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GEOFF LISTER/THE UBYSSEY
Students declare
victory on gage south
UBC's land use department, Campus and
Community Planning (CCP), has been looking
for places to increase housing density on campus. They slated the area around the bus loop, known as
the Gage South "Area Under Review," as a site for future
housing that would include faculty and families.
In September, a small group of students launched a
petition to keep Gage South as an area for student housing only. Because of its proximity to Maclnnes Field,
where outdoor concerts are held in September and April,
the worry was that including non-student housing in the
area would take away the freedom of students to use the
space.
After many contentious consultations and accusations that CCP was operating in a non-transparent and
manipulative manner, CCP decided in March to recommend that the Board of Governors designate Gage South
as "Academic." This would keep the area's housing for
students alone. The student leaders ofthe movement, the
most vocal of whom were Neal Yonson and Sean Cregten,
declared victory.
Please support our colleague, fellow student Vien.-
All donations go to the VP Students Office FM
FOR RUMANA MONZUR
GEOFF LISTER/THE UBYSSEY
Ubc community rallies
around rumana monzur
Last June, UBC Master's student Rumana Monzur
was brutally attacked and blinded by her husband while at home in Bangladesh. The story
became international news, and the campus mobilized
in widespread support for Monzur. A university-wide
fundraising campaign aimed towards her recovery hit
$61,000 by late July. The university reserved housing
for Monzur, her two parents and five-year-old daughter. UBC also arranged financial support and made
accommodations to help the now-blind student finish
her thesis.
Despite multiple surgeries in Vancouver, Monzur has
not regained her eyesight. In December, her husband
died in custody at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib
Medical University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
A YEAR LIKE ANY OTHER.
EXCEPT WHEN IT WASN T
2011-2012 was not a year
of wild change or
giant demonstrations. The
university moved forward
on a number of issues
that had stymied them
for some time, folded to
public pressure in other
places, and watched as
their sports teams did
better than other sports
teams. Sort of like most
years. For most students,
it was another year of attending classes, making
friends and, in the middle
of February, reflecting on
how the death of a quiet
elderly man with a chair
and a newspaper could
silently touch so many
people.
GEOFFLISTEmHEU BYSSEY
Travers Wimble
passes away
On the evening of
February 8, Firehall
10 responded to a
call that somebody
was lying motionless
near the junction of University
Boulevard and Wesbrook Mall.
When they arrived, they found
a deceased male who was soon
identified as Travers Wimble.
Wimble, who was homeless,
had occupied a chair in the SUB
every day for at least six years,
reading newspapers and drinking coffee. The chair was empty
on February 9. When students
realized he had passed away, the
outpouringwas unprecedented.
Within hours ofthe news
breaking, a few newspapers and
a Starbucks coffee cup were
placed on his chair. Then, a
bouquet of flowers and a candle.
Bythe end ofthe day the chair
had become a monument that
attracted the attention of every
passerby, and the news continued to spread.
More information about
Wimble slowly emerged, including that his wife and daughter
had been killed in accidents
years ago. The story crashed The
Ubyssey's servers, sending more
than ten times our daily readership to the site. A memorial is
now being built for Wimble, as
a tribute to his daily, but quiet,
presence in the lives of students.
As our story put it: "He didn't
have a home. But he had a
community."
COURTESY UBC ATHLETICS
Five years of women's
volleyball dominance
In November, we ran a long feature that examined
whether the UBC women's volleyball team was the
greatest dynasty in the university's athletic history.
If there was any doubt, this year's performance may have
erased it.
The T-Birds entered the Canada West final as the No. 1
seed, but were upset by the University of Alberta Pandas
in five sets. Yet they had already clinched their spot
in the nationals, and still entered the tournament as a
force to be reckoned with. In the national championship
game they once again faced off against the Pandas, and,
spurred on by a spectacular fourth set, emerged victorious. This was the T-Birds' fifth straight championship, a
massive accomplishment in a very competitive league.
UBC will only lose two players from this year's team,
giving them a very good chance for another championship in 2013. One ofthe players leaving is Kyla Richey,
who now joins four other former Thunderbirds on
Canada's national team as they vie for a spot in the
Olympics.
GEOFFLISTEmHEU BYSSEY
Peeked interest photo
creeping
It is almost impossible to guess what will captivate
the attention of students on any given day, but an
anonymous photo-sharing site did the job earlier this
year. Peeked Interest, a website that allows you to upload
a photo of an attractive stranger in the hope that they will
see it and respond, was launched by UBC student Frans
Kouwenhoven and former University of Victoria student
Darryl Mclvor.
The Ubyssey's story about Peeked Interest quickly went
viral after being posted in March, racking up nearly 5000
page views since then. The website has now been taken
offline to work on improvements over the summer, but
it reports that 450 photos were uploaded over a six-week
trial period and 45 people reached out to a submitter after
recognizing themselves in the photo. 41 Year in Review 04.16.2012
Wacky ways
people have
found ubyssm.
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oddest ways people have used a
search engine to click through to
ubyssey.ca this year. We've edited
this list for most of the filthy, porn-
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presented as keywords followed by
the number of visits.
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laid
Banner year for
thunderbirds football
Since 2006, the only thing to look forward to in each UBC football season has been the Shrum Bowl. The team simply wasn't good, bordering
on irrelevant. But that all changed this year, with a rollercoaster of a
season that captured the attention of thousands of students.
In his second year as UBC's coach, Shawn Olson managed to completely
revitalize the program. The former Vanier Cup-winning quarterback took
Billy Greene under his wing. Bythe end ofthe year, Greene was not only
the best quarterback in the country, but the best player in the country. UBC
finished the season 6-2, and won all four of their home games. Prior to this
year, UBC hadn't won a home game since 2008. They finished second in the
Canada West and won a home playoff game, a feat they hadn't accomplished
since 1999. Over 3000 fans came to Thunderbird Stadium to watch the
'Birds beat Saskatchewan 27-22 in the Canada West quarterfinals.
The following week, UBC was blown out by Calgary in the Canada West
final. And then, insult onto injury: after the season ended, the T-Birds self-
reported that they had accidentally used an ineligible player all season. The
Canada West stripped them of all of their victories, and left them with an official record of 0-8. This made Billy Greene the only player in Canadian university history to play for a winless team and be named the national MVP.
DAVID ELOFffHE UBYSSEY
Ubc switches to broad-based
admissions
UBC is set to become the first large university in Canada to use broad-
based admissions across all faculties. This means that instead of
exclusively focusing on grades as a basis for admission, the university
will look at extracurricular activities and life experience. Until now, Arts and
Commerce were the only major faculties to use broad-based admissions.
The response to this change has mostly been positive. The Globe and Mail
ran a very supportive column, seeingthis as a move to diversify UBC's stagnating student culture.
Coupled with an increased focus on Grade 11 marks for early admission and
the abolishment ofthe President's Entrance Scholarship, which was based
solely on marks, UBC is making significant changes to the way it takes in
students.
It is no coincidence that UBC's admission system is startingto look very
similar to that of Ivy League schools.
GEOFF LISTER/THE UBYSSEY
Bookstore makes a shift to
RETAIL
The UBC Bookstore was an unexpected source of controversy this
year. It was originally set to change its name to "UBC Central" in
August, but this was met with an outcry from students and faculty
who were upset at the de-emphasis on books. A petition against the name
change gathered nearly 1000 signatures, including the dean of Arts, Gage
Averill. The Bookstore decided to postpone the name change.
The primary motivation for the name change was to offset dropping book
sales by increasing other retail sales. In October, a Ubyssey investigation
revealed that the Bookstore had told at least one merchandise supplier to
cut off an AMS store or risk losing its Bookstore contract. And in April, the
Board of Governors approved a $5 million expansion for the Bookstore—all
for non-book retail space.
Liberal budget disappoints
universities
When the BC Liberals announced their budget for the year, there
weren't many places getting an increase. But only one sector received a substantial cut: post-secondary education. Universities,
colleges and other institutions will have to cut a total of $70 million out of
their budgets over the next three years. And although the provincial government has said these cuts won't affect student programs, the effects of
cuts to rural colleges have already shown that claim to be untrue.
While large research universities like UBC won't feel the pinch right
away, Pierre Ouillet, UBC's VP Finance and Operations, has said that this
funding model is not sustainable for the university. We don't yet know
what the consequences of these cuts are goingto be, but they certainly
won't be good.
<AITLYN TISSINGTON/THE UBYSSEY
Cold showers at totem brings
out internal animosity
When UBC opened two new residence buildings in Totem Park last
August, nobody anticipated the array of problems the super-sustainable structures would encounter. The buildings had issues with
the water heating system almost all year, making the showers so consistently
cold that students in the new buildings received monetary compensation for
their discomfort. There were also issues with exposed wiring and plumbing in
common areas.
The episode underscored the sometimes strained relationship between
student employees of Student Housing and Hospitality Services (SHHS) and
their superiors. Residence advisor Laura Fukumoto wrote a scathing piece in
The Ubyssey, attackingthe paternalistic way SHHS had handled the situation.
Fukumoto said that RAs received the brunt of student frustration, but got
little help from their bosses, who mostly smiled and said not to worry.
SHHS said they will use the summer to fix the technical problems at
Totem, and have fast-tracked the renovation ofthe older buildings. Whether
the systemic issues can be repaired as easily remains to be seen.
GEOFF LISTER/THE UBYSSEY
Interned japanese-canadians
receive honorary degrees
Duringthe World War Two, 76 Japanese-Canadian UBC students
were interned and not allowed to return to UBC to complete their
degrees. Mary Kitagawa, a fourth-generation Japanese-Canadian,
started a petition last fall to grant honorary degrees to these former students, but the UBC Senate hesitated. Instead of issuing an honorary baccalaureate, UBC wanted to find a different way to honour the students because
this was a special case that didn't fall under the normal tribute policies.
After public outrage about the delay, the Senate finally decided in
November to create a new type of honorary degree with a different title, along with creating a minor in Asian-Canadian studies and a tribute
symposium.
The degrees will be presented at a special ceremony for the former students in May.
"I always considered myself a UBC student," said honorary degree recipient Mits Sumiya, who was interned duringthe war. "It's a great feeling," he
said ofthe honorary degrees. "It's like coming home." 13 Tlie People
04.16.20121 5
T
he Ubyssey doesn't do a "Person ofthe Year" like Time magazine for a whole host of reasons. But as
another year ends, we feel its important to highlight some of the people around campus who have
shaped the issues UBC talked about Some of them we've periodically profiled throughout the year-hut
all of them are worthy of praise.
Ifran Reayat &
Erik MacKinnon
The Rabble-Rousers
Richard Lam
The Alum Who Gives Back
Deb Pickman &
Wilson Wong
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Way back in September, Irfan Reayat had the idea of
unionizing the AMS security guards—something the
AMS was not exactly keen on. His actions spurred
an escalating conflict of bitter feelings between the AMS and
the now-unionized security staff, and may result in a strike
before it's resolved. And duringthe summer, Erik MacKinnon
resigned his position from the AMS Budget Committee due to
their decision to give executives a pay increase in the middle
of their term without goingthrough proper channels. For both
Reayat and MacKinnon, their persistence has led them to have
more than a few enemies—but has also forced the AMS to own
up to their decisions in a very public way.
Brian Vincent &
John Hepburn
The Great Debaters
While animal research continues to go on at universities across Canada, it's only at UBC that the battle
over the ethics ofthe practice truly rages. That's
due largely to the efforts of STOP UBC Animal Research
founder Brian Vincent, who has spent the year heading an
organization that criticizes UBC's practices on a weekly
basis. This was the case last year as well. But in November,
something changed: UBC decided to release partial numbers
on animal experiments, and VP Research John Hepburn
oversaw a process that led UBC to become a little more open
about the research done here. The decision didn't assuage
STOP'S fury, but it led to this campus being the only one in
Canada that deals with this divisive issue through honest
debate.
To say Richard Lam has had a good year might be an
understatement. After shooting most ofthe Stanley
Cup playoffs, Lam's famous photo ofthe riot kiss went
viral. But Lam's year was only warming up. The Rugby World
Cup hired Lam to manage avenue in New Zealand and he
was in Mexico for the Pan Am Games in October. Yet between
whirlwind tours of world sporting events, Lam still shoots for
the UBC Thunderbirds. He's been doing it for years, starting
when he took over the photo editor position at The Ubyssey
in 1996. He's one ofthe few constants in the revolving door of
student athletics, and is always willing to lend a helping hand
to young photographers. He's also a professionally successful
alum who works very hard to stay in touch with the campus
community, a rarity at UBC.
Alyessa Koehn
The Do-it-AII Student
At UBC, "student leadership" brings to mind a specific
mindset: idealism, multitasking and caring about everything far too much. Alyssa Koehn embodies this
mindset with a tirelessly upbeat attitude. Over the past year,
she's heaped her plate high with involvement and come back
for seconds: she led the Student Leadership Conference and
ran for AMS president, on top of her previous experience in
the Senate, UBC Rec, Housing and an AMS referendum. "I
have a pretty hard time saying no to anythingbecause I want
every experience," said Koehn in a January Ubyssey interview.
Although she lost the presidential race to Matt Parson, she
has unquestionably left her mark on UBC and the AMS. She
consistently pushes us to look beyond our knee-jerk rejection
of "student leaders" who get too cozy with UBC staff, and see
the benefit of genuine, uncynical enthusiasm.
There are plenty of games, screenings and performances
happening on campus nearly every weekend ofthe
school year. But aside from periodic write-ups by this
paper, most ofthe students competing and performing would
go unnoticed if not for the yeoman's work of Deb Pickman and
Wilson Wong, who handle communications for UBC theatre
and film (Pickman) and UBC Athletics (Wong). They write up
previews of events, tweet anything related to their respective
performers and work diligently to raise the profile of some of
the most involved students on campus. An extra compliment
goes to Wong, who started the job just weeks before the school
year began with no institutional support, and has spent far too
many days working long into the night.
Sean Cregten &
Neal Yonson
The Bad Cop/Bad Cop Duo
Gage South is slated to be zoned as "Academic," and students owe a debt of gratitude to Neal Yonson and Sean
Cregten. While most students wanted Gage South to be
used for student-related facilities, few actually did anything
about it. Yonson and Cregten spearheaded the movement to
keep the heart of campus dedicated to students, and did so in a
non-confrontational way that got attention from the university. While Yonson has received some recognition for leading
the petition to keep non-student housing out of Gage South,
most of his and Cregten's work goes unnoticed. The fact that
Cregten and Yonson did so much ofthe behind-the-scenes
grunt work on Gage South shows how much they truly care
about land use decisions that will affect students for years to
come. 6 I 04.16.2012
Christy Clark
Randy Schmidt
Brian Sullivan
Stephen Harper
Thomas Beyer
Kathy Yan Li
Hans Seidermann
Pierre Ouillet
Gregor Robertson
Stephen Owen
Sean Cregten
Neal Yonson
Caroline Wong
Brian Vincent
Sumedha Sharma
Joe Scott
Andrew Parr
The Pit Pub
UBC Theatre
Vancouver Canucks
Sean Heisler
Kevin Hanson
Mike Mosher
Chan Centre
Imagine Day
Tristan Miller
Nathan Yu
Place Vanier
Erik MacKinnon
Kyle Richey
South Casnpus
Maria Harris
Zara Huntley
Justin Yang
Totem Park
Lucie McNeil
Affordable Housing
Municipal Government
Kiran Mahal
Bijan Ahmadian
Katherine Tyson
KyleWamick
Mike Silley
Elin Tayyar
Billy Greene
Gage South
Stephen Toope
Matt Parson
Board of Governors
Jeremy McElroy
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NEW SUB »
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But the venture could prove as pricey as $50,000
for two slides
NatalyaKautz
StaffWriter
The AMS is still committed to putting slides in the new SUB, but they
come with a hefty price tag.
The current proposal features
two slides, each spanning one floor.
One would descend from the fourth
to the third floor, and the other
from the third to the second floor.
The two slides are currently budgeted at $50,000 altogether.
"We've budgeted money for this
and we're waiting to hear back from
Dialogue HBBH about where exactly we want to place it," said Caroline
Wong, AMS VP Administration
and chair ofthe New SUB Project
Committee.
"It'll be something like a playground slide. Pretty safe, pretty
small, but just a faster way of transportation," she said.
The AMS is still discussingthe
idea with the architects.
Originally, the slide was going
to span five stories and go through
the atrium. But Wong said it would
have been disruptive to the firm's
design.
Working any size of slide into the
design is still difficult, said Bruce
Haden, a principal architect at
Dialogue HBBH. Because the idea
arrived so late, they haven't been
included in the drawings.
"The problem is, [slides are] a big
enough idea that it's always better
to have it as part ofthe original design intention. It's often weaker to
add it at a later date," he said.
Students can say...'Our
new SUB is pretty cool.'
Caroline Wong
AMS VP Administration
"We have to do more work to
figure out whether it's a feasible or
reasonable thing to do."
Haden said safety issues are
currently a concern, but Wong said
the AMS had already looked into
precautionary measures.
"It'd definitely be something
we'd lock up at night. We don't
want people climbing up the slide
or anything like that."
The
change
to one-story
slides was
a safety move,
and raised sides
would keep students
from falling out.
However, fourth-year
student Julia Patey was hesi
tant about the cost.
"It would be fun, it might bring
some energy into the SUB. Just
knowing how much it cost would be
the turn-off for me," Patey said.
"I feel like they could come
up with better ideas to make the
SUB unique. With that amount of
money, you could do a lot of other
things."
The cost ofthe slides has not impacted other plans in the new SUB,
Wong assured. "So far we're balanced, we're not over-budget right
now and we're pretty happy where
this is going," she said.
"It will be somethingthat students would feel is a unique piece of
their new home and that they can
say 'our new SUB is pretty cool.'" 13
NDIANAJOEUTHE UBYSSEY
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UBC Land Use Plan Amendments
The University of British Columbia's Public Hearing Committee will hold a Public Hearing respecting proposed amendments to the Land
Use Plan for UBC's Vancouver Campus. The Public Hearing is being held in accordance with Part 10-2010 of the Municipalities Enabling and
Validating Act (No. 3), S.B.C. 2001, c. 44 and Ministerial Order No. M229.
The proposed Land Use Plan amendments are as follows:
• Re-designate, and adjust labeling for the "Area Under
Review" on maps Schedules A, B, and C of the Land Use Plan,
to reflect "Academic" use.
• Delete Section 4.1.7 "Area Under Review".
• Insert the following new wording after Section 5.1.3:
"Section 5.1.4 Neighbourhood Distribution
The UBC Board of Governors adopted residential floor space
allocations for neighbourhoods on campus to ensure a future
population that would support a sustainable community and
to transfer the floor space that would have been accommodated
on the UBC Farm and other areas to new neighbourhoods
(see Land Use Plan Next Steps: Neighbourhood Distribution
Report, April 2011 to Board of Governors). Achieving these
floor space allocations is essential to UBC's academic mission,
student housing goals, faculty and staff housing goals,
endowment value and sustainable community goals. All
residential floor space not achieved in these neighbourhoods
will be located to different parts of campus in future."
The proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan affect
the UBC Vancouver campus lands, as shown in Map A,
as attached to this Notice of Public Hearing.
All persons who believe they may be affected by the above
proposed amendments to the Land Use Plan will be afforded
a reasonable opportunity to be heard in person and/or by
written submission.
A speakers list will be available for the public to sign at the
entrance of the Public Hearing venue approximately 30
minutes prior to the start of the Public Hearing.
Speakers will be asked to come forward in the order of
the speakers list and will be allowed up to five minutes to
address the Public Hearing Committee regarding the
proposed amendments.
Should you have any concerns or comments you wish
to communicate to the Committee in advance of the
Public Hearing, you can write to: Committee Clerk for
the Public Hearing, c/o Campus and Community
Planning, 2210 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z4 or
public.hearing.clerk@ubc.ca. To be considered, advanced
submissions must be received by noon on Wednesday, Apri
25. After this deadline, any written submissions must be
made, in person only, directly to the Committee Clerk until the
end of the Public Hearing.
Written submissions received prior to or submitted during
the Public Hearing will be included as part of the official
public record by the Committee Clerk. Submissions
received after the conclusion of the Public Hearing will not
be considered by the Public Hearing Committee or the
UBC Board of Governors.
The proposed amendments and relevant background material
may be inspected at the offices of Campus and Community
Planning, 2210 West Mall, Vancouver, BC, from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, except
statutory holidays, from April 12 to April 25, 2012.
The Procedural Rules for the Public Hearing are available
for inspection at the offices of Campus and Community
Planning or by contacting the office as noted to the right,
below the map.
Please note, no refreshments or food will be provided at the hearing.
This notice contains important information which may affect you. Please ask someone to translate it for you.
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For further information, contact:
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04.16.2012 | 10
From red ass to wall ball, the
game has changed. Is this a
good thing?
Bryce Warnes
StaffWriter
It goes by many names: wall ball,
fumble, bottoms up, booty and,
perhaps most memorably, red ass.
It is played during recess on school
playgrounds across the country,
despite many attempts by teachers
to ban it. It is a game of action and
strategy. More importantly, it is a
game that revolves around causing
others pain.
"It's really a form of dodgeball," says Dr Joy Butler, a Physical
Education Teacher Education coordinator in the department of curriculum and pedagogy at UBC. "I've
been a PE teacher for ten years, and
then spent the rest of my career
preparing students to become PE
teachers. One ofthe things that
we talk about is the domination of
dodgeball in recreational time."
Accordingto Butler, dodgeball—
and its sub-varieties—allows some
kids to intimidate and hurt others.
"There is no institutionalized
game that allows the ball to be hit
directly to a player, when you think
about it," says Butler.
While players may make incidental contact with the
ball or puck in games
like hockey or baseball, no games outside the playground
require players to
strike each other
intentionally.
Butler characterizes red ass as "legalized bullying." In her
eyes, it is not a valid recess activity,
but enforcement against it "would
depend on how good the supervision is...Sometimes people look the
other way."
She points to the USA's National
Association for Sport and Physical
Education (NASPE), which released
a position paper in 2006 stating
that "dodgeball is not an appropriate activity for K-12 school physical
education programs."
The NASPE paper also states that
"being targeted because they are
the 'weaker' players, and being hit
by a hard-thrown ball, does not help
kids to develop confidence."
Patrick Mcllhone helps operate
an after-school program for kids in
the K-7 age range. He fondly recalls
playing red ass when he was growing up in Ontario. He notices the
kids he supervises playing it now,
although the name and rules ofthe
game have changed.
"It's called wall ball [now], because ... if [the kids] say red ass,
even though it's such a quality name
for a game, I obviously have to get
mad at them," says Mcllhone.
Wall ball shifts focus from hurting other players to disqualifying them from play, via a system
of "lives" that are depleted when
a player up against the wall is hit.
And there's a limit on how hard one
player can throw the ball at another.
"They can only throw it underhand, and not that hard. They just
can like lob it at [the other player],"
says Mcllhone, who says this
change in playing style is caused by
a shift in the sensibilities of teachers and supervisors.
"In schools now they tell you you
can't...play games where kids are intentionally trying to hit each other.
Ifyou play dodgeball, a lot of people
in education think that it promotes
aggression," says Mcllhone.
He agrees that such games have
the potential to become a form of
"legalized bullying."
"I can see dodgeball turned into a
situation where the stronger players
are just hammering on the weaker
players," he says.
But if dodgeball-type games are
so detrimental to the players, why
do kids play them during recess or
after school time?
"It's true that there are games
that are self-organized, and you
wonder what the motivation is of
the students who get 'whammed'
or 'creamed' by a ball," says Butler.
To explain, she says, "I think you
have to look into
the psychology of
bullying."
"Why do kids
love dodgeball
so much?" says
Mcllhone. "Because
they get to peg
other kids with the
ball."
Even in watered-
down versions like wall ball, where
only light, underhand throws are
allowed, "there's never a time
when a kid's face lights up more
than when it's his turn to throw
the ball at the other kid," says
Mcllhone.
While Mcllhone never recalls
anyone ever getting seriously injured when he used to play red ass,
he notes that he "wouldn't let kids
play by the old rules."
"I don't think anyone would get
hurt playing by the old rules, but
personally, even if it's low probability, I would never take a chance
with the safety ofthe kids under
my supervision."
Wall ball may have supplanted
red ass among today's kids, but that
doesn't mean it is immune from
revival by immature adults. After
all, UBC REC hosts intramural
dodgeball, played by people who
are technically adults. Is there
potential for red ass to make a
comeback?
"I don't know any situation
where a group of adults would get
together and be like, 'You know
what would be wicked? Playing red
ass,'" says Mcllhone.
"Although now that I'm thinking
about it, I think that people would
be into it." 13
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To play red ass, you will
need a tennis/racguet ball.
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surface (brick or cement
wall, etc.) and a playing area
covered by asphalt, cement
or hard-packed dirt/gravel.
When a player fumbles, they must make
physical contact with the wall before another
player seizes the ball and hits the wall with it.
If the ba II touches the wa II
before the player who has
fumbled, the player is "up."
A player is also "up" when:
- He/she throws the ball at the
wall, and the rebound is caught
by another player before it
makes contact with the ground.
- He/she throws at and hits
someone who is not "up."
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1. Player 1 (the one who is "up") stands against the wall,
palms spread on its surface or (optional) covering
the back of his/her head. In some variations, the "up"
player bends over 90 degrees while facing the wall.
2. Player 2 (the one who got Player 1 "up") stands an
agreed-upon distance from the "up" player.
3. Player 2 throws the ball as hard as possible at Player
4. After Player 2 throws, regardless of whether the ball
makes contact with Player 1's ass or other body parts,
the game resumes.
There are no teams. Your goal is to get
other players "up." so you may physically
punish them. The most common way to
get a player "up" is to out-throw them during a fumble.
A fumble occurs when:
- Player catches ball, then drops it.
- Player is touched by ball, but does not
catch it (the ball may next hit the ground,
or be caught by another player).
- Player throws ball at wall, but ball hits
ground before contacting wall.
- Player moves beyond the carrying limit.
The carrying limit is a distance/time agreed
on by all players (usually one to three steps
or seconds) that a player holding the ball
may not exceed.
- Player throws ball, but misses wall entirely.
This is not a common error.
If the player who has fumbled contacts the wall before the ball does,
play resumes as normal.
Red ass can be played for an indefinite
period.
Action is driven by players attempting to catch
the ball, so that they may be the next to throw
it. Throwing the ball allows a player to establish
angles of rebound that are difficult to catch,
possibly increasing the odds of other players
fumbling. Also, throwing a tennis ball at a wall
is fun. 04.162012
Sports 111
The Sports
Panel
It's been a wild year for UBC
athletics. There's been multiple
national championships, MVPs,
near misses and disappointments.
Our esteemed panel of scotch-
drinking, chew-spitting intellectuals
looks back on the year that was.
What was the biggest sports
story of the year?
Kyla Richey, Robyn
Pendleton, Billy Greene,
Tommy Gossland and
Savannah King were all
MVPs. Who was THE MVP?
A few teams had bad seasons
and some had really bad
seasons. Which team was the
biggest disappointment?
If you had to send a tweet to
summarize the entire season,
what would it be?
If you could go on a date with
one UBC athlete, who would it
be and where would you go?
Besides trying your best, what
is the main thing at sports?
(Question requested by Bryce
Warnes)
Drake
Fenton
Ubyssey Sports Editor
Sports Knowledge:
Washed-up athlete
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Five consecutive national championships. Women's volleyball. Do I
need to say anything else?
It's hard to choose between
these five, but King is going to the
Olympics, and there is a chance
she could medal. She gets my
vote.
Men's basketball, women's hockey
and women's rugby were all letdowns, but I would really like to
see our men's hockey team host a
playoff game.
Emotionally invested. Must detach.
Care too much about UBC sports.
#needalife. #noonereadsmysection
Well. I would like to meet
@UBCDimeWatch (pretty sure they
are hockey players) and go creep
on some climes.
Going to the bar afterwards.
Bryce
Warnes
Ubyssey Stallion
Sports Knowledge:
Sports games expert
Found out there is a women's
volleyball team, and also that volleyball is not the same game as
dodgeball. which as a fact really
ti irned my world upside down.
The Most Valuable Player is yourself, and the sport is Your Life, so
get out there and try your hardest, bud!
Biggest disappointment was when
I found out that there is no varsity
red ass team.
Really enjoying this Old Bay seasoning, adds tons of flavour to my
rice pilaf. #favseasoning #msg????
a dime, and trick @UBCDimeWatch
into tweeting re: my hot bod.
Trick guestion. there is no besides.
Sports Knowledge:
Former sports editor and general
man of knowledge
ma
It's hard enough for me to do five
push-ups in a row. To win five national championships in a row. as
the women's volleyball team did.
simply defies logic.
All are the best of the best when
compared to other Canadians.
But Savannah King has the best
chance to become an elite world
swimmer.
Men's basketball. With five seniors
on the sguad. their late-season
collapse has to rank as one of
coach Kevin Hanson's biggest
disappointments.
Four national championships
and record attendance at football
games...who needs the #NCAA?
Alex1
fice. because there are people
in my office who have legitimate
crushes on her and I would like to
see them fume.
Giving it 100%. taking it one game
at a time, taking it one guarter at
a time, making every shot count,
not getting down, not letting up.
and always: don't stop believin'.
Jonny
Wakefield
Ubyssey Print
Managing Editor
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Sports Knowledge:
Completed the Friday Night Lights
series.
==
The football team had all their wins
stripped away five days before
Christmas. Expect a lot of large,
angry men coming back with
something to prove next year.
This is one of those ridiculous
things sportscasters discuss to
time. Seriously, they all play com
pletely different sports. Billy Greene
probably can't swim very well.
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The men's rugby team lost to Cal
pretty badly. Would have been
nice to see them keep up their
end of that rivalry.
Wow. getting emotionally invested in sports isn't worth it
sometimes. #bandwagon
I'd enjoy a gentleman's c
T-Birds kicker Billy Pavlopoulos. We
could grab lunch, then just walk
around kicking things.
Earning more points than the
other team, in points-based
sports games, is of paramount
importance.
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Watch the last show of the year at ubyssey.ca.
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Canada?
The Ubyssey is hiring for a number of part-time positions.
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to coordinating
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candidates will be notified in early May. More info at ubysseij.
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Copy Editor: $700/month
• Maintain The Ubyssey's style
guide and know the guide inside
and out
• Ensure that other editors are
aware of the style guide, and
provide them with a shorter reference guide to follow
• Be at the Ubyssey office for the
final three hours before each issue is sent in to the printers
• Be knowledgable about libel
and libel laws
• Copy edit every page at least
twice during production nights,
and do this both effectively and
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• Work a daily shift in the office
(five days a week) to edit web stories and maintain consistent style
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Three Senior Writers: $350/
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• Contribute three articles every
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• Be adept at writing all types of
stories in their respective sections
• Able to both pitch story ideas of
their own and pick up stories from
editors
• Available to turn out timely articles within 2-48 hours
• Writing editorials and taking part
in overall development of the
newspaper is encouraged, though
not reguired
• Specific work to be decided by
supervising section editor.
Illustrator: $3SO/month
• Assisting the art director with
the visual feel of The Ubyssey
• Contribute at least two major
illustrations a week
• Be adept at a variety of drawing
styles, from caricature to drafting,
depending on the tone reguired
for the illustration
• Have a strong conception of
how to tie visuals to the content
of an article, and be proactive in
pitching ideas
• Ability to manipulate images in
Photoshop and Illustrator is encouraged, though not reguired
• Specific work to be decided by
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• Work with the Managing Editor.
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design process
• Familiar with Adobe InDesign
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video editor to edit the footage
for public viewing
• Occasionally reguired to take
photographs at events
• A camera is an asset, though
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Life's a happy song/ When there's someone by your side to sing along
NDIANAJOEL/THE UBYSSEY
The best job a student could have
After four years of working at The Ubyssey, Justin
McElroy looks back on his student journalism career
Editor's
Notebook
Justin
McElroy
When I was seven years old, I
forced change upon UBC.
In War Memorial Gym, tired
after a day of soccer camp, I asked
my aunt if I could get a fruit cup.
She said yes, and I proceeded to
wander around the building.
What happened next isn't clear,
but I somehow fell down three
flights of stairs, broke my arm and
got a concussion. UBC put full stair
railings in at War Memorial a few
weeks afterwards.
I sometimes tell this story, with
the punchline of "If nothing else,
that was my contribution to UBC."
Now, leaving UBC after seven
years with a political science degree and four years at The Ubyssey,
I can safely retire that line.
The job I've had is, without a
doubt, the best a university student
could have. I've had the privilege
of watching the happenings of a
small city on a daily basis and reporting on them. More than that,
I've gotten to work with tremendously talented people who have
photographed, drawn, filmed and
written about these things better
than I ever could hope to.
I often say that when you work
at The Ubyssey, you're three different things. First and most
importantly, you're a journalist:
reporting stories, highlighting
events, holding truth to power, and
everything else that immediately
comes to mind.
Second, you're an advocate. The
power ofthe press is a humbling
responsibility. To decide which issues to publicize and which causes
to champion (like say, pointing out
constantly that UBC is the largest
urban area in Canada without a
municipal government) is something to always be mindful of.
But we're also historians. For
93 years, The Ubyssey has documented the events of this campus.
In many ways, what we see and
write about becomes the record of
life at UBC. Around our office are
thick blue volumes containing all
ofthe papers of each school year.
Dotting those pages are the names
of journalistic titans, people we all
wish to be like one day. You stand
in awe ofyour responsibility, and
you are determined to carry on the
tradition.
For the last four years, I've
enjoyed nearly every minute of
it. I've seen UBC struggle with a
global economic crisis, a provincial
government that hasn't supported
post-secondary education nearly
enough and tensions that arise
when you put a centrally-planned
city inside a university. But I've
also seen, especially this year,
UBC address some ofthe systemic
issues that sometimes make this
campus feel like a soulless and
expensive degree factory. That
the promise of Place and Promise
actually seems like a possibility is a
pleasant surprise.
Meanwhile, this paper has
gone from a black-and-white
old-fashioned newspaper that
rarely made use ofthe internet
to a full-colour tabloid that does
social media and video better than
anyone else in the country. The
Ubyssey is now, I hope, the type of
media organization that university students in 2012 expect their
campus news source to be—and
I'm so proud ofthe dozens and
dozens of people who have made
this happen.
And as for me? I've been able
to cover Obama campaign rallies,
interview premiers, work next to
Bob Costas and Jimmy Fallon at
the 2010 Olympics, direct viral
videos, travel across Canada, meet
my journalism heroes and watch
students do amazing things on a
daily basis. I've found best friends
and begun a career that seemed
like an imaginary thing that real
people didn't do. All because I did
what thousands of UBC students
do everyyear: I found an interesting group of like-minded students
to be around.
I'm not really sure how to end
this, frankly. Once I'm done typing, I'm going back to my basement office to help edit a video
about events at UBC this year that
parodies the song "We Didn't Start
the Fire," work on a few profiles of
super-involved students, squabble
over whether Japanese or Chinese
food is ordered for dinner, edit a
couple stories on silly things the
AMS is thinking of doing, and then
probably drink the night away.
Which sort of encapsulates the
joy that is what my job has been.
Thank you for letting me have it. 13
The Ubyssey employs ten
full-time editors, all of whom
somehow got through the year
without murdering each other.
Here's where everyone is going from here:
Coordinating editor Justin
McElroy will be a curmudgeonly
intern for The Province over the
summer.
Print managing editor Jonny
Wakefield is taking the helm as
coordinating editor for next year.
Web managing editor Arshy
Mann is moving to Toronto as
the National Bureau Chief for the
Canadian University Press.
News editor Kalyeena Makortoff
is taking off to England to beg the
BBC for a job. Our other news editor Micki Cowan is riding off into
the sunset to find new adventures.
Culture editor Ginny Monaco
plans to actually finish her goddamn creative writing degree.
Features editor Brian Piatt and
sports editor Drake Fenton are
both heading to Ottawa to enter
the Master ofjournalism program
at Carleton University. And party.
Art director Geoff Lister is heading
to Belgium on exchange to drink
beer and be a normal student.
Video editor David Marino has forsaken moving pictures to devote
his life to writing crime novels. Just
kidding! He'll be back next year,
continuing to make amazing video.
What a
year
This paper wouldn't be possible
without our motley crew of indefatigable volunteers. Here are
the people who helped make The
Ubyssey happen this year.
Fatima Al-Samak, Lisa Anderson,
Ludmila Andrea, Jeff Aschkinasi,
Malcolm Bailey, Andrew Bates,
Dulguun Bayasgalan, Jacob Bayless,
Jeff Blake, Cloe Bocker, Tanner
Bokor, Kait Bolongaro, Veronika
Bondarenko, Chris Borchert, Evan
Brow, Edward Buddiman, Dharra
Budicha, Rheanna Buursman, Ducan
Cairns-Brenner, Golids Chami,
Collyn Chan, David Chen, Sunny
Chen, Susan Cheng, Colin Chia,
Jon Chiang, Caroline Chingcuanco,
Tim Chow, Jenica Chuahiock,
Vinicius Cid, Cantel Colleypriest,
Conrad Compagna, Natalie Corbo,
Micki Cowan, Josh Curran, Yara
De Jong, Katherine DeClerq,
Maitrayee Dhaka, Adrian Diaz, Mike
Dickson, TseringDorje, Alexandra
Downing, Hayley Dunning, Rhys
Edwards, David Elop, Chad Embree,
Kaan Eraslan, Robin Fan, Kyle
Farquharson, Claire Fong, Laura
Fukomoto, Raeven Geist-Deschamps,
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04.162012 | 15
HUMOUR? »
Biggest Stories From 2011 and 2012 AD School Year They
Don't Want You to Know
Warnes
World
Bryce
Warnes
Oh boy! Another year done at
UBC. Itwas definitely a major year
because of all the fun that we were
always having. When I say "we," I
mean WE, the STUDENTS, who
in some ways are exactly like a big
family of 47,000 people, except a
family where dad doesn't lock you
in the hall closet when one of his
girlfriends comes over, and Auntie
Deb doesn't have a goiter on her
neck that she makes talk with
ventriloquism.
Man! Families are crazy.
The Ubyssey Student Newspaper
has a list in this issue ofthe biggest "news" that happened this
year at UBC. But you know what?
That's just their opinion! I have
my own opinions ofthe major
things at UBC in 2011 and 2012 AD
school year, and since this is the
"Opinions Section," you bet I am
going to write them.
You probably don't know
this, but The Ubyssey Student
Newspaper covers up a lot of stories that are too controversial. But
just like Zeitgeist says, "The Truth
is Out There!" And I am gonna
tell you the truth now, with the
Biggest Stories from 2011 and 2012
AD School Year They Don't Want
You to Know.
God Came to Knoll in
Spaceship, Told Me to Fight
the Government
In February, I was leaving
the SUB after getting some
tasty sandwiches at the free
Wednesday dinner in AMS
Council Chamber. Suddenly: a
flash of light on the Knoll!
"Lightning?" I thought, and
ran up to the Knoll to check. But
it wasn't lightning, it was God,
who landed on the Knoll in a flying saucer.
"Bryce," God said, in mind-
talk. "The world is really messed
up. Nobody believes in me any
more. Do you believe in me?"
"I totally believe in you," I said
to God. "You have such nice hair."
"Thanks," said God. "Listen
Bryce, if you want to save the
world, you got to make sacrifices.
And one ofthe sacrifices is fighting the government."
Then God explained to me
how the government is stopping
people from believing in God by
putting chemicals in the trails
that planes make in the sky, and
also by using the Federal Reserve
to make a World Government run
by Israel.
"I will definitely fight the
government!" I said, holding my
hand over my heart.
"Okay," said God. Then he told
me all kinds of government-fighting secrets, such as: making tap
water safe to drink by touching
it with magnets; wrapping cell
phones in tin foil so Zionists can't
listen to it; making bombs with
chemicals; weak points in police
body armour; and homeopathy.
Right now I am just doing my
best to spread the message, which
is pretty easy since I have this
column to write in and be the
voice ofthe people.
Steve Troope Being a Dick
So I went to Steve Troope's
house, because he is UBC
President, and I needed to ask
him questions, such as: Do you
believe in God? Will you help me
fight the government? Give me
money for guns to fight the government, etc.
Steve Troope's house has a big
gate on it, so I couldn't go in. I
waited outside, though, watching
for when he came out.
I waited all day until it was
dark. I took lots of pictures with
my Instagram in order to find
openings in the security perimeter, in case S. Troope did not
agree to fight the government,
and was a Zionist, so I could
"teach him a lesson."
But then Campus Security
showed up and said that if I didn't
go home they would call the police. Normally I would fight the
police, but since my astro-projection is not strong enough yet to
kill a man, I decided it would be a
good idea to go home.
The lesson here is: Steve
Troope = what a dick!
Parkington Monkeys came
Back to life, now living in
Pacific Spirits
Remember how earlier this year,
some scientists gave monkeys
Parkington disease, to see how to
heal Parkington's? And the monkeys died? Well, here's the scoop:
the monkeys are not actually dead.
They came back to life. And
they are living in Pacific Spirits
Park. The Parkington's mutated
the monkeys, so now they are big,
almost as big as people. They even
wear human clothes.
I have been monkey hunting
in Pacific Spirits this year and I
already attacked two research
mutants. They were in sleeping
bags, under some bushes. I started
hitting them with a stick, but they
got up and shouted at me, so I got
the heck out of there, because if
a Parkington monkey bites you,
then you get Parkington's.
Why is UBC not dealing with
this? The whole park is filled
with mutant monkeys in stained
parkas who keep all their stuff in
shopping carts, and UBC is just
sitting here with its finger up its
butthole!
What, do they just expect the
problem to magically "go away?"
That is unrealistic of them.
I got expelled
Apparently, there is not just a "War
on Fun" at UBC. There is a war on
the truth. UBC proved that it is a
front for Moussad and enemy ofthe
truth by sending me the following
letter.
Dear Mr. Warnes.
You are expelled from UBC permanently as of today. The reason why?
Trying to spread the truth and fighting the government, also developing
astro-projection, which is officially
banned at UBC. because we don't
like people to have power
Even though we are your sworn
enemies and fighting on behalf of
the llluminati/reptilian conspiracy
we respect you and your skills, also
your spirit.
Sincerely
Steve Troope.
As you can see, these guys are
not pulling punches. It is time for
the fight against the government to
Get Real.
That is why, as of today, I am
going into hiding, to prepare my
astro-projection force and rally
forces through the world wide web.
If you want to learn more about
the plans to take down the government and take back our freedom,
and also receive coded messages
and celebrity pics, you can follow
me on Twitter.
In the meanwhile, unfortunately, this column will go inactive.
Sorry, guys. This isn't how I
planned things at all. It just got out
of control so fast!
It is tough being the voice ofthe
people. tH
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