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34th Year

— No. 12

Conestoga College, Kitchener

ECE Inside

educators reminisce

By Kathleen Deschamps

nator Berdina

Hamilton Arbitage award of the night an outstanding co-op teacher. TTiis

presented the

More than 500 early childhood educators gathered at Conestoga College on March 22 to learn and reminisce

“Where

about

to is

began.” That was the theme this year

Education conference.

works

held each year for

is

“I

managers, and educaof early childhood education

practitioners, tors

Schramm

kidsLINK/NDSA

year,

Preschool

support

Region

services,

Waterloo and the ehild studies department of Conestoga division,

College sponsored the conference. The event ran March 22 and March 23. Friday night featured registration, opening remarks, an awards presentation, and a keynote address. Saturday was dedicated to 28 different workshops for educators to learn

more about various aspects

of ECE.

arts

Last year’s winner, Sandy Barlen, left, presents the award for exceptional early childhood educator to Colleen Schramm, who was described as an innovative leader. (Photo by Kathleen oeschamps) cent this year compared to last year. “There’s no question this is an

important

CEO for kidsLE4K,

At the event, awards al

former graduates of the early child-

handed out

the

hood education program, as well as

who worked

educators

in

Waterloo Region. She said that the news has been mentioning lately that the ages of zero to six are a definite priority,

and

that

all

those in the

are important aspects.

president of Tibbits, John Conestoga College, said ECE applicants to the college were up 20.7 per

“There’s

said.

people.”

meeting on Friday evening by welcoming back all the

opened

he

field,”

no question you are important

also

Sonia Pouyat,

for exception-

were

early childhood educators to

two

award of the

first

night to Colleen

taught

By Nicole Childs

Schramm. Parents

and teachers described Schramm as an innovative leader, and an excel-

team member. Parents said they liked her disposition and genconcern shown towards

uine

me

Schramm

a great deal,”

all

Schramm

said

upon receiving

the

hair,

you and a

ECE

the

for

educator

winner

audience laughing by getting them

award,

to relax

nice things to say.

to children laughing

“Laurie has a very nurturing and style,” Sheenan said. “She aware of children’s individual

calming is

Conestoga College’s

ECE co-ordi-

COMMENTARY Eves faces uphill battle

4

In 1995 a

time the college

they can really get started.

failed.

team compete in the American Solar Challenge.

first

is

The

a biennial cross-coun-

try solar car race

open

to competitors

20 and several one the following

college. “At the

college to compete in the race.

ity

Jeremy Binkle, manager of the project, says he thinks

for

Conestoga is

to

it is

important

be a part of

this.

"1

a great learning expe-

rience for the students. This project will

be challenging, and

1

believe the

students from Conestoga are up to

day.

They

moment,

are

by 1997 but

Some remnants of the old car left and may be used in the new

March

one.

The team hopes

second

other

materials

are

donations from local industries.

still

hoping for as many volunteers as they can get from ever)' area of the

from around the world. Conestoga College would be the first Canadian

believe this

PAGE

first

Conestoga College is calling all students in the hope of having a solar

competition

11

not the

enter the competition

at the

seminars.

Conestoga College has been awarded degree-granting status.

The

Ministry

of

Training.

granted the right to proceed with

is

together.

more

Each and every person felt special end of the performance, and was ready to tackle a full Saturday of

at the

group aimed to

This

ing their proposal to the college.

information meeting on

more than 100

times a day.

has attempted to put a solar car team

They need college approval before

2(X)3

only laugh 14 times a day, compared

Universities and announced on March 27 that Conestoga is one of nine colleges

fundraising and public relations.

for just that experience.

car

in

some do to

said he's had

College’s solar car team are hoping

TTiey had about 13 people at the

out

they can’t help

offer

away

said that adults

degree status

students

mean

n’t

children.

College gets

robotics

in place before present-

their night

He

from

said.

have a team

and enjoy

Charmaine Sheenan, presented the award to Clayfield, and had many

He

running the project and hoping to

Members of Conestoga

ence roared with cheer and applause. Huschilt then sang a song for everyone about ECE (It’s your quest to get

“low-budget” spa, Huschilt kept the

in 1991. Last year’s

another.

powered by

ride in a car

Mike Harris’s last day in office. “Did you guys know that today was Mike’s last day of work?” The audi-

ECE

program

someone comes from one area does-

Binkle and Jason Blamire are both

Huschilt started his humorous speech by telling the audience about

Throughout the hour-long performance that he referred to as a

Conestoga College has been rated number 1 and I think we should show people why,” he

an engine roaring beneath

the sun?

PAGE

it

in

a diploma in career

toddlers to rest.)

needs.”

children.

degree,

counselling, and a certificate in adult education.

The second award of the evening was presented to Lori Clayfield, who

lent

the challenge.

Have you ever wondered what would feel like to have the wind

with 3-1 loss.

be signing auto-

said.

graduated from Conestoga’s

teachers.

Last year’s winner, Sandy Barlen

presented the

award that she was both honoured and humbled. “Eveiyone I have had the pleasure of working with has

Solar car team needs students

Condors end season

said. “I’ll

later.”

Huschilt has a master of arts management degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a bachelor of fine

the

of

child-care

your

night tonight,”

Huschilt.

This

room

Lab School.

my

it’s

The main event for Friday night was the keynote address by Paul

done.

Sights and of France.

at the "Waterloo

guess

graphs

(ECE) to learn more about their job and to be thanked for a Job well

other

has a current

The winner, for a second time that nighL was Colleen Schramm, who

for the 14th annual Early Childhood

The event

who

teacher

a

Conestoga College student doing a co-op placement at their workplace.

ail

it

last

If

to acquire

needed

through

approx ed the team just hopes to

get to the race and cross the finish

they aren’t trxing to win yet.

Colleges

pilot-project programs.

Conestoga plans to offer a Bachelor of Applied Technology Telecommunication and Computer Technologies) and a Bachelor of Applied Technolog) .Advanced (Integrated (Integrated

Manufacturing Technologies). The first program w ill teach students to manage modem complex

the major-

line;

joined the

team are mechanical students, which

Another meeting will be held April 3 and they hope to ha\ e a rough cop)

we

of the proposal for the college ready

processes and the second one will

also need p)eople to keep track of

by the meeting. For more information you can contact Jeremy Binkle at 00923983 @conestogac.on.ca or at Blamire Jason Jason_blamire@hotmail.com.

teach students to

is

of people

who

ha\'e

great for the design teams, but

money and do Binkle.

said

They

dri%e. build

He

fundraising."

will need people to and help with upkeep.

also stressed that just because

telecommunication and electronic

from

initial

manage processes

product and process

design to integrating multiple production see the

s)

stems. For

.•kpril

full

coverage

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— SPOKE, April

1,

2002

Controversy continues over blood alcohol levels pushing for the legal limit to be changed from 0.08 to 0.05, based

By Mary Simmons

A

found that Canada’s blood alcohol laws are stricter than most countries. The Canada Safety Council

new

By Kirsten

utility vehicles

Fifield

wave of warm weather

to hit the

area quickly.

“The way things look this year, we’ll have a typical open5,” ing of between April 7 and 1 said Todd Doering, the superintendent of Doon Valley and

Rockway

golf

clubs

in

Kitchener.

He

said over the past couple of years the warm weather trend

has been allowing the courses to open as early as the last week of March, but this year Jack Frost is

added

to

Doering,

frost is the biggest inhibitor to

opening courses to the public. “When there is no frost in the soil, the surface water can drain

consistent

that

many coun-

paring Canada’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) laws to those in 77 jurisdictions across 20 developed countries.

record, as

below 0 C at night, or more ground frost will be produced. “We also look for root development on the greens to make sure they are growing healthy,” Doering said. “The plant needs to be capable of growth so it can recover from damage.” So even though two weeks may like

tries

it does in Canada. response to the report, says that lowering BAC levels will save lives and make the

In

but lower levels won’t help. In an article found on their

BACs

MADD

death have

reveals that Canada’s sanctions are

roads safer for everyone.

says that binge drinking by younger drivers is also an increasing

Andrew

the strictest in the world.

Murie,

MADD

executive national director, says in a press release that the report misses the funda-

David Paciocco, who Prof. teaches law at the University of Ottawa, wrote the report and

Canada’s

found that the approach to BAC laws internationally is complex and varied. He questions the validity of groups such as Mothers Against

mental point. “We might have the toughest laws on the books, but our courts

are

When

seldom use the penalties. was the last time you heard a maximum sentence handed out

of

at least 0.15.

It

concern. Forty per cent of teen drivers killed in car accidents have been drinking, 75 per cent of which have BACs above the legal limit of 0.08.

To counteract the problem, the advocates more roadside

CSC

spot checks and visible enforce-

ment,

claiming that

if

tics.”

tainer.

White said although it is not mandatory to recycle, everybody should.

On March

“We may knock on

new items were

4,

reduce the waste in landfill sites. The new items include dry paint

you another

cans without

$30 Monday-Friday and $37

condition to support traffic from

on weekdays and $24 on weekends. Golf carts are $25 and clubs can be rented for $12.

lids,

empty aerosol

margarine tubs, ketchup containers, hardcover books- and

cans,

“It is

Susan White, supervisor of customer service at the Regional Municipality of Waterloo’s Garbage Collection and Recycling Department, the

mented,

many

requested the

local

residents

new products be

included in the program.

entrenched into our com-

munity.”

to

expansion will greatly benefit the environment. “It’s going to divert a lot more away from the landfills,” she said. Before the expansion was impleP3ftvaP3tnan

participate.

grocery bags.

According

your door

and ask you to recycle, if we notice you aren’t.” She said Kitchener was the first Canadian city to implement the blue box program so most people

incorporated into the program to

14 days to save your pennies. Green fees at Doon Valley are

sign indicating the number usually designated on the con-

The is

box.

have been polishing their clubs all winter, look on the

The expansion of the program is quite new, so White said they

Blue boxes are located throughout the school to

still

encourage

cess.

recycling.

are unable to determine

She said

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

dents to

Although some plastic items were already suitable for recycling,

now

more types of

plastics are

permitted.

“Plastics

from three

now be placed

to seven can

in the

blue box,”

it

is

its

suc-

important for

resi-

know when

to put their

garbage and recycling on the curb.

“Make

sure

it is

out by 7 a.m.”

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a lot more can go into the blue

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site,

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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These three words are familiar to almost everyone in the country. But now that Waterloo Region’s recycling program has expanded,

who

gives

causing sentence

the key to fighting drunk driving,

By Denis Langlois

an eternity for those

it

a

being given to a repeat offender? It doesn’t happen in our country.” CSC agrees that enforcement is

far

seem

or

goes through some changes

Saturday and Sunday. Twilight rates are also available during the evening for $21

he said. This lack of moisture allows the soil to harden and be in good

says that while

death,

Region’s recycling program

and individuals

weather is also a factor and the temperature needs to be above 7 C during the day and not fall top

bright side,

lingering around.

And according

He

He

criminal matter, so the penalties do not give the person a criminal

Drunk Driving (MADD) who

playing the course.

Golfers hoping to hit the greens early better wish for a

to foreign

legislation.

com-

has released a report

among

weeks away

on arguments pointing

do have 0.05 as their legal limit, they do not enforce it as a

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The cost By Sarah McGoldrick In the

wake of

World Trade Center City, a

new wave of

turcs liavs been

on the York

New

in

security Ica-

added

and

to local

international airports.

The

result

of these

new precau-

been an increase

tions has

the

in

price of Hying,

Elicctive April

new surcharges

I,

added to the price of a oneway and return trip ticket. The cost will be

an additional $12 one-way and $24 per return trip according to Travel Cuts, a discount travel is

agency.

The new

security measures have

been implemented by the Canadian government and are called an Air Travellers Security Charge,

These new prices also apply to destinations outside of Canada, To travel to the U,S, or other parts

the world will be an additional

one-way and $48

return.

of

$24

Similar

increases have oecun'ed at airports

around the world

in

of flying soaring higher

up airport airpon security security.

the attacks

an effort to step

The Canadian surcharges have come under lire from members of

You will not be allowed to take them on board unless they arc functioning,

the Opposition Party and the travel

ication

Members have

said

new

the

in

labelled

increase in the cost of air travel.

place and also be accom-

Syringes or needles

have the needle guard

brochures and ad campaigns. All

container,

of suggestions on

how

to

make

travelling easier,

Ensure

I

there

are

luggage instead,

Make

Transport

Security

may need

These

personnel

such as cellphones, laptop computand portable or electronic

ers

games

are charged and ready to be turned on for inspection.

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when

The

items, are

Ihe

not permitted on board an

Pack your own bags; never let someone else do I

Web

Meetinghouse farms, a buggy bridge that was built by local Mennonite farmers, a one-room school house and the “Kissing Bridge’’ which is the last covered

pancakes. Surprisingly, 10,000 peo-

from across Ontario attended which guaranteed the return of the festival for years to come. With the size of the crowds increasing over the years (the 2000 festival saw crowds of more than

ple

bridge in Ontario, built in 1881, Visitors will also have the oppor-

boasts serving approximately

1

to learn about the tapping of

produced, (Internet photo)

pancakes using 800 kilograms of

pancake mix and 725

litres

of maple

The

original

included 14 booths

now

includes the

outside

mall that

Also an attraction

A

heritage tent will be set up in

Gore Park

to

inform visitors about maple syrup and a

the history of

products of more than 100 vendors.

syrup each year.

This

a relay. Beside the flipping contest will be the toy show and sale that

water) with prizes of $100, $75 and

will

include

the

festival’s

at the festival

new

beanbag baby horse “pancake” as well as an antiques and collectibles

show and sale. The Megamutts dog show

The more

and

examples of obedience and agility. The 2001 festival will also host the fourth annual quilt block challenge.

The Four

is

wind,

and

fire

to be awarded by Viewer’s Choice on the day of the festival. Since the festival began it has raised more than $900,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations.

drills, tricks

theme

(earth,

$50

will

precision routine

year’s

Elements

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80,000 people) the number of attractions has also grown. The festival

Transport Canada’s

visit

site at

draws thousands

guided one-and-a-half-hour tour that includes Old Order Mennonite

event estimated 2,500 people

making all more For more infor-

cost of

than $] million.

mation

Activities include a countryside heritage tour that takes guests on a

would attend to taste the town’s sweet maple syrup and freshly made

airports

the changes will cost

up and down Elmira streets with vendors selling everything from crafts to delicious fresh baked goods.

town of Elmira will be busy serving hundreds of gallons of maple syrup during the muchanticipated Maple Syrup Festival, Beginning in 1965, organizers of

detection all

and screen 99 per cent of passengers.

are the booths lined

6, the

at

also

installing

explosive

the

On April

on

systems

aircraft,

festival

They

at airports.

plan

aerosols or

common

include

port security and enhancing ,screening

to inspect them,

solvents,

plans to

it

creating tighter air-

transported, such as clean-

other

outlined

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health, safety, property or

ing

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air-

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its

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Transportation Canada is working to inform the public through

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However they deem any item

planes.

container.

personal medical use must

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any knives or sharp objects onto

Transport Canada also warns passengers not to bring

original

its

changes will cause a period of chaos in the travel industry and warn of a four to live per cent

rules and regulations

it,

Pack prescription med-

I

industry.

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— SPOKE, April

1,

2002

A long road ahead for Ernie finally settled

The dust has

and the

Eves affairs

of the province can

in full swing. provincial Progressive After five months of campaigning, the follow Mike Hams as to Eves Ernie elected have Conservatives

resume

the

.

new premier of

.

,

Ontario.

Eves has a long road ahead of him. Employees Union Already facing an Ontario Public Service with educators, relationships the strike, Eves must also repair everyone not about just and practitioners schools, health-care attached to the private sector. after an elecEves also has to deal with internal party issues

monumental tasks But how Eves deals with these seemingly Tories can provincial the not or whether will directly influence win

a third majority election.

An

may be

election

two away, but governance must Ontario to remain a strong province in

a year or

happen now in order for Canada and across the globe. typical For all this to happen though. Eves must transcend bottomthe about not is province a Governing Tory policies. line.

Harris’s right-hand man during the Common Sense oversaw Revolution, Eves, in his portfolio as finance minister, care, health from dollars of billions cut slashes that

As Mike

budgetary education and the social services. Democrats Admittedly, taking over for the provincial New into debt deep and their reckless spending that plunged Ontario far. too forced these cuts, but too often they went as they Doctors left the province en masse during this period shortdoctor a creating thus potential, were limited in earning age in Ontario. Tuition for post-secondary education has steadily increased despite decreased funding. Elementary and secondary schools are being asked, to do more with decreasing resources. Welfare numbers were reduced but the regulations behind accessing social assistance were tightened to make it hard to public service

is

distrustful of the legislators

because of

the legacy of Ernie Eves the Finance Minister and

it is

This is an ugly one. But as Ernie Eves the premier, things have to change. Governing Ontario can no longer be about partisan politics or looking at things as line items on a budget. Eves must increase spending on health care, education and the social services while staying true to his party’s policies.

Sense Revolution

continue on

tives

it

lest

it

is

The

over and cannot be allowed to

spawn other insane ideas

like

Jim Flaherty’s

wanting to jail the homeless. Eves must move past the partisanship of politics and work with the public sector. Governing Ontario must be about building coalitions with the public and private sectors, responsible spending of tax dollars and it must be done with compassion and concern for the people of Ontario.

leader but

On March

As

for

team

started a scuffle at

I’m

reflect poorly

in.

my

If they

I

team

is

campus

disgusting and

is

has not tolerated

campus

part of

will get another majority government.

athletes,

But before anyone gets re-elected, things in Ontario need to change and Ernie Eves needs to be the man leading that change.

to a higher standard

dent athlete

life.

is

part

But

at

the

same

It

I

may

not like that, but

I

made

These players made the same

lic

pub-

takes a special person to get

own right. Nobody put a gun

But when a student leader or behaves in such a negative

way, they lose the

And to their

SPOKE

head

is

they should lose their priv-

ileges as well.

mainly funded from September

ment from Conestoga Students

Keeping Conestoga College connected

in

this

May by a payexchange for the

to

Inc. (CSI) in

insertion of advertising in the paper.

expressed

The views and

newspaper do not necessarily

views of Conestoga College or the CSI. Advertisers are not endorsed

SPOKE is

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tain the

CSI

logo.

of the

trust

school.

in their

than the average student.

its

athlete

dent leader.

choice to become student leaders

in

qualified

reputation.

the choice to get involved as a stu-

when

is

stu-

Not

involved so heavily because the

hold themselves

to

a privilege.

and part-time jobs.

leaders, and that includes student

need

is

school trusts those leaders with

and par-

time, student

the

hours on top of their schooling

part-time jobs.

cel of that lifestyle.

as

or has the desire to put in the extra

Even the occasional moment of drinking to excess

same

everyone on campus

hours on top of their schooling and

have no problems with stu-

the

Being a student leader or a

qualified

to put in the extra

this behaviour.

It’s

on any Conestoga

acted

their team.

or has the desire

should not be tolerated. I’m glad the university

is

well as

Warrior football players did, I would advocate they be kicked off

a privilege. Not everyone on

athlete

as

apply to the athletic department.

Being a student leader or student

like

back on the

to get

community service

actions

on the school.

children.

This behaviour

want

team, they should have to do some

when

If a player

A few days later at the Bombshelter Pub, Waterloo’s other campus bar, the police were called again to break up a bunch acting

because

in public

These players should be kicked off the football team.

at

can’t be acting like a jackass

regional police had to be called

players

interim solution.

student

a'

Conestoga,

the

Federation Hall where Waterloo

of football

a

it’s

leader

members of

7,

Democrats are ill-equipped to govern Ontario as was evidenced by the early 1990s. The provincial Liberals, under the leadership of Dalton McGuinty, are a weak alternative to the New Democrats as they seem content to criticize the Tories and do nothing else. By moving past everything and putting the best interests of Ontarians at the front of every decision, Eves and the Tories provincial

However, banning the football team from the campus bars doesn’t solve the problem. It’s an

reality.

their ridiculous behaviour.

I

New

campus pubs

all

dents drinking.

The

time.

not fair to student the

banning the football

director, for

football

reality

sometimes

it’s

applaud Judy McCrae, the

enough

and told them to be a student athlete. They can walk away at any

an unfor-

tunate

and

of any school and need to act

accordingly. I

not nearly

It’s

or not, student athletes are the most visible representa-

Like

team from

cuts and outsourcing.

Common

Ban from campus pubs

University of Waterloo’s athletic

access funds.

The

Athletes need standards

by

the

CSI

opinions

reflect the in

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Fiature

ECE

program promotes healthy babies

A ^ A Lb ^ ^ ^ By Kathleen Deschamps

*

Community Resources

Division

vention services, because the learning process begins at birth. 1 also learned that babies are

and the Family Health program wasn’t

I

always a journalism

student.

Before

I

walked into the

Conestoga College

halls of

study the

to

fine art of writing, I was in ECE. For those of you who don’t know,

that

Early

is

Childhood

Education. I love children but I also love to be creative and write. I finally

decided to take Journalism, but my love for children has never wavered. I still get excited when I get the chance to learn something

about

my

former passion. As part of the Early Childhood Education Conference held March 22 and 23, seminars took place all day Saturday. took

upon myself

put

on.

it

Healthy Children

Babies,

Healthy simply put,

(HBHC)

insures that

all

now screened from birth developmental problems.

families in Ontario

identify picturesHn a book, point to

least three different body and walk alone. If the child cannot do something on a list, the parents are asked to phone their

mote early

birth.

home

The

was Healthy Babies, Healthy Children. The Waterloo Region Community Health Department, Family and topic

As

postnatal

nurse will call the new mother to make sure she and the child are

coping

OK

Uelina Housa and Susan Delisle Smith hold up pamphlets entitled Healthy Babies, Healthy Children that promote pre- and postnatal

a few days after the

The nurse

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

will also offer a

visit. There is a support sysfor the parents until the child is six years of age. This means

tem

that they

can

call

HBHC

any time

they have questions or problems.

HBHC’s

is

It

goal

see

to

improved child health and development, as well as increased parenting confidence and knowledge.

They

stressed that

families

all

should have access to early inter-

See

wonderful people are noticing babies for the people they really are.

Imagine waking up on a differgroup of strangers and getting money to be there. Katimavik is organization

places people

all

that

Canada

across

giving them work experience. Sen. Jacques Herbert founded

Katimavik in 1977

happen

machine. Your

often, but

local

takes your bank card

when a bank machine

banking branch can assist you

if

your card

is

it

is

usually a defect

in

the

eaten. (Photo by Nicole Childs)

when hungry

Don’t panic

many

that

after

he saw

knew

students

little

about Canada and were just leaving high school and getting jobs. Director Communications

says Lavictorire Emilie Katimavik is a great way to meet people and get practical work experience.

bank machine eats your card

“It

presents

a

from whoever

is

around.

I’ve

even

seen people stick tweezers into the Picture this. line

You

are standing in

Tim Hortons when you

at

you haven’t got enough You cash for what you want. decide to run to the bank machine and exchange one line for another. The person in front of you sticks his banking card into the machine realize

and receives his money problem. You put your card machine and receive no Bewildered you begin

without a into

the

response.

pressing

tiny

me,

now what do you do? Well, many you'll probably rant and

rave, yell various four-letter at the

machine and

tiy'

words

to get help

As soon

as

there

a

is

repairperson

bank is notified problem, a machine the

is

sent out to assess

the situation and solve the problem.

doesn’t work.

branch for a temporary replace-

Cards that are eaten by a bank machine are taken back to the bank branch. From there, clients are called and can come into the

ment card. According to Rosemarie, a Royal Bank client services repre-

branch to retrieve their cards or have them mailed to them. In some cases the problem can

sentative,

who

name due

to

cannot give her last policy, banks

bank

follow a specific procedure

If

like

it

The only thing you can do is the toll-free number on the machine or call your own bank

a

card, so

an

call

your money, but instead of getting You have it, you lose your card. iust joined millions who have experienced this horrible and

The bank machine has eaten your

in

attempt to retrieve their card. Trust

button after button to try to get

often humiliating experience.

opening of the machine

defect in the machine.” she said.

when

bank machine eats a client card. it happens during branch hours,

can come into the branch and get a temporary card. But if the card is captured while the branch is closed you will have to wait until the next working day or call the 24-hour toll-free number on the bank machine. "It doesn't happen often but when it does happen it is usually a

clients

of social

lot

challenges,” she said.

Anyone can apply

By Nicole Childs

to partici-

pate-in Katimavik and selection

random.

is

two hours

Thanks

am a

to the seminar, when I ready for children, I will be just

little

what

more knowledgeable about

to do.

and get

town they to

know

are staying

the culture.

“It gives the chance for students to get some adult responsibility,” Lavictorire said.

The program is funded by Exchanges Canada that pays for all travel arrangements and dailyliving expenses.

Students receive $21 a week in spending money and a SI, 000 honorarium is given to each participant at the end of the work term.

Since- 1977. 21.000 people have participated in Katimavik. However, in 1986 the entering Conservative Party cancelled the program. In 1995 it was resurrected on a smaller scale.

An average of 3,000 to 6,000 people apply to Katimavik and 1,000 are chosen. This year marks the 25th

participants

anniversary and celebrations are

planned all across Canada. “In November celebrations will be held in Ottawa and an alumni association has been set

and a project

said

leader.

Homes

for

participants are rented all over

Canada. Jobs are sponsored by local non-profit organizations and participants can

or

as

work together

individuals.

Jobs

include working at a

The machine can't read it, or in my case when my Canada Trust account changed over to TD Canada Trust, it ate my old client

recreational park or

may

museum,

government

office.

The experience

isn’t all

work

and no play. At the end of the day participants are free to tour

up

at

national

the

office."

Lavictorire said.

Not only

is

Katimavik looking

they are also looking for project leaders. This

for

participants,

nine-month commitment pays $475 to $490 a week and all expenses are taken care of. For further infonnation their

Web

site

at

visit

www.kati-

mavik.ore.

within two weeks.

you face this experience of havyour card eaten by a bank machine, don't fret and rant and rave since it won't do you any good any ways, just call your main branch or the number on the bank machine

at

that any-

can expect a full day. Residence is shared with 10 other people

Lavictorire

be with the card.

card because they were issuing new cards. I received a new' card

my

know now

I

one who is in need of information can contact the HBHC info line at 519 883-2245.

the city or

ent side of the country with a

doesn’t

learned a lot in

the seminar.

in

student

the testing

is

gettirrg«paid*«

By Sarah McGoldrick

a

all

It

the country

whi le

i

It

to pro-

that

I

care for mothers.

screening

part of the plan, a registered

was unaware of

I

kids go through.

down.

chose.

I

and

pre-

is

identification in chil-

dren.

the subject matter

to sit in

objective

I

process since 1997. A parent also has the right to turn the program

it

The

physician.

had no idea that a newborn should not sleep more than three hours at a time. I couldn’t even guess what colour their first poop should be. I learned that everyone in Ontario has had the right to the neither.

at

parts,

educators or mothers. Some had the pregnant bellies to prove it. I

myself was

for

The Nippissing District Developmental Screen began in 1993, and tests babies on their skills with yes/no questions. For example, 1 learned that an 18month-old child should be able to

have proper pre-natal and postnatal care. The speakers, Celina Sousa and Susan Delisle Smith, spoke eandidly about babies and how they need special attention and should be screened as early as 48 hours after birth. All of the 22 participants in the seminar were early childhood

on one of the seminars, hoping to learn something about children. The semihar began at 9 a.m. and although my warm bed seemed a heavenly place, I was exited about I

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who took an

By Mary Simmons

of Conestoga

walking the halls College. You'd probably remember him. He’s the one with the beauti-

Ruby was born with hydrocephalus, or water on the brain,

damaged

eventually

optic nerve and left

him

his

visually

That was at the age of 2 1986 and he has come a long

impaired in

way

1

.

since then.

An

intelligent, enthusiastic

Ruby has

man.

for

of plans

lots

the

future.

one

For

wooden

thing.

although

to

turn

at the

work

workshop

mer

he hopes

into a business,

moment he

to find facilities to

makes

Ruby

toys, a talent that

one day

is

trying

in.

His for-

burned

down

in 1995.

He would and

ability

like to use his passion to

went to leave a huge hug.”

He this

black guide dog.

which

right there beside

help others think

her

I

little

me, and when I she gave me

help others

moment

“There’s something about dogs

that

But Argus can also be a barrier because

in their lives.

dog, Argus, talking about his visual

breaks to socialize and go for a cof-

At school, when others use

Ruby

fee,

program. He speaks fondly of Argus, calling him his baby and occasionally reaching over to give him an affec-

do his business.

He to

says people will often come him and start talking because

of Argus, who has proved to be a social icebreaker since he came into Ruby’s life in 1998.

He

realizes

have

doesn’t mind people

coming

in

at a

day camp

1996.

He recalls one

particular

little girl

to

He

refers to

it

as being similar to

a driving situation. Argus is the driver in their car and if he gets distracted,

their

an accident can happen.

Inline skating

-

build

Skanes

!

1

is

Look

assumptions.

at

the

person, not the blindness.” Another plan Ruby has in the

ability

to expand on his writing and develop his thoughts a book, essay or group is

of speeches.

He

is

looking for a

currently

mentor to assist him with his grammar and structure, basically someone who would go over his written material and edit it for him.

Carey Ruby with through

his

r

One of the most important things students have to do textbook reading.

is

For some students the amount of reading that is required in post secondary education is an overwhelming task. Whether or not you have had a lot of experience with reading, this study skill tip can offer you strategies that can help you Improve your reading skills.

a

Spring has finally arrivedi^ decent pair of skates' can be it comes the desire" purchased for $69.99. , to find activities that’eari'be’ 'These will have'a molded ;" 1 enjoyed outdoors. plastic boot, similar to that But most of us are looking of a ski boot, and will also for something a little more come equipped with a brake, fun than jogging around the a feature not included on the block. hockey models, which lace Well search no further, up like ice skates. inline skating can be a recommends He also great alternative and you beginners, even those able to don’t have to be a star skate on ice, invest in knee athlete or invest a lot pads and wrist guards, of to money which can be picked up for participate. $34.99. Mark Skanes, a sales asso“The ice surface is flat,” ciate at Sportco said Skanes, “but outside in Kitchener, said beginners you introduce the grain of can enjoy inline skating for the pavement and things like under $120, including tax. rocks, which can be “If you’re just starting out unexpected.” it’s probably not worthwhile He added wheels can be to purchase high-end equipreplaced on all models startment,” he said, adding inline ing at $30, but those planhockey skates can cost up ning on skating a couple of to $300. times a week for the dura“They’ll all roll, they’ll all tion of the season won’t fit your feet,” he laughed. need to worry for a couple Skanes said the more of years. expensive skates will be a Bearings can also be little more comfortable and replaced. have better quality wheels. Skanes said people interThey will also have a high- ested in purchasing inline er ABEC, which means the skates for road hockey may wheels will roll smoother want to look into a lace up and faster. boot because they do not ABECs, or bearings, run have a brake, which may get from level 1-7, but he said in the way, are more commost people can’t askate fast fortable and have higher enough to keep up with a quality wheels. level 7. A beginner pair of this “Beginners really don’t model can still be purchased have to be concerned with for under $100.

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notions about what

and great exeipi^ By Kirsten

many people

that

own

blind and his message for

tionate pet.

up

He

is

their

outside letting Argus

impairment and the guide dog

into

own

would

for a child.

Argus when he is in his harness, since he can become distracted and Ruby can be hurt as a consequence.

when speaking

social

to look

after his needs, like a parent

up against a wall and they move, they can.” He first became aware that he wanted to ers

Ruby has

enjoys public speaking and you will often find him at schools and scout groups with his guide

He

works

use his

to

people.”

made him want to and make a difference it

more creatively. “Sometimes when people think

creativity to help oth-

connect

people

help

that

him, but he does want people to be aware that they should not pet

they’re

to

is

get a dog.

up

can’t

few walls

neighbourhood

new

a

girl lacked affection in

and

into a

because of this,” Ruby said. His advice to people moving into

talked, she was

realized in that

life

bumped

“I’ve

instant liking to him.

“The whole time

You may have seen Carey Ruby

ful

to look again

man wants you

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Skimming means selective reading. Reading what and deliberately ignoring what isn't.

is

important

HOW TO SKIM Textbooks are written for information. Novels are written for pleasure. Attack a textbook with an action plan.

Read the table of contents and Index. Locate the information you need. (These first two steps are important when you are using many sources of information for researching term papers, essays, etc and are not necessary when doing assigned reading.) Read the introduction. Read the summary. Read the subheadings. The first paragraph under each subheading contains the most relevant information as do the last few sentences of the paragraph, note those. Read the first and last lines of each paragraph.

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SPOKE, April

2002

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Resources help job seekers By Denis Langlois

quently,

good sign

a

is

it

of

With the school year drawing

many

close,

And

to a

according to Hoffman,

students are beginning

Canada.

mer job.

posted on our

they

“We

site,

And because many and university students arc doing the same thing, it is important to ensure your resume stands

other

She

many

Fortunately, there are

Many

workable resume that

body

of

while

Internet,

others

obvious

the

around the corner.

But knowing which service is best is still up for debate and it is usually

Web

agency to view

on

sites

Internet

the

feature

is

caters to students.

job opportunities located within the country. However, there is also an

mer employment

“This

who

prefer jobs in other areas.

was

launched in affiliated with

officially

January 1997 and

is

While on the

site,

job seekers can

in

mock

mil-

also reported

a

Monster, stated that CareerXroads, a surresearch company, conducted a

vey that found that Monster.ca only the contributed to 1 .4 per cent of total hires for the year.

this statis-

incorrect.

“The same day that article came pubout, the Montreal Gazette oppo-

She said another survey, conducted by Cogem Research Company, found that 27 per cent of Monster’s job seekers actually find jobs.

Hoffman

said

employers

continue posting jobs on the

site to

new employees, which

is

another indication that the site

is

look for

But Lawrence said these

It

a high renewal rate

amongst employers,” she said. “Because they come back so fre-

statistics

are inaccurate.

“People were asked in another listsurvey where they go to find job ings,”

he

while national career

cent,

sites

53 per cent. can be included in the first of our three [categories], because Tribune Chicago the with affiliation third at

“We

and other newspapers.”

He said the popularity of Internet posting sites has increased sig-

job

nificantly over the last “It is idiotic to

few

years.

ignore the places

he smd. a job of influence “To minimize the site is

go

to find jobs,

In fact,

She

said

also

to

Sara Free, the stu-

Lawrence said both

sites

fect job.

for a job. “Our services are free and you can get in touch with someone to look over your resume to better

“You have to ask yourself how far you’re willing to relocate for a job,” she said. “You should ask questions and research each job you apply for.” However, some of the research is already done for students when they

market you,” she

go

said.

to the

employment

said there is a

of where you would like to work and what your interests are.”

more job

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sometimes a

ment agency

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you agency apart

feel

And

you ate able

Some

much

as

company helps

postings.

of these

include the

sites

the

site

informa.-

(www.workinfonet.ca) and

campus

work

link

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wanted

ad says they are looking for time employment. Free said

fullit

is

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But no matter how

the job

cedes us,” she

said.

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sometimes pre“Through word

we

of mouth or past customers,

many job

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get

postings.”

hiring students for various

positions, she said there are for skills employers look

some

when

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as well.

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of Web sites available to the students if they want

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student employment

their fill

said.

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the

line

of jobs are hidden,” she

lot

either full- or part-time roles.

at the

ludicrous.”

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to different

and recruiting. employers

postings

agencies.

a

dent employment officer, students should visit Web sites and the employment office when looking

in the area is their spein

cialization

is

to change.

said.

“The No. 1 answer was classified second ads at 80 per cent and the at 61 per sites Web newspaper was

that people

effective.

“We have

article

on these companies.

according to all hires for the year, survey. the CareerXroads

were

site.”

Also,

United

the

constated that together they only overthe of cent per 0.56 to tributed

article,

lished an article that said the

in

from others

summer.”

many job

they are willing to do to get that per-

recognize,” she said.

And what

Posters

According

not have thought to

sets their

for the

she said

right direction.

where they

here and they will discuss every and aspect. We can analyze a resume enhance one area or identify other

may

And

Also, students should have an idea of where they want to work and what

visit.

areas they

to apply.

addresses to point job seekers in the

“There are employment advisers

many

associated with

The March 9 National Post

that

field actually get jobs related to their was recently disputed in a National

However, Hoffman said

to

services

place to

are States as well,” he said. So we are.’’ in the places where the jobs

database.”

with

are

mdjor newspapers

month,” she said. We resumes in our million one have

Misadventures

offer

sites

“We

lion visits per

entitled

deal with people

basis,

someone only

walls providing numbers and e-mail

But if skills need to be sharpened or improved, she said Career Connections may be the perfect

people should log on to either CareerBuilder or HeadHunter to Net. receive the best services on the

get jobs.

The

we

good idea

can only be found through local

which are related

categories.

a

“Follow up with your own letter because they may wish to hire

an employer.

a table in the office there

inside,

has already

personal preference.

listings.

year,

Both

students tive tools available to help

9.

site

And if a job seeker is questioning whether an employment agency is more beneficial than an Internet site, she said it is up to the individual’s

improve a resume, master an interview and view thousands of job list--" ings from all over the continent. According to Barry Lawrence, a spokesperson for both companies,

Monster’s public relations officer, Monster.ca is one of the most effec-

March

an Internet

still

number of binders with job postings

said.

CareerBuilder.com and HeadHunter.net most the of one are together they popular sites on the Internet. Last

According to Cathy Hoffman,

Post article on

company speemployment strategies,

“At our office

she

postings,”

if

a

been used.

acquired

resumes.

But the number of people

even

is

it

to visit a

cializing in

has entry-level and sum-

many Canadian

Employers will also find this site them useful. There are links to help review hire a student, post jobs and

more than two

good idea

On

Premsukh Singh,

to Lil

and CareerBuilder.com HeadHunter.net Another popular job posting site is Internet the on

with other users.

site gets

co-ordinator of the agency,

self to

a few.

can better express themselves,” she

self-assessment quizzes and conissues tribute to a forum to discuss

“Our

name

new

letters, to

said.

take

interviews,

the interview and presenting your-

on a face-to-face

parsearch for jobs, post resumes, ticipate

improve

and create

to

skills

may

CareerBuilder.com. And although this site is an American-based company, job seekers can still view

20 countries

other Monster sites in around the world.

site

services

offers

including

resources to students,

handouts outlining how to make a resume, portfolio and cover letter. There are also rules for mastering

cover

which primarily

Based out of Montreal, Que., this site is entirely Canadian with many

St.

one of the many

is

resumes, sharpen

called

June,

65 King

prospective employees.

According

Monster.ca also launched a

1

local organizations available to assist

get in trouble,” she said.

Monstertrak.ca,

international section for those

E. in Kitchener,

they are

recognized by their boss, they

Monster.ca.

site

if

Sara Free, the student employment officer, sits in front of the many handouts available to assist students in improving their (Photo by Denis Langlois) chances of getting a job.

Career

Kitchener- Waterloo

It

last

employment

listings or receive

Connections, located at

secret.

“Some people worry

Monster.ca One of the most popular job post-

post-

other services.

Monster.ca also offers a confi-

Monster.

a personal preference.

tic is

ers can also visit a local

features

want to keep their names hidden from their current employer, they are able to do that on

just

are

many job

Besides visiting the

“If people

on the

located

are

Career

Kitchener- Waterloo Connections

ing sites on the Internet, career seek-

keep their identity

of the services available to

seekers

The

son’s resume.

dentiality feature so job seekers can

Some

ing

how many at the per-

every region of the country,”

included on most employment sites,

respon.ses outline

employers have looked

The

have something for every-

in

a

depending on

basis,

their personal preference.

easier to navi-

is

and

seekers

responses on

receive e-mail

weekly or daily

has a varied selection of job

it

Besides

assemble a and create a catch an employletter,

er’s eye.

job

to

she said.

portfolio will

most

the

sites.

“We

these places also help students write

an effective cover

in

postings as well.

and agencies available to students to assist them in finding the ices

job they’ve always wanted.

is

job

alike.

“We give feedback on resumes and wc evaluate how many times employers see the Web site.” He said job seekers could choose

because

understand and utilize than

And

serv-

which

said the site

gate,

out.

employers

have more than 25,000 jobs

in the country.”

high school

is

biggest and best

the

arc

features that arc bene-

both

to

ficial

the reason for their success,

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Page 8

1,

2002

a

Paris

city to

remember

By Marcy Cabral This

the first in a four-part

is

do and see

series on things to

in

France. I

used

to associate Paris

Eiffel tower,

however

ing"

from a recent

lar

metallic structure

with the

after return-

the popu-

visit, is

only one

many fond memories

of the

I

now

XVI came

Louis

to

power he had

the idea to display the royal art

have of the city of lights. From March 8-16 a group of 18

collection to the public.

Kitchener’s from Eastwood Collegiate high school, three Eastwood teachers and six

the

adults travelled to the other side

filled

students

many

of the world to view the

of France.

sites

wanted

"I definitely

Grade 1 student, who would want chance like this.”

said.

1

Paris has

many

come

th«,

remember student

12

welcome you I

back-

the

and of

warmth of

said.

“They

and because of and

in

will never forget the fun

laughter

shared here with

I

my

friends.”

The larity

atmosphere, the and the city’s popu-

friendly

famous

sites

make

definite stop ling list.

Buy

The castle-turned-museum with

rooms, Egyptian artifacts and paintings behind every corner and winding hallway. However, one of the Louvre’s most famous royal

Mona

pieces of artwork, the

Lisa,

was highly disappointing.

you couldn’t even see the true artwork in the piece. Not to mention the ropes preventing you from getting too close. My glass that

museum,

were all theqrainted ceilings. There was so much detail and beauty in them that the only word I can use to describe it is, by

far,

amazing. Not only

is

the

the

museum home

yourself a five-day pass

if

tickets to last

ings.

all

a must see.

Dame

of Paris was com-

pleted in 1345 and the site of robberies,

at

is

the Notre

way be sure to with a map of the

equip yourself metro lines and the city

art.

After 182 years of construction,

you through your

but either

to

art,

architecture is intricately detailed with carved pillars and beautiful statues protruding from the outer walls. Even if you are not one to appreciate art, the

Louvre

defacing and near burn-

Commune

During the the cathedral

of 1871

was nearly burned

to

has practically no ventilation so before walking down the steps to

ground by angry Communards who believed the church was filled with money, deceiving the people and should be destroyed.

the underground be sure to inhale

The Communards burnt

what the French consider fresh

sections

times.

the

However, be advised the subway

Also, the subway

probably one of the most French experiences there is. You’re surrounded by people in a hurry with places to be and then of course there is the air.

is

free entertainment. “4 will always remember these guys getting on the Metro and playing the accordion.” Kendra Strong, an OAC student and Student Cabinet Prime Minister,

"And then there was anothguy practising the robot dance.” The Metro has stops at all the major sites, so have a game plan and know exactly where you want said.

er

to get off

because

it’s

quite easy to

get turned around. Paris

is

home

to

many museums,

but perhaps the most famous the

Louvre.

is

Located along the

bank of the Seine River, the Louvre separates the East and West sides of the city. The castle was built by King Philippe Auguste at the end of the 12th century and was the home of right

m^y royal

families after him.

Throughout

the

years,

of

the

French royal families began collecting art pieces and displaying them only to the court. But when

and

I

entered the cathe-

immediately felt like I was walking on sacred ground. Walking around the inside and pausing at the chapels, I couldn’t dral.

I

help but feel serene and peaceful.

The Notre Dame of everything. I had

Paris

was

expected

and more. For the best view of Paris night,

strongly

I

at

recommend

climbing the 280 winding steps to the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

Completed in 1836, Napoleon commissioned the Arc to commemorate his victories. Engraved along the top are the names of all the major victories from the French Revolution.

the

certain

church

destroyed the precious stained glass windows. Today, the cathedral is adorned with new stained glass and surrounding the inside of the church are separate little chapels dedicated to individual patrons of the Catholic faith. I can’t even begin to describe the feeling that went through my

body when

Arc

lies

a

soldier and

memoriam

Beneath the

tomb of an unknown an eternal flame in to those

both World Wars.

who

sight of Paris from the airplane

is

impressive and awakes curiosity

in visitors to

see

all

of

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

attractions.

was so

small and hidden behind layers of

favourite pieces in the

Even the its

The

travel-

is

of

replicas

statues,

the city of lights a

you’re staying that long or enough stay,

was

castle

on everyone’s

your way through Metro, the French subway system, is one of the cheapest modes of transportation throughout the city. city

Louvre and the

turned over to the state in 1848.

more than 300,000 pieces of the building itself is a work of

When making

the

Louis

the last king to live in

Personally, the painting

things to offer a

French people,” Jen Tieu, a

Grade that

a

pass up a

to

ground, a new culture, course, the memories. “I will

to

mean

“I

historical

a rich

traveller:

to

Guaglio,

Cristina

France,”

XVI was

died in

The Arc is in the centre of 12 avenues and as you stand at the top and look out at the city, you truly understand why Paris is called the City of Lights. Paris at night

is

the

most beautiful sight

I

have ever seen in my entire life. From above the city you are away from the busy streets and crowded sidewalks and all that surrounds you is this unbelievable sight waiting for you to grab hold and discover all its inner beauty. From the Arc you can see all four directions of the city and of

course the famous Eiffel Tower. Built

in

1889

for

the

International Exhibition of Paris, the Eiffel

Tower

is

France’s most

popular landmark.

Named

after

Gustave Eiffel, the tower is 300m high, weighs 7,000 tons and was the world’s tallest its

creator,

structure until 1930.

Seen from half way across the tower seems almost magical. Standing next to it and looking up to catch a glimpse of the very top sent goosebumps through me. city, the

The park across from the tower was filled with children running around and couples strolling through the park on a cool, sunny spring day.

Across the carousel

street is

the Eiffel

where eager children

waited in line for their turn to ride the painted horses. Looking

around and noticing these things

And

as

I I

little

couldn’t help but smile.

made my way

to the top

of the Eiffel Tower and looked over the city, I knew I had finally discovered Paris.


Gutter Ball Alley By Tannis Wade

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Johnny

co-host

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wacky

crime, and

season include; Butt

this

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success. “People should watch

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for

beautiful

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the works

in

By Tannis Wade With

the

growing success of

children’s movies, companies are

making and releasing more

flicks directed at kids.

Harry Potter has moved from the philosophers stone to the

chamber of

secrets

the

in

popular children's film. Kenneth Branagh, actor, writer and director, will sequel

the

to

play a self-centred

new

addi-

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The film version of the second novel in J.K. Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter series is called Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was a huge success and the sequel is expected to be just as tion to the

^ood. The sequel takes young wizard Harry Potter, played by

Daniel

Radcliffe,

and

more

on

friends,

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his

exciting

adventures.

This time they will try to

uncover a dark force that

is

terrorizing the school.

Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman are once again working on the Harry Potter film with some new help. David Barron (Possession, Hamlet) has joined the team as executive producer.

Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, who was nominated for an Oscar for his

work

IN

THE

^ j

in Philosopher’s

Stone, returns to the production team.

The much-anticipated sequel will in

/

be distributed worldwide

November 2002.

inctuaRi

movie news, Disney working on a TV film about

In other is

Prince William. Hollywood trade paper. The Daily Variety, said in an article that Disney

intends to

show how William

has dealt with the death of his mother. Princess Diana.

The paper

also said the film

be shot in Britain this spring and may be simply called. Prince William. It should air by the fall on Disney’s ABC network on the Wonderful World of Disney, Sunday showcase. Beautiful Barbie will let will

down

Tickets sold at

her hair in her next aniI

She made a deal another movie about her

mated for

role.

life.

This

movie which

will for

be

the

.second

the fashion

will again

doll,

go straight

to

video. In this adventure Barbie will

play

fairytale

character

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SPOKE, April

Soccer game turns should have never ended like

It

it

But the Conesoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team was

was being called. roadblocks Those

empty-handed March 22 alter mugged in what turned out

ing

to

be

game of the

Conestoga off

season.

“We

the

to

ing

was a

game

brutal

And roughhouse

did

they

stomach

the

in

sight of the referee but he refused to call anything.

The game was so

out of control that frustration set in

RMC

Scott bodychecking an

from behind

er

the

into

them

prior

game

of next year.

Conestoga’s Bojan Djovovic a 3-1 Condor loss against

RMC

And that,

saved some of first

game

its

scoring from

for the third

its

game. The

Condors romped

7-1

against

Sir

it

after

was

ing about a medal that should have

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Chris Buckle Kim Colangelo

Apro Hicolc Beer Amanda Burns-Tumer Linda Cooper

Saudi Couch

Lori Debrusk

Gary'

Andrew Fife

Adams

Becky Appleby Aixdrea Baker

ref-

Johnstone said

Attila

Michael

Blum

Jeff Allen

Luba Bakay Jennifer Bradvvell

Mike Came>'

Brian Clinch

Sean Cooper Steven Dix Lisa Geddes Robccca Graystou

Betir Corbeil

Amy Hart

Maggie Hcency Karen Jolly

Adam Duce James Gilhrook

Mary Ann

Groothuis

after the

Jason Gingrich

ers

Brian Hanley

Josh Gould Melissa Harrison

Alana Howell

Mark Hummel

Laura Jaglowitz

Matt Jones JeffKocher Bozena Komaiov/ska

Alex Josic Margaret Kienapplc Micliael Kraus

Dac Won ice

Jingyan Li

Aaron Kohl Jeremy Ladan Scott MacCallum

Jessica Martin

Lukasz Maslanka

Ben Mills

Franklin Murillo

Stacey McCarthy

game. He added that playlike Scott and Rob Dietz be the target of

to

RMC’s

play.

Melissa Jolly Kyle Kendziora

While Johnstone did not condone he Scott’s hit on the RMC player, frustration the understood said he

Bojan Korousic Dara Lane Btyon Maltby

his player felt.

However, had the referee decided the call the game properly,

to

Condors wouldn’t have any reason brutal to feel mugged and Scott’s

would have never occurred. Djovovic scored one of his seven

goals in the tournament early in the half to make it 1-0 for first

RMC

when

That’s

started the overly physical play

the

on

RMC

tied

after the

mark,

the eight-minute

Around

was

up. This

it

shortly

elbow on Djovovic. At 13

RMC

minutes into the first half, scored the eventual game-winning goal

to

go up

scored to

Later,

2-1.

make

3-1

it

RMC

and

the

Condors were out of it. Even though there was no scoring never in the second half, the Condors really got a chance to

Alison

Chris McCurdy

Dylan McDonald David Neumann

Kelly

Philana Pendleton

Stephen Poidevin

Beata Rancouit

Beth Rea

Ryan Rumig

Patricia Schnurr

Darid Ricdl Rebecca Seager Sarah Smith Jeff Thibodeau

Jonathan Scip AnnTailleiir

Tuca Janet Waito

Irina

Conestoga players.

make anything

being hapfien as they were literally their opponents.

It

pushed around by was like watching a rugby game on

Mohammed

Jessica Mitchell

Steve Nash Jennifer Palach

hit

Conestoga.

Young Jeanine Ream

Janna

Sandra Oliveria Erin Ariss Carrie lull Jeff Evans

Deanna Kelly

Dan Meikcl Chris Shaw

Richard Shim

Audrey Tang Brad Vanderliaar

B.J.

McMahon

Kim Kam

Sarah McMillan

Andrea Orso

Nevin

Marg Vogl

Alicia Potter

Francesco Robles Shelley Sccrctt

Tara Spidle

.

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Crystal Keller

Xiomara Williams Hong Zhou Christina Bellam

Mike Fisher

Heather

Karen Banetjee

Frances Connolly

Paulina Frostrup

B\'a Toth-Pal

Shawm Dickie Graham George

Len Dyck Ruth Hill Andrea Lutchman Scan Phillips

Jeff Wells

Angela Zantingc Abdinur Ige Jason

McKee

Chrissy Gazlcy Michelle Knight

Tom

McIntosh

Nicholas Wertman

Ed Granados

Philip Lcbold

Giristine

Phan

Linh Tran

Paul Tlrinh

David Thibeaull Tu-Anh Truong

Rhonda Hammer

Lesta Chan

Dotma Foley

Bakul Solanki

Gumming

Michael Tinnes Angela Rivas

an indoor soccer pitch.

When

came

it

to

actual soccer

Conestoga dominated their opponents with crisp and clean passing. However, against trained

play,

ass-kickers

RMC

is

a

like RMC - afterall military academy in

Canada - Conestoga had no chance of beating them in what turned out to

be a

rugbjfc

match.

mugged like home think-

been.

Sandford Fleming.

Angela Adanko

Leigh

coach was

mugged by a

a dejected

seemed

getting

a long trek

CONESTOGA PEER HELPERS 2001-2002

happened. The fuming about his hurt player. eree,”

might have been.

(Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)

ref-

saying that if the ref had called the cheap play through the game that ugly incident would have never

got

in

THE 2001-2002 ACADEMIC YEAR

at the official

Johnstone lashed out

I

break through the defence

on March 22.

Geoff

coach

head

“I feel like

tries to

RMC

For everyone involved, it was the home pondering what

long trek

reasons.

different

for

but

Conestoga

a

out of control

from the opening whistle. Both coaches screamed at the eree,

in

For others,

against

was the defining

game

game

PEER SERVICES WOULO LIKE TO THANK ALL CONEST06A PEER HELPERS FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO PEER TUTORING, HOSTING AND MENTORING DURING

boards,

That incident alone almost prebetween of a

it was their Condors uniform. there was already talk

For some players, last

cipitated a full-out brawl

moment

effort

A

of pain.

benches.lt

much

pulling so

play-

sending the man down to the ground with an agonizing scream

the

for

into the sea.son.

Jamie

Conestoga’s

in

resulting

cenl^. soccer Johnstone thanked every one of

we backed

Canada’s best outdoor team. “We got too psyched up for taking on the national outdoor champions.” Or maybe Conestoga should have

plain

in

into their end,

Johnstone said his team left a lot of themselves in the 2-2 lie against

as

Conestoga’s Bojan Djovovic got

elbowed

them

the players were leaving the

Scarborough

like

from their Humber.

let

and roughhouse.

the players play

As

^

While they were pushed around by a group of thugs, the Conestoga players did look a little worn out

as the referee

decided to put his whistle away and

of March Madness was stopped and the Condors got the distinct displeasure of going home.

forced

game.

their

version

off a lot.”

of advancing to the medal round. It

their

depended on

performance against RMC. That was where Conestoga’s own

our defenders to pinch,” said Johnstone. “Instead of squash-

Royal Military College at the 2002 men’s indoor soccer championships in Scarborough, the Condors not only lost the game, but also the chance 3-1

losing

In

the medal round

ing'

getting

their final

the prior

Conestoga players away. And noth-

stand-

left

Regardless of the stellar results of two games, advancing to

often Conestoga

doing everything within and outside of the rules they could to keep

did.

— Page 11

rugby match

into

would take a shot on net and not follow it up because the RMC players were

Too

By Jody Andruszkiewicz

2002

1,

PEER SERVICES


Page 12

— SPOKE, AprU

1,

2001

AL West a This

is

the final

article

in

a

most

the

likely,

Major

battle to the finish

of League Baseball's six divisions and how each team looks heading into the 2002 season. The regular season began March 31.

potent offence in

has been a long time since the

series

It

six,

outlining

Texas Rangers and Anaheim Angels - has a legitimate chance to win the division, if not the World Series. The Mariners came out of nowhere last season to surprise everyone with their stellar record of 116-46 - which tied a league record for wins unmatched since Athletics,

1906.

This year they must face

the

pressure of trying to repeat their

2001 success in the regular season and improve in the playoffs. Don’t expect a lot of improvements - the Mariners made only minor changes in the off-season and lost pUcher Aaron Sele and his 15 Athletics lost their

clubhouse leader and one of the best players ever to don an As uniform in Jason Giambi.

They traded

any All Star hitters. Edgar Martinez could be headed

millions of dol-

to the Hall of

lars

Hulet

Chan Ho

at

Todd Van Poppel. The Anaheim Angels made only minor changes but they have a solid young core of players just beginning to realize their potential.

join Sasaki.

age 38, was written off before la$t year - critics said he was almost finished. at

soft tossing

himself to 20 wins - the most in his 15 -year career.

for super-prospect

Carlos Pena to replace him but it cost them three of their top young players in return. Luckily their young, awe-inspiring starting rotation of Tim Hudson, Mark Mulder, Barry Zito and Cory Lidle all return.

Garcia

ERA

2001. Paul Abbott also sur-

prised baseball experts.

Previously considered a number

The Texas Rangers made a big when they signed Alex

Rodriguez before last season for $250 million and continued their this off-season.

They added Juan Gonzalez and Carl Everett to give them, quite

28 games

second

He

brings another 140 potential

Hiljus, 5-0,

and Erik

round out the

from the Blue Jays

Everett has struggled the past few

starters.

to

seasons with attitude problems but

and drive

The A’s basically gave the Jays nothing for him - an aging prospect

.318 with 201

onto the

His only weakness appears to be

hits

and

stole

all

together.

Also the Rangers’ lineup lacks

in

The Angels have one

the best rotation

to five in the west.

Sele and Appier are two solid veteran pitchers

56

26 games

who won

last

a combined

season and should

help the other three young, but

Ramon

Jim Mecifi'^Jeff Tarn and Mike

Magnante give Oakland

bench in the off-season by bringing in Alex Arias, Desi Relaford and

make

mesh

remains well

promising, pitchers.

their

pitching will

that

how

is

speed.

bases.

- an important

men.

Ben Davis. The Athletics’

those egos will

batted .350 with

242

52 homeruns and

The only question

scene last season coming over from Japan to join Sasaki.

turned 28.

The Mariners improved

hits,

135 RBIs.

about the lineup

He

why he was

given the large contract by hitting

had an alarming 4.80 ERA and often blew one-run leads.

sional seasons in Japan and just

stat for leadoff

in

RBIs. Rodriguez showed

- so they have nothing to lose even though Koch was inconsistent in 2001 too. He saved 36 games but

Ichiro burst

30 homeruns

hit

100 RBIs. Rafael Palmeiro is aging but still hit 47 homeruns and drove in 123

Jason

Isringhausen.

batted .350 with

totals

he can

at his best

replace

closer

inconsistent

RBIs to

the table.

Koch was brought over

Billy

dards but he played nine profes-

low walk

last season.

Gonzalez’s addition to the lineup

Ortiz

was 13-11

last sea-

solid

son and holds the most promise of

bullpen with lots of depth.

the

Pena has a huge task on his shoulders in replacing Giambi at first base but his numbers suggest he is up to the job.

covered in the off-season that he

a

young

was

pitchers but

it

actually 29-years-old

was

-

dis-

not 26

as previously thought.

ERA was games and number of

4 or 5 starter, Abbott went 17-4, but he did have a 4.25 ERA,

or break their season. better in the

In limited time, after being called

which belies

majors than he did in the minors. Hudson went 18-9 in his third season with a 3.37 ERA, after struggling a bit early on. His first two seasons saw him go 32-8.

up from the minors, Pena hit .258 but with three homeruns and 12 RBIs in only 62 at bats. N'liguel Tejada, 31 homen.ir»c, Etrie

innings pitched. Scott Schoeneweis struggled the most of tHe three hut still

Chavez, 32 homeruns, and Jermaine Dye, 26 homeruns despite injuries,

to win 10 games and he is left-handed - their skills tend to take a little

give

longer to develop.

his record.

Impressive second-year pitcher Joel Piniero and James Baldwin round out the starting staff.

Kazuhiro Sasaki has been

stellar

two seasons since coming over from Japan. As the Mariners closer, he recorded 45 saves last season although seemed to tire a in his

splash

big-spending ways

in

in the

Lidle, a surprising 13-6,

242 hits and stole 56 bases. Amazing numbers since he was considered a rookie by MLB stan-

his

ace with 18 wins and a 3.05

games

the

half.

season coming over from Japan to

despite losing Sele.

pitcher Freddy

is

majority of his

- winning

Ichiro burst onto the scene last

also

Moyer responded by

as the best des-

39 and his production is headed down, despite hitting .306 and driving in 116RBIS. John Olerud is another solid veteran but he is also levelling off. He drove in 95 runs last season with 21 homeruns - two totals too low for a quality first baseman.

Park,

have veterans Tim Salmon, Troy Percival and Kevin Appier guide them. The to Mariners have a solid rotation

Fame

ignated hitter ever but he

pitchers

Dave Burba and

Young

with veterans but, with the

problems

Marc

Jamie Moyer,

solidly

despite throwing

established himself as a potential

wins.

The Oakland

built

is

exception of Ichiro, they don’t have

ing

They

struggled early on

have pitch-

still

-American League West produced such even competition. Each of the four teams - the Oakland Mariners, Seattle

they

said

that

with a

The Mariners’ lineup

majors. But

the

appears to be the closer after saving

17-8 record after he too

of the best late-inning relievers in baseball.

bit in the

second

Jeff Nelson,

half.

4-3

with

a 2.76

ERA, and Arthur Rhodes, 8-0 with a 1.72 ERA, give Seattle two

Hudson has pitched

Mulder struggled in his first season but rebounded last season to tie with Randy Johnson for the most wins by a left-haifder in 2001. Mulder’s overall record was 21-8 and he pitched more than 200 innings.

A’s

the

a

potent

Jarrod Washburn’s 3.77

good but he only won

needs to increase his

offence.

Rookies Eric Byrnes and Esteban German could impact the A’s early

Troy Percival anchors a solid rotaalong with A1 Levine, Ben Weber and Dennis Cook. Most of the Angels’ hitters had tion,

they are impressive in spring

if

training.

Byrnes has great speed and has

Zito rounded out the

young

trio

off-seasons in 2001, with the excep-

shown some impressive power. German is a speed demon and he likes to walk - which could solve

drove in 123 RBIs and should reach

the A’s lead off problems.

similar

tion of Garret Anderson.

Anderson

pitcher they face.

They could

set

major league records this season. But their pitching is still laughable

was 15-11 with a 3.50 ERA for the Dodgers last season. Good, but not amazing - especially considering Dodger stadium is a big park and he struggled on the road. Doug Davis was OK after a bad despite signing Park.Park

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28 homeruns and

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base.

He

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18 homeruns and drove in last

season for the Jays but

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Troy Glaus has some of the best in the American League but he struggled to make contact in 2001 with a .250 average but he did

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finishing with an 11-10 record

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