— No. 6
Students to pay higher tuition i_:_i
By Richard Berta The Doon Student Association hosted a Tuition Fee Forum in the
have to pay higher tuition fees because the provincial government has been reducing its funding for
and its impact on students. Nothing specific has been decided said John Tibbits, college president, but the issue is expected to be covered at an upcoming board of
around $1,403, up from $740 in 1990-1991, a rise of 90 per cent, of Ministry a according to Education and Training survey. At the same time, government spending per student is down 27
only 17 to 18 per cent of the
“People engaged in training in field of dentistry can be
expected to be high paid after they graduate,” he said. “There’s no
us $300,000 for (college) equipment, but we were able to spend
they shouldn’t be pay-
over $2 million due to students’
ing for an education which was responsible for getting them jobs.” Tibbits noted that 30 per cent of
any tuition increase is allocated to financially-pressed students with bursaries and
The reason he gave for this sucwas students’ links with com-
panies through college programs,
contributions,” he said.
given only after
and the subsequent certainty that such links would land them jobs in these companies after graduation.
Shotgun shell found
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By Greg Bisch fev-
On Feb. 6, a janitor at Conestoga’s recreation centre
Job Page 7
should not have been there. Police were called after the shotgun shell was found in the garbage of one of the dressing rooms, said Bob Gilberds,
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of abusing this system.
Tibbits said that Conestoga has many reasons to feel confident
about the next school year. One of these reasons is the success the college has had with fund raising. “Last year, the government gave
Mullan said. However, college students pay
tion costs students should bear.
tive operations at the college.
near what they are paying” The increases have raised the issue of what proportion of educa-
per cent from 1994-1995. “There should be no question of the direction public policy is tak-
expecting a tuition increase of 10 per cent next year, said Kevin Mullan, vice president of financial and administra-
Tibbits, speaking about the possi-
1991. Tuition costs for the current academic year in Ontario are
for 30 per cent of their true fees,”
Tibbits said. “So, we’re
Mullan said college tuition fees have risen steadily since 1990-
budget analvsis of the student’s Student’s blldt analysis and academic standing,” said
Sanctuary Feb. 10. The sparsely attended presentation focused on the tuition hikes for the 1998-1999 academic year
a/Ui/'oH/An Tibbits Tihhite said. cnirl cost of education, “University students are paying
Conestoga’s Doon campus. “It was probably in a back-
among young women
pack that someone, at one time, used for hunting,” said
Sink or swim
SPORTS 14, 15, 16
Student Association members recently attended a conference in Toronto hosted by the College Community Ontario
Condors vs. Golden Shie Page 14
Association, where the possible the main rise in tuition was one of focuses.
Conestoga is a member of the along student lobbying association in colleges 25 the of 11 with Ontario. The three-day conference held place at Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1 took the
Valley Radisson Hotel in
Toronto. “In general
was a three-day all work, said was that conference Thomas Muller, the DSA’s education
promotions assistant Jen Hussey accompanied Muller to the
Muller said the group discussed,
in depth, the
Finance Minister Ernie Eves that gives post- secondary schools the opportunity to raise tuition by up
20 per cent. This announcement changed the
lobbying group’s stand point, said Muller, because before they were directing their energy on the issue
towards the government and now they have to focus on the schools. Muller said OCCSPA obviously doesn’t agree with the possible rise conin tuition costs and are also folbe not will rise this that cerned
lowed by a
has been invited to
on the National Advisory Group on Student Financial Assistance, which will be discussing changes
along with rising tuition
Muller said the council
college conference ,
the changes to
feet yet, but that
executive director was meeting, which at the group’s first loan reform. student on focused
/-acad to foVo into OSAP take into
devel has devel-
strike action plan if college
such as the older age of students and students with families.
The lobbying association also Regents, a sits on the Council of
provincial organization with representatives from the ministry of
education and training and other provincial government ministries and post secondary schools. During the conference, the group
of also talked about the integration mandatory lap top computers into college
Muller said one school he has a couple of
camping equipment and carrying a canoe.
DSA members attend
Winooski’s Feb. 7 dressed
courses that require students to have lap top computers to do
immediate word processing. OCCSPA has asked the provincouncil cial government to set up a to create guidelines concerning to discuss finan-
these courses and students cial aid opportunities for in these programs, said Muller. issue of collective bargaining of college contracts was also
basically a package of informa-
tion that helps
deal with a strike and
cate with their students.
The Doon Student Association paid $645 for Muller and Hussey where to attend the conference, they spent two nights in a hotel. Muller said the cost is high
because schools help fly in students from northern colleges to the group’s headquarters in Toronto. Besides attending conferences, Muller was also assigned 15 MPPs he has to meet with to discuss tuition increases
and the changes
OSAP. He has met with one MPP to date and has three more to
meetings coming up. “They’re the voice,” said Muller
hit every single
their job to
ment with these
to the govern-
— SPOKE, February
Campaign coverage VP
worried students think
DSA board chairman
Cleaves for another year
Any suggestion is welcomed by DSA, Cleaves said, regardless of how it’s delivered.
“Complaining is the first step. Come in and throw it at us. Let us know where we can do a better
able as possible.
Gerry Cleaves, the Student Association vice-
last year,” said
president of student affairs, “and
Cleaves, like the other three can-
didates for tions, faced
Cleaves said he was surprised and disappointed that no one ran against him, especially since he had about five possible opponents in mind. He is also concerned about student involvement, he said.
“I’m worried people think
on couches out
entire first year
the Sanctuary. “We had our big dream of taking over Conestoga.
getting involved with.”
ready to give stu-
dents more of what they want. Cleaves said, pointing out that the
Matthew Good Band/Wide Mouth Mason show at Stages drew more people than the Big Jan. 27
Cleaves offered himself as an
example of someone who “came out of nowhere” and joined the
centre in September.
“If that’s the kind of stuff that
Bryan [Bambrick, a DSA promotions assistant] and I spent the
will bring people in, then we’ll
kick from Cleaves was the school
drug plan, something that he said took up a lot of his time this year. “For a while I felt like vice-president of the drug plan,” he said.
said of Stevens’ withdrawal.
against Hussey, a
president of operations Johanna Stevens - but Stevens officially
dropped out of the race Feb.9 Hussey, a Wellesley resident and first-year marketing student, said she still plans to campaign. “I don’t want to give that up. If nobody is running against me, I still want to campaign,” she said. “I’m in marketing. It’s marketing myself.” In fact, with the help of her
keting classmates, Hussey came up with some slogans for her campaign: With the flick of the pen, vote for Jen; Be fussy, vote Hussey
vote for Jen.
Hussey said she contemplated what DSA position to run for, but was sure she didn’t want to be president.
don’t want to barge through the door,” she said. I
Hussey’s responsibilities as vicepresident of operations are mainly administrative and internal. She will be signing DSA cheques,
dealing with budget matters and
as an outgoing person. that about
50 per cent of
sheet were people he didn’t know.
Besides his social
skills, Murphy many other qualificawhich will make him a good
said he has tions
two years at high school in Georgetown, he was student council president. He president. In his last
and spent eight years
of Murphy’s goals
creating an umbrella program for all the fundraising organizations at
Conestoga. Murphy said he hopes to coordinate the fundraising
activities of the student athletic
a well-recognized figure on cam-
council, the Conestoga business students’ association, the DSA and
said his goal
you haven’t noticed already,
my position,” he
tions Feb. 16-19.
election,” said Cleaves.
One Jenn Hussey,
promotions assistant and newly acclaimed vice-president of operations for 1 998-1 999, standing beside
(Photo by Erica
board of director’s and class representa-
But the bright-eyed blond says she plans to do things that are out of her job description, like getting students
“Just being stuck behind a desk crunching a couple of numbers and signing a few cheques is not me,” she said. “I’m going to be out there.”
She was also recently to assistant manager at the Roost. She works in a grocery store in Wellesley, is finishing up a temporary job for a real estate appraisal
company that she has the summer and will be
done her job
at the reception desk Conestoga’s recreation centre as
time,” she said. it
do,” she said. “I liked being one of the big fishes in high school and
in college to a
whole collection of all the big fishes from all the high schools.” Hussey said she also learned how to budget her time. "Because I’m juggling so much. I’m always on the ball.”
Cleaves said when creating ads, DSA is not allowed to be ‘too provocative.’ All ads have to be the
affairs for the
DSA, who was
features an article dis-
cussing Cleaves’ relations with Lewinsky before her alleged affair with Clinton. Cleaves,
who was acclaimed
year, said he did the ad because he likes to have fun with campaigns.
a big politi-
this time. If
Hussey said she will still be giving a campaign speech Feb. 12, but is not sure yet what her man-
can get I
got their attention.
“Anytime you can take a shot at what’s in the media, why not and if
can take a shot
is given by Barry Milner, head of physical
Cleaves, vice-president of student
with the students.
then the final approval
She said she hopes the DSA as a whole will become more involved
doesn’t function well if people don’t know about the election.”
accompanies a brief scandalous
date for next year will be.
large picture of
article involving a
awareness for the
office for approval, he said, and
Next year Hussey said she planning to only keep her job the Roost and will be moving
“It also creates
Lewinsky, the woman who claims to have had sexual relations with U.S. President Bill Clinton,
Hussey said she learned a lot this year as a DSA promotions assistant and a first-year college stu“I realized just
This 19-year-old works numerous jobs.
She puts in a minimum of 10 hours a week as a promotions
in particular that
caught the eye of the student body is an ad resembling an issue of
is running against him, he is still going to run a campaign. “I am doing the campaign because I still feel I have to earn
up campaign advertisements for the upcoming DSA elecputting
the door, but
“the people’s president”, and to be
him either. The position of president had two candidates on Jan. 30 - Kristin vice-
By Jamie Yates
president of student affairs, will continue with that position next year because nobody ran against
Images of Monica grace Doon halls
was acclaimed. Gerry Cleaves, the DSA’s vice-
Lack of student enthusiasm is one of the first things Murphy said he plans to tackle. “It’s something I want to change, and the president could do a lot to change that.”
for the three
quite a bit,”
position should’ve been run for by
DSA positions had to be
by Jan. 30.
of a campaign.
of operations, dropped out of the race Feb. 9.
Student Association vice-president of operations for 1998-1999, Jenn Hussey, said she is really happy to have the job, but was looking forward to the challenge
faced even less competi-
(Photo by Rita
tion in this contest after his only
opponent, Johanna Stevens,
I’m seeing where the plan’s
“In a month I was on BOD,” said Murphy. “Only two people wanted to do it.”
going to go next year.” Cleaves said he also learned that seemingly simple projects can take up a lot more time than expected, and that the quality of the finished project depends on the type of person who does it. “You’re the person who makes it
go out and
Murphy, first-year computer student and DSA president for 1998Kristin
project that required a swift
three hours a day,
kick the project in the butt to get
on getting a joint committee to do something. It takes someone to going. I’ve learned to be realistic.”
be as approach-
Murphy, a firstyear computer programming
of times you can’t depend
will set aside time
there,” said Cleaves, pointing to
clique. That’s the reason
(Photo by Rita
ident of student affairs.
lesson he learned was about
“I’m not sure how I’m going to do it. I might run it like an ad for
lessons from this year, he said.
said he’ll probably
Conestoga as chair-
board of directors. spend his second as president of the organi-
his job next year after learning
run a campaign, though.
Cleaves hopes to bring more to
“I believe the president this year did an excellent job, but a lot of people don’t know who he is.”
Cleaves said even though no one
Cleaves said he used Spoke as his design guide because he felt
would catch people’s attention. “I said, let’s do a cover of Spoke,” he said. “People may look it because it is a cover of Spoke, but it’s not Spoke.” Cleaves said he put the posters in at
areas he hopes people will see. “If I can get someone to walk by
and laugh on their way to class that’s good,” he said. Cleaves said he tries to be a person that, when people see him, they think of the
people,” said Cleaves.
“When people recognize you, you know you’ve connected.”
When asked about his relation to Lewinsky, Cleaves said this. “I’m a politician. Bill Clinton’s a politician.
feel for the guy.”
— Page 3
of a special report
Conestoga programs adjust
Coordinators react to low graduate employment levels in several programs By Victoria Long Last week, part
of this series
in two communications studies programs and four trades and apprenticeship programs to increase the employability of graduates. This week, part II deals with program planners’ reactions to low related employment levels for the law and security administration program
school of engineering
dean of Conestoga’s of health sciences and
into a three-year co-op
and the of revenue minus
100 per cent workterm placement rate and advisory committee members said current graduate placement prospects are
Program planners told Spoke that each program recruits an advisory committee containing representatives of potential employers for Conestoga graduates in programrelated fields. The committees
climate. The other engineering technoloprogram with a low figure in
engineering technology, at 20 per cent program-related employment.
programming, program-enrolment its
analyze industry trends that determine future job opportunities. The
showed 78 graduates had employment in
McClements said the building industry was in a decline and engineering-firm hiring was low in the
employment levels are the co-op woodworking technican and civil
year of the later report. Since then, he said conditions in
r engineering technology prog ams. Michael McClements, dean of
the industry have
favorable and preliminary figures
gathered for the 1996-1997 report, to be released in March, show a
engineering technology, said the school has amalgamated the two-
program and makes current
have affected Waterloo services ambulance Region’s profoundly, Jeffrey said local administrators have told him. Personnel
graduates showed a 34 per cent course-related in
positions in the 1995-1996 report, down from 47 per cent the year before.
faculty member Carolyn Harrison said budget freezes have kept Ontario police forces’ hiring
low for some time. But, she said budgets are opening up now and with staffing levels so far behind the need, she foresees a return to former levels of hiring in
year co-op woodworking techni-
cian program (which showed 50 per cent related employment in the 1995 report and zero in the 1996), and the one-year post-diploma woodworking manufacturing management programs
recognized programs in the college system. Previous graduates have
“Our civil engineering technoloof the better gy program is one
earned an excellent reputation in the industry that reflects well
Harrison said Laurie Doersam of
placement services “specifically mentioned in class that she had completed the [1996-1997] LASA the stats and they were higher than previous year.” coordinator Program
overworked and stress and the
“maxed out.” Ambulance services’
hopes center around the federal budgetary surplus being partially used to replenish some of the past
ments, he said. physiotherapy The
on page 9 of the
program was only offered once,
Feb. 2 Spoke, Ontario attorney general Bob Runciman is expected
Jeffrey said, under a seat-purchase
therapy, so the next year, purchased a combined physiother-
Douglas said the program ally
arrangement the college made with Resources Development Canada. Placement difficulties arose because the graduates were not familiar with occupational
the near future.
1994-need if sufficient resources pated 1995are available.
The school of engineering
be acute but the budget hasn’t been in place to hire them. Budget
under a great deal of
graduates attractive to employers,”
The new technology program has
the schools involved, Jeffrey said.
ing technology program.
dent then discusses problematic indicator levels with the heads of
(Photo by Victoria Long)
for trained personnel
Canadian society, added to government funding cuts, or failure of funding to keep pace with population growth in rapidly expanding communities, mean more opportunities are opening up private
Conestoga usually places or second province-wide,
Don Douglas, LASA
approaching early-retirement age and opportunities for new recruits are expected to increase in the next couple of years, he continued. Douglas said that social changes
number of applications
(the percentage of students finish-
received, the student retention rate
Police forces have been going through a dry spell in hiring but one factor to take into account is
produce a perfor-
indicators package for
program review are complex. Every year, the finance department and the college’s
they receive an offer, Douglas said.
Graduates of the program must write a Ministry of Health qualify-
munity services, and two programs
unrelated to their career goal until
school of health sciences and comthe
in the school of applied arts, as well as two programs from the
people as young as 19, the average age for those hired is 26. College graduates may have to take a job
apy/occupational therapy assistant training program from Conestoga.
attract a different
mix of applicants than at present since graduation from a college police foundations a prerequisite to police force.
this program in meeting employers’ needs led to the Ministry of Health approving only Conestoga’s application for a rehabilitative assistant program,
The success of
program will be working for a
The two programs in the school of health sciences and community
services that had low placement figures in the 1995-1996 report
were ambulance and emergency at 32 per cent, and care, assistant, at
dean of health sciences programs have been both said changed since the class in the Jeffrey,
The ambulance and emergency care program has been superseded by a two-stage paramedic program which Jeffrey calls “a very good
program, efficient and effective
certificate-granting its first students
program admitted last
The job market
expanding. Jeffrey said their dual-discipline training prepares is
need in the both where marketplace physiotherapists and occupational
therapists require their services.
moves from home-based generically-
trained assistants will increase, Jeffrey said.
Douglas said, “One of the things we’ve noticed is that there is often a time lapse of a year or two before the student gets into the field of their choice.” This pattern is
1U ElNtkm 'is
explained in part by the young
age of most LASA graduates,
Douglas. Although police forces accept applications from will
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— SPOKE, February
Parking maintenance almost frozen By Richard Berta
nor even an occasional occurrence, Milner
Freezing rain on the morning of Jan. 29 complicated the plans of Doon’s parking maintenance
making the lots safe. The sand and salt put on
by physical resources was being rendered useless by the continuing freezing rain, which simply froze the salt and sand beneath another layer, said Barry Milner, manager of ice
“In fact, the only reason
become a bigger problem
changed to rain later in the day,” Milner said. But overall, snow and ice removal in the parking lots has been easier than usual for this time of year, he said. Much of the reason stems from the milder than usual weather and below average precipitation.
“The worst case scenario is start around 4 a.m.
when storms or
classes begin,” he said. “That
doesn’t give us
react to the storm.”
Milner said the typical procedure in such a situation is to decide whether or not to open the
in the first place.
This, in turn,
time the campus
the roads being open.
The Doon Student Association gave the Ontario Community College Student Parliamentary Association $600 on top of its $2,800 membership fee because of a budget shortfall within the student lobbying association. The DSA joined OCCSPA this year and paid its membership fee
Milner said there are certain problem areas on campus such as the walkway from parking lot 1 2 to the school of business due to its slope.
on people phoning
the (physical resources) office
in the fall.
about a missed area of snow or black ice,” Milner said.
was discovered a short time ago that OCCSPA was $21,000 under budget. The group took
keeping the parking
walkways cleared physical
$ 1 5,000 out of its reserve fund and was left with a shortfall of $6,000,
an obligation to keep the routes
cleared for Kitchener Transit. as
This issue was discussed at a OCCSPA conference held Jan. 30,
31, and Feb.
fact is that as long
of problems. “In Guelph (campus), there are stairs leading up from the
ilous in icy weather.”
OCCSPA tried to
more money, but
members for still came up
$6,000 short. The group calculated that if each of its 1 1 member schools paid $522, it would cover the shortfall.
lates rapidly in the
or not,” he said.
and five schools dropped out of the group and four new schools joined.
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Jan. 9, according to Daly. In total, 91
per cent of the
group was immunized, which, Daly said, is an eligible age
extraordinarily high figure.
“But there have been calls about side effects,” Daly said.
account for the people outside the target age group who were immunized through private clinics, catch-up clinics or clinics held before the mass immunization campaign. For instance, there was a
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didn’t notice any
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which tended to disappear after a few days. The most common
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The group has one full-time member, the executive director. The rest of the group is made up of members from Ontario colleges. Muller said the budget was sent to him after it was made in the
that the high
cost of the furniture
result of a lack of
for the day.”
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find this out
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During the recent conference, the group sat down and went through the details of the budget, said
members attended. Thomas Muller,
have a keep the
roadway and the walkways cleared.”
school to school.
“They didn’t take
that in addition to
school pays per
payments vary from
was a year ago, and then only evening classes were affected by the closure.
closed due to inclement weather the
cover $6000 budget shortfall
was a sore arm,
which typically lasted one or two days after the immunization, Daly said. The side effects notwithstanding, Daly said the immunization campaign conducted in January was a success. The campaign immunized 123,000 people in the region between the ages of two and 22. There were 1 ,303 people immunized on Doon campus alone on
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need punishment Incidents of teen-aged girls resort-
ing to violence to resolve problems
minor as two
same boy can cause deep-
are escalating rapidly.
seated resentments that
In British Columbia, 14-year-old Reena Virk was beaten and murdered, allegedly by two groups
of teenagers, mostly
may give a false sense of power to those who are most frightened and insecure. Many of the perpetrators
Two months later, Jackie Visee, a 14-year-old Kitchener girl, was so savagely beaten that her face looked worse than a boxer’s after 15 rounds
championship bout. In addition, her hair was hacked off with a knife by the 17-year-old female assailant in a
for this cruel
outward acts of
violence. Uttering threats or actually
committing violent acts on others
of crimes against their peers are in their early teens.
Entering high school is a major change in a 12 to 14-year-old girl’s
She is a junior, the youngest and most vulnerable in the
behavior has not been fully explored, as yet. What could the
hierarchy of the high-school population, after leaving Grade 8 in pub-
victims have done that warranted
such brutal retaliations? Convicted murderers are treated much more humanely. Or is that the
problem? When punishment doesn’t seem
suit the crime, or criminals are seen
as having it
rights than victims,
sets the stage for the emergence
school as a senior.
handle the transition
a few who don’t be on the lower rung of the ladder. They can become the ones who intimidate and sometimes use violence on others as a form of well, but there are
An article in
the Record on Jan, 24 Repressed anger fuels girl
of a more violent society that
ignores the law. Protests using legal
violence quotes 17-year-old Teresa
methods, such as the one by Kitchener shop owner Deborah Hartley, are seen as futile by an increasing number of people. Outraged that convicted sex-slayer Paul Bernardo is allowed the use of approximately $60,000 of taxpayers’ money to fund an appeal of
Gawman of St.
his conviction (with irrefutable
proof) of murdering teenagers Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French,
Hartley will take a petition with 6,050 signatures to Federal Justice Minister Anne McLellan in Ottawa.
Record article Jan. as saying, quoted 24, Hartley is to get across like “The message I’d In a Kitchener
just myself, is that many people, not justice our don’t agree with how
system seems to protect criminals while the victims are forgotten.” All too often, those victims have
possible that what is motivating this growing aggressive behavior in girls against girls is a Is
sense that no one else can keep them safe, so they need to present a
tough exterior? Feelings of helplessness over
School, Kitchener, as saying “Girls
keep everything inside. Everything’s built up. You
and boil and
let it boil
have enough change for either. So I picked a broken meter to park at. (Note to security: I do not mean to rip you off. I paid for the year. If you don’t want people parking at broken meters, fix them,) won’t start I think the reason that my car over North is that it’s a conspiracy to take
away someone else’s freedom from harm is not
an assertion of power. It lowers one to the status of any other criminal feared by some, maybe, but
looked down on
so I have the choice of paying my life savings worth of quarters every couple of hours, or I can buy a daily pass. I don’t
HUMMMMMM dick HUMMMM.
Tuesday morning and I have two assignments due at 9:30. “Dad, the car won’t It’s
“Try jiggling the
Letting repressed anger spill over right to
a car conspiracy
Two minutes later. Dad comes
America. time they If people can’t get to work on get Deadlines bosses. their impress do not missed and if it continues people might get
never works for me will almost without fail work for him.
thinks it is the battery. think to myself, “Good. Five minutes and I will still be to school on time.” another 10 minIt’s not the battery. After
rest of society.
Part of what reduces young girls or anyone else to committing violence might have to do with society’s failure to create a safe
loosenutes of fiddling and tightening and better ing and more fiddling, he says. You take the van.” This is no ordinary van. This
with swift, powerful deterrents to
cars that won’t start, then buses, sitting then trains, and soon all of us will be completely helpless as others take First
on those turbo cargo vans you always see
some foreign I think it is the wish of country to collapse the North American
America’s Most Wanted. My car knew I needed it to start this morning and it let me down. It has a great time of heater and even though around this
whether male or female,
need to learn that true power comes from being a good leader, not from
begins to look like the inside of a apartment, containing everysmall really war, thing I need to last through a nuclear
manipulating, intimidating, or
With the help of people like Deborah Hartley, victims’ rights
around cars over our jobs and our lives because of that won’t start. My dad thinks it’s the starter.
it’s mostly held togethhope. But it gets me and er with hard work where I want to go in relative comfort.
might take precedence over criminals’ rights in the future, to a point that there may just be fewer
The van has nothing of mine
victims, and fewer criminals.
my parking pass.
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Graphic design student wins award By Donna
Conestoga College graphic
Goderich, said in an interview following the presentation that students had about two weeks of the contest from the
design and advertising student, Tina Hoonaard, was presented
with an award Feb. 3 for winning a
Shwadchuck. “Myron assigned
Her design is a blue abstract that looks like a wave and represents
synchronized swimming and water polo. The logo was one of 29 submitgraphics Conestoga by ted students to the Poseidon Project steering committee. Hoonaard was presented with a Uniden Accent cordless phone, donated by Bell Canada, and a quick-snap camera. The Kitchener
downtown business (KDBA) made a $400 to
Conestoga College’s graphic
our course called pro-
in a part of
completed it, up and decided who won,” Hoonaard said. It took her four or five days to come up with the idea, she said, and one day on the computer to design the logo. “I found out just practice.
before evaluation in I
Brawley said depending on which sport people are interested in, they see one of the four equally-depicted water sports in the logo. She said the logo will
reproduce well in many areas of use, such as on letterhead, promoand on the literature tional building
the client picked
aquatic sports complex.
the four water sports:
logo was needed for fund-
the promoting and proposed sports complex, which will be located at King and
Thomas, chairman of the Poseidon Project steering committee, who presented the award to
Hoonaard, said, “We weren’t sure what to expect, but the Poseidon committee was overproject whelmed with the quality of
Victoria streets in Kitchener at the
designs entered in the contest.” Hoonaard’s reaction to winning
Canada, purchased the property and is cleaning the site up to be something useful for the commu-
was, “It’s good exposure for when I get out there and have it in my portfolio.”
Nancy coordinator Contest Brawley, executive director of the KDBA, said all of the logos
very proactive,” she said.
developed by the students were excellent and the steering committee had a difficult time selecting a
fund-raising event. The winning logo from that project will be printed on 1 ,500 T-shirts.
“We tion to
finally narrowed the selectwo entries that were then
turned over to professionals in the
graphics and arts field, who helped us choose the winner,” she said.
The second year
Blyth, Ont., a small town near
logo for the 10-kilometre Classic Road Race to be held in Waterloo as
Asked how she comes up with ideas for graphics, Hoonaard laughed. “You do lots and lots of sketches and learn on demand.”
The Kitchener- Waterloo Record and CKCO television were on hand for the presentation. Hoonaard said the graphics stu-
now working on
Community prevention through environmental design. Sounds like a fancy name for a
security administration found out,
students from second year law and
a method brought in by
problems. Const. Robert Davis spoke to LASA students at Conestoga Feb. 4. Davis, who has 20 years of police
Waterloo Regional Police Services as part of an elite group of police officers involved in the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council of Waterloo Region. of police
“We want community.” Kitchener is the best
problems,” said Davis.
example of putting
crowd of about 5C the Sanctuary on Feb. 4. (Photo by Jamie Yates
By Corina BJ
was thinking of a of studying law
your average Conestoga student? Think again. Barry has been in a wheelchair since birth, having suffered from a bone and muscle disease that locks her joints and prevents her from moving. like
The arthrogryposis multi-plex congenita has made life difficult for Barry, but she has nothing else.
because of where just
ing with “It’s
kind of common sense,” said
Davis showed students a video of area and asked students to look past the broken windows and high rate of crime, and instead into the positives coming from the community. the
“They want a change don’t know what to do.”
Students submitted suggestions who brought them back
are the experts,” said Davis.
close friend Brian Bithell, 20.
“After a while
didn’t see the
Another friend, Amy Roswell, sometimes forgets that Barry isn’t able-bodied. “I keep thinking she does everything we said she
do, but she doesn’t.”
Barry said she entered law and security
a criminal defence lawyer. Unlike many people who are confined to a wheelchair, Barry finds
other disabled people. “I was raised with other ablebodied people,” she said. Instead of letting her disability get her down, Barry uses it to help people. She has worked at the Sunbeam Centre helping physically and mentally
“For them, they’re probably
more comfortable around people like
me,” said Barry.
“The way I see it. I’m no different on the inside,” said Barry. She taught herself how to write and type on a keyboard using a pencil in her mouth.
Davis quoted Sir Robert Peel when he said, “The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not' the visible evidence of police action in deal-
looking at an area in Waterloo.
Student rises above
extremely well. Davis’s task force looked at the area not as just an area with bad crime, but instead as to how to place to
had a similar reaction. “At first I was afraid of it. I wanted to stay away,” said
people that live in the community
were 336 calls for police from Mooreland Avenue. Three apartment buildings were considered unsafe and police officers knew the neighborhood
make Mooreland Avenue
to the council for review. “The
In 1993, there
1993, to 138 in 1996.
administration at Conestoga, she
the garden started to gain
“We want to bring
onto the cause of the problems. “Traditional ways of policing are starting to change,” said Davis.
students during a free nooner
more interest, the crime rate in the community dropped from 336 in
problem oriented policing. Problem oriented policing takes the focus away from the crime itself, and puts it directly
what can be accomnobody cares who gets
the credit,” said Davis.
nearly 80 students
an unsafe environment.
Room 2A56 was
Comedian Craig Campbell performed
was a community garden. Along with the community and several area service groups, the council built a garden to be run by people in the neighbourhood. It gave residents pride in their community by putting a safe
result of the
Hear any good jokes
Police put focus on
reached, said Brawley.
Graphic design student Tina Hoonaard (right) was presented with an award on Feb. 3 by Bill Thomas, chairman of the Poseidon Project steering committee, for designing the above logo for Kitchener’s (Photo by Donna Fierheller) proposed aquatic sports facility.
by myself,” said Barry. she
public, she lets her
friends help her eat so that no one feels uncomfortable. “To me, she’s normal,” said Bithell. “She was bom that
Her quick wit and fun personof the reason why she has so many friends. “She’s very caring about other people,” ality are part
being able to complete her
college education and graduate
Resurrection Catholic high school in Kitchener. She has
in June with her friends, Barry has proved that she is, just like everyone else, a regular human
University in hopes of becoming
to student food
focuses on technology
Business Student Association has decided to donate money they raised this year to Conestoga’s student food
The developer for health care, began only 15 years ago in Don Mills,
The Bingeman Park Job
Chamicovsky said the CBSA had made a deal with the Doon
Student Association to help Conestoga’s students in need with the donation. “We’re helping our own,” she said. Two members of the associa-
used to buy
went shopping for the food
Feb. 5 and gave
outside source,” she said.
By Anita Santarossa
put in the food bank.
‘98, held Feb. 3, focused on technology, business and computer programming graduates.
Little enjoys the staff, most under 40 years of age, whom she described as creative and fun to
Chamicovsky said the group wanted to help the food bank
because of the desperate need for
However, a general arts degree could also get you a job at some of the employers’ booths. consultant Kevin Financial
non-perishable food items such as pasta, baby food and over 100
of the Mutual Group said a wide variety of students had and display their visited
graduating with a bachelor of
you need a busi-
hiring at least part ' t
Senior architect David
has rapidly expanded to 60 in few months. When asked what kinds of
what we concentrate on
news wire service, was not looking for journalists but
meet prospective employers from
Steve Files Wilderness
gathered University droves to take advantage of
explained that his
a great asset. “A student’s
background is what we concentrate on when hiring.” skills
innovative looking for fresh
resource liaison, Julie
Little of Artificial Intelligence in
sessions in the summer, where employees live at one of five
manager of student employment, and alumni Conestoga College,
during an interview. “This may have been one of the best attended fairs,” said Wright. “More people came this year than
The fair is a great place to meet employers. The companies participating in the job fair must be
months to attend the fair. “The majority of companies hiring
had 128 booths occupied by employers from across Ontario. The fair was
an opportunity for students to see a number of different employers. “It’s like one-stop shopping,”
Employers were also looking
summer fill to Most jobs being offered
“The main focus here technology
The fair has been running for about four or five years now, said Wright. A lot of companies have been coming for a number of few are new this year. Wright said that the job fair is a great opportunity for students. She
years, but a
said that students should prepare themselves before the fair.
students research the companies before going, so that they are better prepared and so that they will have a better understanding of the companies they are interested in. “It’s
companies you want
know what to seek out,
Ont. area, said
summer-job oriented company, Wilderness Reforeststion hadn’t
faces with determination.
Almost 2,900 people attended the job fair, said
taken down. to
Conestoga College, University of Guelph, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid in
A number of booths were looking for specific training, such as computer training for software
means any Ontario lumber company must pay for each tree hire
manager of co-op education,
14 years ago by two guys from of Western University
at job fair
year than last year.”
and programming would also be
cans of soup.
were based upon contract, said
enough of what
Ontario. The tree-planting company is government regulated, which
“More people came
Representative Leanne McNall said a background in business, commerce or finance was a must
The job fair at Bingeman Park gave 547 Conestoga Feb. 3 College students an opportunity to
Leanne McNall, Reuters com an p y
students have visited the booth, “All said, he
said that the nine-person firm
Contrary what one
to help our
at the fair for the first
“A student’s education
software to large corporations, was another
Fast Lane Technologies, which
arts to apply.
— Page 7
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company, a software
received many applicants, the reason being that this particular fair caters mainly to those interested in full-time career work.
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Conestoga hosts woodworking trade show
New JSA president hoping to get more students involved
Students given opportunity By Barbara
to better acquaint students
The new Journalism Student
9 meeting, “I will do anything in my power to fulfill my role as a
semester, Roberts officially took over the job of former JSA president Corina Hill. Hill stepped down because she
(Photo by Jeannette Altwegg)
Roberts said that due to that
seem to care whether it’s there or not. “Obviously there’s something
there,” she said.
“We’re going to change that” said Roberts. “We’re gonna try
position of a student liaison to
go-between for students
and teachers. “If
someone has a problem
program, or its teachers, he or she can talk to the people of the JSA or they can talk to some of the senior the
energy level up a few degrees.” Roberts said she plans to
remedy to as
the situation by talking
such as posters and Spoke ads. One of the main reasons why the
so important, Roberts is
problem the in
1996, when an entire class of third-semester journalism
were there talking
former Conestoga student, the from graduated woodworking program in 1986,
now employed. of potential job It’s pretty high
opportunities here. tech,”
exciting for students to see there
the development,” he said. “There
the Ontario were three partners government, the college and the industry.”
Sinclair said the
cannot be compared to what it was when it started because of today’s technology. He said Conestoga’s
woodworking program changes every few years and one of these
Trillium trophy. (Photo by Barbara Ateljevic)
outstanding symbols of achievement and excellence. The Summit Award for Canadian Content is judged for the best use Canadian materials. The of Summit Award for Canadian Design or adaptation is given for the most original Canadian design.
Furniture Ontario Manufacturers’ Association was also there promoting its annual
evolved tremendously since the college started,” he said. “It’s very
picked by a
panel of jurors with international buying experience and represent retail furniture
of Canada. Entries are
evaluated using a specific criteria
marketability and overall value to the consumer, said a
message from Gerry
president Cockerill, in the Trillium 1998 catalogue.
from the jury and best the true meaning of
Grand Trillium and the Summit Award winners nominated each year by the
jury for consideration as the best in
specifically entered as part of the
The industry displays, from 10:30 to 1 1:30, were followed by a one-hour panel discussion where
opportunity to ask questions.
based on the value of
Students also had the
which, according to the catalogue,
(Photo by Barbara Ateljevic)
The Trillium Summit Awards, Derrick Grift
Award winner who has received the highest number of
students listened to a panel of rep-
The Trillium trophy is presented which receives the highest number of votes in each category. The Trillium Merit to the entry
student liaison, Jeanette Everall.
George Sinclair. played a major role
ing, the catalogue said, the “Best
publicity, Anita Santarossa;
addresses apprenticeship training. “The core of the program has
started the original
a chance to look
instead of just
executive of the tive
OFMA was involved in the form-
Some of Conestoga’s alumni, who are now employed in the
have it (the program) enslave you for 20 months in a row.” Other members of the new
Roberts described the JSA as a support group for journalism
journalism students as possible to raise awareness of the JSA. Other ways to promote the JSA will be through various venues,
sible to see if
achievements in the marketing, design and production of Canadian
to harass as
in 1974, Trillium is a
descriptions of winning designs.
ing of Conestoga’s
something out there for them, and
where journalism students don’t have to exclusively concentrate on their classes. Roberts said that the JSA wants to get the point across that: “You can have fun and relax in this program and make
people as pos-
employer contacts for when they
act as a
about the JSA, she said, don’t
with a two-month work term. Roberts blamed the fact that students aren’t even aware of the
of older students. Those students
trophies and awards and provided
of the indifference
be leaving in March to complete her journalism program
students and answering questions.
alive and kicking. “As president,” Roberts said in an interview following the Feb.
opportunity for students to mingle with those in the industry and gave
Lisa Roberts said she wants to spread the
Awards competition. The group displayed the Trillium
acquaint themselves with the industry
woodworking industry were at Conestoga’s woodworking centre
By Jeannette Altwegg
Royce-Ayr Cutting Tools Tradewood Industries.
Achievements by young volunteers CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE AUBREY HAGAR
open January close
ments and innovations.”
recognized by that
young person who contributes time and service
details contact a
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sectors, the release states. Eligible
ment in the volunteer sector by young people ages 15-24 was announced by Premier Mike
without any pay to a charity, nonprofit organization or an
Harris’s parliamentary assistant.
Mushinski said in a press release on Jan. 29, that the step is one of many being taken by the Ontario government to strengthen the volunteer sector.
being expanded to recognize
volunteers in a broader range of
individual, will be eligible for the
volunteers are able to achieve in our communities, we help ensure the valued tradition of voluntarism in Ontario continues,” she said.
The Ontario Medal Volunteers
provincial legislature starting in the fall of 1998, she said.
look forward to the youth in
communities becoming tomorrow’s leaders, but many are our
Adults are honored for volunteering five to 25 years of work, and
youth volunteers for two or more.
volunteers were paid an average
value would be $4.6 billion a year.
wage innovations.” Lt.-Gov. Hilary Weston
be presented yearly by the lieutenant-governor to a maximum of 10 young people,
creating awareness of what
time to a group within Ontario on an ongoing, active basis, for no
Nominations forms available from the selection committee members.
release also said
for time spent working, the
The Outstanding Achievement Awards will also be expanded. The award honors up to 15 individuals, groups or businesses
In addition to the
expanded contributions from from all areas of will
activity in Ontario.
The Volunteer Service Awards recognized the consecutive number of years volunteers serve to an organization from the
since 1984. In 1998, the
community non-profit tions; boards;
tional institutions; or schools.
for volunteer service and
outstanding achievement will be presented in ceremonies held across Ontario during National Volunteer Week, April 19-24.
— Page 9
among young women
Some students say women becoming more violent By Rachel Pearce
about how women are supposed to be more dominant. “Since younger women are doing
conducted at Conestoga’s Doon campus, eight out of 10 students said young women have definitely
violent in recent
Last Monday, just one student violence among young
is about the same as it has always been, and one said they were unsure. “I’m from a small town, and every-
“They’re definitely getting more
was savagely unconscious by two
student, Jackie Visee,
17-year-old girls Jan. 17. “I’ve seen one or two (fights
just the area.
a really bad part of town.” Patrick Littlejohn, a second-year
student, said, of the beating of Visee, “I thought that was sick. it when I saw on the news. That’s the second one in a year. We already had that girl, Reena Virk, out in B.C. who was swarmed.” When asked what he thought was
“I couldn’t believe
to attack in
done in Jim Doyle,
the boys it mainly one-on-one con-
Waterloo Regional Police. “The girls will rarely commit an assault if they are not backed by their
group of girls versus another group
confrontations will not happen
friends are not present to pressure girls into
“It is also
friends, they get the identity of
being a ‘tough girl,”’ he said. “Then they have their own image to live
he said. probably
due to the influence of a lot of
“I don’t think they’re violent
by nature. I think it’s just this whole attitude about females becoming more dominant. They’ve taken a lot of shit from men, so now they’re going to be more assertive and aggressive.” Rebecca Watson and Susan
These thoughts are shared by the principal of Forest Heights Collegiate in Kitchener, John
you often see a
electrical Kevin Beatty, engineering technology
Michalek, both third-year graphic design students, said they think
in-your-face types than before.
have become quite
aggressive,” said Watson.
“They’re not so passive any more,” said Michalek. Kevin Beatty, a second-year electrical engineering technology student was the only person surveyed who said he was unsure of the real situation of violence
among young women. While they seem more violent than
before, he said,
might just be more media atten|on on it.” “I think there
than male fights
ments between girls can have a background of up to six months. “Something that happened over the summer can be the cause of a fight going on now,” he said. In spite of this, Hume was quick to point out that fights between young males are still the most thinks frequent, but said he
there is a zero-tolerance policy
among females is becoming more common. Equal rights, said Hume, more
in violent offenses
groups say police sergeant and principal
according to a local police sergeant and a
questionable to him.
month’s beating of 14-year-old Jackie Visee,
the real status of things remained
not surprising two 17-year-olds were involved
the reason for the surge in violent
By Greg Bisch
and echoed Littlejohn’s reasoning as to why they have
crimes committed by young girls, Littlejohn said, “Well, I guess it
does have a
violent,” said Garibaldi,
Susan Michalek, feminist women’s music like Alanis
Peter Kovacs, another secondyear electrical engineering student,
they have been in
Peter Kovacs, electrical engineering technology
also has to
any control anymore.”
dent, Nicole Lach.
the fact that parents just don’t have
than anything else,
behind die change in this behavior. “We see females becoming more violent in the media, with more aggressive female heros,” he
Doyle said he had a
However, said Hume, disagree-
he stated that the between female students tend to have a different personality than the fights between males. “The guys will have little an surrounding background incident,” he said. “It might have started at a hockey game the night before, and started a fight the well,
perceived as more violent. “School boards, as well
no longer up with violent behavior,” said Doyle. “They are developing a policy of zero tolerance, and I think that is why we have a higher society in general, are
said that at his
and added that society “swinging to general is in the right” as far as being less in place
by youth. Hume added
cy means that the police
has committed a premeditated criminal act.
“For example, if were to brush with shoulder another guy and a fight ensued, that would be less of offence, then an if I had been plotting an assault,” he said. I
not respond to
school discipline are often handed to the police.
— Page 10
— SPOKE, February
Personal safety seminar
Trust your instincts, says judo instructor
as deadly as male murderers just
By Rachel Pearce “The only people that get away from an assault are the ones who fight
Deborah Kerr told a group of 14 Conestoga students about
during a personal safety seminar in the Sanctuary, Feb. 10.
workshop business that local community centres
and area schools promoting
Kitchener- Waterloo Judo Club. The seminar, which ran from
p.m. to 5:30 p.m., focused on four aspects of self-defence personal safety awareness, how
victims are targeted, acquaintance defensive and physical rape techniques. Kerr, a graduate of Conestoga’s
program who worked
Personal Safety Seminar instructors John Batten and Deborah easy Kerr of Take Control Inc. and the K-W Judo Club show an
way they less
(Photo by Jeannette Altwegg)
seem more likely to become
about an hour demonstrating some physical escape techniques. They showed the students easy ways to get out of wrist-holds. Wristgrabbing is one of the ways an will
victim, Batten said.
Guelph, opened the seminar by talking about “awareness and avoidance”. Women have to be aware of the potential some situations have for assaults, such as walking alone in underground
holds during an actual assault. Students were also shown how to escape from being pinned down by putting an assailant in a chokehold of their own.
parking lots or
“Trust your instincts,” she said. “If a situation just doesn’t feel right,
Kerr said that, alone walking
Some students are reluctant to use a manoeuvre this drastic, said Batten, who was on the Canadian judo team for 10 years. “There are lots of options,” he said. “I think people have a perfect right to defend themselves.
After the physical part of the workshop, Kerr and Batten talked
surroundings, they should keep
head up, look people in the eye, and pretend they are fully confident anyway, because then,
80 per cent of all rapes are committed by people said 75 to
an assailant. After about a half-hour of lecturing, Kerr and Batten, who are also Conestoga alumni, spent
per cent occur in the victims’
homes. Kerr told her auaience to beware situations in which they might be alone with a man or where there are alcohol and drugs. She told
and some for murder. According to authors Robert Silverman and Leslie Kennedy of the book Deadly Deeds, the female to die in “Old Sparky”, the scarred oak electric chair, was Martha Place in 1899.
be very careful not to send
no one has the
right to assault
not a rapable
offence,” she said.
After the seminar, Kim Radigan, health, safety and environmental coordinator, handed out plastic
DSA had purchased. Radigan said women’s resource group chose to sponsor the seminar based on a suggestion that it would be informative and useful whistles the
to students. Also, she said,
received Batten and refemces from area schools. Radigan said that, although student turnout was not as high as
Feb. 3, born-again Christian Karla Faye Tucker received a injection
may sponsor group seminar of this type in the
Texas for of butchering in
death row between
By Jeannette Altwegg
believes the most deadly female confinement in killer serial today is Aileen Wuomos, 40. She is awaiting termination at
when being The
Sanctuary could easily have
been confused with a martial class Feb 10.
personal safety seminar as John Batten and Deborah Kerr, owners of the Take Control Inc. and the K-W Judo Club, demonthe
aspects of defending oneself in
case of an attack.
Tara Schagena and Terry Garcia were two of Doon’s more curious students
more persons and favor
smothering to poisoning quietly end the lives of their victims, this hitchhiker murders like a man. Wuomos killed seven men with a pistol after having sex with them, then stole their
product of abuse herself, she was turned in by her possessions.
Garcia said that he had originally been planning on playing foosball with his friends when he noticed were some people that there talking about martial
“I’m really into martial arts and I just wanted to see what they were doing,” said Garcia in an interview after the seminar.
attacked and that
dubious distinction in the Guiness Book most the as of Records murderous murderess of all for the femicide slaughter of some
“It doesn’t even have to be a possible rape situation,” Garcia
indoctrinated to believe that
capable of the kind of violence we associate with men. Sexual however, has little identity,
Schagena, adding that there are lot of perverts out there and people can never be safe enough.
of things they can do to protect themselves in situations like that,”
finally buried her.
“I have a lot of friends who’ve been in situations like that,” said
that they’re taking the
home. Rumors abounded that her skin was that of a woman decades younger when they
Even in a normal fight when somebody attacks you, he said, the defence moves can be very useful. Schagena agreed with Garcia. Knowing how to protect oneself is
make a lot of people aware
stem the onslaught of years. Because she was a noble, she was beyond legal reproach and the townspeople could not hang the Carpathian killer. Instead, they entombed Bathory in her
to protect yourself at
to get away.
young female blood, she could
when someone grabs you, it’s know several ways
very helpful to
one’s options in
any time,” Garcia added, saying that
do with proclivity toward
Tara Schagena and Terry Garcia practice self-defence techniques in the Sanctuary, Feb. 10. (Photo by Jeannette Altwegg)
says that whereas
And Leyton the
often driven to repetitive acts of
homicide, the female a more complex, subtle anything but criminal widi
typically seen as overshadowed by the male partner who is
definitely worthwhile, she said.
such a situation. “It’s
About 14 people participated
Starke Prison, Florida.
many among them.
responsible for as
the male, as cultural bias denies her existence. Even when this murderer is an active member of a serial killing team, she is
of author The Elloitt Humans,
to protect oneself
have heard of Genene Jones, Bobbie Terrell or Jane Toppan cumulatively were who
are instantly recognized heinous exploits. Few
remains undetected longer than
Self-defence demonstrations popular with student audience
your about boundaries,” she said, but added that no matter what the situation,
male counterparts. Men like Dahmer, Gacy, DeSalvo and
per cent of these happen within the
assertive and are
the at victims Health Centre in
perpetuated by the press
and popular media. In fact, this crime is replete with dozens of female serial killers who have often been far more lethal their in successful and
Kerr and Batten demonstrated how to get out of various choke-
executed in the U.S.- some
for any student interested. Students were asked to register in the
available for free
female murderers exists that society has rarely recognized. Over 500 women to date have been legally
The seminar, sponsored by Conestoga’s women’s resource group and the Doon Student Association,
By Dee Bettencourt
examination, pon it says Leyton becomes obvious that female perpetrator is on par
with any male. For instance, there is still an odor that lingers over Karla Homolka’s case as
people realized, belatedly, the depth of her involvement in the deaths of various girls, including
Silverman and Kennedy say that
they have loved, often with the precision of an assassin. discounted, is If infanticide those
chosen victims are usually
male. Their statistics show that female offenders are generally young, white and one-third are Aboriginal.
usually homicide same-sex and samerace killings by those under 18
of age. Boys tend to murder strangers; girls know years
Victims often have
readily available, although the killer
an increasing sense of invulnerability through the avoidance of capture. There is no question the crime of a serial murder is unsettling, whether committed by a man or by a woman. These are dark characters who disturb and
risks as she feels
fear, of legacy intimidation and multiple levels of victims, says Leyton. All
four authors agreed
assumptions, according to Serial
Murder editor and Mass Thomas O’Reilly-Fleming.
species and she has always lived in society.
— Page 11
FINGER EEEVEN photo and story by Amy (Sonnenbcrg
photo and story by
ears of playing an endless
paying off for singer Tom Wilson. His band, Junkhouse, played a sold out show at Mrs. Robinson’s, 122 Weber St. W., in Kitchener, on Feb. 7.
With the success of their third an introspective rock album called Fuzz, Junkhouse has been playing a number of sold out gigs on their latest promotional release,
Special guests Copyright are
crowds for the tour, which takes the band mostly through Ontario and Quebec. “I haven’t slept in a week,” confessed Wilson during a pre-show interview. “The shows in Hamilton and Toronto sold out, so it looks pretty good so far.” the
The latest single, Shine, has catapulted the band into stardom once again, a feat the band hasn’t been able
debut went gold
accomplish since 1994.
Wilson isn’t worried about living up to that success. “I only wish we made more money,” he joked. “We set our own goals and try to communicate with as
Fuzz has sold 20,000
copies. That’s 20,000 people.
reached that It’s
say Junkhouse was
able to achieve that goal during
with Pearly White, they quickly
place to exist,” said Wilson.
energized the crowd that
Cripps toured with Junkhouse during the Birthday Boy tour, and
had been friends with Wilson for
audience of their earlier achievements by performing Out
found a partner to write with could be honest with,” said
Of My Head and Prayin’ For Rain,
almost made Wilson
during the release of their second album, Birthday Boy. Subsequently, there were a few lineup changes; co-founding bassist
be replaced by Grant Marshall. Colin Cripps, producer for Fuzz, joined after ending his former to
working on Fuzz, we co-wrote 25 songs together. It was a very natural atmosphere; there would be kids running around my house
and the phone would be ringing. sit down with a smoke and a cup of tea and write songs. I called
the ‘working house.’”
the topic of
established artists, Wilson isn’t too
Dan Aachen and drummer Ray Farrugia remain
kind with his words. “It’s a shame that a band of happy musicians, such as us, have to compete with that poptart culture,” he said. “What I do has nothing to do with that. The media, television
from the original lineup. Wilson has a well-versed reason for band changes. “You try sticking three or four of your best friends in the back of a van, touring for two years, and then see how you feel about each other,” he explained. “There was stuff in the band that caused creases in the relationship, and there was a big power struggle as to who would write the songs,
them, and so on. That isn’t what creating music is about.” Since the band’s changes, Wilson is much happier with all aspects, especially songwriting. “There’s no pushing around anymore,
20s to an older following. Opening
do and everybody’s happy. We’ve finally found a comfortable
Kitchener appearance with a varied age group among the audience, ranging from early
years prior to that.
found their places band for what to
and the press treat what we competitive with do as commercial radio. It’s unfair to want to compete with Our Lady Peace and Oasis. “It would be nice for people to music for appreciate good what it is,” Wilson concluded. To finish |he show that night, Junkhouse performed a two song encore, including Big Brown Turtle. This
to satisfy the
appetites of everyone present at
performance. Judging from enthusiasm audience’s on Feb. 7, Wilson appears to be closer to his wish than he the the
Scott Anderson of Finger Eleven performs at Mrs. Robinson’s on Feb. 5.
cott Anderson, vocalist for Finger Eleven, sat sipping
his coffee in a tiny, dingy
coffee shop and wrestled with the
question he and his band are asked all too often:
you change your name?” The frontman of the former Rainbow Butt Monkeys explained he, along with bassist and brother Sean Anderson, guitarists James Black and Rick Jackett and then
agonized for weeks over whether or not to change the name that had brought them much success. “We wanted a neutral name, not a joke,” Anderson said.
their latest release Tip, along with
Finger Eleven, the neutral name the entire band hole-heartedly
agreed upon, was originally a line in their
song Thin Spirits, which removed. Anderson
explained the line
the context of the song, comparing the eleventh finger to the sixth
sense and third eye. In a way, he said, it was the “eleventh finger”
persuaded them to finally change their name. modified with the Along that
moniker, the band’s musical style has matured a great deal from the days of the care-free, tongue-incheek variety of music found on the Butt
Monkeys’ Letters from
“We wanted we could set Junkhouse members Dan Aachen, left, and Tom Wilson entertain the crowd during a sold-out performance on Feb. 7 at Mrs. Robinson’s. The band is touring in support of their latest release Fuzz.
and Tool.” Perhaps the smooth transition into the new sound can be partly attributed to the band’s producer Arnold Lanni. “We met Arnold and soon discovered he had the same songphilosophy as us,” writing Anderson said. “He helped us out a lot - he would hear our songs and suggest changes that would make them cooler.” The new music is definitely cool, as Finger Eleven demonstrated in concert at Mrs. Robinson’s, 122 Weber St., W., Kitchener, Feb.*-5. They performed all the songs off
make an album along side of our to
Anderson said, “Our Lady Peace, Stone Temple Pilots favorites,”
as I can Spit from Letters from Chutney and a cover of Depeche Mode’s Walking in my
Along with the new music, the band presented its new drummer Rich Beddoe to Kitchener, who was selected from auditions of up to 40 hopefuls. Gommerman left the band on good terms to attend school.
done on writing some new material and
touring for now, and they plan
heading into the studio
During the interview, Anderson tell he has had a good show when he can’t revealed that he can
After the show,
show he could “Not much.”
— SPOKE, February
Bones struggle to jamming
by Lisa Roberts
“We wanted to get on tape but we needed
the most about playing guitar?” asked Jeff Dammlier, bassist for
something a drummer, so we called Jim.” The result of the combination of
Guelph band Bones, during a
“Do you know what
1995 simply called
posture similar to the late Elvis
names for the band, and came up
example of the relaxed atmosphere the group creates when the four-member group is in the studio. The space is Ttiis is a small
couch against one wall, a battered personal stereo littered with CDs and tapes, and a fridge containing
were already playing
After the two went their separate
ways, a chance meeting between Mollison and England in June 1993 led to Bones’ formation. “Matt and I met up, talked about decided
fan of ours said
meets Our Lady Peace, if offered help,” any that’s Dammlier. most the probably “That’s accurate description, and it’s very
three of us
jam with us
but the clean melody lines take the off.”
plans to return to the recording studios for another CD release, to
be out hopefully by the summer.
positive note, they completed the
song. Blind, which can be found on the new CD. During 1996 and 1997, Bones performed a series of warm-up shows, opening for bands like the The Monoxides, Gandharvas, Alanis an and Supergarage,
lives during songwriting.
was, according to the band, the worst in the world. On a more
got a non-heavy edge to us. The music can get as heavy as it wants,
outfits, various in inlcuding a high school stage band
Munich,” remembered Israel. “We performed for a crowd capacity of almost 3,000.” When asked what their music sounds like, the guys are hesitant
experience was invaluable for the guys. However, they were still searching for a bass player to
Drummer Jim Israel, vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kal Mollison, and England Matt guitarist lead complete the lineup. Israel and Mollison
jammed for two years before Jeff came in,” said Mollison. “Anyone else that came
demos and a seven song CD, Bones is preparing for a number of area two
much money on
spring water and dark ales. After the release of two
playing around with
with Bones sort of at the last minute,” said England. Mollison insists the band spent
year’s Oktoberfest in Kitchener. “It was the largest bash outside
at first to
lunged forward, acoustic guitar around his neck, and assumed a
“We just want the music to be the “We only hope the people who see us like thing,” says England.
what they With
aspirations, such determination and positive thinking, the
climb to the top for Bones be easier than
also performed during last
Bones, left to Enqland, lead
Dammlier, bass; Jim
and Kal Mollison, vocals and rhythm
guitar. (photo by Lisa Roberts)
Local music scene
Cambridge gospel singer keeps the Good
by Natalie Schneider
away. We started working and the music just
patience and a
heart has brought Lorraine Peters
good things in the new year. The Cambridge-based singer takes gospel music to a new level with
been released, but it’s also been submitted to this year’s Juno awards for the best Gospel experience
eventually met up with
and didn’t told
had a great voice but
was looking So I asked
for an if
because there was already a huge market in that area. “I think there’s just not
people that dedicate their lives God. I’m going to sing to
Even never get paid any money, is what I’m going to do,”
his music exclusively.
(photo by Natalie Schneider)
to minister to
and tap into
Despite different agendas, Peters and Grant eventually met and
from there everything
appeared on a compilation Grant produced, then they began focusing on her music place.
Make know where
coming from.” Her music conveys a serious message but delivers it in a light-hearted happy way, said Peters. The fact that her music delivers such a strong message admits that it might Peters they are
Cambridge-based gospel singer Lorraine Peters.
Total silence “I’ve
a struggle.” that entail a career in the
seeing the joy that people’s lives, said
the connection and
your time to
young The music all the same but how you is go about it is different. You have to look at a person, no matter who
God. You think this world is made of nothingness? If you I would take this I were now while you have time
She approaches the simply by crowds
have laughed. I just stopped in the middle of the show and said, ‘You can laugh now but there’s a day where you’re going to stand
kids a different way.
a risk she has to
“There’s kids that are probably going to make fun. I’ve had situations where young people
the heart,” said Peters.
gospel and he said ‘No’,” said
going into different worlds. To me that thing is important the people see you as real and not an act. What I’m telling them is from
some guy wanted to hear me. So sang Amazing Grace. He told me
feel like singing but she
Despite the obvious struggles
on the phone. I bad mood that day
but said this
discovered that anything worth something in your life comes with
as if she’s telling to live their lives,
Everybody has this label, to me all music belongs to God. You can take it either for good or bad,” she
the opportunity to listen, this
the producer of Knock and things rolled along from there. my cousin remember “I called me from Toronto and she
of them are going ‘Well that’s not Christian music.’ Well music? Christian is what
of the Year.
to us in four
Public reaction to her music has been for the most part celebrated. While some people enjoy her twist on gospel music, some have taken judgement on her, said
the look at ability vocal mesmerizing of Peters. Songs range in style from R&B to haunting Irish type harmonies. Not only has her
days,” said Peters
to the studio just before
graduated from teacher’s college, which was in May. We had about
Krsyck, her debut release.
Her grounded view of what’s to sets Peters’ apart from an industry filled with dreams of fame and fortune.
?I believe if something is for you in life, nothing’s going to change that. If Lorraine Peters is supposed to be some big ol’
going to I’m supposed to stay local, well there’s no problem with that. There’s probably some lives that will have been touched
here and that’s enough me. Plus I want my kids see an example in me. That’s
the biggest thing.
want them to look back at my and feel shame,” said Peters.
— Page 13
The Replacement Killers on action, not on
with Great Expectations
all action movie fanatics: you love non-stop action, guns, blood and violence, The Replacement Killers is worth your
deep, meaningful and thoughtprovoking plot, you may want to consider spending your time and
Rooker) killing the son of mob boss Mr. Wei (Kenneth Tsang). Wei hires hitman John Lee (Chow Yun-Fat) to get even with Zedkov, but eventually backs down. Furious that Lee didn’t follow orders, Wei sends his goons to kill him. Desperate to get out of the Sorvino),
(Gwyneth Paltrow), receives
Chow Yun-Fat and
United States to make
this film. Fortunately, his inexperience with the language was hardly
no more than any
other foreign action
Sorvino, a great actress (she has the Oscar to prove it) and all around cool chick simply didn’t
work with in this film. of Cobum had potential
awesome liberated comes down to
merely shooting guns and a couple of tough-broad one-liners. Antoine Fuqua makes an impressive film directorial debut in The Replacement Killers - a far
executive producer for this film, was probably responsible for at least half of the ticket sales simply
New York and
Finn finds Estella
friendship that sends the viewer on an
his life greatly in the future.
emotional rollercoaster from happi-
strives to revive their
The remake of Great Expectations
ness to sympathy.
lead actors are
fiance left her at the altar; and an
escaped convict, Lustig (Robert
Maggie (Kim Dickens) and her
equal in their
an excellent job portray-
Later the movie flashes to the ’90s,
Great Expecations, rated
a film worth seeing, especially
that are not
enjoy romantic stories
sappy or corny. This mod-
When you walk out of the you may feel like you’ve
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ing a naive yet determined Finn and
not unlike the
Finn saves the
a few screws in the brain after her
meets three people who will influence
from his roots in directing music videos, including his cry
a romantic film of love and childhood
throughout his childhood, is paid by Ms. Dinsmoor to come entertain her and Estella every Saturday.
has starred in over
70 movies throughout his career in Hong Kong, makes his American film debut in The Replacement Killers. Amazingly enough, Yun-Fat couldn’t speak a word of English before coming to the
Finn, an aspiring
Lee taking place within the first two minutes of the opening
in art. In the
and a career
murder committed by
pursue a career
somewhere in 1970s Florida (the original story was set in 19th century England). A young Finn Belle (Jeremy James Kissner)
Estella a large
Dicken’s classic justice.
Bancroft), Estella’s aunt
(Raquel Beaudene), a phoney playmate of Finn’s; Ms. Dinsmoor (Anne
document him a fake
Finn finds everything he has always wanted, but never had: wealth, dignity
sum of money from an unknown
reinvented version does the Charles
up Cobum’s office, she and Lee become partners in bringing down Wei and his empire once and for The action
Finn (now played by Ethan Hawke) who is caught in a erratic win-
When Wei’s goons
The Replacement Killers begins with Det. Stan Zedkov (Michael
”3 The names of characters have changed as well as minor aspects
country, he turns to
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Condors lose ugly Conestoga’s penalties were of the
By Michael Hilborn
hands of their opponents. The second period ended with Cambrian leading by to play right into the
There is an old, rather stale joke that goes something like this. “I went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out.” That could
probably apply to the recent game
to all intents
between the Conestoga Condors and the Cambrian Golden Shields. Conestoga lost 8-2 in a game that penalty nearly 190 featured
and purposes a non-stop brawl. Even though the outcome was a foregone conclusion, Cambrian persisted in its goon tactics and the
game including minutes not misconducts, of which there were six, including a coach misconduct to Conestoga assistant coach Gary Thiel. He will be suspended from
Condors seemed unable At one point, was an incident on the
to resist the bait.
benches that required the officials to stand in the doors to keep the
Wednesday. The Condors entered the game with a 9-3 record against a team
After the game the two coaches offered their individual perspec-
the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association in penalties with 677 minutes. Conestoga is the
Feb.20 and Boimomme said he “warm a guarantee could reception” for the Condors. “They’re a bunch of idiots,” said Conestoga coach Kevin Hergott. When asked if he saw any bright
aggressive,” James said. “Cambrian has been reported by the Boreal team for this sort of thing.” The Boreal Viperes are
Cambrian’s cross-town rivals in Sudbury. They are second in the league in penalty minutes with
spots in the game,
A Condor forward the game Feb. 7.
sent flying by a Golden Shield defender
(Photo by Rachel Pearce)
did acknowledge that Darryl Sinclair had played well.
coach Condors performance. Kevin Hergott said his team didn’t match their opponents level of
“He was the only guy who was playing both ends of the rink,” said Hergott. In fact, Sinclair
made what was
probably the prettiest play in an otherwise ugly game when he took a pass at centre ice, turned the
Cambrian defenceman inside-out at the blue line and went in all alone
Conestoga was taking runs at his star player, Sheldon Weber. There will be a rematch in Sudbury on
of Cambrian. “They’re very dirty, very rough,
coach Doug Bonhomme. “We have 12 players over 200 pounds and nobody’s going to intimidate us.” Bonhomme also claimed that
least penalized with 269.
on the events. “They
director Ian James, this
by the goal tender, Darryl Whyte. Sinclair
Conestoga goals, scoring one and assisting on the other... Statistics showed that Cambrian outshot the Condors 59-37. The Condors have the best road record in the league, (7-0) but are a dismal 2-4 at home. There was a
noticeable lack of fan support at
by Cambrian outnumber the
come “We had
too many out hustled us.”
That was not the case throughout most of the first period. Conestoga opened the scoring at 5:07 on a power-play goal by Sean Murray, but the Golden Shields replied with two goals in a span of one
minute, including a short-handed effort by Ken Pagen. Cambrian scored another shorthanded goal late in the period to lead at the end of the
score of 5-1.
comeback when Darryl
scored at 7:08 of the second while
Cambrian was playing two men short, but the Condors were unable to
momentum. From game deteriorat-
that point on, the
ed into a slugfest. In fact, all 10 goals were scored while someone
in the penalty box.
in the Darryl Sinclair (21) gets ready to rush to the aid of goaltender Darryl Whyte (1) Pearce) Rachel (Photo by scrappy affair against Cambrian.
Drugs are no cause By Matt According
to a recent article in
Sports Illustrated, several players in the
National Hockey League are
became exposed in the NHL. “I think it’s more psychological than anything else,” he said. “As far as
concern, local coaches say
athlete a “pick-up”,
consequences of drug abuse.
The component of Sudafed which triggers the desired effects psudeoephedrine
cases, the effect of this
even though he acts as the team’s trainer, he is not allowed to dispense medications. This is in
use does not violate any current
accordance with minor hockey’s
The article in Sports Illustrated suggested that some players who
using the drug Sudafed to enhance their on-ice performance. The drug is
available over the counter and
Kitchener Rangers coach Geoff shared Hergott’s partly
coaches on the subject of using
medication to enhance performance, the results interviewed coaches indicate think there is next to no cause for
of coach Conestoga’s men’s hockey team, said that nobody really heard
about' the subject until
Rangers,” Ward said. “If the circumstances are a player is sick and he wants to take medication so he can play, that’s fine with me.”
Rangers take their players through a drug education course every year, showing them said the
to participate in the test
the banned by Olympic Committee.
OCAA nor the Ontario
Hockey League drug
tests for their players.
Dr. Robert Lee, of the Waterloo
Medicine Clinic, psudeoephedrine helps give the Sports
effects of caffeinated drinks.
“The problem with this drug is it shows up even in minute traces in a urine sample,” he said. He added that caffeine becomes a banned substance when there is more than 12 micrograms per litre in a test
“There should be random testing in minor hockey. If a player is using drugs to enhance his performance, it should be stopped.”
said he has never
across the situation of requiring testing but did state the Rangers
to educate the player
against using drugs to boost his
coach head Storm Guelph George Burnett doesn’t believe its an issue for minor hockey. “It’s (Sudafed) not used by the Storm, and I don’t think there is
cause for concern,” he said. He added that the issue of drug
on people’s rights, and that he was unsure of the OHL’s policy on the matter. “I’m not aware of any testing
doesn’t matter whether it’s physical or psychological
Ward said. “The player depending on the drug
Both Hergott and Burnett said more research is done on
the matter, they don’t believe there is
of a problem.
See Drugs page 15
cnn mro onjn o
— Page 15
Rec Centre builds history Building
was named after former Conestoga College president
By Dan Meaaher
However, the college has since been reduced to having teams only in soccer, men’s hockey, and
For those of you who walk by the massive rounded building at the west end of the campus everyday and wonder who Kenneth E. Hunter is, wonder no more.
women’s softball. The building was
also several outside events,
complex that was erected at Doon campus opened in 1980 and was initially called the recreation
the school, the building
Paula coordinator of said
administrative services at the rec centre.
“Hunter really pushed for
building during his term as president and he was the driving force
funded by the Wintario draw, which supplied 50 per cent of the grants, and has since endured despite budget cuts that have seen its staff fall from 12 fulllargely
time people to just
hockey team that boasted the likes of Sue Scherer, who went on to for
that several events
venue, including such college annuals as V.I.P. day and convocation. at the
While the use of the building has remained somewhat similar over
complex might not get as much use as it should from its stuthat the
built for the students,”
are focusing on trying to be profitable while still
being available to the students.” The attempt to be profitable involves year-round rental of the ice surface for various recreational
hockey leagues and other ventures, as well as renting out the
teams in sports such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and golf. There was also a women’s
for various events.
recalls a time
complex was home
gymnastics and dog shows, which I’m glad to see the end of,”
After former Conestoga College president Kenneth E. Hunter left
which no longer take place. “We use to have shows such as the Lipizzan Stallions, provincial
named in his honor. “He was instrumental
(Photo by Dan Meagher) is
a bit mystified.
suppose the college community is made up of a lot of mature students, many of whom have fam“I
and don’t have the time to the facilities and
make use of
a bit of a shame.”
Currently, use of the
complex is about 60 per cent community and 40 per cent by the college, and Feddema said that they would like to at least
maintain that record of but the task is
complicated by cuts
needs to be taken
out of the college’s budget, the first to be hit since
sidered a ‘soft service,’ in that we don’t provide educational
Despite the difficulties in maintaining the building with such a small
for the centre
the students to use
said the need
there and the
Drugs continued from page 14 The Rangers, said Ward, use mental preparation as much as anything else in getting ready for games.
Conestoga college is starting to surface. Conestoga’s team in fourth place in the OCAA West division.
officer for the
Conestoga’s hoop history Matt Harris
10 of which were rookies.
Haines had two 24 point perfor-
SPOKE, men’s varsity basketball may be returning to
Haines proved to be the lone
mances. The first came against as Conestoga dropped a
bright spot as the losses piled up.
close one, losing 84-79.
reported in the Feb. 2, 1998
in time for the
season beginning in the fall. The last season that Conestoga played hoops in the Ontario College Athletic Association was 1992-93. Here’s a look back at
scored 15 in a 77-62 loss
Kenneth Hunter Recreation Centre Oct. 29 against Hamilton’s Mohawk college. Reserve player David Haines
the bench to score
points in leading Conestoga to a
97-82 win. That team, coached by Marty Kings, carried 14 play-
losses piled up.
season with a 5-11 mark, good enough for fourth place in the
Canadore finished at the top of the division with a 13-3 mark.
The team dropped two more 87-59 by Canadore and dropping a 85-62 decision at the hands of Seneca.
“Unlike blood don’t
for legitimate purposes,”
to finish the
OCAA’s West division.
within a week, getting blown out
educate them on what
time winning 85-77.
The team went on
the lone bright spot as
required to attend a drug to
are acceptable medications.
second victory of the season
by beating Mohawk
segments of that season.
The Condors opened
The team rebounded its
The Condors then struggled through the next few weeks.
MEN’S HOCKEY OCAA STANDINGS
(Photo by Dan Meagher)
According to the rules set down by the Canadian College Athletic Association, asthma and respiratory ailment drugs and caffeine are classified under Section Four as restricted drugs. John Sharpe, media relations
Athletic Association. Each varsity
of caffeine just before competition to get an extra amount of energy.
said that similar rules apply
jurisdiction of the
Algonquin took the East division with a 15-1 record.
Haines finished the campaign with a scoring average of 19 points per game, placing him fourth in league standings.
*Condor/Cambrian statistics updated to Feb. 7/98
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— SPOKE, February
Not your ordinary program
Recreation grads: what do they do? By Becky
for plans for the future. Price
400 - 500 students apply for the program each year, so it is that
“We’ve been able
the with only program
alternative methodology works because the program
said he has been
the City of Kitchener since 1981.
depends on the student rather than
program He started out as supervisor for summer programs and camps and after some
Michael Price, manager of
culture and special events for the
City of Kitchener, graduated from leadership recreation the
1976 as a mature
the area supervisor.
After more restructuring, he is now manager of ACE. Price said
featured in the recreation leader-
an being psychology at
undergraduate in university.
coming from prepared him for the
said he liked the
enhance and improve and special events to give people a positive view of the city. When asked what he liked best
cultural events, arts
about his job Price said employer that has given
grow an employer
me and that
program offered instead of sitting down and listening to lectures. He said it was a much better way to open up doors to employment and
learn in environments that are real.
he works with and the products they come up with. He gave the Festival of the Night as an
Ten years ago. Price became a
said he also likes the groups
example. As a family oriented, non-licensed event, around 15,000
but the good feeling he gets from helping to put on a successful
people came out to celebrate New Years Eve together. Price said successful events are a lot of work
finished his schooling at night. In 1975, he became the director facilities. “I
charge of and
Student employment and co-op education
were added to the office three years ago and all the departments were combined. Wright said the best thing about the program was “working with other people in the class and developing close
This is possible because of the emphasis on grcfcp work in the program. been has segment “Every always fun, and interesting challenging”, said Wright when asked to pick out a highlight from her career. for future plans she says she
Conestoga and there are plans to expand the co-op education section which will give her something new to work on. Meanwhile, she is currently working on a Bachelor of Adult through part-time Education is
Wilfrid Laurier University. Chief Administration Officer for Grey County, Norm Gamble said the thing he liked best about the
1973, Gamble became the sports coordinator for the new City of Cambridge. He graduation,
was the In 1980, Gamble Commissioner of Administration Cambridge personnel for the department, computer needs and
D5A bus trip
was a pain
in the butt. It’s
kind of like being a vice principal, you have to handle all the So,
recommended that the city do away with his job. Gamble moved to Owen Sound 1990
Administration Officer for the County of Grey. “It was good timing personally, my son was moving to Toronto and I was ready
a great place to
There are five golf courses in the area and you don’t need a tee time, and they still allow beer in
While he was at Conestoga, he was elected C.O.R. (Council of
Representatives) student council it was because I was a year older than everybody
president, “I think
September 1990, Conestoga
asked him to be the convocation speaker in November and he was career with a presented achievement award.
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She also ran a day camp program out of the recreation centre during the summer. Three years later, the college alumni office the established where she worked exclusively for
Leadership Advisory Committee and he said it was a way to contribute to the college and the program. After graduation. Price found recreation at the Children’s Village
own Mary Wright
ation centre as a
quite happy where he
alumni services, student employment and co-op education, graduated from the recreation leadership program 12 years ago in 1986. During her second year in the program she started working full time at the Kenneth E. Hunter recre-
Conestoga College is a two-year program only offered at Doon campus. Only 28 students are admitted each September and faculty member Denis Kuhl said
bad jokes. “He was a terrific fella.” said Gamble. A couple of months before
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