Sniper arrests don’t stop the fear
others selflessly Dianne Roth gave
Looking over one’s shoulder at gas bars has become a way of life.
up her time to assist humanity during a seven-year trip to
Diabetes hurts the young too Being diagnosed with diabetes has
many young people
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 22
Halloween dos and don’ts Tips include exercising caution on the big night By CARLA
glamorous or sexy.
slaying on sidewalks and checking
“Cinderella, southern belles and
Witches, ghosts and goblins will
and gangsters are
be on the prowl Thursday night.
quite popular costumes,” Hilborn
But what are most likely to be knocking on doors this Halloween
attributed this to the
recent screening of Spiderman.
co-owner of Maskerade Manor in Cambridge, which also sells and rents cosHilborn,
tumes, agrees. “It
(Spiderman) has sparked a
renewed interest in superheroes, such as Batman, Robin, Catwoman and Superman.” Besides the classic superheroes, Tizzey said Shrek is a new addi-
tion to his
Halloween. Hilborn added the media influences a lot of Halloween costumes. However, he said little interest has been shown in Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the
Rings costumes. However, he said almost any costume is “in” if it meets the proper requirements. According to Hilborn, guys prefer costumes
which don’t include tights or Spandex and requires them to carry a weapon. Girls’ costumes, on the other hand, must be
Two Bv JULIE
Hilborn said people are becoming
more adventuresome with makeup less interested in
and prosthetics, which are makeup techniques used in TV shows such as Buffy and Star Trek, have grown in popularisaid
However, Hilborn added, “Wear
Jim Kolb, a public education officer at the Kitchener fire
decorating their First,
avoid masks where Kolb, because a
mask could block
a child’s vision.
Additional safety tips for trickinclude carrying a flashlight, travelling in groups.
have 250 to 300
loops,” said Matthew.
he said, place jack-o’containing
home and away
the home should be lit using battery-powered lighting, such as flashlights.
safe for all the
make your little
and goblins. To do this, remove all items around the outside of your house
from any flammable materials. He added jack-o’-lantems inside
sure the costume
dles outside the
ing Halloween night.
department, offers some safety tips to consider before you dress yourself or your child up for Halloween. For trick-or-treaters, Kolb suggests wearing brightly coloured costumes or decorating it with Also,
Secondly, Kolb said
what’s comfortable for you.”
How’s your Halloween spirit? If it is low, look no further then the Doon Daycare Centre for inspira-
too often ruins a time of
celebration,” Kolb said.
“Halloween should be a time of due to careless
fun, but tragedy
Tizzey added the Austin Powers’ look
The Costume Cambridge, said the
could cause children to trip or Also, turn on outside lights. “Be extra ''^- r^ful when driving,” said Kolb, who added children are excited and may forget safety that
motorists to pay and slow down while driving Halloween night. “Costumes, pumpkins, treats and haunted houses are all part of Halloween,” Kolb said. “But peo-
order to prevent tragedy.”
up in the Scream movie costume for Halloween. “And it took us about
(Photo by Carla Sandham)
rom Hilborn, co-owner of Maskerade Manor on Queen Street in Cambridge, offers a large selection of scary and extravagant cosiimoc fnr rpnt Fnr additional ohotos. see Paoe 8.
thinking about staying in
and handing out
can eat more candy.” Nemec. a supervisor at the centre, said the boys volunteered to decorate and have had a
She said the brothers call Guinness World check if their chain
Kitchener brothers Matthew and Braden Faulkner have taken over decorating one of the centre’s
was the longest in the world. "We checked and the longest was something like 50 miles, she said. According to www.guinnessworldrecords.com. the longest paper chain w as made in Texas in 1998. The chain had 584.000 links, was made in 24 hours by 60
Halloween with first. Matthew. 9. and decided to start a paper
playrooms designs. At
Braden. 7. chain for the smaller kids attending daycare. Made out ol loops ot
black and orange paper, the two had the chain wrapping around the entire "It
called the decorating. "Boys' time goal in the morning." Their No.
"Next vear (Photo by Julie Graham)
"Gel the chain around the
the chain, the bovs used slapies and construction paper
Daycare Centre. and Matthew Faulkner hold the paper chain they created at the Doon 250 to 300 has chain their said and playrooms of the one decorate The brothers volunteered to
readv to do for you." said Nemec. The brothers both enjoy five-pin bow ling and hope to decorate for Christmas and N’alentine's Das.
attend the day
care for a half hour in the mornings and an hour alter school,
reached around the entire room. enthusiastic. very "They're Anvlhing you ask them, they re
The boys, who
from the record. Nemec said
they were pleased
Matthew, who also said they wanted something that was Halloween themed, but not scary tor the
was 83.36 kilometres Although the boys were
playroom before long.
the entire playroom.
too old to
might be able to come back and help said Halloween, for out Matthew. to the day-care centre but
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
for students with learning disabilities sdf
of disability services, believes
By HALLEY McPOLIN The Conestoga College post-secaccommodation support strategies program, or PASS, is all
are just beginning to see the impact of the project. "We have seen that
and ready summer.
one week alone are way ahead of the game. The benefit of the Learning Opportunities Project will be seen for years to come.”
four-week summer starts at the beginning
of July and
targeted to students
with learning disabilities
heading to college. The objective of PASS is to allow for a smooth transition
from high school
“We have seen that those students who attend that one week alone are way
a continuation of
May. That summer one week, but
were so positive
Although nearly $3 million in government funding ended along with the project, Conestoga was granted further funding specifically for
PASS. Marion Mainland, co-ordinator
waiting for the approval of two
more applied degrees. "We’re getting antsy,” said John president of Conestoga College, at the Oct. 21 College
Council meeting. "We'd like to get the answer.” The college submitted two applied degree proposals, a facturing
program and an
Post Secondary Quality Insurance
Students enrolled in
not only be given an assessment, but will also be supplied with one-
on-one guidance with a learning disabilities counsellor, given an orientation on campus, plus have a
introduction to recourses
Technology Services, eight computer labs will make up this cluster, which will be located on the first floor of the C-wing. The construction of the lab cluster will be completed from July to August. Gibson said each lab could hold
(computers) but that
it is still
“We’re getting antsy. like to
approved Tibbits said they will be up and running by the fall of 2003. Also discussed at the meeting was the
continue to be monitored after
has been designed to ease disabilities
learning skills adviser to fine-tune
students the technical
including training in the
high school stu-
dents will be invited to participate in
disabilities institute proposal, cri-
institute in Ontario, avail-
of a formal psycho-educational assessment report including
services department provides stu-
the often-difficult changeover stu-
development of a future cluster
a 45-station lab.
classroom 1B21 is
a 30-station open access
other 25-station open access lab in the Sanctuary,
Students Incorporated (CSI) sponsored. Altogether that’s a total of
100 new computers in these labs. Along with the new labs, almost all of the computers in the school with upgraded been have
Windows XP and
with the assistance of an
employment adviser whose to discuss the possible
Computer updates have been happening around the school. Three
open on the new computer first floor of the B-wing. Room labs are
in next year, in
with next year’s 540- to
630-square-metre expansion of the
confidence in themselves and their
According to a recent survey done with former students with learning disabilities, 82 per cent indicated the main area affected by their disability was an academic while only
had a negative impact
of the program
have been positive and with the addition of the four-week PASS
summer, new students
with learning disabilities coming to Conestoga College can be confident they will have
the workplace. This suggests the
advantages and opportunities as
most important time
to present stu-
Learning Resource Centre, the software
The issue of book lists being put on the school’s Web site was
do everything our power to make we’ll
the door, and that for those
brought up by
should be a top
addressing a new policy on cellphones in classrooms.
a safety issue,” said CSI
dents and we’ll do everything in our to
in the office
be a major focus. "This is an important issue to
brought up the issue during the constmction of Tim Hortons. Most council members agreed that this was a problem and discussed the issue of moving it or Student Services to another location. Further discussions about the situation will take place at a later date, along with
agreed saying the book
to get out.
Evans, from the
school of business,
due date such as March, in which book lists had to be in, putting the list on the Web site wouldn’t be a problem. Another big concern at the meeting was the Tim Hortons’
Student Services, students won’t come in if people are blocking
issue to students
lineup that blocks the Student Services doorway in the morning. According to Carol Gregory of
same level. But the changes aren’t over. Gibson said Pentium 400 and 500
they need to be successful in college, but also provides them with
program not only gives, knowledge
impact of a
employment. This includes considering what procedures would be and employer student taken, responsibilities, and what equipment, if any, would be needed to
According to Gibson, the graphic design program received 36 new computers (iMacs and eMacs), with upgraded programs to bring both the second and third year computers
have graduated from their respective programs. The disability
of the program do
encounter when moving from secondary school to post-secondary. From what has been seen in the
XP. The school has also increased the number of Internet-enabled
two applied degrees
from the student describing why they would like to attend the pro-
Mainland of the program. "They will also get a full course credit and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the
have been pushed back to or Nov. 14 at the
students get their assessments done early,” says
of the curriculum themes
form for students 18 years of age The program also asks for a personal letter of 250 words
in the college.
minister in China until Nov. 8, the
organization on Oct. 15, but with
include: admission to a post-sec-
need would be during school, where as in the workplace the pressure and time restraints of assignments, tests and exams are not an
the benefits of
tive technologies, or literacy lab,
expected formal results from the
and services including the adap-
Tibbits and college
their study strategies
of computer labs. According to Richard Gibson, the chief informa-
By VANESSA LAYE is
(PLP) and workplace accommodations for those students
dents with the extra support they
applied degree programs could be on the
Two more College management
the Learning Opportunities Project, a four-year research study that
ing disabilities and to identify any may face
potential barriers students
nology training, learning strategies training, development and completion of the Personal Learning Plan
are: adaptive tech-
Students will also be given a full credit for the strategies for student
lege for those students with learn-
more quickly. The program
secondary school transcript with an average of 60 per cent or higher and a signed consent
diagnosis of a
be included during the
that if faculty
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: SELF-ESTEEM tike “She has high self-esteem” or “He has low self-esteem.” don’t think anyone can be categorized that simply. We all have strengths and weaknesses and our attitude toward these affects our self-esteem. Reactions to low test marks vary from “J didn’t do well on this test" to I’m stupid.”
Talking about self-esteem, people use phrases I
How you regard your relationship skills, personality, job and school performance, body image or sexuality all impact on your self-esteem. This influences how you view opportunities and limitations. For example, do you avoid social situations fearing others won’t (ike you? Do you avoid new experiences because you anticipate failure? You can grow
in self-esteem by developing confidence and strengths from within. Selfesteem doesn't change overnight. It builds slowly by taking care of yourself, developing support and intimacy, setting realistic goals and learning positive self-talk. The objective is to accept yourself and acknowledge your value as a human being.
You can read about
self-esteem, talk to
a counsellor or attend an upcoming group
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
from Student Services
Brooke Stewart (left) and Abtin Mansoub, sales managers for Professional Communications Inc., show off the cellular phones they were selling for Telus in the Sanctuary on Oct. 1 7.
News — Design contest could send students packing SPOKE, October
By VALENTINA RAPOPORT
Matt Miller, a third-year graphic design
instructor, said contests such as the Agfa contest are important not because of the prizes, but
graphic design students are being
be creative and express
themselves through a design
because they help students create
The students arc taking part in the Agfa Young Creatives Contest 2002,
for the contest. If
could win them a
where they must create a package design as well as a tin can label and
sticker to market a wristwatch.
in their lives.
not a portfo-
time the college
been involved in an Agfa packaging design contest. In the
company’s contests have of photography or graphic design rather then package past the
Agfa, a manufaeturing
don’t go into contests just
meant to express “the TIME of your life,” (according to the contest are
The contest will .select four platinum winners and 10 gold winners.
“We, as a course, have been in Agfa worldwide contests for a number of years now and we’ve won platinum twice - which means best in Canada.” .Miller said
Platinum winners will be taken to
referring to past photography and
graphic design contests.
rules) to advertise a wristwatch.
design workshops and trade shows
printed as the product’s packaging
and the students
free wristwatches, a graphic design
(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)
a third-year graphic design student, works on a package design she plans Young Creatives Contest, where students can win a trip to Europe.
winners will have their work displayed on the Agfa
wristwatch and a graphic design book. Both platinum and gold
Students were given the project
a third-year graph-
at the college, is
excited to take part in the contest.
“The chance to win an overseas trip to Europe for free, what student doesn’t want that?,” Stillar said.
R y IZABELA ZARZYCKA
could touch the lungs after putting on a pair of gloves. “The drug and alcohol abuse
Grades 7 and 8 on Oct. 1 7 approximately 190 public
school kids in attendance.
students are finish-
semester and will
groups and each group was respon-
a straight line just as a
said the nurs-
sible for teaching the
dents the proper ways of staying healthy.
Each group had
utes to present their material.
Some of the presentations covered drug and alcohol abuse, smoking and healthy relationships.
said most of the work was done during the summer.
to short deadlines.
third-year graphic design students
“There’s no more stress than normal because of our (usual) heavy workload,” she said, adding. “Busy is good in this industry.”
and optional for second-year students in the program. Winners will be notified during the second week of November.
with the CSI
that last an entire lifetime. v, and the thousands of people you have It's the activities you participate in experience. chance to meet that make traveling such a worthwhile , , ^ isn t about student a as traveling More importantly, it's vital to note that student along the way. Rather, travehng as a to excess at the final destination and you learn while you are relaxmg. where activity cultural is supposed to be a Year s Eve or Daytona for Sprmg Admittedly, traveling to Quebec City for New at the same tune it is. Break isn't particularly a cultural experience. But Instead, they have heavy drinking. of Travel companies don't plan hours or days experience the p ace and about and out get activity schedules where people can alcohol. they are visiting without the focus being on for everyone. Obviously the biggest isn't locaUy even or abroad However, traveling expensive nor are they extremely me^enfactor is cost. These trips aren't overly :,udents need to pl^ ahead to major expense sive. Going away as a student is a for expenses while on as weU -v money to go as .
Putting on the fair took a lot of planning and hard work, but
individual work, students have some very interesting answers. I’m sure,” Miller said. “It’s
they were pulled over by police. Couch said, “The kids
Spring Break. New Year s Eve and for The CSI has trips to Montreal and Quebec City available for destination. favoured the Spring Break, DajTona Beach is incredibly strong friendships People who go on these trips together often devek
drinking and driving.
ent projects in a
won platinum and were
or amazing party you went to that will Sometimes it's not tliat remind you of your time at college. yourself Maybe, just maybe, it's that trip you took with your classmates or even by Conestoga. at here time your of moment that might be the defining Year's Eve or Every year, the CSI offers a variety of trips you can take for New
group had a neat idea,” Couch said. The group got goggles and put 'Vaseline over them to represent
ing students were divided into 12
ordinators at the
week of October
The goggles showed students the way a drunk person would see. Then the students had to walk in
graduate in December. Sandi Couch, one of the four co-
said each group thought of ways to get their infor-
mation across. The group that did smoking brought in two pig lungs the damaged, and dark one was
tered nursing students put
From tlie Sanctuary
This year’s annual health fair at Lincoln Heights public school in Waterloo was a rousing success. The Conestoga College regis-
and must submit their designs via e-mail by Oct. 25. According to Stillar, students in the program work on three differ-
Health fair a hit at local public school
to enter into
framed Agfa Young
1999, and Cathy Grant, in 2001.
ensure they have enough trip. Far too often students
sure they have enough
plan to go aw^
druix. .uuo and buy souvemrs. to get to their destination and back, need food to survive and not eatmg People important. very is Eating on these trips into a horrible experience. is a fast way to turn a great trip ^ > they bring money just in case they get sick^ sure make to need also Students make sure that a student s Health insurance can be purchased at a low cost to
health is well taken care of. ^ meant to scare students off o Explaining some of the hazards of traveling isn't srre that our students who do travehng. Instead, the CSI just wants to make travel come home safely. * about on some grand adventure thi So if you are planning on heading out and make sure you have everything school year, just do a httle bit of research and
-Jody Andruszkiewicz er CSI events progra
(Photo by Izabela Zarzyeka)
^andi Couch, demonstrates changing bandages on a dummy. Couch was a co-ordinator at the health fair at Lincoln Heights public school
Waterloo on Oct. 17.
_ SPOKE, October 28, 2002
HOW WARM IS YOUR HOME?
hydro rates unreasonable this are still in
Chances are people reading
hand has hovered over the heat
(especially those unlucky people
hydro consumers weigh giant
dial this fall
with electric heat) as shivering
electricity bills against
jacket to bed.
The price of hydro in Ontario is at a ridiculous rate. People all over the province are freezing in order to afford their regular lifestyle. Other hydro customers - especially seniors on fixed budgets are
finding they have to cut back on things like social activities, gro-
and other “frivolous” areas just to keep from having their radios drowned out by chattering teeth. Rates in Kitchener have soared since Ontario Hydro was deregu-
and Kitchener Wilmot Hydro adjusted its retail rates residential energy charge was raised to $0.0715 a kilowatt hour in March and climbed to $0.0777 in October. Further clouding the picture is the abundance of charges on the new hydro bill. The number has jumped from three to eight. These lated
include a debt retirement charge, transmission network
charge, transmission connection charge, wholesale market charge
and a standard supply administration fee. The government should set up a 1-800 number just to help people understand their bill. But, that would just give them an excuse to add a ninth charge to the hydro
The Ontario government
have blamed the hefty
Energy Minister John Baird lengthy summer. They want us -
particularly Premier Ernie
off, the prices will
believe once the air-conditioners
Sniper changed our
average out and not look quite so I
But what one has to remember is not everyone has air-conditioning - many low-income families simply can’t afford the luxury but heat or electric-generated straight is whether it everyone has heat, gas heat that requires hydro to run the motor. The problems won’t end after this winter either, according to the Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO), which was responsible for issuing the numerous hydro-consumption warnings this past summer. A panel group with the IMO has already warned the public that unless things change within the hydro industry soon,
summer of 2003. past summer was the unrein Ontario. The Pickering
face brownouts and blackouts in the
of two nuclear power plants
nuclear plant has been shutdown for
because of financial
and health concerns. The Bruce nuclear plant had one of its reactors broken for the entire summer. That caused the government to import hydro - at a higher cost - from other provinces to meet demands.
that these areas will
improve anytime soon.
media in Ontario has not covIt may be surprising to some and vigour as they might much vim with as crisis hydro ered the that the
normally with other stories of similar importance or widespread effect on readers. The main reason for this is because Toronto Hydro charges their customers a
fee for the entire year and
very well be that the only thing heating up around here this
CNN was reporting on the
had been made
found asleep in Frederick,
want other places like that in our society,
and was linked by
five or it
a target of opportu-
a target of convenience.”
of the shootings.
car up with gas
and looked around for spots a sniper could be hiding.
U.S. residents reeling, and changed
experts say serial killers
part of their
sick fantasies. However, Dr. Barry
“I’ve evaluated thousands of criminal
defendants over the years and
to get caught,”
killing “for kicks.”
order to sus-
tain that feeling, they
buying gas, getting groceries or
locations and times of shootings
even simply being outside.
become bolder and increasingly brazen. The behaviour that excited
sniper did not affect
shootings alfected us
many of his random
stand on end. Unfortunately, the
of the American Snipers
the killer has chosen to
the news headlines
an article in the National Post a ago.
embedded me with
caused by the
Justus the Sept. 11
worry about copycats. terrorist
view the world, so did the sniper’s
attacks at serv-
There are probably
exciting for It is
the eighth time.
understand a crim-
mind and method.
not be the last time
type of crime. others don’t
time might not be as
But what we do know,
people don’t want
pure randomness of the sniper’s
their lives forever.
Association, stated, “It’s no suiprise
winter will be the controversy surrounding hydro prices.
Rosenfeld, a clinical psychologist,
think of having to
one place for four or
minutes gassing up a vehicle,
sniper’s reign of terror left
a roadside rest stop
A Bushmaster rifle was found in their car,
on Oct. 24,
hand with a feeling of anxiety.
Washington area. John Allen Muhammad, 41, and 17,
impossible to walk
pumping gas now goes hand-in-
sniping spree that terrorized the
John Lee Malvo,
glance over your shoulder.
a street alone and not feel
and from a grocery
tim of the sniper in the United
yet to see their charges jump. It
We have to pray that
us relive the reign of
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— News v^onestoga grad bakes up success by the dozen SPOKE, October
By CARRIE HOTO
hayride around Baden and look at Christmas lights. Last year the event was completely booked. This
Conestoga College graduate dream by owning her
year the special dinner takes place
first weekend of December and everyone on the hayride will choose his of her favourite house in Baden and the winner of the “best house” will get a free breakfast or dinner from Teddy’s Bakery. Christmas isn’t the only special
teddy bear bakery.
Stacy Waters and her husband
Ryan opened Teddy’s Bakery and Castle View Variety in Baden in 1998.
attached to the bakery, olTers: postal
and photocopying serv-
Teddy’s Bakery also provides a romantic atmosphere for Valentine’s Day. “We put candles on all of the tables and have fondue,” Waters said.
centre and groceries.
graduated from Waters Conestoga College in 1997 after completing the two-year food and beverage management program.
One of her favourite things to make are wedding cakes, ‘They are
many ways. They
always different,” because
touch on all aspects of the food industry,” she said, adding, “1
gets a lot busier,” she said.
Just a few
accounting and marketing
her to be creative. “Each year as
weeks ago Waters had to wedding cakes in one
The small bakery and cafe has a warm, comfortable feel with teddy
weekend. She has one full-time employee and 0 part-timers. Waters also offers co-op place-
around the cafe.
teddies,” Waters said. That its
There Boyd’s Bear wall hangings.
(Photo by Carrie Hoto)
name, Teddy’s were also three
the bakery got
complete with autumn colours. Waters, her husband and 17month-old daughter, Zoey, live
place,” he said, adding, “It is a very secure feeling.”
run a bakery
Mmmm, B y KATE
What company has
Kitchener on Nov.
This doughnut haven started back
when Vernon Rudolph
began selling his doughnuts to local grocers in Winston-Salem, N.C. As the popularity
time passed, so grew of its hot glazed doughnuts and well, the rest
The doughnut company, which opened its first Canadian store Dec,
248 stores across North America with plans ol opening
another 32 locations President and said
the next logical
before venturing into other parts of the world."
thinks that Canadians are
Canada has to the
the ’’most similarities These are in.
two main reasons why Krispy Kreme has expanded into this
ideas for the
dad and two
Waters and her family are very
what he studied
Waters offered a bit of advice to students wanting to follow in her footsteps. “Be prepared to put in alot of hours and always be open to
they are both
For Christmas Teddy’s Bakery offers live music with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for supper,
Waters passion has always been food industry. “I can remember as a young child baking with my mom,” she said. Waters added
of the Optimist Club and
members of the cham-
ber of commerce. Waters said they are always thinking of new ideas to get the community involved.
of the variety store.
Although his wife
from Krispy Kreme, she
with a special dessert to follow. After dinner all the guests go on a
busmess leader to honour Mac Volsin a Kit^ener This scholarship has been established franchises. of chain Shop Meat and entrepreneur, who founded the
ly worried about its opening. She has heard the doughnuts at Krispy Kreme are better, however,
Hortons has better coffee. In addition to the
aso and Morris said the response was “overwhelming." He said the purpose of these job lairs, which take place before every store openmunity
September 2002_direc^^ firom high school into
ing, is to attract
their first year of studies in
Admini^anon Ac^unung, one of the following programs; Business Planmng or Computer Programmer Fmancial Studies, Marketing, Materials Management,
ated 150 jobs. fair
opening of Krispy Kreme beneficial to the extremely will be. community, as the opening has cre-
three stude^ registCTed is awarded annualfy to given Conestoga Collie. The award will be at program Business of any three-year who: and resident permanent or snident who is either a Canadian Citizen
The Mac Voisin
come and work
• . •
Has achieved an
overall average of
years of high school; Has demonstrated leadership during the past two or in the commumty. school high in either demonstrated volunteerism
Value of Award: .
The value of the award
$500.00 to each of the three recipients
Guidelines for Submission of Application:
Morris thinks that Kitchener is "attractive market" and is positive the store will be well -received by the
In addition to
reverse) activities that
j demonstrate leadership and ,
your volunteer work
the next store opening,
stated that Kitchener
Complete the application form (See
Canada, Krispy Kreme is looking and .Asia at expanding into Europe within the next few years.
marks Provide a transcript of your High School documentation to Janecn Hoover, supporting all Submit your application and
SCSB, Associate Registrar, Awards/Financial Aid, Deadline: Thursday, •
Oaober 3 1, 2002
Ryan. Teddy’s Bakery is open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is located on 55 Snyder’s Rd. W., Baden, Ont.
THE MAC VOISIN SCHOLARSHIP
she sometimes needs a little motivation. “She sets high goals, but is scared to take the first step. But, as soon as I give her a push she goes in with both feet and doesn’t come
Tim Hortons’ employee. Tiffany Desnoyers, said even though her store is less than one block away
Currently Waters and Ryan are working on plans to double the size
with stores such as Tim Hortons and Second Cup already
you don’t enjoy the
a lot of
was the next logical place to build. However, competition will be
Kitchener store, w
subsequently, he believes this
not only has a “vibrant market,” but also an “optimistic” real estate mar-,
up? The answer is Krispy Kreme. The American franchise is set to open its third Ontario store at 800 St. S., in
the displays with
to prepare for the lunch rush until p.m. when she makes batters and prepares tortes. At 4 p.m. she starts the kitchen cleanup. In between 5 and 6:30 p.m. she makes dinner for
three minutes can produce enough doughnuts that, if stacked, would be as tall as the CN Tower? Give
At 8 a.m. she restocks shelves and prepares breakfast. At 1 1 a.m. Waters begins
doughnut theatre, a hot sign that are tells the community doughnuts
coming out of
At 7:30 a.m, she prepares to open the store and
preservatives in anything.”
are very fami-
nice being able to in the same
raise a family
bed at 8 or 9 p.m. Then as the day comes to a close Waters looks over paperwork, advertising and
she loved, “Experimenting
the soup,” she said. “There are
above the bakery and variety store. “I like it, because my family is all together.” She also likes being able to walk downstairs to work, instead of having to drive. agreed.
her family. Finally at 7 p.m. she plays with Zoey until she puts her
and variety store. Waters starts her day at 5:30 a.m. by making doughs nuts, breads and muffins. “Almost
Stacy Waters of Teddy’s Bakery and Castle View Variety in Baden stands in front of a display filled with doughnuts and tarts. The items are baked daily by Waters who owns and runs the business.
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
a good wine
How to choose Bv STACEY McCarthy
offered in rose ver-
sions as well as powerful reds.
Are you interested feel
overwhelmed when confronted
brands? You aren't alone.
Merlot - a round, full-tfavoured
Syrah/Shiraz - dark, peppery
their wine selection process.
However, an excellent way to begin your search for a wine is to first decide whether you are a
produce deeper, richer
both Bordeaux wines (a mix
of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and
Cabernet Franc) and Champagne (a mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).
while others chose the darker, richer flavours of red wines.
But don't be afraid to test many different brands of each in your search - it will help to broaden
Many people where
your spectrum. After narrowing your choice to red or white, you must also choose eties
different varieties are also
white-wine lover, or a red one. Many prefer lighter white wines,
between the many different
to start their
planted white wine grape, produces
wine connoisseurs are claiming that isn’t always so. Californian wines are among the top-rated in the world, and Niagara
a full-bodied (rich) wine.
Peninsula wines are also well regard-
White wine varieties (as listed by The Guide to Californian Wine) Chardonnay - the most widely 1
Sauvignon Blanc - a
Red wines 1
Cabernet Sauvignon - the most
widely planted red wine grape, a
in particular is
demand worldwide. A $20 it
and more than $300
also want to add to your
Veteran wine drinkers say a
- Always before
and Australia. wine Veteran Grenouilleau,
author of the Great
of Wine, says there are three
mind when deciding if you've made a good choice in your
things to keep in
wine in your glass aroma. This
spreads the liquid over
exposing a greater portion of
- Raise the wine up to a White wines should be
with a whiteness tinted slightly You should steer clear of those dark in colour, or with a strong yel-
Grenouilleau says the smells of dif-
the world, and Niagara Peninsula wines are
also well regarded.
strong smell of grape,
are also flowery, woodsy, or fruity.
Smell (also called the bouquet)
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Despite the added healthy bonus
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“Yes, we’ve definitely been
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the store, said
people are coming
wines they have heard about or
Sometimes she recom-
store staff can also
a particular type
tomers as well.
clerks have their favourites,”
she said, “and they
and the quality
with those wines and can describe
and found out
manager of The Wine Shoppe
said part of her job
proper ways to taste wine and what
drinking a class of red wine each
best tasting wines, like
day can significantly reduce one’s chance of a heart attack. The skins
Jackson Triggs, are around $12 to
of grapes secrete a large amount of
the chemical resveratrol
left to sit
for long periods.
said she hasn’t
in the number of young people buying wine, “Our Heartland store has (had more younger people) because they have the university kids out there.” The
noted an increase
Wine Shoppe, located Food Basics grocery store.
Heartland inside a
things are always
Studies completed in 1997 found
culture and Conestoga College.
say they are
actually healthy for
the different wines)
of the grapes used that make a good
tried at restaurants.
because people have been
visiting their doctors
other cultures. Peer hosts can help students
too expensive a practice to
resulting in increased sales.
Most importantly, keep mind that no one begins his
wine,” Hamilton said, and not the
Guelph’s Willow West Mall, said the number of customers is up
at their restau-
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the wine selection process,
the best-selling brands and cus-
a bright red. Avoid those
sources to get advice on nice-tasting wines, as are waiters in restaurants. They usually know
wine or liquor store - it’s their job to know about wine. Friends and family are excellent
too cloudy or pale.
shopping for red wine, the
guish different elements of a taste
don’t be afraid to ask experts at a
Californian wines are
the four parts of the tongue distin-
ferent wines are distinctive. In addi-
Rose wines have a broader range of colours from rose to pale red. You should look for a rose wine that’s not
colour should be pure and (Photo by Stacey McCarthy)
should sip and then
the wine for evaporation and inhala-
duced by vineyards
More people are dropping by wine stores
lot of trial
finding the best-tasting ones.
Flavourful, quality wines
(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)
think a lot of people have
orders an $800 bottle of wine, or a
vintage $1,200 French wine.”
“Wine doesn’t have
to be expenHamilton agreed. Some of the best-tasting wines at her store average between $9.25 for an Oakridge Noir to $16.95 for a Trius Chardonnay. “It’s the process (used to produce sive,”
to look for in the different varieties.
“Learning about wine is a neverending learning process and new things are always happening.”
Malcolmson’s Wine Shoppe and the chain’s other stores are only permitted to carry certain brands of wine - those provided by its supplier, Andres. As well,
wine by the
“We have 25
includes wines produced and bottled in
— Page 7
Local breweries offer unique tastes By JANIN E
and easy drinking, Moore said they cannot keep the dry ale in stock.
for bottling. Last
Brick produced 75,000 hectolitres oi' beer, with one hec-
We’ve all got our brands. We all know what tastes good, but what does
Brewery in Waterloo is attempting to sway beer drinkers away from the competition and get them to try something new. Jim Brickman founded Brick Brewing in 1984. With eight
in the market.
Production manager for six
gives the beer
to 5 C.
have been a popubottling beer at
on Parkside Drive
Andy Moore, manager for three and a half years at Mister Beer U Brew, explains how they produce beer for customers’ home con-
The keg is hooked up to a hose that sends the beer through the filter and into a spout that the customer is able to pour into individual
vious year could return to eaith. Unfortunately, there are no reli-
the era available and so many of “facts” on the ancient Celts are
from old legends. As disagreement as to
whether the Celts honoured or feared those spirits.
Jvlany historians and neo-pagans claim that the Celts believed that on spirits
roam the earth and possess bodies of peothe living. Therefore, the Celtic ple to
used^o put out
the spirits. in
their hearth fires
homes less inviting to They would also dress up
scary costumes, noisily parade
around their darkened neigbourhoods and cause destruction to scare the spirits
However, not everyone this
experts say the
Brick Brewery has three tanks for processing beer.
in age from university students to retired people. Due to the turnover of the wort.
Waterloo location. preservatives,
Brew does not use
which can leave a
slight chemical taste. “There’s not a bottle flavour to it like commercial beer,” said
and 100% smoke-free For healthy food choices, food safety restaurant. Contact the Waterloo seating, choose an Eat Smarll at 883-2253 or Region Comiminity Health Department
WHW. eatsmart web. net
unlatched so the spirits, who were perceived as guests of honour, had
died throughout the pre-
and cap. The Brew has about 30
Eating out tonight? Make a smart choice.
Bridget Haggerty claims that the Celts left their doors and windows
between the worlds of the living and the dead were weakened and so the spirits of
Mister Beer U steady customers, which amounts to 10 to 25 bags of wort per week.
returned spirits were not feared but honoured and fed. Irish writer
night, the boundaries
(Photo by Janine Toms)
sumption. One batch of beer makes 144 bottles. The batch of beer costs $90, or 63 cents a bottle. Offering seven varieties of beer, dry ale is their most popular brew. Mellow
observed the festival as well. Samhain, the ancient predecessor of Halloween, took place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Celts believed that on that
bottling process starts with
ond, more refined filtering is done, removing any small yeast particles, which would make the beer look
claim that Celts in the British Islands of other parts
a result, there
was called Samhain (sow-in) and was held by ancient Celts in what we now know as
drinks and can be reused a
the mysterious roots
of Halloween, we must go back in time over 2,000 years and observe the Celtic “festival of the dead.”
The bagged wort
sanitizing the bottles. Then, a sec-
By PETR CIHACEK
This keeps the wort from
surized with a carbon dioxide tank for two consecutive days.
ancient Celtic festival
beer, three litres of
ferred into a keg, and
Halloween finds roots
take the guesswork
days to age. Filtering and dispensing beer into kegs takes place at their Waterloo location and tVve rest is sent by
same ones used
tles are the
fermenting again. After two weeks, a filtering system is used to remove any impuri-
the premises into either one-litre or 500 ml plastic bottles. These bot-
ferment the sugars, and in short, you have beer. The process takes six days to ferment and eight
brew and the
in plastic bottles as
to the boiling
kept at a standard temperature of 3
water to produce the nec-
has three tanks for beer production. store a mix of multi-bar-
yeast are added to the 47 litres of
stays cooler than the conven-
said the Brick
the process works.
that of a
The bag then sits to ferment one week. The wort is then moved to the cold room where it is
The tanks ley with
out of things,”
said the plastic bottle is
The premix ensures
the next thing for beer. “It
Beer at the Brick is made at its Waterloo microbrewery, which is defined as a brewery that produces less than 100,000 hectolitres of beer. In Waterloo, the
wave of the future in beer for sure.” The plastic bottle doesn’t break
Brick Lager beer
and twenty-six employees later, the Brick boasts four locations, a Waterloo microbrewery, bottling production in Formosa, a Kitchener
set out to find his
increased sales by 56 per for
The newest launch
the production of beer at
after being reintroduced into stout bottles this spring. The stubby Red
Mister Brew from head office, it comes as a bag of wort, beer with-
The Brick has 15 varieties of The brand Red Cap has become its most popular product
bottle of beer?
homes. A specake and food were also pre-
free access to their cial
pared for the spirits. sacrificed It is believed that Celts
animals to their deities or the spirits
that night as well.
Samhain is usually translated as to the end of summer. According some historians, Samhain was also of the name of the Celtic Lord
Death. Others, such as the Eliade’s Encyclopedia of Religion, claim that Samhain represented a whole spec-
trum of non-human forces. But it is agreed that Samhain was Year also observed as the Celtic New
and the beginning of the dark half of the year. The pagan people and fall
and winter, their festi-
went through many changes the centuries.When the
Romans conquered Celtic territories adopted in the first century AD, they Samhain and combined
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was Samhain Eventually. replaced with All Hallows Eve and All Saints' Day. The word Halloween is derived from All Hallows Eve.
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
Truth behind Wiccan religion Bv SINEAD McGARRY With Halloween
are thinking about
quenees, and that
For those dressing as witches, warts, tall black hats, and broomsticks are a few of the necessities required in order to perfect their
must take responsibility for their own actions and choices. The magic circle is a sacred space for Wiccans, where they
However, many people are unaware that witchcraft is still practised today by Wiccans. Wicca is
religion that traces
roots back to paganism.
Bv CARLA SANDHAM Candy
cian at the Region of Waterloo Public Health Department, pro-
spirituality as well as a physical
ditional chocolate bars
air is the wind, sky, and the breath of their bodies. The water is the sea, rivers, the rain, and the tears and
magic with religious said Sarah Merry, a Waterloo resident and follower of Wicca. The threefold law and the magic circle are the two central dimenthought,”
sions that contribute to the
tradition. Wiccans believe that the
witch stirring a cauldron
threefold law refers to actions indi-
brew, but Wiccans view magic in a
magic as a form of prayer. to do something myself, alone. I don’t “I see
(Photo by Carla Sandham)
The man with the masks co-owner of Maskerade Manor in Cambridge, models one of his many costume accessories. For the full story see Page 1
treats include raisins,
rice cereal treats, peanuts, fruit or
choosing sugar-based candies, such as lollipops or gumdrops, which are lower in fat and calories titan chocolate.
portions. Prange offers the fol-
“Linked together theses four components are the basis of their world, bodies, minds, and spirits.” When referring to magic or spells, most people might picture a
vides a few alternatives to the tra-
the practice of
Ellen Prange, a registered dieti-
closely tied to nature
Wiccans believe in. Wiccan the to According Church of Canada, “Each element represents qualities of life and
blood of their bodies. Fire is the moon, stars, and the warmth of their bodies and the earth is the land, rock, soil, and the flesh of
aligned with the four elements that
Tips for treats
and practices have grown from a blend of European pagan folk traditions dating back to the 19th cen-
quarter points of the circle are
images have fixture in pop cul-
cast spells in
wholeness of things, as well as the nature of life and time. The four-
the Craft have portrayed witches as
young women who
a variety of reasons including
The round shape symbolizes
do it alone, I just need some guidance and strength,” said Merry. Wiccans perform their spells for
tal, and spiritual. Similar to the Eastern concept of Karma, the idea
preparing their costumes.
ask the higher power to do
different ways: the physical,
amounts. Freeze large amounts of perishable candy so portion control is easier.
Teach children to eat candy their meals instead of
between them. Small daily portions of candy is
The higher power helps me
These actions can take place on three different levels, or in three
VIP/CIP 2002 for crowds, long lunch lines
& class cancellations!
Wednesday, November 13 8:00
3500 or more High School Students at
to visit with
The general public will
is also invited to join Conestoga College & 24 Ontario Colleges for an open House at the Conestoga College Recreation Centre on Tuesday, November 12 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Ontario Colleges and learn about
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Interested in volunteering your time for either of these dates? Have any questions or comments? Contact Jan Stroh at 519-748-5220, ext. 3279.
Workshop covers signs By A MEE WILSON
The workshop Suicide affects us
ple choose to stay distant and not be
concerned about someone be suicidal. The fact
:30 to 3 p.m. Kraler will be
conducting the workshop that
students and faculty
more about suicide and help someone who may be
done by the Education
the second leading cause
of death of
cide at one point in their lifetime.
Kraler will be pre.senting more
cerned about themselves are also
are concerned about
giving that person the
some people may not take it if someone brings up sui-
being intoxicated and
you just shouldn’t
anyone can pick up on the
ily,” says Kraler, adding, “A lot of people are dying before they see a
coun.sellor.” Kraler says if
about suicide. According SIEC, raising awareness is an important and necessary component
be suicidal and
you’re not comfortable dealing with it
of suicide prevention, but
you are concerned about your own well-being you may also talk to
seriously and always pay atten-
yourself, find .someone
agree to keep Kraler, adding,
being said. “Don’t a
call the crisis clinic at
Hospital at 742-3611 ext. 2353 or call the di.stress line at
quote given by Kraler reads,
get help.” Talking about their feel-
‘The beginning of the way
ings and thoughts gives them a sense
of freedom. If the
a doctor in health services, talk to
Kraler said people must
Kraler hopes the workshop will
don’t have to be a professional (to
— Page 9
cial to talk
make people more aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide. The workshop will aim to help people feel more comfortable to act in some way. “You
studies also .show that 12 per
to a survey
important for people to
People must understand that
help),” Kraler says.
they talk about suicide to
how to handle immediand a discussion and ques-
shouldn’t be involved with. Others
a private matter that they
counsellor Barb Kraler says, a
of depression and suicide, concerns about helping someone, assessing
will include signs
person refuses to open up to
your concern, “Don’t give up so eas-
Information Education Centre their
50-cent coin circulating to honour Queen’s Jubilee By ANDREA
a unique opportunity to collect a
souvenir of the Golden Jubilee of
your pockexchange your
change for a new 50-cent Golden Jubilee coin.
The coin was introduced in May 2002 but is expected to be more popular since the Queen’s visit to Canada. is
Canadians will keep the coin as a keepsake to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee tour.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth
said Danielle Wetherup,. president
and master of the Royal Canadian Mint on Canada.com, adding “that it is also a circulating coin and can be used for financial transactions.”
The 50-cent coin displays the Coat of Arms of Canada and honEngland, Scotland, Ireland and Erance, the four founding nations of Canada. ours
The new coin
Royal Canadian Mint
represents her Majesty’s 50-year reign.
that this is
out of nickel plated
steel. The. Latin inscription, “A Mari usque ad Mare,” means “from sea to sea”; the second
“Desiderantes inscription, meliorem patriam,” means “they
desire a better country.”
cent coin usually
in ’ousiness transactions
mostly purchased by collectors. “The annual mintage (production) of the 50-cent coin is typical-
Eor the Golden 500,000. of HRH (Her Royal Highness), we created a new ly
vending machines.” coin,
has also introduced special
keepsake coins like the Silver Proof Dollar, the Special Edition Proof set and more.
The 50-cent coin has a long hisThe RCM’s
tory with Canadians.
design and increased production of our 2002 50-cent coin, produc-
ing approximately one for every Canadian,” said Eileen Melnick
British Royal Dominion of Canada. It featured the St. Edward’s crown atop crossed boughs of sweet maple that were tied at the bottom by a
McCarthy manager of communications at RCM. “Over the years, the mintage of the coin has decreased due to several factors. We introduced other denominations (the $1 and $2 coin). The 50-
model by William Tweed.
The 50-cent coin was
Along with the new
1870 by the Mint for the
be struck at the Royal Canadian Mint on Jan. 2, 1908, the day they opened. It was struck by Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada. Since most retail and banking outlets do not have a separate slot
Mint has formed some special distribution partnerships. You can pick up your
for the 50-cent coins, the
at Canada Post coin dealers, Laura Secord, the Bay, Royal Bank branches and HSBC banks across
The obverse featured a crowned effigy of Queen Victoria based on
RCM Web site
For more information visit the at www.mint.ca.
College students have
Oktoberfest party By DANIEL ROTH
Andruszkiewicz credits different security measures taken this year
which prevented any trouble. “The Lions Club hired a profes-
company with a
Oktoberfest at Queensmount Arena
great reputation for keeping events
Conestoga, from Students Fanshawe, Sheridan, Ryerson and Wilfrid Laurier partied to the music of Walter Ostanek.
safe and fun for their participants,”
Also, 12 law and security administration students were hired to
the four buses
Andruszkiewicz, events co-ordinator for Conestoga Students Inc.,
back and forth from the arena
students from Conestoga College
“They did a fantastic job of making sure that everything was safe,”
with a fan at the Willkommen Scott Moyer, of Pennsylvania’s Great Kensington String Band, poses Lisa Lishman welcomes visimember in Kitchener on Oct. 13. Below, Oktoberfest committee
tors at the
are not the only
an event that
sells itself. “It's
a great event that students
from outside Waterloo Region really look
ward to.” Andruszkiewicz said both the student leaders from Sheridan and Ryerson said their students enjoyed
going to assume the students from the other colleges
Andruszkiewicz is also working on promoting school spirit for future events.
amount of alcohol was that
Sheridan students proudly sported T-shirts promoting their school at that something Andruskiewicz thinks is a good
T-shirts included phrases
One of the more popular sentences on Sheridan's T-shirts readf you didn't get into Sheridan you can always go to Fanshawe." "If
"We don't have T-shirts yet. It's something we ha\'e to build on. and it's something we are building on. Andruszkiewicz said. "School spirit like that is grow-
ing to plan," he said, adding,
"There weren't any problems that really encountered. Everything
was planned went off accord"The buses ran on schedule, and to my knowledge the students had a great time."
not here yet, but pretty
e\ents like special Oktoberfest will have T-shirts and
things like that."
Canada’s great Bavarian Festival Platz
scene can be dangerous Most of
into any drink.
in liquid form.
dangerous place, particularly for
drug is also undetectable by ordinary drug tests. Furthermore, the drug can be manufactured using recipes from the Internet. As a result, the drug is becoming more popular with
women. The Globe and Mail reported on
sexual predators. is ingested the drug Once
Oct. 14 that a 15-year-old Montreal girl had been assaulted by four
will take effect in about
challenging, fun, and
carefree at times. However,
nightclubs or even a party can be a
20 to 60 up to four hours. Most of the symptoms can last up to seven hours. However,
minutes and can
men. The girl was found naked and wandering the halls of a motel on the morning of Oct. 12. She had been attending a dance nearby.
people have reported dizziness for up to two weeks. A coaster has been developed that can detect GHB and is said to
Police believe that the girl’s drink
had been spiked by gammahydroxybutyrate also known as
GHB, a When
with a swizzle stick or your finger. If a drug is present the coast-
except that she had been naked in a room with four men. The Globe
and Mail reported that police also found evidence of sexual assault. GHB is being used as a date rape drug because it can cause drowsiness,
However, the coasters have sparked some concern because (Photo by Jeff Morley)
widely sold across the United States and
Bars and nightclubs can be a dangerous place. GBH, a date-rape drug, is clear, odourless and make people tasteless. The drug leaves a person feeling drowsy, it inhibits memory and it tends to
even being sold on the Internet. fact,
reported that the
Bv JULIANNA KERR movie junkie.
the first to admit
ashamed. I’m also not alone - not by any means. So if you love good flicks and want a great way to find
was not used due to to induce a deep
sleep for surgery.
Furthermore, the drug can also have serious side effects, such as
made me check
fessed movie junkie just like me.
content of this
better than that, he’s rather
fond of the Net as well. I’m not. I don’t have the patience to surf. However, his promise of short
A friend of mine tipped me off about this site. He’s a self-proAnd
them. I’ve got a surprise for you.
films featuring long-lost
childhood finally out the
must be said
rill V L
could be considered offensive. Now, on with site
Www.Ifilm.com has managed to combine all that fast-action big budget stuff with weird and won-
coasters will also give people a
to assault. seizures, vomiting, hallucination,
unconsciousness, arrest and coma.
clear and can be easily
things I’ve never seen
When you home
page, you have a couple of
options to get you started. You can select from headings including short
And if you’re hoping to view some of the many trailers, clips, commercials, shorts and videos, you might have to be a little patient. Some of them take a few minutes to load. I’m extremely impatient, however, and I’ve managed to stick it out long enough to watch all kinds of listed.
* Cooing to meet new people
^ Looking for peopfje wHoyou can * Looking
talfaSout issues in the community
^ Loo^ngfor a place
to ejqpress your views
things at Ifilm, so
Then come out to the first meeting of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Students and see what its all about. Location;
Doon Campus November
isn’t too bad.
An interesting feature Web site is that members the stuff they’re looking If you’re into
reviews before you catch a flick, Ifilm won’t disappoint you. And it
just the usual slew of
information you have to dole out
For more information and room location contact Jamie at 200S6KUtfirstname.lastname@example.org or inquire at Student Services
to register for
any service on the
Now what Web site would be complete without an online shopping option? www.Ifilm.com
as being slightly off
to protect yourself
beaten path, it of those main-
keep an eye on
stream needs. Surfers can check out listings of what’s new on it up online. I’m not a big online shopper, but
D’VD and then pick seem
pretty standard to
favourite features of
the search option.
do a search on short or stars.
You can movies
trying to trip up the sys-
it beat me every time. I’m not promising you’ll find every-
thing you’ve ever looked for on this Web site, but I think the
breadth of subjects covered
AH those aspiring filmmakers out there should take note of the that
sions. It’s a little unclear however,
whether or not a fee
involved in this process. But www.Ifilm.com boasts that it
brating the world of
tinues on to describe the possibilities
of wider film distribution for whose talent gener-
the lucky few
Ifilm also tries to help set
checking out the
^doesn’t cost anything to
strangers and to not leave your drink unattended or have a friend
videos and even commercials. Or you can dip into a mixed bag by selecting a channel featuring choices like action, comedy, drama and animation. And the list goes on. One warning for the Ifilm surfer: prepare to spend some time touring the site. There are so many interesting things to look at and listen to, not to mention all the creative
a movie junkie’s dream
Others are concerned that the
false sense of security.
develop a hypnotic drug.
were arrested in 84 cities across North America. GHB was first synthesized in 1960 when doctors were trying to
massive Internet drug-ring Sept. 18. The ring had been selling chemicals to manufacture date
their inhibitons leaving
they are not foolproof. Sometimes the coasters will give a false posi-
One hundred and
bars and schools are using
the coaster as a tool to identify
The drug Canada and
and a loss of
accurate. The work by applying a samof your drink on them either
new filmmaker with tacts at
and information. They come
a price of course, but
the books and information packages look like they’d be really useful for
just starting out.
descriptions of up-and-comers to watch out for. It even has a section featuring job listings.
tainment void or you just want to
somewhere interesting, check www.ifilm.com. You’ll be glad you did.
— News f^ormer nursing student nominated for award SPOKE, October
the third in a six-part series
on Conestoga aliinmi who are nominated for the 2002 Premier’s
Awards, an annual, provincial awards program created hy the
two-year contract came up
said, T'll stay longer.’ Eventually,
Ultimately, Roth stayed in Kiev,
adjust to the
donate her time, knowl-
edge, and spirit to
Roth, 42, of Milverton, Ont. graduated from the nursing program at Conestoga College’s Stratford campus in 99 and has been nominated for a Premier’s Award for 1
her career achievements since gradnation.
Roth travelled to the Ukraine with a church group and at first, she could not imagine living in a country where the stores had little on their shelves. However, upon handing out Bibles and other books to native Ukrainians, Roth saw how needy the people were and thought it would be a nice place to come back and help out. Roth said her friends, who were working in Kiev, kept writing to her, informing her of the need for In
we had 20 boxes of were all expired,” she said. “But from the first year to a year before I left ... we were getting two or three containers a year full of half a million dollars worth of medicine to distribute. It was incredible the amount of medicine we went through.” With their clinic only 1,50 kilometres from the Chernobyl disaster site, Roth and her peers knew their food was probably contaminated
has also found the time to
her community, and said she would like to
always has an incredible way of
getting involved in people’s lives in
who was dying
was Roth’s endearing commitment to help others that kept her
She became involved with the family and is still considered to be
check when she needed it we were under a mission, because we are believers, we just felt likf if the Lord wants us
part of the family, even though been nearly 10 years.
there, then He’ll
two weeks. However, before she knew it, two weeks at a walk-in clinic turned into two years. "I thought, two years*. That’s a long time! So I went over and the Christian doctor I was working
You don't put yourself
he said. "Two years? That’s a tourist’s stay!’ And he laughed at me. Here I thought I was making a
big sacrifice staying for two years.
“But as time went on I became attached to the people and each
She helps her single aunts with their work and is currently
go there for seven years and I can come home. Roth is modest when it comes to being nominated for the award. However, her sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Roth, who works in I
Conestoga’s health services department. said Dianne has an incredible
living with an older single
think, ‘These people
to live here.
involved in people’s
take care of us.
nurses. Originally, she decided to for
graduated, she cared for a
elderly friends and neighbours in
program and has
a palliative care
don't need night lights because
She recently took a posi-
Nevertheless, she took the threat stride
schedule of both work and volun-
Barely rested and back in Canada, it has not taken Roth long to once again start another busy
“Radiation makes us glow
way to same way with
gave us a chance to use the head knowledge.”
“You can have all the head knowledge but if you don’t apply it and use it ... and that was one thing about Conestoga College, they
There were also other
arrived in Kiev.
hurdles she had to face
through interacting with the people
pcnsing medication, giving injec-
at the college,
learned the language mostly
eating food cooked with unrefined
an unpaid position, and
years with duties that included
Ukrainian and Russian languages
and removing sutures. However, before Roth became comfortable in Kiev, she had to
Dianne Roth has what most of us can only wish for: the courage to
government to acknowledge the important economic and social contribution college graduates make to Ontario. Award winners will be announced Feb. 24, 2003 in
on style of learning
has some health concerns. She has friends in every part of
Dianne Roth has been nominated for a Premier’s Award for her outstanding career achievements since graduation. Dianne said her education from “Dianne’s values are so different Conestoga College greatly conthan the average person. She is happiest
are very small, her
wants are even smaller. She can get by on very little. She’s a creative person
very grateful for anything
she receives,” said
the globe, and
would say they absolutely love her. Love her sense of humour, her
tributed to her career achievements.
infectious laugh and her
found our teachers were very good and gave us good experience. They didn’t push us but wouldn’t
being part of whatever is going on. “She has contributed more to than a lot of people humankind
babysit us either.”
in a lifetime.
very selfless giver.”
She also said the excellent hands-
Volunteer work an ‘ad-vantage’
STUDY TIPS FROM A MASTER SLACKER 1
Bv BRANDI STEVENSON
(Photo by Julie Graham)
Learn your most
difficult material first
Actively learn difficult to
A group of advertising students is 12.
through volunteer work. students
Read once very carefully for content, highlighting only the most important material and making margin notes. Review by skimming the highlighted parts.
Chelsea Ferris and Bryan Felber
Try to study when your mind is receptive to learning. When you're tired or distracted you can't learn
are helping to promote the col-
two will be responsible for
5. Try to recap word or phrase.
advertising a student raffle of a pair
cool,” she said.
going to be
unsure of exactly
Way is He was
they would it
$600 for the cause. Alumni services officer and chair of Conestoga’s United Way campaign, Monica Himmelman, was about the students’
thank the advertising profor
encouraging their stu-
and Felber are not the only
left) Cindy First-year advertising students (clockwise from top and Ferris Chelsea Simoes, Devries, Bryan Felber, Christina
Their classmates. Cindy Devries and Misty Watters, are Name the the with helping
nts to get involved.”
(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)
hope we have more
and more,” she said, adding. “I really
Take excellent notes and review them before class each day. A easier than relearning little maintenance of your learning is much
Make studying your may stick!)
last activity before sleeping, (something
Break up your study periods
with short (5-15 minute) non-
Contest in the school.
They are in charge of advertising the
and announcing the
Simoes and Jared McIntosh are two more advertising students busy with volunteer work. They will sene as representatives
program and the CSI.
test-taking strategy and practice
Make the material meaningful.
winner on Halloween. Christina
many of your senses as you can in your learning. or Lecture, reading, writing, drawing (doesn't have to be good) anything that will make your learning active. Involve as
Get test-smart. Find out about
Conestoga. Misty Watters are volunteering for various events at
involvement. “I love
ate at least
estimates that the raffle will gener-
going to be “a whole
Participate in study groups. Teaching
and said the United
Felber was glad to be helping the charity,
Read the instructor's mind. Pay close attention down or asks
a Leaf fan, she’s
your own words. Sum
topics the instructor repeats, writes
especially excited, and feels “a raffle is
Think of examples
Think about what you've been learning while going waiting
m eo ««
and other down time.
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
grief after tragedies
Media can influence our many ways. And
it has changed our culture. With incredible boosts
Bv JULIANNA KERR Images of two blazing towers have been forever burned into our memories. How have the media
faced with a tragedy like Sept. 11?
Have we grown numb to
we’ve come to know so well? Grief counsellor Sandy Lipkus said grieving may be defined simply as one’s response to loss or death.
She doesn’t think the media
hinder our grieving process. “The effect of graphic images
feel real,” she said.
in this field
She is a co-ordinator of the McGill Centre for Loss and Bereavement in Montreal. She different have people said for 10 years.
responses to grief, but a largely publicized event will elicit the
same reaction vate.
proverbial world at our fingertips. We can log on to the Internet or
tune into the radio or
and effortlessly that we often find ourselves watching a news ly
affected by an
inability to tear ourselves
flies into the sec-
ond World Trade
before our eyes?
study of Americans’ response 1 1 was recently published
of the American
Lipkus has worked
Associates, an American
team of psychologists, consultants and social workers, said in a press release that this study suggested a possible connection between the
media exposure to traumatic events and the degree to which viewers experienced trau-
has discovered, experience, that people “benefit from conservative as opposed to constant doses of
audience gains what
she called a visual memory. "The process may tend to go on she said, “especially the media relive the event
each year.” In a piece
and radio coverage of tragic
media for an www.thomaspaine.com,
The media’s impact on their audience has always been difficult
Internet-based public interest journal, writer Michael Ryan said
sometimes remembrances cannot
effects of If
be escaped. Ryan accused America’s national media of wallowing in grief, saying they “trumpeted their wall-to-wall coverage” on the first anniversary
the real-life violence on the news? An article written
New York. same Web article, Ryan
of the terrorism in In
asked the media to report the news and not “produce a melodrama.”
Technology has changed
to the fictional vio-
we watch on TV,
stop us from
become numb lence
by Jeanie Davis of WebMD medical news said media coverage is “truly a double-edged sword. We look to the media to tell us what’s going
(Photo by Julianna Kerr) It
may go on
said that the grieving process
Each anniversary marked by the media pushes on, but in the process, fear,
with those sides are that
sorrow and anger right along
at the scene.
whether, ultimately, we are causing ourselves more pain or helping to process our grief.”
Davis interviewed Glenn Sparks, an American communications professor, in her article.
coverage does have its good points. “It allows us to collectively grieve,” he said. “It allows us to
when a tragedy
experience the same emotion.” Sparks added that constant also have a
media coverage can calming
effect, giving its
the sense that people are in control
and things are being done. Dundas, Ont., grief counsellor Cheryl McQueen has worked in the field for 15 years. She said she believes media coverage is a posi-
we know. We can’t deal with what we don’t know.” McQueen said the media have a huge influence on how grief is portrayed.
“The media have the power to downplay,” she said, “or to go over the top with the grieving response in North America.” But the grieving process remains the same.
more coverage,” she “And sometimes it minimizes
“It just gets
be aware,” can deal with what
“The public needs she said.
around the coverage and
Ban AR-15 The
recent sniper shootings in the
U.S. have brought the issue of gun control to the forefront once again.
Police believe that the gun used in the sniper deaths is
AR- 1 5,
the civilian version of an
M-T6. The question raised is why would anyone need a civilian ver-
M-16? M-16s were used in Vietnam to kill. The AR-15 is an assault rifle sion of an
modified, to disable
accurately with ease.
won’t make anyone sleep betthe sniper has
alternate purpose. This semi-auto-
matic rifle is not commonly owned, yet police have not tracked down the sale of the gun used by the sniper and still have no sus-
These types of high-powered should be outlawed in North America since it is not a necessity
could be purchased instead without the semi-automatic capa-
The ammunition used
can be bought from any gun store without any identificakillings
killing people with only
clearly not the
lack of gun control restrictions, but if people don’t have access to such
powerful weapons of destruction, it would make it much harder to kill
people from such great dis-
the semi-automatic function. This
are supposed to be used for hunting
ter at night since
or target shooting but clearly
BM5 Weber 5t. East
is accurate from extremely long ranges and any person with moderate gun experience can fire it
BOO-T-F0LCO5TUME IDEAS FOR LESS AT GOODWILL
gun control but guns can still be
sorts of irresponsible
also be a factor in
have no suspects or
they get gas.
not a solution to the prob-
lem but people feel much safer buying gas from gas stations that are placing the safety of their cus-
a gun designed
not a right that should
supersede the right to secure
Canada has tougher laws and
In the U.S. volunteers have start-
ed pumping gas and placing tarps around gas stations to prevent the sniper from killing people while
while going about daitf
— Page 13
young people too
By TORI SUTTON
ed into the stomach, upper thigh,
people, giving them-
buttock or the fleshy part of the
upper arm. Like many diabetics, he was depressed after being diagnosed
would be a nightmare. But for many of the two million Canadians who suffer from diabetes, the nightmare
with the disease.
Alarmingly, up to one-third of
those afllictcd with diabetes remain
undiagnosed, not realizing they are suffering from the leading cause of
became a little overweight. Then I read some of the things that could
death by di.sease in Canada.
diet that closely
didn’t take care
of myself. That changed every-
Health Canada, 90
per cent of diabetics suffer from Type 2 diabetes, a form of the dis-
ease that requires a careful balance
Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of adult blind-
of diet and exercise. In some cases,
(Photo by Tori Sutton)
injections of insulin.
Diabetics have to test their blood sugar levels a
creas does not produce insulin, a
the case of Type 2 diabetes, the
produces insulin that
insulin to break
important sugars build up in the
bloodstream which can cause the sufferer to feel tired, thirsty,
there are times
do not know
many young people
Ivan Suljak, 22, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during his first year at the University of Waterloo.
The sociology major discovered he
of weight and
and give himself injections of insulin, something he would have to do every day for the rest of his life.
Although he had taken
Shaun Carignon, 26, suffers from one or two lows a week. Most lows
He was run-
Once he awoke from a severe low covered in glass cleaner. “When I came to I was covered in Windex and had the bottle in my hand. It was all over my face and I
of his disease have become a normal
over at the counter and saw a glass of orange juice. I was so out of it I
part of his routine.
grabbed the wrong thing
“Giving myself injections is second nature now. I’m used to it,” he said. “I know my diet but sometimes I splurge and eat a piece of cake. But
carefully monitor his diet
tinuously test his blood
the hardest part of his diag-
noses. “I just kept
going to be able to this,”
he said. “I
able to indulge in certain things any-
Even though major role
his diabetes plays a
in his life, certain aspects
can’t eat a piece of cake every sin-
gle day like
unpleasant side effect of his diabetes is the lows he suffers from occa-
and eaten a candy bar, when paramedics arrived his blood sugar levels were still dangerously low. In case he does suffer from a low while driving, Carignon keeps an
can catch my lows. I get shaky and sweaty and I struggle with my words. It’s just the occasional time I don’t realize one is “I usually
Carignon, with Type
kidney failure, impotence and amputation of the legs and feet. Today Carignon carefully measures his food using measuring cups and food scales to help him follow his low fat diet. “Some days I think it’s a burden,” he said. “But some days it’s a blessing.
However, his disease has taken the enjoyment out of eating at restaurants and other people’s houses he said. “It’s kind of risky. You can’t go into the kitchen and measure your food at a restaurant,” Carignon said. “And if you eat at someone’s house you have to know exactly when dinner will be served so you can take your insulin in the right time frame. If dinner is an hour late, it throws you off.” He takes
straight to the
blood sugar level was
40 millimoles per litre of blood, whereas normal blood sugar levels should be between four and eight. During his weeklong stay in the hospital he met with nutrition specialists to
Carignon has not let his diabetes stop him from doing some of the things he has enjoyed for years. To test his blood, he only pricks the fingers on his right hand so he won’t irritate the fingers that hold down the strings when he plays
the results of his blood test
know and I’m at my ideal weight. I exercise now more than I ever did before I knew I
back, his doctor called
than most people
and draw up charts of foods he should be eating. He practised injecting insulin by shooting neediet
dles full of water into oranges.
half an hour before his
morning and evening meals. Despite his disease,
reaction to his
Carignon now sees
“When I first found out it felt bomb was dropped on me,”
Although needles make many people squeamish, giving himself daily injections never really both-
who was diagnosed
ered him, he said. “You get used to it.
day. I’ve always been a routine-
when he was
20-years-old, has had bad experi-
ences at the Brantford factory where he works as a quality assurance
ly hurt unless
one spot too many times.”
just part of a
based person so it doesn’t bother me that much. But it does take a lot of spontaneity out of
manager. Once he experienced such a severe low he collapsed in a break
room, smashing his face off the
Conestoga Chfistian Fellowship
Although Suljak’s father suffers from Type 2 diabetes, he never
thought about getting tested. Those with a family history of Type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of contract-
form of the disease. The
cause of Type
When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
known.. Despite the fact Type
has not been pro\'en to be passed on hereditarily,
Suljak woiries about could have on his chil-
would never want
you wonder about the
having children. "1
(Photo by Tori Sutlon)
who w as
selves daily injections of
to four times
interested or with questions. Enjoy the fellowship of friends.
dren one day. children
part of his daily routine.
His diet changes included cutting back on carbohydrates and eating more fruit, which he never enjoyed eating,
pened,” he said.
of his surroundings.
w^s a big shock. I was very depressed and angry. I wanted to be at home and I really didn’t first it
co-worker had to hold
Much like Suljak, Carignon was diagnosed with diabetes after going to his doctor with a few concerns.
he is able to catch, but he is not always as lucky. His lows sometimes cause him to become so disoriented he is unsure
When I come out of it, I don’t remember anything that has hap-
was just in the bathroom washing some Halloween hair dye stuff out
ning around the house yelling my name saying that I could be dying. I
“I don’t pass out, but
a party and
friend couldn’t find me.
table in front of
can experience extreme lows, which can cause unconsciousness, severe and disorientation confusion,
where he feels sweaty and During a low, the body’s blood’ glucose levels drop below a
as fortunate as Suljak.
diabetic, he said
because of his condition. “They really baby me.
undergoing a myriad of blood and learning how to balance his
However, some diabetics are not
you’re young like
his friends are overprotective of
Suljak spent five days in the hos-
sugar back up to acceptable levels.
they find out he
sugar will bring a diabetic’s blood
he said. Although most people are well informed and react well \yhen
was wrong,” Suljak
juice or eating something high in
Indulgence is a big part of being young.” Most of his friends know he is diabetic, but it is not something he tells someone as soon as he meets them,
after a trip to the
and your friends can order a pizza in the middle of the night. They can indulge and you can’t.
before the age of 30.
times a day. Their blood levels are usually
dizzy. Usually, drinking a glass of
diabetes are most often diagnosed
had diabetes gency room.
to feel nervous, tired,
of his friends.
was in elementary I She was left out of a lot of things because she couldn’t run around and do all the things the other kids did. I would feel horrible if that happened to my children.” Even as a young adult, he said
foods the body uses for energy. In
pricking a fingertip with a special
byproduct that breaks
ness and can cause heart disea.se,
is needed to However, Type diabetes sufferers must have daily
additional medication stay healthy.
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
Get ready for winter movie biockbusters By JASON NOE
around the comer and is aiming to attract
with a string
of upcoming films.
On Nov. 1 I Spy, an action/comedy with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson opens. The movie was partly shot in Budapest, Hungary and .
The premise has
tation of the
played by Wilson,
find a stolen
a loose adap-
series that ran
from 1965 to 1968 that starred Bill Cosby and Robert Culp. Also on Nov. 1, The Santa Clause Two opens with Tim Allen returning to play Santa in this sequel to 1994 hit. In it he played a man
debut and has
ing a fencing instructor. In
Murphy The movie was filmed on
as his girlfriend.
streets of Detroit
being directed by Curtis Hanson. directed previously Hanson
L.A. and Confidential. Eight Mile is scheduled to be released on Nov. 8 with
most of the soundtrack composed by Eminem and Dr. Dre. Steven Seagal plays a former FBI agent sent to prison in the action film Half Past Dead, due out on
super high-tech prison, to retrieve information about missing gold from an inmate
on death row.
explosions, fight scenes and gun battles as Seagal tries to stop the
heir to the job of Santa Claus. In
bad guys from getting away with the gold. He is up against tough competition that weekend because
this new instalment, Allen finds out that he has to get married in order to stay Santa. So he sets off from
North Pole to find the perfect Mrs. Clause and save Christmas once again. The original film the
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets also opens. This is the sec-
in the Potter series, following
the 2001 blockbuster Harry Potter
earned $144 million and began
and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
movie career. Rapper Eminem teams with Kim Basinger for Eight Mile, a drama
about a straggling white rapper
coping with his anger. The film
in the film play-
Basinger playing his mother and
finds that he has
Die in opens on Nov. 22, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007 and Halle Berry as another secret
a traitor holding a ruthless that could destroy the
Bond travels Hong Kong trying to
Brosnan and quite possi-
travels to space
by Steven Soderbergh, opening on Nov. 27. Clooney plays a psychologist who Solaris,
arrives at a space station that orbits
an ocean world called Solaris. He soon finds that a commander on a past expedition to the plant died
under unusual circumstances and other strange events begin to occur.
Soderbergh directed Clooney last year’s Ocean’s Eleven and
Out of Sight. Solaris is based on the novel of the same name by Stanislaw Lem. Analyze That, the sequel to the 1999 comedy hit Analyze This comes into theatres on Dec. 6. 1998’s
Niro reprises his foie as
movie opens with him being released from prison. Billy Crystal returns a mobster, but this time the
Niro’s psychiatrist, trying to
adjust to life after the
The federation returns on Dec.
ful (the additional coverage), but
you are looking for variety in your music then don’t look any
it doesn’t seem record sales.” Good says that media coverage
which stretched the capacity of the Jane Bond, was of a mix of university students and middle-aged fans of Sadies.
further than the Sadies.
on other albums was more related
to translate into
The Toronto-area band recently
released their fourth Stories Often Told
to the band’s relations with big acts.
country and rock with everything
music best described as the soundtrack
the kids of the
to a spaghetti western.
from ’60s surfer music
popular Canadian country band), that
40 songs played were a handful from the new album including a track written by Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo. the
asked if collaborating with other bands makes the Sadies
got us other-
own music because
Neko Case. That definitely into some newspapers that
than previous albums.
wise wouldn’t have given us the time of day.” The band played Waterloo’s Jane Bond Cafe on Oct.
more adaptable Good says, “It makes us concentrate more on our
The album has attracted a lot more attention from the media Travis Good, a guitar player and backup vocalist with the Sadies, jokes, “It’s humbling and delight-
gives us a
chance to explore other types of music and other situations other than our own. We can stick with what we’re good at.”
true story of
on the Planet Romulas for a diplomatic mission, but plans quickly falter. They are soon confronted with an evil threat that could 10th
destroy planet Earth in this
Frank W. Abagnale.
plays Abagnale and FBI agent Joe Shaye assigned to the case. The comedy/drama was directed by Steven
Sheen, as Walken.
was released last December and turned into one of the highestgrossing films ever. The third is due out next December, entitled The Return of the King. All three movies were filmed at the same time over the course of one year in series
Christmas Day yields two new openings with Pinocchio and Catch Me If You Can. Roberto Benigni stars as Pinocchio, the wooden puppet, who wants to
a real boy.
including several other smaller
Most of these movies
being released year,
Oscar buzz. One of these
gangs were started in New York from 1846 to 1863. It stars DiCaprio as well, playing the leader of one of the battling gangs. Cameron Diaz also costars along with Daniel DayLewis. It had been postponed from a summer 2002 opening and pushed back until Christmas. It’s a
DiCaprio and Tom Hanks star in Catch Me If You Can, based on the
leading to the
Bob Egan, Blue Rodeo’s
accompanied the band both on the album and during the concert. Egan has also worked with the Tragically Hip on 1998 release. Phantom their
steel guitar player,
several unique sounds at
vibraphone (the big brother of a xylophone), an upright bass and an electric fiddle also helped make the concert even more unique. Despite his
sore throat Travis
out several songs with his deep His brother voice.
Dallas sang most songs with a
Wayne sounded During the
the band took
fan requests and did
asked where he finds the
Sadies’ music being played jokes,
They love it, they enough of it.”
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frighten, shock, alarm arid terrorize
Looking for the perfect scary movie to see this Halloween? Here are some suggestions for the Top lO horror movies of all lime to
— Page 15
opportunity to do something
you are presented with an
Top 1 0 movies
you and your guests. lO. Halloween (I978): Starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Part tells of the birth of Michael Myers and how he
lot better as
going to be getting a weeks go on. This
week you might
notice things are
starting to change.
have to weigh both problem carefully before
you can take
be the creepy ma.scot he
frightens with simplicity, before the
became too complex
friend if in doubt.
sides of a
low. Curtis plays the sister of the
lessly as her friends are- systemati-
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going to become stronger. A special person in your life will go out
Luckiest day: October 30.
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All of your hard start
need to make things easier. Luckiest day: October 30.
week. Luckiest day:
All the hard
end of the
Good days in
month reward yourself
for a job
of the final chapter) that
have to wait too long for them start happening.
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be making things
Letting this person think he or she is
for four years.
winning is the best solution. Luckiest day: October 31.
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wonderfully done. Peck
dream soon becomes
Halloween treat. Rosemary’s Baby (1968): 4. Starring Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon. Another movie centered around
“Heeeere’s Johnny!" Plus
Written and directed by
Polanski, this film forces the audience to endure all the psychological
Farrow does as she
unfortunate enough to stumble across their way-out-of-the-way abode. This film creates a feeling of claustrophobia and terror, even though the actual violence on
ence captivated from beginning to end with barely a moment to recuperate. Blair plays a normal,
suddenly and inexplicably finds herself possessed by an evil spirit. cally
film follows the novel practito the T, with imager>'
which includes a few subliminal shots inserted for effect - that will not only frighten, but disturb.
prolonged version was also
eventually lose their daughter
a few additional scenes that were cut from the original. Subtle music
now-famous line, ") It was co-writ“They're here ten and co-produced by Stephen .
and even has its own urban legend revolving around it after three of its lead actors died Spielberg
under questionable circumstances. The deaths happened, of course, years after the movie
excellent film overall with fan-
tastic visual effects. 2.
von Sydow' and
Arguably the best horror film ever made, this fierce adaptation of the William Peter Blatty novel is guaranteed to keep its audiBlair.
recently released, giving audiences
(Origins of the
by ghosts and
ghost stories put to movie revolves around a
a must-see for any
Craig T. Nelson and Heather O'Rourke. Considered one of the
Best Supporting Actress. 3. Poltergeist (1982):
Marilyn Bums. Although there are no actual ghosts or monsters in this film, it was included on this list for sheer shock factor. Considered one of the most frightening and inBuenlial movies ever made, this film is centered around a family of creepy, crazed
This movie uses tension and paranoia rather than gore to frighten its
the eyes of the unwitting mother.
has some great scenes most respectfully parodied on The Simpsons. 6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974):
Antichrist, only this time through
stylized, non-pretentious film that
Nicholson at his farcical best. Watch out for the all too familiar
performances from all actors involved and a soundtrack that pulls the audience along an emotional
around her ... and just who is behind it. This is a wonderfully
matched people struggle to sun'ive the onslaught of the undead that besiege the farmhouse they have
begins to discover the conspiracy
what he appears
(1968): Starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. Yes, this film is in black and white and yes, it is actually quite chilling. Made before gore on film was the norm and zombies were no more than stumbling, bloodied androids calling out
out of the theatre in a panic. It once again plays off our fear of isolation, as a small group of mis-
discovers his son
goes off the deep end after agreeing to take care of an isolated
story of an all-American
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this film gives audiences a taste of
authority figure in your
Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall. This highly popular rendition of
directed by creator Wes Craven, it focuses on the sear-faced, claw-
movie worth watching.
Luckiest day: October 31.
Luckiest day: October 28.
young Johnny Depp’s entrance into acting, which alone makes the
things are going to be
attacks teens as they sleep. As a side note: this film marks a very
work you have done off.
of the series.
Antichrist” concept, although this
February 20 March 20
The Omen (1976):
what you’re looking for; one to see. The only Freddy movie (with the exception
about to pay
comparable to any low
Gregory Peck and David Waiter. The plot is a typical “coming of the
satire as the others, so if a
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work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. Actor Jack Nicholson plays a caretaker gone crazy in the movie The Shining.
of a string of films did not encompass the same amount of
Better days will be
about things in your ly. A change could be what you
Nightmare on Elm Street 8. (1985): Starring Robert Englund Langenkamp. Heather and Although better quality sequels were produced out of this movie, it’s once again a highly recom-
are going to start thinking
victim to a
counsellors are isolat-
January 20 February 18
For a novice it’s the only movie of the series really worth watching, plus it’s a great peek into a young Kevin Bacon’s early
Fate will be controlling a large your life for a while. Good days are ahead, but enjoy them
movie took place
People close to you will be seekThey know your honesty will help them with their ing your advice.
has a simple, typical plot: a group
before any nonsensical sequels.
Starring Jeanine Taylor.
Luckiest day: October 30.
a pointless blood fest. 9.
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Night of the Living Dead
and a superb makeup job also support this movie's title as the scariest movie of all time. Although always a subject for debate, those are
picks for the
Top 10 best
horror movies ever made. There are, of course,
more worth mentioning, including
mainstream than those
referenced here... but that s all a matter of opinion, isn't it? Enjoy the
movies and Happy Halloween!
— SPOKE, October 28, 2002
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A Fanshaw Falcon
as well as
-0 victory for the
By NICK HORTON tFic Conestoga men’s soccer team has achieved a goal they had pnly attained once in the last five
Clair College and
If Conestoga had lost and St. Clair had won, the Condors would have to wait yet
into the playoffs.
The game took place
at the college
on Oct. 16
another year for playoff glory. The game started on a sour note Starting goalfor the Condors. tender Dino Vukmanovic was handed a red card on a judgment call
Conestoga Condors defeated the Fanshawe Falcons 1-0 in a crucial game. Conestoga had to win or tie to
away from a Conestoga Condor
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player tries to keep the ball
by the referee.
ran outside the 18-yard box to
Head coach Geoff Johnstone found the call to be technically right, but with poor judgment. “I think there was room for judgment on the call, that referee showed no judgment at all .
took an odd bounce and hit his elbows. Vukmanovic did not intentionally try to stop the ball with his arms, but the referee thought the motion was flagrant enough to
goalie with three years’ experience,” he said. on Johnstone elaborated Conestoga’s ongoing battle with
warrant a red card.
starting team, but circumstances
field a ball
unpredictability and their ability to
the guys made the team for us played smart and improvised,” Johnstone also stated he said. Conestoga did not once field the same team twice during the .
Weather was also a factor in a that saw the only goal coming halfway through the second half. The cold weather took its toll on the players, who elected to go inside during halftime to keep their muscles warm.
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