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33rd Year

Way

United

— No. 68

Lending a helping hand

campaign ends short of goal By Julianna Kerr Conestoga College has wrapped up another year of fund-raising for United Way. The community at Boon came up a little short of its goal of $35,000, raising almost

$34,500, but

wasn’t for lack of

it

trying.

Alumni services officer Monica Himmelman co-ordinatcampaign on camof wishing she could write a cheque to make up ed

this year’s

pus.

In

spite

Himmelman

the difference,

is

happy with the way things have gone. “I

think we’ve

^awesome this year.

had

participation

feels to

as if a lot of people have maybe been little

more aware.”

We

called us back, so

sent his

said.

When on that worker

she phoned to follow up particular volunteer, a co-

said he was away on sick That was the last week of the campaign. The co-worker hung up, promising to locate the canvassing package and call Himmelman leave.

back.

“When he called me back, he volunteered to take over,” she said. “People are like that — people are good.” Himmelman said one of the best things about the campaign was off the ground.

it

“Once it got going,” she said, “it was a lot of fun. All the little events we had were great.” Himmelman and her team of volunteers served a

Cookbooks

with

was

ticipation this year,” she said. “It

me as if a lot of people have maybe been a little more

Everybody was willing little bit extra. That was

feels to

said.

United Way campaigns rely heavily on the generous help of

pretty “I

said she

worked with the group she did. It has been a good experience for everybody fortunate to have

to

do

that

great,” she

“And raising the money was good too!” she added.

aware.”

Himmelman

guess

really the

was how

best thing

everybody involved pulled together to

involved.

“The most important thing have a group of people

who

is to

make

will

it

work.

of getting the pledge cards and the

Everybody was willing to do that little bit extra. That was

information out to people, getting

great.”

help you. if

It isn’t

nearly as effective

only one person does

it.

The can-

vassers have been terrific in terms

the cards back and just interact-

said the

The

fright), k- Srel'year" Lori .MacMillan in gefiSfig out erf students are participating in a class exercise called

ambulation, which involves proper handling of the handifPtioKrJByO^S Langlois)

more peo-

out, the better the

Governors names new chairman

Board

Monica Himmelman

Himmelman

would absolutely co-ordinate the camshe

said

“We

already have

of

By Michelle Timmerman

between the board and administration and helping represent the col-

Conestoga College’s Board of Governors has named their new chairman of tfie board. Dennis Watson, vice-president of manager general and Kitchener’s CKCO-TV, was nomi-

lege to students, faculty, support

nated for the position during the board’s monthly meeting held in the Guild

22

room

at the college, Oct.

staff,

the

community and

all levels

of the government.

“Being chairman of the board

means a chance to give something back to the community and the college system, both of which have been very good to me and my family,”

said Watson.

When

.

asked what he would like improve at the college

am honoured and L must admit am a little bit nervous about liv-

to

ing up to everyone’s expectations,”

is

said Watson.

and after being on the job for only a few days, it’s hard to say what I as an individual can do. John

“I

I

ing,” she said.

Himmelman ple who help

Mayer

dassn^B

proceeds

all

going to United Way. “I guess really the best thing

is

.Kate

Millennium

Conestoga

sold

how everybody involved pulled make it work. to together

we’ve had awesome par-

volunteers.

mmm

lasagna lunch in the cafeteria and

Monica Himmelman, Alumni services officer “I think

E

package out to him,” Himmelman

actually getting It

me a

“We had one situation where we didn’t know a canvasser was off sick. He had never however.

who

completed his first of a three-year term with the board, will be chairman for the 2001/02 school year, but hopes to Watson,

just

see

Watson

said,

“Conestoga College

the best college in the system

Tibbits

is

a

man

of incredible

chance of success because peobehind the cause. ple are However, people need to be

paign again.

treated well to offer their sup-

would do it again. Plus, I’ve had two other people volunteer for

Board members are allowed to sit on the board for a total of two,

endorsed his plans to make Conestoga a polytechnical institute. It is my hope that I will be

next year.”

three-year terms.

able to help

job of the board to make sure that the college is meeting the need of the communities it serves,”

during

he said.

George and Ron Schwartz as the board’s vice-chairs and Kevin Mullan as secretary-treasurer.

port.

“So

that’s the next

tant thing,” she said.

make

most impor“You have to

sure you thank people for

donating their time and not just their money. Then you’ve got to

make

And

was fun.” Not everything went smoothly it

fun.

it

great said.

ideas

“My

for next

volunteers

year,” all

The letdown following a

project

Himmleman

is

she

said they

the end of

unavoidable.

around

it by making notes for next year’s campaign. “You just keep hoping you meet your goal,” she said.

gets

stand

for

re-election

next year.

“It is the

Responsibilities include assisting

with the communication process

vision and energy, the board has

him towards

this goal

my

term as the chair.” Other nominations approved at meeting included Martha the


— SPOKE, Nov.

Page 2

5,

2001

News

Hawkrigg new addition

CSI family

to

By Janine Toms

that arc being held.

Ginny Hawkrigg has filled an empty chair in the CSI office. Hawkrigg, a second-year general

was interviewed along with other interested candidates for arts student,

She is enthused about her job and feels she has a lot to offer by being so approachable.

have no

“I

problem with someone coming to my door and .saying ‘listen have 1

this idea...’”

the vice-president of student activities position. “I

was

in shock.

n’t think I’d get in at all,”

The CSI

who wish

I

“I

comprised of students

is

to represent the other stu-

“The CSI is the voice of Hawkiigg.

dents.

have no problem with someone coming to my door and saying ‘listen have

did-

she said.

the

I

students,” said

this idea...’”

She has been involved with the school

for

including year’s

number of

a

as

a

years,

Ginny Hawkrigg,

volunteer at this

VP of student activities

week of welcome and

as

pub

staff last year.

Her position covers

social events,

awareness weeks, bar

and Working in tune with the president and vicepresident, combing efforts with the trips

activities in the sanctuary.

vision of the CSI.

Hawkrigg

Ginny Hawkrigg, a second-year general

new

arts student, is the

vice-president of student activities

for the CSI.

(Photo by Janine Toms)

lives in residence

and

plans to incorporate students there as closely as possible into events

Students can look forward to the of their favourite events,

return

including the return of personali-

Sex with Sue Johanson in February and comedian Rick Bronson in January. ties like

Students are encouraged to drop by the CSI with questions, concerns, and ideas or to simply welcome Hawkrigg, to the CSI team.

With prominence Guelph campus project car comes iess time drives towards success By Shannon McBride

to enjoy yourself

improved onds.

A project car built by automotive

It is

to a

now

time of 13.667 secracing at 165 kilo-

metres per hour.

students at Conestoga’s Guelph campus has made it to the races. About 10 months ago, Jim

we

Palmer, an automotive technician

Hood, automotive program co-

decided to invest about $1,500 in a 1988 Ford Mustang. It

ordinator.

now

is to

was a

the car’s racing time

little

Instead, he paid the price for his

good clips Ibr the show called Conestoga This- Week,” she said. Although the clips were edited, it was obvious Olinski had been drinking and Wolfe mentioned that he had two bears in hand dur-

prominence and willingness

ing the interview.

intentions to race the car

By Banja Gfibota

wasn’t taking a journalistic approach. I was there just to get “I

The president of Conestoga Students Ine. wanted to blend crowd and for one night just a student who was having fun on Oktoberfest, into the

become

to

help others.

almost 50 hours on organizing the event and ensuring everything

away, but

I

like

I

Jon Olinski

at the

a

mood

light

Wolfe,

a

when

third-year

broadcasting student, spotted him,

guess a

lot of

free

Jon Olinski,

CSI president

in

completed much more quickly,” Palmer said.

Hood said the costs for parts have been equal to costs for the regular

work on to

much

The Mustang went for

the

it.

be a two-year interest it

to race in St.

time

curriculum. In addition,

many

stu-

it. Hood said. Gino’s Transmissions donated the cost of the valve body in

college radio

Mustang'

the

station

the next

August.

It

to

St.

first

Thomas

it

had

transmission

and

One-Hour

Work on the car has fulfilled part of several course curriculums and more than automotive students have benefited. The welding programs at Guelph were able to help with parts assembly and the graphic design students at Doon created graphics ideas for the car.

Hood

said

one of the

benefits of the project to use

it

to

is

greatest

being able

promote the automotive

program. “This program doesn’t have a ished product,”

Hood

said.

fin-

“We

makes it diffion VIP days to show off the program, he said. He hopes to use

just fix things.” This cult

Mustang as a The project car

the

selling point. is strictly

formance racing because gal to drive on the road.

for per-

it

is ille-

It

has no

exhaust system, a 351 -cubic-inch

(891.54 cubic centimetre) engine

and 350 horsepower.

morning.

However, the incident didn’t change his opinion about reporters. “1

could’ve walked away, but

didn’t because

he

ple,”

1

like helping

said.

“You

(reporters) are just doing

guess

1

I

peo-

guys

your job.

can’t expect privacy,”

some might change

Some may come 1

was

“It

is

to the conclu-

totally drunk. If

you are a president or an execupeople expect to you hold

tive,

higher standards,”

she was working on.

affect

privacy but needed a good clip

it

mile (0.4 kilometres) in 14.4 sec-

about the event for a broadcast

to invade his

kind of a your blood.”

said. “It’s

get

onds. In October, Palmer took the

But he was not worried that the would ruin his reputation. “This isn’t something I do every day or every week and it doesn’t

She didn’t want

You

view from Oktol^irfest on the

sion that

time too.”

Palmer

disease.

pointed after he heard his inter-

bit disap-

working

need some

fast,”

ect because they got excited about

little

tough because people within the college recognized the name.

I

“There’s no such thing as too

completed the quarter-

Olinski was a

their opinion about him.

but

improve by little.

dents have donated parts to the proj-

Olinski said

the time,

objective

again,” said SttfSit

in

people think I’m all

the

The

it

was was

Thomas

I

“I

when

will race

He said this type of project is never really completed when you can be constantly improving it and competing with it.

was supposed

project, but so

helping people.”

be

by automotive students at Guelph campus. Palmer also had

“It

didn’t

to

rebuilt

generated in the project that

because

was going to run smoothly, he was ready to join about 1,200 to 1,300 people who were partying Queen’s Mount Arena. “I guess a lot of people think I’m working all the time, but I need some free time too,” he said. “This event was one I really wanted to enjoy. All my friends were there and 1 wanted to forget about Conestoga College for a couple of hours.” Olinski had a few drinks and he

could’ve walked

“I

meant

shell of a car

students completed

After Jon Olinski worked for

was in Rebecca

instructor,

“Every month or two the students do some modification and then

will

Signs donated the graphics.

incident

my

work,” he said.

Stuart Hood, automotive car.

The

vehicle

was

program co-ordinator, presents his program’s 1988 Ford Mustang project by automotive students and now races in St. Thomas.

rebuilt

(Photo by Shannon McBride)


SPOKE, Nov.

— Page 3

2001

News Lab assists disabled students By Laurie Vandenhoff All

5,

scanned into the computer and have the material read back to

around Conestoga College

them.

classrooms are lined with comput-

many

In addition to the

software

and filled with students who tap away on keyboards. While these

programs, the lab also offers a

classrooms are

are beneficial because they can be

ers

same, there

from the

As

one

is

number of hardware

generally the

all

that is different

removed from

rest.

classroom

of

part

Learning

the

The

Opportunities Project, the special

devices.

the lab

These

and used

lab

AlphaSmart, a

offers

small keyboard device for students

needs office was able to create a

who

computer lab

They can type information on

to assist students with

Funding for the lab was initiated by Owen Lackenbaur, the man the lab is named after, and from there the special needs office disabilities.

provided additional

money

to get

in a

setting.

have difficulty taking notes.

keyboard, bring

it

and have

notes

into a

their

palm

running.

the

to the lab

transcribed

word processing program.

Also available

it

back

students

to

organizers,

pilots,

are

reading

pens and watches. The watches are

Funding

from

-Learning

especially useful for students with

Opportunities Project enables the

ADD. An alarm can be set to remind the student they must pay

the

college to offer an array of comput-

programs

er

and

specialized

attention.

devices in the lab to assist students

who have classroom

The

The funding from

Opportunities Project also provides

Opportunities

assistance in the lab in the form of peer tutors and adaptive technology assistants. Peer tutors are used to

setting.

Learning

is a four-year program creby the Ministry of Education

Project ated

to help students

with learning dis-

However, through its fundall special needs students can

orders. ing,

share in

its

rewards.

It is

located on

B wing, next needs office. Students with special needs, including students with learning disabilities, must register with the special needs office before gaining the

main floor of the

to the special

access to the lab.

If a

student

believes they have a learning disor-

By Sarah McGoldrick

der, they

can book an appointment

with a counsellor in the student

The

most popular programs the lab are Dragon Dictate, Inspiration and Kurzweil

ment process.

The

lab introduces students to programs that can help them in

classroom learning.

neous (skin exposure).

Since the recent discovery of anthrax in the United States and

Canada, more peo-

used to treat infections such as those of the intestinal tract and for the treatpill

form,

it is

traditionally

three

ment of HIV. Both the U.S. and Canadian governments have begun to stockpile Cipro in case it is needed on a larg-

anthrax exposure and until recently

er scale.

was almost unheard of

However, there are many people who have turned to Cipro without having been exposed to anthrax.

ple are anxious to learn about the antibiotic Cipro.

Cipro or ciprofloxacin, is one of approved treatments for

is

are used for

three

designed for students

tool,

who

3000.

words. It also contains a number of outlines for essays and presentations to create flow and organi-

Dragon Dictate

is

speech recog-

pictures

in

rather

then

nition software that allows students

zation.

simply speak into the computer and have it entered as text. Inspiration is an organizational

Kurzweil 3000 is a scan and read program. Students can bring in their textbook or notes, have them

to

prescribed for those

who

have inhalation anthrax, not coeta-

Human

The lab is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is starting to open Saturdays and every third Sunday. time

accessible any

basically

is

says Paul an adaptive technology

need

they

Dietrich,

it,”

assistant.

aDOioaizes

^©Student for

Service this

one of the major reasons it should only be taken when

technical skills.

ter.

“It

something the U.S. government and pharmacists warn against. Cipro is an antibiotic, which can be used to treat other ailments. According to the U.S. Department of Health and

the*

There are usually several present to assist the approximately 200 students who use the lab each semes-

think

services office to start the assess-

Available in both intravenous and

It

as adaptive technology assistants

available in

Cipro treats anthrax infection false alarms in

orient students with the lab, where-

a second-year computer programming analyst student, is using the equipment available to special needs students through the Owen Lauckenbaur Skills Lab. Cates is an adaptive technology assistant and peer tutor. (Photo by Laurie Leslie Cates,

Vandenhoff)

The Owen Lackenbaur Literacy Lab is available to all special needs students and can be used by health sciences students.

the Learning

a regular

difficulty in

harassment

is

By Denis Langlois

stand

my

absolutely needed. In a press release the department stated that using the drug

when

not

needed reduces the quantity for those who do need it for the treatment of standard infections.

The

department also stated that

using the drug

when

not needed

could lead to the development of

A

Conestoga College student

“It’s

began

mon

instead of the wrap.

Bonnie

Bettridge,. a first-year

Toronto

medical condition called alopecia

was

areata,

which causes

unclean,

hair loss.

it

finally

somebody

may in

fit

wrap was

scare patients and

with other class-

mates,

got

Attempts to contact Bettridge for

actually

an interview were unsuccessful. Bill Jeffrey, dean of health sciences and community services,

Bonnie Bettridge,

agreed to an interview but would only say that the matter has been

the

ences has extended an apology that

resolved.

it

Drug and The Food Administration warns people who plan on using Cipro or who are to not use

it

to treat viral

infections like a cold.

The

her head

she didn’t

iVe

she

Star, Bettridge said

told

Practical nursing student

ant to antibiotics or drugs.

it,

In an Oct. 22 interview with the

practical nursing student, has a rare

comEventually the bug

to

and the drug doesn’t work anymore.” Ladhani added anytime a drug is overused the result is often a super bacterium, which is highly resist-

using

article.

asked to remove her head wrap.

to take penicillin for

gets used to

Record

when people

similar

viruses.

didn't want to change

Bettridge also said she was asked to wear a wig or kerchief

being supportive.”

very dangerous.

I

has went to the media about the harassment she felt after being

drug-resistant organisms.

Faruq Ladhani, a pharmacist with Student Health Pharmacy, said this kind of drug resistance could be

why

look,” she said in an Oct. 23

effects of

Cipro on people

under 18 are unknown. Side effects of Cipro include dizziness, light-headedness, nausea

and convulsions.

told

Bettridge,

27, Kitchener- Waterloo Record that a

teacher told her she would not be

allowed to wear her head wrap during the clinical portion of her program because only white hospital

teacher

who

told the

has been accepted by the student.”

When

Bettridge

apology from Star that she

lodge a

Record the

“I’ve

remove

actually

told her to

sci-

heard of an

Jeffrey, she told the

no longer planned

human

to

rights compliant

against the schtx)!.

scrubs are permitted.

She also

“The school of health

it

got somebody being supportive,” she

finally

and the administration involved were hostile towards her when

said in the Star article.

she confronted them. “They were harassing. They

regarding proper dressing would

made

dent involving Bettridge.

it

clear they couldn’t under-

Jeffrey said the school’s policy

be updated because of the

inci-


Page 4

— SPOKE, Nov.

5,

2001

A province need Now

Mike

that

sure to be

Who

a leader

Hairis has declared his resignation, there

much whooping and

and wailing all

of

FORMER WALKERTON UTILITIES MANAGER STAN KOEBEL WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY AS THE NEW

in

PREMIER OF is

some gnashing

cheering, and

AT LEAST

too.

will the Ontario Coalition

Against Poverty

ONTARIO...

AN

IT’S

IMPROVEMENT....

(OCAP) and

the teachers’ unions target as the next Satan?

Harris

was a favourite target for virtually every union and spegroup and was called the most evil thing to ever

cial interest

plague the political stage in the history of Ontario. He was verbally assaulted every day from nearly every angle. So why on earth would so many people be lining up to take his place? Politicians, disliked as they are,

must have a thick skin

to han-

dle the daily criticisms and second-guessing. Harris, for sure, probably ignored the accusations

and allegawere there nonetheless, for public consumption. An article published Oct. 23 in the Toronto Star argued that a politician is considered successful not by elections won, but by policies that are kept in place by succeeding governments. Haixis has a few such policies that no government will repeal. He cut the number of seats in the provincial legislature from tions, but they

137 to 103, miiToring the number of seats in the federal legisla-

He

ture.

also cut provincial

income tax by more than 30 per

cent.

Whether you loved or hated Mike Harris, and there was no middle ground, there is little doubt that whoever replaces him will have to have the same level of commitment to the plan set in motion, at least until the next election. There are many vying for the position, but right now there are six frontrunners, which should dwindle to three or fewer before the leadership race next year.

Remembrance Day seems more meaningful

Health Minister Tony Clement, Finance Minister Jim Education Minister Janet Ecker, Environment Minister Elizabeth Witmer, Labour Minister Chris Stockwell and Municipal Affairs Minister Chris Hodgson are all seriously considering running for the leadership. With the exception of Harris and former finance minister Ernie Eves, that list is a who’s who of the provincial govern-

the heroes, the innocent,

ment over the

damage done on

year

this

Flaherty,

last six years.

Every one of those people would be quite capable of leading all have experience getting themselves out of trouble. With the problems surrounding Ipperwash, Walkerton, public education, labour reforms and amalgamation over the past six years, every one of those ministers have had their run-ins with the public and the media. And every one of them has handled themselves remarkably. Allan Rock could use a lesson on media interaction from any one of the provincial Tories, as they

them.

show

Clement has the early lead gathering support within the party. One has to wonder if he knew of the pending Harris announcement. If early indications are any measure, Clement is the best bet so with Witmer,

that

she decides she wants to run, close behind. On a particularly greedy note, it would be nice to see Witmer win the leadership race; perhaps more funding for local concerns if she were to be Premier...?

The only

if

thing that really matters though,

is

whoever suca party, and a

that

ceeds Harris must keep in mind they inherit

province, reeling from economic recession, underfunding of social programs and global concerns. What is needed now are

people of real leadership, people with vision. Not politicians,

on

attack

Whether you loved him or not, Harris was a leader. Whether or not anyone can duplicate that type of vision and leadership remains to be seen.

America.

recent

This

will think of

Sept.

who

and the

soldiers

lives during

both World Wars.

almost as

It js

if

loses

its

Remembrance Day is a time to

who

about

world

in the

bom

others,

When

strangers.

cancer,

even

attacks.

try try.

They

the

line

that

it is

why

it is

The

including myself,

from the era of war

to

make

ours

and police

this

every

AIDS, wars and terrorist Remembrance Day should

we have as people who

coun-

on

are putting their lives

Firefighters

Include

what

inspire us all to give thanks for

to

sionate about the day or the cause.

people,

alone.

or God: car accidents, heart attacks,

for

projects but they are not really pas-

feel so distant

tragedy

thoughtless act of crime, terrorism

war, they are fighting for their counin their

mothers

sisters,

give

to take part in assemblies or class

and every person

husbands,

who

go off

soldiers

lost

Think of

attacks.

perished as well as those

However, do not just think of

all

everything

value.

by the

who

and wives.

the great people

would

students are forced

affected

those

reflect

lost their

With every new generation

Remembrance Day

terrorist

attacks.

we

11 as

honour the

well as honouring the

fought to

make

this

it

way.

Remember how

better.

officers are

live in a nation

lucky

we

where war

are to

but a

is

hard for us to understand

the same. Every day they are ready

faded memory. The people of some

such a big deal.

to protect

and serve no matter what

countries live in fear of civil wars

Sept.

1 1

attacks in the United

States have

had a huge impact on

how young

people view war. With

the circumstances.

That

is

and danger every single day of their

exactly what the hundreds

and thousands of

They never experience

lives.

and

firefighters

security

true

Remember there who are

or freedom.

and media coverage of

emergency personnel thought when

there are people out

the event, not to mention the contin-

they responded to the call to the

willing to die for you, but don’t even

uing threat of ten'orism, kids are

World Trade Center

all

the stories

getting

extremely scared. Heart-

wrenching

stories of lost loved ones and missing people bring a sense of

is

the

This Nov.

great-grandfather fought

war along with millions of

ers; since

I

his or her job to

in

oth-

didn’t have the chance to

know him personally the event was not as momentous to me as the

in

go

New York.

in to the

1 1

is

know your name. These people

It

wreck

when evetyone else is rushing The danger was immeasurable.

reality to the disaster.

My

leaders.

suffered another

Remembrance Day we

Young

Early indications

far,

The world has

great loss of lives this year with the

our soldiers, police officers and

out.

fighters.

Make

the two-month

that

anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. as well as

are

fire-

the effort to show someone you care today and don’t forget

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esting

sends wrong message Custody matters should be decided by judge Separation can be a confusing time, for parents and children alike, but abducting the

needless

and painful

ety.

children and acting from the heart only causes more wounds.

never

of seeing

their

father

Carline Vandenelsen, acquitted Oct. 26 of abducting her triplets

again was evi-

in

The

dent in the testigiven by

that.

Stratford

woman

into her hands,

on Oct.

took fate

Peter

Merkley,

one

of

^

the

triplets.

2000,

14,

fear

mony

October 2000, has done just

The

anxi-

everyday because there wasn’t a lot of food. Mom had no job,” said Peter Merkley about life on the run. “She didn’t have a lot of money.” The life she brought her children into, luckily for only a short while, was unlike any they would have experienced at home with their father in Stratford. It was an experience no child should go

had to take the children away from their father to protect them from the emotional and psychological damage they were to

danger of imminent harm. This is a defence of necessity on the part of the abductor. This

make

hard work

a long-dis-

off at a disadvan-

starts

I’m not saying

In the

trial

on three counts of argued

that she

face

if

she lost her right to see

them.

“Sometimes I

I

was

thought

long-distance

fail, just that both have to be seriously committed and want that special bond.

parties

my

fled with her eight-year-

old children only to be found three

scared. all

relationships

would never see dad again.”

I

my

Peter Merkley

situation, I don’t really

deep down, I was the one who wasn’t committed to the relation-

Up to this point, Vandenelsen had court allotted visitations with every second the children

ship or didn’t want to put the

Saturday.

know what happened.

effort into

it.

Maybe,

But whatever the

reason, all that remains

now

are

some unanswered questions and hefty

phone

bill.

a

judge would completely deny access of children to any parent, especially one who has legally proven herself able and First, it’s rare that a

So

the gun, jumping Vandenelsen was the one who put

her children in grave danger and

iwmmwmrnmmtin

emotional

From

the

words,

child’s

it’s

strain.

Whisking the children away from their father caused their

If left

with their father, the chil-

maybe

Oct. 23, of

getting to see

apparent that Vandenelsen abduct-

both their father and mother every

ed her children in response to a selfish desire to have her children

week.

and not

to herself

to specifically

The Criminal Code allows someto abduct a child if they believe

the child

is in

excuses the crime and makes

it

legal.

Vandenelsen knew her children were not in danger and would not suffer if left with their father. She was the one who was- in danger. She believed that the judge would not grant her children,

more time with her

therefore

she’d be

left

sends green mothers and even

of love

act

fathers that

way

if

they don’t get their

can always do what they please because they in court, they

won’t be penalized for it. There should be a strict law that states that any abduction against court order is unlawful and will be dealt with in a swift and serious manner.

This judgment makes the court system look like a joke, only paving the way for others to u.se their own judgment and go against court rulings in custody disputes.

alone.

Code, the abductor does not need to prove the chib dren would actually have been In the Criminal

harmed, only that she believed they

would

Letting Vandenelsen off on this selfish

lights to a lot of

be.

They were harmed and were in danger, but not when they were with their father. Vandenelsen was the one who Well, she was right.

willing.

^

sline. corn’s

or find

can chal-

one

tage.

Things were great for the first month. We talked on the phone every night for over an hour, we knew what was going on in each other’s fives and when we saw one anoth-

section

fanatics

There are also many photos covall aspects of sports. For those of you wondering when your favourite team plays ering

abduction, Vandenelsen

game

stereotype.

Auto racing

new book.

not quite sure. However, firsthand experience has allowed me

but throw some extra mileage into the mix and the

relationship

schedules.

where you could win an autographed photo card and copy of his

benefit the children.

Or perhaps it

eral,

1 hate to admit this, but ray

stars

children.

In

long-distance

tennis

was an emotional distance? I’m

relationship work. tance Relationships are tough in gen-

sioned.

and how to improve your own game. You can also view player rankings, earnings and upcoming future

dren would have had the chance, on

then one

and commitment required from

would be truly meanwas severely disillu-

Woods question and answer contest

Tennis fans can find articles on

There are many different contests be played such as the Tiger

again,” he said on the stand.

both parties to

relationship

topic.

preseason predictions.

And

to truly appreciate the

told

and

football.

months later in Acapulco, Mexico. Worried that she’d lose the custody judgment, which was to be made Oct. 23, Vandenelsen used too much heart and not enough thought when she went on the run with her

scarce.

physical distance?

myself things would be We would truly get to great. know one another because we would have to talk instead of see each other. Our visits would be much more special because we wouldn’t see one another everyday or even once a week. The I

year,

to

years

Sportsline.com has also ranked

the

baseball

this year sportsline.com has opinion columns on that very

NBA section, fans can view 2001-02 NBA rule changes or In the

throughout

through.

day the phone stopped ringing, were no real good-byes, just a mutual parting of ways. What went wrong? Was it the

told myself things

including hockey,

trivia

when she

lliere

would be great. We would truly get to know each other because we would have to talk instead of see each other.

games

And if you’re wondering just how good the Raptors might be

sline.com trivia challenge.

stats.

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fans the chance to play fantasy

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There are also detailed informaon different players and their

Web

tions the

“Sometimes I was scared. I thought I would never see my dad

became

stereotypes.

week’s

the

forwards and player

guards,

for your fantasy

They can also link to the NFL store or NFL.com. If you think you know football than you should try the sport-

beyond "what The visits

did you do today?”

work, in surrounding it

for

NBA

Abduction verdict

IIK

take extra- work Canadian

forecasts

games.

minute box scores. As the games

the

Long-distancq

The

read

section people can

tion

brimming and

is

interesting

NFL

In the

the

centers

inflicted pain

and suffering on the

The tug of war

that

comes

out of

any such act only harms the children - more so than even divorce or separation. Selfish acts of abduction should be considered a form of abuse.

A

final

should be

decision left

to a

for custody judge or an

impartial jury, not a parent

love-stricken

and

who

bound

is

by

triplets.

blood.

them away from their father. She forced them to throw away their bikes. Sh& put her children in a lifestyle of poverty and

Vandenelsen should be denied custody for the danger she put her children through during their three

insecurity for three months.

to court late

She

tore

“We had

to

shop for groceries

She

will return

November

for a final

months on the

run.

custody decision.


Page 6

— SPOKE, Nov.

2001

5,

Candlemaker helps children By Mike Metzger

from the candles go to program and the Light A Smile program, which the Antoskis ceeds

Finley’s

Children in high school usually

society, but

one

make

started in order to educate parents

Siggia said that she was often

and educators and work with problem kids to try and get them to see

to go home because the would look for people to beat up. They would drag their victims to an abandoned train platform and beat them for a long period erf time, after which the victim’s fanv' ily or friends would come to look

is

trying to

one child

at

a

time.

Daniela Siggia, 27, started getwith problem chil-

ting involved

dren

when she came under

employment of

the

and Cheryl

Bill

Antoski, owners and operators of the

Wicks and Wax candle

store in

the St. Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall.

The Antoskis wanted to create a product that would help people visualize

how

they wanted their

life

to be.

After meditating on the subject, Bill

Antoski thought of Betty Finley.

The Antoskis had been donating to her attendance program, which helps kids who miss school due to problems at home. Finley’s program focuses on rewarding her kids instead of punishing them for their poor attendance. One of the most

became

rewards

popular

“They were

bullies.”

and get into

woman

a difference

con-

crack land were

in

discarded by

sistently skip school

drugs are

who

“The cops

disgusting,” she said.

the

the positive things in their

life.

The

Antoskis asked Siggia to help the Light A Smile program by speaking to and working with

some of

the kids involved in the program.

“There was a really weird karma connection between me, Betty and Cheryl,’’ Siggia said. “The kids she

afraid

police

for them. Siggia also said that she witnessed a police officer forcing a

him

prostitute to give

oral sex.

was working with had such similar lives to mine that I had to be a part

old she was raped by a

of

the

it.”

downtown

Siggia grew up in

Toronto in an area that she nicknamed “crack land,” partly because across

the

street

from the high

school she went to there was a row of crack houses.

would wake up at night to the sound of crack heads jumping “I

fences looking for barbecues to

she said.

steal,”

Siggia

Her

came from a broken home. was gone for long peri-

father

When

Siggia was only 14-years-

gang

that controlled

area she grew up

member of most of the

A cousin of the

in.

rapist told Siggia that the rape

videotaped, and

if

was

she told anyone

what happened, they would show the tape to her family.

became pregnant from the and decided to keep the baby because it was something good from something bad. She had a miscarriage late in the pregnancy and had to go through full labour. Her life went downhill from there. She got involved with drugs and Siggia

rape,

Antoskis’ candles.

ods of time and her mother suffered

The Antoskis created the Wishing Well candle, which is a small can-

from severe depression. With no support at home, one would think Siggia could go to the police when she was in trouble, but that wasn’t

ents

the case in crack land.

working with, but she thinks she’s

dle in the design of a well. Every

owner is make a wish. The pro-

time the candle

supposed

to

is lit,

the

started missing school.

This kind of

life

would make

Siggia the last person that most par-

would want

their

children

Preparatory program

begins

September

in

Daniela Siggia carves a candle at Wicks and

Jacobs Factory Outlet

Wax

Mall.

more qualified than any psychiatrist

the St.

book and this isn’t a job I’m coming from love.”

to help kids with their problems.

“Fye triumphed over everything me back and every tragedy I’ve had, and there have been plenty,” she said. “I’m willing to share where I’ve come from and how I overcame it all and also the

for me.

Siggia can be seen carving can-

that’s ever held

dles at the

Wicks and Wax

in the St.

Jacobs Factory Outlet Mall and

at

Wicks and Wax main store in Brantford. In the next month she the

plans to speak at high schools in

problems I still have to deal with. I’m not taking this out of a text-

Teaching'

in

(Photo by Mike Metzger)

Brantford and hopes to expand her work on a global scale.

ESL program

gives, graduates’opportunity

tawoiik here dr overseas ,

By Mary Simmons

September. The successful appliundergraduate

By Denis Langlois

A

new

in particular, to

preparatory program has

develop a better

understanding of where they want to apply and begin a career in the

been designed for September 2002 to help students decide which fulltime program they would like to

helping profession,” he said, Parker said the main benefit of

take.

dents to get elective and course

Human

services foundations

a

the

program

allows stu-

is that it

which

offered at over half the colleges in the province and the

also gave yon the cppoilunity to travel

one that will Conestoga was designed from the program offered at Fanshawe College in London. offered

at

said.

teach students

and psychology so students

also

colleges

know some

will

content before select-

ing a career program.

and leisure and

law and security are some of the programs students will be more prepared for

if

they take the

new

program.

Dick

The program

now

to

cohort

in

“We

being created

prepare for the double 2003. think

because

is

it

is

appropriate

it’s

difficult for

coming out of Grade 2 1

Parker,

co-ordinator

of

and designer of the will have a better idea of what career is best for them if they enrol. “We feel this program will help

old to

make “And

someone

at 17

years

is

very

it is

voluntary,

being offered.

much

in

demand,”

Parker said.

“At Fanshawe they

have 150 seats

in this

they are

program and

all filled.”

Although many of the steps to get program underway are complete, there are still some that need this

to

be done.

“In the next few months the dean

maybe preparatory

has a number of things that he needs to work through,” he said.

said.

program, said students

work will help them decide which program they want to get into and how they arc going to go about getting there.”

The

“It

where

is

a career decision,” he

social services

people coming out of high school.

The program, which

ence, one day a week, ranging from a social service agency to a school.

Early childhood education, social services, recreation

get field placentent experi-

preparatory

program

is

of people? If you 'said yes, then the Teaching lots,

English as a Second Language program could be tlie one for you; The program is designed to

has been successful at the other

will lessen the

meet

used a lot of their ideas because we liked them,” Parker

“We

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credits,

'

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workload of their primary program. Students taking the program will

is

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to

prepare

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strategies

for

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those

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nostic

grammar assessment, a a facul-

Students must select resources,

writing sample and attend

deliver

ty meeting to discuss their suit-

evaluate

lessons,

the

effectiveness of the lesson and

ability to the

demon.strate cultural sensitivity.

also

Students will learn various teaching and learning styles

scores to indicate

which they

apply to both

will

themselves and their students.

The program

is.

designed for

teaching adults the English skills they require.

The 25-week certificate program at the Doon campus accepts around 20 students every

program. They be asked to provide tiiteir

may test

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Road rage incidents By Laurie Vandenhoff Tailgating,

obscene

speeding,

Sound

familiar? That’s because these are

we

actions

see everyday while

driving on the road. Perhaps

you

are the victim or even the initiator.

Whatever the case, these incidents are on the rise and are becoming a greater problem.

increased traffic levels. “In the late 1980s, drivers in the

by increasing congestion, began fighting and shooting each other on a regular basis,” says a 1995 Automobile Association (AA) traffic study.

However, drivers do not need experts to tell them that there is a problem, they experience

it

every-

by the Research

to a study

Injury Foundation, nearly

Traffic

of

two-thirds

Canadians say aggressive driving a serious problem. Drivers also realize there

number

reasons

of

individuals, the road rage

caused

is

by simple misunderstandings between drivers. Many people get behind the wheel of a car with pent-up frustrations, than a poor maneuver by another driver can trigger the release of that fnistra-

“He

me

let

me

cut

“she wouldn’t

off,”

pass” and “he was driving

too slowly” have

all

been triggers But are they

for aggressive driving.

really a reason to ignite physical

violence?

become

Violent behavior has

a

problem because these incidents are leading to deaths.

According

to

an

AA traffic study,

unverified figures have suggested a

of 1,200 deaths a year can be

total

blamed on road rage. The weapons people carry their vehicles has

in

only escalated

problem. Tire irons, knives,

the

and baseball bats have been used by aggressive drivers,

is

is

aggressive driving. However, what

among

drivers.

usually go. “Because there

ing solid to base

it

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

noth-

is

on, the charge

Heinzel, public affairs co-ordinator

called aggressive driver, says the

for the Waterloo regional police.

AA traffic

hard to charge people for drivThe complaint usu-

“It’s

ing improperly.

comes from another

An

driver.

officer usually l^s to see

He

because time is money,” says Brynn Varey, a second-year marketing student. She has ^noticed that people are always in a hurry and do not pay attention. Studies tend to blame it on

frustration

There

pen.”

ple want to get things done fast

in

can really be done? When asked in a survey, 60 per cent of Canadians supported ‘greater enforcement of traffic laws to help curb the problem. “It’s hard to prove,” says Olaf

the

for

left at Homer Watson and Conestoga College boulevards. Long line-ups are the morning at this intersection as students rush to 8:30 a.m. classes. This can lead to

Drivers prepare to turn

a problem

study.

This begs' for legislation against

ally

a

AA traffic

says the

increase. “In today’s society peo-

hap-

it

would get thrown out of

court,”

says Heinzel.

No

is

immune

problem of Even the best

to the

aggressive driving. drivers

is

it

hard to determine

can become susceptible. also no one profile of a so-

who have

lence and drug or alcohol-related

Not even

celebrities

can avoid the

frustrations that cause road rage.

tigate the incident, but a visit to the

person’s house

out of his car and approached the

it

will

parent families are rise.

According to a five-year study based at the University of Victoria, the traditional family with two par-

who

afford their children plen-

of time

ty

is

a myth.

Dianne Hamilton, faculty

on the

attributed

mairiage separa-

to teen mothers,

common

tions and the

most

divorce.

In

today’s

there are

many

factor,

generation,

different types of

opposed

families as

mem-

fact

in

The increase can be

to the kinds of

families at the turn of the century.

O.J.

stop sign, another driver

“The Leave

disagrees.

“The nuclear family is alive and what it used to

it

to

Researchers concluded that sin-

ECE faculty member “I think there’s too

tions to classify

many

varia-

one type as being a

we

gle-parent families are only slight-

traditional family.

number today than they were 100 years ago. The main

have one uniform family today,”

ly

higher in

I

don’t think

she said.

family

well-being,

where children got a whole dad and mom.” she said.

lot

of

Hamilton believes the family

ment rather than divorce. However, Hamilton said

parent families, but the ideal tradi-

still

the norm.

traditional

exists, but it’s just not

There are

lots

of two

By

at the turn

little

idle

of the century

time and therefore did

much time with

their

media and

literature, but

With winter just around the cortemperatures arc dropping

ner,

ing errors that have resulted in vio-

lence before. This includes tailgating, lane blocking,

horn use, ges-

and improper merging. But most importantly, cellphones

tures,

before reacting to another driver’s mistake, ask yourself

times you’ve

made

the

how many same mis-

take before.

warm

dents.

in

This

the

having a

struction next to the ?nain building.

stu-

Fluctuations in weather arc not

Conestoga College has

a problem, because the heat can

outdoors. Fortunately

for

is

not an easy task at the

The school needs period

be controlled through cooling of the boiler water at various mixing valves through the heating sys-

college.

to

a

prepare

two-wcek

for

Usually the school has more of

problem with cooling than heating the buildings, and when it

a

During the two-wcek tional period there

conditioning

tem.

heated

buildings.

idealized,

romanticized and promoted

grip the steering wheel too

turning on ihc heat -due to minor complications from the con-

Tori Sutton

already turned the heal on.

Researchers also confirmed that

nor

is

transi-

neither air-

heat

on

as

gets

warm

there are

some prob-

lems.

“We

get

overheated but

family has always been a challenge.

.some pipes in the building are

preconceived

both systems and need time to adjust. This year, the

from solar heal through windows, people or com-

heat was turned on right after

puters,” said Schill.

Society

has

still

notions of marital bliss and that isn’t always the case, Hamilton said.

She believes the ly

cause of single-parent families back then was death and abandonsingle-

is

terms of har-

in

The family has been

Dianne Hamilton,

gain a better understanding of what

ry.

and ’60s

To Beaver family

It

for

Don’t drive when you’re angry You should also try to avoid driv-

people to not react to

harassment from other drivers. Don’t make eye contact or make sudden driving movements that could be seen as confrontational. “Avoid all contact if possible. If you are challenged, take a deep breath and get out of the way, even if you are right,” says the AA traffic study. “You don’t want to be

windows

Conestoga keeps

children as society has believed.

The study researched data from the 1901 Canada census in order to families were like in the last centu-

and

not spend as

Beaver family never really existed.”

be,” she said.

"The Leave

never really existed

had

well. It’s just not

tell

not a reality, Hamilton added.

mony

Don’t

the

tightly.

students

tional family of the ’50s

women

ber of early childhood education,

sure you are comfort-

Winding down

To avoid becoming a victim,

they’re just different By Marcy Cabral

Making

charges because like Heinzel says,

studies

relatively

are

to

get to your destination.

relatively young, poor educated males

“However, as might be expected,

Simpson allegedly ran a honked his horn. Simpson then supposedly got

as far as

•Making sure you know how

Simpson was cleared of the

the majority of aggressive drivers

When

is

ing an aggressive driver includes:

his face.

proper ventilation.

witnesses. call police, they will inves-

said to have ripped the glasses

rage is to avoid it at all costs. This can be done in a number of different ways.

study.

problems,” says the study.

you

is

dead right.” Remember, anyone can be an aggressive driver. Advice on how to avoid becom-

able.

what road rage is because it is usually one word against another. It is a lot easier to prove if you have If

in a

these incidents are hard to prove. 'The best defence against road

is

criminal records, histories of vio-

says

The two engaged

other driver.

heated argument in which Simpson off the other driver, causing a cut to

Traditional families exist,

ents

rising

With more cars out there, the problems become more frequent. In

firearms

United States, apparently frustrated

According

2001— Page 7

tion.

Aggressive drivers are everywhere and the problems they ignite have caused major concerns for a number of years. W’ith the birth, of the term “road rage,” the problems associated with aggressive driving have only escalated. However, this can be blamed on its lack of definition. Without a description, any incident of aggressive driving can be labeled as road rage. Still there is no denying that a problem exists. The roads have become a dangerous place and experts on the subject blame it on

day.

5,

increased congestion on the roads.

gestures and physical abuse.

all

Nov.

structure

is

traditional famistill

present

in

u.sed for

students

returned

from

Thanksgiving break said Tim

today’s society, but a family does

Schill, the chief engineer at the

not need two full-time parents.

college.

“A family Hamilton

is

said.

content not form,”

There was a slight delay

in

that's

still

mostly

Students can ensure warmth throughout the winter by keeping a sweater in their car or locker to wear in colder class-

rooms.


'

Page 8

— SPOKE, Nov.

2001

5,

Homer Watson

Lots to learn at By Kathleen Deschamps With the

rising cost

of basic

lot

The

of tuition, con-

age two to

expensive.

to learn

There are some classes however,

which rue

is

range of

one place

that offers a full

programs

art

Progranl

"Anyone who is curious about the can come," Kalogeropoulos

start

up many times tliroughout the

year,

and a new season will be

start-

ing again in January. offer a

little bit

for people looking to

is

involved

get

Astero

programs

that

"This

said.

a non-threatening

in

Trained professionals teach the classes at a basic level.

of

all

"Most

introductoiy programs, so even

if

For those

who

already have the

including drawing, painting, stained

basic art experience, the instructors

and pottery.” Kalogeropoulos

can work with you on an individual basis to further develop your skills.

glass said.

is

ing art classes

it

is

open as a muse-

um.

The famous painter Homer Watson was Canada’s first landscape artist. Some of his works are in the National Gallery in Ottawa and the

to $80.

Art Gallery of Ontario.

Queen

Victoria purchased

they are displayed at

his paintings

Windsor Castle in London, England.

played

dis-

Windsor Castle

the

in

two of

and today they are

in

London, England.

Some

are

you have no art experience, you can .come and really enjoy yourself.”

of everything,

$60

for as

and a four-week class

“Queen Victoria purchased two of his paintings and today

and have some fun along the

kind of wa)’.”

at little cost.

co-ordinator

Kalogeropoulos says

"We

usually

arts

The Homer Watson House and Gallon'

anyone from

weekend session can run .as $1.5

00, as long as they want

1

way.

and inex-

fun, educational

pensive.

low

skills.”

gallery leaches

tinuing education can prove to be

A

of fun and you can learn

"It is a lot

a

of his collection

is

on

dis-

play in what used to be his studio.

The programs fill up fast, so it is a good idea to sign up ahead of time. The public can sign up by mail, in person, or by phoning the gallery at 748-4377.

The

been open to the public since 1981, and besides offergallery has

There

is

no entrance fee

but a donation

gallery,

to visit the

would be Scott McNichol teaches tinfoil techniques at the Homer

appreciated.

The Homer Watson House and Gallery is located on 1754 Old Mill Rd.,

right

off

Watson House and Gallery on

Conestoga College

Oct. 23.

Boulevard.

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

/

Signing your

iife

Greyhound considers express bus to Conestoga College from Guelph

away

By

Tori Sutton

with Grand River Transit buses to

drive in the winter.”

and universities in time for morning classes. Possible evening return service is

times have

The

arrive at the college

Greyhound Bus Lines is considering improving their existing services between KitchenerWaterloo and Guelph in order to accommodate students. Currently buses leave Guelph in the morning and arrive at the transportation centre in downtown Kitchener on Charles Street. Riders then have to catch Grand

jsigns

GM card

in

up

LASA student Chrystal

first-year

the Sanctuary on Oct 23. (Photo by Kathleen DeschaiTtps)

dent,

contacted Greyhound in October after her daughter had

school work Lemieux said.

been commuting to school by carpooling three days a week and

ing improving service in the near future, keeping in mind that the

Greyhound buses. After

double class that is graduating from high school may place a strain on

taking to

University of Waterloo (left)

makes

However, Greyhound is considering running buses from Guelph

Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and the

Dave Pineo Kenny for a

school, and the lengthy

Yvette Lemieux, the mother of a Conestoga College nursing stu-

talking with Greyhound, she went

to

the college and asked Conestoga StudeTits Inc. to help her by putting up a sign-up list for interested students.

is

“There, are a lot of Guelph stu-

enough students interested. As well. Greyhound is consider-

looking for rides,” said Lemieux,' who listed herself as a concerned parent contact on the information sheet.

if

there

ing express buses, that allow stu-

dents to leave Guelph at approxi-

dents

mately 7:15 a.m. and connect

“Many people

Knowing about the disease By Stacey McCarthy It

always seems

that as

soon as

recover from one sickness, hit

with another.

As a

I

get

I

result, the

medicine cabinet in my house has begun to resemble a small pharmacy in the last few years. It’s

important that students

know

what health risks they might have. The Ontario College Health Association regular

says

in

addition

immunizations,

to

students

should consider vaccinations for these other, lesser-analyzcd ill-

Rabies rabies virus

ciated with

usually assobats,

rac-

coons can also carry the virus. It’s unlikely however, that rabbits or rodents like rats and mice will be alTectcd.

While there

is

can be vaccine of

fatal is

in

many

cases.

the vaccine.

cent

Influenza Thefe are many different

the

types

It progresses very rapidly in the space of only a few hours and can be fatal.

your doctor you know a possibility you will be in if

a high-risk environment.

ly

licks

can be found

densely

Students that live

in

residence

stand a greater chance of contract-

laughing. While

ing

it

is

not normally students

who

there

is

valuable lime bedridden.

Meningitis Meningitis

is

an infection

in the

a vaccine available.

Chickenpox Normally a childhood virus, more than 90 per cent of young adults in North America have

wood-

lining of the brain and spinal cord

already been infected with chick-

can be caused by almost any infectious agent. One of these agents is meningococcal disease, a

enpox.

rare

you haven’t received the vaccine, you stand a 90 per

in

much of

Canadian landscape. If you live near wooded areas or enjoy outdoors activities, the

that

bacterial

infection

cause meningitis.

It

is

that

can

caused by

It

is

to

complete

Although interested students only had until Nov. 2 to sign the list, interested'^tudents can still contact Greyhound Bus Lines in Guelph to let them know they are interested. If Greyhound is convinced there will be enough ridership, services could start as early as January 2002 .

chance of contracting the

cent virus.

Tuberculosis Tuberculosis terial

through coughing,

is

caused by a bac-

infection. Testing for

TB

is

done through a skin test that can be administered by almost any general practitioner.

is

It

tain that students

especially impor--

who

travel to dif-

ferent countries realize they are at a

greater risk of contracting tuberculosis.

Hepatitis There are three different forms of hepatitis - A, B and C. Preventative immunizations are available for only Hepatitis is

A and

B. Hepatitis

transferred through food.

A

Hep B

transmitted

through infected and Hep C is transmitted through infected blood. All

sneezing or

types of the virus create an intlam-

a highly contagious,

airborne virus that laughing.

home

local student housing.

meningococcal disease, but

bushed and grassy

areas found throughout the

the

receive the vaccine won’t waste

Lyme

lick that is infected with the virus.

Deer

during

droplets

actions of coughing, sneezing and fatal if left untreated,

Lyme disease

ed,

through bodily

son.

an extreme-'

to get

Greyhound was already consider-

Once

the virus. Influenza

is

who have

disease,

available for the varying strains of

abdomen.

individual can contract

it

the

The

through

is

they can spread

'

fluids like saliva to a healthy per-

ommends you there

people.

of influenza and different vaccines

Ontario’s Health Association rec-

ask about the vaccine

healthy

someone contracts

contagious virus that affects the upper respiratory area. It is spread

to

of

and nose of 40 per

it

issued through a series

needles

bacterium that are already present in the throat

a treatment for

individuals infected with rabies,

recommends

association

prefer , not to

commute

for a hard day for students

half the battle

is

you check with you doctor about

disease through the bite of a deer is

foaming dogs and foxes and

but skunks, cats,

health

infected with the virus.

An

nesses:

The

Rabies is contracted through animal bites or direct exposure of open skin to an animal’s saliva

made it hard for her daughter to get back and forth to

also being considered.

River Transit buses to the college.

straight

current arrival and departure

is

If

is

transmitted

body

fluids

mation of the in most cases

Reduce the health

liver that if left

risks associated

with excess weight. Live better

and longer

can be

untreated.

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— Page 9

2001

News Students adjust to new roommates

By Janine Toms

This year, a

Imagine, it’s your first evening in your new place and you meet your roommate who’s as uptight about school as you. Then, it’s lights out, but wait you’re both sleeping in the same room. There is a strong lack of privacy

in this story.

And

the worst part

is

true.

it’s.

First-year students at

College

who

have to share

Conestoga

sign up for residence

of their

all

accommo-

dations with one lucky roommate.

new

addition to resi-

dence features apartments that each have separate bedrooms in the apartment. First choice of those

rooms was given

to those

the older building

in

who

lived

last

year,

which brought back a number of second-year students.

There are some rules students must follow, such as not keeping their doors open for fire safety. No beer bottles are allowed on the property, and room searches can be done with reasonable suspicion. Visitors must sign in and leave a

First-year student Stephen Poirier of Woodstock decided to live in residence to meet new people.

piece of identification at the front desk. There is a $5 cost for anyone

Poirier’s parents paid

$3,900 for eight months’ room and board including an additional cost for a deep freezer. Before moving in,

There are two stoves downstairs for communal use, four washers and dryers and a lounge that only opened two weeks ago. Much of

Poirier filled out a survey

the construction at the

residence to

from the

compatible

a

fijid

roommate. Each apartment has a kitchenette, a bathroom and one bedroom. The cost of the apartment includes a

with

video

a

cable,

TV

cassette

recorder and Internet access. There is

also a microwave, mini-fiidge

and

who

stays overnight.

new

build-

ing has been disruptive for students.

John Kobylnik, manager

at the

residence for the past five years, said construction has not been

on

schedule. “At the beginning of the year there were some issues,” said

Kobylink.

He assured now on track.

such

set-

housekeeping service that room once a week. However, there is no closet in the

the property because of the hazard

confining space and none of the

it

windows

broken bottles in the parking

a.

comes

backs are

to their

in the apartment open.

Beer

and

within

Escape the attack of a criminal aggressor through the teachings of

Cpnestoga College. Cameron Veitch, a law and security teacher at Conestoga and Jujitsu instructor from the National Protection Agency (NPA), brings a program of modem reorganization of martial arts styles' free of charge to students and member of the

jujitsu at

recreation centre.

a

positive

on

has caused in previous years with lot

which

deposit,

Veitch,

“Jujitsu is a positive life skill,”

said Veitch

various

who

styles

has been studying of Jujitsu for

years. This program’s tive

teach

to

is

a

second term. “Technically we’re not supposed

I

free testing is also available for to earn different belts (levels).

the striking martial arts of Japanese

tion to the subject.

and aikido. He has also borrowed from arts such as

which create a tempomotor disfunction or distrac-

Muay Thai,

Tai Chi, nerve pressure

and police defensive tactics, unique program. The NPA have selected these techniques through their experiences in the field of corrections and exposure to criminal and civil law and legal advice. points,

to create a

aren’t taught the

NPA

teaches physical tech-

Continuum, which a

reasonable

states that only

amount of force

four days a

“Most people aren’t taught the proper use of force.

an ongoing training

to start the class at

recreation centre

Jujitsu class schedule

complete By Michelle Timmerman

Nov. 8 Nov. 15

dents a great opportunity to learn

To t^e

Jujitsu

would $40 or $50 a

is

college’s

Board

meeting held

and

almost com-

of

in the

the

at

according to an update

at the

Governors

Guild room

When

the residence

opened

school year pleted.

it

The

at

to

was 90 per cent comincomplete areas

common

748-3512

this

regular physical '

activity

newly retired

areas

and landscape. Currently the landscape

Healthy eating-

signs.”

11:30 a.m.

-12:30 a.m.

For more information call the recreation centre:

tactics are the

you pursue

project

Residence

included the lobby,

gym. Nerve pressure points

basis of this class. If

1011

*Other dates to be posted

month. Jujitsu seminar classes are held every Thursday at 8 a.m. at the

emphasis on nerve pressure points

The Superbuild Conestoga

students at the beginning of the

' Sheila,

almost

the college, Oct. 22.

giving the stu-

and pohce defensive

Thank goodness

8-8:50 a.m.

any time. “The

is

jujitsu,” said Veitch.

centre’s

Superbuild

plete,

process, and people are encouraged

puts

also

like t6 live in residence next

Conference Centre

Tuesday and Thursday

cost approximately

hard striking

Women’s self-defence

tactics.

classes outside of the school

techniques, but Veitch

open

Veitch

should be used depending on the

“Always use less force than neche added. Some styles of

will be

The class covers nerve pres sure points and police defensive

necessary.” Cameron is

Poirier has not yet decided if he

would

Always use

nature of the threat.

essary,”

week and

to the public for a fee.

less force than

Jujitsu

gizing to students for the delays.

in January, classes will be held

karate, judo, jujitsu,

jujitsu use excessive

knew the warning

Jujitsu classes art,

was always tired, always

thirsty.

year.

you

responsible in order to

local bars.

rary

main objec-

method of self-defence

“I

11

redeemable if all end of the

Student appreciation was the theme of the last barbecue held. It was the residence’s way of apolo-

in the body,

niques that are based on the Force

Cameron

is

furniture is intact at the

to move the furniture around in the room,” said Poirier. Kobylnik said that policy is to prevent damage. Residence organizes barbecues held on the property and bus trip to

successfully avoid violence. Veitch

The

law and security teacher

said

has taken the best techniques from

proper use of force,” said Veitch.

life skill.”

building,

Each student must pay $250

bottles are not allowed

“Most people

“Jujitsu is

the

Kobylink.

Defend yourself with By Vanessa Laye

5,

final

is

phase in finishing the

the resi-

dence, which

is expected to be completed by the end of October. Construction on the addition to the college is well on its way and is scheduled to be completed by early August 2002. The new building, which will be located between the existing main building and the recreation centre, when complete will be approximately 110,000 square feet, with a holding capacity of 1,300 students. The building will also include 39 classrooms, a

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— SPOKE, Nov.

5,

2001

News

A good

time had by all at Fairview Park Mall

Dreams can

come

By Julianna Kerr

A

lively

group of Conestoga

Conestoga College student

.alumni and friends volunteered Saturday to entertain kids

their

true

at

Fairview Park Mall Oct. 27.

company

creates clothing

Parents could leave their kids in the care of early childhood educa-

By Nicole Childs

shopped,

tion students while they

amount of

for a donation in the

Most students dream of seeing name in a logo in clothing stores but never actually do anything about it. However one

their choice.

The almost $635

raised through

their

donations went to the Canadian

Red Cross

relief

fund for those

affected by the Sept.

1 1

attacks in

Conestoga College student persevered and made his dream come

the United States.

The busy mail’s atmosphere was made festive by smiling volunteers wearing Halloween costumes. Although it was noisy and packed, it

was

true.

Ryan

is

the creator of SupaFly gear, a surf,

also a lot of fun!

One of

Stoangi, a first-year gener-

business student at Conestoga,

al

snowboard clothing

skate and company.

little

was the daycare comer where volun-

teers

carved jack-o’-lantems with

almost one year ago and trade-

the kids. Pumpkins were provided by Kim-Glow Pumpkins. Also featured during the day were five performances by the Kitchener troupe Dimensions in Dance. Energetic costume-clad youths of all ages could be seen dancing for most of the afternoon - even when they weren’t on stage. Performer John Wason from the Out of Silence Mime Theatre put on a story-telling show based on music, and made balloon animals

marked SupaFly last February but

the busiest spots

Stoangi registered his

didn’t get the actual product until

March and

Ryan Stoangi, a

includes hats, visors, T-shirts and

general business student,

hooded sweatshirts all bearing the SupaFly name. He hopes to purchase his own factory and manu-

the creator of Supafly gear. (Photo by Nicole Childs)

facture rather than sub-contract

business as

available

He

Conestoga alumnus Bryan Bambrick manned the day care and carved pumpkins most of the afternoon at Fairview Park Mall on Oct. 27 (Photo by Julianna Kerr)

were the driving force behind the

have some fun,” Llanes

event.

money and

Parents,

and

kids

said.

laughed, clapped and danced their

volunteers

way through

industry.”

Ryan

Stoangi,

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cool

name Even

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it

could make a

for a clothing

after

compa-

he had thought of implement it

following year.

wanted

to appeal to the extreme sport industry, wanted to

Student Services can help.

do

something

cool."

said

when asked why he got into the business. "You walk down the street and see someone Stoangi

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to turn his business into a multi-

million-dollar business but he also

1

or would like to Lnow^ of resources

So

enjoys just seeing his product out

until the

you

T-shirts

hooded sweatshirts thongs. These will be

tops, T-shirts,

the idea he didn’t

to understanding,

accepting, and celebrating one's sexual oriental ion often cannot be traveled aloiie

SupaFly

quarter-length sleeve shirts, tank

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lesbian, bisexual, and^ transgcndcied people

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wanted to appeal to the extreme sport “I

the afternoon.

him

his stickers for

^%male products.

make right now.

.

is

as implementing the heat transfer

says pants are too expensive toj

Monica

Himmelman and Conestoga alumni

to raise

make

different variations such as

button-up shirts for men.

first-year

much as he can. Two of his friends own a sticker company, FTS Stickers, and they

This would allow him to

line.

Tara Llanes and Cheryl Gonneau

“We’re here

in stores

Right now he is focusing on upper wear, a line of clothes that

make

services officer

it

the majority of his production

for kids of all ages in the crowd.

Alumni

didn’t have

until April.

for his audience.

Even face painting was

company

has a eouple of sales reprelor different

Ontario and one

in

areas

in

Florida but be

mostly runs the business on his

He

deals with friends for

“I just it,”

want

to see

said Stoangi.

He hopes one day large pro

to have a snowboarding team all

sporting his logo.

Right

now

the

SupaFly team consists of Jesse Fox and Chris Wilson, two pro snowboarders, although it also has up and coming riders. Stoangi

is

looking into

also

sponsoring kids in skate boarding

and snowboarding, and other extreme sports. He also has a trailer that he is thinking of turning into a promotional trailer for events such as wake stock, warp tour and other skate and snowboarding competitions throughout the year.

Stoangi uses ing cars that

money from he builds

to

sell-

help

support his business.

When

asked

why

he wants to be

business he said.

"1 want to myself and make something that ean see, something I ean be proud of." in this

sentatives

own.

in the public.

people wearing

work

for

1

He

plans on having a

up Nov

5.

Web

site


SPOKE,

Nov.

5,

2001

— Page 11

Chefs raise $1 ,500 for cancer Recipe for Success dinner held at Waterloo campus by students By Shannon McBride

fastest

sehing books of

grams prepared and served food samples from three recipes in the cookbooks and one of the frozen meal packages. These samples

spoke

at

included a salad, a Moroccan stew,

that with the help

chicken penne and carrot cake. The event was also educational

ship they could publish their

The authors of two of Canada’s all time Conestoga’s Waterloo

campus on Oct.

21.

Greta and Janet Podleski are the authors of Looney Spoons and

Crazy Plates, two best-selling cookbooks and the producers of four complete frozen meal pack-

As part of their presenGreta and Janet Podleski spoke about their humourous strugfor guests. tation,

money

gle to write and publish their own cookbooks. Janet quit her job at Corel and Greta quit hers on Parliament Hill. After a garage sale that sold

at

Janet’s car

ages.

The authors waived

their

$5,000

speaking fee in order to help raise for breast cancer awareness an event called Recipe for Success. It was hosted by Conestoga’s food and beverage management and chef training programs and the Waterloo unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. Cookbooks were sold at a discounted rate and $5 from every

cookbook Society.

sale

went

The event

to the

Cancer

raised almost

$1,500.

Aside from supporting a great cause. Recipe for Success was educational for all involved. Students

from the food and beverage management and chef training pro-

and wedding dress, and

nearly her husband,

the

sisters

finally got the idea to call

Dave

Chilton, the author of the Wealthy

Barber. Chilton thought their idea

was so

great that he decided to

sponsor them.

“We

just

thought big

all

the

time,” Greta said.

For 14 months, Greta cooked and cooked until she came up with perfect low-fat recipes. She tested her dishes on cousins and she would always listen for one specific comment. She wanted to hear, “I can’t believe it’s good for me.” Greta

thought she must have spent about

$10,000

by the time

in groceries

she was done.

Chilton convinced the authors

of his sponsor-

own

cookbooks under their own name. That way they could do things their own way and not be overlooked by a huge publishing corporation. The sisters were reluctant, but

some pushing they created Granet Publishing Inc. The name is a combination of their own names, Greta and Janet. after

week, Looney Spoons making it an instant bestseller. It sold 325,000 copies in the first year of print and spent 85 weeks on the bestseller list. Granet’s second cookbook, Crazy Plates, sdld 350,000 copies In

its first

sold 10,000 copies

in the

first year.

Since then, the women have gone on to produce four frozen family

meal kits. Greta and Janet visited 150 grocery stores across Ontario this summer to promote the kits. Four more kits offering smaller portions

are

set

to

grocery

fill

shelves in the next few weeks.

Students from the food and beverage management and chef programs serve food samples they prepared. It was part of Recipe for Success, an event held at Conestoga’s Waterloo

training

campus on

Oct. 21 to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

(Photo by Shannon McBride)

Counsellors can help graduates get a job By Sirah McGoldrick

potential employers.

Employment

One of the hardest tasks after completing college can be getting the job a student prepared so hard for.

Conestoga College has employment counselling and services geared specifically to the graduate.

“We have and

be

down and look

sit

on the job.” Also available are resume-critiquing services where the counsellor will sit down and go over the resume one on one looking for any

Employment

staff

really useful.

better to

It’s

iar

it’s

“We

have a service where we at the resume with them (graduates). We go over different styles and formats based said,

errors or trouble spots.

lots of

resources and

Officer Sara Free

famil-

services

also

and

She

skills.

said students shouldn’t wait

until they graduate to use the service.

“We

have lots of resources and and it’s really useful. It’s betto be familiar with the staff and

staff ter

the services,” she said.

Grads can obtain further

infor-

mation by calling the Jobs Hotline at 519-748-5220 ext. 3562. The

number can

also be used to obtain

information regarding the status of

resumes so the service can

resumes.

ute

to

them

distrib-

in the students’ field.

The

see where the resumes have

been sent or

the services.’’

interviewing

allows students to drop off their

student can then drop in and check

with the staff

Free added the officer will help with developing job search and

call the

Jobs Hotline.

The service

is

charge for the after

available free of first

six

months

graduation and $25 after

that.

Sara Free,

Employment Employment

The

office located in

officer

Services

Room 2B04

trained counsellors to help graduates

find jobs

referral

need when looking

for

a

job.

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— SPOKE, Nov.

5,

2001

Vitamin supplements beneficial By Stacey McCarthy

naturopathic medicine says that only if you ate, “a completely

Are those vitamins we shovel our bodies every morning really necessary? And what are these supplements doing to our into

bodies?

According

to

the

Responsible

more than 120 individuals in North

Nutrition Council,

million

America use dietary supplements. These include vitamins, minerand botanical products. While experts agree that a proper diet is always the best way to als

obtain essential nutrients,

always possible

to eat

it

is

not

pleasured

numbers from each food group every day. In some cases a supple-

ment may be necessary. Dr.

Crystal

McLaughlin

of

from using nutritional supplements. Since very few people eat a balanced diet they need additives

efit

organic, pesticide-free diet, had a stress-free

was

and

life

not

to

exposed to pollution of any sort, you wouldn’t need vitamins.” While the greatest amount of nutritional fill can be found in fruits and vegetables, few people get enough of these in a day. However, even if you stock up on fruits and vegetables you’re not guaranteed to get the neces-

from

-

that while there are

is still

not enough informa-

enough

for vegetarians

on their effects. However, medical professionals have agreed upon a few beneficial tion available

’Vitamin

lower the

vitamin or mineral content.

Most people

therefore, can ben-

amounts of

nated

all

only

fruits,

If

small

vegetables and

you don’t consume enough

ommend you

there

is

consuming

are

enough

obvious benefits to some vitamin and mineral supplementation,

to substantially

for

who

dieticians.

They claim

they’ve

essential

have slightly lower opinions of nutritional supplements than

vitamins.

Stress

soci-

eties

for the day. (Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

away,

been stored for too long, or they have been over processed. Any one of these reasons is far

acid

of childbearing age

legumes.

Most professional medical

number of

for a

nutrients

func-

is

tioning properly.

they’ve been shipped

These foods ean be depleted of their

sure their body

More people are turning to nutritional supplements to get their vitamin and mineral intake

sary intake of vitamins.

reasons

make

Folic

women

B-12

recommended

is

who have

elimi-

animal products from

their diets.

Management Workshon

milk and milk products or receive sunlight, doctors also rec-

take vitamin

D

sup-

plements.

Those who are lactose or

allergic

intolerant

dairy

products should take additional calcium and those who are on severe weight-loss diets should take vitamin or mineral supplements. There is a dangerous side to supplements however. Because they are not regulated and moni-' tored, the labeling of some supplements is not always accurate or complete. With hundreds of supplements available and not all of them labeled fully, few people know what they should be taking. Almost every vitamin or mineral supplement is different, and to

most consumers

rely on friends or family for advice on what to take. It is

recommended

that people

interested in alternative medicines

consult with an expert like a naturopathic physician, a certified nutritionist or a licensed

acupunc-

turist.

Since each individual has different needs and varying diets, nutria ent supplementation has to be balanced to the body accordingly.

Each program needs

to

be

indi-

vidualized.Like prescription medications,

supplements taken

in

large quantities or dosages can

also be harmful.

People with diabetes should be careful with herbal supplements that claim to lower

especially glucose.

As

well, individuals with seri-

ous medical conditions should consult a physician before taking

Feeling stressed out about the pressures of college life? Plan to attend this workshop!

'

any

sort of mineral or vitamin supplement.

Those who are considering highdose supplements should also talk with a health care professional to ensure they are receiving safe and appropriate amounts of vitamins

We’ll talk about:

What stress

and minerals.

is,

The symptoms of stress in your life, How you react to stress, The many tools we can use to cope with Learn to recognize when stress is taking you can do to reduce stress in your life.

stress.

its toll

on you, and what

I Not

Wednesday, November 14, 2001 3:30-5:00 p.m.

in

Room 2D 14

are

all

fully

supplements labeled

:

I Vitamin B-12 is recotn-^, mended for vegetarians, /

Supplements can be dangerous if not regulated or monitored. I

No

Sign

Up Is Necessary

•’’People with serious

Workshop

Facilitator:

Judy Bates, Counsellor, Student Services

medical conditions should consult a physician.


.

Safe sex important, students say They share By Daniel Roth

“and you have to give her the cutieface

Safe sex

is

a huge consideration

in today’s society.

Conestoga CoH%e students interviewed agree it is important to protect themselves from disease, or in one person’s case illegitimate ‘children.

But has safety taken the sport out of sex?. As

it

turns out, no,

The students

it

has not.

were

that

inter-

viewed gave interesting answers

to

a series of questions that ranged

from

their

favourite

pick-

up

what

lines to

they like to do

once the deed

is

Chet Greason, a

first-year

broadcasting student,

had the cutest pick-up

“I’ve lost

my

when you

Greason has a unique view on the importance of condoms. “They’re pretty important as you don’t want to have a bunch of

ille-

gitimate kids out there,” he said.

“They come back to haunt you from time-to-time.” When asked what his favourite contraceptive was he responded with

a

rather

unusual,

but

humourous, answer. “I’d have to go with the pill, because condoms can get kind of messy. Besides I like to go free and easy.” After said

all

line.

teddy bear. Can

I

sleep with you?” he said, adding.

“For

my pick-up

you’re beautiful,

line I

let’s

would say

have sex,” he

favourite

one most people probably would-

“Probably

a

McGregor ^

.

His answer for likes to

is

“Sleep or go home,” he said. Jen McGregor, a first-year law and

what he likes to do in one word. “Leave,” he

enjoys glow-in-the-dark accessories.

administration

student,

When

asked what her favourite contraceptive is she responded “glow-in-the-dark condoms.”

none them were

dom.

tions of

Speaking

cheesy lines Andruszkiewicz’s motto sums up his feelings towards safe sex. “No glove no love,” he said.

A

this

There are so many ladybugs now have actually begun to nip

There are so many ladybugs now they have actually begun to nip at people they land on, which is

is

Scott Smith, a second-year woodworking student, sprays Raid to rid his

house

know,

of ladybugs.

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

yellow and orange.

They have black spots on their backs and six legs. The redder the ladybug the older it is. They belong

to

the

beetle

Coccinellidae which means

unusual for ladybugs. Another reason there are so many ladybugs is because they have few natural enemies, which means if we want to get rid of them we have to do. it ourselves. They play dead to protect themselves and the red colour warns predators that they probably aren’t a tasty treat. in three different

said.

mood enhancing And like most of

His favourite accessory

is

a

girl.

the guys interviewed he also leaves

or sleeps after sex.

the facts

sneeze.

Under

all

the flu shot, at

the facts before

countertop.

family “little

Many

of the ladybugs were intro-

duced from Japan, Korea and other Ladybugs are great for controlling crop pests like aphids, scale insects, mites and other soft bodied insects. A ladybug can eat more than 200 Aphids parts of Asia.

that

it

is

getting colder,

ladybugs are looking for a

warm

place to hibernate during the win-

and that is why they are invading homes. Ladybugs are attracted to vertical surfaces and lightter

the winter.

As in,

clever as they are at getting

ways to keep Sealing up points of

there are a few

lot of

out.

commonly

much worse

called the

than a cold.It

a contagious viral infection of

the nose, throat and lungs.

include headaches,

dry cough, body aches and

doors If

fit

screens

snuggly. best

vacuum up live to get rid of them

the

house otherwise

you decide

ladybugs

the

sure

it

is

away from

to

will

more

also help

them

to

move on

quickly.

You won’t have

to live with this

pest for too long because ladybugs will relocate outside in spring to

find their favourite meal.

you the

because the shot condead parts of the vims. Most people experience no flu

tains only

from the shot. few people may experience redness, soreness and swelling around the immunization site. side effects

A

Fewer people may

get a fever or

muscle aches

may

to

that

last

body’s ability to fight off other infections

the

is

lower when you have

flu.

pneumonia because

their

immune

systems are not at their strongest. Bronchitis, kidney and heart failure can also occur.

Vaccination has proven to be the only

way

to

reduce mortality

caused by influenza. Studies show that immunization reduces the seriousness of the flu should you Contract it. rates

The

flu

spreads rapidly from

one

two days. Life-threatening

these side effects with the

especially at risk- for developing

make

appear.

Getting vaccinated won't give

side effects are rare.

numbers. and

reduce

to

Also,

symptoms

Although most people recover fully from the infection, complications can occur because your

Children and the elderly are

help

gious for about a day before their

fever.

entry like cracks in the walls will

they will fly back. Upsetting them

a day.

Now

enter,

through cracks or open windows and find a place to settle down for

them

sphere.”

They often

coloured walls.

virus can survive

Infected people can be conta-

it.

Symptoms

the right conditions the

up to 48 hours on nonporous surfaces like a telephone receiver, computer keyboard, doorknob or kitchen

there are plen-

'

get:

chills,

colours-red,

;

he

person to person by airborne droplets carried in a cough or

fret,

you want

flu, is

that they

Ladybugs come

Hiller

Influenza,

grape and peach crops.

all

people haven’t gotten the shot or won’t get it because they don’t heed it. They don’t get the flu so they say why bother getting a needle punched in their arm. Here’s why.

favourite foods.

also

“Pick-up lines

of

you missed getting your flu week at Conestoga

you

due to the large populasoybean aphids.

is

girl

are for suckers,”

If

is

They have become a nuisance damaging

a

have a favourite pick-up because I find that they are too cheesy to use,” he said.

ty of opportunities in your community.

the

people they land on which,

get

to

“I don’t

line

College, don’t

beetles, if

unusual for ladybugs.

use cheesy lines

either.

If

year and are one of the ladybugs’

at

some

refreshing answers.

least

,

con-

Campbell

shot this past

many people wondermany and why

Soybean 4aphids flourished

said,

his

doesn’t like to

By Lisa

you use their correct name, have increased greatly this year due to

reasons

to

favourite

president of academics, had

there are so

One of

of suit-

man,” he

a Trojan

before getting the flu shot

The increased number of lady-

many circumstances.

“Tm

Know

As I sit here there are five walking around the window and three hanging on the ceiling.

do they bite. Ladybugs or lady

tects himself.

Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI vice-

do once finished

Campell, a second-year

referring

bugs.

has^ left

“I like to cuddle,” he said.

Elais

tion.

.

Did you ever wonder why this year those little red and orange creatures with the black spots on their backs suddenly seem to be everywhere. The walls and windows are covered and the door is surrounded by these little harmless

why

afterwards.

does use a few pick-up lines

By Nicole Childs

ing

Andruszkiewicz likes to use soft music and lighting to enhance the mood, and said he is not in any rush

able for publica-

porno,” he said.

Ladybugs invade region

bugs

“Obviously abstinence is the best I'll use a condom.” contraceptive, but

broadcasting student, always pro-

but

n’t consider.

up

Chris Moura, a first-year mar-

smokes unwind

said she

McGregor

is

not surprising.

said.

“Glow-in-the-dark dice,” she said. After the evening of safe glow-inthe-dark fun is over, McGregor

she said.

mood-enhanc-

security

mood enhancing accessowas not much different.

“It’s relaxing,”

favourite

ing accessory'

ry

to

contraceptive.

His

from the theme her

to stray

mood

to set the

favourite

Moura feels safe sex is very important and chose the condom as his

Not

to the

said.

what he

is

and done

summed

was quick

keting student,

point with his answers.

ask.”

Greason

done.

Greason

and ideas on how

favourite pick-up lines

Most

You

often

people

confuse flu.

are advised to get a flu

year because the from the virus can change from year to year and an annual vaccination is needed that matches the new strains shot

every

strains

that are circulating.

You should not

get a flu shot if

you are under six months old, have an allergy to eggs or an allergy to Thimerosal, a preservative in contact lens solutions

and

the flu vaccine.

The

best time to get a flu shot is

now,

but getting it anytime throughout the winter season will help you fight the

flu.


1

My

HOROSCOPE

Left Breast

By Daniel Roth

week.

your creative you when making important decisions. Don’t be so

this

Let

nature guide

shows woman’s

Film

.

struggle with cancer

Horoscopes for the week of Nov. 5 to 1

defensive.

November

Luckiest day:

5.

Happy Birthday Scorpio! I

By Mary Simmons

one scene.

in I

They're a part of every woman.

They're

hood and time,

we

Rarely do

them

take

we

how hard

for granted.

just there.

What

your breasts had

to

Left Breast

is

But what one of

your

if

The film won for Best History/Biography Documentary and

Rogers

Director

was a

in

named

Best

Documentary

Program. The Geminis were handed out Oct. 29, honouring the best

Canadian film and television. Aired on Oct. 23 on CBC, My Left Breast is an inspirational documentary that makes viewers think about the impact of breast cancer on the lives of the women in

who

are

diagnosed, as well as

I

realized that

realize

you were

when you

because your body

that focuses

received.

if

smile on your face. Expect the

unexpected on your special day. Let your friends spoil you; they’ll do everything they can to make

you happy on your birthday. Aries:

toxins.

You

feel

(Internet photo)

is

filled

with

overwhelmed. You

are not trying to get better for yourtheir loved ones.

This- film

operation

Rogers’s

self,

was made with the coof Peggy Norman,

life

partner,

who

The the

film also showed that even in worst of times, people can

come

operated

camera for most scenes. There were also times when Rogers filmed herself in bed and in front of a mirror. Although the scenes shot by Norman were poignant, viewers saw a different side of Rogers when she turned the camera on herself. I felt she was more honest during these moments and was more the

If

request for locks of her friends hair,

which she made into a wig. Many people responded and it was a beautiful sight.

My

Left Breast reminded

me

of

how fragile our life can be and how we should hold on to the important

Every getting

negative.

reality.

feel

compelled to You can do

you can. Luckiest day:

November

Taurus: April 20

woman

May

disease.

this

This

anyone.

film

week. You may also be receiving some unexpected money. If you can afford it play the lottery. Luckiest day: November II.

May

Gemini:

thing to

21

-

will

have

-Ji

nature flow into any projects or hobbies.

Luckiest day:

November

Cancer: June 22

-

you find yourself

Luckiest day:

November

There is lots of activity and commotion going on doesn’t involve

left out.

uneventful time to

Luckiest day:

Use

this

Capricorn:

The

August

23

Listen to your intuition

short

wMle. Be prepared

be

to

stressed out later this week.

November

6.

Aquarius: January 20 February 18

You

will

notice

important your friends

are.

ff,

You

consider yourself lucky to have such an amazing group of will

people around you. Luckiest day: November

9.

February-

19

March 20 If you find yourself being bored and mildly depressed try to look on the positive side of life.

Things are going

to get better in

November

is

joiirnalisni student

astrology

a

studied

and other clairvoyant

issues for three years.

Just joking around

VISION PROBLEMS

RECOGNIZE THE

.Sudden loss of vision, one eye or double

piirticuKtrly in

vi.slon

HEADACHES

SIGNS OF STROKE

Sudden,

.severe ;ind

unusual iu'adachc.s

WEAKNESS Sudden

wcaltness, miinhness and/or

(inkling in

liu' laee,

arm or

HEART

leg

AND STROKE TROUBLE SPEAKING

FOUNDATION

Icniporary loss of speech or trouble understanding speech

Seek

DIZZINESS Unsteadine.ss or sudden cspeiially with

fails,

any ofihc al>ovc signs

6.

second-year

who has

H»rM‘

a»«

-

how

»»

Vftthovi

wouiambu

before the

6.

September 22 bjf-prvttueit,

December 22

silence

Daniel Roth Virgo:

6.

storm has settled in. The temporary peace in your life will only last a

awhile. Luckiest day:

rest.

November

be

January 19

Pisces:

it

will

7.

Leo: July 23 -.August.22

around you. If you don’t feel

10.

life

November

Luckiest day:

in

spective.

life.

gradually getting better.

July

company of an older male this week listen to what he is telling you. He will have a humorous way of putting your life into per-

your

Sagittarius: November 22 December 21

notice thing in your

22 the

into

November

Luckiest day:

11.

good

gains,

If you have had any disagreements with anyone they will be resolved and forgotten. You will

an

week to do somecreative. So let your creative

be material

financial

coming

,-

Consider yourself lucky but don’t rub it in other people faces.

June

this

If

it

-

You

that it

Whether or

-

You may find yourself negotiating financial matters this

impulse

21

things are

20

has the potential of

November

Luckiest day:

5.

-

gains

10.

October 23

Scorpio:

21

shows how one coped with I would recommend

should be positive,” she said

you

without the material possessions. You need to save all of the money

friends.

tears.

April

-

November

Luckiest day:

a spree don’t.

things in our lives: our family and

Rogers mentioned more than once that she felt guilty for feeling “I

show love and Rogers put out a

go on

together and

tenderness.

willing to share her fears and shed

some well-deserved

but for those you love.

March 21

Libra: September 23 October 22 You want to progress with your life. If you are not happy with your cun'ent situation don’t be afraid to change it.

19

are in

such a position you feel so horrible

documentary

on one woman's struggle with breast cancer and the removal of her left breast. Filmmaker and subject Gerry Rogers did an amazing job conveying her story and is definitely worthy of the two Geminis she has

made me

twist of fate will put a big

keep you motivated to

life to

live.

be removed? a

It

would be

it

diagnosed with a disease such as this and you didn’t have anyone in

seriously think about

they weren't?

My

her, not herself

the

was those around

really got the sense that she

trying to be strong for

mother-

Most of

sexuality.

them. They're if

with

identified

A

iinmetliale

niedleal allentlon

you have any of these symptoms,

if

Comedian David Acer performed in the sanctuary on Oct. 23. is a veteran of the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

Acer

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)


Don’t

winter stop parties

let

The period between autumn and embarked upon us. Everything outside is brown and dull. But don’t fret, lots of things can be done inside, including throwing a theme party. Do you have friends? If so give them a call. You’ll need them for

know

the

plot

the party.

lines

from

the

Have each of your guests dress up like one of the

winter has

Now,

the

you can host. You don’t even have to be Martha Stewart to pull them off. Here are some fun party ideas that will keep you and your friend

movies,

since

you’ll need to inform your guests

on how to dress appropriately. During the movie, after an interest-

is

in Goldfinger,

ranch where taking over the world,

someone

is

woman named

Pussy Galore

your bar along with the

although

it

would

help.

fun party,

Select a few of your favourite

James Bond movies. One from each decade is recommended.

a main

the pieces of paper in a hat and

the different parts of the meal.

You’re going to need refreshments at your party. Pop is fun, but

you can’t cook find someone who can to do it for you. Your 007 party will surely be a

people cooking desserts and only

you may want

success if

twist to the situation.

An

up.

make

some

to research

it is

The next

you are an avid Bond fan you

For example you don’t want four

one main

Have

planned properly.

party will require

some

culinary expertise.

are going to

appetizers,

If

other drinks for your guests. If

observe the different

dish.

the guests bring their pre-

pared dishes to your

home

ready to

By Tannis Wade accidentally

the controversial show.

contains

tune in one night

of violence, extremely coarse language and nudity. Sorrte adults may be offended by the con-

and have a heart

“I was impressed when I heard Canada was airing it,” said

attack!

Imperioli.

According to Liane Faulder of the

twice

intended for children.

It

scenes

tent.

View

discretion

is

strongly

advised.

Edmonton

Are you going to watch and see what is coming on after a warning like that? I did and now I’m hooked and addicted to CTV’s coverage of The Sopranos, Sunday and Monday nights. In

a

bold and unprecedented

CTV

move,

airing

is

the

show

uncut and uncepsored, after receiving consent from the Canadian

Broadcast

Standards

Council

Journal,

I’m

watching Sopranos

The with

more than two million other viewers in

My

Canada. brother,

States,

him

laughed

at

resides in the

me when

I

told

was watching season one on CTV last fall. He was watching season three on HBO, The I

(CBSC), a self-regulatory body by Canada’s private radio

Sopranos originating network.

and television broadcasters.

Gazette, David Chase, creator and

created

So

CTV

In

recent

a

article

from The

has shown season

writer

for

The Sopranos,

said

one and two of The Sopranos, a

CTV’s

decision to carry the

New York/New

uncut

during

show was

far,

Jersey mob-based

drama. The show focuses on mobboss Tony Soprano, his family, and his problems.

The writing

edgy, foul lan-

is

guage runs rampant, and Tony and his mobsters conduct their business in the

Bada Bing

strip joint.

•There are no bleeps over swearing and no fuzzy boxes over bare-

breasted strippers. I

worry

my

grandmother

may

prime

time

extraordinary.

“I’m gladdened whenever I see anything that resembles free speech or freedom of expression,’’ said Chase. Also, according to an Edmonton Journal article, Michael Imperioli, who plays.. Tony Soprano’s nephew Christopher on the show, said a main network like CBS, ABC or FOX would never carry

made me

David Acer

think

Oct.

27, a Kitchener

man

letter to the editor to the

Record, “A great mass of humanity continues to be mired in hope... needing our active conand we carry on giving our minds, time and affections over to vile and vacuous diversions like The Sopranos and Survivor.” Paul Earner, a third-year graphic design student, said The Sopranos is vile and unentertaining.

lessness

cern

...

“It’s

so crass,

I

people watch that

don’t

'

as'it

portion of that time has

kept causing

him problems.

“Because there is so much freedom you have to be self-

know how

disciplined in your

stuff,”

has an interesting plot because

of the conflict,” she said.

Whether The Sopranos is liked not, Hollywood is watching

may need

up

You

an accounting student as

a guest.

The person with the highest average wins a prize. ,

So just because there is nothing to do outside doesn’t mean you have to be bored. Take these suggestions into consideration and you and your friends will have a great time at parties that involve

more than

just loud

music

for small

groups of

lour or five people rather than laiee audiences, “It is a very iuri-

form of cnteitammcnt that can realh blow someone’s mind

tnafe

if

it is

done

in the right setting,”

Playing canls, coins

said Acer.

and olhci small objccLs are used for this fonn of magic.

The

kook}', cni/y-haircd

comic

spent most of the slunv interacting with the audience, which extreinel)

important

in

is

order to

eonncct with the crowd He performed a variet}' of great impressions, a few lowbrow' laughs and

one heck ut a gieal set. People seated closest

to

the

stage got the brunt of his attack.

At one point an audience member ended up with a pair of briefs on his lap after Acer struggled to pull them out of the leg of his pants. Overall Acer emits a real passion for his work. He becomes so

Having no bosses and so much freedom is the best part of the job according to Acer adding one must be self-disciplined in order it.

to succeed.

are not self-disci-

or

and rewarding the show. The show is nominated for 22

David Acer, Comedian

this year.

In an interview before the

show it

at

heart. “I lead three parallel lives actually.”

am

Acer said about

him.self. “I

a stand-up comedian,

1

do

magic shows, and I write for television.” He is nominated for two Gemini Awards for his work on the television show Popular Mechanics for Kids. Close-up magic is all in the hands and uses skillful co-ordination. Acer prefers to perform clo.se-up

“Because there is so much freehave to be self-disciplined in your writing, promoting and working on your craft,” he .said. “You W'on’t excel if you are

dom you

plined.”

Acer spoke of his career and was obvious he is a clown

>•

finished add

is

involved with his- routine it is obvious he loves every minute of

promoting and working on your craft. You won’t excel if you writing,

said she likes the show.

Emmys

A

been spent here at Conestoga College. Acer shared sonic of his crazy antics when he preformed in the Sanetuary on Oct. 23 to the lunchtime crowd. Acer best de.scnbes hts style of comedy as iinprediciabic and spontaneous. Ho proved his statement many limes during the -45aiUHue ishvw. The sweating and red-faced comic made a few good jokes about the microphone stand

he said. However, Julia Poje, a first-year computer programming student, “It

h.l^ beeii peiti'iiii-

1

qnds.

since its premier in 1999. However, it has also received its share of poor reviews.

On

the feast

magic shows

ing as a comcdtan for 12 years, four nuMilhs. iliiec iwo hours, seven nunutcs and *5 set

about Canadians. They seem very low-key.” The show has a cult following and has won countless awards

wrote in a

who

“It

Once

Acer’s comedy is unpredictable

out on limb

not

is

Have

and binge drinking.

eat.

The Sopranos

Warning! This program

be judging each other’s a scorecard and pen ready for each of your guests. You will judge the food on colour, whether it’s eatable, the aftertaste and so on. Feel free to add some of your own categories. Make the total score out of 30 for each dish. will

the scores and take an average.

your friends.

little

CTV goes with

down

the dishes served in the movies for

example would be Bond hitting on a girl and not being able to hook

this

write

ingredient on a piece of paper. Put

want to make main dishes and desserts. The number of people competing in the cook-off will determine how many people cook

While you are taking notice of

Serve each dish individually as

you

food.

Have each one

You

martini.

DVD

ing scene, pause the tape or

time of year.

throw

potluck.

what.

at

types of food he eats. Try to

to

really a glorified

them

him a mint julep.

the drinks

Bond

is

Take note of the different drinks served in the movies and feature

serves

own

James

Chef competition

draw a main ingredient, which you must each use in your dish. Next you will draw the names of your guests to assign who makes

this

and recreate the scene adding your

like

while

at a lovely

entertained throughout this drab

The 007 You don’t even have to

Iron

Gather up a bunch of your friends.

For example

Bond

You’ll need to

The

This party

a martini.

different

movies.

there are several different

types of soirees

from

characters

will notice when he is with a guest he will sometimes go a little wild and indulge with a drink other than

not self-di.sciplined.”

The hardest thing about being a comic who travels around a lot is maintaining and starting relationships.

“When you

are on the road for months out of the year it makes relationships that you arc

six

in difficult,"

he said, adding

if

you aren't in a relationship being on the road makes it hard to start one up. “And remember, there is always the threat of herpes.”


New By

Julie

steakhouse gets thumbs-up

Graham

Sports World complex and golf

specialty is focused on Australia and its food. Although I’ve never been to Australia to know if the food is the same, the atmosphere is a nice change from the often bland Caseys, Kelseys and Swiss

dome

Chalets.

down

Driving

Highway

towards Cambridge notieed

the

8

summer,

of a beside the

right

Kitchener.

The more times 1 drove past site the more I recognized building.

words

I

construction

new building in

this

Finally,

heard

I

made my

that

the

I

saw

other

the

the

Outback’s, but realized this was not going to be a cheap evening

buds

taste

Upon opening the menu, same options as

the

cry out in delight, “It's going to be

out.

an Outback Steakhouse.”

Having eaten in the States,

my I

chance

at a

I

few Outback’s

The Outback’s main theme and

couldn't wait for

to dine there again.

my

got

finally

chance two

speciality

weeks ago and was not disapAccording to our waitress, since the Outback’s grand opening on Aug. 28, the restaurant has been packed full of patrons every night. On Saturday nights the wait can be up to two hours, she said. Luckily, the

Wednesday night my

boyfriend and

went, the restau-

I

was not busy. However we did opt

rant

to sit at a

bar table (smaller table with service)

is

instead

same

of waiting

10

minutes for a booth. The Outback’s main theme and

Australia

and

its

food. Nevertheless,

I

was

there for the

Outback’s famous Bloomin’ Onion, a deep-fried must-have. It’s a huge onion, sliced into fries and coated with a spicy batI

don’t even like onions but will

spicy

my

this

dipping

a pricey start but

Like being in a foreign country, Outback’s menu can be a little hard to decipher, offering up items such as the Walkabout Soup, Kookaburra Wings, Jackeroo Chops and Toowoomba the

Pasta.

However, each item is explained detail and staff are a great help, offering any details on the enticing menu. Since the Bloomin’ Onion did in

indeed ruin ner,

I

my

appetite for din-

decided to have the lighter

Chook-N-Caesar Salad,

a basic caesar salad with a grilled chicken

Although very tasty for the first few bites, it became a little bland after a while. My boyfriend opted for the Prime Rib at a hefty $18.99 for an eight-ounce portion.

appetizer with

sauce

and ruin

The Outback Steakhouse,

located at 100 Sports World Dr., offers an excellent selection of meals in an atmosphere that is better than offered by most bar-and-grill restaurants. (Photo by JuHe Graham)

With the same problem as me, how good it was but soon found the flavor

her take our payment and noticed

dish the Bloomin’ Onion.

other waitresses, sitting at tables with patrons, yapping on while

have!

gone.

the people tried to eat.

he commented on

Our

ter.

wolf down

it’s

breast on top for $8.99.

focused on

pointed.

At $6.99,

well worth the money.

ly

waitress’s

fairly friend-

and talkative but took her

time

We

Regardless slow service,

of our

I would recommend The Outback Steakhouse to any-

waited 10 minutes to have

one, and I have, droning on for hours about their awesome onion

bill.

telling

you

-

However, keep waitress’s

for refills

when we asked

and the

dinner without thinking twice.

was

I’m

cheapest steak

it

in

is

a must-

mind

the

$21.99 and other main items are over $20. You’ll need to save your money is

or save the visit for

one else

when some-

is paying.

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SPOKE,

Nov.

5,

2001

— Page 17

X-rated hypnotist to perform at Stages

A

By Tannis Wade

survival

You’re getting sleepy, so sleepy you can’t keep your eyes open any

These words are usually the last thing that one remembers before going under the hypnotist’s longer.

spell. If this sort

of thing appeals to

you, you’re in luck. Tony Lee, a professional hypnotist,

is

perform-

ing at Stages nightclub on Nov. 7.

Jon Olihski, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) president, said Lee usually this

performs right on campus but year he is filming the event in

“There are not many hypnotism shows and I’ve heard that Lee is the best in the business. It is also something dilferent for students to do instead of going to the bar,” Olinski

advance because the show is He added Lee recently performed at the University of Waterloo to a near sellout crowd. “We were lucky that we even got

said.

a date with Lee,” he said.

Another interesting and unique aspect of Lee’s performances

is

The show has lots of sexual content and can get very racy. Olinski said people under they are X-rated.

hypnosis could be made to do things such as humping a chair. “It is not the kind of hypnotism you would' use as therapy, it is more for

hopes of starting a T'V show in the new year. Since the college does

fun,” said Olinski.

not house

in the CSI office in the Sanctuary. Advance prices are $6 per ticket but

all

of the technical

requirements for a good quality

show is being held downtown Kitchener.

taping the Stages,

at

Tickets are available for purchase

can be purchased

door for $8. Olinski recommends buying tickets at the

in

This makes

extremely popular.

dents to get there and arrive safely. Olinski said having the event

popular entertainment for a

“He

is

lot

of

colleges and universities and

was

almost booked solid for the entire semester.”

The CSI organized the event about three months ago but was still

in coiTtract negotiation until the

it

easier for

some

downtown would make

it

stu-

more

convenient for students to attend. “For some people it will be a lot

them to get downtown than to get to the college,” he said. easier for

Grand River Transit runs buses more frequently and later to the downtown core than to the college. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show is

scheduled to

start at

10 p.m. Lee

real

story By Kathleen Deschamps Survivor in Africa

is still

continu-

ing to dominate the ratings. People

may

call

not.

The 16 people who

it

reality television, but

it

is

are taking

part in the adventure are never in

last

week of October. Final decisions had to be made regarding

will

perform for two hours. “That is a good length of show for an enter-

real danger. In the year

event location and equipment need-

tainer,” Olinski said.

Andes Mountains, and 16 managed to escape alive. The situation was

ed to make the show a success. Like many of the campus activi-

— ties

Afterwards the venue will once again become a nightclub and guests can stay and enjoy the atmosphere. “You can

organized by the CSI, there will be bus transportation to Stages

make a

leaving from the student residence.

want

really full night of

to,” said Olinski.

it if

you

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The book has some the

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struggles.

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similarities to

Survivor.

series

People were essentially dropped into the middle of nowhere and forced to survive the elements. Unlike the show though, the players

were not voted off. Human lives were lost in the real life tragedy and only the strong and determined

managed

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to escape with their lives.

their

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into

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the mountain, they did and the 16 left were rescued. The seemed unbelievable, and

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real.

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Page 18

— SPOKE, Nov.

5,

2001

Sports

Regular season boring It’s

Major League Baseball has eome

way

eially the

in

over 100 years, espe-

World

game into

but rather

what

is

recent years

has

sional baseball for the rest of their

watching as heavy hitters Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa slammed the ball over the fence. Regular season play has usually been somewhat of a drag to watch

life.

The World

it

gradually formed

seen today. The newly

made game was not as interesting as it is now. Baek then home runs were scarce because pitching was the strongpoint, not offence.

With famous pitchers

like

Cy

Young and Walter Johnson in the early 1900s, it is no wonder home runs were rarely seen. Also, the

has been hitting that

the nine players involved as they

were banned from playing profes-

Series.

did not start out as an invented

It

game

the World Series everyone eagerly awaits

By Mike Sperling

a long

He’s got

Series did not evolve

1903 where one team from the National League and one team until

from the newly formed American League would play each other for the championship title. Baseball got more exciting offensively when well-known sluggers like Babe Ruth, Lou Gehilg and Joe DiMaggio stepped up to the plate.

it

become

a

especially since the strike

fans’

Most Canadians can remember when the Toronto Blue Jays won World Series back-to-back. A run to win the World Series almost a dream come true, just

home

ball forever.

game more. And after the Second World War travel was made easier for the players

ask Joe Carter.

because of jets. Each year one aspect or another

a game-winning

is

pitching, others

Some it

years

is hitting.

it

In

the

year.

the

highlights baseball.

kill

World Series however has proven to be the games to watch every

During the two World Wars Canada and the U.S. as night games influenced

The scandal was a well-organized Sox to throw the World Series in order to make more money from gamblers. The plan worked for the first little while but blew up in the faces of

to

support of the sport. The

baseball swept across

plan by the Chicago White

1994 players

which seemed

Black Sox scandal in 1919 changed the perspective of base-

the

worth

spectacle

is

It is

make

the hits and the pitching that the

game

intriguing.

home

Whether

run or a

spectacular catch, both are special ingredients that

make

the

World

Series so interesting.

.Aaron Leppington. a Conestoga College student, bumps the ball after a serve during an intramural volieybatl game Oct.

Wednesday from 6:30

24. Volleyball runs every

to 9:30 p.m,

(Photo by Vanessa Lays)

Hockey team on losing end of stick By Vanessa Laye

only getting four penalties compared to Cambrian’s 12, but

Conestoga’s hockey team came up short against Cambrian College

Rickwood said last year’s team would accumulate approximately

losing 6-4 in their in

first

game

league

Sudbury, Oct. 27.

Starting off in

Condor rookie Brent McDermid

game

played a high calibre

said

Greg Rickwood, coach of the Condors.

He

got four points (three

McDermid

goals and one assist).

was a former junior B player

for

the Waterloo Siskins, but decided

Conestoga

to play for

year

at the

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6-2.

went in to finish off the game. Hopkins played a solid outing (no goals .scored) od, but

in the third peri-

was pulled with a minute

and a half

the

left in

the

man

the

Condors

game

to gain

advantage. Hopkins was starting goalie in the

second half of

year's season.

last

The Condors

didn't score in the

third

period but

Rickwood

said

they

definitely

dominated

the

of shots on net. Cambrian had a

play.

of 37 shots and Conestoga was right behind them with 3.3. With the competitiveness of the

positive

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half with a score

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With five returning players, the team is mostly made up of rookies.

team

goals in the

college level. “Getting

said

talented

was rookie

of 3-1. Cambrian put on the pres-

start to the season.

“We

net

Jason Lafortune, one of Conestoga’s three goalies. With Sudbury being his hometown, he had an advantage of knowing the ice and some of his opponents. The Condors were down by two

in his last

believes the team

Play

15 a game.

that a

is

it

rare

team would win a game by

(

live or six goals.

"There

amount

be close games, a

w'ill

up Rickwood. toss

for

of

the

win."

said

the

least

"Usually, penalties

game." The Condors

wins lost

the

despite

He

said the overnight trip

experience.

was a “The

overnight stay

and bus ride to Sudbury made the players closer as a team." he said, adding it gave them a chance to get to know one another better. “It was team unity." he said.

Conestoga's next against Seneca

home game

on Nov.

recreation centre

at

is

15 at the

7:30 p.m.


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SPOKE,

Lack

may

Fans of the Montreal Expos finally

have seen

their

Major

last

League Baseball game in Montreal. Rumours have been rampant for the past

few years

that

Montreal would

be losing their team due to poor attendance.

According

to the

Windsor

Star,

a

“highly placed baseball executive”

Major League baseball would announce after the World stated

fans. The Expos barely drew over 600,000 fans in the entire 2001 season. Because of poor fan support over the years the Expos have had to trade their best players once they

baseball

that

became too expensive.

Star players

such as Pedro. Martinez, Randy Johnson and Larry Walker all played for Montreal at one point or another but their most successful seasons have

come

Many

of the great players that

have jettisoned out of Montreal give credit to Alou for helping to shape

Because

poor fan support over the years the Expos

have had

of

to trade

their best players

once they became

Series that the Montreal Expos, as

such as Boston, Seattle and Colorado. One of the worst blows to the

well as the Florida Marlins, would be

Expos franchise came during the

their careers.

dismantled before the 2002 season.

2001 season when highly thought of manager Felipe Alou was fired.

Alou cannot be blamed for the Expos struggles. For the past five or

It

comes

as

no surprise

to

most

in places

too expensive.

six years - and especially this year he has been putting a team on the field that

current

Jeffrey Loria

did spend a

By Marc Hulet

opened a

camp and

lot

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a Canadian

I

am

appalled that

we

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are two different piayers points,

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new six-year contract the Raptors can look forward to him concentrating entirely

on scoring points.

acquired Hakeem Olajuwon could very well have a

Newly

on Carter - in both the score sheet and as a mentor. As a future Hall of Famer, Olajuwon should bring a lot of wisdom and experience to Carter and. the other Raptors - even if his 38year-old body doesn’t hold up for the entire 82-game schedule. positive affect

The Raptors

shelled out big dol-

lars to retain these guys.

Antonio Davis — with one foot in Orlando when last season ended — was convinced to stay in Toronto by the large paycheck offered. And it didn’t hurt that Orlando lacked the funds to meet his demands. Either way, Davis brings experience and skill to the forward position for the Raptors.

Alvin Williams had a solid playoff last season and he was rewarded with a long-term deal in the off-

the greatest basketball coaches of all

time

in

Lenny Wilkens. Behind the bench the Raptors have one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time in Lenny

could very well have

He is a solid guard who averaged 9.8 points and 5.0 assists a

experience and more than 1,200 wins to every Raptors game.

a positive

game during

For the first time in Toronto Wilkens has a team with the skills needed to translate his knowledge and experience into winning ball games. It won’t be easy for the Raptors this season. They will need to stay at the top of their game and they will need to stay healthy. If all goes well for Toronto they should be poised for a strong ilm at the championship title.

(Vince) Carter

...

as a mentor.

year’s regular

season.

Jerome Williams also signed a hefty long-term contract in the off-

season.

With Carter entering the upper echelons of basketball players he will need someone to keep him grounded.

Fans should also be elated to see Antonio Davis, Alvin Williams and

Jerome Williams returning.

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will

work mostly

spelling

Alvin

off the

Williams

unless injuries pop up.

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As Canadians and sports fans it is up to us to support our remaining Canadian professional sports teams and see to it that our national pride and identity aren’t lost.

one respect it’s good that the Expos may be leaving. I’m tired of watching them flounder each year.

mates and create a perfect counterbalance with Olaju won’s veteran

team.

the

is

thing we, as a country, need.

viduality to the United States.

playoff-bound

a solid,

last

are losing our identity and our indi-

team, albeit on the bench. His youthful enthusiasm should rub off on some of his older team-

for

disap-

under-achieving players such as Hideki Irabu and Graeme Lloyd.

For the first time since the Toronto Raptors inception into the NBA, fans have a chance to root

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bought the Montreal Expos he promised to spend more money to help

Off-season signings give Raptors skills to win title Fans have chance

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— SPOKE, Nov.

5,

2001

News

Networking important By Jody Andruszkiewicz

ondary students are

in the heart

of

Conference fees are paid for

Contrary to popular belief, going to a

conference

isn’t

all

fun and

games.

On

fees

so

student

leaders must be judicious in

second Canadian Academic Roundtable Oct.

25-28,

the

(CART) conference was Representing

student

unions

in

post-secondary educa-

tion.

Topics ranged from classroom

talk’’

would be

discouraged. Surprisingly, ing this

down

it’s

down over

In

some

instances, student lead-

from large

institutions

with

million-dollar budgets can afford to

go

to

However

many

conferences.

this is the exception, not

the norm.

Many

student leaders

who go

to

conferences go to find answers to the questions they cannot answer

on

their

own.

Sessions ran from 9:30 a.m. to

working with administration. On occasion discussions got heated, but at any conference like

4:30 pm., after which some down time was needed. It was stressful

of post-sec-

schools or yelling and screaming at

hearing about horror stories at other

dur-

time a great deal of

ets.

evaluations and online learning to

this the best interests

“shop

during

work gets done. Delegates

ers

from across Canada, delegates descended upon one of the most beautiful cities in Canada to learn, discuss and debate academic

how

leisure time

that

they spend their conference budg-

held in

Halifax.

issues

through student

each other for hours on end.

One would assume

every delegate.

sit

a dinner or a beverage and discuss the events of the day in a private and quiet setting. Ideas that might not have come out during sessions surface because delegates have time to think about what they’ve heard through the

day. It’s

usually over a cold beer that

lasting

friendships

student leaders

for

are

forged,

though some might disagree with student leaders “partying” while students are paying for them to work.

However, student leaders cannot discuss academic policies for 12

Come check us

hours a day. Student leaders arc first and foremost students. They like

still

to

do normal student means seeing the

every problem,

activities. If that

city during to a bar to

simply

down time or going out have a casual beverage,

student leaders agree that sions are not missed

able to enjoy

some

it

ses-

if

tions

But delegates don’t come home empty-handed. Student leaders write reports about what they

tation

and perhaps the a conference

the

is

is

Everyone

how

to

students

improve condion campus is

Making

fee.

also important.

is

learn as much as you can your students or there will

Those students who go

to confer-

ences go knowing they have a mission to accomplish. They return

knowledge and has been

the

cases that

case.

be hell to pay.

Additionally,

largest benefit to

networking

-

to help

student leader at a conference can

become informed.

many

Conferences are often considered To a degree that is true. But with that perk comes a high expec-

who

be talked about so anyone

in

the

unions

the solutions to

worth the conference

perks.

interested in the activities of a

for

contacts

learned during their time at the conference. Sessions are expected is

not

leader and

private time.

to

student all

learns from everyone. The knowledge brought back from a conference on how to succeed as a student

accept-

is

some

While

believe they have

armed with the knowledge

that

done.

to help

their students.

Boarding a plane wasn’t so bad

out

By Jody Andruszkiewicz John Denver said it best. “All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. I’m standing here outside your door. I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.” On Oct. 25 I boarded a plane to Halifax for a national conference on academics. I have to say it

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was a rather intimidating task too. Based on the events of Sept. 11,1 admit that I was really hesitant about getting on a plane again. I flew to Calgary in June. I had no problems getting on that plane. Security at Pearson wasn’t particularly fan-

When I flew out of Calgaiy, it was a pretty laid back process of getting onto my plane to come home. On Oct. 25^ things were rather different, yet disturbingly similar. I’d heard horror stories about peo-

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ple flying in the post-Sept.

1 1

mine was searched

on a

six times

An

associate of

flight

from Dublin

era.

to Toronto. I was told that airport officials were asking people on domestic flights to arrive three hours before their scheduled departure time due to extra security proce-

dures.

When

got to the ticket desk, they asked

I

same questions about packing they always

me

ask.

the

Here

I was, expecting my Joe Boxers to be exposed to the world, and the only thing they did differently at the desk was, ask for photo identification.

Once was asked for. My carry-on luggage was scanned. My camera, which is considered an electronic device and which should have been Security gets different at the metal detector.

again, photo identification

scanned, wasn’t.

When

SPOKE

I

boarde^ the plane, they checked my photo and then once more before I

identification at the desk

is

now

got to

online at

seat.

was over when wrong. Getting off the plane, I had my identification checked again. You’d think they knew who I was by this time. Fast forward to my Oct. 28 departure day. I was expecting Pearson all over again. In the realm of airI

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figured the identification checking

I

landed in Halifax.

Man was I

I wouldn’t make a lot of money. desk was the same as Pearson. And

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at the

once again

my

this point

was

know who 1

I I

photo identification was checked. At thinking, man, everyone is going to am by the time I leave.

and behold my photo idenwas beginning to sense a tiend.

airived at security and lo

tification

was checked.

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But wait, my prognostication skills once again let me down. I went through the metal detector and no identifi1 was going to get to the plane hassle free. This time airport security checked my cam-

cation check.

Not

likely.

era.

When

tification

With

it was time to boaid the plane, no photo idenwas asked for. Leaving the plane, same thing.

all

the security differences going on,

I

don’t

know what to expect the next time I fly. But hey, who knows, maybe they figured out who I am and were being nice to me.


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