— No. 34
Special Needs gets $600,854 By
presented a cheque for $600,854 on Oct. 2 to Conestoga College President John Tibbits and Marian Mainland, co-ordinator of special needs. It is the first installment of special-project funding to assist students learning
under the Learning
Opportunities Task Force. “Students with learning disabilities have
unique challenges that require additional their resources to assist them with endeavours,” Leadston said. Conestoga is one of eight schools chosen from 33 that applied at post-secondary institutions in Ontario to receive provincial funding totaling $30 million. To be eligible for an award, Mainland was given four weeks to make up and submit a proposal to the Learning Opportunities Task Force. In
May, Finance Minister Ernie Eaves
announced the chosen schools during his budget speech. The funds will be targeted to support pilot projects designed to test out new support services designed to increase the academic success of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). Conestoga’s funding will be used for many purposes. Seven new staff members have been hired and the special needs office has recently been renovated. New computers have been purchased for the literacy lab, and software adaptive with along for designed specifically technology students with specific learning disabilities. New computers and adaptive software
Kitchener-Wilmot MPP Gary Leadston (left) presents a cheque of $600,854 to Conestoga College special needs co-ordinator Marion Mainland and president (Photo by John Sawicki) John Tibbits on Oct. 2. and transition to the workplace. “(The program) is open to the community,” said Mainland. “High school and elementary teachers will be able to come and see what’s available. Parents and students with SLD will be able to came and
have also been purchased for Conestoga’s satellite campuses. Two new credit courses are being developed for SLD students as well as professional development activities. Staff and faculty will keep them up-to-date on project activities. A model for transition
from secondary to post-secondary school to employment is being developed to ensure a smooth flow from pre-admission to gradua-
“Based on the
College, this program will be successful because this college is based on success,”
out the equipment, so hopefully the
program) is in its infancy and can only grow and be nurtured.” The project is renewable annually for up to
four years and could reach a total value of
whole education system Region will benefit.”
millennium ‘bug’ Conestoga computers? By Dee
“The programmers of 30 years ago never
In just 15 months the infamous Y2K, or year 2000, will tick over within the technical world’s docks and “you wilt not survive Jan.
without hearing about
somehow,” predicts Tony Pimenoff, the
generations of microcomputers where the timer chip on the motherboard bios (basic
82 for 19821 The reason why four digits were not originally stored in the ‘50s was due to expense. Even though storage costs have come down considerably and consistently, banks, insurance companies and educational institutions remained notorious for using only two digits, primarily because of their heavy use of mainframes.
you money,” says Pimenoff. “It is a simple problem conceptually, but the logic programmed in the computers won’t handle this problem, imbedded as it is into the hardware of the personal computer in the clock and the bios chips. Only some bios can be upgraded and most chips computers manufactured up to 1996
to Dec. 3
1999, then the timer 1
a lot of the applications will interpret 00 as 1900. If you’re a bank doing a loan calculation, the loan
a leap year.
Pimenoff says that computers purchased from 1996 onwards should not be suspect, but any 386- or 286-Megahertz personal computers, generally found in administrative areas, will have problems. After calling
Example of Y2K problem chip ticks over to Jan.
had this problem.” Three dates in the year 2000 will have to be accounted for: Jan I , and Feb. 28 and
Which student computers on which
input output system) will only deal with the
services, explains the impact of
Pimenoff. That philosophy has lasted into the
Conestoga College. His position was created just over a month ago when he transferred from the private sector, that many Pimenoff explained on Oct. computer systems and applications written over the last 30 years stored only the last two digits in dates. v For instance, 56 was stored for 1956 and services, for
Tony Pimenoff, information technical
thought their programs would be used this long, but it is the nature of computers to on previous programs,” says build
John Gilmour, computer services technician and lead band, Pimenoff reported that only a couple of student labs still need to be upgraded and they are anticipated to be fully functional by 2000. Lab A12 at the Guelph campus will receive a minor upgrade this coming summer and lab A7 at the Waterloo campus is currently being updated for
Pimenoff says Hewlett Packard (HP) servers, which are the network servers, and teleacommunication equipment are secure. Continued us 2000 on Page 2
— SPOKE, Oct
New additions to assistance program
OSAP facing changes for new school web
“The government wanting
aid face a
changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) in the 1998-99 school year. One of the newest additions to the program is a Canada Study with for Students Grant Dependents, worth up to $3,000. Carol Walsh, of financial aid at Conestoga College, said 200 to 250 students have applied for this grant available in November. Single-parent students, married
students or students
Until last year an independent
federally defined as
changed the definition of
what an independent student
contribution level this year to an income of $40,000, again giving
who have graduated program and have taken out a loan that exceeded more than the maximum $7,000 per year, Students
The Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (OSOG) is another new feature of the 1998-99 OSAP options. It replaces the former Loan
to after they
will be able to receive the out-
money from the who will then deposit
reduce their debt.
society to contribute towards the
applications are up slightly from
education of the family.”
same as the LFP government did was
directly to the students’ banks to
number of OSAP
would have normally,” said Walsh. She said the provincial government has raised the parental
a different name.
“The government is trying to put more responsibility on parents and
The only exception is that the government calculates students’ debt at the end of each year, as
processing booklet applications.
Forgiveness Program, which was designed help high-need post-sec-
fewer students the chance to apply
want the provincial share they have to get but
“In those instances, students are
provincial government has
Carol Walsh, financial
$275 per week.
Applicants can also use the website (http://osap.gov.on.ca) to find out additional information
education of the family.”
can get their federal portion of the
need of must be more than
on parents and society
eligible to receive this grant.
trying to put
anyone out of high school for more than four years, however, this has now been extended to five years on a provincial level. Because of this difference, Walsh said OSAP applicants who have been out of school for four years
are in a
site, which helps eliminate some paperwork.
from the Internet as well. This new option waives the $10 application fee.
Walsh said out of
applications received, about
cent of them
U.S or Mexico?
Diploma not enough to obtain green card By Dee Bettencourt
difficulty obtaining their
ended up Waterloo
into the U.S. the college renting office space on
England, Germany and France, offers greater free
Diploma holders, beware. If you think you can match a
provider installed Internet service
degree) ability for professional
and the graduate employees wrote computer code for the American
company long distance before moving to Virginia.
crossover of alien professionals.
Conestoga College principal Grant McGregor says that under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, and U.S. Mexico, free movement of Canadian personnel to relocate, work in the States and apply for a green card requires a degree. If you have a college diploma,
you must also have three years of
from Ontario admissible
without the extra time
“Rightly or wrongly, the degree
Conestoga College principal
took those students about a year to gain access to the States,” “It
McGregor fortunate the
“They were company didn’t give
McGregor says Economic. involving
European (EEU), such
College preparing for 2000
Computers are the
Unless we have articulation agreements with universities, it will remain a problem for a diploma to move a
hasn’t been a formal
This is a has raised a flag. People have been looking at that
own area pockets,” says Pimenoff. “I know bits and pieces have been done, but have tbeir
cent prepared Laura Eagleshara,
American few Ontario college students have received students directly into
students the chance to earn a one-year degree and easy mobility to U.S or Mexico for work opportunities.
diploma from simply not admissible for green-card status under NAFTA without the extra time spent working.” three-year
Conestoga College, says she is charge of administrative and telephone systems and has heard “ad nauseam about Y2K conversations from the press, magazines and others.” Eagtesham says she is not worried since over the last year and a
recognized standing with Ontario for
is only the tip of the iceberg. “This reaches far beyond computer systems. For instance, will elevators work? Some of the
Without a relevant “connection between colleges of applied arts and technology, these parallel structures won’t always meet,” says McGregor. For instance, he estimates that some 20-plus, American Niagaracolleges
Pimenoff says being prepared with respect to personal comput-
not received documentation.”
and telephone systems 90 per
just tip of
masters to a PhD.”
can’t drink ourselves
(Photo by Melissa Dietrich)
adds, “I don’t want to deval-
We only sell what we
Carol Walsh of financial aid at Conestoga College, discusses the changes to OSAP for the 1998-99 academic year.
Ocean, language is not an issue and completely open borders, minus NAFTA, could lead to significant displacement of local
academic currency.” Conestoga’s principal went on to say one Virginian company employed several Conestoga College graduates, but had such al
which is phenomenon.
constitutes immediate internation-
and England don’t understand the value of an Ontario diploma,
ue the diploma. The problem is that people in venues like the U.S.
Department of Immigration. “That’s
experience through the
“A three-year diploma
programmer analysts for
timing unit will be ’suspect as they automatically turn on lights, air
auditioning, heating. Will the
hydro work 1
your home on Jan. itself will be shut
T The college
down on Jan. 1. Once you have your own bouse in
suppliers and customers are working on being Y2K. compliant * as well As this is a housekeeping issue
If you think Oktoberfest is just about beer and polka music then you have only seen one side of Canada’s Great Bavarian Festival, held Oct. 9-17 throughout the Waterloo Region. There are also 35 family and cultural events that are a part of
overall trickle-down effect
money people spent to come region was $21 million.
“Everything about Oktoberfest
exciting,” says Alex Magditsch, the lederhosen chair of the family
and cultural events committee. Magditsch is excited about the
Oktoberfest, including the exhibit
Last year more than 600,000 people attended Oktoberfest, said Elizabeth Brenner, vice-chair of
moths and butterflies at Canada’s Naturium in Cambridge. The Vienna Boys Choir will also
the family and cultural events committee. The festivities leave Waterloo region better off economically and socially after all
be performing at the Centre in the Square on Oct. 14, as part of
the festhalls are closed for the
Jane Goodall’s lecture/slide presentation to take place at the
This year organizers are counting
destination for 1997.
and have coin
Brenner at the K-W Oktoberfest Preview held Oct. 3, at Conestoga Mall. sales, said
Paradise, a display of
Another event year
Centre in the Square on Oct. 22. For the second year Sportsworld will be providing family passes to ride the
$1.4 million for over 70 non-profit local charities,
— Page 3
to Oktoberfest than just beer
By Sarah Thomson
festival brings millions of dollars to region
will be covering the events of Oktoberfest throughout
edition will be out by Oct.
along with the regular edition of Spoke.
Elizabeth Brenner, left, and Alex Magditsch of the Family and Cultural events committee at Oktoberfest preview held at Conestoga Mall on Oct. 3. (Photo by Sarah Thompson)
Dave Putt direcphysical of resources] concerning other options that may be looked at We are looking at “I spoke with
Ho*x#ully, that will alleviate some of the doorway problems. But that is still in the very early
Al Hunter, security’ supervisor
he and his staff still have to ask people to. move away from the entrance area, no one has caused
by Jason Gennings)
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: SELF-
Talking about self-esteem, people use phrases like “She has
high self-esteem” or “He has low self-esteem.” I don’t think anyone can be categorized that simply. We all have strengths
and weaknesses and our attitude toward these affects our selfesteem. Reactions to low test marks vary from “I didn’t do well on this test” to “I’m stupid.”
you regard your
relationship skills, personality, job
school performance, body image or sexuality
your self-esteem. This influences how you view opportunities and limitations. For example, do you avoid social situations fearing others won’t like you? Do you avoid new experiences because you anticipate failure?
in self-esteem by developing confidence and from within. Self-esteem doesn’t change overnight.
You can grow strengths
value as a
Thursday, Oct. 22 1 1
You can N 0o°
builds slowly by taking care of yourself, developing support and intimacy, setting realistic goals and learning positive self-
to accept yourself
and acknowledge your
read about self-esteem, talk to a counsellor or attend
an upcoming group
beginning the week of October 19, 1998
5 weeks, 2 hours per
times to be determined from time sheets submitted by
Sign up in Student Services El
— SPOKE, Oct.
guys said (burp) "three times
change their expression no matter what happens around them. One of the loud talkers could tell a great joke beside a stone face and they
take the bus to Conestoga day. each Riding the bus
wouldn’t even give a clue they heard anything. Jerks are in a category all to
one of the
you when you and trying to keep your balance going around the
being a student without a
School mornings on the bus that the centre are so
packed aisle is
with people standing, even of the white line behind
There is a sign at the front of the bus that is most
the driver’s seat.
back of the bus. Bus will not operate
passengers stand in front
of the white
removed; the bus never stops no matter
people stand in
front of the white line. Passengers
have had to get off the bus because has been so crowded that it passengers who had reached their off
Besides the crowds, there are the the sleepers, the stone
loud talkers and the
anywhere. They are the lucky ones
got on early to get a seat. Stone faces are people that never
curves while they are sitting. should be snarling here?
mixed with a heap of profanity and disrespect for everyone around them. Rarely does anyone, even the bus driver, have enough courage to
these people to shut
up or get off the bus. One bus driver did do this one night. I was on the bus when he told the young females to clean up the profanity
because there were young children listening to them. Their reaction, instead of quick apology and quietness, led to giggles and one said
jerks are the
she didn’t know what the profanity meant.
Riding the bus is an adventure and as long as you can limit your trips, take the bus when it’s not busy and keep your sense of humour you may survive. If you do that it can be an interesting time to observe people in their natural state.
Doing that thing we
How men and women behave to get their way usually worked.
n today’s society of
I instant gratification,
want when they want it. But what happens
something? My mom has a simple answer: because it works.
That question came to
met with resistance to their needs or even a
work equally well when women don’t want to do something. A little whining here, some tears there and women can get out of pretty much These
was with how she had reacted when she didn’t get her way.
When the other person my friend
wasn’t too interested in her idea^ offered to bake brownies and
when he him on the
out Of pretty
extra feminine to get what they
most men stoop to the to. If they want something, they ask for it and if they don’t
respond like a damsel in
get it they try some pretty interesting convincing methods, but you would never see a man offer to make dinner to get his way. What I havf noticed is that some men throw temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. Some become aggressive while
Puppy-dog eyes and a jutting
that not all
had a friend who used threats to get what she wanted and the sad thing is, they this.
But once again, why do we do the things Is it because we’re too scared to
Men also seem prone to pouting if they don’t get their way or if they want something. Puppy-dog eyes and a jutting
enough to make most
but why do manipulative behaviour? in,
to insults or tears. In the end,
The behaviour bod) men and women
out best for everyone.
SPOKE is mainly funded
Keeping Conestoga College connected
what we want? Probably. What we should be doing is sticking up for ourselves and getting what we want the honest way. Argue for what you want but don’t revert
are enough to
male or female.
some of us go
intimidating the other person, whether
men, whether by baking brownies, kissing on the cheek or fluttering want
and WO men Can get
When we don’t get what we want or need, we stoop to the maturity level of child or
of the time.
exhibit in these situations IS manipulative.
Her boyfriend was the one pleading most
who ended up whining and
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— Page 5
strikes, you’re out!
North America’s toughest drunk driving law By Jacqueline Smith
then said that
happens at Conestoga College’s Doon were asked their opinion on Ontario’s new drunk driving law, which
came into effect Oct. 1 Under the law, first-time offenders have
suspended for one year. They will have to submit to a 16-hour, $475 treatment program at their own expense. Second-time offenders will lose their
Douglas Giesel, a second-year
cal engineering technician student: I
for life, although they can appeal after 10
the breathalyser will only be
They will have to have a clean record and have a breathalyser installed in their
vehicle. Fourth-time offenders will never
Serena Myrre, a second-year general arts and science student said the new law would
get a driver’s licence in Ontario again.
reduce the number of drivers
“Drinking and driving is an important problem that should not be tolerated,” said Michelle Breig, a nursing student.
electrical technician said
it seemed people would away with drinking and driving. “Basically, all they got was a slap on the
Photos by Jacqueline Smith
around harming them-
try to get
“All cars should have an ignition interlock device installed in them,” said Dan Krauter.
easier to call a cab.
“You can always pick up your car. It’s not money, it is saving people’s lives. If
the installed ignition
“I know people who have seven impaired charges and still have their licence,” Giesel
you?” Krauter said. “I think it is fair, because I don’t think people should be drinking and driving three
times,” said Cliff Laurin.
security guards, said like every sport, three
“People change. Basically, if someone is an alcoholic and is caught three times and they lose their licence, who’s to say they won’t clean up their act before 10 years,”
said the penalty should vary according to the amount of alcohol a person
Denman said. Denman said
consumes. “I have a friend
that while the ignition inter-
lock device (breathalyser) is
a good idea,
“You can have someone blow have your car
from drunk drivers.”
except for the 10 years,” said
Breig a first-year nursing “Society should be protected
means absolutely zero tolerance, it is good idea,” said second-year robotics student Koyrosh Abdi. “If
hand,” said Giesel.
Searth said people
“It is fair
what they had in the microcomputer
“It is better than
for the longest time
to take the treatment program. Third-time offenders will lose their licence
traion student: better than the
holes in the
100 per cent (breathalyser), can cut down is
Brindley said there are
system. She said nothing
past,” said Lyle Searth, a
The first-year student said repeated offenders should be punished and society should be protected from them.
the fact that
Third-year broadcasting student, Crystal Brindley, said she believes it is fair. “There are too many accidents,” she said.
licence for three years and they will also
not just what and the victims’ you kill someone.
to the victims
“It is fair,” said student
bottle or more, if your
lost his licence for a
year after only drinking one beer. So one or 20 bottles is the same charge,” Serpa said.
Koyrosh Abdi, a second-year robotics “Lifetime student: suspension of licences for third-time offenders is a
you should not drive,” said
electrical engineering student said
people should be responsible.
Do you want the full use the wagon?
CHECK THE SPOKE
Buffalo Bills Sun. Nov. Peter Oscandlan, detachment
Oscandlan said there
have a clean record, complete the necessary treatment program and have a interlock they
first-time offenders will lose their
licence for one year.
must an education program managed by same,
for Centre Addiction and ^iatal Health, The 16-hour treatment program
is at the driver’s
Oscandlan said in 1997, there was an increase in impaired drivers in Ontario.
Be said since
Miami Dolphins Tickets available
with or without transportation
Details impounded for 45 days
with convictions ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, up from $500 to $5,000. Those caught driving with a suspended licence for a
objective is to stop as as possible ” he said,
be-, fleet! I second $10,000 to $50,000, up from $1,000 to $5,000.
commander with the "
available at the
Sale Thurs. Oct. at the DSA Office
as two-time Canadian Gerry champion
Watson brought his pool show to Conestoga College. “He had the crowd m awe" said 31 -year-old Gary Peilkh, a third-year management studies
CONESTOGA COLLEGE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN STARTS MONDAY,
show two-hour by a mainly
who crowded the pool and stood on tables and
chairs to get a better Anew,
performance. his During Watson, nicknamed The Ghost, with crowd the amazed and trick -shots numerous prop-shots, some involving a paper bag and many cues
Your Gitts are Changing
Gerry “the Ghost” Watson takes aim on appearance at the Sanctuary Oct. 1 -
He a really difficult one. attempted the shot until he sank the balls.
After showing the audience his Watson played* three
easy shot. the
laughed and told
would make when he made
chance to shoot, Judging by the
Oktoberfest Night Queensmount Arena Thursday,
We only sell what we caift drink ourselves
$8 on Sale today the DSA Office!
of Majority Required
Purchase a ticket before Tues. Oct. 13
for a chance to
a Molson Can Stereo!
display at the
AN INFORMATIVE LOOK AT YOUR CONESTOGA COLLEGE
Oct. 12, 1998
— Page 7
her own voice
Adam’s Rib sticks out By Melanie Spencer
currently receiving heavy rotation
You may not know who Melanie Doane is, but if her sophomore album, Adam’s Rib is any indication, she’s well on her way to
becoming a household name.
Before launching her own musical career, this multi-instrumentalist worked with many talented Canadian artists, includ-
The Pursuit of Happiness, Universal Honey, and Blue Rodeo ing
frontman, Jim Cuddy. “I’m a good side-man, but it’s through working with other artists that I
have found my own voice,” the Canadian in her
she certainly has found her
the follow-up to her
on many radio
that the situation will
begins to realizes that there
more than a
become more powerful as Doane begs the man to tell her they
he cried. But of the 12 songs on Adam’s Rib Happy Homemaker is the best. It screams hit single. The ,
song, heavily influenced by the
Doane sings with a vengeance: “Then I
rhythm of choices
Tom Petty, is about the women have. “I feel like
wonder/ What’s this spell I might be under/ It’s time to break away/ It’s time to feed this
are told they can have
to life than
another topic the singer
only able to see beauty through comparison. The catchy
episode of the television show
gender has come in the past three decades, the 23-year-old directs her lyrics to both male and female. “Showing off your ass ‘cause thinking
you again/ You know I only say it ‘cause I’m truly genuine/ Don’t be a hardrock when you’re really a gem.” This is just part of for
the first verse of
By Judy Sankar Lauryn Hill first came to us in “Pras” Prakazrel with 1993 Michel and Wyclef Jean in the form of the Fugees. Perhaps best
was a global
song that group not only sang their way to the top, but also acted as a catalyst
mainstream music for other
hip-hop acts. The Score, which features Killing Me Softly, sold 17 million
awards in 1996, the Fugees parted ways to pursue solo projects. While Pras and Jean took on the
more quickly than Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
demonstrates the adage: the best things
to those wait.
Listening to mainstream radio
Energy you have almost certainly heard the most recent release from Miseducation, Doo
stations like Hits 103.5 or
(That Thing). This song isn’t
just a to.
song that has to be danced
Just listen to the lyrics next
time you hear exactly
and you’ll see mean. Hill has
Thing) that Hill dedicates to the girls, encouraging them to respect themselves and not to jump into bed with any guy. In the second verse dedicated to the guys, Hill says, “stop acting
boys and be men.” Hill
to take responsibility for
details the life of a
becoming a carbon copy of her
Cried is about a man over a woman, instead of the typical song about a man leaving behind a woman who is crushed by the breakup. The
what she wanted, but what she should. Doane’s striking vocals give the sense that this is one of her
fears, as she sings
own album, everything
reminds possible to do
to pointed out.
artists it all
for herself as a solo artist just as
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was highly anticipated and it is by no means a disappointment. Hill
You ‘re not cool
to pass the
where one ends and the other begins. She can clearly fend
makes a great
Three Buck Tuesday
Lost, Ones, the first song on the album, addresses how people change when they get lots of money. It may be a situation that’s musically addressed been hundreds of times, but Hill has ,
better than silver Hill
Tuesday, Nov, 3
and gold,” says is
wiser than her
With Every Ghetto, Every
the South Orange, New Jersey native proves she hasn’t lost sight
of where she came from. She takes us back to her childhood, focusing
on the happy memories and things good
happened. As such, the feel of the song is upbeat. The aforementioned songs are' just a few examples of what The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has to offer.
have placed emphasis on
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the lyrics and rightfully so because
written, arranged, producede
without jeopardizing the quality of the positive
proves she has that thing While many use Hill as an example of how far the female
Ex-Fugee goes solo
but not easier.”
tion that society creates the ugly to
The passion that radiates from Doane’s voice makes Adam’s Rib an excellent effort. It may also make her a household name.
but that’s really not true. We do have choices we’ve never had before, but that still involves choosing, decision making, and
explores on the album. There is No Beautiful describes how society
wanting to lose the crap without losing the ground women have made over the years.
was featured on
The album opens with
what she country-twang
song about the birth of Eve and how, as a part of Adam, she never had to make to this
admire the beautiful. Absolutely Happy, a song that
human and the
sizes her heartbreak over
incident in which
beat and funky violin provide the
1996 debut album, Shakespearean Fish, Adam’s Rib is a countrifiedclassic, dealing with the topic
was inspired by an Doane made her The violin empha-
Party of Five,
— SPOKE, Oct.
ENTERTAINMENT Movie Reviews
Antz stomp way to big screen success By Rob Himburg
does not view
perfect and Is
everything in a perfect world
who comes from
of the princess,
world as a rebel
capture the heart
expected to be named the queen and pump out the next generation of ants. The overzealous General Mandible, the voice of Gene Hackman, wishes to make a
colony of millions.
as insignificant as Z, overcome the
be, except for Z-4195, a simple
struggle of one of a billion against
a formidable authority.
adversity of the
colony of his own imitation. Z, voiced by Woody Allen,
was a simple worker
finds himself in the shoes of the hero.
a leader in a rebellion
Azteca, played by Jennifer Lopez. She slowly begins to
what Z meant about the worker and becomes a part of the rebellion. Antz also features numerous big realize
frustrations of being a
up against Mandible’s authority
Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Danny Glover and Christopher Walken,
love with the
Princess Bala, voiced by Sharon Stone.
where the common link between Z and Bala occurs. Z is not a happy working ant and Bala, who will be pumping out millions
name a few. Will the rebellion succeed? as
Weaver, played by movie tough guy Sylvester Stallone.
check out this romantic-comedy. You won’t be disappointed,
Weaver allows Z to switch spots him and he becomes a
unless you find yourself stuck in
Mandible’s army, through his
best friend, a soldier ant
A good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
overcome the adversity of the army of Mandible? Or will Mandible capture Z and destroy him and his uprising in one fell swoop? Assemble your army of friends and march to the local theatre to
of larvae daily, is also not happy. Z, however, has some influence
A last resort if you have nothing better to do.
Keep your money in your pocket
land of dreams
Funnyman Williams gets serious By Melissa
and Gooding chose appropriate to add their own light humour. Williams plays a doctor named Chris who meets his soul mate, Annie a passionate painter, played by actress Annabella Sciorra. They eventually marry and have two children played by Jessica Brooks and Grant and Josh Paddock. Within the first 30 minutes of the movie, the first tragedy occurs to send shock waves through the times
What Dreams May Come could be considered a typical romance movie, but it was done in an enjoyable way through the use of colourful characters and mystical visual effects.
Academy Award winners Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting) and Cuba Gooding Jr. (JerryMcGuire). Although the movie has a rather depressing tone, both Williams
The movie then fast forwards when Chris is killed
Once he reaches
screwed up; I’m
up; I’m in
awesome computer generated
already have guessed as
movie ends, but
to find out for yourself.
What Dreams May Come opened Friday and ended up second
place at the box office, behind Antz, making $16.1 million.
movie is that makes you cry like a really makes you think
best part of the
of hell incorporates the usual elements of zombie-like dead and fire, but it also adds other neat stuff, that
The his destiny to
get in contact with her and the
You may to
sent to hell.
guardian angle. Not being able to cope with the void in her life, Annie commits
of Conestoga College
considered a sin in the movie,
Food and Beverage Management Program
This is also when Chris is introduced to Albert, played by
A fundraising activity
lines of the
Chris (Williams), after seeing his dog, says,
Chris then makes
Chris, after seeing the dog,
heaven, Chris finds himself surrounded by his wife’s art and is reunited with their dead Dalmatian, Katie. One of the most humourous lines of the movie occur at this point,
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son Leisa Cronsberry. Conestoga Starting Oct. 19, College will be involved in a two- week campaign to aid the United Way. During the first day of the Conestoga campaign, recipe books will be on sale. There will be a special
Cornerstone status for three years with donations in the past of over $25,000. The goal of the committee tins year is $30,000.
and men of the
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Give up late equalizer in 2-2 draw
team was unlucky to be down and to keep on looking for the goals which will come. counterpart, Conestoga His Geoff Johnstone warned his men not to sit back on this lead because if they did, it would not last. Both were right. St. Clair kept on attacking and the Condors kept on defending as
was in came from a penalty which Rohan Watson converted.
best they could, but a goal the
“They were upset because they were only ranked number 11 in the national rankings. Well, I’ve
won’t be week.”
should do the Condors it does not really jeopardize their first place in the standings, but should ground them
getting a bit too cocky.
a bit and help them refocus on the way they might want to play their
DSA Class Rep.
tried to restore their
two-goal cushion with a couple of semi-dangerous attacks, but the
and when Mike Perica 12 minutes to go, making it 2-2, Conestoga had to keep their composure in order not to lose the game.
Tues. Oot. or
draw was the deserved and while
In the end, a 2-2 least St. Clair
slip, settle for
deserve to lose, they certainly did not merit to win, either.
One of the few bright spots in the Condors’
Conestoga player Predrag Comenov closes in on Rohan Watson (Photo by Neven Mujezinovic) before he can break free.
to learn to play
as a team and
that the midfielders
By Neven Mujezinovic
about 20 metres out, outpaced the defenders, rounded the keeper and
The Condors men’s soccer team blew a 2-0 lead and had to content
placed the ball in the net, making it look so easy. Joe Shamon almost made it 3-0 with a great solo
with a 2-2
St.Clair in an Ontario Colleges
but his shot was saved by
Condors were en route to a comfortable win
“We were winning and we
when St. Clair Dan Mihelic and Paul McQuade, joint top-
Region of the soccer
scored a goal apiece. Clair,
of going for a more
Mouradian lobbed a
to think they
Condors had done
straight victory. Unfortunately for
them, St. Clair’s men did not see it that way. They never renounced the attacking game they came to
Mihelic shook off his defender to
a deft goal.
McQuade ’s his
goal resulted from just
Clair players controlled the ball very well
admitted the result
for the one Condors. Kotenski said his team really needed a win but
draw against a good like
perfectly weighted free kick into St.
that he’ll happily take a
came from a
you are winning you can’t
change the game
Conestoga and outplayed them
Lakoseljac said the
just playing kick
continued playing as the score
were too far apart. “We were winning and we panicked. We were just playing kick and run, kick and run,” he said. “When you’re winning you can’t change the game plan, you’ve still got to move the ball back and
Oct. 3. It
Lakoseljac, said Conestoga needs
intercepted a ball
At half-time St. Clair coach Lou Kotenski kept repeating that his
“The way my team came back from being 2-0 down; its just like a victory. I’m proud of my team,” said Kotenski. Conestoga coach Johnstone said
he knew the game was going to be tough from their road-trip to Windsor a couple of weeks ago. He said it was a game between two evenly matched teams and one probably needed his team psychologically because they were
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Condor women soar
into first place
by Neven Mujezinovic think that
The Condors’ goalkeeper Nancy Tucker was the hero in Conestoga’s 2-0 win over St. Clair in women’s soccer action on Oct. 3 at Conestoga. She was simply unbeatable on that day, even though St. Clair’s forwards threw everything they f could It
the most pleasing performance of the year, so
all-round excellent performance.”
Gina Gural in goal. Also outstanding were Trisha Yates and Rebecca Miller. Yates
Geoff Johnstone, head coach of Conestoga College’s women’s soccer team
while Miller policed the left side of the field and battled hard with the talented St. Clair attackers, never
Conestoga defence and drilled a low ball from 12 metres out. It looked like a certain equalizer, with the ball going
Conestoga for most of the game and even played better for certain periods, they must travel back home knowing they
straight for the right-hand angle,
but Tucker responded with feline
As for the Condors, they deserved the points because they did what they had to do to win this game. They played superbly and
scored her second goal in as many games, proving her worth as a prolific goalscorer. Daniela Sirio capped her classy performance with an impressive goal in the second half. She ran on to a loose ball and struck it perfectly from 15
and reflexes, palming the
of play. That was the first
in a series
excellent saves by the Conestoga goalkeeper.
was an even match,
to put the ball into the
only thing that counts at the end of 90 minutes. Melansen
past a helpless
rock-solid performance in defence.
attackers mercilessly besieged the
Condors’ goal during parts of the game, DenHaan and her defensive
companions held out. St. Clair coach Kris Geier said his team had its chances and
skillful sides against
ability to put the ball into the net
and outstanding goalkeeping made the difference.
currently third in the
Colleges Athletic Association West Region, risks elimination from the playoffs,
something they don’t deserve on the strength of their performance against the Condors. St. Clair strikers Renata Kolic and Jocelyn Cullion, supported by
a well-organized midfield, got the
stops Renata Kolic from making a fast break toward goal. (Photo By Neven Mujezinovic)
Conestoga defenders on a number of occasions, but their finishing left a lot to be better of the
with the Condors leading 1-0, courtesy of a Karen Melansen header, when St. Clair’s Jessica Farrell steamed past a stunned
they did man-
age to direct the ball inside the goalposts, Tucker was always the last, insurmountable hurdle. Though St. Clair can find some consolation in the fact that they
Conestoga’s Daniela Sirio makes a run upheld supported by Miranda Courtenay as Jocelyn Cullion tries to catch up. (Photo By Neven that
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