Teaching to tend bar like a pro
Alcohol used excessively Drinking large amounts of alcohol
college or university.
offered through the
Quit smoking - win a car Contest promotes healthier living by
the tricks of the trade.
offering prizes to quit
NEWS Monday, September
Conestoga College, Kitchener
Double cohort fact
works REBECCA LEARN
sheet should help
ease the minds of people concerned about the abundance of students
coming next year. that’s what Amanda
in the Registrar’s office is
Briand says the double cohort (which includes both the OAC
from the old program and the Grade 12 students from the new program heading for post-secondary education next students
(Photo by Nick Horton)
(Photo by Daniel Roth)
Imaginus brings East and West together
a business management studies student, chills with Snoop Dogg and Tupac, while Tania Corda, 20, a advertising student, practises some moves with Bruce Lee at the Imaginus poster sale in the Sanctuary on Sept. 19.
The Canadian Federation of Students works with students against tuition increases on both national and provincial levels ing post-secondary schools to the
time for students to tighten
their purse strings
post-secondary education as helping individuals, rather than looking at
well as colleges, has declined as
great strides in repairing the
have increased. But what many college and uni-
versity students that
and economically.” students could make
from 2000-2001 showed government funding for universities, as
age done to post-secondary education by the government if they work together with a common goal.
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) was formed in
1981 and, according to their Web site, is designed to “provide stu-
dents with an effective and united
Quebec who worked together and have managed to maintain free
voice, provincially and nationally.
college tuition for those
be truly effective
for students to
representing their collective interests to the federal
vital to unite
under one banner." Joel Duff. Ontario chairperson for the CFS, said that as the gov-
ernment cuts funding, universities and colleges make up tor the lost money by taking it out ot the students' pockets.
together to convince the to reduce the increase
from 10 per cent
two per cent
for five years.
Oct. 31 of this year students across North America, Latin
getting organized to create public
awareness issues and
to put pressure
are the worst
provinces for turning a blind eye to the funding crisis, according to
transfer the responsibility of fund-
to raise the
ering tuition by
government tried tuition - and they did
rather attend university are
“The individual’s choice of what they are going to do for their entire
being limited. College plays.a very important role in our society but it should be an individlife is
reduce tuition tees
temporarily for a couple years students organized, made a public
and increase government funding. Duff said students interested in
outcry and generated public sup-
Duff said students have been forced to find ways to compensate for increased tuitions. are
But there are
Duff said. aaains their luture. “Upon graduation they're going to have to start paying back pretty incredibly high student loans."
Duff said the best-case scenario would and freeze tuition a achieNe to be
freeze tuition for seven years in British Columbia and for three
Duff said it is becoming more and more apparent that economics
Labrador, through working together.
ha\'e pressured the
into lowering tuition for col-
lege and university by 20 per cent over the past two years. That's
www.cfsontario.ca and they
attend university or college neither.
the> 're mort-
lower tuition costs. “We need to reverse
416-925-382.'' or visit their
Communications teacher Jean Smelski said she is anxious about “the age of the student coming through and of course the numbers." She said she is concerned about all the students being one
for post-secondary students
However, on the positive side Smelski said she believes the new^
will help "substantially" to
things less crowded.
are currenth living
with the worst-case scenario.
"We're headed towards a twopost-secondary system where there will be well-funded and tier
extra students," she said Smelski also added. “Certainly
w e keep getting some sense of feedback and information that
planning for the double cohort next \ ear for high school students and students changing colleges or located at It is uni\ersities. hllp://w ww.schoolfinder.com/ne
ws/adtips2.asp. this trend
too late." Duff said.
would be more than happy to help them out with materials and infor-
years in Manitoba.
could contact the site at
and sympathy." Duff said students, working w ith the CFS, have also managed to
lege or university.”
what's happening, to
Internet site called
on planning for the double cohort
limitations to attend college.
schoolfinder.com has tips
being forced by their financial
“We're seeing students turn more to credit cards and pri\ate bank loans to be able to shoulder
fact sheet not out yet, she is putting it together because Conestoga students and faculty both seem concerned. Previously students with OACs were given an additional 20 per cent markup. However, Briand said a decision as to how they will be accepted has not been made
attending post-secondary tions and many are only attending
the government into low-
country to this day.
and the lowest university
^ iVhe govemment
“Students working together can
At the lime,
During the mid-’ 90s tuition fees in Ontario were increasing by 10 per cent each year and students
from a societal view.
released a report stating that data
Students not powerless By
She said although the
article says the best
gel into competitive
to consider a smaller university,
go to another province, expand vour application choices (for an additional fee you can add more schools to your applicalionL apply for part-time studies and research the schools.
— SPOKE, September 30, 2002
Kids eat well at Doon Daycare GRAHAM
By JULIE There
a place on Conestoga
Doon campus where
English muffins are served for breakfast, homemade lasagna is
anced lunch and nutritious snacks. Nemec hopes serving the kids healthy meals encourages a healthy
-Canadians are overweight. In April, the
2004, high schools
Los Angeles and Texas
said the vending
at the college are
and the afternoon snack is veggies and dip. Sound good? Well, unless you are a
on the menu
Nurseries Act, which states every child should be provided with a bal-
not available to the
children at the centre. She also said removing the machines could be a
good idea but
depends on what
a study which found Canadian kids the most obese, com-
centre, said the children are given
pared to children with similar high rates of obesity in Spain, Scotland
chocolate bars, the chips, the candy, that kind of stuff in the all
and lunches everyday, prepared by cook Betty
and England. Overweight children face several problems including
and asthma. In a recent article in The Guelph Mercury, Doreen Henderson, a dietician with the Wellington-
student or staff
Daycare Centre, you are out of luck. a supervisor at the
"We are very fortunate because we have an excellent cook here. And 70 to 80 per cent of our lunches are homemade by her. We don’t have a food.
of pre-made, packaged chicken noodle
Betty will buy fresh chicken and put fresh vegetables in the soup. If
lasagna. she will
from scratch," said Nemec. "Families these days are on the go and it is not like it was 30 or 40 years ago where
and you had homemade dinners every night. Both parents are usually working and busy,” she said.
staff at the centre also try to
keep the kids active during the day. "We have scheduled outside time for one hour in the morning and. afternoon.
The afternoon outside
time could be a
there but the cafeteria
there for the healthier snacks,” she said, adding kids can always leave the school and
convenience do not have
access to the machines.
cause of obesity. Also, according to the Canadian Medical Association
where there is a big push for eating healthy and being active,” said Nemec. “And it probably could start with schools getting on the bandwag-
Journal, child obesity rates
30 per cent between 1981
and 1996. The major cause
“I think we’re living in a society
on and eliminating those machines.” With Halloween coming, Nemec said a lot of kids bring in their treats
with the children stating that candies
than play outside. Also, parents
from home. “We send a note home
from Halloween can stay
and exercise with their kids. Many worry about their child walking to or from school alone and find there is
time to cook nutritious meals. Meanwhile, kids are bombarded by television images of high-fat foods
they are healthy snacks and lunches.” She said Blance’s meals are popular with both kids and parents. “I do have
and sugary snacks.
High schools throughout Canada and the U.S. are trying to help eliminate the problem. School officials are
them, but usually
coming back to me and sayT made the same thing that Betty
Public Speaking Anxiety
thinking about doing a presentation.
Select your program/course/assignments to be “safe" from having to
a course by not doing a speech. Develop creative excuses or illnesses (that feel real at the time) to avoid doing presentations. Let others in your group "carry” the presentation. in
3) practicing in low-risk situations
your course work, your well being, or your potential to perform as an employee are affected, it is time to do something about it. Remember, avoidance actually increases anxiety! If
The 1 )
following resources are available to you at the college:
the Winter semester. 2) Enroll in the Public Speaking option of the Anxiety and Personal Performance course (offered in D block starting January, 1999). 3) Read the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Bourne (available at the LRC on the
contestant must then remain until
5 to qualify
front of friends, family or classmates.
Make an appointment with a
tobacco use and second hand smoke. According to the Canadian Cancer Society 45,000 people die on average a year from tobacco use.
that this year
to agree to a urine test to screen for
Hancock is planning on some information about the
shown it to be a success. Over last two years 20,000 smokers
have entered and 6,982 people have quit smoking for at least one month. In the 2000 Quit Smoking contest 3
per cent of the contest-
had remained smoke-free for at least one year. The contest is supported and organized by local health units including
Health Unit, Peterborough County-
from the disease. Joy Hancock, the Conestoga College nurse, thinks the contest is a great idea. She believes that we
should work towards a healthy smoke free environment.
you need someone
register online for the contest
SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
CALL 1-800-BANTING ASSOCIATION I
remain smoke-free. Entry forms are available in pharmacies, doctor offices and libraries. Students
can also unit at
call the Waterloo health 519-883-2279 to receive
more information about test
and any other health concerns
the Canadian Diabetes Association.”
www.quitsmokingontario.ca. The Web site also provides tips on how to effectively quit smoking and
to turn to. Call
Carol Seto, dietitian
City Health Unit, and the Halton
A Message from Student
136,900 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2002 and 66,200
important in light of the effects of
and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice
Care sponsored the event.
winning prize. On Nov. 15 the names of eight people will be drawn for a chance to win the grand prize, a Honda Civic DX-G. Also up for grabs are seven Samsung digital cameras and each buddy of a winner wins $250. In addition, each winner will have
Ministry of Health and
‘When diabetes enters your
Join a Public Speaking Anxiety group, offered through Student Services
situations with graduated levels of risk.
Prevention Association also took part in the organization, while CTV Incorporated and the Ontario
The Quit Smoking contest
These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most common anxieties: public speaking anxiety. It can be overcome using a planful approach involving: 1 ) recognizing and altering negative thoughts; 2) relaxation and
Lynn Johnston, a public health nurse at the Waterloo Public Health Unit, explained that the contest was a cost effective way to encourage and motivate people to quit
Oct. 15 deadline for the
any traces of cigarette byproducts.
Fear "making a fool of yourself in front of teachers or peers. Believe everyone isiairly calm but see yourself as a "wreck.”
positive mental rehearsal techniques;
provincewide Quit Smoking 2003 contest is fast approaching. The contest is open to any
be the perfect time to smoking, especially if you have a chance to win a Honda
Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a
includes the Kitchener- Waterloo
that the person has quit
during or after a speech.
By JEFF MORLEY
must quit smoking between and Oct. 15. Each contestant must have a non-smoking buddy to help and coach them during the contest and also tb verify
Find your palms sweat, your legs shake or your heart beats wildly before,
Risk low marks or failure
Choosing to quit smoking could save your life and win you a new car
Ontario resident smoker and over the age of 19. The contest rules stipulate that the
just not Betty’s”.
win a Honda Civic.
Feel extreme anxiety
morning and once and a while we
Throw out your cigContest for your 2003 Smoking the Quit
the perfect time to quit smoking.
often struggle with the issues of food
(Photo by Jeff Morley)
Now may be
among children is television viewing. More kids would rather watch
COLNSFXLOR’S CORNER: Do you do any of the
released a report on childhood obesity. It found inactivity was a major
store for snacks if they
She said the centre follows the rules
are going to see the pop, the
ing on the weather," said
SPOKE, September ,
— Page raa' 3
internet aggravates students By
that allows for fast Internet surfing.
Conestoga students living in residence are becoming more and more frustrated with the speed
of the Internet. ^ Soon students will have
because of the
dence and the amount of heavy downloads people are making. Last year near the end of the semester,
dence could not use the Internet for more than basic browsing between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and a.m. Students were left with nearly I
impossible hours to play Internet
Kazaa. This was the solution to the
same problem that is reoccurring this year. The numerous massive downloads have left some students waiting for what seems like hours to get from site to site. A few people
Gravelle, a police foundations stuliving
no way they can’t afford
Last year Gravelle tions
like the idea they yffar
came up with
asked about affects
desperate yet as students can
new moderated, management the
be able to hold
down your PC when
around 430 students, but with the new addition it can hold 527. The Tl Internet connection line should
amounts of bandwidth
All of that
notices give suggestions like
being used or reducing the amount of downloads on programs like
year residence could hold
loading eats up precious bandwidth
students will just have to persevere and put up with the slow connection until the new system comes into play. Last
student can help with a solution.
shutting that for
Conestoga College Web page. Notices have been posted around
to provide information about the problem and how each
but they went ahead with
bandwidth, they can only use basic
about the decision to place
After students have used
asked about residence buying a second Internet line Gravelle said: “The college bleeds us dry enough,
tracking system will
the time with
Internet and will have a yet-to-bc determined amount of bandwidth that can be put to use on peer to peer
even had problems connecting to the Internet last year due to students leaving programs like Morpheus or all
and come up
figure this out before
with a solution dent
having log-in passwords. Residents have to log-in when using the
frustrating that they didn’t
waiting for a solution that will be
The new solution to be put forward this year will involve students
everyone and yet
(Photo by Ian Ross)
Brent Gravelle, 19,
downloads and gaming.
looking forward to the
expected any day now
at the college residence.
Library offers up-to-date services Newest database
By JASON MIDDLETON The learning resource
such as books, pamvideo recordings and reference books.
selection of online databases grew the week of Sept. 16 with the addition of the Access Science
The addition of
dents access to up- to-date
(rnoro oy oiaoay
Senior LASA students Adam Kahquee and Brooke Miersch )rush up on their ethics outside the new cafeteria in E-wing on
brings the databases hosted by
learning resource centre
The Last year.
relevant. library technicians are asked many questions, such as “Do you have a copy of this textbook for a class?” “Some students will come is
quickly. Shari Gross,
assignment (from hands and say we need an answer to this. We’re not there to do the assignment.”
class) in their
Library technician Shari Gross the reference books “one stop shopping,” because you can
find what you need quickly. Gross suggests that if the topic you are researching needs up-to-
the right direction and introduce them to the resources that will
kind of pacemaker, one with
unavailable just 5 years ago.
Every time you give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,
you fund research
the one that saved Max’s
Noii> he can spend
Sept 19 Oct 9
to medical breakthroughs, like life.
with his grandfather. Please give to the Heart
and Stroke Foundation.
AND STROKE FOUNDATION
lead them in the right direction.”
do not use 20 years old.
surgery to implant a
Look at the date the source was published and evaluate if the source
Reference books offer students what they need,
ence and technology news, as well as access to the latest and biographies of research
Reading for fun
and technology news
— SPOKE, September 30, 2002
U.S. attack on Iraq doesn’t fly the According to President George W. Bush, a new threat to He. is taking it upon Iraq. within emerging is world U.S. and the world that it himself to convince Congress, the UN and the
would be best before
for the U.S. to eliminate the potential threat
However, when weighing evidence against mmour,
would increasingly doubtful a U.S. military strike against Iraq necessary. or productive either be masAfter identifying Iraq as a potential threat. Bush applied on the UN to ensure full weapons inspections, but Saddam he is ignoring the immediate positive result: President the UN. by inspections weapons uninhibited Hussein agreed to sive pressure
this. Bush says Saddam’s hollow promises him from launching an attack.
will not deter
Saddam’s concession not a step, however tentaachievetive, towards improved relations? Is it not a desirable East? Middle the in peace ment to establish some Bush’s unwavering insistence to start a war also casts a dark However,
shadow over other
to achieve better political
In the past year,
Saddam has made
attempts to improve Iraq’s
participated in talks ties with its neighbours and he has actively and France. China Russia, like members with some UN a military launching for reasons immediate no are there fact, In
There are no current
strike against Iraq.
country and more importantly,
ten'orist links to the
not threatening the
Problems are better discussed
U.S or any other country.
UN is strongly against attacking Iraq at this point in time.
results of the
before making a decision. Some Security Council members Russia and China believe a unilateral U.S. strike would make interworld affairs more difficult and would bring into question like
Before engaging in military action, Bush must look at the likeoutcomes of war against Iraq. The U.S. economy, already event of a pro very' unstable, would run into a deficit in the longed war. Bush only needs to look back on the U.S.’s last war against Iraq during his father’s presidency. During that war in 1990, the U.S was left economically unstable and in need of ly
from alUes like Saudi Arabia and Japan. Bush must consider the situation Iraq would be left in if Saddam was overthrown. It’s likely new tensions would develop between Iraq and Israel and social and economic chaos would ensue in a leaderless Iraq. But that raises an important question. Who would rise up and financial assistance
grab the reins of Iraq?
the successor be a democrat or
The look of pure on
lege are professionally trained and
can say, without a doubt,
know what to do to help. Barb Kraler, a counsellor, said talking with friends is a good start but a counsellor can see your problem differently. “The counselthey
most shocking moment of my life was seeing my friend in a coffin after he committed suicide. So far 2002 has been the hardest
the situation because they are not
found dealing with the suicide
was overwhelming on top of everything
was excited about
to another year of school. I
could handle 30
hours of work before school, 25
hours of school a week and the
homework on I
die just before Christmas, and to
getting out of bed.
my control. All I
times for stories, and
amazing people, but
And I wish
them has a problem to
My biggest wish
matter what someone
counsellors in the school several
counsellors or support groups.
I’ve interviewed most of the
wish there wasn’t a need for
the efforts of the coun-
hell last year.
going through, sharing the prob-
and I’m thankful
Conestoga College who
for their unconditional support.
end of the school year
could do was watch
could hardly get
most of the
through a day without breaking
can change so
friends and looking for-
certainly wasn’t expecting
be harassed by someone for
almost the entire year.
suddenly, for example, last year in
problem,” she said.
as the year
emotionally involved with the
story published in Spoke.
including a counsellor, helped
receive negative feedback on a
had already been through.
can be more objective about
year I’ve lived through.
stance as a hindrance to that peace.
All of the counsellors in the col-
Clawson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Bush must give serious thought to a war that would result in thousands dead and throw an already troubled Iraq into greater turmoil. Instead of flexing his trigger finger. Bush might look at Saddam’s recent concession as an attempt to break new ground in an age-old conflict. And with the U.S., being such a promoter of world peace. Bush should recognize his staunch military
his parents’ faces will
forever be a part of
Saddam? In a country so filled with anti-Americans would really be no question, says a study by Patrick
was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But it was worth it.
his problems. All of his
would have supported him.
he would have maybe
person instead of his
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Marching for AIDS and HIV awareness By DIANA O’NE ILL
communities. The 2001 walk results for Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and area were $20,000. This year’s goal is $35,000. their
their distance as the
Waterloo Region Aids Walk 2002 got
Victoria Park in Kitchener, the 13th
at that location.
Executive Director of ACCKWA,
Rob Alexander, nating
their support for those infect-
Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA).
p.m. and also ended there. The
businesses officials, students and
church group members.
AIDS Walk Canada
fundraising and awareness-raising
HIV and AIDS
information booths were set up throughout the park with
Celine Dion song.
Last year alone, 52,000 Canadians raised more than $2.6
of helping out,” said Drew, adding
event for seven years.
to represent oth-
a personal level,
like to see
adding he likes to see people coming together.
community’s support,” he
by signing their names. Miss Drew, a local drag queen
enthusiastically participating in the
an important tool
pamphlets and awareness ribbons. There was also a tent where people were encouraged to show support
himself, considers the walk to be ers suffering.
has been co-ordi-
towards support programs affiliated with The AIDS Committee of
ed with the disease. The 10-kilometre walk began at Roos Island at I
knew people who have died
people 120 their walking shoes to
turned out in
The money raised through donations and sponsorships goes
Troy Knowe, 29, of Kitchener, has volunteered for the
two years and has been a member of ACCKfor the past
for six years.
committed to the cause “because the main focus this year was youth. It’s something I’m passionate and care about - protecting is
(Photo by Janine Toms)
220 women participated downtown Kitchener.
Sept. 19 approximately
Back the Night march
Kitchener women Take Back the Night By JANINE TOMS
Assault $upport Centre took over. Jennifer Andrews, media rela-
K-W $exual Assault $upport Centre, said the feeling of total security experienced during the march is something you wish you could feel every night.
low rumble with the beating of hand drums, shaking of maracas and the chanting of It
started as a
tions director at the
unite! Take back the The chant grew steadily and gained momentum as more women night.”
and children joined the procession. On Sept. 19, appropriately 220
Also from the centre,
lined the streets of downtown Kitchener to participate in the Take Back the Night march. The night began with supporters
to march, chants as they wound their way through
were encouraged to shout words of support from the sidelines. Take Back the Night marches Kitchener-
in occurred have Waterloo since 1984.
AIDS Walk 2002
Victoria Park, Kitchener, Sept. 22.
march and continued
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This group will run once a
1970s in England, when women were once required to be accompanied after dark due to a Frustrated,
together marching the streets, ating the annual event.
FREAK SHOW by Marc
The march the
large series of sexual assaults in the
The University of Waterloo Women’s Centre organized the first 1991,
MULTICULTURAL SUPPORT CROUP
of participants at the
through the downtown streets and
Drew leads a pack
finished at the pavilion in Victoria
chants as they
was Gassin Sadia worker impressed with the trend of younger females in attendance. “This year we were pleased to see many more young women,” she
women. They began to march, erupting
assembling around the clock tower at Victoria Park. Gatherers heard the staggering figures of violence
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0\»vWGOSH\ IS THAT A TA^ $
Bartending course serves up good fun has been
and it has to do with how a drink is made. For Debra Wilson, a teacher of Conestoga’s bartending techniques course, that art
business for more
Ultimately she had hoped to turn her trade into a restaurant of her
What may come
has a clue what’s
ceptions about bartending
You have to have a sense of humour in this business, Wilson
amount of money that is made. always thinks “Everybody
going to make
Wilson has already picked up several of the names of her students, simply by listening to their
across the position while
(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)
Debra Wilson, a teacher of the bartending techniques course at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus, shows off the cabinet of coloured water used to make the drinks at her course. Students learn how to make more than 80 drinks.
trade in order to put herself through
school as an X-ray technician.
However, Wilson soon realized a career change was needed. “I was too empathetic.”
She had found a new calling and bartending soon became her life-
atmosphere of having a good time,” she says about
j?' acjjuljJL Jl
a. jl OBl
Week of October
Anxiety Test Anxiety
28 Suicide Prevention
the bar at
customer gets into an .accident after leaving a bar they were served at. “The ins and outs of the industry” are what Wilson calls them. Since most of the bars young people frequent are rundown and serve endless lines of customers night after night, it might be hard for these budding bartenders to believe that there
But once you get past the raw facts, the real
dream of owning “maybe one ...
Courste Name: Bartend'i^Q Techniques
Length: Nine weeks, one 2.5-hour class per week
When & Where: Monday and Wednesday Guelph
campus Tuesday and Thursday nights at Conestoga's Waterloo
campus Price: $150.80 price includes supplies provided in class
than 80 drinks using
coloured water, students learn to
nights at Conestoga's
“Always pour drinks over ice, never turn your back to pour and handle the drink by the base” are just a few of the rules students
And as own
Week of October
get into this industry,”
Students also learned what bartenders and bars are liable for if a
of thing that
can be found managing A1 Cheapolini’s Bar and
day,” she says.
Group Public Speaking
not teaching her reg-
Week of October
a customer after they have had too
hard to imagine
Grill in Kitchener.
the class today,
the big tips usually go to the
she says, explaining that bartenders must know when and how to refuse
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that’s the type
beyond cocktail recipes and covers the essentials of good business and what makes a successful bartender.
has gotten Wilson where she
her decision to switch, However, standing at the front of
GROUPS AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Fall,
serving customers too.
there that she learned her
students realize bartending
not only about being able to make the perfect drink, but about
most successful bartenders. That is where personality comes into play. “You can usually tell who is going to be good at it,” says Wilson, “because you have to be
only beginning to bartend her.self She started out at the Flying Dutchman, a former Kitchener bar. It
depending on where you are working, you have to be watching every
college’s continuing education sys-
a fast-moving business and
wants to own a business,” she says. Wilson, who has been teaching the course for 23 years through the
they work in a bar,”
dream slipped away. So she did the next
notice her spark and personality.
However, she does say ble depending on the
guess I'm just passing on
using a premix,” Wilson says. Still one of the biggest miscon-
says Wilson. “But
pina colada because they are
more about having a sharp eye and
best thing and
drink from scratch.
But as she
art to others.
as a surprise to
own. But as the years passed by the
she taught this
tequila sunrise,” Wilson says.
Coyote Ugly. Within moments of beginning the
became a way of
a tequila sunrise, then
mother 40-something-year-old hardly looks like your hard and sassy bar manager from movies
smooth moves and
than 25 years. Wearing a black dress
Tom Cruise made bartending look easy in his 1988 film Cocktail.
By LAURIE VANDENHOFF
a variety of alcohols, juices, sweet-
Students receive: mixing glass, 1 metal shaker, bar spoon, 1 strainer, 1 shot glass, and drink mixes.
bitters, and anything else might spice up a cocktail. And while her students seem dis-
THE FOLLOWING LEARNING AND STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED ONCE A SEMESTER AND OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS.
appointed to learn no real alcohol
used, Wilson assures them they can
SESSIONS Time Management
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START DATE FACILITATOR
“If they can hold
Sept 19 or Oct 9
up a cocktail to and if I can
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Bible Study by correspondence.
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Roomies adjust By KATE
could be an invasion of personal space. But since he and his room-
not only a time for stu-
mates, but also a time for students
to get to
Jackson, 21, of Waterloo and Kallie
Irish, 20, of Guelph, said that they too have not had any problems with
they like living alone or with people, if they like living with if
a slob or a neat freak or
each other but
stranger are just that
selves while living in residence.
Criteria such as likes
and age are
(Photo by Kate D. VandeVen)
pairing students together.
Second-year students Matt Ball (left) and Mike Brewer enjoy being roommates. The only problem with getting along so well is their collective lack of interest in doing homework.
are referred to a resident adviser to
Second-year accounting student Matt Ball, 19, of Hanover, said that
he likes living with a roommate it’s fun and he always has
to talk to.
never alone and finds sharing responsibilities a big advantage to having a roommate. Ball’s roommate, second-year accounting student Mike Brewer, 20, of is
Bv SINEAD MCGARRY
for 85 jobs that they
came and left with much anticipation last Wednesday. More than 150 compa-
tives to underwriting.
living with a “learning experience” and also finds shared responsibilities a big advantage. Even though Brewer and Ball have not had any problems, both say that if any arise, they will talk to each other and “work out a solu-
the largest fair
“The career fair is an excellent for companies to build awareness, promote themselves and scope
Georgina Mellas, human resources
career fair the past six years, and is never disappointed with the out-
Sciex was aiming their new graduates
“We want everyone to knoVv
Students from Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo,
and Guelph, of Conestoga College all crammed University
into the field
“Being involved in the career fair is a great way to meet graduates and applicants face to face. For this
company communication skills are so important, this way we can evaluate individuals on the spot,” said
tunity for students
research employers as well as net-
work with area company officials. The event allowed job seekers to investigate
requirements and Clarica
Park to fair.
most popular companies
involved, with students having to
wait in line in order to speak to rep-
Many companies were However,
Most of the
electrical engineer and buyer.
Companies such as Bell Canada. RBC bank, IBM. and RIM were
including a product
take part in the admission free
and co-op students. They were promoting six jobs and four co-op
alone would be depressing
because of the pieople they meet through each other and because she
on her own.
hiring and acceptance
of resumes happen that
other companies that
at the fair the
Police were not just looking to hire graduates and alumni. “We are looking for anyone who
meets the requirements of the Peel Regional Police, it does not matter what age, you could be 40 and we could hire you on,” said Constable Laurie Betts.
up front. She thinks that if roommates constantly talk to each Other and get everything out in the open, “living together would not be
interested in. one of those things you'd only expect some long-haired political activist to be responsibilities on camand rights student for up standing to comes However, that's just not the case when it It's
of lobbying the college adminFor the past three years, Conestoga Students Inc. has been at the forefront of the College Student member strong been a also has CSI The year. this do so istration, and continues to of Ontario's college behalf on government Alliance, a provincial lobby organization that lobbies the Ontario
j on a stick and marching to But advocating on behalf of students is so much more than grabbing a sign Queen's Park shouting slogans. r j t defense for students. It s not Being a student advocate means that you put yourself out as the first line of easy, and it's often thankless work. because ot advocate will disagree with the college administration. It happens. But •
For more information log on to www.partners4employment.ca.
In sorhe cases, a student association and the college's adminisprocesses put into place through the cooperative work of the student resolved. campus on issues tration, there are ways for students to have their ^ topics like OSAR student Most students don't realize there are people advocating on their behalf to have administration and college's the of attention debt and issues surrounding credit transferability brought to the .
the provincial government.
involved in post-secondAdvocating on behalf of students also means educating yourself about the issues politicians. some as deep as issues ary education. Advocates get to know the the course of one acaThere are often issues student advocates will tackle that won't be resolved during years. A student ad\othree two to span issues these demic year. In fact, many of the discussions surrounding cate needs to learn
those past issues as well as the current ones and then,
cate their successor.
with your roommate, the best thing to do- is talk everything out in the first few days and decided your rules
a marketing stu-
we can both agree to.” Second-year woodworking student John McMahon, 20, of Haliburton, likes having a roommate because he always has someone to do something with and always has someone to talk to. McMahon thinks that a disadvantage to having a roommate tion
our company and how great we are,” said Moira Wilton, recruiter
job opportunities to
had available, from customer service representa-
Blais said in order to get along
Career fair allows companies to increase their profile a bang after
doesn’t feel isolated like she would
Fortunately, this year there have
been no serious problems between roommates yet, but as Blais said, “You can’t please everyone.” So when problems do arise, students
Irish, who is an early childhood education student, said she likes having a roommate
space but enjoys having someone around all the time. She thinks that
profile which, as Blais stated, allows
each other as soon as the problem
out a personality
dent, said she likes to have her
also think that they
become a huge
are different personalities, different
and different schedules. However, before moving into
arose instead of wailing for
manager at the residence, said some of the biggest problems with roommates Blais,
any were to
they would think of a solution before
with a friend or with a some of the things
Like the others, roommates Leslie
not allow people to figure out what their
two-bedroom suite, this is not a problem for them. Tateishi said that if they were to have any problems, they would “figure out a solution that’s good for both of us.” McMahon said they would “make a common ground” and try to change to “accommodate each
two-bedroom suite and are ready to embark on an eight-month journey into the life of roommates. This
266 roommates have been placed
dents to get to
— Page 7
to close quarters
This year at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, together in
Perhaps the hardest part
the issue •
being an advocate
the sacrifice a student advocate will
not resolved, eduu
-n. can help students. They miss classes Student advocates give up time to do homework and projects so they even though their own marks are suffenng. to sit through an appeal to help another student graduate faces, can be a daunting challenge. student All this work, on top of the normal workload every and the know ledge thanks from the students an advocate looks for. Rather, it's the dedication
that students will
succeed because of that extra effort that drives the student advocate. -Jody Andruszkiewicz
CSi events programmer/co-ordinator
to music at the bus stop Martindale, a police foundations student, listens
this year has experienced some unusually warm weather outside. time more spending it by of and students have been taking advantage
outside of Door
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
Roger Moffat, owner of Moffat Tree Service, prepares to climb down from a tree he just cut down at Conestoga Coliege on Sept. 17. According to Pete Schlei, a physical resources employee at the college, the tree was hit by lightening during a
Kitchener firefighters responded to a false alarm on Sept. 19 at Conestogaâ€™s
Doon campus. A ly
5 p.m., according to Al Hunter, head of security at the school.
storm on Sept. 14.
(Photo by Julianna Kerr)
Students gather outside Conestogaâ€™s Doon campus after the school held resources, said the
went smoothly. The next
its first fire drill
school year on Sept. 17. Barry Milner, manager of physical
â€” Page 9
(Photo by Tori Sutton)
Manoocher Razaiy, a hot dog vendor, serves food to students outside the cafeteria at Conestoga's Doon campus. The hot dog vendor and will be here for the rest of the year. Students can buy hot dogs and drinks from the stand during their lunch breaks.
Casandra Brown, a second-year out the Imaginus poster sale
out and handing
order forms to Imaginus employees.
a new addition to the college
engineering technician student, checks
Conestogaâ€™s Sanctuary on Sept. 19.
engineering technician student, Robert Kennaway, an posters by on Sept. 1 9 and 20. Students bought Sanctuary the in sale held electrical
Valkos, a psychic entertainer,
was a popular
Valkos three questions on Sanctuary on Sept. 18. Students were invited to ask anything from love to health.
— SPOKE, September 30, 2002
Broadcasting grads of
impressed by new
Thumell said not everything has changed with the broadcasting
Bv BRANDI STEVENSON The broadcasting program come a long way in 25 years.
in the past
the 1977 graduates
of the program toured the broadcasting facilities as part of their 25
surprised at what hasn’t changed in
time that they’ve
college since they graduated,” said
Mike Thumell, program co-ordinator
of the broadcasting, radio and said
pleased to see a fully digital radio station.
impressed with the radio station because it can now be accessed outside
explained that some of the equipment they use is the same.
the actual sets
are 25 years old.”
added that although other
areas of the school have changed, the physical layout of the broad-
“We’ve knocked down a few walls and some things have gotten painted, but it hasn’t changed as dramatically as
third years. first
than 80 per cent of college
students are drinkers according to
the grads before the
90-minute tour that they “might be
Alcohol, a big commodity for college spirit events
the other parts of
the college,” said Thumell.
a recent study of Canadian colleges and
time on their
there to stop
own and no one
them from doing
engineering student, said he drinks about 10 beers every night
The Canadian Campus Survey (CCS), conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, found 82.2 per cent of students were likely to slam back a couple of cold ones while going to
because it’s fun. He too has avoided criminal activity while intoxicated, but admitted he has done some outrageous things, such as
had a major year,
because the drinking was not doing me any good,” he said. Hancock, a nurse at Joy Conestoga College, said people who drink on a regular basis
unpleasant effects of alcohol, such as hangovers or alcohol poisoning. Therefore, she added, they drink
college or university.
per cent of males and 61 per cent of females between the ages of 19
and 24 drink
“It’s (drinking) definitely a part
of the whole college experience,” said Brent Gravelle, a second-year police foundations
how you meet Jody
events programmer/co-ordinator, also agreed college and drinking
sort of a motivator
for students,” he said during an
interview in the college’s located in the Sanctuary.
CSI events held at the college would not be as well attended without alcohol. “I
not the key, but in reality
However. Andruszkiewicz said he plans events that draw the focus away from drinking. “I host an event and the bar just happens to be open. I don't open the bar as an event." He added alcohol was not even advertised on posters for the toga party.
Keep your eye on the
Conestoga Condor Alfred Maikano practises before his game« against Lambton College on Sept 17. Conestoga won 6-0.
Why Not Peel Regional Police Canada's Most Progressive Police Service
will drink to get drunk. This
(Photo by Vanessa Laye)
referred to as
“College binge drinking is more of an issue than ever,” said researcher Henry Wechsler in his
to Drink. In the book,'
Wechsler confronts and explores the consequences associated with binging, such as criminal activity and death. However, out of 10 people asked around Conestoga College, only two feared the consequences of excessive drinking, which could range from unplanned sexual relations to alcohol-related charges.
Gravelle said he did some things he regrets while intoxicated last year
Conestoga, but never anything that infringed on the law. He at
(Photo by Carta Sandham)
Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer/co-ordinator holds up a bottle of beer in the Sanctuary’s new bar.
that other things he did while he was smashed will serve
only as memories of what being in college was like.
drinking extends beyond college
and is not a problem here. He added out of the three events on campus to date, there has been no problems with out-of-control dmnks. “People can get hammered and do stupid things as long as no one gets hurt, nothing is damaged and no one goes to jail.” He said all that’s left is making a fool of yourself
However, Andruszkiewicz, speaking from experience, said students learn from their mistakes. “They’ll get hammered, get sick, wake up saying I am never doing that again and then do it again the next night.” But, he added, most students eventually grow out of it and are able
to appreciate a casual
The scenario proved for Gravelle.
said in his first
year he binged at least once a
week because everyone But now, he
Andruszkiewicz said binge drinking is more common among first-year students than
stripping at the past toga party.
more than their bodies can handle and may not recognize the damage it’s
said long-term effects of binge drinking can include heart and liver disease, inflammation
of the stomach as well as
“You don’t need alcohol to have a good time. It’s a choice and if you choose to drink do it responsibly.” ing in 1997, said,
help students learn to
drink responsibly, Andruszkiewicz
said, he enjoys an occasional drink during the week and only drinks hardcore about
dents to as
once a month.
drinks as they
have hands on each
trip to the
place at the college.
Spending money By VALENTINA
hours of class including co-op
day care and also works 20 hours a week at a Rogers AT &T local
you are a student
Ontario chances arc you are finan-
call centre. “1
Canada, Ontario students were found to have the second highest rate of debt in
to students in
of free time, try
By IZABELA ZARZYCKA
she’s not the only one.
to Mike Flood, genermanager of Paddy Flaherty’s, a downtown Waterloo pub located at 77 King St. N. September is one of
with their program, especially
the busiest times of the year.
on tuition fees released in August 2002 sho yi/f d the average debt amongst Ontario students report
the average debt
amongst Ontario was $8,690.
have a lineup by p.m.,” Flood who referred to the pub’s business as “huge” since the start
a increase from 1990
Student organizations such as the
make much worries
by the Canadian Federation of Students last November, worrying about
number cause amongst students in
of stress Canada. “I
pay her tuition thanks to a loan from her grandparents, still worries about her future.
“I’m anxious about my future and get stressed about it all the she said. The
So how do
teachers that the college provides.
a cycle that won’t
Many Conestoga to relieve stress
by going out
seem to the
“Going out and forgetting about
the last thing students
my (Photo by Valentina Rapoport)
Mike Flood, general manager of Paddy Flaherty’s Restaurant and Pub in Waterloo, stands below a sign put up outside the building for the busy back-to-school season.
only thing students do to relax. For some enjoying hobbies beats stress
23 hours of school and works 25 to 30 hours a week at Moose in Restaurant Winooskis Cambridge. “I’m not really stressed that
better then anything else.
as I’d hate to admit
probably does go towards
go out and
spend some money.” to the local
rather stay at
piano when I’m stressed,”
said Wakutz, who said she' spends only $20 when she goes to a bar. Hailey Douglas, a first year mar-
school but the
with a four-year degree program.
work,” she said.
The 19-year-old student
to KitchenerWaterloo’s Grand River Hospital to get hands-on experience. The
out very often.
school responsibilities first,” she said, adding, “If it’s been a
and apply it in the lab. Not only do these students get to work in a lab, they also have an opportunity to go out and experience real-life situations by
College, also said she doesn’t go
use what they were taught class
ping with friends.
then the next day they will
student, said the teachers
school and personal finances. “It’s not like I don’t take care of
workload is getting up there,” she said. Douglas said she relaxes by going to the gym and going shop-
go out maybe once a week but the money I spend on myself eomes only from the tips I make at
Mall, argues students can
one day the
teacher talks about
school books,” she said. Zuzana Zaleta, a secqnd-year
Butler, who receives a Ontario Student Assistant Program loan (OSAP) for her studies, attends 30
College, said students, need to be
months these students get to experience lab time where they test the theories that they were
The 56-year-old mother, whose two sons graduated from Fanshawe
level of education. In their
that don’t involve
in Kingston, disagrees.
done school the she will work and get a she
However, the length of the program does not influence the
about their financial position should be doing. “There are a lot of things young people can get involved in around
a second .semes-
spending money,” Sanchez
weekends,” said the 21 -year-old Zaleta, who works part student. time at The Bay at Fairview Park
student at the college.
Sanchez, a stay-at-home argues that spending money
assignments for a night definitely helps me focus more at school,” said 'Valerie Butler, a second-year early childhood education
said Patricia Sanchez, a
semester nursing student, said that a year and a half “is just
makes most students
more responsible with finances. student, who attends 22 hours of “Sure my kids wanted to go out class and works 18 hours a week, *and spend money but you can’t do that when you need to pay for describes herself as a high stressed time,”
enough time” to be in school. $he also added that she “learns a lot” from the experienced
sense to other
a year and half long
Rachelle Quiroz, a second
mother of two Kitehener college
myself stressed often,”
“It turns into
to a poll released
of the community.
affect student lifestyles?
While going out to the local bar seems to be a popular way to relax amongst students, spending money
Canadian Federation of Students blame high tuition, which has risen up to 125 per cent in the last 10
So how do
Nursing students are
Nursing students pleased
myself,” said the 23-year-old stu-
don’t have a
— Page 11
sure that they learn exactly what
Despite rave reviews, the nursis being phased out
by the college
but not! MEMORIES CAN BE GREAT, BUT WHEN THEY’RE NOT... THE BEAT GOES ON. UNLOAD YOUR MEMORIES.
mmm 385 FAIRWAY RD.
(CANADIAN TIRE PLAZA)
(Photo by uaniei Hotn;
370 HIGHLAND RO. W. (FOOD BASICS PLAZA)
402 XING ST. N. (BESIDE BURGER KING)
eumum 415 HESPELER RD.
awm-im (ACROSS FROM McDONALOS)
And another one
Lewis of security services writes up her fourth ticket of e morning in Lot 12 on Sept. 19. Parking fines are Si 5 and e income from the tickets goes to the City of Kitchener.
— SPOKE, September 30, 2002
Lab helps students succeed remind students of various
By HALLEY McPOLIN
The adaptive technology computit is more
simply get their attention
Leslie Cates, 25, a peer tutor
er lab, or literacy lab as
student that utilizes
computer lab available exclusively to students with disabilities and Conestoga at needs special which
located on the
second floor in Room 2A1 3, contains a wealth of specialized hardware, software and personal support for those students with hearing 1
analyst at Conestoga,
at the lab.
here are training
20 hours of "For a
a bit too hectic
school after the
Beer of the students
(Photo by Halley McPolin)
and special needs student Leslie Cates, 25, demonstrates some
Peer tutor ware available dents to test
“There are some
could not function
that they register so they can get
the help they need,” says Alicia Potter, 21, also a computer programming analyst and peer tutor in the lab. “It gives these students
be helpful enough
buy the equipment. “It’s important that students know this is available to them and
warrant purchase, use a special purchasing plan or bursary to
help them,” says
environment without not to mention the purchasthis ing plan (to buy equipment,) so smdents can have the equipment at home and it helps them that way
the features of the literathe opportunity for stu-
an opportunity to advance their
who may be
sitive to the florescent lights
an environment they’re comfortable in.” Potter says she sees a wide range of students with disabilities taking advantage of the lab, some with extensive computer knowledge and others that have never in
used a computer in their lives. “That’s what we’re here for,” she
dents notes to allow them to fol-
One of the most commonly used software in the lab is Inspiration, a visual learning tool that creates a graphical representation of stu-
visual thought pat-
of the school
many of also
the computers themselves
attached to them such as larger
Other popular programs include Kurzweil 3000, a scanning device that dictates scanned text back to the student and Dragon Naturally Speaking, that allows the student to speak into the computer and
screens, mice, and touch pads.
Both the co-ordinator of disabilservices and those who work in
encourage students with
ties to register within the department. using voice comThis way students can receive mands. WatchMinder uses a silent a the help they need to stay successvibrating alarm system within a ful in college and move forward wristwatch that can contain more with the careers they have chosen. than 30 preprogrammed messages
lighting in the lab
for those students
of the specialized soft-
the literacy lab.
of tools, sign them out and,
done,” Cates says.
The lab also has a different atmosphere than most at the college. “The open access labs can be
a palm pilot, through
other students around that
users (on spe-
She says the lab environment
Beer began as a peer tutor under a government work-study program and eventually graduated to the
also beneficial. “Because there are
peer tutor functions as well.”
the purchasing program.
doing research on possible software to introduce, plus
adaptive software,) user sup-
Inspiration and has also purchased
also an adaptive technology assistant, or
and eyesight difficulties, learning disabilities and more. Nicole Beer. 21. a computer pro-
myself would prefer to find a way ... to be independent. This software allows us to do that.” Cates uses Kjjt^weil 3000, which she says helps her pay attention
also a special needs
Applied degree status in the works
mature students By AIMEE WILSON
By MICHELLE TAYLOR Are you a struggling mature dent?
Christmas seats ape limited. Boek NOW!
If so, join the
online message board located on Every year thousands of students want to
making space very Last year
home and back on
same few days,
tight during this high season. Plus, affordable fares
Why? Because we check out all the options— Travel CUTS Student Class Airfares'," plus Tango,
The online support link was up and running Sept. 17. The focus of the message board is to get mature
architectural technology) to an
lege, Dennis. Watson
adviser with Student Services, creat-
See the world your
University of Guelph
Airfares'" that give
owned and operated by the Canadian Federation
said, “I think
assessment panel from the
will be great support.” Silver,
home for a to
board, in a nursing
for six years, felt
change and made the decision
to college. “It’s quite
challenging,” she added.
student must be out of school
for five years before they are con-
sidered a mature student. If interested
about the message
Services at 748-5220 ext. 3688.
a proposal receives, then
visited the college.
The panel was made up of profrom Brock University, Ryerson and North Carolina fessors
According to Tibbits, the colchose the two programs because it did not want to compete in the same degree program with another college.' “We’ve gone with strengths we feel are unique,” he said. “Architecture is
two proposals (one for the manufacturing program and one for
meet new people and share advice on coming back to school and the difficulties of having many Joy Tomasevic, learning
manufacturing and technology program, says John
ment where mature students could discuss such topics as time manage-
students together online to share sto-
case of exam schedule changes.
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There is a good chance Conestoga College will receive
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During a Board of Governors meeting on Sept. 24, Tibbits, president of the college, said an assessment panel indicated that the college received Level 5 status for the proposed program, the second highest level a proposal can receive. In May the college submitted
and more— to
provided over 50,000 flights to students during the Christmas break.
Jetsgo, Westlet, Canjet,
The highest number
The formal on Oct.
don’t get one
(an applied degree program)
aren’t going to be very happy,”
are going to be
Also during the meeting, which was held in the Guild
128) at the colin
chairman of the board for the 2002-2003 year. New members were introduced as well. They include: Joan Fisk, Pat Quinn, Geoff Crickmay, Richard Farrar (facrepresentative) and ulty Francesco Robles (student representative). In
other business, the board
The board reads the assessment and determines the Top 12.
announced the college hired 30
not that you received 80 per cent,” said Tibbits. “It’s whether
over the summer.
or not you got into the
members More than 23 have a doctm*
ate or master’s degree.
News with fear,
Journey began By_P.ETR
— Page 13
cannot study Islam, they arc thought Layla
However, Bhimji docs not think Bush is Saddam’s ally. “Bush wants to finish the job his
while searching for the ideal
gion about 20 years ago.
organization and works on a book
year as a booklet.
r /o Atvyv' the
their possible hideouts.
hesitation, keeping her voice low,
making sure nobody was
While speaking of the situation in Middle East, Hudda described
books, her hair
covered with a headdress called a hijab, Bigelli revealed that she
raised in a strict
pray to Jesus
Bhimji, 29, stands outside the Islamic Humanitarian Service at 81 Hollinger Cr.
never wanted to
started to study various
“At that time
years ago and started volunteering
1979. Revolution of Iran in However, she changed her mind a later
worker gave her the Qur’an. “I felt it was a wonderful book, beautiful
she read a book about the Shia sect, which is one of the main Islamic sects, and her converafter,
after they learned that she
decided to become a Shia and wore my hijab to work one day, everyone
were Judaism and Islam. "1 thought I cannot study Islam because they are all terrorists. And cannot study Judaism because 1
said describes her family’s feelings
they crucified Christ.” Bigelli feared Muslims
Bigelli converted to Islam three
“I am so proud to be a Muslim,” she said, stressing every word.
Service, where Bigelli volunteers as a secretary, is a non-profit
organization with three offices in
and educating about Islam. is happy that she can assist her Islamic “brothers” and
However, she has become
alienated from her
works on a computer.
prices, but you won't get
Volunteer with a child their school
However, she did share her views on international affairs,as did two other members of the Islamic Humanitarian Service staff, translator Saleem Bhimji and director Shafiq Hudda. Hudda said an attack on Iraq would be unjustified and that U.S.
W. Bush and his whole family are “known to love
security resolutions than any other
American president “is-working with Saddam.” “He can go (to Iraq) and he can get Saddam if he wanted to,” she said. “But he obviously does not want to.”
Bigelli said the
Bigelli explained that
Muslim who hates the Shia Muslims living in southern Iraq. He calls them terrorists, Bigelli claims, and has told this to the U.S. a Sunni
not the Sunnis “It is Americans) are bombing in
Bigelli suggested the
erage of the conflict “All
Palestinians terrorists, but you never hear about the Israeli terrorists,” she said. “The Israelis go there with tanks and guns; (the Palestinians) are throwing stones.”
Canada and one in England. Its main a«lj>'ities are assisting food banks, helping Third World coun-
(Photo by Petr Cihacek)
refused to say anything more.
Muslim. “They feel that I have humiliated and embairassed them.” Bigelli said she is divorced and her children live in Toronto but
Layla Bigelli, a volunteer at the Islamic Humanitarian Centre,
sive” and “greedy” side of the con-
“Shock, disgust and anger,” she
was not satisfied with any of them. The last two options
number of years
oppressed and disgraced communi-
sion slowly began.
for the organization for three years.
heart that this
told us to pray to.”
(Photo by Petr Cihacek)
religion," she said about
family in Toronto.
associates,” she said after a short "«P*"
“They should look into the homes of Saddam’s family and
Lord ond Moiikind.
seems that she will always have something interesting to write
about weapons of mass destruction
of the book.
the Iraqi pres;
lished to finance her. rest
Journey to Islam was pub-
the case to
same opinion about
Service in Kitchener.
they do not have any
Hussein.” said Bigelli.
But Bigelli and Bhimji have the
a library beside her office
to do. to
proof of weapons they will
birth on,” said Bigelli in
introduction into Islam,
how my mind ventured
was not able
Saddam from power,” he
— SPOKE, September 30, 2002
CTV’s new line-up offers Bv LESLEY LEACHMAN
anyone unless there
nothing else on that time of year again.
the season for the launch of
a fresh line-up for this
was Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenaged Daughter. stars John Ritter (Three’s It Company) as Paul, and Katie Sagal (Married
formance is unconvincing. While Fastlane is a flashy show,
more on developing a decent
wild undercover cops
the parents of
teenaged daughters named
show. The plot
Kaley Cuoco) and Carrie (played by Amy Davidson). There is absolutely nothing this
features Bridget as the stereotyp-
nothing except dating and popular-
murder and a high-speed
an incredibly fast-paced show. In the first five minutes there was a gunfight, a murder and a It
you don’t care
episode consisted of
out brainless lines such
and “Omigawd! Dad said ‘scammed!’” Her sister Carrie, on the other hand, thong
quite distressed because she does-
have a date for the dance. The of the time the girls spend being
embarrassed by their “uncool” dad
definitely not for
in the sense that there is
of stunts, sex scenes and catch lines .
episode of the show. is killed in a gunfight
boss and is horShe attempts to play
they could to the band.
of the stage, that
to the front
floor, trying to get as close as
longer subject to the authorities of
he’s like with his family.
successful geisha in Japan’s history.
make fun of each to
Brown’s performance ended. A half hour pause followed as stage crews changed the arrangement of the equipment for Good. Everyone had been let in now and
our society, the
making it up as go along.”
The band broke up
after the release of their last
Audio of Being and now have a new drummer. But it sounded like vintage
as he lead off with
starts out slowly, but
song recently. This was supposed to have been the last song of the night, but the crowd screamed for more, so Good and company returned for an encore with Giant off Beautiful Midnight and Symbolistic White Walls off Last of the Ghetto
talk about her life
to close out
one of their first singles, although the hour and a half went by far too fast. Overall, it was an amazing show as Good headed off to his next performance in St. Catherines.
SuiWen loss of viskwi, particularly in one eye or double sision
HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION
She includes a story of young woman living in
and a new
in store for us.
medicai attention if you have any of these symotoms.
may be more subtle, Iwasaki explains, but the basic desire for a provider remains the
and Jake choose their own tribes., "What a shock! Also, what a disappointment to those who were
Billingsley, 63, to
Thailand during the monsoon sea-
the cool things about
son and contestants have to deal
shooting ‘Survivor’ in Thailand
with driving sheets of rain, says
Jeff Probst, the host of Survivor,
the island of
gave our production design team a chance to incorporate all of the beauty, the ornate nature of Thailand into our
on the Early Morning
Thailand’s southwestern coast, 16
Americans are competing against one another for 39 days and have to get their own food, shelter and water. In the end their will be only one survivor who will outwit, outlast and outplay the others. Oh, and win $1 million. The contestants, who range from age 23 to 63, have to deal with poisonous snakes, wild buffalo, unfor-
Show. If you noticed, the stools that the Survivors sit on are made of glass, inlaid with gold and glass tiles, influenced by Thailand’s art and
Each torch was made by hand. If you are wondering when show will end, it doesn’t look
foreboding caves, during the day
of a twist,
time ever the tribes were
as if for
“Their torches, which are usually
coconut husks and bamboo chutes now have glass tile on them, gold, everything in metal,” said Probst, the like
anytime soon. Survivor six
According SurvivorNews.net, rumour has works.
that the next location for Survivor is
unconfirmed but would mean filn^
excitement. Instead, because the elders are
episode aired on
but that was just for
Probst asked the eldest survivors,
going to be separated into gender,
of sjeedt or trouble understanding speech loss
expressed her distaste for the geisha tradition, though she was involved with a wealthy elderly man whom she did not love. Our
Unsteadini^s or sudden EdK espectaUy with any of the above signs
Iwasaki’s discoveries offer les-
challenges for contestants
Sudden weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, atm or 1^
Survivor Thailand offers
months, and everyday they would meet, along with a Japanese inter-
man’s desires, including
to satisfy the
must entertain her guests with wit and performances in traditional dance and music. The geisha’s purpose is to satisfy the wealthy man’s
songs from his next album which is due out in February 2003. The first "Weapon,
desires, including the physical. Golden sat with Iwasaki for sever-
turned into a mosh pit. This was one of the band’s hit singles from 1999’s Beautiful Midnight album. Good followed with two new
you progress through the book you begin to understand what a geisha’s existence would be like. The geishas are most easily recognized by their appearance. They wear a traditional dress, the kimono, which consists of a long
the United States,
makeup drawn on
the show, with
He joked with with the crowd between songs, saying, “I’m just making it up as I go along.” Once his song Hello Time Bomb hit, the crowd nearest the stage
painted a pale white with bright
The Matthew Good Band
Four Minute Mile is the other new song which has a lighter sound to it, but both had the audience riveted. Good performed his biggest hit with Apparitions, from next Beautiful Midnight as well. He had rewritten several of the lyrics of
depicted in the story
softening towards the end.
the group that
therefore speak freely about their
the geisha’s waist. Their faces are
Advertising on Police Cars.
community and could
siblings; they fight
while the style of writing offers an in-depth personal approach into the
had died. This protected the men from any scandals that may have arisen. However, a mature woman Iwasaki had immigrated to the United States, meaning she was no
Iwasaki was a young girl when she was brought into the geisha home. She became one of the most
confidence of Iwasaki’s thoughts.
builds into a hard rock song before
were waiting for Good and actually in
and the show is completely taken from Ozzy’s real life. As an Ozzy fan, I enjoyed seeing what he’s like offstage and what
are the only original
at the front
Mineko The reader gains main character
Iwasaki, a geisha.
find the killers.
The opening band was a local punk group from Waterloo named Flashlight Brown. They performed seven songs and had opened for Good in London as well. The previous Friday,Good had performed for an all ages show at the Western Fair in London. Most of the crowd really didn’t get into
and then elaborately
was almost like the writers
music and hardly clapped between songs. It didn’t help that people were still lined up at the door waiting to get in. But most of the band’s lyrics were hard to understand and some of the songs sounded exactly the same. Although there was a crowd gath-
The book gives an
trayal of the livelihood of
piece of lavish fabric that
way of content.
rock bands. At 10;30 p.m. Good came on stage and was greeted by loud applause as
a mistress to the giants of Japan’s industry.
geisha house in 1929 and the rigor-
up in the geisha home she reflected on her total lack of support and isolation from any genuine nurturing. The story was not to be published, according to Iwasaki’s instructions, until she and the prominent businessmen involved
fused. Jack and Kelly are just like
else in the
On Sept, 7, the Matthew Good Band performed to a sold-out of
admission into the
ous training that followed. Growing
while Ozzy appears just plain con-
were anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of Canada’s most popular
really know someone you have walked a mile in his or her shoes. The book Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden tells the true story of a woman who became
from her birthplace as a to her
partner's brother, Deaq, in order to
By JASON NOE
crowd of more than 1,000 people
Waterloo rocks along with Matthew i
over a briefcase full of stolen money. Van later teams up with his
Tiffany Thiessen (Beverly Hills
with the times.
to the unrealistic nature of
in Japan, tle
However, some people might find this show to be a bit too bold, as nothing is taboo to Ozzy and his family. There is a lot of swearing (which is not beeped out on CTV) and they even film their pets urinating on the carpet. If you can get past this, however, you’ll find it to be really quite funny. Sharon wears the pants in the family,
Bridget seeking out a date for the
home-coming dance and spouting
Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon, and their two teenaged children, Kelly and Jack. It is a reality show, like Survivor,
on the other hand is the plainer one who is jealous of ity.
shows. The Osbournes, a show as you can
sion on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m.
By JANINE TOMS
In contrast to both of these unre-
the first time
basic and the characters are about as one-dimensional as
vanishing within a season.
The Osbournes debuted earlier in the year on MTV, but was seen for
Possibly even a bit too
with Children) as his
a tough policewoman, but her per-
Van and newcomer Bill Bellamy as Deaq. The two perform the role of their
content You never truly know a person until you walk a mile in their kimono
unless they decide to concentrate
Fastlane at 9 p.m. This hour-long
Facinelli (The Scorpion King) as
Premiering on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.
at the time.
Also premiering on Sept. 17 was
ing along the
— Page 15
HOROSCOPE Week of September 30
of people around you.
in the el'forts
Luckiest day: October
would be best
will feel a great sense of
ahead of you
maintain a positive outlook on
Scorpio: October 23
going to be a pain
good week, everything and a surprise towards the end of the week will put a smile on your face. Luckiest day: October 3.
Luckiest day: October
out of order
until later in the
- July 22 you are given the opportunity to make some extra money, do it. If you are working on an
will start to grow.
Luckiest day: October
August 22 notice all your efforts are
Leo: July 23
“energy focal point,” between readings at Conestoga College on
- February 18 though you are spreading
By CARRIE HOTO
Pisces: February 19
psychic entertainer gave Conestoga students a look into their futures on Sept. 18. Sitting on the table in front of Dan Valkos was a quartz crystal, which he called an “energy focal
Think twice before you
Luckiest day: October
something new. may not seem as good of an start
You will achieve more success than work or school.
anticipated in your
Luckiest day: October
been using for
15 years from one of his students got it in Brazil. Each student was allowed to ask Valkos three questions, which varied from love, career, success in life, children, grades, marriage
Daniel Roth is a third-year journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for four years.
crystal that he has
September 22 Someone close to you is going to do something surprising this week. Make sure you are
Glassjaw’s second album mixes styles
deceased family member. Aaron Lambert, a first-year con-
By TORI SUTTON
was kind of skeptical. “I wouldn’t be upset if it (the reading) didn’t happen,’’ he said, student,
Long Island’s melodic hardcore quintet Glassjaw has broken out on their
into his clients.
Virgo: August 23
the readings that he received from
new album Worship and
him anymore if it Amber Munro, a
Released in Canada Sept. 3, Worship and Tribute mixes distorted guitar and interesting musical transitions with the raw emotion of
lead singer Daryl Palumbo’s gutsy
Valkos has been giving readings
33 years. He comes to Conestoga twice a year and also performs at 65 other colleges and on 130 radio shows. Valkos has his own TV show on Rogers, The Psychic World of Dan Valkos. which will be aired in January. Valkos said he himself was originally skeptical about psychic
melodic between and hardcore screaming. Palumbo leads the listener on a rocky ride through the album’s
followup to the band’s Everything You release
2000 Wanted to Know About Silence. Band members Larry Gorman, Justin Beck, Todd Weinstock and Dave Allen provide an almost schizophrenic mash of instrumental madness to backup Palumbo’s lyrical
Although the album was produced by famed nu-metal mixer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit), Glassjaw’s sound
while chaotic closing track Two Tabs of Mescaline finishes off the album with a bang in true Glassjaw style.
Considering the mix of sounds
on the album
Robinson’s usual genre out of their
Anthrax and the Cure. As an added bonus. Worship and Tribute is an enhanced CD,
allowing fans to view videos for Must’ve Run All Day, Apes Dos
Mil and Cosmopolitan Bloodloss.
after finishing a
Worship and Tribute opens with powerful track Tip Your the Bartender, arguably one of the shining stars of the album. Songs like Mu Empire and Stuck Pig hold up the band’s hardcore reputation,
^^ile tracks ^^st’ve Run
group of the band's musical from Bad Brains to
Apes Dos Mil,
Park Jesus allow the band to pres-
a real treat for die-
hard fans as Glassjaw has yet to
and contact infomia-
band and is only likely to draw more people into the loyal fan following Glassjaw has accumulated over the last few years. However. Glassjaw must be careful not to lose the edge that sat-
can all be enhanced portion of the CD. Overall, Worship and Tribute is a solid release from this young tion
need not be confused with the rest they have managed to keep the rapmetal hybrid style associated with
idea as you thought.
Valkos, a psychic entertainer, uses a quartz crystal as his
unnecessary activities. Luckiest day: October
yourself too thin; the best solution
Cancer: June 22
(Photo by Carrie Hoto)
sure you keep in touch with the people
Aquarius: January 20
Luckiest day: October
close to you misses your company.
you don’t see on a regular Luckiest day: October 3.
you pay keep you
close attention to your instincts; they will
Luckiest day: September 30. Capricorn:
continue for you.
Strange dreams and unusual occurrences are
to for a while.
guard. Don’t spend any
only get worse unless you do something about
Don’t splurge on anything Luckiest day: October 4. it.
neck. If you do what
A your (Inancial situation
he or she wants the problem won’t be as
are in-store for a
will fall into place,
Taurus: April 20
Someone who can Aries:
Luckiest day: October
You’re too busy to multi-task
bel'ore starting another.
- October 22 going to make you
many of those fans. This lacking some of the more
beautiful compositions that can be
ing on Ozzl'est^and
Unfortunately for their fans in the north, the band played their only
skepticism was diverted when he found there was truth to
Although Valkos cannot
future, he said, “I
good idea or a bad
Valkos said he has an 85
per cent accuracy rate.
Only 10 per cent of are men. Valkos said,
with their emo-
that the ratio is
changing. Valkos does not
let his clients
become regulars, saying he only sees them once a year because a person’s
doesn’t change with-
in a year.
As well as giving readings, Valkos also teaches nine workshops at 26 colleges, including Conestoga College. Three are on reincarnation, three on the psychic world and three on the
advance of the psychic world. There is roughly 30 students in a class, with 25 per cent being male. If you are interested in the workshops, you can contact at Education Continuing Conestoga College at 748-5220
3656. Valkos also has an online correspondence course on psychic development, karma, reincarna-
and ghosts, which includes The course costs $80.25. For more information you can e-mail Valkos at d valkos @hot-
mail.com or visit his Web site www.danvalkospsychic.com.
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Cup may come back to Canada
Stanley Bv JAMES
Canucks win. Veteran Trevor Linden took Vancouver to the Cup finals in ’94, and knows how to win. Linden, who was reacquired last season, scored 17 points in 42 games with Vancouver and was plus the
Nothing is more Canadian than hockey and Canada’s NHL teams look poised to bring Lord Stanley’s
Cup back where it belongs. Canucks, Vancouver The Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators look ready to go deep into The the playoffs this season.
Montreal Canadiens had some success last season and the Oalgary Flames will rely on last year’s
The Jovanovski. rugged defenceman
champion Jarome Iginla. After Toronto, Vancouver looks
Canada’s next best team. Forwards Markijs Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi had break out years Naslund finished seclast season. like
ond in the league in points with 90. season, strong another With Naslund will again dominate league goalies and possibly reach the 1 00point
notched 85 points
Todd Bertuzzi and was the sec-
ond half’s most dominant player. Another season like last year and Bertuzzi will be recognized as one of the top power forwards in hockey. Centred by Brendan Morrison,
who had 67 Canucks top
points last season, the line is
ready to score a
Vancouver team. Young Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin are full of talent, but will need to show up all year to help of goals for
Defensively, the team
03 season. First, will be to win the Stanley Cup, but if they are unable to do so, then they will be gunning
should be strong. Edmonton’s blue line boasts the
Captain Daniel Alfredsson looks
Janne of Eric likes Niinimaa and Jason Smith. Brewer is a young defenceman who is coming into his own in the NHL. With
joined by Mattias Ohlund and Brent Sopel on the blue line. Ohlund was a plus 16 in 2001-02 and Sopel
scored 25 points in 66 games. And with Dan Cloutier stopping the puck, the Canucks look ready to
up from last year’s eighth place finish. But don’t expect the Canucks to win right away. They will show improvements over last year’s finish, and may be able to get to the second round; however, the West is just too strong with teams it
such as Detroit and Colorado. The Edmonton Oilers are another
good young team in the Western With players like Conference. Ryan Smyth, Anson Carter and Mike Comrie, the Oilers seem ready to improve on last year and get into the post-season. Smyth is coming of an up-and-down season
25 points last season, he should take an even bigger role in the
be the quarterNiinimaa back on the Edmonton power-play and should have Edmonton clicking will again
and the defensive
finished last season with a plus
14 rating and
allow Tommy Salo to see almost every shot he faces. The only question mark surrounding Salo will be
his confidence after his
much better this year, with Saku Koivu back from his bout with canRichard Zednik and Mariusz cer. Czerkawski will be counted on to score a lot this year, and Doug Gilmour is back for another year to help guide a young Habs team back
have ousted the Senators three
ready to take his team to the next level. Another key part of Ottawa’s
Radek Bonk. Bonk
attack will be
finished a point behind Alfredsson
year and will be counted on by
Senator fans everywhere to produce at the same pace again. Wade Redden and 6-foot-9
Zedeno Chara part of Ottawa
will be an integral
Redden is offensive defenceman and an immovable force on the
Jarome Iginla was a standout for the He led the Flames in 2001-02. league in points and goals and was voted league MVP by the players. Unfortunately, the supporting cast
The Flames will be much on rookie Chuck Kobasew, whose inexperi-
the gate last season, putting Calgary
son, and if he can play that well
in a position to
may just be
year, the Senators to
the Leafs out
and give the
Cup a serious run. The Montreal Canadiens
Montreal’s saving face this year will be reigning MVP, goalie Jose
realistically, that is all
another long year.
standing run through the post-sea-
and Edmonton fans should be treated to lots of wins this season. The Oilers will be back in the playoffs 2003, but
ence will hurt him. Roman Turek came flying out of
prised everyone with their play-off
final team, the
Patrick Lalime had an out-
Olympics against Belarus. style up-tempo Edmonton’s makes them a fun team to watch,
get even better this season.
Montreal’s offensive attack will
by Ed young,
emerging as one of the league’s best young- players. Jovanovski will be
The Ottawa Senators will have two goals in mind to start the 2002-
for the Toronto
while he only played in 61 games.
they will manage.
Both Carter and Comrie tallied 60 points, and if both can show improvements, Edmonton’s attack
But Linden is a natural leader, who can rally the troops at any
saw him start out on fire, break his ankle, and come back just in time to win a gold medal with Canada at the Olympics. Smyth managed 50 points last season, that
burned out quickly break, and finished
challenge this season. -
His goals against aver2. 1 1 with a .93
after the all-star 1
1th in the con-
for Calgary to be in
spot again this year.
stronger every year.
surge last season, but don’t expect the
compete for a playBut he, and the Flames
will be difficult for a Canadian team to win this year, they seem to be on the right road. it
Fantasy sports heating up
beginning, Internet fantasy sports
week, then with another team the next week, and so on. At the end of each week, the team that earned the most points in that week’s “match up” gets a win and the other team a
are starting to heat up.
Bv NICK HORTON With the NFL season in full swing and the NHL season just
Internet offers an unlimited
supply of Web
sites sports fans
access and sign-up for to create a
Fantasy sports have
become popular with fans who like to be a little
more involved then just watching the game on television. In short, fantasy leagues let the viewer enjoy sports on a higher
(Photo by Vanessa Laye)
Nathan McNabb and Joel Prues their game on Sept. 17.
of the intramural slo-pitch
team Five-0 play catch
With fantasy as
the beneficiary of an ath-
performance as the athlete It doesn’t matter which sport the fan may be into, be it lete’s
Intramural sports are a big By VANESSA LAYE The smell of
leather, the sight of
and the sound of students cheering each other on can only mean that intramural coed slo-pitch is back in action at Conestoga
However, there are some restrictions that every team must abide by. The team must always have at least two women on the field at all times and all participants must be full-time students at the college.
because she didn’t have
Wom-in gloves, socks and shoes came out of storage to take over the
enough hands equipment on
to bring out all
diamonds in search of a good time. But the good times won’t last
long with only a six-week season.
With a whopping nine teams the league, Danielle
Student Athletic Committee (SAC)
be around to help her set up next time. Onn and Couch are co-ordinating the league will
for playoff dates.
time as slo-pitch, but takes place
hockey or even golf or auto racing. The team is assembled of actual professional
est to the inforrhation
or call ext.
The fun of fantasy
you may choose play
The league runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the college’s ball diamonds.
like a lot
of teams, Dave
SAC member and co-ordina-
tor of the league, said
more teams than
the recreation centre.
meeting will be held on Oct. 23 5
location a later date.
There are three basic systems of fantasy sports leagues on the Internet. The points system, which is the most basic, is simply the team with the most overall
is in first
be different for each
fantasy sports have
few years, one does not have
look further then the vastly number of fantasy
sporting leagues popping up
team competes directly with one team in the assigned league for a
coverage of NFL games. large reason why fantasy
leagues have taken off recently is their simplicity. A fan has to do
access, find a
site that offers
fantasy sports leagues, which are Only a plentiful, and sign up.
minimal amount of personal information is required. Many fantasy sports sites ask for a sign-up fee, but usually offer a basic package which is free of charge. A fee is
usually optional and fans
are “hardcore” fantasy
sites that are
they are producing and are worth
ferent teams or are in different
be available fromTDct. 14 to 23
with the assembling of a team. It doesn’t matter that the players
be made or the and replaced
intramural leagues will be
not earning enough
athlete can be sold
points, trades can
Ranking of a team is decided by the amount of points accumulated in each statistical category. There is no win or loss column, but rather columns for touchdowns, passing yards and so on, depending on which fantasy sport is
work, has started advertising their fantasy football league during
Registration for these activities will
The very opposite happened, as were more than enough play-
outside the recreation
or bragging rights with friends. If
only six teams signed up to get
was very happy,” said Couch. was expecting teams not to show
still up in the air. “We’re not sure if there is going to be any. playoffs this year,” she said. “But I would like it if there
the first-place team.
schedule of head-to-head matchups is created at the start of the sea-
Both teams require a $30 bond upon registration. The recreation centre is also looking to start up a woman’s shinny hockey (pick-up hockey) league that would run every Friday afternoon. If interested you can report your inter-
between the soccer
surprised at the turnout.
over the Internet. Even CBS, a major American broadcasting net-
students in midto October if you missed out this time around. Session two intramural leagues will consist of: coed volleyball, coed basketball, ball hockey, and non-contact hockey.
and co-ordinator of the league was
points based on their performance. Points can be rewarded with prizes,
Flag football runs
The team with
win/loss record at the end of the
easy to use and don’t
Fantasy Sports (http://fantas^ ports.yahoo.com) and Sport^J News (www.sportingnews.com).