ISO launched and ready to go By Lisa Wilhelm
Conestoga College continuously seeks opportunities for improve-
ISO 9001 launch
held Jan. 28 at the
“Our goal here
ISO 9001 college
going to try to achieve.
to ensure that
registration that the
we become one of
ment, Conestoga president John Tibbits told the
new ISO logo, designed by Wade Convay of
Association promotions assistant,
colleges in the world, that we have world class standards which will be in the interest of all employees
then announced the winners of the prior to the launch.
and certainly in the interest of all our students,” said Tibbits. “I
ISO trivia contest, which was held Winners who were in attendance received ISO
get involved in this process and
the turnout at the laimch. “It
think it will help us to improve our
operations so that we can continue
Bill Jeffrey, a member of the ISO committee, said the launch was to commemorate the completion of
the construction of the system that will
implement ISO 9001
Another reason for the launch
and Martha George
ISO 9001 banner
was to make students and teachers at Conestoga aware that the college is implementing ISO
9001, an international series of generic quality standards that
provide guidelines for establish-
the first of the three to occur,
She said the board
ing a quality assurance system
began with opening remarks from Jeffrey and then comments from
within an organization.
Launches were also held at Guelph and Waterloo the
designed by graphics
Jan. 28. at
Doon, which was
of the board of governors, also brought comments of support. is
She also offered the board’s full
Martha George, vice-president
support for the college’s initiative.
the students’, board’s support
and that’s what we wanted.” Bambrick, a student member of the steering committee, said he was also pleased with the turnout. “It went over really well. (The cafeteria) was full and that’s really what we were hying to get,” Bambrick said. “As for students, there could have been more, but I think it went over really well.” With the ISO steering committee already in place, Jeffery said the is to develop and apply
next step the
between 15 and 20 months
be proud of either being or being employees
he was happy with
opportunity for everyone here to
we’ll have another big
celebration,” said Jeffrey.
Parking lots targeted
Security reports rash of car break-ins By
“If they (the
anything in their vehicles that
Lock your doors and put your valuables in the trunk, security
Condors escape wifli a 4-3
are warning students
after a recent rash
victory over Vipers.
suggest they either cover it
in the trunk of their vehicle,”
Seven cars were broken into in January, with three of the thefts
security at the college.
occurring in one day.
sports equipment are targeted
About $3,000 worth of stereo equipment was stolen from a vehicle in parking
phone was taken from a car in parking lot 5 and a stereo and CDs were taken from a vehicle in i
2 in a looting frenzy
and it is from the outside, I would
not fastened in
phones, stereos and
been working with on the
asked for extra patrols
in this area,”
generally get to
causing us (security) a
Since the college
popping a door lock. “When you have 2,600 vehicles
during the primary class hours between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The large, busy parking lots make it easy for the thieves to go
amount of concern,”
away,” said Hunter
most have gained entry by breaking a side window or by In
vehicles from parking lots this
of the theft cases, the
in a suspicious
Thieves have also taken three
Waterloo regional police
lots, it is
parking in the same
eight months, however, students
use the spaces.
your brother or
the vehicles have
been recovered by the
Highway 40 1
not unusual for
a car thief to pull off and “snatch
another ride,” said Hunter. “We have recovered other stolen vehicles
jurisdictions here,” said Hunter,
has suggested the thefts are being done by individuals outside the college community.
— SPOKE, Feb.
Student association raises technology fee to $80 Thonnson
lab will be located beside the
current lab in ^
are also to be purchased for
^|:he colleges lec w'as mid-range. in
^ ranged from
$454 65 1
^promispwasmadeto students ml 997 $70 for the coming year He changed his mind. at
in the past, covered the
whole cost of upgrading computer equipment, and the increase of SIO per student would generate enough money to pay for the new 30-computer open access lab
donations were the focus of the Doon Student Association (DSA) meeting held on Jan. 26 in the Sanctuary’s Other
minutes, the board decided the executive would create
Performance Indicators survey would be carried out from Feb. 1-5. Ellen Menage, DSA promotions
After a discussion that lasted at least 30
^hind th^oalie. Mike the
Harris, chief returning officer for
schedule. Campaigning runs from Friday,
place Monday, Feb. 1
5 to Thursday, Feb.
unofficial results will
Friday, Feb. 19.
than buying items for the bags.
participating in the
also suggested the
DSA director of suggested the DSA
option considered was giving the computers to teachers who don’t have computers for
from orientation packages the 200 bags required.
motion was also passed to donate $3,000 to the peer
at the rec centre.
use pens and highlighters
can pick up forms
and national hockey
to dispose of four computers
donate grab bags to hockey teams
will donate $3,000 in
board and informed them of
recreation services, outlined
may be added
centre, has requested that the
and scholarships again
go with another company.
The other auxiliary fee discussed in detail was the proposed dental plan that
representative at the recreation
bursaries and five to
would be better business to stick with the aassistant, gave an iqjdate on activities., same company that does the health plan. It Tiel^.,were still available for the Buffalo was also suggested that brochures ^ahres'hM trip and ftte’seafri are four rows quoting prices from the specific in.surancc
tutoring service at the college.
out ire promotion proeess holding tiS referendum would be imetliical because it
company not be used because tliey would give students the wrong idea about the rates they could expect! f the ns A was to
Diane Santos, media relations
officer, introduced herself
donates $6,000 for bursaries, scholarships, tutoring
By Jaime Clark
would sec t^igible benefits from the technology tec in software and hardware, not in the hiring of technicians, said McGregor.
to student tuition next year,
In other business,
Jack Fletcher, director of student and
Tara Llanes, vice-president of education, suggested the insurance company carrying
technology fee was implement-
ed, that they
explained the technology fee has not,
the promotion of the dental plan
DSA elections Feb.. 15-18.
^^ex>, C^^ga%^^eiSrfn,t fe«^-,.was -ompared to other colleges at the meeting,
would be done leading up to the referendum held on the issue during the
te i^^Ae tseclsadlo^^^^^ though he had approached the board
don*t^ave the government money "^%^^^techaolo^,” McGregor said k:
discussed the quotes and coverage
options from one insurance
police, aj^^o^lie^^ ^the
Room. The DSA
Zip drives, wiring and new printers ^pll also be :pirchased with the T999’^0
Gerry Cleaves, vice-president of student
It was also decided the would hold the referendum to show the student body their support for the
pending a student referendum on the
and firewall upgrades
2A1 1-3. Five new
The executive possibility
computers to students and employees of the college. The
also discussed the
of auctioning off the
decided to hold an auction
for the computer.
It will be open to any student or employee who
bags with items on hand rather
wishes to make a bid.
Doon Student Association Annual Awards Criteria for
Certifleate of Appreciation to college life has
Award of Distinction life
The Recipients of this award
members of the College Community whose
recipients of this
award are members of the College Community who contribution
highest award presented by the outstanding leadership and involvement in college life. -
Name of Nominee:_ Address:
Peer Services t, Dotn SDidM Anodtfon
NOT ALL STUDENTS LEARN IN THE SAME WAY OR AT
to college ®
Student Association in recognition and appreciation of
Doon Student Association Award Nomination Form
THE SAME SPEED
has been outstanding.
Award of Excellent
Kristen Murphy, Doon Student Association president, presents Lynn Robbins, student-services counsellor with a $3,000 donation for peer services. (Photo by Jaime Clark)
HIRING A TUTOR MIGHTJUST BE YOUR ANSWER
Certificate of Appreciation
o Award of Distinction D Award of Excellence The above named nominee has made
the following contributions to College Life al Conestoga:
Phone Please submit your Nomination form to the
Nomination Deadline Friday, February 26, 1999
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— Page 3
Board of governors gets new chairperson By Melissa
have on opportunity to help ensure that
The current executive
director of the Order of Nurses (VON) for Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin has been elected as chair of the board of governors for the 1999-2000 academic year at Conestoga College.
Sandra Hanmer accepted the nomination from her fellow members in September of 1998, after being a
serve,” she said.
said she has several responsibili-
can bring some strong
board of governors chair
we need the
bring some strong influence in some
“I have a responsibility to the student
and supportive of issues that and providing the
the ministry to obtain feedback on behalf of
said one of the issues the board
Married and a mother of four girls, also sits on all of the college committees, the provincial board for the VON, VON Canada, the district health
look forward to working with the members of the management group, the to achieve this registration,” she said.
being a part of the boar4
the college to ensure they are meeting the needs of students and their education.
background includes a masters in health science from the University of Toronto and a bachelor of Hanmer’s
with the coimcil of regents, the college and
be addressing this year is the college’s journey to ISO 9001 registration.
are facing the students
and the students as the college
(Photo by Melissa Dietrich)
the current chair for the board of governors at Conestoga College.
my industry and bring these trends
the students have for higher education.
in our industries,” she said. “I think I
addressed,” she said.
especially in the exciting time
Sandra Hanmer, executive
a strong linkage between the
employers in the area as well as the needs “I feel that
out from other board members.”
the programs reflect the needs
population to is
as education, yet very sim-
said the fact that the college
education system and the other industries
appropriate placements,” she said.
Waterloo Region makes
job as the
said being involved in a public-
much the role the college has
said her leadership, coaching
sector industry, as health care
value the opportunities for students in this
chair of the governing board for the college.
trends out from other board
community and as an employer,
facilitating skills will help in her
and bring these
Conestoga College, especially in the nursing and related health-science
to that she
Hospital and before that she worked at
“I value very
executive director of Stratford General
committees she belongs to and her job she has always been involved with the students
leadership as the board tries to fulfill
She has been a member of the
become a board member was because of her work within health care. Through the
1997 and prior
said her original
ties as the chair. They include facilitating monthly board meetings and providing
member on the board for
vice-chairs last year.
Health Services Executives.
two years and serving as one of the
geography and environmental from McGill University. She is also
meet the students well as the employers and commuat the college
coimcil for Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin
and the mental-health/long-term committee for the health council.
the board, said she will also be working
KPl student surveys to cost
six per cent of governors’ By Melissa
College where present to speak to
discussion of details involved
in the data collection for defining
(KPl’s) that measure colleges’ per-
formance was included in the agenda of the board of governors meeting on Jan. 26. The funding for the KPI program was discussed and it is estimated that the program will take up six
Two members of
regents were present to inform the
board of the council’s purpose and
Bernadette Giet, Maria Lacko, Jen
issues they will be addressing this
MacKinnon, Ambrose Garvey, Hulya Erol, Lisa Cashmore,'
detailed report for the financial-
copy of the
second year in a row. They also
of the board members.
One of the
other items discussed
per cent of the board’s budget.
aimounced that Conestoga would be holding the competition in the
by the committee was the Y2K issue, which was addressed by
Conestoga students are currently
Tony Pimenoff, director of information and technology services
completing student satisfaction
surveys as part of the
Two of the
college’s graphic arts
students were also present to
for the college.
the board about winning the poster
and pin-design contest for the Ontario Skills Canada competition. Heather Miehm, a first-year
from the surveys and where they will
be stored was also discussed
at the meeting.
Chaired by Sandra Hanmer is
the executive director of the
Victorian Order of Nurses for
was attended by 17
people including students, faculty
the pin contest.
Jug Vagha, a third-year student
winner of the poster
The event ally at
that takes place annu-
Conestoga College will be
10th year in 1999.
and management at Conestoga College and those representing the industry of Kitchener- Waterloo and surrounding area.
included the presentation to the
board of Conestoga students
had recently won awards for
work. First, five
of the 10 marketing
students that took part in
The computers used by
and support staff at the college are still being tested for possible glitches.
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— SPOKE, Feb.
I’m scared. No, I didn’t rent Scream 2
my car, without gramming 91 1 into my
or get a
and keeping a finger
hovering Feel free
don’t walk anywhere at night,
too involved in
above the “send” button.
a recent episode
don’t forget to call
paranoid, but if
makes me wonder about the
aware that stabbings,
ual assaults are incidents that occur every day, the victims splashed
garage of my
my help and isn’t really me into a
A new phenomenon, well, new to me
has begun to emerge in
During the past two
home, a cab
computer glitch, or bug, that will cause mankind’s downfall. For those of you back from another universe, the Y2K bug is a
computer affliction that is the of computer programmers’ short-sighted implementation of two digits to record year dates, as in 99 instead of 1999. The potential for chaos is the result of embedded microchips misreading the year 2000 as 1900. result
Surely, the hard-line apocalypse-
and service clubs. How his sermons about restraint and restructuring translate into improving and upgrading is anybody’s guess. These groups, however, seem to get it. To others, “Common Sense” has become dollars and cents. Hungry kids and sick people appear to be pesky road
running industrialists’ squeaky-clean factories. Last Thursday, the king of
ward off looters. There are also Web sites flogging emergency rations, survival domes and property in the middle of Nowhere, U.S.A. Not every Y2K bug problem yields anxiety. Perhaps you’ll go to an Interact machine and find an extra zero attached to yom bank
Maybe you won’t get a long-distance telephone bill for three months. Conestoga College may
waves? But two
of Elmira, needn’t fear a man who’s slashed the Environment Ministry’s budpolluters, like Uniroyal
nostrils are sniffing out election strategies.
bodies and stronger minds.
Meanwhile, the naive and the well-to-do sleep well, the
over an opposition that Harris says “stands for absolutely nothing.”
get and staff by a half and a third Uniroyal’s real
filled with welfare pennies. Voters must choose their messiah
These murky lines between Tory rhetoric and official govenunent announcements have blurred further, resembling a pre-election smear campaign. Taxpayers have become docile enough to sponsor Tory television ads with hardly a whimper. Should Elmira’s residents,
only in history books,
bound and funded from piggy
dismiss Harris’s unscripted suggestions to boycott Uniroyal’s products? Isn’t that like refusing to
why? The simple
truth is that you,
and every other commoner
powerless to solve it. It’s our own human nature of putting off problems despite long-term consequences that landed us in this mess anyway and now we just have to live with it. So whether you decide to bunker underground with kegs of distilled water, freeze-dried rations and lots
of batteries, or simply forgo anxiety and find solace in apathy, take whatever Y2K problems you encounter in stride. The only thing you need to arm yourself with is patience and a sense of humour; it may be the only resource you have.
not falling, but come
2000, it may be a closer to the ground. Jan.
Elmira’s shoppers don’t
premier’s sincerity, however, should not be on trial here, anymore than his soul. That’s another’s jurisdiction.
voters, our job
to decide if
the strikes, the pain, the losses and the gains are truly worth it.
Hopefully, voters are not like sheep lining up for a regular shearing.
If the messiah has truly arrived at Queen’s Park, then business won’t
survive without him. Others
not survive him.
will ever forget him.
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tank of deficit reduction. Elitism and business will mix well as the new millennium
Toyota plants and chambers of commerce simply adore their king, while penniless wretches scatter before
Another militia-style group, called the Home Defence Forces, suggests stockpiling weapons to
wishful thinkin g,
of course,' but it is no m<jre ridiculous than the extreme amount of hysterical paranoia surrounding this malignant critter. Sure, you can cower in your basement along with all the other cultists and fanatics under an imminent cloud of doom, but
is all silly,
sense means dollars and cents
Waterloo Region’s Rotary clubs
diploma before the semester completed.
co-author of Time and guru of a Y2K safe-haven movement, said he expects people to die of hypothermia and starvation as the bug causes industrial shutdowns, stock-market crashes and food
When we turn a we turn a blind
eye to ourselves.
were for p ining of more biblical proportions. Clouds of swarming locusts? Simultaneous, worldwide
heeled supporters, however, rarely walk the same boulevards as wel-
are our neighbours.
society will revert to savagery.
blind eye to them,
really spell the
we lose sight of
us to acknowledge that the victims
the violence is
the basis for these prognostica-
To be angry about that occurs
But there are those who would have you believe when the clock strikes past 00:00 hours on Jan. 2000, planes will fall from the sky, nuclear devices will detonate and
victims of violent crimes will force
faces of violence
you considered who
being affected by the
blurred into “them”,
you with the same sense of dread,
from the Book of Revelations are not
Mike Harris continues to
crime to happen. Rapes and murders occur in small communi-
We must consider the human faces
don’t have to live in a large
Action must accompany our words.
the last time
lives that are affected
lence on a daily basis.
you out of your sleep
piercing wail of that siren that jolted
news have never had an impact on me, until
having the tact of a rusty
across the evening
repeatedly over a cab fare, and
weeks, an intruder has sexually
sicko that will hack
on a bus. must have been turning a blind eye to the crimes happening in my
from those who prey on “the weak.” that I can’t assume a person stopped at the side of the road
the generally peaceful confines of
a male, to protect
voice behind me in the underground
walk to my car at night. The kind that makes me jump when I hear an unexpected steps
me angry too.
that I can’t
about the kind fear
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Keeping happy in the coid
Chasing away the winter blues By Neven Mujezinovic Are the winter blues getting you dovm? If the answer is ‘yes,’ don’t Crystal
despair, because you’re not alone.
In fact, over 25 million people
Klobucar also had words of encouragement for those who do not have the time or money to do winter sports. “Just go out and
have fun and do creative things, or even spend time with kids.”
Ryan Hicks and Lisa Cashmore,
Seasonal Affective Disorder, a
second-year marketing students,
condition that strikes during the
agreed the best
long, cold winters.
The symptoms of the disorder include
Conestoga College, students were asked
they had any tips or sug-
gestions to help keep the winter
“Just do stuff outside. Don’t
way to keep busy and
exercise as a
stay happy. Others had different
important ingredient to seasonal contentment. Crystal Seigmiller, a first-year
suggested winter sports. She said a lot of people neglect physical activity in the winter time, which
one reason they might down.
“Any winter Jackie Klobucar, second-year general-business student.
are crirninally minded,”
charged with different counterfeit offences
Waterloo that counterfeit money
a serious problem
“There were 517 separate times last
counterfeit bills turn
during Oktoberfest at fest halls,
and stores The reason counterfeit turn up so often at
that the criminal can
small purchase with a $50
“I don’t think
he said. “I think it problem in any metropolitan
Waterloo but says the increased
crisp, said Shantz.
currency has occurred within the
“In the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s,
and 20 per cent Canadian,” he said. “Now, I’d
about 80 per cent say
Both Shantz and Moore said technology is partly to blame for the increase in Canadian and
engraved,” he said.
Shantz and Moore agree the solution
the problem is some of Canada’s cur-
for example, has clear
panes and watermarks paper.
seen as an opportunity to
new ones which
“You can like
The currency used
past five to 10 years.
to the point.
much it,” said Popovic. Edmond Kwan, a first-year
said students should
“Just don’t tate,” said
for you, then
Doug Johnson, and
first-year law administration
home and vege-
student, the key to
partying was a good way to gp, but he said people basically should
not worry about too
to ^exercise a
and go to up
to stay stress free.
“Take time to enjoy yourself,” said Johnson
healthy,” said Seigmiller.
Jennifer Ford and Melanie Hunter,
Jennifer Ford, nursing student.
and punishable by up
to 14 years
imprisonment. Innocent passers, that is people
in possession of or passing
“When a case like that occiurs, we analyze that person to determine not,” said
he/she had intent or
a change in the design of Canada’s currency, said Moore.
any plans to take action regarding
a problem here
long been an issue in Kitchener-
any more of a else,”
than anywhere else,”
problem here than anywhere
the Canada, government has not announced
especially during Oktoberfest.
K-W Record Jan. 25,
Sandy Shantz said counterfeit money has been a problem for a number of years, Staff
major problem”, according to an article in the
agreed that exercise
counterfeit bills, are not charged.
regional police Staff Sgt. Nigel
of the house,”
law and security administration, agreed that
convenience stores, aceording to
drink and party.
counterfeit money,” said Waterloo
up most often
money a problem
By Judy Sankar
to stay out
If that doesn’t
do something to occupy the mind.
is fine: skiing,
skating, cross-country hill,”
going to the movies,
marketing student, had a few sug-
Jackie Klobucar, a second-year
“Don’t worry too much. That’s
engineering student. “Get away.
Get out of the
be doing things outside in order
management-studies student, was
Cashmore, second-year marketing student. Lisa
Hunter, on the other hand, has to
“Go some place warm for spring break,” said Dan Machmueller, a second-year
home. “I love to get a movie and popcorn and make it fim,”
around and watch T\C’ said Hicks. “Be with your friends,” said
The majority of respondents
For Ford the ultimate serenity in the
going out with
blues at bay.
suggested outdoor activities and
the winter blahs.
one tries to image turns out
a serious problem.
(Staged photo by Judy Sankar)
— SPOKE, Feb.
Doon Student Association
andidates decided for upcoming 1999-2000 schooi year
By Jaime Clark
(E^) ^den|" 'and
Mce-proidciu of student affairs and vicepresident of operations met chief
m the Other
Tlic position of
r^k of vice-iui^deat
assistant. but decided not to nin for president
so he could focus more on his school work.
protocol for posting, as well as
Bambrick, promotions as.sistant .and Jessica Umlandt, public
graduating this year and their positions will also
dealt with question.s concerning
The majority of the information covered
Hussey said Murphy may be coming back next year as a promotions
was also acclaimed. No one
by Gen^'Clcavei Jeim ^Hussey, who* currently
Running for vicc-presidcm of is Rebecca Slaughlor,
against her for the position.
computer piogrammcr anal>M
of operations, will be taking position again* in the
decided to run against Ellen
Mcc-pmsideni of studbit afMrs after his opponent drof^ped oUt of
2K to discuss
general arts and science student.
encoutaged all the candidates promote tlicmselves as soon as possftile. Voting takes place from Feb.
(Photo by Jaime Clark)
New DSA By
By Jaime Clark Lisa Wilhelm
As a second-year
accounting student, has been acclaimed president of the Doon Student Association for the
1999-2000 school said
President (Photo by Lisa Wilhelm)
Association (CBSA). “I
also like to bring
She said the DSA has been fun on a regular basis and she wants to
be good said Menage.
see that continue into the
Her position assistant
In the past, she also served on her high school student council for five years and has also
within the college.
president’s job entailed this year,
awareness to the
she would like
women’s resource group, CBSA activities, and the program advisory committee for accounting.
Menage won’t be campaigning as
since she has been acclaimed, but
does intend to encourage
more then 100
show support and be
satisfied with only
students voting,” she said. “I to get
Student Association in September 1999.
who has been acclaimed
won’t be running a campaign, but does plan to do posters encouraging students to to the position,
vote in the election.
Hussey, a second-year marketing student,
enthusiasm of Jenn Hussey as she replays her role as vice-president
Students at Conestoga College once again get to experience the bubbly personality and will
says she wants to
her name is recognized within the student sure
concerned that the
voter turnout they need.
Hussey says she is looking forward to another stint as vicepresident of operations because
she wants to keep
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pm, Tech. Wing
do things better next time around. “I’m really excited to do the position again because your
never perfect,” she
says. “I’m working out the kinks. There are a couple things I didn’t do that I would’ve liked to have
opportunity to take
Tues. Feb. 16
and she hopes
and do what and more.”
Hussey says she still wants to be team she has been a part of her entire college life. a part of the
Wed. Feb. 17
11:30 pm. The Sanctuajy
she began her
Thurs. Feb. 18
pm. The Sanctuary
was hired on
as a promotions assistant on the
Please take the time to vote - it is your student
Since then, the
of her college
an amazing thing,” she says.
thought about not run-
ning this year, think of
up with the DSA.”
Doon Student Association
Coleman, a first-year student in the computer progranrmer analyst program, has been acclaimed to the position of vice-president of student atfairs after his
Coleman wants to see
better willi other
organizations ^ifliin the college.
atrhosphere for ,;eV«pyOtt^
said he decided to run
because he wtrs impressed with the organization and the events
held by this year's
For the past
Coleman has been employed
by parks and recreation as an adventure leader, which involves
was very impressed when want
to get involved
vice-president of education
(Photo by Melissa Dietrich)
supervisors as well as children •ind tlieir parents.
He was also impressed with the nsv. Luirent vice-president o‘‘
student affairs, Gerry Cleaves.
was very impressed with Gerry. 1 want to see if I can do as “I
(Photo hy Lisa Wilhelm)
— Page 7
students getting involved and
opponent dropped out of
are her issues
Rebecca Slaughter, a
College and wants to
involved in their education,” said
want them to someone here to
know that there is
vice-president of education (Photo by Melissa Dietrich)
on the board meetings
Conestoga, involves herself with activities
and events in the and said she volun-
teers her time for as
to represent students
activities as possible.
you can’t just come to college and do the academic part of it. You have to be able to experience the whole “I really believe
college experience,” she said.
Slaughter does not have a campaign slogan in mind, yet, but she said she and her people were sure to have one for the start of the campaign which was scheduled to begin on Jan. 29.
working are you on OSAP and going to
school, it is hard to only $600,” she said.
Harron serves as tative
general arts and
board of directors meetings for the
herself in as
as she can.
“I’m always informing students my program and all over the
OSAP is the regu-
happening through the
DSA,” she issues that she wishes
to address with
sure their voices are heard,”
One of the
difference for the school and the
said she decided to run because
to be- raised to at least
people running for this position, she enjoys being at Conestoga
one of two
of vice-president of education in the upcoming Doon Student
back against the ever changing the dealing with issues
education in the upcoming
student, is running for the position
student in the early childhood
general arts and science
Harron said she decided to run for the education position in particular because she thinks
part-time job. She
Harron said her campaign slogan will be: “Your issues are my issues.”
— SPOKE, Feb.
and spotlights crowd as the Canadian rap.
Maestro also did some of his newer rhymes including the No. 4 hit on the^ MuchMusic Top 30 Countdown, Stick to Your Vision,
flashed across the
Things and Symphony in Effect with his fresh, clear voice.
Maestro (Fresh Wes), sang to his loyal fans at Stages Nightclub in
gave a tremendous performance to
from his latest CD, Built to Last. The song, which is also his first release from his new album,
includes samples from the Guess
Kitchener, Jan. 28.
Maestro, featuring the screaming,
Who original. These Eyes.
speculation the rapper
DJ Legal “E”,
have had his day in the spot-
“People used to say he had Drop
dropped name, is
restarting his career with his
“This next joint
his determination to
appearance. Maestro showed a
music business for a long
definitely going to stick around
He’s done,” said Maestro, but as
he told the audience
Williams, was brilliant in his
performance, illustrating his love
Backbone Slide and Conducting Things.
the Needle, Let Your
Maestro, whose real
album. Built to Last, released in
he entered a rap
by the radio
later returned to
Maestro performs Kitchener.
He was perform
stopped loving his cheerM, party
Kitchener- Waterloo’s squeegee
English might sound bizarre breakfast
combination, but they are the
aliases of Kitchener- Waterloo’s two squeegee kids.
squeegee kids have acquired. don’t get
make about $30
eight-hour day washing
off our buckets but leaves the
antifreeze behind,” said 19-year-
Erb streets in Waterloo, “The most I have ever got (at one
ironic considering the reputation
makes money by cleaning wind-
stealing their buckets,
live at the
the crowd, stopping occasionally
dance with one of them. thanked the audience
to chat or
helped other rappers get their
Symphony in Effect earned Maestro two Junos, including Rap Recording of the Year and
support you’ve been giving me,”
for all the
Despite the sometimes serious
undertones, Maestro’s perform-
and released The Black Tie Affair, Maestro Zone and Naaah, Dis Kid
ultimately upbeat and gripping.
Be From Canada
ance was of the highest
He is definitely built to
English don’t do welfare, they do windows instead
By Judy Sankar and Elizabeth Sackrider
kids have a problem.
for a while
one young man.
autographs, he even mingled with
and signed a
may have been gone
to his fans
to sign five
copies in Canada.
platinum, selling over 200,000
agreed to distribute the label in
After Maestro did as promised
his riveting performance. Maestro
signed with Attic Records
(Photo by Eileen Diniz)
rock Kitchener just like a symphony,” Maestro said. “I’ll
Maestro also writes his own which are usually about something he enjoys. During the show. Maestro made
clapped and sang
night long to
for the fast,
aspect to them.
MC (Marlon Bruce)
and they formed The Vision Crew. The duo played around Toronto until 1987 when Maestro decided to go solo. In 1988 he adopted the name Maestro Fresh Wes and recorded. You Can’t Stop Us Now, an independent demo. He then released I’m Showin’ You, with DJ LTD. After adding his current manager, Farley Flex, Maestro released Let Your Backbone Slide.
upbeat sounds and cheerful
which occasionally have a serious
Built to Last.
the story of the ups and
downs he has encountered over
This earned him a record deal with the independent label
when he was
and was influenced by artists Grandmaster Flash. In 1983
all the single mothers in the house and everybody who was raised by a single mother in the house,” he
of Weber and
Since moving to Kitchener from
their expenses, however, the
July, the pair have found a place to live for the first time since they have been on the streets.
“Anything that was livable
live in,” said English.
is currently a motel were where the rent is $150 a week. They never make enough to cover
owner lets the pair do odd jobs help pay the rent. “Usually our rent English. “Every
petmy we make
we spend on rent.” They used to live in squats (old abandoned factories and houses) with other street kids. Home became any shelter they could find.
Instead of working
every day, the pair could be collecting social assistance but
refuse to let others
pay their way.
“We don’t want to be on welfare. It is for women and families that don’t have a place to live,” English
saying, “When you you should be doing something, not just hanging
According to Spam, there are four basic ways to survive on your own.
you have a job
are squeegeeing,” he said.
about an alarming
experienced while Toronto a couple of
have had a gun pointed
“Don’t go live on the streets because you think it is fun. I’ve
using his hand as a gun and holding his finger just inches from
come out on the streets and end up on cocaine,” said Spam.
his face. “I wasn’t
Spam and in the
middle of busy
intersections also has
MUCH ALCOHOL AS REGULAR
Living on the street
MODERATION. THIS BEER IS ALC. VOL. WHICH IS NEARLY TWICE AS
throw his weight into a car when he is about to be hit.
(Photo by Elizabeth Sackrider)
Spam and English go to work every morning equipped with buckets and squeegees, ready to temperatures
are either in school, living
off the government, or
Spam, a Squeegee kid, washes the window of a Dodge
game of dodge
my nose,” said English,
dreams. “If I could be anything, I would be a Supreme Court judge,” said
English. “I just think
with speeding vehicles.
“The worst was when somebody saw me squeegeeing and decided
to hit hit
Spam how to
a lot of times,” said
adding that he learned
going to argue
walked away.” Just like college and university students. Spam and English have I
have one outlook.
“You have do,” he said.
to just enjoy
STUDENT College pursues granting applied
Nursing by degrees
degrees for RNs
By Sarah Thomson
By Sarah Thomson Conestoga
applied degrees to
new registered nurses have
have a degree in 2005 as part of
new entry-to- practice standards. One of the main arguments President
78 per cent
he wanted students to realize the choices they have made to become diploma RNs does not have to change because the recommendations do not say that current students must said
“Competencies were needed because of the turbulent environment new nurses are
finding themselves in,” said Barb Milden,
team leader and research and program evaluation for the College of Nurses of Ontario. “There are fewer resources for new nurses.” Milden, speaking at a health sciences fac-
Seaberg said there
would not be possible said Jeffrey.
In regard to the educational training of nurses, Rivie Seaberg, a College of Nurses project leader for entry-to-practice standards, said they
were very specific in
using the term baccalaureate education
they allow’ only university graduates to be
instead of university education.
have to upgrade their
lab spaces and classrooms, wdrich cost
would the government more money, said
diploma graduate certainly possessed the knowledge and skills at a lower level of performance in each of the categories cited.”
said there are a couple of areas where
suggesting the province pilots
start with those
success on the provmcial
work or from the
exam and have
entena and standards, said
An estimated 80 per cent hold masters’ degrees, which they obtained as part-time students while working, and two faculty members have PhDs. Students should faculty
quite qualified, said Caspar.
HAS YOUR LOVE FOR
both community college
the standards to
Conestoga’s nursing program
ing shop because of the changes. Students
Another avenue for training degreeis a combination of college and universities courses. The College of Nurses wants colleges and universities to woii together to grant RNs dt^ibs,'Ih^| entry nurses
,'W(ni]d require that
Model when they model allows nurswhat they are doing to
level in the
Students currently taking the
course will take the
university value system is based
RN nursing education in 2002.
decision-making, clinical, technical
said Tibbits adding that getting articula-
agreements are a problem for
college ‘T think die easiest
us a crack at this,” he said.
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Competency changes include improved and expanded knowledge in leadership,
the year 3005
in the year
practice competencies will be introduced
pnde in the fact the lowest mark program is 88 per cent, he said. “We would be quite happy to have an till
2001 based on the current competencies.
articulation arrangement h\3t
creation of knowledSge. and they take
‘caH be woridng on this
reflective practice tell
agreements becau'ie of
will have to
decisions through the College of
upgrade or keep
may be less than
clash in value systems, said
Nurses of Ontario’s Quality Assurance
and willing,” said Tibbits There i.s an unwillingness artieulation
arrangements but history tmiverstties
petencies in the future.
register annually, said Jeffrey.
articulation agreeraemt with a uni-
what the government
because the competencies allow the frame-
colleges that have demonstrated student
individuals would have to expand their" knowledge base. She is confident in her faculty members, however, she said the vast majority of the faculty are very conscientious and acutely aware of the need for con-
80 per cent of the RN graduates entering the market were college trained, with 20 per cent coming from In the past,
Lois Caspar, chair of the nursing program,
and university programs and is understood mean a great deal of flexibility in how one crafts that program. This is possible
some professional development required for
represents a certain type of education.
be able to meet the demand for nurses if registered muses. Universities
isn’t in the universities future to
because of the situation.
the province will not
faculty, said Jeffery.
can carry on as they
require degree preparation. In the past, the
described feeling totally overwhelmed and
Curriculum will continue to be based on current competencies, and there may be
these competencies to be achieved at a
work with them, she
This college can produce top quality
and the ability to learn, said Tibbits. .Another argument the college has on its side is the impending musing .shortage expected by the year 2000. It isthe
a minority of univer-
work with college-based
their opinion colleges
“You don’t have to be a genius to understand that colleges and universities working in a collaborative effort to make educational programs that prepare a baccalaureate from entry to practice is
(Photo by Sarah Thomson)
of a person from a focus group that found herself in charge of a long-term care setting on her second day of practice. She
practitioners that haVc critical thinking
to partner with
in their areas of specialty. She said the majority of universities have the attitude that they did not go into nursing education
Rivie Seaberg explains the new RN competencies to Health Sciences
on whether th<^ got a 92 in philosophy and 95 in bio-chemistry. They are beit^ evaluated on how well they can do the job,” said Tibbits.
ulty meeting on. Jan. 25, related the story
colleges so both institutions could educate
students discussing the
four- or five-year degree at the University
education and electronic technology are also viable options, she said.
dean of health sciences, sent a
of Western Ontario, but the Conestoga program content would be modified and the college would add a year or two to the length of the program. ‘^Wc are talking about a degree in a vocational area, which ultimately means
goodwill within the system for colleges and find partners. Distance
Tibbits said the college is not pretending
college in Chitario. Colleges already grant
of view from her research She has a sense there is enough
would be the first time such powers would be given to a community applied degrees in Alberta and British
the year 2005.
by the Ontario College of Nurses on Dec. 10, are based on a combination of two competancy projects including one at the national level and one done by the Ontario College of Nurses involving key impact interviews and focus
rating to provide nursing, Seaberg offered
medical/surgical acute-care centres has had on the nursing industry over the last five to
provincial average, of both university
If the minister agrees to Conestoga’s
as entry into practice
— Page 9
know how we are going to do it.” As for colleges and universities
will require a baccalaureate
Both projects assessed the impact that the shift to community care and to hospitals as
Conestoga’s graduates have a 98 per cent pass rate on the national while the
said Jeffery. “We would like to continue to provide nursing at Conestoga, but I don’t
Registered Nursing students should not be alarmed by the changes to RN entry compe-
pursing the Ministries of Health and Education to allow the college to grant
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LIFE Don’t be fooled,
to collect $2,000
I %41 1 iCr R R 1 Bhv '•mr
Barbara Kraler. a
coun.sellor at student services.
by the Conestoga
College community ^cok and
years and longtime Conc'^toga
multiple sclerosis last year
|| Recently, she Liecided to tiikc
sick leave to try
a new drug
Nominate a candidate
response has been so good
“Feeble have been generous with their donations, but even
many peoplti college tommumty
community everybody knew"
services administrator foi
General arts and science, health option student Neil Vandenberg is doing his biology' assignment in the college’s learning resource centre on Jan, 31. Vandenberg Is using his current program as a footstool to get into the paramedics program
“She was the kind of person
has a Jot to do witli Nicholas and her fncndly and outgoing
personal computer for
for distinguished teacher
donations too” savs Kralei
“She was the kind person
fSarhani Kruler, stuJ( fU sii\u fi coun.\i‘Uor
a computer will be
colleagues to collect $2,000 to
will .also help Iter to
of people were coming
hope we can that
and Myrna would
don’t have a computer
not going to that.'”
look up information about
her health concerns
sense of It
enough money to pui chase the computer will be raised by the end of February'. computer will be The presenteil to Nicholas at a reception
major North American conference in Austin, Texas, at the National
helpful in lessening Nicholas’s
This prompted a few of her
By Carly Benjamin
Nominations are being accepted
up with her computer
Winners of the award receive $800 in professional development
must be a
the award, the teacher
four people, consisting of at least
one current faculty member and
Bruce Bjorkquist was the first recipient of the Audrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award.
two current or former students. Support staff and managers are also allowed to be a part of the
The structure for the committee and the criteria for the award were created by college faculty with support from senior management, the faculty union and Aubrey Hagar. Hagar was an administrator with
professionalism, leadership in the
7 years before he
chair of the this
must also show excellence as an ambassador for the college. Prof. all
focuses on innovative teaching skills at
of the award
nominees show excellence in the following categories: competence
was from my colleagues.” He said it was an affirmation of his work and efforts and that was rewarding. At the time Bjorkquist won the award he taught introduction Bjorkquist. “Because
and two electives, quest for meaning and ethics at the sociology,
Doon campus After
Bjorkquist was invited to attend a V
dynamics, which he
now, was part of the reason he
Aubrey Hagar award. The course explores group work and was initially taught to nursing
This year the course
being taught to
recreation and leadership students.
Bjorkquist said he this
he designed. Since
Bjorkquist said he has continued to
do what he always has but
on the board of governors for
Association in Perth County.
couple of times throughout
the year he also helps to train
telephone counsellors at the Perth
County telephone Bjorkquist
framework of a recipient of the
interpersonal and group
Bruce Bjorkquist exhibited
of these qualities and was the
and concern for and
and director of strategic planning.
up today at DSA Office.
promotion of quality
of academic and college planning
Candidates for the award must
be nominated by a
also valuable to attend the
conference and meet various high
In order to be considered for
over North America, said
Conestoga College coat of arms.
While it was great to win the award and receive recognition, it
college professional development
large conference that
designed liripipe and a framed
retired in 1986.
brought together college teachers
the college for
(Photo by Carly Benjamin)
By Janet Wakutz
supposed to be,
Preschoolers at the Elmira Child
to semester three
songs, stories and puzzles, to help them get dressed for outdoors and
students the experience to get to
to share herself with them.
Laura Bosman, of Drayton, a
comfortable with children as she confident about her choice in
college programs. She
appears at ease whether she
of Her own.
She may operate a
looking forward to
day care for the rest of
“The reason I came to ECE is I’m good with kids and I go with
said the second-semester student.
said she was at peace because she knew the program
Bosman said her desire, from a young age, has been to be a wife and mother and she has always been involved with children’s programs at church. Having children of her own is
Getting into the program did not worry the ECE student who
right for her.
LASA By Jeanette
involved in a seripm relationship.
people, says Lichty.
being a stay-at-home
preparation for activities she plans
use day care for their it’s
important to raise her ovra kids.
because they want what’s best for their kids but said parents should
for her placement doesn’t bother her.
In fact, she said
have her activity plans
Bosman said she respects parents
their children as
likes all aspects
program and says even the amount of plarming and paperwork in
children, she said, she thinks
own mother was.
with a flashlight, a cellphone and a radio, two Conestoga College students have recently taken to the streets to deter crime
downtown Kitchener. Michelle Hogeveen and Jeremy Lichty, in
law and security admin-
to gain awareness of
way of looking
notice things like
you wouldn’t you do when
improve the program. Two days a for placement are not enough. She would rather do a six-
week placement with tact for
fingertips so she doesn’t have to
days a week
on her memory. During her day-care placements last semester and now, Bosman
irregular for the children, she said.
said she gets to
“I recommend the program to anyone who is looking into doing anything with kids,” Bosman said.
from the organization,
For Hogeveen and Lichty, their
community involvement is two-way street. They
experience and the community benefits
more eyes and
there,” she says.
are tied up at
then we’re their eyes and ears.”
cars. Only one of the marked with the COP logo,
ears for police officers in the 1st
way to prevent
lurking around the
“Driving by slowly makes the offenders feel guilty
leery,” says Lichty.
are mostly out to deter prostitutes,
drug dealers and drinking and
driving around the city in one of
police that acts as extra eyes and
the offenders feel guilty
more and more towards community involveforce.
but both students agreed, even
makes sense because people into police work are
new philosophy of
ing in the area).”
group of volunteers under the direction of the Waterloo regional
involved in the community,” says
Hartley. “It goes along with the
Susan Hartley, of the
(and you can hear what’s happen-
Lichty spend most of their time
The community organization
you’ve got the police radio there
students, are policing Kitchener’s core as part of the Citizens On Patrol (COP)
Staff at the centre
welcome the first day by including her and remembering why she was
students police downtown Kitchener
Care Centre are drawn to. In a quiet corner they share puzzles and friendship. Facing the camera are Shelby Hakkers, age 2 1/2, (left) and Jill Refect, 2 1/2, (right) (photo by Janet Wakutz) She hopes her future includes
a right to be here.”
From the first day, “OK, I’m acceptthey know me and I have
she told herself,
Bosman said she plans to work at
a day-care centre until she has kids
was helping othftrs. “You get attached,” she said. “You want to be a part of it.” Her experience in Elmira has
experiences and build on what you like,”
had problems around
she became a constant figure at
with them while experiencing a variety of curricula.
day care for him, he got over it. By the end of her placement, the child
love children of differ-
The 19-year-old knows her
said placements give
ent temperaments and
separating from his parents, but as
she describes as
helping to supervise activities or helping children climb the steps to
— Page 11
connected to them.
Mondays and Tuesdays when a special friend comes to share
purpose clear to ECE student
Should the pair ever spot trouble, they are not to have contact with
anyone committing a criminal
Instead they report the activity to their
After one night on the job, both Hogeveen and Lichty said they are
experience in their “It’s
hands-on chosen field.
Hogeveen and Lichty
a 40-hour volunteer requirement
never heard the police over the
good experience,” says Hogeveen. Being able to
listen to the police radio enables
police foundations program, has
volmiteers in the program wanting
radio, that’s a
a career in policing to
familiar with police l in go,
the first year the course,
The experience volunteers
community and social-services is a good way for students
Thursday, February 18 Due to the low water level of the pond, the event will take a different twist this year. If you are daring to plunge... details are available at the DSA Office. Funds raised wiil be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Feb. 8, 1999
Guard kept busy as campus troubleshooter By Wayne
hours a day, he says these thieves
are difficult to nab,
Trouble has a way of finding
Coping daily with students’ problems might frustrate some “ people, but Cliff says he enjoys
someone must have
via a two-way
locks and emptying
gets time to
Each one normally
yields an arm-
one day. Although security patrols the campus 24 in
Getting the cars towed
resort because security often gets
stuck with the Cliff
he says. In
almost willing to
myself,” he says with
a grin. says he could ticket most of
the vehicles at this
and probably 75 every other day, if he wanted to. The college’s security staff, howalone,
ever, doesn’t consider this their
He opens two
but doesn’t get to the third one on
not conunon,” says Cliff,
load of items he lugs back to the
There could be no incidents for a
Cliff says. “It’s mostly outsiders.”
incident involved the break-in of
“Students are smarter than that,”
radio and he seldom gets a chance
or a broken thermostat, he laughs,
vehicles parked in
and is rows of a two-row lot.
lunch during weekdays.
slow but there’s barely time for
with several others. CHff shakes
with a smile. “I like the students
student needs help in parking lot
insurance companies. Sundays are
doing nothing,” he says, “but, here, there’s always a lot to do and
“I like the people here,”
thieves, however, is just
part- of the job. Cliff says
simple, just sitting around and
vehicles and the
of the parking
he goes looking for it when mciking his rounds as one
Apparently, a student has
locked her keys in her car and Cliff grabs a slim jim
to the parking lot to assist her.
two minutes she’s driving away with a grateful smile. The third locker stays on the
such as non-smoking must be enforced, they are mainly there to
service to students.
“We’re here for them,” Cliff says.
While the lot
who parked in
10 are being paged, he trots off
looking for more trouble.
American dream turns bloody By Ken Groulx
known for his low-budget Evil Dead trilogy, treads fi’esh, new waters with A Simple Plan. His faithful screen adaptation of Scott Smith’s best-selling novel ’
a meticulously crafted
moral disintegration that ranks as one of the finest efforts of the new temptation
story unfolds as
Paxton) and his older brother
accidentally uncover a crashed
keeping the hollow
godsend is drug money that no one will miss, but agree to hang on to the cash for a year and bum should suspicion
tmst and scruples degenerate as they in
own web of
Corrupted notions of by paranoia and irrationality, the trio
Simple Plan takes a simple
scenario and creates a fnghtening
depths of one’s moral
reminiscent of Joel and Ethan
Coen’s Fargo. In
measmes they will go
moral individual. Paxton delivers
and a stylized film
believe that you’re capable of
Sarah, (Bridget Fonda) Hank’s
pregnant wife, sees the
doing what you’ve done.”
an escape avenue from their doldrum existence. Blinded by greed even their plan as
enhanced by Darmy Elfinan’s ominous soimdtrack, Raimi has mastered a
harrowing character study into
cold and calculated
her husband’s moral
unease, she offers a fnghtening inspiration,
the descent of one’s fibre.
A Simple Plan is laden with
twisted rationality and deception.
they never realized to keep their
performance since One False Move as Hank, a well-liked
and a treasure trove of over $4 million in $100 bills.
ever feel evil?
even the most seemingly
turn to dark parts of themselves
seduction of easy wealth and the
investigation, the three discover a
to suggest they turn
are brought into
a Conestoga security guard, helps Shadina White, student, get into her car on Jan. 29. White locked
cloaks himself under a veil of
false consolation, but
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deeper sense of humility and
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but of merely re-acquiring his parents failed farmhouse. Yet, his
own examination of
Bob Thorton co-stars wit Simple Plan.
Paxton and Bridget Fonda
dilemma he and
his brother face
as he questions, “Hank,
SPOKE, Feb, g, 1999
ENTERTAINMENT Japanese animation fan ciub at
— Page 13
CTRL-A presents marathon anime shows By Brent Ciouthier Japanese animation, or anime, has enjoyed five decades of great success in Japan, but has reached only cult status in North America.
The Club That Really Likes Anime (CTRL-A) would like that
founded at the University of Waterloo in 1993, was designed not only for fans of the genre, but moreso for those unfamiliar with the highly-stylized form of animation.
present a marathon eight-hour sitting of anime on the
over 250 people, are quick to educate neophyte fans and are more than happy to do so.
UW TV stations that picked up anime
also a club website at www.ctrl-a.org.
Friday of every
in addition to
engineering graduate from and a former executive member of CRTL-A, is well versed in the history of anime.
in the west coast
Asian got some help from the
Battle of the Planets and Astroboy, for example, and titles like
dubbed them. I’m certain that all of us have seen it at some point.”
a powerful cntertain-
“All of a sudden,
animated film in Japan," says Joseph Chen, a former executive
marketing guys, saying, 'This is not what wc make here ’ It’s undoubtedly the
influence of animators,
would be more acceptable to
a world of
explains that Disney
Mononoke through Miramax because the film’s content may
never did before and it’s been successful because it’s a good
of the Hill would never have been made if The Simpsons didn't take, otf, BeavLs and liutthead, too.” Chen says anime, wildly
Disney doesn’t look at the opportunity to do exciting action films, for example. Disney has always known that
popular in Japan for nearly five decades, lias been slow' to catch on III North Aina ica becaiLsc of
and discard niches they don't
they can't afford to
associated with animation. “1 love the way tliat animation
Disney video, as triumph for
to the ages of five to 12.
Japanese also cements
audiences, they have stories for
iwcritysomi things thev hav e storio>. for adults,' explains the clcclrii.il-
“One of the largest entertainment companies in the
world has decided that it’s time to bring over a piece of Japanese filmmaking that also happens to be animated," he
enginocring graduate “iVoplc here are really unwilling to accept that a story can be told
says with a smile.
from the bonds of conventional
with the advent of
filmmaking.” Zaryski says there are
now over a
companies who buy the rights from the Jap'anese
member of CTRL-A
target audience, the film
written for adults.”
American consumption. “It’s
“Animation in general is now being written for a more adult audience, like The Prince of Egypt. Even if they weren’t the
the anime and package
also possible to get the laser
from Japan and,
Japanese, subtitle it yourself,” he says with a laugh. “A lot of those companies were started by fans.”
All you need is a computer and a couple hundred dollars of video
What’s on around town By Ken Gray lx
are available for Ashley and his frenetic fiddle .
every Friday, the best 'music and of the 1980s... Energy
In and around town this week. .Attention original artists! Boo Radleys’ is soliciting entrants for its third annual battle of the bands. Entrants must attend an information session Feb. 21 at 3
couch potatoes, the 1983 baby-boomer film The Big Chill is being re-released on home video for a
your thing. The
swing legends Benny Goodman, Tony Dorsey and Glen Miller every Friday at the Black
support local talent, the newly renovated Walper Pub pres-
Macisaac for his show Centre
edition, featuring deleted scenes,
interviews and a digitally
. . .
Lyne’s controversial remake of Lolita (starring Jeremy Irons and
you long for the days of Miami Vice, Madonna and John Hughes movies. Club Abstract presents an ’80s Retro
Dance Party comes to Lulu’s Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring
ThursdaySaturday until Feb. 13... Cowgirls continues its run at the Waterloo Stage Theatre until Feb. 20... The Flora Community Theatre will feature
Streetcar 12-14 and
Feb. 18-20... The
Community Arts Centre
Theatre on the Edge, a comedy improv, Thursday evenings at 8 p.m... Have fun.
Mel Brown Homewreckers
jam Wednesday nights at The Flying Dog... Sandy MacDonald and Aaron Solomon get celtic at
Irish pub Thursday Nonie Crete plays Sunday and Wednesday... The Duke of
Wellington also has a celtic
Wednesday nights; Ernie Lyons can be seen Friday and Saturday... The Bombshelter at
of continues its new Indie Thursdays with Sue Alexain and Liz Sayaflanos Feb.ll...Blackfly nights;
North of The
Princess Mononoke, as well as numerous others directly to
of the in the North American a
plays the Circus
be too touchy for Disney to its name. “Even though the Disney
good," he says of the popular animated Fox show. “It got people to watch animation that
pcc'plc can idenlilv
the idea that
vTOuld have been crossed out by i
13. ..If swing’s
have been unheard of HI years ago.”
doesn’t limit the type of story that told. You’re really free
Wilcox brings his Hypnotizing Boogie to Lulu’s Feb.
audiences. “The, Simpsons did
subtle stuff like the
another way of telling a Not all anime is Astroboy or Sailor Moon. You can tell sci-fi, you can tell dramas, you can tell romances. Anime “Its just
you had a way
of the more recent animation
the cartoon stigma is a hindrance to anime’s popularity.
Concert, movie, theatre listings
anime, a styhzcd form of Japanese animimation, has become a more' acceptable form of filmmakmg by North American that
Hunchback nj Notre Hami''' he of tlie cliaracter’s cruel and
Really Likes Anime (CRT! -A) at the University of Waterloo “It*s being teleased here some time in the summer by Miiamax, which i'> a siibsidurv
company of Disney.” Chen sees Disney’s
scene witli the
move away from some
Chen echoes Zaryski ’s opinion that
of really exposing the animation from Japan.” Karl Zaryski, although a second-year computer-programming student at Conestoga
point.s to tJic intelligence
Zaryski sees a
anime’s widespread acceptance as
of animated shows like The Simpsons and The .Inimaniacs as good exampJc.s of more mature audiences gravitating tt^ards the genre. | “If we track the sort of sttates told by Disney, tor example 'lliey’vc gone from the very
The gemc won't slay small maikct for long. Disney has set its sights on
Chen says, because of a computer’s ability to play video footage and download
menl company such as Disney divides to associate itself with ^ small market genre, you can brt
that mindset, however, with
nications officer for
Disney’s eye By Brent Ciouthier
wdth the advent of the computer,
market is that, historically, a lot of animation has been reserved for kids,” he explains. “There’s only been a handful of titles produced here for an older crowd.”
Monday nights. .White Courtesy Phone can be seen at the Fox and .
Pheasant Saturday and Sunday... Shawn Kellerman, backed by the Soul Providers play
at the Huether Hotel Thursday evenings... Wilf’s Pub presents an open mike with Craig Cardiff Sundays... The Varsity Club features Derek Hines every Saturday... If you haven’t been to The Loo, the Waterstreet Blues Band is reason enough to check it
are scarce, but a second show has been added for
— SPOKE, Feb.
Women’s soccer team By
settles for a tie
during the match.
“We Preoccupied with an upcoming tournament in Kingston, the Condors women’s soccer team settled for a 2-2 tie with Waterloo Region’s Nights during league play on Jan. 26. Assistant coach Sanjeeve Dhanapala said his team was focused on the trip to Kingston and not the game at hand. “There was a lot of conversation on the bench regarding when we’re leaving and who’s driving,” said Dhanapala. “That just told me that their minds weren’t really into the game.” The Nights also played well
goalkeeper. Melanson played aggressively for the Condors, scor(Photo by Charles Kuepfer) ing both goals.
Dhanapala. “We to rough it
lead at the half but Alisha
early into the first half
Groot capitalized on a chance in fi’ont of the goal shortly into the second half, netting her second of
on a goal Melanson. But the Nights fought back to tie the match with Alisha Groot slipping one by goalkeeper Stephanie
DenHatm. The action went back and
throughout the half, with excellent control displayed by the
DenHaim the scoring
lead for Condors.
The Condors maintained
The Condors opened
was her first week
her second goal, blasting a shot by the Nights goalie to regain the
Condors. They also took advantage of the walls, sending balls careening dangerously in front of the Nights’ net.
after resting a
Karen Melanson struck again
weren’t in the
with a foot injury.
than blasts another shot at the Nights
defensively, another reason for the
“The other team played tougher
The Condors’ Karen Melanson
kept her team on track out direction to them
for the Nights.
Chances were limited for most of the second half but Ang Papazotos had the best chance for the Condors, hammering a shot off the outside of the post. The Condors see their next action on Tuesday Feb. 9 against the league-leading Conestoga College Alumni. The Alumni are undefeated this season and have scored an incredible 81 goals while allowing only eight. They lead the Condors by two points.
College to host hockey championships By Rob Himburg
national tournament will con-
of three teams. The Conestoga Condors gain entry as the host team, while the wiimer of the Ontario sist
Conestoga College will host the 1998-1999 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association men’s provincial and national hockey championships in March. The college received word from the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association in May 1998 that they would be hosting the Canadian championships on the weekend of
then it’s green. It is
hard to keep up with NBA player Dennis Rodman, who not only changes
as often as his hair
been a hot topic of debate since he was first suspended from the Pistons in 1992. Rodman has had a colourful career, making him a focus of media coverage over the past six colour, but has
Alberta Conference ran witii the
Christmas,”' she said. “Attendance
tournament for almost 20 years straight,” she said. “The teams from out there are very disciplined and
not work with two teams.
represent the Alberta
Conference won’t be the
because their season runs longer
“I never really thought about that
problem until I saw the way the guys were playing and how good our chances are of making it,” said Diane Santos, media relations representative for athletics and recre-
game seriously, especially at
the national level.”
Two games will be played each d^
at the Friday night and Saturday afternoon games than the
Wednesday night games,” she
not bad, but
could use some more student
support,” said Santos.
The Condors have four games
playing fourth and second
remaining in their regular season
at the provincial first place
playing third to determine the teams
home and two
a yo-yo reinstated. In total,
also very familiar
with fines. In 1993, Rodman was fined $7,500 for headbutting; in 1994, he was fined $10,000 for verbally abusing ref-
divorced. His hair
because the roxmd-robin system wih
is hoping for some good crowds for the tournaments and the remaining regular season
Santos says she
represent the Ontario conference. third
ation at the recreation centre.
team won the nationals was the 1996-97 season when the Cambrian Golden Shields took the title. “Prior to that, the team from the
provincial championships, the sec-
has been suspended for more than 26 games. This guy should be sent for a course in anger
Condors win the
ond place promoted
Santos said the last time an Ontario
Colleges Athletic Association tour-
ing, he’s not
player after all the countless suspensions, fines and weird behavior he has become known for, but the fans love him. Let’s talk about suspensions.
Twice in Rodman’s career, he has been suspended indefinitely. The first time on Nov. 2 1992, for throwing a bag of ice at coach Bob Hill and an official after he was given his second technical in an exhibition game. Not something to get that upset
again fined for head-butting but this time the charge was $20,000 and in 1997, he was fined
$50,000 for his offensive statements concerning the Mormon population in Salt Lake City. Despite all this, Rodman still has loyal fans. I wonder if people like him because of his ability or because of his off-the-wall style and crazy reactions to regular occurrences in basketball. He seems to have the knack of getting noticed, whether it be dressed in a wedding gown at a book signing or being accused of grabbing the breasts of women. I think Rodman says it best himself in the title of his autobiography Bad As I Wanna Be. He is just that and will con-
1997, when he kicked a TV photographer standing at courtside. Both times, Rodman
Tuesday, February 16
8:00 pm , The Sanctuary _
$3 students $6 guests purchase tickets at the door
tinue to behave like this just as
long as the
reinstate him, allow
The second time was
erees and failing to leave the court; in 1996, he was once
one day and change his mind the next and as long as the fans continue to love him, as weird as he
SPORTS Early lead squandered
Condors’ wings clipped by Redeemer Royals
SPOKE, Feb. 8, 1999
Less money means fewer sports teams By Brian Smiley
lead the world in
launches, but the
both teams came out trying
Conestoga appeared to be a
more pumped and jumped to an early 13-point lead, led by centre last
Conestoga trying a
some momentum. guys
together in awhile, so they just started forcing
While Upshaw said he likes the team to make three or four passes before
Condors continually made one pass and then shot.
the final buzzer sounded,
Conestoga was on the short en4
by 13. Brian Hibbs finished with 22 points for the Condors while Tim Streit added 17. Redeemer was led by Paul Voortman, an OCAA losing
Bryan Ferreira, a
185-pound guard for the Condors, said the team was just beaten up and down
While Conestoga was within points with under five minutes to play, that was as close
the court.just lazy, not getting
"The Alumni are currently in place in ttie women’s indoor soccer league and kept that
position after their 16-1
win over 26 at the
know why Conestoga
recreation centre. ,
The Aiumoi have
die Condors record of most goals scored in one game, vihieh previously stood
Alumni with an amazing four goals Amy UmwcII. Amy Olson
brings to the
lacking in academics, he said.
simply that they want to
play a certain sport,” James said.
always willing to listen
have the funding,” he
“Conestoga has a
return to the
new program. The
“The students know they
In the early ’90s a decision
made to stick with the sports that have proved to bring the biggest
said to them that them half way.”
could handle.” Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. against the
The Alumni play
4:30 p.m. 3RD VS. 4TH
Wednesday February strong team
was evident at halftime when score was 10-1, that the Alumni were dominating the game. But the girls continued to play as a team with Heroux and Ford
Amanda Kesselring played
way we’re (Alumni)
5:30 p.m. VS. 4TH (if needed)
so in the second half
out for a change. “Either
4:30 p.m. 2ND VS. 5TH
Tuesday February 9
who organized the team.
Information Not Available
All-stars at the recreation centre.
can’t help is the ftmding.
and athletic ability,” he said. “They gave us everything we
Students do not choose other
But Redeemer’s coach, Moses Silva, said that even though his team came out on top, the Condors have a lot of talent and were a handful.
five players dressed to play.
Although James said Conestoga missing out on student and marketing opportunities, he was quick to point out that academically the college is
contact, if they are interested in
communicate well with one another and show great skill in passing and controlling the
those sports are offset by alumni
Heroux each scored once Keating
omselves,” he said.
Most programs don’t get off the ground because the college doesn’t have enough money in their budget to support any more
substitutions since they only
Chantelle Nadeau and Andrea for the
because the costs of operating
always on the ball
who want them
don’t get to play together enough,”
and .Ioanna Mills each scored a hat trick. Marlene Ford.
will look to those colleges first,
Alumni torch Burn’s Howff 16-1 first
because they offer the varsity sport their child wishes to play. “We’re missing out on a lot of
Higher profile sports provide a
Women's soccer team sets record
By Lindsay Gibson
The Condors see action next on
Ferreira said part of the team’s is
opportunities because their
and meet them half of facilities, scheduling and being their main
complement one another. “We have good players, we
back on defence.”
which have more varthan Conestoga are getting many more marketing
James said that when he is approached by students who want
“Right now, financially,
and how they
said that the top colleges in
teams, he said. other’s
college read about the schools and
still believes the school missing out on opportunities.
women’s basketball, rugby, badminton and cross-country
James has been by students
scheduling, benefit to students
and men’s hockey. James said although these sports meet the four criteria for the softball
The second half started out the same as the end of the first, with
program, four elements are taken
Condor forward Tim Streit lays in an easy basket as Redeemer Royals’ Paul Voortman looks on. Voortman led the Royals with 27 points as they defeated Conestoga 93-80. (Photo by Brian smiiey)
James said. The four sports are women’s and men’s soccer, women’s
we donT have
and the return
At the end of the half, the Condors trailed by four, 44-40. Conestoga coach Terry Upshaw said his team let Redeemer gain control of the game because they didn’t make plays. “We let them get back into the game because we didn’t ran any
major sports have been successful for us,”
doesn’t have a sport or want to try
Conestoga turned the ball over more than a dozen times, which helped Redeemer get back in the
enquiring about men’s fastball,
Brian Hibbs’ 18 first-half points.
But the lead didn’t
exhibition match, since Conestoga
not playing in the
While the game was just an is
“There was a decision made to stay with the four
formula of a successful program,
outlaunched the Condors 93-80.
attempts from three-point land,
students measured by support and
the five starting players were from
recreation centre the
basketball program, four out of
program doesn’t have an5dhing on the Conestoga Condors’ and
according to Ian James,
college offers only four varsity
return to the college in terms of financial return
By Brian Smiley
— Page 15
— SPOKE, Feb.
Condors hold on
for victory over Vipers for the first time in the
By Charies Kuepfer
Dan The Condors continued at
The Condors regained with two quick goals
Colleges Athletic Association’s
winner a mere 65 seconds later. The third period was dominated
by penalties and the Vipers blew a
home game. They blowing
through the second period. They
netted what proved to be the
the Boreal Vipers on their Jan.
late in the
game before Andrew
escaping with a 4-3 victory over
period. Sheldon Mustard tied the
top corner of the net.
a playoff berth in the Ontario
a six-minute power
play.Popp closed up shop for
minutes in penalties and surviving
Viper scorers and the Condors
a six-minute penalty early in the
held on for their fourth win in
their last five
The Condors were bailed out by goaltender Phil Popp who made some key saves and picked up his first win of the season. “Phil kept us in it,” said Condor coach Ken Galemo, who quickly any
Assistant captain, Mike Traynor, fires a shot at the Viper goaltender. The Viper goaltender was busy, (Photo by Charles Kuepfer) 58 shots.
Despite the win. Condor coach
an asset to have a
two-goalie system where he can
put in his backup and he’ll
The win was big
been having a tough time but I guess I’m pumped up
in the country level,
manage to play
at their level,” said
Conestoga up 2-0
rebound past Viper goalie Eric
The Vipers managed to cut into on a power-play goal, but
Viper goaltender Eric Drapeau early and often. Ryan Martin got the
Galemo was delighted with the two points, but said his team
Condors on the board just before the midway point of the first
the second period and tied the
lacked in the discipline depart-
to a level that is a
lower than what
trailed 2-1 at the
OPEN TO ALL FULL TIME, PART TIME AND SESSIONAL TEACHERS, COUNSELLORS, OR LIBRARIANS EMPLOYED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, CONESTOGA COLLEGE.
The Condors outshot
58-28 despite failing to register a play opportunity.
play of the team, especially in taking advan-
The most*' creative goal, however, came when Condor Dan Mihelic took the rebound and deposited it past the Cabana keeper before he had a chance to react. Also netting goals for the Condors in the first
tage of the extra-player advantage the Cabana
late in the
played really well,” he said. “They’re
the top team in the league. Their penalties solidified the
half were Zlatko Lokosejak and Paul
McQuade. Replying were Andy
Carlos Alegre and
AUGUST 31, 2002.
The second half took a turn for the worse for Cabana team as they played a little more zealously which ended up costing them a chance at tying, or possibly the league-leading
of reference for
these elected internal
Governors. Nomination forms
appointed members of the Board of will
be posted on February
also be available
the office of the Secretary-
winning the game.
With about six minutes left in the second Condors took the lead 4-3 on a goal by Lou Capara. Shortly after the goal, Cabana player Joey Ferraro got a blue card and was sent off for two minutes. About 30 seconds half, the
Treasurer of the Board. (Kevin Mullan).
Closing date for nominations:
before Lists of
be posted on campus
received a blue card for another
upgraded to a yellow card for an unsports-
ELECTION DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL
manlike display towards the referee, forcing him off for four minutes. Seconds before
couldn’t do anything.”
The Condors men’s indoor soccer team used Cabatm Boys' to their advantage by defeating the Iirstplace"^‘ said his team played well, although they lacked the mental game early on. team on Jan. 28 at the recreation centre, “A lot of the guys were late for the game,” The fast-paced game took place in front of a said. “Yqn cannot mentally prepare for a backhe were treated to a crowd of 30 fans who game when you arrive that late.” !^and-forth battle in the first half. This reckless He was, however, impressed by the overall style led to a combined total of six goals in
of an errant shot off the wall
six-minute power play.
Condors scaled their victory on a goal by Andre Pereira, making the final score 5-3. Condor assistant coach Sanjeeve Dhanapala
the over-aggressive play of the
the top lines,
and they ran out of steam,” said Bedard. “We had our chance
shot on goal on their first power-
took the lead
was going with
By Rob Himburg
over five minutes later they
time of his third
Soccer team kicks Cabana butt
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end of the
The Vipers came out
but Bedard limited the playing
Galemo. The Condors
ONE PERSON IS TO BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CONESTOGA COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF GOVERNORS FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING TWO.
The Vipers dressed
Less than two minutes later, Sean Murray scored to put
BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION NOTICE
handed because some of his players’ marks weren’t up, which meant they couldn’t be a part of
control in the Vipers’ zone.
play a sixth or sev-
“I’m happy with the results but performance,” said the not
can play the top team
enth place team and
getting his confidence
keep them in the game.
Bedard, said he was playing short-
now,” said Popp.
by Anthony Gignac controversy
Condor forward Andre Pereira scores a goal as the Cabanas look on. (Photo by