Pond Party draws a crowd Nearly 3,000 students attend
Conestogaâ€™s Pond Party during orientation week.
NEWS Monday, September
The college community can breathe a sigh of
Thanks to a new smoking task force, smoking will no longer be tolerated
from summer holidays may have noticed new signs and red boundaries painted on sidewalks outside the college's doors.
Barry Milner, manager of physical resources at the college and chair of the task force, said the idea for the committee began
college administration and security became concerned about
growing number of people smoking near entrances. "People were ignoring the old requests," he said. "We were just trying to take low-key a the
high-profile." A.V the eT\<i of the spring semester,
Milner was approached by administration about chairing a new committee that would look into the
smoking at the college. with Conestoga Together
to the task force, the
at various locations.
pamphlet is also being made available, providing further
be handed out in the first couple of months while students and
A1 Hunter, supervisor of securiConestoga said with the old practices, smokers agreed ty services at
asked, but there
However, hopefully change with
new rules. "If we fail
we'll have to resort to issuing tickets to the
However, Milner and Hunter agreed that issuing tickets was not the goal of the task force.
are serious about enforc-
ing," said Milner.
order to ensure a smooth
rainy days and winter months.
means anyone seen by securismoking within the marked
quences. Students face monetary fines,
campuses smokers away from the
structed at the various to direct
main entrances, especially during Milner said the college
Fines for students start at $25.
days those fines will reach a
not paid after 15 days.
$35 and of $50
campus is that
no jurisdiction on
face disciplinary action.
they are not paid within
Hospital where that
leave and administrative staff will
ing for eonfirmation of support
in progress," said Milner.
be maybe one, two, three
do you play the drums, guikeyboard and sing alt at once?
forms as the McRorie One
Conestoga College in a sequinned tank top and black Spandex shorts, was a new addition
Pond Party. The Pond Party is an event held by the CSI every year to give students a chance to get to know more to the
people, while enjoying free pleasure,
games and entertainment.
Tait played a
wide selection of music including; The Tragically Hip, Eminem, Michael Jackson, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to
Connors. Tait said, interesting by providing an assortment," of different styles. "I
Tait was enthralled," said Jody Andruszkiewicz, the programmer/events coordinator for the CSI. "totally
So how does Tait become man band? The secret lies
a onein the
four sensors in each shoe that con-
union locals and related staff, a smoking task force began. After reviewing previous policies and methods, a new system created.
The audience watching
offenders," he said.
Students Incorporated, administration,
to see done."
snare and symbol
drums. Tait can change the sensors to whatever he wants through synthesizer modules. On his chest he
wears four more synthesizers, which create "tom tom sounds." He also has a keyboard on his left and right side, which generate bass and rhythm sounds and with the microphone he can generate the sound of a guitar through his voice. Tait has been involved with music since the age of eight, when he began playing the drums. He was involved with various bands over the years, but the bands never stayed together so Tait decided to start his
band. "Rather than
He added he
has no aspirations of
being picked up by a record company. "It's not going to happen." Tait will only play live music,
decided to leave
management company. He
that there is an artificial reality
what people are supposed to be, which he refers to as the "airbrush culture."
said this refers to the
music business, because a singers
sync instead of per-
$100,000 trying to get his One Man Live up and running and has spent $70,000 on lighting and sound equipment.
He (Photo by Jason Middleton)
Monica Himmelman displays a diploma frame. The frames were part of fundraising efforts that took place at commencement June 19 and 20. See Page 7 for story. Alu.
The Hornepayne, Ont. man, who
The education stage also means large number of fines may not
By CARRIE HOTO
entrances students tar,
34 th Year
initial stages of the system are about education. Students can find information about enforcement and fines on notices posted
Saving your funny money
Conestoga College, Kitchener
help clear air
Canadian comic James Cunningham puts a funny twist on financial advice.
Smoke-free zones By LAURIE VANDENHOFF
Career Fair coming Sept. 25 The countryâ€™s largest career fair will be arriving at RIM Park.
Thunder Bay. He
travels all over
Canada, through the United States and for two months in the winter he performs in the Cayman Islands.
(Photo by Aimee Wilson)
The McRorie One Man Live stole College Pond Party on Sept. 5. He
also does exhibitions and fairs
during the spring and summer. His next stop after Conestoga College
Belair Direct set up booths to hand
Cuts had draws for fanny packs, travel wallets and coupons for ISIC photos; and Blockbuster offered
Head-to-Toe, Version 1.0 and can be purchased later in the year on
a valid student
manlive.ca for a cost of $10. The
You could also sign up for numerous clubs and programs
In addition to the
one man band
CSI added another new attracPond Party called the Trampoline Thing, which involved being harnessed and jumping on a the
tion to the
free pleasure continued with
hot dogs and pop. not to mention
minimal price of $2.
The CSI handed out calendars and student planners.
around the college. "To be honest
we throw." Andruszkiewicz. He added
Party) the coolest event
there's nothing better than a gor-
geous day with free food, entertainment and lots of free pleasure. The event, which cost approximateh' $4,000. was attended by 50 per cent of the student body.
orientation plan helps
first-day jitters success workshops. "It lit everything up for you," said Robert McLeod, 20, a first-year
model was put into affect this year at all Conestoga campuses to help
first-year students with the registra-
school, and having the
chance to meet the faculty "made me feel comfortable," he added. For Phase 2, the students were
given the student procedures guide
and orientation process. The day began with Phase
the four-phase orientation
sion began around 8:30 a.m. in the recreation centre where the stu-
dents were introduced to>4aculty,
given a pep
and a chance
(in the proce-
dures guide)," said Gregory, adding, "They'll have it and know they have
gave you an idea of what was
happening," said Melissa Brown, 19, a first-year nursing student. The students then followed a
inform them of program
ask questions. "It
nervous coming to col-
McLeod took a year off before
A two-hour general
access to the information."
be given a 45-minute presentation about the services available at
they were given their schedules and booklists and had the opportunity to
Conestoga College. The presentation will be given in a Strategies for
their faculty to a
Student Success class or incorporated into another class.
dents in their program.
Carol Gregory, a counsellor, along with Jon Olinski, president of CSL and Jan Stroh, Job Connect, presented the overview of the new
Kara Speedie, a
standardized orientation model,
program orientations had student,
to include items
Kar a Speedie, 19, a first-year nursing student, felt she received a lot of
make first-year students feel welcomed and informed and "give
good information but the two-hour Speedie orientation was too long.
also said an organized tour of the
those uncomfortable seats was too long. .we didn't really get a chance to meet people (outside of their
school would have been helpful.
The goal was
them equal access
said Gregory, adding, "Thereâ€™s peo-
Brian Gray, 19, a first-year busi-
ple here to help them."
was too lengthy
as well. "Sitting in
VAN ESSA LAYE
Conestoga College council held their first monthly meeting on Sept. 9 to discuss the many issues and concerns on campus. One of their main concerns was if the students
blast during this year's orien-
"were keen, they were up for it, and they were pumped." But there was one phrase that stuck out in Harris's mind; it was
something that a student said which he thought epitomized the entire event:
Conestoga is number 1." However, the fun and games
John Tibbits, president of the college, said he was pleased with the positive feedback he received from
weren't the only things the council was impressed with - there were
students and faculty regarding the
and information given throughout the welcoming week.
mation desk with routine questions, but the decline at information
With an 89 per cent turnout of
meant the use of Student Services went up. "The students have listened to what was told to them (by faculty)
students at the events, Fred Harris, executive director of student serv-
registrar, said the students
practical results too. Usually
part of a
organized by the CSI
Phase 4 is an introduction to the Learning Resource Centre. Overall, Gregory felt the day went really well. "It's a wonderful she said.
Waterloo and Guelph campuses.
The afternoon was
left for the stu-
dents to tour the school, find their lockers and classes, buy their
If you would like to offer feedback about the new standardized
books, student ID cards and park-
orientation, call Student Services at
ing passes and sign up for student
College Council pleased with this yearâ€™s Bv
checklist. first-year nursing student, looks over the registration
of where and who they can go to for support, help and or information," Harris said.
Students will continue to gather knowledge about services at the college through a four-phase pro-
program offers a welcoming to the school along with knowledge of services, meeting program faculty and learning how to use the Learning Resource year. This
Although the council was pleased with the start-up of the year,
could be made. Tibbits discussed
expanding the Pond Party into a
bigger event, along with the option of serving vegetarian foods to suit different students needs. There was also the issue of students starting in January and what kind of welcoming they would or
Tibbits added that Conestoga's enrollment growth is bigger than Wilfrid Laurier University's this year.
With the double cohort coming Conestoga
into effect, Harris said
6,000 to 7,000
should receive upon arrival to make them feel like a part of the college. Another big issue at the meeting
might be looking
was the 1 2 per cent increase in registration, which includes co-op and
of students, Tibbits said the college still needs a bigger presence of stu-
dents from the Guelph area, as they make up only seven per cent of the
technology, applied arts and health sciences enrollment increased 12 to
like a lot
"The area we draw the least from is Guelph," said Tibbits. "We could have a campus this big
15 per cent.
students next year.
5,737 students enrolled at the college, which may drop 2 or 2 fi per
cent by November.
you are here from out of town; some are living away from home for the^ what you are doing first time. What a change! There's no one to report to about and when. Curfew - what's a curfew? There is also no one to ask, "How was your day?" "What time would you like to have dinner?" and to say "I love you."
The excitement sickness
new freedom and
may be tempered by homeand community. Slowly, you'll get to know
missing your family, friends
roommates and other peers. Perhaps you'll get involved in intramural activities at the Recreation Centre and clubs and events through the student government. Read Spoke, your school newspaper, to familiarize yourself with happenings on campus.
You can meet with a counsellor in Student Services to talk about adjusting to your environment and to do some problem solving about getting involved in your college and your new community.
from Student Services
A ictoria Cafik, 20,
outside Door 5 at the
— Page 3
Opinions vary on pot issue By HALLEY McPOLIN To
discover their needs to decide where they should go from there
legalize or not to legalize.
That is the question that has been on the lips of many sinee
argument on by Senate committee
not only be decriminalized, but legally attainable by those as
young as 16. The argument has created several
from the general public, but there's no doubt that everyone has an opinion. For some, the idea of less tax dollars going into the neverending "war" on marijuana is enough to want change, while
depressant, you wouldn't see a
luture of kids that
worker who volunteers at a local group home for children between the ages of 6 and 2 years of age, says she can't see any negative side effects to legalizing a drug 1
already too easily attain-
"They're going to smoke it anyway,” Amy, who refused to give her last name, said of marijuana. ”TIa\s way il can be somewhat controlled or monitored. Quality can be managed, potency can be managed. One can know how much to take at one time." The receiving home where
a short-term care
her opinion, no more harm-
"Because the kid who's 17 and charged goes into an opened or closed custody youth centre, generally speaking, and starts getting into that lifestyle. They then turn 18 and by committing
smoker go rob a corner store... we’re
store. ..we're too lazy!"
Peggy, who did not want to use her real name, smokes marijuana control
which include tremors, fatigue, and speech impairment. At one point she lost the ability to form sentences for two weeks. "I knew in my head what I wanted
came out down and backwards. ..it
say but everything
“You wouldn’t see a pot-
a 22-year-old direct care
destroying their futures by
our best interest to stay consistent with our drug laws. That, of course, brings up the
intoxicating effects and proven health risks.
participating in an activity that
ever-popular argument against cigarettes and alcohol, both of which have addictive qualities,
whether it's foster care, a treatment centre or therapy to name a
believe pot to be a
dangerous gateway drug
of people get angry (on alcohol,) it's such a depressant. Marijuana isn't a
FREAK SHOW by Marc
Peggy, whose tremors were evident even as she spoke, said the only medication available to her at the time was steroids. She began
use marijuana regularly for her
Medicinal marijuana user
1991; the pot, she
says, allows her to live a
same crime they land
for five years." In Amy's opinion the strong laws against marijuana not only cost taxpayers needlessly, but
also create a greater strain on our youth that could be avoided with simple knowledge. ..knowledge that is often denied as a result of a persistent taboo.
The most recent argument for marijuana has been directed towards the intoxicating effects versus that of alcohol.
"From everything I've heard it's less damaging on the body physically," says Amy, who admits she's no expert. "People who are stoned tend to know it
more and They are
and self-destructive as
more norShe does not have a prescription for it however - she says she would prefer not to mal, pain-free
have the attention fighting
battle to obtain
has been less of a it
underground sources. Peggy believes there may be an added benefit to legalizing the drug; "The government can make
get rid of
Although the controversy surmarijuana rounding whether should be legalized, decriminalized or remain as it is continues, most will agree that there is no easy answer.
there a resolution in
(legalization on going to happen in lifetime," says Peggy, "and I
Exercise and healthy eating
WANTED GREAT PAY 4
important for college students
order to assess them and
By JEFF MORLEY
they're drunk." Peggy, a 38-year-old
ing the four food groups a student
Students do have a choice.
plan on living a lot of years."
can guarantee a nutritious and balanced meal anytime of the day.
countless choices daily, but
most important choices may be
our nutritional ones. According to registered dietician and professional home economist,
walking or riding a bicycle to school. College life can be particularly sedentary due to the hours in front of a computer screen or just "Exercise
Bonnie Lacroix, good nutrition is to "choose your time well and to choose your food well." This may
your mind as well. Exercise also serves as a good study break by
an impossible task with
uncompromisingly hectic student schedules and stubborn budgets. However, Lacroix could be con-
food safety herself.
The University of Guelph graduate and research assistant believes eating properly
certain lifestyle choices.
having breakfast. She stresses the importance of a good breakfast, likening it to a road trip. Before you go you Firstly,
lifestyle important your week. Make
Lacroix recommends eating
meals while eat-
ing "a wide variety of foods."
foods that are low
also in fat,
choose such as
vitamins and nutrients.
decisions you can
on when you are particularly busy. Moreover, on those busiest evenings plan to make something quick and easy,
can save time
such as a frozen dinner.
more relaxed devote more time to cooking a good
nights that are little
there are) lots of ferent things."
ways of eating
Books expensive? Need groceries and spare cash?
tinues by saying that this
prepare food ahead of time. This
daunting for some, but remember that "food is really exciting (and
ing that tends to be expensive and
having a bread or cereal, a milk or yogurt and
you ensure the necessary intake of nutrients and vitamins on a daily
Lacroix says college is full of "new experiences, new adventures" and by making informed
etables are a great source of energy,
sures of everyday
stimulate your body,
during the day you have to get a
relieving stress and easing the pres-
put fuel in the car. In order to "go" nutritional start. Lacroix sug-
and vegetables. Lacroix conmay be challenging for students because "mother isn't saying eat your vegetables." However, fruits and veg-
very important" and not only does
sidered an expert considering she
has gone back to school to earn her
By keeping your also
choices for you. But she says to "work hard
above all and enjoy." For more information contact Joy Hancock in the school Health Office in Room 2B06. Students can also look for more nutritional information on the Internet at www.dietician.ca or can look at Canadian Health Guide the www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hppb/nutriat tion/pube/foodguide/index.html.
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always a significant one.
time. what we saw and experienced for the first' the horrifying feelings we faced it meant conjuring up 1 1 when we fell And, it was the bitter knowledge of realizing always be in possibly will and was next morning
asleep Sept. 10. the
citizens took time to As America’s neighbour, Canada and its firefighters, police offiremember on Sept. 11, recognizing the people, of us, unknowing of what it cers and many others who died. Many
felt like to
Flight 93 that morning, attacks truly touched us
City, at the Pentagon, or
For most of
where we would not remember the
pause and it
reflect, for the
hard to imagine a year
Whether bombarded by
why, the imagery has headlines or simply trying to understand our memories. We into burned been unavoidable and is forever or the year after bring, year next will what but this year,
Conestoga College, Sept.
and terrifying event of their lifetime thus it was the Kennedy For most of their parents and grandparents, were two major and that Harbor Pearl af assassination or the events parents and However, generations. their of moments far.
televishare in the shock that was witnessed on
fly into the Trade worry of last year after watching planes deliberately dead, CNN’s presumed initially were thousands Towers. Tens of the plain mystery of and ending, never were headlines breaking news had happened in the first place, baffled us all.
attacks. can be easy to forget the days following the would ones loved their that hopeful Forget how many people remained perhaps but horror, of day jusf'one not was 1 1 return home. Their Sept. months of despair that have not lessened in 365 days. and There is little comfort in knowing there may be future attacks colours, indicating that America now lives under a warning system of everything in northe risk level of potential terrorist attacks. Almost
be relate back to 9/11, and
100 per cent safe traveling by
venturing into the United
World leaders have assured us of
their efforts to eliminate terrorism
play an and enhance safety developments. Canada has sought to forces armed our and changes made have airports Our role. important
dents and families,
However, as citizens of Canada, as
a difference in our post-Sept.
lost their lives.
too easy to
back and feel sorry
much worse than anyone else’s, we rights we have been given and the free-
and think our day
should always remember the
remember our good fortune of living in our on freecountry. Even when Sept. 1 1 was a horrible attack important rebuilding is taking place. And remembering is an
And, we should beautiful
we could ever make
makes a difference to simply pause and reflect. It helps recognize the moments of silence and pay respect to those
difficult to believe
part of that rebuilding.
Legalizing pot bad idea 16-year-old to toke up legally whenever he or she wants as a good thing. Kids (and adults) have enough trouble getting their lives in order without having to do it through a haze of foggy thoughts.
Senate committee recently recommended that marijuana be legalized.
appears the senators have been smoking a little too much 'wacky tabaccy' themselves. Legalizing marijuana would present our society with even more problems than It
are already facing with
ing and alcohol.
We're currently trying to curtail smoking by slowly eliminating it
from public forums. And taxes on cigarettes have recently shot up.
allow people to smoke pot after 79 years of deeming it illegal and taboo?
Admittedly there have been a few good things to come from the
hemp to we have made
for the use of
of February 2002, the Toronto Star reported 750 people
Canada had been granted
es include those suffering from AIDS, cancer and multiple sclero.sis.
Those diseases all have nasty symptoms and side-effects. Using marijuana who are dying passion.
and other products. The use of marijuana as a medicinal supplement is a little
to swallow, but
ease someone's pain.
mission to possess up to 30 days' worth of pot. People allowed to use marijuana for medical purpos-
help ease the dent in the tree population over the years to meet demands for paper
And if the legal drinking age is 19 and you have to be 18 to pur-
to ease the pain
marijuana plant. I
an act of com-
allow 16-year-olds to toke up, as
recently by the If 16-year-olds
Senate committee? are not responsible
age of 16, then why should they be allowed to smoke
Advocates of legalized marijuana say pot isn't nearly as bad as drinking alcohol or smoking tobacco, which in most cases
wasn't by accident
was banned. heard someone defending pot recently. They said all it does is
dad died from multiple
rosis last year after a long, painful -
why would we
he never used pot to ease him go
relaxed, laugh or eat.
his suffering. After seeing
There's a lot
through that I can't, in good conscience, say it would be wrong to smoke pot in such a situation. However, I can't see allowing a
have enough lethargic, immature, out-of-shape people even without legalizing pot?
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— Page 5
Advertising program uses fresh learning techniques By BRANDI STEVENSON Conestoga's
a former mar-
plans to employ
doing a cas6 study or an assign-
ment. "we're going to touch
bring in different scented candles
evoke her students'
to class to try to
senses and thoughts. "Experiential
this particular pro-
gram unique in Ontario," she said. Another unique aspect of this program will be the students involvement in the school. As part of their mark, advertising students
be very involved with the college
in a positive
advertising because he sees
sorships, or event planning.
the arts and
most important element to integratmarketing communications is making sure that all of these communication methods are "co-ordi-
creative side of advertising.
to the cus-
and theothem the creative aspects of advertising and hands-on learning. dents' the basic concepts
a creative genius, said they are a really
who fondly called Romer
he applied, McIntosh knew
was a new program. He was proud of himself when he got accepted. "I felt really good kneeing I was accepted out of 500 peo-
more than 10 years, will be teaching her stu-
both students said they are
keting at the school for
ions are key elements.
Reyner and Joe
On (Photo by Brandi Stevenson)
Joe Romer, an advertising teacher, and Deborah Reyner, advertising co-ordinator, are shown standing in the new office. A classroom was converted to office space to accommodate faculty.
of pressure on
you've got to set
you because out strong and
an example for the next classes."
By IZABELA ZARZYCKA The
KEEP UP. It's more manageable to do a little every day on reading and assignments than to try to catch up on a week's worth of work on a Sunday afternoon.
College has gone through some major changes this •
year. It is
a degree program with a
REVIEW CLASS NOTES. Reviewing^class notes as soon as possible after class Increases understanding and retention.
four-year program is associated with McMaster University and is
based on the university's course out-
The new program allows stuwork in small groups as
well as in a clinical environment. is no longer
The diploma program offered at the college.
The degree and program
and also hardwill be "new
ENGAGE IN ACTIVE LEARNING. Transfer your notes or summarize information. Organize and rewrite your notes, make a chart, diagram or flashcards. Discuss or teach what you are learning to another person. Anytime you can interact with or think about the information in a new way you increase understanding and retention.
expectations" for the degree pro-
gram, said Ruth Heard, a nursing teacher,
be required to work harder to
earn the marks.
Heard also said
that there will
rules regarding uniforms
Uniforms will only be allowed in clinical environments and lab coats will not be worn in lab coats.
"The classroom environment wonderful," said Heard. "really
SET REASONABLE STUDY GOALS. is
of the building.
Are you a morning person? A night person? Can you study during your lunch hour and still be productive in the afternoon? Do you need to find time after work? Setting aside a quiet, separate place in your home that will be your study place and always studying there is an effective strategy.
location of the nursing faculty. faculty has
STUDY WHEN YOU ARE AT YOUR BEST.
the changes to the pro-
gram, there has been a change
happy" about the move.
After studying your effectiveness reduced. Take breaks often. The average attention span of an adult approximately 30 minutes. Find your optimum attention span and
"We have our own computers and phones,"
teacher in the nursing program,
Darling compared the
by saying "before there was one big room and four phones for all the old
access to the teachers
have their own pods and more space to visit with students.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I
Volunteer with a child at their school and help improve their self-esteem and confidence.
hours a week commitment. .•
SKILLS THAT YOU NEED FOR LEARNING
you have already developed by juggling multiple responsibilities: managing time, setting priorities, asking questions, and knowing yourself. These
learners successful. Add motivation the formula for success is complete.
Dommelen was unaware that this was a new program. "There’s a little
TIPS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
enjoying the program. They added that participating and voicing opin-
Right now, the program has two
ideas," she said,
"stuff that's catchy, stuff that people
tomers," Reyner said.
will really get into."
nated and consistent to send out a more powerful, more efficient and
Van Dommelen has always liked was attracted to the
day and likes logos and layouts. He heard Conestoga has "amazing teachers and good technology," so he decided to come here.
advertisements, direct mail, spon-
two of the 33
McIntosh said he was attracted
students enrolled in the program.
This involvement will generate interest within the school and the
Jared McIntosh, 20, and Beth Van
every aspect of communicating to customers. It could be
on integrated marketing communications.
beyond applied. Instead of
ing goes Just
keting teacher and co-ordinator of this
even the title of advertising will grab attention. "It's an interesting,
— SPOKE, September
centre bustling with activity
improvements to O.T.s though. Martin would like to add two sofas
By DANIEL ROTH
The major renovations
plete and both Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre and the newly opened Over Time Sports Bar have
never been No one
happier than Tony
and the recreation centre.
"Everyone's enjoying the facility more than they ever did before," "It’s
He estimates between 500 and 700 people come through the rec
Time Sports Bar
also excited about
new programs and
introduced including Thai Chi and
been added to the fitness centre and Martin is pleased to announce a new competitive sport. "We've have
introduced rugby sport," he said.
Other perks for the varsity teams this year have been provided by a major sponsor. "Molsons have helped us out by giving us a sports varsity player,"
bag for every
is also a priority.
(Photo by Daniel Roth)
bar are (left to right) At the newly renovated rec centre and sports of development for director Martin, Tony greeter, Knight, Kandace
are minimal have a vehicle," he said.
and the recreation
to the vacant cor-
was move. The extra space and welcoming atmosphere has drawn significantly more patrons. Martin describes the change as dramatic.
ridor in the heart of the centre
time ever we've
"We're offering a larger variety of food, and a special barbecue price for
and students," he
If a class or organization wishes to use the rec centre to host a party or event the staff will prepare the
made a profit," he said. The profit may not be
a profit just the same according to Martin. He credits the success to a new approach of serving
"We would do
them, get the barbecues, order the pizzas or whatever," he said. There is still room for small
started to help
us out with promotions to get the students in residence involved on a regular basis," he said. to make the "We want it to
Martin doesn't want rec centre into a bar.
be an activity centre, a place where you go as a student and activity is around. Not a pub."
place to socialize. "It's not noisy, it's a different diversion than the Sanctuary," he said. Activities are going on in the rec
centre everyday. ity
information for the centre has
never been easier. A hotline has been implemented
make it easier for the students or members to find out what is going on in the rec centre. The hotline number is 748-3565 or ext.. 3565
dents to use the centre in their time
centre in a day.
He is working with Conestoga Residence to encourage the stu-
he said, adding new seating around
now. student activity has increased
of the most recent additions to the centre include televisions installed in the fitness centre and a large screen TV in Over
a very busy centre
always looking to make
be just fine.
Martin, director of development for athletics
anyone wants to donate them they would be honoured in some way or another," he said, and added the old ones from the Sanctuary "If
a great place to relax and
accommodating hours. It is open from 1 1 a.m. through 1 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 11 a.m. until close on weekends. The
from within the schools phone
centre closes at different times on
everyday," he said.
the weekend depending on what activities are going on at the
Students can get up-to-date information by going to the rec centre link on Conestoga's home page at
Martin wants to give the students what they want to see. "We're trying to encourage them and we want encouragement from them," he said, adding anyone is welcome to drop off suggestions at the bar. He is trying to organize theme nights similar to those in the Sanctuary, but with a different
also proud of the
site for the rec centre. "It's
Sandra Hawco Pizza Hut
tion as to
current information regarding varsity sports. Martin says there is no better source to find out
NEED MORE THAN A BANDAID SOLUTION?
By DIANA O’NEILL
served with the sub stand in teria,
The cafeteria that opened in the new E-wing is ready to start servall
those hungry Conestoga stu-
In an area slightly smaller
of a Pizza Pizza, with a Mr. Sub
coming soon. John Kast, food service
new developis ment and hopes the word will excited with the
spread about the
1E04 and 1E05 in the new wing makes it susceptible to people Little do they just passing by. know that a set of descending stairs, just to the left of the main entrance, will lead them to a fresh spin on eating. The Pizza Pizza outlet is up and tion at
10 a.m. to 2
Sub's opening has been
held back due to millwork not
the main cafe-
know new wing
but will be glad to
relocation to the
to offer a fuller
you CAN VISIT A NURSE OR MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE A DOCTOR AT THE DOON HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE (INSIDE DOOR #3)
Slated to open Sept. 16, the outlet will be serving coffee
We can also help with:
breakfast items, as well as
go alongside a tasty sandwich, such as soups and salads. Another bonus of the move includes the capacity to
prescriptions from a Doctor
birth control counselling
health resources and inf ormation
buns on location. "That will definitely be a key feature of the relocation," adds Kast. Amy Hanje, an employee of Mr. Sub,
predicting that the larger
setup will "bring
The 23-year-old increased
hoping that the
baked goods, added to their regular subs will draw more of a crowd. Their newly extended hours of 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and closing at 2 p.m. on Fridays, is also sure to encourage students to check out the as well as
blood pressure monitoring
allergy injections and immunizations
in the rec centre, as well as
www.conestogac.on.ca/rec_centre. The Web site has all the informa-
(Photo by Diana O’Neill)
and Roberta Drimmie cook up a storm
Students taste freedom By KATE
points, arc just
Residenee and Conl'erenee Centre, 533 students have moved in, 400 of whieh are llrst-year students, ready for a life of
freedom and independ-
not only a time for stu-
dents to experience
parents, but also a time for parents
experience the loss of their child
to the real world.
Martha Johnstone, a manager at on average, 200 parents call in the first couple of weeks of school. Some of their worries include payments, roommates, long distance and drinking. These are not Just concerns of the
as lloor meet-
parents though, but also of the stuIn order to
dent events and of course, parties,
experience for both the parents and
many accommodations and activimake their stay at Conestoga
a pleasant one. Activities such as bus trips, allage events and floor events all create a social environment for stu-
Barbecues, all-age bar
and zone challenges, which are floors competing against each trips
listed as top
20, states, there
him is Just "the becoming the man
on zone challenges this year," and "less emphasis on alcohol." With same age roommates and all-age events, Johnstone says that
of "independence" from his
parents and living in residence for step
new spin on alcohol-related events. As resident adviser Debbie Brock,
broadcasting student Colin Burwell, 18, of Whitby says that these tasks are "nothing out the ordinary" for him. He explains that while living at home he had a
living in residence.
cery shopping and getting himself
and waking up
also not enjoying having
myself instead of
The likes of residence are the same with all first-years. Meeting new people, independence, resi-
tion into residence a less stressful
"absolute freedom," but
difficulty adjusting to the lack of
culty adjusting to "looking out for
Aaron Foster, 18, of Windsor, happy with, as he puts it,
he loves having the "freedom
of no parents," but
Likewise, first-year aviation stu-
Louis, 19, of Kapuskasing, says
First-year marketing student John St.
having difficulty adjusting
share a room.
Johnstone says that she finds the first-years have difficulty "being on
own and having
Other areas of difficulty include, lack of sleep, diet and having to
to all first-year students.
"having to be
looking forward to the independence and "being out on her own."
24-hour availability of resident
the residenee, says that
workers, same age roommates and a
order to win zone
ties that arc life in
looking to provide
(Photo by Kate D. VandeVen)
First-year marketing student
Conestoga College’s alumni servhad a successful fund-raiser at commencement cersummer's this Film, disposable cameras, flowers and diploma frames were all sold at the four convocation services that took place June 19 and
The sales of the fund-raiser have yet to be totalled, but Himmelman says total sales of the flowers
reached $1,200. Diploma frames were also popu-
commencement. The frames, which were available wood, polished brass, or in mahogany finishes, were snapped
up by graduates wanting
**REGISTER IN STUDENT SERVICES (Room 2B02
Week of October
GROUPS AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
jobs he’s responsible for as an independent col-
By JASON MIDDLETON
Alumni association doubles sales at
Week of October 28
Week of October
their diplomas. .
doubled the sales of film
sold out of the disposable eras,"
the alumni services
Proceeds from the fund-raising given back to the college through awards, equipment, and
Exact date to be
announced September 17
FREAK SHOW by Marc
BE THE FOLLOWING LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS WILL STUDENTS. ALL TO OFFERED ONCE A SEMESTER AND OPEN ^
SESSIONS Time Management
fTARTDATE FAdLTTATOR Sept 19 or Oct 9
Sept 17 or Oct 7
Oct 3 1
Preparing For Finals
highlighted up for a group, please leave a copy of your timetahle, the accommodate to made with times when you are free. Every attempt is free, the more are you times more The registrants. of timetables of the majority you. Once a time and place have been it is that we can accommodate
you or you can check
when you Some workshops have established times and rooms. Check
For information about Hinter 2003 W orkshops, drop call ext. 3360. ff.
into Student Ser\-ices
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Page 8 — SPOKE, September
for career student prepares College aDolving the while applying 1
access-centre in Kitchener. fair After attending a job
benefited his career. "Our class would learn a theory, practise it in the labs, and
employment Toronto, Grace found reserve in native a at north up
isolated duties required within the community of 17,000. And with no doctor, Grace had to consult
phone. doctors or phannacists by toothache, I d "If someone had a
"Clinical rotation prepared me receiving a for the workforce by
in opportunity to use his education throughjobs a variety of nursing his first out Ontario. He obtained Ont. nursing position in Muskoka, to a care private at-home providing
order to treat
R y PETR CIHACEK
Under-employed single mothers are being provided with opportunity to not only
lives. their social status, but their
Focus For Change, a program at the that started on Sept. 9 Conestoga College Cambridge campus, will give them the skills necessary to make a brighter future children. for themselves and their "The main objective is to make a said better life for these women,"
and they do market that
through information exploration, action planning and decision taking."
Cambridge. One of them, Lynne from Jones, said her expectation
Dianne Murphy, the program group
program is for on social assis-
tance through Ontario Works. "The majority of them are single moms," said Murphy. They can be
anywhere from 19 and up. Currently, there are 16 students program in the in
"The main thing
be I'm going and what I'm going to program) "(This said. she doing," will help a lot. I'm sure."
The 33-year-old single mother seemed to be excited about the protalking to people
gram. "I've been who have been in it and I ve heard nothing but good about it, just wonderful."
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For the past 13 years. Skills
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organization of educators, trainers,
employers and government >
responsible for co-ordinat-
annual Skills Technological Competition, in which Conestoga students .have been successful in past years, as well as many other
Metal Frame and 8" Futon
The competition gives students from across Ontario a forum to
an opportunity to test their skills against industry standards in areas ranging from carpentry and precision machining to culinary
their talents as well as
Last year the event attracted more than 700 competitors from across the
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next September as the progra. ^ runs just once a year there. The Doon campus doesn't offer such a
the program there. "We try to be available to the get groups so the areas
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accessible," said she,
adding that on the Waterloo campus the program is ongoing.
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month she entered
"The cost is covered through the and Ministry of Training, Colleges Murphy. explained Universities,"
great progress since
Focus For Change:
te to test
quite exciting, actually.
"They go and shadow someone who works in that field," said
and 9" Premium
Students appreciate the fact that
path they wish to follow, a twoweek "reality check" takes place.
courses such as personal management and employment strategies. Then, when they decide what career
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market, careers and
"Whatever walks through you have to deal with.
Cambridge who took Focus For Change last September, said that it time" really changed her life "big
Grace realizes that no matter what the situation, you have to be
oraise onlv one to praise Jones is not the only a 33Kerr, Therese program. the from one year-old mother of
as she learned
^ ^ O moms new
Change course helps
in at Kuntz Electroplating Occupational nurse Shane Grace, at program nursing of the practical Kitchener, is a 1999 graduate
Attawapiskat has given him an pracucc, ms practice. of his advanced scope ot
continued the two con-
(Photo by Janine Toms)
based have to assess the situation in on the guidelines 1 had available
three-month :hree-month position for
to real-life situations."
an assortment of health-related
Kitchener. After graduation, Grace
The college gave him handson employment experience in
Attawapiskat, Ont. colGrace, with as few as six
health occupational nurse in the Electroplating Kuntz centre at
At Conestoga College Grace used that have a wide range of skills
Are students getting the in their they need to be successful graduate College Conestoga field? education Shane Grace feels his workforce. the for prepared him practiGrace graduated from the Conestoga at cal nursing program is an College in 1999. Today he
of his edu-
maintain secutive summers, while overflow of work part-time ing care at a community
Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities, in an Ontario government press release. Other Skills Canada events comfor ing up are the Skills Work Women conference in Toronto on Oct. 8, as well as cardboard boat
which will be taking place on Oct. 24 in both London and Nepean, Ont.
teams In the cardboard boat race, to of competitors are challenged will design their own boats, which other then be put to the test against
in several differ-
and ent areas such as fastest boat most the boat that can carry the weight.
which Presently, Skills Canada,
new Kitchener location on
630 Riverbend Dr., Suite 102 parAug. 1, is searching for past ^tario the of ticipants at
Technological Skills as they are looking to
archive of past competitors.
SPOKE, Se ptember
Conestoga computers, labs undergo By ANDREA
S MITH SMITH
you think you were busy this summer, imagine having to upgrade more than a thousand computers and If
new computer labs. Between the months of June and August, Conestoga College Computer vServices personnel install
computers with Windows XP on all campuses including Stratford and Waterloo.
Gibson, chief information officer
puter labs which will be open to stu-
Room B2 I
from the CPA program. year they should
CSI office will open at about same time with 25 stations.
the upgrade there has
been a new version of student "I is
"The computers are a benefit to me this year because they are much faster," said Sean McCafferty, 22,
services at Conestoga College in
Dust oft those resumes and begin fine-tuning them because the 2002 Career Fair is coming to a town near you. ^
largest career fair
will be arriving at
from 10 a.m.
and book a personal appointment for assistance for all
think the layout of
The Career Fair is a giant informaopportunity to
panies without having to travel to
Don’t forget to
nies registered for the fair, though the number continues to grow.
To make the older labs look a little 350 desks were replaced and
mice were set as a standard. "There is also a plan to put telephones in the halls of 2A200 and 2A300 in late September," said Gibson. This way someone can optical
help if they need assistance with their computer."
With the upgrade came new software such as AutoCAD 2002, Mechanical desktop. Architectural desktop. Simply Accounting 9, Accpac for Windows Version 4.2 and more. There is also a new version of QuarkXPress, new scanners and printers.
Kjhg Kacia Kress
hotm g com
an ideal time to perfect
resume before the career fair. I know how important a resume is and career services always has the answers to my questions," said Krista Lonergan from the career development practitional program. "The career fair is a great way to network with companies without having to travel to each individual Lonergan. Visit the Workopolis Web site or
your job hunting needs before attending.
advantage of Career Services' free of charge info ses-
career services for further informa-
on which companies are going be represented at RIM Park.
CAREER FAIR VISIT
Over 1 50 Employers
SERVICES, Room 2B04
a single location
~ Career Fair information ~ Bus schedule
~ Resume/Cover Ekter assistance
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2002 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit
Doon Campus - Career
Waterloo Campus or
— Page 9
fair is a great network with com-
Conestoga's career services provides assistance on
employers the inform students and
Career Fair does not require the companies involved to have positions available, although many do. Currently there are 150 compa-
builders and interviewing tips.
FREAK SHOW by Marc
tion session that gives
grads about their company.
to 3 p.m.
sions, tip sheets
which includes calendars.
upgraded computers,"* said Kayla Hickey, 19, from the nursing program. "1 found it hard to
Career Fair coming Sept. 25 By SINEAD
college paid about $200,000.
"With the five per cent increase of Conestoga's population this year, we felt that we had to respond
people get value," said Gibson. Most ol the funding came from student technology fees that they pay every year in their tuition. The
another computer lab that will open in one week with 30 stations. A lab the
There wiM be consultations in the future with program co-ordinators to decide what programs should be
dents to use in their free time. The first 45-station lab was finished two weeks ago; it is located in
programming needs of
Within the next three to four years, Conestoga will also have eight com-
Student Ser\ ices
www^partiie r s 4emp oyment ca l
(Rm 2B04) Guelph Campus - Main
for Career Fair information
— SPOKE, September
Pond party a success
(Photo by Aimee Wilson)
and hear and .ea.ured en.er.alnmen. year InCudea .he usual ho. dogs, pop Parry on Sep,. 5. MraCions Ms PonO year's ,0. a«s„ded Mean, 3 000 people .V AfO Thing. Sramalk and Gladia.or JousOng. McRorle one Man L,;;, The Trampoline J"
Cassandra Smith, at the
and Amy Ruston,
19, both first-year electronics students, try the Gladiator Jousting
(Photo by Vanessa Laye)
Broadcasting student Fergus Lowrey (left) shows off his drumming skills by playing off of McRorie One Man Live at the Pond Party. McRoire Tait has been a drummer for 1 5 years and rocked the party with a variety of music.
(Photo by Aimee Wilson) Ivan Petracic,19, a first- year telecommunications student, got a great view of the Pond Party while trying out The Trampoline Thing.
— Page 11
(Photo by Julie Graham)
Judy Dusick, general manager the students during the
hands out calenders
(Photo by Carrie Hoto)
pare to battle
(left) and Kevin Murphy, out at the Gladiator Jousting event.
paramedic students, pre V
(Photo by Vanessa Laye) (Photo by Carrie Hoto)
event provided a safe vray for friends to
about each other.
each other know how they
Teddy Mahy, a second-year recreation and during the Pond tion of goodies which he picked up
off his collec-
— SPOKE, September 16, 2002
Conestoga College creating safe haven from harassment By JULIANNA KERR
many cases, an make a comment
Croft said that in individual might
Harassment exists in many forms and finds a home in many places,
power to control it. Debra Croft, director of human
campus have had rights
She said Conestoga College has
detailed policy regarding the pro-
Rights Code. The policy outlines a to providing a working and learning environment that
it could have on someone These instances are often isolated and do not continue once that individual realizes the impact of
and the comments
you would appreciate them not making those comments again." that
Croft said that
a really impor-
piece of advice.
which harassment comes into play. It is much more likely to manifest itself in the form of offensive comments about
If individuals are uncomfortable with the idea of confronting the person, Croft said they could go to her for help. "After we talk about
a person's gender, race or sexual
they sometimes feel more com-
According to Conestoga's policy, harassment refers to inappropriate remarks, gestures, jokes and innuendoes. It- also includes unwanted questions about an indi-
that person," she said.
"If they tried
explain to the other what happened
resolved at that level." Often that person has not meant to offend anyone.
cally a situation in
have many options. it on their own and that didn't seem to be successful, they could come to me," Croft said. "What I would do is sit down with both parties. It's a chance for them to be face to face and for one to still
"What we encourage individuals to do is tell that person - directly if possible - that the comment was hurtful, that they think it was inappropriate and that it made them feel
always a challenge. A personality between two students who simply don't get along is not typiconflict
If harassment continues after a conversation or note, individuals
don't stop that Croft gets involved.
Croft said defining harassment
a joke without realizing the
back and talking
a brief note explaining
and respond to concerns. harassment continues even
after such a meeting, the individual could make a formal written complaint. Croft said the parties involved would then meet with her
again. If there
an brought tion,
very rare that
instances of harassment go this
"Most people will respond positively if you tell them how it made you feel," she said.
to avoid this
"Put yourself in the position of the other person
Another option would be
This kind of meeting gives each person an opportunity to discuss the
Individuals should also keep a written record of what was said and any
and think about you'd like to be treated," Croft said. "Think about the comments
(Photo by Julianna Kerr)
you make and if you think someone might find them offensive, don't
human resources Debra
as employee records,
Conestoga College continues to spark high interest amongst international students.
new school year
the the college
more than 200
25 different countries including China, Japan and Korea, who make up the majority of this to
"We have been working (in different countries) for a number of years and Conestoga has a
ognized international written test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a Test Written in English (TWE), or
Conestoga's International Education director Larry Rechsteiner. Students whose first language isn't English must first take a rec-
(lELTS). The students arrive
take an in-house test the
dents enroll in business or infor-
mation technology programs. Chantal Qian, 22, from Beijing, China arrived in Canada during
administered by the English language studies personnel. The tests determine how many semesters,
(between 1-4), of the English Language Studies Program (ESL) course the student will take before proceeding with the post-secondary studies of their choice.
According to Rechsteiner, 75 to 80 per cent of international stu-
new school year will
than 200 students from
up the last
week of August
studies this semester at Conestoga. Qian took the inhouse test and is presently taking the ESL course at the college. She
plans to study advertising after her
rights issues here
ees on campus are trained
International students continue to flood By VALENTINA RAPOPORT
also deals with
Croft looks after such details
and development. She on campus. All employ-
"The way teachers are (at Conestoga) makes students feel comfortable," said Qian, who learned about the college through a friend. She isn't quite sure which area of advertising she is interested in but does plan to study at the college for four years.
International students may request to live in residence or with
Canadian families, referred
resources. "It's a one-on-one support system," said Melissa Turner, the col-
Peer Services co-ordinator. Turner said the peer host program has been successful in the past because it helps both students learn about other cultures and improve lege's
This semester the college will
homestay. The college also provides the students with a student host (a student volunteer) who
have up to 25 peer hosts and according to Turner more volun-
spends one day a week with the international
Canadian culture as well as shows around the college and
teers are always welcome. Students may fill out an applica-
interview or log into the Student Services link at the Conestoga Web site.
Bookstore line-ups less hectic this year: Conestoga students By REBECCA LEA RN The bookstore earned an A-plus for
She admitted that faster restocking would have been betterbecause
from the ceiling made
some books she wanted weren't on
find his five books.
efficiency during the chaotic
weeks of school. According to many Conestoga students they were in and out quickly and had no trouble finding what they were looking for. Accounting student Lea Prentice bought six books and said, "The cashiers were efficient and the books I wanted were all in one
“The ^shiers were
and the books wanted were all in one cient
Our product is steel. Our strength . . .
Our home is Hamilton.
but she found "the system of waiting in line outside rather than waiting at the register" less tedious.
expected," he said. He does think another checkout would help with the lines, but he found all his
books without effort. "Actually it was easy,
it's the paying part that hurts," replied industri-
al electrician student Jeff Phipps, adding, "They give you a list of
books you need, everything there."
Prentice said she only waited in line five minutes,
was busy, but the
Visit us at:
Paige Graver, a paramedic stuthe shelves yet.
she said she had no problems finding what she wanted.
utes in line
buy 15 books,
wait 10 min-
students at Conestoga are
Record companies people download
Everyone heard of the big Napster lawsuit but while all that was going on other programs such as Kazaa emerged and now have a a program designed for exchange files over the You can download Internet. music, movies, games, programs
out and buy the album in stores they like
At www.kazaa.com they propeer claim that Kazaa is the "No. to peer application for downloading, playing and sharing files with In the millions of other users." past week alone over two million 1
peer to peer application for
people have downloaded Kazaa
from the Internet bringing the total number of people having downloaded the program to more than
and just about anything that a computer can run. The thing that everyone likes about Kazaa is you can do all the downloading you
(Photo by Ian Hoss)
Brandon Thompson. 20,
sits in his
room on Sept. 6
pay fees or percentages for each song or album they download. Online surveys have proven though that after downloading an album users are more likely to go
they like for free. The big corporations want users
stronghold on the market.
using the newest Internet downloading program known as Kazaa.
— Page 13
Thompson. "I listen to new bands think it's use Kazaa so when promote help to way that in good
By IAN ROSS
‘down’ with Kazaa
jOlusic lovers Many
be the solution to a student's limited budget since it has yet to introduce fees. "I use
have a lot of money to spend on movies and CDs, especially after paying tuition and buying books.
view a music video he downloaded from Kazaa.
songs that you just can't find stores," said
20, a Conestoga College student. Thompson also said he uses Kazaa
download music videos,
concerts and computer games. "If you can buy the CD in the store
you shouldn't download
15 million people.
There is always going to be a debate about whether or not music should be free but until there are laws restricting downloads students and everyone else will be getting
without paying a cent.
Computers and adults unite Bv BLA.KE GALL officials are
addition excited to announce the
and offered through the training department at the development school.
marks semester This software office an of launching with an applications course along applicaadvanced office software
college that tions course at the knowledge the hope to give adults
needed to ing computer society.
(Photo by Abbi Davies)
information technology, adults "Our main goal is getting posbe will This school." back to that both sible with the flexibility
Students course," said Schelling. one credits can do all six
‘Our main goal adults
Office Software Applications course part-time certificate
since the entire col-
lege switched over to the
program this summer. give The program is designed to work to needed skills people the programs with various computer
computStudents will be learning preer fundamentals, databases, sentations, spreadsheets and
processing. In total there are ,]iat
must be completed
admission program. The only either students is requirement Secondary must have an Ontario years of School Diploma or be 19 is
this flexibility stu-
into the years before admission
courses completed up
chair of information
in a three-
stuyear time frame. "This allows the taking while dents to work
age or older. software The advanced office the follows course applications
over a which can be completed three-year term.
on giving This program focuses more advanced computcovering software er skills while students
can be College
found in booklets Continuing Education
(Photo by Carrie Hoto,
the school available throughout training and the visit can or you department located
Student Client Ser^'lces
building here on campus.
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the dealer wins
Sanctuary for the Casino deal, blaokiac. in the P-esiden, of .he CSI, P Chris Brenneman. Winner was n^ris
— SPOKE, September
Kitchener, By PETR CIHACEK
victims,” said Zehr, his voice
Kitchener paid tribute to Sept.
flags at half-mast, saying
prayers, and listening to a speech
by the mayor and the piercing sound of fire trucks sirens. Last year on the same date, a terrible roar shook the World Trade Center as the
plane crashed into
the north tower at 8:46 a.m.
ing at half-mast.
more than 30
men and women
forms lined up in front of the fire department headquarters at 270 Strasburg Rd. in Kitchener. Behind them, there were three fire trucks and a minivan, all with their lights on. Facing a flagpole with a Canadian flag flying at half-mast, the firefighters observed two minutes of silence and two prayers. After that, Zehr came to the stand and gave the same speech as he delivered to his employees earlier
important to just reflect on
Zehr recalled he was in a meeting City Hall when he was told about the first attack at around 9 a.m. at
the tragic anniversary.
Just before 10 a.m.,
a recent inter-
view. "The events of the day are
were observed. Kitchener Mayor
speaking for themselves and
people have to think
about the future and “the
the day but
forget the victims of the attacks but
not to have a long ceremonial serv-
ing could be heard at the Kitchener
shortly before that.
was a shock.” The mayor said people
were removed and replaced by one Canadian and one American flag. They were fly-
turned on the television and
said. "It all
flags at the City Hall
blue dress uni-
At the end of the service, sirens on the fire trucks were turned on for about 15 seconds to honour fallen New York firefighters.
(Photo by Petr Cihacek)
Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr delivers a speech at the Kitchener Fire department headquaters at 270 Strasburg Rd. on Sept. 1 1 as part of the 9/1 1 anniversay ceremony. More than 30 Kitchener firefighters listened to Zehr’s speech. Their families and the media were also present. ,
Conestoga’s new E-wing Notice anything different?
you have walked by the graphic design and advertising department just past Door 5 you most likely have. Conestoga College has a new wing opened If
just in time for the start of anoth-
er school year. It
has everything from a
cafeteria and picture
ready for business with 39 classrooms to accommo-
amphitheatre. Despite the constant
date approximately 1.400 students.
planning for the $ 15-million project began in October 2000 while construction began in August 200 1
on Sept. 4
explained that she and other cafeteria
employees worked for two
people would do such a thing,” said
anniversary. College radio station
Trask. “Everybody thought and
a “powerful event” that created a varying reac-
A year later, most of the anger gone but the sadness persists. “We are still sad for who lost their lives, we
the people are sad for
the families that were left behind.”
lower their morale.
who was in that situation.” Deputy Chief Don Trask recalled
270 Strasburg Rd. two prayers and a speech delivered
front of the fire station at
place at another time that
changed the world changed the way we look at the world. And it changed the way we look at our jobs sometimes too.” Sept. 1 1 might have changed the
broadcast a short
by Conestoga Students
(CSI) president Jon Olinski about what happened a year ago in the States. A minute of silence folInc.
lowed the 2fi-minute narration. “We have to remember (the
said Trask. “It
attacks) every year,” said
firefighters look at their jobs, it
makes you pay more to what you are doing,” he
CJIQ proMark Burley.
most temble thing
ever seen and probably the most rible thing that I will
and a team of broadcasting students
worked on two weeks.
program for around
In the Sanctuary,
last year’s attacks as
among his firefighters. “Some people were extremely sad, extremely devastated, some
a little more cautious, but hopefully, they all realize that danger is a part
of their job.”
Stemmlel, adding that the CSI decided to hold this kind of tribute
people were extremely angry that
“I think that
The Doon campus of Conestoga College also honoured the tragic
aired the entire day. “It’s a lower-key day,” said CSI '.'icc
president of communications Jeff
“out of respect” for the victims.
day, scrubbing to "get the
place open on Wednesday."
According to Drummie, who has worked for the college for five years, Mr. Sub from the old cafeteria will move to the new wing in about four weeks. For now. Pizza Pizza is the one place to eat.
Business was slow
about 10 a.m. Bobbie
but according to Awender,
noise of drills and wet-paint signs,
(Photo by Petr Cihacek)
“It’s almost like a death in your immediate family,” said Platoon Chief Rick Awender about the death of his American comrades. “Firefighters throughout the world, it is a big family. And you realize that if you were in another
By MICHELLE TAYLOR
saw the second plane going into the southern tower,” he
hopes of saving others.”
Earlier that day,
City Hall as two minutes of silence Carl Zehr spoke to his employees
“We honour the men and women who gave
but strong. Officials
want the kids
And, how about the new wing? love
has picked up.
Drummie. "They've good job."
done a really Second-year
dents Lisa Schinke, 23, and Angela
Leeson, 23. agree.
good job with
who have most
construction noise doesn't bother
Kerry Smith, 22, a third-year accounting student, agrees for the
most part. The noise doesn't bother him, but he believes the building should have been ready before the "They could have had
more operational before they opened it," he said. He does feel the wing was needed. "It was necessary, especially with the double cohort coming (in 2003)." The added space not only accommodates more students, but has a building a
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
29, performs at the
students on Sept. way that students
Count your pennies
their classes in the wing, said the
(Photo by Izabela Zarzycka)
Conestoga College students mingle outside the new E-wing while construction continues. On Sept. 4, the second day of classes, work on the wing was not yet complete, but it was open for busi-
polytechnical feel to
Conestoga College vying
a polytechnical institution doesn't hurt
become the new
Conestoga Residence The Canadian comic was explaining the should budget and manage money. from Toronto and does about 50 shows a year
across the country.
— Page 15
Watch out for speed humps be implemented within two years include a pedestrian trail on the
west side of Old Mill Road from Pinnacle Drive to the eommunity
Speeders beware as traffic calming measures take shape on streets around Conestoga College. Four speed humps and a posted
a pedestrian refuge.
speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour were erected along Mill Park Drive and Old Mill Road in July
The Lower Doon Traffic Study was initiated by the City ot
traffic as well as turning
traffie that is largely
2001 after area resiconcerns of dents expressed pedestrian safety and neighbourin
hood disruption. During the study
the college," said Mayer.
was discovHuron Road, Mill Park Drive and Old Mill Road were about 57-59 it
College boulevards have a high level of congestion during college elass periods.
However, plans are
However, the posted speed limit along most of this route is 40 km/h. "These traffic calming measures will encourage reduced vehicle speeds along the Mill Park - Old
Improvements include widening
Homer Watson and Conestoga College boulevards and modifica(Photo by Carla Sandham)
along Old Signs were recently posted warning motorists of the new speed humps neighbourhood. calmed traffic a known as now is area The Mill Park Drive.
and parking department for they will also con-
the neighbourhood. No follow-up studies have been
safety at critical locations within
.conducted yet, but Mayer said there will be studies completed on
new school year
cception. year's congestion
"was caused by
udents ark or
said A1 Hunter, head
To help keep
Although parking passes sold
rhose hoping to get into designated annual lots
students out Sept. 3, Hunter said and daily purchase may still
However, these helpful guides orientation ,vere only on hand for
moothly, eight extra nembers were directing vehicles first
in issued to those parked illegally designated areas such as fire
who didn't know where to who were parking in the
to get into desig-
to add nated annual lots will have list. waiting a to their names an Students on the list may have others passes opportunity to buy have sold back. happens when students
sure )w responsible for making designattheir in ey are parking 1
To help avoid ustrations
Hunter suggested, "allowyourself a few extra minutes
not a get to your lot so there's panic if you're going to be
Ticketing was light the first were veek, except when cars zones. marked in fire or loading
However, there will now be a fullmne bylaw officer patrolling the
Bnpus. ^'So there
paraaibuh’ in ont
This rides decide to take buses or share these situinstead, said Hunter. In refund on ations students get a their passes
of or doubit vision
headaches Sudden, seven: »nd unusual
minus a small admin-
;ek said Hunter.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
year was no
of the speed-
and traffic smooth flow
of traffic exiting the intersection. Mayer said the Region may begin construction this year and continue over the next two year.
After 4 p.m- though, students regardfree to park in any lot
islands to provide a
getting a increase in the chance of
B y STACEY MCCARTHY parking
humps. Other safety measures
Security tackles parking are
the City of Kitchener.
reduce the service level to D, meaning shorter delays and less
Mill route through the neighbourhood," said Ken Mayer, of the
E during peak hours, he added, which means Homer Watson and Conestoga level-of-service
ered traffic speeds along
College Boulevard. Doon Valley Drive and Old .Mill Road will be constructed. traffic intersection "This includes significant volumes of
revealed "excessive speeding"
entrance and a raised median Doon Valley Drive with
numbness and/oe arm or leg
tingling in rhe fact,
While there isn't a noticeable public increase in students using said Hunter year. transport this are livstudents more 100 about helps to cut ing in residence. This daily. commuting back on those
Tctnporar> loss of spetA r
trouble DniiastifKliflj; speech
"We hope more will choose pubof driving," he lic transit instead
adiogs or soddeo
with any of the above sigps
While some dentally
have been acciin previous
students don't years. Hunter said this year. to worry about that
have about 70 Lot 12 has reclaimed year's Espots lost during last construction. In Lot 1
(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)
Glen Neilsen was one
of eight extra security
during orientation the right just needed help finding
behind the recreation has also daily parking capacity doubled. been
year to Gates were added this stuwhere daily lots like Lot 11,
exitdents must pay $3.25 upon
Royals open By LISA HILLER
crowd of about 40
gathered outside, before entering
The people of Guelph got a treat Sleeman
recently as royalty visited
their time, the royals
Breweries to dedicate the opening
an opportunity to tour the building
of a new canning
before the official opening of the
Countess Wessex, Prince Edward and Earl
wife Sophie, the
a brief stop in
of a five-day
city as part
Ontario during which Prince
Edward presented awards named his
The royals request
who is Duke of
Breweries, John Sleeman,
Edinburgh's business and
Award Charter for came to know Prince
delighted to host Their
Royal Highnesses and I am honoured and privileged to have them officially open our expanded Sleeman canning facility,"
Sleeman, his wife Julie, and sons, Quinn, 6, and Cooper, 9, greeted royals
With close to 100 staff and media on hand, the Countess pushed the button to officially open the new facility, which can fill 850 cans a minute.
The prince and princess were
sented with souvenirs of their
Sleeman's black leather bomber
The multimillion-dollar facility all canned products including Sleeman Cream Ale in a new ban'el-shaped package. Upper Canada Lager and other Sleeman products, including Old Milwaukee produces
Sleeman's sons presented Sophie
McCamey, logistics manager Sleeman Breweries, said he had a speech prepared when he met Prince Edward, but forgot it for a minute when the prince asked him Joe
"That little, I
comment threw me didn't expect
to say hello to the
and apologized for not being able
to talk for longer.
"He was very engaging."
Wessex, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie receive gifts from John Sleeman’s sons Quinn and Cooper, upon their arrival at Sleeman Breweries to officially open its new canning facility. Earl of
he made the jacket himself.
with small bouquets of flowers.
(Photo by Lisa
Edward and his wife Sophie met with some of the employees
of the onlookers had gone
by the time the royals
Engineering teacher wins
the Royal Family.
of Britain and
Royal Family first
Sleernan Brewery was
of England. Sleeman's family emigrated to
Ccroi Seto. dietition
SOMEONE YOU KNOVJ. CAU 1 -800-BANTlNG CA«AOI»H otAoeres ASSOCIATIOH
Mechanical engineering co-ordinator Tony Kattenhorn finds sharing his knowledge with his stu-
CaH the Canadian
Diabetes Association.” HEIP
someone to turn
By TORI SUTTON
show, Crown and Country," she said. "It is extremely entertaining and has an excellent love
Aubrey Hagar award
Mary Anne Bracewell,
ASSOCIATION j 1 I
In turn, for all his
and hard work, Kattenhorn was rewarded with the Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching award in June at convocation. The award, which is given out
Activities important for students
yearly, recognizes teaching achieve-
So here we go again, more events talk. The student body must be wondering what
ment, concern for student learning,
I do all day if I have time to write a third time about events on campus. But obviously events are important to me. As the events programmer for Conestoga Students Inc., it's my job to love events and promote them as much as I can to the student body. And while I want students to attend events because they will get a lot out of it, I want to let students know what events are can't miss.
curriculum development and service to the
gible to receive the award, but
be nominated by a combination of faculty and students. A panel then
They (Photo by Tori Sutton)
Mechanical engineering coTony Kattenhorn enjoys seeing his students
who will win the award. The winner receives a Conestoga College Coat of Arms, a shoulder
sash and a professional develop-
ment bursary of $800.
Kattenhorn has been teaching
Conestoga for 21 years, starting his at the Waterloo campus, before moving to Doon. He spent 15 years working in the industry
before making the
to a teach-
which he has
of the mechanical engineering division. Kattenhorn was also a member of that
together the project proposal for
Highly respected by both faculty and students, Kattenhorn is known
for his patience
dealing with students. students
always come easy. Problems in a
dent's life affects their performance."
Kattenhorn responsible for keeping records and running the program, but also dealing with issues and co-op
two recently approved
been involved with Skills Canada
at the col-
applied degree programs
Kattenhorn has a lot on his plate, insists he wouldn't have it any other way. He admits he rarely he
do something. "This
to me," something I
have top names like James Cunningham, Rick Bronson, David Acer, Wade McElwain and Tony performing for you over the course of the year, it's plain to see that missing out on these amazing events is a bad idea. The CSI also does things like offer bus trips to the Bills, Maple Leafs and Raptors. If you like to travel, you can sign up to go to Montreal for New Year's Eve or Elorida for Spring Break. Imaginus posters are coming to the school. We have a pool tournament and a euchre tournament if you like something a little more low key.
for 10 years, five of
can a student miss out on a toga party, Oktoberfest, Fred Penner, Sex with Sue and a luau in April? I have railed in the past about students participating in student life. However, this time I want to tell you that you need to attend the biggest events this school has ever seen.
after leaving the col-
are all can't miss.
need to do." Nominations for the 2003 award open in January and close in March.
What I'm telling you is that we have something that caters to every You don't have to party hard in The Sanctuary every night we open In fact. I'd rather
student on campus. the bar.
the spice of life and as
in the past, student life is
about drinking in The
Being a student for seven years, for the most part, I know what students like and don't like. So the CSI has all my experience to program all these events. And because I "know what I'm doing" (you can insert your uncontrolled laughter here), I know that this is going to be the best year the CSI has had. It's only going used
to get better too.
fact is that student life is for everyone. If something doesn't interest you, I know for a fact that something you will want to get involved in. So while you sit there and read this, remember that there is no limit to the amount of activities you can participate in unless you put a limit on yourself. And school is the place to remove your limitations and enjoy life.
— Jody Andruszkiewicz
CSI events programmer/co-ordinator
like moments, two films, and the cinematography by Tak Fujimoto
thanks to the
(Rated out of live stars)
cope with his wife's death, his beliefs, and the impending alien
But unlike the first two movies. Signs has no surprise ending and the movie unfolds slowly, letting the dialogue and actions of
views saying, "Daddy, there's a monster under by bed, can I have a
there were several and many angry aliens. really wasn't what the
ries the picture as a father trying to
in the pre-
glass of water?" Well, there
(The Sixth Sense) does a wonderful job of creating the slowly building suspense. But it is Gibson who car-
The generthe movie
impression was that was about crop circles and
share of scary cdge-
Everyone saw the previews all summer long on television and in the theatres well before the August release date of the film.
— Page 17
Signs has recently passed the $200million mark and continues to be in the
Hess and family to believe there is more going on than neighbours playing a practical joke on them.
Bv JASON NOE Released
Gibson and family carry the
being genuinely creepy Signs has a number of funnier moments as the family tries to. come to terms with what is happen-
Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix.
do it instead, which probably seemed boring to some who expected a fast-paced film. The
main reason people may not have enjoyed the film was the lack of
aliens or a surprise ending.
hold for Signs?
knocked Signs out of the top spot for a couple of weekends
August, only to
weeks ago. What
will the future
likely the pic-
Gibson plays Graham Hess, a farmer and former pastor who gives
what could happen. The movie Signs has paid off for Gibson, becoming the highest
up his religion after his wife is killed in a terrible car accident. His
grossing film in the actor's career and the second highest for
finding his faith than about an alien encounter and the lack of a surprise
Shyamalan, following The Sixth Sense, which earned $661 -million
another wonderful, character-driven thriller in Signs despite the lack
brother Merrill, played by Joaquin Phoenix, moves in with Hess and
didn't help matters either.
most summer films. Signs required you to think after you had left the theatre and no
of spaceships, aliens or special performance Gibson's effects. alone is worth the price of admis-
movie was about at all. This was writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's third film, following his 1999 blockbuster The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable from 2000. Almost two years later, he returns
Shyamalan's home Sense and
originally began as a vegetarian recent(no meat) restaurant but has animal (no vegan a to ly switched
"There was a need for this type of says manager Tanya McEwen. "There isn't anything like
what to order, be more than happy to make a recommendation, or if you food prefer, you can sample the you're unsure of
the staff will
have people come in at our menu," says
"but we're not here to
found the staff to be friendly and very knowledgeable about the 1
me how much protein and what kind of vitamins were in each meal.
ordered the special of the day,
which was and salad tor
he '|^-)ut ordering something that ^wuldn't pronounce, went with the
However, a downside that the inside is
to the cafe
the Aquarius seats only 25, but to each tables are lined right next that it other making it so crowded move. to is difficult Aquarius has theme nights
lOOOs OF Posters
an international allyou-care-to-eat buffet on Tuesday
and a vegan pizza as well as an night, pasta
mike night on Thursdays. Customers are encouraged bring their
perform. finally, there is a
which offers brunch, totu. French toast and scrambled 10:30 a.m. from runs brunch The to 2 p.m. cafe's hours are
Wednesday. 11:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Thursday to Saturday, 11:30 10:30 a.m. Sunday. and p.m. to 10 to 8 p.m.
Frames & Hangers
place Cajun tofu
burrito entree for $6.95.
artframes and other colourful choose can costumers work. Also, weather perto sit outside if the
My friend, who was
yellow are decorated with bright
me was the bright atmosphere. The and walls are painted bright blue
The word of mouth
sion and this will be a hard one to follow-up for the actor. As for you
Contrarily, I found the
food they were serving.
Cafe Aquarius, located in be appetizing but much too Dwn Guelph, offers a completely _ to of water I had to keep a glass spicy. egan menu that I found both appeorder to finish it. The rice in handy izing and inexpensive. was fluffy and had just the right Healthy dishes such as tofu temamount of spices in it. paste) seed leh and tahini (sesame Both meals, including drinks, menu. the on found ;an be at to only $19.45. And came unappealBut if these names are tip. to have don't Aquarius you more ng to you, you can order retrieve This is because customers and ^amiliar dishes such as rice napkins, pour their own cutlery and 3ean burritos. clear their their own drinks and The cafe, which is located on 84 tables. own by Wyndham St. N., was started Another thing that appealed to Miller about five years ago.
into the fall,as
in large porfriend thought his burrion the tos were filling, but a bit
Top 10 well The Sixth Sense did 1999. Shyamalan has created
ture will stay in the
Both meals came
mood. It let the camera angles and actions by the
create the eerie
But much weirder occurrences the crop circles, leading
Healthy eating doesn't have to be
generated over the past month has without question helped keep it in
most of the summer blockbusters. Signs didn't rely on special effects or explosions to carry the story and
Cafe Aquarius caters to the vegan crowd
movie was more about Hess
appear in Hess's com field, which he shrugs off as nothing more than
people not like the film? Unlike
Unbreakable were also filmed in Pennsylvania and the director
this in the area.
two years ago. So why did some
death. Shortly after, strange circles,
two children soon
with Gibson in Signs, a movie that in entirely filmed was Pennsylvania,
ing, or with
â€” SPOKE, September
HOROSCOPE Week of
narrow minded and not worth getting upset over. Luckiest day: September 18.
Luckiest day: September 19.
September 16-22 Cancer: June 22
speak. A poorly phrased sentence could leave you in a lot of trouble. Budget your money carefully the
November December 21 Unexpected bills or costs will have you scrambling for money. So make
sure you pay close attention to
Luckiest day: September 22.
Leo: July 23
unexpected twist of leave
Someone who you thought was way
close to you could be on their
out of your
Luckiest day: September 16. Aries:
long struggle with
something has left you drained. A from your troubles is coming soon. But be patient, change
Luckiest day: September 19.
Someone with may have a
Virgo: August 23 September 22 If you have felt under a
on the way. But be warned of a new situation creeping into your
Aquarius: January 20 February 18 If a conflict in your life is wearing you down, and people around you want you to choose sides between them, don't. Let them
a fiery disposi-
ence on you this week. Be careful not to say anything to anger this person, they're not to be trusted. Luckiest day: September 19.
great deal of pressure lately relief is
Luckiest day: September Taurus: April 20
Participating in this seminar paid
Lor every time Cunningham used a student for a demonstration or to answer a question the stuoff.
be finished as planned.
something unexpected happens know it was meant to be. Luckiest day: September 22.
Pisces: February 19
between five people, one person walked away with $100 in cash.
Cunningham showed the five students the moves that they had to
be helping you with a situa-
do, and then gave each individual
Someone who has great deal of influence over will tion.
considers Kraft dinner a
group raised their hands.
stated that studies
per cent of students need financial
However, according comic the number is much help.
the high 70s.
Cunningham does a show all over the country and can be seen on the
commercial for the Or you
sport utility, Lord Escape.
can catch him at a Yuk Yuk's club where he does stand-up comedy. He usually visits Kitchener two or three times a year.
dent received a $5 reward. waiting for one student at the end
helpful they have been.
Luckiest day: September 22.
Pay close attention
ways of saving and stretching money. the
of the seminar. In a dancing contest
September 23 October 22 If you put effort into your work, events and situations Libra:
A dramatic change will take you by surprise. The winds of change are inevitable in your near future. Be prepared for unexpected news. Luckiest day: September 21.
basic food group?"
However, the big reward was
Luckiest day: September 17.
Conference Centre to help the students save their money. Combining humour and advice, James Cunningham, 29, spoke about the ways that students could stop being poor at college.. The one-hour seminar called "funny Money" kept the audience laughing and participating as
ed with laughter and loud clapping when Cunningham asked,
A Canadian comic recently gave financial
Luckiest day: September 20.
shocked by a big surprise, whether it be good or bad. something very big should be happening to you on your birthday. Expect the unexpected.
By IZABELA ZARZYCKA
your finances, don't splurge on anything.
Saving your funny money
20 to 30 seconds in the spotlight to show his or her moves. Cunningham used humour and
CHECK OUT THIS ISSUE OF SPOKE
an interesting Power Point presto
what your intuition is telling you. Expect unusual dreams this week, the meaning of them may help you solve a problem in the con-
Scorpio: October 23
November 21 Someone stubborn
be disrupting your life. But don't snap at them, just remember
show the students how a budget for themselves,
Daniel Roth is a third-year journalism student who has studied astrology and a variety clairvoyant subject for four years.
pay off debts and invest
The group of
— SPOKE, September
Pronto Maple Leafs looking strong R y JAMES
Fitzgerald through the free agent market. The Leafs, however, were
unable to grab any big name free agents such as Bobby Holik, who New York the with signed
Forwards will be strong again
up front. Centre Mats Sundin, the Leaf captain, will again be counted on to lead the offensive charge. Sundin is coming off an 80-point season (41 goals, 39 assists) and will again be the go to guy. But
Conestoga College. The college has always offered a wide an'ay of varsity piograms stucan try dents attending the college
Renberg notched 14 goals
Corson and Travis Green will be looked upon to play a defensive role.
They should both see penalties,
time killing also be counted on
at the offensive
end of things. The biggest improvement this year should be in centre Alyn McCauley.
coming Dallas, role to
off his worst
where he lost the Marty Turco.
But old age
Johns another year for their chance, but will be ready lor the in St.
Belfour or Kidd
Toronto should be able
The 37-year-old Belfour highly aggressive goalie
catch up with him, and Toronto be his last kick at the can.
The Leafs, who also lost backup Corey Schwab, signed Trevor
tend again for
Eastern the and conference championship. Conference However, the West is far superior to the East and whoever comes out on top should be able to win the Stanley Cup.
in the defensive end.
Robert Svehla was brought
from Florida to bolster the attack from the blueline. He is a solid defenceman and will be expected to lead the younger players in the locker room.
of the Leafs defence the
questionable Youngster Karel Pilar self a spot
won himon the team with a
good post-season, but perienced
the top level.
behind him and Aki Berg
or sixth defenceman at best.
Anders Erikson split his time season between St. Johns and
Toronto, but don't expect him to
Many varsity programs are include; already underway. They women's fastball, men's outdoor soccer, soccer, women's outdoor men's rugby, and golf.
for representative Conestoga varsity sport teams, parthinks it is important students
It (sports) gives students variety... outenergy positive gives them a
Varsity sports are in full
who has won everything a goalie can win in the NHL, but still has question marks suiTOunding him. He is
be Quinn. Pat by heavily on relied Kabcrle will need to shoot the puck more Irom the point to help out offensively, and use his body
to step into a big role for the
array of varsity sports
B y NICK HORTON
not afraid to use his body.
control a game.
had surgery on
broke out 17 goals and He also had
goalie who needing a number can win in the NHL. That meant the signing of Belfour,
adding 26 assists. 129 minutes in penalties, showing
him over the 20-goal mark. Shayne as such Forwards
and 38 assists last year. Playing with Sundin again should help him find a scoring touch, and get
Phoenix, and Teemii who stayed with San
Roberts' both his shoulders. absence will be a huge hole to fill. His playoff performance last year showed that although he is aging,
added backup netminder Trevor Kidd and fourth liner Tom
to put that
Cup dreams. be
Roberts for at least until the
other end of the Yushkevieh deal with the Florida Panthers. In addition to Bellour, the Buds
Detroit to try and
anchor on the Leafs bluelinc this season. He is a rugged two-way defenceman who one day will be
him and step into a leading The Maple Leafs will be missing their top power forward in
agency as the teams new number netminder and delenceman Robert Svehla was on the
Defence Bryan McCabe will
to step in
he will be expected to perform
on the regular season, but turned up absent in the playotls.
both with new teams. Ed Belfour was brought in via
had 20 goals and 31
24 goals and to show up
The Russian, every game. possesses a lethal wrist shot, man. 50-goal potential a
tender Curtis Joseph and bluelinc mainstay Dmitry Yuslikcvich arc
to the suc-
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The good, the bad and the ugly By
The 2002 baseball season began like an episode of M.A.S.H.
Blue Jays. Their
for the Toronto
infirmary was full and the team a number of walkingwounded. Inexperienced, nervous players looked more like bumbling comedians than professional
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missing was a clothing.
Veteran starters Esteban Loazia and Steve Parris opened the season on the disabled list and missed most of the first half. Neither Loazia nor Parris, both free agents after the post-season
an end, and their hefty salaries will be back next year. They were merely adequate after coming back from their injuries and will be replaced by cheaper
and younger players. Chris Carpenter visited the three
times before finally
shoulder ailment surgery. Best-case
nine months. But given that Carpenter is a free agent after 2003 the Jays may chose to let him go now and not have to pay his salary.
impressive with a 4.28 ERA. Unfortunately walks have also been a problem for him. Pitching
of the Blue Jays but minor leaguers Dave Gassner, Vinny Chulk
and Francisco Rosario
was a bust after and he
seen struggling in the minors with a bloated ERA. last
Kelvim Escobar has been liant at
closer before him, he has been ter-
inconsistent and never appears to put full effort into a game that doesn't present a save ribly
Corey Thurman, a Rule 5 draft pick from the Royals, has been
the first Jay since Alfredo
1979 to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. Vernon Wells, technically a Griffin
rookie in 2001, has impressed in his first full season. His defence is
Devon White field
Winning is great but the Blue Jays won’t get to the World Series again if their fans and their ticket sales don’t support
through the tough times,
as well as good times.
should be getting excited. Toronto boasts some of the finest young hitters in the majors and more are on the way. Eric Hinske has become a fan favourite at the hot corner after some early defensive struggles. He has shattered almost every rookie record in Blue Jays' history. He has tied or passed former Jays' rookies such as Shawn Green and Fred McGriff, both of whom went on to have all-star fans
seasons. Hinske will most likely
of weeks strongly.
Second baseman Orlando Hudson came up at mid-season and has rejuvenated the Jays with enthusiasm and hustle. Josh Phelps, another mid-season call up, has shown tremendous power and the knack for driving in his
so, in fact, that the
Jays could afford to try and find a taker for Carlos Delgado and his large contract in the off-season.
from an unlikely source. After shortstop
Felipe Lopez struggled early on and was demoted to the minors, utility infielder
was given the job and
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looked back. His 13 homeruns, in half a season's worth of work, is a
opportunity to win his job back if Woodward can continue his solid
around play. Other solid young players such as Russ Adams, Dominic Rich and Guillermo Quiroz are on the way. all
definitely an up-and-
down season and one
fickle Jays' fans
remember that we were spoiled early on by some great teams. The Chicago Cubs have some of the to
most loyal fans they haven't title
Winning is great but the Blue Jays won't get to the World Series again if their fans and their ticket sales don't support
them through good
the tough times, as well as times.
the New York Yankees and you have $150 million to throw around each year, you can't rhaintain success for indefinite periods. Eventually you have to start over. But with this group of young, exciting Jays it's going to be a lot
especially disheartening at times
testament to his power potential and Lopez may not have an
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the best Jays' fans have seen since
starting the season injured
has Carpenter back in
Halladay pitched his heart out and looks like the ace the Jays have been hoping for ever since Roger Clemens and David Wells skippedjown for the mighty Yankees. Halladay’s win total, at 15, would have been much higher with a little more run support and bullpen help. His ERA, however, has remained one of the best in the American League all season. Rookies Mike Smith and Justin Miller were obviously not ready for the major leagues and their walk totals were alarmingly high. Both Smith and Miller have allowed more walks than strikeouts, whereas a quality pitcher would usually have at least a two to one ration in favour of strikethe