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34th Year

August

— No. 59

27, 2001

CSI won’t hold concert By Jody Andruszkiewicz

the students during the day. There

be

will

Conestoga Students Inc. will not hold a concert this year due to poor attendance at past concerts.

The money that would have been used for a concert will instead be spent on more daytime Jon Olinski, president of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), said the organization

Guest speakers on most want^tist.

being run

is

and that doing things the old way because it’s condifferently this year

venient

no longer

cuts

it.

Because the CSI is a non-profit corporation, he said it has to break even on its big events. Over the past five years, the CSI has always held a welcoming concert in the first

week of September.

Such acts included Choclair, I Mother Earth, Big Sugar, 54-40 and Ashley Macisaac. In all those years, every concert

money because of poor

lost

atten-

dance, with the total over five years hitting

approximately $37,000 in

“That’s

money

to

large

a

be

“It’s far too

losing,’’

amount

much when

The Choclair

not even

concert,

show-

is

which

tured other acts including the

Spoke

is

published

and produced by the journalism students of

Baby

losing $8,500.

“We

can’t afford to

lose that

This special orientabe available in boxes through-

budget.”

with our

CSI president This year the CSI investigated

weekly edition of the college newspaper will be distributed.

another concert, with David Usher,

frontman of Moist, being the act. But with a budgeted loss of $4,000, Olinski said that potential loss was

Acer on Oct. 23, and Tom Stade on Nov. 14. The 2001 year closes out with Sean Collins on Dec. 5.

The new year opens with New Hamburg native Wade McElwain on

Jan. 9. Joey Elias performs

on

Simon B. Cotter returns on March 13 and the comedy ends for Feb. 5,

the year on April 2 with Jason Rouse.

comedy, which be rotated between Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, a different movie will be shown every week in the Sanctuary on the same Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday In addition to the

will

rotation.

Fun Party Lucky on

Happy

Sept. 6 will

from Checkers Fun Factory. These activities include the Velcro Olympics, big of boxing, the joust and dunk tank. A Sept. 5 casino day event will have crown and anchor tables, roulette, blackjack and a magician. Other entertainment includes have

Dan who

activities

Valkos, a psychic entertainer

perform twice during the

will

on

College students have

and

a provincial voice By Jody Andruszkiewicz Student run, student managed, That’s the message the Ontario

Community

College

Student

Parliamentary Association

SPA) conveys

(OCC-

that

said.

“A

our money.

big event can’t lose that

much

ing with post-secondary education,

lobbying the provincial govern-

specifically college students such

to play

pool during the week of

ment on post-secondary education

as

issues.

Assistance

the

CSI plans some

Student

leaders

formed

the

organization in 1975 because they

Instead. Olinski said the

money

budgeted for a concert will be spent on offering entertainment to

OCOR,

Ontario

Student

Program Appeals Board, Coordinating Committee on

nighttime events. These include a

felt

Monday

to represent

Student Services (CCSS), Ontario College Application Service Advisory Board (OCAS), ACAA-

level

TO

activities,

television

night

with

programming or Monday

college students needed a voice

them at the provincial on issues relating to students. While the OCCSPA office used to move with the change of each

Night Football on the big screen and in the television room. Pub and grub crawls are also being organ-

executive, there

ized for students.

time executive director, an execu-

In addition to planning entertain-

The

association

ing a growth

is

currently hir-

and development

to oversee the

expansion

of the CSI.

“We

money.”

has student repre-

dents in the college sector while

16,

will give tips

tive assistant

is

currently a full-

and home office with

manager

lose

OCCSPA

Gerry on how

Jan.

how we spend

to

tions,

who

nizes

afford

with, our budget,” he

having working

Watson,

councils.

can’t

to

sentation on every committee deal-

“Unlike other student unions, we don’t have a lot of money to work with so we have to be careful

“We

addition

In

relationships with these organiza-

to all full-time stu-

an information database located

much money

TO), the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) and the Ontario Public Service Employees

Union (OPSEU).

students working for students.

ment over the summer, Olinski said the CSI balanced its budget and paid off debts accumulated by past

too high.

4

Cotter playing on Sept. 13, David

WWF

17.

rights

ten-

Despite a heavy focus on daytime

that date the regular

know their PAGE

is

planned with Simon B.

tatively

Oct. 2.

Jon Olinski,

out the college for two

Students should

country.”

again

much

tion issue will

COMMENTARY

guys all have television experience and are some of the best in the

school year, once on Sept. 10 and

money

On

fea-

Blue Soundcrew and fully Black, cost $16,000 to hold. The CSI hoped to break even, but ended up

Conestoga College.

weeks, until Sept.

of

Olinski said.

10 per cent of the school ing up.”

Spoke coming to a box near you

“We’re bringing in headliner comedians every month. These

Also, activities like Super

losses.

the

in

Olinski said the entire year

activities.

i

comedy

live

Sanctuary every month, he said.

money

see a

will

The Ontario government recogfor

OCCSPA college

province, and

as the only voice

students it is

that has allowed

the

Centennial,

this recognition

Conestoga,

in

OCCSPA

to

have

relationships with such organizalot

fund-raising,”

dents.”

near Queen’s Park.

of potential for

he said, “and that

go back

to

the stu-

Advocacy and Communications Committee, Key Performance Indicator Steering Committee, Ontario Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (OACSFA) and Access to Opportunities Programs Advisory Council (ATOP). Current anglophone members of OCCSPA are Cambrian,

as the Ontario Council of Regents (OCOR), the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and tions

Technology of Ontario

(ACAA-

Confederation,

Fanshawe,

Northern, Niagara,

St.

Humber, Clair,

St.

Lawrence, Sir Sandford Fleming and Sault colleges. Representing the francophone students are Boreal, Grand Lacs and La Cite. Continued on Page 2


— SPOKE, Aug.

Page 2

27, 2001

News

Guest speakers a valuable commodity By Jody Andruszkiewicz

business students in the classroom

ensures students

The

Conestoga

Business

Students Association

isn't a party

be expected of them in the workplace.

dent Joe Bentley. Reiterating one of his ideas from

March

will

according to presi-

organization,

his

know what

“Nothing quite beats

regularly to discuss

hearing from the

program

8 election speech, the

source.” Joe Bentley,

ous guest speakers from the business community speak to business

CBSA president “Nothing quite beats hearing from the source what they (potential employers) want to see on the

ic year.

Bentley, 24, said most activities

separate

organization

Conestoga

Students

having

All

address

the

OCCSPA

west region are Conestoga, Fanshawe, St. Clair and Niagara.

1

has

There

is

its

own

The

internal

a president, four

vice-presidents, a director of fran-

cophone

a great opportunity for students to

ask questions of professionals in

spoken with are receptive to having guest speakers, will be working over the summer and fall semesters to prepare to have speakers come in classes

starting

2002 semester. The speakers

the winter

in

will

come from

affairs

and an Aboriginal

Peoples chair.

Each vice-president has responsibility over a region in Ontario. The

region

eastern

has

Sir

in

and Marketing; and Growth and Development.

the

jump

full-time student

is

eligible

would

chance to hear them. He hopes to have the speakers throughout the year so students benefit from their insight in all at the

semesters. “I think itive

it’ll

be an extremely pos-

addition

student

to

at

life

Joe Bentley

Conestoga,” he said.

change

lobbying for In addition to producing publi-

P.R.

Any

business community, and he

believes Conestoga students

and position papers

cations

assist college students,

to

OCCSPA

Elicia Gardner, executive assistant

OCCSPA

for

and former

PR and marketing said OCCSPA provides!

2000-2001

Sandford Fleming, La Cite and St. Lawrence. Located in the north are Cambrian, Northern, Boreal, Sault and Confederation. The central

to run for an OCCSPA position provided that student has the per-

offers

benefits.

community college students

mission and support of the student council of the school they are

Ontario with

region hosts Humber, Centennial

from.

Thyagi Delanerolle, president of OCCSPA and president of Centennial College Student

members of have access to knowledgeable staff, information and training provided at quarterly con-

groups.

and Grand Lacs.

OCCSPA

regions are southwestern, central, eastern and northern. In the south-

a

Region. Bentley hopes to have speakers from Manulife, , KPMG,

students can have a hand

Continued from Page

structure.

program advisory committee

the idea does-

academic year, Bentley said the groundwork for the project will have been laid, and the following Conestoga Business Students Association executive can implement it. He said having guest speakers is this

he’s

variety of businesses in 'Waterloo

Bentley said he got the idea from

pan out

who

classes.

But

some reason

If for n’t

meantime, Bentley,

to

are

RIM and people in the information technology field.

program co-ordinators

while the skills students learn in a classroom are beneficial, there is only so much students can get from

is

Like any other student organization,

In the

resume,” Bentley said, adding that

Inc.),

speakers

and

a

stresses of school.

guest

to other faculties

from

designed to lighten the emotional atmosphere of students and

remove the

being

schools across the college. said the

students in the 2001-2002 academ-

particular is

said this idea could be

branched out

analyst student plans to have vari-

how

curriculum

He

taught.

second-year computer programmer

held by the association (which

forums and wanted to expand upon it for the benefit of business students. Program advisory committees are groups of professionals, instructors and students who meet

Through

also has three standing

committees:

Issues

Management;

its

student involvement,

OCCSPA produces its own biannual newsletter, the

Echo, to keep col-

lege students informed.

Some

other documents

OCCSPA

directory, an annual directory of

college student government execu-

and student newspapers; Applied Degree Recommendations, a response paper stemming from consultastaff

tives,

tions

Association Inc., said

Assessment Performance

Board;

and

Key

“It

provides a forum for the con-

cerns of these students to be heard

addition,

ideas.”

build on initiatives and get help on

is

issues.

tion.

“Student

leaders

from across

Ontario benefit from the valuable

experience and knowledge they

for

col-

voice that is respected by the government and other stakeholder

Luc Lafontaine, president of Cambrian Students Inc., said he

gain.

leges across Ontario.

“They have a hand in lobbying change with the colleges and government for all Ontario college

impressed with the organiza-

had never realized how imporOCCSPA was to the students in Ontario. I have never seen such a bunch of enthusiastic student leaders,” he said. “This alone makes me happy to “I

tant

study in Ontario.

I

know we’re

good hands.”

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SPOKE, Aug.

2001—Page 3

Cwnnifiitary Your student council welcomes you The

executive

of

Conestoga

Students Inc. has been busy this

summer

preparing for the upcom-

Andruszkiewicz and I am the vice-president of academics for the CSI. You are about to embark on a journey

Lots to see and do while here

ing academic year.

But before we you can expect to

you about what we want congratulate you. You are one of

the

tell

tion

this year,

during school hours.

who

only

are

one

of

ensure that

if

Although we are located with-

few,

ests.

you

also

in the college,

entering

sure that

the

here to represent your best inter-

selected are

is to

paigns. During your lifetime,

One of

the

to

post-secondary education.

reasons for this

be available

Not you

have chosen to

on

full-time, I will

you need help with anything^ that someone is available during the day to help you. The student union at Conestoga College is funded and run by the students and is for students. We are

15 per cent of students

move

is

we

are a completely

separate corporation from the col-

the

Olinski

present students, and the people

For this reason, I cannot tell you how important it is to come and tell us if you need help with

who employ them

anything.

college that has

been selected by

its

college in Ontario for straight

year.

As

build your resume.

its

number tlie

1

third

president

of

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), the student union representing students at Conestoga College, I would like

The people who

are part

of the student union have been a part of the college community for at least

one year and have a good

idea of where to get help

if

they

cannot answer the question for you.

we

to take this time to personally wel-

Last year

come each and

various things ranging from where

every one of you to

this school.

to find a

to get out

order to

in

didn’t realize

until I finished school just

that was.

When you

how

true

graduate and

My name is Jon Olinski and I was

about

helped students with

bathroom and information

ever full-time pres-

ident of Conestoga Students Inc. In

how

when

the next

CSI event is

to

to appeal a final grade.

in

to the

Ontario.

Taylor and

I

My

number

1

name

is

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Jaime

am

your vice-president of commu-

The worked

nications.

CSI hard

over

the

summer to make this year great. Some of

always looking for volunteers to

have headline come-

month

dians each

dents attend a therefore

we

more hope stu-

as well as

trips for all to enjoy.

We

number of

events;

arranged to hold a

lot

attend. It is

my job

students of

as well to inform all

upcoming

events.

We

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upcoming

cafeterias

ure

principle,

the

demands

Id

immediate satisfaction of

its

urges,

regardless of undesirable effects.”

Taylor

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Oktoberfest and winter play day

help with various events and cam-

We

located across

Welcome

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regularly.

currently have 33 black “Id” boards

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to pro-

job.

to

In addition to us helping you, there is an opportunity for

CSI has decided

vide free noontime entertainment

of events on various days so that each one of you can participate or

events include

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The CSI adopted this theory during the summer and hopes all students

Instead of holding a concert this

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At

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— SPOKE, Aug. 27, 2001

Commoitary

Students need to

know

their rights Standing up for yourself to ensure academic excellence

is

as important as handing in your assignments.

Often students don’t know their academic rights. This is unfortunate since knowing these rights is imperative to student success. That’s not to say students should lay back, relax and do a poor job academically, but by having established student rights recognized by the Conestoga College administration, students know what to expect in the classroom. Conestoga College accepts 16 rights as fundamental to students at this school. They are: freedom of speech; freedom to publish; freedom of assembly; organizations; student organization; impartial grading; academic appeal; information; use of facilities/equipment; security of person; privacy of records; release of information; discipline; policies and procedures; complaints and petition; and academic information. In addition, Conestoga has Students need 26 student responsibilities that range from pohcies on cheating to safety issues on

to

campus. While some teachers ensure students know about these responsibilities their duty

demic

know they have

rights in the

classroom.

by reading them out

when

they don’t

tell

in class, they shirk students about their aca-

Volunteering valuable

rights.

Students need to know they have rights in the classroom. up to every teacher to provide students with this information. Currently, students are informed of their rights through the Student Procedures Guide. Also in that guide are the student responsibilities. Although teachers read the student responsibilities to the class, the section on student rights is often neglected. This shouldn’t happen. Students should be encouraged to speak up in class and ask their instructors about their rights. If an ipstructor tells students to look up their rights on their own time, students should inform the instructor that the student responsibilities section should be read at leisure

It is

as well.

Provides training and boosts resume You

give more, you get more.

and

That’s the message motivational

Andy Thibodeau

speaker

and

his audiences

more

was

I

couldn’t

because ence

get

in

high school

a

part-time

job

rights.

time

didn’t have

job

an

ence

problem

If I

hadn’t volunteered,

even more of a problem

in

where

who have

and they

skills

don’t want to do too

much

volunteering

students ample opportunity to build

volunteered

care hospital nights.

I

as

was

at

a chron-

a porter for trained

how

to’

deal with chronic care patients.

It

me

to

was an important lesson learn as

passion

it

may

for

taught

me

and

understanding.

patience,

comI

for

You

also get to put your volunteer

Prospective

in life.

employers

are

impressed with volunteer experi-

ence because

it

tells

them you

are

Sometimes volunteering doesn’t get you the job you’re looking for.

organizations often give letters of

That’s a reality.

recommendation

being upset

look

at

at

the

enriched

But instead of

willing to help others. Volunteer

way of thanking them

You’ve

their help

and the CSI

positives.

someone

else’s

life,

tion.

By

helping us,

help you.

you’ve grown as a person.

to get more.

the

learned a great deal about myself

learned during your volunteering

run.

volun-

their

teers as a

you’ve contributed to society, you might have made some friends, long

to

not getting a job,

more about other people’s needs than my own. 1 learned to care

your school community.

tive

experience on your resume..

help you later on

Volunteering gives

volunteering.

movie

you don’t get paid for helping you get the satisfaction of knowing you did something posiif

out,

learned during

Skills

training.

But the question still remains, how do you get that experience? The best way to get it is through

I

students can do as volunteers. Even

who knows

would be now.

I

to

successful waiter.

Employers want

today’s society.

a resume.

to

selling

events. There’s always something

facing for decades. Unfortunately,

that

from

and chaperoning buses

patience and understand-

-

become a

ic

helped

always looking for volunteers for events. Duties range

helping set up and clean up after

-

people

experi-

I

ing

is

vol-

tickets

needed

it

a

as

my

great deal. I had learned the skills

age-old

has

a

prospective employees have been

It’s

Inc.

opportunities

available this year that can help

unteer

I

later

you build that resume or help you meet some new friends. The CSI is

And I couldn’t get the experineeded because

Students

volunteer

you

When I went to

waiter,

I

Conestoga

many

to help

apply for a part-

didn’t have any experi-

I

might come back on in life.

very

rewarding.

I

a part-time job.

Responsibilities and rights go hand-in-hand. One is not mutually exclusive of the other. Instructors should ensure students know about their rights. However, it is recognized that the ultimate responsibility lies with the student. Students who do not know their rights and responsibilities can’t offer that as an excuse for any hardships suffered in class. If a student is caught plagiarizing on an assignment, not knowing that plagiarism, even through ignorance, is an academic offence is no excuse for the ofence. However, if a punishment occurs from such an incident, not knowing what is supposed to happen is no excuse either. As a member of the Conestoga College conununity, students are adults, and the “I didn’t know” excuse no longer applies. This institution is run by adults and is attended by adults who should know what can and cannot happen. That is why the Student Procedures Guide exists. Every student should read it from front to back and then address comments or concerns to faculty. Students come to Conestoga College to learn a skill so they can get a job. They should leave knowing their student

volunteer

to

true.

When

ence.

tells

couldn’t be

it

my

found

experience as a

those

And

skills

in

you

Andy have

said

for

no excep-

we can

you have

try

to give

and

more

But he also said you

to dare to cai'e.

enough

is

to care

Are you daring

and help out?

SPOKE

is mainly I'unded from Scplember lo April by a paymenl from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) in exchange for the

Keeping Conestoga College connected

insertion ol advertising in the paper. The views and opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views of Conestoga College or the CSI. Advertisers in SPOKE

are not endorsed

SPOKE

tain the

is

published and produced weekly from September to April by the journalism students of Conestoga College.

This special orientation

was produced exclusively by Jody Andruszkicwicz, a third-year Journalism student and vice-president of academics for Conestoga Students Inc. Faculty supervisor and adviser: Christina Jonas SPOKE’s address is 299 Doon Valley Dr., Room 4B 14, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4. i.ssue

Phone: 748-5220,

ext.

691, 692, 693, 694 Fax: 748-3534 E-mail: spoke@conestogac.on.ca

CSI

logo.

by the CSI unless

SPOKE shall

their advertisements con-

not be liable for any

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SPOKE, Aug.

CfNnmeiitary

Conestoga a beehive way

Projects under

The College

dents.

of

result

new

graduates want the opportunity to

and

extension for September 2002.

advance in applied, not purely the-

degree opportunity.

Conestoga continues to convert more post-secondary programs to a co-operative education mode. It is our intention to add other co-op programs next year until as many programs as possible are in this model of delivery. We believe that the co-op experience is of tremendous value to our students, both academically and financially. We will also be offering more full-time and part-time programs at both the Guelph and Waterloo campuses. There have been facility improvements at both these cam-

oretical, education.

a

in

noticed, construction is well under

first-class fitness

way. The facility will open in the

centre.

2002 semester. There

fall,

be

will

additional classroom, faculty, cafe-

and student lounge space

teria

the

work

We

year.

body.

are that

will

completed by early October of

to

accommodate our growing student

be

this

believe that you' will be

pleased with the changes. This

We have created some new

funded by the college and the CSI - your student project

light-

ed pathways and parking lots to ease parking and pedestrian traffic

port

is

excellent reputation

years in provincial sur-

one of only two

col-

leges in Ontario that are fully

ISO

is

certified.

We

new FM). The

are excited about our

radio

station

(88.3

means by which

Condor was launched in January of this year. We invite you to listen to your station, which is operated by Conestoga College students and volunteers.

There are also major renovations under way in the fitness area at the

Many

college

is

The demand for more advanced is coming from local industry and community organizations. Thus there is tremendous

training

com-

mitted to continuous

improvements

support from our industrial part-

in all

ners

services to students

and am

to the

Conestoga College

for

become a polytechnic

community.

These companies are prepared to invest in new equipment and learn-

we

ing resources, as well as additional

of seeking

provincial government permission

co-op placements. This investment will provide benefits to all students.

to be designated as a polytechnic

As

I

are

particularly pleased that

the

in

institute.

process

As a polytechnic

institute,

well, the enhanced stature of Conestoga College will be of bene-

to permit colleges to offer applied

comprise perhaps 10 per cent of our total student numbers. Conestoga would be a comprehen-

universities,

sive, fully integrated institution.

which will benefit those students who wish to

ty

The college

we

degrees.

The

will likely

is

committed

first

all

to con-

servic-

communi-

applied degrees

be offered

in'

September

2003. This initiative will provide greater access for local students

who wish

obtain degrees.

to

In

addition, college graduates will be

able to get

more appropriate

credit

their diploma course work towards a degree if they wish to pursue further studies. Presently it

for

is

very difficult for college gradu-

The polytechnic status would enhance the reputation of Conestoga College. In particular it would allow us to accelerate the development of applied degree programs. College graduates would have greater opportunities to complete

a degree at a polytechnic

ates to get credits at Ontario uni-

institute than at a university since

work they have The reason is quite

the polytechnic institute will focus

versities

done

for the

at college.

simple. Colleges focus on applied

on applied

learning. Also,

possible to ladder

it

will

be

more of our pro-

to all our graduates, both past

fit

and present. I

am

optimistic that

we

will

status.

a

new

This will be the beginning of

As a be more joint

era for our college.

programming with some Ontario such as the

new B.ScN.

nursing program being offered this

September McMaster

in

conjunction

with

University,

pursue university studies. In closing I would like to wish you a great year at Conestoga. I hope that you enjoy your studies. We are proud of our students and our graduates. Our commitment to you is to continue to become the best that we can be. Your success is our success. We hope that

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learning.

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and volleyball teams as well as

the college.

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tinuous improvements in

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college has added 30

learning while universities

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puses.

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optimistic

of activity gramming, such as apprenticeship and two- and three-year college programs, towards an applied

building

will

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beds that are ready for occupancy for the fall semester this year. We are going to add 96 rooms in an

addi-

modifications

have

will

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the

100,000-square-foot addition to the

Doon campus. As you

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SPOKE, Aug.

and be merry

Eat, drink By Jody Andruszkiewicz Work, work, work. That’s is

When you

Bar. area,

you can find a few spare hours, Waterloo Region has more than 100 bars, pubs, restaurants and eateries. Each establishment has its own ambience and unique style that students will

and

fun. All sorts of sports

paraphernalia line the walls from pictures to autographed jerseys.

The

atmosphere is laid back and relaxed and service is easygoing.

Heading to downtown Kitchener can be an adventure in

never forget.

some of

these establishments around the region:

KITCHENER

A

feel of a

game

in the sun or to

back and relax while watching any game on the television. Heading to downtown Kitchener can be an adventure in itself. With

immediately takes you across the

The

combination of

so

wooden beams and enjoy a pint on wooden

many

professionals.

impeccable and the

selection of drinks available to the is fantastic.

Instead of

mak-

bust,

Mel’s offers stu-

dents a great getaway to simpler

for live

grace the back wall and a big

Room, located in the downtown Kitchener,

screen television that plays a vari-

fect

pub

venue for

end of your per-

east is

live music.

A

intimate venue, the Circus

feel.

from domestics to imports line the bar, and there is always a wilUng staff member to help you with alt your needs. variety of beers ranging

The Revolution is perhaps most entertaining nightclub

small,

Room

the

atmosphere.

game beside

right

destination for any college student.

big clubs isn’t your thing, then

head down to University Avenue. There you’ll find Loose Change

A bar with

ence, Johnny Fiasco’s

If

down

getaway.

two

people like Donovan

McNasty’s

is

a true

a restaurant, a bar,

It’s

floors of spacious entertain-

ment, Philthy McNasty’s offers customers just about everything they need. And if you don’t like that, well suck it up mister because there are no sucks allowed in Philthy McNasty’s. There’s always something going on in this bar and no customer is left

untended. If you’re looking to

show how Canadian you into Philthy ’s

head

are, step

and have a good day,

eh.

CAMBRIDGE

to University

Are you If you

Avenue.

afraid of ghosts?

then don’t go to Green located in downtown Cambridge. Rumour has it are,

Fiddler’s If you dig the ’50s daddy-o, then you need to get yourself into Mel’s Diner. Situated in the same plaza as Johnny Fiasco’s and Loose Change Louie’s, Mel’s is a

place

the

is

haunted.

Whethe'f*

that’s true or not, Fiddler’s is still

awesome

an

relax.

With

Grand

place to hang out and its

patio overlooking

favourite with just about everyone

the

who’s ever eaten

Everything

floors of entertainment, Fiddler’s

1950, right

is

there.

about

this place says

down

to the

plays just about every type of

fantastic

music featured on the radio. Loose Change Louie’s remains one of the

milkshakes, Mel’s

fun, entertaining

an excel-

big clubs isn’t your

a long-running

you an enjoyable,

is

back and relax. One of its biggest draws is its patio. It is one of the most enjoyable patios in town thanks in part to its view of University Avenue. Patrons flock to this outdoor siesta haven for a beverage and good food. lent place to sit

history of being a party place that

offers

Owned by

nightclub and bowling alley. With

Avenue between the two universities with a laid back ambiUniversity

Louie’s.

Room

is totally

the party atmosphere of being on

lounge chairs or cocktail waitresses in long black evening gowns. the Circus

on, but this bar

Canadian, eh. Bailey, Philthy

bars scattered across the sprawling

Room ~ you have go there to see it yourself - and the crowd itself, the Revolution is a

is

that

McNasty’s unless a

Philthy

Change Louie’s is Johnny Fiasco’s. The former pub has turned itself into an interesting bar. Combining

doesn’t offer glitzy lights, plush

Instead,

Loose

.

in

town. With go-go dancers, four

If

Oh, Canada, our home and. Oh wait, you might not hear in

thing, then

Waterloo Region.

in

to

can be a challenge. The Circus

Two dartboards

Drive, offers that atmosphere here

room, the Purple

music

Ipatrons

A

is

good venue

ting to a

a North American

young

for

Service

things to distract you, get-

irick and

ety of sporting events gives the

bar

Flying Dog, located on Marsland

sit

entering the door, the decor

benches and chairs.

The biggest bar complex in Waterloo Region is the Flying Dog/Revolution. But its size isn’t what makes the Flying Dog/Revolution unique, it’s the setup and atmosphere. The Flying Dog, one half of this hot spot, is an upscale eatery and

upscale nightclub or restaurant, the

hard-fought

interior features a

and an Elvis

most popular bars in town. Loose Change caters to a younger crowd but that means there’s a huge party Located

the perfect bar to

is

pub with the wide-open North American bar.

Isle.

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the Eidelweiss

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and you’ll never forget the time you had there. the door

ing the trip to Toronto for an

bines the old-world style of an Irish

Atlantic to the

live

guest

itself.

Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub on the comer of Fairway Road and Manitou Drive in IGtchener com-

You know you’re in a music venue when you walk in

atmosphere.

that

come to a bar that is devoted

to sports

if

step into the bar

you know immediately

you’ve

time for recreation.

Upon

7

times.

Located on the comer of Manitou Watson Drive and Homer Boulevard is the Eidelweiss Sports

doing homework as they spend in class. Unfortunately that leaves lit-

Here’s a sampling of

to enjoy

all that

To be successful, experts say students must spend as much time

However,

2001— Page

these hot spots

Area has more than 100 places

expected of a student.

tle

at

27,

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menu. Known for its breakfasts and tantalizing is

perfect for

With a working jukebox

River,

and

its

three

a great place for students to hang

out.

Even if you are afraid of ghosts, go to Fiddler’s and scare them away with a great time.

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September 14

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