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34th Year

5

Network 2002 fosters relationships

What’s

A

By Laurie Vandenhoff

Inside

large portion of the evening

was focused on Industry

for their futures.

On

22, however, students

Jan.

show

what

off to the industry

6

reps

and

took the time to ask stu-

make comwork they had

questions and

Network 2002, held in the blue room of Conestoga College’s Doon

done. this year’s

kind of training

is

going on

at the

McCabe, a facul-

member and master of

cere-

know his company community and what it

students

in the

And

students

Many

learn.

left

employers.

seriously

is

lacking

skilled

workers.

The

Ontario

Construction

Secretariat revealed that in 2001,

lets

of information about future

But students weren’t the only ones hoping to gain something from the experience. “Employers are looking for sum-

here on the floor.”

networking of students and indus-

earned them a $250 prize, split among the five group members. Students were given the requirements of the project at the beginning of last semester and spent hours completing it, sometimes

good

night’s rest to

be

of lasting relationships. This was the fourth time the col-

sacrificing a

lege

played host to the event which ran from 4-9 p.m. and fea-

Several first- and second-year students were also invited to dis-

tured door prizes and free refresh-

play their projects for reps to see. Following the competition, stu-

at school.

to

the event with

industries, the construction indus-

for students willing to master the

retirement

were eager

handfuls of brochures and book-

complex

multi-level

is

monies for the evening. Like many other technology

Their design and completion of a

the program, said simply, “it’s a

is

about.

mer work and

Brian

Vanerlaan.

ments.

let

industry reps see what

lets

“It

60 per cent of construction workers were 35 years of age or older, meaning tremendous opportunities

and

Farias

Patricia

number

said the event helps the industry

choices.

try

competition were Kate Alden, Ryan Douangkhan, Antonioli, Lu

The winners of

employment possibilities. Gordon Lipke, co-ordinator of

projects, the night lead to a

about possible career

questions

Program

ty

ments about the

With more than 300 participants, representatives from 21 industry sectors and a handful of student

Jim McMyler, sales manager and rep for the On-site Group,

college,” said Jim

they can accomplish.

try.”

with the companies and ask them

dents took the opportunity to meet

ism.

dents

campus, gave students the opportunity to meet with industry representatives and learn more about

Students encouraged to clean up garbage.

competition

Advisory Committee members were asked to judge the projects based on the level of professional-

Many

broke free from their classrooms to

the

involving the third-year students.

Often architecture/construction technology students are busy creating designs, constructing models and honing skills engineering

PAGE

— No.

skills

needed

to

work

in

these

future grads,” said

Lipke. “Interviews

may

actually be

done

Another important element of the

was

from Arden

careers.

night

Events like Network 2002 help send this message to students. “I see a lot of support for networking,” said McCabe. “Network 2002 is an excellent opportunity for dialogue between the industry and students.” A lot of them used the time to look for jobs and summer co-op

Mertz, program co-founder. Mertz was invited to help judge the student competition. While the event was open to high school students, many did not take the opportunity to attend. Lipke said he would like to see them show up because it helps

placements.

reputation.

boost the

a

visit

program’s profile and

Polar plunge event controlled by weather Men a rare sight in ECE program. PAGE

By Kirsten

ness of the

Fifield

7

Although

it

may be

called a polar

wave of warm make Conestoga

plunge, the recent

may

weather

College’s annual

more In

like a

ice

fundraiser feel

cold shower.

low water

fact,

thin

may

levels

prevent

and

students

from even entering the pond on Feb. 7, to

dents raise

mark

the 21st time stu-

have braved the cold

money

for

the

to

Heart and

I

gets lots of laughs. PAGE 10

the

courage needed to leap into the normally icy, and rather murky, water on the back campus, partici-

may only be

required to take

an inflatable pool.

a dip in

Comic Rick Bronson

summoning

of

Instead

pants t/

“We're aiming for the pond." said Jaime Taylor, vice-president of communications for Conestoga Students Inc. "Hopefully the weather will permit this.” Taylor said the CSI is monitor-

COMMENTARY curriculum hurts students

PAoE

I

*4

sometime

this

ing

the

conditions of the pond

daily and will

with

the

make

help

“We need

a fair

amount of

ice to

carry the weight of participants,”

Milner said. He added that currently the ice is very thin, but he is hoping for

some cold weather in order make the event a success.

to

Taylor said students wanting to take part must sign waiver forms

remove any liability from the CSI or the college in case an injury that

occurs.

Stroke Foundation.

New

ice,

week.

of

a decision,

physical

resources, as to whether

it

is

a

safe location to hold the event.

“The students should be

in

good

physical condition, without heart

problems, and cannot be under the influence of any substance." she said.

Taylor added that students must sign a form stating they

also

spoke to their doctor and received permission to participate. Students from the firefighter, paramedic and LASA programs have been asked

to

help supervise

the event, she said.

arise,

emergency situation did these would be the best stu-

dents

in

"If an

it.”

the school to deal with

said Taylor. “It will also be

ical resources, said

good experience for them." The polar plunge will begin

determination, based on the thick-

noon.

Barry Milner, manager of physhe will make a

Condor Sarah Sauer gets the ball away from a St. Lawrence College forward during the championship game at the Invitational Indoor Soccer Tournament in Kingston on Jan. 26. Conestoga brought to St.

at

home

the silver after losing 3-1

Lawrence. (Photo by Vanessa Laye)


— SPOKE, Feb.

Page 2

4,

2002

good

Real-life scenario By Kirsten

Fifield

panic

shouldn’t

Students

practice

on

Thursday when they see emergency vehicles at the college and fully

uniformed police officers, paramedics and firefighters rushing around.

According

Don

to

Douglas, co-

ordinator of the LAS' A program, all

is

it

just part of a consolidation

exercise that

is

designed

to

be as

real as possible.

"The expectation

is

that students

will bring together all the theoretical

knowledge they have learned

to

solve a problem,” he said.

The accident scenario was

origi-

supposed to take place on Jan. 31, but a snowstorm that day forced it to be postponed. Douglas nally

and firefighters were so bogged down handling said police officers

real-life accidents that they n’t

make

it

could-

to the college for the

exercise.

Douglas, along with part-time Cameron Veitch and

instructors

Gibson Mcllwrath,

started design-

ing the third annual scenario last

August.

This year, two identical indusaccidents will be held to

trial

allow more students to participate in roles that would typically

respond to an accident of

this

Aside

for an and third-year carpentry apprenticeship students built 12 wall sections and two doors for the set that will be used Andrew James, April Kerper, 7. Those who helped out included (left to right) Mark Buller, Trevor Penninga, (Photo by Lisa Hiller) Joe Vandegerel Tom Cunningham and Jeff Gole.

Some

type.

from

the

emergency

response teams, students will also act as college security. Ministry of

Labour investigators, journalists and television broadcasters. Students are not given any information prior to the exercise and will have to quickly make

first-

accident scenario on Feb.

decisions based on the accident scene.

About 100 students to

are expected

work with members of

the

Waterloo regional police. Ministry

Kitchener and departments to

and

Labour Cambridge of

fire

ensure proper procedures are

fol-

lowed.

which

scenario,

the

After

is

for the

By

Incorporated

nominate

is

bers,

kept busy dealing

who come

with students

a distinguished teacher?

when

mem-

to

president

especially

Olinski,

they

fail

Jon

a class or are

discontinued from a program.

who

demonstrate

commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. They also demonstrate leadership in

exceptional

and in related professions or in the community.

their schools and/or the college

work with

their

For more information or nominations forms, contact one of the following committee members: Greg Bums (2000 Winner) Recreation & Leisure Services Diane Krafl-MacDonald - Business Paul Latour (2001 Winner) - Academic Support John McIntosh - Acad. Support & Prep. Studies Taylor - Health Science & Community Services Mike Thumeli - Applied Arts Greg White - Trades & Apprenticeship Rudy Hofcr - Engineering Technology

Titia

Edie Torbay, Chair of QA

& Professional Development

Nominations open on January 1 5, 2002 Nominations close on March 15, 2002

fill

witnesses

interview

out

and

downtown

Kitchener.

ext.

ext. ext.

3613 3283 3280

ext.3682 ext. ext.

ext. ext.

ext.

3392 3223 3269 3271 3381

Olinski said students the

CSI

know where else to go. “Some students go to trar’s office

some just

come

into

because they don’t

office

who have

“We have no problem going

Lisa Hiller

At the beginning of each winter Students Conestoga semester,

Distinguished teachers are those

in

forms,

Provides info to those

AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

like to

prepare the information that will be

about 90 minutes,

last

students will continue to

CSI a student resource

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Would you

investigate the accident in order to

needed for both provincial offences and civil trials. Trial scenarios will be held in March and April at the courthouses

expected to

with the student to talk to the teacher or the dean,” Olinski said. If there is a

personal reason for

having

student

the

trouble,

Olinski said he sends students to

Student Services to get advice

from professionals.

“We have no problem going with the student to talk to the

teacher

the regis-

or Student Services and

or the dean.”

give up,” he said.

Jon Olinski,

Although everything students need to know in order to respond to

CSI president Before the

of this school

lege

look

to

failed this

at

procedure.

They made recommendations

that

passed.

There

is

now

a fairer process for

said. There is one student, one faculty and one academic, manager present at the meetings, and there are strict timelines attached for each party

students,

Olinski

to present a case.

Because he believes

it

is

harsh

to discontinue a student for failing

a core course (a course needed

to

continue in a given program) in the first semester of a program, Olinski has

asked college man-

agement to review the idea of academic probation. Having academic probation would mean that instead of being

any situation is in the college procedure’s guide they receive at the

year, Olinski didn’t think students

beginning of the school year, stu-

were getting a

dents don’t realize

procedures.

discontinued for failing a core

they’ve

According to Olinski, students kicked out had the option of writ-

course or any course, the student should be given a second chance

been discontinued

ing a letter to the registrar and,

and be able

program. Olinski said he

upon acceptance, a hearing would follow to discuss whether the student had grounds to appeal the

“Basically the co-ordinator and the student would sit down and

The CSI

is

this,

Olinski said.

there to help students

through the procedure failed a course or

from helps

their

students

if

follow the proce-

dure’s guide.

Under

the

new

guidelines

for

September 2001, students who fail a class or are discontinued from the program should first talk to the teacher, and the dean of the program, and then file an appeal to the registrar.

start

fair

shake with the

Before September, only admin-

and academics woyld

hear a student’s case. “It

appeared

to

be lopsided,”

Olinski said.

Last year the

talk,” Olinski said.

The student

discontinuance. istrators

to finish the year.

CSI asked

the col-

failed,

but

it

is

believed they can finish the program. However, they must meet certain standards in the second semester. “It’s a heck of a lot better than^ being kicked out,” Olinski said.


SPOKE,

Feb. 4, 2002

— Page 3

i

Eating Disorder

Awareness Week

By Michelle Goring

two eating disorders

know about

people

any stage

at

They manifest people

affect

in

ways. But they in

in

their

lives.

many forms and many different

in

have one thing

all

common. All eating disorders have recog-

symptoms

nizable in

that if noticed

why

lime can be treated. That’s

during National Eating Disorder

Awareness Week, from Feb. 3

-

9,

Student Services will have a display inside

Door

laxatives, diet pills and/or laxa-

3 addressing eat-

it

will

and fasting or excessive

tives)

ing disorder issues.

"Hopefully

are anorexia

nervosa and bulimia nervosa. People suffering from anorexia experience drastic weight loss usually below a healthy level and have an intense fear of gaining weight that may be accompanied by intense exercising. Bulimia, on the other hand, involves uncontrolled secretive binge eating, purging of food (e.g. self-induced vomiting, abuse of

Eating disorders can affect any-

one

most

that

exercise.

make

cupation with food will go as far as

day around their meals and what they plan to eat.

to plan their entire

The Student Services booth

will

who believe a may have an eat-

also benefit people friend or relative

ing disorder by helping to recognize the

symptoms and knowing

where

go for help.

to

In order to help

someone with

disorder, the person

a

question

in

must be encouraged to seek help. is important to be supportive and educate yourself about the disorder from a professional, a It

library or a bookstore.

According

students

here

is

to Kraler,

most peo-

Do

nag the person about

not

more aware of National Eating Disorder Week,” said Tracey

ple believe that anorexia nervosa

and bulimia nervosa are the only

them control

Watson, a Student Services intern who is working on her master’s degree in social work. Watson, who is in charge of the awareness week at Conestoga, said that although Student Services had run workshops during previous weeks, this year they decided on an information booth. “We have learned that depending on where the person is at in terms of having an eating disorder, they may feel more comfortable picking up the information and reading it on their own,” said

existing eating disorders. In fact,

yourself. This could backfire and

any

actually worsen the condition.

counsellor Barb Kraler.

The booth

and video resources for students and counsellors will be available

ing

of the Ontario

site

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities said finding a job can

But students usually have more skills and experience be

difficult.

The is

site said the

one you

bly

best kind of job

really like.

It

is

incredi-

important to recognize your when you're

strengths and abilities

appoint-

ment if necessary, or just to talk and get information. “There are more people who

have eating disorders than people who seek help for it,” Kraler said. According to the Waterloo Region Health Department, the

start their

own

businesses.

gram,

provides

example,

for

pro-

hands-on business training to help youths start up summer businessStudents must be returning to

es.

and be between the ages of 15 and 29. To be eligible, students need a viable full-time studies in the fall

idea for a business,

a

business

and a few letters of recommendation from past employers or

upcoming

On

(SWAK)

event.

be

students

priorities is fostering entrepre-

and

skills in

inside

Doors 3 and 4 between

Alumni

added bonus for students and staff at Conestoga who participate in

SWAK

day.

young

bonus

decided to

let

the

association

everyone

who

pur-

into a

box and we

will

pair of tickets,” said

draw

for a

Himmelman. home game at

18 to 34 listed entrepreneurship as

that

may

be

required

to

most desirable profession.

The Ontario government has designed a new program to make this goal a little easier. The Young Strategy

aims

to

achieve their goals. The program also helps locate specitic jobs stu-

Entrepreneurs promote entrepreneurship as an

Job

excellent and desirable career by

number

improving access to programs, services and business financing.

dents

are

interested

Connect has access

to a

in.

of job listings students might not otherwise find.

The Ministry of Training found that more than 90 per cent of young people who participated in Job Connect said it helped them

you haven't already made employment this summer. now is the time to get moving. Government programs often If

plans for

created a

enrolment numup quickly. For more information, check out www.youthjobs.gov.on.ca or call

designed to help students find

1-800-387-5656.

get a job.

The Ontario government has number of programs

have a

maximum

ber and they

fill

Alumni officer Monica Himmelman stands beside the events board she helped design for the Alumni Association. SWAK and the 4th Annual Skating Party are two major upcoming events (Photo by Julie Graham)

being held by the association.

chases flowers to put their names

revealed one in three people aged

ing

for fun

said there will be an

offers

dents discover education or train-

treat eating disorders.

Monica

officer

Himmelman

Connect to help make the search for work easier. Job Connect helps stu-

the

hand-in-hand with health services in helping students recognize and

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 26. On Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the recreation centre on campus, the Alumni Association will hold its 4th Annual Alumni Skating Party.

The Ontario government

to rec-

Carnations and on campus

will

added

neurial spirit

knowing how

ognize them. People with an unhealthy preoc-

sold

candy

to help with start-up costs.

key

being educated about

the signs and

Alumni Services will hold its annual Sealed With A Kiss,

receive an award of up to $1,500

Successful

to recognizing an eating

is

Depending on the students’ needs, the counsellor may refer them to someone in the community. Student Services also works

activities.

“This year, one of our alumni members donated several pairs of Toronto Maple Leaf tickets. As an

teachers.

not be as

disorder are first assessed by a counsellor to determine what stage of the disorder they are at.

Feb. 14, St. Valentine’s Day,

The

a free service called Job

as

The Alumni Association of Conestoga College wants students and staff to participate in some

of these programs offer loan opportunities or financial awards.

The Summer Company

disorder

may

that they are supported

Graham

Julie

people. Recent surveys and studies

like to do.

weight loss or gain

is

Alumni Association skates

step for students

first

(Photo by Michelle Goring)

The key

make an

site said one of the government's

The

noticeable

as

dramatic.

The Ministry of Training Web

should be discovering what you're good at and what you think you'd

eat-

students are aware of eating disorders.

looking into employment opportunities.

not

are

know

Services about a possible eating

full.

anorexia or bulimia because the

plan,

than they realize.

already

is

Tracey Watson (left), a Student Services intern, and Barb Kraler, a Student Services counsellor, are working together to ensure

Many

The Web

which involves consuming amount of calories when

Both compulsive and binge

work or

to help.

and not alone,” Kraler said. “There is help.” Students who approach Student

the person

students find jobs time to dust off the resume for this summer’s job opportunities. Are you ready? If not, the Ontario government may be able

“The most important thing for a

closely related to binge

It’s

a large

By

It’s

food

blame

person with an eating disorder to

eating,

Government helps By Julianna Kerr

with

their eating or

Compulsive eating is a disorder that is triggered by an emotional event.

for students to

will offer both print

preoccupation

could become a problem.

their eating habits, agree to help

tickets are for a

Family and friends of alumni and students are invited and hot chocolate and cookies will be

given out during the skate.

“The skating party

is

a

way

to

“The whole purpose of both day and the Alumni

SWAK

raise

awareness

provide a free family event for

Skating Party

alumni members and their friends

of the Alumni Association and the

and family. ulty,

staff

We

also

and

welcome

students,”

services

offered," she said.

She added the upcoming events create an opportunity for the Alumni Association to be seen by community.

and benefits which are

fac-

said

Himmelman.

the college

is to

Anyone

interested in

more

infor-

mation about SWAK or the skating party can check out the Alumni Service s information board outside

Room

2B08.


1

Page 4

— SPOKE, Feb.

4,

2002

*

New curriculum robbing students Ontario’s

toughness,

new its

four-year curriculum has

unfairness and

come under

fire for its

Critics

complain

its inflexibility.

grade, with that too many students are struggling to make the graduating. never risk of at students weaker 10,000 High school students learn at different speeds but the new cur-

riculum doesn’t recognize

this.

Sink or swim seems

to

be the

adage of the day. Ontario’s Grade 13 learning styles,

and

was implemented

in recognition

of distinct

to give students the opportunity to continue

and prepare for higher education.

to excel

The Harris government’s decision to eliminate Grade 13 came These same after widespread calls from educators and parents. Although the curriculum is tough, at which it was implethe the government went slowly, it introducing of Instead mented. on stufull speed ahead, with little regard to the load it placed

people are

now

criticizing

bigger problem seems

it.

to

be the speed

dents.

Premier Mike Harris’s rush to implement changes to the education system, he forgot about those who matter most to the future of Ontario. Fewer students in the province will be able to In

pursue a higher education, causing Ontario as a whole to suffer. Many educators in the Greater Toronto Area recognize this, and created a coalition to find ways to help students who are

Guantanamo

Manson are

Grades 9 and 10. This group of teachers understands the importance of having a high school diploma.

having difficulty

in

They understand

The

Harris

doesn’t

government

seem

Still

to

plan to take a

full five

h,gh y ears !° « raduaIe from school.

understand the r

ramifications of their swift actions in

eliminating

that 12 per

cen t of high schooTstudents

Grade

13.

This coalition, consisting of mostly senior officials in the public and Catholic school boards, understands

some

that all

students want

a basic diploma so they can find a job when they’re done high school. The group designed a basic “certificate” program for is

students

sented

ment

it

not plan to go on with their education and preto the provincial government who refused to imple-

who do

am

I

all

don’t

Grade

dents to do five years’ worth of

work

13, forcing stu-

to

the TV. In

campus

is

there.

saw, or rather heard there

I

Above

of the coach and

the

whistle of the referee were the con-

and unwavering

stant

yells

from

the parents. first I

considered the yelling to

be normal. After are said to

in

any

and

the

best

sport.

to

be

But what

these parents were yelling

was any-

As

the

game drew

to take

it

themselves to be the motiva-

choice but to drop out.

tional force behind their children.

The new curriculum in Ontario is not getting a passing grade The next few years will clearly show that. Unfortunately, the time is now to make the necessary changes, and that is highly unlikely. Instead, the mess will be left for the

But

it

would

What

was hardly what anyone call positive reinforcement.

started as the

and there turned out

odd to

yell here

at the players

below.

is

play and

hardly the message these

ents.

The way you would have were Canadians Russians

cer, parents

me

authority

dream through their kids. They weren’t good enough for the national team but by god their kids

ask

remove himself/herself from If the

the

the

either

be held

or the referee

game with

until the

would

call

the score remaining

as the final score. at

I

witnessed

how

is

it

to

a coach

I

witnessed some

rather devastating behaviour

from

overreacting parents and the affect

is

Keeping Conestoga College connected

being

ridiculed

by

yelled

They

this

are

Besides,

who

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logo.

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don’t

know one

by

at

person

team during a

sporting event as a fond childhood

memory.

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to

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their advertisements con-

beyond

the space. Unsolicited submissions

would be

all

their parents in

front of their entire

arising out of errors in advertising

file

on

looks back and remembers

views of Conestoga College or the CSI. Advertisers

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College.

after

only kids.

mainly funded from September

in

and

at

their parents or fans

sidelines.

the

healthy to teach

where they are con-

stantly

insertion of advertising in the paper.

expressed

a

matter what

be competitive, but not

being yelled

tive levels.

that

realize

to

game no

just a

believe

I

kids

this

both recreational and competi-

As

is

the stakes are.

to

parent refused to leave, the

left

game

to the point

game would parent

need

Parents

parent

the

to

are going to be.

field.

was causing a referee had the

the

to

unfulfilled

the

In fact, if a parent

disturbance

parents are

an

facing

nine and played soc-

on

some

relive

trying

weren’t allowed to yell

at the children

that

the

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self-confidence.

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was

yelling

years old.

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seemed

by

child

actually undermining their child’s

sidelines.

thing but inspirational.

parents think they’re

about sportsmanship,

It

as

instructions or directions, they’re

players. it

game

kids were getting from their par-

sports, I

like

it’s

in the action.

upon

to suffer.

loudest

par-

players on the ice were only nine

hockey fans

all,

be the loudest and most

understand what

young But

bothered me.

the roar of the fans, the

able to

meantime, students will continue

their

hockey tournament being played

end, the parents

In the

when

directions to the

ing trouble

next premier to clean up.

Often,

helping

give

hav-

making it through Grades 9 or 10 will likely not be complete Grades 11 and 12, leaving them no other

What

that children

is

as they do.

match as if to see who could yell

and possibly take a few photos, of a

economic status of Ontarians. There will be more people on welfare because they were prac tically forced to drop out because they couldn’t even meet the

who

bad

ents don’t realize

started a yelling

the

recreation centre to watch,

caught up

student

athletes.

it

wasn’t

game on

Having grown up around

A

had on young

that

watch an NHL my house soccer was the be all and end all. But on Jan. 25, decided to take a walk to the Doon

down

I

Ontario’s future is dependent on the students of today. If many don’t finish high school there will be a wider gap in the socio-

province’s “basic” course requirements.

if

much

nor have

annoying of spectators

in four.

And

never

don’t get caught up in the

At

cations of their swift action in eliminating

I

to relax

from both teams

fail.

The Harris government doesn’t seem to understand the ramifi

is

enough, parents

directions

the lower-achieving students so they

There

ever sat

streets as a child

the various learning levels.

accommodate

Mike Tyson, Jack Kevorkian and Charles absolutely nothing suspicious going on at Camp X-Ray

repeat, the sightings of

“I

played road hockey on ice-covered

surprised me.

She and the provincial government need to consider the alter ation of some courses for those who need it. They need to

-

coincidental.

not a hockey fan.

What

it.

Cuba

Hockey parents need

Education Minister Janet Ecker doesn’t want to lower the bar for all students, she should at least alter the curriculum to fit If

Bay,

an

libel-

illustration


Rude comments not appreciated they

Yes,

Yes,

hurt.

Yes, mother

real.

they

Dooner’s

are

loves me.

still

These are all answers that find myself giving to complete strangers on a daily basis regard-

my personal appearance. Contrary to popular belief, home

not

is

tune of witnessing

my

stretch

my

1

didn’t

iour

ears to three-quarters

inch

sitting at

my

project

personality,

how

Of

my body

regard

why do people me?

A

few weeks ago,

feel

stopped into

I

long lime.

how much

No

have

I

in

capable

need

would know how

think

do:

to

becoming

dents

become

to help

comprehension

better

levels.

faster,” Foster said. “If

Foster said the average person reads between 150 to 200 words

minute, but everyone

every

way you

the

you’ll

is

Education have learned just as

I

observing

from

my

You That

my

change the way you read.”

I

suing a career

am

I

have

is,

the dominate program at the school, and I am

three.

one of three men

in

a

class of 18 students. (That leaves

15 girls for

anyone who

is

not

not in

accounting.)

are

Often I feel like Dian Fossey observing a different society.

sur-

all

women com-

better

municators.

group of endangered Mountain Gorillas in Africa during the mid-

If

and two

I'm not saying the second-year journalism women are apes; it's

good analogy.

girls

are

two both

guys talking

about sex, the two guys will only be interested in finding out if the girls,

on the other hand,

will be very specific in describing

whole act. The “es club"

is

no exception.

took the time thought some of my findings were worth sharing with the rest of the student body.

more graphic. (Sometimes

I

Fossey named the gorillas

I

in the

Since

my

gorillas,

I

mean

girls,

names I will refer to group of them as the “estrogen

already have the

Women

are

think they do that

men

will leave the

room.)

Observation 2: Why do women pretend

to like

each other?

club,” or “es club."

Here are some of Observation 1:

I

just so the three

group she studied.

my

taking

findings:

over

this

industry.

Thirty years ago there may have only been a handful of women pur-

Personally

if

I

had a problem

with someone I would not hesitate to tell him or her my issues to their

do have a big mouth, and it has a tendency to go off on its own sometimes, so I would like

face.

(Now

I

He now

world their

some

can create roadblocks.

systems work and sometimes they hold people back. Saying negative things to ourselves only programs and limits us, he said. We must be careful of the limits we put on ourselves. “If you keep telling yourself you can do it, you probably can.” he said. “Program your subconscious

break a habit,” he said, “and reading the way you do has absolutely become effort to

a habit." But don't

be alarmed. Speedreading is a simple skill that anyone can learn. It gets better the

mind

to believe.”

more you use it. “We are programmed to think a certain way,” he said. “We’ve been

Foster offered the following tips for success in reading:

told our entire lives to read slowly

al

,

I

Read books promoting persongrowth - those are the books

offended

in the past.

I

may have

until after she

has

Sony.)

I

woman

what

A

3:

didn't have a great

example

you walk

the only people

members

stop,

and make

stare

how little

comments. Three Fridays ago our second class was cancelled so we were done at 12:30 in the afternoon. Taking advantage of the early day went to Costco with my colI league, and friend. Laurie. We went to drop off my Spoke pictures for developing and to have

demos Once we were

free food

first

on display." me and kind of

we went

full

to

table

thought this

near the

was odd

kitchen.

as there

I

were

I

encourage you

the same. However,

ance

is

my

if

to

do

appear-

a source of your unhappi-

ness, I’d appreciate

if

it

you kept

to yourself.

it

Your mother was right when she you have nothing nice to

said if

nothing

say, say

at all.

change the way you

will

that

think.

Hold books

in

your hands

while reading -

it

helps to be

I

physically involved. I Change your attitude toward what you're reading — if you aren’t

interested, you'll read

more slow-

and your mind will wander. I Expand your thinking - it will improve your life. Success comes from knowing what you want. “You’ll be successful when you quit questioning and just do it,” he ly

said.

in the hearts of

some of

the “es

thought was, “un-oh,

few moments

later in the car

seated

my

back

was to the kitchen staff, the host and our waiter (who were all men) so I didn't notice them all leering at her.

We’re not dating, but even still if guy and a girl went to eat in a restaurant you would assume they were together, therefore they are a

it's

OK

to

check out the

merchandise, and I understand why they were looking at her. but don't

make her

feel

uncomfortable.

women

think

all

men

Observation

4:

A common

interest

women

the

same

at

time.

Despite what they have told me them I have still never

watched one. mainly because

seems

to

even closer together. Soap operas have a special place

I

don't understand their purpose. However, based on information

from members of the “es club Passions sounds interesting. Conclusions: Through direct observ ation of the “es club"

I

feel

I

am

a better person

because they have taught me the real tricks of communication. I have also learned women are mentally stronger because they vent

their

anger when they're angry. it’s still cool to be nice

Also,

if

you

to

really hate

the person you’re dealing with.

Men. two Don’t

“Am

I

things:

try to

answer the question. Run.

pretty." it’s a trick.

popular

belief,

girls

WON'T do anything for free prizes. And

are pigs.

bring

breaks loose as all opinion of what’s

going on in their favourite drama,

Despite

Bad men. w'onder

all hell

try to give their

one another, even

both off the market.

Now

Whenever someone mentions one

about

do now?” (See Observation

I

No

for lunch.

East Side Mario's for dessert. The host seated the two of us at a large

almost

“It

at

me in. When we were

this but

of the “es club" you’ll notice

men

the

she filled

I

are pigs.

When

made

I

Laurie.

She looked

My like a

am doing what makes me

I

happy, and

of them

us.

2a)

Observation

men

to

feels like we’re

scorned.

I

dessert

After our

one else was

around

rolled her eyes.

Observation 2a: Hell hath no fury

If

also noticed that no

comment

her anger.

I

have done to alter my appearance, and am convinced it wilfassist in teaching me more about myself. Instead of photographs and diaries, my body will tell of my

club” members.

really being seated

and she vents

left

sit

at.

The women I have studied don't work like this. Often times I won’t know someone in the “es club" has a problem with another woman

prepared to take

priceless

is

plenty of booths open for us to

to take this opportunity to apolo-

am

I

develop

to

Sometimes

abilities.

“It takes

I

so we’ll understand.” This kind of thinking

improve

with large

earlobes and tattoos, that yes,

course

the

travels all over the

students

woman

a 60-year-old

about 25 years ago.

with through the halls are

the

Because the “es club” members are trained in giving the most accurate details and specifics it’s even

to write this as

developed

Foster

my my my

ears does not hinder

easy

skills

wouldn't even be admitting

other got lucky.

The two

’60s

just a

at

prised as

The 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mist was based on her accomplishments as a scientist studying a

reach

today.

responsibility for anything

full

normal holes

larger than

judgment, nor does it affect work ethic. 1 can Complete schoolwork just as efficiently as many of my classmates. And when it comes down to it, I will be

I

latch

gize publicly to anyone

women

Now

one of

in

journalism.

professors.

see

is to

appearance, or going to do when I am

female interaction

in

much from

classmates as

you change

think about reading,

response

am

I

past experiences.

my

in

on to the same body part the person is holding

reading

can double their reading speed by consciously deciding to read

faster readers with

have in my you cut me,

my

Usually over and

we

said,

if

am

I

Having

bleed.

helping

than of more 1,000 words per minute. “Most people

stu-

older.

still

a

to read at a rate

had a chance to sit in on a continuing education class on Jan. 26 with instructor Larry Foster. The

matter I

I

I

However,

professional

what

face,

end of the

the

my

No how much

said about me.

three-hour class,

he

yourself into

I

was designed

of

great deal more.

a faster reader.

class

appreciate the things

metal

go away. Things are too unpredictable to know every twist and turn my life may take, and admit in 20 years could be a different person than realize are not going to

skin

People also seem to have a great deal of concern about my appearance, whether it be my ability to assist them when I am at work,

did not

I

my

in

is

head.

my

Has a stack of unread textbooks down? Will midterms find you desperately trying to catch up on the reading you meant to tackle a month ago"? Here’s what you

By

sometimes

car,

Of course

mat-

Speed reading got you

my

their visible tattoos.

did not appreciate

metal

to

I

A

you cut me, I still bleed. However, the thing that shocked me the most was the immaturity displayed by a few boys who really do have to learn to act their age.

acceptable to harass

is

it

1

of nowhere

will fly out

What

prise them.

my nose. have a few friends who have had similar experiences with

face, if

modification as an incredibly personal choice,

course,

hand

and attach

group of males a table felt it was appro-

the things said about me.

I

ter I

does not give people an open invitation to touch me, much as someone else wearing a hat does not give me permission to grab their

A

mocking my appearance, complete with flailing hand motions and loud comments.

prefer to look.

Considering

ings.

priate to start

1

I

onto, which always seems to sur-

have seen

I

in a

to

dis-

of behav-

play

shock passersby. And when I'm covered in tattoos one day, it won't be because I want to rebel against society. do this because it is how I feel comfortable in my own skin, how of an

most

the

immature

to multiple pierc-

ings to attract attention.

I

Occasionally someone will approach me and touch my pierc-

had the misfor-

ing

face

before

where

class

I

grab

to

drink

a

finally

I

think one statement

summarizes my whole adventure so far: “There ain’t no party like an “es club" party.”

You knew

that

was coming.


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— SPOKE, Feb.

4,

2002

for school’s health office

New Joy

administering

By Janine Toms

and

hepatitis

flu,

Conestoga College welcomes the

allergy shots and also distributing non-prescription and prescription-

new nurse. Joy Hancock replaces Trish Weiler who will be on educational

by-doctor medication to any students requiring them. She also offers information on topics rang-

leave until April 2003.

ing from sex education to nutrition, monitors blood pressure, providing

arrival of a

Hancock College

Seneca where she

studied

at

Toronto

in

first

aid and attends to any emer-

gency

received her degree as a registered nurse. She lives in her hometown

of Cambridge and was a nurse at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for

that arises.

“It’s

impossi-

virtually

ble to find a family

worked in reha8 years where she bilitation, pediatrics and surgery. 1

physician within the

She also worked for five years at in Clinic Care Urgent the Cambridge, and working for the Victoria Order of Nurses (VON), a that offers

She

home-care

to

Joy Hancock

A

VON

10 before accepting her current position at the college at the

beginning

of the 2002 term.

Hancock all

currently available to

is

requiring medical on the Doon campus.

Most

of

consist

visits

brief

a

assessment to determine if a visit to a doctor is needed. Hancock is responsible for

variety

large

pamphlets

of informative

available

are

her

in

This includes any information that has a direct bearing on young people and their individual

office.

health concerns.

“When

students

attention

,

school nurse

Canadians.

with

years

spent

region.”

organization

health-care

national

K-W

don't

I

know

the

answer

to a specific health question, at least point a

She

is

can

student in the right

Hancock

direction,”

I

Band-aid to Joy Hancock, the new nurse at Conestoga College, applies a Sanctuary. the in incident fooseball after a Klusek Peter science student to the students at the college, espe-

ation the drastic shortage of family

favorably impressed with

doctors within the immediate area.

to

the current health services available

Seminar opens students’ eyes By Sanja Glibota Marion Williams’s voice cracked one point while she was reliving one of the numerous nights when her duties as a nurse went beyond the physical care of a patient.

She described an evening when

ries,

students also tried to deter-

mine

the difference

and religion. “They go together

between

However, many students who

nurse and chair of the

said they don’t practice any reli-

“Her mother was in a four-bed room, dying from a massive brain tumour. All I could do was to take

gion were relieved to learn that a

crying at the

empty

top of her lungs, out in the

hallway

in the

to offer her

middle of the night

member

Nurses Christian Fellowship of Canada (NFC), told to about 50 third-year nursing students

of

gathered

at

the

Spiritual

Assessment Seminal at the college on Jan. 21. She also recalled the time when one of her patients, a 32-year-old man recovering at the hospital from a car accident, discovered that he had a brain tumour.

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in nursing as a profession,” said Ian

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Monday

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emphasized that nursing students today have an advantage because they can openly discuss spirituality and religion unlike the time when

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who

cities in

officially

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to all students

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and receive encouragement and hope. It also challenges nurses to grapple with what it means to integrate faith and spirituality into

be religious to be able to comfort patients and their families in crisis. “We were all born as spiritual beings and we all have spiritual

some comfort.”

open

a.m. to 4 p.m.

be within the college environ-

offer

nurse doesn’t have to necessarily

This was only one of the stories Williams, a parish nurse and a

is

started in several

Canadian

The

NFC.

patient failed.

who was

was

1942.

hand and

experience and efforts to cure the

her daughter,

health services office in

for nurses and nursing students to like a

glove,” said Elsie Millerd, a parish

after

NFC

Varsity

spiri-

cope with shock all her medical

and sorrow

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to spirituality The

tuality

her spiritual care helped a dying patient’s daughter

takes into consider-

in people’s spirituality.”

“Standing in the hallway, holding I could actually help her understand why God allowed this. I call it spiritual care,” Williams said. Besides listening to the true sto-

his wife,

at

when one

and

(Photo by Janine Toms)

ment,” Hancock said.

impossible to find a

family physician within the K-W region,” she said. “I’m very excited

cially

said.

“It’s virtually

first-year general arts

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Cook said he gels a

Lisa Hiller

not just for female students lonely some-

little

times, because of the lack of guys.

Steve

Cook

likes

tion to the rule

being ly

in

it

comes

to

a program that traditional-

has only females.

The second-year education student in his in

being the excep-

when

early childhood is

the only

male

section and one of only five

the program.

He chose likes kids.

men have

a

offer kids.

bonus for kids who don’t have a male influence,” he said. Cook has had a couple of practiplacements at the Doon cal Childcare centre, working with toddlers aged two to three years “It's a

“They’re cute and energetic,” he said.

As

was going

it

for the theory and class time,

to

Cook

has

Cook

what

never really experi-

he’s

one of

and knows

different

lakes to be in his field.

it

And he and

just

said.

he likes what he does, appre-

ciates

girls

some advice

has

for

guys

too shy to pursue a dream.

you really like doing somewhat does it matter if you’re a

“If thing,

guy

he said.

“They (women) accept me and don’t treat me any different. They’ve gotten used to me.”

a girl’s world or a girl in a

in

guy’s world,” he said. “It’s

a chance to be with different

people and learn more about oneself,”

he

adding the stigma asso-

said,

completely

enced anything negative about his program choice. “Friends and family were supportive,” he said. “It’s what I wanted to do.” In fact, a few guys have been

ciated with stereotypes

jealous.

gram, Cook does not have a job lined

'

“Lucky fellow!”

is

receives from guys

old.

And

don’t see guys often.”

be like entering a traditionally female line of work. “Of course it was odd walking into a room with no other guys and 26 females, but I just took it in stride,”

program because he “They’re important and the

fun to be around.” Cook said he thinks lot to

“i really

Cook knew what

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guys

being

knows

up

are out there.

is outnumbered by girls program. “Sure, whatever,”

in his is

his

but

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hopes

to

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the

jobs

is

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Psychic readings help validate decisions By Kirsten

Fifield

“If

possible

it’s

for

Jordan to be so good

Some

of us do

some

for fun,

it

reassurance and others don’t do

But everyone seems

all.

opinion about

And

to

for

it

at

have an

many people

compelled

feel

to

still

ask individuals for

is

Dan

towards a certain

others

directing

path

who

an upcoming plane explained

always seems

when

wanted some what might be in store

insight into

who

Roy

has been a prac-

something

delay his plans

flying and he

for him.

him

for

two private read-

ings a year in order to ensure they do let him control their lives. “The best psychic you can go to isyourself,” said Valkos, “Being a psy-

not

is

not necessarily telling for-

tunes but being in tune with yourself.”

He added

the three reasons people

usually visit a psychic are to get a

trip.

that

to

ple to visit

chic

has visited psychics on

questions this time were concerning

not easily answered. Valkos,

who believes

about 1 0 different occasions, said his

He

people are entrusted with the role of

he asked.

abilities?”

magic, that anything’s possible.”

Roy,

a glimpse into their future.

But the question of why certain

possible for people to

it

“I’m the kind of person

while the validity of psychic

in controversy,

isn’t

have psychic in

it.

readings has always been surround-

ed

why

(Michael)

at basketball

glimpse of what will happen, to get confirmation

they

have made the

right decision

and

to get a sense of

hope. Phil Merikle, the chair of the psy-

said he mainly participates in

chology

department

the

at

tising

psychic for 33 years, has set up shop at Conestoga College about

readings for fun and though he

University of Waterloo, said while

admits he has encountered some

he doesn’t

20 times and given thousands of stu-

psychics

dents the opportunity to ask ques-

as others, he

about their

tions

His

visit

ent, as a steady

climbed

dictions

lives.

on Jan. 16 was no

onto

the

stage

in

the

life to

are not as professional

believes

still

do hold

“Why

differ-

stream of students

who

some

pre-

the truth.

40 years of your

dedicate

something

that’s a

scam,” he

said.

Sanctuary to get answers to three

Valkos said that while 90 per cent

of psychics are honest and ethical

One of these truth-seekers was Kevin Roy, a University of Western

people, there are the other 10 per cent that run a hustle and can be

who was

at the col-

dangerous.

He

lege to run a credit card promotion.

Roy

he believes that most

said

people only use 10 per cent of their brains and he is open to the possibility that

there are individuals with the

said while a psychic can

you what

will

road map,” he

He added

Thanks winter,

to

an uncommonly mild

parking

Conestoga

at

College hasn’t been as

much

still

a

he only allows peo-

we

use have had

gives the staff and the students better idea the

way

the

rows

should shape up,” he said. “I think that’s

helped us some

this year.”

Hunter said one of the most inconpast years

was double and

triple

parking.

Such irresponsible parking

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my

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said Merikle.

predict the future,

But Valkos said as long as people don’t let their lives be run by what

the

chics will continue to capture our

a psychic tells them, readings can

attention.

While no one may ever

truly

know

there are people with the ability to it

is

certain that

magic and mystery behind psy-

Because whether you are a skeptic

“We're advisors, guides,” he said. “I love the helping, leaching and

leave the premises.

we’ve seen the same of problems this year as we

"I don’t think

or a believer, no one can ignore his curiosity for the

unknown.

“I think

lems

we

due

said.

are seeing fewer prob-

to

winter

because obviously

it’s

conditions

been a much

meaning everyone who bought a pass should be able to

students at the school. But

park.

have bought passes and deserve a space to park.

oversold,

“We have just under 3,000 spots between all of the lots,” Hunter said. Anyone brave enough to park in a lot

without a designated parking per-

milder winter with less precipita-

mit

tion.”

“It’s a $15 fine with a City of Kitchener parking tag,” he said, adding, “None of that revenue

Snow may

much of

not be as

problem but the crammed.

lots still

a

appear to be

is at

comes

However, despite popular rumours, none of the lots has been

risk

of getting a

into the college,

it all

it’s

done

out of fairness to the people

who

“We

take

no pleasure

the

it’s

mechanisms we have

goes to

Even though lots

one of

to

keep

fine the

all

of the preferred

have been sold out there are

still

parking spaces available on campus, including in Lot

total

1.

a daily parking

was expanded of 360 spaces.

lot, that

Hunter regrets having to

in ticketing

our clients,” he said. “But parking orderly.”

ticket.

the City of Kitchener.”

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year to a

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Dieting can gradually lead to a loss issues such as cessation

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fuels a trust in psychics, is the

visions are a guide to help people

little

they

in the

he said. Merikle added that the need to grab on to certain beliefs, which

member trying to

“It

this,

happen

Valkos, who has given psychic readings for 33 years, attempts ease Kevin Roy’s fears over an upcoming plane trip. The University of Western student was one of many people who asked Valkos questions in the Sanctuary on Jan. 16.

Dan

to

parking a non-issue this winter

problem as in previous winters. A1 Hunter, supervisor of Security Services at Conestoga College, credits maintenance for having the lots

the

will

future,”

He

said.

that

them what

have been added to the lots to indicate where the rows end. These pro-

of a

“This year physical resources and

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makes

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happen you must

tell

make decisions for yourself. “A psychic is nothing more than

use more.

ability to

in their life.

tell

questions.

business student,

know why some people drawn to psychics, he agreed it has to do with an individual’s natural need for answers and certainty are so

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Despite the

overall

people,

Star presented the it

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contest.

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Kraler,

counsellor

a

Student Services, explains

why

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TV series Our

are

obsessing with physical

still

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beauty.

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still

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very focused on (beau-

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important to us,” she said.

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Award-winning comedian rocks the Sanctuary By Vanessa Laye

because they (the students) are in classroom mode. It takes time to

January, because having a quality

Conestoga College’s student lounge was full of laughs as comedian Rick Bronson took the mic on Jan. 23. The Montreal-born comic was

loosen them up.”

rest of the

named

University and

this years

College Comedian of the Year, for the

fourth

straight

Canadian

Campus

year by the

Organization

of

(COCA).

Activities

His favourite subject was the

was diagnosed with

disease he

at

Through

hilarious

the

of his

telling

story-

on

currently

is

At the age of his

start

Everyone

therapeutic.”

with

act

subjects

his

ranging from sex and drugs to college life and our American neighbours. “I don’t

prepare for a show,” he

up there and have

said. “I just get

wing it. I do whatever makes it more fun for me.” To get the crowd’s attention Bronson spontaneously went after male student in the front row who was doing math work, fun.

I

because he was sick. However, the event, sponsored by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), was more worthwhile to have this semester, said CSI vice-president Jody Andruszkiewicz. “Last semester we were very heavy with events,” he said. “I think he (Bronson) would have been lost in the shuffle. He had a

few minutes is like pulling teeth,” he said. “Doing a show during the day is tough first

new

better focus starting of the

Bronson has been performing

at

the college for the past six years,

come

to get

him

to

back.

“In the future,

come

to

him

better for

it’s

the

in

third

week of

Fox flashes back By Vanessa Laye life all

(Geoff Pierson) and

their father R.T.

over again with

downs of That ’80s

the ups and

Show.

Show whole new

Roger

under the same roof.

lives

with them

success as the key to a good

San Diego

in

20-year-olds as

bop

they

to

the

music from the Go Go’s, Michael Jackson and many others. It’s a full house with the main character Corey (Glenn Howerton), Katie (Tinsley Grimes),

very

rare

to

capture (a

is

in a

filled the Sanctuary with laughter during performance on Jan. 23. (Photo by Brendan Collins)

his hilarious

standing ovation) on film,” said forget or do again.

moment out. He

His most embarrassing

and the Travel Channel featured in his

As

own half-hour stand-up special on CBC’s Comic and is the writer-

luck

75-year-old lady in the audience,

producer and

$50-billion

almost knocking her unconscious. It is something he said he’ll never

which is now playing on the Outdoor Life Network in Canada

was when first starting dropped a microphone stand on

a

Currently he

is

of the Tourist,

star

define or relate to as real friend-

mohawk-haired, punk rocker that

er hangs out with his

life.

The show revolves around Corey, a whiny wannabe musician, who was just dumped by his beautiful

piercing,

facial

infuriates

Corey

with her dark disposition.

little sister at

home watching

the bar and at

night-

time soap operas?

music

non-existent

his

Corey decides

what older broth-

ships. First of all,

to take a risk

The only happens

emotion

life-like

when

is

that

fun-loving

the

and tryout the marketing job his dad

blondes Katie and Sophia add a

offered him.

tle

After a day of trying to

come up

with slogans for his dad's invention

Gut Whacker,

Corey

lit-

show with Sophia making the moves on Katie, kissing her at the kitchen table. Even though spice to the

bisexual girlfriend Sophia (Britney

the

Daniel),

before his dad can give him the

looped from drinking wine coolers

boot.

all

Corey’s only sanctuary

Records. That was until his love

job

music store Permanent

at the local

of

his

is

boss

summer

(stand-up

comic

The

characters in this

quits

show give

There are no relationships that the audience can

off cold vibes.

Katie

is

a

and very

flattered

little

day long, she has no problem

showing Sophia to the door. Corey goes back to his low paying job at Permanent Records and does-

in the U.S.

for his future plans, he

on want is

“I

hopes

his side. to

go to Vegas apd win on blackjack and

never be seen or heard of again,” he said wishfully.

new

Margaret Smith) hires a new girl named Tuesday (Chyler Leigh), a

With

cial

set in

“It’s

career,

and

is

Comedian Rick Bronson

received a standing ovation.

decade that sees finan-

man

look, an older cast

takes

it

Bronson has since performed around North America and has worked with many comedians including Phyllis Diller, and Denis Leary, and has opened for the famous Smothers Brothers. However, his most memorable experience was the one-hour special he did for CTV and the Comedy Network, where he

determined to be a corpo-

he

rate

similar,

still

we do know

that

The sitcom

sister

Why

living

but has a

is

984, where you follow the lives of

his

all

spinoff from Fox’s That

the rocking tunes of the ’80s.

1

Shin),

remains a question, but

The new ’70s

is

to the ’80s with

Corey’s best friend Roger (Eddie

Experience

is

Bronson.

year.”

and the CSI was glad

instead of watching the show.

“The

at the col-

cel

Bronson delivered an unpredictable

perform

lege in September, but had to can-

owner loved me,” he

form and shape, but

skill.”

to originally

in

Nest.

born with a gift and Bronson's. “Being funny is a natural gift,” he said. “It’s something you have to

it’s

club

Comedy

foot in the door and

being funny

north eastern United States, was

Bronson. “Plus,

Bronson got

local

said.

humour about my disease and awareness at the same said

my

“I got

the local club

tour throughout Ontario and the

time,”

15.

a

at

Montreal called the

the age of 17, Crohn’s disease. “I create

semester’s entertain-

ment,” said Andruszkiewicz.

experiences,

life

Bronson would stop and ask those walking in on the show how they were doing. All replied back, but not one asked how he was doing. “I’m great, thanks for asking!” he would reply sarcastically. This became an ongoing theme during hiS act. Bronson, who

performer like Rick sets up the

sitcom

n’t recognize

Tuesday’s new look.

After being teased on the

first

day

Tuesday decided to let her hair down and takes out some of her Corey’s facial piercing. and Tuesday’s facial expressions show there

is

some kind of chemistry

between them. As they

say,

oppo-

sites attract.

Overall, the plot

show

is

is

good, but the

definitely suited for an older

crowd, as some of the jokes and

songs are unfamiliar to today’s But the bangles, big hair,

teens.

wacky

outfits

and music scream the

'80s in this sitcom full of funny

puns.

HOROSCOPE By Daniel Roth

struggles have not

gone unnoticed.

Luckiest day: February

Week of Feb. 4

-

10,

2002 Gemini:

May

21

-

June

If

it

seems

family are going to want to celebrate

happening, don’t combine them as

will surely

Aries:

be happy.

March 21

-

April

one big problem. Deal with each problem separately. Luckiest day: February

try

something creative

Cancer: June 22

inspired to

this

relationship with a family

week.

or a close friend will be getting stronger.

Luckiest day: February 4.

There

July

be a sudden and dramatic change in your life. Over the next week concentrate on the larger tasks at hand, don’t sweat over the

-

May

soon

be

Taurus: April 20

-

A

member

little

will

things.

Luckiest day: February

9.

20

You

will

rewarded for all the hard work you have done. All of your efforts and

Leo: July 23 -August 22 It is

August 23

-

September 22

A to

time to resolve an

inner conflict. If you have

you

21

-

your situation as early as next week. Luckiest day: February

»

love or trust

you

maintain a positive outlook on

life

on

its

way.

Luckiest day? February is

10.

You ties

going

in

are going to enjoy

November December 21

Sagittarius:

22

-

A group of close friend are going to pull together

and help

Luckiest day: February

M

ing. Financial matters will start to

get better this week.

Pisces:

February

Conflict

a learning experience for the future.

astrology

You

issues for three years.

6.

-

may

erupt this

If

be done. Luckiest day: February

19

you keep an open mind and don't confuse yourself by over-anaweek.

struggles

Luckiest day: February

6.

March 20

September 23 October 22 If you are having a conflict with someone, it will soon be over. A close friend will help you to focus on what has to Libra:

The

a relationship or friendship

you with any problems you are hav10.

-

will be getting stronger.

Jl

you have not been seeing eyeto-eye with someone know that your problems are going to soon

Aquarius: January 20

February 18 a relatively problem-free week.

happiness will arrive sooner.

be restored.

be over. Luckiest day: February

relief is

5.

feeling

are

If

life,

If

8.

19

You could be

Virgo:

Scorpio: October 23

If

your

5.

like there are

a lot of struggles and challenges

You

111^ November

trapped by everything going on in

friends will help you.

Luckiest day: February

21

of your friends and

with you.

come

the best time to

out with your situation. Your true

Happy Birthday Aquarius! You are going to have an amazing birthday. All

been hiding something for a while,

now would be

5.

lyzing the situation everything will

4.

be fine by the weekend. Capricorn:

22

-

December

Luckiest day: February

6.

January 19

Any

challenges

or

you are going through are

will notice

an improvement

in

Daniel Roth

is

nalism student

a second-year jour-

who has

studied^

and other clairvoyant


Fan favourites a baseman Mo Vaughn and Roberto Alomar

you arc a diehard baseball fan you are having trouble keeping track of the players on your favourite

Chances

are that even if

first

problems

team.

Blue Jays’ fans have watched horror as the

2002.

in

Yankfces,

new general manag-

stinging

Ricciardi, dismantled the

J.P.

er,

avoid similar

to

their

team, which lost more than $70 million last season.

Gone

are

Gonzalez, Billy Koch and Paul with little coming back Quantri 1 1

in return.

Fans attacked Ricciardi and Blue Jays' president Paul Godfrey in a recent chat session on bluejays. com.

Not one comment made

in the

The

Arizona Diamondbacks, large

number of

Both Ricciardi and Godfrey indepth any giving avoided answers to questions and repeat-

John

lost

and

Robin

Ventura.

baseman Tino Martinez

First

com-

most soughtafter free agent of 2001 Jason Giambi. Giambi was lured away from the Oakland Athletics - the only team he'd ever played for by the Yankees’ successful track record and a paycheque too large for the Athletics to compete with.

over baseball. It is the same Both New York teams have made

The World Series champion Diamondbacks hold a dubious mark that reflects how baseball

commented

that they

knew

what they were doing better than any fan could possibly understand and to give them the benefit of the doubt.

may be

That but

they

when

true in

aren't

most cases anyone

fooling

they talk of the Jays

peting in 2002. all

significant winter.

roster

changes

this

\

was replaced by

the

has changed over the past decade. A mere 16 per cent of the play-

offensive teams in baseball last

on the D-Backs’ roster made their major league appearance

year.

with Arizona.

The Mets were one of (he worst

They have added the big bats of

ers

That

is

four players out of a 25-

2002 while other teams million.

overpay Karsay, Sterling

Hitchcock so they can obtain their

The World Series champion Diamondbacks hold a dubious mark that

a

They were quickly replaced by

million in

have salaries around $30 The Yankees simply players such as Steve and Wells David services.

reflects

how

baseball

has changed over

minor leagues.

players but

The percentage of

talents.

salary (relatively speaking)

which

helps to offset the high salaries

The ball

is

$200,000.

average salary for a base-

player in 2001

was

on teams who won the World

Series has been dwindling drasti-

slightly

more than $2 million and players such as Texas Ranger shortstop Alex Rodriguez makes close to $20 million dollars a year. Unfortunately the trend has begun where teams who win the World Series are basically buying

The New York Yankees have a $150

payroll that will be nearly

Game.

11

made

of the 13 hitters

their debuts with the

Yankees. the main reasons why Yankees have been the most successful team ever in Major League Baseball is because of

One of

the

Braves

won

their ability

to develop All-Star

players such as Yogi Berra, Joe

Between 1990 and 1995. 53 per cent of players on the World Series winning team made their debuts with that same team.

DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, among others.

From 1997- 2001, only 32 of players were

cent

their original

still

per

In earlier

teams

with

relied

more

ability to draft solid

World Series. The Yankees started the trend in 996. In 996 72 per cent of their

the

1

years

heavily on their

team when they won

players and develop

1

them.

players were obtained in trades, by free agency or on waivers - a

percentage that was equaled in 1997 by the Florida Marlins.

Since the baseball strike in 1994 league has struggled and

the

use 48 per cent of original players while the number dipped to 39 per cent in 1999 and 32 per cent in

worked hard at getting fans to return to the game. This past year gave hope that fans had finally forgiven sins of

2000

the past.

In

1998 the Yankees managed

In

to

.

earlier

years

more heavily on

it.

used

debuts with them.

make.

In baseball, the starting salary for a rookie player

original play-

World Series with 61 per cent of their team having made their

When a player finally makes it to the majors they receive a low

that veteran players

their

.

In 1995, the Atlanta

school and college and then send them to the minor leagues to

develop their

trade

either

the

In baseball, as with most sports, teams draft players out of high

1961 Yankees used 68 per cent and 67 per cent, respectively.

The 1951 Yankees won the World Series with a team comprised of 62 per cent of original

They then

cally since 1996.

the past decade.

The 1981 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers used 58 per cent of players who made their debuts with them. The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates and

good young players - in most cases - or let them rot in the

ers

players. Players

Wal

wondering why

still

the acquisitions of Rondell White,

Vander

maybe

this is significant.

from World

such as Paul O'Neill, Scott Brosius and Luis Sojo retired rather than try and hook on with another team - preferring to go out as part of the Yankees’ recent dynasty than prolong their dwindling careers.

roster.

people

the hands of the

hour-long session was positive regarding the cost-cutting maneuvers and loss of popular players.

edly

That means that 84 per cent of the players were acquired cither through trades, free agency or on waivers. Some

man

Series defeat at

Alex

favourites

fan

in

thing of the past

draft

solid

teams relied

their ability to

players and develop

But how long can they be counted on to remain when they can't recognize the players on the field?

them.

Set. Discount.

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— Page 12

Over 100 Employers in

Full-Time, Contest,

a single location

Summer and

New Location!

w

Part-Time Jobs

RIM Park WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit Doon Campus - Student Employment (Rm. 2B04) Waterloo Campus - Student Services Guelph Campus - Main Office or www.partnersd4employment for Job Fair information and updates!

What

is

TIPS

Job Fair?

An opportunity for students

and alumni

to

network with

potential employers

An opportunity to investigate and research career options An event that helps you to obtain information from employers on: Career Opportunities

Corporate Culture

Educational Requirements

Job Requirements Industry Trends

Industry

Growth

Salary Expectations

*

,

How to

Skills

and Qualifications

run throughout the day

Doon Campus

(see schedule for your

Doon Campus buses will pick

off at

^

up and drop

To

once in the morning and once in will run

_

the afternoon

Guelph Campus buses will pick up and drop off at Guelph Campus main entrance

Fair as well)

Research employer information available in Student Employment Update your resume and cany some at the Fair Prepare a business card to give employers a snapshot of your qualifications list

of questions

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

Driving to

10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

map

11:30 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Guelph Campus 9:30 a.m. :00 p.m.

1

1:00 p.m.

1 1

:30 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Waterloo Campus Access to the bus is provided (See from either WLU or details on Flyers posted at Waterloo Campus)

UW

to ask

employers

Dress and conduct yourself professionally Exude enthusiasm and self confidence Be positive and smile

Depart from Job Fair

Door #2

Conestoga College Guelph Campus buses

Pick up an Employer Guidebook at Student Employment or at the Main Office at Guelph Campus in advance of Job Fair (available at RIM Park on the day of the

Job Fair

will run four times

during the day

organizations

Prepare a

FREE transportation will

Doon Campus buses

Attend a “Maximizing Job Fair” Workshop in the LRC: January 24 at 5:00 p.m, and February 4 at 2:00 p.m. Visit our Web site at www.partners4emplovment .ca for a list of participating

Target potential employers

get to Job Fair:

campus) Conestoga College

for Preparation:

at:

RIM Park?

See their interactive

city.waterloo.on.ca./rimpark


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