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WHAT A BACKHAND! Keeper Julian Phillips reaches for a shot on goal at Wednesday's
practice, nic fensom photo
by Laura Biue
The UBC men's soccer learn started its season with
a convincing win last night defeating Canada West
newcomers the Trinity Western University Spartans
The Thunderbirds, who finished second in
Canada West in 2000, have lost 11 of their 18 players since last season. Despite this setback, the team
anticipates a good season ahead.
"[We j lost a lot of players/ said Shawn Bobb, centre midfielder and team co-captain, "but I think a lot
of the younger players are pretty skilled, and with
some direction from us older players...well be a
force in Canada West, and I believe we can go all fee
way to nationals.*
"A lot of people are saying that [for] UBC it's a
transitionary year because we have such a big
turnover/ said head coach Mike Mosher. "just
because there's a lot of new players doesn't mean that
this team can't succeed and do very well this year."
The Thunderbirds' pre-season went well. The
team won the fourth annual Rasio Cup against SFU
2-0 on July 24, and has been training intensively in
preparation for the season. Practices have been
held almost daily since the players started their
training camp in mid-August.
Training's been good. Everybody gets along.
Everybody works for each other, Everybody's got a
hard work-ethic, so it's been going along well/
Bobb said.
."Ifs going to be a struggle I guess, just experience-wise/ said goalkeeper Julian. Phillips, "but
we've looked okay so far/
"We'll rely on raw talent and work ethic/ he added.
The Thunderbirds played their first game of the
season yesterday evening against the Trinity
Western Spartans, one of two new teams in tha CIS
Canada West conference. Details of the gams were
not available by press-time, bat players said before
the game that they were excited about the season-'
"[The Spartans are] gonna be motivated, so we
have to make sure we get the first goal, quiet down
the fans, get their emotions down/ said Bobb on
Tuesday. *At least [for] the first 20 minutes, [we
need toj make sure we play good defensively."
"They're gonna be super-hyped for the game,*
said Mosher. "I know that they're going to have a
helicopter dropping the game ball in."
But while the team has lost several players since
last season, several of the team's strongest defenders and veteran goalkeeper Julian Phillips are all
According to Mosher, players Aaron Richer, Rob
Hall, Lucas Serres and Graeme Poole will form the
Thunderbirds' back four. Of those. Richer, Hall and
Serres are all returning players. Richer, who was
named a 2000 Canada West All-star, will also co-captain the team with Bobb.
"I expect us lo be very difficult to score on with
those four defenders and with that goalkeeper/ said
"[Goalkeeper Julian Phillips] had an excellent
year last year. He let in the least number of goals-
had the lowest goals-against average—in the league,"
he said.
The team will also be looking for some fresh talent
on the pitch from two of the new first-year students.
*[Nlko MarcinaJ's sort of a small, yet very talented midfielder, and Steve Frazao, a forward...[who's]
got a lot of speed,...should cause defenders a lot of
trouble/ said Mosher.
"As a coach, I'm happy with the group that I've
got right now, and I'm very happy with what I've
seen/ he said.
The team plays its first home game of the season
this Sunday at Thunderbird Stadium against UVic.
Kick-off is at 2pm.
"That's a difficult environment," Mosher said,
"your opening home game against the nemesis-the
arch-rival—UVic* ♦ '- Page Fridav-the Ubvssev Magazine
Friday. September 14.2001
Manhattan falls
UBC grad watches the World Trade Centre collapse
 by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
Quiet that's how 2001 UBC graduate Mike
Warner described the streets of New York City
on Wednesday, the day after" two hijacked
planes ripped into Manhattan's World Trade
Centre and destroyed the twin towers.
"It's the quietest I've ever seen New York
City. It's the strangest thing. Quiet. Any noise,
really, is just the sound of the fire trucks and
all the police cars going up and down the
street in the zone/ he said.
When the World Trade Centre towers were hit on Tuesday, Warner-
last year's UBC Alma Mater Society
(AMS) vice-president, finance, and a
presidential candidate under the
Action Nude slate in January's AMS
elections—was working for Merrill
Lynch at the World Financial Centre,
directly across from the twin towers.
Warner's first half hour of work
on Tuesday was normal. He arrived
at about 8am, checked his e-mail, and started
work for the day.
"And that's when we heard this sound—it
was like something breaking the sound barrier," he explained. "I have a window just to my
right with a view of the twin towers, and we
just saw this huge explosion and fire coining
out of one of the towers."
workers continued working. They didn't think
it was serious. They thought it was an isolated
incident. It wasn't until the second plane hit
the tower that Warner and his colleagues
realised what was happening. -
"I just saw a glimpse of this huge plane hitting the building," said Warner. "The imprint
of the plane went straight through about six or
seven floors of steel and glass. It was...it was
just so disturbing, I can't even begin to
describe...People in my tower just started
screaming, and everybody knew it
wasn't an accident"
Warner and his co-workers started .to run out of their office building
and then calmly walked away.
Despite the flames, the falling
debris, the people jumping out of
buildings, which Warner was fortunate not to witness —and "despite
the fact that the two monolith towers
had this huge fire and gaping hole in
each side of the tower," there was an
incredible calm.
At about 9:40am, the towers began to collapse, something that Warner doubted anyone
"110 storeys of glass, people, debris, steel,
everything, just collapsed, straight down, in
the centre of Manhattan. This huge, brown
cloud just surrounded the entire city centre. It
Despite the explosion, Warner and his co-     was just disgusting," he said. "And a half hour
later the second one came down, and it happened all over again, and just the whole city
was just in absolute hysterics."
Warner went home that morning, a 20-
minute walk from where the twin towers once
stood. Twenty-four hours after the event, a
massive reminder of it still hung in the air.
"The cloud still surrounds Manhattan,"
said Warner on Wednesday afternoon. "I think
the most incredible thing is just to look at the
skyline now...New York is known for the twin
World Trade Centre towers...and now that
they're not on the skyline, it's like New York is
really missing something."
The people who caused this event took
away a symbol of wealth and freedom from
Americans, said Warner, but he believes people in the United States have the determination to put their country back together. He
said that although civilians were not allowed
into the zone surrounding the fallen towers to
help with rescue efforts, the way ordinary
people rallied to provide assistance was
"If you go to any blood bank, they're all
full," he said. "I went to donate yesterday and
today, and both of them said, 'No, we have
enough, it's okay,' which is remarkable."
Politicians and political scientists are
struggling to determine what Tuesday's
events will mean for the future, and Warner
said he has no idea what the ramifications of
the attack will be.
"I'm really not sure what's going to happen
next. I mean, people are forecasting world war
and everything else. I have no idea. I do know
that if a world war starts, that I'm right back to
Vancouver," he said.
"I'm "still traumatised, and I think the
majority of New Yorkers still are. I mean, I
woke up at three o'clock in the morning and
just started crying, and I'm not the kind of person who normally does that. It's just..it's
unbelievable what just happened."
According to UBC's student exchange
office there are no UBC students on
exchange, in New York City or in
Washington, DC-where the Pentagon was
also struck by a hijacked airplane on
Tuesday morning. Nor are there any students on exchange at UBC from these cities.
But there are international students from
those areas and students on co-op terms
there. There are also many people with family members and friends there, and many
people with close ties to the university, such
as recent graduates like Warner.
"UBC is an international community," a
broadcast e-mail sent to university staff, faculty and students late Tuesday began. "There
are as many as 400 US students currently
studying at UBC and there are students, faculty and staff who have been affected by these
horrible events." ♦
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Columbia students go back to class
by Ben Casselman
Columbia Daily Spectator
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THERE IS NOTHING ELSE: No matter which paper was being hawked,
all of them had the same thing inside and out. Sports is about athletes
not wanting to play. Business Is about how markets reacted to the loses
in NewYoik. Entertainment talks about how movies featuring airplanes
& bombs aren't going to run. Photo-spreads of explosions and rubble
abound. More mugs of Osama bin Laden than Aere ever thought possible crop out of the woodwork, ron nurwisah photo
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au-ord.np lo Vke-Pre>;i'lerit for Fir^.tips
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lo he<UiJi aer\ i.-ps to di>-t,i»s ihe po«sibip risk
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quite back to nora:al }v>-tenlay. The main 1 lrith
Street g.ite-i lerasined --hut, -ind Cvllrgp Walk
remained 'losed to vehirle-s for the becoml straight
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out of the otdiiuury to security ♦ A | Friday. September 14. 2001
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UBC students react
How did vcu react to the eve/its'of Tuesday?
Evan Campbell,
Commerce 2
77n yusi* sort1 of awestruck. It's
really surreal; the whole event-
it's just-l don't know, it's so
hard to describe, it's disastrous
on so many levels."
Christiana Boetzkes,
Science 3
"Surprise and fear. It reminded
me way too much of the Gulf
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Keith Pardee
Grad studies, botany
"I was sitting having breakfast
and a friend phoned me. I was
just blown away by the scale of
how terrible it was.Jjust can't
imagine what incenses people
to do stuff like that."
Tlell Elviss,
Science 5
"I couldn't believe it I thought it
was a farce, at first, but after
you watched it long enough you
realised every station was covering it"
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that's going on. It's far away
from us but it's just going to
affect everybody, because the
Americans view themselves
as such a safe place where
nothing bad could happen
and something terrible has
happened." Paoe Fridav-the Ubvssev Magazine
Friday. September 11 S«li| g
UBC students reel in shock
 by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
What reaction could there possibly be?
Four days after terrorists hijacked passenger planes and used them as missiles to
attack the twin World Trade Centre towers
and the Pentagon, people around the world
are still dealing with Tuesday's violence.
The events in New York and Washington,
DC, affected many people here at UBC. On
Tuesday, students crowded around televisions at home, at the Pit, at Pie R Squared—
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GLUED TO ANY TV: Students crowded every available television onTuesday. hywel tuscano photo
anywhere a TV could be found. ,
"It's just like one of those movies...the
world's attacked and someone blows up New
York/ said second-year Arts student Lauren
Mainland. "I didn't want to go to class 'cause
I wanted to keep watching it and see what's
going on."
Like a movie. Student after student who
watched the very real events on television
turned to scenes from Hollywood to describe
what they saw.
"It just seems like something out of a
movie or something," echoed sec-
nd-year environmental studies
-tudent Austin Spry. He said he
/as shocked by Tuesday's events,
Dut said that he wasn't disbelieving
when he heard the news.
"I kind of thought this was
expected," he said. "What surprised me was the escalation of the
Third-year economics/geography student Jason Hill agreed.
"I knew a terrorist attack or
something like that was inevitable,
but not to this magnitude," he said.
What should the university do
in the face of this event? In
Vancouver, Trinity Western
University cancelled classes, but at
SFU and UBC, school continued.
"We did discuss cancelling classes and decided that it was not
appropriate, but recognised that
some students would choose not to
attend," said Executive Coordinator,
Vice-President, Students, Byron
The vice-president, students',
office put out a broadcast e-mail on
Tuesday afternoon, providing information about counselling services
and resources for students, staff
and faculty members who may be
affected—directly or indirectly—by
Tuesday's attack. Hender said that
the university will continue to update their
website with information relating to the
UBC President Martha Piper also released
a statement at 1 lam, Tuesday morning.
"UBC mourns the tragedy of today's horrific events in the USA," she wrote. "Our
thoughts and prayers are with our students,
alumni, faculty and staff who have been personally affected by this disaster. Today, our
flag flies at half-mast."
Marianne Schroeder, coordinator of information services, student recruitment, information and advising, has been trying to provide information for students with family or
friends in the US.
"We've had several students who were
unable to contact loved ones in that area, so
we worked out some strategies for them/
she said, adding that in one case, the office
managed to file a missing person's report for
a student.
Cheryl Washburn, director of UBC's
counselling services, said that the counselling office guaranteed appointments for
students who wanted to speak to someone
about the terrorist attacks. She said they
had extended their hours until 7pm this
week, and will consider doing so again
today and next week, if needed.
"We've noticed that while we didn't have
a whole lot over and above the usual on
Tuesday itself, we started to notice more
students requesting assistance [Wednesday]
and we're noticing that appointments are
filling up today [Thursday]," she said.
Many students also wondered what the
attacks would mean to people in Vancouver.
"I think it's really hard to know what to
do," said Rebekah Eakin, a third-year Arts
student. "What part should we play as
"I've been trying to give blood and I
haven't been able to get to the clinic," said
Mainland. "I think they should set up a clinic
here at the university."
The Alma Mater Society (AMS) has plans
to organise a blood-donation drive in the next
few weeks, according to AMS President Erfan
Kazemi. Kazemi said that he had originally
hoped to hold something next week, but was
not able due to the large number of people in
Vancouver wishing to donate. He said, however, that the AMS will "definitely" do something before Remembrance Day.
At the AMS Council meeting on
Wednesday, business continued pretty much
as usual. Outside of the Council chambers, a
line-up for the Pit in the courtyard stretched
down the stairwell.
But the events of the day before were not
forgotten. At its meeting, the AMS discussed
the days to come and passed around sign-up
sheets for councillors to collect donations for
the Red Cross at the AMS Welcome Back
"People who are grieving, our thoughts
and prayers are with them," said Kazemi.
Kazemi said that he had heard a wide
range of responses to the tragedy from UBC
community members. Some had expressed
"a deep concern of a tragic loss," while others
said that they were "not necessarily grieving
for what happened."
Kazemi said that he was worried about the
possible "stereotyping of different cultures,"
that might take place in response to the terrorist attacks. He added that extra security
and St John's Ambulance would be on hand
at Friday's Welcome Back Barbecue. ♦
A memorial service at UBC organised by the vice-president, students,
office; the AMS; and the Graduate
Students Society will be held at
12:15pm, Tuesday, September 18,
at the Rose Garden flagpole.
Counsellors suggest ways to deal with grief
by Sarah MacNeill Morrison
After the events of Tuesday, UBC's
counselling services have extended
their hours to ensure that people in
grieving have somewhere to turn.
Director of Counselling Services
Cheryl Washburn explained that
reactions to this grief can include
physical symptoms—feeling more
tired than usual, headaches, upset
stomach, loss of appetite, tightness
in the chest, not feeling able to focus
or concentrate—as well as a broad
range of emotional experiences.
Washburn emphasised that people can experience none of these
symptoms, or a combination of several varied reactions.
"Some people get very highly
emotional, others get to the point
where they're not able to tolerate a
lot of stress or anxiety, or less tolerance than usual/ she said. "The
reactions are very variable depending upon the individual."
When events like Tuesday's occur,
there are many people who are
directly affected and who go through
more individual, instead of coHective,
suffering- Washburn says that UBC's
counselling services has been trying
to provide help for them. These
events also impact people in general,
and while Washburn said that in
these situations people can typically
turn to their community to deal with
this shock, she said that counselling
services are available to anyone who
feels that they need them.
"I think one of the things that
really does help is to be able to talk
to others at this time, and for a lot of
students it might not be that they
necessarily need counselling, but
it's so important to be able to connect with people and to talk with
people about this," she said.
"Counselling is always an option in
terms of more individual-specific
help. And particularly if they don't
feel like they're being able to connect with others right now, and not
being able to get the support that
they need from friends and family."
"In terms of what to do, I think
that it's really important to try to
carry on as much as possible with the
normal routine and take good care of
yourselves," Washburn advised students. "At the same time, if you're
finding that you're not able to focus,
that you're really not able to deal with
certain things, that to make sure that
you get the help that you need...the
important thing is to reach out"
Washburn said that it was important to try to talk things out as
opposed to using a substance like
alcohol or drugs.
"All it does is numb whatyou're going
through, and it's a lot healthier to reach
out and talk about what's going on"
She also said that people glued to
their TV sets should try to find a way
to balance their desire for knowledge about the events with dealing
with normal life.
"There's a real strong need for information, when something like this happens, and it's important to find ways of
meeting that need for information, but
at the same time with balancing that
out with carrying on with more of a normal routine. It's important, too." ♦
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UBC professors speak out on terrorist attack
 by Ai Lin Choo
Despite varying interpretations of the implications
of Tuesday's terrorist attack in the United States,
three political science professors agree that a re-
evaluation of US security and its vulnerability is
"There's nothing you can ever do to
make a free and open society invulnerable to this kind of attack," said Allen
Sens, a professor in international relations. "If a group is well funded, well
equipped and there are individuals who
are willing to die to fight for their cause,
no free and open society is ever secure.
We're never going to be invulnerable.
We were never invulnerable."
Sens described his immediate reaction as one of "shock, dismay and disgust." He said that the event challenged assumptions about preparedness and said that "the attack
was in many ways a traditional one in the sense
that it consisted of traditional methods and traditional motives."
He went on to say that while he does not think
that the US has acted in an inappropriate manner
thus far, he feels that it has been irresponsible of
some members of Congress to have been speaking
about retaliation so quickly. He accused them of
"feeding the notion of vengeance."
"I think there is some danger. I'm quite disappointed, but it's quite predictable that some communities in the US and the rest of the world have
been isolated and have had fingers pointed at
them. They're targets of the language of hate, the
language of intolerance, and the prejudice that
exist," he said.
"I wish they had done more to unite Americans
and prevent some of what's happening now. I wish
people would restrain themselves from pointing
fingers at the Middle East as we don't know who
perpetrated this yet," he said.
Political science professor Michael Wallace
agreed, but added that he has great fear that the
events will provoke a military response. He predicted some kind of attack on Afghanistan,
but warned that we should look to history
to see the devastating consequences that
military action could cause.
"The issue is that if the retaliation is
going to be made, it's got to be made
against the right people," said "Wallace.
"There's no point in bombing Kabul. Kabul
is full of poor people, none of whom have
anything to do with this. If they hit the
wrong people, it's going to backfire...You
mustn't forget that most of the people
involved with this, including bin Laden
himself, were trained and financed by the
Americans to fight the Russians in Afghanistan in
the first place. This is what the CIA calls blowback.
This is 'as you sow, so you shall be
Wallace, however, refused to speculate on who he thought was responsible
for the" attack.
But Brian Job, another international
relations professor, said that he believes
the perpetrators were affiliated with
Osama bin Laden. He said that the attack
had earmarks of bin Laden's organisation and cited the attack's sophistication
and international scope as examples of        WALLACE
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work of a network with a faiiiy sigtii&Cu.i* il
tic component to it. He also^akl that i..1 v.i i
be surprised if it turned out to be* a la-lv
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cult to track," he said.
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for the attack was very cle.i r
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Am«|ican history and will "clii-.Je the v.e. iji
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New York/Washington crisis    - Terrorists strike US landmarks
affeCtS people in transport Ottawa in "state of high alert
by Samantha Tse
The recent events in New York City and
Washington has caused devestating
problems for those working in the
transportation sector all over the US
and Canada, including those right here
in Vancouver.
Vancouver resident Fiona Chiu, a
flight attendant for Cathay Pacific
Airlines, flew to New York before the
attack, and is stranded in the city. She
was flying the Vancouver to New York
City route on Monday, September 10
,and stayed the night expecting to fly
back on Tuesday night. Due the attack,
Chiu and her fellow employees don't
know when they'll be able to leave New
'I'm really shocked and scared. I
didn't believe it at first. I was sleeping
and my colleague called me around ten
to tell me that the World Trade Centre
was under attack. I turned on the TV
and saw the World Trade Centre crumble. I could see the smoke from here,"
says Chiu.
"I just really want to come home," she
said. "There's so much uncertainty and
tension I don't feel safe in New York."
For Chiu, this experience was also a
close call. Cathay Pacific Airlines
recently changed its hotel arrangements. Previously, when she flew the
Vancouver-New York City route, Chiu
stayed in a hotel on the same street as
the World Trade Centre. That hotel is
no longer standing.
After this incident, Chiu and her colleagues discussed the possibility of
changing occupations. Although frightened, she decided against it because
she still enjoys her job. She will, however, restrict herself to flying only to
The Federal Aviation Association's
(FAA) decision to ground all American
flights and re-route incoming flights to
Canadian Airports has also had a dramatic impact on Vancouver.
Due to the hundreds of extra passengers stranded in Vancouver, hotels
surrounding the airport are completely
full. Cindy Wong, a front-desk agent at
the Richmond Travelodge, said that the
frenzy is almost unbearable.
"The same people keep checking in
and out of the hotel. They go to the airport to try their luck only to come back
to here because their flight has been
cancelled," said a very tired Wong.
"Guests keep demanding to know
what's happening at the airport but we
don't know. The guests are all quite
upset and irate."
Vancouver residents leaving the city
have had problems too. UBC history
student, Jennifer Wilson, decided to
take this semester off to travel, and was
supposed to fly to Southeast Asia on
Tuesday. Her flight was cancelled, but
Wilson still wants to fly. Her trip has
been rescheduled for tomorrow. If it is
cancelled again, she will keep trying
until she gets on.
"I'm still going on with my trip
because if we had left, we would have
already been there and be dealing with
it. It doesn't make a difference where I
am," says Wilson.
Wilson's original flight was supposed to fry to Los Angeles, then to
Bangkok. She was then going to backpack around Southeast Asia. "I'm not
scared because they aren't really targeting western USA or Asia so I don't
see why that should stop me," said
Wilson. "Yes, this is history in the making, but history is best understood
when reflected." ♦ ■ - .     :-,'«.   ^   »
by Mark Greenan
Ottawa Bureau Chief
OTTAWA (CUP)-In what is considered to be the deadliest terrorist attack in North American history, key
US landmarks—New York's World Trade Centre and
the Pentagon—were struck by hijacked planes in the
early hours of Tuesday morning.
In a scene seemingly pulled from a Hollywood
action movie, the 110-story north tower of the World
Trade Centre in downtown Manhattan was stuck by a
Boeing 767 passenger jet just before 9 am Shortly
afterwards, another jet struck the neighbouring
south tower.
The impact and heat of the crashes eventually
sent both towers crumbling to the ground, coating
the city in ashes and dust.
About 30 minutes after the second crash in New
York, a plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon,
the Arlington, Virginia headquarters of the US
Department of Defense. Into the afternoon, flames
were still burning in the massive five-sided office
Finally, a fourth plane crashed - in Western
Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.. ■ ' •
Prime Minister Jean Chretien expressed sympathy for the victims and their families and denounced
the perpetrators of the attacks.'' - ■ ' • ! 1' Y : -
t -■ 'There can be no cause or grievance that 'could
ever justify such unspeakable violence," he said.
"Indeed, such an attack is an assault not only on the
targets but an offense against the freedom and rights
of all civilised nations."
At the World Trade Centre, 11 survivors have
been accounted for and 94 confirmed dead. There
are rising fears of the size of the final number of
dead, with some estimates as high as 20,000. At the
Pentagon, it is estimated that 190 people have died
due to the attack.
In the nation's capital, officials with the city of
Ottawa, while carefully avoiding the term "emergency* declared a "state of high alert."
"We want to assure the citizens of Ottawa that
there is no reason to declare a state of emergency,"
• said Ottawa Police Chief Vince Bevan. "There is noth-
:ing which indicates any imminent threat to the citizens of Ottawa."
■Shortly after the US attacks, senior city officials
established an emergency command post at Ottawa
' City Hall to coordinate efforts to deal with security
concerns. According to Bevan, police presence in the
downtown core was doubled. , .
i. Canadian Alliance MP Peter Goldring said the
Canadian government was severely underestimating
the potential threat in the capital. ...
■ "This is the number one political institution in
- Canada," he said. "This could be the number one tar-
- 'get outside of the United States.";* -
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International students ask AMS for support
Students protest lack of consultation
by Ai Lin Choo
HOME AWAY FROM HOME: International students going to UBC
wonder why their tuition is increasing, nic fensom photo
International students who were dissatisfied with consultation over a
proposed increase in international
student tuition fees pleaded their
case to the Alma Mater Society
(AMS) at its Council meeting
Wednesday night.
Rajin Jhangiani and Anoop
Shankar, both international students, asked the AMS for support
and representation. They, and other
international students, had only
been informed earlier that day of
the proposed tuition increase. The
issue goes to the Board of Governors
(BoG) committee today and will be
disucussed at today's meeting.
International students met with
Vice-President Academic and
Provost Neil Guppy at the
International House at 11:30am on
Wednesday. Students were
informed about the tuition fee hike
and were then asked for feedback
and told to contact BoG student representatives if they had any
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and {Neil Guppy] tells us today that
the meeting of the BoG, where our
feedback is going to be presented, is
two days from now,* said Jhangiani
after the international student consultation meeting.
"Futhermore our only representatives who are to be at that meeting
[the BoG student representatives]
are not even at this meeting/ said
Jhangiani. "So this leaves us with a
day and a half to try and understand
what they're presenting to us, present our case against it and actually
track down these two Canadian students and get them to actually
understand our case. For them to
expect us to do this in a day and a
half is a totally one-sided biased
At the meeting, Guppy said that
while he realised students weren't
being given much time to digest the
proposed changes, students had to
understand that the timeline was
"I will take some comments from
this meeting today and report it to
the BoG on Friday," assured Guppy.
Guppy also sympathised with students and said that he understood
the frustrations of students who only
learned about the proposed tuition
increases one week after school
In a committee meeting today,
the BoG will be discussing a proposal to increase international undergraduate tuition fees by 12 per cent.
Last week, the Ubyssey reported that
international tuition fees would rise
by five per cent. AMS President
Erfan Kazemi said that he had been
mistaken and apologised for the
Kazemi said that he was pleased
international students had brought
their concerns to Wednesday's AMS
Council meeting and that he disagreed with the way international
students had been consulted.
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Tieg Martin, one of the student
representatives to the BoG,
explained that student consultation
was probably held this late as most
international students only arrive at
UBC in late August or early
"It probably would have been
inappropriate to hold a meeting during the first week of school," Martin
At the Council meeting,
Jhangiani and Shankar asked the
AMS to pressure the BoG to table the
proposal, postponing a decision to a
later meeting. They said that if student consultation was to be significant in making the decision, international students would need more
time to contemplate the issue and
take a stance.
But Maryann Adamec, the second BoG student representative,
said that students need not be too
concerned as it is unlikely that the
proposal will pass the committee
stage today.
"The committee has to look at the
issue before it even goes on the BoG
agenda," she said. "But by no means
am I trying to make an excuse for
the pitiful consultation that took
place [on Wednesday]."
Martin also said that he would
ensure the 12 per cent increase was
warranted. He said that he would
make sure that international • students were not being overcharged or
treated unfairly. He added, however,
that he would be opposed to any student proposal that would change the
policy requiring international students to pay for the full cost of their
"I want to make it clear.. .that I will
not press for fees on a undergraduate
level for anything other than a full-
cost recovery," he said.
Both Skankar and Jhangiani
expressed confidence that the AMS
will support them in raising awareness about the proposal and ensuring
that the university does not act without due consultation. They said that
they were relieved and grateful that
the AMS had heard their concerns.**
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asked For student-tea money to be
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Bank of Canada might also see delays as these banks rely on air transport.
Students can expect to receive their loan payments one to three days late.
A representative from UBC Awards and Financial Aid, however, said that
BC students who applied for a loaa before June 30 automatically get their
tuition payment deferred until October 7. He also said that almost any student who asks for a deferral until October 7 will be granted one.
"Anyone who dhows up at our counter asking for a deferral, we will grant
.them a delerr&L-in the first couple weeks of classes anyways," he said.
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until Sept 16
Kazoo! 7 plays from high to low with a charming and
pointed style that wobbles only enough to remind you
that you're watching a company of sketch comedians.
The Seattle group brings us a blend of roaring absurdity
and ripping satire.
Catching the audience off guard from the start, the
show begins unexpectedly with a cell phone ringing right
before the lights dim From that point forward, the company zips through skits of the "Heterosexual Male
Interior Decorator," an "Earth Mother Beer commercial,"
and on to an unceasing range of modern concerns.
Brian "Winlar" Wennerlind is credited as the author
of the skits. His writing is polished and scathing, and yet
leaves room for input from the entire company. All five
performers are precise and professional, keeping the
evening flowing from sketch to sketch. Their comic chops
keep the material fresh, while blending song, skits, and
an amazing and very funny feat involving reciting the
poem 'Jabberwocky" while catching hurled grapes.
While the show is listed as suitable for 14+, the company thoughtfully splits the performance in two, giving
those with sensitive ears and coddled sensibilities the
option to flee the building before the skits get raunchy.
The raunch is full, of slang, coarse language and the
required amounts of dirt, but it's nothing too racy.
Kazoo! 7is worthy of anyone's attention as an evening
of entertainment and, despite the entirely American perspective, their politics are also keenly engaging. If you
enjoyed the exhilarating, absurd feeling of blowing on a
kazoo as a kid, then this show is a must see. ♦
-Martin Schobel
at the Fringe Festival—Venue 7
until Sept 16
No matter how different they may
seem, plays, novels and even the
latest Hollywood $200-million-
special-effects flicks are all trying
to do one thing: tell a story. Storytelling is the most basic form of
entertainment and expression
that we have.
It's a form of entertainment
that has not disappeared, but
become more elaborate in modern times. But once in a while we
are treated to storytelling in its
simplest forms—just one man
and his words.
Erik De Waal is a South
African dramatic artist, actor,
writer and, above all, story-teller.
This becomes obvious after
watching a couple of minutes of
his moving work, Thandweni:
where the ghosts scream.
In the work, De Waal weaves
three traditional South African
stories together into a tale of
love—pure, unrequited and lost.
He tells the story of an orphan
boy in love with the daughter of
the village chief. The orphan
likens his love to that in a tale of
a hunter who loves the elusive
daughter of the moon, and compares that story to another, which
is about love between a man in
this world and a woman who
lives in an underwater world. The
heart-breaking stories are
weaved together, and become
hypnotic with De Waal's strong
delivery and presence.
With minimal lighting and
with no props or costumes, De
Waal is able to create a world
filled with complex and rich characters. Using only his voice and a
lush and evocative script, he
transports us to an imaginary
and primal Africa.
But these are not African stories alone. They are universal
and follow myths shared by all
cultures. The stories in
Thandweni—stories of desperate
and intense love—are also those
of Orpheus, Daphne and many
Perhaps this is why I found
myself incredibly touched by
Thandweni. In the production De
Waal reminds us that the things
he is saying are "just stories" and
therefore can't hurt us. But as De
Waal knows, stories often do
move us, and more importantly,
remind us that we are human. ♦
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Ron Nurwisah
Scott Bardsiey
Julia Christensen
Laura Blue
Nic Fensom
Hywel Tuscano
Graeme Worthy
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Here's a new one. Duncan McHugh was startled when
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Bardsley's picture in his wallet, and Julia Christensen's
voice running through his head. But it wasn't as much
of a shock as when he said that he was carrying Sarah
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operation, Graeme Worthy had arranged for the doctors
and .hospital in Tel Aviv, and Alicia Miller had fronted
for the flight. Stop.
Everything reminds me of Tuesday. Laura Blue, she
reminds me of Tuesday. Ron Nurwisah, Nic Fensom,
Martin Schobel, Samantha Tse, they all remind me of
Tuesday. I can't stop seeing pictures of airplanes slamming into buildings. Sorry Alex Bustos, yer name isn't
going to be in the funnytext, nor is Marta Bashovski's or
Jesse Marchand's. I just don't have it in me today. So
here are the rest Jeff Fung, Adrian Burrus, Phoebe
Wang, Michelle Rosa, Kat Siddle. Fuck this planet
Canada Po«t Soto* Ayesmint Number 0732141
A time for peace
"This will be a monumental struggle of good versus evil, but good will prevail," said a stern US
President George W. Bush on Tuesday.
And that's exactly what Tuesday's attack on
the World Trade Centre was: evil. The civilian,
death toll of the attack is still unknown, and the
terror from the coordinated hijackings of four
passenger planes, the suicide attacks, the
destruction of American symbols, and the desperate people jumping from the 110-storey twin
towers is immeasurable.
This week's events have been tragic, but an
issue of good versus evil? The victims of a
tragedy do not automatically become good. And
more importantly, tragedy is not automatic justification for revenge.
There are already reports of Muslims being
targeted around the world. People are setting
lire to mosques in Ontario and Quebec, assaulting a Moroccan gas-station attendant in Illinois,
throwing Molotov cocktails at an Islamic Society
centre in Texas, and throwing stones at a school
bus full of Muslim children in Australia.
This is not a time for vengeance. It's easy to
be outraged, to speculate, to hate, and to leap up
and talk about how to "hunt down and punish
those responsible," as President Bush vowed the
US will do.
' Instead, this is the time for inquiry. We need
to know who is responsible for these horrific
attacks, rather than assume our status as victims
is synonymous with good. There is no justification for persecution. And there is no reason
good enough to legitimise the perpetuation of
violence and hate.
The racist attacks that occurred this week are
abhorrent. Think for a moment how much
worse this will be if the United States government retaliates blindly, and violently. To insist
on "justice" now, before we've had time to
absorb the events of this past week and to find
some solid answers, is to insist upon retaliation
against an unclear enemy and to justify the ensuing hysteria.
Probably every country in the world has, at
one time or another, done something reprehen
sible, and the United States has undoubtedly
committed more than its fair share of atrocities.
The US deserves our sympathy as it deals with
this devastating tragedy, but it is not the moral
leader of the world as it so often claims to be. It
does not deserve our support in retaliation.
Now is not the time for justice through
vengeance. Now is the time for grieving, for
understanding, and for rebuilding. The kindness
that so many people have shown to one another
this week is incredible. Blood banks are full,
people stranded at airports are housed and fed,
and the people of New York and Washington
have the sympathy and tears of millions. The
world has shown tremendous compassion in the
last three days, and has given us so much cause
- for hope. To throw everything out the window
now in the name of vengeance would indeed be
a tragedy. .    -
Perhaps President Bush needs to be
reminded of this: the evil we have already
seen, but we must all work together to ensure
that good prevails. ♦
An invitation:
ask yourself
Why is it that a sudden catastrophe
can arouse such strong feelings of
disbelief, despair and fear, when
many other acts of injustice occur
in a regular and insidious fashion
throughout the world? Why are we
not more shocked by the ongoing
destruction of the human spirit in
countries too numerous to mention? Have we become so numb to
the millions, if not billions, of people suffering on a daily basis that it
actually takes an extreme act of violence to wake us up?
Like for Christmas, why do we
save all our charity and good will
for one day of the year? Why not
infuse our lives with the attributes
of generosity, compassion and
empowerment every day? Are you
aware of the fact that there are tens
of thousands around .the world
working towards peace, equality
and tolerance—whether they are a
part of a medical, governmental,
religious or artistic community? Do
you believe that the majority of
human beings just want to get on
with the daily joy of living, with all
basic needs met? Do you believe it
is possible, given the numbers in
favour of world peace, to stop the
cycle of revenge, scapegoating and
pointing the finger? And if so, how
are you prepared to contribute in
your own unique way?
And finally, how is it that certain
countries can propagate an image
of freedom and justice in the media
while at the same time perpetrate
economic and political injustices
throughout the globe? How is it possible to turn a blind eye to one's
own acts of brutality at home and
abroad and say that there are others committing acts far worse? If
talk is cheap and actions speak
louder than words, what does this
tell you about the values of those we
grant decision-making power to?
True evil lies in the failure to
take personal responsibility for
one's own darkness and pain; magnify this by millions and you have a
culture that is basically lopsided
and dangerous. It is a mind trap we
can and do all fall, into, personally
and nationally, throughout the
globe. Ask yourself: would you cast
the first stone?
^■Una Bachinski
Vancouver artist
USA tragedy:
a Vancouver
When the phone rang Tuesday
morning, I instantly woke up and
thought someone had died. My girlfriend's mother, like many people
across the world, had phoned to
share the news that the World
Trade Centre and the Pentagon had
been attacked. My girlfriend's staggered words, "Oh., .my.. .God,"
burned a pit in my stomach and I
instantly conjured up images of
family members being killed in a
horrible car crash. The radio alarm
went off next and the news anchor
began describing what was actually
occurring. I moved to the television
set and watched President Bush's
reaction to the bombings.
One moment he .was casually
helping elementary school children
with their reading, and the next, he
was told by his advisor that freedom itself had been attacked.
Understandably, Bush was silently
lost for a moment. He gazed off
innocently into space and nodded
in disbelief beside a scrum of hungry reporters.
And this is how I felt, too. My
girlfriend turned to me, and I
couldn't comfort her. I called my
father, but he was lost for words.
The news anchors and religious
officials were shocked, and even
the president pf the supposed 'free
world' was jolted for that brief
moment by what he heard.
When the people I look up to are
scared, when the nations that are
supposed to have the answers don't
know, it's then that I truly feel
afraid. I went through the rest of
day wondering if there would be
another war and compared the
astonishing turn of events to Pearl
Harbour: blaming national security, speculation about forewarnings,
questions regarding isolationist
practices and sparse reminders to
avoid racial assumptions.
I sat there on my couch half-conscious and slowly became numb to
the countless angles of suicide
plane crashes and hand-held video
camera perspectives. I had to go to
sleep again to escape the horror. It
was a day I awoke from a dream
but descended into a nightmare.
—Adrian J. Burrus
2001 Malaspina University
College grad Page Friday—the Ubvssev Magazine
Friday. September 14.2001
Re: How's Everything?
by John Zaozirny
Received Tuesday, September 11
NEW YORK—It's very strange out here...obviously...I can't really think of any great words or sentences to sum it up. It's all
we've been talking about all day and I'm just worn out. I went
to bed very late last night [reading and writing), thinking I
could sleep in to make up for it...I was pretty mistaken.
I was sort of awake before the second plane crash, I'm not
sure why. I think it was the traffic outside that was honking
incessantly or it could have been the first crash registered. But
the second plane crash really woke me up. I felt, I just can't
describe it It was like the top of the building blew off. An explosion very, very close by. I walked out of. m^ mom, bopipgjiy
roommate Sebastian was still home...h$ |fas. S%d felt it too,Y
which made me happy, since I always iejem toIsjB&rand feel
phantom noises. I didn't know what it w?4&i,fepfe4fosstruc- -
tion or something, so I went back to sleejpibr a little Sit
About this point, my mom called frogtyancouvetf Jo tell ua
to watch the news. Sebastian and I proceeded to watch it afron-'
our TV set and stare out at the traffic outeif^. Eventing \vas
totally jammed, but soon enough everyohe~stoj5ped hohkrrigY I *
guess they found out why.
I had a shower then. I wanted to get outside and get a look
at what was going on. Sebastian was on the phone with his family, but once the first tower collapsed, we tried to get outside to
check it out It seems like a stupid idea now, but I guess it was
some journalistic impulse in me. I remember being really frustrated at all the UBC film students who never documented the
APEC events that were going on 20 feet from their school. So...
Anyhow, we took the elevator but weren't allowed to the
lobby. The building had been closed off. When we got back to
our room, dust had drifted in and totally covered the downtown area. It was a dusk-like scene outside, with little light penetrating. Eventually it cleared and I took some photos with my
telephoto lens (my 35mm chose this exact day to jam) of people walking 20 abreast down the FDR Highway and the cars
jammed and the police everywhere. At this point, the second
tower collapsed. A little later, the residence advisors came and
told us to exit the building. Sebastian and I grabbed some
things. I took a book and glasses, and exited. Things for a short-
term leave. I didn't think we'd be gone for long. We took the
stairs with everyone and it was a pretty calm affair.
We exited onto the street and ash was coming down on
everything. Cars were covered, making it look like Pompeii. We
walked up Water Street and through Chinatown. Once we got to
Chinatown, we could pretty much choose our own route.
Things below Canal Street or so were shut down. Crazily,
Chinatown continued as normal: people handing out flyers and
hawking bootleg CDs. We got to a certain point in Chinatown,
the entrance plaza, and the entire crowd was just stopped and
staring back at the city. The World Trade Centre which had so
long dominated the skyline was just...gone. Just a big cloud of
dust It's just been impossible for me to process.
Sebastian and I continued up to Houston, at which point I
bought an instamatic and walked back down, with him, to take
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At Tisch, I instantly ran into a lot of my friends, most of
whom I hadn't seen since I'd gotten back. At one point, I was
with around seven or eight people from my first class at NYU,
the people who I'm closest to here...very strange timing. In the
common room, they'd set up a TV and people were wordlessly
watching. Some were mad, some were crying, most were
stunned. Glued to the latest scrap of information.
The whole group of us hung around for a long while, with
people heading off to try pay phones and attempt to send e-
mails out. Everyone was very concerned with telling their parents they were okay. I'd spoken to my mom right before I left,
although I hadn't known I was being evacuated then, so I figured things were okay.
After a while, we decided to head to one of our places that
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wasn't in the cordoned-off area. Mostly crowds were heading
away from downtown, north. We followed that for awhile, hitting a few friend's places. I ended up staying at my friend Ben's
apartment There I finally settled down. Ben and one roommate had gone to donate blood, which I can't do (hepatitis), but
at that point they were turning people away from the blood
bank. And there was nothing to do. That was one of the biggest
problems I think. New York is a city of motion. Impotence and
a lack of motion, being constricted, are driving people crazy.
The rest of the day was news conferences and updates. We
had hot dogs for dinner, not far off from my usual meal. I had
a pastrami sandwich in between, at a restaurant where everything seemed totally normal.
The talk here is of a possible "war." Who did what why, and
what'sagging oig#h|§t;^^leas right now. Well...I have ideas,
bf||l d||gt wanjjjb Sd with them. I caught a little sleep a few
Jo the realisation of what really happened
;hing |t-dn TV dulled the fact that it was all just
front tie, dulled the fact that it happened to MY
in M^ftife. That sounds perhaps selfish, but the
t it affeMed sriy life still hasn't totally hit. I mean,
S doesn't se em real All jye seemed to be able to discuss at some
point'sY to getaway from tlie awful reality, was how this resembled certain movies. But it's far worse. That's just unbelievable.
I don't know what's going to happen. I don't care to guess at the
moment People don't know how to deal and the city is frighten-
ingly quiet except for sirens and jets. A friend saw stealth bombers
headed over the city towards Europe. I think Afghanistan is already
in flames. I really don't know. I'm not sure I can absorb it all
Ben and I are going to try and walk the streets tonight to get
away from this stultifying apartment Everytmng seems calm.
But things keep mounting in the news. There's a buzz of frightened anticipation. I know all my close friends here are safe, so
I'm very thankful for that What the future holds or where I'll be
tommorow, I don't know. I can stay here as long I need, so that's
very comforting,
I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and those they
love today. The world has changed, and for once that doesn't
seem hyperbole. It's amazing how...well...things just happen.
And then...I don't know...you don't know what to expect next«>
—John Zaozirny is a film student at New York University and
is a former Ubyssey culture editor.
Voices from the community
Made'ame Maclvor, Associate Director of
the UBC First Nations House of Learning
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the peopl-1 aifrned. Disbelief *n:i sho- k [w-.-? my ini!i:J
rest tion]. At the House of tearing, [the mood] Cuctu-
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Or Marcia  Trew, Director of the USC Women's
Students' Office
Ter?<->ri>-iri is like everything >'jKe, pil of these artiti-
r'ul border;-, ue tiraw a. rows trip world don't rea-ly mat-
li-r her-iu-w everything t<->u<hp& everyone... We haw to
find -l ••% iv to tod violence as away of PApresjr.i:.g feelings or a? d way of lr>nu^ U? re^lv^ <'«inilic.9 Some
pe.>pie have- Used i&e word 'evjl' I d^n'l know .ibout
that but! ihmk thttf* ss cert'taJy an iosmity md i -h:afc
that really needs to be addressed fees&ise no'hin^ is
resolved Hkf ths* ,$his is only pain. And I think it just
promote* ouirage en oilier pM$fer? parte, so w» meet
the danger of going m a c&wrwa«i i-pfra!. The one
mes-v-* ■■= fhs* *ha violence «es<is to stop", it's just «oi
♦giing auy«h?re
Dr 8od Wilson, frostede£8eg&& College
I dunk tlie shod* ^\&e'wTt*edil«&'..,rI.'itarfi at the
news was what struck-file iijBM^tHat *>Uraiige Combination of £.d<lB&& _nef and^SJjga?, ail siixed into r,na
which normal!?: %&$&&>& ai& xldnd of nmab feel*
'i-g .Fur m? I ,'ikjw from a -olitruy ipnsp af grief *o
:n(-re of d corporate »enpe of ih-iL.tiial I wa*-a'l aione,
Lhat the-rt1 ••* aom<» j-*-"'1ktarity not only vs uft jjeopie tn
N'ei\ \ork an-i VVn-.!i,ngtun, but tvith :he peopla bvre . I
send out prvyer for wi$di»m for iio\«?rni:ient leader?
psrlicuiariv FrPS-i-Ji-rit Bush Also, prayor Ajr the dnl-
djen, for the ofph:-.na', for the anguish that lots of tittle
ki<is wf rit through \v--tcnl i\; -ill '■lie parents: tfast were
kiilsil .-iffsEV'f.-r for c oi.nge and ctren^Ji for ail of the
s'ippc-ft wprkf-fb, medical .ind otlii-.wise. They'rpgoi«g
•Jii'o.igh a je,il horror right now I mrsm, it w a horniic
\ i'jjlertjHy, but 1 think Ihe horror pt'rpahmjM for people
indefini'e^'. I pray for sticngih for them. Wo also
prayed for chv-rrhvs in Ww York and the pastors, and
for ipadtrs at^j^s -ill rei^iyas persuasions who woeld
hiw au iinjuct >ra Ui3tit>siur;unity.
Gabriel Meranda, Chaplain at Hii'.el House
There's a general numb frHiiig Irom. t?V6ij«Qia»,
We've had a. nunibor of pers!>adi i-our^cwHirig -sessions.
it's a difixTilt tuns right now ind we're fcytfig toaGStiw
i»ense of it There's! a lot of talk about a rail &r cahuiug.
This is a horrible un:«iecJ, but is an alldti jjoinfi to-,
solve anything? In liiS; whole g.eo polific^ scheme df"
Cungs. we're definitely q~iU> numb from lh«? whole
' tlii&g, coasidering "*h&'s been going on ia Jsntel &?'
t U« last year. This is., tlus is huge. Ws're ntXfke pame.
. pa^i^e we *s^e 48 hours ^o. "% !
'"-Hm tes&Otmth Prin&pzt at me Vancouver School «f
'-Ve are in s^hock <Mid ^nef, ^nd cme coa\f-is.i-
tio'is will Lv halting We w.H r;xperien>*s i: fuish i:u\
rage a'id g.uii; hu-4e\ er, we rio lirjd uwrs^Uv* <JbJa lo
tjJk a 5iUle dud to rail Lipoti iht- v^iies 'Jiat infunn
o^r oairnge. We are able to detent ind open r.urs.'li es
to 'Hir rfouries yf support, 'intl we mur-t crinlinue to
phre nurselve-s 'n God's care lor healing :;nd aIso for
direr tion. '.Ve pray with the mulliplkily of \okes and
prayers tliat we v,.ited -mrl l<=ft uj,\ujred, both In
«Kip»-l and .'Isewheri?. We pr-iv for ours«'lve->. for
tho^e so rlose 'o 'Jus irag-^dy, ind ior the "AorJd.
Abdul Rashad, volunteer at the Islam Information
tt'e offer our heartfelt condole-."-, es to thus-" wb*
lo&t their loved ones, leg-irdlebS of their race, rt-ii;
jjion, culture, nr language that thej s-pe.'.k. We an»
-ill the thlldien of or.e Cod .We (dler sir.rers
prayers for poacu and jus-Ke in tho world. W«
«s»t!d abo like lo urge the. media -o btop ergagir'|f
the Islamic religion and Mushrtis issu .stefti«fy}?i^-El
labeilisse and remind (the medtsj tJjat ihe ajau*.
?tream of Muslims around the worid are &$s!nst j^i!
kinds of terrorist atiackt?. .The i_._4S# ha* also, felH
thp way, fhey have handled tlia ijluatior*.' i^rthw^d
tlie gap between ethnic grovp.s raised t&g JS^UdO of
' hatp crimes, the notion of rgfisiu bHwe^^^^au-
nities.. It's a singling out of that (A&tsH^^^Bnu-
nitj' and...it's not riglit to arciis^ & p*1^^^! ^or
an act of oae person, whither ^%aHHHBr 3
non Muslia3t.*> _       t   - ^^^B [Friday. September 14. 2001
Page Fridav-the Ubvssev Magazine
1 .
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Former UBC student and Ubyssey news editor
Douglas Quan was in his apartment in upper
Manhattan when two hijacked planes crashed
into the World Trade Centre on Tuesday. In the
following days he interviewed many New
Yorkers, including wounded and stunned survivors. The following story was Sled by Douglas,
via cellphone from Manhattan:
 by Douglas Quan
NEW YORK—A massive collage of death is posted on the wall of Bellevue Hospital. Days after
the worst terrorist attack in United States history, the photos of the missing, most likely lost
beneath piles of rubble, have been placed on the
hospital wall.
Hundreds of faces, presumably dead, adorn
the side of Bellevue Eke a horrible nightmare.
New Yorkers still haven't fully grasped the horror of Tuesday, when two hijacked passenger
planes crashed into the World Trade Centre, a
third slamnied into the Pentagon in Washington
DC, and a fourth crashed in Pennsylvania.
Thousands are feared dead—in fact, many anticipate the final death toll could top 20,000.
, This tragedy has rocked the entire city. When
the World Trade towers collapsed, the tragic
symbolism shook the entire world. With a
tragedy of this size, one can't help but be overwhelmed. But a look at the wall of pictures is
one way that the citizens of this city can put a
human face to the horror. It also adds reality to
a situation that still feels unreal and unbelievable for so many.
On one photo, a man has written about how
his brother called him after the second plane
crashed into the World Trade Centre. He was on
the 78th floor, but rather than escape with his
life, he stayed behind to help others that were
trapped. He hasn't been heard from since.
Days after the attack, New York is still reeling
from the tragedy. Heavy winds carried the concrete ash into the sky, billowing and forming a
large cloud that citizens have compared to a
nuclear winter.
The air stinks. Even here, more than 20
blocks away from what is being referred to as
'ground zero,' the air is dirty.
How does one make sense of such catastrophe? Watching the second tower of the Trade
Centre collapse was like watching a horrible
silent movie. The towers were far away from
me—think of the distance between the corner of
Broadway and Camhie and the downtown public
library—so you couldn't hear any sound. The fall
was very graceful, precise. It was like a waterfall.
People gasped. They didn't scream; they gasped.
One woman behind me said, "Oh my god.
Oh my god!"
But in this moment of immense tragedy,
there were signs that the community was coming together in ways that it had never done
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One person said that New Yorkers are now
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the large number of officers killed following the
collapse of the building.
Then there is the memory of watching hundreds of construction workers, electricians and
carpenters rush to the site and volunteer in the
rescue effort following the collapse of the towers.
But days after this tragedy, people are still
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when day turned into night and the air was covered in a gray cloud.
One person described the wreckage as a
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just happened. ♦
—with files from Alejandro Bustos
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