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— No. 42

30th Year

Students can petition for

final

dance

Graduation formal proposed for 2000 By

van Donkersgoed

Julie

want

actually

this,

how many know

people students really Students

who

are interested in

a graduation formal can

by

support

their

petition in the

outside of their programs, and

show

signing

whom

a

DSA office.

brought

ceremony? Hussey said

While

The idea of a grad formal was originally

students want to be with

after the

to

the

her

concerns,

attention of Jenn Hussey,

DSA

more

vice-president of operations,

done

work needs to make the

by a classmate

Hussey’s

in

second-year

a

marketing

idea

The idea was presented to Hussey in the form of a petition, which she agreed to

and

DSA

the

hope

it

would

to

be

project

is

still

a petition, but the

needs to be approved

we

have

to

actually

organize this thing,” she said.

Murphy, president of

Kristin

office in the

Doon

Student Association,

attract signatures.

said he approves of plans for a

approached,

graduation formal in the year

being

Since

however,

reality.

“There

program.

place in the

she

supports the idea regardless of

Hussey has been attempting to raise awareness and interest in

Murphy, DSA president, gives the “A-OK” to the idea of a (Photo by Julie van Donkersgoed) graduation formal dance.

Kristin

the idea. “I thi n k this is a really great

why

idea and that’s

I

agreed to support project,

liability,

in the near future.

Hussey

attendance at the event since students might have other commitments following a

this year,” said

graduation ceremony.

notice.

training

get

to

would

I

really like to see a formal

think

it’s

a really great idea for next

year’s grads.”

members reach new

Adrenaline Club

even Murphy, “but there just isn’t time to pull one together at such short “I

She said the college needs to ask if students

mainly because of the

.

said while a grad formal will not occur this year, he would like to see one

drinking and driving issue,” she said. Hussey also said she was not sure about

said she has concerns about spin-off issues. “This is a good idea, however there are

problems with

,

Murphy

in the

it

first place,” said Hussey.

While enthusiastic about the

2 000

heights

adventure

the

hungry members ready for the big

By Lindsay Gibson

jump. There are some people

who

crazy world

in this

love the

thrill

of

adventure and the taste of fear that accompanies it. For Adrenaline

Club

members

College,

it is

at

Cruel intentions

PAGE

12

extreme sports

-

a

t

weather wasn’t quite clear enough

became a

prior to

reality

when he

proposed the idea of the club to the Doon Student Association and they

the

at

January

college its

first

actually

made

mem-

Sunday and

the jump.

Hunter said the plane took them up 2,800 ft. and it took them 2 fi

leap of

is

when some of

the

from the Parachute School

first

bers went back on

the

minutes to get to the ground. “It was a rush,” said Hunter

of Toronto.

The

so only a handful of the club

seeking

members went skydiving. The group drove to Arthur, skydiving took they where training

menxjnes

which proved to be something softer and easier in practice. The day of the big jump was to be the following day, Saturday, but the

faith in

"

also

the

summer

adventure, took

Daseba

They

straps.

September 1998 school year. His

anyone

4

and pulling

their safety harnesses

practised and proper landing rolls

became interested. The club, which consists of 30 registered members and is open to

PwlilC

club had to learn before they were able to jump. They practised using

Club president, Sean Hunter, a second-year computer-programanalysis student, thought about

vision

indeed

based

is

they crave.

lovers the

cruel

sport of skydiving

the parachute

starting a club for

is

Conestoga

these offbeat sports

The

heavily on safety, something the ready members of the adrenaline

day consisted of intense

who

trying to get another activity set-

up before the semester ends. When asked why he and other

members of sort is

the group crave this

of fearful adventure, he said

because

it

is

it

something new and

not

hockey,” said Hunter. “You don

have to be physically oriented.

soccer

and

it’s

not

It

is

fit

a great

t

or sports

way

to try

something new and meet new people

different. “It’s

analysis stuHunter, second-year computer programming by Lindsay (Photo Club. dent and president of Adrenaline

Sean

at the

same time.” would

In the future. Hunter

like

to plan trips for paintball, water rafting,

mountain biking and rock

There is no club membership fee but members must cover all activity costs which are

climbing.

subsidized by the

DSA.


Page 2

— SPOKE, March

DSA

15,

1999

NEWS

Dental plan dismissed

president to run

board of governors

for

The

By Melissa

Murphy with the

The Doon Student Association’s on next year’s board

said

he

Murphy

Kristin

of governors.

becoming a board

felt

“That’s

a big fan

and

want

I

of

KPIs

student

who can make

information or

if

Murphy

done.” Kristin

is

with

the

information gathered for the

Key

what

done

is

Performance Indicators (KPIs). “I’m a big fan of KPIs and

Murphy,

president of DSA

want

or

information

anything

if

provided by the

know

issues

the

how

understand

and

I

is

and other

this

Murphy

he

believes

he

said

would be a good representative students because for Conestoga he knows their issues and cares about making a difference. see a student that

“I’d rather

member

a

knew what was going on

in the

Murphy

said he

I

the

executive continue to get

handed

information,” he said.

in his

v

;: : .

more

any other students are running

over the summer. Mike Harris,

will

chief returning officer for this

college than

wanted to

be on April

ers. It

amount they can

Boertien, said

life,

Menage

of

director

limit the dollar

collect.

said if a cap

put on the

is

doUar amount students can

thought

she

trips stu-

to coUect food

bank vouchers or to

was a

that

make

dents can

a

is

that a limit be

was suggested

placed on the number of

collect,

some students may use the fuU amount instead of the $20 they may

want to hold an kind because of the

then

need.

want

going to

“Are people

Room?”

Tara Llanes, vice-president of

to

education, said

she

ficult for the

asked.

it

would be too

dif-

DSA executive to sug-

:

more than one candiit

home

Conestoga

party in the Blue :

plan

for the position.

held,

promotions Menage, was concerned about stu-

atmosphere,

The

is

coming in two or three times a week to pick up food bank vouch-

event of this

(“A'

to research the

is

Boertien said student sendees

a

students might not

next

DSA decided to suggest to the DSA board of directors that the

If there is

cutting off donations.

had

of

.

made about

brought the idea to the

Becky

nomination form on Feb. 23 but as of yet he does not know of

date and an election

someone that just do it to meet important

but

Parliamentary

recommend

kind

s

n

driving

student

“The idea isn’t completely dead,

what

executive

factor in her opinion, she said,

collect

to

expressed

DSA that some stu-

discretion should be

he

said

commuter school and

take any action now, but

sendees

concerned about some students

intoxicated.

the

In other business, Boertien said

express

dents

information on the dental plan.

(OCCSPA).

Association

recommended

continue

of

Community Colleges

the Ontario

Student

colleges work,” he said.

DSA not

programmer/analyst

and

student

Ellen assistant,

Gerry Cleaves, vice-president of

personal dona-

weE.

promo-

executive,

15 said they

already had a dental plan.

second-year

a

DSA,

Allison,

students

of

interest,

cafeteria at

o

who

number

wouldn’t and 77 students said they

I

Chad

i

assistant,

of whom 43 people said they would plan dental a use

president, said the

donation system and asked the

t

was answered by

executive

can make

of holding a licensed school

the college.

tion

DSA

dents were abusing the food bank

dance in the Blue Room

135 students

Murphy,

Next on the agenda was the possibility

to the

donate to the fund and Kristin

concerns to the

the election,

now.

student affairs,

is

computer

for him. “I

Murphy

is

executive, as a whole, will

student

genuinely

were

for

student

was approved.

services peer tutor,

in

interested

the

Nichols,

campaign speeches so the peoones the are voting

of education. The referendum ques-

done,” he said. the next obvious step

member was

pie

Myma

tions as

election ballots for vice-president

what they do with the

to see

it

The question was added

looking forward to being involved

anything

with is

he

a dental plan if

health plan

the proper

if elected,

said,

the voting should take place after

student

the

suggested that next year

assistant,

offered as an opt-out plan as the

decisions,” he said.

they do with the

asked

promotions

Bambrick,

Bryan

Student

the

DSA

would use

happening and a

is

Doon

population to vote on whether they

who

student

a

for

at the

.

The

what they (BOD) are

knows what

see what

to

Room

by being the president will help him if he were to become a board of governors member. looking

“I’m

learned

has

agenda

the

Association executive meeting held Feb. 23 in the Sanctuary’s Other

and the student

he

perspectives

president will run for the student

position

DSA

on

experience

his

said

home computer

purchase of a

The

turnout.

referendum were one of the items

people,” he said.

Dietrich

the

executive for their help, but said he was disappointed in the voter

of the dental plan

results

thanked

election,

year’s

By Jaime Clark

The

DSA decided

on

to pass

gest alternatives

that

She

their

own.

schools to find out what they do.

the

towards

donation

on

said she would'contact other

7.

Additional funding needed for KPI program By Melissa

vice-president

college’s

The Conestoga College board of

finance,

made

governors wants the proportion of

comparing

funding allocation which

each

the

based

of

levels

three

to

education: elementary, secondary

and post-secondary. Mullan said the operating grants

of

percentage

existing

the

to colleges

Key Performance Indicators measure college performance. Three components of the KPI’s, graduate employment, graduate employer and satisfaction satisfaction, will be used to

per cent since 1991

determine

portion

a

government

funding

colleges

beginning

2000 - 2001

of

the

for

the

He showed

Conestoga could easily

the students

need support from

and big businesses

the education minister about the

The board also discussed coUeges being permitted to grant

issue, but

applied degrees.

some universities the from response

Tibbits

said

looking

He

colleges

into

are

which

degrees

two

per

were discussed

may

session.

in

available

add

schooling

signed an articulation

agreement

tuition fees.

an extra and may

year

at their

fees

even the increases

permitting Conestoga students to

have not made

go there for a one-year bachelor’s

Canada’s Open University

ATHABASCA UNIVERSITY

issues

meeting

will take place

on March 22.

touts* U Am I

be on-campus Tuesday, April 6, 1999

to

encourage the

make the six per cent based on KPI performance a reward, money that is allocated in to

also said he does not

want

to

indicators,

to

because is

receive

less

the

KPI

part of the existing

funding.

The board decided to lobby the government to make the six per cent additional funding by sending

a letter to the council of regents

and the minister of education.

for Heart

II :00 am :30 pm the top of the cafeteria stairs 1

at

(inside

Door #4)

addition to existing funding.

see colleges, which do poorly on

fam

will

meeting Feb. 22 that

trying

government

allocation

the

later in a closed

The next meeting

increase

President John Tibbits told the

funding

of

of the

with Western Sydney University that

indicators.

the

during

programs, yet to be determined,

cent

which perform well on the three

He

Further details

addressed

certain

in

be allocated to the colleges

is

are not yet willing to accept

During the meeting Tibbits announced that on Feb. 12 he and

indicators or six per cent in total

he

who

the board a chart

McGregor

be

this idea.

applied

college principal Grant

to

said there also has been

would be offered through

adjustment for each of the three

board

not

becoming

universities.

The

more support has

generated for the idea.

.

A maximum

will

in

a three-year program here.

the area to help get the ball rolling.

increase

He added tuition

available,

Tibbits said he has approached

degree option after they complete

1992.

-

funding.

in

and funding were

the resources

governors will

which displayed the increase in growth within the college system

and the

absolute

be 20 to 30 per cent bigger. He added that the board of

have decreased by 18

operating grants to the college.

of

Tibbits told the board he believes if

of

be additional funding rather than a

on Key Performance Indicators

lack

the

for

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is

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MARCH 15, 1999 — Page 3

angers

theft

journalism student By

Elizabeth Sackrider

journalism.

anywhere.

who

Zeljkovic

Someone

came

from

student Jacqueline Smith’s

Bosnia and Smith whose family emigrated from Trinidad share

era

the

journalism

stole

camfrom the Spoke newsroom on the weekend of Feb. 19. Smith, who begins her work term in March, doesn’t have the $700 to

a

know

“I

she

came from another

I did.

Now she has to

go on her work term without her

Smith posted signs around the

camera,” said Zeljkovic.

When Darko

Things

do

the signs, he decided to

like this

something to help Smith.

what

to do.”

The missing camera wasn’t wedding

to take photos at a

She

afternoon. entire “I

can happen and

nobody has any money

Zeljkovic

know the

only problem. Smith had planned

country like

school asking that the camera be

saw

link of being

minority.

replace her camera.

returned.

common

wanted

to

no

my camera,

the

avail.

but

was

I

said

anything because they are

all

photographer.”

Smith.

“I

was

the

Smith had volunteered

only

do

Zeljkovic.

journalist,” he said. “I just put

the high cost of a professional

myself

photographer.

Zeljkovic,

third- semester

a

know how much

journalism student, decided to

To

photo cards to raise money to

era,

sell

March

journalism students might donate

them,” said Smith. “I wouldn’t

week of

something towards the

Zeljkovic and Smith have been

Smith

acquaintances since they started

Zeljkovic

he

said

bad

feels

because he knows

how much

a

camera can mean

somebody

in

to

she

school at 7:30 p.m. to attend a

Waterloo regional police have recovered Smith’s camera in a pawnshop.

The

morning

next

her

find

couldn’t

Smith camera

Lee

will only be in the

Kitchener area at a certain time, but this is the same time that the

The acceptance of the new employed positions and the

regional

the election ballot in

group

enter

to

the

One of the main problems for the

DSA

board of directors

have

meeting.

is

to

that both events would take place at the end of

included on

indicate

many

is

that

it

may

Jen Hussey, who sits on the board of directors and is vice-

executive to plan such elaborate

president of operations for the

events at the same time.

were

DSA, began over an

the meeting

by going

DSA

position

existing

which has been renamed business manager and has been modified to include more responsibilities. She then went over the job of promotions co-ordinator, another new job being added to the DSA. Hussey also went over the

remaining

the

of

descriptions

minor

DSA executive jobs, listing made

modifications

at their last

executive

by

the

She then did a quick overview of the outlining budget the modifications also

DSA

discussion,

made

the job

16

members

over to next year’s executive. Cleaves also updated the board

considered

as

competition

a

Ellen Menage,

board

some

raised at

DSA

the

approved

who is

also sits

by

items

on

DSA

the

co-ordinator,

other

pete at the regionals.

Menage

also discussed

with

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Harris also discussed

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Page 4

1999

15,

dreams, memories and dad

Field of There

thinking about

an

is

emotion.

that

states

when we

are

young,

the

future

Its

it is

and

how it

appreciates

this

grand, storied past

upon

built

recollections

is

and

reminiscence. It is

an

is

Baseball

was.

old phrase that

how

the lifeblood not only of the

adversary

game, but also of those who commit themselves to it. These old black and white memories

becomes

flicker in the conscience of

adversary, and as

we

age, our

the

past.

an honest truth in this dichotomy. The future and the past There

are

is

are

but

entities,

separate

inseparably linked.

One

allures us

with possibility, the other haunts us with its finality. Now and then

you may even catch yourself

any

devout follower of the game. The graceful stride of Joe

DiMaggio pursuing flyballs in old Yankee Stadium; Duke Snider hitching rides

home with

day games

after

in

fans

long-gone

Ebbets Field; Mickey Mantle battling teammate Roger Maris for

Babe Ruth’s 61 home-run record As marvelous as these in ’61. memories are, however, they are not

first

hand.

But as spring training for the 1999 season unfolds and the last season of the old millennium

draws anxiously near, vivid memories of an eight-year-old boy and

come

his father

On

to mind.

a perfect bright and clear

mid-summer afternoon, the father buys the boy some cotton candy nearly as big as the boy, takes him by the hand and leads him up a Suddenly, an unnaturally green,

roamed

field appears,

manicured

their

older,

once

the

the crack of a Louisville slugger the throughout echoes that

But as the boy grew into manhood, he would come

The names of such stadium. immortals as Cobb and Kaline hang in the air like whispers on

realize the value of his past, his

your shoulder.

That

watch the game, and boy and his father become intoxicated by the thrill of

summer, perhaps on a perfect bright and clear afternoon, the

the grass.

place,

frequent trips to that hallowed sports frequent,

As

why some

is

time

back

will take his father

to

this

boy

to that

so they may immerse themselves in thick memories and hear those soothing whispers

dad?”

Detroit.”

it’s

his

memories and the constant link that bonded him and his father.

the

“No, son,

became less ground and eventually ceased

altogether.

They

slowly,

“Is this heaven,

cavernous, dark tunnel.

boy grew

by the very same players the boy had only seen on his collected baseball cards. The two take their seats and are soothed by the sounds of leather on leather and

once again.

years passed, however, and

Fingerprinting rule unpopular with teachers Since Jan.

parent to educate, guide and warn

1,

their

Ontario

the

of life without frightening unfortunate that a few

Teachers, the

them.

governing

sick individuals can cause society

body

to

for

Ontario

It’s

be mistrustful of the people in we entrust our

whose hands

children for several hours a day.

has

teachers,

required criminal record checks of all graduates before they can be certified.

Travelling can be risky business

about the harsh

children

realities

of

College

In areas where police forces

do

not provide this service, the Royal

Teachers too, need to protect themselves and their students. Zero tolerance is a term used frequently in schools now. It

means

that

will not

be tolerated.

Canadian Mounted Police do the

negative behaviour

Specifically,

my

in

children’s

Because I read the news-

jungles have yet to be paved over

paper

ping malls and high-rise hotels.

driven enough to embark on an

Teacher’s unions have expressed

adventure to see these primates

their distaste that teachers are to

singing rude songs and, of course,

before they vanish. And,

the usual hitting, shoving, kicking

doubt, this

I have no same group, victims of

be fingerprinted as a method of

what desensi-

The group of tourists who were visiting Bwindi National Park, where the brutal and senseless act

screening out anyone convicted of

that

tized

to

of violence began, are also these

political crossfire,

serious crimes.

grounds.

many

reports

kinds of tourists.

of their destination.

for international

day

every-

have

I

become somethe

on murder and

It is

destruction. But,

when

tourists

ic

read about the eight

I

murdered

in

Uganda,

it

struck a personal chord.

A

whom

friend of mine,

was

I

London, England, the day the massacres happened, is visiting in

just the type of person to travel to

a place

He

Uganda.

like

is

an

adventure seeker and an ecotourist.

He

is

searching for the

edge and his desire to find

him

taken

it

has

off the beaten track

many times in the past four years. He is part of a small number of tourists who search for what is not easily

accessible

where

locals

-

places

the

remain

in

their

natural cultures; the places

where

is

shop-

unfortunate that such a trag-

event should happen to the very

strongholds for these rare

mountain

gorillas

Today, there the

is

and they were

knew

the risks

animals caged up in laboratories

ous places in the world.

and zoos, but instead chose to take a risk to travel to one of the world’s most dangerous countries to see this endangered species

happens

lives, tell

and those

lost

who have

their

lived to

the tale, should be admired

and remembered for

their

courage

to

My friend

cub-scout

shared

sets out

on

again I’m guessing he will choose

one of the countries

listed in the guide.

one,

families

like

of

the the

Then

I

will

Ugandan

hold

tourists

who

will

worry about the safety of However, I understand

friend.

desire to

find

the

I

breath and wish

him

my

safe place for

So,

and have

world

is

children but

my

not willing to hide

am

head

a I

in

it

is

uncomfortable for

the

as

just

my

of

play-

to

negative children

should not be tolerated, and

being

teachers

is

to feel

I

from

conduct

negative

this

unwilling

co-operate with teachers,

their

just as intolerable.

Alarmingly, the kind of negative fingerprinting

that

could screen against, would be far

more

damaging

breaking a pencil I

sure

uncommon

not

is

performance

the sand. I

popping a chip bag,

pencil,

behaviour

I’d like to think the

is

to a child than to a teacher.

believe failure to submit to a

check

criminal

or

being

a teacher to be fingerprinted, an

unco-operative

action that can conjure up images

thumbprint should be greeted with

of movie

Some would

all

clergy,

who

leaders

his

can only

coaches,

abused children.

am

actions have included breaking a

includes

providers

my

undiscovered

areas of this planet and

my

be

and

friends

31

involved in the ordeal,

one of the

And

his travels

and enterprising nature. They should also be applauded for their integrity and intelligence. These gorilla watchers were wise enough to know this rainforest is

contents

its

someone

with records

is littered

teachers,

He

to travel to

the

of

child-care

during our reunion.

when he

History

be the proud owner of

this guide.

me

most danger-

elementary school, such negative

students at this college

know, criminal record checks are working with children.

is

a

thumbprint as part of their check.

even a

travel guide for the

habitat.

require

standard procedure for

ple were not content to observe

roam free in its natural The travellers who

they

world where conditions go

unreported. In fact, there

with

and

check

As ECE

not a country in

best kind of travellers. These peo-

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SPOKE, March

CAMPUS QUESTION Streeter

Letter to the editor

campus

College should have By Judy Sahkar

would

draw

bar: students who

people

out

normally wouldn’t get involved,”

An excess of funds accumulated by the Doon Student Association

she said adding that it’s fair

has resulted in the brainstorming

how to use the money. Accumulated over the past two years and from about five years of ideas for

ago,

DSA

the

Space

when

will

that

the

be

construction

of the

addition to the technology wing

finished

is

deciding

how

Some

another

factor

third-year

and a

electrical engineering technology sturdent.

said

the

Conestoga

at

were

they think a bar should be

constructed right building on

main

the

in

Doon campus

college

should have a

could put the

I

centre.

Luke Mulder,

“I

don’t

why

see

we

Wood,

Greg

bar

building).

use

should have a

People would

wouldn’t have to walk the

way

shouldn’t there be a bar?

should

be

considered it,”

he

said.

take

to to

the

respond in

particular to a quote attrib-

me

that

I

told

Wayne

one of the programs

that

R.O.O.F.,

want

would

be

main more

to walk.

The

third-year electrical

Region of Waterloo alone had homeless youth in

2,000

technology design and analysis,

convenient because people don’t

Luke Mulder,

I

quoted as saying that the

serve street youth, namely

building

to the rec

Collins on

student in mechanical engineering

said the having a bar in the

all

am

in a recent article

Wayne

1998. In fact,

Shaun Samuels, a second-year

more because you

it

second-year

responsible enough for

the campus’ main

(in

wanted

I

opportunity

homelessness. In the article

We

we

a

to.”

agreed.

“Why

think

we want

written by

use,” she said.

“I

if

technology telecommunications,

to

building on

said

said.

incorrectly

be because

responsible adults,” he

better

money

favour of a bar in the main “I think

all

uted to

students were in

Doon campus. we should have

we’re

student in electronics engineering

centre.”

The majority of

favour of a bar.

think they

in addition to the current bar, the

Roost, located in the recreation

in

drinking

bar.

if

was

for a bar. “I don’t think they

quoted

technology

shouldn’t be given the option of

in

room

Statistics

excess funds should not be used

is

of the ideas include a quiet

Students

asked

student Leanne Leech

electrical engineering

telecommunications, “I think there should

to use the funds.

study lounge, an exercise

Mulder,

get

nursing

registered

bar right in here.

available

would

it

share of business.

First-year

has reported an

excess of $30,000-$40,000.

Luke

— Page 5

1999

15,

economics

and

social

served

around

2,000 different youth in 1998. This is not to infer in any way

during the time period that they received services from

points he raised.

R.O.O.F. The reality remains

bring

more money

into the

I

even the majority of these youth were “homeless” that

environment were also two other “It’ll

;

that

no one has been able

to |

building,” said Samuels. “It also

-

"

.

j

brings another social environment

a bar,”

engineering technology student

a third-year

i

to the college.

We

already have

any point in time, however,

it [

electrical-engineering technology

“People would use

student.

it

walk

all

the

way

Carefoot,

first-year

Carlos Vidrero, a paramedics program graduate, said there’s two ways to look at bringing a bar into

referred to other colleges already have bars.

the building.

I

registered nursing, agreed that a

Paramedics

Steph

student

Coletta said a bar that

for

was

closer

and bigger than the Roost could be have a bar closer to the campus, you could have pub nights there instead. You could “If you could

always have an eatery right off the pub. Something else that is right there would draw more people Bricker,

a

third-year

marketing student, had similar thoughts on the subject. “I think it [a bar] would draw

Leanne

Leech,

first-year

more people out

make

to

events.

It

Dick Parker,

Photos by Sarah Thomson

Greyhound

a lot of money,

she said a bar at Conestoga would depend on a couple of factors.

MEET THE TOP DOG,

depends on how they are

going to manage it,” Leung said. “It also depends on whether the DSA is going to just put money into

it

more

or

if

off of

Apart

they’re going to

make

it.”

from

the

benefits

making money and being

too,” she said.

Teresa

bar would

“It

better for events.

2/m

another college that has

know

alcoholics.”

good

2 200

attract a lot

-

“I t hink they should put a bar in.

students but there are also a lot of are that students college

“It’s

registered nursing student.

which

one and they make a lot of money,” she said. While Libby Leung, first-year

relief

stress

something new would

l.

Jennifer Carefoot, who is also in nursing registered first-year

to the rec

centre.”

Jennifer

is

of people.”

more because you wouldn’t have to

the Sanctuary and the cafeteria so

of

More destinations. More buses. More value.

closer,

the placement of responsibility

upon the students was an

Marc

Guran,

a

issue.

Low

student fares. Climate controlled,

second-year

smoke free coaches.

student in electronics engineering

technology computer systems and

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it

Easy. Take the Greyhound. www.greyhound.ca


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— SPOKE, MARC H

1999

15,

STUDENT

LIFE

Memory

Graphic design program recognizes advisory committee

retrieval skills

save time

the long run

in

letter

A Q 1 ctr\ stood symbols 114181 for I, a visual symbol of the number 1, four one ate too, for

i

.

By Sarah Thomson

i

down

represents another word,

USA, are also invaluable memory jogging tools, said

i.e.

“They were using black and

By Jacqueline Smith

when

white computers Students

of the

and faculty

design graphic Conestoga program along with the program’s advisory committee members, the college president and members of the college’s board of governors

held an appreciation event on

The event was held of

efforts

to recognize

program’s

the

advisory committee for their fundraising initiative that pulled in

$102,000 for the program. “If we really hope to have the post-secondary level of service that this community really needs

and

the job,” he said.

date,

advisory

the

said

market-

committee went to place for help and 12 companies the

expects,

is

it

how

important

it

is

for the

who

Joggers workshop on

the

to

working

memory make the

important tips about retention

is

information

to

are

students

“To make a word meaningful you, you have to give it

own

(another

association

word/phrase) to remind you of

become

1031 the date of Halloween, and

entrenched in study habits they will make recall of material

1492 for Columbus. So the number 1418210311492 became

acronyms

If

higher, especially

lists.

the sentence

Robbins

acronym

HOMES.

Rhyme

is

“Just

retention.

of

think

all

the

commercial jingles you have retained over the years,”

who pointed out ABC’s are sung

Robbins,

to

audio

said that

passive

and

learning

develop, said Robbins

a real benefit not

Robbins. “Not being able to remember is not poor memory,

just for the students but for the

but poor learning associations

boot.

future employers.

As

from the private sector.” Tibbets said he was pleased with the number of companies who

and cues to remember them by.” word the instance, For

show their efforts for Conestoga. Kitchenerin Companies London, Guelph, Waterloo,

out their hands tied behind their

are going to get the

we

money from

any level of government unless there is some sort of partnership

Mississauga and Toronto donated the money that was used to update equipment in the graphic design

program. Bill

Reimer,

who was

major players” by

as “one of the

Tibbits,

described

said

the

advisory

committee started the project back in 1996. He said a major curricu-

lum review looked at how the program was using current technology as part of the teaching

process and

it

found that the

community Quarry

He

said.

said there

“I think

students.

it is

is

very exciting for the

They

are working with-

The “magic

math, Robbins said

connects

what

is

which strengthens the memory,

them

she said.

For the most effective memory retention, review should be done

own meaning. There

some

handy hints to and numbers

formulas, she said.

next day, the end of the

acrobats, who do not suffer from

For example, Robbins used the number 1418210311492 and

the

Sean Baker, a second-

Acronyms, words where every

memorized

Robbins.

year,” said

acrophobia.

remembering

it

by breaking

for 10 minutes after the class, if same day, the

possible, later the

week and end of the month, and a

review just prior to the

it

test,

year student in the program.

Each of the 30 second-year program designed was chosen to acknowledge the companies for Russell Gibbs their donations. designed the winning plaque students in the

a plaque and one

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college’s

Roo Tou rnament

at the DSA Office Sign

i_ip>

to

reviewing

create their

are

said

ingredient”

memory

jogging

of something; an association the brain is familiar with. The other part of the word aero- can be associated with the similar word

design area.

the

remembered,

Robbins. for

numbers are more difficult than words because students don’t

know

is

backs anymore,” Reimer said, adding that the students cannot be creative while worrying about the technology being in their way. “Because of the new equipment, we are able to do a lot more this year than we were able to do last

technology, said Reimer.

in

work

together so students have to

program lagged behind the current

The computers used

through dramatic presentations, simulations and doing hands-on

Phobia is associated with a fear

which was unveiled at the event. It will be placed outside the double doors in the graphic

computers were inadequate.

acrophobia, the fear of heights, could be broken into stems.

on

retention.

Ten per cent of what is read is remembered, while 90 per cent of what is said and done

cues,

visual cues are also important skills to

active

their effectiveness

and

styles

to a

people remember where Italy is on a map because it looks like a

that

- a cue,”

it,

illustrate

who used the example that many

the original item

with

working

Robbins used a chart to

memory

addition

to

amount of information

actively

rhythm. In

four one ate too

remember, said Robbins. To show the importance of manipulating information and

tool and leads to

memory

long-term

the

another effective

memory-work

I

Halloween Columbus. When memorizing numbers try to use more symbols to decrease

cited the example of remembering the Great Lakes by using the

said

as fast as they can,”

sounds,

corresponding

their

Robbins.

even the

studying meaningful to them.

its

adapt

the

attended

Feb. 22 that one of the most

enable them to learn quickly and to

one

Memory

college his

explained to the

student

through in

student

a recent workshop held Monday, Feb. 22 and Tuesday, Feb. 23.

to

John Tibbits speech. “There is no way

president

nized

the

that

Lynn Robbins, a

services counsellor, suggested at

students to have tools that will

said

partnership,”

committee from the response great a received community. the in companies “The communications sector recog-

Reimer

retrieving information at a later

Robbins

Allan Quarry, chair of the fundraising committee, agreed with

various

through

techniques they will increase the accessibility of

memory

Reimer

manipulate

students

If

information

market place was colour, so they proper the have not did technology in the classroom to do

donated the $102,000.

Feb. 25.

the

all

the

1

'

into

I

said


FEATURES & ISSUES

SPOKE, March

15,

1999

— Page 7

Photos speak volumes for Serbian student By Wayne

Collins

developing pictures of Toronto’s people and drug

Several themes Zeljkovic covered in the exhibition included photojournalism pictures, digital

homeless Journalism Zeljkovic’s

Darko

student

language is Serbian and English is his second language but photography is first

becoming his favorite way to communicate his ideas. When he first came to Canada, he says, he “couldn’t find nice words to buff it up,” but believes he speaks straight with people. “(I feel I could write) excellent

in

my own

language,” he says, adding a year or two of straight

may

English

Canadian

improve

journalism

his

writing

skills.

He his

also returned last summer to hometown of Banja Luka in

the

Republika Srpska, the Serbian part of Bosnia. He says he couldn’t get a pass to go into

war zones but still shot 80 rolls of film on the trip. the

unexpected passion for photography. He is fascinated with how photojournalism tells stories.

During his first semester in the basic photography course of the journalism program at Conestoga College, Zeljkovic says he sacrificed much classroom time to master his camera and practise

darkroom techniques. While many students were still experimenting with shutter speeds and aperture openings on cameras,

Zeljkovic

was

lifestyle.

had

meet the mothers of my killed friends (again),” he says, adding it was almost “I

to

impossible.

says

him

left

Zeljkovic,

his

life

forever.

Zeljkovic’s passion for photography has led him to delay his journalism studies to attend

Eventually,

He

to

or to give

art,”

hopes his recent photography exhibit in the DSA lounge from March 8 to 12 was appreciated by a few students.

many roles she has played home and in the work force.

talked about the

on a farm, Romagnoli

work

in the

family business. “All the family members had a job on the farm from when we were young,” she said. “From gathering and cleaning eggs, to getting up at 6 a.m., as we get older, to help with milking cows.”

not vacation time. Summers were more hectic that the other seasons,

Summer was

Romagnoli said. “The summers were extremely busy times and planting with harvesting the crops in addition to taking care of the animals,” she said.

Because her family had a very large garden, Romagnoli said they were able to preserve

much

print journalism courses his future.

of their food.

into

fit

“I’m still looking for myself,” he says, but adds he is not afraid

He

been has who Romagnoli, teaching at Conestoga College for 14 years,

Concerning her shared her memories of hard

hasn’t yet decided where his

emotions.

farming.

life

Loyalist College’s photography program. He hopes it will lead to a photojournalism career sooner.

he says, “is a better way to cope and to express yourself instead of becoming suicidal and self-destructive.” He adds that the arts come from

New

in'

highly.”

changed

positive lifestyle.

“Writing or

success, but

European countries a knowledge of art and politics is regarded

and

dealing with his post traumatic stress disorder and creating a

more

“In the western world,” he says,

“money measures

feeling empty,

photography, which he considers an art form, became a way of

Shakespeare, Ont., Lynn Romagnoli had no idea she would end up with a career outside

both at

myself like now,” he says, adding that his ideas had

easy experience.

By Jacqueline Smith in

to express

been screaming to get out during years of travel and war that he describes as an unhealthy

College teacher Growing up on a dairy farm

photography, pictures of homelessness in Toronto and Kitchener and a collage. “I’ve never before found a way

former soldier in the Bosnian army says it wasn’t an

The

The war

This struggle with English, however, has also fueled an

their

addicts.

go anywhere for a good story it

his best shot.

The language of photography, he hopes, will

satisfy his

need to

express himself and result in a freelance career.

is

Darko Zeljkovic says he considers photography an art form. plans to attend Loyalist College to concentrate on photog-

He

raphy next semester.

(Photo by

a Lynn-of-all-trades’

“Twice a year we would make trips to the Niagara area to pick cherries and peaches

continued on to the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor of Education

for freezing or canning,” she said.

degree.

Romagnoli, who attended Waterloo Oxford school, took an interest in sewing and cooking. She learned more on how to cook and sew in 4-H homemaking classes. Because of her rural roots, Romagnoli attended the University of Guelph where earned a four-year degree in and textiles. During the summer, she sewed costumes at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival which she described as an education in she

nutrition

itself.

“I learned a lot, not only about the intrica-

cies of costume making, but also about the difficult and demanding personalities of the

‘European cutters’,” she said. She found out that there is a dark side to every glamorous job. “Many days I wished I was back working

on our dairy farm,” she said. While at the University of Guelph, she met her first husband who became a vet. After obtaining her degree at the University of Guelph, Romagnoli said she didn’t know what she wanted to do. She

When

asked what plans she had for the

started her teaching

March break, she said she and the family would be going to Turks en Caucus. Apart from travelling and

career with the Waterloo County board of

collecting antiques, she enjoys gardening,

education and eventually led her to Conestoga College. Romagnoli and her first husband bought a farm near Wellesley. They had three children, a vet practice and a farming operation.

cooking, symphony and pop music. She also enjoys watching her teen’s hockey games and her teaching roles. Romagnoli currently teaches communica~ tions and strategies for student success in the general arts and science program for the

Her second degree

“Since then, I’ve had experiences in variA roles. mothering ous single mom, a stay-at-home working mom, a bereaved mom, and a remarried step-mom,” said Romagnoli who lost her eldest child in a car accident two years ago. At present, she lives in an old restored 1884 house outside Maryhill with her two teens, her new husband and his

When asked about her plans

for the future,

Romagnoli said she has a few other career choices in mind.

“Everybody

is

talking about retirement,

“My husband David and I like

antique fix-

and the pursuit of them,” she said. her and she said Romagnoli and skiing enjoy also family

tures

away

and not effective anymore,” she said. “I can’t really say what I will be doing but I have a lot of interest in nutrition in which I planned to pursue a career.”

places.

DSA Now

Hiring Executive Positions

Applications available at the DSA Office

_ for the Stratford

Shakespearean

Festival,

(Photo by Jacqueline Smith)

I

am certainly not going to wait until I am old

three teens.

occasional travels to far

She has been on the Employees for Excellence Committee since its inception and presently gives a seminar on nutrition in the month of June. college.

Positions Available Entertainment Manager Promotions Assistant (4)

Lynn Romagnoli has sewn costumes designs shown in poster above.

Wayne

Application Deadline Thursday, March 1 8, 4:30 p.m.


SPOKE, March

Sports

OCAA crown; Condors take

Cambrian captures By Charles Kuepfer

offence that has regained

its

scor-

There were no real surprises Colleges

Ontario

the

Association’s

Athletic

who

Shield,

within a goal.

Humber.

Mustard added

Golden

finished

in

first

by

medal

gold

defeating the Seneca Sting 6-3,

“We

wanted

He

Murray

turnaround,

Cambrian the

Seneca

loss,

medal

silver

Conestoga

while

bronze, beating

for the

Humber Hawks

the

in

a

lost

opening

tournament’s

the

in

8-6

of the two teams which

battle

game

Cambrian has now earned

a

berth in the Canadian Colleges

(CCAA)

Athletic Association’s

Hockey

Men’s

Championship

tournament

alongside

host

Murray

some

The the

national

a

positive

enter

championships on note

not

after

only beating Humber, a team they

times during the

three

to

regular

with

but

season,

a

loss

an

Hubble

and

Sheldon

to the

Condors’

midway point of the second period. The Hawks kept the game close by scoring

who

in

have

four

going

we’re

solid

goals

first-period

the net.

Shields.

Ramsey Dillon,

four

different

Darren and

Hanlon,

MacDonald

Ian

Murray each scored

Sean

am

(Photo By Charles Kuepfer)

Conestoga

to host national confirm Gretzky would be

Conestoga College will host Canadian Colleges Athletic

(CCAA)

championships at

make it. of people who

you

year,

becomes as

it

months. But,

This extended taste of winter

people

because when

winter.

winter ends and the snow begins like

is

wedding

day.

emotions

we

If

Gibson

enthusiasts, like myself, could-

it

it.

love with a sport that

fall in

forward

melt,

only

only can be done one season a

It

rain

fills

don’t

on a

us with

know how

to

part

it

It is the beginning of the end of yet another ski, snowboard, snowmobiling, skating and hockey season, sports we will

is

many

are

already looking forward to the rain of April.

on a

of speed

thrill

snowmobile or the adrenaline rush a person gets from skiing

what winter

is

all

is

about. Your

er nine

chocolate in the lodge paints as

exciting

more

than waking up

on

a cold, stormy morning to find

30 centimetres of new snow.

Then

winter

the

enthusiasts

jump

ready

the

for

sports

out of bed

apparent bad

conditions.

Whether or

not,

equally a pretty picture to

is

all '

>/, /-y/-

like

a

winter

frame

_

of

to

drop

the

the

ceremonial

first

me

winner of the Alberta Colleges

record through the round-robin

Conference (ACAC champion unknown at press time)

play will meet on Saturday at noon

playing

the

champion.

Athletic

Association

Athletic

Ontario

Colleges

champion

Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The two teams with

to

Call

the

a pessimist, but I angry when people say

they hate winter. That possible in

my mind,

out and enjoy

it

is

if

Tickets for the championship can be purchased a the recreation

7:30 p.m.

centre.

The Condors, who won the bronze medal in the OCAA

$5 for community members and

Ian athletics

manager

James,

of

and recreation, couldn’t

Shield

at

The

cost

is

$2 for students,

children under 12 get in free.

Student Athletic Committee Are you

a leader, team player, enjoy socializing and

want

Would you like to assist the Conestoga College Athletic

Department with a variety of functions

to get

involved in extra curriciular

within the Intramural & Varstiy

program in

activities?

please pick up an application at the Recreation Center. Applications with a resume should be submitted by

March

19,

1999.

just

So get while you still

national

function.

Golden

not

you

it.

best

Cambrian

If so,

me

just get

can.

decide

the

puck or perform some similar

as

Florida.

ACAC.

The round robin concludes with Conestoga playing Cambrian on

lazing in the sun on a beach in

get out and experience

you

at

of

may championship game

play the champion of the

good chance in this tournament,” James said. The three-team tournament begins on Wednesday with the a very

these winter activities

in

than a month ago and

then warming up over a hot

nothing

be

father

Gretzky,

“We have

getting sick of Fewer people are taking

participate in for at least anoth-

is

Gretzky,

Wayne

hockey’s

opponents

obvious that most

not have the joy and luxury to

months.

and

surprises

their

to look

hands being so cold you can’t even hold your ski poles and

There

may be more

surprise

in the round-robin tournament.

warmer

the

in

weekend

centre

may

championships, see their first of the tournament on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when they

action

are

The

deal with.

to

at

exciting as

- something

Christmas

gift

have

or

this

recreation

hockey

than the Condors earning gold.

Lindsay

winter sports

to

the

there

only what you

sport

championship

to

the game, but did say Conestoga

of the opinion that

attempted one and disliked

a

while allowing 63.

Condors finding the back of

with

winter

like

mark

the

in

others,

is

will

Condor goaltender Anthony Gignac kicks out a shot as teammate defenceman Brian Anderson (7) goes after the rebound, while Condor forward Ian MacDonald (19) looks on. The Condors held Cambrian at bay through the first period but eventually were overpowered 4-1 by the Golden

seconds

The majority

be happier.

that

their

while

n’t

tournament

a total of 64 goals

bronze medal Conestoga erupted for

In

hate winter have never tried a

fly,

a

They scored

through the duration of the season

to beat.”

had enough of winter,

continues to

Conestoga will next see action the national championships,

Murray. “We’re going to be tough

is

snow

Athletic

to

Walter

leave.

Colleges

Association hockey standings.

said

lines,”

winter

the

Ontario

the

Condors.

at

and

get everybody back

lineup

the

people have

to

points

back for the nationals.

I

As

19

should be

mind.

it

earning

finishing tied for fourth place in

and

third-line

Get out and enjoy that wonderful white stuff

never want

tied),

ice.

Association

myself,

with

the season

Pavel Baoutine scoring for the

lead before the

the

like

period

third

the

The Condors finished

more

the cheap seats

Many

Both teams exchanged goals in

By Brian Smiley

From

periods of play.

with a record of 9-8-1 (won-lost-

since

January.

to

span of four minutes and nine

will

four

Condors’

the

turnaround

impressive

said they were missing

key

four

lost

from

fourth-line players

place at the Conestoga recreation 17-20.

only

of

the

in the

Conestoga’s

to the team’s playing

fun on the

game,

March Condors

with

end

second half of the MacDonald’s second goal of the game gave Conestoga a 7-5 edge at the end of two

two goals

the period to pull

left in

Mark

own,

their

bronze

relaxed hockey and trying to have

Conestoga. The tournament takes centre from

better than

is

one

three

— Page 8

in the tournament’s first

“Once we

round.

the

said.

credited

season.

finished the tournament with the

win

to

tournament but third nothing,”

adding to their already impressive

settled

of

goals

seconds

the

With

quick

including

place during the regular season,

captured

Humber responded with

Condor forward Sean Murray, who was named the player of the game in Conestoga’s victory over

Cambrian

The

“The biggest thing for us was to just get a win and go in on a high note to the nationals,” said

recreation centre.

lead

the

period, but

March

Conestoga College

the

at

Condors

the

(OCAA) hockey

playoff tournament held 1-5

at

give

for good.

ing touch.

1999

15,

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SPORTS

Condors

season

finish regular

By Brian Smiley

Johnstone

women’s

Conestoga’s

team

soccer

indoor

concluded

regular season matches 23,

by crushing

Howff 10-0

last

recreation

be missing several players but,

use a

lot

were a

we

bit

short-handed.”

The Condors played the game with no substitutes, as several players were missing due to injury, sickness

and vacation. That

gave the players

up a chance

to

who

pad

could show

their personal

Conestoga’s Sasha Gruetzmacher (6) scored five goals, leading the Condors to a 10-0 win over Burn’s Howff at the recreation Centre on Feb. 23. (Photo by Brian Smiley)

mark

potted the

first

that

The game

started a

for Conestoga.

It

little

slowly

wasn’t until the

Jenn Melnyk

goal of the game.

After creating a turnover at centre, tries to

put the

ball past the keeper.

Condors and

the

they

make

the score

.

first

pumped

next five goals to put Conestoga

Melnyk’s goal seemed

to spark

up

6-0.

Gruetzmacher seemed

half,

Conestoga

still

controlled the

half

to

to

how many

precision.

Any

the

spectators

ball

who

hadn’t been to an indoor soccer

game

before

may have

thought

it

varsity

adapting to their coaches’ task

keep the and give the

see

Sasha Gruetzmacher scored the

was the

some new game

initiated

tactics

work on some

different aspects of their

the ball into their

who

Melnyk, hat-trick,

was the soccer equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. The Condors’ skill at

Johnstone

team a chance

opponents’ net at a frantic pace.

Jenn

around the perimeter of the Bum’s Howff goal with excellent

after that to

interesting

after that goal

While

completed her

own

The players were six-minute

Melnyk took two

statistics.

after

by scoring her second goal of the game. To start the second half,

of energy,” coach Geoff

Johnstone said, “except that

“The

only Condor to score in the second

Jenn Melnyk ended the

weren’t going to

objectives,” Johnstone said.

passing worked.”

tempo of the game. The squad worked

8 -0

game.

— Page 9

Gruetzmacher ’s fifth goal and Rebecca Miller added one of her

Bum’s Howff,

they had an easy time controlling

“We knew we

to defence,

wasn’t enough

Beth Taylor scored shortly

The Condors knew they would

the

move

to stop the scoring.

Bum’s

centre.

against the winless

shook up the

moving her

however, the

on Feb.

place

the

at

lineup by

their

1999

in style

score at will and after her last goal,

15,

showed why they own

the second

game.

best record in the league at 10-1-4.

instructed to

The 10-0 thrashing of Bum’s Howff should be a good warm-up

passes they could

successfully string together without a turnover and the strikers

for Conestoga. After receiving a

were told weaker leg.

next plays in the semifinals

“We

to

to

shoot with their

first-round playoff bye, the

team

March

16 at the recreation centre against

tried to give

them

different

an undetermined opponent.

Condors’ gold medal hopes crushed by Cambrian fy Charles Kuepfer It

opening goal just over minutes into the second.

was a case of David versus

Conestoga goaltender Anthony

joliath.

Gignac kept his team

But the Condors couldn’t kill the came in the form of the Cambrian Golden Shield. The team finished first in the

(OCAA)

Cambrian struck again before the

hockey standings and scored 65 more

period ended, scoring their second

power-play goal of the game with only 21 seconds left to take a 2-0

goals than Conestoga.

The Condors were beaten 4-1 by Cambrian of the

in their

opening game

OCAA finals on March 5

game

advantage.

Athletic

Colleges’

Association

in the

throughout the period. Cambrian goaltender Blair Malto was equally impressive, stopping the Condors on a five-on-three man

giant that

Ontario

three

their

“We

three-goal

played with them five-on-

We

five.

Condor coach Ken Galemo said he was disappointed with the loss,

when we were

especially

since

matched

first

He

Condors

the

Cambrian

especially in the

said

played with them fine at full strength,”

Galemo.

period.

said

and prepare for the nationals,” Galemo.

He

said that if there

turning point in the game,

noted again that his players

need to start using their heads. “Hopefully we can learn from

well,

this

it

was a was in

second period when the Condors failed to score with a the

five-on-three power-play.

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Sheldon Mustard finally got Conestoga on the board, picking the top comer of the Cambrian net

without a fight.

to give the

the

third goal just over six minutes in.

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March 5 and 6. Coach Geoff Johnstone said he was happy with his team’s finish, but he is still bothered by certain

By Brian Smiley Even though

held

the Condors’ men’s

indoor soccer team continues to give up goals

at

an alarming

Athletic

Association qualifying

goals.

Condors advance to the provincial championships in North Bay on

sneak

weekend of March 18. opened Conestoga

we

Central

game, the Paul led by

second

their

were

Condors

Marko and McQuade

Mouridian,

give up a lot of goals,” he

over Canadore. Durhan Sherifali,

Sherifali

Paul McQuade, Shaun Samuels

win over George Brown.

With the second place

and

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Mouridian scored the goals

tournament with a 4-2 victory

said.

tournament

the

secure a spot in the provincia

on

in

penalty shots. In

the

two goals

their

a disturbing factor that

“It’s still

place in the Ontario Colleges

Canadore was only able to

the round robin tournament, the

aspects of their game.

rate,

they were able to capture second

Region

1999


SPOKE, March

Women Condors win By

Brian Smiley

Coach Geoff Johnstone was game, but said the next two games were

pleased with the Conestoga’s women’s indoor soccer team will compete in the

sloppy

“They competed

provincial championships after

winning the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Central Region qualifying tournament held March 5 and 6. The top two teams in the round-robin tournament qualify for the provincial championships to be held in North Bay on the weekend of March 1 8.

The Condors opened the against George Brown with a 2-1 win, led by the scoring of Danny Sirio and

first

said. “It

our

well,”

he

took us a while to get

game

together.”

Next up for the Condors was Canadore. The team made quick work of them, disposing of them by a score of 6-0. Karen Melanson got two goals, Sasha Greutzmacher added two and Sirio netted the other two. Stephanie Den Haan earned the

tournament

shutout.

Beth Taylor.

undefeated weekend by beating Centennial 4-0. Jenn Melnyk,

Conestoga completed

of 12-1.

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Conestoga College

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is

by time-keeping and

refereeing,

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In the end, however. Ford says

Ford said the one-year, paid positions are open

to full-time stu-

it’s all

dents at Conestoga and require

minimal time while benefiting the

Fri.

about returning the favour.

“It’s

a great

way

to give

back

to

the college,” she said.

March 19

12:30

pm

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Sanctuary

in the

weekend.

jobs by themselves.”

mural games.

In

provincial championships this

as three to four hours a week, over

a group of

together to help

students brought

“It’s not like we’re asking students for 20 hours a week,” said be about as low Ford. “It could

Ford’s

guess, has been around for 15-20 years, if not more,

Punnett and the goal scorers. “Alycia dictated the flow of the game and quarterbacked

the course of which, a student gets

eight eager students.

The

The Condors are in action Tuesday night at the recre-

T

money.

A committee

said.

Johnstone said he was pleased with the play of Alycia

Tuesday, March 23

accepts applicants some

scorers scored their goals,” he

said.

to

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committee students with

from the back, and the goal

“It’s difficult

Johnstone said that overall he was pleased with the end result, a 3-0 record, first place differential

be unhappy

with a team that goes 3-0,” he

SHOW WAS

College’s student

By Rob Himburg

— Page 11

their

SAC needs motivated leaders

athletic

1999

qualifying tournament

Melanson, Sirio and Greutzmacher scored, while Den Haan got her second shutout of the tournament.

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Page 12

and

Gellar By

1999

15,

Phillippe shine in Cruel Intentions begins in the

1782.

Eileen Diniz

game of

In the

only one rule: never

is

The

love.

comedy/drama

seduction, there fall

for

tagline

(Phillippe), playing evil

Intentions is right regarding this

sexual manipulation on

new

break.

teen flick.

Ryan

coke-sniffing bitch.

by Heart) Valmont, Sabastion plays Kathryn’s cruel and ruthless stepbrother. Reese Witherspoon (Playing

Phillippe

plays the smart

(Pleasantville)

and

beautiful

Annette

virgin

Hargrove. Selma Blair (star of Warner Brothers series Zoe, Duncan, Jack, Jane) plays Cecile Caldwell, the shy, naive, goofy

pawn. Cruel

marks

Intentions

the

fourth screen adaptation of Les

Liasons Dangereuses, the classic novel of sexual manipulation and romantic war games by Pierre Laclos which was published in

summer

also have the hots

for each other but so far have

Cruel Intentions

directed

evil,

The two

done nothing about it. Kathryn has just been dumped by Court Reynolds for the innocent and irresistible Cecile (Blair). She is so desperate to get even she challenges her sexual

typical

damaged

as

The

goods.

reputation for love.

Sabastion is a different person with everyone he comes into contact with during the film. With Kathryn he is arrogant and wicked, with Cecile he is sexy and charming and with Annette he is a warm and caring. Kathryn has a cold veneer and she hides her emotions well. She

bored with the Manhattan debutantes is

like Cecile but agrees to the bet.

Sebastion decides he wants more of a challenge and sets his sights on the new headmaster’s daughter Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon). She just recently wrote a manifest in Seventeen magazine about how she intends to stay pure until she finds true

uses her body sexually to get

what she wants because she

love.

that is all she has to offer.

Sabastion bets Kathryn he can seduce Annette before school

out

The movie amoung

is

feels

definitely a stand-

the other teen films

expose the filmmakers.

Guided

Max,

by

(Joaquin

Phoenix) a smart sex-shop clerk, Welles travels through the dark underbelly

of

violent

S&M

sordid

carnal

flesh-peddling,

and other more Welles’

fetishes.

methodical and exhaustive search eventually becomes his obsession as he is

drawn

discovers

pom

depraved

discovered

who

Walker,

authored

1996’s

unsettling Seven, again delves into

seedy underworlds and taps into dark,

human

nasty parts of the

psyche in director Schumacher’s daring new

Joel

be a snuff film she

among

her

underground hardcore

industry,

8mm

corrupted

ripe

is

tastes

given

its

subject matter, but as

an

tense,

thriller that will

some time

8mm

him

to

confront

of his

own moral

an

It’s

of

you’ve

left

absorbing

yet

scriptwriter

Walker

own

their

plot unfolds as

Tom

(Nicolas Cage) a discretionary private investigator, rich, elderly

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