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Viruses not of

concern By Anna The

Sajfert

and domestic

international

hackers’

trend

of transmitting

computer viruses through e-mail systems does not worry Conestoga’s computer services. Although the recent outbreak of Y2K-disguised viruses, such as Bubbleboy, Prillisa and

W95. Babylonia have not yet attacked Doon campus’s computer labs, a Windows 95 macro Nothing To Lose, was

virus, titled

found on the computers in

2A220

in

Room

mid-November.

“We’re not concerned unless

malicious.

it’s

Then we’d be

worried.” John Duvall,

technical support specialist

“Macro

such as the

viruses,

Nothing to Lose

virus, are usually

not destructive, but a nuisance,” said

John Duvall, a technical sup-

College

in

limbo

port specialist with Conestoga’s

computer

Policy statements

services.

The Norton Virus Scan program cleans up non-destructive viruses,

ByTannis Fenton

said Duvall.

“We’re not concerned unless malicious, meaning

it’s

comes back

it

within a few hours,” he said.

Duvall said his previous workan employee

fire

because he kept e-mailing a malicious virus to his co-workers in the

management department.

Conestoga’s Internet

computers a

firewalls,

mechanism access to a

that site

have

security

allows limited

from the

Internet,

which allow approved traffic in and out. It allows the user to select the services appropriate to his or

her business needs, while barring

pracat

tournament

others that

may have

significant

security holes.

Files

stored

on Conestoga’s

servers are updated about twice a

week and s!sMHa8R

if

a

new

virus appears,

Symantec’s Norton

Utilities,

a

maintenance software for PCs,

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creates a signature

file,

protecting

computers from the attack, said

Kevin MacIntyre, a technical support specialist with Conestoga’s

Y2K was minor annoyance

computer

services.

“Unfortunately, the viruses are

always one step ahead,” said Duvall.

lining

how

to

make baccalaure-

ate

degree

collaborations

awaiting the

between universities and col-

provincial government that will

“To run a collaborative program, you need to know what the parametres are,” said Gaspar. Although the government has many big topics to review, Gaspar said she knows the nursing policies are being looked at

policy finalize

“Then, we’d be worried.” place had to

Conestoga College

create partnership

will

a

is

from

statements

collaboration

agree-

ment with McMaster University and Mohawk College in Hamilton.

Conestoga College, McMaster University and Mohawk College have a preliminary agreement to collaboratively provide baccalaureate entry-to-practice edu-

which is the basic training needed to become a registered nurse (RN), and continuing cation,

nursing education, said Lois Gaspar, chair of Conestoga College nursing programs. “At this point in time what we have is an agreement in principle,” she said. “A final agreement, which we don’t have yet, is pending on policy statements from the government regarding baccalaureate entry-to-practice.”

The policy

Gaspar said she receive soon,

which hoping to

statements, will

is

such education

define

as nursing admissions and funding. An implementation committee, which was formed during the spring of 1999, submitted a report to the provincial government at the end of July 1999 out-

areas

leges work.

very seriously.

what we an agreement

“At this point

have

is

Humber College Brown

in

Etobicoke,

George

College in Toronto and Centennial College in Scarborough. These collaborations follow

recommendations passed, last year by the College of Nurses of Ontario that state all nursing graduates must have a baccalaureate degree by 2005 to write the registration exams. “This (requirement) is what we’re working towards,” said Gaspar.

Changes

in health care,

which

has advanced so much, sparked in principle.”

the college’s recommendations,

Lois Gaspar, chair of nursing

she added.

“The acuity

of clients

patients in hospitals

“The longer it takes to get some word from the government shortens the time frames the colleges and universities have to resolve some of the definitive

issues,” she said.

The

college

is

hoping

to

begin

program with the September 2001 class, providing the government announces the policy statements, said Gaspar, who added no definthe collaborative

itive decisions

can be made until

then.

This collaboration

is

similar to

one being developed among Ryerson University in Toronto,

is

and

higher,”

said Gaspar. “People in hospitals are a lot sicker than they were to

20

30 years ago.”

In order to adequately take care of these people, you need better educated caregivers, she said. Preliminary discussions show that hursing students could be

educated entirely in Waterloo Region, said Gaspar. “From the Conestoga College .

perspective,

ward

we

are looking for-

working with McMaster University and Mohawk College and see this as an excellent to

opportunity for students in our region,” she said.


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2

17,

2000

Activity info at the touch of a button By Walerian Czarnecki The

education

international

office

A

now has an extension students

international

that

for

will

8468 started end of October

operation at the

and has been running on a trial basis, said Alycia Punnett, activco-ordinator for internation-

ities

“I

do announce the international

that

DSA

events

students could

time constraints she could not effectively reach

some

students.

and they can phone any time, said Punnett.

who

Another advantage of the is

line

is

more convenient for the stu-

Due

to the various

the students and the

line useful to find

information, as they are difficult

schedules of

Vicki Russell, manager of inter-

employees of

national education, helped a lot

the international office,

dents find the line

many

more

stu-

effective

information instead of

looking for people vide

are in regular stream courses

have found the

to reach, she said.

dents.

in getting

education.

al

it

Feedback from students is that the line is working well. Students

it

activities.

The extension

like

because they can phone many times without feeling embarrassed

enable them to find out about

planned

of the students

lot

who

could pro-

with the

line.

Mike Thumell, co-ordinator of the

broadcasting program, also

played a big part with Punnett.

it.

and the events,

like

Punnett used to go around to the

trips, that just

they are invited to,”

classrooms to inform the students

we’re trying to promote

of any planned events, but due to

Punnett.

DSA

but

“It’s still in its trial stages,

participate in

she said.

said

it,

it,”

said

(Photo by Walerian Czarnecki)

a resource to support students

is

The DSA plans

administrators to stipulate in the next Conestoga College student

we’re a reference in the guide.” is discussing Currently, the

The Doon Student Association it wants to be more involved

procedure guide under the student

the pros

students at a Dec.

concerns and issues of Doon 14 executive

along with counsellors at the student services office, acts as a

meeting.

resource for and provides support

By Anna

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The

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feedback

said

is

Harris,

said

will hold its annual Winterfest

“We want see

the

students to

that we’re

reference

DSA vice-president

education,

The Doon Student Association

who

services.

in

go through proper channels,” he said. “We want students to see that

DSA

the Mike Harris,

should have a reference in the procedure guide because the students’

student with an issue or concern and also encourage him or her to

a

DSA

celebration from Jan.

it’s

vice-president

an excellent question

to the administrators as

to Feb.

entertainment manager,

it

hasn’t

been addressed before,” Harris said. “This could be the start of an even better relationship between the administrators and students.”

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award prizes to more than $25 & Stroke Heart

Foundation. Registration for the plunge will begin Jan. 27 at 1 1:15 a.m.

At this time, must submit all pledge money and complete

in the Sanctuary.

and a different format. Students must pay $16 by Jan. 25 and register a team of eight

the

to

Winterfest. participants

participate

Upon

in

registration,

will

receive

a

necessary waiver forms before entering the event. The polar plunge will take place Jan. 27 at noon.

As part of Winterfest, the DSA has also organized a ski trip to

Winterfest shirt and a concert ticket for the DSA’s Indie Blast,

Blue

Feb. 2.

$30

This year’s events include a ski a four-on-four hockey toura skating party, a

Mountain on

Jan.

28.

Tickets cost $25 for students and for non-students.

Rental and lesson fees for the trip cost extra. Students must

by Jan.

nament,

register for the ski trip

Buffalo Sabres game and the DSA’s annual polar plunge. The polar plunge has been held

20

18 years and has raised $14,900 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation over the last six

Carl Strong will be performing a

for

.

Students taking part in the for the foundation. They must have a minimum pledge of $10 before they are allowed to participate in the jump.

money

activities include a

Other

dou-

bles pool tournament Jan. 17-18.

nooner

comedy

the

in

Sanctuary, Jan. 19.

The

years.

plunge are encouraged to raise

tJ'IanItWaRY

DSA

participants

trip,

Indie Blast Wed. Feb 2

The those

Patty Stokes, said this year there will be many different events

people “I think

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guide.”

guide

dependence on the DSA executive needs to be officially recognized. “We’d essentially try to help a

Winterfest 2000

and cons of the proposal principal Grant Conestoga with McGregor, program deans and

expected in late January. said a student

wishes to complain about a situation should be encouraged to see the DSA and not only a counsellor

of

TESOL

that

for students.

The executive

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Alycia Punnett, activities co-ordinator for international education, activities info-line. is the source of information for the student

DSA

will

also

hold a

Superbowl party in the Sanctuary Jan. 23 where students will be able to watch the game on the big screen. This event is licensed and the DSA is providing snacks and

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prizes.

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The ple to

DSA is looking for two peofill

Kroeker’s and Danahy’s

positions.

accepted

The Doon Student Association made plans to fill two empty positions

on the executive

at a Jan.

1

executive meeting.

office.

DSA

and the

positions filled

week

hopes to have the

by the next execu-

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schedules,

Mike Danahy,

was decided that Kim Kroeker would take over as the new viceIt

president

of

student

affairs.

Kroeker was promotion assistant

ings

president Ellen

Menage

the executive

meet-

would be changed from

new day was discussed and

it

was decided that this week’s meeting would be held Thursday at 4 p.m. The executive will decide at this

business manager Becky

be purchased by the

meeting when meetings will

be held from then on.

DSA.

She said the equipment used with the

on

digital

will

which has Power Point loaded

The new screen will be kept room next door

the conference the

DSA

will also

be avail-

for outdoor movies.

The executive committee voted in favour of purchasing the screen,

as long as

it

doesn’t cost

more

than $300.

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DSA

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had been

bursary from Belair the financial burden his first as a general

a tool and

3

DSA approves purchase of screen

tor

also said that because of class

school this semester.

campus

being

are

DSA

Steve Coleman, vice-president of

ment, were unable to return to

past seme; dent. He wi

the

Interviews will be held this

tive

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— SPOKE, Jan.

17,

2000

Smokers

butt

out for

'

J- g^ess no4-hi/>0\

i

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As smokers fume over the new no-smoking bylaw, many non-smokers are happy to be able to breathe

r*-

again.

Waterloo Region’s no-smoking bylaw, which bans smoking in all indoor places including restaurants, into effect bars, bingo halls and coffee shops, came

]

ZJ

of Jan. 4, the region’s bylaw department offienforcing the cially declared war on smokers by

As

bylaw. It is

_

bylaw of

said to be the toughest

,

kind

its

in

Ontario.

Regional inspectors who see someone breaking show the bylaw cannot use force to make him/her

However, smokers

who refuse to show ID

convicted of obstruction, which fine

from $425

to

is

could be

punishable by a

$5,000 under the Ontario

Municipal Act. days into Waterloo Region’s controproversial bylaw, local bar owners said they plan to ceed with a lawsuit against the region unless health inspectors decide to back off on enforcement,

On Jan.

6, five

according to a Record article. Conestoga has been smoke free since 1988. This was one of the best decisions the college made because it takes into consideration the health of non-

smokers. Many people argue that the ^ on the smoker’s right''

new bylaw ”’«ii

.

think

t

stop smoking. But the regional government only wants to

make them

and Improve

u

"law

the air

is

we

breathe

r

n~*

First day of By Adam Wilson

things to come. I saw bathtubs being filled with

is

harmful to

government has launched campaigns smoking by launching a $1 billion youth to reduce lawsuit against RJ Reynolds Tobacco. They also have plans to put photos of cancerous lungs on cigarette packages. owners It’s time for bar, restaurant and coffee shop public in smoking that in Waterloo Region to realize

The

federal

a thing of the past. People will be asked to move outside to smoke and they will be asked to butt out. Smoking is a health

places

is

hazard.

at 11:50 p.m., bags upon bags of skim powdered milk bought and stored, just in case anything went wrong, and more

The time of reckoning has come and gone. Nostradamus was wrong and the National Enquirer was once again denied their prediction about the end of the

water

world.

year.

The Y2K bug ended up being more of a minor mosquito annoyance, than the locust it was hyped

can see being worried and having some things ready in case of emergency, like candles and

up

water, but

to be.

Of

smoke

some minor

millennium causes

course,

Y2K

did affect

some

people.

the smoker, but the second-hand the non-smoker’s health.

exterminated

.

infringes 1,0 difficult <-i«mr>iiit to be

enforce.

Many smokers

Y2K bug

There were

the 20,000 British

debit machines that went schitzo a couple days before New Year’s

was that one German who checked his bank

and there

man

account on Jan. 1 only to find out that he was $9 million richer... if ,

he lived in 1899.

There was plenty of paranoia on

New Year’s Eve. Some of my rela-

leftovers than usual at this time of

I

what I saw was, to put it going overboard. As if Y2K would affect the computer chips in cows and they wouldn’t be able to produce milk. Of course, the paranoia was

lightly,

unwarranted and there was no need for such worry and panic. Which leads me to ask, what is going to be done with all of that powdered milk? Now that Y2K has come and gone, this makes me wonder, what

do now? I’m who have made money by predicting the end

are people going to

the threat of losing

talking

vacuum stopped working. Of course, this was blamed on Y2K and was only a sign of

after a

saying the end of the world will happen on New Year’s Eve for will they come up guess there’s always

What

years.

with next?

I

Elvis and the Bat

about those

Boy

to fall

back

on.

Of

all

the things that could have

gone wrong on

tives

were much too scared about power and having the world end. One relative became anxious

irritations

New

Year’s Eve,

there are a couple things

I

wished

had happened. I wish I could have played a good prank on my relatives, like switching the power off in our house right at midnight. To hear those screams would have been priceless. I wish when I checked my bank account on Jan. 1, it said I was $9 million richer. That would put an end to the worry about paying

back

that student loan.

Well,

all

we

can do

now

is

hope

nothing like Y2K happens again anytime soon. But just in case you’re still worried about anything happening, that

will the National Enquirer

keep an eye on the National Enquirer and the World Weekly News for updates on the next

and World Weekly News do for headlines now? Both have been

occurrence that will bring about the end of the world.

of the world.

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SPOKE, Jan.

17,

2000

5

Y2K

hysteria fades

away

By Nicole Furlong -

For months companies, schools

Were you surprised nothing happened

Conestoga College), and homeowners were warned to prepare themselves for problems (including

that

might

arise

from the Y2K

for the

Y2K?

cri-

sis.

Many companies and spent

tions

money

large

organiza-

amounts

of

computer

to ensure their

man-hours were

nothing catastrophic

that

fact

making sure all comwere puters debugged and

occurred.

ready for any

ordinary to arise.

spent

unknown ation

The majority of anticipated

when

the clock

night on Dec.

student, said he

at the

ageable and comfortable

seemed wellman-

informed and

lifestyle,

well'-pre-

some homeowners stocked up on goods and

candles...

the

now entering the third the new millennium and

hype seems

to

have faded

away.

took precautions for

Y2K,

the

majority of students at Conestoga

seem

to give the

problem a

second thought.

(j

Y2K

lr

Jill ,

I

!-

J v , / Hainsworth

^|

said.

was the lone

disinterested

in

the

student

sur-

veyed who did

knew nothing was going

Chad Lee

Y,

dough

Hanlon and Luca Santolin, were

to

said he thought the

arise in the year 2000.

“I at least

thought something,

only small, would happen,” he

producing ideas about airplanes

said.

falling “I

from the

was

sky.

not

Despite everyone’s lack of concern,

must

it

80

be noted,

a classmate of Hainsworth, agreed

nothing

hap-

per cent of the

with her friend.

pened

all,”

Conestoga

would be

many problems,” she said. Mike Rudney and Scott Agnello

were seemingly annoyed with the millennium uproar stating they thought it was a hoax from the beginning.

if

world overreacted with people

surprised that

“I didn’t figure there

Miller

think problems

would

happen,” said Hanlon.

-

rolling

is

the

in

Craig Miller

students, such as

topic.

too

Despite the fact that some people

didn’t

said.

Penny Lane,

just in case.

week of

he

pared,”

the story about

Ramsey

Some

“I

“Everyone

o~ nto n bant0

made up

now, though,”

generally

of Y2K.

In an effort to maintain a

are

was

outcome

|j

We

College

who-

“I think

ever

he a materials

surprised

not

31, 1999.

water, canned

said

Conestoga

anything out of the

management

mid-

struck

students

Scott Hainsworth,

that arise

joined the consensus.

they were not surprised and never

situ-

could

Hickey, a woodworking student,

in a

were

11

Jan.

asked for their reactions to the

systems would remain stable.

Thousands of

Conestoga students polled

random survey on

at

students

he said.

“Everyone

polled

spent

most pop-

gets always over excited nothabout

the

ing.”

safe haven of

Jamie

ular

night to

party

Hanlon

in

the

houses.

Lee

Conestoga College rp

Quality Policy Conestoga College continually seeks opportunities for improvement to Conestoga College rp

meet and exceed the needs of our students, employees

and communities.

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SPOKE, Jan.

17,

2000

pay tribute to reggae legend

Artists

Hip hop and rock artists

come

Bob Marley

together to create an album honouring By Tannis Fenton

blend beautifully

instrumentals

with Marley’s.

Old and new come together to album of contrast in Chantdown Marley: Bob

But Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry’s recording of Roots, Rock, Reggae, makes a contrast that is anything but com-

create an

Babylon.

The album, which was recorded

plementary. Tyler does a hideous

a unique

impression of a Jamaican accent

in

Kingston, Jamaica,

reggae

tribute

to

Marley,

who

is

May

died

Bob

legend

in

on such classics as Rebel Music, Jammin’ and Concrete

11, 1981.

light

The compilation, which was produced by Marley’s youngest

site.

es Marley’s style.

artists.

Hill’s true colours

the artist’s individual style creat-

in

tions

hop and

complement

to

MC

has a good variation of

- com-

Righteous Babe Records

some

singing in

instruments such as an upright

Swing.

claimed bisexual, has released

brief,

her third album this year, where

teach us, what guns are

once again, tackles issues

such as violence against women, abortion and sexism.

make our

pet,

her private

life

The

a tenor-sharp siege at the

hero,

anti-commercialism

who

started her

own

and folk

label

The

vibran-

is

choir.

Difranco’s splendour.

The album marches through a number of genres, from jazzfunk, in songs such as Going Once and Back Back Back, a

the future of commercialism.

with an acoustic pitch, but builds

guitar

cy of notes

Difranco has plenty to say about

wurlitzer,

melodica, banjo, acoustic

and even a boys

confuse liberty with weaponry.”

ills,

flute,

saxophone, trombone,

clavinet,

about,

all

piano,

-

Wish

According

bass, organ, accordion, tuba, trum-

lives mercifully

schoolkids keep trying to

the social

The album To The Teeth opens into

to

and

spin on

dub-like bass and a saintly choir

Columbine high school shooting. “We’re all working together now,

and

old classics.

complex and the music is enigmatic. Ani Difranco, a devout feminist and self-prolyrics are

D

artists

new

styles that gives a

especially

poses her music using a range of

perspective

Chuck

Lyte,

Chantdown Babylon

Overall,

style.

is

also includes artists

the Roots.

the

she,

issues

such as

mesmerizing as her voice and

as an after-

on

come through

Down Low

Lights

part, the integra-

The album

Lauryn

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tic,

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leads the cast of Sigourney

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as being illiterate

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watch him take a beating nightly, his wife and two children. Some of the most touching

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book

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the pack-

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aging of the book itself. It like a madcap scrapbook, with

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family,

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what Foley faces nightly and his own thoughts and feelings about what his family might think and watching him perform. This book proves that Foley

feel

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collection, as well as

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of

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Japanese

father.

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injuries he’s suffered during the

years including two-thirds of his

deserves.

own

photos show

m

thoughts, feel-

one of the best books ever written about the sport and a wrestler.

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borrow some money? Will the

week?

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some time do manage to sur-

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of their school year. All kinds of “expert” advice survival skills:

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started seeing a therapist in the

nity to help her

commu-

cope with strong emotions and

memories triggered by her

class

on child abuse.

Bill

promises his family a Disneyland vacation if they will allow him time to study now. (All names ficti-

death

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not only a “hard core legend” or

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vival.

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writing

left

and a broken jaw, just

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pages.

look like fools.

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Jan. 17,

2000

Fund-raising hits the jackpot and recreation

Athletics By Anna

$4,000

raise

Sajfert

Continental,

for

The

and recreation department has collected

athletics

James said the

roughly $4,000 for this year’s scholarships after a successful

year of fund-raisers by the department and the help of

The

“The

and recreation department, which has been

he

involved in fund-raising events for Conestoga student athletes for the last

is

tickets.”

The

a non-profit

city dictates

said.

“One

how

the

The 50-cent

money

is

spent because the

sell Nevada tickets at Hyland Variety, said manager of athletics and recreation. Selling the tickets at Hyland Variety was arranged by Tri-

Ian James,

profits to

the scholarship pot, said James.

This year’s donations include Coca-Cola’s two $500

purchase has to serve a

scholarships and Four Points Hotel’s $1,000 which were

criteria is that the

added

which have a break-open patent, give the purchaser a chance of winning between $5 and $200 on the spot, said James.

of Kitchener to

and recreation department uses the

venues used for fund-raising,”

majority, not a group.”

10 years, received approval from the City

athletic

purchase equipment for the rec centre, as well as add to

city dictates to non-profit

Variety.

athletics

approve the department’s fund-

organization.

Tri-Continental Marketing Corp., the City of Kitchener and

Hyland

city has to

owners.

raising activities because the rec centre

tickets

20 may be the winning tickets, totalling $500 in prize money,” James said. “I’ve seen people buy $5 worth of

an organization that markets fund-raising

activities to small business

Nevada

scholarships by selling

he

to the scholarship pot,

said.

Scholarships are presented to two students from short-

tickets,

season sports such as softball and soccer in December

and one student March.

“For example, 400 tickets are placed in a box, of which

in

hockey

varsity

December and

in

Scholarships given

hockey players

to

By Nicole Furlong

and recre-

ics

ation.

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Galemo considered when

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Jamie Taylor and Darrell Woodley were chosen to receive this term’s $500 athletic scholar-

Woodley

ships for hockey.

included the players’ attitude both

schedules.

To receive a scholarship, the must be a full-time

748-5220

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the

recipients of the

scholarships on and

off the ice, as well as

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Conestoga student and a member

demics.

“These guys are both mature

of a varsity sports team.

dle themselves,”

“They bring value

which been

arships,

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Galemo added the men know how to balance school and sports. “These guys know why they are

term for a number of years.

“The

we

reason

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in college, to get

out

scholarships

is

Taylor,

to

who added the much effort into

James,

students put so

and

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their

chosen

sport, the college likes to give a

back

little

in the

way of

scholar-

one of the Condors’

goalies as well as a second-year

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about the

letter

award is raised through fund-raising by the the

for

James added Coca-Cola always

he had

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said. “It will

of nice things,” he

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tant captains, said the

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The decision

most happy

Woodley, one of the team’s

recreation centre.

to

is

he received from

the registrar’s office notifying

“It said a lot

ships.

The money

an education,” he

said.

give assistance to the student athlete,” said

to the ice as

well as the dressing room.”

every

offered

who know how to hanGalemo said.

individuals

apply for scholServices,

choosing

recipient

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Group

The

last

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bers of the Condors men’s varsity

country?

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scholarships

Athletic

term were awarded to two

just

Scholarships were given out to athletes in ball

women’s

varsity soft-

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— Page 11

2000

17,

^eam believes practise makes perfect

Condors place

last in

tournament

ond period with Craig McBrearty

By Nicole Furlong

scoring about three minutes into period.

Tyler Heimple and

There was little rest for the Conestoga Condors men’s varsity hockey team over the Christmas

the

vacation as they participated in an

scoring two goals in the second

exhibition tournament hosted by

and another early

of Guelph Dec.

University

the

Dave Guelph continued

Stewart assisted.

Conestoga’s Heimple scored the last goal near the end of the third

last

on a power play. The Condors

out of eight teams in the tournament, it served its purpose as a learning tool for the

in the third peri-

od.

28-30.

Although Conestoga placed

run by

the

game

second

proved university hockey

young college

is

a

higher calibre of hockey.

team.

lege-level

team

at

Conestoga was defeated 4-1 by

the only col-

The Condors were

the three-day

of

University

Laurier

Wilfrid

tournament, which included teams

Waterloo.

from the University of Western Ontario in London, the University of Toronto and Brock University

scored the Condors’ lone goal in

in St. Catharines.

od.

Assistant coach

Bob Hunke

Conestoga

of

the early minutes of the third peri-

Dave Longarini

Conestoga

said

lost

this

as learning tools for the rest

game due

Association league.

rated shoulder and

As

be out for

Despite the apparently disap-

it

was Conestoga’s inaugural year in the tournament and based on the level of competition the Condors

is

our next league

game

be

played

the

until

Hunke who

said

he

scorer.

Thompson

There were also a few new faces

the

Wesseling assisted.

on whether new be suiting up were to

Corby Purdy scored

the team’s

The first game of the tournament was played against the host team, University of Guelph, on Dec. 28

low shots on net throughout the

the break.

tournament, the

“We going

Guelph started the scoring run in first

Gignac,

who

took 26 shots on net

game. Conestoga came back

this

in the sec-

a rep-

Includes

are going to get back into full

Hunke

force in the

new

-

it

tickets,

year,”

first

game of

the

be played on Jan. 22 against the Sault Cougars of Sault Ste. Marie at home at

millennium

will

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Entry Fee: Winterfest

said.

Conestoga’s

period with a power-play

goal on Conestoga goalie Anthony

men made

utable showing.

Condors were defeated

4-2.

the

requirements: 8 players 7 team min. of 3 male or 3 female

final goal in the third period assist-

ed by Dave Galbraith. Despite Conestoga’s consistently

the

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where

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