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— No. 69

33rd Year

Posties not scared by anthrax By Laurie Vandenhoff

Since the disease began appearing in mail-handling facilities in

The phrase “don’t kill the messenger” has taken on a whole new

the U.S., Canada Post executives have created information packages and safety procedures for employ-

meaning for postal workers across ^orth America. Since anthrax began infecting U.S. postal service

ees.

Canada Post employees are becoming educated on what

employees, safety concerns have among people working in mail-handling facilities. risen

Fears escalated after two postal service employees in

If an employee discovers a suspicious package, they must not handle it and are to isolate the area to

Washington

died from inhalation anthrax that

was contracted through mail.

was

tainted

A New York processing plant

also forced to close after four

,

and making several addresses staff from supervisors regarding

ture to

the anthrax scare.”

cators

I Sent

Ann

tsosworth, a Canada Post employee, uses rubber gloves while sorting mail. Employees can use the gloves as a safety precaution against anthrax, but many mail sorters think they slow down the process. (Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff) iviary

An

Pat

“People

St.

John, a vicerpresident at

Conestoga College and head of applied

arts, said local

and industries were

in

businesses

need of

stu-

The new

relations.

Continued on Page 2

have the

would have

Students need proper job training

PAGE

and copy and plan and complete campaigns. Additional advanced skills that will be taught include: buying media, account management and strategy

carry

needed, so they

train

out

design production.

The public

them,”

he

properly

program communicate

relations

order to build a long-

icsull

lont;

as the college holds

its

VJP/( IP da\

The c»enr

is

also

known

.is

Program/ College Inlormation Progiam day. it will be held on Nov 14 and is design^ tb let elementary and secondary students learn about potenVisitor

tial

Colleges from

have bcxiths

will

to explore ’

all

set

times will

their

ovei Ontario

up

for students

post-sccoudary

and program options.

The event

requires

from within the school

Classes from various programs

have

iJie busie.st

long

'

be between 11:15 and 12:15 p.m. She added p.irking will not be ’affected because students will be anising on bu.scs and people will be emi7loyed to direct traffic.

Inlbimation

scholastic choices.

Doon

Stroh said -

in

volunteers to

perfonn

jobs like organizing parking

in

be cancelled to accommodate the influx of stu-

order for the day to run smoothly.

dents in the building.

to

at

will

The event

to

attracts students

from

“We

are looking for volunteers

do piep work, set-up and

organize information packages,” said Stroh. “It

counties.

ly beneficial for marketing stu-

gram

izer

will

focus

on

writing

management

communication, journalism, marketing and public relations.

The

the

class size will be proportion-

college what needed to be taught to

al to

the students.

already in existence.

“We went through the curriculum and we talked about the needs of

“We’re looking at between 30 and 32 students each year,” St. John said. “We’re really looking at

community, as well as the employment prospects and put the program together,” he said. St. John thinks the new programs

ma\

term relationship between organizations and their public. The pro-

principals. Students will also study

tell

It

Wellington. Waterloo and Perth

in

Last spring a program development committee was formed from people in the advertising and pubrelations professions to

iijnii.ll

'

should be prepared'

-h'". iai«.elUtit'ns and

u'l

lineUp.s

advertising

research and quality

the

4

to

write

said.

lic

COMMENTARY

skills

looking

develop

to

Program

Miiuevci

Students at Conestoga College's

Dwm cantpus

programs have been

will teach students to

“Employers were taking people out of business programs that didn’t

by the schools of

students

low

shaped parcels with

lineups at lunch time.

advertising program

media plans,

dents with training in advertising

and public

teach

will

in

soft spots or bulges.

number of appli-

who have been

countries.

postage

golden opportunity for students

going elsewhere in the province,” he said.

advertising program could

be starting as early as the fall of 2002. And a public relations program could follow in the fall of 2003.

on

visible

I Misspelled words. I Irregularly

Visitor information

business and journalism. for advertising

from foreign

Excessive

I

cations received

‘m

Powdery substances

I

will not affect the

Conestoga College will be adding two new programs to the school of applied arts pending approval from the ministry and from the college’s board of governors.

of a suspicious package

the package’s exterior. I No return address.

two new programs

Daniel Roth

contamination.

includes:

By Sarah McGoidrick By

also instructed to report

ar.e

can investigate the situation. According to Canada Post, indi-

College awaits consent for

further

They that

,

letter carrier. “ I think they (the corporationj havei t&icxan the rtcccssary precautions by handing out litera-

prevent

the discovery to local authorities

machines were believed to be contaminated with anthrax.' Nearly 2,000 U.S. postal employees continue to be tested for anthrax, But what does this mean for the staff of Canada’s postal service? “Personally I’m not concerned,” said Cliff Murray, a Canada Post

Nuising not just filr

is, how it is contracted and vaccines can help.

anthrax

how

a

the other applied art programs

smaller

prestigious

Liaison officer and event organ-

Jan Stroh said the cancella-

tions are neces.sary because of the size

of the event.

’‘We have an influx of 2,500

.stu-

dents and guidance counsellors

and we rely on the faculty to lead the sessions,” said Stroh.

She added the college took great

program

rather than a large intake.”

Continued on Page 2

care in deciding which classes had to

be cancelled.

The information

would be especial-

dents and those interested in stu-

dent recruitment, it

who

could use

as experience.”

VIP/CIP will include an open house the evening of Nov. 1 3 for parents, students and the general public to view college displays from 24 colleges. The open house will take place in the recreation centre from 6 to 8 p.m.

sessions

will

Students wanting further intbr-

take place in the morning and will

mation can

likely not affect afternoon classes.

at 5

call

Conestoga College

1-9.748-5220 ext. 3656.


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— SPOKE, Nov.

12,

2001

Students Eat Smart By Shannon McBride

sweet and sour turkey

balls,

to pasta ravioli stufl^d

Five Conestoga

students

tested

eooking skills at a culinary competition on Oct. 24 at Waterloo their

toma-

with chick-

pea and Parmesan cheese and filo pastry with ripe olive and tofu stuffing.

The culinary competition drew

campus.

The students have taken a cialized course at the campus

spe-

several prestigious judges.

that

teaches healthy food practices. Eat

Garry Wiffin, the executive chef at the Waterloo Inn’s Rushes

Smart!, a provincial project

Restaurant, represented

initiat-

ed by the Waterloo regional health unit, created the course. Beth

nity

chefs.

Mary

commu-

Ellen Prange,

registered

dietitian

CPA/CP

looking for projects

the

for

of Regional Municipality Waterloo, represented the Eat Smart! advisory group and John

By Dwight

ment, represented the environmental health and lifestyles resources division of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Students in the computer proanalyst (CPA) and the computer programmer (CP) programs are looking for projects for their final semester at Conestoga

around

College.

The students had

competition.

make

to

it

healthier by decreasing the fat

prize winner.

He was

contest for the top eight group

customer tracking and ordering.

projects in the Blue

“We want students

it

do

to

and

real

work

they’d find first-

A

skills

Reicheld

it to be a chore because the scope of the work is so good,”

find

groups of three, students

In

seek clients in the business com-

to Christine

who made

wide variety of items including

a need for a

program

speeialized

sunflower and flax seeds. Instead

The other competitors created a

who have

munity

healthy waf-

of syrup, Reicheld made a quark cheese and strawberry puree. She won four place settings of flatware.

Scott said.

they’d

find in the industry,” Scott said.

using whole grain flour and

fles

skills

their

in

office, Scott said.

The

Stephen Tunney shakes hands with judge Garry Wiffin after winning first prize for his key lime pie in a culinary competition Oct. 24. The competition was part of an Eat Smart! course at Waterloo (Submitted photo) campus.

meet witfi the aaaJvse jjie. jprobleiTi

students then ..aixcL

the client

is

Kitchener.

facing.

'

concern

for

,

Some award-winning projects from the past few years include a program for people to buy tickets to the Guelph Little Theatre over the Internet, a managing scheduling system for the Guelph police and an ordering and customer tracking program for Moose restaurant in Winooski’s

'“The students need to leant altoiif the business so they can "make a program that vzill help '.-them”

No cause

V-

,

rare to design

and

install

In

,

Each grouj^bout 25 in all, will "then spend “tons of hours” designing the computer system to meet the business owner’s net'-ds. They write reports, a user manual and other system documentation so someone else can follow the instructions and do an update a few years down the road if need be, Scott said. One or two students from each group are

“It’s

a

I

employees are not concerned about

1

person has an area to focus on.”

;

Excessive binding, taping and

I

Addressed

PRIVATE

ONLY Still,

PERSONAL, TO BE OPENED as

BY. employees believe there

no reason their

or

to create

is

concern within

“You would be paranoid tened to everything,”

if

you

said

lis-

Steve

Canada Post employee for 17 years. “You have to sift through the information and get the fact from Foster, a

He

said that because of

the cases in the U.S., people have

taken precautions too

far.

Executives also understand that

concerns about the possibility of anthrax should not be overemphasized.

“We want that

to assure all

there have been

anthrax identified

in

pretty worried.

employees

no cases of

Canada since

We’re not

used to things like this happening,” said Mary Ann Bosworth, a letter

Avenue

carrier at the Third

workplace.

the hype.”

their safety.

“Fm

tying material.

distri-

bution centre.

Sanders, a 12-year Laura employee, agreed with her colleague’s concerns. “I’m thinking about wearing gloves. I’m concerned with mail machines getting contaminated in the U.S. because we get mail from them.” However, according to information on the Canada Post Web site, “anthrax particles must be the right size to become airborne and lodged in the lungs, instead of being breathed out. Thousands of them would have to be inhaled to infect Despite the absence of anthrax cases in Canada, the fear

is

very

real that a possibility exists.

mail to area mail-handling

Sanders and Bosworth agreed that an appearance of anthrax in a Canadian mail-handling facility would end their careers as letter

Still,

employees have been asked

to use extra protection to ensure their

own

safety.

Surgical gloves

chances are

it

would be

in the big-

Murray. “I’m sure if there was a case in Toronto, I would be more aware and more

ger

cities,” said

pens,

my

it

am

now. Until that hapreally isn’t in the front of

alert than

I

mind.”

To prevent any unnecessary concern, employees have been asked to “Until further notice, please do

not bring to work substances such as cornstarch, baby powder, foot

powder etc.,” said a recent e-mail from the corporation. Employees are also asked to use

common

sense

in

for

fel-

low employees and labelling pow-

To

offer

sympathy

for lost postal

Continued from Page

New

Oct. 30.

special

the U.S.

instructors will be hired to

for

That

is

not to say however, that

The corporation continues

safety

committee

is

also continuing

and precauensure workplace safety.

to create procedures

tions to

to deal

skills

in

the

advertising

industry,” he said, adding he

new program

“1 believe it’s

will

is

program will be popular and successful.” St. John has big plans for the two programs down the road.

relations

1

accommodate the new program. “The advertising program will run with two full-time faculty and some part-time faculty who have

in

nuisance.

22 years. “People arc capitalizing on the fears that are out there.”

work

they have done, he added.

two programs

and to help Canada Post employees deal with their own fears, flags were lowered to half-staff for three days and a moment of silence was observed on workers

fident the

Thomas, an employee

get jobs»in the workforce because

dery substances.

received.

said Steve

in

thing,” Scott said.

projects also help students

to start at college

develop. Their joint health and

I

whole

The

known

substances to avoid concerning

with employees’ concerns as they

think

each person has ah area to focus on, not

the workplace.

would panic

don’t

design and install a

Approval needed

because they arc isolated cases,”

“1

“It’s rare to

potential employers see the

There are 12 hours a week

when

project. In the industry

out.

impedes the mail-sorting process. Masks have also been deemed a

uation as less of a threat.

get

the

carriers.

However, there arc some employees who sec a Canadian anthrax sit-

the opportunity they

designing a project.

encouraged to help the business get the program working after graduation and work any bugs

and masks are available to employwho want to use them. However, staff members at the distribution centre on Third Avenue opt not to use gloves because it

ees

John Scott Scott said graduates ^preciate

avoid certain activities.

This includes cleaning-up

the victim.”

the scare began,” said a recent cfacilities.

For other employees, a Canadian outbreak would only force them to used extra protection. “If there was a case in Canada,

project.

the industry each

>

Continued from Page

room when

they decide the winner and they

students to do real

work assoeiated with students chose to

from the busi-

“I’ve been in the

Scott,

CPA professor “We want

set of judges

project.

John

His prize was a

Second prize went

beside

community award two $450 prizes to the two groups that present, what they feel, is the best

the

in

the only stu-

bread sheer.

The remaining make appetizers.

Room,

ness

industry.”

lime pie with yogurt,

crust.

takes eight to 12

manage aspects

low-fat condensed milk and a gra-

ham wafer

it

of business like staff scheduling,

dent of the five to create a dessert.

He made key

a very short time. In

the college cafeteria.

increasing the fibre content.

Stephen Tunney was the

is

the industry

to

take a traditional recipe of their

choice and modify

programs’

Professor John Scott said

er applications to

sen to participate in the optional

as well, Scott said.

months to develop projects like these,” he added. At the end of each semester, the CPA and CP programs hold a

CPA

4 students were cho-

it

“Four months to develop these

students learn to develop comput-

ter.

program and

they have to juggle other courses

grammer

teaching the course this semes-

1

the students’ schedule dedicated

Irwin

to developing the

program co-ordinator of the food and beverage management program at Waterloo campus,

Five of the

semester

for next

Yan, public health inspector of the community health depart-

Esenbergs.

is

students

con-

be well

going to be a very popular and successful program,” he said. “1 also believe the public

“One of my visions for the future would be to take the programs we offer

now and

put together a four-

year applied arts degree program called integrated communications,”

he said.

The degree program would combine various

skills

from

applied arts programs.

all

the


SPOKE, Nov.

— Page 3

2001

12,

Conestoga student gets dream job By Derek Lester For many residents of small towns, living in a big city like

New

York

always just be a

will

dream.

But for Conestoga College graduate Brooke Benninger, that dream is a reality. It all began when the 21-yearold resident of Hanover, a town with a population of 7,000, had an internship at the Ricki Lake show in New York, which ran from January of this year until May, in order to complete the broadcasting program at Conestoga College.

Benninger also applied Sally Jessy Raphael

to

show and

said. “After

my

0-Town

$100 to take to the store to buy candy for the guests, to have in

Benninger said the show also had funny drag queens, who made

their

rooms.

great

Benninger

said.

have some trouble picking out wigs, since I had no idea what

The

“I did

all

its

“I

Conestoga College graduate Brooke Benninger, like many others,

did not realize the brutality of

the attack right away.

to stick

Benninger’s

first

One

around

at that time.

work

21 -year-old

But while Benninger was

that

few happened,”

in

Englewood, N.J., which is about 26 kilometres from the World Trade Center. The reality of what happened

intern-

ing at Ricki Lake, she met the vice-president of programming for

plane

lives

visa in

time though, so I wasn’t able to take the job,” she said.

morning didn’t

hit

Benninger

I sat

down

and watched

all

in front of the

the

news

TV

reports,”

she said. “I felt sick to

my

stomach think-

ing about

all

ple

were inside the World

that

the thousands of peo-

Trade Center.” Benninger said the television

sta-

tions kept replaying the tape of the

towers collapsing, and all she could think about was that many people were going to be dead “It

was

terrifying

and sad,” she

added.

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She said they got along quite and she loved Allegra’s baby boy Kamron Samiian, so she was hired to be Samiian’s nanny in well,

New York. “I am now

living in her house,

and

working as her full-time nanny,” Benninger said. Lake also just happens to be Samiian’s godmother, so

“He was such a funny and sweet hung out with him at work and we joked

Trade Center. She was wrong. “For a few short days 1 considered myself to be very lucky not to be personally affected by this tragedy,” she said. “I didn’t

know

anyone who worked in the World Trade Center, or anywhere near it.” About a week after the terrorist attacks, a friend told Benninger that a security guard from the Ricki Lake show, Brian Cannizzaro, who she knew from doing an internship there from January until May, was one of the missing people. Cannizzaro also happened to be a firefighter.

around a

lot. I

didn’t accept that he

was dead.” Benninger said she was in denial and waited for some miracle to happen, for him to still be alive. She said she remembers a conversation she had with him once about being a

“He

her (Lake) a lot better since the end of my internship because of

my new job.” Benninger said she is happy with what she is doing now, but would like to

become

a personal assistant

to a celebrity.

“The family I live with has a lot of good contacts in show business,” she added. .

“I was told that if the terrorist were going to do an inhalatic anthrax attack it would have to bv someplace underground, but that

could just be paranoia,” she added. United States President George

W. Bush

urging people to go on

is

with their lives as they normally

Benninger

did,

said, but

it

is

so

when some of

especially

hard,

Osama

firefighter.

me

Benninger has a strong relationship with Lake now. She said, “I have gotten to know

attacks

1 1

guy,” she said. “I always

wasn’t until early afternoon,

“It

when

^

Ricki

show in New York. Benninger interned at show from January May of 2001 (Submitted photo)

by Sept.

for a couple of hours.

just a

minutes after it Benninger said. “At first I didn’t understand the severity of what just occurred, so I went about my daily routine.”

internship

at

“I couldn’t get a

the

Conestoga student Brooke Benninger stands with the set of the Ricki Lake

Ricki Lake, she was offered a job at the Judge Hatchet show, which is a New York Citybased court show. The season was over at Ricki Lake, so there wasn’t any chance

to

heard about the

The

reputation.

act at all like a stuck-up celebrity.”

intern affected crash into Tower

and the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Sept. 11 didn’t do anything to

money. Benninger said the staff was great, as was Ricki Lake herself. “She is really sweet, and doesn’t

said.

New York the world,

staff ended up buying the drinks for the night because they knew the interns had very little

After

Her favourite guest was

the interns

The

was done

had

that

she said.

staff,

take the guests to the bathroom, outside to smoke, and bring them lunch and coffee. “Basically we were around to keep the guests happy,” she

of her internship.

strengthen

different

look after the guests,” she said.

interns

knew

were there to learn. A few weeks into the internship, some of the interns went out for drinks where they met some of the

New York,

over

staff

“Because of the nature of our shows, guests had to be separated from each other, and when they had to leave their rooms, someone from the staff always had to be

The

the rest

“They were

show were

with them.”

she got to look after some guests during a taping of a show. Benninger had a lot of responsi-

was hard.”

staff at the

“Interns were the lucky ones to

and opened mail, and afterward,

in

The

Benninger’s biggest job was looking after the guests on the show.

of the offices. Later on in the day she helped out in the audience department

it

to all the interns,

departments.

The first day of the internship was fairly simple as she met the other interns, and then took a tour

groupie, so

said.

be very good at getting around on the subway.” She also helped out with the audience, field shoot and travel

to work.”

I

her laugh all day. such divas.”

“I got to

interview at Ricki

New York City has never been regarded as the safest place to live

really cool and played it cool when I was around them, but I am a total

she said.

went to see a taping of the show, and it just seemed like a fun place

By Derek Lester

“They were

“One time I had to go buy wigs for a makeover show,” Benninger

errands she ran

and I was Benninger

show dui^ng

said.

Once a week she also had to make a candy run. She was given

the

I

bilities at the

“I loved when 0-Town came because I got to be their assistant person for the day,” Benninger

totally hot.

the

right after the interview

of surprised,”

music group 0-Town.

ing shows, and dropped off tapes at the post-production facility.

makes a good wig.” There were tons of

Montel Williams show, and even though she was offered an intern position with both those shows as well, she chose to work on the Ricki Lake show. “I was offered the internship kind

She handled letters and phone messages from potential audience members and guests wanting to be on the show. She ran errands to the music store to get music for upcom-

bin Laden’s followers live

New York.

he got scared every time he went to work, but he gets to be a hero everyday, and that makes it all worthwhile,” Benninger said. “Something that people have to

to die, and she thinks that Afghanistan will just retaliate with

remember

another attack on the U.S.

told

that

that

is

the

all

rescue

workers were true heroes that day because they all ran into the buildings to save lives, they

they might not

make

it

knew

that

close to

Benninger doesn’t agree with

bombing Afghanistan because she doesn’t want any innocent people

Benninger keeps a picture of Cannizzaro beside her bed, and she said she will always remember

Benninger watched a movie

ond, and

life

the tragedy of the attacks that will

how

comparison

said

she has had to

daily routine. “1

used to go into the city once a week with the baby I look after,” she said. “But

it is

just too scary to

think about

has changed.

about the things

think

used to get

always loom

Benninger change her

made her

it

how much “1

in the city,

a

couple of weeks ago that had the World Trade Center in it for a sec-

him.

With her friend on her mind, and

there will be another day of

if

attacks,” she said.

out alive,

but they went in anyway.”

always wake up wonder-

“I will

ing

me

upset,

stupid and to

and

1

that

realizi

they are

little

what

iti

happenec

.”

Sept.

1

1

Benninger said she was used U car horns, and peoph always being in a hurry. Now the city is somber and quiet. hearing

think of what might happen, so he

“1 really

don't think that

life will

hasn't been into the city since the

ever

attacks.”

“People from war countries used Ic fiee to America to be safe, but now

Benninger said she also doesn't on the subways anymore.

ride

it

be

seems

the

like

same,”

nowhere

she

saiu.

is .safe.”


— SPOKE, Nov.

Page 4

12,

2001

Students must receive proper job training College and university students need to ensure they get

when beginning new jobs. Many students feel powerless to stand up to employers who they feel are not providing proper safety training because they are afraid of putting their new job at risk. proper training

But they must remember that no job

worth risking their

is

life over.

On

Oct. 29, the president of Bennett Chev-Olds-Cadillac

2000

in

Cambridge pleaded guilty to failing to provide and supervision at the workplace,

instruction, information

relating to the death of a 26-year-old mechanic.

Sean Smith died of traumatic asphyxiation on Sept. 14, 2000, after a limousine he was repairing fell on his chest. This case should speak loudly to the thousands of students entering the workforce each year. According to Statistics Canada, there were about 60,000 Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 injured on the job in 1998 and another 57 were killed. This accounted for one-third of all workplace injuries in Canada. Though fines have been handed out under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, in many cases where the employer has been found negligent, such as the Smith case, this does not seem to be working as a deterrent to employers.

The Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board says young workers died on the job in Ontario in 1999. This is up from 13 in 1998 and seven in 1997. Young people are more apt to perform tasks assigned to them without questioning safety procedures because of that 15

perform well

their eagerness to

new job and prove

at a

themselves to an employer.

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summer of 2000,

Lynden, Ont., sprayer, just

after

weeks

man was

a 24-year-old

killed in

he was crushed by an agricultural

into a

Muslims need not wage holy war against America God

probably will not punish

summer job.

Osama will

in

the world,

God

bin Laden, believes

who do

punish Muslims

over and over that their religion,

ests.

Islam, preaches peace, justice and

Muslims.

compassion.

Following the events of Sept.

1 1

nothing has been talked about more

man and one

than one

Osama

bin Laden

religion. is

sought-after terrorist since

Yousef, the

most

the

Ramzi

man responsible for the-

February

religions

1998, in bin Laden’s message urg-

and war.

In

ing a jihad (holy war) times, once saying “

an

work.

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many employers do

responsibility,

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up

it is

seems

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not seem to be accepting this

imperative that the workers themselves

must take responsibility

expressing concerns

when we

feel

for our

we have

own

the

like a distant

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been a man so

influential

and per-

by

not been prop-

way

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makes

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not be argued that every

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workforce cloud their judgment when No job is worth dying for.

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of another.

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And in 1999, an 18-year-old was killed in Oakville after being pulled inside an industrial mixer on his second day of

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Page 6

12,

2001

News

Breaking the stereotypes

Man takes on challenge By Denis Langlois

father has had

problems This

on

the first article in a series

is

students

wles.

severe medical

few years,” he

said.

Last year Clinansmith took a gen-

non-troditional

in

some

in the past

and science health option and said he knew he either wanted

exist

Clinansmith said the majority of people he has encountered have

been supportive of

however, some people

who

will let

way of achiev-

nothing stand in the ing their goals.

For one first-year nursing stu-

overcoming stereotypes

dent,

is

just another small obstacle in the

,

is

the only

male in his class and said it is sometimes hard being in the minority.

he

difficult,”

“It’s

“Sometimes

feel like I

I

said.

am on

the

said the females in his class

him

decided nursing was more for his care for people

his decision.

classmates and instruc-

and encourag-

tors are supportive

he said.

ing,”

and desire to help them recover. “Nurses have more interaction with the patients and they some-

Also he has had the opportunity people in the field and

to talk to

said

some

in

demands

“My

for

areas

there

are

male nurses.

size is a

bigger than

little

also said nurses have a greater

would have more strength when it comes to lifting and moving patients,” he said. As far as the stereotypes are con-

opportunity for advancement com-

cerned, Clinansmith said he intends

know more than the doctor when it comes to the patient’s

times

needs,” he said.

most,

so

I

men

prove that

pared to that of a paramedic.

to

One day Clinansmith hopes to become a nurse in an emergency room or children’s hospital.

ble to do the job as

have worked with kids before

“I

makes me feel good knowing they are happy and healthy,” he and

outside.”

He

He

a nurse or a paramedic.

him because of

He

journey of becoming a male nurse. Brian Clinansmith, 3 1

become

to

my

“All

eral arts

In a world filled with stereotypes and old-fashioned beliefs, it is often difficult to change the way people think and act. There are,

nursing profession,

the

in

it

“I will

care as

show

much

are just as capa-

women.

the patients that

I

as the female nurses

do,” he said.

For now Clinansmith said he the nursing program, despite the hard work. enjoys

one of the girls but it doesn’t always work. Clinansmith got into nursing, not to break stereotypes, but because of his desire to help people and the

want to get a job after I get my diploma and then finish the degree

probably wouldn’t do

influence of his family.

part time,” he said.

year of the program, he has advice

try to treat

“My

mother

like he’s

is

my

a nurse and

said.

He

also hopes to get a degree in

when

nursing

the timing

“I

Although many stereotypes

“It’s

he

is right.

still

of nursing

a lot of work, but

said. “If

my

Although he

love for it

enjoy

he doesn’t

his class, but

let

it

stand

in his

goals.

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

I

first

to enter a field

that is usually

dominated by the

opposite sex. “If

it’s

you are good

what you want

and

to do,

want

to,”

ing back.

Tr^e Terrorism. ,A moritlis

were on hand to represent Conestoga College on a national

But now.

journalist. It’s pretty

brings you up-to-date,”

“It really

Peter Findlay,

a

Conestoga

College woodworking teacher.

“It’s

important for students and faculty

makes them aware of what’s new and current to the

to

go.

It

industry.”

However, for six woodworking students the expo meant a chance to participate in the student competi-

Shawn

a second-year woodworking student, displays the pin alumni wore at the Woodworking Machinery and Supply (Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff) Expo. Dickie,

tion.

A

poor turnout

this

year meant

only two teams competed,

with

Conestoga achieving a secondrules required

them

to build

and design a piece of office

I'urni-

wood products. Team members Mike Koning,

ture using

Shawn

Dickie, Aaron Milley, Jason

Tom

Szalay,

Mansfield prior

Macinlosh and Ryan

weeks

buill a stool in the

the

to

The

competition.

Bearing stool, the name they chi lened

it

is-

with, feiituies a swivel top

and enclosed shelves

that

lake

a

lazy Susan tiesign.

The team last

laced high expectations

Conestoga C’ollege won the

after

competition with an original

table design.

The

la.st

ferent rules

and

petitors,

said

.seven or eight

Findlay.

dif-

eom-

“We

more compeif

we

will

our grads were

Findlay and other woodworking

team from Koolenay School of

the Arts in Nel.son, B.C., took

first

place with their mobile computer table.

power

The winners received tool to

be used by their

a

jiro-

gram. Since the school paid for the materials used to build the stool, it

teachers asked Conestoga graduates to

wear buttons

.sclves as

to identify

them-

war

dents

operated

Conestoga

booth

a

They

College.-

for

were

and promote ('ouesloga’s woodworking program at future woods

given the opportunity to meet and

useil to

talk with

Jane .Stewart, minisle'T of

human

resources

shows.

Canada.

While at the event, team members viewed the luitnerous displays. I’he big names and demonstrations were impressive

the

for

sluilenis

who

be entering the woikforce

the years to

in

eome.

“The show

is

development

It

wood

products industry.

will create initiatives for train-

young peowoodworking

our link to the

“Dozens

c)f

ple to take part in the

industry, said F'itidlay.

wind,

CNN

isn’t

the only culprit of

cashing in on

human miseiy. I have

a hard time watching a sporting event lately without wanting to

The seventh inning stretch Major League Baseball games is

vomit. in

now

God

designated for

America no matter what

Bless

city the

game is played in. A Rangers game Madison

at

inten'upted President

Squai-e Gardens

a speech

for

was from

Geoige W. Bush that did-

n’t contain any

groundbreaking

statements or discoveries.

seems like eveiyone wants to from the wallets of people that can’t get on with their lives. Whether by forming super groups, or on their own, musicians aie It

steal

But are

War”? has become

by crass commercial-

obliterated

CNN

it.

a

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Journalistic integrity

ism.

there’s

I'm sure the executives

new war

think this

gicatest thing to ever

is

at

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happen since

the station's exi.stence. find

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favourite

“America stiikes back.” America isn't technically

they prob-

Ij'iics that

w'rite.

sympathize

w'ith

eveiy victim

of this honible Uagedy, and

1

don't

think jKople should just turn a blind eye to those

who

friends and family

members. But

gluing youisclf to a see

some

is

TV

have

lost

screen to

militaiy analyst or pro-

fessor get their

simply anni/ing how' a

station

songs

stories losing out

“America’s

to

when

secoinlary

breaks

reporter there to cover

announce the formation of a sector is being set up for the

council that

ing and will encr)urage

industry,” said Finillay.

expo

by the United State.s. Uie media won’t show tliat side of the story, however, and instead tiiey play up a tragedy that wouldn’t be uncommon in the Middle Ea.sL

“tear-jerking”

news

the

on the World

Laden

to

at

attack

flooding the radio with cheesy

I

Stewart appeared

The

Center was a section of the

easy to find something to write about. If bin

more important

alumni of the program.

While graduates ran company booths, pre.sent woodworking stu-

will be tiisplayed at the college

will

eompetilion involved

to see

We’ll have to see

run again.”

A

place finish.

The

would’ve liked tition.

he.ii-

representatives at the booths.

employment information

and competitions. said

me

you're like

at the show,” mainly working as supply and eompany

which ran number of big names from the woodworking industry. It also featured workbiennial event,

Oct. 26-28, played host to a

shops,

if

ing that word is like hearing nails on a chalkboard. I don't know' aboitt anyone else, tut I fiiink peo l pie are missing one of tlie biggest effects of tlie Sepfc 1 1 attacks: tlie antagonism of the media. I know what you’re thinking, I am a part of the media, and believe me, it’s not something I’m proud of right now. Every media outlet in North America is aiding Osama’ bin Laden’s cause by initating an entire continent, and possibly the world. People have the right to be kept informed about the latest developments, but most of the time there ai'e no developments. Journalists fill airtime and newspaper space by asking the same questions everyday and by finding new ways to restate the same facts. Oh yes, it's a great time to be a

in

Toronto.

The

said.

devastation caused, or influenced

people's skin.

Woodworking

the

he

world striking back for decades of

woid would cause

alumni and teachers

at

you should be

it,

ing

By Laurie Vandenhoff

Machinery and Supply Expo

at

able to pursue whatever career you

wood show

at national

stage

in

of pursuing his

anymore.”

Conestoga represented

Students,

the only male

is

way

it,”

stopped,

only in the

is

who wish

for people

I

it

Brian Clinansmith, a first-year nursing student,

not the best

1

5 minutes of fame

way

to help.

Donate blood, give to Red Cross, support any charitable cause that has come out of this, and tlten move on. If we are to win this wiu against terrorism, real

life

has to

resume, or bin Laden has already strik-

won.


SPOKE, Nov.

2001— Page 7

12,

Christian group keeps the faith By Mary Simmons

made

the ultimate sacrifice so

don’t have

Conestoga Christian Fellowship members to be bold in their faith and go out into their community and share the message

People want to impress God, Robinson said. They find it hard

challenges

to believe

Trinity,

Thursday meetings, David Robinson said Jesus is the dividing line between Christianity and

in one:

God is three God the father, God the son and God the holy spirit.

be proud of their faith in their savjus-

tification

as

it

pertains

to

God

has

Because of the Christian belief the divinity of the son of God,

is

that

it’s

to deserve this dec-

'

received through our faith in this act.

Robinson said this is the issue which divides Christianity from other religions.

People find

it

No

other religion holds up a

who is also God, as a model who has taken away the sins of the world. He has done the work for us. The events of Sept. 11 have caused many people to look deeper into their

to

By Marcy Cabral For many students the college experience

is

filled

with classes,

friends, partying and,

oh

yeali,

roommates. Sharing a living space with other individuals first-time

is

own

belief system, as

People have growing questions about what it means to be a Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist or Jew, to name a few of

Tips help you

not as perfect as most

roommates

tend

to

There are conflicting ideas

where she would have to do everything for herself. But then I took a hard look at the situation and decided I had to deal with the problem itself. So my roommate and I sat down and had it out. First,

we discussed

We agreed on what the apart-

longer.

ment should look

to

As someone who has shared an apartment for more than a year I have experienced all the roommate problems possible. There have been countless times when I have wanted

move

sort

out or even better ship

roommate

my

off to a remote island

like

and devised a

to

be cleaned a

of schedule.

The bathroom

bill.

the cleanhness

For the past year I have been the maid in the apartment and decided that was not going to happen any issue.

cook or wash the dishes and who really racked up the phone

to

Members

of the

Conestoga Christian Fellowship have weekly

on Thursdays, 5.30

Bible study meetings

to 6.30 p.m.

minimum

is

of once every two weeks,

room carpet is to be vacuumed once a week to suck up the the living

dog

hair

and the kitchen

is

for the next person to use

to

it.

be

tidy

We are

both students and realize there are times

when

dominant religions

the

schedules are hectic and

in

our

world. Each individual interprets the holy books of each religion in their

own way,

in

Room 1C23

(Photo by Mary Simmons)

according to their

there just isn’t any time to squeeze

So there are on when things

in cleaning a bathroom.

no time

restrictions

have to be done because there are always extenuating circumstances.

We

own

Conestoga Christian Fellowship can answer questions on

Anyone who wishes to join the Bible study can attend the weekly meetings held on Thursdays from

Christianity.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in

life

experience.

your roommates

live with

of what “clean” really means, whose it is

but

well as those of other religions.

very hard

accept that they don’t have to do anything for their salvation. It has already been done by Christ. He

turn

it,

fundamental to our belief sys-

tem.

given because of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross and

believe.

Christians

perfect man,

It is

new

Many

said.

don’t even fully understand

laration.

all

hard concept to grasp,

a

Robinson

declared us righteous in his eyes. As human beings, We don’t have

do anything

it

people. It’s

The concept

in

can be a stumbling block to some

Christianity.

to

the belief that

It is

iour.

was

isn’t necessary.

of justification comes that of the the cornerstone of the Christian religion.

other religions. Christians should

topic of this study

it

Hand-in-hand with the concept

of Jesus Christ. In leading one of their weekly

The

we

to.

also discussed

when and how

the bills are to be paid.

moved

When we

on the responsibility of getting cable and a phone line so the bills are in my name and addressed to me. I paid all the bills on time and then informed my roommate of what her portion was. This simply was not in I took

bill due date to go would pay the bills and then she would pay me her share before the money was taken

to the bank. I

my

1C23.

College enrolment soaring

before the stated

out of

Room

account.

Last but not least was the issue of

Between the two of us there were never really any parties, but

parties.

rather small gatherings. that before either

we would have

over

was

We decided

of us had people to

make

sure

By Janine Toms Conestoga College increased enrolment this year with

its

alright with the other person.

5,036 students in post-secondary programs, an increase of 6.7 per

one of us had a paper

cent over the

it

would be considerate and

fall 2000 term, “Our increase df 6.7 per cent is noteworthy, as it comes with

payments and not being reimbursed until two months later.

not choose that specific day to have

upholding our traditional admis-

a get-together.

sion standards, which tend to be

So we decided that upon arrival of the bills we would both sit down, review them and decide on a date

gatherings any food that

working. I

was making

If

an

exam

individual the

We

to write or

to study for then the other

also agreed that during these

was eaten

would be bought separately from groceries.

the

among

the highest in the sys-

tem,”

Fred

said

Conestoga’s

Harris,

registrar.

Admissions

Conestoga

at

College follow the high standards of looking

according

applicant

at the

academic-

their

to

Looking at applicant's marks for each program at Conestoga can determine the strengths.

chances of success a student will have in the program. The college has been forced to expand facilities

in

its

order to meet the

growing demand of the increased .student population.

Enrolment nity

at

colleges

Ontario

commu-

has escalated an

average of 2.7 per cent for the

200 semester. Only four other colleges

fall

1

province cent.

(Mohawk

Northern

Sheridan Clair at 7.

at 1

at

at

21

in the

8.2

per

per cent,

7.7 per cent and St.

per cent) have shown

enrolment increases greater than Conestoga.

Some

of

the.se

numbers

reflect

enrolment whereas Conestoga has experienced a lluctuating

steady growth. Conestoga’s

full-

time post-secondary enrolment has risen by a

total

of 9.62 per

cent over the past two years.


— SPOKE, Nov. 12

Page 8

Winter

,

tips

help heat

News few weeks of school,

In the first is

low cost

it

not unusual to see students lining five to obtain a

bus

pass valid for one semester for a

reduced price. However,

at

some

colleges and universities, no such

By Sarah McGoidrick

lineups exist.

Bus passes Often some of the highest costs keeping your

are provided for

some

students by the school after a fee

is

of living can be

paid to their student union, includ-

home wann

ed in their

in the winter.

looking for ways to

Students

low and the heat high can turn to alternative methods besides turning up the thermostat. keep

bills

many suggeson keeping the house warm

Ehow.com tions

offers

many

applies to

added fee every student, and does cases,

not offer those

commute from

the

who own

cars or

other cities to opt

out of the plan.

Although

this

Conestoga

College

students

way

their

own

feasible at Conestoga,

The CSI

not willing to have

is

all

mandatory pass policy. Erin Ferneyhough, a second-year

Andruszkiewicz. Currently all mandatory fees are for things students can access at any time, such

College

as the recreation centre.

“Without going through Fanshawe, I wouldn’t be able to

There are many reasons why this would not work at the college said Jody Andruszkiewicz, vice-president of academics for Conestoga Students Inc.

“While

I’d like to see a

push for

busy enough,” he in a

said.

“We

is

not

are not

geographically viable spot to

consider

it.”

The college

is

not on any main-

bus routes, and only three bus

may seem

routes stop at the school.

to obtain a

the majority of students

As well, commute

some

As

something that

not

will

said

use,

well, providing every student

fine

arts

student

at

trees

away from

passes to students.

with a bus pass would not be

afford a bus pass,” she said.

convince more students to take the bus to school in the morning because of the inconvenience said Andruszkiewicz, who spends approximately one hour every day taking three buses to get

don’t

enough

to

to

school

from

his

Kitchener

home. Although a bus pass fee

know how

I

which could

Conestoga students interested

semester for $169, or purchase a variety of full-priced passes at the

Grand River Transit terminal on is

not

Charles Street.

the

result

Shutting off outdoor faucets

which prevents pipelines from freezing.

storm windows and

I Installing

DO you NEED A PEER TUTOR?

weather stripping.

Checking for cracks around pipes and outlets that enter or exit I

walls.

These kinds of precautions and repairs can save lots of

money

F^LL SEMESTER DEADtJNE!

in

the long run because they prevent

warm

the escape of

entry of cold

and the

air

air.

The U.S. energy department

many

offers

also

suggestions to keep

These include installing a programmable thermostat to autobills low.

THE LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A PEER TUTOR IS;

matically lower nighttime temperatures (turning the thermostat

down

and closing

at night is also helpful)

MONDAY DKEMBER

doors to rooms that are not in use.

Other easy ways to keep

warm

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without having to turn up the ther-

mostat include: I

Wearing thermal clothing or

layers while in the house.

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water bottle in the bed before going to sleep. I Putting a hot

1 Wearing socks to bed. I Wearing slippers and a house

when

coat

in

pyjamas.

I Sleeping with layers of covers.

Using a draft dodger below doors that are not opened often I

such as storage closets or door-

ways

A

TUTORS

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mmm mmm

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AFTER THE

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to balconies.

draft

dodger can be one of the

simplest ways to keep unwanted drafts

from entering your home.

One can be made by

stuffing an old

pair of nylons with cotton or socks

and sewing the nylons

Making

at the end.

sure that vents are not

blocked and

air

can flow through

easily keeps the constant turning

on and off of the furnace

to a

min-

imum. Also keep the front door and the screen door closed to prevent a

from entering the home. Another often forgotten method of low-cost home heating is open-

draft

ing the blinds or curtains in the

morning to let the sun shine heat from the sun can be a furnace as well as a

way

in.

The

natural to

keep

the winter blues away. It is

and

also important to be creative

try

many

different

methods of

saving heat. In the long run the savings will be great and the winter will

be nice and warm.

VISIT STUDENT SERVICES (ROOM 2B02)

INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

in

bus passes can purchase a discounted student pass for the January

in cracks. I

“I

would get

around.”

house which prevents damage to siding and walls

Fanshawe

London, is grateful for her school’s method of granting in

serviced.

Trimming

stu-

soon.

for

These include: I Having chimneys inspected and I

some

dents at other schools enjoy their

cars.

students pay

line

system

from out of town or drive

should not plan on getting a bus pass through this method anytime

public transit, the area itself

tuition.

like a convenient

winter long.

all

In

not feasible

bus pass for those who depend on public transit, interested

Tori Sutton

up near door

at

:

Bus pass fee By

home

your

2001

FOR MORE


SPOKE, Nov.

Prepare your car By

Tori Sutton is the first in a three-part on winter car and driving

This series

snowbank. Make sure you are

pared a vehicle for slushy roads, a quick search on the Internet or a

safety.

anti-lock brakes and built-in trac-

I

Waterproof matches.

Other than carrying a cellphone, the most frequently suggested win-

I

Basic

Before a major snowfall, the

cles for another Ontario winter.

Cars,

much

like people, function

never pre-

Beware

of clothes be kept in the car, in case

Such

you become snowed

icing over. Driving with caution

able

quence

the conse-

a kit kept in the

should contain winter

kits

I

A

stay

small shovel to dig out

tires

I I

washer

fluid

and gas

college

take

pills

to

house.

and car

defroster or lighter in your purse or

into six

have

categories

to

had always thought that in order I would have to spend a lot of money. My refrigerator would be stuffed with Lean

stay

be healthy

my membership

Cuisines,

for

would be lost among “get healthy” and “slim down” books piled on the table. My cross trainers would be resting beside a bag of newly purchased multi-vitamins and herbal potions. Bally’s Fitness club

may quickly who

addictive. Individuals

them can develop a tolerance,

techniques, you can experience a

warm, accident-free

I?ALE1

(a

I

gradual reduction in effect) after a

quickly discovered that

possible to both save

4

(doesn’t

it

is

money and be

aisles. The suggestion was to try growing a garden. Nutritionists agree that in addition to saving you money, a garden will get you outside enjoying the air, however brisk it is becoming.

not necessary

to live in a climate to grow a garden either. Students who live in condos It’s

warm

and apartments can plant fruit trees as well. And by “fruit trees” I don’t

mean a small forest of 10-foot-tall apple and cherry trees. These trees can include tomatoes, green peppers and beans, cucumbers and zuc-

couple of weeks.

healthy through a specialized food

chini

According to the Altruis Biomedical Network online, there

and exercise program. However, as with any new regime, check with your doctor to be sure you are on

that develops

are other substances

combat

available to

problems.

More and more people are

asleep.

Some

benzodiazepines stay in the system longer, which can lead to daytime drowsiness that is comparable to a hangover.

turning to sleeping aids to

Few know however, what

insomnia.

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

Antihistamines These aids are notoriously I

tive in treating sleeping disorders.

time anxiety.

the drugs,

Benzodiazepines are classified as controlled substances because

daytime drowsiness

is

the potential for depend-

also produce withdrawal

tion

when stopped

abruptly,

and an

in death.

Antidepressants These sedating drugs are undergoI

ing resurgence in popularity.

don’t have the

I

can result from difficulty falling asleep, difficulty remaining asleep,

However, there continues be a problem with standardizaof herbal supplements, this

occurs because ingredients in one

company’s product may have different effects than another company’s product. Never mix herbs and

morning awakening and sleep

that isn't restorative.

However, instead of using medications,

try

some

a

warm

bath, don’t drink alcohol,

eat light dinners

and don’t go

and

insomnia are caused by

central nervous system

t^ induce sleep. They can cause unconsciousness, and in excessive doses even coma and death. These drugs the

potential

dependence and abuse.

for

kitchen sink like lentils and alfalfa,

groups - grains, milk products, meat, and fruits and vegetables.

essential minerals.

include

in

side-effects

coma and

that

death. There

is

a great need to examine herbs more closely to determine how and when they can be used safely. I Melatonin still

Melatonin ring

is

hormone

a naturally occur-

It

produced by the base of the

that is

the pineal gland at brain.

getting

regulates

natural

body

rhythms - increasing in the evening as the sunlight diminishes and decreasing in the morning as the

healthier,

maintaining

a

was my

main

concern when I started research on “getting healthier.” I

didn’t

easy

manage

solution

to

to find a quick,

problem

the

though. There’s a good chance that

you might

have to splurge on and vegetables. Only one solution was offered for students on a limited budget - a time-consuming, involved solution still

seeds and beans in a jar by your

which, contain

both

fibers

Proper, regular exercise

key

to

maintaining

a

is

and also

healthy

can be no addicharge. If you enjoy music on and crank it up - dancing

lifestyle. Efficient exercise

done

in

tional

turn is

it

your own home

a great

way

to

at

burn calories.

Other easy exercises

that

don't

require additional funds are walking,

running, yoga, pushups and

sit-ups.

Practise a safe exercise regime

fresh fruits

and

- those

and evaluate them to see if you can find an alternative. Above all, be safe and smart about what you

to

easily frustrated

continue

may chose

browsing

grocery

stick with it. Look at what food products you spend the most on

choose.

to

bed upset. consult your doctor.

result

alternatives

Don’t drink coffee after dinner, increase your exercise, take instead.

their effects together are addictive

General hypnotics

it’s

Sleep depravation

same dependence

underlying factor.

carry-

to sleeping aids.

prescription sleeping pills because

Most hypnotics are prescription aids that act by depressing the

also

to

on

suffering

from sleep deprivation are turning

early is

number of people

from a win-

important you don’t forget to consume food from each of the main

bles can get pricey. That

They

and withdrawal risks associated with benzodiazepines, and are most effective in treating insomnia where stress is the

also produce

in users.

Herbal products The use of herbal products the rise.

overdose can result

may

I

ence and substance abuse when taking them. Long-term usage can

symptoms

As

well, users build a rapid tolerance to

which

A

ineffec-

impossible, find a spare

that gets light

dow and set up a small garden box. You can even plant sprouted

fresh selection of fruits and vegeta-

sunlight returns.

cause rebound insomnia, early-morning waking and day-

there

ing yourself.

Unfortunately,

what they do.

They may

also

sleep aids really

if that is

comer

Grains like wheat, oat and rice are cheap, take very little time to prepare, are healthy and taste, good too.

combat are and

- any seed-bearing produce from a flower. You can grow these in a window box but

the right track and not overextend-

While

Some

benzodiazepines induce sleep while others decrease anxiety, allowing an individual to

fall

500mg

^

which can be grouped into six major categories. I Benzodiazepines/related drugs (includes sleeping pills) These are the drugs most commonly used for relief of sleeping sleeplessness,

winter.

be expensive

I

to

is

prevent

to

Winter can be hard on people and on cars. By properly winterizing your car and practising safe driving

of sleeping aids Being healthy

years. to

always the best way accidents.

taillights,

By Stacey McCarthy

take caffeine pills

However, sleeping

and have

line

awake but others also take sedatives at night to combat sleeplessness. Unfortunately, few know what sleep aids really are or what they do. Sleeping pills are the most popular choice by students to induce sleep.

become

in

or at a friend’s

in

Blankets and a plastic tarp

Insomnia plagues many students

Some

a hotel

windows should be kept clear of snow so the driver can see and be seen by other cars. Keeping a lock

case of a breakdown. I Extra

in

Headlights,

A small bag of sand or cat litter.

flares.

also suggested that a change

It is

stuck in snow.

spending the night in a

is

is

necessities such as:

with a trusted mechanic can be

when

device

By Stacey McCarthy

their

should also remember

Drivers

trunk of a car for emergencies.

Substances grouped throughout

get into your car.

ter safety

helpful, especially

who have

wise decision,

wiper blades, washer fluid, emergency signals, headlights and tires should all be checked. If you are not comfortdefroster,

accidents in the snow.

For those

emergency

a

box does not help when you cannot

first-aid kit.

I Small

also

is

since a lock defroster in the glove

vehicle’s exhaust system, battery,

heater,

is

important to winterize vehicles to prevent roadside failures and

I

posted speed limits do not take into account heavy snowfalls, and that bridges and overpasses are prone to

making these inspections yourself, making an appointment

differently in cold temperatures. It

pocket

tion devices.

zation techniques.

With the snowy season fast approaching, students should be taking steps to prepare their vehi-

anti-freeze.

A good set of jumper cables. I A flashlight and spare batteries.

call to a local mechanic can provide owners with basic winteri-

— Page 9

2001

for winter

familiar with car features such as

phone

12,

If these

suggestions don’t help,

Most cases of stress,

poor

sleep habits, prescription medications, depression or caffeine.

It’s

important to deal with insomnia

because continued sleeplessness results in reduced productivity, increased risk of accidents and increased risk of excessive drug

and alcohol

use.

Overall,

is

it

essential to talk to

your doctor before reaching for the pill bottle - there may be a more natural

remedy

available.

Many

students are turning to cafeteria and fast food for lunch

which can be more expensive and less healthy. (Photo by Stacey McCarthy)


— SPOKE, Nov. 12

Page 10

,

2001

Conestoga haunts Fiddlers Green

Be prepared when getting a cat By Kathleen Deschamps students

who move to col-

usually have a harder time being

lege feel the need to prove their

adopted because people

independence. Taking care of a pet

cuddly

way

is

8:30 and 10:30 p.m. to take stu-

But these cute and cuddly creaFurby craze a few years back. You cannot take

interact with

their batteries out.

is

pub on Nov.

1.

care of another

Bloody

prove responsi-

human

It is

play with each other. Plus,

is

it

cute watching the two animals

being.

Getting a cat should not be a

,

also a consideration to get

two cats. That way if the house is empty during the day, the cats can

each other. There are several places

tures aren’t like the

and of course this year’s costume, firefighters,

lerinas

to

Having a cat is the golden stepping stone from taking care of a fish, and a step away from taking

nurses, pimps, balloon people, bal-

favourite

a perfect

bility.

want

kittens.

Students from Conestoga College spooked the city of Cambridge during a Halloween bash at Fiddlers Green Irish Pub. Buses left the student residence three times between dents to the

just as

well as kittens. Adult cats also

Many

By Tannis Wade

new homes, and bond

to

last-

cat or kitten.

to get

a

A great place to start

an animal

The

shelter.

cost of

adopting a cat from the Kitchener

were all spotted at the event. Spirits were high as a festive mood filled

minute decision; there are many

SPCA is

things to think about before picking

cat that

the

one up. Cats hve for 15 years or more, and need attention. They can also be pretty expensive. Besides die

up on its shots. Getting a cat from a shelter is good because it saves the cat’s life in many cases. Thousands of cats

be

are destroyed every year because

air.

Halloween decorations were

scat-

Pumpkins and orange pumpkin lights cast an eerie glow on all the guests. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) president Jon Olinski said the night was a success. “It was definitely a good night. It is a good venue and Fiddlers tered throughout the bar.

staircase

the

lined

initial

cost of a cat,

brought to the

vet.

it

need

will

to

The cat will need

a health check up and vaccinations

of irresponsible people

for a

who do

Many

people also

sell cats in

worms. Cats need a litter box, food, a scratching post and toys, among

classified ads in the newspaper.

They should also be neutered or spayed. The costs of

price.

other things.

these procedures

crowded going both ways and a waiting line formed outside of the

is

not spay or neuter their animals.

against diseases like rabies and

always offers a great time to students,” Olinski said. Buses were

about $100. This

is

it is

may be

costly but

irresponsible to ignore them.

As

for

what kind of

cat to get,

The

benefits of this can be the

Many people are looking to unload unwanted kittens, or movnew home. Some

ing to a

are

offered for free, while others cost as

much

as $50.

A

bad place

some

to

bar shortly after 10:30 p.m.

think seriously about getting a

There are two floors at Fiddlers where people can choose which

mature

has a complete personality, so

two

type of entertainment they are in

you know what you’re

than the same type of kitten

mood

The main floor band called Zygote. Their style was more into the alternative rock music, which appealed the

housed a

cat.

An

adult cat already

getting.

Adult cats usually adapt just fine

for.

get a pet

is

pet stores.

Kittens sold in pet stores are often to four times

more expensive

bought from a private owner.

live

many people there. Tables surround the stage for a more casual and relaxing bar experience. This to

area

seemed more

pub than a dance Upstairs

the

like a traditional

Mike

club.

energy level was

A DJ

Harris, college student

governor with the board of gover-

and CSI president Jon Olinski dressed as pimps for the Halloween bash at Fiddlers Green on Nov. 1 (Photo by Tannis Wade) nors,

left,

.

some people went

played dance, techno and house music that

good ones

more common in clubs. The dance floor was packed with peo-

person dressed in an elaborate cos-

there have been at least

tume of the

trips

through the roof. is

ple all night, dancing

saw,

he

said, referring to

one

Predator.

Student’s

identification

was

offering all-ages events,” he said.

Since school started in September,

two other involving

Fiddlers

to

Conestoga College.

others came down was so crowded.

checked at the door and wristbands and stamps were issued to those who were of legal drinking age. Olinski said Conestoga student res-

was surprised not everyone

idence likes to offer events that

have a

appeal to people of

Cover was free for all Conestoga students and there was a $3 charge

their

Some

hands in the air for prizes. people had to wait to go

upstairs

because “I

and waving

all out,”

I

until it

was

in

who

rented a

costumes,” said Olinski,

pimp costume

for the

occasion. “But there were a lot of

“We book

all

ages.

events with Fiddlers

because they are really good about

You’ve got

Transportation

left

the bar to

return to residence

a few times

between

and

midnight

2

a.m.

Students had the opportunity to full

night for

little

cost.

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Conestoga dresses up

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tiger

Shawn VanLoon shows

off his

in

dressed up

— Page 11

Room at the Doon Daycare Centre day care’s annual Halloween party on Oct. 31

the Sunshine for the

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

(Photo by Shannon McBride)

.

2001

Halloween

for

Children First-year broadcasting student

12,

Andrew Catherwood,

first-year

general arts and science student, dresssed

up

for

Halloween. (Photo by Denis Langlols)

The mother-daughter team Halloween

spirit in

of

Amy

(left)

and

April

Hanje get

in

Campus employees

the

Sara Free get

the main cafeteria on Oct. 31

left) Julie Welch, Erica Stoermer and spooky mood on Halloween.

(from

into the

(Photo by Julianna Kerr)

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

Ring design exclusive to Conestoga students By

Jafhine

Toms

The

As

2001-2002 pregraduation, more stu-

the class of

pares for

dents are contemplating the pur-

chase of school rings to orate

their

scholastic

commemachieve-

ments.

This year at Conestoga College graduating students are proud of

accomplishments

their

are

and

ring features the college’s

coat of arms, which

Above traditional

said Steve Kalotins, sales repre-

it

who

had a sales booth at the college last week. “There is more pride today with kids and their school graduation and the school ring is a symbol of their accomplishment,”

said

Kalotins. is

collection features a design exclu-

sively

Conestoga College. Jostens Traditional Ring Collection for Conestoga for

students

all

is

offered in

a variety

is

the shield

heraldry a

lamp

is

a helmet,

and topping of learning

his experience at Conestoga.

purchase a high school

me

college

is

a lot more

significant,” said Mulder.

Ring prices range from $230 to $560 each. Included in the price is custom sizing, stone selection, engraving, and inscription. payment plan with no financ-

A

offered.

Ring

Traditional

Collection carries a lifetime war-

insurance packages

Additional

which

available,

are

protect

against theft, loss, and damage.

The Jostens to

a

last

passed

collection

lifetime

down

is

and

meant be

to

for generations.

“Jostens has been in business for

over 100 years and is considered largest school ring the supplier

Canada,”

in

said

Kalotinis.

Graduating third-year electrical engineering technology student Herman Mulder has ordered a school ring as a memento of “I didn’t

is

Jostens ranty.

with maple leaves.

ring; to

the first year the Jostens

composed

Within the shield are three phoenixes arising from the ashes and in the centre is a wagon wheel representing the Conestoga wagons used by the early settlers in the area from which the college takes its name.

purchasing school rings in

sentative for Jostens jewelry,

is

primarily of a shield.

recognition of their achievements

This

ing

of ring styles.

The

available for

on display and custom order at the

bookstore

year long, however.

rings are

all

Ring Days allow students to get personal attention from a Jostens sales associate.

“Kids are spending $200 and $300. They want to be sure they’re getting

the

right

ring,”

said

Kalotinis.

Jostens

Conestoga

more

will in

be returning to January 2002 for

ring day consultations.

Graduating third-year

Mulder selects a Kalotins.

ring

electrical engineering student Herman from Jostens sales associate Steve (Photo by Janine Toms)


Pajie 12

— SPOKE, Nov.

2001

12,

News

Homesickness rules.

why You scrimp and save to llnally mo\ e out of mom and dad’s house.

could

I

many who move away from home

to

be

home

so

tar

people

chose Niagara College Welland for my first crack at

first

18 years of adolescence,

children

have their parents as a

away so

that

I

could

move

loved the

in a

safety net. Parents give out advice,

few weeks. New people, lots of parties, and no curtew. Then the homesickness

allowance and free

reared

career.

There’s

rent.

I

ugly head.

its

my

first

I

started to

also just that cosy feeling of being

miss

home, and having your mommy your beck and call. 'When it is finally time to go to college, stu-

nobody there to help me with my homework, no one close to confide in, and my best friends were at

at

at

dents

commonly

think of this time

an hour away. went on to take journalism here at Conestoga a year later, and over this time I have found many remedies for myself and other people to help combat homesickleast

as the beginning of independence.

While

it

freedom,

Many

is

wonderful to have that

students

the

past

money

first

was raring

I

homesick,

get

When I went away

college for the ago,

I

many miss home.

including me.

year

to

time three years

to go.

I

saving

ness.

much

job, and

was sick

By Lisa

lesson

is

to get out there

it seems easgo home and watch telebut it is great to meet new

friends. Yes,

“I thought, there

to learn to do,

Martin wants to

must be tons of

said.

Tony

Martin said the varsity athletes

accommo-

try to

would

date you.'

The

athletics

at

Conestoga College wants to start up a program in December called Learn To.

A

student

participate in teaching the

students.

of

director

came up

came up with

to

is

keep

in

Don’t make the mistake of losing It is worth the phone bill to keep friends in your life. E-mail and write letters too. Writing is a great tool to use if you contact with them.

don’t want to life to the

commit hours of your

phone.

The most important

rule to

com-

homesickness is to express your feelings. Don’t keep them bottled up inside. The counsellors bat

are great to talk to, or chat with

people

in

your

class.

join a club,

indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, badminton and golf. However, Martin said, “No recreation

or

endeavour

athletic

is

impossible.”

The program will be open to all Conestoga students, especially stuinternational students.

accommodate

all

learn to

That includes learning

which includes

offers,

know what

Martin wants to

stu-

dents want to learn.

how

to

play the varsity sports the college

the idea.

rule

of your old friends.

dents living at the residence and

efforts.”

how Martin

all

hockey. But Martin said he will

while back and said he wanted to learn to skate. That’s

The second touch with

Originally the plan for Learn To was to teach only skating and “try to

Martin a

to

right here in

rec centre

skills at

things students haven’t done,” he

Whatever you want

their

have a

great too.

Hiller

recreationally or athletically,

I

vision,

new

Learn

now

ier just to

first

and meet

my part-time of my parents’

and learn

class,

did and

I

Kitchener.

So

The

as possible at

your

show your talents and have some fun. While nothing may be as good as mom’s homecooked spaghetti, college can be

had spent as

mother badly. There was

in

group of close friends

out.

I

time they go to college. For

the first

going to one of the pub nights. There are usually a lot of first-year students looking to make friends. Talk to the interests

purpo.sely picked ones

1

sit-

ting in the Sanctuary, or

people

I

1

occurrence that happens to the

people. This can be as easy as

for college

where

But then the inevitable happens.

me

why had to tell them was going to be at all times. All I wanted was a taste of freedom. When it came to applying early, or

You desperately miss home. Homesickness is a common

never understand

they wanted

light

students

for first-time By Kathleen Deschamps

Shedding some

typical

hockey,

You can contact him by e-mail at tmartin@conestogac.on.ca or by phone at 748-5220, 'ext. 3270.'

.fBrianuErb'useSf a hydraulic lift to replace a light outside the > business wing, as well as around the property. The lighte typgl^ically last an average of three years. Physical resources mon" itors the lights with the help of security. Weak or burned out butos are replaced on a quarterly basis. (Photo by Daniel Both)

Canadians oversleep, says Statistics Canada By Julianna Kerr

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understandable, of course.

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bicakiliiouglis have broughi ii>

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to increase

and

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average of

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made. But a large portion of that working population .sits for most increasing

j!

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levels.

almost eight hours each day. Also

of that

I

Maybe

PltMSC call the

Miinimgion Socieiy of Canada today.

'Hunllnfllon Socl*ly ol

energy

its

(^mfuJians work disease once

time?

becau.se this culture doesn’t

much

finding a cure.

With youi support, we

chance you

your children And

about eight hours sleeping or resting every day. So why is everytired all the

restaurant

No there.

energy

to

Where

are

levels

Excluding than two

meals, less hours are spent on cooking, eating

and washing dislies after meals. Why are Canadians in such a

through

get

we

meals?

hurrying off to?

about

Free time accounts for almost six

Although sitting can be informa-

activities.

TV

of the

in front

Canada

Statistics

tive,

reports

hours of a Canadian’s day. Almost

have shown

that Canadian.s are not

half of that time

watching

to learn

is

T’V or engaging

spent watching

in

other passive

activity like surfing the Intcmct. that’s

Canada spend

in

hope. Recent research

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pass ihc gene responsible lor

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odds,

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Are Canadians lazy? A Statistics Canada report says Canadians aged 15 years and over spend more time sleeping than doifig any other activity. That’s

hurry

Are

why we're in such we reading? Not

So

a humy.

much.

Canadians read books, magazines or newspapers for only 40 minutes a day.

We

socialize with family

I'riends for less

and

than three hours a

day.

thing.

it

once

in

awhile instead of turning on

Or

the TV.

try to

of the Inteniel.

Canadians. So

biking or

going for a walk.

The hours to

left

over could be used

improve quality of

to

life

by

increasing energy and excitement

to

for a walk.

Internet

bo contributing to the

sedentary

lifestyle

much

of

many

information

and entertainment

at our fingertips keeps us firmly glued to our chairs. Is this

Between working and sleeping, more lh;m half the day is gone.

Or go

popularity of the

Canadians spend about 30 minutes a day engaging in semi-active like

remember how

socialize with actual people instead

seems

leisure

15

years of age should pick up a book

The

or

of any-

And occasionally the news. Maybe the population over

What about exorcise? According to Statistics Canada, most

sports

much

We’re watching sitcoms.

with the

TV

families,

and

time

we want for spend more time

the lifestyle

We

our children?

than we do with our we spend most of our

sitting.

Perhaps

it’s

time for a change.


SPOKE, Nov.

12,

2001

— Page 13

Teaching English can be rewarding By Julianna Kerr

a job in the country of our choice

within six months.

Teaching English in Korea is a rewarding experience for many and a disaster for some. A few years ago, I took a five-day course in Ottawa to learn teach English abroad.

was fun but

intensive.

how

The course Less than a

week is not much time to

learn any-

And I didn’t really learn

thing.

to

any-

thing.

What the course amounted to was

At the time, university

had about half a

I

English

degree.

Our

bearing pictures and stories of great adventures, he decided to look into

Korea was so desperate to meet the growing need for private English instructors that the course I was taking was all I would need to

who had

teaching there.

teach. Part of a university degree

the cold, with a shady contract or

only made our prospects Perhaps I was naive.

no job

better.

course ended. Airfare paid, she was

to a language school in another

About a month later, I got a call from her saying her school wanted

country.

to hire

off.

me. days

50 students

Two

started off with a variety

of destina-

Again.

wanted

to teach in

tions in mind. I

by about the third day, most of us had changed our minds. We were going to Korea. Turkey. But

later, I

Unlike her, sity degree.

didn’t have a univer-

I

As

turned out, it was a teaching visa in

it

illegal to issue

success stories. Student loans were

paid in full after only a year in

discrepancy,

Korea. The school paid airfare. Living expenses were minimal.

before. His' e-mail address didn’t

instructor

wowed

us with

were phenomenal. And best of all, we Were all guaranteed Salaries

my

I

attempted to contact

few months

instructor of a

work.

When he

calls,

wouldn’t return

started leaving

I

my

I

set

After arriving in Korea, more than half of them were

at

said he also didn’t like Roasters

The good news was

that part of

what our instructor had said was true. Korea was booming and everyone wanted to learn English. As a'fesult, most of my classmates who lasted a few weeks lucked into jobs, as long as they had degrees. Those who didn’t had no choice but to leave.

So $700 later I’m still in Ontario, and will be here until I get a degree, which may or may not happen.

much

This story has a

felt

about the change.

Roasters

is

now

He

a thing of the

long

Conestoga student interviewed in a random survey Nov. 1 was thrilled.

every

Pierce,

Tim

new

the

Zeidler

Aaron Pierce,

Roasters

across

the

fruit

a bigger

much coffee Tim Hortons’ other

including cappuccinos

explosion muffins. “I like

more

coffee.

advantage of its

size.

and uniqueness

that dis-

gusts

Tim

Kapshey

excited

can’t

the

very

about

said.

he

Kapshey

it

Dolos

to

our society.

also thinks

is

one of the

of pros, Dolos said

offers fast service

and

good

“Everyone thinks

it’s

prices.

“Before signing a contract,” he

which also pays his accommodations. His trip home

his

will

school,

be paid when he decides to

mer employees of They’ll

tell

you

if it’s

school.

that

a good work

environment or not.”

leave Korea. “I

“ask to talk to current or for-

said,

He

haven’t really had any bad

in a nice apartment close to

said learning about Korea’s

history can be helpful in under-

experiences here,” he said. “I live

work

standing the country. “It

is

a culture

from our own.” Finally, VanVolkenburg said foreigners can find everything they need in Korea. Well, almost every-

and I have a circle of both foreign and Korean friends. I also have enough time and money to travel.” VanVolkenburg said many teachers experience dramatic culture shock and even depression in Korea. Many of them break contracts and go home. He said this can be overcome quite easily, as long as teachers can ride out the tough parts in the beginning when

entirely different

thing.

“Deodorant here for

much

isn’t

some

so easy to find

reason, but pretty

everything else

is.”

VanVolkenburg plans his

to

renew

contract for at least another

year.

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employees aren’t paid enough. He said Tim Hortons takes advantage of people that are hooked on coffee. “It’s like a drug,” he said.

to her list

in Korea.

over was paid by

seat in the class.

her

add

Kapshey

He

work because

Tim Hortons

flight

So why settle for just any ticket? We can help you fly the best

me,”

worst places to

an alternate location to get She never drank coffee.

Canada. His

student

trip to

Roasters brand coffee either. To

stand

wait,”

Hortons

will save her a

the changeover. “I

destroys the

Lajoie said.

management

is

It

two blocks

one and

he

Pierce

can’t

his caffeine needs.

said

it,”

smaller competition that adds cul-

Boulevard Tim Hortons to satisfy

Chris

p.

a huge monopoly that takes

is

seeing

student

VanVolkenburg had some advice to offer those interested in teaching

CUTS

I

without

studies

VanVolkenburg said he earns

casting student.

drive

Third-year

things

here are relatively inexpensive.”

about $2,100 a month, which is more than he has ever made in

That's

don’t need to be drinking

“You

the the

to

or enjoying the nightlife,

course required.

a tight budget is part of being a student.

Watson

road

ers.

teaching

Having

but

switch,

one thing bothers him he may buy a lot

ture

Homer

he is about

it

is

adding that he always had to

go

dent, said

pleased

said he doesn’t drink

it

than Roasters. Zeidler

and the people here are and curious about foreignIf you like shopping, eating out

friendly

technology stu-

but he likes

and

said,

go

hard to find the

comforts of home,” he said. “The Korean written language is easy to learn

landed a job

No $700

very westernized

isn’t

tion engineering

Adrien Lajoie, a third-year broadHe had a lot to say against Tim Hortons including that

selections

cof-

he

fee,”

third-year architec-

seemed Everyone surveyed happy with the change, except for

will

history degree.

it

construc-

tural

analyst student,

name brand

the

hit

said.

Tim Hortons

He

,

a

is

YOU DESERVE

programming

over well because

like

computer

year

cheaper n’t

Tim

Zeidler, a third-

Hortons will be Roasters. “I did-

be

will at

Trevor

said he thinks

than

the

Hortons.

a first-year para-

medic student, said he is happy about the switch because he thinks

thinks

lineups

just

Don

though.

thing

Tim Hortons’ grand opening around the comer and almost

past. is

known,” he said, adding that Tim Hortons is “a Canadian thing,” Kapshey is concerned about one

happier

the best,” she said.

coffee. “It’s not as internationally

With a new Tim Hortons about to open on the Doon campus. Spoke went to students to see how they

out in

Imagine

all.

Most students agree Tim Hortons will be a By Shannon McBride

left

being dropped off in a country on the other side of the world with a different language and a different culture. And no help in sight. A few of my classmates discovered they had no place to live. A few of them got on the next plane home.

messages

“Korea

country and

quickly near Seoul with only his

instructor.

was out of work.

Korea without a degree, and had been this way for years. In the hopes of clearing up this

Our

What

from my classmates up jobs through our

.

they’re adjusting.

When a friend visited from Korea

face of the planet.

did hear were horror sto-

methods of learning and instructing, and marketing yourself

class of about

have disappeared off the

to

ries via e-niail

and

Sure enough, my best friend snapped up a job in Korea after our

My

seemed

ending however for University of Guelph graduate Matt VanVolkenburg.

assured us this was not an issue.

instructor put all fears to rest

a giant binder full of information on grammar, suggested teaching plans,

about the money-back guarantee. I didn’t hear a peep out of him. He

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2001

12,

HOROSCOPE

Cult plays classics

By Daniel Roth Scplcmbcr 23

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Week

at Kitchener concert Sixteen yenrs

is

a long lime to

After Hundred

wait for the chance to sec one of

your hivourite bands

On came

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live.

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Oct.

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Graham

is

Maybe these

I’ve

videos

watched too many of and as a result,

much

part of their exten-

worldwide tour, promoting their seventh and latest album Beyond Good and Evil.

noticed

I

The

was probably 30 35 and I felt

did not disappoint the

older crowd.

Tiuth

if

is,

not for

brother listening to early

’80s,

I

older

the Cult

two-hour set

in the

probably wouldn’t

as a result of

my

alone on your birthday your friends will understand. If the daily stresses

is

T

me

youngest Cult fans at

ing to hear such hits as She Sells Sanctuary and Fire Woman.

The average age was probably 30 the Lyric.

to

The

The

Cult.

I

was

there, wait-

when examindocuments, one word can make

out a two-hour set full of their clas-

to 35.

With loud

Opening up for The Cult was Hundred Mile House, a local band

who

played a satisfying set considering everyone was anxiously antic-

on

stage.

The four-member band played a mo.stly full of

boring guitar chords that seemed to be repeated -in every song.

dium

set.

guitars

and a huge

The Cult seemed

Much

in tip-

top shape considering their ages, displaying a high level of energy

However,

was expecting more from The Cult. Eveiy band has an image they art; remembered for, The Cult included, seen in their videos with

I

all

seemed the crowd

too old for angst, Astbury

seemed annoyed, perhaps a result of 20 long years on the road. Nevertlieless, I was psyched to hear Love Removal Machine, Edie

during their songs.

and

Rower Woman,

that

things metal: the

avour

16.

October 23

-

21

may

arise

are you’ll succeed.

November

Luckiest day:

14.

seem

songs I

friend

or

an

be buzzing about in your full of energy and

to

advice and

their

you’ll surely be better off.

Luckiest day:

May

16.

21

June

-

you have been ignoring your finances be sure to put them in order. If you feel uncomfortable If

with a situation or a person, don’t hesitate to speak

Luckiest day:

still

on tapes my brother handed down to me. The 16 ye^s 'was

awake.

your mind.

November

13.

» week

Capricorn:

well worth the wait.

If

you have

out poorly

by Saturday things

Leo: July 23

-

17.

August 22

seem someone who

as trustworthy as they

'

Be

careful of

appears to be charming and nice but really manipulative and spiteful.

is

Luckiest day:

November

August September 22 Don’t hesitate Virgo:

“P*

know that be much

It only seems as though the weight of the world is on yoUr

November

13.

Aquarius: January 20 February 18

Unexpected money may

M

November

Pisces:

12.

February

19

-

March 20 If

projects

you put your mind to it. dreams you have

dr

thought about for a long time will

13.

23

-

start to manifest. Putting the extra time into a project will pay off

more than you to

-

be entering your bank account this week. A loyal, humorous friend will help you through tough times. Luckiest day:

A close friend may not be to be.

will

better.

just finished

November

beginning of your

If the

starts

July 22

-

week.

this

Luckiest day:

December 22

shoulders

with a stressful time in your life enjoy the break from stress. Be prepared to enter another very busy

time

18.

January 19

-

Luckiest day:

Cancer: June 22

November

Luckiest day:

November

Gemini:

Pay close attention to this week. Your “gut feelings” are going to help you through tough times. Record any unusual dreams you have. You can make sense of them when you’re your intuition

.

loyal

They are humour. Take life.

December 2

-

listen to

..,

f

which will allow you to improve your life. If you try to make things better in your personal life chances

12.

enthusiastic colleague will

off and curiously referring to Canadian band Nickleback in a demeaning manner.

sic-rock hits.

November

XUUl uo.

lead-

also

obscenely telling

you and

careful

Luckiest day:

white sneakers. bitter,

Scorpio:

November

Opportunities

who

Be

November

Luckiest day:

-

21

ple

are close to

will return the

someday.

Hi IIV

you

of

was disappointed' to see

Washed-up Astbury

for you.

April 19

trust.

someone they

a difference.

full

singer Astbury sporting short hair, bright blue jeans and blinding

band did not disappoint the huge crowd, pounding

have

life

-

October 22 Unexpected money may be coming your way. All good deeds will be noticed. If you help

that there

Things can only get better from now on. Only confide in peo-

ing

new

five-piece

March

Aries:

A I

of

someone looking out

their classic-rock hits.

brother attracting

probably one of the

few mediocre songs,

band

pounding out a

my

Happy Birthday Scorpio!

have been at the concert. However,

was

Cult’s arrival

five-piece

huge crowd,

baby among the

12-18, 2001

you feeling down, know

expected that ’80s hair-band image to accompany them.

to

November

If you feci like you need to be

and

Tire average age

like a 23-year-old

sive

The

hair, the tight pants

leather vests.

fans at the Lyric.

in Hiunilton. Ont., the Cult’s stop

ipating

Hying long

I

probably of the

one

Formed 20 yeitrs ago in England and led by lead-singer Ian Aslbury. who spent some of his childhood

I

noticed

youngest

in Kitchener.

Kitchener

1

was

finally

Cult play at the Lyric Night Club

in

House’s

of

talk

Luckiest day:

think.

November

13.

about your problems with friends. If

you are unhappy in a relationship a temporary separation

know that may make

it

belter.

Luckiest day:

November

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The One

himself.

who

me and you just can’t

wait until the sequel to The Matrix comes out, now you can get your fix by rushing out to see the latest Matrix clone, The One. The sci-fi action thriUer takes its special

directly

is

way

stands in his

officer

named Gabe,

is

also played

by

A

seasoned

character

Lindo gives performance

actor,

starts

the

his it

and speed.Although the plot

who plays by the rules and is willing

sounds complicated,

it’s

actually

If the plot doesn’t

hold your atten-

too early

He is much the same char-

Gabe and Yulaw possess equal

left,

very easy to follow.

through black holes.

season

Yulaw back

he played in Gone In 60 Seconds. He’s a street-smart cop

strength

Matrix.

Christmas

alive.

deserves.

Since they are the only two

from The

agents assigned to bring

a police

Li.

technology, called

effects

Bullet Time,

He

one kill away from becoming The One. The only man

By Mike Metzger If you’re like

packed

action

is

acter as

to pay the ultimate price to bring back Yulaw. Statham gave a somewhat mediocre performance com-

He

By Denis Langlois only a few weeks into

It is

November but stores

are already

of Christmas merchandise. Now I am not a scrooge when it full

me? Good. Based on the

tion then the action will. Jet Li is the

pared to his role in Snatch.

borrowed the same fight choreographers used by The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The basic storyline of The One is as follows: There is not one universe

theory of multiverses, a version of

best thing to happen to fight movies

played the typical young partner

comes

you exists in every universe. Every one of you is connected by an energy. Every time one of you

since Bruce Lee.

The fight scenes are absolutely amazing in this movie, and with the Bullet Time

with a chip on his shoulder, assigned

the beginning of

to the hard-nosed veteran cop.

too early for companies to

effects

The climax of this movie is what makes it worth the $12 to go see it.

benefiting from the

divided

made up

between the rest. If all of you die but one, that person will in theory become “The One”, and possess

bound.

god-like powers.

acting has never

but that’s not what he’s getting paid

Delroy Lindo (Romeo Must Die, Gone In 60 Seconds) and Jason

only thing

That same universe has special

Jet Li plays a man named Yulaw who is an ex-multiverse agent who is now wanted for 123 murders; the

agents to police unauthorized travel

victims being the other versions of

Statham (Snatch) play multiverse

see movie.

As

well, the

but many.

makers of The One

Each universe

is

Still

lives

may be

different.

The parallel universes can be traveled by using black holes, which one universe has the technology to forecast.

energy

dies, that version’s

of the same people, but their names

and

with

is

added

Jet Li is pitted in a fight against

As far as are

no

you’ll be spell-

in,

acting

is

concerned, there

brilhant performances. Li’s

b^n

spectacular,

for.

I

won’t ruin the ending, but

All in

all

it is

the

was unimpressed with. though. The One is a mustI

itable time

him-

The choreography is so seamless that you actually believe there are two Jet Li’s. self.

to Christmas, but I think

It

November

is

start

most prof-

of the year.

seems stores will do any-

thing to increase the time con-

spend shopping for Beginning to sell merchandise earlier means sumers

Cliristmai

more money tions *

and

for large corpora-

less in

our pockets.

Companies must think

we

if

spread out our Christmas shop-

many weeks we will spend more money and buy

ping over

CRAST1NAT10N ThQ keyis not eliminafing procmstinationf which is idealistic, hut rather teaming how to manage it, which is realistic.

more merchandise. I don’t know anyone who looks forward to shopping for Christmas in It is simply too November. early.

Every year after Halloween, and sometimes even before, stores bring out their Christmas

PROCRASTINATION QUOTIENT

merchandise and before you

For each item indicate the column that most applies to you.

know and

i

2.

Mildly

Mildly

Agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly Disagree

more

i

know what have 1

do but have done

1

Christmas season

1

Fall

v/ofK best at Bie

is supposed to end in December, but it seems like it is

already gone.

November should be a month

’’last

is

really on.

ping.

our noses freeze

my aocomf^fehing my priorities.

November has no

avcW fordrrightansw^s y/hen

should just

an wpleasant

take half measures mat wai avoid Of dday unpleasant or

have been too fired, nervous difficult

task

myself v/aiimg

inspiralior^ before iftvohrod

on most

becoming

important

presents

study tasks.

My

TOTAL WEIGHT

X4

X3

X2

isn’t

XI

their

with the

like

to get

Christmas shopping done

and out of the way

eaiiy, but

with the big corporations

up the

TOTAL row by the WEIGHT to get the SCORE for each column. Add

SCORE row to determine your total

score. That

number is your

Procrastination Quotient. Procrastination Quotient:

Below 20 - Occasional Procrastinator 21 ~ 30 - Chronic Procrastinator Above 30 - Severe Procrastinator

information on Procrastination or other learning and study strategies,

contact Student Services, 2B02, for an appointment.

ti

who

do anything to make us spend more money. will

The only reason Christmas shopping starts this soon is so people will spend more

money

and not feel as guilty about it. It’s so companies can spread out

most profitable time of the and make money in December and November. Christmas should be about love and caring and not about spending money.

the

For more

are

try to

now?

argument

many people who

SCORE Multiply the

we

relax.

ed holiday of the year. People think it’s their duty to buy presents for everyone just to show them they care. The question is: why do we have to start buying

i

find

back and

time to drink eggnog. Christmas is the most overrat-

like to get my room in a good ord^ before startirtg a dii^cuit

1

holidays,

have fun outside before winter really arrives. There is plenty of time in December to get all our shopping done and still have

's

task.

to

Because

off.

The cold temperatures

1

1

sit

gets so cold

it

coming and we should

or upset to do the that faces me.

to

should just enjoy the

interruptions that interfere with

difficult action.

9.

We

outdoors before

dect^n.

e.

a time

panic about Christmas shop-

there are i^' many

1

the

so early.

starts

to relax rather than

pressed 7,

because

either

to

1 carry my hooks vrith me to varkais pl^Kses tKit do not open

v/hen the {Messure

6.

Santa’s knee.

Stores are already buzzing with people and tlie lines at the

diff^entasslanment.

fif«I

Uiem.

5.

are singing carols

on

cash registers are getting longer. F^l doesn’t seem to exist any-

usually

fmd that somedulng

4.

we

reasons for acting immediate on a

1

frequently

3,

Strongly

it

sitting

year


Page 16

— SPOKE, Nov.

12,

2001

Entertalnwnti Angel’s Diner has unique decor

Children’s

programs

By Mary Simmons

too violent

Angel’s Diner combines friendly service with decent prices and a nostalgic 1950s feel.

By Marcy Cabral

The

decor

features

old-style

booths and a big jukebox. All over

What do Mr. '^Pokeinon have

and

the walls are posters of classic cars

common?

and celebrities of the 1950s: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean, Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges, to name only a

Drcss-iip in

Absolutely nothing. often

I

myself pondering

find

question after watching cartoons with my seven-year-old this

She

cousin.

there so intently

sits

and absorbs every word.

remember when Watching shows Sharon,

I

was her age and

I

Mr. Dress-up,

like

and

Lois,

Then

Romper Room,

Bram.

and

there

was was

but

something different then.

I

learning.

Through those children’s shows you learned how to draw, make crafts and the alphabet. Your brain was stimulated while having fun.

few.

Located

370 Highland Rd. W., is a good family restaurant where kids eat free when accompanied by an adult. There is also a special menu at

Kitchener, Angel’s Diner

with cheaper prices for seniors.

The

For $7.95, I got a huge plate of rigatoni with meat sauce that I couldn’t even finish. I took about half of it home in a doggie bag.

My

Angel’s Diner, 370 Highland Rd. W., Kitchener, combines good food with a 1950s decor.

portion sizes are also good.-

brother got a

combo

which included a greek

special

salad, rice,

(Photo by Mary Simmons)

potato wedges and two skewers,

one pork and the other chicken,

all

$11.95. The only thing that wasn’t so great about this was that for

was served on the same the rest of the meal and he

the salad plate as

complained of the dressing getting on the potatoes, but other than that, he reports that it was a good meal that left

.

.and that isn’t an

There were also tempting sun-

If you’re looking for a place to

eat with the

whole family, there’s something for everyone at Angel’s Diner.

SmSm

Power Rangers, 'children aren’t learning. They are sitting in front of the

full.

easy task!

Today with popular shows such as Pokeman, Sailor Moon and the

him

daes and black forest cake for a reasonable price.

and watching

television

mindlessly.

They

are being taught that con-

should

frontations

through

Saccessfu/ sktdenis ase & of mhniqms for identifying important informadon and committing U to memory,

be handled and enemies

violence

Should be vanquished.

Conc^fitrailon Is the ability to direct your efforts towards a particular activity or subject. To give if close undivided attention. There are specific skflfs that can be learned to enhance your

“Today with popular shows such as

Pokeman, Sailor Moon and the Power

conoentratiQn. Practicing

them

Is likely

to improve your success as a

student

Rangers, children

II^PROVINO YOUR CONCENTRATION

aren’t learning.” Granted not

violence, but for the

is

based on

most part chil-

dren prefer watching the cartoons as

opposed

Sesame

to

Your Study Environment:

children’s pro-

all

gramming of today

Street or

Blue’s Clues.

L

1,

Needs

to

^friends,

be

distfaction free.

computer games, TV,

cell

phones)

When I was growing up violence was not an integral part of children’s programming, but rather singing, dancing and reading were the basis of most, if not

all,

2,

Must be conducive to studying, (good light sour^^, desk, computer, comfortable chair)

3,

Must have all the materials you need

chil-

dren’s shows.

During my childhood years there were some cartoons such as Transformers that incorporated some fighting, but the amount of educational programs outweighed --•1.

to study. Cpebs, books, computer, adequate space to spread out)

the violent ones.

Growing up with non-violent programs such as the Care Bears, the Smurfs, Fraggle-Rock and the

Structuring Study Sessions:

Muppets has made me increasingly aware of what children are

1.

watching today.

When

asked

I

my

seven-year-old

cousin which she preferred, Arthur

Moon, she instantly said Moon. Not because it was

causes

or Sailor Sailor

educational,

Moon was

a

but girl

bccau.se

who

My

Sailor

2.

that

there.

^

educational

Gone

most of programs is value

are the days

when

I can only imagine what children of the future will be

this direction

watching.

to

do

subjects concentrate is

difficult

when you

always easier

if •v.vrtfw

isn’t

you learned what sound an “s” makes or how milk gets from the cow to your refrigerator. If chil^dren’s programming continues in

ability to

highest

with

children’s

the

Start with the

beat out the

Your

concern

stress.

I

bad guys. today’s

Estimate the amount of lime you will to study each subject. Underestimating time will result in having less time for other tasks, which

need

first.

start to study.

It

is

to find the motivation

the subjects you like even

when you are tired. 3.

Plan a reward for a job well done.

For information on this technique and other learning and study strategies, contact Student Services, 2B02, for an appointment.


Canadian music making a comeback

Take a sneak peek

By

at online diaries

Michelle

Remember

Timmerman the

when you

time

could turn on the radio and hear the

By

Graham

Julie

I

Everyone has

Web

their favourite

site on the Internet, most of us use email services and play games, and

more

the

bank and pay

serious

their

many

onhne. However,

bills

when

writes, “I love the feeling I get

are

can feel

my

bones sticking out.”

Another writes, “I only had three olives, two cookies and some chicken curry today and puked it up so I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.”

using the Internet as a personal out-

Ultimately, online diaries are one

for their feelings through online

of the truest forms of building a

let

and journals.

diaries

We have at

some

probably

kept a diary

all

point in our hves as a per-

and

sonal record of hopes, fears

secrets, usually kept under lock and

However, as with almost every

key.

aspect of

modem

life these days, the

changed aU of that.

Internet has

community through the Internet. Readers comment on member’s

sweet

lyrics

of a Canadian

instead of having to see

artist,

them

per-

form in talent shows. Well those good old days are beginning to make a comeback. That’s right, Canadian music is rising once again! Recent recordings from familiar Canadian artists including Jan Arden, Blue Rodea, David Foster and Jimmy Rankin have hit the stores over the past couple of weeks,

along with some soon-to-be familiar

Internet surfers return to

and catch up on

their favourite diarist.

The

Waltons, Copyright and Sianspheric.

entries,

seem

friends

are

made

diaries

artists like

Rheostatics, Hayden, the

Many onhne Canadian

to satisfy the public’s obses-

sion with taking a peak into some-

tions are dedicated to

one

world that not

else’s life.

all

The Canadian Independent Record

comes from our neighbours south of

organiza-

showing

tlie

musical talent

the border, and that in fact there are

Production Association (CIRPA)

many talented artists here in Canada. to Assist The Foundation

trade organization representing the

Canadian Talent on Records (FAC-

recording industry. available loan

Information on and grant programs

music and sound recording industry. For more than 22 years CIRPA has been the collective voice of independent music in Canada. The site includes information

can be found

www.factor.ca.

TOR)

is

a non-profit foundation that

provides funds for the Canadian

at

Canada Hip-Hop Online

is

an

aspects of hip-hop culture, the

Canadian hip-hop scene and its many artists. The organization can be reached at www.hip-hop.ca. Their site includes information on Canadian artists, audio tracks, Canadian music videos, photos and listings

independent sector of the Canadian

on the current and^ information on sound recording and sales of Canadian music, all which can be found held at

many

have

of hip-hop events going on

throughout Canada.

their

be mistaken with personal

member-

one-of-a-kind diary page to write on.

work of FTP

the technical

All

HTML

uploading and

writing

is

done for the user through volunteers and a few paid staff mnning the site. If a diary user allows access, anyone surfing the net can view their entries, full of intimate thoughts and person-

^^fiestoga Coll

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prcsents the

^

''

al stories.

There’s www.deardiary.net that offers genres like science, politics

and pets are view.

The

Employee Winter Qala

yvnniial

my life, for the pubhc to

site

ney.com, offers

www.writingthejourtips

on how

to write

better journal entries. All of these

accounts but

sites offer free

desires, users

one

if

have the option of pay-

ing to “help keep the site alive.”

One of

more odd

the

sites

offers “a storage for

and guidance.” Letter,

Upon

Friday, Decen^ber 7th, 2001

is

which

www.thedeadletter.com,

wisdom, regret

Dead

arrival at

The Berkley Room

at

Bingemans Park

one can view the saddest or

funniest entries supposedly written after death.

gone for.

One

letter writes, “I’ve

to heaven, that’s

what

I

hoped

No more Eminem.”

According to a recent

from

article

The Gazette, Psychologist John Grohol said diaries and journal

become a

allow users to person.

“Virtually

sites

different

who

everyone

goes online creates personas which reflect,

pm Cash Bar 7:00 pm Dinner 8:30 pm Dancing 6:30

but are not accurate portray-

of their real selves,” said Grohol.

als,

Upon asking users of Live Journal why they write their personal thoughts online, Marty Silbiger, a

Tickets $25.00pp

15-year-old from the States, said she thinks people like to get things off their chest

on the

site.

“They can

world

imagine

that

somebody cares about what

in this online

(Limited Tickets Available)

at

least

Buy Your Ticket Today!

they write,” said Silbiger.

Another anonymous user said people write online because they can

access their journal from in the world.

safer than physical things. spill it,”

anywhere

You

said the Live Journal user.

Whatever the

attraction,

some

There are anorexic journal sites where people with the eating disorder, mostly teen girls, use their diary

swap

Prizes!!

can’t

water on your journal and ruin

journal sites are downright scary.

to

Door

“Things online are also

stories

and

tips.

One

user

Any Questions?? Contact Shirley Donc2yk (519) 748-5220 ext.3756

in

Kitchener-

who are itching to

music heard

at

The High Whiskey

The Abstract, the Circus Room and Boomers Basement Bar.

Web

ship for users to create and design a

band nights are

Jacks Restaurant and Night Club,

home pages designed by one person, these •diary sites offer free

live

bars

Ball Restaurant and Bar,

and the more popular sites hke www.livejournal.com boast they have more than 150,000 members. to

www.cirpa.ca.

Waterloo for those

sites

Not

at

Open-mic and

Within the last five years, there has been an explosion of diary sites and a huge increase of people using them. A Yahoo keyword search of online journals produces 521

a

issues in the music industry,

organization dedicated to promoting all

is


— SPOKE, Nov.

Page 18

12,

2001

Sports

Baseball teams By Marc Hulet

numbers have been

pinstripes. His

declining for a couple years

The Major League Baseball son

over

and

.years

the

four-year-old

the

defeated the

franchise

The Yankees were not

nearly as

knew how to win. In a short series the Diamondbacks were just a little better - and a little luckier. is

time for baseball execu-

begin moulding their fran-

tives to

many of

the successful

teams of 2001.

The New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics all have large portions of their teams The same

eligible for free agency.

holds true for the Atlanta Braves

and Houston Astros League.

in the National

The Yankees appear poised to make the most dramatic changes. Long-time Yankee outfielder Paul a free agent but appears

is

headed for retirement.

He

patrolled right field for the

Yankees

for nine

baseman Tino Martinez

could leave via free agency but he

may

re-sign after a solid 2001. His

numbers had been dipping

may have

years but he

has

years but injuries have

plagued him for the past few. Third baseman Scott Brosius

ing for another

make

it

27

World Series

in total

lookto

title

and the Arizona

Diamondbacks in search of their first title, it was anyone’s game. Almdst like a dream, the Diamondbacks won the World Series four games to two in a bot.

tom-of-the-ninth

comeback

that

be remembered for years. The final score was 3-2 for the Diamondbacks who proved mirawill

cles could happen.

Scoring in the

game

started in the

bottom of the sixth inning when lead-off hitter Steve Finley singled

a line-drive to centre field off of pitcher Roger Clemens. Up next

was Danny Bautista who pounded

a

agency include pitchers Sterling Hitchcock and Mark Wohlers. The Seattle Mariners are poised to lose a number of key players

from

their

dream season

Bret Boone, find

who

employment

in

2001.

struggled

to

off-season,

last

had one of the best seasons by a second baseman ever. Seattle may have a hard time re-signing him. Solid starting pitcher is

Aaron Sele

also a free agent. Seattle will try

rallied

back

of the seventh inning to at

tie

The

1-0. in the

the

top

game

one.

fight

back

in the

not

bottom of the sev-

to

from

the

his superb defence handling their pitchers.

2002 season. John Smoltz - an outstanding

The Houston Astros also appear headed for a number of major

will

likely

be exerci.scd

starting pitcher for

Damon

Centre fielder Johnny

Third baseman David Bell, right fielder Jay Buhner and super-sub are also all eligi-

ble for free agency.

Oakland may not have quite as

ued to battle in the top of the eighth. Alfonso Soriano of the Yankees was down 0-2 in the count when he

smacked one way back and over the fence to put the Yankees up by one. In the top of the ninth

Randy

Johnson, the Big Unit as he is otherwise known, was called to the

mound Yankees’

to

put

end

an

to

the

rally.

Tension

built

as

the

second base sending the

Diamondback

-

are cutting their budg-

season and they

may

have the money to keep him Brave’s uniform.

Closer Jason Isringhausen probably won’t be back in Oakland next

He

has done an average job as

Oakland

has electric stuff but struggles to maintain it for an entire game.

Coming

in for

should

help

one inning

him

at

a time

harness

was

his

blown a save since 1997. Womack smashed a shot to right field,

driving in one run and tying

the game.

Diamondback

fans were ecstatic

was going

thinking the impossible to happen.

The next batter, Craig Counsell, was walked to load the bases with only one out. Luis Gonzalez came and tapped a

light shot

rotation

together while the other

third

He

may

relievers

be another luxury the Braves can-

Jackson.

not afford. Also, young starters Jason Marquis and Odalis Perez are

Many teams face the possibilities of major overhauls but if a labour agreement is not worked out all

is

getting up in age and he

pushing for rotation spots and they would cost about $600,000 combined compared with Burkett’s salary

Other key players available for free agency include pitchers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed. Catcher Javy Lopez and infielders Rey Sanchez, Keith Lockhart and Ken

the

The team

is

the

filled the sta-

Diamondbacks were youngest franchise ever to win as the

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four years old and beat one of the

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under its belt. It was an exciting World Series, from Game 1 to the last game Nov. 4. A team from both the American League and National League went head-to-head and battled through seven games of unpredictable titles

end

it

ninth heroics. Fans were on their

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Castilla

Mike Williams and Mike

these worries will be moot. There

magic

World

baseman Vinny

a chance that players may strike and, like 1994, the season may be

which could go as high as $5

million.

ning run.

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Houston. His option will most cerbe picked up. Other key free agents include

tainly not

starters struggled at various times.

into centre field, driving in the win-

dium

in

Starter

like

not

Pedro Astacio was brought over a mid-season trade but he was seriously injured before he could appear in a playoff game for

in a

the glue that kept the Atlanta

closer for the Athletics but

prone.

not

was

his first year in

Moises Alou will most likely be in another uniform next year. He is very expensive and very injury

Atlanta would love to re-sign

him but they

Oakland after coming over in a trade from Kansas City. There is absolutely no way Oakland can afford to sign both Damon and Giambi.

is

changes.

and was fan-

John Burkett was solid year with a 3.04 ERA and he

to the plate

Diamondbacks went into the bottom of the ninth down by a run. The Yankees were three outs away from another World Series title when Mark Grace of the Diamondbacks put an end to the tension by singling to centre field. The next batter, Damian Miller, bunted to the pitcher, Mariano Rivera, who threw wide

12 seasons

the switch to closer this year

this

finish

However, the Yankees contin-

tastic.

for

also a free agent but he struggled in

the fifth spot in the rotation to closer may warrant consideration. He

left-handed

The Diamondbacks could

Jason

for

accept a discounted price Oakland.

year.

in

Johnson and

friend

pursue Giambi and chances are

incentive

agent

Glavine and Mike Remlinger have

Mark McGwire and flourished. Many large market teams are ready to

free

options on their contracts which

close

his

a

He

the spacious Safeco Field.

for

Yankees then

Oakland from

become

to

base bag in

history.

first

has Luis Vizcaino waiting in the wings. Moving Erik Hiljus from

Diamondbacks were up

that

baseball

Tom

importantly, pitchers

Charles Johnson exercises his

Florida. Atlanta officials arc wringing their hands at the prospect of

everything in their power to keep Sele and his annual 15-plus wins in

play and ended the inning but the

after

in

has taken over the

if

right

et for next

hit

Runners were at first and second with nobody out. Hopes were looking up

down

contracts

'90s but they are facing free agency

Most

figure to be playing

all

somewhere else in 2002. Lopez will definitely not be back

with a possible 15 of their players.

enough

rolling into centre field.

settled

baseman Jason Giambi is poised to sign one of the largest First

not the

signing a short-term deal.

to

Clemens

most valuable position players

their stopper.

Caminiti

after battling injuries

Finley for the

run of the game.

their

and

fastball.

was one of Ihe most - if most - dominant teams in the

Atlanta

squeezed out of the bidding. Having Giambi’s brother Jeremy on their team doesn’t appear to be

pitch to left-centre field, driving in first

exploding

enough and rookie first baseman Nick Johnson may have struggled just enough to warrant Martinez re-

enth.

New York Yankees

the

made

World Series By Mike Sperling

some of

free agents as

the small market Athletics will be

Mark McLemore is

many

other teams but they stand to lose

well

also a free agent after four years in

With the

in recent

Other key Yankees eligible for free

This off-season will be especially

O’Neill

wings

the

in

although he could probably benefit from another year in the minors.

chises for 2002.

busy for

waiting

First

but they

it

Henson

New York Yankees.

powerful a team as the ones that won four out of the last five World Series

Now

and he had a terrible time playing defence this year. The Yankees have third base prospect Drew

sea-

Arizona Diamondbaeks have been erowned world ehampions. In one of the most exciting World Series in the last 20 is

now

busy winter

in for

team enjoy a game on uct. 31

,

at the rec centre. (Photo by Mike Sperling)


SPOKE,

Nov. 12, 2001

— Page 19

Student teaches self-defence Soccer By Vanessa Laye

“I don’t I

With just one glance she will sweep you off your feet, and bring a sense of higher awareness to your

want people

them with a partner Miljkovic. Kata

name

of the

in karate.

They

the

is

movements used

to fight,” said

Miljkovic, a first-year student at

demonstrating movements, which help you to keep your balance and to safely perform the

Conestoga College, has brought

basic

through her teachings of karate.

life

Sandra

Nineteen-year-old

her expertise to the school to teach

women’s

a

self-defence

class.

Miljkovic started taking karate at the

age of four and earned her

By Mike Sperling

kar^e techniques.

Kumite, also known as free ing or sparring,

fight-

No

niques are learned.

gram. “Karate has taught me how to fight for myself, and if needed,

trains

everyday with the help

of her father either at their

home

gym or at the Tsuruoka Kia Karate Do on Wabanaki Drive in Kitchener. On top of that she trains her younger sister Jelena who has recently earned her junior

just

black

belt.

Miljkovic also teaches a

tournament class

at

the club,

in

which she says her female students

ing one outdoor sport has

body sparring

Most Tuesday nights at 7:30 in Conestoga College’s recreation centre,, the women’s

p.m.

part of the pro-

is

indoor soccer team plays against vatious teams front around the

myself from harm,” said

to protect

Miljkovic.

It

class is not about learning fight others, but learning

how how

Tuesday because there are only five teams and no definite schedule yet. They are ^sing these

to to

from harm and/or

protect yourself

games

to learn the art of the sport.

start

or

January.

never too late to

is

Coach Rebecca Miller said this game is slightly different from

successful at any

become

sport,” said Miljkovic. In

January

and

are first in Ontario.

she hopes to teach afternoon class-

the outdoor version

Miljkovic teaches the women’s self-defence class every Tuesday

es of taebo, kickboxing and karate

the players differently too.

morning at 8 a.m. at the recreation

which is free to female students and members of centre. This class,

the

centre,

participants

teaches

self-confidence and

how

to protect

themselves. “Karate doesn’t teach

you how to fight,” she said. more of a spiritual thing.” Karate

is

“It is

a step-by-step process

that develops over time.

As a begin-

ner proper techniques must be learned. Although she admits it can be boring at first, these techniques are important because when you start to use physical contact in class,

it

will help

you

to

block

hits.

‘The team

at the centre.

Miljkovic’s ultimate goal

is

it is

to

a

way

is

for

their skills,” she said.

up money for the club. After graduating from Conestoga she would like to travel to Japan and learn dif-

to

Miller also coached the varsity

outdoor soccer team and said the

team does not feel any pressure win because there is no league for these games, not until spring-

She would home and incorporate the techniques she knows and what she has arts

Miljkovic

members.

she would name the Miljkovic said,

style.

asked

why

arts

club

Panthers

She hopes to run a martial academy with her sister, and

plans on calling

it

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

-

Panthers.

When

“Because

I

love

my

sister

and

that

One main

difference between

outdoor and indoor soccer is indoor soccer games are played in a

gymnasium, cutting the

size

was

her nickname back in Yugoslavia because she was so

of the play area down by about 50 per cent. There are two 25“minute

fast.”

halves

make her own

learned abroad to

^

tirfie.

demonstrates a karate stance. She teaches the women’s self-defence class every Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Doon campus recreation centre. Classes are free to students and

Sandra

then bring different

affects

more relaxed and them to build up

have her own club one day and to develop her own style of karate. She will be taking next year off from competition in order to save

ferent techniques.

.

in preparation for college

league action which begins in

All ages are encouraged to join the program. “It

They don’t play every

city.

stressed that this

is

moved

indoors.

sparring to

when she was asked

She

With winter slowly approach-

incorporated into

is

the class once the proper kata techthe face will be taught, but slight

to join the Canadian karate team.

indoors

are

black belt at 14. She moved to Canad?^ from Yugoslavia with her family in 1998

moves

to get hurt, so

will start with kata before putting

making

a

for

faster-

paced, more enjoyable game.

The on

Condors soar high over Sting 6-2

length of halftime depends

and

referee

the

between two and

ranges

five minutes.

“I like indoor soccer better,”

By Vanessa Laye alone kept Determination Conestoga goalie Andy Hopkins in the game against Seneca College on Oct. 31, blocking slapshot after

booming slapshot despite a pulled leg muscle. Condors coach Greg Rickwood said Hopkins underwent surgery due to the injury and expects that he will be out for at least the

next three weeks.

He was

injured while playing in net against

Cambrian College

in

Sudbury on

Oct. 27.

was a rough game between Conestoga and Seneca, as both teams ended the first period 0-0. Seneca had the upper hand for 10 minutes, after Condors assistant captain Paul Flewwelling was It

kicked out of the

game for checkRickwood said

Despite Conestoga being down a man, Seneca still couldn’t score. The Condors picked up their game in the second period scoring two goals in the first five minutes, game 2-0. But to lead the Rickwood said the team dropped their heads after Seneca’s Dave Aspin scored off a shot from the blue line to bring the'score to 2-1

Seneca

apart as Conestoga

fell

show

stole the

more dom-

scoring three

goals in the second period to

game 5-1. Scoring for Conestoga was Ryan Baird, Ritchie inate

the

the

outcome of the game.

best 60-minute effort the last

I

two years,” he

“It’s the

have seen said.

“They

played just as hard from the

minute to the

last

in

first

minute.”

With players being injured, some got more playing time then they expected. “Some had five shifts, others. had 25, but they all played and did their best,” said Rickwood. “They played like they wanted to win.”

To be on dedication

the hockey is

team a

involved.

15 to 20 hours a

week

is

A

lot

total

of

of

what these

Condors have to give up for both practice and games. But what the team said made the game was definitely the crowd. Many Conestoga and friends family students, showed up to support the Condors first home league game. “They make the atmosphere of the game “I said Rickwood. different,” haven’t seen this

much enthusiasm

from the fans in over fi years.” With only 15 games in the season, Conestoga is sitting pretty with a I-l record (wins and loss1

assistant

three players

who had

talented

part

bounce the ball off of and are no offsides. “It allows them to be skilled because you have one-touch plays and you

there

more more don’t

have as much time with

it,”

Miller said. Substitutions are easier with

they

them

format. to be

usually wait

an opportunity for

to get to the

bench and

other players take over.

When

said

spring arrives the varsi-

but the Seneca player

Rickwood, adding that he helped to open up the game. Also mentioned was Bums, who Rickwood said

turned into the check and the refer-

played a strong game with great

Tuesday do now but have the opportunity to go to invitational tournaments on weekends.

game misconduct.

speed and energy. But the most valuable player of the game went to

cer teams have a regional tour-

ing from behind.

Flewwelling’s check would have

been ees “It’s

legal,

saw

it

as a

a big loss,” said Rickwood,

who added

he only had four of Flewwelling was kicked out and having another that

his six defenders after

player injured at their last

game

Weigel will be out for the next month as he undergoes physio for a strained neck muscle after being viciously hit by a Cambrian player in the last two minutes of the game. against Cambrian. Eric

Craig Banister,

ty

last

goal of the

nament around reading week, Feb. 25 to March 1 The top two teams from there will go on to

But Seneca snuck

in a goal just

minutes

game

left in

the

to

it

said he

the provincial tournament.

Miller

6-1.

was pleased

with the team’s performance and

Condor Jamie McNally goes in for a shot on Seneca College’s The Condors won 6-2 at the home game on Oct. 31

goalie.

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

is

happy with the way

women

are playing so far because they are playing as a team thanks to their outdoor seathe

make

the final score 6-2.

Rickwood

.

game

making

will play every

Miller said varsity indoor soc-

who Rickwood said

in the third period,

team

as they

played a physically and mentally strong game. Banister scored

Conestoga’s

^

simi-

it is

hockey's

to

until there is

a very

win,”

today’s

ing the goalie, on the field at a time, the walls can be used to

substituted

hockey player and a big

of

Other differences in the game

Whenever players need

outstanding is

“It’s

include only six players, includ-

lar

captain

performances. “Fehrman

said.

quick.”

indoor soccer because

es).

Daryl Bums, and Ian Fehrman with two goals. Rickwood said there were

Morgan,

Miller

-

and

short

son.

.


— SPOKE, Nov.

Page 20

2001

12,

News

Tim Hortons arrives

ne new iim Hortons, which was scheduled customers sometime this week. I

to

open on Nov.

19,

is

now expected

^

at

Conestoga

Marcel Gaudet, to begin servinq

CN

left,

of Miller’s Electrical,

and Tom McLaughlin

of

Mechanical, helped transform Roasters into Tim Hortons. (Photo by Dwight Irwin)

Frank Rinaldi of Jamesway Construction examines plans to construct a wall for the new

College employee

make way

for the

Dan Randall works on new Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons. clearing out Roasters to

(Photo by Tori Sutton)

(Photo by JuHanna Kerr)

Where’s the respect? often

I

happened drilled

were

wonder nowadays what was

remarked

when we

next time

our heads

into

little.

people

see

disrespecting

I

one

the other day

me

to the bus stop

when

a

hadn’t talked to this neighbour

1

before so

1

wailed for

my

some

took the time while

1

bus to arrive to make

friendly conversation.

of us this way.

stop before

the

There are many students that deserve more respect than they are given because of the job they do with balancing their lives, their

arrives.

I

on

her but

simply asked whether or not particular bus was headed to

Fairview Mall.

Again was met with rudeness. Being a student unfamiliar with Kitchener and Waterloo had 1

don’t think that stu-

“I

this

dents are given the respect they deserve

1

thought that bus drivers would be sympathetic to helping people find their way. And maybe shouki have been at the stop, waiting for 1

sometimes. We’re looked upon as dis-

the bus to arrive.

However, Just because wasn’t, docs that mean deserve to be 1

respectful, irresponsi-

and

ble

I

treated rudely?

rash.”

As soon I

as

said

saw

the bus (urn the

made was arriving but

for the slop.

bus

I

my goodbyes it

just

as the

it

nearly

me anyways.

passed

As

I

aiul ran

1

stepped up the

iar

stairs

the

phrases that were drilled

itito

our

by our parents, such as treat others the way you would like to he treated, and that incliKles students. heatls

1

don’t

given

the

think

But

it is

not fair to stereotype

all

us

out online!

work, their school work and everything else in between. It

isn’t just students that are treat-

ed with disrespect though. I ,see it everyday in classrooms and around campus. Teachers are often not given the they deserve for the job

respect

they do. It’s

hard to believe that simple

ideas like treating others with the

same respect that you expect from them can be so easily forgotten. Perhaps next time need to go somewhere, I will be waiting where should be instead of 10 I

I

Peo|)le .seem to forget those famil-

corner

rash.

the

rudeness

by the road.

and

at

ment

neighbour

sometimes. We’re looked on as disrespectful, irresponsible

had

made no com-

my way

was on

slopped

that

Come check

I

bus

another. 1

snidely

better be

look around and everywhere

I

driver

to all the respect that

Construction workers discuss plans inside the remains of Roasters. (Photo by Julie Graham)

that

respect

students

they

are

deserve

metres awtiy from the stop. And perhaps the ilriver will give me .service with a smile instead of snide looks and rude comments. I'.ither

way we

all

need

to

remem-

ber those lanuHis words from

and dad.

mom

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