— No. 22
Student handbook will outline rights One of
By Mike Radatus
major recommendaCSI be listed as a
tions is that the
neutral party in dealing with con-
For the first time, a procedure guide which outlines the rights of students and what students can do if treated
wrongly will be
between students and faculty. the procedures guide says students should contact a counsellor from student services
in the stu-
dent handbooks this fall. Mike Harris, vice-president of education for Conestoga Students Inc.,
with complaints. Harris said this would help students get the best possible practices
one more working toward
“We want to work with faculty, management and other stakeholders to make sure student rights are being acted upon in the most pro-
In a key performance indicator
year which asked what
award - winner
important to students, 37 per cent thought academic support was
most important. “Whatever the students want the CSI to be more involved in, we will try to do more in,” said Harris.
Preston Manning speaks at the Canadian Alliance
Harris said that it
to help students
have had the system
executive will help as
Harris has brought forth some recommendations to the college
be added in the book.
CSI with a complaint
sible,” said Harris.
By Tracy Ford
demonstrate the radio equipmen and understand what is expected
Tim Goebel has been hired as Conestoga’s new technologist for the broadcasting - radio and televi-
of students. Goebel, who’s been in the busi
demands a good combinations
with conflict because sometimes students don’t know all
LeBeau. Supercon 2000 took place this year at Memorial University in St. John’s, Nfld., and five Conestoga Students Inc. representatives were
be made up of six representatives, instead of the normal five, including: British Columbia and Alberta, the prairies, Ontario, Quebec and
Every year Supercon is put together and attended by representatives from
eastern Canada, and one
Previously, colleges had
Student Association, put
“John’s a good guy and will do a great job.
He’s really excited and
those things before,” he said. “I kind of like the idea of takin
a radio station in Kitchener-
“He’s a production whiz,” said
participated in interview-
ing the candidates for the position.
Thurnell said Goebel was chosen from numerapplicants
what I’ve learned over the past 2 years and hopefully give it to th students so they don’t have to spen
20 years learning
learned over the past
20 years and
and the delegate fee for five persons.
main focus was
to motivate yourself
a team to get
became open when
Fisher retired in
years at Conestoga College and over
the industry but
He said he war ed to be in rad Tim Goebel, since high schoo radio and broadcasting “It seemed lil television faculty it would be a re
enough money tuition,”
gram. “I worked f< year and g a
the idea of
applied to Conestoga Collej in his last year of high school h didn’t get into tl
were very quali-
at the university
experience. I’ve done a
40 years in the broadcasting industry.
“Dan Fisher was very much
always changing. You get to mt and talk to interesting people a
of fun.” broadcasti
department is going to be involv with the college’s new station to air in the fall.
other student executives and talk to
“I think there is a lot of opportun
them about different problems they have run into and different problems you’ve run into,” said LeBeau.
essential to the position because
position,” said LeBeau. LeBeau said he feels that having a
Supercon is beneficial across Canada.
on Aug. 1, graduated from program in 1981 and currently an announcer at Kool
the things he likes to do. “It match
loved by the students,” said Thurnell, adding he is sure the students will love Goebel as
was extremely motivated
starts the full
ness for 20 years, said the positio
from public relations to strategic planning to 25 tips on a successful year. Executives had to take notes on the speeches and at the end of the trip hand in a detailed report on what
Beaumont would do an excellent
of president LeBeau, Conestoga Students Inc., formerly forth the nomination for
successful in working as a team.
to attend conferences
an attempt to
sentative for colleges.
nated by Conestoga to be the repre-
on the committee. John Beaumont, president of the Fanshawe Student Union, was nomi-
May 30 to June 4.
Attendance of CSI representatives
will represent colleges across
Martin Lawrence stars in Big Mama’s
one seat on the advisory committee of Supercon, an annual conference held for college and university student council executive members. The advisory committee now will least
third party for students in
right direction for colleges to
Colleges will have
By Mike Radatus
June 5 at Conestoga College’s recreation (Photo by Laura Czekaj) on page 3.
College students to have representative on committee Ecstasy drug use growing in region.
centre. Full Story
be kept confidential.
September the policy and procedure book would be revised.
on items he would
a really small step in the
things done in the
“You have a chance
Goebel said he doesn’t have ma details about the
there,” he said. “I think there
of potential there and to getting involved.”
ii too advanced and
unfair for students The Ontario Ministry of Education’s new Grade
and 12 cur-
too ambitious. Since eliminating the Ontario Academic Courses (OACs), the Ontario government has condensed the subjects in those courses into the other four years of high school. The new Grade 9 and 10 curriculum was introduced last year,
and 12 curriculum has been
Not only is the province adding the OAC course load to the Grade 11 and 12 curriculum but it is making it tougher. This means trying to cram too much into the system and students can’t handle
The new Grade
and molecular genetics.
until this year,
12 curriculum includes an thr °P ol °gy> humanities
curriculum includes anthropology, humanities .. and molecular genetics. ,
The new Grade
too ambitious for
and 12 students.
Ontario was the only province to have an
or Grade 13 year. Not only are the subjects taught getting tougher but the way they are being taught is being changed as well. Where there used to be advanced, general and basic courses for almost everything, there will
be university preparatory workplace preparatory
classes or other classes.
These classes are taught on either an academic level or an applied level. Both are equally difficult but are taught in different ways.
This leaves no courses for the 10 to 15 per cent of high school who used to take courses at the basic level. Grade 9 students who have already started the new curriculum are having trouble and teachers and students fear that the drop out rate is going to go up. Premier Mike Harris is unsympathetic to the plight of the stu-
are finding the
new curriculum too difficult. apparent in the new Grade 9
curricuProblems were already lum in March, according to an article in the Toronto Star. At that point, 16 school boards had sounded alarms because their top students could not handle some portions of the new curriculum. that Harris was quoted as saying: “It’s absolute nonsense some people are saying it’s too tough. Well, the fact of the mat.
tough out there.” Putting in a new high school curriculum before putting in a new elementary school curriculum is what is nonsense. Expecting 14-year-old students to be able to learn DNA replication and genetic engineering is nonsense. Richard Payette, a high school teacher at Cameron Heights
ter is the
“You start at
grade,” said Payette.
government wants to initiate a new curriculum in Grade 1 and worked up from there.
Payette said that the failure rates for this year are astronomical.
are allowed to speak
right to be
and police didn’t want them
the prime minister
have the right pepper spray?
sion screen and
One may not soon forget the grim determination on the police
loose a tor-
on protesters University of British the at Columbia campus. One can remember the images of asking the slogans and signs Canadian officials not to welcome
President Suharto, a
Bolivian mothers against domestic violence and Mexican priests asking for social justice.
The OAS has been blamed for a myriad of social crimes, from clear-cutting
armed policemen. Allegations that Prime Minister Jean Chretien
high school curricu-
ordered police to use force in order
not going to work.
with the notion
to protest violence are unclear.
lies in the
of violence and anger in Windsor. The details of whether or not police used force to quell a situation that had the potential for
however, that some protesters threw homemade smoke bombs over the barricade separating them from the building where the meetings took place.
While violence is perhaps not a good way to enact change, protest is
Recently in Windsor, dozens of demonstrators were arrested during angry protests focusing on the meeting of the Organization of
Colombia. The difference between the pepper spray incident at APEC and the
Starting education reform in the middle of an education sysis
are free to protest issues,
The government has to work up lum through a new elementary school curriculum. to a
policies, or events that
has to be a gradual raising of the bar,” he said. The way to improve the education of Ontario’s students to dump more information on them than they can handle. “It
rent of pepper spray
can’t immediately initiate a higher standard,
must be free
collegiate institute in Kitchener, said he thinks starting the
in order to see
both sides of the issue and to make sure that the people who call the shots in the world
know that their human lives.
decisions will affect
We need protests to alert the world to injustices, because as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. We must be wary of police intervention and force used at protests. We must be sure that it is being used to keep the peace, not to keep silence. We should encourage safe and non-violent protest and make sure that we protest can truly say we live in a democratic society that honours and
cherishes our fundamental rights as citizens.
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Nurses honoured by college By Donna Ryves
Management Committee Award,
has to demonstrate personal and
which is a professional reference book on nursing. The Snider award acknowledges student improvement over the course of program studies, academic achievement, clinical practice and personal and professional growth. The management award recognizes leadership displayed through academic and
Committee Award which goes
Conestoga College’s nursing students were rewarded by community organizations that support
health-care education through the
program, won the Lillian Brown Nursing Award, which was established by Murray Brown, a former University of Guelph professor, in memory of his wife and in recognition of the exemplary level of nursing care she received during her illness. For many years the award was only
presentation of awards for academexcellence.
nursing program and
along with two practical nursing
have been given achieve-
ment awards. The nursing students
of Kitchener, Shirley Foster of Waterloo, Shannon Gibson of
Holden Kitchener, Jennifer Lyne Simcoe, Claire Walshe Kitchener and Anita Willms Darlene
of of of of
growth during the
a second-year student in
given to a university-level nursing student.
Three years ago, the donor transit exclusively to Conestoga in recognition of the high calibre of ferred
students in the college’s nursing
worth $500, were given to Holden and
program. The award gives recognition for initiative, care and compassion in patient service during clinical placements along with aca-
Down. Holden won
Halliwell General Proficiency Award, which is given to the graduating student
average in theory courses and per-
an exemplary manner in
Walshe won two awards, the $130 Myrtle Caswell Snider Bedside Nursing Award and the School
the graduating student
Conestoga College’s part-time program will offer two of its courses during the sum-
The work placement will begin with a two-hour workshop on July 6. The following nine weeks will
be used for students to complete their required 42-hour work placements. The workshop is used to discuss where the students want to do their placements. Carol Roehrig, co-ordinator of the travel consulting program, said
the first time the travel
ment and the fourth
ing classes will be offered during the
program are required
semester. Students in to
plete four travel classes.
courses over the
to participate in postgraduate edu-
who has a solid record of achievement in theory courses
By Mike Radatus
Conestoga Students merly the Doon
Association, has spent $10,000 on four new computers to be sit-
gram. “It is
easier to get students
organization’s capital develop-
both practical nursing graduates,
pated in student activities associated with nursing professional devel-
opment. Gibson won the $300 Guelph General Hospital Auxiliary Award, which is given to the graduating student who has achieved the best overall academic average throughout the nursing program. Foster won the $100 Robert
Schnarr Award, which recognizes academic excellence as
were donated attraction at the
event by local
placed in the summer time,” Roehrig said. “We do some of the foot work for them, we help them get the placement.” Roehrig said she had already found placements for two students as of June 1. The second reason for offering the course during the summer semester was to maintain the flow of the program. During the spring
program was cancelled because there were only six semester,
ahead to the next part of the program.
speakers at the event, which was
centre June 5.
Manning was one of
held as the official starting point of
Reg Petersen’s campaign to become the Canadian Alliance’s
and provided the party
with the opportunity to recruit
the event exciting for
displayed in both nursing theory
courses and nursing practice in
through Petersen’s acquaintances, according to Davis-Lauer. Conestoga College was chosen according to the venue, as Petersen, because of the size of the gym in the recreation centre and
addressed questions from the audi-
ence of 300 Cambridge residents,
euthanasia to the Alliance’s promises to
maintain a balanced budget.
highlight of the evening but the
purpose of the event was to sign up Alliance memberships. Apetizers,
were catered by local resteraunts, including MenuAtHome.com and Unique Coffee. The PowerPoint
The computers, which
include printers, were purchased
through academic achievement and application of theory to clinical practice and lead-
upgrade the CSI’s current
Phil LeBeau, president of the
new computwould give students easier access to a computer when they want to use one.
CSI, said that the ers
students you’ll always see
students on the computers
the location of the college.
the student/client services building in room 220 and both will be taught
available for students to get
Both the classes are being held
course, called the
World of Cruising,
This will be a one-day workshop that will introduce students to the
world of cruise travel. Roehrig said this workshop is being offered because of student interest in the area of cruises. An instructor for the course has not been found yet, Roehrig said, but looking for someone
in the cruise industry.
were there keep an eye on things. “They have provided their own security and we only have to assist if they were unprepared,” he said, adding that everything went
work done.” The old computers will be sent tothe Waterloo and Guelph camtheir
puses for students there. “The other campuses pay only about half as much of a student fee as the students in the Doon campus and there is not even
amount of students on the campuses so it is important for us to help them as much as possible,” said LeBeau. close to the
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Davis-Lauer added that college maintenance and security staff were helpful in setting up. Conestoga security guards Roy Trunbull and Andrew Jozefowicz were present, although they were
package, call toll-free:
LeBeau. “With four more computers the executive can have systems to work on to get their duties done and there still will be computers
lege, Trunbull said they
recognition plaque for general proficiency and a
not required to be there by the col-
The event was run by
Manning challenged the audience to vote for someone who is a builder
leader of change, a democrat and a
slush fund, which consists of
at the event, said all
were local and a
ety of entertainment
ed through activities. The CSI has to spend this money each year to remain a non-profit
undisputed main attraction, the audience was entertained by a variety of local talent ranging from gymnastics to dance. Beth DavisLauer, organizer of the food and
rally at membership held Conestoga College’s recreation
The money came from
projector and various other items
Two are for use by Doon cam-
Also, Caryn Barnes of St. Jacobs and Christine Zettel of Kitchener,
Attention By Laura Czekaj
uated in the
Willms won the Registered Nurses Association of OntarioWellington Chapter Award of $150. Willms’s work was consistent in theoretical studies and clinical placements. She also partici-
was not offered during the summer no students would be moving
the benefit of students in the pro-
River Hospital Award, the other postgraduate honour, which is given for maintaining a minimum B+ average in theory courses and
pus students and two are for use by CSI executive members.
students enrolled. If the travel class
cal concepts in clinical settings.
for offering the
week period beginning on
and ending Aug. 30, with classes
Lyne earned the $200 Grand
course will be offered over a nineJuly 5
CSI spends $10,000 on computers
every Wednesday night for four
Travel courses offered through By
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— SPOKE, June
Drug popular with youth By Ray Bowe The drug
ecstasy, although not
seen as a problem at Conestoga College, has been producing huge
waves in the news, in Kitchener courtrooms and across Ontario over the past two months. The drug has been blamed for the deaths of at least nine people in Ontario
Beach campground where a rave party had been held. Ecstasy, or
dioxymethamphetamine), lucinogenic stimulant, according the Centre for Addiction and is
Mental Health. Some users experihallucinations, ence paranoia, insomnia, muscle stiffness, an increased heart rate, spasms in the chewing muscles and grinding of the teeth. Regular users may experience
flashbacks, irritability, memory loss and panic attacks. The positive effects users crave
said they find about 10 peo-
fluid levels in the body.
ple per night with small personal
A1 Hunter, supervisor of security at Conestoga College, said he has encountered no ecstasy use at the
amounts, but the larger amounts, about four doses, are detected about once a week. He also noted that ecstasy is less of a problem in the 19-and-over crowd, which seems to prefer drugs
Conestoga’s location, as it is not an inner-city college, and the fact that
few funcwhere strong drugs would be
the student council holds tions
used. that “no place such behaviour,” and
However, he said
Laurier University student found
age the kidneys’ ability to regulate
security has confiscated paraphernalia.
would be absurd at the college
not a problem
such as marijuana and heroin. He said staff catch about four or lighting five patrons per night joints in the club, but pot is
due to its potent smell. Ecstasy, most often in tablet form, is much harder to detect and
easier to detect
“We don’t want to attract the bad element,” said Ward. “They (non-
According to the Centre
Addiction and Mental Health, there have even been reported cases of water intoxication causing swelling of the brain, leading to
even death. Ecstasy can also dam-
at a local
behaviour, jerking arms and a loss control, he said.
that the club only offers
for alcohol-related prob-
drug and only
deemed a destroy
call police if
amount. They drug by flushing it
easiest drug to obtain at such par-
drug users) won’t come out if we have rampant drug use here (at the club).”
Derek Roussy, who frequently
The drug, coupled with long
one of the
laced with anything from cocaine
inquest recently into the death
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making raves sub-
ject to permits, providing an unlim-
water supply, having well-
U.S. for that crime.
London and Guelph, sell$60 per gram, an
amount capable of providing about five or six “hits.”
science, will serve his .
two years at mum-security
be closer to his par-
frequency and patterns
have cute cartoon
had been seeking
and alcohol are most desired drugs
Spain were given the goahead by ethics and research committees to
19 years of
age and younger, Penrose said. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health literature says
ents on Prince
cocaine and alcohol, whereas the
with a bachelor from of mathematics with honours in computer
ing the drug for
become more common among teenagers in the past
said he distrib-
uted ecstasy at raves in Kitchener,
The Record, Crane
facing charges in the
conduct the py study
trained staff on hand, educating the
admission to those 16 years and older and hold-
supports providing accurate infor-
mation about the drug, including how users can reduce harmful
women survivors of sexual abuse who are suffering from post-trau-
matic stress disorder to reduce and anxiety. The research
ing raves at city-licensed venues.
implementing a mandatory search at the door by a
For information call 748-5220, ext. 656.
recommended a variety of ways to try and prevent any more needless deaths. Ho collapsed at a rave in Toronto last October after taking ecstasy. The 27 non-binding recommenda-
of 20-year-old Allen
main drug used by
Career Development Practitioner
and speed. He also said the speed makes users grit their teeth, which is why soothers have
accept pleas on lesser charges. Police also found 6.4 kilograms
Regional Addiction and Family in Counselling Centre
17 charges, including production of narcotics and exporting drugs, but the Crown agreed to
June 2 Canadian
Julian Fantino said that raves
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were “threatening the very fabric of Canadian life.” Toronto city council has also implemented a temporary ban on all raves in the megacity, even after the inquiry’s suggestions were released. Deb Penrose, an intake worker
selling for about
hours of dancing, tends to dehydrate the body and event organizers usually have skids of bottled water
Press article, Toronto police chief
14 and 18 years of age. Symptoms of use include erratic
down by Windsor
to traffic in ecstasy
drug similar to ecstasy. Federal drug prosecutor Gerry Taylor said Crane produced 1.1 kilograms of ecstasy and 100 grams of MDA. Crane’s lawyer disputed the amount. He originally
most prevalent on nights with kids between
mall. Crane pleaded two counts of conspiring
(ecstasy use) increased about
in a lab located in a Victoria Street
bouncer at local nightclub
diagrams and explanations. The immediate effects of ecstasy are caused by a flood of the chemical serotonin in the brain. Regular
release party for his
was recently sentenced to two years in jail for making ecstasy student,
EFX, and 909 shut
mating it is up five-fold last year. Kitchener court, Matthew In Crane, a University of Waterloo
“very prevalent in the region,”
an extensive slideshow featuring
use can cause long-term
had the CD release party for his new album Decks, EFX, and 909
between 14 and 18
In a June 3 article in The Record, Waterloo regional police Det. Const. Daryl Goetz said ecstasy is
new album Decks,
of ecstasy on the brain by means of
nights with kids
at dancesafe.org shows the effects
Richie Hawtin, a
Windsor, had the
Daniel Ward, a bouncer nightclub, said “over the
Internet harm-reduction site
Richie Hawtin, a
closeness to those around them.
heroin, cocaine and marijuana.
which induces euphoria and can be lethal when combined with alcohol, leading to respiratory arrest in some cases with the slightest amount of
most prevalent on all-ages
increased sex drive, enhanced senses and a feeling of
K or ketamine, crystal meth,
event in order to give out the location or set up a bus to take people to the locale. This prevents the authorities from busting the eVent
K is a potent anesthetic drug designed to anesthetize animals dur-
Rave organizers usually release a phone number to call the day of the
as Plastikman, based in Windsor,
increased about 10fold
Other drugs sometimes used raves include
any connection with raves, and only one, that of Ho, involved an underground rave meaning at a
1998, only three have had
National Post stated that of the 13 ecstasy-related deaths in Ontario
paid duty police officer.
the rave music scene
getting a negative stereo-
centre says in
packet that making raves illegal will not eliminate the problem, but
involve five groups consisting of a total of 29 women taking dosages
a safe environment, including the presence of emer-
ranging from 50
gency personnel, could prevent
jected to placebos.
with eight of the
Award-winning campus dining Conestoga’s Waterloo campus recognized fied in safe food handling; and pro-
medical officer of health, said Eat
Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus dining room was presented with the Eat Smart Award of
vide 100 per cent smoke-free seatcompliance with Waterloo
initiatives in the region that
Sixteen local restaurants, includ-
Eat Smart has been launched in 17 other regions throughout the
sultant at the college, received the
tomers request more nutri-
increase in the past five years.
Conlin has co-ordinated the college’s United Way campaign for the past three years making jt one of the cornerstone accounts because more than $25,000 was
Restaurants are also ideal
sponsored by the Ministry of
places to support healthy
Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and
increasing access to safe,
foods in nonenvironments,
Stroke Foundation to pro-
mote healthy eating habits public,” said Beth Beth Esenbergs, co-ordinator of the food and in Esenbergs, co-ordinator of beverage management program at Conestoga’s the food and beverage man- Waterloo campus, accepts the Eat Smart award agement program at the June 5, presented by Regional Chair Ken Seiling. Waterloo campus and mem- (Photo by Petra Lampert) ber of the advisory commit-
tee for Eat Smart.
reservations to eat lunch or
offer a variety of
healthy food choices on the
and by request; possess a proven track record in safe food handling and sanitation, with at least one full-time kitchen
a recognition of the three
an important award
and we’re privileged to get said Esenbergs. Dr. Hanif Kassam, the region’s
for us it,”
activities included selling college
and holding a luncheon, which was
events such as a wet sponge toss, a golfing contest and telephone
bingo were held. The proceeds from the creation of a cookbook will go towards the United Way.
Teaching English as a Second Language
From October through make
April the public can
Certificate Program September Call for more information 519-748-5220, ext. 656
dinner in the college’s dining room.
distributed throughout the region.
A listing of Eat Smart restaurants on the Eat Smart
the winning restaurants and will be
for next year is
in Ontario is
year, the college raised $29,606,
promotion in the community and the restaurants,” said
The Eat Smart Dining Guide
through direct giving. Part of Conlin’s involvement
such as heart disease and
ing the Conestoga
funded agencies and provides funding to other organizations
In order to qualify for the award,
The United provides financial support to
zations,” Conlin said.
This year the college raised $34,443, which is a 40-per-cent
incidence of food-caused illness or chronic diseases,
“One of the reasons the college has selected the United Way is because it supports many organi-
the fundraising campaigns.
displayed significant service to
Ellen Prange, pub-
designed to help reduce the
Waterloo region communi-
the Kitchener-Waterloo area United Way. The award is given to a United Way volunteer who has
while $32,683 was raised in ’98-
Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research and prior learning assessment and recognition con-
pus on June
By Donna Ryves
Healthy Ontario’s Restaurant Program, Eat launched
reduce the incidence of chronic disease rates and food borne illnesses.
for healthy fare
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Millennium cookbook helps United By Petra Lampert
millennium edition college cookbook which raises money for the United Way will focus on aealthy eating this year.
Once again, proceeds from this cookbook will be donated to
the Conestoga College United Way campaign, which will take place in the
“Give us your healthy recipes and let’s share them,” said Eleanor Conlin, who has been the chair of the college’s United Way committee for the past few years. Conlin said that no changes will be made to submitted recipes. For example, if a recipe calls for butter, it will not be changed to margarine. However, Conlin hopes that the recipes shared will focus on health-
The cookbook’s first edition, Conestoga Cooks with Class, sold 401 copies at $5 a copy and raised $2,005 for the 1998 United Way campaign. The cookbook included nearly 100 recipes submitted by college staff, faculty and students. “Between 60 to 70 people contributed recipes and some even submitted two or three,” said
of their services,” said Conlin. Some of the services that are helped by the United Way include,
Anselma House, Mary’s
Recipes for this year’s edition have already started to come in and
share their recipes as well.
like to see
and students con-
tribute this year,” said Conlin.
Conlin said that the
more employees than students contributed recipes,
Conlin said she expects fewer recipes will be submitted this year, but thinks book sales can once again raise another $2,000 for the
campaign. A cookbook wasn’t published last year because Conlin and other
“We had last year,
$30,000 as the goal did exceed it,” said
For the past three years, Conestoga College has had cornerstone status with the United Way,
meaning the college has raised more than $25,000 each year. Conlin said the campaign is always fun and students can volun-
campaign activiThere were close to 150 volun-
Dianne O’Neil (left), cookbook co-ordinator, and Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research, hold the 1998 cookbook that was sold to raise money for the United Way. (Photo by Petra Lampert)
teer to help with ties.
another one done so soon would lose its impact.
teers last year.
Dianne O’Neil, cookbook coordinator, said the first book consist-
Conlin said the committee hopes to
Conestoga College Past campaigns have
campaign, including the good feel-
ing they’ll get from helping some-
Roasters and the cafeteria.
Students, staff and faculty
This year’s cookbook will be avail-
interested in submitting recipes can
able on the first day of the campaign, probably around Thanksgiving. As of yet, a campaign date has not been
forward them to Dianne O’Neil, administrative assistant in the
useful tips for the kitchen will
included a spaghetti dinner and a pizza lunch.
be added. Some additions include food tips, substitution tips and tips
Conlin said there are a lot of ways students can benefit from the
interested in purchasing a copy of the cookbook will find them
students take advan-
Last year’s overall United
dents shared their recipes.
submit as well,” Conlin
goes towards any
cies,” Conlin said.
chair of the college’s
ed of only recipes, but
that the students will
contributed the most. Very few stu-
“A lot of our
tage of the services of these agen-
taken one of their favourite recipes
and made substitutes to make
“When we send to
like to see
taken one of their
Conlin said that since the cook-
books were printed on campus there were no production costs and all of the profits were able to go directly to the United Way.
Place, Big Brothers of Kitchener- Waterloo and ROOF (Reaching Our Outdoor
for the hostess.
ment. The deadline for submissions
Recreation centre offers safe
for students By Tracy Ford
are interested in using
than just a building
of activities for student use and
community use, according to Ian James, manager of athletics and an excellent job provid-
ing varsity athletes with equip-
that is safe
and make sure
they’re participating in the varsity sports
a safe manner,”
He said each student’s athletic and recreation fee of $98.50 set by the college’s athletics and recreation department is based on equipment cost, facility maintenance and staffing as well as travel expenses and hotel accommodations for varsity teams.
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student can join a varsity
team, intramural team or use the
program. “There use.
an increase in drop-in bit of a struggle
So we have a
with courses interested in using
James said using the facility program use is beneficial to
the facility throughout the day and
the drop-in students to
facilities as well,”
He many ities
students are using the facil-
but estimated about 100 to
150 a day use them involved in sports.
can attract 75 to 100 people a day, depending on the day. ‘They come in the morning, in the noon hour and during the evening,” he said. All that is needed to use any part of the recreation centre is a student card.
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facility for a personal game, said James. The $15 deposit the recre-
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“Anyone can walk off the street. Walk into the dressing rooms and
reserving the facility
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and walk out the back
the staff didn’t check for
student cards),” said James.
staff is instructed not to let
in the facilities without a
The recreation centre is booked on a first-come, first-served basis so James suggests booking early.
“1 think one of the major areas is program use - for example, law and security, police foundations,
wellness elective programs that
includes birthday parties.
The college also rents out the cenfor community use, which
The Innocent Years one By Jes Brown After three long years of waiting, country singer Kathy Mattea has resurfaced with a dynamic new album, The Innocent Years.
The new album, full
As with her previous albums, the threetime female vocalist of the year from both is leading off with a and the the
Jon Vezner and
about Mattea’s wish to
ing with in the three years since her previous album came out, including helping to
a nostalgic look back
return to the innocence of youth
boy down the
The melodic piano
care for her parents, both of whom struggled with serious health problems, and Mattea’s
by Matt Rollings
40th birthday. The song represents a test of faith, explaining that the trouble with angels is that they are never around \vhen you want
reprised later in the album.
Mattea’s rich voice
her 12th album. Her wide vocal range shown off in the songs Prove That By Me,
ly in is
on her 12th album. Mattea’s ballads are thought-provoking and touching.
and Callin’ My Name. Unlike Mattea’s last album, Love Travels - which was full of quick-paced sharp songs like 455 Rocket, the title track Love Travels and Patiently Waiting - many of the songs on the new album are slower in pace. Songs like I Have Always Loved You and Out of the Blue have intricate background
took his ex and ran off to L.A.” Another asset to this album is that it comes on an enhanced CD. It includes multimedia images, including several well taken photographs of Mattea, and the addresses of Mattea’s own Web page, (www.mattea.com) and her album, Mercury Nashville’s
House. To catch an escaped convict, FBI agent Malcolm, played by Martin Lawrence, undergoes an make-
Malcolm, himself in
Big Momma, finds one difficult predicaas
after another, including deliv-
ering a baby.
up the basketball
court while in disguise, proving
“Granny’s got game.” Of course there is the inevitable love interest, Big Momma’s granddaughter. Malcolm even finds him-
past offerings and offers a reflective look on
from people as varied as the eyes of an wife has had a stroke, a jilted lover, and innocence. Anyone should pick up this album for a relaxing trip through life and love. life
As usual with Mattea’s albums, the photography in the book and on the cover is
same bed with her while Momma. With
of film that gets a laugh in the theatre but is forgotten by the end of
spends a very uncomfortable night. The film is basically a series of
predictable, yet still amusing, blunders, near misses, and sexual con-
of the film
While it is hardly up for any Oscar nominations, there are still
at least for
Some of the jokes are funny at the moment but aren’t that
great in retrospect.
only the bulk of his disguise and a flashlight between them, Malcolm
them. Mattea’s bound to take the country world by storm again now that she’s back from her The album is definitely up to her hiatus.
disguised as Big If you’re looking for a no-brainer with lots of laughs, head to Big
easy bunch self in the
By Sherri Osment
over that turns him a larger-thanlife southern granny with attitude.
The Trouble with Angels is one of the songs on the album and represents some of the struggles Mattea has been del-
— Page 7
The cover photo on this album was done by Mattea’s father, John.
music woven in with Mattea’s gentle vocals. A hidden gem on the album is the CD’s bonus track, BFD, which stands for something akin to “big flipping deal” where Mattea plays on acronyms. A sample line: “At least he ain’t no SOB, like that PhD
of thought-provoking and touching bal-
really exceptional part is
make Lawrence look like Ella Mitchell, who plays the real Big
Momma. It really is
you liked Mrs. Doubtfire, this is something to see. Big Momma’s House is like a Mrs. Doubtfire with an action movie flavour. If
Martin Lawrence goes through incredible transformation to
catch a bad guy. (Internet photo)
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