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Array Crushing Clansmen since 1918
volume 77 issue 2
Tuesday, September 12, 1995
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Arts profs recommend reopening admissions
by Chris Nuttall-Smith and Jim
Conley
UBC's faculty of arts attacked
the controversial McEwen report
Thursday, calling on the university to reopen graduate admissions
to the poli sci department.
About 160 faculty and a handful
of student representatives met in
Buchanan A100 to discuss a motion
urging the university to reopen admissions. After an emotional two
hour debate, the faculty passed the
motion by a vote of 97 to 52.
The decision comes just two
and a half months after President
Strangway adopted the McEwen
Report's recommendation that
admissions to the department be
closed. The McEwen report found
a basis for allegations of pervasive
racism and sexism within the department.
Poli Sci prof Philip Resnick argued during the meeting that if the
faculty did not accept the motion,
"self identified groups will come
to feel they have an a priori claim
that they are aggrieved."
The majority of speakers supported the motion to reopen admissions, arguing the McEwen
report was methodologically
flawed, punished the entire poli sci
department for the alleged actions
of only a few faculty and set dangerous precedents curtailing academic freedom and the presumption of innocence.
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH PHOTO
A JUBILANT LOOKING poli sci prof Philip Resnick leaves Faculty of Arts
meeting Thursday.
After the meeting Resnick said
he strongly supported the motion
to re-open admissions. "The discussion centred on the conflict between
the core values of a liberal university, which I see as pluralism, tolerance and mutual respect, from the
much more sensitive implications of
the McEwen report which frames
Kathryn Harrison, an assistant
professor of political science, said
that she had personally experienced sexism throughout her career in the poli sci department as
well as in other departments. She
argued in favour of the motion because the McEwen report did not
allow accused faculty to defend
themselves. When McEwen allowed their response to allegations,
it was relegated to an appendix or
treated lightly, she said.
this discussion in the hard language
of identity politics—racism, sexism,
sexual harassment- issues which
turn a university into camps based
on race, gender, [and] sexual orientation. [This is] the sort of thing that
has been happening on American
campuses for the past decade," he
said.
But Grad Student Society representative Michael Smith lambasted
Resnick's position. Visibly trembling, Smith said that if the faculty
accepted the motion they would
send a clear message that they didn't
care about students but were instead
interested in protecting their own
power.
"Phil Resnick has put his finger
on the essence of the controversy
which has followed the release [of
the report]. There is indeed an identity politics at work here, but it is one
which centres on white male identity. To defend injustice, simply invoke academic freedom and you
become a hero," Smith said.
As the debate wore on, some faculty expressed their uneasiness with
the motion because it ignored allegations of racism and sexism, but
said they would vote in favour out
of fear that the continued closure of
admissions could harm their academic freedom.
With about thirty minutes left,
French professor Sima Godfrey said
the motion's failure to acknowledge
alleged problems of racism and sexism in the department could alienate students.
Godfrey tried to amend the motion to include an assurance that the
allegations against members of the
department would be dealt with in
an open forum. Arguments about
the amendment's wording and pressure from the meeting's chair, Dean
of Arts Pat Marchak, to meet a tight
time limit ultimately nixed the proposed amendment
"I think a lot of people agreed with
the motion but got hung up on the
wording. If we'd had more time I
think we could have come up with a
better resolution," Godfrey said after the meeting. "As it is, we're going
to have to wait for the October meeting of the faculty to do anything."
Marchak, who has publicly criticized the McEwen report, disagreed. "I feel the time limit was
sufficient for the discussion of the
motion. The motion will be forwarded to the President's Office
later this afternoon [Thursday],"
she said.
As of press time, President
Strangway has not commented
publicly on the vote.
T-Birds soar over Clan
by Darren Campbell
The UBC Thunderbirds football team handily defeated their
crosstown rivals from Simon
Fraser by a score of 29-7 before
4876 fans Saturday night.
Despite being an exhibition
game, the combatants came out
with a fiery intensity that could
be expected of a playoff contest.
"We are very pleased and proud
of the guys. We now lead the
[Shrum Bowl] series 9-8-1 and we
are happy to take that Bowl back
and stick it in the trophy case,"
said UBC Head Coach Casey
Smith.
SFU won the a half-time Toilet Bowl contest and tallied more
fans evicted than UBC, but the
29-7 drubbing in the main event
showed that last week's win over
Alberta was no fluke. The team
also showed its versatility as it
adjusted to American rules with
four downs.
Early offensive mistakes lead
to a scoreless first quarter, but the
Birds came out flying in the second. They scored three unanswered touchdowns and went
into the dressing room leading 19-
0 at half time.
Receiver Andrew English won
the offensive MVP honours with
10 receptions for 137 yards including 2 TDs. This followed his
heroics in the last Shrum Bowl in
1993 when he kicked a field goal
on the last play of the game to
give UBC a 20-17 win.
UBC's Cory Bymoen lead a
ferocious defensive attack that shut
down the Clan's offense. He won
the defensive MVP with three
sacks and one fumble recovery.
SFU went long on their first
possession as quarterback Trevor
Martin threw a 40 yard pass to
receiver Mark Clarke. It would
have been a sure TD, but in what
was a sign of things to come,
Clarke dropped the ball.
Mistakes and penalties stood
out early in the game as UBC
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2 • The Ubyssey
September 12, 1995 news
Canadian women march in Take Back the Night
TAKING BACK THE NIGHT: Vancouver women unite at Granville and Broadway
to draw attention to the problem of violence against women
JENN KUO PHOTO
By Jenn Kuo
When thousands of women
take to the streets, they can be a
powerful force. Women across
Canada united with their sisters
last Wednesday in the seventeenth annual Take Back the
Night rally and march.
Over 1,500 Vancouver women
empowered themselves as they
AUS spoof spooks suppliers
by Mike Kitchen the Nubyssey aftermath.
The AMS is not bankrupt. At
marched, cheered and listened to
speakers at the women only protest against the sexist violence that
makes women fear walking city
streets.
Two giant sheets of paper were
taped to a wall at the rally. On
one of them, women wrote ways
they fought back against violence;
on the other, they wrote the
names of their rapists. By the time
the march departed from the
parking lot an hour later, the two
sheets were full.
Organizers of Take Back the
Night trace the event's roots to
1976, when a group of New York
women held a night-time march
to protest violence against
women. By 1978, Vancouver
women in the "Fly by Night" col
lective had organized this city's
first Reclaim the Night march.
After almost twenty years, the
event continues to expand
through the efforts of the Canadian Association of Sexual
Assault Centres. This year,
women in fifty
cities and towns
across Canada
gathered to
both Take Back
the Night and
mark the opening of the
Fourth UN
World Conference on
Women held in
China.
One of the
main changes
to this year's
rally was the location. Instead of
gathering at the Vancouver Art
Gallery, where the event has been
held for the past three years,
women gathered at the corner of
Broadway and Fir.
Tamara Gorin of Vancouver
Rape Relief said this year's location was chosen to demonstrate
how women are afraid to walk in
their own neighbourhoods, not
just downtown. Gorin said that
even in a neighborhood like
Shaughnessy, women have to
"get off the bus and walk down a
"Violence happens everywhere
in     the     city.
Women are raped
in the streets on
the west side as
often as on the
east."
—Tamara Gorin,
Vancouver Rape
Relief
least that is what it's been trying
to tell some of its clients after last
Tuesday's issue of The Underground appeared on campus.
The September 5 issue of the
Arts Undergraduate Society's official newspaper contained a
parody of The Ubyssey called "The
Nubyssey." The spoof paper featured a front page article describing the Alma Mater Society as
being "on the verge of bankruptcy."
The article was intended as
satire, but a few of the AMS's suppliers took the spoof quite seriously.
AMS President Janice Boyle
described the confusion surrounding The Nubyssey as "a pain
in the butt," yet less serious than
when the Science Undergraduate
Society published bogus "Free
Bzzr" coupons for the 1994 Arts
County Fair in its publication, The
432.
According to AMS General
Manager Bernie Peets, the main
problem with the article was that
many readers "didn't notice iThe
Nubyssey"' and mistook the paper
for the real Ubyssey.
Peets was not aware of any disciplinary action being taken
against the AUS, but said he expected the AUS to publish an
explanation in a future issue of
The Underground.
Caught in the act, the staff of
The Underground were preparing
for their next issue on Thursday
afternoon. Co-editor Trevor
Presley expressed apologies for
"We just came up with the idea
at the last minute," Presley said.
"We knew [The Ubyssey] wasn't
coming out until Thursday, so we
figured we'd have some fun. We
really never expected the response we got. It was meant as
satire."
"I guess it was a prank,
but it was pretty strange
to get threatened with a
lawsuit over something I
didn't even have anything
to do with."
— Andy Ferris
Councilor Andy Ferris, AMS
Arts Rep, received a rude awakening Thursday morning when
he received a phone call from
Unisource, a paper supplier for
the AMS. "The editors of the
AUS put my phone number
down for the editorial office [of
The Nubyssey] and Unisource contacted me to find out if the story
was true," Ferris explained.
"I guess it was a prank, but it
was pretty strange to get threatened with a lawsuit over something I didn't even have anything
to do with."
In a phone interview, Paul
Getty, general sales manager for
Unisource, said that "word never
trickled back to him" about either the Nubyssey article or the
phone call to Andy Ferris.
The Ubyssey will be offering a
seminar in journalistic ethics later
in the fall open to all students.
AMS president apologizes
for Coke blunder
by Matt Thompson
AMS President Janice Boyle
apologized to council last week
for remarks quoted in the September 6 Ubyssey.
Boyle was quoted as saying
that final approval from Council
was not required for the AMS to
enter into an exclusive beverage
contract with the university and
Coca Cola. The deal would give
Coke exclusive control over
UBC's beverage market.
"I had made an error," Boyle
said Thursday on why she apologized. "I just wanted to let [council] know that I wasn't usurping
their power, or changing something that had already been
passed."
Boyle confirmed that council
still must ratify the deal before it
takes affect, but because the con
tract has already been approved
in principle, the only way council can reject the deal at this point
is if it is deemed to be "illegal or
immoral."
"I think it's immoral," said
AMS Coordinator of External
Affairs David Borins. "I think that
the Coke deal represents centralization of corporate power in British Columbia, and I think that
because of the deal, smaller BC
companies will be less able to
compete with multinational corporations."
"I plan to vote against it,"
Borins said.
The AMS, the university and
Coke are currendy drafting a final agreement. Boyle expected
the contract to be signed sometime before December 1.
dark street."
Gorin also stressed that violence does not only occur with
working class men on the east
side of Vancouver. "Violence
happens everywhere  in
the city.
Women are
raped in the
streets on the
west side as often as on the
east."
After
Suzanne Jay
and Karen
Sawatzky, rep-
resentatives
from
Vancouver
Rape Relief,
spoke, the
march set off
into the street.
Chanting, "Hey, Mister, get off
my sister!", the women strove forward and marched west down
Broadway into the Shaughnessy
neighbourhood. With the slogan
of the UN conference being
"Keep Moving Forward", the
women who gathered on
Wednesday night were all striving toward this common goal.
The Board of
Directors
of The Ubyssey
Publications
Society will be
holding a meeting
at 2:30 on
Wednesday,
September 20th,
1995. The primary
topic of discussion
will be immediate
capital acquisitions
for the paper . All
members ofthe
Society are
welcome to attend
in SUB 24IK.
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September 12, 1995
The Ubyssey •  3 news
St. Andrew's residents
left in the dark
by Alison Cole
Residents of the newly-constructed St. Andrew's Hall Residence were in for a surprise last
week when they discovered they
would temporarily be without
such necessities as mirrors, blinds
and electric lighting.
The new addition to the existing St. Andrew's residence was
scheduled to be completed by
mid-August, but delays in deliv
ery and construction schedules
left the already occupied residence incomplete.
"Our suppliers didn't deliver
[the furniture] when they promised," said St. Andrew's Hall
Dean Brian Fraser. "We had arranged for delivery schedules
where everything would have
been in and in place on September 1 when people moved in.
CUPE PICKETING Mr. Tube Steak
SHELLEY GORNALL PHOTO
CUPE roasts Mr. Tube Steak
by Chris Nuttall-Smith
University Employees Unions
say an agreement between Mr.
Tube Steak and UBC's administration threatens union jobs and to get
students behind them, they're out
picketing the hot dog stands.
"We're here to protect our jobs,
we're here to protect our members'
jobs and jobs for the students-we don't
want to see this university privatized,"
CUPE 116 Treasurer Colleen Garbe
said Thursday from her post near
a Tube Steak Stand.
Members of CUPE 116, 2278,
2950 and the International Union
of Operating Engineers local 882 say
they will picket the carts every second day, handing out flyers which
they hope will make students think
twice about buying a Tube Steak.
One picketer, CUPE 116 member Al Poner said that although most
students were showing their support,
some didn't understand the problem
with the hot dog stands.
"I think students are a little apprehensive at what we're doing.
Unfortunately I think they don't
realize that as they eat their juicy
dogs, this is a job they could be
doing at AMS and getting paid
for," he stated.
As customers streamed to his cart
at lunchtime, Tube Steak vendor
Andre Chandler said he wasn't too
bothered by the picketers.
"I think it's a joke. It's communism, isn't it? They want a monopoly because they're jealous."
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING
THE STUDENT RECREATION CENTRE
CONTRIBUTION
WINTER SESSION '95
The Student Recreation Centre, which is partially funded with
student contributions, will be opened in the Fall of 1995.
Because of funding requirements, the SRC Contribution will be
continued for the next two years.
Charitable income tax receipt forms for the Student Recreation
Centre Contribution are available and may be picked up at the
following locations:
AMS Business Office - SUB Room 266
Development Office,
Mary Bollert Hall 6253 NW Marine Dr.
Students who do not wish to contribute to the Student
Recreation Centre, may pick up a Contribution Adjustment
Application Form from the Intramurals Office in the SUB
Basement. When you have paid all your fees and submitted
your Contribution Adjustment Application, your contribution
will be credited to subsequent installments of tuition fees.
The deadline for application is Oct. 2, 1995 at 4:30pm.
Be part of the tradition of students helping to build a better
university and leave a legacy for the future.
"Frankly, we weren't aware of
what kind of shape the place was
going to be in until the last week
[of August]."
As a result, students were unexpectedly left without what St.
Andrew's Hall Administrator
Helen Pigott called "small de-
tails"-details" which included
blinds, mirrors, door locks, lights
and some furniture in residents'
units.
Residents were obviously upset by the situation, but for many,
no alternative existed. New resident Kyung-Bok Hong said,
"Well, it's not convenient, and the
house is not well prepared for us.
But we don't have a place to go,
so we have to stay here."
"Yesterday, actually, we didn't
have a bathroom sink. We didn't
have a counter—they put that in
today. We're not going to get a
shower curtain—I just found that
out today, and we don't have a
showerhead...We don't have
lights at all in the bedroom," said
Sharon, another St. Andrew's
resident, who felt the administration was unsympathetic toward
the residents' situation.
Resident Karla Rosenke also
expressed her discontent. "It's
been fairly inconvenient. We
were expecting some inconveniences, but not this big at all, and
it seems like things have been
very slow-moving to get done.
People keep walking in and out
and go, 'Yeah, well, this guy's
going to be in, and this guy's go
ing to be in,' and no one ever
comes."
Amid the hallways of the new
residence, couches wrapped in
plastic stand up on their side in
the lounges, the smell of drywall
plastering commands a strong
presence throughout,   workers
still paint the walls and one of the
elevators is broken.
Many of the residents feel they
shouldn't be paying full rent until
they receive the full amount of what
they're supposedly paying for.
Said Rosenke, "We're paying for
stuff that's not here. And I think
mirrors, sinks are pretty essential
things, and we don't even have
those."
However, Fraser said that at this
stage, the administration has decided to charge the residents the full
amount. He believes that the correct approach for the administration
to take is to explain the situation to
students, telling them they do have
a place to stay as of September 1,
and hope they will understand and
be patient.
Fraser said a majority of students
have been patient and understanding, addeding, "There's not an awful lot we can do about it"
• Council approved a motion to
contribute $225,000 towards the construction of a childcare facility at St
Andrew's Hall. The facility will be
primarily used by AMS members,
and the university has agreed to
match the AMS contribution dollar-
for-dollar.
• Council finalized the details of a
referendum question asking students
to okay the reallocation of the
society's $7 athletic fee. If the referendum passes, $3.50 will be earmarked for the creation of a special
$98,000 fund for "external and university lobbying." Coordinator of External Affairs David Borins said the
extra money would boost the visibil
ity and effectiveness of AMS lobby
efforts. "The AMS will finally have
the ability to lobby the university, the
provincial and federal governments
on the level that a student union of
the size and wealth of the AMS
should be," Borins said. The referendum is scheduled for January.
•January's referendum will also
ask students to vote yes to a $3 donation to the Evelyn Lett Childcare
Bursary Fund, a fund dedicated to
providing childcare bursaries to student parents. A fee of $3 per year
per student would be levied for the
next three years.
• Judge Alfred Socw, member of the
Gilford Island First Nations band and
UBC Law school graduate, was voted
as the 1995 recipient d" the Great Trek-
ker Award The Great Trekker recog-
nizES the outstanding achievements c£
lamer AMS members.
• Council adopted two position papers on post-serondaryectacaiioa The
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September 12, 1995 news
Students denied long-distance option
by Steven B. A. Emery
Students living on campus will
lose their right to choose who
provides them with their link to
the outside world.
Despite the Canadian Radio
and Telecommunication
Ctornmission's (CRTC) deregulation of traditional phone monopolies, students in Thunderbird, St
Andrew's and Ritsumeikan House
will be forced to use the long distance carrier provided by ResTel,
Louder voice
for UBC
students
by Janet Winters
UBC students will be offered
the chance to have their voices
heard by the powers that be,
thanks to two new initiatives
sponsored by the university ad-
mimstraubn and the Alma Mater
Society (AMS).
The initiatives consist of a series of "open mike sessions" to be
held by the AMS and the joint
AMS-university sponsored "Your
UBC" forums.
Byron Hender, UBC's executive coordinator of student and
academic services, said, "what
we're trying to do is make the ordinary student out here feel they
actually have a voice, that they
can influence things."
Maria Klawe, vice-president of
student and academic services
and the driving force behind
"Your UBC," says forums in the
past were held more as discussion
or information sessions. "Your
UBC" is intended to place a
greater emphasis on student input.
"I hope students will feel empowered," Klawe said. "I hope
they will feel as though they have
one of the most important components in changing the university. Most students think they're
just one out of 30,000 and the
university doesn't care...I'm here
to say we care."
AMS Vice-President Namiko
Kunimoto has similar hopes for
the AMS' own open mike series.
She says the dialogues will influence AMS decision-making and
may help replace the present
"chilly climate" on campus.
"Hopefully we can start implementing solutions right away to
some of the problems we face on
campus," Kunirnoto said. "I think
everything students have to say
should be passed to council."
The first of the monthly AMS
open mikes will take place in the
Gallery Lounge on September 13
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The topic
of discussion will be "What do
you want from the AMS?"
The first of six "Your UBC" forums will be held in the SUB conversation pit on September 27
from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and will
cover the topic of admissions and
registration. Subsequent forums
covering different issues will follow on October 27, November 8,
January 19, February 14, and
March 7.
September 12,1995
UBC's fledgling phone service.
Other Point Grey residents have
equal access to all long distance
carriers.
Dr. Jim Tom, director of Telecommunication Services at UBC,
cites technical and financial reasons for not providing equal access. "[ResTel] is trying to balance
a good deal for students versus
cost recovery," he said. "This is
not a gold mine."
ResTel was created by UBC in
January 1995 after BCTel elected
not to provide phone service to
Thunderbird residence.
The Telecommunications
Workers' Union (TWU) maintains that UBC broke CRTC
regulations by accepting contract
bids for the phone wiring of
Thunderbird. The wiring contract was awarded to Status Electric of Alberta. Since then, the
TWU has refused to provide
phone service to the residence
until a BCTel cable is brought in.
The TWU maintains that the
university's failure toprovide residents with access to BCTel violates a contract signed between
UBC and BCTel in 1987.
Signed by university Vice-
President Dan Birch, the agreement states that "BCTel will, to the
extent required by any regulatory
authority having jurisdiction, continue to provide telecommunication services to those tenants of
UBC on the campus who wish to
be served by BCTel rather than
by UBC."
The TWU says it would agree
to use Thunderbird's current facilities to provide service for the
students who need it, and would
then enter into negotiations to
make sure a BCTel cable was
pulled in for their use.
Dr. Tom says a Thunderbird
resident could switch from ResTel
to BCTel if they chose; however,
BCTel or the student would have
to incur the costs.
When a BCTel customer service representative was asked by
The Ubyssey whether a
Thunderbird resident could
make this switch, he replied it
was impossible because UBC
was blocking any such attempt.
"I'm not even sure
the   arrangement
[UBC] has for local
service is okay,"
-Allan Rosenzveig
CRTC Legal Council
Dr. Thomas Ross, associate
professor in the Faculty of commerce and chair of the policy
analysis division, said he could
not rule out the possibility that
ResTel's long distance policy was
in conflict with CRTC regulations. "If there was a disgruntled
customer in one ofthe residences
that said 'This service is just awful, and I want to have the choice
[of long distance carriers]...,> it's
one of those cases where this isn't
really written down precisely anywhere. Maybe they could make
a case of it."
Allan Rosenzveig, legal council with the CRTC, questioned
the legality of the entire ResTel
operation.
Rosenzvieg said the CRTC has
begun deregulating the local market,
but that guidelines are still sketchy.
"Fm not even sure the arrangement
[UBC] has for local service is okay,"
Rosenzvieg said. "We regulate the
BCTel'sof the world. If itisn'tBCTel,
Pm not sure whether the local operation works within our framework
or not"
BCTel's contract with Vanier and
Totem will expire in approximately
two years. ResTel could soon be expanding operations.
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The Electric Gumshoe
at the Edison Gallery until
September 17
by Jenn Kuo
Think multimedia. Think monologue.
Director Gretchen Dulmage, writer/performer Samuel Dulmage, photographer
TJ. Adel, and music producer Keith Gillard
have mixed these two to come up with a
smart, well done detective story.
Using merely a slide projection screen
and a small black stage. The Electric
Gumshoe is about Cameron Ridley, a 21 st
century private investigator who gets
caught up in a tangle of murder and mystery in a virtual world when he takes on
the case of Thomas Parker's suicide.
Mixing these genres may seem peculiar at first; however, during the play you
forget that Dulmage is on a stage acting
with still images and recorded dialogue,
sound and music. You begin to think that
you are watching some sort of movie,
even though he steps to a spotlight in
the front of the stage when he narrates
the story. While he is acting, however,
he steps in front of his on-screen image
and niimics it, or he steps to the side and
acts out what is happening.
The play is Ml of witty lines. When
talking about Thomas Parker's death in
the bathtub, Ridley says, "There are
worser ways to go, at least he was clean."
Or there is the memorable line. That's
why I like Gloria Goodwin. Just lies, no
bullshit." The one thing I didn't quite understand was when two of the male char
acters were plotting to kill someone one said, "Then we'll only
have each other," and the next
thing I knew, the two embraced
and kissed. I didn't see why this
"effect" was needed in the play
as it had absolutely nothing to
do with what was going on. No
other reference to their sexuality was made in the play.
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arts, you'll have to see it for
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In the Beginning...
at Britannia High School
September 15-17
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UBC Symphony Orchestra &
aphonic Band
Syi
by Diana Stein
In the beginning, there was a stage
and it was dark. Then there was a man,
a woman, and a dead fawn, and it was
good. Then there was a serpent... and it
got even better.
The Shavian Cream Company's production of Bernard-Shaw's In The Beginning has three shows left in this year's
Fringe Festival, and it is well worth catching for Shaw enthusiasts and those less
familiar, or less enthused, with his many
works.
The play gives an entertaining twist
to the story of Adam and Eve, the first
couple to deal with the convoluted invention known as a relationship. In the
process,
they confront a
myriad of
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The serpent (Carole Higgins) meets Eve
(Cheryl McNamara) In the Beginning ...
everything from vegetarianism to domestic violence — that make Shaw's prescience as a playwright almost uncanny.
It also makes the play as timely and
thought-provoking as ever, although it
was certainly less shocking than when
it debuted 75 years ago.
Director/producer Chris Robson and a
strong cast made up almost entirely of
UBC grads have ensured that none of the
play's humour is lost in the course of
Shaw's usual message delivery. Indeed,
the appeal of the cast is such that even
when the text takes a sharp turn to the
dogmatic, one does not feel hammered
on the head by a p.c. diatribe.
Of course, "politically correct" is not a
term with which Shaw would have been
familiar, and many who write or produce
more "modern" works would do well to
learn from this production how to make
an audience think and laugh at the same
time.
An Awfully Big Adventure
at the Capitol 6
by Peter T. Chattaway
After the runaway success of last year's
Four Weddings and a Funeral, stuttering
smoothie Hugh Grant began to make a habit
of disparaging his popular persona and wishing openly for a more evil role, even as he
recycled his lucrative charm in such films as
Sirens, The Englishman Who ... , and Nine
Months. (One is tempted to say he became a
Hollywood whore, but that would be mean.)
Apparently Four Weddings director Mike
Newell felt a similar remorse, since he
reteamed with Grant to produce the seedy,
unsettling rites-of-passage drama that is An
Awfully Big Adventure. Weddings was a
perky comedy that suggested one-night
stands might lead to true love, but An Awfully Big Adventure will have none of that.
Love is at best a begging for betrayal; one-
night stands lead to abandoned babies; and
while the film's title reeks of doey-eyed innocence, it masks the gloom that lies in wait
for youthful naivete. If Newell & Grant
wanted an antidote to Four Weddings'
happy-go-lucky bonhomie, this is it.
Set in 1947, the film revolves around Stella
Bradshaw (the 16-year-old Georgina Cates),
a girl "well beyond the age of carnal consent" who is eager to work at the Liverpool
Playhouse and thereby escape the confines
of her protective uncle's house. More than
one stagehand tries to make her acquaintance by sticking her imwilling hand down
his pants, but rather than be an accessory to
masturbation, she finds herself falling for the
one man who doesn't pull this stunt: priggish stage director Meredith Potter (Grant).
Problem is. Potter prefers boys, but somehow Stella remains blind to this. Moreover,
she can't bring herself to recognize the ma
nipulative cruelty that informs Potter's
pederasty and his uneasy relationship with
the stage crew (in at least one thespian's
case, the two go hand-in-hand). While the
company rehearses Peter Pan, that spritely
celebration of immortal innocence, Stella
practices her budding sexual technique on
the jaded P. L. O'Hara (Die Hard's Alan
Rickman), an actor old enough to be her father, recently summoned back to Liverpool
because "he's the best Captain Hook there
has ever been."
Rickman's certainly up to the task — he's
far more menacing than, say, Dustin
Hoffman's buffoonish Hook — and the script
(adapted by Charles Wood from Beryl
Bainbridge's novel) does make clever, subversive use of Barrie's play, even if the metaphorical links sometimes feel contrived
(watch for the moment when O'Hara walks
the plank).
In one scene, Stella marvels at how her
colleagues talk to each other without really
looking at one another; everyone communicates in a state of distraction. That applies
to the film as a whole, which meanders from
one character to the next without a clearly
focussed sense of direction. The film begins
and ends with the disintegration of Stella's
innocence, but if it were structured any differently, it could just as well have been about
Potter's mind games or even the amorous trap
that O'Hara sets for himself (though in that
case he'd have to enter the film much
sooner).
As it is, the climax is robbed of its power
by a confusing set of flashbacks and barely
whispered hints that don't connect until long
after the audience has forgotten them. A film
should have viewers mnning to the bookstore because it sparked their enthusiasm,
not because they need to know what they
missed.
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by Federico Barahona
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tor, the President's wifn would pick up th..-
phene Vr Cohn ran make nr brerik .1 t:u<t r
with a single call, and he is not a f.ig Homosexuals jie mvisiblc and Mr Cohn is anvlliing
but invisible He is simply a straight man who
fouls aiound with guys Stiaighi men don't
gut AID.'i, tho> got liver rmier-i
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miner and ho warns his doctor n«»vor to con
tradict him again, or he 11 maki. sure h" ii«>v.t
pi unices again. He can do that and his doctor
knows it too
Roy Cohn has hver cancer
Rt>V t-'ohn isn t the only character in Annuls m Amencu who domes his homu.sexu.il
lty. There's alsn loe Pilt (Rick Holmes), a legal
clerk and Rcdqan-rcvolulion conservative
who bids it behind a "pretend-happy" marriage.
But Joe's marriage crumbles onru his wife.
Harper (Kate Goehnng). confronts him, demanding to know the tmth
Harper has developed an addiction to
Valium She worries about the disappearance
ot the ozone layer and the broader future. But
more importantly, she longs for companionship - something Joe seems unwilling to pio-
vide
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tan y."
Joe never replies Instead, ht; turns around
md he goes for long walks, leaving Hnpn
.1 fine with her pills
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KushniT remains unbafN'-d. hi vvover He
feels that his soxuahtv - he s gav - is not only
important, but crucial 111 undoMlanding his
work Thus, Angels m Amrnnt: A Gay ranta-
siu on National Thames, like all good art, does
not exist in a social vacuum. Rather, it's a le-
fluction of the social circumstance:; under winch
it was created
At the core of the play lies the theme of salvation Roy Culm justifies his power and corruption with the idea that at least he was al
ways efficient He- hated Communists and ho
fought them, no matter what the consequences
even it inn.ii.eni people suffered (as in the
taseoflh. licscnbnigs) Efficiency, not jus-
tie» '"ame first fur K'-y .John
Walter, on the other hand, Innks for salvation by pjiTMinhnq liis own fears and arknowl-
■ <]<|m 1 his nn .takes Bv qomq Lack Id Prior, m
.■pit ■ f hi" llliiH.T Walter becoitvs a better
nun lit 1-ie.i net in.ittf.rlhat Prior rejects him )
I'lii- iii.hi.1" i I KuhIiii'T, huwevet. lies m
Pn'T.i ..ilv il'in Prior i« Juiii's thp idea of 1
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lii!.t begun "
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at the same time Also noteworthy is
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insanity who, much like (John, has a sense of
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have to do the rest
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September 12, 1995
September 12,1995
The Ubyssey • 7 sports
Varsity basketball coaches look at year ahead
by Scott Hayward
On the ice, on the courts, and
in the water, competition is fierce
as UBC athletes compete for the
chance to call themselves T-Birds.
Tryouts for varsity basketball,
ice hockey and swirrrming teams
began last week. Volleyball and
rowing team tryouts are scheduled to begin this week.
Women's Basketball
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at a young team with some talented new recruits. "We've got a
lot of really talented looking recruits coming in this year, and
younger players with a lot of potential," she said. The team has
only two players in their 4th or
5th year of ehgibility.
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Fifth year Kim Phipps should
show leadership on the inside.
"She's quite a mature basketball
player whose had a lot of different experiences,'' said Huband.
Third year Lori Kemp "had a
strong year last year, and I'll be
looking to her this year to have
equally as a good year or better,"
she said
The team also has some promising new faces. "We have a
brand new point guard [Lisa
Scharf] from Salmon Arm who
has got a lot of potential," Said
Huband. Lindsay Sidwell from
the North Shore and Jessica Mills
from Quebec both have the size
to become valuable assets to the
team.
"I think it's really going to be
a matter of how we gel and how
people fit together," predicted
Huband.
Men's Basketball
Bruce Enns has 10 players returning from last year's squad,
and they are the among 16 in the
hunt for spots on the varsity team
this year.
"I think our leadership is going to come from primarily two
UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO
WOMEN'S coach Deb Huband.
guys who were captains last year,
that's Kenny Morris and Mark
Tinholt," said Enns. He thinks
that second year player John
Dumont "has the makings of becoming one of the great players
in Canada."
Enns is also impressed with
some of the players coming out
of high school. He describes 6'7"
Joe Nichol from Abbotsford as
"kind of raw and inexperienced.
But he has got a tremendous heart
and a great work ethic and he's
UBC ATHLETICS FILE PHOTO
MEN'S coach Bruce Enns.
learning very, very fast. Obviously somebody with his size is
somebody we've been looking for
for quite a while," said Enns.
At the other end of the measuring tape is rookie Darcy
Deutcher from Prince of Wales
High School in Vancouver. Enns
predicts that he "is going to be
an excellent lead guard. He's going to be the kind of guy who can
penetrate tremendously quickly;
and as well, he has got a very
good shot."
Soccer players represent Canada
by Colin Pereira
UBC Thunderbirds formed
the nucleus of the soccer team
that represented Canada at the
World University Games in
Fukuoka, Japan.
The experience will prepare
the team to defend their Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) soccer crown, a tide
it has won in eight of the past
eleven seasons.
Under the stewardship of UBC
head coach Dick Mosher, the
Canadian team posted an 0-3-3
record, including a tie with the
Gold Medal winners fromjapan.
In its final first round game
against South Africa, Canada
came within three minutes of a
place in the quarter-finals, when
a late penalty goal cost the team
a 1-0 victory. Canada ended up
in the bottom half of the tournament, where they lost close games
to Brazil, Ireland, and the United
.Kingdom.
In spite of the somewhat disappointing results, Mosher was
pleased with his team's performance. "We did very well, probably
better than I had expected even
though our overall record didn't
quite show that."
"We were a little shorfhanded,
having to leave a few players with
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the Vancouver 86ers and the
Montreal Impact," said Mosher.
Midfielder Paul Dailly and
defencemen Nico Berg and John-
Paul Knecevic are playing with
the 86ers, while goalie Pat Onstad
is with the Impact.
"We also had a couple of injuries including [striker] Troy
Wood; Based on the players we
took, I think they did an outstanding job," said Mosher.
The Canadian team also had
the disadvantage of competing
against other more experienced
teams. Mosher cited the examples of the South Korean soccer
team, which had been training
together for two years before the
World University Games, and the
Iranian team, which had four
World Cup players. "In soccer,
it's a very big deal [for those countries] to win the thing, while the
philosophy ofthe CIAU seems to
be to send developmental teams
to the World University Games,
so that they can develop them for
Olympic level competition."
While Mosher was pleased by
the CIAU's support for his team
at the Games, he was critical of
the Canadian Soccer Association's lack of support. "We
weren't even allowed to wear
Canadian jerseys; we had to wear
UBC shirts. In our fund-raising,
none ofthe money came from the
CSA. Instead, we funded the trip
ourselves with some help from
the CIAU.
Nevertheless, Mosher still felt
that the experience was a positive
one for his squad. "It's the highest level [of competition] that
we've ever played, as we don't
often get the chance to play
against World Cup players, at any
level."
8 • The Ubyssey
September 12,1995 sports
SIOBHAN ROANTREE PHOTO
QUARTERBACK Adrian Rainbow cocked and ready to fire.
T-Birds beat SFU 29-7
(continued from page 1)
fumbled on its first possession.
SFU came back with a touchdown strike to Shawn Lee, but it
was called back on a holding penalty. SFU then turned the ball
back over to UBC on a Strachan
Hardey interception.
UBC opened the scoring at
3:08 of the second quarter
as Adrian
Rainbow
hooked up
with re-
c e i v e r
Andrew
English for
a 61 yard
touchdown
pass. The
Birds never
looked
back.
"English
gets open
all the time
and every
time I put
up the ball
[I know]
he's going
to come down with it," said Rainbow.
SFU's supportive fans fell silent as Grayson Shillingford electrified the stadium with a 73 yard
reverse for a TD at 8:51 of the
second. "I didn't get to play in '93
so playing and contributing to this
win makes it so sweet," he said.
"We can beat any secondary
we go up against. We have so
many weapons, English, Simon
[Beckow], myself, plus our tailbacks. We are a pretty confident
bunch."
UBC
SFU
Rushing:
Carries
33
28
Yards
186
67
Passing:
Attempts
30
24
Completed
22
13
Yards
251
171
Defence:
Sacks
4
0
Interceptions
2
2
Fumbles Rec.
2
3
English put UBC up 19-0 at the
end of the first half with a one
yard TD catch. Brad Yamaoka
missed two of three converts filling in for English, who had a sore
hamstring after Friday's practice.
In the second half, ineffective
SFU quarterback Trevor Martin
was replaced by former T-Bird
Ranjit Bawa. Early on, Rainbow
was picked
off by the
Clan's
Marshall
P a w a r ,
leading to a
five yard
TD run by
Bawa.
SFU was
smothered
by a strong
T-Bird defence that
held them
to only 238
total yards
of offence
on the
night. They
came close
to scoring in the third quarter on
a sideline pass to a wide open
Chuck Fortier on a third down
and 22 play. It would have been
a sure TD, but Fortier dropped
the ball.
Shillingford caught a spectacular 45 TD pass late in the third
quarter to put the Birds up by 19.
A 10 yard field goal by Ryan
McWhinney closed out the scoring at 29-7 late in the game.
The T-Birds head to Calgary
this Friday to play the 1-1 Dinosaurs at McMahon Stadium.
T-Birds named Shrum Bowl MVPs
by Wolf Depner
Saturday's Shrum Bowl featured stellar performances by
third year wide receiver Andrew
English and fourth year
linebacker Corey Bymoen.
"It feels really, really good,"
said an exuberant English after
being named offensive MVP on
the strength of ten receptions for
137 yards and two touchdowns.
He just about missed the Shrum
Bowl because of a suspected hamstring injury sustained during Friday's practice. "I'm pretty happy
I was able to play."
One concern going into the
game was how the Birds, espe
cially the offense, would adjust to
the American rules. Besides having a fourth down, less motion is
allowed by the offensive backfield
and receivers.
"The [first quarter] penalties
showed that they were still getting used to the game, but in the
second quarter we started opening it up in the air," said English.
"We have a good offensive package and if we execute it, no team
can defend it."
While English sparked the offense, fourth year linebacker and
defensive MVP Cory Bymoen
terrorized the SFU offense by
chasing down and sacking SFU
quarterbacks three times. He was
quick to credit the coaching staff.
"This is my fourth year, and this
is by far the best defensive
coaches that I have played for,"
he raved.
Unlike the offence, Bymoen
and co. were unphased by playing American rules. "I don't think
we really switched anything. We
made them adjust to us," he said.
"That has been our plan all year
and that's what is going to be."
Both players are already looking forward to next week's game
against the Calgary Dinosaurs.
"We'll celebrate this, but tomorrow it is Calgary," said English.
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH PHOTO
FIGHTS broke out between SFU and UBC fans before the game started. These two dancers left the prom early.
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campus knowledge with our brain-bending UBC quiz.
Give yourself one point for every correct answer!
1. The Pit is....
a) a small hole in the southeast corner of the SUB ex
tending 600 km beneath the earth's surface
b) what's left of a nine thousand pound peach joindy
developed by the Faculties of Botany and Nuclear Physics
c) the place where offerings are made to Molthar, the
great god of student loans and projectile vomit
d) a good spot to catch a flesh-eating venereal disease
and maybe have a beer or two
2. Doctor David Strangway is...
a) two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese...
b) capable of leaping massive student dissatisfaction in
a single bound
c) probably going to get upset at us poking some innocent fun at him
d) still re-paying his student loans
3. Tuum Est is Latin for...
a) it's yours
b) up yours
c) it was yours©
d) Die, freshman scum! Die!
4. UBC's mascot is...
a) a large fried chicken
b) the little man in David Strangway's pants
c) inflatable
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September 12,1995
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Jim ConJey ran down the mountain with his spear and magic helmet TU kill the
Vfowfeyl" he cried Junes Rowley rose horn his hole in the ground, curat well in
hand, and planted a sloppy smooch on him that drove Andy Barham and Waif Depner
mad with envy. Diana Stein came riding in on a great white horse, but her wig tell and
she turned on* to be Matt Thompson. Jenn Kno tawt she taw a Christine ftke, but Phil
Drosa was too busy boxing with the kangaroo named Steve Emery. Siobhan Roantree
scampered around the girders trying to save Alison Cole from sleepwalking to her
death. Darin Cbsby fluttered bis eyes at Sarah Gatashan: "Come wiz me, and we zhall
make ze drama mellow!* Mike Kitchen scoffed. "It's duck season!" "Rabbit season!"
disagreed Dan lencer. Scott Hayward was not fazed: "Sowwy, fewwas, I'm a
vegetawian." Suddenly, there stood Sarah O'Donttelk Ton do and 111 give you SUCH
a pinchT Sherry Fajrouharson was apoplectic with animated rage when Simon Rogers
drew as anvil over her head: "Who ith rethponthible for thith!?" Andy Ferris wagged
his finger at Peter T. Chattaway: "I say -1 say -1 say boy!* Federico Baharona went
looking for Acme Birdseed Chris Nuttall-Smith punched his head through the drum
and shouted, Th-th-th-that's all folks!"
Editors:
Coordinating Editor Siobhan Roantree
Copy Editor Sarah O'Donnell
News Editor Matt Thompson
Culture Editor: Peter T. Chattaway
Sports Editor: Scott Hayward
Acting Production Coordinator: Andy Ferris
d) a sweaty and dehydrated student in a tacky T-Bird
costume
5. The difference between "Wreck Beach" and
"Rec Fac" is	
a) You know what you're getting for $40 at Wreck Beach
b) The wrinkly old men staring at you at Wreck Beach
don't have a Doctorate degree
c) At Rec Fac, they've put their tools away
d) The drugs at Wreck Beach won't make your testicles shrink
6. The 432 is—
a) the square root of The 186624
b) the only way science students can remember how
to count backwards from five
c) a principal ingredient in campus hotdogs
d) the best damn budgie-poo absorber on the market!
7. The Village is...
a) sinking
b) the former home of the Y-M-C-A (everybody sing
along)
c) the future home of MacDonald's
d) home to a race of little blue creatures whose leader
lives in David Strangway's pants
8. B-lot is...
a) an Engineering prank
b) test site for Robosaurus, the massive car-munching
metal monster
c) the future   site of "Diamond Dave's Drive-In"
d) cheaper than a hotel
9. AMS stands for
a) Alma Mating Society
b) Athletically Mediocre Students
c) Alma Mater Society
d) Aaaaccckkk! Mommy! Stop!
10. The Ubyssey is...
a) struggling to fill editorial space
b) the biggest thing to come back since bell bottoms
c) the vilest rag west of Blanca
d) the second best damn budgie-poo absorber on the
market!
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Scores:
0-4: With the possible exception ofthe Board of Gov
ernors, you are the most misinformed person on campus. Return to the small corner ofthe world from whence you crawled
(assuming you can remember where the bus loop is) and carefully read every issue of The Ubyssey published in the last 75
years. How else are you going to figure out what's going on
around here?
5-7: Congratulations. You receive the Papa Brock
award. Come down to The Ubyssey and spread this knowledge
among the less fortunate. We're not a cult We just look like
one.
8-10: We bow before your campus knowledge even
though you probably cheated.
letters   ■
Ministry ignored
public
An open letter to Jackie
Pement, Minister of Transportation and Highways:
In your letter of August 1,1995,
you said that you might respond
to our concern regarding the maple trees on University Blvd.
Since the trees are being
chopped down and we haven't
heard from you, we can only
conclude that you have no interest in the public and that your
mind is already made up. It's a
mockery when project coordinator Kate Roach says she wants
to involve the public in choosing new trees to replace the ones
you've chopped down. This is
too late. Many ofthe felled trees
we've seen have some unhealthy
limbs but the trunks were basically healthy. This reconfirms
what many arborists have maintained, that the trees need to be
pruned but need not be chopped
own. It's like a patient with some
ailment who visits the doctor
and, instead ofthe doctor trying
to cure the patient, tells the patient to dig his grave.
Vincent Trasov
Trees have it
better elsewhere
I have been a supporter and
admirer of the New Democrat
party for over forty-five years. I
have admired the manner in
which the members have done
their homework and done it well!
I know have the temerity to question whether or not your committee headed by Kate Roach
has lived up to this standard.
Have they studied all the angles
before hewing down the silver
maples on University Boulevard? I wouldn't know because
I have still to receive your promised letter containing more detailed information. Information
which was to be supplied before
the trees came down. For instance has your committee considered the question of air pollution? How mature trees help to
keep that pollution at bay? Have
they studied the procedures
practiced by many of the great
cities ofthe world? London does
not permit the removal of the
plane trees and the "squares" are
protected by law. Why? Not just
to provide recreation and relaxation but to provide clean air. In
Berlin a permit is required in order to chop down a tree on your
own property. Your new saplings
will be several years before they
can do the job.I understand that
the widening of the road is under consideration. Has the committee considered taking a few
feet from the central boulevard?
As a resident of Vancouver I
would hope to receive answers
to these questions. Perhaps it is
possible to halt the further destruction of these trees.
Kathleen Trasov
Reformers
disagree with us!
We at the UBC Young Reformers Club disagree profoundly
with you Sept 6th editorial ("The
real threat to academic freedom"). Is it really a "right" to
have government to pick up 80%
ofthe tab for post-secondary education (PSE)? You complain of
fiscal costs to PSE, of tuition fee
increases, of universities dabbling in the free-market to raise
funds. You forget that Canada
faces a combined debt of over
$750 billion! How fast is our debt
growing? I spent three minutes
standing in front of the debt
clock, at Waterfront station. In
those three minutes, the debt
grew by $80,000! A sobering experience indeed. As for privatized student loans (which we
fully support, by the way), you
say the banks will soon decide
who goes to university. Nonsense. If a student can't afford
the $3,000 for (80% subsidized)
tuition, I have a suggestion: get
ajob! That's right, go to school
part-time, and work full time. It
may take longer, but there is no
"right" to be a full-time student,
courtesy ofthe taxpayers of B.C.
Political correctness is, however,
a real threat to academic freedom. The YRCUBC condemns
the Joan McEwen report on the
UBC Poli Sci department because ofthe report's radical feminist bias, its violation of principles of natural justice, and its
enormous cost and dubious necessity to the taxpayers of B.C.
What good is a university that is
well-funded, but is so repressive
that not real learning can take
place there? The YRCUBC believes that universities should be
privatized and allowed to compete on the private market for
students, in an atmosphere of
freedom and liberty. The market-forces for competition would
drive down the price of tuition
and create real affordability for
students, especially those from
poor families.
John Weintraub
Director of Communication
Young Reformers Club of
UBC
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10 • The Ubyssey September 12, 1995 TUbe Steak
not scary
So CUPE is afraid of Mr. Tube Steak
taking away business from the union
"AMS steamed over hot dogs", The Ubyssey, Wed. Sept. 6th, 1995)? Can the end
ofthe Worker's Paradise be far in sight?
Be Warned! The end is nigh; soon workers may have to work for minimum wage!
One has to ask, in all seriousness, why
CUPE is afraid of competition from a
small, single-employee enterprise such
as Mr. Tube Steak? We at the Young
Reformers Club know why: unions
thrive by shutting out competition. The
employees of Mr. Tube Steak have a
right to work, irrespective of how it challenges the Union's virtually stranglehold
over food-services employment at UBC.
We also ask ofthe AMS, the other party
involved in this bit of market monopolization idiocy, the following question:
Why are you afraid of Mr. Tube Steak?
Are you interested in the student's interests, or the union's interests? Had you
ever though that competition might actually make the various food outlets (including your own) work harder, thus
providing UBC students, staff, and faculty with better service? We doubt it; we
think you are interested in excellence
in power-mongering, not excellence in
food service provision. As a classical-liberal/libertarian oriented group of UBC
students, we believe that the right to
work is fundamental to a free society.
As such, we firmly stand behind the
rights of the employees of Mr. Tube
Steak to work on the UBC campus. In
closing, we urge that, if the AMS and
CUPE truly value the interests of the
UBC population, they will drop the
complaint against Mr. Tube Steak, and
seek to improve their own level of service-provision instead.
John Weintraub
Director of Communications,
Young Reformers of UBC
opinion
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The University of British Columbia
Department of Endodontics
The UBC Dental Clinic is
accepting patients for
ROOT CANAL
TREATMENT
Referrals should be sent in
writing to
The Faculty of Dentistry,
University of British Columbia,
2199 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3,
Attention: Shauna Singh.
Please include a periapical
radiograph of the involved tooth
for screening.
Further details of referral
can be obtained by
contacting Shauna Singh at
822-5668.
I have a problem. In fact, I have several problems but there is one that
renders all others meaningless.
It is love - no, that is too soft a word
to describe it.
. It is lust. Unbridled, maddening, loin-
wrenching passion that fills me, distracts
me and leaves me incapable of thinking of anything but the sound of your
voice.
I remember how we first rriet; a simple phone call to register for my courses
when suddenly I heard you speak. As
you told me that my first fee installment
was $831,1 knew I would never be the
same.
As I lie in my sweat-stained bed frantically pressing redial, I think of all those
who have kept me from you.
Heartless charlatans! They do not realize the passion we share, the ecstasy
which runs through me each time you
utter that most mysterious of syllables,
's.'
It is the sybilant cascade of this letter
that truly reveals your innermost desires. To hear you say "Slavonic Studies" or "Spanish" is to feel that for a moment you are here beside me, running
your fingers through-my registration
guide as my back arches in anticipation
of your carefully enunciated words.
I imagine the delicate lips, the forceful tongue which leaves me pound ...
pound ... pounding on the 'pound' key
until I collapse in a fit of desire.
Each night at eight o'clock the agony
begins again, as you abandon me to face
Freestyle:
Telereg Lust
by Phil Drosa
the night alone. I play back the recordings I have made of our time together
and write poetry for you as the moon
rises over the Point Grey horizon.
Soon my epic will be done: thirty-
thousand lines of dactylic hexameter
slavishly dedicated to the melody of
your voice. I have not yet decided on a
title, but am strongly considering Press
One for Mm Options...
Once, there was another who spoke
to me in a similar way, a voice guided
by angels which was ignored by all men
but me.
I would ride the Skytrain long into
the night only to hear her voice, so similar to your own, coquettishly ignoring
my moans of desire.
And I remember our final encounter,
standing naked before her at tike Scott
Road Station as she rode off into the
night and forgot about me as she had
forgotten so many others.
But do not worry my little pet-she
means nothing to me now. And as you
respond to my nimble fingers gliding
across the delicate keypad of my telephone, I know no one could ever replace you.
I do not worry about the $300,000 I
owe the university, nor the 700 courses
I am registered in, so long as I am able
to continue our conversations and fantasize about the glorious tones of your
voice, experiencing a joy few men will
ever know.
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September 12, 1995
The Ubyssey • 11 feature
Women's Conference: young women fight for change
by Carol McQueen
HUAIROU, CHINA (CUP) - A
bright half-moon hangs over the Non-
Govemmental Organizations (NGO)
Forum site in China. On a small stage,
an all-female band from France is
sending an acid-jazz tune into the
warm night air. In front, young
women from all over the world dance;
Indian saris brisde, sandals tread softly.
The number of young women at
the conference is impressive. The
presence of so many young women
here indicates their commitment to
change and to the advancement of
women in their respective countries,
as well as a dedication to enhancing
the credibility of youth worldwide.
Pat Payne sits on her huge camera
container as there are no other free
seats on the shuttle bus returning to
Beijing after the first day of the conference.
Although it's dark and rainy outside, her enthusiasm is soaring. A
masters student in multimedia installations performance at the University
of California at San Diego, she wants
to create a multimedia project based
on her experiences at Huairou.
But as a member of the Coalition
of Women of Colour, her priority is
the empowerment of her community
in the United States.
"There is going to be a Republican convention in San Diego when I
get back I need to find some kind of
strategy to be able to mobilize people, women and artists especially,
against this growing conservatism,"
she said.
She is worried that women of colour are not aware of their place in history, a phenomenon which contributes to their lack of empowerment
Payne argues that California's unfair
legal system perpetuates this situation.
Proposition 187, recendy passed by
the California legislature, denies children of illegal immigrants access to
health care and education.
However, according to Payne, the
state's prosperity is dependent upon
a domestic and agricultural workforce
made up of illegal aliens.
Payne also fears that California's
repeal of affirmative action legislation
will greatly reduce the number of
women of colour who attend university. "Universities will now become
predominantly white and Asian. Well
see a lot less female faces in university," she said.
Although Kalyani lives halfway
around the world in India, she too is
concerned with access to education
for females in her country.
"Lots of girls have to give up their
education in my country," she said.
"They are expected to look after their
siblings at home."
In fact, for every two and a half
hours a boy between the ages of six
and nine spends reading in India, a
girl the same age will look at her books
for less than half an hour.
'Vet, she spends twice as much time
as a boy doing household chores.
According to Kalyani, a young social worker, the resultant lack of education prevents women from escaping a caste system which treats them
like property to be sold to a future
spouse.
"Girls always grow up with the feeling that they are someone else's property," she said. Kalyani also pointed
out that girls, even if they do go to
school, receive absolutely no education about their bodies, preventing
them from caring adequately for
themselves.
Naveline Maria Baromeo from the
Dutch Antilles island of Curacao
wants to impart a new self-image to
the young women of her country.
As a single mother who left her
husband and returned to school de
spite the resistance of her society, she
deplores the machismo that dominates in her country.
"Men decide everything in my
country...they obtain the best jobs and
make a lot of money in the system,"
Baromeo said.
"Girls don't even possess the power
to make their own decisions."
Baromeo hopes that, based upon
what she has learned at the conference, she can teach the young women
of her country to be strong and say,
"No, I want to study, to have a good
job and to be able to take care of
myself."
Equal access to the economy and
to education is what preoccupies
Sadeka Hedaraly most As the special assistant to the Conseil Rsrmanent
de lajeunesse in Quebec, it is her job
to accumulate ideas from other countries that will best ensure the advancement of Quebec women.
Hedaraly believes that a woman's
right to enter the workforce without
disciimination has not been ensured.
"New social welfare programs that
facilitate the possibility for women
both to have children and work outside the home need to be created,"
she said, adding that properly subsidized daycare would be a start
Hedaraly is anxious to learn from
the Nordic countries, which she believes have implemented successful
policies enabling women to reach the
highest spheres of power and decision-making.
Although Japanese women, like
their European counterparts, are
amongst the best educated in the
world, they have not yet attained political power. The percentage of
elected positions they hold is only 2.7
per cent compared to 39.4 per cent
in Norway, a statistic Eriko Innami
laments.
"Women's status is still very low.
We are a developed nation. We have
all the education. Why are we so behind?" questions the 26-year-old representative for the Japanese Girl
Guides.
She blames her country's school
system for not providing any gender
education and perpetuating low self-
esteem among women.
Although these women span the
globe geographically and come from
different cultural backgrounds, they
all share the same thirst for change.
Having participated actively at the
NGO Forum, they are concerned that
their voice will not be heard at the
actual
UN conference where an official
action plan is being formulated.
"No youth were included in the
Japanese government delegation,"
Innami said. "I'm also not sure if the
UN is very supportive of us. Very few
young people are accredited to the
conference."
Hedaraly agrees. She says that
young women are not granted the
credibility they deserve. Often they
have not yet attained the positions of
prestige that would give them access
the conference.
Regardless, these young women
will return to their respective communities empowered and refreshed.
As Hedaraly confirmed: "The
young women of today are the people who are going to be the leaders of
tomorrow."
Race Across the Solar System • Bike Rodeo • Skeletons Plus • Election Stock Market • Can You Manage McFast Foods?
UBC IS OPENING ITS DOORS TO BRITISH COLUMBIANS THIS FALL!
UBC
OPEN HOUSE
It's An Odyssey of over 300 events in three days! Don't miss it!
Call for Volunteers
Participate and receive:
• a distinctive Open House T-shirt
• refreshments
• an exclusive invitation to
the post-Open House party
Be part of the event of the year! Sign up with a friend! Make new ones!
We're looking for 420 friendly and outgoing people who are proud and supportive of
their association with UBC. A variety of opportunities to work with the public are available. No experience is necessary. You'll get the inside scoop on Open House at our
orientation and training sessions. We need your help for only four to eight hours.
Interested? For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit us at the following locations:
• Sedgewick Library, September 11th to 15th, 11:30 - 1:30
• Student Union Building, September 11th to 22nd, 10:30 - 2:30
• AMS Volunteer Services, Room 100D, Student Union Building Supported by:
VOLUNTEER
VANCOUVER
SERVICES'
Enter the draw to win one of a growing list of prizes for volunteers only!   Prizes include:
•computer • software • Vancouver Grizzlies tickets • text books • movie tickets • gift certificates • dinners for two • UBC sweatshirts
Nitobe Japanese Garden • Creating Art and Music with Computers • Dunk-the-Dean • Traditional Healing Talks
12 • The Ubyssey
September 12, 1995

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