Accident a valuable lesson By Donna Ryves Students spent Feb.
afternoon re-enacting an accident
scene on campus organized by the
The scenario was based on
accident that happened at a local university 10 years ago. Its purpose was to give LASA/police
experience in their
“This has been conceptualized
for 30 years,” says
Talking sex with Sue Johanson.
for program co-ordinator LASA/police foundations, who added a lot of planning was
required to stage the scenario.
involved including faculty, staff
and students from the college’s recreation centre, print shop, security services, health sciences, jour-
nalism program, paramedics pro-
gram and grounds crew. The Waterloo regional police also took part and have been working with LASA/police foun-
Two female LASA/police foundations students investigate a mock the paramedics. For more photos see pages 6 and 7.
accident scene while waiting for (Photo by Donna Ryves)
dations students throughout the
semester to prepare them for the
things that can’t be taught,
‘They act as resource personnel and mentors, they will be evaluating what the students do,” says
“Procedures follow what would
The rd-enactment involved and
crashing a motorcycle after a few
LASA/police foundations played
Brimblecomb, a part-time faculty continuing education, played
with a couple of pints
The bartender was them
instructed to cut
“My friends sort of volunme because they heard I
could drink the most,” said Druar. After Druar and Brimblecomb :ey
had makeup applied and
snowsuits zipped up, they were
properly positioned in the snow for the investigation to start.
Commentary Page 4
lowed by the “first officer on the scene,” and then security. “It was exciting and fun and a bit
must be learned through experi-
Laura Czekaj, a
second- year journalism student.
make alternative deciMahood. “Usually people measure success by how
work can in a
accident situation such as the one in
to the scene.
would be prohibited
“There are a
a real acci-
of lessons to be
supervisor of security services at
need more practhis
more comwhen I have more practice
tims at the scene.
well things go,
think you learn
more by how things don’t go.” The exercise is described problem-based
based after the
Regina, but they don’t go
The biggest concern was
Cameron Veitch, part-time faculty with LASA/police foundations.
Veitch explained the students are
taught theory, but until they are
blankets, the simulation
unknowns presented, unintentionor not, are a great learning expe-
and other supplies.
Students from the paramedics
the students the skills needed, said
prepared enough for
tice, I felt
pronounce the one victim
the police operate
coroner for the scenario. His job to
Martin, a second-year paramedic
program treated the accident
an actual, almost
the media and anyone else
was very overwhelming
time after arriving accident,” 'said
the first officer
a lot to take in
going through your mind
Health Sciences set up an “emer-
as everything you’ve learned over
gency room” for the victim in the nursing wing on campus, which
students did pretty well in per-
allowed the paramedic students to
together in one scenario.”
follow up with proper care, said
you’ve been to a dozen
things,” said Hunter.
Mahood. The exercise also permitted LASA/police foundations
provide LASA/police founda-
students to do legal interviewing
restrict the area to stop bystanders,
He explained the sce-
They used yellow caution tape
ly as possible.
at the college,”
scene. “I learned police
smoothly and the biggest benefit
Students paired with police
drinks at the Roost.
was a good
normally take place
There are a
opportunity to learn trol
part of the exer-
accident met the
to discuss the scenario.
Several exercises are to follow
including a criminal
ner’s inquest, a civil trial
through to the end of April.
— SPOKE, March
Woodworkers carving careers By Ray Bowe
Millworkers of Ontario award.
Except for a 15-minute lunch
for nine hours straight.
apprenticeship contest was held
11 at the
The event was sponsored by
“the province’s pre-
education, combining both tradi-
to Conestoga’s pub-
lic affairs office,
break; the cabinet-makers
methods and the most modem, computerized and advanced tional
Canada (AWMAC) and Ryobi power tools. Fourteen skilled woodworking
Ryobi tools brought
apprentices and technicians took
tools to be used in the contest
part in the competition.
which were subsequently donated to the woodworking program.
Each entrant was asked
a cabinet sions.
Event organizer Allan Sparling
Woodworking Centre on Feb. 17. Among the award winners Jody Wyman, first place; Greg McFarland, second place; Victor Maurice and
An awards ceremony was
were from left to right: Don MacKay, co-winners
before the contest to allow for
held at the
(Photo by Ray Bowe)
place for a cabinet-building contest.
were allowed to tools but had to use the wood provided which was largely composed of oddly cut
Hans Cullman and Dick Stronik from the AWMAC education
Jody Wyman. He received an award
be held in Banff from
bring in their
Cabinets were judged
The winning contestant AWMAC contest was
of the day by a panel of industry
from AWMAC and a gift certificate from Lee Valley Tools. The winning cabinet will now
experts including chief judge
Syd Thompson, Martin
Grinwis of Conestoga faculty and
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success or failure. into the
•when, where and
long they are scheduled;
be covered with emphasis on which
•what format the exam
have (multiple choice,
essay, short answer);
mark the exam covers. weeks before exams start, mark the times
•what percentage of your
1 1 1
what you need
1 I I 1 I I
study and the sources you notes,
middle of April. The champion wins a free trip annual convention
Other prizes included $500 from
Canada, a Ryobi power tool
and $200 from Lee Valley Tools.
“We have cabinet
and education,” said
nine hours to build a
from scratch wood,” said second-place winner
Greg McFarland, 21. McFarland won a Ryobi drill and $250 for the Architectural
College in Sault
lems and disagreements. She said the purpose of the
Confrontation Skills Training for
Conestoga faculty members and
and locations of each exam on a calendar. For each course,
exam period with your eyes wide open,
•how many exams you have and
indicate study periods
have time for each subject.
sources of help available to you: old exams,
or highlighted sections, text summaries and chapter questions.
faculty for help and information
about the exam.
1 1 M
exam and running
out of time
for the others;
for the course(s)
exam week. If
like to the
preparing for final
Student Services office, or attend
one of our workshops: “Preparing for Final Exams” workshop
Materials bursary of $500 and
shared third place in the
AWMAC cabinet contest.
“If a teacher
has failed a course or exam, he or she won’t say ‘by the failed.’
ment, the workshop focuses on students and dealing with prob-
“People have to be careful about
that an issue can be dealt with
28 and 29.
get angry easier now than they were in the past.
He simple way
and Arbus Jeff MacDonald, professors
College, said they will present a 10-step
lege employees to follow for the
to the stu-
successful managing of complex
they deal with others in
dent,” Torbay said in an
She said people are inclined
has been well received by
teachers and other professionals,”
them a strucmanaging various
said Arbus. “It gives
tured format for
types of confrontations and ical
Arbus added the model provides guidance in situations, which
faculty, support staff
1 I 1 1 1
model has been
I 1 1
sented to college and university
throughout North America and Scotland.
Mar 6 to Mar 8
Outside the education sector,
Arbus and MacDonald have
ered training to social workers,
welfare caseworkers and youth workers.
Neither Arbus nor
have been directly involved
•not starting early enough, leaving too
•overstudying for the
Other winners were Tim Scholman, who was awarded $250 for the S.C. Johnson and Son award and $1,000 for the Store Image Programs Inc. scholarship, and Don MacKay who
deal with problematic issues Feb.
on the calendar. By planning
classmates, study groups, class review time, text notes
both challenge and reward the
versations can be structured in a
Estimate the amount of study time you will need and
Faculty deals with confrontation
Whether to panic or to prepare. Whether to sulk or to study. Whether to become enlightened or to remain in the dark, hoping for the best. How you use your time and energy is up to you and will determine your level of
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friendly competition designed to
said in a press release, “This
incidents with students, but
they have received threats. “It is
our hope that
could act as a prevention tool to
minimize the chance of an
Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)
said there are limits to any
model and they do not suggest that one model is suitable for all situations, but they will discuss those
limits in the
Grads By Nicole Furlong
Hacking said the students
Approximately 97 per cent of
health sciences and
services graduates found related
employment within six months of graduation from the 1 997 personal support worker program at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.
The personal support worker
care in terms of personal care in a
and physical needs, mobility, personal appearance, comfort and
or institutional setting.
grams, students take theory in a lab setting but also delve into a
said about 55 to
cent of students choose to
an institutional setting compared
very successful as
“Students tend to gravitate to
about 45 per cent choosing a
“The personal support worker field is certainly a field where
for employment,” she
every February and September to provide
and prepares students
clients of all ages with the activities
of daily living.
dard first-aid certificate, basic
Starts this Call for
records and a criminal record search for students
home-care aspect of
personal support worker
and higher pay,” she
intake for February 2000, the pro-
The 16-week course
hours and clientele as well as less
as a Second Language
province-wide decrease in the gram’s retention rate
chooses to develop his/her prac-
ested in the
personal support workers are in
there are multiple opportunities
Admission to the which began on Feb.
Secondary School diploma, stan-
into the program.
by promoting their
independence, dignity, emotional
prepared to provide supportive
program has been running since the fall 1997 and according to the program chairperson, Nancy Hacking,
Hacking added the pay personal being
support workers receive
reviewed provincially as
sizes the fact that personal sup-
able to con-
tribute to the quality of life of
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— SPOKE, March
Special students are short-changed
on funding On
Jan. 27, the Ontario
increase of $40 million in
government announced an secondary and elementary
school special education funding. Special education has been chronically underfunded.
education hurts everyone affected,
especially students with learning disabilities.
Earl Manners, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, said in a press release that the Ontario government admitted last summer there
were problems with funding for special needs students. It took them another six months to address the problem, while at the same time, programs for special needs students have been slashed.
The funding announced
27 won’t be funnelled into
school boards until September 2000.
Here at Conestoga College, special needs services is having problems getting updated psycho-educational assessments of students with learning disabilities when they come to college because no money is provided for them.
These assessments are necessary
tion required for students with specific learning disabilities so they
can be properly assisted through spe-
Rick Casey, secondary school transition counsellor for special needs services, said because funding and resources have been cut in elementary and secondary
had the finances
schools, they haven’t
to help all of the
scale assessments aren’t being
being spent on students
disorders, so doors are being closed
on many other
facing Conestoga’s special needs
that accurate assessments have not
pleted within the last three years.
mentary school when they run into problems with reading, writing and math, but they aren’t tested again.
students entering college have not been assessed recently. is
required to help Conestoga
Without proper funding, students with special needs will not meet their potential.
will help, but
The $40-million increase it does not address the cuts already made and
lose special education funding.
provincial government needs to do
times reporters are permitted
Shortly after this episode, David
met up with Goliath once again. The two men, who had posed
the victims of the accident, left the
within the yellow tape, depending
scene and the yellow tape was coming down, so I went in for a
on who the
I complied with the officer’s back, move to suggestion although admittedly slowly, this did not condone the excessive use of force that he exhibited while he
by role-playing the and this
did with conviction.
At the accident scene I did everygood reporter is entitled to do. I took photos and asked questions and I received the predictable cold shoulder from the police foundation students who were posing as thing a
Until this point the
was everything I had anticipated, however that all changed when something happened that I believe
who shall grabbed me and
pushed me back. Granted, I was within the yellow tape, but legally I had every right to be where I was. forcefully
15 between and 12 next to the
part of aggressive reporters
“Up to the minimum to
stand within the yellow tape and
Reporters from Spoke were asked to participate
and what the
program mock accident on Feb. foundations
yellow tape is the where you can go.”
to the police tape
“Sometimes reporters can go
Staff Sgt. Matt Troigian of the Waterloo regional police deals with
Recent studies have shown the province’s funding of special
special needs services effectively
allow reporters to
ended up a
kids with learning disabilities are assessed in ele-
help in other areas.
The main problem
have severe behavioural challenges or developmental dents
done on students.
Most of elementary and secondary needs counsellors’ time
lost their psychologists, so full-
School boards have
students with disabilities.
closer look. At that
blocked my way and as he was politely asking me to move back, he was not so politely pushing me. Police pushing a reporter is strictaccording to forbidden, ly Troigian. Leading someone out of the area by the arm seems to be the
acceptable method of removal.
also acceptable for the police
Douglas, program co-ordi-
to protect the evidence.
“If a reporter was trampling on a crime scene and an officer asked them to move back and they didn’t, technically they could be arrested,” said Troigian. “But
helped organize the
and said the individual in question may have gotten carried away. “Although the students were expected to protect the scene,” he said, “I would have hoped the per-
son had remained within boundaries of safety.”
SPOKE is mainly
Keeping Conestoga College connected
cer at the scene.”
might have been caught up in his role-playing and acted in an exaggerated manner. Douglas was among the teachers from the LASA/police foundations program who questioned me during the accident as to why I had let myself be physically removed from the scene. Well the answer to that comes down to numbers, 180 pounds or more of officer versus police
opinion the officer
accident misjudged his limi-
tations in the role of officer
admit to being per-
during the accident and in
the officer’s view
may have been
a pain in the butt. However,
accident had been real and this officer had
with me, rather than write a column, I would have slapped a lawsuit
on him so
he would have
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could be,” Tailleur said, adding
she intended to run for
(CBSA) elected its new execucouncil members for the 2000/2001
Tailleur said she hopes to accomplish a lot
Anne Tailleur, a first-year marketing dent who was elected CBSA president,
and Katie Henhoeffer, dent,
intended to run for vice-president.
CBSA president, CBSA vice-presi-
CBSA Web page
fund-raising techniques and keeping
updated and organized.
have many great ideas and plan to expand
Joe Bentley, a first-year computer program-
want to be the best
and has time during the week
the first problems
studies and be a resident or
dent in Wellington County.
Applicants must provide two
An organization called Guelph Women In Networking, a group
recommendation, one being academic and the other being an employer or community
of female entrepreneurs and
women, wants to help female new
recipient of the
office located at
They were unavailable
along with other
ence in the
images, effective communication ability to manage work and home responsi-
a visible differ-
women when they first
program compared when they leave. “The growth enter the
at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus. The new program enables
Information sessions for the pro-
March 6 from 10
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was elected promotions co-ordiMatthew Levert was elected treas-
nized as a “traditional” career for
they believe their is
be picked up
college student currently enrolled
award must be a full-time female in a
well as extracurricular and profes-
with each other in order to leam more about
Focus for Change is a new profor single mothers being
course of study
students set their pace for the
millennium and help
to increase the
small blurb: exposure, exposure and
to the students, the college
and the world,” he
council to help business students interact
By Talisha Matheson
scholarship offered applicants
was elected communication co-ordina-
By Ray Bowe
Randy Pelley, a first-year computer programmer analyst student, was elected com-
business as a whole.
the students at Conestoga,” Carpani said.
and the various classes,”
Sue Carpani, a second-year marketing dent,
“I’m hoping to increase communication
council between the
changed her mind.
on the previous years’ ideas as well,” she
“Their encouragement and enthusiasm for
ing the “I
approached Tailleur about running for
Association and non-business students, creat-
said he got involved with the
improve the CBSA.
more frequently with
school year Feb. 10.
because he enjoys tackling leadership positions
her third year of school.
Doon Students $2 Guests $4
â€” SPOKE, March.
LASA/police foundations students examine the tracks where a motorcycle
Above, paramedic students examine the accident
(Photo by Donna Ryves)
(Photo by Taiisha Matheson)
Conestoga students "(tillÂŠ
LASA/police foundations and journalism students gathered near the recreation centre Feb. 15 to take part in an accident scenario.
Students role-played various parts including police officers, college security,
paramedics, reporters, photographers and accident victims.
was based on a
real accident that
at a local university
The event was staged
Above, Kerry Druar, a second year LASA/police foundations
played the part of a victim, takes a break during the mock accident scenario Feb. 15. student,
(Photo by Sherri Osment)
Right, Druar lies in the snow behind the recreation centre. (Photo by Donna Ryves)
to give the students
in their fields.
victim of the accident. (Photo by Sherri Osment)
â€” Page 7
paramedic students take Druar
to the hospital.
(Photo by Waierian Czarnecki)
Above, Greg Brimblecomb, a part-time teacher in continuing education, gets his makeup applied by Bob Mahood, the paramedic program co-ordinator for the LASA/police foundations mock accident scenario.
— SPOKE, March
Sue Johanson answers sexual questions Through
By Mike Radatus
schools she gained a reputation
Sue Johanson says question she gets
OK to swallow ejaculation. scary because of the risk
Network) on Sundays, answers
universities and college, iy Today she speaks at about 48 different colleges and universities
questions from viewers on sexu-
Although she receives a variety
Kinky toys spice up love
of questions, she has a couple of
questions that are
By Mike Radatus
held an adventure for their
which offered some kinky toys your
Reta Craig, a Fantasia consult-
tion of the different toys, books,
can be pur-
Craig said one of the most popuproducts
his erect penis he
will last longer,” Craig said.
the pleasure balm, a
both partners’ love
you can get sexciting cream.
vaginal walls begin to contract and
beaded dolphin, the
Balls, the precious
they can reach an orgasm, while
behaviour for both
males most frequently ask
career teaching sex education in
and cookie cutters
three sizes can
also be pur-
Johanson also talked about how is more common for men to examine their genitals than women,
always been told
that nice girls don’t look at their
they can increase the size of their
Craig said penis-shaped ice cube trays
interested in teach-
youths when she a clinic and was an
Craig also had some toys for
Craig also organizes Fantasia parties in private homes for people
eyewitness to pregnant teens and teens with sexually transmitted
three books. Talk Sex,
19 and older.
that she said they should-
She said it is so popular because most men only last about two min-
hidden delights, a
vibrator with an expandable ring that
goes around the man’s penis.
do not cost
anything to hold because Craig
makes her money from
the sale of
she touched on masturbation and
The most popular question asked by female viewers is how
Johanson is a nurse by profession, however, she started her
and for-playing cards.
has ever been,
visit to the
“They come in small, medium and liar,” she said.
asleep and leave
Other toys include the pink kan-
and the man’s penis.
potion containing a mild desensi-
stimulates both the toris
headaches, cold sores and mosqui-
For those looking for a product
ant, did a
with a wet spot, but
Canada each year, was the eighth
Johanson has come to Conestoga College and she said the crowd
than others. the
tinned to speak in schools, most-
products that could be purchased.
Sex with Sue Johanson on
Johanson started on Q 107 with first sex show and later, in
Johanson, currently the
she used to get
Rogers cable with Talk Sex'. During this period she has con-
(Photo by Mike Radatus)
involved in radio and television.
Michelle Muia holds the precious gem dildo and Reta Craig, a representative of Fantasia, holds a beaded dolphin dildo at the Pub/Fantasia Party in the Sanctuary Feb. 14. These were just two of
that these kids
were not sexually educated and were in abusive relationships, by that I don’t
as manipulative,” she said,
should look selves,” she said,
also the author of
Naturally Perfect and Sex, Sex
and More Sex.
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— Page 9
Pitch Black leaves viewers in dark tinuous action, and there are a few
because the beginning allows the
people to live and then the writer
almost every character.
The movie has weak morals and
However somewhat confusing. The film loses credibility the point of the
end there was a sense of dis-
SELF-ESTEEM By Donna Ryves Things aren’t always the way they seem, especially for the group
have to fight for seemingly
planet in the
film Pitch Black.
across the universe crashes on a
sandy desert planet that has three
Worry about what others are thinking about you? Put yourself down? Have feelings about not being good enough? Answer YES to any of the above questions?
always day on the planet
with no sign of nightfall. every 22 years there
and the planet finds
A SELF ESTEEM WORKSHOP MAY BE RIGHT FOR
film written and directed
The cast is made up of relatively unknown actors. They include Vin Diesel (The
register bring a
° copy of your timetable before March 7
time to be determined
Iron Giant, Saving Private Ryan),
Radha Mitchell (Love and Other
This 4 session workshop to be held beginning the week of March 21, 2000.
Catastrophes) and Cole Hauser
(Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused).
survivors include the ship’s
challenged with the choice of
killing the sleeping passengers or
them plunge to their fate. She has the combination of sex appeal and girl power on screen and is the strength of the group. In letting
the end, she chooses whether to live or die for the others.
transporting a murderer,
be trustworthy and possesses
Pitch Black. (Internet photo)
him of being a drug
characters are stranded in
a world full of hideous, biting,
eerie creatures that avoid the
eventually sets the murderer
suns but appear in flocks at
with the appropriate
revenge in the end.
In essence, the plot of Pitch
a sexy, bad-ass criminal with
reveals a surpris-
ing depth and quality in his character.
Space explorers examine the remains three suns of an alien planet.
They are hungry and human flesh.
The murderer, Riddick is
officer Johns (Hauser),
main female character. At the beginning of the film she is
Vin Diesel gives depth to his character
the crew’s struggle to
intense with con-
have been bleached by the (Internet photo)
- Lynn Robbins
The Kid with wrists By Ray Bowe
Kid Koala barricaded himself
his If there
were ever a
dia record, this
a sampler,” he says with a boister-
you They had to
keep sliding the food and water
and over 40 min-
under the door.
scratching around. I
think this (record)
going to scare too is
easily concur that
very supportive with a large,
same 400 people,”
he says jokingly.
The album was
of the loops and breakdowns
on the album are simply
always something going on, but
using a multi-track recorder and
should have used
ous chuckle. “If you hear a loop,
two copies of the same
record going back and forth.
doesn’t have that hypnotic effect perfect loops have.
record really hard to dance
feeds off Montreal’s constant
affliction that causes
inflammation in the wrist
city with a lot of energy.
Koala suffers from Carpal Tunnel
energy. “Montreal’s a really tiny
as Eric San. “But other
days I’m thinking
many people, this
evil thing,” says
healing process, trying to balance
should go outside.’
and think maybe
complete. “I treated the album as a
Syndrome, features a comic book, a utes
studio until the record
What’s more important the wacky sounds or the funky beats? symbiotic,” says
Kid Koala. “You
can take a chicken and turn beat
you want.” And he did
Like Irregular Chickens.
The album was delayed because Kid Koala admits he didn’t know
would take to record an “The most tedious
drastically.’ That’s the
their entirety trying to find the parts
the records had been
to try to
When you go
moved me. The accom-
and 90 per cent of the never seen before. That
incredible, stuff I’d
opened a the
short period of time,
much have and
of doors. They were
ones for me, that
going to change things
and vice versa. At
“cracking his head open”
band gives him the chords and changes and he has to find similar the
sounds on other records. asked
challenge, he replied “Very much,
keep the groove. There’s also
just being an integral
part of the band.” Bullfrog
panies Kid Koala on the tracks
Naptime and Barhopper 2. The 30-page comic book featured with the album was done by Kid
He considers himself retired from try things I
pressure you train for.”
competition. “The album freed
amount they were able
in to record this
show everything you’ve got
did their routine in 1993 or
everything together, which
Kid Koala began to DJ at a very young age by cutting up his sister’s 45s. He was later inspired by
His job in Bullfrog
could live with for a
on Carpal Tunnel not likely to
1995, has battled on
1994, that really (internet photo)
drums, percussion and Kid Koala
Kid Koala says he treats Bullfrog and his solo scratching equally.
record an album.”
out of Lego,” he says, “not nec-
“When Q-Bert and (Mix
occasions. However, he says
ing to build a two-storey building
DJ legends Q-Bert and Mix
way to the stage. “When I went
in the studio. “It’s like try-
are extremely important.
In the scratching industry, tles
acquired, the album
obtain the elusive second copy.
was meticulously planned and then laid
bachelor of education degree.
for me,” says the
For example, in Music for Morning People, he had to find two copies of the same record which featured one of the main beats. It required numerous tour stops to
munches on some
tening to thousands of records in
Kid Koala mixes
Koala while waiting for the record
took him six
produce the comic.
“After nine hours on the decks,
have the decibels blasting out of
DJs going crazy on the cross-faders and visual
involve ears, so I’d just start doo-
the speakers, the
Apart from his solo DJ
Kid Koala also plays with a
piece jazz band called Bullfrog.
do something that didn’t
quick to point out that
the comic, about a DJ,
adventure/family-coming-of-age reality check.”
he has created. the
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proud of the record
and the United
“I’m down to do shows time,” he says.
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— Page 11
Foo Fighters mature on new CD By Adam Wilson After two successful albums and stepping out from the
Nirvana, the Foo Fighters have released their most mature
Grohl and the Foo Fighters have done a lot of growing up in the last couple years.
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music with Foo fast-paced guitar riffs and drum beats, as well as a new pop
Everlong off Colour and the Shape,
to deal with the stress of student life
not the best
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This album Fighters
their best release to date.
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show a new
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Having former guitarist Pat Smear leave the band probably took away some desire to play the driving, hard music the band
albums. Others like
The album, There is Nothing Left to Lose, is a mix of classic Fighters-style
the band, a side that wants to be
make Frank Black
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Condors end A hockey roundup
— Page 12
season report card
how team members played
By Nicole Furlong
Jamie Hickey: C This defensive player had a very hard shot
The Conestoga Condors’ varsity men’s hockey season has come to an end.
and handled the puck the ice
Craig McBrearty: B-
Their efforts were hampered by
Took care of
in the loss of players,
and strategy changes and adjusting to fresh faces added to the team. Throughout the season there have been sevguys on the team
lead the team
Snyder, the following
report card for the
Conestoga hockey team.
brought experience to the team.
Dave Stewart: A
who He was
Steve Wesseling: B-
Wesseling was a penalty
Jamie Taylor: B-
a great two-
Taylor’s goaltending got the
player and a very hard worker.
remained the team’s top goal scorer due
time he stepped on the Strongest in the second half of the
phenomenal stick handling and offensive powerhouse style.
with his great glove hand.
Although he didn’t see much ice time, Kulau was a smart player who hustled every
Anthony Gignac: B+
with an aggressive style.
season with a separated shoulder, he
half of their season as he
game. His game has gotten better with
Although Woodley was out for part of the
Rudney had a good attitude towards the game and was a tough competitor. Big things are expected from him next year.
as he played
Mike Rudney: C-
was very much a
very talented power forward.
Mike Traynor: A+
Traynor was a four-year veteran
and aggressively and was the
Played smart on the
Duce: C+ a lot of heart and has
the ice defensively, played
a mature presence on the ice,
Dave Longarini: A+ Dominated
Duce played with
nearly every position this season.
also displayed on-
not afraid of the
Dave Galbraith: AGalbraith was the team’s face-off
With the help of
end and was a solid two-
Association season. These guys deserve
way defenceman. He was
a force on
battled through their sea-
son fighting for a playoff berth. injuries
when he wanted
giving 110 per
Greg Thede: A+
leadership and respectable qualities both on
Jon Suckert: B+
Shaun Spence: B-
Suckert was not afraid of the physical
game and gave
game 100 per
and off the
Spence took a hit to make the play as he gave 100 per cent to his game.
strong and he has definitely been a great asset to the
Conestoga demolished By
Conestoga’s team’s season
hockey an abrupt
end on Feb. 1 8, as the players blew their chance at a playoff spot after being pummelled by Cambrian College 9-0.
Athletic Association league, barely
holding on to a playoff berth.
The hockey team
ing up only six penalty minutes in
Cambrian College sat one spot under Conestoga in fifth tied with Sault College. With this important
push the bottom of the into fourth to
three goals per period, five
their usual aggressive style, rack-
course (or by correspondence).
Although Conestoga tried to hold on to the game, they did not play
1000s of jobs available
(April 3-7, 2000)
clockwork with Cambrian scoring
5 days/40 hrs.
of playoff contention.
The game seemed
The Condors went to Sudbury for their final game sitting in fourth
started in net
was a disappointing
for his inaugural coaching
game. Among them were Steve Wesseling and Dave Galbraith who were out of town and Craig
McBrearty who was out on
game. To no avail, Cambrian nabbed the big win, leaving Conestoga
“Conestoga is a better team than what they displayed in this game,” he said. Snyder added there was a large number of first-year players on the team this year. He said next year the team will have more experience
and better things are expected of
played a good season with a
Conestoga took three more shots on net than Cambrian. Assistant coach Jason Snyder
for Conestoga, but after the first
in the first period
scored, Jamie Taylor was brought on the ice for the rest of the
be attributed to the
several key players missing for the
also lost forward
Brent Shantz halfway through the first period due to a shoulder injury.
the guys lot
“Hopefully next year there will be a better outcome.”