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80 s music revival hits local clubs Many of today’s

What

are

Find out

women

all

men

really thinking?

the answers to questions

really

want

E

back the ’80s with

Catching more ZZZs

jazzed-up

Two

cover tunes.

university students from

market a product

Monday, December

2,

2002

The music was pumping, were Howing and

drinks

the

the

— the

strobe lights were spinning

only thing missing was the students.

A

less-than-expected turnout at

Nov. 21 pub night left Conestoga Students Incorporated the

(CSl) officials upset.

Our

biggest

problem was that nobody came, Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer, said, adding, I wish pub nights were tliis easy, but 80s pub attracted between 50 and 60 students over the course of the night. I m always wondering why people

don

Andmszkiewicz

show,

t

My

door

is

The

draws small crowd

No

said.

hammered.

(hammered), they back home to bed.

no longer long

after

hit

played

from the

hit

80s.

originals, with

strictly

some of you can remixes. remember the trendy moves I

bet

way

a great

Jody Andruszkiewicz,

CSI events programmer The

goes by the rule, two two hands, which means a

staff

drinks,

student can only be served a maximurri of two drinks at a time. Andruszkiewicz said Smart Serve advocates a three drink for

no

officers in attendance, as well as

two-hand

rule.

new CSI

rule has

law and security administration

that

students.

for students to

was in school for seven years. looked forward to pub nights because it was a night you didn t I

have to think about school, he said, adding. It doesn t matter if

Next up for the CSI is the last pub night of the year. On Dec. 12 they are having a Playboy party. This is the last blowout of the Andruszkiewicz semester, fall said. Everything is suited toward Prizes will be the magazine. awarded for the best bunny and maybe the best Chip & Dale.

Conestoga By MICHELLE TIMMERMAN Dec.

6,

who

1989 bullets ripped

air killing 14

women

at

Ecole Polytechnique. The gunman targeted them because

Montreal

s

When Marc

Lepine walked he separated the female students from the male students and opened fire on the women while shouting. You are all a bunch of feminists. In response, the Government of into

university,

Canada established Dec. 6 National

Action

Against

Violence

on

Women. This day isn

t

only for

commem-

orating the loss of these 14 lives,

young

but represents a time to pause

reflect

everyday with the threat of violence or who have died as a result of deliberate acts of genderlive

on

the

overwhelming

.

students

in

women

attendance.

brance

during this day of is

victims of Dec. 6

remem-

not meant to overshadow

studies

show

that

women make up the majority of those who are victimized by sexual

chance for communities to reflect on their actions and work on eliminating

The day

all

is

forms

also a

of violence

against

When many

is

also a chance for

munities to reflect on

com-

their actions

and work on eliminating all forms of violence against women. Violence against anyone is unacceptable no matter what the person

s

age. gender, religion, ethnici-

ount of violence against It s a time when

women

ty.

in society.

we can

physical capabilities.

pause and think about the

women

sexual orientation or mental and

The focus on \iolence

aware of and may not

fully

s

finances,

when an

against his or her

is

different forms.

through

yelling,

is

deprivation of emotional care.

Sexual violence consists of any

form

of

activity,

nonconsensual including

sexual

harassment,

unwanted sexual touching, rape and

incest.

violence is another form of violence that man\ people

through displays.

Conestoga College is doing its remembering the victims of the Dec. 6 massacre through a a.m. and moment of silence at displays set up near Door 4 at the

access

Doon campus. The displays

will include posters

designed by the graphic design stuto

dents that

portray

and

buttons

rose

one s own financial records and knowledge about personal investments. income or debt. It also includes pre\ enting a partner from taking employment from outside the home or engaging in other acti\ it\' that would lead to financial

remembrance

independence.

to local

Spiritual

to follow religious

1 1

insults,

mockeries, threats, abusive language, humiliation, harassment or

someone

part in

part in

includes denying

forcing

practices that are not their o\sti.

remembering the victims of the Dec. 6 massacre

It

through

the practise of a personal religion or

will.

its

or religious

destroyed

or

controlled

Conestoga College doing

culture

ridicule or punisliment. forbidding

inheritance

employment income

s

are

indi-

it

many

individual beliefs

people automatically associ-

Financial

against

vidual

hearing the word violence

with physical violence. But, in fact, violence comes in

ate

ered

The day

t

assaults and harassment.

Psychological violence occurs when one s self-confidence is low-

women.

aren

understand.

This form occurs

violence against men.

However,

based violence.

as the

Day of Remembrance and

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

night put on Scott Rawlings (left), Kevin Wilson and Keri Brunet are dressed to rock at the retro pub about 60 of only three were 21 They Nov. by Conestoga Students Incorporated in the Sanctuary on

remember

to

1

of their gender. the

always open

still

I

On

is

don’t show.

He

relax.

through the

are

But he added, the eliminated 90 per cent of our problem. As usual there were two police

invaded the dance floor. Andruszkiewicz said pub nights are

they

going right

for suggestions.”

He said all previous problems with the pub nights have been is

door

I'Jly

If

re

always wondering

“I’m

why people

said,

and the CSI has moved to selling beer tickets, instead of paying at the bar. Another problem with this time of year is school. It s getting into crunch time where everyone has a ton of assignments due, he said. During the evening, the DJ spun

pub are Smart Andruszkiewicz one gets in the door if

trained.

they re

always open

lines to get beer

— No. 27

staff for the

Serve

for suggestions.

eliminated. There

34th Year

responsibly.

retro

adding.

Syracuse you sleep.

you drink or not. The students who came to the pub were dressed to go back in time; sporting Converse high tops, tight T-shirts and Jeans, huge sunglasses and the unforgettable mullets. These students had a riot,

busier.

The

to help

Conestoga College, Kitchener

’80s night By CARRIE HOTO

know.

to

are bringing

artists

abuse occurs when an

of

anti-violence,

symbolizing Montreal

the

Massacre.

The

buttons

from

the

Women s

were

purchased

National

YWCA

Support Group by the

Conestoga Students

Inc.

They

are

free to students although donations

womens

accepted.

shelters will

be


— SPOKE, December

Page 2

2,

News

2002

Kreme

Krispy

sweet

off to

start in Kitchener

By KATE VANDEVEN light is finally on,

The red

and the

doughnut theatre is pumping out 200 doughnuts an hour to satisfy the Kitchener community.

Thats right. Kri§py Kreme has opened its doors so you no longer have to drive out of your way to taste its mouth-watering doughnuts.

The St. S.

store

is

located at 800 Ottawa

and along with

signature

its

Kreme

glazed doughnuts, Krispy offers 14 other varieties.

This doughnut haven started back in 1937, when Vernon Rudolph began selling his doughnuts to local grocers in Winston-

As

Salem, N.C.

popularity

its

grew, so did the number of stores. Today, Kripsy Kreme has 248 stores across North America with plans of opening 32 locations in Ontario.

openings are like no Clowns, cheerleaders, school singers and free doughnuts marked the grand opening of its Kitchener location on Nov. 19. Police were directing traffic and Its

store

other.

when

opened

doors

(Photo by Kate VandeVen)

Kitchener on Nov. 19.

Krispy Kreme opened its doors signature glazed doughnut. When the “red in

light’

is

It

offers

14

varieties, including their

doughnut

on, you can enjoy a fresh

for free

at

(Photo by Kate VandeVen)

5:30 a.m., 75 people were already waiting in line including a father

and because of the happy Aurora Cochrane, 21 months old, atmosphere, he said it was enjoys a cup of milk during her first one of the best store openings visit to Krispy Kreme. he has been to. He and his wife heard about the agree that Krispy Kreme is great and they love the doughnuts, they opening on the news and said they think it will not offer much comwill come at least once a week to because it is not petition purchase the doughnuts. Canadian-based. Although Mary and Carl Ertel

the store

and son

who

its

parked their car in the

says

first

of

taste

Krispy Kreme. Judi Richardson, VP of marketing and communications, said typically at a store opening they serve thousands of customers but she

experience every

new

door.

Richardson thinks Kitchener has

drive-thru and waited close to 48

hours to have the

new

a

it s

time they open a

really local feel.

a

She thinks

Cochrane made their first trip to Krispy Kreme on Tuesday. Linda said she loves the doughnuts and thinks the store will do well in the

Kitchener has a congenial atmosphere and said the community has

community. Along with

been warm and welcoming. Linda Cochrane and her 21Aurora daughter month-old

other curious locals

Cochrane,

many

came out

to

the opening, like Vidal Rodrues. This was his first time in the store

Counterfeit cases are on the rise WADE

By TANNIS

K-W

in

the denomination of the

appear above the

With Christmas you can almost

fast

your bank

acco'unt getting lighter. People are

spending hundreds and thousands

of dollars on ones and

gifts for their

loved

Before they

relatives.

Tom

Sgt.

tor

scratched

terfeit

the

Web

of 1,300,

to

make our

various

(Photo by Tannis Wade)

security

technology

features, is

businesses use

local

UV

a

money.

ultraviolet lights to

If

you

suspect it

information

over the holiday season.

you you must turn

are passed a bill that

is

counterfeit

over to the police, says Berczi.

Make sure that you take in as much information as you can like what the person looked like who

Berczi.

plate number.

during the holiday season, there

may be

an increased risk of coming

into, contact

with

a

fake

check

for counterfeit bills. This light is

a small version

light.

Not only are computers and scanners becoming more affordable, but the qualify of work they can produce make it easier for them to duplicate our bills, says Because people are passing money around more frequently

bill.

However, Berczi insists there are no more reported cases of counter-

bill

can

be

it

is

copied, the

blurred. to the

Bank of Canada

site

terfeited.

They

passed

it

to you,

what they were

maybe even

driving and

The police

a licence

will take the bill

and

and return it to the owner if it turns out to be real. Information packages are availinvestigate

it,

able to the public at tions

in

posters

the

area.

all

police sta-

They include

and brochures

that

give

detection

about

counterfeit

and show the security when examin-

features to look for

ing a

provide

makes

which

the bills harder to repro-

presentations

to

that look gold

when

ed.

event that someone passes them a

The number

fake

prefix followed

On the new-sfyle bank notes, run your finger over the words Bank of Canada and notice it is written in raised ink. This feature is also used for the large number on the bill. It

the bill

is tilt-

You will also notice the edges of the leaves are smooth and well

banks and other businesses that handle a lot of cash, says Berczi. At the presentations, companies will be educated on what to look for on a bill and what to do in the bill.

it

Most people

arouses less suspicion. are under the impres-

sion that $50s and $100s are counterfeited the most.

duce.

There are iridescent maple leaves

bill.

We

thicker to the touch

feels

attribute this to the

$20 bill is the most commonly used denomination in fact that the

general so feit

Berczi

responsible for

the increase of counterfeit

of

bills

harder to reproduce by including

the

(www.bankofcanada.ca), the $20 bill is the one most coun-

Many

Bank of Canada

and

light

According

Despite increased efforts by the

feels

become

number of coun-

estimate

on

lines will loose their definition and

last year.

says Berczi.

metal-

off.

sharper image. If

cases this year will surpass

original

counterfeit

The green

Fine lines are used around the eyes of the portrait to create a

have been 1,113

year.

bet the final

UV

under

The numbers have risen drastically from the 351 reported cases in 2000 and the 685 I

make

that

called planchettes that will glow

Berczi, fraud investiga-

cases reported

features

also small green dots

cases of counterfeit in the region so far this

the

lic

with the Waterloo regional

police, says there

is

patch will change from green to gold when it is tilted. There are

shoppers

malls,

naked eye there

detection easier.

hit

should be aware of the alarmingly high rate of counterfeit bills that are circulating in Waterloo region.

the

will

To

no writing above the portrait. The Coat of Arms will also glow under UV light. The old bills also have security

approaching

feel

bill

portrait.

defined.

The serial number is printed twice on the back of each note. will be a three-letter

by

a seven-digit

number.

The Bank of Canada will continue to upgrade security features on every new bill they come out with. They have plans to change the $20, $50 and $100 bills to fit the new series of notes called Canadian Journey.

My

best advice to the public

is

to educate yourself, says Berczi. If

people

fiilly

understand the fea-

A

number of businesses across

tures

the

region are using ultraviolet

lights to test bills authenticity.

cated using a computer, the^^ becomes easier to recognize a

entire bill does not glow,

bill

The however

on

bills that

cannot be dupli-

fH

when you come

across one.


News

SPOKE, December

2002

2,

— Page 3

Learning about sex, stress and diets By IZABELA ZARZYCKA

when

number of red blood

the

cells

below a normal count and the body gets less oxygen. With less oxygen the body cannot function fall

Oral sex

some

not as safe as

is

say. that

was

health

Just

fair

November

at

one message at a Conestoga College

transmitted

or dizzy. Like most

number of

the

decreases

a person needs about 2,200 calories a day to maintain her body weight, and a man needs 2,900, but

diseases

(STDs) can be transferred through

The bachelor of science and nurs(BScN) students put on the fair

calories

A woman

eats.

oral sex.

with this diet the calorie count can

ing

that featured four displays

weak

diets, the grapefruit diet

how

dents with information about

sexually

fatigue,

provided stu-

that

9,

1

properly, causing the person to feel

be as low as 800 calories a day.

promot-

The Slim Fast

ing healthy lifestyles.

diet

often not successful.

easy but

is

consists of

It

Prior to the event, the students

shakes and meal bars which replace

went out and surveyed college students to see what areas of health they did not know about or which ones they needed additional information on. Sabrina McLean, BScN student and participant in the fair,

meals. As soon as the dieters stop drinking the beverages and eating the bars they gain back the weight

they

were com-

said after the surveys

pleted the nursing students picked

protein.

Then they

four areas to focus on.

The

divided

themselves into four groups and worked on the fair for most of the semester. The four topwere: STDs, physical fitness,

ics

fad diets, and stress and stress pre-

vention.

Lee-Anne Cariney, a nursing

stu-

STDs can be

spread

through oral sex and that

many

dent, said that

people don

know

t

that.

Cariney

and her three partners discovered chlamydia has been on the rise in the Kitchener area for young people between the ages of 5 and 24.

She added that this information is important because it can save your Sexual transmitted diseases

life.

can lead to death

not treated

if

properly.

The nursing students were giving away free condoms and information on where people can go to be tested for STDs.

McLean and

her partners were in

charge of the physical fitness dis-

She said

play.

Martin compared delivering a baby through midwifery to hitting

Your

future,

your career, your

informative career fomms aimed at helping students explore careers of their choice.

The fomms provide

opportunity

an

students

for

to

receive the essential career, educa-

and training infonnation they

tion

The Employ Yourself health forum was the second of 1 0 fomms that was held at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

need.

Nov.

19.

Students from

all

over Waterloo

Region attended the event to gain insight into the health industry from Dr.

five

experienced

panelists.

gency physician at Health Care Centre, led the panel discussion that included Marion Bramwell. \ ice-president of patient services

at

St.

Mary

s

Hospital,

Bretz, a doctor of naturopathmedicine, Andrea Martin, the

Kim

involved is striving for the same thing. Martin, along with her fellow panelists, sees herself as an

concerned about advocate the well-being of others and is willing to care when people are at,the

who

is

lives.

Kim

Bretz, a doctor of alternative

medicine, has been a registered naturopathic doctor for eight years. Bretz s credentials range from training in traditional Oriental

and

medicine

There are so many opportunities because it is

gaining so

much

is

like a

baseball team, everyone has a position to play and share the same

goal to win and succeed a health said Martin, a registered care,

Martin has headed many campaigns throughout Waterloo Region including flu vaccine

nurse.

awareness and hepatitis B shots.

She

assists

l^necare

patients as

well

who as

require

Meals on

wiieels and maintenance support. She sees herself as a coach, tacilitator and interpreter.

said

popularity,

She came across

Bretz.

this career

path as a mistake; she saw a naturopathic display at a career fair and

became

Bretz

interested.

treats

patients with serious illnesses as

improve

who

their

simply want

and

lifestyle

1

usually

set

out

research

a

plan

their

for

family

health histor>' and discuss a home said Bretz, whose diet diary,

appointments usually last an hour to two hours. Naturopathic medicine

is

an

alternative to traditional

medicines that allow patients to seek the quality of life they are looking

Dr. Virginia Robinson, an at the

emer-

Grand Ri\ er

hospital, ad\'ised students to tollow

dreams. Robinson, who currently writes for CBC, shared the experiences

their

include

body

composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascu-

and

promoting healthy

the zone diet

diet,

smoke a then they are trying to cope with

overeat, drink alcohol and

and the Slim

stress.

way

Fast diet.

She said

that the grapefruit diet

originated in 1930 and

much people

if

She added

that

everyone has a and most

to deal with stress

choices are not healthy ones.

Some

used

advice that the stress group had was,

today. But, there are cons to this

get organized, avoid procrastination,

People don

is still

Another display that students enjoyed focused on diets. Katrin

tein or iron

gerous,

especially

women.

and get some exercise. The group was giving away free stress balls, which they made out of sand and

Woems

Women

need iron or they can

balloons. Also, students could enjoy

lar fitness

flexibility.

diet.

said her group

three types of diets

—

included

the grapefruit

health

in

and

t

get a lot of pro-

be dan-

that could

for

become anemic. Anemia occurs

unknown

is still

where there was no

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

ple in places

You can do anything you put your mind to, just stay focused. When you take one step many ence.

doors will open, to

Everest

she said, refer-

man she met on trip who embarked on a

the the

climbing experience even though

he was blind. Marion Bramwell, vice-president the

hopes of increasing retention and, therefore, decrease the rate of

she said of her experi-

oxygen,

ring

a free massage.

Applied degree status

she gained while visiting Mount Everest, acting as a doctor to climbers. I was taking care of peo-

Grand River Hospital, became in

interested

health

care

at

the

young age of eight. She reflected on her memories of touring the

We

still

The

dropouts.

know. of the applied the advanced manu-

don

t

Gregory said there are four

status

degrees for

phases of orientation.

Phase 2 occurs during the

two weeks of

classes.

are introduced to college

he hopes to hear

first

Students

and pro-

gram standards and procedures.

The headlines

a decision soon.

1

come, a tw'o-hour program orientation, a lunch and entertainment with faculty, and a student success workshop and campus tour.

governments preoccupation with other issues, namely the hydro issue. Tibbits said

Phase

occurs prior to entering classes. There is a general college wel-

facturing and architecture programs remains elusive. At a Board of Governors meeting on Nov. 25, John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, said the delay may be caused by the

well, the relationship bertveen program and potential their

today are Kyoto and the Grey Cup, so maybe we have a chance.

As

Tibbits is anxious for a reply because the key promotional and marketing time for the college, applied the for especially

careers

comforting patients in their time of need, said Bramwell. She encour-

degrees, begins this week. There are a number of colleges ver%'

fying serv ices such as health, dislearning counselling, ability'.

choose nursing, saying times are changing and there is a wide variety of choices for nurses today. Nurses of today are challenged, it is such a rewarding pro-

angr>' about this.

room with

operating

her

mom

she was younger. Nursing provides so many choices and opportunities for people. from assisting births, assisting surgeons, caring for the elderly and

when

aged males

Ted health, at

to

said Bramwell.

Mavor. co-ordinator of promotion and social work

the

Hospital,

Cambridge compared

munity,

said

Marketing starts and students have already

their minds (about which school to go to). The fact that the announcement has not been made means the college

made up

the

use

cannot

prospective

and student employment. Phase 4 is an orientation to the learning resource centre (LRCi. It

skills

imolves a 45-minute presentation by the LRC staff. Both Phase 3 and" Phase 4 take place within the first two months of classes.

According

to Gregoiy. the col-

Memorial health-

lege will receive applied degree

entation will promote accessibility

programs,

and communication between students and faculty, assist students in

the

into the

com-

Ma%or. Students in social

work need to have great listening and time management skills For information on the upcoming Employ ^ourself seminars or to register visit www.employyourself ca.

1

e.xplained to students.

lege hopes this

care system to a pie. We all bring our own skills to help patients like pieces of a pie, and when ready,

we send them back

De^c.

is

Phase 3 is a 45-minute presentation bv Student Services and student employment staff idenh-

applied degrees in its promotion. Although he is confident the col-

lookins to get in\ol\ed

for.

gency physician

aspects of fitness

important and

are

fession,

health.

patients,

The health-care system

to

in this field, especially

to

Hospital.

acupuncture

herbal products.

Order of Nurses, and Ted Mavor, co-ordinator of health, promotion

Grand River

their

in

most vulnerable stages

well as patients

at

time you

home mn. Everyone

ceeds like a

executive director of the Victorian

and social work

first

give the baby to its parents you witness how the team tmly suc-

Virginia Robinson, an emer-

Grand River

ic

a

home mn. The

all

display focused on the

Aniess Bos said

stress.

lot

Students explore careers choice was the key theme repeated at the Employ Yourself fomm. Employ Yourself is a series of

fair,

last

dangers of being under too

(Photo by Izabela Zarzycka)

The bachelor of science and nursing students held an information lifestyles, on Nov. 19 at the college.

1

By SINEAD McGARRY

lost.

Woems

opinion the zone diet works the best because it incorporates exercise and eating a lot of In

Tibbits isn sure. until 1

the

for

status

two

saying anything

t

is

for

don believe you ha\e it you ha\ e it. he said, adding. 1

t

feel like

1

m

fi\

e again waiting

In

other

business.

Carol

Gregorv. a counsellor for Smdent

made

a

Serv ices at the college, presentation on a new orientation

method implemented

this

being comfortable with their sur-

roundings and promote services available

hoped

for Christmas e\ ep, day.

year in

new method of ori-

to

students feel get to

the

students.

It

is

makes welcome, helps them

that the orientation

know

their faculty'

and the

various serv ices available to them, and helps motivate them, thus

decreasing the dropout

rate.


— SPOKE, December

Page 4

Commentary

2002

2,

Increase security in parking iots As

students in the post-secondary education system

we pay

a lot of

tuition.

we

In return,

receive a good education and

some sense of security

for our future.

But there

We

one place where we don

is

That place

is

our parking

pay student

t

seem

to

have any

security.

lots.

activity fees to

keep us entertained, basic tuition

but fees to keep us educated, and drug plan fees to protect our health,

who

protecting our vehicles.

is

the course of the semester at least eight cars have

Over

or broken into at Conestoga College

s

been stolen

Doon campus.

Another five cars have been broken into at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre. Several other stolen vehicles have been found discarded at the Doon campus, which A1 Hunter, head of

work of joyriders. was at the residence Nov. 3 when window was smashed and the trunk was pried open

security, believes is the

latest break-in at the college

The

the driver

side

s

on a 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier. Another car was also broken

1

into at the

Doon campus

the

same

night.

Thus far, Chrysler minivans and smaller vehicles have been targeted in the thefts as their ignition system is fairly easy to detach. Late trucks and vans also have been targeted. model According to security services staff, this number is already higher

GM

than in previous years.

may

be the college s close proximity to the busy highway. The 401 provides a quick get-away

One

contributing factor to the thefts

for perpetrators

and easy access

Another factor

is

the steady pace of the parking lots.

coming and going, paying little attention to going on around them as they rush to class, making it easier

is

Campus

security officials

do what they can by getting information

one-time use only.

What

the ever-growing concern for our

would be a little more consideration when it comes

Have we become such

a bacteria-

phobic

we would

to unnecessary waste; unfortunate-

rather litter our environment with

there

ly the opposite

when

it

seems to be

comes

true

Packaging, like advertising, plays

The mass amount of packaging produced by companies and their

disappearing.

sions has always been a source of bewilderment to me. Considering

It s

at the college.

Surveillance cameras need to be added to the parking lots so they are constantly being monitored it is

too

and perpetrators can be caught before

more aware of what

going on around them. If they see anything

is

suspicious, they need to report

make

Students also need to

and any valuables are Vehicle thefts aren

to t

it

about the condition of

and what

all

times

lot

exclusive to the college. Waterloo regional

few weeks they have had reports of stolen

of money to park their cars on college property

and they have enough

day already, without the added where they left it at the end of the day. Whether security is beefed up by the college or students become more aware of what is going on around them, something has to be done to solve this problem before it reaches epidemic proportions. In the long run, students may find they will have to dish out more money to receive a little more security on campus. stress in their

fear of their vehicle not being

better? Yet

see

is

slow down our

we know

on every shelf of every all I

is

dren

s toys,

can be almost as impres-

sive as the product themselves.

less than cially result.

one might imagine, espe-

it

is.

If

appears as though a customer 'is

more for their money, they re more likely to purchase that item rather than pay the same price getting

for a simple, isn

t

unadorned one. This

some cunning

secret passed

on thrdUgh the corporate throughout the ages

sheets,

I

saw

a

commercial

disposable

made by

cutting

Saran. Part of the

Web

advertisement on their

Now, when

cutting

site

or

cutting sheet

twice? ^One has to wonder what

happened

common

to

race to stay healthy.

matter

how

sterile

when our ozone

sense in our

It

layer

won

proven

is

depleted,

it

has been

that

we

all

need a regular dose of germs

in

order to keep our immune. systems in check, so there is

such a thing as

being too clean. our part

many ways we can do

in

keeping our planet

healthy: use concentrated washing liquid,

avoid pesticides and aerosols,

chose water-based rather than

sol-

vent-based paints, buy organically

down a new Saran Disposable Cutting Sheet. When you are done, just

produced foods, low-energy

throw away the sheet with the

a product because

germy mess! Meant

to

packaging not only saves our envi-

and convenient way

to cut meat,

preparing food, simply lay

be a safe

light

bulbs and recyclable products, just to

name

a few. Choosing not to buy

ronment, but

it

lets

it

has too

much

companies know

forefa-

chicken, fish and vegetables while

we

its

avoiding any bacterial mess, this

well-being than on fancy boxes.

t

is

and icecaps

have melted. Besides, scientifically

really

your kitchen

rainforests destroyed

There are

is critical.

Recently,

boasts.

really

is

when the revenue is better as a The cost to our environment,

however,

no oversight

it

The

cost to produce such packaging

more impressive than

place

more value on our

planet s

Spoke is

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The

at

advertising

editor. Letters

No unsigned

needless over-packaging.

welcome

Spoke welcomes

can do

ucts are contained in, such as in chil-

on a company s behalf; it is simply their clever method of making a product seem bigger, better and

thers

Letters are

to

Over-packaging

over the region.

Students pay a

we

how companies compete with one another and gain business from the public. Many times the boxes and parcels the proda crucial part in

transgres-

shop, store, market and outlet,

to security immediately.

sure their cars are locked at

their

consumption, shouldnt

be kept out of view.

police say that in the past all

we know

all

this planet

the very least

late.

Students can do their part in keeping parking lots safer by being

vehicles

to justify

that

same

risk using the

simple consumer reasoning.

enterprise.

ability

society

even more unnecessary trash than

at

to corporate

out to students on how to protect their vehicles, adding extra patrols and keeping in contact with other colleges and with the Waterloo regional police, but that doesn t seem to be enough. Our cars are still

time for security to be stepped up

ever happened to washing

your dishes when you re through?

one

environment,

deteriorating

least

for a theft to occur.

product also stresses the sheets are

With the recent controversy surrounding the Kyoto Protocol and

would think

to the college.

Students are constantly

what

Packaging waste should be controlled

Address correspondence to: Spoke, 299 Doon Valley Room 4B14, Kitchener, Ont.,

Editor,

N2G 4M4

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Spoke

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Wheels

Snow and W ILSON

By AIMEE

According

to Dietrich, the hottest

new

Before heading out into the and dealing with tlie hazards of winter driving, be sure to winterize your vehicle. According to Phil Dietrich, an

winterizing your vehicle

auto

at

easy to store. Together, the snow

Canadian Tire on Fairway Road, there are some key items everyone should be can7 ing in their vehicles

is 27 inches and expands to 39 inches. The rcllectivc tape on the back serves as security if stranded on the side of the road. The shovel sells for $29.99 at Canadian Tire plus tax.

representative

parts

al

and

extra

such as

clothing

mittens,

boots,

scarves, hats and blankets. a

good idea

It is

carry

to

snow

shovel. Acting as a

shovel,

ice-breaker,

snow aid

traction

and security device,

this

tool

is

shovel

are snowbrushes, ice

anti-freeze

scrapers,

the

three-in-one Oskar multi-function-

throughout winter.

The obvious

is

“Make sure the tires are in good shape for winter.”

candles.

Its a vicious cycle,

Tires are also a major factor in

are

auto parts representative

a

include a flashlight with extra bat-

else needs a boost. Dietrich

good idea

someone

in

case you or

recom-

the vehicles bat-

and alternator to make sure both are working properly. It takes a lot more power to start your vehi-

ice, kitty litter,

are

great

house gaining

for

snacks in the vehicle

is

when

cle

Having drinking water and

traction.

always

is

tery

kit.

shingles

sure the tires winter,

for

Dietrich said.

snow and

Rain,

reduce

ice

tire

traction therefore altering control.

Winter

have a different tread

tires

design and compounds, such as a harder rubber, that help keep better traction,

hydroplaning and

resist

Always be

help tires through slush.

aware of thin-looking or uneven Tire pressure

one

also vital.

isn

t

it

s

also something

is

should be checked

that

As

early winter.

regularly

Carrying booster cables

mends checking

battery-powered radio and

newspaper or old

sand,

good shape

in

sure

on

Make

winter driving.

Checking

Other useful tools, according to www.sema.state.mo.us/kitcar.htm,

If ever stuck

Dietrich

said.

cold outside.

working properly,

Once it

will

affect the other.

is

the

also important.

Dietrich

and

pressure.

under

fluids are

all

tire

in fall

temperature

the

drops, so does the

Phil Dietrich,

time.

a first-aid

hood

Make

topped up.

recommends

also

keeping the gas tank at least half full to prevent condensation from freezing.

The winter months

on

are tough

any vehicle. But, being prepared and having (Photo by Aimee Wilson)

proper equipment could not car, it could save

the

Phil Dietrich,

your

hottest item for

life.

By JASON MIDDLETON

After losing their licence for one year and serving a mandatory remedial program, drivers will be given back their licence with one

Imagine you are driving down the and as Vou slowly come to a

street

catch.

stop at a stoplight a sensor inside your car starts to beep. It is warning you to give a breath

Any The

sample, but you decide not to and starts

installed.

interlock acts as a breathal-

yser and will not allow the vehicle to be started if a blood alcohol level of 20 milligrams of alcohol per 100

honking and your

lights start flashing.

The confusion will not go away you pull over to the side of the

millilitres

until

road and turn off your

by them must

vehicle driven

have an ignition interlock

of blood

Transportation

car.

Sterling

This will become a reality for all drivers who were convicted of

said

in

is

present.

Minister a press

Norm release,

impaired driving in Ontario after

Ontario leads the way in combating drinking and driving with some

Dec. 23,2001.

of the toughest laws and programs

Drivers should slow

their driving skills and,

Despite the fact that dents occur

when

many

acci-

icy, drivers

continue to believe that summer is still here complete with dry roads. Is

it

just

me, or do others wonder

people can continue to speed during a snowstorm, despite ones

how

vision being severely impaired and tractioh being a

As

problem?

was driving home from

1

a

Christmas party in Guelph two weeks ago, blinding snow and icy roads marked caution,

my

tried

1

way. As a preto go as slow as

would allow. As I made my way from the Hanlon Expressway to Highway

driving on a highway

401, the

and [|^)0

I

snow

found

km/h.

clearly

by

1

I

started to get heavier was driving blind at

felt

I

was not thinking

continuing to drive, but

several drivers

still

flew by

me

set limit, or

at

Standard Auto Glass to install the systems, which will be available by

tion interlock system.

The

no

provided, the device will give a warning, record the event is

in

80 per cent of convicted drinking drivers are first-time offenders. The first of the drivers who had their licence suspended after Dec 23 of last year are expected to get their driving privileges back soon.

ignition interlock will cost

impaired drivers, who have to pay for it themselves, $1,300 annually. In 2000, there were approximately 16,000 drinking and driving convictions in Ontario.

Around 75

to

These drivers will be the first in Ontario who have to use the igniIf

it

was

their

first

conviction

they will have the system monitoring their driving for at least one year.

For a second conviction they will have their licence suspended for three years as well as hat ing their driving monitored for three years.

winter we

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automatic braking systems, air bags and traction control, but these safety measures were put in place to help save a life in case of a

god

the temperature

drops and the roads turn

above the

is

sample

and set off an alarm system. The alarm set off could be lights flashing or the horn honking. The province signed an agreement with Guardian Interlock Systems of Mississauga to distribute and monitor the systems. subcontract will Guardian

Dec. 28.

running the interlock device may require the driver to provide breath samples at any time. If the sample given

of driver’s seat

invincible because of safety measures on vehicles these days such as

just as quickly disappear. Drivers are left with the shock of having to

slow down.

above the pre-set limit the vehicle will not start. While the vehicle is

at

People must believe they are

few weeks have seen winter storms suddenly appear and last

forbid,

driver of the vehicle blow into it. If the driver s blood alcohol level is

drivers going too fast. It seems don t leam from our mistakes.

driving can be a challenge.

change

Interlock, will help the province further step up the fight against impaired driving. The device works by making the

Ignition

down

With winter getting under way

The

MADD

s in North America. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) support for our newest tool.

Canadian Tire, holds the winterizing vehicles, a three-in-one Oskar shovel.

an auto parts representative

only save your

System keeps impaired out

your horn

— Page 5

tread wear.

also

Candles can come in handy for melting snow and ice or simply be used as an aid to keep wami if you are stranded for a long period of

teries, a

2002

2,

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item on the shelves this year for streets

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excessive speeds. If anything had crossed the road or a car decided to stop,

we were doomed.

severe accident.

bubbles.

ple by going approximately 10 km/h more than I was, but drivers continued to fly past it with no regard for

When

own

safety or others.

The Record reported more than 50 accidents on area highways that night, including multiple accidents

on the Hanlon. The Canadian Automobile Association reported so many calls for tow trucks it had go into a Code Red Alert. According to The Record, this meant drivers could call an alter-

to

company and be reimbursed. The same week, on Nov. 20. icy

nate

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all

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really

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— SPOKE, December

2,

News

2002

to Sanctuary

Comedian brings iaughs m 93.5

c

By CARRIE HOTO

first first

FM, Canadasc I:^/I

to

comedy

His favourite style of

Whoever

wasn

said sex

highly

t

amusing obviously didn

meet

t

comedian

40-something

The

kept students laughing and totally grossed out while talking about

before

said

better,

gets

it

worse

lot

going to get a

It s

Robinson. That it did. Robinson went on to talk about parents having intercourse and discussed anal sex with the audience. Although some students cringed as he con-

more for diverse comedy

young, culturally talent

than anyone else,

time,

said

at

any

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

NOW magazine.

minds Kenny Robinson, a Toronto-based comedian, took students’

The Winnipeg native originally wanted to pursue a career in actBut, they didn

ing.

t

I

out

off

school, during a performance

hire colour,

in

the Sanctuary Nov. 19.

great.

He comes up

Hours with Kenny Robinson on the Comedy Network, according

the

ans.

dy for more than 25 years. He

sion programs and movies.

tured in almost 30 different televi-

to

to www.visiontv.ca. Currently,

he

is the co-host of The Morning Rush, a morning show on

Toronto

radio

s

FLOW

station,

sick-twisted mind.

mention, too painful to

Award-nominated

Gemini

with his material

experiences, news-

Robinson didn t want to rehash any disaster stories. Too many to

he has performed in the television movie, Soul Food, and the PAX TV series Doc. He also created and co-produced

Robinson said. So, he decided to try comedy. Robinson was inspired by Richard Pryor, a black comedian from the 1970s. I wanted to be like him. I didn t want to be like the comedians on TV. Robinson has been doing come-

has headlined at comedy clubs throughout Canada and the United States and has been fea-

my

well,

Showtime

life

papers, conversations with friends and in the dark, dirty corners of

As

Chris Rock.

starring

has also earned the tribute of Creator, writer and host of an edgy late-night TV show, After

He

Down

movie,

2001

the

moved from Winnipeg to Toronto in 1980, because Toronto had more outlets for aspiring comedi-

He

ve been so blessed throughmy whole career, it s been

through

Earth,

he said.

family has

Mail.

According to www.visiontv.ca, Robinson has performed with Jim Carrey, Eugene Levy and Norm McDonald. He has also appeared in

his

and he has received recognition on the front page of the entertainment section in the Globe and

career.

done

that

always been behind him. In 2001 the Toronto Star voted Robinson entertainer of the year

decided to pursue his comedy

students were in hysterics. s

He added

University of Winnipeg for political science and drama. However, ht never finished because he

tinued with graphic detail, other

Robinson

sacrifices in the family,

some political humour with involving Jean Chretien and George W. Bush. the attended Robinson

intercourse.

ski skills

Robinsons hero is his mother. She s done nothing but make

is

That s the real political said, Robinson challenge, adding. Things are always happening (in the political world). He opened his show for Conestoga students on Nov. 19 humour.

Kenny Robinson.

dcveloped verbal I developed keep bullies away.

clowii. clown.

iirhflTi urban

radio station.

try,

was

his response.

However, he admitted that his experiences have contributed to him being the person he is today. lived, loved, laughed and I ve

Thick and Thin with Ronnie Edwards, according to

reproduced.

www.visiontv.ca.

of advice for aspiring comedians. Be honest, be strong and be com-

CBC

special

The husband and father of three wasnt always the class

said he

Robinson offered a few words

mitted.

Christmas traditions shouldn’t be downplayed they have been stripped of any Christmas-related activities for the

an evergreen tree strung with tiny lights, garland and decorative ornaments? I would call it a Christmas tree, which is probably what 99.9 per cent of the population would say no matter what religion they might

What do you

call

sake of two employees. According to Statistics Canada,

Carla

about 80 per cent of the religious population in Ontario believes in Christmas, while about 81 per cent of Canadians celebrate on Dec. 25.

Sandham Opinion

be.

Recently,

some

Toronto

staff at

City Hall insisted a large decora-

evergreen

tive

Phillips

Nathan

in

tree

Square be called a holiday

However, councillors

tree.

agreed and stated

dis-

a Christmas

it is

tree.

Calling things by their proper

name

(a

Christmas

tree) is

how we

celebrate our diversity, not by gensaid Toronto eralizing things,

Councillor

Mario

Silva

in

a

has been called for more than 300 years?

I

but

ers,

respect the beliefs of othI

name

feel a tree s

is

forcing non-believers to celebrate

nor

is it

harming them.

The word Christmas itself is also becoming taboo. Many company Christmas parties have been renamed and Christmas decorations banned to accommodate those

who do

not believe and/or

Toronto Star article. Why should the Christmas tree be

celebrate the occasion.

called anything other than what

TD Canada Trust in Brantford,

it

not

A

friend,

who

an employee

is

at

said

Where do we draw

the

line?

stories

are

now

in

the

process of being judged by indus-

High school students in

interested

attending the journalism print

program at broadcast and Conestoga College had an opportunity to be a journalist for a day on Nov. 16 and win a $2,000 or $1,000 scholarship at the same time.

The students were given an apartment fire scenario at the college

try professionals,

with the winner

The this

paper

in Tillsonburg,

where

I

profile of the

Dave

and had the chance to interview victims and police, played by

program.”

are not

predom-

Try to

as well as offer a chance to get

some hands-on

experience.

Journalism

professor

T

was looking

within the college

s

for

of the

jurisdiction

it

will

grow

By next

year

Type and retype Use

lots of

into

participants

the journalism print and broadcast

production.

to create the scene.

program prior

The students were then required to write a news story about the

prize.

accident for the Conestoga College

the college to inform potential stu-

Canada. However, it is the only competition to provide a scholarship for journalism students

Newswriting Competition.

dents about the journalism program

based on a contest.

The event was

The event by

also a chance for

down

a term's worth of written notes into the computer.

is

will

involve your whole body. Stand up and you study. People remember 90% of what they say and

Make your iearning active and talk out loud as

t

Practice reiaxation

techniques. Our brains are more

alert

when we

do.

are

relaxed.

Use visual techniques for learning. Form mental and graphs, and create mind maps.

pictures,

draw charts

is required to move information from short-term memory to long-term memory. Long-term memory is what is needed for success on

and exams.

m.

k

variety of review techniques. Work on paper, talk yourself through it, review it with a friend.

Use

a

Form best

a

study group.

way

to

know

If

similar to those run

It's

a great tool for both learning and studying. The is to teach it to another.

you know something

the teacher uses examples in class, make special note of them, or come up with your own. Create the connections. If

^

Pian regular

review time. Long-term memory

is

and exams. Regular review of materiai heips long-term memory.

were impressed by the

Skills

brain

associate a certain subject with a colour.

f

m

between what you are learning and your

coloured markers. Use one colour per course. Your

significantly,

A video projector, sound effects and the smell of smoke were used

claiming their

should tear

or future career.

tests

m pretty pleased.

we hope

life

Haskell said, adding that overall,

to

we

Link information you already know with the new material being learned.

tests

first dis-

program, he said. Students from 11 schools from

I

Winners must be accepted

that

existing traditions.

Repetition

ago.

faculty

P o

Dave

strategies to raise the profile

make connections

everyday

h

were represented.

broadcasting students.

mean

SERVICES

i

Haskell,

journalism professor

Hanukkah

to satisfy the

are inclusive to all reli-

gions and customs. This does not

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING MEMORY

am

from, was asked not to print Merry Christmas in the paper to avoid offending some religious groups.

The

“The faculty was looking

downplayed

We

all;

newspapers. The community news-

cussed by faculty about two years

for strategies to raise the

Hanukkah. Customs

practised during

year has also filtered into

and

the

Christmas just as

is

is

A statement made oy another Toronto councillor during the Christmas tree controversy says it

generalization, or rather the

Haskell said the idea was

receiving the $1,000 scholarship.

Christmas

Hanukkah

lack of recognition, of Christmas

receiving the

$2,000 scholarship second place winner

things.

associated with Christmas should

not be either.

Jan. 2, 2003.

for journalism scholarships The

be as excited or feel the importance of Christmas without these

inantly Christian culture, so those

Should we not call Jan. 1 New Year s Day because according to the Chinese the new year begins the date of the new moon, which is

High school students compete By SARAH McGOLDRICK

To me, Christmas decorations, trees and music bring out the holiday spirit in me. I just wouldn t

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essential for success on

move

information into


Life

SPOKE, December

2002

2,

— Page 7

International students get into Christmas spirit By BRANDI STEVENSON

food, and every province

ditional

has different food.

For many people Christmas is a time to give and receive, and enjoy the company of family and friends. However, Christmas does not have the same meaning in

According Victoria

ed

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Page 8

— SPOKE, December

A

blast from the past brings

2,

2002

back the ’80s exploded other European producers jumped on the bandwagon and now everybody is going through

By BLAKE GALL Get out your acid-washed jeans, your best high-top sneakers and some tube socks because the 80s back

are

Well,

the archives to find the next big

said Monaco. Heaven is actually a cover of Adams Bryan classic the released in 1984 from his album Reckless. The new version has

thing,

in style.

not to that extreme,

maybe

but 80s music

definitely being

is

revived in clubs, at radio stations and on the airwaves around the

topped charts around the world and has gotten many people jumping for joy when it comes on

world.

think

I

it

a lot of people rem-

s

at

music they

iniscing, listening to

grew up with and stuff they haven t heard repeatedly over the radio, said Chris Brenneman, n

DJ

the

is

*

After

way

its

for

Madonna

Michael

to

Jackson and New keeps the records spinning with the unique sounds that only the 80s produced.

Today nant, he

s

music is pretty stagPeople want some-

said.

thing that they know they are going to love. Eighties music gives them just that, fun sounds that they can dance to while

remembering

A

lot

retro

their

younger years.

of the females

like the

80s more than their male

counterpart,

Darius

said

Kybartas, 30, general manager of

Club Abstract.

He

packed house every Friday ranging from said

the

bar

a

is

people in their early 20s to mid-30s. It s

was

the a

pop aspect, 80s music

lot

more

Kybartas added. Mickie thinks

this

danceable,

new

trend of

s

added.

releasing covers

started

and centre. Richard Marx hit number 1 in 1989 with his single Right Here Waiting For You from his Repeat Offender album. The song went platinum with the message of devoted love. Dance Kings decided to jump on that song this year and remake it

to

Order, Mickie

it

right

left,

with the vocals of popular dance singer Elissa. The song has definitely seen its own share of suc-

Kitchener about six years ago with the retro 80s night at Club Abstract every Friday. Alastair Mickie, 30, has been DJing the event since retro night was started. With requests ranging

from

by yet

the success of Heaven,

all

artists

made

Monaco

past decade,

clubs began incorporating classic songs into their nightly play lists.

trend

at

the greatest dance record of the

Conestoga s pub nights but says that the 80s parties are his favourite because people get dressed up and have such a great time. The revival of 80s music started about eight years ago when

The

cringed

is still

Bryan Adams fans and the euro-trance crowd thinks classic

27-year-old general business student at Conestoga College.

Brenneman

the club.

DJ Sammy

cess in clubs so

far.

Eighties singles have also

(Photo by Blake Gall)

album Bad by Michael Jackson dance party.

Alastair Mickie pulls out the classic ’80s Club Abstract for their Friday night retro 80s music will be around for at another five years and

Turning on your radio dial today

least

will not necessarily

Kybartas agreed. So it only seems logical that mainstream artists are turning to 80s classics for inspiration on their new albums.

into

Along with

the rise in populari-

of 80s retro clubs is the sudden explosion of musicians doing covers of classic beats. Remakes of songs have been done for many years but lately it seems to be the popular thing to ty

do.

Cover versions are the easy and safe bet, said Tony Monaco, announcer for Z103.5, in Toronto. It brings back the memories and it makes people feel good, he added.

mean tuning

the newest Coolio, Dixie Chicks or Mariah Carey song. In many of these cases it is actually an 80s cover. The latest cover in country

Fleetwood Mac s hit Landslide which has now been redone by the Dixie Chicks into a music

is

beautiful

ballad.

Previously

was covered by Smashing Pumpkins and even Tori Amos which shows that these Landslide

remakes are not confined to any one genre of music. Mariah Carey has brought her fair share of covers to the world of contemporary music with such songs as Against All Odds, originally by Phil Collins, I Still Believe, originally by Brenda K., Open Arms, originally by Journey and her number 1 single 1 11 Be There, a cover of the Jackson Five classic.

Brandy has had success with covers of Everything I Do, I Do It For You by Bryan Adams, Phil Collins Another Day in Paradise and Rock With You by Michael Jackson. She managed to bring the sound of the 80s into the new millennium with a soulful R&B feel.

at

Covers can be risky but some have had huge success. What s

Going On was originally performed by Marvin Gaye but was remade in 2001 by a collaboration of

artists

Christina

including

Beyonce Knowles, Sunny Bono and others to pay

Aguillera,

tribute to the victims

of Sept.

11.

The message of the original song was so strong that it helped people cope with a tragedy years

after

it

was first released. Urge ‘Overkill had

a hit on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack with Girl You 11 Be A Woman Soon. Believe it or not, Neil Diamond sang the original. The punk pop genre of music has seen a few 80s covers as well. Blink 182 revived the Billy Idol song Dancing With Myself and Alien Ant Farni enjoyed immense success with their cover of Smooth Criminal from Michael Jacksons 1 989 album Bad. Dancing With Myself was cov-

ered a second time by

Boomtang

Boys, Ace of Base revived Cruel

Summer by Bananarama and Halliwell brought back

It s

Geri

Raining

revived The Miami as well as The Two Of Us by Grover

Just

Washington and Bill Withers. Hole has done covers of Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac and Hungry Like The Wolf by Duran Duran. Marilyn Manson scared listen-

Madonna tune.

Absolutely Mad,

many songs

years

Satisfaction.

-

In fact, entitled

covers of the

made Madonna

successful in the 80s.

But Madonna has been covered by many other artists in the past. Papa Don t Preach was redone by

A

Kelly Osbourne, Like

Virgin

by Marilyn Manson, Borderline newly performed by Showoff, Bumin Up remade by Babyland, Cherish was covered by Loop Guru and the list goes on. So after all of her songs were covered

Madonna had

getting covered

to

join the trend. That she did by

own version of the Don McLean hit American Pie. Bryan Adams took part in covering songs before the remake of

own

track

was even

His album Here hit

Cloud

single

released.

Am included the

I

9

originally

recorded by George Harrison. So maybe covers are inevitable

part

an of music. They

will always exist.

They freshen up the sound of an older track and breathe new life into an entirely new generation,

Celine Dion has re-released some songs from the 80s with her own spin on them such as It s All

is

that

his

Minogue got Physical after Olivia Newton John

album,

entire

Cochran

had success with the song and Britney Spears covered I Love Rock & Roll, originally by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts as well as remaking the Rolling Stones hit

hit

another 80s their

releasing her

tunes.

Smith

dance beat. One of the most commonly covered artists from the 80s has to be Madonna.- In 2002 her single Like A Prayer was covered by the dance group Madhouse. The song brought back memories for millions of people and was well received. The group followed that hit with the cover of Holiday,

by Weather Girls. Hootie & the Blowfish covered I Go Blind by 54-40, Pearl Jam redid Last Kiss by Wayne

Kylie

made

to the radio as

updated versions. In 1984 Corey Hart debuted on the music scene with the album First Offense. From that came the popular track Sunglasses At Night which was re-released this year with Hart s original vocals mixed over a new

Men

and Red Hot Chili Peppers remade Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder.

Will

I

said

don

t

Monaco. think there

era like the

therefore

it s

80s,

s

been an

said Kybartas,

an easy source for

remake

ers

Coming Back To Me Now by Pandora s Box and The Power of

Bowie

Love by Jennifer Rush. However, aside from all of these

most people feel brought the trendy back into mainstream music, they" have followed up their single Heaven with Boys of Summer, a remake of the 80s classic performed by Don Henley.

with his covers of Like A Virgin by Madonna, David

Club Abstract uses old vinyl every Friday night to spin the tunes for their retro dance party.

on next

Coolio remade songs like Gangsta s Paradise, originally by Stevie Wonder and Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside while adding his own rap beat to the

Whispers

(Photo by Blake Gall)

to put

way back on

their

s classic Golden Years and Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics, which was more recently covered by Pink in a remix of her own hit single Get the Party Started.

remakes, there has been a huge trend of using popular 80s songs as dance songs today.

When DJ Sammy

s

Heaven

As

for

inspiration.

DJ Sammy,

the group that


Feature

What do men

SPOKE, December

2002

2,

— Page 9

want?

really

By NICOLE CHILDS

the decision should also be based

how much each person makes. One of the biggest things women often wonder about men is if they

on This

the first

is

a two-part

in

women

about men and

series

in

can

relationships.

them. Will they be the

trust

type of guy to cheat or will they be

One of

the greatest mysteries in

women

gossipy

are

faithful

creatures

obsessed with chocolate and the

women,

of their thighs. To

size

men

are beer-guzzling animals

ogle

them and

cars

and

The

who

about

talk constantly

sports.

question

big

most

in

heads is what do men really want? What do men think about the way we act, relationships

women

and us

in general.

down

sat

1

s

with five

cover what exactly

it

men

is

to dis-

they want.

The following answers may shock you. My participants were: Dave Roy and Mike Ryan, both secondbusiness

year general

students;

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

(From left) Kevin Kerry, Eric Melanson, Mike Ryan, Justin Dautner and Dave Roy discuss the ups and downs of relationships.

Justin Dautner, a third-year materi-

management

als

Kevin

student;

Kerry, a third-year computer engi-

neering technology

and

student,

Eric Melanson, a third-year

wood

technology student. Like women, men want respect. They want to feel free to live their own lives and not be judged by the way they choose to do it. \^en asked what annoys them about women, Roy said. Girls who expect romance and a phone call everyday and too much commitment away.

right

Ryan

and

emotional sometimes, questions

don

t

like girls that

don

give

his friends lives.

When men and women

argue,

According to Melanson and Dautner, men can t stand the way that women bring up things from the past that were

they do so differently.

already resolved.

Melanson said, I hate it when they drag something on, forget about it and then bring it up later on.

Some of the stereotypes that women are labeled with do seem to annoy men. All five men laughed as they joked about how women can spend every other day at the mall and how some are bad drivers. One thing they get annoyed with

when

girls

know what

but are afraid to

go

for

they want

it.

Men

feel

sometimes they are expected to do t mind them what they want rather than make them guess. Sometimes with girls you can

everything,

would

girl

and wouldn

if a

just tell

they want to do something, or

tell

want something, but they expect you to make all the moves and do everything, said Roy. Ryan had another view. His main annoyance comes from girls he I

1

jA

deems attention whores. He used an example of a girl who attended at thf jWalloween Biz Bash Coil*oga College wearing practiI

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cally nothing to attract attention. j

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They

back to back with a group of guys they 11 suddenly say. Yeah, I really need some sex or something loud like that, and all they want is attention, added Ryan. However, the five of them said this type of woman is still better than one

different

you

Sex. for like

one over you and you ask

hate attention whores, those

interior,

As

added.

a

With all the things they don t like women, its a wonder they want them at all. So what exactly are they looking for in a woman? Deep down, what they want is a

making

woman who

will be their Ifiend,

attracts

and someone who will take care of them. As much as they protest that they want their independence and not to have their

Women

is

secretly

like

when

a girl can

I

make

like to

m

and not be ashamed Wliile they like the initiative

to

all

times,

witli her,

will

He

was a hot

thing

you

topic

are attracted

Roy. He also Melanson wants a girl who doesn t always is spontaneous and expect dinner and flowers. He d like a girl to surprise

times and do things he

him some-

as he said,

1

woman

it

attracts

out

at

dressed

him but

it

can give off the wrong impression. Girls can be revealing but classy at the same time. That s what 1 look for,

times.

womens They

say,

Well,

saying.

That

whom? Do men

see it as overconfident or pushy, or do they like it

approaches them? Dautner said he likes it both ways. me. I love it when a girl approaches

when

Not

a

said

don

clothing that

t

under-

some-

they find

woman

that

is

bring up something she did a

week

to

I

dont

like

approaching

When

light up.

When asked to describe their idea of the perfect man date, they wanted a woman to take them to a hockey game, play golf with them or go see a concert. Kerry said, he would like to go to a steak house and then a football game. Tliey said the best things girls can do on a date are pay, carry the conversation and plan

pick-up line, women often attempt it, but not always successfully. Ryan said a woman tried to pick

him up by

at a party

on his and saying

sitting

lap

would

What

meeting people, they said they re more comfortable meeting women

They said they don t mind the

through their friends. If you re looking for a

pick-up lines as girl for a

definitely

through

friends,

said Dautner and laugh-

ingly added.

The grocery

store is

too.

Another big question in the dating world is who should pay? If you are out at a restaurant should he pay or should she? Or should it be split 50/50? them to 1 want to pay but I like said Dautner.

Melanson said he thinks you are dating for awhile

that it

once

should

be shared while Kerry’ thinks that

it.

The worst things are to expect him to cany the whole conversation or be rude at all to either him or the server. While men are stereotyped as the ones who will most likely use a

you

relationship,

questioned

why, Ryan said, Because 1 dont smoke, I hate it, I can t stand it. Kerry said. It reveals a weakMelanson said he also ness. prefers a girl who doesn t smoke. I hate a girl with a dirty mouth.

them. 1 like the hunt too. Wliile many people go out to bars and clubs with the intention of

offer,

he said.

All agreed that they

stand

likes.

when he s

he sees a

provocatively

this

stuff.

of 10 ass on her. One of the major myths in relationships is who should approach

good

said Dautner.

also said that

a club, if

said

Melanson laughed

is.

high up there but you will put less stock in her looks the longer you re

do what you want do someto

who

guy

is

girl got 90 per cent on her test. Melanson grinned and added. It s more like, that girl s got a nine out

based on your personality. If you meet somebody, looks are

the time and

it

However, Ryan did

decide whether or not they like you

girls niglits

on

as willing to share

we don t go around

they change over time. Men may first be interested in you because of your looks but will

party

t

They

of women.

attributes

topic, saying that

to,

every night and

have

cal

treat-

first

and breast size were the topics as well as other physi-

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without even knowing what

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night, they

want a woman who will do what tliey want from time to time. just go 1 like a girl who doesn t

and

I

discussed by the men. Wliile looks

when Women take

Ryan

more natural look. don t want them to smile and

then their face cracks, said Ryan. When asked what they talk about when women aren t around, cars,

clothing

Attractiveness

the

they

prefer a

men?

perfection

also

out

really

ies

be herself.

and plan the

what

compliment his

to

women

the industry, men said

They Dautner ments. spend hours working out at the gym, in an effort to achieve a desirable body. They perfect their bod-

be told what to time, time from doing I admitted Dautner. He also wants a girl that can hang out with the guys re doing.

Is that

likes

many feeding cosmetics

my face

Ryan

love interests. His strategy

spend

money

up, but

and hair

some-

plans rather than call and ask what

we

and

smile and you approach.

While

attractiveness.

weren

for what?

sive

times they do. I

made

my

are perfect

are

women

is

also a factor in

just right,

of

lot

girls

ago so she knows he s been paying attention to what she says and does, and not just the way she looks. Another topic of interest was smoking. Most men hate it when

Makeup

spend hundreds of dollars on expen-

their confidante

by women,

sure

my clothes

about

is

off a

of stomach are nice and Dautner said. Nothing beats a nice tight pair of jeans.

so that was cool. woman, 1 ve spent hours hair

show

when

like

t

always asking where they ve been or who they ve been with, and when they get jealous of other girls. But do women have a right to be suspicious? When asked who has cheated, two out of the five said yes. One said no because it happened to him and it was not a good feeling. Another said that whether or not he would cheat would depend on the seriousness of the relationship. Men like a lot of different things in women. But, how do you know when he likes you? When asked about the subtle ways men use to attract women there were a number of intriguing methods mentioned. Dautner said he likes to use the three-look rule. At the bar you look once to establish eye contact and look away, look twice and if she s still looking you know she s interested. You look again, you

bit

what they do, makes him dinner, and since we re talking men here, initiates sex at the end of the night. Ryan said he had a girl help him clean his ear for a car show once. She cleaned the engine and the

not that her and she s like. No, I way, then she s a tease Melanson

lives run

Kerry, shorter tops that

;

straight then finally

s all

look for

But, one thing

things.

a

three-quarter

everyone seemed to be sporting when they first came out, are high on their pet peeve list as well as long denim skirts. According to

to like different

women and

women wear

The

length pants or peddle-pushers that

remains the same, they all want a woman who is smart, fun and who has a lot of ambition. I look for a girl who s very headstrong. She has a good, positive presence around her, said Ryan. They all had ideas about the best' thing a woman could do for them. High on the list was havmg her plan a whole day where she decides

is

in blurting out

seemed

all

aspects about

m

t

t

the things

ridiculous.

bit

time and won t interrogate him when he gets home.

If they re sitting

night she

you your space or demand too much of you, added Dautner. Melanson agreed saying he doesn t like it when girls fry to take over

is

doesn

attention.

two weeks

get

angry just for the sake of getting angry. 1

is

If a girl is teasing

how

women can

that

was not shy

Dautner

while

it

He added

it

considered a tease. Roy defined this type of girl as one who flirts a lot with no intention of giving guys what they want. When asked what men really want, Melanson

women catty

too

really like

because they have low self-esteem, said Ryan. Dautner agreed, saying that sometimes girls will say anything to get

all

some of

have boobs. he likes a girl who care what he s doing all the that they

the attention,

but the reason for

who

said he

finds

chicks that want

A

and trustworthy?

men don

To men,

the opposite sex.

is

life

do kissed you

if

1

right

now.

Kerry

long as

women don

them and shyly

ask.

walk up to Are you sin-

t

gle?

The

five

guys said they hate

being asked stupid questions by females, with the worst one being.

Do

1 look fat in this? Dautner said he just thinks.

you asking me this, Keny thinks. Oh God.

are

Why while

Ryan, on the other hand, goes for true honesU'. If a girl asks me that It s not the clothes that make 1 say.

you look fat, vou look fat.

it s

the fat that

makes


Page 10

— SPOKE, December

2,

Life

2002

Sex can have negative consequences By SHANNON McBRIDE Odds

you

are if

their

woman

are a

reading this article, either you or the woman next to you is sexually active. There s nothing overly

alarming about

that.

shocking is that according to Statistics Canada, in 1995, 20 per cent of males and almost 18 per cent of females age

But what

is

relationship

sexual

first

sheer curiosity. because of Twenty-nine per cent said they were in love. Eleven per cent had sex because they had the chance. Six per cent did it because of pressure from a partner and five per cent took the plunge to get it over and done with. Greg Guthrie, owner of an individual, marriage and family coun-

20 to 24 admitted to not using a condom and having more than one sexual partner in the previous year.

selling practice in Brantford, says

Canada

caused by today s culture that normalizes sex outside of marriage.

On

top of that. Statistics

997 more females 19 had abortions than

also said that in

ages 15 to

1

that

much

Durex condom According survey released earlier this month exploring sexual attitudes and a

to

They may minimize

affected

sees daily.

al

said.

the issue

show,

statistics clearly

it is

a

you

be

will

down

the road.”

executive director of K-

W

Pregnancy Centre

positive pregnancy result

decision to have sex, but don

cate her

struggles.

sexual experience. indicated that 37 per

poll

cent of those asked entered into

s

feel

normal to talk about those

18 to 29, curiosity far outweighed when it comes to a young per-

love

it

t

When

a

young woman has

we

a

edu-

on her three options,

to

hearing celebrities saying stupid things or making mistakes on the air, then visit If

you

like

www.fadetoblack.com. The Web site is full of funny clips of celebrities slipping up or saying things they

later regretted.

Radio station 102.1 The Edge played clips taken from the Web site.

Clips

screaming

at

Casey Kasem someone to organize

like

things propejly can be heard and

downloaded off the Web site. People like William Shatner, Linda McCartney and Marlon Brando can also be heard saying things

they regret or recording

things they wish they didn

A CD

t.

with a large collection of

as

well.

The Web site has more than just audio clips and is full of funny comics, quotes and bizarre links. The dumb quote of the day is a daily updated quote from random people saying some of the stupidest things ever. All of the quotes used from a book called A Martian Wouldn t Say That by Leonard B. Stem. are taken

The Web hate mail

site also

cherishes the

and negative reviews

they receive so they dedicated a section with a link to

some of

the

worst ones.

Reviews such as You

are about

camp, offensive, any

it is

the decision.

Consider where you will be 10

down

she said.

the road,

It s

hard not to infect a partner

Life which called line

between

Walking the

it

politically

incorrect

and just plain funny. There

where

is

also a merchandise section

T-shirts,

bumper

and videos can

all

stickers,

CDs

be ordered and

So whether you are looking for a good laugh or you want to be offended, ing out.

is

you connect with the many resources that are available

in

if

your

have information, brochures and contacts with social

By REBECCA LEARN You have 200 new messages in inbox'. What does this mean?

worth check-

der just

in about a day.

my

We

numerous promises to make our mortgage smaller, make body parts larger and see action

girl-on-girl

like

we ve

never seen before.

and delete of consumers are being cheated out of tens of millions of dollars according to Sean O Shea on the Aug. 1 2 edition of them, but a

just sigh

lot

one sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. It s pretty hard to save 70 per cent on life insurance right now without some kind of catch. like to follow

I

rule. If

it

that the

a scant that especially inter-

desperately craves a set of

wheels to get from point

crisis.

pregnancy, alcohol and drug counselling, single parent and family

If you're not sure where to go for help, just ask us. We'll help

you get connected with the right people.

A Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

to

I

I

made

I

continue to

wade

list

of e-mails

and pick out the 10 or 12 that come from people I know. This should be the easy part, because most of us can spot our friend s

names

pretty quickly, right? But,

somehow

be it also proves to because the senders purposely choose titles that will contricky,

fuse us.

Suppose an e-mail called hi, been so long since we ve talked shows up in my inbox. Since I can t be sure this isn t a letter from a friend, I check it out. it s

It

site.

they are right, I

scantily clad

m

it

I

have

to

admit

has been a long

ve talked to five

women on

a horse.

of you problem and it probably makes you just as furious as it makes me. I

sure just about

have had

all

this

Then, when

pom

pop-up advertisements that my computer freezes and I have to shut it down and start all over.

account.

This

Another ad

I

see a

lot,

says you

site,

is

for is that

something or stuff envelopes for a company. I think that if people could make thousands of dollars every week, by simply stuffing envelopes, everyone would be doing it. I know I would. Wouldn t you? There must be some kind of

many

generally about the time

The job

put together parts of

arrive at that

when my computer ful slap.

is to

I

usually there are so

make thousands of dollars every week working from home. can

turns out to be a direct link to a

someone is offering a car, even on a site like eBay, for what seems to be an oddly low price, I advise you to think twice before you dip into your bank

point B. If

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supports, credit counselling, legal aid, and many other services.

A

envelopes

stuff before

through the long

time since

who

in

day,

find out after paying,

truck. This

makes me won-

thousand.

first

Each

pornography

had no car or

It

how many

Shea said that in several cases, consumers were offered and bought automobiles, only to

ested me, as a college student

number to phone

education.

would need to

receive

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drawback or there wouldn t be any reason for me to be in college, paying all this money for

my

was

places outside the college.

you can

spam

To most people it means that they haven t checked their e-mail

services, employment, housing, counselling and other agencies in

important to make a connection with people and

its

is lost,

find again.

your

seller

Especially as the school year draws to a close for graduating

said..

virginity

Its not something

lost.

O

that students face on a daily basis, but we're also here to help

a

Really ask yourself if it s a deciis consistent with your

your mouth

in

Most of us

shipped to you.

and Your

to counselling groups and workshops, or give a

quences when it comes to making a decision about a sexual relation-

leaves bad taste

wasting material, can all be found in the bad reviews section. The Fade to Black Web site is actually a comedy magazine that you can order a subscription to through their Web site. Fade to Black has won several awards for their site and received great reviews from Yahoo Internet

The counsellors at Student Services are here to help with issues

it's

important to weigh the instant

Internet

more than any other kind of time-

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Community Resources

students,

is

benefits with the possible conse-

ship.

too.

also because of emotional issues.

simple

We

who have chosen celiba-

marriage find themselves in a more unique and special bond. Both Gutlnie and Gray feel that it until

Once your

make

Moneywise.

area.

Couples cy

values, Guthrie

adding that

www.fadetoblack.com

t

ways

partner.

the obvious physical effects, but

said,

centre s job to

as funny as a concentration site isn

riages in other

therefore, less of your emotions can be given to your life

to a marriage, not only because of

years

site

stable, Guthrie said.

to con-

partners,

not the

consider their options.

Web

more

Premarital sex can affect mar-

comes

Guthrie said an emotional part of is left with each of your sexual

sion that

Gray

purchased from the

special.

it

you

Guthrie said sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be devastating

Beth Gray, executive director for the K-W Crisis Pregnancy Centre, wishes more young people would

outtakes and funny clips can be

thing

when

sidering sex.

parent the child, put the child up for adoption, or have an abortion.

Fadetoblack.com publicizes ceiebrities’ worst moments By IAN ROSS

the

is

There aren t other ghosts in the bedroom, he said. But he admits most people he talks to that look back on other sexual partners don t have fond memories. Most married people are relieved that they now have some-

Beth Gray,

Crisis

Emotional problems are often

the partners past sexu-

relationship

a constant reminder of

is

overlooked

experiences.

that

0 years

1

by

ination

past mistakes.

Couples that were each other s first sexual partners have a sense

“Consider where

it through completeGuthrie said, adding that many young people struggle with the

that

The

ramifications, some of which Gray

As

,

into a marriage,

A feeling of contam-

Guthrie said.

decision that could have serious

Gray

is

ly,

behaviours in Canadian youth ages

s first

young people

you bring an STD

Many people don t do that and are surprised at the result. Pregnancy is not

only the unplanned and possibly undesired result of sex. Guthrie said marriages can be

of this lack of sexual

responsibility in

-

are

and not think

live births.

son

confused (about the decision to have sex), they should think a little longer.

young people

If

gets a

power-

suppose the best we can hope one day these companies will be shut down and there will be an end to all this madI

ness.

O Shea said that investigators have shut down some of them, but there are

still

and they seem

a lot left to

to continually

more underhanded.

g^ gePr


Life

SPOKE, December

2,

— Page 11

2002

Student loves work- integrated program By HALLEY McP OLIN

involved to take

When Amy Chapeskie dropped she was not only $15,000

was

the skills they

in

rather than

on her hands: whether or not to go back to school. Chapeskie, 23, had always been successful academically (averaging

time and doing short placements, the student attends school once-a-

As

in

es),

most of her university

class-

but ever since entering high

Grade 9 after being home-schooled for many years, she d felt she needed more chal-

school

in

lenge than school could bring her. is getting just such

This year

Amy

an opportunity with a special workintegrated program she entered at

George Brown College in Toronto. Chapeskie began her college career last year

when she signed

onto the three-year child and youth

program at George Brown s St. .lames campus located in downtown Toronto. Because much of her family environment has involved work-

at a

Amy s

lull

30 hours

means home, working in town and then commuting to Toronto every Wednesday week.

a

In

staying

case, this

her Waterloo

at

means it was going

for class.

Depending on the kind of setting child and youth worker is in, they 11 generally be working with street youth or kids coming from says backgrounds, troubled a

I

I

included an introduction to child and youth work, in which guest

speakers would share information, advice and stories with the class.

from

those

Speakers included group homes, school boards, hospitals and youth shelters, all of whom things they

with mental illnesses, kids with

much severe behavioural issues of the work surrounds figuring out

with

to familiarize students

wanted

home, dealing

at

knew it even though could never to happen, -

have prepared for it. One of her first-year classes

Chapeskie of her position and others like it. These are kids coming from abusive situations

infor-

all this

may

be getting into

in

of work. It was kind of a shock class, because there were a lot of people coming into the program straight this line

out of high school thinking

I

like

and (the lecturkids, I ers) want to make sure everyone has a realistic idea. It s not Just hanging can do

this

what is behind a child s behaviour. Although she grew up with the knowledge of such situations, Chapeskie admitted it was still intimidating to enter the field and

out and playing with these cute little kids everybody likes to play with

specifically the difficult ones.

the test and enter a work-integrated

be confronted with these circumstances herself I had a pretty realistic idea (of the Job) because my

version of the program.

mom

ing with troubled youth, including

her mother,

who

is

a counsellor,

Amy naturally developed an interest and certain

skills in the field.

year of in-class training,

ed

it

was time

After a

Amy decid-

to put those skills to

This program allows students

s in the

knew what

field,

was

I

so

I

kind of

getting into.

be

ber of hours combined with evaluations from a supervisor at the

such as

placement. The supervisor will

being sworn at, hit, punched, bitten and even having bodily fluids flung most of which Chapeskie at you has run into at her workplace.

evaluate the student twice a year and must also meet with a faculty

treatment centres.

They teach students how prepared

It

it

s

working with the kids

that are

hard to work with. They swear, they have emotional problems, they re

Other discussions

in the

class

such as group homes, working with troubled teens, youth shelters and career options,

include

Ss^Ts Z

Snte

Chapeskie must

havmg

thats very clingy or whiny, tattletails, etc. What might be causing

integrated students to accommodate them and make sure they can do it.

way? Is it at home?

Chapeskie adds that teachers will sometimes push back due dates for papers when necessary and the head

them

behave

to

this

physical or mental abuse Is

abandonment issues?

it

Chapeskie notes is

to focus

on

how

important

it

the reasons for the

of her program is even willing to travel to Milton from Toronto in

behaviour, rather than the behaviour itself Basically, we re dealing

order to meet with her supervisor.

with the kids that are not managing. They ve been dealt a hard hand in

through her second year at George Brown, Chapeskie says she still

and we act as the nurturer in a lot of ways. Unlike teachers, who academically, support give Chapeskie says child and youth workers support children emotion-

isn

which has become her Job. To get her diploma, Chapeskie must have a combined number of ally,

in-class credits as well as place-

ment ment

credits.

The

criteria for place-

credits include a certain

num-

t sure where she plans to go. She thinks she will volunteer in the

summer

It all

of

comes down

When the

to respect.

issue of railway safety

comes up, most people

roll their

eyes because they have heard the same things over and over again. This month alone, four people after

reduce the number of railway crossing and trespassing accidents by 50 per cent by the year 2006. With the use of presentatioris, public service

announcements and the

being struck

S'S

Tota. One injury or fatality too many, because every one of them could be preventable. is

51 -year-old woman died after that her van struck a 69-car train was stopped at a crossing around trapped 1:15 a.m. The woman was

van by the steering column after the that pushed against her incicollision. People who saw the desperdent called police, and tried from the ately to free the woman The train began mowng and

in the

car.

dragged the lodged van about half a kilometre, until it hit the side of a After bridge and burst into flames. eight explosion, and impact the tanker cars derailed.

A hundred res-

were evacuated for two days. in Canada, at least 41 people were killed, and 47 serious-

idents

In 2001

at having thp^p evcnts. OrlguiaUy the CSI balked

crossing ly injured in 279 railway

This is a combined total and private crosspublic for both

collisions.

55 people were killed and 22 were injured while trespass2001. ing on railway property in Operation Lifesaver is a program about the that educates the public dangers associated with railway

ings. Also,

or if that wiU happen. there But regardless of whether or not our students to behave.

when

~

is

stiU need ^ rcu pub nnh event, event we stui a pohee presence at a CSI

-Hontc the CSI has

|:r“^d"r Mnd rest of the

world what

CS. wouid

-e

s—

to contend with

had

to^

the

has. Thank you of studehto Conestoga

on pub nights has ody lor showing the

mu CSI events programmer

^

-

CSI advertisement

-

began funded by in 198r, and is Jointly The Railway Association of Canada and Transport Canada.

crossings and trespassing.

we

Dan Di

A

administrator going on even more troubhng is a coUege of the arti And by the tone ““^t'artilost its liquor hcense. luld iweloome and understand" 11 the MSA puH Mohawk CoUege might not have a student He one more mistake like that and

Internet,

of are trying to spread the message said safety at all railway crossings, national director of the program,

by trains in four separate incidents accident on in Brantford. The last Nov. 16 was by far the worst.

at

order to get her place-

in

ment hours in, but says the placements do take an ernotional toll. It s very stressfuf and 1 ve come away crying from some shifts because of what 1 ve seen in these kids, she says. However, she adds. At the end of the day 1 love going back to work.

Bv JASON NOE

have been killed

raf

halfway

almost

Although

life

Mohawk Students Association Mohawk CoUege Ad^stration local

coUege and more than

a.

complete two

signs of abuse or mental illnesses like autism. So you ve got a kid

the night be a

pohee, the aZZ oftoouble with Hamiltonhhely Commission the Alcohol and Gaming

.

still

separate placements, which can be

done over the summer or during vacation time from work. The faculty (in the program) are great. They re really supportive and work really hard with the work-

treatment and assessment of children, such as how to recognize

recently but the

^

course are trained

Railway safety begins with public education

a good time at a pub night and always a delicate line between having nightmare.

in the

adviser from the student s program. On top of her on-field Job,

communicative and counselling skills and also

We're grateful to our students total

situations

to

interpersonal,

in

From the Sanctuary

[t's

for

Students

really

paid posi-

tion in the field for at least

had

I

debt, but also with a big decision

week while working

1

1

apply them to a liands-on work environment. This means that, attending school

a case of;

mation (from school and at home) and until was on the Job and had a kid call me some of the worst and he s 10 and he words know

have learned in-class and during their first-year placements and

out of university after a year and a half,

all

It

Offtcals aim to create safety-conscious attitudes toward railways, promote safe-driving skills, and

adherence to signs and warnings. The goal of the program is to

The public is not the only one impacted by railway collisions. Engineers and conductors are Just

What

the statistics the near misses or on close calls that train crews face

as traumatized.

do not a

tell, is all

daily basis.

have even quit

Some employees their Jobs

because

another they could not stand to hit tracks. the along person or car When a train hits a vehicle or person, in most cases

it

is

the train

crew that goes back to see if anyone is stilf alive. They are usually and m the first ones on the scene,

most cases, the person or persons been are already dead. There ha\'e instances where the person

was

hit

by

the train is

still

who

alive, but

only a small percentage. knows little I think the public of the ignorant are and trains about

that

is

Pohl. dangers, said engineer Don likecent per two a There is only in a lihood that you will sur\ ive Pohl car if you are hit by a train. is

an

Pacific,

engineer for Canadian and is also one of the co-

ordinators for Operation Lifesaver been an in Moose Jaw. He has

engineer for 26 years, and in that killed time has seen three people

by trains he was operating. Operation Lifesaver hopes

to

through educatime, urges same tion and at the people to use caution around trains.

reduce the

fatalities


Future Bv ANDREA SMITH she gently turns my hand my palm, chills run

As

around to read

down my she life.

is

spine as

wonder what

I

going to tell me about my people take it seriously,

Some

while others do it just for fun. A new continuing education course called basic palm reading will

be taught

March 15. The course to

4 p.m.

at

Conestoga on

will run from 10 a.m.

at the

Doon campus

for

Metaphysics in California. She has a masters degree in metaphysics and parapsychology. Ryan says she loves to meet and help people. I like it when I can

improve

years.

remember

where come from

a time

I can t couldn t read palms. I a family of psychic readers like my grandmother and my mom. I I

was taught at a young age. Ryan went to the University of

The shape and size of your fingers, thumb and hand will also tell you about your

Ryan

It can tell you things from your past, present and future. For instance, a palm can reveal things about your life, love, mar-

information.

riage, health, intellectual capabili-

and more.

You can discover a lot when readsomeone s hand, said Ryan.

to

family.

I

not always

There are many different

lines in a

palm in different areas that mean different things. Everything means it

is

depth, a loop or if there

the length,

is

a break in

them

like deaths in the

enjoy talking to them

about these things but trying instil in them that it is not an ending but a beginning and life goes on can to

be hard.

Ryan

ing

something whether

is

Sometimes people will have very traumatic, emotional things happen

will also teach tarot cards

the easy

way

at

Her biggest response

-

Conestoga on Feb.

Usually, for a reading that lasts a

usually

is

half an hour,

disbelief At a medical convention she once ran into a medical doctor who thought the reading was a

He wanted

trick.

life.

business

s

easy.

their lives.

A palm reading gives you general

ty, fate

may have, personality flaws and how many children you will have.

help

they' can

them where

tell

$45.

Sandra Ryan, a psychic reader and the course s teacher, has been in the palm-reading business for 30

the paim of yojur hand

is in

know how

to

she

to think that

That is a very simple part of it. You can really elaborate and discuss

was surprised

really

I

those issues.

he really thought that

She warns that if you choose to go into metaphysics or parapsychology, it is a lifetime commit-

it was a magician s trick. Most people come to her readings with an open mind and therefore she

ment.

negative

a

gotten

never

has

This

response.

15, for $45.

palm reader on the comer who buys a book on Saturday and hangs her shingle out on Sunday.

Ryan. The usual wow! How do you know this? Or, you don t even know

me!

what you have

into

People are usually (when they get a reading) that you can tell so much about them personally,

said

For example, a palm reader would be able to tell you your age, goals that will be attained, any talents you

response

is

dont

If people

really

The

Life Line

course your

People who get the education, like the people at Conestoga, who take courses, really put a lot of work

to say.

The -

indicates

will take.

life

the

emotions.

For

chains

begins on the side of your, palm that is under the index finger. It usually

A

curves around the thumb. clear,

smooth

healthy

deep,

line indicates a rich,

-

mind. A

career,

and Heart

line

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SPOKE, December

2,

2002

— Page 13

Local cinema offers an alternative By VALENTINA R APO PORT

design screams originality with

Tutt.

Now, with you ve just walked into

as though

It s

somebody cosy,

s

it

s

funky decorated home.

vibrant with colours and until

popcorn reach-

the smell of fresh-made es you, it

was

It s

circulating

Kitchener

—Waterloo

shows new

Monday to shown include

films

movie

low-budget films and documentaries.

a

it

theatre. Its the Princess s like

no other cinema

wouldn

we

t-even say

competi-

re in

any other theatre, said owner

movies

re

who graduated from

Laurier University

with

Wilfrid

business

a

degree, decided to open the theatre after

he developed a

sons,

said Tutt.

star-driven

love

alternative

for

The Princess

opened on Sept.

first

1

8,

St.

to

and classics, said

cultural films

LEACHMAN

W., in Waterloo, it

funky

it§

from other

probably

The to

Hollywood

latest trend in

write

children.

for

stories

is

According to the Web site, www.theage.com.au, a publisher will agree to work with celebrities if they are willing to do book signings and press conferences. In retuml the celebrity gets publicity

and an additional profession. Children s books have been written by familiar faces such as

comedian Jerry Seinfeld,

Julie

making

it

ished,

he

circular,

It s

it

s

not even five

inches in diameter,

it

plays music

has become one of the most widely used pieces of

via a laser,

consumer year

it s

it

and

electronics,

celebrating

its

this

20th birtht

day.

The history of the compact disc (CD) is not very long; in fact, many of the innovators are

still

active in

success that occurred after

The

78

vinyl

RPM

record was

in 1915, made the music industry aware that people were hungry for new types of musical formats. According to the

introduced

Web

site

www.audioforums.com,

scientists at

RCA

records devel-

oped a technique of putting pictures and images on CDs. Almost instantly, developers at Philips and Sony teamed up to create a universal disc that would hold audio. Although the Philips and

Sony collaboration ended before the product was actually massproduced in 1982, each company came on the market with their

own

separate idea.

The idea of a CD was radical and advanced in comparison to of the record or the cassette

that

e.

The coolest feature

read by a laser

laser!

-

is

that

yes indeed, a

The information starts on of the CD and spirals

the inside

Vliis

The cinema

Film

where

Festival

look too corporate and polsaid.

And

it

shows.

Its

he said,

Movie language films,

We show

the

most Canadian content

body you

do

of film than any other theatre around, he

in

said.

It s

Canadian

important for Canadians to see

Live folk, rock and jazz music shows

it

are also held at the cinema.

Adults pay $9, compared to S13.50

to

attract

According

offers,

prices are unbelievably

(who can buy year) pay $6.

to Tutt, alternative films are

important to a community.

a

hands

low. at

membership

for S8 a

Snack bar prices are also

reasonable and,

when compared

to other

category

includes optimistic plot lines and

encouraging messages for the read-

adult authors have experimented in

in late fall. John Lithgow (Third Rock from the

have put out quality material. She also says that they make good publicity plans and are respected by the close-knit circle of children s authors. Mangan predicts that Curtis s latest book will be

Sun) has also taken quite a pas-

the best-selling picture

director for Borders

Self-Esteem,

set to

is

hit

bookstores

sion to writing.

He

has written

three books in similar rhythmic style to popular children s author Dr. Seuss. He also gives live readings of his stories at his children s concerts across the United States.

an

In

on Diane

posted

article

www.theage.com.au,

children

s

book

er.

Additionally,

and Carl Hiaasen have both written books intended for preteens, while author Toni Morrison s latest book. The Book of Mean People is intended for ages 4 to 8. However, some bookstores are wary about celebrity authors. Celebrity books sometimes are being sold more to the parents, the gatekeepers of book purehases,

at

children s scene. written stories for

tributed to the

have

says David Gale, editorial direetor

Hop

of

series that

Schuster

and

Simon for Books

Scholastics (a publishing compa-

ny) Kip Kid Hip

best-selling

childrens books. Michael Chabon

Borders this year. Actors aren t the only ones putting pen to paper. Rappers LL Cool J and Doug E. Fresh have also con-

Both

some

Young

s

Readers

if original style, alterna-

maybe

it II

do

it

for

some-

re with.

the best

native films

way

to

impress a date,

to Tutt,

shown

many of the

at the

alter-

Princess often

leave a big impression on

its

audience

because of their stimulating content.

You

might

see

a

film

at

the

come but discussing it, adding, You take something

Princess and

he said,

with you.

books

at children's

Books and Music stores, says Lithgow and Curtis are two celebrities that

Mangan,

for you,

It s

for $4.75.

said Tutt.

pay $6 and members

Silvercity, seniors

long outdoor lineups.

it

get a small

and cheap popcorn just dont

According

films.

Although small, for the variety of films

appearances and film-related speakers.

seem

Nevertheless, tive films

a

Members can

posters are also sold for $5 each.

number of

shows

Canadian-produced films.

student-produced

Matlin (When Justice Fails), and filmmaker Spike Lee. Curtis Jamie Lee Actress (Halloween) has written five children s books. Her latest book, I m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little

popcorn prices range from

Silvercity

like to see their culture represent-

In addition to foreign

features a variety of dif-

Aspirations

September,

multiplex theatres,

the Princess also

ferent types of film festivals including

the

in

medium

bag and $4.75 for a large bag. At

ed.

inde-

on www.theage.com.au. However, he adds that successful children s books eventually have to appeal to kids because youngsters make very clear their likes and dislikes and it is children who build a base for an author s future books. division, in an article posted

A celebrity children s book is a bigger risk for a publisher than a book written by any other firsthe says. When (a book) comes from a celebrity, it actually sends up a red flag. Other authors resent it because the time author,

celebrities get press attention. Stores can be reluctant. But even wary, if it s a good book, if I

m

I 11

want

it.

disc celebrates 20th anniversary alone.

dent in their pocketbook, but in the end, nothing beats supporting their

high-broadband Internet connections have had a large effect on the music industry. Record labels are

today

were not evident in the sound quality of this new digital

faced with a more than 15 per cent

ate the value

distortion

music. Previously accepted formats of tapes and vinyl suddenly

became a thing of the past. No more fumbling around; jumping between tracks was made easy

creation of the

The

record-breaking

CD

for

profits

still

of owning an original

favourite

band simply by purchas-

ing an album at the local music store.

Fellowship

the

industry.

United States, while world sales

were close

The

are

die-hard fans that appreci-

led to

Ndt even 10 years after being on the scene, 288 million CDs were sold annually in the

music

Despite all the easy access in s technological society, there

It

Conestoga Christian

rewind features.

to $1 billion.

Bible

Study

versatile digital fonnat repre-

sented a wide range of possibilities for the music industry. Not long after its original creation,

develop-

were already expanding on it. Enhanced CDs served up a free interactive experience. Compatible

ers

both audio players as well as computers, they offered video clips, still pictures, interviews, in

discographies, lyrics and tons of other information that is invaluable to die-hard

these

new

music

fans. But,

features

expensive price

came

a

with

more

tag.

becoming a hard task to convince consumers to part with their

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Where:

1D03

interested or with questions. Enjoy the

For

all

It is

hard-earned paycheques,

when

the

a

copy of an album.

age of free music is exploding. The burners and endless options of

CD

may make

decline in sales in Canada, in 2002

towards the outer edge. Its revolutionary claims of being practically indestructible, programmable and skip-free appealed to the masses. Annoyances such as static and

thanks to the fast forward and

the industry.

the

limited

Andrews (The Sound of Music),

Compact Bv DIANA O’NEILL

t

However, the daily films are what avoid

deliberately

Marlee

They ve done makeup. They ve done perfume. They ve done diets and cookbooks. Some of them have even done grills. But now they re doing children s books.

hasn

of entertaining events.

Celebrities try their By LESLEY

seats, space

pendent theatre from providing a variety

multiplex cinemas.

We

The mandate of the Princess was

77

films are featured as well as director

Princess

$3 for a small bag, S3.75 for a

be

pop and small popcorn deal

only has one theatre and

it

into

at 6

to

would

Although

rea-

Created inside a heritage building

going

Popcorn prices range from

$4.25 to $6.

fit

at film festi-

offer smaller t

down-

prices, they are actually

right cheap.

adding. There are people out there that

don

They aren (movie) They re films that

we show

films

Those voices aren

voices.

he

foreign films,

heard

different

t

The

said.

combi-

show

to

nation of both bright and dark painted

1

vals.

985, showing the film Casablanca.

and

carpet

for

design alone separates

films.

circus-patterned

cinema

a necessary part of the fabric in a

It s

community

walls.

t

films.

a

old-

hanging on the

reels

that

have received awards

that

walls,

film

classic film posters covering a

films,

have received good reviews and films

and manager John Tutt. Tutt,

They

in

multiplex cinemas

tion with

show

the

in

alternative films

The

Sunday.

fashioned

area, the Princess

Canadian films, foreign language

the area.

1

own bi-monthly news-

you would have never guessed

Cinema and

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paper

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Life

Millions of Canadians suffer from migranes

Horoscope Week of December 2-8

By

MARCY CABRAL

ple of a

trial

drug that worked won-

to the bright

As you wake up

morning light, your eyes squint to

You slowly begin

stop the pain.

hurts. everything and Suddenly a throbbing pain begins to form on one side of your head. The pain is so intense you cant think about anything else, except of

move

course, your migraine. These symptoms affect

cases.

quickly, like Ibuprofen or liquid gel

major decision. Make sure you weigh both sides of the problem before you make up your mind. Luckiest day: December

One person can only do

thin.

much. Finish one project before you move onto the next. Luckiest day: December

Sagittarius

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May

November 22

20

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school this

don

t

upset you. Everything

will

work

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have some conflicts at week. Calm down and

You

will

let

it

your

coming

things are

life.

All of your recent hard

work is going to pay off. Enjoy the good times while they last.

itself out.

Luckiest day: December

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than others, so pay close attention to what s going on around you.

causing you stress. You will have to deal with each problem differently in order to make things Start

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mean you can

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have to

are going to

sure

all

accounts are in order. splurge on anything

unnecessary things.

of your

still

you don

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need right now. Luckiest day: December

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make you re-think events. Don t stress over

friend, will

sure

all

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recent

of

problems which you can

your fecent hard work you need a

t

Luckiest day: December

4.

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become even more

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is

a third-year

journalism

life

student

intense.

who has

studied

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he said, adding, most

migraines,

triggers are caffeine-related, such

the fact

medical professional you probably have a common headache.

just

stand up and take notice.

and a drastic drop in weather temperature are to

feine, stress

the

blame. I can control the amount of caffeine I have, but my stress levels and the weather are beyond my

Canadians and I don t think in the grand scheme of things that s a high enough number to make people I realize its severity, she said. mean cancer affects 30 million people and AIDS affects 50 million people. For that reason I just think there is an ignorance towards it and

no one wants

>

she said.

Shes

high price.

tried

and the Excedrin

Migraine, Super Strength Motrin, Tylenol, and Advil Migraine with-

However,

Hudson

says

pain

be matched to the patients individual needs because there is no universal pill that will relievers should

to look into

Although there

With the high cost of prescription Fraser has tried other medica-

million

three

affects

It

Fraser has been able to narrow down the triggers and believes caf-

out any success.

to her shoulder.

them migraines, but

unless you re diagnosed by a

as chocolate and coffee.

tion to alleviate the pain

new

it.

no word of any

is

treatments or advancements for

migraines, Fraser

remains opti-

still

mistic. like to

I

will be

hope there

a

mean, we can clone a sheep and you re telling me no one can figure out something swollen for to do blood vessels in your brain. I don t cure, she said, adding,

I

think so.

Conestoga student balances both school and sports DESCHAMPS

free to join,

ply your

At Conestoga College, students can have brain and brawn. Shawn Lester, 20, is one of these people. He is one of many students who partake in one of the free intramural sports offered through the recreation centre. I

started

hockey

last year,

it

lot,

so

and I

1

am

again this year.

is one of the coaches of the team and plays defence. Intramural sports are different from varsity spots, because instead of playing teams from other colleges, you are playing your friends and anyone else who signs up. Lester plays on the team with his twin brother

Lester

RECOGIIIZE THE

diagnosing their headaches and

However, Fraser believes there

pills,

She went back to the doctor and explained what was happening and he then diagnosed her with common migraines. He gave her a sam-

word

the

is

used too often and interchangeably. Some people are self-

simply arent enough people with the illness for the government to

control,

said.

on the

problem is

can alleviate

it

eye, go

doing 6.

WHEN YOU

start

pin-

no

according to Hudson, the

calling

you

is

the severity and frequency of the

point the problem

right side of her

liked the experience a

years'.

things get out of hand.

day

If

there

cure.

migraine

Triggers are the important link in

5.

Virgo August 23 September 23

in a

had 14 of them, she

By KATHLEEN

Luckiest day: December

down

The headaches would

move down

comprehend why

to

solve.

break.

will

I

diagnosed with these severe forms of headaches, it s hard for someone

is,

unsatisfied.

started writing

have them there is a good it will be passed

if parents

biggest

Pharmacy

preventing migraines.

said.

are hereditary and genetic so

along to their children. With so many Canadians being

finding the triggers.

Wellness

The doctors told her she had chronic sinusitis and attributed the headaches to that diagnosis, but she

then

Don t

is

Hudson

family history,

a

probability that

Phil Hudson,

998 with common migraines after enduring severe and frequent headaches for several years. Common migraines offer no warning signs and often leave you feel-

I

migraine pain has started. Most people with migraines have

diagnosed with migraines, but the

ing signs for the sufferer.

was

most pain relievers is that they will only begin to work once the

They

pharmacist at Beechwood

Stephanie Fraser, a 27-year-old migraine sufferer, was diagnosed in

The problem with

caps, he said.

But,

bed for two or three days opposed to the cluster variety, which happen more frequently and offer no warn-

period,

June 22

at

the migranes.”

planner when I had one (a migraine) and it turned out that in a three-week

better.

pharmacist

Hudson,

migraine occurs occasionally and is so strong that most people are stuck

.

Many new events will be starting. Some will be more memorable

when 1 wake up

because

you pinpoint the problem it can alleviate the severity and frequency of

ing nauseous.

January 19

mmM..

so

“If

1

Luckiest day: December

pills,

Beechwood Wellness Pharmacy, believes more people *are being key

in

into

24

not as bad, she said.

Phil

Migraine Canada (www.migraine canada.com), with three women suffering for every one man. There are three different

to sleep

it s

than three million Canadians each year, according to statistics from

3.

2.

Taurus April 20

so

go

more

for everyone.

she only uses those in extreme

for

Most of the time I go into a dark room with a really cold cloth over my face and eyes and I just try and

to

work

In an over-the-counter drug you want something that will dissolve

$300

ders, but cost

medical attention if vou have any of Uiese symptoms.

Shane.

most boys dream of strapping on the skates and scoring the winning goal. However, many leagues end up strapping you of cash. Intramural sports are In Canada,

you

just

need

give

a deposit. is $200, paying for the rental of the jersey and if you get in any fights. That s a big nono. If at the end of the season both your jersey and your record

Lester.

are clean,

You

re

you receive the money

is

to

25 hours a week.

He

also does a co-op placement every

Friday

at

Kitchener.

Sunbeam Lodge in He said that hockey

helps him with this as well, because it can be a great stress reliever.

Sometimes students do not join sports

He

doing home-

in either school or

work up

back.

Some

second year of

in his

recreation and leisure services. is

In hockey, the deposit

said

Lester

to sup-

own equipment and

because of

I

my

get full

tensed

up

schedule, but it

because

stress

by play-

through the school because they think it will be too much of a com-

being on the ice relieves

mitment. To play hockey though, you only need to put one hour a

ing.

week

mend intramural sports to any student who wants to have some fun.

aside.

There is one weekly game, and you can spend as many hours as you wish practising on your own. I can definitely handle this and school at the same time, said Lester. The games are usually

have plengo home after and do

early in the evening, so

of time to any homework.

ty

I

I

get to get rid

of my

Lester said that he

It s

a

would recom-

good chance

to

get to

know other people who have something in

common

with you,

he

said.

Not only does it help you geji j it helps you meet people ib

shape,

get a beer with after the game, and that

s

the best part.


Sports

SPOKE, December

2,

2002

— Page 15

Condors shut out Knights By NICK HORTON The men

hockey team took the Fleming Knights to town and then some Nov. 20. The Condors showed poise and precision passing in pounding the s

penalties to Fleming s four, Conestoga s defence stood strong and killed off each one.

Sanford

Sir

Knights for score of the

goalie

Jeff

1

2 goals.

The

final

game was 2-0, with Young posting the 1

Our

was

have two really good

third

and fourth

contributed this

more

pleased.

We

were playing very solid in our own end this game and had the defence contribute in scoring, said defence coach and former captain Adam In a

league that

game

line

to allow

really

a

when you

is

fairly

high

coach Greg Rickwood.

Young closed

the door

on 20

shots to record his second shutout

of the season. Even though the Condors took

1

Baseball By JAMES DOYLE

expect our defence to step up

the plate each night and achieve that goal, and tonight they did, Johnston. said to

Conestoga knew the Knights, who sit in last place overall, weren t a strong team and wanted to take advantage of it. We knew they

is

Major

for

League

we

could run the score up,

said Johnston.

The Condors have being trying to improve their forechecking and combine it with a solid defensive effort

in

the

other end,

both in

of the

shutout over Fleming.

With our strong forecheck and we were able to exploit their offence and create scoring opportunities, said Rickwood. Conestoga had eight different players score, including forward Ryan Ferguson who netted his first two goals of the season. Captain Andrew McDermott and Brent defence,

MacDennid two goals

also contributed with

apiece.

missing the mark Not only

Soccer teams play against teams of equal

time

no more than three goals

game. 1

going,

which were executed well

Johnston.

lines.

have more than one line scoring, you re going to succeed, said head

It s

a lot

scoring, Conestoga has set a goal

shutout.

We

1

were struggling offensively. If we got on top of them early and kept

skill.

European soccer leagues

consist of three

or four separate

will this level the playing

in baseball,

field

door

will

it

open the

more expansion. The

for

leagues. The Premier league is where you put the Yankees and

biggest complaint about expansion

getting out of

Braves to fight among themselves.

But, this expansion will not water

and the power lies with a few teams. The New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves are teams who

Then under them you put the middle-of-the pack teams. The winner

anything down, because these teams

Baseball to take a page from the

world of soccer. Baseball spending

is

control,

They

are playoff peren-

never

lose.

nials,

never giving other teams a

chance to compete. So

how do you

of the second division can now move up into the Premier league, with the last place team moving

down

to take their spot.

The same

is

it

will

down

waters

the competition.

be playing against each other.

So the problem spending

is

still

is solved. Overrampant and the

put to

rest.

wake

goes with the small market teams.

league will

European football leagues do not have one league like we are used to in North America.

This

European coffee and make the necessary changes to restore the game

to soccer.

allows

the

cash-strapped

Expos and Brewers

to

compete

against teams in a similar position.

to

America

Let the

But maybe someday the

solve the problem?

Look

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

contraction issue has not yet been

s

up,

smell

ball

while playing ping-pong

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