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Working up a sweat Health Canada is working on new and fun

ways

The turkey-drop phenomenon It’s

ditch their significant others.

News

people

for

time again for first-year students to

time to get up and polka

It’s

to exercise.

6

Oktoberfest

and

it’s

is

around the corner

just

time for a

history lesson.

little

HHHBBSS Monday, October 7 2002

Conestoga College, Kitchener

,

— No. 19

34th Year

Pool shark racks up

wins

Sanctuary

in

By AIMEE WILSON

four

These

sections.

sections

include a series of photos and biog-

The Ghost

fascinated students

Sept. 23 in the Sanctuary with his trick shot

winning

performances and game

billiard skills.

stars,

ries, practice routines and many diagrams of 101 strategic shots.

As

Gerry Watson drew a crowd of

shark by taking their best shots,

As Watson continued to more students

Watson was found standing quietly

wow

the onlookers,

to the side with a graceful smile.

continued to stop by and take a

in a classy

black suit and tie,

moved about

Watson the pool

table, cue in hand and always a step ahead of his opponent. Students had the opportunity to test his expertise by playing a round of pool against him and potentially winning a prize graciously donated

and Matt Jordan won best costume for their porPizza. Austin Powers and Mini-Me. They received a gift certificate from Dominos

by Watson. Prizes consisted of a video featuring Watson called Pool Academy and his book 101 Big

Smashin’ biz bash, baby!

Pool Shots. The 40-minute video produced Billiard Professional by Productions, takes the viewer inside the classroom

ANDREA

By

R.

SMITH

floor

confetti, streamers

first

of five biz bashes this year.

Held by the association known as Computers and Business Student Association

(CBSA) and

in

con-

junction with the CSI, the “shagadelic" themed biz bash was held

Sanctuary for the

in the

first

time

prove they were of age. Wristbands were given to those old to drink.

“I think

meeting new people and

just being able to

hang out

students piled in dressed like

is

the

best part,” said Sarah Colein, 19. Having it in the Sanctuary also

means more school awareness and lower costs. Disadvantages of having the biz bash in the Sanctuary include less capacity and increased costs of also think

that events (like the biz bash)

won't

Powers character, they had no idea what kind of night, filled with prizes and loud

be effective because they are being held at the school.” said Duce. “We

music, they would encounter. Attendance was estimated at 500.

we can

with about 10 per cent dressed in costume. In the past years biz bashes have

being held

their favourite Austin

want “I

am

to

show

the

gram. They

community what

wasn't sure about the biz bash surprised

said Colleen

Sanctuary but

I

how it turned out." McManua. 19. from

a

won

Crown Royale

a bottle of

Laura Warwick,

from

civil

of the

19,

movies,

Zellers.

"The in

Sanctuary'

the

this

year

came

consensus between the executives and class representa-

from tives

a

of the

CBSA,"

said

Adam

Duce, president of the CBSA. “Because of the rush of underage ttjents and lack of OAC. more

show

student

an hour to get booze.

“They should definitely have more bars next time because the said were forever,” line-ups

They

ID

given

costume was Bos. 19. who

prize for best to

Justin

He likes sharing information with curious students. “Ten to 20 years ago pool sharks wouldn’t tell you anything,” he said. According to Watson’s Web site, www.gerrywatson.com, Watson picked up the

secret.

nickname The Ghost by knowing safety aspects of pool and always being able to keep the cue ball from his opponents. Watson’s expertise and entertaining performances have landed him pool shows at 43 different college campuses a year. “He reminds me of that old guy the

you see

in the

the

pool

movies who halls,”

sits in

said

Andruszkiewicz, adding, “He's one of the most professional, gentle-

drills. is

divided into

manly persons.”

participated in the

which was room” to go Warwick theme.

“the shagadelic

along with the

and Adamson exchanged the most amount of clothing, five pieces, in 30-40 seconds behind a big white

night long.

A

50/50 draw, worth

about $70. was also held. Tickets to the biz bash were lowbit from last year. The and CSI ended up compromising at $3 all around. Last year it was $5 in advance and $7 at the

ered quite a

CBSA

door.

The next

McManua. The

„.o3ents will be attending."

Students had to

to

Always being one step ahead of your opponent will ensure you the game. Watson doesn't keep his game winning tricks and skills a

of pool.

traditional “love shack”

all

(biz bashes)

most

game

is

and second Austin provided by

first

Powers

With only one small bar and one beer basket, sponsored by Brick Brewery, at one point students w'ere waiting at least half and hour

it

the

safety

20,

could attend.

have

Watson admits

valuable strategy in winning a

won DVDs

engineering,

Music was provided by Z103.5. They were giving out free T-shirts

idea to

to beat a billiard’s icon,” said

tic

cue ball control, banking system and standard safety shots and

Watson’s book

first,

Waples.

guides you through basic stance, grip,

ball

“It felt fantas-

from general

Dru Adamson,

cloth.

The

The Ghost.

in

One major complaint throughout the night was the w'ait for drinks.

pubs.

local

sunk the eight

defeating

the Toonie Toss.

general business.

at

fully

ups were given some posters. Matthew Conkin, 19, from the woodworking technology program,

Sanctuary was chosen because of the location and because all ages

been held

lenge the pool shark and success-

pizza with two toppings. Runner-

named

do."

in the

won

gift certificate

where Watson

stu-

Dominos Pizza - one medium

for

business, and

security and set up.

“Some people might

on Sept. 26.

As

enough

Mini-me. Both students are from the mechanical engineering pro-

and

was spread with hung from the ceiling, bright lights flashed and the booze flowed. The Sanctuary took on a whole new look at the

The dance

to

dressed up as Austin Powers and Matt Jordan, 20, who went along as

business

a

dent, had the opportunity to chal-

gracefully

another piece of identification

20,

management

Jody Andruszkiewicz, programmer/events co-ordinator for Conestoga Students Inc. said, “The students absolutely love having him on campus.” Each shot made by Watson drew applause along with many shocked expressions from the crowd of students who watched every move he made on Dressed

trayal of

Waples,

administration

complementary red

(loft)

Jay

look.

the table.

Mechanical engineering students Justin Bos

students challenged the pool

about 50 students around the pool tables.

(Photo by Andrea R. Smith)

some of billiard’s top Watson’s amusing road sto-

raphies of

for

biz bash

Halloween

come

night.

dressed up

in

is

scheduled

Students can

costume.

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

to test their abilities

Students had the opportunity expert Gerry Watson (aka The Ghost) Sept. 23

in

against pool the Sanctuary.


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SPOKE, October

The

7,

doc

online

While there

With a continuing shortage of docWaterloo region, anything to help ease the growing medical congestion would be a breath of fresh air. A new proposal by St. Mary’s

tors in

Hospital aims to provide just that by giving diabetics medical services

without a

While

visit to the doctor.

in

still

it’s

the planning

new

stages, the proposal will use

online software to provide personal medical advice for the growing

population of diabetics.

It

is in

will be

is

currently

for diabetes, there are tive

effec-

forms of treatment once

diagnosed.

As

this

no cure

many

a result, those

living with

primarily living

diabetes

due

to

is

it

suffer from the disease can expect to live longer, healthier and more active lives. However, for those who ignore the symptoms, the end

impossible to get off

may seem

it

the couch, the benefits of exercise far out-

weigh what

on

is

television.

Health Canada

working on new and fun ways for people

is

by disease in Canada. According to the

recent physical activity guide.

with the publication of their

to exercise

Web

The Health Canada

Canadian

Diabetes Association, there’s been a

site reports that

63 per cent of Canadians are not active enough to reap the health benefits of physi-

Moreover, the Canadian govern-

cal activity.

a target to decrease the

number

though, scientists say the increase,

ment has

taking place over a five-year period,

of inactive people by 10 per cent. If this goal

is

is

actually a positive finding. 1

longer with

betes

is

living with dia-

primarily due to people

liv-

set

achieved the government estimates that

is

per cent increase in the

“The 3 number of people

people

they will save $5 billion in lifetime costs lost to health care, sick

days and

lost tax revenue.

Health Canada maintains that exercise

is

a

strengthen your

ing longer with the condition,” said Jan Hux, a scientist and lead author

great

way

the condition.”

heart

and lungs, increase your energy and

Jan Hux,

of Atlas, a report on diabetes in

improve your

offered to an initial test group of about 200 diabetics in order to

gauge its effectiveness as a treatment alternative. There will also be a control group of 200 patients from St. Mary’s Hospital not using the online program.

While the service substitute

not intended

is

a

for

doctor’s

advice, the program will answer general questions and offer diabet-

advice on healthy diets and exercise. It’s hoped the information provided on the Web site will help patients decrease both the stress

ics

reduce

to

stress,

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

Richard Guy, a Conestoga paramedic student, works out

Conestoga’s recreation centre. He says he edge” on the younger students in his class. and

flexibility

flexibility^

Sue Draus, a 50 year-old student taking the

Ontario.

Endurance

good

strength.

can include aerobics,

activities

large

Canadian Fitness Development Association

running, and swimming. However, Health

increase in the diabetic population

course at Conestoga, says that she exercises

Canada

raises concerns about the ability of

to control her weight, maintain the strength

Hux

a

While

MORLEY

J EFF

Bv

result could be harsher: diabetes is currently a leading cause of death

lead author of Atlas

as

time to get off the couch and into the gym

who

31 per cent increase in diabetes cases in Ontario alone. Surprisingly

“The 31 per cent increase in the number of people

-

It’s

and huge potential costs of ever-growing disease.

M CC ARTHY

B y STACEY

News

2002

said

Ontario’s

that

such

health-care

a

system

to

handle the influx. “It (the diabetes increase) has significant implications ... in the perspectives of health-care providers and in terms of increased demand on limited

St.

health.

dents

make

new proposals

like

include stretching, yoga and golf. Again these exercises can include the

times a week.

now

she

that

exercises six

has become such a routine

It

when she misses a work-

like

more mun-

mopping

the floor,

vacuuming or yard work. All of these can easily

tasks

into the routine of everyday

fit

fife.

Physical exercise can also be derived from

out.

Health Canada says benefits of exercise

it

that to gain the health

only takes one hour of

a day. That hour of exercise

physical activity

household

such as heavy yard

activities,

work, raking and carrying leaves, climbing

and even carrying groceries. This exer-

stairs

home or you could utilize

can even be broken into 10-minute incre-

cise can be done

ments per day.

facilities like the recreation

Exercise can be convenient and developed

your individual needs and be a lasting

fit

part of

physical

guide separates

activity

categories:

three

into

activity

campus and

at

endurance,

Be aware By MICH E LLE TAYLOR

centre here on

he has just

He

out in the gym.

started

working

explained that para-

medics need upper body strength as well as

more than

Lately,

brown

The

journalism computer lab had a few

visitors

over the summer. They’re black,

they’re big at

students have been

Room 4B 15.

and they’re making themselves

home. They’re spiders and they’re

have

spiders

recluse

invaded

Nothing

who have report-

edly been bitten by the brown recluse

and hobo spiders. The spiders in the journalism lab are just typical garden spiders, but be aware

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The Hobo Spider

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of the hobo spider

and Wainwright,

in

Prince Rupert, B.C,

“The Prince Rupert area

indicates a

probable northern extension of the range of the

hobo

spider?’

wrote Vest, who, accord-

site,

disappeared from Idaho

Falls in June, 1999.

Family members,

who

now maintain his Web site, to this day do not know what happened to him. At the

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and faculty

college. In fact,

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at the

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school students

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freeze and

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Canadian

the

stress.

who was

Jason Shute, of Guelph,

also tak-

Professional

Fitness

Association course, maintains an active devoting a

lifestyle

of time to boxing and

lot

“A

other sports. Shute said

makes

healthy body

a healthy mind.” So, get off the couch,

and have

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legs covered with dark hairs.

brown

mark

spider’s distinguishing

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its

is

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a violin-

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about 12-18 millime-

is

long and the male has two protruding

tres

features that look like boxing gloves.

Bennet, a seed pest management

Robb

Columbia, believes the “hysteria”

British

over the hobo spider

is

exaggerated. ‘The

case against the hobo spider

he

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a

at all.”

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News

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spider

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this spider is

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medical problem

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officer for

she

on a

of Vancouver,

was

bitten

on her

patio of a senior’s cen-

were

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she writes. “Both

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my

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suspects foul play.

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not

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on a person’s

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proved the

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often mistaken for the

what bit her. Soon

patients with identical

tan to dark brown, about a quarter to a

half inch long

and have grayish

to

dark

after

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wounds.

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well.

Think again. There in Ontario as

A Londofi woman experienced serious spider bite in July of this

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by Marissa Nelson, the how “huge welts”

article

explains

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News It’s

that time of year

again: Oktoberfest By DANIEL ROTH

more

familiar beer tents

structed

Large amounts of beer are being delivered, the polka bands are

warming up and

visitors are start-

ing to invade our sleepy city. This

only means one thing -

it’s

time

health reason.

Today as ever,

Every year around this time Kitchener and Waterloo welcome thousands of people to North America’s largest Bavarian festi-

year.

This year will

mark

the

33rd

anniversary of Oktoberfest cele-

K-W

brations in the

area, but the

history of the event dates back to

Germany. The tradition began near Munich, Germany on Oct. 12, 1810 with the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, and Princess the early

1

800s

in

Therese of Saxony-Hildburghause.

The

W

amusement. In 1820 beer booths were constructed to better accommodate the thirsty party-goers. By 1835 the event swelled to 100.000 people, who consumed 240.000 measures (about a litre) of

1999 In comparison by around 5.8 million measures of

beer.

beer

were

German

consumed

at

the

event.

Oktoberfest wasn’t

celebrated in

K

community by celebrating the local German-Canadian heritage. the

started out as a gathering in

Concordia club

is

day event celebrated

The

now in

a nine18

wood

local festivities begin with

tapping of the

skills building.

addition

In

phones,

1

I

to

the

two

other yellow, rectangu-

strategically located within the college.

Each location

marked by a

is

Miss Oktoberfest contest held

on Oct. 10

the Centre in the

at

Square. The tapping of the keg takes place at Kitchener Civic Square on Festenhallen open at Oct. 11 1 1:30 a.m. On Oct. 14 the annual Thanksgiving Day parade takes

draws more than 300,000 people. At the parade you can participate in the Onkel Hans Food drive, which normally collects tens of thousands of pounds of food for the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

The event wraps up on Oct. 19. For more information you can go to the official

Web

Oktoberfest

at

site for

K-W

www.oktober-

fest.ca

developed to shelter the visitors. The huts slowly morphed into beer castles around 1895. By 1903 the

lik to visit,

Information for this article was researched by Daniel Roth from a variety of

Web

sites. If

you would

side because of the wiring.

phones are ical

a person pushes the button

on the emergency device, which is wheelchair atcessible, they are instantly connected to security Security

is

then able to

problem and send the nearest person to help.

Hunter said the button only needs be pushed once and it will remain connected to security until to

A It's

a sad day

when

the

Shortt

include med-

said

it

added,

but

install out-

costs

between

$6,000 and $8,000 from start to finish for each phone, but added, “You

and/or security emergencies.

if people witness any criminal activity or feel they are in danger they can push the but-

can’t put a dollar value on safety.”

ton for help.

she would never walk outside

Most use at

colleges

this safety

the

Bethaney Herbert, a 21 -year-old

and universities of

gency phones. However,

Waterloo

phones are made available for anyone needing assistance. Staff Sgt.

acquire

of

Shortt,

UW

her

Alexandra

both third-year accounting students

Police

Conestoga, said they are not

at

people use it to information, arrange a

afraid to

walk outside here, but

think outdoor phones would be a

Walk Safe pickup or to report vehidamage and safety issues. “A person can use the help phone for anything and doesn’t have to determine what is and what is not

good

cle

In

idea.

1997, the idea of emergency

phones was a suggestion from the Campus Safety for Women’s group and was funded by a ministry grant. Since then, Radigan said, they have added on as they could

an emergency,” he said. Also, and other colleges, such as Humber in Toronto, have emergency phones outside on college grounds. As of yet, Conestoga does not have phones situated outside, but Radigan and Hunter said they are looking into it in the near future. “It would be a good idea because our parking lots are get-

away from

if

Nieczwporow and Jackie Valade,

said

ting farther

College, said

school didn’t have outdoor emer-

measure, however,

University

Humber

student at

UW

the college,” he added.

services.

be used for emergen-

may

Hunter,

said

they are expensive to

Hunter added

Services,

When

to

cies only. This

gency telephone. A1 Hunter, head of college security, said the phones are a good idea because of the growing size of the campus. “They (phones) raise peoples’ comfort level knowing help is readily available wherever they are in

and hope side.

to eventually

move outWalk

Until then, she said

Safe and improved lighting conditions are there to provide a safe atmosphere. “It’s a layering effect,” said Hunter. “We have levels of security, such as video surveillance. Walk Safe and do general mainte-

nance repairs, to make the college as safe as

the col-

we

can.”

From the Sanctuary cleaner place to live

to discuss is how disgusting our students are. are probably the most disgusting individuSanctuary the lurk within the confines of

most pressing issue the CSI wants

In fact, the students who within all of Ontario's colleges.

'

als

walk through the Sanctuary- any time during the hou Obviously something has sparked this off. And if you on. going what’s understand of 10 a m and 5 p.m., you'll Every year, not being able to pick up after themselves. Every year, the CSI faces this harsh issue of students gar age. it comes to disposing of their when legs and arms their break the CSI watches as students seem to have to pick up after yourself now Wake up people. Your mommies aren't here anymore. You work incredibly hard to make this school look They Ontario. of all Our housekeeping staff is one of the best in

h^ufthey^e^no^your'pCT^onafhousekeeper. They

C

1873 because of cholera. In 1 880 breweries began offering stoneware mugs with their signatures on them. Beer huts were also

co-ordinator at the college, said the

Wayne

.

place. This event normally

lege,”

red overhead sign labelled emer-

pinpoint the exact location of the

This year events to see include

— Page 3

disarmed by security personnel. Kim Radigan, health and safety

new

boxes housing the phones are

lar

fes-

keg on the Friday of the Thanksgiving week-

the

Conestoga College recently two new emergency telephones to provide safety throughout the expanding campus. The new phones are located in the west end of the second floor in Ihe new E-wing and in the foyer of

carousel

opportunity to benefit the entire

end.

In 1818 a few swings and a carousel were added to the event for

SANDHAM

installed

the

1969. The Bavarian tradi was seen as an excellent

tion

Horse racing for the royal family marked the close of the event. The

only to mark the 150th anniversary of Oktoberfest.)

Germany was war

started

the

went on. It wasn't until 1960 it was a big event again, and that was

each

and few swings have been upgraded to a large amusement park and fun fair. The horse races, which started the tradition, were phased out, but the big party with lots of beer con sumption remained. The celebrations in K-W were in

later in history.

horses slowly died out as years

bit

thing to ever stop

in

single

thallen.

(The racing of

as successful little

and cholera.

outdoor event, but the way in which it was consumed changes

of Oktoberfest.

is

growing a

Oktoberfest

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annually gave birth to the tradition

the event

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decision to repeat the horse races

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In 1955 the stoneware mugs were replaced with glass mugs for

2002

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a

gun

is

used as a weapon,

described by some as a cow-

it's

ardly act.

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Statistics

weapon of choice

in

Canada found

that firearms continue to

about one-third of

all

homicides.

And

be

three

the Canadian four recovered handguns are not registered to

in

on handFirearms Centre. With less access to and more restrictions averted. be could guns, more shootings On Irresponsible gun use has made too many people victims.

was found dead outside a Canada

Sept. 19, Patricia Sullivan, 57,

received Post sorting station on Trillium Drive in Kitchener. She body. and three gunshot wounds to her head

man charged

Sullivan was the supervisor of Paul Tabor, 52, the

Both were employees of Post. Securitas, an independent security company hired by Canada carry to Although security guards in Ontario are not allowed had a firearms', Tabor had a gun. It has not been disclosed if he

murder

with first-degree

in her death.

firearms licence. states that before a licence is

The Canadian Firearms Centre

issued, safety checks on applicants are done. for an individual with a

But

it

only takes once

to lose control of his or her

gun

Police say more than half of homicides committed

in

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emotions.

2001 were

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vengeful the result of an argument, quarrel or incident creating a or jealous reaction. Sullivan's shooting the

company on

may have

resulted

from Tabor being

Sept. 8, after a violation of

company

let

go by

polices.

It

And did not appear at the time that there was any need for concern. Tabor's of outcome the for Sullivan there was nothing to prepare

Where’s Our team

dismissal.

Our team

in Waterloo It is rare for a person to be killed by a co-worker Region. But on Feb. 3 1992, three employees at Ontario Glove in Waterloo were shot to death by a disgruntled co-worker, who was sentenced to life in prison. The deceased is not the only victim in gun-related deaths. The

team is R-E-D-H-O-T,

families that are left to grieve are also victimized.

sports teams. Dressing

On Sept. 29 appropriately 300 people attended Sullivan's funeral. Among them were members of her family, friends, and co-workers.

ing our faces in school colours was a

She was a mother, a

sister,

One mourner

and a grandmother.

was renting school buses to the team’s away games

while sporting

outcome of too much access to guns? When firearms get into the wrong hands it has frighten possibilities. The idea that any person who has a disagreement could quite

rattling

is

the

possible retaliate with a firearm

is

an occurrence that should never

In

Canada there have not been many

However,

try to tell the

acts of

homicide with a gun.

family and friends of murder victims that

misuse of firearms are isolated

in its

occurrences in the Waterloo

appears that people

who do

deadly means of releasing

one who wishes

it.

not resolve their aggression have a

Guns should

not be available to any-

to possess them.

per.

But

we

weapons. Stronger gun restriction is a start from becoming the casulties of cowards.

in

illegal

protecting Canadians

spirit

is

one

lack. Let’s get serious here.

we begged our teach-

ers to let us

why is

it

we

that

that only

home games?

one per cent

and

some might money to come

Sure,

argue that they pay

to the

This

is

learn,

and

that

scheduled after

are

school so more

people, especially

going

games would make them miss

way

to

are into

Spirit

spirit

shouldn’t just be

through sporting events.

what unites people from

is

different

walks of

life. It

all

all

a part of;

that are

we

take a part

proud

So why not

are a

is

what we are

to study at

movie

deprives

also

Not

with the

social skills, but

us

of original

thought and experiencing

for

life

Conestoga.

is

why participating in

school

Going

to college is an event that

helps us to grow as a person and also in responsibility.

“Youth

body, but in the

As

As Pope John is

Paul

not found in the

spirit.”

a part of the youth of our

country,

I

sibility

to

feel that

show

it is

our respon-

this

to

spirit,

encourage and support the endeav-

surround us? nights, toga

nights, bus trips,

and

some of

the

are just

This

activities is so important.

II said,

team of people

The Biz Bash, pub fundraisers

somein.

celebrate and take part

in the activities that

parties,

all

brings peo-

ple together to celebrate in

thing that they

development of our it

television.

interfere

this

ourselves.

students, can attend.

But school

Net and watching

only does

where you are wrong. All

home games

Conestoga College

are in col-

of the student body shows up to

to school

the

go see the games.

However, now

Nowadays more people

out on valuable class time.

a

have attended

I

a good

is

it

sedative activities such as surfing

defined

school

college,

thing

now

that school spirit is

memory.

In the three years this

lege,

Lenience on abusers will not eliminate the circulation of

were

the college, but

connect with the people that you pass by everyday in the hallways.

Opinion

banners,

nothing more than a crackling whis-

In high school

Region. It

homemade

penny shakers and scream-

ing cheers until our voices

distant

be on anyone's mind.

Vanessa Laye

up and paint-

to

described her death as unnecessary, needless and tragic.

So what

red, red, hot!

school days when everyone got out of class to cheer on the school’s

travel

to support.

I’m not saying you should attend every single activity that goes on at

is

can remember the good old high

ritual as

we need

things

what? Red-hot. Our

is

what? Red-hot.

I

gone?

spirit

ours of those around us and to

become

part of the activities that

ultimately shape our lives.

Spoke Letters are

welcome

is

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College

editor. Letters

letters to

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Spoke welcomes

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Internet publishing business right

we hope will publishing company

now, but

Do you dabble in doodling? Are you looking for some funny new comie strips? Or even better, do you want to draw your own? If so, www.kingkoalapress.com might be

a

expand and get

King Koala Press features a colweekly cartoon strips. There is also an editorial page as well as information and background about the company’s founders and its contributors. Co-founders Marc Hulet, 25, and

interested

Web

purchasing cartoons

The company

toons

is

“And

love everything about

Web

“I’d just like to gel to the point

where we can make a decent

I

site

doing the writing and drawing.

And

and

I

help others

last

Web

writing

site.

who

All those

send

He

Noble

in

said

it

work

for publishing consideration

toons. His editorial cartoons have

may

expect a personal

response

been published in Conestoga’s weekly newspaper Spoke for more than two years. His most recent accomplishment was landing the

from Hulet or Noble. “We want people who don't have another outlet to have the chance to show their stuff,” Hulet said. “And once we become known, which will

we

obviously take some time,

hope people

will

be interested

purchasing the work.” Hulet said he has high hopes for the future of the business.

“King Koala Press

is strictly

an

have

make

been

Noble

a great team.

“We

have a strange sense of humour. We have great rapport and lot

of similar interests.”

Hulet said starting the business wasn't too

He did a lot of own and then had a

difficult.

research on his

brainstorming session with Noble.

“We

down and

sat

talked about

Londoner, a local weekly newspa-

what we wanted

per.

Hulet said. “We decided King Koala Press would be a Web site to start off, since that was the cheapest way for us to get our names and our product out there to the largest number of people.”

Hulet has always doodled in notebooks, usually when he was supposed to be paying attention to a teacher at the front of the room. But it was only recently that he

in

Hulet

both a

The

job of editorial cartoonist at

and

said they

helps with his

and even with his car-

-

not have the

friends since high school.

currently enrolled in his

year of Conestoga’s journalism

program.

who may

opportunity to market their own.”

creative people.” is

living

off selling cartoons,” he said, “and

love working with other

really

Hulet

to help

King Koala Press co-founder Dan Noble shares that hope.

he

it,”

and

updating the

King Koala Press accepts submissions of art and writing from those who wish to contribute to the

would also love

I

said.

to life.

site

poetry.

full-

time cartoonist and writer.

Web

said. “I love the business aspect.

love

pretty

Hulet said he would love to be

dream

the beginning of a

coming “I

was

laid

other people realize their goals,” he

For Hulet, starting up the site

couldn’t work

able to support himself as a

also aspires

comic book or magazine

in a

I

haven’t stopped.”

format.

was in the planning stages for close to two years. They are thrilled to finally have the Web site up and running and are in the process of

Web

site.

ago and

up at home so I pulled out the pens and paper and just started drawing. Ever since then, I

much

some merchandising.”

in

draw-

a car accident about

in

for awhile,” he said. “I

sites

publishing collections of car-

to

26, said this business

that will feature short stories

Web

was

three years

and writing they’ve seen on the

lection of six

adding new sections to the

“I

also hope to

to other people’s

into

print as

in

in

ing.

Hulet said he hopes newspapers and magazines will one day be

the place for you.

Dan Noble,

“We

well,” he said.

immersed himself

really

evolve into

it

to accomplish,”

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complete with tapioca pearls, was served in the Sanctuary on Sept. 25

The

.

The Sanctuary was turned into a coffee pub that featured board games, music, Sony PlayStation and a place

do homework

to

for the

small crowd in attendance. Jay Mielke, vice-president activities

of

for Conestoga Students

Incorporated (CSI), organized the event. He heard about Bubble Tea

through

word-of-mouth

Waterloo. His friends have tried at the

Sweet Dreams 14-170 at

located

University Ave.

W.

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CSI

to hold.

are alcohol-

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based.” said Mielke.

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event was intended to draw in different crowds.

“Everyone who

is

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academics

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really casual night

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first-year English

as a second language student

from

Korea, said, “I have tried it many times in Korea,” she added, "I like it

so much.”

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to

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at the

Sanctuary to help run the event, but they got too busy so they could not attend.

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The turkey drops again The turkey drop eh? This phenomenon happens every year when first-year university and

home

for

the Thanksgiving weekend, and use

time to break up with their boyfriends or girlfriends. Because these freshman students the

have been away from home for more than a month, they have had the chance to taste freedom. At the same time, they are meeting huntheir previous relation-

Suddenly

seem

ships

exciting people.

new and

dreds of

tired

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Student

Conestoga

at

breakups usually Thanksgiving around occur because many students are going says

through a transition stage. “Students are branching out into

"They

something new," he says.

things they are

start to re-evaluate

involved

in.”

All of a sudden they are on their

new

are experiencing a

own and

develop.

“You’re living

where

in a place

previous relationships. The high school sweethearts and

should

usually hurts the couple is lack of communication and connection. It becomes even harder

Aaron

nuts,” says

With no parents around, there

you where

to tell

how to act. And with hundreds

is

be or

to

they are living far

nect with.”

scenario

Frink has already seen this situation happen. His roommate recent-

with first-year students.

many

broke up with a girlfriend from

same kind

keep comics is

new

a

increase

trend in comic

books and chances are if you are between the ages of 18 and 40 years old you’re part of the target

Comic books are the people

growing up, as raised on

are

who were

them.

“There seems to be a trend taking comic books

more

in

serious-

said Barry Lyga, the marketing

manager

communications

Diamond Comic Lyga

for

regular

On

moved

who owns On Comics and

such a mature level

who bought

college students

his first

who come and

reading (comic books).” a lot

sell

how

learned to

I

“Regrets usually occur if the peron the spur of the it

son does

moment,” he

says that 70 per cent of serious relationships do not survive a doc-

says. “It

than close the door.”

f

more expensive

Paperbacks collect eight to 10 issues of a

comic but instead of

being sold individually they are sold in a larger

book form.

Brast said that sales of these

store has seen a 15 to

Fairview Mall,

comic book hero T-shirts have been extremely popular. “This is the only place in town that you can find most of these shirts,

including

Four,

Incredible

the

Fantastic

Hulk,

and the Lantern,” said Loshaw.

Most of

the

Green

the customers are col-

lege and university students

per cent in the past year.

same time period

that sells T-shirts in

Transformers

paperbacks have increased by 240 the

20 per cent

are excited

from

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that

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cashier at Planet Groove, a kiosk

at

“I get a lot

In

should not be made in

Set so nervous that you feel sick to your stomach.

“Comics

of 18- to 20- year-old

half the comics being pro-

they just appeal to adults,” said

“We

from

comic western Germany.

39,

Books, explained that comics are growing up.

in

Canada

to

“It was kind of fun when you had a youthful energy around but you know it’s the same guys that have been coming to Andy’s store for 10 years.” Mavros added that with no new customers being introduced to comics he has no idea where the industry is headed. According to Erin Loshaw, a

Brast,

Waterloo’s Carry

duced are

Comics, started collect30 years ago when he

if

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Greece.

doing

Publishers

reviews of comic books alongside

1969

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to

decision

on their studies. example Martin provided

but Brast

business,

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Magazine, Entertainment Weekly

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especially

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does not think summer's blockbuster movie Spider-Man played

Carry

Distributors.

“You’ve got Time-

said,

Andy

common,

Relationships will often break up one person goes away to school.

However, established

the

audience.

ly,”

is

a potential risk,” he says. students his age, he

many

College students

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people here, chances are you are going to meet someone you con-

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an annual event when first-year university and The girlfriends. college students break up with their boyfriends and turkey drop

met a girl with whom he connected. “They just seem happier now because they get to see each other on a daily basis,” says Frink of his roommate’s new relationship. Like Martin says, this type of

long-distance

says

residence,

Martin suggests regular phone and e-mails, as well as taking turns visiting each other.

calls

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

But this is not new to students. Jamie Frink, a first-year woodworking technician student living

home.

know where

they both

the contact.

tion,” says Martin.

of other stu-

way

each other is coming from.” But there must be a conscious effort from both people to continue

“With distance people in relationships don't have a daily connec-

ly

dents experiencing the

“This

apart.

at

how com-

mitted they are to one another, instead of expecting it,” he says.

the

when

the other per-

son leaves. “They should discuss

ships.

every day. “And you meet so

no one

commitment before

living kilometres apart can sometimes cause serious problems, even in the strongest relation-

to continue

they leave for

Martin recommends that a couple sit down and talk about

flings start to realize that

summer

before. Foster, a first-year aviation student, who lives at Conestoga’s residence.

when

the relationship

school,” he says.

the couple does not see each other

it’s

would be. “It depends on how students view

that usually lead to the downfall of

sense of freedom they did not have

“Freedom,

and who they already have and decide what the best solution

600 other people,” says “If I was at home, I would Foster. be with the same people.” But it is newness and freedom there are

What

and boring.

Keith Martin, a counsellor with

College,

But not all couples have to break up because of a transition. Martin says students should take some time and think about what

of independence, new relationships and experiences are bound to

By L AURIE VANDENHOFF

college students return

Thanksgiving

this

week of


News Conestoga

2002

— Page 7

By VALENTINA RAPOPORT Are you culture smart?

CD-ROM

Students graduating from Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute in 2002 will

courses Students can learn

computer programs

be the

in their

own homes

Kitchener- Waterloo

first

students to graduate from an international studies program.

The high

school,

Courtland Dr. only school

while relaxing

7,

International studies don’t count at college

new

offers

SPOKE, October

in the

K-W

international studies,

year,

offers

located

Kitchener,

in

at

34

is

the

area to offer

and as of

the

this

International

Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

By BLAKE GALL

The

closest schools in the region to

offer this

Information technology training at Conestoga College is making its way into your home. Conestoga has launched a

new

CD-ROM

of

set

that allow

courses

their own PC. Purchasing a course gives you a CD-ROM with all the materi-

needed

als

to

complete

suc-

it

cessfully.

The

benefit of

no time

allows users to learn own pace.

something

If

is

limits their

at

harder

to

grasp, a person can simply

go back and try it again. Four of the courses are available for $99 plus GST. They are:

database, creating tables, working with data and publishing information.

Microsoft Excel 2000 covers

London and

“In the not too distant future you’ll it as part of all school curricu-

lums,” said Cameron’s International studies co-ordinator

The Cameron

Roger Roth.

International Studies

(CIS) program combines the Ontario Secondary Studies Diploma (OSSD)

Lesley Elizabeth Gartner, Katie Goodall and Tiffany Henry, all 14 years old, are students in international studies at Cameron Heights Collegiate.

international

finish with

understanding

and

responsible citizenship.

Students in

Grade 9 must take

compulsory

five

they must take enriched science and history.

it

successfully.

program

teer activities as well as a one-third

offers three types of studies resulting

language credit or three French lan-

in certificates, the international stud-

guage

honours program, the ambassa-

The

ies

dors program and the international engineering technology program.

The

international studies honours is

an advanced academic

the

customizing

formatting,

environment, using formulas, and information analyzing importing/exporting data.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 teaches users to create presenta-

add

tions,

text,

change

slide

design and add visual elements

along with

many

other things.

Microsoft 2000 focuses on creating a document, toolbars, formatting, printing, enhancing

in

are a big spender then

you

you can

$245 plus GST Microsoft Ottice

invest

receive

to

any country. According to

International

the

Baccalaureate Organization

Web

(www.ibo.org), the diploma is in

112 countries and

site

offered

more than 30

in

schools in Ontario.

Students are introduced to the IB Grade 9 through a prepara-

certifi-

studies in

The ambassadors program encourages individuals to become life-long

tory IB studies program.

smart learners with global issues and awareness. Students must

throughout Grades

dents

move

in

The

stu-

congregated groups

and 10 in English, French, math and science

culture

9

2000 The course combines all the others on one CD along with Windows 98, Outlook 2000 and .

Are you anxious about public Avoid doing speeches Accept a “0”

at all costs?

in the public

speaking

part of a course rather than

make

Office Integration 2000.

the speech?

All the courses are for selfdevelopment and therefore they

This 4 session group will begin the

cannot be used as credits to be exempt from any regular col-

week of October 28th.

lege classes.

However, they are an excellent tool to get yourself ahead in the

world of computers.

Meeting times to be determined from students’ timetables.

To purchase any of these courses or for further information about the

new

CD-ROM

courses, contact Diane at ext.

LePage

3373.

Remember,

all

this

and you

didn’t even leave your house

your comfortable a course and get buy P^ajamas, rriendly with your computer. «Jo

put on

courses. Students can then enter into the IB diploma program once they

reach Grades 11 and 12

managed

to maintain a

if

they’ve

75 per cent

average in these courses.

The IB diploma consists of six subjects including first language,

among

and often exceeds the ments, students the IB

the

Shawna Bernard

Facilitators

-

To

bring a copy of your

register,

timetable to Student Services,

Room 2B02 by Wednesday, October 23rd.

Grade 9

OSSD

who

require-

graduate with

diploma are graduating with

dual qualifications. “Universities welcome these students with open arms,” said Roth.

second

While some

universities in

Canada

language, individuals and societies, math, arts, electives and experimental

grant up to six first-year university

Courses such as English, history and biology are taken at a

ma, colleges

higher level where they are equivalent two or three enriched OSSD credits. French and math are taken at a more standard level, equivalent to two enriched OSSD credits. Students must also take a theory of knowledge course, where they reflect on what they’ve learned throughout the pro-

According to associate registrar at Conestoga College Jennifer Leith, the

sciences.

to

gram. In addition to the courses, students

must write a 4,000- word essay about one of the topics specified in the IB curriculum, and participate in 50 hours of community service, 50 hours of athletic activities and 50 hours of

iar

in the area are unfamil-

with either program.

registrar’s

office

at

the college

is

unaware of the programs. “We don’t have any codes from high schools that reflect these coursshe said, adding, “I think we need

es,”

know more about what it is.” Dean of Conestoga’s engineering Mike program technology McClements hasn’t heard about the IB or CIS programs either. According to McClements, stuto

dents from these programs wanting advancement within the college

must provide a detailed course

extra curricular activities.

Since the IB diploma

credits to students with the IB diplo-

fully

meets

description.

OVERCOMING PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY GROUP speaking?

macros. If

International

and

templates

documents,

cent to achieve the honours

credits.

Baccalaureate diploma offered at the school is based on internationally recognized curriculum that can be administered

cate.

number

creating a spreadsheet,

a curriculum that

hours of international-based volun-

international studies

Students of their choice in detail. must finish with an average of 75 per

complete

is

sewage designs. Students must finish with a 65 per cent average. All three programs also require 40

the materials to

nology program

including, English, French, geography, science and math. In Grade 10

Purchasing a course gives you a CD-ROM

needed

an average of 65 per cent.

international engineering tech-

focuses on international building, machinery, water systems and

option that enables students to negotiate their study pace as well as give them the opportunity to pursue topics

all

The

courses that are enriched with international content and perspective

program

with

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

requirements with an enhanced curriculum that places emphasis on

The

Microsoft Access 2000 covers creating and maintaining a

in

see

people to extend their

knowledge from

diploma are

Mississauga.


7

Austin Powers apparel

filled

the Sanctuary at the groovy event on Sept.

(Photo by Andrea R. Smith)

(Photo by Andrea R. Smith)

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Sebastian Pladwig, 22, flips his toonie to try and win a bottle of Crown Royale in the toonie toss, which was later won by Matthew Conkin.

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Sarah Colein, 19, who was decked out in a colourful, slinky dress with an outrageously shimmied across the dance floor. Conestoga students dressed up Austin Powers style

bright boa, to liven up'

the party.

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News

.

.

Jamie

SPOKE, October

2002

— Page 9

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

_ Strickland, a first-year

civil

engineering student lines up a shot

in

the Sanctuary on Sept. 26.

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

(Photo by biaKe can)

Mary Baes, a

the rain on Sept. 28. The shelter Conestoga students enjoy a cigarette while seeking refuge from block the entrances. not do smokers was constructed between Door 1 and Door 2 so

^

enjoys a bite to eat with first y -year marketing student Paula Callery on lunch afternoon. In order to save money ell Cooke on a sunny September

®^

ver Swiss Chalet dinner to school. his

napkins at home.

However, Cooke had

to

Cooke brought

first-year nursing student,

enjoys the sunshine

while she studies outside Door 5 on Sept. 24.

irnoio oy jar line ium&/

3t

7,

his

do some problem solving when he

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

the ball while Scott Peters, a police foundations student, catches cen recreation the ot front in teammates practising rugby with his game Sept. 28 their for preparing was team The tre on Sept. 26.

40-12. against Georgian College, which Conestoga lost


Page 10

— SPOKE, October

7,

News

2002

Mild winter expected for Canadians Bv JULIE

GRAHAM

“I

have heard that

winter,

Every year bricks and

All

we can do

hits

it

we

us like a ton of

are never prepared. is

shovel our

way

brings.

that

it

Environment Canada, this year's winter could be milder than normal.

September for the winter period of December, January and February. Come the first of December, we will issue

our

official

forecast for the.

period. But, the provisional forecast is

warmer-than-normal

showing

conditions over most of southern

Canada,” said

As

certain

of

that does produce warmerthan-normal winters generally,” said

winters that are El

out that

a coin?”

Environment Canada’s forecast. “It is an El Nino year with a warm pool of water off the coast of South

America

have a provisional forecast was issued on the first of

flip

was more

Phillips

be a mild

will be cold with

of snow. Care to asked MacDonald.

However, we may be able to rest easy. According to David Phillips, with climatologist senior the

“We

will

lots

out

and complain for hours on end about winter and the cold weather it

and

it

Phillips. “Statistically,

to

by

far,

most

Nino winters tend

be rather balmy here in Canada. "It doesn’t look like a good year

local area, Kitchener- Waterloo weatherman Dave MacDonald from CKCO News, said he is unsure what

winter will produce.

bumps

most parts of Canada. In Ontario it was another dry summer. Last year was the driest on record and this year was up there in the Top 10 of driest.

Canada, especially southern Ontario,

So those back-to-back dry summers were somewhat alarming and of concern, especially to a

lot

of farm-

it

it

could produce more snow events. “Normally, warmer than normal

more rain than snow because systems coming from the United States are pretty warm. If (the system) goes north of (temperatures) produces

As

warmer weather we

for the

been

have

warm

sector and

puts nor-

about winter.

messy kind of days.”

record.

So

I

think the forecast that

would give would be

that this

I

winter

will be milder than normal, but not

as mild as last winter,”

he

said.

been interesting from a weather point of view. “We have gone 20 seasons in a row with warmer-than-normal temperatures in Canada and then the spring of this year was cool-

“We

live

in

Canada,

best

the

country in the world, and winter just a part of

Canadian

we have to

So

life.

is I

and look forward to what will be ahead in the coming spring and summer,” he said. guess

accept

it,

Regarding snow accumulation, Phillips said it is literally all up in the

you get those cold Arctic produce more lakesnow, with more moist air

“If

air.

blasts that could effect

MacDonald

ing course was terribly flawed. Judar, 22, said her inter-

dents this year.

misspelled and

in but

came

pages were missing, words grammar and layout

were “screwed up.”

for their text-

Judar said she has been using the

books to arrive at the bookstore. Marketing students say the text-

misprint for approximately a month. She said, “They realized the

book, for their international market-

book was messed up

the first

week

and

it

was supposed

couple days later” but

to

come

it still

in a

hasn’t

come. Judar said her teacher has told

he would rather not go through McGraw-Hill anymore. She said he would rather order the books

them

that

himself instead but isn’t allowed. Stacey Fink, 22, is in the same course and she thinks “we should

is

will

Ontario. “It

is

“In

my business I never editorial-

to

are

some

ize that the

short

of precipitation,” said

Phillips.

“We tend unsure of

also

what El Nino or other atmospheric conditions

appointed.

in

tem moves south of us, we’re still the warm air and with the cold air

and snowmobiling. Those enthusiasts had a bad year last year. In fact, last year was the warmest winter on

you like your winters warm and balmy and snow-free, like it was last year, then it is a good-news story. If you like winter recreation and you like the cold season, you may be disIf

weather is good or bad because even a hurricane can bring adequate moisture to regions that

said he

the north, that could produce

national marketing textbook

ing up to four weeks

the

we can

September, MacDonald said only hope the trend continues into

He

iri

mally get rain instead of snow. But right over the Great Lakes, if the sys-

throughout

enjoying

us

understands the complaints he hears

Textbooks are coming in later than ever for some Conestoga stustudents have been wait-

it

we

us here in southern Ontario,

ers.”

October and November.

Shauna

A few

as being good news or bad news because no matter what the weather, somebody’s making a buck off of it.

if

bring

to

southern

never simple, as there

have short memories

to

when it comes to the weather. We remember the weather a year ago and that becomes the standard or the frame

from which we compare think that since

are hundreds of things in the atmos-

the current season.

phere and on the ground that can affect the weather, and it can never

we haven’t had brutally tough win-

be blamed on just one phenomenon,” he said. However, Phillips said, cold or warm, it all depends on your own

Late and unavailable textbooks causing students grief By REBECCA LEAR N

point of view. “I never see weather

mer was warmer than normal over

for recreational skiing, ice fishing

Phillips also said this year has

Phillips.

for the forecast here in the

the United States,

into cold air sitting over

mass coming from

“The sum-

er than normal,” he said.

in

some

ters in

so long,

if

I

we

got one that

was even marginally cooler than normal, most Canadians would think that the ice age had arrived.”

college courses

have a used bookstore like the one at Mohawk” because some students don’t want to buy everything new.

Computer engineering student Mahar Albasel said he has been waiting about a week for his lab book for his digital fundamentals

get a copy of hers.

“Basically can’t

do

Albasel should

I

can’t

do labs and he said.

I

the pre-work,”

said

make

he

thinks

sure there are

they

enough

copies for the supposed enrolment in the course.

“Like the student success book

course.

Albasel, 22, said he is waiting for the teacher to get back to try to

says, ‘Be prepared for the unexpected,’” he said.

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

A

shot

in

the neck

Cherie Szozda, a second-year accounting student, and Aaron Gray, a second-year police foundations student, practise the “throat poke” during a self-defence class at the recreation centre.


News

Painkillers By PETR CIHACEK Think twice before you ing

start tak-

or other painkillers

Tylenol

could eventually destroy your life or even kill you. “I never realized that Tylenol was so addictive,” said Garry from they

because

Kitchener

who was on

on

label

the pills for

“They should have

years.

12

it

a

that Tylenol is addic-

who

Garry,

name,

refused to give his started

the

taking

painkiller after an injury in 1982.

He ended up “I

taking 80 pills a day.

was surprised

through

it,”

my

liver

went

he said, adding that he

was homeless and spent

his days

“cruising drugstores, searching for

pain and people

kill

gram for one more year. “There was no hope before.” Unfortunately, not everyone was so

Garry’s any

lucky.

friend,

sought

never

who

professional

month ago from

help, died just a

overdosing on Percodan, which

is

an ordinary painkiller. “The majority of our clientele are here not for heroin, they are

here

for

“My

And

said

pills,”

Robinson.

they are not.”

There are around 160 people on

Maintenance Methadone Program at the Kitchener clinic. "The youngest one is 8 and the

the

1

oldest

liver started to go,” recalled

Garry. “(It was) throbbing, aching

and swelling.

I

knew

needed

I

came before

it

was too late. In September 2001, Garry started the Methadone Maintenance Program at the Kitchener methadone clinic. And as he said, his life has ly different

been

“total-

is

a sad crowd.”

members of the to make their

Fortunately,

help

staff

clients’ life brighter.

Robinson, is

According

to

improvement

the

is

week. absolutely amazing to see

noticeable within the “It

help.”

Luckily, the help

58,” said Robinson. “It

is

clinic

Tylenol.”

some

— Page 11

2002

7,

“People thing they are junkies.

tive.”

last

SPOKE, October

them coming

first

in the first day, look-

ing rough and not looking well,"

she said. “And you see them a week later

and

better,

shaved.

their clothes are a little bit

clean,

are

they

they

are

You

are looking at them,

going ‘wow.’”

ever since.”

“They saved my life. I would not be here if it were not this clinic.” Garry now has a place to live, works for his landlord, and instead of cruising drugstores, he bikes

Robinson also said the program

is

about 90 to 95 per cent successful “in the sense of people having their life

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

again.”

“Those who

have left us are doing

everyday to the clinic to get his dose of methadone.

well and staying clean,” she said

The clinic’s office manager explained, Robinson JoAnne “Methadone is a blocker for opi-

includes people on social assistance, people with criminal records, but also peo-

36 hours and takes “It lasts away the physical want of taking said. the drug of choice,” she

24

to

addiction, In order to beat their

the on stay should Methadone Maintenance Program of and get their daily dose methadone for at least 12 months. The cost of the program is $35 people per week and it is free for on social assistance and people

people

who have a drug plan. happy to “It is making me so said free,” drug be will know

Garry

I

who

will stay

on the

pro-

drinks coffee with

509 Park

clinic at

with a big smile.

The

clinic’s

who have jobs and families, and even university students.

I

“They saved my life. would not be here if

were

in

morphine five years later. he “It had a glamorous look,” said of his first months as an addict. “Things worked out at the

to

it

Garry, clinic patient

from the house” and sell it to buy was drugs. However, soon there nothing left to take and he also medstarted to experience severe ical

problems.

“My

One

of them

is

stuff

Fisher said he used to take

face

was

sinking.

I

had

literally all ovei my he arm,” he said and added that get had seizures when he did not

abscesses

Aaron Fisher from

Waterloo. The 25-year-old Wilfrid been Laurier University student has

on the Methadone Maintenance Program for 8 months.

Realizing his situation,

Fisher

St. in

“My face was had abscesses

I

my

over

all

who wished

started to drink soon after. He said that from March to July, his

alcoholism was “out of control, but he has overcome this crisis as well.

“Right

now I’m down

to

two

to

three drinks a week."

Last September, Fisher started to take the Bachelor of Arts Program

literally

arm.”

Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. at

Aaron methadone

Fisher,

He

clinic patient.

be on the Maintenance January 2003 and

going

is

Methadone “Methadone was for me,” he

drugs,

other any methadone.”

I

to

Program until hopes to get his alcoholism under control by then. His hands

a crutch

have used

are

managed

to get off nar-

shaking but he is opiate and his weight has gone up

still

free

from 43

March. However, he

last

cotics

like

said. “If I did not

to

65 kilograms.

1

new

Health services has By

SUICIDE PREVENTION

WORKSHOP

IZ

Health services has some

Thursday, October 31“ 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Location: 3E02

new- doctors and one secrehave joined the college this

Two year.

Warren of Guelph

is

that one of the new physicians is She College. Conestoga to came

practice a family physician with a in St. practised also and in Guelph

and

Catharines

part-time

at

Niagara College. She has been at Conestoga for about three weeks. There were some changes that

Warren had to get used to Guelph from coming

after

to

Conestoga, with the biggest one to being the small space she has

work

FREE Information Session for ollogp Employees and Students

new

blood.

tary

in.

much used

She

said that the office is

smaller then

w hat

she was

to.

is

a great need for doctors at

appointthe college because her quickly. filled gets book ment

Warren

is

only

available at the

by-

appointment. She said she enjoys working

at

staff is the college because "the friendly and the students are

very

co-operative."

Warren was bom in South Africa years and moved to Canada 2 the from graduated ago. She University

of Toronto in

1989.

Timmins. Later she worked in a family as years two Ont.. for and

physician

moved

later

to

Guelph.

The new

that joined

secretary

Sue Wienecke. She has care for 25 years. health in worked been Since 1998. Wienecke has working College with Conestoga the staff

in

is

health sciences. She has also the continuing educa-

worked on tion

catalogue.

moved

“There is only one room," Warren said, w hich makes it busy that during the day. She also said there

staff

college on Tuesday mornings

ABEL A ZARZYCKA

Dr. Janet

C

to stay

Kitchener.

sinking.

Fisher

his drug.

of her clients,

Methadone

the

started

one

Maintenance Program. However, the first year on the program he continued injecting morphine.

beginning.”

not for this clinic.

methadone

became addicted to herowhen he was 18 and switched

Fisher

clientele

ple

ate-based drugs.

manager JoAnne Robinson, 39, anonymous, in front of the methadone

Office

-to

This

she

year

services

health

to

a secretary

because she

for an

employment

become was looking

1

her change and more variety in work. second Dr. Maria Healy. the

physician

who

is

new

to the

cam-

pus. refused to be interviewed.


— SPOKE, October

Page 12

7,

Entertainment

2002

everyone

Friends’ final year doesn’t interest NOE

By JA SON

On

Sept.

NBC

the

26,

Friends entered

series

ninth and final

its

season after winning an Emmy award the previous Sunday for best

ences student. “

sitcom had become less funny and boring r while others remained loyal and thinking

years

the

It’s

my

one of

favourite shows and

rather

I'd

watched the trials and tribula-

watch it then any other show that’s on right now.” “I’m going to watch it now that we have cable,” said Costello, another second-year

tions of the six

Eva

comedy series. The show has been extremely

New

general arts and sciences student.

seasons,

after

popular over the

last eight

the

for

rolls

at

of

years

but

existence,

was bumped

VanderPloeg

to

show,

some Costello

that

tuned the show out

few

in the last

MARC H ULET

crazed fan

-

not a professional

designer with an

This week’s look

Web

at

fun and inter-

sites is all

about aging

rock stars and dead bodies. With the fall TV schedule up and

running there is no better time to preview a couple of the more popular

show’s

And there

official

there aren’t

Web

Web

The designers of

few floors below Gravelle

in

a

year

and

filled

me

in

stu-

what

(Matthew

Perry)

(Courteney

Cox

Monica

and

Arquette) continu-

law

security

opposite ion.

to be split on going to be watching the final season of Friends. A lot of the students at Conestoga College no

The opinions seem

opindefi-

“I’ll

an

electronics

the last season of the

show

make him watch

watched

“I’ve

it.

will it

ing

season of Friends, because

it’s

Web

in

'

22? Did you know Warrick Brown helped put himself through college

by digging graves?

Or

the

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best

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as

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the

show.

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much

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nearly

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photos. is

though she did find out what happened on the

the

show a long time ago.”

saw

out

(www.cbs.com/primetime/csi)

not

in

it.”

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way towards

interest

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could

I

seen

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striking.

Gravelle.

wish have

another second-

own. Rich Morgan,

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episode of the new season, her expression changes. “No, I missed wasn’t home, but I I it because

won't be

residence,

their

I

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The Osbournes popular on TV and

CSI, esting

watch the

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watch Friends whenever it’s on,” said Heather VanderPloeg, a second-year general arts and sci“Yeah,

I

don’t like the repeats.”

again, but

watching the last season. It’s not the end of the world.” “I probably won't be watching the last season,” said second-year law and security student Brent

week was the season premiere and saw Joey ( Matt

Friends?

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on

most, but

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the

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SPOKE, October

2002

7,

— Page 13

HOROSCOPE

Wild about Oscar Wilde

Week

7-13

of October

Happy Birthday

Libra!

Find a friend to help you with your

Sagittarius:

situation.

November 22 December 2

Luckiest day: October 12.

July 23

-

August 22 work you

All the hard

have done

By HALLEY McPOLIN

Both gave

Company

and

Theatre

downtown Kitchener impressive

their rendition

An

The

couple,

a

The

The

Reese

could

times be distracting

to

also causes the

from

the

actors to constantly break stage-

playwright. This play, however,

more on

focused

rule

number

It

1:

never turn your

back to the audience. This created problems when one actor, whose back was facing us, blocked the other with his body,

political

satire than public ridicule.

Although Wilde has always poked fun at the upper class in his plays and stories, which include The Picture of Dorian

thereby obstructing the dialogue

of both.

A Woman of No Gray, Importance and Salome among those mentioned, it’s easy to find

of the stage is the seating. Some seats are arranged right against

many of the jokes dated and

the wall of the theatre so that

of-touch

Another downfall

out-

when the set is against the wall also, as

case of An Ideal Husband, the company did a fine skillfully. In the

plays

important

to

comedy

of the

ed behind the set. This again caused problems when trying to

note that Wilde's

rely

satire

were out of

and word play. Script alone, however, cannot do the job when

comes

it

such

to

a three-hour play,

An

as

Facial expression, tone of voice and mannerisms are all of

utmost importance on stage to keep the audience interested. Fortunately,

all

the

in

Michael Peng, who Lord Goring, was an excellent example of melodrama at it s the best. His character is one of played

recurring

in

the

character -

play:

a

though

always known by a different name - which appears in most of Wilde’s work. Thought to be a representation of Wilde himself,

most this character is thoroughly and cynical witty, vain. Peng, who has been with always the

then.

other superb performanc-

that of

mentioned are

Jonathan Harrison,

who

Goring’s father. Lord Caversham. and Jean J. Wright,

played

playing Lady Markby. Harrison, who has more than 35 years of stage experience, was undoubtedly the champion of comedy when it came to this play - even

though his character didn t necessarily have the funniest lines. Wright,

who

has more than 60

^gars of stage experience, is Aking her debut at Theatre and

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Sports

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Women’s rough

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Conestoga College’s women’s team may not have gotten

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more comfortcoach Fawn Day says

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“We have

to

it

up

in the end.

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and pick-up the

hitting,”

Day

said.

At the end of September, the Condors had a won-loss record of 14, putting them in last place in the seven-team league.

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their

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game, 8-7

Clair College Saints, but

game, also played against the Saints, 13-5, giving up lost their fourth

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Day to

some of

That’s been a problem for

said.

carrying 18 players,

is

which is plenty, but Day said there are enough who haven’t played much before and haven’t learned

could always get out of class

for ball, the teachers understood."

game,” she

The team

was everything

new

Some

a different league.”

some have commitments that

Despite those obstacles,

early or miss a class and

mandatory extra go along with their programs, not to mention part-time jobs. At the team’s first two games at Cambrian College in Sudbury,

many

couldn’t

players

make

it

because of a mandatory camping

some of starting

9-4,

The

had

to

A’s,

on the other the Angels win the West.

battle

down

the stretch to Oakland is a powerful team, with some of the best young pitchers in

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Mark

Barry Zito,

league.

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are

who know how

these live,

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to win.

young arms

Day

are

players

the to

are

to this,” she said. “It’s

relatively

aren’t allowed to leave class

“We

head coach Brad Scherer.

the girls this year, according to Day.

said

already

comfortable with

feel

each other and she can tell they are learning to play with each other.

“They don’t have

be the most

to

talented group out there, gel at the

same

staff.

The key

shut

down

if

they

all

time.”

ahead for Atlanta will be to

offensive

the

They possess

the

Giants.

most dominant

offensive player in the big leagues in

who

Barry Bonds,

will

no doubt

see his share of base on balls. Jeff Kent will be another player to shut down, along with the speedy

Kenny

The

Loften.

Braves,

Eric Chavez, and the A’s have what

Gary

Soriano’s attempt to join the elite

offs.

40-40 club. But none of ters

now

that

mat-

that the playoffs are

upon

it

takes to go deep into the play-

The American League championship series should

New

come down to York. The

us.

Oakland and

Both teams from last year’s World Series are back, the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, and they will be joined by the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins and Anaheim Angels from the American League. The National League will be send-

Yankees eliminated Oakland last year, and that should only strength-

D-backs, the

five series.

The other

divisional

series has

the Minnesota Twins taking on the

Oakland Athletics. The Twins had a good year in 2002, but were fortunate to be in the very weak AL

the

Braves should get by the Giants and win another shot at the World Series.

Arizona

rode

arms

the

Schilling and Johnson

of

all year,

but

the Braves have a couple of cagey

who

veterans themselves

Perhaps the only question

Series.

how

mark

is

Billy

Koch perform

Oakland closer

will

in

his

first

The Yankee

playoff appearance.

seasoned veterans who job done, and the past, Koch has had trouble

hitters are

know how

to get the

should be

The Braves also have a betteam this year. Chipper Jones’ move to left field has allowed him to concentrate more on offence and Sheffield is always a threat. The D-backs are breds. ter

offensive

missing an integral part of their offence in Luis Gonzalez

who

sep-

getting the final out. This being

arated his shoulder in a collision

Koch should be solid, as he was all year, and help the A’s knock off the Yankees.

for a foul ball.

said,

Look

for Atlanta

up with Schilling and Johnson, and put the Braves hitters to catch

into the Lall Classic.

National League The defending World Series champion Arizona Diamondbacks will be playing the St. Louis Cardinals.

Angels to compete with the Yanks. The Yanks have proved year after year that they are World Series favourites and with such a strong pitching staff, the Angels don’t stand a chance in a short best of

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and treks That is exactly what the Handicapped Crew did to win a five-hour race that had them trekking, canoeing, and biking in Elliot Lake on Sept 21 “If you want to try and win you have to put yourself into a bit more zone.

discomfort,”

Richard TerVrugt, team captain of the Kitchener- Waterloo-based team. Ter-Vrugt said the three-member team definitely stepped out of their comfort zones when they decided to go through a swamp to save time. It would have taken up to 15 minutes to go through it, he said. At one point, Ter-Vrugt was actualsaid

swimming. Although he water was cold, he added, ly

Challenge

of a

part

is

company

was

quite invigorating, actually, being

able to do that fully clothed with a

pack on your back.” Unfortunately, Ter-Vrugt’s in the later

swamp

on

swim

did cause a problem

in the race.

The navigating

were in a bag around his neck, and he forgot to close it before "he went in the water. The directions were completely soaked. instructions

He

said they “spent several minutes

peeling them apart.”

The

Salomon

The company organ-

Incorporated.

izes races, as well as offers racing

training courses.

three

racing

different

Salomon

is

a

The company has

series

categories.

of

five-

to

eight-hour races around Canada.

Raid the North is a series of 36hour races throughout Canada, and Raid the North Extreme is one fiveday race. This year, the extreme was held in Whitehorse, Yukon, in

you want to win you have to put yourself into ‘‘If

a

bit of

Adventure

Lake

The Handicapped Crew is well aware of how important navigation is.

Ter-Vrugt admitted they have

“come

into

(they’ve)

made wrong

where

positions

navigational

choices”

in past races. The team’s primary navigator, Matt Buchwald, said, “It’s a matter of being very conscientious of where you are and

discomfort.”

team captain August.

The

member of the crew, Hoogenboom, added, “Taking some time to think of what third

Jason

Lake was the season finale in the Salomon series. The series championship for Raid the North was held there as well. The Salomon races consist of trekking/hiking, biking, and canoeing. The 36-hour races and the extreme have these elements as

was just one example of teamwork. Everyone agreed teamwork is an extremely important aspect in

well

every race.

as

a

in Elliot

fixed

rope

(repelling

against rocks) component. Since all of these races take place in remote locations, navigating through the wilderness is a necessary element.

(Photo by Nick Horton)

Conestoga goalie Amanda Kesselring attempts the

Humber Hawks

in

the

first

to stop

a shot by

24 game

half of the Sept.

at

Conestoga.

what you should be doing.”

win in Elliot Lake. Another strategy the team used to win was a pulley system during the biking sections. Tying their bikes together was helpful when going up hills, Hoogenboom said. However, the team did run into a problem with the system. At one

Richard Ter-Vrugt,

The race

in Elliot

our next steps were instead of just winging it,” is what helped them

said the “It

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to finish line

called Frontier Adventure Racing

Adventure racing is all about going outside of your comfort

2002

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Adventure racing team wins five-hour race By BRANDI STEVENSON

SPOKE, October

point the rope got stuck in one of the bike tires. Even with the snag,

Hoogenboom the fastest

said the

team

still

had

mountain biking time.

Ter-Vrugt said the pulley system

Hoogenboom work

together,

farther ahead.”

said, “Often if you you end up getting

Hawks dominate Condors By NICK HORTON was going

Humber College

showed no Conestoga

mercy against the Condors in women’s outdoor soccer action Sept. 24.

The Humber Hawks defeated Condors 5-0 in a lopsided vic-

the

“We

weren’t hustling ... we weren’t picking up our men,” said tory.

Condor

goalie

to

move

outside the

centre circle.

makes it hard to get the propwhen there is no linesman,” said coach Rebecca Miller. She went on to say having no “It

er calls

linesman

not an excuse and

is

Humber was

at just as

much

Amanda

At times

in the

game Conestoga

Kesselring.

showed

Unfortunately for Conestoga, only one linesman showed up for the start of the game making it

ment, but that was as far as

difficult for the referee to

make

The linesman evenshowed up, but not soon enough. The Hawks had already scored twice on what fans watch-

spurts of offensive

Humber

simply

Conestoga, moving resulting in a

tually

errors.

game claimed

to

be

off-

faster, tackling

minimal amount of

The women’s team is currently on a four-game road trip that ends Oct.

8

against

Mohawk.

Conestoga’s next home game is Oct. 15 at 4:30 p.m. against the

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Drug and Alcohol

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October 3

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Funk & Disco Pub in

the Sanctuary

October

October 9

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1

October

1

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Wade McElwain Comedy in

the Sanctuary

(i 1

:30

-

12:30)

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October 14

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Thanksgiving

October 16

October 17

Bubble Tea in the Sanctuary

College Night Oktoberfest at

8

Queensmount

(starts at 7:30)

Twisted Tuesdays

October 22

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Comedy

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in

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