secutive year, composite results from
average on all surveys. Conestoga topped all colleges on
independent Key Performance
the student satisfaction survey, with
8 .4 per cent of respondents either
For an unprecedented fourth conthe
Conestoga as the overall No.
community college “This
extremely positive news,”
“These surveys have been
employers, and our students and
to take the step of offering applied
becoming a polytechnic
The KPI surveys
Kitchener, builds a crane as part of the Waterloo
(Photo by Shannon McBride)
desserts should France.
from the three
surveys) Conestoga emerges
with an overall average of 87.65,
to the quality of facilities,
proud of our students and high regard for Conestoga
“With this record of achievement and excellence, the college is
employment, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction and student satisfaction. Taking the composite
of pulleys, hydraulics
lege the best in the province
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
resources and services.
to last year’s
above the provincial average. Conestoga students rated their col-
shows we are major step of
and the graduate satisfaction
value of Conestoga to our region, our
good Hosts, mentors and tutors.
employment number cent - held very close
year to 93.1 this year.
existence only four years, and our
Conestoga also showed a significant gain on the employer satisfaction survey, from 9 1. 6 per cent last
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.”
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
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.
Friday, at peak times.
cost will affect taxpayers in
Other specific areas targeted for
the region over the next four years
and will also be covered through
which currently replacement
Bus service ed
increase according to a long-range transit plan. (Photo by Mary Simmons)
cost could be up to $4.2 mil-
e\cr\ year through 2CK)5. With a six per cent increase in
lion a year in extra property taxes if
the province does not pro\ide the
College continues to lead the way PAGE 4
expected assistance. This amount will decrease to $3.6 million a year
Despite serxice hours increasing
w ilh pro\ incial funding. Mike Mtinay, the transportation eommissioncr in the region, says expansion
in the past
ridership has increased by four per
opportunitx to inerease transit." he
Cicuttin also said that they are
John Cicuttin, the manager of transit development in Waterloo
routes across the board.
Westside Waterloo and Bridgepon.
Laurentian WesL Laurelxvood, Northlake. Kitchener East Side. Eastbridge.
Doon campus of Conestoga
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.
— SPOKE, April
FUN AND FRIVOLITY
hall of He
casters at their annual awards ban-
quet on April
“I felt the evening was a tremendous success,” said Mike Thurnell,
I CJCS Radio Production Award: Mike Wikholm (year
co-ordinator of the broadcasting
(Photo by Denis Langlois)
quick break from class.
“One of the proudest moments was the evening first-
By Nicole Childs
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
learned in class in a real-life situa-
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
to give students the
annual paramedics scenario
number of sim-
use the theory they’ve
dents get right into
the vehicles, help plan the
good public relafor them. The fire hall also has
a lot of junior recruits,
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
helping with this each year.
O’Connell worked network as a
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
Ken Mackenzie Award; I Shannon Ryan (year three).
respondent for CTV. His assignments had him covering a wide
TELEMEDIA Radio Award:
Sony Canada Award: Sacha
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
Wikholm went above and call of duty on many
beyond the occasions.
assisted in the
“He continues assist with the
pregnancy, alcohol and drug counselling, single parent and family
ning of CJIQ, our college radio station.”
Employment with a challenge and adventure. summer employment. Part-time throughout
the year. Call
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production and run-
Specific professional support can be provided for
supports, credit counselling, legal aid, and
rewiring of the television
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number to phone
Erica Bailey (year two).
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
with the host and
of news and events
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
of the Year:
currently an anchor
plishments that helped him to earn
and even run off they felt they weren’t being dealt debriefing was with correctly. held at the end of the day to discuss
you connect with the many resources that are available
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told to scream, cry
and evaluate each
for Volunteering in the
inducted into the broadcasting hall
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER; Community Resources
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community: Jennifer Fergusson
included a farm accident, three car
edited version of the banquet
classroom into practice.”
Radio Award for
This year’s accident scenarios accidents
valuable experience from the event.
to put all that they’ve learned in the
fighters at a scene.
said, it; it
year students in the pro-
Jim O’Connell, who graduated from the program in 1979, was
Production Excellence: Jennifer
that the technical production for
Scenario puts paramedics to the test
Newsperson of the year: Patricia Cardy (year two). I CJCS Radio Creative Award: Taylor Surman (year
the broadcasting industry.
The students were
graduates, alumni and people from
the hallway near Tim Hortons.
announcer of the (year one) Allison Gittons (year two) Mike
wasn’t quite the
but there was a crowd full of broad-
Nursing students horse around
works as a
By Tannis Wade And
— Page 3
Peer helpers recognized
By Nicole Childs By Sarah McGoldrick Peer tutors, peer hosts and peer
The school year
an end and soon students will
campus hoping they have to think about school until September.
Tho- week featured a banquet, which recognized nearly 200 stu-
not the case lor stu-
shortages years have
many students find accommoda-
ferent options available to them.
At some major universities in Ontario, students were without housing on the first day of
oured the work
The week celebrated and hon-
The double expected
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-
week of April.
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
At Conestoga College construction at the Residence to
ested in joining.
the influx in stu-
dents' has been going non-stop.
cost of living in residence
$4,050 for two terms. This
students and getting
number of students looking for make it even hard-
have She also
that all the students
gets information out to
“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.
important to remind other students of what
important to recognize
About 50 or more students signed up for next year at the information
Doon campus many homes
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
most cases a student is required to pay a deposit fee
trying to rent an apart-
money back from lords
they decide not to take
as a large group,” Turner
sign up to be a peer peer helpers trained by
(Photo by Nicole Childs)
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
presented the A1 Logan award.
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
“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
be on a
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.
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-
dent services, and Vice-President
Turner also stressed that just because the week is over peer services will still be recruiting new students. Peer tutoring
on some kind of social
semester. Peer Services likes to have
Ceremonies Fred Harris, who
ment. Students should be aware get
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.
banquet as well as the num-
able to students. However, this
available,” said Turner.
pus. In the area suiTounding the
host or mentor for the
assistance. Students these days
a paid posi-
No more teachers. No more hooks. No more money either.
are expected to pay the going rate
an apartment unless
they are sharing.
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
StMeTU-friendly return fares from Kitchener.
prior to renting an apartment,
vious rental rate was. This can save students a lot of money in
the long run.
Landlords are also allowed to a lease based on the
GST not included
grounds that they think you don't have enough income.
If a student has to provide references regarding finances or personality, make sure they are
Professors, employers and busi-
ness associates make better references than short-term friends. If
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-
versity education at a
soon have the chance
that 12 degrees will
and universities, announced
be granted to nine col-
leges across Ontario.
Traditionally, Ontario’s colleges have tificates or
one-, two- or three-year post-secondary or post-
graduate programs. to have both applied degree pro-
Conestoga was fortunate enough
posals accepted by the province. Other colleges such as
Centennial and Algonquin also received the privilege of offering these
of 2003 students
in the fall
Conestoga taking Integrated
Telecommunication and Computer Technologies
be able to get a
Bachelor of Applied Technology. This means a huge increase
to students enrolled in these
already a leader in the field of post-secondary educa-
tion with three consecutive years of being the top-ranking college in
Ontario according to the government’s
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
a leader in educating
and technology with
in skilled trades
many programs promoting
With a campus
global market to display
China, Conestoga has stepped into the
strength as an
accolades, Conestoga’s highly accredited nurs-
ing program has a degree option through an agreement with University, with the
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-
dent and employee.
something too long
ability to grant degrees is
Conestoga. The college
located in the heart of Ontario’s Technology
Triangle and offering degree programs will keep students working at local businesses.
local industry already supporting the college finan-
cially, further subsidies allocated
education and resources
by the provincial government
lege for offering the degree
graduating class in 2005.
to the col-
be spent improving quality of
in others’ pain becoming desensitized to war?
barded with the same issue over and over again? Can we still feel is filled
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,
applied degrees will not devalue a college diploma.
have a competitive edge, with more
highly trained and qualified students than other colleges that offer similar
attractive to potential
make Conestoga graduates more
Conestoga has indicated they
will apply for
two degrees, the second is
two more applied degrees.
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,
in turn will reap the benefits
of being a
Conestoga College student.
the first time
of this war that gotten
There was even one
simply desensitized to the
can’t clean up the messes
going on around
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
attacks on Israel.
ping over anything to do with war.
have a world where there
sounds bad, but
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The views and
opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily the
views of Conestoga College or the CSI.
not be liable
299 Doon Valley
attention to the
losing interest in the matter.
tion to this problem.
Keeping Conestoga College
we have no
what they are going through, which is why we are finding our-
not endorsed by the
their advertisements contain the
ious to the issue.
They have also requested that Arafat do more to prevent terrorist I
country, and cannot imagine waking up with tanks
read the paper
war-free Israel to stop
for the countries
everyday, but find myself skip-
after day, the papers
everyday, but people are slowly
hold up in his palace under
Personally, in Israel is in the
Protests are being held
Canada has asked
18 years old. This
going on around us, what can we do for the countries on the
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is
The school has already demonstrated
Toronto recently. However many
the college can be
round of submissions for applied degrees
these travesties and
programs. Furthermore, combining the value of a college diploma
and the new applied degrees
become an everyday word.
Conversely, the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
The word war used
College Student Alliance, there are concerns
about maintaining the quality of the existing diploma programs. The
further fund this
on the other side of the world. Just a few weeks ago a sui-
with horror stories about countries
myself and others are
because we have read and seen them on
you are bom-
empathy? Each day the newspaper
several others in Israel.
at the college.
Empathy is an emotion most people have and show during their
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Unsolicited submissions must be sent to the editor by 9;.10 a.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to acceptance or rejection
and should be clearly written or typed; a MS would be helpful. Submissions must not contain
any libellous statements and
may be accompanied by
illustration (such as a photograph).
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
to create a
Brown does something
no one else
them when they graduate.
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.
For the time being, the Computer
September, Brown have a core group of
but he didn’t
and Business Student Association at Conestoga is the only group that
puts together a yearbook
“The Job would have been a
memento of their
designing the layout of the book to
cameras to each and allowed classmates to
life in their
plans to graduate at the
breathing was constricted,
a small bag-like
on top of your bladder applying
as a teaching aid
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
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.
I wore the suit for a was happy to return to
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
looked after the yearbook produc-
There were large heavy breasts built onto the suit and an extremely large stomach area.
rushing up to follow them.
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
water and added sig-
nificant pull to the entire contrap-
and my neighbour’s leg up onto my feet.
not so bad,” but
as well as the arm-
coffee table and lean over to one
were inserted add more weight. Then I was told that there was already one lead ball in the suit suspended in the section
clothes over the
and return to
Covaciu $195,000 of
The information was divulged
public as part of the Public
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
Spoke asked students and faculty
they felt about Tibbits’ salary.
Though students were surprised to learn of the amount he makes.
know how you can
wondered why Tibbits makes so much more than other
involving Jamie Scott
with very ambiguously. Jamie was and is Conestoga’s most cre-
bodycheck did not
stop us repeating the perform-
intense, emotional, well-
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
Again, the article was beautifully written but could have focused
the team’s achievements
Geoff Johnstone, head soccer coach
but easy for someone to misread
“I’d like to
n n e a
Tibbits deserves his
gets," she said.
Xirogiannis has a stronger opin-
said Tibbits' salarx'
makes because he works hariTTor Conestoga and gets things done. "Conestoga
adding that Tibbits' salarx should be comparable to a university president's salar)'.
work." he said, adding that money isn't distributed evenly
“It's a classic
better about the he amount
makes that much, but knowing more about what he does would make me feel
he's providing to earn that kind of
more than any-
First-year early childhood edu-
frustration with the score, unsaid
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
superb, creative soccer in these games, hence RMCs desire to
“I don't know much about his
two games. The Condors played
$195,132 pay was published in The Record on April 4. to
opportunities. Jamie also put his -heart and soul into the tournament. His
Condors more than held their defending the against Canadian soccer champions.
we were involved in two other games. More could have been made in the article about the first
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-
room 1D14 D or Brown through the
He had scored one wonderful goal and had created many more
couldn’t even see
by April For more information go to the 3
enough to reach it. I would have tried shoes, but
that contains all the water.
side in order to bend
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
fruit-sized lead balls
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
should have been the cornerstone
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
Most say they don’t know what he does
Conestoga College students are unsure whether or not College President John Tibbits deserves his Their
quoting a fellow executive member. “If
Soccer coverage incomplete
has to be willing to
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Students unsure By Shannon McBride
member Rex Clark had always
largest part of the suit almost
CBSA this year,
nothing you have ever seen before.
However, once little
The bag seemed
could simulate being nine months sure
pick up the ball and run with
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
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
Empathy suit an eye-opener was hard
end of this month and doesn’t have anyone to fill the position Before
ing about taking on the project to
you’re like me, you’ll take
third-year accounting stu-
happen with the yearbook next
Brown does everything from
dent has concerns about what will
put together for each class
Clark has since retired.
adding that prc.sentation
involved in the process, he has dis-
a labour of love,
more uniformed look
students will also be found
throughout collages that Brown will
believe in what
years at college to
of photo scan-
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
That means a
he designs the collages.
Jostens will be in the yearbook.
get done, he stuck with “It’s not
He guarantees that every student who has had their photo taken with
ning for Brown.
But because he wanted the job
work alongside him, have enough time to
Last year, each class designed
— Page 5
Volunteer believes in By Shannon McBride
would be nice
the faculty could have
the rest of
ble salaries to university professors."
— Page 6
Experiencing authentic French cuisine These very French, omelette-crepe
By Marcy Cabral This
creations arrive neatly folded on a plate
the third in
series on things
to eat a lot
hydrates. such as breads, and have
was not disappointed. If you are not the type of person who likes to eat bread or dough .
products than perhaps France
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
grilled to perfection.
the best part, other than eating
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 country for you.
usually start off their day with bread croissants and
meal with, what
After 10 consecutive days of croissants,
and of course the be too soon if I ever
topped with flour baguettes,
Flowever, one specialty that must be
tastecF is Panini.
made with on
over France and, most
sandwich and therefore
that this is a
mushrooms and fresh green peppers. Once your initial surprise and curiosity has worn off and your
case of the French,
bling cheese, cooked ham. sauteed
rience everything the culture has to
in the folded
the omelette, filled with oozing, bub-
and leave foreigners mystified.
food stands. This sandwich
made with two
pieces of, dare I say, French bread, chicken, tomato and cheese. Now
get to watch
you a litNorth
are often thought to
courage has arrived to brave the unknown, this concoction is actually very
One bite leaves you wonwhy you never thought of this
And the best part is they ing that
you can eat one as an However, if crepes
style, but dessert is definitely
something you’re interested France
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
on the dessert
every topping you could possibly
are only the tip of the dessert ice-
in all different sizes
berg, but each
town of Bayeux, just outside Normandy, I fondly remem-
In the small
ber eating in a restaurant called
of the highest qual-
taste absolutely heavenly.
eclairs are light,
trip, it is that
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
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
mn for her money.
Pain au chocolat
a French cafe and sip-
ping on a coffee while watching the
cafe to the beware French means espresso and not cof-
The North American
often, bread is
accompanied with the meal, but without butter. Therefore, you have to ask
For instance, when you
to eat dinner,
have ever met.
Be advised that most beverages lukewarm.
mousse would give
Creperie, the French version of a
homemade chocolates. These come in dark, milk, semi-sweet and ing
butter and jam for your morning bread. Also, the French do not believe that drinks need ice unless they are
tainly not least, is the ever so
(Photo by Marcy Cabrai)
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
only served in the mornings
so get ready for an early
to get tour
Biography.com a great resource By Marcy Cabral
It is filled
information on historical figures or your favourite celebrities, biography.com is a great place to start. If
you’re researching a project or just
want to know more facts alxtut your favourite person, log onto the biography Web site and feel your I.Q. shoot up by 20 points. Simply type in the name of the person you are researching in the site search engines and a list of possible
T,Then click on the correct
the biographical infor-
is this site
an asset for
research purposes, but
with games, trivia and
which gives you a
of a certain person and you get to guess who they are talking about. And of course, what site would be
complete without a shopping tab. Through the Web site you can purchase
the Biography products,
including books, movies and gift certificates.
have given this I do feel that a few improvements can be made to make it even better. First, the home page is too crowd-
a glowing review,
so bogged down with infor-
mation that a
immediately leave the
absolutely filled with useful infor-
before you get to the good
you would rather watch
choices could be a
The constant switching between
and receive a monthly
via e-mail of the
in this screen
often distracting and
a lot of text there
can read the articles, subscribe to the magazine, if you
of white space. Once these slight changes are made, 1 truly feel that biography.com will
wish, and preview what
for next month’s edition.
absolute favourite part
was the trivia section. where you really get to test your knowledge on your so-called celebrities and historical figures. of the
section and leave
become one of
the Internet’s best
Web sites. know of any fun or interWeb sites, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and it may appear in a future column. If you
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magazine tab, you get to view the current Biography magazine edi-
Lastly, the information
you can order
the Biography channel,
able in Canada.
the colours need to be
channel's Biography series.
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biographies, you can click on the tab
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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-
how one would works of comedians
That’s exactly the
for six years,
hoping for a
Fie also stressed
would like a development deal, it also means he can’t break the contract
with the networks
deal were to “I
hand on every
to get a
piece of pie out there and keep
Both comedians say while the upside of the
audience reaction to their show, the
McFawn admitted he has made a girl
“In the future
dians including Rouse.
cry during a performance.
filming a documentary titled
Next Big Thing. The documentary is based on a book by Andrew Clarke
be embarrassed,” said Rouse. Although it is difficult to embarthe
go to such show I am
development deal with such works as Fox or MTV,” Rouse
jobs because neither of them
and McFawn, who has
been performing professionally for about a year, both say that they enjoy
ready for anything, (so)
has been performing
are embarrassed easily. “I
and follows the careers of live come-
go to such extreme measures in my show
Jason Rouse and
make a living McFawn.
Currently the National Film Board
off with the truth and then add a
don’t look for anyone
particular to talk about.
such as agents.
usually stall by ripping up
one sense you want to but on the other you
2000 shows and has performed in several bars and campus’s across
take care of the business
currently has at the
Desert and Liquor Lounge at
on Rouse or
the Oakville Inn. For information future
has put on more than
the business point of
options open,” said
Comedians Jason Rouse
McFawn, e-mail them at hamiltonor email@example.com adam @ comedymafia.com.
and Adam McFawn (right), shown its knees in laughter dur-
with a friend, brought the Sanctuary to ing their
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.
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
about this Canadian the was book
Set deep in the Canadian North at
a fictitious Jesuit college, this
story leads your mind up and down the crossroads of belief and
not your typical murder-
mystery book. You are introduced to the evil character immediately, wandering on the outskirts of the
small town of Abbotville.
the tale rings
Karl Desbiens, a professor
some shred of evidence
be the hero.
a plot-twisting tale
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 .
enjoyed book was the Canadian particularly
that really exist.
future holds for him.
a Jesuit priest himself.
the end, all
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
archeologist that helps them
cheerleaders, a “freak” and a few others combine to make a mystery
van Belkom uses
the midst of decid-
my mind. when he could see the spoke of it and I could fully imagr
ine these fictional characters dering through the halls.
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
ing whether or not he wants to
The drama unfolds around
off to find the truth surrounding the legend.
the school, decides to organize a search for the mission ruins, or at
by the dark imagery and clever wording van Belkom
His style consists of a lot of choppy sentences that help to convey a feeling of fear and appre-
With a group of eager students from all walks of life, Karl sets
many Toronto newspapers,
sports teams and universities.
these trying times.
As the story has it, 250 years ago the mission came to a halt when a band of renegade Iroquois
dig seems like a escape for him during
Claire College, and the legend of
site. Dr. Bos, works for the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Other various references include
HOROSCOPE a lot to offer. Your outgoing nature and motivation to suc-
Week of April 15-21
ceed inspire others. Luckiest day; April
are going to have to
It could be something as small as which group
of friends to celebrate with, either you’ll
the correct deci-
If you are anxious to and do something you
won’t have to wait
You have had
August September 22 Virgo:
This time you are going to have a bit more success in keeping every-
Cancer: June 22
Taurus: April 20
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-
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
and get think his or her way. If you
behind you and resume a normal
going to be
case you'll be happy. Luckiest day: April 19. Pisces: February
yourself into could leave you feel-
your life back on track. Luckiest day: April 20.
ing trapfred and helpless. You w'ill need to ask a friend to help you get
about to take shape. Luckiest day; April 16.
you quite proud. It is either good news or a material gift, but in either
and by the end of the week things should be normal again.
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-
Luckiest day: April 21.
feeling alone and forgotten.
Luckiest day: April 21.
Scorpio; October 23
Luckiest day: April 18.
Luckiest day: April
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,^
made be coming back and slapping you in the face. To avoid getting hurt
Luckiest day: April
regarding a close friend
you must be
choice on your birthday.
22 Poor choices you have
Leo; July 23
People are going to be drawn to you this week.
By Daniel Roth
Daniel Roth is a secon^^ear journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for four years.
— SPOKE, April
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
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
great team, they have established a
Martinez because they couldn’t afford him once he became a star
has future potential.
greater fan base to attract and keep
Ricciardi has admitted to the press
The Detroit Tigers have also had problems rebuilding. Their star-
Toronto isn’t likely to have any great chances for the World Series
By Shannon McBride
This has become necessary for
the Jays, and other teams, because
re^ilding. For the Jays, this means saving a
with great potential, but aren’t costing a fortune for
them to obtain. But what does
But the Jays are rebuild-
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
doesn’t always take too
long to build a great team.
1990s the Atlanta
such as Cleveland
Other teams and Minnesota have also proven that the rebuilding method can be
The Montreal Expos, on
other hand, haven’t been able to of rebuilding take advantage to
what attracts teams remain
Blue Jays General Manager
come through result may be new
for him, the
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-
In Toronto, the
because they can’t afford
hopefuls just haven’t
This, of course,
in Toronto. If the
may continue to -lose the most money of any team in the league a
whopping $52.9 million US
TION Couch potatoes? French IT ALL ADDS UP!
not potatoes, ouch French fries, may be to
of a recent
factors involved in effective
we have come
frequendy are you eating?
5 Were you
hungry or did you
the food was there,
essential to maintain
you were out
with your friends)?
weight gain. More
the serious effects of physical inaaivity.
eat for other reasons (just because
have long blamed
diets for creeping
"other" foods did
for obesity. That was the
same with your
Record everything you do and
How often were you active? How long did you do each activity?
w~-srucial, too. In fact, they are a
3 Did you enjoy what you were
body weight, but
increased intake of "fast
and young adults
junk foods" combined with sedentary lives as
of TV, computers and
video games, generation "X"
"Balance and moderation are what
and author of a
30-60 minutes pet
the necessary changes,
Monitor your progress
measure that the goals you
reasonable, realistic eat
Establishing healthy habits at an
T^aolutely perfect or entirely bad. Ifs simplistic
As the old adage
to bodies, there’s
for us, while others are ‘junk.’
only one per customer."
All foods can
into a healthy diet,
Your family doctor,
some foods must be
moderation. Making small changes in specialist
can make a big difference
you reach your weight
provide more helpful
ideas to help get
^'Py. started: In a journal, record evei^thing that eat
for the next
much and .2
1 Did you eat a variety of foods?
2 Did you
number of Guide
fruits, 5 grains,
’"-^-3 milk products alternatives)
physically active for
becoming generation "XL".
of obesity in children,
and 2 meat and
Heaithy Active Living