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— No. 7

33rd Year

Conestoga College, Kitchener FEBRUARY

21,

2000

Election time for Student Affairs Inside

ident of education.

By Mike Radatus

The new The candidates

DSA

for

speeches

their

Sanctuary Feb.

He

with the students.

the

in

said he did-

Brad Whiteford, Kerri-Lynn Kit Ramy Michael are candidates for the only position on the DSA executive that has not been

he didn’t need one.

acclaimed.

president of operations.

“I

and

He

has experience

working vice-president of student DSA has ever had. She

affairs the

team

skills

work well with

sary to

neces-

the school

population. to take

and be a good team

makes a speech 1

leader.

to

charge I

think

be the vice-

He

said

he

proved that by winning a com-

to-day job and you have to be

member and

munity service award,” she said. Michael started his speech dressed in a shirt and tie, but said

committed, a team

he didn’t

vote for him, but to vote for

feel

took off his

comfortable so he

tie

and opened

his

involved in leadership,” he said.

Michael asked the audience not

to

who

said.

into the job

as he did this year.

“Education

important because

is

why we

are

here.

all

We

should have a say on what’s going on,” he said.

Voting for the position of vice-

they think will be best for the job.

DSA

sure

spent

be Mike Harris. He would continue to put the

said he

that is

The acclaimed positions on the

“People have to realize that working with the DSA is a day-

is

vice-president of education

same amount of effort I

make

to

for events

will again

0.

(Photo by Mike Radatus)

shirt collar.

have learned

“I

president-elect Paul LuQuin in the Sanctuary Feb.

mem-

Kit promises to be the hardest

said she has the

The DSA’s

The

my job

be

money

the

right,”

as a tutor in

DSA board of directors.

ber of the

“It will all

Conestoga students

the writing centre and as a

said.

scenes of events.

out a

to do, he said.

he

will

he will be the guy behind the

on creating new ways to He has improve student life. ideas on new committees and fill

LeBeau

Phil

Whiteford says he has his eyes

survey to see what they want him

felt

should be able to talk directly

to the students,”

set

wants to have students

DSA

said he

speech because he

n’t write a

10.

He

LuQuin.

looking forward to working

is

president of student affairs deliv-

ered

president of the

will be Paul

vice-

include president, vice-pres-

ident of operations and vice-pres-

president of student affairs will be

held Feb. 15 to 17 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Getting proper assessment a challenge By Tannis Fenton challenges or development disor-

Student unhappy with

DSA drug plan.

Conestoga’s special needs serv-

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ices

is

he

first

in elementary school,

said.

assessed

when

they

run into problems with reading, writing and math fundamentals,

action plan, which

with

ary students) have not had a for-

he said, adding school boards tend to be more responsive with

ment inventory

students

Rick Casey, a secondary school transition counsellor with special

needs services, said the assess-

ments are necessary

“As a

result, the kids that

mal assessment done probably

learning disabilities.

to fulfill doc-

since

elementary

school,”

said

The

younger children.

“Once

Casey.

problem

College

is

requires

Conestoga an

accurate

have been put in place

at the (ele-

mentary) level and they tend

to

be

“Once the accommodations have been put in place at the (elementary) level and they tend to be working, why bother assessing them again?”

so they can be properly accomservic-

es or the learning opportunities project, a pilot project designed to

dents in post-secondary institu-

that (school boards)

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assessment completed within the last three years, because it’s hard

finances to really do what they

to

to

do

(for learning disabled

He added

school boards have

lost their psychologists and, as a result,

can’t do necessary

full-

scale assessments.

Time and resources have been primarily spent on students are

more

difficult to handle,

support a learning disability

diagnosed

learning

begin the

accommo-

assessment will be

full-scale

in cases

where there

isn’t

available.

In order to qualify for special

needs services or learning opportunities project

accommodations,

at

an early age, he said.

working,

why

them again?” If

bother assessing

said Casey.

dence of a specific learning

an up-to-date assessment

is

A

specific learning disability

not available, Conestoga College

secondary schools to

information processing difficulty

do as best they can with the

that

knowledge has enhanced,” said Casey. “You learn compensatory skills that make you better in your academic areas, but you

resources they have, said Casey.

average or above average

haven't outgrown

such

disability).”

(the

learning

Generally, students with learn-

is

defined as a neurologically-based

tries to get

their

dis-

ability.

“The child has matured, their sophistication has enhanced and

who

as those with severe behavioural

special

and

documentation must show evi-

have been cut

students),” said Casey.

College’s

services

project

done

secondary school transition counsellor

deeply with resources and funding that they haven’t had the

need

in

process of effectively

a

is

so

schools

dating the student, he said, adding

Rick Casey, -

problem

Conestoga

one

tions.

and assessbeen sent

that has

secondary

opportunities

better help learning disabled stu-

“I think part of the

all

checklist

transition

an informal

is

Waterloo Region. Proper documentation will help

needs

with specific learning disabilities

modated by special needs

disability

to

accommodations

the

umentation required for students

lire Beach.

Casey has developed a

have

the potential to be (post-second-

assessments- of

Leonardo not up to par in

supports that have been put in place, he said.

psycho-educational

having a problem getting

updated

ders,

ing disabilities are

They ask secondary schools

to

send any information they have about a specific learning disabled student,

including

achievement

occurs in individuals with intelli-

gence.

Specific

learning

disabilities

cause a discrepancy between the individual’s

potential

and

records, outdated assessments, as

achievement, but are manageable

well as an outline of the types of

with appropriate support.


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— SPOKE, Feb. 21, 2000

Students want representation Satellite By

Osment

Sherri

Students

campuses are being ignored by DSA according

at

no colour copy or fax service.

Conestoga’s

satellite

The Doon Student Association (DSA) provides these services to

campuses do not have a lounge

students

where they can put

However, the

their feet up,

no nooners for entertainment and

at

the

Doon campus.

DSA does

not repre-

sent the satellite campuses.

Students at the satellite campus-

conducted at Conestoga’s Waterloo and Guelph campuses from Jan. 10 to 18 by

es do not pay a student fee, so they

Doon marketing

sponsored functions.

survey

a

In

DSA

are not supposed to attend

students, 130 of

“We

212 students surveyed said they feel the need for DSA representa-

dent organization at Conestog

DSA

those services, only 54 students said yes.

campus

their tuition

for

DSA

payment

to help

students

come

in to those

The survey was conducted

“We’re talking for them bt not listening to them

we’re

Hussey

events and services.

the satellite

UKJODBSo UBBo

campuses so the

DSA

said, “not that

we won

them but there’s no outh them to communicate with us

listen to

for

The

to

identify the needs of students at

pay

sti

College.

events they’re getting in for free.

included in

17

activi-

She also said if the DSA starts or campus Guelph letting Stratford campus or Waterloo

is

surveyed,

were not aware of a

on our events and

vice-president of student affairs.

student fee that

said.

the students

said they

However, when asked in the survey if they would be willing

Doon students pay a $54.50

Hussey

money

Doon

tion.

pay an additional fee for

out,”

Of

ties,” said Jennifer Hussey,

to

and meet those needs.

try

“Slowly but surely we can hel

students’

use

to put

can

to survey

results of the survey will b

presented in a formal report the

DSA

at the

or after the

t

end of Februar

March

break.

Don’t get a Splinter!

Transportation included

Jim

Splinter,

a

third-year

management

student, sizes up cabinet parts during the

woodworking competition at Conestoga College’s woodworking centre Feb.

1 1

(Photo by Walerian Czarnecki)

Fund By Tannis Fenton

number of students new secondary is school curriculum, which was implemented in September

The

extra

due

Conestoga College the

of

status

its

learn

will

SuperBuild

Growth Fund application within according to a the month,

that details

of the

month,

released

within

according

to the Feb. 7 release.

The

the

government created the SuperBuild Growth Fund, which is a $742-million in

post-secondary

institutions.

the fund has been reserved for

622-7774

Tire Plaza)

{Between Harvey's

&

that

would

I

space.

Amount of partnership

fun

ing already in place.

Contribution to the

comm

economy.

Conestoga College would u the

money

to finance the

co

of a 25,000-squar

1 00 proposals have been submitted for the SuperBuild Growth

Fund.

This would create room expand and create new pr

metre campus on a 35-acre

on

University

si

Avenue

Waterloo.

five

grams, such as a new four-ye nursing program, expand'

According news to the more than 100 propos-

police and emergency servic

secondary

school

from

years to four.

als

have been submitted for the

SuperBuild Growth Fund.

program and communicatio programming. “In order for the new buildin

Burger King)

new

893-2464

new

struction

release,

Approximately $660 million of (Conadion

to a news more than

provincial

investment

offered in the

nity

release,

Cunningham

and the programs

1999 and shortens the length of

According

release.

allocation of the fund will be

from McDonalds)

the

and Universities news

announced

(Across

to

Ministry of Training, Colleges

Minister Diane

^ IBeat Goes On

expected soor

details

884-7376

capital

projects and

will

help post-secondary institutions

expand

to

accommodate

the

increased student enrolment in

2003.

The four

criteria

being used to

assess proposals are:

The

number of student

spaces that would be created.

Demand

for the institution

to

be ready

ipated peak in

2003,

in

time for the ant

in student

planning

enrolmi

must

underway this spring,” st Cunningham in the news relea:


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DSA

drags

fAhfCTUAfcY

their heels Association not

politically active

political body elected by the student body, the Student Association should demonstrate a hardline

Being a

Doon

policy on political issues.

Spoke survey, students pointed out a need

In a recent

DSA is

a distinct student voice. Although the organizing movie and pub nights, there are things going

for

excellent at

more important

on outside the Sanctuary.

When DSA

president Ellen Menage was asked to comrecent bank bailout by the federal governon the ment

ment, she asked that the information be forwarded to her before commenting, no doubt procuring a simulated response. It is not the job of journalists to keep officials in touch with issues. When a Spoke reporter contacted the Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo student unions,

representatives were entirely bailout issue. In fact,

up

to date

on the bank

,

UW conducted their own research into the num-

bers put forth by the banks. Their research determined the bank’s numbers had been inflated.

DSA

opposes tuition hikes and government funding cuts, yet failed to send a Conestoga faction to the day-long protest held at Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Queen’s Park in Toronto Feb. 2. The DSA says it did not participate because the action day was held on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Students. The DSA is a member of the Ontario Community College Student Parliamentary Association and therefore it does not protest, says DSA vice-president

The

Mike

says

DSA Lack

DSA

says

it

lobbies through

OCCSPA

for

tuition freezes through increased operating costs.

Harris said one of the reasons the

Black

was because

is

The

Conestoga students.

rising rate of education costs affects students every-

where and

because

proud

I

I

when

of

is

not a

Tuition fees and student debt have reached an average of

time for only black people to cele-

about $25,000. The DSA should take an active role politically and repre-

brate.

a time for everyone to

sent their electorate’s voice.

black people

The excuse that they lobby through an external body will not suffice. Students are facing ever-growing tuition hikes and need to voice their opinions in sheer numbers through peaceful protest.

It’s

It

the

the

disgusts first

all

achievements

of

me to know that this is

Black History Month of

school, Conestoga College, one of the

most multicultural schools

have ever attended,

is

I

not recog-

nizing this historical event. It’s I

a

say,

shame the events, or should the one event which was

planned by the bration,

was can-

Black

History

before

has

DSA been

Month even began. about the event.

supposed

for the cele-

cancelled

to

DSA

How

are students

respond? decided to put Black

Month on

History

the backbumer,

week

but designated an entire

to

Winterfest. I

could understand

didn’t

History

if

the

DSA

know February is Black Month and that was the

reason they aren’t doing anything, but they

History

know February is Black Month and there are still

no events. Another troubling aspect of the

Keeping Conestoga College connected

is is

disgusting the DSA didn’t

acknowledge

Black

Month

either.

left

me

last

year

History

This has

both disappointed and dis-

gusted.

hope they take this into considand do something next year to make up for the past two

eration

years of neglect.

Due

to the lack of recognition at

Conestoga College,

There were no advertisements

The

over the world.

new millennium and my

the

there

the event planned

celled

situation

I

how

don’t understand

could be a lack of student interest

Black History Month

Student executive bodies have a dual responsibility in regard to internal and external affairs. Although the DSA organizes excellent social activities, they must also vocally represent the student body.

number of

ing this college.

black people.

celebrate

hard to believe consider-

is

African-Canadian students attend-

of the

evolution

affiliation issues are negligible.

a lack of student

ing there are a large

Not because

am

universities, causing serious debt for

That

I

which represents a majority of universities. The proposed changes, however, affect both colleges and

tion,

is

interest.

celebrate.

DSA did not participate

was organized by

a time that

I’m black, but

it

because there

Month

the federa-

in the protest

excuses not acceptable

Black History Month recognition at college

of

History

Harris.

Rather, the

TF

it

to

go

I

have decided

to other schools,

such as the

Guelph and Waterloo, in the upcoming weeks to celebrate this month with those of

universities

who

recognize

it

as

something

important.

Why has Conestoga College’s most powerful association, which is

supposed

to represent the entire

student body, neglected this historical event?

Only the DSA knows the answer. They say the lack of student intercaused the event to be can-

est

celled.

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I

don’t accept this excuse.

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to

May by

the

Doon

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Afro-centric music

honoured

Chorale group celebrates Black History Month By Talisha Matheson To

celebrate Black History

Month

Nathaniel Dett, a black Canadian

is

composer, conductor,

Ontario.

special guest, Joe Sealy, will per-

Falls, in 1882.

The Centre

in the

Square in

The chorale was formed 1998

Kitchener Feb. 24. Christopher Wilson, a 26-year-old

It is

the

first

professional

Canada

choir in

been a member of the chorale since

performing a

1998.

centric chorale

“Seeing the performers in the

United

much

is

many

says.

visible minorities

group although

in the

we

focus on

Wilson says the group consists of 24 people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds and an

Feb. 24,

7:30 p.m.

be

at

York University

in

event by calling 1-800-265-8977.

Conestoga College

Writing Centre

chamber

that specializes in

range of Afro-

full

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music - African,

North American, Afro- Brazilian,

many

“There are

in or

book an appointment.

visible minorities in

we

focus on

Afro-centric music.”

says the gender balance

Room 2A118

Doon Campus

Monday - Thursday

9:30

Christopher Wilson,

number of men and women.

He

at

Students can order tickets to this

the group although

Afro-centric music.”

equal

will

Toronto on Feb. 23

the

like

Wilson

Nations,”

“There are

They

southern

touring

in Toronto.

University of Toronto student, has

organization

currently

Kitchener

Drummondville, now Niagara

in

at

who was bom

teacher and mentor,

the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, with

form

pianist, poet,

in

university student

is

important because the pitch and

- 4:30

9:30-12:30

Friday

tones must balance.

Wilson said he thinks the per-

formance

at

The Centre

in the

Square will be exciting because the

group

is

the

first

entity of its

kind in

The Kitchener-bom performer

K-W

has a strong chorale

music history and

is

supportive of

the chorale tradition.

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor,

artistic

and conductor, formed the and named it after chorale director

Indian, gospel, spiritual

and

“We perform

many

so

music,” says Wilson.

types of

“It’s

a pot-

pourri of repertoire.”

Canada.

said

West jazz.

The group’s world premiere performance was in Niagara Falls in October 1998.

Since then the

ensemble

toured

has

More information?

across

Canada.

The

Call 748-5220

The Writing Centre extension 607 or

Lynn Gresham

extension 627

chorale has recently returned

from their tour of the Maritimes and

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— SPOKE, Feb. 21, 2000

DSA

receives

from

DSA

certificate

YWCA for donation

keep

to

office

dent of student affairs, said the

open over lunch

members should moni-

executive

tor their personal calls to try

By Adam Wilson

Paul LuQuin, the

new DSA

Doon

Harris,

DSA

YWCA,

behalf of the

on

appreciation

of

certificate

with a

at

a Feb. 7

executive meeting.

hour.

LuQuin said there was a comment in the suggestion box about

lines.

on Feb.

1

,

organized by the

DSA

on behalf of

office should

day, instead of

YWCA

It

Conestoga College president John Tibbits spoke about applied

office open.

ence held Feb. 4 to 6

women’s

Street in the

on Frederick

shelter

YWCA building.

Mary’s Place provides shelter for women of any age who are in need

DSA

Last year, the

DSA

agreed that they would donate could afford

said people have

the

the

office,

cost to get additional

and phones

they

Kim

it.

phone

lines

in the office.

Kroeker,

DSA

vice-presi-

at

Mike

Second Language

Starts this Call for

Certificate

stu-

Student

obviously more aware that

condoms

interested in applied

are available at the

DSA

and are taking advantage of

It was decided that the DSA would purchase more condoms.

Punnett suggested getting the

degrees.

president

OCCSPA

said

There was some discussion on whether or not money was able and

Program

DSA

Ellen

DSA was

awards

Certificate

656

avail-

that instead

would put

its

DSA

remaining budget

announced

logo put on condoms

if

it

The

DSA

the

DSA awards to the DSA

include

of Appreciation,

25.

Lee dinner show on the same

the

day as the year-end concert. DSA promotions assistant Ramy Michael suggested using any over

money

comedians

The

left-

other

perform with Lee.

to

DSA

some

to bring in

executive agreed to

have a year-end dinner show and

in their budget.

will look into the cost of having

Lee and two other comedians per-

doms.

form.

Boertien

said

Kim

to

all

Kroeker, vice-president of

The Award of Distinction is to members of the college community who have made an out-

has contributed to student

standing contribution to college

any way

life.

pate in the award nominations.

The highest award presented by DSA is the Award of Excellence

the

Award of Distinction and the Award of Excellence. The Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to members of the college community who have made a sig-

in recognition

nificant contribution to college

dents.

life.

four weeks of the

semester, so they decided to have

into the cost of personalized con-

the the

has five events booked

last

she would look

presi-

must be submitted office between Feb. 7 and Feb.

DSA

was decided

it

of a year-end concert, the in

awarded

more information ext.

has only

She said they received 3,000

them.

He

DSA

dents.

was

Menage, and the new dent, Paul LuQuin.

DSA

the

in

said Tibbits’ speech

DSA

perform

to

would cost

Alicia Punnett said that students

well received and most of the col-

Harris,

It

confer-

By Mike Radatus

September

519-748-5220,

manager Becky

business

144 condoms on hand for

are

Nominations for the

A One-Year

DSA

office

seemed

on March 23.

$1,500 to have Lee perform.

Association vice-president of edu-

leges

was wondering

wanted him

Centennial

Doon

Harris,

DSA

if the

DSA awards open

Teaching English as a

She said Tony Lee, the X-rated

towards a year-end dinner show.

(OCCSPA)

Association

entertainment manager,

Patty Stokes.

November. DSA promotions co-ordinator

Parliamentary

Student

DSA

mer

hypnotist, called and

Community

Ontario

The conference was attended by

lines are busy.

He wondered how much it would

executive committee

if

contact

to

try

phones

year,

LuQuin

been complaining that when they

school from the shelter.

this

College

cation,

Paul

bus rides for children to get to

more money

getting

lines for office

donated $50

Mary’s Place, which is the equivalent of one month worth of

DSA

considers

more phone

to

The

at the

College in Toronto.

of help. They have over 500 women come through their doors annually.

OCCSPA.

Boertien said the

degrees

a

ing about joining

attends OCCSPA conference in Toronto

was no quick solution, but the executive committee would look into ways to keep the

president,

the meeting and were think-

DSA

provides funding for Mary’s Place,

DSA

Harris also said Seneca College at

spoke about the

Alicia Punnett

year-end concert on behalf of for-

lege students.

was

Year-end concert now a dinner show

to protest

looks into costs of personalized condoms

during this time. Ellen Menage,

campaign was organized

DSA

Menage, where he was presented with the certificate. The YWCA

said there

campaign. The

tuition freeze

phones and

and games

return decks of cards

president Ellen

or

student cards

their

retrieve

wide

the rising tuition increases for col-

the cost of additional

all

1,

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and

lines free.

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remain open

Association vice-president of education, presented the

DSA

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May

keep the

was estimated that each additional phone would cost $200. DSA business manager Becky Boertien said she would look into

ident who’s term begins

Mike

pres-

they were going on a province-

and appreciation of

outstanding leadership and involve-

ment

in college life.

Nominations for these awards are

open

to all

Conestoga College

stu-

student affairs, said anyone

is

encouraged to

who

life in

partici-

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The awards the

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By Donna Ryves

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difficulty

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drug plan.

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nology student, says he doesn’t agree with the college’s health insurance plan, where students are automatically billed for the drug

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they pay their tuition.

Jevremovic says because he has

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September intake

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Feb. 21, 2000

The Beach

is

no paradise

By Walerian Czarnecki The movie The Beach

not a

is

paradise, but a Nintendo version of

Apocalypse Now.

The movie had so much potenbut it was wasted on its star

tial,

Leonardo DiCaprio,

his

in

first

post-Titanic movie.

DiCaprio should have stayed the

at

bottom of the ocean along with

Even though DiCaprio did pull off some good acting, in a film that had an interesting philosophical premise, The Beach was no day at the beach for moviegothe Titanic.

ers. It starts

off with Richard, a

American

traveller,

Thailand

hotel

a

in

room

French

travellers, Etienne,

Guillaume

by

and by Virginie

played

Francoise,

Ledoyen.

Once

at the island,

they discover

community that values its secrecy. Even an injured member of the community would rather a utopian

young

risk death than leave the island or

sleazy

bring a doctor to the island.

That would be the beginning of

briefly

befriending a strange, funny and

the expulsion of the

touched-in-the-head British trav-

from paradise.

eller

named

played by

Daffy,

the

weapons

that are

Richard to keep watch so that he

cy

if

can get the

map

to

the secret island paradise. Richard

with

along

two

when

map away from them

They

carry

to enforce that secre-

need be, especially against

farmers on the other side

himself in an animalistic existence

alert the

The farmers, who

of the island.

to

guard that

secret.

The

film deals

(internet photo)

this situation, in a surprising

visual way. for the

It

was

definitely shot

video-game generation.

Visually the movie

since

it

took place

is

appealing, in

one of

Thailand’s exotic national parks.

The

uninvited guests.

During the watch, Richard loses

ise,

story

Apocalypse

and

is

an interesting prem-

but done before with films like

it

Now and Deer Hunter,

probably does not compare

DSA

Learning Disabilities There has been considerable attention paid term “Learning Disability” as educators

become

in the past

1 1

coined

1 m

mathematics.

in the

to the

few years

1

increasingly aware of the

individual needs of students.

The term was

to

the

book written by Alex

Garland. Overall the movie did not live up to its potential, but

one of the best

and strangest performances

deliv-

ered was from Robert Carlyle.

The one weakness was Leonardo DiCaprio.

He gave

a

good per-

formance, but he really stuck out. This role was not for him.

Wed. Feb.

disability

problem, and

have a learning

how

how

to

diagnose

to help individuals

who

disability.

Research has taught us that

Learning

is,

1 a

:

disabilities affect

about

disabled students

show

2-5% of

stu-

marked

dif-

-

2pm

1

6

1 1

Since that time considerable

research has helped us to identify and classify

this

1

Oam -2pm Thurs. Feb. 17 Oam -2pm The Sanctuary

abilities,

exhibited difficulty learning in one of the basic

what a learning

Elections

VotinQ Oam

Tues. Feb. 15

1960’s to describe people who,

while having average or above average

academic areas such as reading, writing, or

I

Take the time to VOTE - it is your student government!

dents.

Learning

a

ference in what they are capable of learning and their

achievement

Learning

i

secrecy of the island.

The Beach.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

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1 1 1 1 I

any dope head could

in

with

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I

1 m

field

ever dream about, insist on the

they do arrive, so as not to

0

I

keep guard over the largest mari-

played by Tilda Swinton, orders

Daffy leaves Richard a

there

to

is full

people.

travels

map

to

which

of the cancerous parasites

Leonardo DiCaprio plays Richard

a copy of the

left

juana

beach paradise, compared

the rest of the world,

Richard

community

two bumbling American travellers he met on the way to the beach. Sal, the leader of the community,

Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Full

Monty). Daffy speaks about a perfect

played

Canet,

I

in certain areas.

disabled students do well in College

and University programs given the

right kind

of

Conestoga Night

support.

There

are tests and procedures that can help

identify the exact nature of the disability.

There

are strategies that can be used to help

overcome

While

a learning disability.

everyone has different leaning

learning disabilities are

styles,

marked areas of difficul-

ty.

A Message from and

Student Services

the Special

(Room 2B02)

Needs Office (Room 2A109)

a a a

a I a i 0

@

7

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SPOKE,

— Page 11

Feb. 21, 2000

Classified

Conestoga wins one, loses one

Travel

-

teach English:

5 days/40 hrs.

By

and second periods. The first goal for Conestoga was scored by Jay Funston at the end

the

Conestoga’s extramural team didn’t make it past their second

game during tournament

a one-day extramural

when

(April 3-7, 2000)

Sheridan scored twice in each of

Osment

Sherri

Conestoga

first

With one minute remaining

Mike Traynor,

the

the third period,

coach of Conestoga’s team, pulled the goalie to allow an extra player

on the

dence). 1000s of jobs avail-

in

on Feb.

The Conestoga team started the day with an 8 a.m. game against

course (or by correspon-

of the second period.

played host to eight visiting teams 1 1

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able

tion package,

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call toll-free:

Mohawk College. At the end of the third period the was tied 2-2. Both of Conestoga’s goals were scored in score

two minutes of the second

the last

“It

was a

fun time,

makes

it

Classified

fun.”

Paul Brown,

club tryouts

assisted by tie

Adam Ward. was broken, in a

shootout.

player

All

Conestoga’s shots went

Mohawk

three-

three in,

of

while

only managed to score

This brought the final score 3-2 for Conestoga in their

to first

Conestoga took at

against Trafalgar

to

2 p.m. for Sheridan

campus team.

the a

ice

game

College’s

8:15

defend

pm

team had

cham-

(Photo by Sherri Osment)

and intermediate (open age

it

said the

last year’s

group). To play or coach/manage or for more

information contact Joe or

pionship.

“The guys were out the

10

-

for our junior aged (18-23)

Conestoga player Mike Potter goes after the puck to keep out of Conestoga’s end during the extramural tournament on Feb. 1 1

the tournament.

to

pm

19

5,

Stanley Park public school

empty net. With the 5-1 loss to Sheridan, Conestoga was eliminated from

Coach Traynor

22, 29

1, 8,

April

Conestoga team’s defence to score their fifth and final goal on the

late

last

night and were not thinking about

game.

March

Sheridan managed to get past the

wanted

on two.

Wednesday

nights

by Kurt Mahon and Paul

Brown. The second goal for Conestoga was scored by Bob Gillow. He was

again

Angel’s Ladies Softball

Conestoga defence

was Conestoga’s scored by Joe Shumka. He was goal

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added he should have stayed in bed for the second game. “It was a fun time, the coach (Traynor)

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it

fun,”

said

Conestoga

defence player Paul Brown.

“It’s

fun to play with a bunch of guys that

you usually

just see in the

tournament was played

between

The championship game of

the

5 p.m.

campus and Seneca’s

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