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— No. 13

33rd Year

APRIL

What’s Inside

10,

2000

Conestoga No. By Laura Czekaj

again

1

Results from the survey indicate

But shares ranking with

improved on a whole compared to last year’s rankings. Mullan said there are a number of that colleges

Conestoga College has retained its No. 1 status in the Key Performance Indicators survey,

according

Ministry

the

to

year Conestoga

this

shares the No.

ranking with

1

Confederation College in Thunder

Even though Conestoga placed No. in

Snapcase performs

live

1

overall,

employment

isfaction,

at Call the Office.

FWGE7

it

did not place

any of the four surveys

ate

services and facilities.

gradu-

-

in

February surveyed students, graduates

and employers.

Results from the survey

show that

in the top tier of

tying

colleges,

for

with

first

Confederation College, with both

an

achieving

85.50

average.

sat-

Loyalist College in Belleville

satisfaction

and

in third with

came

an 85.25 average and

student satisfaction.

Durham College

The annual independent surveys of Ontario’s 25 community colleges

85 average.

Simcoe with an

in

are conducted to establish account-

Conestoga achieved 91 per cent graduate employment, the second

and excellence benchmarks

consecutive year of performance

ability

On

called key performance indicators.

above 90 per

The surveys

satisfaction survey 84 per cent of respondents were “very satisfied/sat-

and

consist of 95 mutual

five college-specific questions

regarding

programs,

faculty

cent.

the graduate

which marks an eight per

isfied”

Employer

by 12 showing 90

satisfaction rose

per cent from

last year,

per cent of Conestoga employers

graduate

rate,

employer

first

this

happened.

data from last year’s survey,” he

cent increase from last year.

conducted

surveys

Conestoga remains

Bay.

why

“Colleges have improved with

The

Universities.

However,

reasons

of

and

Colleges

Training,

Confederation College

responded “very

satisfied/satisfied.”

77 per cent of respondents said they were “very In student satisfaction

satisfied/satisfied,”

which

is

consis-

Conestoga also ranked No.

1

in

more comfortable with

the survey

the second time around.”

Conestoga president John Tibbits said in an April 5 press release, “I

pleased with the results.

much

which is positive for the tem and the students we

tions, said in

lege

is

an interview the col-

very happy with the results

“We

are

compared

The next

happy with the to last year,”

he

statistics

said.

serve.” college,

is

to analyze the

results of the survey to

determine the

where students want the college improve. He said this will be done

areas

by analyzing the surveys according to semester, program and question.

DSA

set

change

to

name

their

CSI

to Condors soccer team

entire sys-

step for the

according to Mullan,

to

of the survey.

note

closer than last year,

are

per cent) and quality of facilities

finance and administration opera-

I

that the rankings of the top colleges

the areas of quality of services (75

and resources (78 per cent). Kevin Mullan, vice-president of

improved

satisfaction has

possibly because employers are

am

tent with last year’s results.

“Graduate satisfaction and

said.

employer

By Mike Radatus

blows Sonics away. F*VGE8

The Doon Student Association its name in

has decided to change

an attempt to better serve students of

all

Conestoga College cam-

puses.

Conestoga College president John the technology

in-fill

wing.

Tibbits presents the

The DSA donated $84,000

DSA

The board of

with a plaque for their contribution to

to the addition. (Photo by Mike Radatus)

DSA

recognized

donation

for

DSA

money because

it

was

for a project

would help the students of Conestoga College.

that

Conestoga

College

president

John Tibbits presented the

Star jeopardizing campus newspapers.

F*VGE2

Commentary

DSA

money

to the college for

technology wing

ment,

as

March 29. The DSA donated $84,000 to the college, which was broken down into two instalments, $42,000 this

donate

money

year and $42,000 next year.

province funded $3.6 million leav-

in-fill

addition

The expansion, which opened

in

classroom space, an enlargement of

DSA

loose

let

ities

well,” said

The tion

improve-

we

students,

should

the college

to

as

Menage.

total cost

was

$3.9

of the

in-fill

million.

addi-

The

Conestoga College requested the

match the college’s

program request-

ed $30,000 for a DJ booth

this

The

college’s request for a grant

from the 99

it

DSA

stated that in 1998-

had an application that

exceeded

rate for

six appli-

the

is

focused on serving students of

all

campuses.

DSA

Students

cations for each available seat in a

Students.

program.

The need for funding is a result of employer demand in highdemand programs that far exceeds

It will cost the DSA between $300 and $400 to design a new logo to go with the new name. The board also decided to rework

budget to include replacing

the college’s current ability to pro-

the

duce a significant number of grad-

items that have a

and a reconfiguration of

exist-

anticipated shortfall of the provin-

uates.

items with the

college asking for $150,000, or an

er labs.

amount

DSA said the

president Ellen

DSA

wanted

Menage

to donate the

the

This resulted

DSA

in the

would deem

appropriate.

The

DSA

receives such requests

over

Conestoga Student Association, Federation of Conestoga Students and Conestoga Federation of

invest-

cial funding.

Conestoga

chose

Incorporated

ment, dollar for dollar, up to the

ment and enhancement of comput-

in

DSA

facil-

ing space to provide for an enlarge-

put

to

new name

order to show that the

The

year.

programs

ing a shortfall of $300,000.

DSA

the broadcasting

For example,

in

wanted

machining training

the metal

Goon squad

donates

with a plaque for their grant to the

August 1999, consists of additional

Pace 2

community

the

“If

for grants each year.

Menage

president Ellen

the

said

Conestoga

By Mike Radatus

directors voted to

change the DSA’s name to Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) on March 29.

The population growth

in

the

The old items

Waterloo region will also increase

prizes

demand by ming at the

dents.

cation.

students for programcollege, said the appli-

or

Menage using the

DSA

new CSI will

logo with logo.

be given as

auctioned off to stu-

said the

DSA

new name May

will start 1


— SPOKE, April

Page 2

10,

2000

Students’ voice stifled by Star Star has invaded Wilfrid Laurier University and, as a result, the student newspaper’s future is in jeopardy. WLU’s newspaper, the Cord, is at risk because the university is nego-

Hie Toronto

distribute free tiating a deal with the Star, permitting the Star to

pers on

campus on a

newspa-

daily basis.

realm of Student newspapers are enraged at the Star’s intrusion into the campuses and they should be because the monstrous daily is circulation taking readers from student papers in order to boost its own university

rates.

,

WLU management are allowing themselves to be blinded by the Star s locatimportance and as a result they are failing to protect the resources ed on their own campus, namely the student newspaper. president, said during a recent interview that Dr. Bob Rosehart,

WLU

there is an academic benefit to having the Star

on campus and

that

it is

not a threat to the student newspaper.

doesn’t Sarah Schiefer, editor-in-chief of the Cord, says the president paper. appreciate the fact that the Star’s presence will harm the student The Cord fears that the Star’s presence on campus will cause a drop in and a possible loss of advertising revenues should the Star circulation

print split-run issues, issues that include

campus information

for Ontario

universities.

They Student newspapers are the manifestation of the students voice. also can inform students of entertainment and upcoming events, but they tuition to housfrom everything about concerns their express let students ing to food in the cafeteria. could The Star may have its finger on the pulse of the nation, but they written by stunever effectively express the students’ voice, as a paper

dents can.

dated Dec. original contract between the school and the Star was commit1999 and was negotiated by the advertising and sponsorship the However, representatives. student and faculty of tee that is composed not involved students on the committee from student publications were were they made aware of meetings with the Star. The student paper

The

8,

nor

was only made aware of the “I’m appalled

deal

at the university

on March 15, according to Schiefer. and the students’ union,” she said. "I’m

disheartened to think that we aren’t being garnered the respect we deserve, especially leaving us out of the loop.” Although the Cord receives supplements from the student union, the newspaper is in the process of turning to outside advertising to provide revenue. Their fears are well founded, according to Yaron Blanc, editor-in-chief of Excalibur, York University’s newspaper.

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X

all

Blanc said the Star has been giving away newspapers at York since September where the student newspaper was also excluded from negotiout of ations with the Star. Excalibur, which is the primary student paper presence will the 12 papers on campus, is waiting to see how the Star’s

Goon squad Tough guys

NHL

rule

affect Excalibur’ s circulation rates.

Blanc added that the Star’s racks give them an unfair advantage.

“They come on campus with these huge, monster, big blue racks and the it’s more accessible, but for us we kind of get lost in they shuffle,” he said. “They were using York as a springboard and if were successful here they were going to go all over.” for the students

Excalibur staff has looked into possible legal angles with results pendstudents ing. They are also attempting to purchase big racks to entice the to pick

up

As as

Excalibur and the Cord aren’t alone in their fight; Ryerson Polytechnic University has battled the Star in the past and won, for the moment. Liane McLarty, general manager of the Eyeopener, one of Ryerson’s

the

goons

The

Star’s ambitious attempt to steal advertisers

and circulation from newspaper

appalling. If the student

Ontario’s university newspapers is their opindies, students’ will be without a vehicle in which to express ions and concerns.

be only a matter of time before all student newspapers are fightstudents will ing for their lives and if the Star succeeds in its takeover, the be the ones that suffer. It

may

Spoke

make

detractor to

players think

Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Star players have always had

Peter Bondra,

Simon is the team’s tough guy, amassing close to 150

their “guardian angels.”

above just fighting,

penalty minutes.

with the

through fierce checking in the corners to drawing retaliatory penalties against the other team’s heavy-

This dual role

level

a

can elevate their play

become

just as valu-

able as the team’s superstar.

A

prime example of a goon

ele-

is

one of the main

During Wayne Gretzky’s heyday

Edmonton

Oilers, in the

NHL’s insticame in form of Dave Semenko, a mon-

early 80s, prior to the

Caps are leading their division and are second in the

gator rule, his protection

league.

strous

reasons the

Tough guys have seen their in the game change over the

role

past

leaves

twice about taking liberties on star players, such as the late-season mugging of star right-winger

approach.

Goons who

it

teams unable to police themselves. There has to be an on-ice

playoffs

the

defenceman who could bare-

ly skate.

The

intimidation factor

was enor-

Domi has worked on his skating over the past few seasons to develop into one of the Toronto Maple

regarding the instigator rule.

The

mous, however. Semenko was one of the toughest guys in the league

that

any

in those days.

Leafs’ faster skaters, a skill which has led to numerous penalties

to

vating his play

WLU were made, but none of the calls was

in the season.

In addition to being the Caps’

Cup

weight, can

returned.

go

feet

fiercely debated because

leading goal scorer, currently more of a threat than perennial all-star

Stanley

approved papers are allowed to be distributed for free on campus. She added that administration is currently in the process of amending the clause and that the Eyeopener staff believes the Star will surface on campus by next fall. The Eyeopener is mainly funded by advertising and the concern is that to contact the Star concerning their presence at

to

16.

the

as

games

His previous season high was but

hockey

any

to

advertising revenue will dry up.

three

team, especial-

student papers, said the Star attempted to distribute on campus in August student govlast year, but they were thwarted by a clause in Ryerson’s ernment constitution. The clause says only campus papers and other

Numerous attempts

a

are

valuable part of

ly

their paper.

may

it

sound,

and quick

with brute force

of rugged Washington Capitals left-winger Chris Simon who is on pace for a 30-goal season. He had 29 goals as of April 2 with

barbaric

loose

let

is

Tie Domi.

being called against Leaf opponents because Domi has learned to

keep his feet moving all the time. My Leaf bias aside, the biggest surprise this year may be the play

few years due instigator

rule

to

rule

states

player initiating a fight

changes

is

subject

immediate ejection from the game. Facing such stiff rules, NHL tough guys have had to step up their games like Domi and Simon

sional I

game.

guarantee you that the winner of

the Stanley

have

instigator

has been

rule

SPOKE

Go

Cup

at least

goon on

have.

The

But he’d never make it in the league today due to his one-dimen-

in early

one

June will

partially skilled

the squad.

Leafs!

mainly funded from September to May by the Doon The views and opinions expressed newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views of is

Student Association (DSA).

Keeping Conestoga College connected

in

this

in SPOKE are not DSA unless their advertisements contain the SPOKE shall not be liable for any damages arising

Conestoga College or the DSA. Advertisers endorsed by the

DSA

SPOKE

is

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College. Editor: Laura Czekaj; News Editor: Ray Bowe;

Photo Editor: Donna Ryves Production Manager: Ray Bowe; Advertising Manager. Mike Radatus; Faculty Adviser: Sharon Dietz Circulation Manager: Sherri Osment; Faculty Supervisor: Christina Jonas; Ontario, N2G 4M4. Kitchener, 4B14, Room Dr., Doon Valley SPOKE’s address is 299 spoke@conestogac.on.ca E-mail: 748-3534 694 Fax: 692, 693, ext. 691, 748-5220, Phone:

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for the

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.

SPOKE, April

mock

at

Human

learned

Life skills

criminal

By Donna Ryves

was

and

trials

a

coroner’s

and

civil

lawyers and insurance investiga-

defendant

plaintiff

tors.

Journalism and paramedic stu-

gram.

The trials and inquest are follow-up exercises to a mock motorcycle accident held on cam-

dents and employees at the Roost

pus Feb.

accident.

15.

The criminal 4 started

trial

held on April

10 a.m. and ran until 3

at

were narrowed so

Trial issues trial

length was shorter than

Both the coroner’s inquest and civil trial will

The inquest at

be held on April

trial will start

p.m. and run until 4 p.m.

included five resource lawyers.

Three aided

in criminal consulta-

and two aided

mat-

in civil

Heather Main, a part-time facul-

member

in

LASA/police foun-

dations and a lawyer

who

is

prac-

tising civil litigation, acted as a

resource person for the exercise.

Main

a

second-year

foundations

stu-

Druar was the driver of the motorcycle

in the

mock

accident

negligence causing death.”

His

over the

legal limit for intoxication.

In real life, the

year

minimum

tion

is

penala one-

Impaired driving causing death

would

result in a prison sentence

maximum. Criminal

negligence causing death would earn any amount of driving prohibition and/or life imprisonment.

The exercise not only teaches

how

students

the process of their

initial

job works, but also improves the

planning and organization of the

program by finding out where the

trial.

holes are,

assisted

with the

“The point of the criminal trial is not to test the students’ knowledge of law, nor is it to teach them law,”

Main

“We

said.

how

said.

“There are things that can’t be taught in a classroom,”

Main

said.

“The students are learning

real-

life skills.”

teaching

are

process of

Main

them the

the different skills

During dents

are

this

exercise the

who

courses are used in various roles.”

a real-life attitude,

Other roles were played by

stu-

stu-

encountering people

they have been learning in their

aren’t co-operative,

Main

which

is

said.

“They are learning a whole

lot

individually and as a group,” she

dents.

The Crown

attorney

was played

added.

by Rebecca Dougherty, a secondyear LASA/police foundations stu-

LASA/police

dent. Sarah Pooley, a second-year

dents prepared reports and inter-

LASA/police foundations

viewed witnesses.

student,

played the criminal defence lawyer

and

Amy

Reilly,

a second-year

LASA/police foundations

student,

In

preparation

Students

who

for

the

trial,

foundations

stu-

played insurance

investigators had to prepare back-

ground reports for

liability issues.

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Participants in the criminal trial

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of their involvement in the

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real life.

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were potential witnesses because

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p.m., with a break for lunch.

the

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mem-

inquest are being staged by the

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Page 4

— SPOKE, April

10,

2000

Local 238 presents

Achieve a great degree of success

Randall, vice-president of the sup-

By Donna Ryves

leaving your job.

port staff union local at Conestoga.

post-diploma Athabasca University, Canada s leader in distance education, offers Information Computing Communication, Administration, bachelor degrees in Science. Systems, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Nursing, and

Ontario Public Service Employees represents which Union,

your degree.

and have work experience

Under

Non-formal education or training and/or significant work

$13.14 and goes to $25.81.

the bargaining team.

may

bargain for a higher percent-

work-

staff

of Applied

“The biggest issue for everyone is an

and

Arts

Technology (CAAT). The union is in the process of

increase

wait? Apply today!

the

management of the

Ann 1-

800 - 788 - 9041

Dan Randal! vice-president of the

or visit

at

Conestoga, was one

of seven members elected to

e-mail auinfo@athabascau.ca,

support staff union at Conestoga College

colleges.

Wallace, president of the

union local

,

sit

Other demands include improved

on

The other six members elected came from George Brown, Fanshawe, Sir

dental

Seneca,

guage

the bargaining team.

www.athabascau.ca

Fleming,

Sanford

Canadas ft pen University

include lan-

in the layoff article,

Jensen

said.

leges.

“This is not a huge concern at Conestoga, but affects the colleges

“We

got a good balance of people

union Conestoga a

TUTORS AND HOSTS HELPED MANY STUDENTS THIS SEMESTER FROM ALL PROGRAM AREAS

and medical benefits for

members and retirees. The demands also

Confederation and Cambrian col-

to represent us,” said

PEER TUTORS AND PEER HOSTS DESERVE A THANK-YOU! !!

wage

in

percentage.”

Council of Regents, representing

Why

three to eight per cent

age.

Community

Ontario’s

Colleges

minimum

pay increase. However, other locals

represents about 15,000

for

local is asking for

The Conestoga a

negotiating a province-wide agreement for support staff with the

experience in the field

the hourly pay range

starts at

ing

in the field

the current contract for

demands for a new contract on March 4 and 5. The agenda included prioritizing demands and electing members for

OPSEU

h-*•

percentage,”

staff,

academic and support

(/>

wage

said.

support

you have:

You can apply for admission to all • A two- or three-year college diploma in a related field You can apply for admission to some programs if you have: • A prior degree, or have completed two years of university if

an increase in

Randall

present

toward Your two- or three-year diploma could put you half-way or better

programs

is

Conestoga College’s support staff, attended a conference in Toronto to

they'd like.

issue for everyone

“The biggest

of Local 238 of the

Members

the career and These bachelor degrees have been developed in response to that the lack of a find cases, many in who, professionals advancement needs of as quickly as degree prevents them from progressing in their fields as far or

demands

contract

your earning Increase your marketability, advance your career, and improve selfpower with a university degree that builds on your college diploma... a without home-study, through time own your on earn paced degree you can

up north,” she Local 238

Ruth Jensen, the

with

steward

who also attended “We got the get-in-

increase the

local,

the conference.

said. is

seeking to

also

number of vacation

days. Currently, a person with one

your-face type to bargain for us and

to six years experience receives 15

the reasonable type as well.”

vacation days while a person with

The bargaining team will meet in April to prepare demands which will be proposed in May. The cur-

20 years receives 27. Education and training is also a priority. Employees are also asking to receive training and retraining

rent contract runs out at the

end of

and for reduced

August.

Top

issues

for

staff

wages, benefits, job security, vacation

and

education,

Dan

said

rates for family

members who take part-time college courses. They are also asking

include

that

books and supplies be paid

for.

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see graduation

I

in

Career fair 2000 at college

your future

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce held its 2000 Career at Conestoga College on March 29. The event, which took place in

Fair

the

recreation

many

centre,

exhibitors

Association

featured

including

of

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A One-Year

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Service and Conestoga College nursing, robotics and post-second-

Call for

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The fair gave students from elementary and secondary schools the chance to enquire about career

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ext.

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opportunities.

About 2,000 students from the Cambridge area were in attendance.

Some

were Preston high

participated

school and

Joseph elementary. Conestoga College and Human Resources Development Canada sponsored the event and CHYM/News Talk 570 provided commentating and music.

Dan Valkos tells the future of Nicole Waugh, a fourthsemester LASA/Police Foundations student, during free psychic readings held in the Sanctuary on March 30.

ORIENTATION ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

of the schools that

St.

ASSISTANTS WILL: •

Participate in a brief training and orientation session (scheduled the

prior to orientation

week

week)

Help with the successful orientation and registration of incoming students Conestoga College during orientation week

to

Tips on studying for

exams

Assist in preparing orientation and registration materials

POSSIBLE JOB POSITIONS INCLUDE:

By Laura Czekaj

Old

tests are also available as a

some courses and

study tool in

Shawna Bernard, adviser

Conestoga

at

wants to

a learning skills

College,

students in on a secret.

let

With exam week coming up April 24 to 28, Bernard said studying guarantees better results than

cramming

the night before. “Students can leave it to the last minute,” she said, “but cramming is inefficient.

The

The second

to

The workshops

are presented

by

She said one of the things she addresses in her workshops is steps to achieving effective study habits.

The

first

step

is

to

know what

to plan.

what

is

skills,

according

most

dent services.

Providing directions and information

Another form of planning ahead

Distributing orientation materials

is to take care of basic needs like sleep, exercise, eating well and avoiding caffeine, said Bernard. She adds that time management is very important when it comes to

Assisting with a variety of line-ups for services

Helping

Assisting with photo I.D.

“You have

Shawna learning

Bernard,

skills

said,

adviser

they can get help

from student services. She said students can book an appointment with a counsellor to be assessed, then get a referral to a

“You should

prioritize according to

what is most

important.”

who

final

is

to

make

the

review an active learning procedure.

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN OFUENTATION ASSISTANT, DROP BY STUDENT SERVICES (2B02) TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM PRIOR TO LEAVING SCHOOL THIS

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the resources that are available to

through

the

learning

coach the student. Handouts that deal with study

resource

centre

and

student

All applicants will be contacted during the

summer months

to confirm

involvement

services.

to

expect.

She suggests preparing early for exams by attending tutorials, asking the instructor for help or asking students

who have previously taken

the course for advice.

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Bernard emphasized the need to plan ahead for an exam by using students

adviser

various registration tables

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step

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to create a schedule

for yourself,” she said.

The Bernard

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studying.

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for a test

achieving

have poor study

“Prioritize

that

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for students to

step in

habits

If students

brain can’t handle

much.” Bernard is conducting workshops that focus on studying on April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to

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— SPOKE, April

10,

2000

Efforts of

and

peer hosts

tutors appreciated

By Laura Czekaj

student service volunteer programs.

“Students

Conestoga

College’s

student

services will be paying tribute to

Plaques, certificates and letters of

dedicated to recog-

is

volunteers,

made by Melissa

said

Turner, peer services administrator. “It’s

,

2000

way

a

for the

college to

thank them,” she said. nizes

how

important

it

recog-

“It

for stu-

is

dents to help students.”

Approximately

3:30pm /%

r\

i

it

a

m

will

be recognized.

Room

with

Chris Annett of Clari

who

receive no pay. Currently there are eight to 10 hosts in total

are either to

Peer hosts will be further recognized the

new

following

National Volunteer

who

made by peer hosts to new hosts to sign up. Shawna Bernard, a learning

contributions

skills

es,

adviser with student servic-

said the purpose behind peer

to the college or

to provide support

is

countries. “It’s

English

new

resources in the college and the

an opportunity to practise

and

learn

to

about

area,” she said.

Hosts are expected to contact

week

include student services dis-

their student at least

plays,

which

and each host

4 and

in the

will

be

set

Door a way to

up

Sanctuary as

at

advertise services and give poten-

and hosts a chance to

apply.

is

once a week

given a

minimum

of one student per semester.

Student looking

services for

currently

is

more

hosts

for

September.

Also, a reception will be held in the blue

and

friendship to students from other

who

Canada.

tutors

starts.

pro-

Events being held during the

tial

week when

Week

Volunteer week, which runs from

hosting

literacy.

Peer hosts are volunteers

vide orientation to students

Presented by

their

courses in such areas as writing

and

and hosts

during the reception.

entice

students

assisting

will be given to the tutors

April 9 to 15, solely focuses on the

100 paid tutors

Peer tutors receive $9.50 per hour for

r\

it

to peer host,” Turner said.

recommendation from faculty, deans and program co-ordinators

student

1

means

Peer Appreciation Week, April 3-7.

The week

Thurs. April

for us will

peer tutors and peer hosts during

nizing the contribution

th

who worked

speak on the experience and what

room

cafeteria

from 4:30 p.m.

on April 6

to 6:30 p.m.

Bernard said there were 22

stu-

dents in need of a host and only eight hosts available this year.

The

reception will feature guest speakers, Kevin Mullan, college

“We would

like to

have more

stu-

and

dent volunteers,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for students to

administration operations, and for-

get volunteer experience for their

vice-president

mer

students

of

who

finance

participated in

resumes.”

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By Ray Bowe

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alcohol and other toxic substances. In addition to being

The raw power Snapcase produces a live show contagiously seeps into the crowd of moshing kids. The spotlight flashes illuminate the pitch black area as the two

at

guitarists

rocked-out

break into an ultrariff to start the show.

Coupled with methodical drumming and the iron lungs of the vocalist, it was one of the most intense

shows

positive role models, their

the best bands, live or recorded,

around right now. The downside to the new album its

length.

Automation, the band’s third

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lyrics.

included Los Angeles’

by Law, a seasoned punk quartet. Mustard Plug instilled horns into their ska-sound with a trumpet

were awful not only in sound, but in dress. They donned tacky uniforms, possibly to draw

local outfit,

away from their songs. But none of that mattered once Snapcase took to the venue’s

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small stage. In the darkened room, the

the

started

their

with

band

reverberating

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were

band with the

least

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it

a mere 30 minutes.

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out

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Osment

Sherri

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

The Condors scored a 7-0 win over

Sexual Assault

Sonics during the Conestoga

the

women’s soccer league quarter-finals on March 27 at the College

Sexual assault

upon

Conestoga College recreation cen-

1

tre.

another.

any unwanted

is

One

act

Canadian

in four

of a sexual nature imposed by one person

women

small percentage of survivors of sexual assault are adult men. Most

women

live

with the fear of becoming the victim of sexual assault.

The Condors scored four times in the first half. The ball was in the

Most people believe parking

Condor’s possession for most of the

lots

committed

happens

that sexual assault

or dark alleys. However,

homes or by men who

in private

in

"dangerous" places such as

more than half of all sexual are

known

assaults are

women. Women

to the

game, but even when the Sonics had

are less likely to report these assaults or to be believed, although assaults taking

the ball they weren’t able to score.

place under these circumstances are no less criminal than those committed by

The

first

goal was scored by Jen

Pisani-Donga,

Courtney bounced the

strangers.

A

Reagan

after

ball off the

woman's

fourth goals were

Jailall

second

half.

scored the

fifth

any age

in almost

assaulted, If

Sirio scored the seventh goal.

was her

third

be raped. This

These myths blame

goal

beginning of the

in the

when

they is

the

woman’s

mean

yes, or

Some men women secretly

right to say no.

even

that

not true.

who commit sexual assaults are responsible for these crimes, not their victims. What a woman wears, where she goes, what she drinks or who she talks to does not mean she is inviting sexual assault or giving up her right to say no.

and sixth goals were scored

game

to

him than

to

say no

People

by Angela Papazotos. Diane

women

want or deserve

both scored by Danielle Sirio, while

of the

are.

which are more important believe that

the third

when a man thinks his desires are more important By using pressure or force, the attacker imposes his wishes,

sexual assault happens

than a

wall beside the Sonics’ net.

The second and

'

has been sexually assaulted, while a

It

it is

Any w'oman of

the victim for the crime, not the offender.

any situation can be sexually attacked.

If a

woman

is

sexually

not her fault.

you know someone who has been sexually assaulted, listen to her. Let her that it was not her fault and that she is not alone. Let her know that help

know

of the night.

is

available through Student Services at the college and in her community, includ-

About midway through the second was a collision between

ing the following agencies:

half there

and one of the Sonics.

Jailall

was back

in the

game a few minutes later. The other player was taken

to the

Jailall

hurt her knee but

hospital.

Sexual Assault Treatment Centre Short-term counselling for recent survivors

749-6994

Condors head coach Geoff

Johnstone said that the Sonics’ play-

Sexual Assault Support Centre Crisis line, counselling support

Johnstone said the Condor’s play

1 I

has been getting better as time goes

1

on.

I

— Support groups

I

7 44-6549

er

might have a broken ankle.

“The regional games should have been a month

later,”

Johnstone

The Condors were eliminated regional games,

said.

at the

which meant they

couldn’t play in the

OCAA champi-

Angela Papazotos

of the

Condors moves

658-0551

Community

Justice Initiatives

I in front

of a

Sonics

player to gain control of the ball during quarter-final action on March 27 at the rec centre. The Condors went on to win 7-0.

onships.

(Photo by Sherri Osment)

A Message from

Student Services (Room 2B02)

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to

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