— No. 40
Conestoga College, Kitchener November
Bidders battle over hot babe
By Kyla Rowntree
The highest bid
College Student Date Auction went guitar-playing
sang a song he had written himself. Instead of strutting his stuff down the red-carpet
like the oth-
participated in the auction
on Nov. 8 in the Sanctuary, Steve Bounsanga, a second-year mechanengineering student, got out his
broadcasting students raised
out as peo-
them so they
The $600 to
got a date with the student being
auctioned off and two tickets to benefit concert for Mary’s Place sponsored by broadcasting
Sammy’s Garage on
a first-year journal-
ism student, who won the bid on Bounsanga, said, “He is hot and he has a good voice.” Bidders had the option of bidding on 12 students who volunteered from programs including journalism, mechanical- engineering, broadcasting-radio
vision and law and security.
were dressed for the occasion - women in dresses and men in shirts and ties - and most participants
Mary’s Place is currently at a 140 per cent vacancy rate and is in desperate need of funding in order
could increase their bids for a date with Bounsanga. Winning bidders at the auction
raised at the concert
Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter for women and children in
The cost of the was about $800 and in total
cost of the concert.
just over $1,400.
Garage on Nov. 8. The Student Date Auction raised $339. A Loose Change Line fundraiser was also held to offset the
and sang a tune in front of about 75 people who gathered for
appeared nervous. Broadcasting students sponsored the Student Date Auction and aH proceeds went to offset the costs of
the high homeamong women and chil-
Fleming, a first-year jour-
Gafoor, a third-year broadcasting student, planned and organized the event. Fleming thought of the idea and presented it to Gafoor who agreed the Student Date Auction was a
good fund-raising idea. Ginny Hawkrigg, a broadcasting student tioned
had a backup
bidder just in case no one bid on her
when she was up on
Students disrespect By Kirsten
was up there dying without a bid,”
“I’m recently single so
The ceremony consisted of a poems and
Remembrance Day ceremony in the Sanctuary on Nov. 10, many of what the
seemed ceremony was
be really nice to get back out there and dating again. This is somewhat of a boost for me.”
“(To me) those
paying homage to
who gave up
their lives for
freedom and the freedom of
others,” said Dallas Schlitt, a sec-
ond-year microcomputer administration student.
asked to stand and observe two
lack of respect by talking during
minutes of silence and the playing of the national anthem.
The ceremony was presented
unfortunate that people can’t
two minutes of
playing of the anthem.
are paying atten-
movie playing now, than
remember,” said event organizer
an attempt to relay the emotions
Kerri-Lynn Kit, CSI vice-president
by those who lived through war in Canada. Those who attended observed one true moment of silence near the end of the ceremony when
management studies student Sabrina Ganesh said to her Remembrance Day means remem-
entered the Sanctuary
during the two minutes of silence they stopped
ceremony was not taken
Third-year broadcasting student
Flanders Fields at the
Remembrance Day ceremonies in
the Sanctuary Nov. 10. (Photo by Kirsten
had three students
hard to give a fresh face to something that happened so many years
in the war.”
listening to the
bering the courage and bravery of those
fought in the war. ceremony, students
Fields a cappella.
planting next to the pond behind
and performed college’s
come up and thank me for doing it because they knew people who had
tion to the
broadcasting student Janice Saywell sang In Flanders
singing the song since high school
has been in the past.
Janice Saywell sings
at the door.
Steve Coleman, who has been the master of ceremonies at the event for the past three years, agreed that
by those involved,
aspect of the ceremony was that
take half an hour out of their day to
of student services.
loved ones during the war,
After the readings students were
evision set could be heard.
CBSA has new
about, as laughter, chatter and a tel-
which were read by a group of
the students in attendance to forget
song and plays
Remembrance collection of letters,
Student Date Auction in the Sanctuary Nov. 8. Bounsanga got the highest bid of $53 from Tannis Wade, a first-year journalism Student. (Photo by Kyla Rowntree) at the
asked one of the guys in my program to come down and watch and I gave him $50 to bid on me if “I
Highest bid recipient Steve Bounsanga, a second-year mechanical engineering student, sings
year at the
to participate in a tree
main teaching building. 10 students, mostly
those involved in the presentation, braved the cold and took turns shovelling dirt around the
observed the spirit of Remembrance Day throughout the ceremony.
purchased by the CSI, had been planted earlier tree,
— SPOKE, November
Tobin doesn’t answer the questions By Tammy Somerville Many
Harris has kind of taken the lid off
students will be thousands
of dollars in debt by the time they graduate;
or honest for
While Industry Minister Brian Tobin was not clear on how a Liberal federal government would help current students pay off the
are going to
pay down the student It is
just not realistic.”
He repeatedly avoided directly answering how a new Liberal government, serving a third term, would help those now enrolled
When pressed on
the issue, Tobin
government should be looking more into debt relief. “If I were to stand here and tell you that I’ve got a plan to pay down your debt, I’d be lying through my teeth and you’d be said
est rates are reasonable proposals
loans that you are driving up.’
massive debts they are incurring, he did agree that the federal government has to do something to keep the costs of post-secondary education down when he was interviewed by Spoke after he attended the CSI election event at Conestoga College Nov. 7. Tobin was reluctant to say exactly what a federal Liberal government would do and passed the blame on to the provincial government. “There is no question that Mike
because Mike Harris allows institutions to double tuitions that the federal government is going to step in and say, ‘Don’t worry, Mike. We
to say that
said Tobin. “I don’t think
agreed that students require debt relief. Having a longer time to repay loans, as well as lower inter-
and allowed institutions to set whatever tuition fees they want,”
The Liberal platform does
not have any such plans in
doesn’t mention student debt at
he was, premier of Newfoundland, Tobin promised the people of that province he would stay until the end of his term, but yet he resigned days before the federal election
appointed industry minister by Prime Minister Jean Chretien to court the Maritime vote. Asked whether or not he thought this move would create cynicism
students voting for the
or second time, Tobin said he has
support among strong Newfoundlanders. “People recognize that when you have an election campaign when one party has a platform that is very detrimental
as premier, the best use
be is to get into the fight,” he said. Tobin expanded saying that the prospect of negative feelings among young voters is why he came to Conestoga College to talk
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places like the college to speak directly
proposal included a script
manager Paul Osborne and programming specialist Mark
able to determine the
Burley are looking for student volunteers who want to work with the
any capacity. Although journalism and broadcasting students will be working at
so that he will be
amount of spoken word each show would
will operate according to
which means programming must
the station as part of their curricu-
contain 40 per cent Canadian content each day and 31 1/2 hours of
lum, the opportunity to become involved with CJIQ is open to
spoken word and three hours of ethnic content each week.
at the college.
don’t have to actually
promote local talent because the station will focus on content from Waterloo
side of broadcasting. station
send a signal
antenna above Door 4, out to the Global Television tower in Ayr. This will give CJIQ a broad-
go on the air to be involved. Osborne and Burley are willing to provide one-on-one training to anyone interested in the production
Region.” Paul Osborne,
range from Hamilton to Lake Erie where listeners can tune
local talent,” said
said students with ideas for
for the radio’s
should prepare a proposal bring
The proposal should include full
explanation of the idea includ-
in the stu-
and any related experience the it
students involved, as
well as their phone numbers and e-
Osborne said students with ideas shows should submit them even if they do not want to go on for
“Someone may have a great idea and we could get someone else to host
Osborne because the station will need people to do newscasts, weather and other speaking roles. Osborne said the station needs a
be pre-recorded or live
how many peowho would be
featured, whether the talent
on-air positions should also contact
ple will be involved,
ing what the content will be, will host the
Proposals should also contain the
a great opportunity to pro-
“because the station will focus on content from Waterloo Region.”
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ful if the
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issues,” said Tobin.
for the station has already begun.
Whit did yon think would be infau cwUufl about tbs jKDgnm? Try
sary to think and learn about the
the search for student volunteers
At tbk point in the
not going to invest the time neces-
trust for politicians.
requires student talent
Conestoga College’s new FM radio station, CJIQ, won’t begin broadcasting until December, but
Industry Minister Brian Tobin waits his turn to
would also be help-
of student volunteers because
broadcast 24-hours a day, seven days a week. will
SPOKE, November 20, 2000
Rodeway 206 new
Suites gets six-storey addition be ready
only one for each
The $1,875 per semester a television,
By Tammy Somerville
evaluate occupancy and the
Rodeway Suites 206 new units. '
The student residence
Although the college has legally
September, the Ministry of Training,
Colleges and Universities didn’t
approve the purchase
Kevin Mullan, vice-president of tions, said the college
50 units or 100 beds.
will bring Conestoga’s total resi-
dence capacity to 436. Mullan said the residences are self-sustaining so students who do not live there will not have any costs added to their regular fees for residence operation or maintenance.
The only source of income and the increases
will coincide with
The timing of
the deal couldn’t
be better for the college since
million, also gives the college the
per cent, the general arts and sci-
“The six-storey addition now under construction added another
were up 105 per
up 61 per cent and admissions
.Jack Fletcher, director of student
Spoke was right
said in a recent
interview that the timing
buy the residence because the risk of owning it is less now than it was six or seven years ago. Mullan expired that the cost of to
third parcel of land will
oped. The college construction
waiting for the
completed, and then in three years
land and construction as well as interest rates were higher in 1992.
in the future, said
increasingly scarce in the region, students won’t have to worry about
The new residence space means
have both beds
Students already in residence get
on the new accommoda-
but Mullan said he expects
everything to be
by the time
students start classes next
Kevin Mullan, vice-president of
There will be no changes for
with students regularly regarding
Throughout the summer of 2001 the original residence will undergo renovations. Mullan said more quiet study spaces will be built and a main floor informal lounge for students will be created. The rooms will also be refurbished and the basement area that holds the laundry, storage and existing lounge
not going to have to
finance and administrative
There are also mature students
operations, holds the layout for
who want to come back to full time who can’t afford it
new addition to Rodeway Suites. The purchase of the
have to pay for an apartment, said Mullan. Residence is now an
student residence by the
option for them.
college received ministry
approval Sept. 21 (Photo by
and game room will have
tioning installed. to students
living in residence will not increase
and Internet access the
have each bedroom where units
also an issue for
want to spend 1 fi hours on a bus and most can’t afford to buy a car. “The college looks at it as a student service,”
Mullan said the cost
students, said Mullan.
we’re ensuring it stays a residence and doesn’t become a hotel. There was no guarantee in the long term; now we have a guarantee.” Suites,
yllttiuy Conestoga College continually seeks opportunities for improvement to Conestoga
meet and exceed the needs of our students, employees
Mullan added that with specialty programs like the wood-skills training program Conestoga offers, students need to be assured they will have accommodations and now the college can do that.
enroll but are unable to find housing.
attract students, unlike the current
some disturbances with the construction. The manager of Rodeway Suites will be meeting
ing program admissions were up 35
the aviation program
be ready for September 2001, will have two separate bedrooms to
dents living there
now and He said
This year alone the practical nurs-
option of a third parcel of land for
was $14 million,”
The new residence units,
$8.5 million. Overall the
student residence and more than two acres of additional land for phase two of the construction which is currently underway. The deal, which cost approximately $5
$6 million range,” he said. Mullan said the new residences will fill up before they open because the existing residence is full and there is a waiting list. “There isn’t any real student housing in the area,” he said.
until Sept. 21.
finance and administrative opera-
including the building and land was
rooms with 115 beds. With the
original price for the deal
Road, across Homer Watson Boulevard from. Doon campus. on
addition will include approximate-
length of the waiting
Conetoga College has started construction on a six-storey addi-
— SPOKE, November 20, 2000
to get to polls When
Conestoga College students enter the real world after two or books and bars, there are many things that will
three years of hitting the
as a shock to them. There will be taxes to pay, and high ones. There will be no help to pay back the thousands of dollars in student loans. When they go to the
emergency room, they
will wait for two, three,
even four hours. The
Some of them
have children and will find out that
child care than
sick and gas prices will climb higher.
they breathe will
They will bitch and complain. They will curse and swear. They will blame everyone, except who is most at fault, themselves. They didn’t vote in the Nov. 27, 2000 federal election. Their voice was not heard and their choice was not recorded. They were too wrapped up in their own lives to worry about their own futures. With traditionally less than 10 per cent of students voting, politicians continue to ignore them. But no one seems to care. With escalating tuition costs and mounting debts, someone should care and who better than students? sit up and take note. Do we want Do we want to preserve the Earth as it is or destroy it beyond repair and then realize we were wrong? Do we want to protect those who cannot protect themselves? Do we want our children to
future of this country should
clean air and water?
happy and prosperous?
those of us
Canadian Alliance, NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Conservatives is taxes, health care and gun control. These are important issues, but education is also important. The political parties have not made it a priLiberals,
because they don’t have
Alliance leader Stockwell
in his platform,
be prime minister of Canada.
he has said he would give students
OSAP a break by allowing them to pay back their loans based on payments in proportion to their salaries once they have a job. But, while he served the PC government of Alberta as provincial treasurer, tuition fees skyrocketed more than 200 per cent to become among the
Federal party leaders get
highest in the country.
Sure he would give students more time to pay back their loans, but would they be paying back $100,000 instead of $30,000 because of additional interest? These are things students should
random survey of Conestoga College students on the
pus Nov. 2 showed some students were unaware a Canadian federal election was being held. How can students be so ... naive, uninformed
always take advantage of
Only half of a ballot.
er? “If only,
300 million people
Conestoga College. Candidates speak to students
help educate Students
Cambridge riding were 7.
Federal Industry Minister Brian
to lend support to Liberal
MP Janko Peric and although
parties sent representatives, it was educational. was an opportunity to learn about the issues and whqt the Liberals plan to do about them. But where were the students? Only about 30
none of the other It
live in a
democratic country where
enough to have With our vote we
the opportunity to express ourselves on a ballot.
choose the government that runs the country. In many countries people are tortured and executed every day
try to exercise their
These people would love
have a say
about mudslinging, instead of the issues in this election, Canadians
in the issues facing this country,
are left trying to sort through
rather than the leaders’ opinions
their visions for
is in full
the voting population in
use the notwith-
leaders are sending out one
made up of
“one of the worst finance ministers in recent history,” saying the coun-
tion platform to
out called Chretien a
gun and the 1989 massacre of 14 women in Montreal, Clark went on to allude that he was also an first
Canadians are too stupid
and when Chretien made mistakes when referring to Day buying a
am capable of lis-
country to the party’s leader
and the party’s elected
morals have not become
questionable as a result of dirty
would like to see Canadians a prime minister because
campaign enough B.S.
them point out
government. I’ve heard
like to see
comfortable in trusting
in their Cl C V
forms without resorting
forming an opinion on whether or
the flaws in their opponents’ plat-
out for themselves.
for one, feel
tening to a party’s platform, and
like to see the party lead-
shortcoming of their opponents for
needs to stop gambling
referred to Chretien as
stand up to the scrutiny of oppo-
not feel the need to point out every
run the country
a bunch of gullible
to these kinds
minister should be cho-
ability to denigrate
sen on his/her merits, not hisXher
issues in this election are
two-tier health care, tax cuts and
Prime Minister Jean Chretien has accused Alliance Leader Stockwell
While Conservative Leader Joe
believe the majority
Charter of Rights because of his
The CSI academic sub-committee
Tobin was there
eligible to vote bothered to cast
going through the minds of those
The outcome of
their right to vote.
be decided by a couple of hundred people.
of Canadians are more interested
have taken the back burner, while
as simple as every vote counts, everyone counts
and people should
would begin to send out strong, clear messages about their stand on this elecparties
But instead, policies and issues
But since the
Despite what the politicians
the federal election on Nov.
the Nov. 7 U.S. presidential election,
27 draws near you would think the
drain. Now, I’m not he’d know,” said Clark.
deny the brain
any of these things
will not see
in this election.
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SPOKE, November 20, 2000
— Page 5
News Russian journalist on a paper-chase Visits By Lisa
about newspaper business
easy for me, either,” she said.
thought of being a journalist.
Burlachenko graduated with a
The managing newspaper
editor of a small
Conestoga College on Nov. 6 said Canadians
journalism students are lazier than
she thought they
Anna Burlachenko, who works
degree in business management to
she came to Canada and what
be a journalist in Russia. Burlachenko is in southern
Ontario to learn about the newspaper business in Canada through a
program called the Yeltsin Democracy Fellowship Program established in 1992
been invested in a trust through the Canadian
and proceeds finance the fellowship program.
in the transition to a democratic soci-
ety and a market
economy by spon-
soring short-term customized train-
ing programs in Canada for reform leaders from a variety of sectors.
The program was
only the public sector until 1998.
Jean Russia in
Chretien’s mission to
1997, and in response to Yeltsin’s
announced an expansion to bring up to 500 Russians to Canada from 1998-2000 for customized management training. The program is now in a transition phase with an emerging emphasis on private and public sector
Canadian private sector fellowship program was piloted in February of 1998 and launched for real in the fall
Toronto since her
should try to visit an Englishspeaking country. She originally spoke to an
papers so competition subscribers)
very tough.” Anna
The fellowship includes a sixweek training program in Canada which provides private sector man-
Ukhta managing editor
United States. This turned her off so she made some more calls and eventually chose Canada. Burlachenko’s city in Russia, Ukhta, is farther north than the Yukon. Oil, gas, mining and forestry are the major industries. Burlachenko’s newspaper was the only one in Ukhta until 1992. there are five.
The Ukhta has
circulation of the five newspapers.
and strategic change management and debriefing for one week. There are two sessions for 25-35 people in the spring and fall. The training program is managed by SIGMA VI, an education and training
VI in Ottawa sends staff to Russia twice a year to interview candi-
of newspapers in Russia, which were a department of the local government during the said
Communist regime. Burlachenko said it is difficult to change minds and ways of thinking and that the newspaper must change with society and the community. What she has learned from Canada has been beneficial, she said, and she hopes to launch a pro-
support of journalists
she gets back to Russia. also hopes to 1
in readership within the
by making the paper more and increasing
interesting to readers
Anna Burlachenko, a Russian
will kill our competitors,”
journalist and managing editor, spoke to journalism students abut her experience working on a Russian newspaper on NOV. 6. (Photo by Reni Nicholson)
IMPORTANT REMINDER Application deadline to request tutoring Is
five local papers so
competition (for subscribers)
very tough,” she said.
The Ukhta has 9,500
Less than 10 per cent of the population subscribes to a paper. The Ukhta prints only eight pages and is published now only four in a city of 100,000.
days a week because of financial problems. Burlachenko said the relationship among the papers is friendly. She said they help each other out with stories
and never have
research projects for three weeks
lead the democratic reform
the second biggest
of five management competencies
one day, an orientation program in Canada for one week, a core competency seminar for one week, practical attachments and action
process right now,” Burlachenko
American representative whose tone she said was unfriendly. She said the American saw her as a competitor and as someone whose dream was to visit the
next two years, improving prof-
agers with advanced training in one
departure orientation in Russia for
became her newspamanaging editor.
Her newspaper, which has been operating since 1941, employs a
and practical experience in how Canadian industry operates. The six-week program includes the following components: pre-
years later she per’s
Burlachenko had a choice of coming to one of 1 1 countries, but she chose Canada because her
A contribution of $20 mil-
reporter and then an editor.
She passed interviews with a SIGMA VI representative and came to Canada in October. She trained for three days and has spent two weeks at Ryerson Polytechnic
quick and hurried in their lives and Canadians are not. She also noted that Canadians are friendlier than Americans. Burlachenko, who lives in a city also called Ukhta in northwest Russia in the Komi Republic,
spoke to about 40
qualify for the fellowship.
the Ukhta, said that Russians are
year journalism students about
design at the paper. She started
supervising eight staff journalists,
connecting with news services and researching current news issues.
work with journalists and there are many responsibilities. She said sometimes her reporters write very boring and monotonous stories.
although Burlachenko said there
sometimes international news, but
focused on our city
maze, a tutor may be able help you through the semester
Don’t get caught
events,” said Burlachenko.
biographies are most popular with the readers. “We know our readers
Burlachenko entered the training program in 1999 after passing entrance exams. ‘They were not difficult, but not
and we know whom we write to,” Burlachenko said. “I think we see more and feel more in our life.” Burlachenko said she never
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— SPOKE, November
ISO documentation passes review Despite four minor non-conforCollege’s Conestoga
detailed and well written, accord-
ing to two auditors from
Beingessner and Carolyn
(Photo by Khiam Nong)
management representative. The two auditors did a thorough
review of the documents to
be fully ISO
measure,” he said. “The preparadelivery and evaluation tion, requires a higher expertise with
examination of records.
answered during the auditing Does the documentation comply with the ISO standard? Are process:
documented procedures implemented? Are the procedures effec-
Jeffrey said the
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time to regain and corany deficiencies from the preassessment,” he said.
Nov. 13 issue of Spoke reported the
wrong date for the Kitchener Rangers’ breakfast rect date was Nov. 11.
been changed to
Jeffrey said the date of the registration audit has
Jeffrey. “It’s really reassuring.”
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mentation did not have any major non-conformances. “You have two experts saying we
will see that three questions
But Conestoga College’s docu-
auditors will gather informa-
by observation, interview and
ATTENTION ALL 2 nd & 3 YR. EET & MET STUDENTS
But Beingessner said the nonconformances were minor in nature and that they had to do with wording. A major non-conformance would be a failure to recognize an
ISO committee management representative
do not comply with ISO stanwere found and document-
regards to measuring effectively.” Four non-conformances, things
have good documents.
turing institution because the serv-
“You have two experts saying
from evaluating a manufac-
ice at the college is
“They will validate what we have documented and see that we
other colleges are certified in
Conestoga College’s ISO commit-
audit scheduled for Jan. 18-19. Jeffrey said the
college intends to be the
ments before a pre-assessment
Conestoga College hopes to be an ISO 9001 facility by
uating Conestoga College
Carolyn Macdonald of KPMG thoroughly reviews and assesses Conestoga’s ISO documentation Nov. 7. The initial documentation review is the first step in the ISO registration process.
really pleased with
the opportunity to revise the docu-
only certain areas. Beingessner explained that eval-
nesses to follow.
review and assess the college’s ISO documentation of policy, pro-
Organization sets standards in quality and consistency for busi-
that they are
Macdonald of KPMG’s Waterloo Conestoga at were branch College’s Doon campus on Nov. 7
not exactly sure
what the auditors would
ISO standards. The International
external auditing company.
sure Conestoga College has
By Khiam Nong
Also in the Nov. 13 issue of Spoke, the pull-quote for the Conestoga Condors’ hockey report was wrongly attributed. It should have been
Greg Rickwood. Spoke apologizes for the errors.
. . . .
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Students benefit from software upgrades By Quan La
ed with a new operating system said upgrades, software and
has more features and learning the new version will help him compete
Conestoga College’s computer services has upgraded the college’s computer software, despite its late
advanced features, drivers, improved plug and play power management, and an Internet update site which has helped computer services. Hewitt said Windows 98 caused a problem with computers shutting down, but computer services was
upgrades for the beginning of May this year, but the software packages didn’t arrive until the second
of August, giving computer services only three
able to get a patch that corrected
Hewitt, a computer serv-
said computer services has been
working for the last three months and is still upgrading computers. He said computer services employees and students from the computer program programmer/analyst installed the upgrades.
Doon, Guelph, Waterloo and Cambridge campuses were upgrad-
Students can use new programs such as Microsoft Office 2000,
Microsoft project 2000, AutoCAD 2000, Accounting version 8, Visual Studio version 6 and Borland C++. Jordan Teschke, a third-year mechanical engineering student, has been using the upgraded
job market because employwho can operate their systems. Most companies run the newest software, said Teschke.
ers look for people
puter programmer/analyst student, said
with technology since quickly.
said learning the skills
and programs employers require is his biggest concern because he wants to enter the business world prepared. Hewitt said the upgrades were paid with
funding from the
Investment program and the technology fees students paid with Skills
Computer services is planning the during upgrades more
Len Hbfstetter cleans the windows at Door 5 Nov. 7. been working for housekeeping at the college for six years with cleaning doors and windows being his sole job. He cleans doors in busy areas three times a day. (Photo by Tammy Somerville)
Christmas break, said Hewitt.
teaches complementary care
Includes aromatherapy and reflexology By Reni Nicholson
new, part-time program in education is being offered at Conestoga College. health-care
decrease the need for drugs in treatment and aid in a more responsive healing process, said Paleshi.
“The medical profession
ing to consider the potential value
graduate program concentrating on the natural and holistic paths to
of such care, and this is beginning to be reflected in the medical
and healing, has been approved by the Ontario Ministry
Application for admission is open to those with degrees or diplomas in medical fields such as
Included in the alternative methods to medication covered in the course are aromatherapy, reflexology, therapeutic touch and reiki, an
ancient healing art from Japan and
practice of such is
not new, especially in
Europe and Asia, but the recognition of the medical techniques at the post-secondary level is still a
are looking for more
than the traditional medical model.”
and recipient work together, establishing a focus and relationship that attends to whole-person consideration
the only college-level
The program, which takes two
three years to complete, consists
of 12 required courses, tives
and a supervised lab
clinical training will take
practices and doctors
Paleshi believes to
by the complementary care
NOT TOO LATE
Health-care professionals who complete the program are entitled to take qualifying examinations set by the Reflexology Association of
Canada and by
Paleshi said career opportunities students who complete the
course exist in urban and rural areas, through self-employment, the forming of local health-care practices or involvement with
Complementary care treatments
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naturopathic or chiropractic clinics.
She said complementary care has potential for
WINDING DOWN, BUT
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and engages the whole person, not just an isolated symptom or condition,” said Maijorie Paleshi, pro-
psychology and social work, as well as those who have acquired a
STRUGGLING WITH A COURSE
in the fields
ments, rehabilitation and palliative
“These days, people are looking for ical
model,” said Paleshi. “They
want more sophisticated answers.”
Kunkle joins Accounting student
charge of promotions
By Kyla Rowntree
of time, organization and dedi-
cation, said Thailleur.
The job involves
setting up and places and choosing events and themes, monitoring ticket sales and designing posters and distributing them for upcom-
accounting, was elected the
executive the at Students Business Association’s bi-weekly meeting at Conestoga College on Nov. 9. “I worked pretty hard for this,” said Kunkle, “and I put a lot of effort into the various ideas that
to plan for next
Only two business students, Kunkle and Jen Lamorea, first-year marketing, ran for the position.
Lamorea performed a juggling
act with three balls.
that she doesn’t
The colour of the
to sell chocolates all through the
Kunkle said she wants to the students to gather
to get out
with each other,” said Kunkle. this
time constraints, said Thailleur.
group thing we have going here. I want people to get to know each
FLU SHOT CLINICS
The job involves a
with enthusiasm specifically towards promotions, said CBSA president
8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
of about 20 hours a week. position of the promotions
November 20 th - 24 th (Monday Blue
school activities and a commitment
All Students and Staff***
to juggle along with
This will be the third time the promotion executive position has been filled this term as the two other executives quit because of
do what the students want. “I want to get the school involved stop
the position of promotions execu-
ing the students.
bolized parts of her
a team player for this
accounting student, was
A computer liaison was supposed to be elected as well, how-
ever the class representatives
Jessika Kunkle, a second-year the
promotions executive after winning a Nov. 9 election. (Photo by Kyla Rowntree
with dedication and organization the best person for this job.”
The term of from
the position runs
and involves a
elected on Nov. 23.
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agreed were not that they informed of the opening for the position and they were unprepared
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Bedazzled delivers By Derek Lester
was waiting for him, so she him again. With his last wish, he mistakenly
Brendan Eraser’s wackiness and talent really
edy Bedazzled. Elliot Richards
finds the only loophole in the contract
what the loophole
nerdy, hopelessly romantic techni-
Richards needs a
Gardiner, but another twist
be with Alison, which summons
the real Devil looked like her, I If
Richards had never had a real friend.
Richards’ wishes turn
from a Columbian drug lord to the president of the United States. Richards always ends up with Gardiner after a wish, but someit all
twist the Devil makes.
the part of a shy-looking young woman, and it is easy to see why Richards falls for her. All in all, the actors and actresses put out a dazzling and funny performance you won’t want to miss.
because of a
One time Gardiner cheated on left
The Devil appeared
be his friend and help him. This another reason why he is tempt-
ed by the Devil.
different characters ranging
sign the contract for his soul.
Richards’ soul in return for seven
the Devil’s beauty, and after
beauty was part of the reason why she
Richards is almost immediately taken in by a
going to Hell.
end does go in his favour. Hurley plays the part of an attractive Devil who wears revealing outfits. She lured me under her spell.
with trying to pick up his love, he
Richards doesn’t end up with
co-worker Alison (Frances O’Connor).
with the Devil.
Devil he won’t
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2000 not By Kyla Rowntree The title of the CD compilation Rap Essentials 2000 is completely off as the sound of rap is more of a monotonous hip-hop tone and very slow moving pace.
album is defiyou are a col-
nitely not essential if
lector of rap.
The same beat and two cords
should jump-start an album. is due to the artists as they
the rap scene.
Penitentiary in Kingston.
two inmates of the Collins Bay Black Jackal and Dirty Money originate from Toronto and the song was
Explicit lyrics and a parental advisory warning appear on the
recorded along with its video behind bars. Citizen Kane and Q-Tip are the only two well-known artists on the album. Soldier’s Story, Track 5, by
cover as with any compact disc
Citizen Kane, has a great rhythm
The album does include a fair number of tracks. It’s not often a CD releases six bonus tracks along
chasing for this song.
on the album and you definitely receive your money’s worth on this one if you like the sound.
with a picture. a great inclusion for any CD
bios of each
This is because
best part of the
features the origin and
accomplishments of the
might be worth pur-
The slow more laid-back repetiwears thin by Track 3. By the time you hit Track 4 it can be assumed you’ll flip through until you find a beat worth moving to.
composed sounds and is
tive beat is
with 12 songs. There are 18 songs
of many different rhythms of different
echo throughout the entire four minutes of the song and it is my guess listeners will proceed to Track 2 after 30 seconds. This song and its lyrics aren’t the type of song that
This rap compilation
this track defines repetitive.
This album defines the evolution it has changed since Ice-T and Ice Cube haven’t dominated
slow but heavy beat of amaseems to be the sound of rap on the album which was released in stores Oct. 10. It includes sounds from Q-Tip and Citizen Kane.
The first song RO.W by Crazy and Wild has a monotonous tone to start off an album. Rap does consist of repetitive beats, however
of rap as
Got a hot news
for the “essential” part includ-
in the title, the
— Page 11
song that and the that are supposed to be in the
isn’t until the fifth
really get into the rap
in the first place.
album if you appreciate the slow sound of rap. The wide range of artists may intrigue listeners, however the
You might enjoy
sounds are so different turn
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SPOKE, November 20, 2000
Condors’ comeback nets By Lisa
Conestoga had a much better sec-
Dave Stewart scored
Humber with 16 seconds remaining in the game to defeat the Hawks 3-2 in men’s varsity hockey action in Toronto on t Nov. 9. goal against
After losing their
of the season in which Sault Ste. Marie and Cambrian outscored them 21-8, the Condors rebounded with a big come-from-behind win
Westwood arena. The Condors hadn’t played a game since Oct. 28 and it showed in the first period when they came at
out slow. able to
freely in the Condors’ zone and
some of of the game in
period, keeping his
team in the game and giving them a chance to win, but the score was 2-0 at the end of the period.
Condors kept the Humber seemed
In the third, the
to lay back, content with trying to
protect a 2-1 lead.
Captain Greg Thede scored a power-play goal at 16:25 in the
some life, zip and intensity.” Coach Ken Galemo said the outstanding player of the game was Captain Greg Thede who scored the equalizer and assisted on the
said goalie Kentner had an
“Our number 1 line of Turcotte, Jeremy Henry and Stewart saw a tremendous amount of ice time and were up to the task,” Galemo said. “All four lines played extremely well.”
and Stewart scored the goahead goal just before the buzzer to earn the Condors their first vic-
tory of the season.
ing after those two bad losses,” said Condors’ assistant coach
Turcotte and Stewart had two-
“The players were
through the motions out there,”
Rickwood. “In between
ods they were told they needed
team played a lot was a 100 per cent turn-
around for the guys.” Conestoga played a great defensive game, he added.
Galemo said that the
lucky to get out of the first period only down by two goals.
outstanding effort as well.
Humber was get
ond period outshooting the Hawks 12-10. They picked up their physical play and were much more aggressive in Humber’s zone. Centre Matt Turcotte picked up one of his two points with a goal at
said his team’s discipline
Jordan Banninga of Lambton Lighting tries to clear the puck from the front of his net during a minor bantam hockey game against Oshawa Motor Sales Nov. 10 at the Conestoga Rec Centre. Ninety teams were playing in the 30th Annual Kitchener Minor Hockey Association Tim Hortons Blueline Tournament. (Photo by Quan La)
and execution was great and they took only four minor penallevel
four minor penal-
Conestoga outshot Humber 3633.
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Andrew Telegdi as
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event in Spoke?
Telegdi has been working hard for well over twenty-five years
support of post-secondary education and students
two-term president of the Federation of Students
since his early days as
to place Andrew
strong advocate for
understands student needs and aspirations and students and academic institutions in the Region.
has served as chair of the
Community Advisory Board
College, on the Senate of the University of Waterloo and on the Board of
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Governors of Wilfrid Laurier University.
When he went to Ottawa, he became one of the founders of the PostSecondary Education Caucus, which has influenced the government to greatly expand funding for the research granting agencies, to create the Millennium Scholarship Fund,
matching grants for education
savings plans and to increase the education tax credit for full-and part-time students.
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Recently, with the help of MPs' Janko Peric (Cambridge), Brenda Chamberlain (Guelph- Wellington) and Karen Redman (Kitchener Centre)
Andrew made in
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a significant contribution to the
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Ontario through his tenacious work with Conestoga College and
private-sector partners to secure Federal
College with state-of-the-art machines and infrastructure.
Andrew was new
instrumental in securing over $4.2 million for the acquisition of
machines by the Mechanical Engineering Labs at the Doon and Guelph campuses and for the development of the new Information Technology Centre at the Waterloo campus. With friends the
no wonder Conestoga College in Canada.
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