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leaf

By SHANNON MCBRIDE

140 stores

Canadians and

One

identity.

could easily argue that patriotism

in

designer of the year and manufac-

of Canada. But what is it measures that pride for the maple leaf? It could be just that, the growing

also dress Canadian athletes in the

popularity of the maple leaf itself. In

popularity of these Canadian items

an

could be just a trend, or

trait

Summer Games

that

ice.

34th Year

— No. 2

Canada

the shelves’

‘flying off

of 2004 in Athens,

Greece.

The overwhelming success and

Kitchener-Waterloo Peter Kautsky,

year,

last

snow and

million.

turer of the year in 2002. Roots will

article in the

the

Canada, Roots’ annu-

is

Record

in

it

is

slowly becoming a more recognizable

of roughing

estimated at $250 The Olympic apparel won Roots Canada two awards for

revenues

al

their attempts to

common

a

realize

help you master

demand was unprecedented. With

Last year was an interesting one for

skill

will

Conestoga College, Kitchener

Patriotism growing in Maple

list.

9

2003

13,

the

and Whitney

Winter camping

exciting nightlife.

TRAVEL

Monday, January

Justin, Britney

many

Banff offer

and

tabloid stories of 2002

Eminem,

a

of Hometex Flags and Banner Corp. in Kitchener, said flag sales are on the rise. A sales clerk at the Great Canadian Dollar store in Kitchener agreed that Canadian sou-

owner

telltale

ism

is

many

year.

could be

growing.

The maple ly

it

sign that Canadian patriotleaf has

shone bright-

other times over the last

Coincidentally,

several

of

these occasions were also at the

Olympics. The pride and partying

venirs are quite popular.

“We

have a display of all our Canadian items and we can’t keep

them stocked,” said

the sales clerk

Despite Canada’s attempts to differentiate itself from the U.S., Canadians’ support for

who would

not release her name. products just fly off the

“The

shelves.”

The rack at the discount store includes postcards, flags, mugs, pins, pens, pencils, trays,

Canadian Roots Canada

so envied

and

athletes

the

their

gear in 1998 that a deal was signed

between Roots and the American Olympic Committee that saw the Canadian company dressing up

American

well

as

athletes

as

Canadians and British athletes lage

in

The Olympic vilRoots store site became well

Lake

Salt

known

City.

for

its

rise. (Photo by Shannon McBride)

promotional

Canadian products over the last year have not gone unnoticed by the rest of the ^orld. U.S. Olympic athletes

may be on

Americans

magnets

the

and much more. of other Sales

lines

the

outside

doors of up to 75 people. Cofounder Michael Budman said the

in

the

of many Canadian followed the victories of

streets

cities that

both the men’s and women’s Canadian hockey teams was a gathering of the country that has been

seldom seen before. News reports stated that the men’s game was the most watched television program in Canadian history. Often Canada has been recognized as a country

much

like the

U.S. Similar fashion, film, media, government and many other aspects of Canadian culture have

been compared to those of the U.S.

Canadian products such as those pictured above can be purchased at most dollar in patriotism. the sale of flags and other Canadian items may indicate an increase In

the

become

past,

Canadians

have

defensive, feeling the need

to define

themselves by

Canada

that

the parts of

are unlike the U.S.

Peacekeeping rather than war mongering, saving the earth through ratification

and

Canadians’ support for Americans the rise. According to a

may be on

massive international poll that measured the popularity of the U.S. in many different countries around the world,

Americans are losing the

of the Kyoto protocol

support of

many

countries’ citizens.

keep

Since the completed

last

comparable poll

going into debt just to

public health care have been seen

by Canadians as the best ways

to

remain un-American. But despite Canada’s attempts to differentiate itself from the U.S.,

in 1997, support for the U.S. has deteriorated significantly. Italy, Russia, Britain and Pakistan

rank highest that

have

among

most respect

lost the

D.

VANDEVEN

Deadline

you are dedicated, hard-working and like a challenge, then a

for applications is Jan.

the job for you. It is

that

time of year again

when

Residence

and

Conference Centre is hiring dent advisers for 2003-2004.

resi-

Conestoga

the

The deadline for

to

apply

is

20

one of about eight adviser posi-

tions. If

you receive an interview, the

process will

include

a

personal

interview with a board of inter-

viewers. tions.

Conference Centre, the applicants that stand out will be ones who are outgoing, have team skills, and

Another consideration when

two role-playing

and

if

required,

situa-

a second

intu||aew with the board and a fii^Plit group interview.

residence So,

hir-

"previous participation in

is

life.”

what

adviser

all

is

Blais said.

being a resident

about?

information outline from the residence life department said being an adviser is about "commitment. dedication, challenges

An

But Canada

is

an

exception.

Canadians’ images of the U.S. are better than a few years ago.

Support for the U.S. among Canadians has increased from 62 per cent to 7 1 per cent. indicate could This

that

Canadians’ images of themselves might not be so dependent on anti-

American sentiment anymore. might just mean that Canada gaining a

little

It

is

self-confidence.

holding floor meetings and enforcing rules and regula-

and hard work." as well as, “helping. caring, feeling and believing."

Advisers should believe they can help students and pro^ ide a "listening ear and a caring heart."

They

are responsible for the safe-

ty and security of the students dur-

two shifts per week. These shifts- are 12 hours in

ing

Her advice

who

to students

are

with seven of the hours being on duty, and the rest just oncall if needed. Resident adviser Debbie Brock,

thinking about the position, be tough in the beginning,

her second year of livwho ing in residence, but in her first as an ad\’iser. said she took the posi-

people as you can. Her co-worker, resident adviser Mike Tateishi. said he decided to

because she wanted to help people and she wanted to bring her ideas to events and to the res-

take the job because he thought it would be interesting, and he didn't

is in

are able to deal with stressful

situations.

ing

the United States.

events,

20

length,

According to assistant general manager Genevieve Blais, of and Residence Conestoga

who

Jan.

rise in

tions.

If

resident adviser position could be

for

A

for advisers

Conestoga residence looking By KATE

those countries

stores.

tion

the job fun

have

to

This

idence.

go is

and

to

far to

meet as

is

to

make many

work.

also Tateishi's

first

year

his advice to

in the position

and

being a "middleman between the students and the man-

students

look into the job

agement."

really consists of.

Brock adviser

She

being

said

a

resident

is

also

said

responsibilities

some of

the

include planning

is

to

before you apply and

He

know what

said "it's a really

good ."

but

it's

not for everybody

it

job,


— SPOKE, January

Page 2

News

2003

13,

cabs Drive-by pet grooming discourage theft available in Brantford

Cameras them

see

all

in

Ross Hollinger, general man-

By AIMEE WILSON You

over the streets

ager at Kitchener City Cabs and an occasional driver, believes it

of Waterloo Region. They work through rush hour, gridlock,

should not be mandatory to have

alleyways and highways to transport people from destination to

each vehicle.

destination at

hours of the day.

all

Dec.

2001, Toronto city

1,

security

feasible,”

said

it

more

They’re cab drivers.

On

council passed a bylaw mandat-

cameras installed

in

don’t think

it’s

“I

said

Carol Whittaker thinks that dogs are

who

Hollinger

more comfortable

house.

camera.

That

install

a

Kitchener City Cabs uses a system security ferent

Quicksilver Groomobile and drives

that

to the

the scene in a five-to-10 second

less of a

response time. David Furtado had been driving

own

own

their

“It’s

cameras

in

cabs.

a preventive measure,”

said Michelle Freele, an office

manager

Waterloo

for

Taxi.

“These days, it’s fairly dangerous (being a taxi driver),” Freele

who

said,

believes security

eras should

cam-

become mandatory

Waterloo Region. On Nov. 30, 2002, The Kitchener- Waterloo Record pubabout John story a lished Pitchford, a driver for Waterloo Taxi who had been attacked by in

17

driving

Having a cam-

era installed in the vehicle cap-

later

brought to court.

They

it

may

when

take

they

them

six

I

find that very

(time-consuming).

it is

different if

It’s

you have a secretary or

something.” (Photo by Jason Middleton).

Carol Whittaker believes her

grooming business to both the

is

beneficial

animals and her

customers. She has a clientele of

Not only does Whittaker groom dogs for a living she also breeds Russian wolfhounds. She’s raised two

litters in five

years.

The weirdest request she’s ever been asked to do was give a dog a Mohawk, but Whittaker said no,

total

about 160 people.

hours or until the next day before

me

they decide to calm down.”

people in Burlington, where she

“because That’s a reflection of

“I can read them now. After grooming 8,000 dogs I can read

used to work before she moved to

and I can’t do that.” People are always asking her what she does because they see the van and are curious. “You can’t sit there and enjoy your coffee or doughnut because

dogs very well,” says Whittaker while talking in the cutting room of her boyfriend’s butcher shop. For the past three years Whittaker

that

A message

are stressed and

come home

only two of the various assaults

Region.

while

person

about get-

all

time.

time-consuming with having my dogs and livestock. Just for one

is

Whittaker, 31, says that in the conventional setting, dogs “are sitting in a cage all day in a shop.

just described are

who was

to Stratford.

time

ting a haircut.”

According to an article in the Nov. 5, 2002 issue of the Toronto Star, cab crime has been reduced by more than 50 per cent since the Toronto bylaw mandating the installation of security cameras or

tured a picture of one of the teens

teenagers

them

and they’ve forgotten

vehicle.

GPS. The crimes

everything else.

will stare at their

their recovery

is

“Trying to work, come home, do your phone calls and take care of

quick, they’ll walk into their house

stab

have occurred in Waterloo Region in recent years. Maybe the handful of drivers who have installed the security cameras in their cars will initiate a trend and deter cab crime in Waterloo

three

house and

wounds and no longer drives a taxi. There was no camera in the

a

issue she faces

feels she has

surroundings.

“They (dogs)

Cabs for just a month when he was attacked by two men at Chicopee Ski Club in Furtado received

She

chance of getting bit by a dog she’s grooming if it is in its

for Kitchener City

1999.

her.

expand the

to

business, but she says the biggest

dogs rather than having them

allows other drivers to arrive at

passed a similar bylaw but some cab drivers have taken the initia-

have a tub.” There are no plans

her

takes

she

you they have their hose hooked up and I’ll say, no, no I tell

a

own

dif-

cameras or a global positioning system (GPS) in each of the

estimated 3,800 licensed cabs in Toronto. Waterloo Region has not

why

is

ing the installation of either digital

getting

haircut in the driveway of their

costs around $1,000 or to

“A lot of people wonder if you’re going to bath the dog and then you’ll get there and they will

By JASON MIDDLETON

brought to

tive to install security

*

has been providing Brantford and area with the luxury of driveway pet grooming. She’s

groomed dogs,

and rabbits. She already has a steady clientele of 100 people in Brantford and 60

cats

Brantford.

Along

with

her

sidekick,

a

Czechoslovakian German shepherd, Whittaker comes to your driveway and does a complete haircut of your pet.

She takes care of everything from shampooing and trimming to blow-drying all from the comfort of her 1984 Dodge half-ton

people are always coming to the van.”

Although her service costs a little most people find it worth it. A driveway grooming of a small dog is $45 per visit.

- extra,

van.

from Conestoga Students Incorporated it

Dear Students

On

of

behalf of Conestoga Students Incorporated,

enced a delay

in receiving their

This year due to

We

Conestoga College,

many

factors,

I

would

like to

apologize to everyone

who opted

out of the student drug plan and experi-

refund cheque.

we have experienced

a lengthy delay

in

administering the cheques to

some

everyone know that we are currently working on improving the way that the health plan be implementing new systems to reduce the chances of delays like this occurring again.

want

to let

is

students.

administered, and

we

are going to

If you have opted out of the health plan and paid your fees in full, and you still have not received your refund cheque, please contact us at 748-5131 or come down to the CSI office located at the Doon Campus in the Sanctuary. We will do everything we can to get your refund to you as soon as possible.

Thank you

for

your patience and understanding.

CONESTOGA

Sincerely,

ST U DEN T S

Jon Olinski President,

Conestoga Students Incorporated

INC


.

Feature

SPOKE, January

— Page 3

2003

13,

Beating the

SAD season By CARLA

SANDHAM

and

visit their

starting

Many Canadians

are like

Canada

geese.

able.

midst of winter, numerous Canadians would opt to head south to escape the dreary winter days.

SAD

the

But,

some

for

people, such as

Sara Free, a career services officer at

Conestoga, winter

is

an exciting

and beautiful season.

According

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

The

trucks

were put

Toronto area being

to

James

Dick Construction

work the next day as a snowstorm

some

of the places hardest hit

Hamilton on Jan.

lot in

Ontario, with Hamilton

hit

by snowfall

of

up

to

1

and the Greater

30 centimetres.

Kings of the road DZ

a It’s

The

January.

true

winter

a requirement with his job.

When you awake to that early-morning sound of snowplows scraping the ground you know there s been a snowstorm. While nine-to-five workers weather has begun.

the spread rate for salting.

A DZ

your D licence with a Z air-brake endorsement. According to the Ministry of

trucks and tractor trailers, meet vision standards and provide a satisfactory medical certificate upon application. In order to air-brake endorse-

We

are

in

They

all

she said, adding she

company

re

located

Jane Epp, a registered massage from Kitchener- Waterloo,

administers a similar therapy using

what she calls the RainbowRemedy. The treatment is a

Seasonal

Affective

(SAD). The

illness,

Disorder

healthy blast of full-spectrum light

with controlled, optional doses of

safety,

mechanics and safe use of

air

Clair College in

Plowing snow can be hard work. Ogilvie plows the golden-horseincludes which area shoe Highway 403 through Hamilton,

Way (QEW)

QEW

In a typical day of work Ogilvie does a lot of snowplowing. One can take about 45 way of the

“Like animals,

When

they plow the

QEW,

plows run back back across the road. This is plowing. echelon called According to the Ministry of

Web

site,

it

is

covered, Ogilvie and his team are

them. A.

called

when

the

wind roll is created snow rolls off the plow. depending on

When the patrolman decides he wants plows, he said, from the

Sometimes, amount of snow,

time he makes that call there is only a 30-minute lenience until the time the trucks have to be on the

to three feet deep.

road.

Ogilvie said

if the

on the road within

trucks are not

that

time there

is

a fi^. If the roads are slipper}' as

w^Kis snow

covered then the plows are followed by salt trucks. Ill

order to drive either a

salt

Feelings

T Allow

plenty of room

of depression,

passing a snowplow.

Do

not cut

back into the lane ahead of the

this

the

can be two

When

cars try

(wind roll), they wipe out and then what are we suppose to do? he said.

to pass, they get in the

We

re in a truck

bearing

down

on them. The biggest problem with this is, if the person were to

wipe

out, they could potentially

get hit

by

a ditch.

a

plow and pushed

into

Vaillancourt,

Kitchener Centre

of Mental Health Fluorescent lamps can also be pur-

chased

at

some pharmacies.

Traditional antidepressant drugs

can be prescribed, but SADA states they do not cure all SAD symptoms and should be used with light therapy.

Research collected by Grande at the mental health centre suggests those with milder symptoms of the winter blahs should spend more time outdoors during the day. One study found that a 60-minute walk in winter sunlight

two and

a

was

as effective

half hours

under

bright artificial light.

of Oldham, 22, Melissa Cambridge, who was skating at Kitchener City Hall with some friends, said she beats the winter

cide.

sonal activities.

Peer counsellors at the college said they encourage everyone suspected of having the disorder to talk to them

when

anxiety and a decreased interest in sex and social activities also coin-

spring.

Transportation decides the roads are becoming too slippery or snow

in.

fatigue.

snowplow.

extremely dangerous to pass either between or around these snowplows because of whiteout conditions and the ridge of snow being passed between plows. Ogilvie said they have problems with cars trying to cut in between

patrolman hired by the Ministry of

waking, cravings for sugary and starchy foods, mood changes and

vision ahead before passing a

blahs by taking ad\ antage of seaI try and remember how much I enjoyed winter as a kid and do the things that made it fun then. While the seasons cannot be

changed, Vaillancourt said, people s attitudes towards the dark, cold Canadian winters can be.

the blade

Transportation

Christmas. His snowplow team has been on call since Dec. 15. When a

difficulties

include

work

left.

Marcel

as

Symptoms

sure you have clear

be able to break them real quick. According to Ogilvie, this can be at

to

have another four to five hours of

T Make

extends several feet ahead of the

inconvenient

begin

hours

ed vehicles.

plow too quickly since

especially

November,

as early as

daylight

roads are completely clear of snow, so when a storm ends they still

to

day.

start

when

Another sign someone may have SAD is if full remission from depression occurs during the

for example, six

a-

avoid the cold. The worst times for SAD sufferers occur this month and next, but

a safe distance behind

seven days a week. You can t really make any plans. Ogilvie said. If you do make plans, you have to

24 hours

are active. But, in the winter they stop going out for pleasure both during the day and evenings to

roads with snowplows T Stay

the wintertime.

disor-

Marcel Vaillancourt, co-ordinator of the mental health day treatment program, also said SAD is related to a person s attitude. Like animals, many people hibernate in the wintertime, he said. When the weather is warm people get out of their homes and

Tips for sharing

stop or pull over to avoid strand-

t

traffic.

call

mood

many

people hibernate in

related to seasonal variations of

can

stop plowing until the

team doesn

and cold.

on

a

the

light.

plow unless it is absolutely necessary. Snowplows should be treated the sain?^ as emergency response vehicles. Ogilvie has a few words of advice for when you come upon a plow. The best place to be is behind the plows and not between them or in front of them.

the snowplows. During snowplowing operations visibility can be reduced by blowing snow. Operators may need to

QEW

through Niagara and the Burlington. The days can be long re

is

drivers should not pass a

minutes, so hypothetically you could probably snowplow it 20 times in a snowstorm, he said. His

According to Ogilvie,, the worst part of his job is dealing with the

You

is

decrease.

bfdkes.

for

SAD

and ultra-violet beams harmful radiation).

infrared

(minus

der associated with depression and

Ont., in order to maintain winter

plastic screen

However, there are approximately 750,000 Canadians who suffer from the winter blahs, or an even worse condition known as

Health, said

Brockville,

in

and shield with a

therapist

Sue Grande, resource administraMental

on the same radio as us, Ogilvie said. We have no problem calling the police if someone is causing trouble. According to a winter driving Web site endorsed by a marketing time.

to

A bank of white

fluorescent lights on a metal reflector

tor at Kitchener Centre for

the

light

up

in

loves outdoor winter sports.

with the

contact

Ontario Provincial Police

from the

(SADA),

are used to relieve sufferers.

which subsides during the spring and summer, is caused by a lack of sunlight which

ment you must pass an exam which tests your knowledge of the

mean

Windsor.

the

Z

acquire the

eight years prior to that and took

Elizabeth

at least

8 years old, have a valid Ontario licence or higher, pass a test of operating knowledge of large

two years, since moving to He lived in the Hamilton.

Queen

you must be

licence

1

past

St.

is

G

plowing machine. Ogilvie has been working for James Dick Construction for the

general arts at

D

a

ready-mix cement truck, but when the winter months roll around he

area

licence

Transportation, in order to acquire

snow, snowplow drivers like Steve Ogilvie have already begun their day of work. Ogilvie, who lives in Hamilton, works for James Dick Construction which is based in Caledon, Ont. lii the summer months he drives a

trades in his mixer for a lean

Every

year his company provides a training course to learn such things as

groan about cleaning their vehicles and children hurry to play in the

Windsor-Leamington

snowplow you must have licence. Ogilvie s licence was

truck or a

to information

Association

85 per cent of cases.

affects people s biological clocks.

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

has been diagnosed,

therapy has proven effective

The snow makes everything look alive,

Several snowplows stand ready for action at a

SAD

Once

several treatment options are avail-

offered a free airplane ticket in

If

family doctors before

any treatment.

CLASSIFIEDS

tnick.

T Move

away from the of the pavement when meeting a snowplow on a two-lane road since blowing far

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obscured blowing snow.

pletely

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Page 4

— SPOKE, January

13,

Commentary

2003

AS '/OU CAN CLEARLY SEE, OUR CLAIM TO HAVING CREATED A CLONE

Canada should wait for proof A war in Iraq is almost The Pentagon says that

inevitable at this point.

HOAX!

60,000 U.S. troops are already stationed in the Persian Gulf region and 25,000 more were set to be deployed last week. Another 50,000 will likely at least

them by the middle of February. But what does all of this mean for Canada? Prime Minister

join

Jean Chretien says he will only send Canadian troops to Iraq he sees proof that there is a link between Iraq and terrorist

if

groups. ^

sent in weapons inspectors months ago examination of Iraq and to see if the thorough a to complete Saddam Hussein government really does possess weapons of

The United Nations

mass

destruction.

on their findings on says the U.S. Bush W. George 27, but U.S. President

The weapons inspectors Jan.

are to report

already has proof that Iraq has this weaponry. This gives him the supposed right to send in his thousands of troops in an

down Hussein. There’s only one catch. Bush isn’t letting anyone in on his evidence. He says he’ll let everyone in on his secret after effort to take

lOslAID

American troops begin their attack. How does Bush expect to gain the support of countries with weaker militaries, like Canada, without showing them what he has against Iraq? despite our constant obligation to stand by our mightier friends to the south, we shouldn’t be fighting this war

The

truth

is,

we know it is ours to fight. there are weapons in Iraq capable of destroying indeed If continents, then Canada should abandon its peacekeeping role and fight for survival. We would have just as much responsibil-

until

ity to

do so as any other country under possible until there is

destroy part of what

makes Canada

as great as

resolutions don’t start on Jan. 1

we

keep

for

more than a

day.

Within the

24

hours' of

2003

Canadians have been known as peacekeepers around the world for several decades. Since 9/1 1 and the mission to Afghanistan, Canada has lost some of the respect that came from our peacekeeping reputation. Many innocent civilians were killed in Afghanistan along with four of our own men, all in an attempt to find and kill Osama bin Laden and his A1 Qaeda network. No one knows where bin Laden is and there is no official count of how many

broke my resolution. I vowed to myself at midnight I would cut down on sweets, sugars and salts.

A1 Qaeda members were killed. Now we are supposed to take our tainted reputation a little further by essentially going after one man again. Where is the reassurance that there won’t be a repeat of what happened in Afghanistan? Why should we take the chance of depleting our armed forces even more if we don’t even know

Oops, resolution broken. But, that

our war to fight? What good is Bush’s alleged proof after an attack on Iraq? Canada needs the information now if we are expected to make

will

Carrie

first

alistic

me

and impossible for

By 4

accomplish.

1,

found myself on the couch with a

box of chocolates on

my

wasn’t the only resolution I

also said

out. Well,

of a

gym

on a

would

I I

start

I

broke,

working

haven’t seen the inside

yet and

haven’t stepped

I

treadmill.

my clothes to fit like On New Year’s Eve I went to put on my dress and I

also

want

they did a year ago.

was a

any more sacrifices. Canadian troops should not be expected to commit to war in vain. They deserve proof before they put their lives on the line

discovered

for their country.

and noticed the size of

Then

it

I tried

gundy

skirt

little

too

tight.

on a nice sparkly burwith a black tank top

handles. Turns out

I

my

have a

love lot

of

me have

and chicken

fries

Despite these resolutions being healthy lifestyle choices,

fit

I

reluc-

it

mean and

So,

do

will

think about that

I

when

I

that is

see her.

what I

I

I

am

for

tell

me

I

know

I

sucks to

it

me

in

so.

going to shape up and

myself

underway,

in spite of her.

I

am

still

is

already

going to

attempt to live a healthier lifestyle.

I

I

might not cut out

need

admit

all

to stay sane, but

the sugars I

maybe

lit-

don’t think

lates

am fat by any stretch of the imagination. I am five feet eight inches tall

gym and

not leave the box of choco-

out

when

This year

I

I

might

check out the inside of a

could definitely stand to shed a

for bikini season, but

realization

Although the new year

few pounds and maybe tone up a tle

it

still, I

eating patterns are not

the face to

One of my so-called friends made a comment about me being fat a few still

my

But

have a friend verbally slap

It’s

always remember about them.

months ago and

lot easier to

fingers.

need to wise up, but

only takes one per-

one thing you

a

completely healthy and

main motiva-

son to say something that is the

that

came from

someone’s harsh comments. funny how

it’s

am not overweight. I have come to the

love to give.

tantly admit that the

I

grab a slice of pizza or have french

Opinion

tion for getting

lap.

I

admit instead of having a piece

etables for dinner,

to

p.m. on Jan.

to

college

of chicken and steaming some veg-

Hoto

I

Well, unfortunately, that was unre-

I started

packed on a few extra pounds and

have yet to

I

Since

isn’t fat.

attain this goal.

it is.

if this is

and about 145 pounds, which

my life I would like my New Year’s resolution

For once in to

threat.

proof that a threat exists against Canada, answer the American call. It would cannot and not should

But

New Year’s

I

watch movies.

my New Year’s

tion is going to start

resolu-

on Jan.

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SPOKE, January

2003

13,

— Page 5

Side effects of piercing could be ugly By NICOLE CHILDS

causing unnecessary scarring, pain and other complications.

Sitting calmly in a chair she waited for the piercer to make the mark

on her skin where a tiny jewel would rest in her nose. She held her breath and closed her eyes awaiting the sharp Jabbing of the stud pushing through her flesh.

As he

put the piercing

gun

close to her face he explained what

the

trigger

of the piercing or infection. In Cleaves’ case, the ear-piercing

or

take

stud in her nose didn’t have a long

He

bacteria traps.”

on

lightly

As

either side of her nostril.

it

adds,

“Guns

known

are

after

Piercers say that piercings with a

“You have

remove the stud. She was also informed that the method used to pierce her nose was incorrect and in the words of the piercer, “should be illegal.” With some effort. Cleaves promptly removed the stud from her nose and began the slow process of healing, hoping all the while that the trauma caused to her nose would not leave a scar.

Most of those interviewed didn’t was a governing body

Jesse Villemaire, a piercing tech-

Body Art

to

in

feel

it

say run,” said Villemaire.

opposed

to the

gun because

autoclave, and can spread viruses

He

says that because guns pierce

you with the jewelry instead of the needle they can cause a lot of swelling.

glides through the skin

With a gun you are piercing the nose with a blunt object causing easily.

He

are pierc-

ing the nose with a blunt

He

object causing a lot of swelling.”

ing

Body Art

tattoo salons,

hair salons offer nose

tilage piercing

Jesse Villemaire,

Eternal

also disagrees with the fact that

many

which provide

how

and car-

without really know-

to pierce properly.

“That’s

the sad thing, you can basically put on a jacket and say you’re a piercer and there you go,” said Villemaire. The Eternal Body Art studio on

Street in Preston, offers nose

piercing with a needle, use single-

King

use needles and any tools that come close to the skin are put into a ster-

piercing for around $40, whereas

ilization device called

an autoclave,

which also uses heat tools and kill bacteria.

to clean the

the only effective

way

to kill

A

be put into an autoclave because it’s made of plastic and will melt. Therefore the gun can only be sanitized. not sterilized.

also causes

to the- ear than pierc-

studs used in the gun are

designed for ear lobes and have a duller end. When pushed through it

little

who

Dan,

is

as $10.

also

known as Spider last name used,

is the owner of the Exotic Skin Shop 'on King Street in Kitchener. Spider

can tear through the skin

with

agrees

Villemaire

He

advises his clients to

sure they get

it

adding. "They stick that stud in

and there’s not enough room and you end up with

for cleaning

an infection.” Frank Cherri

is

an employee

least

down

the establish-

Inc.

ouigoing, enthusiastic individuals, like to

be trained

make $8-$20/hour

part-time.

Call Brian Wall

241-4404

changes are

made.

the speed of the procedure, he finds

be

licensed through

the

have city

to

be

“The old method was

to get an ice

the nose.

Romano.

and are

inspected.

McDermott

said,

“You can only use

You have

to use the proper

ear.

equipment

With such controversy surrounding it’s

tic.

astringent

He

surprising that

use them. Guys and Dolls Hairstyling on Dundas Street in Cambridge, has been still

twice a

with a Band-Aid

it

won’t

fall

backing

out

if

way

they haven’t put the

in.

leaving the original jewelry in for at eight weeks, it’s

Romano

OK to change

gun he uses

and chemical antisep-

cleans the nose inside and out

it

to

tells

his

whatever

they want after four weeks.

Because he cleans using the chemical

his

equipment

antiseptic

and

maintains a sanitary establishment, he said there should be

no reason for

using cut up pieces of cotton and dis-

infection unless the client doesn’t care

infectant.

for

To compensate

Romano

for the

swelling,

only puts the stud in with the

gun and hands the

for the proper area.”

establishments

some

it

While most piercers recommend

less painful.

In order to sanitize the

establishments

it

it

he

place,

in

they sleep or shower. This

clients

Because of

it.

is

butterfly backing to

his clients advising

them

to put

it

on

themselves.

He that that

sells the

same

studs to clients

want their nose pierced as those want their ears pierced.

ft

properly.

“If they

and

it’s

fault,”

come back a month later I know it’s not my

infected,

said

Romano.

Cleaves recently had her nose redone using a needle and so far has had no problems with it.

While the price is higher, the quality is better.

From the Sanctuary "A click away from it all" It

used to be so plain and boring even the guy who designed

own

his

How

it

feU asleep looking at

creation.

something so important got But hey, these things happen.

to

be so plain was more an accident than design.

What had to happen to the CSI Web site was a total redesign for the New Year. And now that the site has gone hve for public consumption, students have another activities. avenue of knowing what's going on and what has gone on at CSI and CSI known, It's measured. be really can't union The value of a Web site to a student become however, that a good Web site that is easy to navigate can help students association. student their about more informed is the CSI's Aside from Spoke and our posting boards across campus, the Web site s campusConestoga of all at largest mechanism to communicate with the students ^

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pictures of stuthings to ponder about on the CSI's redesigned site are: the about information to access easier executive, student your to dent life, easier access function umon the student union and a way to give feedback to help your student

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opportumty to not too often that the average student can have such a wealth of is always CSI the because But level. be involved with the student union at some shouldn't redesigned been has site this way the interested in student participation, anyone. to come as any surprise been made Redesigning the site wasn't an easy task. In fact, the site couldn't have the way it was without the help of a student volimteer. their student union. It's just another way our students get involved with from the site being, at one Aside reason. The redesign of the site wasn't without change because the CSI logo to needed site the date, point, almost two years out of so much had changed because necessity a became site the Redesigning had changed. within the CSI. investors withm This is now a site the CSI can use to attract potential students and the community, a logical step for CSI to make. the CSI is truly the This site can now be used to prove to the rest of the world that It's

.

Looking for seven competitive

9

at

Shatara Tattoo on Water Street in

Bascom Marketing

to

make

done with a needle

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who would

saying,

“Those guns should be outlawed, they don’t clean them right.”

there

ing with a needle.

the nose

charge as

may

and did not want his

viruses and diseases such as hepatipiercing gun can’t tis and HIV.

It

places that pierce with a gun

when

With the gun it does it very quick and it’s less painful,” said

until the appropriate

nose.

the jewelry

day and cover

department has the

butterfly

“With a gun you

1

Once

cube and then push a needle through

ability to close

with a

advises his clients to turn

spread of diseases and vimses like

finds that in a lot of cases the

backing used to keep most earrings on, often pops off inside the nose or the jewelry begins to be pulled into the skin due to swelling.

using them for years. According to owner Vince Romano, he has pierced more than ,500 noses. He finds the gun to be an easy and

to

a lot of swelling.”

sterilized.

to pull into the

done

gun can end up swollen to the point where the stud will begin

and Promotion Act,” explained McDermott. She added that if it is a health hazard which contributes to the

the use of the gun,

“A needle

nose.

piercing

proper

an ear-piercing gun to pierce the

like hepatitis.

A nose

humane way of doing

All

can’t be sterilized properly in the

and infection

to the

(Internet photo)

guns are designed for ear lobes and can cause trauma and scarring to the Piercing

procedure under the Health Protection

ment

is

an establish-

causes a health hazard

piercing.

He

if

order them to change their

hepatitis C, the

it

Kim McDermott of Community

perform the procedure and

to

Cambridge, is against the use of a piercing gun for nose or cartilage

I’d

use them. Those main reason is the

opposed say tVie gun can’t be completely

Health department

Eternal

According

“If we we can

Kim McDermott,

for

performed.

way

area.”

nician

how a piercing can be

that regulates

then inspected.

“If they’re piercing with a gun.

Controversy surrounds the methods of nose piercing. While many condemn the use of piercing guns on

The

be

think there

given information as

to use the proper

having the proce-

told to immediately

still

i

equipment for the proper

Cambridge business,

another tattoo parlour where she was

more trauma

to

ment is found using an ear-piercing gun to pierce the nose, staff will be

it

Conestoga

and the sparkling stud was beginning to sink deep into her skin. Heeding the advice of friends and family. Cleaves finally went to

It is

heal.

getting infected,

swelled,

her nose was redder than Rudolph’s

The

to

Cherri’s took nearly .seven weeks.

enough stem and

sal

approximately

weeks

four

Health Department,

never expected that the

some

three

heal and have a greater chance of

tiny piercing she got in her nose could create so many problems.

noses,

piofting done with a needle

the Waterloo Regional

Julie Cleaves, a second-year gen-

at a

A

should only

gun, while cheaper, take longer to

it

eral business student at

Mere days

in rejection

was surprised, was all over, “It

but

didn’t hurt.”

dure done

This results

in the nose.

an exceptionally long lime to heal.

for the swelling

slightly as he pulled

exclaiming when

College,

compensate

began to pull the carring through her nose causing bleeding and extreme pain.

he was going to do.

She winced

Also, car-piercing studs arc loo short to

Cambridge and said he had his done with a gun and found it took

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Voice actors breathe If

asked, most of us could identimovie or television their faces

by seeing

but what about those actors we never actually see? Many of them

said

-

actors.

you were

If

to

message saying that

their

see

however, chances are you would never recognize them ... until they open their mouths, that is.

They

known

are

voice

as the “invisible” for cartoons

artists

and animated features. They play an important role in bringing to

life

animated characters and their job isn’t as easy as it may seem. In order to become a voice actor, one

must jump through virtually the same hoops and overcome the same obstacles as regular actors to become established, such as obtaining an agent and auditioning for roles.

To many cartoon fans (of

whom

are not necessarily children), animated characters can take on a

many

of their own. These characters are often maintained for years as a cartoon series progresses virtual

life

and, although the actual characters

themselves need never worry about tiring or aging, those behind the scenes must work "regularly at preserving the integrity of the charac-

through their voices. This can mean plenty of training and exer-

ter

cising the vocal cords, getting into

character and spending hours behind a microphone. Unlike regular acting, these performers do not generally have the advantage of team support from fellow actors. Although as

if

when

it

may

look

they have been interacting the finished product

is

pro-

each actor is sequestered alone in an isolation booth to perform their role while they read from a script. They sometimes watch a rough version of a

duced. in

scene uct

is

reality,

in front

of them

if

the prod-

not yet finished.

The two most common ways in which voice actors fulfill their tasks are; the voice acting first,

flexibility .

matched

as

the

picture

to the speech, or

over a picture that plete.

is

thus giving the actor

The

latter is

is

is

then

dubbing

already

most

done more

com-

common

in

foreign-language cartoons, especially the tion.

popular Japanese anima-

collectively

known

as

"anime.”

Susan Aceron, who has been in the business for three years, began her career on a CBC radio drama as

I

a voice here, but

before an audition. “If it’s animated character, it helps if you can see the drawings (of the

for an

character

Aceron also pro-

Filipino.”

ceeded

card to the office, not realizing

more

tion

tain

that they

role

but

you just take some instrucfrom the director and give it sev-

looks, height, hair colour, etc., so

you get an opportunity to be someone different. It is also quite a thrill to work on a series and be able to

auditioned for a cer-

recast as the actor

such as

Barlow says she loves getting behind the scenes when doing a cartoon. “It’s not a field that’s based on

and Sailor Saturn in the newly dubbed Sailormoon episodes. “For I

in,

‘mature’

eral different reads.”

includes the voices of Sailor Pluto

Sailormoon,

eas-

usually

work

recent

you go

‘young’ or

"upbeat.’

it

suitable.

is

you’ll get a particular

direction before

standard

Aceron’s

a voice that

Sometimes

it

procedure and could actually be frowned upon. “But I got tire audition call five minutes later ... my agent said not to do that again, but I had the audition the next day and booked it.” wasn’t

which makes

itself),

ier to find

send a personalized post-

to

to do.”

until right

left

was new

I

me

Barlow says often times actors don’t have a chance to see the script

could do the accent (because)

was

I

faces,

actors;

lenging for

“You have

the part.

casting director and

mainstream

more

other,

Aceron of

to be invited to an audition (but) I actually made a phone call to the

have been acting for several years, some with more movie and television experience under their belts than

would become different people, such as the Queen of England or a Romanian ice skater. This way there was always something chal-

tion even for that role because I was new in Toronto and the casting directors didn’t know (my) work,’

fy our favourite

actors simply

up or imaginary games where she

a Filipino nanny during a guest lead. “It was hard getting an audi-

B y HALLEY McPOLIN

cartoons

into

life

needed to be was no longer

develop the character, then see it come to life with animation.” Barlow’s advice to those who

doing the part. I watched past tapes of Sailormoon with the character

like to follow in her foot-

would

and practically mimicked what I heard the other actress do.” Although she didn’t feel she sounded at all like her counterpart, Aceron was called back and offered the job two days later.

steps

(Illustration

a recording of

make

to

is

how

learning

to breathe properly,”

“Be conscious of your

yourself trying out different voices

says Sirois.

voice as a muscle. Before a session

“Sailormoon is dubbed which means the characters are already finished. You have to lip-synch and

and even writing some brief scripts to go along. Again, an agent is always a necessity. “If you seriously want to pursue voice acting as a career, you will need to get an agent. If they are taking people on,

not easy,

or

get the right attitudes.

but practice does it’s

like music,

It’s

make

CD

they will probably require a tape of some examples of what you

-

perfect

can do. You will also have to join the ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio

really.”

Aceron says the business is a lot of fun, but difficult to break into. “My advice is to make a really good voice demo and market it to a voice agent. There are really good courses people can take to get

Artists) union.”

Although she has been

more than

business for

Myriam

Sirois says her favourite

was one of her

there, but without an agent, audi-

role

tions are few.”

Akane Tendo

Another actor who has performed on the popular anime Sailormoon is Emilie Barlow, who played the roles of Sailors Venus and Mars. Barlow began her studio work at the tender age of seven, singing jingles and completing voice-overs for commercials such as Bounce Fabric Softener. About* six years ago she decided to start working more seriously as a voice actor and

Ranma

(ETM)

signed

going

to

me up

was

I

Sirois

when

I

experience,

actor).”

Barlow’s

favourite role to date has been as

Penelope on the cartoon series Bad Dog. “Penelope was fun and challenging. She

was a six-year-old

- very precocious and gy.

She always liked

full

many

years,

I

I

feel

began her career

in the field

sound healthy.” Sirois agrees that

one of the best

aspects of voice acting

is

having to worry about your physical appearance. “It’s a very comfortable atmosphere,” adds Sirois. advises anyone who Sirois wants to go into the field to prac-

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My first suggestion

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an entertainment industry-related bookstore and find books on voiceovers,

how

do

to

names of coach-

it,

around for a long time and whose name is most often recognized is otherwise Cartwright, Nancy known as the voice behind Bart

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Simpson.

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and workshops, auditions,

make demo

tapes,

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how

agents,

taking direction,

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to

to

send

oii.”

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Cartwright was born

in

a small

now works and Los Angeles, Calif. She says Bart’s famous voice just came

you’re really cut out for this busi-

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2003

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Escape on a winter camping adventure By BRANDI STEVENSON

designed for snow

Winter

a busy season full of

is

snowboarding, ice

activity. Skiing,

fishing and

snowmobiling are all popular activities. One outdoor activity that

usually not associ-

is

winter

with

ated'

camping.

is

However, some hardy souls bundle up and enjoy this endeavour every year.

Dave Ethelston, an economics student

Wilfrid

at

University,

camping

Laurier

he goes

said

away from

to get

winter civiliza-

tion for a while.

when I’m camping,

“I find

1

don’t

ever have to think about anything

home

or at school, so

sort

it’s

at

of an

snow.

colour for safety reasons. People can identify and find you easier,

able

she said.

effective

Lake Secondary School, got snowed in on one of his first winter camping trips. Robinson learned to

are

Special gear

is

made by

is

up snow, letting it few hours and then hol-

piling

settle for a

a brand of sleeping pad.

known

good winter sleeping bag

Inc. in Waterloo, said fourseason tents have certain features

for winter.

They have more poles

for extra stability

and the

shape

tent

built a

20,

first

scouts

learned to

when he was

quinzhee, they slept

in tents.

However, he said a quinzhee would probably have been warmer. Another situation \vhere he

Frankcom recom-

mends

a

snow

would have prewas when

shelter

they’re lighter

bag because and more compress-

and two of his friends decided to go camping. They didn’t bring shovels with them so they

than

bags.

Down

couldn’t build a quinzhee. Instead,

down-fill

synthetic

when wet

Ethelston

so

they built a make-shift lean-to with a

most down bags have water resiston the outside

and packed snow around it. was somewhat warm, but it was also the coldest night of the year,” he said. “It was -32 C and all we had were sleeping bags. It was awful. A quinzhee would have been much

ant endurance fabric

A

of them, she said.

doesn’t carry

Guide

in

go camping just north of Elliot Lake, his home town. Although they would

sleep.

associate from

goods store Adventure

is

about nine. Every year they would

night’s

is

sporting

now

camp

ferred the

them

outdoor

is

winter

for a comfortable

sales

the

are

Layering

because you can add or take away layers as needed.

also necessary

after dark.

Frankcom, a

They

for their thin, lightweight

inflatable mattresses.

A

she said.

shell,”

Fthelston,

you definitely need a good Thermarest to sleep on, so you’re not sleeping right on the ground,” she said. A Thermarest is

lowing out the inside. There are a few alternatives to sleeping in a quinzhee and one of a tent. Laurie

in

“Inside

doesn’t insulate well

a shelter that

it.

inside the tent.

building campfires and quinzhees. is

yellow

also needed for

ible

quinzhee

to fall off

bright

al.so

escape,” he said, adding he liked

A

of

“Then on top of that you want to wear a lleece and on top of that you want to wear a waterproof breath-

is

They

which

is

bivy sack,

a waterproof sleeping bag

shelter, is also helpful to stay

cosy But she said her store bivies

suitable

for

winter.

“It

better.”

The next morning

For clothing, layering

is

the trick

warm, she said. Start with a base layer that will pull moisture to stay

away

tarp

from

your

body,

like

fingers

were so cold they couldn’t light a fire and the stove wouldn’t start either, he said. Ethelston

who

polypropylene.

their

was not

the only one

has spent a cold night in the

Mark Robinson,

in

vice-princi-

Robinson

started

up a course,

that

W.C. Eaket Secondary School

taught winter camping, as well as

Blind River, and a former teacher

other outdoor activities. During the

pal of

at Elliot

winter camp in teacher’s college when he took a course called out-

door and experiential education. A lew of his classmates enjoyed the

and started organizing extra weekend trips. On one trip, they took a group of kids from a juvenile delinquent home for a four-day activity

workshop.

year or two, he got adventure-

first

seeking students

had

.so

much

in

and the

temperature dropped to -40 C. One group’s quinzhee collapsed so they

popular. He said, ‘They were a great group because they were adventurous enough to try something that

was no history of.” wanted to teach winter

really, there

He

said he

people because,

to

I

people.”

this skill

“checking (each other) for frostbite

confidence.

and staying warm.” Robinson said, “At

young people

ture,

it

was purely

there

was no fun involved.” Even though he said it was one of the best ones he’s been on because it was the most challenging and he learned the most, especially that trip wasn’t fun,

about himself. learned what

“I

what

I

I

was capable

When

Another reason he

could do and

of,”

he

said.

teaching at the high school

started teaching

was so students could

learn

more about themselves and gain “I just

survival,

“It just

good things for me so figured it’s got to be good for other

did really

ended up covering themselves with a tarp, which didn’t provide any insulation, he said. The trip 'was spent

that tempera-

They

thcm.selves, he said. This group’s enthusiasm got attention from the school, and the course started getting

camping

The group got snowed

in the class.

fun and were proud of

found

and build

that it’s really cool for

push

to

their

and learn a whole selves,”

he

their

envelope

confidence that way, lot

about them-

said.

His favourite part of taking students on a

when when

trip is

their reactions

they are done. “I just love

everyone’s so pumped they’ve done it and they’re exhausted,” Robinson

because said.

Winter camping gives greater self-awareness If you asked me how I felt about winter about six years ago, I probably would Lave complained about

what a cold and desolate season was. However, all that changed when I went on my first winter camping trip with my high

ity, check out Princeton University’s Web site at

www.princeton.edu/~oa/winter/wi ntcamp.shtml or go to another

informative trugi.com.

Web

site at

www.sas-

Brandi

it

Stevenson

WHAT WOULD YOU

Opinion

school’s outdoors club.

On

the trip,

I

quinzhees. At

handed a shovel

I

when

didn’t

I

You

was

know

what was going on. And once I learned that the shovel was to help build a shelter that people were actually going to sleep in, I was in

learn about their character,

how hardworking they are and how well they handle pres^re situations. Some of my closest friends today are those I made on winter camping

trips.

disbelief. Like many other people, I couldn’t imagine how sleeping in a pile of snow could be warm. I

Besides the teamwork and the good food, the main reason winter

was soon proven wrong. Snow is an excellent insulator and if you

the sense of

wear the dry, you

right clothes will be

camping from

is

my

more than warm

favourite activity

accomplishment

I

PET SHOP BOYS?

is

get

it.

When you

and stay

crawl into your

sleeping bag at night, your belly

from the dinner you cooked, and you look up at the roof that you helped build, you can’t help

full

enough.

While on

that trip,

I

also discov-

GORP, an acronym for a high energy snack called “good old raisins and peanuts.” I normally

ered

but smile.

You gain so much

confi-

tasted so

dence and pride. I know that if I can handle a winter night in northern Ontario, 1 can handle just

cold.

about anything.

don’t like raisins, but they never

good out there in the guess that’s true about any food I’ve had on a winter camping I

You’re so hungry from all the activity, you’ll eat almost anytrip.

thing.

The most important was probably

learned

tance of teamwork.

thing

I

the impor-

When

you’re

out in the middle of nowhere the people you are with become your best friends. They have to be because no matter how experienced you may be, you’re always going to need some help along the

way. Building a quinzhee

is

a lot

of work and you can’t do it alone. It’s also nice to have somebody to vent your frustrations to, or help

you up

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learned about

first,

after

w shoe

-

you

trip

over your

again.

ou really get to know you spend hours with them

2m

insioe a six-by-six-foot

people

snow

hut.

Another great feeling I get is I come back and see the look of bewilderment on people’s faces after I’ve told them where I slept the night before. It reminds me of the look I probably gave the

when

person

who

told

me what

your used

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quinzhee was. I don’t remember why 1 decided to go on that first trip,

but I’m glad

1

did.

It

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gathering a few friends, bundling up and heading for the bush. Just

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for visitors

Vancouver offers a variety Vancouver, which

BY^INEAPJUjc^AR^ Where

by the Pacific Ocean and protected by a range of mountains, offers an endless supply of things to do

in the world can you play

and downhill ski same day? British Columbia is where I call home. I was privileged enough to spend two weeks there over the 18 holes of golf

and experience. If you strive for outdoor adventure, whale watchand hiking are skiing, ing, If you enjoy the more options. laid back forms of entertainment or like fine dining, shopping,

in the

winter break.

The warm weather and beautiful made it hard once again for me to return to the snow and

exploring

scenery

the winter winds of Waterloo. The only form of warm clothing 1

used on

was my hooded which is usually worn

my

sweatshirt,

surrounded

is

trip

museums,

art

for.

are flocking to the popular shopping division of Robson Street as

favourite

backdrop for

their next multi-

here under layers and layers ot

million-dollar film.

clothing.

is

the

most

Robson

Street

electric street in the

the

Granville

is

it

annual Writer and Readers

International

tourist

is

the

Comedy

Vancouver festival.

The world famous Capilano Suspension Bridge

is

Vancouver

oldest visitor attraction.

known

standing bridge across

Island

and

festival

The youthfulness of its customers combined with the history of the buildings gives Robson the

Vancouver offers it all. Celebrities and movie moguls

a

has lots of activities such as free shows and water rides and hosts

hundreds of years. Armani Exchange, BCBG and Banana Republic all line this street as well as the art museum and parts of the University of British Columbia.

for

antique atmosphere

11 £ u the stalls full of fresh vegetables, also fruits and seafood. The island

of Vancouver. It has been home to upscale clothing stores

city

another

attraction.

Accessible by car and boat, British is Island Granville market. favourite Columbia’s Visitors spend hours browsing

^

^

and

70

The

s

free-

140 metres metres above

is

Vancouver’s Capilano River. built of

wooden

The bridge is planks and rope sways, and creaks as hundreds of people run across view of it daily. The breathtaking the river and the surrounding rain

850.000 what draws 850,000

fnri^ctc IQ forests is

Stanley Park, the largest city park in Canada, is the most captivating place I have ever seen.

People walk the sea wall that surrounds the park for hours.

Hundreds of acres of trees, exotic flowers and animals inhabit this park.

It

also has mini golf, tennis

courts, a water park and a theatre and is a paradise for nature lovers;

only roller blades, bikes, and running shoes are allowed to be used in the park.

For all those looking to experience a fulfilling and exciting vacation, visit British Columbia.

(Photo by Sinead McCarty)

(Photo by Sinead McUarry)

The

Pacific

British

Ocean and

the landscape are two of the

many

factors contributing to

Columbia's beauty.

Peace and

quiet

vis-

each year.

itors

This is a view of the raging Capilano River from the popular Capilano suspension bridge in British Columbia.

abundant

in

the Providenciales

By JEFF MORLEY

Here, a person can

sail,

windsurf,

parasail or just lounge at, the bar.

In this day and age

more and more

it

is

becoming

Provo also offers great scuba

number of

ing offered by a

difficult to find a

div-

diving

deserted beach in the Caribbean.

operations around the island.

However, on

a large reef just north of Grace

the

small -island,

Providenciales, a deserted beach

Bay, which

is

only a short car or boat ride away.

known

Providenciales, otherwise

is

home

ety of marine

reef

is

host to

has

It

to a large vari-

and

many

wildlife.

The

large marine

is located in the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the Bahamas. The island is low lying, and is mostly made up of cacti and desert foliage. Provo is a small semi-arid

and dolphins. Also, snorkeling accessible from many parts of the beach where coral heads emerge through the surface just metres from the breaking

island of 20,000 people that

waves.

as Provo,

is

animals, such as sharks, rays, turtles

easily

is

rela-

undeveloped compared to many of the other hotspots around

oped,

the south.

subsequently expensive.

tively

While Provo

Because of this undevelopment, a

it is

is

largely undevel-

also very exclusive, and

of a single soul, except for the

Oceanfront rooms here can be had during the busy season for about $150 to $1,000 American a night. Some cheaper accommodation can be found sparingly

occasional iguana.

throughout the island

person can enjoy

many

different

beaches around the island and the surrounding Cayes that are devoid

The beaches

Provo are wide white sand expanses that are bordered by sand dunes and little else. The beach sand is soft and in many spots great for beachcombing. The waters here are turquoise and emerin

as

Science Centre, which sometimes Furthermore, Provo has very

tastefully

The seven-mile beach

Provo

speckled with condo-

minium luxury

that

casino, but

is

specialize

in

island

cuisine.

is

it

is

for

rarely busy.

the

person

who

enjoys relaxing, the outdoors and good food. However, this is noy^

resorts that are set

back behind the sand dunes. Many of the resorts have great restaurants

little

do except lounging on the beach and water recreation. The island does have two nightclubs and a number of bars but little else. Allegro Resort boasts a modest else to

However, Grace Bay is where most of the island development has occurred and where a lot of the is.

such places the Marine

has hostel-type rooms available.

ald blue.

action

at

Back of Beyond, and

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

Sailing trips are provided

They provide

around Providenciales. Sail Provo’s Water Caye, an iguana preserve.

trips to Little

is

an example

of

such an excursion.

|

destination for the backpacker, bCv for someone who can afford an

expensive holiday.


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SPOKE, January

— Page 9

2003

13,

Alberta Rockies prime vacation spot Students and sightseers flock to take

in

beautiful sites

By VALENTINA RAPOPORT

away

town located

from Lake Louise. Surrounded by 10 mountain peaks. Moraine Lake offers a variety of

within a valley of mountains, gla-

different hikes for both beginners

Imagine living lakes

cier-fed

roaming the

in a

and with wildlife

streets.

and experienced hikers.

a place

It’s

with endless outdoor activities and a

booming

which are small cafes located on The tea houses can only be reached by foot or helicopter. The Plane of Six Glaciers Tea House, located in Lake Louise, is one of the most popular tea house

nightlife culture nearby.

the mountains.

known

for its slow-paced way and its residents who come from all over the world to live

It’s

of

life

there.

It

is

known

to attract

who

seek

students,

many summer

employment as well as a chance get away from the city life. It’s Lake Louise, located Alberta, and

it

attracts

tourists year round.

hikes.

to

summer it hiUng

is

known

trails,

one

change of 3,600 metres. Tea houses offer simple beverages such as juices, coffee

its

Other summer

of

back riding, and mountain biking. For those wanting to experience a

surrounding natural

luxury vacation, there is the worldrecognized Fairmont Chateau Lake

and elk that can be seen on the side of the road.

named Lake Louise, is located among peaks of mountains and is known for its brilliant colour. Originally named Lake Emerald, the name was changed to Louise after Queen

outdoor activities, hotels, restau-

and souvenir shops, joL '

opportunities are not hard ta Snd; “It’s been a great way for me to

money

for school

same time get

and

at the

to see the Rockies,

Mora Smith, a student from of Guelph. Smith, University the who has spent the last two sum-

said

Lake Louise, dream destination.

mers working in described “It’s

it

as a

perfect for students because

at

Moraine Lake, located just 1 0 minutes away from Lake Louise, is one of Alberta’s most popular tourist sites. Surrounded by mountain peaks, many Canadians might recognize the landmark site because it used to be featured on the backs of Canada’s $20 bills.

who

employers

rent to

summer and

staff.

Due to affordable living costs, it is known among students as a good place to make money. However, according tOt^^gmith, saving money when you’re there is not easy. “The

is

hard to

resist,”

Mountains. Stretching over

1.35

square kilometres, the town seems it

really

can be attributed to

its

is.

This

towering

and winding trails. Having a population of 1 ,200 resthe majority of Lake idents, housing belongs to Louise’s

forests

,it

known

is

lot

for

its,,

differep,^^^^

*city "nighmfe feecause of TtsTafuS?

she

great

is sur-

an elevation of 1,200 metres.

Rated as a five star hotel, the Chateau is anything but cheap and is often the photograph on Lake

Surrounded by scape design. mountains, narrow streets and dim

streetlights,

European

Aside

resembles an old

it

Nevertheless, the variety of free activities such as hiking seem to more then make up for expensive nightlife prices. The hikare endless in both ‘Lakfe Ldtrtse'and Banff. One of the most popular hikes,

ities,

.

is

the

breathtaking

Lake Louise holds

a strong

reputation for being a stress-free destination. This in the end is what keeps people coming- back.

outdoor

Moraine Lake,

from

scenery, wildlife and outdoor activ-

style design.

^

..^:;p:im.e..j^eem§^4G^ TO -fhefe,” 'sara “It’s

slower

Smith. almost as though you’re in a

totally different country.”

only 10 minutes

said.

GROUPS AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULlE

Only 35 minutes away from Lake the town of Banff. is Known as the highest town in

Louise

Canada because of 1,372 metres,

its

trails,

WINTER, 2003

elevated

Canada’s oldest

it is

tain

among the many students in Ontario who have travelled to Western Canada in order to experience life in the Rocky

Although

nightlife in Banff, although

expensive,

holidays.” is

under $4.50. Nevertheless, for some, the experience is priceless. “It’s totally worth it because it’s something you might never get to experience again,” said Smith.

Monthly rental rates range from $50 to $150 per month. winter

national park established in 1855. In addition to its beautiful moun-

a lot bigger then

its it

rounded by Lake Louise and stands

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

the busiest season there (at Lake Louise) is during (student) summer

Smith

for

views, service and food,

Louise postcards.

Every summer students from all over Canada and even from around the world go to the town for summer employment. Because of the

save

Known

Louise Hotel.

lake,

Victoria’s daughter.

rants

often

activities

sonal staff include canoeing, horse-

beautiful

as bears

actual

tea, as well as

practiced by both tourists and sea-

hot spring pools, and wildlife such

The

and

desserts.

resorts. In the

for

can only be reached after

tion in

thousands of Located 183 as

It

a six-kilometre hike with an eleva-

kilometres west of Calgary, Lake

Louise is known Canada’s largest ski

Other

attractions include the tea houses,

wildlife,

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A support group for

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Friday,

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Entertainment

2002

13,

Celebs that entertained us If you’re looking for an intellectu-

of the

interpretation

al

important

that

the past 365 days,

1

Martha Stewart

8.

-

Cooking

6.

Trouble. Before 2002, Martha Stewart was

known

homemaker

as a

extraordi-

She had her own show, her own magazine, and a television show. She seemed to have the perfect life, and the curtains to prove naire.

it.

came as a huge shock to many year when her name was includ-

It

Eminem - The New “King

this

Media?”

ed

Whether you love or hate him. Marshall Mathers in, or Eminem, as he is known to millions, was red hot this year.

He had

and a

album. The

He

hit

a hit movie. 8 mile,

Eminem Show.

doesn’t lack talent.

The reason he

lack of charm.

hit the tabloids is his

At an awards show he verbally attacked electronica

artist

Moby

in

by calling out to the peaceful vegan singer. “I’m not front of millions

afraid to hit a

Eminem

man

also

rumours when

it

with

was

came

co-stars in 8 Mile.

to his

He was

ImClone scandal. Stewart

in the

in trouble

female

allegedly

seen out on the town with both

is

because of her decision to

sell

almost 4,000 shares of ImClone

A

stock late in 2001.

day

Food

the

did,

after she

Drug

and

Administration announced

would

it

not approve a cancer drug developed

by the biotech

and ImClone

firm,

stock took a nosedive.

Many

people believe that Stewart

had insider information, which would be a criminal offence. It remains to be seen

glasses.’’

the subject of

former lead singer of Black Sabbath who bit the head off of a

Hollywood paper congratulating Lopez on a recent award. In April, Lopez opened her restaurant with

dove. Millions of fans tuned in

her husband Judd at her side. Affleck

worse

Up Some

all

they were “just friends.” In March, Affleck took out a full page ad in a

live

in the past year.

of

away. Both their publicists insisted

each week to see their crazy antics. Their lives took a turn for the

found funny and just plain wacky

10.

reality

launched the

the

changed our lives in you might as well stop reading now. What you really want to know is all the juicy gossip. Here is a complete rundown of what

news events

MTV

show The Osbournes, they hit a gold mine. The family is led by the Prince of Darkness, Ozzy Osbourne. He is

When

By KATHLEEN DESCHAMPS

2002

in

face

The sad

though.

if

Stewart will

and be prosecuted

a judge

truth is if she stayed

with the stock, she would have only lost

Due

thousands.

to this scandal,

Rosie O’Donnell

-

year.

She

Coming

officially

came

out as a lesbian early in the year. She

wanted

to help

tions for

promote

gay people

summer when

the matri-

arch of the family, Sharon, got colon

out and walking away. Talk-show host Rosie O’Donnell

had a big

this

legal adop-

cancer. light,

Never shying from the

she

let

spot-

camera's tape

her receiving chemotherapy. Sharon later

admitted to Barbara Walters in

an interview that

would be

in Florida.

MTV

the

the

this current

season

season of the

last

was among the Finally, the

Murphy and Kim

Basinger.

guess nice guys really do finish

I

she just

and

may

time

later.

Carpenter gave birth to their child Vivian Rose. The couple is also raising O’Donnell’s three adopted

Ozzy’s drinking. They say that the stress of the cameras has made Ozzy turn to the bottle again.

get

children.

Sharon said to Barbara, “I can’t get sick on my own, and Ozzy can’t get

there

her

fall,

partner Kelly

life

O’Donnell quit her popular

show

in

May

talk

after six seasons to

spend more time with her family. This wasn’t the only tabloid topic

O’Donnell this year though. After only 8 months of running the magazine that bears her name, O’Donnell quit Rosie, stating that she didn’t have full control, and the magazine did not represent her vision anymore. Her nickname quickly turned from Queen of Nice to Queen of Mean. The publishers of the magazine sued O’Donnell for more than $100 million, and for

Osbournes. She says the reason

drunk on

his

own.” Sharon

is

is

now on

the path to host her

own

and Ozzy seems

be on the path

to

right into the Betty

Ford

talk

show,

married as soon as possible,

O.’ Donnell

has since countersued.

3.

spent last

fans.

is

it

the

end of

this

the fact that her

is

not final until

month. This will be

actress

w

Winona Ryder

New Year’s

planning

how

m

the first marriage for AfQeck, three

and counting for Lopez.

clinic.

she was going to explain the fact that

*

-m

b.tJtair"'

she got caught red-handed stealing more than $6,000 in merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. The question remains, why would an A-list actress who has been

1. Michael Jackson - The King of Drop. Michael Jackson has been known

nominated twice for an Academy Award feel the need to steal?

ruined his career and reputation.

She made

worst years of his career

the

news during

the year

as a strange

man

for

many

years.

A

sex scandal in the early ’90s nearly

He

turned out to have one of the

2002.

in

for her antics out of the courtroom.

popular boy band Justin Timberlake

Whitney’s back ... but is she on crack? For the last few years Whitney Houston has been missing in action. She was reportedly fired from the Oscars in 2000. At the Michael

seemed

For

Jackson 30th anniversary concert,

Winona was convicted on charges

However,

she appeared more skeletal than the

of grand theft and vandalism, but

around the time of the premiere of

they acquitted her of burglary.

Spears’ movie Crossroads, rumours

King of Pop’s nose. She was also caught with marijuana in Hawaii but

Mottola did not spend enough money promoting his album, and Jackson even went as far as to call

jury decided to

him

began

she fled before being arrested.

of Ryder and she received a tough,

Everyone wanted an explanation when it was time for Houston to promote her new album Just Whitney. Houston talked with Diane Sawyer

although jail-free sentence. She

Jackson had to go to court to

has to do over 100 hours

a dispute over a concert he backed

5.

7. Britney and Justin saying “Bye Bye Bye.” Pop princess Britney Spears and

most

the lead singer of the world’s

like the perfect couple.

several years they were.

all. she had already been married to Michael Jackson, how much weirder could Nick be?

deiTiere,

divorce from Judd

Reality Bites for Winona,

Hollywood

lose millions of dollars,

tabloids.

eyes. After

a big but. No, not Lopez’s

is

famous

1

However, neither relationship lasted until the movie premiere. In the past few months though, he has turned things around for him.self. He is now rumouied to be back with his ex-wife Kim Mathers and he has also stopped doing drugs and drinking according to the

Lisa Marie and Nicolas Cage “Heartbreak Hotel.” When Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, announced she was married to Nicolas Cage this summer, many people rolled their

before Lopez’s

Lopez announced to the world they were engaged in November. Even though they probably want to

In the

last.

9.

week

announced to the public that she and Judd were separating after less than eight months of marriage. It came as no shock to the pubwhen Affleck and Lopez lic announced they were dating a short

birthday, she

Brittany

who

celebrities

attended.

still

to fly that their love didn’t

come from up

above. Spears

denied that they were having problems; however, she

denying

things

is

infamous for

about

her

breasts...) The news of the breakup came March of 2002.

(Virginity,

life.

official in

in

December

to discuss the rumours.

late

Sawyer that the idea of her using crack was “wack,” how-

that

ever, later in the interview she admit-

She

insisted to

She made fun of herself by wearing a “free Winona” T-shirt on the cover of a magazine, and in May she continued to joke about the matter

when

Tommy

she hosted Saturday Night Live.

nity service,

The make an example out

now of commu-

and must pay back the

thousands owed to Saks.

Maybe

The problems began for Jackson in the spring when he released his album Invincible. It had disappointing sales, and Jackson blamed this on the head of Sony Music,

next

Winona will go to Value Village

Mottola. Jackson claimed

that

a racist.

In

the

late

summer

of 2002, settle

out of on the millennium.

Outside of the courtroom, Jackson wore a

instead of using the five-finger dis-

mask on his face. Inside when he took it off witnesses

count.

reported that he seemed to have no

time

surgical

They mamed in a lavish Hollywood ceremony in August, a week before the 25th anniversary of

refused to Justin-bash in

ted to using cocaine, alcohol, pills

Jackson’s nose, or lack thereof,

public. Timberlake on the other

and pot saying she abused these sub-

Elvis Presley’s death.

hand, seemed to do just the oppo-

stances “at times.”

husband

was the least of his problems last month though. While he was in Germany, fans stood outside his hotel room. Jackson waved and showed off his two children. He

in court facing

then brought out his youngest child.

numerous charges including driving

Prince Michael II, whose head was covered in a towel. Jackson dangled him over the high-rise balcony to

a

Some

people thought

hoax

to bring attention to Elvis.

this

was just

Cage did admit to being a huge Elvis fan. He was in the movie Honeymoon in Vegas, which had a After

all.

group of Elvis impersonators called The Flying Elvises, and he did an Elvis imitation in Wild at Heart. The couple had barely started their married they

life

when

they announced

were getting a divorce. The

shocking part was

it

was only four

months after their nuptials. Lisa Marie issued a press release saying,

"It

was a big mistake.”

Apparently, throughout their marriage, the

couple did not even share a

home. This was the third marriage for Presley and the second to

Cage.

fail

for

Spears, she

is.

the

pop-princess

photos showed him kissing his back-up dancer Jenna Dewan, and Charmed star Alyssa Milano had also been showing Timberlake who’s really the boss. site

this

year.

Tabloid

several

In

interviews

Timberlake said that Britney knew what she did and she knows

Her album came out

to disappoint-

ing reviews, and during the that the interview aired, her

Bobby Brown was without

a

permit.

cartilage leffin his nose.

It

looks

week

like

Houston may just be a page in Diva jumps on the wagon and kicks her husband off it.

Past unless she

why they are not together. In his new video Cry Me a River, he

2. J Lo and Ben Affleck - And sbe says ber love “don’t cost a thing!”

Lopez has claimed in her is real, and her “love don’t cost a thing.” She seemed to Jennifer

spends the song stalking a Britney look-alike and then cheating on her with a brunette. Ouch! Talk

songs that she

about

dumped

think the opposite this year

bitter.

Britney

is

currently on a six-

Justified. In this situation,

his

crazy

antics

Justified though.

seem

that

4.

Tbey’re Creepy and Tbey’re ... Tbe Osbourne Family.

Kooky

Man

Alive

Ben

Lopez married Chris Judd in September 2001. Only two months later Lopez began working on the movie Gigli with co-star Affleck. The two seemed close right Affleck.

none of

she

her choreographer husband

for People’s Sexiest

month hiatus and Timberlake is promoting his new album

when

the screams of fans below.

The images of Jackson endangermade it into every magazine and news station. Authorities ing his child

even considered pressing charges against the self-titled King of Pop. Jackson issued a statement saying it was a terrible mistake. This incident pretty

much

ruined what was

left

of

his reputation.

To conclude 2002 in entertainIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and must of the time, it was just great fun. ment:


Entertainment Film

This past year saw more box offiee

misses than

flops

leaving

with the

hits,

audiences shaking

Festival. There is also a lot of Oscar buzz surrounding this film that will increase as nomination time draws near.

One Hour

Photo, again starring

However, there were several really good HI ms that stood out from all the other garbage that was

Robin Williams, was released quictly in late summer. Williams is Sy Parrish, a lonely photo technician at a local one-hour photo counter,

released.

who

their heads.

Insomnia, starring Al Pacino and

Robin Williams, was by

far

He begins

snaps.

finally

form an obsession with

one of

brings

that

to

family

a

pictures

their

for

in

the best lllms of the year. Pacino

developing. Williams

played a Los Angeles detective

and creepy while still letting the audience feel sorry for him. About A Boy, with Hugh Grant

searching for a murderer in Alaska.

The

acted to scary perfection

killer,

Williams,

by

Pacino

taunts

Punch Drunk Love was a roman-

comedy

starred

that

Adam

man falling in love with a woman who was played by Emily Watson. He has many Sandler as a lonely

obstacles to overcome, his seven

Sandler’s

nagging

many

where

at the

was

film

in

duel roles,

is

on 2002

.is

critics best film lists for

Cage well

the

comedy that made him famous. The film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson, won the award

The

and a candidate for best Adaptation, starring

picture.

Nicholas extremely

done and was directed by

Spike Jonze.

usual gross-out

best director

novel.

released in September, but

This was

through

running

man

playing a rich, irresponsible

selling

including

serious role

first

wasn’t

he

sisters.

charming

looking for a woman, is a charming romantic-comedy. The movie was adapted from Nick Horby’s best-

throughout remote Alaska.

tic

is

He

is

the

man

respon-

sible for directing the hit. Being John Malkovich, a couple of years ago. Adaptation is a biography of

Cannes

the

of that

writer

Kaufman, and

his

film,

Charlie

twin

brother.

1

Greek woman trying

to

her

get

who

family to accept her fiance,

Greek, while she comes to

isn’t

terms with her

own

heritage.

Hollywood released

big

several

budget films that were well done

and

rather than just

told a story

relying on the usual special effects.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Lord of the Rings: The

Two Towers, were two examples

of

(Internet photo)

Both movies grossed incredible amounts at the box office, and this.

Spider-Man, played by Toby Maguire, climbed to the top box office as effortlessly as he scales this building.

Spider-Man exploded into thein May and never looked back. The film shattered box office records, while video and DVD sales went through the roof as well. Toby Maguire put on the blue and red suit as Spider-Man to fight the evil Green Goblin. The movie was

thing that

was

less into the films, we realwe had wasted our money. Rollerball, with LL Cool J and

Pacino confronts Robin Williams in the movie thriller Insomnia. usual in the movie was a big departure from his

Williams’ cal©

The

They soon

new

television

shows

2002 and numerous older shows brought back viewers w ith improved plots. Like them or hate them, reality shows also took in some high rat-

comedy

Some

of family values," summarized a

on the

poll

Web

site

about.com.

The poll of the Top 10 reality shows rated The Osbournes as No.

1.

It

also included such pro-

(Internet photo)

Tony Soprano mourns the death of his mother on the Sopranos.* Guide said

in the

section of

Brother and The Real World.

inated for a

well,

even though

is it

still

as

a hit,

just finished

its

on HBO. "Their angry confrontations, ^lasterfully written and performed. fourth season

Crackled

with

electricity.”

TV

Cheers and Jeers

their Jan. 2 issue.

grams as The Amazing Race, Bachelor, Big Survivor, The The Sopranos

shares

its

cate-

shows, on about.com. and Order. The Real

other

according to a

and the cable ratings groundbreaking sense

with their

It

Enthusiasm.

“Ozzy and Sharon have swept the nation

series.

The Sopranos has also been nomGolden Globe award series, along with drama best for the shows Six Feet Under, also on HBO. The West Wing, on NBC. 24. on Fox. and The Shield, also on Fox.

The Simpsons, on Fox. has been

are CSI.

Law

top-rated

list

World. Alias. Everybody Loves Raymond. Nigella Bites. Trading Spaces and Gilmore Girls. A couple of shows that are expe-

make

good movie with Half Past Dead,

but failed as usual with his endless

The movie was nothing new and will be rememstunts

and a stupid

storyline.

prison

action-filled

bered as one of the worst of 2002.

about

need each

i

o f

our wallets but failed

Enough, with Jennifer Lopez, Formula 51, starring Samuel L.

movies of 2002. Will these actresses and actors

Murphy and debuted

in

from

learn

their

Probably not, especially

cheque

mistakes? the pay-

if

But hopefully audiand will make better

is right.

ences will, choices in 2003.

increase your probability of Here are a couple of suggestions to your resolution to do better.

fulfilling

TURN YOUR RESOLUTION INTO A DECLARATION Resolving to do something is simply intending to do something. You can be Declaring easily distracted by intentions.

t

do something is making a commitnignt. Ask yourself if you are truly committed better. to fulfilling the declaration to do

h

We

in

to entertain.

OF US COMMIT TO AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH NEW YEAR, MANY ACCOMPLISH. WORTHY SOUNDING GOALS WE WANT TO OUR INTENT AS STUDENTS, MANY OF OUR COALS SURROUND TO DO BETTER NEXT SEMESTER.

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There are numerous others that

made a dent

KEEPING RESOLUTIONS

SERVICES

gory with NBC's Friends and Will and Grace, along with HBO's Sex City and Curb Your the in

ings.

Wilson,

qg

on for more than a decade now' and is still going strong. has been nominated for a It Golden Globe for best musical or

in

that

Spy, with Eddie

peeP

viewers glued to their sets Many

agents

November, but was soon forgotten. Wilson played a secret agent who needed Murphy to help him find ter-

2002-03 television season keeps REBECCA LEARN

terrible plot

and a

Owen

find that they are

a

Jackson, and Stealing Harvard, with Tom Green, should receive honorable mention, as some of the worst

on too many special

relied

I

other, but also trying to save their

better comedies.

Steven Seagal attempted to

immediately.

other to defeat the bad guys.

also badly acted,

much

One day he might surprise everyone and make a good movie, but that may be asking too much.

battling

and followed a extreme sport of rollerball is featured with players battling each lives.

funny guy routine.

nothing, even though he has been in

plot.

Jamie Lee Curtis realize that nobody cares anymore? Action movies were just as lame and left audiences wanting their money back. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu was released in September and flopped almost

effects

Chris Klein, not only flopped at the ridiculous plot.

in this film

it

It

ized

an extremely predictable

who paid money to

was trapped

the audience

rorists in

Murphy’s comic abilities could not save this one and Wilson added

and did not want to walk out. Horror pictures did not fare any better, because they were nothing different and bored us with their disappointing plot and lame storylines. Fear Dot Com, Jason X, and Halloween: Resurrection were three prime examples. When will See

story carried the

was

with no rules and

surrounded by intrigue. The only

with special effects, but a

theatres, but

game

trapped in a

atres

hour or

(Internet photo)

of the

will continue to in 2003.

movie into the last nail-biting fight between the two. It will probably not win the Oscar for best picture, but will be nominated in several of the sound and effect categories. Despite these good films, there were a lot of bad movies that bogged down the box office. The previews seemed to give them some appeal and life, but after an

appeared

11

Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper coalongside Cage, who won an Oscar for his role in Leaving Las Vegas in 99.5. The sleeper comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding was given great reviews by. both critics and audiences. It enjoyed a healthy stay at the box office thanks to strong word of mouth, instead of relying on previews and trailers. The film was well written and the story kept everyone laughing. It follows a

good

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riencing trouble in their ratings are

The Drew Carey Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway? “ABC tried a risible

time

remedy: switch their

periods.

It

worked

like

a

- Whose Line shot up dropped 1 nine per cent." TV Guide said in

hard-to-c^nge mirds^ Whining about how hard it is to change creates a changing is less in old habits, then success m If your thinking Is embedded likely.

criticism. They r^l^ople who make few promises get very little accomplish. very little. Tell people what you intend to

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13,

Entertainment

2003

The Two Towers captivates audience* By LESLEY LEACHMAN

Wood)

and Pippin meet Treebeard (an Ent) in Eangorn forest and he takes them to a cave where they rest for

to the

several days while Treebeard tells

ship of the ring has been shattered:

Sam It’s

been almost a month since

it

but audiences are

hit the theatres,

up to see it. The Two Towers, which is based on the Lord of the Rings novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien, has been lining

still

captivating viewers with

its

incred-

and excellent ible visual performances' since it opened in December. Director Peter Jackson begins The Two Towers with a replay of Gandalf (Ian McKellan) being effects

(Sean Astin) and Frodo (Elijah

are travelling on their own Kingdom of Mordor; Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin

Boyd) have been captured by

(Billy

the Uruk-hai (a breed of evil creatures

that

serve

the

dark

lord

and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Gimli (John RhysDavies) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) are pursuing the Uruk-hai. The movie does an excellent job Sauron);

them

of the Ents. Ents themselves

history

the

Eventually,

the

decide to join with the hobbits and demolish the land of Isengard

(which

by the wizard

ruled

is

Sarumon and populated by

the

Uruk-Hai). In the film, however, when Treebeard first encounters the hobbits he thinks they’re ores

of bringing Tolkien’s characters to

and wants no part

Gollum’s (who once possessed the ring) seedy figure, sinister eyes and creeping movements are exceptional; the Umk-hai’s twisted features and rotted teeth add to their wicked characters, and the enchanted, tree-like Ents are a

Isengard.

between Aragorn and the elf, Arwen, appears in the appendix of

movie, so viewers that have not

spectacular cinematic effect.

the third novel. Jackson, however,

and wants

seen the Fellowship of the Ring

However, when it comes to the plotline, Jackson changes the story

brought

second film and it adds a contrast in between the grisly battle scenes in the movie.

This gives the movie a climax that

pulled

down

to the black depths of

Moria by a fiery demon. After that the movie picks up exactly where the Fellowship of the Ring left off. There is no prelude or summary of events

that

occurred

the

in

first

will be at a loss.

the

In

movie, a group of

first

adventurers set out to destroy a ring,

life.

quite a

bit.

For example, the hobbits Merry and Pippin have a much larger role

which was crafted by Sauron, the ruler of Mordor. The ring possesses great power and people are drawn to it. It brings hatred and anger to those

journey with the Uruk-Hai in

who

greater detail.

desire

The only way

it.

destroy the ring

of Mount

fires

in

The Two Towers,

In

The the

crowd

seat,

I

Furthermore, in the novel. Merry

in the

crowd

filled

filled the

was unaware

Princess

that I

the theatre,

was

in

out and the magic began.

The opening

act of the perform-

my

and would be a

attention

convinced me that this wonderful musical and time well spent. During the first act actors dressed as animals

walking through the crowd and from behind the curtains. They were dressed as animals such as tigers, lions and giraffes, with one big elephant front and centre. The costumes combined puppetry, masks and elaborate makeup, and were truly incredible, as was the choreography, the dancing and the singing, all which brought the musical to life. No matter where you looked there was always something that would astound and after

and silence the lights went

settled

ance captured

attitudes

and Pippin persuades Treebeard go to war against Isengard. Additionally,

it

filled the stage

amaze you. The strong voices of the actors theatre

as

and actresses

filled the

they sang the famous

song. Circle of Life,

composed by

Elton John.

Each

act of the

performance was

the

love

to (Internet photo)

story

into the

However, one of the most noticeable differences between the novel

and the movie is Faramir’s character. When Frodo and Sam travel near the kingdom of Gondor, they are met by Captain Faramir and his army. In the book, Faramir is not tempted by the ring and gives Frodo provisions to help him on his

Lion King musical

about to see a performance that I would never forget. Finally, after the

The

much

the fellow-

it

of Wales Theatre, I anxiously awaited the start of The Lion King. As I watched people find their places in the theatre from my bal-

cony

And

book, Tolkien describes their

Mordor.

to

By IZABELA ZARZYCKA As

in the

and social standings of the Uruk-Hai are also explained in depth.

bum

to

is

Doom

novel than in the film.

in the

destroying

in

The hobbits finally convince him that they are not ores

a

new experience

in the sense that

how

out-

standing the cast was by singing

wonderful songs and doing incredible moves with their bodies to make sure that they looked like animals and not like humans. The stage props made me feel like I was really on the pride land with the lions.

Along with the amazing

singing and great acting

came some

humour. There were jokes that were and there were parts in the musical where the crowd burst out told

Faramir

is

wonderful musical was almost never created. While reading the musical’s program, I learned that in 1995 there were this

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Study Skills

see the struggling personalities of

Gollum. On one side, he is a twisted evil creature, living solely to find the ring and wanting to destroy all those who stand in his way. But on the other side, he is a lonely person that desperately wants to live freely, like the way he did before he found the ring. Additionally, the film ends at a

its

power

for Gondor.

victim to the ring’s power. thing that

ter in the film

is

done much

bet-

than in the book

different spot than in the novel.

is

does not always come naturally. Students who want to learn and who are eager to do well in college do not always know what to do. Many students do not know how much to study or how to use their time wisely. They may not know how to read college-level textbooks. Absorbing and remembering information from lectures can be difficult, especially

“she” that Gollum refers to at the

Serkis does an incredible job of life.

end of the movie is already introduced in the book and it ends with

easier to

a greater cliff-hanger than the film.

bringing Gollum’s character to Also, in the film

it

is

much

rumours that Disney was planning on taking another theatrical step, following Beauty and the Beast. Aladdin and The Little Mermaid were floated as strong possibilities. But no one knew that Michael Eisner was thinking of doing The Lion King. Disney officials questioned the idea and challenged the

wisdom of Eisner’s Thomas Schumacher,

decision.

executive

producer of the film version of The Lion King, said the idea was the worst one that he had ever heard create

a

it

would be impossible version

stage

to study efficiently

to

of such

inherently non-theatrical material.”

However, Eisner thought that nothing was impossible and the musical opened on Nov. 13, 1997. After the great performance was over the crowd rose to its feet and gave a standing ovation for approxileft

and came back on as the continued to stand and

the stage

crowd

(Photo by Izabela Zarzyeka)

applaud.

Timor)

Ticket sales for

The Lion King

in

they are not familiar with the lecture style of teaching.

Toronto are scheduled to end on

March

good students lack basic skills. They may not be able to read well enough for material, or have vague notions about English grammar. Many students have diffi-

potentially

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for

your birthday. But don't wony, no

battle

make

By BLAKE GALL

a tough

Who would

ever guess that going

band that I would turn into

to a concert to see a

have no

interest in

one of the best nights out

Aries 21

AM

I

October 23

if

November Everything going on

now

right

Fate

how

is

is

your

in

life

out of your control.

playing a major part

events unfold. Expect the

21

April 20

You

-

are

Sagittarius

will start looking at situa-

tions in a different light.

solving will be easier

if

November 22 December 21

20

Problem-

you think

A

new

the look out for

creatively, not logically.

anyone dropping subtle

Luckiest day: January 13.

Luckiest day: January 15.

A

of

friend, Katie Bjorgan, 20,

Niagara

Falls,

ets to see their

managed

to get tick-

New Year’s Eve

pre-

ately to put titles to the

did

one

line that

know from some of

their

tunes.

relationship, either friend

So be on

Tragically Hip

really was.

we

or partnership could be in the near future.

The

at

show on Dec. 30. On the way there we laughed about how few songs we knew by The Tragically Hip, trying desper-

Luckiest day: Jaiyuary 16.

May

night

a

Coli.seum with

Someone with a temper might be on your case. The best way around

Taurus

how Copps

definitely surprised at

enjoyable

unexpected.

Luckiest day: January 15.

was

-

them is to let them think they winning any arguments.

in

long

in a

time'.^

Scorpio

April 18

-

cally

decision. Follow your instincts

Luckiest day: January 18.

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January 19

well as you like. If you’re having difficulty with others

best impression, be yourself.

work may not go

at

it is

as

best to

agree with them, they'll leave you

Don't put on any false fronts.

alone.

Aquarius

July 22

January 20 February 18

turn his or

her back to you. If this happens

Someone could be making changes in your life. Keep in

don't try to reconcile; this person’s

mind they

A

close friend

friendship

is

may

-

not worth the trou-

are looking out for

your best interests and don't mean

ble.

to hurt you.

Luckiest day: January 14.

Luckiest day: January 18.

July 23

Anything happening to you in a is meant to be. be good or bad,

it

February 20 March 20

August 22

close relationship

Whether

that

the

crowd

the

we

opening

who

wouldn’t be acts.

We

at

didn’t

they would be.

We

grabbed some drinks and made our way to our 10th row seats. The concert started with Canadian singer Sam Roberts who is currently enjoying success with his single Brother Down. I

good

that I

knew

that

sang along for a bit. Roberts is a rock star in the truest meaning of the word. He attempted to get the crowd on its feet but didn’t get the best reaction. The audience was less than impressed with his someI

what hardcore style. All interest was lost when he performed The Canadian Dream, a song about socialism in Canada which basi-

and started singing

stage.

else in the place.

there the concert

moved,

sound with Burlington native Sarah Harmer taking the stage. She began by reminiscing back to 1986 when she watched The Tragically Hip perform in a small Hamilton bar. “I never imagined I would be performing on the same stage as them just 16 years later,” Harmer to a lighter

said.

The crowd cheered as Harmer performed her hit single Don’t Get Your Back Up Over This, which most people associate her

Eventually,

Harmer

finished her

and the stage was prepared for the main event. The Hip would soon arrive. Immediately

patrons

fate

has a path laid out for you to fol-

News around

-

a job could give

you something to think about. If someone is offering you something, make sure you think it over.

H

1

and before we knew it we were rocking just like everyone

Lead singer Gord Downie is an amazing performer with his constant movement on stage. He has a bit

of a habit of thrusting his microphone stand

pelvis at the

but

it

was

The

really quite funny.

song

third

You may

began

strobe

lights

during the higher

tempo songs. The Tragically Hip is known for its Canadian pride, which band

ple in the coliseum. After a short intermission The Tragically Hip took the stage.

Maple

I’ll be perfectly honest with everyone and say that I have no clue what the opening song was. I had never heard it before. The

band recently released their latest album entitled In Violet Light. Maybe the first song was from that album. However, the second song was Music At Work. I knew that one

members

incorporate into their

show.

With people wearing Toronto Leafs and Montreal Canadians jerseys, it was obvious that the crowd was equally as proud of its nationality. The band’s unique style of music managed to draw people from nine to 90, something I had never seen before.

The

entire night

ly

Canadian evening.

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was

fun-filled

with a range of sounds, styles and faces. I’m glad that I took part in what I consider to be such a proud-

joumalisrn find yourself in a bit

New

some sporting authentic Hip hockey jerseys that were sold at the concert. The beer was chugged and some illegal substances were passed around. There weren’t many sober peocheering,

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Orleans Is Sinking, which I also knew. I couldn’t believe that they sang that song too so I continued to rock out. The set continued with hits such as At The Hundredth Meridian, Poets, We Kings, Nautical Disaster, Fully Completely, Locked In The Trunk Of A Car and Fireworks. They didn’t sing Courage, but Katie and I figured out what song it was eventually. The show was amplified by impeccable lighting which included a starlight background and a few

Luckiest day: January 15.

August 23 September 23

seal

at the

ly

low.

Luckiest day: January 19.

was by

top of lungs. Katie joined in quick-

my

From

it

jumped from my

chanting “Hip! Hip! Hip!” Unfortunately, Roberts still had another 20 minutes on

started

set

late

I

Pisces

Leo -

for

song SO

Cancer June 22

7:20 p.m. so

but had no idea that

The Hip.

After an hour on stage the audience got a little antsy and the chanting began again.

felt pretty

Luckiest day: January 16.

Luckiest day: January 16.

country

with.

even know

You could be working close to an authority figure. To make the

Things

the

Century and Katie seemed to recall a song that had to do with courage. I had no clue what she was talk-

would be played that evening. We arrived at Copps Coliseum

Capricorn

Gemini

glorifies

beyond belief. It was then

sang the

ing about but hoped that the song

May

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between friends may

leave you having to

ment.

have a good time.

2003

new year with a bang

-

don't let opinions cloud your judg-

matter what you end up doing, you'll

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Sports

2003

13,

2003 world of sports will be action-packed

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the

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By JAMES DOYLE

nominate teacher? distinguished a

Would you

like

to

The new year is upon us, which means it is time to look into the

teachers are those who demonstrate commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. Distinguished

crystal ball

exceptional

fi.

Prep Studies - John McIntosh

ext.

the

New

England Patriots win the Super Bowl, the Detroit Red Wings raise the Stanley Cup, the Los Angles NBA the win Lakers Championship for the third straight year and the Anaheim Angels walk away with the World Series. So, who will do it this year?

the following committee members:

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we saw

2002,

In

demonstrate leadership in their schools and/or the college and in related work with their professions or in the community. For more information or nominations forms, contact one

They also

of

and see what 2003 has

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NFL The New England Patriots failed to make the playoffs and will not have a cliunce

to repeat as

This leaves the

Nominations open on January 1 3, 2003 Nominations close on March 14, 2003

NLL

champs.

playoffs wide

open. Wildcard weekend saw the early

Bay, of Green Cleveland and the

exits

Indianapolis,

New

York Giants. The elimination

of Green Bay means that favourites Tampa Bay and Philadelphia won t

Lambeau

Lield to

play the Packers. If Tampa

Bay can

have to travel

Envy goes both ways.

to

avoid games in the cold weather, of taking

their defence is capable

them

way

the

all

San Diego and

to

the Super Bowl.

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AFC,

the Oakland Raiders ami of MVP quarterback Rich Gannon and the ageless wide receiver duo of Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, while the New York In the

will ride the

led

s

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season to overtake Miami and

England

last

quarter-

back-turned-starter

FIDE

AFC

and a convincing 41-0 victory over the Colts to advance to the second round of the playoffs, the Jets are a team to watch. My crystal ball, however, is showing Tampa Bay making the cross-country trip from Florida to San Diego to take on coach Jon Grudens old team, the Oakland Raiders. But look for the Raiders to step it up and win the Super Bowl.

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Hockeytown. However, the Wings are located in the tough Western Conference, and will need to get by teams such as Dallas, Colorado and Vancouver. Detroit

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new

netminder, Curtis

Joseph, has never

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of 20* save at least

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a Stanley

Cup, and lost his No. spot at the 2002 Olympic Games. Look for younger teams like Vancouver to emerge in the West. Going East, the Ottawa Senators are tearing up the NHL. Marian Hossa has had a coming out party this year and is leading his team to the top of the standings. But just because you fin1

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teams

still

like

too fuzzy to see, but

Philadelphia,

Jersey and Toronto

all

2003.

who know how to win. It will all come down to who is healthy at the right time. Some players to watch

playing with a pure goal scorer like

of

s

Pats, the Jets are

Pennington. With wins

in

New

in the footsteps

champion

Blue Jays to greater heights

late in the

prepared to be this year Cinderella team.

Following

2002

include Mario Lemieux, Marcus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi. Look for a healthy Mario to continue his dominance and win the league scoring title. Naslund is leading the league in goals, and should continue to do so. Bertuzzi is quickly becoming the most dominant power forward in the league, and

Jets look

year

(Internet photo)

Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske has the potential to take the

New

have guys

Naslund means good things

NBA Shaq may be married now, but that hasn t changed the fortunes of the Los Angles Lakers. Shaq is still the most dominating player in the NBA. His huge frame can control

game down

low,

giving the

looking for a

into the

mix

who

Mets,

Tom

bite.

The

New

signed former

Glavine away from the

division

Atlanta

rival

York

MVP inter-

Braves,

looked poised to acquire either big-

name

starter.

The Expos

will

also

listen

to

superstar right

either

offers

for

fielder

Valamir Guerrero or second

baseman Jose Vidro. Many teams would like to have one of these stars walk into spring training wearing their uniform, but the high price tag attached to both will hin-

many

der

teams.

The Toronto Blue Jays have been

Lakers a chance to win every night.

Throw Kobe Bryant

likely

are

playing their final season in Montreal and look like they are having a fire sale. Pitchers Bartolo Colon and Javier Vasquez are both on the trading block with many contending teams

for

Vancouver.

the

The Montreal Expos

relatively quiet thus far, but look

young team rounding into The offence will need to be by the American League

and the Lakers have one of the most dangerous duos in the league. The Dallas Mavericks have stepped up this season as an elite NBA team, with Steve Nash, Dirk Novitski and Michael Finley. The Mavericks are 28-5 through Jan.

tial to

The Mavs appear ready

to chal-

of the order.

Western

The pitching staff will ride the arm of Roy Halladay for as deep as it can go into the season. Look for Toronto to play well,

lenge

the

Lakers

for

supremacy. In the East, the Indiana Pacers

got off to a terrific

start.

count out the Celtics,

deadly pair of their

But don

t

who have a own in Paul

like a

shape. led

Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske and designated hitter Josh Phelps.

give the Jays a lethal middle

and finish above .500. The New York Yankees are

Pierce and Antoine Walker. North

as strong as ever.

of the border, the Toronto Raptors have been worse than bad thus far. Vince Carter has been injured for most of the year as has team leader Antonio Davis. It is still too early to pick any winners, but I can tell you the Raptors may have a chance at the No. 1 draft pick if they continue their dismal play.

is

MLB The 2003 baseball season quickly

approaching,

but

is

the

biggest stories are yet to surface.

A

healthy Carlos Delgado has poten-

in

aging, but that

The pitching

still

staff

won t bother them

2003. The offence will go as far

as

Derek

Jeter

Yankees seem

to

does, and the be riding a win-

ning horse.

2002 should have been Oakland s them to come back with a vengeance in 2003. The National League will be determined by who wins the Expo s lottery at the end of the year, but look for

year.

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am

putting

my

lucky

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