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NEWS Monday, September

30,

10

6

2002

Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

— No.

17

Double cohort fact

sheet

in

works REBECCA LEARN

By

A new

fact

sheet should help

ease the minds of people concerned about the abundance of students

At

coming next year. that’s what Amanda

least

Briand

in the Registrar’s office is

hoping.

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

year)

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.

Jasper Genkins

(left),

first-year

The Canadian Federation of Students works with students against tuition increases on both national and provincial levels ing post-secondary schools to the

MARC HULET

Duff

individual,” It’s

time for students to tighten

their purse strings

Kraft Dinner

and invest

in

stocks.

Canada

Statistics

recently

said.

govemment

that the

He added

sees funding

post-secondary education as helping individuals, rather than looking at

it

society benefits

it

well as colleges, has declined as

great strides in repairing the

have increased. But what many college and uni-

tuition fees

may

versity students that

they

change

is

powerless to

not

are

not realize

socially

He

said

from

and economically.” students could make

from 2000-2001 showed government funding for universities, as

dam-

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

achieve

1981 and, according to their Web site, is designed to “provide stu-

He

some

pretty

wonderful

things."

pointed

to

students

in

dents with an effective and united

Quebec who worked together and have managed to maintain free

voice, provincially and nationally.

college tuition for those

was recognized

it

that

be truly effective

for students to

in

representing their collective interests to the federal

governments,

it

and provincial

was

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.

Ontario.

and

together to convince the to reduce the increase

rallied

from 10 per cent

to

two per cent

for five years.

On all

Oct. 31 of this year students across North America, Latin

America and

Caribbean are

the

getting organized to create public

awareness issues and

'

post-secondary

for

to put pressure

on the

Alberta.

New Brunswick

Nova

Scotia

are the worst

provinces for turning a blind eye to the funding crisis, according to

in the

is

trying

to

transfer the responsibility of fund-

“...

to raise the

we have

20 per

ering tuition by

cent

chairperson for

government tried tuition - and they did

rather attend university are

CFS

“The individual’s choice of what they are going to do for their entire

now

being limited. College plays.a very important role in our society but it should be an individlife is

whether

uals choice

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-

getting

with

involved

go

to

Duff said students have been forced to find ways to compensate for increased tuitions. are

part time.

But there are

CFS

the

event

directly at

debt

burden.

So is

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

mation.

before

it's

Duff said it is becoming more and more apparent that economics

added

that

Newfoundland

“In

and

Labrador, through working together.

we

ha\'e pressured the

govem-

into lowering tuition for col-

lege and university by 20 per cent over the past two years. That's

are

Web

www.cfsontario.ca and they

playing

whether a

a

factor

in

chooses

to

larger

student

attend university or college neither.

-

or

in

effect,

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

before.

However, on the positive side Smelski said she believes the new^

wing

will help "substantially" to

make

things less crowded.

He

are currenth living

with the worst-case scenario.

"We're headed towards a twopost-secondary system where there will be well-funded and tier

extremely expensive

accommodate

that

many

extra students," she said Smelski also added. “Certainly

w e keep getting some sense of feedback and information that

if

will help."

.An

called

site

Internet

schoolfinder.com

has

lips

on

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.

we

were

they

younger than

year

"It will

would be more than happy to help them out with materials and infor-

years in Manitoba.

said

other ways

could contact the site at

He

working while

and sympathy." Duff said students, working w ith the CFS, have also managed to

port

to col-

lege or university.”

what's happening, to

Internet site called

on planning for the double cohort

limitations to attend college.

the

the

go\'emments

An

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

...”

misunderstood.”

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

as well.

Joel Duff,

tuition

who

students

attending post-secondary tions and many are only attending

pressured

the government into low-

country to this day.

"Any time

would

little

yet.

institu-

who want

and the lowest university

ment

^

^ iVhe govemment

it

many

said

more students

“Students working together can

this pattern.

At the lime,

During the mid-’ 90s tuition fees in Ontario were increasing by 10 per cent each year and students

govemment

from a societal view.

“Our entire

released a report stating that data

He

pretty significant.”

“a

is

Students not powerless By

is

She said although the

institutions.'

The

article says the best

gel into competitive

ways

to

programs are

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.


News

— SPOKE, September 30, 2002

Page 2

Kids eat well at Doon Daycare GRAHAM

By JULIE There

is

a place on Conestoga

Doon campus where

College’s

English muffins are served for breakfast, homemade lasagna is

warm

considering

removing

machines and,

in

anced lunch and nutritious snacks. Nemec hopes serving the kids healthy meals encourages a healthy

in

More

lunch,

for

per

50

than

cent

of

-Canadians are overweight. In April, the

University

of Saskatchewan

vending

2004, high schools

Los Angeles and Texas

ban

will

soft drinks.

Nemec

said the vending

at the college are

lifestyle.

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-

machines

not available to the

children at the centre. She also said removing the machines could be a

good idea but

it

depends on what

is

machine.

a study which found Canadian kids the most obese, com-

in the

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

machines.

Blance.

diabetes, arthritis

and asthma. In a recent article in The Guelph Mercury, Doreen Henderson, a dietician with the Wellington-

that

student or staff

member

Doon

at the

released

Daycare Centre, you are out of luck. a supervisor at the

Nemec.

Violet

snacks

nutritious

"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.

lot

So

soup,

if

of pre-made, packaged chicken noodle

we have

doesn't

it

come from

a can.

Betty will buy fresh chicken and put fresh vegetables in the soup. If

we have

lasagna. she will

make

it

from scratch," said Nemec. "Families these days are on the go and it is not like it was 30 or 40 years ago where

mom

was

at

home

and you had homemade dinners every night. Both parents are usually working and busy,” she said.

The

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

little

of

the

in

know

that

good thing

is

it

have

to

there but the cafeteria

is

there for the healthier snacks,” she said, adding kids can always leave the school and

go

to

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-

Health

Journal, child obesity rates

from

15 to

jumped

30 per cent between 1981

and 1996. The major cause

of

inactivity

“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

TV

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

We

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.

parents

less

High schools throughout Canada and the U.S. are trying to help eliminate the problem. School officials are

Day

nutritious

at

snacks

will

ing,

have

them, but usually

coming back to me and sayT made the same thing that Betty

made it’s

treats for

but

my kids

won’t eat

it

because

Public Speaking Anxiety

thinking about doing a presentation.

Civic.

Select your program/course/assignments to be “safe" from having to

make

a

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

then

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

1

smoking.

contestant must then remain until

Nov.

1

5 to qualify

front of friends, family or classmates.

4)

This

Make an appointment with a

counsellor

Student Services.

tobacco use and second hand smoke. According to the Canadian Cancer Society 45,000 people die on average a year from tobacco use.

They estimate

Services

(Room 2B02)

that this year

to agree to a urine test to screen for

Hancock is planning on some information about the

its

third year

is

now

and history

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

1

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

the

Simcoe

District

Health Unit, Peterborough County-

from the disease. Joy Hancock, the Conestoga College nurse, thinks the contest is a great idea. She believes that we

will die

all

should work towards a healthy smoke free environment.

and

you need someone

To go

register online for the contest

the

to

SOMEONE YOU KNOW.

CALL 1-800-BANTING ASSOCIATION I

DIABETES ASSOCIATION

CANADIENNE I

DU DIAB^E

site

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

they

the con-

and any other health concerns

may

have.

lite,

the Canadian Diabetes Association.”

in

Web

www.quitsmokingontario.ca. The Web site also provides tips on how to effectively quit smoking and

to turn to. Call

Carol Seto, dietitian

getting

contest

soon.

City Health Unit, and the Halton

CANADIAN

A Message from Student

particularly

136,900 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2002 and 66,200

HELP in

is

important in light of the effects of

in

and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice

Long Term

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

.

shelf

Ministry of Health and

‘When diabetes enters your

Join a Public Speaking Anxiety group, offered through Student Services

(2B02)

daily

a

ants

situations with graduated levels of risk.

Accident

smoking.

the

and

Industrial

Prevention Association also took part in the organization, while CTV Incorporated and the Ontario

Sept.

is

The Quit Smoking contest

.

The

area.

entrant

entering

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

which

Unit,

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

has

and

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;

The

provincewide Quit Smoking 2003 contest is fast approaching. The contest is open to any

for a

speech.

be the perfect time to smoking, especially if you have a chance to win a Honda

smoke-free

presentation.

Now may

quit

The

Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a

Health

Region

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”.

register for

win a Honda Civic.

who

Feel extreme anxiety

to

morning and once and a while we

and

chance

the

in

following?

when

arettes

Throw out your cigContest for your 2003 Smoking the Quit

the perfect time to quit smoking.

home.

often struggle with the issues of food

offer

(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

don’t

released a report on childhood obesity. It found inactivity was a major

Dufferin-Guelph

Nemec.

provincial

I

necessarily a

store for snacks if they

She said the centre follows the rules

are going to see the pop, the

Unit,

longer depend-

ing on the weather," said

“You


News

'T

SPOKE, September ,

30,

2002

— Page raa' 3

I

internet aggravates students By

IA N

ROSS

that allows for fast Internet surfing.

Conestoga students living in residence are becoming more and more frustrated with the speed

and

of the Internet. ^ Soon students will have

avail-

ability

ed

Internet

increase ol

use

because of the

people living

in

resi-

dence and the amount of heavy downloads people are making. Last year near the end of the semester,

students

living

in

first

resi-

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

games

or

use software

such as

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

faster,’’

Gravelle, a police foundations stuliving

in

When

residence.

there’s

no way they can’t afford

Last year Gravelle tions

on Internet

like the idea they yffar

“We

use.

came up with

now

When Internet

asked about affects

how

his

the slow

desperate yet as students can

new moderated, management the

students

if

says.

A

not

schoolwork

be able to hold

all

it’s

Kazaa.

Gravelle replied:

that students

down-

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

can use.

loading eats up precious bandwidth

The

it

students will just have to persevere and put up with the slow connection until the new system comes into play. Last

includes

still

student can help with a solution.

last

shutting that for

surfing that

Conestoga College Web page. Notices have been posted around

to provide information about the problem and how each

anyway.’’

Management says

their

all

residence

didn’t

Kazaa on

of downloads.

Internet

the

restric-

but they went ahead with

games.

Internet

bandwidth, they can only use basic

was upset

about the decision to place

or

After students have used

it.’’

help control

lists full

applications

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

said Brent

even had problems connecting to the Internet last year due to students leaving programs like Morpheus or all

wilt

and come up

figure this out before

with a solution dent

restrict-

having log-in passwords. Residents have to log-in when using the

frustrating that they didn’t

“It’s

pisses

me

The

“It doe.sn’t.

seem

situation doesn’t

research

It

just

off.”

done,

although

be

to

still

get

takes

it

awhile.

Residents

are

anxiously

still

waiting for a solution that will be

The new solution to be put forward this year will involve students

fair for

for

everyone and yet

still

(Photo by Ian Ross)

allow

Brent Gravelle, 19,

downloads and gaming.

restrictions

isn’t

looking forward to the

expected any day now

new

Internet

at the college residence.

Library offers up-to-date services Newest database

offers science

By JASON MIDDLETON The learning resource

centre’s

resources

date

phlets,

something that

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

database.

The addition of

this

stu-

dents access to up- to-date

sci-

(rnoro oy oiaoay

iviui^ttmiy)

famous This

Senior LASA students Adam Kahquee and Brooke Miersch )rush up on their ethics outside the new cafeteria in E-wing on

online

scientists.

number of

brings the databases hosted by

learning resource centre

the

(LRC)

to

eight.

Sept. 19.

The Last year.

LRC

also has

many

other

information,

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.”

with

library technician

their

class) in their

Library technician Shari Gross the reference books “one stop shopping,” because you can

calls

stresses Gross.

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

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Commentary

— 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

it

for the U.S. to eliminate the potential threat

strikes.

However, when weighing evidence against mmour,

it

becomes

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.

Despite

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,

is

shadow over other

efforts

by Saddam

to achieve better political

relations.

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,

Saddam

ten'orist links to the

is

not threatening the

Problems are better discussed

U.S or any other country.

The Its

UN is strongly against attacking Iraq at this point in time.

position

is

to wait

and see

results of the

weapons inspections

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

national laws.

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

In addition.

grab the reins of Iraq?

Would

the successor be a democrat or

The look of pure on

belief

And

lege are professionally trained and

Daniel

can say, without a doubt,

I

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

my memory.

most shocking moment of my life was seeing my friend in a coffin after he committed suicide. So far 2002 has been the hardest

Roth Opinion

I

the situation because they are not

found dealing with the suicide

was overwhelming on top of everything

I

through

wish

my my

me

friend had

life

there

my

I

By

was excited about

to another year of school. I

down.

I

thought

I

could handle 30

hours of work before school, 25

hours of school a week and the

But

homework on I

top of

wasn’t expecting

my

car to

die just before Christmas, and to

getting out of bed.

year,

me

But

it

was

sellors at

lem

through

my control. All I

my

times for stories, and

I

problems.

knew

amazing people, but

embarrassed going

happen. is

will help.

And I wish

that

people would

when someone

them has a problem to

open up.and

talk

My biggest wish

they

had shared

I still

friends

to them.

it

matter what someone

realize that

counsellors in the school several

all

of

counsellors or support groups.

I’ve interviewed most of the

were

totally out

And

overcome

to

wish there wasn’t a need for

I

the efforts of the coun-

deal with

hell last year.

had

going through, sharing the prob-

and I’m thankful

Conestoga College who

me

No

I

for their unconditional support.

felt

it.

end of the school year

felt like

were

I

could do was watch

friends helped

helped

could hardly get

got worse

It

went through

I

the problems

went on.

most of the

through a day without breaking

extra

the

My

can change so

friends and looking for-

April

certainly wasn’t expecting

be harassed by someone for

hardly

person’s

By

I

almost the entire year.

done the

suddenly, for example, last year in

ward

problem,” she said.

And

as the year

difficult time.

same.

A

emotionally involved with the

story published in Spoke.

to

others,

including a counsellor, helped

I

receive negative feedback on a

had already been through.

Communicating with

can be more objective about

lor

year I’ve lived through.

seeing

stance as a hindrance to that peace.

All of the counsellors in the col-

dis-

the

September

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

and

his parents’ faces will

forever be a part of

another

Saddam? In a country so filled with anti-Americans would really be no question, says a study by Patrick

terror

It

was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But it was worth it.

If

about is

that

need

it.

my

friend

his problems. All of his

would have supported him.

he would have maybe

visit

close to

that they

him

in

we

could

person instead of his

grave.

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SPOKE, September

30,

2002

— Page 5

Marching for AIDS and HIV awareness By DIANA O’NE ILL

AIDS

million for

organizations

in

communities. The 2001 walk results for Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and area were $20,000. This year’s goal is $35,000. their

Clouds kept

their distance as the

Waterloo Region Aids Walk 2002 got

underway

on

22

Sept.

at

Victoria Park in Kitchener, the 13th

year

at that location.

Approximately

Executive Director of ACCKWA,

Rob Alexander, nating

who

Alexander,

their support for those infect-

Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA).

the

p.m. and also ended there. The

theme “Youth

for ...

Individual

this

year’s

Protecting

walk was

Our

Future.”

walkers joined

local

businesses officials, students and

church group members.

AIDS Walk Canada

is

the largest

fundraising and awareness-raising

event for

HIV and AIDS

information booths were set up throughout the park with

a

Celine Dion song.

rendition

Drew

of a

has been

Last year alone, 52,000 Canadians raised more than $2.6

of helping out,” said Drew, adding

event for seven years.

“It’s

my way

to represent oth-

a personal level,

I

like to see

said,

adding he likes to see people coming together.

WA

did

years.

HIV-positive

community’s support,” he

by signing their names. Miss Drew, a local drag queen

enthusiastically participating in the

country.

“On

Committee

the

in

an important tool

pamphlets and awareness ribbons. There was also a tent where people were encouraged to show support

performer,

two

for is

himself, considers the walk to be ers suffering.

Many

has been co-ordi-

event

the

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

from AIDS.

people 120 their walking shoes to

turned out in

show

The money raised through donations and sponsorships goes

he

Troy Knowe, 29, of Kitchener, has volunteered for the

AIDS Walk

two years and has been a member of ACCKfor the past

for six years.

Knowe

committed to the cause “because the main focus this year was youth. It’s something I’m passionate and care about - protecting is

our future.”

(Photo by Janine Toms)

On

220 women participated downtown Kitchener.

Sept. 19 approximately

Back the Night march

in

the Take

in

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

“Women

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,

women

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

the

way

were encouraged to shout words of support from the sidelines. Take Back the Night marches Kitchener-

in occurred have Waterloo since 1984.

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in

Victoria Park, Kitchener, Sept. 22.

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But behind

quick bottle

-

flips

there

is

an

art,

and it has to do with how a drink is made. For Debra Wilson, a teacher of Conestoga’s bartending techniques course, that art

say

business for more

life.

Ultimately she had hoped to turn her trade into a restaurant of her

much

look

What may come

suit, this

some

to

“No one

has a clue what’s

class

students

though,

to

start

ceptions about bartending

You have to have a sense of humour in this business, Wilson

amount of money that is made. always thinks “Everybody

says.

they’re reveals,

sometimes

going to make

money when

it’s

ear.

Wilson has already picked up several of the names of her students, simply by listening to their

knowledge

to

somebody

came

Now

across the position while

was

(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.”

“Being

She had found a new calling and bartending soon became her life-

bartender,

a

I

was

atmosphere of having a good time,” she says about

always

work.

in the

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the bar at

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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

is

Barb Kraler

But once you get past the raw facts, the real

On

Mature Student

Joy Tomasevic

September 17

Ongoing

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throughout Semester

Community

night

Using

make more

for her

dream of owning “maybe one ...

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when you

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there that she learned her

GROUP

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is

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lots

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

move.”

only beginning to bartend her.self She started out at the Flying Dutchman, a former Kitchener bar. It

And

depending on where you are working, you have to be watching every

college’s continuing education sys-

tem,

But knows

a fast-moving business and

“It’s

wants to own a business,” she says. Wilson, who has been teaching the course for 23 years through the

the

ment.

conversations.

else that

is

they work in a bar,”

dream slipped away. So she did the next

my

all

notice her spark and personality.

However, she does say ble depending on the

guess I'm just passing on

in a

using a premix,” Wilson says. Still one of the biggest miscon-

says Wilson. “But

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a

pina colada because they are

more about having a sharp eye and

best thing and

make

drink from scratch.

like

But as she

art to others.

a

as a surprise to

how

learning

is

own. But as the years passed by the

she taught this

it

like

tequila sunrise,” Wilson says.

Coyote Ugly. Within moments of beginning the

became a way of

a tequila sunrise, then

it’s

should pretty

mother 40-something-year-old hardly looks like your hard and sassy bar manager from movies

smooth moves and

his

in this

than 25 years. Wearing a black dress

Tom Cruise made bartending look easy in his 1988 film Cocktail.

woman

conservative-looking

this

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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-

eners,

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Roomies adjust By KATE

SPOKE, September

VANDEVEN

D.

could be an invasion of personal space. But since he and his room-

male,

either

not only a time for stu-

is

know

room-

their

mates, but also a time for students

know

to get to

Sometimes

themselves.

and

likes

Deciding

dislikes

Jackson, 21, of Waterloo and Kallie

are.

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

if

each other but

they like

they brought

stranger are just that

students

They

about them-

learn

to

selves while living in residence.

Genevieve

a

resi-

living

pair

to

“according

Criteria such as likes

personalities

when

at

interests.”

and

and age are

(Photo by Kate D. VandeVen)

dislikes,

all

looked

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

work out

the situation.

Second-year accounting student Matt Ball, 19, of Hanover, said that

he likes living with a roommate it’s fun and he always has

because

someone

to talk to.

because he

He

also likes

it

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.

The

Seaforth,

said

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-

roommate

is

that

a

nies

participated

career in

fair,

this

in

making

it

year’s

the largest fair

North America.

“The career fair is an excellent for companies to build awareness, promote themselves and scope

way

competition,”

neighbouring

said

Georgina Mellas, human resources

MDS

co-ordinator for

company has

Sciex.

participated

in

The the

career fair the past six years, and is never disappointed with the out-

come.

MDS

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

house

test specialist,

among

“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

Mellas.

The

career fair

was a

tunity for students

great oppor-

and alumni

to

research employers as well as net-

work with area company officials. The event allowed job seekers to investigate

industry

requirements and Clarica

was

growth, job

company

policies.

recruiting graduates

Park to fair.

the

most popular companies

involved, with students having to

wait in line in order to speak to rep-

Many companies were However,

at the

students

career

could

not fair.

apply

online.

Most of the

electrical engineer and buyer.

RIM

Companies such as Bell Canada. RBC bank, IBM. and RIM were

accepting resumes

including a product

at

take part in the admission free

and co-op students. They were promoting six jobs and four co-op

were available,

own

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

returns

to

at the

RIM

job

fair

Park

in

were

many

other companies that

at the fair the

Peel Regional

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

right

as difficult.”

you

for

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

^

students.

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.

j

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

all

those past issues as well as the current ones and then,

cate their successor.

February.

Unlike

with your roommate, the best thing to do- is talk everything out in the first few days and decided your rules

about

for Clarica.

resentatives.

that

a marketing stu-

is

lonely.

living

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

Student advocacy

our company and how great we are,” said Moira Wilton, recruiter

job opportunities to

placements

who

CSI advertisement

had available, from customer service representa-

career fair

to

Blais said in order to get along

Career fair allows companies to increase their profile a bang after

it

outburst.

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

talk

Irish, who is an early childhood education student, said she likes having a roommate

and

up

students

similar

to

would

space but enjoys having someone around all the time. She thinks that

profile which, as Blais stated, allows

residence

each other.

each other as soon as the problem

Jackson,

out a personality

fill

to

dent, said she likes to have her

styles

dence, students

up

it

also think that they

become a huge

are different personalities, different

and different schedules. However, before moving into

arise,

arose instead of wailing for

manager at the residence, said some of the biggest problems with roommates Blais,

any were to

if

they would think of a solution before

with a friend or with a some of the things

living

St.

Like the others, roommates Leslie

not allow people to figure out what their

of

19,

a

in

other.”

home does

living at

woodworking

Tateishi,

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

Mike

Catharines live

bachelor or

a

second-year

student

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

2002

30,

Perhaps the hardest part

if

the issue •

in

being an advocate

is

,

make

the sacrifice a student advocate will

of others.

is

not resolved, eduu

i

to help

u thousands

-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

But

it's

.

not the

that students will

succeed because of that extra effort that drives the student advocate. -Jody Andruszkiewicz

CSi events programmer/co-ordinator

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Life

on campus

Adam

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

3.

We

(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

(Photo by

James

Doyle)

Kitchener firefighters responded to a false alarm on Sept. 19 at Conestogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Doon campus. A ly

fire pull

station

was

activated

in

the

new E-wing

at approximate-

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&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doon campus after the school held resources, said the

drill

went smoothly. The next

drill will

be held

in

its first fire drill

early January.

of the

new

school year on Sept. 17. Barry Milner, manager of physical

(


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SPOKE, September

30,

2002

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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

{t'nolo

)

poster filling

out and handing

in

order forms to Imaginus employees.

electrical

a new addition to the college

engineering technician student, checks

Conestogaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sanctuary on Sept. 19.

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engineering technician student, Robert Kennaway, an posters by on Sept. 1 9 and 20. Students bought Sanctuary the in sale held electrical

'

uy

in

is

Dan

Valkos, a psychic entertainer,

was a popular

attraction in

Conestoga

s

Valkos three questions on Sanctuary on Sept. 18. Students were invited to ask anything from love to health.


News

— SPOKE, September 30, 2002

Page 10

Broadcasting grads of

impressed by new

facilities

Thumell said not everything has changed with the broadcasting

Bv BRANDI STEVENSON The broadcasting program come a long way in 25 years.

77

has

department

in the past

He warned

25 years.

the 1977 graduates

of the program toured the broadcasting facilities as part of their 25

surprised at what hasn’t changed in

Sept.

14,.

“For

many

of them,

time that they’ve

was

it

the first

come back

to the

college since they graduated,” said

Mike Thumell, program co-ordinator

of the broadcasting, radio and said

the

grads

pleased to see a fully digital radio station.

They were

were

TV and

especially

impressed with the radio station because it can now be accessed outside

of

cases.”

explained that some of the equipment they use is the same.

the

“Some of

the actual sets

we

use

are 25 years old.”

He

added that although other

areas of the school have changed, the physical layout of the broad-

television program.

Thurnell

some

college.

However,

casting

area

is

still

the

same.

“We’ve knocked down a few walls and some things have gotten painted, but it hasn’t changed as dramatically as

third years. first

More

than 80 per cent of college

students are drinkers according to

He

year reunion.

SANDHAM

Bv CARLA

the grads before the

90-minute tour that they “might be

On

Alcohol, a big commodity for college spirit events

some of

the other parts of

the college,” said Thumell.

a recent study of Canadian colleges and

is

“For some

time on their

there to stop

their

“I

own and no one

this

it’s

them from doing

anything.”

Eric

Lingenfelter,

a

first-year

engineering student, said he drinks about 10 beers every night

civil

universities.

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,

lifestyle

change

lifestyle

healthier

a

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

become

many

tolerant to

of the

unpleasant effects of alcohol, such as hangovers or alcohol poisoning. Therefore, she added, they drink

college or university.

Canadian

statistics,

reported 76

per cent of males and 61 per cent of females between the ages of 19

and 24 drink

regularly.

“It’s (drinking) definitely a part

of the whole college experience,” said Brent Gravelle, a second-year police foundations

how you meet Jody

student.

“It’s

people.”

CSI

Andruszkiewicz,

events programmer/co-ordinator, also agreed college and drinking

go hand

in hand.

“Alcohol

is

sort of a motivator

for students,” he said during an

interview in the college’s located in the Sanctuary.

new He

bar,

said

CSI events held at the college would not be as well attended without alcohol. “I

would love

it

if

drinking was

not the key, but in reality

it is.”

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.

Even students

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Andruszkiewicz,

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said

many

will drink to get drunk. This

feat

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without

is

commonly

referred to as

binge drinking.

“College binge drinking is more of an issue than ever,” said researcher Henry Wechsler in his

book Dying

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.

added

that other things he did while he was smashed will serve

only as memories of what being in college was like.

Andruszkiewicz

said

binge

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

drink.

The scenario proved for Gravelle.

second or

He

to

be true

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.

else was.

more than their bodies can handle and may not recognize the damage it’s

causing.

Hancock

said long-term effects of binge drinking can include heart and liver disease, inflammation

of the stomach as well as

alcohol addiction.

Andruszkiewicz,

who

quit drink-

“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,

And

to

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.

is in

said,

a policy

which

many

limits

stu-

drinks as they

have hands on each

trip to the

place at the college.

bar


News

Spending money By VALENTINA

RAPOPORT

hours of class including co-op

at

SPOKE, September

relieves stress

a

day care and also works 20 hours a week at a Rogers AT &T local

you are a student

It'

living

in

Ontario chances arc you are finan-

call centre. “1

cially stressed.

According

Canada, Ontario students were found to have the second highest rate of debt in

to Statistics

Canada next

to students in

I

do

lot 1

of free time, try

enjoy

to

dent.

By IZABELA ZARZYCKA

And

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.

College

Aecording

annual

Canada

Statistics

on tuition fees released in August 2002 sho yi/f d the average debt amongst Ontario students report

graduation

after

when

be $25,000.

“We

said

the average debt

students

amongst Ontario was $8,690.

have a lineup by p.m.,” Flood who referred to the pub’s business as “huge” since the start

is

to

a increase from 1990

Student organizations such as the

I

new school

of the

to relieve

years.

make much worries

financial

by the Canadian Federation of Students last November, worrying about

money

number cause amongst students in

of stress Canada. “I

1

help

Erin

'Wakutz,

advertising

student

College. Wakutz,

a at

first-year

Conestoga

who was

able to

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

itself,”

So how do

students

deal with

teachers that the college provides.

a cycle that won’t

Many Conestoga to relieve stress

local bars

students

by going out

seem to the

and pubs.

“Going out and forgetting about

the last thing students

at bars

For example,

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.

much

stressful

Seneca College

Going

“I received

as

much

of

it

year and

as I’d hate to admit

it

some

probably does go towards

my

manage

week

I

will

go out and

spend some money.” to the local

would

“I

my

play

pub

isn’t the

home and

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-

right

now

at

school but the

students practise

on the

clients at

the hospital.

Debra

Riley, a

second semester

with a four-year degree program.

my

work,” she said.

The 19-year-old student

to KitchenerWaterloo’s Grand River Hospital to get hands-on experience. The

travelling

ing program

out very often.

school responsibilities first,” she said, adding, “If it’s been a

in

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

they need.”

College, also said she doesn’t go

Conestoga

use what they were taught class

ping with friends.

keting

at

anato-

then the next day they will

student, said the teachers

school and personal finances. “It’s not like I don’t take care of

student

human

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

if

teacher talks about

school books,” she said. Zuzana Zaleta, a secqnd-year

(ECE)

Butler, who receives a Ontario Student Assistant Program loan (OSAP) for her studies, attends 30

taught.

said.

College, said students, need to be

this

18

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

OSAP

said the

is

level of education. In their

that don’t involve

in Kingston, disagrees.

who

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

at

a second .semes-

paycheque.

who worry

spending money,” Sanchez

is

nursing student

faster

mom,

weekends,” said the 21 -year-old Zaleta, who works part student. time at The Bay at Fairview Park

student at the college.

ter

faster

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

Joy Barker

said Patricia Sanchez, a

nursing student

stress?

semester nursing student, said that a year and a half “is just

members

19-year-old

person.

makes most students

that

stress doesn’t

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,”

Conestoga

enough time” to be in school. $he also added that she “learns a lot” from the experienced

sense to other

community

at

a year and half long

Rachelle Quiroz, a second

year.

students.

the

is

happy.

mother of two Kitehener college

is

myself stressed often,”

find

said

the

is

financial

“It turns into

to a poll released

and

of the community.

affect student lifestyles?

According

The program

1

thrilled

duration.

its

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

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— SPOKE, September 30, 2002

Page 12

Lab helps students succeed remind students of various

to

By HALLEY McPOLIN

tasks, or

The adaptive technology computit is more

simply get their attention

necessary.

if

Leslie Cates, 25, a peer tutor

er lab, or literacy lab as

and ATA,

commonly known,

student that utilizes

a specialized

is

computer lab available exclusively to students with disabilities and Conestoga at needs special which

lab,

located on the

is

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,

ATA,

at the lab.

new

here are training

“Our

new

is

in

duties

your program,

20 hours of "For a

a bit too hectic

there’s

no way

they'll get

school after the

an opportunity

Beer of the students

lab.

who

first

to

(Photo by Halley McPolin)

and special needs student Leslie Cates, 25, demonstrates some

Peer tutor ware available dents to test

think

in

find

this is

“There are some

could not function

.

in

is

to

they to

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

loo."

One of

it

if

be helpful enough

buy the equipment. “It’s important that students know this is available to them and

.

cy lab

different types

actually

school

.

many

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

good

get anything

to

The

the features of the literathe opportunity for stu-

an opportunity to advance their

is

adjusted

who may be

senthe

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

skills

used a computer in their lives. “That’s what we’re here for,” she

dents notes to allow them to fol-

low

their

One of the most commonly used software in the lab is Inspiration, a visual learning tool that creates a graphical representation of stu-

own

visual thought pat-

of the school

many of also

is

exposed

and

to,

the computers themselves

have

hardware

different

attached to them such as larger

terns.

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

ity

the

would

lab

literacy

encourage students with

like

to

disabili-

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

control

gives

says.

Message board

miiHes

lighting in the lab

for those students

of the specialized soft-

the literacy lab.

of tools, sign them out and,

through

week,

may be

creates a

done,” Cates says.

training.

who

it

The lab also has a different atmosphere than most at the college. “The open access labs can be

approximate-

of people

lot

is

support system.”

rest ly

a palm pilot, through

other students around that

users (on spe-

after

classes.

She says the lab environment

Beer began as a peer tutor under a government work-study program and eventually graduated to the

ATA

longer

also beneficial. “Because there are

peer tutor functions as well.”

position of

like

the purchasing program.

doing research on possible software to introduce, plus

port.

Ml 00,

Palm

adaptive software,) user sup-

cial

these

Inspiration and has also purchased

also an adaptive technology assistant, or

some of

of students

her

during

and eyesight difficulties, learning disabilities and more. Nicole Beer. 21. a computer pro-

gramming

lot

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

College.

The

“A

tools.

also a special needs

is

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change and made the decision

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challenging,” she added.

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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

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aren’t going to be very happy,”

said Tibbits.

“We

are going to be

asking questions.”

Also during the meeting, which was held in the Guild

Room (Room

128) at the colin

was unani-

as

the

new

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.

“It’s

or not you got into the

Top

12.”

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members More than 23 have a doctm*

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SPOKE, September

ended

— Page 13

2002

30,

with pride

CIHACEK

“They arc

she said.

killing

the

Shias.” “1

cannot study Islam, they arc thought Layla

terrorists,”

all

However, Bhimji docs not think Bush is Saddam’s ally. “Bush wants to finish the job his

Bigelli

while searching for the ideal

that

reli-

gion about 20 years ago.

Now

volunteers

Catholic

local

Islamic

a

for

father

Roman

the former

organization and works on a book

about her

life

The

part

first

.lourney this

of the

year as a booklet.

my

“It is

into

to

“We

work on

r /o Atvyv' the

the

is

a ter-

to

be afraid

to talk

their possible hideouts.

hesitation, keeping her voice low,

making sure nobody was

listen-

ing.

Surrounded English

by

and

Arabic

While speaking of the situation in Middle East, Hudda described

books, her hair

Islamic

the

covered with a headdress called a hijab, Bigelli revealed that she

Roman

raised in a strict

Catholic

never

was my

felt in

Christianity.

“I

pray to Jesus

my

Saleem

Bhimji, 29, stands outside the Islamic Humanitarian Service at 81 Hollinger Cr.

worked

never wanted to

whom

they always

started to study various

“At that time

I

was working

multicultural centre.

And when

years ago and started volunteering

after

Islamic

the

1979. Revolution of Iran in However, she changed her mind a later

when

a co-

worker gave her the Qur’an. “I felt it was a wonderful book, beautiful

Bigelli said.

and easy

“And

it

to

made

read,”

sense.”

she read a book about the Shia sect, which is one of the main Islamic sects, and her converafter,

after they learned that she

I

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

at the

was so

they crucified Christ.” Bigelli feared Muslims

Bigelli converted to Islam three

for the

Islamic

community soon

“I am so proud to be a Muslim,” she said, stressing every word.

Islamic

Humanitarian

'

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

tries

Bigelli

“sisters.”

However, she has become

alienated from her

own

family.

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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.

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W. Bush and his whole family are “known to love

security resolutions than any other

wars.”

country

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.”

“And

President George

Bigelli said the

Bigelli explained that

Saddam

is

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

has

“Israel

in

yet

Council

more

violated

the

talks

he said.

world.”

nobody

in

the Security

about

bombing

Israel.”

Bigelli suggested the

erage of the conflict “All

you

hear

is

media covbiased.

about

is

the

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.”

(the Iraq,”

Canada and one in England. Its main a«lj>'ities are assisting food banks, helping Third World coun-

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

You may

a

refused to say anything more.

after.

The

became

Muslim. “They feel that I have humiliated and embairassed them.” Bigelli said she is divorced and her children live in Toronto but

surprised.”

Layla Bigelli, a volunteer at the Islamic Humanitarian Centre,

SHOP

ty

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

Kitchener.

humiliated,

a

oppressed and disgraced communi-

flict.

sion slowly began.

religions but

about

in

for the organization for three years.

heart that this

told us to pray to.”

So she

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Bhimji has

religion," she said about

Palestinians as

the

was

family in Toronto.

Soon

“He

associates,” she said after a short "«P*"

about.

so

Saddam

like

“They should look into the homes of Saddam’s family and

WWWMt-hllifilutiti

it

reading

not

seemed

Bigelli

Lord ond Moiikind.

seems that she will always have something interesting to write

“1

do

about weapons of mass destruction

of the book.

And

the Iraqi pres;

ror.”

and

lished to finance her. rest

try

still

in there.”

dent.

inter-

Journey to Islam was pub-

go

the case to

same opinion about

Service in Kitchener.

My

“I

they do not have any

if

Hussein.” said Bigelli.

Humanitarian

Islamic

make

remove said.

But Bigelli and Bhimji have the

humanitarian service

a library beside her office

in

the

to do. to

proof of weapons they will

from

it

an

birth on,” said Bigelli in

view

ISLAMIC

think even

introduction into Islam,

how my mind ventured

at

My

book,

was published

Islam,

to

new Muslim.

as a

was not able

Saddam from power,” he

KITCHENER-WATERI^O


News

— SPOKE, September 30, 2002

Page 14

CTV’s new line-up offers Bv LESLEY LEACHMAN

anyone unless there

to

TV

nothing else on that time of year again.

It’s

the season for the launch of

new

television

a fresh line-up for this

CTV

has

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,

show

more on developing a decent

stars Peter

foresee

who

wild undercover cops

own

play by

the parents of

teenaged daughters named

two

show. The plot

the

In

Bridget

minutes

first five

was a

there

Kaley Cuoco) and Carrie (played by Amy Davidson). There is absolutely nothing this

It

you can

features Bridget as the stereotyp-

blonde

ical

girl

that

cares about

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

is

high-speed chase.

However,

you don’t care

action Fastlane

Bridget.

you, as

Her

The

sister

episode consisted of

first

out brainless lines such

as;

“We’re

and “Omigawd! Dad said ‘scammed!’” Her sister Carrie, on the other hand, thong

the

is

generation!”

quite distressed because she does-

n't

rest

have a date for the dance. The of the time the girls spend being

embarrassed by their “uncool” dad

who Due

Just isn’t

this

I

wouldn’t recommend

is

for

it

definitely not for

stars

rock

in the sense that there is

at

said:

OK, we’ve

sat

got lots

of stunts, sex scenes and catch lines .

.

.

now

In the

all

we need

first

Van's partner

a plot.

is

episode of the show. is killed in a gunfight

90210) plays

boss and is horShe attempts to play

their

ribly miscast.

several students

crowded

of the

they could to the band.

of the stage, that

to the front

floor, trying to get as close as

Good and

longer subject to the authorities of

he’s like with his family.

successful geisha in Japan’s history.

lifestyle, a

any teenaged

make fun of each to

other but

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

still

our society, the

in 1994.

making it up as go along.”

“I’m just

I

Matthew Good,

The band broke up

in

2001

late

after the release of their last

album

Audio of Being and now have a new drummer. But it sounded like vintage

Good

as he lead off with

Generation

X-Wing and

draped around

is

tied

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

would

talk about her life

a fitting

way

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

By ANDREA

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION

SMITH

R.

She includes a story of young woman living in

new

Unpredictability,

and a new

start is

Survivor has

Survivor

challenges

what the

latest

in store for us.

medicai attention if you have any of these symotoms.

who

party

event

the

attended a

with

the

her.

woman

may be more subtle, Iwasaki explains, but the basic desire for a provider remains the

culture

same.

and new

and Jake choose their own tribes., "What a shock! Also, what a disappointment to those who were

place

takes

five

in

Gentry,

53,

Billingsley, 63, to

chosen

Thailand during the monsoon sea-

last.

“One of

the cool things about

son and contestants have to deal

shooting ‘Survivor’ in Thailand

with driving sheets of rain, says

it

Jeff Probst, the host of Survivor,

on

On

the island of

Ko

Tarutao off

is

gave our production design team a chance to incorporate all of the beauty, the ornate nature of Thailand into our

tribal council,”

on the Early Morning

Thailand’s southwestern coast, 16

said Probst

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

giving terrain,

Each torch was made by hand. If you are wondering when show will end, it doesn’t look

foreboding caves, during the day

rain.

when

add a

the

little bit

first

CBS

of a twist,

seemed

Sept. 19

on

the

time ever the tribes were

first

it

as if for

some

extra

“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

is

already

in

the

According SurvivorNews.net, rumour has works.

to it

that the next location for Survivor is

Brazil.

The

location

is

still

unconfirmed but would mean filn^

excitement. Instead, because the elders are

respected so

architecture.

episode aired on

but that was just for

Seek immediate

dinner

Probst asked the eldest survivors,

going to be separated into gender,

of sjeedt or trouble understanding speech loss

DIZZINESS

life.

expressed her distaste for the geisha tradition, though she was involved with a wealthy elderly man whom she did not love. Our

Jan

Just to

Unsteadini^s or sudden EdK espectaUy with any of the above signs

Iwasaki’s discoveries offer les-

sons in

challenges for contestants

and

TROUBLE SPEAKING

physical.

unpredictability

muggy humidity

Sudden weakness, numbness and/or tingling in the face, atm or 1^

wealthy

Survivor Thailand offers

CBSnews.com.

Astronauts.

was

months, and everyday they would meet, along with a Japanese inter-

al

is

man’s desires, including

During

preter, she

It

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,

geisha’s purpose

formal

desires, including the physical. Golden sat with Iwasaki for sever-

titled

The

She

their lips.

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

VISION PROBLEMS

Temporary

As

culture.

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,

Good

foreign

very differ-

is

and

traditions

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

its

is

culture.

painted a pale white with bright

this

The Matthew Good Band

ent in

behaviour that

Canadian

to

seem

remain close.

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

was formed

depicted in the story

life

a beautiful

softening towards the end.

the group that

to

therefore speak freely about their

the geisha’s waist. Their faces are

Rich Priske

Advertising on Police Cars.

Flashlight

Compared

community and could

the geisha

and

siblings; they fight

members of

songs

as

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

guitarist

increased

size

the

into

confidence of Iwasaki’s thoughts.

builds into a hard rock song before

were waiting for Good and actually in

insight

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

their

at the front

Mineko The reader gains main character

Iwasaki, a geisha.

find the killers.

down and

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

ered

intimate por-

and then elaborately

It

was almost like the writers

Federation Hall.

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-

script

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

Waterloo’s

no

a mistress to the giants of Japan’s industry.

Ozzy

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

singer

lit-

admission into the

ous training that followed. Growing

while Ozzy appears just plain con-

little

were anxiously awaiting the arrival of one of Canada’s most popular

University

televi-

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

You never

from her birthplace as a to her

girl,

until

partner's brother, Deaq, in order to

offers

By JASON NOE

crowd of more than 1,000 people

realistic.

on Canadian

Waterloo rocks along with Matthew i

get.

over a briefcase full of stolen money. Van later teams up with his

it

Tiffany Thiessen (Beverly Hills

with the times.

to the unrealistic nature of

show.

if

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

as

is

Osbourne, his wife and manager Sharon, and their two teenaged children, Kelly and Jack. It is a reality show, like Survivor,

chase.

on the other hand is the plainer one who is jealous of ity.

realistic

It

is

get.

shows. The Osbournes, a show as you can

alistic

sion on Sept. 17 at 10 p.m.

a

gunfight,

By JANINE TOMS

In contrast to both of these unre-

the first time

basic and the characters are about as one-dimensional as

plot. I

vanishing within a season.

The Osbournes debuted earlier in the year on MTV, but was seen for

by

unique about

it

Possibly even a bit too

rules.

with Children) as his

...

They play

(played

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

fall.

Premiering on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.

wife.

absolutely

is

at the time.

Also premiering on Sept. 17 was

It’s

shows and

little

much

in

Thailand,

ing along the

Amazon

remote rainforest

locale.

River

al^


1

Entertainment

SPOKE, September

30,

2002

— Page 15

HOROSCOPE Week of September 30

October

-

supportive

6.

Happy Birthday

of people around you.

in the el'forts

Luckiest day: October

2.

Libra! Libra:

A

September 23

very busy

stressed.

It

would be best

You

will feel a great sense of

your birthday.

good year

is

achievement on

ahead of you

if

6.

you %

maintain a positive outlook on

life.

Scorpio: October 23

March

21

going to be a pain

April 19

-

good week, everything and a surprise towards the end of the week will put a smile on your face. Luckiest day: October 3.

You

Luckiest day: October

May 20

-

out of order

it

until later in the

May

J

-

going

Make

June 21

Make

from harm.

don’t have

December 22

-

January 19

You might

5.

- July 22 you are given the opportunity to make some extra money, do it. If you are working on an

idea

it

M

will start to grow.

Luckiest day: October

August 22 notice all your efforts are

Leo: July 23

You

will

pay

off.

5.

“energy focal point,” between readings at Conestoga College on

- February 18 though you are spreading

is

By CARRIE HOTO

other psychics.

Pisces: February 19

the road

it

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

March 20

-

Think twice before you

Luckiest day: October

starting to

something new. may not seem as good of an start

5.

You will achieve more success than work or school.

point.’’

anticipated in your

Luckiest day: October

said

it

received the

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.

-

him tune

helps

He

crystal that he has

September 22 Someone close to you is going to do something surprising this week. Make sure you are

who

Glassjaw’s second album mixes styles

and health

to

about a

asking

deceased family member. Aaron Lambert, a first-year con-

By TORI SUTTON

struction engineering/architecture

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

He

into his clients.

3.

Virgo: August 23

the readings that he received from

4.

A

Down

,

new album Worship and

adding,

Tribute.

“I

wouldn’t believe

came

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

tical

nursing

think

it’s

-

lead singer Daryl Palumbo’s gutsy

more

in

true.”

first-year prac-

said.

student,

“I

for fun.”

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

for lyrics.

melodic between and hardcore screaming. Palumbo leads the listener on a rocky ride through the album’s

Swaying

vocals

1

followup to the band’s Everything You release

tracks, the

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

workings.

Although the album was produced by famed nu-metal mixer Ross Robinson (Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit), Glassjaw’s sound

(Internet photo)

side.

softer

their

ent

Cambodia has

a

more

Radio

political tone

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

it’s

Web

not surprising

found

inlluences,

isfies

Robinson’s usual genre out of their

Anthrax and the Cure. As an added bonus. Worship and Tribute is an enhanced CD,

release

allowing fans to view videos for Must’ve Run All Day, Apes Dos

Silence's Piano.

Mil and Cosmopolitan Bloodloss.

after finishing a

album.-

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

like

All

tic

group of the band's musical from Bad Brains to

This portion

Apes Dos Mil,

receive

Day and

video

Trailer

Park Jesus allow the band to pres-

is

a real treat for die-

hard fans as Glassjaw has yet to

much

airplay

channels.

lyrics, credits

on music

Additionally,

and contact infomia-

in

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-

Glassjaw’s

an eclec-

the

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

site lists

now

Futures predicted

to quit

idea as you thought.

-

Valkos, a psychic entertainer, uses a quartz crystal as his

Sept. 18.

feel as

unnecessary activities. Luckiest day: October

If

Dan

basis.

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

money you

21

you off

close to you misses your company.

you don’t see on a regular Luckiest day: October 3.

you pay keep you

sure

close attention to your instincts; they will

December

Luckiest day: September 30. Capricorn:

continue for you.

to

-

could catch

surprise

month.

Strange dreams and unusual occurrences are

L

Dl

21

stressful.

to for a while.

will

Someone Gemini:

is

3.

guard. Don’t spend any

is

only get worse unless you do something about

Don’t splurge on anything Luckiest day: October 4. it.

financial

you

neck. If you do what

in the

November 22

Sagittarius:

A your (Inancial situation

21

influence

easily

he or she wants the problem won’t be as

are in-store for a

will fall into place,

Taurus: April 20

November

-

Someone who can Aries:

feel

one project

now.

Luckiest day: October

A

to finish

You’re too busy to multi-task

bel'ore starting another.

right

- October 22 going to make you

is

lil'c

so is

many of those fans. This lacking some of the more

beautiful compositions that can be

found

on

albums,

past

Currently Glassjaw

is

on

like

tour,

summer perform-

ing on Ozzl'est^and

Warped

Tour.

Unfortunately for their fans in the north, the band played their only

Canadian September.

date

in

Toronto

in

ability. “I

was

cynical."

skepticism was diverted when he found there was truth to

His

Although Valkos cannot

own

future, he said, “I

something

is

a

tell

his

know

if

good idea or a bad

idea.”

Valkos said he has an 85

to

90

per cent accuracy rate.

Only 10 per cent of are men. Valkos said,

more

intuitive

tions.”

his clients

“Women

are

with their emo-

He added

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

life

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-

ext.

and ghosts, which includes The course costs $80.25. For more information you can e-mail Valkos at d valkos @hot-

tion

10

classes.

mail.com or visit his Web site www.danvalkospsychic.com.

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Sports

— SPOKE, September 30, 2002

Cup may come back to Canada

Stanley Bv JAMES

K.

DOYLE

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

points

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

plateau.

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

lot

this

Defensively, the team

is

is

may

03 season. First, will be to win the Stanley Cup, but if they are unable to do so, then they will be gunning

be

Maple

should be strong. Edmonton’s blue line boasts the

Captain Daniel Alfredsson looks

quickly

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

Brewer,

25 points last season, he should take an even bigger role in the

Edmonton

attack

season.

this

be the quarterNiinimaa back on the Edmonton power-play and should have Edmonton clicking will again

Smith

all year.

tain

He

is

Edmonton’s cap-

and the defensive

specialist.

finished last season with a plus

14 rating and

a big

is

body who

will

allow Tommy Salo to see almost every shot he faces. The only question mark surrounding Salo will be

miscue

his confidence after his

in

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

who

Leafs,

have ousted the Senators three

past

the

playoffs

the

in

years.

ready to take his team to the next level. Another key part of Ottawa’s

to winning.

Radek Bonk. Bonk

Flames, are

attack will be

Canada’s

finished a point behind Alfredsson

year and will be counted on by

last

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

a gifted

this year.

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-

is still

lacking.

way

relying

too

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

knock

the Leafs out

all

able

and give the

Cup a serious run. The Montreal Canadiens

sur-

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-

is

and Edmonton fans should be treated to lots of wins this season. The Oilers will be back in the playoffs 2003, but

in for

ence will hurt him. Roman Turek came flying out of

ice.

prised everyone with their play-off

in

Calgary

final team, the

Patrick Lalime had an out-

Chara

Olympics against Belarus. style up-tempo Edmonton’s makes them a fun team to watch,

the

These numbers

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

step

save percentage.

The Ottawa Senators will have two goals in mind to start the 2002-

for the Toronto

led

big,

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

2.

time.

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

Habs

to

challenge this season. -

His goals against aver2. 1 1 with a .93

Theodore. age

Look

ference.

the

same

after the all-star 1

1th in the con-

for Calgary to be in

spot again this year.

teams

are

getting

stronger every year.

And

although

Canada’s

surge last season, but don’t expect the

compete for a playBut he, and the Flames

off spot.

will be difficult for a Canadian team to win this year, they seem to be on the right road. it

year was

last

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.

loss.

Bv NICK HORTON With the NFL season in full swing and the NHL season just

The

Internet offers an unlimited

supply of Web

can

sites sports fans

access and sign-up for to create a

Fantasy sports have

fantasy team.

become popular with fans who like to be a little

recently sports

more involved then just watching the game on television. In short, fantasy leagues let the viewer enjoy sports on a higher

Internet

level.

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

Nathan McNabb and Joel Prues their game on Sept. 17.

of the intramural slo-pitch

team Five-0 play catch

to

warm up

for

With fantasy as

much

sports, fans

can be

the beneficiary of an ath-

performance as the athlete It doesn’t matter which sport the fan may be into, be it lete’s

himself.

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

dust

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.

Couch

said the

first

two games

because she didn’t have

College.

started late

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

Fortunately,

her slo-pitch

kick Melissa

long with only a six-week season.

With a whopping nine teams the league, Danielle

Couch of

in

the

Student Athletic Committee (SAC)

of the

time.

Onn

side-

be around to help her set up next time. Onn and Couch are co-ordinating the league will

for playoff dates.

Couch

at

the

same

time as slo-pitch, but takes place

football,

hockey or even golf or auto racing. The team is assembled of actual professional

est to the inforrhation

recreation at

More

centre

895-2272

desk

or call ext.

at the

Jessica

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.

n’t

seem

Kelly,

like a lot

six does-

of teams, Dave

SAC member and co-ordina-

tor of the league, said

more teams than

it

was

last year.

three

the recreation centre.

A

captain’s

meeting will be held on Oct. 23 5

p.m.;

announced

the at

location a later date.

at

will

keeping.

on

dif-

all

that

matters

is

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

Web

is in first

may

A

place.

Each point

be different for each

system

third

is

rotisserie.

being played.

To see

how much

just

fantasy sports have

Internet

grown over

the

few years, one does not have

last

look further then the vastly number of fantasy

to

increasing

sporting leagues popping up

their

A

all

is

head-to-head play.

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

no

more

then

access, find a

obtain

Web

Internet

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

who

is

aimed

at

are “hardcore” fantasy

league participants.

Two

fantasy

sites that are

cost

site.

The second

at

be

are

they are producing and are worth

system

Although

come

ferent teams or are in different

be available fromTDct. 14 to 23

dirty.

sports

with the assembling of a team. It doesn’t matter that the players

down and

available

be made or the and replaced

with another.

conferences,

427.

intramural leagues will be

not earning enough

athlete can be sold

ers out.

for intramural

is

points, trades can

points

As

The

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

and the

Registration for these activities will

The very opposite happened, as were more than enough play-

were.”

son.

an athlete

field

outside the recreation

flag football

up.”

A

or bragging rights with friends. If

lot

only six teams signed up to get

was very happy,” said Couch. was expecting teams not to show

"I ”1

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.

is

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-

parking

said

they are

earn

season

centre.

between the soccer

there

surprised at the turnout.

who

athletes

best

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

basketball,

baseball,

the

points based on their performance. Points can be rewarded with prizes,

Sonier

together.

As

Flag football runs

hit

The team with

win/loss record at the end of the

a

Internet

sporting

easy to use and don’t

penny

are

Yahoo

Fantasy Sports (http://fantas^ ports.yahoo.com) and Sport^J News (www.sportingnews.com).


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