Conestoga College, Kitchener MARCH
Default rate lowest By Reni Nicholson
Ontario by 2003.
has created effective partnerships that give us a reputation for educa-
assistance and bursary program aids them in completing their programs and rapidly gaining
and relevance.” Reporting on default rates is part of the government’s commitment
For the second straight year, Conestoga College has the lowest student loan default rate of any
defaults falls far below the overall
Ontario community college.
Assistance 2001 and Conestoga
nearing the provincial goal of less than 10 per cent with a rate of is
The provincial government has of under 10 per cent of student default rates for every set a goal
12.5 per cent in 2000.
Conestoga’s student default rate
to increased accountability in
Conestoga strives to ensure its programs of instruction correspond to the needs in the workplace and current workplace opportunities,
has steadily been declining for years, from 20.8 per cent in 1998 to 16.6 per cent in 1999 to the cur-
are ready to
exists, Harris added.
rent 2001 rate.
lege for one of Canada’s most eco-
further proof of the pos-
are fortunate to be the col-
nomically diverse and innovative areas,” he said.
approach to quality,” college registrar Fred Harris said.
employers and economic leaders
tax dollars are spent.
Colleges and Universities states in 2000-2001,
government spent $578 mil-
lion to provide financial assistance
about studertts. 16,000 However, the government expects to
their post-secondary studies
repay their loans upon leaving
Third-year apprentice wins scholarship
By Nicole Childs
Allen Jantzi, a third-year advance level apprentice student in the automotive service technician program at the Guelph campus of
problem By Nicole Childs
Conestoga College, has won a the $700 scholarship from Automotive Industry Association. The award, named the Arthur Paulin
discussed at the
Automotive Industry Association (AIA) of Canada. Named after a
the issue as
which manufacture, and sell replacement
parts, accessories, tools
presented with a scholarship by Jeff Reynolds (middle right) a representative from the Automotive Industry Association. His professor, Jim Palmer (left) and program co-ordinator Stu Hood (right) were also present to see
Allen Jantzj, (middle
Another problem members noted the messiness of all the leftover cigarette butts on the ground. The council came up with a num-
Jantzi presented with the award.
to his studies and focused on his work.”
community involvement. To win the award he was required to send
grades in school and does well on exams and is currently tutoring
a resume and a written piece
another student. "He is very devoted to his studies
stay after class to help clean up.
Jeff Reynold w ho is a member of the AlA's Ontario division and an employee at Dixie Electric present-
gested moN'ing the ashtrays away from the building and across the
ed Jantzi w
hurts province •'•V-;
as well as his future
a resident of Wellesley,
cunently works at the Wellesley service centre and is in his final
plans to use the
year of his apprenticeship studies.
to further his education in
on a car for a
hope to upgrade any way 1 can,"
the automotive industry
fully to take electrical courses.
worked fundraiser, which
14 at the Conestoga.
enrolled in an automotive program.
to help others.
This is the first Conestoga’s students has received this
Another member sug-
road so students will ha\e to smoke
woods. and paths the However. en\ ironmental concerns arose o\er that suggestion.
described Jantzi as being a
as a full-time automotive techni-
and focused on his work.
Five scholarships were awarded across Canada to qualified students
the future he hopes to have a career
The $700 scholarship was award-
raised $12,000 to
help his boss adopt a child. Jantzi
ed to Jantzi beeause of his academand ic achievement and school
w as one rec-
try is involved.
“1 feel excited.
entrances of the school
alw'ays willing to help others and
to fix the prob-
goals where the automotive indus-
ommendation as well as pre\enting smoking at the front entrances and only allow ing smoking at the back entrances of the college. The lack of ashtrays was also an issue and hea\ier. more effectixe ones were
ber of ideas on
through smokers. As well, esthetically. it makes the college look like
a national trade asso-
ciation representing the automotive
and suggestions on
members of the
Bob Bamford. representative of academic support, thought the big problem w'as that people try ing to get in or out of the building at main entrances often have to push
dent of the association and was also a strong supporter of educa-
and the furthering of automotive industry.
expressed their feelings.
involvement within the communiArthur Paulin served as presity.
College president John
new place to get One of the issues March 1 1 meeting
Tibbits tried to get a feel for the dif-
longtime association volunteer, the scholarship recognizes a student’s
to find a
their nicotine fix.
tw o of the entrances
at the front of the school smoking entrances so that most of the door
areas are non-smoking.
Continued on Page 13
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— SPOKE, March
Motto helps students achieve goal they are. said Murphy,
By Denis Langlois
a diverse group of adults with differ-
the instructor of the
employment/training readiness pro-
told her students not to
mode, they obvi-
get stuck in a toad
of advice later
motto and a frog was
But more importantly,
way. they have
as a team."
this year’s class is
unique because one of the
dents in the class, Cheryl In'tveld, the
"Even though each student ferent in their
ent educational backgrounds.
deaf person to ever take the
program. In'tveld said following the class
helped them complete the 10-week program that taught them many
motto, which encourages students to
valuable lessons along the way.
explore outside their comfort zone,
The program, which began on Jan. 7 and wrapped up on March 15. is
them to research ues and abilities.
students had anything negative to
their personal val-
say about the program.
training opportunities to better pre-
Students participate in a job shad-
owing program and a true colours workshop as well. According to Diane Murphy, the instructor
tant stepping stone towards the goal
of becoming a successful student or
plans to attend the broadcasting pro-
Doon campus in
everyone should take career,
you are not looking for a a good idea to take the program,” he said. “It tells you
pare the students for the workforce.
personal goals by improving skills
and helpful to the student. And each of her classmates feels the same way. In fact, none of the 10
intended to help students reach their
a lot about yourself.” student. Pebbles Koelehr,
also plans to
the students will learn their options,”
Doon, said the program has
helps them get in touch
helped her tremendously. “It
a better perspective of
and Kristy Conestoga College materials management program graduates, validated once more the college’s rating as one of the Oliver
Canada. Their paper, based on a shop control and material floor requirement planning Excel program, won third place in a nationwide Donald Fogarty Student Paper Competition in
The competition was held by and Research Foundation, the research arm of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). the Educational
international educational organ-
dents from other colleges at different functhink
the practical applica
agement our students are getting surpasses
presented with a $100 US cheque while second place was
Tracey Lopers, materials management faculty, said she was proud of Oliver and Brown’s achievement. But she hoped more students would apply for the competition next time. “I've
After taking the
gram, the students agree they are now more prepared to continue achieving their goals. “It helps you
stay-at-home mother for eight years, said the program helped her learn a
discover what you really want to do
we discussed that stress
and that we respond to these
not to eliminote stress but to learn how to manage it
and your reactions to them. Don't ignore your problems. Ifyo(/ faded the first test ofa course, decide what you can
do to increase your chance of success next time. What con you change? Can you avoid or eliminate the stressors? this interfering with
your educationaigoals? Can you reduce the intensity of your reaction to stress? Are
The presentation is on/y 5 minutes in length and worth
Can you take better care of yourself, building your physical and emotional well-being? Exercise, sleep, nutritional eating and watching what you smoke and drink
add to your physical
Cut one cup of coffee from your morning routine.
spoken to students from
other colleges at different func-
Having mutually-supportive friendships, setting realistic rather
than perfectionistic goals and being good to yourself
an opportunity to participate in
ment our students are getting
contribute to managing stress.
Only four students entered
competition against college and university
country, from about 50 materials
of your grade.
application of material manage-
Poise your awareness of your stressors
Are you working too many hours? Is
that the practical
any other college,” Lopers said. “Ffh hoping that
For further assistance, talk to a counsellor
The deadline missions
for students’ sub-
15 of each year.
A Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)
the rest of their lives,” she said.
the continual change that
knowing what they want
awarded $200 US. The firstplace winners won $250 US and the
“If students are forced to take
high school, then they will graduate
different ways physically, emotionally and mentally.
Jacques said the program should
schools in Canada as a compulsory
you making a difficult situation a disaster?
ization respected throughout the
‘Tve spoken to stu-
tion of materials
be implemented into
Harvey, Brandon Kruse, and Brett Brohman.
cation,” she said.
(Photo by Denis Langlois)
students at the col-
ondary education. Marsha Tucker (interpreter). In’tveld. Back: Diane Murphy
Part 2: Coping with Stress
By Sanja Giibota
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Stress and Stress Management
students place third in
graduated and they’re off to conquer the workforce or post-secJoanne Jacques, Diane Crozer, Pebbles Koelehr, and Middle: Sasha Kaushae, Fern Cooze, Jamie Strickland, and Cheryl
ETR program have
the direction of post-secondary edu-
continue post-secondary education
you didn’t know yourself before you came, you will definitely know yourself after you take it,” she agrees. “If
Conlin receives award for By Michelle Timmerman
Conestoga’s administration staff. Eleanor Conlin, chair of academresearch and educational servic-
at the college’s Doon campus, was one of only 26 Canadians to receive recognition from Human Resources Development Canada as
gives the college a higher proit shows encourage
that they support
assessment,” she said.
Conestoga since 1985.
ing member of the Ontario Prior Learning Assessment Network, a
resource for educators, practitioners,
deal with research program devel-
introduced by the provincial gov-
ernment as a way of recognizing
at assisting in
and development to help learners. The award is part of a new initiative set up by the government. They asked for people to nominate training
opment, implementation and evaluation of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and related activities. She has implemented
and training programs at Conestoga and at other southwestern Ontario colleges. She also shares her experience and expertise through particiorientation
two nominations, one from Mohawk and one from Fanshawe. I was surprised to be
alone be chosen,”
Conlin says she
assessors and consultants
ship with adult education.
conferences, often through the presentation of papers or workshops
and seminars. Prior learning is a process that allows mature learners to have their life experiences evalu-
Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research and educational services, is one of 26 Canadians who received Canadian Recognizing Learning awards from Human Resources Development Canada. (Photo by Michelle Timmerman)
By Reni Nicholson
released under the Kyoto climate
warmer out and
be done to
stop it. Sure, the
average person has enjoyed the warmer winter temper-
from coast-to-coast in few realize the detrimental impact in has on
this year, but
In December 1997, the United Nations held a conference to form
harmful gases believed to be the cause of global warming.
Canadian government, realizing the problem is escalatcommitted to reducing ing,
report predicts the
to 289 563 by 2050.
The United ratify
States decided not to
Because Canada experienced
warmer winter with tation,
there wasn’t enough moisture to raise water levels and alleviate concerns caused by several years of dry conditions in many parts
of the country.
and eastern had the eighteenth driest winter out of the 55-year period since records have been kept.
they don’t act
done to their livelihoods and everyday necessities will be
government Canadian The acknowledges the need for something to be done and has considered more than its financial interest when it comes to Kyoto. Earth continues to warm by its current projected rate of 4C by 2100, problems worse than a If the
few measly billion dollars will emanate through North America. A federal report on climate.
Brunswick, the provingovernment asked people to
conserve water over the winter, in prediction of a dry spring. In Hillsborough, N.B., municipal officials stopped people from drinking tap water due to a concern
bottom of the be could
lack of moisture in the air
and less precipitation also means crop losses for Canadian farmers. Last year, farmlands were so dry Canadian farmers were pleading with provincial and federal gov-
pursue or earn
hopes of a better life, China is well on its way to topping the numbers agreed to by the countries most responsible for global warming.
leaders recognize that cli-
be done to help alleviate the prob-
devastate their society. China encourages other coun-
headed in the right by agreeing to ratify
Kyoto treaty. But,, more countries need
credits for learning skills achieved in their current
college certificate or diploma.
Kyoto is make a differ-
already helping to
ence, states the
China, not even recognized as one of the top industrialized countries, can take a big step in leading
way to a cleaner, more environmentally
citizens without economic penalties. China has proved that other industrialized countries can follow suit without feeling economic repercussions of such actions.
Canada, not even
BBC News Web
countries are most to blame for the negative warming of Earth,
has also taken a stand. Ottawa has said it will sign the accord, but no one
be saved. Industrialized countries such as Russia and Japan have agreed to terms similar to Canada’s when it comes to using the bare minimum of carbon dioxide emissions, but none of the three coun-
of business and the school of IT.” Bentley said. The CBSA hopes to eventual-
By Shannon McBride
These countries are key pol-
of their citizens pockets is
more important. Those countries being held most responsible for global warming are, in order, the United States, European nations, China. Russia, Japan and India. Many of the countries contributing to the higher temperatures and lesser rainfall believe that if they
agree to the Kyoto terms they will
deep recession. But China,. an Annex II country, which means it is not yet required to cut its emissions, has gone ahead and reduced carbon dioxide by 17 per cent since the mid-
same period. China's economy has grown by oneIn
Accounting for a
the world’s population, and with
have signed the accord. three governments agree something needs to be done, but
participate in the Earth’s future, if
ernments for subsidies because of an extreme loss of wages due to
normal. Central Alberta
adults with significant life and
for the Earth’s future
Seven of the last 10 winters in Canada have been drier than
approximately 60 per cent less precipitation than normal.
luters of gas emissions, but their decide can’t governments
George W. Bush says it would be too harmful and costly to the economic status of the country. The elite groups are speaking out and making decisions not to but
Canadian economy by cutting about $30 billion from its
global warming. So, if the government is not willing to extend their hand and open up their pockets to local farmers who produce the food
greenhouse gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels Businesses in Canada have complained that ratifying Kyoto could
15-fold increase in the amount of heatrelated deaths, such as heart attacks, in Toronto by 2010. The current average for such deaths stands at about 19 deaths a
The Kyoto agreement requires 40 industrialized countries to crackdown on their emissions of
against learning outcomes to get
Hotter winters are bad It’s
Canadian Recognizing Learning In
— Page 3
recognized by her peers for what they say is an outstanding
Years of hard work has finally paid has off for one
new event this year, the Business and Computer In a
Student Association will rafnew computer.
fle off a
chose a computer because they have become an integral part of the world of business. “It’s the one thing that all information and business technology students could greatly benefit from." Bentleysaid.
Tickets for the draw went on March 1 8 for $2 each.
proceeds will go
improving the CBSA's annual awards banquet on .April 1.
“This extra fundraiser allows us to direct regular fundraising during the year to other needs
fund the entire aw'ards ban-
quet with this one fundraiser. They w'ant to sell about 5,(K)0 tickets for the raffle.
Bentley said he became aware new fundraiser was need-
ed for the CBS.A this year. “The idea of a raffle squeaked out and we ran with it.”
1700 processor, a 32megabyte video card, a 40hard drive, 256 gigabyte megabytes of RAM. a CD burner, a DVD player, a sound '
card and a 17-inch monitor. Only students and staff
Conestoga College may purchase a ticket from the CBS.A
1D14 D. .A student or employee card must be show n
The draw will take place during the week of .April 1.
— SPOKE, March
hurts everyone The Ontario Public Service Employees Union and nothing
than 45,000 provincial government workers withMarch 13, as negotiations failed to reach a new contract between the Harris government
their services as of
legal, affects correction-
provincial psychiatric hospitals,
enforcement, probation and pai'ole services, parks and tourist attractions and hundreds of government transport
offices across Ontario.
“ThG thing about most emment unionized employservices that ees
are required to perfonn
invisible have been negotiated with are unless you actually the government prior to the strike. need them.” Though OPSEU members
have the right to strike, happen the it does government should do all
OPSEU spokesman when
they can to get things back to normal. Many people cannot get their licences because driver examination offices across the province have shut their doors. There are prisoners who have served their time behind bars waiting to be set free but can’t be because is no one to fill out the paperwork and let them out, and once they are out, there is no one to keep an eye on them if they are on parole. The Ontario civil servants’ strike is creating chaos in the courtroom. Many proceedings are being delayed because prisoners are showing up late or being held in their cells by
Dexter wondered why the other Easter Bunnies had been so eager to let him visit the big house at the end of the street. It was his first year as an Easter Bunny...
Policing issues prevalent
prison guards. Young couples can’t get their marriage certificate, while newborns have yet to receive a birth certificate. OPSEU
spokesman Randy Robinson told the Toronto Star in a article, “The thing about most of the services that we provide is that they are invisible unless you actual-
March 14 ly
Officers Being a police
every student pur-
leagues and their families, police
more police officers were recent-
foundation students at the college said they accepted the fact that
under the ruins
and love into his or her future pro-
fession, students enrolled in the
program be acknowledged as
most courageous, especially
about 80 police officers died
in the line
of duty in the terrorist
the recent shootings
may be connected
to other areas,
gunfire alongside a busy highway
near the eastern Ontario
Canadian Police Association
said that the recent shootings
Police Const. Benoit L’Ecuyer
from Montreal was shot four times on Feb. 28 after chasing a
policies for dangerous offenders.
speeding car on a highway.
guns across the country may be
be connected to lax sentencing
Others believe a proliferation of
About a week earlier, RCMP Mike Templeton was shot
main reason for the incidents. Whatever the reason, these inci-
While most students shivered
the thought of having a profession
which saving someone
face after stopping a sus-
But a comforting thought
Dennis Strongquill was shot and
killed near Rusell,
plete their studies after the attacks.
becomes more important than saving their own, most police expressed
dents reflect increased violence
pected stolen vehicle near Portage
even more determination
Record on March
nity of Morrisburg.
for the incidents.
guns across the
thoughout the law enforce-
a part of their future pro-
Others believe a
news of police Canada sent fresh
the head during an exchange of
these services to the communities in Ontario. On Eeb. 14, the government offered a 1.95 per cent increase in salary each year for three years, as well as
ment community closer
Association said that
hard with major cuts over the past seven years and the Harris government needs to realize the importance of hit
for their col-
invest a lot of perseverance, effort
trying to rebuild a sector of service that has
such as pension and benefits. The union, whose members make on average less than $40,000 a year, asked the government for a six per cent increase each year for two years The union wants a 15 per cent wage hike over three years; the government has offered less than six per cent. These two groups need to find a middle ground. The Harris government is offering too little, while the union is asking for too much. Taxpayers, in the end, will foot the bill, and both sides need to keep this in mind.
suing a college education has to
OPSEU services are used each day by Ontarians and without those services for an extended period of time, more people will be inconvenienced. This is what the provincial government needs to realize when bargaining with union teams. Everything these employees do affects the lives of Ontarians in one way or
Canada was ever
tougher today than
dealing with fallout from Sept. 11
everyone should be
always have police officers who are ready to protect civilians and
and his partner stopped a truck on the highway.
enforce the law even to put their lives
they have line.
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— Page 5
Being smokeless not an easy task been
decided smoking. The idea was put head and the thought started I
consume my every decided
and tortuous had a cigarette.
of those people
cigarette off of a friend
and not need another for a day or two. Before I knew it, Twas smoking
drive in from Guelph while I was puttering along Highway 24. Suddenly a little Honda pulled out right out in front of me from a side road. I
to avoid a crash.
have no idea what if
there had been another car
coming my way. In
in order to get a license
and watched the drama unfold on channel 59, which gives us a direct
view into the lobby. She was scared. This was something that only hap-
noises in the hall-
and looked out
our peephole,” explained Kathleen
growing crowd. What
warm day soon sure whether I
got cold. really
felt safe there.
telt like I
has been over a
since I’ve smoked,
unloading her U-Haul and out.
pack the very
ing from kicking her door as I walked by - and hurried to class. But before I got there, I had to pass through the smokers who stand right next to the doors and seem to aim for people with their toxic, death bag clouds of smoke. doesn’t really bother me It though — I’m invisible remember? Please ignore me. The final insult of my morning
to grab onto the railing for
to avoid being pushed back down the stairs and smashing my head open on the landing life
None of them They
went on giggling and laughing, totally unaware of my brush with death — my second of the day if you remember. Have I always been this invisijust
No. .1 think not. Everyone else has gotten ruder. .
APRIL 1st 2002 APPLY
TUTORS WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE (exceptions will be made for programs with February start dates).
will be sure to
keep my door locked at all times, even when I am home. The police never found the suspects, but hopefully they were scared away. to he learned I guess the lesson from this is that you can never be
and what they are capable of
row of four students was heading downstairs towards me, and not one of them would move over to let me class.
to this point
THE LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A PEER TUTOR FOR WINTER SEMESTER COURSES IS:
Finally the girl finished unload-
got out of
the stairs to
on the road?
to breathe calmly.
with every excuse'‘under the sun not
smokwas never ready and came up
ing and sauntered towards school.
should be proud of myself Afso,
not ready you shouldn’t quit
me. The driver got out and came around to the passenger side of her car next to my window. She then proceeded to unload her school and gym bags, along
mentioned, of money, can say it is
the hardest thing I’ve ever
quitting isn’t easy.
sure about the people around you
about what was
happening in my home. Your home is supposed one place where you can
have the right to be a little crabby and emotional after suddenly depriving my body of the I
But don’t come to on quitting. Like
Deschamps, my roommate. “All I could see was an ERU guy standing there all decked out in his gear and carrying a huge gun.” The local news station was there U-ying to get the stoi-y and talking to
scared about what was happening in
Not knowing what was going on, 1 was subject to the speculation of the tenants who were gathered outside. Everyone was saying something different. 1 was scared. I immediately thought of my roommate upstairs
positive aspect of quitting thus
Police were called and immediately began a floor-to- floor search of the
bring tears to
become angry over
to cry or
should go shopping with
money I’ve saved. Saving money has probably been the only the
ness spotted one with a handgun.
What felt like a warm day soon got was not sure cold. really was whether was truly cold or
become an emotional
treated like I’m invisible?
DO YOU NEED A PEER TUTOR?
entered the building and a wit-
got to school.
All the while I’m counting the seconds, just like they taught me
contemplated following close
pulled into a parking spot and another car pulled in right beside
locked our door
see will also go away.
day didn’t get
impatiently waiting for this girl to
emergency response members toting sniper rifles on the prowl for someone with a gun. Two
make him nervous but stopped Good drivers don’t do stu-
because our building was under
in time, the
to cat everything
invisible to others
This meant that no one was free to leave and no one could enter. Instead, the halls were lined with
smoke. To compensate for the loss of nicotine 1 have been eating a lot. Although the celery works some of the time, it seems like I’m never full and that is not a good
and deserving of being flipped
area in front of the door waiting to get in. Unfortunately we could not
with a multitude of binders from her front and back seats.
Seeing cops with guns shocks apartment dwellers
At least six cruisers, two vans and one unmarked car lined the parking lot of my building on March 14. There were people crowding the
cer in 99.9 per cent of
half-turned and gave
any better once
what way was
this to fight the na.sty
pid things like that.
Excuse me, but what did
actually had to swerve into the
record-setting day began on
phone. All of
watching TV. And,
thing. Hopefully and new craving
of celery while
Obviously I was scared out of my mind and honked my horn
took walks after dinner
wanted a cigarette the most.
involved smoking. I
craving.s I wish would go away. They’re the kind of cravings that
watching television, talking on the
do with myself I realized everything I had ever done in my life had involved a cigarette in some way. Working at the computer,
Have always been this invisible? Or has everyone else just got-
I was barricaded in my car, almost killed, and -practically pushed down the stairs.
The week was
had been smoking almost a pack a day over the past six or seven years. Before that, was one
on Jan. 14
to quit cold
VISIT STUDENT SERVICES (ROOM 2B02) FOR
MORE INFORMATION AND TO
— SPOKE, March
traffic ticket is legal
and easy depends on how much you
By Denis Langlois of us.
to the best
believe in your
police officer pulls us over for
speeding and gives us a ticket. But not everyone knows there
given a ticket for a violation
are options available
In fact, he said his office, Burka and Associates, deals with all
have the right to dispute
kinds of traffic violations. For example, some people come
he said. "You
are innocent until the legal system
a private inves-
being deducted, to major offences like driving without a licence or
becoming a paralesomeone is given a
driving without insurance.
have three options. “You can pay the fine, plead guilty with an explanation or file in court with a trial,” he said. ticket they
“We Mike Burka, paralegal, helps clients get back
the driver’s seat after they get a speeding ticket. (Photo by Denis Langlois)
you did commit the
everyone else.” Although it is a person’s legal
“The justice of the peace may reduce the ticket based on the
client’s financial situation.”
Burka said few people actually attempt it. “Less than five per cent of drivers who get tickets defend them-
under the law.
But many people
fighting the ticket.
“Speed detectors are not 100 per cent accurate,” he said. “And the
selves in court.”
humans too, so they sometimes make mistakes like
pute the charge because they think the process will be too expensive.
Burka said the process is simple. “When you get a ticket, you
right to dispute a traffic violation,
or any other crime,
said the paralegal and client
plan to use
gering questions as to the process
any offences under the
Provincial Offences Act,” he said.
should talk to someone that deals with traffic violations. They will determine how to proceed with
offences that result in demerit points
tigator before gal,
proves you guilty.”
offer free con-
doesn’t hurt to ask
have,” he said.
be cleared from almost any driv-
them any questions you may
izes in traffic tickets, people
not have committed.
could be a $15 ticket, but you have the right to exercise your constitutional rights.” He said the best thing to do when someone has received an unfair ticket, is to seek the help of he said.
some people may not
But Burka said the price “It
some people may think. can cost anywhere from $150
to $1 ,000
depending on the time
research the infraction
and the amount of time it takes to defend the client,” he said. Even though some fines are not high enough to defend, he said some people will go to court for
about the percentage of cases paralegals win, Burka said
more than most people
“Since we’ve been in business, which is about three years, we have fought about 800 cases. And out of those cases, we have completely lost about five or six of
others, he said,
cleared or the fine was reduced
and the demerit points redeemed.
Gambling often a tragedy and not a triumph By Sanja
As Wayne Hoogsteen
winning numbers on his
spread through him.
expected ' to win,” he
of money and I was But it has not changed
life at all.”
employee, has been playing the same numbers with nine of his colleagues for more than 20 years. When they won, they could hardy
But gambling has changed the of many Ontarians who buy lottery tickets, bet on the racetracks, play cards and feed coins into slot machines. It has led many of them to the edge of helplessness and desper-
believe their luck.
cides in Ontario this year are offi-
ting or gambling.
The number of people who gamble
worth $1 million. Hoogsteen, a
the addiction with the highest rate
cially attributed to
paper only minutes ago, became
According to an article published The Record on Feb. 18, gambling
of attempted suicide. About 100
which was a worthless piece of
“Each of us got $100,000.” However, winning the lottery has Hoogsteen’s
phoned everybody, they
an all-time high.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario found in its research that five
of every six adults gamble,
be occasionally or on a
But Anita Novakowich of Guelph gambling in moderation doesn’t
The odds of winning $1 ,000 a week for 25 years on a scratch ticket such as Cash for Life are two in four million. But, the chances of winning back the $4 spent on the ticket are one in four. (Photo by Sanja Glibota)
present a problem.
“I think if people
ARE YOU GOING
nothing wrong with
gambling,” she said.
“It is just like
smoking and drinking. If you use it in moderation, it is OK.” Novakowich said she won $10,000 on one of the slot machines in
By Sanja Glibota
tributes 3.41 per cent to Ontario’s
Gambling operates exclusively
under the control of the provincial and territorial governments. I There are more than 100,000 International and Domestic Airfares Rail
and Bus Passes
Work Abroad Programme
Hostelling and ISIC Cards
Tours Travel Insurance
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Guelph and she
occasionally goes to the casino.
only spent $20.”
Ontario gambling facts and figures
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH University Centre
a bet in Canada.
revenue. I Net revenue from electronic gambling machines in Canada
,369 per cent in the
eight years. I
Combined, the provinces spent million on gambling
problem treatment programs
1999 and 2000. I Casinos in Ontario have created 27,000 direct and indirect jobs. I $9.7 billion in proceeds generated from the sale of lottery products has been given to thousands of worthwhile causes in Ontario.
What’s the sense of the census? By Sarah McGoldrick In ancient times a census was conducted to help make decisions about taxes and the military. In
ancient Egypt the census to
and property created by
William the Conqueror.
Times have changed since the first Canadian census was taken nearly
has a population of 190,399, while
Waterloo has 86,543. Other interesting facts related
new census include an increase in the number of people living in Ontario. The population has contin-
census was held
France was no more people.
to take into consideration before
attending an interview. .Students
should remember that this is the first time the employer has met
The resumes have been sent out and the follow-up inquiries have been made, now the only thing left to do is the interview. There are many important things
positive first impression
absolutely essential. Stay calm
and be well prepared and the interview should be no problem.
where you are going to be interviewed,” said Conestoga College
per cent of the population in
urban areas. The
majority of Canada’s continues to situate
Canada ing fast closest
not as fast as
enough compared to economic competitors.
The 2001 census cost $400 In
remote areas and on native is conducted in
one-to-one interviews. figures,
Officer Sara Free.
will include in
opposite and same-sex.
there are five status cate-
gories: legally married, separated but
The U.S. has 96 million people
owed, or single (never married).
legally married, divorced,
sure to is
questions beforehand,” Free
“These questions are violations under the Human Rights Code,” Free said.
She added that social insurance numbers and date of birth could be given
include being asked to
isn’t just the
experience and career plans. Free said there are certain things that should not be asked such as questions about religion, sexual orientation or status.
the interviewee feels
ers are conscience of this.
about yourself. You may also be asked to go into detail about work
employer is reputable. However, she said most employthe
you have a post-secondary diploma $1 0,000, or $20,000
questions that are
it comes to the Appearance can also
or break an interview.
“Generally dress professionally. business dress or jacket is good for women,” Free said. “Dress
like you would on a typical day or one better.” Never smoke before an inter-
When the interview has been concluded, sending a thank-you note is a gesture that will get you
remembered. Format it similar to a cover letter and thank the employer for holding the interview and express continued inter-
“Don’t fidget and always make eye contact. Bring extra resumes and references, this will make you look professional,” Free added. When it comes to concluding the interview don’t leave without all questions being answered. If the employer asks if you have any questions, have some ready. “Find out more about the location and the clients and ask questions based on the information,” Free suggested. “Don’t ask about salary or benefits during the first interview.”
est in the job.
“Make inquiries about whether you were hired about a week after the interview,” Free said. If you are unclear as to why you weren’t hired, call and politely ask why. “Restate your interest in the for ask and organization feedback. Ask how you can make your chances better for next time,” Free said.
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common-law couples of
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reserves, the census
Mexico along with the rest of the world. This means it may be unable to compete in the
country under the age
lags behind countries like the U.S.,
border. Ontario has seen a popula-
dollars to conduct.
global markets as well as
country under the age
Canada has 10 million people
of 25. living in
region and along the Canada-U.S.
of the Canada.
tion increase of 6.17 per cent since
know where the and plan the route so you won’t show up late.” She said it is important to anticipate what is going to be asked ahead of time. “Grab a package on interview skills and try to answer some of
area. In fact, nearly
Locally the trend has been one of
grow with immigrants seekfind homes in the Golden
released this year
thirds relied rest
impression can help you ace interview
By Sarah McGoldrick
shows how far Canadians have come. Canada now sports 30,007,094 people and slowing. According to the census Canada is simply not growing from within and is relying heavily on immigra-
The modern day census from the Domesday Book, of land
Canadians took the survey. The results were released on March 12 and it revealed that Kitchener is one
iMm Regular and Reserve
— SPOKE, March 25, 2002
Food poisoning can be deadly
Be wary of health news A
By Michelle Goring As
a health conscious society,
keeping track of medical news that states the does and don’ts of a healthy lifestyle has become an important part of many of our lives.
But according to an
of people need to become aware of which medical April
By Mary Simmons Every year
then say oral
estrogen increases the risk of this cancer by 50 per cent. ‘’But that’s the proportional .
“The baseline risk has only increased by two in 1,000. So, the risk is very low to begin with and is still very low in women
studies to take seriously.
Tips offered to help people sift studies reputable through
According to writer Rhea Seymour, people need to remember that health studies may be simplified or sensationalized
“Reporters are often scrambling to .meet deadlines and edipressured to pen are tors
provocative headlines,” wrote Seymour in her recent article titled, Bad reporting harmful to
the research was
performed on humans or animals. Although animal experimentation is common, there have been smdies with drugs tested on rats that were considered sale, but caused harm to humans, Find out whom the research is
points out that
She points out that reporters sometimes do not have a background in health and can misin-
risk,” said Dr.
risks are made to sound scarier then they really are. "There’s a difference between proportional risk and an absolute
Cornelia Baines, a
attention to larger
information studies, If the study
was not performed
public health sciences in the fac-
medicine at the University of Toronto. An example of this would be a
Know what to look for good study, Make
study that says the risk of devel-
oping a certain kind of cancer is four in 1 ,000, and taking oral
with bacteria, parasites or viruses. Health Canada estimates that these cases cost the health system
more than $1
billion per year
and long-term consequences. Infants, young children and the elderly are the most commonly well
lowered immune systems. The symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting and diar-
sure that the study
body It is
a natural course for the
course and avoid adding foods to the stomach until your stomach
can handle them. drink lots
raw agricultural materials
gets rid of these toxins.
of fluids to pre-
Also, vent dehydration. Bacteria are a natural part of our environment and many are harmless, but some are dangerous.
could give you food poisoning. (Photo by Mary Simmons)
are killed during food processing,
contaminated during preparation, cooking and storage. There are four simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of
food poisoning: I Wash your hands, utensils and surfaces with soapy water before
after handling food.
Keep raw meat away from
I Refrigerate or freeze perish-
ables, prepared food
within two hours. For more information,
for Partnership Food Safety Education
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For a free copy of the course address
To: Bible study, Zion United
Reformed Church 1238 Main Gen. Del. Sheffield, Ont. e-mail: bible
Repetition is required to move information from short-term memory to longterm memory. Long-term memory is what is needed for success on tests and exams. 9. Use a variety of review techniques. Work on paper, talk yourself through it, review it with a friend. 10. Form a study group. It's a great tool for both learning and studying. The best way to know if you know something is to teach it to another. 1 1 If the teacher uses examples in class, make special note of them, or come up with your own. Create the connections. 12. Plan regular review time. Long-term memory is essentia! for success on tests and exams. Regular review of materia! helps move information into 8.
Use visual techniques for learning. Form mental pictures, draw charts and graphs, create mind maps.
Part-time throughout the year.
associate a certain subject with a colour. Make your learning active and involve your whole body. Stand up and talk out loud as you study. People remember 90% of v^hat they say and do. Practice relaxation techniques. Our brains are more alert when we are
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are learning and your everyday
or future career.
Link information you already know with the new material being learned. Type a temi's worth of v^ritten notes into the <x>mputer. Use lots of coloured markers, Use one colour per course. Your brain will
make connections behveen what you
E \A/ t::.
Successful students use a variety of techniques for identifying important information and committing it to memory.
estrogen increases the risk to six
performed on a large population, on people from North America and encompasses a wide age
approximately 30 deaths. Food poisoning can also result in chronic health in two to three per cent of cases. This can include chronic arthritis and haemolytic uremic syndrome leading to kidney failure
on a large population, the results may be obscure, Be wary,
professor in the department of ulty
She also warns
Look for studies conducted by unbiased organizations such as
important information. ical
know who funds the
terpret findings or not include
Canada, there are
Consumer Safety Education. Food poisoning is caused by consuming food contaminated
done by. Seymour
an estimated one million cases of food poisoning, according to the for Partnership Canadian
For more information on this technique or other learning and study strategies, contact Student Services, 2B02, for an appointment.
— Page 9
News home away from home
Feeling right at
College Homestay program helps overseas students adapt By Reni Nicholson
Despite the choice, Hollidge
Moving away from home can be scary.
even terrifying, if moving out for the first time means leaving one’s home country to go to school in
of the Homestay program because they don’t have family or friends to stay with or because they are too fearful of living on part
from the area, including Waterloo, Kitchener and Guelph, call her, she said After
in a different country.
tional student adviser. feel
of effort in the school
amazes her how well these
“There’s a great deal of effort in to
Hollidge recommends that international students take advantage
Hollidge favours the Homestay
help ease the potential
program because “the student is immersed in the English language and the Canadian culture.” Prior to moving to Canada, if
discomfort of moving overseas.
Like anyone new to the country, international
must students accommodations.
Before coming to Canada, students are given three choices on where to live. They can choose
Homestay, which matches
dents with local families, college
residence or to find a place to live
converse before actually moving
Enrolment for international students in the fall 2002 semester is
cations from both the student and
the local family.
a match, she will then
members of the when I’m at
department will find a local family to match the student’s needs and lifestyle.
of two months.
that point, Hollidge said it’s
students to decide
where they want
to go home after Canadian family.
had a student want
students are given a
2001 to the winter semester 2002. Conestoga’s ratings in Key Performance indicators, annual surveys that grade the college
two years now.”
student program to the world.
Hollidge cost, paid directly to the host
family, includes a private
based on the opinions of students, graduates and employers, and outstanding student services and activities have helped get word of the college and the international
three meals per day.
Hollidge said she prefers families a bus route, within 30 to
35 minutes of the college. Conestoga’s international student program is growing at enormous speeds.
who come ized
specifically for special-
be one of the
deposit your application with a $250.00 refundable year! and make sure you have a great place to live next
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Conestoga, many are interested in learning English as a second language, Hollidge said.
of are guaranteeing residence to returning students Conestoga College who wish to live in a new style of residence comfort! is
Conestoga from other countries have come as students enrolled in the English Language Studies
dent population has grown by 40 per cent from the winter semester
family for longer than
who live on
staying with their host
one student who’s been “We’ve
required to stay with the host fam-
team of advisers
applications must be completed.
important that everyone
very rare that an inter-
together, Hollidge said she’s never
home.”Hollidge said this is an important step of the screening process. Though she hasn’t encountered any problems, she said she wants to make sure she has met everyone in the family home to confirm that they’ve all agreed on hosting an international
make sure we’re both on the same wavelength, as far as Homestay goes.” From there, she compares appli-
when it was created. While there are about 200 international students at Conestoga Homestay.
“I insist that all
other countries since the early
family be present
the international students
been staying with their host family for longer than two years now,”
“We’ve had one student who’s
this semester, there are
dents adapt. the school
The program has gained support
while they attend school.
national student and the host family
“There’s a great deal
said Sheila Hollidge, an interna-
through the families on a regular
students opt to be a
you on your
By Daniel Roth
what they are going through
enter the cozy
into the store repeatedly,”
shop the sweet smell of incense tickles your nose, and you will be greeted with a warm smile an employee. The pleasant sounds of relaxation music and tones whisper in the background, and the store's little
and find something new.” Rula really enjoys her job.
HollyOak also stocks
growth and divination such as: yoga mats, pendulums, tarot cards, semi-precious stones and incense.
Jacqueline Rula, manager of HollyOak store specializes
a wide variety
think a store such as
HollyOak would not be concerned with advances in technology. But that is not the case at all. HollyOak offers a one-of-a-kind
service to the area, including hav-
set aside as
using the latest in bio-feed-
back technology and a state-of-the art computer system, you can get a photo of your aura and chakra (energy emanating from your body) plus an interpretation for $25.
Bio-feedback technology works like a lie-detector. It
records the energy from your
for the body,
a new display of candles. The (Photo by Daniel Roth)
Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, reiki, (healing with energy) intuitive development and philosophy.
visual in the
computer so you can
the journey,” she said, adding, “I
a metaphysical self-
see the various colours.
HollyOak also offers a variety of workshops including discussions on angels and guides, an
ety of products so they can help as
Rula said they carry a wide
chakras and auras and introduc-
tion to the tarot.
Jacqueline Rula, manager at HollyOak, sums up the goal of the
ing for different items.
provide an oasis on
their job of
can help all sorts of all walks of life,” she
People come into the store look-
they buy will depend on
students might gain from
a store like this, especially during
exams, are techniques for
called the Lords of
an original show
loon competition called the balloon
burnt a small area of his cheek
after a- short visit to the hospital
with a pre-
company and themselves, Leconte and Franks are happy with the
where they are However, they
also perform a bal-
goals they would like to achieve.
of balloons and Leconte attempts to escape. They charge between $500
formed their acts across Canada, from British Columbia to
and $750 for each show, but also have less expensive shows avail-
Charlottetown, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and
able for birthday parties and other events.
most recently. New Zealand. But even though they get to
Bookings should be made early because the Silly People are in high
where the duo participate twist-off.
After years of working to establish
show. For this performance, Leconte and Franks utilize fire props, such as torches. They also
only lasted for about two sec-
scription for Polysporin.
the fire show, Franks
Franks was sent
eating into the act.
onds and people thought of the show,” he said.
a juggling show. This
Once during set his
variety show requires the use of Chinese yo-yos, balls, clubs and audience participation. Next is the
But along with
company perdifferent shows all
forms three around the world.
don’t get embarrassed.”
clown company. The pair learned how to juggle and started small, by at
was so embarrassed,” he
reduction,” she said.”
Silly People was established June 1993 and was originally a
and items available HollyOak. services
on a sofa. “It’s a livyou could make almost any-
performing and friends.
would from the
one instance, Leconte forgot the second pair of underwear and when the time came all he had was the skimpy pair he was
a fun job to have,” Franks
you were to work anywhere you’d notice people in lineups get agitated and anxious,” she said. “That never happens “If
making people laugh
Have you ever dreamt about becoming an entertainer? Or how about receiving a thrill from the cheer and laughter of the crowd? For Silly People Phil Leconte and Colin Franks, entertaining and not only a passion,
“This is a beautiful place to work, I really enjoy it,” she said, adding, “It’s very serene.” She said what makes the job so enjoyable are the customers.
try to stay as neutral as
By Marcy Cabral
bringing a smile to people’s faces
HollyOak is not in the business compete with others. “We try to always bring in new things,” she said. “And if we discover someone else in town is carrying what we carry we stop that
books for personal growth and total health of body, mind and
Primarily HollyOak specializes
are lined with books,
customer is being provided with what they need as they need it.
atmosphere while the lighting is warm and comfortable. It won’t take you tong to figure out the store you have entered is a unique treasure.
each categorized into different
haven’t noticed the item,
something we have had the time, and it’s their first
“There are some people
world, they prefer perform-
ing at home.
“The Waterloo Busker
completely booked for the summer for Canadian busker “'We’re
Leconte said, adding some people even book them a year in advance for company Christmas festivals,”
loon magic trick and a balloon duel where they fight with an audience member. The show ends with a grand finale called the balloon
During the winter season, however, business tends to slow down so
escape of death. This is where Franks creates a straight jacket out
the hands of the audience and there is definitely an art to picking an audience volunteer.
“Any audience member you pick can make or break the show,” he said. you see people who are eager and really into the show then you try to choose those audience members, and you learn to stay away from the If
our favourite for sure,” Leconte
“We’re at home and get to stay in our own beds and do what we do best.”
smile, he added.
has the best reputation
aren’t even cracking a
Franks added. “You’re treated really well and the
crowds are really great.” According to Leconte, the success of any performance lies in
usually wears two pairs of underwear
During the balloon show, Leconte at
one point, Franks pulls
down Leconte’s boxer
would be nice
where he could scout
shorts to cre-
performers would tmst him. But for Franks it’s still about performing. “There are a ties
of other opportuni-
haven’t tapped into yet,” he lot
of other work
could get, like working on cmise ships or even in Las Vegas.”
gradually working their
However, Leconte and Franks remember an embarrassing moment in Edmonton that still causes them to
paid but they both agree that being
“Don’t give up, don’t get frustrated easily and don’t stop bugging people,” Leconte suggests. “And ideally, you want to be original because if
you’re not people won’t want to hire you.”
Kids have a blast during March Break By Kathleen Deschamps the at children School-age Conestoga College day-care centre proved that even without school, you can still learn and have fun.
During the week ot March 1-15, who would normally be in 1
preschoolers for up to nine hours a
some March Break
Samantha Harper, school-age coordinator, teaches children at the
was excited about the
week’s events. “We now have the kindergartens mixed with the school-aged group. It’s
more crowded, but
The school-aged children range age from Grades
schools after the day ends. .
For the parents
Tuesday the ehildren participated in cosmic bowling. On Wednesday, the children
have a cold that
For March Break, a special activity was planned each day. On Monday approximately 24
extra kids, but there are negatives
children in such
and get pampered
people, especially been to beauty salons
eyebrows, legs or other parts of their pedibodies striped of hair or had
to a real
done, although not
done made me
Having my hair better and having
made me woman.
Spas provide those services and be more. And they are known to tranand relaxation with associated
because they are historically and places to getaway to when stress environment overwhelm. Gina’s Health and Beauty Spa is one of the lai'gest and most popular spas in Waterloo Region.
trained as an esthetician in
and established Gina’s Health and Beauty Spa in Waterloo Region in her 1969. She has since retired and daughter Jenny DeCicco runs
Waterloo and has recently undergone a makeover. square It has three floors and 6,000 of space to provide more services and the newest technology. Maria Christaka, spa coordinator
Obviously the personal treatment and pampering bring many people to spas.
Christaka believes spas are fre-
12 estheticians, regis-
“People want to take care of them-
massage and reflexology theraand two pists and three hairdressers of assistants to meet the demand 80
selves,” she said. at the
who take advantage of Gina’s
services offered. facials Gina’s offers six female at $65 starting hour, an lasting about
and one men's facial, $65. Many people think of spas as At strictly about skin care. being
also a full hair salon
men and women.
clientele, said Christaka.
set a lot of repeat customers said. "I think a spa
from them,” she
a much better gift than a materigirlfriend or wife a for
treatments that can be enjoyed at (Internet photo)
The most expensive costing $285 hours and lasting approximately six bath, includes a eucalyptus steam manicure, facial, wrap, Italian mud pedicure, hair
makeup and a snack.The cheapest package will cost you $140 for approximately two hours ot pamper-
Packages are popular for couples, mothers" and daughters, and groups such as bridal parties. Christaka said the Vichy ram shower, which lasts approximately proba45 minutes and costs $65. is treatment. bod>popular most the bly
floor of the spa
cated to the front desk,
ing. at fast
packages at restaurants, there are choose from can clients spas. Gina's and two for women for packages six custom-build or ^clients can their
most of the
cited and pedicures, $48. were also popular most as being among the
'"We are also more health conmore aw'are of w hat polsun and stress do to our bod-
gift certificate is
that offers haircutting
Although gift certificate redeemers made up are many, they ha\ en t
depends on what peo-
she said. Manicures, $28,
get doesn’t just cater to the rich. ’"We she life, clients from all walks of
learn how' to
Gina DeCicco’s clients in 1969. According to Christaka, Gina’s
said. “It really
Christaka said Gina’s has regular basis, clients who come on a weekly a year clients who come a few times
spa now. located
and tanning bed. But why do people go to spas? Can’t they get some of the same services at Salons, cosmetic counters and skin and esthetic clinics? They can, but at spas you can get a it, full-body makeover. Think about and body, face, hair, nails, make-up
the people want to reverse or delay
beauty spa. I’ve never had the expe-
Gina’s will have the machine other at the spa whereas some
Conestoga college recreation cen-
The week ended with
of those newest technologies
care students lacing on their skates and going ice skating at the
quented more and more because
experience of overall body beautifi-
dren quickly replied,
hair removal,” Christaka said.
do most women, or men know what it’s like to really be pamthe pered? Most people haven’t had
(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)
have spas sent clients elsewhere to wave in the service done. “It’s a big
asked the children what they thought yoga was. One of the chil-
reduclaser electrolysis for hair
nails estheticians to have their hair or have to gone probably done. They’ve
in Europe,” she said.
his best impres-
spas are just as luxurious as the
instructor for an hour.
sion of a tree during a
technology and services available.
fast-paced society. Their have roots are in Europe, but they
Gina’s said spas have really gotten big since Gina’s opened in 1969. She has Kitchener- Waterloo thinks caught up to Toronto in terms of the
Health and beauty spas are a great
yoga lesson from a qualified yoga
school dressed as their
costumes ranging from Potter to Minnie Mouse.
Spas provide an way
Thursday was the day for exercise.
favourite television character, with
children had the chanee to visit the
a confined area.
(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)
community centre and see the On Funky Mamas perform.
end of the year.” Harper enjoys looking
always being passed around, and it can go from child to child,” said Harper,
an added cost.” said
Harper. “It gets added on to the
has to be spent on
ram Pure bliss includes a Vichy 30a by followed shower salt glow of one by massage body minute
and die salon
therapists. Gina's registered massage a steam includes also package
bath and refreshments.
w aiting room There
who frean area pro\idcd for men quent the spa so they can be comThe bottom floor houses the bod> treatment rooms, massage rooms
"Many men come
girlfriend or wife their us pampered." deserves to be Christaka said manicures and gift pedicures are most often giN en in also are packages but certificates,
popular as "It's
a selfish thing but
of Gina's receptionists agrees.
Theresa Mcfarlane has two kids and full-time but said she would often if enjoy being pampered more
she had the time.
"Spas are definitely a great idea. she said.
Infinity’s By Tannis Wade What’s the deal with this pop and when is it going to fade It
stereo and the
definitely wasn’t fading at
Conestoga College on March
their way into the many during a perform-
five includes first-year
have always been into performall of my dance techniques to my broth"I
ance.” he said. "I can credit er Justin.”
“The best part
Their dances closely resembled the band's own work in their music video. The ladies in the audience went wild seeing attractive, muscular guys doing seductive moves. ‘We love the reaction from the audience, anything sexual usually gets some reaction,” said Matt
broadcasting student Matt Ruiss.
ance in the Sanctuary.
song they performed.
formance they continued the show with only a brief pause. It’s Gonna Be Me blared over the
The youngest member of the group is 16-year-old Dean Smith. His chiseled, masculine body makes him appear older than he really is. “I got yanked into this,” he said referring to joining
other guys and working with them.” Nick Esposito,
peer pressure,” he added with a
of the group, Justin Ruiss.
Matt Lynch, soon to be 19, and Nick Esposito, 19, wrap up the group nicely. Neither really has
17 years old. "I choreograph
the dances myself with some help from the rest of the guys,” he said. The younger Ruiss has just started performing with a dance troop in Toronto called Culture Shock. The three-song set included popular N’SYNC tunes and physically demanding dance moves. They opened with I Want You Back from the band’s self-titled
any other performing experience but really enjoy taking part in
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the other guys and work-
the Sanctuary on
looked too small but we grow,” Justin said. The group is no stranger to the stage. They were in the top 12 at the Western Fair’s Youth Talent
right now,” explained
14. Infinity is from
Their performance Fair earned
first in their divi-
which allowed them advance into the quarterfinals.
step for the young work on their singing. working on our own song
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The next group
(Photo by Tannis Wade)
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The team works well together as made the most of what room they had to perform. “The show was awesome, the
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The album playing was
part of the reason
she has never said she until
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was gay she didn’t
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for actress Ellen
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problem they realized with this idea was that they would have to
the issue of gay adoption her
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am. she '
judge or discourage to applying from Conestoga. Tibbits has planned to implement an advisory group to help determine and consider the
their peers, but
As of yet
no announcement on the degrees.
The college approval
awaiting ministerial is hoping for an
The issue of inappropriate emails being sent seemed to be a problem with long-term employees due to a possibility that a list of e-
campus building entrances
for effect into put be 2002. September Other items discussed at the meeting included the status of
While the council is intent on fixing the problem of smoking at n't
mid-May with suggested changes
answer within the next couple of weeks.
gay couples from adopting. "Being gay does not make someone a bad parent. Sure the
some way of keeping
out after reading
every offence after that.
about the Florida gay parenting case. She has since decided to
two support staff union representatives and resource representatives Dave Putt and Kevin Mullan. A final report should be ready by
entrances of the school non-smoking, council members suggested
Richard Farrar, representative of
cleaning services representative, two faculty union representatives,
the school of business, suggested giving a fine of $10 for a first
to take a
Continued from Page 1 order to make the front
be. a “big deal” for her.
There was no earth shattering coming out story, O’Donnell simply said on the show that the realization just dawned on her in a priO’Donnell moment. vate explained how when she was 18
T totally think I’m gay,” O'Donnell said on Prime Time. O'Donnell said that her sexuality has never been, and never will
implementing fines for smokers who do not follow the rules. The
interview with Diane Sawyer, and publicly admitted she was gay.
remember driving my car when I got my permit, 1 was alone and out loud I suddenly was like,
have made a bigger impact on the
her upcoming book. Find Me, the star appeared on ABC’s Prime Time March 14 in an exclusive
the counter to inquire about the
other instruments. The album has received a lot of attention from Beatles fans young and old as the music of The
soundtrack does justice to the integrity of The Beatles command-
of rumours America’s beloved talk show host Rosie O’Donnell coming out in
Sarah McLachlan’s cover of the song Black Bird. The song is performed with an rhythmically guitar, acoustic tapped while McLachlan’s multifaceted vocals fill the void of all
soundtrack. With the recent death of George Harrison, the album could not
By Michelle Timmerman
these artists to create versions of The Beatles’ music for their
years old she
So my friend, who also suffered the same lapse, went with me to
Rosie bares her soul After
fighter in the
Kids can’t always relate to their parents good old rock and roll,
By Janine Toms
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and suggest possible
The committee will be made up 3 members including Barrs
software should help but Tibbits could not guarantee that it would not happen in
Council will not be doing anything at this time over the issue of having a married students resi-
Milner of physical resources. Radigan. a health and safely cer. Al Hunter of security sen
Richard Farrar, co-chair of college council, two Conestoga Students Inc.
the process of
90 beds and wants to take a year off before adding even more beds. It said it miaht look at the issue down
makes a grand comeback
Celine By Tannis Wade Celine Dion is back in business. There was standing room only at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on
March 4 when Canada’s own
34-year-old star wasn't singing
Sales of the
Samantha Sang brought
motherhood and finished the show with a slide show of her son. She was obviously overjoyed by being a mother and loves every minute of it. Entertainment reports everywhere are talking about her extreme candor when it came to her son. She
ed to be good as well. According to an article
expressed his interest about
working with Dion
to the charts in 1977.
tunes, she spent the evening talking
about her son and her
singing Beauty and the Beast.
ner told the audience stories of
Brian McKnight came out of the audience to join her for a duet
stage after a two-year hiatus.
the Toronto Star,
boss,” she said referring to her son.
3 for Dion's return to the
in the future.
of the show was dedicated beginnings.
The theme was back onto
missed you so much,” Dion said to
referring to her journey
crowded audience. “Thank you for making it very special for me.” Accompanied on stage by fellow performers Destiny’s Child, the
and her new family with her 14-month-old son and husband/manager Rene. the stage
dio album was released in 1997 and
group performed the song Emotion from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The Bee Gees and
was quoted saying, “No matter how hard I work he still shits on me.” Her new album entitled A New Day Has Come will be released March 26. It was recorded in a Montreal studio while her son^was in a nearby playroom. Hec last stu-
sold 28 million copies worldwide.
Toronto Star on March
be one of the most talked about attractions in Las Vegas. She made $ 100-million US deal with Caesars Palace to perform 600 shows over three years in a new cola
as part of a primetime
ture called will
taping of the
should run^as early as next
A New Day Has Come. It
be aired on
By Daniel Roth
and choose what you want to do
on your birthday. Whether
Records released the Canada on Sept. 16, but have now teamed up with a major U.S label. Sloan is just one of the successful Canadian bands that has signed
with your family you will be happy.
don’t do anything silly which jeopardize could something you’ve worked hard on.
10 years. So far their If It Feels Good Do It vibe has been a sellout
be in school or
May, and Germany and
will also tour the U.S. in
Canada by May,
According to Sloan’s National Publicity and Artist Relations manager Sean Cordner, they should be back in Canada by May, just in
Good Do It is a hit Canada, their new sound-
time for the
summer festivals. As
now, Cordner said no performances have been booked. Sloan’s song If It
of the Year
Music Saint John, N.B. on
the 14th annual East Coast
Awards held in Feb. 3. They led
of the Year,
the Year, Entertainer of
the 'Year, the Year,
Rock Artist/Group of
Year and Video of the Year. “Sloan has sold 26,500 records in Canada,” said Cordner. “They are halfway to gold.”
The new album Sloan’s
thrash, but takes
fan into anoth-
world when they slow down
something wall,” Scott.
tend to go into makthinking, let’s do
“And then by it’s
the last one in terms of song structures and styles.” Although their infectious rock
After a long struggle things are
working in your be able to persuade people into doing what
favour. "You are going to
of your hard work. Whether in
make fun of them it’s
weeks. But for this album the group started to explore and bring in new elements to their sound, such as computer home recording software, drum loops and more importantly, time. Having over a year and a half to produce Pretty Together let the group stir their.cre-
girlfriend is to
Singer and bass player Chris Murphy wrote the lyrics, but the
foursomes combined talent is what makes the song come alive. “It’s my favourite song on the record because it’s the most collaborative,”
came up with the melody, Andrew made up the guitar riff that goes all the way through it and then I made the
Patrick’s chords, Chris
melodic record with killer tracks. “Our mindset was to have more fun with this one, because we didn’t have anything to lose,” said guitar and vocalist Patrick Pentland. I think we work best when the deck is
Sloan’s typical quirky and sarcas-
were set aside for this Harlequin romance track. “It’s kind of like Take It In from Smeared (1992 album). But there’s no punchline or joke to it. It makes me embarrassed to talk about it,” said Murphy. “I’ve got such a repulyrics
signing with a
the specialness out of
want our band
some of shouldn’t
they’re kind of waiting for
be huge,” said Ferguson. “When I was growing up I liked bands that had their own comer and niche and when they got really big, it took
and when people hear
thing to me, and
tation for being a smirking bastard, this
Cancer: June 22
work you may
answer if you ask someone for
Aquarius: January 20 February 18 someone in your life is being
him or her get under your
short tempered, don’t
anything to provoke them. Don’t
or her help.
on an issue •
feel a little
week. Don’t hesitate to ask a
friend for support.
Be careful not to spend your money frivolously. You may You’ll
January 19 With the pressures of school and
find yourself stuck
Luckiest day: March 27. - August 22 going to catch
Leo: July 23
U.S. label and touring worldwide.
Luckiest day: March 27.
for having released a
falling into place.
For the next while
stacked against us.” Sloan’s deck
several different opportunities in
Bridges was rush-produced in six
The song is ab'out a love triangle. The song takes the side of the to
be able to choose from
man who proceeds
your favour. Things you have
been waiting for are going Luckiest day:
22 - December 2 The winds of change are blowing
Sloan’s last album
time for the (internet photo)
The Other Man
follow that with an April tour. They
Taurus: April 20
good things are going coming your way. Luckiest day: March 25.
currently taking a break
Luckiest day: March 26.
Christmas in New York and Boston and they have just finished six live shows in Japan in before
Scorpio: October 23
are going to
conscious of your every move,
trademark harmonies and skilled songwriting have produced six albums over the
you are single
April 19 authority figure will be
watching over you
Luckiest day: March 31.
U.S. for April 9. And that is only the beginning. The band consists of four Halifax
ready for the March release
in a relationship things
to a friend.
go out with your friends or be
RCA Records, along with Nickleback and Sum 41. RCA has scheduled the release of the record
are going to be very
Libra: September 23 October 22
Murder album in
the best choice.
Luckiest day: March 31.
Happy Birthday Aries! You will have the luxury
Pretty Together worldwide.
Week of March 25-31 Canadian rock band Sloan is preparing to take their new album and
inked a $1 00-million
By Vanessa Laye
Sloan goes worldwide BMG
Celine Dion, a five-time
want to good
you feeling a
March 20 If
you and a close friend
and discouraged. Make sure they
yourself in an argument, do your
best to end the bickering. With
are not happy.
time you will be happy again.
or September August 22 Virgo:
23 Daniel Roth
are going to be cele-
brating something this week. If
two friends each want you
ant issues fo’' three years.
play well, despite loss affair
By Jody Andruszkiewicz
losing cause. However, he
noted two key factors that con-
Defender Rob Dietz was in net as Condors were missing their regular goaltenders. Johnstone had high praise for his goalie saying Dietz played well considering the
avoid an IFC player during
draws so much attention from
(Photo-by Jody Andruszkiewicz)
he frees up other
Condors for scoring opportunities. However, even if the Condors had Djokovic, Dietz on defence
and their regular goalies, they would have been in tough against IFC.
was a fast-paced
Despite the score. Conestoga didn’t look out of place playing
sport in a
But buried underneath ail of the bad publicity are a few shining stars
work hard to represent their more positive light. Elvis Stojko is one of these
IFC. They played smart and even though they
allowed seven goals, the Condors
to an end,
fighting for goals
coach against IFC, as he has coached the majority of the IFC team in the past. “They want to show the old man that they can beat him,” Johnstone added about IFC’s play.
tion that the sport
McBride has had
into the corner, all of IFC’s goals were scored crisply and beat the Conestoga goalie cleanly every
Johnstone said missing Djokovic hurt because even if Djokovic is on the floor and not scoring goals, he
until the whistle.
A Conestoga Condors
up and dominated. They didn't waste anything. From passes to steps, the IFC team was strong. And while Conestoga's lone goal, scored by Mokaedi Maikano, trick-
a sport with a
less than spectac-
of the half though they
strong defender with a strong shot In addition to their woes, leading scorer Bojan Djokovic sat out the
Figure skating is
were certainly still in the game. However, it was the second half that undid the Condors. IFC turned
also said having
Dietz in net took something away from the defence as Dietz is such a that a hole
his team’s efforts,
The Condors were down 2-0
was exhibited on March 14, as the Condors played IFC, comprised mostly of Conestoga alumni. Condors coach GeolT Johnstone
tributed to the
great display of soccer ability
player to strike the ball
pass into the middle for an IFC
soccer against an incredibly strong
was pleased with
game coming on
Even though they lost 7-1, the Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team played some I'anlastic
— Page 15
amateur career is he had incredible
for 12 years, while
keeping true to his personal style. Though he may have suffered for it,
Stojko was never a typical male
His first love was martial arts and his physique reflected that. Rather than trying to be something
he wasn’t by catering to the artistic judging requirements, he used his unmatchable power to break technical records.
Girls’ varsity By Jody Andruszkiewicz
translate into goals as the
Trying to do too much with the and sloppy play were the
Conestoga Condors women’s indoor soccer team lost a game they should have won. story as the
can play better than the effort they
showed, especially in losing to a team with no subs. “They were quite motivated at the beginning of the game,” Keller said of the Condors play in the first half However, that motivation didn t
opportunity as they played
and getting about
Keller was disappointed with her team’s efforts, saying the team
very smart soccer, keeping the ball away from their opponents
Playing against the Northern Girls on March 12 at the recreation centre,
Condors had plenty of players yet looked sluggish against an opponent with no substitute players. Condors head coach Elaine
half up only I-O. It could have easily been a very lopsided score at the end of the plenfirst half as the Condors had
ended the ball
soccer season over
Yet the Condors were their
worst enemy. Despite seriously outplaying their opponents in the first half, being too fancy with the ball and not putting away scoring chances killed the Condors.
While the first half was dominated by the Condors, the second half was an entirely different story.
in trying to close
anteed gold. Stojko’s success drove
“But that doesn’t give them the excuse to lose the game.
out there to have fun playing soc-
as seven quadruple
World in winning medal Championship competition. He has won six medals, the most of any male skater since the Second World
looked as if the Condors were trying to have fun and enjoy the
over,” Keller said,
Stojko also set
in this year’s
to land as
they just didn’t have enough time to do much with the game. Rather,
game. “They know the
forced to reach for higher technical excellence. Fifteen years ago, a successful quad jump practically guar-
scored a couple of weak goals on goalmouth scrambles. While the Condors put some effort into the last few minutes of the
quad-double combination jump in international competition in 1991. After setting this high standard, Stojko followed up with a quadtriple jump in 1997. Male skaters have since been
be" refreshed after the break because they totally shut the Condors down. Strong passing, good ball control and taking advantage of the Condors sloppy defence
Stojko was the ly land a
College forward runs up the court as a Northern Girls defender gives chase.
(Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)
his incredible abili-
he has represented Canada as
The 30-year-old was seen
something of a father figure going into die Salt Lake Games. He spoke
whole team when he said Canada w'as going to “kick some butt." And Team Canada complied with its best Winter Olympics
for the that
o (^LU vi p JxSlLiiLi low much? /r* 1/^
aaainst pairs skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier threatened to
cheat them out of Oly mpic gold. Stojko campaigned for a new
judging system. He thinks technical marks, rather than artistic, should determine a w inner in the event of a tie. This way the skaters
have control over
Of course, none
Though Stojko plans
ing. considering Stojko
haven't seen the last of him He plans to continue skating
professionally and use that freedom to pursue his signature martial arts
— SPOKE, March 25, 2002
AL This article
Major League divisions and how
cuts into hitter’s
power numbers. At first glance
each team looks heading into the 2002 season. Players have report-
to spring training
The Cleveland Indians have been team of the the powerhouse American League Central Division to
stranglehold on the
have some - although
few seasons -
injuries the past
their hitting that has
some of them have
to an end.
signs of weakness.
has been considered the Indians’ future ace for a
few years now but
has never had the overall consistency one expects from an ace. His numbers in 2001 - 14-12
Bob Wickman, who
games few save opportunities
season despite losing a
of the pen
thin but if
should be okay.
The only bats left in the lineup to make pitchers cringe are first base-
allow promising rookie Joe Crede
man Jim Thome and
Roberto Alomar -
Chuck Finley was signed
free agent contract before the
to a big
28 homeruns despite also missing
another aging player is a wonmanaged to
should displace soft hitting
derful leader and
in sick rather than face them.
Unfortunately for the Indians, they forgot to consider that he was
37 at the time he signed the longterm contract - the age most play-
has more power than virtually any-
Chicago way up -
the other hand, the
White Sox are on perhaps ready
year to overtake
the Indians as the elite
The Sox have that the Indians
lack and they
have a group of impressive young pitchers, despite trading
of them to acquire one solid veter-
an pitcher, Todd Ritchie, in the
posted an 8-7 record with a 5.54
number 2 2001. He won’t get much the
one of the most
along in a while but there are a few
dark horse team in the central. They faced possible contraction in the off-season but survived and have one of their best teams since
warning lights flashing despite his 2001 rookie season that saw him go
the earlier 90s. Their rotation
from one to three with Brad Radke, Joe Mays and Eric Milton and their hitters are finally coming around with Corey Koskie. Doug Mientkiewicz and Torii Hunter leading the charge. The Kansas City Royals made a few improvements over the winter - most notably Chuck Knoblauch but they still have a way to go is
before they are contenders.
doubt be relied on heavily
able to injury.
2001 sea260 pounds. A
- something Sabathia has struggled
seven pitchers to
Lorenzo Barcelo and Antonio Osuna'- are back with the team this season but can not be relied upon for much after missing
much time. Mark Buehrle
leads the rotation
going 16-8 with a 3.29
20QL He is followed by
Danys Baez moves from rotation
and could be a pleasant
surprise in only his second season.
anchored by clos-
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ERA in 2001. He
15-11 with a 3.94
Mays could be an
ace on Other teams after going 17-13 last
season with a 3.16
young and should continue
15-7 with a 4.32
10 RBIs should
who must in
to give the
hope include Carlos Febles, Mark Quinn and Dee Brown. The Detroit Tigers have an unspectacular but promising rotation going
Weaver was 13-16
should improve. Steve Sparks was impressive after bouncing around from the majors to the minors for a
went 14-9 with a 3.65 ERA. Brian Moehler pitched in only one
season due to injury but
should return healthy
season to help round out the rotation. took over the
closer’s role last season after struggling to realize his potential.
games but had a high 4.82 ERA, especially considering he pitches in a large ballpark.
should be watched
carefully early on. If he struggles the
Tigers could be in trouble.
with average to
Canadian third baseman Koskie leads the group of promising hitters.
Rob Pick and Bobby Higginson lead the way although
realized his potential last sea-
26 homeruns and driving RBIs.
baseman Mientkiewicz last
season with a .306
He must conpower numbers
average and 74 RBIs.
he hopes to stay
while slugging 27
driving in 92 runs.
Other players Christian
Infante are proba-
away from being ready for the majors. Once they are though, their speed and solid defence should help point the Tigers in the right direction.
at first base.
and played a dazzling centre
bly half a season
Hunter rounds out the impressive trio
son, scoring 100 runs while hitting
35 homeruns and
of the same in 2002.
Cressend will be relied on heavily.
more than 20 homeruns, led by the likes of Frank Thomas, Jose Valentin and Magglio Ordonez. season with an injury and should
team lacks a closer. LaTroy Hawkins saved 28 games last season but most were in the first half and he self-destructed in the second half with a 10.70 ERA. Middle relievers Eddie Guardado, Bob Wells and Jack
2001. Expect more
potential to see seven players hit
to a .306 average,
and 101 RBIs
but had a respectable 4.08
by young pitchers. The White Sox lineup has the
Thomas missed almost
Beltran had one of the best rookie
seasons in recent
into the season.
Sweeney leaves via free agency 2002 season, the Royals are
provides a lot of quality innings and leadership for the other pitch-
collection of youngsters will
For the first time in years Minnesota fans have something to be excited about. Radke is a solid ace, who went
ing savvy. Despite that he
return to previous form. Expecting
become above average
would suggest. He also can pitch a lot of innings - something the Sox
round out the starting five. The bullpen has two solid relievers in Keith Foulke and Bob Howry. Both are capable of closing games but Foulke sees the majority of save opportunities and recorded
The most hope comes from hitters Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran. Sweeney batted .304 in 2001 with 29 homeruns but drove in only 99 runs - mainly due to a lack of runners
of the bullpen will be rounded out
SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
Eric Milton throws the hardest of
Like the starting rotation, the rest retiree
them gets fulltime
the three, but possesses less pitch-
need with so many pitchers
ERA last season
but did save 28 games.
Luckily for the Royals he rebound-
less-than stellar 4. 12
then struggled terribly in 2000.
pitched better than his 11-15 record
bullpen to the number 4 spot in the
him and he posted a
years are behind
returning from injury.
the warning signs.”
season ending injuries last season. Four of them - Jim Parque, Kelly
he hopes to work
pitcher must be in prefnium shape
that they are playing in a spa-
and promising but thin and vulner-
Closer Roberto Hernandez best
son weighing in
assortment of average pitchers
round out the
really in trouble.
more than anyone
years Minnesota fans
The rotation is abysmal. The top two starters project to be Jeff Suppan and Chad Durbin. Suppan went 10-14 in 2001 while Durbin was 9-16.
Branyan rocked 20 homers in only 315 at bats but struck out 132 times while managing only 73 hits
Indians’ pitching staff he will no
was always tired, always
Sabathia has pitched a lot of innings for a young pitcher — which often leads to arm or shoulder injuries - and with the state of the
team destine to struggle in 2002. They still haven't figured out how to build their team around pitching
17-5 with a 4.39
in baseball but
The White Sox pitching
heralded young pitchers to
The Minnesota Twins
better than that at age 39.
else in baseball.
28 homeruns and bat .280. Long-ball hitter Russ Branyan
Ordonez will patrol right field, armed with a new long-term contract, and should be able to improve on his 2001 season that saw him hit 3 1 homeruns and lead the Sox with 113 RBIs. He also added 25 stolen bases and a .305 batting average. Also watch to see how much
with injury problems but
season and was suppose to be the
Kansas City fans are
season of bad pitching and average
the chance to crack the lineup at
powerful lineup that could cause any opposing pitcher to call the
rookie Michael Cuddyer.
time with an injury.
- were solid but not good enough for a numbef
Paul Shuey and Ricardo Rincon can stay healthy then the Indians
son and drove in 124 runs in but he will be hard pressed to repeat those numbers without the likes of
with a 4.09
not be out of the question. Valentin bounced all over the
base and centre field - and
the Indians’ start-
lar season begins on March-31.
the fifth in a series
Central a three
Guzman, Luis Rivas and
looks to be a three-team race
for the Central Division
2002. The Indians have the experience but the White Sox and Twins’ youngsters are
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