Page 1

33rd Year

Colleges to grant applied degrees

What’s

By

applied arts and technology to offer

Osment

Sherri

for Ontario col-

The degrees are going to be

leges to grant applied degrees has

offered on a pilot project basis with

The opportunity

become a this

Conestoga College exciting,” said Conestoga

is

at

added

that

Wettlauffer,

MPP,

Conestoga

one of the schools

is

said.

He

going to be

that will

be suc-

cessful in applied degrees

In a press release announcing the

posal will be approved,” Tibbits

attended the conference, along with

said.

Ontario,

made

the announce-

that the

government

day

Conestoga

at

members of

the local business

community. Tibbits said that the offering of

applied degrees

a tremendous

is

Tibbits thanked the local

MPPs,

Cunningham for the shown in seeking the

we

are promoting excel-

lence from our degree-granting

and making Ontario’s

businesses and

institutions

support

education system the envy of the world.”

applied degrees pilot project.

demands

attention, not quarters associations, like the CSI. Freefone

the Sanctuary

covers all costs of the phone, Canada Bell the including line.Colleges and universities are

the

the only organizations Freefone

comes with a price — phone displays nine, eight-by-

receive

and not able to

calls

calls,

was

by Telephone

installed

Niagara Systems and Conestoga Students

Freefone

Doon

(formerly called the

Inc.

spots

CSI

are

office.

currently

have access

to a “captive audience,”

one-to-three

minutes compared to other ad place-

ments which are seen for only seconds and the ads have “potential exclusivity” in the college where

very few ads are present.

Brian Douggan,

co-owner of

Freefone, said selling ads

is

the

only form of revenue Freefone has

and advertisers specifically target students. Companies like General Motors have been expressing est,

he

inter-

said.

Advertisers pay $2,000 per ad,

which Douggan called a good deal compared to billboard or newspaper prices.

Douggan

board

Ontario

machinist student in an apprenticeship

program who was eating

lunch

at a table in the

said a bill-

modity

to sell to advertisers.

and die student

who was examinHe

phone an excellent idea and suggested it should be more colourful to stand out from other advertising such as CSI flyers and

called the

Coke machine. CSI president Phil Lebeau said the phone is just one more service the CSI can provide for students. He said the CSI contacted Freefone to have the phone installed. a nearby

In addition to the phone, a

scholarship

is

is

cur-

in phones installing rently Mohawk College in Hamilton and Sheridan College in Oakville and is

also talking to Wilfrid Laurier

revenue-$ 1,000

Freefone deals with the Candian Organization of

Campus

Activites,

initial

towards

scholarship, $1,000 to

the

COCA

and

$1,000 to the CSI. All scholarship

be distrubuted by the CSI, an

arrangement Lebeau said annoyed him, because the CSI provides the location and therefore should be able to present the scholarship.

He

said the $1,000 the

CSI

will

receive will be catorgized as revis

looking into putting

$500 toward a scholarship. Lebeau said the CSI won’t

start

an umbrella organzation that deals nationally with student associations, and through them Freefone

advertising the phone’s existence

gains access to individual student

tion.

until

September, when full-time

students return from

summer

vaca-

He

Jack Baker, a

liked to lecture people,” said Cassell, Baker’s brother.

also supported

members from

Alcoholics Anonymous.

maintenance worker in the

Cassell said his brother loved the

college’s physi-

outdoors and enjoyed canoeing, biking and photography.

resources

cal

Carol Pease, a friend

department for

at the service

17 years, died

26

and admissions office at the college, said when a,message was left

in

Cambridge

Baker

at

To accommodate the number of people who were expected at the funeral service, it was held in the Blue

Room

who spoke

and a support servic-

es officer in the student recruitment

on

suddenly

the age of 52.

enue, but

University in Waterloo.

Glynn

Freefone, 16 per cent of the

will

$2,000 a year. said Freefone

by

“He

By Donna Ryves

April

rather than

is

Maintenance worker dies

Freefone from advertising money. A total of $3,000 is donated by

COCA

Douggan

$1,000

provided

$1,000 a month, while an ad with Freefone

?

ing the phone’s ads, disagreed.

money

costs

Conestoga College students party at Loose Change Louie’s in Waterloo. The student association hosted the event, which was held April 26. About 100 students were in attendance at the event For story see page 7. {Photo t>y Mike Badatus)

Jeff O-Rafferty, a first-year tool

about

in

his

Sanctuary

being used by Freefone as a com-

with

that advertisers will

the ad will be seen

Douggan.

Jeff Kropf, a first-year general

Advertising filled

of advertising on the phone.

The ads boast

different market, said

near the phone, said students are

is

Freefone’s ads, promoting the benefits

high schools and businesses are a

located

Student Association) and outside the

is

because

approaching

currently

The phone, only capable of mak-

fever

conference was held later in the

Kitchener Centre

Dianne Cunningham, Minister of and Colleges Training,

ing local

Hockey playoff

absolutely essential that the

proposals for applied degree pro-

Wayne

competitive,”

College.

10-inch ads.

2 Pase c?

is

it

press

we’re going to remain globally

if

Reporters from the local media

Conestoga could begin

at

A free phone installed April 26 in

Commentary

neering program. Tibbits said that

guts.”

an idea whose time has come

“It’s

as soon as the fall of 2001

By Laura Czekaj

6

A

the mechanical engi-

is

decision,”

some

change, Cunningham said: “By increasing the range of options in

Free phone

Nine Inch Nails rocks Maple Leaf Gardens.

at the college

courageous

Tibbits said. “It took

grams be world class ones. “There is no way a slip-shod pro-

of Ontario will allow colleges of

5

when Cunningham

us now.”

ment April 28

are an expense for the CSI.

Toronto as an

made the announcement.

Universities,

Condoms

in

invited guest

programs

PAGE 4

was

Tibbits

by the fall. One of the programs that may be

grams

proposed

year for three years.

be submitting

will

proposals for applied degree pro-

of eight projects per

president John Tibbits. “Just watch

Tibbits said that applied degree

Peer tutor makes a difference for students.

maximum

a

reality.

“For people

PAGE

Conestoga

a

“It’s

opportunity for the college.

applied degrees.

Inside

PAGE

— No. 16

of the college’s

Doon

on the answering machine it ended with “could you please send Jack.” Friends were received at Little’s Funeral Home in Cambridge on April 29.

campus cafeteria April 30. About 300 people were present. The cremation that followed the service was held at ^Parkview Crematorium in Waterloo. “We as a community can support

Baker was the son of Ernest Cormier and the late Dorothy

each other in our grief and celebrate life,” said Rev. Roy Holton,

White, Glenda Earle, Glynn Cassell,

who

Cassell,

officiated at the service.

Baker

was

a

Toastmasters, which tional

is

of

an interna-

organization that teaches

communication lic

member

skills

through pub-

speaking and other exercises.

He

Cassell.

lings

is

also survived by sib-

Malcolm

Baker,

Shirley

Knowles, Gary Cassell, Ida Tourout, Iris Cassell, Golda Cassell, Susan

Donna

Solenka,

Gina

Christopher

Knap,

Abbey

Downey, Wayne Cormier, Raphael Cormier, Toby Cormier, Fabian Cormier,

Della

Benoit,

Leo

Cormier, Lorraine Barrett and their families.


Page 2

— SPOKE, May

8,

2000

Shorter semesters

should make

summer

jobs more accessible Conestoga College is one of the few community colleges 16-week semesters. This may be changing. research and educational services is considacademic The ering shortening the semesters to 15 weeks as well as other

that still has

models for change.

The college should look seriously into shortening the semesters to help students get an edge by allowing Conestoga students to be more competitive and attractive to employers when applying for summer jobs. In this competitive job mar,

when it comes to employment. summer finding Fanshawe College in London has 15-week semesters, while semesters at Seneca and Humber Colleges in Toronto are 14 ket Conestoga students are being left behind

weeks in length. Keeping the semesters

at Conestoga one or two weeks longer than nearby schools is definitely a detriment to students when it comes to summer employment. Some concerns about short. , ln a competitive job er semesters include heavier

market Conestoga students are being left behind when it

comes

summer

to

workloads and lower quality of education. However, colleges where shorter semesters are already in effect do not seem to be negatively affected by the change. If shorter

employment

semesters are implemented there will need to be changes in curriculum which will take at least a year, so this will not be an overnight

implementation. “If we’re going to change, it’s down the road, not overnight,” said Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research and educational services, in an April- 24 Spoke article. Shorter semesters also have advantages that go beyond get-

Leafs win despite injuries The

Leaf fans are constantly reminded

race for

Lord Stanley’s

that

we

Shorter semesters will give teachers extra time during the fall semester to do grading and hold discussions on whether or not a student is promoted to the next level of his or her pro-

grail is on.

the

league in Curtis Joseph.

gram. This will give students a chance to appeal their marks by the beginning of the next semester. With 16-week semesters, students in fall semesters do not have the option of an

about injury sta-

appeal before the winter semester begins. Shortening semesters will also give teachers more time when they are finishing up their marking at the end of the semesters. The 16-week fall semester means that some teachers are up until late Christmas Eve working on final marks,

pain. That’s the

tially,

game

win a game with

ting

said

summer

jobs.

Conlin,

the April

in

24

Spoke article. Another benefit

Colleges such as

of shorter semesters is giving students from out of town more time to spend with their families during the Christmas holidays and

summer

vacation.

Students Inc. (formerly the DSA), students, faculty and advisory committees to get their opinions on the change. Conlin will approach faculty and middle management with

May

and

tus

up

still

most valuable player in the league today. While Jaromir Jagr lights the lamp substan-

play

through

the

plan most

coaches

instill in their

NHL players.

Niedermayer and Vladimir Malakhov, a throwback to the old Scott

Up

easily the

Joseph can single-handedly his stellar acrobat-

NHL.

front the Devils display their

most

depth

Scott

prevalently.

Gomez, a speedy Alaskan

winger

and the

first

Hispanic descent in the

right-

player of

NHL

-

a

he was the team’s second leading

ing the highest hopes of any team

his highly offensive mates. People

John Madden, another rookie, has

blow teams

been called the best penalty-killing

still

magnified in

detail is

The Leafs may be

in the race.

Having made

Not

to

— exceeding —

Leafs will need to do

Anything

it

it

in

mug

in

After losing key players such as injury,

rookie sensation Nik Antropov to a

for all concerned.

dimmer.

But

NHL faceoff

tom ligaments Leafs prospects seem

Perrault to

in his leg, the

However, when

change

that has to

As

I

league this year, com-

Leafs have in

snag at

split

Toronto and

N.J.,

back

two games

team

else fails,

we

those are just the

lost

game

three terri-

in East Rutherford,

player, with the likes

Petr Sykora there

.enough

are arguably the deep-

in the league.

marquee

of Patrick Elias, Alex Mogilny and

apiece.

The Devils est

first

the

sess a

Monday night. They have to game four to square the series

two

And

rookies.

Although the Devils may not pos-

write this column, the mighty

Between the

pipes they’ve got perennial all-star goalie Martin Brodeur.

all

in the

playoffs.

bly, 5-1,

pro sports.

eye

in the

disposition.

numerous obstacles

to a nasty

forward

corps leaves Joseph virtually unpro-

I’m breaking out the

Bryan Berard

of goals. Given that

again.

tected.

their quest for the mightiest

lots

bining speed, smarts and a tenacious

excuses already, but the Leafs have

had to face

away with

scorer this year.

that is the case, Toronto’s defence

less is a failure.

that

figure that the Leafs just

all,

the

expectations

everyone’s

man Yanic

The Devil

defence consists of Kitchener native

.

is

more than

firepower 'coming .

at

My

prediction

is

Leafs

in

advertising in the paper. this

my integrity, because according my calculations, this issue will be

tain

to

hitting the

boxes the night of

very game. Enjoy.

The views and opinions expressed

newspaper do not necessarily

reflect

Conestoga College or the CSI. Advertisers

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and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College. Editor: Laura Czekaj; News Editor: Ray Bowe; Photo Editor: Donna Ryves Production Manager: Mike Radatus; Advertising Manager: Mike Radatus; Circulation Manager: Sherri Osment; Faculty Adviser: Jerry Frank SPOKE’s address is 299 Doon Valley Dr., Room 4B14, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4. 691, 692, 693, 694 Fax: 748-3534 E-mail: spoke@conestogac.on.ca

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six

games, with the sixth being a real bam burner. Hopefully I can main-

is mainly funded from September to May by a payment from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), formally called the Doon Student Association, in exchange for the insertion of

Keeping Conestoga College connected

the

Leafs in round two of the playoffs.

SPOKE

ext.

is

shoo-in for rookie of the year. After

ics in the crease.

Everyone seems to forget how good Joseph really is, largely due to

little

The world is moving at a faster pace, and remaining competitive by making this change can only be a positive decision

Phone: 748-5220,

on

the blue line, the offensive-minded

fac-

Every

the playoffs.

knee injury and leading

and June.

is

Scott Stevens, a stalwart boulder

rover days of the

have a .500 record.

Joseph

the final four last year

Fanshawe, Seneca and Humber already have shorter semesters

Before any changes are made, the academic research and educational services is also speaking to different groups within the college, such as Conestoga

the idea in

shut

The

Leafs could ice their farm team and

Put away the razors,

have the best goaltender in

MS Word file would be helpful.

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SPOKE, May

Mastercraft

By Donna Ryves

competition

on the way people look.

Bob

Osment

Savoie,

second-year

a

woodworking technician dent,

won

award during a

level Mastercraft

competition held on April 27. Savoie’s set of

No-

college

level

because of media

organizations such as Grand River

coverage,” Robbins said.

moted healthy

She added that it’s important to work with experts such as doctors

living

by providing

current information on issues such

and

disorders

eating

image,

according

to

Robbins, a counsellor

body Lynn

at the col-

lege in the student services office

Queen Anne

made of

published by community health

Diet Day, Conestoga College pro-

as

stu-

winter-semester

the

resource for students in pamphlets at the

“There are serious issues In support of International

Sherri

Hospital

ways

approach issues

to

“We work

and a member of the Waterloo

and nurse

Region

said.

at

out over the other 10 entries

Coalition.

ranged from coffee tables

The coalition organized a program April 26 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital to observe the

pied with the

day.

“We have to feel good who we are,” she said.

and dressers to hutches. instructor Fred

Mott said projects are judged by Savoie’s

will

judged against the 1999

now be fall

is

a day to drop

misconceptions and identify eating problems in society.

tech-

The winner of that

Kitchener-

held in the

Robbins said

way

Participate in a brief training

they look while prior to orientation

there are other problems that need

addressing, Robbins said.

“Instead of losing weight,

about

we

are

Help with the successful orientation and to

registration

Assist in preparing orientation and registration materials

losing perspective,” Robbins said.

POSSIBLE JOB POSITIONS INCLUDE

Resource material available for students at the college includes

portable power tool donated by Bosch Canada and Tool Town Machinery. The winner will go on to represent the woodworking technician program in the Mastercraft Award competition which will be held in the foyer of the wood-working building. The Mastercraft Award competition has entries from all tech-

contribute to preoccupations with

books, pamphlets and videos deal-

Providing directions and information

ing with body image concerns and

Distributing orientation materials

other issues.

Assisting with a variety of line-ups for services

Helping

Assisting with photo l.D.

nology programs College.

$500 and

at

Conestoga

The winner receives his or her name on a

large plaque that

is

on permanent

display in the upper foyer of the recreation centre. Kristie

Pacey, a second-year

woodworking technology dent, also

stu-

that

they look.

She also added that the media sometimes reflects unrealistically

Classified

The

college

is

WATERLOO

listed

as

a

NOW

INN

at

teach English:

-

5 days/40 hrs. 2000) teacher certifi-

(April 3-7,

TESOL

HIRING!! Our catering dept,

award dur-

call toll-free:

ing the competition for the tech-

1-888-270-2941

nology area of the program.

THIS

hardworking banquer Must enjoy working with people and be able to IF

Please phone, fax or drop off

informa-

- September

IS

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

SEMESTER

resume to: Human Resources Waterloo Inn 475 King St. North Waterloo,

ON N2J 2W6

All applicants will be contacted during the

summer months

to confirm

involvement

Phone: 884 - 0221 ext 518 Fax: 884 - 0321

Schenk (Leader) Manager, Child Care Centres

Lisa Horst

Shelley

ECE Worker

(Lead Hand), Driftwood Park

Ann Bain ECE Program Faculty

Bev Laking

ECE

Laurie Benstead Worker, John Darling

Barb Glaser ECE Administration Support

Worker, Waterloo/Glencairn

Anne McCourt ISO Steering Committee

ECE Worker

(Lead Hand) Glencairn

Staff

Conestoga College fi

st

A PAID POSITION

Thank you for your support Child Care Action Team

ECE

1

servers.

correspondence). 1 000s of jobs available

package,

,h

currently looking for flexible

work weekends

tion

2000 IS August 28

is

cation course (or by

NOW. FREE

:

various registration tables

ORIENTATION WEEK FOR FALL

won the winter-semes-

ter level Mastercraft

many

of incoming students

Conestoga College during orientation week

college stu-

Travel

that is

February.

and orientation session (scheduled the week

pressures which

way

Week

week of

week)

dents face

the

first

ASSISTANTS WILL:

competition will receive a Bosch

nician winner.

also supports Eating

Generally, people are preoccu-

No-Diet Day

and workmanship.

work

Disorders

The college

Disorders Awareness

well with the doctor

won

overall look

3

Waterloo Health Centre,

ORIENTATION ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION

like

the college,” Robbins

that

Eating

the

losing weight.

tables

solid cherry

and

and dietitians because they know safe

end

Woodworking

—Page

College supports No-Diet Day

Next hurdle:

By

2000

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Violet

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Page 4

— SPOKE, May

8,

2000

Peer host loves the experience Attention

all

students

usual one.

People

needing money!

who know Anna Somogyi

students a

available this year.

week, either by phone, e-mail or

found her eager to meet new

personally.

services administrator at Conestoga

Becoming acquainted with her students was easy for Somogyi

how

because the students had a firm

an

in the

one of the eight peer

grasp on the English language. “Their English was pretty

“What

Somogyi

is

strikes

me

is

is.”

who were honoured

hosts

at

the

April 6 peer services reception, where peer tutors and hosts were

given plaques, certificates and

letters

of recommendation from faculty,

Somogyi signed up as April and started her

a host last duties

in

September. She said the motivation

behind her decision to volunteer was that she thought “I just

learning

it

would be

fun.

love the experience of

new

things,” she said. “It is

Or

call

was

in

land.”

said her purpose as a

Somogyi host

students.

comfortable coming into Canada

them whenever

“I say hi to

them want

hallways and

in the

can

to talk, they

I

see

they

if

me,”

call

and the college.

who request a host

addressed to Somogyi from one of

usually find

her students that said Somogyi’s

once they have become com-

help

made

a “world of difference and that she considered

Turner

who

after

in

friend.

Somogyi’s

attributes

success to her ability to be open

a month.

“They just need me to settle down,” Somogyi said. “But there are

some

to

of stu-

that the majority

She added

Somogyi a

began hosting

seem

students

Somogyi’s

appreciate her efforts because at

grams. Somogyi said students don’t

When Somogyi

her students feel

the reception Turner read a letter

she said.

friends

make

to

is

usually need the services of a host

September, she was paired with four

won’t happen,”

of her students and she said that she remains in contact with her other

require the services

area.

don’t initiate the it

she said. “They are usually very shy. I guess they feel out of place.”

of a host are international students

need orientation to the college

I

conversation then

their cultures.”

who

Conestoga.

at

it

“I find that if

to her”

and the

748-5220 ext 730

it

they like

fortable with the people in their pro-

Students

SCSB

and how

was their their home-

talk about

Learning Resource Centre.

She then asks them questions like what program they are in and if

dents

dents

Information Centre,

life

of once a

said she usually sets up meeting with the student

initial

I have stufrom China, Korea and Vietnam and I got to learn about

nice being a host because

Melody or Carol,

good,” she said. “I had no trouble understanding them. What we

would mostly

minimum

Somogyi

She has become friends with one

deans and program co-ordinators.

to

need me.”

A host is expected to contact their

in

need of a host and only eight hosts

friendly.

outgoing she

Talk

were 22 students

and

College.

Tour Guide!!

ly don’t

ing skills advisor with student services, said there

“I

a Conestoga College

Shawna

way from September. some said they real-

the

all

After a month,

Bernard, a learn-

describe her as outgoing, energetic

people,” says Melissa Turner, a peer

Be

with

international students rather than the

By Laura Czekaj

students that

have continued

I

and interested in her students. “She has a real interest in other cultures,” she said.

4/ * 1

-

Peer tutor receives high praise from • ••

needs students

special By Laura Czekaj Wendy Brydges colour-coded

The brain

when

Rosanne

one of the many

Bauman

uses

she tutors students as part of

her job

as

peer tutor with

a

Conestoga College’s student services.

Bauman’s

greatly

are

efforts

who

appreciated, said Brydges,

is

who

is

of

on the board of Kitchener-

the

is

cope

am

not ever going to

said

Brydges.

“It

let

her

can be

I

still

able to

was talking about.”

Bauman assisted studies and now her

this tool to

Peer tutors spend one hour a their students and must

course they are tutoring.

recommendation

letter

from

a

individual as a tutor.

With her previous training as a Bauman was a shoo-in for a position as a tutor which

teacher,

pays $9.50 an hour.

Bauman has been tutoring Brydges for a year and Brydges says she is determined not to let her go.

“She was able to come to my Brydges said. “With teach-

her

grades

ing tools, she

made

things a lot

easier.”

a second-year nursing it

in the

dent services before accepting an

level,”

Bauman,

A

also requested by stu-

is

her in

have improved.

try

I

visualize the lesson,

and Bauman has used

ting, but

nice to

is

know

students can receive help through

Fax(519) 884-7733

tutors

and the reason she does

because she loves “It is a thrill to

Waterloo

method of help-

Brydges finds she learns best

when she can

teacher

student, said

.

the best learn.

get a sense of where their

She said Bauman has a way with people who have disabilities.

Ph.(519) 884-8558

Hamilton

“I

of

stand assignments. She said at one point she was failing in school and she considered quit-

.

show her them

ing

with her speech.

Brydges said her tutor gave her confidence and helped her under-

Barrie

said she teaches people

have 80 per cent or over

know what

.

Bauman

with disabilities by letting them

extensive brain surgery in 1991

words, but she was

Burlington

lege.

wgek with

embarrassing not knowing the

.

student while tutoring at the col-

Conestoga College. She has had epilepsy for 20 years and had

go,”

Oakville

special needs

help her learn.

to

but

disabilities, first

a health care operations student at

“I

WOTAXEOl

her

is

things.”

that left her struggling

TOO*C4NAOW OWKD, OPERATED

with

Brydges

tutors.

Waterloo Epilepsy Foundation,

WATERLOO

she has had experience teaching

struggle is,” she said. “Then

Brydges,

We8tmoun! Place Shopping Centre 50 Weetmount Rd. N.

Elmira for nine years. She said

in

one of the four students Bauman

directors

toil

taught elementary school

students

her.

is

props

teaching

has the

still

brain

Bauman gave

Conestoga,

Prior to attending

Bauman

it is

help

there

when

“She

it.

discover,” she said.

Brydges said Bauman is a good nurse and an even better teacher because Bauman was always

somebody

is

“I don’t

want

she needed her.

the best,” said Brydges.

want anyone

her.”

else.

I

just


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8,

—Page

2000

5

Poll finds:

Students divided on semester issue By

Sherri

Osment

to

be taught,” said

Students polled in a random sur-

vey

“If they short-

LASA

stu-

dent,

said

that

Conestoga College students are helping keep Lifestyles, a

company,

condom, tion

is

condoms, 16.5 cents a

The organiza-

this year.

is

students using

them

as

props for presentations.

“We’d

Students Association) paid $910 for 5,500

are getting

in the office to get

need them,” Punnet

Kim

searching for a plan to

come

rather have people

them

if

they

During an executive meeting April 17, the CSI discussed ways to keep condoms away from people

to Lifestyles to see if there is any-

who don’t intend to use One suggestion was

to

is

thing that can be done.

Kroeker said one suggestion

is

use a dispenser so students

would have

to insert a

dime

to get

Alycia Punnet, CSI promotions

Punnet said another idea was to

CSI encourages

put the condoms behind the count-

CSI

office, but

students to use the condoms, but

er in the

has noticed some students taking

decided students

advantage of the fact that they are

fortable asking for them.

“There are a

free.

someone come in and grab one you feel good about what you are doing,” said Punnet. “Then you see others coming in

“When you

vision

rejuvenate

work-

a

little

time to

our said

souls,”

load in her pro-

Wergeland.

gram varies from week to Peart and a week

first-year

LASA

student, said shortened semesters out.

a good idea as long as the work that you need

it’s

all

Glen Dow, a Wergeland

it

Dam

first-year early child-

hood education

student, said she

would mean more work.

make it harder to balance school work and extra-curricular “It’ll

semesters.

“There’s a lot of work to cram into semesters as they are

now, so

shorten them would be

to

stressful

and

it’s

stressful

see

may

lot

feel

was uncomit

of students

are using the condoms.

who

There are

said Hanson.

Sarah Doolittle, a second-year

marketing student, said a short-

ened semester would allow dents to

work longer

in the

“It’ll

give students from out of

town more time ily,”

to

spend with fam-

said Doolittle.

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students in every day,” Punnet said.

“We

very

enough,”

one.

students 10 cents apiece.

assistant, said the

a

student,

Leslie Hanson, a

currently talking

student affairs,

to charge

to

radio and tele-

little

would be

mer job is my main concern.”

Kroeker, vice-president of

ensure the condoms are being used.

them.

time

time to rest and

“I think

be too

need a

all

broadcasting -

shorter semester might even

it’ll

Dam.

said

“Finding a sum-

doesn’t like the idea of shortened

reflect,

you get

said.

“We little

semesters

first-year

said the

the

Rebekah Wergeland, a second-

information,” said Phillips.

so places

er,”

wise

shortened

done

shorten

condensed,” said Boronka.

beneficial.

earlier,

for students to

col-

are

are hiring earli-

year social services student, said

Liana Peart, a

Another problem with the free

condoms

CSI(formerlytheDoon

condoms

Boronka

shortening

much

semesters

leges

they’d have to

workload, other-

the semesters, students won’t get as

“In

used.”

condom

in business.

The

if the

en

a second-year avia-

make it easier summer jobs

“Other

ments.

shorter

semesters.

and grabbing handfuls and you’re not sure

marks

affected

by

Safer sex costly

By Mike Radatus

is

Charmaine

could be nega-

ensure free condoms are not wasted

Dong Dam,

tion student, said a shorter semester will

students’

to

week

extra

find

tively

ways

the

needed

CSI members Kim Kroeker (left) and Alycia Punnet display the free Condoms in the CSI Office. (Photo by Mike Radatus)

at

said

in a

shorter period of time.”

to finish assign-

Phillips, a first-

CSI looking

first-year

20 were divided on whether or not semesters should be shortened to 15 weeks from 16 weeks.

year

have more work

activities if I

a

mechanical engineering student,

Conestoga College on April

at

Peart.

Boronka,

Daniel

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