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— No. 73

33rd Year

Workout rooms behind schedule By Derek Lester

Roost was. The room

2,800

is

square feet (252 sq. metres), and

The renovations to the recreation centre at Conestoga College’s Doon campus are six weeks behind schedule, according to Tony

floor.

The cardio workout room will be on the new third floor at the rec centre, right above where the

Martin.

The steel,

it

house all the weights from the present weight room on the first will

built

director of athletics said the used for framing, arrived late,

new weight room will be. This room is 2,900 sq. feet (261sq. ,

and when it did get to the rec centre, it was tough to get it upstairs.

The delay of back the

the steel also set

of the

start

new plumbing

required.

The renovations which a

to the rec centre,

started in August^ will create

new weight room,

cardio workout

room, fitness room, men’s and women’s locker rooms and show-

metres), and

it

will contain all the

and treadmills from the current weight room. Next to the cardio workout room on the third floor will be the aerobikes, steppers

room. This room

bics/fitness

2,200

and

feet (198

sq.

sq.

is

metres),

towards the front of the

is

building.

ers.

Located behind the aerobics/fit-

Martin said the new rooms were to be completed by Dec. 1, but now they won’t be ready until the new

(162

^

on now," he said. by Jan. .JL Tor

is

“It

students to enjoy.”

The new weight room

will

be

located on the second floor at the

Two

Terrorism

of

sets

be

will also

stairs

One will go up to the caro. workout room 1 from tile weight room and the oinfef otTe''CVni"gfi'a|T to the aerobics/fitness room from installed.

the concourse.

eit

new

in visitors

(Photo by Kirsten Fifield)

Christmas

for self-sufficiency

The

11

caused by the terrorist attacks on the United States are blowing their smoke across the fires

border.

The proposed anti-terrorist bill known as Bill C-36 has developed into

of controversy

point

a

in

Canada over

I

and civil liberties mean,” said Hungarian-born MP, adding that the bill shows how greatly the terrorist attacks of Sept. 1 have

Conestoga’s radio station CJIQ 88.3

FM, which

months,

rights

air for

the

campus radio

1

managed

to affect

our

opposing

way of

life.

voted

parties

1 1

has been on the the largest

is

station in

Canada,

according to the station’s manager. Paul Osborne also included the station’s goals for the next

against the closure of the debates.

ideological reasons that endangers

dents with a state-of-the-art

overreaction,

human

ing lab,”’ said Osborne.

“If the goal is to prevent a terrorattack,

Dale

He

it

will

be ineffective,”

said.

pointed out that there has

only been one terrorist attack.

“We’ve been able

to catch thou-

until Sept.

1

,” 1

he said, adding

that there is nothing

the laws

we have

right

wrong with

nearly

majority

shut

make

the

law.

essential

service.

“We hope

To do

this,

at

a meeting

Doon campus.

to provide the stu-

Osborne hopes

‘liv-

to fur-

giving the station rave reviews.

Broadcasting and students

that

ther integrate the station into full-

any person or group suspected of

time programs and appoint student

were

department heads to generate

gave' the station rave reviews.

bill

financing terrorism -

-

states

knowingly or

can be stripped of their funds

stu-

dent-produced programming.

“We hope

work with broad-

and their assets. Dale said there are problems

casters in the industry to further

with

understand the

this.

to

skills

needed by

in

attendance

at the

“People want to come here for people from outside the college are hearing us.

We

are taught better skills

n’t

Liberal

are easily.irightened,” he said.

financially self-sufficient through

for

The only

Kitchener- Waterloo

MP

This puts protest groups ficult position. If,

someone was

in

a dif-

during a protest,

to feel threatened

by

the group and can prove that they are disrupting a service or

ing property, they

damag-

would be con-

sidered terrorists under the

bill

may be arrested. Continued on Page 2

and

advertisements and donations as well

as encouraging other stu-

dents to get involved with the station.

The station also become a marketing

hopes

to

tool for the

benefit

from

the

who

did-

station

might have. CJIQ really builds up our confidence level,” said one student. CJIQ is run by the students for the students, Osborne said. Currently, there are 77 students in

the

three

year broadcasting

program and 50

who

college through contract agencies

students

and introducing the station

the station.

to

who

meeting

the radio station,

Other goals Osborne has set for the station include becoming

Liberal to vote against his party

was

an

Furthermore, the

at the

against

down debates

bill

disrupts

damages property or

Nov. 26

.

than students before us

changes to the bill almost two weeks ago on Nov. 28. The closure of debates means no more changes will be made to the legislation before it goes to a final vote, which will

life,

board of governors

Currently, CJIQ can be heard from as far away as Milton, Lake Erie and London. The college hopes to increase the listening boundaries to Burlington and beyond London. “The feedback from listeners is .increasing and we are receiving positive feedback from the community,” said Osborne. Listeners aren’t the only ones

our graduates,” said Osborne.

now

unanimous

defines terrorism as an

“Record companies are beginning to notice us,” said Osborne.

“You don’t have to kill anyone (to be a terrorist), you just have to frighten people. And some people

terrorism.

A

bill

act taken for political, religious or

not

sands of attempted terrorist attacks

up

The

few

years in his report to the college’s

the last two months. According to Michael Dale, history and political science instructor at Conestoga College, the bill is an

ist

Students find Utopia a scream. PAGE 20

sentations.

communist know what human

lived under a

dictatorship,

All

advertisers through national pre-

Telegdi.

“Having

in

spirit.

PAGE

Andrew

CJIQ

College’s

bill

By Michelle Timmerman

Workshoppers get

trio

house additional showers to accommodate the once the new exercise room is finished.

level will

increase

strikes controversy aims By Shannon McBride

for the new room rocreatfon centre

Brad Costic takes measurements on Nov. 29

Continued on Page 2

where the old Condor

rec centre

will be- 1,800 sq. feet metres) for the locker

sq.

rooms and showers.

year.

“The rush

room

ness

to

75 journalism

are involved with


— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 2

10,

2001

Embryonic cloning

Check

it

out

...

spurs questions By Shannon McBride On Nov.

Global News story, skin cells have been proven to have the same a

Advanced Cell company specializ-

25,

Technology, a

desired cells.

as

effect

Once

the

embryonic found in the

the

DNA

many

ing in molecular biological experi-

skin cell, and

announeed they had cloned a human embryo. The event has many people asking “why?” The argument from many med-

types of cells, has been manipulat-

mentation,

ical

professionals

long

is that

there

is

a

of obvious benefits that

list

accompany embryonic cloning. The cloned embryo can lead

to

ed properly, ducing any If all

on

is

it

many

where the need embryo.

new

No

one can dispute the importance and validity of this claim.

But there are other sides issue.

to the

,

One

fact that seems to be lost in excitement of the cloning advancement is that other types of cells have also produced these all-

the

important stem

cells.

New

According

to

government. Richard wants to know where of this

is

Richard asked

“Why push it if you can use other stem cells?” Richard said. “Studies have shown that non-embryonic

Michael Dale, history and politiConestoga College, said it’s a tough call. “If I needed a new heart, the possibility is tempting,” he said. But Dale argues that this takes us down a dangerous path. He said

cal science instructor at

not

if.

“Eugenics is not dead,” he said. Eugenics is the science of improving the human population by conbreeding for desirable trolled

stem cells work the same way.” Richard is concerned about the

inherited characteristics.

motives of the scientists involved

there that have the intelligence and

with the cloning.

the

“They are pushing

it

not for

med-

icine or for science, but because

they want to be

first,”

she said,

adding that none of the cloning has

Dale said there are groups out

money

will be

room, Martin said, it will be used for ju-jitsu, kickboxing, t’ai chi, wrestling and possibly used as a

utility

boxing.

will use the utility

He added

room

amenities will for students

at

come

ty services programs.

components

for

The

fitness

firefighter

pre-

law and security administration and paramedic programs service,

beings,

the- residence

to

at night.

and alumni entertained. For the first time, the Alumni Association will offer SportsWorld tickets for winter activities.

In previous years, the

association has offered tickets for activities only.

Continued from Page

“How

come

can she guarantee other .politicians won’t use the

bill

against

But McLellan has agreed to a limited sunset clause on the bill that would assure Canadians of an expiry date of five years if the law goes too far.

budge on such powers as confiscation of finances of suspected terrorist groups or wiretapping and other means of electronic will not

eavesdropping.

Dale said “I don’t

an Alumni

hit.

Alumni Association volunteers will be inside doors 3 and 4 from 10:30

a.rn.

to

1:30 p.m., selling

candy and carnations. All those who purchase the treats will be eligible to win two tickets for the Feb. 26 home game of the Toronto

Maple Leafs. “Rumour was best year yet.

On Feb. 24, the Alumni Association will host its fifth annual skating party at the recreDoon. Wallage said last year’s party

ation centre at

was a big success, doubling the numbers from the previous year. Students, alumni and faculty are encouraged to bring family and friends from 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. for

skating,

hot chocolate and

cookies.

The Alumni Association

is

also

looking for volunteers to help out that this

was the

We sold out and had

with convocation ceremonies in June.

parties

should

services

officer

Interested

a ton of fantastic volunteers,” said

contact alumni

Jennifer Wallage, external market-

Monica Himmelman

at ext.

3459.

Students market their products By Nicole Childs

Canadian product and prepares a marketing presentation they would

Have you ever wondered how you could sell remote car starters to Sweden or apples to Mexico? The marketing students of Conestoga College could tell you. third-year

The annuqi

this creates privacy

know

is

after her.

innocent groups?” Dale said.

She

Day

Valentine’s

ing and events committee ehair.

1

Dale said Justice Minister Anne McLellan argues her government wouldn’t use the bill against protesters. But she makes no promises for those that

Conestoga Students Inc. will sponsor a ski trip to Talisman Ski Resort on Jan. 18. The package will include bus fare and a lift ticket for the day. Ski and snowtion,

allow expiry date

will

(Photo by Dsms Langfom)

annual SWAK (Sealed With Alumni Kisses) event was a big

events lined up to keep students,

warm-weather

C36

a mock International Markerting

i-j,

Association favourite. Last year’s

this.”

in Bill

participates in

The Alumni Association

In conjunction with the associa-

Clause

Wertman

Trade $hovy for marketing students on Nov. 30,

of Conestoga College has some

winter?

faculty

are

~

board rentals and instruction Will also be available.

Looking for some fun over the

and the new facilities up and running, the rec centre will be an excellent place to workout. “It will be one of the best within the college system,” he said. “There won’t be one quite like are complete

t^^Nick

Alumni association sponsors winter events

the

Martin said once the renovations

Martin said the rec centre is also teaming up with the school of health and sciences and communi-

human

By Julianna Kerr

as well.

improved provide a good place that

to clone

and when it is possible, he doesn’t doubt that it will happen. “We’re on the verge of science fiction,” he said.

2,800 square feet Continued from Page 2

cloning becomes pos-

question will be when,

sible, the

weight room

The present weight room

all

headed.

when human

that very question.

organs.

asking

Kitchener-Waterloo Right to Life co-ordinator Jane

immune

are

for the cloned

is

and

possibly the production of

to pro-

possible with pre-

is

cells,

production of stem cells that could aid in the treatment of disease

way

its

other

vital organ.

of this

existing

likely

the blessing of the United States

if

1

problems.

want big brother watching

my

every move.”

marketing trade show was held on Nov. 30 in the blue room of Conestoga College, and provided marketing students with real-life international

experience.

The show

is

run mostly by third-

year marketing students and

is

a

chance for the students to show off the projects they have been working on since September. Students and faculty from other programs that wandered through were given a sales presentation and usually business cards or free prod-

sell their

product to another

Some examples of the products on display were fishing rods for South Africa, apples for Mexico, Smart Start remote car starters for Sweden and hemp oil candles for Germany. This

is

the third

a

year that the

it

is like in

He was happy with the energy and creativity that came from the students but thought the show was too short because it had to close at 3:30 p.m.

were

still

while there

students looking at the

exhibits.

Next year Brooker hopes to set up earlier so that presenters have

show has run and Ed Brooker, co-

more time

ordinator of the

Brooker looks at many different things when marking the projects. He said he thinks back to which exhibits stood out the most and which had interactive situations that drew people in.

marketing program, was happy with the way it went.

“They’re doing fabulously, they are

all

trying to outdo each other,”

said Brooker.

The

students tried to stay as pro-

fessional as possible while trying to attract

customers and do a

sell-

ing job for their product.

Brooker said they

ucts.

Each group of students takes

use to

country.

students could feel what the real world.

late

a real-life trade

tried to

He

at the

show.

also looks at

how much

infor-

mation was available and how much of a foreign aspect there was to the projects.

emu-

show so

the

Overall professionalism was also a big aspect of the mark.


SPOKE, Dec.

Students

regarding

tions

develop-

the

To clone or not

That

to clone.

ments in cloning. Although the

is

the question.

An

American

company

announced on Nov. 25 that it has cloned the first human embryo. This was accomplished by using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep back in 1997.

The

have no

scientists said they

human

beings,

but are hoping to use the

DNA-

intention of cloning

swapping procedure to help patients combat a wide range of medical problems by giving them replacement cells. In a random survey at Conestoga College, students had mixed reac-

think for

was a good

If

ment cine.

we

that

a good thing. “I think it’s

health and safety of your cats, keep them indoors.

K-W Humane

The

Society

down its cat adoption centre because of an outbre^ of the feline distemper virus. The recently shut

virus,

more properly known

as pan-

leukopenia, forced the shelter to euthanize 80 cats It is

believed that the virus

came

by an infected stray or by a pet that was dropped off

to the shelter

cat

but had not been inoculated.

This means the virus

is in

the

K-

Stratford

“When

said.

people get older they can grow a lung instead of

It is

common

most

in cats,

Ward

McAlister, manager of the

K-W

Humane Society, said the closing of the adoption centre was

a career service that helps people

on the right track

get

else to

give direclife

regard-

ing their career choices. It focuses on helping people choose and reach their goals, compare the market and how they can apply their life experiences towards a career. Kim Way is a career develop-

mon

campus

who have been

those

in

it

for

several years.

They have the opportunity to work in groups, individually or both so they can learn from the

People have to be referred to service and meet two. or three times, depending on the assistance they need.

During those meetings they devise a plan to meet their goals,

which

is

attainable steps

made up of to

reach the

goal.

Way says the service is a big help to people who have recent-

says

been

attain those goals,”

The

service

is

to those people

Way

said.

only available

who

The

clients’

have been working for 1 5 to 20 years and haven’t really had any other kinds of work,” Way said. If interested in

finding out

in their life.

more information on this free service, you can contact Way at the Stratford campus at 271-

ages vary from-

5124.

are not in

school and not working

need direction

laid off in factories.

“The majority of these people

who

human not an entire

life,

human

but

being.

“God put

us on this earth,” he “We’re all unique and we don’t need a clone.” said.

Many cats do not recover from distemper but it is possible if aggressive therapy starts as soon as

mals immunized that are the problem. Taylor works at the Chicopee

vomiting, diarrhea and sneezing.

right to

clone organs in order to save a

possible.

cat usually contracts other infections easily. Most of the resulting

“We’d appreciate them not being brought in here right now.” Symptoms of the deadly virus include loss of appetite, high fever,

Registered veterinary technician

Santos was all

it

“That cost would include the office call, physical exam, a nail trim and discussion with the veterinarian about any questions they

Sherry Taylor said the shot is usually included in the package pets should get on an annual basis. It is the people who do not get their ani-

up to date and that they did in fact inclyde the inocula-

said

the shot package.

said.

who

‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and help them

be

Animal Hospital in Kitchener, where they charge about $54 for Hills

tion for distemper.

ly lost their jobs and is a bigger help to those people who have

gives the clients

to

idea.

can, to hold off bringing cats in. That goes for strays as well,” he

facilitator for this service it

it

good

your cat does become infected with distemper, there is no specific

ment

focus they wouldn’t have had. “We ask the basic question,

the potential for

mistaken.

a

Santos

Kitchener cats

killing

These symptoms are basically the same as the symptoms for the flu,

is

have,” Taylor said.

are asking people, if they

the

is to

and organs, but he is undecided as whether cloning entire human

first-year

is

it

cats shots are

“We

stretches out to local counties,

a person’s

should be a good medical tool with regards to reproducing stem cells

Mark

so there

thinks

topic.

basis.

other people in the room.

tions in

said he

the

being assessed on a day-to-day

towards their career goals. This career counselling service is based in Stratford but

such as Perth. Its purpose

that he believed

on

feelings

Cats can also experience a bout of depression and listlessness. To be on the safe side, make sure your

"

the base for

mixed

beings

area.

Kroetsch

it’s

people’s lives.”

in

but can be transmitted to skunks and raccoons.

will

it

if

used for good purposes, it can b e used to save

medical reasons,” he said. Dan Kroetsch, a second-year robotics automation student, had

to

in the workforce for long, to

is

if

it’s

help people for

He

for

someone

good

DeBlieck, also

young people who haven’ t been' CoMege’s

they’re

for parts,” he

the

ically,

she said. “He’s the only creator this world should have.”

on careers Conestoga Stratford campus

it

keting

medi-

for

die.”

offers counselling By Mike Sperling

good because

that

think

“I

talking about using

waiting

shouldn’t

— Page 3

Matt Santos, a second-year marstudent, also had mixed feelings on the subject. “Morally, I’m against it,” he said. “But med-

with

technology is a good develop-

any reason because God doesn’t want us to be creators,”

W

you are worried about the

Levy

he thought the developments were

useful

Feline distemper virus By Tannis Wade

idea.

agreed

ogy

the act of cloning.

“I

that cloning

woodworking,

recently seen a television the subject and he said

.

clone

in his first

He had

moral repercussions. Barbara Sayer, a first-year recreation and leisure student, said that she cannot morally

condone

is

show on

they were concerned about the

Sayer

who

that the technol-

medically

same

Sidney Levy,

year of the woodworking program, did not agree. He said

majority agreed

is

2001

on cloning debate

split

By Mary Simmons

10,

If

treatment that kills the virus

itself.

However, because the virus causes the immune system to suffer, the

infections can be treated with antibiotics.

com-

This treatment could consist of intravenous fluid, drugs given to control vomiting and diarrhea, and

even blood transfusions. Both McAlister and Taylor agree the best way to protect your cat is by having their shots done on an annual basis. Cat owners should know food dishes, litter trays or any other object that has come into contact with bodily fluids from an infected cat could transmit the virus.


— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 4

10,

Comm^tary

2001

Ministry ignores

AU right, Tubby -

basic rights

Hand over the sack!

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation ened when it sent Jehad A1 letter stating that he had to remove a vanity licence plate

Iweiwi a issued to

him seven years ago.

In a letter dated Oct. 29, the ministry said

which bears his

first

name

Jehad,

is

Al Iweiwi’s licence

plate,

too offensive to appear on his

vehicle.

He was told to remove it in 10 days or file an appeal. The word jihad has been inteipreted by the western world

mean

to

“holy war.”

Iweiwi, executive director of the Canadian Arab

Wisely. Al

Federation, has filed an appeal and

waiting for a decision.

is

The ministry must consider what message they intend

send the

to

public before reaching this decision.

According to a Nov. 29

article in

The Toronto Star, a spokesperson was discovered when the

for the ministry said Al Iweiwi’s licence plate

ministry reviewed

vanity plates after receiving a complaint about

all

one with the word Jihad on

The

article

went on

it.

to say that besides

recalled because the ministry

being offensive the plate was

was concerned about

the safety of

its

owner.

But Al Iweiwi said the for his welfare

letter sent to

him made no mention of concern

and he has had only one group question the meaning of

his plate since the terrorist attacks

on the United

ministry's case for asking Al Iweiwi to

The

’TIS

THE SEASON TO BE

States.

remove

GREEDY.

the vanity plate

weak.

is

Jehad

First,

name and

is his legal

is

spelled differently than Jihad.

Second, although the word Jihad has been interpreted to mean “holy war,” this

is

Al Iweiwi has said preted in

many

to

him Jihad means

“striving.”

It

can also be

inter-

other ways.

perseverance in achieving a higher

Or any act that brings you closer to god. The western world’s definition of “holy war”

as one group fighting

order to stop others from pursuing a faith different than their own is not how many Muslims define jihad. Rather, they see it as fighting to

preserve the right to practice their

own

Al Iweiwi’s right

own

to

Ministry of Transportation

a licence plate that bears his name, the infringing on his basic rights.

is

no concise guidelines when deciding whaL appropriate for someone to print on a licence plate.

Finally, the ministry has

and

A ed

isn’t

plate

if

must

deemed

first

to

go through a review committee and can be

reject-

be derogatory, profane or racist or has sexual or

reli-

A

spokesperson for the ministry told Spoke that the review commit-

tee includes university experts

plate

is

there

is

that the ministry

a complaint

made

that the

committee agrees

is

valid.

through

the I

Every day hundreds Conestoga students use

to

all

Some

students

these things while having

lunch.

common

down

in

1994 but

made an appeal stating the meaning of his name, there why his appeal should not pass now. Al Iweiwi should not be punished because some people have interpreted a word similar to his name to be offensive.

granted after he

should be no reason

would be

encouraged

its

rather ironic

for a

government

has repeatedly

that

citizens to not let the events of Sept.

I

I

affect the

they conduct normal business, to in turn have one of reverse a decision because of these

same

its

way

agencies

mothers taught them when they

problem.

hit college.

mon

it’s

com-

fortable place to be. It

also

garbage

explains

left

of

piles

back

fees on our tuition bills?

their

it

Harvey’s trays, with empty

fry

everywhere,

Mr.

Sub

toppings are on tables, couches floors

and cups from Tim

God

to

prove our independence

home?

Or

maybe

it’s

far

away from

we

the tables? Or.

become

so

Conestoga Students

bless their caffeine-

do

bad

the

that

contemplated

hiring

approached

janitorial

contract

with the col-

which estimated that over eight months it would cost of the students’

to clean the

too that,

program

many what

college?

here.

prospective students

happen

will

It

it

is

money

Sanctuary during the

try putting

place

your trash

when you

Sanctuary. And, cult. eat

juvenile.

if

that's too diffi-

over the garbage can.

You might look

like a pig feed-

what you

are.

Oink.

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in

this

in

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to finish high school without

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years.

Christmas.

handy

and they can even find books have been out of print for

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for

your friends and family live far away. And apparently Santa’s been

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family

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about the things

do

or don’t

for our bodies

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is

now. So

why do

15 minutes away.

Eat less more often

instead

of

more

how

exercise

control in our lives are easily over-

many medical problems

used.

smoker and to the non-smoker. Second-hand smoke is known to be more harmful than first-hand

decide

much we

there

start?

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smoking people

get.

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decide

we

eat, in

most cases. If you are starving, you have to get what you can get. We decide to start smoking or to abuse drugs or drinking. Yes, they are proven quite addictive, but we

have the choice to start. Everyone should be educated

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Food

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a big one.

It’s

easier and

fun to go out to eat, but eventually eating processed foods too

much

less often.

And

don’t

Smoking

Why

to take care

eases.

ical

exercise

There

is

telling us

exercise.

little

or no

a deadly combination.

is

yet there

food with

fast

is

food wherever

It’s

to eat right

and

not hard to do. fruits,

vegetables and

cause so the

to

who

shouldn’t the people

who

try

of themselves get med-

treatment

those

if

they need

willingly

it

before

abuse their

health?

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go,

also health information

we need

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we

to

smoke.

can cause obesity, which can lead to diabetes and many other dis-

Mixing

smoking.

start

known

is

can get by having a healthy

why

lifestyle,

your chances of getdisea.scs by abusing your

increa.se

ting tho.se

health

when you can

who do

help

it.

should have to

and avoid fast food for the most part. If you are too busy to visit a gym or exercise for even half an hour, take the stairs, stand and talk instead of sitting and

people will take their health serious-

walk

get a

whole

People

grains,

to places that are

only 10 or

.so

wait because maybe, someday,

ly If

more

and realize we only get one body. something goes wrong, we can’t

new

one.


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— SPOKE, Dec.

10,

2001

News

LASA students

Helping hands

must volunteer By Laurie Vandenhoff

and choose

While Ontario high school students must volunteer as part of

new

their

curriculum, they’re not

First-year police foundations/law

and

administrative

security

(LASA)

students

Conestoga

at

College must complete 40 hours of volunteering for their

and social services It is

comes and

is

mandated as

community

and hopes

Women

keep volunteering after his 40 hours are up. “It shows you care for your community,” he said. “It makes me feel really good because I’m contribut-

someone

ing to

rewarding.”

else’s life. It’s self-

him

Jones’ placement requires

and program

when considering

Institute for

to

part of the out-

for the course

LASA

Josh Jones, a first-year

student, enjoys his position at the

class.

also something police forces

number of

hours.

Grand Valley

the only ones.

continue to work

to

required

their

after

teach two inmates,

to

one spelling

if

and division and the other basic language skills. He also helps out with their recreation night where

they want to get hired in the polic-

inmates play various sports for aer-

ing field,” said Carolyn Harrison,

obic activities.

look for

recruit-

ment. “(Volunteering

is)

the teacher of the

necessary

community and “They want

social services class. to

who have

hire people

a true

commitment to their society and how you have a commitment to your society work.”

through volunteer

is

with volunteers, sees

lot

from their volunteer experiences. “They see what is really going on and where the issues are. By interacting with the public that

hav-

is

ing problems or issues, they devel-

op some

Dychuck of the Suzanne Centre in Action Volunteer Kitchener said there ar^ many reasons people need to volunteer. Her organization, which connects agencies

Harrison said students gain a

Jones said he helps inmates with because it is not

their rehabilitation

come

across males

“A

big part of

me

measures

safety

it

volunteering tough

By Laurie Vandenhoff

to see

is

make

who

are not correction officers.

many

New

good personal

really

sWlls,” she said.

often they

Laura Deuchesne, a second-year computer programming student, receives tutoring assistance from Tu-Anh Troung, a third-year computer programmer analyst student, on Nov. 29 (Photo by Jamne Toms) in the resource centre.

More

The

recently.

revealed that Samuel

how

Record

Kassa, an

aide working with disabled chil-

require police background checks,

number the force performs per month has recently gone up. Sgt. Pat Olinski, manager of the

being there,” he

Volunteering used to be simple:

for volunteer positions.

said.

when

“All kinds of races, ages, lanand abilities,” said _guages

Often overlooked, howeyer, is how agencies beneflt from student

people would naturally do what they could to lend a hand.

his job at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute when it was

record services at police headquar-

Dychuck, adding students are one

volunteers.

However, new safety measures have made it a complicated

discovered he was convicted of sexual assault in London in 1995.

Record, on average there are 800 requests a month for police checks. The majority of these are coming

coming

different people

of the groups

in looking

commonly looking

lack of funding for social programs

people try to

come

do

is

in,

the

first

find out their

reasons for volunteering,” she said. It’s

helpful for the centre to

know

whether or not volunteers are required to complete a certain number of hours because it is an indicator of the kind of commitment they will make.

Some

“With government cutbacks and

to

volunteer.

“When thing we

they handle

students, however, see vol-

unteering as a valuable experience

these days,

many of these organiza-

tions couldn’t continue to operate if

they didn’t have volunteers,”

organizations needed help,

acquire a volunteer position,

some

are harder than others.

Jones was only one of two chosen from 100 people

who

applied

at the prison.

from

the Volunteer Action Centre, said

volunteer with a

essary step in becoming a volun-

her organization does not require

local agencies registered with the

police checks but does have a

police force.

making positions harder

to

According

Canadian Association of Volunteer Bureau and Centres (CAVBC), screening is used by organizations to evaluate employees, volunteers and other people who work or provide servicthe

to

some places

do,” she said.

hire a volunteer,

we

ask

will release

it

to,

said the

individual

must

first

consent in

takes personal facts like

people

services, the people

who use their who provide

them

for three references

checks

Police required

are

generally

CAVBC. An

All include one basic step.

ed.

writing to have the check conduct-

From

there,

the police force

date of birth, and sends

name and it

to the

community

working with someone vulnerable, such as a child, a person with a dis-

Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) in Ottawa. The CPIC is a national repository

Through screening, organizations

ability or a senior, especially if they

of information about serious crimi-

and weed out people

are going to be one-on-one with

those services and the

who might harm

clients, other staff

or people in the community.

A

police check can be part of the

screening

The records

process.

that

the volunteer will be

if

person.

Our volunteers

According

to

the

screening

mation about a person’s criminal background and involvement with

not because of

what they do or want

police.

organization.

sunounding mandatory screening procedures and police checks has been raised following the

issue

discovery of several

people

working with children who have been convicted of sexual offences. In Waterloo Region alone, there have been two in recent months Kyle McLauchlan, an organizer and supervisor of youth dances for the Optimist Club,

was convicted

of sexual exploitation

in

1994.

While the Optimist Club did not require police checks for bers,

McLauchlan was

to resign.

its

still

memforced

are

never alone with clients. They’re always around other people.”

held by police can provide infor-

The

vwvw.paguide.com

don’t do as in-depth screen-

how they are going to conduct them, what information they will release and to whom they deciding

fidentiality.

neces-

or

place, with individual police forces

moral, ethical and legal responsi-

try to identify

j

“We

work

of about 200

sary because of an organization’s

is

at large.

Get

unteers.

ing as

list

and we also have them sign an oath of con-

bilities to the

1.888-334-9769

82 Queen St. N., Kitchener, works with 150 charities to connect them with volcentre, located at

“When we

The screening process

it

The

citizens planning to

Police checks vary from place to

screening process.

es for an organization.

pBBnaPdcnm.

The

become a nec-

ing procedures have

obtain.

easy to

in

volunteer and support services at

wins.” is

said in an article

ters,

Police checks and other screen-

teer,

it

was suspended with pay from

Suzanne Dychuck, manager of

process.

Harrison said. “I think everybody

While sometimes

dren,

is

CAVBC,

conducted on people

who

they are but to

do

for an

“Screening really needs to be done according to the actual volun-

Even for an have a blanket process, it

teer job or position.

agency

to

always work because, depending on what the volunteer is going to be doing, there are differdoesn't

ent

levels

Dychuck

of screening said.

the clientele

is,

needed,”

“The more at-risk the more in-depth

the screening needs to be.”

Each organization chooses the type of screening they want to do and how intense it is. While some organizations like the Volunteer Action Centre

do not

nal charges, convictions and related

court orders. If

any information about the

indi-

vidual surfaces, that information

is

sent back to police. Police can then

choose

to release all or

some of the

information to the individual or the organization. Still, police checks alone are not enough, said Dychuck. They are a good place to start but they do have

their

problems

“One

is that they are only good on the day that they’re printed off by the police. If anything happens

after

that

day you won't know

about.

“The other thing is that they don’t show everything. Other ways to screen are to ask lor references,” she said. “People, asked for references, are generally honest. If you

ask the right questions, you are going to find out what you need to know.”


SPOKE,

Agencies By Laurie Vandenhoff

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Often

us.

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and

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through supported volunteering.

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This includes introducing someone to a volunteer position and coaching them through the first

the office to look through our posi-

visits, said Suzanne Dychuck, manager of volunteer and support services at the cenrer. The type of jobs a special needs volunteer can perform varies depending on their disability. “We’ve had a couple of volun-

who have

Dychuck. The reasons for volunteering vary. Mainland said the students he knows usually have a special connection

with an agency.

“They volunteer for the same

est or a desire to gain experience in a

particular area,” said Mainland.

The launch of

were visually impaired. They do things like envelope stuffing and answering phones,” said Dychuck. Roger Mainland, a counsellor in the special need office at Conestoga College, said he is aware of several special needs stu-

Set... Volunteer!

who volunteer. know one that volunteers

dents “I

Big Brothers and one

the lieady... Get

program

is

being

held from 3-5 p.m. and will feature different

agencies and volunteers

At times, agencies can be reluctant to hire a person with special

accommodate them.

“The biggest

issue there

is

time.

It

unteer canvassing for the cancer society, but those are just a

said Dychuck.

of examples,” he said.

“The person who

manages volunteers

front of the

and support services at the Volunteer Action Centre, 150 agencies the organization works with. The centre brings

of volunteer

brochures

for the

agencies together through volunteers. agencies also does a

number of other

duties.”

can take extra time to train someone with a developmental challenge,”

couple

in

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

needs

because they don’t think they will be

with

Suzanne Dychuck, manager stands

participating in the program.

able to

that does vol-

rea-

sons as anyone else - personal inter-

who

helped us out

to

tions,” said

several

teers

2001— Page 1

looking for volunteers

still

registered charity that

Dec. 10,

at a lot of these

times ramps must be installed. “It’s

Ignorance

is another problem idenby Dychuck and Mainland. Often the biggest problem is

tified

accessibility. Volunteers

may

require

the use of a wheelchair and some-

open

not always the type of work

that is the problem,” said

Dychuck

said

to special

need individuals.

“Volunteers help agencies to be

more inclusive,” she said. “It makes more inclusive to everybody, not

Dychuck.

agencies are not

it

only benefiting through extra help,

just the volunteers, but the staff

from the volunteers about how to be more

members

but

also

are

learning

and, as a result, the clien-

tele.”

V

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR ISIC

Alumni By Julianna Kerr

sored home-auto insurance plan

wants to pinpoint the factors that influenced the decision to purchase

own

services officer

Himmelman

said

good partnership

it

Monica

has been a very

for the associa-

offer primarily at

home and com“And for

very

association acts as a sponsor

Donna Kidd more than 400 alumni have Every three

to five years a satisfaction survey is

mailed out

to

alumni with policies.

Kidd said .Johnson Inc. recently completed one of these surveys. “We try to identify whether poli-

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vided by Johnson

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Kidd said 413 questionnaires were mailed to members and 135 were returned. The survey found

by an alumnus of Conestoga, the association receives money.”

said

50%

a policy.

every insurance policy purchased

The

Rail tickets,

at

Incorporated.

for alumni with policies.

VIA

viewed

“insurance.”

petitive rates,” she said.

off

be

She said Johnson Inc. tries to measure the degree of satisfaction with claims resolution and customer service. The company also

“They

35%

may

policy

The Alumni Association of Conestoga College is in its sixth year of a partnership with Canadian Johnson company insurance

automobile insurance

like

a

www.fsco.gov.on.ca, by clicking on

tion.

With discounts

is

valuable benefit.”

Alumni

CARD YET?

satisfied with insurance

Th^

oi..

good

Inc.,

ranking the

a

Changes have affected number of areas in auto insurance. Snowmobiles are now included in

you on someone else’s property, you must have insurance under the Motorized the definition of automobile. If

a snowmobile and use

Snow

Ncy also found that 99 per

Vehicle Act.

Kidd said a new definition has been added for same-sex partner. “It now means either of two persons of the same sex who have cohabited continuously for a period

of not

to excellent.

it

less than three years, or

cohabited

in a relationship

have

of some

cent of respondents said auto insur-

permanence

ance premiums were equal to or

or adoptive parents of a child.”

lower than their previous insurers.

The policy will no longer pay more than $25 for stolen recorded material, including tapes, compact

Those with auto insurance cies

from any company

ment,

said

the

and DVDs. Concerned policyholders should

with the auto

consider discussing these and other

changes.

in consultation

insurance

may want

industry,

has reviewed

wording of the standard automobile insurance policy. The entire

the

they are the natural

Ontario govern-

to investigate recent

Kidd

poli-

if

discs, video cassettes

changes with

their insurance repre-

sentative to ensure they have ade-

quate coverage.


— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 8

10,

2001

a hero

Journalist A

man whose name

who was

Oanaclian journalist

home from

journey

his

be

Quetta,

one

the

to

shoot him.

Dec.' 2.

Many

people

blemaker,

1

call this

think he

man

He was

a trou-

a hero,

is

Heehtman,

Ken

led

was arrested

straying

after

Taliban teiritory w'ithout the proper

Michelle

Timmerman

.American spy after finding a cell-

numbers

and a detailed map of the whereabouts of

phone

phone,

.Majahedeen camps

posses-

in his

sion.

Heehtman was name out of a hat. When he asked why, he was told that when the trial was over the During

his

trial

to pull a

Make

released

way

from

Journalists Without Borders.

There are also some natural ways to reduce the affects of mild people get

relief.

was not

as bad as his previous eight sen-

tences served while active in political demonstrations in the U.S.

it

will stim-

nerves and rejuvenate

the

many “common

techniques

relieving

for

depression.”

The

site

says taking deep

site also

breaths for 10 minutes and acu-

pressure

placing pressure on

body are ways of reducing mild depres-

.different parts of the

sion.

Getting plenty of

help people get relief from the blues.

rest,

reward-

massage and hav-

nal, receiving a

ing a good cry are also sugges-

making

tions for

four options to

lists

the person feel

exercise

way of

a

as

aerobic

details

site

There

a

also

is

list

of

many

and complementary depression and on what they are and how

relieving

therapies details

for

they work.

Bicycling, dancing, running, walking and swimming are all

music, acupuncture and reflexology.

ways

people feel

to

make

Taking a stimulating shower says

site

with a

starts

is

the

if

Another

Web

yoga, meditation, site that

ways of

depression

sufferer

is

deals with

know

I

to

for a story,

look

I

that

wouldn’t

I

be the one

into Afghanistan

at

to travel

my

life

Hecthman

as a

and

risk

hero.

He

did what he had to do to get

the job done, including changing

He went

as far as changing to

because he was aware of the

itage,

have

the Taliban

against Jews.

After learning of Hechtman’s

Courage while proud to say I

am

in Afghanistan, I

am

First-year nursing student Samantha Booth practises blood pressure techniques on second-year nursing student Eva Toth-Pal on Nov. 19 at the college. The exercise was held to provide nursing ^ students with experience laking blood pressure. (Photo by Kirsten Fifield) 54

a journalist.

the

reduces the temperature as low as

It

other food components such as

and magnesium symptoms of

folic acid, niacin

the

depression.

The

has a

site

recipes

many

of

list

contain

that

ingredients

the

proper

mild

alleviate

to

depression. California pizza, black bean soup, tailgate chili, angel biscuits

and chicken divan are described in detail on this site and contain the proper components to make people feel better. Because of the complexity of natural treatments should only be used for mild

cases that are not recurring.

There are many different ways

symp-

serious

of depression including homeopathic, herbal and medical treatments.

The choice of which is best be made between the

should

www.wholehealth-

patient

they are

in.

also says carbohydrates and

and a doctor

the

If

mood

more

alleviate

to

mild

relieving

This site says there is links between the foods people eat and

hotter and then

it

include:

md.com.

warm shower and

slowly makes

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natural

better.

another suggested method.

The

Although

have wanted

toms

depression.

outlined as great

get a story.

depression,

better.

alternative

the

First,

a real journalist, one

is

not afraid to take a risk to

may reduce

the body.

recording your feelings in a jour-

for different condi-

there are

is

raging hatred

ment options tions,

who

well treated by the Taliban and that

ing yourself on special occasions,

sense

him his life. To me this

Christianity to hide his Jewish her-

www.holisticonsite designed to inform people about various treatto

Web

line.com, a

also said that he doesn’t regret

taking a chance that almost cost

was quoted in the Dec. 2 edition of The Record Online as saying he was his experience in jail there

up

his identity.

Despite his experience, Heehtman

The

to beat the blues.

According

be

after

representatives

they feel comfortable,

not the only

depression to help

to

by two Canadian diplomats

and

ulate is

hut

He

it

yourself feel better, naturally

By Denis Langlois Medication

mud

a

successful negotiations

The Taliban believed he was an

feet in

only

jail,

papers, a charge that could have resulted in the death penalty.

put

small

into

shack-

the

at

and

freelance

a

writer for a Montreal newspaper,

asked

would

he drew

:akcn prisoner by the Taliban began

Pump

person

experiencing

is

more serious symptoms of depression, they should consult a doctor

before attempting the above-men-

Foods containing magnesium,

tioned treatments.

drates can help reduce depression.

niacin, folic acid

and carbohy-

(Photo by Denis Langiois)

Volunteers at Waterloo warehouse busy bringing joy to needy children By

Julie

Graham

organization

in

Canada, with one

collection centre in Waterloo.

For many children and Third World

counlrics,

Christmas often does not include presents.

One

ing to change

organization

help-

is

all that.

Operation Christmas Child of Samaritan’s

project

organization

by

run

is

Purse,

a

an

Franklin

Graham, whose dad is evangelist Billy Graham. Samaritan’s Purse specializes in meeting critical needs in the

world’s most troubled regions

and Operation Christinas Child provides shoeboxes full of toys for boys and

girls

aged two

The shoeboxes, tial

items

like

in

also full of essen-

toothbrushes and

Africa, Asia,

Central

00,()0()-square-foot

ware-

house, located at King and

Weber

streets

1

beside Canadian Tire,

has

been put into use by Operation Christmas Child for the past two years and

is

and

South America, and Europe.

There are three divisions of the

have trucks

On

an average day, there are more

500 volunteers working

than

in

and students from around the region have also donated their time. shifts

Southwood

Secondary

School

and organizing

dents to the warehou.sc on Nov. 28. Frey, a

Operation Christmas

Child world-wide delivered 4.1 mil-

shoeboxes to 80 counlrics, of which came from Canada.

Grade

1

2 co-op teacher, said

her students enjoyed their time there. “It’s

really

nice to

start

olf the

lion

Christinas season going through

6()(),()()()

bits

Volunteer Co-ordinalor

Mary Ann

of Christmas

boxes

little

in all the different

that they are verifying

students ean’l believe

how

and the

fun

it

is,”

currently packed with the shiKboxes for inspection and filling. “We’re now estimating between

Fmy. “They can’t believe how much work it is, but they really am enjoying their time hem, and many have expressed a desire to come back

three and 4(K),(XX)

after schcxtl

is

shoebox presents will leave from the Waterloo warehouse. We have over 200,(XX) in here

said

time,

which

hours to give of their just

awesome

-

that

they would think to give up their

own

is

lime to

this

very worthy

Inspection

teacher Jenn Frey brought 65 stu-

the shoeboxes.

year.

still

cuiTcntly full of volun-

teers sorting, lllling

Last

and we

arriving daily,’’ said Bastin.

Baslin said the Waterloo warehouse

to 14.

toothpaste, are then shipped to families

The

war-lorn

in

at this poinl

sec that they could be iirstrumental

t:aiisc."

supervisor

Baltina

in

bringing joy to

somebody

dial

was

Cook, who volunteered her time last year with Operation Christmas

a lot less fortunate,” she said.

Child, said volunteers have a wide

Christmas Child has become an important part of her family’s

choice of what they can do

come

they

when

Christmas season.

in.

“Everyone has a part. They can do taping, they can do inspecting, they can do a filling station, they can be tearing off bags over in the

one secopening up cartons of Beanie Babies and all tliat stull', so it’s a

tion or

really

good program,”

Bastin said

said

when she

Cook.

first

volun-

teered five years ago, she wanted

everyone she knew

to

come and

help out.

went home

“1

and

1

said to

my

after the first

kids,

‘I

day

don’t want a

want a gift for Christmas. I want you to come and help for one shift.' I wanted them to present.

I

Since then. Baslin said Operation

don’t

“To know

some

that

by simply .spending

lime, budgeting

some

time,

and reaiTanging some priorities for me can positively impact and encourage a child that’s in a very difficult and discouraging and frightening situation,

I

find very rewaiding,”

she said, adding she will volunteer too old to do it. At the end of November, the Waterloo division shipped 36,000 until she’s

presents to Mexico. to

find

Operation

more

Anyone wishing

Christmas

can

Child

check out the Samaritan’s Purse site at

on

information

Web

www.samaritanspurse.org.


SPOKE, Dec.

News

10,

2001

— Page 9

Diabetes not a simple illness to control By Stacey McCarthy

show you may have it.” According to the CDA, a greater

that

Diabetes is often ignored as a simple blood sugar illness, but according to the Canadian

Diabetes Association (CDA), it is more than that. Diabetes is a leading cause of death by disease in

Canada. There are two main types of dia-

risk factor for developing diabetes

I

-

especially

Has

I

These individuals usually take creas produces none or very

little

insulin.

Type two

I

Has high blood pressure or Is

a

manage

While there

it.

isn’t a cure for dia-

be taken against

Church believed

heart disease.

direct insulin because their pan-

Early diagnosis is important because the sooner, it is diagnosed, the sooner steps can be

measures can

betes, preventative

glucose levels.

with dia-

specifically those with type two.”

taken to

Has high cholesterol. Has higher-than-normal blood

I

said, “those

may have no symptoms,

betes

a parent, brother or sister

with diabetes.

10 per cent of those affected with diabetes.

Overweight

I

around the middle.

I

affects approximately

the individual:

45 or over.

I Is

betes.

Type one

when

exists

Church

er,”

it.

said that

among

it is

commonly

doctors that type

two diabetes and

are

lifestyle

linked.

member

of a high-risk

group - Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian or African. Church says symptoms of dia-

“One of

the causes for diabetes those over 45 is increased weight and high cholesterol. If in

these are kept under control younger age, they might lead

at

a

90 per cent of people with diabetes and can usually be controlled through proper

betes

diet.

quent urination and unusual weight loss.” According to the CDA, other symptoms include frequent or recurring infections, dngling or numbness in the hands or feet, and cuts and bruises that are slow

result in heart disease, adult blind-

to heal.

ness, kidney disease

affects

occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. It

“Some groups more vulnerable diabetes

of people are to developing

than others,” dietician

Joseph Church says. “It’s important that you recognize who is at risk for diabetes and the symptoms

usually

vision,

include

extreme tiredness with a

lack of energy, great

“In

“blurry

thirst,

fre-

some circumstances howev-

reduction of risk

when

in a

a person

gets older.”

The

Canadian

Diabetes

Association says diabetes can be treated through meal planning, exercise, a healthier weight and medication. untreated,

If left

diabetes

can

and non-trau-

matic limb amputations.

When

for your meals, try dry beans and

nutrition guidelines exist

beginning a healthier diet, important to plan ahead. Always make a list when you go

meal

grocery shopping. This prevents

content and cost

However, students who are constantly on the go don’t have time to pause and consult the

you from buying on impulse and purchasing things you already have at home.

purchase

it

that detail proper, fulfilling

plans.

Canada Food Guide.

is

Planning ahead also involves planning your meals for the week.

When

beginning a

healthier diet,

know what meals you

will

If

you

be hav-

you will purchase only the food you need. Planning also lets you examine your meals for healthier alternatives. When shopping, pay close attention ing,

is

it

important to plan

'

ahead. Always

a

list

make

when you go

grocery shopping. In

addition, following the food

guide’s recommendation of fresh fruits,

is

is

a

daily ritual of

a type two

diabetic.

A sam-

tested by a small computer and recorded at least in

a

log book.

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

We’re losing him

...

starting healthy diet

By Stacey McCarthy Many

ple of blood

three times a day

Planning ahead important

when

Testing blood sugar

vegetables and meat can be

expensive as well.

to

your budget.

which have the same nutrient less. In addition,

name brands - they

store brands

instead of

cost less as

well.

you are concerned about the

If

content of your food

nutritional

products, you should look at the

on packaged prodyou the fat, miner-

nutrition labels ucts.

These

tell

vitamin and calorie content of

al,

what you

Check the - avoid those high

are

eating.

ingredients too in salt

you watch your money carefully you might be able to pick up some extra items, like potatoes and macaroni which are good to buy because they are low-cost and keep for a long

When

and sugar.

in

large

are cheaper and

bags

last

longer than fresh

-

you can avoid waste and excess you probably won’t

Some

Frozen vegetables

purchased

grocery shopping, buy and

prepare enough food for just you

immediately

peas,

If

time.

Must rent

Instead of meat, poultry or fish

vegetables.

buy fresh

As

well,

fruits in

season

eat.

other cost-conscious' tips

when

they cost less.

from the U.S. Food, Nutrition and

Consumer

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End

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ular rice instead of instant brands,

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or sooner.

Call Melissa

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Services include picking

up day-old bread and bakery products - they’re cheaper. Purchase regwhich are more expensive. Frozen vegetables purchased in large bags are cheaper and last

As when

longer than fresh vegetables. well,

buy fresh

they cost less.

fruits in

season

When flavour

preparing it

your

food,

with spices and herbs

instead of rich sauces and gravy. Try removing the skin from poultry to help lower its fat content. Eating properly and for the right price can be a challenge. A set budget and careful analysis of what you

Jennifer Kozak, a first-year paramedic student, tries to resuscitate classmate and ‘victim’ Colin Copland during a mass casualty scenario held on Nov. 20 by the college’s pond.

a good step in the

(Photo by Dwight Irwin)

eat,

however,

is

right direction.

Reduce the health

risks associated

with excess weight. Live better

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Page 10

— SPOKE, Dec.

10,

2001

Tanning gaining

popularity

in

By Daniel Roth

you have a history of cancer

in

your

family, don’t tan,” he said. “Don’t

Everyone knows tanning

is

bad

tan outside, don’t tan inside,

So why is tanning becoming more popular every year? Steve Cowley, owner of Yucatan Sun Spa Inc. at 601 Doon Village

same

for you.

itor

you are

was going to be would have increas-

UVA

strictly

that will not

“You get what you pay

for. If

you

reduces fine lines and wrinkles,” he

Steve Cowley, proprietor of Yucatan Sun Spa Inc., located at -601 Doon Village Rd., Kitchener, stands in front of an upright tanning device. Cowley admits tanning is not overly healthy and he believes in being honest to people when they ask about health-

said.

related issues to tanning.

are concerned about skin care they

new ingredient for products called COQ-10, which a

said that tanning

especially

beneficial

for

may be men as

most guys don’t take very good care of their skin.

“Honestly, most guys don’t mois-

turize, so this is the

er they get, “I

found

when

my

(Photo by Daniel Roth)

only moisturiz-

they tan,” he said.

skin

is

better after

I

Cowley tomers.

is

patrons stay healthy and happy.

“Honestly,

tan than before.”

honest with his custo ensure the

He wants I

don’t kid people. If

More people By Janine Toms The

his patrons to

services to assist in the disposal of

be blue from all the recycling efforts under way.

special materials such as oil, paint and pesticides. The use of these

recycling

services has also increased since

has become more widely accepted

1999 by nearly four per cent. However, there has been a decrease in materials brought to landfill sites, because of the amount of residential yard com-

in the area

reflect

that

over the past fevv years.

The provincial government estimates the Blue Box program has resulted in 1.25 million tonnes of

disposed waste in Waterloo Region being diverted from municipal

an increase of more than three per cent since

landfill sites.

This

is

1999.

“This area has the highest participation rates in recycling in

the

programs

Jim of waste man-

province,”

Archibald, director

is all

is

going to

you need

to

he said. “Doctors have actually sent people here. Not all doctors are

opposed

to

it.”

ning an ethical business.

“We’re one of the few tanning salons where

we

ture,”

he

if

you’re not 18 years

require a parent’s signa-

“They must come

said.

icy for

it

but

it’s

He

said that the people

salons

may

and

feel so

much

tan,

say, ‘I don’t care it

better.’

makes me They need the

just

who

run

have the knowledge about skin care and proper maintenance of the hair

not

machines.

“They are hair

stylists,

and more

than likely they have not taken a

course on tanning.

lotions

“People get depressed. They’ll

to tan at a

salon that specializes in tanning.

vent depression. in here

in

just ethics.”

and-outs of tanning,

even get a

on run-

prides himself

from light deprivation. Tanning is one of the ways to presuffer

if I

ben-

excellent for arthritis and

“It’s

Cowley urges people

keep up your colour. “Everyday tanning causes people to look like shoe leather. “I’m happy to say we’re almost up to 2,000 customers and not one of them looks like that,” he said. During the winter when sunlight is sometimes scarce, people may

come

is

purposes.

“They don’t

realize all the ins-

skin types,

and changing the bulbs. “Because it’s a hair salon they will hav^ one or two units, usually an older model with older bulbs.”

in

area

In addition to the distribution of blue boxes, the region also offers

to

Statistics

some medical

here to sign you up. There’s no pol-

recycling

favourite colour in the region

seems

also says tanning

cirrhosis,”

of age

said.

“Once a week

prevent aging also.

Cowley

he

you use the

does protect your

it

“Anything in excess be bad for you.

only maintain healthy skin, but will

came out with

I

(‘long wave’

Cowley encourages

said there are several moistur-

on the market

for you, so

tan in moderation.

interested in tanning,

Cowley

Cowley

skin,”

it

care of your skin.

He

good

it.

proper lotions,

precautions must be taken to take

izers

is

ultraviolet radiation) ff

ing sales,” he said. If

tanning

“It’s

beds.

he said. eficial for

thing.

“No

Rd., says with the depletion of the

a business that

the

won’t tell you that. But what I do tell people is that if you have to tan, it’s a lot healthier to have it inside than it is outside, because we mon-

ozone layer people are looking for an alternative to sun tanning. Also, during winter people want the warmth and the light from the “I just thought

it’s

time in the light and the warmth,”

said

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money when buying

Tips save you By Marcy Cabrai

10,

— Page 11

2001

gifts

something cheap. Ideally, you’re giving yourself

how

Worried about

pay for

to

all

you’re going

much to

expensive

those

Or

Christmas presents?

just

how

further into debt you’re going

become

January?

in

something to work with. Try to stay away from extravagant bank-breaking presents and lean more towards creative, more personal

some easy ideas on more money in your

how

to -keep

pocket and spend less time in the

gifts.

A price range can help immensely

Well, here are

in the never-ending search for the

perfect

mall.

gift.

Third, get your family or friends

amount of people Choose a specific

First, limit the

you buy

for.

group of people, such as your family and best friend, and write their names down. Stick to the individuals listed.

names if need add them. If you start buying gifts for every person you work with or attend Feel free to subtract

be, but don’t

together and do a gift exchange, oth-

Second, agree on a dollar amount with each person you intend to buy for.

By creating a limit you don’t have to worry about receiving something expensive and giving

a Kris Kringle

as

exchange. is a great way to cut down on number of people to buy for and can be more fun as well. Throw all the names in a hat and

This

the

get each person to pull one out.

Be

sure to set a price limit on pur-

chases as well.

By participating in a gift exchange

school with then you are definitely

going to break the bank. Choose people carefully and wisely.

known

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you and your family or

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to

Lastly, if creativity,

your

you have the time and you can always make

This

may

some thought and

take

preparation, but if

you have the

presents

is

you can add

that special

the

most important thing

is

you your

that

personal touch that sometimes just

don’t

extra time this can be very cost

can’t be found in a store bought

budget through the holiday season.

effective.

But regardless of whether you buy your gifts or make them.

Another bonus

gifts.

Participants take a By Lisa

-

saving

to

making your

bough

at

gift.

After

over all,

extend

it’s

the thought that

counts.

wreath workshop

This term, though, there was the

Christmas wreath session to hold. Sixteen participants enjoyed the day of December by making

first

homemade Christmas wreaths

at

a

Continuing Education workshop at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus. Smells of cedar, balsam, spruce and pine filled the room and instructor Terri Burton couldn’t stop

commenting on

the

fresh

smells.

“Doesn’t

smell

it

good in

so

here?” repeated the Elmira resident and part-time florist at Hearth

and

shop

flower

Hearts

in

Bough-making was

on the

first

agenda. Burton demonstrated a package bough at the front of the class.

Next came the trees. Participants were asked to take one pine and cedar branch, a couple of balsam branches

spruce

arid four or five

branches, because “those are what

keep the wreath together,” Burton said. Paddle wire was used to wrap around the wreath to keep the branches on tight. The process of putting the really

Waterloo.

wreaths together took awhile, but

The Christmas wreath workshop was only Burton’s third course

the finished products looked good.

taught at Conestoga.

attached or the berries, bells and

Previously,

she taught a floral

Even

without

pine cones

ribbons

the

decorations,

as

the

design course for two years at Platt

wreaths looked like they would be

College in her native Oklahoma.

perfect holiday

Burton met her Canadian husband over the Internet and has lived

inside or outside.

in this

six

Burton will

floral-design

for

Burton recommended drenching the wreaths in water every once

country since February.

In the winter term.

teach

decorations

con-ed

and a while if they were going be hung inside the house.

to

College’s Waterloo

courses.

Hanukkah

often

By Sarah McGoldrick and bustle of the holidays, Christmas often overshadows some of the other festivals and celebrations which go on during the month of December. In the hustle

Hanukkah or “dedication” celebrated on

eight

is

successive

Hanukkah begins on Dec. 9 and goes until Dec. 17. The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah began in 168 BC when Judas Maccabee drove the Syrians out of the Temple of Jerusalem and the altar was rededicated. days.

which

found in the Talmud, says only one day worth of oil could be found for the rededication, but it burned story,

is

the lighting of a

menorah

symbolizes this event. Special songs and poems are said during Hanukkah and children receive gifts known as gelt. One of the more popular songs •

is:

Dreidel, Spin, Spin, Spin

Dreidel,

spin,

Chanukah Chanukah

is is

.

spin,

spin!

good holiday, a good holiday

a

Dreidel, spin, spin, spin! It’s

a

happy holiday for the

It’s

a

miracle happened there, miracle happened there

happy holiday for the

people.

Kwanza

day which began in 1966 and is celebrated from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The festival was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga as a way to help to represent black people.

Kwanza

Swahili for first each African tribe would come together and celebrate the harvest of fruits and vegfruits

is

and

etables.

According

to Afrocentric

News,

behind Kwanza are non-religious and focus on the rebuilding of lives. the

ideals

or principles

These principles include:

people;

A great A great

campus on Dec.

1

made

Woods

public school in Waterloo,

at the Continuing Education

workshop

at

Conestoga

(Photo by

.

usa

Hiiier)

overshadowed by Christmas celebrations

for eight days.

Today

The

Marilyn Parkinson-Crump, an elementary teacher at Northlake

displays the undecorated wreath she

is

a relatively

new

holi-

Umoja

(Unity)

— To

Strive for

and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. Kujichagulia (Self Determination)

— To define our-

selves,

names ourselves,

create

ourselves

Ujima (Collective Work And Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together to make our sister and brothers’

problems our problems and solve them together.

Ujamaa tain

our

to

(Co-operative

Economics)

— To build and main-

own

stores,

other businesses

and

shops and to

profit

from them together. Nia (Purpose) To make our

collective

and

vocation the building

developing

community

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and

speak for ourselves rather than to allow others to do these things for us. for

our restore our of

in order to people to their traditional great-

(Creativity)

always as much as

we

— To

do

can, in the

way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than when we inherited it.

To believe with Imani (Faith) our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. These holidays along with others, such as Islamic Ramadan celebrated in December, can be recognized if a better understanding all

of

them

has their

which

is

own are

Each one and symbols as old and

made. rituals

just

important as those of Christmas.


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— Page 13

Business grad shares experiences By Michelle Goring

Strassburger referred to her time

and how during her second year she was going to specialize in marketing because it was what she felt she wanted to do with her life. But the general busiin college

Conestoga

Michelle

graduate

Strassburger, along with her father,

Barney Strassburger

spoke to

Jr.,

management

third-year

studies stu-

dents on Dec. 3 about the realities

ness

she faced coming out of school and

Conestoga has

entering the workforce.

Strassburger

GEO

the

is

Jr.

company

franchisee

of

Canada.

in

His company TwinCorp employs

more than 2,000 people and

incor-

porates large franchise stores such

Taco

as

KFC

Bell,

who

Michelle,

and Pizza Hut. graduated in

“Once you get in there and feel comfortable you should vocalize your opinions. Until then, you are basically going to do what you’re told.” said addressing the students.

management

Third-year

students received a treat as

Barney Strassburger

the

company

night courses in

to further her education.

Michelle Strassburger,

Conestoga College studies

graduate “If

you specialize

then that’s

all

in accounting,

you’re going to be

ences

and how

could

students

expect to be received in the wockforce.

“When you look you

have to

really

what do offer coming out at

someone with a

broad knowledge of everything then just one area,” she said. Michelle decided before she

not the

only tool.”

The other smarts,

include street

tools

common

sense,

maturity,

thinking skills and experience.

“We do

ness with an education and train

them, but

it

isn’t the

we do

main

cri-

teria.”

Strassburger

Jr.

the president

is

and owner of Twincorp

Inc.,

which

includes KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut and has more than 2,000

employees. He also owns Keybrand Food Inc., which makes and distributes many different

the

KFC

His father, began in business after meeting .

Sr.,

fine.

aged not to study and I got But when I hand something

my

boss that

70’. into

him why a $2-

tells

Colonel Sanders at a restaurant show in Toronto in 1960. Strassburger said the Colonel had to Kitchener,

he would stay

with the Strassburgers.

“The colonel used

to say that if

“You have an education, and an education is

a

tool,

ness, but rather they

the right to

work

family busi-

had

to sell, so Strassburger

you were good enough to be in business with him, you were good enough to let him sleep .at your house.” Jr.,

Jr.

started

his own venture by purchasing six bankrupt Pizza Delight stores and developed New Orleans Pizza. He dominated the pizza market in the Kitchener area until Dominoes and Caesars began. Unable to compete, he decided to sell or go

stores, Jr.,

he

young age what he

Jr.’s

father

him some of

sell

and Strassburger

Jr.

spent

1997 Pepsi Cola Canada Inc., the international food and beverage firm, decided to sell their restaurant In

and Pizza Hut. Global Restaurant aged and needed

Inc.,

to

was

sell

Currently,

Strassburger

The reason

Jr.

its

program

at

to

stores.

of the

he graduated he approached his father wanting to buy the family business (which consisted of five KFC stores) but

turnover rate

major challenges

Life is short,

at the

nine Taco Bell

restaurants he purchased in 1997.

According

to

Strassburger,

turnover rate in the 1

Laurier University and

currently

working for Maple

with

Leaf,

TwinCorp

plans

on

joining

in the future.

first

the

year was

60 per cent. Out of 2,000 employees, the com-

(ktan

ing the

was

company about

$1 million a

year..

He

also talked to the

students

about what he considers the ties of business.

He

for this, he said,

reali-

believes that students in col-

lege should already

know what

their lives

not the stores.

Another problem was

that there

you are have seven

and be setting the plan and timeline on how to get there.

He

also talked about the disad-

vantage of constantly changing careers.

“I’m told that you are going to have seven different careers in your lifetime. How do get momentum by changing careers?

“I’m told that

You work

going to

your way up, and then move. think it’s important to be consis-

different careers in

your

a certain job;

work 1

He

Barney Strassburger

at

tent.”

lifetime.” Jr.

have

also said that students should

high

expectations

and

respect themselves and what they

realized the oppor-

entrepreneur was dealing with the

After

for the

is

At the time, it was a requirement anyone who held a managerial position at Taco Bell to have a university degree. The problem was that university graduates were expecting to run the company, and

debt load.

Strassburger said he faced as an

graduated from

work

at Wilfrid

they want to do for the rest of

was no policing, no management and no supervision at the stores. “Guys would come in for the first for

Jr.

he said. of the

'

half of the

Strassburger

two

culture.

ness.

less.”

-

Strassburger said.

ture into a multimillion-dollar busi-

One

kids to

work work

pany had 3,000 turnovers. “There were times when we didn’t have enough people to run the restaurants or we weren’t sure whether or not they would open,”

I decided what I wanted and went after it and didn’t take no for an answer or settle for anything

because

my

Strassburger children

Since then, he has turned his ven-

I

or are not will-

in the family business,”

is

I

need

here. I don’t

off the

KFC

have

Conestoga College. His other son, Trevor, graduated from a four-year business course

to

it

ing to do that, then don’t

lever-

and added 49 restaurants

have what

me

don’t give

KFC, Taco Bell The buyer, Tricon

his 31

The reason

has been chosen as his father’s successor, also took business at

division that controlled the fran-

tunity

of education.

“I expect high performance from anyone who works with me. If you

chise operations of

goals. lot

his

the next 10 years renovating them.

restaurants to reduce

have a

(Photo by Michelle Goring)

for

wanted to do and wouldn’t let anything keep him from achieving his “I don't

Doon campus.

company. Chad Strassburger, who

there.

his father decided he wasn’t ready

decided to

to Strassburger

to earn

Franchise king Barney Strassburger Jr. and daughter Michelle Strassburger talked to third-year management studies students about the realities of business on Dec. 3 at Conestoga College’s

Conestoga College

it’s

CEO of TwinCorp Inc.

a

in the

In 1988, Strassburger

but

Barney Strassburger

at

work

broke.

not the only tool.”

decided

isn’t

visits

Sheridan College in the ’70s.

since age 1 1 Barney Strassburger

at

Conestoga College that she wanted to work for the family busi-

the food and hospitality

ness

do

“You can go through college getting 70s saying ‘Yes, I man-

right to

program

studies

supermarkets. in the family busi-

in college, they’ll

ment

products to fast food outlets and

He has worked

as

enrolled in the business manage-

According

hire people in our busi-

work

“So in the workforce, 97 per cent good enough. That’s scary.” Strassburger Jr. said that he did not believe that children had a

it,

it’s

that if students

hard in the workforce as they do

anteed he will pick out two.

rather hire

“You have an education, and an a tool, but

resources

would

business students.

is

taking

and there are 700 numbers in the report and three are wrong, guar-

of here?” Strassburger, Jr. asked the

education

She said

human

mar-

in

is

“Everyone I have worked for or worked with has said that they

came

talked about his business experi-

Strassburger

million promotion worked or not

of

owned

working

as well as

able 'to do.

CEO

Canada,

all

three marketing departments.

Now,

a dislike for hotels, so whenever he

in

After that she worked at the com-

keting,

3,

Jr.,

prac-

time job with the company.

on Dec.

independently

largest

franchisee

studies

some

scary.”

Business giant By Michelle Goring

Hut, so she could gain tical experience.

“So in the workforce, 97 per cent isn’t good enough. That’s

to her

most people are not going to have a boss that appreciates that. “You have to have your ideas, don’t get me wrong,” Strassburger

companies owned by Twin KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza

It wasn’t until a year after she graduated that she began a full-

teacher, Jay

tion,

Corp.,

into other areas of business.

management

workforce, at an entry-level posi-

three

pany’s head office in Toronto in

teachers and bosses.

former business Moszynski, she said that as a teacher he liked it when students challenged him and thought for themselves. But in the'

her

helped her to branch out her job opportunities

2000, said that there is a big difference between the attitudes of

Speaking

graduation

after

father placed her at each of the

education she received at

owned

the largest independently

So

ness.

them

week and

I'd

be looking

for the rest of the week,”

Strassburger said.

He

explained that to successfully

run a business, a manager has to be in the store,

running the operation

can provide. Strassburger said that students

should decide the rewards they warn to have for the hard work that they do and set goals and not change them. “I think you have a tremendous opportunity as young people com-

ing out of school to look very seri-

Monday

through Saturday and get

ously

Sundays

off.

with your

Strassburger said that to increase profit,

the

down on

company had

turnover,

to

cut

which was cost-

at

what you’re going

to

do

life.

“Focus on what you want

to do,

plan what you want to do, and go

with

it.”

extension ^

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— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 14

10,

2001

News

Fire reducing tips for the holidays By Denis Langlois

The on

During the Chri.simas season,

also gives suggestions

site

the

proper use of

trees,

many families ilceorate their homes with lights, candles and

tion,

illuminated

www.city.toronto.on.ca/fire.

ornaments.

tree

the risk of

adviser

properly.

Christmas

Smith of the Department said

Brent

Capt.

Fire

extension cords might present a

hazard

if

fire

they arc used improperly.

"Always approved

use

extension

by

the

cords

Canadian

Standards Associations (CSA),’' he said.

"A good

thing to

remember

is

fire.

For more informa-

go

Although these decorations may be interesting to look at, they can become dangerous if not used

Cambridge

fire-

places. lights and heaters to reduce

Ross

to

Sutherland, for

the

Authority

technical

Safety

London,

said

in lights

a

Electrical

may

create a fire

hazard

if used improperly. “Christmas tree lighting

really

made

to

be

is

not

a traffic or

in

high-abuse area,” he said. “You wouldn’t want to have them around

doorway or where people

a

are

leaning.”

He

also said

it

is

important to

the thicker the cord, the better."

keep the

Extension cords should only be used for temporary purposes and should be discaided and replaced if

The following are common-sense ways to reduce the risk of fire

damaged. Another

fire

hazard during the

holidays are candles. Smith said.

make homemade canholders, they may create a hazbecause they may have some

“If people

dle

ard

combustible parts

The

City

Department

ways

of

Web

them.”

in

Toronto

site

Fire

outlines

many

to avoid fires during the holi-

days. According to the

site,

people

should put candles in non-tip holdavoid placing candles under or by combustibles and extinguish the candles by wetting the wick before leaving the room. ers,

watered

at all times.

around Christmas time. I Use only noncombustible or flame-retardant decorations. I Trees

and decorations should be

all exits and paths in home. I Use only decorative lighting approved by the CSA.

kept clear of

the

I Inspect all decorative lighting

prior to use. I "When using lighting on trees, have the switch controlling the lights away from the base of the tree and not plugged into an outlet

beneath the

It

is

risk of fire at Christmas,

the

monoxide detectors mended as well.”

in

also said

an escape plan for family members to follow if a fire does occur in the

home.

tant

Smith said most important thing to remember is to have a working smoke alarm in your home at all times. He it is

important to

make

sure

the batteries are properly working.

“The smoke alarms must be

tree.

Although there are many precau-

cent to

home,”

all

he

adja-

sleeping areas in the said.

“Also

carbon

Smith said

“If

it’s

it is

meeting place into the plan as well,” he said.

important to create

make

a two-store home,

sure there are

Make

recom-

are

two ways

to get out.

sure you also incorporate a

Even though

number of

the

December of

average, Smith said

take

to

year

last

it is still

special

precautions

home.

to

Canadian

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2001

Time: 5:30 p.m.

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Journey Into Sophie’s World By Sarah McGoldrick

Who ideal

are

you? What is your Who is your ideal

world?

leader?

These are the questions Sophie

Amundsen must

figure out before

do you prove

everything

it.

Basic principles and ideals which we come to form in the early stages of our adulthood are also examined. Sophie is then taken on a trip

Buddhism

from

Hellenism

to

The

Yet the book is written in uncomplicated terms that allow the reader to grasp the ideas of each philosophy. This book stands in a genre all its own because it does not preach a philosophy, nor does it force the

her philosophical journey ends.

through time or philosophical time beginning with Democritus

Sophie’s World, a novel designed to introduce readers to philosophy

ern thinkers.

readers to take a firm stand on

Written by Norwegian high school philosophy teacher Jostein Gaarder, this “Alice Through the Looking Glass” style book introduces the reader into the world of philosophy, philosopher by

their

through storytelling takes readers along on this Journey.

Sophie is a young student who comes home from school to find mysterious

letters left in

her mail

box.

The first begin with a series of philosophical questions, like whether there

a

is

God and how

Good

read

By Kathleen Deschamps Finals are just around the cor-

have been left until the last minute are due, and Christmas presents must be ner, projects that

bought.

That is why take time out small things in

important to to appreciate the is

it

A

great

chocolate,

life like

a bubble bath or a

book

good

read.

for college stu-

dents to read during this stressful

time is Chicken Soup for the College Soul. The book is a compilation of stories and letters that discuss just about everything about college.

The stories discuss getting in, the transition to college life, and lessons

from

the

classroom

and carrying her

to

Freud and mod-

a particular time

and how

ideal of

came

it

to be. It

then puts

it

into

modern day

context. In

one instance, Sophie

is

asked

to

are given the basic idea behind

be asked, the reader is drawn book and also begins to ask

to

into the

same questions. Through the eyes of a 14-year-

the

old

she realizes that things

girl,

moon

like the

things like proven.

air

are real but other

and time have

among other great topics. Some are funny stories about problems during school; others are touching tales of love and les-

flicting philosophies

which existed during the same eras, and why some survived and some died. Every philosophy

these books are so

popular is because no matter how busy you are, you can still enjoy

college essay bloopers.

page or two, and can be read during a spare moment in the day to brighten your spirit.

make you cry, such one about an 87-year-old woman whose dying wish was to complete her education. The number 1 New York Times Others will

bestselling authors. Jack Canfield,

the stories.

Most of

mere

the stories are a

The book has more than 10

tions, with ries in

approximately 10

is then applied of the day and how

Week of Dec. 10-Dec.

Happy Birthday Sagittarius! Someone very close to you has all of the plans made for your birthday. They will make sure

the

other

popular as

time

sto-

busyness in your

life,

consult a close friend for help. Their wisdom will help you to progress.

or at

-

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projects or negoti-

you have been working on will turn out better than you expected. Fate is working with you over the next week. Expect the unexpected. Luckiest day: December 14. Scorpio:

October

23

November 2 Your

lll^

intuition

is

work-

ing overtime to get your

attention. If you listen to you will be better off. Record any unusual dreams you may it

have.

You may have to take make an

unexpected trip as a sudden change in your everyday life.

May

JCK

21

-

may

June 21 be going

through financial negotiations this week. If

you

are signing a contract, take the time to read it carefully. Luckiest day: December 13.

you are in a sticky be sure to use

If

situation

your judgment. Weigh both sides of the situation and all problems will be solved. Luckiest day: December 11.

December 22

Capricorn:

-

July 22

Money

will be coming your way, and will increase

your financial security for awhile. Your new-

December

10.

Aquarius:

January February 18 If

ly

slightly

friend.

Leo: July, 23

You

August 22 picking up the pieces of a mess you created. Whether financially or personally, you have a lot of work aheatl of you

will

make

to

-

be

things right.

Luckiest day:

December

I

The end

of the month will be better. Luckiest day: December 13.

found wealth may attract some shallow people. Ignore them. Luckiest day:

emotional uncertaincausing you to be

is

depressed, talk with a the advice of

Taking

someone close you

20

to

you

will

make

feel better.

Luckiest day:

December

12.

Pisces: February 19

M

1

- March 20 The winds of change are blowing in your direction. As a result,

anticipate

Virgt):

August 23

-

September

\2

As

a result of gossip

mr

and poor communicatiiMi, you will h’ look at people and

problems surruuiHling you dilTerently.

Luekiest day:

unexpected change. few weeks, be careful who you trust.

Over

the

next

Luckiest day:

Daniel Roih

December

is

l.'s,

led astrology

I.S.

a .'iecond-vear

who has .stndand other elairvov-

Jonrnalisni slinlent

Deeember

-

January 19 Expect delays or postponements over the next week. Don’t be discouraged by things you can’t control.

Cancer: June 22

-

December 21

result of a

You

November 22

Sagittarius:

swift action, or

Gemini:

Reach for the top Read Spoke

October

-

May 20

Luckiest day: December 10.

Alison Nnecntei, a second-year marketing student, searches'for books at the Learning Resource Centre for a business assignment on Nov. 30. (Photo by Shannon McBride)

your

Luckiest day: December 11.

for.

On assignment

company

Any

Aries:

Taurus: April 20

of

which

continue to survive and those which will rear their heads over and over again. Spphie’s World is available for $7.99 through Berkley Books

you have a very special day.

students’ experiences in college. Either way, it is worth making

all

savvy he also sugphilosophies will

literary

gests

ations

Luckiest day: December 16.

Chicken Soup books, such

and

2001

17,

the stories together.

for

the past.

Libra:

Chicken Soup series, or for someone who wants to hear about other

are the authors responsible

this book and a picture into

HOROSCOPE

Mark

They

acts a reference

local bookstore.

sec-

each section.

belief systems are altered,

publishing

a great read for anyone who has enjoyed the other books in the

Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger and Dan Clark, bring

As personal

Marx, or rejected them with the

March 21 - April 19 If you are feeling trapped by all of the

It is

an

is

field.

changed and

By Daniel Roth

The reasons

someone who

time, or

first

expert in the

some leaders embraced a particular philosopher, formed their own, like

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul, and Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul.

sons learned outside of the classroom. Several of the stories can make you laugh, such as the story on

as the

be

punishment of death. This book is ideal for someone learning about philosophy for the

Through Gaarder’s extreme wit

time for Christmas

in

to

also deals with con-

to the politics

make a list of things we know, then make a list of things we can

terms readers

instant these questions begin

The book

beliefs.

Each chapter reveals an

philosopher. In easy-to-grasp

own

only believe.

to Existentialism.

ant issues for three vears.


SPOKE, Dec.

Red Lobster By Marcy Cabral

satisfies

tastes

all

King

on

Located

Street

in

Kitchener, this restaurant has everything

from pasta to chicken to hve and with a polite, friendly

lobster

staff this eatery is sure to please.

Upon our

arrival,

we were

greeted

cocktail.

And

of the restaurant.

tion

moments another our entrees.

Our plates were filled with food, neat

shrimp on one coli, all

guest and

are not big fish

I

and were a

lovers

worried

little

how we would like the food, but when we opened the menu we found many different selections. about

The only problem was too

many

there

were

choices.

went

it

moment The

While the server

was.

to place

our order,

to notice the decor.

are

The food was nitely

delicious and defiworth the price, which ranged

anywhere from $10.95 to $16.95 for pasta and other non-seafood selec-

After

we had

eaten

we

all

could,

took notice of just

I

were waiting on

how many In

us.

all, I

counted four different employees

we had

ensuring

a good

experience.

wood, there are mounted fish and and the chairs and

ing.

booths are upholstered in an under-

effortless, to get the

water-themed

live lobsters in a fish tank in the front

know the meaning of teamwork. Red Lobster is a definite five

entrance.

crabs out of five, and

This eatery

even

a fisher-

is definitely

man’s haven.

and sports news, as well as games, puzzles, weather and reference

our plates away.

pictures of ships,

fabric. Tfiere are

For the latest college, entertainment

fish

another waitress once again cleared

who were

with rustic

built

$12.95 to $32.95 for

and seafood.

servers

of a ship on the open waters. walls

cuisine.

took a

I

entire restaurant has the feel

The

I was glad it had. I had opened myself up to new tastes and

tions, to

found myself going back and forth between pasta and seafood and finally decided to be adventurous; I

seafood

to near perfection.

adventurous side had taken

over and

server arrived shortly thereafter.

My

cooked

online!

in

garlic

baked potato on and broc-

side,

utes.

My

and

sections. Butter

little

the other, rice with shrimp

were told the specials and our

within

server brought out

immediately and seated within min-

We

— Page 17

can now be read

and shrimp Immediately after we had finished, our plates were cleared away by a waitress from another secarrived with our salads

Lobster has something for everyone.

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Spoke

After about 10 minutes, the server

Whether you have worthy sea legs or enjoy staying on land, Red

10,

The staff at Red Lobster is amazThey work together, seemingly

links, visit

job done and

who knows,

maybe they’ve inspired me become a sea lover after all.

to

www.conestogac.on.ca/spok e

Red

Lobster, located

on King Street

in

Kitchener, has food for

land and sea lovers.

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

Howard Stern given the boot

Q 107

by

By Kathleen Deschamps

radio Derringer had the afternoon time slot.

$tudents looking for the rough

comic

style of

Q107

will

Howard Stem on

now have

to

turn to

“When

me

the

management asked

wanted to be the morning guy for Q-107, I said ‘Are you if I

other forms of entertainment in

freakin’ nuts, of course

the morning.

Derringer said on the Q-107

Howard

morning show was cancelled as of Nov. 23 due

site.

to creative reasons.

that Derringer has

The

Stern’s

television

CHUM

station

The Q-107 Web

do!”’

I

Web

site also stated

won

the

Radio

Personality of the Year for seven

also decided to pull Stern’s late

years in a row.

show off the air as well. “The Howard Stern Radio Show”

Derringer had his first show on Nov. 26 at the opening of the Hard Rock Cafe at Yonge Street and Dundas Square. One of the first songs that was played on Q-107 on Nov. 26 was “Run Like HeH” by Pink Floyd.

night

aired Saturdays at midnight, and

had been faltering

Many show

in the ratings.

considered Stern’s radio vulgar,

rude

and

often

offensive.

Q-107 has had many complaints Stern’s show started in Toronto four years ago. Both CHUM and Q-107 were issued warnings by the Canadian since

Broadcast

Standards

according to the Q-107

Council,

Web

site.

Q-107 has been focused recenton having an all-classic rock

ly

format.

With

this

plan,

changes were

Q-107 said replacing Stem with

vital to the station.

that they are

John Derringer. Derringer has been on the radio for more than 20 years and Toronto is his hometown. Before getting

the

morning

gig,

Many

Stern fans

may do

that their favourite

this,

now

morning show

has been cancelled.

The Canadian Howard

Web

site

Stern

organized a pro-Howard

on the same day that new morning show. The rally was held at Q107’s new Yonge Street studios, near Ryerson University, at 2 p.m. Fans were asked to show up and

Stem

rally

Derringer launched his

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— SPOKK, Dec.

10,

2001

Enteilaiiunent Striking a chord with By Marc Hulet

Dumas,

Slralford

a

playing logether for such a long

native,

joined The Salads three years ago in llic music iiulustry happens overnight. This philosophy hokls irue for the Toronto-based band The Salads. The independent band is a mix of many types ot' music including

Success

afler

hip-hop.

funk,

Dumas

reggae, surf-rock

first

who was

born in Kitchener, described what was going through his head as he

watched years of hard work come together on the TV screen. “To see it today was just shocking. I us.

mean we’re on

This

was

in

good

at

so wicked,” he said. “I shock. I just sat there

is

thinking this a

TV - look

is

awesome.

It’s

just

feeling.”

For Dailey, the road has been

much

to success longer than for

Dumas. The original members of The Salads - Dailey, Dave Ziemba and Grant Taylor - have been together for almost 15 years. They began playing together when they were in

grade school.

grew up playing music It’s an amazing thing

“The Salads are out there performing any chance they get and that’s the best thing you can do to promote yourselves.” Dumas’s mother Helga Barenberg was shocked by his

together.

jump

to

The band

not currently signed

is

to a record label but they are

Dailey added that Dumas has also brought a new energy to the band.

ing something will get done soon. Dailey said having the money

Dumas

said

being onstage

is

the

best

the fans

part

and promotion to get level would be great.

He would

to

Dumas

most important thing me. They’re the ones who give us the energy to perform ” he said. “They’re the ones who are buying the records and requesting the music on the radio and on TV.” Dailey agreed that the fans are a vital part of their success onstage. “Most of the time it’s like feeding energy off people. If the crowd is amazing, the show is amazing. That’s the best part of they’re the

playing live

- when

there’s a real-

good crowd,” he said. “It’s more like you play off your audily

ence. If there’s a bad audience, the show sucks.”

Dumas

next

go on an tour” and

from the record labels is there but the band is playing the waiting game. said the interest

“There’s a the

to

to

“amphitheatre-style

and feed-

my band members

love

to the

hop-

play in front of thousands of fans.

of

ing off their energy.

“Next Dailey,

wanted to do gigs. They just wanted to record,” Barenberg said.

It’s

charismatic.”

thing,

“These guys are brothers they grew up together and they

into.”

nection to the audience for sure,” he said. “This guy just knows how to connect with people. He’s very

lot of interest, but to of oiy knowledge we

best

haven’t gotten anything solid yet. But all the major labels have finally heard of us

and come

to

check us out. “They’ve got our demos,” he said. “Since our tour ended, there’s been a lot of buzz going on about The Salads. Now we’re playing the waiting game - dealing with the un-fun part of the music business. Unfortunately it’s a necessary evil.”

Dumas’

stepbrother Alan Barenberg said he was a little surprised with the band’s success at first but once he realized how hard they were working he knew success could be attainable.

also attributes a lot of

“When

the band’s success to the fact that the original members have been

band and

he

didn’t take

I

first

first

talked about the

got into performing

it

all

that seriously,”

Waterloo theater performs Christmas classic in style By

Julie

Graham

ent and classic moments, including the leg light, the tongue on the

When books are turned into movies, essential details can be left out.

However, one

lamppost, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, are there.

local stage

company has turned a movie into a play and makes the art of adaptation look simple.

The Waterloo Stage Threatre is now showing their adaptation of

A

Christmas Story, the classic 1983 film about Ralphie Parker’s desperate wish for a “legendary

Red Ryder 200-shot carbine action air rifle with a com-

official

pass and this thing that tells time built right into the slock” for

Christmas Playing

in the

1940s.

until Dec. 22, A Christmas Story is one of those films you cannot turn off once you discover it is on television. With mostly local actors, the

shoot your eye

You’ll I

Throughout A Christmas Story, Dale Mieske brilliantly brings all elements of the story together and

out his portrayal of the

lized after being stuffed into his snowsuit everyday. Terry Barna and Erin Marian

With what must be a gazillion lines to remember, Mieske is an

actors.

active part of the play, perfectly

gets the father’s cursing

voicing

with classic grumblings like ‘son of a bishop’ and ‘glod darn’.

the

boy’s

thoughts and making you feel as if he is telling the story to

you alone.

Ralphie himself, played by new-

perfect, hardly missing a

executes the pushing up of the glasses and facial expressions.

Shepherd’s book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash. Everyone from the film is pres-

carries

play Ralphie’s parents and are the

beat or detail from the film, originally adapted from Jean

is

Ralphie’s brother Randy. The nine-year old wonderfully

plays the older version of Ralphie, narrating most of the tale.

comer Cary Jones, is the spitting image of movie Ralphie. The local 13-ycar-old flawlessly

play

every time he hears, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Michael John Cameron plays

whiny younger brother who won’t eat, has to go ‘wee wee’ all the time, and is hilariously immobi-

out.

.U)ncs

even

portrays

the

slouched stance and walk of Ralphie superbly as he cringes

I

a record label

said.

it

he said. “But once realized how much time they were putting in

“They’re just amazing players. They’ve been playing logether since Grade 7. When you see us onstage or hear us on recordings and you see how tight everything is - that’s the reason why,” Dumas

bizarre.”

man.”

Chuck

,

“He’s just awesome on stage. He’s brought a whole new con-

said that he broke out into tears.

Bassist

of

makeup

consists of tons of hot chicks.

Lead vocalist Darren Dumas known onstage as Mista D - said seeing the video on Much Music was an emotional experience. “It’s really cool. I saw the video a couple weeks ago when it first came out and our bass player Chuck saw the video today for the first time on TV,” Dumas said. “I was talking to him today and he an emotional

that the addition

has changed the

was all guys. He joined the band and all of a sudden we instantly became this sexy band,” Dailey said. “Our audience now but

video "Who’s That Kat?” can be seen in rotation on Much Music.

really

band Chronic

“Before he was in the band, we still had a pretty good following,

music".

It’s

original

lime.

of their audience.

and metal. But they prefer to describe themselves as “party

The Salads'

his

broke up. Dailey said

rarely

spitting

With

image

of

the

eflorlless ease,

movie

Barna even

down

to a

‘t’

With an excellent set design, humor and precise liming,

great

the play

is

a must-see for fans of

the movie. All ages will enjoy

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Salad Gold breaks the genre barrier

success then

I

realized

was possible.”

it

Barenberg attributes some of the band’s success to their willing-

By Marc Hulet

ness to do live performances. “I

who used to run and his bands never

have a friend

decision to earn a living singing in a band instead of pursuing a career in graphic design after he

graduated from George Brown. “I was upset at first because he was struggling to make ends meet and that’s always a concern for a parent. But he was happy - 1 think - and doing what he wanted to do

Darren Dumas, front man for Toronto-based band The

the

Salads,

is

hosting his sixth “Salad

Gold” event

at the Reverb in Toronto on Jan. 25. The event takes place every three months and brings together music and bands from virtually every genre. ,

The

DJs

known

as

the

Resonators will be present as well as a couple of other bigger acts

Dumas was unwilling to reveal. Dumas said the event is something he’s always wanted to do.

“Since I started out with The Salads it’s something I really

wanted

to

do for the band and

and

Toronto,” he said, adding he envisions a regular party with bands,

what mother had planned for

DJs, MCs, break dancers and all kinds of different music,” he said.

I guess that’s what’s most important,” she said. “It’s just not

him.”

Dumas

She also mentioned

a

little-

known

fact about her son. “Darren was a magician in his younger years. He had a little

magic box with a cape and a wand,” she said. “He’d take his dog next door to do these magic tricks and get cookies from the neighbours.

He

entertained

his

and any of his family that would watch him.” These days Dumas and his band- mates are performing their own magic through music for their growing legion of fans. For more' information on The sister

CDs visit www. thesal-

Salads or to order their their

Web

ads.com.

site

at

said that not

many

ple are willing to attempt a that

peo-

show

mixes musical genres. something that no one

“It’s

I

know

has really attacked. “A lot of people are scared to

combine

different crowds - to have a rock crowd come out and mingle with a reggae crowd,” he said. “I haven’t had one single problem. It’s been the most positive vibe I’ve ever experienced at a

party. “I highly

come

recommend anybody

out and check

it

out.”

The show costs $8 per person. For more information go to www.thesalads.com.


.

SPOKE, Dec.

Condors shine in tournament

— Page 19

2001

10,

Condors whip the Wolves By Vanessa Laye Conestoga’s men’s indoor soccer team whipped the Wolves 3-1 during their premiere' division league

game

on Nov. 29.

By Mike Sperling Conestoga College’s varsity badminton team opened eyes in tournament play on the weekend of Nov. 24-25. In men’s doubles, Scott Veitch and Leigh Taylor made the quarter-finals and Dave Kelly and Tony Purkis made it to the consolation semifinals.

Erin Gibbings and Cat Bardo

made

to the consolation quarter-

was also the first tournament the team played. “Going into the tournament they wanted an idea of what other colleges were like,” Harasymiw said. “It was nice to get some experience.” All the members of the team had to play at least two events. The tournament was composed

Despite the 30-minute wait for a

show up, the Condors dominated the game using quick, controlled passes and communication when the game got underway. Condor Bojan Djokovic lead the referee to

game by pumping in two goals in the first half.

Djokovic shot the

first

goal from

of a double-elimination format.

inside the Wolves’ goalie box, after

The team would be out of the tournament if they lost two grfmes but could continue on in the tournament if they lost the first game. The next tournament is on Jan.

he

skillfully got past

He

defenders.

two of

their

Condor Bojan Djokovic battles his opponent for the ball Nov. 29. The Condors beat the Wolves 3-1

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

scored the second

goal off a hard kick from the right-

after shot,

the Wolves’ hands.

Centennial College. The Condors are playing in only these

hand side of the court just over the halfway line, to lead the game 2-0. But eight minutes into the second half, the Wolves’ Daniel Popa scored their first goal from inside the

two tournaments although some players go to open tournaments

Condors’ goalie box, to make

of eyes from other colleges,” he

close

said.

for extra experience.

it

finals for the

women’s doubles.

Mike Harasymiw, one of the team coaches, said the team met all their expectations and beat them.

“A

lot

of them have opened a

The Condors placed among

lot

12

at

top six teams in the tournament,

which included nine colleges.

regional tournament.

It

After the

especially

who

it

a

at 2-1.

The Condors came back

second tournament, the top three teams go onto the

the

game

defender

Gen

strong,

Hidika,

took out any Wolf in his path.

Condor

Ilias

Tsatsas took shot

at their

game on

was

with the ball ending up in

the trick.

the Wolves’

But his

third shot

The ball rolled through goalie’s

arms as he

Before either team knew

game ended Condors.

Condor coach Geoff Johnstone

dived to save the shot that Tsatsas

said the

kicked into the bottom right-hand

intensity.

comer of the net. The Condors didn’t

but

give up even

though they were ahead. They eagerly tried to set up chances for another goal using drop balls, chip shots and

diagonal passed across the court.

the

it

with a 3-1 win for the

team played

well, but lacked

“We played a good passing game, we were relaxed and eased up

because they (the Wolves) were not

much of a

threat,”

he

said.

Conestoga’s standing wins, two losses and a

now two

is

tie.

oneof hour your time

week looks like, it is now time to assess the total picture and make some major decisions on when and how long you will study for

After seeing what your exam

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— SPOKE, Dec.

10,

2001

News

Utopia lives up to Members of the Armed Forces were in

By Nicole Childs Utopia went off without a hitch in'the Sanctuary, Nov. 29 and left people wondering what

will

be

One

do almost

“Girls will

anything for free prizes.”

want more. According

John Beechy, who is in charge of communications for the Computer and Business Students Association,

the

event

went extremely well.

The Sanctuary was only half

to

evening but the event made a profit of $800. Beechy was pleased that many of the sponsors made an appearance but was unhappy with the response from Tim Hortons. Tim Hortons was expected to supply timbits, wristbands and a banner but at the last minute didthree-quarters full

all

up.

quiet

named

room

down

if stu-

dents needed a break from the party.

He

said

the

room

card

tarot

where Daniel Roth, a second-year journalism student, read students’

T-shirts to

the

Horizons and the arcade weren’t used at all during the event. The quiet room was set up as a

communications manager of CBSA

was

but

became slippery from di'inks. Beechy said he was surprised

place to relax or cool

John Beechy,

a place for self-expression.

The event was a fust for the Sanctuary and now that people have seen the possibilities, they

broke out,

fight

quickly settled, and the dance lloor

that

Utopia lived up to its theme of being an ideally perfect place in moral, political and social aspects as well as being a safe haven and

show

minimal.

attendance,

showing up in Iraditional kilt uniforms and giving out water bottles and stickers to students.

next.

n’t

Canadian

name

its

and other prizes were

given away to random people

showed prize.

off

One

why

who

they deserved a

student

won

materials

management

air

ment.

According

a gift for

saying her worst pick-up line while others danced on stage for prizes. “Girls will do almost anything for free prizes,” said Beechy. Justin Dautner, a second-year student,

went well, and the live to was an impressive accomplish-

futures,

stations,

don’t

many

such as 95.3 Energy

have

official

to

live

radio

EM, airs,

minute delay. The. three disc jockeys, Dave Newman, Dave Shepherd and Wes

Jody Andruszkiewicz, clockwise from left, a third-year journalism student, Justin Dautner, a second-year materials management student, Jon Olinski, CSI president, and John Beechy, communications manager of CBSA, hang out at the Utopia event in the Sanctuary on Nov. 29. Dautner won a trip to Mexico from Breakaway tours. The draw for the trip was held at midnight. (Photo by Nicole Childs)

Mcleod, provided the music for the event.

entered into a draw for the trip

ly

was made at midnight. Problems with the event were

Beechy,

instead of relying on a 15- to 30-

was the winner of a trip to Montreal from Breakaway Tours. Each person at the event was that

to

They were hoping

to play

more

ravish music but students didn’t real-

want

Sarah Weisse happy. Weisse handed

Walksafe was available.

out T-shirts to students that danced

Beechy was happy that the event went so well but asked, “Who’s going to pick up the ball and run with it now?” He would love to see a party with a live to air every month.

on the

stage.

Students from the police founda-

it.

The beer flowed at the party and made the Molson representative

tions

program were on hand

to

make

sure there were no problems, and

Students take a break and have fun at Utopia

Sarah Weiss, a

Wilfrid Laurier University student

and Molson representative, throws

dents at Utopia on Nov. 29.

T-shirts to stu-

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Mike Stephenson, a first-year firefighting student, takes a shot on the pool table at Utopia. Corporal Chad Hagan and Master Corporal Andrew Kroetsch won the pool tournament held at the event.

Julie Cleaves,

a

first-year general

Sheere, 23, grab

some

business student, and

drinks at Utopia.

Cam

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Melissa Bargoot, from escorted students

left,

home

in

Tyler Ryan,

Manie

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Ferris

the rain from Utopia.

and Mike Loos,

all

police foundations students, (Photo by Nicole Chiids)

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