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Conestoga No.

again!

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secutive year, composite results from

average on all surveys. Conestoga topped all colleges on

independent Key Performance

the student satisfaction survey, with

show

8 .4 per cent of respondents either

rated

“very

For an unprecedented fourth conthe

(KPI)

Indicator

surveys

Conestoga as the overall No.

community college “This

I

cial

1

extremely positive news,”

is

release.

“These surveys have been

result

employers, and our students and

number was

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to take the step of offering applied

degrees.

It

shows

Indeed,

ready to

that

becoming a polytechnic

The KPI surveys

in

St.

Teresa Catholic

Kitchener, builds a crane as part of the Waterloo

MacNeil

Skills

made use

“satisfied”

(Photo by Shannon McBride)

best

to

People

who

“I

desserts should France.

from the three

satisfac-

surveys) Conestoga emerges

with an overall average of 87.65,

like

when

it

to the quality of facilities,

am

proud of our students and high regard for Conestoga

“With this record of achievement and excellence, the college is

com-

and gears

comes

employment, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction and student satisfaction. Taking the composite

tion

of pulleys, hydraulics

lege the best in the province

their

responses of “very satisfied” and

plete the task.

per cent, well

the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by an outside research firm. There are four surveys in all: graduate

scores from the four surveys (the graduate employment rate, plus the

Competition put on by Skills Canada on April 4 at the recreation centre. Students were required to build cranes that carry a block of wood one metre and drop it off. Regional

84.1

resources and services.

institute.”

are conducted

for

school

92.0 per

to last year’s

above the provincial average. Conestoga students rated their col-

are ready

shows we are major step of

it

the

trike

we

and the graduate satisfaction

value of Conestoga to our region, our

good Hosts, mentors and tutors.

graduates.

The graduate

employment number cent - held very close

shows the

leadership

“satisfied.”

year to 93.1 this year.

in

existence only four years, and our

continuing

or

satisfied”

Conestoga also showed a significant gain on the employer satisfaction survey, from 9 1. 6 per cent last

in Ontario.

President John Tibbits said in a press

Martina MacNeil, a Grade 7 student from

— No. 14

among the 25 colleges. Conestoga exceeded the provin-

College,” Tibbits said. “I am also very proud of our employees, who are so important to our success.

move forward in pursuit of our vision; becoming a national, and even an international, leader in applied skills research and educapoised to

In this way, we can create wonderful opportunities for our students and be a vital part of tion.

enhancing the global economic presence of oyr region.”

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GRT aims for 20% ridership increase could be implemented as early as this September, there could be a

By Mary Simmons

connection to Hespeler from Route 6 1 which runs to and from Preston

Leave the car behind and hop on a bus to get where you want to go and Kitchener- Waterloo in

.

to the

Cambridge. This is what Waterloo regional councillors are aiming for as they endorse a new five-year expansion plan for Grand River Transit (GRT), which is expected to

By 2004. service will be improved to Huron Business Park, which will also increase access to Route 16 to the Doon campus of Conestoga College. By 2005. there should be a new route in Doon South, which will run everx half hour. .Mondax to

increase ridership by 20 per cent.

Comedians must combine creativity with

The plan calls for 42 extra buses and new or more frequent routes.

The

Friday, at peak times.

cost will affect taxpayers in

Other specific areas targeted for

the region over the next four years

business.

and will also be covered through

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provincial funding,

7

provides

funds

which currently replacement

Bus service ed

to

to the

Doon campus

of

Conestoga College

is

expect-

increase according to a long-range transit plan. (Photo by Mary Simmons)

for

improved

cost could be up to $4.2 mil-

e\cr\ year through 2CK)5. With a six per cent increase in

COMMENTARY

lion a year in extra property taxes if

the province does not pro\ide the

service hours,

College continues to lead the way PAGE 4

expected assistance. This amount will decrease to $3.6 million a year

lead

to

a

4.5

GRT

cent.

see

some

it

will

ridership

Despite serxice hours increasing

only slightly

will

per cent

increase.

w ilh pro\ incial funding. Mike Mtinay, the transportation eommissioncr in the region, says expansion

he expects

in the past

two

years,

ridership has increased by four per

‘We're

really

excited

at

the

opportunitx to inerease transit." he

service

Victoria

Cicuttin also said that they are

Sunday serxice

said.

John Cicuttin, the manager of transit development in Waterloo

routes across the board.

says

improvement is

this

plan, but

always susceptible

According

is

to

the

a

serious

w arns

to

that

it

change.

plan,

which

Street.

Westside Waterloo and Bridgepon.

hoping

Region,

include

Laurentian WesL Laurelxvood, Northlake. Kitchener East Side. Eastbridge.

buses.

The

Doon campus of Conestoga

College.

to increase

Open meetings on the subject ot expansion are coming up in the month of May. For more infomiar tion. contact Blair .Allen, the transit

planner, at 575-4022.


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— SPOKE, April

15,

2002

FUN AND FRIVOLITY

O’Connell

fame

hall of He

currently

the

THE WINNERS

Oscar goes

to...

Well,

it

Academy Awards

casters at their annual awards ban-

quet on April

Wikholm

I

attended

150

who

ceremony

the

Bingemans

people

included

students,

“I felt the evening was a tremendous success,” said Mike Thurnell,

taking a

three).

I CJCS Radio Production Award: Mike Wikholm (year

co-ordinator of the broadcasting

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

quick break from class.

and

radio

television

program.

three).

“One of the proudest moments was the evening first-

By Nicole Childs

ulated accidents.

exercise

A car has flipped over and body is crying for help from - do you know how to help The first-year Conestoga medic students found out

idea of the

chance

inside

learned in class in a real-life situa-

them?

tion.

paraat

the

Baden fire hall. The paramedics event gives students a chance to work together

held April 6 at the

and learn from each other while dealing with simulated life-threatjning situation. The event ran from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and featured a

The

to give students the

some-

annual paramedics scenario

10th

was

number of sim-

to

use the theory they’ve

Wendy

dents get right into

the vehicles, help plan the

good public relafor them. The fire hall also has

tions

it is

a lot of junior recruits,

will air

accident involving a bus.

The scenario was put on by the firefighters at the Baden fire hall. Part of the event was to teach students to work together with the fire-

also had to develop their

According

firefighters

helping with this each year.

to

like

They

cation

skills

since

A

call.

O’Connell worked network as a

reporter for

the

your

have information, brochures and contacts with social

services, employment, housing, counselling and other agencies in

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Cuelph and other communities.

affordable home, find a car seat, baby clothes and toys, connect

a

crisis.

Ken Mackenzie Award; I Shannon Ryan (year three).

popular news

respondent for CTV. His assignments had him covering a wide

Manny Singh

Mike

Wikholm.

According

to

TELEMEDIA Radio Award:

I

(year three).

Sony Canada Award: Sacha

I

all

War, the Royal Family and the war in Kosovo. The banquet also featured a new award for broadcasting students. Thuraell introduced the new Broadcasting Faculty Award, which recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding service and assistance to staff and other students of the program. This award was presented to third-year broadcasting student

Carl Pollock Award: Jeff

I

Larson (year

Thurnell,

three).

Wikholm went above and call of duty on many

beyond the occasions.

“Wikholm plete

assisted in the

facilities

summer,” Thurnell

last

said.

“He continues assist with the

to contribute

in

pregnancy, alcohol and drug counselling, single parent and family

many other

services.

ning of CJIQ, our college radio station.”

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Erica Bailey (year two).

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important to make a connection with people and

to counselling groups and workshops, or give a

I Pat Fitzgeralds Award: Elias Campbell (year two). I John Larke Scholarship:

magazine show, W5. He was also the Washington and London cor-

Especially as the school year draws to a close for graduating it's

(year three).

with the host and

of news and events

Community

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the spot.

CTV

Shannon

(year three).

Television Award: Barry Melien

over the world including the Gulf

The counsellors at Student Services are here to help with issues that students face on a daily basis, but were also here to help

students,

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plishments that helped him to earn

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Students

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edited version of the banquet

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classroom into practice.”

the

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Radio Award for

Fergusson (year

gram.”

This year’s accident scenarios accidents

Spiegelberg,

gain

valuable experience from the event.

to put all that they’ve learned in the

fighters at a scene.

who

by

stu-

health

“The

said, it; it

all

scenarios and

entirely

year students in the pro-

Jim O’Connell, who graduated from the program in 1979, was

Spiegelberg,

sciences faculty,

get

was done

CHUM

I

Production Excellence: Jennifer

that the technical production for

Scenario puts paramedics to the test

FM

Newsperson of the year: Patricia Cardy (year two). I CJCS Radio Creative Award: Taylor Surman (year

at

the broadcasting industry.

The students were

(year three)

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graduates, alumni and people from

the hallway near Tim Hortons.

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2002

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Peer helpers recognized

Find housing

ASAP

By Nicole Childs By Sarah McGoldrick Peer tutors, peer hosts and peer

The school year

is

coming

were

mentors

to

honoured

Week

during

an end and soon students will

Peer Appreciation

leave the

campus hoping they have to think about school until September.

ing the

won’t

Tho- week featured a banquet, which recognized nearly 200 stu-

This

not the case lor stu-

is

who

dents

facilities

the

in

over

shortages years have

few

last

many students find accommoda-

left

scrambling to

in

ferent options available to them.

At some major universities in Ontario, students were without housing on the first day of

oured the work

class.

recruiting

The week celebrated and hon-

tion.

The double expected

to

cohort, which

the different pro-

grams offered through peer .services. An information table was set up in front of Door 4 where students could sign up or check out the dif-

Drastic

fall.

the

week of April.

first

dents involved

housing

will require

have done.

new

week of

is

people involved. Melissa Turner, a

nearly double the

peer services administrator said she thinks the

er for students to find a place to

done throughout the

stay.

thinks

At Conestoga College construction at the Residence to

because

other students

make

ested in joining.

additions

further

accommodate

to

the influx in stu-

dents' has been going non-stop.

cost of living in residence

$4,050 for two terms. This

has sent

a

students and getting

number of students looking for make it even hard-

is

peer helpers

that

was also

It

housing, will

The

held dur-

many

have She also

that all the students

week

the it

year.

important

is

gets information out to

who might

oe

inter-

“A student does a tremendous amount of work assisting and they

Melissa Turner, a peer services administrator, reminds students that they can

should be celebrated.

tutor,

It

is

also

important to remind other students of what

students looking

somewhere

important to recognize

is

it

work

is

About 50 or more students signed up for next year at the information

Doon campus many homes

table.

cam-

to live off

have multiple apartments avail-

She was pleased with to the

can be costly as well. Many postings around the school and in newspapers such as The Record have rent listed at more than $500. For eight months’

ber of students

total

the

is

extra hours,

most cases a student is required to pay a deposit fee

said.

them

In

trying to rent an apart-

might not

they

that

money back from lords

if

that

certain land-

they decide not to take

According

to

Act

Tenant

the

It

we

try

recognize

as a large group,” Turner

was

all

their

sign up to be a peer peer helpers trained by

still

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

also a

good chance

for

tion

of Finance Kevin Mullan. Peggy Roth, special needs facul-

Peer mentoring and peer hosting are volunteer positions. Peer mentoring is mostly being done in the nursing and early childhood education programs but they are trying to branch out. With peer mentoring a senior student is assigned a first-year student whom they can mentor. This year there

ty,

presented the A1 Logan award.

specific

were a total of 15 peer mentors. Peer hosting is where a student is set up with a student of another cul

tutor students in a

course.

ture.

“If you’re good in academics try peer tutoring, it’s a good opportunity and excellent experience.”

Turner said. Peer services will also be hiring students to help out during orientation week.

of work for the college. This year’s recipient was Erin Ariss. She was presented with a gift at the reception

and her name

will

be on a

the

programs

plaque.

grams to meet each There were a number of guest College including speakers President John Tibbits, Master of

received a certificate for efforts throughout the year.

is

It

given to a student from the peer tutoring, peer mentoring or peer hosting program who shows caring for others, warmth, leadership and a good sense of humour. It is in honour of A1 Logan who did a lot is

students in the peer tutoring, peer mentoring and peer hosting pro-

also the executive director of stu-

where you

dent services, and Vice-President

All students

from

their

Turner also stressed that just because the week is over peer services will still be recruiting new students. Peer tutoring

tenants

on some kind of social

are

semester. Peer Services likes to have

September.

of

one-third

four-million

Ontario’s

all

to

Ceremonies Fred Harris, who

the apartment.

Protection

interested

other.

ment. Students should be aware get

who were

in and signed up for the program. She said the banquet was a great time to get everybody together and recognize each other’s accomplishments. “So many stand out and do

$4,000, a huge strain on college students’ pockets.

when

the turnout

banquet as well as the num-

able to students. However, this

accommodation

fall

available,” said Turner.

pus. In the area suiTounding the

for

host or mentor for the

assistance. Students these days

is

a paid posi-

No more teachers. No more hooks. No more money either.

are expected to pay the going rate

for

an apartment unless

they are sharing.

to

are

landlords

Currently

allowed

charge anything they

want to a new tenant after the old one has moved out. There is no limits as to how high the rent can

be

StMeTU-friendly return fares from Kitchener.

Students should,

set.

prior to renting an apartment,

check

to see

how much

the pre-

vious rental rate was. This can save students a lot of money in

Guelph

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Toronto

$25

Peterborough

$51

Belleville

$61

Ottawa

$114

Sudbury

$114

the long run.

Landlords are also allowed to a lease based on the

GST not included

refuse

grounds that they think you don't have enough income.

Visit

www.greyhound.ca

for

more discounted

destinations.

If a student has to provide references regarding finances or personality, make sure they are

from

sources.

reputable

Professors, employers and busi-

ness associates make better references than short-term friends. If

students want

to

get

apartment of their dreams rent they can afford,

time to look.

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College steps into the future Conestoga College students

community Cunningham, minister of

to get a uni-

college.

versity education at a

On March

soon have the chance

will

27, Dianne

that 12 degrees will

and universities, announced

training, colleges

be granted to nine col-

leges across Ontario.

been limited

Traditionally, Ontario’s colleges have tificates or

diplomas

to

awarding cer-

one-, two- or three-year post-secondary or post-

in

graduate programs. to have both applied degree pro-

Conestoga was fortunate enough

Mohawk,

posals accepted by the province. Other colleges such as

Centennial and Algonquin also received the privilege of offering these

new

credentials.

Beginning

of 2003 students

in the fall

Advanced

at

Conestoga taking Integrated

and

Technologies

Manufacturing

Telecommunication and Computer Technologies

will

Integrated

be able to get a

Bachelor of Applied Technology. This means a huge increase

Conestoga

in the

technology and

facilities available

programs.

to students enrolled in these

already a leader in the field of post-secondary educa-

is

tion with three consecutive years of being the top-ranking college in

Ontario according to the government’s

Key Performance

Indicator sur-

vey.

The college has

Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper rejects an offer from Tory leader Joe Clark to join forces.

also posted the lowest default rate on repaying stu-

dent loans for the second straight year. Additionally, Conestoga

women

a leader in educating

is

and technology with

in skilled trades

its

women

for careers

many programs promoting

in technology.

With a campus

global market to display

Among

those

China, Conestoga has stepped into the

in Harbin,

many

strength as an

its

accolades, Conestoga’s highly accredited nurs-

ing program has a degree option through an agreement with University, with the

first

The school is now a full-service institute offering a wide educational options for students. These degrees will combine the applied skills with theoretical knowledge to create a well-rounded stu-

variety of

dent and employee.

The

something too long

ability to grant degrees is

Conestoga. The college

is

in

coming

for

located in the heart of Ontario’s Technology

Triangle and offering degree programs will keep students working at local businesses.

With

local industry already supporting the college finan-

cially, further subsidies allocated

education and resources

However, according

by the provincial government

program

lege for offering the degree

will

Are

McMaster

graduating class in 2005.

to the col-

be spent improving quality of

in others’ pain becoming desensitized to war?

Losing interest

educational institution.

we

But what

lives.

if

barded with the same issue over and over again? Can we still feel is filled

herself and

killed

organization feels that current resources are strained and will be drained to

because we have read and seen them on the

of Ontario, the provincial advocacy organization for Ontario’s 24 colleges,

new

applied degrees will not devalue a college diploma.

Instead, this

means students

will

news so

have a competitive edge, with more

becoming immune

highly trained and qualified students than other colleges that offer similar

attractive to potential

While

will

make Conestoga graduates more

proud

Conestoga has indicated they

will apply for

two degrees, the second is

in

early

May

and

two more applied degrees.

its

superior reputation for

excellence in post-secondary education. Getting two more applied

degrees would solidify Conestoga’s place as the premier college in the province. This enhances the reputation of the college and will help students,

who

now

house

in turn will reap the benefits

of being a

Conestoga College student.

in

have

is

was only

the first time

of this war that gotten

visibly

The war

news

side

are

If

can

arrest. all

over

There was even one

in

simply desensitized to the

issue.

we

can’t clean up the messes

going on around

that are

we do

other side of the world?

Maybe we should be thankful we are so far from the war. Many of us have grown up in a that

military

Palestinians

offensive in

the

against

West Bank.

attacks on Israel.

we

are obliv-

ping over anything to do with war.

have a world where there

about

human

suffering.

It

sounds bad, but

affect

my

everyday

it

does not

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losing interest in the matter.

reflect

is

little

Unfortunately, there

I

idea

conflict.

tion to this problem.

Keeping Conestoga College

address

lawns.

front

we have no

what they are going through, which is why we are finding our-

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They have also requested that Arafat do more to prevent terrorist I

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what

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everyday, but find myself skip-

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everyday, but people are slowly

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Personally, in Israel is in the

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Protests are being held

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females

people,

the world.

injustices.

The bomber,

up

can’t clean

going on around us, what can we do for the countries on the

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is

its

in obtaining

The school has already demonstrated

more

to

we

the

and

Toronto recently. However many

employers.

the college can be

round of submissions for applied degrees

attract

are

these travesties and

programs. Furthermore, combining the value of a college diploma

and the new applied degrees

we

often,

and

become an everyday word.

horrifying, but

credential.

Conversely, the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology

says the

are

stories

If

to these

travesties

local issues

injustices.

fear in

The

new

are

The word war used

College Student Alliance, there are concerns

about maintaining the quality of the existing diploma programs. The

further fund this

often, _we

immune

on the other side of the world. Just a few weeks ago a sui-

bomber

so

more

problems.

becoming

with horror stories about countries

cide

attracted to

news

the

myself and others are

find

I

but

because we have read and seen them on

you are bom-

empathy? Each day the newspaper

are

stories

horrifying,

several others in Israel.

at the college.

to the

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may be accompanied by

illustration (such as a photograph).

an


News

V

so important

convincing graduates to have their photos taken by Jostens, the busi-

he has taken on the task of

ness that does graduate photogra-

own collage. Brown decided he might be

phy

to create a

In fact,

Brown does something

Darrell

no one else

that

College does.

He

Conestoga

at

them when they graduate.

take with

that

he thinks

organizing

it’s

yearbook

the

the

for

designs a year-

school of business and the school of

computer and business students. But he has often wondered why he is the only one who takes on this worthwhile project.

information technology on his own.

book

for

For the time being, the Computer

Back

in

planned to

September, Brown have a core group of

but he didn’t

and Business Student Association at Conestoga is the only group that

recruit them.

puts together a yearbook

easier,”

for

its

“The Job would have been a

Brown

thinks this

is

a shame.

The

memento of their

designing the layout of the book to

am

of

To

IT.

students

get

cameras to each and allowed classmates to

decide

how

student

life in their

He

plans to graduate at the

My

breathing was constricted,

The next

a small bag-like

item

that

placed

on top of your bladder applying

pressure

as a teaching aid

parenting classes

for

so

people

pregnant. Like any simulation, I am it is not exactly the real thing, but it sure gave me a good idea of

hardships pregnant or heavy

the

people must go through every day. To start with, I am far from being

can understand the scorn that can sometimes be associated with being overweight.

myself

thin

I

very heavy.

The

my

while,

I

I wore the suit for a was happy to return to

resembled a

Getting suited up took about 10 minutes. The first piece of the conis

a wide elastic band that

wraps around your midsection. It is intended to put pressure on your rib cage and lungs therefore restricting your breathing. It was almost comparable

to

a

vest,-*but

giant-sized

tensor

it

was

looked after the yearbook produc-

my

There were large heavy breasts built onto the suit and an extremely large stomach area.

rushing up to follow them.

The litres

vest

of

warm

comes

As soon

was sitting for a minute I became accustomed to the feeling and was able to relax. When I tried to stand up I had to

as

10

contained almost

water and added sig-

I

nificant pull to the entire contrap-

use

momentum

tion.

rest

and my neighbour’s leg up onto my feet.

At is

this point

I

was

not so bad,” but

I

me

thinking, “this

didn’t see

didn’t

I

what

The

as well as the arm-

task

last

I

coffee table and lean over to one

grape-

were inserted add more weight. Then I was told that there was already one lead ball in the suit suspended in the section

Once

I

put

clothes over the

some

maternity

empathy

suit,

it

if

feet

and

I

I

my my

shed the

suit

was ready

and return to

my

to

to

former

tie

Paula said

Covaciu $195,000 of

lot

money.

a

second-year

The information was divulged

architecture and

much about

construction stu-

job.”

the

public as part of the Public

Sector

Salary

Disclosure

which publicizes the salaries of all making workers public-sector $100,000 or more. The Record published about 600 salaries of employees from local universities, school boards and hospitals, plus those of municipal workers, police service employees, judges and

Crown

attorneys.

Spoke asked students and faculty

how

dent,

Act,

they felt about Tibbits’ salary.

Though students were surprised to learn of the amount he makes.

wants

“1 don't

job.

Wood

job, but

know how you can

I

justify

don't that

amount.”

wondered why Tibbits makes so much more than other

Wood

college

also

staff.

He

one else

at

his

men

Conestoga

represented

College. I

also

feel

incident

the

that

involving Jamie Scott

was

dealt

with very ambiguously. Jamie was and is Conestoga’s most cre-

from

bodycheck did not

stop us repeating the perform-

into the

An

intense, emotional, well-

game

which

in

article. Quite simply Jamie had been the number 1 target for RMC’s abuse throughout the game. He finally got sick of being “hacked” every time he moved without getting any protection that he is entitled to from

the official.

Again, the article was beautifully written but could have focused

more on

own

in the

my

opinion,

the team’s achievements

tournament.

Geoff Johnstone, head soccer coach

game

this

result

but easy for someone to misread

the

sure

he for

L

“I’d like to

e a

n n e a

third-year nurs-

Broughton

if

ing student,

was

know what

money,"

Xirogiannis

Tibbits deserves his

said.

salary. “It

doesn't

bother

me

that

On

he

T

gets," she said.

Tibbits

stu-

dent

Jini

Xirogiannis has a stronger opin-

ion

about

the

said Tibbits' salarx'

is

com-

at

enough

in

n e

r

.

that

thinks

does

deserve

the

money

he

makes because he works hariTTor Conestoga and gets things done. "Conestoga

compared

is

being constantly

to universities."

Thumell

adding that Tibbits' salarx should be comparable to a university president's salar)'.

example of

capital-

work." he said, adding that money isn't distributed evenly

ism

h u

said,

issue.

“It's a classic

Mike

nator.

better about the he amount

and security

other

broad-

casting co-ordi-

First-year law

Xirogiannis

the

hand.

makes that much, but knowing more about what he does would make me feel

He

serv ices

he's providing to earn that kind of

pletely unfair.

Broughton,

Conestoga.

also unsure

that

credit.

more than any-

First-year early childhood edu-

$13.

frustration with the score, unsaid

his

money, but she also believes that others have helped likely him to get where he is and should get some of the

currently earns an

additional $75,000

sells for

superb, creative soccer in these games, hence RMCs desire to

said,

works hard

she's

Tibbits'

“I don't know much about his

she

know

adding

he

said

The memento

two games. The Condors played

In

$195,132 pay was published in The Record on April 4. to

at

opportunities. Jamie also put his -heart and soul into the tournament. His

Condors more than held their defending the against Canadian soccer champions.

student

a

is

Tim Wood,

site

we were involved in two other games. More could have been made in the article about the first

tie.

state.

cation

opinion.

after

Web

www.cbsa.on.ca. and choose the yearbook link.

Tibbits deserves $195,132

most didn’t think they knew enough about the role of the col-

Tibbits’

room 1D14 D or Brown through the

office in

contact Darrel

He had scored one wonderful goal and had created many more

ance.

far

couldn’t even see

by April For more information go to the 3

ative player.

played, sporting

enough to reach it. I would have tried shoes, but

that contains all the water.

down

side in order to bend

7.

1

be avail-

will

Door

Notice that it was the third game. As mentioned in the article

was mentioned in the article. The highlight of the tournament many people was the for Conestoga versus Humber 2-2

into different slots in the suit to

Two

yearbooks

tournament.

attempted was

fruit-sized lead balls

way.

CBSA

able at the table at

of your article, emphasizing the wonderful way that these young

In our first game we scored seven goals; not one goal scorer

picking up a pen from the floor. I had to stabilize myself with the

my

to'tiTe

it

finish.”

should have been the cornerstone

editor,

feel that

prop

to

CBSA

your recent coverage of the OCAA indoor soccer championships (“Soccer game turns into rugby match”) is somewhat unbalanced. The article was excellently written and captures the atmosphere of the third game that we were involved in at the 1

hit me. The breasts flew face and the stomach came

lege president to give an informed

salary.

skepticism

so fast

Dear

Most say they don’t know what he does

Conestoga College students are unsure whether or not College President John Tibbits deserves his Their

down

it,”

quoting a fellow executive member. “If

said,

Soccer coverage incomplete

to

flopped

has to be willing to

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

know what

like

Students unsure By Shannon McBride

I

business faculty

member Rex Clark had always

into

was coming

natural state.

traption

largest part of the suit almost

Brown

CBSA this year,

program.

nothing you have ever seen before.

However, once little

the

to

The bag seemed

itself

could simulate being nine months sure

is

directly

area.

was designed

part

it.

pick up the ball and run with

yet.

they want to portray

do some simple tasks and see just how simple they were with more than 20 additional pound on my 5-foot-2-inch body. Walking was OK, though it was difficult to keep my legs together and my whole chest was feeling tight. Sitting seemed simple when the chair was a solid wood straightbacked chair. As soon as I attempted a soft, comfortable couch I was doomed.

of the puzzle was

try. It

was time

bandage.

it

up and I couldn’t even think about bending over. This past weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to test out an empathy suit. If you have ever wondered what it felt like to be pregnant, the empathy suit is something you have to to stand

for

CBSA

Empathy suit an eye-opener was hard

go

end of this month and doesn’t have anyone to fill the position Before

think-

ing about taking on the project to

you’re like me, you’ll take

third-year accounting stu-

happen with the yearbook next

class

Brown does everything from

is

dent has concerns about what will

tributed one-use

just

I

doing.”

if

put together for each class

year.

Clark has since retired.

“Someone

adding that prc.sentation

said,

involved in the process, he has dis-

a labour of love,

more uniformed look

everything.

students will also be found

school

to

able

throughout collages that Brown will

it.

believe in what

years at college to

of photo scan-

lot

tion.

Brown encourages anyone

“The goal every year should be to improve it (the yearbook),” Brown

from the school of business and the

“Other programs arc missing out on a lot,” Brown said, adding that he thinks people should have a

I

That means a

its

he designs the collages.

Jostens will be in the yearbook.

Many

said.

get done, he stuck with “It’s not

He guarantees that every student who has had their photo taken with

ning for Brown.

lot

But because he wanted the job

graduates.

Brown

work alongside him, have enough time to

volunteers to

Last year, each class designed

Conestoga.

at

— Page 5

2002

15,

CBSA yearbook

Volunteer believes in By Shannon McBride

SPOKE, April

our society.

"It

would be nice

if

the faculty could have

the rest of

compara-

ble salaries to university professors."


9

SPOKE, April

15,

1

2002

— Page 6

Experiencing authentic French cuisine These very French, omelette-crepe

By Marcy Cabral This

creations arrive neatly folded on a plate

a four-pan

the third in

is

and do

to see

series on things

When

travelling

you want

what

offer and

N?!w

better

method than

way through

taste_^our

.

I

of carbo-

to eat a lot

hydrates. such as breads, and have

smothered

sauces.

thick

in

was not disappointed. If you are not the type of person who likes to eat bread or dough .

products than perhaps France

not

is

what makes

ordinary-sounding

this

sandwich so good is that the bread, usually some form of baguette, is toasted over an open grill, then the ingredients are placed on top ot the bread and the entire sandwich is

And

grilled to perfection.

perhaps

the best part, other than eating

of

it,

onto sandwiches or baguettes with

them prepare it right in front of you, which makes this specialty a must try. Now that I have your mouths

cheese for lunch, and more

watering and stomachs growling

The French

the country for you.

usually start off their day with bread croissants and

than

then

fruit,

accompany

not,

meal with, what

move often

dinner

their

French bread.

else,

After 10 consecutive days of croissants,

bread

bread,

crusty

rolls,

and of course the be too soon if I ever

topped with flour baguettes,

will

it

again.

baguette

another

see

Flowever, one specialty that must be

Now

tastecF is Panini.

made with on

bread, but

your

in

you

positive

be found

you

if

Fm

trip.

will love

all

it.

eat

it

almost

Panini can

over France and, most

made

often, is

be advised

sandwich and therefore

that this is a

early

is

mushrooms and fresh green peppers. Once your initial surprise and curiosity has worn off and your

to

the counti7

case of the French,

in the

was expecting

foils,

crepe

bling cheese, cooked ham. sauteed

to e.vpe-

rience everything the culture has to

Well.

in the folded

the omelette, filled with oozing, bub-

France.

food

and leave foreigners mystified.

Wrapped up

in

in little

food stands. This sandwich

is

take-out only

made with two

pieces of, dare I say, French bread, chicken, tomato and cheese. Now

course,

think

me

time for

it’s

to

tell

about crepes.

bit

tle

get to watch

you

that

is

I

you a litNorth

In

are often thought to

America crepes

courage has arrived to brave the unknown, this concoction is actually very

One bite leaves you wonwhy you never thought of this

tasty.

dering

idea yourself

And the best part is they ing that

meal.

your

are so

you can eat one as an However, if crepes

fill-

entire

aren’t

style, but dessert is definitely

something you’re interested France

is

then

in

the right country for you.

Even regular different

Horton’s, but you will certainly find

anything rich and heavy.

a bakery. Inside every bakery are the

And

last

when

you’re

on the dessert

but cer-

and with

every topping you could possibly

are only the tip of the dessert ice-

white chocolate.

come

in all different sizes

imagine.

berg, but each

town of Bayeux, just outside Normandy, I fondly remem-

ity

In the small

ber eating in a restaurant called

La

and

The filled

is

of the highest qual-

taste absolutely heavenly.

eclairs are light,

with

the

fluffy

smoothest

and and

thing on

know

my

trip, it is that

their desserts

like

the French

no one

I

loved

all

the food while

in France, I did notice that

I sat down and pancake house. opened the menu to find every type of crepe imaginable. There were

These

even

the French doings are a

omelette crepes, fruit crepes, dinner

pastry with a chocolate filling in the

crepes and, who could forget, dessert crepes. Flowever. the most interesting had to be the omelette crepes.

middle. This not-so-sweet dessert is perfect for when your sweet tooth starts aching and you don’t want

Crocker a

Betty

mn for her money.

Pain au chocolat

is

a croissant-like

liar.

most

sit

some.

last

but not

sitting in

least, if

you plan

a French cafe and sip-

ping on a coffee while watching the

cafe to the beware French means espresso and not cof-

down

fee.

passersby,

The North American

often, bread is

accompanied with the meal, but without butter. Therefore, you have to ask

are

pecu-

some of

little

For instance, when you

to eat dinner,

And

I

have ever met.

Although

Be advised that most beverages lukewarm.

on

imaginable.

mousse would give

alcoholic beverages.

learned one

creamiest

Creperie, the French version of a

amaz-

homemade chocolates. These come in dark, milk, semi-sweet and ing

If I

butter and jam for your morning bread. Also, the French do not believe that drinks need ice unless they are

receive list,

tainly not least, is the ever so

I

taste

(Photo by Marcy Cabrai)

France.

in

most delectable pastries and desserts have ever tasted. Eclairs, pain au chocolat, and homemade chocolates

be smaller, thinner versions of pancakes. but to the French, crepes

cheese and croissants,

food, such as bread,

Located almost two blocks apart and practically at every comer in France you may not find a Tim

your warter or waitress for However, at breakfast you

cafe

with

version of

only served in the mornings

is

breakfast

and

is

extremely

so get ready for an early

strong,

morning jolt

to get tour

day

started.

Biography.com a great resource By Marcy Cabral

It is filled

looking

Whether you’re

for

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15,

2002

— Page 7

Comedians rock the Sanctuary By Michelle Timmerman

Canada, describes his style as edgy and pushes things to the limit.

Ifyou look up the word comedian in the dictionary you will find it means a humorous entertainer on stage, or a person who behaves com-

goofing

dy,” said

simply

how one would works of comedians

That’s exactly the

Sanctuary April

who

Rouse,

for six years,

separately

it is

I

am

hoping for a

Fie also stressed

netsaid.

he

that although

would like a development deal, it also means he can’t break the contract

with the networks

deal were to “I

want

come

a better

if

up.

hand on every

to get a

my

piece of pie out there and keep

Both comedians say while the upside of the

comedy

business

is

the

audience reaction to their show, the

stage,

McFawn admitted he has made a girl

downside view.

who

“In the future

hard

be embar-

to

dians including Rouse.

is

comedian

cry during a performance.

Rouse,

The

filming a documentary titled

Next Big Thing. The documentary is based on a book by Andrew Clarke

any-

hard for

on

while

pair

is

for

Jason Rouse,

be embarrassed,” said Rouse. Although it is difficult to embarthe

it

go to such show I am

my

a

come-

development deal with such works as Fox or MTV,” Rouse

rassed.”

to

rass

(so)

me

for

jobs because neither of them

in

ready

thing,

and McFawn, who has

been performing professionally for about a year, both say that they enjoy

ready for anything, (so)

am

I

has been performing

are embarrassed easily. “I

takes

it

out of

and follows the careers of live come-

2.

extreme measures

explained Rouse.

it,”

go to such extreme measures in my show

the

in

twist to

“I

Adam McFawn

Jason Rouse and

who performed

tle

lit-

make a living McFawn.

Currently the National Film Board

in

start

off with the truth and then add a

explain

me

1

and

frustrating

while to

don’t look for anyone

1

particular to talk about.

ically.

their

and

mothers

friend’s

around.

such as agents.

“It’s

my

usually stall by ripping up

“1

side,

one sense you want to but on the other you

said in

be creative,

2000 shows and has performed in several bars and campus’s across

have

to

take care of the business

two shows

currently has at the

Oakville

in

Desert and Liquor Lounge at

on Rouse or

the Oakville Inn. For information future

They

has put on more than

the business point of

is

McFawn, who

options open,” said

shows by

either

Comedians Jason Rouse

McFawn, e-mail them at hamiltonor funnyman@hotmail.com adam @ comedymafia.com.

(left)

and Adam McFawn (right), shown its knees in laughter dur-

with a friend, brought the Sanctuary to ing their

performances

at the college April 2. (Photo by Michelle Timmerman)

Martyrs not the typical murder mystery book By Tannis Wade

group of French Jesuits who erected a mission in the wilderness only miles away.

perfect

a

Normally horror novels are a little too much for me. Nightmares, waking up in a cold sweat and becoming paranoid of everyone around me are not my idea ot a good time. This all changed when I started reading Edo van Belkom’s newest

particularly

I

about this Canadian the was book

Set deep in the Canadian North at

content

a fictitious Jesuit college, this

story leads your mind up and down the crossroads of belief and

brutally

spirituality.

them.

is

It

Not knowing

not your typical murder-

mystery book. You are introduced to the evil character immediately, wandering on the outskirts of the

true,

small town of Abbotville.

least

uses

this

that

going

to

it

tell

character

if

the tale rings

Karl Desbiens, a professor

life

some shred of evidence

as he

some purpose

is in

be the hero.

become

Ste.

of one

no

His

a

turning point

life

is

at

is

not sure

what the

story

wan-

a plot-twisting tale

is

man’s struggle between good and evil. There is no mystery as to who is behind all the evil; you simply must know what is going to happen next and how they will stop it from happening. What an ending! Without revealing the twist that happens at .

1

this

enjoyed book was the Canadian particularly

The

story

that really exist.

future holds for him.

a Jesuit priest himself.

The

other.

fictional, but

is

the end, all

I

can say

is this

story

references

leaves you with a feeling a horror.

For instance, the

There is definitely no fairytale ending in this book. This is a must rea^ for anyone who enjoys a good story and an

many

archeologist that helps them

where he

ROM

cheerleaders, a “freak” and a few others combine to make a mystery

van Belkom uses

to his

the midst of decid-

my mind. when he could see the spoke of it and I could fully imagr

alive in

ine these fictional characters dering through the halls.

content.

Internet Photo

to relate to the

by making the images come

Van Belkom employs an intermix of people to take part in the adventure. A jock, some

about

that

ing whether or not he wants to

The drama unfolds around

I

What

at

actually happened.

Karl needs

not

is

off to find the truth surrounding the legend.

hension.

the school, decides to organize a search for the mission ruins, or at

by the dark imagery and clever wording van Belkom

You can

story

His style consists of a lot of choppy sentences that help to convey a feeling of fear and appre-

and murdered

me

This helped

With a group of eager students from all walks of life, Karl sets

like

tortured

many Toronto newspapers,

sports teams and universities.

esting

enjoyed

book. Martyrs.

the

these trying times.

As the story has it, 250 years ago the mission came to a halt when a band of renegade Iroquois

What

dig seems like a escape for him during

The mission

Claire College, and the legend of

at the

site. Dr. Bos, works for the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Other various references include

dig

exciting

thrill.

HOROSCOPE a lot to offer. Your outgoing nature and motivation to suc-

Week of April 15-21

Happy

Birthday

and

Aries

ceed inspire others. Luckiest day; April

are going to have to

make

Gemini;

It could be something as small as which group

of friends to celebrate with, either you’ll

make

the correct deci-

21

-

June

T out

Aries:

March

21

-

If you are anxious to and do something you

won’t have to wait

You have had

much

August September 22 Virgo:

You

This time you are going to have a bit more success in keeping every-

Cancer: June 22

-

Taurus: April 20

may be

20

May

15.

November 22 -December 21 You will be meeting someone new or be Sagittarius:

be able to

success with something /ou have been working towards. 3ut don’t let the success go to your

meeting up with an old acquaintance. Either

September 23 October 22 If you have been argu-

is

way

a

new

friendship

busy, leaving you

aren’t ignoring you,

Luckiest day: April 19.

ing with a friend or family member you will be able to put every'thing

they are out of line. Luckiest day; April 2 1

Aquarius: January 20

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22

December intimidating

and get think his or her way. If you

behind you and resume a normal

you

friendship.

don't asree

You given

are

something

going to be

that

will

make

^

case you'll be happy. Luckiest day: April 19. Pisces: February

19

-

March 20

A

situation

you

_j:ot

yourself into could leave you feel-

your life back on track. Luckiest day: April 20.

January 19

Someone is

to

-

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ing trapfred and helpless. You w'ill need to ask a friend to help you get

about to take shape. Luckiest day; April 16.

Capricorn:

w

know

you quite proud. It is either good news or a material gift, but in either

your peer.

Libra;

and by the end of the week things should be normal again.

They

-

November 2 someone you respect is offering advice it would be wise to go along with it, even if you don t agree. You will be better off listen-

ichieve

July

22 People

-

-

Luckiest day: April 21.

feeling alone and forgotten.

Luckiest day: April 21.

will

23

16.

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If

ing to

head.

Luckiest day: April 18.

longer.

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a challenging winter,

but the spring weather will bring

true to yourself.

Luckiest day: April 16.

You are going to be picking up the pieces of your life,^

thing together.

April 19

may

made be coming back and slapping you in the face. To avoid getting hurt

again.

sion.

get

May

Luckiest day: April

August

regarding a close friend

you must be

a

choice on your birthday.

way

17.

-

22 Poor choices you have

You have

Taurus!

You

Leo; July 23

People are going to be drawn to you this week.

By Daniel Roth

going to

try

with them

let

them

Daniel Roth is a secon^^ear journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for four years.


— SPOKE, April

Page 8

15,

2002

Jays plan to rebuild this season their players once they improve. They’ve ended up losing many of their best players, including Pedro

tender in the near future.

This year’s Toronto Blue Jays don’t plan on winning the World

this year.

ing in an effort to create a team that

Braves went from worst to first in their division in one year and went on to be a dominant team in the mid-90s. Now that they have built a

Series.

great team, they have established a

Martinez because they couldn’t afford him once he became a star

strong.

has future potential.

greater fan base to attract and keep

pitcher.

Ricciardi has admitted to the press

The Detroit Tigers have also had problems rebuilding. Their star-

that his

Toronto isn’t likely to have any great chances for the World Series

By Shannon McBride

They’ve 2002/2003

admitted

that

season

all

is

the

This has become necessary for

about

the Jays, and other teams, because

re^ilding. For the Jays, this means saving a

of

lot

money by

recruiting

with great potential, but aren’t costing a fortune for

players

who

them to obtain. But what does

mean

it

But the Jays are rebuild-

for the

of a decrease in attendance and, of course, paying for players in .

American dollars. This method of rebuilding has worked for a few other teams in the

And

past.

doesn’t always take too

it

long to build a great team.

fans?

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means

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that

1990s the Atlanta

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better players.

such as Cleveland

Other teams and Minnesota have also proven that the rebuilding method can be

The Montreal Expos, on

the

other hand, haven’t been able to of rebuilding take advantage to

pay for

come through

and

what attracts teams remain

is

helps

Blue Jays General Manager

If his

team

new

is

in rebuilding

J. P.

mode.

come through result may be new

players

for him, the

for them.

hope for baseball

hope is that players like Eric Hinske, Vernon Wells, Roy “Doc” Halladay, Eelipe Lopez and Luke Prokopec will develop and help the team become a con-

players don’t

In Toronto, the

effective.

because they can’t afford

hopefuls just haven’t

This, of course,

fans

in Toronto. If the

become

stars,

they

may continue to -lose the most money of any team in the league a

whopping $52.9 million US

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