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— No. 74

Student shows gratitude By Laurie Vandenhoff

back

times and they finally

five

said yes,” explained Wright, sur-

After losing his

mother to a and missing a week of

stroke

school to attend her funeral in Jamaica, all Marlon Wright wants to

do

him

thank the people

is

who

got

prised at the determination of his friend.

He was

even more shocked

support from students,

“I’ve never been in a situation

wish I could go up to every single person and thank them for it,”

heard of

said Wright,

Wright

“I

a first-year general

business student. death,

bleak. Wright,

only has a part-

“I told everyone that

was

set

in

that

I

my mind

wouldn’t be

going,” said Wright.

Four people from

program,

has happened, or even It’s

it.

said. “It

some

new

shows

me,”

to

that there

really cool people in this

Including the four classmates helped in his journey.

who

“They are some of the most unique people

I

said. “I don’t

know what

have ever met,” he

would

I

have done without them.” It was' through their determination

his

this

world.”

looked

things

who

of his

time job, could not afford the $1,600 it would cost to fly to Jamaica.

where

are

When he received the news mother’s

he

know many of them.

didn’t even

there.

at the

since

that

students

raised

enough

money.

however, knew there was something they could do. Karl

story

Noseworthy, Cassandra Speirs, Ryan Brueckner and Mike Ryan

never thought it would happen to me,” he said, emphasizing how

raised mojjey,

made phone

calls

and collected assignments, hoping they could make a difficult time for

Students Inc. for

you see on

grateful

he

and

television

I

for the generosity of

is

the people

who

make

helped

his

trip possible.

him easier. They approached

“It’s

Conestoga money and pub-

a fairy tale or Christmas

“It’s like

a miracle,” he said.

Wright,

who

left for

the funeral

Brueckner even called the Jamaican embassy to get Wright a new passport since, his had

on Nov. 23 and returned a week later, had not seen his mother in six years. He moved to Canada from Jamaica eight years ago, when he was 1 8, to live with his father. “My dad said it would be a better education and it was a chance for

expired

me

“They turned him down once, and he called them back. They

Wright.

licity of their cause. Students heard of their plight and donated whatev-

er they could.

turned him

down

twice.

He

called

to get to

know him,

too,” said

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

Wright,

youngest of five boys, realized how hard his mother

care of her.

struggled.

a whole lot more.”

woman who

the

“She was a single mom raising a couple of kids and raising them right. Not allowing them to go to jail or into bad company. It’s tough enough and she did that for me,” he said. “She is the one thing I would

failed,”

While

after missing a

Wright finds

before he graduates.

for this year’s Skills Day.

the exception to a

student

Oakley is a Bluevale

at

Collegiate Institute in Waterloo.

He

wants to be a machinist. Oakley is part of the Ontario Youth

“Motivation,

students to see.

Oakley hoped the demonstration would encourage other students to

skills,

provides

trades

careers.

students

apprenticeship employers

in

with

here,” he said.

PAGE

4

completes high school. Ontario students are finding

reason

But with people like Noseworthy, Brueckner and Ryan in his

life,

there

is

sure to be plenty of

support. “I couldn't ask for better

promised myself

I

would take

friends,” he said.

Skills

Day

Tierney Hunter, a Grade 8 teacher

Our Lady of Fatima school

Cambridge, also

in

feels career explo-

is

necessary at the elementary

lot

of the tech programs have

ration

in four years with the elimination

of Ontano Academic Credits. Other students had the opportunity

“A

Jimmy in

Oakley, a Grade 11 student at Bluevale Collegiate Institute Waterloo demonstrates his machining skills in the machine

shop

been cut in elementary schools,” Hunter said, adding that her students will probably

have

difficulty in

high

school tech courses.

She said several students

at

Conestoga’s Doon campus on Dec.

her

6.

(Photo by Shannon McBride)

end up in technoand they need more

class will probably logical careers

opportunities to see demonstrations in

I

Speirs,

list

stage. it

harder to plan for their future, especially with the added pressure to do it

is

get involved in machining.

at

Oakley will work for one of these companies for six months after he .

Social problems trouble students.

tough getting she

Precision metal machining

the

their

chosen trade.

COMMENTARY

it’s

demonstrations.

to get a full-time

technology-related

hard to get back into

his routine.

than

teamed with the experience needed

OYAP -

More

was on and Oakley was able to demonstrate his skills for younger

and

adjust

classes,

600 Grade 7 and 8 students from around the region were able to see

Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). OYAP provides the necessary skills

job in

number of

came

was more he could have

I

and teach-

him

6.

growing trend in high school stuHe’s planning his future 1 1

it

like

to see technological career options at

dents.

Grade

his classmates

His mother was proud of him too, telling everyone so. Although following her death, Wright feels done.

feels

could have done

now because

“I

Conestoga College’s Doon and Guelph campuses loaned shops and equipment to Skills Canada Ontario

is

just

there

raised him.

an even younger age on Dec.

Jimmy Oakley

It

said. “I

ers are trying to help

Students learn about technical career options on By Shannon McBride

he

aspire to be.”

there

However, he would never forget the

Karl Noseworthy, Cassandra Speirs, Marlon Wright, Mike Ryan and Ryan Brueckner (from left) worked together to raise enough money so Wright could fly to Jamaica on Nov. 23 for his mother’s funeral. Wright was more than appreciative for the support of his friends and students who donated money.

like the

ones put on by Skills Canada.

“I think it’s great for the students

to see their peers stuff instead

the teachers

working on

of just learning all

it

this

from

the time,” she said.


— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 2

New

17,

2001

college service detects plagiarism

By Laurie Vandenhoff

contain a particular piece, not detect

'

Students at Conestoga College can be sure that being accused of plagiarism will not lead to a long

explained Conlin. “There

and

if

intense

with

battle

teacher.

A new

installed

by the

their

system

being

will

work,

is

not a

comes back negYou cannot take away marks

you can do

lot

it

in the student’s

it

ative.

if

it

you can’t prove it happened.” emphasis on plagiarism

The

how

explains

plagiai’ism

dealt

is

with.

The

step

first

is

a

discussion

If a teacher suspects that a stu-

dent has plagiarized, they should discuss

to

office

started in the last several years fol-

their suspicions.

will help teachers detect plagiarism

lowing one serious case during the 1999/2000 school year. Three third-year students work-

However, a teacher who is not satisfied with the outcome of the discussion can find the plagiarized

registrar’s

work.

in students’

At the Nov. 12 College Council new system was introduced to the board by Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research and educational services, Fred Harris, the college registrar, and meeting, the

Janeen Hover, associate

The service iParadigms,

registrar.

done through

is

California-based

a

company. Using

computer

their

teachers can find out

database,

whether material student’s work.

plagiarized in a

is

on

ing

were

project

accused of plagiarism. All appealed

grade and accusation, said Hoover, an ' associate registrar. “They failed because plagiarism was confirmed and the grade was the

upheld.”

Since then, senior management

and

been cut down on

searching for ways to

number of

the

has

council

college

appeals, with finan-

and human costs as central

cial

The suspect document is sent to company through Conlin and,

group

a

materiaf to prove the student

this is

“An appeal

many

not always possible,

now

the teacher

has the option of

taking the student’s

work

to

an out-

“The teacher needs some backup “You

dence.” That’s

when

the

new

service will

be beneficial.

who

are

deemed

guilty

of offences are maintained by Hoover

only be a

in the registrar’s office.

However, effective.

it

not 100 per cent

is

If the database'

does not

The Student Procedures Guide

People with mental social

intelligent

illness are not

They

outcasts.

are creative,

who happen

people

to

have a disease which affects their ability to live their lives

and

interact

with others.

This was the message producer

James Gordon wanted

to

send when

he brought together a team of 10 people with mental illness to create

Mask. was shown to nursing students at Conestoga College on Dec. 7. It was sponsored by the Women’s Resource Group. Gordon said he began to think the video Breaking the

The 30-minute

film

when

that

When that

doing research on the subhe didn’t find a lot of material

young people would

relate to,

he

Breaking the

Mask was

created

by

10 young people between the ages of 12 and 30 who have all been personally affected by mental illness. Through the use of artwork, poetry, music and drama, they conveyed both their anguish and their strength. Interspersed with facts and the symptoms experienced by those suffering from mental illness, the film is both moving and informative. Gordon said the project was

designed to allow the participants to use their experience with both the

He said film-makown area of expert-

affective disorder.

ing

was not

ise.

He

is

his

a well-known folk-singer

from Guelph Tamarack.

He

who

in

is

the

band

thought he would be

able to use his musical background in the

to

make

None

a film that

would reach out to young people and

it

themselves, they partici-

all

message on

film.

Gordon was quick

to attribute the

Durham Region By Michelle Timmerman Durham Region may soon itself with a new university.

find

“The Ontario government is moving forward with its intent to establish a new university in the

Durham Region

to

support eco-

own

“I

wanted

notions about people with mental

mental

illness are

Establish

the

University

of

Ontario Institute of Technology

the

will help clear

skilled

attract

we need

people

investment

province,”

said

to

to this

Cunningham.

up with teachers.

it

some

sort of presentation so that

Conlin

faculty is familiar with

a tough issue to publicize,” Andruszkiewicz. “On one hand you want to really encourage students to go out there and really develop their cognitive skills.

it,”

said.

However, the hard part

will

be

educating students. said

is

level,

sometimes

more

severe.

Another reason cited for the of

the

the incor-

is

Internet

for

research.

“We

have access to the and now there is a greater temptation and greater assumption that they won’t be able to track it down,” said McIntosh. However, for those honestly trying to complete assignments, the all

Internet

easiest

way

to source all

to avoid plagiarism is

your material.

“Outside of that there

way

other

Andruszkiewicz

is

really

avoid

to

no it,”

said.

illness stereotypes

mentally deficient.

viduals.”

Melanie Knapp, jvho participated accompanied Gordon to the showing at Conestoga College. in the film,

She

said that

when she was

first

approached to be in the film, she didn’t think she could do it.

“Being

knocked down

ill

my

self-

excited, so

1

thought

maybe

1

could

do it,” she said. She advised the audience to help anyone they knew with mental illness and not give up on them.

“This new approach to university education would give students a greater choice and flexibility in pro-

grams

tied directly to the

changing

needs of the marketplace.”

The

Melanie Knapp and James Gordon were at Conestoga College on Dec. 7 for a showing of their film Breaking The Mask. The film (Photo by Mary Simmons) about people coping with mental illness.

and

new

scientific

and

university

technological

teacher education.

The

university

would seiwe

is

In the

the as an

anchor

institution to provide for a

skilled

and trained workforce, along

May

2001 Ontario Budget,

province announced

it

would

$60 million

to establish the

UOIT. The investment

made through

invest

Superbuild Corporation

to

with the necessary research and

Ontario’s

provide one-stop shopping for stu-

know-how, needed by the Durham Region to secure its economic

will support constniction of facilities

future.

equipment, infonnation technology

goal for the university

is

dents looking for a mix of academ-

applied

Cunningham introduced an Act

are

problem

the

university

In fact, they are highly creative indi-

govern-

part

will educate stu-

the

at

ill-

we have

is

because

Gordon said. “A common mistake we make is that people with

of the

rience.

And greater

ness,”

ment’s plan to ensure that

both academic and hands-on expe-

here.”

own role in the project.

Universities.

with

it

said

very applied

to crush preconceived

and hands-on experience. It will be designed to meet the current and future employment and economic development priorities including

“UOIT

how

“It’s

sequence.

munity,

providing students

Andruszkiewicz.

penalties

to benefit from

2001 to the provincial government on Nov. 27. If passed by the legislature, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) would develop innovative degree programs that link curriculum directly to the needs of the local business com-

component,”

writing

was just the spiritual godfather, making sure everything got done,”

nomic growth and prosperity in said Dianne region,” the Minister of Cunningham, Colleges and Training,

to

not decided

don’t see a

“I

saw how some of the others who were involved in the process were affected by it.“They were really

pated in a workshop, where they

their

her

of them had experience with

video equipment. In order to be able

do

referencing.

I

very heavy essay component or

team involved, saying

to the

confidence,” she said.But then she

illness

their feelings.

to

number

the

to explore

and mental

learned the skills necessary to put

production of the film.

He wanted

arts

as

college level.

“Unlike universities,

each participant directed his or

he said of his

said.

son,

his

of

Jody Andruszkiewicz, vice presi-

work

illness.

work

else’s

“It’s

Records

of mental

Evan, was diagnosed with schizo-

about the project

will

increase awareness about the reality

ject,

someone

exam, sub-

your own, claiming work done by someone else was done by you and plagiarizing material prepared by another person without properly

Mask smashes mental

Breaking The By Mary Simmons

last resort.

mitting

test or

“Probably every school will have

ted.

tions involved,” said Conlin.

copying during a

at the

poration

With an improved system in place, the outside database would

a worldwide organiza-

is

it

says punishable offences include

week of January with the academic co-ordinating committee

school.”

“This

tion with 4,500 educational institu-

haye to have a panel and

Student Success what plagiarism is and how it can be avoided. The Student Procedures Guide

While work is being done to upgrade the process, those involved with plagiarism at Conestoga realize the problem is not widespread

first

uses a lot of people outside of the

has to be researched,” said Conlin.

for

have to have some concrete evi-

“We

sent

It

Strategies

increase in plagiarism

back showing where the plagiarism

is

hours.

course

first-year

dents on the issue, a meeting the

occurred.

within 24 hours, the report

takes

work.”

students are taught in the

for his hunch,” said Conlin.

be given an appropriate penalty that vary from a failing grade to expulsion, depending on how many times the offence has been commit-

the

dents are not aware.

first

While Conlin said the college has

side source for analyzation.

Students

issues.

is

guilty.

Since

But on the other hand, you don’t want them ripping off somebody’s

Most

between student and teacher.

approach that student

offence usually occurs because stu-

dent of academics, said the

ic

ences,

arts,

applied

health

sci-

advanced manufacturing, and community safety,

The UOIT would be an innovative where students would

university

have the choice of learning degrees in

programs

theoretical

mix practical and knowledge and skills, that

for

up

and a

to 6,500 students, furniture,

libraiy for degree-level stu-

dents.

Act

If the

is

offer students

and a

full

passed,

UOIT

will

more opportunities

range of choices to

policing

geared to needs of the loeal work-

acquire the skills students need to

business and information technology

place.

succeed.


SPOKE, Dec.

17,

— Page 3

2001

Operation Toys brings Christmas to kids By Julianna Kerr Scrooge had better hold onto his because Guelph-based charity Operation Toys is bringing Christmas to those who have a tough time making ends meet. President Ted Hulsker founded hat,

the

organization

six

years

ago

bags and told them to go for

ents were treated by

some of

the

pick as

had

said

much

as they wanted.”

Tuziak has been involved with Operation Toys for three years. She said the time

commitment

organization

never-ending.

“I put in

is

where

I

can,

what

The giveaway

is

“We’re serving the community and helping children who otherwise wouldn’t be helped,” he said. “That’s what I call the main goal of Operation Toys - filling the gap, and helping those who fall through the cracks.”

He

to the

I

the

said his favourite thing about

organization

is

seeing

smiles on parents’ faces.

can,”

she said.

other organizations offering toys. said they

it,”

volunteer Pat Tuziak. “They could

because he didn’t like the way par-

He

we had an abundance we just gave the parents

“Last year

of toys, so

A

the

couple

approached him at a giveaway two years ago to thank him, saying, “If

her favourite

to disclose a great

part of the process. Last year, she

it

deal of personal information to get

dressed up as Saint Nicholas to

have a Christmas.”

make

Volunteer Don Horrocks has also been working with the organization

toys, including

income and

rent.

made $10 more than that organization would allow, they “If they

wouldn’t get a

toy,”

he

said.

“The idea behind Operation Toys to make sure children have Christmas. We’re trying to make is

sure the spirit of Santa Claus

is

there.”

Operation Toys collects new and used toys all year for distribution in

December. Each year, toy giveaways are held in various locations Guelph. Tables are piled with stocking staffers, clothing and gifts. Parents can select for each of in

their children a gift

main

and stocking

of charge.

gift,

stuffers

a smaller

-

all free

the day more festive. Tuziak said she is pleased with local support for Operation Toys. “We’ve had more exposure in the last two years for our group. More

businesses are getting involved and that’s

a

big

help,”

she

said.

weren’t for you,

'

for three years. is

He said he many of

“We’re recycling

stuff

and

that

allows us to give quality used

thing.”

give as much. If

bringing joy to others.

it

the toys

are used.

toys out,

Tuziak said the group is definitemaking headway. A Fergus giveaway is scheduled this year for the first time. Everything left after the giveaways will be set up in a church and offered to those out looking at the last minute. Hulsker said joy comes out of

thinks

important that

“They’re always willing to give us support if we need a truck or some-

ly

we wouldn’t

toys,”

he

we gave we wouldn’t be

said. “If

how much money

it

I

be able to do much

all

I

(Photo by Julianna Kerr)

new

able to

depended on

had,

Operation Toys volunteers are in full swing, collecting and organizing toys and gifts. Shown here are volunteers (from left) Don Horrocks, Pat Tuziak and organization founder Ted Hulsker.

wouldn’t

to help people.”

Since presents are offered to all who seek them. Operation Toys is

based on the honour system. Horrocks said he doesn’t think anyone really abuses the privilege. “As far as I’m concerned, there are very few people who take

advantage of us,” he said. Operation Toys tries not to give out violent toys, such as guns and knives. Hulsker said parents will have to go elsewhere for such toys. “Christmas is a time for peace,” he said.

Guelph giveaways will be Dec. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Westwood United Church on Willow Road.

Stress

The Fergus giveaway

will be at

Township of Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation Building on Belsyde Avenue on Dec. 22 from the

10 a.m. to

1 p.m. Operation Toys accepts monetary donations as well, and the group is

always looking for volunteers.

Those seeking further information or wishing to donate should call

Ted Hulsker

767-1 107.

at

normal; actually healthy is

By Stacey McCarthy

and seek out support. “start on self,” means you have to begin by analyzing yourself. Ask, what am I doing myself that is contributing to stress? tion

Step one,

Stress has always been given a bad name. But according to Conestoga

College counsellor Carol Gregory, a normal, healthy

stress is actually

Then ask yourself what you can do change the cycle. Whether it is

thing.

to

“Stress is very normal,” says Gregory. “People might not con-

procrastination,

sider stress

it

a healthy thing, but in

fact,

an expected reaction to

is

something.”

lack of sleep and

poor

diet, the need to change must begin with you. “Step two,” says Gregory,

exercise, or

“involves looking to see

According to Gregory,

if

students

your

specific thing in

if

there

is

a

that is

life

didn’t experience stress, they would-

causing you to feel stressed.”

be motivated to act. Stress is essential for an individual to respond

that weren’t resolved, or

to a situation.

a task or assignment you might be

n’t

“Everyone experiences day of their lives,” Gregory Gregory says talk

that

it

every

says.

when people

about stress or stress manage-

ment, they are really talking about

which

“distress,”

is

the feeling that

things are getting to be too much.

“That’s

when

it’s

distress

- when

tasks are overwhelming.”

Gregory says there are many causes of stress for students.

“Stress dents.

Even when you

avoiding.

are standing

you have had

conflicts

Most

re-examine

you

likely

are

involved in a situation you have

avoided because

whelming. But “Especially

it

seems over-

try not to

when

avoid

it’s

it.

an assign-

ment.” says Gregory. “Break a large project into segments and start small just to get

your

momentum

going.”

This advice can be applied to almost

any circumstance. Step three,

a huge thing for stu-

is

Analyze

“seek out support,”

involves looking for solutions and

other individuals

who can

help you.

a coffee, you hear stu-

Several options are available for

dents talking about workloads and

students, says Gregory. In addition

assignments.”

to peer tutoring, strategy counselling

in line to get

Gregory

says

the

number of

and

stress

management workshops,

assignments and deadlines, along with part-time jobs and personal

she recommends simply talking to a

add to feelings of stress for young adults. “It’s difficult to balance workloads,” Gregory says. Through student services, pamphlets and workshops arc available to help you man-

ber.

relationships,

age pressures.

Gregory says the advice she managing stress is based on a three-step SOS formula - start on self, start on situagives students on

friend,

roommate or

faculty

mem-

“Seek out support. Find someone you can talk to and say. ‘Fm having a rough time. Can you help me with this?”’

Gregory recommends the SOS program because “any one of the

some progress toward downward stress cycle. It

steps will start

breaking a

can help you

feel

like

gained some control.”

you have


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— SPOKE, Dec.

17,

Commentary

2001

MR. DAVIS, IT’S TIME FOR YOUR SPONGE BATH - OOPS, BETTER WASH MY HANDS!

Social conditions

hamper

students’

decisions Canadians should consider themselves lueky when

it

comes to choosing a post-secondaiy institution, because Canada is filled with colleges and universities. There ai'e two universities and one college just in Kitchener- Waterloo alone. Canada is also a strong countiy socially, but the country’s social conditions are a major restraint for young Canadians thinking about enrolling in post- secondary education. In a report recently completed by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, it was found that seven out of 10 young Canadians who decide not to enrol in post-secondary education refer to community, culture, family, personal and school issues as major factors in their decision. “There is clear evidence that family income and parental occupation have some bearing on whether or not young

people choose to pursue post- secondary studies, as well as on what kind of education they choose to pursue,” Alex Usher, the foundation’s senior policy and research officer, said in an interview with Straight Talk. In the interview. Usher added, “The research leaves us with a less clear question about the role of financial aid programs have in broadening the choices of young people.”

Four common responses high school students have for not going to college or university are: I They want to take some time off before they continue

I I

They don’t know what they want to do. They didn’t have the marks to be accepted. They already had a good job and didn’t need

Freedom of speech advocates to bother

with post-secondary education. Researchers have been able to successfully find out why students opt not to further their education past high school, but then it seems as if nothing is done with the information that

NURSING SHORTAGES

Banning book sends wrong message

their education.

I

HOSPITALS FIND WAYS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE PROVINCE-WIDE

was gathered.

In order to get a job nowadays, a college diploma or university degree is aJmost necessary to have.

Every high school teacher should be telling their students and encouraging them to piursue education after com-

this,

CEO

Reisman,

Heather

Chapters-Indigo,

of

sification,

but not her decision.

Mein Kampf, German

in Ontario is trying to help

implementing the teacher recertification process so

by stu-

struggle,” outlines Hitler’s political,

religious, cultural

and

racial

views,

tors.

Jews. Considered the official

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be constantly upgrading

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to decide

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why

she

With her Jewish

But removing the book from the

historical inaccuracies.

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right to

something

about.

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sion.

remove the book from her

curiosity, but

removed.

literary

of run-

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morbid

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background,

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and

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education, then their children will probably not take any additional courses after high school, or maybe even drop out of high school altogether.

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the book unavailable, makes people wonder why the book was removed and want to it

Nazi Germany

a part of history, no matter

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read the book?

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of the novels, but the result of

trying to control people’s access to

about the countless

ence students all,

Not

it.

European history and

ele-

to the book’s elements of

By removing the book, she has unknowingly stigmatized those who want to read the book or have

bookstores across Canada.

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is

opposed

witchcraft.

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removed from

mentary schools because they were

is

hate literature and can be found in

factor in whether or not they further their education. If parents aren’t enthusiastic with pushing the need for

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in

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is

book sends the wrong message

including his hatred of

How

large chain such as Chapters-

Indigo deciding not to carry the

“my

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dents will receive a better education from qualified educa-

are

to

remove copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf from the bookshelves. She said that the book is hate literature. And, after reading only a small portion of the book myself, I would have to agree with her clas-

pleting secondary school.

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maybe

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the mil-

used to avoid it at all cost. I didn’t have much choice this time. I started having regular stomach pains sometime around the end of

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my

it all:

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con-

will

tests and,

most of all, the

frustration.

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my

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was possibly making progress, I hung up and proceeded to wait somewhat patiently for word of

my referral.

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about

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office accepts

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— SPOKE, Dec.

Page 6

17,

2001

News

Amphibians, insects and By Marcy Cabral

kindergarten program said.

PD Cockroaches, tarantulas and rats enough to frighten most people,

are

Doon

but for the children at the

Day-Care Centre they were special invited guests last week. School-age children

at the centre

well

insects,

Dec.

the

as

centre’s

amphibians and

trips.

visit to

money

for activities

and

do creative on-site which won’t come out of

tries to

activities

the budget, she said.

“We

on

8.

The daycare co-ordinated

centre are funded

But, for the most part, the

daycare

resident

reptiles,

at the

through a specific budget, which allocates

were treated to a visit from Shannon Pennington of the Laurel Creek Conservation Nature Centre, as

days

the

coincide with the profes-

look for any

encourage the children to be more aware of their awn

ity at the rec

ECE

in,”

surround-

environment,”

tarantula, a turtle

and a

rat.

children were taught about

the animals, the foods they eat and their natural habitats, and, were able

to touch

and see the animals

first-

-hand.

Children were also shown

Monique Schenck,

ECE teacher

make

how

to

hung them outside as they were taken on a nature walk through the campus bird feeders and later

For this month’s professional development day, however, the

pathway.

We also try and plan gym facil-

centre decided to bring nature to

Centre

the children.

Conservation Authority and pro-

activities either

people

own

Schenck said. Pennington and her “friends” brought nature up close and personal to the children and received reactions from excitement and awe to frightened looks and children backing away. Her “friends”

The

*

their

using the

centre or by bringing

“We

Monique Schenck, an

teacher with

the

half-day

oh my!

included a cockroach, the skin

“We look at the school curriculum for those days.

own

in

from a

school boards. calendar and try to book activities

their

ings

opportunity for us to

environment.”

development day scheduled by both the public and separate sional

more aware of

reptiles,

look for any opportunity for

us to encourage the children to be

The Laurel Conservation Nature is part of the Grand River

vides several nature programs for

Melissa Whigahn lets a cockroach from the Laurel Creek Conservation Nature Centre crawl on her shirt at the Doon Day-

school-age children.

Care Centre while Katie Schenck looks on.

AtmOPATlMG TEST COMTEMT SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS USE A VARIETY OF TECHNIQUES FOR IDENTIFYING IMPORTANT information AND COMMITTING IT TO MEMORY.

(Photo by Marcy Cabrai)

Fitness and

LASAgo hand

hand

in

By Stacey McCarthy While some students groan over

.

PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO ANY STUDY GUIDES... that the instructor

hands out

In

class before the exam.

climbing a few sets of

and

Security

(LASA) •

ASK THE INSTRUCTOR WHAT TO ANTICIPATE ON THE TEST... if

students

According

PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION JUST PRIOR TO THE EXAM... any points the

instructor bring

to

first-year

McKay,

in

LASA

fitness is

an

integral part of their program.

“In addition to in-class theory

we

courses,

up during

plete an

com-

are expected to

hour-long fitness class

class lectures.

once a week.”

GENERATE A LIST OF POSSIBLE QUESTIONS...

are also part of the fitness classes.

Weekly runs outside •

week

order to complete their program.

they do not volunteer the information.

to

Law

Administration must undergo

extensive exercise every

student Jen

at

stairs

school to get to their classes,

you might ask

if

you were making the exam, then see

if

you can answer them.

the school

Students are marked on their par-

on any of the fitcomponents. These components are simply done for practice to improve students’ time ticipation but not

ness

REVIEW PREVIOUS TESTS... graded by the

instructor.

class

for the final

CONFER WITH OTHER STUDENTS... to predict

what will be on the

test.

test.

Included in these practice

fit-

ness courses are warm-ups with laps

and stretching,

sprints, curl-

ups, pushups, skipping, side-sup-

PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO CLUES... an instructor might test for a particular idea, as when an instructor says something more than once writes material on the board pauses to review notes asks questions of the class says, “This will be on the test!”

that indicate -

-

-

ports and a “beep-test.”

The prac-

completed throughout an eight-week period in preparation for the final test on tice tests are

Dec.

18.

The compulsory

final test at the

end of the semester includes a 1 .5mile run, pushups, curl-ups and a flexibility

segment.

In addition to the fitness classes,

says

McKay,

students are taught

in-depth nutritional learning.

Some

of the elements they learn about are energy sources, carbohydrates,

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

fats, proteins,

metabolism and cho-

lesterol.

McKay

says that while taking the

physical portion students are also

taught health issues. “In

an

learned

gram

in-class

how

for

to

make

portion,

ourselves.

what physical

we

a fitness pro-

We

studied

and a cardiorespiratory workout does for us, and we made our own fitness program as a major course project based on that.” activity


SPOKE, Dec.

out,”

2001— Page

7

new concept

Colour therapy not a By Denis Langlois

17,

she said. “Receiving colour

therapy in the winter can recharge

Put your medicine away and various colours of light

let

make you

Colour therapy, which involves the use of coloured lights to treat

new

ailments,’ is not a

the

ancient

Romans used

it

concept. In

Greeks

and

as a healing agent

thousands of years ago.

There pists in

are, however, some theraWaterloo Region still using

today to help their patients.

it

Along with helping winter blues,

feel better.

fact,

your battery for you.”

Jane Epp, a registered massage therapist with Park Place Therapeutics, said colour therapy

Epp

to beat the

said colour ther-

apy can be used to

treat different

ailments as well.

For example, red is said to stimublood flow and may be used for the treatment of asthma and chronic cough. Blue is said to treat diseases of the heart, while yellow promotes digestion and strengthens the nerves. Green is said to treat cysts and whooping cough and orange is said to promote the appetite. late

Epp

also said studies have been

can benefit almost anyone.

done

can help anybody and everybody,” she said. “People who are grumpy in the winter and people

blue paper can actually help certain

“It

with more serious problems and

some

conditions can get

with

relief

prove using pieces of

people read

better.

have a special pair of glasses that are made up of different “I

colours.

When I use them to read, it

makes a huge

colour therapy.”

who has been using this

Epp,

that

ther-

Epp

difference.”

said in a typical colour ther-

apy since 1996, said a study done by the University of Waterloo geogra-

apy session she attempts to determine which colour the patient is

phy department shows the amount of incoming solar radiation in Waterloo Region during different months.

colour

The results indicate that in the month of December only 4.5 mega-

“The colour they lack is usually the one they like most,” she said.

joules per square metre per day of

“Also, people tend to

sunlight reach earth, as opposed to

sciously the colour they need because they tend to surround themselves with it by wearing it.”

the 22.7 megajoules reaching earth in June.

we run on batterIn the sununer we get recharged, almost hke

“It’s ies.

but in the winter they slowly run

missing in their bodies. The absent

may be

stopping them from

know subcon-

'

When colour

is

Jane Epp, a registered massage Therapeutics on Dec.

feeling better.

the missing or treatment

determined,

Epp

aimed

body by two spothave tuning forks vibrate a musical tone through their bodies. there

with

is

their

colour,

it

Hiller

chocolate

Chocolate, where,

let’s all

Ten

(SAD)

vibrates the fork and places on the acupuncture points of the

said

the

their

illness,”

YOU MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR ISIC

CARD YET?

made into a neat package of truffles each participant took home. But they must be consumed right

that

away because this is real chocolate. The kind containing only cocoa chocolate liquors and sugar.

butter,

Instructor Frank

Reid has no problem putting the chocolate in its rightful home. “I can eat this stuff by the pound,” he said of the dark chocolate bar that would be the main ingredient in the truffles being started that day.

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truffles for Christmas. Also, “It’s

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“Shop around and know your you know your

prices,” he said. “If

Whether new or used, buying

a

car can be discouraging.

Everyone, her

some

look for

to

point in his or

have to purchase a

Knowing

vehicle.

what

at

will

life,

the

basics

a good

in

of

obvi-

is

ously beneficial.

James O’Shaughnessy, a certified mechanic at his family business,

AJA

Vehicle Technology,

170-C

Arnold St., New Hamburg, gives some suggestions about what to look for in a used vehicle.

He

strongly

“Having a dealer to work with is an advantage,” he said. “Sometimes

buy a car from a licenced dealer than from some better

to

sidewalk Joe.”

O’Shaughnessy said a good dealer

running a professional busi-

is

ness and needs customers to operate.

“A

dealer

may be

selling a car for

need the customers to survive,” he said. “They will do what they can to make sure you are happy and will come back.” Something he wants people to be aware of is that a car with higher a profit but they also

kilometres isn’t junk.

looking

You should be

at the overall

condition of

the vehicle over the kilometres

“A

lot

cle with

metres

O’Shaughnessy

recommends

having someone look vehicle with you.

at

used

a

“Make sure that you have it checked out by someone you trust who is mechanically inclined,” he said. “There’s a lot of things on a car that a mechanic would notice

right

away

that

most other people

just wouldn’t see.”

tomer to pay a small fee to have a certified mechanic come with them. He wonders why people buy all kinds of different insurance to protect

themselves but won’t spend

some money

to have a certified mechanic look at a car. “You can ring up a $1,000 mechanical bill so fast if you’re not willing to spend a measly $50 on the insurance to have a licenced

technician to look at

“They can

getting old,” he said.

He said a lot people judge a car by the high kilometres not considering

it

for you,” he

what has been done to the vehicle or what will be coming up that has to be done.” He recommends you look at the previous records of the car and consult your mechanic about some of said.

“How

it

it

985 Porche 944 he

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things you should investigate Overall, he said the

main thing

when buying

think of

a vehicle

drives now,” he

said.

Don’t ever purchase a vehicle without driving it beforehand. When you are on the test drive, O’Shaughnessy recommends ask-

to

“It’s

to

is,

ing yourself,

in.

it is

O’Shaughnessy points out one of the benefits of a vehicle with higher

kilometres.

how does

bought

California?

privately

He

before

He

recommend buying

doesn’t

he said. “It’s better $30 than after you

for $1,000.”

some suspension components and body work can cost you more than you’d expect.” The basic things a certified

vehicle if the current

mechanic looks for in a safety are to make sure there are no holes in the

“Go with your gut feeling. “Make sure the car feels 100 cent the way it should feel for money your spending on it.

willing to

body.

a

owner isn’t have those two proce-

the

would recommend staying away from vehicles that have not

$1,000 on a car you should expect a $1,000 ride. He says to always consult the previous owner or the dealer on the

tion

vehicle that isn’t very good.”

car’s history.

each car’s specifications.”

Besides knowing what you want in a car, doing good research on all

“Don’t be shy to ask the person you’re buying it from about things you are unsure of,” he said.

“If you’re spending

a vehicle

of

one

is

There can’t be any cracks

will look at the basic things, your lights. They must not only work, but the lenses cannot be

all

cracked, either.

Your Your ational.

Minor things such as operational wiper blades, windshield washer sprayers and mirrors must also be in good order. Something a

the

not emitting a certain level of pollu-

hydraulic lines of the brakes.

which

is

pre-determined by

O’Shaughnessy

stresses

for the e-test before is

paying

you buy the car

a good investment.

all

of

the

They must be operational and not leaking any fluids. You must have a safe amount of brake friction material left and your emergency brakes must work.

of younger peo-

lot

exhaust system,

check

must work. must be oper-

seatbelts

rear defroster

vehicle.

will

in the

like

been emissions -tested,” he said. “Your vehicle must pass a test by

They

many

windshield.

They will look for any extensive rust damage, which has created jagged edges on the outside of the

“I

of the

(Photo by Daniel Roth)

They

said if you’re buying a vehicle

ride of the car feel?

dures done for you.

kinds of vehicles will be beneficial.

for

“Brakes,

name.

the overall

test,”

pass a safety.

can be registered in your

it

it

Knowing the history a used car.

for

you should expect to spend some money to have the car

you are buying a vehicle privately, a certified mechanic will have to perform a safety check on it. It must also be emissions tested If

per

might be worth having more ' kilometres on a car because more parts have been replaced, and there might be a better service history,” he said. “Besides, low kilometres can drive up the asking price of a “It

$30

know now

would you put you’re wife and kids and have them drive it to

,

the overall condition

is selling.

when shopping

in the car

was taken care of before

how

records for the

tell

the past problems.

will affect

of people think that a vehiupwards of 120,000 kilo-

is

ahead of the

O’Shaughnessy urges the cus-

suggests buying a

vehicle from a licenced dealer.

it’s

prices, you’re 10 steps

game.”

ple are not aware of

after-market

such

car,

is that if

any

work has been done on an

as

upgraded

could prevent

it

from passing an emissions

test

it

or a

safety check. “If

anyone has done any custom

work

to an exhaust

a safety because

manufacture

it it

may

not pass

doesn’t pass

specifications,”

he

said.

Student remembers friend through campaign By Janine Toms

breathe.

when Juliette was still alive when her parents found her. She had been

hording

pills for

months, plotting

this day.

An open

bottle of fabric soften-

er she had

consumed

lay by her

side in a desperate display to end

her

life.

Her scheme was unknown to anyone but Juliette’s closest friend. Crystal Langevin.

Above

the city streets the

two

had spent an evening on a rooftop exchanging their thoughts. It was then

that

Juliette

revealed

her

plans.

Langevin made her friend promise to discard the piles

The

issue

of

pills.

would never be

dis-

cussed again.

Months

later

on

May

15,

2000,

paramedics arrived to find Juliette in critical condition unable to

Her body was

lifeless

arrived at a Toronto hospi-

it

tal.

was dead. She recalls

at

7:30

Juliette

where friends and family

gathered to mourn their

was

played

at the

at the funeral.

the

said

it

numbness and I

could-

n’t cope with it. She was the last you’d ever think would kill herself.”

This was the sixth suicide at her Scarborough high school in five

“!

thought

sorrow? It was then that she began to develop the feeling that she too, wanted to die. Langevin, a first year social

who

are faced with

similar thoughts of hopelessness.

She looks back

at

Juliette’s

was

get-

and then took a step back ... felt ashamed.”

the

Langevin,

next

few

She

I

months,

who

means

recalls

being asked at the she was doing and

how “You know, know anymore.”

funeral

replying, don’t

Langevin

still

I

she

lifting

her

vived.

She, along with family, friends

and others affected by the

embedded in her wrists. “It’s become a trend, we

cides,

are too

started

sui-

chapter of the

a

Yellow Ribbon Campaign (CATS)

comfortable with death.”

in Toronto.

Twice in two weeks Langevin was taken to hospital following

The organization promotes awareness about teenage depression, suicide and other emotional

own

“I

continued to try to to cope, resorted to heavy drinking and drug abuse. find any

cutter,”

shirtsleeve to reveal dark red scars

her

social services student

Over

“I’m a

explaining by

suicide attempts.

I

Crystal Langevin,

to all this

worker student at Conestoga College is working towards a diploma that will better enable her

I

ting better

Could Langevin become

to help those

They

depression. said,

did not seem like her.

shock. “Just losing her...

immune

loss.

request of Juliette’s parents that her body not be disIt

Langevin received a call a.m. informing her that

years.

funeral,

really

struggles with her

thought

I

was

getting better

and then I took a step back... I ashamed,” she said.

felt

health issues.

The group

circulates pamphlets

providing information and a listing of crisis contact numbers in

Initially, support through these hard times was hard to find. Langevin’s father still refuses to

the area.

acknowledge her suicidal tenden-

chapter of

cies.

Langevin has had her share of let-downs and self-despair, and hopes to share her experiences

“He behaves this

as though none of

ever happened,” she said.

Today

eighteen-year-old

Langevin still struggles. There has not been one day when thoughts of Juliette do not pass through her mind. But in all this loss, hope has sur-

She hopes

with others

only one

to

one day launch a

CATS

in

K-W.

who may

way

She want!

feel there is

out.

to

let

them know

they’re not

CATS brochures are available in the student services office.


SPOKE,

News

How

are you bringing

By Michelle Timmerman

or going to a wild house party.

Conestoga College students were It’s

that time

how they bring in the new year. ning to plan

Many

are planning

students are beginare going to

on bringing

Melissa Dasilva,

ment

route this year

her

traditions,

“I

whether it is simply spending time with

and

trip

floor

new

Year’s Eve.

second-year

new

when she

Dasilva

be the popular

blow out party. go to a house party, it’s

tra-

Ryan Eldred and

dents

time to relax and spend time with family this

new

year’s.

am

ond-year micro-

with friends to a

computer

planning

administration

going out to din-

Dana

ner with the fam-

student Sadler.

wards,”

said

going to be

Sadler

ferent,

Zettler.

students this year

is

hitting the

choice this year. First-year architec-

party scene, whether

it is

ture-construction engineering tech-

house

family

with

a small

and

because

I

who have

is

dif-

though,

will see a lot of friends left

for school and

I

have

and security

and

I

on

then

going to a party,” said Eldred.

Whatever you are planning

do

this

to

New

Clarke

Year’s Eve, have a safe and happy

not seen in a white,” said Sadler. First-year law

“This year

ily

“This year

after-

stu-

holiday.

People flock to celebrate

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: The Meaning of Christmas

Christkindl By Mary Simmons

A

Another holiday season

swarm of people descended

on Kitchener City

Hall, but they

Christkindl

Market,

which ran from Dec. 6 to 9. An abundance of wares were on sale from over 80 vendors who came from across the province to

and a time for family get-togethers and mingling with friends. However, these feelings may be forgotten as we remember Christmas

participate in the event.

The

activity

was evident

at City

obligations

If your appetite warranted, there

was also plenty of German food for everyone to enjoy.

your own fun. This holiday season, why not make

An

There was even a

live nativity

we have to

Christmas means many things to many people, but the common thread that it is a time to make your own meaning, your own traditions, and

cider.

laughing people.

we cannot afford to buy, family meet, or loved ones whom we cannot visit.

shopping not yet done, presents

and children alike enjoyed skating on the rink. Stands were set up where they could warm up with hot chocolate and whipped cream or hot apple Hall. Adults

organ grinder wandered with the sound of his music frghting with the sounds of chattering,

just around the corner, and with that, comes

a mixture of excitement, anticipation, and sometimes dread. We may he anticipating the spirit of the holiday season, a break from school,

weren’t protesting, they were celebrating

is

it

is

a special time by

'

doing things you want to do, for yourself?

The following

ideas

may be a

good starting place, or you may have i4eas of your own:

scene, featuring a llama and a

donkey.

More

people

milled

about

inside City Hall, sorting though the displays of goods. Everything

was

from clothing, jewelry, toys, music CDs, videos, candles, folk-art and candies to available,

traditional

German

throughout the duration of the market. Various local choirs, carolling groups and bands were on hand to listeners

the

candles • Go for walks • Read a good book • Drink eggnog

Be with people you want to be with Make chocolates or your favorite cookies • Cive because you want to • Be alone when you want •

Watch a movie you like • Celebrate whatever spiritual beliefs have meaning for you • Do something self nurturing for yourself

to be •

sausages.

A variety of events was planned

bring

Make

If the holiday season

is

a particularly difficult time for

sounds of

Christmas music. The Christkindl Market has been an annual event in Kitchener for the past five years, although it originally dates back to 1310 in Munich, Germany. The markets were called Nikolausdult at that time, after St. Nikolaus, and they were an

you, talk to a counsellor

HAPPY

HOLIDAYS

in

Student Services.

SEASON’S SREETINes

opportunity for farmers to swap wares.

After the Protestant reformation of the church in the 16th century,

name changed to Christkindl, which means Christ child in German. the

Similar markets are held in

all

German-speaking nations, as well as England and North America. The Kitchener Christkindl Market was the first of its kind held in Canada.

A message

Jeff Clarke

on taking some

are both planning

“I’m going out

Zettler

party

kind of a

dition,” said sec-

Another popular choice among to

1

New

this

party

year’s.

Dances seem

“Every year

dance in Cargill, and then going to a keg

celebrates,

am going out with my boyfriend my family to a dautce,” said

friends or a big

— Page 9

New Year?

the

huge

student, is, taking the family

Dasilva.

family,

going on a

they

business studies materials manage-

people

new the ing year with their

the

how

year.

enjoy celebrat-

own

nology student Natasha Zettler is also planning on hitting the dance

in the

asked in a random survey

of year again!

The time when

in

Dec. 17, 2001

from Student Services (Room 2B02).


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Comedians rock the Sanctuary By Tannis Wade The music was

comedy career in Vancouver, B.C. He was working as a psychiatric pool games

oft',

counselor

ceased and couches were faced forward. This recipe, combined

when he began

two extremely talented Canadian comics, made for great noontime entertainment. Ron Josol opened the show, which rocked the Sanctuary on Dec.

“1

he

sit

After This

is

the first story in

restaurants

Kitchener- Waterloo

the

in

area

were

probably established within the last 10 years. Some even - seem to

change ownership every year. However, one restaurant in Kitchener is still thriving with

who have been

patrons

specialties

50

Today, nine years after he began

enjoying

its

over Canada, the United States and Europe. all

Restaurant, located at

K-

“And

I

thought no,

I

I

don’t want

up with

liquor,

don’t want to run out foi^any

Hughes.

that the

food

Sheppard makes every

comes

and the children he gets

his Job,

to

meet.

He

eyes arc

kids

the

come

up,

their

saucers and they look

like

you and go,

‘he’s real!”’

at

Sheppard

said.

feel

asks them

how

they are doing in

go

that

age of

if

thing,”

Sheppard

said.

them.

‘Santa will see what he can do.’”

No

child goes

ed, though.

away empty-hand-

Every

visitor receives a

the

who

Year for a docu-drama Me What’s Funny.

Stade and Craig Campbell.

“We hope to put the movie

into all

the film festivals at the end of next year,” said Collins.

Canadian comic Sean Collins headlined three shows at Yuk Yuk’s downtown Kitchener on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 This show was much more vulgar than the campus show on Dec. 5 at Conestoga in

.

College.

(Photo by Tannis Wade)

W restaurant many

Hughes

years.

still

bit’,”

she said.

works

still

it.

in the kitchen

because of Stone’s values. “Sid Stone was a chef, and his thoughts on everything were give the people the best and do not overcharge.

English dish she said.

we

the people value for

money.

the start of

carrying

And

I

think that

was

an empire, and I’m

...

on.”

it

from

Eastwood

milkshakes and cigarettes. She said the cigarette smoke was so thick, you could part it with your

restaurants.

hands.

“As

an

Englishman,

they

fill

Rockway

for

fries,

Good

Friday

Hughes maintains same hours. “We do not extend our prices either, even in Oktoberfest as some do,”

she

is

one of Rockway’s

adding

said,

that

Oktoberfest means nothing to the restaurant, since “I

have no beer

here for them!”

With over 30 years the

at Rockway, same people

have returned over and over for their fish and chips, but said a lot of people probably do not even know that she is the owner since she mostly in the kitchen.

Hughes

high

According to Hughes, Sitone’s friends and family did not think his choice of specialty meals would be successful in the two

school would

busiest days but

the

Hughes knows

However, both restaurants were ’50s and ’60s Hughes remembers how 1 1:50 a.m. everyday was called “stand-by time” because within 10 minutes, students

thriving

served over there,”

successful. In the

“He gave their

around and said to

(friends) turned

everyday and thinks the restaurant has done well over the years

says that

it

is

not unusual to see

asking Santa

teens

“I’ll

is

said

working

way of life. “When you get

at

is

Rockway

her

to

my

age, of

course, the old bones and Joints

groan and moan in the morning. But I love the people, I love the work, I love what I'm doing.

for

Christmas

see girls like

Sheppard has been

many

ones

stand strong.

still

“Girls

still

toys, but the popular

like

Barbies and Easy-

Bake ovens and boys like any toys.” The only thing negative about the Job, Sheppard said, was the commercialism of the holiday.

“With the prices of toys today, don’t

1

know how some people can

afford them. Kids today are asking

computers and Playstation

Of

the

strangest

have asked

for,

ll’s,”

things children

Sheppard said

that a

child once asked for a car for her

mommy,

coming and asking them, even famous

.said.

van

a

up when they sec him, but

some are terrified of his board. “You have to put the kids at ca.se. give them a cookie, say chat with them.”

Sheppard

for

her daddy,

a

gimme

five,

probably couldn’t

in the sleigh.

The

grandfather, and soon to be

great-grandfather, says that having this

1

reiilied to the little girl

that all that stuff lit

.Sheppard said that children usual-

I

the years,

sleigh and a doggy.

guys to

ly light

and

Over

asked for

prefers to be

called Santa’s Helper instead of an

guys,” Mills

to

New

The movie will star Collins as well as two other Canadian comics, Tom

for

Courtney Mills,

except for being good with children,

ihcm any“You say,

the

exceptions.

Santa their wishes as

tell

lor

promi.se

children

Santa arc under the

well.

approached him. He said that there were no specific Job qualilicalions,

can’t

Most of the

six, but there are

desires.

“You

they have been behav-

to visit

agement

and watching what you say

break,” Collins said.

called Don’t Tell

comfortable.

Sometimes older children get

ell,

Sheppard got the job when manat Cherry Hill Photos

who

him

urge to

“When

visitor

to see

ing themselves.

five years, loves

my

His big break could come sooner than he thinks. Filming begins in

same

gingerbread cookie, a page to colour and some crayons.

has been playing

ing

real Kris Kringle?

school and

Santa for the past

tastes the

still

mall.

who

been close so many times to catch-

Canadians don’t know the amount of fish and chips that we eat in England.’ Then when he purchased the Inn, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding were another

The

at

Swiss Castle Inn for 22 years before moving across the street and taking over ownership of Rockway. She came to own the restaurant 30 years ago, in an unusual way. “Sid said to me, ‘I don’t think I can carry on, which one are you going to buy from me? Are you going to have the Castle or are you going to take over Rockway?’

Sheppard gets to play Ihc famous role of Santa Claus at Fairview Park Sheppard,

come

hopeful. “I have

is still

changed a

Hughes worked

Hettie

The 79-year-old said the best thing to hear from a customer is

If s Ralph Sheppard’s goal to see a smile on the face of every child.

but he

it

him when he bought this little place, ‘You will never make a go of

Sid Stone, who also owned the former Swiss Castle Inn directly across the street, Rockway offers

By Kathleen Deschamps

Unfortunately, nothing has

of

“Mostly, what you like to hear is, ‘Boy! That was great, it hasn’t

more wine, I don’t want to be up until two in the morning,” said

he the

to get a spot

after so

1472 King St. E., has been serving up some of the best fish and chips in town since 1947. Established by

Is

past few years hoping on the show.

an authentic taste of history with

the Castle. I’m fed

Rockway

the New York City set of Saturday Night Live (SNL) four times in the

genuine service.

and atmosphere for over

years.

there,”

the industry, Collins performs

shows

a series

on restaurants that have withstood the test of time.

Most

story that

50 years,

Graham

Julie

come up with a

relates.

in

Collins grew up in the Ottawa Valley of Ontario but started his

By

by asking them questions and interacting with the crowd. Based on their conversation he is

down

telling a story.

is

the flow,” Collins

He often includes the audience

able to

can be hard, but hang in he said. Collins has been to

“It

in his act

has performed at three times before,

stage, Collins prefers to like

said.

who

Conestoga employs a unique style of comedy. "While most comedians stand on

the industry be really dedicated.

and comedian

go with

Just

I

in

Collins

difficult.

suggests anyone hoping to start in

Richard Pryor has been Collins’ comedic idol over the years. He enjoys watching Pryor’s work and claims it inspires him to write and perform his own comedy. “I have about three hours of material to go from but most of the time

audience had grown larger and more involved in the show. Collins,

Being a performer of any kind

Canada can be

have always been a clown,”

Actor

time the

“Of

locations.”

Collins said.

headline act. Sean Collins, took this

He

career.

JosoTs act immediately drew in the audience as he spoke of his Asian heritage and life growing up in Toronto. Josol has been doing comedy for five years all over Canada. After a warm reception, the

By

club.

doing eight

Collins said.

two are campus shows and the rest are at different Yuk Yiik’s

attending amateur

comedy

am

I

total,”

in

those,

soon discovered his love for the stage and decided to pursue it as a

5.

over the stage.

a children’s hospital

at

nights at a local

with

“This week

shows

Job

is

very

children ask

fullilling.

him

if

And when

he’s the

RFiAL

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am.”

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SPOKE,

— Page 11

Dec. 17, 2001

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SportsLawrence wins tournament

St.

By Vanessa Laye

Marlene

Ford,

Conestoga’s

Sheridan beat them 4-0, stopping them from going on to the third game.

Recreation Coordinator. Playing their third

game

back-to-

back. the Llniversity of Toronto’s

Mississauga campus team didn’t have a chance against St. Lawrence

(Cornwall campus), which took the gold with a 3-0 win at

home

However, Conestoga held tryouts its team for two weeks in November.

said the

Conestoga, Sheridan, St. Lawrence and U of

especially the fact that they don’t play enough together.

for

T

Conestoga’s coach Andrew Hill

Clair,

St.

schools

registered to play in Conestoga’s

team has some problems,

tournament, which cost $250 dollars per team. Conestoga’s recre-

“Our biggest problem is that we been hitting and St. Lawrence drilled four of our guys and they were like what hap-

ticipated in the tournament that ran

ation centre

pened?” said

from 8 a.m. to the 5 p.m. final, with each game having two 12-minute run-time periods and one 10-

tournament sometime in February, which they have been running for at least the last 10 years. “We would like to have had 8 teams sign up for the tournament, but we only had five teams because

' Conestoga’s

extramural

tournament on Dec.

hockey

7.

Five post-secondary schools par-

minute stop-time period.

from the schools

Varsity players

are prohibited to play in these tour-

naments dents

in

order to allow other stuparticipate

to

college

in

sports.

"Most teams are made up of allplayers from each school’s intramural hockey teams,” said star

first

December extramural hockey

will

host

haven’t

annual

its

Despite their losses the tourna-

nated the ice in the second period, with Brad Boivin scoring with just three seconds left

U

against St. Lawrence, they

got crushed

and

8-1

at

1

Hill.

ment went on, with the final game between St. Lawrence and U of T. The game was evenly matched as the first period ended with the scoreboard blank. But U of T stood its ground as St. Lawrence domi-

students are in the middle of exams,” said Ford. Conestoga lost both games during the tournament. At their 8 a.m.

game

p.m.

of

T grew

period, but

on the clock.

tired in the third

managed

keep up the

to

University of Toronto player

during the

By Vanessa Laye

game

per

which he hopes

is 2.3,

Ryan Baird was shocked

after

College’s

Athletic

Association

(OCAA).

the scoreboard with a goal and two

team, scoring two more goals to

assists.

was surprised. I haven’t done a whole lot,” Baird said modestly. “I

to

/If the Montreal Canadiens acquired you in the late 1950s or

offensively, Baird believes there is

late ’70s,

always room for improvement. One thing he would like to work on is his defensive skills.

ted for a Stanley

don’t think

“I focus too

said

did anything special, but just help the team.” Baird said he had no idea that this

award

I

existed, or that he

received

he was

until

it

taunted and teased

,

He and

him about

his family

Junior

Guelph

B

team

for

the

Fire, but has taken a

few years off simply because he was to old to play.

Now,

at the age of 22 and in his semester in the Material Management program at the college, Baird was coaxed into playfirst

ing for the Condors by his team-

mate Darryl Burns. -V'..

“1

played against some of them

(teammates on the Condors) in it was Burns who asked

Junior, but

me

to

come

out for the team,” said

Baird. “1 wanted to play, but to see

how

“He has the

moved from

division

I

had

school was going to go

first.”

Centreman for Conestoga’s varsity hockey team Ryan Baird received the Source for

Sports male athlete of the

week award by

my

to the

team

October, is

the best

he really depends on him offensively to set up shots and to put points on the board. At the time of the award, Baird said

was

tied for the league lead

But

St.

with

doing

But he

game

leads

SIGNS OF STROKE

will

only do

this

said.

WEAKNESS Sudden

wcaliness, luiinhne.ss and/or tingling in (he fate, arm or leg

TROUBLE SPEAKING leinnorary

r

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION

speech (rouble understanding .speech los.s t)f

Seek immediale

DIZZINESS Unsteadiness or sudden cspctially with any of the

falls,

above signs

in

medical attention if you have any of these symptoms.

I-donT'wahl

fitted

Before this hockey season ^ Awen got "underway, Canadiens captain ^Saku Koivu was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymto

miss

the entire season.

Mow,

there is a

that

little

sign of

Koivu could actually the line-up by the end

of the season because his treatment is going well, but the

dream

for the captain to play

again will likely not come until next year. So, the loss of Koivu already has the team at 8:^ man-

games Last

lost.

season, ^the

lost 531

Canadiens man-games, and that

surprisingly nine

on

players

roster that have played in

is

known

for having a great start

to the season and^

is

sometimes

referred to as hockey’s version

of Mr. October.

An

additional

meaning comes with that nickname as Savage has been injmed in

November

the past couple of

years, and therefore plays his best hockey in October.

Sorry Brian, but you're long

overdue for your injury

lost during the 1999-2000 season set by the Habs.

Winger Oleg Petrov came

McCleary ’s

young

The Canadiens have already over 70 man-games this .season. and currently have five lost

players on the injincd

list.

One of

those players, winger Donald Audettc. was acquired in

the

all

Canadiens’ games so far. Another shock is that winger Brian Savage is on that list. He

year.

Many hockey fans will remember that year because that was when Canadiens winger Trent McCleary needed life-sav-

year’s

this

games short of the National Hockey League’s record 536 man-games five

career.

0?

out for three to four months.

fit-

of the team, but there are’

ending

HEADACHES

is

expectfed to be

when

Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Chris Therien, and ultimately

vision

Sudden, severe and unusual headaches

ring

ing surgery to his throat after blocking a shot from the stick of

VISION PROBLEMS Sudden loss of vision, one eye or double

He

is the first to warm up on the and the first off the ice. When asked what other superstitious things he does or believes in he wouldn’t say. “I don’t want to jinx myself,” he

the

particuliirly in

with

socks, not practice socks.

Lawrence on

St.

Audette

for a cast.

was astonishingly

said Baird.

ice

Baird’s current average of points

RECOGNIZE THE

just keep

also

1

Shtefan has since taken the lead with 18 points. still

it,”

I

put

them, you were probably

return to

right,

who

Boivin,

The most valugame went to

to jinx the rest

Rickwood. “It’s hard to get the puck off him because of his size and stick control.” But don’t let his tough exterior fool you - he real Ryan Baird is very

game he

3-0.

able player of the

recent years if you' signed with

hope

game goes

Cup

you walked in tho door. But

or three of his opponents,” said

the

Clair Saint Pavel

However, Baird

composure with two

ability to beat

After every

you were basically

phoma and was expected

packs his dirty socks and doesn’t return them until the day after. “If I do something, anything, and

College’s Athletic Association. (Photo by Vanessa Laye)

points.

great

puck and the

superstitious.

the Ontario

league with 10 goals.

Condors coach Greg Rickwood

offense,”

player in the league offensively.

it.

Ottawa to Guelph four years ago. For two of those years he played in the

Although Baird came in the middle of Rickwood believes he

for

late

much on

“I can’t just neglect

different zones.”

had even

practice one day and the entire

Baird

win the game

Canadiens need good health plan

want to get my average higher.” Although he is highly talented

“I

tourna-'

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

“I’m missing a lot of chances because my timings off,” he said. “I

awarded the Source for Sports male athlete of the week for November 26 by the Ontario

Daly takes the puck up the ice

few minutes of the game. St. Lawrence players Stephan Champagne and Chris VanBeilen came through for the fight until the last

improve.

being

Adam

game at Conestoga’s extramural hockey 7. U of T lost to St. Lawrence 3-0.

final

ment on Dec.

Hockey player shoots high After two long years off the ice, Conestoga varsity hockey player

Conestoga

at

this

Last year, not one player for Habs played in all 82 games.

the

playing in 8

One

1

clo.se.

games.

theory flying around the

hockey

world

about

called cur.se on the

the

Habs

so-

is that

team angered the fabled ghosts of the Montreal Forum when they moved into the the

Molson Centre Ironically,

in 1996.

is about the time that the Canadiens' injury plague began, and they have

this

missed the playoffs for three consecutive

years,

a

team

record.

There the

is

also speculation that

Molson Centre was

built

on

a former native burial ground.

from the Dallas Stars on Nov. 21. He played in only five

think about the injury-plagued

games before leaving willi severed tendons in his wri.st after

with them,

New York Ranger

the best health care plan

a trade

Dvorak’s

skate

winger Radck ran over it.

So.

Habs.

think what you want

I

to

know if I were to sign Fd be investing in

has to offer.

Canada

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