— No. 4
Paramedic program expands One-year course
Conestoga cannot have a 36-week skills
Bob Mahood, dean
paramedic program co-ordinator, and
Of health sciences.
(Photos by Sarah Thomson)
paddles to revive a patient), and
workload of the program has extended itself to responsibility or the
an outrageous level to the point
where one year is really, really pressured,” said Mahood. Trying to keep up with the pace of new skill bases has been difficult, said Bill Jeffrey, dean of
the heads of health sciences.
which committee, represents 12 full-time paramedic programs, have been lobbying the the
Ministry of Education consistently to recognize the
hours and a
need for more to a two-year
The change paramedics
in the skill level
dramatic progression of
years with the paramedics
emerged over the
students are working
them is overwhelming, Mahood. They are good at
faction of getting through
the pace, expand
the time frame so
beyond what they
paramedics are really the profile picture of a life saver.
they do well, but only because they recognize they don’t have a life
the workload for
of individual who learned a lot about skill and knowledge to stabilize an individual on transport. Now,
thing in,” said Jeffrey. “Therefore,
program. /H f,
heads of paramedic program committee, a sub-committee of
and does not allow enough
time to consolidate, said Jeffrey.
program, which teaches too
expressed a concern that
encompass the expanding skills and knowledge and
program, made up of
current one-year certificate
The program advisory committee for the
longer period of time
go out and practise those
Conestoga will be offering a paramedic diploma two-year program starting in September 1999. The program
By Sarah Thomson
“It is not, in
enjoyable over and above the satis-
Mahood. “I am sure happy and glad that they
do well would be nice to go though this program and have a little more of a college are
done and they tend
out there, however,
students at the end of the program
was still new to Amanda Petch when she put on Walking
pair of skates at four
years of age. Now, 16 years
stay at her coach’s
from 5:30 a.m.
Petch ’s blood and
she has had a hard time giving
up. But having seen the effects of
skating on athletes, in
10 pounds, and then
seen a friend
and knows how much skaters
the special. Petch didn’t believe
but soon learned she to
Mike Smolders, Bob Jackson and Andrew O’Connor, students,
were already involved in the production end of the special with
Hamilton and Kurt Browning.
12, Petch practised six
single skating and skated with a
opportunity of a lifetime.
days a week, four hours a day. Skating was her life. At age 14,
four years her
in their social lives
dedication to the sport.
She said she
skaters like Lipinski
young and so focused because they are forced to grow up so quickly.
Petch had continuous problems with her knees and her skating
Petch has found her niche.
After retiring from skating, she
started getting into theatre
says if she hadn’t hurt herself she
when one day she wrong way and her
knee popped out of place.
and misses skating more
time to attend Grade 7 classes at
ask her to skate as an extra in
was sleeping when her roommate started jumping had called
was 5 ’8” and
this is stupid,” she said. Petch has
Her medals are stored away in a box at her parents’ house but her memories stay with her. She had a- lot of fun working on the
glad she escaped
“At one point
Kingston on school nights,
childhood on skating rinks and
a.m. and return to Brockville in
ly for 15 years, spent
was then she decided
Petch, a second-year broadcast-
three of figure skating’s greats in
Waterloo Stage Theatre,
Brockville with her parents and
Skating Special to be broadcast
Cowgirls comes to the
wheelchair at 30,” said Petch.
needed extras for
Petch finds herself skating with
and O’Connor instantly thought
By Lindsay Gibson
if I didn’t
probably would be a skating coach or a judge right now.
Amanda Petch skated in a Tara Lipinski special which end of air at the will February on CBS. (Photo by Lindsay Gibson)
— SPOKE, Jan.
ISO launch to inform college
ISO launch tops By Melissa
support staff and students are
By Lisa Wilhelm Last
Conestoga College International
committee, the purpose of the launch is to make students and teachers at Conestoga aware that the college
idea to first implement
Conestoga started in late 1997 and in early 1998, the steering committee was formed. at
“The committee represents sectors of the college,” said.
membership because it depends on who is available to come.” Before
said there were five students
(Photo by Lisa Wilhelm)
involved from the begginning.
basic knowledge of
The launch, which will take place at the Doon, Guelph and Waterloo campuses, will consist of valuable information
and knowledgeable people concerning ISO, according to McDonald. Volunteers wishing to contribute
Along with the unveiling of the ISO logo, which was designed by graphic arts
be draws for winners to a, trivia contest run prior to the launch in
to test people’s
said McDonald. “We encourage people to answer the questions and put them in the ballot boxes
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same league.” He also said by becoming
Support staff from the Waterloo
would be a of newsletters released
in order to explain in
from and efforts r made to improve Foods food.
Both John Scott of the business department and Gerry Cleaves of the Doon Student Association
(DSA) discussed the
business wing and in The
Scott said students and
ing will ext college c
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Cleaves said the
He also announced that there would be approximately 10 teams created to address the specific
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impact the college.
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Jeffrey said there
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Other items discussed during the college council meeting
knowledge and the
becoming next 15 to 20
The ISO launch
faculty to join in the celebration.
awareness throughout the college -about ISO 9001 and that it will
certification process will be held
located in the sanctuary and the cafeteria.”
MEET THE TOP DOG,
said he encourages students
of the ISO community, the college streamline and minimize
which requires three buildings be painted. The Waterloo campus has been
certified in the
ISO co-ordinator Stelian George-Cosh says he hopes the launch will generate more awareness throughout the college.
ISO and how
ISO 9001 series
they can help,” said McDonald. “It
support staff representing
system within an organization. “The launch will allow (students
to volunteer their time by joining one of the teams.
meeting held on Jan. 1 1 Chaired by college president John Tibbits, the meeting was
Jane McDonald, a
were among the items discussed during the college council
preparation. Jan. 28.
Standardization (ISO) 9001 after
NEWS New homepage
to designed and protocol
wish to set up Web pages linked to Conestoga College is still in the Tony to according works, Pimenoff, director of information technology services. “We are still in the process of defining
said a lot of the information
Web the date. Before of committee could be formed, Pimenoff said it was imperative that all data were current. “Even though we haven’t the
new Conestoga homepage
pertaining to classes and events on Conestoga’s homepage were out
of background be done with
— Page 3
Web committee By Jaime Clark
currently ready to go
of interest (in setting
the links to connect
content,” said Pimenoff.
take the demands.” Tony Pimenoff,
director of information
Pimenoff is working with the communications department, which is responsible for the its in image college’s an publications, to decide on online image for new Web pages. The college’s image was the main reason for setting up the committee. Pimenoff wanted Web any that ensure to created by academic pages programs are consistent with the image of Conestoga.
Tony Pimenoff, director of information technology services, displays the newly updated and (Photo by Jaime Clark) redesigned Conestoga College Web page.
Pimenoff originally thought the be struck
Web committee would
shortly after Christmas, but
probably won’t be sitting end of January or the beginning of February. “What we discovered was that says
understand of interest
Plans for Celebrating
Conestoga College, an event
place to take the demands,”
celebration set for March
honour International Women’s Day, dominated the discussion at the women’s resource group meeting held on Jan. 12. The group is planning an evening of gourmet cuisine.
an included meeting upcoming presentation by Dan.
poetry and song to celebrate women on March 9 at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus. Donna McCaw and Nonie Crete
will provide the entertainment for
and the awareness weeks purchase of posters and various
from the evening to
Other items discussed during
pertaining to other resources date rape to circulate throughout the college.
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award for outstanding
contribution to student
well-known employee at Conestoga College, much loved by students and employees alike, taking sick leave for an is 'indefinite period of time and will be missed. multiple with Diagnosed sclerosis
administrator, has decided to take sick leave in order to try a
“I’m going to
Myelin, a fatty substance that lost, is nerves interrupting the ability of nerves insulates
conduct electrical impulses to The sites and from the brain. where myelin is lost appear hardened and scar-like along the spinal cord and brain. When asked if she plans to
peer services administrator
peer administrator, Nicholas
students applying for tutors. is
involved in developing
meet students’ needs. proud of the student
“I’m “Everyone responds differently Nicholas said. “I tried one in the fall that worked (to medications),”
favourably for other people but not for me.” Nicholas, a two-time winner of
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takes a firsthand approach to the
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to give that up.”
system that includes the brain and
medication doesn’t work, she will try another one. MS is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous
really enjoy students
co-workers while I’m but
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services offered at the college.”
Nicholas added, “I’m going to miss students and my co-workers while I’m off, but, I’ll be back. I’m thinking as positively as possible.”
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Going, going ...gone?
without Jordan begins
Life T many sports o
have followed and supported him since he first emerged from the University of North Carolina. I’ve
end of an
tonguewhacking, alltime great, has
Or has he? recent television
deserves to press
conference, Jordan announced to the world that he has finally
decided to retire his number and hang up his many pairs of shoes. But he also said the decision was only 99 per cent final. Although high percentage, there is
this is a
one per cent chance the great one will be back again to awe his fans and make them still
Chicago Bulls have won
of championships. The two seasons they missed wins were during the time Jordan left the NBA to pursue a career in his second love, baseball. six out
didn’t go over as he and his tonguewhacking trademark were back on anticipated,
To many, the big question now is can the Bulls survive without him? Scottie Pippen will sign a
Michael Jordan has
and bringing fans to their feet at any chance he could. A farewell Nike commercial, highlighting his career, was enough to send some
The time and
has brought to basketball what no other man has. But he has accomplished so much in his career that many believe he
To fans, Jordan’s departure is an upsetting decision. To them, he
that he has ligaments in his fingers and he has to have surgery. But whatever the reason, he’s gone.
contract with the Bulls but
rumoured to be traded to Houston. The Worm, Dennis Rodman, has been indecisive recently about if
he will be returning to the game or And they no longer have
claims the reason for his retirement has to do with the fact that, in his line of work, he has already accomplished all that he can,
himself and the over the world who
definitely going to
could he not?
the. basketball sport
today, but like anything else, life goes on. Maybe it’s time to give is
some other teams a chance at the championship. This man deserves the happiness that he has made for himself. Besides his fans, he has a wife and a family who also need him. Give him the time he needs. The time and accomplishments
Criminal Code is void because it contravenes chatter provisions guaranteeing freedom of thought,
increase in the danger to children f
the sex industry because
the innocent children
are violated in the process of
n his -'essential
self" and should n.
not football. So, to you Michael man who has kept us on the edge of our seats for Jordan, a
someone's privacy. system did not would be protecting
If the justice
pornography among his
would be more accurate to say
according to Justice Shaw, people should be able to have in their
the Charter of Rights.
person over for a lifetime. And although we’ve shared his highs and lows with him, it’s time for him to do what he feels is best for him. If he does decide to return to
the sports scene, then so be Let’s just
a crime to
doing another wonderful job of protecting the rights of criminals and perverts.
pornography should not be crime because laws against
opinion and expression.
Michael Jordan has given the are enough to hold any
judge says he realizes
pornography, 1 highly doubt these laws would exist f hex do exist u| send a strong message that
How many CHILDREN goal in life?
society can’t and won’t tolerate
that to the
numbers who are forced
pornography by adults. Shaw goes on to say that a person’s belongings are “an expression of that person’s essential self.” A person who has
Luckily, a decision
pornography protect children and that’s not enough to justify
respect to an appeal
on Shaw’s decision and hopefully this time, the rights
not criminals, will be the main concern.
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May by the Doon
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SPOKE, Jan. 25,
— Page 5
Did Michael Jordan make the right decision to retire? By Charles Kuepfer
Saul marketing student.
has been called the greatest
of our time, has announced
National Basketball Association
He paced the Chicago Bulls
NBA titles and was named MVP six times. Five times he won league MVP and 0 times six
marketing student and sports fan, said Jordan made the right move. has to take care of himself
Balog, first-year general business student
(has) already proved that he’s the
But Hooper and Ducharme
said Jordan earned his
enjoy his money,” said
retirement will hurt the
Bower said those fans who love the game of basketball will be
“They may lose the people who were just fascinated with Michael Jordan,” said Bower.
Graydon Burbank, a first-year woodworking technician student,
engineering and was happy to see Jordan from a league struggling for
Graydon Burbank, first-year woodworking student.
Bylsma doubted that Jordan would try to come back from Dorothy
said she thought he
come he’ll sure “I’m back again,” said Czernewcan, electronics
general arts and science student,
was sure she had Jordan figured
of things in
engineering technology student.
right to retire.
had a long career in anyway and made a lot of money,” said Bylsma. “He’s done
from basketball would have a
speculated that Jordan
wouldn’t he quit?
disagreed on whether Jordan’s exit
mechanical engineering student,
and his family,” said Bower.
Jason Williams, a second-year
without Scottie Pippen.
engineering student, agreed.
“He deserves some time
him,” said Burbank.
Burbank said he would have liked to see what Jordan and the Chicago Bulls could do
But the majority also said his absence from the game will have a Saul
also a first-year
“He’s got enough
negative impact on the
College said Jordan right decision.
was a wise call.” Mike Hooper, civil
The majority of respondents to a survey conducted
the right decision.
Ducharme, “not necessarily.” “I think it would hurt the game of basketball,” said Hooper, “because he’s kind of like the main
he led the league in scoring.
Jason Williams, second-year electronic and engineering
“I don’t think
he knows what he
wants,” said Myrie. “He’s like a 16-year-old kid trying to figure
student wasn’t afraid to rock
out what to do.”
been involved in
got a year or two
sports, said she
understood Jordan’s decision.
Serena Myrie, second-year general arts and science
get to a certain extent, a
Photos by Brian Smiley
basketball players aren’t giving
enough respect First-year
“He might top,
to the fans.”
not be like Gretzky fading
out,” said Balog.
Balog said Jordan’s retirement will have a huge effect on the Lori
Mcllveen, second-year general arts and science
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Conestoga to host woodworking competition By Neven Mujezinovic
building a cabinet.
Woodworking Canada on Feb.
The competition is open to woodworking students and woodworking apprentices, two years journeyman experience. There will be some competitors from Conestoga and there could be some from Conestoga’s alumni pool or from the
a challenge,” says Sparling. “It
good competition.” At 4 p.m., once the contest
working hard to bring
technicians and technologists with less than
same time and
(Photo by Neven Mujezinovic)
space for 14 entries, 13 of which filled as
The competition involves each contestant
9 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.
Although there are only approximately 25 booths that have been confirmed at present, Sparling expects the
which cabinet the winner. The winning cabinet will
industry forum, which will be held in
and industry people an opportunity discuss current and future interests of
by industry companies are awarded: a first prize of $400, a second prize which is usually a power tool and a third prize of a
“The only thing out
Ticket prices for tfye event are $27.50, but 100 tickets will be available to students
Another highlight of the event will be the industry booths which will be a combination of trade and supplier shows
of $12.50, thanks
centre and one of the
two years, they’re disqualified because of their experience,” says Sparling.
3, 2, f
ISO 9001 News
Don’t miss your chance to join your colleagues on Thursday, January 28, as the ISO Steering Committee presents the official launch of our ISO 9001 venture! These events - at the Doon, Guelph and Waterloo campuses - are an opportunity for employees and students to become more familiar with ISO concepts and our project, hear about progress to date and
rking Centre of Feb. 4
volunteer to lend a hand.
We’ll unveil the
orking Centre shop
logo (by Graphic Design student
Convey), and there
fun-filled contests, prizes
Displays Open orking Centre foyer
• Doon Cafeteria, 1 1:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Remarks and logo presentation at • Guelph Cafeteria, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. (Remarks and presentation at 12:45) • Waterloo Cafeteria, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. (Remarks and presentation at 1:45).
sociation Meetings rking Program Advisor dian Kitchen Cabinet
see you on January 28!
30 p.m. neral
understanding and consistency of
from ISO 9001
Curriculum design and evaluation
supplier/customer confidence and
3:30 p.m Industry Forum Blue
4 p.m. Competition ends
produce positive outcomes
7 p.m. Dinner
9 p.m. 10 p.m. Dance
adapting ISO 9001 educational standards, the College
with greater confidence by industries.
registration will also provide
Conestoga with an academic market advantage,
in that potential
Say what you do.
Do what you say.
We have better, more reliable data for
review, analysis •
Our financial and performance
reporting/control procedures are better. •
easily accessible to
staff in the
process of their everyday work.
come through good
planning, hard work
The ISO Steering Committee will provide the essential planning.
continuous review of
Everyone who uses the College will be getting the best that we
necessary. This approach ensures that
employees achieve a better
There are other easily
Standardized procedures ensure
equitable treatment for •
We become better aware of customer
We have the ways and means for
your support and assistance to carry forward with the hard work and to build
an organization dedicated improvement.
of instituting corrective
look to us
searching for a quality-driven
ISO organizations have experienced
getting the best that
improved documentation based on the
For one thing,
many ISO 9001, 9002
benefit us in
students and graduates, as well as for
6 p.m. Social Hour
many ways as employees and as a College - and ISO 9001
a quality management
system. Our success
industry in Canada.
co-ordinators of the event.
the afternoon, will give students, alumni
according to Allan Sparling, a
member of the
30 and 60.
have already been
could be their future employers.
be taken to the Waterloo Inn and presented at an awards dinner. Three prizes presented is
The event gives students the opportunity to see what the industry is all about, says Sparling. It lets them talk to people who
the judges will determine
Canada (AWMAC) Woodworking Centre of
located in the
Ontario’s shop area.
on each of the competitors’ benches. The
cabinet to specifications set by
and product displays from the industry. The day will start at 7:30 a.m. with an
a complete, finished architectural millwork
industry associations, information sharing
bundle of materials
they have the day (8 1/2 hours) to produce
be a day of competition
referral service aids
— Page 7
This service continues for six months after
poorly on the college and then employers
graduation, free of charge. After that time,
are less likely to inform the college of job
By Carly Benjamin
he resume referral service,
continue using the
$25 fee applies. To take advantage of the service, students must give five copies of their resume to
referral service, a
at the student
students with an advantage in
finding students work.” reminds
runs the referral service and boasts of
interested in students’
most usually find a job
Karen Parrinder, student employment office
academic success as
success rate in finding students work,” she
by over Canada alumni
collecting job listings
with the service and holds the
obtain a job or change their address.
of communication tarnishes the college’s
and the United States, She then sends students’ resumes to the appropriate
“Problems occur when students miss their (job) interview appointments and fail to let
reputation, she said.
employer for consideration.
the employer know,” she
(Photo by Carly Benjamin)
students to keep resumes up-to-date and to
at their leisure.
Parrinder runs the resume in the student employment
Karen heavily used due to
binders which students can browse through
than six months.
Parrinder also posts the prospective jobs in
Approximately 300 students a year use the
high success rate
well as their other accomplishments.
importance of keeping a copy of their on hand because employers are
today’s competitive job market. Karen Parrinder of student employment, its
Parrinder and fill out a form. She will then fax copies of the resume to potential
making presentations resume service to different throughout Conestoga at
Parrinder will be
the technology and business fields expand and the postings in those fields
Making the Process Work There are many ways to implement a
The procedures, work
develop a system to run the
the secondary benefit being the
achievement of ISO 9001 This
as well as
begins with identifying the existing
main processes (core and supporting) of the College. There are 26, based on our
Next comes the formation of an action debate
of 8 -
determine process flow, providing each
effect will the
useful guide for
Feedback and enquiries
before things picked up again in the
recommends students take more when it comes to finding future
referral service is
one of the useful
utilized,” said Parrinder.
at ext. prize.
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to Friday, 8:30 a. m. -4:30 p.m. year
team, to work with your colleagues to
years, slow times occurred in the
job search tools, but other methods should
436 (Doon) to claim your
customers and the ISO
into the quality
be completed by the end
Job postings have been plentiful for the couple of years; there haven’t been any
your copy of the ISO
Although our Quality Manual
questionnaire has one of these
by mid-February; most
future,” she said.
#170 wins a coupon book,
development. Most of our teams
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computer services, information
the near future,
in those fields.
The student employment
address the issue.
us the power to set up our system and in
be an administrative
audits, corrective action requests) give
Action teams are at work
customers. The responsibility rests with
organizations have proved that the
Steering Committee a draft presentation
but you would like
of others in the chain of internal
take forward to the
desired for a process and what
another questionnaire, to give us useful
orie/itation or training
and these agreements and
a compromise between what
comfortable with ISO and
and apprenticeship programs
have many postings but that does slow job a reflect necessarily
apprenticeship programs are snatched up
Non-compliance affects your
related activities. will
over the quality system, but procedures
software to help build the sequence of
current about our objectives by reading
a good way
a training session.
You can gain more knowledge and keep
10 weeks. The
you have attended one of the ISO
information and to
a procedure to cover related
the applied arts programs continue
you with your future involvement.
From your feedback, we see
students and work, as well as the work
was very good, and the information was highly useful.
George-Cosh and Dave McIntosh.
now finalized a model.
each main process,
to see a steady flow of jobs, Parrinder said
information about the process to help
comply with the new
systems, the Steering Committee has
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information obtained from other
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— SPOKE, Jan.
D ISSUES Returns to work
Broadcasting grad 'comes back home’ By Jacqueline Smith
Fitzsimmons has worked as a writer/producer in
people say you can never
go home, that
that’s a lie
PL, and then as an associate
CPFL In London, now known as the New
service department at
Conestoga College's broadcasting program is working as an administrative and teachers’ assistant for the
the Woolwich Observer before coming to work at the college.
laid off when she
Fitzsimmons said she had been
Hallman’s position until
"I feel like
other quite well, and
“I knew how long I was going to be here but that was fine with me because I am used to doing
through the college so “I
because everybody knows me,” she said. “In terms of the
was hired by
college in August of 1998 to
as a freelance writer for
came was like I
” she said.
said she enjoyed the program as a student and that she learned a lot in terms
everybody knows me.”
to present herself.
Carla Fitzsimmons, an administrative
be creative as well as lot
she said, adding that she the instructors very
I wanted to an instructor that we had
be a new challenge.
Since she graduated from the three-year program in 1996,
found that when
the right direction.
assistant for the broadcasting
Fitzsimmons said she is enjoying the job and considers
Carla Fitzsimmons, a graduate of Conestoga’s broadcasting program, is back covering a maternity leave as the administrative and teachers’ assistant for the program. She said she feels like she has returned home, after she was hired in August 1 998. (Pho ,o by Jacqueline Smith)
are a close department, and
with only 90 students maximum, feel like
we know each other quite
I could. I could talk to them about anything,” she said.
well and the teachers actually
Because the instructors had worked in the industry and are
in contact with the industry,
she said she
where she wanted
courses have been added, and
of time getting
are like a
family,” said Fitzsimmons.
Fitzsimmons said the broadcasting program has changed as new
a good program to study.
three years here,
my brother also went through program and he enjoyed it as
broadcasting students are required
write or produce-
but I’ve never regretted choosing
return to the industry
Things are starting to turn around, she said. Employers are hiring instead of laying off.
a hard choice to make,
Don’t worry, be happy
When Fitzsimmons finishes her stmt at Conestoga, she said she
in ine inira year ot the program,
TV because she enjoyed
well,” she said.
SADness nothing 1
or a life-changing event.
Lynn Robbins, Feeling a
professionals, those winter blues
Seasonal Affective Disorder
a seasonal condition that
behaviour and plagues over 25 million people worldwide. affects
Some of the of
a problem few people
acknowledge. “This condition can range from
she said. “I
don’t think everyone
awareness must be there because
often difficult to
While the disorder disrupts the of many, there is hope. Light
of the high
confirm a diagnosis,
symptoms associated with for
(Photo by Julie van Donkersgoed)
the treatment that
are 10 to
individual to special lamps that
Lynn Robbins, counsellor at Conestoga College
20 times brighter than
mood and behaviour
such as a
seasons with less
While most of those affected by the condition are
children as well.
medications and counselling. Lifestyle modifications are also
more time outdoors, exercising
While the primary
These lamps are not the answer for everyone suffering from SAD, therapy
period of time.”
students during that
of depression with non-depressed periods in the spring and summer. There must also be no' other are
involves exposing the affected
mental health professionals must
among students during that period of time,” she rate
determine the patient has suffered from depression and other
Depression, lethargy, anxiety and symptoms associated with SAD.
because of the high
In order to
have March breaks
acknowledged the ‘winter blues’ by providing students with a reading week or March break. “The reason schools have March
definitely the pressure.”
According to Robbins, colleges and universities have
“The reason schools
said. “I think some suicides can be linked to the gloominess, a lack of ability to get around and
associated with other conditions, the disorder
of sexual appetite, overeating, weight gain and difficulty
lethargy, anxiety, irritability, loss
behaviour as well.
management increasing the one’s home.
— Page 9
crush Lakers By Lindsay Gibson
Nancy Tucker, took over DenHann and had no trouble
The Condor women’s indoor soccer team broke their old record for most goals in one game which
keeping the ball out of the Condor even though she hadn’t touched a ball in over six weeks. The Lakers were obviously no net
stood at 12 by crushing the Guelph Lakers 14-0 on Jan. 12 at
the recreation centre.
halftime the score
was an unbelievable game for Condors who never stopped
Condors Daniella Sirio, Sasha Gruetzmacher and Rebecca Miller were on fire, each scoring a hat trick in front of a crowd of 20 spectators.
The Condor women had an from the beginning when the Guelph team came up advantage
with only four
Condor coach Geoff
Conestoga when at was 7-0, but the
Papazotos played an aggressive game, always close to the ball.
The Condors played with a
lot of and fought hard against the Lakers even as they
continued to score. Other Condor scorers were Jenn Melnyk with two and singles from Papazotos, Beth Taylor and Erin Marshall.
Johnstone could have played five of his girls but chose to even out
Johnstone moved his players around, switching forwards to defence and vice versa, allowing a
Condor goalie Stephanie DenHann was out with an injury but was still involved in the game, screaming encouragement to her teammates. It was obvious she wanted to be in net, not on the sideline.
“We don’t gain anything from a game like this,” said Johnstone who offered a laugh when the game was over. The Condor women are looking forward to the alumni tournament on Feb. 6 and play Tuesday evenings at the recreation centre.
Paramedic program facing changes Second-semester
lack of medical background. “I
have to do 10 times more to keep up,” she said. As an informal group, second-semester paramedic students expressed concern that they wouldn’t be as employable as the first class of the two-year
time consuming. Biehn, who has a degree in kinesiology, said the
less stressful for
a high school
feel like I
new program. Colleges will also be offering courses in advanced paramedics for students.
In addition to modifying the program content, changes will to be made to the administration end of the program
He said he was attracted to the program because it was a one-year program and he was at a point where he wanted full-time employment. But he was quick to point out, “Everyone would benefit from a two-year program because
when the class of ’99 working, “they will certainly not be disadvantaged with respect to working in the field because the paramedic services are not expecting the skills the two-year program will
has two years of university sociology, said she has
found herself busy because of her
The group who
to incorporate the new second-year skills. Seasonal part-time instructors will have to be hired and current
be upgrading their an advanced paramedic
instructors will skills to
College liaisons are also informing high school students
year will have good knowledge
are entering a two-year program.
able to take additional courses through continuing education to learn new material that will be taught in the second year of the
The new program will also create a strain on existing lab and
recreation centre. (Photo by Lindsay Gibson)
graduate in 2001.
anything else to the program as
students Adrienne Roberts and Terry Biehn said the one-year
cont’d cont'd from from pagt page 1
Sasha Gruetzmacher scored a hat trick 14-0 shutout over Guelph Jan. 12 at the
general business, and Chris Garstin, second-year computer to win passes to Higher Ground (rock climbing at SportsWorld) ' ’ D Photo by Lindsay Gibson
programming, play in a contest on Jan. 1 1 in the lounge. *
classroom time, w'hich must be negotiated with other programs.
m or row urc
Tuesday January 26 4:30 p.m. Space Cowboys vs. Chiefs
Wednesday January 27 4:30 p.m. Individuals vs. Misfits 5:30 p.m. Galley’s Triumph vs.
Tuesday January 26 4:00 p.m. Wolves vs. Crazy Canucks 4:50 p.m. Killer Bees vs. S.O.B.’s 5:30 p.m. Blades vs. Dinamo Thursday January 28 4:00 p.m. Bearded Clams vs. Enforcers
you are daring to
details are available at the
WiBteRFeSt Doon Student Association
— SPOKE, Jan.
FEATURES AND ISSUES Computers less inspiring
Journalism teacher prefers typewriters By Wayne Collins
words are consumed but their seldom understood. to Maclean's According
require routine care.
“You can’t get you treat them
key on paper.
Conestoga Colleges Dick Scott is not shy but he is an enigma. After 50 years writing and 30
Mastering problem for him while freelancing at the K-W Record from 1983-1990. Computer screens,
teaching journalism, Scott’s
however, tend to hypnotize people
of yesterday and
and sometimes erase a day’s work in an instant, he says. Professionally, he doesn’t fear the Y2K bug but he does feel
Old typewriters seem to inspire him like white wine and classical A laptop computer music. sometimes sits muted in his while his fingers
dance on his
-in the Maritimes.
his office for cranking out school
friends. Their have been with him since childhood. His father,
who was to
was an old monster,” Scott
merely prefers his old
to type his school
essays and assignments. Scott says he
his office, or his electric
they inspire him to write. (Photo by
Currie's replacement starts
stage of his
hit the letter
coming up.” his tastes
Scott laments that the film has
been colorized. “Do we throw out old photographs because they’re not in color or
may seem is in
when he does what
A former broadcaster in radio television, Scott says and he thinks black and white films
Antiquated 78-speed recordings of the Boston Pops and singer John Charles wouldn’t.
1930s Philco radio in his home. Scott recalls an old crystal radio
home. up and finding a crystal set. It was
“I loved getting
unusual, but he says he
Dick Scott says he is proficient on the computers at the college but he says the type writer has always inspired him better. He
the Maritimes kept a typewriter in his office at
sound of the key on
paper,” he says. “If
a sales trouble-shooter
General Motors dealerships
“I love the
going to print out,” he quips, the twitching corner of a grey mustache betraying a grin. He knows computers are faster a and less trying but he does humbling 100 words per minute
no Luddite. computers was no he
modern society is definitely mercy of computers. “Perhaps my paycheque
blurt out in the pub.
read them, he said, for insights and glimpses into souls they don’t
a unique blend
don’t see that in black and
computers, don’t crash but do
writers are shy egomaniacs.
columnist Allan Fotheringham,
Christmas Carol with Sims should stay that
lesson one, reassembling,
day the teacher, a
body and inky guts across
Writers must seem like creatures
for a typing class in
fun and adventure,” he says, eyes lighting up like candles on a kid’s birthday cake.
Time may have on
Scott’s roof, but the
chose words is content. “We have automobiles,” he says mean that doesn’t “but people don’t like to ride horses
Broadcasting department gets new technician By Jeanette
There are some big shoes to fill in the broadcasting department following the departure of
who retired after 30 years Conestoga College, but his
looking forward to
broadcasting technologist, said he
some of your knowledge to other people, especially young people
Bilandzic said, at the moment, he
required to remain in Bosnia.
the age of
teaching process. But, relocating
possibilities, said Bilandzic,
and provided technical
support for a small broadcasting
company near Bilandzic to
Kitchener with his wife
(Photo by Jeanette Everall)
would be nice
could be a
wife and son
There was no
Conestoga College for some time
take up arms, but he
Bilandzic. “It’s pretty hard to start
Bilandzic did not have to
have some relatives around,” said again from zero. If you have some
groceries and things,” he said.
with his family.
Before moving to
Canada and at the for some time to come. in
Canada in July 1998 from Germany, where he production worked as a Bilandzic
Canada has opened up new
Since Bosnian television
never thought he’d be a part of the
With a degree cations and a
up today at the DSA Office.
doesn’t feel any stress about his
in the industry.”
are trying to find themselves
practical assignments and keeping
experience, but every
learn something new,”
said Bilandzic. “It’s nice to give
of experience, but
leave Bosnia two years earlier, but
come, involving himself
“I’m not like a bird - to spend a few years here and a few years there,” said Bilandzic.
of jobs are awaiting
students at Bingeman’s job By Janet Wakutz
contact (for careers) can be
of Wilfrid Guelph and Waterloo and Conestoga College are universities
also suggested students
out a route of the employers
they wish to meet.
o of the course for the St. John’s
Lending a hand
easy to get side-tracked,”
Doersam who has some
advice for students attending the
measuring marathon course in
employment services free
of charge within two
Students should have copies of
By Rob Himburg
concrete and the
students at Conestoga College are
Baghdedi also said the school was hesitant at first about lending
helping out St John Ambulance
out the equipment that the group
dressed professionally, she added.
their time to
a course for an
marathon. a second-year
student, has spearheaded a group
who have been put in charge of measuring a course for of students the
students will share Wilfrid Laurier
(Photo by Janet Wakutz)
beam that shoots through
a prism, which
of the actual measurement.”
Tony Lea, executive director John’s Ambulance. “The students from the college
have graciously donated their time
measure the course
this gets certified
through the Ontario Track and Field
can qualify for larger
marathons such as Boston.” Lea was also quick to praise the work of the group to date.
are doing an invaluable
job,” he said.
Baghdedi said the work has
not progressed as well as he
because of the severe weather that has hit Waterloo Region since like
new year. “We haven’t accomplished much
board located near 2B04. Many of the jobs posted
said, a student wouldn’t job interview with friends
so he/she shouldn’t walk around
employment out of
the area, but
the fair with them.
local postings will
very sharp, highly skilled
should check the board often.
DSA. Elections ‘99
gets within millimetres
approached by the
K-W Track and
open Monday, January
the election of the following positions:
Field Association and contacted the engineering students. “St. John’s is attempting to raise
money for a new ambulance,”
Shadd. “They’re always at local sports
Vice President of Operations Vice President of Student Affairs
Shadd said the college was a great place to find volunteers.
resources here,” he said. “Not only in the faculty, but
Vice President of Education
fantastic students here too.”
The marathon takes place on Stadium
Baghdedi said there
will be around 200 participants this year, and in five years the marathon is hoping to draw 1,000. Participants will run the 13-mile
course twice and hopefully,
bad weather,” he
to put nails in the
track at University Stadium.
Nomination forms and job descriptions
available Monday, January
Baghdedi ’s plans work, they will with one lap around the
yet due to the said.
Students looking for work can find about 600 job postings on the
May 9 and will begin at University
roadblocks in every organized event.
She also suggested students Although it may be fine to go with friends or meet them afterward, attend the fair alone.
measures horizontal and vertical angles very accurately using an
The group’s main function is to is measured accurately^ so the marathon can qualifier for a bigger marathon,
must present student
cards at the door.
Buses from the Guelph campus 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., while Waterloo campus will leave at
Marathon. see that a course
“The machine used
Mike •Baghdedi, civil
students attending the Feb. 3
to three days.
starting at 9:30
12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Buses will leave Bingeman’s
at the fair,
until 1:30 p.m.
worthwhile attending,” said Doersam. “People get jobs.”
a.m. and leaving every two hours
Students can expect a very busy
some sample questions
take students from
get students thinking.
the fair because employers attending the career fair should be hiring within the next
Doersam. She suggested students check with employment services prior to said
students have questions ready for
employment would benefit from
measure the distance
commercial about themselves and their career plans,”
information on employers.
Conestoga’s students, graduates and alumni who are looking for
for students to have a
Baghdedi, second-year civil engineering technology student, demonstrates the total station. This piece of equipment is used to measure angles very accurately. Baghdedi is using it
the fair for employer guidebooks
— Page 11
Thursday, January 27 at the
discovered from diabetes research By Judy Sankar
Event of the year
trainer, certified fitness appraiser
The NFL simply v po UVJvO
/J /*\ 111r\l
program. After personalizing the diet for
each person and getting
Canadians promise themselves
and sports nutrition counsellor.
no matter what, eating healthier and
“The zone program that
constant contact with the person
structured with a
until he/she reaches his/her goal.
count on the
about half of Canadians are
the ideal goal
30, the carbohydrate
appears that Canada has one of the
40 and the
are a quick
according to an article in the Jan. 1
While many people who
unhappy with and the diet
adding that those
The significance of
other programs, they differ from
consists of 15 per cent protein, 70
0 years, however, a different dietary program has the past
program, created by Dr. Sears,
30,” says Sawyer,
are personalized according to each
issue of Maclean’s.
lose weight, they are
based on balancing one’s
Zone is essential fats (fats that the body doesn’t produce itself, and must therefore be in the
externally) while the
The Zone evolved from the breakthroughs Sears made while
Canada Food Guide suggests any
Sears’ discovery that a
him a Nobel Prize in the mid ’80s. From that research stemmed a dietary
put the body into the same state as
Sears then turned to
loss isn’t the only effect
Zone seminars, by Sears, are offered at
“In a nutshell,
heighten your body functions,
Eighty per cent of people
more than 20 pounds on programs gain
.Canadian study shows.
long term illness (another effect of
have more energy. I’m
more focused and
junk food,” he
duration can also be lengthened.”
heightening body functions,
oxygen supply to and the brain being increased and or
increasing the time frame
The program as
Although, each case
Miami on^an. (p
The game clinic
both Brun and Sawyer say that the
habits is the biggest downfall
most difficult part. The Zone seminars are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at the
It should be one heck of a game, but the NFL’s Super Bowl championship game is more than just a game.
all learn can something from the way the NFL has effectively marketed
The NFL’S Super Bowl
just a bruising
battle between two teams dreaming about sporting a championship ring.
entertainment experience and the world will be watching. For the half-time show alone, worldwide estimated an audience of 800 million from a total
Championship game •
The Atlanta Falcons
game could be played
set for a
The stage has been
pre-game show, half-time show and post-game show and maybe even without the Goodyear blimp. But the Super Bowl remains a extravaganza testament to the NFL’s great
deserved spot in this year’s final, and both teams will undoubtedly give it their best
and recovery Your exercise intensity and
entered the Zone to change his body composition and to prevent
have fewer cravings for sweets and
Sure the without
Both teams have earned a
the program). Brun,
men may wince
appearance against John Elway and his Denver Broncos.
and certified personal trainer
circus atmosphere surrounding
Larry Brun, massage therapist
your soft tissue
amount of food consumption.
King Centre. One-hour
conducted twice a week by
to get hungry.
extremely difficult to follow,
says Sawyer, because
A diet that restricts caloric intake
times a day, weighed 232 pounds
International Family Fitness in the
of the Zone program, according to
patients and, finally, athletes.
type of fat, essential or saturated.
herb called borage was successful these
says, they don’t teach a
lifestyle or habit
5 per cent fat.
ways of controlling
ip lji r k/Ullvl
restricting one’s caloric intake.
trying to find
The National Hockey League has been repeatedly chastised for dragging
Major League Baseball has repulsed fans with the sickening
amount of money teams have dished
Basketball has just lost most
because of a
lockout and its greatest asset, Michael Jordan, has retired.
180 different countries will be glued to their TV sets. The star-studded half-time
Sears has also written three books
on the Zone.
Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy swing band. Approximately
The Super Bowl may have become a commercialized driven more by monster,
1,000 performers will play a
corporate executives than the hopes of 300-pound men, but it remains one of the greatest shows on er-*u
will feature musicians
part in the show.
Even the Simpsons have jumped aboard the Super Bowl bandwagon. Fox will air a new episode called
following the game Cru “Sunday, It
voices of notable
sports world, in North America,
in ruins if it
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Gignac leads Condors over Auks By Charles Kuepfer
of him with
playing a key role in the win.
do you top being
month? You close the door on the opposition, earn a shutout and help end your team’s six-game losing streak.
result translated into a 6-0 victory
new-look better this
Gignac ’s performance was like on the cake after being
we can I
put the puck in
think we’re going to
Mark Hayward by
“He’s been strong every
have a whole different team.”
defensive squad,” said Gignac, “so
hockey player of the month for December. But Gignac was quick to credit Association’s
Condors will be much
as they sent the
that helps out
big time,” said Giganc.
Fleming Auks on the long bus ride back to Sir
more offence and
Condor goaltender Anthony Gignac was outstanding, stopping all 29 shots that were fired his way in the Jan. 13 home game. The
“With the new lot
Condor Ramsey Hanlon
(Photo by Charles Kuepfer)
remain the starting goaltender
Rally tut Unit cold out....
another shot at the Auks goalie as players from both teams look on.
got one guy that’s
Fleming came out flying
completed the scoring with just over two minutes to go, picking
puck out of the net, the Condors were having no trouble
one off the post but failed to find the back of the
goal and an
up at the DSA
on the goal. With under a minute to go, the Auks coughed up the puck at assisted
take to the road for
Vipers on Jan. 29.
McDonald and Ryan Martin
The team will
himself after undressing the Auks goalie and shooting wide of the
Condors managed 34 shots on goal with Hanlon leading the team with four. their
scoring for the Condors with just left in
comer of the
In total, the
Purdy missed getting a goal
on a goal by Hubble with Corby Purdy the period
under five minutes
Ramsey Hanlon opened
Condor Captain Jason Snyder in the
Mark Hubble each
second period and quickly tested Gignac with a number of shots.
goals with Ian
TH UR/DAY, FEBRUARY
much as you can,” Hayward said. And while Gignac was keeping
Six different players contributed
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The Condors will play Humber, Cambrian colleges
Sault '* and
during their northern swing.
“We want to come out of there with at least two out of three
But the Condors scored again in the frame’s final minute as
wins,” said Hayward. “That’s our
tipped in a point shot
Conestoga’s blueline. The ensuing
by Hubble. Jeff White scored
two-on-none led to an unassisted goal by Sheldon Mustard, who
Gignac said the just over four
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Streit is definitely By Brian Smiley
game of basketball is played tall men who are easily
“He's physically strong, has a
good jump shot and rebounds well,”
would have a basketball decided on the college because of its proximity to home. “It's closer to home and 1 didn’t want to leave my mom because she would have been on her own,” the Eastwood collegiate institute
has taken Streit a
one of these giants should be
long time to acquire those
was around Grade 7 that his interest in sports was piqued.
began by playing a variety on of sports, but decided basketball because that’s what he
Streit, a 6-1, 190-pound forward on the Condors varsity team, is a quiet, unassuming type, who is probably mistaken more often than not for an average student.
has proven to coach
After polishing his
school, Streit decided to apply to
that he’s a great deal
Conestoga, even though he wasn’t
management because were jobs “1
(in the field),”
wasn’t too excited with
he said. it,
about one part of his
not sure what
do, but basketball
me,” he said. “Whether coaching or playing, I’d like stay in the game somehow.”
transferred into marketing.”
While it’s still a little early for him to be considering a job after
important to it’s
His decision has worked out to After meeting
the and discussing possibility of a varsity basketball team at the college, Streit decided to take the chance there would be a team at the college. And he has been pleasantly the surprised both by establishment of the team and its success.
games have been close,” “We’ve had quite a few games where we’ve only lost by a “All the
couple of points.”
on the court
are partly attributable to the team’s
leadership has also been key.
said he believes his has the respect of his
This space for
teammates, which is essential to being a great leader. “The other guys like him and they know he has a great work ethic,” he said. “Because of that,
they’re willing to listen to him.”
But Upshaw was quick out
sometimes overshadowed by his lack of confidence in his own game. “He tends to get down on himself when things don’t go well,” he said. “But he’s getting a lot better.”
Away from at
the court, Streit’s life
college hasn’t been
After enrolling in the materials
Tim Streit, a forward for the Condors Varsity basketball team, works on his jumpshot during practice on Jan. 13. (Photo by Brian Smiley)
management program, he
wasn’t what he wanted and he decided to transfer into another
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Robert Duvall co-stars as Jerome Facher,
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Goliath film that doesn’t end with
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At first Travolta turns down the delegation of parents who do not
Later in the film Travolta goes through a life-transforming experience and makes two mistakes. His first error is
The motion picture, written and directed by Steven Zaillian, is based on the non-fiction bestseller by journalist Jonathan Harr.
want money, only an apology. “Who can apologize to you and pay me?” he asks. After he realizes the companies involved are rich, the parents
down himself and
do with approach than justice and
doesn’t always arrive at the truth.
The movie is not about the better person winning. It is about the
the opposition, easy for him to win the
deciding the parents have a moral case. The second is he begins to care about justice for the parents,
by Brent Ciouthier
those winter blues.
Conestoga students depart at 7 a.ra. for a day of skiing at Blue Mountain.
On Monday, 10:30
,000s of jobs.
Way For Over 50
Build your resume! Give to the community!
Learn about the
companionship people who have Alzheimer Disease. Two hours/week commitment. Training and support to
provided. Call the
At 8 p.m. Wednesday, party will be held at Jack
99 and Extreme Snowboarding on the big screen. Tuesday, Feb. 2 promises to be an active day for those involved
in Cliff’s All-Star 3-on-3 “Last
Call” hockey tournament from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Teams
Out will benefit Reachi Outdoor Friends (RO
of three players and sign up during the
week. ^Following the tournament, a tubing party will be held at St. Mary’s. The cost will be $10 and includes a return bus trip to the hill and refreshments to warm up tubers.
Students can have the c sleep outdoors in a largi
and participate in activities. The
are ask with pledges ft
event of Winterfest
will be Friday, Feb. 5 at
12:30 p.m. with the Movie of the Week. Please contact the DSA office for
any information concerning
events and registration.
Contact: Mr. Jay Moszynski in
Doon Student As social
the Conestoga College
Continuing Education Catalogue
for this event, just
arrive with your skates.
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER IN
from 6:30 There will be
GRAND VALLEY BRANCH
Recreation Centre p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There will be Snow Thursday, Feb. 4 as
Later during the day, a free
skating party will be held in the
sponsored by Breakaway It will feature lots of givi plus the sounds of surf
pledges towards the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
held in the Sanctuary, featuring
will consist (Internet photo)
At noon, Wednesday, Feb. 3 the Polar Bear Plunge will be held for those folks with stout hearts willing to brave the icy waters of the Conestoga pond. All
The event kicks off Friday, Jan. 29 when buses bearing loads of
Guelph) TEOSL teacher cert course (or by correspondance)
With the February blahs fast ‘99 approaching, Winterfest should be just the remedy for
designed to give those students tired of Old Man Winter a much-needed jolt of energy.
playing at King’s College, City and Cambridge
Winterfest ’99: a sure remedy for winter blues
Overall A Civil Action rings truer than most law films today. The film argues real life has more to
Association, Winterfest will be a
performers include Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanbeck, John Lithgow and Kathleen Quinlan. A Civil Action opened Jan. 8 and
Duvall’s performances in this film are extraordinary. Other
to read the facts, the
prime give the biggest payoff; a dead child is worth the least of
their legal strategy is not
causing him to lose his strategic bearings. Eventually he sinks $1.4
He defends arguing neither the pollution nor its results can be proven. He also tries to separate Beatrice from Grace
from two local factories, W. R. Grace & Co. and Beatrice. They
firm gets a
children and caused the seizures
able to convince case.
Often, his clients are too
to pay, but the
The parents allege their drinking water was poisoned by toxic waste
claim the water was the root cause of the leukemia that killed their
— Page 15
Action beats other law films that only takes cases they are sure
/| powerful film based on -ZJ. real-life lawsuit filed by
@ Doon Campus
1-519-748-5220 ext 492
Wed. Feb. 3 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Recreation Centre
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— SPOKE, Jan.
Classical versus western
Cowgirls mixes hoedown with Bach By Ken Groulx
‘The cast Whether
sing, they dance,
amazing. They do
dance, and they play
nights for $27.
tickets are $21.
discount for rush
toe-tapping sounds of country
and western music or the these instruments. complex intricacies of classical symphony, the new production of presented by the Cowgirls,
Waterloo Stage Theatre
GM Steve Roth i***
e t s
Waterloo Stage Theatre may be just
what you’re looking
The musical comedy, which has drawn favourable notices from the New York Daily News and the New York Times for its of
a true delight to
plot of Cowgirls revolves
Cowgirls has no
all-female cast provides their
around a small town country and
is 24 hours away from foreclosure. In an effort to save the saloon from
cello, violin, piano, banjo, guitar,
western saloon, which
imtil Feb. 20.
Ticket sales for Cowgirls have
see and hear.”
autoharp, harmonica and even buckets.
doors, a country trio
Cowgirls director Robert More,
a former Stratford Festival actor
called the Cowgirl Trio
been the best ever for a main
stage production thus far for the
appear hopeful for the ailing
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
Waterloo Stage Theatre
saloon, but there’s one problem:
Port Dover, Ont., returns to the
manager, Steve Roth,
said he believes the play will be the
most successful show of the
growing history and
amazing,” says Roth. “They do all.
brings in the Goghill Trio, three
currently on a reunion tour.
and they play
novel blend of overture and
successful production of
About Luv? Cowgirls runs Thursday, Friday
and Saturday evenings with
Sunday matinee weekly Tickets
attitudes ensues, resulting in
sing, they dance,
comedic clash of musical
facets of the show.
Waterloo Stage Theatre genera! manager Steve Roth gets western for his theatre’s production of Cowgirls.
Thursday and Friday
evenings for $24 and Saturday
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery It
could have been the day a
decade ago when you went
beach with your siblings and made sandcastles. the time
could have been
Whatever you may see in Eva McCauley’s hazy paintings is a very personal thing. With the strong tonal contrasts of light and in
of the dark, tonal
reflected in the dreary
translated from the Latin
remember you must
the rolling hillside.
a feeling of life passing
McCauley. “The black and white images have a said
The heavy pictures resemble
To continue with her theme of McCauley, a
graduate of three art programs,
created a series
memory, as time passing,”
McCauley about her
of 70 people on Jan. 13. In general, the crowd was pleased
with her pieces.
College in Oakville.
McCauley’s images may look like black and white snapshots because her main influence for this exhibit
box of pictures
from the 1940s and
friend dropped off the box a few
polytechnique, the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts
process was intense because the ink used to
challenges viewers to see their lives in her art. (Photo by Elizabeth Sackrider)
in a short
two or three hours.
monotype is an artwork covered in ink. The image is formed when the artist
wipes the ink off
This bursary program
be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; be a resident of Ontario; be planning to pursue their studies at a. college of applied arts and technology; and be enrolled in a full-time technical/ technological
the 23 Colleges bfvApplied Arts ** of Ontario.
Value of the Bursary
will be assessed
based on the
need, a promising career
technology as demonstrated by interests, academic
a letter of
support from a faculty member
or employer, as well as a letter of
from the Financial Aid Administrator of the college Four bursaries each in the amount of 5500 will be One recipient will be chosen from each
region of the province
Submission of Application
Eastern region (Algonquin, Sir Sandford Fleming,
a separate canvas,
used a collage approach and glued three
Lawrence. La Cit£
Applicants must submit the completed application
Northern region (Confederation, Northern,
Canadore, Cambrian, Georgian. Sault); Central
region (George Brown,
Centennial); Western region (Conestoga. Niagara,
to the Financial
Aid Office of the college thev
Humber. Seneca, Sheridan,
Fanshawe, Mohawk). Applications must be received
to a painting entitled,
the Financial .Aid
Office at the latest by January 31st.
children in this piece to give
Evaluation of Applications
The Financial Aid Administrators of each region meet to consider the candidates and make a
particularly haunting effect. In
topcoat to seal her paintings that
gave the pieces a glossy, aged
the final selection.
Further Information For further information on
The Ontario Colleges
Bursary Program tor
of Applied Arts and Technology Memorial Technology contact the Financial Aid Office you are attending
at the college
Council of Presidents which will
almost her entire collection,
McCauley employed the use of wax instead of varnish or a
program of study.
to her art.
avoiding clarity or specificity
graduated from the
eligible to receive this bursary, the applicant
ghost-children hovered over real
and Technology, in collaboration with Inco have instituted a memorial bursary program for women
the viewers to recall, revalue and
to the fragile quality
visitor to the gallery.
discuss,” said Robert
To commemorate the women who died in the December 6th 1989 Montreal massacre at 1'Ecole
generated from the trust fund contributed by
on issues is
THE ONTARIO COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY MEMORIAL BURSARY PROGRAM FOR WOMENTN^ECHNOLOGY
to recall, revalue
McCauley prompts the viewers their
avoiding clarity or specificity
thought her work was clever
McCauley, the recipient of many awards, and scholarships discussed her exhibit with a group
Everything from old cap gun pellets to paintings
has a strong sense of
really like the look
viewer free to reflect on his or her
images of childhood, she
will give to
“Despite the drawbacks, really fun to
until Feb. 7.
Art collection delves into By Elizabeth Sackrider
(Photo by Ken Groulx)