Conestoga grows with new programs
By Laurie Vandenhoff
interested in apprenticeships. to
from high school The goal of the program
individuals for apprenticeships. The college is also hoping to grow with the addition of these
be considered “red sealed,” meaning certification will be recognized
two trades. “Out of the 25 colleges in the province, we’re number 5,” said Zawada. “We’ve been one of the
across the country.
these trades will
ticipates in the
with 10 other colleges Algonquin, Cambrian, Canadore, ing
“Welding was very employer or specific,” said Zawada. “Now we’ll have a trade that’s broader in scope and will be appli-
The machine tool builder/integranew apprenticeship being
tor is a
and Niagara Colleges will be working with Conestoga to develop the trade
they don’t plan to stop there.
in is the
automotive area with truck and coach mechanic,” said Zawada.
“The projection from the trucking tremendous shows industry
demand over lead
Carpentry students take part in scenario
have to update the technoloZawada. “The govern-
students were involved for the first time in the accident sce-
the colleges to receive this
“We’ll have to justify to the government and the community that there is a real need for it and that we should be the ones getting
that the industry
ment is realizing it and making some money available.” However, there is competition
and integration of autoin advanced
one of many
(Photo by Janine Toms)
and third-year students took three days to create the 12 wall sections and two the in used doorways first-
Zawada. “Their committees work
very closely with the ministry to
considered a threat
identify the content of the training
“We are in the business to train and we will train young people to
will retain the finished products
be employable,” he said. “We’re here to work within the community
instructor .Andres Balodis.
work with us to
supply services to them.”
by Hans Zawada, chair of and apprenticeships at Conestoga Coilege. that the carpentry program would be partictold
ipating in the scenario Feb. 7.
The law and
for further use,
has a practical
better than just an
exercise," he said.
would be happy
Balodis, who’s been teaching
work.” Balodis said. “We were happy to be of service to the col-
and Gerry Martin were
But as Zawada pointed out. the community and the industry will ultimately benefit from these
campus on and off
"We’ve done a
the industry for the industry.” said
“Apprenticeships are set up by
wears shorts year-round.
order to prepare them
funded through the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund. A portion of the at used be will $134,000 aging renew to Conestoga
mind the d hj^ di^snl ““
the next five years.”
Along with being awarded trades,
filentrical engineering student John Gobi walks _ around the college on a (^lly morning Jan. 31. Gohl, who
involves the building,
mated systems used manufacturing. 1:
colleges in appren-
The college currently offers 13 trades, with new ones being added
cable right across the country.”
ticeships in the province.”
While the welding apprenticeship has been around for many years, it has never actually been regulated. Conestoga will be work-
Fleming and Sheridan,
gram, said Zawada, schools and
apprenticeships at the colleges, Conestoga will oversee the development and will submit the plans to the ministry for final
deemed a red sealed trade, they may work in any province that par-
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship proindustries
/ondors take silver medal.
Zawada. “We’re although we have been
their kids into apprenticeships.”
deal with an
promoting apprenticeships more over the last few years, there is still a reluctance by parents to send
leges in the province.
with the help of several other col-
But with the creation of the
Hans Zawada, chair of trades and
has passion woodworking.
that there aren’t a lot
Development that will see the creation of two new certified trades. Welding and machine tool
Conestoga has been chosen to head the creation of the curriculum
But what the industry
lead the Apprenticeship Program
college as early as this
grow following a recent announcement from the province’s Ministry and of Training, Colleges
rated into the trades offered at the
facturing, businesses are continu-
ing to spend
open new summer camp.
offered at Conestoga College will
The college has been chosen
need on the job.” Despite a slowdown
The number of apprenticeships
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Balodis said he or the program to help out
Please see the Feb. 18 edition of Spoke for full coverage of the scenario.
— SPOKE, Feb.
ory leadershrp race delays applied degrees By Marc Hu let
quiet,” he said,
were any major opposition during
Conestoga College’s Board of Governors met on Jan. 28 to deal
college charter, Conestoga’s appli-
two applied degrees and an economic impact survey. College President John Tibbits started the meeting by updating the council on the status of the col-
have a leader by
hoped which time the House sit again and continue with required second and third read-
with various issues including the cations for
Tibbits said he
going to bet on fall,” he said.
bers that the goal of
becoming a had hit a
minor snag when Queen’s Park prorogued current parliamentary meetings, pending the outcome of the Conservative
reading before the House stopped sitting.
public by the government about the
“They can't approve more than 12 because we are in a pilot project,” he said. “Obviously we don’t care about the 12, we care about
do need, and we want
- would be
benefit to the local
The University of Waterloo’s
was put up on
so that competitors could
are in a competitive
put the whole proposal of each col-
Web, but they put more
“The government is going to try and have a decision made before
lege on the
Tibbits then spoke to the board
about the college’s bids to offer two
the leadership convention,” Tibbits
for a fact that there are people look-
Systems in for Technology Advanced Manufacturing and Integrated Telecommunications and degrees
more applied degrees refused to give any
Tibbits said the provincial gov-
approve up to 12 applied degrees but his main concern is seeing that Conestoga’s two will
proposals were highly regarded by Tibbits said further discussion of the
proposal would continue
for our competition to
are going to do,” he said.
more than $1
Tibbits also informed the board of the college’s plan to have an eco-
nomic impact study done. The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier had similar studies
billion towards the
generated about $300 million. “I think that our
from the University of preparing was Waterleo, Smith,
University of Waterloo $75,000 but said the assessment for Conestoga would be less. He said the assessment would be useful if the college decides to do
during a closed meeting.
have made a decision but I would prefer not to say it in an open forum because it’s not a good idea
May, but on the
we wanted them
Computer Engineering. ernment
He also said the college make another proposal
study showed that they generated
process,” Tibbits said.
have the deci-
had on the
mation leaking out would allow other colleges to borrow from their
that that information
would be of community.
the proposed degrees
worried that too
part of the approval process,
proposal disappointed Tibbits.
colleges need to demonstrate that
timeframe for passage of the charter would likely be late spring but more likely - if you are
changes to the charter that would see Conestoga become a
The amount of information made
current applications are selected.
they obtain their
status as a polytechnic institute.
Showing the impact of the college on the local economy would help local companies see the benefits in donating to Conestoga.
Board hears updates on building projects and enrolment By Marc Hulet
phase 2 and phase 3 (a
At the Board of Governors meeting on Jan. 28, members were informed on the status of the various building projects around the college and on enrolment figures. David Putt, director of physical resources, spoke to the board in
Putt then updated the board on the construction of the Superbuild addition.
1/2-storey addition should
m. addition cost almost $4.5 mil-
also be ready by late July or August. Once completed, the building will become a link between the recreation centre and the nursing wing. “Once this Superbuild project is finished, you would be able to go into Door 1 in technology and actually walk out the front door of the
regards to the building projects. Putt said construction on the third phase of the college’s' residence
and conference centre should be completed by late July or August.
said the six-storey,
“That’s another 96 added beds,” Putt said of phase three,
gives us in the original residence.
- once we’ve ramp which isn’t prut project - without getting centre
are one of the
the total cost of the
covering 110,000 sq.
Here are a few paraphrased ideas: Respect for the other person ~ no put downs, no insults, appreciation of different needs and beliefs and recognition of the possible need for separate as well as together time. Safety is of utmost importance - no emotional or physical violence. If there is even fear, there already is hurt. Caring behaviour and emotional support such as listening without judging or blaming and encouraging each other’s interests. Inclusive decision-making regardless of earnings, compromising differences avoiding a win/lose result. including the capacity to share feelings, to be listened and willingness to be
to attentively without giving advice (unless sought),
assertive about expressing needs.
available to assist you with relationship issues.
from Student Services (Room 2B02)
(bachelor of science
saw 35 of
Harris said the most intriguing enrolment numbers came from international education.
also said that the college paid
tion is the increase in international
for every square foot, while other colleges paid from $175 to
education where there has been a in increase per cent 45 enrolment from January 2001 to
College registrar Fred Harris then informed the Board of Governors the
told the board that the retenrate
number of international Conestoga
January 2002,” he said. That increase brings the
to 2 1
The next Board of Governors meeting will be held on the Monday in March.
that being a full-time student bring. A local Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Barbara Pressman, developed a list of primary principles for a
counsellor at your
college’s first degree pro-
Communication includes affection and sexual expression. These need to fit the needs of each couple and be mutually
for,” Putt said.
$650 per square
director of physical
Being a student and in a committed relationship can bring enjoyment and pleasure and also feel conflictual in terms of responsibilities and demands on time. A healthy relationship is more likely to withstand the pressures and
amount they paid. “We are one of the few colleges that are actually building the numsaid
build for the
filled in the
wet,” Putt said.
actually building the
thought they could afford for the
SPOKE, Feb. mmm,
Forum eases the tension By Laurie Vandenhoff
information to students about
students are prepared, these nerv-
ous tendencies can he overcome. Mechanical engineering technol-
ogy students were given'the opportunity to face their fears by attending a Job information forum at Conestoga Ct)llege's Doon campus on .Ian. 30. Faculty and Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members helped organize the event that welcomed industry
In particular the
new concepts regarding
to get Jobs,” said
Sweaty palms, chewed fingernails and dizziness are all too often elements ol' a Job interview. However,
— Page 3
and Job searching.
did participate learned a
number of guidelines on what to do and not do when looking for a Job. The majority of arrived were
salaries be di.scusscd.
ing to students what
when interviewing co-op prospects. Bob Van Slyck, president of a pri-
the students that
tance of researching
summer. “We want to do anything we can to help them get over that nervous-
for a Job.
an important step that some
Rockwell Automation, hires
majority of personnel
company and offered number of tips on how
neering courses chose not to come,
mean faculty and PAC members won’t hold the event
resume and conduct an interview. He warned students that he usually only spends 25-30 seconds glancing at each resume and how dangerous one spelling mistake
ing to help students in Job search
vate recruiting agency and a the
who to use for referenees and when in an interview can interview,
to look for their first
things that caused students most anxiety showed in their questioning - what to wear to an
Industry reps helped, by explain-
this year’s turnout
While most students may have
looking for Jobs, the event
was simply an information
“For those that participated today,
The PAC members
Wawzonek. “Many of
sometimes an hour of searching can
make all the difference. Rob Page, human resources man-
been to a technical Job
are very will-
was going on, but
they chose in
Classes were not cancelled for the
event, but mo.st
Just because the majority of
and interview techniques, and Fm sure they will want to consider doing it again next year,” he said.
“Hopefully they’ll come away more sure of themselves,” said the students
Conestoga perseveres through snow and rain By
two days of heavy and freezing rain, Conestoga College was able to remain relatively accident free. On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, poor weather brought our unusually Despite
winter to an abrupt
charge of deciding
harsh enough to close
They review impending
weather 24-hours a day, contact authorities
rounding area to see
be offering services, and
sure changing conditions will not leave students stranded at school.
a relatively good
remained open through all of it, except on Thursday night when all evening classe.s were cancelled due lo ihe freezing rain. As well, the accident scenario and
process in place,” Milner said. “Decisions to close the college are taken seriously, and a lot of thought is put into it.” Because many of the staff
Temptation, an evening activity
involved live in different
organized by the Conestoga
they are at an advantage as they
soccer team, were both cancelled
instructors could not
the conditions are in
from out of town. Also, the campus was closed on
snow has fallen, there has been some incidents of students triple
parking in the
“There were no big problems,” said A1 Hunter, supervisor of
causes a problem for students
close the college at the drop of a hat,
Minimal damage was caused to a vehicle parked in Lot 0 after a sign fell onto the car on Friday. Winds were estimated to have reached 70 km/h. “We got a huge number of phone calls Friday morning,” 1
Hunter said. are cancellations Usually recorded on the automated voice messaging system heard when
and employees who need to leave school to go to work or pick up their children but cannot get out
Students can tune
mistakenly said programs
I 88.3 I
would not be running that day. The station later retracted and
I 96.7 I
Conestoga College a suc-
The Team 1
locations west of Toronto, with the
a project at
club in Kitchener fizzled because the
Conestoga eollege president John Tibbits and asked about possibly
camp to Conestoga. known Deverill for years.”
bringing the “I’ve
Tibbits said. “He’s a quality person
his operation is
underutilized in the
only closed once in the
was an opportunity
years, said Barry Milner,
use,” he said. “This
er of physical resources.
panel of staff at the school ^
technology wing and com-
puter labs over the summer.
involved in the college. Deverill stressed the camp’s focus
previous unused parts of the campus
Tibbits said he decided the college
will run nine,
to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
p.m., with extended hours
so this it
for the college because there will
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“This Joint venture
between Planet Kids and Conestoga College will not only enhance the
counsellors, and De\’erill will hire
college’s rating, but will enable us to
consist of previous
Despite our Canadian climate. Conestoga’s Doon campus has
they aren’t learning in classrooms.”
currently operates seven
camps. According to Martin, a lot of the endeavours will involve local
should become involved
Kids will make Conestoga’s original summer camp better by utilizing
For the older campers, there will also be computer and multimedia
and Planet Kids operations. The
Deverill and Martin hope Planet
“With a variety of fun programs,
kids will be learning about things
and a likeness for the college
who may someday come
well-respected in Ontario.”
sions between July 2 and Aug. 30.
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cess for the community, the college
However, many students were confused to whether or not the
was open Friday
of these stations to
88.3 CJIQ, the college radio sta-
Tony Martin, with Planet
Kid’s senior director, Jeff Deverill,
summer camp hopefully be hundreds of kids here
fellow students,” Hunter said.
and Conestoga College’s director be a success this summer.
minutes to get situated and find a parking spot out of respect for
of their spot. “Allow yourself a few extra
Students can akso listen for cancellations
Scores of children will invade Conestoga College this July when Planet Kids summer camp comes to the campus. Conestoga College’s director of
calling the college.
hope the Planet Kids summer camp
Like winters past,
Planet Kids’ senior director Jeff Deverill
childhood education and recreation and leisure programs. The camp is
geared toward children aged five through 14. and is split into groups
to Deverill, the
campers will enjoy mostly acti\e and quiet games, field sports and arts and crafts. There will be a new program every week. De\ erill cited flexibility and choice as most important to older kids.
There will be a greater focus on “It is a more complicated
program because motor
of our students over the
hire all staff. Information will
posted on the
etkids.com. and throughout the col-
Immediate information can be -877-322phoning 5437. Interested applicants must be between the ages of 7 and 26 and lege.
have a police check done to ensure a clean record. Applications and refer-
ences will be thoroughly reviewed. All staff must complete a mini-
32-hour training period, as
— SPOKE, Feb.
1 For The last 'Tme.mr. prime
Animal parts not
Transplantation of animal body parts into humans,
human organ donations worldwide,
to the shortage
transplantation, could be a
M lMlSlER. The miK DOES
involve public health
extremely high financial costs and profound ethical issues. However, even the most brilliant minds in the world of science can’t
answer with certainty where race
new technique would
use. Xenotransplantation could solve
were widely put into
could also open the door to a whole bunch of others.
animal-to-human transplant occurred in 1906, when the French surgeon Mathieu Jaboulay implemented a pig’s kidney into a
woman. The patient didn't survive. Over the past two decades there have been about 40 animal-tohuman transplants, mostly in the U.S. and India. However, they also ended with the deaths of the patients. Perhaps the most famous case was in 1 984, when a two-week-old child with a fatal heart defect received the organ of a young baboon. Baby Fea survived for three weeks before her
Of all the past.
that they only
a time, scientists have concluded that pigs
have one offspring
entists fear that using pigs as
a better choice.
pigs’ anatomies are also strikingly similar to
rejected the organ.
of ethical issues related to the fact that baboons
are genetically close to
animals, baboons and pigs were the most likely organ donors in
organ donors could trigger a pandemic of
Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine
President Dr. Andre Menache, the transplantation would be extremely
dangerous because nobody knows what these viruses would do once they enter the
Scientists also considered generic altering of pig organs
DNA to reduce the risks of rejection of transplanted
them with human
There’s an old saying:
tion would not be completely safe. More likely, it would open the doors
U.S. military. Early in January, following a law-
to other issues such as altering
the natural order of differences between species and a risk of
ease caused by
viruses that the animals
unknown and unexplored
McSally of the U.S.
American forces must wear their
About two years ago, more than 100 farmers died in Malaysia after being bit by mosquitoes carrying a virus thought to originate from pigs. Until then, the virus called nipah was completely unknown to scientists.
longer required to wear traditional
Therefore, even organs, the
recipient of these organs
tored for the rest of his or her
into every part of the
These suspicions were raised
doesn’t reject animal
after the case in the early 1990s,
the negative sides of xenotransplantation, medical exper-
iments related to this
are being carried out
makes drugs required by funds these experiments. They seem to be justified
Novartis, a multinational Swiss firm that
considering that 25 per cent of Canadians waiting for heart and liver transplants will die before receiving one and the waiting ‘
not likely save anyone’s ly
used, the reason will
Instead of wasting
for a kid-
sion and have ordered
this decision as
such as Saudi governing as an insult
permission to those armed forces visiting their country to
way of life.
This law has been implemented to
homeland. The military dress code for
ated years ago to keep U.S. service-
ment should be
women away from
religious poUce, or potential terror-
But, she added, “If you’re going to
The U.S. the robe
in researching this risky
began during the 1990-1991
Persian Gulf War itary
the U.S. mil-
stationed in Saudi Arabia.
not meant to discriminate, but to
keep them out of harm’s way and
Saudi Arabian governments hasn’t
help them to
been good since the Sept. 1 1 ist attacks on American soil.
with Saudi culture
cized police actions in Riyadh, the
proud American forces, but when
are required to
capital city of Saudi Arabia, for not
off-duty the law of Saudi Arabia
dress as regular citizens, wearing
arresting people believed to be asso-
should be applied.
affected by dress codes.
The U.S. media has
have also been
mainly funded from September
ment from Conestoga Students
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allowed to represent their country, as
in the military
are off base,
military requirement for
in benefiting patients.
Arabia was cre-
Women’s Resources group at Doon campus, said wearing the garthe
Islamic law in Saudi Arabia states
help keep the peace in the Saudi
of the individual.
must wear the robe
Student Services and a
and do as the law
in other countries to help
Joan Magazine, a counsellor in
Franks, head of
and are now
Saudi robe, while other military
in the military, but others,
into perfecting human organ transplantation and concentrate on the production of more effective drugs to help a patient’s immune system
a time to support the fight against
highly dangerous technique, these companies should put their
big deal over the garment issue.
have gone against the recent deci-
definitely not a time to cre-
called abaya, a
step in the right direction for U.S.
more disagreement by making a
U.S. troops based in Saudi Arabia
heavy black head-to-toe robe.
likely lie in profits for the giant
money and time
regardless of religion, nationality or
four to five years.
the technique ever
work successfully in another country, you have to be able to work with
negative sides, xenotransplantation will
an attempt to comply with
Some may view
The patient survived for 70 days after transman plantation. But at autopsy, baboon DNA was found in every tissue of the patient’s body. It infiltrated his heart, lungs, kidneys and lymph nodes. received a baboon
to the Saudi religious
Saudi Arabia are no
porters of Islamic law
to be Saudi citizens.
Prince Abdullah, have denied the those claim and accusations involved in the attacks were not sup-
ing military busi-
thaiThalf of the 19 hijackers
officials are trying to tell the
with the terrorist attacks.
immune system. But even if generic altering could be made possible some day, animal-to-human organ fransplanta-
organs by a patient’s I
U.S. military should follow traditions
(such as a photograph).
Feb. 11, 2002
— Page 5
News Psychic offers life improvements
choose to be positive, you can be.” He added that whatever kind of energy we put out comes back to
By Julianna Kerr Psychic entertainer Dan Valkos
a lasting impression on his
eontinuing education students
Valkos said there
to is yourself,”
learned to develop
automatically gives us the
helped us find our way to a quiet
he said. "But
guided meditation. Music played softly in the background as he
Valkos then led the class on a
normal research. The former biochemistry major was once the
this field existed.”
“try” from their vocabulary,
got involved in the field of para-
biggest skeptic of
students eliminate the
English language he hales.
workshop on Feh. 2. "The best psyehic you ean ever
place within ourselves.
Canada from the United States 18 years ago. He is currently teaching workshops at
lowers blood pressure, helps with stress and makes a person’s alti-
about 25 Canadian colleges. His
Everyone should meditate three times every week.
have been available Conestoga for seven years. classes
tude and outlook more positive.
Valkos has a great deal of experiin the field of paranormal
Psychic students (from acquired meditation
Doon on Feb.
own concept of our
limits US is our
way, Valkos launched the class into an examination of psychic abili-
be open-minded, but also to think
you started - to get you going on developing your instincts,” he said. “As far as Tm eoneerned. everybody in this class is psychic.” Valkos said everyone has unlimjob here today
only thing that
he said. “Prove
song Harvest Moon, and your bass player saved up enough to purchase that Fender amp. Now, if you could just stop using your dad’s garage as your studio and instead take your act on the road. The Canadian Guitar Players
an information united voice for
and a Canadian guitar players active the music industry. source
think about our and ourselves comes true.
Jean Woolner and Michelle Kahl practise
be standard of
Menkal aims to promote learning and education and guitar playing as a profession.
order to keep
member minimum, we rely
costs to a bare
heavily on personal and corporate
also take on the
association’s objectives are
somebody else the make your life miser-
able,” he said. “Fill with love.” Filling homes and
when active in the industry. Members encourage learning and
to ask questions.”
“Everyone has the right to be miserable,” he said, “but if you
of fellow while conducting them-
selves in an honest and respectful manner. A member of the CGPA
does not engage in, or condone, unlawful practices. Publication of the first Guitar Player’s Newsletter occurs this
month and includes with
some great well-known
By Julianna Kerr
Emmett and David
In addition to various services that
can benefit a musician,
bership carries with it a certain amount of clout throughout the industry.
a guitar player
nized as a ing
The association promotes
playing to the aspiring musician and professionalism is key when
for www.guitarassociation.org information about the organiza-
and to utilize the services offered such as a members’ chat room and message boards. MP3s,
follow a code of conduct to ensure a high standard of industry eti-
an Internet radio station, as well as a guitar software library.
member of the CGPA guitar player who is
behaviour or comments." Conestoga’s human rights policy stems from the Ontario Rights Code, which protects individuals from sexual harassment and discrimination includ-
ing race, ethnic origin, sex. sexual orientation, age and marital status.
“The essence of the policy is Conestoga College is committed to providing a working
and learning environment that is and of discrimination free harassment," Croft said. “An environment where individuals are treated fairly and with respect.”
on resolving human flicts at the earliest
offended by something someone is saying or doing, is
have a chance to review it. she said. It’s important to w'ork together to ensure a positive environment.
Alan Shefman w
ing the w'orkshops.
“Alan has had considerable experience in human rights training within the college and
we want them
OK to ask that person to stop."
university environments.” Croft ’
also the former director
of communications and educalion with the Ontario Human
Rights Commission.” workshops Training
mandatory for all full-time faculty and staff. Individuals who teach on a regular, part-time basis are also encouraged to attend.
"Senior management participated in a training session in November and other college
managers received training January-,’’
“Further training sessions for
"If an individual
Conestoga’s policy w'as recentemployees should
munity for Canadian
In the future, the
ly revised, so
agers to recognize situations that are in contravention of our policy,” she said, “and to take action in
resolved in the earliest Faculty and managers to tools the have should assist students or employees in solving problems of this stages.
a resolution process
on a number of grounds
nition in the industry.
Debra Croft said it’s useful to where workshops provide employees can discuss human faculty
available if the problem persists, but Croft said most conflicts
about to get a boost through faculty and staff at Conestoga.
identified the need to provide a national voice and sense of com-
recognized standards by the industry and offer educational players guitar to programs
chics and there are bad psychics, but the vast majority of them are decent and ethical people. “Psychics offer insight and guidance,” he said. “You must make the decisions and choices yourself.”
People will either respond to positive energy and brighten up, or find an excuse to get out of there and
Valkos said there are good psy-
group actually assists in the exchange of these ideas by helping artists link up via
your instincts," he need to learn how
Negative energy cannot exist in the
brings' attention to lesser-known artists as they struggle for recog-
Lion’s Head. Ont. in December 2001 by president Jan Menkal,
with positive energy and love will help keep negativity at bay.
to provide a national
around us. We let others have an impaet on our emotions.
Valkos said we ereate the world around us with our thoughts. We
musicians everywhere by fostering a sense of community. The CGPA not only encourages players to exchange information
more hopeful and open life. He was teaching students to expand their hearts
(Photo by Julianna Kerr)
I say gospel to your-
not accept everything
those chords to the Neil
the students to
Guitar players By Janine Toms
ing a new.
With the background out of the
and reeorded self-help cassettes. He does readings, classes, lectures past-life regressions, as well as
offered by Valkos were
research, and has published books
through meditation." he said.
employees are scheduled from February through to August to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend."
Popular cartoonists offer advice to aspiring artists your
By Marc Hulet
And keep working and
changing.” Sandra Bell-Lundy, of Between
Think you can make people laugh 365 days a year? That is the daunting task that
Friends, said cartoonists need to
faces each and every cartoonist when they drag themselves out of
bed every morning. Those little strips
draw every day
one of few Canadians syna by dicated major company. Lundy was born She
much blood, sweat and by men and women who
in St. Catharines
and now resides in Welland.
have succeeded in delivering daily chuckles to people in your kitchen and around the world. The first thing any cartoonist will tell you is that cartooning is not all fun and games. Each one will tell you it is a tale of hard
side of contemporary
Heart of the City creator Mark said that making a good
Dilbert creator Scott
Toomey ’s know that
always trying to find her mom a man. “Create as professional a submission package as possible and submit to all the large syndicates.
this industry is
Don’t let rejections get you down,” he said. “Use any constructive criticism to improve
by drawing what
naturally to you, every day,
and being confident that, if it makes you laugh, then it must make other people laugh too,” he
of the best cartoonthe business, such as (Gary)
is that your cartoons have to make other people laugh,” he said. “Other people are not like you. If you create cartoons that you like, you’re probably only
changed the indus-
try a lot, other
than with distribu“In a way,
long ago, cartoonists did everything you see in the strip, includ-
ing drawing, lettering and shading
by hand. “I add the shading dot patterns on my Photoshop using Macintosh, after scanning the line
some knowledge of. “Your readers care about themselves, not you. Readers will perceive as funny anything that hits home, even if it isn’t all that clever by any objective standard,” he said. “Unfortunately, the only person you know well enough to hit home with on a regular basis is yourself. Write about the situations that you have in common also have
with other people.”
a strip that the
use a pattern fill command I created for that
and a dot pattern
Adams said. “My letternow done on the computer,
using Photoshop. I created a font of my letters so I can type them directly onto the scanned
toonists are so high-tech.
of The more than
selves, so they’re likely to prefer a
cartoon about families or work to
also demonstrate leadership in
their schools and/or the college
something weird about a talking lasagna.”
their professions or in the
For more information or nominations forms, contact one
Greg Burns (2000 Winner) Recreation
& Leisure Services
Diane Krafl-MacDonatd - Business Paul Latour (200 1 Winner)
& Prep. Studies
troublesome than via regular mail. “Electronic submission is the best - there is no guessing whether your art will arrive and it is
same-day delivery.” Glasbergen said computers
olutionized the cartooning business. “It
Rudy Hofer - Engineering Technology Edie Torbay, Chair of QA
- Health Science & Community Services Mike Thurnell - Applied Arts
- Academic Support
strips to the syndi-
cate for distribution
of the following committee members:
& Professional Development
Nominations open on January 15, 2002
Nominations close on March
strip artist to
day job of some kind while his comic strip grows a larger client list,” he said. Tatulli
jobs despite having his first cartoon strip published in 1988. He as a post-producer for TV shows, such as A Wedding Story and Trading Spaces.
any chance he could, while working for Pacific Bell. He kept two jobs from 1989 until 1995 when he finally made a good enough living drawing
Glasbergen said there are other for cartoonists to pad their
“Books, calendars and other merchandise featuring your characters may increase your income even further. Very few cartoonists are truly wealthy - filthy rich. Very, very few. There are a handof top syndicated cartoonists
category and a few, like Judge of Beavis and Butthead or Matt Groening of The Simpsons, who score big in television.”
of the genre and a desire to make
clear that hard work, love
people laugh are
nents to succeeding in the comic
uses computers, an
he said. “However, computers are a great way to add colour to your cartoons, animate them, add special effects and there are a variety of programs you can try.” that,”
Adams also uses a number of non-computer related tools to bring the magic of Dilbert to life. “I use a regular
mechanical penwith a hard lead to do the initial pencil work. Then I use a
Adams said there is probably no one clear path to success. “The only absolute rule is that your cartoons have to make other people laugh. When a comic strip works, it’s because of a weird chemistry between the cartoonist’s writing and artwork and subject matter and the audience.” Glasbergen said there is one key point that ists
“Remember that a good cartoona writer who can draw, not an artist who can write, so be sure ist is
funny ideas too.” Bell-Lundy said it is important to find something people can to practise
identify with that being published.
Staedtler pigment liner pen, size
“It is true that the syndicates are
03 for the drawing, and thicker, size 07, pens for filling in black areas,” he said. “ The Staedtler pens are easy to use but do not make the interesting types of pen strokes that other
fill on the comics page. You need to find a void on the comics page and fill that void with your own particular
cartoonists use a tiny brush and India ink. Some use dip pens with
e-mail attachments, pages and Web graphics.” Bell-Lundy agrees that the Web has affected the comic industry, like virtually every other business. essary as a means of distributing
syndicated cartoonists appear in 1,000 newspapers and earn high incomes, but many appear in less than 100 newspapers and earn a very modest liv-
puter graphics, electronic digital
papers his strip appears in. All fees are split 50-50 with the syn-
“You don’t need a computer to draw cartoons. The best cartoons are still drawn by hand at wooden drawing boards and I know of no software program that can replace
about things people can relate to and recognize in their own lives,” he said.
so be sure to practise funny ideas
not forget the basic tools.
“People like to read about them-
programs and whose teaching
identifying with the reader’s life “I think it’s important to write
Distinguished teachers are those
Glasbergen said although he
who can draw, artist who can
25,000 humourous illustrations and cartoons in his 30 years in the industry.
from person to person and no one should expect to get rich from it. “A comic strip cartoonist’s income is based on the number of
using created was Fontographer software.” Not all the tools used by car-
Your work would come off as cliched if you didn’t know the
a distinguished teacher?
idea to find something a lot of people can identify with but you
get to easy published now,
cartooning a lot short the in
Better Half, has sold
buy the awareness.” Adams said the computer as a tool is important to his strip. Not
but don’t expect to
books on cartooning and
dicate that distributes the work.
strip depicts the
of a hapless shark named Sherman, his wife Megan and their lagoon friends, said the
into the habit of
the beginning of his
he identified with. mistake early on in my career when I did a lot of comics that focused on clever puns. If you want to preserve your “I
AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD
easier to use as a portfolio,” she
“The only successful strip that a person can write 365 days a year
most successful strips in cartooning history and currently appears in more than 2,000 newspapers, but even he struggled with finding
Bell-Lundy agreed with the importance of identifying with your subject.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
appealing to other cartoonists.” Adams’ Dilbert is one of the
cartoonist, can build a career in
important to have life experience. Don’t discount the importance of a well-rounded educa-
ed cartoonist. “You’ll need three ingredients persistence, creativity and confidence. The only way that you, as a
impression on submission is important. Heart of the City follows the life of Heart, a young girl who loves to dress up and play with her dolls, and is first
businesses using the Internet.
She studied French at Brock and her cartoons appeared in the campus paper. Jim Toomey, who writes and draws Sherman’s Lagoon, offered three tips to becoming a syndicat-
ferent and brilliant.”
than just good art to be successful.
educate those merely intrigued by
hope, encouragement and they are always willing to offer advice to cartoonists
work, poverty and frustration. But they also have words of
funnies or at the back of your entertainment section are the
various kinds of nibs.”
prospective cartoonists but, per-
haps even more importantly, they
know how much
looking for niches to
Tatulli said there is
“The best bet is to write what you know and hope for the best.” Toomey, perhaps protecting his
investment or simply speaking words of wisdom, offered one final piece
of advice: “Don’t write
a comic about fish.”
Woman By Sanja Glibota
changed hec life for good. She now spends most of her days in a dusty workshop, in dirty jeans and with no trace of makeup on her face. But Rebecca Davis is grateful the ad opened her eyes to her true
the challenge to prove her abilities
But after four years of working and learning the tricks of the trade, Davis decided to widen her knowledge and gain more experience in different branches of the
enjoy hard labour.
enjoy the work. couldn’t
She has finally found woodworking.
enjoy hard labour. I enjoy the work,” she said. “I couldn’t sit “I
Grade 10, and still couldn’t decide what her future career would be, when she acciin
dentally spotted the ad that read,
college offers the
woodworking program in Canada.
working technician student at the was driven by desire to leave Stouffville and everything
behind the desk.
drive would ¥
can do the job as well, or than they can,” she
question of where
was supportive. know what
They only asked me if 1 was sure I could make a living out
a couple of
to say. “I
hours to prove to skeptical people
surprised with her deci-
sion, her family
“There was no question of where I was going,” Davis said. “I moved here because I always
the biggest challenge
thought this eollege offers the
ing enough time for a social
Like most students, Davis found
between the school workload and her part-time job as a satellite pro-
Though she is one of only four females among more than 40 stu-
dents in the class, Davis said her
classmates have always treated
helped her through the hard times. “In the very long run, I want to
her as an equal.
But, Davis added, her
business has always
an interest and
have my own business. I want to do custom cabinetmaking,” she
“I don’t see
passion, not a sex-oriented thing,”
said, lifting her chin with determi-
between becoming a police officer
However, she applied for the was hired by Pine
Canada a great By
Davis said she always enjoyed
one of its
Gzowski, 67, died in was it after Toronto, a day announced he had been hospitalized. Gzowski had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to emphysema. Known as both Mr. Canada and Peter
Radio for many years, hosting This Country in the Morning and Momingside. Gzowski grew up in Cambridge before beginning his journalism career at the Timmins Daily News. at
who never met the broad-
kitchens and our bathtubs, our cars and our offices. He was our com-
panion in our most private times.
wonder it feels as if we’ve lost someone we tmly knew and tmly
Gzowski will also be remembered for his commitment to spreading awareness of adult literacy. Through golf tournaments
Gzowski Invitational, more than $6 million for
as the Peter
same year with COPD, a leading cause of death in Canada.
958 Gzowski, then 28, became youngest managing editor of 1
in the early ’70s
on the radio hosting This Country
the Morning for over three years.
After a break, he returned to
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and interviewed many other personalities including playing hockey with
hand. I've got to meet
same year he won the international Peabody award for broadcasting, 1 .3 million people a week were listening
radio or television or with a
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In his latest
Gzowski Reader, he wrote about
prime ministers and in
Davis, a second-year
third leading cause of death world-
However it was when Canadians first heard Gzowski
advantage in this because I’m a woman.”
woodworking technician student, enjoys the program and hopes to open her own business one
have an profession I
loved,” said Simons.
attended the University of Toronto where he was editor of the later
According to the CBC news, Gzowski smoked up to three packs a day but managed to quit in 1999. However, he was diagnosed the
She added, “I’m not a feminist or anything, but
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— SPOKE, Feb.
Students reveal Valentine’s By Michelle Goring
With the hustle and bustle of a student’s busy week, it’s hard for them to take time out for themselves let alone anyone else. But at
ing student, said she’s planning to
their significant other for the spe-
he can pay for
But not just any skimpy
In a ran-
conducted at Conestoga College on the Doon
and all things romantic has evolved from a rather bloody and controversial past.
Anything which can be traced back to mythological times is going to have sketchy information supporting it. but according to sources at
what you buy,” Ranger
started with a
Rome, February was
considered to be the beginning of
To celebrate each house
would be cleaned. salt,
and a type of wheat called “spelt” throughout the rooms.
The holiday “Lupercalia” began on Feb. 15 and was a fertility festigod of
Faunus, and to the
val dedicated to the
founders Romulus and Remus.
the start of the celebra-
they reached the cave, a
goat would be sacrificed for
and a dog would be sacrificed
goat’s hide into strips and dip the flesh into sacrificial blood.
ished the priests
streets gently slapping the
of crops with the bloody
of goat’s hide.
not fear the slaps,
she hadn’t really
man Day and had no
thought about what to get her
his special girl a pair
socks and an X-rated
ideas as of yet.
men made than
In order to create a super
Saint Valentine, a priest in
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the middle of the 18th centu-
was common for people of any social class to exchange hand-writ-
one another. With the evolution of the printing press ready-made cards made it tion to
Spoke can now
be read online!
easy for people to express their
makes Valentine’s Day
of the year he
would be paired with these
love with his jailor’s daughter,
First-year nursing student Janna
The bachelors of the city would then pick a name from the urn.
affection. This tradition has
fun as the
According to the legend, later in the day the young women of the town would put their name in a big
and for the
ten notes or small tokens of affec-
was believed that touching the strips would make you more fertile in the upcoming year. as
outlawed marriages for young men.
After this small deed was fin-
believed to be cared
used his infinite wis-
she said. architecture
need of a new holiday Pope
would venture out to the sacred cave where Romulus and Remeus were
romantic with her guy. “I’m going to Toronto to see the Simpsons,”
during that time, thought the law to
house was spic-and-
span the owner would sprinkle
Gelasius declared Feb. 14 to be St. Valentines Day around 498 AD. He chose Saint Valentine as he needed a lovers’ saint to replace the other “unholy” holiday.
route and buy his
was deemed un-Christian and
to take the
The second-year student, said he
after year, then
The day of roses and chocolates
of the same old gifts year
favourite girl the sexy kind.
Valentine’s Day was not created by the superpowers working at
By Daniel Roth
plans to buy his
photo of him-
going to anything else to go along with the roses he responded,
for the dinner so
a first-year market-
asked what they planned to buy for
into the holiday
Greeting Cards almost one billion valentines are sent annually. This to the
largest card-sending holiday after
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— Page 9
Feb. 11, 2002
Keep entertained with shockwave.com Shockwave.com
column appears weekly and focuses on fun and informative Web sites of interest to the students and staff at Conestoga This
remix and send a song popular
In the greetings
and send you can
However, when I log onto a computer at school, the first thing pages. I do is cruise the game In fact, most of my bookmarked pages are game sites. This week I one new a added
send photos, love
One of them boss” killer
because it downloaded quickly and was relatively easy to use. thought the most interesting I
and sports games.
of the categories include arcade, parlor
shockwave.com was the
show heads back The
back Survivor on
This time the fourth edition of
every visit offers
dangling him headfirst into a blender and hitting puree. Sensitive viewers
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Contestants had to eat raw fish
READING REVIEW THE CONCEPTS THAT HAVE BEEN COVERED IN from the reading concepts highlighted the is a good idea to cover MATERIAL It
each student to see if they are identifying the ^me summary of the important points concepts. This can be followed by writing out a meeting. the next group material. This will help
Nine contestants remained at the merge, where they were brought
QUESTIONS. Take an essay question that the group feels certain will appear on the exam and have each member create an
help build writing
by allowing each member
see the various approaches
Like S3, a male and female remained at the end. Fourteen out of the 16 Survivors
can be tak^
skin, equals ratings.
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contact and other learning and study strategies For more information on this technique appointment Student Services, 2B02. for an
Employment with a challenge and adventure. Full-time summer employment. Part-time throughout the year. Call
Amazon rainforest. And as we Canadians wonder why there isn’t a Survivor: Yukon
questions that could appear on the answers.^ Anticipate other forms of lest group. practice answering them as a
contestant win dinner with their
Bible study by correspondence. For a free copy of the course
REVIEW ESSAY QUESTIONS AND CREATE TEST
looks like CBS is going to keep pumping out the series. Rumours are flying that S5 will take place
it on over here!”’ Whatever the case may
asked is extremely questions that each member feels might be matenal covered in a couple of questions from the bring should group the of member in that
‘Hey, dorks, flip over to - - Joey and Rachel are
as a challenge.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS YOU PREPARED
On Jan. 10 Scott Feschuk of the National Post summed up S3 as, “downright Oprah out there, with plenty of consoling and cuddling and otherwise moist, tender department.” Feschuk also found the season finale boring. “And then we watched as the four finalists moseyed over to stand around some rocks ... it was so frigging quiet you could almost hear the desperate cries of NBC execuFriends
One reward challenge saw
and bring the group closer Sharing is the important ftinction. It will build confidence exams. the on success as they see themselves share
Since S3 ended, newspaper crithave had their negative say of
had a seat on the
to the in scenery
most important. A condensed their lecture notes into what they thought was different perepectives. their share to chance a members of the material will give
know of any fun or interWeb sites, you can e-mail me at staceymI8@hotmail.com and it may appear in a future col-
should have REVIEW LECTURE NOTES AND SUMMARIES. Each member review
download shockwave; wave, or a
together via cruise ships. •
many offers new
from filming S4 in late December 2001 Here are some rumours from the
EACH MEMBER GROUP STUDY SHOULD BE A REVIEW OF THE MATERIAL THAT HAS ALREADY COVERED ON THEIR OWN.
school projects and has so
choices that every visit and interesting experiences.
As with each
classes or research assignments.
use certain areas of the site. Almost every time I attempted to play a game, I was required to
since contestants returned
shockwave was the number of downloads that were necessary to
DEVELOPruG STUDY GPOUPS
Survivor: Africa rated fifth in the
spend their 39 days on
agrees with the cast. Specifically, the
www.realitytvmembers will have
food, water or
release from school projects and has so
time around, competitors will not be given any to
“Osama Sissyfight.” It was a game where you get to beat a cartoon Osama bin Laden in the face, abdomen and other
With valleys and mountains septhe two tribes, viewers may be reminded of the first Survivor, when ratings were number one for its entire airing.
Also, fishing will be an option if the treacherous ocean current
hunt, wild goat or swine.
they would like to
pete in the Marquesas Islands off make things more
fans.com, tribe to rely on the land which includes
the first Survivor.
Tahiti and, to
>Survivor, (S4) heads back to the oeach, in surroundings similar to
taro root and,
camp and com-
providing links where
The multiplayer function allows
drama, world, thriller or comedy, which made browsing easier.
want to turn away. The one problem I did have with
space blasting apart alien
grouped into numerous areas, which makes it, much easier to browse the choices. is
was actually very
divided into different categories like
music or videos and send .them to
you burn, stab and set red ants on a voodoo doll of your
what it extended should have been an hour-long session into almost two hours.
you could watch onscreen or send to your friends via e-mail. This area was also
After only seven short weeks,
download functions. The first section I browsed was the create and send link. In this area you are able to make greetings, music or videos and send them to your friends. One function even lets you turn into
browsed was the create and send link. In this area you are
notes or birthday greetings.
shockwave.com. Not only does shockwave have tons of games, it also has create and send, atomfilm, puzzle and
section of create
games - there were simply too many - but one of my favourites was A-Blast 3D. try all the available
understand that college is a place of learning and computers are made available for research 1
contained animated and
online with a friend. didn’t get the opportunity to 1
users to play their favourite
Celine Dion making a By Vanessa Laye is making a cometwo years out of the
needed a balance in my life. I wanted a normal life at one point. I wanted to be home,” Dion con-
built a replica of the
she suspended her career to have a
Barbara Walters spoke with Dion about her marriage, troublesome pregnancy and
Celine Dion, singer left at the
height of her
career to start a family, but her
prompted her two-year hiatus after he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999. Dion said she never missed the Angelil,
stage, but she didn’t forget about
her musical career, as she released
new song, A New Day Has Come, for the first time ever durher
Luckily for her, the first time did the trick and her miracle baby boy - I
was waiting for you. To the world Dion’s perfect, but
was bom felt
wasn’t until her son
(her miracle), that she
was normal and
Dion said she is coming back because she is “happiest now.” “Now, I have it all,” she said. However, Dion’s comeback isn’t
has signed a three-year contract
just for her,
shows designed by Franco Soleil’s du
Cirque Dragone. Dion and her family are making the move from the sunshine state of Florida to the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, and Dion couldn't be more delighted. Now she can play with her child all day at home and leave for work around
wanted a normal
me I needed
already know, Dion had becoming pregnant and underwent in vitro fertilization.
Dion walked away from her career most of all because she “Inside of
For her debut next year, the
what her fans would expect. If they want to see her in action they will have to fly to Las Vegas. “No more tours,” said Dion, who
ing the interview.
ing a family.
one time and it worked.” But her dream for a normal life came true 18 months ago when her child was bom and a family evolved, and that is what her new song is about. Dion sang the song to Walters acappella: Waiting for so long/ For a miracle to come/ And the world thought I had it all/ But I
Rene Charles was bom. “I was fortunate enough
ed to stop, needed a balance in my life. wanted a normal life wantat one point. ed to be home.”
five nights a
extravagant Caesar’s Palace.
approximately $100 million
that is not all
aside for the future.
She also plans to have another baby within the next couple of years and has a frozen embryo already waiting at a New York fer-
two years out
back. Her hiatus
of the spotlight Celine
was prompted by
making a come-
her desire to start a family and
her husband’s battle with throat cancer.
Some wonder if moving to Las decision. Vegas is wise a the tabloids, According to Angelil has a gambling problem and has lost around $10 million US. But Dion said he has a spending limit when it comes to gambling,
her an international by mortgaging his house to
finance her career.
for Dion, and they
learned English she superstardom and her 1997 blockbuster theme song from Titanic brought her to the top of hit
She also said he is good with his money and knows when to risk it all.
Dion was raised in a poor FrenchCanadian family and was the youngest of 14 children. At the age of 12 Dion’s mother brought her to
a special appearance at
the telethon America: Tribute to
He made star
just like she does with shopping.
as her manager.
Heroes on Sept. 21. Dion, who a
show singing God Bless America. Although some didn’t agree with a Canadian singing the song, Dion said she was honoured. “As a Canadian I didn’t go through
ferent than you,” she told Walters.
Dion has sold around 140 milwhich is more than any other artist in more than a decade. Although this was Dion’s first interview in two years, she
had no choice,
heart as much.
had to go.” Dion’s new album A New Day Has Come is to be released on 1
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Characteristics of those born
By Michelle Goring
Year of the Horse According to White, those born during the Year of the Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002) are amiable, in the
Let the festivities begin as the
Chinese New Year is upon us. Beginning Feb. 12, the year 2002 marks the Year of the Horse. What to expect from the Year of the Horse
of the animals that arrived by giving each one a year of its
own. First came the ent
working ox. The
incredibly funny and usually have a
the cautious cat.
the positive side, the
horse represents achieve-
has failed once too often
horse with the lovable goat
for their liking, the per-
Join in, or go home and lock your door against those busy, busy horse people who may trot up and
like to invite
ask you to participate, or give you
consults the horo-
dar assumed the character
sion, burial, or relocation, corre-
of the animal that gave
sponds favourably with the characteristics of the year. White also says that in Japan
ance and is always eager to be involved. History of Chinese
The Chinese horoscope
the Year of the Rat to the
Buddha called all the the kingdom together
what the nature of
arrange marriages check the signs of the potential couple to see if they are compatible. If not, often-
resembles western astrology as it applies the year of the subjects birth to a set of predetermined
Buddha decided that the Chinese nation was in dire need of legend,
Year of the Pig, there are 12 animal signs in the oriental astrological system. Chinese legend has it
For those addicted to lassitude, a
scope to see if the decision, whether marriage, family, profes-
each successive year of the Chinese calen-
on a different date late January or early
Suzanne White, every Oriental person about to make a major
For the energetic soul. Horse years are your trump
proud rooster. were the dog and the deci-
last to arrive
make their presence felt. The horse is a good compride in
The horse enjoys being
your image, and clean up the
witty monkey, and then in
existing picture of your
son becomes bitter and
Although there are no complirising signs or obscure charts to deal with, the Chinese
out flurry of industry and
social gathering will
While the pig
with his friend
1968, 1980, 1992)
are considered remarkably bright,
dragon followed by the Galloping snake. wise after them came the gifted
out of the
by Buddha himself. According
Those born the year of the
Buddha awarded each
ment, success, hard work and independence. On a negative note, if a horse
over the next all
Only 12 animals
for a meeting.
determined thousands of years ago
Aceording to Chinese astrologer Suzanne White, Horse years are when all of us are called upon to shift into first gear and make it
that the order of the 12 signs
times the wedding
that person will
Discover your Chinese horoscope for 2002 1960, (1948, 1972, 1984, 1996) Rats, it’s true, are vibrant souls. But horses
tend to get in their way. If a rat
had You Remember?
of his time wor-
rying about these unfriendly vibes,
Cat or Rabbit (1951,
of ground for him-
1963, 1975, 1987, 1999) Though cats do not
he’ll lose a bit self.
Ignore the frenzy and go about It’s the only method of
(1949, 1961, 1973,
promise from a social angle. Luck is on your side.
Nothing stands in the way of dragons, except perhaps an excess of pizzazz. Take it a wee bit slower. Horses can’t quite fly as
dering about in relative security, that is, if he can find the funds.
Goat or Sheep (1944, *"11955, 1967, 1979, 1991)
Goats are comforted to
that so many are so probably means that the har-
they remain in the wings.
break wide open.
Keep a watchful eye on finances and Your year
Emotional trauma still hangs heavy. But things have been worse, and are on the brink of
fast as yourselves.
Horse highs and lows do not endanger the Rooster’s welfare. He can go wan-
Horse. *Fire horses are
1969, 1981, 1993)
Pig (1947, 1959, 1971,
never the best one for
the horse’s reign.
work well under the horse’s influence, but do better to keep out of the
wait for the
take the perilous plunge if he
doesn’t think tefore he barks during
•1968, 1980, 1992)
Horse (1954, 1966*, 1978, 1990, 2002) If there has been a
(1946, 1958, 1970,
Nervous as usual, the dog finds Horse years
vest will be rich.
love again and again and again.
a curb on emotions.
1976, 1988, 2000)
1974, 1986, 1998)
a busy social
Dragon (1952, 1964,
gent horse’s influence.
An excess of passionate pleasure seeking could smite a horse year with emotional ups and downs. Certainly, you can
.Jv. 1977, 1989, 2001)
take kindly to excessive
your work. survival.
horse years seriously. They must strive for new ways to attack adver-
Horoscopes from Suzanne White's book Original Chinese Astrology.
HOROSCOPE By Daniel Roth
Week of Feb 11-17
you can with start
Happy Birthday Aquarius! You will have to make a tough choice on your birthday. If you have
are going to have to
complete any unfinished business in order for
Luckiest day: February 15.
from all directions your way.
friends are at
wouldn’t norm^ly associate with are
Cancer: June 22
feels like all
sudden change is you off guard.
situation in a different way.
Luckiest day: February
- December You will be
Aquarius: January' 20
are going to
decrease in significance.
upcoming time of
Luckiest day: February 11.
of a relationship or
October 22 You are going to have to stop weighing the odds on a dominant issue in your life. Someone else help you
yourself having this special person to
more than you think. Don't confuse yourself by over-analyzing
the insignificant details.
close ftiend will help
what you need to do to bring happiness back into your life. Don’t get mad at him or her if it’s not what you want to hear.
to pick sides, don’t. You’ll be better
extra sleep will help
Luckiest day: February’ 12.
one of your close female friends and she’ll help you see the
war and they want you
Luckiest day: February 17.
Luckiest day: February
Luckiest day: February 17.
off maintaining neutral friendships
required for you to suc-
September 22 is
will feel like celebrat-
and depressed by the end of the week things will be getting better. Any
Luckiest day: February' 16.
path has been laid out for
you look towards your
Taums: April 20 20
goals you’ll reach them.
Luckiest day: February
January things will finally to go your way. By the end of
Luckiest day: February 15.
to decide between friends and family
choose to be with whomever you see
Leo: July 23
confide their personal
Luckiest day: February'
January 19 If
are feeling lonely
Luckiest day: February 16.
Daniel Roth is a second-year journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for three years.
— SPOKE, Feb.
Hard tournament has won
By Jody Andruszkiewicz The Conestoga Condors women’s on Jan. 26 they didn’t do last year, they took home a medal from a Playing
Lawrence College women’s team
losing to the
host team 3-1
game. "They played really well,” said coach Rebecca Miller of her team’s success. “It
After dismal results last year, the
Condors took home their first medal of the year. morning game, the In the Condors played St. Lawrence’s Brockville campus entry and won 3-0. Melinda Wilkinson, Griselda Rivera and Sarah Drinkwater
The noon game saw
Condors Sandford Fleming to a
scored the lone
goal for the Condors.
with four goals. Johnstone said
round-robin game, Conestoga went head-to-head with
every time the Condors got two goals ahead. La Cite would inch
Lawrence team from
back to within one goal until the last few minutes when Conestoga sealed its victory with two goals. Playing against St. Lawrence’s Kingston entry, the Condors played their best defensive game winning 3-0 with goals coming from Djokovic, Miro Orasanin and Boris
the host St.
Condors did very
When it was time for the gold medal game, the Condors were once again facing the host team. Determined not to repeat their prior performance against their oppoCondors kept St. nents, the Lawrence from racking up the
Having already qualified for the
The Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team took home silver campus invitational tournament on
gold medal match, Johnstone said the Condors played a lacklustre
Conestoga’s only goal on a power
the St. Lawrence Kingston
play, in a losing 3-
Jan. 26. Back, from
Melinda Wilkinson, Jennifer McDonald, Nicole McKee, Christine Lapp, Sharon Wynja and Rachel Hartwick. Front, from left: Sarah Sauer, Jennifer Santos, Sara
same weekend, the In the Conestoga men’s team also took second place, losing to Royal
Drinkwater and Griselda Rivera.
(Photo by Vanessa Lays)
quick goals from
Conestoga was whose goal was
in the first
were what put the Condors the whole game according to coach Geoff Johnstone. Scoring for
despite strong effort
keeper allowed the entire
Women’s soccer team does
Unlike the low-scoring the first
game, Conestoga bombed
Lawrence’s Cornwall entry 101. Bojan Djokovic led the Condors with five goals in the game. “The highlight was Bojan scoring all five of his goals in one threeminute shift,” said Johnstone. St.
In the final, Johnstone said the
However, the Condors’ was marred when, according
to Johnstone, a
took an unnecessary five-minute penalty with seven minutes the
game, effectively ending
chances for a victory.
St. Lawrence Djokovic added
RMC goalkeeper played a fantastic game.
two more goals to bring ment total to 1 2 goals.
Military College 3-0.
Condors played La Cite from Ottawa and After the
scored for the Condors.
7-4, with Djokovic leading the
Kingston. Unlike their other games
Playing La Cite, Conestoga
Vanessa Laye and Wilkinson scored for
Melinda indoor soccer team did something
By Jody Andruszkiewicz Trying for a second straight medal
Condors women’s indoor soccer team came
Going 1-2-1 in Alumni tournament
the at the
good enough Condors into the medal
centre on Feb. 3 wasn’t to get the
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playing some excellent soccer over the weekend.
The Condors’ lone victory came George Brown College where they defeated the Toronto
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Condors goalie Rachel Hartwick stretches 3 against Alumni
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(Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)
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coach Rebecca Miller. “Especially
going to be a hard tournament.”
both teams. Miller went on to say the Condors
against the alumni team.”
The Condors lost 3-0 to the Alumni in a back and forth game that saw stellar ball control, crisp passing and relentless hustle by
a few mistakes during the tour-
was those mistakes
“There were tough teams
tournament and we knew
Miller said she will
opponents capitalized on.
Condors soccer team
The tournament was won by Alumni 1 over a club team from
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tournament on the weekend where they played really well.”
ment, the Condors showed a
That was the case for the Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team as they lost 5-0 to Waterloo Celtic at the recreation centre on
3-0 after the
just weren’t there in our
Some rough bounces and
of luck had Waterloo Celtic up
heads,” said coach Rebecca Millei;
excellent ball control in the sec-
adding part of the problem might have been the team played in a tournament over the weekend.
ond half playing keep away from
after the loss,
“I think the girls
off a hard
Waterloo Celtic from taking a lot of shots. The score could have been 6-0 except for a quirky play that saw the Condors goalkeeper take a ball off her face.
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Despite having few scoring chances, the Condors played some strong defence, keeping
Defender Vanessa Laye looked was going to score on her own net on a clearing attempt but at the last second kicked the ball off
own goalkeeper to save the goal. Despite being disappointed with the outcome of the game. Miller
work with the team on communication, shooting and said she will
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