0Starting several weeks later than they have historically, Student Association elections will be held in March, from the 10th when nominations open, to the 27th when the last polls close. But little has been done to give notice to unfamiliar students who may be interested in one of the $33,000-a-year executive positions. Students can run for an executive position or a position on the board of directors. The executive positions are full-time salaried positions with many perks and responsibilities. The various responsibilities of the executives and board can be seen in the general bylaws of the SA, and have been altered by recent bylaw changes. The rules of the election are to be approved by the mostly unelected board on the recommendation of the election committee. Multiple members of the election committee have resigned since it was struck by the board on Oct. 8. This means elections this year are being run largely by appointees of a mostly unelected board. In addition, among the controversial bylaw changes that were passed... Full Story »
Photograph By: Matt AnnessGLAMOROUS: Elton John sang and played piano for 6,000 people at the GM Centre, Feb. 12
By: Will McGuirk
Elton John is not so glam rock anymore but he is still glamorous. Sir EJ played the General Motors Centre Feb. 12 to an intimate all-ages pre-Valentine’s Day gathering of 6,000, who danced, waved, blew kisses and clapped at every possible interval for Captain Fantastic, who now spends much of his time in Canada, where he lives with his son and husband. Mid-set at an intermission (“I had to go pee” said the British Knight), the audience surged towards the stage, Iphones bobbing on the sea, capturing every moment. Elton took time to sign albums held aloft. He thanked everyone “for the many years of love and loyalty, so many years of happiness.” The Rocket Man has been performing for almost 50 years and the audience reflected his popularity through those decades; the 60s child of the revolution, the boa and big glasses of the ‘70s, the pop chart domination of the ‘80s, the Broadway success of the 90s to the established married man of the Naughties. All of these changes were tracked in an animated montage video played during Goodbye... Full Story »
Photograph By: Ryan VerrydtLords libero Stephanie Larose plays a ball during the bronze medal quarter-finals against Redeemer. The Lords would lose the match 3-1, putting an end to their season.
By Ryan Verrydt
Coming off a loss to the six-time defending champion Humber Hawks, the Durham Lords battled but came up short in a four-set loss to the Redeemer Royals, putting an end to their season. “We played well yesterday, we just ran out of gas,” Lords head coach Shane Christopher said before the game against Redeemer. “We need to execute a little bit more consistently than we did yesterday.” The Lords got off to a slow start in the first set as setter Meghan Renwick put the first serve into the net. Things wouldn’t get much better for the Lords as Redeemer would take 11 straight points on the strength of all-star Curtiss Straatsma’s serve as they cruised to a 25-11 win. Down 7-4 in the second, Emily Gilbert continued her strong service game for the Lords and allowed them to climb to an 8-7 lead. The teams would trade the lead three times before the Royals started to pull away. With the score 18-15 for the Royals, Christopher called a timeout. The tactic seemed to work as the Lords powered back to tie the game at 19 when the Royals... Full Story »
With foot upon foot of snow falling this winter, DC and UOIT students are becoming frustrated with the reduced number of parking spaces on campus. For those lucky enough to get a spot they are finding themselves cramped because of other vehicles parking over the lines, while others, fed-up with the constant circling of the lots, take it upon themselves to park in the fire lanes.