertisement that uses the 'Think
About It' slogan for the National Post Online in
Saturday Night magazine.
The ad says that the site is so rich with news,
analysis, information, commentary, and opinion
that it can "humble the most knowledgeable
And the Post can't even come up with its own
But that's their, problem. We're more concerned with the fact that our university has started claiming ownership to little words like
THINK and ABOUT and IT, and then loaning
them to the National Post
These little words make up the slogan of our
proud school, don't they?
Why did our school trademark them?
Did they copyright 'UBC Kicks Ass)' too?
BecausS that one'3 a keeper.
And when did our school start lending our slogan—which is presumably about using.our
brains and not anyone else's, or our websites and
not anyone else's—to national media outlets?
.What about lending it tp the Ubyssey? Heck,
we've been thinking about it since 1918.
A bond has obviously been forged—ari allegiance, however subtle.
Because right below the National Post Online
logo are those three words, "Think About It,' the
exclusive property of the University of British
Think about that
And how much did it cost our school to claim
ownership of these words? How much is each
word worth? Or each letter? Is it like Scrabble or
Wheel-of-Fortune? _
If we want to use them do we have to pay a
fee? Did the National PosO
Can I buy a vowel?
<  When you're buying whole words, are Greek
words cheaper than English words? What about
Speaking of Latin, what ever happened to the
old university motto Tuum Est (It's yours)?
Is it really ours?
Think about it Just do it
But is just thinking about it really better than
doing it? Which is better after all, thinking or
Can we just think it, or do about it? Or would
that cost extra?
, Who will UBC sell its catchy slogan to next?
McDonald's? That wouldn't really work.
Big Mac. Think about it? No thanks.
Rogers Cable? Thought about it Bad idea.
Global Television? Whoops...same company.
It's starting to look like those three magic words
actually have a pretty liriiited market value.
Even so, who gets* compensation when word
deals go down between the National Post and
UBC and our fancy new Piper^esque slogan gets
co-opted? j
And what now?,
Will our school invest in more words to construct a meaningful slogan?
The University of Alberta has three good
words we might want to borrow for a bit It
Makes Sense.
Think about it .'.It makes sense.
The University of Toronto: Great Minds For A
Great Future.
The University of Calgary: I will lift up mine
These are all great and certainly worth copyrighting.
But maybe all this talk of co-opting slogans is
a little pre-mature. Really, who would think you
could do that?
In fact, we shouldn't even start throwing the
intellectual property of other schools around so
flippantly. These words are private property.
They have value when they are so cleverly put
And when you translate the in into Latin, they
sound eve'n more intelligent
, Slogans are akin to saying something totally
honsensjcal, to a friend. And when they give you
a puzzled look, smugly telling them to "Think
about it' . ;
AS if you know what you're talking about,
when really you don't have a clue, ♦
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by Lisa Denton
THE TEMPEST        ..
Sard on tha Beach
at VanierPark , '
Until Sept 24
Ah, Vancouver's annual Shakespeare festival. It's
definitely nice to see an organisation' like Bard on
the Beach succeed in producing one of summer's
most celebrated cultural events. As usual, the
mountains and the ocean created the ideal backdrop for the stage. And, as usual, the occasional car
alarm and rented yachts full of noisy schmoozer,
provided the ambiance. Oh well.
It is however, quite fitting that The Tempest,
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Shakespeare's,, tale of a storm thai catapults the
characters intS situations of betrayal, romance,
and redemption, should take place against the natural setting of Vancouver's English Bay.
But this production of The Tempest never fully
achieves the fantastical package that Is the basic
core of the play. Prospero should be a character
who controls and rhanipulates everybody else on
the island, but this version tijvialises him, making
him a weak and simplistic character. His. servant
Ariel, and her troupg of fairies, are the ones who
create havoc for the treasoners, but'the ethereal
element behind the mystical bunch does not make
an appearance here.
Ariel does her best impression of the Tin Man
from the Wizard ofOz, suddenly and abruptly, creating an annoying distraction in_what are supposed to be encrianting scenelTTh^iairy costumes
are another detrimental to the play—bright colours
and garish make-up leave them looking like drag
queens rather than spell-casting nymphs.
The character of Caliban is intended to provide
some comic relief with his brutish grunts and
primitive language, as he remains in a drunken
state and plots to get his island back. The blossoming love between Miranda and Ferdinand is truly
comic, as Miranda is enchanted by her first sight
of anothe r human be ing.
There are also some neat theatrics—a billowing
blue cjoth is violently shaken by the fairies to portray the storm, while foreboding music creates
intensity and a strong dramatic movement in the
first scene of the play.
;   Trap doors allow for illusions of f°°d to appear.;
and   then   suddenly   disappear,    suggesting"
Prospero's use of magic. But for the most part, the
stage is' bare, and' the actors remain a bunch of
talking heads conversing on a rather flat plarie.    .
Overall, I never got that feeling that I had been
transported into another time and place. The actors
communicate the story well enough, but the mystical qualities that create The Tempest are not there
in this interpretation, which is largely a forgettable
production. Except for the view, of course. ♦
by Andy Barham
I at the Starfish Room
I Friday, Sept. 1
' It's been so long since I last reviewed a
I gig in the Starfish Room that I can't even
remember who  it was  I  reviewed.
Indeed, it's been so long that I couldn't
even   remember   which   street   the
Starfish Room was on, Richards or
Homer, so I spent an inordinate amount
of time driving up and down the dowdy
; and sedated grid of streets in Yaletown.
Since it generally takes a while for an
audience to start rockin', having a good
opening band play before the' headliner
i seems like the sensible thing to do. And
the Peacocks did a fine job.
Although the trio came our way via
Switzerland, they look and sound an
[ awful lot like they were from London in
' 1976, with their Clash-like hairdos. The
I drummer, Toni, looks a lot like Joe
I Strummer; however, it's Hasu, the guitarist and singer, who's got all the stage
j presence, leaping and flying around like
I a demented Pete Townshend on speed.
They have all the crazy, epileptic
['energy and DIY pyrotechnics of early
punk rock, back when punk rock was'
[ brand-new and intensely threatening to
a coked-out hippie recording establishment grown fat and lazy by wallowing in
its own smugness.
. I felt, dare I say it, positively nostalgic
I watching' (and eventually pogoing) to
this frenetic trio. This wasn't crummy
j boring old American hardcore, or the
latest  lame   exercise   in  worn   out
grunge-it was the^real, original punk
rock that created legions of zealous pros-
elytizers like myself.
Early punk rock was fast and furious,
but still recognisably pop music, integrating the best of the' 50s and '60s with
pure nihilistic noise to create something
new and exciting. The Peacocks restore
this striking silver moment in rock 'n'
roll with perfect fidelity.
By the time the Kingpins hit the
stage, I was well primed for their brand
of ska—the sort which flourished
between 1979 and 1980, flourishing in
London and Birmingham instead of
Kingston. The Kingpins play ska-punk,
having quite obviously been influenced
by bands like the Specials and the Beat,
rather than the Skatalites.
Ska-punk was the Erst (if we discount
the Jam's attempt to resurrect the mod
era) successful revival of pop music from
a bygone era; namely, the ska of early
'60s Jamaica. The ska revival owed its
success to the fact that these brave
Brummy bands mixed early ska with
punk to create a fabulous new hybrid.
Once the Kingpins, tastefully attired
in exquisite two-tone regalia, commandeered the stage, I didn't get,off the
dance floor for the rest of the night They
have perfect stage presence, completely
in tune with their Birmingham mentors,
and, being from Montreal, they can sing
in both French and English." Best of all,
the Starfish Room is a. non-smoking
venue, which means that one can dance
all night long and not feel like one has
rapidly inhaled three packs of cigarettes. Gotta like that. ♦
Do you want abs of steel?
Well, we don't have any here,
but you're welcome to come on by
and help us out.
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Go Horse Go
(Lance Rock)
It's a shame when a really good band
finally puts out it's first record and it
falls flat But Clover Honey's Go
Horse,Go is a disappointing debut
album from a band that is one of
Vancouver's best
In 1998, Clover Honey won
Shindig, CiTR's annual local band
competition. They then went on to
record a demo tape and an EP that
were in heavy rotation on CiTR,
UBC's radio station.' And then, this
summer, came the band's first full-
length album, released on
Nanaimo's stalwart Lance Rock
Records, which has put out records
by the Fastbacks, Man or
Astroman?, and Chixdiggit, araong
others. And somehow, all the energy
of the band's live shows has disap
peared, leaving an anemic record
that only hints at what could have
been, '   ,
The first song, 'Dirty Honey," 13 a
reworked version of the track on last
year's' Vancouver Special compilation of local bands. The song's okay,
an instrumental with race-car noises
"thrown in for good measure, but
hardly a dramatic way to start the
album. The next song, 'Caroline/ is
the band's best and catchiest song,.
but is probably the biggest disappointment on Go Horse Go. The
song, like the whole album, sags, and
sounds as if the band's members
have lost all interest in playing.
Anita Binder, Lauree Thomlin- ,
son, and Amy Brannen take turns
singing" and playing all the instruments, giving the songs some variety, even though it's pretty clear that
everyone in the band has listened to
a lot of Pixies albums. There's a lot of
squealy guitars and a lot of great pop
moments on this record, but it all
seems too precise and confined, as if
the band was afraid to play in the stu- _
dio the way they do onstage, which is'
loud and fast and a bit sloppy.
So maybe this record is just a case
of first-album nerves, in which the
best thing to do would be to sit tight
and wait for the next one, which, if
Clover Honey learns from this one,
will be a winner. ♦
-Nicholas Bradley
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b/w Zombie Limbo Time
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Even though Beat Happening never
officially broke up, the eight years
since their last album was released
have given little sign that the leg-"*
eridary trio would be putting anything new down on vinyL
The members of the band, singer
and guitarist Calvin Johnson espe-'
dally, have all been busy with other
projects, and the critical praise that
has been heaped on the band after
the fact the films that have documented Beat Happening and the
Olympia, Washington music scene,
and even K Records'
recent rerelease of
the Beat Happening
fc»acle  catalogue  Kavs
all seemed to indicate that this was a
band of the past
Which is why
Beat Happening's
new single, released
by K in August is
such a treat not only
is the band alive and
well, they haven't
lost any of the rocking charm that
they're so loved for.
Eight years is plenty
of time for a band to
develop a taste for
symphonic arrangements or funny
time signatures, or just to forget how
to write a song, but Angel Gone
makes-those eight years since 1992's
You Turn' Me On seem like eight
^weeks. " ,   ■      .     ■
Sure, Calvin's voice sounds a little
older and a little smoother, and the
record doesn't sound a3 though it
was recorded in a tin can, but this is
nothing short of vintage Beat
Happening and the best record of the
Jad Fair once said that his band,
Halfjapanese, only wrote two kinds
of songs, love songs and monster
songs, and Beat Happening has borrowed from Jad's rulebook 911 this
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For all your cornmunication needs, visit the TEWS In Motion van on campus. We'll be giving away Panago pizza and TELUS Payphone Cards.
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record. The A-side, "Angel Gone,' is a
slow, dreamy number that sounds a
bit like_ 'Knock On Any Door," with
Calvin anJ HaatK^r totl» sirvei^a   T1«
monster song, "Zombie Limbo
Time,' is on the flip side, and ir/3 a
parry song, all right It's got zombies
and screaming and crazy sounds that
make you want to dance. It sounds a
bit more like some of Calvin's newer
projects, kind of like a Dub Narcotic
breakdown, but more fun, with the
enthusiasm of old favourites like
"Bad Seeds.'
But the best news of all is that
after this record, the wait until the
next one won't be anywhere near
eight years: although it's been
delayed a few times already, the Beat
Happening box set is due out in
January. But until then, it's zombie
rocking time. ♦
-Nicholas Bradley
Wild Strawberries are ripe this season and they will fill your musical
palette with melodies. With their
fourth album Twist, the Toronto-
based pop duo are going back to their
roots with dreamy trances and pure
vocal lines that rival the likes of Dido
and Esthero.
Whether joyful or drowsy, the
emotions on this album are consistently honest" Vocalist Roberta's
interpretations are instinctual and
deeply intense, transcending the surface dimensions of words. If Ken is
the writer, then Roberta is the interpreter, and together they are sublime.
Clear yet complex. Ken's lyrics
sometimes search beneath layers of
meaning ("like a scratch on the back
of the hand that is waving goodbye")
or resort to a nursery rhyme ("I heard
you laugh in stages/1 think it's contagious/ And I believe if it's a disease/1
don't mind suffering/ Things are
reversed outrageous/ I can talk for
Emotions range from anticipatory, passionate and melancholy to
angry, desperate, and mourning. The
lethargic mood of 'Love Song 3000'
is warm like wine, and slow like kissing, i    '
Matt Brubeck's cello sings with
the reassuring drowsiness of being in
love and adds a soothing tone to the
poetry. Innocent and refreshing,
"Strawberries' Wake' has the excitement of a first date; the lyrics are: simple, mirroring those of young
teenagers in the wake of hormones
and high school. "Wrong to let you
go* is a melancholy treat for the introspective at heart and finalises the
album with a bitter-sweet goodbye.
Whether sighing or singing. Wild
Strawberries are always inventive.
Their diverse use of iristruments-
ranging from a toy xylophone, an arp
: solina, a doepfer, to a moog and other
various unpronounceable mechanisms—offer up a mixture of acoustic
and electric sounds, drumbeats and
styles. This is vintage Strawberries,
red and ripe. ♦
-Natasha Chin


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