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Array BITTER ABOUT THE LACK OF V.I.P. BEERS SINCE 1918
SEPTEMBER 10,2012 | VOLUMEXCIV| ISSUE III
elcome Back BBQ
From rocky starting acts to the fist-
pumping finale, The Ubyssey reviews
this year's back-to-school bash
■ + ■    Cnuensnip and Citoyen-eie el »Page 2
What's on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,2012
HIS WEEK, MAY WE SUC
Nardwuar's Video Vault 2.0:6-8:30 p.m. @
The Norm Theatre
If you haven't yet heard of Nardwuar, he is a bit of a UBC celebrity. He got
his start as a music journalist at CiTR in 1987, and his work can be seen on
campus, MuchMusic and now at the Norm. The Human Serviette will be
showing clips from his interviews with popular musicians and discussing
his many career experiences. Free event, first-come, first-served.
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VOLUNTEER »
Purple & Yellow Bike Work Party:
6-9 p.m. @ The Bike Kitchen
Ever noticed all those purple
and yellow bikes parked in odd
places around campus? You
can help maintain the UBC bike
co-op's fleet of bikes. Let's face
it, knowing how to fix bixes is so
hip. Free dinner provided.
EDUCATION »
Orientation to the U BC Library:
1-2 p.m. @ Koerner Library
Whetheryou are a new or retur-
nign student, the UBC Library
system has lots of offer in support
ofyourstudies.This basictourof
the library will show you the tools
to succeed throughout university.
Shopping Week: All week @
the Student Rec Centre
Looking for an way to get in
shape this year? Make sure to
check out UBC REC's shopping
week. Over 60 classes, from
martial arts to yoga, will be
available for free this week only!
So why not start off your term
with a soothing downward dog?
Space is limited. Visit rec.ubc.ca
for more info.
CONCERTS»
Expand your musical horizons
Vancouver has a vibrant and
diverse music scene. If you're in the
mood to head out of the UBC bubble, consider going to Crosby, Stills
& Nash at Chateau Ste. Michelle
Winery, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Malkin Bowl or
Sloan at the Commodore Ballroom.
Tickets available on ticketmaster.ca
Got an event you'd like to see on this page? Send your event
and your best pitch to printeditor@ubyssey.ca.
Ubyssey Social Club
Have you checked out our new blog? Featuring coverage of
news, sports, culture and other goings-on that affect students
in the Vancouver area and on the internet. We might get catty.
ubyssey.co/theblog
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 | VOLUMEXCIV| ISSUEI
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OUR CAMPUS
ONE ON ONE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UBC
Ray Hsu's work expands traditional definitions of poetry.
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Writing outside the margins
Arno Rosenfeld
Contributor
Ray Hsu has written two critically acclaimed books of poetry,
published over 125 poems in literary journals and won numerous
poetry awards — but he's moved
on. And these days, he even shies
away from the word poetry.
"If I show it to them and say,
'Look, this is poetry!', people will
say, 'Wait a second, I just heard
the word poetry, so my brain is
goingto shut down,'" explained
Hsu, a postdoctoral fellow in
the creative writing program. "I
think there's something about not
saying the word 'poetry'."
Hsu has unique ideas about
what contemporary poetry
should look like: he declares
poetry reading "dead," and in
his current work, he has moved
beyond lines on a page.
"Am I content, as a poet, to
stay in the arts and entertainment section, or do I want to blow
things up? Do I want to be on the
front page?" Hsu said.
The answer to that question is
clear, but Hsu is more enigmatic
when it comes to other questions.
Hsu, a Toronto native, received
his undergraduate and master's
degrees from the University of
Toronto. He got his Ph.D. at the
University of Wisconsin while
teaching writing in American
prisons and founding the Prison
Writing Workshop. Now, Hsu
edits the Asian culture magazine
Ricepaper and has taught at UBC
since 2008.
Growing up, Hsu has always
looked for opportunities to turn
school presentations into bizarre
performance art and conventional essays into creative writing.
But it wasn't until he reached university that he became involved
in poetry, realizing that poets
often engaged with each other
artistically, while fiction writers
tended toward solitude.
Hsu published two conventional books of poetry to rave reviews: Anthropy in 2004 and Cold
Sleep Permanent Afternoon in
2010. But he acknowledged that
many poets wouldn't recognize
what he does now as poetry.
One current project is a
Tumblr blog called Writer
Shame, where writers send
in photographs of themselves
holding up written confessions
such as "I hate rhyming couplets"
and "I use my copy of Ulysses as a
doorstop."
Hsu is also known for his
innovative poetry readings. He
recently hosted a "Twitteraryo-
kee" event, which blended social
media and live online streaming
as a poetry reading redux. On
another memorable occasion, he
instructed a live audience to rip
out pages of his book and throw
them at him; he then read pages
as they hit him.
As a writer in a genre often
viewed as inaccessible, Hsu
wants to reach out to the masses.
"If someone would rather watch
a sports game, play a video game,
be on Facebook, than attend
my reading, I have something
to learn from that person," Hsu
said. "Why don't I have them
tell me what is capturing their
imagination?"
This respect for the audience extends to Hsu's teaching.
"[Students] have to know that the
authority figures they've come to
count on, such as teachers, have
their own questions.... If they
know their authority figures are
also just as human, that they're
searching for something themselves, then that's a fundamentally different relationship to
learning."
It's clear that reinvention —
what Hsu calls the search for new
forms — permeates everything
he does these days. "Most people
think in terms of new forms of
poetry," Hsu said. "Because poetry is the air that I breathe and
the way that I think, that could
encompass anything."
It can be hard to pin down
exactly what Hsu hopes to
achieve, because he eschews the
entire concept of goals, saying
they lead to tunnel vision. "I
always want to grab whatever
is flying at me from left-field,"
he said.
While Hsu said he still hasn't
reached front-page status,
he's confident that he's on the
right track.
"There will always be people
writing in stanzas with line
breaks.... There will always be
people who hold down the fort in
poetry land," Hsu said. "I think
my efforts are needed elsewhere." 31
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More than 80 international students have delayed their studies at UBC because they are unable to get the required paperwork.
Visa office closures hold back students
Micki Cowan
CUP B.C. Bureau Chief
Vancouver, B.C. (CUP) - An
increase in visa application numbers and worldwide visa office
closures is causing uncertainty for
international students intending
to start university classes in B.C.
this September.
More than 80 international
students at UBC, 30 to 40 at SFU
and at least 10 at UVic are still
waiting to find out if they will have
their visas processed in time to
start classes, or if their studies will
need to be delayed until January
or next September.
Bulletins put out by Citizenship
and Immigration Canada listed
closures of offices in Syria, Tokyo,
Berlin, Iran, Belgrade and Buffalo,
N.Y. since January 2012.
Immigrations Canada maintains these closures are not the
problem, and that in most cases,
processing times have returned
to what they were prior to the
closures. They blame an increasing
number of applications.
"The overall increase in processing times is due to the high
volume of applications across the
entire visa processing network,"
said immigration department
spokesperson Danielle Vlemmiks
in an email. She said the closures
are part of the department's mandate to modernize their network
by streamlining programs and
operations and moving processing
to where capacity exists.
The increasing number of
applications to study in B.C. may
be related to the recent push to increase the number of international
students in the province. B.C.
Premier Christy Clark's job plan,
revealed last year, aims to increase
the number of international students by 50 per cent in four years.
There were approximately 94,000
international students studying
in the province when the plan
was revealed.
UBC Vice-President Students
Louise Cowin said the university
is working with the provincial
and federal governments to try
to solve the problem as quickly as
possible. UBC has also expressed
interest in increasing international
student numbers.
"UBC remains certain that
international students enrich our
community and that international
students are good for the province
and [the delays are] an unintended
outcome," said Cowin.
Elham Abouei, a first-year student from Iran, was able to get her
visa in time. But she said she has
two friends back in Iran who are
still waiting. One of them already
had to cancel a flight.
In the case of Iran, visa operations were cut entirely and moved
to Turkey.
"We all understand the government is needing to save some
money because of the economic
situation," said SFU AVP Students
Tim Rahilly. "We'd like to find
ways where these students could
... get their visas processed in time
for the school year."
Immigrations claims that
students will soon have the option
to apply for visas online and they
hope to expand their network of
visa application centres around the
world to 150 by 2014.
But for now, students who are
not able to get their visas processed in time will have to wait for
Immigrations to catch up to the
increasing demand. tJ
NEWS BRIEFS
Provincial investigation finds
misuse of medical data
The B.C. government has suspended $4 million in contracts related to health research, including research being done at UBC, after an
investigation uncovered widespread
misuse of confidential patient data in
unauthorized research. The investigation has also resulted in thefiring
of four government employees.
The province also intends to
tighten its rules on awarding drug
research contracts to universities.
UBC spokesperson Lucie McNeill
said to the Vancouver Sun that UBC
has not yet determined whether it
needs to take disciplinary action
against researchers at the university.
McNeill also said that she is not yet
able to say how many UBC researchers were potentially involved.
Parking mishaps abound
Two examples of creative parking at
UBC on September? drew a huge
amount of student attention. In the
morning, a blacksedan got stuck
on a flight of stairs by the SUB north
plaza and was later towed. "My best
guess would be that the driver was
leaving the SUB north plaza and
didn't notice the stairs until it was too
late," said Campus Security's Paul
Wong. And at around 10 p.m. that
night, yet another black sedan drove
off a concrete barrier outside Marine
Drive residence and becamestuck.
Photos of both parking jobs are
available on The Ubyssey's new blog
at ubyssey.ca/theblog/.ti
TRAFFIC »
New roundabouts
in the works for
South Campus
Laura Rodgers
News Editor
Two new roundabouts are planned
to replace two traffic-light-controlled intersections on campus. But
a UBC professor is concerned that
the change will make roads riskier
for pedestrians and cyclists.
Finalized plans for a new roundabout to go in at the intersection
of 16th Avenue and East Mall are
expected to be ready by next month.
Afterwards, UBC plans to build
a roundabout at 16th Avenue and
Marine Drive.
JanFialkowski, executive director of the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA), said the
roundabouts make campus safer by
slowing down cars.
"[Roundabouts] have been presented to us by the university as the
best option, and the [UNA] board
has accepted that as making a lot of
sense," said Fialkowski.
But Kay Teschke, a professor
of population and public health at
UBC, said that although roundabouts are effective at reducing
the number of car-to-car crashes,
they may not be the best option for
UBC campus.
"They seem to increase the risk
for cyclist crashes and potentially
also for pedestrians. And that's been
shown in a fair number of studies,"
said Teschke. "It was certainly consistent, and that's what you look for."
CLAIRE MELANSON/THE UBYSSEY
The two new roundabouts are proposed for intersections along 16th Avenue.
Teschke said that the increased
risk for cyclists can be reduced if
precautions are taken. "It's worse
if the traffic circle had two lanes of
traffic versus one lane of traffic, and
it's better for cyclists if they had a
separate lane for cyclists," she said.
"I think UBC has not taken into
account its residents and how they
interact on their overall campus, and
they haven't found ways to make it
much more attractive to cycle and
walk on the campus itself."
Accordingto Kera McArthur
of UBC Campus + Community
Planning, plans to calm traffic along
16th Avenue on campus have been
discussed since 2006. And now that
there's a new high school being built
on 16th Avenue between Wesbrook
Mall and East Mall, both UBC and
the UNA feel that it's important that
the area is as safe as possible for
students walking to school.
Fialkowski said that UBC intends
to put in a pedestrian crossing along
16th Avenue between East Mall and
Wesbrook Mall for high school
students, where the traffic has
been slowed between the roundabouts. But Teschke doesn't think
that a road-level crossing is the
safest option.
"Since there's a school now that's
goingto be on the south side of 16th,
the best soluton if you want to have
safe cycling and pedestrians is to
have an underpass under 16th. This
is very commonly done in European
countries to protect pathways for
students and so on."
But Fialkowski said that she
doesn't think anything other
than a road-level crosswalk is a
realistic possibility.
"What I'm told is the safest way
for people to cross the road... is
between the roundabouts where
the traffic is slowed down," said
Fialkowski. Xi
STANLEY CUP RIOT »
UBC grad
sentenced to
probation
PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK
Cacnio on the night of the riot.
Will McDonald
News Editor
UBC graduate Camille Cacnio
won't be spending any time in jail
for participating in the Vancouver
Stanley Cup riot.
Today, Cacnio was sentenced
to two years of probation as well
as community service for stealing
two pairs of men's dress pants
and a tie from Black and Lee on
June 15, 2011.
Cacnio will have to complete
150 hours of community service
and maintain a 10 p.m. curfew
during her probation.
Cacnio turned herself in to the
police and pled guilty to participating in a riot after photos
surfaced online of her looting
Black and Lee.
Cacnio later returned the items
and apologized for her actions in
a blog post. According to Cacnio, the post has received over 4
million views.
Jason Tarnow, Cacnio's attorney, argued that she had already
received enough punishment for
her actions, since she was fired
from three jobs (including one
at the UBC Birdcoop), her online
reputation was tarnished and
she became the public face of the
Vancouver riots.
Cacnio's attorney also said she
was forced to drop out of UBC
due to all of the negative publicity
she received. Tarnow said she
returned to UBC to finish her degree last summer, when the campus wasn't so crowded. Cacnio
has graduated with a degree in
environmental biology, and plans
to work in that field in the future.
Tarnow argued that a criminal
record would seriously hinder her
job prospects and her potential to
benefit the environment.
Tarnow said Cacnio was a
model citizen, except for the 20
seconds she spent inside Black
and Lee on the night of the riot.
He cited her extensive record
of community service, academic success and volunteer work
(including a stint in the Philippines helping underprivileged
children). Cacnio also formerly
competed on UBC's rowing team
and has worked in multiple gyms.
"I can't picture a more
well-rounded human being, save and except for 20
seconds," said Tarnow in the
pre-sentencing hearing.
Prosecution originally recommended 15 to 30 days in jail,
to be served intermittently on
weekends. The Crown prosecution said jail time was necessary
to show disapproval for the riot,
as well as deter potential riots in
the future.
Provincial court Judge Joseph
Galati, who sentenced Cacnio,
said that a jail sentence wasn't
necessary, since the damage done
to her reputation and the negative
publicity she has received were
punishment enough. Xi 4    I    NEWS    I    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,2012
SOCCER))
Whitecaps, province fund $32M soccer facility on UBC campus
By Andrew Bates
Members of community soccer teams will also benefit from the new facilities.
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Former Minister of Community Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong announces the new soccer centre.
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Starting in October,
field will be used as
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UBC Athletics has got a new
roommate, and that roommate will be bringing a lot
of furniture.
On Thursday, the Vancouver
Whitecaps announced they will be
building a $32 million soccer training facility at UBC. Their men's and
women's senior teams, youth residency programs and youth development programs will all be moving
their training to this soon-to-be-
built National Soccer Development
Centre, which includes five fields
and a fieldhouse at Thunderbird
Park (right next to Thunderbird
Stadium).
Two of the five fields already
exist at Thunderbird Park; that
means that UBC's soccer teams — as
well as field hockey, baseball and rec
leagues — will be sharing space with
one of the three Canadian professional soccer teams for the next 20
years.
"We were pretty straightforward
about tryingto focus on finding a
really good partnership, that really
good relationship that benefits
both parties," said Kavie Toor,
UBC Athletics associate director of
facilities and business development.
Toor liaised between UBC and the
Whitecaps during the two-year negotiation. "It's not about necessarily
fitting them into what we're doing
now, it's about building some added
infrastructure that they would have
access to."
But there are still challenges to
adding a multi-million dollar professional sports facility to a complex
that already sees heavy use by UBC's
teams. How will Major League Soccer players coexist with intramural
rec leagues? Who owns the facility?
Why does it work for the Whitecaps,
and how did UBC make the deal in
the first place?
Sharing space
The current facility at Thunderbird
Park includes two turf soccer fields,
one field hockey court, a baseball
field, and a combination field and
running track. According to Toor,
Thunderbird Park's soccer fields
currently see about 130 hours a week
of usage from UBC varsity reams
and campus rec, and 160 hours of
usage from other community groups
like the University Neighbourhoods
Association, Urban Rec and
Vancouver minor league teams.
Toor expects that UBC's field
time will actually increase by 10 to
20 per cent. Because the Whitecaps'
heaviest training periods take place
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., they'll be using
the field during what are normally
quiet hours for UBC Athletics.
"Typically our fields are jam-packed
during evenings and weekends, but
not so much during the school [or]
work day. But a lot of [the White-
caps'] programs take place during
that time," said Toor.
The Whitecaps will refurbish
one of the turf fields, Varsity Field,
and build a second one beside it. The
grass field that currently has a running track on it, called Dylan Field,
will be a part of the project, and
Matthews Field, the lawn across the
street by Thunderbird Stadium, will
be turned into two grass fields.
According to Toor, the new fields
and turf pitch are on underused
space. "[It's] basically being built
on a three-quarter grass field that
isn't utilized for programs," he said,
saying the situation was similar for
Matthews Field. "Its infrastructure
isn't in place and the field is in pretty
poor condition, and without a pretty
significant overhaul, it's not really
usable."
Athletics will control booking for
the fields, and the Whitecaps will
get guarantees in their contract for
how often they can use them.
UBC VP Students Louise Cowan
promises that use of the fields will
be split 50-50 between the White-
caps and the community. According
to Cowin, 50 per cent of usage will
be split between the Whitecaps and
UBC varsity teams, with the other
50 per cent available for community-focused recreation. Each facility
has a separate usage percentage;
the new turf field will be 75-25 per
cent between the Caps and UBC,
for example.
Who owns it?
UBC and the Whitecaps have
currently signed a letter of intent
and are negotiating a contract that
will last 20 years, starting from
when construction is completed.
But UBC will own all the facilities,
and at the end of the contract they
will all be returned to the university,
accordingto John Metras, UBC
managing director of infrastructure
development.
"We have negotiated a use
agreement with the Whitecaps, so
the land and the facilities all are
ultimately owned by the university,"
Metras said. The province will be
contributing $14.5 million of the
capital costs, with the Whitecaps
kicking in the rest. The Caps will
be paying for operating costs like
utilities and field maintenance.
Accordingto Metras, the key
achievement for UBC will be
building the fieldhouse facility.
The fieldhouse will house coaches' offices and team rooms for the
Whitecaps, and also laundry facilities, washrooms, meeting rooms and
multi-use areas that will be shared
between the Caps, UBC and the
community.
"The university, for a longtime,
has had a requirement for a field-
house facility to service the playing
fields," Metras said. A $295,000 recreational and community fieldhouse
was listed as an unfunded project in
the 2012/13 UBC budget. "The fact
that we can do that without using
UBC capital is a huge opportunity
for us."
UBC has talked of putting market
housing on the lawn in front of
Thunderbird Stadium, but the grass
pitches there will postpone any
new condos.
"In the long term, that area is
designated for housing, but the timing of that is well into the future,"
Metras said, adding that those
particular fields are committed for
10 years, and after that, UBC can
consider doing other things with
the land.
The playing field upgrades will
be completed in the spring of 2013,
and completion of the fieldhouse
is targeted for mid-2014. In the
meantime, the Whitecaps will get a
temporary locker room at Thunderbird Arena, and will have exclusive
use of Dylan Field for practices
before the end of the MLS season
this November.
Playing on grass
For the Whitecaps, the draw of
having a facility like this is always
knowing where their next practice
is, and not having to share space on
community pitches like lower-level
teams.
"[When] you're playing on a community field, there's balls coming
from everywhere, the fields aren't in
great shape," said Whitecaps President Bob Lenarduzzi. "That's not a
knock on community fields, but...
they get a lot of use."
The Whitecaps will be moving training for both their men's
and women's senior teams to the
facility, as well as their under-16 and
under-18 youth residency programs
and Girls Elite under-14 programs.
The facility will also be used by the
Canadian women's nationa team.
Previously, the Whitecaps reserve
teams, U-18 residency program and
U-23 Premier Development League
(PDL) team played some of their
games at Thunderbird Stadium, an
arrangement that gave club staff a
chance to see campus.
"There's a vibrancy to UBC,"
Lenarduzzi said, notingthatthe
facility is 15 minutes away from
their competition stadium, B.C.
Place. "Coaches like to have peace
and quiet. From that point of view,
it's very beneficial."
Whitecaps manager Martin Ren-
nie agreed. "It's a great setting out
here, a beautiful campus. It's a lot
quieter than some of the places that
we train, so that's important for the
coaches and the players," he said.
"It's a great location and it just adds
to the quality of the facility."
Rennie especially likes the addition of grass fields for practice, saying that turf fields can cause players
to be injured more often.
"Turf does make a big difference
to the body when you're doing it
every single day," he said.
The Whitecaps also spoke about
the importance of having a home,
both for senior and youth players.
"Where you have a good training
ground, you get a good buzz around
it," said Whitecaps captain Jay
DeMerit. "The youth can inspire
us. We can inspire the youth, [and
that's] really important for how you
develop, not only this club but soccer
in general here in B.C."
COLLYNCHANGRAPHICffHE UBYSSEY
How it came together
The Caps have been hunting for a
training ground for about ten years,
seeing proposed facilities miss the
mark in Delta and Burnaby.
In 2010, after the Delta project
fell through, Toor met Whitecaps
Chief Operating Officer Rachel
Lewis to discuss housing a temporary facility at UBC for two to
three years until terms had been
agreed for a permanent facility. The
problems in some of the other areas
came down to land access, accordingto Bob Lenarduzzi.
"We were going for the Rolls-
Royce version," Lenarduzzi said.
"We were talking to Burnaby about
having this there, and unfortunately
we couldn't come up with the same
amount of land that wouldn't have
allowed this to happen."
Toor said UBC's objective was
getting facility upgrades that would
work for them. "They were pretty
open with us that they were in
conversations with other municipalities, including Burnaby, and that
they would be working with and
considering all options," Toor said.
At the end of the 10-year process,
UBC was the only partner that made
sense, accordingto Whitecaps executive chair John Furlong. "There's
the space, the desire, the access, the
scope out here.... When you think
about it, this is the kind of place a
venue like this belongs."
Furlong was the CEO of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for
the 2010 Winter Olympics, which
partnered with UBC on building
Thunderbird Arena. "The University
of British Columbia always reaches
out. This is the thing about UBC:
there's a great desire here for excellence," he said. "This is a university
with a tremendous sport tradition,
so usually if it's going on in the city
and there's going to be an opportunity to be a part of it, the university is
pretty well always there."
He said that during three-way
negotiations with the Caps and the
province, UBC was a good partner.
"When there are multiple partners,
there is always a lot of stuff that
has to be put together to make it
all work," Furlong said. "When
you have good friends, anything is
possible." Xi Sports + Rec
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MONDAY
rEMBERlO,2012|5
SOCCER»
UBC rolls to decisive weekend sweep
Women's soccer dominates, easily defeats Calgary and Lethbridge
Janine Frazao led the offensive charge on the weekend, scoring three times in two games and helping UBC to two convincing victories.
JOSH CURRAWHE UBYSSEY
Friday, September 7 vs Calgary
Joseph Ssettuba
Contributor
The UBC Thunderbirds took
care of business against the
Calgary Dinos Friday evening at
Thunderbird Stadium. The young
'Birds, led by their fourth-year
star and reigning conference
scoring champion Janine Frazao,
put on a clinic and cruised to a
5-1 victory.
The match began with the CIS
eighth-ranked 'Birds getting off
to a flying start, scoring within
the first minute of the game.
Frazao picked up a loose ball at
the edge of the box and coolly
finished it home, picking up
where she left off last year. The
Thunderbirds then relentlessly
hemmed their opponents into
their own end of the pitch.
With 32 minutes showing on
the clock, the Thunderbirds managed to score the second goal of
the match. Frazao showed excellent composure, drawing defenders around her before laying the
ball off to her teammate, Rachel
Ramsden. Ramsden then sent a
cross into the path of Taryn Lim,
who in turn put the ball past the
Dinos keeper.
If it weren't for the goalkeeper
and a bit of bad luck, the score
could have been higher. Multiple
efforts on goal were met with a
clang off the post or a save off the
fingertips; it was a solid performance in the face of intense
pressure all evening long.
It was more of the same in the
second half. Persistent pressure
by the Thunderbirds kept the
Dinos in their own zone, and it
was only a matter of time before
the 'Birds scored again. Alisha
Penev received two corner kicks
and dutifully dispatched them
home, and the third-year centre-
back earned the praise of her
head coach, Mark Rogers.
"I'm ... happy for Alisha, as
we've done a lot of work on set
pieces, and for her to come forward and bury two and kill the
game off for us was really pleas
ing," he said after the game.
The Dinos managed to break
their goose egg with a goal in
the 76th minute, after a nifty
play in the corner produced a
goal by Maddie Lee. However,
their celebrations were brief, as
a great strike by Lim produced
her second goal of the game. She
curled the ball gloriously into the
corner of the net from beyond the
penalty area, the Dinos goalkeeper barely managing to get a finger
on it.
Despite the score and impressive result, Mark Rogers still
found room for improvement
from his squad.
"We can play at a faster speed
than that. It's nice, yeah, we
won 5-1 and I don't want to be
too critical... and although it's
a young team, they can play at a
faster speed," he remarked.
Needless to say, the Thunderbirds can be satisfied with their
victory and look forward to next
weekend's game against a much
stronger opponent. U
Saturday, September 8 vs
Lethbridge
Rory Gattens
Contributor
A quick start, clinical finishing
and rock-solid defence were
the keys to success on Saturday
evening at Thunderbird Stadium,
as the UBC women's soccer team
easily defeated the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns by a score of
4-0.
After downing the Calgary
Dinos 5-1 on Friday night, the
Thunderbirds didn't miss a beat
on Saturday. In the first minute,
a shot from striker Taryn Lim
rattled off the crossbar, only
for Janine Frazao to pounce on
the rebound and head home the
opening goal.
The early goal seemed to settle
the T-Birds as they kept possession intelligently in the Prong
horns' defensive third, firing shot
after shot at Lethbridge goalkeeper Taura Willoughby.
The next scoring chance
finally came after a miscue in the
Pronghorn defence, as Frazao
collected the ball while racing
in towards goal. She clinically
finished a strike just inside the
left post to put the Thunderbirds
up 2-0 in the 17th minute.
The Thunderbird back four
(Sydney Morrison, Alisha Penev,
Jordan Kitagawa and Kather-
ine Caverly) looked extremely
composed the entire match as
they dealt with the few Pronghorn counterattacks. They were
influential in starting each
Thunderbird attack throughout
the contest.
Just inside halftime, a great
bit of footwork by left-midfielder Rachael Sawer led to a cross
into the box, and the play was
beautifully finished by striker
Taryn Lim with a half-volley. The
T-Birds went into halftime with a
comfortable 3-0 lead.
Finally in stoppage time,
Sawer turned from provider to
goal scorer as she bent a free kick
into the top left corner to finish
the rout of the Pronghorns.
"The girls played for each
other and created tons of chances," said Sawer after the game.
"Having that fast start and coming out ready to play helped us,
but after Janine scored the first
goal, it really calmed us down.
Having two good results during
opening weekend really showed
us what we're capable of doing."
Special mention must be
accredited to strikers Frazao
and Lim, as they put home an
astonishing five goals between
them during the opening
weekend series.
Next for the Thunderbirds
is a fixture against the Trinity
Western Spartans in a battle of
two undefeated teams. They will
square off on Saturday, September 15 in Langley. Their next
home game is not until September 28, when they take on the
University of Saskatchewan. '59
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during the 12-game regular
season
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opening goal in each game
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recorded multi-point games
this weekend: Frazao, Taryn
Lim, Alisha Penev, Rachael
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UBC allowed all weekend
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3. UBC 2-0
4. Regina 1-0
5. Alberta 1-0-1
6. Victoria 1-0-1
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8. UNBC 0-1-1
9. Winnipeg 0-1-1
10. Saskatchewan 0-1
11. Calgary 0-2
12. Lethbridge 0-2
13. Mount Royal 0-2
FOOTBALL»
Football flails
for second
straight week
C.J. Pentland
Sports + Rec Editor
To say the football team's season
has gotten off to a bad start
would be a bit of an understatement.
After two straight losses to
open up their regular season, the
second being a 49-20 shellacking
at the hands of the Regina Rams
on Friday night in Regina, the
Thunderbirds now sit tied for last
in the Canada West and have a
steep climb ahead of them if they
want to make the playoffs, let
alone host a postseason contest.
The first half of Friday's game
started out well for UBC. The
'Birds led 13-7 at the half, with
the defence coming up with several big stops to hold the Rams
to a single touchdown after 30
minutes. The offence also strung
together some impressive drives
by attacking through the air and
on the ground, and Billy Greene
had 199 yards passing and a
touchdown, and looked like his
old self.
But the second half was just
short of a nightmare.
The T-Birds turned the ball
over four times in the half, three
of which were via interceptions.
Regina capitalized by scoring
42 unanswered points, shutting
out UBC's offence until Daniel English scored with three
minutes left in the game. Greene,
who only threw for eight yards in
the second half and was picked
off twice, was eventually pulled
in favour of backup Dominik
Bundschuh. In a nutshell,
almost nothing went right for
UBC in the final two quarters,
and they paid for it dearly on
the scoreboard.
Next weekend's home game
against Saskatchewan will be a
test of whether or not UBC has
any shot of making the playoffs.
With only eight games during
the regular season, teams can't
afford to take any weeks off, and
UBC has already used up those
weeks. Especially in the Canada
West, where every team is close
in terms of talent, UBC needs a
victory next weekend to prove
that they can compete in this
conference and that last year
wasn't a flash in the pan.
The biggest worry heading
into the season was the new-look
defence, and they have shown
their lack of experience in these
two losses. But a new concern
— one that wasn't supposed to
be a problem — is the severe
inconsistency of the offence.
To only throw for eight yards
in a half is unacceptable at any
level, especially if that player is a
former CIS MVP. The big-name
receivers from last year, most
notably Jordan Grieve and David
Scott, also need to step up if the
offence wants to really get going.
The two only combined for five
catches for 40 yards on Friday, a
far cry from their numbers last
season that made them two of
the best receivers in the nation.
Saturday will make or break
the season. If the Thunderbirds
can come out against Saskatchewan and play like the team they
were in 2011, they will be back
on the path towards the playoffs,
which will be the first step of a
long journey. But if they put on
another shoddy performance, all
that optimism at the start of the
year will be for nothing, 'ffl SPORTS + REC    I    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
SOCCER»
Men's soccer shows no mercy
Stifling defence and a high-powered offensive attack leads UBC to 2-0 start
Rory Gattens
Contributor
The UBC men's soccer team was
a class ahead on Saturday night
at Thunderbird Stadium, as they
dominated the visiting Lethbridge Pronghorns and defeated
them by a score of 8-0.
The Thunderbirds were keen
to keep possession during the
entire match, spraying passes all
over the pitch, which led to the
frustrated Pronghorns committing needless fouls in their own
defensive third.
Centreback Paul Clerc took
advantage of this, nodding home
two goals in quick succession off
of near-perfect free kicks swung
into the box by Navid Mashinchi.
The highlight of the half went
to captain Marco Visintin, who
struck a trademark free kick into
the top corner of the net, sending
the fans at Thunderbird Stadium
into an uproar.
The Thunderbirds had a 5-0
lead heading into halftime, as
striker Gagan Dosanjh showed
he's ready to shoulder the scoring
load for the season with two
clinical strikes past the helpless
Pronghorn goalie.
Coach Mike Mosher made
a handful of substitutions at
KAIJACOBSON/THE UBYSSEY
Navid Mashinchi tallied a goal and three assists on the weekend, helping lead the offensive onslaught.
halftime, but this had no ill
effects as the offence continued to apply pressure on the
Pronghorn defence.
Goals from Milad Mehrabi,
Reynold Stewart and Kent
O'Connor finished the dis
mantlement of the visiting
Lethbridge team.
UBC head coach Mike Mosher
was pleased with the weekend.
"Having 11 goals and none
against sends a pretty good message that this team is for real and
definitely a national contender,"
said Mosher after Saturday's
game. "The attacking weapons
we have within this group makes
it tough to get into the starting
11, though you see with the subs
we had come off the bench, we
can score goals in many ways,
and those goals can come from a
multitude of players."
UBC goalkeeper Luke O'Shea
recorded his second straight
shutout to start the year, and
fourth-year defender Steve
Johnson was instrumental in
maintaining the shape of the
UBC defence with his composure, communication and
strong tackling.
Friday night saw the T-Birds
play another sound contest, as
they handily defeated Calgary
3-0. Visintin converted on a
penalty shot in the 24th minute to
give UBC an early 1-0 lead, and
Dosanjh and Mehrabi tallied in
the second half to provide the
insurance. Donsanjh was a force
during the entire game, drawing
the foul that led to the penalty shot and adding an assist to
go along with his goal. O'Shea
wasn't tested much, stopping only
one shot to earn the clean sheet.
The Thunderbirds embark on
a brief road trip next weekend to
take on the University of Fraser
Valley in Abbotsford on Friday,
September 14. Then they come
back home on Saturday to challenge the University of Victoria.
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ANNAZORIA
Fringe shows
highlight different
ways to be human
The 28th annual theatre festival features
plays about war, love and genitals
Oscar Wilde said, "Theatre is the greatest of
all art forms, the most
immediate way in which
a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a
human being."
As the days get colder and
cloudier and we say farewell to the
blissful days of summer, a throng
of talented thespians descend
upon Granville Island to entertain,
inspire and charm at the annual
Vancouver International Fringe
Festival. What began as an East
Vancouver tradition has steadily
grown into a fixture on Vancouver's event calendar. Showcasing
everything from a surreal adaptation of Picasso's work to a musical
comedy about working in a restaurant, this year's Fringe Festival
shows us just how fantastically
silly, or tragically cruel, humans
can be.
Taking advantage of Granville Island's natural affinity for
the arts, Fringe transforms the
popular tourist destination into a
bustling hub of condensed creativity that attracts a large and diverse
audience from all over the Lower
Mainland.
"The real neat thing about
Granville Island is the concentration of venues here," said David
Jordan, executive director of the
Fringe Festival. "They're all close
together, so the audience can travel from venue to venue very easily
on foot and see multiple shows in
one night."
To accommodate the sheer volume of shows — 97 groups doing
more than 700 performances over
11 days — Fringe has had to get
creative with their venues, both on
and off the island. When groups
don't get lucky in the lottery for
mainstage venues, they can go the
route of "Bring Your Own Venue"
(BYOV), which allows them to
produce their own show while remaining part of the festival lineup.
"[BYOV] started in 1994 with
a group from Victoria that did a
Sebastian Yoh Chern
Contributor
show called Louis and Dave in the
parking lot of the Cultch," said
Jordan. "Since then, it's really
taken off."
Encouraged by the success of
BYOV, Fringe partnered up with
The Only Animal, a Vancouver
performance art company, to
help artists direct and produce
site-specific acts on Granville
Island called Fringe Onsite shows.
Under the watchful eyes of their
mentors, artists workshop and
rehearse their way into the festival
program by drawing inspiration
from the island's architecture and
history. Fringe Onsite is a new and
exciting way to experience theatre;
audiences can watch a play under
the Alder Bay Bridge or a comedy
at the water park.
"It's a new chapter for us," said
Jordan. "It's our second year doing
it and it's been really amazing to
see the artists develop throughout
the process."
Jordan said many of the Onsite
artists are students from UBC's
department of theatre and film
who responded to their call for
new talent.
"When we conceived the program, we wanted to engage the educational institutions around the city.
We were really warmly embraced
when we went to classes at UBC,
so there are a lot of UBC students
involved in [Fringe Onsite]."
If theatre is not for you, or maybe
you're just thirsty, there's the
nightly St. Ambroise Fringe Bar and
the Peter Lehmann Wines Stage,
which offers free entertainment and
a variety of drinks. The Wines Stage
performances include DJs, musicians, short films, bad poetry, good
poetry and improv. There are also a
healthy handful of open-mic nights
and competitions where you can
flex your creative muscles.
The Fringe Festival manages to
stage all of this despite decreased
funding to the arts from the provincial and federal government.
Luckily, the festival has overcome
its handicap and thrived with the
help of sponsors, donations and
volunteers.
"We've become fundraisers,"
said Jordan. "We want everyone to
understand we're a charity. We've
really just had to learn how to
professionally fundraise."
Volunteers play a huge role in
the festival. Aside from a small
group of permanent staff guiding
the operation, the majority of the
staff are volunteers: ripping stubs,
ushering guests, answering phones,
and — a new feature this year —
escorting people to shows. If you're
struggling to decide on what to see,
the volunteers at the Fringe Info
Centre can suggest a few shows or
even watch one with you.
"We're responding to the fact
that a lot of people are intimidated
by the sheer volume of shows at the
festival. It's difficult to find a place
to start, so we've enlisted five volunteers who really love the festival
and love to go see shows [to help],"
said Jordan.
For artists, Fringe is not only an
excellent way to build up a reputation; it's a profitable one, too.
One hundred per cent of the box
office proceeds go towards the
artists, although some have agreed
to donate three per cent of their
earnings to the Greater Vancouver
Food Bank Society. Additionally,
Fringe takes care of advertising and
some, if not all, of the technical side
of production.
"What we're moving towards is
being able to support artists before,
during and after the festival. Onsite
is the beginning of that, being able
to support them in their creative
phase. We're also working on ways
we can officially support them."
The festival this year is aptly
named 2012: A Fringe Odyssey,
alludingto the discovery of the unknown. Now bigger, better and more
accessible than ever, there's little
excuse not to make a trip under
the bridge for Fringe. Jump in,
buckle up and prepare to explore
the depths of the human mind and
body. 31
Loon a production by Portland-based troupe WONDERHEADS, tells the story of
who falls in love with the moon.
STEPHANIEXUffHE UBYSSEY
a man
Wondering what to see? May we reccommend these Fringe Fest standouts...
To help you tackle the
daunting gauntlet of
performances, we at The
Ubyssey have taken it upon ourselves to suggest some.
God is a Scottish Drag Queen
Try not to stare at God's
fake breasts as he delivers
a comedic, cynical sermon
on Vancouver, Canadians
and the world in a loud
Scottish accent.
Loon
A man with a forlorn face and a
can-do attitude falls in love with
the moon. How will he ever meet
the one he loves?
Guernica
Pablo Picasso said that every act
of creation is first an act of destruction. Bombs fall on a Spanish town; bodies fling themselves
left and right, screaming their
insecurities and secret loathing;
Picasso paints his masterpiece.
Where is My Flying Car?
In a world where people have pet
ferrets because all the cats are
gone, a robot girl is the face of
a faceless corporation. Imagine
Zooey Deschanel in a Chuck
Palahniukian dystopic satire.
Yeah. Go see it.
How to Love: The Headphone
Play
A romantic play where you're
part of the action.
Lines and directions are fed
through a pair of headphones as
the audience acts out the play. Will
you be the one who falls in love?
Gametes and Gonads
It's hard not to be impressed by
this girthy comedy thick with
genital puns.
Utopia
A planet full of resources hovers
above a rural town. People want
it. Some kids fall in love, probably.
My Aim is True
An 18-year-old girl copes with
her mother's terminal illness in
this musical drama/comedy.
Ne Me Quitte Pas
Two singers stage an "impossible concert" by music icons
Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. If
you try to hold your breath for
as long as singer Melanie Gall
holds some of her notes, you may
just faint; don't do that, though,
because then you'll miss the
captivating singing.
The Missing Piece
Two best friends discover their
love for each other after wandering away from their grad dance.
For showtimes, tickets and more
information, visit www.vancou-
verfringe.com or pick up a copy
of the program guide from select
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Welcome Back BBQ picks up
after disappointing first acts
Alicia Binneboese
Contributor
On Friday, September 7, thousands of students put down their
textbooks to kick off the year right
at the annual Welcome Back BBQ.
Throughout the day, Maclnnes
Field saw friends new and old
enjoying live entertainment by
Hey Ocean!, Starfucker, Morgan
Page and more.
The event started slow, with
straggling semicircles of first-
years making awkward introductions as DJ She remixed oldies
like "Another One Bites the Dust."
Things picked up with the
arrival of Erica Dee and Honey
Larochelle, together known as
Minxy Jones. Though the turnout
was limited, their music soared
with a sick mix of Aretha Franklin's soulful voice and M.I.A.'s
swagger beats. But their performance was cut rather short,
as the band left the stage for
Wreck Beach after playing only
four songs. When asked if they'd
come back, Honey Larochelle said
yes, but that hopefully next year
they'd get a better time slot for
their music to be heard.
Despite the slightly bitter note
that Minxy Jones left on, things
began to look up as more and
more people filed in. Unfortunately, the next act, Starfucker,
wasn't much to get excited
about. More than anything, the
four-piece band seemed like an
over-extended version of MGMT,
with techno beats, pop-like lyrics
and unappealing repetitiveness.
While some songs worked, most
were disappointing.
Between acts, mainstream
music pumped out from the
speakers and turned the outdoor
concert into something of a high
school dance, with throngs of
students jumping up and down to
Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Jay-Z, Soulja
Boy, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye
West. What may sound lame on
paper turned out to be a perfect
ice-breaker for first-years just
getting to know each other.
The night seemed to progress
smoothly after that. Hey Ocean!,
now a common staple at UBC
events, delivered a solid performance as always, with the crowd
bobbing along enthusiastically
to their nautical beats. Ashleigh
Ball's vocals were creative and
fun: a little of Ingrid Michaelson,
but deeper and with a rock tone.
But all good things must come
to an end, and Morgan Page
turned out to provide just the
right finale for one of the biggest parties of the school year.
His progressive and electric
house vibes got most people in
the groove to dance, and after it was all over, to continue
partying elsewhere.
All in all, the Welcome Back
BBQ was a clamour of mingling,
dancing, socializing and expanding the music library. Who
wouldn't like the sound of that on
a Friday night? 31
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INDIANA JO EL ILLUSTRATIOWHE UBYSSEY
It was then that the UBC department of philosophy futsal team realized they weren't playing in the beer league any more.
You know what this campus
really needs? A National
Soccer Development Centre!
When the Vancouver Whitecaps
and the province unveiled last
week that UBC would be the
home of a $32-million National
Soccer Development Centre, the
immediate question was whether
this deal will actually benefit
the majority of UBC students.
As more details are released, the
answer to that still isn't clear.
This deal comes in the wake
of an external review of UBC
Athletics, which, among other
things, criticized the university
for having unclear goals for the
department. For years, UBC has
been turning out stellar athletes
and winning national titles, but
student interest in most facets
of university athletics (with the
exception of rec) has stagnated. What exactly should such a
department be doing on a campus
like UBC in the 21st century? Until
recently, most university administrators wouldn't have been able
to give you much more than a
shrug and a few mumbled words
about "excellence."
Now the VP Students office is
talking about making UBC the
"healthiest campus on earth"
through community athletics. A
lofty goal. The review called for
more students to get involved in
athletics on campus, whether
that's through watching games
or playing them. But this deal
with the Whitecaps doesn't
create more opportunities for
student involvement; in fact, it
may hamper them. It's true that
three new fields will be built, but
with a heavy amount of their use
permanently reserved for the
Whitecaps and the national team,
those improvements are cancelled out for anyone who wants
to get involved in community
athletics.
High-performance sports at
UBC will likely improve because
of the new facilities. But administrators should ask themselves:
is partnering with an MLS club
and national team really within the scope of the university's
mandate? Or is this goingto be
another weird, poorly understood
sideshow that doesn't benefit the
university as a whole?
Visa troubles reveal how
Canada is saying one
thing, doing another with
international student policies
So, Canada — and B.C. in particular — really wants more
international students.
With government funding
for post-secondary education
plateauing, universities really need the monetary boost
from full-priced tuition paid by
foreign applicants.
The federal government recently put out a report about how
important international students
were to the higher-ed bottom line
nationwide. B.C. Premier Christy
Clark wants to increase the number of international students in
the province by 50 per cent, and
the Association of Universities
and Colleges of Canada (currently headed by UBC President
Stephen Toope) just put out a
document arguing that these
students bring in $6.5 billion to
the country every year.
But the federal government's
recent spate of visa office closures
and cutbacks around the world
has made acquiring students
a bit hard. It's a classic case of
one hand not knowing what the
other hand's doing. At UBC alone,
there are over 80 international
students who were prevented
from arriving this September due
to visa delays.
And with UBC's plan to build
an entire new training-wheels
college for international students
on the horizon, we can imagine
that they're feeling increasingly
frustrated with Ottawa's position
on this issue.
If the federal government is
goingto expect international
students to kick in significant
amounts to university budgets
across the country, they had
better be ready to fork out a little
cash to make sure those students
can actually get here.
We shouldn't go out of our
way to dehumanize rioters
One of the first UBC students
identified as a party to the 2011
Stanley Cup riots has been dealt
two years of probation.
Camille Cacnio's sentence was
softened due to her community
service record and the non-judicial consequences of being the
face of the riots, which included
getting fired from three jobs.
Some have wondered why those
humanizing details matter and
why we don't punish her to the
full extent of the law.
While these people must
be judged on the basis of their
crimes, personal stories do
matter.
All along, what people seem
to really want out of these riot
cases is to punish the anonymous
rioter: the one they saw on top of
a car or stuffing a cloth into a gas
tank.
But the best possible result in
this case is that the lawbreakers
pay a debt to society and emerge
as contrite but still contributing
citizens. Xi
We want your
perspective!
The dangers of trendy
reporting on mental health
9>
EDITOR'S NOTEBOOK
by Jonny Wakefield
People like a good generational
story. A big, sweeping narrative
that tells us who we are and how
we've been shaped by the world
around us. They make us feel like
we're part of something bigger,
and that there's a cohesive reason for why things are the way
they are.
Well, this week, Maclean's
magazine decided that we're the
"broken generation." Actually,
make that #brokengeneration.
The fact that Maclean's is
running with such an article
now — just in time for back to
school! — is revealing. It's a "kids
aren't alright" piece that hinges
on a string of suicides at Cornell
University, all of which happened
in 2010. We're walked through
the depression-related numbers
from the National College Health
Assessment, and are treated to a
bunch of pictures of dead-eyed
young people.
This week, Maclean's
magazine decided
that we're the
"broken generation."
Actually, make that
#brokengeneration.
The mental health issue on
campus isn't new. It's one that
university administrators and
student politicians, not to mention friends and family, have
made a huge priority. But the
problem isn't that such reporting
is boilerplate. The problem is that
it's dangerous.
Reporting on suicide and
depression is a recurring debate
within the media. In 2009, the
Canadian Psychiatric Association
released guidelines on how to report suicide in a way that doesn't
encourage copycat behaviour.
Discouraged practices include
using the word "suicide" in the
headline, giving the issue sensational, repetitive coverage and
setting up simplistic narratives
for why people are suicidal.
Which, when you break it
down, is how Maclean's tackles
this issue, even though they delve
into all the additional stresses
that make university students
more depressed: pressure to do
well, to get a job, to fund an increasingly expensive education.
But the reason why "our best and
brightest are so troubled" is quite
simple. It's membership in a generation: the portrait that emerges
of this group of people who are
trapped by who they are. Broken,
as it were, by the way they were
raised, their expectations and the
institutions they interact with.
Applying a generational narrative to anything is always imprecise. Not everyone who grew
up in the sixties was a hippie, and
not every Gen Xer thought it was
cool to not give a fuck. Things get
even messier when you try this
with something as complex and
personal as mental health.
We're left with the impression
that this generation is helplessly
adrift on some socio-political,
psycho-economic morass. That,
because of the challenges we face
and our apparent inability to deal
with things like our parents did,
we're somehow "broken."
This isn't meant to be
some kind of pep talk, or to
in any way downplay mental
health concerns.
The article concludes with
some vague line about how talking about mental health issues
and organizing around them is
a positive step towards reducing
stigma. Absolutely.
But telling a generation that
their defining characteristics are
depression, stress and suicidal
thoughts? Yeah, that's no way to
go about it. tJ
Errors in UNA noise
bylaw article
TheUbvsse
byssey is always looking for fresh takes on campus, provincial and national
Email opinions@ubyssey.ca with your ideas.
CORRECTION
The Ubyssey strives to bring you
accurate reporting. But an article
in last week's issue did not fully
live up to those expectations.
An article in the September 6
issue of the Ubyssey, "UNA noise
bylaw could affect students,"
contained several errors. The
article indicated that a draft
noise bylaw, if implemented,
would apply to UBC student
residences and other buildings
adjacent to, but not in, UNA
neighbourhoods.
We have since received information clarifying that these
bylaws, in fact, only apply to
activities that take place within
UNA neighbourhoods.
Accordingto UNA Director
Jan Fialkowski, "The bylaws
apply within the boundaries of
the five UNA neighbourhoods:
Hampton, Hawthorne, Chancellor, Wesbrook and East Campus."
She further clarified that
the bylaw would not apply to
residents of Fraser Hall, which
is located within the UNA East
Campus neighbourhood, because
that building is operated by UBC
Student Housing and Hospitality
Services (SHHS).
Fialkowski said she was unsure whether or not the bylaw
would apply to MBA House,
which is located within the UNA
Wesbrook neighbourhood and
exclusively houses students but
is not operated by SHHS. "MBA
House is an interesting one,
because I'm not sure if it [applies
to] MBA House," said Fialkowski.
She added, "It's hardly likely that
the bylaw would ever be used
there, because MBA House is
such a quiet building anyway."
The provincial University Act,
which regulates UBC's powers
over the campus, does give the
UBC Board of Governors the
power to enact noise bylaws that
could apply to any and all areas
of campus, but no such bylaws
are currently in the works, according to Fialkowski.
The Ubyssey regrets not bringing you the full story. tJ W Scene
HUMOUR »
A frosh's guide to the friend zone
HACKEDEX
YOUR UBC WORD OF THE WEEK
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
with Dr. Bryce Warnes
Hi Bryce,
I need advice regarding relationships.
Like many first-year students, sex
in college is something we strive to
achieve, but I want some relationship
guidelines. For now, scoring is what
matters, but at some point I would
have to settle in a relationship. I live on
campus, so it's easy to meet girls, but I
still have to go through the friend zone.
My question is, WHEN DO I KNOW
THAT IT'S THE RIGHT TIME TO
TRY TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT
LEVEL AND HOW CAN I DO IT???
lam asking this because I don't know
how things at UBC work. Your reply
means a lot.
Yours faithfully,
The Kid From the Other Side
Dear Kid,
If you have been spending a lot of
time alone with a lady and the two of
you aren't locking lips, then you are
friends — or, if you prefer, you are in
the friend zone. And I can't make this
any clearer: You will most likely always be friends, and nothing "more."
You can't spend an extended period of time meetingup to do crafts
and bake muffins with a member of
the desired sex and then one day be
like, "Hey, let's do all the stuff we've
Short for the Board of
Governors. The BoG is the
highest decision-making
body at UBC. There are two
students elected to the BoG
annually, and benefits include
a free iPad and an all-access
parking pass to campus.
What I'm Drinking Now
No, you don't need to stop
KAIJAC0BS0N/THE UBYSSEY
Stay out of the "friend zone" by being up front about your intentions from the start.
been doing so far, but with more
squelching noises."
To the other person, you will seem
like a sleazeball, because presumably
you have felt this way all along, but
hid it while you won their trust.
If you want someone to be more
than a pal and more than a hook-up -
a combination of the two, with a little
something extra - then you need to
be honest from the get-go.
Say you meet a girl at a party. You
talk for a while and the two of you
get along well. You think you'd like to
hang out with this person a lot. You
also want to have sex with them.
What you should do is: be a gentleman. Ask her on a date.
Say, "Would you like to have
coffee/a beer sometime?" and if she's
like, "What, as a date?", say "Yes."
If she says no, she probably won't
feel comfortable hanging out with
you even in a platonic-buddies-kind-
of-way, now that she realizes you
want to jump her bones. But that's no
huge loss. After all, you just met like
an hour ago. It's not as though you've
spent months cultivating some sort
of "friendship" with her before mentioning you'd like to rub fuzzies.
If she says yes, then you have
a whole new set of tasks ahead of
you, most of which have to do with
convincing her that you are worthy
BF material.
Asking a pretty lady out for a root
beer float might be scary, but it has
the potential to lead to something
totally awesome. Tryingto "friend"
your way into a relationship, though?
In the words of Biz Markie,
"C'mon, don't even gimme that." 31
Don't know what you should do? Dr.
Bryce does! Email advice@ubyssey.ca
for a chance at havingyour personal
problems solved. All submissions are
entirely anonymous.
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