Page 1

33rd Year

Bash a

Biz

big success

By Nicole Childs

me funny when I asked if my nut fit

The annual Biz Bash held by the Conestoga Student Business

on their bolt. Conestoga

Association

(CBSA) promotions manager Graham Whitley said the game was an attempt to get people

Oct.

18

at

When you walked in the door of Stages you handed in your ticket bolt. In ray

the nuts and bolts

I

to give different shapes

case it was a nut. Later searched for the person with ray

My

counterpart seemed to

be hiding.

way the event went and pleased with the turnout. .

The master of ceremonies was Mike Marshall from 103.5 who greeted you and placed a lei over

He

Contests for the night included

Nutz and Boltz contest where guys got a bolt and girls got a nut and they had to find their match, the fake prgasm contest in which three girls got up on stage and the

bump

arc

Donny Brava, a second-year marketing student at Conestoga shows off his new hairstyle at the Biz Bash held at

everywhere, an article in Spoke, radio announcements and word of mouth. Whitley said the only thing he would have changed about the event was the timing. He thought it could have had a better turnout if it were earlier in the year around frosh time and not so

Stages nightclub on Oct.

close to mid-terms.

’n’

grind contest.

Marshall handed out prizes to winners and even to some who shouldn’t have received anything.

By

the end of the night

had a bottle cap opener, a lei and a candy necklace, which I snacked on dur-

College,

ing the bash.

Ceballo, a first-year computer pro-

Many

I

of the participants were

pleased with the biz bash but there

were some who felt the theme could have been better publicized. 6ne such person was Brad

In the next six

weeks Conestoga

College will welcome a Canadian icon to

Tim

Doon Campus. His name:

Horton.

No, we are not bringing the famous hockey player back from the dead.

1

gramming

analyst student,

who

said

he was having a good time but was a little confused about the theme of the party. “I think they should

make

know

there

more

it

clear, I didn’t

will

is

coming

PAGE

Door The shop

the

Kast said Tim Hortons has been an important step for food services.

“Though

the students enjoy the

house brand, they recognize Tim Hortons. It’s a brand that they like,”

"mother

COMMiENTARY Anthrax scare the media

PAGE

4

in

If

any oncampus coffee shop will depend on supply and demand.” “The hours

to

will

John Kast,

food service director

Boulevard

go

as planned, we’ll be

he

guzzling coffee and eating Timbits in

of

store".

things

about four weeks.

According

Kast said the decision a

John Kast, food

said.

lot

came with

of student consultation. Key

college’s food service provider, the

Performance Indicator surveys showed a high approval of the decision. Kast said Conestoga Students

coffee shop will be in

Inc. also

to

service director of Chartwells. the

before Christmas.

full

swing

when guys

realized this

little

I

started ask-

if I had a bolt because they too were given nuts. Others looked at

ing

will create a shift in business for

to provide a service that students

“If the customers are happy,

endorsed the switch. Competition from Tim Hortons

we

are happy,” he said.

But the new brand

is

probably

not the only thing that students will

like

about the

shop. Roasters

be operated from

Homer Watson

be a

will like.

is close.

4.

will

to

confusion over the nuts and bolts.

stage

replace Roasters, currently located inside

12-

There also seemed

is

new

coffee

mostly a

self-

serve set-up.

Only things like specialty cappuccinos are served by employees. At

the

will

new Tim Hortons,

students

have their every craving hand-

ed to them by new employees hired

by the franchise. Rick Doktor, owner of the new rranchi.se, said he might hire some Conestoga students to work at the

new Tim Hortons. Current Roasters employees will

work

in the

main

tries

activities

Chartwells, but Kast said they want

Conestoga.

The well-known coffee shop

said Ceballo.

Negotiations for the change have been going on for a year, but Kast said the implementation

simply building a doughnut shop in his honour. That’s

Tim Hortons

was a theme,”

cafeteria after the

to

co-ordinate

its

with Conestoga Students

Inc. to prevent overlapping events.

Although it took me a long time I found my match and won a key chain which made the whole finally

search worthwhile.

replace Roasters at

We are

right!

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

8.

CBSA

Tim Hortons By Shannon McBride

CBSA would contin-

He also said that he thought the event was well promoted with fly-

exaggeratedly moaned their hearts out in order to win a T-shirt, the air-

and the

said that

ue to use creative themes for its events like the Nutz and Boltz theme. “It’s a good excuse to go up to people you wouldn’t normally go up to,” said Whitley.

your head.

guitar contest

were instructed and sizes to

groups that came in regardless of sex so they would have to circulate to find their match. Whitfey was impressed with the

matching bolt while everyone else wandered around seeking his or her match.

Business

out and meeting other people. Attendants at the door handing out

and were .given either a nut or a

styles in teaching.

Student

Association

Stages

nightclub was a great success.

Educator has varied

— No. 67

Doon

end there. soup and sandwich deals will be brought on campus. Kast said Chartwells will encourage Tim Hortons to keep longer hours than Roasters has, but he admits that new hours will depend on how busy the shop is. “The hours of any on-campus coffee shop will depend on supply and demand," Kast said. Doktor agreed, stating that opening on Saturdays and Sundays will be optional and will depend on business. He plans to operate from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. petition will

No

Chartwells will give students a week’.S notice before Roasters closes.

Roasters will relocate to the

main

cafeteria temporarily

new plumbing and

while

electricity are

switch.

installed in the old location.

Though Tim Hortons may take business away from Chartwells’ coffee and baked goods, the com-

Kast said the new Tim Hortons should open about three weeks later.


Page 2

— SPOKE, Oct.

29, 2001

College’s polytechnic goal has mixed reaction By Sanja Glibota

would

institute,

offer

more

“It

hard, provincially,

is

when

degree programs. But confusion lies primarily in the

we

and undergo one of the biggest changes

definition of a polytechnic insti-

support something without criteno end result,” said ria and

in the college’s history.

has to meet to obtain the status. “That’s a funny thing about poly-

applied

Conestoga College obtain

hoping

is

polytechnic

to

status

The quest is in response to the demand by local industries for higher skilled labour, especially within the

automated manufacturing and

information technology sector. About 95 per cent of college

graduates

stay

within the local

community, compared

only 20

to

per cent of university graduates. Still;

biggest employ-

some of the

technic.

who have

The problem doesn’t seem

to

be

the quality of college education, but its recognition among local

employers.

Mike

Harris, the college student

governor with the board of governors, used Toyota as an example. “Toyota Manufacturing, a huge

employer in the area, wants to hire Conestoga students, but the company policy states it can only hire students that have a degree.”

The

college,

as

a polytechnic

not really cut and

is

are several colleges in

want

to offer

Ontario

but each

it,

who

may have

a different definition of what poly-

technic

is.”

of president Olinski, Jon Conestoga Students Inc., shared Harris’s opinion.

“From what has been explained

me by

to the college system, to

happen

“We

Olinski.

know enough

don’t

it and we’re scared.” But Harris said college adminis-

about

tration

planning the

carefully

is

change so that the college’s main purpose, which is to serve the local community, is maintained. “As a governor, I wouldn’t like to see us stray away from our roots. We have to maintain our core curriculum,” he said.

said. “I think

is

it

just a college

with a different name.” Olinski also said the Ontario

Community

Student Parliamentary Association has a concern regarding criteria set for the college to

College

become

nic institute and

its

a polytech-

effects

on other

colleges in Ontario.

economy of Canada

the

we had an labour. But, if we don’t we can’t meet it,

appropriate invest

in

if

we

“Last year

he

money

didn’t get

Superbuild

the

for

the

in

first

we did in the second,” “We are going to put 100

round, but

he

said.

He

Colleges are primarily funded by real

said college education has

been undervalue^for years and

student tuition fees.

reason our college

started competing with universities even before the applied degrees

came

but

issue,

per cent into polytechnic.”

the needs.”

“The

an

is

was funding,” “The more people the more funding you

into existence

it

time for change.

is

“With the polytechnic status, government will recognize

the

that colleges provide something

said

Olinski.

really important in their

you

get,

nities

and contribute

And

commu-

to the big

We

about time.

lower cost of education. “I moved out of my house at 18 and I could

directors

not afford to go to university.

questions regarding the polytech-

present for almost a decade.”

not said that. All

seems to be funding. “Even though this

He

the

is

also said funding for the col-

“Will this (polytechnic status)

mean more money

for the

“We

lege?” Olinski said. absolutely not.

assume

programs,

about $6,000 to $3,150 per student.

increase.”

col-

we can do

then

is

more degree will

tuition

it is

are not a second class.”

Olinski said the college admin-

and the CSI board of would try, in mutual to find the answers to the

istration

efforts,

nic status at the next board meet-

ing on Oct. 30. “I

think,

The government has

that if there is

lege has been gradually cut from

Board

Winter wear

how

would grow more

cost

expressed optimism.

most exciting time in history for community colleges, funding must be resolved,” said Conestoga College President John Tibbits during the televised Municipal Insight show on Oct. 13. “This issue has been

have different opinions on what polytechnic is,” he tions, they all

time

Harris agreed that accessibility

and

picture.

college’s biggest barrier in

meeting the needs of local industries for higher skilled labour

the college,

President College Humber Robert Gordon said during the telecast: “We see in the papers all the

have to operate the school.” He also explained that he and many students chose the college over university because of the

The

by the representatives of the government and by credential lobbying organizato

degrees.

It

criteria the college

defined yet,” said Harris. “There

ers in the region are only hiring stu-

dents

and the

tute

what could potentially

see

would especially encourage

first-year

students

to

attend

meeting

because

if

this

the

goes

there is a very good chance they will be effected while

through, they’re

in

still

Conestoga.”

of directors investigates

high cost of Interac charges den, there

directors

Conestoga Students Inc.’s board of unanimously decided to

was no money left.” Most of the CSI revenue comes from student fees. Due to the increase in the number of students at

of beginning Party at the the school year. As a result of the changes, the cost was lowered by approximately

investigate the legality of charging

the college, the funds for the opera-

fees for Interac service in the cafete-

tion of the

$3,000 to $4,000. After studying the past years’

By Sanja

Glibota

ria at its Oct.

16 meeting.

charges of 20 cents per trans-

If the

action and additional

$1.20 for a

cash-back transaction are found gal, the

ille-

board will ask the college to

we

always thought it was

illegal,

but

should get a professional opin-

ion,” said

Francesco Robles, a new

member who brought the issue

board

to the board’s attention.

“And

if

have to stop it.” Vicky Thomley, a new board ber

who

we

illegal,

is

it

lower the operating costs and correct the mistakes of the past boards by producing student planners

mem-

represents preparatory stud-

at

a lower

the photocopiers.

After careful review of the finan-

drew

left

the

CSI with a

loss

“I’ll

I’m

bilities.

Thomley

in

nursing,”

members of the boaid new members

also introduced the six to

the

CSl’s financial reports for

2000 and 2001.

Tim

at the

new members

FLU SHOT CLINICS ***Frec

To All Students *nd

tlcfilUi

Staff***

Card .B Mandatocy

October 2tk-Novcmbcr 2 (Monday

to Friiiuy)

-3:30 p.in. Room lB-25 (across from the Sanctuary) 8:30

a.in.

and bus

trips.

ment decreased from $182,719

in

manager of

the

meeting, warned the that the task in front

of

them might not be easy. “You may pay the sins of the past boai ds,” he said. “The financial management historically hasn’t been done well. In the past, one group would commit to lower the expenses, but some other group wouldn't follow the commitment. All of a sud-

to

produce the

cost of producing the planner

year was $5.31 per copy. This

year, however, the cost

to $3.40 per copy.

new

The

was lowered was in

secret

supplier and using

only one colour.

The board

further decreased the

cost of plannei's by using a different

method of distribution. In the past, one copy was given eveiy student in the registration but

the

CSI

New

members were

boai'd

also

The

total

grant provided by the

provincial

government

building

on

the

$14 miiiion. The building, expected pleted at

tlie

1

new was

for the

campus

be com-

to

beginning of August

,500 students.

It

1,400 to

to

kits,

only

calculated that

about 60 per cent of tlie student body actually used them.

This year, planners were available for students at the

CSI

they were also distributed

office at

the

and

Pond

39

will consist of

classrooms, four faculty offices and

one faculty lounge, a cafeteria

student planners.

last

of the

Renwick, adminisUntive with CSI, took on book-

2001, will accommodate

2000, to $172,878 in 2001.

found a cheaper way

lowered

given a Superbuild update.

concert

a result, expenses for entertain-

finding a

Southern,

board of directors and the guest speaker

As

tradi-

CSI introduced more

events, entertainers

The

said.

Executive

week

opening

tional

will then

reorganization

a

assistant

the

This year, the CSI executive also

be able to handle the responsi-

to wait until the lease

expires in 2003.

keeping duties.

of $8,700.

To lower costs and avoid losses,

Instead, the

his nomination.

and decided

office. Janie

this yeai'.

Thomley and Robles received the same number of votes, Robles with-

CSI learned rewriting the would only increase the costs

For example, due to poor attendance, last year’s opening concert

documentation, to the board’s next also elected chair of

after trying to renegotiate the

through

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

Thomley was

But

leases, the

entertainment expenses.

board decided not to hold the

the board at the meeting. After both

photocopiers.

ered the loss of about $35,000 due to

members discov-

years, the executive

Adrian Townsend, a first-year robotics and automation student, shivers outside Conestoga College on Oct. 17.

meeting on Oct. 30.

caused by the cost of the lease on the

The CSI buy new photocopiers. Operating costs were

statements from the past five

cial

also

noticed a loss of about $4,000 a year

leases

was chosen to lead the investigation. She will bring the results of her research, supported by the proper ies,

on

the leases

CSI

the

reports,

financial

of entertain-

cost, cutting the cost

ment and negotiating

stop charging students. “I

group increased this year. Executive members have tried to

for

140 to 160 people, amphitheatie that will accommodate about 150 students,

and washrixims on evei'y

floor.

Jon Olinski. the CSI president, said

wanted to make wing as big as possible, but the college

stay within the

the it

new

had

to

approved budget.

“The college does an excellent job on cutting the cost down,” said Olinski.

He didn't know which programs would be in the new wing. The meeting ended with the approval of a suggestion by Riz Jamal, to invite college adminish'ation representatives to discuss poly-

technics at the next meeting.


SPOKE,

Conestoga alumni nominated By Mike Metzger

nominee and gives them to a seleccommittee. Each college in

in

tion

When most students at Conestoga down

College walk

the halls, they

Ontario

may nominate

six people

-

don’t realize that the people they see around them may go on to do

one for each school of study. The winner of each category receives a plaque and $5,000, which they can

extraordinary things in their field and for their community. If it

of their choice.

weren’t for the annual Premier’s

Awards, most students would never the accomplishments of their

dedicate to the college and program

This

year’s

Conestoga

College

for

Neil

are

know

Trifunovich,

peers.

Katsirdakis, and Kimberly lezzi.

The

Awards

Premier’s

were

Trifunovich

Emmanuel (Mike) is

the president of

graduated College’s

Canada

famous actors in Hollywood such as Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Mel Gibson, A1 Pacino, and Robert DeNiro. He graduated from Conestoga College’s broadcasting - radio and television program in 1977. He worked for the special

New York.

community

recognition, and

their college

tributed

how

education has con-

to

their

success.

According to alumni services officer Monica Himmelman, nominating alumni is a year-long process. “I have my antenna out all the

Himmelman

time,”

make a

said. “I

huge point to network with faculty. I’m banging at their doors asking for names.”

Once names Himmelman does

are

gathered,

profiles

on each

Pearson

at

International Airport

are given every year in February at a gala banquet in conjunction with

ty or community, other awards and accomplishments, professional or

automated ware-

in

Katsirdakis has done projects for

Air rently

Some of the criteria for the Premier’s Awards include; career achievement, contribution to socie-

engineering

housing. In 1992, Katlyn Systems moved into the air cargo industry.

Northern Effects Limited and has worked with some of the most

Ontario.

Conestoga

electrical

technology program in 1977. He Katlyn Systems in Waterloo in 1982. The company

by then Premier of Ontario Bob Rae. They

of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of

Katsirdakis

from

founded

established 10 years ago

the Association

and

is

cur-

working on a project for

JFK

Japan Airlines at

airport in

Katsirdakis is also a former member of the Laurentian Hill Christian

School Board,

is

a radio host for

CRWR, and a member of the Greek School Association.

A

graduate

of

Conestoga

department at CBC-TV in Toronto and eventually embarked

College’s social services program in 1995, Kimberly lezzi currently

on

holds four positions in Guelph: a support counsellor for GuelphWellington Women in Crisis, com-

effects

a

freelance

special

effects

career. In 1985, Trifunovich started

work

as

supervisor of special operations in the feature industry. In working on

effects

film

Shanghai Noon, he was responsible for scheduling and co-ordinating a crew of 40 people, and supervising a budget of $2 million. Trifunovich has done more than

45 feature films and 200 television commercials and is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

munity radio operations co-ordinator of CFRU-FM, an addictions counsellor at Stonehenge, and a child protection worker at Family

and Children’s Services. lezzi is active with Oxfam and has worked in Cuba on projects associated with housing and farming co-op)eratives. She has also participated in a house-building project in El Salvador.

Alumni services

San Antonio

and

this year’s

Monica Himmelman holds up pictures of nominees for the Premier’s Awards.

officer

last year’s

(Photo by Mike Metzger) lezzi credits

Conestoga College

with giving her the skills she needto achieve her goals.

ed

“The faculty at the college inspired and encouraged me to pursue

my education, but also instilled

many

iW

to conference in

awards

Hollywood,

Emmanuel (Mike)

specialized

nominees

for

— Page 3

Oct. 29, 2001

valuable skills,” lezzi said.

“The combination of passion, theory, and hands-on skills which I learned at Conestoga College are with

me today as I continue to learn

and grow in a career which I love.” The 2001 Premier’s Awards will take place on Feb. 18 in London.

Official results of ratification

By Nicole Childs

vote

reieased by union

Jaymie Berry and Perian Snider, matenals management students at

Conestoga College, have been selected to attend an international

By Reni Nicholson

conference in San Antonio, Tex. Oct. 27 fiinded by

Conestoga

Business

Teachers

Students

Berry and Snider, members of student chapter of

were both excited the Exploring

APICS

to

New

APICS,

write

at all

be attending

praise for the bargaining teams.

new

“A contract is a living document which requires continuous revi-

contract that

had to

a short entry on why they

teachers

held Sept. 26.

a non-

to providing learning opportunities

Jaymie Berry

(left)

and Perian Snider have been selected

attend the Exploring

San

New

Frontiers with

Antonio, Tex. from Oct. 27 to 31

site Oct.

to

APICS conference

in

service industries.

Snider

is

president of the

APICS

Ontario Grand Valley District affiliated student chapter and Berry is the vice-president of finance.

According to Snider, Conestoga’s

APICS student chapter is the largest world with 90 members. going to be a great networking experience and opportunity for growth and professional development,” Berry said of the in the

“It’s

conference.

the

ratification

The

Snider and Berry arrived in San

Antonio Oct. 27 and will attend the conference until Oct. 3 1 The conference will feature

with industry experts and workshops. Senator Bob Dole will be in attendance as well as many other internationally acclaimed people from APICS. Berry and Snider said that the conferences are applicable to what sessions

and

activities

they are learning

now

so

it

will

help with their school work.

They

will also

Both because

mind

don’t it

gives

listen to other

them

working

them a chance

two

is

a

living

requires constant revision...”

OPSEU representative for

sessions in particular, the theory

Conestoga College

of constraints thinking process

seminar and the necessary but not sufficient seminar.

Berry

when

and Snider hope that

they get back they can

a speech

at

the Ontario

make

Grand

Valley District parent chapter to

Snider also shared a $1,000

liai-

scholarship from the Purchasing

They were surprised to find out that they would both be attending

the conference as monitors,

son speakers or help as sound

Management

the conference.

crew or comment cards

Canada.

Association

of

Teachers

at

Conestoga College

voted 92 per cent in favour of the contract. Conestoga, Local 237,

had 179 ballots cast with 163 in acceptance of the contract and two spoiled. Sixty per cent of academic employees eligible to vote exercised their right.

Voting booths

at

each college were

supervised by the Ontario College

Commission who reported no problems with ballots. Relations

sibility

of any foreseeable prob-

lems. But, he said, the contract

is

a

good one and that there has been no dissatisfaction so far.

The two-year teacher’s

cent Sept. cent April

Walter Boettger, to

sion,” said Boettger about the pos-

1,

by three per

2001. Another two

1,

to their pay.

bers

contract increased

salaries

2002 and one per 2003 will be added Those faculty mem-

per cent Sept.

1

seats are guaranteed.

at

collectors.

OPSEU Web

to

speakers and their

They are looking forward

vote

official results

document which

share their experience.

have to work

1

“A contract

(Photo by Nicole Chads)

.

in support of the effective use of

resources in the manufacturing and

in

were released on the

the educational society is

see

,

go.

profit organization that is dedicated

will

until

thought they should be chosen to

for resource management,

25 Ontario colleges

Aug. 3 1 2002. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union and the Ontario Council of Regents’ tentative agreement was approved by about 95 per cent of Ontario’s college

conference.

APICS,

repre-

voted overwhelmingly in favour of a

through

Frontiers with

In order to be selected each

OPSEU

Conestoga College, said college faculty has had much sentative for

Association. the

Walter Boettger,

APICS and

1

,

who have been on

the top

step of the 20-step

income scale

for at least

one year

will receive a

bonus

$700

“recognition allowance” added to their pay. This additional benefit affects about one-third of teachers at Ontario colleges. Benefits

came

for

the

new

into effect Oct.

1

contract

with den-

and hearing coverage taking huge leaps to profit faculty. Orthodontic dental care will go to $2,500 from $2,000 per lifetime and crowns and bridges have a $2,000 annual maximum, apart from other dental work. Hearing aid coverage will go from $300 every five years to $3,000 every three years. tal


Paso 4 K:«iWii

— SPOKE, Oct. 29, 2001 I

II

Commentary

mi

I

I

Are you sure ordering 600 of those costumes v/as a wise business move?

Freedom attacked attacks in the United Slates so far haven't targeted

The anlhrax zens. but

The

recent anthrax attacks on

CBS

and

citi-

are being used as a warning.

tlie>

New

stations in

American Media

Inc. in Florida.

York City and a Microsoft

NBC

Nevada

office in

revealed positive traces of anthrax.

Targeting major media outlets across the country, terrorists, whether or not connected with the Sept.

1

attacks

1

The FBI

New

on

Washington, are making noise and everyone's

York City and

listening.

insestigating the anthrax cases and trying to determine

is

il

the attacks are tied to Afghanistan's ruling Taliban regime.

The Taliban would have lots of reasons for attacking the U.S. media, the main one being they believe American news reporting is biased. They are also used to controlling the news. With only one permitted national-broadcasting radio station in Afghanistan, the Radio

been restricted since the Taliban came into by the Taliban to control what its peo-

"Voice of Shari'ah has

pow'er. This restriction is used

ple hear.

A1 Jazeera. an Arabic

satellite

network based

in the state of Qatar, is

the only television station that broadcasts in Afghanistan. In a country that discourages

backed by leadership

A1 Jazeera. the 24-hour network, has

Arab world,

freedom of speech, since

become

the

CNN

or

BBC

1

996

of the

airing uncensored information free for viewer interpreta-

tion.

In a

BBC News

has banned most tion

country profile on Afghanistan,

TV

because

it

considers

it

it

stated the Taliban

a source of moral corrup-

and regards music as suspect.

Soon

after the Taliban's takeover,

Afghani media fled

to

neighbour-

ing countries in order to continue to broadcast and operate radio sta-

and Internet-based news services. Publishers of other magazines and newspapers, including anti-Taliban publications, stationed themselves on the Pakistan border and in the adjacent country of Iran. A1 Jazeera is not the “propaganda network” that many have assumed

tions

funded by the ruler of Qadar and not by the Taliban. It plays a large part in a democracy-building effort in a country dominated by eensorship and restrictions. The Taliban would favour an assault to diminish free speech in the Western world, because they are upsetover the loss of control of where it

to be. It is

the approximately

The anthrax those

26 million Afghanistan citizens get

attacks are not

who speak

meant for

all

their

Americans, but

Media

part, at well-

personalities because of their significant role in portray-

ing the Taliban’s immoral system and

We

scoop-mongers.

thirsty

way of life.

their side.

is

it’s

not only allowed,

it is guaranteed by the constitution. Only recently has the repression of free speech been challenged with the A1 Jazeera network. Being the only television network in the country and also being a part of the Taliban’s religion, A1 Jazeera is less likely to be attacked because such acts would contradict the aim of the

but

Taliban’s mission

show

an Islamic world. The Taliban wants to

reign in

the world, through Afghanistan’s

destruction

it’s

own

reporting network, the

endured from U.S. attacks and the power

it

continues

officers

right

now

an unsafe

is

it

Of

course, “safe”

now

is

affairs.

But

of world

an especially trou-

it is

bling time to be a journalist.

television

and radio

interpret in

what they

will

from the news they

Afghanistan and therefore, the American

get. But, that’s

way of life

because they practise opposing traditions and

The

attacks are scary, but in the

Americans

will continue to

watch

end

is

and

not the case

being harmed

free speech will prevail

CNN and get their

and

information from

wor-

and

its

letters

have

that one up on you, that is most feared; and in these anthrax mailings, that’s what

accident, at the disaster, out in the

bad weather, when we probably

we

the

have.

not yet

It is

known who

these mailings, but

they are at least the attacks

is

behind

this

terror as well, but

media

that

of

America.

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all

types

in

shipping centre of a

local tabloid in Florida has seen

seven of

its

employees infected

with the disease. The

man, a photo

editor,

left is

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are,

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month

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perfect time to

is

This column appears weekly

and

costume by Nov. 15. There are

of interest to the students and Conestoga College.

the land of the paranormal

by

Oz.

1998 as a entirely to Halloween. in

Since that time a

it

site

has evolved into

The layout and design of the

site is

quite good.

avoids the cliched dripping

All you have to do

the annual

Web

Halloween

contest.

are encouraged to

surfers

send in pictures of themselves in

out a short

Halloween costume ideas for those

you

out

there

that

are

My favourite part of the Web site is the in-depth history

colonial vampire, Elvira or Lugosi’s

Dracula.

Cellphones

have gone too

You can

ring,

ring!

Cellphones

neat

they must be stopped.

far

werewolves and witches.

Gone

$150 a month.

could have a conversation without being interrupted by a phone

Hpw-rcan^ stfe

Gone

call.

when

this?

cautious

hard time

are the days

more

were

drivers

dents

Denis Langlois

I

And

really

on ghosts is a quesanswer with “ghost expert” Dave Oester. In it he explains what ghosts are, why they’re here and what to do if sections

who do

is

on time

arrive ;.

some

In

if

too

As

buying

cation

is costly,

doesn’t

are enthused at the thought of get-

up at 6:30 a.m. in order to get to a morning class. For those of us who actually drag

hockey games are among

who

together. I thought

the call wait?

together,

can’t

Now I admit that I have a cellphone, but

don’t use

on,

it’s

it

do.

as

much

In fact,

I

And when it on vibrate mode so no

hardly use is

I

some people

as

it

one can hear

at all.

it

was nice to

see other people spending time

were

until

both

I

realized

talking

on

are

coming

between families and causing accidents on the nerve to

leave the ringer on in class and

make everyone

in the

room

sit

through another one of their annoying conversations about nothing of significance.

How can students afford to talk on

these

bly

little

contraptions

all

know it is not terriexpensive when used only

the time?

I

little

plan

'When

much

I tried to

find out

how

for

we become big business we have to talk to

people were spending on

num-

calls.

Let’s enjoy our lives as college

before

we have

so

much to do that we can’t stay off the phone.

who

ting

minutes early to find the bus

doubt

a

Web

well-researched

though,

a creative and

is

anyone

site for

loves Halloween.

Have a happy and safe Halloween and beware of things that go bump in the night!

know of any fun or

If you

Web

interest-

you can e-mail me at king_koala@yahoo.ca and it could appear in a future column. ing

sites

It is a well-known fact that postsecondary education comes with a

price tag attached, and I know to get the most for my dollar.

suppose

it

would be a wise

I

try

to

mn

on

early.

Wondering which bus actually you to the school because you can not understand the posts

me

seeing

it,

paid for in

box

full,

dollars lighter.

little

closer to the

schedule.

to write tests,

show up

at

and a bus the sched-

uled time can be disastrous.

Being as

little

as five minutes late

to a class

where something

can result

in severe penalties.

I

know

I

is

due

don’t enjoy losing 20 per

too

much

drag

my

this

show up on

time.

go

to

to get to

to

school

I

my am

stop without

my

wasting

classes

I

have

nevermind the bus will be two

that

As students, we have places to go and people to see. We need to arrive on time in order to do our job - which is to learn. Therefore, it is important for those who rely on public transit to have something to rely on - a welloiled transportation system that will get us from point A to point B without any major glitches. As a student, I do not think that is

cent on a major assignment because ride didn’t

paying

bus. If the bus has mysteri-

ously flown past

minute leeway, however I don’t it is unreasonable to expect the

feel

buses to run a

I

am paying

fare

Students need to get to classes on

arriving five minutes

on the

I

choice to give the bus a good 10

time in order to hand in assign-

nothing

Not only am school,

money by missing

frustrating than standing at a

minutes takes

who

bus stop

is

ourselves out of bed,

more

to the

has already gone by. I

have met very few students

or even worse, arriving seven

gurus when

students

Waterloo region.

late,

there were no cellphones. Try spending some uninterrupted time with your family. Attempt to go down a street without making one phone call.

being used?

in

out

Try to go back to a time

survive, try to reduce the

must

own time,

when

ber of phone

a

their

cellphones.

what about the cost when they are always

is

to?

Cellphones are coming between families and causing accidents on the road. I am starting to forget the benefits of

for emergencies. But

system

five

that doesn’t

of our busy schedules to spend

Until

transit

a reliable, user friend-

showing up

ments and

users.

Some people have the

why

much fun

the only one detests

Buses sometimes seem

devised a

is

doesn’t come.

What is the world coming Can we not take one second

I

ly

is

I

bus stop, waiting for a bus that

myself and other cellphone

road.

This

not

is

either.

they

cellphones.

little

types

signs

their

time with our families?

ringing.

Cellphones

it

and time

for students.

I

seem to keep their phone at home. Can’t the people

how

at

different

and the scrolling

money

anymore. When I recently went for a walk with my family I saw a couple jogging

child’s

about

well, post-secondary edu-

Students in classrooms, drivers the roads and parents at their

Without

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thousands of dollars a year to be a student.

conveniences.

on

influenced by Hollywood or an overactive imagination.

snooze alarm in the morning, and I know I’m not

on

it

There are definitely a few creepy couple obviously

stories but also a

enjoys hitting the

Everywhere you look people are yapping on their cellphones.

to exist

was shocked

I

knew

visitors to StarMystical.com.

Even better, print them out and read them at your Halloween party.

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attendance

emergencies.

for family time,

an Alexandrian traditional witch and a Wiccan I suggest you check out the witch section on StarMystical.com.

the only

school without spending

As

on Halloween

section on paranormal experiences

had by

who

means of

because they didn’t have a cellphone attached to their heads. I miss the good old days when cellphones were used only for

seem

visit this site

may not qualimuch class time

classes

is lost.

unnecessary

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If

This means ^oing to school whenever possible because I pay

fy for credit

money

know

to

is

But just in case you don’t know the between a kitchen witch,

Again,

gives the history

site also

know I’m hot one who

have a

for

there

about witches.

to classes.

enough

plies

everything

not drive,

the sole

taken, and a student

sup-

you know that the legend of the werewolf comes from Greek mythology? And I bet you think you know

I

The Web

of Halloween, witch’s broomsticks and jack o’ lanterns.

Students need user-friendly,

afford;

essential

is

real.

on werewolves or well researched. Did

differences

and

tion

Lycanthrope

even know

stuff I didn’t

section

transportation to school every day. Just like those who must be at work on time, students are expected to

.high;

when you

are the days

some

(and I’m a horror buff!).

For students

as:.'.,

vam-

of witches.

reliable transit service

c,eHph;bh:es,,. the cost went

and

are talcing over the world

involved

learn about ghosts,

stuff —

The

paranormal

of

(and you should!) definitely read the

psychic vampires are very likely

virtually all

have never seen a better collection of all things creepy.

public transit

Ring,

on

with Halloween or horror.

The

mainly deals with different kinds of vampire outfits such as the It

mortal

to learn. Especially considering that

31

the descriptions include

different

and

vampires.

tume come Oct.

pires,

of

vampires

chic

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has

descriptions

you have one. The vampire section is very indepth and it breaks down into three

believe that not everyone will be garbed in a festive Halloween cos-

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stuck for an idea. is

hard to

it’s

I

Web

best areas on the site

is fill

questionnaire.

of

sites.

vampires or witches

for simple

the creatures or subjects

blood and rotting corpses that appear on so many Halloween or horror

One of the

don’t

costumes.

natural or mystical.

It

Hulet

devoted

dealing with anything super-

site

you

and the land

subgroups: folklore vampires, psy-

With so many choices

have a scanner but you want to be involved in the. fun, you can help judge the best

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three cash prizes

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With Halloween only days away there is no better time to plunge into

the

from a tradicostume or the Wicked Witch of the East from the Wizard of

focuses on fun and informative Web sites

visit

Oct. 29, 2001

to ask for. After all,

myself

morning.

out

of

I

did

bed


— SPOKE, Oct. 29, 2001

Page 6

Nursing students teach healthy Fraser, a nursing student

Sixth semester nursing students returned to school in more ways

and co-

faced with peer pressure.

ordinator of the event.

of three or four, had eight weeks to

they held a health fair at Sir Edgar

prepare a

Bauer and Northlake Woods mentary schools in Waterloo. For the majority of their

that

ele-

final

a local

tion, similai- to a co-op, at

10-minute presentation

was evaluated by

reminded students “love doesn’t happen overnight” and “you are your own person.” However, some presenters ran into problems because Sir Edgar Bauer is a Catholic school. Groups presenting on AIDS, STDs and healthy relationships had to be

the teachers

elementary schools.

at the

semester the diploma-nursing students must complete a consolida-

The presenters also had important messages for the students. The seminar relationships healthy

students, in groups

The nursing

than one. In addition to classes,

At Sir Edgar Bauer, 120 elementary

participated

students

the

in

eight seminars.

Fraser was pleased to see the stu-

dents responding to the presenta-

hospital.

However, for the week of Oct. 15-22, they had to attend class and

complete projects, one of which was the health fair for Grade 7 and

on Oct. 17. Four student co-ordinators

tions.

“They are willing to answer quesand are participating well,”

careful

started

to get students

They chose two elementary schools

quizzed students

to

they had learned.

Meanwhile, the group presenting smoking asked students to check their pulse, jog on the spot and then check their pulse again. They were told that smoking could increase your heart rate to a similar

much

drugs, self-esteem and peer pres-

degree.

tion.

sure, eating disorders, healthy rela-

The seminar on self-esteem and peer pressure gave away suckers

A

fairs.

teacher

from each school chose which subjects would be presented. At Sir Edgar Bauer elementary school,

chose

Rosemary Paiva smoking, STDs, AIDS, teacher

tionships and nutrition.

“The topics covered a wide range of important things happening to

to the subject

mention forms of contraception or insinuate about premarital sex. However, the nursing students were actually surprised at how

AIDS determine how

seminar on

host their health

came

presenter, said the group could not

many techniques involved. The group

that prepared the

much

it

Leanne Riedl, an AIDS seminar

she said.

organizing the events last semester.

KitchenerAVaterloo region to

when

of sex.

tions

Presenters had

8 students

in the

had them participate through role playing about what to do when

students at this age,” said Susanne

By Laurie Vandenhoff

reminding students to “don’t

the

young students knew

about sex and drugs.

the risks of

Fraser said presenters were well

prepared and appropriate. Teachers were also pleased with the

presentations

and participa-

said Paiva. “

sucker to peer pressure.” They also

By

full

of toys to

be delivered

I

think they

important that

it

is

all deliv-

It’s

really

not a regular

need

to children in

Lisa Hiller

Conestoga College students and are being encouraged to help spread Christmas joy to children in impoverished countries around the world. Operation Christmas Child is an

faculty

annual Christian project that sends a message of hope to children in

desperate situations

world through

around the

gift-filled

shoebox-

es.

In 2000, people

United

from Canada, the

States,

Finland,

Germany,

Netherlands,

the

Ireland,

and the United Kingdom collected more than four million shoeboxes filled with toys and necessities that were distributed to boys and girls aged two through 14

in

Operation Christmas Child, a project of the Christian organization Samaritan’s Purse, helps bring Christmas to needy children

around the world. (Internet photo)

more than

75 countries. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse,

and his wife also filled shoeboxes themselves to be sent overseas.

which

ing,” Kelly said.

relief

is

a

non-profit Christian

and evangelization organi-

He

and because there

Samaritan’s Purse relies totally on donations and volunteers to

component

Russ Kelly,

a

first-year police

is

a volunteer

program,

he hopes to get fellow police foundation and LASA students to volunteer as security people at the warein

his

foundations student, wants to get the message out about Operation

house.

Christmas Child to fellow classmates and law and security stu-

students to volunteer to sort and

dents, as well as other students.

Kelly learned about the project

from

a

teacher

College’s

at

Conestoga

Guelph campus

last

year.

His class then went to the warehouse to sort and process submitted shoeboxes.

He enjoyed it so much that he went back six more times. Kelly

Volunteers

Kelly also wants to encourage

pack boxes to send to children around the world. The shoeboxes should be filled with toys and necessities appropriate to age group and gender. School supplies, toiletry items, hard candy

and toys are appropriate. Toy guns, food items, deodorant and makeup arc some of the things that should not be jncludcd in the shoeboxes.

are

needed

at

the

warehouse, which will be located at the building behind Chapters

428 King St. N., make sure all inappropriate items are removed

bookstore

plans to help this year again,

zation.

operate.

very reward-

“It (volunteering) is

at

Waterloo, to sort and

from the boxes before they are delivered.

said Christmas is about hope and a feeling that there is a brighter tomoirow. “The shoeboxes may be the only thing the.se kids get,” he said. The message of the agency can be conveyed with the help of more

Kelly

love,

volunteers, Kelly noted. “1

pulse. Third-year nursing students Jennifer

Marrisa Costa and Jean

feel that this

could be a

way

people could give back to the community.” Interested

warehouse

students

can

call

managers Paul and Eleanor Ross at 519-647-3199 or e-mail them at pcross@sympatico.ca.

Lang (from

left),

Gorman presented a seminar on smok(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

better than others,”

ered good messages.

be a

Nursing students from Conestoga College show students from Sir Edgar Bauer elementary school in Waterloo how to check their

ing.

“Some were

Operation Christmas Child brings joy to underpriviieged Shoeboxes

living

teacher delivering the message. If it

Paiva said she would be willing

a health professional, the stu-

to hold another health fair if the

is

dents are

more

likely to listen.”

opportunity arose.


SPOKE,

makes some students

Winter

D0pr6ssion vari6s By Denis Langlois The days

are getting shorter and

the cold weather

is

Many of us

here.

associate winter with skiing,

frorn

cornmon sadn6ss

think most Canadians feel this

The first is a more common type of sadness which many people get when the colder weather arrives.

sometime during the winter.” The second type is known as SAD, seasonal affective disorder, which is

snow-

and gloves that have been in the for seven months. But for

ter

some

associate the

closet

people, winter brings on feel-

ings of depression and sadness.

Having the winter blahs is common for everyone once in a while, but what exactly are they and what can be done to avoid them? Barb Kraler, a counsellor with stu-

snow

Kraler,

pulled aside in kindergarten and taught how ‘to say that phrase . for use

,

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aftemwn.

you

know what makes you

feel

good.

sleej) to feel refreshed,

but in

tile

noon,

naps

morning or aftercan leave you

Every one of us knows what smile, be happy and

I Even thougli students have probably been told numerous times not to use alcohol, here’s another reason not to: it

makes us

depletes your

feel healthy.

C

and B.

be as active.”

Some

not

is

some symptoms

may

watch out for that

to

indicate the winter blahs have

progressed to a more serious

strategies

can be used to pre-

vent the winter blahs or

make

the

less severe.

“If

many

lights

on

as possible, going outside and getting involved in a winter sport. “If you take up a winter sport you tend to associate the snow with

illness.

progresses for a couple

it

weeks or your

These include making apartments brighter by having as

The

Studying abroad has a

of

lot

The opportunity to travel and meet new people is something many of us dream of. But what if you can’t speak the language? How can you where the teacher is speaking a language you have little knowledge and understanding of? ESL/English Language Studies is a program that answers this need for international students who must upgrade their English skills in order to be accepted into full-time programs at Conestoga College. In order to be admitted to a diploma or certificate program the applicant must possess a certain level of

"

International

skills.

stu-

dents applying to the college must

be tested to discern which entry the student

level of

is at.

if it starts to interfere

life,

may be more

it

with

serious,”

Kraler said.

you become increasingly a change in your appearance or behaviour it may Also,

if

tired or if there is

indicate

more

a

serious

depression stage.

International

English

skills

study they wish to pursue.

Language Testing System (lELTS)

Not

assesses the ability of candidates to

course

study in English.

however.

It

tests reading,

writing,

speaking and listening Those who are tested must pay a fee of $181.90 Cdn. There are four levels of study skills.

ESL program.

within the

The

two levels are a prereqeveryone. They include communication, grammar, converfirst

uisite for

listening comprehension, and reading and writing skills. Levels three and four can be taken in one of two ways. For students taking the course for academic pursation,

poses, these levels cover reading

and writing

skills,

academic

ing and notetaking and

listen-

commu-

grammar. At this level, students are allowed to take two academic credits from the program of nicative

where.

Practice moderation,

.

A

major health focus for students continues to be body image. Both males and females mould and reform their bodies to suit whatever image they are trying to mimic. The problem is that you’re born with a certain mould and no diet or exercise regime can permanently change genetics. Students must understand that a diet their friend swears by probably won’t work for

you

feel that it’s necessary

be smart about

make

it.

sure

you have a designated driver and stock up on some vitamins to replenish your supply. I

The

best advice

Canada gives get to

your

is

know

abilities.

Health that you should

yourself.

Know

Know

your lim-

its.

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, but if you focus more on your strengths you’ll dwell less on your weaknesses.

diet

body type and

strengths and acknowledge your

balanced

of metabolism.

you

feel

it’s

absolutely necessary to go on a diet, get professional advice

from your doctor. I Another recurring health issue with students is sleep, or lack of it.

Very few of us can admit we’ve never said those two

I Health

weaknesses because they are a part of you too. No one can be absolutely perfect. I

By Michelle Timmerman

Above

all,

learn to laugh at

yourself. It really is the best medicine because it eases tension in others and relieves personal

stress.

the

football fan.

just itching for a chance to see a

game

live?

Well if so, or even if you just want a chance to get out and have a good time, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) has just the trip for you.

On

Nov.

2,

the

embarking on a bus Buffalo

Bills

CSI

will

be

trip to

see the

play

the

Indianapolis Colts in Buffalo. “It’s a trip

Canada advises you write down your strengths and weaknesses. Appreciate your

them. age,

If

CSI plans a bus Are you a diehard

to drink,

if

Seasonal affective disorder

body of vitamins

won’t find this listed in a self-help book somelikely

However,

spring comes,” she said.

we don’t have

Although occasional sadness is normal, feeling depressed for long periods of time is not. There are

students are taking the

all

for

academic

Some

purposes,

are furthering their

English

skills for personal or business purposes and for these stu-

and four include advanced conversation, pronunciation, communicative grammar, listening comprehension and reading and writing skills. Students can begin their studies in September, January or May. The length of the program is dependent on each individual’s test results. Applicants must have the equivalent to an Ontario secondary school diploma. Grade 1 2 standing or the equivalent in mathematics is dents, levels three

also

recommended.

Additional

information on this program can be obtained through the international education office.

groggy.

-f:

important that

rate

mainly caused by the seasons. “These people will be fine once

English

Afternoon naps give you just

enough

light out so

sports, rather than with depression.”

she said.

^

general healfb;

wiA

Kraler said SAD is different than other types of depression because it is

no

symptoms

attend classes

p naps can be a temporary one.

-

advice from Health Canada on.

proper,

them-

appeal.

-

A

just don’t feel like

By Mary Simmons

means maintaining a

varies

they

to school

is

with spring

improving their English

students u.sualiy get^4 anced lifestyle and taking c^e -^dnly four or five. i; of your-self continually. ^ ^Tiprefore more students sire^ Hiere arc hundreds tff books resorting to; afternoon maps’ available that fell you how you While they, aren’t recommend-

I

go

but

hap-

7

International students get help

infamous words; “I’m tired.” In' fact. I’d swear everyone is^,

what isn’t.'^,^^ However, contrary to jmpnlar

You

difficult to

selves,” she said.

happiness

Evei7 one has his or her own opinion of what i^ healthy and

It’s

it

with sports, rather

“The person feels a little down and has a lack of energy,” she said. “I

By Stacey McCarthy

I

to

to interact with others,

find

it

ically your body is shutting down because it is getting a message that

want

serious

said,

theories indicate that

pens because of a lack of light. “There is some feeling that biolog-

there

than with depression.”

Health important

It’s

more

a

is

gon©

is

it

2001— Page

down

feel

understood yet, she

totally

many

type of depression where the person doesn’t

may

a student services counsellor

dent services, said there are two dif-

“It

and they

Barb

ferent categories of depression asso-

It

way

a type of clinical depression.

up a winsport you tend to

yjDu take

“If

belief,

SAD and

ciated with the seasons.

ball fights or getting out those hats

to

to

Oct. 29,

year,

it

all

we

try to

depends on

do every if

we

can

get tickets or not. This year the

game

are in the

end zone

in

to see the St.

The

Buffalo, Jan. 23.

cost of the ticket includes bus

and from the game, lunch, and admission to the game. A bus will be available to pick students up at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus, as well as the Doon campus. Times of departure have yet to be announced. transportation

to

such as a passport, birth

A

simple driver’s licence

dent of the CSI. The tickets for

includes

$120 per

which to and

ticket,

transportation

Spoke can now be read online! For the latest college, entertainment and sports news, as well as games, puzzles,

weather and reference links, visit www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

not

“With the heightened security the borders after the Sept.

International

is

is

acceptable.

Buffalo Sabres, at the HSBC Arena. Tickets for this game are

cost

certifi-

cate, student visa or military card.

rorist

The

a ticket

Louis Blues play

Students are reminded to bring along proof of Canadian citizenship when going to the games

The CSI will be hosting a second trip Nov. 21 to see the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the

located on the 100 level approximately 20 rows from the glass.

fans

from the game as well as

the fifth row, and are $75 each.

went on sale over May 24, so we didn’t get them ordered until the day after the tickets went on sale,” said Jon Olinski, presitickets

trip for football

attack,

we

1

1

at

ter-

don’t want to

take any chances of anyone being left

behind,”

said

students

Olinski. are

also

asked to make sure their student visas are up to date. Tickets for both events are on sale in the

CSI

the Sanctuary.

office, located in


Local anthrax threat not significant By Julianna Kerr

anthrax

is

How

minimal, they are taking

concerned should local resiabout exposure to be anthrax? By the sound of things,

charges will

not very.

ters

dents

Dan Anderson of

Staff Sgt.

police

the

Waterloo regional “There is no threat involved here.” Police have been responding to a number of calls from concerned said,

two incidents involvpowdery substance on

citizens since

ing a white

Oct. 14 and 15.

The first case was discovered from a purchased magazine Cambridge variety store and the second in a book in Waterloo. Neither substance was anthrax. In fact, no cases of anthrax have in

a

been confirmed in Canada, but as a preventative measure, local police have been trained by community health officials to safely handle

police

Waterloo

think the

be

criminal

laid in the event

of

In Guelph, three suspicious

at

let-

were received on Oct. 5 - two the University of Guelph and the 1

Rhonda Road home. None of these substances was third

regional

local

of

threat

Sending anthrax through the mail fortunately not an effective

a

at

harmful.

Not everything coming out of local hoaxes is negative. The University of Guelph has now developed a safer procedure for opening mail. Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge said the city also has a plan and an emergency response team has been

members

including

established

from the Guelph Police Service, the Guelph Fire Department and Royal City Ambulance. “I think we must be concerned given the incidences of anthrax in

“However,

we must

take necessary

precautions without overreacting.

is

means

anthrax at

Doon?

written or poorly typed

The med-

community is prepared. ‘They are always up to date and developing policies and procedures to combat any health concents.” Weiler is confident Conestoga doctors would follow any public health directives and take care of ical

place the letter back in the envelope

such as

and close it. Place the envelope in a plastic bag and seal it. I Leave the room, close and

I Excessive weight and/or a feel

Web

site also

procedures in the event of

lists

finding

mail.

suspicious

These

include: I If the letter is not

NOT OPEN

IT.

opened,

No one

DO

is at risk

that

opened the envelope and anyone

who came

into direct contact with

substance after the envelope

the

was opened should wash their hands immediately with soap and water. There is no potential contamination of the rest of the build-

students’ health through appropri-

provided there is nothing leaking out of the envelope. No decontamination or treatment is needed. Call

ate use of antibiotics should any-

the police to report the letter and

thing happen on campus.

tell

“Our physicians and staff are updated continually regarding any and all communicable diseases and

been opened and there

Advise the exposed person(s) to emergency responders arrive, and avoid close contact with any unexposed persons unless absolutely necessary (e.g. for

health concerns including anthrax,”

claims to contain a hazardous sub-

urgent

she said.

stance (but doesn’t), call the police

report the letter and

and tell the call taker you have opened the envelope but there is no substance inside. I If you open the letter that

taker

The City of Guelph Web

site tells

people to be wary of mail with the following: I

No

return address.

the call taker the letter has not

no sub-

is

stance leaking out. I

If

you open the

that

letter

to report the letter

international students with

Homestay places

The person

secure the door.

of a powdery substance. City of Guelph

a substance,

is

words.

“Confidential”, “Personal”, etc.

The

claims to contain a hazardous substance and there

common

Restrictive markings

I

Conestoga College nurse Trish Weiler said she is not concerned with the possible appearance of anthrax on a local scale.

Hand

I

addresses. I Misspelling of

of distributing the disease.”

What about

a hoax.

the United States,” Farbridge said.

hazardous materials.

Although

and

seriously

reports

ing by leaving the

room where

the

was opened.

letter

I

stay put until

first aid).

Call the police to tell

the call

you have opened the enve-

lope, there

is

a substance inside,

and what you have done up

to that

point.

Canadians part of the family.

By Mary Simmons

Matsuyama has

spent the longest

period of time boarding with Olah.

You’ve left your family and back in your homeland in

where they don’t speak your language or have the same customs. The thought could be a scary one, but when you get here, there’s a

She first began her studies at Conestoga College in the English Language Studies program. She also took some general arts and sciences courses before becoming a part of the woodworking program

new family waiting

this year.

friends

order to study abroad in a country

for you, ready

embrace you into their life and take you into their home as one of

Canada, coming to Since Matsuyama has returned once to

the family.

Japan and her

to

Marika Olah

who

people

is

participate

Homestay program College. She takes students into her

them

She

one of the many

long that she didn’t feel Japanese

Conestoga

at

anymore

felt Canadian. time she returned to Canada, however, she felt Japanese again and had to become accus-

international

home and

By

treats

as family for the time they are

with her.

who

also

is

ed

it

sister

of the number of students she has

had in her home, but guesses at between 10 and 15. Many are still in contact “It’s

Matsuyama and Mafika Olah are

part of the

Homestay program

offered by the international

education office at Conestoga College.

that gives

me

a

Matsuyama

(Photo by Mary Simmons)

ple thing as eating chicken could

“They’re all memorable. Each one is special.” Olah recalls one student who had

attached to the bone, something the

hold such cultural differences.

of living with a family

dents.

her

quite

worried

eat.

As

in class

because

she

Olah couldn’t under-

stand what was wrong,

She added time together both

and

out.

to

until

she

that the best" test to

meningitis

a spinal tap.

personal drugs.

injury

Once

or

infected

meninges, which

is

reaction it

to

attacks the

the lining of

the brain.

“Hand washing, using your bottles,

own water

beer bottles

dipping chips are

of preventing

meningitis.”

usually trans-

college nurse

mitted

from germs, bacteria or

viruses. “It usually starts out like

the flu and has been misdiagnosed

n’t

understand

Olah realized

show

student all

to eat

it.

Once

she was able to

how

was

well.

to cut her

She now

laughs as she recalls

how such

Japanese student,

a sim-

Matsuyama, a

Currently, Hitomi

is

with

living

Olah and her daughter. Christine. She has been boarding there for almost two years and feels like a

to pre-

meningitis

contracting

is

There are vaccines available to meningitis, which last

with

may

college dormitories,

in

through maintaining a high level of

experience a red pinprick-sized rash that grows into puiple bi uises. report released

by the National

water bottles, beer bottles and not

Committee on Immunization

double dipping chips are good

that

ways of preventing meningitis.”

meningococcal meningitis occur

she said.

during the winter months.

compared

meningitis can be

and include vomiting, high fever and stiff neck. It may also cause headache, back to the flu,

neck.

of

cases

also stated that those

vive

have a

10 to

who

of

sur-

30 per cent

harder to recognize

may

other

Weiler said babies with meningi-

because they

majority

stated

ehance of suffering serious complications, including brain damage. Failure to seek medical attention could result in stroke, brain damage or death. A pamphlet about meningitis and

ness and confusion.

may be

It

the

not have a

stiff

common

illnesses

through health services.

is

the

English.

be read online!

also

personal hygiene.

A

like

Olahs is the improvement in her English skills. She tries not to speak Japanese at all, instead conon improving her centrating

Spoke can now

meningococcal meningitis, which is most common Patients

Weiler said the best way vent

tis

prevent

that

meat and

how this,

pain, sensitivity to light, drowsi-

Trish Weiler,

is

had never encountered. She did-

Symptoms of

good

Trish Weiler of health services said the disease

girl

“Hand washing, using your own

and not double

ways

was because she had that was still

it

about three years.

know whether you have is

realized that

keep safe from meningitis

a result of this they are often

exposed to different types of viruses and diseases. Meningitis is one such disease, which can be contracted through casual contact such as sharing bottles and cigarettes, and kissing,

said.

she has thor-

been serving chicken

of joy,” Olah said of the experi-

in the past.”

Students spend a great deal of

said

ence of boarding international stu-

lot

Take measures By Sarah McGoldrick

all

oughly enjoyed, her experience in Canada. The people she has met have been friendly and helpful. She said that one of the benefits

wouldn’t

with her.

something

to life in this country

degree of culture shock, she

Hitomi

have become involved as well.

Olah has been involved in the program for four and a half years and in that time she has lost count

she

over again. There was definitely a

part of the program.

and her own parents and

-

the

tomed

Olah began taking in students on recommendation of a neighbour

the

Since then she has also recommend-

near Tokyo.

was quite She had been here for so

different.

the

in

home

said the experience

available

For the latest college, entertainment and sports news,

as well as games, puzzles, weather and reference

links, visit

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke


SPOKE,

College By Kathleen Deschamps

several television sets.

A

popular spot at the new bar is the pool table. “From revenue alone, about 100 to 150 students

come

sales.

basis,”

Since changing locations sales have increased. “I’ve definitely seen an improvement,” said Lynda

menu

community program co-

Tribe,

“We were

ordinator,

tucked into a Students easier time finding the

corner last year.

little

have a much bar now.”

Many

renovations began at the end of the school year last year.

A

new

was

to play pool

on a weekly

Tribe said. The students are eating up every item on the as well.

“Nachos are the most popular item,” said Tribe “they only cost

$2,

which

competitive with the

is

cafeteria prices.”

well as the college, the whole kitchener community has the

chance to enjoy the recreation centre.

tions. Students weren’t using the old facilities, such as the weight

room and bar. The decision was made

ties

as well as the

built,

changing bar loca-

Students usually enjoy the to put

facili-

the school bar in the

during the week. It’s just another spot to enjoy a quick bite to

course of the fitness

eat.

upper

main concentre, on the

level.

Students

now have

the opportu-

and enjoy a drink while watching a hockey game or a bas-

nity to eat

game through

ketball

the glass

partition. Attractions at the

new

bar include a pool table, arcade games, a ping-pong table, and

“We offer a wide selection for everybody, except we do not offer fried items,” said Tribe.”

By Tannis Wade

“We do

not have the facilities to offer fried foods.”

Over Time

offers jinique foods Jamaican Patties, Super Subs, ham and cheese pitas and hotdogs. like

Students work business

for

With rising costs of

tuition,

sup-

equipment, not to mention

and gasoline,

transportation

stu-"

Bookjans, a general arts and

pay for

ficult to

work mer to

student Jeff

part-time jobs during the school

mer and continues to work now.

year to help cover expenses.

“I

and and

group homes, Conestoga students are working hard in order to secure

part-time

dent,

also

lects

OSAP

ods;

some

IS

during

the

summer, while

costs involved with attending col-

the

Wilde works

summer

to

during school

full

time during

make money. “Even I

am

working close

30 hours a week at the Flying Dog and Revolution,” he said. This combined with 20 to 25 hours of school each week makes for a tirto

ing routine for struggling students. If you are creative and motivated enough you could run your own

need

to find a

us.

We

company

just have to

wait and see.”

said

all

out

“I

pay

my own Kapshey

costs upfront,” he said. “But if

good grades back for all

I

get

my parents will pay me my expenses that went

straight to school,”

he

said.

Some students also get a portion of by their parents, which makes a huge difference. their costs paid for

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Multiculturalism

Kenny

Have you stu-

her and help

is

me,” said.

recently

moved from your home counlr>' to Canada? Is English your second

language? Are you on international student visa, of landed immigrant status, or did your family originate from a country* other than Canada? I lave you recently emigrated from a

war-tom country? Are you dealing with issues such as culture shock, unfamiliarily with college or community resources, racism, or a lack of cultural familiarity? Will you be experiencing a Canadian winter for the

Our college community diversity.

Kenny Crabtree

However,

If you feel

has a part-time job so she has some spending money.

know

it

that they are

Multicultural Support

what Jaime Crabtree, a general arts and sciences health option student,

friendship.

knew

that

I

was coming

can also

j)ose transition issues for those

you need supimrt dealing with these

meet new* people and

did. “I

time?

who

are

new to the country*

Group offered through Student talk

Ser\'ices provides

about issues related to being in a

You can

To

learn

mote about resources at

The

new country. The Peer Host

the college and in the

Student Services.

I

A messagefrom Student Services (Room 2B02).

talk

an opportunity to

Service offers one-on-one matches with your peers for the puipose of support and

to

saved up for the past few years,” Crabtree said. Saving in advance can make it a lot easier

transitions, help is available.

to your teachers, classmates, friends, or counsellors in Student Services.

going to be attending post-secondary education after high school, many attempt to save then. This is

college so

first

becoming enriched more and more with students from various

and the college.

She also

If students

is

cultural backgrounds. This creates a wonderful opportunity for growth, learning, and

such

a huge help for

in school or Both.

Second-year student Kevin Wilde knows how hard it is to manage lege.

this assistance

for

“OSAP

it

explained.

We

work with

parents

for

to

cover the costs involved with her program.

at

Tribe

col-

tuition

point whether

his

May gets

and security administration

pay

working

business,”

Adam

bit.

Chrystal Kenny, a first-year lav

Students

involved

to

in

said, “at

wraps and

offer

technology

him

top of his schooling.

education

all

salads.

increases

“As for the future,”she

some point we may

adding he works 15 to 20 hours a

use a variety of meth-

would be willing to hire more stu on their availability to work. “It all depends on major dents, based

at

week on

their

Second-year general business student Kim Taylor fills a pitcher as part of her job at the college bar. (Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

fortunate

help

McDonalds,” May said,

During a random survey at Conestoga College students were asked what means they use pay for

Tribe said that in the future she

quite a

am working

a decent job for their future.

to

me

Taylor said.

students.

pay for his education.

during the sum-

fast-food restaurants

not too busy, and it gives time to get homework done,”

Kapshey

another option that

commonly used by to

at the

“It’s

that

is

works

week and enjoys

the work.

interior design.”

raise

From

bar during the

student

like crazy during the

factories to day-care centres

Taylor, a second-year gen-

ing

Though he is getting he stiU worked

sumenough money for school. Many continue to work at

to

Kim

eral business student,

make my money doing Bookjans

OSAP

interviewed had

Over Time currently employs 10 part-time workers, several of them students at the college.

year woodwork-

said.

Woodworking

May

ages.

Bookjans

Financial aid

A

costs $4.25

-enjoy the bar area, but cannot consume or purchase alcoholic bever-

employed,”

is

Time

and a shot costs $3.75. The bar is open on all school days and stays open until 11 p.m. on weeknights. Students who are under the legal age of 19 can still

are

am

“I

thing in common; everyone

shooter at Over

enough. Second-

ing

increas-

and Labatt Blue. A pitcher costs $10.40 and a draft beer will sell for $3.10. Besides beer, there are

self

dent. “I

that they offer

is

They are the only place on campus which does so. The bar offers draft choices of Budweiser alcohol.

stu-

dents are findit

What makes Over Time most unique though

when the time comes to pay your expenses. Parents can also be a great source of financial assistance for those who

like

sciences

sub.

education

Michelle plies,

Prices range from $1.50 for a Jamaican Patty to $3.69 for a super

several liquor choices as well.

As

On weekends community clubs and teams use the facihties and often stop by the sports bar for something to eat.

fitness centre

— Page 9

a homer with Over Time

hits

Business is booming at Conestoga College’s Over Time bar. At least compared to last year’s

Oct. 29, 2001

community,

visit


Page 10

— SPOKP, Oct

29, 2001

Students create stool

for

competition craftsmanship,

By Laurie Vandenhoff The sweat and finished

a

soon

will

Woodworking Supply Expo. For weeks the

The winning school new power

result in

for

the

Machinery

and

entry

plans.

wood-

tears of five

working students

tool to be used by the program that entered the competition. A winning student

acquires a cash prize and a power tool.

Mike Koning, Shawn Aaron Milley, Jason Szalay and Tom Macintosh - have worked

students

The Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo offers a number

Dickie,

that will

on completing a stool

of events besides the competition.

be

The

entered in a student competition at

in

weekend event. The stool, which has not been named yet, is a “multi-functional the

Their teacher Peter Findlay came initial idea of creating a

up with the stool.

there

it

was up

own

to students

design and build

the product.

The

stool features a swivel top

and lazy Susan, which

is

The competition

also

in is

requires

3D

view Auto-CAD of the product, which being completed by first-year

woodworking

student

Ryan

Second-year woodworking students show off the stool they designed for an upcoming competition. The students (from left), Aaron Mille, Mike Konig, Jason Szalay and Shawn Dickie will be entering their piece at the Woodworking Machinery and Supply Expo running Oct. 26-28 in Toronto. The stool is still in pieces because it is being sanded. Missing from the picture is Tom Macintosh. (Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

Mansfield.

“We’ve been nine or 10

all

in

the shop until

week.

not in class

we

working on

it,

Julie

are

are in the shop even weekends,”

Good By

When we

Stuff

any student or group. However, participating colleges can only to

they said.

They hope

stool.

Machinery Supply work board and the Training 2001 Pavilion. The work board and training gives

pavilion

participants

the

chance to obtain real employment opportunities. This is especially important to students facing graduation.

The team suspected they had each spent 45 hours working on the

Woodworking

a

.seminars,

enclosed

within the frame. that the students create a

which began

working professionals. Participants at Canada’s largest woodworking event can view new products from suppliers around the world. In 1999 more than 4,300 industry professionals from 3,000 companies were featured. There are also opportunities to visit Lean Manufacturing workshops, free finishing and safety

the team.

From

biennial event,

1981, serves as a key meeting

place for Canada’s industrial wood-

piece of office furniture,” explained

to create their

receives a

trophy and

second-year

five

and

creativity

design and preliminary drawings or

their efforts will

be

rewarded in the student furnituredesign competition of the expo being held from Oct. 26-28. The Canada- wide event is open

enter one representative piece.

Competitors were required -to design and build a multi-functional

home

office piece suitable for a

The

small space by Oct. 19. The dominant material had to be a combination of wood, veneer or board

International

products.

times are Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,

A

panel of three furniture-design experts judge the designs based on

bag sale raises $573

event

located

Saturday

held at the is Centre in Toronto,

near the 10

airport.

a.m.-6

Show

p.m.

and

Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

TICKETS on sale!

Graham

The Conestoga College United

Way campaign got a big boost this year from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI).

On

Oct.

19

the

CSI

offered"

Nov.

support and suggested donations could be collected using the popular Good Stuff their

Nov. 7 Tony Lee

lege’s

bags,

knew

the

iterris

the

would move

Green

Nov. 4 Buffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts $75 includes bus, ticket and lunch

with proceeds going to the col-

sell

at Fiddler’s

(wristband policy in effect) 622-5270

For $2, students, faculty and employees could purchase^ the bags courtesy of Clegg Marketing between 1 1 a.m. and 1 p.m. Also given out at the pond party

donated his time to help

ages Halloween

Call for details (519)

bags.

Foodshare program, the bags were full of items such as the Mach 3 razor. Zest soap bars, shampoo and other toiletry items. CSI President Jon Olinski, who

1 All

XXX show at Stages

Nightclub

advance $8 at the door $6 This is going to be filmed for television! in

CSI President Jon Olinski and Alumni Services Officer Monica Himmelman sell Good Stuff bags inside Door 3 on Oct. 19. Proceeds went to the school’s United Way campaign. (Photo by Julie Graham)

fast.

Nov. 22 Toronto Maple Leafs at Buffalo Sabres $125 includes ticket, bus and St. Louis Blues vs. Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 23

After just 90 minutes 200 bags

had been sold.

Alumni services

Himmelman, who

staff

officer

Monica

also helped

sell

the bags, said students, faculty and

them

purchased the bags to use stocking stuffers at as

raised.

Himmelman

said although she

expected a great turnout, she was

Christmas.

At the cnclof the event, a

$573 was

total

of

delighted by the total.

All tickets

are on sale at the CSI office in the

Sanctuary For more information contact the CSI at 748-5131 or listen@conestogac.on.ca

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SPOKE, Oct.

Halloween

all

about myths and magic and kill them. Scots sometimes on witch model burned a Halloween representing all the bad

By Marcy Cabral Ever wonder how Halloween

Why people dress-up and go door-to-door for candy? Or originated?

why carved pumpkins are Jack-o-lantems? I do. And little

digging around,

happenings of the Scots people in an attempt to rid the

called

Magic

and

rituals

of Halloween.

history of Halloween (www.parentsplace.com)

The

The word Halloween means “hallowed” or “holy” night and has descended from ancient generations beginning in the British Isles.

Dressing up

Romans

In the 800s, the

arrived

Great Britain and combined the Samhain festival with their own fall

in

commemorating the The Catholic Church

pumpkins. So, every Oct. 31 pumpkins were hollowed out and lit ful as

with a burning ember.

(www.4halloween.4anything.com)

The belief was that when a spirit was looking for a human to possess in the house, they would find the and leave the

satisfying

treats

house peacefully. The Celts feared that if no food was left, evil tricks would be played on those living in the house.

Another theory

at

www.4hal-

loween.4anything.com says

known

trick-

today,

or-treating, as

dead.

was derived from a ninth-century European custom named “soul-

brated on Nov.

Day to be celeand named Oct.

1,

31 AIL Hollows’ Eve or known today, Halloween.

as

it

is

came

to

be

theory found at www.xprothe

ject-paranormal.com

states

Celts believed

both good,

spirits,

On

the Christian holiday All Souls Day, Nov. 2, religious followers would travel the villages ing.”

begging for “soul cakes.” The cakes were pieces of bread with currants, a small dried grape, and

How trick-or-treating One

is

it

and bad, were out on Samhain and

would therefore place treats out on doorways in hopes of pleasing the" spirits roaming around the village.

shape of a square. When the followers received a cake they promised to say prayers on behalf of the donor’s deceased

were

in

the

Why'carved pumpkins are called jack-o-lanterns (www.4halloween.4anything.com) According to Irish folklore, a man named Jack was known to be a

drunk and prankster who tricked the into climbing a tree. The drunken Jack then carved a cross into the tree trunk, which trapped Satan up in the tree. Before helping Satan down Jack made the devil promise to never tempt Jack again. However, after Jack died he was denied entrance from heaven because of his devilish ways and was not allowed into hell because he tricked the devil. So instead of allowing Jack into the fires of hell, Satan gave Jack an ember to light In his way through the darkness. order to keep the ember burning longer it was placed into a hollowed turnip. Originally, the Irish used

devil

that

turnips as their Jack-o-lantems, but

prayer could help a lost soul find

upon immigration to America they realized turnips were not as plenti-

relatives.

its

way

It

was believed

to heaven.

Lynden family

roaming the villages

spirits

burning in their homes in .order to make them appear dark, cold and

They would then dress up

in

with animal skins and wander noisily around the village being as destructive as ghoulish costumes

These

formed yearly ing

away

in

rituals

it

Witches Halloween was a time of fear and were deathly afraid of witches on Oct. 31. Witches were thought to be at their most wickedness on this night and so fires were lit in hopes of burning them as they flew by on their broomsticks. Villagers also went hunting for women who were old, ugly or thought to be evil in order to bum villagers

It

was believed

combed

that

was

hair

if

midnight while eating an apple in front of a mirror a face of at

the opposite sex

would

appear.

Halloween pranks some

of

parts

was

Britain,

known

also

as

Mischief Night because children were allowed to play pranks. They would smear molasses on doorknobs and remove hinges from doors and hide them. In Scotland and Ireland,

would throw cabbages and and stuff chimney tops with grass. These pranks were done in hopes of getting the owners angry so the kids could bother them

children

turnips at doors

again the next year.

Halloween

spirit themes,

of

McKenzie decorates

for almost

every holiday she can. In the

last

year, she has covered Valentine’s

Day,

Jack-o-

St.

Day,

cornstalks

Patrick’s

Easter,

Day, Victoria Day,

Canada

Halloween and Christmas. Her favourite is Halloween though it has become a traditional time for family. Her husband, Rob, helps out with electrical projects and her son, Travis, helps with

because

Halloween. She and her family spend Thanksgiving weekend dec-

artistic

and ghouls. They have spotlights to show off their makeshift graveyard

think she has gone too

and decorative cornstalks driveway up to their house. This wondrous display of fright has filled McKenzie’s yard

school bus. But McKenzie’s neigh-

bours don’t have any children.

owned her

before

that,

she

Francis McKenzie and her son Travis

show

off their

Lynden, near Brantford. The McKenzies have

made

Halloween decorations on their decorating a family tradition.

rural property in

(Photo by Shannon McBride)

together. it,”

McKenzie

said,

adding that she grew up decorating

and has never stopped. Over the years she has collected decorating ideas from

include

the

many places. Waterford

One year

children were afraid to get on the

the

and her mother would decorate

far.

they called the police and said their

at night

own home. Even

is thrilled

with her decorating. In the past, some of McKenzie’s neighbours

with tombstones, bodies, ghosts

every year since she has

things like paper mache.

However, not everyone

orating their entire rural property

These

Apples were also another popular

In

For Francis McKenzie of Lynden, never does. McKenzie loves

“I inherited

soli-

way of discovering your love match.

hopes of frighten-

the spirits.

much?

lining

of

life

tude and loneliness.

were per-

and bales of hay fill the city’s lawns. But when does it all become too

the thimble indicated a

Christmas decor. With her love

attentions.

scarecrows,

received the piece with

would be wealthy; the ring meant marriage was waiting; and

Halloween

really gets into

and

fire

Halloween was also a time of superstitions; the biggest one being who someone was going to marry. One ritual was to bake a cake and place a ring, thimble, and coin in it. the coin

It’s that time of year again. Ghost and goblins fill the air. A feeling of fright and anticipation demands the

lanterns,

to protect the villagers.

Whoever

By Shannon McBride

childrens’

made

would do everything in their power to make themselves appear undesirable. The villagers would extinguish the fire sess, the villagers

possible.

from the holy

re-lit

looking for healthy humans to pos-

dreary.

the fires in the village

all

were

Mate hunting

How costumes became With

stoked,

an integral part of Halloween

celebrations

declared All Saints’

part of

(Photos by Marcy Cabral)

Celts believed that this time of year

trapped forever.

costumes has

Halloween as the pumpkin.

Every Oct. 31, the Celtics celebrated Samhain, a fall festival, which marked summer’s end. The festival was thought of as a transitional period between the coming of winter and the ending of summer. The

was also when the living could communicate with the dead and the deceased could return to earth. At this time, fairies were thought to be hostile towards humans and the cause of mischief after dusk. The would sometimes trick fairies humans into getting lost in the fairylands where they would be

in

become as much a

fire

At Halloween it was believed that lighting fires would help bring the sun back after a harsh winter and protect the villagers from evil. In Ireland, all fires would be extinguished and a holy fire, which was believed to guard against evil, would be lit where the Irish kings After the fire was well lived.

the real reasons behind the traditions

evil.

after a

discovered

I

— Page 11

29, 2001

Pumpkinfest, nearby country farms and the Internet, which gave her ideas on

how to

make homeless

fig-

ures and rhyming tombstones. This year a friend at work told her about

dancing ghosts made out of white shower curtains and chicken wire. McKenzie keeps all of her Halloween decorations in one of three sheds in her backyard.

Each

of the

scarecrows

is

reused for

new ones are made. The other two sheds store maintenance equipment and, not surprisingly, a wide array of

three years and then

Obviously they didn’t like her decorations and planned to do anything to get her to take them down. So, she decorates all the more.

“They think I’m

nuts, but

I

don’t

care,” she said adding that she has

never done anything wrong. “If

think

you care what other people all of your life, you might as

well not do anything.”


Pagel2

— SPOKE, Oct. 29, 2001

Teaching her passion By Lisa

Travel industry struggles ......

Hiller

By

Graham

Jlitiot Julie rtrfilhafvi

r-i

Besides heiiig

and

Freneh,

in

lliient

Spanish

parl-time

language leaeher Libya Robinson-Hidalgo also possesses quite a

resume whieh ineludes two baehelor degrees from

ports half empty, cal threats,

universities in her native Peru.

Literature

after

University

five

in

years

of Lima-Peru

at

According

the

Travel,

She also has a baehelor degree in law from the National University

class.

courses

Conestoga’s Doon campus as well as Spanish 1, which is a credit course, at the

provide using role-

at

tests.

interest courses.

They

are for learn-

ing conversational Spanish and she said most students in those classes aren’t interested in the finer details

of the language.

want

just

Grammar plays

to learn the lan-

she

all,

tries to

much

bigger

Robinson-Hidalgo said have fun teaching and

She said her passion

is

teaching there are

less

this time.

full

recover.

marshals and overpower them.

Travel was running

I’ve

been on

where

flights

per cent. “The

I’ve

up

to

Fvejhad

in

years,”

teaching.

to

be

time right now, but that

no positions available

at

around 40

week

after the

attacks there

and the pilots requested that the police hand over their pistols. I

ness done. In fact, most of it was refunds so we were very busy, but not productive at all,” said

it

makes more sense not to weapons.” said

any

thinks more private conwith smaller aiiports and airplanes will be a popular choice among those who may be tracts

afraid to travel.

air

arate nights to the

would

which

is

to Utprism.

“1

survive, said

Bums.

Standeven is confident that after an adjustment period, people will start traveling again.

and^

related

what you that jKopIe have think

In the event

Nevertheless,

in light of the he doesn’t think changes

leisuie industry,

location,

of a plane crash, one parent

studies

to the rec

same

a significant number

of children lost parents inside the

Burns said

made

also suggest-

World Trade Center.

co-ordinator of recreation

will be

how

noting

Greg Burns,

and leisure

He

ed the idea of couples taking sep-

marshals and overpower them.”

attacks,

busi-

Standeven.

will

plan to spot the

said

was almost no

Bums

the terrorists

Anchorage

first

seen the police with a prisoner

However,

didn’t have any problems.

Standeven, one

to

after the attacks Frederick

did not affected

-

He

also said he

know anyone by

personally

the ^Wtacks, but

some

Ms employees knew people, who on Sept. 11, could have been of

might find is marshals on flights.'^ come a lot closer. What we’re t pint of the tragedy. “People here -Years ago when I fiist started i>.seeii^',jparticularly in the Slat^,^» had frimds’or people they knew flying they (air marshals) were "‘'^is people reconnecting iwith fhqir "that were either supposed to be there. "Vou didn t know who they churches, reconnecting as couon one of those planes but were, but the bottom line is that pies. A real issue, is with kids in changed their reservations, or you knew they weie theie.” said the United Slates because were .supposed to be in New York " ihey’se seen all the film on lelebut for- some reason changed However, .Standeven said air vision. I think th.u for those kids, their plaiis. It’s like there was marshals are not necessary on that is whcie lecreation can be an divine intervention,” with

be with students and teach

them the language,” she said. She also said she would love

According

month

'-

helping her students learn the lan-

“I love to

outlet,” said Burns,

the ter-

“The backfire with the air marshals is

.

guage.

guage for

travel and business in a formal setting which Robinson-

a

is

will take until at least

Greg Burns, co-ordinator of recreation and leisttre studies at. the college, said he is not afraid to travel at, this time but said be would fee! more comfortable

part in these courses as well.

“The backfire

Standeven.

Standeven.

ods of teaching including drills, sentence structure, assignments and

Above

Robinson-Hidalgo said she uses different teaching methods for her

best

flights.

rorists will plan to spot the air

have

In fact, I found the service on the Air Canada and United flights, and the service at the airport, the

meth-

traditional

I

„ n*

with the air marshals

think

Fred Standeven,

owner of Frederick

to Seattle then

In her credit course, she uses the

more formal and

it

to

and

She doesn’t concentrate so much on grammar in the conversational

Waterloo campus.

They

tries to

Hiller)

courses.

She has been teaching part time at Conestoga College for five years and currently teaches two languageinterest

try

playing and games.

to

Canada.

(Photo by Lisa

Hidalgo

Switzerland for three years, from

coming

hesi-

'Standeven said the trips he has been on since the attacks have been great. “I flew from Toronto

her conversational Spanish

She taught at a high school in Peru for two years, worked as a lawyer for one year and taught school in 1991, before

still

Christmas or nearly six months for the travel and tourism indus-

Libya Robinson-Hidalgo uses less formal methods to teach

Frederico Villarreal of Lima-Peru. That took her seven years.

until

to

president and

San

Mareos.

1988

and people

try has taken a significant hit.

Spanish at

new bio-chemi-

tant to travel, the tourism indus-

Robinson-Hidalgo rceeived her baehelor of edueation

i*

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SPOKE, Oct

Rumours abound about

castle One day the couple saw a picture of James Livingston and realized that’s who was appearing in their

By Daniel Roth Every county has

its

share of

bedroom.

ghost stories and urban myths. is

woman, who purchased a small wooden cupboard castle in 1993, a

from the castle Kilbride auction, told Knowles an interesting story. “I’ve got something from the castle,” she said. “And I think it wants to go back there.” She explained to Knowles how fastened doors would open and

Wilmot.

James Livingston

Industrialist

built the castle in 1877. It

remained

in the Livingston family until the

when

’80s

late

was sold

it

close at will.

to a

There are several these.. Needless

developer.

1994 the castle was bought by the township and restored to its original condition, and is now a

to

museum.

the time.

In

offices

behind

it

and incorporated

Thanks

to Paul

Knowles, a book Jewel of

Wilmot Township was written. The book documents the history of the castle including some of the more well-known ghost stories. According to the book, before the

Wilmot Township’s famous Castle of the township’s municipal offices

township bought the castle

it

was

sold to a developer.

This person held an auction on

June 11, 1988 to empty the castle of its belongings. Since the castle has been restored there has been a great deal of

Kilbride is located

and

on 60 Snyders Rd. W.

in

Baden.

a few poltergeists.

to

It

the

is

home

(Photo by Daniel Roth)

the furniture from the Livingston

unusual reports regarding some of

some visits they had from a ghost. The ghost wore Victorian-style

collection.

clothes and appeared in their bed-

A

who purchased

couple,

the

master Victorian bed from the house, had some uneasy nights. They told an antique dealer about

enough to drive a no Halloween candy here for you,” said one homeowner to me last year on Oct. 31. Well, maybe I am too old to be dressing “If you’re old

there’s

up, but like

dents will

or not, college stu-

it

be donning costumes

Halloween

is

now

quickly approach-

is

the time to crack

down on costume attire. Students were asked, “What are you planning to wear on the 31?” First-year social services student

Kim

Bolger said she will be taking

He

also plans to attend a party

this year.

treating,”

Student

“I’m too old for said Rawana.

Dean

Mills plans to dress

mechanical dent

said

would

not

They

room. about which for no

would love to, but no one would give me “I

Mills

Hawkrigg

up as a witch and her son will be a

enthusiastic

home-

student

Ginny

is

a crystal from

upcoming

General business student Ray has

College’s

tume plans for Halloween this year. “I’m going as No. 2 from Slipknot,” said Rawana.

dence and will

The

as

be

crashed from their ceiUng

resi-

Rawana

possible and plans

treat-or-treating.

on going

my mom

crazy for about two

its

The

After a long night of begging for free stuff,

we’d lug our stuffed

know how much candy you can fit in a pillow case?!) home for inspection. You had to watch those sneaky

pillow cases (do you

parents.

At our house, inspection

my

unappreciated mother.

finding razor blades in

really impor-

wow my bosom friends my amazingly inventive

And I remember

feeling so sick

every day for about a week after

meant

favourite snacks

some of

the bigger treats.

The

sick and twisted individu-

who

attempted to ruin our

don’t to

be .scrambled.

were a veritable breeding ground for dangerous things. And then there were the neigh-

have any head over to

in

annual

Kitchener

Halloween

$5 with a $100

prize for best costume.

Spoke can now be read online!

My .street.

music teacher lived on our She used to make us sing for

first

know who you thwarted

at

who

you - were always

apples

sugar high with are

our house. Apples

spent a great deal of

ourcandy, but

bours

ty

time making

it was u.sually a pretgood haul so we didn’t mind so much. It was candy after all! Then there was the older gentleman who lived two doors down.

the kids.

has become a monster in my memory. I remember standing on

where anything in particular had come from (except those pennies).

He

night will feature a live band

tickets are

and

als

Bash on Saturday. and

first

house.

Halloween. Boy, do I remember that. 'When faced with what seems to be an unlimited supply of candy, small brains can easily

in Kitchener.

ninth

was the

that

was which product, designed and constructed by my

I

final

The Lancaster bar has

visit.

dad picked out his and disappeared with them into the night. But there were safety concents too. When r was a kid, the big threat revolved around stories of kids

costume on the planet,

with

who may want

to the fateful

tant to

the door.

attending

Halloween is upon us and I find myself reminiscing about longpassed nights of candy collection. Here’s what I remember: driv-

garbage bag and crepe

home

an interest-

activities, the castle is

last trip to that particular

remember 4t being

“I got the idea

there to enjoy the

or investigate paranormal

remember

By Julianna Karr

coscaveman tume from a

two weeks ago from a show on TV” he said. Stangel will not go treat-or-tricking buf plans to distribute candy from

Whether you’re

museum

Memories of a stomach ache

best

a

case.

ing place to

reason.

evening, trying to discover the

created

the crying of a child near the stair-

?

ing

Club Abstract in Kitchener for its annual Halloween Party with prizes for best and most original costume. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at

Hawkrigg their Halloween on party Thursday. The general arts student plans to attend as many functions

first-year

The

castle

engineer student

plans

Hawkrigg lives Conestoga in

innovative cos-

idea.

Students

event.

ghost.

Stangel

the

months leading up

his

the

about

student Jay

paper.

town of London.

dress

a surprise, she

green

His plans

Second-year

it is

also told the dealer

mechanical has

year either.

Bolger plans to

student hopes to

tume

he be

he

because

said.

spent considerable time on his cos-

trick-or-treating this

details

First-year

are to attend a party in his

out year.

Rawana

trick-or-

up as an Ewok. The third-year

said.

trick-or-treating this

She’ll be going as the off-air ani-

character television mated Rainbow Bright. Hawkrigg has parties to attend, so she has a second costume planned. She will not reveal any

band.

anything,”

her son

William

members of the

engineering stu-

this year.

ing and

up as

theatrical

get nine of his friends to dress the other

car,

girl

flight of stairs

College students are dressing up By Janine Toms

of

tumbling down a and dying. Since then, there have been ghostly happenings around the stairwell. Also after tours started in 1994 some people have reported hearing

has a small

information.

called, Castle Kilbride the

all

Either people want to donate them back to the casfle or they have been motivated to. Another tale from a long time ago

the offices into the structure.

There are lots of stories about what happens when the castle is not opened or being cleaned. But no one was brave enough to share any

say castle

to

being returned

artifacts are

new municipal

built

it

stories similar

administration report that original

When the township renovated the castle,

bought the

Just after the township

no exception. Castle Kilbride, 60 Snyders Rd. W. in Baden, is the most wellknown haunted house in Wilmot Township, and belongs to the Corporation of the Township of

Wilmot Township

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29, 2001

his

I’m afraid.

credit.

got home,

we

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much we

the time

couldn’t

remember

brother, eyes

We couldn’t say to our parents the homemade fudge was from Mrs.

my

holding our bags open to catch

Friendly across the

the treats...

their hard

“One

treats for

us too

shining, expectantly

porch with

bright and

homemade

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question,” he said.

did the TFiree Wise

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street,

so

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work was tossed as a

precautionary measure. I

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year I was was suddenly

giftsT’

forced to realize

What? Was this guy for real? So would seem. Uh oh. After about 10 agonizing minutes (it was prob-

too old for trick-or-treating.

I

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was most likely the moment when someone said, “My, aren’t you a little bit tall to be out here

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for the week of Get.

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Olde School dining

are not as they seem.

Luckiest day: Nov.

September 23

Libra:

Happy Birthday Scorpio!

Prices are steep, but the food

October 22

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If it feels like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders keep in mind that

T

there

coming

relief

is

do

the task at

Take hand the

coirect way.

Fine dining never came in a more elegant setting. Only at the Olde School Restaurant at Highway 2 West and

Luckiest day: Oct. 31. Scoipio: October 23

November

-

you weigh the odds of a problem at hand carefully you can come to a fair solution. Be careful on what you spend money on this week.

in the

Powerline Road in Brantford could you sit in a dimly lit room, enjoy a nice glass of wine and eat a well-portioned meal. Transformed from a schoolhouse a fine restaurant, the Olde School Restaurant has a look that

Luckiest day; Oct. 30.

into

near future.

Luckiest day: Nov. 4.

You may an

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captures

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of week. As a

feel like a bit

outc'ast this

November

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Taurus; April 20

you may be forced to do something that is a little more darresult

you

to

way.

If

From know

has a royal

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Be

June 21 prepared to advance in 21

a relationship. Whether

it

more

you’re looking for a place to dine in style

3.

Cancer: June 22

July 22

Aquarius: January 20

The winds of change are blowing in your direction. If

woman

an older

would be wise

offers

you advice

to adhere to

it.

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by pacing

fatigue

yourself.

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time.

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to

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for a place

to dine in style

and be treated like royalty, this is the place. Whether for a family meal or an unforgettable date, the Olde School Restaurant is the No. 1 choice. Just make sure you save up your money and brace yourself for the bill if you decide to order the expensive items.

But what else would you expect from a place that once served the Queen?

obsessed with

one walking through the

how

ways

they look

to

step out of

house

the

without ing

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belong fashion

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looks with difrer"

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pie but

came

same cost. So if you are looking

label battle continues

Canadian

As sad as

could save

someone’s

meal were mixed vegetables, potatoes and cranber-

Tommy Hilfiger, Columbia, Ralph Lauren, Guess. These are just a few of the many labels you see day to day as you walk through the corridors of Conestoga College. Why must we make how we look such a big part of our lives?

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of the fanciest restau-

bad but I ordered one of the least expensive items on the menu. There are some steak meals that can run up to about $20 and there is a shrimp cocktail appetizer at

it

marriage proposal. There were no problems with the service because it was quick and friendly even with my fivemember family waiting to be fed.

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trust,

commemorating visit.

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(Photo by Mike Sperling)

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rants around.

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Queen’s

have the answer you need. Luckiest day: Nov. 3.

Virgo: August 23 September 22 Expect the unexpected week. You may notice unusual

schoolhouse, the Olde School Restaurant at Highway

'a.

the walls are drawings and

pictures

each other out by sharing any problems you are having. They may

Luckiest day: Oct. 29.

events

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2 and Powerline Road

From the ceiling hang eloquent ehandeliers, giving the room a soft glow, and a pianist’s romantic tunes can be heard throughout the

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Queen

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informing customers of the prestigious event.

There is a certain path that must be followed. You can’t control fate but you can create the road to your future.

Luckiest day; Oct. 3 1

ing really tied up.

-

may be

dining in the restaurant in 1997. A chair at the table she sat at now has a plaque

On

it

like

place.

This

Luckiest day; Oct. 30. -

I

Elizabeth

about.

Luckiest day; Nov.

this

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than it appears. Don’t dwell on things you can’t do anything

mate.

queen or king.

royalty, this is the

Look at problems logicalThe solution is simpler

inti-

atmosphere, making

feel like a

and be treated

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ly.

with a friend or with someone closer things are going to be

22

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be

you

even

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If

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heart. in

to

Luckiest day: Oct. 30.

May

a classy place.

is

it

you

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your mind and moment you walk

you disagree with

Luckiest day: Nov.

-

the

think in a certain

what they’re saying don’t hesitate let them know how you feel.

ing than normal.

Gemini;

it

By Mike Sperling

will be rewarded.

the time to

If

March 21

worth

M ii

you

Yon are in store tor a busy week. You will be invited to several different gatherings. If you feel like you >tre becoming tied down don’t hesitate to take some time for yourself. Aries;

is

fc S' into work and other projects

automatically associate that person with hikers. Or to sec some-

hall-

school dressed in designer clothing and not a hair ouf of at

we tend to associate this person as a preppy or someone from an upper class. place,

Why do we do this? Does the way we look really affect who we are as a person on the inside?

Television has taught us that in order to be “cool" or “hip" you need to dress a certain way. Take Jennifer Aniston in the hit television show Friends for example. Many girls went out and had their hair styled to look like Aniston's

character Rachael, because they believed they would be more like her

il they had her hairstyle. Next lime, you are out buying '

new

clothes, lake a

think does

it

go

for the

$30

the

$80

the pair.

Tommy

exact

moment and

really matter if

same

you

pair of jeans, or Hilfigers that are as

the

cheaper


Pumpkins By Daniel Roth Fall

cookie crumbs 150 ml (2/3 cup) melted butter

an amazing season.

is

aren’t just for pie

You

can watch the leaves turn from green to brilliant shades of orange, yellow and red. The air is

50 ml (1/4 cup) sugar

Combine

ingredients

the

press onto a cookie sheet.

and

Use

a

such a wonderful ingredient to work with. Even though it can be

cookie cutter to form different shapes. You can also use aluminium tart cups and make little bowls for the filling. Bake at 180 C (350 F ) for 10-15 minutes.

found in cans in the local market throughout the year it’s always

the crust.

and

crisp

best

made

And

fresh.

much

tastes so

better.

fresh in the

the

food

Pumpkin

is

fall.

All of the following recipes enhance the fall season.

NOTE: You to

become

its

form.

don’t need to bake

only has to be heated

It

crisp

and remain

in

PUMPKIN COOKIES

PUMPKIN FLUFF This is a really fun treat to make. It’s very easy and requires few supplies. It’s recommended that it be served on crackers but it’s even better on chocolate cookie crust.

FLUFF 1

large vanilla pudding

Cinnamon to taste Nutmeg to taste Cool Whip 1 large can of pumpkin pie filling (around 750 ml or 3 cups) Prepare pudding as directed on 1

large

Mix

the package. ingredients.

the remaining

Serve with crackers

COOKIE CRUST ml

Jartine

Oreo

cup)

(1

550 ml

(2 1/4 cups) all-purpose

flour

20 ml (4 tsp) baking powder 5 ml (1/4 tsp) nutmeg 5 ml (1/4 tsp) ground cloves 5 ml (1/4 tsp) ground ginger 5 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon 125 ml (fi cup) shortening 375 ml (Ifi cups) sugar 1 egg 375 ml (Ifi cups) pumpkin (not pie filling)

125 ml (fi cup) raisins (optional) Combine flour, baking powder

and spices

a separate bowl.

in

shortening and the sugar. Add the egg, beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture alternately with the pumpkin. Put the

Toms

become the

playwright’s development of

Robert E. Lee, is a play based on the 1925 trial of John T. Scopes, a 25-year-old substi-

heated deliberations are only intensified under the grip of

who was

the

two

The

teaching his student the

Bible

conflict is

put to

rises

as

trial after

This trial gave rise to the nation-wide media frenzy in response to a public trial, giving rise to the first live radio broadcast of its kind. Following a lengthy trial tainted by a biased jury and presiding judge a guilty verdict is ultimately rendered.

is set in a

Dayton,

Tennessee courtroom where townsfolk have denounced the teacher’s promotion of Darwin’s theory. The state prosecutor and three-time presidential candidate

is

a fun-

damentalist who views the conviction of this schoolteacher as imperative if the

in the fridge

and

Lemon and orange

let it

WITCH’S

stand for about 20 minutes. This

allows the spices to flavour the

This brew will

dough. Place a spoonful of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at F) for 175 C (350

after being outside.

20 minutes. If you use butter

to grease the

cookie sheet it will turn the bottoms of the cookies very brown watch them to make sure they don’t burn. Makes 4 dozen.

spice flavour.

BREW warm you up It

has a subtle

One cup

is

slices

Pour cranberry juice and apple juice into a large kettle, place over

low

never

heat.

Stir

brown sugar and

in

Add cinnamon

enough.

Simmer

2L

(8 C) cranberry juice IL (4 C ) apple juice 50ml (1/4 cup) brown sugar, packed 2 ml (fi tsp) salt 4 cinnamon sticks 6 ml (Ifi tsp) whole cloves

strainer sticks,

30 minutes. Use a

for to

The country’s desire for justice makes the judge give leniency to the schoolteacher sentence.

remove

cloves

and

cinnamon

fruit

slices.

Serve hot.

Pour the brew into cups or mugs and bewitch your friends.

plans and states diat a man should no'^ \xi prosecuted for

never cease to exist.

his thoughts.

Stratford’s

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The play is an enduring story of religion verses expression, a controversial matter that will Inherit the

until

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morals of society are to be safe-guarded. However, the defence i^.a legal giant from the big cHy who has his own

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the

to

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a phi-

losophy expert and a theorist are not allowed to testify by the judge’s ruling of irrelevance. The defence calls the prosecutor to the stand and passages from the Bible are read to the court. The prosecutor is asked if the Bible is literal or if concept of thought is given by these examples.

,

The cookies are easy

legal councillors. Tlie

Darwinian theory of evolution, Darwin’s theory says the human race, over millions of years, evolved from the common modern ape. The state of Tennessee said these teachings were a violation of the Butler Act, which prohibits the teaching of any theory which denies the Biblical theory of Divine

/'

fall.

the scorching heat wave.

arrested

The play

for the

role strengthen the c

The Wind, written in 1955 by Jerome Lawrence and

for

cookies are a wonderful treat

stage presence and ability to

Inherit

tute teacher

Homemade pumpkin fun to eat.

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Halloween tops By Marc Hulet

set in this pivotal scene.

the eerie music

Halloween is all about candy, costumes atul frights. If you're one of those people who to snuggle up to that someone, then run out and a copy of John Carpenter's

rent

Halloween.

Halloween originally hit theatres 1978 but it remains one of those rare movies from that time that can still make you wet your pants. in

The

movie

Haddonfield,

takes

and

111.

place

in

with a

starts

flashback to 1963.

What makes lous

Myers murders

on Halloween

his sister

this

scene so fabu-

the fact that the

is

Myers - we never

as

boy

the

night.

camera

acts

actually see

until the final shot

of the

scene.

This technique makes viewers feel almost as if they were the

At one point Myers puts on a Halloween mask and the screen killer.

blacks out except for two small eyeholes through which we see the

murder of Myers’ sister. The entire mood of the movie

and

1978.

he

tracks

Myers back

expressions or overly exaggerated actions — often seen in horror

movies. Curtis,

a to

her the

movie

first

murderous obsession. He murders Strode’s friends and then turns the knife on her only to be thwarted by Dr. Loomis.

The movie

thrilling

will leave

the

your heart pound-

prevent

to

herself

little

movies inspired by Halloween -

that like

from

Friday

are

done off

Oct. 19, stars

Cars a

in

This

Bev

is

it

is

nancy.

a typical teenager; fairly

Only being 15-years-old Bev

terrified

news.

What

How

to

tell

her parents the

are they going to react?

will her father think?

This part of the movie takes place in a middle class neighbourhood in the late

1960s.

those days for

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cially for a horror

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was common

women who

in

got preg-

be a writer and move to

Her dreams

New York.

are cut short

when

her father, played by James Woods, suggests that marriage is the best

answer.

He

disappointed and almost embarrassed by his daughter

is

and makes a point of saying so

Questions

Are you able

her wedding.

at

Barrymore does a great job pora misguided teenager, probably because she was once one herself. However, it was a littraying

hard to believe her as the 15year-old Bev because she is just a little too old to fit the part. As the tle

story progresses she

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ultimate decision in parenting. If she forces her husband to leave

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Both Pleasence and Curtis give

band

smart, not overly popular, and likes

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windows have Myers

fogged up.

solid acting performances

is

it gets, probably based on a true story.

have a good time. Unfortunately her life is put on hold when her love of boys results in an unplanned preg-

movie a her car only

the

in

girl gets into

appears from the backseat and we watch him murder her from outside the car through the foggy windows.

in their lives.

to

Myers

to

as real as

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because

movie

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The movie, released Drew Barrymore as

work a day

At one point teenage

inexplicably

romance, no multimillion-dollar house where the characters never to

see Michael

to notice that the

Beverly Donofrio, a woman who stops at nothing to achieve her goals. There is no Romeo and Juliet

seem

we

camera, in the dark or with mini-

Put away the cliche stereotypes of a traditional Hollywood story; Riding in Cars with Boys doesn’t that script.

that

mal blood and guts. Carpenter even kept Myers’ creepy appearance under wraps throughout the movie. Viewers

Bv Tannis WaHp

fit

movie

in his entirety.

to frighten viewers.

catch partial glimpses of the killer’s creepy mask but it isn’t until around the one-hour mark of the

were

Barrymore’s Riding

and Nightmare on Elm on pacing,

this film relies

Most murder scenes

gore.

the

-

music and acting

becoming Myers’ latest victim. One of the most amazing things about this movie is that there is very

13th

Street

ing as Strode attempts to protect the children she’s babysitting while trying

first

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scene of the

last

performance despite

becomes very resourceful and strong when faced with danger. Curtis makes the switch seamlessly

-

role

led to

horror roles, also gave

plays a very soft-spoken

of Myers’

subject

solid

being her

Unsuspecting bookworm Laurie Strode - played by Jamie Lee in

whose performance

many more

Haddonfield.

becomes

1995,

in

in this role. He used his voice and tone to convey his characters feelings rather than contorted facial

His childhood psychiatrist Dr. Loomis - played by Donald Pleasence - witnesses the escape

Unlike

is

pacing viewers are

Michael Myers, now 21, escapes Grove- Warren County Sanitarium.

Curtis,

In this well-crafted scene a six-

year-old Michael

-

present

died

gave an exeellenl performance. His background in theatre was helpful

- and

on the edge of their scats. The movie then switches to the

excuse

special

excellent

who

Pleasence,

direc-

left

loves to be scared or you're looking for an

Between

- done by

tor/co-writer John Carpenter the

of horror films

list

I


Finger Eleven rocks crowd at Lyric By

f

time to thank the fans

Tori Sutton

After my fifth time seeing Finger Eleven, I left with a smile on my face and ringing in my ears.

The band, which

from

hails

Burlington, played a long set to a

crowd of sweaty fans

large

at the

Lyric in Kitchener Oct. 13.

The show was the band's

the final stop on

Big Noise Tour

that

Canada over

traveled across

the

summer.

Anderson belted band’s latest single Bones

Vocalist Scott f

I

i

k

out the

and Joints, as well as many other popular songs off their latest release The Greyest of Blue Skies.

“Finger Eleven’s

heavy rock sound appeals to fans of many different music genres.” Songs from their first album Tip were sprinkled throughout the set. However, there were no songs from the era when the band was known as the Rainbow Butt Monkeys. Guitarist James Black pleased the crowd with his energetic jumps and quirky faces while playing every song flawlessly. Anderson ensured there was crowd participation by taking the .

at the Lyric.

Anderson said the band enjoys playing shows close to home and the Lyric was a great note to end

Although the fog and lights were a little overbearing throughout the set, the haze added a spooky effect. At one moment you would not be able to see the band, the next moment they would be pounding out another emotionally charged song. Finger Eleven’s heavy rock sound appeals to fans of many different music genres, from Top 40 to the nu-metal crowd.

The band has a large fan base in Canada, and has been receiving more and more attention in the

crowd of 18,000 fans with a two-encore performance at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton on sold-out

Oct. 13.

The band’s 2001 Elevation Tour has brought them to local venues twice this year. Last May’s concerts at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre were also sold out. Their trip to Hamilton was part of U2’s first

flags

waved

in the stands, as did

banners and signs with peaceful slogans and tributes to the victims of the Sept.

attacks

11

in

the

The lead

singer had a promising

voice, but the

band did not appeal

crowd. However, Slurpymundae, also of

to the

Burlington, got quite a reaction.

The band’s mix of rock

said relatively attacks

political little

on the U.S.,

Bono

about the letting trib-

utes speak for themselves.

guitar riffs and lead singer

highlight for one

member came from his own advertising. Bono took from audience

him

a

sign

reading

fortu-

I

found there to be somewhat of

advertise,

$20 admission Not only did

Bono helped him

I get to see Einger Eleven again, I was introduced to a new band with a great deal of

talent.

and James Black’s journal on the band’s official Web site: www.fin-

Finger Eleven played a great

gereleven.com.

Oct.

U2

mal, the music fantastic.

wow

it

In the

__

crowd.

The band played

a

wide mix

I

always get things ffnlshed on time.

2.

I

hardly ever put things off to the last minute.

3.

I

look over my notes

4.

I

review the notes from the last class before the next lecture.

5.

I

have a

fairly

6.

I

have a

meAod for remembering material for exams.

$.

I

9.

I

1 1 1

done.

known

its

for the

evening’s headliner. U2 ended the night with Walk

On

newest album. All That You Can’t Leave Behind. “Be safe and look after each other,”

Bono

its

said, as

them after class.

quiet place to study.

how to research and write an essay. know exactly how to document references in an essay. read the conclusion and summary of chapters first.

1

very sure of

can

highlight only what’s important in

can think clearly on exams. Before begin to write an exam,

a textbook.

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I

I

scan

it

to develop

a plan of attack.

may wish to access

he

skills

assistance.

best-

some new Manson gave an

worked up the audience

a song from

2.

edit

you have marked “F” to a majority of the questions, you

study all

with

tunes,

tracks thrown in.

If

.

and

Shirley

singer

Scottish-born

set his

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skill

areas:

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m

“Me+

stand.

The last image of the the American flag sewn coat,

you would

like to receive assistance,

night was

If

inside his

Student Services,

hanging on an empty stage.

on

(Internet photo)

1.

10.

from all of its albums, focusing on each one’s best-loved songs. After almost two hours, U2 was

The incredibly strong opening was Garbage, fronted by

at the Lyric in Kitchener

space provided.

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has

doesn’t need a lot of flash

its

show

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were mini-

special effects

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forget.

to

not touring cur-

is

be in the studio soon to record their new album. You can check out band news

out

Curtis to chords with the Mayfield’s song People Get Ready. The young musician from the audience finished by singing the last verse of the song. It was a moment no one there will ever

proven

pi ice.

at

young musician onto the stage and set him up with a guitar. After telling him it pays to

the

Despite a few small problems, was well worth the

Einger Eleven

a hair metal influence to their music, without sounding cheesy.

to

black leather jacket on the mic

the second encore.

The absolute

to the rest

was

was unfair

rently, but will

was per-

Kelly’s melodic voice

this

felt

Sean

fect.

-

The names of the victims from the downed flights scrolled across a screen behind the band during

I

younger people who spent money to see the band just like everyone

roll

‘n’

energetic performance that really

singing.

empty compared

of the club. Although

the concert

Manson. The band played

it,

rather

energy.

disappoint.

The famously

one point they expanded the area, giving the older people more space to stand against the main rail to see the band. This seemed unnecessary, as the area was

else.

act

self in

outside the blocked off area. At

Eamiliars the seemed. to lack stage presence and

from U2’s lead man Bono, and he did not At one point, the singer grabbed an American flag from someone in the front row and wrapped him-

very hard to find standing space

Unfortunately,

United States. Fans wanted recognition of these tributes

19-years-old and over to drink. It seems they did not consider how many underage people would be attending the show because it was

1

The

clapped as the foursome from the stage. Dublin took to Canadian, American and Irish

Being an all-ages show, the Lyric roped off an area for those

Opening bands the Familiars and Slurpymundae got the crowd Eleven. for Finger ready

arena tour in 10 years.

The audience screamed and

the actual layout

nate enough to stand in that area,

lead singer then pulled the aspiring

a

was

States.

Guitar=People Get Ready”. The

U2 charmed

rock stars

Irish

the concert

of the club.

the tour on.

U2 elevates crowd Copps Coliseum By Julianna Kerr

This unsigned band definitely deserves more attention. The most disappointing part of

Room 2B02.

you can book an appointment

in


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— SPOKE, Oct. 29, 2001

Sports

Referee dreams of By Mike Metzger

is

most

For

people

growing up, going to NHL games and meeting euntnt and future Hockey Hall of Fame members was a dream, but for Mike McCreary, it was life. The first-year general business student at Conestoga College

son of

NHL referee

Bill

is

the

McCreary.

He

has been a referee himself for four years, refereeing part time in the OHL. full time in the and

OHA

time

minor hockey. McCreary hopes to someday make part

it

to the

“You get to be on TV, the pay good and you get to travel.” McCreary grew up wanting to be a

said.

for

NHL like his

father.

“I like the lifestyle,”

player in the

Men’s

but didn't have

managed

to impress people. “Usually peo-

develop

ple

through

the

the skill necessaiy to succeed at that

league but

I

level

stepped

right

“Once I knew I wasn’t going anywhere as a player, I wanted to stay in the game,” he said. McCreary decided to follow in

father

his

ees in the

father’s

footsteps and start a

career in refereeing.

It

didn’t take

him long to make the OHL; in fact he was still a teenager. Most OHL referees are 22 to 35 years old, so

there

McCreary

NHL,

was a

lot

of jealousy from the

other referees, but

golf

McCreary

still

NHL

in,”

just

McCreary

said.

Having

a

who refer-

NHL McCreary

also helped a lot

bigger challenge than he expected.

offered

“Learning all the rules was hard and the pressure from the coaches

McCreary.

and the players was tough with at first,” he said. you’re a

the

Conestoga’s men’s golf team the

into action placing fourth at

Ontario

College’s

Athletic

Association

Condors teed off for round one After playing

the first 18 holes, Conestoga had a team score of 320. But they weren’t so lucky at the final round on Oct. 4, when they added seven strokes to their team

Championship (provincials) hosted by Canadore College in North Bay Oct. 2 to 4. The championship was held at Osprey Links Golf Club in

The team finished with a of 647 on 36 holes. If the Condors could have shaved off 9

Callander.

strokes, they

The

golfers teed off for a fun

practise

round on Oct.

feel for the course,

the

2, to get

knowing

a

that

next two days were for the

championship.

On

the

Oct. 3, the nerves were

morning of jumping as

Cup

Conestoga. “Because of the risk of injury or an early retirement. I’ll need some-

According to McCreary, going from a player to a referee was a

management position in Having a father in

thing to

NHL.”

the

NHL

won

Dallas

score.

total

would have finished

in third place.

The Condors Tyler Smith had the best and most consistent game

holes, just

in the third overtime.

“If is.

I

become half the man he know I’m a big success,”

ever

I’ll

McCreary

said.

Nickelback

two strokes over the 4th

place winner.

Dave Erdman wasn’t far off Smith, scoring 159, placing him 14th out of the 60 individual men competitors at the tournament. First place for the men’s team

Humber College with a score of 610. Jon Hackett of event went to

Humber

also placed first in the

men’s individual event scoring 141. First place for the women’s team went to Georgian College with a score of 349 on 18 holes. Georgians Katie Ferguson brought

scoring 5-over par on both days. In the men’s individuals Smith came

home the

in fifth place scoring

vidual event.

154 on 36

gold in the women’s indi-

record to its chorus. IKA Hke you to say sorry/I was waiting on different stoiy/Ihis time I’m mistaken/for hmdto* you

“1T$

lliey

all

make me

waijn aad fuzzy inside. The \'ancouvcr hand Nickelback delivers tlie musical food I need with their third feel

a heart worth breakiog,”

effort

Kroeger said the song was about “that time in a marriage when your partner constantly points out all your faults,” “Never made it as a wise

Silver

refreshingly,

Swinging for the fences

The

Side

Lead

Up,

and,

about time.

it’s

music

industry seems slump, as far as I’m concerned, of pop- vocal con-

mired

in a

structed

blind man/Sick and silent without

rap-rock

a sense or feel-

savvy

Don’t think that this

mg.’

yellers,

album

Collective Soul

and

Headstones have

of

their greatest hits

the

past

decade, but some-

new

thing

nice to

that

ple rock music.

Not

say

to

music on

as

is,

tu-e

and

of catchy pop

traces leaking into the lyrics

and But for the most part, your money, this is a large,

on Oct. 19 as the Conestoga bench watches. Conestoga game of the tournament after losing to Seneca 14-5 in its first game. The Condors were eliminated from the double knockout tournament after losing their first two games. A series of fielding errors in both games took away any chance the Condors had of winning, (Photo by Paul Kostal)

baS

But

don’t

album ply

sim-

is

about This

a rock album, and unlike the

1

said before, refteshing. Other

a sometimes

putpose

and

last album The State. Songs Old Enough, while catchy and

before

it.

is

at life

relation-

potential

lu

t

of the album warns

listeners of this.

It

is

a

picture of a weathered eye crying a single tear ot what kxiks like merury.

It

is

a star k image,

lor the tyix;

The Up.

first

and

fitting

of songs inside.

How You Remind Me,

were

tuid

light

which

album share the You Remind Me. Gone atid Never

liand has a sense of has giown since their like

fun.

and shallow compaied on Silver Side Up.

to the lyrics

So. like me.

tening

to

if

you're tired of lis-

Britney

Spears or N'Sync. Nickelback will be a wel-

come

single off Silver Side

is

pop

music that has inundated the airwaves, there is a sense of maturity permeating the lyrics that is. as

State

The cover varsity playoffs at North Bay lost to Canadore 9-5 in its second

“um ground,

meaty rock album. The third album from the foursome, Silver Side Up. like The

ships.

women's

with guitars

songs on the theme of How Good Times Again show the

somber look

puts a pitch into play during the

strong

listener.

compelling,

traces

strung

is

together

depressing the

guitai' riffs.

and for

said,

I

the

quite

are

the song, which

is

refreshing.

base iuid simplistic, the lyrics there

the lyrics and

is

this disc is

actually

be

to

able to relate to

think that this

hear sim-

finally

This

a sense of maturity permeating the lyrics

needed. it’s

seems

the airwaves, there

in the

rock industry was

And

Everyone

simply

a rock album, and unlike the pop music that has inundated listener.

recently released

from

is

about depressing the

the

collections

Chad

singer/guitarist

raan/CouIdn’t cut as a poor man Stealing/Tired of living like a

and boybands,

starlets

and media

in

Stanley

having the success that his father has had in his 17 years in the league.

to

A Canadore Panther

the

McCreary hopes to make the NHL after he is done school. He dreams ol'

fall

the

players

between Buffalo and Dallas Buffalo.

at

back on,” he said. “A business degree can help me find a

“He helped

favourite

Bobby Orr. His most memorable game he got to go to was game 6 of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals

a call

advancing as quickly as he has. get people and scouts to see me,” he said. in

great experiences for

His

team places

of the tournament.

swung

to deal

one team likes you and the other team hates you.” Although McCreary has a good chance of making the NHL, he still values his education

many

who he has got to meet include Wayne Gretzky, Tony Twist and

“When

when you make

ref,

fourth at provincials By Vanessa Laye

career

return to the power rock that has been sadly missing from mod-

em

music.


SPOKE,

Sports

Men’s soccer ends season Condors By Vanessa Laye

were there

With a sea of mud covering Fanshawe’s soccer field, the Condors and Falcons men’s soccer teams got down and dirty at

game Oct. 17. The Fahshawe Falcons won 6-1. their

was a dangerous situation,” said Geoff Johnstone, coach of the Condors, who added the game should have been cancelled due to “It

the field’s condition. Apparently

Fanshawe turned on two hours before the game. But the mud wasn’t Conestoga’s someone

at

the field’s

sprinklers

only problem; their lack of playOut of ers hit an all-time low. their original

21 players, only 11

Women The women’s

varsity its

best

soccer

games

of the season Oct. 13. The Condors took on the

St.

Clair College Saints and defeated

them by a score of

to

start

game.

injuring his knee. Johnstone said

might have ligament damage and is the third player this season to got out with a knee

Leskien

and the league.” Conestoga lost two more players during the second half of the game. Half back Bias Tsatsas was ejected from the game after being given a red card from the officials for swearing. Then, the 10 players on the field turned into nine when rookie Colin Leskien went to turn and caught his cleat in the mud.

Top- scorer for the game was Erika Swarbrick who had a hat trick. Other scorers included

is

record

the worst

ball stopping in the

mud

there

to carry the ball

is

up the

so your only other option is boot the ball into the air and run towards it in hopes of getting

in

to

the last 20

to

years.”

it first.

game went to Johnstone said played the hardest and got the The player of

Geoff Johnstone, coach

Leskien

the

who

dirtiest.

Conestoga’s

Djokovic

Bojan

came through and scored the last goal of the game to make the score 6-1. The Condors tried to play their

game of

controlled

passing on the ground, but the conditions of the field wouldn’t

The Condors were also defeated on the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14 by St. Clair College of Windsor 42 and Lambton College of Sarnia 1-0. Johnstone said the Condors dominated both teams and could have beaten them, but the lack of

season

of

fortunate,

4-0

losing

players

is

the underlying issue.

The Condors have scored in all their games except against Lambton. “We kept hitting the crossbars and posts,” he said. Conestoga’s Shawn Doterman and Borris Kubara scored in the St. Clair game. Johnstone said the Condors ended their season with a 3 and 8 record. “This is the worst record in

20 years,” he said, adding on a positive note the team has a lot the last

of dedicated first-year players.

Now that the season is over Johnstone will start focusing on indoor soccer. He plans to build this year’s indoor team mostly from son

first-year players.

starts

Nov.

The

sea-

1

Sure shot

against

Lambton College.

“The whole team

Kathleen Lindenfield, Jennifer Goncalves, Shannon Vanderkruk and Andrea Kukovica who each

played their best

game

ever.”

scored a goal.

was not

it. “In these conditions you have to change your game to kick and run,” said Johnstone. With the

field,

“This

game

Oct. 14 the team

a slump

in

allow

no chance

injury.

obligation to the sport, the team

On

7-2,

the

— Page 19

conditions and a lack of regular players

Johnstone said the players who came had fun, but expressed his disappointment at those who didn’t show because they wouldn’t have the chance to go to provincial. “It’s cowardly not to show up because you can’t make playoffs,” he said, adding, “You still have an

play best

By Mike Sperling

team played one of

muddy

fight with

Oct. 29, 2001

Rebecca

as

Miller,

coach

Passionate play

Coach Rebecca Miller

said she

with the two games. “As a whole, everyone played well,” she said. “The whole team played their best game ever.” Miller said the women communicated well on the field and played like a team instead of indiis satisfied

viduals.

The team played again on Oct. 16 against Fanshawe College but lost the

game

9-1 to finish off reg-

ular season play with a record of

2-8

Janet Amorim, a second-year nursing student, receives a flu vaccination from Lyndsay Strathren, a registered nurse at Homewood Health Centre Oct. 1 8. Flu shots will be available (Photo by Reni Nicholson) at the college Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.

.

Condors’ defender Jennifer Santos (right) tries to block a cross from an unidentified Fanshawe player at the game in

London,

Ont

Oct. 16.

Fanshawe won

9-1 (Photo by Vanessa Laye)

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